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        Notes of a military reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego in California

      Wendell and Van Benthuysen, Washington 1848 - First edition, Senate issue (preceded by the House issue), 8vo, pp. 416; with 40 lithograph plates and 3 sketch maps, and without the large folding map which was "not in all copies" - Howes. With the bookplate of the railroad baron, James J. Hill, with the perforated stamp of the library he founded in the margin of the title-p. (touching 1 letter), and with accession numbers on spine; original brown cloth, spine ends chipped, paper label perished but with an added manuscript label in what may be Hill's hand. Howes E-145. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Five Years in Kaffirland; with Sketches of the Late War in that Country, to the Conclusion of Peace. Written on the Spot.


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        A Complete and Universal Dictionary of the English Language; Comprehending the Explanation, Pronunciation, Origin and Synonymes of Each Word; an Epitome of History, Biography, and the Useful Sciences.

      Virtue & Co., London 1848 - This magnificent dictionary is most collectable for its 44 engraved county maps. On its title-page the book also states its purpose to be 'a description of the counties, cities and market-towns of Great Britain and of the kingdoms, states, provinces and cities in the known world, with a variety of other useful information'. This substantial new edition was enlarged, improved and 'adapted to the present state of science' by B. B. Woodward. Our copy has been handsomely re-bound in modern half-calf with brown cloth sides - the book has five raised bands and title lettering in blind on the spine plus hand-sewn headbands. The text comprises 951 pages and in addition to the 44 county maps has numerous other illustrations, plans and portraits. The maps are in excellent condition apart from occasional light to moderate foxing; the text is clean with minimal foxing. Digital photos available upon request. This dictionary has often been broken up for its county maps but this is a particularly nice example of the text complete with maps in its original state and it has been enhanced by a careful and sensitive fresh binding. The book is heavy and extra postage may be needed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Testacea Britannica; or, British shells. Part I[-II]. With : (2) Supplement to Testacea Britannica.London, J. White (printed by J.S. Hollis, Romsey; supplement by S. Woolmer, Exeter), [1803-] 1808[-ca. 1810]. 3 parts in 1 volume. Large 4to (27.5 x 21.5 cm). With 3 engraved title-pages, more than 200 figures in 30 engraved plates by Eliza Dorville. With 20 excellent original ink and watercolour drawings of shells (ca. 1801) bound in, along with 4 slips containing 5 engraved figures showing shells. All engraved shell figures coloured by a contemporary hand. 20th-century brown half morocco, with the original wrappers of heavy plain paper bound in.

      Nissen, ZBI 2875; for Eliza Dorville: J. Crockford, Reports of cases in the law of real property & conveyancing, London, 1848, pp. 440-444. Rare complete set (two parts plus the supplement) of an extensive and thoroughly illustrated account of British shells, here with 20 excellent original watercolour drawings of shells by an unknown artist, with the species noted in neatly written captions, bound in near the relevant descriptions (4 additional slips contain engravings of shells). The thirty plates that form an integral part of the present book were drawn and engraved by Eliza Donville (ca. 1770-1844), mistress of the author. With bookplate. In very good condition, with minor foxing in the book itself and in the inserted watercolour drawings, one of which has a tear repaired, slightly affecting the tip of the shell. Due to the weight of the volume the bookblock is separated from the front hinge, but the binding is otherwise very good. An important and well-illustrated work on British shells, here with 20 excellent original watercolour drawings bound in.

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        An American dictionary of the English language; containing the whole vocabulary of the first edition in two volumes quarto; the entire corrections and improvements of the second edition in two volumes royal octavo; to which is prefixed and introductory dissertation on the origin, history, and connection of the languages ... Revised and enlarged by Chauncey A. Goodrich

      Springfield: George & Charles Merriam, 1848. First edition of the first Merriam-Webster dictionary; thick 4to, pp. lxxxiv, 1367; engraved frontis portrait after Samuel F.B. Morse (slightly offset onto title-p.); full original sheep, gilt lettered direct on spine; some rubbing and wear, but sound.

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        Gen. Taylor's Letter of Acceptance, and Views of National Policy. Illustrated Edition.

      n.p. (possibly Philadelphia): General Tom Thumb, 1848. 12 pp. 2 1/4 x 1 1/2". Tan paper wrapper with woodcut, text with 4 woodcuts, final leaf blank, wrappers slightly soiled, in fine condition. Possibly unrecorded. Not in OCLC or the NUC. Not in AAS, Huntington, L.C., etc. Not in the standard reference works on miniature books. General Tom Thumb (Charles Sherwood Stratton) was born in 1838 so he was only 10 years old at the time of this publication. Stratton, was a little person adopted by P.T. Barnum (a distant cousin), who became famous by performing in the circus. Zachary Taylor, the 12th President of the United States, was reluctantly convinced by the Whig Party to be the nominee for their party in the election of 1848. This little pamphlet contains the text of his letter of acceptance of that nomination

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        The Bottle & The Drunkard's Children. A Sequel to The Bottle

      D. Bogue, London 1848 - Folio, 46 x 36 cm. Two suites, each with eight plates, sepia tinted, mounted on heavy stock, sixteen plates total. Accompanying the plates, two poems by Charles Mackay "The Bottle: A Poem. To Illustrate The Etchings of George Cruikshank & The Drunkard's Children: A Sequel To the Bottle" -- each six pages unnumbered, 41 x 28 cm. Cruikshank, a heavy drinker in earlier life became a staunch advocate for abstinence, lecturing on the evils of drink when he became a member of "The National Temperance Society in the late 1840's. These two graphic presentations, albeit scorchingly overly dramatic of alcohol's consequences, viral in their antipathy. COHN 194 & 195. Original brown wrappers bound-in. Plates and poems clean and fresh, bookplate, rubbing to tips and backstrip extremities. Green cloth lettered in gilt. Very good [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [MANUSCRIPT] "Barque Gipsy Queen" Journal of a Passage from Liverpool to Port Philip [sic] & Sidney [sic], New South Wales in the years 1848 & 9. By William Dickinson, Cabin Passenger. David Roy, Commanding.

      An important, unpublished eyewitness account of life in Port Phillip and Sydney just prior to the gold rushes of the 1850s. [1848-1851]. Oblong octavo, contemporary full sheepskin, manuscript ownership inscription to upper board 'W. Dickinson, 1851' (the inscription is inverted; boards rubbed and ink-stained); marbled endpapers, marbled edges; manuscript in brown ink on unruled paper, [98] leaves, with [17] leaves at rear containing additional entries in pencil; [together with] a second journal of the same type, identically bound (spine lacking leather), filled in the same hand with excerpts from English historical works; with several leaves of business accounting, including a list of current prices of beer, wine and spirits in Sydney in 1851 and a list of Dickinson's personal items sold by auction in Sydney; the leaves in both volumes with toning and scattered light foxing, otherwise clean and legible throughout. William Dickinson, whose diary reveals him to have been a literate and reasonably well-educated member of the English middle classes, emigrated to Australia with the hope of starting a new life and career as a merchant. He arrived in Melbourne in April 1849 at an inauspicious time, when all of the colonies were still recovering from the economic depression of the 1840s. He spent two years in Port Phillip (which would remain part of New South Wales until July 1851), but after his attempts in business failed both there and subsequently in Sydney, he returned to England via Cape Horn in February 1851, thus completing an interrupted circumnavigation. The timing of his departure was, like that of his arrival, unfortunate to say the least, as it came just two months before Hargraves' momentous discovery and the commencement of the gold rushes that would lead to an extended period of wealth and prosperity for people of all occupations in New South Wales and Victoria. The first part of the manuscript is a detailed diary of the voyage out as a cabin passenger on the barque Gipsy Queen, from Liverpool to Melbourne via the Cape of Good Hope, which lasted from 7 December 1848 to 7 April 1849. In his outward bound journal Dickinson provides us with a thorough description of the weather, winds, navigational bearings, and the main occurrences on board. He also shares his expectations for a new life in the colonies: 'I little thought 12 months ago such would be my fate, however my intentions for undertaking this voyage were not altogether selfish, although I expect to meet with brighter prospects for ultimate successful business in the land of my adoption, than in my native country which I leave with regret perhaps never to see again' (1 January 1849). The Gipsy Queen arrived at Hobson's Bay, Port Phillip, on April 7 1849: 'Royal Hotel. In Australia. Came on shore with the Mate at 8 a.m. We landed in a boat at the Beach which is about 2 miles from Melbourne. The walk is along a flat sandy road, the country here is not very prepossessing and is liable to floods. There is a wooden erection near the Beach which is converted into a Hotel and is kept by a very eccentric character called Liardet. This spot I am informed was originally a grant from the Crown and the proprietor has been in the Colony some considerable time ... Had a stroll around the City of Melbourne ... One feels very lonely and a gloom of despondencies apt to come across one's mind being left alone in a Country where your future prospects are in the dark and not a face you know ... This is the first time I have felt homesick and really my heart is almost ready to burst partly from disappointment in the reception and also from being left alone in a strange Country.' The next twenty pages, filled in almost a year later, give an overview of Dickinson's pursuits in Port Phillip for the previous year, with descriptions of the young settlement of Melbourne, his attempts to find a job and travels through the bush to Mount Alexander, where he visited a sheep station, as well as observations of Australian farming and agriculture. These notes were made in Geelong in March 1850 where the author had come from Melbourne to restore his health. The next section of Dickinson's journal contains 'Remarks and Narrative of my career in Melbourne from March 1850', and is written during January 1851 on board the brig Freak en route from Melbourne to Sydney. It is a continuation of his notes written in Geelong, and constitutes an important first-hand account of life in pre-gold rush Melbourne. Dickinson arrived in Port Jackson on 26 January 1851: 'This has been a general holiday and is strictly observed by all classes being the 63rd Anniversary of the founding of the Colony. A splendid Regatta comes off on this day which forms the principal amusement of the day and from the natural beauty and safety of the harbour it isa highly delightful sight. The races commence at 10 a.m. and continue throughout the day, the competitors are from the smallest boats to largest coaster in the Harbour' (27 January 1851). Detailed descriptions of Sydney and Botany, and Dickinson's last unsuccessful attempts to find employment, occupy the next ten or so pages. Dickinson sadly observes in his diary that 'such was not my fate to settle in this colony at present', and the last part of the manuscript documents his return to England on board the ship Agricola (February-May 1851). The diary ends in the South Atlantic Ocean at the latitude of Brazil (Lat. 30°46'S, Long. 31°7'W). The second journal, which was kept by Dickinson on board the Agricola, contains extensive excerpts copied by him from English historical works, as well as a few leaves of his business accounting and a list of prices for wine and spirits in Sydney which were current during his visit.

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        Letters from Ingersoll to James Madison and Others

      1848. 6 letters. Philadelphia Washington, D.C. 1825-1848. 6 letters. Philadelphia Washington, D.C. 1825-1848. A Notable Philadelphia Attorney Writes to James Madison and Others [Manuscript Archive]. Ingersoll, Charles Jared [1782-1862]. [Madison, James [1751-1836], And Other Recipients]. [Letters from Ingersoll to James Madison and Others]. Philadelphia or Washington, D.C. 1825-1848. 6 letters comprising 11 pages, sizes range from 7-1/4" x 3-1/2" to 10" x 8." Manuscript in ink. Light to moderate toning, fold lines, minor wear and soiling. $950. * The son of Jared Ingersoll [1749-1822], Continental Congressman and Signer of the U.S. Constitution, Charles Jared Ingersoll was a Philadelphia lawyer and Pennsylvania U.S. District Attorney and Congressman. This small but interesting collection of letters are representative of his equally distinguished legislative and judicial careers. The addressees in our group of letters include former U.S. President James Madison, lawyer and later Mayor of Philadelphia John Morin Scott and John Young Mason, jurist and then U.S. Secretary of the Navy. The letter to Madison introduces a French nobleman visiting America who wishes "to examine its institutions." The letter to Scott concerns The Postmaster General v. Eldred &c. of Ridgway, a legal case he was hearing in the Court of the U.S. Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In 1844, while serving as U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania in the 28th Congress, Ingersoll wrote a letter to Richard E. Stillwell providing a detailed response to a request for a professional memoir. Ingersoll's letter of July 17, 1844 to E.L. Burd of Chestnut Street in Philadelphia accedes with the latter's request for an introduction to the newly appointed U.S. Minister to France, William Rufus King. Burd's reply the next day was written upon the same bifolium and returned to Ingersoll with Burd's "sincere thanks." In 1847 Samuel Grice of Kensington in Philadelphia, trying of obtain a midshipman warrant in the navy for his nephew, Samuel J. Deacon, wrote Ingersoll for his help. When no immediate action was taken by the Secretary of the Navy, John Young Mason [1799-1859], Deacon himself appealed to Ingersoll via letter on April 17, 1847. In turn, Congressman Ingersoll (without endorsement or comment) forwarded the letter to the Secretary of the Navy that same day to support his case. Writing to an unnamed recipient, Ingersoll's letter of March 25, 1848 sends along an unaut.

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        Aristotelis Opera Omnia. Greace et latine cum indice niminum et rerum absolutissimo

      Editore Ambrosio Firmin Didot. INTERLINGUE 9,8 Opera omnia completa in 5 tomi di biblioteca antica, legatura coeva, volumi sulla retorica, poetica e politica di Aristotele, che portano con dignita i loro 150 anni, vari i naturali segni del tempo come le usure da scaffale con qualche graffio, presenti mende alle punte e qualche piccolo strappo alle cuffie e dorso lungo le cerniere, usure che non ne alterano pregio e non condizionano il buono stato di conservazione complessivo. Firma di appartenenza all' antiporta, in elegante e minuta grafia più timbro di appartenenza ai f. preliminari, litografia al frontespizio, graziose le guardie marmorizzate, pagine brunite molto ben preservate, segnate da qualche appunto ai margini ed evidenziazioni del testo, limitate le fioriture. Testo in due colonne, greco con traduzione a fronte in latino. Vol. 1: 1848, Vol. II: 1850, Vol. III: 1856, Vol. IV: 1930, Vol. V: 1931. Lingue presenti Greco Antico e Latino. USATO

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        Gedichte. Zweite, vermehrte Auflage.

      Stuttgart und Tübingen, Cotta 1848. VIII,303 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. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Ältere Literatur

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        Der arme Spielmann. 1848.

      4, 80 S., 1 Bl., schwarzer Maroquinband mit Gold- und Blindprägung, Kopfgoldschnitt, Rücken an den Bundstegen berieben, an den Buchdeckeln m. Abriebspuren, ersten Bll. u. einige Textss. z.Tl. mehrfach gestempelt "Fortbildungsschulrat f. Wien ..." sowie Nummernstempel, im Text tlw. fingerfl., 1 Seite fleckig. Eines von 450 in der Maschine numerierten Exemplaren auf Bücherpapier (gesamt 520) dieses jedoch - wie sonst nur die 50 Exemplare auf Bütten - in Leder gebunden von der Wiener Werkstätte. - Einbandzeichnung, Vorsatz und Rahmen von Josef HOFFMANN, Lettern nach Entwürfen von Viktor MADER. Die Durchsicht des Textes besorgte Viktor HOFMANN VON WELLENHOF.

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        Meerz Fyze, an Oosbeg Elchee, or Ambassador

      London: Hering & Remington, 1848. Near Fine. 1 hand-colored lithograph 429 x 533 mm. (image is 275 x 375 mm.; mat is 19.5 x 23 inches). The lithograph was created by Edmund Walker (1813 or 1814-1882) of Day & Son, after James Rattray's drawing. James Rattray (1818-1854) was a lieutenant in the British Bengal Army during the first Anglo-Afghan War, 1839-1842. The sketches he produced were published in 30 plates in Scenery, Inhabitants, & Costumes of Afghaunistan (1847-48). This is plate no. 22, in regard to which Rattray wrote: "I sketched this Uzbeg at the Fort of Lughmaunee, Cohistaun." The ambassador represented Mir Wali, prince of the frontier town of Kulum, near Kunduz. In September 1840 the British were negotiating with Wali to transfer his allegiance to Shah Shuja. Green dealer's label on back of mat from Harold T. Storey, London. Very scarce. In Near Fine Condition: lithograph is clean and bright; minor soiling to mat.

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        A Narrative of the Expedition Sent by Her Majesty's Government to the River Niger,in 1841 under the command of Captain H.D.Trotter.

      1848 - First edition. 2 vols. Portrait, 2 folding maps & 15 engraved (1 folding)plates and including 1 further map., with illustrations in the text. 8vo. A very good copy in original but remainder (?) blue cloth, gilt very slight wear to headcaps. a prize binding as attested by an inscrription on the front free endpaper ( Ealing School fourth Mathematics 1858) , a.e.gxviii, 509; viii, 511pp. London, Bentley, Sent to the Niger with orders to penetrate as far as possible and make treaties with the local rulers to outlawthe Slave Trade, the expedition met with considerable hardship from first entering the river. For the most part they remained healthy for the first monthuntil reaching Iddah after which many of here crew were struck down with fever until matters were so grave that even the determined Capt. Trotter was forced to order Capt Allen retreat to the coast while he pushed on in the hopes of reaching a healthier climate upstream. But fever continued too ravage the crew and by the 8th August any further progress was clearly impossible. The expedition was considered a disastrousfailure though Commander Allen citesthethree treaties signed with the most influential potentates on the river to haveconstitutedpartial success. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Recherches sur la lycanthropie

      1848 - Broché Un volume in-8 (224x139 mm), 70 pages Pages 22/23 fortement roussies à cause d'un morceau de vieux journal Tiré de à part fort rare de cet article paru dans XIXe volume des Mémoires de la Société des antiquaires de France. Louis-Félix Bourquelot, professeur a l'école des Chartes était aussi membre de la Société des Antiquaires de France. Yve-Plessis [980 : "article très documenté"] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Original wrappers 8vo (224x139 mm), 70 pages Pages 22/23 strongly foxed. Rare offprint from XIXe volume des Mémoires de la Société des antiquaires de France". Scholarship paper on lycanthropy. Yve-Plessis [980 : "article très documenté"] In 8 / 8vo 85g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Fine Album with 78 Identified Plaided Hair Works including 16 Doubles (Husband & Wife Entwined) and Woven Hearts

      Livingston, Columbia County NY , 1848. A 7" x 8 1/2" handcrafted album with wallpaper covers and satin ribbon border. An interesting arrray of plaited hair from numerous families in the Livingston, Columbia County NY area. Of particular note - 16 of the works include hair from a husband and a wife, each woven or looped in a different manner and joined with a ribbon at center. An array of ribbons adorn the hair. The first page includes several members of the Potts family. A verse reads "Why gaze you on my hoary hairs Ye children young and gay Your locks beneath the blast of cares May bleach as white as they. Remember they That used to wear Upon their heads These locks of hair. The following two pages also include verses referencing hair. Additional verses scattered throughout the book. A single pair of woven paper hearts near the end of the book. The final page includes a single lock of hair and is captioned "Maria Potts. This lock of hair was cut at the time of her death at the age of 91. Members from the following families appear Potts, Bachman, Handerson, Hermans, Shear, Wilteie, Plags, Denninger, Pierce, Rockefeller, Gardner, Decker, Ham, Simpson, Rote, Wright, Genon, Wright, Cole,

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      Venezia Senza Editore 1848 Pagine 400 Legatura coeva in mezza pelle. Titolo e fregi in oro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. Numerose incisioni in bianco e nero nel testo. Sporadiche fioriture. Ottimo esemplare. Di questo rarissimo quotidiano satirico veneziano composto da 4 pagine ogni numero offriamo i primi 100 numeri che vanno dal 13 Luglio 1848 al 21 Ottobre 1848. A partire dal n. 21 (5 agosto) il sottotitolo completo è il seguente: Giornale buffo (a suo tempo), politico e pittoresco

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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 (217 x 136 mm). Contemporary green morocco by Cooper of Birmingham, gilt titles and decoration to spine in compartments, frame gilt to covers, yellow endpapers, top edge gilt. Etched frontispiece, vignette title page, 38 plates, 83 wood-engraved vignettes and 66 similar initials after Thackeray. With the contemporary ownership inscription of Somerset Gough Calthorpe (1831–1912), to the front pastedown. Calthorpe entered the army as a cornet in the 8th Hussars on 23 May 1848. Binder's stamp to foot of front free endpaper. 3 plates, including frontispiece, misbound but present. Spine lightly faded, minor rubbing to extremities, occasional offsetting from plates; an excellent copy. First edition in book form. This copy with one of the points traditionally taken to denote the first issue ("Mr. Pitt" for "Sir Pitt" on page 453, line 31); as the novel was originally published in 20 parts between January 1847 and July 1848, such points conceivably would have been amended before serialization was completed. "Modern editions of this classic novel almost invariably omit Thackeray's vignettes and often give only a selection from his etchings. The reader is deprived thereby not only of much amusement but also of important clues to the meaning of the story" (Ray).

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        Versuch einer Theorie des religiösen Wahnsinns. Ein Beitrag zur Kritik der religiösen Wirren der Gegenwart

      Halle Schwetschke, 1848-50 (2 Bde. in 1 Bd.). - selten wie alle Werke von Ideler. Dieser war Exponent der "Psychiker" im Streit mit den "Somatikern" Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Von 1840 bis 1860 war er Direktor der Irrenabteilung der Charite in Berlin. Erster Theil: "Die Erscheinungen des religiösen Wahnsinns". Zweiter Theil: "Die Entwickelung des religiösen Wahnsinns". Im Band 1 dieses Buches findet sich eine "feine psychologische Studie" über die Entwicklung von Luthers Dämonenglauben. Alexander v. Humboldt bezeichnete das Werk als "eine vortreffliche Schrift" (KIRCHHOFF I, 152ff.). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1202 22 x 14cm, mod. Pappband mit marmoriertem Deckelbezug, Rückenschild mit goldgeprägtem Titel, erste und letzte Seiten der beiden Teile stockfleckig; IX, 557 S.; IV, 687 S. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Revue Comique à l'Usage des Gens Sérieux [ Edition originale - 38 Livraisons - Complet ] Histoire morale, philosophique, politique, critique, littéraire et artistique de la Semaine.

      1 vol. in-4 demi-chagrin rouge, dos à 4 nerfs, Dumineray, de Novembre 1848 à décembre 1849, 4 ff. n. ch. (dont couv. en couleur du second tome), 368-188 pp. De la bibliothèque du Vicomte de Pelleport-Burète, baron d'Empire, avec son ex-libris gravé. Bon exemplaire (qq. rouss., très bel état par ailleurs). On joint les 3 feuillets de titre de la deuxième année. Vicaire fournit une description complexe et très précise (Vicaire, VI, 1081). Notre exemplaire est bien complet, avec les gravures en supplément annoncées (en revanche, les deux dernières sont ici déjà présentes au verso de feuillets de livraison), sans les couv. de livraison non nécessaires, et bien complet des deux plats de chaque tome, dont la rare couverture en couleur du tome second. Français

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        Charaktere, Charakteristiken und vermischte Schriften. Bd. 1 + 2 [in 1 Buch].

      Königsberg Samter, 1848. 226, 232 S. Kl.-8°, Halbleder Guter Zustand. Einband berieben. Ex Libris im Vorsatz. Bibl.-Ex. mit den üblichen Stempeln (teilweise geschwärzt) und Rückenschild. Papier alterungsbedingt vergilbt. Ursprünglich aus der Bibliothek des Germanisten Richard Moritz Meyer (1860-1914). Versand D: 3,00 EUR Franz Ritter von Baader Ludwig Feuerbach Johann Friedrich Herbart George Saul Goethe Heinrich Heine Lord Byron

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      New York: Robert Carter, 1848. First Edition. Hardcover. Moderate foxing, some rubbing and staining to the front cover. Very Good. Octavo (5-3/4" x 9") bound in publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering on the spine; 312, [8] pages. SIGNED and dated 22 March 1850 with a price of $1 vertically on the front pastedown by the thirteenth President of the United States while in office. Fillmore has also written the notation F - 1 on the top of the title page, a notation he used on books in his personal library to denote the room and shelf where the book was stored. An especially large and attractive signature. Millard Fillmore was an avid reader and book collector. Fillmore established the first White House Library. When he moved from Washington, he relocated his library to Buffalo, NY. After his death in 1874, his large library was sold by his son.

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        Bekanntmachung ... Die Königl. Bayer. Polizei-Direktion München theilt dem hiesigen Magistrate offiziell mit, daß die Gräfin Landsfeld, nachdem sie gestern die Haupt= und Residenzstadt München verlassen, heute Vormittags 11 Uhr von Pasing aus in Begleitung zweier Polizei-Bediensteter auf der Eisenbahn nach Lindau abgereist ist ...


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        Portrait drawing of Hesing. Signed ("Hesing") in bold black ink at the foot beneath his portrait, also adding the junk name "Keying" and "Brooks" to the head, all with their equivalent Chinese characters beneath.

      [Blackwall, June 20th, 1848.] - 8vo. Mounted on cardboard. One addenda (see below). The drawing bears to the upper corner a red ink stamp with Chinese characters, being the seal of Prince Hui Rui. The document has been affixed to a slightly larger card. - Few stains not affecting the signatures. Small folding and creasing. - Together with a colourful visiting card, with Hesing signature, beneath his name in Chinese characters and alongside a Chinese ink red stamp, being the seal of Prince Hui Rui. The card has been affixed to a slightly larger card with a typed annotation "Signature of a Chinaman written on board the Chinese junk at Blackwall, June 20th, 1848". - With heavy folding. - The Keying was a three-masted Chinese trading junk that sailed from Hong Kong in December 1846 with a mixed crew of Chinese and British sailors. The vessel had been purchased surreptitiously by a conglomerate of enterprising English businessmen. It was placed under the command of Captain Kellett with the intention of carrying curiosities and merchandise to England and thereafter serving as a kind of floating museum. The Chinese crew members that they were embarking on such an extended journey were not aware of such plans. The Keying arrived in New York City on July 9, 1847, creating a sensation, with seven thousand visitors per day. - In late March 1848, the Keying arrived in London to great fanfare, and several different medals were struck to commemorate its appearance, including one that had a bust of Madarin Hesing. It was visited by the Queen Victoria, whose right to be the first European woman to visit it was reserved, The Duke of Wellington and Charles Dickens. - It has been suggested that the Chinese Emperor was aware of the project from the start and secretly kept informed about it, and that the mandarin served as an informer to report back in detail.

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        Grundriß der Metaphysik. Für Vorlesungen. Trier, Fr. Lintz, 1848.

      1848. (8), (3)-207, (1) SS. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Deckelfileten und Rückentitel. Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. Widmungsexemplar des Autors an seinen Lehrer, den Wiener Theologen und Philosophen Anton Günther (1783-1863): "Sr. Hochwürden, dem Herrn Dr. Günther in hochachtungsvoller Ergebenheit, der Verfaßer" (Vorsatzblatt). Der Trierer Theologe Merten (1809-72) war lange Zeit der Philosophie Günthers verpflichtet, dessen Werke 1857 wegen seines "Semirationalismus" vom Vatikan auf den Index gesetzt wurden. Der sog. "Güntherianismus", der in den Jahren 1830-70 großen Einfluß ausübte, bestand hauptsächlich in einer rationalen Begründung des Christentums und einer fundierten Anthropologie. Mertens eigene "Metaphysik" wurde zwar nicht indiziert, doch beugte sich Merten dem Willen der katholischen Kirche, wandte sich allmählich von Güntherianismus ab und "söhnte sich, je länger er lebte, innerlich mit den Principien der großen Scholastiker aus. Es wäre Unrecht, Merten einer rein äußerlichen Accomodation an eine ihm innerlich widerstrebende Richtung anzuklagen. Der einfache demütige Sinn des Mannes machte es ihm verhältnismäßig leicht, mit seiner Vergangenheit zu brechen" (ADB XXI, 470). - Zahlreiche wohl von der Hand des Autors herrührende Textkorrekturen, die in der Regel Zeichensetzung, Textauszeichnung, Sprachrhythmus etc., aber auch Wortergänzungen betreffen. Später in der katholisch-theologischen Fakultätsbibliothek zu Wien mit entspr. Titelstempel. Zuletzt in der Bibliothek Dr. Eduard Kamenicky (1925-2008). Dekorativ gebunden.

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        A History of British Mollusca, and their Shells

      Van Voorst [1848-]1853, London - , 2 plain + 201 hand-coloured lithographic plates. . HB. 4 vols, lxxx, 486; viii, 557; x, 616; vi, 302, roy. 8vo, orig. cloth, patchily faded, a few small nicks to spines; endpapers foxed - generally very clean. Plates exquisitely coloured by hand. Some gatherings unopened. Vg. Plates by G.B. Sowerby and James de Carle Sowerby. Rare large paper edition with plates hand-coloured (in the small paper edition plates are uncoloured). The two plain plates are never coloured. Plates comprise 139 of shells and 64 of animals. [Nissen ZBI, 1406]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dombey and Son

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1848 - Book measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. First edition, first issue, meeting Eckel points, lacking half title. Collation, engraved frontis, engraved title, printed title, xvi, 624pp, 40 plates, as index, 8 line errata. Bound in period or early quater calf, marble boards, raised bands, gilt tooing, coloured edges, marble endpapers. At some time, [ not recently ], the binding has been restored. Showing some signs of wear, marble pattern on boards, rubbed. Generally a nice clean firm binding. Internally, plates are clean, [ possibly washed ]. Pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice copy, in a period or early binding. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Two autograph letters signed.

      Manchester and Pencarrow, 19 Oct. 1847 and 19 July 1848. - 8vo. Together 5 pp. To W. M. Christy and the photographer Edmund Fry, concerning currency reform and defending Robert Peel's Bank Charter Act of 1844: "I dare not attempt in a letter to enter upon the question of the currency but must reserve it for a topic of conversation when we meet. But with regard to Peels late bill for regulating the Bank, & the paper issues of the country, I do not see that it has been proved to be too stringent in its operations. On the contrary, the late gambling excitement in railways occurred after the passing of that measure-and the present depression arises more from the want of confidence & other causes than a deficiency of circulation and declaring: the nations of the Continent are groaning under the cost of their warlike establishments, which are everywhere unpopular, not only with the tax payers, but with those who have to serve as conscripts in the army".

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        Oriental Album. Characters, Costumes, and Modes of life, in the valley of the Nile.

      London, James Madden, 1848. - Folio (382 x 522 mm). (6), 60 pp. With mounted chromolithographed additional decorative title heightened with gold, tinted lithographed portrait, and 30 hand-coloured lithographs. Numerous wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Contemp. red half morocco with giltstamped cover and spine title. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Modern calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt with morocco label. First edition. Only a small portion of the press run - as the present copy - was coloured by hand, providing the utmost detail and atmosphere to the splendid plates showing bedouins, horses, local life and costumes. One of the most sought-after and earliest publications by Prisse d'Avennes, who spent many years in Egypt after 1826, first as an engineer in the service of Mehmet Ali. After 1836 he explored Egypt disguised as an Arab, using the name Edris Effendi; during this period he carried out archaeological excavations in the valley of the Nile. In 1848 he first published his "Oriental Album". This unusual visual collection of "characters, costumes and modes of life in the valley of the Nile" is augmented by a commentary by the renowned orientalist and Egyptologist James Augustus St. John. - The frontispiece portrait depicts the artist's friend George Lloyd in the robes of a sheikh reclining with a hookah, and camels in the background. Lloyd, a botanist accompanying the expedition, accidentally shot himself whilst cleaning a rifle. - Final plate with a few minor repairs to margins; final leaf creased and with marginal repairs. One or two other minor marginal defects. - While normal copies of the first edition regularly appear in the trade or at auctions, the present coloured de luxe issue with all the plates is quite rare. The Atabey copy fetched £36,000 (Sotheby's, May 29, 2002, lot 975); the Longleat copy commanded $59,200 (Christie's, June 13, lot 110) that same year. Atabey 1001. Blackmer 1357. Lipperheide Ma 30. Colas 2427. Hiler 772. Brunet IV, 885. Graesse V, 449. Cf. Heritage Library, Islamic Treasures, s. v. "Art" (illustration). Not in Cook (Egyptological Libr.), Fumagalli (Bibliogr. Etiopica), Gay, Abbey. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Handel des Russischen Reichs.

      - 8vo. Contemporary dark green calf, ornamented in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, inner dentelles ornamented in gilt, pink watered endpapers, all edges gilt; pp. [iv], 330, [2, errata], tables in the text; light wear to extremities, a little spotted in places; provenance: duplicate from a Latvian library (1920s stamp), crossed out earlier German stamp of the Society for Antiquities of the Baltic Provinces of Russia. Scarce first edition of this picture of Russian economy, trade and manufacturing at the time, written by an English lecturer in Dorpat (Tartu, Estonia), who later wrote a book on the impact of the revolutions of 1848/9 on the Austro-Hungarian economy and administration. In the preface he obliquely hints that he wanted to include more statistical tables and material but was stopped by 'important voices' (i.e. the Russian authorities). Divided into six chapters the book opens with a geographical and statistic survey of the Empire, the national wealth, primary production, and industry. This is followed by the trade, the situation of the merchant class and their restrictions, ports, im- and export. The fifth chapter is on customs and tariffs, and the final one deals with trade companies, steam navigation, transport companies and trade agreements. Goldsmiths'-Kress 33720. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les confessions d'un ecolier, recueillies et mises en ordre par M. Alexandre de Saillet, maitre de pension. Illustrations de Victor Adam.

      Paris and Rio de Janeiro: Belin Leprieur et Morizot, 1848 - An important and rare juvenile title by Alexandre de Saillet, who ranks among the most important children's authors of 19th century France. In this book, Saillet pretends to be editing the anonymous confessions of a real schoolboy. Illustrated with a full-page frontispiece lithograph and eleven additional charming full-page lithographs by VICTOR ADAM. In this copy, all twelve of these plates are DELICATELY COLORED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND. Large 8vo. Attractively bound in contemporary quarter calf and boards, spine gilt. Very light wear to binding. Text pages slightly darkened (but not acidic or fragile) due to kind of paper used, but the plates are on far better paper and are thus fine and bright, with only some faint traces of marginal foxing. Not in Gumuchian, who devotes a whole section to Saillet. An excellent copy of a rare book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Warragumba River. Near the Cow Pastures.

      Exeter: W.Spreat, c. 1848. Hand-coloured lithograph, mounted, 150 x 230 mm. A fine Australian view from a series of tinted lithographic plates (published as Sketches in Australia), of Sydney and Harbour areas, mountains and southern coastal regions of New South Wales, "drawn from nature" by Captain Westmacott.The Warrogamba River, part of the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales. It was discovered by George William Evans in 1804. The name comes from the Aboriginal words warra and gamba, meaning water running over rocks. The river was developed into a dam that now supplies a large portion of Sydney's water; the construction was completed in 1948.Little is known of Westmacott, except that he was a captain in the 4th (King's Own) Regiment, and that he spent the early 1840s in Australia. His published views represent the last in the chronology of work by military or naval officers in the romantic landscape tradition of the early 19th century. Fine.

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        Erinnerungen an die Feldzuge der K. K. Oester Armee in Italien in der Jahren 1848 - 1849.

      Munchen, 1851 (data impressa nella litografia al frontespizio e nella successiva pagina di avvertenza). Album in folio massimo in oblungo (cm 43,5 x 59,8), le tavole (cm 42 x 59), front. in tavola tonolitografica + 24 tavole in b/n ciascuna delle quali protetta da velina con ampia descrizione didascalica dell'evento. Le tavole: 1. Scene aus dem Starssenkampf zu Mailand. Marz 1848; 2. Santa Lucia. 6 Mai 1848; 3. Erstürmung der villa Rotonda bei Vicenza. 1 Juni 1848; 4. Vor Vicenza. Am 10 Juni 1848, 5. Auszug nach der capitulation von Vicenza. Am 11 Juni 1848; 6. Sommacampagna. 23 Juli 1848; 7. Schlacht von Custozza. Der 25 Juli 1848; 8. Reitergefecht bei Volta. Am 27 Juli 1848; 9. Volta. Am 27 Juli 1848; 10. Vor Mailand. Am 4 August 1848. 11. Der Uebergang über den Tessino bei Pavia. 20 marz 1849; 12. San Siro. 21 Marz 1849; 13. Mortara (Den 21 Marz 1849); 14 Schlacht von Novara. 23 Marz 1849; 15. Erstürmung der Casa Visconti. 23 Marz 1849; 16. Die Rückkehr des Marschalls. Am Tage nach der Schlacht von Novara; 17. Verwundete Piemontesen in der Kirke zu St. Peter. Nach der Schlacht von Novara den 26 Marz 1849; 18. Vignale. Am 24 Marz 1849. 19. Auf dem Guelphenthurm zu Mestre. 4 Mai 1849; 20. Aus der Belagerung von Malghera; 21. Croaten - Quartier (in Casa Picozzi bei Mestre Vor Venedig); 22. Malghera; 23 Malghera. Nach der einnahme am 27 mai 1849; 24. Vorposten in den Lagunen während der Belagerung von Venedig, bei Campalto. Leg. in tutta tela verde con impressioni in oro al piatto. Opera completa di tutte le tavole. Tracce marginali di usura alla legatura e una macchia di sbiancamento al piatto, all'angolo inferiore sinistro; un certo allentamento, ingiallimento alle bianche e al frontespizio con sporadiche fioriture a certe tavole. Nell'insieme buone tutte le tavole, e l'album può dirsi in buono stato di conservazione.

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        [ABORIGINES] Neuestes Bilderbuch zur Belehrung und Unterhaltung.

      Stuttgart : Engelhorn & Hochdanz, 1848. Folio, original cloth backed pictorial papered boards (rubbed; a few ink marks), the front free-endpaper inscribed 'Mary Stuart Greg / Ellen Greg, from their dear Parents. November 19th 1850'; hand coloured lithographic title page, pp [20 - introduction in German], followed by 28 hand coloured lithographic plates and a world map, each plate with an accompanying page of descriptive text in three columns in German, French and English; text pages with mild foxing, plates fine throughout; a good copy. A beautifully illustrated children's natural history and ethnology primer. The plates, which include depictions of an echidna (plate 1) and an Australian Aborigine (plate 2), illustrate mammals, birds, fishes, reptiles, insects, plants and seashells, as well as peoples of the world. Unrecorded in Australian collections.

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      (Codice MB/2297) DOCUMENTI ORiGINALI: Primo documento (29/2/1848): promozione del Marchese d'Arvillars, già aiutante di campo di S.M., a Luogotenente Generale e Comandante Militare della Divisione di Alessandria. Rilasciato dalla Regia Segreteria di Stato per gli Affari di Guerra e di Marina, su foglio ripiegato di cm 30,6x20,5. Il testo si trova sulla 1a pagina, le 3 restanti sono bianche. Secondo documento: Decreto con cui il re Vittorio Emanuele II concede la pensione "per i disagi e le fatiche della guerra" (15/6/1849). Quattro pagine in pergamena di cm 30,5x21 con titolo a penna in francese e piccola etichetta, contenente un ampio testo manoscritto su 2 pagine, le 2 restanti sono bianche. Testo riquadrato da doppio filetto e ricca intestazione calligrafica a stampa, Firma del Duca di Genova Ferdinando di Savoia e varie altre firme alla 2a pagina. Sigillo regio in cera rossa (piuttosto deformato) nella scatola in argento dorato (diametro cm 8,5) mancante del coperchio; cordone in seta bicolore bianca/verde. Allegata ricevuta su carta azzurra (diritti di cancelleria). Tutto interamente originale e in ottimo stato. Euro 450.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        [MANUSCRIPT] Campagne de la Corvette à Voiles l'Alcméne. Commandée par Mr. Coudein, Capitaine de Frégate, à destination des Mers du Sud et Océanie.

      An important, unpublished first-hand account of the voyage of the French naval corvette Alcméne in the South Seas, 1848-1852, including extended descriptions of the loss of crew members to cannibalism in New Caledonia in 1850, and of the vessel's infamous shipwreck at Kaipara on the west coast of New Zealand in 1851, whilst en route from Hobart Town to Tahiti. [Libourne, France, between 1882 and 1887]. Folio, 270 x 215 mm, manuscript, [159] pp, in 4 stitched sections of 23, 38, 48 and 50 pages respectively, the third section with 2 pencil and wash drawings in the text, the fourth section with 3 pencil and wash drawings in the text and one laid down on thick paper (a depiction of the wreck of the Alcméne); the manuscript is very well preserved and complete; [together with] Certificats de mes services à l'État. Signed autograph manuscript, Challans, 22 August 1887; folio, [3] pp, being the complete maritime service record of Ernest Gendron, author of the Alcméne manuscript. Born in Bordeaux in 1833, Ernest Gendron embarked as a "mousse" (equivalent to the Royal Navy's rank of "boy") on the three-masted corvette Alcméne in July 1848. Gendron's impeccably handwritten account of the voyage was evidently set down by him at some point in the 1880s, and is drawn from his original shipboard notebooks. The vessel departed the west coast of France for the Marquesas and Tahiti on 15 July, with a complement of 262 crew and 122 passengers, mostly soldiers, missionaries and Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent De Paul. It reached Rio de Janeiro on 4 September, Valparaiso on 10 January 1849 and Callao on 18 February, where it remained for almost a month before sailing westward. The Alcméne arrived at Nouka-Hiva in the Marquesas on 3 April 1849, where it relieved the corvette Galathée. Gendron's account includes his observations of the Marquesans, whom he describes as "half-savage", despite the fact that cannibalism is no longer practiced in the islands. Some of the ship's crew participate in the construction of a barracks next to the church. After almost a year's sojourn at Nouka-Hiva the Alcméne departed on 30 March 1850 for Tahiti, where it arrived on 12 April. Its duties there included ensuring the supply of provisions to the missionaries living on the various islands, as well as conducting hydrographic surveys. On 4 July 1850 the ship left for Port Jackson, where it arrived on 8 September after calling in at the Gambier Islands and Wallis Island. The Alcméne did not remain in Sydney long, however, as on 4 October it received orders to sail to the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia, where it was to carry out more hydrographic survey work. The greater part of the manuscript is devoted to episodes in this part of the voyage, including revictualling the missionary communities, visits to the smaller islands, topographic surveys, encounters with the indigenous inhabitants, and the discovery in the jungle of the lost headstone of d'Entrecasteaux. On the 14 November 1850 14 of the Alcméne's crew were sent to explore the islands off the northern tip of New Caledonia in the ship's cutter. When they did not return a search was mounted, but only three of the sailors were found. Gendron, who had remained on board the Alcméne, recounts in great detail the gripping eyewitness narrative of one of the survivors, Lafitte. On 2 December 1850, while collecting fresh water on the island of Yenghebane, the sailors had been attacked by natives, who massacred 11 of their number and captured the other three, bringing them before the chief of the village. The three were then compelled to watch the preparations for the ensuing cannibal feast, as their companions were mutilated and then cooked over hot coals for two hours. Their body parts were distributed amongst the villagers and consumed to the accompanying sound of the enormous slit drums. Having witnessed this terrifying scene, the three survivors were led away to a nearby ravine, where they were held hostage under heavy guard for nine days, before their fortuitous rescue by members of the search party. After erecting a memorial stone to their comrades, the sailors carried out a punitive operation which showed the island's inhabitants no mercy: they were shot on sight and their villages were razed to the ground. (One of the repercussions of these events was that the island of Yenghebane was annexed by France in 1853). The voyage of the Alcméne continued regardless, and on 15 January 1851 she arrived at Hobart Town. Here orders were received to return to Tahiti via New Zealand, where she was to collect a cargo of kauri spars at Whangaroa on the east coast of Northland - often referred to as the shipwreck coast. The Alcméne left Hobart on May 22 with a crew of 229 and one female passenger (the Comtesse d'Ehrensvard, who was none other than the granddaughter of the Governor of Tasmania, Mary Bell Scott, the new bride of Comte Carl Augustin d'Ehrensvard, a sub-lieutenant in the Royal Swedish Navy on loan to the French Navy). On 3 June 1851 the Alcméne lost her bearings in a heavy storm and ran aground at Kaipara. Gendron provides a blow-by-blow account of this dramatic event and its aftermath, which sees a party strike out overland to find help, while the other survivors fend for themselves as best they can near the site of the shipwreck. His drawings, in particular his spectacular depiction of the Alcméne coming to grief in the storm, make his narrative all the more immediate. A group of Māori from a village 35 nautical miles distant eventually come to their rescue, transporting them in canoes as far as Akaroa, where they are met by British officers. The wreck of the Alcméne was a sensational event in early colonial New Zealand history. Gendron records that 33 sailors were drowned, although other sources give a lower number. In Auckland the survivors were feted, and a monument commemorating the loss of the French ship and crew was erected. Many of the survivors, including Gendron, were transported back to Tahiti on an American vessel. On 28 January 1852 they finally arrived back in Brest, after a three-and-a-half year voyage that had seen 87 men lose their lives. Gendron's manuscript is completed by brief accounts of his later campaigns, including the Crimea (1854-56) and Mexico (1861-63). For printed works on the voyage of the Alcméne, see O'Reilly, Patrick. Bibliographie de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, 117.

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        A History of British Mollusca, and their Shells

      London: Van Voorst, [1848-]1853. , 2 plain + 201 hand-coloured lithographic plates. . HB. 4 vols, lxxx, 486; viii, 557; x, 616; vi, 302, roy. 8vo, orig. cloth, patchily faded, a few small nicks to spines; endpapers foxed - generally very clean. Plates exquisitely coloured by hand. Some gatherings unopened. Vg.. Plates by G.B. Sowerby and James de Carle Sowerby. Rare large paper edition with plates hand-coloured (in the small paper edition plates are uncoloured). The two plain plates are never coloured. Plates comprise 139 of shells and 64 of animals. [Nissen ZBI, 1406]..

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        The Child's Own Book of Animals.)

      London, Darton & Co. n.d. not after 1847 or 1848. - Oblong small folio (15 x11ins, 370 x 270mm) publisher's blind-stamped brown silk cloth, title in gilt and colours to center of top cover, recased. 12 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates - a central figure and many marginal figures - each with phonetically spelled text leaf (horse bound as frontispiece, no text.) Without the coloured title-page (supplied as a photograph). Apparently rare. COPAC finds only one copy at Oxford University Library. Cotsen has a copy as "A Child's." The Dartons, publishers since 1785, were strict Quakers, and important figures in Reforming circles, this being reflected in their many educational books. The main, central, illustration is surrounded by vignettes of the animal in different scenes, and in the case of "useful" animals, their eventual destiny - pig as sausages, beaver as hats, bear as bears'-grease, cow as leather and dairy produce etc. Horse, cat, cow, dog, ass, beaver, pig, sheep, (polar) bear, camel, elephant, lion. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems Of Willliam Cowper Double Fore-edge Painting 1848 Fine Leather

      London: William Tegg. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1848. Hardcover. Color fore-edge; Poems Of Willliam Cowper a New Edition. Beautiful volume bound in black morrocco leather with elegant gilt embellishments. The front cover with a coat of arms titled "Tuum Est". Edges gilt. Paintings appear to be contemporaneous with the publication of the book in 1848. Engraved half title. Printed title page also. Line protrait of Cowper. When closed fore-edge is gilt and when spread one way it is London and when spread the other way it is probably Rome but possibly Greece. Contents and binding clean and firm. Paintings are intact . Provenance-A one owner life time collection. A double fore-edge painting. ; 0 .

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        The Poetical Works.

      London:: Edward Moxon, 1848.. 12mo. xi, 377 pp. Half-title, index. Original full maroon morocco, gilt-stamped, gilt spine, a.e.g.; corners worn, else very good. Earlier unrelated ownership inscription, 1848. Bookplates of Edward Laurence Doheny and Carrie Estelle Doheny. With a fine fore-edge painting by the “Dover Painter” (ca. 1920s) of “The ruins of the Villa Maecenas at Tivoli.” The title label inscribed by the artist. The “Dover Painter” worked for Marks & Co. and became the backbone of the Doheny collection, with about half of her collection being specimens from this artist.

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        Des pieuses institutions Démidoff à Florence. Histoire et réglement. Ouvrage traduit de l'italien.

      [Firenze], Typographie de la Veuve Marie Marchini, 1848, in-8, br. edit. con cornice decorativa, dorso decorato, pp. 216. Titolo in copertina: "Compte rendu décennal des etablissemens de bienfaisance fondés à Florence par la famille Démidoff". Si tratta della traduzione francese di "Delle pie opere ed istituzioni Demidoff in Firenze", [Firenze], Tipografia della vedova Maria Marchini, 1848, edizione rarissima anche in italiano. Questa in francese, dello stesso anno, è, probabilmente, altrettanto rara. Ottime condizioni.

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        The natural history of man

      1848. PRICHARD, John Cowles. The natural history of man comprising inquiries into the modifying influence of physical and moral agencies on the different tribes of the human family. [18], 678 pp, plus 12 pp ads. Illustrated with steel engraved hand coloured frontispiece, 55 steel engraved plates (on 50 sheets) of which 50 are coloured plus ninety-seven wood engravings within the text. Royal 8vo., 230 x 150, bound in publisher's red cloth with pictorial gilt stamping on spine and front cover. London: Hippolyte Bailliere, 1848. WITH: Six Ethnographical Maps, Illustrative of "The Natural History of Man." Comprised of a 4 pp. "Explanatory Notice" and 6 large double-page hand coloured engraved maps. Tall folio, 560 x 345 mm, bound in publisher's boards with original printed label, professionally rebacked in black cloth. [London, 1851]. |~||~||~||~| Ad 1: Third Enlarged Edition. A richly illustrated survey of the world's ethnographic make up including numerous depictions of Native American, many after George Caitlin's iconic images. The present copy survives in it's original publisher's gilt stamped cloth binding, very uncommon thus. Slight cracking to the front and rear joint, otherwise a fine complete copy. Ad 2: Second Edition. The uncommon separately published atlas as advertised on the verso of the half-title of The natural history of man... A series of six colourful, large scale maps further illustrating Prichard's work. Some wear to the binding, the maps remaining bright and clean. Sabin 65474.

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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.

      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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