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        Gedichte.

      Stgt. und Tübingen, J.G. Cotta, 1848.. 2. vermehrte Aufl. 18,5 x 11 cm. VIII, 303 S., 4 Bl. HLdr. d. Zt.. WG 7; Borst 1877, Anm. - Erweiterte Neuausgabe der Erstausgabe von 1838. Gegenüber der ersten Ausgabe sind 11 Gedichte entfallen, 55 neu hinzugekommen und viele überarbeitet. - Einband leicht beschabt. Etwas fleckig, mit Exlibris.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Reflexions et menus-propos d'un peintre genevois ou Essais sur le beau dans les Arts (...). Precedes d'une notice sur la vie et les ouvrages de l'auteur par Albert Aubert.

      Paris, J.-J. Dubochet, Lechevalier et Cie, 1848.. 2 volumes petit in-8, plein veau blond glace de l'epoque, dos a nerfs ornes de caissons garnis d'un riche decor dore aux petits fers, pieces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin bordeaux, dates en pied, filet d'encadrement dore sur les plats, roulette sur les coupes, tranches peigne (accroc de cuir a un plat), (4), xxxvi, 342 p. et (4), 350 p. Premiere edition collective, en partie originale. "Les textes qui forment ce recueil furent concus sous forme de fascicules, entre 1830 et 1843 ( ). Dans ce travail theorique majeur, Töpffer veut donner une conception nouvelle des arts du dessin, en les degageant du canon classique de l'imitation. Pour sa demonstration, qu'il construit a contrario, il oppose la photographie, qui vient a peine d'etre inventee, aux Beaux-arts. Ainsi dans le texte 'De la plaque Daguerre', la photographie est-elle presentee comme un procede voue a la simple imitation mecanique de la nature, tandis que le dessin apparait, lui, comme un art libre, poetique et spirituel" (Charles Grivel). Ex-libris armorie grave de Sylvain van de Weyer (Louvain, 1802- Londres, 1874), avocat, diplomate et homme d'Etat belge qui fut membre du Gouvernement provisoire en 1830 et Premier ministre entre 1845 et 1846. Fine et jolie reliure de l'epoque..

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hatchuel]
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        Oriental Album. Characters, Costumes, and Modes of life, in the valley of the Nile.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Gesammelte militärische Schriften [Der Feldzug 1800 in Italien und Kleinere Aufsätze]; IV und 220 Seiten mit 6 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln (3 x "Plan der Schlacht von Marengo" und 3 x "Figuren zu Infanterie-Waffen-Übungen"); originale Broschur (23x15cm);

      . Carl Gerold Wien 1848 [Einband etwas gebräunt und angestaubt, Seiten zum Teil stockfleckig, sonst gut; Kupfertafeln sehr frisch.] Der in Brüssel geborene Sohn eines Offiziers besuchte die Theresianische Militärakademie und nahm an den Feldzügen in Polen sowie in Deutschland und Frankreich teil, wo er sich insbesondere mit Kriegsgeschichtsschreibung und Kartographie beschäftigte. 1815-26 war er im Generalquartiermeisterstab tätig; 1844 dem Kriegsarchiv zugeteilt, war er von 1847-55 dessen Bibliotheksvorstand, wurde 1848 Oberst und Oberkommandant der Wiener Nationalgarde, demissionierte aber noch im selben Jahr. Pannasch schrieb Dramen und redigierte seit 1847 die "Österreichische Militärische Zeitschrift"..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        Thaten und Meinungen des Herrn Piepmeyer, Abgeordneten zur constituirenden Nationalversammlung zu Frankfurt am Main. Lithogr. Titel, 50 Blatt Federlithographien von Adolph Schrödter und mit dem fast immer fehlenden doppelblattgr. Porträt Piepmeyers in Kreidelithographie mit Tondruck, ebenfalls von Schrödter. Quer-4°. Leinenbd d. Z. (fleckig) mit Rückentitel.

      Frankfurt/M., Jügel, (1848/49).. . Erste Ausgabe der witzigsten Kunstschöpfung des Jahres 1848. In dieser brillant karikierten und geistreich getexteten Bilderfolge - einem frühen Vorläufer der comic strips - wird der politische Schlangenlinienweg des zwar imaginären, aber doch prototypischen Abgeordneten Piepmeyer nebst Zeit- und Lokalereignissen geschildert. Niemand sonst hat so souverän und ironisch die Stimmung und Atmosphäre der Paulskirchenversammlung beobachtet, auch das kulturgeschichtlich interessante Umfeld, so dass hier gleichsam ein anderes Protokoll der Nationalversammlung' vorliegt. Ausgeheckt wurde diese satirische Bilderfolge vom Abgeordneten Detmold aus Hannover, jenem "mephistophelischen Advokaten, der unstreitig der größte Satiriker der Paulskirche" war, wie sich der Abgeordnete Wilhelm Wichmann ausdrückte. Den Namen seiner Abgeordnetenfigur entnahm Detmold Immermanns Münchhausen'; Vorbild als Person war der Vorsitzende des Verfassungsausschusses, der Heidelberger Rechtsprofessor Mittermaier, ein typischer Vertreter jener Politikercharge, die stets mit einem Auge auf ihre Öffentlichkeitswirkung schielt. Der Spottname des popularitätshörigen Professors wurde bald zum Schlagwort, zur verbalen Universalwaffe im Arsenal des Parlamentsjargons: "Wer nicht die Kraft hatte, unpopulär zu werden, der piepmeyerte", schrieb Heinrich Laube. Illustriert wurde die Folge kongenial vom Düsseldorfer Künstler Schrödter, dem es hiermit gelang, eine der frühesten "modernen" politischen Karikaturenfolgen zu schaffen, die bis heute nichts von ihrer Frische eingebüßt hat. - Das Porträt frisch und nur im Rand minimal fleckig. Kurzer Einriss außen in der Faltung; Faltspur. Titel verso gestempelt. Exlibris. Vorsatz mit zeitgenöss. handschriftl. Eintrag. Unterschiedlich stockfleckig, anfangs stärker. Insgesamt ordentliches Exemplar. - Thieme-B. XXX S. 290. Rümann 2322. Hauswedell/Voigt I 118 und II 178-180. Friedlaender 81. Borst 2336.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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        "6. Merz. Feierliche Beeidigung des gesammten Militair's zur Staats-Verfassung, auf dem Maximilians-Platze in München." Maximiliansplatz von Norden gesehen, seitlich die Bebauung, das Militär im Karee angetreten vor dem berittenen Offizierskorps, vorne zahlreiche Zuschauer, unten Inschrift.

      . Lithographie, im Stein monogr. "R", 1848, 18,5 x 29 cm.. Slg. Maillinger Bd. IV, Nr. 772; Abb. in: F.X. Vollmer, Der Traum von der Freiheit, S. 50. - Mittelbug, im breiten Rand gering stockfleckig. Lebhaft staffagierte Ansicht.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Das Buch der Belohnung. Eine Sammlung von Erzählungen und unterhaltenden geschichtlichen Darstellungen.

      Wesel, A. Bagel, (1848).. 16x10 cm. 2 Bl., 288 S. Mit 12 lithograph. Tafeln. Pp.-Bd. der Zeit. mit bedrucktem Überzugspapier.. Inhalt: Alte und neue Fabeln. - Naturgeschichtliches Lesebüchlein. - 20 Erzählungen zur bildenden Unterhaltung. - Schöne Sagen aus dem deutschen Vaterlande. - Kleine Gedichte zur Uebung im Declamiren. - Kriegsbilder aus den Jahren 1813, 14 und 15. - Wilhelm's Lehr- und Wanderjahre. - Wanderungen durch Deutschland. - Leben Friedrichs des Grossen. - Der Marschall Vorwärts. - Christoph Columbus. - Benjamin Franklin. - Die Tafeln betitelt: Wie Braun der Bär nach Honig geht. - Die Wölfe. - Die verlorne Jugendzeit. - Die Schmiede im Walde. - Theodor Körner's Tod. - Folgen des Krieges. - Wilhelm's Abschied vom Elternhause. - Wanderung über den St. Bernhard. - Der kleine Fried. Wilh. III. spielt Ball im Arbeitszimmer Frieds. II. - Blüchers Tod. - Muth und Ausdauer. - Franklin's Besuch beim Pfarrer Matthew. - (Kanten berieben. Überzugspapier im Rückengelenk und an den Ecken teils abgesplittert. Innen vereinzelt fleckig, gutes Exemplar).

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        3 documents on the pedigree of a foal born to the royal stallion stud Pompadour (Correze).

      Limoges, 1848.. Small 4to. Altogether 4 pp.. 1. Birth certificate of the foal Tulip, born of a thoroughbred mare "d'espece de Selle" and a royal stud of the same stud farm Pompadour (document partly printed, signed by the domain administrator de Pompadour). 2. Certificate of Affiliation. 3. Document concerning the mare's sale.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Nomenclatoris zoologici index universalis, continens nomina systematica classium, ordinum, familiarum et generum animalium omnium, tam viventium quam fossilium.

      Soloduri (Solothurn), Jent et Gassmann, 1848.. Thick crown octavo. Pp. (ii) publisher's ads, x, 1135. Half-title present. Rebound in the original printed wrappers, these bit frayed and dust-soiled, laid-down on support, with a new plain paper spine; bit dog-eared, bit foxed. An untrimmed copy in a very good condition. ~ First edition. Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873), was a Swiss paleontologist, glaciologist, geologist and a prominent innovator in the study of the Earth's natural history. He was a professor of natural history at University of Neuchatel, later, he accepted a professorship at Harvard University. His work Nomenclator zoologicus was published in 1842-46..

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Monstrelet : Chronique de 1400 a 1444 avec notice sur Enguerrand de Monstrelet.

      Paris, Victor Lecou, libraire-editeur, 10 rue du Bouloi / Imprimerie de Gustave Gratiot, 11, rue de la Monnaie 1848.. 2 Teile (Livres) in 1 Band (durchgehend paginiert). 4° (28 x 18.5 x 4.5 cm). XII, 859 SS. Schriftsatz zweispaltig. HPerg. d.Zt. (etwas berieben) mit mont. Rückenschild (dieses marginal etwas verfärbt). Seiten unbeschnitten, unterschiedlich etwas stockfleckig (v.a. marginal) u. in einigen Lagen leicht gebräunt. Alters- u. Lagerungs-, weniger eigentliche Gebrauchsspuren. Gesamthaft sehr ordentliches Exemplar.. Mit einem umfangreichen Inhaltsverzeichnis (dreispaltig, pp. 845-859) enthaltend Kurzangaben zum Inhalt jeden Kapitels. - Ober- oder Reihentitel: Choix de chroniques et memoires sur l'histoire de France. - Graesse unter 'Monstrelet' mit Angaben zur Oktavausgabe der Serie in 15 Bänden, Paris 1826-1827, und einem Hinweis auf die zweispaltig gesetzte Grossoktav-Ausgabe im 'Pantheon litteraire', Paris, Desrez [Graesse err. 'Desprez'] 1839; vorliegende Ausgabe nicht bei Graesse, sondern erst wieder eine solche von 1857. - Grossformatige, äusserst seltene Ausgabeversion, die so in Bibliotheken praktisch nicht auszumachen ist (ein einziger Nachweis findet sich im Worldcat, jedoch ohne Standortangabe). Die Kollationen der verschiedenen Einträge zu den Einzelausgaben dieses Titels stimmen mit der vorliegenden in aller Regel überein (vgl. u.a. den französ. VK ABES, VK Kanada und BVB). - "Enguerrand de Monstrelet, chroniqueur ne sans doute a Montrelet (Somme) vers 1390, mort vers le 15 juillet 1453. On ne sait presque rien sur lui. Appartenant a une famille seigneuriale, peut-etre d'abord capitaine d'un chateau sis en Ponthieu, bailli du chapitre de l'eglise de Cambrai de 1436 a 1440, puis prevot de cette ville de 1444 a 1446 et bailli de Walincourt de 1444 a sa mort, il a ecrit en francais, pour continuer Froissart, une Chronique qui s'etend de 1400 a 1444 en deux livres. Quelques manuscrits renferment un troisieme livre, de 1444 a 1467, qui est de Mathieu d'Escouchy. Precieuse pour l'histoire de la France, de l'Angleterre et de la Flandre, et la principale source pour la premiere moitie du XVe siecle (Le Moyen Age), cette chronique abonde en renseignements et en documents qu'elle reproduit. Monstrelet passe pour avoir ecrit son histoire pour la maison de Luxembourg, car il est suspect de partialite a l'egard des comtes de Saint-Pol et des ducs de Bourgogne; il n'a aucun talent de composition, mais il est le plus generalement exact et consciencieux. (M. Garroun)." (Dictionnaire biographique Imago mundi: www.cosmovisions.com/Monstrelet.htm; online). - "Ne a Cambray au 15e siecle, d'une famille noble et ancienne [..]. Il a laisse une 'Chronique ou Histoire curieuse et interessante des choses memorables arrivees de son temps', depuis l'an 1400, ou celle de Froissard finit [..]. L'auteur y raconte d'une maniere simple et vraie, mais tres diffuse, la prise de Paris et de la Normandie par les Anglais, les guerres qui eclaterent entre la maison d'Orleans et de Bourgogne." (F. X. de Feller 6, 1818). -- Jean Alexandre Buchon (Menetou-Salon, Cher 1791-1846 Paris), journaliste et historien francais. Il joua un role actif dans les rangs du parti liberal sous la Restauration, collabora au 'Constitutionnel', puis s'adonna a des travaux d'erudition. On lui doit notamment la 'Collection des chroniques nationales francaises du XIIIe au XVIe siecle' (1824-1829) et la publication du 'Pantheon litteraire' (1836-1845). (Grd. Larousse enc. 2, 1960).

      [Bookseller: Franz Kühne Antiquariat und Kunsthandel]
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        Kritische Schriften. Zum ersten Male gesammelt und mit einer Vorrede herausgegeben von Ludwig Tieck. 4 in 2 Bänden. Leipzig, Brockhaus Verlag 1848-1852. 1. Auflage. 8°, XVI/388, VI/424, XXII/298, VIII/383 Seiten. Später Halbleineneinband mit marmoriertem Deckel. Zustand: teilweise leicht stockfleckig, Innenspiegel mit Exlibris, insgesamt noch gut erhaltenes u. seltenes Exemplar!

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      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Universität München]
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        Raccolta N. 50. Vedute di Roma e Contorni.

      Rom: Santarelli, 1848.. Quer-Gr.4° (22,5:30 cm). Album mit 48 Kupfertafeln meist von G. Cottafavi und V. Marchi. Original-Kartonage mit ornamentaler, floraler und figürlicher Vorderdeckel-Illustration sowie Deckeltitel in Lithographie. Vorderdeckel etwas stockfleckig und mit altem handschriftlichen Besitzvermerk im Oberrand, gering bestoßen.. Schöne große Ansichten mit figürlicher Staffage (Plattengröße ca. 14,5:19,5 cm) und vollem breiten Rand. - Alle Blätter im Plattenrand bezeichnet. - Die ersten beiden Tafeln etwas stärker stockfleckig, dann nur noch vereinzelt in den Rändern minimal stockfleckig, die Ansichten meist in kräftigen Abdrucken. - Gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Scheppler & Müller]
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        "Am Klingenthor in Rothenburg". Blick auf eine Bäckerei und Poststation am Stadttor, im Vordergrund eine Gruppe Kinder, die mit Säbel, Gewehr, Trommel, Trompete und Fahne ins "Gefecht" ziehen.

      . Aquarell über Bleistift von Friedrich Perlberg, links unten sign. u. rechts unten bezeichnet, 57 x 43 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXVI, S. 419. - Der Nürnberger Architektur- und Landschaftsmaler (1848 - 1921) wurde besonders durch seine Aquarelle berühmt. Prachtvolles, stellenweise gouachiertes und weißgehöhtes Aquarell. Minimaler, hinterlegter Einriß in der rechten oberen Ecke, sonst farbfrisch und tadellos erhalten. In alter original Nußholzleiste gerahmt und mit dem alten Rückdeckel aus Holz.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Der Theater-Teufel. Humoristisch-satyrischer Almanach für 1848. Mit Beiträgen von M.G. Saphir, Adolph Glaßbrenner, Carl Töpfer, Johann Nestroy, Ludwig Löwe, Baron Klesheim, Feod. Wehl, Wilhelm Marr, Th. Drobisch, C. A. Schönbach, W. Gerster, u.A.m. Mit vielen Original-Holzschnitten und zwei Falttafeln.

      Hamburg: B.S. Berendsohn 1848.. Frontispiz, 2 Blatt, 202 Seiten, 1 Falttafel und 1 Blatt Inhaltsverzeichnis. Halbleinwand der Zeit (etwas berieben und bestoßen, der vordere Broschurumschlag mit eingebunden, durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, sonst gutes und sauberes Exemplar). 8°. fest gebunden. Überaus seltene erste Ausgabe des berühmten Almanachs. Auf dem vorderen Broschurumschlag mit dem grossen Staats-Siegel des Theaterteufels und dem Untertitel: Humoristisch-satyrischer Almanach für das Schaltjahr 1848. Mendelssohn (1817-1856) schrieb für fast alle liberalen Periodika des Vormärz. Er war mit Heine befreundet und verfaßte u.a. die Biographie "Salomon Heine" sowie "Eine Ecke Deutschlands, Oldenburger Bilder, Charaktere und Zustände". Vgl. NDB 17 (1994), S. 63.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Kristen (Inhaber Dr. Lorenz ]
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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

      George and Charles Merriam, Springfield 1848 - First edition of the first Merriam-Webster dictionary; thick 4to, pp. lxxxiv, 1367; engraved frontispiece portrait after Samuel F.B. Morse; full original sheep, black morocco spine label mostly perished; the whole quite scuffed and rubbed, preliminaries foxed, modern (1950s) manuscript list of birthdays on rear endpapers; texblock very good and sound. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of Mrs. H. Booth on front free endpaper and frontispiece verso.Vancil, p. 262. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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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 and Charles Merriam, 1848. Springfield: George and Charles Merriam. 1848. "First edition of the first Merriam-Webster dictionary; thick 4to, pp. lxxxiv, 1367; engraved frontispiece portrait after Samuel F.B. Morse; full original sheep, black morocco spine label mostly perished; the whole quite scuffed and rubbed, preliminaries foxed, modern (1950s) manuscript list of birthdays on rear endpapers; texblock very good and sound. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of Mrs. H. Booth on front free endpaper and frontispiece verso.& & Vancil, p. 262."

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        Verhandlungen des Deutschen Parlaments. Offizielle Ausgabe. Mit einer geschichtlichen Einleitung über die Entstehung der Vertretung des ganzen deutschen Volkes. 1. und 2 Lieferung. 2 Bände (in 1= komplett).

      Sauerländer,, Frankfurt am Main, 1848 - Frankfurt am Main, Sauerländer, 1848. 8°. 21,5 cm. XVI , 176 und VII, 524 Seiten. Einfacher Pappband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren, Außenfalzen berieben, teils eingerissen, private Widmung auf Vorsatz. Innen sehr gutes Exemplar. First edition. Cover with traces of use. Inside fine copy. Einfacher Pappband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        WUTHERING HEIGHTS: A Novel by the Author of "Jane Eyre"

      New York:: Harper & Brothers,, 1848.. New York:: Harper & Brothers,. 1848. First American edition of this classic of English literature, a work first published in England in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. In an attempt to capitalize on past success, the publisher attributed this novel to the author of JANE EYRE -- Charlotte Bronte writing under her pseudonym Currer Bell -- but it was, of course, written by her sister, Emily. Bound in contemporary three-quarter leather binding with marbled boards. A remarkably clean copy, free from any of the usual staining or darkening to the pages with the exception of only the very mildest aging to the endsheets. Leather edges and corners of the binding have been professionally touched up by Dragonfly Bindery and Studio, making this a near fine to fine copy of the only published work of Emily Bronte, who died December 1848 at the age of thirty.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        The Dodo and its Kindred; or the History, Affinities, and Osteology of the Dodo, Solitaire, and other extinct birds of the Islands Mauritius, Rodriguez, and Bourbon

      London.: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1848. London.: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1848 (10 pages) - 142 pages - (12 pages, Catalogue), errata slip, 18 plates of which 13 lithos, 2 hand-coloured, one folding. COMPLETE. FIRST EDITION. Cover is lightly rubbed, rebacked. Some light foxing to a few plates, light dampstaining at the bottom of a few plates at the end. Otherwise inside pages and plates are in very good condition, unmarked and tight. SCARCE. 25cm x 31cm. Photos available upon request. Anker 486; Sitwell 145; Wood, p. 585 ("the standard work on the subject"); Zimmer, p. 606.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL

      New York:: Harper & Brothers,, 1848.. New York:: Harper & Brothers,. 1848. First American one-volume edition. Hailed on the title page as being by the "Author of 'Wuthering Heights'," though that book was by Emily Bronte, not Anne. An apparent attempt to capitalize on the success of WUTHERING HEIGHTS and JANE EYRE, by their sister, Charlotte. First few and last several leaves foxed but otherwise only occasional scattered foxing to margins, making this a nice, clean copy. In contemporary three-quarter leather binding with brown cloth boards. Edges and corners professionally touched up by Dragonfly Bindery and Studio; altogether very good to near fine.

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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        Account of the Skerryvore Lighthouse with Notes on the Illumination of Lighthouses

      First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and bumped with some fading. Rebacked with original faded spine. Fore margin of frontispiece foxed. not impinging. Some foxing and spotting on other plates. 340mm x 260mm (13" x 10"). 439pp +plates. Engraved frontispiece and 33 engraved plates, some folding.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Ein Genius der Wahrheit. (Reichstags Zeitung No. 56)"

      Kolorierte Lithographie von Alfons von Boddien bei Eduard Gustav May, Frankfurt / Main 1848. 23x16 cm. - Wäscher, Flugbl. II, 49 - Wolf, Karikaturen 1.27.40 - Mit Zorn und Eifer 62 - Reiter, Sammlug Heil 350 - Im Stein monogrammiert "AB". - Karikatur auf Robert Blum (1807 - 1848), dargestellt als dicklicher, geflügelter "Genius der Wahrheit", die Fackel der Aufklärung in der einen, den Spiegel der Wahrheit, in dem sein Gesicht mit einem listig zwinkernden Auge erscheint, in der anderen Hand. Bekleidet ist er mit einem Lendenschurz aus Nummern der "Reichstags-Zeitung", die er zusammen mit Johann Georg Günther und Wilhelm Schaffrath redigierte. "Boddien unterstellte Blum ... Doppelzüngigkeit und Verschlagenheit, Manipulationen der Wahrheit in seiner Zeitung, während er im Parlament als Vorkämpfer rücksichtsloser Aufrichtigkeit auftrat." (Gassen / Hofmann)Robert Blum war der Führer der gemäßigten Linken der Frankfurter Nationalversammlung, er gehörte zu den populären und volkstümlichen Abgeordneten. In Karikaturen wird er oft mit Stülpnase und Bartkranz dargestellt. Alfons von Boddien (1802 - 1857) Militär und Abgeordneter der Frankfurter Nationalversammlung in der Paulskirche, gehörte dem rechten Flügel an. Als begabter Zeichner schuf er während der Sitzungen zahlreiche Karikaturen.

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        Sir Robert ergreift die dargereichte Bruderhand _ In Folge dessen löst sich die ganze französische Armee auf _

      Lithographie von Alfons von Boddien bei Eduard Gustav May, Frankfurt / Main 1848. 16x25 cm. - Wolf, Karikaturen 1.27.8 - Mit Zorn und Eifer 61 - Reiter, Sammlug Heil 353 - Gassen / Hofmann 17 - Im Stein monogrammiert "AB". Karikatur auf Robert Blum (1797 - 1848) und die durch ihn vertretene Verständigungspolitik mit Frankreichs neuer Regierung. Der vertrauensselige und wohlbeleibte Friedensbote "Sir Robert" (Spottname für Robert Blum), dargestellt mit Stülpnase und Bartkranz, steht dem mit einem Säbel bewaffneten und heimtückisch lachenden General Eugène Cavaignac (1802 - 1857), dem damaligen Ministerpräsident Frankreichs, gegenüber. Er streckt Blum die eine Hand entgegen, die dieser freudig ergreift, hält aber in der anderen den Säbel fest. Im Hintergrund wirft die flüchtende französische Armee ihre Waffen weg. Spottblatt auf eine Rede Robert Blums, der nach Bekanntwerden der französischen Aufrüstung die Meinung vertrat, das Angebot der Bruderhand werde Frankreich zur Auflösung der Bataillone bewegen. Alfons von Boddien (1802 - 1857) Militär und Abgeordneter der Frankfurter Nationalversammlung in der Paulskirche, gehörte dem rechten Flügel an. Als begabter Zeichner schuf er während der Sitzungen zahlreiche Karikaturen der Abgeordneten. Er "unternahm es, mit seiner Karikatur Blums Argumentation als gefährliche Ahnungslosigkeit, groteske Realitätsblindheit und illusionäre Gefühlsduselei darzustellen." (Mit Zorn und Eifer).

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        Descripción histórica y geografica de las Islas de Canaria que dedica y consagra al principe Nuestro Sr. D. Fernando de Borbon

      Imprenta Isleña, Santa Cruz de Tenerife 1848 - holandesa pergamino moderno con tejuelo, tenue marca de humedad en parte inferior de toda la obra que no dificulta lectura Palau 48382. . 371 págs.

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        OFFICIAL LIST OF OFFICERS WHO MARCHED WITH THE ARMY UNDER THE COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT, FROM PUEBLA UPON THE CITY OF MEXICO...AND WHO WERE ENGAGED IN THE BATTLES OF MEXICO

      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.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM CHARLES W. FOSTER TO HIS BROTHER GEORGE, WRITTEN FROM MEXICO CITY DURING THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR]

      Mexico City. April 7, 1848.. 4pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old folds. Minor soiling. In a clear and highly legible hand. Very good plus. A 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. He writes to his brother George about family business - including George's impending marriage - as well as details of his corps' 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 immediately [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 wounded. I am sorry to say that thare were two Lieuts. concerned both belonging to the Pennsylvania Regt. The parties have all been arrested; it creates a great excitement here the more so because American Officers were concerned." A detailed letter from the front lines of the Mexican-American War, discussing plans to fortify newly-acquired California.

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        DOMBEY AND SON (20 Parts in 19)

      Bradbury & Evans, London; 1848 (i.e. October, 1846-April, 1848) - 20 parts in 19, octavo, with 40 inserted plates, by H. K. Browne. Original green printed wrappers; all wrappers are correct. A very handsome set, collating nearly complete, according to Hatton and Cleaver, lacking only three ads: Part IX: Lacks the rear ad "Just published, Gilbert's Dictionary." Part X: Lacks the rear ad "Letts, Son & Steer" and the "Gilbert's Dictionary" ad. Part XI: Lacks the rear ad "Letts, Son & Steer." All other ads, called for by Hatton & Cleaver, are present. Part XIII has the Advertiser date of "October 1847" imperfectly printed; part XIV, page 431 has the page number present, which is the second state; page 426, line 9, the word "if" is missing (first state). Part VIII has the ink name of the Duke of Leeds on the front wrap. A few other parts have an owner's name. several plates are browned at edges; light soiling to the wrapper of Part I and a few others. Light chipping at a few spine ends and expert repairs to the spine of Part XIX/XX and several others. Overall, an exceptional set, and very nearly complete. Housed in a striking terra-cotta quarter leather slipcase. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 227-250. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Dombey and Son

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1848. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo (209 × 130 mm). Early-20th century tan calf by Morrell, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, red and black morocco labels, blue endpapers, French fillets, floral turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Housed in a marbled slipcase. Frontispiece, engraved title, and 38 plates by Errata leaf tipped-in at the preface. Ownership signature partially removed from title. Only occasional spotting. An excellent, fresh copy. First edition. Very handsomely bound.

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        Bolton Illustrated: A Series of Views of the Scenery Around Bolton Abbey, Wharfdale, Yorkshire, the Picturesque Domain of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire. From Drawings made on the spot by John Burkill, Esq

      London: Published by J. Hogarth, 1848. First edition, folio, 8 leaves of letterpress, 7 lithographed plates by Day and son, some light spotting to plates, small blind-stamp to several leaves, title-page lightly browned and slightly creased at lower margin, stitching broken with several leaves loose, cont. half morocco over marbled boards, a little rubbed, gilt lettered title label on upper cover, spine defective. The plates comprise of: 1. East End of Bolton Abbey. 2. North View of Bolton Abbey. 3. S. E. View of Bolton Abbey. 4. Bolton Abbey, from Holme Terrace. 5. Barden Tower. 6. Bolton Abbey, from Hartington Seat. 7. N.W. View, Bolton Abbey. Boyne, p.123; Abbey, 386.

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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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        LE ROMAN DE LA MOMIE

      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]

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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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        OFFICIAL LIST OF OFFICERS WHO MARCHED WITH THE ARMY UNDER THE COMMAND OF MAJOR GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT, FROM PUEBLA UPON THE CITY OF MEXICO.AND WHO WERE ENGAGED IN THE BATTLES OF MEXICO.

      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.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM CHARLES W. FOSTER TO HIS BROTHER GEORGE, WRITTEN FROM MEXICO CITY DURING THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR].

      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

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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]

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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. .

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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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        THE GREAT HOGGARTY DIAMOND

      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]

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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]

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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.

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        HAND-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE TO HER SISTER

      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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