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        Chants et chansons populaires de la France

      Paris: Garnier frères, 1848. Fine. Garnier frères, Paris 1848, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. Grd. in 8 (18x28,5cm), relié. - Second edition with a new Garnier increased milling after the first among Delloye in 1843, in 125 deliveries including a 4-leaf form, the score and four double-sided pages of steel engravings (extraordinary compositions surrounding the text of the song) besides three headpieces. Illustration Trimollet, Daubigny, Meissonier ... The first edition in Delloye not contenanit 84 deliveries and songs. Printing on vellum fort.binding green half morocco fir wedge signed Niedrée tail. Back tooled raised the grotesque wavelets stylized. Golden heads. Thin slit in the top head of Volume 1 and Volume 3 tail of two corners in Volume 3, sunken jaws slightly open. Few browning in the margins of some leaves. Beautiful copy, non rogné.39 songs Volume 1, Volume 2 32, 54 volume 3 of 125 deliveries and songs, divided into warriors and patriotic songs, satirical burlesque songs and ballads and roundels ... One of the most beautiful illustrated romantic, the material is abundant and plentiful, full of imagination and verve. This volume is one of the most important works of Trimolet illustrator, Baudelaire draws particular praise in his aesthetic Curiosities, in terms of Cartoonists. Carteret compare this production to the best illustrated in the eighteenth. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition chez Garnier dans une nouvelle mouture augmentée, après la première chez Delloye en 1843, en 125 livraisons de 4 feuillets comprenant une notice, la partition et 4 pages recto-verso de gravures sur acier (extraordinaires compositions encadrant le texte de la chanson), outre trois frontispices. Illustration de Trimollet, Daubigny, Meissonnier... La première édition chez Delloye ne contenanit que 84 livraisons et chansons. Impression sur velin fort. Reliure en demi maroquin vert sapin à coins signée Niedrée en queue. Dos à nerfs orné à la grotesque de vaguelettes stylisées. Têtes dorées. Mince fente au mors supérieur en tête du tome 1 et en queue du tome 3. 2 coins au tome 3 légèrement ouverts et enfoncés. Quelques rares brunissures en marge de certains feuillets. Bel exemplaire, non rogné. 39 chansons au tome 1, 32 pour le tome 2, 54 pour le tome 3, soit 125 livraisons et chansons, réparties en chants guerriers et patriotiques, chansons burlesques satiriques et complaintes et rondeaux... Un des plus beaux illustrés romantiques, la matière en est abondante et foisonnante, pleine d'imagination et de verve. Ce volume est surtout l'une des principales oeuvres de Trimolet comme illustrateur, dont Baudelaire dresse particulièrement l'éloge dans ses Curiosités esthétiques, au chapitre des Caricaturistes. Carteret compare cette production aux meilleurs illustrés du XVIIIe.

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        Collection de 124 carnets de bal du XVIIIe siècle formée par M. Bernard Franck a Paris de l'année 1875 au 23 avril 1902.Paris, Gerschel, Photographe, 1902. Large 4to (32.5 x 29 cm). With one full-page (27.5 x 23 cm) and 248 mounted carbon print photographs (ca. 8.5-9 x 4.5-5.5 cm) on 63 leaves of thick hinged card board, and 4 preliminary letterpress text pages printed in red and black. Original dark green half morocco, with title in gold on front board and spine, gilt edges.

      - Rare catalogue of the collection of dance card cases of Bernard Franck (1848-1924), a well-known collector of memorabilia from the Napoleonic era. It shortly describes and displays both sides of 124 ornate eighteenth century jewelled cases to house dance cards issued for royal and aristocratic balls. The catalogue was only produced in 20 copies, and the collection of cases was sold to J.P. Morgan around 1910, who donated it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1917.While there appear to be a few copies, with a varying amount of photographs, the present copy is complete except for the full-page portrait of Franck, and is otherwise identical to the copy in the BnF, including the binding. The bookblock is almost fully separated from the front hinge and the spine is slightly rubbed, but the binding is still attractive. The photos and text are in very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Huma Viagem de Duas Mil Legoas, Pelo Sr. C. Lagrange Monteiro de Barbuda

      Imprensa Nacional. Hardcover. Nova Goa, 1848. 8vo, half blue morocco over black pebbled cloth, 99, 136, 104 pp. The first edition of the travel narrative of Lagrange's 1839 voyage from Lisbon to Goa. With material on Spain, the Red Sea, Cairo, Alexandria, Malta, etc. The second section is a geographical dictionary of the voyage. The third section contains social statistics for Portuguese India. With a folding chart. A particularly well preserved copy, in near fine condition with some wear to extremities of boards and fine contents. OCLC 17910573, locating nine copies. Quite scarce. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1848. First Edition.

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        Collection de 124 carnets de bal du XVIIIe siècle formée par M. Bernard Franck a Paris de l'année 1875 au 23 avril 1902.Paris, Gerschel, Photographe, 1902. Large 4to (32.5 x 29 cm). With one full-page (27.5 x 23 cm) and 248 mounted carbon print photographs (ca. 8.5-9 x 4.5-5.5 cm) on 63 leaves of thick hinged card board, and 4 preliminary letterpress text pages printed in red and black. Original dark green half morocco, with title in gold on front board and spine, gilt edges.

      Rare catalogue of the collection of dance card cases of Bernard Franck (1848-1924), a well-known collector of memorabilia from the Napoleonic era. It shortly describes and displays both sides of 124 ornate eighteenth century jewelled cases to house dance cards issued for royal and aristocratic balls. The catalogue was only produced in 20 copies, and the collection of cases was sold to J.P. Morgan around 1910, who donated it to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1917.While there appear to be a few copies, with a varying amount of photographs, the present copy is complete except for the full-page portrait of Franck, and is otherwise identical to the copy in the BnF, including the binding. The bookblock is almost fully separated from the front hinge and the spine is slightly rubbed, but the binding is still attractive. The photos and text are in very good condition.

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        14 Briefe m. eigenh. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 22 S., Gr.-8 bzw. 4. [...] Gefahr drohte für die Schweizergarde jedoch nicht nur aus Rom, sondern auch aus Luzern. Die 1848 an die Macht gekommene liberale Luzerner Regierung wollte im Sinne der ersten Bundesverfassung der Schweiz und der Luzerner Standesverfassung bis 1849 sämtliche Truppen zurückrufen, darunter auch die Luzerner Schweizergardisten. Letztlich war es der päpstliche Geschäftsträger in Luzern, Giuseppe Bovieri, der die Luzerner Regierung überzeugen konnte, dass die Schweizergarde in Rom kein normales militärisches Korps war und es bei den laufenden Verhandlungen nicht um eine neue Kapitulation, sondern eigentlich um ein Dienstreglement in Ergänzung zur Kapitulation von 1825 gehe. So war es also der päpstliche Vertreter in Luzern, der die Garde gewissermassen sowohl gegen Luzern wie auch Rom verteidigt hatte [...]. Giuseppe Bovieri, 1848 bis 1864 Geschäftsträger der Luzerner Nuntiatur, ist eine der wichtigsten Persönlichkeiten der päpstlichen Diplomatie in der Schweiz, dessen Tätigkeit leider noch nicht in extenso aufgearbeitet ist (U. Fink u.a., Hirtenstab und Hellebarde. Die Päpstliche Schweizergarde in Rom 1506-2006, S. 264). - [...] Als Nachfolger Alessandro Maciotis verblieb er auch nach dessen formellen Rücktritt 1850 bis zu seinem Weggang 1864 Geschäftsträger der Nuntiatur. Damit brachte die Kurie klar zum Ausdruck, dass sie die nach dem Sonderbundskrieg eingetretenen Veränderungen von 1847-48 mit der Schaffung des Bundesstaates nicht als rechtmässig anerkannte. Bovieri lehnte die neue Verfassung von 1848 ab, ohne dagegen Protest einzulegen. Zurückhaltend in der Öffentlichkeit, suchte er durch persönl. Einflussnahme und Koordination zu wirken, wie er dies etwa bei den kirchl.-polit. Auseinandersetzungen im Kt. Freiburg tat. Bovieri lehnte auch nach dem konservativen Umschwung von 1856 ein Konkordat mit dem Kt. Freiburg ab, weil dieses der Genehmigung durch den Bund bedurft hätte. In der Basler Seminarfrage 1858 verschärfte Bovieri die Situation durch eine Intervention, die zu grundsätzl. Kritik der Radikalen an der Nuntiatur Anlass bot. Im Konflikt um die Errichtung eines Tessiner Bistums verurteilte Bovieri die staatskirchl. Gesetzgebung scharf (Urban Fink in: Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        eigenh. farb. kalligraphierter Brief m. aquarellierter Federzeichnung u. Unterschrift.

      2 S., 4. Schirmer besuchte die Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris (1848-1851), dès cette époque il sintéresse au Jura puis quil est reçu membre titulaire de la Société jurassienne d'Emulation en 1849. Vers 1860, il se fixe à Porrentruy et y reste jusquà sa mort. En peinture, il embrassa tous les genres, fit de nombreux paysages du Jura, mais sa préférence allait à la caricature (Emma Chatelain in: Dictionnaire du Jura). - Der schöne Brief mit einem 2-seitigen farbig kalligraphierten Gedicht (Hardi navigateur vous allez de nouveau / parcourir lOcean pour vous metre au niveau / des antiques Grandeurs que lOrient révèle. / A linstent où jecris je recois la nouvelle / que le Celeste Empire a pour vous des appas, / que lArchiduc dAutriche éclairera vos pas [...]) und einer originellen bildlichen Darstellung zur Orientreise des Empfängers. In der Mitte der Zeichnung sind drei geistliche Würdenträger dargestellt. Zwei sind bezeichnet Bossuet bzw. Fenelon, beim dritten in der Mitte dürfte es sich wohl um Mislin selbst handeln. Weiters zeigt die Zeichnung einen Stapel Bücher (Reiseberichte), ein Segelschiff, eine Gruppe Chinesen vor einem chinesischen Tempel usw. - Der Empfänger des auf Französisch abgefassten Briefes ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Umschlag. - Beiligend zwei weitere Briefe (Porrentruy, 1844-1845, 6 S., 4), die zwar mit Schirmer signiert sind, jedoch wohl nicht von Achille stammen. Auf einem der beiden Briefe findet sich ein mehrzeiliger, von Achille Schirmer unterzeichneter Zusatz, der vom Schriftbild eindeutig abweicht. -

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 6 S., Kl.-8 u. 8. Der in Innsbruch geborene Schwarzhuber war Absolvent der Orientalischen Akademie in Wien und danach Dolmetscher an der österreichischen Internuntiatur in Konstantinopel. - [...] Er beginnt gleich auf der Reise in die Hauptstadt des Osmanischen Reiches mit einem regen Schriftverkehr. Dieser beinhaltet nun hochinteressante Berichte über das Leben in Konstantinopel, die Reisen von Schwarzhuber im Osmanischen Reich aber auch die Einschätzung der Lage im österreichischen Kaiserreich. Besonders interessant sind in diesem Zusammenhang die Briefe aus dem Jahr 1848, wo von Schwarzhubers Familie über die revolutionären Ereignisse in der Heimat berichtete [...] (Einleitung des Österreichischen Staatsarchives, welches Die Briefe des Theodor Ritter von Schwarzhuber [an seine Familie] online zugänglich gemacht hat). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        5 Briefe, davon 4 m. eigenh. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 5 S., 4. Seit 1848 Generalmajor und erster Generaladjutant des Kaisers, leitete er 1850-59 die Militärische Zentralkanzlei und wurde 1859 Oberststallmeister und Kapitän der Garde-Gendarmerie, 1864 General der Kavallerie (DBE). Graf Grünne war ein Günstling von Erzherzogin Sophie gewesen, mit starken Einfluss auf den jungen Franz Joseph. Die ungebrochene Anerkennung Grünnes durch das Erzhaus zeigte sich unter anderem darin, dass sowohl Kaiser Franz Joseph I. als auch Kronprinz Rudolf in Begleitung seiner Gemahlin, Stephanie, dem Erkrankten jeweils einen Hausbesuch abstatteten (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        Missions de l'Orégon et voyages dans les Montagnes Rocheuses en 1845 et 1846

      - Pussielgue-Rusand, Paris 1848, 408pp., relié. - Edizione originale della traduzione francese di Bourlez. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française par Bourlez. Le père de Smet avait lui même donné sa propre traduction dans une édition publiée à Gand, également en 1848. Un frontispice et un titre-frontispice lithographiés sur chine et imprimés en 2 tons. 12 planches lithographiées en 2 tons sur papier fort représentant la vie des indiens. Reliure en demi basane glacée chocolat. Dos à faux nerfs orné de 3 fers romantiques à froid, de roulettes dorées. Mors supérieur fendu en tête et queue et frotté. Coiffe de queue au cuir élimée et laissant apparaître le carton. Feuillet 251 et 253 détachés. Rousseurs éparses. Plats et brodures frottés. L'ouvrage contient la narration du voyage du père missionnaire jésuite de Smet le long du fleuve Colombia qui circule du Canada aux Etats-Unis. Ce dernier poursuit son voyage jusqu'à la rivière Athabasca, arrivant à Fort Augusta le 1er janvier 1846. Dans un autre voyage il retourne à Fort Vancouvert. Il repart enfin en juillet et s'arrête à la mission Saint Marie, puis descend le Missouri. On y trouve de nombreux renseignements sur le territoire de l'Orégon et sur les indiens, leurs coutumes, leurs moeurs et leurs croyances. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.

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        Revolutionsjahr 1848, 2 Bde., Waldburger Jakob, selten

      Waldburger Jakob - Titel: Das Revolutionsjahr 1848 oder die denkwürdigen Ereignisse in Europa vom Sonderbundskrieg bis zur Gründung der römischen Republik nach Berichten von Augenzeugen und den zuverlässigsten Quellen geschildert ; mit Porträts der hervorragendsten Zeitgenossen, nebst Darstellungen von Gefechten und Barrikaden kämpfen Verfasser: Jakob Waldburger Verlag: Bern Verl. der Vereinsdruckerei. 8°, 19x13 cm., gering gebräunt, Bd. I: IV, 262 S., I Bl., Bd. II: IV, 335 S. Sehr selten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters from Ingersoll to James Madison and Others

      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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        JOURNAL OF AN EXPEDITION INTO THE INTERIOR OF TROPICAL AUSTRALIA, in search of a route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria.

      London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848. FIRST EDITION 1848, 8vo, approximately 220 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, title page vignette, lithographed frontispiece and 11 other plates (including 10 tinted lithographs), 7 maps (4 folding), some text illustrations, pages: xiv, (2), 1-437 including List of Plants, no advertisements, bound in half modern tan calf over marbled boards, raised bands, 2 gilt lettered black morocco labels, new endpapers. Frontispiece reinserted with loss of inner margin, all tissue guards but one missing, margin of frontispiece and title page faintly browned, neat repair to edge of blank side of title page and 2 other pages, small neat repair to chip on lower margin, not affecting text, 4 pages have small pale brown stain to margins, very occasional very light browning to margins, 2 folding maps expertly mounted on linen. A good sturdy copy. Ferguson, Volume IV, 4828; Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, page 203 and page 382 No.129. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Die sieben Raben. Oper in einem Vorspiel & drei Akten. Clavierauszug. 296 Seiten Notenhandschrift mit Text in deutscher Handschrift.

      - Leinwand des 19. Jahrunderts mit Deckelgoldtitel (Rücken fehlend! Vorderdeckel lose, die erste Lage lose, sonst gutes, nur gelegentlich etwas fingerfleckiges Exemplar mit einigen nachträglichen Korrekturen). Quer-4°. Vollständige orig. Notenschrift des Komponisten (Peter) Paul (Heinrich) Schumacher mit dessen Namensstempel auf der ersten Seite. Auf dem vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz ein einmontierter Zettel mit einem kurzem eigenhändigen, erläuternden Text. Schumacher, 6.11.1848 - 25.4.1891 war ein Schüler von Fr. Lux und des Leipziger Konservatoriums. Er gründete um 1882 in seiner Heimatstadt Mainz ein Musikinstitut unter dem Namen "Paul Schumacher'sches Conservatorium der Musik", das 1920 von der Stadt übernommen wurde und sein 1936 als Peter-Cornelius-Konservatorium firmiert. Er komponierte außerdem u.a. eine Symphonie (Serenade) (in D moll) für grosses Orchester, Op. 8; Trauer-Marsch für grosses Orchester, Op. 10; Bilder vom Rhein. Moderne Suite für grosses Orchester, Op. 48 u.a. - Vgl. Frank/Altmann (Tonkünstlerlexikon), 12. Auflage, p. 364f. 850 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Travels in Siberia: Including Excursions Northwards Down the Obi, to the Polar Circle, and Southwards, to the Chinese Frontier Vols 1 & 2

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1848 Vol 1 xi + 405 pp, Foldout map bound frontis Vol. 2 ix, 536 pps. Bound in marbled paper with dark green leather quarter binding, marbled endpapers. No internal martkings save for previous owner's name on title page on both volumes. Volume 1 map is undamaged save for a closed tear where the map joins the binding. Bindings are clean and undamaged with a little rubbing to corners and spine ends. In extraordinarily good condition for their age. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quarter Leather. Very Good Plus/No Jacket as Published. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Handmill'.

      - altkolorierte Lithographie v. J. Gordon, 1848, 28,5 x 38

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        Reise um die Erde durch Nord Asien und die Beiden Oceane in den Jahren 1828, 1829, und 1830.

      Berlin: G. Reimer, 1833-1848. Seven volumes, comprising five octavo text and two atlas volumes (one quarto and one small folio), complete with the suite of 36 plates and maps; the text volumes with four folding plates, three handcoloured maps, and accompanying folding handcoloured chart; the quarto atlas of views with eleven plates, all double page and two folding; the small folio atlas of natural history plates with 17 numbered plates (two handcoloured); an excellent uncut set in recent period style half green morocco with gilt labels. One of the rarest and best accounts of nineteenth-century exploration in northeastern Asia, Siberia, Russian America, and the northern Pacific, with significant early scientific observations made in the Americas, including Sitka and San Francisco in late 1829. This set collects material published over a long period, effectively preserving the results of one of the lesser-known scientific voyages of the era for posterity.This ambitious work comprises a three-volume narrative account of Erman's travels in the years 1828-30, a two-volume natural history text, an atlas of geographical views, and a natural history atlas. It was issued in parts over a span of fifteen years and is almost never found absolutely complete as here: this fine set includes the frequently missing final volume of text comprising the second part of the scientific results (a further volume of narrative text was planned but never published); and it includes the full suite of 36 lithographed and engraved plates and maps, 8 of them accompanying the text, 11 forming an atlas of views, and 17 forming the natural history atlas.Adolph Erman, born in Berlin in 1806, was a physicist and traveller in the mould of Alexander von Humboldt. In 1828 he set out to travel around the world, joining Christopher Hantseen's expedition to carry out magnetic measurements in Siberia. They travelled eastward across Russia, and when the Hantseen expedition turned back at Kyakhta, Erman proceeded onward at his own expense to Yakutsk and Okhotsk. He crossed the Sea of Okhotsk to Kamchatka and journeyed across the peninsula to the port of Petrovalovsk, where he met Leontii Hagemeister whose ship was supplying Russian colonies in Alaska. Erman travelled with Hagemeister to Sitka and then on to San Francisco, Tahiti, the coast of South America, and then around the Horn to Europe, although the textual narrative closes with Erman in Kamchatka in late 1829.Erman spent several years after his return to Germany preparing his narrative; published in parts through the 1830s and 1840s, it contains detailed observations on zoology, botany, geography and ethnology, as well as accounts of the peoples and places he encountered. Included are descriptions of a trip down the Ob River, the culture of the Ostyanks and Samoyeds, a discussion of the geology and geography of the northern Urals, Yakutsk, and Okhotsk areas, and brief Yakut and Tungus vocabularies. He describes his wanderings over land and by river in Kamchatka in 1829, as well as details of the geography, geology, botany, volcanoes, zoology, meteorology, and ethnology of the peninsula. He also includes a vocabulary of the Kamchadal dialect.The two volume natural history text contains observations on latitude and longitude, as well as geomagnetic studies and magnetic observations made on land in Siberia, Kamchatka, Alaska, California, and South America, as well as on the Pacific Ocean. Apart from the wealth of scientific studies and readings Erman made in Russia, he performed the same tests and reported the same results for Sitka, Alaska in November, 1829, San Francisco in December of that year, all across the Pacific Ocean, and in Rio de Janeiro in the spring of 1830. The natural history texts, therefore, contain an impressive amount of early, accurate scientific material on Alaska, California, and South America.The plates in the geographic atlas (each of which contains at least two and up to four views) chiefly depict scenes in Kamchatka, showing forests, waterways, mountains and volcanoes. The natural history atlas features attractive lithographs of birds (the majority of the images), a sea otter from Sitka, fish, insects, and plants. Aside from some slight browning and a few spots an excellent uncut set in recent period style half green morocco with gilt labels.

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        Universalità dei mezzi di previdenza, difesa, e salvezza per le calamità degli incendi

      Bologna 1848 - In 4°, pp (10), VIII, 387, (3). 19 tavole fuori testo più volte ripiegate. Esemplare in barbe in brossura editoriale. Ottimo. Francesco del Giudice, Direttore del corpo dei Vigili del Fuoco della città di Napoli, ha contribuito con quest'opera a codificare le regole fondamentali per ladifesa dagli incendi. Di grande valore documentario le tavole che riproducono fedelmente ed in scala tutte le attrezzature e le macchine che servivano a contrastare le fiamme. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE LA DRAGONERA EN SUS RELACIONES CON LA CIVILIZACIÓN EUROPEA, POR UNA SOCIEDAD DE LITERATOS.

      Palma: Imp. de Don Estévan Trias, .- 1848 - 96 pp., 22,5 x 16,5 cm.- Rústica. Obra escrita por José María Quadrado parodiando la obra anteriormente Publicada por Joaquín Ma ria Bover "Sucesos de Cabrera que tienen realción con la historia de Francia". Buen estado de conservación. Mallorca [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Der Landwirth des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts, oder das Ganze der Landwirthschaft. 50 Bände in 25 Doppelbänden. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt von Prof. Kißling. 1. Abschnitt: Allgemeine Landwirthschaft 10 Theile in 5 Bänden. 2. Abschnitt: Handelsgewächse und die Hausthiere 10 Theile in 5 Bänden. 3. Abschnitt: Die landwirthschaftliche Technologie 10 Theile in 5 Bänden. 4. Abschnitt: Die Forstwirthschaft. Landwirthschaftliche Gesetze und Verwaltung 10 Theile in 5 Bänden. 5. Abschnitt: Die Gärtnerei. 10 Teile in 5 Bänden.

      Stuttgart: Scheible 1846 / 1847 / 1848 - Mit insgesamt 9002 Seiten mit dreiseitigem Rotschnitt, 2500 Abbildungen in 2411 Figuren im Text und auf 38 Falttafeln sowie 6 Falttabellen. - Sehr selten, da vollständig mit allen 50 Bänden, KEIN REPRINT! - sehr gut erhalten, wenige Taf. etw. fleckig, jedoch sehr gut erhalten, Ebde. berieben u. teils. etw. fleckig, Buchecken etw. bestoßen, Abt.1, Bd.3,4: etwas schief, aber fest, Abt.3, Bd. 9/10: obere Buchecke stärker beschädigt. -- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. --- Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3940 Gebundene Ausgabe. [Schwarze OPappbände m. roten Rückenschildern].

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        The Rose Garden. In two divisions.

      London, Sherwood, 1848. - Gr. 8°. II, 3 unn. Bll., 151 S.; 177 S., 3 unn. S. Index. Mit 15 handkolorierten Rosentafeln und zahlreichen Textholzschnitten. Geprägter Orig. Leineneinband mit Deckel- u. Rückenvergoldung. Einband gering berieben. 1 Tafel lose. Teil 1: Geschichte der Rosen, Anlage von Rosengärten etc. Teil 2: Beschreibung der unterschiedlichen Rosenarten, der Zucht u. Pflege. Sehr schöne Tafeln in feinem Kolorit.

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        Minutes of the Inferior Court for the Trial of Slaves and Free

      1848. A Georgia Slave is Executed for the Rape of White Woman [Manuscript] [Slavery]. [Georgia]. Minutes of the Inferior Court for the Trial of Slaves and Free Persons of Color for Capital and Other Offences [Headline Title]. Habersham County, Georgia, March 21-30, 1848. Five 12-1/2" x 8" ruled leaves, probably removed from a ledger, content to rectos and versos. Light toning, otherwise fine. Manuscript accompanied by a typed transcription. An excellent example of a slave trial. $3,000. * This legal record details the arrest, indictment, trial, witness statements and sentencing of the Negro Slave Dave, "property" of Francis Powel, for the Rape of Hester Ann Dobbs. The rape of a white woman by a Black slave was the most horrifying crime in the mind of the white population of the antebellum South. According to Census records, Hester Dodds was the 14 or 15 year-old daughter of a farmer. The rape was alleged to have occurred on March 18, "in the woods nearby a private pathway." Dave, the accused slave was arrested three days later. At first, he maintained his innocence, but after being jailed he allegedly "confessed" to his guilt. The trial took place on March 30. Despite his jail-house confession, Dave pleaded not guilty. Dobbs, the victim, testified that she saw Dave at his master's home. When she left, he followed her into the woods, where, seeing he was naked, ran from him. He followed, carrying a stick in one hand. Though only striking her with his hand, he threw her to the ground. She "resisted his attempts for some time," but he finally "ravished her by force." Though she was "much frightened," she "thinks she remembers all": that Dave "entered her" and that "an Eruption of Matter took place." He then "quit of his own accord and warned her that "he would kill her" if she told anyone about his crime. The victim's mother testified that her daughter returned to her their home "much injured and hurt. Bruised all over" and "much frightened", but relating what had happened, she said "If I don't live, I want you to make" the slave "suffer for this act". Two men who had not personally witnessed the rape merely testified they had seen evidence of a "considerable scuffle" (this despite a "heavy rain") at the scene of the crime, a "dried pine limb" nearby which "looked as though it had been used" and "barefoot tracks" on the path w.

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        The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants

      London: William Smith,, 1848. Quarto. Original green vertically-ribbed cloth neatly refurbished at extremities of spine and corners, spine gilt lettered and with overall floral decoration, blind ornamental panel on sides, front cover with central gilt stamp of foliage and bluebells, yellow coated endpapers. 42 fine hand-coloured lithograph plates (with tissue-guards) after the Misses Loudon. Inner joints cracked but sound, light cockling to front free endpaper and prelims, touch of foxing to plates otherwise an attractive copy in the original cloth. First and best edition. "Mrs. Loudon's attractive flower books, first published in the forties, were reissued ten or fifteen years later with plates that had become coarsened and joyless" (Wilfrid Blunt, The Art of Botanical Illustration, 1950, p. 236). Jane Loudon née Webb, (1807-1858), "was to Victorian gardening what Mrs Beeton was to cookery. Her beautifully illustrated books on gardening and plant identification sold in their thousands and women all over the country were enthused by them to take up gardening as a hobby" (V&A online). She met her husband, the landscape gardener and horticultural writer John Claudius Loudon, when her extraordinary early novel The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century (1827) - a pioneering science fiction work which set futuristic technology, including a steam plough, among the trappings of Egyptomania - was reviewed favourably by Loudon in The Gardener's Magazine. The Scot decided to "seek out the acquaintance of the writer, whom he believed to be male" (ODNB) - and they were married seven months later.

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        Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S. ... With a Life and Notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke

      London: Henry Colburn, 1848. Hardcover. Very good. The third edition, considerably enlarged. 8vo. 5 volumes. Half calf, tan cloth sides, spines in 6 compartments, intricately gilt, leather lettering labels, gilt; top edged gilt; marbled endpapers; engraved plates. Leather has some areas of staining, lightly worn at corners; hinges rubbed in places, cloth soiled in plates; but a very good set set with bright spine tooling.

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        THE PIXY; OR, THE UNBAPTIZED CHILD. A CHRISTMAS TALE ... Beautifully Illustrated

      London: Published, for the Proprietor, by John Dicks, at the Office of "Reynold's Miscellany," Wellington Street North, Strand, 1848.. 12mo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-136, two illustrations, original decorated gray-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, rear panel stamped in blind, cream coated endpapers. First edition. A sentimental story about the ghost of an unbaptized child as a symbol of repentance. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, p. 209. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 420. Bleiler (1978), p. 165. Reginald 12157. Sadleir 2039. Early gift inscription dated 1 January 1849 on the front free endpaper. Spine lean, several small, mild stains to cloth, a very good copy. COPAC reports only two copies (British Library and Cambridge) OCLC reports only the British Library copy. A rare book.(#156312)

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        The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants.

      London: William Smith, 1848 - Quarto. Original green vertically-ribbed cloth neatly refurbished at extremities of spine and corners, spine gilt lettered and with overall floral decoration, blind ornamental panel on sides, front cover with central gilt stamp of foliage and bluebells, yellow coated endpapers. Inner joints cracked but sound, light cockling to front free endpaper and prelims, touch of foxing to plates otherwise an attractive copy in the original cloth. 42 fine hand-coloured lithograph plates (with tissue-guards) after the Misses Loudon. First and best edition. "Mrs. Loudon's attractive flower books, first published in the forties, were reissued ten or fifteen years later with plates that had become coarsened and joyless" (Wilfrid Blunt, The Art of Botanical Illustration, 1950, p. 236). Jane Loudon née Webb, (1807-1858), "was to Victorian gardening what Mrs Beeton was to cookery. Her beautifully illustrated books on gardening and plant identification sold in their thousands and women all over the country were enthused by them to take up gardening as a hobby" (V&A online). She met her husband, the landscape gardener and horticultural writer John Claudius Loudon, when her extraordinary early novel The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century (1827) - a pioneering science fiction work which set futuristic technology, including a steam plough, among the trappings of Egyptomania - was reviewed favourably by Loudon in The Gardener's Magazine. The Scot decided to "seek out the acquaintance of the writer, whom he believed to be male" (ODNB) - and they were married seven months later. Nissen 1236; not in Pritzel; see also Sarah Dewis, The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry (2016). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        武教全書. [Bukyō Zensho]. [Complete Writings of Teachings on Military Affairs].

      [1848]. Manuscript, eighteen full page diagrams showing battle formations of which six have some colour, 5 others included in the text, 56 folded leaves, title label upper cover, four hole stab binding, some creasing and soiling particularly covers. A manuscript copy of the "Complete Writings of Teachings on Military Affairs". The author, Yamaga Sokō (1622-85), was a philosopher and military strategist and the founder of the Yamaga School of Military Science. He defined the status of samurai during the peaceful times of the Tokugawa period and expressed his views on the "Way of Samurai". "Complete Writings of Teachings on Military Affairs", written in 1656, was a collection of his teachings on military affairs. It also includes several illustrations of battle formations.This copy has an inscription by Kagetsune 景常 on the inside of the front cover, which shows the copy was made in 1848. It appears that the "Complete Writings of Teachings on Military Affairs" were published in 1840, 1847, 1849 and 1860, but otherwise the book was known through hand-written copies such as this one. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 140966).

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        Glückwunschadresse des Tegernseer Gaues zu Bismarcks 70. Geburtstag. Handschrift auf Pergament.

      Bll. kalligraphische Widmung mit zwei farbigen Aquarellen von Adolf von Grundherr (sign.) und zwei großen Initialen in Rot und Gold bzw. Schwarz und Gold. 21 Pergamentblätter mit Unterschriften. Brauner Lederband d. Zt., Vorderdeckel mit reicher Lederschnittverzierung, 8 Eckbeschläge mit Buckeln. 48,5 x 34,5 cm. Aufwändig gestaltete Mappe, vollständig auf Pergamentblättern, mit zwei schönen Aquarellen des Münchner Malers Adolf von Grundherr zu Altenthann und Weyerhaus (1848-1908), das erste mit allegorischer Unterwasserszene, über dem Wasser Landschaft mit Bergen im Hintergrund. Das zweite Aquarell zeigt die Überreichung der Glückwunschmappe durch Tegernseer Bürger. Die Widmung an Bismarck von dem bekannten Münchner Dichter Karl Stieler (1842-1885) in bayerischer Mundart, am Ende der Widmung von Stieler eigenhändig signiert. Hunderte Bürger jeweils mit Berufsbezeichnung aus den verschiedenen Gemeinden Tegernsee, Kreuth, Wiessee, Rottach, Dürrenbach, Ostin sind auf den Unterschriftenlisten zu finden. - Vereinzelt gering fleckig, die 3 Bll. Widmung zusätzlich auf Karton und etwas verzogen sowie leicht gelockert. Rückdeckel des Einbandes fleckig.

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

      Boston: Wm. Crosby and H. P. Nichols. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1848. First Edition. Hardcover. Folio, orig green cloth, gilt; scuffed, spine & corners often rubbed, spine ends lightly chipped. With 18 views on 16 litho sheets. Light to moderate foxing, tear to 1 text leaf of 'Basin'- negligible paper loss, other minor faults. Howes O1. Publisher's original cloth, gilt device on front cover. The White Mountains+ Mount Crawford+ The Notch of the White Mountains+ Lower Cascade of the Notch+ Gate of the Notch+ Falls of the Amonoosuck+ Granite Cliffs of the Falls [2 views]+ Franconia Notch+ Profile Mountain at Franconia+ Profile Rock+ The Basin, in Lincoln, N. H. + Flume, in Lincoln, N. H+ Nancy's Bridge+ Mt. Crawford, from the Notch 2 views+ Mount Washington 2 views+ Mt. Washington, over Tuckerman's Ravine. Apr 14 x 11" 6 pounds. ; 0 .

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        Jugendspiele zur Erholung und Entspannung, [Band I], Knabenspiele

      mit 10 lithographischen, handkolorierten Tafeln, 95 Seiten, 10x15, helle O Pp, SCHÖNES EXEMPLAR, Daube, Katalog Benjamin 84. Stuck-Villa 173. Seebass NF 979. Nicht bei Klotz, Schug und Wegehaupt. - "Sehr selten. Ein 2.Band war den Madchenspielen gewidmet (1848). Dem Inhalt liegt das Werk von Guthsmuths zugrunde. Der Titel enthält aber zahlreiche neue, darunter einige franzosische Spiele. Insgesamt werden 22 Spiele beschrieben, darunter mehrere Ballspiele, eine Anleitung zum Herstellen von Drachen und das Drachensteigen, die Schmetterlingsjagd, Eislauf usw." (Seebass), lediglich das untere Kapital (aber nur der rückwärtigen Buchdecke) leicht gestaucht

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        AN ADDRESS DELIVERED IN THE CITY OF GALVESTON ON THE 22D OF FEBRUARY, 1848, THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH DAY OF WASHINGTON, AND OF THE BATTLE OF BUENA VISTA.

      News Office. W. Richardson, Publisher,, Galveston: 1848 - 17, [3 blanks] pp. Stitched in original printed green wrappers. Light foxing, Very Good. In an attractive, modern quarter morocco slipcase, with gilt-lettered spine. The Handbook of Texas gives Smith some serious respect, calling this Surgeon General of the Texan Army and Yale graduate "the father of Texas medicine" and "the father of the University of Texas." The Address commemorates the success of American soldiers and "their veteran commander, General Zachary Taylor, whose generalship had been proved on many a triumphant battle field." The Americans were outnumbered at the Battle of Buena Vista. "The squadrons of Santa Anna, so full of confidence in the morning, had been broken and repulsed; under cover of the night they fled for safety. At Buena Vista was annihilated the military power of Mexico in the north-eastern provinces of that country." Smith lauds President Polk, the righteousness of American arms, and American war aims. He denounces "betrayers of the country" who deny the American claim to Texas, and who assert that Polk commenced the war unconstitutionally. His enthusiastic affirmation of Manifest Destiny rejoices in the freedom guaranteed by American institutions. "The Mexican war is a part of the mission, of the destiny allotted to the Anglo Saxon race on this continent. It is our destiny, our mission to civilize, to Americanize this continent." Smith emphasizes the immense importance of California to the United States; and the need to thwart British efforts to "hem in our Pacific territory, and control the two great thoroughfares of the overland trade."Winkler 57. Tutorow 4086. Raines 189. Not in Rader. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Minutes of the Inferior Court for the Trial of Slaves and Free

      1848 - A Georgia Slave is Executed for the Rape of White Woman [Manuscript] [Slavery]. [Georgia]. Minutes of the Inferior Court for the Trial of Slaves and Free Persons of Color for Capital and Other Offences [Headline Title]. Habersham County, Georgia, March 21-30, 1848. Five 12-1/2" x 8" ruled leaves, probably removed from a ledger, content to rectos and versos. Light toning, otherwise fine. Manuscript accompanied by a typed transcription. An excellent example of a slave trial. $3,000. * This legal record details the arrest, indictment, trial, witness statements and sentencing of the Negro Slave Dave, "property" of Francis Powel, for the Rape of Hester Ann Dobbs. The rape of a white woman by a Black slave was the most horrifying crime in the mind of the white population of the antebellum South. According to Census records, Hester Dodds was the 14 or 15 year-old daughter of a farmer. The rape was alleged to have occurred on March 18, "in the woods nearby a private pathway." Dave, the accused slave was arrested three days later. At first, he maintained his innocence, but after being jailed he allegedly "confessed" to his guilt. The trial took place on March 30. Despite his jail-house confession, Dave pleaded not guilty. Dobbs, the victim, testified that she saw Dave at his master's home. When she left, he followed her into the woods, where, seeing he was naked, ran from him. He followed, carrying a stick in one hand. Though only striking her with his hand, he threw her to the ground. She "resisted his attempts for some time," but he finally "ravished her by force." Though she was "much frightened," she "thinks she remembers all": that Dave "entered her" and that "an Eruption of Matter took place." He then "quit of his own accord and warned her that "he would kill her" if she told anyone about his crime. The victim's mother testified that her daughter returned to her their home "much injured and hurt. Bruised all over" and "much frightened", but relating what had happened, she said "If I don't live, I want you to make" the slave "suffer for this act". Two men who had not personally witnessed the rape merely testified they had seen evidence of a "considerable scuffle" (this despite a "heavy rain") at the scene of the crime, a "dried pine limb" nearby which "looked as though it had been used" and "barefoot tracks" on the path w.

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        Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F R S With a Life and Notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke

      London: Henry Colburn, 1848. Hardcover. Very good. The third edition, considerably enlarged. 8vo. 5 volumes. Half calf, tan cloth sides, spines in 6 compartments, intricately gilt, leather lettering labels, gilt; top edged gilt; marbled endpapers; engraved plates. Leather has some areas of staining, lightly worn at corners; hinges rubbed in places, cloth soiled in plates; but a very good set set with bright spine tooling.

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        Disegno autografo Senza indicazione di luogo e data

      1848. mm 165x160 (disegno mm110x105), disegno topografico a china e matita su cartoncino. Una nota manoscritta in inchiostro rosso sul margine superiore attribuisce il disegno a Emanuele II di Savoia ''Disegno topografico eseguito dal Duca di Savoia poi Re Vittorio Emanuele II''. La mappa rileva una porzione di territorio montuoso solcato da corsi d'acqua. L'esecuzione di disegni topografici faceva parte dell'istruzione dei gentiluomini indirizzati alla carriera militare. Vittorio Emanuele II fu Re di Sardegna dal 1848, anno dell'abdicazione di Carlo Alberto, e dal 1861 primo Re d'Italia.

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        ESSAYS AND TALES BY JOHN STERLING, COLLECTED AND EDITED, WITH A MEMOIR OF HIS LIFE, BY JULIUS CHARLES HARE, M.A., RECTOR OF HERSTMONCEUX ..

      London: John W. Parker, West Strand, 1848.. Octavo, two volumes: [1-4] [i] ii-ccxxxii [1-3] 4-504; [1-4] [1-3] 4-649 [650: printer's imprint], engraved frontispiece (portrait of Sterling) inserted in volume one, early three-quarter leather and cloth, marbled endpapers, all edges stained red. First edition. Published posthumously, this is the major repository of Sterling's shorter prose work: biographical sketches, epigrams, varied essays, and tales, most of which have a fantastic slant, including the short novel, THE ONYX RING (1838-1839), an important landmark in early Victorian fantasy. It originally appeared as part of a series of tales published in BLACKWOOD'S, "Legendary Lore." The editor of the present volume, J. C. Hare, was Sterling's tutor at Cambridge, where Sterling became acquainted with Coleridge and Wordsworth. In 1851 Thomas Carlyle published an eloquent and popular biography of Sterling as a response to Hare's memoir contained herein. THE ONYX RING is "a deeply felt fantasy in which an unhappy man is enabled to share the experiences of various others in order to search out the key to happiness. Though many of its characterizations are bitter, it refuses cynicism and despair. More earnest than most contemporary moralizing fantasies, and more intense than Anatole France's parable 'The Shirt,' it is in its way a minor masterpiece ... Ill health and premature death prevented Sterling from becoming one of the major writers of his generation, but the neglect into which his excellent fantasies have been allowed to fall is dreadfully unjust." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-146. "... certainly the most significant UK pioneer of fantasy ..." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 897. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1525. Bleiler (1978), p. 186. Reginald 13616. NCBEL III 1306. Binding marked and rubbed, but square and solid with a fine interior. A scarce work; OCLC reports just two library holdings in North America. (#153250)

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        Diga-Ponte fra Melide e Bissone sul Lago di Lugano. Opera del Sigr. Ingegnere P. Lucchini Ticinese. Altkolorierte Lithographie auf aufgewalztem Japanpapier v. Antonio Veladini nach Emanuel Labhardt. C. Studer um 1847, 20 x 30 cm.

      - Ghiringhelli 671.- Der Seedamm von Melide wurde im Jahr 1848 von Pasquale Lucchini errichtet.- Die beiten Ränder gering braunfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        JOURNAL OF AN EXPEDITION INTO THE INTERIOR OF TROPICAL AUSTRALIA, in search of a route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria

      London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848.. FIRST EDITION 1848, 8vo, approximately 220 x 130 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, title page vignette, lithographed frontispiece and 11 other plates (including 10 tinted lithographs), 7 maps (4 folding), some text illustrations, pages: xiv, (2), 1-437 including List of Plants, no advertisements, bound in half modern tan calf over marbled boards, raised bands, 2 gilt lettered black morocco labels, new endpapers. Frontispiece reinserted with loss of inner margin, all tissue guards but one missing, margin of frontispiece and title page faintly browned, neat repair to edge of blank side of title page and 2 other pages, small neat repair to chip on lower margin, not affecting text, 4 pages have small pale brown stain to margins, very occasional very light browning to margins, 2 folding maps expertly mounted on linen. A good sturdy copy. Ferguson, Volume IV, 4828; Wantrup, Australian Rare Books, page 203 and page 382 No.129. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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.

      Dumineray 1848 - 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. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        The Indian in His Wigwam, or Characteristics of the Red Race of America

      New York: Dewitt & Davenport, 1848. 1st. Decorative Cloth. Collectible; Very Good. 1848 1st edition. VG in its original chocolate-brown cloth with gilt-decorated front panel and spine. Light rubbing to the panels, light chipping at the spine crown, 2 very small stamps to front endpapers and neat, small former owner signature to title page. Light foxing as well scattered thru the text. Still though, a perfectly presentable and, given its age, well-preserved copy. Octavo, 416 pgs. 2 beautiful full-portrait tribal engarvings serve as front endpapers.

      [Bookseller: Appledore Books, ABAA]
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        The Indian in His Wigwam, or Characteristics of the Red Race of America From Original Notes and Manuscripts

      Buffalo: Derby & Hewson, 1848. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 416pp. Publishers black T-grain cloth blocked in gilt on the upper board with a figure of an Indian and his bow; the spine is gilt with the title and a repeat of the illustration; the rear-board is blocked similarly to the upper board, but in blind. Two illustrations. Lower portion of spine neatly repaired; edges, corners and upper spine worn; light foxing; else a very good copy. Schoolcraft issued Oneóta as a 64p pamphlet in 1844-5, reissued it in wraps with 418pp (including the front and rear wraps) as "The red race of America, in 1847, but with "The Indian in his wigwam" on the cover. This work of 416pp. was then issued in bound form, and with the present title, in Buffalo as well as NY in 1848. Howes, S-188, who notes :"Issuing a book under 5 different titles within 10 years is an unparalleled Protean feat--even for Schoolcraft."

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Album de la Suisse romande. 50 vues les plus intéressantes des cantons Genève, Vaud, Neuchâtel, Fribourg, Valais et Tessin gravées sur acier.

      Basel, Chr. Krüsi, o.J. (1843 oder 1848). - Quer-4°. (2) Bl. Mit 50 Stahlstichtafeln. Blindgeprägter Orig.-Leinenband mit verg. Deckeltitel und dreis. Goldschnitt. Lonchamp 38. - Ausgabe nicht ermittelbar. - Durchgehend stärker stockfleckig. Einband berieben und bestossen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Buki nihyakuzu [200 Illustrations of Japanese Arms & Armor]

      200 color-printed woodcuts. 3 leaves of text & 13 leaves of illus., all folding. Small folio, orig. green wrappers (some relatively inoffensive worming, for the most part carefully mended), orig. block-printed title label on upper cover, new stitching. Edo: Kobujuku [a school for samurai children], 1848. First edition of this finely illustrated work on Japanese arms and armor, prepared as an educational tool for the children of samurai. Each page of illustration contains 16 panels: eight colored-printed woodcuts, each with an accompanying text description. The 200 woodcuts depict armor, weapons, accessories, details of military costumes, and everyday items in a samurai household. The panels were intended to be cut up and the woodcuts spread out on a table or floor. An adult would hold the accompanying descriptions and call out its name and the children would have to find the related woodcut. This game was called karuta, introduced into Japan by the Portuguese in the mid-16th century. The woodcuts are quite sophisticated and detailed with a great variety of swords and weapons being depicted. The colors range from red to yellow to several blues to grey. Language skills were also being taught; along with the kanji, hiragana reading marks were included.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Sammelband mit 3 Ansichtenwerken: I: Beta (d.i. Johann Heinrich Bettziech): Berlin und Potsdam. Ihre Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft. - II: Biernatzki, H.: Schleswig-Holstein. - III: Löser, Rudolf: Die freien und Hansestädte Hamburg und Lübeck.

      München, J. Poppel und M. Kurz. (1846)-1848. - 3 Werke in 1 Band. 4°. 85 S., 71 S., 69 S. Mt je 24 Stahlstichansichten von J. Poppel und M. Kurz. Schöner dunkelblauer Halblederband der Zeit mit reicher spätromantischer Rückenvergoldung. "Gallerie Europäischer Städte Bd. IV-VI." - Kanten etwas berieben. Gutes Exemplar mit sauberem Textteil und verhältnismässig wenigen Stockflecken im immer stockfleckengeplagten Tafelteil. Bei I und II fehlt jeweils der Reihentitel. - Dekorativ gebunden.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        SCHILLER, Friedrich von (1759 - 1805)., "Das Lied von der Glocke". Acht Darstellungen zum Gedicht auf einem Blatt, sowie unten in der Mitte der Meister mit Glocke und lateinischem Motto. In einer reichen Umrahmung.

      Kupferstich von Adrian Schleich nach Christoph Nilson, dat. 1848, 66 x 53 cm. "Der Kunstverein in München seinen Mitgliedern für das Jahr MDCCCXLVIII". - Die prächtige Darstellung breitrandig und sauber erhalten. Porträts, Dichtung, Schiller,F.

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        SCHILLER, Friedrich von (1759 - 1805). "Das Lied von der Glocke". Acht Darstellungen zum Gedicht auf einem Blatt, sowie unten in der Mitte der Meister mit Glocke und lateinischem Motto. In einer reichen Umrahmung.

      - Kupferstich von Adrian Schleich nach Christoph Nilson, dat. 1848, 66 x 53 cm. "Der Kunstverein in München seinen Mitgliedern für das Jahr MDCCCXLVIII". - Die prächtige Darstellung breitrandig und sauber erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Samarang, During the Years 1843-46; Employed Surveying the Islands of the Eastern Archipelago; Accompanied by a Brief Vocabulary of the Principal Languages.

      London: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve,, 1848. Undetermined. near fine. 1st Edition. xxxix,[1],358, 8; 574,[2] pp. Octavo. Original purple blind and gilt stamped pictorial cloth. Gilt title on spine. Spine slightly faded. Half titles. Original endpapers. Top edge untrimmed. 5 charts including three folding in a pocket in volume one. 10 tinted litho plates with 7 in volume one and three in volume two. 20 etchings between the two volumes. Each volume housed in a custom clam shell matching box. near fine Abbey Travel 528. Hill p.20. The Sir Thomas Phillips copy with his press mark in each volume. Also the Franklin Brooke-Hitching copy with his pencil BH in each volume. An exceptional copy with a wonderful provenance. "The determination of the British Government to survey the ports lad open by the new treaty with China led to this expedition." (Hill) Included with this set is a very good letter from Belcher to Dear Sir. As it seems with most of Belchers voyages he was embroiled in controversy with his crew. It seems most of the 2.5 page note of about 225 words deals with him defending his good name over mentioned allogations. A fantastic copy along with a great note. We also have the very rare zoology volume which is separately catalogued. 1848

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
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        Zur Geschichte der rheinpfälzischen Revolution und des badischen Aufstandes. Zweite vermehrte und verbeserte Auflage

      2 Bll., 219 S. HLwd. d. Zt. Der aus dem Südtiroler Bruneck stammende Sohn eines österreichischen Feldmarschalls wurde 1848 Oberbefehlshaber und Chef des Generalstabs des pfälzischen Volksheeres der misslungene Versuch der Einnahme der Festung Landau kostete ihm seinen Posten. Aus seinem Fluchtland Schweiz wurde er schnell ausgewiesen, woraufhin er in die USA emigrierte. Sein Adelstitel wurde ihm 1849 aberkannt. - "Der Oberbefehlshaber der pfälzischen Volkswehren kritisiert die Politiker des Zentralmärzvereins wegen mangelnder Entschlossenheit und charakterisiert auch die Führer der pfälzischen Revolution recht negativ, bevor er die Ereignisse bis Ende Mai auf der Grundlage seines Tagebuchs und von ihm gesammelter Dokumente darstellt. Die Kampfkraft der pfälzischen Volkswehren gegenüber dem regulären preußischen Militär schätzt er realistisch ein. Die Sanktionierung der Erhebung als Reichsverfassungs-Kampagne wird betont. Die Ereignisse in Baden sind nur summarisch behandelt" (zitiert aus der Online-Präsentation der Sammlung Flugschriften 1848 der UB Frankfurt)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Autograph Letter, signed, to Barto. Parodi [?], in Genoa

      Messina 1848 - Docketed "copia" at top left corner; and with integral address sheet, with red Messina postal stamp of "12 Luglio". 4to. From Sicily during the First Italian Independence War. Lella was a prominent Sicilian banker and politician who eventually became a Senator in the united Kingdom of Italy, in 1861. The present letter was written around the time of the first Italian War of Independence (1848-1849), when revolts against the Austrians broke out in Naples and Sicily, Lella's homeland. Difficulties and dangers of communication and travel during a time of war no doubt explain the time gap between the composition of the letter and its posting over two weeks later. "The one remaining means of communication between Napoli and Este is via French postal steamers ?"A fascinating letter from a prominent politician during the turbulent years leading to the unification opf Italy. Docketed "copia" at upper left corner Docketed "copia" at top left corner; and with integral address sheet, with red Messina postal stamp of "12 Luglio". 4to

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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