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        NOTES From LECTURES Of PROF. ALONZO CLARKE For 1848 - 49

      (n. p.):: Personal notes & journal,. 1848 - 1849.. 7-5/8" x 6-3/8". 38181.jpg Unpaginated, though 136 (lecture notes), & 68 (financial records of patients)] pp.. Cardboard boards covered with dark blue marbled paper and black leather spine. Four gilt bands and the number '3' labeled at foot of spine. Unlined and previously blank paper.. Chipping and rubbing to boards and spine, marbled paper chipped away. to reveal cardboard boards around edges. Age toning to edges of. leaves, as expected. Several pages contain pencil markings that can. be erased without damage to text. The number 6820 is stamped in. black ink several times to front paste-down,ffep, preliminary blanks,. and a few random pages throughout the text. Also stamped lightly in. text are the words "PULLET", "PEEWEE", & "MEDIUM", however their. stamping in no way obscures Orcutt's writing. An About VG copy of a. unique item.. Almon Mitchell Orcutt, born in Cummington, Massachussets on October 17, 1824, attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. The first 136 pages are Orcutt's notes taken during the lectures of Alonzo Clarke, Professor of Practice, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Clarke, a well-known physician and professor, was oft-quoted in the medical journals and medical association reports. One such quote - "All of our curative agents are poisons; and, as a consequence, every does diminishes the vitality" - was indeed quite accurate when one looks at the "medicines" that were standard in the 18th and 19th centuries. Clarke was quoted by John Harvey Kellogg in his work 'Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene' (v.2, first publ. 1880) in Kellogg's discussion of the small pox vaccination. & & Orcutt's notes begin on December 11th, 1848, with a discussion related to the temperature of man. On December 17th the lecture has progressed to ingestion; December 20th - absorption; and on March 20th, 1849, Clarke lectures on the history and progress of tuberculosis. Clarke's lectures, made available to us through Orcutt's notes, give the reader amazing insight into the medical knowledge of the time and medical school training. & & The final 68 pages in this volume contain financial records dating from July 20, 1849 to March 1, 1850, followed by a note that reads "Transferred to Book Labelled Day Book 1850" at the foot of the final page. The information is organized as follows: Date, Patient Name, Service, and Charge. As Orcutt graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1849, we can only assume he began to keep records of his medical practice in the same journal he had been using for his course notes. This record gives the reader a glimpse into the daily life of a mid-19th century physician. & & Almon M. Orcutt is listed as subject to military service as of July 1, 1863, at the age of 38. In May of 1865, Orcutt is still listed as a soldier. After the American Civil War, Orcutt continued to practice as a physician until he died of a diastolic pulmonary abscess on February 11, 1889 in Hardwick, Massachusetts at the age of 64.

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        DOMBEY And SON.

      Lea and Blanchard,, Philadelphia: 1848 - Illustrated with a frontis, title page vignette & 15 inserted engravings, all after the originals by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") by Gilbert & Gihon. NB. Collates per NYPL copy. NB. Wilkins speaks of a Lea & Blachard advert for this title, issued in parts, found on the back cover of their Copperfield [1849-50], hawking their edition with illustrations accompanying the parts. One can speculate, given the dates involved, their earlier issues perhaps had fewer plates, given this copy, which is obviously BFTP, as well as that copy in the NYPL, have but 16. A VG+ copy (retailer stamp to t.p. extremities & bottom margin of last page of text). Modern black leather spine with gilt lettering, with period brown cloth covered boards. EPS renewed. Original yellow front wrapper bound-in at rear. Bound with Tavistock Books' item #30013 [Dombey & Daughter], and price is for both titles. 8vo. 1st edition thus [BFTP], and the 3rd US edition (Edgar & Vail, pp. 24 - 25; cf Gimbel A109, for an edition with 36 plates). Not in the McGuire collection. viii, [9] - 320 pp. Novel text in double column. 32 page publisher catalogue bound-in at rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ausflüge in das südöstliche Grenzgebirge und an den Neusiedlersee mit Benützung der Wr. Neustadt-Ödenburger Eisenbahn, nämlich: nach Ödenburg, Eisenstadt, Rust, Esterhaz, Neusiedl, Forchtenstein, Pütten und Sebenstein, sammt einem Panorama von der Rosalien-Kapelle

      Wien, Gerold 1848.. 8°. 48 S, Mit einem mehrf. gefalt. Panorama in Tonlithographie v. A. Kaiser nach J. Wedl und J. V. Häufler. Goldgeprägt. Seidenbd. d. Zt. Kanten leicht berieb. Rü. erneuert. Nebehay-W. 228; Eckl III, 140 - Gesamtgröße des Panoramas von der Rosalien-Kapelle aus ca. 20,5 x 120 cm.

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        [St. George's Hall. The Garter Banquet in 1844. The guests seated, Windsor Castle

      London: Thomas McLean, 1848]. Chromolithograph, finished by hand and mounted on card mount with ink-ruled border. Signed by artist in ink under lower left corner of image. Very good condition apart from some mild rippling and overall light soiling on mount. 13 1/8 x 18 5/8 inches. (of mount) 18 1/4 x 22 7/8 inches. A fine image of the interior of Windsor Castle, recording the banquet given on the occasion when Louis Philippe, King of France, was awarded the Order of the Garter by Queen Victoria. This high quality plate, mounted in imitation of a watercolour, is from Joseph Nash's Views of the Interior and Exterior of Windsor Castle, published in London in 1848. Abbey, Scenery, 360, plate 10.

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        NOTES From LECTURES Of PROF. ALONZO CLARKE For 1848 - 49

      (n. p.):: Personal notes & journal,. 1848 - 1849.. 7-5/8" x 6-3/8". 38181.jpg Unpaginated, though 136 (lecture notes), & 68 (financial records of patients)] pp.. Cardboard boards covered with dark blue marbled paper and black leather spine. Four gilt bands and the number '3' labeled at foot of spine. Unlined and previously blank paper.. Chipping and rubbing to boards and spine, marbled paper chipped away. to reveal cardboard boards around edges. Age toning to edges of. leaves, as expected. Several pages contain pencil markings that can. be erased without damage to text. The number 6820 is stamped in. black ink several times to front paste-down,ffep, preliminary blanks,. and a few random pages throughout the text. Also stamped lightly in. text are the words "PULLET", "PEEWEE", & "MEDIUM", however their. stamping in no way obscures Orcutt's writing. An About VG copy of a. unique item.. Almon Mitchell Orcutt, born in Cummington, Massachussets on October 17, 1824, attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. The first 136 pages are Orcutt's notes taken during the lectures of Alonzo Clarke, Professor of Practice, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Clarke, a well-known physician and professor, was oft-quoted in the medical journals and medical association reports. One such quote - "All of our curative agents are poisons; and, as a consequence, every does diminishes the vitality" - was indeed quite accurate when one looks at the "medicines" that were standard in the 18th and 19th centuries. Clarke was quoted by John Harvey Kellogg in his work 'Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene' (v.2, first publ. 1880) in Kellogg's discussion of the small pox vaccination. Orcutt's notes begin on December 11th, 1848, with a discussion related to the temperature of man. On December 17th the lecture has progressed to ingestion; December 20th - absorption; and on March 20th, 1849, Clarke lectures on the history and progress of tuberculosis. Clarke's lectures, made available to us through Orcutt's notes, give the reader amazing insight into the medical knowledge of the time and medical school training. The final 68 pages in this volume contain financial records dating from July 20, 1849 to March 1, 1850, followed by a note that reads "Transferred to Book Labelled Day Book 1850" at the foot of the final page. The information is organized as follows: Date, Patient Name, Service, and Charge. As Orcutt graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1849, we can only assume he began to keep records of his medical practice in the same journal he had been using for his course notes. This record gives the reader a glimpse into the daily life of a mid-19th century physician. Almon M. Orcutt is listed as subject to military service as of July 1, 1863, at the age of 38. In May of 1865, Orcutt is still listed as a soldier. After the American Civil War, Orcutt continued to practice as a physician until he died of a diastolic pulmonary abscess on February 11, 1889 in Hardwick, Massachusetts at the age of 64.

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        Revelations on Cholera, or its Causes and Cure / by Samuel Dickson

      London : C. Gilpin, 1848. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : xix, 73 p. ; 17 cm. Subject: Cholera --Great Britain --History --19th century --Cholera --Treatment. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        View of Bermuda showing Hamilton town and harbour, Spanish Point and Admiralty House.

      Drawn by Hallewell, engraved by W. Parrott, 1848 (Circa). Large uncoloured lithograph from the rare set of 13 plates. Sliighty dusty and minor water stain but with full margins. 17 x 11"

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        Schleswig-Holstein

      München, Poppel 1848. 23 cm. 71, (1) Seiten mit 24 Stahlstich-Ansichten von J. Poppel nach M. Kurz. Festeinband, Leineneinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Umschlagtitel - Engelmann, Geogr. II, 900 - Schleswig-H. LB 431 - Die hübschen Ansichten, mit gestochener Bordüre, zeigen Kiel (3), Tivoli bei Kiel, Schloß Knoop, Blomenburg, Hessenstein, Bad Haßberg, Eutin, Grevesmühlen, Plön, Schleswig, Gottorf, Kappeln, Flensburg, Gravenstein, Sonderburg, Augustenburg, Apenrade, Hadersleben, Rendsburg, Itzehoe, Glückstadt, Altona. Auf Vorderdeckel 2 kleinere Flecken, 7 Blatt leicht stockfleckig -

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        Pl. 40 Micrastur guerilla, Cassin (Barred Forest Falcon) From The Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences

      Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, 1848. First edition Fine with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (9.25 x 13 inches, 235 x 330 mm). The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia was established by the learned naturalists of high Philadelphian society in early 19th century America to document the recent natural discoveries of a new nation. The founding members, and contributors, were the luminaries of early American natural history and sciences; Titian Peale, Thomas Say and George Ord, to name a few. The Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences was their clarion, and was illustrated with wonderful folio-sized hand-colored lithographs by J.T. Bowen and Co. in Philadelphia, America's premier lithographers of the mid-19th century, and the very same company to produce John James Audubon's landmark lithographs for the first seven Royal Octavo editions of the Birds of America (c. 1840-65) and both the Imperial Folio and Royal Octavo editions of the Quadrupeds of North America. (c.1840-54). In essence, the same artists and printers who produced Audubon masterful lithographs created this work. We classify these fabulous plates as one of the best unsung values in the art of 19th century American ornithology. &

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        SKETCHES IN NORTH AMERICA AND THE OREGON TERRITORY. BY CAPTAIN H. WARRE, (A.D.C. TO THE LATE COMMANDER OF THE FORCES)

      [London]: Dickinson & Co., [1848].. Letterpress title (verso blank), pp.[1-]5 letterpress text, "Sketch of the Journey." Twenty handcolored lithographed views on 16 sheets, by Dickinson and Co., after Warre; lithographic map, handcolored in outline with routes marked in red and blue. Small format slip from the publisher giving details of the various bindings available. Publisher's linen-backed light brown paper wrappers, letterpress title repeated on the upper wrapper, rear wrapper blank. Very good. In a modern dark blue chemise and dark blue morocco backed box. First edition, original handcolored issue of a work which contains the "only western color plates comparable in beauty to those by Bodmer" (Howes). An important record of the American west before it was touched by western civilization. Captain Warre and Lieut. Mervin Vavasour, of the Royal Engineers, left Montreal on May 5, 1845. They initially accompanied Sir George Simpson, governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, who was making a tour of inspection of the Company's outposts. On reaching Fort Garry (plate 1) at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, they teamed up with Peter Skene Ogden (1790-1854), a Company Chief Trader who had vast experience of the West, the Columbia and the Rockies in particular. Travelling mainly on horseback, the journey from the fort over the Rockies to Fort Colville took them from June 16 to August 12. This section of the journey is illustrated by five plates. They left Fort Colville in boats and made their way down the Columbia River, arriving at the Pacific on August 25 (3 plates). They then spent the winter exploring Oregon Territory and the Pacific Coast, visiting the Company settlement on the Willamette River (2 plates), exploring the Columbia River (1 plate), visiting Fort George on the Columbia River (2 plates), Vancouver Island and Fort Vancouver (1 plate), Cowelitz River, and Puget's Sound. Once the weather started to improve, Warre and Vavasour and a party of about thirty began their westward journey on March 25, 1846, again by boat, but this time against the current. Warre made sketches of Mount Hood (2 plates) during this journey. They arrived at Fort Walla Walla, a distance of about 200 miles, on April 3. They then took to horses again, and taking a short cut of about 250 miles, made for Fort Colville across a desert landscape (1 plate). From Fort Colville they went up the Columbia by boat for about 250 miles, setting off to cross the Rockies on foot. After seven days their food ran out, but fortunately a search party sent out from the Company station at Jasper's House found them and guided them to safety. The station was on the Athabasca River, and from there they again took to boats and swiftly descended a distance of nearly 400 miles in two and half days to Fort Assiniboine. On horseback, they travelled 100 miles in three days to Fort Edmonton on the Saskatchewan River. Then, by boat, five hundred miles down the river to Fort Carlton. Again on horseback, they crossed the prairie to Red River in ten days, a distance of about 450 miles, arriving back at Fort Garry on June 7. There they met up with Sir George Simpson and together returned by boat to Montreal, arriving on July 20, 1846. The background to the journey was semi-official and semi- secret: Warre and Vavasour were to make what amounted to a military reconnaissance of Oregon Territory. American expansionists were making it clear that the uneasy joint occupation of Oregon by the United States and Great Britain was not equitable and were demanding that a northernmost frontier be established. The two officers, with the enthusiastic support of the Hudson's Bay Company, were sent to gather information that would be of use in the negotiations. As Howes notes, Warre's dramatic depiction of the scenery, situations and incidents he encountered has resulted in "the only western color plates comparable in beauty to those by Bodmer." This copy without the dedication to the Hudson's Bay Company executives, which, as Howes notes, was not issued in all copies. This copy, as is the Abbey copy, is in the original as published green cloth-backed wrappers with the front cover reproducing the title (price: 2 guineas uncolored, or as here, with the plates colored at £3 13s. 6d). Warre continued with his military career after his return to Great Britain, serving with distinction in both the Crimean and the New Zealand Maori wars, he was knighted for his military services and retired with the rank of general. In addition to the present work he also published a series of views in the Crimea, published in London in 1856, but the present work is his undoubted masterpiece. ABBEY 656. GRAFF 4543. HOWES W114. SABIN 101455. SMITH 10727. WAGNER-CAMP 157

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        Schatz des evangelischen Kirchengesangs im ersten Jahrhundert der Reformation I-II.

      2 volumes. Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig 1848. Large 8vo. XVI+488 + XXXIV+452 pages. Privately bound in later half leather bindings with gilted title on spine. Inserted a programme for a concert held at Vor Frue Kirke København, Mandag d. 24. September 1917. Both volumes in fine condition. Spines with very light signs of wear and use, and light marginal signs of use. With previous owner's name in ink on the fly leaf.. From the library of Professor and modern classical composer Jan Maegaard.**Band I: Kirchengesänge Psalmen und geistliche Lieder. Dr. Martin Luthers und andrer frommen Christen. Band II: Melodien des evangelischen Kirchengesangs im ersten Jahrhundert der Reformation. This set is very seldomly seen put up for sale

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        Map of the State of New York Showing the location of Boundaries of Counties & Townships Cities, Towns and Villages: the Courses of Rail Roads, Canals & Stage Roads

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

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        MAP OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SHOWING THE LOCATION OF BOUNDARIES OF COUNTIES & TOWNSHIPS CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES: THE COURSES OF RAIL ROADS, CANALS & STAGE ROADS

      New York: Published by J. Disturnell, 1848.. Folding pocket map, 19 x 23 1/2 inches, engraved on steel by Sherman & Smith, with full period color. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt. Very good. This is a finely engraved and detailed general map of the State of New York with two insets: "The St. Lawrence River, from the New York State line to Quebec" and "City of New York, with Part of Brooklyn and Williamsburgh." Canals are shown in blue, and railroads in orange. Not in Rumsey. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.513.

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        Account of the Skerryvore Lighthouse with Notes on the Illumination of Lighthouses

      Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black Ltd. 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. 1848. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover. 340mm x 260mm (13" x 10"). 439pp +plates. Engraved frontispiece and 33 engraved plates, some folding. .

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        Mount Baker

      London.. [ 1848].. Color lithograph, with additional handcoloring, 8 x 12 1/4 inches (20 x 31 cm). Browning to verso from previous framing, damage to left margin (tear and crease, upper corner chipped to 1/4 inch margin), short tear in upper margin to just outside area of view, light creasing at right of image, light soiling in lower margin, 1/2 inch abraded line in upper left of image. View of Mount Baker from the Puget Sound with an Indian boat in the foreground. This was sketched by the British military officer Henry James Warre on his journey of reconnaisance to the Pacific Northwest in 1845-1846, the time of the boundary line dispute between the United States and England. It was published in Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory (1848). This view was published on one sheet with the view of Cape Disappointment. .

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        MISSIONS DE L'OREGON ET VOYAGES AUX MONTAGNES ROCHEUSES AUX SOURCES DE LA COLOMBIE, DE L'ATHABASCA ET DU SASCATSHAWIN, EN 1845-46

      Gand [i.e., Ghent]: Vander Schelden, 1848. First Edition in French. Softcover. An Unsurpassable Copy, Unopened in the Original Wraps. 194 x 117 mm (7 5/8 x 4 5/8"). 2 p.l., ix, [iii], [9]-389, [3] pp. First Edition in French. ORIGINAL YELLOW PRINTED PAPER WRAPPERS, UNOPENED. In a modern (slightly soiled and worn) custom-made gilt-titled folding cloth box. With illustrated title page, three folding maps, and 15 plates depicting life among the Indian tribes, as called for. Wagner-Camp 141:2; Howes D-286; Graff 3827; Sabin 82265. Wrappers a little browned and a bit wrinkled at edges, a couple of tiny chips to tail of spine, isolated mild foxing, a couple of tiny marginal tears, but AN EXTRAORDINARILY FINE COPY OF AN EXTREMELY FRAGILE ITEM, obviously never having been read. Belgian-born Jesuit priest Pierre-Jean De Smet (1801-73) wrote this work, which was published in French, English, and Flemish, to raise funds for his missionary work among the Indians of the Pacific Northwest. De Smet came to America in 1821 as a novitiate in the Society of Jesus, and was soon sent to the mission at Florissant, Missouri, near St. Louis. The Jesuits founded several schools there, and it was at one of these that De Smet first met boys from American Indian tribes and began to learn about the languages and culture. He was sent further west when a deputation of Nez Perce and Flathead Indians came to St. Louis to request a visit from a "Black-robe," as they called the dark-cassocked Jesuits. De Smet travelled through the Rocky Mountains and the Northwest, establishing missions and schools. In this work, he gives an account of his journeys in the years 1845-46, when he travelled extensively in the Columbia and Willamette Valleys. De Smet was greatly trusted and admired by the Indian tribes he encountered, and was able to act as a go-between during negotiations, both between hostile tribes and with the federal government. One of his great achievements was winning Sitting Bull's acquiescence to the Treaty of Fort Laramie. According to ANB, "Among Native Americans, De Smet was a trusted friend and in some cases an adopted relative. He saw himself as an advocate for Indians and was critical of their treatment by the government, pointing out white American 'provocations and injustice.' De Smet wrote, 'If our Indians become enraged against the whites, it is because the whites have made them suffer for a long time.'".

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        FACTS AND SPECULATIONS ON THE ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF PLAYING CARDS

      London : John Russell Smith. Very Good-. 1848. First Edition. Hardcover. Full burgundy leather binding with 5 raised bands, gilt stamped type and decor on spine, embossed and gilt stamped borders on both covers. Gilt borders on inside covers and signed in gilt stamping inside front cover "The Harcourt Bindery." Cover has heavy wear to the extremities. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Burgundy paste downs and end sheets in very good condition. Presentation plate pasted to the front end sheet "The Library of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Presented by the Estate of Pfeiffer Kahn." Gilt top edge. Pages clean with only very faint age toning and in very good condition. Complete with 17 text illustrations plus 33 inserted plates, 8 of which are in full colour. .

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

      [Ort abbreviert], 13. IV. 1848. - ¾ S. auf Doppelbl. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An Hofrat Bleich: "Ew. Wohlgeboren bitte ich ergebenst, mir, wenn es Ihnen irgend möglich ist, ein Billet zur heutigen Sitzung für einen auswärtigen Freund, der nur heute hierbleibt, gefälligst senden zu wollen [.]". - Der Begründer des "Staatssozialismus" vertrat in der preußischen Nationalversammlung 1848 als Führer des linken Zentrums zusammen mit Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch eine linksliberale Richtung, setzte sich für staatliche Sozial- und Lohnregulierung ein und forderte die Errichtung staatlicher Monopole für Post, Eisenbahn u. a. "Langfristig werde allein aufgrund ökonomischer Notwendigkeit der Boden und das Kapital in Staatsbesitz übergehen. Die kapitalistische Wirtschaft ist nach Rodbertus nicht nur sozial ungerecht, sondern disfunktional für die gesamte Gesellschaft. Obgleich Rodbertus' Theorie der Marxschen Lehrmeinung in vielem ähnlich ist, wurde Rodbertus von Marx erbittert bekämpft, weil [er] den Klassenkampf ablehnte [.] Rodbertus' staatssozialistische Ideen stellten für die sozialreformerische Bewegung der 'Kathedersozialisten' eine Grundlage dar" (DBE). - Bl. 2 mit einem kleinen Ausriß durch Öffnen der Verschlußmarke. MEGA III/4, 119, 164, 378, 484.

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        Critical and Historical Essays

      - London - Printed for Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1848 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The essays and English histories ofrenowned British historian and journalistThomas Babington MacaulayInscribed 'From the author' to the verso of the front endpaper of volume I of Critical Essays. Containing Critical and Historical Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review (1848, fifth edition) in three volumes, and The History of England, From the Accession of James II (1849-61, first edition). Macaulay's approach to writing the History was innovative for his period. He consciously fused the picturesque, dramatic style of classical historians such as Thucydides and Tacitus with the learned and factual approach of his 18th century precursors such as Hume, following the plan laid out in his own earlier Essay on History (1828). The History is famous for its brilliant ringing prose and for its confident, sometimes dogmatic, emphasis on a progressive model of British history. According to this view, England threw off superstition, autocracy and confusion to create a balanced constitution and a forward-looking culture combined with freedom of belief and expression. This model of human progress has been called the Whig interpretation of history. Including his famous essay on Milton, originally published in the Edinburgh Review. With publisher's catalogues to the rear of most volumes. Complete in eight volumes. Condition: In amateur half-roan bindings. Externally, generally smart, though with some white marks. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are quite bright, with just some slight marginal age-toning and the occasional patch of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        HINTS ON COTTAGE ARCHITECTURE, BEING A SELECTION OF DESIGNS FOR LABOURER'S COTTAGES. Singly in Pairs, and in Groups, with Plans, Elevations and Estimates

      Bath: Joseph Hollway, Milsom Street, 1848. A charming and rare production with delightful lithographic plates; pp. [30], 9 lithographed plates. Collation: lithographed title page, Dedication, Subscribers, Preface , Introductory Notes, 9 Lithographic plates printed on thick paper each with a supporting leaf of letterpress printed to the verso only. Original green textured cloth binding with gilt lettering to the front boards and blind stamped decoration. Some general wear and rubbing, cloth a little discoloured, corners more worn. Contents good and tight, original pale yellow end papers - a little worn, stained and creased, title page with a little sliver fish damage to the top outer corner, not affecting image, now professionally repaired, last plate and associated letterpress also with a little silverfish damage to top outer corner, not affecting image, light spotting to some plates. A good copy. Notes: Henry Weaver (d.1886) was an architect and estate agent living near Calne, Wiltshire (as advertised on the title page). The volume is dedicated to The Marquis of Lansdowne (of Bowood House, near Calne). This 1st ed. was printed for the 102 named subscribers and, even though presumably other copies were printed, is undeniably scarce. It is not in RIBA or Colvin catalogue; we have managed to locate only one copy at auction and that in 2003. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Oblong Folio (30 x 44cm).

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        Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including Part of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers

      DC: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848. The first issue of this essential cornerstone of Western Americana, being Senate Executive doc. #7, 30th Congress, 1st Session. Here, Emory is still a Lieutenant Colonel. This version does not include the Abert and Cooke reports, or the folding maps that accompany them. It does have the large folding map of the river basins, which stands as the earliest accurate cartography of the whole region, and one of the most ambitious maps ever made. The condition is remarkable; overall a solid very good. The whole is rebound in gray-blue cloth, with a handsome black leather title piece added. Lacks the original prelims, so starts with p. 1, the title page. Plain plastic interleaves have been added to protect the litho plates, and this adds some thickness to the book. The plates, like the text, show light to moderate foxing occasionally; many are perfectly clean. There are 40 plates in all; 2 of battle plans may be missing, or possibly were never present. The map is in the best condition I have ever seen, for any map this old. It is worst a little rumpled, but unfoxed and untorn, even in the double-folds where these maps always tear. The quality and texture of the paper assures me that this is indeed the original map. 416 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        Notes of a military reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including part of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila rivers. Senate issue: 30th Congress, 1st Session. Executive, No. 7

      Washington DC: Wendell and Van Benthuysen. 1848. Hardcover. Very Good -. 1848 Brown cloth 8vo, 416pp. Featuring 43 plates and the rare large folding map (29.5 x 64.5 inches). Map is in very good condition, though fragile with light edgewear. Volume in about very good condition with cracking to the rear joint and rubbing to the edges, spine label chipped and faded. Otherwise very nice with a tight, firm binding. Rare Senate Issue.

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        Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including part of the Arkansas, del Norte, and Gila Rivers

      Washington DC: Wendell and van Benthuysen. 1848. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1848, the House, First edition, author's rank listed as Lieut. Col. 614 pp. Collated: all 64 plates present, including the 14 botanical illustrations. 2 large fold-out report maps in rear sections, "Map of the Territory of New Mexico, Made by Order of Brig. Gen. S. W. Kearny, under Instructions from Lieut. W. H. Emory" and "Sketch of Part of the March & Wagon Road of Lt. Colonel Cooke, from Santa Fe to the Pacific Ocean, 1846- 7." 3 maps that are part of the text also present. This copy is lacking the largest map, "Military Reconnaissance of the Arkansas, Rio del Norte and Rio Gila" though it is possible that this copy never included that map. Hardcover, thick 8vo., black cloth with paper label at spine. Light rubbing to edges. The first letter of "California" on the paper label has chipped off. Foxing throughout affects plates and text, esp. the botanical ones. The first of the fold-outs shows some tearing near where it's tipped- in; otherwise, the fold-out maps are free of tears. Unmarked contents. A rare, nearly complete copy. Digital images available upon request.

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        WORKS OF SIR EDWARD BULWER LITTON BART. (15 VOLUMES)

      London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd.. Very Good+. 1848-54. Hardcover. Vols. 1 & 2) My Novels, Varieties of English Life. 1854; 802pp. Publisher, Rutledge & Co. Vol. 3) The Disowned, 1852; 312pp. Vol. 4) Zanoni, 1853; 303pp. Vol.5) Eugene Aram, A Tale, 1849; 296pp. Vol. 6) Paul Clifford, 1848; 308pp. Vol. 7) Night and Morning, 1851; 367pp. Vol. 8) Pelham, Adventures of a Gentleman, 1849; 304pp. Vol. 9) Devereux, 1852; 303pp. Vol. 10) Godolphin, 1850; 224pp. Vol. 11) Rienzi, The last of the Roman Tribunes, 1848; 308pp. Vol.12) The Last Days of Pompeii, 1850; 304pp. Vol.13) Harold, The Last of the Saxon Kings, 1853; 338pp. Vol.14) Lucretia, the Children of Night, 1853; 334pp. Vol. 15) Last of the Barons, 1850; 464pp. Clean full red leather. Spine with raised bands and bright gilt titles. All edges bright gilt. Inner gilt dentelle. All volumes have an engraved frontispiece by various illustrators. All texts are tight, clean & Intact. Some volumes contain the prior owners armorial bookplate. Rare , Literature ; Engravings; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 4664 pages .

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        Mephistopheles. Redacteur: W. Marr

      Wandsbeck, Auf Kosten des Herausgebers, In Commission bei Hoffmann & Campe in Hamburg, 1848 - 1850.. Mit lithograph. Abb. Ungebunden. Vorhanden sind die Nummern 42 - 114, ohne 67, 75-79, 108 und 114. - Sehr seltene Hamburger satirische Zeitschrift des Anarchisten und Antisemiten Wilhelm Marr (1819-1904). Als Anhänger der extrem linken radikal-demokratischen Partei wurde er 1848 Deputierter in Frankfurt; dort polemisierte er gegen die Judenemanzipation. Der Begriff Antisemitismus in der heutigen Bedeutung geht auf Marr zurück. Nach dem Scheitern der bürgerlichen Revolution emigrierte er 1852 vorrübergehend nach Costa Rica (vgl. auch NDB 16, 242). - Das satirische Witzblatt Mephistopheles stand unter ständiger Bedrohung der Hamburger Zensur und wurde von dieser, nach preußischer Intervention auch verboten. - Unbeschnitten. Die ersten beiden Hefte in einzelnen Blättern. Insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar!

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        WUTHERING HEIGHTS

      1848. [two volumes, original wrappers] By the Author of "Jane Eyre" [sic]. [In Two Volumes.] New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848. Original light brown printed wrappers. First American Edition of one of the greatest novels of the Nineteenth Century. Emily Bronte's ("Ellis Bell's") WUTHERING HEIGHTS was published in England in December 1847 together with her sister Anne's ("Acton Bell's") AGNES GREY. Although it was their sister Charlotte ("Currer Bell") who was the driving force behind all three sisters' simultaneous effort to publish, it was Charlotte's novel, titled THE PROFESSOR, that was rejected -- but with praise, so that she was encouraged to submit another effort that she would call JANE EYRE (which would wind up getting published a few months earlier, and by a larger publisher, than her two sisters' books).~This first American edition was published in April 1848 simultaneously in wrappers (two volumes at 25 cents each) and in cloth (one volume at 75 cents) -- "both bindings contain the original printed sheets, and copies in either binding constitute the first American edition" [Smith]. It is interesting to note that the American edition indicates that WUTHERING HEIGHTS is "by the author of JANE EYRE" -- which of course it is not (the English edition had instead used Emily's pseudonym, Ellis Bell). Whether Harper truly thought both novels were by the same writer (or were confused by the similar pseudonyms), or whether Harper sought to stimulate the sales of WUTHERING HEIGHTS by intentionally misrepresenting the author, is an intriguing question.~As Smith points out (Note 2), the two-parts issue is unusual in that Part I ends right in the middle of a sentence, and Part II takes up with the rest of that sentence, without so much as a separate title page. (Part II does, however, have its own wrapper, so identified on front wrapper and on spine.) ~In this set, the rear wrapper of Part I is as described by Smith (the only state he observed -- headed "Recent Works of Fiction by Popular Authors" and including JANE EYRE "by the Author of Wuthering Heights"). However, the rear wrapper of Part II is different from both states observed by Smith: where he notes wrappers headed by "Choice Library of Modern Romance" or "Popular Works by Mrs. Marsh," this copy is headed "Valuable and Attractive New Works" and includes Melville's OMOO. ~Condition is very good, considering the fragility of these wrappered volumes. There are nicks and ruffles in the wrappers' edges (plus one closed 3"-tear in a rear wrapper), and there are a few droplet-marks. The spines are askew (as usual for these Harper books in wrappers), and inside, there is minor foxing (again, as usual for this 1840s paper). That said, this is the first time we have EVER had both volumes in original wrappers, in our 30+ years in business (we once had a Part II only): this is truly a rare edition. Now that the English first edition in original binding has surpassed $100,000 in value, this two-volume American edition in wrappers is a highly-desirable alternative at a fraction of the cost. Smith pp 70-74. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell case.

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        Itsukushima hengaku shukuhon (The Ex_Votos of the Itsukushima Shrine, text in Japanese)

      Hiroshima: Yoneya Heisuke, 1848. With woodblocks by Watanabe Taigaku, including 7 doublepage woodcuts, featuring views of the shine and activities at the shrine and with woodcut borders as well. 18 x 25.5 cm, stitch bound within original brown textured paper wrappers, upper wrapper with a paper label. Printed front endpaper plus 38 double-folded leaves. Remarkably well preserved, the paper fresh and clean with good impressions, the wrappers dark with just a bit of occasional rubbing, solid with very little wear

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM HENRY ALEXANDER SCAMMELL DEARBORN TO JOHN JAMES ABERT, ON UNITED STATES SURVEYING EXPEDITIONS]

      [Hawthorne Cottage, Roxbury, Ma.]. Dec. 9, 1848.. [1 1/2]pp. on folded quarto sheet, blank integral leaf present. Light fold lines. Quite clean. Very good. In a half morocco box. An engaging letter, discussing the state of the United States Exploring Expedition, and particularly William Emory's NOTES OF A MILITARY RECONNOISSANCE..., which was published shortly before this letter was written. Emory's text was a landmark in the history of California and the Far Southwest, and includes some of the first American views of the region. In his letter to Col. Abert, whose son was a member of the expedition, Dearborn lauds the courage and accomplishments of the brash young gentlemen of the army such as Emory and Abert's son, for bringing honor to themselves and to the country. The letter reads: "I am most grateful for Lt. Emory's RECONNOISSANCE in Mexico and California which you so kindly sent to me. I had before read from various Reports of his duties in the same expedition, as far as he descended the Rio Grande. I can not, insufficiently express [?] given the opinion I have formed of the meritorious labors of those officers. For scientific facts, in the geography, and natural history of those regions, the country is under the greatest obligations. They have energetically, have cheerfully, have patriotically and have gallantly did they discharge their so various and multifarious duties. Such services not only reflect the highest honor on those estimable young gentlemen, and on the group to which they belong but on the country, which can boast of much accomplished officers." Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn, like his illustrious father, spent a career in public service, most famously as the collector of the port of Boston. At the time of writing, Dearborn was the mayor of Roxbury, Massachusetts. His enthusiastic response to Emory's report represents the optimism that Emory's and other expedition reports fostered among influential members of the upper class. The underlying hope was that the lands acquired in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo would prove fruitful and offer a vast new arena for physical and economic expansion. DAB V, pp.176-77. APPLETON'S CYCLOPÆDIA I, pp.8-9.

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        OEUVRES DE LOUIS-NAPOLEON BONAPARTE - 3 TOMES

      Edition : PARIS, LIBRAIRIE NAPOLÉONIENNE, 1848 - Oeuvres de Napoléon III, publiées par M. Charles-Edouard Temblaire - Portrait en frontispice - Complet en trois volumes - Tome 1 : Vie politique, Rêveries politiques, Considérations politiques et militaires sur la Suisse, Pièces à l'appui - Tome 2 : Fragmentes historiques, Questions des sucres, Culture des colonies, Fabriques et culture de la betterave (tableaux), Extinction du paupérisme, Quelques mots sur Joseph Napoléon Bonaparte - Tome 3 : Diverses lettres, et notamment, lettre sur la traite, Les colonies, Les nobles, Lettre à sa mère, L'idéal de Schiller, Banquet de la marine - liste des ouvrages - Demi reliure cuir fauve, pièce de titres vertes - Plats papier un peu frottés, légère mouillure marginale au tome 1 - Bel exemplaire 394, 349, 326 pages, 22 cm, reliés. Très bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages dans les Deux OcÈans

      Paris,: A. Franck,, 1848.. Large octavo, with 16 plates, four maps (two folding), and numerous illustrations in the text; a few spots but a very good copy in original green quarter morocco. First edition: 'an important French illustrated book. Most of the main ports of the Orient and Polynesia, as well as Australia, were visited and reported upon by this observant traveler. This appears to be the only edition of this title...' (Hill).Delessert's book is richly illustrated with engravings of native fauna, Aborigines and Sydney views. 'During his sojourn in New South Wales the author took great interest in sport. He recounts his experiences and observations...' (Ferguson). Delessert includes a long section of his impressions of the aborigines of the Port Jackson region particularly. There are interesting small portrait busts showing the mode of wearing a white headband, and a good full-length portrait of an aboriginal man with boomerang and spears. There is besides a smaller portrait of "Queen Gooseberry" in her hut, accompanied by a man in a top hat: Cora Gooseberry was the daughter of Maroubra, a Sydney identity and great story-teller. She died in 1852 - a few years after this work was published - and was originally buried in the Sandhills cemetery (Central Railway), but her headstone was later removed to Botany.Borba de Moraes, 253; Ferguson, 4751; Hill, 465; NZNB, 1578; O'Reilly-Reitman, 1013.

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        Views Of The Interior And Exterior Of Windsor Castle

      London: Thomas M'Lean, 1848. First edition. Hardcover. No Dust Jacket. Royal Folio, 70 x 52 cm. 25 chromolithographed plates finished by hand, mounted and outlined in gold. Title printed in blue with hand-coloured vignette, dedication to Queen Victoria printed in blue. Nash was elected a full member of the Old Watercolour Society in 1842. He notes that this work is "illustrative of the state and ceremony which distinguish the Royal hospitality." ABBEY SCENERY. "An early example of three-colour printing. The figures and smaller details are hand-finished, probably by the artist, this being one of the few `Royal Copies." TOOLEY 339. Some light spotting not affecting plates, brief offsetting, corner rubbing. Contemporary three quarter brown morocco and brown aubergine cloth rebacked. Very good.

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        Die schwarze Tante. Märchen und Geschichten für Kinder. Mit Holzschnitten nach Ludwig Richter.

      Wigand, Leipzig 1848 - 1 Bl., 154 S., 1 Bl. (Verlagsanzeige). Spät. schlichter HLn. 12°. Mit chromolithogr. Vortitel von Krätzschmer, 44 Textholzschnitten und 3 figürlichen Initialen von Ludwig Richter. Einband berieben und etwas leseschief, Papier teils etwas gebräunt bzw. geringf. braunfleckig, 10 Holzstiche teils (meist dezent) ausgemalt, der farb. Vortitel nicht bei Rümann und Wegehaupt erwähnt 650 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Heidelberg, 2. II. 1848. - 1 S. auf Doppelbl. Gr.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An den Verlagsbuchhändler Franz Schlodtmann in Bremen: "In Erwiderung Ihres Schreibens [.] bitte ich Sie mir meine Erklärung doch gefälligst umgehend zurückzusenden, falls Sie dieselbe nicht abdrucken lassen wollen. Ich kann mich bei der Erklärung in der Deutschen u. allg. Zeitung unmöglich beruhigen, u. will jedenfalls auf die eine oder andere Weise von der größeren Erklärung, die Sie mir nicht vorenthalten werden, Gebrauch machen. Daher erlaube ich mir auch noch einmal bei Ihnen anzufragen: 1) Haben Sie Lust eine Broschüre unter folgendem Titel zu verlegen: Drei (oder vier) Aufsätze als Nachtrag zu Vlämisch-Belgien nebst einer Erklärung [.]". - Eine zweite Anfrage betrifft das Vorhaben der Übertragung einer "Geschichte der niederländischen Litteratur" ins Deutsche. - Gustav von Höfken war 1841 in der Kölner Redaktion der "Rheinischen Zeitung" - deren redaktionelle Leitung etwas später Karl Marx übernehmen sollte - tätig gewesen, 1847 arbeitete er zeitweise in Augsburg bei der Cottaschen "Allgemeinen Zeitung", wo er zusammen mit Friedrich List für die Einheit Deutschlands plädierte, und wurde im selben Jahr Leiter der in Heidelberg erscheinenden "Deutschen Zeitung", in der er sich zusammen mit Georg Gottfried Gervinus und Friedrich Daniel Bassermann für ein einheitliches Deutschland auf konstitutioneller Grundlage einsetzte. Im Jahr darauf sich in Heidelberg für Sozialökonomie habilitierend, wurde Höfken in die Deutsche Nationalversammlung gewählt, "folgte der Aufforderung Karl von Brucks, in den österreichischen Staatsdienst zu treten, und wurde Ministerialsekretär, 1850 Sektionsrat im österreichischen Handels-, später im Finanzministerium. Er war maßgeblich an der Lösung der österreichischen Finanzprobleme beteiligt, wurde 1855 Verwaltungsratsmitglied der 'Credit-Anstalt' und der galizischen Carl-Ludwig-Bahn und war Redakteur der Zeitschrift 'Austria'" (DBE). - Mit stärkeren Faltspuren und Randläsuren. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Republik der Thiere. Phantastisches Drama

      Wien, Seidel 1848.. Mit 7 Zinkdrucken von Wernigk nach Ranftl auf aufgewalztem Japan und zahlreichen Vignetten. 95 (recte 93) S. HLwd. d. Zt. unter Verwendung der illustr. Orig.-Broschur mit den beiden fein ausgeführten Zeichnungen von Ranftl. Rümann 1737 (mit dem Verlag: Braumüller & Seidel); Rabenlechner I, 98 - Seltene erste Ausgabe dieser Gesellschaftssatire. Die Ereignisse der 1848er Revolution werden in die Zeit der französischen Revolution zurückversetzt. Mit den scharf gezeichneten und prägnanten Illustrationen Ranftls, des sog. "Hunde-Raffaels".- Stockfleckig.

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        The Miracles of Our Lord

      London: Longman & Co., 1848. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. ii,(1),31pp. Thirty-two pages are chromolithographed by Humphreys, in addition there is a leaf of the illuminator' s remarks and one comprising an index of the miracles. Bound in the original black papier-mache covers designed to look like carved ebony. The binding was based on one carved in ivory in the 12th Century and has medallions of the principal miracles intertwined with ornate decorations and the title. The front and rear covers are identical. The book is exuberantly illustrated using chromolithography on 32 pages alternating between hot bright colors and cool pages subtly tinted with various shades, the whole combining to make both a magnificent tribute to Medieval illustration and to the then new and novel technique of chromolithography. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Nicely rebacked in plain black morocco; the front endpaper replaced; a few small cracks in the binding, two corners repaired, but a very good copy. The Art of Publishers' Bookbindings, 160-162. Housed in a custom protective box.

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        Falls of the Kamanis Taquoih River

      London.. [ 1848].. Color lithograph, with additional handcoloring, 10 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches (26.5 x 39cm). Toning to verso and very edge of sheet from previous framing, couple of tiny foxing spots in upper image area, light soiling to margins, overall very good condition. A magnificent image of the Kakabeka Falls along the Kaministiquia River near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. This was sketched by the British military officer Henry James Warre on his journey of reconnaisance to the Pacific Northwest in 1845-1846, the time of the boundary line dispute between the United States and England. It was published in Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory (1848). .

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        NOTES OF A MILITARY RECONNAISSANCE FROM FORT LEAVENWORTH, IN MISSOURI, TO SAN DIEGO, IN CALIFORNIA, INCLUDING PARTS OF THE ARKANSAS, DEL NORTE, AND GILA RIVERS

      Washington. 1848.. 614pp. plus two folding maps and sixty-seven plates (three of which are single-page maps). Original cloth, recased, original backstrip laid down with most of printed spine label retained. Some wear and staining to cloth. Occasional light tanning and foxing. Intermittent stains. Overall a good copy. The House issue of the Emory report, including the reports of J.W. Abert, Joseph Johnston, and Philip St. George Cooke. Together the three summarize the activity of the U.S. Army to the west of Santa Fe after the capture of New Mexico by the Army of the West. This copy of the Emory report lacks his large map, which was not included in all copies of this issue. The first of the smaller maps is Philip St. George Cooke's "Sketch of Part of the march & wagon road of Lt. Colonel Cooke, from Santa Fe to the Pacific Ocean, 1846-7," which shows the route of the Mormon Battalion from Santa Fe to the Gila River. The other, "Map of the Territory of New Mexico," was compiled by lieutenants Abert and Peck after the conquest of New Mexico. Both are important contributions to western cartography. Abert's report includes material on the Indians of New Mexico and their languages, as well as all of his views of New Mexico, the best group of early New Mexico views published. Wagner-Camp is in error in its collation of this edition, mistakenly calling for only forty plates, plus those of the Abert report. There are, in fact, more natural history plates. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 505, 532. WAGNER-CAMP 148:7. ZAMORANO 80, 33. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 1207. COWAN, p.195. GRAFF 1249. HILL 561 (ref). RITTENHOUSE 188. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 1669. HOWES E145.

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        Notes of a military reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila rivers

      Washington: Wendell & Van Benthuysen, 1848. 8vo (23.2 cm, 9.1"). 416 pp.; 43 plts. (lacking 1 fold. map). Emory, Brevet Major of the Corps of Topographical Engineers and an outstanding surveyor and mapmaker, here provides a groundbreaking description of the terrain, flora and fauna, and peoples of the historic Southwest. J. Gregg Layne (Zamorano 80) says, "A library of Western Americana is incomplete without [Emory's report]." The volume is illustrated with => 43 lithographed plates done by Weber & Co., including a portrait of "A New Mexican Indian Woman," a fish of the Gila River, a map of "the actions fought at San Pasqual in upper California between the Americans and Mexicans Dec. 6th & 7th 1846," and a view of cliffside hieroglyphics, as well as a series of 14 botanical images. Government document: 30th Congress, 1st Session. Senate. Executive document no. 7; Howes describes this as the second issue of an edition which appeared in the same year as the first. The present example does not include the oversized, folding map found in some copies; the plates here are, however, in the preferred state, attributed to Weber. Cowan & Cowan 195; Graff 1249 (other 1848 issues only); Haferkorn 38; Howes E145; Sabin 22536 (for House ed. only); Wagner-Camp, Plains & Rockies, 148:2; Zamorano 80, 33. Recent black cloth, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label. Oversized, folding map lacking. Plates and pages with some light to moderate foxing; one leaf with tear from upper margin, extending into text without loss. Clean, strong.

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        HINTS ON COTTAGE ARCHITECTURE, BEING A SELECTION OF DESIGNS FOR LABOURER'S COTTAGES. Singly in Pairs, and in Groups, with Plans, Elevations and Estimates.

      Joseph Hollway, Milsom Street, Bath 1848 - A charming and rare production with delightful lithographic plates; pp. [30], 9 lithographed plates. Collation: lithographed title page, Dedication, Subscribers, Preface , Introductory Notes, 9 Lithographic plates printed on thick paper each with a supporting leaf of letterpress printed to the verso only. Original green textured cloth binding with gilt lettering to the front boards and blind stamped decoration. Some general wear and rubbing, cloth a little discoloured, corners more worn. Contents good and tight, original pale yellow end papers - a little worn, stained and creased, title page with a little sliver fish damage to the top outer corner, not affecting image, now professionally repaired, last plate and associated letterpress also with a little silverfish damage to top outer corner, not affecting image, light spotting to some plates. A good copy. Notes: Henry Weaver (d.1886) was an architect and estate agent living near Calne, Wiltshire (as advertised on the title page). The volume is dedicated to The Marquis of Lansdowne (of Bowood House, near Calne). This 1st ed. was printed for the 102 named subscribers and, even though presumably other copies were printed, is undeniably scarce. It is not in RIBA or Colvin catalogue; we have managed to locate only one copy at auction and that in 2003. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MITCHELL'S NATIONAL MAP OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC OR UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA. TOGETHER WITH MAPS OF THE VICINITIES OF THIRTY-TWO OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES AND TOWNS IN THE UNION

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1848.. Wall map, 39 x 49 inches, full period color. Surrounded by thirty-two small maps of individual American cities. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers. Some creasing, toning, and staining, but overall in very good condition. The fifth edition of an important wall map of the United States, following editions of 1843, 1844, 1845, and 1846. Along with thirty-two small maps of individual American cities, there are two important additional inset maps, which appeared first in the 1846 version: "Map of Oregon Territory" (shown encompassing Oregon and Washington) and "Map of the State of Texas." The change in the Oregon Territory inset is significant, in that the inset on the 1846 edition showed Oregon going north into Canada, while the present inset shows Oregon Territory constrained by the boundaries of the Treaty of 1846. Texas includes virtually all of present-day New Mexico. Another two additional inset maps ("Map of the North- Eastern boundary of the United States According to the Treaty of 1842" showing the Maine-Canada boundary, and "Map of the Southern part of Florida") are carried over from earlier versions of the map. There are also two population tables. As with all of Mitchell's early maps of the United States, the main map extends no further west than the 95th meridian (eastern Texas). Due to the tremendous territorial growth west of the 95th meridian brought about by the Mexican War (1846-48), the map was discontinued after 1850. The map, engraved by J.H. Brightly, also appeared at least once (1843) in a pocket map format, with the thirty-two town plans on a separate sheet. Not in Phillips' MAPS, which lists the 1843 edition. The present map is significantly different in size than the 1848 Mitchell wall map described in Rumsey 2300. An important map showing territorial gains made in the Mexican War.

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        Contemporay Hand-colored lithograph: "Thebes" from "Egypt & Nubia"

      London, 1848. . Framed and glazed. Very handsome cream painted wooden frame

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