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        Rhododendron Candelabrum, Hook.fil

      1849- 1851. Lithograph, handcolored, image approximately 14 x 11 1/2 inches on sheet size 19 x 14 inches. Very good condition. An exquisite botanical image of a flowering rhododendron branch with figures showing the stamen, pistil, and cross section of the ovule(?) This is plate XXIX from Joseph Dalton Hooker's Rhododendrons of the Sikkim-Himalaya. The large folio size of this work and the very fine lithography by W.H. Fitch produce very evocative, beautiful and scientifically accurate images. Printed by Reeve & Nichols. .

      [Bookseller: oldimprints.com]
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        Practical Fly-Fishing: Founded on Nature, and Tested by the Experience of Nearly Forty Years, in Various Parts of the United Kingdom. With Instructions for Imitating All the Most Useful Flies. {The John Gerard Heckscher Copy with Three of his Bookplates}.

      - London. Published for the Author by Simpson & Marshall, Stationers' Hall Court. 1849. First Edition. 12mo. (6 ½ x 4). iv, 66 pp. Text vignettes. With three bookplates of the noted nineteenth century angling book collector John Gerard Heckscher, two of which were designed by Tiffany & Company. 'Also Remarks on Fly-Rods, the Best Woods for Them, and the Best Way of Making Them, etc.' Includes chapters Anecdote of a Woodland Fisher - Artificial Flies - Hints on Fly Fishing - The Spring Black - The March Brown - The Spring Dun - The Ruddy Fly - The Cowdung Fly - The Little Chap - The Iron Blue - Cock's Hackles - On Fly Rods - How to Make Rods at Home, etc. The book is bound in early twentieth century half green calf with gilt title on the spine. Marbled end papers. Top edge gilt. Three bookplates by John Heckscher and also two small address labels of Earl Rosecrans, also a well-known Southern California angling book collector. A clean, bright example of the very scarce first edition. Very good.

      [Bookseller: Bruce Cave Fine Books, IOBA.]
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        Night

      London: B. Gambart & Co, and Goupil, Vibert & Co. of Paris, 15 March 1849. Grey-toned aquatint, by J. Harris, 'Gambart & Co. London' blindstamp to lower left (expert repairs to upper margin). 17 3/4 x 27 3/4 inches. 32 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches. A large scale print of a brilliantly realised moonlight farmyard. 'Night' is a beautifully engraved image from John Frederick Herring's series of farm scenes. Herring is an outstanding and imaginative artist who at an early age showed an aptitude for handling both riding whip and pencil. At a young age, fate took Herring to the Doncaster races where he saw the Duke of Hamilton's horse, William, win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal- painting, in which he subsequently excelled. In addition to being a successful horse painter, Herring made his livelihood as a coachman, and for some time drove the Highflyer coach between London and York. When eventually he retired as a coachman he immediately obtained numerous commissions and was able to devote himself entirely to his art. Herring had no education in art until he definitely set up as an artist, when he worked for a short time in the studio of Abraham Cooper, R.A. He painted an immense number of racing, coaching, and other sporting subjects, many of which were published by the sporting printsellers and the sporting magazines. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists; he was elected a member of the latter society in 1841. While in later life he painted a number of subject-pictures, it was as a portrait-painter of racehorses that Herring earned his fame, and no great breeder or owner of racehorses is without some treasured production of Herring's brush.

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        The Life And Voyages Of Christopher Columbus; Together With The Voyages Of His Companions

      John Murray, 1849. A New and Revised Edition. Hardcover. Very good/No Dj. VGC.Three volume set.John Murray,1849.A New and Revised Edition.Brown hardbacks(gilt lettering to the spine, some dents,ink marks and nicks on the covers and spines,small tear and mark on the edges of the spine for vol III) in VGC, no Dj cover.Illustrated with 2 large b/w folded maps inside the back covers for vol I and II.Ex-monastic library set with a stamp on the front endpaper,library sticker inside the front cover,library shelf number on the spines.Nice and clean pages with some ink marks,aged and slightly tainted on the outer edges,some foxing marks,creases,nicks and ink marks on the edges of the pages,previous owner name and small inscription written inside the edges of the front covers for all three volumes,foxing marks inside the last blank pages of the books.The books are in VGC for its age with some shelf wear.1438pp including Preface,index and 16 pages with books published during the present season(1849).A collectable 3 volume set.Heavy books.

      [Bookseller: Alpha 2 Omega Books]
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        OREGON AND CALIFORNIA IN 1848...INCLUDING RECENT AND AUTHENTIC INFORMATION ON THE SUBJECT OF THE GOLD MINES OF CALIFORNIA

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849.. Two volumes bound in one: 393; 379pp. plus folding map with contemporary color and twelve plates. Without the sixteen pages of ads. Later three quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, raised bands. Boards lightly rubbed and edgeworn. Very clean internally. An attractive copy, with the map in exceptionally nice condition. "Thornton was one of the real pioneers of Oregon and California, arriving in Oregon in 1846. He has always been considered a good authority, and this work is among the best of the times. The first printed account of the sufferings of the Donner party is found in this volume. The map accompanying Thornton's work is the famous Colton map of the Western United States, including Oregon, California, and Texas" - Wheat. The twelve illustrations, all engravings, show scenes from Thornton's observations on the Oregon Trail, and imaginative renditions of the demise of the Donner party. WAGNER-CAMP 174:1. HOWES T224, "aa." MINTZ 466. GRAFF 4143. SABIN 95630. STREETER SALE 3155. KURUTZ 632a. ZAMORANO 80, 74. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 208. COWAN, p.638. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 73. MATTES 204. MINTZ 466. ROCQ 16107. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 593.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A TREATISE IN THE DISEASES AND SURGICAL OPERATIONS OF THE MOUTH

      1849. JOURDAIN, M. A TREATISE IN THE DISEASES AND SURGICAL OPERATIONS OF THE MOUTH, AND PARTS ADJACENT: WITH NOTES OF INTERESTING CASES, ANCIENT AND MODERN. 2 VOLUMES. Baltimore: American Society of Dental Surgeons, 1849. 233 + 7-8, pp. 237-410, complete. Together with: BOND, Thos. E. A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON DENTAL MEDICINE, BEING A COMPENDIUM OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, AS CONNECTED WITH THE STUDY OF DENTAL SURGERY. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1851. 307 pp. 8vo., half black morocco stamped in gilt, raised bands, marbled paper covered boards. Boards and leather quite worn, scraped. Ex-library with usual markings. Appears to be the first English translation of Jourdain's 1778 work, complete in two volumes, with a third volume by Bond bound in. Front hinge cracked, front board and spine nearly detached. Occasional dampstaining to margins. A few pages have shallow chips, not affecting text. No illustrations. As is.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        English Botany; or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with their essential characters, synonyms, and places of growth [7 volume 'Short Third' or Small Edition]

      LONDON: C E Sowerby , 1849 The extremely rare 'Short Edition' in 7 volumes issued between 1849 and 1854. The title page to Vol I states '2nd edition' and the preface refers to the 'second or Small Edition' in 7 volumes. The remaining 6 volumes have 'third edition' on their title pages - creating confusion about the correct collation of this scarce intermediary edition between the 12 volume second edition and the 12 volume third edition. Vol 7 of this set has an advert which announces the publisher's plans to issue a new 12 volume set on superior paper and with fully coloured plates. It is this that best distinguishes the two 'third editions' - the short 7 volume set is a reissue of the 12 volume second edition, with fewer, partially coloured, plates. The full third edition has plates that are fully coloured. The other distinguishing feature is that the plates were rearranged systematically for the short edition so all the plates have dual numbering - retaining the original number sequence from the second edition with new numbering for their systematic reordering. The dual numbers do not appear in the 12 volume third edtion. In half leather with marbled board bindings (all page edges marbled) - vol 3 has been rebound in the same style; the remaining 6 volumes have been rebacked at some point to retain as much of the original spine with gilt compartments as possible. All the boards of these 6 are showing wear. The original endpapers have been retained on the 6, but with a large segment of tape at the joints which makes the volumes fairly tight to open. Vol II has a split in the stitching at p 2 and the title page has been relaid on stiffer paper. Vol I, 193 + 28 bis plates - all with contemporary neat and informative ink inscriptions at the bottom giving localities and other useful data. Vol II, 185 + 20 bis plates - again with contemporary ink inscriptions at the bottom. Vol III, 201 + 18 bis plates - ink as above to some plates. Vol IV, 166 + 24 bis plates. Vol V 232 + 11 bis plates. Vol VI, 209 + 8 bis plates - lacking plate 1149. Vol VII, 215 + 40 bis plates. Contents generally clean and plates well-coloured. There is occasional scholarly pencil annotation and the odd mark. As the plates are not tissue-guarded there is some offsetting to the reverse of the preceding plate. Some pages have very light brown toning.

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        Der Badische Wehrstand seit dem Siebenzehnten Jahrhundert bis zu Ende der Franzosischen Revolutionskriege. Bilder Deutschen Wehrstandes. Mit Zeichnungen von Feodor Dietz, Lucian Reich und Moritz von Schwind

      Karlsruhe: Herder'sche Buch Handlung, 1849 Believed first edition. All text in German. 310 pages. With 8 full page color illustrations depicting various soldiers and the colors of their uniforms, a full page color map, a fold out chart, and many large decorative initials at the beginning of chapters, as well as several black and white illustrations. With a blank endpaper, half title, title page, secondary title pages following the title page, a table of contents, 310 pages of text and a rear blank endpaper. Collated and complete. A history of the Baden (Germany) Army, an imperial army at the service of the Holy Roman Empire, from its inception in the seventh century to the French Revolution. In GOOD condition. Bound in a rather unattractive marbled light and dark board with a brown cloth backstrip. Handwritten title label on the spine. Moderate to heavy scuffing to the covers, especially to the rear. Minor soiling. Spine darkened and soiled with some chipping to the head and foot, resulting in very minor loss of cloth. Extremities scuffed and bumped, especially to the corners. The interior is solid, with the table of contents pages browned, as well as pages 249 to the end. They appear to have been made to a different consistency. Page 159 had been TORN almost along the gutter and was repaired by a previous owner with tape which has yellowed. This page also has a 3 inch piece of tape along the center fore edge. The illustration following this page was also TORN and repaired in the same manner, with now very yellowed tape. Minor sporadic foxing to most of the pages, with heavier foxing to the pages following page 249. Page 286 has 2 small arrows in pen in the margin and very minor notations in the text. No other notations were found. Solid copy of this work in GOOD condition. Photos available upon request.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

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        THE POETICAL WORKS

      London: Edward Moxon, 1849. New and Revised Edition. Hardcover. Very minor rubbing to spine tips and one volume with a few tiny nicks in the raised bands. A close to Fine, pretty little set. Seven small octavo (4" x 6-1/2") volumes bound in 3/4 black morocco by Worsfold and marbled boards with gilt rules and all edges gilt; the spine with five raised bands, gilt lettering, and three red morocco floral inlays. Frontispiece portrait in the first volume.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Narratives of Voyages Towards the North-West in Search of a Passage to Cathay and India 1496 to 1631 with Selections from the Early Records of the Honourable the East India Company and from Mss. In the British Museum

      London: Hakluyt Society 1849, 1st Edition. () [4]+fold out, [xx],259pp. Very good. Octavo. Original blue, blind stamped cloth. Cover ornament in gilt with spine title in same. Minor fading to spine; corners slightly bent. Dust soil to upper text block edge. Haklyut Society catalogue added in front; interior hinge cracked at addition point. Interior fold out map in front with second fold out PG 97. Some browning to text block edges; minor foxing. No. 5 of works issued by the Haklyut Society; covers early voyages in search of the North-West Passage including Cabot and Martin Frobisher. Rare in first..

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        Just A Woman

      [Whidbey Island, WA. 2012]. Artist&#39;s book, one of 12 copies only, each signed and numbered by the artist, all on 1-ply museum board (triple layered), the figure of Marian Anderson made from 100% black cotton rag, a series of double-sided paper dolls, with the faces of the women on photo paper, and their costumes of Liberty Lawn fabrics. Page size: (the figures are the pages so 24pp.) each figure about 10 inches tall, those with hats about 11 inches; box holding base and two trays of paper dolls is 12-7/8 x 14.5 x 3 inches; triangular display stand is 13-3/8 x 13-3/8 x 13-3/8 inches; 12 inches high from bottom edge of base to tip of triangle. Dealing with the achievements of American women, Ms. Wascher-James has created a "show-and-tell" display of figures of notables, with facsimiles of the U.S. postage stamps signifying their iconic status (printed on special paper for longevity), mounted on the front of the figure. The text below the stamp is printed on special fabric in Perpetua Titling-bold-6pt. On the reverse is a larger text again printed on fabric in the same font further detailing that woman&#39;s achievements. Housed in a blue cloth over boards clamshell box, yellow gros-grain ribbon on top with title printed on white fabric collaged on to fabric blouse and pants all Liberty Lawn fabrics in blues and reds on white grounds, the figures of the 12 women are placed flat within board guides. There are three across and two deep, and there are two such boards. Also enclosed is a triangular mounting board, along with a diagram showing the placement of the women within the stand. When mounted, the women are joined at the hand to create an accordion that is double sided. Elizabeth Blackwell, Edith Wharton, Frances Perkins, Mary Cassatt, Abigail Adams, Marion Anderson, and Belva Lockwood all have on dresses or suits of Liberty Lawn fabric and their is lace incorporated on the clothing. They alternate with Martha Gelhorn, Rachel Carson, Dorothea Lange, Jacqueline Cochran, and Katherine Hepburn who are in pants and blouses or jackets in Liberty Lawn fabric. For example, the Elizabeth Blackwell image (on side with stamp) reads, "In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to achieve a medical degree in the United States." On the reverse, the text reads, "In 1857, Elizabeth Blackwell opened the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, a full scale hospital. Then in 1868, she established a women&#39;s medical college at the infirmary to train women physicians. The remainder of her life was devoted to the promotion of hygiene and preventive medicine." The The "chain" of American women - portrayed in paper dolls with their postage stamps pictured and with text elaborating their accomplishments dressed in Liberty Lawn fabrics is an unusual book structure. Much like the accomplishments of these ground- breaking women, it defies categorization but is to be admired. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/10556.jpg >Image.</A><br>

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        EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY. PRESENTATION COPY

      London, from the Philosphical Transactions, printed by Richard Taylor, 1849.. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, number 22 for 1849, Twenty-second Series. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, a few small text illustrations, pages: title page, 1-41, [1 - blank], bound in pale brown wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never been read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (23 April 1792 - 28 February 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. From Wikipedia. See: Faraday&#39;s Correspondence letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        New York: Past, Present and Future; Comprising a History of the City of New York, A Description of its Present Condition, and an Estimate of its Future Increase

      G.P. Putnam, 1849. Hardcover. Good. G.P. Putnam, 1849. Publisher's gilt red cloth. 20 cm. Collation: [2], viii, [9]-125, [1], 24, 29, [1], 180 p., [20] leaves of plates : ill.; 20 cm. Foldout map of New York. Many pages of adds. All edges gilt. Foxing. Head and tail of spine chipped. Hail New York, Emperor of American cities: "Cities, as well as empires, after a successful rise and a period of glory, are destroyed by some convulsion, or gradually sink to decay. We have therefore confined our estimates to a period within which New-York seems as free from such dangers as human foresight can conceive. If her foreign commerce should be crippled or destroyed by war, her internal trade and other resources would be means of preservation and prosperity. If the ravages of ravages of pestilence or fire should desolute her borders, new population and capital would at once cover the breach. If civil commotions should rend the great American confederacy into separate republics, she is too power to fear dissolution in the conflict, and would still be the great metropolis of the continent. And she is too near the infancy of her growth, to experience, within the period of our estimates, the decline common to all cities and nations. Whatever may be her lot in future ages, New-York is doubtless destined to become the commercial emporium of the world." pp. 125.

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        IL MONETARIO DEL COMMERCIO

      [Milan. 1849].. 482pp. including numerous illustrations. Engraved titlepage. Contemporary three- quarter green morocco and green pebbled cloth, gilt-lettered spine. Gilt ornamental endpapers. Minor browning. Very good. A presentation copy, inscribed from the author to an unnamed person, dated 1861, on front fly leaf. A fine work on numismatics, with engravings of 684 silver and 563 gold coins from around the world. Contains numerous samples of North and South American coinage. The author was for many years a missionary to Indian tribes in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and wrote a book (now very rare) about his employment there. A lovely work. Rare. Not on OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Historie of Travaile into Virginia Britannia; expressing the Cosmographie and Comodities of the Country, together with the Manners and Customes of the People. Gathered and observed as well by those who went first thither as collected by William Strachey, Gent., the first Secretary of the Colony

      London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1849. First edition. Cloth. Spine a bit sunned, wear to head of spine, small institutional bookplate to front pastedown; endpapers at hinges ragged and re-glued, else a very good unopened (uncut) copy. Map about fine. 8vo. Illus. with 5 plates,1 facsimile, and 1 folding map. From British Library, Sloane MS 1622. "The author, of whom almost nothing is certainly known, was evidently a person of some importance in Virginia during the period of which he writes,--- from 1610 to 1612. Book I., pp. 23 to 133, is almost wholly occupied with a description of the Indians of Virginia, their customs and peculiarities. It was written probably some years before Captain John Smith?s General History of Virginia, and is more especially remarkable as having afforded Mr. Deane and Mr. Niel the data to charge the name of Pocahontas with infamy. The following passage will scarcely be considered sufficient evidence to convict the Indian maiden: ?Their younger women goe not shadowed amongst their owne companie, until they be nigh eleaven, or tuelve returnes of the leafe old, nor are they very much ashamed thereof, and therefore would the before remembered Pochahontas, a well featured, but wanton yong girle, Powhatuns daughter, sometymes resorting to our port, of the age then of eleven or twelve yeares, get the boys forth with her into the markett place, and make them wheele falling on their hands turning up their heeles upwards, whome she would followe and wheele so her self, naked as she was, all the fort over, but being once twelve yeares, they put on a kind of seme-cinctum lethern apron before their bellies, and are very shamefact to be scene bare.? On the modern interpretation of the word wanton, rests almost all the weight of the arguments against Pochahontas? chastity. A word used two centuries ago, like ?wench,? ?quean,? and many other terms, since degraded by use to reproach, is here in the sense of saucy, hoydenish, reckless, and other kindred terms indicating boldness and want of propriety. Like other native girls she was incapable of viewing her nudity with shame, because her youth forbid the association of sexual indulgence, or even desire, with it," (Field, Indian Bibliography, p. 383). Sabin 92664. Field 1514. Pilling 3764. Howes S1053.

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        MARDI and a Voyage Thither

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. 2 volumes. First edition. 8vo, publishers original blind-stamped purple cloth, with elaborate blind-stamped decorative tooling on covers and spine, lettering and Harper&#146;s logo in gilt to the spine panel. Housed in a pleasing dark green morocco solander case, the volumes each with their own chemise. xii, 365; xii, 387 pp., 8 pp. ads. An unusually fine copy and a very handsome pair, beautifully preserved. The cloth is bright and clean and essentially without fading, some of the typical offsetting to the pastedown and free-fly. RARE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH IN UNUSUALLY WELL PRESERVED CONDITION. THE BOOK IS EXCEPTIONALLY SCARCE IN THE PURPLE CLOTH IN FINE CONDITION AS IS THIS COPY. After a tiring 18 month whaling voyage in the south seas, Melville jumped ship and with his companion, Richard Tobias Greene, lived in the islands for several months. While there he was captured by but escaped from island natives. He served on an Australian trader, worked as a field laborer and enlisted on the frigate U.S.S. United States. His experiences are the basis for the Swiftian adventures of Taji and his companion Jarl in Mardi. This is one of Melville&#146;s best written stories.

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        Just A Woman

      [Whidbey Island, WA. 2012]. Artist's book, one of 12 copies only, each signed and numbered by the artist, all on 1-ply museum board (triple layered), the figure of Marian Anderson made from 100% black cotton rag, a series of double-sided paper dolls, with the faces of the women on photo paper, and their costumes of Liberty Lawn fabrics. Page size: (the figures are the pages so 24pp.) each figure about 10 inches tall, those with hats about 11 inches; box holding base and two trays of paper dolls is 12-7/8 x 14.5 x 3 inches; triangular display stand is 13-3/8 x 13-3/8 x 13-3/8 inches; 12 inches high from bottom edge of base to tip of triangle. Dealing with the achievements of American women, Ms. Wascher-James has created a "show-and-tell" display of figures of notables, with facsimiles of the U.S. postage stamps signifying their iconic status (printed on special paper for longevity), mounted on the front of the figure. The text below the stamp is printed on special fabric in Perpetua Titling-bold-6pt. On the reverse is a larger text again printed on fabric in the same font further detailing that woman's achievements. Housed in a blue cloth over boards clamshell box, yellow gros-grain ribbon on top with title printed on white fabric collaged on to fabric blouse and pants all Liberty Lawn fabrics in blues and reds on white grounds, the figures of the 12 women are placed flat within board guides. There are three across and two deep, and there are two such boards. Also enclosed is a triangular mounting board, along with a diagram showing the placement of the women within the stand. When mounted, the women are joined at the hand to create an accordion that is double sided. Elizabeth Blackwell, Edith Wharton, Frances Perkins, Mary Cassatt, Abigail Adams, Marion Anderson, and Belva Lockwood all have on dresses or suits of Liberty Lawn fabric and their is lace incorporated on the clothing. They alternate with Martha Gelhorn, Rachel Carson, Dorothea Lange, Jacqueline Cochran, and Katherine Hepburn who are in pants and blouses or jackets in Liberty Lawn fabric. For example, the Elizabeth Blackwell image (on side with stamp) reads, "In 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to achieve a medical degree in the United States." On the reverse, the text reads, "In 1857, Elizabeth Blackwell opened the New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children, a full scale hospital. Then in 1868, she established a women's medical college at the infirmary to train women physicians. The remainder of her life was devoted to the promotion of hygiene and preventive medicine." The The "chain" of American women - portrayed in paper dolls with their postage stamps pictured and with text elaborating their accomplishments dressed in Liberty Lawn fabrics is an unusual book structure. Much like the accomplishments of these ground- breaking women, it defies categorization but is to be admired. See an Image.

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        Pl 101. The Jaguar The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849-54. Archivally matted and framed as shown. 17.25 x 15.25 inches. First Royal Octavo Edition Fine with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph on rag stock. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Woodhouse Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. This print is accompanied by the original scientific text about the animal written by Rev. John Bachman. & The Quadrupeds of North America, which encompassed a total of 155 native American four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals individually documented and portrayed in their landscape and natural settings, was a collaborative effort between premier Nineteenth Century American wildlife painters: John James Audubon, his sons John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford Audubon and the naturalist Reverend John Bachman. To document and portray what John James Audubon considered a dwindling resource; the native mammals set among the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon&#39;s home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark, from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories, now Alaska, southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey influenced the pathos of the compositions, however, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon&#39;s prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless reflection of Nineteenth Century American Culture and contribution to American Wildlife Art. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens.. the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000) &

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        PL 111 Musk Ox The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849-54. Matted in Ivory Rag Board, 12 x 16 inches. First Royal Octavo Edition Fine with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph on rag stock. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Woodhouse Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. This print is accompanied by the original scientific text about the animal written by Rev. John Bachman. & The Quadrupeds of North America, which encompassed a total of 155 native American four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals individually documented and portrayed in their landscape and natural settings, was a collaborative effort between premier Nineteenth Century American wildlife painters: John James Audubon, his sons John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford Audubon and the naturalist Reverend John Bachman. To document and portray what John James Audubon considered a dwindling resource; the native mammals set among the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon&#39;s home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark, from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories, now Alaska, southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey influenced the pathos of the compositions, however, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon&#39;s prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless reflection of Nineteenth Century American Culture and contribution to American Wildlife Art. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens.. the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000) &

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        Pl. 73 Rocky Mountain Sheep The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849-54. Matted in Ivory Rag Board, 12 x 16 inches. First Royal Octavo Edition Fine with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph on rag stock. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Woodhouse Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. This print is accompanied by the original scientific text about the animal written by Rev. John Bachman. & The Quadrupeds of North America, which encompassed a total of 155 native American four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals individually documented and portrayed in their landscape and natural settings, was a collaborative effort between premier Nineteenth Century American wildlife painters: John James Audubon, his sons John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford Audubon and the naturalist Reverend John Bachman. To document and portray what John James Audubon considered a dwindling resource; the native mammals set among the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon&#39;s home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark, from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories, now Alaska, southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey influenced the pathos of the compositions, however, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon&#39;s prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless reflection of Nineteenth Century American Culture and contribution to American Wildlife Art. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens.. the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000) &

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        Pl 146 Nine-banded Armadillo The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849-54. Matted in Ivory Rag Board, 12 x 16 inches. First Royal Octavo Edition Fine with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph on rag stock. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Woodhouse Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. This print is accompanied by the original scientific text about the animal written by Rev. John Bachman. & The Quadrupeds of North America, which encompassed a total of 155 native American four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals individually documented and portrayed in their landscape and natural settings, was a collaborative effort between premier Nineteenth Century American wildlife painters: John James Audubon, his sons John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford Audubon and the naturalist Reverend John Bachman. To document and portray what John James Audubon considered a dwindling resource; the native mammals set among the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon&#39;s home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark, from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories, now Alaska, southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey influenced the pathos of the compositions, however, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon&#39;s prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless reflection of Nineteenth Century American Culture and contribution to American Wildlife Art. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens.. the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000) &

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        Pl 128 Rocky Mountain Goat The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849-54. Matted in Ivory Rag Board, 12 x 16 inches. First Royal Octavo Edition Fine with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph on rag stock. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Woodhouse Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. This print is accompanied by the original scientific text about the animal written by Rev. John Bachman. & The Quadrupeds of North America, which encompassed a total of 155 native American four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals individually documented and portrayed in their landscape and natural settings, was a collaborative effort between premier Nineteenth Century American wildlife painters: John James Audubon, his sons John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford Audubon and the naturalist Reverend John Bachman. To document and portray what John James Audubon considered a dwindling resource; the native mammals set among the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon&#39;s home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark, from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories, now Alaska, southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey influenced the pathos of the compositions, however, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon&#39;s prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless reflection of Nineteenth Century American Culture and contribution to American Wildlife Art. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens.. the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000) &

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        Pl 112 Californian Hare The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849-54. Matted in Ivory Rag Board, 12 x 16 inches. First Royal Octavo Edition Fine with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph on rag stock. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Woodhouse Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. This print is accompanied by the original scientific text about the animal written by Rev. John Bachman. & The Quadrupeds of North America, which encompassed a total of 155 native American four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals individually documented and portrayed in their landscape and natural settings, was a collaborative effort between premier Nineteenth Century American wildlife painters: John James Audubon, his sons John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford Audubon and the naturalist Reverend John Bachman. To document and portray what John James Audubon considered a dwindling resource; the native mammals set among the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon&#39;s home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark, from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories, now Alaska, southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey influenced the pathos of the compositions, however, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon&#39;s prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless reflection of Nineteenth Century American Culture and contribution to American Wildlife Art. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens.. the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000) &

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        Pl 121 Arctic Fox The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849-54. Matted in Ivory Rag Board, 12 x 16 inches. First Royal Octavo Edition Fine with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph on rag stock. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Woodhouse Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. This print is accompanied by the original scientific text about the animal written by Rev. John Bachman. & The Quadrupeds of North America, which encompassed a total of 155 native American four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals individually documented and portrayed in their landscape and natural settings, was a collaborative effort between premier Nineteenth Century American wildlife painters: John James Audubon, his sons John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford Audubon and the naturalist Reverend John Bachman. To document and portray what John James Audubon considered a dwindling resource; the native mammals set among the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon&#39;s home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark, from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories, now Alaska, southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey influenced the pathos of the compositions, however, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon&#39;s prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless reflection of Nineteenth Century American Culture and contribution to American Wildlife Art. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens.. the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000) &

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        Pl 133 Texian Hare The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849-54. Matted in Ivory Rag Board, 12 x 16 inches. First Royal Octavo Edition Fine with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph on rag stock. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Woodhouse Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. This print is accompanied by the original scientific text about the animal written by Rev. John Bachman. & The Quadrupeds of North America, which encompassed a total of 155 native American four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals individually documented and portrayed in their landscape and natural settings, was a collaborative effort between premier Nineteenth Century American wildlife painters: John James Audubon, his sons John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford Audubon and the naturalist Reverend John Bachman. To document and portray what John James Audubon considered a dwindling resource; the native mammals set among the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon&#39;s home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark, from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories, now Alaska, southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey influenced the pathos of the compositions, however, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon&#39;s prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless reflection of Nineteenth Century American Culture and contribution to American Wildlife Art. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens.. the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000) &

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        Pl. 137 Sea Otter The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V.G. Audubon, 1849-54. Matted in Ivory Rag Board, 12 x 16 inches. First Royal Octavo Edition Very Good with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph on rag stock. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Woodhouse Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. This print is accompanied by the original scientific text about the animal written by Rev. John Bachman. & The Quadrupeds of North America, which encompassed a total of 155 native American four-legged (thus quadruped) mammals individually documented and portrayed in their landscape and natural settings, was a collaborative effort between premier Nineteenth Century American wildlife painters: John James Audubon, his sons John Woodhouse and Victor Gifford Audubon and the naturalist Reverend John Bachman. To document and portray what John James Audubon considered a dwindling resource; the native mammals set among the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon&#39;s home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark, from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories, now Alaska, southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey influenced the pathos of the compositions, however, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon&#39;s prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless reflection of Nineteenth Century American Culture and contribution to American Wildlife Art. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens.. the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000) &

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        Konungariket Sveriges industriella tillstånd år 1847. Öfversättning.

      Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1849. 8:o. (6),304 s. Med enstaka illustrationer i texten. Lätt nött samtida hfrbd med guldornerad och blindpressad rygg. Marmorerade snitt. Obetydligt snedläst. Fint ex.. Setterwall 6586. Det danska originalet utkom 1848 av denna ovanliga översikt av Sverige i industrialismens barndom

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        The Battle of Waterloo

      London, 1849. Print. Engraving by J.T. Willmore, 33 x 55 cms, after George Jones, recent hand-colour, blank verso, published in Finden&#39;s Royal Gallery of British Art.

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        APUNTES SOBRE EL CULTIVO DEL TABACO EN LA YSLA DE CUBA Y MEJORAS QUE PUEDEN HACERSE ESPECIALMENTE EN LA PARTE OCCIDENTAL O VUELTA DE ABAJO. Escritos por el Teniente Coronel retirado D. Tomas de Salazar [manuscript title]

      Pinar del Rio, 1849.. [4],122pp. Folio. Contemporary blue paper wrappers. Spine perished, gatherings loose. Light foxing to wrappers and outer leaves of text, though minor foxing else. very good. A significant manuscript about the cultivation of tobacco in Cuba, discussing all aspects of cultivation, harvesting, drying, and preparation, as well as processes and possible improvements. The work focuses mainly on the Vuelta Abajo district in the Pinar del Rio province of Cuba. The Vuelta Abajo region was first planted with tobacco in the 1700s. The increased European demand for Cuban cigars that began in the 1820s led to widespread planting there in the 1830s, in a successful effort to upgrade the quality of what was being produced on the island. This was a significant period in cigar history, so this work, written just a decade or so later, is an important record of that time and place. The tobacco grown in Vuelta Abajo is considered by many tobacco enthusiasts to be the best tobacco in the world; this is where Cohiba cigars come from. The present work is apparently the original manuscript of the published book CARTILLA AGRARIA PARA EL CULTIVO DEL TABACO, Y APUNTES SOBRE SU ESTADO Y MEJORAS... published in Cuba in 1850. The text is very similar, the most noticeable difference being that the manuscript has twenty-four chapters while the 1850 book has twenty-one, the final three chapters having been omitted in the printed version. Also, the manuscript contains seven pages of "notes" on the last pages that contain additional information for each of the chapters. Beyond that, the text is nearly identical with only a word or two here and there changed or missing. We believe it is fair to say that the manuscript is not a copy of the book but rather predates the published version. OCLC locates only two copies of the 1850 Havana printing (Harvard, University of Miami), two copies of an 1851 Manila printing (National Library of Spain, Florida International University), and one copy of an 1850 Puerto Rico printing (National Agriculture Library in Maryland).

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        Grand Panorama of London from the Thames. Extending from the New Houses of Parliament to Greenwich Hospital. ... Eighteen-Feet in Length

      London: Charles, Evans, & I. Whitelaw, Sold By Simpkin, Marshall, 1849. An 18 foot long engraving with 5 joins, printed one-side, folded zig-zag fashion (accordion pleat) to 14.5 cm x 16.5 cm, mounted within brown cloth boards decorated in blind and gilt, front pastedown is red lettered title-page. Conservational repairs to a few map folds and edges, some stains and soiling, previous owner&#39;s signature to front pastedown, covers lightly soiled and faded, otherwise a quite good copy of this scarce view book. The view extends from Westminster downstream to Greenwich Reach, across the river and up the south bank to Deptford with text references in the lower margin. This is an extended version of the original twelve foot version published in 1845.. First Thus. Cloth. Good +. 12 Mo..

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        The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; being an account, botanical and geographical of the Rhododendrons recently discovered in the mountains of eastern Himalaya, from drawings and descriptions made on the spot, during a government botanical mission to that country, by Joseph Dalton Hooker... Edited by Sir W.J. Hooker

      London: Reeve, Benham, & Reeve, 1849-1851. Folio. (19 5/8 x 14 1/2 inches). Title with tinted lithographic vignette, 2 letterpress part titles, 1p. list of subscribers, 1p. preface to part II. Hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece and 29 fine plates, drawn on stone by John Nugent Fitch from drawings by J.D. Hooker, printed by Reeve, Benham & Reeve (12), Frederic Reeve (4) and Reeve & Nichols (14). Original oatmeal morocco-grained cloth, covers blocked with double fillet border, the flat spine lettered in gilt &#39;Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya&#39;, g.e., contained within a modern brown cloth box, titled in gilt on a black morocco lettering-piece. A very fine copy of the rare second edition of this beautifully illustrated work on the Rhododendron family - "An important work for both the botanist and horticulturalist since it contains descriptions and plates of many of the best Rhododendron species...and an account of their discovery" (Great Flower Books). The Rhododendrons of the Himalayas amply demonstrate the adaptable nature of the plant kingdom: the species described vary from ground hugging &#39;alpines&#39;, to small shrubs, climbers, large shrubs and trees. For example: of the thirty-two species illustrated and described by Hooker in this important monograph, eight are described as trees by Hooker and vary in height from the &#39;Rhododendron lanatum&#39; (a small tree), to the magnificent &#39;R. Campbelliae&#39; and &#39;R. barbatum&#39; at around 40 feet. The beautiful plates are amongst the best examples of the work of Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892), one of the greatest botanical artists of the nineteenth century. Fitch had attracted the attention of Sir William Hooker (1785-1865) when he was working as an apprentice to a Glasgow firm of calico designers. `When Hooker was appointed Director of Kew Gardens, he carried his protégé south with him. That was in 1841: for the next fifty years Fitch remained at Kew, and his career is inseparably associated with those of Sir William and his son Joseph.&#39; (Great Flower Books 1990, p.46). &#39;Fitch had the greatest competence of any botanical painter who has yet appeared in drawing the rhododendron&#39; (Great Flower Books). &#39;In his lithographs he has captured the exuberant form and colour of these flowering shrubs.. Sometimes at the base of the plate, magnified views of the pistils, stamens and sections of the ovaries are presented. The first plate is unusually attractive because the plant... is shown in its native habitat, growing among the trunks of fallen trees against a hazy background of blue mountains.&#39; (Oak Spring Flora). Fitch remained the chief (and usually sole) artist for the Botanical Magazine for forty-three years, producing over 9000 drawings including some of the most memorable images of his age. The plates are all based on J.D. Hooker&#39;s original drawings. Hooker spent several years exploring Sikkim, as well as parts of Nepal and Tibet. His field notes were sent to England from India to his father, Sir William Hooker, who edited the text for this work and contributed a preface giving an interesting overview of the discovery of the genus by western science. In addition to the many botanical discoveries that J.D. Hooker made during his exploration of the region, his &#39;observations on the geology and meteorology of Sikkim are still fundamental, and he explained the terracing of the mountain valleys by the formation of glacial lakes.&#39; (DNB). A great many of the species of Rhododendron discovered and described here by Hooker were subsequently successfully introduced to western cultivation Cf. Blunt & Stearn The Art of Botanical Illustration p.264; cf. Bradley Bibliography II, p.676; Desmond The European Discovery of the Indian Flora p.144; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.101; cf. Nissen BBI 911; cf. Oak Spring Flora 104; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 2969.

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

      "The Moorings," near Tarrytown, N.Y. 1849.. [2]; [3]pp. Quarto and octavo; both on folded sheets. Old fold lines. Bottom edge of second letter with some minor paper loss, affecting a few letters of text. Very minor soiling. Very good plus. Two letters written by Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858) to his nephew, James DeWolf Perry, concerning a political appointment James had asked his uncle to help him obtain. Both of the letters are accompanied by James Perry&#39;s retained drafts of the letters to which the Commodore is responding. In the first letter, dated Feb. 15th, Perry writes that he will do all he can to secure the position in question, but will have to wait until the new administration has settled in. He writes: "I will write to my friend and neighbour Col. Webb who is now in Washington; he remains there until after the inauguration; he is one of the leading and most influential Taylor men, and will doubtless be disposed to advocate your interest. There is one thing however that will be necessary to prove and that is your political position, in the state. I am no party man myself, having always abstained from voting excepting and only one instance many years ago to support a personal friend, but I feel assured that the offices will all be given to Whigs or those that profess to be of that party. You had therefore better inform me that I may so mention it in my letter to Col. Webb, whether you are a good and available Whig; otherwise I doubt whether you would have any chance of succeeding." It seems, however, that actions were not fast enough. In the second letter, dated April 7th, Perry writes to say that he has found that the requested appointments are already filled. "I duly rec&#39;d your letter explaining your reasons for the course adopted by you with respect to your late application for an appointment when I was informed that you and [your cousin] Grant were desirous of obtaining certain offices. I readily undertook to render any poor service I could in furtherance of the object but on reaching Washington I at once found that the matter of appointments to office was so arranged as to throw nearly the whole power into the hands of the Congressional delegations, and that the offices which you and Grant desired were already disposed of...." Matthew Perry had served in the Navy since before the War of 1812 and ably commanded the U.S. Naval force off the Mexican coast during the Mexican-American War. An expert on ordnance, his bombardment of the walls of Vera Cruz and his control of the coast made possible Winfield Scott&#39;s expedition to capture Mexico City. Perry would later gain lasting fame as commander of the fleet which opened Japan to the western world.

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        The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya, from Drawings and Descriptions Made on the Spot, During a Government Botanical Mission

      London: Reeve and Co, 1849-[51]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. First Issue, lacking colored vignette and "Second Printing" on title page. An absolutely stunning book based on sketches by Joseph Dalton Hooker during his travel and explorations in Sikkim (now part of India), Tibet, and Nepal. Hooker&#39;s father, Sir William Hooker was director of Kew Gardens and saw the illustrations through to publication, with plates by botanical artist Walter Hood Fitch based on the younger Hooker&#39;s sketches. Volume is contained in an appropriately designed custom clamshell box made by the bookseller&#39;s in-house bindery.. First Issue. 14, 7, [33], 30 colored plates. Elephant Folio. Burgundy cloth-covered boards in what appears to be a 19th century cloth binding; small repair at head of spine toward rear board. "Hooker&#39;s Rhododendrons" embossed in still bright gold on front cover board, gold titling to spine has faded somewhat with age and sunning. General scuffing and wear to cover boards as expected. Yellow paper endpapers appear to have been replaced at the time of the re-backing of the book which re-used of the 19th century binding, an exceptional job that is hardly noticeable. Small blind embossed label at base of rear pastedown near gutter states it was "Bound By David Stevens." This is a First Edition, not to be confused with the Second Edition that contains a tinted lithographic print on the title page. The First Edition exhibits a small circular profile of a man with the words "Nulla Dies" and "Sine Linea" at the right and left edges. Light age toning to the title page. All 30 plates intact and crisp, colors unbelievably vibrant, a whisper of age toning at edges of each plate as is to be expected. Minor spotting here and there on the text leaves facing each plate. (Great Flower Books (1990) p. 101).

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

      [Salt Lake City. 1849].. Small printed paper slip, about 2 x 3 3/4 inches. Overall condition is excellent. Blindstamped with the official seal of the Twelve Apostles, and signed in manuscript by Brigham Young, Thomas Bullock, and Heber C. Kimball. N.K Whitney is named as payee in manuscript. No serial number. This small piece of paper money printed by the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City is an example of the earliest recorded printing done in Utah. Called a "Valley Note" by Alvin E. Rust, this form of paper currency was printed in several denominations using a font of script type of the style used for calling cards. McMurtrie quotes a passage from a manuscript history of Brigham Young which describes the interesting circumstances under which this paper money was printed: "They had gold dust, but many refused to take it, as there was a waste in weighing it for exchange. To meet this want, we employed brother John Kay to coin the dust, but upon trial he broke all the crucibles and could not proceed. I then offered the gold dust back to the people, but they did not want it. I then told them we would issue paper till the gold dust could be coined. The Municipal Council agreed to have such a currency, and appointed myself and President Heber C. Kimball and bishop N.K. Whitney to issue it. The first bill, for one dollar, was issued on the first of this month [January 1849]. The bills were signed by Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, & Thomas Bullock, clerk." "...It is definite enough that the first use of the press by the Mormon settlers was in January, 1849, for the production of paper currency. Furthermore, it is gratifyingly definite that the first printer was Brigham H. Young, with the perhaps unskilled aid of Thomas Bullock. Brigham H. Young at that time was a young man of about 25, the nephew of Brigham Young the governor and leader" - McMurtrie. Very rare. According to Rust, only 204 valley notes in the two-dollar denomination were issued without a serial number. McMURTRIE, THE BEGINNINGS OF PRINTING IN UTAH, pp.13-20. Rust, MORMON AND UTAH COIN AND CURRENCY, pp.60-65. STREETER SALE 2285 (five pieces of currency). STREETER, AMERICANA BEGINNINGS 69 (ref). SAUNDERS, DESERET IMPRINTS 3.

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        THE TOUR OF A SCOTTISH CIVIL ENGINEER Inspecting Various Manufacturies & Engineering Works in England & Wales in 1849: The manuscript journal of John L. Stewart travelling in England with his companion, Daniel Miller (1826-1888; Civil Engineer).

      Not published, 1849.. The journal inscribed at front: "John L. Stewart, 10 West Bay, Rothesay. Tour in England 1849" & commencing: "Tour in company with Daniel Miller, C.E. of Glasgow. 29th May 1849 Left Greenock for Liverpool in the 'Princes Royal' steamer".154-pages, some with pen & ink illustrations of machinery, bridges, architecture etc. 8vo (7¾ x 5 inches), circa 20,000 words, contemporary blindstamped flexible calf; spine worn. 29th May - circa 13th July 1849.They visit Liverpool where he describes the Albert Docks and boards the "Great Britain", & thence to Birkenhead, Salford where they visit a foundry and inspect locomotive engineering, to Birmingham & Cardiff, Bristol & Bath, Warminster, Salisbury, Southampton, Portsmouth & London. An interesting journal, fully written and very descriptive; illustrated with pen & ink sketches of machinery, bridges etc. The journal concludes "On this tour Miller & I expended only ten guineas each, being all we had with us. We carried knapsacks with change of clothes & when we did not walk took the cheapest rates of travelling". For a full description and some transcripts from this journal please enquire.*Daniel Miller patented a hydraulic purchase machinery extensively used in docks, and in the construction of the Albert harbour at Greenock he introduced a new system of constructing sea walls, etc.

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

      London: John Henry Parker, 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.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.

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

      Mainz. 1849.. Three volumes bound in one. [8],120pp. plus five plates (including frontispiece); [4],153,[1]pp. plus frontispiece and colored folding map; [4],106pp. plus folding map. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down. Scattered foxing. Paper restoration in upper margin of pp.1-2 in the first part, not affecting text. Overall, a very good copy. In a half morocco box. The second issue of Schmolder&#39;s work, the first having been published the previous year without the maps and one of the plates. Collations are otherwise identical, and it is possible that the same sheets were used. The author went overland from Missouri to California in 1843, and evidently worked with John Sutter on a scheme for colonization. This occupies the first part of the work, while the second is devoted to the Middle West, particularly Missouri and Texas, and the third to Iowa. Schmolder&#39;s advice to immigrants includes information regarding New Orleans as an entrance point. The map entitled "Die vereinigten Staaten von Nord- Amerika & Mexico..." is entirely handcolored, with the states and territories differentiated. The large "Topographische Karte von Iowa" shows the region along the west bank of the Mississippi River. Streeter&#39;s copy contained a map of the West in the first part, but it is almost never found with the book. A very rare work, of great importance to Continental immigration. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 178. WAGNER-CAMP 155:2. CLARK III:407. STREETER SALE 3154. COWAN, p.572. HOWES S172, "b." KURUTZ 562b. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 636.

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        Beretning om Corvetten Galathea's Reise

      Copenhagen,: C.A. Reitzel, 1849-, 1851.. Three volumes, octavo, tinted lithographs; a very good set, uncut in the original quarter purple cloth with printed labels, brown boards. Scarce official account of the first Danish circumnavigation. The Galathea made her voyage between 1845 and 1847. Forbes notes that the purpose of the mission was the exploration '(with the idea of establishing a colony) of the Nicobar Islands; encouraging and wherever possible forming trade agreements with foreign governments; and scientific exploration and discovery'.Bille's book describes the various visits made: of particular interest are the expedition's calls in the East Indies; at Singapore, Pulo Penang and Java; at Macao, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Canton; Hawaii and Tahiti; and in South America.The Hawaiian section spreads to most of three chapters. Though much of Bille's narrative centres on the modern political history of the islands, he also reports his audience with the king and queen, provides an insightful description of Honolulu and even details its social life. The plates are lithograph reproductions of Paul Plum's drawings. Three of them concern Hawaii - one of them a fine portrait of Kamehameha III and his queen.

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        A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

      Boston and Cambridge: James Munroe and Company,, 1849. Duodecimo (200 × 116 mm) in sixes. Publishers presentation binding (BAL: "A: T cloth") of brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and the sides blindstamped with a 5-rule frame enclosing a rococo ornament, pale-yellow endpapers. Housed in a brown cloth chemise and brown mnorocco-backed slipcase. Ends and corners rubbed, slight spotting and tanning to endpapers and to some early leaves; a very good copy with the gilt bright on the spine. With the gilt morocco bookplates of noted book collector Estelle Doheny (1875-1958). First edition of Thoreau&#39;s first book, in the publisher&#39;s presentation binding. Thoreau published at his own expense an edition of 1,000 copies: less than 300 sold, and in 1853 the remainder was returned to him - 256 bound up and 450 in sheets - prompting his rueful journal entry: "I have now a library of nearly 900 volumes, over 700 of which I wrote myself." The present copy bears a note "3 lines missing" at the end of p. 396 in a hand signed "H.H.", and a pencil correction to p. 120 but not to p. 94 and p. 139. The advert leaf at the rear advises that "Will soon be published, Walden or Life in the Woods&#133;", but due to the commercial failure of his first work it was not until 1854 that the latter was finally published by Ticknor and Fields. With the gilt morocco bookplate of noted book collector Estelle Doheny (1875-1958), and also the bookplate of "Robert H. Hay" with two illustrated Thoreau memorabilia clippings laid down to the front pastedown.

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        Bird&#39;s-Eye View of New-York & Brooklyn

      New York,, 1849. No Binding. Near Fine. 13 x 23 inches. Chromolithograph with period hand color; light soiling & creasing, mended edge split well away from printed surface, overall near excellent with still vibrant color. An apparently unrecorded, very attractive view of New York City and Brooklyn, not listed in the relevant references* and not in major collections, including the NYPL and the New York Historical Society; also no copies in OCLC. It was the first, or one of the first views of New York produced by chromolithography. (Below the view at right is noted: "Printed in Colors by F. Michelin III Nassau-Street.") The use of chromolithography was just beginning when this view appeared; the first publication of any kind to use the process in the United States was in 1840. The view was published by Edward Anthony (1819-1888), one of the first Americans to produce and market daguerreotypes, photographs, and stereographic images. He eventually became New York&#39;s leading manufacturer of photographic equipment. His business occupied an entire building at the address given on this work-205 Broadway-and was a center for these emerging technologies in New York. The view provides much interesting period detail, especially regarding the maritime life of the city at the time. As was often the case with views of New York City dating from the first half of the 19th century, the city is viewed here from a vantage point above the New Jersey palisades. With little attention paid to proper scale, nautical craft of various types dominate the foreground and the view as a whole. Greatest prominence is given to four very large steamships, three of which are named. They are from left to right: the "Henrick Hudson," the "New World," and the "Isaac Newton." Highly curious are two ferries in the shape of halved ovals, each with very tall smoke stacks. The placing in the near foreground of a punt with the ladies and gentlemen out for a pleasant day on the water, in the midst of the hubbub of the harbor, offers a wry contrast. The city&#39;s skyline is still dominated by church steeples, and the outer edges of the city bristle with the masts of ships. Castle Clinton (or Castle Garden) and Governor&#39;s Island with its military installations are both clearly visible. The Brooklyn Naval Yard can be seen in the distance in the far center of the view, and Wallabout Bay is upper left from Governor&#39;s Island. In the far distance at upper right, the Narrows can be just made out. Fourteen locations are noted in the key below the view. Union Square is referred to as Union Park, and Washington Square is still Washington Parade Gardens. Stokes in the index of the Iconography under the entry for Anthony mentions that Anthony published in 1848 a view of the city from the east but does not mention this view. Not in Reps, Stokes-Haskell, Eno or in any of the relevant references.

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        Die Einheitsbestrebungen in der wissenschaftlichen Medicin [Medizin]

      Berlin, Reimer 1849. 22 cm. 48 Seiten Original-Verlagsbroschur - Andree, Virchow 41 - Hirsch / Hübotter V, 768 (vgl.) - Waller 9999 - Erstausgabe mit gedruckter Widmung für Carl Mayer, Vorsitzender der Gesellschaft für Geburtshilfe zu Berlin. Virchow, der sich durch seine Reformvorschläge bei der reaktionären Regierung mißliebig gemacht hatte, wurde durch den Minister von Ladenberg seiner Prosektur enthoben und nahm daraufhin eine Berufung nach Würzburg an. Titelblatt wenig stockfleckig, sonst tadellos -

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        Erik Gustaf Geijers Samlade Skrifter [complete in 13 volumes - Swedish language]

      Stockholm : Norstedt, 1849-1855, 1849. 1st Edition. Description: 13v. frontis. (port.) ; 21cm. Subjects: Geijer, Erik Gustaf (1783-1847) -- Collected works -- Swedish literature -- Swedish National Romanticism. Sweden -- History -- Literature -- Philosophy -- 19th century. Contents: Vol. 1-8 called "Forra afdelningen"; v. [9-13] called "Sednare afdelningen, 1.-[5.] bandet." Frontis. to volume 1. Language: Swedish. Finely bound copies in contemporary half-aniline calf over marbled boards. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Light water staining evident to top page margins of vols. 1 (up to p. 40) and 2 (up to p.10). Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Four Years in the Pacific in Her Majesty's Ship "Collingwood"

      London,: Richard Bentley, 1849.. Two volumes, octavo, with frontispieces, many engravings throughout the text; early engraved bookplates in both volumes, a very set bound in contemporary half blue polished calf, extremities rubbed. Very scarce: the first of several editions of this 'lively account of this voyage by an English officer' (Forbes).Walpole served on the 'first British ship-of-the-line to enter the Pacific Ocean via Cape Horn since Lord Anson in 1741. Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Juan Fernandez Island, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Mexico, California, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Samoa Islands were visited. The Collingwood arrived at Monterey a few days after the American flag had been raised there by John Drake Sloat...' (Hill).The Hawaiian significance of the book is considerable and is described at length by Forbes in the Hawaiian National Bibliography (1757).Whilst in Honolulu, Walpole was granted an official audience at the palace, and the Hawaiian king came aboard the Collingwood while it was at anchor in Honolulu.Hill, 1815; O'Reilly-Reitman, 1093.

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        British Butterflies and their Transformations. Arranged and illustrated in a Series of Plates by H.N. Humphreys with Characters and Descriptions by J.O. Westwood. [Second Edition]

      William S Orr, 1849. Roy. 8vo., Second Edition, with hand-coloured and printed titles, and 42 fine engraved plates COLOURED BY HAND, small inscription on blank preliminary; attractively bound in contemporary blue half morocco, pebble-grain cloth boards ruled in gilt, back with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second compartment lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments richly tooled and ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, an unusually bright, crisp, clean copy. Nice copy of the first one-volume edition, combining in unabridged state the two volumes of the first edition of 1841. Freeman 3951. . Catalogs: natural history: insects.

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

      West Point, N.Y. July 9, 1849.. [1]p. autograph letter, signed, on a folded 7 1/4 x 9 1/2-inch sheet of paper. Plus original mailing envelope, completed in manuscript in Scott&#39;s hand. Letter with old vertical and horizontal folds. Slight wrinkling to letter and envelope. Very good. A very nice letter, uniting two important 19th-century American military leaders, Winfield Scott and Persifor F. Smith. It is also interesting in that Scott is introducing the great nephew of a former President - who was going to California at the height of the gold rush - and that the letter is directed to the sitting military governor of California. Scott is one of the most significant American military leaders of the 19th century, and he served on active duty as a general longer than anyone else in American history. He commanded forces in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the Second Seminole War, the Mexican War, and briefly in the Civil War. Scott was the Whig Party nominee for President in 1852, losing to Franklin Pierce. Scott shared a long friendship with Persifor Frazer Smith (1798-1858), who was a distinguished military commander. Smith first served under Scott&#39;s command in the Second Seminole War, and again in the Mexican War, where he was brevetted a major general for his actions at Contreras and Churubusco. He later served as military governor of Mexico City, and was one of the last military governors of California, the position he held when he received the present letter from Winfield Scott. The note is a letter of introduction for James A. Monroe, a young New York lawyer and the great nephew of President James Monroe. Scott writes from West Point: "My dear General: This note will be handed to you, by my young friend, John A. Monroe Esq. a nephew of one of my ex-aides-de-camp & great nephew of one of our greatest presidents. Mr. Monroe has been at the New York Bar several years, & is a man of great integrity & character. I beg to place him under your kind protection as one in whom I take the liveliest interest. Very truly your friend Winfield Scott." The letter is accompanied by its original mailing envelope, addressed in manuscript by Scott "To Major General P.F. Smith, U.S. Army, Commanding California." An interesting letter, with significant military associations and gold rush interest.

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