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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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        Dombey and Son, in the Original Monthly Parts

      Bradbury and Evans, London: October1846 - April 1848 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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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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        Report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in Answer to a resolution of the Senate, a report and map of the examination of New Mexico. 30th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Executive Document No. 23

      Washington, DC: Government Printing Office for the Senate, 1848. 132 pages with 24 lithographed plates and a large folding lithograph, black and white map as issued. 25 1/2 x 19 3/8" with full margins. Sheet size: 26 x 20 1/4". Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 5 3/4") bound in quarter leather with red spine label in gilt over marbled boards. Original wrappers not present, but the Streeter catalogue states that some copies were issued without wrappers. (Howes A-11, Wagner-Camp 143, Graff 5, Rittenhouse 2, Flake 726. Streeter 168) First Senate Edition.According to Streeter, the present map is "probably the second issue of the first printed map of New Mexico made public by the War Department, the first issue having appeared without the name of the lithographer with the Abert report when that was printed in the House edition of Emory's Notes of a Military Reconnaissance." The second issue was folded into Abert's summation of his findings, Report to the Secretary of War, published in 1848. Abert and Peck, both officers with the Army Topographical Corps of Engineers, began their reconnaissance of New Mexico two years earlier, in 1846, shortly after the Mexican province surrendered to the American army. Their report combined a topographical survey with scientific data on the new territory's population, political organization, flora, fauna, and mining districts. Today, the report is considered a founding document in Southwestern literature. The map is fascinating for its highly detailed depiction of topographical features. It also shows towns, Indian pueblos, battle sites, archaeological ruins, and mines. It is an excellent example of this basic Santa Fe Trail document and a fundamental addition to any collection of New Mexicana.James William Abert was an American soldier, explorer, ornithologist and topographical artist. In the summer of 1845 Abert was attached to the third expedition of John Charles Frémont, whose assignment was "to make reconnaissance southward and eastward along the Canadian River through the country of Kiowa and Comanche." Frémont, however, chose to take his main party on to California, and gave command of the Canadian River mission to Abert, with an assistant, Lt. William G. Peck. The legendary mountain man Thomas Fitzpatrick was employed as a guide, and Bent employees John L. Hatcher and Caleb Greenwood were hired temporarily as hunters. Except for the two young officers, the entire party of thirty-three was composed of civilians. The expedition struck the headwaters of the Canadian and followed it through the breaks in eastern New Mexico and into the Texas Panhandle. Continuing along the north bank of the Canadian, Abert noted many Panhandle landmarks, including Atascosa Creek and the Alibates Flint Quarries which he labeled Agate Bluffs. The expedition arrived at Bent's trading house in what is now Hutchinson County on September 14, rested there for a day, and exchanged gifts with a party of Kiowas and Comancheros. Three Kiowas had briefly joined the expedition to help keep the peace. On September 16, after Hatcher and Greenwood had left to return to Bent's Fort, the remainder of Abert's party crossed the Canadian and turned toward the southeast. Near the site of present Laketon, in Gray County, the party struck the North Fork of the Red River, which they mistook for the Washita and followed for a while, then turned back northeast toward the Canadian. They crossed the present Oklahoma boundary before reaching the Canadian, which they followed to its confluence with the Arkansas. At Fort Gibson, in eastern Indian Territory, the expedition was disbanded, and Abert and Peck went on to St. Louis. In the summer of 1846 Abert and Peck accompanied Gen. Stephen W. Kearny's Army of the West to New Mexico. Abert came down with a fever in July and had to remain behind at Bent's Fort to recuperate. While he was sick he continued his studies in natural science and ethnology and compiled a tribal dictionary. Afterward he joined Peck in Santa Fe, and the two lieutenants conducted a thorough survey of New Mexico as far south as Socorro. They visited each of the Rio Grande pueblos and, as before, took note of the geology and wildlife of the new American territory, as well as of the habits and customs of its native residents. Abert then went to Washington to submit his report to Congress.Condition:Scattered light foxing to text and first plate else a very good to fine copy. Provenance: The Estate of David Spinney.

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

      Washington, DC: Wendell & Van Benthuysen, Printers, 1848. 614 pages illustrated with 64 lithographed or engraved plates, 3 battle-plans, plus some figure drawings within the text. Octavo (8¾x5¼") bound in original publisher's black cloth and paper spine label. Thirtieth Congress - First Session. Ex. Doc. NO. 41. (Cowan page 195; (Graff 1249); Howes E145; Wagner-Camp 148:5; Zamorano Eighty 33) First edition, House of Representatives issues of the report, containing the reports of Lieutenant Abert, Colonel Cooke, and Captain Johnson as well as that of Emory; the Senate issue only contained the Emory report.In 1844, Emory served in an expedition that produced a new map of Texan claims westward to the Rio Grande. He came to public attention as the author of the Notes of a Military Reconnaissance from Fort Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, California, published by the Thirtieth United States Congress in 1848. This report described terrain and rivers, cities and forts and made observations about Indians, Mexicans, primarily in New Mexico Territory, Arizona Territory and Southern California. It was and is considered one of the important chronicles and descriptions of the historic Southwest, particularly noted for its maps. Emory was a reliable and conscientious cartographer. There is a story of testament as to Emory’s dedication to accuracy that says John Bartlett his supervisor in the Corps of Topographical Engineers made him sign off on a misplaced boundary marker, creating a sweet revenge for Emory who replaced him as Head of the International Boundary Commission in 1855. So accurate were his maps that when topographical engineers were surveying possible routes for the transcontinental railroad the most Southern route did not need to be surveyed thanks to the outstanding work by William H. Emory. But William H. Emory did more than just map the terrain; he also made notes about the plant life as well as the people who inhabited the sparsely populated southwest. Notating the social relations of some of the Native American people, he wrote: "Women, when captured, are taken as wives by those who capture them, but they are treated by the Indian wives of the capturers as slaves, and made to carry wood and water; if they chance to be pretty, or receive too much attention from their lords and masters, they are, in the absence of the latter, unmercifully beaten and otherwise maltreated. The most unfortunate thing which can befall a captive woman is to be claimed by two persons. In this case, she is either shot or delivered up for indiscriminate violence.Condition:Binding worn at edges and spine ends, cloth splitting along front joint; occasional light foxing, lacking the two maps as noted, very good.

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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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        ENCARNACION PRISONERS: COMPRISING AN ACCOUNT OF THE MARCH OF THE KENTUCKY CAVALRY FROM LOUISVILLE TO THE RIO GRANDE, TOGETHER WITH AN AUTHENTIC HISTORY OF THE CAPTIVITY OF THE AMERICAN PRISONERS...BY A PRISONER

      Louisville, Ky, 1848. 96pp. Half antique calf and marbled boards, gilt spine title. Titlepage bit tanned, some light scattered foxing. Very good. The first of two editions of this work noted by Howes, to which he does not ascribe priority. However, as the other edition which he cites identifies the author, it is most likely that the present edition precedes it. A particularly interesting account of the campaigns of the 1st Regiment of Kentucky Cavalry, including a relation of the experiences of the several units who were captured and imprisoned by the Mexicans at Encarnacion, fifty miles south of Saltillo. The description of the Trinity, Red River and southern regions of Texas is particularly good, and appended is a list of the prisoners, as well as some correspondence relevant to the matter. A very rare work, not in Eberstadt, Decker, or the Streeter Sale. HOWES S231 ("b"). GRAFF 3714. SABIN 78306. TUTOROW 3503.

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        Ancient Monuments of the Mississippi Valley

      New York and Cincinnati - Bartlett and Welford, JA UP James., 1848 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An extremely scarce work on the Mississippi Valley. Published as a work from the Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. Illustrated throughout, with forty eight plates and two hundred and seven wood cuts. Appears to be the first edition of this text, with the first title page dated 1848 and the second dated 1847. Written by E G Squier the American archaeologist and newspaper editor in collaboration with Edwin H Davis. This work is regarded to be a landmark in American scientific research as it explores the prehistoric indigenous mound builders of North America. This book is an example ofthe development of early archaeology as a scientific discipline. This was the first publication in the Smithsonian Institution's first publication. Condition: In a full green cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine. Externally,generally smart with rubbing to theextremities and to the head and tail of spine. Small loss to head and tail of spine due to rubbing. Remnants of price label to top of spine. Prior owner's signature to the recto of front endpaper dated 1989. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned toedges withsome light tidemarks and spottingthroughout. Spots are heavier to the first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD..

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        The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Translated into the Choctaw Language; Pin Chitokaka pi Okchalinchi Chisus Klaist In Testament Himona

      New York: American Bible Society, 1848. First edition.. Hardcover. Good. Thick 8vo. 818pp. First edition of the first complete New Testament in Choctaw, a language of the Muskogean family spoken by Native Americans in parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, later in Oklahoma. Translated by A. Wright and C. Byington. A well used, stained copy. The first hundred pages or so evidence a light stain, which has blotted an 1860 inscription on the reverse of the title page causing it to show through; lacks ffep; textblock generally soiled and stained showing more evidence of use than abuse; some signatures sprung. Original full calf binding, worn at edges and corners, with the spinal lettering piece partially perished. Pencil signature of Sophia Pitchlinn (?) dated 1853(?) on the rear free endpaper. A poor to good copy only, but uncommon as well as significant. Housed in a custom morocco-backed clamshell case. Darlow & Moule 3051. In Choctaw.

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        Christmas Books -- The Chimes: A Goblin Story Of Some Bells That Rang An Old Year Out And A New Year In * The Cricket On The Hearth. A Fairy Tale Of Home * The Haunted Man And The Ghost' Bargain * The Battle Of Life, A Love Story

      Bradbury & Evans, Chapman & Hall, London 1848 - Four of five Christmas Books, 17 x 11 cm. (Chimes): the second Christmas book, 175 pages. Second state of the vignette title page with Chapman & Hall in open letters below, illustrated with 13 engravings after designs by Maclise, Doyle, Leech and Stanfield. Nicks to backstrip head and foot. (Cricket) 174 pages. Ad leaf, "New Edition Of Oliver Twist," second state, double page vignette frontispiece and title, illustrated with 14 engravings by Leech, Doyle, Stanfield, Maclise and Landseer. Early owner inscription at title head, rubbing to backstrip extremities. (Battle Of Life). 175 pages. Vignette title page in the fourth and most common state. 13 engravings by Leech, Doyle, Maclise, and Stanfield. Two pages of adverts at rear. (Haunted Man). 188 pages. The last Christmas book, 16 engravings by Leech, Tenniel, Stone and Stanfield. Frontispiece and pictorial title printed on light mustard color paper, rehinged with original backstrip laid-down, slight loss of gilt lettering at head. All copies with yellow endpapers. ECKEL, pp.116-118. SMITH II: 5-9. All in orig. gilt decorated publisher's red cloth with front and back cover stamping in blind, housed in felt lined red cloth slipcase. Aeg. Very good. 4 vols [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. 1848. - 416pp. plus forty plates (fourteen of botanical specimens) and three plans. Large folding map. Original cloth, expertly recased. Remnants of paper spine label laid down. Some edge wear. Foxing. Very good. The large map backed with linen and laid into a half red morocco case. This is the second issue of the Senate version, with Emory's rank given as brevet major. One of the most important government reports on overland travel, with accounts of the march of the Army of the West, the Mexican War in New Mexico and California, and some of the first American views of the Far Southwest. "A library of Western Americana is incomplete without it" - ZAMORANO 80. Emory also made an important scientific contribution with this work, especially in the botanical section contributed by John Torrey. The map, "Military reconnaissance of the Arkansas, Rio del Norte and Rio Gila.," is called "epochmaking" by Wheat, and put much of the country on the map for the first time. WAGNER-CAMP 148:2. COWAN, p.195. FIELD 500. HILL 559 (ref). HOWES E145. SABIN 22536. ZAMORANO 80, 33. SAUNDERS 2883. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 544. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 1669.

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        De l'Egalité.

      Imprimerie de Pierre Leroux, Boussac 1848 - In-8 de (4)-XI-272 pp., demi-veau glacé prune, dos orné à nerfs (reliure de l'époque). Première édition séparée sortie des presses de Boussac où était installée la colonie égalitaire de Leroux depuis 1843 ; De l'Egalité fut d'abord imprimé en 1838 dans L'Encyclopédie nouvelle, ou Dictionnaire philosophique, scientifique littéraire et industriel (1834-1841). Reliés à la suite : DESMOULINS (Auguste) & DESAGES (Luc). Doctrine de l'humanité. Aphorismes. Boussac, Imprimerie de Pierre Leroux, 1848. In-8 de 32 pp. LEROUX (Pierre). Le Carosse de M. Aguado. Fragment. Boussac, Imprimerie de Pierre Leroux, 1848. In-8 de (4)-141 pp. Edition originale. Curieusement, l'ouvrage de Leroux est ainsi cité par Maitron : Le Carosse de M. Aguado, ou si ce sont les riches qui paient les pauvres. Maitron II, 501. LEROUX (Pierre). Projet d'une constitution démocratique et sociale, fondée sur la loi même de la vie, et donnant, par une organisation véritable de l'Etat, la possibilité de détruire à jamais la monarchie, l'aristocratie, l'anarchie? présenté à l'Assemblée nationale par. le citoyen Pierre Leroux. Paris, Sandré, 1848. In-8 de (4)-III-76 pp. Bel exemplaire. Ex-libris « E.L. Fongarnière Angoulême ». Maitron, II, 503. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reichsgesetzblatt (Reichs-Gesetz-Blatt). 1stes Stück. Ausgegeben Frankfurt a. M., den 29. September 1848 bis 18tes Stück ... 7. Juni 1849.

      Frankfurt a. M., 1848-49. 160 S. gr.8°, neueres Halbleder Vollständige Folge. Enthält die in Frankfurt beschlossenen Grundrechte und die Verfassung. - Zustand: Seiten tlws. stärker stockfleckig. Vier Blatt sind oben u. unten kürzer geschnitten, betrifft nur den Druckrand, kein Textverlust. Privater Einband mit Rückenschildchen aus neuerer Zeit, ebenso die Vorsätze. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Paulskirche / Reichsversammlung / Nationalversammlung / Reichs - Gesetz - Blatt / Grundgesetz / Revolution

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

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

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        Voyage en Chine, Cochinchine, Inde et Malaisie

      Paris, G. Olivier, Editeur, 1848. - 3 volumes, reliure demi-basane, dos à nerfs insolé, plats cartonnés marbrés, (4)-XXV-482 pp.(tome I) - 418 pp. (Tome II) - 489 pp., quelques rousseurs éparses, parfois plus prononcées avec un papier jaunissant, 1 tampon d'institution religieuse sur chaque page de titre, dans l'ensemble bel exemplaire. Deux feuillets après la page de titre semblent avoir été détachés. Peut-être contenaent-ils une dédicace privée, sans absence de texte. Très rare première édition. Auguste Haussmann était Délégué Commercial, Attaché à la Légation de Monsieur de Lagrené, Ministre plénipotentiaire de la Chine pendant les années 1844-45-46. Il s'agit ici de la Relation de Voyage fait en Chine et en Indo-Chine, comme membre de la Mission extraordinaire de Monsieur de Lagrené. " Faire connaître à mon pays les contrées curieuses que nous avons parcourues, raconter leurs moeurs, leurs usages, examiner surtout leur commerce, auquel l'Europe semble prendre depuis quelques années un intérêt croissant, c'est une tâche que je ne saurais accomplir sous des auspices plus favorables que sous ceux de Votre Excellence, pour qui les relations lointaines de la France sont l'objet d'une si constante sollicitude." (A Monsieur Guizot, Ministre des affaires Etrangères). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dombey and Son

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, 1848. With illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo (210 x 135 mm). Contemporary green polished half calf, green cloth boards, red morocco label, gilt rule and decoration to raised bands, gilt and blind rule to boards, marbled endpapers and edges, bound without the half-title. Frontispiece, vignette title page, 38 plates by "Phiz" (H. K. Browne), and extra-illustrated with 12 other engraved plates by Phiz. Ownership inscription and Centenary Testimonial stamp to front free endpaper. Light wear to extremities, some foxing to endpapers, a little oxidisation to plates as usual, an excellent copy. First edition, extra-illustrated with the 12 character plates by "Phiz" (eight engraved solely by him and dated 1848, four vignetted within an oval frame and engraved by both "Phiz" and Robert Young). "With the author's sanction, 'Phiz,' co-operating with Robert Young, etched four extra plates for this work. They were fine portraits of Little Paul, Edith, Florence and Alice, and much praise was bestowed on them. Also were made eight additional full length portraits of the other leading characters" (Eckel p. 76). This additional set was issued later the same year by Chapman and Hall. The two sets went on sale at one shilling and two shillings respectively and "sold briskly" (Paul Schlicke ed., The Oxford Companion to Dickens, 2011, p. 61). This edition marks a number of firsts for the illustrator: not only does it include the first published example of a so-called dark plate ("On the Dark Road", p. 547), but it also contains the first five examples of Browne's horizontal illustrations.

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        DEALINGS WITH THE FIRM OF DOMBEY AND SON.

      Bradbury & Evans, London, 1848. - FIRST EDITION. 8vo. .Illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne.new endpapers. pp.i.errata,frontispiece, vignette title page with the original hook illustration.,blank, title page,blank.preface,blank,contents,list of plates,xvi + 624.Has the 2 line errata, half title,and the "dark plate" on p.547.Last line p.324. Capatin and lines 5 & 6 from bottom on p 284 have delight not joy. All this points to the true First edition First issue.Half dark green calf ,expertly underbacked.raised bands lattice tooling in compartments.marbelled boards.previous owners stamp on bottom foredge.some foxing to plates. A Very Good copy of this classic and desirable Dickens novel [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846. Containing a Narrative of Personal Adventures, during a Tour of Nine Months throught the Desert, amongst the Touaricks and other Tribes of Saharan People; Including a Description of the Oases and Cities of Ghat, Ghadames, and Mourzuk.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1848 - 2 volumes, octavo (221 x 137 mm). Original green morocco-grain cloth, titles to spines gilt, decorative frames to boards in blind, Glasgow coat of arms gilt-stamped to front boards, pale yellow endpapers. Glasgow High School prize copy with bookplates to front pastedowns. Spines sunned, corners and spine ends bumped, inner hinges of Volume II cracked but holding firm, short closed tear to folding map stub. A very good set. Engraved frontispieces, 24 woodcuts in text, and one engraved folding map. First edition of this account of James Richardson's (1806–1851) first expedition to Africa. Richardson was an English explorer and ardent anti-slavery campaigner; he considered the slave trade to be "the most gigantic system of wickedness that world has ever seen" (Wright, Libya, Chad and the Central Sahara, p. 68). In 1845, Richardson joined a Sahara-bound expedition leaving Tripoli. With it, he travelled to "Ghadames, became the first European to visit Ghat, and, after a nine-month long and arduous journey through Fezzan, arrived safely back in Tripoli" (Embacher, cataloguer's translation). His account includes descriptions of the major cities in the Fezzan region, trade routes and oases, as well as the culture, religion, and traditions of the Tuaregs. Richardson also frequently refers to the trans-Saharan slave trade and the position of slaves in local Tuareg communities, a subject he had already discussed in his "Report on the Slave-Trade of the Great Desert", written for the Anti-Slavery Reporter and Aborigines' Friend upon his return to London in 1846. Upon publication, The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society wrote of Richardson's Travels: "These volumes are useful contributions to our knowledge of the interior of the imperfectly known regions of Northern Africa; and they describe some hundreds of miles of desert routes over which no Europeans had previously passed, as well as several of the cities of the Desert, of which we had not before received accounts from European visitors" (JRGS, vol. 18, p. lix). Embacher p. 247; Gay 1530; Hess & Coger 5679; Howgego II R13. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Johnstone Plains and Five Islands, From the Green Mountain

      W. Spreat, c., Exeter 1848 - Handcoloured lithograph, 170 x 230 mm. A fine Australian view from a series of tinted lithographic plates (published as Sketches in Australia) of Sydney and Harbour areas, mountains and southern coastal regions of New South Wales, "drawn from nature" by Captain Westmacott.The ascent of Green Mountain is perhaps one of the most beautiful in the favoured district of Illawarra. The view from its summit cannot be surpassed: to the west is the Illawarra range of mountains, a deep gully pointing out where the River Macquarie enters the district, the swamps from the plains above forming its source, the river meanders through the district emptying itself into Illawarra Lake; the scenery looking easterly embraces to the north, the hills near Wollonyony [Wollongong], the Five Islands, and Johnstone Plains; to the south, Terry's Mount, and the country in the neighbourhood of Jamberroo.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. Lower blank margin a little marked, else very good.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Album di disegni e schizzi di Andrea Becchi.

      s.a. (primi '900). Album di cm. 30 x 19 contenente 18 disegni applicati su altrettanti supporti in cartone. Legatura in mezza tela con punte d'epoca posteriore. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Ex libris. Interessante raccolta di schizzi e disegni attribuibili senza tema d'errore al pittore di Carpi Andrea Becchi (1848-1926). Attribuzione rafforzata dal contenuto e dalle firme poste al retro di alcuni disegni.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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