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        Das Brandunglück der Stadt Wunsiedel im Jahre 1834 und der Wiederaufbau derselben in den Jahren 1835 bis 1843. Ein Beitrag zur Stadtchronik mit 2 Situationsplänen. Gewidmet den Wohlthätern der Stadt Wunsiedel nach dem Brande.

      Bayreuth: Höreth 1848 - 4°. 60 S.: 2 mehrfach gefaltete lithographierte Stadtpläne. Lithographierter Original-Pappband mit Deckeltitel und Stadtwappen, fleckig. 1. Ausgabe, sehr selten. - Die Pläne (je ca. 35:43 cm) zeigen den Grundriß der Stadt vor dem Brande und nach dem Wiederaufbau. - Stadtgeschichtlich hochinteressant ist die Auflistung der Einwohner mit ihren Gewerben ebenfalls vor und nach dem Brande sowie eine tabellarische Übersicht der Spender und ihrer Spenden. - Stockfleckig, die Pläne jedoch nahezu fleckenlos. - Pfeiffer 52450. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Reformer's Almanac for 1848 [and] The Reformer's Companion to the Almanacs.

      Wortley near Leeds: printed by Joseph Barker 1848 - 8vo., 32 + 384pp., occasional soiling and browning, 4 leaves of one issue rather cropped with loss of letters, contemporary black half calf over marbled boards, sympathetically rebacked with gilt lines and lettering. Harrison and Thompson p.32. Goldsmiths 36009 (but issues nos. 1-6 only). Not in Stammhammer. A Chartist journal edited and published by Joseph Barker, the present set comprising issue nos. 1-12 for January to October 1848. [LSE and Warwick Un. cite 13 issues, however]. The rather workaday title of this periodical belies the wealth of Chartist and radical material that Barker packs in. Not only does the editor use it as a vehicle for his own views on political reform, his experiences on his six-months' tour of America in 1847 had evidently affected and broadened his views about democracy and government. While he notes that republicanism in America was not complete and universal suffrage was certainly not established - hence the continuation of slavery which Barker condemns - nonetheless, America was a desirable country for emigrants, and he gives the would-be emigrant detailed instructions how to go about emigration with as little difficulty as possible. He roundly condemns his own country for its inequalities and endemic unfairnesses. 'We are not an enlightened nation. There are enlightened individuals in the nation, but the nation in general is unenlightened'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ITINERARIO DESCRIPTIVO, GEOGRAFICO, ESTADISTICO Y MAPA DE NAVARRA

      - 1848 Teodoro Ochoa, Pamplona 150 p. + [26] h. + mapa desplegable en b/n. 21x15 cm. Enc. piel con motivos dorados Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (caminos, carlismo, clima, Estella, industria, Sangüesa, Tudela)

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        Portraits of the Chiefs at the British Factory in Canton

      Large hand-coloured lithograph print, measuring 55.5x38cm. Slight dust-staining and wear, marginal repairs. [London], Day & Son, n.d. [but

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        [American Indians] Die Indianer Nord-Amerikas und die während eines achtjährigen Aufenthaltes unter den wildesten ihrer Stämme erlebten Abenteuer und Schicksale . . . mit 24 vom Verfaffer nach der Natur entworfenen Gemälden [Hand-Colored] [Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and condition of the North American Indians]

      Brussels and Leipzig: Carl Muquardt, [1846-]1848. Translated into German by Dr. Heinrich Berghous. Imperial 8vo: x,[2],382pp, with 24 tissue-guarded hand-colored plates. Contemporary quarter calf, flat spine in five compartments, lettered and decorated in gilt, stamped in blind; marbled covers, edges and end papers. An excellent copy, binding tight and unmarred, moderate foxing (mostly marginal) to about half of text leaves but plates completely clean and richly colored. Continental editions of Catlin are quite scarce, and this offers reduced-scale versions of the plates in the North American Indian Portfolio at a fraction of the cost. Howes C 243b. Sabin 11539. Pilling 684. Graff 630. ¶ First German Edition (published originally in different form, in London, 1841), a hybrid of Catlin's two best known works, Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians (1841) and North American Indian Portfolio (1844). The text of this edition is an abridged version of Letters and Notes, while most of the plates are scaled-down versions of the large folio plates of the Indian Portfolio. "As graphic delineations of Indian hunting and dancing scenes, these plates rank next to those of Bodmer." (Howes) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Near Fine.

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        Narrative of events in Borneo and the Celebes, DOWN TO THE OCCUPATION OF LABUAN: FROM THE JOURNALS OF . together with a narrative of the operations of H. M. S Iris.

      London John Murray 1848 - Two volumes, second edition, 8vo, [2], [ii], iii-xviii, 386pp., 2pp. ads at end; xii, 396pp., 8pp. ads at end numbered 1-4, 13-16, engraved portrait, with 17 wood-engraved or lithographed plates, 5 folding maps. Original red pictorial cloth gilt, yellow endpapers, volume II with small repair at head of spine, light wear, an excellent set. The acquisition of Labuan, an uninhabited island originally part of the Sultanate of Brunei, was first proposed by James Brooke, the first white Rajah of Sarawak, in order to halt piratical activities and provide a naval base against increasing French and American interests in the South China Sea. In 1846, the Sultan ceded it to Britain, with Brooke Governor of the territory. Henry Keppel, an admiral who became life-long friends with Brooke after becoming a senior naval officer in the Straits of Malacca, assisted his fight against Malay pirates and published the first version of his journals in 1846. Soon after Captain Mundy whilst in command of the British squadron in the Straits of Singapore and on the coast of Borneo also became acquainted with Brooke. "Mundy like so many sailors was enchanted with James and.was to edit the parts of his journals that were omitted in Keppel's edition" (Runciman), but in doing so he published some of the his more sanguinary deeds glorying in his battles with pirates, which some saw as the massacring of innocent savages for material gains. Steven Runciman, The White Rajah: A History of Sarawak from 1841 to 1946, pg. 85. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Narrative of the Expedition Sent by Her Majestys Government to the River Niger in 1841 under the command of Captain HDTrotter

       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.g xviii, 509; viii, 511pp. London, Bentley,

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        Winterthur und die Eisenbahn zur Zeit der Dampflokomotiven 1890 bis 1930. Sammlung von 158 photographischen Abzügen .

      Order mit Zeigentaschen., Es handelt sich um Abzüge auf Photopapier aus der Foto- u. Bildersammlung der Winterthurer Stadtbibliothek. Meist mit einem erklärenden Text.Die Bilder wurden von Peter Strupler für die Illustration seines Buches Winterthur und die Eisenbahn zur Zeit der Dampflokomotiven 1848 bis 1968 benötigt. Entsprechend sind vor allem Lokomotiven und Bahnhöfe aus der Zeit von 1890-1930 abgebildet. Daneben einige Ansichten aus dem Stadtleben.

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        [Mexican-American War]: Autograph Letter Signed

      City of Mexico, 1848. Fine. Both sides of a single quarto leaf. Measuring 8" x 10.25". Neatly torn from a bifolium, probably by the writer, old folds from mailing, and a very small, faint stain, else just about fine. A neat and easy to read letter from Col. Zeigler to an unnamed attorney representing the sister of Corporal William Eurich, who was killed during the Siege of Puebla in September 1847. Zeigler responds in detail to the attorney's request to know of Eurich's personal effects and property, and gives a summary of his pay as both a private and corporal, of his clothing and shoe money due, as well as the "Value of Land" - presumably a land bounty due to the soldiers, which was by far the largest sum due his survivors at $100. Aside from retaining some small personal effects which he intended to deliver to her personally upon his return, he ends with a message to Eurich's sister Cassandra: "Assure her that I or any of the 'Yorkers' here in Mexico can render her any comfort of assistance that we will cheerfully do so. We all sympathize with her deeply in the loss of her only brother." Zeigler joined the Monroe Guards, a Philadelphia Regiment as a Sargeant, along with eight other York residents including Eurich. He eventually headed the Second Pennsylvania Regiment. Eurich seems to have been the only one of the group who died in combat, although three others died of sickness. A nicely poignant memoir of a slain soldier from the Mexican War.

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        Les Confessions d'un Écolier

      Paris & Rio de Janeiro: Belin Leprieur et Morizot, 1848 - 'The Confessions of a Schoolboy'Twelve Hand-Colored Lithograph Plates by Victor AdamADAM, Victor, illustrator. SAILLET, M. Alexandre de. Les Confessions d'un Écolier. [The Confessions of a Schoolboy]. Paris & Rio de Janeiro: Belin Leprieur et Morizot, 1848. First edition. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 223 x 143 mm.). [iv], 338 pp. Twelve hand-colored lithograph plates (including frontispiece). Text leaves browned but all of the twelve plates clean and fresh apart from some minor marginal foxing in places.Late nineteenth century quarter red morocco over red boards, smooth spine decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt, decorative end-papers. Engraved bookplate of José M. Catarineu on verso of front free end-paper. Apart from the aforementioned browning and marginal foxing a very good copy.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.According to OCLC there are only two copies in institutions and libraries worldwide, both at the University of Toronto, Canada. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geschichte der deutschen Sprache.

      Leipzig, Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1848. - Large 8vo. 2 vols. XVIII, 564 pp. (2), 565-1035, (1) pp. Contemp. green cloth with blindstamped covers and giltstamped spines. First edition of this principal work. - Lower hinge of vol. 2 splitting on the inside. Stored in a magnificent giltstamped green half calf portofolio by Jacques P. Desmonts of Norwalk, Connecticut. The native Frenchman Desmonts, born in Bernay in 1938, was long the owner of the renowned New York bookbinding shop James Macdonald. In 1978 he moved the famous establishment to Norwalk, where he passed away in 2008. Goedeke I, 7. Borst 2294. WG 43. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hand-Atlas sämmtlicher medicinisch-pharmaceutischer Gewächse

      oder Naturgetreue Abbildungen und Beschreibung der officinellen Pflanzen für Pharmaceduten, Mediziner und Drogisten. Hrsg. von einem Vereine Gelehrter. Fr. Mauke Vlg. Jena. 1848. XXX m. 127 handcolorierten Kupfertafeln nebst der dazu gehörenden Beschreibung. Hln-Einband berieben und bestoßen-3)innen - 2) Tafeln+Text wenig braunfleckig(guter Zustand)Bild einer Tafel.

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        Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara in the Years of 1845 and 1846 Containing a Narrative of Personal Adventures during a Tour of Nine Months through the Desert amongst the Touaricks and other Tribes of Saharan People including a description of the Oases and Cities of Ghat Ghadames and Mourzuk

      First edition.   2 vols. Folding map and frontispieces (these a little stained) 8vo.   Modern half calf, d  xxxii, 440; xii, 482, [2]ads.pp. London, Richard Bentley,

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        2 autograph letters signed. 1848-1857

      Camden Town 1848 - De Morgan, Augustus (1806-71). (1). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent. Camden Town, Jan. 27, 1848. 1 page plus integral blank. 180 x 114 mm. (2) Autograph letter signed to Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857). Camden Town, October 7, 1857. 2-1/2pp. 183 x 114 mm. Some foxing, blank portion of second leaf cut away. Together 2 letters, both mounted on single sheet together with printed obituary notice and wood-engraved portrait. Two dryly humorous letters from the mathematician Augustus de Morgan, known for formulating De Morgan's laws or De Morgan's theorem (rules in formal logic relating pairs of dual logical operators in a systematic manner expressed in terms of negation), and for introducing the term "mathematical induction" and making its idea rigorous. De Morgan was also the author of Arithmetical Books from the Invention of Printing to the Present Time (1847), which has been described as "the first significant work of scientific bibliography" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). De Morgan's 1848 letter reads as follows: I can't find Leverrier's Christian names-or, not to make any assumption which a member of the Institute might repudiate-his prénoms. They begin with U. J. Can you tell them? Or must I put down Ulysses Jeremiah at a venture. If you can't tell them, can you calculate them. They can hardly be as difficult as a planet. If you happen to know Hencke's, pray tell them to me: but I can't demand them of you as a right which I do Leverrier's. "Leverrier" refers to Urbain Jean Joseph Leverrier (1811-77), the French astronomer whose mathematical calculations and astronomical observations of the perturbations of Uranus led directly to the discovery of Neptune. "Hencke" refers to German astronomer Karl Ludwig Hencke (1793-1866), discoverer of the asteroids 5 Astraea and 4 Vesta. The 1857 letter reads: I had a note from Mr. Smyth this morning, by which I was very glad to hear that you were able to write, and that your handwriting was still of the old firm type. This note was in answer to one which made some inquiries about your identity-not health alone, but identity-and it appears that you and I have been fellow sailors, and that 51 years ago this very month. To be sure we were, as we may say, at the two extreme ends of the chain. You commanded the Woolwich, and I commanded nothing but my mother's constant attention, being then an infant of four months old on board the Jane Duchess of Gordon E. S. But my command was in better order than yours; for my voice was sufficient per se, whereas yours would have been of little effect but for the knowledge that the nine tails and powder and ball were looming in the distance as definite possibilities. I picked up my mother's journal a few days ago, which let me into this little secret. It would do you good to see how you were cut up when you shortened sail against the wishes of the ladies. De Morgan was born in India and returned to England as an infant; his letter refers to this voyage. His correspondent, Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, was a naval hydrographer who conducted important hydrographic surveys in South America and southern Anatolia; he served for 25 years as head of the Hydrographic Office of the British Admiralty, and invented the Beaufort scale for indicating wind force. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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

      PARIGI: Editore Ambrosio Firmin Didot, 1848 - 1931. Rilegato. BUONO. 18 27. I - II - II - IV - V USATO

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U.

      Wien, 22. IX. 1848. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. "Wenn endlich wir im offnen Kampfe stehn, | Im offnen Kampfe gegen all' das Schlechte, | Das Jahre lang die Seele uns empört, | Dann ist der Kampf Genuß und höchstes Glück, | Und diese Stürme sind die beste Zeit! [.]". - Alt auf Trägerpapier montiert. MEGA III/2, 23, 46, 447, 449; III/3, 310; III/4, 324, 514; III/6, 393, 441, 539.

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        Willem II. Geboren 6 december 1792. Koning der Nederlanden 7 october 1840, ingehuldigd 28 november 1840, overleden te Tilburg 17 maart 1849. Ets en Gravure, 41x30cm.

      Met opschrift: grondwets-herziening 1848 en aan de randen de namen Salamanca, Vittoria, Quatre-Bras, Waterloo, Hasselt, Bautersem. Onderaan; Je maintiendra. Uitgegeven door A.C. Kruseman. Vouwtjes aan de randen, verder in goede staat. KH103

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        The Comic History of England (Two Volume Set)

      (London): Published at the Punch Office, 85, Fleet Street, 1848. Good. First edition, first issue. Two volumes. Octavos. Each volume with the half-title printed in red, 10 hand-colored plates and 120 wood-engravings by John Leech. In the original gilt decorated publisher's purple cloth. Two early owner's signatures in ink and pencil on the front free endpapers. Moderate fading to the spine and edges, corners are bumped, front joint and hinge of volume one is partially split (still holding snug) with a chip at the crown, good. The scarce first issue in book form of John Leech's great satiric work, complete as issued in the original cloth.

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        EMIGRATION TO TEXAS Peters Grant

      Printed bifolium. 4pp with an integral blank, addressed in manuscript. Old folds (with two small splits, remnants of a wax seal with small tear from opening, ink postage stamp, final page dusty but very good. London, [Richard Coad & Son?],

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        Die Hautkrankheiten durch anatomische Untersuchungen erläutert.

      Berlin, Verlag von G. Reimer, 1848, 8, XX, 394 pp., mit 8 feinen von Simon und Troschel gezeichneten und Troschel gestochenen Tafeln, feiner Halbleinenband d.Zt. ERSTE AUSBGABE - BEGINN HISTOPATHOLOGISCHER FORSCHUNG IN DER DERMATOLOGIE! "Seiner Zeit weit voraus veröffentlichte Simon im Jahre 1848 das erste Textbuch der Dermatopathologie mit beeindruckenden Abbildungen und detaillierten Beschreibungen verschiedener Dermatosen." M. Schaller Carl Gustav Theodor Simon (1810-1857) als Pathologe ausgebildet, in Dermatologie habilitiert und an der Charité tätig, war der erste Vertreter seines Faches in Berlin. Das gesuchte Grundlagenwerk zur Einführung der Histopathologie in die Dermatologie im 19.Jhdt ist seinem Lehrer Johannes Müller gewidmet und mit Abbildungen von Hugo Troschel nach den vom Autor gefertigten Präparaten, großzügig illustriert. "Einen Eindruck erweckenden Fortschritt schafft Simons Hauptwerk. Es bietet für damals einen sicheren Leitfaden der pathologischen Histologie der Haut." Gottron/Schönfeld. "Bemerkenswert ist Simons Klassifikation der Geschwülste nach histogenetischen Merkmalen." Dohm "Gustav Simon reviesed the entire subject of the histopathology of the skin, and wrote on the structure of condylomas and warts, pigment formation of the skin and the development of hairs and first described the acorus follicularum..."-Pusey Hirsch-H. V, 279 Richter, 232 Klaschka-R., 100 Jahre Dermatologie in Berlin Martin Schaller, Pantheon der Dermatologie, Hrsg. v. Chr. Löser & Gerd Plewig, pp.959-963 G.Doh, Geschichte der Histopathologie, p.680

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        The Jews, The English Poor, and The Gypsies; With a Proposal for an Important Improvement in the British Constitution.

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1848 - 12mo. 16.5 by 10.5 cm. 60 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        [WATERCOLOR DEPICTING THE AMERICAN SURRENDER AT FORT SHELBY, PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WISCONSIN ON JULY 20, 1814]

      [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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        The History of the Deline and Full of the Roman Empire [ Complete in 8 Volumes ]

      Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1848 - Complete in 8 volumes. Books measure 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 2 folding maps. Rugby School crest on each top board, inscribed in gilt on bottom board of volume 1, '' William Ellerker Hart Honoris Causa ''.Bound in full period calf, raised bands, ornate gilt tooling, leather title labels, gilt rule lines, full marble edges, marble endpapers. Calf lightly rubbed, some abrasion or scuff marking with slight wear loss on some edges, short split on 1 hinge joint. Generally bindings are showing signs of age wear, but in very nice condition. Internally, some light offsetting or spotting, short closed tear on 1 map. Pages in good clean ciondition throughout. A nice set, in attractive period bindings. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        A Complete and Universal Dictionary of the English Language; Comprehending the Explanation, Pronunciation, Origin and Synonymes of Each Word; an Epitome of History, Biography, and the Useful Sciences.

      Virtue & Co., London 1848 - This magnificent dictionary is most collectable for its 44 engraved county maps. On its title-page the book also states its purpose to be 'a description of the counties, cities and market-towns of Great Britain and of the kingdoms, states, provinces and cities in the known world, with a variety of other useful information'. This substantial new edition was enlarged, improved and 'adapted to the present state of science' by B. B. Woodward. Our copy has been handsomely re-bound in modern half-calf with brown cloth sides - the book has five raised bands and title lettering in blind on the spine plus hand-sewn headbands. The text comprises 951 pages and in addition to the 44 county maps has numerous other illustrations, plans and portraits. The maps are in excellent condition apart from occasional light to moderate foxing; the text is clean with minimal foxing. Digital photos available upon request. This dictionary has often been broken up for its county maps but this is a particularly nice example of the text complete with maps in its original state and it has been enhanced by a careful and sensitive fresh binding. The book is heavy and extra postage may be needed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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