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        NINEVEH AND ITS REMAINS: with an account of a visit to the Chaldean Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or devil-worshippers; and an enquiry into the manners and arts of the ancient Assyrians

      London, John Murray, 1849.. 2 volumes, complete set, THIRD EDITION (same year as first and second edition), 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 2 tinted lithograph frontispieces with tissue guards, 20 engraved plates of which 2 double page, numerous illustrations in the text, 6 plans, 4 folding and a large folding map, pages: xxx, (2), 1-399; xii, 495 including index, bound in full polished calf, double ruled gilt border to covers, small gilt arms to the centre of covers: a hand with arrow, a crown above, the motto Non Eget Arcu and below the initials AA, spines richly gilt with 2 contrasting gilt lettered labels, gilt decorated board edges, endpapers and page edges marbled, small bookplate to pastedowns with the same arms. 2 small scrapes to upper cover of Volume I, another to lower corner of upper cover of Volume II, minute nick to foot of upper hinge of Volume I, slight foxing to endpapers and to title page of Volume I, folding plan of Nimroud lightly browned and with a small water stain to lower inner corner (see image), small inner corner repair to blank side of folding map at rear of Volume I, faint foxing to top margin of double plate page 76 in Volume II, otherwise a very good clean tight set. From 1845-1854 the young British adventurer Austen Henry Layard explored the ruins of Nineveh. For years sceptics had questioned the existence of the city since it could not be found. Layard discovered the lost palace of Sennacherib across the Tigris River from modern Mosul in northern Iraq. Inscribed in cuneiform on the colossal sculptures in the doorway of its throne room was Sennacherib's own account of his siege of Jerusalem. It differed in detail from the biblical one but confirmed that Sennacherib did not capture the city. This created a great deal of public interest, because previously the only account of any siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib was the one found in the Bible (2 Kings 18-19). Sennacherib's account does differ from the Bible's, but both affirm that Sennacherib did not capture the city. Many people felt this vindicated their faith in the Bible, which had been attacked by "increasing religious doubt and scriptural revisionism." The palace's walls were covered with stone slabs chronicling Sennacherib's victories. One of these stone slabs chronicles in what appears to be remarkable detail the Judean city of Lachish, whose destruction the Bible records (2 Kings 18:13-14). .MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (Lot of 11 copies)

      White Lotus, Calcuta 1849 - Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (Lot of 11 copies) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Women of the Bible ?

      New York: D. Appleton, 1849. 18 steel-engraved hand-colored plates of female figures from Scripture after G. Staal, with accompanying essays. 214 pp. 4to. Bound in publisher's red morocco, gilt, with raised decorative beveled panels, previous owner's name ("Mary Anne Peck") stamped in gilt on the front cover, a.e.g. Joints skillfully repaired, some light toning to text. Staal, G. 18 steel-engraved hand-colored plates of female figures from Scripture after G. Staal, with accompanying essays. 214 pp. 4to. Staal's illustrations were used previously in a French edition. Here they are paired with 18 essays by American clergyman.

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        Mardi

      VG with no dj. First edition, first printing. in Two vols. New York, Harper & Bros 1849, 2 vols (365pp/xii-(actually viii) & p9-387pp & (i-blank) & 8pp-ads) very tall 12mo size, publisher's blind patterned black highly embossed cloth, occasional minor foxing, else internally crisp, covers of vol 2 moderately oxidized & top of cover of vol 2 rubbed, else VG. BAL #13658. MELVILLE, Herman-Mardi: and a Voyage Thither..

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        [TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, FROM COMMODORE MATTHEW C. PERRY TO HIS NEPHEW, JAMES DeWOLF PERRY, CONCERNING A POLITICAL APPOINTMENT]

      The Moorings," near Tarrytown, N.Y., 1849. Quarto and octavo. Old fold lines. Bottom edge of second letter with some minor paper loss, affecting a few letters of text. Very minor soiling. Very good plus. Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858) writes to his nephew, James DeWolf Perry, concerning a political appointment James had asked his uncle to help him obtain. Both letters are accompanied by James Perry's retained drafts of the letters to which the Commodore is responding. In the first letter, dated Feb. 15, Perry writes that he will do all he can to secure the position in question, but will have to wait until the new administration has settled in: "I will write to my friend and neighbour Col. Webb who is now in Washington; he remains there until after the inauguration; he is one of the leading and most influential Taylor men, and will doubtless be disposed to advocate your interest. There is one thing however that will be necessary to prove and that is your political position, in the state. I am no party man myself, having always abstained from voting excepting and only one instance many years ago to support a personal friend, but I feel assured that the offices will all be given to Whigs or those that profess to be of that party. You had therefore better inform me that I may so mention it in my letter to Col. Webb, whether you are a good and available Whig; otherwise I doubt whether you would have any chance of succeeding." It seems, however, that actions were not fast enough. In the second letter, dated April 7, Perry writes that he has found the requested appointments are already filled: "I duly rec'd your letter explaining your reasons for the course adopted by you with respect to your late application for an appointment when I was informed that you and [your cousin] Grant were desirous of obtaining certain offices. I readily undertook to render any poor service I could in furtherance of the object but on reaching Washington I at once found that the matter of appointments to office was so arranged as to throw nearly the whole power into the hands of the Congressional delegations, and that the offices which you and Grant desired were already disposed of...." Matthew Perry had served in the Navy since before the War of 1812 and ably commanded the U.S. Naval force off the Mexican coast during the Mexican-American War. An expert on ordnance, his bombardment of the walls of Vera Cruz and his control of the coast made possible Winfield Scott's expedition to capture Mexico City. Perry would later gain lasting fame as commander of the fleet which opened Japan to the western world.

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        Mardi: And a Voyage Thither

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1849 - 1st US Edition, 1st printing with all the requisite ads Second rear fly leaf in vol 1 excised (per usual practice) and in vol 2 partially excised. General light scattered foxing throughout text. Bit more to the interior gutters but overall a very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NEUER PRAKTISCHER WEGWEISER FUR AUSWANDERER NACH NORD- AMERIKA IN DREI ABTHEILUNGEN

      Mainz, 1849. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down. Scattered foxing. Paper restoration in upper margin of pp.1-2 in the first part, not affecting text. Overall, a very good copy. In a half morocco box. The second issue of Schmolder's work, the first having been published the previous year without the maps and one of the plates. Collations are otherwise identical, and it is possible that the same sheets were used. The author went overland from Missouri to California in 1843, and evidently worked with John Sutter on a scheme for colonization. This occupies the first part of the work, while the second is devoted to the Middle West, particularly Missouri and Texas, and the third to Iowa. Schmolder's advice to immigrants includes information regarding New Orleans as an entrance point. The map entitled "Die vereinigten Staaten von Nord-Amerika & Mexico..." is entirely handcolored, with the states and territories differentiated. The large "Topographische Karte von Iowa" shows the region along the west bank of the Mississippi River. Streeter's copy contained a map of the West in the first part, but it is almost never found with the book. A very rare work, of great importance to Continental immigration.

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        EL UNIVERSO DESCRIPCION DE LA TIERRA E HISTORIA DE LOS VIAJES, VARIOS AUTORES 1849

      mprenta de Luis Tasso. Libreria Historica - Barcelona. Imprenta de Luis Tasso. Libreria Historica. 1849. Piel relieves y dorados. 26X17. 2VOL. 1277Pág las dos parte + 4h Los autores que intervienen en la obra son: Lamartine, Humbold, Chateaubriand, D'Urville, Ross, Dr D. M. Ortiz de la Vega, etc. Profusamente ilustrado de bellíssimas láminas grabadas de época. Muy buen ejemplar. Ref A-503 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Young Ladies Album. Henrietta O'Harris from her friend Jos. Barrett. Original Manuscript with lithographed illustrations.

      Charlestown / Boston 1849-1863. - Mit 12 lithographierten Farbtafeln. Ca. 80 Bll., verschiedenfarbiges Papier mit Blindprägestempel "Hubbards Norwich". 25 x 19,5 cm, Leder d.Zt. mit reicher Vergoldung auf Rücken und Deckeln, Goldschnitt (Rücken oben beschädigt und sauber restauriert; teils gering stockfleckig) * Schönes Poesiealbum aus Charlestown, Massachussetts (USA) für Henrietta O'Harris mit über 30 Eintragungen ihrer Freunde. Ein Eintrag aus jüngerer Zeit sagt, Henrietta "Etta" habe den Minister Jacobus Bruyn geheiratet. - Very nice early album amicorum from Charlestown / Boston for Henrietta O'Harris with more than 30 entries by her friends on colored paper, embossed "Hubbards Norwich". A later inscription says: Henrietta "Etta" Charlestown, Mass. married to Jacobus Bruyn - Minister. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CLEMENT LORIMER; or, the Book with the Iron Clasps

      David Bogue, London 1849 - First edition, 280pp., frontispiece and 11 other full page illustrations by George Cruikshank, bound in original red cloth, edges and flat spine gilt decorated, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers, very slight chipping of cloth to foot of spine with corners somewhat worn, binding threads at spine wearing through cloth a bit, previous owner's name dated 1849, otherwise a very clean bright copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia de la Revolución de Francia en 1848. Tomo III

      Imprenta de J. Rius, Valencia 1849 - Únicamente el tomo tercero de la célebre historia de Lamartine sobre los azarosos dias de la revolución de 148 en Francia, en los que él mismo tomó parte. El volumen está intonso, pero desencuadernado, aunque conserva las solapas en rústica originales. 247 páginas. Una obra realmente muy rara de encontrar hoy en dia. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Dry Leaves from Young Egypt:: being a glance at Sindh before the arrival of Sir Charles Napier. By an Ex-Political.

      London James Madden 1849 - Edward Backhouse Eastwick, 1814-1883, went to India in 1836, and with his ability with local languages was appointed to the Political department for Kattiawar and Sind. He returned to Europe in 1842 for reasons of ill health to become Professor of Hindustani at the East India College, Haileybury. This detailed narrative, based on the India Office records, remains the standard work on Sindh before Napier. A very good copy bound in contemporary full calf, spine a little rubbed. First edition pp.vii, 253, 2 lithograph plates, folding table. With presentation inscription from the author to Capt. Granville Jack.

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        11 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Besancon, 1849-1850. Zus. 13 S., 4°. Der in Paris geborene Mathieu „trat nach der Elementarausbildung eine Ausbildung zum Kaufmann in Lyon an. Darauf bildete er sich in Paris zum Staatsbeamten und Advokaten aus. Trotz einer Berufung durch die Familie Montmorency, trat er 1819 ins Seminar von St. Sulpice ein und wurde 3 Jahre später zum Priester geweiht. Als Sekretär des Bischofs von Evreux sollte er Seminare gründen, es fehlte jedoch am nötigen Geld, worauf Mathieu 1828 Priester und schon bald Großvikar in Paris wurde. Nach verschiedenen ungünstig ausgegangenen Wahlen wurde er 1832 zum Bischof von Langres erwählt und im folgenden Frühling geweiht. Vehement wehrte er sich gegen die von der Regierung geplante Aufhebung von vielen Bistümern. Durch seine Ernennung zum Erzbischof von Besançon (1834) trat er eine schwieriges Amt an. Denn durch die Haltung seines Vorgängers in der Julirevolution war der Klerus gespalten und Mathieu mußte dessen Einigkeit wieder herstellen. Sein Temperament, seine autoritäre Art und seine gallikanische Ausrichtung führten zu verschiedenen Spannung zwischen ihm und seinem Klerus, der in ländlichen Gebieten eher ultramontan gesinnt war. Die Freiheit des Unterrichts verlangte Mathieu für die bestehenden und neuerrichteten Ausbildungsstätten - darunter St. Francois in Besançon - seines Sprengels. Er unterstützte viele Kongregationen von Frauen, die in der Ausbildung oder in Pflegeberufen tätig waren. Um das verbreitete Simultaneum in Montbéliard zu verdrängen, ließ Mathieu 11 Kirchen für die Katholiken bauen. Mathieu war dem Papst sehr ergeben; trat im Senat für die weltliche Macht des Papstes ein, widersetzte sich aber dennoch lange Zeit der Einführung der römischen Liturgie. Sein Rat war trotzdem oft erfragt worden, so vor allem von Nuntius Garibaldi in Bischofsernennungen. Nicht zuletzt deshalb erhielt er 1850 die Kardinalswürde. Als Teilnehmer am Vatikanischen Konzil gehörte er zu den Gegnern der Infallibilität, unterwarf sich aber uneingeschränkt. Nach der Konzilsperiode nahm sein Einfluß in politischen Angelegenheiten rasch ab. - Mathieus Bedeutung lag in seiner politischen und kirchenpolitischen Rolle innerhalb Frankreichs“ (Biographisch-bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon V, 1013f.). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Mislin, Mathieu, Besancon, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Sammlung der Gesetze für Erfindungs-Privilegien der sämmtlichen Staaten Europa\'s, der vereinigten Staaten von Nord-Amerika, und Holländisch West-Indien. Herausgegeben von Carl F. Loosey

      Wien Hof- u. Staats-Aerial-Druckerei 1849 Halblederband der Zeit, gr.-8°, VIII, 479 Seiten; Exemplar gestempelt; Einband mit Signaturetikett, altersgemäß berieben Loosey, Karl Friedrich Ritter von [seit1868] (1814-1870) vgl. ÖBL V, S. 311 / Frank Adelslexikon 1989 S. 398 Inhalt: Amerika USA, Anhalt Dessau, Anhalt Bernburg, Anhalt-Köthen, Baden, Bayern, Belgien, Bosnien, Braunschweig, Bremen, Dänemark, Frankfurt, Frankreich, Griechenland, Großbritannien, Hamburg, Hannover, Hessen-Kassel, Hessen-Darmstadt, Hessen-Homburg, Hohenzollern-Hechingen, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Holländisch West Indien, Holstein, Jonische Inseln, Lippe-Detmold, Lippe-Schaumburg, Lucca, Lübeck, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Mecklenburg -Strelitz, Modena, Moldau, Nassau, Niederlande, Norwegen, Österreich, Oldenburg, Parma, Piacenza, Guastalla, Pfalz und Rheinbaiern, Polen, Portugal, Preußen, Reuß zu Schleiz, Reuß zu Ebersdorf, Reuß zu Greitz, Römische Staaten, Russland, Sachsen Königreich, Sachsen Altenburg, Sachsen Coburg Gotha, Sachsen Meiningen, Sachsen Weimar Eisenach, Sardinien, Schleswig, Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, Schweden, Schweiz, Serbien, Sizilien, Spanien, Toskana, Türkei, Waldeck Wallachei, Württemberg Versand D: 9,00 EUR Patentrecht Vergleich Europa Gesetzvergleich Abdruck der Gesetzestexte Recht Rechtsgeschichte

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        A Record of the Black Prince

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans., 1849. "Being a selection of such passages in his life as have been most quaintly and strikingly narrated by chronicles of the period, embelished with highly wrought minatures and borderings selected from various illuminated MSS., referring to events connected with English history." Ornate black papier mache boards over crimson backing. Black leather backstrip. All edges of leaves gilt. Marbled endpapers. Printed by Vizetelly Brothers and Co. in black and red throughout with four full-page and two text fine color reproductions of illuminated mss of the period. 1000 copies originally printed. This copy professionally restored to vg or better condition. Book plate of "The McCormicks" on front endpapers. Another previous owner's name on first blank page. Barking Dog Books and Art LLC has been an independent bookseller online since 2002. Orders are processed promptly, carefully packed, and shipped with delivery confirmation.. First Edition. Black papier MacHe. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        British Butterflies and their Transformations [with] British Moths and their Transformations

      London: William Orr, 1849-1851. 3 vols: xii, 138, (2); xiv, 256; xix, 268, hand-col title, 42 + 124 fine hand-col plates. large-4to. HB. 3 vols, large 4to, uniformly bound in half leather, teg, rubbed and scuffed with some wear to head and foot of spines; marbled end-papers; some foxing to prelims, and occasionally elsewhere, a little light edge-soiling in places; a few marginal pencil annotations.; small loss to outer blank margins of one plate and several text leaves in vol. 2 of Moths. Very good complete three-volume set.. Butterflies (1849); Moths in 2 vols. (1851). Re-issues (Butterflies first published 1841, Moths 1843-5).

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        Autograph letter signed.

      [London] - 8vo. 1 p. To Sir Walter: "I hope you will kindly excuse me from coming tonight as I see no immediate end to my work - unless I put in a few hours extra. I hope to be free by about noon tomorrow [.]". - The Anglo-Irish diplomat and colonial administrator Sir Walter Francis Hely-Hutchinson (1849-1913) served as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Natal and Zululand (1893 to 1901) and as Governor of the Cape Colony (1901ff.). - On paper with embossed address; reverse with traces of mounting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters to Charles Buller, Junior, Esq., M.P., from the Australian Patriotic Association

      D. L. Welch, Atlas Office, George Street, opposite the Barrack Gate, Sydney 1849 - Octavo, inscribed from the author on the title-page, with the addendum slip; a very good copy in a handsome burgundy roan binding, lettered in gilt, a few scuffs. An excellent copy of one of William Bland's more uncommon titles, inscribed to one of his main supporters, again in the distinctive Sydney roan bindings with which Bland is associated.This 1849 publication, as Bland makes clear in the preface, reprints and collects the more important papers of the Australian Patriotic Association ('Numerous applications being still made for the papers of the Patriotic Association, now nearly out of print, it becomes desirable to republish them?'). The letters collected here were addressed to Charles Buller, a British reformer who had died in 1848, a year before this publication was issued. The dedication is to Bland's great ally W.C. Wentworth. Bland made a habit of presenting such volumes, usually to figures of influence, and this is no exception, inscribed to "J. D. Crawford, Esq. with the author's kind regards. 1849." Crawford was listed as one of the earliest supporters of the Association, and by 1839 was appointed the Collector of subscriptions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Reformer, a miscellany of original poetry and prose and Silcoates news, &c. Contemporaneous with J.C. Pick, Comet; G. Glanville, Pictory Examr; J. Gwyther, Record; W. Miller, Daily News.

      Silcoates: edited, printed, published by John Petherick Allen - Proprietor - at his Offices. 1849 24 issues, hand-written in blue ink, bound into contemp. quarter sheep; spine strip missing, corners a little worn. Renier booklabel.A charming example of schoolboy endeavour, in the form of an entirely self-produced 'periodical' by John P. Allen, a pupil of Silcoates School. The volume contains 24 hand-written 8pp issues, the first numbered '31' and dated Thursday, April 19th, 1849, the last numbered '55' ... Nov. 1849. Number 48 is not present, but there is no sign of it being excised. The content is made up of original and transcribed poetry, essays on literature and industry, 'charades' and 'maxims', reports of meetings, lectures and cricket matches, observations on the weather, and miscellaneous musings on school life and the wider world. Much of the content relates to the everyday business of the school, keeping the reader up to date on changes in teaching personnel, absences and illnesses, visitors, excursions, and other noteworthy events. An entry in issue 33 is indicative of the tone of the work, not least the mildly admonishing stance of the editor: 'Mrs Urgar came on Monday last to see her son; and speak to some boys who had been calling him - 'dunce'. We are sorry to hear, he has by some, been treated rather roughly; but, if every one had written home, when he first came, every time he had a blow, (to say nothing about such names as 'dunce' &c); we fancy there would have been letters enough.' Other entries relate to meetings of the Wakefield Temperance Society, the 'unfair' treatment of the Rev. Shore (for misdemeanours unknown), 'notices to correspondents', and the occasional exposure of some heinous crime: 'The mean fellow who has taken several copies of Sigma's poetry from The Comet office has not yet returned them. It would be much better for him to do so, altho' he may get off without being detected. A quiet is better than a guilty conscience.' Issue 37, written entirely in black ink, forms a particularly poignant number, as it announces the death, following a short illness, of schoolfellow George Cook: 'He was only thirteen years of age; he would have been fourteen on July 7th but it pleased his Creator to cut him off in the morning of his existence. He might have been spared for many years of usefulness, but when the summons came, he was obliged to obey.' The whole provides a fascinating insight to life in a Victorian boarding school in the mid-nineteenth century. Silcoates was established near Wakefield in 1820, for the education of the sons of nonconformist clergymen, and the school continues to the present day.

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        The Mabinogion

      London. Llandovery.: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. W Rees., 1849 1849, 3 vols, 1st ed, 20 plates, 49 woodcuts, lacks 4 leafs. In early 20c half black morocco, purple marbled boards, some gilt tooling, corners and edges brushed. Spines, decorative gilt tooling and titles, raised bands. Internally, red marbled endpapers, bookplate to fpds (Charles Archer Wynne Finch), t.e.g. Vol 1, 1849, half title, [2], engraved titlepage, [3], (vi-xxiii), [1], [2], [2], [1], 2-56, 61-68, 65-411 pp, [1], 15 pls (3 large folding), 7 woodcuts, LACKS 2 leafs (pages 61/62 & 63/64), also lacks 2 leaves (p61/62 & 63/64) however these last 2 leaves have been replaced by 4 leaves which are also present in Vol 3! (pages 61-68) must have happened at the original printers on 1849?, printed by William Rees, Llandovery, small newspaper article tipped to verso feo. Vol 2, 1849, half title, [2], eng tp, [2], [5], 6-444 pp, 4 pls, 13 woodcuts. Vol 3, 1849, half title, [2], eng tp, [2], [3], 4-400 pp, 1 pl, 29 woodcuts. A lovely copy, clean and tight, well bound. (see Allibone 123. Bibl. Hist. of Wales 1407 for later eds. Cardiff Free Lib. Cat. p214). Title continues: from the Llyfr Coch o Hergest and other ancient Welsh manuscripts, with an English Translation and Notes. GUEST was the pioneering modern publisher of the Mabinogi, and its translator in the mid-19thC. Her bilingual Mabinogi first appeared in 1845, the final volume in a series of mediaeval Welsh tales under the title The Mabinogion. Guest published the series, and later editions, in both Welsh and English, in elaborately designed volumes, with facsimile sources, and her own extensive scholarly notes. She successfully promoted the work in Britain, Europe and America, as origin texts of European literature.

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        Illustrirte Zeitung. Wöchentliche Nachrichten über alle Ereignisse, Zustände und Persönlichkeiten der Gegenwart. Zwölfter und Dreizehnter Band 1849 Monat Januar bis Juni und Juli bis December über Tagesgeschichte, öffentliches und gesellschaftliches Leben, Handel, Gewerbe und Landwirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Kunst, Musik, Theater und Moden. Mit vielen in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen

      Verlag J.J. Weber Leipzig, 1849. 2 Bände komplett grob kollationiert, Erster Band: doppelseitige Holzschnitte: \"Hamburg aus der Vogelschau\" und \"Die sächsische Schweiz aus der Vogelschau\", Fehler: Doppelblatt S. 55-58 lose und gerändert, S. 175/76 oben abgeschnitten, S. 271/72 oben abgeschnitten, S. 415/16 oben abgeschnitten / Zweiter Band: erste Seite mit Längsknick Fol., > 35 - 45 cm, gebunden, marmorierter Einband der Zeit, mit grünem, vergoldeten Rückenschild, am Rücken und den Kanten etwas angestoßen, innen aber in gutem Zustand: fester Buchblock, weißes Papier, keine Anstreichungen o.ä., ExLibris-Aufkleber auf der Innenseite des Buchdeckels: \"ex Bibliotheca Ludovici L.B. de Bongart in Paffendorf\" Die Illustrirte Zeitung erschien vom 1. Juli 1843 bis zum September 1944 im Verlag J. J. Weber in Leipzig. Verleger und Herausgeber war Johann Jacob Weber. Sechs Monate nach Erscheinen betrug die Auflage 7 500 Exemplare, drei Jahre nach ihrer Gründung stieg sie auf 11 000 Exemplare, die Rekordauflage lag bei etwa 100 000. Die Illustrirte Zeitung war von großer Bedeutung für die Entwicklung der modernen Schachkomposition in Deutschland, da die durch Karl Julius Simon Portius betriebene Schachspalte als damals einziges Organ des deutschen Schachlebens weithin beachtet wurde. [Quelle: Wikipedia] BR7F7 Versand D: 5,00 EUR illustrierte, Dezember, 9, IX, Eisenbahn, Luftschifffahrt, Schach, Noten, Ungarn, Carneval, Handel, Kometen, Berlin, Wien,

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        A Dissertation on the Practice of Medicine Containing An Account of the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Diseases and Adapted to the Use of Physicians and Families

      Milledgeville: Federal Union Office, 1849. Hardcover. Very good. xii, 740pp. Contemporary full calf rubbed at the extremities, ink name at top of title page [J.B. Brown July 29th 1850], scattered foxing throughout, else a good copy.

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        CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

      San Francisco, 1849. Gathered signatures, with only a remnant of the stitching remaining. A few small holes in the titlepage, touching eight letters of text (mostly on the Proclamation printed on the verso). Text stained and soiled. Chip in lower margin of pp.5-8, touching two letters of text. Withal, a good copy, untrimmed. In a half morocco and cloth box. The rare first separate printing of California's first constitution. "The first appearance of the Constitution in book form and one of the earliest works printed in San Francisco" - Cowan. This copy contains the very rare final signature of leaves issued only with some copies, which comprise a three-page "Address to the People of California" (pages 17-19). The Eberstadts describe these last three pages as lacking from most copies, and it appears that many copies of the constitution were distributed before the "Address" had been printed. The text of the constitution is complete. Section 18 of Article I (the "Declaration of Rights") bans slavery. "The text was a model of advanced, liberal, and democratic social and political thought" - Howell. California became a state in 1850. One of the most important and difficult to obtain state constitutions, with the very rare three-page "Address" found in only a few copies.

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        Practical Fly Fishing foundedon Nature, and tested by the Experience of Nearly Forty Years, in variousparts of the United Kingdom. With Instructions for Imitating all the mostUseful Flies. Also, Remarks on Fly-Rods, the best woods for them, and thebest wa

      London. Published for theAuthor, by Simpkin & Marshalll. 1849.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 16mo, 16cm, the First Edition,iv,66p., bound in half dark brown mottled sheep and French marbledboards, gilt titles on red leather label along the spine, all edges gilt,bookplate removed from the front endpaper, very good to fine. W&S. p186.John Beever (1795-1859) was a prominent British angler associated withthe Lake District in England. His introduction is appropriately addressedat Coniston Lke, Cumbria. A practical book interspersed with personalanecdotes and a chapter on fishing at Montreuil, France in 1821. .

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        Pl 112 Californian Hare The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York:: V.G. Audubon,, 1849-54.. First Royal Octavo Edition. Archivally matted & framed. Fine with original hand-coloring/ . A fine original hand-colored lithograph on paper. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. Accompanied by the original text written by the Reverend John Bachman, DD. The Quadrupeds of North America; portrayals of 155 four-legged mammals native to North America depicted in their natural environment, was a collaborative effort between the premier nineteenth century American Ornithologist, Naturalist, Artist and Frontiersman, John James Audubon (1785-1851), his sons John Woodhouse Audubon and Victor Gifford Audubon and the Naturalist Reverend John Bachman. The four men were unified in their desire to document and portray what they recognized as a dwindling resource; America's native animals amidst the natural beauty of the untouched American landscape. Their collective wisdom predicted the impending effects of Manifest Destiny- man's encroachment on the wilderness and natural landscape of North America- and as such was the impetus for the journey. To document and then portray America's native animals in the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited North American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon's home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark; from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories- now Alaska- then southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey is recognised in the pathos of the compositions. However, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon's prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless contribution to both American Culture and the Art of American Wildlife Painting. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last have a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens, the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000). Sabin 2368. Wood 208.

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        Journal of a Voyage to San Francisco (by sea) California Gold Rush [MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL]

      February 12, 1849 - October 17, 1849. [99pp] Quarto [31.5 cm]; original plain sewn wrappers. Content on recto and verso. Journal is in very good condition with only minor sporadic foxing throughout. Contains two passenger lists: one bound in the front - and one laid in - of the 86 passengers aboard the sailing ship, Valasco, from the Narragansett Trading and Mining Company. The bound in list includes age, marital status, occupation and residence. The bound in list also includes the entire crew of 16 , and not just the Captain (Giles), 1st Mate (Sayer) and 2nd Mate (Nickerson). The laid in list includes only name and residence, and only offers the names of the Captain, 1st Mate and 2nd Mate. Day-by-day account, with an entry for most every day on this sea faring voyage. Most entries run a paragraph or so in length, while some entries are an entire page. Each entry that is a day on the water also includes latitude and longitude coordinates and weather summation. There is great content throughout this journal that covers the voyage to the California Gold Fields from Boston by boat. It took longer than one might expect for the news of the Marshall Gold Discovery of January 1848 to reach the American population centers of the east coast. An article published in the New York Herald in August of 1848 was noticed by few, but when President Polk announced the find in his State of the Union Address in December of 1848, "gold fever" become a nationwide sensation, with this news a group of enterprising Rhode Islanders formed a cooperative effort to seek their fortunes, this group became the Narragansett Trading and Mining Company. In early February of 1849, Luther Fisher and 85 other gold seekers boarded the sailing vessel, the Barque Valasco, in Boston, on their way to the California Gold Fields by way of the Cape Horn. The group remained in Boston Harbor, trapped by ice before they could finally begin their journey February 14, 1849. The Atlantic Ocean was no kinder pushing the Valasco far of course to the east, where the ship eventually arrives in the Azores, "March 10th Saturday 38.00, 28.12" We came in site of Pico this morning it is one of the Western Islands we sailed by Pico and came in sight of another island named Fayal....the captain went ashore in his boat to see what the port charges." The Valasco stays in Faial for nearly a week before continuing their journey. The only other land that the Valasco would anchor at after leaving the Azores was in Chili, after spending a little over two months drifting in the Strait of Magellan. "(July 9th) We were soon at anchor abreast the town it was about an hour after sunset when we dropped anchor. There were 7 or 8 crafts at anchor there. The Capt. of the port came aboard of us and looked over the ships papers he soon went ashore he said the news form California was good he had a ring on his finger made of California gold. This news cheered us up we need something to renew our spirits" As the trip continued at sea, conflict arose among the members of the NT&M, to the point that the association was dissolving into rival companies "Sept 3rd 16.08 112.26 Today there is not much wind but what there is blows from the south at least the weather continues to warm. Today we had a monthly meeting there was a petition presented to the Company consisting of 21 members petitioning to be released with their share of provisions on our arrival in California. I was one that signed the petition it met with strong opposition it caused a strong debate. Then a resolution was presented as a substitute for the petition this resolution was to desolve the company after our arrival in California after the cargo is discharged and all the Company's business settled every member could take his share and go where he liked." A little more than a month later the Valasco arrived in San Francisco. "Oct. 17th Sunday. Dear wife I am now about to try my luck in the mines I have kept rather a rude journal I intend to send this home to you by Mr. George Fisher he is going to return home in course of a month this will give you an idea what kind of a passage we made and how we agreed to disagree but I don't think that we were the worst for almost every Company has dissolved that has arrived here now and do I will bid you good by till I come home and then I will tell you the rest of the proceedings. Luther W. Fisher San Francisco Cala, you must let McPerrin see this." This journal also includes the account of the dying and death of passenger, James Smith, and his subsequent burial at sea. "June 27th 57.02 69.59. Last night we had a fair wind it howled round to the north last but did not blow very strong. We started to the west south west course after daybreak it began to howl to the south west at noon. We where heading north west. James Smith died last night at 10 o clock p.m. he had been in a dying situation all day he died very easy he tried to talk up to his last moments. We buried him at one o clock p.m. the Capt. backed the fore topsail and hoisted the American ensign half mast high on. [William] Roberts made a prayer he was then committed to the deep where we buried him it was where the waters of the Pacific and Atlantic meet, he soon disappeared from our sight forever in this world." "It is needful to enter into preliminaries suffice to say that I joined the Narragansett mining + trading Company organized at Pawtucket Who bought the Bark Valasco and fitted her from Boston from which place we Expected to Sail on the first of Feb were delayed until Sunday Feb. 11, 1849, we started from the wharfe with a light brease from the N West weather looking thick came to in the Harber. Called the Roll of the Company all present accounting 86. The Officers having been Chosen hereby, for them we chosen officers for the year ending 1850. Secure boats + the weather continues thick. Pilot went on shore." - opening paragraph.

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        The Lady Godiva; or, Peeping Tom of Coventry. A Romance

      E. Lloyd, London 1849 - First edition (originally issued in 31 parts). Title vignette of Lady Godiva on her steed, and 31 wood engravings. [4], 244 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom. Rare. OCLC locates 2 copies only (Huntington and UCLA). Medcraft 158; Ono 193 (later edition of 1869); OCLC: 22354276 Contemporary half black roan and boards, spine chipped, joints starting; internally very good Title vignette of Lady Godiva on her steed, and 31 wood engravings. [4], 244 pp. 1 vols. 8vo First edition (originally issued in 31 parts). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recopilación y comentarios de los Fueros y Leyes del Antiguo Reino de Navarra, . Que han quedado vigentes después de la modificación hecha por la Ley Paccionada de 16 de agosto de 1841.

      1848-1849. . - Est. Literario-Tip. de D. Saavedra y Cª. Madrid. . 1 Vol. . 17 H +Tom.I (552 pp.) Tom.II (392 pp.) + índice. Cuarto. Media Piel con Puntas. Derecho (Foral), Siglo XIX , Vasco-Navarro (Navarra) . Obra imprescindible para el estudio de los Antiguos Fueros y Leyes de Navarra. Buen ejemplar de esta edición del siglo XIX. Dos tomos en un volúmen. Con pegatina alegórica en la contratapa al aniversario en 1935 del Príncipe Carlos de Viana. Ejemplar encuadernado en media piel con puntas de época con dorados en lomera. .

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        Erinnerungen an den 9 monatl: Berliner Belagerungszustand.

      Berlin, Weyl (1849).. Lithograph. Flugblatt. 47 x 58 cm. Satirisches Flugblatt, das ca. 40 kleine Karikaturszenen zur Revolution von 1848 in Berlin zeigt, überschrieben mit: "Von der Polizei confiscirt, u. vom Staats-Anwalt freigegeben". Gerahmt werden die Szenen von einer Art Figurenreigen, links die staatlich eingesetzten Denunzianten, die ihre Erkenntnisse nach oben weitergeben, rechts bestochene Bürger, die ihre Geheimnisse für Geld verraten, was Verhaftungsbefehle, Ausweisungen und das Gefängnis zur Folge hat: "Dies ist das Hausvogteigericht. Auch keine schöne Gegend nicht." ?- Das Blatt ist wohl ein Jahr nach den Märzaufständen von 1848 entstanden, als diese niedergeschlagen und die Revolutionäre heftigen Zwangsmaßnahmen und der Verfolgung ausgesetzt waren. Eine Darstellung in der unteren Mitte zeigt ein verriegeltes und von der Polizei bewachtes Säulenportal mit der Unterschrift "Jetzt! März 1849", während daneben dasselbe Portal geöffnet und unter Kontrolle der Bürgermiliz gezeigt wird, untertitelt mit "Sonst! März 1848". - Mehrfach gefaltet, rückseitig gestempelt und mit restauriertem Ausriss am linken Rand, etwas gebräunt.

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        Manuscript w/Biography - ALS - "Perfectly Pure Cocoa"

      London 1849 - London, 28 November 1849. Manuscript Signed Letter to approbate the cocoa served by the Royal Navy to its nearly 200,000 mariners, written by important Scottish chemist Andrew Ure. 8vo. Double-leaf measuring approximately 18.5 x 17 cm. Very good, original condition. A most unusual document of unexpected consequence. Together with a privately printed biography published in London 1874, featuring an original albumen portrait photograph frontis of Dr. Ure. Small 8vo. measuring 10.5 x 14.5 cm. 18, [3] pages, giltedged leafs, gilt tooled and titled green leather boards, minor wear to corners, otherwise in Very Good condition. The favourable result from a formal investigation of a specific company's cocoa purchased and consumed by the British Navy at 400 tonnes per year, Dr. Ure suggests that many English producers were at the time compromising quality during production, however, he confirms the purity of Graham & Hedley's Genuine Roll Cocoa which was manufactured in Liverpool. A new product, the cacao was moulded into rolls and stamped. For a fee of £10.10 and commissioned by the Lords of the Admiralty [Sir James Whitley Deans Dundas, &c.], this analysis may very well have secured enormous profitability and longevity for the chocolate company. Competitors immediately denounced the assessment, such as Taylor Brothers for example, whom stated that public preference or 'taste test' was all that truly mattered. Evidently significant not only to the Navy, but also to the public as a whole, Ure's letter was published in the "Law Times" volume 15, 1850. Subsequently, numerous publications touted Graham & Hedley's product as "the best preparation of cocoa for morning and evening meals. advantageous for invalids to whom it is essential to have the article genuine. the most economical substance offered to the public. superior homeopathic cocoa." and so on. Excerpt from the letter: "Having been employed by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to analyze and improve the Cocoa and Chocolate of which 400 tonnes are annually manufactured for Navy at the Deptford Victualling Yard. " "I take pleasure in testifying that the Roll Cocoa of Messrs Graham & Hedley of Liverpool is perfectly pure, and so well prepared as to afford with hot water or milk, a bland, aromatic, salubrious, and highly nutritious an article of diet." End Excerpts. The letter is accompanied by a rare biographical sketch which commemorates Dr. Ure's important works, a lovely volume printed for private distribution only. Excerpts from the book: ". To Dr. Ure belongs the honour of having taken the lead in a movement which has had incalculable power in developing national wealth. In 1809, when the Glasgow Observatory was about to be established, Dr. Ure came to London, commissioned to make the scientific arrangements. Here he met, and acquired the friendship of Maskelyne, Pond, Groombridge, and other Astronomers, and also of Davy, Wollaston, Henry, and other distinguished chemists of that day. in London. appointed in 1834, Chemist to the Board of Customs. important researches on sugar refining. his skill and accuracy as an analytic chemist were well known, as well as the ingenuity of the means employed in his researches." Dr. Andrew Ure (1778-1857) was a Scottish physician, analytical chemist, and a highly respected professor of chemistry. A foremost (possibly the first) consulting chemist in Britain, doing much work in London where he settled in 1830, his work entailed investigative tours of several industries in England, Belgium and France, various government commissions such as the one outlined above, and speaking as an expert witness. His visits to English textile mills led to his famous publications of "The Philosophy of Manufactures" (1835) and "The Cotton Manufactures of Great Britain" (1836). His exposure to factory conditions led him to consider methods of heating and ventilation, and he is credited with being the first to describe a bi-metallic thermostat. "The Great Di

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        British Butterflies and their Transformations [with] British Moths and their Transformations

      William Orr 1849-1851, London - 3 vols: xii, 138, (2); xiv, 256; xix, 268, hand-col title, 42 + 124 fine hand-col plates. large-4to. HB. 3 vols, large 4to, uniformly bound in half leather, teg, rubbed and scuffed with some wear to head and foot of spines; marbled end-papers; some foxing to prelims, and occasionally elsewhere, a little light edge-soiling in places; a few marginal pencil annotations.; small loss to outer blank margins of one plate and several text leaves in vol. 2 of Moths. Very good complete three-volume set. Butterflies (1849); Moths in 2 vols. (1851). Re-issues (Butterflies first published 1841, Moths 1843-5). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CALIFORNIA AND OREGON TRAIL: BEING SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE.

      New York. 1849. - 448pp. plus 10pp. of ads (two at the front and eight at the end). Frontispiece and engraved titlepage. Original blue cloth, stamped in blind. Spine faded. Later bookplate of noted American literature collector Jacob Chester Chamberlain. Minor scattered foxing. Very good. In a green half morocco slipcase. A rare variant state of the first printing of this landmark work, with blue cloth and 8 pages of advertisements at the end. One of the classics of western travel literature, Parkman's work may be the most familiar piece of that genre to modern readers. The exciting adventures of the young Boston Brahmin loose on the plains make excellent reading. Field remarks: "Mr. Parkman had all the genuine love of adventure of a frontiersman, the taste for the picturesque and romantic of an artist, and the skill in narration of an accomplished raconteur. It is not too high praise to say that his pictures of savage life are not excelled." WAGNER-CAMP 170:1a. HOWES P97, "aa." BAL 15446. COWAN, p.474. RADER 2608. MINTZ 359. RITTENHOUSE 450. HOLLIDAY SALE 853. LARNED 2062. FIELD 1177. FLAKE 3277. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 58. STREETER SALE 1815.

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        MOTHER, THIS IS A SHORT NARRATIVE OF SOME OF THE OCCURRENCES DURING MY ABSENCE FROM YOU AND MY BELOVED RELATIVES [manuscript caption title]

      [N.p.], 1849. Folio. Contemporary marbled wrappers, stitched. Some light wear to wrappers, but internally clean and fresh. Very good. Autograph manuscript of William C. Parsons, a British sailor of the merchant marine. Parsons' nautical career spanned some twenty-one years and included service on about thirty-five ships. His narrative begins on leaving England in 1822 and goes through 1843. His was a typical sailor's life of the period: suffering under despotic captains, press gangs, tempests, and shipwreck. The author spares the reader no detail of his personal bravery and is at pains to leave an impression of his self-sufficiency and sense of fair play throughout some harrowing escapades, particularly on the Pacific coast of South America during the wars of independence. An educated man, Parsons' career advances until he rises to become mate on the ship, eventually settling in America and taking command of a trading vessel that plys the Eastern Seaboard. Much of the narrative takes place in the Americas, either on the west coast of South America or in United States ports. This autobiography is written to Parsons' mother and seems to have been a response to a box of gifts sent to him from England. Parsons reciprocated by sending his own box of curiosities to be shared among his family members (not present here), including tapa cloth, Indian beadwork, and articles made from wood from various famous ships, all of which are described in the separate letter. Of particular interest is Parsons' description of sitting for his daguerreotype portrait by Mr. Cohill, which he included in the box of treasures. "Below decks" narratives of ordinary sailors from this period are relatively rare.

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        The Mabinogion, from the Llyfr Coch o Hergest, and Other Ancient Welsh Manuscripts,

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1849 - Three 4to volumes. xiii,411; 444;, 400pp. Contemporary full dark green morocco. The spines are blocked in gilt and blind, and the boards in blind. All edges gilt. Ribbon markers. Complete with all three half-titles, facsimile documents, vignettes, etc.With the Coleg Harlech bookplate on the pastedown acknowledging the giftee, and another on the front free endpapers presenting the set to the Coleg Harlech. Eleven Welsh tales collectively referred to as The Maniinogion (though properly it should be Mabinogi). They come from oral tradition, most pre 1100, and are preserved in two Welsh manuscripts, The Red Book of Hergest (ca. 1375-1425) and the White Book of Rhydderch (ca. 1300-1325). Among tales of quests, gods, heroes, one finds ancient references to Celtic mythology, chivalry and Arthur. Some links are just not there, but others, such as Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia reference tales form the Red Book. And thus presumably some inspiration for Malory's Morte d'Arthur.This is considered the first edition in English of The Mabinogion. Technically it is the first complete edition as the earlier sections were serialized between 1838 and 1849. The last part of the set, though, makes its first English appearance here. The original Welsh is given, followed by English translation, then notes.This set is in very good condition, showing only traces of rubbing and soil to the bindings, and occasional light foxing to the text block. Rare [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rare ADS in French, signed several times within the text in the third-person, "Alex. Herzen" and "M. Herzen."

      n.p.n.d. [Paris August 1849] - 8vo. 3 pages An eight-article agreement between Herzen and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, concerning a loan of 24,000 francs for the publication of a newspaper to be repaid with five-percent interest. The agreement dictates that (translated) "the general direction of the newspaper will be exclusively entrusted to M. Proudhon," and that "M. Proudhon assigns a right to active participation in Mr. Herzen in the part of foreign policy by accepting articles and correspondence sent by him." However, Proudhon "has the right to refuse items when they are contrary to the general trend of the newspaper or if that section would be likely to result in a conviction." In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, light creases, and slight show-through from writing to opposing sides.

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        [PRINTED "VALLEY NOTE" CURRENCY IN DENOMINATION OF $2.00, SIGNED BY BRIGHAM YOUNG WITH PRINTED HEADING: "G.S.L. CITY, JAN, 20, 1849"]

      [Salt Lake City, 1849. Overall condition is excellent. Blindstamped with the official seal of the Twelve Apostles, and signed in manuscript by Brigham Young, Thomas Bullock, and Heber C. Kimball. N.K Whitney is named as payee in manuscript. No serial number. This small piece of paper money printed by the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City is an example of the earliest recorded printing done in Utah. Called a "Valley Note" by Alvin E. Rust, this form of paper currency was printed in several denominations using a font of script type of the style used for calling cards. McMurtrie quotes a passage from a manuscript history of Brigham Young which describes the interesting circumstances under which this paper money was printed: "They had gold dust, but many refused to take it, as there was a waste in weighing it for exchange. To meet this want, we employed brother John Kay to coin the dust, but upon trial he broke all the crucibles and could not proceed. I then offered the gold dust back to the people, but they did not want it. I then told them we would issue paper till the gold dust could be coined. The Municipal Council agreed to have such a currency, and appointed myself and President Heber C. Kimball and bishop N.K. Whitney to issue it. The first bill, for one dollar, was issued on the first of this month [January 1849]. The bills were signed by Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, & Thomas Bullock, clerk." "...It is definite enough that the first use of the press by the Mormon settlers was in January, 1849, for the production of paper currency. Furthermore, it is gratifyingly definite that the first printer was Brigham H. Young, with the perhaps unskilled aid of Thomas Bullock. Brigham H. Young at that time was a young man of about 25, the nephew of Brigham Young the governor and leader" - McMurtrie. Very rare. According to Rust, only 204 valley notes in the two-dollar denomination were issued without a serial number.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM FORTY-NINER ELIJAH EALY TO HIS WIFE, DESCRIBING HIS TRIP ACROSS THE PLAINS TO CALIFORNIA]

      Uba [sic] River, Ca, 1849. Old folds. Small tears at several cross-folds, affecting a few letters of text. Paper tanned and lightly stained. Good overall, and quite readable. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. Dr. Elijah Ealy of Dayton, Ohio departed St. Louis in late April 1849, and proceeded to Independence and then St. Joseph. He and his party followed the Platte River Road, but eventually veered south toward Salt Lake City. They arrived in California in mid-September, 1849, and this letter was written from Ealy's camp along the Yuba River in northern California. Ealy died in December 1851, just a little more than two years after writing this letter to his wife. In this letter he recounts the details and hardships of his overland journey in vivid style, giving an excellent description of the challenges he (and thousands others) faced. He writes, in part: "Benj. Kniseley was drowned in attempting to cross the north fork of Platte River....He had a hard time of it, indeed, it is no sport to cross over a barren, sandy & rocky country, as it is from Fort Laramie here. There is no grass except on the water courses & in one place we had neither water nor grass for 60 miles, with the exception of what we carried with us. Cattle died on this desert in great numbers. We did not lose a single mule. And fortunately for the emigrants, the citizens here, have sent out, on all the routes, provisions & cattle to help the emigrants through. Capt. King, McCorkle, the Smiths & others we passed on Humboldts River. King had a fight with the Indians. It appears from what I could learn that they had some of their oxen stolen. A party went out into the mountains in search. They found the Indian thieves & they commenced shooting their arrows. King was wounded in the arm. He succeeded, after a hard struggle in which the Indian seized his rifle & attempted to wrest it out of his hand, in shooting him through the heart. The others in seeing their red comrade fall, took to their heels & were soon out of sight. They were very troublesome & stole away a great many oxen & horses. I saw one company from Missouri that had all their oxen stolen." Ealy goes on to describe their difficulty in obtaining provisions along their overland journey, then turns to the excitement in California over the prospects of riches from mining: "There is great excitement here, in regard to the gold. There is just at this time, a bustle of running from one gold region to another. Great stores are told of men making fortunes in a few days. And I have no doubt many have done so. The fact is gold is abundant on all the streams which rise in the mountains east & south-east of the Sacramento River. And almost every man you see has his little bag of gold....We came to this place 8 days ago, but found the richest diggings all claimed by others. It is only in places that fortunes are to be made, but it is exceedingly hard labour to get it out from amongst the rocks." He then discusses the difficult methods of mining, the high prices for goods, and his plans to go to the "dry diggings" south of Sutter's Fort for the winter. A fine Gold Rush letter, describing the hardships of the overland journey to California and conveying the hopes of riches in the mines.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT TO GEN. PERSIFOR F. SMITH, INTRODUCING JOHN A. MONROE]

      West Point, N.Y., 1849. Letter with old vertical and horizontal folds. Slight wrinkling to letter and envelope. Very good. A very nice letter, uniting two important 19th-century American military leaders, Winfield Scott and Persifor F. Smith. It is also interesting in that Scott is introducing the great nephew of a former President - who was going to California at the height of the gold rush - and that the letter is directed to the sitting military governor of California. Scott is one of the most significant American military leaders of the 19th century, and he served on active duty as a general longer than anyone else in American history. He commanded forces in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the Second Seminole War, the Mexican War, and briefly in the Civil War. Scott was the Whig Party nominee for President in 1852, losing to Franklin Pierce. Scott shared a long friendship with Persifor Frazer Smith (1798-1858), who was a distinguished military commander. Smith first served under Scott's command in the Second Seminole War, and again in the Mexican War, where he was brevetted a major general for his actions at Contreras and Churubusco. He later served as military governor of Mexico City, and was one of the last military governors of California, the position he held when he received the present letter from Winfield Scott. The note is a letter of introduction for James A. Monroe, a young New York lawyer and the great nephew of President James Monroe. Scott writes from West Point: "My dear General: This note will be handed to you, by my young friend, John A. Monroe Esq. a nephew of one of my ex-aides-de-camp & great nephew of one of our greatest presidents. Mr. Monroe has been at the New York Bar several years, & is a man of great integrity & character. I beg to place him under your kind protection as one in whom I take the liveliest interest. Very truly your friend Winfield Scott." The letter is accompanied by its original mailing envelope, addressed in manuscript by Scott "To Major General P.F. Smith, U.S. Army, Commanding California." An interesting letter, with significant military associations and gold rush interest.

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        Pl 122 Canada Otter The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York:: V.G. Audubon,, 1849-54.. First Royal Octavo Edition. Archivally matted and framed.. Fine with original hand-coloring/ . A fine original hand-colored lithograph on paper. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. Accompanied by the original text written by the Reverend John Bachman, DD. The Quadrupeds of North America; portrayals of 155 four-legged mammals native to North America depicted in their natural environment, was a collaborative effort between the premier nineteenth century American Ornithologist, Naturalist, Artist and Frontiersman, John James Audubon (1785-1851), his sons John Woodhouse Audubon and Victor Gifford Audubon and the Naturalist Reverend John Bachman. The four men were unified in their desire to document and portray what they recognized as a dwindling resource; America's native animals amidst the natural beauty of the untouched American landscape. Their collective wisdom predicted the impending effects of Manifest Destiny- man's encroachment on the wilderness and natural landscape of North America- and as such was the impetus for the journey. To document and then portray America's native animals in the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited North American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon's home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark; from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories- now Alaska- then southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey is recognised in the pathos of the compositions. However, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon's prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless contribution to both American Culture and the Art of American Wildlife Painting. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last have a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens, the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000). Sabin 2368. Wood 208.

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        Pl 132 Hare Indian Dog. The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York:: V.G. Audubon,, 1849-54.. First Royal Octavo Edition. Archivally matted & framed. Fine with original hand-coloring/ . A fine original hand-colored lithograph on paper. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. Accompanied by the original text written by the Reverend John Bachman, DD. The Quadrupeds of North America; portrayals of 155 four-legged mammals native to North America depicted in their natural environment, was a collaborative effort between the premier nineteenth century American Ornithologist, Naturalist, Artist and Frontiersman, John James Audubon (1785-1851), his sons John Woodhouse Audubon and Victor Gifford Audubon and the Naturalist Reverend John Bachman. The four men were unified in their desire to document and portray what they recognized as a dwindling resource; America's native animals amidst the natural beauty of the untouched American landscape. Their collective wisdom predicted the impending effects of Manifest Destiny- man's encroachment on the wilderness and natural landscape of North America- and as such was the impetus for the journey. To document and then portray America's native animals in the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited North American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon's home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark; from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories- now Alaska- then southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey is recognised in the pathos of the compositions. However, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon's prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless contribution to both American Culture and the Art of American Wildlife Painting. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last have a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens, the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000). Sabin 2368. Wood 208.

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        Grand Temple de Denderah. Facade postérieure. Originalfotografie von Maxime du Camp, (Salzpapierabdruck auf Karton mit typogr. Bezeichnung in französisch) 17 x 21,3 cm. Tafel Nr. 18 aus "Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie. Dessins photographiques recueillis pendant les années 1849, 1850, et 1851". Paris, Gide et Baudry, 1852. 32 x 44,5 cm

      - Kartonränder etwas stockfleckig u. leicht knittrig, Namenszug in der rechten unteren Ecke. # Salted paper print from paper negative.- Maxime Du Camp's mission to Egypt and the Near East in 1849?51 to make a photographic survey of monuments and sites is well documented. The album ?Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie?, in which this image appeared as plate 18, was published in 1852 and contained 125 photographs. It brought its author instant fame.-

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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 (217 x 138 mm). Contemporary half calf, marbled sides, raised bands, black and red morocco labels, compartments richly gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Occasional minor pencil marginalia. Spines darkened, extremities slightly rubbed and worn, light foxing to prelims and endmatter, occasional spotting to margins of text blocks, one small chip to one label. An excellent set. Mixed first (Volumes III-V) and third (Volumes I-II) editions. An attractively bound set of Macaulay's history, first published in five volumes in 1848.

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