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        Revue comique a l'usage des gens serieux [17 issues bound in 1 volume, 1848]

      Paris : Dumineray 1848 - Description: 17 issues of 'Revue comique a l'usage des gens serieux' bound in 1 volume. 257p. , extensively illustrated ; 28cm. Notes: Authors include Auguste Lireux and Gerard de Nerval. Illustrations include engraved plates and title pages. Designers credited include: Bertall, Fabritzius, Nadard and others. Engravers credited include: Baulant, Louis, Montigneul and others. Subjects: Caricatures and cartoons - France - Periodicals. France - Politics and government - 1848-1852 - Periodicals. France - History - Second Empire, 1852-1870 - Caricatures and cartoons. Language: French. Fair to good copy bound in contemporay leather-backed boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat worn and rubbed as with. Surface wear to boards as with age. Corners bumped. Scattered foxing. Remains quite well-preserved overall. 1 Kg. 257 pp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie "Bibliothèque des Chemins de Fer", Paris, 1848 - In-12, reliure pleine peau de chagrin bleu nuit, dos à 4 nerfs, tête dorée, couverture conservée, grandes marges, 302 pp.+12 pp. de catalogue de guides de l'éditeur. Edition originale du meilleur roman de Théophile Gautier dans une fine et sobre reliure. Exemplaire en excellent état exempt de toutes rousseurs ou taches. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LE LUTRIN]
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        ROKEBY, A POEM

      London: David Bogue, 1848. Lower edge with minor rubbing, else about fine. A well-preserved example of this nineteenth century genre. 16mo. [vi], 232p. Frontispiece. Bound in embroidered cream silk damask, a.e.g., the upper cover with a spray of three pink flowers and four leafy branches framed by blue embroidered petals and buds at the head, tail, and corners, the whole design outlined and framed in gold thread, the spine with four matching flower petals in blue and pink also outlined in gold thread From Tilt's "Miniature Classical Library

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      Mexico: American Star Print, 1848. - [24]pp. With errata slip pasted to verso of the title listing two officers whose "names were accidentally omitted," and lithographic map of the "Battles of Mexico." Oblong small quarto. Original printed wrappers. Old fold lines. Rear cover separating at spine, some chipping and separation at edges of folds. Minor soiling and foxing. Very good. First and only edition of a scarce work. The text, in the form of detailed tables, lists the officers with Scott, where they were employed, and whether they were killed or wounded, or distinguished themselves. "Printed on the occupying army's own press" - Howes. This copy includes the plan of the battles in the vicinity of Mexico City, which is often lacking, and it include the extra two lines of errata. The inside lower cover includes a letterpress printed "extrac"' of Scott's summary of the casualties and the magnitude of the victory. HOWES S243, "aa." GARRETT, p.131. HAFERKORN, pp.53-54.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Mexico City. Apr. 7, 1848. - 4pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old folds. Minor soiling. In a clear and highly legible hand. Very good plus. A nice letter written from Mexico City during the U.S. occupation in the Mexican-American War. Charles W. Foster, of Massachusetts served in the engineer corps in Mexican- American War, and later served in the Civil War, as well. He writes to his brother George about family business - including George's impending marriage - as well as details of his corps's possible move to California. The United States took Mexico City in August 1847; the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed in February 1848, ending the war and ceding a vast swath of Mexican territory to the U.S., including Texas, California, and everything in between. "In your letter of the 2nd March, you very humbly ask my pardon for publishing those letters; I took no offence whatever at the publication, I merely wished to inform you, that I wanted you to keep dark for the future. You can of course show my letters to any of my friends that you think proper. It seems that you are not agoing to get tied up at present, dam[n] bad plan, I do not see a word about Ellen in your letter; I hope that thare [sic] is no crockery broken.Col. J.G. Totten the chief [engineer] at Washington has proposed and recommended to the President to raise 7 more companys of Engrs, four of which are to proceed to California, should the Treaty be ratified (by the way the news of its ratification by our government reached this city on the 2nd of this month) to superintend the erection of fortifications thare, tharefore supposeing the War closed our company may not see home these two years yet, however should the Treaty be ratified by the Mexican Congress imediately [sic] I think that we should be among the first to leave for the States. It seems that my letter settled some doubts while had arrisen [sic] among some of my friends in relation to the duties of our company; I suppose that some imagined that we had a great deal of hard labour to perform, I can assure them that it is very seldom that we have anything of the kind to do. To give you some idea on the subject I will give you some account of our operations at Vera Cruz. Our company was divided into five parts, eight men in each part, and only one set in the trenches or batteries at a time, each detail on duty eight hours only at a time, and thus you see that eight men were divided among about five hundred men or more according to circumstances, each of the engineers haveing charge of a particular portion of the work, and all under the general superintendence of a detail of Engineer Officers. The Peace prospect brightens; it is said that there is a quorum of the Mexican Congress at Queratero, and it is the opinion of the leading Mexicans in this city that the Treaty will be accepted as modified by our Senate. Orders have already been issued for the downward movement of the troops, the first that move are the sick, who are under orders to move on the tenth of the present month to Saluppa [possibly Xalapa?]; several of the volunteer regiments together with the Mass. Regt. have also received orders to hold themselves in readiness to march on short notice, so you see that it looks a little like Peace, but the Devil trust a Mexican." Foster also relates a grim tale of bank robbery gone awry, in which some of the U.S. troops determine to rob a local bank and a clerk is killed defending the safe: "A young Spanish clerk in a banking house was killed here night before last; there was some two or three thousand dollars in the office, which he died in defending. It seems that some teamsters and one or two Volunteer Officers learned that thare was a large amount of money in the building and laid there plans accordingly, but on entering they made so much noise that they awoke the two clerks, who drew their pistols and took their position in front of the safe to defend the money. One of them was shot dead, and two of the assailants were severely

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Jane Eyre: An Autobiography (First American Hardcover Edition)

      Boston: Wilkins Carter, 1848. First American Edition in hardcover, preceded by an edition in wrappers published the same year. Lacking the front endpaper and one other leaf (pp. 479-80). & & Nicely re-backed publisher's deep brown cloth, board designs in blind, spine title gilt and designs in blind. Very Good plus or better condition. Light bumping to the extremities, brief foxing throughout,

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        Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith, The

      London: Bradbury & Evans / Chapman & Hall, 1848. - With Three Watercolor Portrait Miniatures Under GlassAnd Sumptuously Extra-Illustrated[COSWAY-STYLE BINDING]. SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, binders. FORSTER, John. The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith. A Biography in Four Books. London: Bradbury and Evans / Chapman & Hall, 1848. First edition, sumptuously extra-illustrated. Three octavo volumes (8 x 4 7/8 in; 204 x 123 mm).xvii,[4], 232; 233-448; [2], 451-704 pp. Fifty black and white text illustrations as issued. With over seventy-five extra engraved portraits and views. Etched half-title. Extra title-page in red and black.Bound c. 1930 by Sangorski and Sutcliffe for Brentano's (stamp-signed) in full crushed teal blue morocco with gilt-rolled borders and gilt-tooled frame. Gilt-ruled raised bands. Gilt decorated compartments. Broad, gilt-rolled dentelles. Gilt-tooled beige morocco doublures featuring watercolor portraits in sunken panels bordered with red morocco under glass of Oliver Goldmith, Samuel Johnson, and David Garrick respectively, with gilt laurels. White moiré silk flyleaves. Beveled edges. All edges gilt. With the bookplate of Samuel Wieder. A fine set. Housed in the original felt-lined, marbled paper-covered slipcase with blue morocco edges.Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) was an Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773). He also wrote An History of the Earth and Animated Nature. He is thought to have written the classic children's tale The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes, the source of the phrase "goody two-shoes". [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirtieth Congress

      Washington, D.C: Wendell & Van Benthuysen, 1848. (GOLD RUSH) First edition. Thick 8vo. Large folding hand-colored map of the continental United States, 6 smaller folding maps (one with two images), 7 folding sheets of tables, 14 folding plates of grounds and buildings.1275 pp. Modern half brown morocco and marbled boards. Bookplate of James Torr Harmer and his correspondence with a fellow collector, 1908, tipped in at endsheets. Map of U.S. with some small marginal tears and wrinkles; Map of Sta Cruz de Rosales and one architectural plate with repair along folds. Howes P 446; Cowan, p. 426 (calling for 4 maps); Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 105 (listing only 6 maps); Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush 30; Transmississippi West 562, 565 & III, pp. 52; Maps of the California Gold Region 51, 52 . Important message from the President, being the first official publication of the news of the California Gold Rush and containing three maps of the gold region. The large hand-colored map is of the U.S., reflecting the various portions added following the Mexican War; in addition there are battle maps from the Mexican War. Wheat notes it "Contains Colonel R.B. Mason's celebrated report of his visit to `the newly discovered gold placer in the valley of the Sacramento,' as well as Lieutenant E.O.C. Ord's `Map of the Gold and Quicksilver District of California,' and other maps of Gold Rush interest." These are a map of the Upper Mines and the Lower Mines or Mormon Diggings; and the map of Upper and Lower Gold Mines on the South Fork of the American River. Kurutz (who does not record the large map of the Continental U.S. in his collation): "Includes the official announcement of the discovery of gold. This volume also contains Colonel Richard B. Mason's famous report of his trip to newly discovered placers. It ranks as one of the most important eyewitness accounts of the Gold Rush." Wheat: "Word of the discovery of gold in California did not reach the East Coast until August, 1848, and he would have been a venturesome map publisher who on the basis of the first reports would have hazarded the fortunes of his house by a big promotion in 'gold region' maps. None of the maps thus far mentioned having incidental reference to the gold discoveries was issued before October, 1848, and possibly none before December, when President Polk's message to Congress gave the news official authentication"

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        Bunsen Gafu [trans.: Drawings by Bunsen]

      33 woodcuts (of which 4 are double-page) printed in the tanshokuzuri method of relief blocks printed in black with additional relief blocks printed in pale pink, grey, green, & blue. 21, [1] folding leaves. 8vo, orig. delicately patterned wrappers, orig. block-printed title label on upper cover, stitched as issued. Osaka: 1848. First edition. Seki (b. 1790), was active as an artist and was well-known in the literary and artistic world of Kyoto. This is a very beautifully illustrated work portraying many traditional scenes of Japan including flowers and animals, birds and priests, mythological characters, and country views. The woodcuts are very delicately printed in a pale black ink with another series of impressions in other pale colors, mostly pastels. Robes, the sea, and scrolls have further relief effects (karazuri) in which the image has been pressed by an un-inked block to render a pattern onto the paper. This is a splendid example of gafu, issued for viewing pleasure. A very fine and fresh copy with the illustrations beautifully rendered. ❧ Brown, Block Printing & Book Illustration in Japan, pp. 80-81. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        The History of Pendennis

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848-1850. First edition. 24 parts in 23 vols., 8vo. . Original yellow printed wrappers, unrestored; spines of 1,2,3,4, 9, 12, & 20 with minor defects but still sound, small loss to lower portion of back wrapper of 12 (same image complete on 13); ads present throughout; some toning of text and occasional light offsetting to plates; green full morocco cases, spines extra gilt. Very good plus, unrestored. Van Duzer 165

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      1848. [[a Victorian rarity]] New York: Harper & Brothers, n.d. [1848]. 6 pp undated ads. Original buff printed wrappers. First Edition, issued as No. 102 in Harper's "Library of Select Novels" -- published two or three months prior to the UK edition (which was titled "The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond"). This tale had actually appeared in Fraser's Magazine in 1841, the text of which Harper "borrowed," seven years later, for this cheaply-produced American edition (published in November or December 1848); Thackeray's English publisher was thus prompted to come out with the above-mentioned UK edition in early 1849. In the tale the young Thackeray explored what goes into being "a gentleman," from a moral viewpoint -- it is "a work filled with instances of wit, humor, satire and pathos which found a more-ordered if not a fresher expression in his later and longer works. For freshness, indeed,... The Great Hoggarty Diamond can scarcely be surpassed. The characters... are full of life; the book is crammed with honest fun; and for pure pathos, the death of the child, and the meeting of the husband and wife over the empty cradle, stands, if not alone in its own line, at least in the company of very few such scenes in English fiction." [NNDB]~This is a copy of the first issue, with the publisher's address still "82 Cliff Street" on front cover and title page, and with the full string of mispaginated pages at the end (the pagination jumps from 67 to 78, and continues that way until its conclusion six pages later at 84).~Condition is near-fine, with very little wear other than some edge-nicks in the wrapper (predictable as it extends beyond the text pages); as is likewise predictable with this cheap paper, there is some (but not heavy) foxing inside. Tipped at the gutter of the title page is the small armorial bookplate of the author and playwright George Barr McCutcheon (1866-1928), who was also a renowned book collector. This is a great rarity, not just within Thackeray's works but within Victorian literature as a whole, with only a handful of known copies (the previous copy to appear at auction was in 1989). Van Duzer 88 ("The only copy traceable is in the Boston Athenaeum"); Parrish 36. Housed in a felt-lined clamshell case.

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        The Deep Sea and Coast Fisheries of Ireland, with suggestions for the working of a fishing company

      Dublin: J. Berry for James McGlashan, 1848. 8vo. With 21 lithographed plates (8 folding). 111 pp. Quarter dark blue morocco and boards, t.e.g. Some minor rubbing . Suggestion for the formation of successful fishing fleets off the Irish coast. The plates show different kinds of ships and various types of equipment: nets, lobster pots, etc

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        Zur Erforschung der Meere und ihrer Bewohner. Gesammelte Schriften. Aus dem Französischen von Emil von Marenzeller. Wien, A. Hölder 1891. Gr. 8°. XVI, 207 S. mit 1 (dplblgr.) Tafel und 38 Textabbildungen, HLwd. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      - Fromm 275.- Erste deutsche Ausgabe.- Albert-Honore-Charles Grimaldi (1848-1922) unternahm bis zum Jahre 1889, als er die Regentschaft, als Albert I., des Fürstentums Monaco übernahm, ausgedehnte Forschungsreisen zwischen den Tropen und Ost-Grönland. Er war angesehener Ozeanograph, der in zahlr. Fachzeitschriften puplizierte.- Hier vorliegend erste Zusammenfassung dieser Schriften (u.a.: Über den Einfluss des Oeles auf die hochgehende See; Über den Golfstrom; zahlr. Reiseberichte die er mit seiner Segelyacht ?Hirondelle? unternahm; Sardinenfang an der spanischen Küste; Über einen Potwal von den Azoren).- Vorsatz gestempelt, tls. gering braunfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        Transcription by Artist Lilla Cabot Perry of Claude Monet's Correspondence With Various Figures Regarding Placing Édouard Manet's "The Olympia" In a French Institution

      First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. Lilla Cabot Perry (1848-1933) was an American artist in the Impressionist style who studied with Claude Monet. Perry studied in France beginning in 1887 and spent summers near Claude Monet in Giverny between 1889 and 1909. It was at this time that she must have created this notebook. Her inscription on the first page establishes the contents: "Monet's correspondance (sic) with various people when he undertook to get the Olympia into the Luxembourg and to place it later in the Louvre. These are exact copies of the letters of which Monet lent us the originals. Lilla Cabot Perry" Completed by Édouard Manet in 1863, "Olympia" created a sensation when it was first exhibited in Paris in 1865. 30 pages of transcribed letters from the likes of Edgar Degas, Auguste Rodin, Alfred Stevens and Gustave Larroumet urging acceptance of the painting by the Palais Royal. Letters range from July of 1889 to November of 1890. Late 19th Century. Unpag. Ruled notebook with black card stock covers, chipping and color losses along spine. Lined notebook paper within, yellowed with age.

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        Catane. La Chathedrale / Catania. Il Duomo.

      Lith. par Bacheher, Imp. par Lemercier, Bulla & Francosis Delarue Editeur, Paris, 1848. Tonolitografia, cm 19,5 x 27 (alla lastra), cm 35,7 x 55 (il foglio). Veduta animata della piazza del Duomo. A pieni margini e in buono stato di conservazione. .

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        Raccolta N, Vedute di Roma e contorni disegnale dal vero nel 1848.

      - Santarelli Editore, Roma, 1 volume de 315x230x10 mm environ (format oblong), 38 planches de Cottafavi et Marchi, broché. Couverture un peu salie, rousseurs, petites mouillures et quelques fentes sur les bordures des planches, bon état pour le reste. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Diogène]
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        "A Plea for Peasant Proprietors; with the Outlines of a Plan for Their Establishment in Ireland, by William Thomas Thornton ..."

      London; John Murray, 1848. 1st Edition. "Physical desc. : xii, 256 p ; 20 cm. Subjects: Land tenure. Peasantry. Ireland --Economic conditions. Referenced by Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 35579.12. OCLC 19752502." Finely bound in near contemporary aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Remnants of a bookplate to the ffep. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Meyerbeer").

      O. O., 2. VI. 1848. - 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Der August Noack hat mir allerdings gestern seinen Entschluß mitgetheilt meinen Dienst zu verlassen. Allein da man nach hiesigen Polizeigesetzen nur zum ersten jedes Monats kündigen darf, so kann also der August Noack nur erst zum ersten August meinen Dienst verlassen. - So unendlich es mich nun erfreuen würde Ew. Fürstliche Durchlaucht gefällig zu sein u. den Noack schon früher seines Dienstes zu entlassen, so ist dieses doch nicht möglich, da ich, indem ich erst gestern von demselben avertirt wurde, noch gar keine Nachforschung nach einem neuen Diener halten konnte, u. dazu der gesetzmäßigen Zeit nothwendig bedürfen werde [.]". - Schön.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Autograph. Fine. An envelope (6" x 3-1/4") with a lengthy printed statement by The Citizens' Suffrage Association addressed in the hand of Susan B. Anthony to her younger sister: "Miss Mary S. Anthony/Rochester -- N. Y./U. S. America." On the side of the envelope is written "Zurich/Apr 23rd 83," likely in one of the sisters' hands. Mary Stafford Anthony was a suffrage activist in her own right. Her interest in women's rights, in fact, preceded that of her sister. On August 2, 1848, she attended the Adjourned Convention in Rochester of the First Woman's Rights Convention and, together with her father and mother, signed the Declaration of Sentiments. She was instrumental in establishing the Women's Political Club (later renamed the Political Equality Club) in the 1880s. In 1893, she was elected corresponding secretary for the New York State Woman Suffrage Association, and in 1904 when the International Woman Suffrage Alliance was formed, Susan B. Anthony was declared its first member and Miss Mary Anthony was unanimously declared its second.

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        DEALINGS WITH THE FIRM OF DOMBEY AND SON, Wholesale, Retail and for Exploration.

      London Bradbury and Evans 1848 - First edition, with the earliest state of the hook on the left hand on the vignette title-page. With engraved Illustrations by H.K. Browne throughout. 8vo, in a handsome contemporary binding of three quarter tan calf over marbled boards, the spine with gilt bands, one compartment with brown morocco label lettered in gilt. xiv, 624 pp. A very handsome copy in a proper period binding, sturdy and attractive and unusually clean and bright throughout. FIRST EDITION. This is quite a desirable copy of the Dickens novel that introduced the world to the memorable Mr. Dombey and his transactions, business and personal, and that creates a "clear picture of society in [Dickens’] time." Dickens wrote it while in residence in a number of different areas, beginning the work in Lausanne, Switzerland, continuing in Paris, and finishing in Brighton, Broadstairs, and London, making the text "a true cosmopolite in the manner of its writing." The publication of this book marked a turning point for Dickens; his proceeds were a fine increase over MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT, and with these earnings "his financial worriment ceased, prosperity began, and a period of money-saving was at hand." This is the first publication of the text in its entirety after its serialization from October 1846 to April 1848. Copies this early are becoming scarce. An excellent piece of classic Dickensiana. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: John Murray, 1848 Volume I - xvii, 385 pgs. 8 woodcut illustrs.(including frontis) and 1 tinted lithograph plate. 3 folding charts at end (1 colour) Volume II - xi, 395 pgs. 2 woodcut illustrs. and 5 tinted lithograph plates (including frontis) 2 folding charts at end. Several of the colour plates are a tiny bit trimmed along the foredge. Both volumes have been recently rebacked with the original spine laid over. New title labels have been placed between panels. Endpapers have the shadow of a bookplate removal. No names or other marks in text. Typical scuffing to marbled paper over the boards. Leather is moderately scuffed. (see photos) Priority shipping recommended.. First Edition. Half-Leather & Marbled Paper. Very Good/No Jacket. Heavy 8vo. Hard Cover.

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        Vanity Fair. A Novel Without a Hero. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848 - Octavo (205 × 133 mm). Early-20th century morocco-patterned calf by Bayntun, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, burgundy and green calf labels, marbled endpapers, triple-line rules to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. A little light spotting to contents. An excellent copy, handsomely bound by Bayntun. Frontispiece and illustrated title page, 38 plates, illustrations throughout. First edition, first impression, the first issue with the drop-head title in rustic lettering to page 1; the "Marquis of Steyne" woodcut on page 336 (later suppressed); and "Mr Pitt" for "Sir Pitt" on page 453. A lovely copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Vanity Fair

      London Bradbury and Evans 1848. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Spine rebacked with the original spine retained. Bookplate removed from the front pastedown with some evidence of wear. Endpapers and prelims heavily foxed with scattered foxing throughout First Edition in book form Blue hardback cloth cover 140mm x 220mm (6" x 9"). 624pp. 38 steel engraved plates and 150 wood cut vignettes; includes frontis plate and engraved title page. The "Great Hoggarty Diamond" page is present preceding the engraved frontispiece and title-page. The date 1848 is on both title-pages. This copy is an early issue of the first edition. It does not have the rustic type on p.1, nor the adverts at the end but includes the suppressed plate of Lord Steyne on p.336. "Mr. Pitt" is present at p.453.

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        Pius Papa IX. Nelle istituzioni di cui finora dotammo i Nostri sudditi fu Nostra intenzione di riprodurre alcune istituzione antiche...

      Roma 1848 Nella Tipografia della Rev. Cam. Apostl.. Folio; 16 p.; caption title. Title continues: Statuto Fondamentale Pel Governo Temporale Degli Stati Di S. Chiesa D. Roma. Fundamental statute for secular government of the states of the church; key document in Italian liberty. Constitution proclaimed by Pius IX in response to agitation for constitutional government in the Papal domain. There were to be two chambers: the first, the alto consiglio, members nominated for life by the Pope and the second, 100 elected deputies. Laws adopted by these two chambers had to be scrutinized by the College of Cardinals, then submitted to the Pope for assent or rejection. Ecclesiastical affairs were exempt. This constitution's utility was never tested; demand for an extension of civil rights was eclipsed by the nationalist uprising against Austria that began in Milan on 18 March, four days after this was issued, which swept through Italy. This so-called "liberal constitution," while it addressed complaints that had built for decades and been ignored by the papacy, was hardly satisfactory for reformers and Pius IX, during his long reign as political reactionary, reacted by withdrawing even these modest concessions and destroying most copies of the Statuto Fondamentale. This copy belonged to Nicholas Brown (1792-1859), American Minister to Rome, whose sympathies toward nationalists resulted in the papacy's requesting his removal. Leather spine; marbled-paper boards. Dated (p. 16) 14 March 1848. Stock#NS0051.

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        Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation . presented to both houses of Parliament . May 1848.

      - London, William Cowes 1848. Foolscap publisher's printed wrapper (spine chipped); 144pp and seven folding plans (six with added colouring). A very good copy. Much of this is, naturally, concerned with the concerted push by the colonies to end transportation which, in concert with a fair amount of practical detail about the state of the system and planned reforms and reductions, is not without interest. Added are items like the specifications for a new female penitentiary. The real appeal here, though, is the detailed report on the Prisoners' Barracks at Hobart and plans for improvements by its superintendent James Boyd. Described and illustrated in plan and section are the present, and the proposed and improved cells and 'dormitories'; the appalling cells underneath the chapel; and the tread-wheel. The tread-wheel, punishment for refractory prisoners, was some 50 feet long in a room 68 feet long. Up to 150 prisoners at a time were in this room, 'totally inadequate' as Boyd said. Of greater concern was that there was no separation of prisoners either on or off the wheel ('distressing evils') and Boyd proposes (illustrated in three of the plans) dividing the whole - the wheel and the room - into series of stalls and boxes, isolating the prisoners on and off the wheel. This is less stable-like than you may think, the average stable is airy and commodious in comparison. The wheel seems to have been introduced into British prisons in the 1820s and lasted well into the 20th century despite the agitations of reformers throughout that whole time. Photographs of prison wheels at the end of the century show prisoners in stalls so, while I can't claim that Boyd originated the idea, there is no doubt that such plans were put into being throughout the prison system. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Forschungen in der älteren Geschichte Russlands. In 2 Bänden (komplett)

      St. Petersburg, Eggers und Comp. & Leipzig, L. Voss 1848.. Gr.-Oktav (15,5 x 23 cm). Grüne Org.-Verlagsbroschur mit Ttel auf Vorderdeckeln. CCLVI, 238 S., 2 Bll.; S. 239-834, 1 Bl., unbeschnitten, Seiten größtenteils nicht aufgetrennt. Rückenbezug von Bd. 2 mit längsgehendem Durchbruch, Bindung jedoch völlig intakt. Rückdeckel von Bd. 2 mit einem dezenten russischen Preisstempel (7 Rubel, 50 Kopeken) im oberen Rand. Sauberes Exemplar im ursprünglichen Zustand der Herausgabe. Erste Ausgabe. Selten. - Nicht bei Engelmann und Nitsche/Stender (Eutiner LB). - Posthum herausgegebene, mit einer überaus umfangreichen Einleitung (ca. 250 S.) durch den Herausgeber versehene und um ein annotiertes Verzeichnis der Schriften Krugs ergänzte Sammlung der sonst nur in Periodica erschienenen Abhandlungen Krugs zur Älteren Russischen Geschichte. Die Abhandlungen des aus Halle a. d. S. stammenden und frühzeitig ins Russische Reich emigrierten Krugs zeichnen sich durch Klarheit in der Sprache und eine präzise Kenntnis der Russland betreffenden Quellen und Überlieferungen aus. Unentbehrlich für die Forschung wurden sie in jüngerer Zeit nachgedruckt. - Zur Biographie Krugs, der erstaunlicherweise in den meisten einschlägigen Nachschlagewerken unerwähnt bleibt, vergleiche man in erster Linie die ausführliche Einleitung Kuniks, der auf umfangreiches Briefmaterial Krugs zurückgreifen konnte.

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        "Revue comique a l'usage des gens serieux [17 issues bound in 1 volume, 1848]"

      Paris : Dumineray, 1848. 1st Edition in this form. Fair to good copy bound in contemporay leather-backed boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat worn and rubbed as with. Surface wear to boards as with age. Corners bumped. Scattered foxing. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Fair to good copy bound in contemporay leather-backed boards. Gilt-blocked leather label to spine. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat worn and rubbed as with. Surface wear to boards as with age. Corners bumped. Scattered foxing. Remains quite well-preserved overall.

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        Dombey and Son

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First edition, first printing. Octavo, full leather, marbled endpapers, titles to the spine in gilt. With 40 engraved plates including frontispiece and engraved title by H. K. Browne. Dombey and Son "was well received by its readers, and is considered to be the first novel that reflects Dickens's artistic maturity… Dickens told his first biographer, 'It was to do with Pride what its predecessor [Martin Chuzzlewit] has done with Selfishness" (Schlicke, 280).

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        MELIBOEUS-HIPPONAX. THE BIGLOW PAPERS, Edited, with an Introduction, Notes, Glossary, and Copious Index, by Homer Wilbur [pseudonym]

      Cambridge: Published by George Nichols,. 1848. original decorated brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, bottom edge untrimmed, yellow endpapers.. Just a hint of rubbing to spine ends, a fine copy; the copy of the. SECOND SERIES has a touch of sunning to spine panel (inevitable with. this purple cloth), but is otherwise a fine copy. The two volumes. enclosed in cloth folders and quarter brown crushed morocco slipcase.. A handsome set of this American literary and political high spot.. (#95374). First edition, first printing. [With] MELIBOEUS-HIPPONAX. THE BIGLOW PAPERS. SECOND SERIES... Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. 12mo, pp. [1-4] [i-iii] iv [v] vi-lxxx [1] 2-258 [259-260: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated purple cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, brown coated endpapers. First edition, first printing, trade format (2500 copies). "Out of all the writings of James Russell Lowell, the two series of BIGLOW PAPERS, joining wit, highly skillful writing, and a passionate devotion to liberty and country, may be regarded as his most distinctive contribution to the literature of his time" - DAB. BAL 13068 (binding A, no sequence established) and BAL 13126. Grolier Club, One Hundred Influential American Books Printed Before 1900 #57.

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        Guckkasten. Politisches Wochenblatt für`s Volk. (ab Nr. 8:) Sonntagsblatt zum Gerad` aus! (Früher Guckkasten.) Politisches Wochenblatt für`s Volk. - Gerad` aus. Politisches Wochenblatt für`s Volk

      Wien, 14. Mai - 25. Okt. 1848.. Nr. 1 - 12 (14. Mai - 30. Juli); Nr. 1 - 6, 8 - 119, 121 - 128, 133 - 139, 141 (10. Mai - 25. Okt.). Jeweils 4 S., ab Nr. 69 größerformatig und 8 S.; die letzten Ausgaben des Oktobers teils in 2 Varianten vorliegend, teils wieder nur 1 Blatt oder ein Doppelblatt. Ungebunden. Zwar nicht ganz komplett, aber doch außergewöhnlich umfangreiche Folge der nicht häufigen Revolutionszeitschrift; die Zeitschriftendatenbank über das KVK weist nur bis Nr. 122 nach. - Die letzten Nummern wurden tlw. zweimal am Tag veröffentlicht, wohl je nach zur Verfügung stehendem Papier. - Tls. etwas fleckig, mit üblichen Gebrauchsspuren. Eine Nummer stärker lädiert.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        We The Drowned

      Harvill Secker,, 2010. 1st printing 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author. SIGNED and DATED in publication month - 15th April 2010. UK First edition. Fine unread copy. SIGNED and DATED to the title page. Scarce signed. True UK first. This is an epic drama of adventure, courage, ruthlessness and passion by one of Scandinavia's most acclaimed storytellers. In 1848, a motley crew of Danish sailors sets sail from the small island town of Marstal to fight the Germans. Not all of them return - and those who do will never be the same. Among them is the daredevil Laurids Madsen, who promptly escapes again into the anonymity of the high seas. As soon as he is old enough, his son Albert sets off in search of his missing father on a voyage that will take him to the furthest reaches of the globe and into the clutches of the most nefarious company. Bearing a mysterious shrunken head, and plagued by premonitions of bloodshed, he returns to a town increasingly run by women - among them a widow intent on liberating all men from the tyranny of the sea. From the barren rocks of Newfoundland to the lush plantations of Samoa, from the roughest bars in Tasmania, to the frozen coasts of northern Russia, "We, The Drowned" spans four generations, two world wars and a hundred years. Carsten Jensen conjures a wise, humorous, thrilling story of fathers and sons, of the women they love and leave behind, and of the sea's murderous promise. This is a novel destined to take its place among the greatest seafaring literature.

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        L'Espagne Pittoresque, Artistique et Monumentale. Moeurs, usages et costumes.

      Paris, Libraire Etnographique, 1848. - Folio; 2 hs., 392 pp., 2 hs. Con 106 viñetas entre el texto, de Célestin Nanteuil y una lámina retrato de Isabel II. Ejemplar carente de las 50 láminas de monumentos y trajes que acompañan al texto. Encuadernación en media piel, de la época.

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        The Rose Garden. In two Divisions. 1. Embracing the history of the rose, the formation of the rosarium . 2. Containing an arrangement, in natural groups, of the most esteemed varieties of roses recognised and cultivated . Second edition.

      London, Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper 1848 - . 25 x 17 cm. 6 Bl., 151 pages, 177 pages, (3 pages) with Textillustrationen und 15 kolorierte plates. contemporary half-calf with 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. Erste Ausgabe. Stock 2157. Seidenpapiere teils leicht stockfleckig. Sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fatzer ILAB]
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        Utagawa Hosai - Album of 50 Prints

      (circa1900).. 50 colour woodblock prints by Meiji artist Utagawa Hosai who also used the names Baidô Hosai and Kunisada III (1848-1920). Each portrait gives the name of the actor and role, along with the artist's signature (either "Hôsai" with toshidama seal of Utagawa studio or "Utagawa Hôsai" and seal). A series title is provided on the bottom, printed in a mechanical type sort of font (though probably woodblock carved and printed). Among the series titles the names of Tokyo theatres at which the performances took place, for example, Kabukiza shinkyôgen (New plays at the Kabukiza [theatre name]), Shintomiza shinkyôgen (New plays at the Shintomi Theatre). A few also give a series number. Attractive calligraphic title label laid down on upper cover reads Hosai ga [Hosai pictures]. .

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (8 Volume Set)

      London - Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans 1848 - 8 volume set. Moroccan leather binding. Good bindings and covers. Suitable for a gift, a handsome set. Marbled edges and end papers. Light wear, a few scuffs, to extremities. Vol I: [2], [v]-lii, 509, [1] pp; frontis, 2 folding maps. Vol II: [2], [v]-xii, 488 pp; 1 folding map. Vol III: [2], [v]-xii, 571, [1] pp. Vol IV: [2], [v]-xii, 533, [1] pp. Vol V: [2], [iii]-xvi, 555, [1] pp. Vol VI: [2], [v]-xii, 501, [1] pp. Vol VII: [2], [iii]-xii, 555, [1] pp. Vol VIII: [2], [v]-xii, 545, [1] pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Picturesque Sketches in India: With Notices of the Adjacent Countries of Sindh, Afghanistan, Multan, and the West of India

      London - James Madden, 1848 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce, presumed first and only edition of this account of India and its adjacent countries. Featuring a hand-coloured tissue-guarded frontispiece. The half-title reads, 'The History of Bahawalpur'. Dated from Copac. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding, with gilt edges. Externally, slightly rubbed to extremities, with wear to top and tail of spine. Mark to front board. The front hinge is weak. Internally, generally firmly bound, although the frontispiece and titlepage are coming away. Generally bright, with some light spotting prominent to margins and first and last few pages. The front pastedown has a copperplate ink inscription to Lewis Halliday dated 1884. Private ink ownership stamps of L. Halliday to front pastedown and recto and verso ofhalf-title. Overall: GOOD..

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      London, W. Clowes and Sons, HMSO, 1848.. Interleaved copy, 29 pages with manuscript notes, 2 pages with watercolour diagrams, occasional ink manuscript notes to margin of text, most interleaved pages left blank. 8vo, approximately 235 x 140 mm, 9¼ x 5½ inches, a few text illustrations, 216 pages, bound in full black calf, gilt lettering to spine, blind decorations to edges of covers, A. Neale in gilt to upper cover, the same name in old ink on first free endpaper. Binding rubbed with light scuffing and scratching, very slight bowing to covers, light shelf wear to edges, pastedowns and endpapers have pale staining, title page has a small pale stain to top margin and is slightly dusty, pale stains to top of 7 pages at the beginning, not affecting legibility, many margins slightly dusty with the occasional pale stain, otherwise a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Mit Theaterliv.

      5 dele i 2 bind. C.A. Reitzel, København 1848-78. 261+437 + 108+140+267 sider. Meget smukke samtidige brunmarmorerede halvlæderbind. Lidt gulplettet på de første og sidste sider i hvert bind. I øvrigt et frisk og velbevaret sæt.. Attraktivt sæt af dette vigtige memoireværk, hvor dansk ballets mest banebrydende skikkelse nogen side sætter ord på sin virksomhed, sit liv og sin tid

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        Map of England and Wales Founded Upon the Great the Trigonometrical Survey Showing All the Mail Coach, Turnpike and Rail Roads, the Rivers and Navigable Canals

      London J & C Walker 1848. VG : in Very Good condition. Some areas of wear to leather backing map. Some scratching to leather slipcase. Map clean and bright First Edition Linen-backed map in brown burgundy leather slipcase 1040mm x 1330mm (41" x 52"). 35 panels. 35 panelled map in colour. Also shows Bounderies and Divisions of Counties, the Extent of Boroughs and County Election Polling Places under the Great Reform Act.

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        Five Years in Kaffirland;

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

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      Henry Colburn 1848. . 1st Ed. 2 vols. in 1. Sm. thick 8vo. [iv] + 359pp. + t.p. + 304pp. Litho. frontis. Light sporadic browning, half calf with marbled boards, gilt tooled raised bands with intricate gilt tooled compartments and gilt lettering to spine, minor wear to extremities. Dedicated to Lord Rodney with whom the author cruised for three months. The “Iris” Cutter was the sister vessel of the “Corsair” built by Ratsey (Boat builders of Salisbury) for the late Mr Fleming. US$560

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        Personal Recollections of the late Daniel O'Connell, MP 1775-1847

      186, Strand, London.: Chapman and Hall, 1848 2 vols complete, near fine, 1st ed. In uniform, half tan calf with red marbled boards, some blind tooling, corners and edges brushed. Spines, attractive decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, titles in gilt to red and green calf labels, edges brushed. Internally, brown endpapers, text block edges sprinkled red, no inscriptions, printed by C Whiting, Beaufort House, Strand. Vol 1, 1848, [3], (iv-vi), [1], 2-312 pp. Vol 2, 1848, [2], [1], 2-231 pp, [1] adverts. A superb copy. (Allibone 1448.2802). O'Connell, Daniel [known as the Liberator], Irish nationalist leader who while in popular esteem O'Connell is the quintessential Irish national champion, his international significance is underestimated. He was a key figure in the emergence of European democracy and no Irish person before or since has commanded so much attention on the continent as he did in his lifetime. Similarly forgotten to a large extent is his role as an advocate of the rights of those civilly disadvantaged such as Jews, black slaves, and Australian Aborigines. Universalist and nationalist, champion of the weak and truculent bully, man of principle and shameless opportunist, O'Connell remains, like Napoleon or Gladstone, one of those figures with whom historians will never even imagine that they have finished. See ODNB.

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

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

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        Early History of Western Pennsylvania, and of the West, and of Western Expeditions and Campaigns from MDCCLIV to MDCCCXXXIII, With an Appendix

      W.O. Hickok/A.P. Ingram. B002LDL7E2 1848 A. P. Ingram/ W. O. Hickok re-bound leather bound hardcover. Includes a 1882 property tax assessment slip for a property in Summit Tp. consisting of 49 acres, 1 horse and 5 cows. A very interesting piece of history. Book is in good condition. Red full leather covers have minor shelf wear. Corners are lightly rubbed. Spine is clean with 4 raised bands and a title plate. Rear cover has some scuffs on it. Gilt is bright. Fold out plan of Fort Du Quesne has tanned but is still attached and complete. Map of Bouquet's engagements is missing. Pages have some foxing, edge water staining and age tanning. Binding is tight. Ships daily via USPS with delivery confirmation. Books are shipped in protective cardboard. . Good. 1848.

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        Schlacht von Custozza.

      Dall? ?Erinnerungen an die Feldzuge. der K. K. Oester. Armee in italien in den Janren 1848 ? 1849?, Adam in Munchen, 1851. Da questo album in folio massimo, composto di 24 tavv. litografiche stampate a colori (più quella del front.), litografia in colore d?epoca, cm 44, 2 x 61, 3 ca. (il foglio) 33,5 x 52,2 ca. (la parte ill.). Animata scena di battaglia con le truppe austriache in aperta campagna durante la prima guerra d?Indipendenza.

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        "The Jewish Nation; Containing an Account of Their Manners and Customs, Rites and Worship, Laws and Polity"

      "London, The Religious Tract Society" "London, The Religious Tract Society", 1848. 1st Edition. "Description: iv, 452 p. Front. (fold. Plan) illus. 19 cm. Illustrated with a folding frontis plan and an impressive array of in-text figures. Subjects: Bible --Antiquities. Jews --Antiquities. " "Very good copy in the original elaborately blind-tooled and gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-dulled and rubbed as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scarce. "

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