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        Declaration of Independence

      Broadside, framed & glazed. Measuring approx 750 by 640mm, two faint old folds. Washington, D.C.: St. Clair Clarke and Peter Force,

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        The Haunted Man and the Ghosts Bargain

      A fancy for Christmas-Time. First edition. 8vo. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in gilt. London, Bradbury & Evans.

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      [N.p., but likely Wisconsin, 1848. Approximately 6 1/2 x 10 inches. Framed, with UV3 plexiglass. In fine condition. An attractive watercolor by American army officer and noted artist of American Indians, Seth Eastman, depicting the moment of surrender by the American troops at Fort Shelby in Wisconsin during the War of 1812. Fort Shelby was the American fort built at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, at the junction of the Mississippi and Wisconsin rivers, in June 1814 by William Clark, governor of Louisiana Territory. It was named for Isaac Shelby, Revolutionary War soldier and first governor of Kentucky. Its purpose was to block any British advance on the headwaters of the Mississippi, but the fort fell to them after a short siege in the latter part of July 1814, and was renamed Fort McKay. The war was over too soon for this to prove of strategic value, and it was burned in May 1815 by departing British troops. The United States then constructed a major post, Fort Crawford, on the spot. Seth Eastman, a captain in the U.S. Army, was noted for his scenes of Indian life, particularly of the Sioux and the Dakotah. John Francis McDermott has called him "the premier watercolorist of the Mississippi River landscape." He was commissioned in 1849 to illustrate Henry Schoolcraft's great work on the American Indian, HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION, RESPECTING THE HISTORY, CONDITION AND PROSPECTS OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF THE UNITED STATES, 1851-57, a work for which Eastman produced over 275 pages of illustrations. Near the end of his life in the 1870s, Eastman was also commissioned by the U.S. Government to paint seventeen important American forts. Eastman's work from 1841 to 1848, during the time he was stationed at Fort Snelling at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers, centered on Indian life, and the Mississippi River. During this time he is known to have also painted Fort Crawford at Prairie du Chien, the fort which replaced Fort Shelby, as well as a number of watercolors in the Prairie du Chien region. In fact, Eastman himself was once stationed at Fort Crawford, his initial assignment after graduating from West Point in 1829, and his earliest known dated sketch was made there. He must have known the story of the surrender at Fort Shelby, and probably had details of the event from some who had witnessed the surrender first-hand. A handsome watercolor of the Mississippi by a noted American artist. John Francis McDermott, SETH EASTMAN'S MISSISSIPPI (University of Illinois Press, 1973). Sarah Boehme, et al, SETH EASTMAN: A PORTFOLIO OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS (Afton Historical Society Press, 1995).

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        Mémoire sur la planète Neptune

      Bachelier, Paris 1848 - ____ Tiré à part des Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Sciences', tome XVII, séance du 2 octobre 1848. On joint 9 tirés à part des communications de Le Verrier à l'Académie des Sciences et un de Mouchez : - Recherches sur les comètes périodiques. . , tome XXV, séance du 25 octobre, 1847. 11 pp. - Recherches sur les comètes périodiques. ., tome XXV, séance du 20 décembre, 1847. 9 pp. - Nouvelle détermination de la différence de longitude entre les observatoires de Paris et de Greenwich. ., tome XXXIX, séance du 25 septembre 1854. 14 pp. - Théorie et tables du mouvement de Vénus. ., tome LI, séance du 26 novembre 1860. 7 pp. - Réponse de M. Le Verrier à M. Delaunay. [sur une modifications de nombres de la Théorie de Vénus et de la Terre.] ., tome LI, séance du 26 novembre 1860. 4 pp. - Réponse de M. Le Verrier aux critiques [de Delaunay] dirigées à tort contre quelques-uns des derniers chiffres, des derniers coefficients des dernières séries dont dépendent les actions réciproques de Vénus et de la Terre. ., tome LI, séance du 19 novembre 1860. 7 pp. - Travaux en voie d'exécution à l'Observatoire. .tome LXXXX, séance du 28 juin 1875. 6 pp. - Eclipse totale du Soleil le 18 août 1868. . tome LXVI, séance du 3 février 1868. 7 pp. - Exposé des opérations entreprises par l'Observatoire . pour la détermination astronomique des longitudes et latitudes des points principaux du réseau géodésique français. .tome LVI, séance du 5 janvier 1863. 20 pp. On joint : Catalogue [des étoiles] de l'Observatoire de Paris. Note de M. Mouchez. .tome CV, séance du 17 octobre 1887. 4 pp. *-------* 10 off-prints by Le Verrier and one by Mouchez. In-4. [235 x 151 mm] Collation : Brochés, sans couverture. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        California : Her Wealth and Resources; With Many Interesting Facts Respecting the Climate and People; the Official and Other Correspondence of the Day, Relating to the Gold Region; Colonel Mason's Report, and All that Part of the President's Message

      New York: George F. Nesbitt, Stationer and Printer, 1848. Softcover. Very good. 8vo. 40 pages. Ex-library with stamps on front cover and page 33, and one partially erased on first page, secure provenance. Spine and last wrapper professionnaly restored with acid-free paper, reversible process. Dampstained at the lower corner of most pages. Text of the last wrapper "Practical Directions to Persons about to Cross the Isthmus of Panama" pasted on back cover. Otherwise fine. Within a recent clamshell box. (Howes, S408, "b"). Scarce. Early publication on the discovery of gold in California. J. Ely Sherwood will also publish in 1849, The Pocket Guide to California, Sea and Land Route. Wheat mentions the earlier book in his bibliography, no. 187. "With the discovery of gold, however, the demand for information about this suddenly fabulous country became insistent in all parts of the globe", Books of the California Gold Rush, San Francisco, 1949.

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        Konvolut aus 9 Fotografien (alle mit Widmungen bzw. längeren Mitteilungen) und einer eigenh. Karte von Rudolf Tyrolt.

      Tyrolt, Rudolf, Schauspieler und Schriftsteller (1848-1929). 9 Fotografien mit Widmungen oder Mitteilungen und 1 eigenh. Karte. - Karte: o. O., o. J. [1918/19]. An eine unbekannte Freundin, welcher er für ihre Glückwünsche zu seinem 70. Geburtstag dankt. - Fotografien: (13. V. 1897:) Fotografie im Kostüm hüftaufwärts (W. C. Hans, Wien) mit eigenh. Widmung (zur Erinnerung für seinen Freund Moritz Mayer) und U. Bildgröße 15,3 x 10 cm. Auf Karton aufgelegt. - (I. 1906:) Fotografie im Kostüm knieaufwärts, Blick in die Kamera (R. Krziwanek, Wien) mit eigenh. Widmung ("Da ist r - der Fritz!") und U. Bildgröße 14,5 x 10,5.- Auf Karton aufgelegt. - (II. 1906:) Fotografie im Kostüm, sitzend (R. Krziwanek) mit eigenh. Widmung ("Meinem lieben Freund Moritz zu stets frdl. Gedanken, Ihr alter Fritz") und U. Bildgröße 14,5 x 10,5 cm. Auf Karton aufgelegt - (Anfang 1908:) Fotografie Büste (R. Krziwanek, Wien) mit eigenh. Widmung (Glückwünsche zum Neujahr 1908) und U. Bildgröße 14,5 x 10,5 cm. Auf Karton aufgelegt. (1908:) Portrait-Fotografie als Postkarte (Fotograf unbekannt). mit eigenh. Mitteilung (Dankesworte für die Gastfreundlichkeit des Ehepaares Mayer) und U. Kartengröße 13,5 x 8,5 cm. - (1908:) Fotogtrafie der Familie Tyrolt als Postkarte (Menschik, Gutenstein) mit eigenh. Mitteilung (Das Ehepaar Tyrolt freut sich schon sehr die Adressatin Auguste Mayer in Wien zu sehen) und U. Postkartengröße 13,8 x 8,9 cm. - (1. XII. 1908:) Fotografie der Familie Tyrolt ( Fotograf unbekannt) mit eigenh. Mitteilung (Grußworte) und U. auf der Rückseite. Bildgröße 15,2 x 10,7 cm. Auf Karton aufgelegt. - (Ostern 1911:) Fotografie sitzend in die Kamera schauend (Gutmann, Wien) mit eigenh. Widmung und U. Bildgröße 19,5 x 12,8 cm. Auf Karton aufgelegt. - (X. 1917:) Fotografie sitzend in die Kamera schauend (Franz Josef Böhm, Mürzzuschlag) mit eigenh. Mitteilung ("Zum letzten Male in meinem Leben fotografiert [...]" und U. auf der Rückseite. Bildgröße 14 x 9,8 cm. Auf Karton aufgelegt.

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        Vanity Fair. A Novel Without a Hero.

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1848. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author. Octavo (206 x 128 mm). Recent red morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, gilt titles and decoration to spine in compartments, frame gilt to covers, wide turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, with the engraved advertisement for The Great Hoggarty Diamond bound in before the frontispiece as issued. Etched frontispiece with tissue-guard, vignette title page, 38 plates, wood-engraved vignettes and similar initials after Thackeray. Minor rubbing to extremities; an excellent copy. First edition in book form, with the three points traditionally taken to denote first issue (drop-head title in rustic lettering to page 1, the "Marquis of Steyne" vignette on page 336, later suppressed, and "Mr. Pitt" for "Sir Pitt" on page 453, line 31), although, as the novel was originally published in 20 parts between January 1847 and July 1848, such points conceivably would have been amended before serialization was completed. "Modern editions of this classic novel almost invariably omit Thackeray's vignettes and often give only a selection from his etchings. The reader is deprived thereby not only of much amusement but also of important clues to the meaning of the story" (Ray).

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        Der Leuchtthurm. Wochenschrift für Politik, Literatur und gesellschaftliches Leben. Redigirt von Ernst Keil und L. Vogel. 4. Jahrgang 1849, No. 1-17, 31-48. 5. Jahrgang 1850, No. 1-12. u. Jahrgang 1851, No. 1-25. Fortgesetzt unter dem Titel Die Wartburg". Ab 1850 jeweils mit den Beiblättern "Die Wespe", später "Schildwacht", dann "Spitzkugeln". (Beigegeben 4. Jahrgang, 1849, 10 Hefte u. einige Beiblätter)."

      4.Zus. Ca 2.000 Seiten mit zahlreichen Textillustrationen in Holzstich sowie vielen lithogr. Porträttafeln. 4 rote uniforme Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, Rückenschildchen. Gut erhalten, im Text frisch und nahezu fleckenfrei. Jahrgang 1848 in Pappband d.Zt., stärker berieben. Innen fleckig. Estermann 8,104 Kirchner 11066. - Umfangreiches Konvolut der letzten Jahrgänge dieses demokratischen Oppositionsblattes des Journalisten und Verlegers Ernst Keil, des späteren Gründers und Leiters der "Gartenlaube", der aber schon während seiner Buchhandelszeit schriftstellerisch für das "Junge Deutschland" tätig war. "Der Leuchtthurm", von 1846 bis 1850 in 5 Jahrgängen erschienen, 1850-1851 unter dem Titel "Wartburg" mitdurchgehender Seitenzählung fortgeführt, gilt als "ein Organ, bemerkenswerth in der Geschichte des bis dahin ... dürftig gewesenen vormärzlichen Journalismus, dessen Eintritt als ein Ereigniß ersten Ranges und eine eingreifend bedeutsame Wendung hervorragt und ein journalistisches Unternehmen, welches eine für die damaligen Verhältnisse ganz ungewöhnliche Verbreitung fand" (ADB). - Beigebunden (vor S. 665) ein Flugblatt des Verlages v. 1. October 1850, in dem die Umbenennung auf Wartburg erläutert wird. Angebunden: Illustrirter Dorfbarbier .. Von Ferdinand Stolle. 1. Jahrgang 181, Heft 1. u. Heft 11. Je 8 S.

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        nach der Natur aufgenommen und gezeichnet von E. Fröhlich und Th. Verhas).

      Mannheim, Guido Zeiler, (1848), 22,5 x 28,5 cm. Mit 8 Aquatinta-Tafeln von R. Dawson und J. Tanner nach Fröhlich und Verhas. Lwd. d. Zt. Engelmann 664. - Enthält eine Gesamtansicht, sowie Ansichten vom Schloss, Kettenbrücke, Freihafen, Paradeplatz, Bahnhof, Marktplatz und Großherzogliches Institut. - Einband berieben und fleckig. Die schönen Ansichten breitrandig und nur in den Rändern leicht fleckig. Äußerst selten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Baden-Württemberg

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        Description générale et particulière du Duché de Bourgogne, précédée de l’abrégé historique de cette province. Deuxième édition augmentée de divers mémoires et pièces.

      Dijon, Victor Lagier [et Décailly pour le tome 4], 1847-1848, demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés. –Qq. rousseurs. -Bel exemplaire. - 4 volumes in-8 de XXXIV-(2)-220-452 pp. + 2 cartes dépl. h.t. + 2 plans dépl. h.t.; (4)-604 pp. + 1 carte dépl. h.t. ; (4)-640 pp. et (4)-788 pp. ; 2e édition (E.O.: 1774-1785). Rare et très recherchée.Saffroy 18796.

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        Ether and Chloroform A Compendium of their History, surgical Use, Dangers, and Discovery. + Anaesthetic Agents, their mode of Exhibition and physiological effects.

      From the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal And the Transactions of the American Medical Association, Vo. 1. - Boston: David Clapp, Printer ...184, Washington Street, 1848, 8, 1 Bl., 27 pp. + 18 pp., Orig. Broschiert. FIRST EDITION of one of the most significant early papers on anesthesia!This is a very good to fine copy in the original rare blue wrappers as the copy in the NLM. The first article was originally published in the Boston Medical Surgical Journal in 1846. The second article is from the Transactions of the American Medical Association, Vol. 1."Bigelow's speedy publication of Morton's discovery , and his subsequent advocacy of ether assured its adoption throughout the civilized world. The above work deals with the priority claims in general and with a defense of Morton's claim in particular" and contains detailed information on their surgical use, dangers and history." Garrison & MortonBigelow had great concern for the suffering of surgical patients and was interested in finding an ideal agent, which could be used as an anesthetic. Ether had the potential to be of use though there was concern over its flammability. Bigelow used ether and published his observations on use of vapors from sulphuric ether in the Boston Medical Surgical Journal in 1846. In the present report, Bigelow discusses the pros and cons on using ether vapors or chloroform and compares this, in the second article, with other anesthetic agents. This clinical research was a major advancement for surgical operations where pain to the patient was greatly minimized or not felt during the surgery.Henry Jacob Bigelow (1818-1880), the Boston surgeon, is noted for important contributions to surgery and for having published the first account of the use of ether in a surgical operation. He attended the Boston Latin School, entered Harvard at the age of fifteen years, and was a graduated with the class of 1837. He then studied medicine with his father as preceptor, and attended lectures at the medical schools of Harvard and Dartmouth. In 1838 and 1839 he served as a house surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and obtained the degree of doctor of medicine from Harvard Medical School. Bigelow also made important surgical contributions. Through his Boylston Prize essay, Manual of Orthopedic Surgery (1844), he directed attention to a field of surgical endeavor until then neglected in America. In 1869 he described the iliofemoral ligament and its mechanism, and demonstrated the importance of the structure in reducing dislocations of the hip by the flexion method which had been advocated earlier by William W. Reid. Bigelow also improved an instrument (lithotrite) for crushing stones of the bladder, and perfected an evacuator of large caliber for immediate removal of the fragments. He designated the operation "litholaplaxy".Rare - RLIN locates 4 copies, some evidently without the original wrapper with its collective title.Garrison & Morton No. 5730

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        Des engrais inorganiques en général, et du sel marin (chlorure de sodium) en particulier

      Paris, Firmin Didot frères, 1848, in-8, de VIII, 252, (2) pages et 1 tableau replié, exemplaire broché, non coupé (manque de papier au dos et brochage fragile), Première édition de cette étude pionnière en agriculture puisque Becquerel réalisa ses expériences en tenant compte de la nature et de la composition du sol, et de son état hygroscopique. Intérieur propre.

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        Über die Verschiedenheit des menschlichen Sprachbaues und ihren Einfluß auf die geistige Entwickelung des Menschengeschlechts. Wilhelm von Humboldt' gesammelte Werke. Sechster Band.

      Berlin , G. Reimer, 1848 - NEUER Leinenband mit neuen Vorsätzen. 22 cm Gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch. Gewicht in Gramm: 600

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        A Three Years Cruize in the Mozamique Channel


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        Notes of a military reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego in California

      Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Washington 1848 - First edition, Senate issue (preceded by the House issue), 8vo, pp. 416; with 40 lithograph plates and 3 sketch maps, and without the large folding map which was "not in all copies" - Howes. With the bookplate of the railroad baron, James J. Hill, with the perforated stamp of the library he founded in the margin of the title-p. (touching 1 letter), and with accession numbers on spine; original brown cloth, spine ends chipped, paper label perished but with an added manuscript label in what may be Hill's hand. Howes E-145. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.


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        Testacea Britannica; or, British shells. Part I[-II]. With : (2) Supplement to Testacea Britannica.London, J. White (printed by J.S. Hollis, Romsey; supplement by S. Woolmer, Exeter), [1803-] 1808[-ca. 1810]. 3 parts in 1 volume. Large 4to (27.5 x 21.5 cm). With 3 engraved title-pages, more than 200 figures in 30 engraved plates by Eliza Dorville. With 20 excellent original ink and watercolour drawings of shells (ca. 1801) bound in, along with 4 slips containing 5 engraved figures showing shells. All engraved shell figures coloured by a contemporary hand. 20th-century brown half morocco, with the original wrappers of heavy plain paper bound in.

      Nissen, ZBI 2875; for Eliza Dorville: J. Crockford, Reports of cases in the law of real property & conveyancing, London, 1848, pp. 440-444. Rare complete set (two parts plus the supplement) of an extensive and thoroughly illustrated account of British shells, here with 20 excellent original watercolour drawings of shells by an unknown artist, with the species noted in neatly written captions, bound in near the relevant descriptions (4 additional slips contain engravings of shells). The thirty plates that form an integral part of the present book were drawn and engraved by Eliza Donville (ca. 1770-1844), mistress of the author. With bookplate. In very good condition, with minor foxing in the book itself and in the inserted watercolour drawings, one of which has a tear repaired, slightly affecting the tip of the shell. Due to the weight of the volume the bookblock is separated from the front hinge, but the binding is otherwise very good. An important and well-illustrated work on British shells, here with 20 excellent original watercolour drawings bound in.

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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; to which is prefixed and introductory dissertation on the origin, history, and connection of the languages ... Revised and enlarged by Chauncey A. Goodrich

      Springfield: George & Charles Merriam, 1848. First edition of the first Merriam-Webster dictionary; thick 4to, pp. lxxxiv, 1367; engraved frontis portrait after Samuel F.B. Morse (slightly offset onto title-p.); full original sheep, gilt lettered direct on spine; some rubbing and wear, but sound.

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        Gen. Taylor's Letter of Acceptance, and Views of National Policy. Illustrated Edition.

      n.p. (possibly Philadelphia): General Tom Thumb, 1848. 12 pp. 2 1/4 x 1 1/2". Tan paper wrapper with woodcut, text with 4 woodcuts, final leaf blank, wrappers slightly soiled, in fine condition. Possibly unrecorded. Not in OCLC or the NUC. Not in AAS, Huntington, L.C., etc. Not in the standard reference works on miniature books. General Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton) was born in 1838 so he was only 10 years old at the time of this publication. Stratton, was a little person adopted by P.T. Barnum (a distant cousin), who became famous by performing in the circus. Zachary Taylor, the 12th President of the United States, was reluctantly convinced by the Whig Party to be the nominee for their party in the election of 1848. This little pamphlet contains the text of his letter of acceptance of that nomination

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        The Bottle & The Drunkard's Children. A Sequel to The Bottle

      D. Bogue, London 1848 - Folio, 46 x 36 cm. Two suites, each with eight plates, sepia tinted, mounted on heavy stock, sixteen plates total. Accompanying the plates, two poems by Charles Mackay "The Bottle: A Poem. To Illustrate The Etchings of George Cruikshank & The Drunkard's Children: A Sequel To the Bottle" -- each six pages unnumbered, 41 x 28 cm. Cruikshank, a heavy drinker in earlier life became a staunch advocate for abstinence, lecturing on the evils of drink when he became a member of "The National Temperance Society in the late 1840's. These two graphic presentations, albeit scorchingly overly dramatic of alcohol's consequences, viral in their antipathy. COHN 194 & 195. Original brown wrappers bound-in. Plates and poems clean and fresh, bookplate, rubbing to tips and backstrip extremities. Green cloth lettered in gilt. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [MANUSCRIPT] "Barque Gipsy Queen" Journal of a Passage from Liverpool to Port Philip [sic] & Sidney [sic], New South Wales in the years 1848 & 9. By William Dickinson, Cabin Passenger. David Roy, Commanding.

      An important, unpublished eyewitness account of life in Port Phillip and Sydney just prior to the gold rushes of the 1850s. [1848-1851]. Oblong octavo, contemporary full sheepskin, manuscript ownership inscription to upper board 'W. Dickinson, 1851' (the inscription is inverted; boards rubbed and ink-stained); marbled endpapers, marbled edges; manuscript in brown ink on unruled paper, [98] leaves, with [17] leaves at rear containing additional entries in pencil; [together with] a second journal of the same type, identically bound (spine lacking leather), filled in the same hand with excerpts from English historical works; with several leaves of business accounting, including a list of current prices of beer, wine and spirits in Sydney in 1851 and a list of Dickinson's personal items sold by auction in Sydney; the leaves in both volumes with toning and scattered light foxing, otherwise clean and legible throughout. William Dickinson, whose diary reveals him to have been a literate and reasonably well-educated member of the English middle classes, emigrated to Australia with the hope of starting a new life and career as a merchant. He arrived in Melbourne in April 1849 at an inauspicious time, when all of the colonies were still recovering from the economic depression of the 1840s. He spent two years in Port Phillip (which would remain part of New South Wales until July 1851), but after his attempts in business failed both there and subsequently in Sydney, he returned to England via Cape Horn in February 1851, thus completing an interrupted circumnavigation. The timing of his departure was, like that of his arrival, unfortunate to say the least, as it came just two months before Hargraves' momentous discovery and the commencement of the gold rushes that would lead to an extended period of wealth and prosperity for people of all occupations in New South Wales and Victoria. The first part of the manuscript is a detailed diary of the voyage out as a cabin passenger on the barque Gipsy Queen, from Liverpool to Melbourne via the Cape of Good Hope, which lasted from 7 December 1848 to 7 April 1849. In his outward bound journal Dickinson provides us with a thorough description of the weather, winds, navigational bearings, and the main occurrences on board. He also shares his expectations for a new life in the colonies: 'I little thought 12 months ago such would be my fate, however my intentions for undertaking this voyage were not altogether selfish, although I expect to meet with brighter prospects for ultimate successful business in the land of my adoption, than in my native country which I leave with regret perhaps never to see again' (1 January 1849). The Gipsy Queen arrived at Hobson's Bay, Port Phillip, on April 7 1849: 'Royal Hotel. In Australia. Came on shore with the Mate at 8 a.m. We landed in a boat at the Beach which is about 2 miles from Melbourne. The walk is along a flat sandy road, the country here is not very prepossessing and is liable to floods. There is a wooden erection near the Beach which is converted into a Hotel and is kept by a very eccentric character called Liardet. This spot I am informed was originally a grant from the Crown and the proprietor has been in the Colony some considerable time ... Had a stroll around the City of Melbourne ... One feels very lonely and a gloom of despondencies apt to come across one's mind being left alone in a Country where your future prospects are in the dark and not a face you know ... This is the first time I have felt homesick and really my heart is almost ready to burst partly from disappointment in the reception and also from being left alone in a strange Country.' The next twenty pages, filled in almost a year later, give an overview of Dickinson's pursuits in Port Phillip for the previous year, with descriptions of the young settlement of Melbourne, his attempts to find a job and travels through the bush to Mount Alexander, where he visited a sheep station, as well as observations of Australian farming and agriculture. These notes were made in Geelong in March 1850 where the author had come from Melbourne to restore his health. The next section of Dickinson's journal contains 'Remarks and Narrative of my career in Melbourne from March 1850', and is written during January 1851 on board the brig Freak en route from Melbourne to Sydney. It is a continuation of his notes written in Geelong, and constitutes an important first-hand account of life in pre-gold rush Melbourne. Dickinson arrived in Port Jackson on 26 January 1851: 'This has been a general holiday and is strictly observed by all classes being the 63rd Anniversary of the founding of the Colony. A splendid Regatta comes off on this day which forms the principal amusement of the day and from the natural beauty and safety of the harbour it isa highly delightful sight. The races commence at 10 a.m. and continue throughout the day, the competitors are from the smallest boats to largest coaster in the Harbour' (27 January 1851). Detailed descriptions of Sydney and Botany, and Dickinson's last unsuccessful attempts to find employment, occupy the next ten or so pages. Dickinson sadly observes in his diary that 'such was not my fate to settle in this colony at present', and the last part of the manuscript documents his return to England on board the ship Agricola (February-May 1851). The diary ends in the South Atlantic Ocean at the latitude of Brazil (Lat. 30°46'S, Long. 31°7'W). The second journal, which was kept by Dickinson on board the Agricola, contains extensive excerpts copied by him from English historical works, as well as a few leaves of his business accounting and a list of prices for wine and spirits in Sydney which were current during his visit.

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        Letters from Ingersoll to James Madison and Others

      1848. 6 letters. Philadelphia Washington, D.C. 1825-1848. 6 letters. Philadelphia Washington, D.C. 1825-1848. A Notable Philadelphia Attorney Writes to James Madison and Others [Manuscript Archive]. Ingersoll, Charles Jared [1782-1862]. [Madison, James [1751-1836], And Other Recipients]. [Letters from Ingersoll to James Madison and Others]. Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. 1825-1848. 6 letters comprising 11 pages, sizes range from 7-1/4" x 3-1/2" to 10" x 8." Manuscript in ink. Light to moderate toning, fold lines, minor wear and soiling. $950. * The son of Jared Ingersoll [1749-1822], Continental Congressman and Signer of the U.S. Constitution, Charles Jared Ingersoll was a Philadelphia lawyer and Pennsylvania U.S. District Attorney and Congressman. This small but interesting collection of letters are representative of his equally distinguished legislative and judicial careers. The addressees in our group of letters include former U.S. President James Madison, lawyer and later Mayor of Philadelphia John Morin Scott and John Young Mason, jurist and then U.S. Secretary of the Navy. The letter to Madison introduces a French nobleman visiting America who wishes "to examine its institutions." The letter to Scott concerns The Postmaster General v. Eldred &c. of Ridgway, a legal case he was hearing in the Court of the U.S. Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In 1844, while serving as U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania in the 28th Congress, Ingersoll wrote a letter to Richard E. Stillwell providing a detailed response to a request for a professional memoir. Ingersoll's letter of July 17, 1844 to E.L. Burd of Chestnut Street in Philadelphia accedes with the latter's request for an introduction to the newly appointed U.S. Minister to France, William Rufus King. Burd's reply the next day was written upon the same bifolium and returned to Ingersoll with Burd's "sincere thanks." In 1847 Samuel Grice of Kensington in Philadelphia, trying of obtain a midshipman warrant in the navy for his nephew, Samuel J. Deacon, wrote Ingersoll for his help. When no immediate action was taken by the Secretary of the Navy, John Young Mason [1799-1859], Deacon himself appealed to Ingersoll via letter on April 17, 1847. In turn, Congressman Ingersoll (without endorsement or comment) forwarded the letter to the Secretary of the Navy that same day to support his case. Writing to an unnamed recipient, Ingersoll's letter of March 25, 1848 sends along an unaut.

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        Aristotelis Opera Omnia. Greace et latine cum indice niminum et rerum absolutissimo

      Editore Ambrosio Firmin Didot. INTERLINGUE 9,8 Opera omnia completa in 5 tomi di biblioteca antica, legatura coeva, volumi sulla retorica, poetica e politica di Aristotele, che portano con dignita i loro 150 anni, vari i naturali segni del tempo come le usure da scaffale con qualche graffio, presenti mende alle punte e qualche piccolo strappo alle cuffie e dorso lungo le cerniere, usure che non ne alterano pregio e non condizionano il buono stato di conservazione complessivo. Firma di appartenenza all' antiporta, in elegante e minuta grafia più timbro di appartenenza ai f. preliminari, litografia al frontespizio, graziose le guardie marmorizzate, pagine brunite molto ben preservate, segnate da qualche appunto ai margini ed evidenziazioni del testo, limitate le fioriture. Testo in due colonne, greco con traduzione a fronte in latino. Vol. 1: 1848, Vol. II: 1850, Vol. III: 1856, Vol. IV: 1930, Vol. V: 1931. Lingue presenti Greco Antico e Latino. USATO

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        Gedichte. Zweite, vermehrte Auflage.

      Stuttgart und Tübingen, Cotta 1848. VIII,303 S., 4 Bll. Verlagsanzeigen, Leinenband der Zeit mit blindgeprägten Deckelfileten. Zweite erweiterte Ausgabe.- Marbach Katalog 265; WG. 7.- \"Die Ausgabe erschien im November 1847 mit der Jahreszahl 1848; Elf Gedichte sind ausgeschieden, 55 neu dazugekommen, viele überarbeitet. Von den 1000 Exemplaren der Erstausgabe waren am 1. September 1843 405 Stück verkauft. Die am 23. Mai 1847 noch vorhandenen circa 400 Exemplare wurden eingestampft....\" (Marbach Kat.).- Vorsätze stockfleckig, Text nur gering (stock-)fleckig, Einband leicht berieben. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Ältere Literatur

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        Der arme Spielmann. 1848.

      4, 80 S., 1 Bl., schwarzer Maroquinband mit Gold- und Blindprägung, Kopfgoldschnitt, Rücken an den Bundstegen berieben, an den Buchdeckeln m. Abriebspuren, ersten Bll. u. einige Textss. z.Tl. mehrfach gestempelt "Fortbildungsschulrat f. Wien ..." sowie Nummernstempel, im Text tlw. fingerfl., 1 Seite fleckig. Eines von 450 in der Maschine numerierten Exemplaren auf Bücherpapier (gesamt 520) dieses jedoch - wie sonst nur die 50 Exemplare auf Bütten - in Leder gebunden von der Wiener Werkstätte. - Einbandzeichnung, Vorsatz und Rahmen von Josef HOFFMANN, Lettern nach Entwürfen von Viktor MADER. Die Durchsicht des Textes besorgte Viktor HOFMANN VON WELLENHOF.

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        Meerz Fyze, an Oosbeg Elchee, or Ambassador

      London: Hering & Remington, 1848. Near Fine. 1 hand-colored lithograph 429 x 533 mm. (image is 275 x 375 mm.; mat is 19.5 x 23 inches). The lithograph was created by Edmund Walker (1813 or 1814-1882) of Day & Son, after James Rattray's drawing. James Rattray (1818-1854) was a lieutenant in the British Bengal Army during the first Anglo-Afghan War, 1839-1842. The sketches he produced were published in 30 plates in Scenery, Inhabitants, & Costumes of Afghaunistan (1847-48). This is plate no. 22, in regard to which Rattray wrote: "I sketched this Uzbeg at the Fort of Lughmaunee, Cohistaun." The ambassador represented Mir Wali, prince of the frontier town of Kulum, near Kunduz. In September 1840 the British were negotiating with Wali to transfer his allegiance to Shah Shuja. Green dealer's label on back of mat from Harold T. Storey, London. Very scarce. In Near Fine Condition: lithograph is clean and bright; minor soiling to mat.

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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.Trotter.

      1848 - First edition. 2 vols. Portrait, 2 folding maps & 15 engraved (1 folding)plates and including 1 further map., with illustrations in the text. 8vo. A very good copy in original but remainder (?) blue cloth, gilt very slight wear to headcaps. a prize binding as attested by an inscrription on the front free endpaper ( Ealing School fourth Mathematics 1858) , a.e.gxviii, 509; viii, 511pp. London, Bentley, Sent to the Niger with orders to penetrate as far as possible and make treaties with the local rulers to outlawthe Slave Trade, the expedition met with considerable hardship from first entering the river. For the most part they remained healthy for the first monthuntil reaching Iddah after which many of here crew were struck down with fever until matters were so grave that even the determined Capt. Trotter was forced to order Capt Allen retreat to the coast while he pushed on in the hopes of reaching a healthier climate upstream. But fever continued too ravage the crew and by the 8th August any further progress was clearly impossible. The expedition was considered a disastrousfailure though Commander Allen citesthethree treaties signed with the most influential potentates on the river to haveconstitutedpartial success. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur la lycanthropie

      1848 - Broché Un volume in-8 (224x139 mm), 70 pages Pages 22/23 fortement roussies à cause d'un morceau de vieux journal Tiré de à part fort rare de cet article paru dans XIXe volume des Mémoires de la Société des antiquaires de France. Louis-Félix Bourquelot, professeur a l'école des Chartes était aussi membre de la Société des Antiquaires de France. Yve-Plessis [980 : "article très documenté"] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Original wrappers 8vo (224x139 mm), 70 pages Pages 22/23 strongly foxed. Rare offprint from XIXe volume des Mémoires de la Société des antiquaires de France". Scholarship paper on lycanthropy. Yve-Plessis [980 : "article très documenté"] In 8 / 8vo 85g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Fine Album with 78 Identified Plaided Hair Works including 16 Doubles (Husband & Wife Entwined) and Woven Hearts

      Livingston, Columbia County NY , 1848. A 7" x 8 1/2" handcrafted album with wallpaper covers and satin ribbon border. An interesting arrray of plaited hair from numerous families in the Livingston, Columbia County NY area. Of particular note - 16 of the works include hair from a husband and a wife, each woven or looped in a different manner and joined with a ribbon at center. An array of ribbons adorn the hair. The first page includes several members of the Potts family. A verse reads "Why gaze you on my hoary hairs Ye children young and gay Your locks beneath the blast of cares May bleach as white as they. Remember they That used to wear Upon their heads These locks of hair. The following two pages also include verses referencing hair. Additional verses scattered throughout the book. A single pair of woven paper hearts near the end of the book. The final page includes a single lock of hair and is captioned "Maria Potts. This lock of hair was cut at the time of her death at the age of 91. Members from the following families appear Potts, Bachman, Handerson, Hermans, Shear, Wilteie, Plags, Denninger, Pierce, Rockefeller, Gardner, Decker, Ham, Simpson, Rote, Wright, Genon, Wright, Cole,

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      Venezia Senza Editore 1848 Pagine 400 Legatura coeva in mezza pelle. Titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. Numerose incisioni in bianco e nero nel testo. Sporadiche fioriture. Ottimo esemplare. Di questo rarissimo quotidiano satirico veneziano composto da 4 pagine ogni numero offriamo i primi 100 numeri che vanno dal 13 Luglio 1848 al 21 Ottobre 1848. A partire dal n. 21 (5 agosto) il sottotitolo completo è il seguente: Giornale buffo (a suo tempo), politico e pittoresco

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        Vanity Fair A Novel Without a Hero

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1848. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author. Octavo (217 x 136 mm). Contemporary green morocco by Cooper of Birmingham, gilt titles and decoration to spine in compartments, frame gilt to covers, yellow endpapers, top edge gilt. Etched frontispiece, vignette title page, 38 plates, 83 wood-engraved vignettes and 66 similar initials after Thackeray. With the contemporary ownership inscription of Somerset Gough Calthorpe (1831–1912), to the front pastedown. Calthorpe entered the army as a cornet in the 8th Hussars on 23 May 1848. Binder's stamp to foot of front free endpaper. 3 plates, including frontispiece, misbound but present. Spine lightly faded, minor rubbing to extremities, occasional offsetting from plates; an excellent copy. First edition in book form. This copy with one of the points traditionally taken to denote the first issue ("Mr. Pitt" for "Sir Pitt" on page 453, line 31); as the novel was originally published in 20 parts between January 1847 and July 1848, such points conceivably would have been amended before serialization was completed. "Modern editions of this classic novel almost invariably omit Thackeray's vignettes and often give only a selection from his etchings. The reader is deprived thereby not only of much amusement but also of important clues to the meaning of the story" (Ray).

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        Versuch einer Theorie des religiösen Wahnsinns. Ein Beitrag zur Kritik der religiösen Wirren der Gegenwart

      Halle Schwetschke, 1848-50 (2 Bde. in 1 Bd.). - selten wie alle Werke von Ideler. Dieser war Exponent der "Psychiker" im Streit mit den "Somatikern" Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Von 1840 bis 1860 war er Direktor der Irrenabteilung der Charite in Berlin. Erster Theil: "Die Erscheinungen des religiösen Wahnsinns". Zweiter Theil: "Die Entwickelung des religiösen Wahnsinns". Im Band 1 dieses Buches findet sich eine "feine psychologische Studie" über die Entwicklung von Luthers Dämonenglauben. Alexander v. Humboldt bezeichnete das Werk als "eine vortreffliche Schrift" (KIRCHHOFF I, 152ff.). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1202 22 x 14cm, mod. Pappband mit marmoriertem Deckelbezug, Rückenschild mit goldgeprägtem Titel, erste und letzte Seiten der beiden Teile stockfleckig; IX, 557 S.; IV, 687 S. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Revue Comique à l'Usage des Gens Sérieux [ Edition originale - 38 Livraisons - Complet ] Histoire morale, philosophique, politique, critique, littéraire et artistique de la Semaine.

      1 vol. in-4 demi-chagrin rouge, dos à 4 nerfs, Dumineray, de Novembre 1848 à décembre 1849, 4 ff. n. ch. (dont couv. en couleur du second tome), 368-188 pp. De la bibliothèque du Vicomte de Pelleport-Burète, baron d'Empire, avec son ex-libris gravé. Bon exemplaire (qq. rouss., très bel état par ailleurs). On joint les 3 feuillets de titre de la deuxième année. Vicaire fournit une description complexe et très précise (Vicaire, VI, 1081). Notre exemplaire est bien complet, avec les gravures en supplément annoncées (en revanche, les deux dernières sont ici déjà présentes au verso de feuillets de livraison), sans les couv. de livraison non nécessaires, et bien complet des deux plats de chaque tome, dont la rare couverture en couleur du tome second. Français

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        Charaktere, Charakteristiken und vermischte Schriften. Bd. 1 + 2 [in 1 Buch].

      Königsberg Samter, 1848. 226, 232 S. Kl.-8°, Halbleder Guter Zustand. Einband berieben. Ex Libris im Vorsatz. Bibl.-Ex. mit den üblichen Stempeln (teilweise geschwärzt) und Rückenschild. Papier alterungsbedingt vergilbt. Ursprünglich aus der Bibliothek des Germanisten Richard Moritz Meyer (1860-1914). Versand D: 3,00 EUR Franz Ritter von Baader Ludwig Feuerbach Johann Friedrich Herbart George Saul Goethe Heinrich Heine Lord Byron

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      New York: Robert Carter, 1848. First Edition. Hardcover. Moderate foxing, some rubbing and staining to the front cover. Very Good. Octavo (5-3/4" x 9") bound in publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering on the spine; 312, [8] pages. SIGNED and dated 22 March 1850 with a price of $1 vertically on the front pastedown by the thirteenth President of the United States while in office. Fillmore has also written the notation F - 1 on the top of the title page, a notation he used on books in his personal library to denote the room and shelf where the book was stored. An especially large and attractive signature. Millard Fillmore was an avid reader and book collector. Fillmore established the first White House Library. When he moved from Washington, he relocated his library to Buffalo, NY. After his death in 1874, his large library was sold by his son.

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        Bekanntmachung ... Die Königl. Bayer. Polizei-Direktion München theilt dem hiesigen Magistrate offiziell mit, daß die Gräfin Landsfeld, nachdem sie gestern die Haupt= und Residenzstadt München verlassen, heute Vormittags 11 Uhr von Pasing aus in Begleitung zweier Polizei-Bediensteter auf der Eisenbahn nach Lindau abgereist ist ...


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        Portrait drawing of Hesing. Signed ("Hesing") in bold black ink at the foot beneath his portrait, also adding the junk name "Keying" and "Brooks" to the head, all with their equivalent Chinese characters beneath.

      [Blackwall, June 20th, 1848.] - 8vo. Mounted on cardboard. One addenda (see below). The drawing bears to the upper corner a red ink stamp with Chinese characters, being the seal of Prince Hui Rui. The document has been affixed to a slightly larger card. - Few stains not affecting the signatures. Small folding and creasing. - Together with a colourful visiting card, with Hesing signature, beneath his name in Chinese characters and alongside a Chinese ink red stamp, being the seal of Prince Hui Rui. The card has been affixed to a slightly larger card with a typed annotation "Signature of a Chinaman written on board the Chinese junk at Blackwall, June 20th, 1848". - With heavy folding. - The Keying was a three-masted Chinese trading junk that sailed from Hong Kong in December 1846 with a mixed crew of Chinese and British sailors. The vessel had been purchased surreptitiously by a conglomerate of enterprising English businessmen. It was placed under the command of Captain Kellett with the intention of carrying curiosities and merchandise to England and thereafter serving as a kind of floating museum. The Chinese crew members that they were embarking on such an extended journey were not aware of such plans. The Keying arrived in New York City on July 9, 1847, creating a sensation, with seven thousand visitors per day. - In late March 1848, the Keying arrived in London to great fanfare, and several different medals were struck to commemorate its appearance, including one that had a bust of Madarin Hesing. It was visited by the Queen Victoria, whose right to be the first European woman to visit it was reserved, The Duke of Wellington and Charles Dickens. - It has been suggested that the Chinese Emperor was aware of the project from the start and secretly kept informed about it, and that the mandarin served as an informer to report back in detail.

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        Grundriß der Metaphysik. Für Vorlesungen. Trier, Fr. Lintz, 1848.

      1848. (8), (3)-207, (1) SS. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Deckelfileten und Rückentitel. Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. Widmungsexemplar des Autors an seinen Lehrer, den Wiener Theologen und Philosophen Anton Günther (1783-1863): "Sr. Hochwürden, dem Herrn Dr. Günther in hochachtungsvoller Ergebenheit, der Verfaßer" (Vorsatzblatt). Der Trierer Theologe Merten (1809-72) war lange Zeit der Philosophie Günthers verpflichtet, dessen Werke 1857 wegen seines "Semirationalismus" vom Vatikan auf den Index gesetzt wurden. Der sog. "Güntherianismus", der in den Jahren 1830-70 großen Einfluß ausübte, bestand hauptsächlich in einer rationalen Begründung des Christentums und einer fundierten Anthropologie. Mertens eigene "Metaphysik" wurde zwar nicht indiziert, doch beugte sich Merten dem Willen der katholischen Kirche, wandte sich allmählich von Güntherianismus ab und "söhnte sich, je länger er lebte, innerlich mit den Principien der großen Scholastiker aus. Es wäre Unrecht, Merten einer rein äußerlichen Accomodation an eine ihm innerlich widerstrebende Richtung anzuklagen. Der einfache demütige Sinn des Mannes machte es ihm verhältnismäßig leicht, mit seiner Vergangenheit zu brechen" (ADB XXI, 470). - Zahlreiche wohl von der Hand des Autors herrührende Textkorrekturen, die in der Regel Zeichensetzung, Textauszeichnung, Sprachrhythmus etc., aber auch Wortergänzungen betreffen. Später in der katholisch-theologischen Fakultätsbibliothek zu Wien mit entspr. Titelstempel. Zuletzt in der Bibliothek Dr. Eduard Kamenicky (1925-2008). Dekorativ gebunden.

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        A History of British Mollusca, and their Shells

      Van Voorst [1848-]1853, London - , 2 plain + 201 hand-coloured lithographic plates. . HB. 4 vols, lxxx, 486; viii, 557; x, 616; vi, 302, roy. 8vo, orig. cloth, patchily faded, a few small nicks to spines; endpapers foxed - generally very clean. Plates exquisitely coloured by hand. Some gatherings unopened. Vg. Plates by G.B. Sowerby and James de Carle Sowerby. Rare large paper edition with plates hand-coloured (in the small paper edition plates are uncoloured). The two plain plates are never coloured. Plates comprise 139 of shells and 64 of animals. [Nissen ZBI, 1406]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Two autograph letters signed.

      Manchester and Pencarrow, 19 Oct. 1847 and 19 July 1848. - 8vo. Together 5 pp. To W. M. Christy and the photographer Edmund Fry, concerning currency reform and defending Robert Peel's Bank Charter Act of 1844: "I dare not attempt in a letter to enter upon the question of the currency but must reserve it for a topic of conversation when we meet. But with regard to Peels late bill for regulating the Bank, & the paper issues of the country, I do not see that it has been proved to be too stringent in its operations. On the contrary, the late gambling excitement in railways occurred after the passing of that measure-and the present depression arises more from the want of confidence & other causes than a deficiency of circulation and declaring: the nations of the Continent are groaning under the cost of their warlike establishments, which are everywhere unpopular, not only with the tax payers, but with those who have to serve as conscripts in the army".

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        Oriental Album. Characters, Costumes, and Modes of life, in the valley of the Nile.

      London, James Madden, 1848. - Folio (382 x 522 mm). (6), 60 pp. With mounted chromolithographed additional decorative title heightened with gold, tinted lithographed portrait, and 30 hand-coloured lithographs. Numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Contemp. red half morocco with giltstamped cover and spine title. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Modern calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt with morocco label. First edition. Only a small portion of the press run - as the present copy - was coloured by hand, providing the utmost detail and atmosphere to the splendid plates showing bedouins, horses, local life and costumes. One of the most sought-after and earliest publications by Prisse d'Avennes, who spent many years in Egypt after 1826, first as an engineer in the service of Mehmet Ali. After 1836 he explored Egypt disguised as an Arab, using the name Edris Effendi; during this period he carried out archaeological excavations in the valley of the Nile. In 1848 he first published his "Oriental Album". This unusual visual collection of "characters, costumes and modes of life in the valley of the Nile" is augmented by a commentary by the renowned orientalist and Egyptologist James Augustus St. John. - The frontispiece portrait depicts the artist's friend George Lloyd in the robes of a sheikh reclining with a hookah, and camels in the background. Lloyd, a botanist accompanying the expedition, accidentally shot himself whilst cleaning a rifle. - Final plate with a few minor repairs to margins; final leaf creased and with marginal repairs. One or two other minor marginal defects. - While normal copies of the first edition regularly appear in the trade or at auctions, the present coloured de luxe issue with all the plates is quite rare. The Atabey copy fetched £36,000 (Sotheby's, May 29, 2002, lot 975); the Longleat copy commanded $59,200 (Christie's, June 13, lot 110) that same year. Atabey 1001. Blackmer 1357. Lipperheide Ma 30. Colas 2427. Hiler 772. Brunet IV, 885. Graesse V, 449. Cf. Heritage Library, Islamic Treasures, s. v. "Art" (illustration). Not in Cook (Egyptological Libr.), Fumagalli (Bibliogr. Etiopica), Gay, Abbey. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Handel des Russischen Reichs.

      - 8vo. Contemporary dark green calf, ornamented in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, inner dentelles ornamented in gilt, pink watered endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. [iv], 330, [2, errata], tables in the text; light wear to extremities, a little spotted in places; provenance: duplicate from a Latvian library (1920s stamp), crossed out earlier German stamp of the Society for Antiquities of the Baltic Provinces of Russia. Scarce first edition of this picture of Russian economy, trade and manufacturing at the time, written by an English lecturer in Dorpat (Tartu, Estonia), who later wrote a book on the impact of the revolutions of 1848/9 on the Austro-Hungarian economy and administration. In the preface he obliquely hints that he wanted to include more statistical tables and material but was stopped by 'important voices' (i.e. the Russian authorities). Divided into six chapters the book opens with a geographical and statistic survey of the Empire, the national wealth, primary production, and industry. This is followed by the trade, the situation of the merchant class and their restrictions, ports, im- and export. The fifth chapter is on customs and tariffs, and the final one deals with trade companies, steam navigation, transport companies and trade agreements. Goldsmiths'-Kress 33720. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les confessions d'un ecolier, recueillies et mises en ordre par M. Alexandre de Saillet, maitre de pension. Illustrations de Victor Adam.

      Paris and Rio de Janeiro: Belin Leprieur et Morizot, 1848 - An important and rare juvenile title by Alexandre de Saillet, who ranks among the most important children's authors of 19th century France. In this book, Saillet pretends to be editing the anonymous confessions of a real schoolboy. Illustrated with a full-page frontispiece lithograph and eleven additional charming full-page lithographs by VICTOR ADAM. In this copy, all twelve of these plates are DELICATELY COLORED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND. Large 8vo. Attractively bound in contemporary quarter calf and boards, spine gilt. Very light wear to binding. Text pages slightly darkened (but not acidic or fragile) due to kind of paper used, but the plates are on far better paper and are thus fine and bright, with only some faint traces of marginal foxing. Not in Gumuchian, who devotes a whole section to Saillet. An excellent copy of a rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Warragumba River. Near the Cow Pastures.

      Exeter: W.Spreat, c. 1848. Hand-coloured lithograph, mounted, 150 x 230 mm. A fine Australian view from a series of tinted lithographic plates (published as Sketches in Australia), of Sydney and Harbour areas, mountains and southern coastal regions of New South Wales, "drawn from nature" by Captain Westmacott.The Warrogamba River, part of the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales. It was discovered by George William Evans in 1804. The name comes from the Aboriginal words warra and gamba, meaning water running over rocks. The river was developed into a dam that now supplies a large portion of Sydney's water; the construction was completed in 1948.Little is known of Westmacott, except that he was a captain in the 4th (King'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. Fine.

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        Erinnerungen an die Feldzuge der K. K. Oester Armee in Italien in der Jahren 1848 - 1849.

      Munchen, 1851 (data impressa nella litografia al frontespizio e nella successiva pagina di avvertenza). Album in folio massimo in oblungo (cm 43,5 x 59,8), le tavole (cm 42 x 59), front. in tavola tonolitografica + 24 tavole in b/n ciascuna delle quali protetta da velina con ampia descrizione didascalica dell'evento. Le tavole: 1. Scene aus dem Starssenkampf zu Mailand. Marz 1848; 2. Santa Lucia. 6 Mai 1848; 3. Erstürmung der villa Rotonda bei Vicenza. 1 Juni 1848; 4. Vor Vicenza. Am 10 Juni 1848, 5. Auszug nach der capitulation von Vicenza. Am 11 Juni 1848; 6. Sommacampagna. 23 Juli 1848; 7. Schlacht von Custozza. Der 25 Juli 1848; 8. Reitergefecht bei Volta. Am 27 Juli 1848; 9. Volta. Am 27 Juli 1848; 10. Vor Mailand. Am 4 August 1848. 11. Der Uebergang über den Tessino bei Pavia. 20 marz 1849; 12. San Siro. 21 Marz 1849; 13. Mortara (Den 21 Marz 1849); 14 Schlacht von Novara. 23 Marz 1849; 15. Erstürmung der Casa Visconti. 23 Marz 1849; 16. Die Rückkehr des Marschalls. Am Tage nach der Schlacht von Novara; 17. Verwundete Piemontesen in der Kirke zu St. Peter. Nach der Schlacht von Novara den 26 Marz 1849; 18. Vignale. Am 24 Marz 1849. 19. Auf dem Guelphenthurm zu Mestre. 4 Mai 1849; 20. Aus der Belagerung von Malghera; 21. Croaten - Quartier (in Casa Picozzi bei Mestre Vor Venedig); 22. Malghera; 23 Malghera. Nach der einnahme am 27 mai 1849; 24. Vorposten in den Lagunen während der Belagerung von Venedig, bei Campalto. Leg. in tutta tela verde con impressioni in oro al piatto. Opera completa di tutte le tavole. Tracce marginali di usura alla legatura e una macchia di sbiancamento al piatto, all'angolo inferiore sinistro; un certo allentamento, ingiallimento alle bianche e al frontespizio con sporadiche fioriture a certe tavole. Nell'insieme buone tutte le tavole, e l'album può dirsi in buono stato di conservazione.

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