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        Wuthering Heights

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 288 pp. First American edition, with publisher's misattribution on the title page "by the Author of Jane Eyre." An early rebind with grey cloth over black leather spine and tips, with leather showing recent restoration and rubbing at edges. Inner hinges exposed, though binding remains intact. Pencil scribbles and toning to end sheets, with corner torn from first blank at front. Title page worn, with previous owner name erased at top margin. Contents generally foxed, with occasional creasing, and several pages show small puncture holes. The author's only novel, published one year before her death at age 30.

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

      Pussielgue-Rusand 1848 - - Pussielgue-Rusand, Paris 1848, 408pp., relié. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition of the French translation by Bourlez. 408pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reise nach der Verbrecher-Colonie Neu-Südwales

      [=Voyage to the penal colony of New South Wales]. Series: Neueren Entdeckungsreisen Nach grösseren Reisewerken für die Jugend; Band 3. Leipzig : Julius Meissner, 1848. Small octavo, contemporary half blue morocco over marbled papered boards, 240 pp, illustrated with [4] steel-engraved plates, scattered foxing and browning (particularly to the plates), a small faint damp stain at bottom centre margin of first 50 pages, otherwise a good copy. Text in German in Fraktur. A work of fiction for children which recounts the voyage of an English convict to the penal colony in New South Wales, as told through the diary of the ship's doctor. Daily life in Sydney is described in great detail, and the narrative includes encounters with Aborigines and hunting game in the bush. An earlier version, also published in Leipzig, appeared in 1832, with the pseudonymous authorship of Peter Cunningham, Surgeon, R. N. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (National Library of Australia; State Library of New South Wales; University of Sydney Library).

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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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        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.

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        THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MAN. Comprising inquiries into the modiying influence of physical and moral agencies on the different tribes of the human family. Third edition enlarged with 50 coloured and 5 plain illustrations engraved on steel, and 97 engravings on wood.

      Hippolyte Baillière. (Codice AP/0522) In 8º (24,2x16 cm) XVIII-677 pp. Terza edizione ampliata, illustrata con 152 incisioni in gran parte a piena pagina su tavole fuori testo, acquerellate a mano e protette da velina, tutte ben conservate. E' l'opera più importante di Prichard (1786-1848), antropologo, psichiatra e linguista inglese, precursore delle teorie di Darwin in quanto affermò l'unica origine delle diverse razze umane. In questo studio dimostra i legami tra le lingue e culture dei popoli di tutto il mondo. Esemplare in ottime condizioni, privo delle ordinarie ingialliture. Antica firma alla sguardia. Tela rossa editoriale, angoli lievemente usati, cerniere fragili, 2 strappettini al dorso. Cornice a secco in copertina, belle illustrazioni oro al piatto e al dorso titolo al dorso in oro. Cofanetto moderno in cartone marmorizzato e bordi in pelle rossa // Third edition enlarged. Signature on fly-leaf. White paper, no browning/foxing. Original red cloth, hinges weak, title and illustration in gold and 2 tiny rips at the spine. Blind stamp frame on covers, gold illustration on upper cover, corners a bit worn. Preserved in modern marbled box. Euro 860.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Mémoire sur la planète Neptune.

      Paris, Bachelier, 1848. ____ Tiré à part des Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Sciences', tome XVII, séance du 2 octobre 1848. On joint 9 tirés à part des communications de Le Verrier à l'Académie des Sciences et un de Mouchez : - Recherches sur les comètes périodiques. ... , tome XXV, séance du 25 octobre, 1847. 11 pp. - Recherches sur les comètes périodiques. ..., tome XXV, séance du 20 décembre, 1847. 9 pp. - Nouvelle détermination de la différence de longitude entre les observatoires de Paris et de Greenwich. ..., tome XXXIX, séance du 25 septembre 1854. 14 pp. - Théorie et tables du mouvement de Vénus. ..., tome LI, séance du 26 novembre 1860. 7 pp. - Réponse de M. Le Verrier à M. Delaunay. [sur une modifications de nombres de la Théorie de Vénus et de la Terre.] ..., tome LI, séance du 26 novembre 1860. 4 pp. - Réponse de M. Le Verrier aux critiques [de Delaunay] dirigées à tort contre quelques-uns des derniers chiffres, des derniers coefficients des dernières séries dont dépendent les actions réciproques de Vénus et de la Terre. ..., tome LI, séance du 19 novembre 1860. 7 pp. - Travaux en voie d'exécution à l'Observatoire. ...tome LXXXX, séance du 28 juin 1875. 6 pp. - Eclipse totale du Soleil le 18 août 1868. ... tome LXVI, séance du 3 février 1868. 7 pp. - Exposé des opérations entreprises par l'Observatoire ... pour la détermination astronomique des longitudes et latitudes des points principaux du réseau géodésique français. ...tome LVI, séance du 5 janvier 1863. 20 pp. On joint : Catalogue [des étoiles] de l'Observatoire de Paris. Note de M. Mouchez. ...tome CV, séance du 17 octobre 1887. 4 pp. *-------* 10 off-prints by Le Verrier and one by Mouchez. In-4. [235 x 151 mm] Collation : Brochés, sans couverture.

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        Map of South Australia, New South Wales, Van Diemens Land, and Settled parts of Australia.

      Respectfully dedicated to Major Sir T.L. Mitchell K.t D.C.L. F.G.S. &c Surveyor General of New South Wales .... London : James Wyld, [c.1848]. Engraved map with hand colouring, 620 x 1000 mm, dissected and laid on linen and edged in green silk, as issued, folding to 210 x 130 mm, in original card slipcase with original printed labels to front and spine, a fine copy. With insets of Sydney, Adelaide, Western Australia and Tasmania. This version of Wyld's map, first published in 1841, pre-dates the creation of the colony of Victoria, which is marked 'Australia Felix'.

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        Handbüchlein für Wühler oder kurzgefaßte Anleitung in wenigen Tagen ein Volksmann zu werden. Von Peter Struwwel, Demagog.

      Leipzig, Gustav Mayer 1848. - Zweite Auflage. Mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette. 42 S., 3 Bl. Vlg.-Anz. Rückenbroschur. Friedländer 76. - Berühmte Satire auf die deutschen Revolutionäre mit der originellen Titelvignette: Ein typisch gewandeter, wild dreinblickender "Wühler" steht auf einer Deutschlandkarte und tritt mit dem Fuß auf die Königskrone. - Die Satire wurde von der reaktionären Partei mit Anerkennung gelesen, worauf Hoffmann im nächsten Jahr als Gegengewicht den "Heulerspiegel" schrieb. - Titel mit altem Namenszug "Rupprecht". Verso Titel Exlibris von Eduard Erdmann (1896-1958, Pianist und Komponist, Bibliophiler, dessen Bibliothek 1959 größtenteils bei Hauswedell in Hamburg versteigert wurde). Titel verso und letztes Blatt recto etwas stärker braunfleckig bzw. gebräunt.

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        The Miracles of Our Lord

      London: Longman, London, 1848. Book measures 7 x 5 inches. Engraved title, 32 coloured chromolithagraphic plates, +4pp. Bound in period publishers black paper mache binding, full gilt edges, marble endpapers. Binding has had some minor repairs and restoration work. A very good clean firm binding. Internally, previous owners book plate, text block bound slightly to tightly [ usually the pages on a gutta-percha binding have become loose. or detached, this copy has probably been recased, hence slightly to tightly ] last 4 pages of text has some light staining. Pages and plates in very good clean bright condition throughout. A very nice copy.. Very Good Plus. Illus. by Noel Humphreys.

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        Two original 1848 manuscript real estate maps detailing the plots owned by Jacob Harsen`s estate. - Stephen Colbert. - Jacob Harsen (1750-1835). - John J. Serrell (surveyor)..

      (New York), John Serrell, 1848.. 26 1/8 x 19 1/2 inches and 25 1/2 x 18 5/8 inches. Two original manuscript real estate maps detailing the plots owned by Jacob Harsen`s estate, situated between 54th and 53rd street and Broadway and Ninth Avenue, both titled: "Map of the Real Estate in the 12th Ward of the City of New York belonging to the Estate of Jacob Harsen, decd. Surveyed July 1848 by John J. Serrell City Surveyor" wove paper, pen, ink and wash plans, edged with cloth ribbon, backed onto linen, rolled. Both with light creasing, toning, and some light damage with small losses, edging defective. - Comprising: 1. `Map of the Real Estate...`, 26 1/8 x 19 1/2 inches, 9th to 8th Ave, between 54th and 53rd. - 2. `Map of the Real Estate...`, 25 1/2 x 18 5/8 inches, 8th Ave to `Bloomingdale Road ` [i.e. Broadway], between 54th and 53rd. - The present maps represent one of Jacob Harsen`s subsidiary holdings, and cover an area that now includes the the Midtown North Police Precinct building, the Midtown Community Court , as well as Studio 54 and the Ed Sullivan Theater (the home of `The Late Show` with Stephen Colbert). - The main Harsen holding was originally a 94-acre farm, bought for £450 by Cornelius Dyckman in 1701, centered on what is now Broadway and 73rd Street. Dyckman`s daughter Cornelia married Jacob Harsen, and the farm eventually passed into Harsen family ownership. - John J. Serrell is the eldest of three brothers who were surveyors or engineers with official connections to New York City. The New York Historical Society hold a number of his other surveys of the city.

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        Two original 1848 manuscript real estate maps detailing the plots owned by Jacob Harsens estate. - Stephen Colbert. - Jacob Harsen (1750-1835). - John J. Serrell (surveyor)..

      26 1/8 x 19 1/2 inches and 25 1/2 x 18 5/8 inches. Two original manuscript real estate maps detailing the plots owned by Jacob Harsens estate, situated between 54th and 53rd street and Broadway and Ninth Avenue, both titled: "Map of the Real Estate in the 12th Ward of the City of New York belonging to the Estate of Jacob Harsen, decd. Surveyed July 1848 by John J. Serrell City Surveyor" wove paper, pen, ink and wash plans, edged with cloth ribbon, backed onto linen, rolled. Both with light creasing, toning, and some light damage with small losses, edging defective. - Comprising: 1. Map of the Real Estate..., 26 1/8 x 19 1/2 inches, 9th to 8th Ave, between 54th and 53rd. - 2. Map of the Real Estate..., 25 1/2 x 18 5/8 inches, 8th Ave to Bloomingdale Road [i.e. Broadway], between 54th and 53rd. - The present maps represent one of Jacob Harsens subsidiary holdings, and cover an area that now includes the the Midtown North Police Precinct building, the Midtown Community Court , as well as Studio 54 and the Ed Sullivan Theater (the home of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert). - The main Harsen holding was originally a 94-acre farm, bought for 450 by Cornelius Dyckman in 1701, centered on what is now Broadway and 73rd Street. Dyckmans daughter Cornelia married Jacob Harsen, and the farm eventually passed into Harsen family ownership. - John J. Serrell is the eldest of three brothers who were surveyors or engineers with official connections to New York City. The New York Historical Society hold a number of his other surveys of the city.

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        Two original 1848 manuscript real estate maps detailing the plots owned by Jacob Harsen`s estate. - Stephen Colbert. - Jacob Harsen (1750-1835). - John J. Serrell (surveyor).

      (New York), John Serrell, 1848. - 26 1/8 x 19 1/2 inches and 25 1/2 x 18 5/8 inches. Two original manuscript real estate maps detailing the plots owned by Jacob Harsen`s estate, situated between 54th and 53rd street and Broadway and Ninth Avenue, both titled: "Map of the Real Estate in the 12th Ward of the City of New York belonging to the Estate of Jacob Harsen, decd. Surveyed July 1848 by John J. Serrell City Surveyor" wove paper, pen, ink and wash plans, edged with cloth ribbon, backed onto linen, rolled. Both with light creasing, toning, and some light damage with small losses, edging defective. - Comprising: 1. `Map of the Real Estate.`, 26 1/8 x 19 1/2 inches, 9th to 8th Ave, between 54th and 53rd. - 2. `Map of the Real Estate.`, 25 1/2 x 18 5/8 inches, 8th Ave to `Bloomingdale Road ` [i.e. Broadway], between 54th and 53rd. - The present maps represent one of Jacob Harsen`s subsidiary holdings, and cover an area that now includes the the Midtown North Police Precinct building, the Midtown Community Court , as well as Studio 54 and the Ed Sullivan Theater (the home of `The Late Show` with Stephen Colbert). - The main Harsen holding was originally a 94-acre farm, bought for £450 by Cornelius Dyckman in 1701, centered on what is now Broadway and 73rd Street. Dyckman`s daughter Cornelia married Jacob Harsen, and the farm eventually passed into Harsen family ownership. - John J. Serrell is the eldest of three brothers who were surveyors or engineers with official connections to New York City. The New York Historical Society hold a number of his other surveys of the city. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. 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. 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.

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        Gemmi d`Arti Italiane, anno quarto. Contenenti le piu insigni opere italiane di pittura e scultura, state eposte nelle principali accademie.

      Milano e Venezia, Carpano 1848. 4°. Titelbl. u. Vorwort mehrfarbig lithogr., 7 Bll., 140 (4) S. Mit 18 Tafeln in versch. Techniken. HLdrBd. mit rotem RüSch. (dieser erneuert), Vorderdeckel mit mont. Farblithogr. unter mehrfarb. geprägtem Passepartout, dieses mit kl. Ausriß. Kanten berieb., Ecken etw. bestoßen, insgesamt gutes Exempl.- Die Tafeln zeigen Reproduktionen u. Veduten. Dekoratives Beispiel der italienischen Buchkunst dieser Zeit. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Literatur, italienische, 19. Jhdt., Ansichtenwerke, Alben

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        Friedrich der Weise, Kurfürst von Sachsen, Ein Lebensbild aus dem Zeitalter der Reformation,

      Grimma, Verlag von J. M. Gebhardt, 1848. Mit einem Frontispiz und der Karte des Kurfürstentums Sachsen, VIII, 586 Seiten, 8°, schwarzes Hln mit Rückenschildern Gutes festes Exemplar mit eingeklebtem gestempeltem Besitzvermerk und Rückenschild. Seltene Biographia! Versand D: 5,00 EUR Hs 46027, i

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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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        INSHOKU YOJYO KAGAMI & BOJI YOJYO KAGAMI: A MODEL OF MEN'S &WOMEN'S HEALTH CARE

      [Japan c.1848, n.p.]. A matching pair, large broadsides,very good, vegetal colored woodblock prints, hand-printed on hand made large Washi Kawaraban paper, size ca: 36.5 x 50 cm., with title cartouche and adjacent texts. A RARE SET COMPLETE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY IN JAPAN CA. 1848: The general understanding of "medicine" in the daily lives of the common Japanese was exceptionally limited. They truly lived on superstitious beliefs, or some believed in some primitive Chinese-related traditional and ancient medical practices, most of which were anecdotal. Japanese of this period had little factual knowledge, and lacked reliable, "medical" knowledge of how their bodies actually functioned. The name of and workings of various organs were not well understood. * With the appearance of this set of large sized color charts showing the bodily functions and names had a great impact and value on to a society of rather ignorant people. Hitherto these people only had rudimentary concepts on the workings of their own bodies. This print gave graphic insights to the workings and functions in laymen terms. * An unique look at how ingenious Japanese physicians conceived of and applied known native concepts of "medical technology" and expanded on that to give ordinary Japanese a better insight to actual bodily functions. These physicians utilized every-day products to explained and relate the complex functions of the human organism. A graphic look at the workings of human anatomy expanded the horizons of most Japanese. This set of prints accomplished the goals of the physicians achieving superb results. * THE WORKING OF THE ORGANS: Collecting teams of miniature male or female workers, the bodily functions were reduced to common, familiar & daily activities of rural Japanese in terms of farming, metallurgy, grain production. Also the common practice of making of essential oils, all graphically shown in easy terms of contemporary technological images and supported with easy text and vocabulary, to facilitate understanding. Most every one in Japan during this time understood and had observed these methods of production, so it was natural to assume that the body worked along similar lines. Using examples from daily life helped to insure good understanding of the body. * DESCRIPTION OF THE PAIR OF PRINTS: This superb and most rare example consists of the complete set of two color woodcut prints; "INSHOKU YOJYO KAGAMI" [the male print] & "BOJI YOJYO KAGAMI" [the female print]. Each print shows the complete body with the organ functions, and the resulting bi-products. Biological function is enhanced by emotional motives and other characteristics are portrayed in a similar manner. * The pair of prints clearly shows the major differences between the male and female, their emotions, psychological factors influencing bodily functions, beautifully illustrated with much detail. * "INSHOKU YOJYO KAGAMI" [reflections on the male]: This shows an ordinary Edo period Japanese man drinking a cup of hot Sake [wine], with a tray of celebratory food before him on a tray, perhaps it was New Years ? The tray holds a red snapper with ginger. He is seated and as he drinks, all internal organs are identified from the top: lungs, heart, liver, pancreas, stomach, the large & small intestines. There is a profusion of descriptive text surrounding the illustration, with red lines to indicate the function of each organ, which is described in much detail. The prints are like a road map to the body and its complex components. * THE MALE ORGANS: * The heart shows GREED; showing people bringing gold to the owner, while he pours over his account book. The lungs are shown as a team of men with giant fans making the exchange of air possible, resulting in breathing. Other workers in the stomach show a team of labors with bamboo poles or yokes on their shoulder with wooden buckets suspended at each end carrying food being moved about, as others shovel and hoe food around. Another worker climbs up a ladder to the heart to dump food there ! The process of cleansing [creation & movement of urine] is shown as a group of men pouring buckets of liquid in a press to filter and extract. As the food goes through the digestion process the last stop is the "Mon" or "gates," controlled by two "gate keepers" who allow the flow and refuse to depart. * BOJI YOJYO KAGAMI: [reflections on the female]: This superb and most RARE example, shows a Japanese Oiran or prostitute at leisure. She has the typical elaborate hair pins and stunning silk Kimono, she also displays another sign of her profession: upper lip in red, lower lip in green. She is sitting beside her black and gold lacquered smoking box, and she is smoking a "Kiseru" pipe. Draped over the handle of the smoking box is a large group of Chirishi [toilet paper] used to wipe up after love-making. The whole print was done like a pictorial map of bodily functions, with a large crew of tiny women workers who labor to make the body perform digestion and all related functions. At the top, as the woman inhales the smoke, there are two tiny women who operate the mechanical bellows [often used in metal & Japanese sword production] by pushing & pulling to 'pump' & fan lung activity. One just rests while the woman is at ease. Another pair of female workers have hand held fans as an auxiliary to lung pumping. The heart is surrounded by flames, indicating this is the source of passion and emotions: greed is displayed by a woman who is the bookkeeper, who counts the money, another is in charge of actual money or gold "Ryo" coins. These two areas are in her breast, and the breasts are shown, the right side shows a mother scolding a child for taunting cats. The process of digestion begins just under this area with a team of women who haul buckets of food. Another pair of female workers tend the "Kama" or rice cooker made of metal held over a fire with another worker who blows through a bamboo tube to force the fire to surge, which in turn "fires" the emotions of the heart. Others female workers haul rice, tea & other things to eat on a small pathway leading towards a stone grain [grist] grinder attended by two other workers who turn the grist mill while the other rakes the grain. Other organs are represented by a woman who fans the hot food to cool it before it proceeds along the digestive path. The results of the grist mill is poured into what appears as circular intestines dividing the results into liquid and solid. The solid is raked into fields [typical use by farmers in Japan], the liquid goes down to be discharged. Adjacent to the uterus are the fallopian tubes, which shows an elder women in a fine Kimono holding fans; one shows a very old woman with a cane being tended by a younger woman. * The internal organs are identified from the top: lungs, heart, liver, pancreas, stomach, small & large intestines. There is a profusion of text surrounding and within the illustration, with oval paragraph markers. Each paragraph explains the function of an organ. In the heart, GREED is the subject of the illustrated, as a woman bring Gold down a ladder from above the throat. This was a superb example created for the common woman to understand the complex process with a visual aid, and written in simple Japanese. It is interesting to note, that the female subject of this print is not an ordinary woman, but rather one who was a prostitute, the clear message was that it would have been improper to expose the internal and sex organs of anyone other than a prostitute. * THE EDUCATIONAL USE AND APPLICATION OF THESE MEDICAL PRINTS: The Japanese understanding of their own bodily functions in the mid-19th. century was very limited and basic. This set of prints were used as educational tools by physicians and medical doctors to explain medical problems and causes of illness to the lay public. They were also used by medical teachers to give students a graphic insight to the bodily functions. In essence, these superb examples were created for the common man and woman to understand the complex process put into simple Japanese terms. * VARIANTS: Male There are three variants to the male print: a. The man wears a black and white plaid Kimono over one shoulder with a bottle of Sake near his left hand, with the artist's signature and censor's seal, with gray background. * b. The same similar print of the man but without the Kimono and the bottle of Sake is at his right hand side, with a green background at the bottom one third of the illustration, without the artist's signature or seals. See Nakahara cited below, pp. 144 & 145 i.e. illustrations numbers 114 & 115 for variants a. & b. * VARIANTS: Female: As for the female print there was only one variant. It was later issued in a "cheap edition," without any color, it was issued in "key blocks" or with black outline. This reliable detail was gleaned in a hand-written letter to us from Dr. Richard Lane, a scholar and author of several reference books on Japanese woodcut prints, dated Jan. 30, 1978 [see a scan of this on our web site]. Wherein he wrote to us about these two prints. "...My books are 1/2 started & I've only found "medical" discussion of the "male" print [by a scholar who was unaware of the "female" one--which is rarer]--the [one] I know. There's a discussion of the banning of the latter, somewhere. However, I have dug out my own 1967*** very preliminary study of them and enclose this shows the NON-colored, later ["cheaper"] version of the "female," but the "male" is a similar version to yours. [You can quote this [me] if desired. FOOTNOTE: *** = See Lane's 2 page article on these two prints in ASIA SCENE December 1967, pp.113-114 with illustrations [a scan is on our site]. The "female" print was never signed, nor censor sealed as this print was prohibited as being considered "licentious" by the Shogunate, therefore again as per Dr. Lane's letter cited above, there was in the literature a citation [now lost] concerning the banning of this print. Evidence is clear, a print lacking artist's signature, and without a censor's seal means an unauthorized printing and publication. All prints, books and maps of the period had to have Shogunate censor's approval and seal carved into the woodblocks. Because this print lacks all of that crucial information it means these were never approved by the Shogunate government. They remained unauthorized and "banned" but were printed as the companion to the "male" counterpart. It is worthy to note here, that the first printing of the "male" part was approved by the Shogunate government censors, and therefore also signed by the artist and had the censor's seal. See Nakahara p.114, illustration 114, where these appear. However on the following page 145, illustration number 115 is completely devoid of the artist's signature and the censor's seal. This means that the Shogunate changed its mind after publication and the print was there after "banned" and the "female" print never approved at all. This means the female print was printed in a very small and limited number, and not for sale on the open market but strictly sold covertly. * RARITY: * Per Dr. Lane's letter cited above: "...[the] "female" one --which is rarer..." Gives us a very good insight to this piece of vital information. Dr. Lane had lived in Japan from the early 1950's and had a major collection of Japanese Ehon [illustrated books] and Shunga [erotic prints, books]. He also had a copy of these two prints in his collection, and was in a position to know what "rare" was. His comment that the "female" print was "RARER" was an opinion based on living, writing and collecting Japanese woodblock printed works in Japan for more than 28 years. * In the above letter he even cites a Japanese scholar's unawareness of the existence of the "female" print ! Therefore it is understandable, that indeed the "female" print remains substantially rarer than the male counterpart. Given the fact that the "male" print was approved and published, one can assume that the standard edition of about 200 copies were produced in all. * KAWRABAN: GRAND SIZE OF THE PRINT, PRINTING AND WOODBLOCKS: RARITY OF BROADSIZE [KAWARABAN] PRINTS * It is worthy to note here, that these two prints were "Kawaraban" or double the standard Oban size [ca. 23 x 35 cm.] Therefore these prints were at least twice as costly to make and carve, and used double the paper of standard sized prints. Using a single cherry-wood slab of this large size was expensive and seldom found and even more unusual to use as a single "Kawaraban" or broadside format print. "Kawaraban" was more commonly used in the making of maps, but again many of them were composed of several smaller prints being glued to form a larger size. This single sheet "Kawaraban" print required special large-sized paper and special large blocks. One must remember, that for every color found in each print another block was required. Typical woodblock printing involved a "key block" is done in black outline; next an additional block for every color found in the print. * In this case, this print took at least seven blocks including, covering the "key block," using colors: black, blue green, yellow, red and pink. This is a large number of "Kawaraban" size blocks, other "Kawaraban" never approached this size for a single polychrome print. Most "Kawaraban" were strictly done in "key block" or black ink on white paper. The standard print production of a set of wood blocks was known to be about 200 prints before gaps in between the colors and the "key blocks" began to appear. These 'gaps' were the results of the blocks drying overnight, after the application of water-based inks. As the blocks dried out, they began to warp and check, rendering them useless for any quality reprinting. Therefore the printing of this set of prints must have been done at a very fast pace, without rest time to print the complete multi-color work and all copies before the blocks became useless. The larger the blocks the faster they warp and become useless. One may deduce from all of these factors, that who ever financed this printing was clearly was a person financial means and a great desire to see the work come to fruition. One can also presume that a Japanese physician or Rangaku-sha [Scholar of Dutch learning] was behind this in an effort to teach the public about basic health issues even if contrary to Shogun law. The strong desire to educate the public was a altruistic endeavor and had obvious risks by openly going against the Shogun's policy against licentious print production. * "DO-GOODERS" PRODUCE THIS SET OF PRINTS FOR THE PUBLIC: * Therefore, given the large and extra costs to produce this set of prints, in terms of super-sized blocks and extra large "Kawaraban" hand-made "Washi" paper, in addition to the carving and printing costs, are clear examples of a great desire to bring these prints to the public's eye. It is therefore worthy to contemplate that the actual costs of these prints were partially borne by "do-gooders" in the medical community*** [see footnote below]. In that cast, in our opinion, the "male" part was produced in two printings and variants, in total yielding about 400 prints in all [i.e. 200 per each printing]. The "female" print was done in a single version, yielding about 200 copies in all. The later, "cheap" edition that Dr. Lane has spoken of is not something we have ever seen nor found in any collections throughout the world, and we now question the actual existence of any "key block" editions of either or both prints. The examples he used in his ASIA SCENE article seem to have been the colored versions. Therefore we feel that in all there were no more than about 400 prints of the two "male" editions and no more than 200 of the "female" edition, thus the understandable comment from Dr. Lane comment about the "female" version being the "RARER" of the two prints. * FOOTNOTE: A prime example of a "do-gooder" was Matsukawa Hanzan was a grand innovator who took it upon himself to educate the average Japanese in agriculture, nature, natural science, medicine and a host of other "foreign and Western technological and scientific subjects. Perhaps he or group of his like-minded colleagues collected their assets to produce this set of prints for the general education and benefit to the public good. * YOSHITSUNA'S BURNING DESIRE TO FINISH HIS SERIES OF TWO: * Based on the fact that there was no signature nor Shogunate censor's seal on the "female" print, we must assume that Yoshitsuna had a burning desire to finish his series. He may have been one of those people who had no compunctions about disregarding what he felt was the public's "need to know" about their own sexuality and their own bodily functions. He was obviously willing to risk all by printing the second part of this series about the female body. Anyone in the Shogunate government would know, by looking at the "female" print that it must have been done by the one-in-the-same as the artist who did the "male" version. The profile is the exact; both the "male" and "female" look to their right, both show the same kind of pose, both have the same open structure of the internal organs, both show the actions of the internal organs as staffed by miniature humans: men for the "male" print; women for the "female" print. Both are of the same physical size. "male" ca. 38.5 x 51.5 cm., "female" 37 x 50.5 cm. Both have title cartouche at the upper right corner. Stylistically, they are remarkably similar in composition and nature. These are indeed the works of the same artist, See Nakahara for authorship proof. * CONDITION: * These prints are rare and seldom found in a matching pair on the open market. Each print has been professionally re-backed in Japan, using rice glue and hand-made very thin "Washi" paper to reinforce and give substance to the original tissue-like paper that was very thin and fragile. * The "male" print is exceptionally clean, but has been previously been folded three times and shows some dustiness on some of the fold lines; there is a faint blemish on his left elbow and knee, with an occasional 3-4 small blemishes here and there. The paper is solid and the registry is very good, with clear text and images throughout. There are two or three small pin holes which are covered and solid with the re-backing, all-in-all a very good example of an exceptionally rare print. * The "female" print has been previously folded 3-4 times and shows some dustiness on some of the fold lines; there are two black "collector's seals" chops in the lower right outside margin, with a few small discoloration's here and there. There was some weakness to one or two fold lines plus some old minor worming, the upper & lower left corner areas had some loss, all of which are now stabilized with the re-backing. There is an overall slight dustiness and a bit of rubbing here and there, the print is now stable and sold. * REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY: * After careful perusal of G. Mestler's: A GALAXY OF OLD JAPANESE MEDICAL BOOKS WITH MISCELLANEOUS NOTES ON EARLY MEDICINE IN JAPAN, after careful perusal of this work, one is at a loss to learn that Mestler missed this and stunning work. * L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, we are guided by Richard Lane again, in his hand-corrected copy of his ASIA SCENE 1967 article, which he personally sent to me, wherein he has changed the authorship from the published "Utagawa School ca. 1840's to be [Yoshimune]. It must be remembered, that Lane's article was a "work in progress" and therefore subject to final confirmation as to the artist's name. See L. Roberts: DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.204 for info on Yoshimune [1819-1879]. One is hard put to agree with Lane on this point, for in fact, the high quality of the art work would preclude Yoshimune from being capable of doing this set of superb prints when he was just in his early-mid twenties. Therefore the exact author/artist will remain a mystery. However, we can assume he was a sort of medical rebel as he clearly went against the Shogun censors and did publish the set of prints including the female companion work until the authorities either got too close or he was shut down buy them. Utagawa Yoshitsuna [Ittosai] was the name assigned by Sen Nakahara in his: MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF DENTISTRY IN UKIYOE, p.144-145 with brief explanation on p.156. The artist Yoshitsuna is listed in L. Roberts: A DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE ARTISTS, p.204 for details, who flourished 1848-1868 is a more likely the correct candidate. Aka Ittosai his "studio" or painter's name and he was a fine pupil of the famous Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Ittosai was known as a Ukiyo-E printmaker, who had the skill and experience to produce this magnificent set of works. * We have included a scan from an unknown newspaper [?] article, perhaps an announcement for a Smithsonian MUSEUM OF HISTORY & TECHNOLOGY exhibition, no date cited. * P. Huard et al: CHINESE MEDICINE, page 85, it cites this wood engraving as "the physiology of digestion according to Chinese & Japanese theories." He wrongly attributes this to Utagawa Kunisada. * MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY IN JAPAN CA. 1848: An unusual look at how the Japanese conceived of and applied known native "technology" used in the making of daily and common products related to human anatomy. Collecting teams of male or female workers, the bodily functions were reduced to familiar and daily known methods of farming, metallurgy, grain production, essential oils, in easy terms of contemporary technological vocabulary, to facilitate easy understanding by common Japanese. Most every one in Japan during this time understood and had observed these methods of production, so it was natural to assume that the body worked along similar lines. Using examples from daily life helped to insure understanding of the body via these terms. * [GRMEK, M.D. ] et al. LA MEDECINE JAPONAISE. Illustrates the male portion of the pair in his work as plate III. * Richard Lane. Original letter sent to us held on file. * Sen Nakahara: MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF DENTISTRY IN UKIYOE: see p.143 and plate #113, also for the male version, see pp. 144-145, #'s 114 & 115. with brief explanation on p.156. * OBSCURE REFERENCE: Richard Lane.: ASIA SCENE, December 1967, POPULAR ANATOMY AND POPULAR PIONEER SURGEONS. Illustrates the male and female prints. pp.113-114, Lane attributes the artist to be the "Utagawa school ca. 1840's" and he penned in the copy of this article to us the name to be Yoshimune as a guess, but that was incorrect. Yoshimune [1817-1880] could not be the artist because we later acquired a copy of the male version which clearly states the artist's name to be Utagawa Ittosai, but surely of the same Utagawa Kuniyoshi school. Ittosai was a star pupil of Kuniyoshi. pp.113-114, Lane attributes the artist to be the "Utagawa school ca. 1840's" and he penned in the copy of this article to us the name to be Yoshimune as a guess, but that was incorrect. Yoshimune [1817-1880] could not be the artist because we later acquired a copy of the male version which clearly states the artist's name to be Utagawa Ittosai, but surely of the same Utagawa Kuniyoshi school. Ittosai was a star pupil of Kuniyoshi. * An another illustration of the male print companion was found in an obscure & unknown newspaper [?] announcement of a Smithsonian MUSEUM OF HISTORY & TECHNOLOGY exhibition, no date cited. * Pierre Huard et al: CHINESE MEDICINE, page 85, he cites this as "...the physiology of digestion according to Chinese & Japanese theories." He has wrongly attributed this to Utagawa Kunisada. *** In all cases these prints are exceptionally rare & important examples for the male and female anatomical knowledge. Always RARE ! when found. * .

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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

      London: John Murray, 1848. First edition, 2 volumes, 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 volume I, vol. II with a 2" x 1" piece of cloth laid down on the upper cover (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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        Analisi storico-topografico-antiquaria della Carta de' dintorni di Roma Edizione seconda

      Roma, Tipografia delle Belle Arti, 1848-1849. 3 vols and portfolio, uniformly bound. 8vo(22,5x15,5 cm). Contemporary halfvellum, spine gilt; with cornerpieces, covers marbled paper (rubbed). With red morocco title-labels with gilt titles. Vol. 1: (iv),48 "Discorso Preliminare),(iv),556 pp.; Vol. 2: 680 pp.; Vol. 3: 753,(iii: blank) pp.; Vol. 4: Portfolio with "Carta de'dintorni di Roma secondo le osservazioni di sir William Gell e del professore Ant. Nibby", a large folding map (74x83 cm), divided in 20 segments, pasted on linen. The map is engraved by E. Troiani, 1827. - Convent-stamps on titles and on verso map, but in all a fine set, hard to find complete with the original map.

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        ANTWERPEN- ANVERS - Annales Antverpienses ab urbe condita ad annum M.DCC collecti ex ipsius civitatis monumentis publicis privatisque latinae ac patriae linguae Tomi 1- 5 volumes, all published--1845, With large folding panoramic view on Antwerp !

      Antwerp Buschmann uitgever 1845-1848 - Couverture reliée, 5 volumes; xvi,473 + 499 + xvi,532 + 502 + 446pp., illustrated with 3 folding plates (large folding panoramic view on Antwerp, "Turris Croneburgica" & "Vetus curia. large folding panoramic view on Antwerp.+ illustrated with 3 folding plates (large folding panoramic view on Antwerp, in volume I and 2 folding plates (of which 1 large map of Antwerp) in volume 2 and 1 folding plate in volume 3, good set and complet ! 0 g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [9 autograph letters, signed, mostly from the writer's time as Préfet maritime in Brest]. Brest, 22 February 1819 - 18 June 1829. Folio and 4to. Autograph letters in French, written in brown ink on single and double leaves of several laid and wove paper stocks. With: (2) GHÉMAR, Louis-Joseph. Duperré [lithographic portrait].Brussels, Charles Hen (printed by P. Degobert), dated 1842 by the artist.

      For Duperré: F. Chassériau, Vie de l'Amiral Duperré (1848); for Ghémar: Louis Ghemar (1819-1873): photographe du roi (1992). Significant collection of 9 autograph letters by Guy-Victor Duperré (1775-1846), a French admiral, Pair de France and three times Naval Minister. The letters, all sent from Brest, are addressed to important French naval officers and ministers, including: Cristophe, Comte de Chabrol de Crouzol; Jean Guillaume, Baron Hyde de Neuville (1776-1857) and "Mon Cher Amiral", most likely Laurent Jean François Truguet (1752-1839). The letters were written from 22 February 1819 to 18 June 1829 (6 of them in 1828). They concern political and maritime issues and events related to Duperré's naval service. From 1812 to 1814, Duperré commanded the French and Italian naval forces. In 1827, he was appointed Préfet maritime of Brest and inspector of the 5th arrondissement militaire. On 5 February 1830, eight months after the last letter in the present collection, King Charles X appointed him commander of the fleet of the expeditionary forces that carried out the 1830 invasion of Algiers. Seven of the nine letters are written in Duperré's informal running script. One appears to have been written for him, perhaps by dictation, but he added a nine-line postscript in his usual running hand below his signature. One to the minister of the marine is carefully and neatly written in a formal hand, with the lines perfectly horizontal (the lines of Duperré's running script slope upward across the page), but that may be his own formal hand, used only when the occasion demands.Accompanying the letters is a lithographic portrait of Duperré, drawn on stone and dated 1842 by the lithographic artist Louis-Joseph Ghémar (Lannoy, France 1819-Brussels 1873), better known for his later work (from 1855) as a photographer in Antwerp and Brussels and court photographer to the King of Belgium.Most of the letters were formerly folded, probably for sending in envelopes. In good condition.

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        VANITY FAIR. A NOVEL WITHOUT A HERO

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First edition. Contents about pristing, binding very fine. First edition. xvi, 624p. Illustrated by the author with text drawings and 40 engraved plates. Bound by Bayntun for Asprey in Cosway style with portrait of Thackeray mounted under beveled glass on upper cover, The binding in full bright deep red crushed morocco, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and floral panel ornaments, the covers with a series of ruled frames including ribbon devices and geometric squares festooned within with gilt ribbons and bows, the portrait with fancy gilt frame, dentelles with similar frames and red watered silk doblures and flyleaves.

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        Vanity Fair

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE IN A COSWAY STYLE BINDING. 1 volume, 8-1/4" x 5-1/2", illustrated with engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page, 38 engraved plates, and numerous engravings on steel and wood illustrating the text, all executed by the author, first issue including the suppressed woodcut of the "Marquis of Steyne" on page 336, the heading on page 1 in rustic, and "Mr. Pitt" for "Sir Pitt" on page 453. Bound in full teal morocco, raised bands, 52 gilt decorated red floral moroco onlys to covers and spine panels, elaborate floral gilt decorated covers and spine, small expert repair to lower front hinge, gilt dentelles, gilt decorated red morocco doublures, red silk moire endpapers, front doublure with a fine portrait under glass on ivory of Thackery, all edges gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.

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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'Oregon et Voyages Dans Les Montagnes Rocheuses en 1845 et 1846, traduit de L'Anglais par M. Bourlez

      Librairie de Poussielgue-Rusand, Paris 1848 - 12mo; black pebbled leather, sp with 4 raised bands, gilt sp title; ft bd. has gilt wreath design with "Petit Seminaire de Rouen, Mont aux Malades" in center; mild rubbing to corners, ext hinges, spine with 1/8" loss at top of spine; marbled eps, paper at rear inner hinge beginning to crack but hinge holding well; frontis plate, litho title pg, for total 16 tinted plates, mostly of Indians; lacks map; minimal foxing, primarily on edges and backs of some plates; mildly ex.lib with small rub bottom of spine from prev removal of numbers, small card pocket rear ffep, no. imprint bottom of 2nd ffep, stamp reverse of 2nd title pg (does show through) and light stamp bottom edge of text block; despite this, an attractive volume; pp. 408. Mylar cover. Father de Smet did much missionary work among the indians of the northwest and plateau, publishing several volumes which are still of great value to ethnographers. During these particular travels, he renders much material on the Blackfeet, Flatheads, Coeur d'Alenes , Kalispels, and others. Not only are the plates quite interesting and attractive, but included are such things as tables of vocabulary and the Lord's Prayer translated into six different Indian Languages. This work is hard to find in early editions and in good shape, and this copy is quite nice, despite the drawbacks noted above. Sabin 82266. 2nd edition, another issue of the 1st French translation, same year but by diff. translator [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Album der ersten vereinigten Landstände Preussens 1847.

      Berlin Verl d Literar Instituts 1848 - 2 Bll., 173 lithograph. Bll. ( inkl. 12 Zwischentit.), mit farb. lithogr. Titel, 1 getönten Tafel, 1 dppblgr. farb. Karte, 12 lithogr. Bll. mit Bordüre, 4°, dunkelblauer Or.-Samtband mit Silberfilete und erhabenem silbernen Port.- Medaillon des preuß. Königs sowie Eckstücke mit silb. Adler ( Silberfilete mit kleiner Fehlstelle ). Aufwändig ausgestattetes Gedenkbuch vermutlich nur in kleiner Auflage für die Versammlungsteilnehmer gedruckt. Auch die Textseiten sind lithographiert und bestehen aus Handschriftenfaksimiles der Teilnehmer mit ornamentaler Bordüre, geschmückt durch Wappen und kl. Ansichten von Schlössern und Herrensitzen. Die ganzseitige Tafel (st. stockfleckig) zeigt die Sitzung der Stände im "Weißen Saal". - Kommt offensichtlich stets mit kleinen Kollationsabweichungen vor; die SS. 1-25 fehlen in allen angebotenen Exemplaren, wobei es sich wahrscheinlich um die unnummerierten Vorblätter handelt. Vereinzelt gering finger- bzw. stockfleckig. - Gutes Exemplar dieser prachtvollen Publikation.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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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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