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        Diario del teniente de navio ... trabajado en el viage de las corbetas de S.M.C. "Descubierta" y "Atrevida", en los años de 1789 a 1794

      Cerrito de la Victoria [Montevideo]: Imprenta del Ejercito, 1849. Octavo (210 x 150 mm); in fine condition in a contemporary presentation binding of red morocco-backed blind-stamped dark red glazed cloth, glazed silk endpapers, gilt edges, blocked in gilt on the front cover including a dedication from Joaquin R. Travieso to Don Claudio Alvar-Gonzalez. First publication of the Malaspina voyage. First edition, and one of the rarest pieces of Pacific exploration: the first printing of any account of Malaspina's world voyage to the Northwest coast in 1791 and to Australia and the Pacific, including the crucial Port Jackson visit of 1793. It is also "the only full and detailed printed account of Malaspina's voyage from California to Alaska by one of the participants" (Lada-Mocarski).Malaspina's voyage was the major Spanish circumnavigation of the eighteenth century. An official publication was intended, and the artists and scientists of the expedition worked towards its production, but Malaspina became a victim of Spanish court intrigues and ended up in prison; his narrative of the voyage was suppressed (eventually being published in Madrid in 1885) and the full official account was completely abandoned.Not until 1849 was any account of the voyage published, when this narrative by an ensign on the voyage, Francisco Viana, who settled in Uruguay towards the beginning of the nineteenth century, was published by his sons in Montevideo. The book is also of considerable interest as a South American printing, and its rarity may perhaps be explained by the circumstances of its publication: it was printed on the travelling press of the army besieging Montevideo during hostilities between Uruguay and Argentina. It was not republished in any form until 1967 when the Australian Documentary Facsimile Society reprinted the Port Jackson section as The Spanish at Port Jackson, with a preface and translation by A. Grove and Virginia M. Day. Its importance to Australian history is considerable: the visit to Port Jackson took place barely five years after the first settlement - indeed it is described at some length in Collins' Account of the English Colony - and the visitors were welcomed by Grose (in the governor's absence) and entertained by Collins, White, Prentice and Johnston. Ferguson's entry for the book is confused (he describes it under two separate numbers, 5100 and 5228). He records a copy at the National Library of Australia and another at the Mitchell Library in Sydney; in fact the Mitchell copy, as Grove Day pointed out, lacked the crucial Port Jackson section itself, but the Library has acquired a perfect copy in recent years. Grove Day also records copies of the book at the Museo Naval in Madrid and in the Library of Congress, but notes that it is not held by the British Library. No copy is recorded in the catalogue of the Hill Collection.The expedition was particularly important in the history of the exploration of the Northwest coast; an extensive summary by David Igler of the 1791 exploration is available online (www.common-place.org/vol-05/no-02/igler/). Other good notices include: Thomas Vaughan, Voyages of Enlightenment: Malaspina on the Northwest Coast 1791/1792 (Portland, 1977), Iris H. Wilson Engstrand, "Of Fish and Men: Spanish Marine Science During the Late Eighteenth Century," Pacific Historical Review 69 (February 2000): 3-30; Engstrand, "The Eighteenth Century Enlightenment Comes to Spanish California," Southern California Quarterly 80 (Spring 1998): 3-30; David J. Weber, "The Spanish Moment in the Pacific Northwest," in Paul W. Hirt, ed., Terra Pacifica: People and Place in the Northwest States and Western Canada (Pullman, Wash., 1998); Donald C. Cutter, Malaspina and Galiano: Spanish Voyages to the Northwest Coast, 1791 & 1792 (Vancouver, 1991); and John Kendrick, Alejandro Malaspina, Portrait of a Visionary (Montreal, 1999).This fine copy in its specially prepared binding was presented to Claudio Alvar-Gonzalez (1816-1896), the "Hero of Abtao", so-named for his heroic actions during the Hispano-South American war in the Pacific ports of Chile and Peru in 1864; he led the first expedition to Chiloe, bombarded Valparaiso and fought in Callao. Joaquin R. Travieso, who presented the book to him, was a Uruguayan cartographer and surveyor, appointed by President Oribe in 1838 as pilot to the Uruguayan fleet. A manuscript note in the book, written aboard Alvar-Gonzalez's command the Villa de Madrid, is signed by the young officer Manuel de la Cámara y Libermoore, later to be a rear-admiral in the Spanish navy and remembered today for his unsuccessful campaign during the Spanish-American war to relieve Spanish forces in the Philippines.

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        Redburn: His First Voyage. Being the Sailor-boy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-of-a-Gentleman, in the Merchant Service

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1849 - First American edition, second printing (with advertisements extended). 8vo. xi, [i], [13]-390, [4, ads], 14 [i.e. 12] (ads dated October 1849), 2 (ads) pp. Publisher's blue blindstamped cloth. Light wear to bidning extremities, foxing to text throughout. BAL 13660; Wright Fiction 1866 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour Round the Southern Coast of England

      London : M.A. Nattali, 1849-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Quarto. viii, 202, 6 p., frontis, 48 pl., 84 engravings : ill. ; 32 cm. Bound in publishers brown cloth. Gilt lettering and tooling to spine and front board. Spine rebacked in brown cloth with original spine. AEG. Good binding and cover. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spine. Wear to extremities. Sunning to spine and extremities. Clean, unmarked pages. Scattered foxing. Ships daily.

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        THE HISTORY OF PENDENNIS.

      - His fortunes and misfortunes, his friends and his greatest enemy. With illustrations on steel and wood by the author. In two volumes. Pp. viii+384+xii+372, engraved vignette title to both volumes, plus a total of 46 plates, numerous text illustrations including pictorial head & tailpieces; rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in qr. brown morocco, spines lettered in gilt between raised bands, light brown cloth boards; t.e.g., others uncut; later marbled endpapers and binder's blanks; early inked annotation (apposite to text) at foot of p. 184 Volume I, most of the illustrations lightly offset, scattered light foxing and occasional faint soiling; Bradbury & Evans, London, 1849-1850. First edition in book form. Shepherd 99; Wolff 6693. *Originally issued in 23 monthly parts (nos. 23 & 24 being a double number), from November 1848 to December 1850. (Publication was suspended for a few months in 1849, due to the author's illness, as a result of which Thackeray dedicated the second volume to his doctor). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Der Erinnerung an die unvergeßliches Anwesenheit Ihrer Majestäten des Königs Max II und der Königin Marie von Bayern zu Regen in Niederbayern am 11ten Juli 1849". Vor dem geschmückten Gasthof zur Post und der Bierbrauerei G. Golinas kommt von links die sechsspännige königliche Kutsche an. Rechts das Spalier der Landwehr und Gendarmerie, vorne Amberger Knappen und Knappenkapelle sowie zahlreiche Zuschauer.

      . Altkol. und gouachierte Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, 1849, 29,5 x 44 cm.. Pressler 562; nicht bei Lentner. - Das äußerst seltene Ereignisblatt in tadelloser Erhaltung und herrlichem alten Kolorit. - Gerahmt.

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        Rare Zachary Taylor Presidential Free Frank

      Washington, D.C., March 27, [1849/1850] "Address Panel Franked ?Z. Taylor? as President in the upper right, 5.5? x 2.75?, the word ?Free? written in another hand. The recipient?s name and address were penned by Major William W.S. Bliss, the President?s Private Secretary and son-in-law to ?Richard B. Kimball, Esq. / New York City.? Postmarked ?Free Washington D.C. MAR 27.? Fine condition. The letter enclosed ?" not present ?" undoubtedly was written by Major Bliss and franked by President Taylor which was illegal; only the President had the franking privilege for letters he sent, not for staff or family members. Richard B. Kimball (1822-1892) began his article headed ?Old ?Rough and Ready? / Some Reminiscences of Presi- / dent Zachary Taylor,? in the June 14 1891, edition of ?The New York Times,? thusly: ?I never met Gen. Taylor until after his inauguration as President. The following Winter I received a letter from Major W.W.S. Bliss, dated at the White House, inviting me to visit him. The Major and I were from the same town (Lebanon) in New-Hampshire. We were at the Academy together. He entered West Point and was graduated with the highest honors ...When the Mexican war broke out Gen. Taylor appointed Bliss on his staff as Adjutant, and he served through the campaign in that capacity. After the close of the war, he married the General?s youngest daughter, and on Taylor?s election to the office of President he took, much against his will, the post of the President?s private secretary...? Photocopy of the article is present."

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        Mirror of Olden Time Border Life; Embracing a History of the Discovery of America Also History of Virginia also History of the Early Settlement of Pennsylvania

      Abingdon, Virginia: S.S. Miles, 1849. Quarter Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Title continued: "To which are added, Personal Narratives of Captives and Escapes . . . Together with Numerous Sketches of Frontier Men." See Howes P622 and Sabin 65719, which notes this edition has "some material omitted, and much more added" than a previous version published under a different title. Complete with 700 pages including a 10-page preface and table of contents. 14 b/w plates (8 full-page and 6 folding) plus 2 half-page illustrations. Clean pages; old gift inscription in pencil on title page. Rebound with new endpapers. Almost no wear to cover.

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        Fábrica de tabacos. De: Album Sevillano.

      Sevilla, 1849. - Imagen: 40 x 27 cm. apel: 65 x 46 cm. Litografía. Tono sepia. Tenues cercos de humedades en márgenes blancos sin afectar imagen. Buen estado.

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        Casa de Pilatos. Patio del Palacio del Duque de Medinaceli. De la obra Album Sevillano.

      Sevilla, 1849. - Imagen 42 x 31 cm. Papel 56 x 64 cm. Cuatro pequeñas restauraciones hábilmente realizadas en márgenes blancos. Excelente estado.

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        Mardi: And a Voyage Thither In Two Volumes

      Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1849, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: None Issued, First EditionThe is the First American Edition. Size: 12mo. This is a mixed set of the First American Edition with Volume I being three quarters gilt stamped leather and black pebbled cloth over boards, and the second volume green gilt stamped and blind stamped cloth over boards. Volume I has marbled end papers, XII, 13-365pages; Volume II has yellow glossy end papers, XII, 9-387 pages, 8 pages advertisements. Leather along side of spine of Volume I is worn, pages lightly toned; otherwise interior is clean with no writing, marks or foxing, and the binding is sound. Volume II is bumped with some wear at head of the spine, foxing on end papers, interior pages lightly toned; otherwise, interior is clean with no writing, marks or foxing, and the binding is sound. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 006466.

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        OREGON AND CALIFORNIA IN 1848: With an Appendix, Including Recent and Authentic Information on the Subject of the Gold Mines of California, and Other Valuable Matter of Interest to the Emigrant, etc

      NY: Harper & Brothers, 1849. First edition. Moderate wear to edges of covers, short tears to spine ends, short split at top of rear joint of first volume, some faint stains to covers, scattered foxing to text and plates, piece at top of final blank leaf in first volume missing, original yellow coated endpapers present and in very good condition with all hinges intact. Map with creases at folds, minor foxing, short mend to verso at first fold. Book and map quite presentable overall.. 2 volume set, original pale rose cloth with boards stamped in blind and gilt titles on spines, small octavos, pp (x), (13)-393; (xiii), 14-379. 8 + 4pp catalogues at rear of second volume. Frontispiece and 5 engraved plates in each volume. 18.75" x 16" folding map tipped in at first text page in first volume. Quite scarce complete with map in original cloth. Besides the author's narrative of his own overland trek, the work contains the first published account of the Donner Party. An appendix of about 110 pages in the second volume "The Gold Regions of California" was prepared "While the first portion of this work was passing through the press . . ." in response to reports of the discovery of gold in California. The text includes accounts by Thomas O. Larkin and Walter Colton, et al, as well as practical information for the prospective argonaut. The J. H. Colton "Map of California, Oregon, Texas, and the Territories adjoining with routes, etc." depicts the region west of Independence, MO to the Pacific and from the northern border of the United States to Baja California, with the California gold region highlighted in yellow. Kurutz 632a; Graff 4143; Howes T-224; Sabin 95630; Wheat "Transmississippi West" vol. 3, p. 75; Zamorano 80 #74.

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        Note sur la vitesse de propagation de l';agent nerveux dans les nerfs rachidiens" in Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Academie des Sciences", Tome 30, 1850, pp. 204-206

      FIRST EDITION OF AN IMPORTANT NERVE EXPERIMENT BY HELMHOLTZ THAT MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE FIELD OF 'NEUROPHYSIOLOGY.' Helmholtz "was the first scientist to make precise measurements of nervous action" (Schmidgen, Origins of Psychophysiological Time Experiments, 1). "In 1849, while at Königsberg, Helmholtz measured the speed at which the signal is carried along a nerve fibre. At that time most people believed that nerve signals passed along nerves immeasurably fast. He used a recently dissected sciatic nerve of a frog and the calf muscle to which it attached. He used a galvanometer as a sensitive timing device, attaching a mirror to the needle to reflect a light beam across the room to a scale which gave much greater sensitivity. "Helmholtz reported transmissions speeds in the range of 24.6 - 38.4 meters per second" (Wikipedia). "Many physiologists had assumed it to be instantaneous, or comparable to the speed of light, but Helmholtz clocked the nervous impulse at less than 100 miles an hour. Clearly the case for regarding animal - and human - nervous systems as scientifically intelligible mechanisms was strong. "Amongst historians of physiology, it is understood that Hermann von Helmholtz's work on the propagation speed of nervous stimuli constitutes the beginning of a branch of research that, in the following years and decades, became known as 'nerve and muscle physics' and, in more recent times, has been labeled 'neurophysiology'" (Boden, Mind as Machine, 1). ALSO IN THIS VOLUME: The first edition of Foucault's determination of the velocity of light, here proving that light travels more slowly in water than in air. CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete volume. Ex-libris bearing only a deaccessioned stamp on the back of the title page and slight ghosting at the spine where a spine level has been removed. 4to (11 x 8 inches; 275 x 200mm). [6], 886, [2]. Bound in clean full blue cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Solidly and tightly bound. Very occasional toning, otherwise clean and bright throughout.

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        OREGON AND CALIFORNIA IN 1848: With an Appendix, Including Recent and Authentic Information on the Subject of the Gold Mines of California, and Other Valuable Matter of Interest to the Emigrant, etc.

      Harper & Brothers, NY 1849 - 2 volume set, original pale rose cloth with boards stamped in blind and gilt titles on spines, small octavos, pp (x), (13)-393; (xiii), 14-379. 8 + 4pp catalogues at rear of second volume. Frontispiece and 5 engraved plates in each volume. 18.75" x 16" folding map tipped in at first text page in first volume. Quite scarce complete with map in original cloth. Besides the author's narrative of his own overland trek, the work contains the first published account of the Donner Party. An appendix of about 110 pages in the second volume "The Gold Regions of California" was prepared "While the first portion of this work was passing through the press . . ." in response to reports of the discovery of gold in California. The text includes accounts by Thomas O. Larkin and Walter Colton, et al, as well as practical information for the prospective argonaut. The J. H. Colton "Map of California, Oregon, Texas, and the Territories adjoining with routes, etc." depicts the region west of Independence, MO to the Pacific and from the northern border of the United States to Baja California, with the California gold region highlighted in yellow. Kurutz 632a; Graff 4143; Howes T-224; Sabin 95630; Wheat "Transmississippi West" vol. 3, p. 75; Zamorano 80 #74. Moderate wear to edges of covers, short tears to spine ends, short split at top of rear joint of first volume, some faint stains to covers, scattered foxing to text and plates, piece at top of final blank leaf in first volume missing, original yellow coated endpapers present and in very good condition with all hinges intact. Map with creases at folds, minor foxing, short mend to verso at first fold. Book and map quite presentable overall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Byron's Tales and Poems [Decorated Leather]

      Carey and Hart, Philadelphia 1849 - Full leather with gilt cover & spine decorations and titles. All edges gilt. Illustrated with plates, each with tissue guard. Rubbing to leather edges. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Foxing (see photos). Very very rare edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        First Welland Regiment Military Captain Commission for Thomas C. Street signed by Elgin Kincardine

      1849. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. 13 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches, was folded twice now flat, printed form with manuscript writing on both sides. faded seal on top right of one panel. Some agetoning of very light blue paper otherwise very good condition.First Welland Regiment Military Commission bestowed upon Thomas C. Street by the Governor General of British North America, Nova Scotia, PEI, etc. - James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine & signed by him. - Thomas Clark Street, son of Samuel like his father was a ruthless land and mortgage accumulator and businessman with interests in grist, textile and sawmills. While independently minded he is generally considered a solid Family Compact Tory. He rose to Lieutenant-Colonel of the Welland Militia, was a trustee of Trinity College, President of the Niagara Falls Suspension Company, etc. When he died in 1872 he left an estate of between 3 to 4 million, regarded as the largest of his time in Ontario. In 1846, Lincoln County was divided and Welland County was formed with three battalions of militia. The militia "regiments" were renamed "battalions".James Bruce 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine implemented responsible government in the Province of Canada, transferring executive and legislative powers to Canada during his pivotal years as Governor-in-Chief from 1847 to 1854. He also refined the role of Governor General of British North America by promoting intercolonial co-operation and negotiating the Reciprocity Treaty of 1854 on behalf of all the colonies.

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        Stenographischer Bericht über die Verhandlungen der deutschen constituirenden Nationalversammlung zu Frankfurt am Main. Herausgegeben auf Beschluß der Nationalversammlung durch die Redactions-Commission und in deren Auftrag. Neun Bände.

      Frankfurt am Main, Johann David Sauerländer, 1848 bis 1849. - VIII, 752 S., (1) Bl., Seite 753 bis 782 (richtig 784) S.; VIII S., Seite 783 bis 808, (2) Bl., S. 808 bis 1570, (1) Bl.; XV, Seite 1573 bis 2367, (1) S.; XI, Seite 2369 bis 3166; XI S., Seite 3167 bis 3990; Seite 3991 bis 4778; XII, Seite 4779 bis 5566; XII, 5567 bis 6226 (richtig 6228), (1) Bl., Seite 6227 bis 6359; Seite 6361 bis 6798. Schöne, marmorierte Pappbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung, marmorierter Schnitt (Einbände stellenweise etwas berieben, Rückenschilder mit kl. Randläsuren), 4to. Innendeckel mit gelöschtem Bibliotheksstempel, Titelblätter verso mit kl. altem Stempel, nur vereinzelt etwas gebräunt, Seite 4349 mit kl. Fehlstelle im Papier, Seite 4727 mit Eckausriß, die Seiten 413 bis 420 fehlen ! Dekorative Reihe. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Curso completo de arte y de Historia militares.Obra dogmatica,literaria y filosofica para uso de lso alumnos de la Escuela Militar de Sain - Cyr. 6 Tomos en 3 Volumenes

      Establecimiento Tipográfico Militar, Madrid 1849 - pasta española bien conservada, lomo con tejuelo y ruedas doradas cortes pintados, mapas plegados. . 2404 págs.

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        Odezwa do S?owian Przez Ruskiego Patriot? Micha?a Bakunina Cz?onka Zjazdu S?awia?skiego w Pradze. [Appeal to the Slavs by a Russian Patriot, Mikhail Bakunin, Member of the Prague Slavic Congress.]

      A. Wiede (Ernst Keil), Koethen (Leipzig) 1849 - First Polish edition (second overall). Papered spine. Light foxing. 40 p. The proclamation was first published in German, in December 1848 and it followed, presumably in a few weeks, the Polish edition. Early, scarce and important work of the founder of anarchism. Bakunin (1814-1876) was member at the Pan-Slav Congress which was held in Prague, on June 2, 1848 and ended 10 days later when Austrian troops bombarded the city. After the event he wrote "Appeal to the Slavs", in which he proposes that Slav revolutionaries unite with Hungarian, Italian and German revolutionaries to overthrow the three major European autocracies, the Russian Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia. However this work is not merely a statement of Bakunin's Pan-Slavism but in many ways it anticipates his later anarchist attitudes (e.g. the peasants as revolutionary force; the destruction of the bourgeois social order; anti-parliamentarianism; federalism) and his commitment for the social revolution that - in his view - must be total, and take precedence over the political revolution. "Appeal to the Slavs" considered as the first call in history for the destruction of the Austrian Empire and the building of a Slav state on it's ruins. No copy located in the USA according to WorldCat. [Bibl.: Voegelin, E.: Anamnesis: on the Theory of History and Politics. Vol. 6. Baton Rouge. Louisiana State University Press, 2002.; Carr, E. H.: Michael Bakunin. London. Macmillan, 1937.].

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        Das deutschkatholische Glaubens-Bekenntnis erläutert in einer Reihe von Predigten 1. Ausgabe

      München, bei Georg Franz, 1849.. 292 S. 8° Vinyl (Zustand: ) Hülle:. ANGEBUNDEN: Franz Jakob Schell - Die Nothwendigkeit des Deutschkatholicismus nach Ausweis der geschichtlichen Entwicklung des Christenthums (dargestellt in einer Reihe von Predigten) (München, Verlag Georg Franz, 1850, 1. Ausgabe, 242 S.) (Die Predigten hielt Schell zwischen 6. Mai 1849 und 9. Dezember 1849) (SELTEN)

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        A lengthy passage from an early draft of Thoreau's Cape Cod , with 145 words about Provincetown in his hand, fulfilling one of the great declarations he made in Walden: "Man can never have enough of nature."

      "Autograph Manuscript, 1 page, 7.5"" x 9.75"", [Concord, Massachusetts, c. October 1849], being a leaf bearing an early draft of a passage from his book, Cape Cod. The manuscript has been laid-in to a larger sheet, which in turn has been tipped in the first volume of The Writings of Henry David Thoreau (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1906), 20 volumes, octavo, bound in green cloth with paper labels affixed to spines. Limited ""Manuscript Edition,"" hand numbered as 544 of 600 editions printed. Boards toned at edges, spines cracked but intact, pages largely uncut and toned at ragged edges. The manuscript which accompanies the book set bears 145 words in Thoreau's hand which he most likely wrote during the first of four trips he made to Cape Cod between 1849, and 1857. Only four articles from that work appeared in print during Thoreau's lifetime?"published in the summer and early fall of 1855 in Putnam's Monthly Magazine. The balance appeared in print in 1865: two years following Thoreau's death, edited by his sister Sophia. The manuscript passage reads, in most part: ""So we went on to Race Point the extremity of the Cape - & finally to Provincetown at night ?" where the mackerel fleet had arrived before us and we counted 200 goodly looking schooners at anchor in the harbor ?" the same which we had now ... yes black ships under bare poles[.] This was that city of canvas which we had seen hull down in the horizon. After spending a day in the desert behind Provincetown?"which I have no time to describe we returned to Boston in the steamer. So we took leave of Cape Cod and its inhabitants. For the most part we saw only the back sides of the towns, but our story is true as far as it goes, and let not the inhabitants take offence because the whole is not told. We cannot say how their towns look in the face to one ..."" In the manuscript, Thoreau continually uses the pronoun ""we"", referring to a friend and walking companion, William Ellery Channing, who accompanied the author on his first visit to the Cape in October 1849. The pair travelled by rail to Sandwich, where they disembarked to hike northward along the beaches to Provincetown. (Hence they were only able to observe the ""back sides of the towns"" as noted in the present manuscript). Thoreau and Channing then returned to Boston on the steamer from Provincetown, as noted in Thoreau's manuscript passage. Only portions of this draft appear in the final work published in 1865. His initial impressions of the great mackerel fleet survive in the most intact state: ""The mackerel fleet had nearly all got in before us, it being Saturday night, excepting that division which had stood down towards Chatham in the morning; and from a hill where we went to see the sun set in the Bay, we counted two hundred goodly looking schooners at anchor in the harbor at various distances from the shore, and more were yet coming round the Cape. As each came to anchor, it took in sail and swung round in the wind, and lowered its boat. They belonged chiefly to Wellfleet, Truro, and Cape Ann."" This passage appears on page 198 in volume four of the present set of books. Thoreau's likening of the great beaches on the Cape to a vast desert is a continual refrain throughout Cape Cod, especially the vast expanse of beach north of Provincetown?"a characterization strikingly apt to anyone who has visited the dunes of the northern Cape. Literary scholar Philip F. Gura observed that Cape Cod has, at its ""center Thoreau's encounters with the wilderness he so movingly describes in the penultimate chapter of Walden, where he speaks of man to 'need to witness [his] own limits transgressed.' 'Man can never have enough of nature,' he observes, and 'must be refreshed buy the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and Titanic features, the seacoast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder cloud, and the rain which lasts three weeks and produces freshets.'"" Gura concludes, ""Thoreau's accounts ... thus can be read as elaboration ?" indeed, as further considerations ?" of the Walden experience."" (Philip F. Gura, ""'A wild, rank place': Thoreau's Cape Cod,"" Joel Myerson, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Henry David Thoreau, 1995, p. 148)."

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        The Document History of the State of New York Volume 1 to 4

      WEED, PARSONS & CO, ALBANY 1849 - The Document History of the State of New York Volume 1 786 pages. The Document History of the State of New York Volume 2 1211 pages. The Document History of the State of New York Volume 3 1215 pages. The Document History of the State of New York Volume 4 1144 pages. Numerous fold out maps through out all volumes large fold out map province of New York has 3 inches tear along title not affecting drawn map. Ltihograph maps by Richard H. Pease Engraved & printed by J.E. Gavit & J. Duthie. Additional shipping required. DATE PUBLISHED: 1849 EDITION: 786 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thirty Plates illustrative Of Natural Phenomena, Etc. With Short Description Annexed To Each Plate

      , London: Published by The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, , 1849 , title page, plus 30 pages printed on one side only, each page has a hand-coloured engraving of a breath-taking natural event, such as the Aurora Borealis, Fingal's Cave, Niagra Falls and other phenomena, descriptive text below each illustration

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        A BOOK OF ORNAMENTAL GLAZING QUARRIES Collected and Arranged from Ancient Examples

      John Henry Parker, London 1849 - pp. 31; [3] + 112 hand-coloured plates with tissue guards 103-107. Original red cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine, blind stamped decoration to the boards, carefully rebacked with the original spine laid on, a little general wear and rubbing. Contents clean and tight, replacement front end paper, no inscriptions; plates 103-107 with small chip to top blank margins, letterpress and plates clean without foxing. A very good copy. Scarce. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Deutschland, Königr. der Niederlande, Königr. Belgien und die Schweiz

      . nebst Theilen der angränzenden Länder bis Oxford, Portsmouth, Havre, Tours, Lyon, Genua, Bologna, Pesth, Warschau, Königsberg, Odense etc. Nach Adolf Stieler's Entwurf. Zum Reisegebrauch eingerichtet und, mit Bezeichnung der Eisenbahnen, Chausseen, Eilwagen- und Extrapost-Routen, unter Mitwirkung von F.M. Diez, gemeinschaftlich gezeichnet von F. von Stülpnagel und J.C. Bär. Nebst Uebersicht der hauptverbindungsstrassen durch ganz Europa zu Lande und zu Wasser. Gotha: Justus Perthes 1849. Folded map 106,5x86,5 cm in publisher worn blindtooled cloth-cover with title printed in gold (13,5+22,2 cm)..

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        Mirror of Olden Time Border Life; Embracing a History of the Discovery of America Also History of Virginia also History of the Early Settlement of Pennsylvania

      Abingdon, Virginia: S.S. Miles, 1849. Quarter Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Title continued: "To which are added, Personal Narratives of Captives and Escapes . . . Together with Numerous Sketches of Frontier Men." See Howes P622 and Sabin 65719, which notes this edition has "some material omitted, and much more added" than a previous version published under a different title. Complete with 700 pages including a 10-page preface and table of contents. 14 b/w plates (8 full-page and 6 folding) plus 2 half-page illustrations. Clean pages; old gift inscription in pencil on title page. Rebound with new endpapers. Almost no wear to cover.

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        TA., Neues Schloß, Ansicht auf einem Lehrbrief der Wagner für Andreas Hasenauer von Vaihingen, "Königreich Würtemberg. Oberamts Stadt Vaihingen. Lehrbrief ..".

      . Lithographie ( anonym ), dat. 1849, 28 x 40. Selten! Die Ansicht im Format: 13 x 26 cm. umgeben von einer doppelreihigen Wappenleiste württembergischer Städte. Darunter der ausgefüllte Lehrbrief und Stempel der Stadt Stuttgart. Sehr gut erhalten. Mit alten Längs- und Querfalten.

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        L"Ange Gardien. Lecture des Familles. Morceaux d"Histoire, de Litterature et de Musique.Tome I und III

      Librairie Catholique De L.F. Hivert, Paris, 1849?, - 3 528? Seiten Bände mäßig erhalten, Kanten bestoßen und berieben, äußeren Seiten fleckig, Preis für beide Bände zusammen Leder,

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        Cosmos : a sketch of a physical description of the universe / by Alexander von Humboldt ; translated from the German by E.C. Otte [4 volumes]

      London : H.G. Bohn, 1849-1852, 1849, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formVery good copies professionally recased with the original spine laid back. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling and rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Volume 4 is an unopened copy with unopened pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description: 4v : front. (port.) tables ; 19 cm. Subjects: Cosmography -- Science -- History -- Astronomy -- Physical geography. Series: Bohn's scientific library. Notes: Vols. 1-2 and 3-4 are paged continuously. Lacking volume 5. On title page of v. 4: Tr. from the German by E.C. Otte and B.H. Pau. Publisher's ads bound in at beginning and end of each volume. Vols. 1 & 2 published 1849, vol.3: 1851, vol.4: 1852.

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        Icones Florae Germanicae et Helveticae simul Pedemontanae, ... Volumen XI-XII.

      Lipsiae, F. Hofmeister, 1849-1850. 2 volumes (bound in 1). 4to. pp. (4), 32; (4), 34, with 211 engraved plates (numbered 521-620; 621-731). Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering. Stafleu & Cowan 8885 (with exact collation). The complete volumes XI & XII of the uncoloured edition with the text in Latin, dealing with Coniferae, Taxineae, Cytineae, Santalaceae, Elaeagneae, Thymelaeaceae, Salicineae, Betulineae, Cupuliferae, Urticaceae, Aristolochiaceae, Laurineae, and Dipsaceae. A bit foxed.

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        In 1849, a 28-year-old Michigan man writes to his grandfather about his brother-in-law going to California with "Gold fever", the recent presidential election, and the Wilmot Proviso

      "Autograph Letter Signed ""Constant Luce"", four full pages, 7.25"" X 12.25"", front and verso. Monroe (Michigan), January 30, 1849.To his grandfather. Lengthy letter covering many topics of the time in addition to family news. His sister Mary ""will live with me this year for Mr. Adams has gone to California. He started two weeks ago. Yesterday for Washington on his way he goes out as agent of a company that he got up in this place... before he started he got a letter from Genl Cass to President Polk which I saw and should think was a very strong letter. Mr. Felch our Senator in Congress is an old and intimate friend of his...I think with all of this he will succeed in getting something to do in that land of promise...The Gold fever rages in this western country...I think it is not more than an average for the State which would make about five thousand and if the rest of the United States should send such a proportion it would send between two three hundred thousand people from the United States alone in six months but if one half of that number goes the Wilmot Proviso need not be passed...I see by your letter you take our defeat of last fall by Old Zach [Zachary Taylor] rather cooly.; I am glad you do but it is hard for me to but we shall have to stand it for four years and I think we can as well as the Whigs can and better than some they don't all like it...hope all of the free Soilers will get full satisfaction get what they deserve, but there is no use in crying for spilt milk.; I presume that this letter will put you in mind of President Polks message or Tom Bentons defense of Fremont..."" In 1841, explorer John C. Fremont married Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benson's daughter. Benton's influence enabled Fremont to map much of the territory between the Mississippi valley and the Pacific Ocean in the 1840's. Alpheus Felch represented Michigan in the Senate from 1847-1853. The Wilmot Proviso, introduced by Congressman David Wilmot in 1846, as a rider to an appropriations bill, would prevent the introduction of slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico.; It never passed. In the Civil War, Constant Luce served as Captain, 4th Michigan Infantry Regiment, enlisting an 1861 at age 40. Folds. Fine condition."

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        Zoologia Typica, or Figures of New and Rare Mammals and Birds, Described in the Proceedings, or Exhibited in the Collections of the Zoological Society of London

      London: Published by the Author. 1849. First Edition. Hardcover. viii + seventy superb hand colored lithographs with relative descriptions. Brown half morocco, spine with raised bands, lettered in gold and stamped in blind. Illustrated title. Top edge gilt and others uncut. Some scuffings to the leather, small, old mend to the lower edge of the illustrated title not affecting the image. Uncommon. Apparently only 250 copies printed. ; Folio .

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        Tableau méthodique et descriptif des Mollusques terrestres et d'eau douce de l'Agenais.

      Paris, J.B. Baillière/ Agen, chez l'auteur, 1849. 8vo. pp. 209, (4), with 4 handcoloured lithographed plates. (Together with:) IDEM. Malacologie terrestre et d'eau douce de la région intra-littorale de l'Aquitaine. Paris, Baillère, Savy, 1867. pp. 30, (1), 1 lithographed plate. Contemporary green half calf, gilt lettered spine. A presentation copy by the author to 'Monsieur le professeur Milne-Edwards de l'Institut'. Rare monographs on fresh-water and terrestrial mollusca. The last monograph also appeared in the 'Actes de la Soc. Linn. de Bordeaux, tome xxvi, 2'. //E. Caprotti p. 27. See also 'Uit de schelp gekropen' no. 64.

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        Genera et species curculionidum et catalogus.

      . Paris, H. Jekel, 1849. Small 8vo. 279 pp., later green cloth, original printed wrappers bound in.* Very rare catalogue and list of species and genera by the famous Swedish entomologist Carl Johan Schönherr (1772 - 1848) commissioned by the Societe Entomologique de France. See Horn-Schenkling under Jekel, H. no. 11134. The title page was previous stuck to the front board with some loss and it is much browned. Bookplate on front pastedown and vague library stamp on title page. The same author published the famous and rare "Genera et species Curculionudum in 8 vols. (1833-1844)" of which this might be a precursor or a part. Horn-Schenkling, 11134..

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        Karnac.

      London 1849 - Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' 'Egypt'. Dimensions: 485 by 325mm. (19 by 12.75 inches). David Roberts' magnificent images of Egypt and the Holy Land rank amongst the finest topographical views of the nineteenth century. Roberts made a two-year journey to the Middle-East commencing in 1838, and whilst there executed numerous watercolours from which the finest were selected for the publication; The lithographs were executed by Louis Haghe. In order to help fund the project, Roberts produced a deluxe subscription edition, from which this lithograph was taken, which is notable for being the only edition to have original hand-colour, which would have been executed under the direction of the artist. Abbey 272.

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        Portico of the Temple of Kalabshi.

      London 1849 - Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' 'Egypt'. Dimensions: 325 by 485 mm. (12.75 by 19 inches). David Roberts' magnificent images of Egypt and the Holy Land rank amongst the finest topographical views of the nineteenth century. Roberts made a two-year journey to the Middle-East commencing in 1838, and whilst there executed numerous watercolours from which the finest were selected for the publication; The lithographs were executed by Louis Haghe. In order to help fund the project, Roberts produced a deluxe subscription edition, from which this lithograph was taken, which is notable for being the only edition to have original hand-colour, which would have been executed under the direction of the artist.

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        Sidon. Looking towards Lebanon.

      London 1849 - Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' 'Holy Land'. Dimensions: 325 by 485 mm. (12.75 by 19 inches). David Roberts' magnificent images of Egypt and the Holy Land rank amongst the finest topographical views of the nineteenth century. Roberts made a two-year journey to the Middle-East commencing in 1838, and whilst there executed numerous watercolours from which the finest were selected for the publication; The lithographs were executed by Louis Haghe. In order to help fund the project, Roberts produced a deluxe subscription edition, from which this lithograph was taken, which is notable for being the only edition to have original hand-colour, which would have been executed under the direction of the artist.

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        Letters addressed to H R H the Grand Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha, on the Theory of Probabilities,

      London: Charles & Edwin Layton,, 1849. as applied to the Moral and Political Sciences (...) Translated from the French by Olinthus Gregory Downes. Octavo. Original purple cloth, spine lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. A little foxing. A very good copy in the original cloth. First edition in English, originally published in French at Brussels in 1846. An inscribed presentation copy from the translator, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "R. Biddulph Esq./ with the Translator's/ Respectful Comp[limen]ts". A pioneering work on probability and social statistics by the Belgian astronomer and mathematician Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874), who was "enormously influential in his day, in Britain and France as well as in his native Belgium. The distinguished astronomer Sir John Herschel (...) helped circulate his ideas in Britain, notably giving Quetelet's book on probability an extensive review in the Edinburgh Review (...) Interestingly another social scientist of the day, Karl Marx, was a Quetelet devotee" (Lynn McDonald (ed.), Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literature, 2003, p. 12).

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