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        The British Angler's Manual, Or, The Art Of Angling In England, Scotland, Wales, And Ireland. With Some Account Of The Principal Rviers, Lakes, And Trout Streams, In The United Kingdom; With Instructions In Fly-fishing,

      First Edition. Bound by Leighton in half blue leather and blue marbled boards with the covers and spine stamped in gilt. Five raised bands to the spine. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Spine is sunned. Foxing to the frontispiece and the title page. Moderate wear to the extremities. Book condition: Near fine condition

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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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 ...

      George and Charles Merriam Springfield, MA 1848. Good with no dust jacket 1st Merriam Edition Hardcover Hinges started, 2" head chip, worn. Solid oversize hardcover. Marbled endpapers. ; Inscribed copy for Brown professor of rhetoric and English literature William Gammell from the Merriams! Signed "Prof W Gammell - With the respectful regards of G & C Merriam." Subtitle concludes: .. to which is prefixed An Introductory Dissertation on the origin, history, and connection, of the languages of Western Asia and Europe, with an explanation of the principles on which languages are formed. First Merriam Edition of Webster's Dictionary. A scarce association copy of this classic of the American English language forwarded by the Merriams.; 1367 pages; Signed by Associated

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        Annals of the Artists of Spain ... [With:] Talbotype Illustrations to the Annals of the Artists of Spain

      London: John Ollivier, 1848 [vols I-III] - 1847 [vol. IV, but 1848]. 4 volumes, large 8vo. (10 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches). [Vols. I-III:] Text ruled in red throughout. Letterpress title pages printed in red and black (with a duplicate title in vol. 3), color lithographed additional title pages (with an additional unnumbered title in vol. 3), 14 plates (including 12 mounted India paper proofs), numerous text illustrations. [Vol. IV:] Interleaved with blanks throughout, mounted Talbotype title, mounted Talbotype dedication, 66 mounted Talbotype photographs (on 62 leaves, one double-page), all by Nicolaas Henneman. Contemporary full red morocco by F. Bedford, covers elaborately gilt with the arms of Spain on the upper covers and Stirling's monogram on the lower covers, spines with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and third, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, g.e. An incunable of 19th century photography: one of 25 large-paper presentation copies of Stirling's groundbreaking study of Spanish art illustrated with photographs by Henry Fox Talbot's assistant. One of the earliest and rarest of all photographically illustrated books and the first photographically illustrated book on art. "The existence of this fourth volume of Talbotypes has enabled the Annals of the Artists of Spain to be hailed as the first art history book to be illustrated with photographs ... this volume marked the beginning of a revolution in the methodology of art history, in which photographs and photographically illustrated books would become essential tools" (Macartney). In the mid-19th century, Spanish art was not well studied or appreciated outside of Spain. On a Grand Tour journey to Spain and the Middle East in the early 1840s, however, Stirling was greatly influenced by the art of the region and began collecting in earnest. Upon return to England, and seeing a very slender body of English work on the subject, he conceived the present work. After a draft of the work was rejected by publisher William Murray in 1845, Stirling decided to privately-print this groundbreaking history which introduced the artists El Greco, Velazquez, Murillo, Ribera and Goya to much of the English speaking world. Of the text, Stirling would print 750 regular copies (of which 25 were specially bound), and 25 large-paper copies (like the present), described in the limitation: "with red marginal lines, proof impressions of the plates on India paper, and two extra plates." To these large-paper, presentation copies, a fourth volume was added, containing 66 illustrations reproducing examples of Spanish art using "the beautiful photographic process invented by Mr. Fox Talbot" (vol. IV Preface). The photographs in the fourth volume are by Nicolaas Henneman, William Fox Talbot's assistant, who is described by Stirling as "the intelligent agent of the inventor" (vol. IV Preface). It is unclear what prompted Stirling to illustrate the presentation copies using the new art of photography. On his initial tour in Spain, like many of the tourists from that period, he brought with him a camera lucinda. His interest in photography was no doubt further advanced by the publication of Talbot's Pencil of Nature (1844-46) and Sun Pictures of Scotland (1845), both of which had avid following among the Scottish elite. Macartney further suggests that Stirling would have realized the duality between the exact reproductive nature of photography and the defining realism portrayed in Spanish art relative to Italian art. Nevertheless, using photography to illustrate these Spanish masterpieces was not without considerable difficulty. Indeed, the art selected to be photographed was greatly limited by size and the necessity of bringing the art outside into the sunlight to be photographed. Early on, Stirling also realized the delicate nature of Talbotypes, writing to a bookdealer in 1856 - just eight years after publication - that a client not rebind the photographs into the text of the Annals (i.e. instead of their being in a separate volume, as intended), writing, "He is lucky if his set is not fading, or faded; wh. I fear all have, is further increased, according to some people's opinion, if the plates are faced by paper of some particular quality..." (quoted in Macartney). Many of the extant copies of the photographs show considerable retouching; the present set without these crude repairs. The experimental nature of this incunable of photography is further evidenced by the strict limitation of copies printed. The large-paper issue was limited to only 25 sets. However, from Henneman's records which have survived, 50 sets of the photographs were printed. Macartney suggests that these 25 additional sets were printed and mounted on smaller sheets to accompany the 25 "specially bound" sets of the regular issue text; another possibility is that they could have been printed to supply replacement photographs to the presentation copies. Either way, it stands to reason, that the best prints were selected for the deluxe, large-paper presentation issue. "Because of its method of illustration [Stirling's Annals] is to be regarded as the cornerstone of all modern artistic connoisseurship, for it contained the first exactly repeatable pictorial statements about works of art which could be accepted as visual evidence about things other than mere iconography. It was no longer necessary to put faith in the accuracy of the observation and skill of the draughtsmen and the engravers. These reports were not only impersonal but they reached down into the personality of the artists who made the objects that were reproduced" (Ivins).The four-volume, deluxe, large-paper, presentation issue with the photographs is exceedingly rare. Of the 25 copies which were printed, Macartney estimates that only 16 are extant (including examples in the British Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hispanic Society of America, Museo del Prado, and the National Library of Scotland). The present copy, in a glorious binding by Bedford, is inscribed by Stirling to noted solicitor and Writer to the Signet John Dundas, who was a relative of the Stirling family, and a close associate and neighbor of the author's father. Truthful Lens 157; Gernsheim 9; Macartney, H. "William Stirling and the Talbotype Volume of the Annals of the Artists of Spain" History of Photography, 30 (4). pp. 291-308; Ivins, Prints and Visual Communication, p. 124; Encyclopedia of Nineteenth Century Photography, vol. 1, pp. 648- 650.

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        NORD-AMERIKAS INDIANER OCH DE, UNDER ETT ÅTTAÅRIGT VISTANDE BLAND DE VILDASTE AF DERAS STAMMAR, UPPLEFVADE ÄFVENTYR OCH ÖDEN.

      Stockholm: P. G. Berg, 1848. XI, (1), 320, s + planscher. 27x19 cm. Samtida lätt nött halvskinnband med dekorerad rygg. Rygghuvud och ryggfot renoverad med skinnförstärkning. Illustrerad med 23 handkolorerade planscher. Inlagan med lättare lagerfläckar. Sidorna 3-4 med skada (en mindre pappersbit lös, men bevarad) i nedre marginalen efter tråkig äldre tejplagning som missfärgat papperet, vilket svagt också drabbat sidorna 5-7. Planschen efter sidan 72 med dokumenttejplagad reva på planschens baksida som gått in ca 1 cm i bildytan. Planschen efter sidan 146 med marginallagning med dokumenttejp på planschens baksida, samt liten pappersförlust i nedre inre marginalen. Planschen före sidan 147 också med marginallagning på planschens baksida med dokumenttejp. Planschen efter sidan 234 med marginallagning med dokumenttejp på planschens baksida. Sista bladet sidorna 319-320 med mindre genomgående fläck och mindre marginalreva. Det fria eftersättsbladet med pappersförlust.. English text version on demand!

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        WUTHERING HEIGHTS

      Harper & Brothers New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848. First American Edition. Wraps. Spine and rear cover of the first part in expert facsimile. The second part with expert repairs to the spine and rear cover. Some soiling and foxing to covers and contents. Generally Very Good and exceptionally scarce in the wrappers. Two octavo (5-1/4" x 7-11/16") volumes in the original printed wrappers. First published in England in December 1847, this American edition was published in April 1848 simultaneously in wrappers (two volumes at 25 cents each) and in cloth (one volume at 75 cents), with copies in cloth much more common than those in wrappers. It was this American edition which led to the "unmasking" of the Brontes. The author is wrongly identified on the covers and the title page as being that of "JANE EYRE," which was also first published in 1847 but was of course by Emily's sister, Charlotte. Harper & Brothers, acting on the assumption of Thomas Newby, the Bronte's British publisher, that the sisters (writing under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell) were, in fact, one person, saw nothing untoward in attributing WUTHERING HEIGHTS to the "author of JANE EYRE." It was to clear up this misunderstanding that the Brontes made their dramatic 1848 visit to their British publishers to reveal their true identity. The various film adaptations of the novel include the classic 1939 version directed by William Wyler and starring Laurence Olivier as Heathcliff and Merle Oberon as Cathy. It was voted best film of the year by the New York Film Critics in preference to the Oscar-garlanded GONE WITH THE WIND. The English Edition of the previous year will set you back an easy 6 figures.

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        Dealings With The Firm of Dombey and Son Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation

      First Edition in book form Very near fine in in a late 19th century binding of 3/4 pebbled, black leather covered boards over marbled paper with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and decorations in the compartments, marbled end pages and the top edge of the text block is gilt. There is a minor area of 1/2" by 1/8" at the upper edge of the spine area where the leather is rubbed and the paper edge at the lower edges of the boards is rubbed through in one small area. The hinges are tight and strong. An octavo measuring 8 9/16" tall by 5 1/2" deep containing 624 pages. Tipped-in at the second free end page (and before the fly title page) is the front wrapper from #3 of the original part. Illustrated with 38 engraved plates and a frontispiece by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). An eight line errata page follows the list of illustrations. The word "Captain? is spelled correctly on the last line of page 324. (Eckel, p74)Our code number = TB20035

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        Die Schwämme des Waldes als Nahrungsmittel oder kurze Anleitung zur Kenntniss der bei uns wildwachsenden essbaren Schwämme und zu ihrem zweckmässigen Gebrauche.

      8°. 2 n.n. Bl., 114 S., 1 n.n. Bl. Inhalt. und 20 lithographierte handkolorierte Tafeln von C. Duxheim nach Zeichnungen von Jakob Christian Bergner. Schlichter Halbleinwandband der Zeit mit Papierrückenschild. Volbracht 2131 "Sehr selten". - Nissen 2006. - Pritzel 9534. - Nicht bei Weiss, Gastronomia. - Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - Seltenes, nicht nur zur Bestimmung, sondern auch zur Anwendung in der Küche gedachtes Pilzbuch. Auf Empfehlung der Oekonomischen Gesellschaft in Bern entstanden, zur Linderung der damals in den ländlichen Regionen herrschenden Mangelernährung. Beschreibt 74 essbare Pilze, die man in der Schweiz findet, die meisten mit Kochrezepten. - Wir legen dem Exemplar 3 Originalaquarelle eines geübten Malers mit Pilzen bei (20x 2,5 cm) datiert 4.10.1885 Dählhölzli, Bern. - Wenige schwache Stockflecken. [7 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Böhmens Burgen, Vesten und Bergschlösser. Band 1-6 (von 7) Band 1: vollständig + 2 nichtgezählte Lithos + gefalt. Karte "Pilsener und Klattauer Kreis" // Band 2: 1 Litho (Ronburg bei Drum) fehlt dafür ist ein Grundriss (Grundriß von Kamnitz) "zuviel", daher quasi volltändig + Grenzcollor., gefalt. Karte von "Bidzower und Königsgrätzer Kreis". // , Band 3: vollständig + mit einer Grenzcollor., gefalt. Karte: "Caslauer und Chrudimer Kreis" / Band 4: mit 49 von 50 Lithos bzw. Beilagen (ohne Bösig bei Hirschberg, "dafür" Eger mit 4 statt mit 3 Lithos; (also doch mit 50 Abbildungen) + grenzcollor. gefalt. Karte: "Leitmerizter und Butzlauer Kreis"; // Band 5: vollständig mit der grenzkollor. gefalt.Karte: "Rakonitzer, Kaurimer und Berauner Kreis". // Band 6: mit 49 von 50 Lithos bzw. Beilagen (ohne Litho: Borssenfrün bei Sandau) mit einer grenzcollor. Karte von: Elbogener und Saazer Kreis".

      je ca. 280 - 300 Seiten. Zeitgen. Pappbände der Zeit. Quer 8vo. Gutes breitrandiges Exemplar mit insges. 298 lithogr. Ansichten inkl. Wappentafeln, Karten, Grundrissen und Situationsplänen. Mit 6 grossen, geflt. grenzkollorierten Karten. Einbände berieben, Kanten angestossen, innen jedoch gut und sauber.

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        JOURNAL OF WILLIAM H. RICHARDSON, A PRIVATE SOLDIER IN THE CAMPAIGN OF NEW AND OLD MEXICO

      New York: Published by William H. Richardson, 1848.. 96pp. plus three wood-engraved plates, one in- text illustration, and a facsimile manuscript. Original pictorial green wrappers. Early ownership signature at top of front wrapper. Very clean and fresh internally. Near fine. Third edition, after the very rare first edition of 1847 and the rare second edition of 1848, of this important Wagner-Camp and Mexican War title. This third edition remains quite scarce and is seldom met with in commerce. Richardson enlisted as a mounted volunteer due to patriotism engendered on the 4th of July in Carrollton, Missouri. He took part in Doniphan's expedition over the Santa Fe Trail in the fall of 1846, heading south to El Paso by the first of the New Year, then on to Chihuahua and eventually to Matamoros, where the command shipped by boat to New Orleans. By July 10, Richardson was back home in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and the first edition of his fascinating journal was published before the end of 1847 in the nearest city, Baltimore. An important and well-written account of overland travel along the Santa Fe Trail during the Mexican War. GRAFF, FIFTY TEXAS RARITIES 33 (1st ed). WAGNER-CAMP 137:3. CLARK II:164. HOWES R262. TUTOROW 2630. HAFERKORN, p.50. RITTENHOUSE 480 (note). GRAFF 3496 (1st ed). SABIN 71093.

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        Nord-Amerikas indianer och de, under ett åttaårigt vistande bland de vildaste af deras stammar, upplefvade äfventyr och öden.

      Öfversättning från femte engelska upplagan. Stockholm, P. G. Berg, 1848. 4:o. Handkolorerad litogr. front.,+ III-XI,+ (1),+ 320 s.+ 22 handkolorerade litogr. planscher. Texten genomgående hårt lagerfläckig, med småfläckar, större fläck s. 46-53. Planscherna med endast lätta fläckar. Frontispiesen och s. 281 med liten papperslagning, spår av bortraderad namnteckning på titelbladet. Nött något senare svart hfrbd, guldornerad rygg. Smutstitelblad saknas. Den ovanliga svenska upplagan av Catlins viktiga arbete om Nordamerikas indianer. P. G. Berg har slagit samman de två arbetena, "Letters and notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians" (1841) och "North American Indian Portfolio" (1844), och åstadkommit en egen hybrid. Översättningen är gjord av Anders Lindeberg

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        British Wild Flowers

      William S. Orr & Co. London: William S. Orr & Co.. (1848). Second edition. Quarto. 60 hand-colored plates. Original cloth boards gilt, rebacked with contemporary cloth. Some light foxing to the plates, small spots of tape offsetting on front endpaper where the cover of a 1940 Red Cross Sale Catalogue was attached, and is now laid in, boards and corners worn, but still a sound about very good copy. .

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        2 autograph letters signed. 1848-1857

      Camden Town, 1848. De Morgan, Augustus (1806-71). (1). Autograph letter signed to an unidentified correspondent. Camden Town, Jan. 27, 1848. 1 page plus integral blank. 180 x 114 mm. (2) Autograph letter signed to Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857). Camden Town, October 7, 1857. 2-1/2pp. 183 x 114 mm. Some foxing, blank portion of second leaf cut away. Together 2 letters, both mounted on single sheet together with printed obituary notice and wood-engraved portrait.Two dryly humorous letters from the mathematician Augustus de Morgan, known for formulating De Morgan's laws or De Morgan's theorem (rules in formal logic relating pairs of dual logical operators in a systematic manner expressed in terms of negation), and for introducing the term "mathematical induction" and making its idea rigorous. De Morgan was also the author of Arithmetical Books from the Invention of Printing to the Present Time (1847), which has been described as "the first significant work of scientific bibliography" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). De Morgan's 1848 letter reads as follows:I can't find Leverrier's Christian names-or, not to make any assumption which a member of the Institute might repudiate-his pr?ms. They begin with U. J. Can you tell them? Or must I put down Ulysses Jeremiah at a venture. If you can't tell them, can you calculate them. They can hardly be as difficult as a planet.If you happen to know Hencke's, pray tell them to me: but I can't demand them of you as a right which I do Leverrier's."Leverrier" refers to Urbain Jean Joseph Leverrier (1811-77), the French astronomer whose mathematical calculations and astronomical observations of the perturbations of Uranus led directly to the discovery of Neptune. "Hencke" refers to German astronomer Karl Ludwig Hencke (1793-1866), discoverer of the asteroids 5 Astraea and 4 Vesta. The 1857 letter reads:I had a note from Mr. Smyth this morning, by which I was very glad to hear that you were able to write, and that your handwriting was still of the old firm type. This note was in answer to one which made some inquiries about your identity-not health alone, but identity-and it appears that you and I have been fellow sailors, and that 51 years ago this very month. To be sure we were, as we may say, at the two extreme ends of the chain. You commanded the Woolwich, and I commanded nothing but my mother's constant attention, being then an infant of four months old on board the Jane Duchess of Gordon E. S. But my command was in better order than yours; for my voice was sufficient per se, whereas yours would have been of little effect but for the knowledge that the nine tails and powder and ball were looming in the distance as definite possibilities.I picked up my mother's journal a few days ago, which let me into this little secret. It would do you good to see how you were cut up when you shortened sail against the wishes of the ladies.De Morgan was born in India and returned to England as an infant; his letter refers to this voyage. His correspondent, Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, was a naval hydrographer who conducted important hydrographic surveys in South America and southern Anatolia; he served for 25 years as head of the Hydrographic Office of the British Admiralty, and invented the Beaufort scale for indicating wind force.

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        Scenery of the White Mountains: with sixteen plates, from the drawings of Isaac Sprague

      Boston: Crosby, Nichols & Co, 1848. Folio. (16 7/8 x 12 1/2 inches). 16 lithographed plates by J. H. Bufford after Isaac Sprague. (Light dampstain along bottom edge). Original green cloth, upper cover with gilt-blocked decorative vignette containing the title, rebacked to style using matching cloth. A classic series of landscape views in New Hampshire and Maine. The plates, lithographed by Bufford, comprise: 1) The White Mountains; 2) Mount Crawford; 3) The Notch of the White Mountains; 4) The Lower Cascade of the Notch; 5) The Gate of the Notch; 6) The Falls of the Amonoosuck; 7) The Granite Cliffs of the Falls (two views on one plate); 8) The Franconia Notch; 9) Profile Mountain at Franconia; 10) The Profile Rock; 11) The Basin, in Lincoln, N.H.; 12) The Flume, in Lincoln, N.H.; 13) Nancy's Bridge; 14) Mt. Crawford, from the Notch (two views on one plate); 15) Mount Washington (two views on one plate); and 16) Mt. Washington, over Tuckerman's Ravine. Howes O1; Sabin 56387

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        The Opal: A Pure Gift for the Holy Days. MDCCCXLVII. Edited by Mrs Sarah J. Hale

      New York: J. C. Riker 129 Fulton Street 1848 New York: J. C. Riker, 129 Fulton Street, 1848. (ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D.) First edition. 8vo. Engraved hand-colored presentation leaf, 9 engraved plates. Illustrated by John Sartain. viii, [9]-320 pp. Original elaborately gilt decorated brown morocco, a.e.g . In cloth slipcase and chemise. Bookplate of Donald Scott Carmichael. Faxon. p. 57, #624 . Signed on the flyleaf, "Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hyde Park" and then below FDR has added "Longfellow, Willis, Read, etc. All plates by Sartain."

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        Jones`s Guide to Norway, and Salmon-Fisher`s Pocket Companion.

      London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longman, 1848. Litografert frontplansje (Fiskum Foss). Ekstra illustrert tittelbl. XXIV + 239 s. 8 håndkolorerte plansjer, Illustrert med 20 forskjellige laksefluer).Samt. maroquinbd. med opph. bind. Ryggdekor i gull. Topp gullsnitt. Liten slitasje ved øvre kapitél. Skrapet på rygg og hjørner. Ca 4 cm av nedre del av ryggen mangler. Frontplansjen og ekstra illustrert tittelbl. svakt beskåret langs øvre kant.. *Schiötz Bind I og II. 1074 **. / Tinted lithographed frontispiece and additional pictorial title. 8 fine hand-coloured plates with 20 salmon flies. Cont. half morocco. Gilt spine. Top edge gilt. Upper margin of frontispiece and additional pictorial title a little trimmed (just within printed area). A little worn at top of spine. About 4 cm from lower part of spine missing. Corners rubbed

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        Vanity Fair: A Novel Without A Hero

      Bradbury and Evans London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First UK Edition. Mixed issue, with "Mr. Pitt" on p.453 line 31, but lacking the suppressed woodcut of Marquis of Steyne, the rustic type heading on p.1, and with the engraved title page dated 1848. This copy bound without the four ad leaves. Includes engraved half-title and ad leaf for The Great Hoggarty Diamond. Octavo (23cm); publisher's original green cloth, titled in gilt on spine, and decoratively stamped in blind on panels and spine; [i-vii], viii-xvi, [1]-624pp; illus. Spine ends expertly reinforced with matching cloth underlaid, rubbing to the lower board edges, with some board exposure at the cornertips. Faint, scattered foxing to text, but still quite fresh. Spine gilt is notably bright and legible, with the cloth bright and unrubbed; Very Good+. VAN DUZER 231.

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        Nord-Amerikas indianer och de, under ett åttaårigt vistande bland de vildaste af deras stammar, upplefvade äfventyr och öden.

      Öfversättning från femte engelska upplagan. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1848. 4:o. III-XI,(1),320 s. & 23 handkolorerade litograferade plr. Elegant lackat hfrbd från början av 1900-talet med guldornerad rygg, två mörkbruna titeletiketter. Sprängda snitt och klistermarmorerade pärmsidor. Bandet från början grönt men ryggen har bleknat till brunt. Genomgående lagerfläckig, mer i början och på slutet. Även några enstaka smärre fläckar, bl.a. en liten fuktfläck i yttermarginalen i början och en mörkare större fläck i övre marginalen på s. 9-10. Med Sten och Brita Westerbergs blindpressade exlibris i försättsbladet. Från Beatelund. Smutstitelbladet saknas.. Översatt av Anders Lindeberg. Utkom ursprungligen i 20 häften varav det första publicerades 1846. Tämligen bra exemplar av den ovanliga svenska upplagan av Catlins viktiga arbeten om Nordamerikas indianer. P. G. Berg har slagit samman de två böckerna, "Letters and notes on the manners, customs, and condition of the North American indians" (1841) och "North American indian portfolio" (1844), och åstadkommit en egen hybrid

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        Kladderadatsch: Organ fur und von den Bummler [Complete first year of the magazine and additional Extrablatt]. 33 issues

      NP Berlin: NP , 1848. Mixed edition. Hardcover. vg. The "Kladderatsch" [Berlin slang for "falling and breaking into fragments"] was one of the most important German periodicals. The magazine, founded by bookseller Albert Hoffmann and acclaimed writer David Kalish, was published between 1848 and 1944 and focussed on political satire, through articles [especially Ernst Dohm and Rudolf Lowenstein] and caricatures [especially Willhelm Scholz]. Especially of importance is the first year of its publishing [this copy], since it refers to the events of the 1848- revolution in Germany, where the first German parliament, the "Frankfurter Nationalversammlung" was founded at Paulskirche, Frankfurt. The first issue in 1848 was sold out on publication date. 4to. 3/4 vellum over black paper covered boards, with special issue and complete 32 editions of the first publication year bound in. Continuous pagination. (3) 132pp. Modern endpapers. Newspaper clip pasted on inside of backboard, referring to the periodical. Illustrated throughout with b/w sketches. Minor scuffing to boards. Browning and sporadic foxing to pages. In German, in Gothic script. Very good condition. The political line of the periodical was moderate nationalistic [it supported Bismarck]. During the Weimarer Republic, it drifted more to the right and eventually supported the Nazis openly.

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        Life and Correspondence of Sir William Sidney Smith 2 volumes

      Richard Bently,London1848. 1st edition, H/B, half calf bindings, gold titles, 5 raised bands to spines, gold top page edges,marbled end papers, 8vo, volume 1 -xi, 447pp, volume 2-viii, 499pp ,Frontispieces to both volumes, fold out battle plans to volume 1, no internal markings,Good set - email for further information or images

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        Costumi degli ordini religiosi. roma, s.n., 1848.

      Album a ""soffietto"" con frontespizio e 36 tavole di cm. 11 x 8 con la raffigurazione di religiosi nei loro costumi distintivi. Il tutto in litografia ed in fine coloritura coeva. F. Mochetti inv. per A. Bertini. Leg. in percallina verde con custodia orig. in cart. marmorizzato. Ottima conservazione. Cfr. Colas 743. Interessante panoramica di costumi religiosi, in bella coloritura.

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        Narrative of events in Borneo and Celebes, down to the occupation of Labuan: from the journals of James Brooke, Esq. Rajah of Sarawak, and governor of Labuan. Together with a narrative of the operations of H. M. S. Iris

      John Murray London: John Murray. 1848.. First edition, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. xvii, [1], 385, [1]; xi, [1], 395; engraved frontispiece portrait, 5 folding maps and charts (1 hand- colored), 6 lithograph plates, 11 wood-engraved plates; original pictorial red cloth, gilt-lettered spine and gilt vignette of a sailing vessel on upper covers, the seal of the Sultan of Borneo on lower covers; both volumes neatly rebacked with old spines laid down, but with loss of "ah" in 'Rajah' on vol. I, vol. II with a 2" x 1" piece of cloth laid down on the upper cover of volume II (not affecting the vignette); all else very good and sound. National Maritime Museum Catalogue I, 461: "These events, which occurred between 1839-1847, were closely connected with the expedition of Captain Henry Keppel to the area, in HMS Dido and Maeander" in order to suppress Borneo piracy."

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        On the general principles which regulate the application of machinery to manufactures and the mechanical arts

      London: Griffin, 1848. Babbage, Charles. On the general principles which regulate the application of machinery to manufactures and the mechanical arts. In Barlow, Peter (1776-1862). The encyclopaedia of arts, manufactures and machinery of Great Britain. . . . (London: John Joseph Griffin and Co. . . . , 1848), pp. 1-84. Original blindstamped green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, recased, light wear and spotting. Whole volume. vii [1], [iii]-vii [1], 834pp. 87 engraved plates. 282 x 225 mm. Later printing. Originally published in 1829 in Volume 8 of the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana (1817-45), Babbage's essay forms the basis of his On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures. Van Sinderen 1980, no. 36(n). Origins of Cyberspace 54.

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        Pseudostoma Borealis (The Camas Rat) [Plate 142]

      J.T. Bowen Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1848. unbound. very good. Folio quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 21" x 26.75".From First Imperial Folio edition of J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America". Minor overall wear and some chipping to edges. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist who did extensive field work studying birds before painting them. By the late 1830's, he was planning a new book on the viviparous quadrupeds of North America. Audubon was assisted by many family members in this enterprise including his two sons. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

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

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

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        Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations

      Turner & McCollum Lockport: Turner & McCollum. 1848. Third edition of this collection of tribal history and myth by a Tuscarora writer, one of the first to record tribal tales in the written language of the Western civilization. The full title of this short pamphlet is "David Cusick's Sketches of the Ancient History of the Six Nations - Comprising - First -- A Tale of the Foundation of the Great Island (Now North America), The Two Infants Born, and the Creation of the Universe. Second -- A Real Account of the Early Settlers of North America and Their Dissensions. Third -- Origin of the Kingdom of the Five Nations, Which Was Called A Long House: The Wars, Fierce Animals, &c." The first edition was published in 1827 and is exceedingly rare. The second edition was the first to have illustrations, four plates depicting events in tribal history or legend, which are included in this edition as well. Front cover chipped and detached (but present); rear cover tenuous, internal contents very good. An extremely scarce and important early tribal history by a Native American, and truly rare in the original wrappers. . Softcover.

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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.

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        Schlacht von Novarra (Novara).

      [Insieme alle altre quattro tavv. relative a Novara]. Dall' "Erinnerungen an die Feldzuge. der K. K. Oester. Armee in italien in den Janren 1848 - 1849", Adam in Munchen, 1851. Da questo album in folio massimo, composto di 24 tavv. litografiche stampate a colori (pi? quella del front.), serie di 5 litografie in colore d'epoca, cm 44,2 x 61,3 ca. (il foglio) 33,5 x 52,2 ca. (la parte ill.). Animate scene di battaglia con le truppe austriache rappresentate fuori e dentro Novara durante la prima guerra d'Indipendenza.

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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.

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        Guckkasten. Politisches Wochenblatt für`s Volk. (ab Nr. 8:) Sonntagsblatt zum Gerad` aus! (Früher Guckkasten.) Politisches Wochenblatt für`s Volk. - Gerad` aus. Politisches Wochenblatt für`s Volk

      Wien, 14. Mai - 25. Okt. 1848.. Nr. 1 - 12 (14. Mai - 30. Juli); Nr. 1 - 6, 8 - 119, 121 - 128, 133 - 139, 141 (10. Mai - 25. Okt.). Jeweils 4 S., ab Nr. 69 größerformatig und 8 S.; die letzten Ausgaben des Oktobers teils in 2 Varianten vorliegend, teils wieder nur 1 Blatt oder ein Doppelblatt. Ungebunden.

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        Die Geißel. Tageblatt aller Tageblätter. Verantwortlicher Redakteur: J. F. Böhringer. Herausgeber: J. Ertl (später v. Steger). Erster Jahrgang

      Wien, Klopf und Eurich 1848.. 468 S. HLwd. Folio.

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        Die Republik der Thiere. Phantastisches Drama

      Wien, Braumüller und Seidel 1848.. Mit 7 Zinkdrucken von Wernigk nach Ranftl auf aufgewalztem Japan und zahlreichen Vignetten. 95 (recte 93) S. HLwd. d. Zt. mit eingeb. illustr. Orig.-Broschur.

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        Die Naturgeschichte der Juden. Memoiren zur Emancipationsgeschichte der Juden

      Wien, Dorfmeister 1848.. 70 S., 1 Bl. Bedruckter Orig.-Umschlag.

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        Die Presse. Herausgeber: August Zang

      Wien, 3. Juli - 22. November 1848.. Nrn. 1-25, 30-36, 47, 49, 51, 52, 54, 59, 62, 74, 79-84, 86, 97, 106, 108, 116, 119 und die Dreifachnummer 106 & 107 & 108. Jeweils gefalt. Bogen. Ungebunden. Folio.

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        The Calculus of Logic.

      Cambridge, Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan, 1848. No wrappers as extracted from "The Cambridge and Dublin Mathematical Journal. Edited by W. Thomson." Vol. III. Pp. 183-198. Having the titlepage (2) pp. to the entire volume.. First printing of this major paper in the founding of mathematical logic and pure mathematics. The paper offered here is a continuation of Boole's "The Mathematical Analysis of Logic"(1847), pioneering the assimilation of logic to mathematics.Boole showed that how mathematical techniques could be applied to the study of logic, and as such he laid the foundations for the axiomatic and deductive treatment og logic, the Boolean algebra, which find imortent applications in both probability theory and computing. This mathematication of logic was undertaken by Frege and brought to a climax by Whitehead and Russell. Boolean algebra was used for this purpose.Boole's work contains what Bertrand Russell called the greatest discovery of the nineteenth century: the nature of pure mathematics

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

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

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        Views Of The Interior And Exterior Of Windsor Castle

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

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        Österreichischer Courier mit einem Anhange: Wiener allgemeine Theaterzeitung, Feuilleton für Kunst, Literatur, Musik, Mode und geselliges Leben. Herausgeber und Redacteur: Adolf Bäuerle. 41. Jahrgang, 2 Halbjahr

      Wien, Sollinger 1848.. Mit 22 (von?) kolor. gest. Tafeln. SS. 629-1231. Pappband d. Zt., Rücken mit Leinen überzogen. Folio.

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        Physiologie du gout ou méditations de gastronomie trascendante

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

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        The Rocky Mountains from the Columbia River looking N.W

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

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

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

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        The Miracles of Our Lord

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

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

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

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

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

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        The history of Barbados.

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

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        Ahasverus.

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

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        Loss and Gain

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

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        The Miracles of Our Lord

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

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        "If honored by election to the Presidency," Zachary Taylor will remain "Uncommitted to the principles of either party"

      All through the beginning of 1848, the Whigs held meetings that acclaimed Taylor as their choice for the party's presidential nomination. They tapped him because his long military record would appeal to northerners, while his ownership of slaves would lure southern votes. The potential candidate, though he clearly sympathized with the Whigs, was not enthused about running. By the spring, however, he had been convinced to accept the nomination that would surely be tendered to him when the Whig convention met in June. The Taylor family tradition relates that he reluctantly agreed to accept the nomination when convinced it was for the good of the country. In June the Whig convention formalized his nomination. His campaign did not dwell on the details of matters in controversy, instead stressing that he would be a national rather than a regional president and that principle would prevail over politics. As his biographer, K. Jack Bauer states, "Taylor viewed himself as a non-partisan figure attracting support from all parties." His Democratic opponent, Lewis Cass, favored letting the residents of territories decide for themselves whether they wanted slavery, which in practice was a pro-southern position. The following campaign statement sets forth Taylor's core principles during his presidential campaign. Letter Signed as virtual Whig nominee for president, Baton Rouge, La., March 26, 1848 to Dr. John Kearsley Mitchell, a noted Philadelphia physician and chemist who lectured in chemistry from 1833-1838 at the Franklin Institute and was professor of medicine at the Jefferson Medical College from 1841-1858. He was the father of the eminent physician, S. Weir Mitchell. "Your letter of March 7 has been duly received and perused with much pleasure. I avail myself of this acknowledgment to express my sincere thanks for the kindness shown in the terms and views of your letter. Permit me to add, that I am now, as before so repeatedly avowed, in the hands of the people of the country. If honored by election to the Presidency I will strive to execute with fidelity the trust reposed in me, uncommitted to the principles of either party. But should they cast their votes for another, I shall truly rejoice that one more able than I is charged with the responsible duties of the Executive Chair. Should I visit Philadelphia, which is at this time a matter of very great improbability, I shall be most happy to remember your very courteous invitation." Taylor kept the campaign promise made here, and had he lived the Civil War might well have been avoided. When he took office in 1849, the issue that was pressing was the extension of slavery into the territories newly conquered from Mexico. Taylor strongly opposed the proposed Compromise of 1850, 22 Page 37 which he saw as opening up partisan competition to settle and control the territories, leading the nation into constant agitation and danger (as so it proved). Under his plan, Taylor urged settlers in New Mexico and California to draft constitutions and apply for statehood immediately, bypassing the territorial stage altogether. This would save years of further bitter controversy and satisfy opponents of the expansion of slavery, since neither state constitution would be likely to permit that institution, as things stood then. Taylor was a slaveowner committed to defending slavery where it was already established and did not outright oppose any expansion of it. Thus, he believed, southerners whose position on slavery was less extreme could be brought along with him, isolating and marginalizing the "fire-eaters." In February 1850, Taylor held a stormy conference with extreme southern leaders who threatened secession. He told them that if necessary to enforce the laws, he personally would lead the army south and persons "taken in rebellion against the Union, he would hang...with less reluctance than he had hanged deserters and spies in Mexico." A few months later he died mysteriously and his successor scrapped his plan and signed the Compromise of 1850. Taylor's family still remains convinced he was poisonsed.

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