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        Sydney in 1848

      Sydney,: D. Wall, 76 York Street, n.d. but, 1848.. Quarto, with 40 plates, with the single sheet "Opinions of the Press" present; a fine copy in later polished half calf, gilt, morocco label to spine. First edition, first issue of Australia's first work devoted to architecture, showing the Georgian heritage of Sydney at a time when it was a city of just 50,000 inhabitants: 'invaluable for the early topography of Sydney' (Ferguson).Joseph Fowles arrived in Sydney in 1838 and this is without doubt his most important work, providing remarkably detailed information on the buildings of mid-nineteenth-century Sydney. As Morton Herman puts it, 'the Sydney he records was a lovely colonial town of clean, chaste Georgian architecture. Whole streets were pleasant compositions of harmonious buildings, few of them over three stories high, all clearly designed, well mannered and an orderly delight to the eye...' (Foreword to the facsimile edition of 1963).Published by subscription, this work consists of forty "Copperplate Engravings of the Principal Streets, Public Buildings, Churches, Chapels, Etc.". Fowles stated that its express purpose was 'to remove the erroneous and discreditable notions connected with the Colony'. It is one of the rarer Australian illustrated books whilst its importance to architectural history is without rival. No further such detailed study appeared for at least fifty years. The handful of small illustrations of printers establishments used in this list all derive from this work.This work was re issued in 1878 with the text reset, and has been reprinted many times over. This first edition is greatly enhanced by its forty fine copper-engravings produced in Sydney. It was first issued in parts (an almost impossible rarity today; we offered such a set in a recent catalogue): this is its first appearance in bookform, here in the first issue (with a sheet of reviews and advertisements, omitted from later issues, following the title-page). These illustrations were engraved by W. Harris from original drawing done by Fowles and were well received by the press as "superior to any previous attempts at representing Sydney as it really is... " (Bell's Life in Sydney).Throughout his life Fowles taught as well as practised art. He was in charge of the training and examination of art teachers for the National Board of Education from 1854 until 1867 when the board was succeeded by the Council of Education. It was largely through his efforts that drawing was being taught in every government school in New South Wales by the surprisingly early date of 1869. He was also drawing master at a number of private schools, including The King's School, Sydney Grammar, Sydney High and Camden College, as well as at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (lessons £1 a quarter).The printer David Wall was the proprietor of the Citizen, a 'working-man's paper, advocating anti-transportation, formation of Unions and other radical measures' (Ferguson). All of his other publications listed by Morrison are extremely modest productions, which makes the grand scale of this work all the more surprising. Wall had two different locations on York Street between 1844 and 1850. Wall seems to have injured his hand badly some time in 1848 or 1849, because a report in Bell's Life in May 1849 tells the story of how he received poor treatment and ultimately had his hand amputated; taken to court for the non-payment of his medical bills, he finally paid up the sum of 2 guineas, making his feelings known by paying out in farthings (2016 coins, to be exact). Wall died, aged 37, 'after a lingering illness of three months', in March 1850. His widow took over the business, noting in the press that it was well-known that she had taken 'a very active part in the business...'.

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        Nord-Amerikas indianer och de, under ett åttaårigt vistande bland de vildaste af deras stammar, upplefvade äfventyr och öden.

      Öfversättning från femte engelska upplagan. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1848. 4:o. XI,(1),320 s. & 23 handkolorerade litograferade plr. Brunrött marmorerat pappbd med gul titeletikett och grönstänkta snitt (Johanna Röjgård). Enstaka småfläckar. En reva i nedre marginalen på s. 3 och några fläckar på s. 68-71. Mindre pappersförlust i nedre yttre hörnet på s. 155 och en liten reva och ett mindre hål i inre marginalen på s. 185.. Översatt av A. Lindeberg. Publicerades ursprungligen i 20 häften varav det första utkom 1846. Tämligen bra exemplar av den ovanliga svenska upplagan av Catlins viktiga arbeten om Nordamerikas indianer. P. G. Berg har slagit samman och bearbetat de två arbetena, "Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and condition of the North American Indians" (1841) och "North American Indian portfolio" (1844), och åstadkommit en egen hybrid

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        AN HISTORICAL AND STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF THE BERMUDAS, FROM THEIR DISCOVERY TO THE PRESENT TIME

      London: Thomas Cautley Newby, 1848.. xii,346pp. Folding colored frontispiece map. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt label. Small tear in upper foredge of a few pages. Small closed tear repaired on verso of map. Map and titlepage slightly foxed, else quite clean and neat. A very good copy. Williams, a resident of Hamilton, Bermuda, drew largely on the heretofore unexamined material in the Public Records Office of the Colony. His work constitutes the first thorough history of Bermuda, from discovery and initial settlement through the mid-19th century. There is a heavy emphasis on the political history of the island, and also information on geology, climate, agriculture, commerce, churches, etc. A lengthy appendix reprints many documents important in the history of the island. A scarce book; we can find only one copy appearing at auction in the last thirty years.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Wonders of Geology; Or a Familiar Exposition of Geological Phenomena

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1848. . Sixth edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. xvi, 481, (1); (vi), 483-938 pp. one plate with some foxing, marbled endpapers and edges. Contemporary tan full calf, spines with raised bands, twin red and green gilt lettered labels, gilt to other compartments, all edges and endpapers marbled, circular bookplates and ownership inscriptions dated 1855 of Lord Eldon to the verso of the first free endpaper of each volume. Frontispiece by John Martin and 6 full page plates of which 3 are coloured including a geological map of England and Wales, plus 200 woodcuts in the text. Repairs to the upper joint, head and tail of volume I, else a very good set. One of Mantell’s most popular works. “...none did more to enhance his name among the educated public than successive editions of ‘The Wonders of Geology’, a much read, widely influential invitation to the science and its latest discoveries...”& The frontispiece, “The Country of the Iguanadon” by John Martin, is one of the earliest (the first edition appeared a decade earlier) to show a dinosaur supposedly in its natural habitat. “The genre itself... was new, and only a few paleontological localities were sufficiently well investigated to be reconstructed in such detail... [it] therefore became the first well-known attempt to re-create the actual appearance of dinosaurs... It effectively awakened Victorian imaginations to a saurian past that has continued to fascinate us ever since” Dean, 160.

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        The Cape And Its Colonists: With Hints To Settlers

      London: Henry Colburn, 1848., 1848. 8vo. pp. vii, 219. with half-title. engraved frontis. of Grahamstown. later half red morocco for Chas.J.Sawyer, t.e.g. First Edition. "During his residence in Cape Town, and in the course of his journeys, the author saw a good deal of the Cape Colony.Nicholson deprecates the efforts of the Colonial missionaries.with regard to the Boers it is maintained that the 'hasty, fanatical, and oppressive manner in which the emancipation of the slaves was conducted in the Cape Colony', had converted those previously loyal subjects to bitter enemies.". (Mendelssohn) Mendelssohn III 543.. F.

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        Il cuciniere italiano moderno ovvero l'amico dei ghiotti economi e dei convalescenti. Opera necessarissima pei capi di famiglia, che desiderano fare una cucina economica, famigliare e sana.e per chi vuole imparare l'arte del pasticciere, confetturiere, liquorista e diacciatore.

      Vignozzi., Livorno. 1848 - In 16°, p. tela no coeva, pp. 276.

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        Jones's Guide to Norway, and Salmon-Fisher's Pocket Companion

      London:: Longman, Brown, Green and Longman; and J. Jones,, 1848.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good+. xxiv, 239pp; with guarded tinted frontis of Fiskum Foss and the additional pictorial title page, as well as the eight celebrated hand-coloured illustrations of salmon flies by J. and H. Adlard. Has a high reputation as being the first and the best British book about angling in Norway. Some browning to the corners and edges of the frontis and both title-pages. A few small and faint spots of foxing to one plate (The Major) where the tissue guard was creased. Minimal toning to some edges. Otherwise all very clean and fresh, with original yellow coated endpapers, firm in the original green cloth, boards stamped in blind with crenellated border pattern, slightly mottled, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, bright. Spine ends puckered, corners good. A very nice copy.

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        The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith. A biography: in four books

      London: Bradbury & Evans: and Chapman & Hall,, 1848. Extra-Illustrated. 3 volumes, octavo (203 × 129 mm). Full blue-green crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for Brentano's of New York, spines gilt in compartments between five raised bands, gilt titles in two compartments and dated at foot, bevelled covers with wide gilt borders, board edges ruled in gilt; beige morocco doublures and moiré silk endpapers, the front doublures each with an oval hand-painted miniature portrait (vol. 1, Goldsmith; vol. 2, Samuel Johnson; vol. 3, David Garrick) under curved glass set in the centre, the doublures decorated all over in gilt with floral tools with orange and yellow onlays, the portrait oval surrounded by a gilt wreath and with the subject's name lettered in gilt on a blue banner below; turn-ins elaborately gilt; gilt edges. Copiously extra-illustrated throughout with engravings, portraits, maps, taken from a variety of sources. A fine set. First edition, a handsome three-decker set in lavish Cosway-style bindings, housed in their original leather-entry slipcase, with portraits of Goldsmith, Johnson and Garrick. After his magisterial Life of Dickens, this is probably the best remembered of Forster's many literary biographies.

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        Annals of the Artists of Spain ... [With:] Talbotype Illustrations to the Annals of the Artists of Spain

      London: John Ollivier, 1848 [vols I-III] - 1847 [vol. IV, but 1848]. 4 volumes, large 8vo. (10 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches). [Vols. I-III:] Text ruled in red throughout. Letterpress title pages printed in red and black (with a duplicate title in vol. 3), color lithographed additional title pages (with an additional unnumbered title in vol. 3), 14 plates (including 12 mounted India paper proofs), numerous text illustrations. [Vol. IV:] Interleaved with blanks throughout, mounted Talbotype title, mounted Talbotype dedication, 66 mounted Talbotype photographs (on 62 leaves, one double-page), all by Nicolaas Henneman. Contemporary full red morocco by F. Bedford, covers elaborately gilt with the arms of Spain on the upper covers and Stirling's monogram on the lower covers, spines with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and third, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, g.e. An incunable of 19th century photography: one of 25 large-paper presentation copies of Stirling's groundbreaking study of Spanish art illustrated with photographs by Henry Fox Talbot's assistant. One of the earliest and rarest of all photographically illustrated books and the first photographically illustrated book on art. "The existence of this fourth volume of Talbotypes has enabled the Annals of the Artists of Spain to be hailed as the first art history book to be illustrated with photographs ... this volume marked the beginning of a revolution in the methodology of art history, in which photographs and photographically illustrated books would become essential tools" (Macartney). In the mid-19th century, Spanish art was not well studied or appreciated outside of Spain. On a Grand Tour journey to Spain and the Middle East in the early 1840s, however, Stirling was greatly influenced by the art of the region and began collecting in earnest. Upon return to England, and seeing a very slender body of English work on the subject, he conceived the present work. After a draft of the work was rejected by publisher William Murray in 1845, Stirling decided to privately-print this groundbreaking history which introduced the artists El Greco, Velazquez, Murillo, Ribera and Goya to much of the English speaking world. Of the text, Stirling would print 750 regular copies (of which 25 were specially bound), and 25 large-paper copies (like the present), described in the limitation: "with red marginal lines, proof impressions of the plates on India paper, and two extra plates." To these large-paper, presentation copies, a fourth volume was added, containing 66 illustrations reproducing examples of Spanish art using "the beautiful photographic process invented by Mr. Fox Talbot" (vol. IV Preface). The photographs in the fourth volume are by Nicolaas Henneman, William Fox Talbot's assistant, who is described by Stirling as "the intelligent agent of the inventor" (vol. IV Preface). It is unclear what prompted Stirling to illustrate the presentation copies using the new art of photography. On his initial tour in Spain, like many of the tourists from that period, he brought with him a camera lucinda. His interest in photography was no doubt further advanced by the publication of Talbot's Pencil of Nature (1844-46) and Sun Pictures of Scotland (1845), both of which had avid following among the Scottish elite. Macartney further suggests that Stirling would have realized the duality between the exact reproductive nature of photography and the defining realism portrayed in Spanish art relative to Italian art. Nevertheless, using photography to illustrate these Spanish masterpieces was not without considerable difficulty. Indeed, the art selected to be photographed was greatly limited by size and the necessity of bringing the art outside into the sunlight to be photographed. Early on, Stirling also realized the delicate nature of Talbotypes, writing to a bookdealer in 1856 - just eight years after publication - that a client not rebind the photographs into the text of the Annals (i.e. instead of their being in a separate volume, as intended), writing, "He is lucky if his set is not fading, or faded; wh. I fear all have, is further increased, according to some people's opinion, if the plates are faced by paper of some particular quality..." (quoted in Macartney). Many of the extant copies of the photographs show considerable retouching; the present set without these crude repairs. The experimental nature of this incunable of photography is further evidenced by the strict limitation of copies printed. The large-paper issue was limited to only 25 sets. However, from Henneman's records which have survived, 50 sets of the photographs were printed. Macartney suggests that these 25 additional sets were printed and mounted on smaller sheets to accompany the 25 "specially bound" sets of the regular issue text; another possibility is that they could have been printed to supply replacement photographs to the presentation copies. Either way, it stands to reason, that the best prints were selected for the deluxe, large-paper presentation issue. "Because of its method of illustration [Stirling's Annals] is to be regarded as the cornerstone of all modern artistic connoisseurship, for it contained the first exactly repeatable pictorial statements about works of art which could be accepted as visual evidence about things other than mere iconography. It was no longer necessary to put faith in the accuracy of the observation and skill of the draughtsmen and the engravers. These reports were not only impersonal but they reached down into the personality of the artists who made the objects that were reproduced" (Ivins). The four-volume, deluxe, large-paper, presentation issue with the photographs is exceedingly rare. Of the 25 copies which were printed, Macartney estimates that only 16 are extant (including examples in the British Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hispanic Society of America, Museo del Prado, and the National Library of Scotland). The present copy, in a glorious binding by Bedford, is inscribed by Stirling to noted solicitor and Writer to the Signet John Dundas, who was a relative of the Stirling family, and a close associate and neighbor of the author's father. Truthful Lens 157; Gernsheim 9; Macartney, H. "William Stirling and the Talbotype Volume of the Annals of the Artists of Spain" History of Photography, 30 (4). pp. 291-308; Ivins, Prints and Visual Communication, p. 124; Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Photography, vol. 1, pp. 648- 650.

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        WUTHERING HEIGHTS

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848. First American Edition. Wraps. Spine and rear cover of the first part in expert facsimile. The second part with expert repairs to the spine and rear cover. Some soiling and foxing to covers and contents. Generally Very Good and exceptionally scarce in the wrappers. Two octavo (5-1/4" x 7-11/16") volumes in the original printed wrappers. First published in England in December 1847, this American edition was published in April 1848 simultaneously in wrappers (two volumes at 25 cents each) and in cloth (one volume at 75 cents), with copies in cloth much more common than those in wrappers. It was this American edition which led to the "unmasking" of the Brontes. The author is wrongly identified on the covers and the title page as being that of "JANE EYRE," which was also first published in 1847 but was of course by Emily's sister, Charlotte. Harper & Brothers, acting on the assumption of Thomas Newby, the Bronte's British publisher, that the sisters (writing under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell) were, in fact, one person, saw nothing untoward in attributing WUTHERING HEIGHTS to the "author of JANE EYRE." It was to clear up this misunderstanding that the Brontes made their dramatic 1848 visit to their British publishers to reveal their true identity. The various film adaptations of the novel include the classic 1939 version directed by William Wyler and starring Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff and Merle Oberon as Cathy. It was voted best film of the year by the New York Film Critics in preference to the Oscar-garlanded GONE WITH THE WIND. The English Edition of the previous year will set you back an easy 6 figures.

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        THE PRACTICAL MECHANIC'S JOURNAL

      London & Glasgow; April, 1848-March, 1863: Practical Mechanic's Journal and Patent Office Illustrated with Steel, Wood and Letterpress Engravings. Fourteen volumes, April, 1848-March, 1863. Each volume contains many plates and textural engravings of various new inventions or newly designed inventions for patent. A few examples include a gas cooking range, German air gun, revolvers, life preserving travelling bag, the spur, the first photo engraving machine and a 16 color printing machine, washing machine, and many, many more. Examples on the propulsion of steamers, various types of aquatic animals; frogs, fish and birds are used to demonstrate how feet, fins or tales are used to propel them through water. A wonderful resource for the history of inventions and their improvements over time and their comparison to those of other countries, including the U.S. Vol. 1- April, 1848-March, 1849. Practical Mechanic's Journal and Patent Office; Glasgow. Quarto. 288pp., complete with 26 for single or double paged plates of which 11 are folding. Inner front hinge starting, rear cracked through endpaper. Bound in brown cloth, spine lettering gilt. Vol. II- April, 1849-March, 1850. Practical Mechanic's Journal and Patent Office; Glasgow. Quarto. 288pp., (v) index (1)pp. list of plates at rear. Complete with 18 single or double paged plates of which 10 are folding. Vol. III-April, 1850-March, 1851. London, For George Herbert. Quarto. 288pp., (v) index, (1)pp. list of plates at rear. Complete with 23 single or double paged plates of which 11 are folding, two plates bound in out of order. Vol. IV- April, 1851-March, 1852. London, For George Herbert, Quarto. 288pp., (vii) index, (1)pp. list of plates. Complete with 25 single or double plates of which 11 are folding including one extra large folding advertising plate at rear of Specimens of Articles Manufactured From Fireclay before the index (not listed). Front inner hinge just starting, rear hinge cracked through endpaper. Bound in brown cloth, spine lettering gilt. Vol. V-April, 1852-March, 1853. London, For George Herbert. Quarto. viii, 296pp., Complete with 27 single or double paged plates of which 2 are folding. Both hinges cracked through endpaper. Bound in dark green cloth, spine lettering gilt. Spine has faded to lighter shade of green, a few light spots of foxing to first few leaves. Vol. VI. April, 1853-March, 1854. London, For George Herbert. viii., 296pp., Complete with 26 single or double paged plates of which two are folding. Bound in dark green cloth, leather spine label gilt, spine uniformly faded to a lighter green. Vol. VII.April, 1854-March, 1855. London, For George Herbert. Quarto. V11, (1)pp. list of plates, 288pp. Complete with 23 single or double paged plates of which one is folding. Bound in dark brown embossed cloth, black morocco spine label gilt with chipping, some loss of cloth along gutters of spine with a couple of spots with loss of cloth to spine, internally clean. Vol. I, Second Series. April, 1856-March, 1857. London, For Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. Quarto. vvi, (1)pp. list of plates, 332pp., Complete with 17 single or double paged plates of which two are folding, light scattered foxing to first and last few leaves, bound in brown cloth, spine uniformly faded to lighter brown, black leather label gilt. Vol. II. Second Series. April, 1857-March, 1858. London, For Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. vii, (1)pp. list of plates, 332pp., Complete with 17 single or double paged plates of which two are folding, bound in brown cloth, spine faded to light brown, leather spine label gilt with some chipping. Vol. III. Second Series. April, 1858-March, 1859. London, For Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. Quarto. vi, (1)pp. list of plates, 332pp. Complete with 14 single or double paged plates. The first plate (plate #222) has a small hole and a small closed tear evidently from something previously mounted and removed from its backside. Bound in purple cloth, spine evenly faded, lacking spine label. Vol IV. Second Series. Ap. Quarto.

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        Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the Adjoining Countries : from the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Henry IV / by Sir John Froissart ; Translated from the French Editions With Variations and Additions from Many Celebrated Mss. by Thomas Johnes to Which Are Prefixed a Life of the Author - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : William Smith, 1848. 1st Edition in this form. Subject: Hundred Years' War, 1339-1453. Burgundy - Flanders - France - History - House of Valois, 1328-1589. Great Britain - History - 14th century. Other names; Bradbury & Evans. Notes: Title within ill. Col. Border. Language: English ; French. Finely bound both in the original red Morocco; professionally and very synpathetically re-spined. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and uniform tooling to the compartments . An uncommonly good example of a now frustratingly scarce set.

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        Gazzetta di Bologna.

      Subject: (Bologna - Risorgimento - Giornali). Bologna, 1848, folio cartonato ed etichetta coeva, dal n 74, gioved? 4 maggio al n 119, gioved? 29 giugno (manca il n 111, ma vi sono in pi? tre numeri straordinari e due supplementi, tutti di uno solo foglio). Inoltre un bando del Governo Provvisorio della Repubblica Veneta, del 14 maggio, riportante i sentimenti di Pio IX a favore "della santa causa dell'Indipendenza italiana", un messaggio del Gen. Durando e l'attacco a Peschiera di Re Carlo Alberto. In totale 45 num. di 4 pp. cad. + 5 (di 2) ed un bando. Periodo di eccezionale interesse storico - politico per la nostra citt? e per tutta la regione (nell'ambito del Risorgimento nazionale). (Hard Cover)

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        The Baronial and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Scotland

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, [1848-1852]., 1852. 4 Volumes. 4to. irregular pagination. with list of subscribers. 4 engraved titles & 240 steel-engraved plates, by J. Sadler, J.H. le Keux, J.Godfrey, & others after drawings by Billings. numerous wood-engraved text illus. A nice set in contemporary half morocco, top edges gilt (bit rubbed). First Edition of this fine series of interior and exterior views of the architectural landmarks of Scotland, all after drawings by British architect, Robert William Billings, together with descriptive letterpress. This is Billings' greatest achievement and the one with which his name is chiefly associated. As an architect Billings is best known for his restorations of Edinburgh Castle, the Douglas Room in Stirling Castle, Gosford House, Haddingtonshire, for the Earl of Wemyss, Hanbury Hall, Worcester, Crosby-upon-Eden Church, Cumberland, and Kemble House, Wiltshire. Holloway 25.. F. Hardcover.

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        The Storming of Chapultepec. Sept. 13th. 1847

      New York: Sarony & Major, N. Currier, sole agent, 1848. Lithograph, printed in colours and finished by hand, by Sarony & Major "from a painting by Walker in the posession of Captn. Roberts". Sheet size: 27 7/8 x 39 3/4 inches. Very rare first issue of among the largest and most well known images of the Mexican War. "This print shows American forces attacking the fortress palace of Chapultepec on Sept. 13th, 1847. General Winfield Scott, depicted in the lower left on a white horse, led the southern division of the U.S. Army that successfully captured Mexico City during the Mexican American War. The outcome of American victory was the loss of Mexico's northern territories, from California to New Mexico. These terms were set by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. It should be noted that the two countries ratified different versions of the same peace treaty, with the United States ultimately eliminating provisions for honoring the land titles of its newly absorbed Mexican citizens. Despite notable opposition to the war from Americans like Abraham Lincoln, John Quincy Adams, and Henry David Thoreau, the Mexican-American War proved hugely popular. The United States' victory boosted American patriotism and the country's belief in Manifest Destiny" ( Peters, America on Stone). "Walker may have personally overseen the production in 1848 of the most important of the prints when he traveled to New York. This is the large chromolithograph by Sarony & Major (cat. no. 148). Printed in colors from several stones with hand coloring added, it adheres faithfully to the original painting that Walker did for Captain Benjamin Stone Roberts in Mexico City. Technically, it is a masterpiece of the chromolithographic process, which was just gaining practioners among American lithographers at the time" (Sandweiss, et. al.). Sandweiss, Stewart and Huseman, Eyewitness to War 148.

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        The British Angler's Manual, Or, The Art Of Angling In England, Scotland, Wales, And Ireland. With Some Account Of The Principal Rviers, Lakes, And Trout Streams, In The United Kingdom; With Instructions In Fly-fishing,

      London, H. G. Bohn, 1848. First Edition. Bound by Leighton in half blue leather and blue marbled boards with the covers and spine stamped in gilt. Five raised bands to the spine. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Spine is sunned. Foxing to the frontispiece and the title page. Moderate wear to the extremities. Book condition: Near fine condition

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        Grundriß der Metaphysik. Für Vorlesungen.

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

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        Vanity Fair. A Novel Without a Hero

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1848. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author. Octavo. Finely bound by Bayntun Riviere in red polished calf, burgundy and brown moroco labels, elaborate decoration to spine in compartments separated by raised bands, twin rule to boards with cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a red cloth slipcase. Frontispiece and 38 plates, illustrations throughout the text. Small tear to frontispiece with some paper repair, spine rubbed and rather crudely repaired, minor rubbing to joints, still an attractive binding. First edition, first issue, with all the points traditionally associated with the first edition: the drop-head title in rustic lettering to page 1; the "Marquis of Steyne" woodcut on page 336 (later suppressed); and "Mr Pitt" for "Sir Pitt" on page 453.

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        Travels in Siberia: Including Excursions Northwards, Down the Obi, to the Polar Circle, and Southwards, to the Chinese Frontier

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1848, 1st U.K. edition. () xi,495; ix,536 pp.. Near fine. Octavo. Bound in full contemporary polished calf. Heavily gilt decorated spines. Marbled endpapers with edges to match. Early interesting bookplate and nearly contemporary gift inscription. Mild foxing only to the blank endpapers. Large folding map in volume one. A very attractive clean set. Arctic Bibl. 4662, Sabin 22771. This is the first edition in English of Erman's extensive Siberian travels. An American edition appeared in 1850 but did not include the map of Siberia. See colour image..

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        Travels in Siberia: including Excursions Northwards, Down the Obi, to The Polar Circle, and, Southwards, to The Chinese Frontier

      London. Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans. 1848., 1848. 8vo, 22cm, first edition, in 2 volumes, xi,495 & ix,536pp., engraved folding map, in the original elaborately blind decorated cloth boards expertly rebacked in closely coloured nineteenth century pebbled cloth, gilt spine titles, a few internal 19th library blind stamps, preliminary leaves have some slight chipping along the fore-edge else a fine sound set thus (cgc) A.B. 4662. Sabin 22771. Narrative and results of a journey begun in 1827 for the purpose of making scientific observation in Siberia. The author travelled by land from Berlin Okhotsk, thence by sea to Kamchatka and, vis Sitka, to San Francisco, South America, England, Berlin. While primarily an expedition to make a series of detailed observations on geographic location, elevations and terrestrial magnetism, it includes incidental observations, many detailed on zoology, botany, geography, and ethnology.

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        Signed Manuscript Confession: Three American Men Pilfer the Grave of Francisco Pizarro, 1848

      1848. Callao, Peru, 1848. Manuscript Document in English, 1 page. Folio. Double leaf, measuring approximately 22cm x 32cm. Previously folded into envelope form, addressed to a wealthy merchant in Philadelphia. Signed in the original by the three thieves, and dated 10 January 1848. Indication of moisture to small segment of right edge, otherwise in excellent condition, beautifully preserved, clean and bright. In this document two parties reveal the crime which took place January 1847, disclosing the fact that a bribe was necessary to enter the vault even just to see the body, and describing the state of the body, followed by a rather disturbing and unabashed confession of their violation to the cadaver. Clearly the two parties felt justified in their actions, although having the keenness to distract the guard would indicate a sensitivity the error of their ways. A third party witnesses the brazen occurrence. Mr. S. Brolasky (1815-1891) would be the unsuspecting recipient of the parcel, purportedly containing this letter, together with a piece of dry flesh from Pizarro's leg. An innovative and enterprising business man who accumulated great wealth, he regularly perused the papers for news of the wrecking vessels on the Atlantic coast, to sell recovered items, thus a segment of Pizarro's remains would have been of great interest to him indeed! He was known as a merchant of dry goods in Philadelphia, making large auction purchases of cloth, though also engaged in real estate and other transactions. Evidently he was often involved in lawsuits. Highly interesting is an article published 10 August 1891 in the New York Times (not included here), 83 years later, describing dismemberments to the body of the deceased conquistador, as well as the absence of his armour. The article presents information published in several contemporary Peruvian newspapers at the time that Pizarro's remains were being removed from the vault under the cathedral altar, to be placed in the chapel of viceroys in the same cathedral. . Signed.

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        DOMBEY & SON

      1848: LONDON: Bradbury and Evans A near fine copy - LONDON: Bradbury and Evans. 1848. TRUE FIRST EDITION. FIRST PRINTING. Bound from parts (stab holes visible throughout). 8vo. 9.0" x 6.0" Inches. (LxB). Pp. xvi, [1, errata], [1, blank], 624 pages. With the half-title present, 40 engraved plates including frontispiece and engraved vignette title by Halbot K. Browne ("Phiz"). Extra illustrated with 12 additional plates, including those of Little Paul, Edith, Paul & Alice, first issue points : extra title-vignette with Captain Cuttles hook on his left arm, 2 line errata, page XV has no page number for frontis & vignette, and no quotation marks around "the party", plate facing page 238 shows hook on left arm, with first example of a "dark plate" on page 547. Bound in fine original full straight grained red morocco leather binding, gilt decorated-stamped spine with 5 raised bands. Dombey and Son is a novel by the Victorian author Charles Dickens. It was first published in monthly parts between October 1846 and April 1848 with the full title Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation. Dickens started writing the book in Lausanne, Switzerland, but travelled extensively during the course of its writing, returning to England to begin another work before completing Dombey and Son. The story concerns Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company of the book's title, whose dream is to have a son to continue his business. Provenance: Bookplate from the noted collection of [Dr.] Otto Orren Fisher on the front pastedown. Foxing mostly on plates with the more on the recto of the plate, normal for its age.. First Edition FIRST PRINTING. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Dealings With The Firm of Dombey and Son Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation

      First Edition in book form by Bradbury and Evans, London: 1848. Very near fine in in a late 19th century binding of 3/4 pebbled, black leather covered boards over marbled paper with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments, marbled end pages and the top edge of the text block is gilt. There is a minor area of 1/2" by 1/8" at the upper edge of the spine area where the leather is rubbed and the paper edge at the lower edges of the boards is rubbed through in one small area. The hinges are tight and strong. An octavo measuring 8 9/16" tall by 5 1/2" deep containing 624 pages. Tipped-in at the second free end page (and before the fly title page) is the front wrapper from #3 of the original part. Illustrated with 38 engraved plates and a frontispiece by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). An eight line errata page follows the list of illustrations. The word "CaptainÓ is spelled correctly on the last line of page 324. (Eckel, p74)

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        DOMBEY AND SON, DEALINGS WITH THE FIRM OF

      Bradbury and Evans 1848 First edition. 8vo. Full crushed red morocco. Banded gilt decorated spine. Outer boards gilt lined. Gilt dentelles. Marbled end papers.The binding has a pencil attribution to David Domont (unknown) very similar to a late 19th Century Riviere binding style. Slight hinge rubbing and some board discolouration. Small staining to front end paper and some plate bottom margins. Very attractive turn of 19th/20th century binding

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        DOMBEY AND SON

      London- UK: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. [Dealings With The Firm of] DOMBEY AND SON [Wholesale Retail and for Exportation]- Charles Dickens- Illustrated by H. K. Browne- Bradbury and Evans- London-UK- 1848- 1st Edition in book form Early State- Hardcover:-8vo- 3/4 black calf and marbled boards, 5 raised bands on spine with gilt title, wear at extremities hinges starting but still tight and square-rubs on marbled boards. Many 1st edition points are: 2 line errata page after list of plates, with 12 line errata slip tipped in, Cuttle's hook on left arm, extra illustrated title page with 1848, on p. xv there is no page entry for the frontispiece and vignette, nor are there quotation marks around "the Party" in the second entry; on p. 14, ten lines up, "aint" has no apostrophe; on p. 26, line 11 has "fidgetty"; on p. 40, "shewed" and "shew" are found for "showed" and "show"; and on p. 582, the last line has no period, the famous dark plate opposite p.547, p.97 'the register' for 'that register', p.100 'probably' for 'possibly', p.101 'dull crying' for 'dull cooing', p.102 'Quintius' before 'Curtius', etc., Collation: blank, [i-xi], xii-xvi, [12 line errata] [2 line errata], [1], 2-624, complete.- no tears, no writing, all clean, moderate foxing especially on plates. All 38 plates present + 2 illustrations on 1st title and opposite page.- SEE PHOTOS- "A great Dickens story and one which really gives one the feel of London in Victorian days- a masterpiece of literature.- Fiction-Victorian-classic-Dickens-Browne-illustrated (3585) . 1st Edition. 3/4 Leather & Marbled Boards. G-VG/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by H. K. Browne. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Dombey and Son

      11 Bouverie Street: Bradbury and Evans, 1848 Full title reads Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son, Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation. First edition, first issue in book form. In full fancy red leather by L Broca (152-156 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho), with 3 lined gilt tooling to upper and lower cover, edges and corners rubbed slightly, a couple of small marks. Spine has raised bands, decorative title and tooling between them, edges rubbed a little. Internally, fine decorative gilt tooling to turn-ins, green endpapers, binders small stamp to ffep, ink name (M- S- Eyre. April 1912) to ffep, half title present, frontis and the additional engraved titlepage with the left hand hook, titlepage, (xvi), 2, 624 pp, 38 pl (+ the frontis and vignette = 40pl), has the 2 line errata sheet, and the usual points list aint, hook, Delight, Capatin, XV & Party. A lovely copy in a superb binding. According to Eckels bibliography of Dickens this book was begun in Lausanne, Switzerland, continued in Paris, and finished in Brighton, Broadstairs and London! Also see ODNB for a full Bio.(Allibone 690. COPAC. WorldCat)

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        Report of Lieut. J. W. Abert, of His Examination of New Mexico, in the Years 1846-'47; Report of Lieu. Col. P. St. George Cooke of His March from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to San Diego, Upper California; Journal of Captain A. R. Johnson, First Dragoons

      Washington, D. C., 1848. Extracted from Lieu. Co. William H. Emory's Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Levenworth ... to San Diego. (House Exec. Doc. 41). (Emory's report not present). Pages 417-614. 20 plates, 2 folding maps. Bound in new quarter morocco with marbled boards. Light foxing to some pages. On the title page, in faint pencil, is a presentation inscription to L. S. (?) Coryell "with the compliments of Col Abert." At this time, Col. Abert was Chief of the corp of topographical engineers, and father of J. W. Abert. Throughout the text are neat corrections in ink, possibly by someone connected with the book or the original recipient. These corrections primarily fix mistakes made with the Spanish and Latin words used in the text. . Quarter Leather. Very Good+/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        MANUSCRITOS. 3 NOVOS DRAMAS RELIGIOSOS INÉDITOS. BRAGA. 1848-1850.

      - D. AFONSO OU O TRIUNFO DA CRUS. DRAMA em 5 Actos. Composto por Miguel Justino de Araujo Gomes Monge da extinta Congregação de S. Bento. 1850. Junto com: OS MACHABEUS [Tragédia em 5 actos; sem folha de rosto; sem elenco; e sem data]. Junto com: JOZE NO EGIPTO ou a virtude premiada NOVO DRAMA. Em 4 Epocas ou Actos. E 7 quadros. Composto por Miguel Justino de Araujo Gomes Monge da extinta Congregação de S. Bento. 1848. In 8.º de 21x15 cm. Com 85-41-66 fólios inumerados, apresentando 1 fólio obliterado na1ª obra; 1 fólio obliterado na 2ª obra; vários fólios com rasgos (recuperáveis e sem afectar leitura do manuscrito) devido a uma avaria antiga na encadernação; e ausência (já mencionada) da folha de rosto e do elenco da segunda obra. Encadernação da época, cansada, inteira de pele com lombada por nervos e ferros a ouro; nas casas abertas e no rótulo verde com o título 'NOVOS DRAMAS'; apresentando as coifas danificadas e com as tranchefilas expostas. Corte por folhas marmoreado. Manuscrito redigido na sua totalidade a uma só mão - possivelmente o próprio autor – manuseado e com anotações corográficas marginais redigidas pela mesma mão; e ainda 7 fólios - encontrando-se 1 fólio danificado - de uma partitura musical pertencente à última obra colacionada: 'José no Egipto'; com partes para piano e partes para canto. Conjunto de importantes obras de teatro ao gosto neo-clássico cuja existência já tinha sido referenciada por Inocêncio Francisco da Silva, em 1862, no Dicionário Bibliográfico Português. Inocêncio VI, 239 e XVII, 58: 'Padre Miguel Justino d'Araújo Gomes Alvares, Presbítero egresso da extinta congregação dos Monges Beneditinos, na qual professou com o nome de Fr. Miguel da Madre de Deus, a 27 de Dezembro de 1825; Mestre de Teologia na sua Ordem, e Professor de Historia Sagrada, Filosofia e Retórica no Seminário Bracarense; Cónego da Sé de Braga, Examinador Sinodal do Arcebispado, e Pregador Régio honorário, etc. Natural de Braga; nasceu a 9 de Maio de 1804. Morreu em Novembro de 1863. A notícia que dou acerca das [suas] obras vai toda fundada sobre informações recebidas; porque não as possuo, nem tive ocasião de examiná-las ocularmente. O autor conservava em seu poder, segundo consta, bom número de poesias no gosto chamado «clássico»; muitos sermões pregados em diversas terras da província do Minho; e alguns dramas bíblicos, que se representaram pelos estudantes no seminário de Braga'. Location/localizacao: 1-A1-B-8

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        Die Geißel. Tageblatt aller Tageblätter. Verantwortlicher Redakteur: J. F. Böhringer. Herausgeber: J. Ertl (später v. Steger). Erster Jahrgang

      Wien, Klopf und Eurich 1848.. 468 S. HLwd. Folio. Helfert 375; Slg. Mayer 659 (auch ohne die Intelligenzblätter auf S. 281/282 u. 331/332 wie hier); Estermann 8.298. - Erschien ab 24. Juli, in insgesamt 113 Nummern. Wegen der Oktoberunruhen unterbrochen vom 7.10.-7.11. Lose beiliegen die Nr. 14 in zweiter Auflage (mit Randläsuren), die Gratisbeilage zur Nr. 61 (die eingebundene ist seitlich etwas knapp beschnitten), Beilage zu 36 und Varianten zu den Nummern 67 und 69 (diese jeweils nur in einem Blatt herausgegeben). Nr. 67 statt Datumsangabe 9.11.: "Aeußerst Schwarzgelb" mit programmatischem Text "Die Geißel wird constitutionell-demokratisch"; Nr. 69 mit dem Revolutionslied "Schwarz-Roth-Gold" von Freiligrath. Diese beiden Ausgabe mit abweichender Angabe zum Herausgeber "P. L.". - Nr. 19 mit dem Untertitel "In rosafarbenem Humor" ist auf leicht rosafarbenem Papier gedruckt. - Tls. fleckig.

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        Österreichischer Courier mit einem Anhange: Wiener allgemeine Theaterzeitung, Feuilleton für Kunst, Literatur, Musik, Mode und geselliges Leben. Herausgeber und Redacteur: Adolf Bäuerle. 41. Jahrgang, 2 Halbjahr

      Wien, Sollinger 1848.. Mit 22 (von?) kolor. gest. Tafeln. SS. 629-1231. Pappband d. Zt., Rücken mit Leinen überzogen. Folio. Der wohl interessanteste Jahrgang der Bäuerle`schen Theaterzeitung: Unter den 22 Tafeln befnden sich 5 Modedarstellungen und 17 satirische Darstellungen zu den Wiener Revolutionsgeschehnissen 1848. - Eine übergroße Tafel lose und unten etwas angerändert. Gutes Exemplar!

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        Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First Edition. Full Morocco. Fine. First edition in book form. Dickens' classic housed in a splendid Cosway-style binding that is in pristine condition. "Dombey and Son", though a beloved part of the Dickens' canon, is less often encountered in such a binding than other works by the master. This Cosway binding was created by Bayntun (Riviere) of Bath, England. The centerpiece medallion on the front board is a portrait of Dickens painted onto ivory by Miss C. B. Currie. Surrounding the cameo are floral vines, very much in the arts and crafts style, with deep green leaves, red flossoms and gilt lines. Similar motives ornament the compartments of the spine, and the rear board has matching border decoration to the front. All edges of the text block are gilt, and there is fine gilt detail surrounding the endpapers. The text block is tight, and the pages are mostly clean. There is one tiny closed tear in the margin of pp. 13/4. While there is some light foxing on the plates, overall the leaves, text or illustrated, are cleaner than almost always encountered. 8vo, xvi, [errata], [blank], 624 pp. 39 plates. The book comes with a protective cloth clamshell box.

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        Die Amtsvergehen, Ihre Untersuchung und Bestrafung

      1848. Schwenken, Carl Philipp Theodor. Die Amtsvergehen, Ihre Untersuchung und Bestrafung in Disziplinarischen und Gerichtlichen Wege noch Gemeinen und Besonders Kurhessischem Rechte. Nach des Verfassers Tide Herausgegeben. Kassel: Druck und Verlag von Theodor Fischer, 1848. xiv, 102 pp. Octavo (5" x 8"). Contemporary marbled boards, blank paper title label to spine. Moderate rubbing to boards and extremities. Small early owner stamp to front pastedown, two more to title page. Light foxing in a few places, interior otherwise fresh. * First edition. This guidebook for minor public officials was published at the time of the Revolutions of 1848. This book was later expanded into a second volume. The table of contents lists the subjects intended for this continuation. Notably reactionary, Schwenken is best-known for his 1820 criminal-law treatise Uber die Beruchtigsten Judischen, Gauner and Spitzbuben [About Notorious Jews, Swindlers and Rascals]. KVK locates 6 copies of the first edition. Bibliothek Kammergericht Berlin 1087.

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        History of woman suffrage - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      1st Edition. Physical description; 3 v. : ill., maps, ports. Includes bibliographical references. Contents v.1. 1848-1861.--v.2. 1861-1876.--v.3. 1876-1885. Summary; These volumes comprise the most comprehensive, firsthand account of the 19th century woman suffrage movement. Edited by suffrage leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Mathilda Gage, and Ida Husted Harper, the series reveals the rhetoric, strategy, and emotional appeal of the writings of the nation's leading suffragists. Subjects; Women - Suffrage - History - United States. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with the original labels laid back; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        A Review of the Causes and Consequences of the Mexican War

      A historic specimen of the rare first printing, being the author's personal copy with a traceable line of provenance through two further generations of family, offered untouched in the original commissioned full calf, richly gilt binding. William Jay, son of John, first Chief Justice of the United States, was one of the most prominent abolitionists of the period and extensively involved in anti-war causes including as President of the American Peace Society (1848-58). He bequeathed the book to his son, John II [1817-94], important in New York State politics and abolitionist causes, who gifted it with presentation to his daughter, Augusta [1844-1878]. After her death, it became part of husband, Edmund Randolph Robinson's library. His bookplate with heraldic device of a roebuck rampant and motto, "Sola in Deo salus" (safety in God alone) faces the presentation page. Robinson [1834-1896], son of Moncure, the important civil engineer, and great-grandson of Edmund Randolph, first Attorney-General of the United States, was senior law partner at Robinson, Biddle & Ward of New York City and a key figure in civil service reform, involved in dismantling the Tweed Ring. A 20th century bookplate, an original b/w woodcut print with a California coastal view is on the verso, ex libris Roger K. Larson of Fresno, California. He compiled a celebrated Western Americana collection. WILLIAM JAY: opposed the Mexican American War (called in Mexico the U.S. Invasion) and sought unsuccessfully to prevent it. This critical work on the consequences of waging war as part of a Western expansionist policy has gone through an estimated 31 printings-editions. "The review aims to recommend the duty of preserving Peace, by exhibiting wickedness, the baseness, and the calamitous consequences of a victorious War, affecting all the ends for which it was engaged." (Page 4.) Jay became convinced the War was sought by Southern slave owners to extend slavery to new territories in the Southwest and West and presents this conspiracy theory in the book. JOHN JAY II: lawyer, anti-slavery activist, diplomat, and like his father, highly active in the Episcopal Church; organizer of the short-lived Free Soil Party and of the 1854 meetings at the Broadway Tabernacle that led to the 1855 formation of the New York Republican Party, appointed by President Grant U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary (1869-75), investigated the New York Custom House as chair of U.S. 'Jay Commission' and a co-framer of the New York Civil Service Law. PRESENTATION: with quill & brown ink, at the head of the front endpaper; "Augusta Jay, from her affectionate father", authenticated as John II's hand, with his witty 'jumping frog f', distinctive capital j, customary ink flow and use of the Jay family's characteristic small case a and y. PAGINATION: Complete; [3] front blank leaves; 333 pages in 37 chapters, (numbered with Roman numerals), pagination begins with title page, no illustration; [4] rear blank leaves. REFERENCE: Sabin 35864. CONDITION DETAIL: Pages: endpapers with offset edge toning, presentation with light offset, text pages largely clean and crisp, a small soil spot in margin at pages 32-33, page 41, pp. 67-74, p. 241, p. 247, pp. 250-258, pp. 299-300 and pp. 306-308: Pages 309-325 with a gentle top corner bend, pp. 315-316 with a minute top tip crease and pp. 321-324 with a top tip crease. Covers: rubs: a few abrasion marks: all-around edgewear including spine: some stain spots on upper side. Binding: rear hinge splitting and upper joint with closed tear, but reliable and solid. Gilt: edges rubbed, otherwise bright. Bookplates: excellent. COMMISSIONED BINDING (regular edition issued in gilt cloth and printed wrappers): full brown calf boards sewn with manila endpapers with richly gilt 6 compartment spine with mounted crimson morocco gilt lettering device, bands with bead and hatching decoration, compartments with marine arabesques, panels corner stamped with gilt fleurs-de-lis, side turn-ins tooled with a repeating geometric pattern, outer edges with a rolled gilt anchor and hook decoration, textblock edges marbled. SIZE: As issued, 190 x 123 mm (7.48 x 4.84 inches). ADDITIONAL IMAGES: by request.

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        DOMBEY AND SON

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First edition. Very Good. Bound in the original publisher's green cloth boards, rebacked with the spine laid down (spine a variant as per Smith), with what appear to be original end pages. Early issue with the hook on the left hand on the vignette title page; eight-line errata page; "Delight" on p. 284; but with corrected spelling of captain on p. 324, "if" present on p. 426 and page number present on p. 431. With Half-title; (iii)-xvi, 624pp. Illustrated with 40 etched plates by H. K. Browne ("Phiz") (one of them a "dark plate"), including frontispiece and vignette title. Internal contents bright and fresh, with only trivial foxing and darkening, mostly to the plates. Quite scarce in the publisher's original cloth. Additional images available upon request. Very Good.

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        Ornamental Map of the United States & Mexico.

      ENSIGN & THAYER. Ornamental Map of the United States & Mexico. New York: Ensign & Thayer, 1848. Lithograph map, with full Original Hand-Color, mounted to scroll posts on head and foot, framed, sheet dimensions: 30 x 23 inches, frame dimensions: 35 ¾ x 34 ¾ inches. In Very Good condition, tears along blank margins (with a few repaired), toning, 2 ½ inch tear to foot of map and a few pinholes nearby, two tiny tears to border vignettes, some light soiling and a pale damp-stain near bottom edge. A RARE AND HIGHLY DECORATIVE BROADSIDE MAP PROMOTING AMERICAN PARTIOTISM AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR, ONE OF THE MOST VISUALLY STRIKING EXPRESSIONS OF ?MANIFEST DESTINY?. This highly attractive map was issued as a broadside in the wake of the American victory of over her southern neighbor during the Mexican-American war. The year that this map was printed, Mexico was forced to cede almost half her territory at the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (July 4, 1848). This magnificent map, or in the words of Carl Wheat, a ?flamboyant affair?, aimed to both educate the reader about the geography of the United States? vast new territories and to stoke American patriotic fervor. The top register of the composition is dominated by the familiar portrait of the George Washington, the revolutionary father of the nation, who is flanked by the two most prominent American heroes of the recent conflict, Generals Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott. Taylor, known affectionately as "Old Rough and Ready," would be elected U.S. president later in 1848, and Scott?s successful campaign which resulted in the seizure of Mexico City in September 1847, effectively ended the war. The map of the United States and Mexico, which makes up the centerpiece of the tableau, is a dramatic and powerful cartographic expression of America?s ?Manifest Destiny?. The United States is shown to extend from sea to sea. Her new possessions include the vast new territory of ?New California?, occupying all of the modern states of California, Nevada, Utah, and most of Arizona. New Mexico runs down the length of the upper Rio Grande, while an enlarged Texas (which became a U.S. state in 1845), prominently occupies the center of the map. Also featured is the Oregon Territory, in the Pacific Northwest, which officially became part of the U.S. in 1846, while the vast ?Missouri Territory? and the ?Indian Territory? (the latter still reserved for Native Americans) occupy most the Great Plains. The vanquished Republic of Mexico, which lost almost half of her territory straddles the lower portion of the map. The panels that run along both sides of the map contain statistics regarding America?s established states and her new territories. The ?Panoramic View from New York to the Pacific Ocean by the Contemplated Oregon Railroad?, located between the map and the top register, is a highly stylised cross-section of the newly transcontinental America. This pictorial expression of ?Manifest Destiny? anticipates the construction of a transnational railway more than twenty years before such an ambition was realised. The lower portion of the map notably features the inspirational illustration, ?An American Exhibiting to the Sovereigns of Europe the Progress of his Country?, whereby the various old colonial powers are treated to the spectacle of America?s industrial prowess, figuratively represented by the by the ?Union? steamboat. In light of the Monroe Doctrine?, it serves as a none too subtle message to the traditional colonial powers that the Americas would henceforth be under the aegis of the United States. The ?Ornamental Map? is a visually striking and rhetorically powerful artifact relating to the Mexican American War and the fulfilment of America?s ?Manifest Destiny?. References: Wheat, ?California Gold Fields?, no.38; Wheat ?Mapping the Transmississippi West?, no. 557. This description was written for Arader Galleries San Francisco by Alexander Johnson, Ph.D.

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        THE AMERICAN FLORA, OR HISTORY OF PLANTS AND WILD FLOWERS: CONTAINING A SYSTEMATIC AND GENERAL DESCRIPTION, NATURAL HISTORY, CHEMICAL AND MEDICAL PROPERTIES OF OVER SIX THOUSAND PLANTS, ACCOMPANIED WITH A CIRCUMSTANTIAL DETAIL OF THE MEDICINAL EFFECTS, AND OF THE DISEASES IN WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN MOST SUCCESSFULLY EMPLOYED

      New York: Green & Spencer, 1848/1848/1849/1850.. Four volumes. Four lithographic frontispieces (one handcolored portrait of Linnaeus, three handcolored plates); four handcolored lithographic additional titles; 182 lithographic plates, some printed in colors, all finished by hand, by Edwin Whitefield, David W. Moody, and others. Expertly bound to style in green half morocco over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spines divided into six compartments by single horizontal fillets, lettered in the second and third compartments; marbled endpapers, brown speckled edges. Very good. A four-volume set of this complicated work, including the very rare fourth volume. A definitive collation for this work is problematic. As Stafleu notes: "The copies listed in THE NATIONAL UNION CATALOG show a great variation." According to Stafleu, there are three issues of Volume I, dated 1846, 1847, and 1848. The present set includes the 1848 third issue of the first volume, which should have a frontispiece, engraved title, and fifty plates. The present copy includes all those and is therefore complete. The second volume contains one more plate than called for by Stafleu (who notes only an additional titlepage, frontispiece, and forty-five plates), and the third volume conforms exactly to Stafleu's collation. The fourth volume is particularly rare in any condition, but, with the hiatus in the text between pages 130 and 147, is clearly incomplete. However, it is probably as issued to the original owner - according to Stafleu it should have forty-six plates, but the present example contains only forty-one. "The publisher clearly did not count pages of color plates when listing the numbers on the title pages, but counted every separate item on each page" - Bennett. BENNETT, p.103. BRADLEY BIBLIOGRAPHY III, p.58. McGRATH, p.218. B.A. Norton, EDWIN WHITEFIELD, p.145. STAFLEU & COWAN TL2 13.290.

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        The American Flora, or History of Plants and Wild Flowers: containing a systematic and general description, natural history, chemical and medical properties of over six thousand plants, accompanied with a circumstantial detail of the medicinal effects, and of the diseases in which they have been most successfully employed

      New York: Green & Spencer, 1848-1848-1849-1850. 4 volumes, quarto. (9 5/16 x 7 1/8 inches). 4 lithographic frontispieces (1 hand-coloured portrait of Linnaeus, 3 hand-coloured plates), 4 hand-coloured lithographic additional titles, 188 lithographic plates, some printed in colours, all finished by hand, by Edwin Whitefield, David W. Moody and others. Expertly bound to style in green half morocco over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spines divided into six compartments by single horizontal fillets, lettered in the second and third compartments, marbled endpapers, brown speckled edges. A rare complete set of this important American flora with charming plates, including the very rare fourth volume The collation for this work varies, as Stafleu notes: "The copies listed in The National Union Catalog show a great variation", but it is clear that two more plates are required in the first edition of vol.I (as here), than in the second edition of 1853. According to Stafleu, there are three issues of volume I, dated 1846, 1847, and 1848. The present set includes the 1848 third issue of volume I, which is complete with a frontispiece, lithographic additional title and fifty plates. The second volume contains one more plate than called for by Stafleu (who notes only an additional titlepage, frontispiece, and forty-five plates), and the third and fourth volumes conform exactly with Stafleu's collation. Bennett writes: "The publisher clearly did not count pages of color plates when listing the numbers on the title pages, but counted every separate item on each page. " (p.103). Bennett p.103; Bradley Bibliography III, p.58; McGrath p.218; B.A. Norton Edwin Whitefield p. 145; Stafleu & Cowan 13.290

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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]. Folio. (21 x 14 1/4 inches). Letterpress title (verso blank), pp.[1-]5 letterpress text Sketch of the Journey. 20 hand-coloured lithographed views on 16 sheets, by Dickinson and Co., after Warre, 1 lithographic map, hand-coloured 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. Housed in a modern dark blue cloth chemise and dark blue morocco backed box. First edition, original hand-coloured 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. This copy in the original wrappers. Captain Warre and Lieutenant Mervin Vavasour, of the Royal Engineers, left Montreal on 5 May 1845. They initially accompanied Sir George Simpson, governor of the Hudson 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 16 June to 12 August. 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 25 August (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 30 began their westward journey on 25 March 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 3 April. 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 Atthabasca River, and from here they again took to boats and swiftly descended a distance of nearly 400 miles in two and half days to Fort Assinboine. On horseback, they travelled 100 miles in three days to Fort Edmonton on the Saskatchawan River. Then, by boat, 500 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 7 June. Here they met up with Sir George Simpson and together returned by boat to Montreal, arriving on 20 July 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 the 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 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 Bay Company executives, which, as Howes notes was not issued in all copies. This copy as the Abbey copy, in the original as published green cloth-backed wrappers with the front cover reproducing the title (price: 2 guineas uncoloured, or as here, with the plates coloured 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 Travel II, 656; Graff 4543; Howes W-114; Sabin 101455; Smith 10727; Wagner-Camp 157.

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        INDIAN WIGWAM IN LOWER CANADA

      [Montreal: R. & C. Chalmers, 1848].. Lithograph, 15 x 20 inches (visible portion). Closely trimmed and laid down on paper. Four minute closed tears in border, two of which affect image. Very good. Matted and framed. A fine lithograph of an Indian scene in lower Canada, after an original painting by Cornelius Krieghoff of Montreal. Originally produced as part of a series of four lithographs called SCENES IN CANADA, the work as a whole is of the greatest rarity, and individual images are themselves very rare. The present image is the only one of the four focusing on Indian life, and is evocative and filled with ethnographic details. The illustration shows a three-quarter view of an Indian man sitting on a log near a body of water. He wears a round black hat and carries a herringbone paddle. A large birch bark canoe in the left foreground is shown nearly out of the water. He is speaking with a standing Indian man and seated Indian woman. The standing man holds a long rifle and wears a finely crafted jacket. The woman, looking away from the seated man, is covered under a blanket, holds a beaded bag, and wears beaded moccasins, and three tents are shown in the background. An Indian family gathers around a fire in front of one of the tents. Cornelius Krieghoff (1815-72) was born in Düsseldorf and studied art in Rotterdam. He came to the United States in 1837, where he served in the U.S. Army against the Seminole Indians in Florida. Krieghoff's skills as a topographical artist won him notice, and in the 1840s he moved to Canada. He spent the rest of his career painting the landscapes and peoples of Canada, and was particularly interested in depicting the French Canadians of Quebec province and local Indian tribes. Spendlove says that Krieghoff "was the inheritor of a long tradition in Dutch painting. One might say that he had brought to French Canada everything that the Dutch painters could contribute for the effective and sympathetic delineation of the life of the country and people; seeing with friendly interest and without bias, and recording with talent and precision." The lithograph of INDIAN WIGWAM IN LOWER CANADA was executed by Andreas Borum of Munich and printed by Th. Kammerer for publisher R. & C. Chalmers of Montreal. Marius Barbeau, CORNELIUS KRIEGHOFF: PIONEER PAINTER OF NORTH AMERICA, p.126. SPENDLOVE, pp.73-76.

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        LETTRES SUR L'INDE

      Amyot, 1848.. 1st edn. Tall 8vo. Contemporary half brown morocco on marbled paper-laid boards, all edges gilt (bright VG). Pp. 375 (with engraved bookplate on front paste-down; no inscriptions), illus with 32 b&w plates and coloured map. .

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        The History of England,

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans,, 1848. From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688 [and] From the Revolution to the Death of George the Second. Octavo, 10 volumes (215 × 134 mm). Contemporary vellum, green and crimson morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments, marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispiece. Bookplates to pastedowns, some occasional light foxing, spines a little rubbed and boards slightly marked, overall an excellent set. A particularly handsome set. Hume's History was first published in 1754-62, Smollett's continuation in 1758.

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        Map of Oregon and Upper California from the Surveys of John Charles Fremont and Other Authorities…

      Washington City: Senate of the United States, 1848. Rare. Very, very faint browning at upper margin and lower left. Old, archival tape repairs from backside in folds and corners of folds. An attractive map with no loss of paper. Approximately 71 x 90 cm.

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        Torrey’s Narrative: or, the Life and Adventures of William Torrey

      Bos., 1848.. b/w woodcuts. First edition. Torrey went to sea on a whaler out of New Bedford and served on several whaling, sealing and merchant voyages over 14 years. Included in the narrative are descriptions of his life in the Marquesas (where he participated in cannibalism), his visits to Hawaii, California, the Northwest Coast, South America, and other places. Torrey apparently had a quick temper, for he ran into trouble with several of his captains, and left ship a number of times. “Includes several whaling cruises in the Pacific in the 1830s, with visits to Hawaii, Marquesas... Fanning Island...”—Forster 96. Jenkins p. 151. Not in Hill, Hunnewell or Sabin. With 6 full page woodcuts. “Written by himself. Illustrated by engravings of his own sketching.” Original cloth, spine ends chipped, a few spots in text, but overall a VG copy of a scarce book.

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

      Chapman & Hall, Ltd. 1848-54, London - 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 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch der Heilmittellehre. Nach dem Standpunkte der deutschen Medizin bearbeitet von Rudolf Buchheim. 2 Bände

      Leipzig, Voß 1846-1848 - Handbuch der Heilmittellehre. Nach dem Standpunkte der deutschen Medizin bearbeitet von Rudolf Buchheim. 2 Bände. Leipzig, Voß 1846-1848. Mit 135 Textholzschnitten, 48, 844 S.; 1 Bl. 22, 929 S. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Erste deutsche Ausgabe der Elements of Materia medica and Therapeutics. - Hirsch-H. I,747 und IV,55 - Garrison-M. 1856 (f. d. engl. Ausg.): "The first great English work on the subject". - Es handelt sich um die deutsche Übersetzung der 1842-43 erschienen 2. Ausgabe des Handbuches der Heilmittellehre, in dem - erweiternd - auch die deutschen Verhältnisse berücksichtigt wurden, welche doch von den englischen so sehr verschieden sind. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, etwas bestoßen und berieben. Teilw. leicht gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettera autografa firmata Torino, 26 dicembre 1848

      Lettera in italiano autografa firmata "Alberto Della Marmora" indirizzata al "signor Avvocato". La Marmora esprime tutta la sua indignazione per i giudizi negativi pronunciati sul suo conto da un deputato dopo una seduta in Senato. "Le debbo però distinte grazie di avermi collocato tra quelli che sono ora ciò che erano una volta, e che lo debbono essere, e lo saranno sempre; accetto l’asserzione e la profezia. Soldato all'età di 17 anni, soldato sempre fui in tempo di guerra, e soldato sempre sarò tanto che durerà questa, e che batterà il mio cuore tutto italiano. Combattei nel 1809 e nel 1813 contro l'Austriaco; cercai di combatterlo nel 1821 per la qual cosa fui dismesso; lo combattei nel 1848, e non dispero di combatterlo ancora nel 1849". Alberto La Marmora, autore del celeberrimo "Voyage en Sardaigne", servì con il grado di generale durante le guerre napoleoniche e fu decorato personalmente da Napoleone I. In seguito entrò nell'esercito del Regno di Sardegna. 4 pagine su carta verdina, fittamente redatte le prime due, due righe e firma alla terza e altra firma alla quarta. Ottime condizioni.

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