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        Views Of The Interior And Exterior Of Windsor Castle

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

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        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.

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        Physiologie du gout ou méditations de gastronomie trascendante

      Physiologie du gout ou méditations de gastronomie trascendante. Ouvrage theorique, historique et a l?ordre du jour. Dédié aux gastronomes parisiens. Précédée d?une notice par Alph. Karr. Dessins de Bertall. Paris, Gabriel De Gonet, s.d. (1848). In 8vo; pp.XXIII,416. Mezzo marocchino coevo, dorso a cordoni, titolo in oro. Otto tavole sur chine fuori testo incise in acciaio con scene d?allegorie gastronomiche. Moltissime illustrazioni silografate anche a mò di testate, finaletti, capilettera. Raffinata iconografia che interpreta mirabilmente quest?opera considerata giustamente la più classica della moderna gastronomia. Vicaire, 118.

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        The Rocky Mountains from the Columbia River looking N.W

      [London]: Dickinson & Co., [1848]. Lithograph printed in colours, with additional hand-colouring and touches of gum arabic. Good condition. 13 x 20 1/2 inches. An important image of the American west before it was touched by Western civilization: the Rockies 'capped and dazzling in their white mantle of snow' (Warre). Henry James Warre was an English army officer who was assigned to Canada, where he examined and reported on river communications between Montreal and the Red River settlements in the Oregon Territory, and points beyond. He left Montreal in May, 1845, and returned there in July of the following year. The best of the sketches he made during the expedition were published in Warre's Sketches in North America and the Oregon Territory (London: 1848), which also included a map and narrative text, 'Sketch of the Journey'. The present image is one of the best prints from this spectacular work. . In the 'Sketch of the Journey' he writes: 'At fort Colville, we again embarked in boats to ascend the Upper Columbia river to the Boat Encampment, a distance of 250 miles. We abandoned the boats at this point, and commenced on foot, the ascent of the Rocky Mountains. We had for many days been surrounded by magnificent mountains... The mountains are about 10,000 feet in height, unequalled in any part of Switzerland for the ruggedness of their peaks and beauty of form, capped and dazzling in their white mantle of snow'. Cf. Abbey Travel II, 656; cf. Graff 4543; cf. Howes W-114; cf. Sabin 101455; cf. Smith 10727; cf. Stokes, 1846-F-76 and 1846-F-78; cf. Tooley (1954) 500; cf. Wagner-Camp 157

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        Manuscript of "Biens domaniaux - Loi agraire de Rullus. [State Property: The Agrarian Law of Rullus.]"

      Undated. Nine pages of manuscript, complete, in French, for an article Dumas wrote for an Italian magazine on the uses of state property, and the agrarian laws proposed by the Roman Servilius Rullus. Rome used allotments of state-owned land to both colonize captured territory and as a way of relocating poor citizens away from Rome itself, to lessen the pressure they put on the government for social services and thus remove a possible source of social unrest. The Roman uses of state-owned property underlay much of the way the lands in Italy were ultimately developed, or not developed, which seems to have provided Dumas with the rationale for this article, which he brings into a modern context: at one point he cites Proudhon's statement in the French revolution of 1848 that property itself is a "public offense" and goes on to add that "property is theft" ("La propriété est un délit Public et ce que Mr Proudhon disait dans ce même Paris en 1848 (.) La propriété c'est le vol...").Written on rectos only, in black pen on blue paper, with the subtitle of the piece crossed out and a new subtitle written below it. Signed by Dumas. A substantial manuscript on a significant issue of social philosophy by Dumas, the author of such classics as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers. Fine. .

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        The Miracles of Our Lord

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

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        Die Gymnastik nach dem Systeme des schwedischen Gymnasiarchen P. H. Ling

      Berlin, Schroeder 1848 - 1851.. 4 in 2 Bänden. Mit gest. Frontispiz und 5 gefalt. lithograph. Tafeln. 4 Bll., LXIX, 1 Bl., 444 S.; 2 Bll., 218 S., 3 Bll., 136 S., 1 Bl., 4 Bll., 280 S. Lwd. d. Zt. mit Rückenverg., Vorderdeckel jeweils mit kl. goldgepr. Eignernamen D. F. Ehlers.

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        Thaten und Meinungen des Herrn Piepmeyer, Abgeordneten zur constituirenden Nationalversammlung zu Frankfurt am Main. 6 Hefte (= alles) in 1 Band

      Frankfurt, (Jügel 1848 - 1849).. Lithographischer Titel, 1 Bl. lithographischer Text und 49 lithographische Tafeln von Adolf Schrödter. HLwd. d. Zt. mit handschriftl. Deckeletikett. 21 x 28 cm.

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        The history of Barbados.

      London, 1848. xx + 722pp + 9 tinted plates. 1st ed., an overall clean copy with minor stains to plates and pages either side only, less than usually found, in old half calf. An important and scholarly study of the island's history.

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        Ahasverus.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1848. 158 s. Indbundet med de sjældne orig. omslag i senere privat papirbind med skindtitelfelt.. BFN 522

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        Loss and Gain

      London: James Burns 17 Portman Street Portman Square 1848 London: James Burns, 17 Portman Street, Portman Square, 1848. First edition. 12mo. 386 pp. Bound without terminal leaf of publisher's ads. Modern half cloth and green marbled boards, retaining an earlier morocco spine label; marbled edges. Name cut from top margin of title page, another removed from title with ink eradicator. Very good copy of a rare book. Sadleir 1825; Wolff 5096 "a very rare book"; Wolff, Gains and Losses, pp. 43-60 . The first work of prose fiction by the noted theologian, John Henry Newman (1801-1890), whose conversion to Catholicism in 1845 shook the Anglican church. A thinly disguised account of his conversion, Loss and Gain is the most important English religious novel of the nineteenth century and a key document in the history of the Oxford movement. It was widely reprinted and a subtitle was added in the later editions. Newman was made a Cardinal by Pope Leo XIII in 1879 "Newman himself was in the process of publishing (anonymously) his first novel, Loss and Gain: the Story of a Convert. The book is partly autobiographical ... The inconsistencies of the comprehensiveness of the Church of England and of Anglo-Catholicism are amusingly satirized in what are probably the most memorable parts of a novel of which the chief claim to originality lies in the introduction of a new kind of introspective self-questioning into English fiction (see K. Tillotson, Novels of the Eighteen-Forties, 1954). ... the most significant Roman Catholic theologian of the nineteenth century, [Newman] has also come to be seen as the most seminal of modern Catholic thinkers" (ONDB). Wolff writes, "it remains extraordinarily significant ... Newman's novels ... delighted his peers. But unquestionably they were too subtle, too intellectual, too profound, then as now." "By common consent, and in the considered opinion of Gerard Manley Hopkins and James Joyce, Newman was the greatest Victorian master of English prose," writes Anthony Kenny in this week's TLS (30 July 2010), where he reviews a recent biography, Newman's Unquiet Grave by John Cornwell, and considers the projected visit to England by Pope Benedict XVI for "the beatification (a last staging post on the path to sainthood) of John Henry Newman in September". The issues includes a second extensive article by Bernard Manzo, "The test of literature, John Henry Newman's holy imaginings", discussing Cardinal Newman's poems, two novels and essays. Rare

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        The Miracles of Our Lord

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

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        NEW BEDFORD And FAIRHAVEN SIGNAL BOOK. 1848

      New Bedford:: Augustus Taber. Press of Benjamn Lindsey.. [1848].. 8vo. 7-3/4" x 4-7/8". 1st edition thus, i.e., for this year. 91, [1 (blank)] pp. Lacks leaf with p. 41, the divisional t.p. for "Red & White".. Period brown cloth boards with modern respining with maroon leather. 'Signal Book' stamped in gilt to front board.. General binding wear. Browning & spotting to paper. Tipped-in. period advert to front paste-down, for ÒJohn Kehew, Navigation. Store.Ó PO pencil annotation to almost every page, showing updates,. deletions, additions. Some leaves with edgerash, and "Fairhaven. Signals' divisional title leaf lacks thumbsize piece to fore-edge. [not affecting text]. Withal, an About VG copy of a rare book.. New Bedford founded c. 1760, and from the War of 1812 through ~ 1860 was the nation's leading whaling port. This volume contains drawings of signal flags used by shipping agents of these towns, with lists of the vessels operated by each agent. Flags and lists are grouped by flag colors: red, white and blue; blue and white; red and white; red and blue; followed by a section of Fairhaven Signals, presented in the same schema; the book concluding with 11 pages of indexes to agents and vessel names. This particular copy further enriched with 21 additional hand-drawn / colored signals, on 7 pages in the Fairhaven portion, [presumably] added by the previous owner, "E. H. Woodbridge". Per a search of OCLC, Taber issued these Signal Books during New Bedford's heyday, i.e., fl. 1837 - 1855, however, OCLC does not record any copies of this particular year [they record 6 different publication years in the referenced 2 decades]. . Flags, usually 3 per leaf, printed recto only, hand colored [primarily red & blue].

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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.

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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 turnins, 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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        Lithographisches Sammelblatt nach J. Gottheil. Berlin, Lith. Anst. v. W. Loeillot. Altona, Uflacker, (vor 1848). Blatt mit 20 Ortsansichten im Tondruck. 46 x 64 cm (Blattgröße 55 x 72 cm).

      Klose/Martius, Schleswig 4.- Seltenes Blatt. Wegen des großen Formates sind nur noch wenige Exemplare erhalten.- Mit den schönen Ansichten verschiedenen Formates von Schleswig, Flensburg, Sylt, Föhr, Hadersleben, Apenrade, Eckernförde u.a.- Blatt leicht gebräunt, einige Randläsionen, davon ein Einriß ca. 1 cm im floralen Bildrahmen. Einige Stockflecken und ein 5 bis 7 cm breiter schwacher Feuchtrand auf der linken Bildseite.

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        Memoire en faveur de l'abolition de la peine de mort : adresse aux representants du peuple / par le docteur Felix Voisin, medicin en chef des alienes de l'hospice de Bicetre (1re section), membre de la Le´gion-d'Honneur, etc., etc

      Paris : Garnier Freres, Libraires. Au Palais National et Rue Richelieu, 1848. 1st Edition. Physical description. : 48 [i. E. 52] p. ; 22 cm. Notes: With a half title. Page 52 misnumbered 48. Subject: Capital punishment - France. Language: French. Very good paperback copy; edges somewhat slightly dust-dulled and nicked. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Wuthering Heights

      Harper and Brothers New York: Harper and Brothers. 1848. First. First American edition. Publisher's brown cloth, decorated and embossed in blind, and decorated and titled in gilt on the spine. Contemporary owner's name of Edwin Troxley Freedley ("E.T. Freedley May 12 / 48"), lacks the rear free endpaper, spine cloth worn down to the text block at the crown, some evidence (albeit small) of repair to the cloth on the spine, some foxing in the text, a good copy. Freedley was a Philadelphia-born author, mostly on business and technological subjects, particularly his important and bestselling Practical Treatise on Business (1852). A realistic alternative for collectors seeking the British edition, of which only a handful of copies have been offered in the past three decades, and which costs in excess of $150,000 when found. .

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        Evangeline, a Tale of Acadie

      Boston: William D. Ticknor & Company, , 1848. Sixth Edition. Duodecimo. Original dun cloth, title gilt to spine, large gilt floral wreath to the centre of both boards contained within blind panelling, cream surface paper endpapers. A little rubbed, head and tail of the spine chipped, short split at the head of the upper joint, hinges a little cracked, light toning, but overall very good. Sixth edition, one year after the first. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Sarah Butler from her friend, Fanny [Kemble,] December 25th/'45," and with the Butler Place bookplate to the front pastedown. Sarah was Fanny Kemble's elder daughter, named for her aunt, the great tragedienne Sarah Siddons. When Kemble's abolitionism forced her separation from her plantation-owning husband Pierce Butler, her daughters remained in his custody. In 1848 she was touring England, in an attempt to rehabilitate her career, when she was "… summoned to America, where her husband filed divorce proceedings on the grounds of desertion; batteries of expensive lawyers were hired on both sides, but Butler finally agreed to a settlement without the formality of a trial, to prevent revelation of evidence extremely embarrassing to him. It was a long and bitter divorce, but it was settled with surface amicability; Fanny was to have $2500 a year and access to the children, who were to live with their father. Butler tried every stratagem to keep from fulfilling the conditions, to the extreme pain of Fanny, who resumed her maiden name." (ODNB) An extremely emotive piece; a Christmas gift, inscribed in the midst of a highly-contested divorce, by a mother to her 13 year-old daughter, "her friend." A number of passages have been marked in the margins in pencil, including these lines; "Talk not of wasted affection, affection was never wasted;/ If it enrich not the heart of another, its waters, returning/ Back to their springs, like the rain, shall fill them full of refreshment…"

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        HISTOIRE ET COSTUMES ORDRES RELIGIEUX, Civils et Militaires (two volumes)

      Librairie Ethnographique, Paris, 1848. half calf, two volumes, large 8vo, spines with elaborate gilt decoration, gilt titles on red morocco labels, top corners of boardsof volume two bumped, corner pieces rubbed with some loss, tears to leather on lower side strip of volume two, all edges gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, 117 hand-coloured plates of religious figures in costume - mostly very good, some few with light discolouration or spotting, minor foxing to pre-lims, iv, 299 & 220, 68pp. Additional images supplied on request:

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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 (210 × 134 mm). Late 19th-century tan calf, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, blue endpapers, triple-line rules to boards, turn-ins, and top edge gilt. Frontispiece and 38 plates, illustrations throughout the text. Binding very lightly rubbed and scuffed, some light spotting to contents. An excellent copy. 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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        VANITY FAIR, A Novel without a Hero

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First Issue, with heading in rustic type on p.1, woodcut of the Marquis of Steyne on p. 336 (later omitted), & with the reading "Mr. Pitt" on page 453 (later "Sir Pitt"). Bound in half-leather and decorative boards lined in gilt, spine-tooled leather and raised bands, all edges and end papers decorated, numerous illustrations on steel and wood by the author. There is some light wear to the cover edges, very mild age toning and/or scattered foxing to page margins, otherwise this is a very clean, bright, near fine copy of this English novelist's most well known work, a satirical novel about London life. VIEW IMAGE. First Edition. Hard Cover. Illus. by Thackeray, William Makepeace.

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America, with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs. Embellished with one hundred and twenty portraits from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington

      Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1848-1849-1850. 3 volumes, octavo. (10 3/16 x 6 1/2 inches). 120 hand-coloured lithographed plates, many heightened with gum arabic, by J.T. Bowen chiefly after Charles Bird King, 1 hand-coloured dedication "To the memory of Washington" bound as a frontispiece to vol.I (the 'Hunting the Buffalo' plate and related text bound at the rear of vol.I). (Scattered foxing to the text and tissue guards, the plates generally clean). Contemporary black morocco gilt, covers bordered in gilt and blind and with a large centrally placed gilt arabesque, spines with semi-raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and fourth, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, yellow endpapers, gilt edges (expert restoration to the spines). The first octavo edition of McKenney and Hall's classic work. After six years as Superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the Western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the Native Americans for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney set out to improve the administration of Indian programmes in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1829, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. He was joined by James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer and, from 1833, Cincinnati banker, who had written extensively about the west. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the North American Indians. The work is now famous for its colour plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors and squaws of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates) or worked up by King from the watercolours of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. All but four of the original paintings were destroyed in the disastrous Smithsonian fire of 1865 so their appearance in this work preserves what is probably the best likeness of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the early 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. Bennett p.79; Howes M129; Sabin 43411

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        HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS. EMBELLISHED WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY PORTRAITS FROM THE INDIAN GALLERY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF WAR, AT WASHINGTON

      Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1848/1849/1850.. Three volumes. 120 handcolored lithographed plates, many heightened with gum arabic, by J.T. Bowen chiefly after Charles Bird King, one handcolored lithographed dedication leaf "To the memory of Washington." Contemporary red morocco, embossed panels, spines gilt, gilt inner dentelles, neatly rebacked with original spines laid down, a.e.g. Light scattered toning and foxing. Very good. In a cloth slipcase. The first octavo edition of McKenney and Hall's classic work, first published in large folio format in 1836-44, and first appearing in smaller format in the present edition. This octavo edition was reprinted many times, but this first is by far the best for quality of printing and coloring of the plates. After six years as superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the American Indians for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827 he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with American Indian tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1839, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years he was joined by James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer, and from 1833 Cincinnati banker, who had written extensively about the West. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the North American Indians. The work is now famous for its color plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors and squaws of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates) or worked up by King from the watercolors of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. All but four of the original paintings were destroyed in the disastrous Smithsonian fire of 1865, so their appearance in this work preserves what is probably the best likeness of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the early 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. HOWES M129. BENNETT, p.79. SABIN 43411.

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        Autograph musical quotation signed "S. Thalberg"

      4 bars in 2/4 dated London, May 20, 1848. Notated in ink on a slip of music manuscript paper with decorative border (London, J. & F. Harwood) 82 x 204 mm., cut down from a larger sheet. Slightly worn; rust stains from early paper clip just touching notation; small tear at blank upper margin not affecting notation; remains of former mount to two edges of verso. . "Together with Liszt, Thalberg must be ranked as the greatest virtuoso pianist of the mid-19th century..." Robert Wangermèe in Grove online

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        Tenant of Wildfell Hall, The

      1848. first edition. One of the First Modern Feminist NovelsNo. 1 on Sadleir’s list of “Comparative Scarcities”"A Portrait of Debauchery That Is Remarkable"[BRONTË, Anne]. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. By Acton Bell. In Three Volumes. London: T.C. Newby, 1848.First edition, first issue, of Anne Brontë’s second novel, with all of the flaws noted by Smith. Three twelvemo volumes (7 3/4 x 4 13/16 inches; 197 x 122 mm.). [4], 358; [2], 366; [2], 342 pp. Complete with the excessively rare half-title in Volume I, but without the final leaf of advertisements in Volume I. No half-titles called for in Volumes II and III.Bound ca. 1900 by Rivière & Son (stamp-signed on the verso of the front free endpaper) in full tan polished calf. Covers with gilt triple fillet border and gilt corner ornaments, spine decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments with two brown morocco gilt lettering pieces, board edges ruled in gilt, turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, top edge gilt others uncut. With the armorial bookplate of Herbert S. Leon on the front pastedown of each volume. Housed in a custom made half tan calf clamshell case with raised bands and two green morocco lettering labels and felt-lined dividers.An exceptional copy of what Sadleir calls the rarest Brontë title in first edition, in any state whatsoever (No. 1 in Sadleir’s list of “Comparative Scarcities”). The Tenant is virtually unobtainable in an original publisher’s binding and is notoriously rare in any binding, in any condition. “This epistolary novel presents a portrait of debauchery that is remarkable in light of the author’s sheltered life. It is the story of young Helen Graham’s disastrous marriage to the dashing drunkard Arthur Huntingdon—said to be modeled on the author’s wayward brother Branwell—and her flight from him to the seclusion of Wildfell Hall. Pursued by Gilbert Markham, who is in love with her, Graham refuses him and, by way of explanation, gives him her journal. There he reads of her wretched married life. Eventually, after Huntingdon’s death, they marry” (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature).Condition details: Minimal foxing and mostly marginal soiling. Volume I with a tiny tear (1/8 inch) in the lower blank margin of D12 (pp. 71/72), not affecting text, and a faint dampstain in the outer margin of P6 (pp. 323/324). Volume II with small, very neat paper repairs to the outer blank margin of D7 (pp. 65/66) and F7 (pp. 109/110), a small faint stain in the upper corner of G3-G7 (pp. 129-138), and a small paper flaw in the upper blank margin of G6 (pp. 135/136). Volume III with a faint stain in the upper margin of D4 and D5 (pp. 55-58), a tiny tear in the outer margin of G3 (pp. 125/126), a short tear neatly repaired in the upper margin of G6 (pp. 131/132), and a tiny tear in the outer margin of P4 (pp. 323/324). Smith, Brontë, 4. Parrish, p. 91.

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        CATLIN'S NOTES OF EIGHT YEARS' TRAVELS AND RESIDENCE IN EUROPE, with His North American Indian Collection: with Anecdotes and Incidents of the Travels and Adventures of Three Different Parties of American Indians Whom He Introduced to the Courts of

      New York, NY: Burgess, Stringer, & Co., 1848. Two volume set. Vol. I: [ii] half title], xvi, 296 pages of text. Illustrated with a frontis, plates numbered 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7. Vol. II: xii (including half-title), 336 pages of text. Illustrated with plates numbered 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24. Total of 22 plates in black & white. Half leather binding with black leather corners and spine; spine with six compartments with gilt ruling, with title and author lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Minimal shelfwear; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Title continues "...England, France and Belgium. In Two Volumes Octavo." An attractive set, apparently the first American edition. There is no list of plates contained in this work. Although the final plate is numbered 24, there is no indication that two plates were removed. Remarkably clean text and plates. George Catlin (1796-1872). Sabin 11533. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Jane Eyre: An Autobiography edited by Currer Bell

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Poor with no dust jacket. 1848. First American Edition. Hardcover. Binding very fragile. Quarter-leather marbled boards separated from text block but present. Leather at spine is missing. Pages tanned, foxed, some are soiled. Text pages are printed in two column format. ; Charlotte Brönte's novel, published under her nom de plume, Currer Bell. ; 9.25" tall; 174 pages .

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        Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

      London: Smith Elder & Co., 1848. Three volumes in original brown cloth gilt lettered on spine and embossed on front, rear panels and spine. Second Edition so stated . Vol 1: pp. 1-9 - opinions of the press, i-xi, 303, with 32 pp of ads dated April 1847 and catalogue October 1847. Vol 2: pp. 304. Vol 3: pp. 304. Repairs to cloth at head and heels of each of the spines. Some strengthening to hinges o/w very little work done on these books. The second edition perhaps as rare as the first and certainly uncommon in original cloth. Lovely copies. . Second Edition. Cloth. VG+. 8 Vo.

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        Jane Eyre: An Autobiography edited by Currer Bell

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Poor with no dust jacket. 1848. First American Edition. Hardcover. Binding very fragile. Quarter-leather marbled boards separated from text block but present. Leather at spine is missing. Pages tanned, foxed, some are soiled. Text pages are printed in two column format. ; Charlotte Brönte's novel, published under her nom de plume, Currer Bell. ; 9.25" tall; 174 pages .

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        LEAVES FROM THE JOURNAL OF OUR LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS.

      [HELPS, ARTHUR, ed.]  LEAVES FROM THE JOURNAL OF OUR LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS, 1848 TO 1861.  [London: Smith, Elder and Co., ca. 1865.]  8vo.  Original dark green cloth, ruled in gilt.  T.e.g.  Eleven mounted albumen prints of Scottish views, four engraved plates, several other illustrations in the text.  Light wear to one lower corner, some foxing of plates (not affecting images).  A fine copy.ONE OF 63[?] COPIES FOR PRIVATE DISTRIBUTION PRIOR TO PUBLICATION, signed, inscribed and dated October 4, 1865 at Balmoral, Scotland by Queen Victoria.  Inscribed copies of the pre-publication issue are extremely scarce.To view the full description of this item, please contact us. 

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        Dombey and Son

      1848. first edition. The Renowned Kenyon Starling - William Self CopyExtremely Scarce in the Original Cloth BindingDICKENS, Charles. Dombey and Son. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First edition in book form, first state following all points in Smith. The Kenyon Starling - William Self copy. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in; 222 x 138 mm). xvi, [1, errata], [1, blank], 624 pp. Engraved frontispiece, titlepage, and thirty-eight plates after Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz").Publisher's 'variant' binding of moderate green fine-diaper grain cloth; the front and back covers entirely stamped in blind with a thin double-line border which encloses a rectangular frame. The frame contains a loop-scroll design in each corner and a string of sixteen beads runs along its inner edge. A lineal globe-shaped design is stamped in the center of both covers. The spine is stamped in blind with a thick and thin band at the top and a thin and thick one at the bottom, between which there are three decorative rectangular panels, each containing a heart-shaped flower design in its center. The spine is lettered in gilt. Original pale-yellow coated endpapers. Spine very slightly faded, corners very slightly bumped with just a tiny amount of board show through. Otherwise the binding is as fresh as one could possibly wish for. Chemised in a half green morocco slipcase with the bookplate of William Self on the chemise.This binding variant is identical to the primary bindings for David Copperfield, Little Dorrit, and Bleak House - yet not noted by Smith. With the bookplates of Gilfrid William Hartley, and William Self, and Dickens Centenary Testimonial label on front pastedown. Signature of the original owner "Eleanor Trotter September 11th 1859" on the front free endpaper.Note: The same signature dated "September 11th 1858" appears on the front free endpaper of the Kenyon Starling - William Self copy of David Copperfield (our inventory # DB-01692).When we acquired this copy, the front and rear inner hinges had started to split. Once again we debated long and hard as to whether or not we should repair them. In the end we decided to show it to our restorer who has in fact 'yet again' performed an “eighth wonder of the world.” In all honesty if we did not say anything you would never know that either of the hinges had ever been touched. The book is now certainly the best that we have ever seen, of a title now very difficult to find in acceptable original condition. Dombey and Son originally appeared as a serial in twenty numbers bound in nineteen parts from October 1846 - April 1848. This edition in book form was issued on April 12, 1848."The Kenyon Starling Library of Charles Dickens is among the finest in private hands, both in terms of its depth, breadth and quality. It includes many books from the legendary Dickens libraries over the last century, including George Barr McCutcheon (1926), Dickens biographer Thomas Hatton (sold 197; 1933), George Ulizio (1931), Lewis A. Hird (1953), and Comte Alain de Suzannet (1971)...Starling was a connoisseur who sought the finest, rarest, and most important copies for his collection" (Christie's). The late film and television producer William E. Self was a serious collector of Dickens when he met Kenyon Starling. The two, both born and raised in Dayton, OH, began as competitors and ended as the closest of friends. Without heirs and wishing his library to rest where it would be most appreciated, Starling willed his collection to the Self family. Smith I:8. Sadleir 687. Woolf 1798. Christie's, The William E. Self Family Collection Part One: The Kenyon Starling Library of Charles Dickens, April 2, 2008, lot 130.

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        Der Radikale. Abendzeitung für das In- und Außland. Reacteur: Alfred Julius Becher. Nr. 1 - 111 (alles Erschienene!)

      Wien, Klopf und Eurich 1848.. 414 S. HLwd. d. Zt. Folio.

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        Nord-Amerikas Indianer

      Stockholm: P.G. Berg, 1848. 8vo., (10 2/8 x 7 inches). Half-title. Hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece and 22 other plates (some light occasional spotting). Contemporary half brown morocco, gilt (some wear to joints and corners, inner hinges reinforced); modern quarter brown morocco slipcase. Provenance: with the bookplate of Axel Jonsson Jr. on the front paste-down; with the bookplate of Jay T. Snider "Collection of Historical Americana", his sale 21st June 2005, lot 251. First edition of Catlin's works in Swedish. The text is an amalgam of an abridgement of Catlin's "Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians" (1841) and his "North American Indian Portfolio" (1844). George Catlin, an illustrator from Philadelphia, was the first artist to travel widely among the Plains Indians of North America and create an important body of paintings and graphics to illustrate their customs and artifacts. His purpose was both unselfish and romantic. He wanted, and labored unceasingly, to persuade his contemporaries that Native American culture should be honored and preserved. In 1827 he became the first artist to attempt the perilous journey up the Missouri River, and the first to create visual records of his experiences traveling among the Plains Indians of North America. The artist himself best expressed his goal in the preface to the first edition of his celebrated North American Indian Portfolio in 1844: "The history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." Graff 630; Howes C-243; Sabin 11539; Wagner-Camp-Becker 84:14. Catalogued by Kate Hunter.. Book.

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        Skandinaviens hällristningar, arkeologisk afhandling.

      Stockholm, P. G. Berg, 1848. 153 + (1) s. 32 planscher numrerade 1-45 varav 14 utvikbara. Bunden i ett senare grönt halvklotband med marmorerade pärmar. 30,5 X 23,5 cm. Inlagan, inklusive planscherna, är delvis fuktfläckade i både övre och nedre marginal. En utvikbar plansch med reva

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        Skandinaviens Hällristningar. Arkeologisk Afhandling.

      Forläggaren P. G. Berg, Stockholm 1848. 4to. 1 udfoldelig planche mærket A+B + (4) + 153 sider + 32 plancher med 45 tavler, heraf 13 udfoldelige. Indbundet i et nydeligt senere hellærredsbind med skindtitelfelt på ryggen. Blokken er gulplettet bogen igennem, men plancherne er pæne, hele og rene. Et meget nydeligt eksemplar.. Et nydeligt eksemplar af dette tidlige værk over de skandinaviske helleristninger. Tydningen af disse sære tegn har givet mange både grå hår i hovedet og især anledning til mere eller mindre fantastiske fortolkninger op gennem tiderne, men i starten og midten af 1800-tallet begyndte man at få greb om betydningen af tegnene og man begyndte at systematisere det videnskabelige arbejde, og så tog det fart med at begribe disse smukke og sære tegn, der findes mange steder i den skandinaviske natur

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        Sinks of London Laid Open: a Pocket Companion for the Uninitiated, to Which is Added a Modern Flash Dictionary Containing all the Cant Words, Slang Terms, and Flash Phrases Now in Vogue. with a List of the 60 Orders of Prime Coves . .. the Whole Forming a True Picture of London Life, Cadging Made Easy, the He-She Man, Doings of the Modern Greeks, Snooking Kens Depicted, the Common Lodging House Gallants, Lessons to Lovers of Dice, the Gaming Table Etc.

      Duncombe, London, 1848. 1st Edition. Embellished with humorous illustrations by George Cruickshank. The frontis is a folding pub scene in color and is particularly well preserved. Highly uncommon and scarce in this condition. Publisher's pebble-grained cloth, particularly good. Slightest suggestion only of dust-toning to the spine bands and board edges. An exceptionally well-presereved example. Scans on request.

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        Recherches dur les relations qui peuvent exister entre la forme cristalline, la composition chimique et le sens de la polarisation polaire. (+) Note sur la Cristallisation du soufre. (Memoir on the relation that can exist between crystalline form and chemical composition, and on the cause of rotatory polarization.)

      Paris, Victor Masson, Imprimerie de Bachelier, 1848. 8vo. Contemp. hcalf, raised bands, gilt spine. Very light wear along edges. Small stamps on verso of titlepage and on verso of plate. In "Annales de Chimie et de Physique", 3me Series - Tome XXIV. (6),512 pp. and 2 plates. (The entire volume offered). Pasteur's papers: pp. 442-459 a. pp. 459-460- 1 double-page folded engraved plate. Some scattred brownspots to first part of the volume, not affecting P's papers.. First full exposition of Pasteur's momentous and revolutionary discovery of "molecular assymetry" and founding the science of Polarimetry.The discovery was first announced by Pasteur in may 1848 by the printing of the preliminary report of only 4 short pages, in order to establish priority. The announcement - 4 pages - was published in Comptes rendus hebdomadaires de l'Académie des Sciences, Paris, Seance of May 15, 1848, 26 (21), 535-538 (Published on May 1848)."In 1848....Pasteur studied the crystals of tartrates (one of the substances that exhibited the now-clockwise, now-counterclockwise effect) under the microscope and found that the xcrystasls were mirror images of the others. The two crystals resemmbled each other as a right-hand glove resembles a left-hand glove....This was a revolutionary discovery and it took some courage to announce it. A few years before, the well-known chemist Mitscherlich had studies the same tartrate crystals and declared them all to be identical. Pasteur was only a twenty-sic-year-old unknown. neverthelless he announced his findings and went before Biot to repeat the separation ofthe crystals before the eyes of the aged authority in the field. Biot was convinced and Pasteur received the Rumford medal of the Royal Society for his work....Pasteur had thus founded the science of polarimetry in which the measurements of the manner in which the plane of polarized light was twisted could be used to help to determine the structure of organic substance, to follow various chemical reactions, and so on."(Asimov). - Leicester & Klickstein "A Source Book of Chemistry", p. 374-379)

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        ALBUM DELLA GUERRA DELL?INDIPENDENZA ITALIANA. Al generoso popolo piemontese propugnatore dela libertà nazionale.

      In-16 (mm. 175x240), album oblungo in percallina rigida coeva, pp. (2),48, incluso il bel frontespizio figurato, in litografia a colori, con la scritta in testa ?La grande triade maggior del potere?. Il vol. è illustrato da 12 bellissime tavole, litografate e con coloritura a mano d?epoca, su disegni del bresciano Castellini, che descrivono scene della guerra: ?Presa del Ponte di Goito sul Mincio (1848) - Gli Austriaci abbandonano Goito (1848) - Ponte Visconteo sul Mincio fatto saltare da Napoleone nel 1796 / Castello Scaligero di Valleggio - Villaggio del Borghetto sul Mincio / Ponte saltato dagli Austriaci nell?aprile 1848 - La chiesa di Mozambano - Mozambano veduto discendendo da Valeggio - La valle del Mincio discendendo da Volta a Nord - Dintorni di Goito, il 31 maggio 1848 - Volta veduta dalla strada per Goito - Catena di Cacciatori Tirolesi / Le nostre posizioni a Rivoli - Anche le rive dell?Adige occupate dalle nostre truppe / La nostra artiglieria è diretta al punto dove i Cacciatori tentarono di discendere nella valle - Il Generale Alfonso della Marmora. L?egregio pittore Cerutti. S.A. Duca di Genova?. Su ICCU risulta che è posseduto solo dalla ?Biblioteca Reale di Torino?, con 11 tavv. Esempl. ben conservato, rarissimo.

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        Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell

      Lea and Blanchard Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard. 1848. First. First American edition of the authors' first book. Original pale green boards, rebacked, with original spine label preserved. Pencil name, label is a little tanned, some soiling and small stains to the boards, and some modest foxing, still a pleasing about very good copy of a fragile little volume. .

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        Christelige Taler. (4 Afdelinger).

      Kjøbenhavn, 1848. De 4 afdelinger i 4 ensartede mørkeblå blanke omsl. Alle 4 aldeles friske og rene. 103+74+96+77pp.The four parts bound separately in four later uniform dark blue wrappers. All four very nice and clean. 103+74+96+77pp.. Originaludgave. Himmelstrup 110.First edition. Himmelstrup 110

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        Recherches sur le Dimorphisme; (Memoire lu à l'Academie des Sciences, dans la séance du 20 mars 1848). (+) Note sur un travail de M. Laurent intitulé: Sur l'isomorphisme et sur les types cristallins.

      Paris, Victor Masson, Imprimerie de Bachelier, 1848. 8vo. Contemp. hcalf, raised bands, gilt spine. Very light wear along edges. Small stamps on verso of titlepage and on verso of plate. In "Annales de Chimie et de Physique", 3me Series - Tome XXIII. 512 pp. a. 4 plates. (The entire volume offered). Pasteur's papers: pp. 267-294 a. pp. 294-295, 1 double-page folded engraved plate. A few marginal brownspots to P.'s paper. Otherwise fine and clean.. First full exposition of Pasteur's first revolutionary paper on the discovery of "molecular assymetry" - also constituting his first published scientific paper. In order to secure priority, Pasteur announced his discoveries first in its preliminary form in a short paper of 4 pages in "Recherches sur le dimorphisme", Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l' Académie des Sciences, 20 mars 1848, XXVI, pp. 353-355. In the offered form it is the first full treatment of his discoveries."Pasteur came to the conclusion, on one hand, that all tartrates could be regarded as mutually isomorphic, but at the same time - based on Mitscherlich's work - that the sodium ammonium salts of both the tartaric and racemic acids also crystallized isomorphically, which in turn suggested that all racemic and tartaric salts would crystallice identically. An they do crystallice identically, albeit in a very special way Half the crystals of the racemic salts are characterized by a mirror-inverted form."(Hans-Werner Schütt in "Eilhard Mitscherlich")."Another discovery of great importence was made by Pasteur. In 1844 Mitscherlich had stated that the crystals of sodium ammonium tartrate and sodium ammonium racemate were identical, although solutions of the former were found to be active but those of the latter were inactive. Since this statement was contrary to his views on the relation between crystalline form and optical activity, Pasteur examined these salts and found, it is true, that the crystals of the tartrate resembled the other tartrates which he had examined i possessing hemihedral faces arranges in a similar manner. The crystals which was obtained from a solution of the inactive racemate, at the ordinary temperature, were also found, contrary to expectation, to have hmihedral faces...."(Alexander Findley in "A Hundred years of Chemistry", p.59-60).It is related that Pasteur, on making this discovery, rushed from his laboratory and, meeting the lecture assistant in physicss, embraced him, exclaming: "I have just made a great discovery! I have separated the sodium ammonium paratartrate into two salts of opposite action on the plane polarisation of light. The dextro-salt is in all rspects identical with the dextro-tartrate. I am so happy and overcome by suchnervous excitement that I am unable to place my eye again to the polariization apparatus.".Among other importent chemical papers the volume contains Gay-Lussac: Mémoire sur L'Eau Régale. Pp. 203-229

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        The PERPETUAL ALMANACK; or, Gentleman Soldier's Prayer Book: Showing how one Richard Middleton was taken before the Mayor of the City he was in, for using Cards in Church during Divine Service

      Catnach Printer 2 & 3 Monmouth Court 7 Dials. [London]:: Catnach, Printer, 2, & 3, Monmouth-Court, 7 Dials.. (n. d.).. 14-7/8" x 9-9/16". Ca 1820s. Single sheet, printed recto only.. Some edgewear & soiling, with some rash to upper right. Old paper. backing to sheet. A VG copy of a rare item.. Chatto, in his "Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards" [1848], states that the pack of cards has served as Òmoral monitor, and help to devotion. The most popular, and best known, of such devotions, or rather applications, is the entitled ÒThe Perpetual Almanack; or, Gentleman-Soldier's Prayer BookÓ É. noting its first publication believed to be Brussels, 1778, with many subsequent editions, usually in chapbook format. Chatto goes on to quote the entire text of the piece, stating his source as this very Catnach broadside. OCLC records 2 institutional holdings, neither in the United States. . Illustrated with 2 woodcuts under the mast-head title, each 2-1/4" x 3-1/8". Illustrative border of playing cards [45 cards total, plus an emblem in each of the lower corners].

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians: In a Series of Letters and Notes Written During Eight Years of Travel and Adventure Among the Wildest and Most Remarkable Tribes Now Existing

      Henry G. Bohn London Henry G. Bohn 1848 Seventh Edition g 2 volumes. Quarto. viii,264pp. viii,266pp. Original gold- and blind-stamped red cloth and spine. Gold illustration on front cover shows an Indian on a horse, illustration on spine is of a medicine man. Deckled page edges. Modern endpapers in both volumes. Frontispiece. Authoritative work on North American Indians by American painter, traveler and author, George Catlin (1796-1872). Following a brief career as a lawyer, he produced two major collections of paintings of American Indians and published a series of books chronicling his travels among the native peoples of the North, Central and South America. This publication is profusely illustrated with 360 reproductions of engravings from the original paintings from the author. With one fold-out map. Heavy age wear, staining and scuffing on bindings. Head and tail of spine bumped, corners worn. Tail of spine on Vol. I slightly chipped. Parts of edges frayed. Sporadic foxing throughout. Bindings in fair, interior in overall very good condition.

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        Dombey and Son. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne

      Bradbury and Evans London: Bradbury and Evans. 1848. First. First edition, later issue. Lacks half-title (as usual), with 8-line errata page, and the following issue points: in the title-page vignette, Capt. Cuttle"s hook is on his left arm; p. xv, no page entry for the frontispiece and vignette, and no quotation marks around "the Party" line 2; p. 14, ten lines up, "aint" has no apostrophe; p. 26, line 11 has "fidgetty"; on p. 40, "shewed" and "shew" instead of "showed" and "show"; p. 284, fifth and sixth lines from the bottom, "Delight" instead of "Joy"; "Capatin" instead of "Captain" last line p. 324; p. 582, the last line has no end period. Thick octavo. Forty illustrations (including frontispiece and title-page vignette) by Browne ("Phiz"). three-quarter calf and marbled papercovered boards. Bookplate of Henry Lomax Gaskell, some light foxing, spine rebacked with some mild restoration to covers, a sound, very good copy. .

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