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        LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF THE ACCOMPLISHED FORGER AND SWINDLER, COLONEL MONROE EDWARDS

      New York: H. Long & Brother, 1848.. 152,6pp. printed in double-column format. Frontispiece portrait plus numerous in-text engravings. Original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers worn at edges, torn along spine. An occasional bit of foxing. In very good, original condition. Untrimmed. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case. Edwards, a famous Texas slave smuggler and forger, based his operations at Chenango Plantation in Brazoria County. He made a specialty of smuggling slaves to Brazil from Africa, and then from Cuba to Texas. Eventually he was sentenced to Sing Sing prison for his large-scale forgeries. In an escape attempt in 1847 he was severely beaten by guards, and then died. "Accomplished swindler, forger and Texas adventurer" - Howes. Although sensationalized, this is an amazingly detailed primary source for the schemes, love affairs, and trials of this Texas adventurer. Streeter attributes the work to George Wilkes, one of the editors of the NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE, wherein the account was originally published. "Because of the light the slave trade operation of Edwards throws on the slave trade in Texas and the public reaction to it, the general public interest in the doings of a resourceful and ingenious top-notch crook who happened to play a minor part in the history of Texas, a modern discussion of his life would seem to be an interesting subject for an article..." - Streeter. HOWES E62. SABIN 21980. STREETER TEXAS 1411 (ref).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Politischer Studenten-Courier. "Der Freiheit eine Gasse". Verantwortliche Redaction: Adolf Buchheim, Garde des Juristen-Corps. Oskar Falke, Garde des Filosofen-Corps. Haupt-Mitarbeiter: Rudolf Gußmann, Garde des Mediziner-Corps. Nr. 1 - 108. (Alles Erschienene!)

      Wien, 1848.. Jeweils ein Doppelblatt, wenige Ausgaben in nur einem Blatt. Ungebunden. Kl.-4° (Nr. 1 - 37) und Folio. Helfert 316. - Erschien vom 24. Juni - 26. Oktober 1848. - Mit der Beilage Schwarz, Roth, Gold (Helfert Nr. 41), sowie 10 weiteren Beilagen, u. a. ein mehrfach gefalt. Werbeblatt für vorliegende Zeitung. - Die Nr. 61 vom 30. August mit einem Gedicht von Heinrich Heine "Schloßlegende" aus Paris, im März 1848. - Die Nummern 32 und 33 links unten mit Papierverlust, bei Nr. 33 dadurch auch etwas Textverlust. Unbeschnitten. Tls. fleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Vanity Fair. A Novel without a Hero. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848., 1848. First Edition, in an unusual half vellum binding. Pp.624. This is a mixed issue of the text, with the earlier 'Mr.Pitt' appearing on page 453 (later corrected to 'Sir Pitt'), but without the suppressed woodcut on page 336. The heading on page 1 is in regular type and the 1848 title-page is preceded by an engraved vignette dated 1849. The contents are particularly clean, without any of the browning usually found. Bound in a handsome original half vellum over marbled sides, with simple gilt trim and leather title label. All edged untrimmed. A very attractive copy indeed. The author's defining novel; the improving tale of Becky Sharp. Listed in BBC's Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]

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        William Thackeray Vanity Fair First US Edition

      Harper & Brothers, 1848. US 1st. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Thackeray, William Makepeace. Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero, First American Edition. Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1848. A great copy of Thackeray's most famous work, a satirical novel now considered a classic of literature. First American Edition. Hardcover. Original brown cloth with elaborate gilt illustration on front. Ads in back. Front board a bit loose. Edges bumped and worn. Spine tattered a bit. Previous owner writing on front pastedown and blank page. FFEP missing. Interior toned and foxed. Good condition.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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        CALIFORNIA: ITS HISTORY, POPULATION, CLIMATE, SOIL, PRODUCTIONS, AND HARBORS. FROM SIR GEORGE SIMPSON'S "OVERLAND JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLD." AN ACCOUNT OF THE REVOLUTION IN CALIFORNIA, AND CONQUEST OF THE COUNTRY BY THE UNITED STATES, 1846-7

      Cincinnati: J.A. & U.P. James, 1848.. 105,[3]pp. Original printed wrappers. Small piece excised from upper margin of front wrapper. Moderate foxing. Very good. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. From the library of Thomas W. Streeter, with his annotations on the titlepage and the chemise, and his bookplate on the inside rear wrapper. An interesting collection of California reprints, including the relevant portions of Simpson's famous narrative and a selection from John T. Hughes' equally well- known account of Doniphan's expedition. "A rare California item, but with an almost total lack of original material. It reprints Simpson's excellent narrative and contains extracts from Hughes's DONIPHAN'S EXPEDITION" - Streeter. Cowan mistakenly cites the first edition as 1849, though the present edition is the true first. Howes notes that this edition is sometimes found bound with Joel Palmer's JOURNAL OF TRAVELS. It was clearly assembled quickly to provide information when news of the gold discovery reached the East. Quite rare. STREETER SALE 2533 (this copy). HOWES H768, "b." COWAN, p.295. GRAFF 2003. SABIN 33595.

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        [American Seamens Friends Society, engraved certificate with manuscript additions] This is to certify That "Rev. Leander Thompson" by a Donation of "Twenty" Dollars from "his congr. in S Hadley is constituted a" Life "Member" of the American Seamen's Friend Society New York. "Febr 5th" 18"48 Edward Richardson" President. "Charles N. Talbot" Treasurer. Attest. "John Spaulding" Secretary

      [New York: n.d. but 1848 or earlier]. Steel engraving by Pollack after Wade, completed in pen and ink. Sheet size: 15 x 20 5/8 inches. An attractive certificate with a large view of Governor's Island from Manhattan. To the left, the tallest building is the Sailor's Home, a hostel which opened in May 1842 at 190 Cherry Street, New York City. At dock across the street from the hostel is the "Wesleyan Floating Bethel" - in effect a floating mission,, dedicated in November 1844 (Rev. Hedstrom, minister). The vessel in the middle of the image, with 'Temperance' on the pennant at the main mast, may be the "floating Church of our Saviour", which was consecrated in February 1844 (Rev. B.C.C. Parker Minister, of the Protestant Episcopal Church). In the background: Governor's Island. The American Seaman's Friend Society started operations in New York City in May 1828, and by the time of the present certificate was well established with dedicated funds, churches, hostels and orphanages. The present certificate was given to the Reverend Leander Thompson, as the representative of his congregation which had raised $20 for the Society. Thompson served as the pastor of the Congregational Church (South Hadley Falls) in Holyoke, Mass., from 1843 to 1850. Cf. Fowble Two Centuries of Prints in America 1680-1880 pp. 516-519

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        Deutsche Nation siehe hier Deinen König!

      Lithographie bei C. C. Böhme 1848. 26.1x33.9 cm. - Otto, Vormärz S. 307 - Wolf, Karikaturen 1.8.1. - Reiter, Sammlug Heil 262 - Mit Zorn und Eifer 34 - Berühmte Karikatur zur Revolution 1848. Spottbild auf den Versöhnungsritt des Königs Friedrich Wilhelm IV. von Preußen durch Berlin am 21. März 1848, womit er seinen Willen für Einheit und Freiheit Deutschlands erklärte. Er trägt eine schwarz-rot-goldenen Schärpe und schwenkt eine Fahne ebenfalls mit den vorher verbotenen "Deutschen Farben". Mit dem Ausspruch "Diese Straße gehört noch mir!" versucht es sich an die Spitze der revolutionären Bewegung zu stellen. - König Friedrich Wilhelm IV., im Narrenkostüm mit Pickelhaube und schwarz-rot-goldener Schärpe, versucht verzweifelt sich auf seinem Pferd zu halten, das sich über den Gefallenen der Barrikadenkämpfe im März aufbäumt. Auf einen Stecken wird ihm eine Sektflasche vorangetragen, eine Anspielung auf seinen Spottnamen Champagnerfritze, der ihm für seine hochtönenden Phrasen und überschäumende Redseligkeit gegeben wurde. Am Schweif des Pferdes ziehen ärmlich gekleidete Berliner Bürger und versuchen so, den König, dem die Zügel von zwei mit Beilen bewaffneten Aufständischen abgenommen wurden und der damit die Kontrolle verloren hat, zu Fall zu bringen. Die Revolutionäre wollen ihn nach Botany Bay, der englischen Strafgefangenenkolonie in Australien, bringen, die am Bildrand durch ein Dampfschiff mit Unterschrift "Weg nach Botanybai" angedeutet ist. "Das satirische Blatt stellt den preußischen König als gefährlichen Narren dar und ruft in kaum verhüllter Form dazu auf, seiner Herrschaft ein Ende zu setzen." (Mit Zorn und Eifer)

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

      London: Longman, Brown, 1848. First edition. 16mo. Additional lithographed title, lithographed frontispiece, and 8 hand-colored engraved plates of flies by J. and H. Adlard. Original green cloth gilt. Pencil ownership inscription of J. Stewart Hardy (presented to him on July 21, 1864, by J. Walton Roberts), Spine very slightly faded, small brown spot on a few leaves at front. Fine, fresh copy in superior condition. Preserved in solander box. Westwood & Satchell, p.210 . The very scarce first edition of the finest British work on Norwegian angling. Issued at the instigation of J. Jones, a tackle dealer of Jermyn Street, who wrote the introduction. AN OUTSTANDING COPY

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Mein Herr, machen Sie Ihr Spiel fertig, während der Ball noch rollt!

      Lithographie von L. Blau & Co., Leipzig 1848. 18.5x24 cm. - Wolf, Karikaturen 1.7.7 - Otto, Vormärz S. 273f. - Fuchs, 1848 S. 19, Beilage 6 - Kunst Revolution1848 Beil. Nr. 99 - Karikatur mit Anspielung auf europäische Fürsten nach der französischen Februarrevolution 1848. Am Roulette-Tisch stehen im Vordergrund Friedrich Wilhelm IV. von Preußen, Friedrich August von Sachsen, Ludwig I. von Bayern und Ferdinand I. von Österreich, hinter ihnen weitere Herrscher und Würdenträger. Sie blicken gebannt auf den Spieltisch mit dem Roulettekessel, der die Umschrift "Freiheit - Reform - Fortschritt - Republik - Gleichheit - Const. Monarchie - Anarchie" trägt. Der "Croupier", ein kleiner Mann mit Zylinder, in eine zu enge Jacke gezwängt, hat die Roulettekugel mit der Aufschrift "die Erde" im Kessel zum Rollen gebracht. Die Potentaten warten gespannt, wo die noch rollende Kugel haltmachen wird. Im Hintergrund verlässt Louis Philippe von Frankreich das "Spielcasino" mit den Worten: "Ich habe ausgespielt." "Der unbekannte satirische Zeichner fand mit der Spielbankszene ein treffendes Bild für die - kurzfristige - Hilflosigkeit der europäischen Monarchen während der revolutionären März-Ereignisse in ihren Ländern." (Gassen/Hofmann). Nur im rechten Rand leicht braunfleckig.

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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 (222 × 142 mm). Late 20th-century green calf by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, brown morocco labels, woven pattern blocked in blind to boards, marbled endpapers, double-line rules to boards, floral turn-ins, and top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece and illustrated title page, 38 plates, illustrations throughout. Original wrappers and ads for some volumes bound in at rear. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, the first issue with the drop-head title in rustic lettering to page 1; the "Marquis of Steyne" woodcut on page 336 (later suppressed); and "Mr Pitt" for "Sir Pitt" on page 453. A very handsomely bound copy.

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        Die Naturgeschichte der Juden. Memoiren zur Emancipationsgeschichte der Juden

      Wien, Dorfmeister 1848.. 70 S., 1 Bl. Bedruckter Orig.-Umschlag. Nicht bei Goed. X, 8; Vgl. Fürst I, 417: "Der Verf. schrieb noch mehrere Schandschriften gegen die Juden, die grossentheils nicht in den Buchhandel gekommen". - Der auf dem Allodialgut Schlieven bei Parchim geborene pathologische Antisemit Johann Hartwig Hundt (1780-1835) legte sich aus unbekannten Gründen den Namen "Radowksy" zu, gelegentlich auch ergänzt durch einen zu Unrecht getragenen Adelstitel. Sein geifernder Hass gegen Juden trieb ihn durch ganz Deutschland und mehrfach in die Schweiz ins Exil, wo er auch als mittelloser Alkoholiker verstarb. - Hier vorliegend eine gekürzte Veröffentlichung der ersten fünf Kapitel des "Judenspiegels"; in der Einleitung macht der Verleger (sich selbst als "der Verfasser" bezeichnend) die Juden für die revolutionären Unruhen in Wien verantwortlich. - Mit Exlibris der 1848er Sammlung Walter Maderner. Umschlag etwas angestaubt und leicht gebrauchsspurig. Stockfleckig.

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        Nomenclatoris zoologici index universalis, continens nomina systematica classium, ordinum, familiarum et generum animalium omnium, tam viventium quam fossilium.

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

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        The Haunted Man And The Ghost's Bargain: A Fancy For Christmas-time

      London: Bradbury & Evans. Very Good+. 1848. First Edition. Cloth. A bright First Edition in Very Good+ condition, minor spotting to a few pages. Deep red vertically-ribbed cloth with gold Christmas wreath centered on the front cover; gold ornament to spine; all edges gilt. 17 illustrations, including frontispiece and vignette title. Tenniel made all the chapter decorations which number three; Leech made five pictures, Stanfield three and F. Stone three. Tenniel initialed the drawing for chapter I, but signed none of the others. Leech signed four J. Leech and one with his initials; all of Stanfield's are signed, only one of Stone's. Smith ii.9; Eckel pp. 124-125; The final or fifth Christmas Book was begun in Broadstairs late in the autumn of 1846. Dickens was still deeply engrossed with Dombey and Son at the time. The public responded eagerly when the book appeared, the sale running to 20,000. "It is important to remember past sorrows and wrongs so that you can then forgive those responsible and, in doing so, unburden your soul and mature as a human being. " .

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        Specimens of the Geometrical Mosaic of the Middle Ages. With a brief historical notice of the art founded on papers read before the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Society of Arts and the Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

      London: For the Proprietor, 17 Gate St.. 1848. First printing. Hardcover. Good +. 1848 Tall folio, 19 x 13 inches (48.25 x 33 cm). 26 p, plus 21 color plates (including title page). Original boards rebacked with recent dark brown leather, with gilt rule and title on spine. With a sheaf of 12 original contemporary hand-drawn watercolor mosaic designs and notation, each protected with tissue guard and likely executed by the original owner whose note is mounted on the front pastedown. The note reads, "Please take great care of this book and of the loose copies of mosaic designs. J. M. Ivery", dated 1899. The volume has gone through repair, with Japanese paper reinforcements to many of the foredges of the text pages, likely accomplished by the binder who rebacked the volume, with evidence of earlier taping still evident in places. The plates are primarily untouched, having been printed on sturdier stock. There appears to be old waterstaing to the boards, though the contents remain unmarked. Crease to the lower corner of the front board. Despite its wear, the copy remains in good+ condition, with the exquisite color lithograph plates still bright and clean, text legible and intact. A very scarce document of medieval ornament and decoration.

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        Bürgerwache: W_. W_. W_. Wr. Wer da! Geist: Ein Abgeordeneter aus dem Friedrichshain, um in Berlin zu fragen, was wir mit unserem Blute erkauft haben? --- Bürgerwache: Ach bester Herr Geist! das kann ich ihnen sagen: _ Rauchfreiheit und Nationaleigenthum!

      Lithographie von H. Delius nach Haag im Verlag J. Rocca, Berlin 1848. 28x43 cm. - Wolf, Karikaturen 1.40.2 - Otto, Vormärz S. 432 - Zeit für neue Ideen 149 - Flemig S. 102 - Karikatur auf die Berliner Bürgerwehr und die Errungenschaften der Märzrevolution. Am Landsberger Tor, vor dem Friedhof der Märzgefallenen in Friedrichshain hält ein wohlbeleibter Bürgerwehrmann mit geschultertem Gewehr und großer schwarz-rot-goldener Kokarde am Hut Wache. Ihm erscheint um Mitternach der Geist eines Märzgefallenenen, der wissen will, was durch die Blutopfer erreicht wurde. Der Wachmann kann ihm nur die Freiheit des Rauchens in der Öffentlichkeit und den Schutz des zum Nationaleigentum erklärten Kronprinzenpalais (Wohnsitz des verhassten und geflüchteten Prinz Wilhelm von Preußen) nennen. "In der Tat verstand sich die Bürgerwehr hauptsächlich als neue Ordnungsmacht, die jedwede Unruhe - wenn möglich schon im Keime - zu ersticken hatte. Die Regierung Camphausen, die ... mit allen Mitteln die Revolution abzuwürgen suchte, hätte kaum einen verläßlicheren Bündnispartner finden können. Die Bourgeoisie wurde derart zum "Schild der Dynastie", dessen sich die Reaktion - wann immer sie wollte - bedienen konnte." (Otto). Im November 1848 erfolgte die Entwaffnung der Bürgerwehr durch das Militär.Der unter dem Pseudonym Haag publizierende Karikaturist schuf Spottblätter auf "König Friedrich Wilhelm IV, das Königshaus, die Bürgerwehr und das Scheitern der Revolution. Politisch markante Berliner Karikaturen in Witz und Satire, respektlos und agressiv." (Flemig). Kurze Einrisse im schmalen Rändchen restauriert.

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        Die freie Jagd. Wildschweinjagd. Zwei Szenen nebeneinander auf einem Blatt

      Altkolorierte Lithographie von Julius Böhmer bei Albert Schepeler, Berlin um 1848. 21x35 cm. - Zeit für neue Ideen 87 - Brückmann 45 - Heidermann, König S. 246 - Karikatur auf das feudale Jagdrecht und die Wildschweinjagd vor dem Verbot des Jagdrechts auf fremden Grund und deren Schäden für den Bauernstand. In der ersten Szene verwüsten Wildschweine ein Getreidefeld. Die Bauern, denen es bei Androhung hoher Strafen verboten ist, die in ihre Felder einfallenden Wildschweine zu jagen, werden von Soldaten in Schach gehalten; sie müssen tatenlos zusehen, wie ihre Ernte vernichtet wird. Die Lanzen der Soldaten tragen an der Spitze den Preußenadler. In der zweiten Szene überfallen Wildschweine eine Bauernfamilie beim Essen, auch hier darf die Familie die Schweine nicht vertreiben und muss zusehen, wir die Wildsau und die Frischlinge ihnen die Kartoffeln aus ihrer Schüssel wegfressen. Ein Emblem über der Tür zur Hütte zeigt eine gefesselten Bauern, der sich tief vor einem Löwen (Allegorie des Grundherren) beugt. In jeder Szene ist am Rand ein herrschaftlicher Jäger dargestellt, der ein Wildschwein streichelt; eine Anspielung auf die Jagd zu Lasten der Bauern. Unten, oben und zwischen den Szenen Rankenbordüre mit Motiven aus Flora, Fauna und Jagd. Unten links Trockenstempel des Verlegers.Die Jagd der zum Hochwild zählenden Wildschweine war bis 1848 dem Adel vorbehalten, erst in den im Dezember dieses Jahres verabschiedeten Grundrechten des deutschen Volkes wurde die Jagdgerechtigkeit auf fremden Boden und Jagddienste ohne Entschädigungen aufgehoben. Die Jagdberechtigung war nun an das Grundeigentum gebunden.

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        APLICACION PRACTICA DEL CODIGO PENAL DE ESPAÑA. Sancionado por S.M. en 19 de Marzo de 1848. Acompañada de Tablas sinópticas de los delitos y faltas; de las penas;

      - y de la aplicación de ellas a los autores de delito consumado, frustrado, tentativa, cómplices y escribidores, tanto si concurren como no circunstancias agravantes a atenuantes para todos los delitos que comprende el código. Barcelona, Imp. de Ramón Martín Indar, 1848, 13x18, IX-238 págs. 7 hojas y 150 págs. Firma en portadilla a tinta de época anterior poseedor. (53873).

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        THE ETHIOPIAN FLUTE INSTRUCTOR, CONTAINING FULL AND COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS, WITH ALL THE POPULAR NEGRO MELODIES OF THE DAY, INCLUDING THOSE OF THE CHRISTY MINSTRELS

      Boston: Elias Howe, 1848.. 48pp. Oblong. Original printed covers with cloth spine. Light wear and chipping to covers. Light foxing and soiling, several leaves loose. About very good. Minstrel-themed songster containing instructions on how to play the flute and an essay on the history of the instrument. Some of the tunes included here are "A Darkie' Life is Always Gay," "Jim Crow Polka," "My Pretty Yaller Gal," "Old Dan Tucker," and others. Scarce. OCLC locates fewer than ten copies.

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        The Natural History of Man; comprising inquiries into the modifying influence of physical and moral agencies on the different tribes of the human family ... Third edition, enlarged

      London, Paris & Leipzig: H. Baillière [and others], 1848. Octavo. (8 13/16 x 5 5/8 inches). Half-title. 51 leaves of plates after George Catlin and others (50 hand-coloured on 46 leaves, 5 uncolored on 5 leaves), 97 wood- engraved illustrations. Contemporary black half morocco, spines gilt in six compartments with raised bands, gilt lettering to the second and fourth compartment (joints split). A fine copy of the third expanded edition of Prichard's important ethnographical work, with a selection of plates after George Catlin 'In 1843 Prichard published his Natural History of Man, in which he reiterated his belief in the specific unity of man, pointing out that "the same inward and mental nature is to be recognized in all the races." Prichard may fairly be honored with the title of the founder of the English branch of the sciences of anthropology and ethnology.' (Encylopedia Britannica [1911] vol.XXII, p.315). The 1843 edition was published as a single volume with only 37 plates. The present third edition has been enlarged and now includes 51 plates, a number after Catlin. Cf. BM (NH) IV, p.1614; cf. Sabin 65475

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        Sydney in 1848: Illustrated by copper-plate engravings

      Sydney,: D. Wall, 76 York Street, n.d. but, 1848.. Quarto, with full page copper plate engravings throughout, owner's name "Alfred C. Johnson"; a good copy in the original pink papered boards (stained and spotted), preserved in a blue folding quarter morocco book-form box, lettered to the 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).Ferguson, 4766.

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        The Genera of the Plants of the United States illustrated by figures and analyses from Nature, 2 volumes, complete

      Boston: James Munroe, 1848-1849. First edition. Some foxing to the endpapers and to four plates (no. 30, 88, 89, 96), all of the text and the rest of the plates are bright and clean without foxing or browning, a tight and clean copy in very good condition.. Pp. 230; 229, 186 full-page plates (one is a double page plate). Publisher's elaborately blind-stamped dark brown cloth with matching new cloth spine, spine with gray leather title labels lettered in green, lg 8vo. An early well-illustrated flora of the United States; the text is by Asa Gray and the finely engraved plates are from drawings by Isaac Sprague. Though the work is in English, it also has a title in Latin: Genera Florae Americae Boreali-Orientalis Illustrata. For further bibliographic information see Stafleu and Cowan, 2125. This volume has some interesting associations. It was first owned by Elizabeth Carrington Morris (1795-1865) of Germantown, PA, dated May 20th, 1848. Morris used the back yard garden of her home to study insects and plants. She maintained a collection of rare plants and corresponded with Asa Gray. She became a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. The book is also signed by her sister, Susan Sophia Morris Littell and by her sister's son Thomas Gardiner Littell. Finally, on the rear endpaper of each volume there is the small ink stamp of George F. Mason, Princeton, Massachusetts.

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        3 documents on the pedigree of a foal born to the royal stallion stud Pompadour (Corrèze).

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

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        Christelige Taler.

      Kjøbenhavn, Reitzels Forlag, 1848. 1. udg. 103s. + 74s. + 96 s. + 77 s. Indbunden i orig. blå kart. med orig. titeletikette.. Et fint, velholdt eks. Ny ryg i samme blå nuance og påsat orig. titeletikette. Nyindsatte friblade med guldkant. /Copenhagen, Reitzel, 1848. Orig.edt. 103 + 74 + 96 + 77 pp. Bound in publ. orig. blue cardboard. Spine rebacked in same blue colour and the orig. titlelabel. Fine, well-preserved copy with only occasional brownspotting

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Dresden, 19. V. 1848. - Large 4to. 2¾ pp. on double leaf. With autogr. address. Important letter of political content, written to the German politician and stenographer Franz Jacob Wigard (1807-1885), at the time member of the Frankfurt Assembly, the first freely elected parliament for all of Germany. In his peremptory letter, Wagner laid down what in his opinion were the principles that ought to guide the Frankfort meeting. He looks to the meeting of the German National Assembly in Frankfurt to assume unified power from the old Bundestag, to introduce rearming the German people, to make a defensive treaty with France and, finally, to create a rational and coherent German nation out of the myriad of princely states, both large and small, overcoming the opposition of the Princes themselves, emphasizing that only then can the Assembly begin its work and without which all their good work so far will be undone. "I am apprehensive of much harm", he wrote, "if the German Parliament does not in the first instance resolve on the following: (1) that Parliament at once vests the sole constitutive power in itself, as well as the authority to nominate a Provisional Executive from among its members; (2) immediate introduction of Folk-arming after the model known to us; (3) an offensive and defensive alliance with France [.] Let the fourth step be the Territorial question of the German States. If the Frankfort Assembly intends to create a constitution that will unite Germany, it must first address itself to the inequality of the individual States: it must appoint a commission to formulate proposals for a rational and natural construction on the basic principle that no single State shall have less than four or more than six million inhabitants. That is the definitely decisive point, without the establishment of which all our labours would be merely patchwork [.]". - A fine letter outlining Wagner's political views and his desire to see a unified German nation, in the wake of the 1848 Revolution in France and turmoil within Germany. Barricades were put up in Dresden and the king was presented with demands for constitutional reform. Wagner joined the revolutionaries, hoping that this would lead to the reform of a National Theatre. His letter was prompted by the convening of the National Assembly at Frankfurt on 18 May, and is addressed to the Saxon Delegate at the Assembly, Jacob Franz Wigand, who had earlier been dismissed from the University at Dresden for his radical political views. - Published in the "Sämtliche Briefe", II, no.256, after a press-cutting in the Wagner Archives and without reference to the original. - Torn margins repaired, dust-marked.

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        The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources

      London and New York,: J. and F. Tallis, n.d., but, 1848.. Eight volumes, large octavo, with numerous plates and maps, some hand-coloured; a very fine, bright set in the original red cloth, spines and front boards richly decorated in gilt. A set in particularly fine condition.First published in 1834 and extensively revised and extended over the next twenty years, Martin's comprehensive account of the British Colonies encapsulates the remarkable growth of the British Empire under Queen Victoria. A former Colonial Treasurer at Hong Kong, Martin's constantly revised and expanded book is "a work of extraordinary research, reference, and completeness" (Hocken), although it is perhaps now most notable for the fine series of highly decorative handcoloured Tallis maps that illustrate it.This set, complete in eight parts, is not recorded in the bibliographies, although Ferguson's 4822a describes what we take to be a prospectus for this edition.This edition not in Bagnall, Ferguson, or Hocken.

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        THE GOLD REGIONS OF CALIFORNIA: BEING A SUCCINCT DESCRIPTION OF THE GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, TOPOGRAPHY, AND GENERAL FEATURES OF CALIFORNIA: INCLUDING A CAREFULLY PREPARED ACCOUNT OF THE GOLD REGIONS OF THAT FORTUNATE COUNTRY. PREPARED FROM OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS AND OTHER AUTHENTIC SOURCES

      New York: Dewitt & Davenport, Tribune Buildings, 1848.. 80pp. plus [12]pp. of advertisements. Frontispiece map. Original printed wrappers. Spine perished (but still sturdily bound), wrappers a bit soiled and with some small chips at edges. Impeccably clean internally, and a very good copy. Untrimmed. In a half morocco box. An odd and apparently unrecorded variant of Foster's early and important book on the gold regions of California, with "Second Edition" printed on the wrapper, but the titlepage has no edition statement at all, which implies that it is a first edition titlepage. This copy also has the same number of advertisement leaves as Kurutz notes for the first edition (the number of which differs in subsequent editions). This would appear, then, to be the first edition titlepage and text of Foster's work bound up in second edition wrappers. Edward Eberstadt called this "the first considerable pamphlet on the Gold Regions and but two others (Sherwood and Simpson) are contemporary with it." "Foster, in his eloquent and stirring introduction...correctly predicted that a fortune could be made by the enterprising blacksmith, wheelwright, carpenter, shoemaker, etc. This slender work is a useful anthology of some of the earliest reports of the gold discovery and features the writings of Farnham, Mason, Doniphan, Larkin, Folsom, Fremont, Colton, and articles from the June and August issues of the CALIFORNIAN" - Kurutz. The frontispiece map shows California from Los Angeles to Sutter Buttes, with the Gold Region encircled by a dotted line. According to Wheat, the map is one of the first to mention the Gold Region. An important early gold rush book, in an odd variant. KURUTZ 250a, 250b. GRAFF 1387. HOWES F287, "aa." MINTZ 160. ROCQ 15810. STREETER SALE 2529. COWAN, p.219 (3rd ed). SABIN 25225. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 77. WHEAT GOLD REGION 39. EBERSTADT 107:55-58. DECKER 24:68. HOWELL 50:85.

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        TRATADO DE PAZ, AMISTAD, LIMITES Y ARREGLO DEFINITIVO ENTRE LA REPUBLICA MEXICANA Y LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS DE AMERICA.... [Second titlepage, in English:] TREATY OF PEACE, FRIENDSHIP, BOUNDARIES, AND DEFINITIVE SETTLEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC

      Mexico: Imprenta de I. Cumplido, 1848.. 55pp., printed on facing pages in parallel Spanish and English. Original printed wrappers bound into modern Mexican calf, spine gilt, gilt inner dentelles. A few light fox marks, else near fine. The official Mexican printing of the final text of the landmark Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican War and delivering to the United States its current territory in the Southwest. This printing closely follows the Queretaro edition produced just a few months earlier, but contains added protocols excluded from that earlier printing. The full text appears here in both English and Spanish, on facing pages. Pages 46-49 contain the text of amendments made to the treaty by the United States Senate, followed by a statement of Pena y Pena, dated May 30, 1848, accepting the modifications, and concluded by a Protocol dated May 28 attempting to put the best light on the treaty from the Mexican point of view. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the war between the United States and Mexico, resulted in the formal cession of the entire Southwest and California to the United States. Agreements were reached for the withdrawal of American troops from Mexico, the payment of Mexican claims, and the formal cession of territory (the U.S. had already occupied all of the land). The theoretical boundaries were set out, and arrangements for boundary commissioners were made. By this treaty the U.S. obtained an addition of land equalled in size only by the Louisiana and Alaska purchases. A fundamental piece of Western Americana, here in the official Mexican edition of the complete treaty, and scarce on the market. STREETER SALE 282. PALAU 339389. GARRETT, p.91. COWAN, p.252. HOWES M565, "aa." EBERSTADT 162:847. MALLOY, p.1107.

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        Parables of Our Lord

      New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1848. 12mo (16.5 cm; 6.5"). [16] ff. The Victorian era saw that the application of emerging technologies to book manufacture could produce books that would rightly be thought of as tours de force. The fascination with the "gothic," for example, led to the marriage of chromolithography and papier maché: the color printing used to approximate the eye-popping illumination, miniatures, and marginal decoration of late medieval manuscripts, and papier maché to approximate gothic woodcarving. This edition of the parables has 31 text pages, each with a => different chromolithographic border. The text is printed in gothic type in black and red, with touches of blue and gold in-fill. There are a scattering of chromolithographic miniatures and historiated initials; the title-page is printed in black and gold. The illuminated initials and borders are by Henry Noel Humphreys. Binding: Publisher's boards of papier maché and plaster, formed using a metal mold and colored black, creating a gothic "carved wood binding." Title blind-embossed on black roan spine. All edges gilt. McLean states of the English edition of this work that "It was . . . the first of the so-called 'papier maché' bindings, contrived to look like carved ebony." => This first American edition bears the first "papier maché" binding accomplished in the U.S. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 231; McLean, Victorian Book Design (second edition), pp. 99, 210; Maggs Bros., Bookbinding in the British Isles, part 2, 245; Abbey, Life, 222. Very nicely preserved copy with just a few small cracks in the binding, leaves expertly reattached/recased; spine intact with surface of front cover a little rubbed in one small portion. => Unlike the broken, chipped, and damaged copies we have seen, this is a treasurable exemplar. Housed in a quarter red cloth clamshell case with tan cloth sides and black leather gilt spine label.

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        WINDSOR CASTLE - VIEWS OF THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR OF WINDSOR CASTLE.

      London Thomas M'Lean 1848 - Royal folio 28x20 inches, half publisher's brown morocco. Title printed in blue with a coloured vignette, dedication also printed in blue, one leaf of explanatory introduction, list of plates and 25 SUPERB COLOUR PLATES MOUNTED ON CARD - with accompanying leaves of text. THE PLATES ARE HAND COLOURED CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS - where the main body of the plates are printed in three colours and the details and figures are hand coloured and finished. Said to have been coloured by Nash himself. This is a rare Royal Copy - see description in Abbey Scenery. The card mounts and the text are spotted - as usual - but the plates themselves are fine in stunning colour. The binding is also somewhat worn as usual due to the extreme weight of the volume.

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        "If honored by election to the Presidency," Zachary Taylor will remain "Uncommitted to the principles of either party"

      All through the beginning of 1848, the Whigs held meetings that acclaimed Taylor as their choice for the party's& presidential nomination. They tapped him because his long military record would appeal to northerners, while& his ownership of slaves would lure southern votes. The potential candidate, though he clearly sympathized with& the Whigs, was not enthused about running.& By the spring, however, he had been convinced to accept the nomination that would surely be tendered to him& when the Whig convention met in June. The Taylor family tradition relates that he reluctantly agreed to accept& the nomination when convinced it was for the good of the country. In June the Whig convention formalized his& nomination. His campaign did not dwell on the details of matters in controversy, instead stressing that he would& be a national rather than a regional president and that principle would prevail over politics.& As his biographer, K. Jack Bauer states, "Taylor viewed himself as a non-partisan figure attracting support from& all parties." His Democratic opponent, Lewis Cass, favored letting the residents of territories decide for themselves& whether they wanted slavery, which in practice was a pro-southern position. The following campaign statement& sets forth Taylor's core principles during his presidential campaign.& Letter Signed as virtual Whig nominee for president, Baton Rouge, La., March 26, 1848 to Dr. John Kearsley& Mitchell, a noted Philadelphia physician and chemist who lectured in chemistry from 1833-1838 at the Franklin& Institute and was professor of medicine at the Jefferson Medical College from 1841-1858. He was the father of the& eminent physician, S. Weir Mitchell. "Your letter of March 7 has been duly received and perused with much pleasure.& I avail myself of this acknowledgment to express my sincere thanks for the kindness shown in the terms and views of your& letter. Permit me to add, that I am now, as before so repeatedly avowed, in the hands of the people of the country. If honored& by election to the Presidency I will strive to execute with fidelity the trust reposed in me, uncommitted to the principles of& either party. But should they cast their votes for another, I shall truly rejoice that one more able than I is charged with the& responsible duties of the Executive Chair. Should I visit Philadelphia, which is at this time a matter of very great improbability,& I shall be most happy to remember your very courteous invitation."& Taylor kept the campaign promise made& here, and had he lived the Civil War might& well have been avoided. When he took office& in 1849, the issue that was pressing was the& extension of slavery into the territories newly& conquered from Mexico. Taylor strongly& opposed the proposed Compromise of 1850,& 22& Page 37& which he saw as opening up partisan competition to settle and control the territories, leading the nation into constant& agitation and danger (as so it proved).& Under his plan, Taylor urged settlers in New Mexico and California to draft constitutions and apply for statehood& immediately, bypassing the territorial stage altogether. This would save years of further bitter controversy& and satisfy opponents of the expansion of slavery, since neither state constitution would be likely to permit that& institution, as things stood then. Taylor was a slaveowner committed to defending slavery where it was already& established and did not outright oppose any expansion of it. Thus, he believed, southerners whose position on& slavery was less extreme could be brought along with him, isolating and marginalizing the "fire-eaters."& In February 1850, Taylor held a stormy conference with extreme southern leaders who threatened secession. He& told them that if necessary to enforce the laws, he personally would lead the army south and persons "taken in& rebellion against the Union, he would hang...with less reluctance than he had hanged deserters and spies in Mexico."& A few months later he died mysteriously and his successor scrapped his plan and signed the Compromise of& 1850. Taylor's family still remains convinced he was poisonsed.

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        Konvolut von 26 (davon 2 doppelt), bei Helfter als "Fliegende Blätter" bezeichnete radikale Flugblätter der Wiener Revolution

      Wien, Lell, bzw. Ludwig, bzw. Druck der a. p. Kunstanstalt, 1848.. Jeweils ca. 30 x 24 cm. Die `Fliegenden Blätter` erschienen zwanglos und ohne erkennbares Schema, mitunter mehrere an einem Tage, im Format 4, die Herausgeber und Drucker wechselten, nachweisbar sind sie bis zum 25. Oktober 1848" (Deutsches Historisches Museum in seiner Online-Präsentation; nur 1 Blatt vorhanden); Helfert S. 223: "Welche Rohheit, welche Verwilderung sich der Gemüther der großen Menge bemeisterte, zeigte unter anderm der reißende Absatz den die im September entstandenen `Fliegenden Blätter` jetzt fanden ... Eines dieser Blätter erlebte vier Auflagen - vielleicht fünf oder sechs, aber ich kenne und besitze nicht mehr -, und welches? Das gräulichste von allen: die Leiche Latour`s in Lumpen gehüllt vom Gas-Candelaber herab hängend!!!" - - - Neben diesem besonders bemerkenswertem Flugblatt befinden sich u. a. die folgend genannten in vorliegender Sammlung: "Brutale, rohe und barbarische Handlung eines Nationalgarde-Bezirkschefs von Mariahilf" (doppelt vorhanden); "Wie die Fürsten und Könige selber das Feuer der Revolution schüren und zur hellen Lohe blasen, um Ursache zu finden, - durch Bajonette und Kanonendonner ihre alte Herrschaft wieder zu erringen" (doppelt vorhanden); "Der Gardist und seine junge Frau"; "Der Menschenfresser"; "Selbst die Hölle hasst den Zopf"; "Wie die Camarilla den russischen Eisbären in`s Land locken möchte"; "Metternich gestorben!!"; "Barrikadenkampf in Frankfurt"; "Abbildung des Anführers einer räuberischen Horde, wie er von seinen eigenen Leuten ermordet wird" - - - - Das den laternisierten Latour zeigende Blatt gefaltet und 42 x 26 cm groß. - Tls. fleckig und gebrauchsspurig, bei einigen Blättern an den Ränder kleinere Läsuren. 2 Blätter mit Ausriss, bzw. Ausschnitt, ohne Textverlust. Ein Blatt stark beschnitten.

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        New York - Arrivee du Paquebot Transatlantique

      Paris: E. Savary, 1848-50. Hand-coloured lithograph by Auguste Bry. 13 x 19 inches. 18 1/4 x 24 1/4 inches. Louis LeBreton was a surgeon in the French Navy from 1836-48. During that period he made several very long expeditions including Dumont d'Urville's second circumnavigation (1837-40) aboard the Astrolabe. During that journey and on subsequent trips, he made drawings and watercolor views of noteworthy places, including Sacramento and San Francisco, New Orleans and Boston, Rio de Janeiro, sites in Oceania, New Zealand and Africa, as well as this view approaching New York. LeBreton's drawings served as a source for a portfolio of hand- coloured lithographic prints made by Auguste Bry and published by E. Savary about 1850. LeBreton's watercolors of the Astrolabe voyage were exhibited at the Salon de Paris during the years 1841-48. The boat in this New York scene is a paddlewheel steamship-triple masted sailing ship: the smoky, dangerous transitional boats that ultimately became all steam and built of steel. We see it steam, pumping out a black funnel of smoke, towards the East River, Fort William on Governor's Island on the right, Fort Clinton at the Battery on the left. As we look at the city, there are a number of fanciful architectural additions mixed with the buildings that were actually there. This is however clearly based on first-hand impressions. The scene the visitor to New York in the 1840s encountered would have been nearly overwhelming. There were far more boats in the Harbor than there are today. The lower portion of the island was lined with piers and warehouses. There was an immense amount of activity , both import and export, rapidly establishing New York as the primary American port. LeBreton, in a characteristically French way, added elegant turrets and spires and made the warehouses more evocative than they can have been, but in all communicating a true impression of a city exuding energy. Reps, Views and Viewmakers, #2654

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        Five Years in China; from 1842 to 1847. With an account of the Occupation of the Islands of Labuan and Borneo by Her Majesty's Forces

      London.: Bentley & Son.. 1848.. Colour frontispiece, black and white engravings in text, 405pp, appendix. Full calf binding a little worn in places, particularly on upper join. Inscribed by the English Liberal politician and landowner Henry Hobhouse to a young friend on his leaving Eton in 1867. Text very clean and sound. A pleasing copy. Forbes was a well-travelled naval officer with wide experience of many parts of the globe from his varied service postings. He was an energetic walker and a keen observer of humanity, and his detailed descriptions of what he saw in China, mainly in and round Shanghai, and afterwards in Borneo, including the occupation of Labuan as a British possession in 1847, are most valuable to the historian. Sadly, he disappears from history after his posting to the West Coast of Africa on anti-slavery cruises, probably falling victim to its deadly climate. Lust 369. Cordier 2371. .

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        Remarks on the superinduction of anaesthesia in natural and morbid parturition, with cases illustrative of the use and effects of chloroform in obstetric practice

      Boston: William B. Little & Co., Chemists & Druggists, 1848. 8vo (22 cm; 8.5"). 48 pp. Sole American edition. Simpson (1811–70) a Scots physician educated at Edinburgh, pioneered the use of anesthetics in obstetrics, despite the opposition of the medical establishment who seemed to believe that pain was essential to the birthing process, or ordained by God. This paper was first read before the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh in December, 1847. => The work ends with an appendix not found in the Edinburgh editions, offering letters on the use of chloroform written by several members of the medical profession. Heirs of Hippocrates 1765; Osler 1461. Removed from a nonce volume, without the wrappers; (very) limited spotting to a few leaves including title. Very good.

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        TRAITÈ COMPLET DE L' HYSTÈRIE 1848 Seconde Edition

      - Paris & Londres . H. Bailliére . 1848 . Seconde édition , conforme à celle de 1846 . Broché in-8 , 142 x 227 m/m , de VIII + 402 pages et 2 pages . Manque 6 feuilles ( Pages 403-414 ) des observations et 2 feuilles de table ( pages 416-420 ), remplacées par des photocopies . Mouillure claire au milieu de la couverture & titres , sinon de toute fraicheur, en tres grande partie non coupé . Ouvrage rarissime . Dans MADAME BOVARY, Gustave FLAUBERT a utilisé le Traité de LANDOUZY pour décrire les symptomes de l' "hystérie" de EMMA. Ses allusions au tempérament " nerveux " de celle-ci sont tirées d'un chapitre de ce traité .( Florence VATAN ) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED BY THOMAS HART BENTON, DISCUSSING THE FRENCH REVOLUTION OF 1848]

      Washington. March 28, 1848.. [2]pp., plus integral blank. Folio. Old fold lines. Lightly soiled. About very good. In a tan cloth folder, gilt leather label. Letter written by Senator Thomas Hart Benton to "Messrs. Stubbs, Ennis, Sheaham, &c., a committee, &c.," discussing the French Revolution of 1848, in which he mentions the Marquis de Lafayette's desire for democracy for the French people. The Revolution of 1848 saw an end to the French monarchy and the beginnings of the Second Republic. The Republic, however, lacked strong organization and leadership, and in 1851, President Louis Napoleon disbanded the elected assembly and declared himself Napoleon III. The second French empire would last until 1871, when the Third Republic was established, lasting until World War II. In 1848, however, feelings were high and positive, as shown in this letter by Benton. He writes: "Above fifty years ago Lafayette said to the Constituent Assembly of France: 'For a people to be free, it is sufficient that they will it.' These brief, but profound words, have just had their impressive realization on the very spot on which that disciple of Washington spoke them. The French Revolution of 1848 is one of Will. The People willed it! and it came! and the first act of the Provisional Government, for the future government of France, is one of deference to the national Will. A national election is ordered, and the whole question of their future government is referred to the votes of the French people. If, in that election, the expression of the national Will shall correspond with its present manifestation, then the fate of France is fixed by those who have a right to fix it, and wo[e] to the sacrilegious hand that touches this work." Thomas Hart Benton (1782- 1858) was a Missouri Senator and statesman who served in the U.S. Senate for thirty years, during the crucial years leading up to the Civil War (1821-1851). Prior to his service in the Senate, he fought in the War of 1812 and fought several duels - including one sword and pistol brawl with Andrew Jackson, though he later became a Jackson supporter and a staunch Democrat. He broke with his party, however, over slavery and secession, staunchly arguing for preservation of the Union.

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        1848 French Issue Murray Guide: Handbook for Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont

      Paris: l Maison, 1848. Hardcover. Very Good. Handbook for Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont, 1848, French issue of 3rd edition, lxvii 407pp, original blind stamped cloth titled in gilt with a folding map at rear, a panorama of Mont Blanc with text, and a bookseller's (ITINERAIRES-RICHARD) label on front pastedown. The text is in English. Publisher's purple cloth binding, gilt lettering and blindstamped designs to spine and front board. Interesting mid 19th century travel guide. Includes folio folding view of the Alps at pg. 320 and a folding b&w map at rear. This edition is slightly larger than the English edition and measures c. 4 3/4" W x 7 1/2" H. Mostly clean condition. Boards somewhat toned and gently edge-worn, spine cloth and gilt faded, cloth splitting along the joints so that the spine cloth is a bit loose (although still well attached), textblock very gently but uniformly toned, endpapers browned. VG- overall condition. Lister (#56) indicates the French editions are listed in Bibliotheque Nationale but only the 1850 edition has been seen and paginated. This edition has the same pagination as noted by Lister but has not been seen.

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        Hare-Indian Dog [Pl. 132]

      New York: J.J. Audubon, 1848. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by J. T. Bowen of Philadelphia. (Small chips to three corners). 21 1/16 x 27 1/4 inches. A fine image of the Hare Indian Dog, from the greatest illustrated natural history work to be produced in America during the nineteenth century. "This Dog resembles the Wolf more than the Fox. It is more domestic than many of the Wolf-like dogs of the plains. The Indians north of the Great Lakes use it in hunting, but not as a beast of burden or for draught." (Quadrupeds, II, p.58) This very fine plate is from the folio edition of John James Audubon's The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, produced entirely in the United States. The work was to be John James Audubon's last, and by 1846 he had to hand over the drawing of the final 50 or so plates to his sons, John Wodehouse and Victor Audubon. The final parts of this work of national importance were published after his death in 1851, but the images remain as a final fitting memorial to the greatest American wildlife artist who ever lived. The production of the Quadrupeds was begun by John James Audubon and his sons at about the same as the commercially-successful octavo edition of The Birds of America. Unlike the double-elephant folio, the Quadrupeds was produced entirely in the United States. William Reese notes that "By 1843 the Audubon family business was a well-oiled machine, involving John James, his two sons,... and various in-laws and friends. The octavo Birds was still in production when J.T. Bowen began to produce the plates for the elephant folio edition of the Quadrupeds, the largest successful color plate book project of 19th- century America. It took the family five years to publish 150 plates in thirty parts. The massive project was a commercial success, thanks to the close management of Victor. There were about three hundred subscribers." (Stamped with a National Character pp.58-59) Cf. Bennett, p. 5; cf. Reese Stamped With A National Character 36; cf. Sabin 2367; cf. Wood, p. 209

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        Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A.: With Selections from his Journals and Correspondence. 2 Volumes

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1848. Hard Cover. Very Good. Hard Cover. 8vo. This is the UNCOMMON FIRST EDITION of renowned writer Wilkie Collins';s first book, a biography of his father, published when he was only 24. The biography was completed the year after his father, the noted artist William Collins, died. According to Gasson';s Wilkie Collins: An Illustrated Guide, William Collins had always intended for his son to write his biography. To an extent, William';s journals, correspondence, and notes were written with this in mind. Wilkie also received assistance from his father';s friends. The book received generally good reviews, and was praised by writers such as Maria Edgeworth and Walter de la Mare. Wilkie's first novel, Antonina, was published in 1850. Very good in contemporary three-quarter brown leather that has some scuffing and rubbing, with marbled boards and end papers, gilt title, and rules on spine, and gilt to top edges. The interior pages are clean and solid. Includes an engraved portrait of William Collins, and the volumes are extra-illustrated by the insertion of 57 plates by many artists of the period. Volume I has xii, 348 pages; Volume II has vi, 354 pages. BIO/091507 This set may require an extra shipping fee.

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        Official list of officers who marched with the Army under the command of Major General Winfield Scott, from Puebla upon the City of Mexico ... and who were engaged in the battles of Mexico

      Mexico: American Star Print, 1848. Oblong small 4to. (8 x 10 1/4 inches). [24]pp., errata slip pasted to verso of the title. 1 lithographic map of the Battles of Mexico. Original oatmeal-coloured paper wrappers, the upper cover with letterpress title (repaired tears to the upper cover). First and only edition of a scarce work which was "printed on the occupying army's own press" (Howes). The text, in the form of detailed tables, lists the officers with Scott, where they were employed, and whether they were killed, wounded, or distinguished themselves, including, on the first page, Robert E. Lee as the second in command of the Engineer Corps. This copy includes the plan of the battles in the vicinity of Mexico City, which is often lacking. The inside lower cover includes a letterpress printed extract of Scott's summary of the casualties and the magnitude of the victory. Garrett, p.131; Haferkorn, pp.53-54; Howes S243, "aa"

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        Trattato Delle tre Potesta, Maritale, Patria e Tutelare del Sig

      1848. Chardon, [Olivier Jacques] [1762-1846]. Lombardi, Antonino, Editor. Cafaro, Fortunato, Editor. Trattato Delle tre Potesta, Maritale, Patria e Tutelare del Sig. Chardon. Arricchito di Tutte le Quistioni Esaminate nel Trattato dei Diritti delle Mogli, Del Cubain; Nel Codice della Minorita, Ec., Del Marchand; E nel Trattato della Minorita, Ec., Del Magnin; Non che Della Giureprudenza e Legislazione Belga. 1. Versione Italiana su la Edizione Belga del 1844, Di Antonino Lombardi, Accomodata Alle Leggi ed Alla Giureprudenza del Regno Delle Due Sicilie, Ed Arricchita di Note per le Cure di Fortunato Cafaro. Naples: Presso G. Pedone Lauriel/G. Dura, 1848. Three parts in one, each with title page and individual pagination. Main texts in parallel columns. Royal octavo (10" x 6-1/2"). Quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt-edges raised bands and gilt title to spine, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, hinges cracked. Negligible toning to text, occasional light foxing, internally clean. * Only Italian edition. Edited for the post-Napoleonic Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, which had a system based on French law, this book collects three treatises on family law by the French jurist Chardon. Part One: husband and wife; Part Two: parent and child; Part Three: guardian and ward. OCLC locates 2 copies in North America (at the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library).

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

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. green pictorial wrappers. Near fine in green/blue chemises in matching, Fine cloth slipcases. /No Dust Jacket. Hablot .K. Browne. 22 x 14 cm. 20 parts in 19 illustrated with forty plates by Hablot K. Browne [Phiz]. Perhaps most notable, the illustrations, usually darkened and foxed, are generally clean, the text as well. 12 line errata slip in part 5, the "Dombey & Son Advertiser" in all parts, and other inserted advertisements. First issue of part 14. with "if" omitted from line 9. page 26, but page 431 numbered. The other misprint noted by Hatton & Cleaver are present: part 11, page 324 "Capitan" for "Captain." ECKEL. pp. 74-76. "Under his contract with Bradbury & Evans his profits were 75 per cent, so this netted him for the first six months 2,200 pounds......financial worriment ceased." Dickens approached this work with more careful planning than his earlier novels. Some critics place it as the first of the later novels. HATTON & CLEAVER. pp.223-250. YALE/GIMBEL. A102. Bookplates in chemises, overall bright and very fresh set.

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        The Book of Modern Gems 3 Volume Leatherbound Set The Poets and Artists of Great Britain 1848

      London: Henry G. Bohn. Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued. 1848. Hardcover. 3 Volume Leatherbound Set. Very light shelfwear, else Very Good Plus condition. Volume 1: 304 pages, Chaucer to Prior. Volume 2: 302 pages, Pomfret to Bloomfield. Volume 3: 304 pages, Book of Gems of Modern Poets. Hubbes spines. Elaborate gold gilt design. Gold gilt page edges. Published by Henry G. Bohn, London. Volumes 1 and 2 - 1848 and Volume 3 - 1849. J. Wright binder. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 910 pages .

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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.

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