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      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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      [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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        M.) Guide to Northern Archæology by the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Copenhagen, Edited for the Use of English Readers by the Right Honorable The Earl of Ellesmere.

      London, James Bain, printed by Berling Brothers Copenhagen, 1848. 8:o. XVI,+ 128 s. Med illustrationer. Tryckt på mycket tjockt papper. Rikt dek. skinnryggsband med upphöjda bind med runskrift i guld på binden, blindpräglade klotpärmar med guldram, helt grönt och vitt dekorerat snitt, blindpräglat gult för- och eftersättsblad. Med Ludvig Manderströms blindpräglade exlibris på titelbladet. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Praktexemplar på tjockare papper av den första engelska utgåvan av den mycket viktiga "Ledetraad til nordisk oldkyndighed", från 1836, där C. J. Thomsen i artikeln "Kortfattet udsigt over mindesmærker og oldsager fra Nordens fortid" (Cursory View of the Monuments and Antiquities of the North) för första gången presenterade sitt treperiodsystem. Bokens andra större kapitel av N. M. Petersen är "Den oldnordiske literaturs omfang og vigtighed" (Extent and Importance of Ancient Northern Literature). En tysk översättning kom redan 1837. Översättaren Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere (1800-57) var konservativ politiker, men är mest känd som mecenat och utgivare av litteratur i engelsk översättning, bl.a. Goehes Faust. Politikern och diplomaten Ludvig Manderström (1806-73) var under 1866-års krig svensk utrikesstatsminister, men avgick 1868. Han byggde upp ett mycket fint bibliotek

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        Newton's Principia. The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, By Sir Isaac Newton; Translated into English by Andrew Motte. To which is added Newton's System of the World; With a portrait taken from the Bust in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. First American edition, carefully revised and corrected. With a life of the author, by N. W. Chittenden, M. A., &c.

      New York, Daniel Adee, (1848). Royal8vo (9.6x6.3 inches). Publishers blind-tooled cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Corners lightly bumped and worn. Top and bottom of spine worn with small tears (nearly all material preserved). The cloth of the spine is almost loose. The book-block is tight and firm. Front hinge coming loose. Exlibris on front paste-down. Internally fine and clean throughout. In all a good copy in a fragile publisher's binding. Engraved portrait (by Wm. Worts),581,(5) pp.. Scarce first American edition of Newton's Principia. Newton's Principia is generally described as the greatest work in the history of science.Gray 26

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

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

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        Gedichte. Zweite, vermehrte Auflage.

      VIII,302 S., 4 Bll. Verlagsanzeigen, Leinenband der Zeit mit blindgeprägten Deckelfileten. Zweite erweiterte Ausgabe.- Marbach Katalog 265; WG. 7.- "Die Ausgabe erschien im November 1847 mit der Jahreszahl 1848; Elf Gedichte sind ausgeschieden, 55 neu dazugekommen, viele überarbeitet. Von den 1000 Exemplaren der Erstausgabe waren am 1. September 1843 405 Stück verkauft. Die am 23. Mai 1847 noch vorhandenen circa 400 Exemplare wurden eingestampft...." (Marbach Kat.).- Vorsätze stockfleckig, Text nur gering (stock-)fleckig, Einband leicht berieben.

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        Description of the skull and teeth of the Placodus laticeps, Owen. Inscribed by Owen to G. R. Waterhouse

      1848. No Dust Jacket. Owen, Richard (1804-92). Description of the skull and teeth of the Placodus laticeps, Owen . . . Offprint from Philosophical Transactions 148 (1858). 169-184pp. 3 lithographed plates. 299 x 230 mm. Original plain wrappers, front wrapper detached but present. Minor foxing especially on plates, but very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by Owen to George R. Waterhouse (1810-88) on the first page: “G. R. Waterhouse, Esqr. with the Author’s kind regards.” First Edition, Offprint Issue. Owen, the leading British paleontologist and comparative anatomist of the nineteenth century, presented in this paper the first classification and description of the fossil marine reptile Placodus laticeps, which lived during the Middle Triassic Period. Owen presented this copy to British naturalist George R. Waterhouse, compiler of Part II (Mammalia) of Darwin’s Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle (1838). Both Owen and Waterhouse worked at the British Museum, Owen as superintendent of the museum’s natural history collections (appointed in 1856), and Waterhouse as assistant keeper of mineralogy and geology (appointed in 1843).

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        Le moyen age et la renaissance. histoire et description des moeurs, du commerce et de l'industrie, des sciences, des arts, des litteraires et des beaux-arts en europe. paris, 1848-51.

      Cinque volumi di cm. 28, pp. 3.000 ca. complessive. Con molte incisioni e 500 tavole fuori testo di cui molte, splendide, in cromolitografia. Tutte le tavole a colori possiedono la velina protettiva originale. Bella e solida legatura coeva in mezza marocchino rosso con ampie punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro; tagli di testa dorati. Legatura firmata Champs. Esemplare, fresco, ad ampi margini ed in eccellente stato di conservazione, privo di fioriture. Celebre opera dedicata alla descrizione degli usi, costumi, del commercio e dell'industria, delle scienze, delle arti, della letteratura e delle belle arti in Europa nel periodo rinascimentale. Una delle più affascinanti realizzazioni della tipografia francese dell'800, in un'epoca in cui l'uso della cromolitografia aveva già raggiunto livelli di grande qualità. Cfr. Graesse (IV, 64): ""Ouvrage excellent""; Brunet: ""Ouvrage fort curieux qui eut beaucoup de succes.""; Colas 1701.

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