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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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        Dombey and Son

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1848. Dealings with the firm of Dombey and Son. Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation. With illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo (205 × 134 mm). Mid-20th-century green half calf, spine elaborately gilt in compartments with two morocco labels (one red one burgundy), marbled sides with gilt and blind rules, beautifully patterned endpapers and all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece and half-title and 38 plates. Light rubbing to board edges, extremely minor spots or marks to a very few leaves, otherwise an excellent fresh copy. First edition, bound from the parts.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Leipzig, 20. I. 1848. - 1 S. Kl.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An den Verleger, Redakteur und Politiker Friedrich Daniel Bassermann in Heidelberg: "Beiliegend beehre ich mich Ihnen ein Document mitzutheilen, welches Sie hoffentlich in den Spalten Ihrer Zeitung mitzutheilen werth u[n]d geeignet finden werden. Das Vorwort werden Sie wohl beseitigen. Es war das für die Breslauer. Hier aber ist für diese Sachen kein Imprimatur zu bekommen. Da der Verfasser nicht genannt sein will, so behalten Sie gefälligst das Msc. zu seiner Disposition durch mich etwa 8 Wochen [.]". Die Versoseite mit personalisiertem Siegel "AR". Ohne das erwähnte Manuskript. MEGA III/2, 20, 21, 31, 83, 112, 193, 211, 251, 257, 269, 270, 284, 341, 348, 349, 372, 374, 448; III/3, 26, 98, 107, 214, 321, 379, 670; III/4, 13-16, 31, 37, 40, 48, 74, 79-82, 98, 104, 107, 117, 121, 139, 146-150, 153, 159, 160, 163, 164, 170, 171, 176, 183, 184, 187-191, 195, 197-199, 254, 256, 285, 297, 365, 368, 373, 392, 412, 417, 425, 493, 494; III/6, 25, 38, 39, 42, 47, 87, 106, 107, 142, 148, 153, 160, 195, 197, 228, 250, 251, 253-255, 272, 282, 297, 309, 318, 319, 368, 392, 405, 421, 431, 432, 454, 477, 485, 492, 501, 502, 529, 530, 552, 555, 566, 573, 585, 589, 609, 611.

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        Die Presse. Herausgeber: August Zang

      Wien, 3. Juli - 22. November, 1848.. Nrn. 1-25, 30-36, 47, 49, 51, 52, 54, 59, 62, 74, 79-84, 86, 97, 106, 108, 116, 119 und die Dreifachnummer 106 & 107 & 108. Jeweils gefalt. Bogen. Ungebunden. Folio. Großes Konvolut von Ausgaben aus dem ersten Jahrgang der noch heute wichtigen österreichischen Tageszeitung. - Beiliegt: Hütet Euch! Kauft ja nicht das Tageblatt die "Presse." (Wien), Lell (1848). Einblattdruck. 37,5 x 24,5 cm. - Vgl. ausführlich Helfert S. 106 zu den Warnungen vor der "Presse": "... ihr infernalisch aristokratischer Gestank dampft aus dem Riesen-Kreuzer-Folio". - Tls. etwas fleckig, mit üblichen leichteren Gebrauchsspuren.

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        Gothic Ornaments, Being a Series of Exemples of Enriched Details and Accessories of the Architecture of Great Britain. 2-vol. set (Complete)

      Published for the Proprietors by George Bell 1848-1850, London - Folio. IX, [1]pp (text), 104 leaves (plates), [4] leaves (Index); 27, [1]pp (text), 2 + 103 leaves (plates), [3] leaves (Index). Contemporary 3/4 olive morocco over olive cloth, with gold lettering on spines. Raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Additional illuminated title in each volume. Remarkable pictorial survey of Gothic architecture in Great Britain, exquisitely illustrated throughout with 209 magnificent chromolithographic plates showing examples of Doorways, Windows, Stone Capitals, Stone Knots, etc. Of the 209 plates, 42 are in full-color, often heightened in gold (including the 2 illuminated additional title pages). Some rubbing along edges with abrasion to leather. Both volumes have minor and sporadic damp-staining along paper margin (not affecting text or images). Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good to good+, plates in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Physiologie du gout ou méditations de gastronomie trascendante

      Gabriel De Gonet s.d. (1848) 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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        TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES [caption title]

      Washington: C.W. Fenton, [ca. 1848].. Broadside, 19 x 12 inches. Printed in three columns of dense text. Light foxing, primarily to top edge. Very good. Description of the design of the Washington National Monument, with an announcement from the Washington National Monument Society that construction has commenced with the laying of the cornerstone on July 4, 1848. Though the importance of memorializing George Washington had been recognized shortly after his death (Samuel Blodgett's broadside of 1801 aimed to accomplish the very same), it was during the 100th-year anniversary of his birth that gave renewed impetus to the attempts of the American people to celebrate his life and accomplishments. Inspired by his loyalty, patriotism, and selfless leadership during and after the Revolutionary War, concerned citizens gathered in 1833 and formed the Washington National Monument Society, the sole purpose of which was to erect a fitting monument in Washington's name. By 1836, Richard Mills had been chosen as the architect; but under heavy criticism of the design as well as the estimated cost, the project halted until 1848, when President Zachary Taylor laid the first cornerstone and construction finally began. By 1854 donations ceased and the project was once again stalled, and it was not until 1884 that Washington saw its monument complete. The present broadside describes the proposed monument in great detail, giving exact specifications for all its measurements and edifices: "This Design embraces the idea of a grand circular colonnaded building 250 feet in diameter, and 100 feet high, from which springs an obelisk shaft 70 feet at the base and 500 feet high, making a total elevation of 600 feet....In the centre of the Monument is placed the tomb of Washington, to receive his remains, should they be removed thither, the descent to which is by a broad flight of steps lighted by the same light which illumines his statue." Washington remained buried at Mount Vernon even after the Monument was finished. A handsome document describing the grand memorial to our Founding Father.

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        SCENERY OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS: WITH SIXTEEN PLATES, FROM THE DRAWINGS OF ISAAC SPRAGUE

      Boston: Wm. Crosby and H.P. Nichols, 1848.. 4 preliminary leaves, sixteen lithographic plates interleaved with corresponding leaves containing explanatory remarks. Folio. Original cloth, gilt device on front cover, rebacked in period style. Corners repaired, minute wear to rear cover. Faint dampstain to upper outer corner of one plate. Overall internally clean. Very good. A series of classic landscape views in New Hampshire and Maine, viz: 1) "The White Mountains"; 2) "Mount Crawford"; 3) "The Notch of the White Mountains"; 4) "The Lower Cascade of the Notch"; 5) "The Gate of the Notch"; 6) "The Falls of the Amonoosuck"; 7) "The Granite Cliffs of the Falls" (two views on one plate); 8) "The Franconia Notch"; 9) "Profile Mountain at Franconia"; 10) "The Profile Rock"; 11) "The Basin, in Lincoln, N.H."; 12) "The Flume, in Lincoln, N.H."; 13) "Nancy's Bridge"; 14) "Mt. Crawford, from the Notch" (two views on one plate); 15) "Mount Washington" (two views on one plate); and 16) "Mt. Washington, over Tuckerman's Ravine." HOWES O1, "b."

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        Scenery of the White Mountains (First Edition)

      Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1848. FIRST EDITION. Recent half brown morocco leather with faded purple cloth blind stamped gilt decorated and lettered on the front board. The boards have been laid and the book rebacked. Four raised bands with gilt rulling and tool work on spine. All edges gilt. Original brown endpages. From the drawings of Isaac Sprague. [4], 4pp. followed by 16 lithographic plates interleaved with corresponding leaves containing explanatory remarks. 1) "The White Mountains," 2) "Mount Crawford," 3) "The Notch of the White Mountains," 4) "The Lower Cascade of the Notch," 5) "The Gate of the Notch," 6) "The Falls of the Amonoosuck," 7) "The Granite Cliffs of the Falls" (two views on one plate), 8) "The Franconia Notch," 9) "Profile Mountain at Franconia," 10) "The Profile Rock," 11) "The Basin, in Lincoln, N.H.," 12) "The Flume, in Lincoln, N.H.," 13) "Nancy"s Bridge," 14) "Mt. Crawford, from the Notch" (two views on one plate), 15) "Mount Washington" (two views on one plate), and 16) "Mt. Washington, over Tuckerman"s Ravine." Plates 10, 11, 12 & 14 are by lithographs by Bufford, the rest are by Thayer. Some marginal dampstaining to a few plates and some light foxing to a couple of plates else very good. Benjamin W. Thayer and John Henry Bufford (1810-1870) were among America's most important earlier lithographers, both were successors to the pioneering William Pendleton. Isaac Sprague (September 5, 1811 - 1895), the artist who drew the scenes, was a self-taught landscape, botanical, and ornithological painter. He was America's best known botanical illustrator of his day. Photos can be e-mailed.. First Edition. Half Morocco Leather. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Hardcover.

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        Geschichte, Namen, Geschlecht, Leben, Thaten und Absterben der Bischöfe von Würzburg und Herzoge zu Franken, auch was während der Regierung jedes Einzelnen derselben Merkwürdiges sich ereignet hat. (Vortitel: Würzburger Chronik). 2 Bände in 1 Band.

      Bonitas-Bauer 1848-1849, Würzburg - Gr.-8vo. Mit 32 Lithographien auf Taf., 1 lithograph. Faltkarte, zahlreichen Textholzschnitten, Wappen u. Initialen sowie einem wiederholten Holzschnitt-Vortitel. XXIX, 898 S.; 3 Bl., 624 S., 1 w. Bl. Pp. d. Zeit m. geprägt. RSchild. Erste Ausgabe. - An d. Ecken u. Gelenken bestoßen. Rücken oben u. unten bis zum Buchblock abgegriffen, einige Abplatzungen am Überzugpapier. Name über d. 1. Frontispiz auf Titelbl. durchschlagend. Kl. Ausriß über 4 Bl. unter Verlust weniger Buchstaben. Stellenweise stockfleckig. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, COMMUNICATING...A REPORT AND MAP OF THE EXAMINATION OF NEW MEXICO, MADE BY LIEUTENANT J.W. ABERT...[wrapper title]

      Washington. 1848.. 132pp. plus folding map and twenty-four lithographed plates. Original printed yellow wrappers, neatly rebacked in matching paper. A number of text leaves with small repairs in the margins, not affecting text. Map with marginal repairs and a two-inch repaired tear in the left edge, within the map border but not affecting content. Very good, untrimmed. One of the great southwestern government- sponsored explorations, here in its earliest form, according to Wagner-Camp. The lithographed plates, attributed to Abert himself, include views of Santa Fe, Fort Marcy, San Felipe, the Pueblos, Indians, etc., and are among the most celebrated depictions of the region. The text describes Abert's trip from Fort Leavenworth over the Santa Fe Trail via Bent's Fort, his survey of the northern part of New Mexico, and return via the Trail. The map is the most detailed survey of New Mexico then extant. Also included are the numerals and vocabulary of the Cheyenne. "...A basic SFT document" - Rittenhouse. Difficult to find in the original wrappers. HOWES A11. FLAKE 726. RITTENHOUSE 2. GRAFF 5. WAGNER-CAMP 143. SABIN 57. STREETER SALE 168. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 532. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 2.

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        REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, COMMUNICATING, IN ANSWER TO A RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE, A REPORT AND MAP OF THE EXAMINATION OF NEW MEXICO, MADE BY LIEUTENANT J.W. ABERT, OF THE TOPOGRAPHICAL CORPS

      Washington: Bureau of Topographical Engineers, 1848. This is a Senate document from the 30th Congress, 1st Session, Executive No, 23. 132 pages of text material, followed by twenty-four full-page lithographic plates and a large folding map. Plates show very minor brown spotting, confined mainly to the periphery. The large folding map has two small closed tears and small areas of paper defect at left margtin secondary to binding and folding process. The plates were probably drawn by Abert, lithography by C.B. Graham. The report details Abert's trek from Fort Leavenworth, along the Santa Fe Trail to northern New Mexico, and his return along the Trail. Several pages of Cheyenne vocabulary are included in the report. See Howes A11, Streeter Sale 168, Graff 5, Sabin 57, Wagner-Camp 143. First Edition. Green Cloth. Minor Corner and Edge Wear/No Jacket. Octavo.

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        Newport and its Environs, illustrated by a series of views

      Newport: Chas. E. Hammett, 1848. Oblong folio.(12 1/8 x 16 7/8 inches). Tinted lithographic title with vignette. 11 lithographic plates, all after Mason. Contemporary maroon cloth, upper cover with centrally blocked panel containing title 'Newport / and / environs' lettered in gilt. The earliest collection of Newport views by the prominent Newport architect, George Champlin Mason. These views, a pastoral lithographic tour, are very rare, and are among the first to showcase the town as a recreational haven. OCLC cites only eleven plates and no descriptive text, and locates only four copies in institutional libraries. Bartlett describes only a small format work by Mason: Newport Illustrated, in a Series of Pen & Pencil Sketches. (New York, 1854). "George Champlin Mason was a native of Newport and a man of many talents -- an artist, writer, and prolific architect. Eventually, he took his son into partnership for the design of some of the finest homes and estates in Newport dating from the second half of the nineteenth century. When in his twenties, the elder Mason spent two years abroad, where he studied drawing and architecture in Paris, Florence, and Rome. On his return, Mason prepared the drawings for his first published work, Newport and its environs. It was designated "Volume I," although there is no sign that a second volume ever materialized. All of the views bear Mason's signature and tend to emphasize -- with their attention to cows, ducks, sheep, streams, and fishing -- the pastoral quality of Newport's surroundings" - Deak. Deak calls in error for twelve lithographs, plus the elaborate titlepage. The titlepage vignette which is captioned "Fort Dumpling" is the subject of the first descriptive leaf, and is also included in the list of twelve plates which appears across the top of the titlepage. It is not known who executed the lithography, but in the lower margin of each text leaf, 'Francis Hart, Printer,' of New York is credited with the letterpress. A complete list of the present plates follows, in order of appearance: 1) "Fort Dumpling." (title vignette). 2) "Newport from Fort Dunham." 3) "Ellison's Rock near Conrad's Cave." 4) "The Glen." 5) "The Bluff Near Purgatory." 6) "Newport Harbour, from the Blue Rocks." 7) "Easton's Beach." 8) "Head Quarters of Genl. Prescott in 1777." 9) "Coggeshall's Ledge." 10) "Old Stone Mill, Newport." 11) "State House and Parade." 12) "Whitehall." Bartlett p.182 (ref,); Bradford 3247; Deak, Picturing America 558; OCLC 36985187; Sabin 45442.

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        Letters of certain Jews to Monsieur Voltaire, containing an apology for their own people, and for the Old Testament. With critical reflections, and a short commentary extracted from a greater; with Christian notes and additions

      Philadelphia ; Herman Hooker, 1848. 3rd single-volume edition. Notes: Translation of: Lettres de quelques juifs portugais et allemands a M. de Voltaire. Associate reference: Evans 28781. Subjects: Voltaire, 1694-1778. Bible. O.T. - Evidences, authority, etc. Judaism - Apologetic works. Scattered, marginal foxing. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        View of Bermuda showing Timlin's Narrows, Bofs Cove, One Rock Passage and Ship Passage.

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

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        Die Frankfurter Nationalversammlung (Mappe mit 57 Karikaturen aus dem Nachlaß August Reichensperger)

      Um 1848. - Enthalten sind unter anderem folgende Karikaturen: ?Drei deutsche Professoren", Federlithographie von Alfons von Boddien (Mit Zorn und Eifer = MZE 39); ?Ein umgekehrter Laubfrosch", kolorierte Federlithographie v. A. v. Boddien (MZE 49); ?Patrizia und Schnapp-Hahnsky", anonyme Lithographie (MZE 58); ?Vor den Wählern / In der Paulskirche", Radierung von Friedrich Pecht (MZE 59); ?Ein Genius der Wahrheit", kolorierte Lithographie von a. v. Boddien (MZE 62); ?Neustes aus Wien", unbezeichnete kolorierte Lithographie (MZE 63); ?Ultra ? Ultra", Lithographie v. A. v. Boddien (MZE 75); ?Vorschlag zu einer einfachen und gleichmässigen Ausrüstung der Bundes-Streitmacht", teilkolorierte Lithographie v. A. v. Boddien (MZE 76); ?Er wird mir gemüthlich schwer ? dieser Antrag", unbezeichnete Lithographie (v. Moritz Oppenheim, MZE 82); ?Auch eine Weltanschauung", kolorierte Lithographie v. A. v. Boddien (MZE 92); "8ten August (Erste Räumung der Gallerie), Kreidelithographie v. Christian Becker nach Edward von Steinle (MZE 95); ?Der Ministerial-Proletarier", Federlithographie v. Wilhelm Völker (MZE 106); ?Das Ministerium der Gegenwart", unbezeichnete Radierung von Friedrich Pecht (MZE 107); ?Lavatrix Parlamentaris Centralis", Lithographie v. Gerhard Malß (Liberalnichtoftsky und der deutsche Michel 8); Der Reichs-Kanarienvogel", teilkolorierte Lithographie v. A. v. Boddien (Liberalnichtoftsky 21); ?Die Menschen sind abgeschafft", Lithographie v. A. v. Boddien ( Liberalnichtoftsky 22); ?Insolitus Parlamenti camelus", Lithographie (Liberalnichtoftsky 26); ?Ich bewege mich, wie Sie sehen, meine Herrn", Lithographie v. Gerhard Malß (Liberalnichtoftsky 27); ?Kampf der Rechten und Linken mit den Waffen des historischen Rechts", Lithographie (Liberalnichtoftsky 44); ?Es bereitst sich eine furchtbare Reaktion vor", Lithographie (Wolf, Politische Karikaturen, 1.27.61); ?Gar kein Standpunkt", Lithographie (Wolf 1.49.14): ?Mabuchodonsor, der Minister der Zukunft", Federlithographie v. E. v. Steinle (Wolf 1.55.8). de 2000 Die Karikaturen-Mappe leicht berieben und leicht fleckig, sonst in sehr gutem, sauberem Zustand; die Karikaturen sauber und gut erhalten, allenfalls partiell an Rändern mit leichten Fingerspuren. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Dort Herbst-Rabatt von 20 Prozent auf alle Angebote bis zum 15. Oktober 2013. Ein Fotoordner mit den Abbildungen sämtlicher Karikaturen auf Anfrage erhältlich. Original-Mappe aus dem Nachlaß des Juristen und Politikers August Reichensperger (1808 ? 1895) mit 57 Parlaments-Karikaturen (Lithographien, Radierungen etc.).Grüne Ganzleinenmappe im Format 36 x 27 cm mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel. Die Mappe trägt auf dem Vorsatz das handschriftliche Monogramm A. R. (August Reichensperger). August Reichensperger war von 1844 bis 1848 am Landgericht Trier, von 1849 bis 1878 dann als Appellationsgerichtsrat in Köln tätig. Er war 1848 Mitglied der Frankfurter Nationalversammlung an. Von 1871 bis 1884 gehörte er als Mitglied der Zentrumsfraktion dem Deutschen Reichstag an.

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        Vereidigung des Militairs auf die Verfassung zu Leipzig, den 22 März, 1848." Ansicht des Marktes mit Rathaus und umliegenden Häusern, auf dem Platz sind die Soldaten aufmarschiert und legen den Eid auf die Verfassung ab

      Kolorierte Lithographie im Verlag von F. A. Teuscher um 1848. 25.5x40.5 cm. - Jäger, Leipzig 7.722 - Dekorative Darstellung mit reicher Personenstaffage. Vom Rathaus und einigen anderen Häusern wehen Flaggen, darunter auch die schwarz-rot-goldene als Zeichen für die Demokratiebewegung und die nationale Einheit. Nach dem Ausbruch der Februarrevolution dankt in Sachsen das alte Ministerium ab, am 16. März wird es mit liberalen Politikern neu besetzt. Das sogenannte Märzministerium (auch Märzkabinett) setzt auch die Vereidigung der Truppen auf die neue liberale Verfassung durch. Für die Geschichte der Märzrevolution und der Demokratie in Sachsen und Deutschland interessantes Bilddokument.Kurze Einrisse und Bereibungen im leicht fleckigem Rand hinterlegt.

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        Eine Whistgesellschaft! Vorerst nur ein Tisch mit einem Strohmann"

      Lithographie von Wilhelm Storck bei J. G. Fritzsche, Leipzig 1848. 22x28.5 cm. - Wolf, Karikaturen 1.13.6 - Otto, Vormärz S. 319f. - Karikatur mit Text unten in Lithographie: "Sonst spielt ich mit Zepter und Krone und Stern! Altes Lied, vielstimmig eingerichtet und zum beliebigen Gebrauch gewidmet den Allerhöchsten Herrschaften von N. N." Am Tisch sitzen als Kartenspieler die vor der Revolution geflohenenen drei Exilanten: der "Bürgerkönig" Louis-Philippe von Frankreich genannt "die Birne" in gr0ßbürgerlicher Kleidung, der "Kartätschenprinz" Wilhelm von Preußen in Uniform mit Pickelhaube und Fürst Klemens von Metternich als Grandseigneur. Auf dem Fußboden liegen ihre Attribute: Geldsäcke, die der davongejagte Louis-Philippe ins Exil retten konnte; Kriegsspielzeug: zwei Kanonen und ein Kavallerist bei Wilhelm von Preußen; Weinflaschen von seinen Weingütern und diplomatische Schriftstücke, die auf seine zahlreichen Beziehungen und Verbindungen hinweisen, bei Fürst von Metternich.

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        Neues Exercitium des pr. Militairs vor dem Angriff"

      Lithographie Druck von J. C. Fritzsche für den Verlag C. W. B. Naumburg, Leipzig 1848. 16x29 cm. - Wolf, Karikaturen 1.30.2 - Karikatur mit Anspielung auf die Moral im preußischen Militär während der Revolution 1848. Prinz Wilhelm (der spätere König Wilhelm I. von Preußen und ab 1871 Deutscher Kaiser), als Zugführer, hebt zum Kommando eine Branntweinflasche. Dem Befehl gehorchend setzen die Soldaten die Flasche an den Mund. Rechts im Bild ein Faß des Kornbrandes "Echter Nordhäuser".

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        L'Espagne Pittoresque, Artistique et Monumentale. Moeurs, usages et costumes

      Paris, Libraire Etnographique, 1848. Folio; 2 hs., 392 pp., 2 hs. Con 106 viñetas entre el texto, de Célestin Nanteuil y una lámina retrato de Isabel II. Ejemplar carente de las 50 láminas de monumentos y trajes que acompañan al texto. Encuadernación en media piel, de la época.

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        1847-48 Albert Smith Natural Histories Including Idler Upon Town Illustrated

      1848- London - D. Bogue, 1847 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A humorous collection of 'natural histories' by Albert Smith, withengraved illustrations and caricatures throughout by Henning including an illustrated frontispiece to each volume. Five volumes bound in one. Albert Richard Smith (May 24, 1816 May 23, 1860), was an English author, entertainer, and mountaineer. The son of a surgeon, he studied medicine in Londonand in Paris, and his first literary effort was an account of his life there, which appeared in the Mirror. He gradually abandoned his medical work in favour of writing. Though a journalist rather than a literary figure, he was one of the most popular writers of his time, and a favourite humorist. He was one of the early contributors to Punch and was also a regular contributor to Richard Bentley's Miscellany, in whose pages his first and best known book, the novel The Adventures of Mr Ledbury, appeared in 1842. He also wrote a series of so-called natural histories: The Gent (1847), The Ballet Girl (1847), 'Stuck-Up' People (1847), Humbugs (1847) andThe Idler upon Town (1848). Condition: In a half long grain morocco binding with marbled paper covered board. Externally, sound but with slight bumping and some wear to extremities and boards and with some rubbing to boards. Front hinge slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Bright but with the odd spot and some handling marks to pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL.

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

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

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

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        DOMBEY And SON.

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Transactions of the American Medical Association. Instituted 1847. Vol. 1 (1848) - Vol. 33 (1882). 33 VOLUME SET.

      Printed for the Association by T. K. and P. G. Collins, (et al)., Philadelphia 1848 - Octavos. 33 Volume Set. Variously paginated. Hardcovers bound in full dark brown publisher's cloth. The bindings are generally Good to Very Good. Some show almost no wear. Interiors are generally clean. Front pastedowns or flyleaves have a prior owner's name (a doctor from New York state; dated 1856 in the first volume). Inner hinges generally secure. We see five volumes which have notable condition issues to the spines: Vol. 2, splitting to the cloth on the left side of the spine; Vol. 6, white paint flecks on the spine; Vol. 13, horizontal split in cloth on the spine, just above the title; Vol. 15, cloth spine split along the rear hinge and loose; Vol. 23, splitting of cloth along rear hinge about halfway down. A scarce set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Schleswig-Holstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black Ltd. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and bumped with some fading. Rebacked with original faded spine. Fore margin of frontispiece foxed. not impinging. Some foxing and spotting on other plates. 1848. First Edition. Green hardback cloth cover. 340mm x 260mm (13" x 10"). 439pp +plates. Engraved frontispiece and 33 engraved plates, some folding. .

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        Mount Baker

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

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

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

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        FACTS AND SPECULATIONS ON THE ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF PLAYING CARDS

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

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

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

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        Vanity Fair.

      London: Bradbury and Evans 1848 - FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE IN A COSWAY STYLE BINDING. 1 volume, 8-1/4" x 5-1/2", illustrated with engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page, 38 engraved plates, and numerous engravings on steel and wood illustrating the text, all executed by the author, first issue including the suppressed woodcut of the "Marquis of Steyne" on page 336, the heading on page 1 in rustic, and "Mr. Pitt" for "Sir Pitt" on page 453. Bound in full tiel morocco, raised bands, 52 gilt decorated red floral moroco onlys to covers and spine pannels, elaborate floral gilt decorated covers and spine, small expert repair to lower front hinge, gilt dentelles, gilt decorated red morocco doublures, red silk moire endpapers, front doublure with a fine portrait under glass on ivory of Thackery, all edges gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Critical and Historical Essays

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

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