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        MARDI: AND A VOYAGE THITHER

      New York: Harper & Brothers(1849). First American Edition, Two volumes in publisher's brown cloth; eight pages of terminal ads in the second volume. BAL 13658. Melville's third book, issued about a month after the three-volume London edition, and his first major full-length fiction, a novel based on his whaling voyage experiences in the South Seas. Early small book label of S. S. Boyd on the front pastedown of each volume., Hardcover, Text quite clean with only light, even foxing. Cloth fresh with gilt bright on the spines. The first volume has some loss to the head and heel of the spine with a portion toward the bottom reattached; the second volume has some loss of cloth to the front joint. Very Good set

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        Mardi: And a Voyage Thither. In Two Volumes.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849.(). Two Volumes. 8vo., Vol. I: 364 pp., Vol. II: 387 pp., Very Good, Gilt Quarter Leather On Grey Boards (modern rebinding); edge wear on boards; pencil scribbles on end papers; light staining & foxing throughout text, on end papers and edges of text block; shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle (bookplate). Bibliographic analysis suggests this is a First Edition, Second Printing, but may, however, be a Mixed State.

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        Specimens of the flora of South Africa by a lady.

      London W. Nicol Shakespeare Press 1849 - First edition. Large folio (59 x 46 cm), subscription list, pictorial lithographed title, 8 lithographed plates and large floral tailpiece, all hand-coloured and heightened with gum arabic, modern green half morocco gilt preserving original green morocco label, a fine copy. Spectacular South African flora. Roupell (1817-1914) was married to an East India Company official In 1843, her husband was posted to the Cape for a period of service leave and she accompanied him. During her two-year stay in South Africa Roupell whiled away her leisure hours by painting the local flowers that happened to catch her eye. A visitor to the Cape, Nathaniel Wallich, who was at that time in charge of the Calcutta Botanical Garden, and happened to be a guest at the same Cape Town hotel as the Roupells, was struck by the quality of her work. The Roupells returned to Madras in 1845 where Arabella continued her botanical painting. When Wallich retired to London from Calcutta in 1846, he persuaded her to allow him to take along some of her paintings to show to Sir William Jackson Hooker. Hooker was delighted with her work and with Arabella's botanist brother-in-law, George Roupell, chose ten of the plates for publication. Having received the blessing of both Hooker and Wallich, the plates were handed to the eminent Victorian lithographer, Paul Gauci, who prepared the illustrations for the printer W. Nicol of the Shakespeare Press on Pall Mall. The descriptive text accompanying the plates was provided by William Henry Harvey, the Irish botanist. One hundred subscribers were listed, a large portion being from the Peerage, and not counting Victoria, Prince Albert and the Directors of the East India Company. The book was well received not only in England, but also on the Continent, where the author was elected a member of the Regensburg Society of Arts. The work is dedicated to Wallich in recognition of his 'flattering encouragement and scientific guidance' with 'every feeling of grateful and affectionate esteem'. It is thought that only 110 copies of the atlas folio were printed, making the work rare, expensive and highly desirable to collectors. Nissen BBI 1687; Great Flower Books p 74; Stafleu TL 29684 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The monuments of Nineveh. [WITH] A second series of the monuments of Nineveh, including bas-reliefs from the palace of Sennacherib and bronzes from the ruins of Nimroud.

      London John Murray and 1853 1849 - First editions, 2 volumes, large folio (first series portrait, second series landscape format). First work: additional chromo-lithographed title and 101 lithographed plates (numbered 1-100, 7a and 95a), mostly on india paper and mounted, 6 coloured and 6 printed in sepia, all mounted on guards, some small traces of old insect damage to a few plates, Second work: 71 lithographed plates, comprising 7 chromolithographed, 61 tinted and 3 plain. Contemporary half brown morocco gilt, brown morocco title label gilt to upper cover, spine in six compartments, letters to second, raised bands, top edge gilt; contemporary half red morocco, large pictorial and decorative vignette gilt to upper cover, neat repairs to joints and extremities,some light spotting, staining etc., a very good set. Luxurious publications detailing Layard's first and second excavations in Mesopotamia. The most luxurious publications on Mesopotamia published in Great Britain. Layard's interest in Nineveh began when he met the French consul Emil Botta in Mosul. Botta had been excavating the mounds opposite the city, which marked the site of the ruins of Nineveh, and Layard visited the site. Layard met the British ambassador to Turkey, Stratford Canning, who employed him as an unofficial traveller. Canning was interested in archaeology, and Layard's description of the mounds at Nineveh prompted him to finance his own expedition, superintended by Layard. The expeditions took place in 1846 and 1847, and were eventually part sponsored by the trustees of the British Museum. Hence, many of the sculptures were transported to England for the British Museum. (ODNB). Atabely 686 & 688. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sketches of the Royal Society and Royal Society Club

      First edition. Folding manuscript facsimile. 8vo. A fine copy in blind-embossed green cloth, spine gilt, unopened. 212,16ads.pp. London, John Murray,

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        Autograph letter signed to John Brett, with Brett's autograph reply

      1849. Very Good. Moigno, François Napoléon Marie (1804-84). A.L.s. to [John] Brett (1805-63), addressed to "Monsieur Brett Esq. inventeur du télégraph imprémant" (Mr. Brett Esq. inventor of the printing telegraph), with Brett's autograph reply on the recto of the address leaf. N.p., "22 dimanche," 1849. Brett's reply dated Paris, April 30, 1849. 2pp. 210 x 135 mm. Small hole where seal was broken, light soiling along folds. Provenance: Latimer Clark. The Abbé Moigno, an eminent mathematician, physicist and science writer, authored several works on telegraphy. His correspondent, John Brett, laid the first submarine telegraph cable (between England and France) in 1850, and was one of the founders of the Atlantic Telegraph Company. Moigno's letter to Brett, written the year before Brett laid his first submarine cable, asks Brett for news of his current researches ("N'avez-vous rien de nouveau Å• m'apprendre? Quand ferez-vous une nouvelle expérience?") and asks Brett to supply him with an electric battery for a M. Soleil ("M. Soleil n'ose pas me dire qu'il a absolument besoin de la pile, mais je m'en aperçois chaque jour. Pourriez vous fixer Å• peu prčs l'époque Å• laquelle vous pourrez la rendre"). Brett's response, written on the blank recto of the address leaf, says that he will be in Lille shortly and will meet with Moigno in person. Origins of Cyberspace 177.

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        HAND-BOOK FOR INTENDING EMIGRANTS TO THE SOUTHERN SETTLEMENTS OF NEW ZEALAND

      W.S.Orr and Co. 1849 - 3/4 leather with marbled boards,titles on plate on spine,Edge wear is light,spine leather is split either side of spine at top for 2cm.Block is tight and sound.clean and tidy copy.Appendix at rear and 12 pages of advertising at front.All you need to know about emigrating,what to take,the various areas in New Zealand,clothing,the people,climate,land regulations,housing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The night side of nature : or, Ghosts and ghost seers (2 volume set)

      T.C. Newby 1849 - 2 volume set. 698 pages; 21 cm. Bound in publisher's cloth. Hardcover. Newspaper woodcut portrait on volume 1 of a characature of a wide eyed Mrs. Crowe, writing on a coffin table, with a skull candle. Book plate of noted book collector, Paul S. Seybolt on front paste down. Contemporary signature of G. Musgrave, Eden Hall. 2nd ed. Sadlier 666 (citing 1st ed, 1848 printing). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        'CERVANTES' [in] PICTORIAL NATIONAL LIBRARY A Miscellany of Science, Art, and Literature Volume III July to December, 1849

      Boston: William Simonds, 1849. 1st appearance of Alger's piece (Bennett, p. 261; Gardner, p. 486). 1st volume edition, BFTP, of the PICTORIAL NATIONAL LIBRARY. Dark brown cloth binding with gilt stamped spine & gilt device to each board. AEG. Gilt bright. Square & tight. Light shelfwear, including two minute holes to front joint cloth. Period pos, bookplate & binder's ticket [J. R. Simonds / Boston] to front eps. Withal, a Nr Fine copy.. iv, [7] - 384 pp. Alger's work: pp 240 - 241 [November issue]. Text printed double column. Volume ilustrated with cuts & plates. Tall 8vo. 10" x 6-1/2" One of Alger's earliest appearances in print, when he is still but a lad of 17. Quite uncommon.

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        Mardi and a Voyage Thither, First Edition Usa

      Harper et Brothers 1849 - Mardi, (the Polynesian word meaning "the world") is Melville's philosophical novel recounting a voyage through fictional South Sea islands; it was a precursor to Moby Dick. Mardi (the Polynesian word meaning "the world") is Melville's first pure fiction work (while featuring fictional narrators, his previous novels were heavily autobiographical). It details (much like Typee and Omoo) the travelings of an American sailor who abandons his whaling vessel to explore the South Pacific. Unlike the first two, however, Mardi is highly philosophical and said to be the first work to show Melville's true potential. The tale begins as a simple narrative, but quickly focuses upon discourse between the main characters and their interactions with the different symbolic countries they encounter. While not as cohesive or lengthy as Moby-Dick, it shares a similar writing style as well as many of the same themes. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, issued in 1849 by Harper brothers a few days after the three-volume first edition in London by Richard Bentley. Publisher's embossed cloth with publisher's logo on plates and spine , inside is in good state, 757 p. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia, performed under the authority of Her Majesty's Government, during the years 1844, 5,and 6. Together with a Notice of the Province of South Australia in 1847. [With] Map of Captain Sturt's Route from Adelaide into the Centre of Australia, Constructed from his Original Protractions, and other Official Documents. By John Arrowsmith.

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1849. Two volumes, octavo, with the large separately-published folding map by Arrowsmith cased as a matching third volume; with a folding map in the text, two frontispieces and 14 plates (six plates coloured, several after John Gould and S.T. Gill); a fine set in a charming Morrell binding, for both text volumes and map case, of half olive morocco and marbled boards, top edges of the text volumes gilt. One of the most desirable books of inland exploration: only rarely seen with the separately published map, as here.Sturt's last and most important expedition, into the harsh interior of the continent, was one for which he had petitioned over many years. His goal was the discovery of an inland sea which he was convinced he could locate. Setting out along the Murray and Darling, Sturt travelled north to Preservation Creek in the Grey Range, where he was trapped for nearly six oppressive months after summer heat dried up all water in the surrounding country. After heavy rains he moved further north, trekking some five hundred miles into the centre of the continent. The party of fifteen then struggled across Sturt's Stony Desert only to be thwarted by the sand ridges of the Simpson Desert, forcing Sturt to retreat to Fort Grey and thence to Adelaide. The party suffered greatly from scurvy, losing its second-in-command, and Sturt himself survived on the return journey only by using Aboriginal foods.On his return Sturt was lauded as a national hero of extraordinary courage. He was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1847.This is a beautiful copy of the first edition, in a fine binding by Morrell. The very large separately-issued map is cleverly housed in a case exactly matching the bindings of the text volumes, in good imitation of the publisher's original portfolio. Provenance: Eric Cook; Kenneth Hince, Melbourne; Rodney Davidson, with bookplate. Occasional light spotting to the plates but generally in fine condition; small graze to spine of volume 1.

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

      Calcuta , 1849. Paperback. UsedGood. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (Lot of 11 copies) Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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        The Medical Remembrancer; or, Book of Emergencies: concisely pointing out the immediate remedies to be adopted in the first moments of danger from poisoning, drowning, apoplexy, burns & other accidents; with the tests for the principal poisons, and other useful information.

      John Churchill. 1849. 12mo. Uniquely rebound in full pale calf featuring a sutured wound to upper board, and the scattered names of text subjects printed in different colours, marbled endpapers, in a folding maroon cloth box with sections of bandage on inner covers with off-setting of 'blood' from the wound; pp. x + [11]-108; very clean, very good. Third edition, first published in 1837. A useful, popular but ordinary guide to emergency first aid and minor operations, treating every eventuality from poisoning to strangulation by way of leeches 'Escaped into the Stomach', is here rendered extraordinary by a grisly but beautifully executed twentieth century binding.

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        Mémoires de J.-F. Talma, écrits par lui-même, et recueillis et mis en ordre sur les papiers de sa famille par Alexandre Dumas.

      - Paris, Souverain, 1849-1850. 4 volumes in-8, demi-maroquin grenat à long grain, dos à 5 nerfs plats guillochés or, ornés de compartiments richement garnis de dentelles, palettes, filets et fers spéciaux losange ajouré entre-nerfs, titres dorés, datés en pied (reliure signée Stroobants ca 1900), 314 p., 297 p., 316 p. et 316 p. faux-titres et titres compris. Rarissime édition originale des ‘Mémoires’ de Talma, composés par Alexandre Dumas. Alexandre Dumas, qui avait une véritable vénération pour le célèbre tragédien relate dans sa préface les conditions dans lesquels il aurait reçu les papiers et manuscrits autobiographiques de Talma. L’acteur aurait confié ses papiers, peu avant sa mort (1826), à un de ses proches : le marquis de Pastoret. Celui-ci, qui n’aurait pas eu le loisir de les éditer, les restitua aux deux fils de Talma qui désignèrent Dumas pour mener ce travail à bien. Si la critique est divisée sur la part de la contribution de Dumas à ces ‘Mémoires’, tous sont d’accord pour affirmer qu’elle est très importante sinon intégrale. On doute que Dumas ne se soit contenté des modestes fonctions d'éditeur et l’on retrouve à chaque page son style inimitable, sa verve, son génie de la mise en valeur romanesque des péripéties biographiques et de l'exploitation des événements historiques en cette période mouvementée de l'histoire de France. Les deux premiers volumes sont à la date de 1849, le deux suivant 1850. Les faux-titres avec catalogue éditeur au verso ont été conservés. Seulement cinq exemplaires complets sont recensés dans le monde (WorldCat) en dehors de la BnF. (J. M. Quérard, ‘Les Supercheries littéraires dévoilées, III, col. 759. Reed, 263 pour un ensemble incomplet. Vicaire III, 387). Marges des premiers feuillets des quatre volumes anciennement restaurés sans perte de texte. Exemplaire soigneusement lavé, très bien relié par Stroobants. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ONE OF THE FIRST AND BEST SIMILITUDE ENVELOPES - USED AS AN ADVERTISING DUST JACKET FOR A LAMPOON OF NEW YORK LITERARY SOCIETY; A tromp l'oeil similitude envelope that served as a 'dust jacket' advertisement for Frances (Fanny) Sargent Osgood's booklet, A Letter About the Lions: a letter to Mabel in the country

      New York: :George P. Putnam, 1849. Unbound. Very good. Envelope only; no booklet. Despite its appearance to the contrary, this envelope was an elaborate tromp l'oeil ploy by George Putnam to market Frances Sargent Osgood's booklet lampooning scandals of the New York's literary scene. The 12½¢ stamp and the backflap seal were Putnam creations, and every part of the envelope was printed: the circular 12½¢ postmark handstamp, the fictitious address in Osgood's hand, Osgood's signature, Putnam's manuscript forwarding note, and the docketing by "Miss Montague." (See BAL 15319.) Some of the similitude's marketing subtleties might be lost on a customer of today: 1) The postal service was booming in 1849, and the use of a faux envelope as a marketing would have attracted attention. 2) The United States began issuing postage stamps in 1847; before that postmasters would apply a handstamp or manuscript marking indicating the cost of postage, in this case 12½¢. The faux stamp's indicia, which was almost identical to the indicia of the exceptionally popular first two U.S. postage stamps, also shows its cost as 12½¢; perhaps 12½¢ was the price of the booklet. 3) The alliterative address (Miss Mabel Montague, Montpelier, Montgomery County, Massachusetts) is 'written' in Osgood's hand, and it is 'signed' by her. 4) Putnam was preparing to release a collection of Osgood's poems the following year, so no doubt Putnam saw the publication of this booklet with its clever envelope as a way to keep her name before the literati. 5) The 'forwarding' of the envelope through Putnam clearly identified the publisher, and its fictional "Miss Mabel" addressee would have emphasized the single-female market that formed the bulk of Osgood's readers. 6) Miss Mabel's docketing, the stamp, and backflap seal, all depict or allude to "Lions," and the booklet, A Letter About the Lions, was a tongue-in-cheek reference to the "literary lions" of New York, one of who was Osgood's former love, Edgar Allan Poe. Francis "Osgood, a poet, was one of the most popular American authors of her time. She and Poe engaged in a passionate, possibly unconsummated, romance in which they publically exchanged-to the apparent indifference of their spouses-rather indiscreet poems Poe published in his Broadway Journal. Although their spouses may not have cared, another female poet spurned by Poe, Elizabeth F. Ellet, did, and she embarked on a poison-pen campaign scandalizing the relationship. Osgood, considered to be quite the coquette, had a number of other lovers including Rufus Wilmot Griswold, the journalist, editor, and critic who jealously attempted to destroy Poe's personal and literary reputation after his death in 1849. (For more information see DeBlois's "Trump l'Oeil 'Dust Jacket' 1849, Groten's "Cinderellas get a salute" in The American Stamp Dealer & Collector June 2008, and Benton's "Friends and Enemies: Women in the Life of Edgar Allan Poe" in Fisher's Myths and Reality: The Mysterious Edgar Allen Poe. Exceptionally scarce. Groton and DeBlois report that the Osgood envelope is the first literary and postal similitude and that there are only two known copies of which this is one.

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        Motifs De Decorations Cinquante Planches Imprimees En Couleur, Extraites Du Journal-Manuel De Peintures (Tome Premier, Tome Deuxieme)

      A. Morel, 1849-12-31. Hardcover. Good. Architectural decorative motifs, 50 chromolithographic plates. Folio, 51 x 37 cm. Bound in modern cloth. Library perforated stamp on title page. Some hand smudging. Additionally contains an original hand colored water color decoration at rear. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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        The Darien Papers, being a Selection of Original Letters and Official Documents. Edinburgh, Bannatyne Club

      1849 - First Edition. 4to, xxxii, 417pp, contemporary half-calf, top edge gilt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES

      firmin didot 1849 - les 14 volumes de 1849 reliure demi cuir édition des souscripteurs [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MORIR VIVIENDO EN LA ALDEA, Y VIVIR MURIENDO EN LA CORTE. Dedicado al insigne Manuel Pasqual, perpetuo voceador de las calles y passeos de Madrid.

      Reimpreso en Barcelona por Pablo Campins. Barcelona s.a. (final s. XVIII) . 15 cm. 4 h. 48 pág. Enc. en pergamino. Palau 1849 - 87.

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        Souvenirs d'Italie.

      Antwerpen, van Dieren, 1849. - circa 23 x 15,5 cm. Lith. Portrait, VIII, 540 SS., 2 Holzstich-Tafeln Auberginefarbenes Leder d. Zt mit reicher Rücken-, Deckel-, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, Goldschnitt, in vergoldeter Halblederkassette Prachtexemplar dieser Erinnerungen an eine Italienreise - vermutlich ein Geschenk des Autors oder Verlegers an den König Otto von Griechenland (1815-1867). Auf dem Vorsatz sein privates Exlibris (idiaitera bibliotheke. Tou basileos Othonos; graece). Aussergewöhnlich aufwendiger Lederband mit reicher floraler, ornamentaler und figürlicher Prägung in Gold und Farben. - Nur die Vorsätze mit Leimschatten, sonst sehr sauber und frisch. Die Schachtel etwas bestossen, der Einband selbst sehr frisch und dekorativ. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Four Gospels. Translated from the Latin Vulgate, and Diligently Compared with the Original Greek Text, Being a Revision of the Rhemish Translation, with Notes Critical and Explanatory, by Francis Patrick Kenrick, Bishop of Philadelphia.

      New York: Edward Dunigan and Brother 1849 - FIRST EDITION of the original volume of what would eventually become a complete revision of the Douay Rheims Bible. Kenrick was the only person other than Challoner who would publish a revision of the complete Douay Rheims text. Marbled and leather-cornered boards with slight loss at extremities. Spine in leather with six panels offset by raised and knurled bands; blind-tooled with gilt labels. Usual browning and spotting to text. General title has been repaired at lower right corner with no loss of text (see picture). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Mabinogion From the Llyfr Coch o Hergest and other Ancient Welsh manuscripts.

      London & Llandovery - Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans et al., 1849 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. An English translation of the earliest prose stories of Britishliterature. The Mabinogion were compiled in Middle Welsh in the 12th to 13th centuries from earlier oral traditions. The stories are ofdrama, philosophy, romance, tragedy, fantasy and humour. The first person to published the full collectionbi-lingually was Lady Charlotte Guest. Her first edition of the collection was issuedbetween 1838 and 1845. This translation of the work remained the standard edition until Gwyn Jonesand Thomas Jones translated the work in 1948. Illustrated, with20 plates total. This editioncontains pieces of work in Welsh, English and French. There are discussions of different versionsof tales in various Europeantongues such as German, Swedish and Icelandic. With the 1912 bookplate of the Earl of Cromer to the front pastedown. The plate was designed by J F Bradley. This bookplate belongs to Evelyn Cromer, a British statesman, diplomat and colonial administrator. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart with minor bumping to the extremities. Patches of rubbing to the head and tail of spine and to the raised bands. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, Earl of Cromer. Another bookplate to the verso of front endpaper with the initials ' D U R'. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with occasional light spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        [KODIAK ISLAND] Merkatorskaya karta Kadiakskogo Arkhipelaga, sostavlena Rossiiskoyu Amerikanskoyu kompanineyu po noveishym svedeniyam. 1849 [i.e. Mercator's Map of the Kodiak Archipelago Compiled by the Russian American Company, Based on the Newest Intelligence. 1849]

      St. Petersburg, 1849. Large copper engraved map 53x46 cm, includes ten insets; with the distance scales indicated both for the main map and the insets. Original fold marks, a tear neatly repaired, otherwise very good. Very rare interesting map of the Kodiak Archipelago issued in the Otchet Rossiisko-Amerikanskoi Kompanii za odin god, po 1 yanvarya 1849 goda [i.e. Annual Report of the Russian American Company for one year, up to 1 January, 1849]. The map represents the most accomplished survey of the archipelago at the time, with detailed and thorough mapping of its northern part, namely of Afognak, Shuyak, Marmot, Raspberry, Spruce, and other islands, and northern and central regions of the Kodiak Island; the Trinity Islands and Chirikov Island (southern part of the archipelago) are also mapped very precisely. The southern part of Kodiak island is outlined, but no details apart from the main capes are given. The map indicates the main capes, bays, mountains, native and Russian settlements - the latter with villages ('seleniya') distinguished from outposts ('odinochki'); depths are indicated in sazhens. The insets give detailed views of 1) a part of the Shelikof Strait; 2) Sitkalidak Strait; 3) southern part of the Kodiak Island; 4) south-eastern part of the Kodiak Island; 5) Ugak Bay; 6) southern part of the Afognak Island; 7) Spruce Island; 8) Woody Island; 9) Chiniak Bay; 10) Chiniak Cape. The map was prepared during the time of Mikhail Tebenkov (1802-1872) as the governor of Russian America and the Chief Administrator of the Russian American-Company (1845-1850). It was during this time that a wide scale effort of topographical survey of the north-west coast of America was undertaken, which resulted in the publication of the Atlas of the Northwest Coasts of America: from Bering Strait to Cape Corrientes and the Aleutian Islands (1825, 40 maps and views). Kodiak Archipelago, as well as Cook Inlet, Montague, Tugidak and Sitkinak Islands were surveyed and mapped by a native navigator Illarion Ivanovich Arkhimandritov (1820-1872) in 1846-1848. The results of his work were used during the publication of Tebenkov's ''Atlas''. Most likely, the map published in the Annual Report of the Russian American Company for 1848, was based on the same data, as it is dated the same year as two maps of the Kodiak Island in Tebenkov's Atlas - 1849. Lada-Mocarski on the Annual Reports of the Russian American Company (1843-1865, 21 issues): ''In 1842 the stockholders in St. Petersburg, expressed the wish to have the R.-A. Co. pay its dividends every year rather than every second year as was customary until then. For this reason, the company's management decided to publish printed annual reports and the first of these, covering the full year 1842, was issued early in 1843. This practice was followed through 1863 and afforded the shareholders, as well as others interested in the affairs of the company, much detailed and valuable information not otherwise available. Needless to say, this information was carefully selected and undoubtedly colored by the management's own views. Nevertheless, it provides both factual data and the company's interpretation of events in Russian America of utmost importance for the historian of that period. A complete set of these reports is almost impossible to procure now. Yet they are a rich mine of information, both textual and in the form of appended maps, views, etc., some of which are in color. Anyone interested in the original and contemporary source material on Alaska, for a period of some 20 consecutive years, would be well advised to seek out the libraries which have these reports and study them from cover to cover'' (Lada-Mocarski 118).

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

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

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        The Haunted Man. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION.

      New York: Harper & Brothers. [1849] - Text in two columns, final ad. leaf; rather spotted. Sewn as issued in orig. brown printed wrappers; sl. split at head of spine, old stab holes in inner margin. Contemp. signature of E.P. Philles on front wrapper. 34pp. Gimbel A120. Copac records BL only in UK. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Emma: a novel.

      Simms & McIntyre. (Parlour Library, no. XXV.) 1849 - Handsomely bound in recent half calf, spine ruled in gilt & with dark maroon morocco label, purple cloth boards. A v.g. attractive copy. Gilson E15. Without the Parlour Library series title, which is not usually present in rebound copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Motifs De Decorations Cinquante Planches Imprimees En Couleur, Extraites Du Journal-Manuel De Peintures (Tome Premier, Tome Deuxieme)

      A. Morel 1849 - Architectural decorative motifs, 50 chromolithographic plates. Folio, 51 x 37 cm. Bound in modern cloth. Library perforated stamp on title page. Some hand smudging. Additionally contains an original hand colored water color decoration at rear. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KODIAK ISLAND] Merkatorskaya karta Kadiakskogo Arkhipelaga, sostavlena Rossiiskoyu Amerikanskoyu kompanineyu po noveishym svedeniyam. 1849 [i.e. Mercator's Map of the Kodiak Archipelago Compiled by the Russian American Company, Based on the Newest Intelligence. 1849]

      St. Petersburg 1849 - Large copper engraved map 53x46 cm, includes ten insets; with the distance scales indicated both for the main map and the insets. Original fold marks, a tear neatly repaired, otherwise very good. Very rare interesting map of the Kodiak Archipelago issued in the Otchet Rossiisko-Amerikanskoi Kompanii za odin god, po 1 yanvarya 1849 goda [i.e. Annual Report of the Russian American Company for one year, up to 1 January, 1849]. The map represents the most accomplished survey of the archipelago at the time, with detailed and thorough mapping of its northern part, namely of Afognak, Shuyak, Marmot, Raspberry, Spruce, and other islands, and northern and central regions of the Kodiak Island; the Trinity Islands and Chirikov Island (southern part of the archipelago) are also mapped very precisely. The southern part of Kodiak island is outlined, but no details apart from the main capes are given. The map indicates the main capes, bays, mountains, native and Russian settlements - the latter with villages ('seleniya') distinguished from outposts ('odinochki'); depths are indicated in sazhens. The insets give detailed views of 1) a part of the Shelikof Strait; 2) Sitkalidak Strait; 3) southern part of the Kodiak Island; 4) south-eastern part of the Kodiak Island; 5) Ugak Bay; 6) southern part of the Afognak Island; 7) Spruce Island; 8) Woody Island; 9) Chiniak Bay; 10) Chiniak Cape. The map was prepared during the time of Mikhail Tebenkov (1802-1872) as the governor of Russian America and the Chief Administrator of the Russian American-Company (1845-1850). It was during this time that a wide scale effort of topographical survey of the north-west coast of America was undertaken, which resulted in the publication of the Atlas of the Northwest Coasts of America: from Bering Strait to Cape Corrientes and the Aleutian Islands (1825, 40 maps and views). Kodiak Archipelago, as well as Cook Inlet, Montague, Tugidak and Sitkinak Islands were surveyed and mapped by a native navigator Illarion Ivanovich Arkhimandritov (1820-1872) in 1846-1848. The results of his work were used during the publication of Tebenkov's ''Atlas''. Most likely, the map published in the Annual Report of the Russian American Company for 1848, was based on the same data, as it is dated the same year as two maps of the Kodiak Island in Tebenkov's Atlas - 1849. Lada-Mocarski on the Annual Reports of the Russian American Company (1843-1865, 21 issues): ''In 1842 the stockholders in St. Petersburg, expressed the wish to have the R.-A. Co. pay its dividends every year rather than every second year as was customary until then. For this reason, the company's management decided to publish printed annual reports and the first of these, covering the full year 1842, was issued early in 1843. This practice was followed through 1863 and afforded the shareholders, as well as others interested in the affairs of the company, much detailed and valuable information not otherwise available. Needless to say, this information was carefully selected and undoubtedly colored by the management's own views. Nevertheless, it provides both factual data and the company's interpretation of events in Russian America of utmost importance for the historian of that period. A complete set of these reports is almost impossible to procure now. Yet they are a rich mine of information, both textual and in the form of appended maps, views, etc., some of which are in color. Anyone interested in the original and contemporary source material on Alaska, for a period of some 20 consecutive years, would be well advised to seek out the libraries which have these reports and study them from cover to cover'' (Lada-Mocarski 118).

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        Shirley: A Tale [in 3 volumes]

      Smith, Elder and Co, London 1849 - 3 volumes all 1st editions, 1st printings [Wise (6) page 22] in later, superior three-quarter blue/green Morocco bindings by Zaehnsdorf, London with marbled cloth covered boards and gilt titles and publication date to spine. The page block top edges are in gilt and still very bright. The bindings are entirely unworn including at joints with leather at spines slightly faded. All bindings are square and sound. Internally marbled endpapers in very good condition with no inscriptions and just light staining/tide marks in volumes 1 and 2 occasionally but not at all in volume 3. Issued without half-titles; complete with publisher's ads bound in at rear of volumes 1 [16 pages dated October 1849] & volume 3 [3 pages] as well as publisher's original front cover and spine bound in at rear of each volume. A lovely set that would enhance any library. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poor Laws Union 1850 Vol. XXVI]

      William Clowes - 1849. "Second Report of the Commissioners For Inquiring into the Number and Boundaries of Poor-Law Unions and Electoral Divisions in Ireland". Published during the famine. Rebound in 1934, with new endpapers. Bookplate on inside cover. 655pp. Mild dulling but very good condition o/w. The Great Famine. An Gorta Mor. 19th Century Ireland. First edition copy. . . . . [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Bad Ems, 4. IX. 1849. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An den Leipziger Verleger Hermann Härtel (1803-75), geschrieben während eines Kuraufenthalts in Bad Ems. Nach dem vergeblichen Versuch, Chopin für sich als Ehemann zu gewinnen, beendete Lind 1849 ihre Opernkarriere. Offenbar ist sie danach erst einmal auf Kur gegangen, zunächst nach Schlangenbad, wie sie schreibt, dann sei sie für "5 Wochen in Ems gewesen" und beabsichtige nun, nach Meran weiterzureisen. Bei Härtel, dessen Schreiben sie "durch Mme Mendelssohn Bartholdy" erreicht habe, bedankt sie sich für ein zugesandtes Goethe-Porträt. "Sie haben wohl recht geehrter Herr Doktor da Sie vermuthen daß es eine Freude für mich war die Mme Mendelssohn zu sehen! - es sind sehr wenige Wesen auf der Welt zu welchen ich mich so hingezogen fühle als gerade zu ihr, und niemals werde ich den Genuß vergessen die Wittwe unseres unsterblichen 'Felix' so lieben und achten zu können und zu gleicher Zeit dem Himmel danken daß Er, der reinste Mensch den ich jemals getroffen - gerade die Einzige Frau gefunden, die recht würdig war, ein solches Wesen durch's kurze Leben zu begleiten!" - Jenny Lind verband mit Mendelssohn Bartholdy eine innige Freundschaft, vielleicht sogar Liebesbeziehung. Liest man diese Briefe an Härtel, wird in jedem Fall deutlich, daß es sich bei Lind um mehr als nur einfache Zuneigung gehandelt haben muß.

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        Von den Namen der Vasenbildner in Beziehung zu ihren bildlichen Darstellungen. Mit acht und fünfzig Bildwerken auf neun und Hälfte farbigen Erläuterungstafeln.

      Berlin, Druckerei der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften 1849 - in-4 carré, [2]-46-17-25 pp., avec 9 planches hors-texte (dont 4 en couleurs), demi-veau blond, dos lisse cloisonné en long, pièce de titre noire en long, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. Contient les deux études complémentaires (en pagination séparée, mais faisant partie de la notice) : Die Vasenmaler Euthymides und Euphronios - Die Vasenbildner Panphaios. Le Silésien Theodor Sigismund Panofka (1800-1858) est connu comme le premier érudit à avoir entrepris une étude systématique de la poterie grecque antique, en dépit de jugements parfois hâtifs : ayant effectué le voyage de Rome dès 1823, à la suite de ses études à l'Université de Berlin, il y fonda dès 1824 le groupe dit des "Hyperboréens" (Hyperboreisch-römische Gesellschaft), avec le peintre Otto Magnus von Stackerlberg, l'historien Eduard Gerhard et le collectionneur August Kestner. Tous devaient s'illustrer dans la connaissance de l'Antiquité classique. Envoi autographe de l'auteur au duc de Luynes sur les premières gardes, Un seul exemplaire au CCF (BnF). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Travels In the Interior Of Brazil, Through The Northern Provinces, And The Gold and Diamond Districts, In the Years 1836-1841. In very good original cloth.

      Reeve, Benham, And Reeve, London 1849 - 8vo. A very good copy of the second edition (first was 1846) in the original blue cloth gilt; original yellow endpapers; all edges gilt. There is a little rubbing and the gutters are a little weak - a very good copy. xviii, 428pp.; complete with tinted lithograph frontispiece and engraved map. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Festgesang". Autograph musical manuscript signed.

      Graz, June 1849. - Oblong folio. Title, 6 numbered pp. on folded sheets. Ink on paper. Sewn. Song for Soprano and Alto with piano accompaniment ("Hör, o Würdigster, der Kinder Dankeswort"), entitled "Festgesang für 2 Singstimmen mit Begleitung des Pianoforte componirt von Anselm Hüttenbrenner mpr. Grätz 1849" (above the notes: "Worte u. Musik von Anselm Hüttenbrenner mpr., im Juni 1849"). From Hüttenbrenner's late period, when he had already retreated from the Steiermärkischer Musikverein to his Rosenegg estate near Graz. "After his wife's death in 1848, he gradually sank into the habits of a recluse [.] His compositions include operas, sacred and secular vocal music, symphonies, overtures, chamber music, keyboard music and solo songs; few of his works were published, though most survive in MS. Many of his songs are melodious and have accompaniments that reflect the text; they appear to have been modelled on Beethoven's songs, rather than those of Schubert" (New Grove VIII, 829). - Traces of vertical folds. Collector's acquisition notes (dated 6 Dec. 1880) on verso of final leaf; title stamped by the Graz organist and Mozart scholar Ludwig Carl Seydler (cf. ÖBL XII, 207): "Lud. C. Seydler in Graz / Domorganist".

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        Impresiones de un Viage de Mexico a Washington en Octubre y Noviembre de 1848

      Nueva-York: Impr. de W.G. Stewart, 1849. Very Good. First edition. Printed orange glazed wrappers. 54pp. Age toning on wrappers, small nicks and tears, a very good copy. Rosa was an advocate for peace after the Mexican-American War, and as the Mexican Minister for Relations, helped to insure that Mexico would abide by the Treaty of Guadalupe. Sabin 39065.

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        Autograph note signed; "Uhland," June 25, 1849

      - Single leaf, approx. 6-1/2 X 3-1/2 in. written on one side; ink notation in another hand on the other side. Note on which Uhland orders a volume of "Geistliche Lieder" from a bookseller in Nördlingen. Ludwig Uhland (1787-1862) set aside his early poetical inclinations to pursue a career in liberal politics and scholarship. A member of the Frankfurter Nationalversammlung following the revolutions of 1848, he would become a professor at Tübingen, where he helped establish the field of modern German literary studies. Folded twice, few smudges and faint spots. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Gedenkstätte Heldenberg ('Radetzkys Ruhestätte zu Wetzdorf. Gedenkblatt der ruhmvollen k.k. östreichischen Armee in Ehrfurcht gewidmet von Lepie sc.').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Jankowsky n. Lepie, n. 1849, 39,5 x 52,5 Nicht bei Nebehay-Wagner, Bibliographie Altösterreichischer Ansichtenwerke! - Zeigt die 1849 von Joseph Pargfrieder in seinem Schlosspark bei Kleinwetzdorf errichtete Gedenkstätte.

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        Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe mit Blick ins Ahrtal ('Altenahr').

      - kol. Lithographie v. John David Glennie (sig. IDG) aus Views of the Continent b. Hullmandel & Walton in London, 1849, 25 x 33,5 (Schmitt, Die illustrierten Rhein-Beschreibungen, 87, 2)

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        Diario del viage explorador de las corbetas españolas "Descubierta" y "Atrevida" en los años de 1789 à 1794.

      [Montevideo:] Ejercito,, 1849. Octavo in quarter sheets (205 x 145 mm). Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked in brown morocco, dark red morocco corners, edges sprinkled blue. Decorative floral border throughout. From the collection of Kenneth Back, meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey from 1963 to 2002 and recipient of the distinguished Fuchs Medal in 1979 and the Polar Medal the following year, with his bibliographical notes laid in. Extremities very lightly rubbed, a few small marks towards top edges of boards (perhaps from varnish), text-block toned as usual, sigs. 45-55 browned, light spotting to contents pages and very occasionally to text, very short closed tear to gutter of front free endpaper, upper outer corner of sig. 13 eroded, sigs. 29[a] and [b] transposed, small spill-burns causing minute holes to fore margin of sig. 52, and to lower margins of sigs. 84-5, the text never affected, faint creasing to lower outer corners of sigs. 64-7, sig. 85 shaved at head, partially cropping pagination. Overall a very good copy of a fragile publication. First and only edition of the first published account of "Spain's greatest scientific voyage of exploration to the South Seas in the eighteenth century" (Hill). Rare: 20 copies in libraries world-wide (none in the United Kingdom) but just a handful of copies traced at auction. Lada-Mocarski considered that "[Viana's] diary is of immense value. It is the only full and detailed printed account of Malaspina's voyage from California to Alaska by one of the participants". The author was an ensign on the expedition and later settled in Uruguay, where his account was printed on the travelling press of the army besieging Montevideo during the war between Argentina and Uruguay, which partially explains its great scarcity today. Setting out in 1789 and returning to Cadiz five years later, Italian-born Alessandro Malaspina, accompanied by Bustamente y Guerra, sailed throughout the Pacific, exploring and mapping much of the west coast of the Americas from Cape Horn to the Gulf of Alaska, then across to the Philippines, with stops in Australia and New Zealand. While the Malaspina expedition was planned as the Spanish answer to Cook and La Pérouse, the ill-advised involvement of the commander in a court intrigue once back in Madrid led to his imprisonment and the complete suppression of the planned official account, including its scientific results. "The results of his expedition, which included sixty crates of specimens for the Madrid Museum, were lost in the archives and not fully investigated for another eighty years, when Pedro de Novo y Colson published an edited version of his journal … A comprehensive edition of Malaspina's journal did not appear until 1990" (Howgego). Viana's account is also of considerable Australian importance. The Spanish visit to Port Jackson came only five years after the foundation of the colony and caused considerable interest in Sydney: Collins, for example, gives an extended account of their visit. One expedition member wrote to Sir Joseph Banks of "the very extraordinary humanity and kindness with which the English in their new Colony welcomed us" and while there the scientists made good use of their time. The artists also made a very fine series of drawings at Port Jackson, a valuable record of the state of the colony and including the only known depictions of convicts at that period. Viana's extended account of Sydney at this crucial time is one of very few published (and unpublished) accounts of the infant colony by an independent eyewitness. The Port Jackson section occupies pp. 258–66 here. It was not republished until 1967 when a small edition of the section on Port Jackson was published by the Australian Documentary Facsimile Society.

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