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        Révolutions Politiques et Sociales de 1848, prédites en 1843. Le Hachych.

      Paris: Comptoir des Imprimeurs-Unis, 1848. Octavo, uncut and mostly unopened; in the original printed yellow wrappers, Author's presentation copy of the second edition of Lallemand's rare tale of the coming society, and the first to attribute authorship. First published as Le Hachych in 1843, its new title here is more explicit as to its intents. This was the first European work to use the drug hashish as its basic plot device.The work purports to be a translation from an Arabic manuscript which the author has discovered in his cabin whilst sailing for Marseille. It veers between the sensational and the doctrinal, particularly in its fundamental conceit that hashish not only provides consolation for the present, but an intimation and aspect of the future.In the early 1840s the French psychiatrist Moreau had begun studying the possible therapeutic applications of hashish, in the process installing himself as purveyor to the famous Club des Hachichins, an elegant coterie presided over by author and dilettante Gautier. But it fell to the well-known surgeon and republican socialist Lallemand to write the first European work to use the drug as its basic plot device. This copy is inscribed by Lallemand "A mon ami Lougian [?sp]" in his distinctive sepia ink. Some foxing, becoming loose at gutters else a good copy.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        Description générale et particulière du duché de Bourgogne, précédée de l'abrégé historique de cette province

      Second edition partly original because increased various statements and documents. Binders half black sheepskin, back smooth decorated with gilt fillets and cold, slight traces of friction on the back, flat black cardboard, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, corners bumped, yellow sections, binders of the time. Good book full of his 3 cards and its 2 shots flyers inset. Two small ink stains affecting marginally slightly some pages of the fourth volume, few foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Victor Lagier & Décailly Dijon 1848 13,5x22cm 4 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Jahrbuch für Pferdezucht, Pferdekenntniß, Pferdehandel, die Militärische Campagne, Schul- und Kunstreiterei und die Roßarzneikunst in Deutschland und den angrenzenden Ländern. 12 Jahrgänge der Reihe in 12 Bänden. Mit 6 (1 getönte und kolr.) lithogr. Tafeln.

      Weimar, Voigt 1823-1848. - 16°, ca. 7000 SS., Lithographierte Orig.-Broschuren (Erster Jahrgang Pappbd. der Zeit mit vergold. Rückentitel), Rücken mit mont. Bibl.-Sign., Einbände wenig berieben, Kirchener 3135, Schrader-H. 1779. - Vom Jahrbuch, das seit 1823 in 29 Jahrgängen bis 1857 schien, sind folgend Bände vorhanden: I (1823), VII (1830), IX (1833), XI-XII (1835-1836), XV (1839), XVIII-XIX (1842-43) und XXI-XXIV (1845-48). Die Tqafeln zeigen den Plan einer Rennbahn, einen Badeapparat für Pferde, ine Zirkusreiterin; Derbysieger von 1846 Pyrrhus I.; Charis, Glanzrappe, Graditzr Gstuets, geb. 1824, vom Feodor u. Bleaksuss; Pferdeauftrieb (getönt), [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Illustrated Handbook, A New Guide for Travelers through the United States of America: Containing a Description of the states, cities, towns, villages, watering places, colleges, etc., etc., with the railroad, stage and steamboat routes…

      Sherman & Smith,, New York: 1848 - 16mo, original red cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt and blind, illustrated with 125 engravings, 234 pp., and folding map 52 x 67 cm (20 1/2" x 26 1/4") plus decorative border. Old ink name on front pastedown, with catalogue entry glued in, some light foxing within, map slightly darkened, a few short splits at folds; otherwise very good. Smith was a prominent mapmaker in the mid 19th century. He competed with the likes of Colton and Mitchell, and was associated with John Disturnell back in the 1840s.He published a number of city maps around that time. In 1843 Smith published a large map of the United States, and three years later in 1846 he published the first edition of this map. Considered a really good map, it basically covers the eastern and midwestern part of the U.S. California and Oregon are featured in an inset, and part of Texas is also shown. Some railroad and canal routs in the northeast are also highlighted. Ristow: American Maps. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio]
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        Nouveau traité général astronomique et civil d'horlogerie théorique et pratique. D'après les plus habiles auteurs et les progrès récents de l'art.

      Paris chez l'Auteur rue Meslay 1848 - 2 volumes in-4, Titre, frontispice (placé à la fin du texte), pp. V-XII. (prospectus de publication), 432 pp., planches I à XVIII - (4) ff., 544 pp., (4) ff., planches XIX à LI. Reliure demi veau havane époque, dos orné de filets.(une coiffe usée). Rare édition originale, une seconde édition fut publiée chez Dutertre en 1853 puis une troisième en 1875. Ouvrage illustré d'un frontispice et 51 planches dépliantes. L'un des plus grands horlogers de son temps, Louis Moinet (1768-1853) est l'inventeur du chronographe en 1815 ou 1816, qu'il baptise "compteur de tierces". Ami intime d'Abraham-Louis Breguet, Moinet est le créateur des mécanismes les plus fins et les plus perfectionnés et réalise de prodigieuses horloges pour les têtes couronnées de son temps. Son traité d'horlogerie, fruit de 20 années de travail, est le plus estimé pour le XIXe siècle. Le prospectus de publication (pp. VI à XII) a été conservé dans le tome 1 et suit le titre. L'"Avis pour le brocheur" à la fin premier volume précise : Les typographes insistant pour ne livrer les titres qu'à la fin de l'impression, à cause des changements que le cours de l'ouvrage peut y nécéssiter, le prospectus en tête de cette première partie continuera de servir de titre provisoire. On placera d'abord, à gauche, la planche du frontispice en regard du titre du prospectus, après lequel vient la préface." Les tables des chapitres des deux volumes ont été imprimées à la fin du second volume. Selon les quelques exemplaires repérés les 4 feuillets non chiffrés (Tables d'équation moyenne) placés ici en tête et fin du second volumes ont pu être reliés dans le premier. C'est le cas de l'exemplaire de la N.Y.P.L., qui lui n'a pas conservé le prospectus de publcation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE GIARD]
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        Jane Eyre: An Autobiography. By Currer Bell.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1848 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original purple-brown vertical fine-ribbed cloth, titles to spines gilt, geometric design and rules to covers in blind, cream endpapers. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown of Vol. I, ownership signature to half-titles of vols I and III. Spines rolled and faded to brown, edges of covers faded, very minor wear to tips, evidence of bookplate removal to front pastedowns of vols I and II, rear hinges cracked but holding, text blocks sound, light foxing to contents. An excellent set. Third edition (lacking the "9" in pagination on p. 279 of volume I, Gothic letters "n" inverted in "An" and "h" instead of "b" on title page of volume II (all points listed by Smith)). The author's powerful and highly influential novel was first published around 19 October 1847; owing to the work's immense immediate success among critics and the reading public alike, it was quickly followed by the second and third editions on 22 January 1848 and around 15 April 1848 respectively. With a 16-page publisher's catalogue (dated May 1848) at the rear of volume I and eight pages of reviews to the rear of volume III. Smith 2.

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        Téhéran

      Original pencil drawing heightened with watercolor on pink paper, captioned on the top right, showing a view of the cemetery and the walls of Tehran.Joseph Auguste Jules Laurens was born in Carpentras (1825-1901) was a French painter and lithographer. From 1846 to 1849, he toured Eastern Europe, Greece, Turkey and Persia as a cartoonist, as part of a scientific mission led by geographer Xavier Hommaire Hell. Despite the failure of the mission (death Hommaire Hell in Isfahan, non-payment of work), he brought hundreds of sketches (historical monuments and daily life of the inhabitants of these regions), drawings and watercolors, which will serve its business artistic. This drawing dates undoubtedly from that era. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. S.l. 1848 43x57cm (dimensions du cadre) 42,19,5cm (dimensions du dessin) une feuille sous marie-louise et cadre de bois ancien

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        Révolutions Politiques et Sociales de 1848, prédites en 1843. Le Hachych.

      Paris: Comptoir des Imprimeurs-Unis, 1848. Octavo, uncut and mostly unopened; in the original printed yellow wrappers, Author's presentation copy of the second edition of Lallemand's rare tale of the coming society, and the first to attribute authorship. First published as Le Hachych in 1843, its new title here is more explicit as to its intents. This was the first European work to use the drug hashish as its basic plot device.The work purports to be a translation from an Arabic manuscript which the author has discovered in his cabin whilst sailing for Marseille. It veers between the sensational and the doctrinal, particularly in its fundamental conceit that hashish not only provides consolation for the present, but an intimation and aspect of the future.In the early 1840s the French psychiatrist Moreau had begun studying the possible therapeutic applications of hashish, in the process installing himself as purveyor to the famous Club des Hachichins, an elegant coterie presided over by author and dilettante Gautier. But it fell to the well-known surgeon and republican socialist Lallemand to write the first European work to use the drug as its basic plot device. This copy is inscribed by Lallemand "A mon ami Lougian [?sp]" in his distinctive sepia ink. Some foxing, becoming loose at gutters else a good copy.

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        The Saint's Tragedy; or, the True Story of Elizabeth of Hungary . . .

      London: John W. Parker, 1848. Small 8vo, original dark blue cloth and printed paper label. Eight-page publisher's terminal catalogue. ¶ The first book by Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), Victorian novelist and controversial socialist clergyman, a life of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231), which Kingsley wrote, in part, to impress a woman he wished to marry. Cloth a little worn; fine copy of a book that is not rare but is difficult to obtain in collector's condition, as here. Enclosed in a chemise and quarter morocco slipcase.

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        Oeuvres complétes de Buffon avec des extraits de Daubenton et la classification de Cuvier.-

      Paris: chez Furne et Cie., 1848-1853.-6 vols. [ (4), 782 ; (4), 775 ; (4), 726 ; (4), 784 ; (4), 653 ; (4), 732 ]p.: 1 retr.: 5 mapas, 122 estampas; 26cm.-EApreciada edição das obras de Buffon, hoje um clássico da história natural, ilustrada com um retrato do autor, 5 mapas e 122 estampas em separado que figuram muitas espécies de animais. Aquelas são bonitas gravuras finamente abertas em aço, todas aguareladas á mão e de bonito efeito estético. Algumas vêm assinadas pelo desenhador (Traviés) e pelo gravador (Pardinel). O texto composto a duas colunas é muito informativo.Conjunto revestido por bonitas meias-encadernações de chagrin, da época. Folhas iniciais de alguns volumes com acidez. Conjunto estimado e atraente.

      [Bookseller: Livraria Luis Burnay]
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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). Zustand: Sehr guter Zustand. Das Blatt ist minmal verfärbt und gewellt. Vereinzelt sind minimale puntkförmige Verschmutzungen zu erkennen. Entlang der Kanten sind Verfärbungen und geringfügige Beschädigung durch eine ehemalige Rahmung festzustellen. Die Darstellung macht einen tadellosen Eindruck. Die Farbigkeit ist frisch erhalten. 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. Zustand: Sehr guter Zustand. Das Blatt ist minmal verfärbt und gewellt. Vereinzelt sind minimale puntkförmige Verschmutzungen zu erkennen. Entlang der Kanten sind Verfärbungen und geringfügige Beschädigung durch eine ehemalige Rahmung festzustellen. Die Darstellung macht einen tadellosen Eindruck. Die Farbigkeit ist frisch erhalten.

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        The Reformer's Almanac for 1848 [and] The Reformer's Companion to the Almanacs.

      8vo., 32 + 384pp., occasional soiling and browning, 4 leaves of one issue rather cropped with loss of letters, contemporary black half calf over marbled boards, sympathetically rebacked with gilt lines and lettering.Publisher: [Wortley near Leeds: printed by Joseph Barker],Year: 1848Edition: Harrison and Thompson p.32. Goldsmiths 36009 (but issues nos. 1-6 only). Not in Stammhammer.

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        [Op. 73]. Lauda Sion für Chor und Orchester componirt für die Kirche St. Martin in Lüttich zur Feier des 11ten Juni 1846... Klavierauszug von Julius Rietz (nach der Originalpartitur) No. 1 der nachgelassenen Werke Op. 73. [Full score]

      Mainz Antwerpen und Brüssel bei B. Schott's Söhnen: [PN 9916], [1848-49]. Folio. Modern red half morocco with marbled boards, gilt titling to spine, with original publisher's red printed upper wrapper trimmed and mounted to front endpaper. 1f. (title within decorative border printed on a yellow ground), [ii] (text in three columns: Latin, German, and, with numbering and indication of performing forces, in English), 77, [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed; text typeset; music engraved. Signature of former owner, "Ferd. ?Mesch...[illegible]," in ink to lower right corner of upper wrapper and title; additional annotations to lower edge of upper wrapper; movement numbers added in pencil in roman numerals to Latin column of text page. Some soiling and offsetting; edges browned; text leaf and first page of music dampstained; annotations to wrapper trimmed and mostly illegible; price to upper wrapper erased; professional repairs to upper outer corner of title leaf An uncut copy. First Edition. MWV A 24. Hoboken 10, 256. Krause 63. Mendelssohn Papers III, 427. The publisher's number to the title, 9917, contrasts with the actual plate number, 9916. The present edition does not include the sixth movement, a choral fugue (not published until 1996, by Carus-Verlag). Mendelssohn composed this work on commission. The Latin text, Lauda Sion Salvatorem, is the sequence for the feast of Corpus Christi, traditionally ascribed to Thomas Aquinas. While the German text is a translation, the English text, while fitting the music, is newly written and unrelated to the original; the specifically Roman Catholic liturgical text was apparently considered unacceptable.

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS]
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        Borneo and the Indian Archipelago. With drawings of Costume and Scenery. First Edition, Rebound.

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans; Paternoster-Row, London, 1848, - MARRYAT, Frank S. Borneo and the Indian Archipelago. With Drawings of Costume and Scenery. By Frank S. Marryat, late midshipman from H.M.S. Samarang,surveying vessel. London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans; Paternoster-Row, 1848. First Edition. Pp. (4),[v]-viii,[1]-232, colour chromolithograph frontispiece, colour-illustrated engraved title page, + 20 leaves of chromolithograph plates, including 37 woodcuts to text. 4to, rebound in three-quarter brown leather with marbled paper covered boards, gilt lettering andgilt tooled border to spine, six pressed bands to spine, with original gilt-decorated red cloth from original front board bound in at rear. National Maritime Museum Catalogue of the Library Volume 1 : Voyages and Travels, 534; Kennedy, Bibliography of Indonesian Peoples and Cultures, Revised Edition, Volume 1, p.267. Minor repairs done to fore-edge of pp. vii-viii and to edges of plates opposite p. 5 and p. 109, small crease to upper corner of plate opposite p. 79 (contained to margin), contemporary name inked verso frontispiece, otherwise a beautiful, internally bright and clean copy. 4,000.00. Frank Samuel Marryat, (1826-1855), artist and midshipman, and son of Captain [Frederick] Marryat. This beautifully illustrated and smartly reboundvolume documents the four-year surveying voyage of the HMS Samarang, captained by the Halifax, Nova Scotia-born Edward Belcher (b. February 27, 1799,Halifax, Nova Scotia - d. March 18, 1877, London), to Borneo and the East Indies, from 1843 to 1846. See DCB Volume X, pp.42-43 for Captain Belcher, naval surveyor and explorer. Captions of the lithographs: "Chinese Joss House" (frontispiece); "Bornese Vessel" (title-page); "Loondoo Dyak" (p.5); "River Sarawak and Town of Kuchin" (p.6); "Keeney-Ballo" (p.59); "Serebis Dyak" (p.79); "Saghai Dyak" (p.80); "War Dance of the Dyaks" (p.85); "Malay Chief (Sooloo)" (p.101); "Bruni" (p.106); "Court of the Sultan of Borneo" (p.109); "West Point, Hong Kong" (p.142); "View on the Island of Poo-too" (p.151); "Chinese Joss House at Ningpo" (p.156); "Quelpartians" (p.182); "Mandarin of Quelpart (Corea)" (p.183); "Japanese" (p.185); "Natives of Luzon (Philippines)" (p.199); "View in Samboangan" (p.201); "Illanoan Pirate" (p.207); "Dusum" (p.210); "Port Louis" (p.220). Captains of the woodcuts: "Mr. Brooke's House", "Dyak Head", "Malays of Kuchin", "Native of Batan", "Nativeof Pa-tchu-san", "Sooloo Village", "Native Boat -- Borneo", "Dyak War Prahu", "Dyak Women in Canoe", "Teeth of Dyaks", "Costumes of Dyak Women", "Sum-pi-tan -- Blow-pipe, with Poisoned Arrows", "Dyak Village", "Obtaining Fire", "View of Singapore", "Malay Woman", "Proboscis Monkey", "Natives of Bruni", "City of Manilla", "Procession of the Sultan of Gonong Tabor", "Ears ofDyaks at Gonong Tabor", "Portrait of Mahomed Pullulu, Sultan of Sooloo", "Tanka Boats -- Hong Kong", "Chinese Fishermen", "Cook's Shop", "Pagoda -- Ningpo", "Tanka Boat Women", "Man-of-War Junk", "Trading Junks", "Japanese Boat", "Salt Smugglers", "Spanish Galleon", "Water Carriers -- Manilla", "Illanoan Pirates", "Natives of N.E. Coast of Borneo", "Convict", "Kling Woman". Minor repairs done to fore-edge of pp. vii-viii and to edges of plates opposite p. 5 and p. 109, small crease to upper corner of plate opposite p.79 (contained to margin), contemporary name inked verso frontispiece, otherwise a beautiful, internally bright and clean copy. 4,000.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John W. Doull, Bookseller (A.B.A.C.)]
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        Muséum d'histoire naturelle. Leçons de zoologie générale pour servir d'introduction à l'étude de l'ornithologie publiées sous les auspices d'Isidore Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire par M. Alphonse Blanc.

      Paris, Baillière, 1848. ____ Première édition. Alphonse Blanc donne un exposé des leçons - qui n'ont jamais été publiées - d'Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire au Muséum. Son travail a été revu par le professeur. La classification et les m

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Wien, 22. II. 1848.

      1848. 1 S. mit Siegelresten und Adresse verso (Faltbrief). Gr.-4to. An Müller, den langjährigen Kapellmeister am Leopoldstädter Theater und am Theater an der Wien, bekannt als Nestroys Schlagerkomponist: "Da dieser Tage mein Stück '4 Wochen in Ischl' zur Aufführung kommen wird, und heute schon die zweyte Probe war, so bitten Frau von Bekmann, und ich wegen der Instrumentirung des Liedes welches sie, nach bereits genommener Rüksprache und gänzlichem Einverständnisse mit Herrn Kapellmeister Lorzing, in 3 Acte einlegen will - und bittet selbes so schnell als möglich an Frau v. Bekman erfolgen zu lassen. - Beyliegend folgt der Paradisische Apfel in den Adam gewiß nicht gebissen hätte, o wie wäre uns Allen da so gut da wäre auch obige Posse von mir vollkommen! - ich hätte dann nicht nöthig die Tage der Angst, den Abend der Gefahr zu erleben [...]".

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

      Wendell and Van Benthuysen, printers 1848 - 8vo., completely rebound in brown leather with title and date in gold on spine. Essentially no wear to exterior. New eps. and tight hinges. Mild age toning and minimal scattered foxing. This volume includes the Report of J. W. Abert of His Examination of New Mexico as well as the Report of St. George Cooke of His March from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to San Diego, Upper California and the Journal of Captain A. R. Johnston, First Dragoons. This volume is complete with all plates. In a pocket at rear are two folding maps (of six), one, the map of part of the route by Col. Cooke,and a larger one of New Mexico by Abert and Peck.Both maps are in excellent condition. Lacking is the large Emory map which is frequently absent from the 1st printing and 3 other smaller ones. pp. 614. Page 468 has a printing defect which makes the upper portion difficult to read, although most of the print can be made out. This is an opportunity to secure four of the most important records of western exploration in good condition in one volume. Although lacking some maps, the other two maps are in very good condition and are difficult to obtain, and the plates are all in good shape. Howes E-145, Graff 1249, Wagner-Camp-Becker 148:2, Zamorano 80-33. 1st (House) printing, 30th congress - first session, Ex. Doc. No. 41 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Principal dutch colonies. In the Indien Seas. Java / Borneo

      Artist: Swanston GH ; issued in : London; date: 1848 - - technic: Steel engraving; colorit: colored; condition: Upper Left margin perfectly replaced; size (in cm): 45 x 31,5 - description: Map shows java and Borneo on two seperate maps with 9 representations of inhabitant and fauna / View shows river Sarawak und Town of Kuchin

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        Dombey and Son, in the Original Monthly Parts

      London: October1846 - April 1848: Bradbury and Evans. First Edition. Original Wrappers. Octavo. In the original 20 parts in 19, with 40 inserted plates by Hablot K. Brown (Phiz), who also designed the green wrappers. The present set has all the correct wrappers and collates nearly complete, according to Hatton & Cleaver, lacking only these few scarce ads: Part X: Lacks rear ads "Letts, Son & Steer" and "Gilbert's Dictionary" and in part XI, lacks the rear ad "Letts, Son & Steer." Part IX has the 4 page variant of the "Gilbert's Dictionary" ad, which we have seen in other copies. All other ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver, are present. Part XIII has the early state of the "Advertiser" with date "October, 1847" printed without error. In part XIV, page 431 has the page number present, which is the second state; page 426, line 9, the word "if" is absent (first state). Part XIX/XX has the 8 line errata and the title page erroneously shows Captain Cuttle's hook on his left hand. Part XI, page 324, in last line the word "Captain" is spelled correctly. Spines are expertly renewed on some parts. Light soiling to front wrap of part I. Plates are very good to fine. There are a couple of "firsts" in Dombey and Son. The plate "On the Dark Road" in part XVIII is the first of what became known as the "dark plates." Dombey and Son is also the first appearance of the "horizontal plates" on which the subject is rotated 90 degrees. Altogether a superior set, appealing to the eye and very nearly complete. Housed in a custom green quarter leather slipcase, with chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 227-250.

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        DEALINGS WITH THE FIRM OF DOMBEY AND SON

      Bradbury & Evans 1848 - First edition. Finely bound by Bayntun in recent full red morocco, with raised bands, gilt borders to covers and titles to spine. Gilt cartouche depicting Dickens in an oval frame to the upper cover and his signature embossed in gilt to the lower cover. All edges gilt. A fine, clean copy in a handsome binding. Thirty-nine full page steel engravings by H. K. Browne. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church..... Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David.... and the Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.

      London: G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode 1848. 16mo. Finely bound in heavy black papier-mache boards intricately detailed in compartments with floral designs, central figure of Christ within an archway, later leather spine with title in relief; all edges gilt with gauffered decoration, coated black endpapers (with some minor marks). Generally a fine example.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Maximiliansplatz. "6. Merz. Feierliche Beeidigung des gesammten Militair's zur Staats-Verfassung, auf dem Maximilians-Platze in München." Maximiliansplatz von Norden gesehen, seitlich die Bebauung, das Militär im Karée angetreten vor dem berittenen Offizierskorps, vorne zahlreiche Zuschauer, unten Inschrift.

      - Lithographie, im Stein monogr. "R", 1848, 18,5 x 29 cm. Slg. Maillinger Bd. IV, Nr. 772; Abb. in: F.X. Vollmer, Der Traum von der Freiheit, S. 50. - Mittelbug, im breiten Rand gering stockfleckig. Lebhaft staffagierte Ansicht.

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        Dombey and Son, in the Original Monthly Parts

      London: October1846 - April 1848: Bradbury and Evans. First Edition. Original Wrappers. Octavo. In the original 20 parts in 19, with 40 inserted plates by Hablot K. Brown (Phiz), who also designed the green wrappers. The present set has all the correct wrappers and collates nearly complete, according to Hatton & Cleaver, lacking only these few scarce ads: Part X: Lacks rear ads "Letts, Son & Steer" and "Gilbert's Dictionary" and in part XI, lacks the rear ad "Letts, Son & Steer." Part IX has the 4 page variant of the "Gilbert's Dictionary" ad, which we have seen in other copies. All other ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver, are present. Part XIII has the early state of the "Advertiser" with date "October, 1847" printed without error. In part XIV, page 431 has the page number present, which is the second state; page 426, line 9, the word "if" is absent (first state). Part XIX/XX has the 8 line errata and the title page erroneously shows Captain Cuttle's hook on his left hand. Part XI, page 324, in last line the word "Captain" is spelled correctly. Spines are expertly renewed on some parts. Light soiling to front wrap of part I. Plates are very good to fine. There are a couple of "firsts" in Dombey and Son. The plate "On the Dark Road" in part XVIII is the first of what became known as the "dark plates." Dombey and Son is also the first appearance of the "horizontal plates" on which the subject is rotated 90 degrees. Altogether a superior set, appealing to the eye and very nearly complete. Housed in a custom green quarter leather slipcase, with chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 227-250.

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

      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.

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        Oeuvres complétes de Buffon avec des extraits de Daubenton et la classification de Cuvier.-

      Paris: chez Furne et Cie., 1848-1853.-6 vols. [ (4), 782 ; (4), 775 ; (4), 726 ; (4), 784 ; (4), 653 ; (4), 732 ]p.: 1 retr.: 5 mapas, 122 estampas; 26cm.-EApreciada edição das obras de Buffon, hoje um clássico da história natural, ilustrada com um retrato do autor, 5 mapas e 122 estampas em separado que figuram muitas espécies de animais. Aquelas são bonitas gravuras finamente abertas em aço, todas aguareladas á mão e de bonito efeito estético. Algumas vêm assinadas pelo desenhador (Traviés) e pelo gravador (Pardinel). O texto composto a duas colunas é muito informativo.Conjunto revestido por bonitas meias-encadernações de chagrin, da época. Folhas iniciais de alguns volumes com acidez. Conjunto estimado e atraente.

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        The Haunted Man. FIRST EDITION.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1848 Front., engr. title & illus., initial ad. leaf. Orig. horizontal-grained red cloth, blocked & lettered in gilt; spine v. sl. dulled, tiny nick at tail of following hinge. A v.g. bright copy.Smith II 9. The last of the Christmas Books, with illustrations by the ever-present Leech, as well as Stanfield and two newcomers: Frank Stone and Lewis Carroll's illustrator John Tenniel.

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        The British Colonies; Their History, Extent, Condition and Resources.

      London and New York: J. and F. Tallis, n.d., but, 1848. Eight volumes, large octavo, with numerous plates and maps, some hand-coloured; a very fine, bright set in the original red cloth, spines and front boards richly decorated in gilt. A set in particularly fine condition. First published in 1834 and extensively revised and extended over the next twenty years, Martin's comprehensive account of the British Colonies encapsulates the remarkable growth of the British Empire under Queen Victoria. A former Colonial Treasurer at Hong Kong, Martin's constantly revised and expanded book is "a work of extraordinary research, reference, and completeness" (Hocken), although it is perhaps now most notable for the fine series of highly decorative handcoloured Tallis maps that illustrate it.This set, complete in eight parts, is not recorded in Bagnall, Ferguson, or Hocken, although Ferguson's 4822a describes what we take to be a prospectus for this edition.

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        The Judges of England; With Sketches of their Lives, and Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts at Westminster from the Time of the Conquest. Nine Volumes [complete]

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans [and] John Murray. Still the standard treatise on the English judiciary's history, in Holdsworth's words "a great work . . . throughout based on the best authorities" with over 1,500 biographies covering the course of eight centuries, from the Norman Conquest to 1864. Original brown embossed cloth, gilt, the spines lightly sunned, the occasional blemish here and there, a very little foxing; a very good clean set. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans [and] John Murray, London, 1848-64.

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        Ether and chloroform: a compendium of their history, surgical use, dangers, and discovery

      David Clapp, Boston 1848 - 8vo, pp. [2], 27, [1]; bound with, as issued: Bigelow, Anaesthetic agents, their mode of exhibition and psychological effects [drop title]; pp.18; this the first edition in which both this article and its extention appear together; Ether and chloroform had been published previously in the Boston medical and surgical journal. Disbound, original printed pink front wrapper preserved; very good in a new clamshell box. Bigelow's championing of ether as an anesthetic led to its widespread adoption. (Garrison-Morton). Neither Garrison-Morton, nor Fulton & Stanton cite the combined publication, although a number have surfaced in the trade. See Garrison-Morton 5730 for Ether and chloroform independently issued. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Royal South Australian Almanack and General Directory for 1848.

      Adelaide: J. Stephens, 1848. Duodecimo, 126 (last blank), xxiv, xvi (advertisements), title cropped at top and bottom edges, otherwise an excellent copy in original patterned green cloth with printed paper label (rubbed) on front board. With George McEwin's "Horticultural and Botanical Sketch of the Colony" (pp. 25-30), the extensive "Mines and Mining Companies in South Australia" (pp. 40-60), and a note on the "Boundary Line of the Province" (pp. 114-117).

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        Principles of Political Economy with some of their applications to social philosophy.

      London: John W. Parker, 1848. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo (224 x 140 mm). xvi, 593 [1], [2], [4]; xv (i.e. xiii) [1],549 [1], [2] pp. Including advertisements at end of each volume. Original publisher's green cloth with blind-stamped borders and printed paper spine labels (spine slightly discoloured, boards little rubbed, corners bumped), original yellow endpapers. Paper block untrimmed, few pages crudely opened, few gatherings unopened. No foxing or spotting. A fine, unusually well preserved copy. ----Einaudi 3907; Schumpeter p. 450; Goldsmiths 35525; Kress C7500; PMM 345 (note). - The most widely read work on economics of its time. Mill followed many of the free market ideas of Adam Smith, although with a utilitarian focus. Herein can also be found a basis for environmentalism in economics and politics. John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was an English philosopher and economist and all-round publicist. The present work became the standard for the next 50 years in the field of political economy. The first volume discusses production, the second volume distribution, the third exchange and the fourth and final volume discusses the effects of the progress of society on production and distribution. "He aimed in fact at producing a work which might replace in ordinary use the Wealth of Nations, which in his opinion was 'in many parts obsolete and in all imperfect'... His book is very far indeed from being a 'modern Adam Smith'. It is an admirably lucid, and even elegant, exposition of the Ricardian economics, the Malthusian theory being of course incorporated with these...' (Encyclopaedia Britannica). Near Fine.

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        Condon's Creek.

      Exeter: W.Spreat, 1848. Handcoloured lithograph, 180 x 235 mm. A fine Australian view by Robert Marsh Westmacott (1801-1870) from his Sketches in Australia, a series of tinted lithographic plates of Sydney and Harbour areas, mountains and southern coastal regions of New South Wales, "drawn from nature".Little is known of Westmacott, except that he was a captain in the 4th (King's Own) Regiment, and that he spent the early 1840s in Australia. His published views represent the last in the chronology of work by military or naval officers in the romantic landscape tradition of the early 19th century. Fine.

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        Sydney in 1848: Illustrated by copper-plate engravings...

      Sydney: D. Wall, 76 York Street, n.d. but, 1848. Quarto, with full page copper plate engravings throughout, owner's name "Alfred C. Johnson"; a good copy in the original pink papered boards, preserved in a blue folding quarter morocco book-form box, lettered to the spine. First edition, first issue of Australia's first work devoted to architecture, showing the Georgian heritage of Sydney at a time when it was a city of just 50,000 inhabitants: 'invaluable for the early topography of Sydney' (Ferguson).Joseph Fowles arrived in Sydney in 1838 and this is without doubt his most important work, providing remarkably detailed information on the buildings of mid-nineteenth-century Sydney. As Morton Herman puts it, 'the Sydney he records was a lovely colonial town of clean, chaste Georgian architecture. Whole streets were pleasant compositions of harmonious buildings, few of them over three stories high, all clearly designed, well mannered and an orderly delight to the eye... ' (Foreword to the facsimile edition of 1963).Published by subscription, this work consists of forty "Copperplate Engravings of the Principal Streets, Public Buildings, Churches, Chapels, Etc.". Fowles stated that its express purpose was 'to remove the erroneous and discreditable notions connected with the Colony'. It is one of the rarer Australian illustrated books whilst its importance to architectural history is without rival. No further such detailed study appeared for at least fifty years. The handful of small illustrations of printers establishments used in this list all derive from this work.This work was re issued in 1878 with the text reset, and has been reprinted many times over. This first edition is greatly enhanced by its forty fine copper-engravings produced in Sydney. It was first issued in parts (an almost impossible rarity today; we offered such a set in a recent catalogue): this is its first appearance in bookform, here in the first issue (with a sheet of reviews and advertisements, omitted from later issues, following the title-page). These illustrations were engraved by W. Harris from original drawing done by Fowles and were well received by the press as "superior to any previous attempts at representing Sydney as it really is... " (Bell's Life in Sydney).Throughout his life Fowles taught as well as practised art. He was in charge of the training and examination of art teachers for the National Board of Education from 1854 until 1867 when the board was succeeded by the Council of Education. It was largely through his efforts that drawing was being taught in every government school in New South Wales by the surprisingly early date of 1869. He was also drawing master at a number of private schools, including The King's School, Sydney Grammar, Sydney High and Camden College, as well as at the Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (lessons £1 a quarter). Boards stained and spotted.

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        Téhéran

      S.n.. Original pencil drawing heightened with watercolor on pink paper, captioned on the top right, showing a view of the cemetery and the walls of Tehran.Joseph Auguste Jules Laurens was born in Carpentras (1825-1901) was a French painter and lithographer. From 1846 to 1849, he toured Eastern Europe, Greece, Turkey and Persia as a cartoonist, as part of a scientific mission led by geographer Xavier Hommaire Hell. Despite the failure of the mission (death Hommaire Hell in Isfahan, non-payment of work), he brought hundreds of sketches (historical monuments and daily life of the inhabitants of these regions), drawings and watercolors, which will serve its business artistic. This drawing dates undoubtedly from that era. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. S.l. 1848 43x57cm (dimensions du cadre) 42,19,5cm (dimensions du dessin) une feuille sous marie-louise et cadre de bois ancien

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        Oeuvres complètes

      First collective edition under the title of Works and first illustrated edition (Clouzot), including several texts in the first edition. The book was not originally include 17 volumes, but Houssiaux editor, following on from previous publishers, completed by the last three volumes that constitute here the volumes 18, 19 and 20.Bound in brown half shagreen, back with four nerves decorated with three golden florets, guards and contreplats mottled paper to the tank. It lacks the table at the end of Volume 11.The series is illustrated with a set of 151 etchings by Daumier, Gavarni, Nanteuil, Monnier, Johannot etc. of the 152 listed by Clouzot (missing one found in Volume 2). Our copy is complete many of Volume 13 6 figures that almost always lacking and 5 figures of Volume 17, which are often absent, having been delivered after that. In addition, Volume 17 is the date 1848, not 1849 element, as Clouzot signal, is particularly remarkable for its rarity.The set is as follows:- Scenes of privacy (Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4), containing: La Maison du chat-qui-pelote, Le Bal de Sceaux, La Bourse, La Vendetta, Mrs. Firmiani, A Double Family, Peace household , False mistress (first edition), wife of study, Albert Savarus (first edition) (Volume 1); Memoirs of two young married, a daughter of Eve, woman abandoned the Grenadiere, The Message, Gobseck Another study woman (first edition) (Volume 2) The woman of thirty, The marriage Contract, Beatrix (first part) (Volume 3), Beatrix (second and last part), La Grande Breteche (end of another woman study ), Modeste Mignon, Honorine, A Start in life (Volume 4).- Scenes from provincial life (Volumes 5, 6, 7 and 8), containing: Ursula Mirouet, Conquering Power, The Singles (first story) Pierrette (Volume 5); The Singles (second story) The Tours Cure , the Singles (third story) A boy of Marriage, the Parisians Province: (first story) L'Illustre Gaudissart, Parisians by Province (second story) the Muse of the department (Volume 6) the Rivals (first story ): the Old Maid - (Second story: Le Cabinet des Antiques, the Lily of the Valley (Volume 7); lost Illusions (first edition of the latter part) (Volume 8).- Scenes of Parisian life (Tomes 9, 10, 11 and 12), containing: The Thirteen, composed of Ferragus La Duchesse de Langeais and The Girl With the Golden Eyes and Goriot (Volume 9) The Colonnel Chabert, Facino Cane, the Mass of the Atheist, Saracen, the Prohibition, History of grandeur and decadence of Caesar Birotteau (Volume 10); Nucingen House, Pierre Grassou, Secrets of the Princess of Cadignan, the employees, Splendours and Miseries of courtesans (parts I and II) (Volume 11); Splendours and Miseries of courtesans (third party), A Prince of Bohemia, Sketch of Man from life business (original edition) Gaudissart II (original edition), the Comedians unknowingly (first edition) [monitoring] Scenes from politics, containing: An Episode under the Terror, A Tenebreuse case, Z. Marcas, This Side of contemporary history (first episode) (first edition).- Scenes of military life (Volume 13), containing: The Chouans and A Passion in the Desert- Scenes of country life (Volume 13), containing: The Country Doctor and The Cure village- Philosophical Studies (Volumes 14, 15 and 16), containing: The Magic Skin, Jesus Christ in Flanders, Melmoth reconciled, The Unknown Masterpiece, The absolute Research (Volume 14); Massimilla Doni, Gambara, L'Enfant maudit, Les Marana, Farewell, the conscript, El Verdugo, A Drama in the sea, the red Inn, the Elixir of long life, Master Cornelius, on Catherine de Medici: Introduction and part I - the Calvinist Martyr (Volume 15); Catherine de Medici (second part), the Exiles, Louis Lambert, Seraphita [monitoring] analytical Studies containing: Marriage Physiology (Volume 16).- Scenes of Paris life, continued (Volumes 17 and 18), containing: Cousin Bette, Le Cousin Pons (Volume 17); Splendours and Miseries of Courtesans (Part Four) [followed by] Scenes from politics, containing: the Wrong Side of contemporary history (second episode) [monitoring] Scenes from country life, containing: the Peasants [monitoring] analytical Studies containing: Little miseries of married life (Volume 18).- Theater (Volume 19), containing: Vautrin, The Resource Quinola, Pamela Giraud, the stepmother.- Drolatiques Tales (Volume 20): First dizain, dizain Second, Third dizain.Beautiful set of the complete works, in the famous first edition Furne that has great interest to publish several texts in first edition of Balzac. Chez Alexandre Houssiaux à Paris 1855 13x21,5cm 20 volumes reliés

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        DEALINGS With The FIRM Of DOMBEY And SON, Wholesale, Retail, and For Exportation.

      1st US edition (Gimbel A104; Edgar & Vail, p. 24; Smith AMERICAN, 7; VanderPoel B197(1); Wilkins, p. 25). New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846 - 1848. 20 parts in 19. Last two parts with imprint, "John Wiley". Illustrated with 36 plates after Phiz, redrawn & engraved on wood by J. W. Orr. Publication began without waiting for the illustrations, so Part I comes without plates, the plates issued beginning with Part II. The final 4 illustrations not issued with the Parts, but would be available with the subsequent volume issue. At the base of the front wrapper(s) is found the statement: "The Illustration for this Number will be given with the Next." 7-1/2" x 5" Occasional soiling & staining to wrappers, with some modest chipping to spine paper. First 9 numbers with previous owner signature. Part XIX/XX lacks rear wrapper. Some foxing. Overall, Very Good.

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        AL to the Landlord of the Bell Hotel, Maidstone, Kent. Twenty Ninth September 1848. In the third person.

      1848 15 lines on first & third side of folded 8vo sheet with mourning borders; spilt at fold with some chipping. WITH: envelope with mourning border addressed to 'The Landlord or Landlady' of the Bell, somewhat torn.An extract is recorded in Pilgrim

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        Pictorial illustrations of New Zealand

      John Williams and Co., Library of Arts. London. 1848. First edition. Folio. 36pp text and description. Engraved frontis (plate 7), Engraved title (plate 1), 20 further tissue guarded engraved plates, plate 22 being a double folding. (22 plates in total). Original red publishers cloth. Gilt and blind tooled decoration and lettering to covers. Spine showing wear and repair. Rubbed to extremities. A couple of small nicks and ink spots to lower board. All edges gilt. Lightly toned with occasional spotting. Double page plate verso reinforced to gutter. Collegiate School Delph Latin prize inscription pasted to ffep dated Midsummer, 1859.Samuel Charles Brees (1810-1865) Artist, architect, civil engineer and surveyor. This early pictorial record of New Zealand, together with glimpses of Maori life, drawn while he was employed by The New Zealand Company as surveyor 1842-44 is significant to the history of art in New Zealand.

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        Elogio Historico de Jose Banks, Lid na Sessao Publica da Academia Real das Sciencias de 22 de Janeiro de 1843.

      Lisboa: na Typografia da Mesma Academia, 1848. Quarto, 11 pages, laid paper watermarked 1843, preserved in a buckram sleeve and slipcase. Attractive copy of a very unusual work, a paper presented in Portuguese in 1843 on the life of Sir Joseph Banks. Manoel Maria José da Costa was an influential man of letters and scientist, for many years secretary of the Academia Real des Sciencias de Lisboa. Although not as well-known as Banks, his writings show a similar range and deal with a broad variety of scientific subjects, so it is possible to speculate that da Costa saw some sort of affinity with the illustrious Banks. Having said that, the mind boggles at just how Sir Joseph would have responded to being referred to throughout da Costa's lecture as "José".This is a highly uncommon pamphlet, and seemingly not known to the Banks scholar Harold B. Carter (see his Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) A guide to biographical and bibliographical sources). The text rather dusted and a few spots; in early (possibly original) plain pink paper wrappers, rather worn at edges and spine, marking from a later bookplate, but a very good copy.

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        Notes of a Military Reconnaissance from Fort Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego in California including part of the Arkansas Del Norte and Gila Rivers

      

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        Journal of a Residence at the Cape of Good Hope

      

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        Sarawak; Its Inhabitants and Productions: being Notes during a Residence in that Country with His Excellency Mr. Brooke.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1848. Octavo, with 7 engraved plates; a good copy in contemporary half calf. The first issue (the title-page was subsequently amended to read "H.H. The Rajah Brooke") of Low's account of Sarawak at the beginning of a century of rule by the British Raj.James Brooke, a former military officer of the East India Company, had visited the territory (now part of Malaysia) in 1839 and assisted the sultan in suppressing a revolt. He was rewarded in 1841 by being granted the position of rajah of Sarawak. Despite his endeavours to suppress head-hunting, Low's account provides detailed observations of this practice, as well as information about a number of tribes, to many of whom he represented the first point of white contact. Respined.

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        Jane Eyre

      Smith Elder, UK 1848 - Third Edition 1848. Triple decker in the same format as the 1st edition. Bound in the original cloth. Includes the half titles and adverts. Complies to all third edition points in Walter E Smiths bibliography. Decorative cloth. All three volumes re-cased retaining most of the spines and the original endpapers. Books are generally very good and pleasing. Corners rubbed. Contents are good with light foxing to most pages. Sets seldom appear in their original cloth with most appearing in leather re-binds. More images can be taken upon request. ref Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Louis-Philippe ex-roi des Marionnettes, ou Polichinel devenu philosophe.

      - Paris, chez les marchands de nouveautés, s.d. (1848-1849). Grand in-8° (246 x 158 cm), demi-maroquin bleu nuit à grands coins, dos lisse orné d'un riche décor romantique doré en long, filets dorés sur les plats, plats et gardes marbrés, tête dorée, couvertures et dos conservés (rel. Champs-Stroobants début XXe), (92), 192 p., non rogné, très nombreuses vignettes sur bois. Remise en vente, en janvier 1849, de cet ouvrage conçu sous la Monarchie de juillet mais publié quelques jours après la Révolution de 1848, avec une nouvelle couverture, nouveaux faux titre et page de titre, pour tenir compte des changements politiques. Outre la qualité et l’originalité de son illustration et de ses nombreuses vignettes sur bois, originalité soulignée par Grand-Carteret, ce livre satyrique du peintre, dessinateur caricaturiste, illustrateur et lithographe Alcide-Joseph Lorentz (1813-1891) se présente une forme originale: le texte ne débute qu'après une trentaine de pages d'illustrations légendées par intertitre qui présentent les atermoiements de l'auteur, un "Polichinel" minuscule en butte à de cauchemardesques obstacles pour rédiger sa préface. La Révolution de février ayant éclaté au moment de sa publication et Louis-Philippe ayant été renversé, le livre ne rencontra qu’un succès réduit. Quelques rousseurs sur le faux-titre et le titre. (J. Grand-Carteret, ‘Mœurs et caricature en France’, p. 126. Vicaire, V, 394). Ex-libris gravé "F.-M. Caye". Bel exemplaire dans une très belle reliure au décor romantique, signée Champs-Stroobants. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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