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        HINTS ON COTTAGE ARCHITECTURE, BEING A SELECTION OF DESIGNS FOR LABOURER'S COTTAGES. Singly in Pairs, and in Groups, with Plans, Elevations and Estimates

      Bath: Joseph Hollway, Milsom Street, 1848. A charming and rare production with delightful lithographic plates; pp. [30], 9 lithographed plates. Collation: lithographed title page, Dedication, Subscribers, Preface , Introductory Notes, 9 Lithographic plates printed on thick paper each with a supporting leaf of letterpress printed to the verso only. Original green textured cloth binding with gilt lettering to the front boards and blind stamped decoration. Some general wear and rubbing, cloth a little discoloured, corners more worn. Contents good and tight, original pale yellow end papers - a little worn, stained and creased, title page with a little sliver fish damage to the top outer corner, not affecting image, now professionally repaired, last plate and associated letterpress also with a little silverfish damage to top outer corner, not affecting image, light spotting to some plates. A good copy. Notes: Henry Weaver (d.1886) was an architect and estate agent living near Calne, Wiltshire (as advertised on the title page). The volume is dedicated to The Marquis of Lansdowne (of Bowood House, near Calne). This 1st ed. was printed for the 102 named subscribers and, even though presumably other copies were printed, is undeniably scarce. It is not in RIBA or Colvin catalogue; we have managed to locate only one copy at auction and that in 2003. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Oblong Folio (30 x 44cm).

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Notes of a Military Reconnaissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego in California, including part of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers.

      1848 - First edition. Tall 8vo. 614pp. plus 6 maps (3 folding - one of these very large and laid in), and 60 lithographic plates. Small section including 3 plates and 2 leaves detached. A very little sporadic browning to a few pages. Original black cloth with paper title label. Couple of nicks to front joint and corners a little bruised. Very good otherwise. Thirtieth Congress - First Session. Ex Doc. No. 41. Washington. This copy bears on the first blank a presentation inscription dated 29 May 1856 in Boston from Robert C. Winthrop to The Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History. Winthrop, orator and statesman was a descendant of Governor John Winthrop (1588-1649) and served as the Massachusetts Historical Society President 1855-1885, as well as President of the Peabody Trust from 1867 until his death in 1894. 10,250 copies were printed, yet vey scarce.

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        Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including Part of the Arkansas, del Norte and Gila Rivers

      DC: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848. The first issue of this essential cornerstone of Western Americana, being Senate Executive doc. #7, 30th Congress, 1st Session. Here, Emory is still a Lieutenant Colonel. This version does not include the Abert and Cooke reports, or the folding maps that accompany them. It does have the large folding map of the river basins, which stands as the earliest accurate cartography of the whole region, and one of the most ambitious maps ever made. The condition is remarkable; overall a solid very good. The whole is rebound in gray-blue cloth, with a handsome black leather title piece added. Lacks the original prelims, so starts with p. 1, the title page. Plain plastic interleaves have been added to protect the litho plates, and this adds some thickness to the book. The plates, like the text, show light to moderate foxing occasionally; many are perfectly clean. There are 40 plates in all; 2 of battle plans may be missing, or possibly were never present. The map is in the best condition I have ever seen, for any map this old. It is worst a little rumpled, but unfoxed and untorn, even in the double-folds where these maps always tear. The quality and texture of the paper assures me that this is indeed the original map. 416 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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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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        Notes of a military reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including part of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila rivers. Senate issue: 30th Congress, 1st Session. Executive, No. 7

      Washington DC: Wendell and Van Benthuysen. 1848. Hardcover. Very Good -. 1848 Brown cloth 8vo, 416pp. Featuring 43 plates and the rare large folding map (29.5 x 64.5 inches). Map is in very good condition, though fragile with light edgewear. Volume in about very good condition with cracking to the rear joint and rubbing to the edges, spine label chipped and faded. Otherwise very nice with a tight, firm binding. Rare Senate Issue.

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        Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including part of the Arkansas, del Norte, and Gila Rivers

      Washington DC: Wendell and van Benthuysen. 1848. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1848, the House, First edition, author's rank listed as Lieut. Col. 614 pp. Collated: all 64 plates present, including the 14 botanical illustrations. 2 large fold-out report maps in rear sections, "Map of the Territory of New Mexico, Made by Order of Brig. Gen. S. W. Kearny, under Instructions from Lieut. W. H. Emory" and "Sketch of Part of the March & Wagon Road of Lt. Colonel Cooke, from Santa Fe to the Pacific Ocean, 1846- 7." 3 maps that are part of the text also present. This copy is lacking the largest map, "Military Reconnaissance of the Arkansas, Rio del Norte and Rio Gila" though it is possible that this copy never included that map. Hardcover, thick 8vo., black cloth with paper label at spine. Light rubbing to edges. The first letter of "California" on the paper label has chipped off. Foxing throughout affects plates and text, esp. the botanical ones. The first of the fold-outs shows some tearing near where it's tipped- in; otherwise, the fold-out maps are free of tears. Unmarked contents. A rare, nearly complete copy. Digital images available upon request.

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

      London: Chapman & Hall, Ltd.. Very Good+. 1848-54. Hardcover. Vols. 1 & 2) My Novels, Varieties of English Life. 1854; 802pp. Publisher, Rutledge & Co. Vol. 3) The Disowned, 1852; 312pp. Vol. 4) Zanoni, 1853; 303pp. Vol.5) Eugene Aram, A Tale, 1849; 296pp. Vol. 6) Paul Clifford, 1848; 308pp. Vol. 7) Night and Morning, 1851; 367pp. Vol. 8) Pelham, Adventures of a Gentleman, 1849; 304pp. Vol. 9) Devereux, 1852; 303pp. Vol. 10) Godolphin, 1850; 224pp. Vol. 11) Rienzi, The last of the Roman Tribunes, 1848; 308pp. Vol.12) The Last Days of Pompeii, 1850; 304pp. Vol.13) Harold, The Last of the Saxon Kings, 1853; 338pp. Vol.14) Lucretia, the Children of Night, 1853; 334pp. Vol. 15) Last of the Barons, 1850; 464pp. Clean full red leather. Spine with raised bands and bright gilt titles. All edges bright gilt. Inner gilt dentelle. All volumes have an engraved frontispiece by various illustrators. All texts are tight, clean & Intact. Some volumes contain the prior owners armorial bookplate. Rare , Literature ; Engravings; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 4664 pages .

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        Mephistopheles. Redacteur: W. Marr

      Wandsbeck, Auf Kosten des Herausgebers, In Commission bei Hoffmann & Campe in Hamburg, 1848 - 1850.. Mit lithograph. Abb. Ungebunden. Vorhanden sind die Nummern 42 - 114, ohne 67, 75-79, 108 und 114. - Sehr seltene Hamburger satirische Zeitschrift des Anarchisten und Antisemiten Wilhelm Marr (1819-1904). Als Anhänger der extrem linken radikal-demokratischen Partei wurde er 1848 Deputierter in Frankfurt; dort polemisierte er gegen die Judenemanzipation. Der Begriff Antisemitismus in der heutigen Bedeutung geht auf Marr zurück. Nach dem Scheitern der bürgerlichen Revolution emigrierte er 1852 vorrübergehend nach Costa Rica (vgl. auch NDB 16, 242). - Das satirische Witzblatt Mephistopheles stand unter ständiger Bedrohung der Hamburger Zensur und wurde von dieser, nach preußischer Intervention auch verboten. - Unbeschnitten. Die ersten beiden Hefte in einzelnen Blättern. Insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar!

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        WUTHERING HEIGHTS

      1848. [two volumes, original wrappers] By the Author of "Jane Eyre" [sic]. [In Two Volumes.] New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848. Original light brown printed wrappers. First American Edition of one of the greatest novels of the Nineteenth Century. Emily Bronte's ("Ellis Bell's") WUTHERING HEIGHTS was published in England in December 1847 together with her sister Anne's ("Acton Bell's") AGNES GREY. Although it was their sister Charlotte ("Currer Bell") who was the driving force behind all three sisters' simultaneous effort to publish, it was Charlotte's novel, titled THE PROFESSOR, that was rejected -- but with praise, so that she was encouraged to submit another effort that she would call JANE EYRE (which would wind up getting published a few months earlier, and by a larger publisher, than her two sisters' books).~This first American edition was published in April 1848 simultaneously in wrappers (two volumes at 25 cents each) and in cloth (one volume at 75 cents) -- "both bindings contain the original printed sheets, and copies in either binding constitute the first American edition" [Smith]. It is interesting to note that the American edition indicates that WUTHERING HEIGHTS is "by the author of JANE EYRE" -- which of course it is not (the English edition had instead used Emily's pseudonym, Ellis Bell). Whether Harper truly thought both novels were by the same writer (or were confused by the similar pseudonyms), or whether Harper sought to stimulate the sales of WUTHERING HEIGHTS by intentionally misrepresenting the author, is an intriguing question.~As Smith points out (Note 2), the two-parts issue is unusual in that Part I ends right in the middle of a sentence, and Part II takes up with the rest of that sentence, without so much as a separate title page. (Part II does, however, have its own wrapper, so identified on front wrapper and on spine.) ~In this set, the rear wrapper of Part I is as described by Smith (the only state he observed -- headed "Recent Works of Fiction by Popular Authors" and including JANE EYRE "by the Author of Wuthering Heights"). However, the rear wrapper of Part II is different from both states observed by Smith: where he notes wrappers headed by "Choice Library of Modern Romance" or "Popular Works by Mrs. Marsh," this copy is headed "Valuable and Attractive New Works" and includes Melville's OMOO. ~Condition is very good, considering the fragility of these wrappered volumes. There are nicks and ruffles in the wrappers' edges (plus one closed 3"-tear in a rear wrapper), and there are a few droplet-marks. The spines are askew (as usual for these Harper books in wrappers), and inside, there is minor foxing (again, as usual for this 1840s paper). That said, this is the first time we have EVER had both volumes in original wrappers, in our 30+ years in business (we once had a Part II only): this is truly a rare edition. Now that the English first edition in original binding has surpassed $100,000 in value, this two-volume American edition in wrappers is a highly-desirable alternative at a fraction of the cost. Smith pp 70-74. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell case.

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        Itsukushima hengaku shukuhon (The Ex_Votos of the Itsukushima Shrine, text in Japanese)

      Hiroshima: Yoneya Heisuke, 1848. With woodblocks by Watanabe Taigaku, including 7 doublepage woodcuts, featuring views of the shine and activities at the shrine and with woodcut borders as well. 18 x 25.5 cm, stitch bound within original brown textured paper wrappers, upper wrapper with a paper label. Printed front endpaper plus 38 double-folded leaves. Remarkably well preserved, the paper fresh and clean with good impressions, the wrappers dark with just a bit of occasional rubbing, solid with very little wear

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM HENRY ALEXANDER SCAMMELL DEARBORN TO JOHN JAMES ABERT, ON UNITED STATES SURVEYING EXPEDITIONS]

      [Hawthorne Cottage, Roxbury, Ma.]. Dec. 9, 1848.. [1 1/2]pp. on folded quarto sheet, blank integral leaf present. Light fold lines. Quite clean. Very good. In a half morocco box. An engaging letter, discussing the state of the United States Exploring Expedition, and particularly William Emory's NOTES OF A MILITARY RECONNOISSANCE..., which was published shortly before this letter was written. Emory's text was a landmark in the history of California and the Far Southwest, and includes some of the first American views of the region. In his letter to Col. Abert, whose son was a member of the expedition, Dearborn lauds the courage and accomplishments of the brash young gentlemen of the army such as Emory and Abert's son, for bringing honor to themselves and to the country. The letter reads: "I am most grateful for Lt. Emory's RECONNOISSANCE in Mexico and California which you so kindly sent to me. I had before read from various Reports of his duties in the same expedition, as far as he descended the Rio Grande. I can not, insufficiently express [?] given the opinion I have formed of the meritorious labors of those officers. For scientific facts, in the geography, and natural history of those regions, the country is under the greatest obligations. They have energetically, have cheerfully, have patriotically and have gallantly did they discharge their so various and multifarious duties. Such services not only reflect the highest honor on those estimable young gentlemen, and on the group to which they belong but on the country, which can boast of much accomplished officers." Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn, like his illustrious father, spent a career in public service, most famously as the collector of the port of Boston. At the time of writing, Dearborn was the mayor of Roxbury, Massachusetts. His enthusiastic response to Emory's report represents the optimism that Emory's and other expedition reports fostered among influential members of the upper class. The underlying hope was that the lands acquired in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo would prove fruitful and offer a vast new arena for physical and economic expansion. DAB V, pp.176-77. APPLETON'S CYCLOPÆDIA I, pp.8-9.

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        OEUVRES DE LOUIS-NAPOLEON BONAPARTE - 3 TOMES

      Edition : PARIS, LIBRAIRIE NAPOLÉONIENNE, 1848 - Oeuvres de Napoléon III, publiées par M. Charles-Edouard Temblaire - Portrait en frontispice - Complet en trois volumes - Tome 1 : Vie politique, Rêveries politiques, Considérations politiques et militaires sur la Suisse, Pièces à l'appui - Tome 2 : Fragmentes historiques, Questions des sucres, Culture des colonies, Fabriques et culture de la betterave (tableaux), Extinction du paupérisme, Quelques mots sur Joseph Napoléon Bonaparte - Tome 3 : Diverses lettres, et notamment, lettre sur la traite, Les colonies, Les nobles, Lettre à sa mère, L'idéal de Schiller, Banquet de la marine - liste des ouvrages - Demi reliure cuir fauve, pièce de titres vertes - Plats papier un peu frottés, légère mouillure marginale au tome 1 - Bel exemplaire 394, 349, 326 pages, 22 cm, reliés. Très bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages dans les Deux OcÈans

      Paris,: A. Franck,, 1848.. Large octavo, with 16 plates, four maps (two folding), and numerous illustrations in the text; a few spots but a very good copy in original green quarter morocco. First edition: 'an important French illustrated book. Most of the main ports of the Orient and Polynesia, as well as Australia, were visited and reported upon by this observant traveler. This appears to be the only edition of this title...' (Hill).Delessert's book is richly illustrated with engravings of native fauna, Aborigines and Sydney views. 'During his sojourn in New South Wales the author took great interest in sport. He recounts his experiences and observations...' (Ferguson). Delessert includes a long section of his impressions of the aborigines of the Port Jackson region particularly. There are interesting small portrait busts showing the mode of wearing a white headband, and a good full-length portrait of an aboriginal man with boomerang and spears. There is besides a smaller portrait of "Queen Gooseberry" in her hut, accompanied by a man in a top hat: Cora Gooseberry was the daughter of Maroubra, a Sydney identity and great story-teller. She died in 1852 - a few years after this work was published - and was originally buried in the Sandhills cemetery (Central Railway), but her headstone was later removed to Botany.Borba de Moraes, 253; Ferguson, 4751; Hill, 465; NZNB, 1578; O'Reilly-Reitman, 1013.

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        Lettre autographe signée.

      Paris, 7. IV. 1848. - 1p½ In-8 (20 lignes environ). Il écrit à Ant. Vincens, père de Charles Vincens, en tant qu' "ancien député des Bouches-du-Rhône". Belle lettre dans laquelle Thiers le remercie "de l'intérêt qu'[il veux] bien témoigner à sa personne". Il ne se présente pas pour les élections de la future assemblée dans les Bouches du Rhône, mais si le choix des électeurs se portait sur lui, il accepterait volontiers la mission. Thiers ne s'est donc pas présenté et n'a pas été élu député en 1848, ce qui ne l'a pas empêché d'avoir des responsabilités dans la II° république naissante. - Lettre formant enveloppe, adresse au dos. Elle était fermée par de la cire et a été ouverte en découpant la cire, d'où un manque de papier sur la partie sans texte. Anciennement montée sur onglet. Belle lettre politique.

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        Views Of The Interior And Exterior Of Windsor Castle

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

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        Die schwarze Tante. Märchen und Geschichten für Kinder. Mit Holzschnitten nach Ludwig Richter.

      Wigand, Leipzig 1848 - 1 Bl., 154 S., 1 Bl. (Verlagsanzeige). Spät. schlichter HLn. 12°. Mit chromolithogr. Vortitel von Krätzschmer, 44 Textholzschnitten und 3 figürlichen Initialen von Ludwig Richter. Einband berieben und etwas leseschief, Papier teils etwas gebräunt bzw. geringf. braunfleckig, 10 Holzstiche teils (meist dezent) ausgemalt, der farb. Vortitel nicht bei Rümann und Wegehaupt erwähnt 650 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Heidelberg, 2. II. 1848. - 1 S. auf Doppelbl. Gr.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An den Verlagsbuchhändler Franz Schlodtmann in Bremen: "In Erwiderung Ihres Schreibens [.] bitte ich Sie mir meine Erklärung doch gefälligst umgehend zurückzusenden, falls Sie dieselbe nicht abdrucken lassen wollen. Ich kann mich bei der Erklärung in der Deutschen u. allg. Zeitung unmöglich beruhigen, u. will jedenfalls auf die eine oder andere Weise von der größeren Erklärung, die Sie mir nicht vorenthalten werden, Gebrauch machen. Daher erlaube ich mir auch noch einmal bei Ihnen anzufragen: 1) Haben Sie Lust eine Broschüre unter folgendem Titel zu verlegen: Drei (oder vier) Aufsätze als Nachtrag zu Vlämisch-Belgien nebst einer Erklärung [.]". - Eine zweite Anfrage betrifft das Vorhaben der Übertragung einer "Geschichte der niederländischen Litteratur" ins Deutsche. - Gustav von Höfken war 1841 in der Kölner Redaktion der "Rheinischen Zeitung" - deren redaktionelle Leitung etwas später Karl Marx übernehmen sollte - tätig gewesen, 1847 arbeitete er zeitweise in Augsburg bei der Cottaschen "Allgemeinen Zeitung", wo er zusammen mit Friedrich List für die Einheit Deutschlands plädierte, und wurde im selben Jahr Leiter der in Heidelberg erscheinenden "Deutschen Zeitung", in der er sich zusammen mit Georg Gottfried Gervinus und Friedrich Daniel Bassermann für ein einheitliches Deutschland auf konstitutioneller Grundlage einsetzte. Im Jahr darauf sich in Heidelberg für Sozialökonomie habilitierend, wurde Höfken in die Deutsche Nationalversammlung gewählt, "folgte der Aufforderung Karl von Brucks, in den österreichischen Staatsdienst zu treten, und wurde Ministerialsekretär, 1850 Sektionsrat im österreichischen Handels-, später im Finanzministerium. Er war maßgeblich an der Lösung der österreichischen Finanzprobleme beteiligt, wurde 1855 Verwaltungsratsmitglied der 'Credit-Anstalt' und der galizischen Carl-Ludwig-Bahn und war Redakteur der Zeitschrift 'Austria'" (DBE). - Mit stärkeren Faltspuren und Randläsuren. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Republik der Thiere. Phantastisches Drama

      Wien, Seidel 1848.. Mit 7 Zinkdrucken von Wernigk nach Ranftl auf aufgewalztem Japan und zahlreichen Vignetten. 95 (recte 93) S. HLwd. d. Zt. unter Verwendung der illustr. Orig.-Broschur mit den beiden fein ausgeführten Zeichnungen von Ranftl. Rümann 1737 (mit dem Verlag: Braumüller & Seidel); Rabenlechner I, 98 - Seltene erste Ausgabe dieser Gesellschaftssatire. Die Ereignisse der 1848er Revolution werden in die Zeit der französischen Revolution zurückversetzt. Mit den scharf gezeichneten und prägnanten Illustrationen Ranftls, des sog. "Hunde-Raffaels".- Stockfleckig.

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        The Miracles of Our Lord

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

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        Falls of the Kamanis Taquoih River

      London.. [ 1848].. Color lithograph, with additional handcoloring, 10 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches (26.5 x 39cm). Toning to verso and very edge of sheet from previous framing, couple of tiny foxing spots in upper image area, light soiling to margins, overall very good condition. A magnificent image of the Kakabeka Falls along the Kaministiquia River near Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. 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). .

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        NOTES OF A MILITARY RECONNAISSANCE FROM FORT LEAVENWORTH, IN MISSOURI, TO SAN DIEGO, IN CALIFORNIA, INCLUDING PARTS OF THE ARKANSAS, DEL NORTE, AND GILA RIVERS

      Washington. 1848.. 614pp. plus two folding maps and sixty-seven plates (three of which are single-page maps). Original cloth, recased, original backstrip laid down with most of printed spine label retained. Some wear and staining to cloth. Occasional light tanning and foxing. Intermittent stains. Overall a good copy. The House issue of the Emory report, including the reports of J.W. Abert, Joseph Johnston, and Philip St. George Cooke. Together the three summarize the activity of the U.S. Army to the west of Santa Fe after the capture of New Mexico by the Army of the West. This copy of the Emory report lacks his large map, which was not included in all copies of this issue. The first of the smaller maps is Philip St. George Cooke's "Sketch of Part of the march & wagon road of Lt. Colonel Cooke, from Santa Fe to the Pacific Ocean, 1846-7," which shows the route of the Mormon Battalion from Santa Fe to the Gila River. The other, "Map of the Territory of New Mexico," was compiled by lieutenants Abert and Peck after the conquest of New Mexico. Both are important contributions to western cartography. Abert's report includes material on the Indians of New Mexico and their languages, as well as all of his views of New Mexico, the best group of early New Mexico views published. Wagner-Camp is in error in its collation of this edition, mistakenly calling for only forty plates, plus those of the Abert report. There are, in fact, more natural history plates. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 505, 532. WAGNER-CAMP 148:7. ZAMORANO 80, 33. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 1207. COWAN, p.195. GRAFF 1249. HILL 561 (ref). RITTENHOUSE 188. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 1669. HOWES E145.

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        Notes of a military reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila rivers

      Washington: Wendell & Van Benthuysen, 1848. 8vo (23.2 cm, 9.1"). 416 pp.; 43 plts. (lacking 1 fold. map). Emory, Brevet Major of the Corps of Topographical Engineers and an outstanding surveyor and mapmaker, here provides a groundbreaking description of the terrain, flora and fauna, and peoples of the historic Southwest. J. Gregg Layne (Zamorano 80) says, "A library of Western Americana is incomplete without [Emory's report]." The volume is illustrated with => 43 lithographed plates done by Weber & Co., including a portrait of "A New Mexican Indian Woman," a fish of the Gila River, a map of "the actions fought at San Pasqual in upper California between the Americans and Mexicans Dec. 6th & 7th 1846," and a view of cliffside hieroglyphics, as well as a series of 14 botanical images. Government document: 30th Congress, 1st Session. Senate. Executive document no. 7; Howes describes this as the second issue of an edition which appeared in the same year as the first. The present example does not include the oversized, folding map found in some copies; the plates here are, however, in the preferred state, attributed to Weber. Cowan & Cowan 195; Graff 1249 (other 1848 issues only); Haferkorn 38; Howes E145; Sabin 22536 (for House ed. only); Wagner-Camp, Plains & Rockies, 148:2; Zamorano 80, 33. Recent black cloth, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label. Oversized, folding map lacking. Plates and pages with some light to moderate foxing; one leaf with tear from upper margin, extending into text without loss. Clean, strong.

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        HINTS ON COTTAGE ARCHITECTURE, BEING A SELECTION OF DESIGNS FOR LABOURER'S COTTAGES. Singly in Pairs, and in Groups, with Plans, Elevations and Estimates.

      Joseph Hollway, Milsom Street, Bath 1848 - A charming and rare production with delightful lithographic plates; pp. [30], 9 lithographed plates. Collation: lithographed title page, Dedication, Subscribers, Preface , Introductory Notes, 9 Lithographic plates printed on thick paper each with a supporting leaf of letterpress printed to the verso only. Original green textured cloth binding with gilt lettering to the front boards and blind stamped decoration. Some general wear and rubbing, cloth a little discoloured, corners more worn. Contents good and tight, original pale yellow end papers - a little worn, stained and creased, title page with a little sliver fish damage to the top outer corner, not affecting image, now professionally repaired, last plate and associated letterpress also with a little silverfish damage to top outer corner, not affecting image, light spotting to some plates. A good copy. Notes: Henry Weaver (d.1886) was an architect and estate agent living near Calne, Wiltshire (as advertised on the title page). The volume is dedicated to The Marquis of Lansdowne (of Bowood House, near Calne). This 1st ed. was printed for the 102 named subscribers and, even though presumably other copies were printed, is undeniably scarce. It is not in RIBA or Colvin catalogue; we have managed to locate only one copy at auction and that in 2003. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MITCHELL'S NATIONAL MAP OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC OR UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA. TOGETHER WITH MAPS OF THE VICINITIES OF THIRTY-TWO OF THE PRINCIPAL CITIES AND TOWNS IN THE UNION

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1848.. Wall map, 39 x 49 inches, full period color. Surrounded by thirty-two small maps of individual American cities. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers. Some creasing, toning, and staining, but overall in very good condition. The fifth edition of an important wall map of the United States, following editions of 1843, 1844, 1845, and 1846. Along with thirty-two small maps of individual American cities, there are two important additional inset maps, which appeared first in the 1846 version: "Map of Oregon Territory" (shown encompassing Oregon and Washington) and "Map of the State of Texas." The change in the Oregon Territory inset is significant, in that the inset on the 1846 edition showed Oregon going north into Canada, while the present inset shows Oregon Territory constrained by the boundaries of the Treaty of 1846. Texas includes virtually all of present-day New Mexico. Another two additional inset maps ("Map of the North- Eastern boundary of the United States According to the Treaty of 1842" showing the Maine-Canada boundary, and "Map of the Southern part of Florida") are carried over from earlier versions of the map. There are also two population tables. As with all of Mitchell's early maps of the United States, the main map extends no further west than the 95th meridian (eastern Texas). Due to the tremendous territorial growth west of the 95th meridian brought about by the Mexican War (1846-48), the map was discontinued after 1850. The map, engraved by J.H. Brightly, also appeared at least once (1843) in a pocket map format, with the thirty-two town plans on a separate sheet. Not in Phillips' MAPS, which lists the 1843 edition. The present map is significantly different in size than the 1848 Mitchell wall map described in Rumsey 2300. An important map showing territorial gains made in the Mexican War.

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        Contemporay Hand-colored lithograph: "Thebes" from "Egypt & Nubia"

      London, 1848. . Framed and glazed. Very handsome cream painted wooden frame

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        Panoramic Views of Rio de Janeiro and its surrounding scenery, Lithographed by James Dickson, from paintings by the late Le Capelain the original sketches by Edwd. Nicolle Junr Esqre

      A magnificent panorama of Rio de Janeiro. N.d. [c.1848]. Liverpool. Baines & Herbert. In oblong folio. Lithograph title & ten tinted lithograph plates. Folio. Publisher's brown pebble-grain cloth, upper cover gilt, slightly rubbed. First edition, sepia issue. A lovely copy of this rare work. Le Capelain produced the ten views here based on original sketches by Nicolle. The ten views are uncaptioned and feature images of the city, Guanabara Bay, Sugarloaf Mountain and the surrounding hills. The son of a Jersey printer, Le Capelain (1812-1848) received most of his training in the family business. His artistic talent came to the notice of many with the publication of his watercolour of Mount Orgueil in Moss's Views of the Channel Islands in 1829. He lived in England for a short while in 1832 and travelled to Scotland and France where he continued to paint. On the visit of Queen Victoria to Jersey, he was commissioned to produce an album of watercolours to comemorate it. The Queen was so delighted with The Queen's Visit to Jersey (1847), she asked him to produce a series of views of the Isle of Wight. Sadly, Le Capelain died of consumption before he was able to complete the commission. Abbey's note is curious, attributing authorship to Le Capelain, who never travelled further than France. Unfortunately, very little is known about Nicolle. Seven copies of this work located on OCLC. Just two copies have appeared at auction in the past 30 years: one in mordern half morocco, the other disbound. Abbey, 710. Borba de Moraes, 226.

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        ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR OF AN AMERICAN MERCHANT SHIP

      Boston: Signed “Boston”, Dated 1848. With fine provenance, from the collections of the Musée de la Citadelle Vauban A beautiful original painting in finely executed colours. 380 x 535 mm., the painting matted and handsomely presented. A very finely preserved example. A VERY BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE, FINELY EXECUTED. A portrait of the “Imresse”, an American three-masted merchant ship sailing along the coast and carrying the American flag. Beautifully preserved and especially attractive.

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

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

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

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

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        Vanity Fair. A Novel without a Hero. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author

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

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        William Thackeray Vanity Fair First US Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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        Deutsche Nation siehe hier Deinen König!

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

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

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

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        Mein Herr, machen Sie Ihr Spiel fertig, während der Ball noch rollt!

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

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        Vanity Fair. A Novel Without a Hero

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1848. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author. Octavo (222 × 142 mm). Late 20th-century green calf by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, brown morocco labels, woven pattern blocked in blind to boards, marbled endpapers, double-line rules to boards, floral turn-ins, and top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece and illustrated title page, 38 plates, illustrations throughout. Original wrappers and ads for some volumes bound in at rear. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, the first issue with the drop-head title in rustic lettering to page 1; the "Marquis of Steyne" woodcut on page 336 (later suppressed); and "Mr Pitt" for "Sir Pitt" on page 453. A very handsomely bound copy.

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        Die Naturgeschichte der Juden. Memoiren zur Emancipationsgeschichte der Juden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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