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         THE PERSONAL HISTORY, ADVENTURES, EXPERIENCE, AND OBSERVATION OF DAVID COPPERFIELD THE YOUNGER OF BLUNDERSTONE ROOKERY (WHICH HE NEVER MEANT TO BE PUBLISHED ON ANY ACCOUNT)

      Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1849-1850. First Collected Tauchnitz Edition. Second State, with the imprint and colophon for each volume reading "Leipzig / Bernhard Tauchnitz / [date]." Three octavo volumes (16.25cm); spines in pebbled burgundy cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt; boards in maroon leaf-patterned cloth; vi,322; vi386; x,430pp. Dutch booksellers tickets at front pastedown of each volume (P.Noordhoff, Groningen); contemporary owners name (in ink) to front endpaper; light wear to spine ends and lower board edges, scattered foxing to preliminary and terminal leaves (margins a bit less so), and light rubbing to covers; Very Good+. Copyright Edition" of the author's eighth novel, issued by Tauchnitz as Volumes 175-177 in their "Collection of British Authors" series. An attractive contemporary binding, possibly made to order for this bookseller by the publisher or an independent binder. Todd & Bowden 175; Gimbel A125.

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         AN ADVENTUROUS WOMAN'S TRAVEL LETTER RECOUNTING A HAZARDOUS JOURNEY BY STAGE AND RAILROAD TO THE ONTARIO FEMALE SEMINARY DURING A HORRENDOUS WINTER STORM franked with A VERY FINE 1847 U.S. TEN-CENT WASHINGTON STAMP; Four-page folded letter from Abby Wells sent from Canandaigua, New York to her parents in Deerfield, New Hampshire

      Canandaigua, New York, 1849. Unbound. Very good. This four-page folded letter measures 15" x 9.5" and has a red Canandaigua postmark dated January 10. It is franked with a nicely centered, very fine black 10-cent Washington stamp (Scott #2) tied with a red grid cancel. Complete but fragile as some folds have developed splits. There is an old tape stain and remnants of stamp hinges on the reverse. In January, Abigail Wells departed Deerfield, New Hampshire accompanied by her older brother, David, on her way to attend the Ontario Female Seminary in Canandaigua, New York. After no more six hours on the road, a massive storm struck the area, snowing them in for six days. On the seventh, their stage reached Albany, where David returned home and Abby continued on one of the country's earliest railroads to Canandaigua. "I left Milford in the stage 10 o'clock Friday morning and arrived at Brattleborough at half past ten in the evening . . . and before we arrived the snow had fallen to a considerable depth. . . . the driver stopped and told the gentlemen that the horses were in the snow and they must get out and assist him. . . . Brother D. took the [reins] while the driver and another man trod a path for them. We rode a half a mile and came to a public house, and stopped [as] the storm continued with unabated violence. Monday and Tuesday the roads were so blocked up with snow as to be rendered impassable. Wednesday we . . . rode about 15 miles. Thursday we started early and arrived at Albany at eight. . . . The next morning I started alone . . . from Albany to Schenectady . . . in cars without any fire. . . . At Syracuse we changed cars again. . . . We stopped in Geneva to breakfast. I felt so tired that I thought I would not eat anything. . . . I arrived at Canandaigua at 9 o'clock Saturday just 24 hours [after departing] Albany. . . . I should not be afraid to return alone if necessary. I did not suffer scarcely any with the cold excepting my feet. . . . I have great cause for gratitude to my Heavenly Father for his protection during my long and in some respects dangerous journey.". The Ontario Female Seminary, one of the country's first women's schools, enrolled about 100 boarders. Its course of instruction included basic subjects as well as advanced instruction in grammar, botany, chemistry, algebra, and astronomy. In a postscript to her letter, Abby noted that "The studies I shall attend to this term are Geometry, Algebra, Paley's Theology and Grammar." Upon graduation, Abby returned to Deerfield and taught school until she retired around the age of sixty. She never married but remained single and lived in her family's home along with several siblings until she died at the age of 68 in 1887. This is a superb example of one of the first and most important U. S. stamps on cover made all the more desirable by an independent woman's narrative recounting her harrowing 8-day journey by stage and early train in the middle of a tremendous winter storm in order to attend advanced schooling.

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         A souk in Cairo.Cairo, 1902. Signed and inscribed "C. Wuttke. Cairo. 1902". Oil on canvas board (20 x 28 cm). Unframed.

      Ludwig, Münchner Maler im 19. Jahrhundert IV, pp. 405-406; cf. Starr, Remembering cosmopolitan Egypt. Painting of a souk in Cairo, by the German orientalist Carl Wuttke (1849-1927). Paintings such as these were made to be reproduced as picture postcards, an archetypal consumer product from the early 20th century. Postcards, as a convenient alternative to the letter, had first appeared in the 1870s. The simultaneous improvements in photographic and printing techniques, led to the introduction of full-colour postcards in the 1890s. Although photographs were used as a basis for the creation of half-tone blocks, which were then used to print the postcards, well-made paintings such as these by Wuttke, were just as popular. For the numerous visitors to Egypt, picture postcards were a way of "collecting" the visited sights, thereby documenting their travels.Carl Wuttke was one of the most well-travelled artists of his time, visiting Italy, North-Africa, the United states, China and Japan. During his travels, he painted various views in Egypt and China for the Dresden firm of Römmler & Jonas that were subsequently reproduced as picture postcards. Wuttke's quick style, reminiscent of contemporary impressionism, but also of traditional oil sketches, was well suited to that end, giving an even better suggestion of a "snapshot" than contemporary photography.Relined at the back and numbered (on the relining) "94". Varnish yellowed; craquelure in the blue and white sky parts; otherwise in very good condition.

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         The North American Review. Vol. LXIX.

      Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston 1849 - First Edition. Signed and dated by Francis Parkman, whose book on the Oregon Trail (herein titled "The California and Oregon Trail; being Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life") is reviewed on pp. 175-95. Octavo. Contemporary three quarter leather. Marbled boards. Pink-orange endpapers. Very good, light wear; Westfield Atheneum library bookplate on front pastedown and bookplate impression on front free endpaper; wear to leather spine edges, but hinges strong. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Archive of Unpublished Chinese Manuscripts, Pertaining to the History of Amoy , Translated into English By William Raymond Gingell, Sinologist, Interpreter and Consul in China.

      Amoy [Xiamen], Foochow [Fuzhou], 1849-1854 - Unpublished Translations of Chinese Texts, comprising what appears to be the only translation of the "History of Amoy" which contains texts dated as early as 1788 and which predates the work for which Gingell is best known [an abridged translation of the Chow Le classic, completed in 1852]; also presenting a wide array of subjects surrounding customs, ancient inscriptions, government, riots and civil wars, by his translations of several short accounts and decrees by difference Chinese writers or offices; as well as a traditional Chinese calendar. Together with a contemporary manuscript letter to Gingell from the Consul at Foochowfoo containing praises from British diplomats for Gingell's work on the History of Amoy, double folio leaf, 2 pages. Together with some original Chinese texts in manuscript and in print, 17 pages combined. History of Amoy manuscript translation: Qto. approximately 300 pages, string-tied in five parts (one part in duplicate), penned to rectos only on blue leafs watermarked J. Whatman and J. Gater 1845 and measuring approximately 24,5 x 20,5 cm. Other manuscript translations: Varied sized leafs, approximately 485 pages combined, each account titled and string-tied separately, also on blue watermarked leafs measuring approximately 24,5 x 20,5 cm. Some creasing, otherwise in very good condition, exceedingly early manuscript documents made in China. Only one of the shorter translations in the present archive is known to have been published (Forms of Ceremonial suitable to be adopted in the Fokien Province on the occasion of the Dowager Queen.). All others appear to be unpublished. The earliest and most substantial of Gingell's unpublished works in the present archive are his translations of eighteenth and nineteenth century Chinese texts compiled and published by a Chinese historian in a monumental sixteen volumes, here headed "History of Amoy" and partially translated into English by Gingell in a manuscript work-in-progress. This work is accompanied by a manuscript letter addressed to Gingell, 15 November 1849, by the Consul of Foochowfoo Richard B. Jackson who relays praises for the work on the history of Amoy Throughout this substantial and already detailed work, Gingell adds explanatory notes, and writes names of places and people in Chinese characters beside the English. The first volume consists of "Imperial Discourses" pertaining to Qing ruled Formosa - providing a rare opportunity to study the matter from the Chinese perspective. Simply titled "Amoy" the second volume concerns the history of the city, especially its fortifications through army and naval defences, the distribution of military stations, the erection of a walled castle on Xiamen Island by Zhou Dexing in 1387, and the like. Volume three is titled "Research into the Military Regulations" which ultimately serves to provide an understanding of the so-called "sea barriers or sea fences" of Amoy. Volume four is essentially a detailed nautical guide imparting practical information for safe navigation between the Pescadores Islands [Penghu] and into the bays of the Formosa Strait [Taiwan], for passage to and from Amoy [Xiamen]. Volume seven deals with customs and duty tariffs, addressing matters such as prohibition, fixed duty servants, land revenue, salt duty, and the Amoy Customs House.

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         Topographischer Atlas von München in seinem ganzen Burgfrieden, dargestellt und bearbeitet in 88 Sectionen im 2,500theiligen Maass-Stabe. Herausgegeben und dem hohen Magistrate der königlichen Haupt- und Residenzstadt München in tiefster Hochachtung gewidmet.

      Mchn., Verlag des Herausgebers, (1849-1851). 30 x 34 cm. Lithographierter Titel, 1 Bl. Mit 89 lithographierten Plänen. Mod. Lwd.-Kassette. Maillinger III, 9; Schiermeier 100 (ausführlich); Pfister 72; nicht bei Lentner. - Besonders interessant ist der große Maßstab, der eine genaue Kenntnis vom damaligen Bauzustand gibt. Bei jedem Blatt sind die Eigentümer jedes einzelnen Hauses angegeben. Mit einem Grundrißplan von München als \"Übersicht der Bezirks Kommissariate Münchens\". - Teils leicht gebräunt oder stockfleckig und mit kleineren Randläsuren, meist jedoch sauber und wohlerhalten. Lose in dekorativer Kassette. - Komplett sehr selten! Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Architektur, München, Oberbayern, Stadtpläne, Stadtplanung

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         Gattungen einzelliger Algen physiologisch und systematisch bearbeitet.

      Zürich, Schulthess 1849 - VIII+139 p. Mit 8 handkolor. lithograph. Tafeln. Bound in a contemporary half cloth with handwritten titellabel on spine, Large format [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         ROLAND CASHEL [in the original 20-in-19 serial parts]

      1849. [20-in-19 serial parts] With Illustrations by Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, May 1848 - November 1849. 20-in-19 serial parts, in the original cream wrappers. First Edition, in the 20-in-19 monthly serial parts.~The outsider in Lever is a person who is ostracized, ignored, downgraded, put upon, misjudged, or deprived... Like Lever himself [as an Irishman writing largely for the British public], many of his characters are people haunted by the notion of attaining a centre from which they are precluded. Then, when they do arrive, they discover there is no centre... The ending of ROLAND CASHEL is typical; after [20 serial parts] in which the outsider protagonist has eventually struggled through to the fulfilment of his ambitions,... we get the terse and dismissive observation 'Roland Cashel and his wife live at Tubbermore, the envied of the envious.' That extraordinary one-sentence dismissal signals Lever's lack of interest in the hero once the hero has achieved his centrality; indeed it offers a strong implicit judgement upon the relative value of centrality itself. [Bareham].~There are 40 plates (including a vignette title page) by "Phiz" (Hablot K. Browne); beginning in mid-1849, "Phiz" was simultaneously providing two plates per month for another tale -- DAVID COPPERFIELD. All ads appear to be present (including the small-but-thick Mechi booklet inside the front wrapper of Part I), but unlike serial editions of works by writers like Dickens and Thackeray, there is no bibliographic "census" of serial ads for the works of Lever.~Condition of most parts is near-fine, with minor soil but with little wear -- though as usual, the Part I front wrapper and the Part XIX/XX rear wrapper do show some wear (not affecting print). See Sadleir 1417 and Wolff 4100 for the subsequent one-volume edition. Housed in a handsome clamshell case with leather label, with inner cloth chemise.

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         Neues Struwwelpeterbuch in vierundzwanzig hübschen Bildern und drolligen Geschichten zur Unterhaltung und Warnung für kleine Kinder.

      Wesel, Bagel (1849). - Titel 24 einseitig bedruckte Bll. mit kolor. Illustrationen. Bedruckter Orig.-Pappband. 16,5 x 11 cm. Rühle 264. - Nicht im KVK. - Sehr seltene und frühe Struwwelpetriade. - Rücken etwas lädiert, Block gelockert. Vorderdeckel mit kleiner Markierung in Tinte. Ein Blatt mit ca. 1/3 Verlust oben, die Illustration fehl fast vollständig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Four Years in the Pacific... From 1844 to 1848.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1849. 2 vol. xii, 432; ix, 415 pp. b/w frontispieces. ills. in text. Ads printed on pastedowns and blanks. The author served aboard HMS Collingwood... first British ship of war to enter the Pacific Ocean via Cape Horn since Anson... The book relates to Rio... Juan Fernandez Island, Tahiti and the Society Islands... California, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Samoa Islands. The Collingwood arrived at Monterey a few days after the American flag was raised... - Hill 1815. Judd 183. Trois pages (163-166) sont consacrees a l'histoire de la Bounty et de l'ile Pitcairn. - OReilly & Reitman 1093. First ed. Bound in original gilt and blind stamped cloth. Inner hinges reinforced, spine ends repaired. Very good copies internally.

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         A Century of Orchidaceous Plants selected from Curtis's Botanical Magazine. Consisting of those most worthy of cultivation, systematically arranged, and illustrated with coloured figures and dissections chiefly executed by Mr. Fitch. Accompanied by an introduction on the culture and general management of orchidaceous plants, and with copious remarks on the treatment of each species.

      London: Reeve Benham and Reeve 1849 - Quarto (300 x 233 mm). Contemporary russet-coloured pebble-grain morocco sometime neatly rebacked with the original richly gilt spine laid down, two-line gilt border on sides, all edges gilt, gilt roll tool turn-ins, marbled endpapers. 100 fine hand-coloured lithograph plates (with tissue guards) by Walter Hood Fitch.Light abrasions to front cover. An excellent copy. First edition, from the Knowsley library of the Earl of Derby, with his armorial bookplate and inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper: "Back Library, Knowsley, West Bookcase B / Shelf 2 No. 450"; also inscribed at the head of the half-title "from Boone April 15th 1849" (just shaved by the binder) - which is almost certainly a reference to the London bookseller/publisher T. & W. Boone. Edward Smith Stanley, thirteenth earl of Derby (1775–1851), politician and naturalist, became "one of the figureheads of the science of zoological classification, particularly the taxonomy of birds. He was president of the Linnean Society of London from 1828 to 1834, and president of the Zoological Society of London for twenty years from 1831 until his death. He not only encouraged the reading of accounts of new species by chairing meetings of the two societies, but contributed many scientific papers himself to the proceedings of the Zoological Society and donated many specimens to its collections. The Knowsley Museum is estimated to have included 20,000 mammals, birds, and lower vertebrates; some invertebrates, such as specimens of molluscs, are known to have been donated to the British Museum before Derby's death" (ODNB). The illustrations here are by Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892), described by Hooker's son, Sir Joseph Hooker, as an "incomparable botanical artist" (cited in Wilfrid Blunt, The Art of Botanical Illustration, 1950, p. 224). "Fitch remains the most outstanding botanical artist of his day in Europe. He was the first draughtsman to produce really satisfactory drawings from dried herbarium specimens, and for this alone botanists in England would remain forever in his debt. He was always his own lithographer, and became a skilled exponent of the art" (ibid.). The plates are bright and fresh in this copy, which has a very appealing provenance. Nissen 918 (erroneously dating the first edition to 1846); not in Plesch or Pritzel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Per Cirelli contro Capobianco Presso la Cam.a della G. C. civ. di Napoli

      Dalla Tipografia di Gaetano Rusconi - Napoli, 1849. ITALIANO 0,02 Fascicolo della metà dell'800 in folio, stato discreto, coperta in carta, diversi segni del tempo, pagine in buono stato, due con becca, ultima con foro su excipit, che non compromette la consultazione del testo. Su frontespizio marca tipografica in nero. USATO

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         Calling Card; Signed and dated

      Washington DC 1849 - SIGNED "Sarah Polk. Washington. Feb. 26, 1849." in clear, firm hand. 4.25" x 2" card inlaid to a beveled matte beneath a reproduction daguerreotype in a professionally framed presentation. The ornate engraved image was taken at a Plume studio. John Plumbe Jr. (July 13, 1809 - May 29, 1857) was a Welsh-born American entrepreneurial photographer, gallerist, publisher, and an early advocate of an American transcontinental railroad in the mid-19th century. He established a franchise of photography studios in the 1840s in the U.S., with additional branches in Paris and Liverpool. He created a lithographic process for reproducing photographic images, called the "plumbeotype."Sarah Childress Polk (Sep 4, 1803 - Aug 14, 1891) was the wife of the 11th President of the United States, James Polk, serving as First Lady of the United States from 1845 to 1849. She was noted as a lively conversationalist and hostess on the political scene in Washington and lived a long life on their estate in Tennessee after her husband died after only having left office four months prior. "None but Sarah knew so intimately my private affairs.She was politician, counselor, nurse, and emotional resource." - J. K. Polk speaking about his wife's role at the White House. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         LETTERS ADDRESSED TO H. R. H. THE GRAND DUKE OF SAXE COBURG AND GOTHA, ON THE THEORY OF PROBABILITIES, AS APPLIED TO THE MORAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES

      Charles & Edwin Layton, London 1849 - 8vo., 309 pages; VG; rebound in brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine; small bookplate on front pastedown; mild age-toning to pages; bumping to corners; webbing visible on pages 304/305; shelved case 10. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Carte générale de la mer Mèditerranée. 1ère feuille (con) Carte générale de la Mer Mèditerranée... Parigi, Depot Generale de la Marine - ...2ème feuille....

      Incisione in rame in due grandi fogli di mm 605x903 e 630x917 incisi da Jacobs, insieme costituiscono l'intero bacino del Mediterraneo e del Mar Nero. Nelle due carte vi sono 35 riquadri di luoghi di varia dimensione di cui nel 1° foglio, disegnato da Daussy nel 1849 ve ne sono 19 ed in senso orario sono: Cartagine, Barcellona, Porto Vendres, Marsiglia, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Trieste, Tripoli, Malta, Stretto di Messina, Tunisi, Port Bone, Burgie, Algeri, Bocche di Bonifaccio, Cherchell, Oran, Tanger e Gibilterra. Nel 2° foglio, disegnato da Keller nel 1851 ve ne sono 16: Corfù, Pireo, Odessa, Bourgas, Parte Nord del Mar D'Azov, Kertch, Sevastopol, Acre, Beirout, Alessandria d'Egitto, Costantinopoli, Said, Sour, Smyrne, Syra e Rodi. Alcuni restauri in particolare alla carta relativa alla parte orientale del Mediterraneo. Le carte sono di grande interesse in quanto sono tracciate numerose rotte.

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         Mardi: and a Voyage Thither

      Harper & Brothers , New York, 1849. Good: some light stain to Volume I, becoming more pronounced toward rear of volume, substantial foxing to Volume II, stain to rear endpaper of Volume II. 7 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches, xii, [13]-365; [v]-xii, [9]-387 pages, publisher's blindstamped brown cloth, moderate spotting to covers of Volume I, light wear to tips of Volume I, moderate wear to tips, spine ends and joints of Volume II, front free endpaper torn from Volume II, First American edition. BAL 13658. Two volumes. 8-page publisher's catalogue bound at end of volume II. The bindings, although both are brown publisher's cloth, do not match. Volume I is in Blanck's TZ cloth, with orange-yellow coated endpapers, whereas Volume II is in A cloth with yellow coated endpapers. The stamping on Volume I is a simpler pattern than that on Volume II. Volume II's binding is the earlier, corresponding to that described by Blanck in the "Note" contained in the entry. Stenciled in brown ink in gothic letter on the front free endpaper of Volume I is the name "Thomas Melville." Though we cannot be sure, this volume could have belonged to one of the author's brothers, who lived between 1830 and 1884.

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         Discorsi intorno a Legge Dottrine Statistiche e Giudizi Penali di Pietro C. Ulloa, Procurator Generale del Re

      Dalla Tipografia di Gaetano Rusconi - Napoli, NAPOLI 1849 - Discorsi intorno a Legge Dottrine Statistiche e Giudizi Penali ITALIANO Volume intonso della metà del XIX secolo, in stato discreto, coperta in carta con elegante cornice tipografica su piatti, alcuni segni del tempo, tagli poco bruniti con accenno di fioritura, pagine in buono stato, alcune con gora. Su frontespizio magnifica marca tipografica in nero. III volume della collana Discorsi intorno a Legge Dottrine Statistiche e Giudizi Penali.

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         Four Years in the Pacific... From 1844 to 1848.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1849. 2 vol. xii, 432; ix, 415 pp. b/w frontispieces. ills. in text. Ads printed on pastedowns and blanks. The author served aboard HMS Collingwood... first British ship of war to enter the Pacific Ocean via Cape Horn since Anson... The book relates to Rio... Juan Fernandez Island, Tahiti and the Society Islands... California, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Samoa Islands. The Collingwood arrived at Monterey a few days after the American flag was raised... - Hill 1815. Judd 183. Trois pages (163-166) sont consacrees a l'histoire de la Bounty et de l'ile Pitcairn. - OReilly & Reitman 1093. First ed. Bound in original gilt and blind stamped cloth. Inner hinges reinforced, spine ends repaired. Very good copies internally.

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         Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory

      London: Richard Bentley 1849 - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, 308; 328 pp. Some occasional mild soiling and browning. Recent maroon half morocco, marbled sides, gilt spines with black labels, a very good copy. "Depicts with great fidelity and vivacity the manners and condition, the toils, privations, and perils of the Indian hunters. It also includes several interesting geographical and geological facts and Indian vocabularies" (Sabin 43514). McLean worked for the Hudson's Bay Company from 1821-1845.

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         Beretning om Corvetten Galathea´s Reise omkring Jorden 1845, 46 og 47.

      3 bind. C.A. Reitzel, København 1849-51. XII+495 + VIII+465 + 513+LXVII sider + trykfejlslister. I alt 19 litograferede plancher, 1 facsimile og 5 kort. Samtidige brune halvlæderbind med rig rygforgyldning. Udvendige false lidt slidt. Hjørnerne stødt. Rift i forreste friblad i bind 3 pga. nyere exlibris. Meget lidt gulplettet. * Førsteudgaven af Steen Billes rejseberetning. Formålet med Steen Billes lange togt 1845-47 var at overdrage de danske besiddelser i Indien til Storbritannien, indlede kolonisering af Nikobarerne og foretage etnografiske og hydrografiske undersøgelser. Koloniseringen af Nikobarerne blev hurtigt opgivet, men Bille hjembragte betydeligt videnskabeligt materiale. ** Account on the Danish circumnavigation of the globe 1845-47. The purpose of the voyage was to lead the transition of the Danish colonies in India to Britain and to gather scientific material. Bille´s account is illustrated with etnographic litographs and maps.

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         "Festgesang". Autograph musical manuscript signed. Graz, June 1849.

      Oblong folio. Title, 6 numbered pp. on folded sheets. Ink on paper. Sewn. Song for Soprano and Alto with piano accompaniment ("Hör, o Würdigster, der Kinder Dankeswort"), entitled "Festgesang für 2 Singstimmen mit Begleitung des Pianoforte componirt von Anselm Hüttenbrenner mpr. Grätz 1849" (above the notes: "Worte u. Musik von Anselm Hüttenbrenner mpr., im Juni 1849"). From Hüttenbrenner's late period, when he had already retreated from the Steiermärkischer Musikverein to his Rosenegg estate near Graz. "After his wife's death in 1848, he gradually sank into the habits of a recluse [...] His compositions include operas, sacred and secular vocal music, symphonies, overtures, chamber music, keyboard music and solo songs; few of his works were published, though most survive in MS. Many of his songs are melodious and have accompaniments that reflect the text; they appear to have been modelled on Beethoven's songs, rather than those of Schubert" (New Grove VIII, 829). - Traces of vertical folds. Collector's acquisition notes (dated 6 Dec. 1880) on verso of final leaf; title stamped by the Graz organist and Mozart scholar Ludwig Carl Seydler (cf.

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         Le Collier de la Reine [The Queen's Necklace]

      Meline, Brussels 1849 - 6 vols. 1st edition (?), following the 1849-1850 serial in La Presse's newspaper (a newspaper is what generation Z call a hobo laptop), and roughly parallel to 5 other Brussels editions, one from Leipzig, one from Berlin, 2 partial ones from New York in French, and Cadot's 11 vol. Paris edition. Here is the cut and thrust of your one ride per catalog on the bibliographical hamster wheel. Munro (the bibliographer) decided to project his chronology from an unreliable canon of how few volumes were dated 1850, but in a giddy fit of fang bibliography, he did so steriley, and listed 2 unfinished NY editions as the 1st of all (being incomplete, they didn't issue any volumes in 1850). And he stated, "they were certainly unfinished" but then assigned order as if they were, without proof that even one of their volumes was issued first. So, he was only correct that the NY publishers completed printing first, but that advantage always resides with those who quit on a book before the final chapters are written. And it descended from there. He abandoned precision, in this case, and wrongly applied his own math. For one example, Lebègue's Brussels edition that Munro listed 6th, would be the real 1st based on his own arithmetic, with just 29% of it dated 1850 (all the others more, with ours at 50%), so I know his chronology is wrong for this title, from any perspective. Complicating matters, Meline, our set's publisher, also issued a 7 vol. 1849-1850 edition, but Munro rightly says that our 6 vol. edition precedes it. Contemporary 1/2 dark green morocco, red labels, vol. II label 20% chipped, spines darkened, paper sides rubbed else very good, complete with half-titles. OCLC found 10 sets in libraries, ABPC says none sold at auction, but the OCLC stats better reflect reality. The second book in Dumas' 4 novel series charting the French Revolution, the reign of terror, and its immediate aftermath, that beheading of thousands of poor human beings in the name of some pitiless abstraction. His plot pierces a byzantine conspiracy trained on Marie Antoinette, using diamonds as the bait, propaganda as the aim, and a necklace as a marker for the guillotine. It's written in Dumas' consummate style, and flings its light over the prelude to a horror that was worse than the day Miley decided to stop following you on Twitter. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Mardi: and a Voyage Thither

      Harper & Brothers , New York 1849 - 7 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches, xii, [13]-365; [v]-xii, [9]-387 pages, publisher's blindstamped brown cloth, moderate spotting to covers of Volume I, light wear to tips of Volume I, moderate wear to tips, spine ends and joints of Volume II, front free endpaper torn from Volume II, First American edition. BAL 13658. Two volumes. 8-page publisher's catalogue bound at end of volume II. The bindings, although both are brown publisher's cloth, do not match. Volume I is in Blanck's TZ cloth, with orange-yellow coated endpapers, whereas Volume II is in A cloth with yellow coated endpapers. The stamping on Volume I is a simpler pattern than that on Volume II. Volume II's binding is the earlier, corresponding to that described by Blanck in the "Note" contained in the entry. Stenciled in brown ink in gothic letter on the front free endpaper of Volume I is the name "Thomas Melville." Though we cannot be sure, this volume could have belonged to one of the author's brothers, who lived between 1830 and 1884. edition. Good: some light stain to Volume I, becoming more pronounced toward rear of volume, substantial foxing to Volume II, stain to rear endpaper of Volume II. Good: some light stain to Volume I, becoming more pronounced toward rear of volume, substantial foxing to Volume II, stain to rear endpaper of Volume II [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Journal of the Bishops Visitation Tour

      Through the Cape Colony in 1848, with an Account of his Visit to the Island of St Helena, in 1849. First edition. Two folding maps. 16mo. Fine later red half morocco, spine gilt. viii, 227pp. London,

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         Veronica's Veil

      , 1849. 1849. The Holy Face of Jesus or St. Veronica's Veil, printed on fabric and with the wax seal and attestation and also a separate document with signature and wax seal. According to tradition, St. Veronica was a woman of Jerusalem who wiped the face of Jesus Christ with a veil while he was on the way to Cavalry. The cloth was said to be imprinted with the image of Jesus' face and later taken from the Holy Land and used to cure Roman Emperor Tiberius from the 1st century. It was later seen in the 8th century in Rome and given to St. Peter's Basilica under Pope Boniface VIII. During the Italian Revolution of 1849, when Pope Pius IX had to flee Rome, he ordered the Holy Veil to be publicly exhibited. On the 3rd day of the exhibit, the face of Jesus that had been a very faint image, became clearly visible and appeared to be alive, surrounded by a soft light. Pius IX ordered the Canon of St. Peter's to have an accurate drawing made of the image and imprinted on linen cloths, which were touched to the original relic, therefore becoming a 2nd class relic, and distributed in limited manner. A Latin phrase appears below the image and reads, "True image of Holy Face of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which in Rome, in the most Holy Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican is most religiously observed and venerated." The other document included attests to the same, and issued by the Canon of St. Peter's Basilica, 1896, fifteenth year of the Reign of Pope Leo XIII and signed by Canon.

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         AN ADVENTUROUS WOMAN'S TRAVEL LETTER RECOUNTING A HAZARDOUS JOURNEY BY STAGE AND RAILROAD TO THE ONTARIO FEMALE SEMINARY DURING A HORRENDOUS WINTER STORM franked with A VERY FINE 1847 U.S. TEN-CENT WASHINGTON STAMP; Four-page folded letter from Abby Wells sent from Canandaigua, New York to her parents in Deerfield, New Hampshire

      Canandaigua, New York 1849 - This four-page folded letter measures 15" x 9.5" and has a red Canandaigua postmark dated January 10. It is franked with a nicely centered, very fine black 10-cent Washington stamp (Scott #2) tied with a red grid cancel. Complete but fragile as some folds have developed splits. There is an old tape stain and remnants of stamp hinges on the reverse. In January, Abigail Wells departed Deerfield, New Hampshire accompanied by her older brother, David, on her way to attend the Ontario Female Seminary in Canandaigua, New York. After no more six hours on the road, a massive storm struck the area, snowing them in for six days. On the seventh, their stage reached Albany, where David returned home and Abby continued on one of the country's earliest railroads to Canandaigua. "I left Milford in the stage 10 o'clock Friday morning and arrived at Brattleborough at half past ten in the evening . . . and before we arrived the snow had fallen to a considerable depth. . . . the driver stopped and told the gentlemen that the horses were in the snow and they must get out and assist him. . . . Brother D. took the [reins] while the driver and another man trod a path for them. We rode a half a mile and came to a public house, and stopped [as] the storm continued with unabated violence. Monday and Tuesday the roads were so blocked up with snow as to be rendered impassable. Wednesday we . . . rode about 15 miles. Thursday we started early and arrived at Albany at eight. . . . The next morning I started alone . . . from Albany to Schenectady . . . in cars without any fire. . . . At Syracuse we changed cars again. . . . We stopped in Geneva to breakfast. I felt so tired that I thought I would not eat anything. . . . I arrived at Canandaigua at 9 o'clock Saturday just 24 hours [after departing] Albany. . . . I should not be afraid to return alone if necessary. I did not suffer scarcely any with the cold excepting my feet. . . . I have great cause for gratitude to my Heavenly Father for his protection during my long and in some respects dangerous journey.". The Ontario Female Seminary, one of the country's first women's schools, enrolled about 100 boarders. Its course of instruction included basic subjects as well as advanced instruction in grammar, botany, chemistry, algebra, and astronomy. In a postscript to her letter, Abby noted that "The studies I shall attend to this term are Geometry, Algebra, Paley's Theology and Grammar." Upon graduation, Abby returned to Deerfield and taught school until she retired around the age of sixty. She never married but remained single and lived in her family's home along with several siblings until she died at the age of 68 in 1887. This is a superb example of one of the first and most important U. S. stamps on cover made all the more desirable by an independent woman's narrative recounting her harrowing 8-day journey by stage and early train in the middle of a tremendous winter storm in order to attend advanced schooling.

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         A Christmas Carol

      Bradbury & Evans 1849 - Scarce twelfth edition 1849 published by Bradbury & Evans. Due to a dispiute between Dickens and Chapman & Hall, Bradbury & Evans published two editions of the book. The dispute was resolved and Chapman & Hall continued publication of the work after just two editions published by Bradbury & Evans, the eleventh and the twelfth edition. Bound in the original cloth, book is very good and quite bright. Spine tips and corners a little rubbed. Slight creasing to spine. Binding firm. Light soiling to boards. Internally clean and complete. Neat, contemporary inscription on ffep dated 1852. Plates with title page in red and blue and with four hand-coloured illustrations. Book is housed in a custom made red cloth clam shell box with gilt decorations to spine. A very presentable copy of an important book bibliographically. Discount considered with direct sale. Further information/pictures available upon request. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         VANITY FAIR. A Novel Without a Hero

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1849. Half Leather. Very Good+. Octavo. Later issue with all issue points. Engraved title page dated 1849. Main title page dated 1848. Without woodcut of Marquis de Steyne on page 336. Uncorrected text, with "Mr. Pitt" not "Sir Pitt" on page 453. Heading on page 1 in rustic type. Without leaf before title page "The Great Hoggarty Diamond." No ads. 38 full page woodcut engravings. A very good+ copy in contemporary half green leather and marbled boards, endpapers and edges. Page from catalog showing facsimile of an original autograph letter by Thackerary tipped-in ffep. Off setting to pages opposite engravings. Mild corner and cover edge wear. Light fading spine. A nice, tight copy.

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         Freiheit in Krähwinkel. Posse mit Gesang in 2 Abtheilungen und 3 Akten. 1. Abtheilung: Die Revolution. 2. Abtheilung: Die Reaktion. Mit drei allegorischen illuminirten Bildern.

      Wien, Wallishausser 1849. 120 S. Mit 3 gefalteten, altkolorierten lithogr. Tafeln. Neuer Pappband mit RüSch. Innen sehr frisch. Eine Tafel mit rest. Einriss. \"Erste Ausgabe. WG2²11; Rabenlechner I,61.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR

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         Diario del viage explorador de las corbetas españolas Descubierta y Atrevida en los años de 1789 á 1794, llevado por el teniente de navio D. Francisco Javier de Viana

      Imprenta del Ejercito, Cerrito de la Victoria 1849 - First Edition of the First Known Report of the Malaspina Expedition and One of the Rarest Books Relating to Australia, With Further Accounts of California and Alaska. 8vo; complete with 2 titles, as issued, text set within an ornamental typographic border; 19th century Uruguayan half calf. EXTREMELY RARE TRAVEL ACCOUNT OF THE MALASPINA EXPEDITION. Alessandro Malaspina (1754-1810), of Italian birth sailing in the service of Spain, made a crucial 18th-century world voyage that included a visit to Port Jackson in 1793. Upon his return to Spain, court intrigue, which resulted in Malaspina's imprisonment, halted the publication of an official account. The results of his expedition, including sixty crates of specimens, were lost in the archives of the Madrid Museum. Malaspina's own journal was not studied until eighty years later when Pedro de Novo y Colson edited a version for publication in 1885. Francisco Javier de Viana was an ensign on the voyage who settled in Uruguay on its completion and his is the first report f the Malaspina voyage to be published. In the context of Australian exploration the work is of great importance, providing detailed information about Port Jackson just five years after the first settlement (the section occupies pp.258-266). Lada-Mocarski notes that there is nothing as complete and detailed [about the Malaspina expedition] printed before 1868. Viana's sons prepared their father's account for the press. It was printed on the travelling press of the army besieging Montevideo during the war between Argentine and Uruguay, thus partially explaining its great scarcity. It was not republished until 1967 when the Australian Documentary Facsimile Society issued the section on Port Jackson with a preface and translation by A. Grove and Virginia M. Day in an edition of 275 copies. Ferguson's entries are somewhat problematic (it is recorded under two separate numbers), recording a copy at the National Library of Australia and one at the Mitchell Library. This latter copy in fact lacks the Port Jackson section (the library has since acquired a complete copy). The Grove/Day edition also locates copies in the Museo Naval in Madrid and in the Library of Congress, but notes that it is not in the British Library. * Ferguson 5228 and 5100; Howes V-85; Lada-Mocarski 134; Palau 36188; Wagner Northwest Coast I: 225-29; Wickersham 6642. (P04D000032/LA16/91). 360 pp páginas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Sermones 1849-1876

      varias varias, Chile - Sermón que en la misa solemne celebrada en la Santa Iglesia Metropolitana por el Imo. I Rmo. Señor Arzobispo en acción de gracias por la institución de la Sociedad Evanjélica predicó el Presbítero Don José Ignacio Victor Eyzaguirre; Santiago de Chile; Imprenta del Progreso; 1849; 20 pp. Discurso en honor de N. S. P. S. Francisco de Asis pronunciado por el P. F. Anjel Badilla en la noche del 12 de octubre de 1856 en la iglesia de Ntra. Sra. Del Socorro de Santiago de Chile; Santiago; Imprenta del Ferrocarril; 1856; 16 pp. Discurso pronunciado por el Presbítero Don Vicente S. Chaparro en la misa solemne de acción de gracias celebrada en la Santa Iglesia Catedral de Concepción el 18 de setiembre de 1861 en presencia del Ilustrísimo Obispo D. José Hipólito Salas, del Señor Intendente de la Provincia y de las corporaciones civiles y militares; Valparaíso; Imprenta y Librería del Mercurio; 1861; 14 pp. Discurso sobre los deberes del Jefe Político del Estado pronunciado en el aniversario LI de la Independencia de Chile en la iglesia metropolitana de Santiago por el Canónigo Majistral Dr. D. Francisco de Paula Taforó en presencia del Excelentísimo Señor Presidente de la República D. Joseé Joaquín Perez; Santiago de Chile; Imprenta Chilena; 1861; 16 pp. Discurso que el 18 de setiembre de 1863 por encargo de la I. Municipalidad de Valparaíso ha pronunciado en la mencionada ciudad y por medio de dicha corporación dedica a la República de Chile el Presbítero español Don Francisco Carnicer; Valparaíso; Imprenta del Comercio; 1863; 22 pp. La vocación sacerdotal. Sermón predicado por el Señor Presbítero Don Francisco Bello en la Capilla del Seminario de Santiago el 6 de agosto de 1876 con motivo de la 1º misa celebrada por el Señor Presbítero Don Francisco Javier Valdes Carrera; Santiago de Chile; Imprenta de La Estrella de Chile; 1876; 23 pp. varias pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The History of England

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1849-61. From the accession of James the Second. 5 volumes, octavo (209 x 133 mm). Contemporary dark tan half calf, burgundy and black morocco labels, raised bands with gilt decoration, marbled boards, brown endpapers, sprinkled edges. The occasional minor blemish, spine and boards rubbed, a very good set. Fourth edition. "The first historical work deliberately designed to outsell the best-selling novel of the day, Macaulay's book immediately fulfilled its author's aspiration. His colourful style and stirring power of description secured for the History a success such as no historical work in the English language had had since Gibbon. Each volume sold about one hundred and fifty thousands copies within a month of its publication, and the numerous reprints and translations into almost every literary language have perpetuated Macaulay's ideas almost to this day" (PMM).

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         Niger Flora

      or, an Enumeration of the Plants of Western Tropical Africa collected by the late Dr Theodore Vogel... [with] WEBB (P.B.) Spicilegia Gorgonea [and] HOOKER (J.D.) & BENTHAM (George) Flora Nigritiana.First edition. Frontispiece, map & 51 plates (8 folding). 8vo. Modern red half morocco, some spotting to plates. xv, 587, 4ads pp. London, Hippolyte Bailliere,

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         Three Engraved Cards Published After the Murder of Patrick O'Connor and Before the Subsequent Trial of Frederick and Maria Manning.

      J.T. Wood. [1849] Each card with caption. 14.5 x 11.5cm. v.g.A grim relic of the Victorian souvenir trade, illustrating the three protagonists in a celebrated crime of the 19th century which became known as the 'Bermondsey Horror'. On 9th August 1849, Maria Manning, a Swiss domestic servant, and her husband Frederick Manning, a publican, dined with Patrick O'Connor, a wealthy exciseman and, according to some accounts, Maria's lover. The only hospitality on offer however, was murder, and having killed O'Connor, the Mannings buried him under the kitchen floor before robbing his home and fleeing London. Maria and Frederick fled separately having apparently double crossed each other and were caught in Edinburgh and Jersey respectively. They were tried at the Old Bailey, found guilty, and executed. The public hanging, the first time a husband and wife had been executed together in England since 1700, drew a delirious and blood thirsty crowd witnessed first hand by Charles Dickens. He wrote to The Times the following day: 'I believe that a sight so inconceivably awful as the wickedness and levity of the immense crowd collected at that execution could be imagined by no man and could be presented in no heathen land under the sun. The horrors of the gibbet and of the crimes which brought the wretched murderers to it, faded in my mind before the atrocious bearing, looks and language, of the assembled spectators'. The sight of the execution and its crowd accelerated Dickens's campaign for the abolition of public executions. The murder itself inspired Dickens to write the character of Mademoiselle Hortense, Lady Dedlock's maid in Bleak House, and Wilkie Collins referred to the Mannings in The Woman in White. The three cards are unusual in that they are published prior to the trial itself, exposing a broader market for criminal ephemera that exceeds simply the bloodlust of newspaper reports, trials and execution. Maria Manning is pictured in a black satin dress. It was rumoured that due to her wearing black lace at her execution the material went out of fashion for many years. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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        Archive of Unpublished Chinese Manuscripts, Pertaining to the History of Amoy , Translated into English By William Raymond Gingell, Sinologist, Interpreter and Consul in China.

      Amoy [Xiamen], Foochow [Fuzhou], 1849-1854, 1849. Unpublished Translations of Chinese Texts, comprising what appears to be the only translation of the "History of Amoy" which contains texts dated as early as 1788 and which predates the work for which Gingell is best known [an abridged translation of the Chow Le classic, completed in 1852]; also presenting a wide array of subjects surrounding customs, ancient inscriptions, government, riots and civil wars, by his translations of several short accounts and decrees by difference Chinese writers or offices; as well as a traditional Chinese calendar. Together with a contemporary manuscript letter to Gingell from the Consul at Foochowfoo containing praises from British diplomats for Gingell's work on the History of Amoy, double folio leaf, 2 pages. Together with some original Chinese texts in manuscript and in print, 17 pages combined. History of Amoy manuscript translation: Qto. approximately 300 pages, string-tied in five parts (one part in duplicate), penned to rectos only on blue leafs watermarked J. Whatman and J. Gater 1845 and measuring approximately 24,5 x 20,5 cm. Other manuscript translations: Varied sized leafs, approximately 485 pages combined, each account titled and string-tied separately, also on blue watermarked leafs measuring approximately 24,5 x 20,5 cm. Some creasing, otherwise in very good condition, exceedingly early manuscript documents made in China. Only one of the shorter translations in the present archive is known to have been published (Forms of Ceremonial suitable to be adopted in the Fokien Province on the occasion of the Dowager Queen...). All others appear to be unpublished. The earliest and most substantial of Gingell's unpublished works in the present archive are his translations of eighteenth and nineteenth century Chinese texts compiled and published by a Chinese historian in a monumental sixteen volumes, here headed "History of Amoy" and partially translated into English by Gingell in a manuscript work-in-progress. This work is accompanied by a manuscript letter addressed to Gingell, 15 November 1849, by the Consul of Foochowfoo Richard B. Jackson who relays praises for the work on the history of Amoy Throughout this substantial and already detailed work, Gingell adds explanatory notes, and writes names of places and people in Chinese characters beside the English. The first volume consists of "Imperial Discourses" pertaining to Qing ruled Formosa - providing a rare opportunity to study the matter from the Chinese perspective. Simply titled "Amoy" the second volume concerns the history of the city, especially its fortifications through army and naval defences, the distribution of military stations, the erection of a walled castle on Xiamen Island by Zhou Dexing in 1387, and the like. Volume three is titled "Research into the Military Regulations" which ultimately serves to provide an understanding of the so-called "sea barriers or sea fences" of Amoy. Volume four is essentially a detailed nautical guide imparting practical information for safe navigation between the Pescadores Islands [Penghu] and into the bays of the Formosa Strait [Taiwan], for passage to and from Amoy [Xiamen]. Volume seven deals with customs and duty tariffs, addressing matters such as prohibition, fixed duty servants, land revenue, salt duty, and the Amoy Customs House. . Manuscript.

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