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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 P.B.F.A.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Lorenz Kristen]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Catron Grant Books]
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        The Handmill'.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Auca Llibres Antics / Robert Pérez]
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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].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Kloster]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lorych]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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)

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom]
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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]

      [Bookseller: David M. Lesser, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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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.

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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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        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]

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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.

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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."

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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)

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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

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        Il Mondo Illustrato. (Giornale Universale adorno di molte incisioni intercalate nel testo).

      Torino. Giuseppe Pomba e C., 1848 - In 4to, mezza pelle, titolo in oro al dorso, pp. 832. Annata completa (IIa) dal n° 1 al 52; ogni fascicolo ha numerose belle incisioni xilografiche, fra le più rappresentative del Risorgimento,(alcune di Francesco Gonin). Testo su tre colonne. Ottimo stato complessivo.

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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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        Expedition zur Entdeckung der Quellen des Weissen Nil

      

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        NEW ZEALAND: A TREATISE ON PRACTICAL SURVEYING, AS PARTICULARLY APPLICABLE TO NEW ZEALAND AND OTHER COLONIES: CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE INSTRUMENTS MOST USEFUL TO THE COLONIAL SURVEYOR AND ENGINEER: INSTRUCTIONS FOR LAYING OUT TOWNS, COUNTRY AND SUBURB

      London: Longman & Company, . 1848 - 8° (23 x 15 cm / 9 x 6 inches) – Collation Complete: x pp., 174 pp., 12 pp. tables, 17 pp. monochrome plates of interconnecting road maps, 1 folding plate of diagrams, 3 large folding maps, errata slip at end, bound in original green cloth, with neat manuscript owner’s inscription to title in blank corner (Very Good, internally clean and crisp, folding maps fresh and crisp; binding with minor shelf-wear, some loss to original paper label on spine). Very Rare – the most important early work on land surveying in New Zealand, by Arthur Whitehead, a pioneering surveyor for the New Zealand Company, profusely illustrated by original maps, plans and diagrams, including 3 large folding coloured maps of Wellington and the Hutt Valley. This excellent and very rare work is of great historical importance to the early colonial history of New Zealand. Published in 1848, barely seven years after New Zealand officially became a colony, it is both a sophisticated land surveying manual and a fascinating personal memoir penned by Arthur Whitehead, one of the most important surveyors working for the New Zealand Company, the syndicate that founded modern New Zealand. It is by far and away the finest and most detailed work on the the early terrestrial mapping of New Zealand, with the methods and techniques described having broader significance, as they explain best practices as conducted in other frontier British colonial possessions, such as Canada, South Africa, Australia, Guyana and rural India. Well-presented and highly readable, Whitehead’s work gives a unique and valuable insight into the mind and actions of a British surveyor, working at the vanguard of the Empire. The text is enlivened by numerous plans, diagrams and maps, including a trio of large folding, coloured maps that detail the critical Wellington and Hutt Valley areas, as well as a series of 17 monochrome plates illustrating the route of the new road running up the Hutt Valley, plus a folding plate of diagrams of surveyors’ instruments. By that time Arthur Whitehead arrived in Wellington to begin his charge as a surveyor, in February 1842, New Zealand’s coasts had already been quite well charted by the Royal Navy, by way of trigonometric surveys. However, the islands’ interior was scarcely mapped at all, and Europeans had never even visited many areas. From 1839, the New Zealand Company commenced surveying lands in preparation for the founding of towns, the building of roads and the demarcation of cadastral divisions for new homesteads. It is worth noting that the present example of the work features the neat former owner’s inscription of "Robert Baker 16th July 1858" on the title page. This likely refers to Robert Baker (1797 - 1867), a native of Devon who was a pioneer settler in New Zealand under the auspices of the New Zealand Company. The Contents of the Work in Focus - Whitehead’s text is fascinating and presents a valuable insight into the nature of frontier land surveying during the mid-19th Century. Whitehead makes it plain that it was not possible to conduct surveys using the most sophisticated methods in such a rugged, heavily forested country as New Zealand, namely surveys executed via systematic, trigonometric surveys, regulated by astronomical observations. His general methodology was to conduct itinerary surveys, whereby base-points were ascertained through astronomical observations, while the land in between was measured by carefully following the routes of roads, paths or rivers, filling-in the intermediate details as best as possible. While not as accurate as systematic, triangulated surveys, this method, if practiced carefully, could produce fine maps sufficiently accurate for most purposes. Indeed, Whitehead proved to be highly skilled in this regard. That being said, he noted that the execution of surveys of small areas in flat, cleared county could be accomplished with advanced scientific means by use of a theodolite.The text of the book concerns six mains to

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        Pike's Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of Optical, Mathematical, and Philosophical Instruments, Volume II ONLY

      New York: Published and sold by the author. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1848. First Edition. Hardcover. Manufactured, imported, and sold by the author; with their prices affixed at which they were offered in 1848. With upwards of 750 engravings, mostly original designs from the instruments of his establishment in the various departments of Electricity, Galvanism, Magnetism, Electro-magnetism, Pneumatics, Hydrostatics, Mechanics, Optics, Astronomy, Surveying, Navigation, Meteorology, Chemistry, &c., &c. Publishers brown cloth with blindstamped decorations, front cover with gilt image of instrumentation, gilt lettering to spine.; 4-3/4" x 7-1/2"; 282, 58 pp; Romaine 253 "The best catalog of the period". ; Wear to cloth with holes and lifting pieces at spine, wear to covers at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Ex-Library of Congress (the Duplicate copy) with spine label, bookplate and stamp inside front cover and title page annotations. Hinges remain sound, some offsetting from images, light foxing along edges, text generally clean and unmarked. .

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        Vollständiges Tiroler Kochbuch für deutsche und wälsche Küche.

      8. 3 Bll., 509 S., 1 w. Bl. Lwd. d. Zt. (Mit starken Gebrauchsspuren, berieben u. bestossen). ERSTAUSGABE: Weiss 1848 - Regionales Kochbuch mit zahlr. Rezepten für Fleisch- und Fastenspeisen sowie Zuckerbäckerei. Sehr selten. - Seiten finger- und braunfleckig.

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        Junge Frau mit Federhut

      - Technik: Aquarell mit reichlicher Verwendung von Deckweiß auf Papier, auf Papier aufgezogen, stellenweise sind Entwurfslinien in Bleistift zu sehen. Beschriftung: verso in Bleistift von fremder Hand bezeichnet mit "Bruno Piglhein 1848-1894". Grösse: 34,9 x 25,7 cm (Darstellung). Beschreibung: Brustbild im Halbprofil einer jungen Dame mit hellblauer Bluse und einem rötlichen Hut mit extravaganten Federn. Unter dem Hut lockt sich das blonde Haar der jugnen Schönheit, die den Betrachter mit klaren hellblauen Augen anblickt. Auf der Brust der Dame liegt ein aufwendiges Schmuckstück aus Edelmetall und Glas. Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen.

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        Witiko. Eine Erzählung. 3 Bände.

      Kl.-8. Mit 3 gest. Titelblättern auf aufgewalztem China von J. Axmann nach J. N. Geiger. 5 Bll., 368 S. 2 Bll., 393 S. 2 Bll., 408 S., Etw. spätere HLdr.-Bde. a. 5 Bünden m. Rückenverg., je 2 goldgepr. Rückenschildern u. dreiseitig marmor. Schnitt (sign. R. Lechner, Wien). Erstausgabe eines der Hauptwerke Stifters. - Mit dem meist fehlenden Widmungsblatt Seinen Landsleuten insbesonders der alten ehrwürdigen Stadt Prag [...] sowie mit allen drei ebenfalls häufig fehlenden Vortitelblättern. - Das Werk über die Frühzeit der böhmischen Geschichte entstand vor dem Hintergrund der Revolution von 1848, die Stifter wiederholt skeptisch bis ablehnend kommentiert hatte [...]. Witiko ist ein politisches Buch wofür tritt es ein? Ist es ein Handbuch für Offiziersanwärter (A. Schmidt) oder ein Grundbuch revolutionärer Gesinnung (H. Bahr)? Eher vielleicht der utopische Entwurf eines politischen Handlungsmodells, der im Bilde mittelalterlicher Vergangenheit die Grundlagen einer vernünftigen politischen Praxis formuliert: die Axiome menschlicher Gerechtigkeit und die Regeln rationaler Argumentation [...] (KNLL XV, 1026ff.). - Rücken etw. verblasst u. tlw. leicht fleckig. Kanten etw. beschabt. Die gest. Titelbll. leicht wasserrandig. Eine Lage des zweiten Bandes gelöst. Insgesamt gutes, hübsch gebundenes Exemplar. - Eisenmeier 211 Heck 54, n, 1 Wilpert/G. 14 Rabenlechner I, 76 Giebisch/G. 404 Borst 2947 Brieger 2271.

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        Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, In Missouri, to San Diego, in California, Including Parts of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila Rivers.

      Washington DC: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848. First edition. Three-quarter leather. Very good. 416pp. Octavo [23 cm]. Modern rebind in three-quarter brown calf over decorative boards, gilt-stamped spine titles, raised spine bands. Leather at rear lower corner pulling up just a bit at edge, else leather and boards unworn; foxing throughout lightly toned text. All 40 engraved plates present, missing all three plans/ maps. W. H Emory was Brevet Major of the Corps of Topographical Engineers. His report was submitted to the Senate and the 30th Congress by the Secretary of War.

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        Notes of a Military Reconnoissance from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California

      Washington: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848. House Executive Document No. 41, Thirtieth Congress, First Session 614pp. Includes reports from Emory, Abert, St. George Cooke, and A. R. Johnston's Journal. (Johnston was Kearney's aide-de-camp and was killed by the Californians on Dec. 6, 1846.) Folding map present at end of Cooke's report: "Sketch of Part of the March and Wagon Road of Lieutenant Colonel Cooke, from Santa Fe to the Pacific Ocean, 1846-7." Also present are 54 of 64 plates called for by Wagner-Camp in his 148:5 reference. Opposite the first page of Col. Abert's Report is a lithographed plate titled "Santa Fe" and is probably the first such in print. Also present, another plate, "Fort Marcy and the Parroquia Santa Fe." Many scenic and botanical plates. Rebound in navy blue boards with leather title piece on spine. Some foxing and age-wear to pages. Very Good as is without New Mexico Territorial map and missing plates.. First House Exec Doc #41. Hard Cover.

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        HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA. PHILADELPHIA, BOWEN, 1848-1850.

      PHILADELPHIA, BOWEN, 1848-1850. Tre volumi in-8° grande: IV pp., 1 tavola con dedica a Washington, 333 pp., 40 tavv. - XVII pp., da p. (9) a p. 290, 48 tavv. - IV pp., da p. 17 a p. 392, 32 tavv. complessivamente 120 tavole in litografia finemente colorate all'epoca. Legature di J. Wright in mezzo marocchino rosso con angoli, fregi in oro al dorso, tagli dorati. Ottimo esemplare, solo qualche lieve fioritura. Prima edizione in ottavo, dopo la prima assoluta stampata in-folio tra il 1836 e il 1844. La presente edizione conobbe numerose ristampe e l'opera divenne un testo fondamentale, che fissò sulla carta, anche attraverso le innumerevoli immagini, una cultura - quella degli Indiani del Nord America - che stava progressivamente svanendo a causa delle conquiste dei bianchi. Molte delle litografie, oltre 120, a piena pagina, sono colorate a mano e derivano da dipinti di Charles Bind King, incaricato dal Dipartimento della Guerra di ritrarre i delegati delle tribù indiane in visita a Washington durante gli anni cruciali degli scontri. Tali dipinti furono in seguito distrutti da un incendio (1865): le tavole costituiscono dunque una testimonianza importante di quella storica serie oggi perduta. Il testo prende avvio con il ritratto e la biografia del capo Red Jacket e prosegue con immagini e storie di capi indiani delle tribù dei Sauk, degli Ojibway e dei Chippeway, abitanti delle zone lungo il fiume St. Lawrence. Grande attenzione è riservata ai Seminole, ai Creek e agli Cherokee del sud-est poiché fu con queste tribù in particolare che l'esercito federale combattè la cosiddetta "Removal War", tra il 1830 e il 1840. Infine, alcune storie e immagini del popolo Sioux. McKenney (1785-1859) fu soprintendente per il commercio e per gli i rapporti con gli Indiani tra il 1824 e il 1830. Hall, avvocato, si interessò specialmente delle regioni del West. Three large 8° volumes; IV pp., 1 dedication plate (to Washington), 333 pp., 41 plates - XVII pp., from p. (9) to p. 290, 48 plates - IV pp., from p. 17 to p. 392, 32 plates. All the 120 lithographic plates are finely and vividly hand-colored. Half red morocco by John Wright with corners, gilt tooled decoration and title on spine, gilt edges, marbled paper boards. Very nice copy, occasional light foxing due to the quality of paper. First octavo edition, second ever published. McKenney's work is a crucial source for the knowledge of American Indians culture and history: the magnificent plates, some of the finest examples of 19th century lithography, illustrate great leaders of the Indian nations (Sauk, Creek, Cherokee, Sioux, Choctaw, Chickasaw) which have disappeared since the mid-nineteenth century. Thomas McKenney, head of the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs for many years, fought to preserve something of Indian culture, so integral a part of the history of the United States. The plates are "the most colorful portraits of Indians ever executed" (Howes), based on Charles Bind King's paintings in the Indian Gallery of the Dep. of War in Washington, which were destroyed in 1865 Smithsonian fire. These plates are then a really important document of that collection of paintings, lost today. Field 992. Howes M129. Sabin 43410a (1836-44 edizione in-folio).

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