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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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's first book, in the publisher'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…", 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Bird'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'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'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'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'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.

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.]
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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 -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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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'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'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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The History of England

      - London - Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A complete set of Macaulay's renowned History of England. Thomas Babington Macaulay was a British poet, historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British history. Macaulay's approach to writing the History was innovative for his period. He consciously fused the picturesque, dramatic style of classical historians such as Thucydides and Tacitus with the learned and factual approach of his 18th century precursors such as Hume, following the plan laid out in his own earlier Essay on History (1828). Volume I (1849, third edition), Volume II (1854, tenth edition), Volume III (1855, first edition), Volume IV (1855, first edition) and Volume V (1861, first edition). The History is famous for its brilliant ringing prose and for its confident, sometimes dogmatic, emphasis on a progressive model of British history. According to this view, England threw off superstition, autocracy and confusion to create a balanced constitution and a forward-looking culture combined with freedom of belief and expression. This model of human progress has been called the Whig interpretation of history. Complete in five volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings. Externally sound, though with some rubbing and a few marks. One jointcracked. Internally, generally firmly bound, though slightly strained in places. Pages are bright, though with some patches of foxing throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

      San Francisco: Printed at the Office of the Alta California, 1849.. 16pp. Gathered signatures, string-tied as issued, lacking original wrappers. Light foxing and tanning. Good, untrimmed. In a half morocco and cloth slipcase. This copy bears a contemporary manuscript note at the top of the titlepage: "Printed by Theo Messerve." Theodore Messerve made his way around the Horn to California in the first half of 1849. His journal of his trip was published in installments in the OVERLAND MONTHLY in the final six months of 1914. The rare first separate printing of California's first constitution. "The first appearance of the Constitution in book form and one of the earliest works printed in San Francisco" - Cowan. Section 18 of Article I (the "Declaration of Rights") bans slavery. "The text was a model of advanced, liberal, and democratic social and political thought" - Howell. California became a state in 1850. This copy does not contain the final signature of leaves issued with some copies, which comprise a three-page "Address to the People of California." The Eberstadts describe these last three pages as lacking from most copies, and it appears that many copies of the constitution were distributed before the "Address" had been printed. The text of the constitution is complete. One of the most important and difficult to obtain state constitutions. COWAN, p.140. SABIN 9998. WAGNER CALIFORNIA IMPRINTS 37. GREENWOOD 124. FAHEY 127. STREETER SALE 2553. EBERSTADT 112:63a. HOWELL 50:46. GRAFF 539. JONES 245. LIBROS CALIFORNIANOS (WAGNER & BLISS LISTS). AII (CALIFORNIA) 89.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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        THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES. A ROMANCE OF PENDLE FOREST

      London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, Great Marlborough Street,. 1849. nineteenth-century three-quarter green pebbled morocco and marbled boards, spine panels lettered in gold and tooled in red and gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, marbled endpapers.. Bound with leaf X8 (a leaf of publisher's advertisements) in volume. II excised; half title leaves not called for. Added binder's. flyleaves a bit foxed, a clean, near fine copy in a handsome binding.. (#119530). First edition. "... one of his most artistically successful romances ..." - Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers Fantasy and Horror, p. 188; pp. 191-2. "Despite period characteristics, one of the major English novels about witchcraft." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 7. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-2. Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 1-2. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 14. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 3. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 26 (citing the original newspaper text, quarto, limp cloth, printed for private circulation). Bleiler (1978), p. 2. Reginald 00101. Sadleir 17. Wolff 56. Block, The English Novel 1740-1850, p. 5.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
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        HISTOOIRE NATURELLE DES QUINQUINAS

      1849. Paperback. Very Good. WEDDELL, Hugh Algernon. HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES QUINQUINAS, ou Monographie du Genre Chinchona, suivie d'une Description du Genre Cascarella et de quelques autres Plantes de la meme Tribu. Ouvrage accompagnee de 21 Planches dessinees par Riocreux et de Steinheil. Paris: Victor Masson, 1849. First edition of Weddell's major work. Illustrated with a frontispiece etching of a South American landscape, thirty botanical plates and a map of the Andes. Large folio. 19x14 in. viii, [3] ff., 108 pp. + XXX ff. + [1] f. Weddell travelled for five years in Peru, Paraguay and Bolivia, identifying fifteen different species of "fever-bark," from which quinine is obtained. He brought back specimens for the Jardin des Plantes, from which chinchona forests were established in the East Indies. The map and the last three plates, which illustrate bark specimens, are beautifully hand-colored. In original printed wrappers, reinforced, repaired, and rebacked. Corners of the first vii pages chipped and dog- eared, not affecting printed area. Small chips to endleaves. Neat owner's signature on title. A very good copy of an important book. (Pritzel 10042; Nissen 2123).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, State and Republics of the World. With a Special Map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities, &c

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1849 Folio. (17 3/8 x 14 inches). Lithographed title with large vignette, letterpress "Table of Contents," and 73 hand-colored lithographed maps, charts and city plans. Three-quarter red morocco over marbled boards, large red morocco title label on front cover, elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt. Spine and corners renewed in red leather. Boards rubbed and scuffed at edges. Maps in fine condition. Overall, a fine copy. A very nice copy of this very scarce atlas, with hand-colored maps of all the individual States and Territories, and including the rare and famous map of "Oregon, Upper California & New Mexico" showing the large yellow-colored area in California labeled "Gold Region." The Atlas concentrates on the American continent with 43 maps of the area, including a fine double-page coast-to-coast map of the United States. Samuel Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. A New American Atlas, published in 1831, was Mitchell's first work. In 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. He continued to publish the Atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. It was with this 1849 edition that "New Mexico" was added to the title of the map, as well as the words, "Gold Region," added in a large yellow area in "Upper or New California." As Wheat states, "We find S. Augustus Mitchell in Philadelphia publishing, in 1849, a revised version of his Texas, Oregon, and California map, taking advantage of Frémont's later work and displaying a large, colored Gold Region." Also, many routes are shown by red hand-colored lines, including Frémont's routes. [Wheat: Mapping the Transmississippi West: 630, p.284; text, p.82; not noted in Wheat's Maps of the Gold Region]..

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        A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1849. Folio. (17 1/2 x 13 7/8 inches). Lithographic title with large vignette, letterpress table of contents, hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, 72 hand-coloured lithographed maps, charts and city plans. Expertly bound to style in half red straight grain morocco over original marbled paper covered boards, large original red morocco title label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt mounted on upper cover. A fine copy of this famous atlas, with hand-coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories. Despite its title, the Atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent with 45 maps of the area. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A New American Atlas, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's New Universal Atlas (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the Atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Phillips Atlases 6104; cf. Ristow pp. 311; Rumsey p.275.

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        Denkschriften Der Russischen Geogrpahischen Gesellschaft Zu St. Peterburg. (Memoranda the Russian Geographical Society to St. Petersburg. Vol. 1 [All Published])

      Weimar 1849, Only edition. () vi,652pp. Very good. Octavo. Original green straight grained cloth. A number of tables. 4 folding maps at the rear. A very nice clean crisp copy. Tourville 1270. The volume consists of 17 different essay's in French and German, providing an intersting source of information on the early years of the founding of modern Russia. The subject areas include geography, languages, and natural history. Of particular interest is the XIIth essay which is a summary of the journals of exploration of Alaska by lieutenant Zagoskin in the years 1742, 1743, and 1744. The exploration was executed on orders of the Chief of the directory of Russian colonies in the America's. The full report was printed in Russian in 1847 / 48 in two volumes. See Lada Mocarski 130 and the modern translation done by Henry Michael in 1967 (a copy accompanies this item) the summary occupies 68 pages of the volume with the lithographic map of Alaska showing Zagoskin's inland travels on the Yukon River. Only a handfull of locations on Worldcat and no location in North America and no copies at auction in last 20 plus years..

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        Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842

      Philadelphia, 1849., 1849. 5 vols, without the atlas volume. Large 8vo., with 11 maps, 64 plates, 3 tables and numerous illustrations within text. Recent publisher's style full speckled calf, gilt, with twin labels, all edges gilt. Some foxing, moreso to tissue-guarded plates, one or two tears to tissue. Very good. The first commercial edition was published in 1845 (after two limited editions of 100 copies and 150 copies) comprising 5 vols. (with 64 pl, 13 maps), with separate folio atlas (5 maps). It was reprinted in 5 vols. until 1852, when an abridged 2 vol. edition was published. According to Howes, later editions until 1852 were issued without the accompanying atlas and omitted the list of illustrations; the present copy matches Howes collation but includes the list of plates, but for the second vol., which includes a duplicate list for vol 3. The title page retains the (now erroneous) legend 'In Five Volumes With an Atlas' from the 1845 edition. Howes 11076, Hill Collection 1866-8.

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        Voyage Round the World, Embracing the Principal Events of the Narrative of the United States' Exploring Expedition with Engravings

      Philadelphia: George W. Groton, 1849. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. Unmarked pages. Foxing throughout. Good binding and cover. Hardcover. Stamp inside cover. xx, 668 p, 178 engravings. Some rubbing. Ships daily.

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        Noyesism Unveiled: A History of the Sect Self-Styled Perfectionists; With a Summary View of Their Leading Doctrines

      Brattleboro, VT: Self Published. Very Good-. 1849. First Edition. Original cloth. A handsome First Edition bound in original cloth with rubbed edges and corners, two bookplates (one from the Spokane Public Library and the second, a personal bookplate, from the library of S. G. Kellogg) and soiling to front pastedown, and a Spokane Public Library stamp to the title page. Appendix. Original decorative cloth ; John Humphrey Noyes was the founder of this sect which was the precursor of the Oneida Community. Noyeists were revivalists more than socialists, and so they continued till after their transfer to central New York. Hinds: American Communities pp. 144-172. When Noyes deserted his followers, Rev. Eastman had had enough. When the excitement died down, he published this rare expose; Ex-Library .

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        HMS Rattlesnake Louisiade Archipelago July 2 (1849)

      1849.. Pencil and watercolour with highlights on card, 100 x 150mm, mounted with decorative board on card lined canvas, remnants of original label verso gives title in ink. This is a fine cameo watercolour by Oswald Brierly (1817-1894) a leading marine painter who had studied naval architecture.Brierly sailed with several Australian coastal expeditions including the Rattlesnake voyage on a survey of the Barrier Reef, and with Benjamin Boyd on the Wanderer. This drawing, dated on verso July 2nd (1849) and identified as the Louisiade Archipelago also on verso, shows the surveying ship Rattlesnake in northern Australian waters, on the voyage to chart the Great Barrier Reef and parts of New Guinea, continuing work started by Lort Stokes on the Beagle, and continued by Blackwood on the Fly and Bramble. The Rattlesnake expedition of 1846-1850 was under the command of Owen Stanley.The published account of the voyage around this period - by MacGillivray - records that 'we hauled out south and anchored in 22 fathoms, about eight miles from the nearest of the Calvados... from this anchorage we enjoyed an extensive view of the south-eastern portion of the Louisiade Archipelago. Significantly, the expedition was also concerned with investigating the diverse natural history of the tropical coast of northern Australia and the archipelagos to the east of New Guinea. The chief naturalist, John MacGillivray, was assisted by the youthful surgeon Thomas H. Huxley who was later renowned as a leading biologist of the era.The hydrography of this region was virtually unknown by the mid nineteenth-century, largely due to the previous control of the region by the Dutch who discouraged British naval activity in the area. Surveying such waters was skilful and dangerous work.

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        Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology

      Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1849. First US edition. Hardcover. Very good plus. Three thick 8vo volumes. xii,1093;viii,1219;viii, 496pp. Modern quarter calf, gilt titles. Maroon cloth sides. Marbled endpapers. illustrated throughout with woodcuts. A very good plus set. Smith (1813-1893) was a noted Lexicographer. His first attempt was the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities of 1842; this was followed by the present work in 1849. In 1857 he published a Greek and Roman Geography. Thereafter he published school, Latin and Ecclesiastical dictionaries.

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        Further Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline

      London,: William Clowes and Sons for HMSO, February, 1849.. Tall quarto, with a large folding plate; some gatherings browned, some leaves thumbed and a few chipped at the fore-edge; overall a good copy in understated modern polished half calf, front wrapper bound in at rear. The continuation of the previous report: this Parliamentary report on the state of convict management was printed shortly before the demise of transportation to New South Wales (1850) and Van Diemen's Land (1852). The report includes a remarkable large folding hand-coloured plate detailing a portable shelter for 'detached working parties' in Van Diemen's Land. This structure of wooden slats and canvas sheeting could be folded down and loaded to a horse-drawn cart, that is depicted.The report primarily consists of correspondence between the Governor's of the Australian Colonies and Earl Grey, the British Secretary of State. Given the relatively large number of convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land in the 1840s a good portion of the material comprises despatches from Lieutenant-Governor Sir William Denison. By the time of the publication of this report in 1849, transportation to Western Australia remained the only viable long-term option. Importantly, the proposal was welcomed by the business community, landowners and other agricultural interests who urgently required convict labour to alleviate poor economic conditions. Under the title 'Formation of a Penal Establishment' the report contains resolutions of a public meeting of about 200 persons 'who are all strong advocates, under existing circumstances, for making this a penal settlement.'The mood in the eastern states was markedly different. New South Wales was on the verge of abolition and public sentiment was strongly expressed. Although the despatches from Tasmania reflect the system in demise, the large number of remaining convicts ensured a continuation of institutions such as the Port Arthur penitentiary and existing practices such as the government road gangs.Although the vast majority of the report is devoted to the Australian colonies, despatches from New Zealand, Gibraltar and Bermuda are of incidental interest.Ferguson, 5050.

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        The Scarlet Letter

      Boston: Ticknor Reed And Fields. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, in unrestored original cloth of one of the great masterpieces of American Literature. One of only 2500 copies printed. In November 1849, "James T. Fields--the junior partner in Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Boston's most eminent publishing firm--entered Hawthorne's professional and personal life. He called on Hawthorne in Salem, returned to Boston with an unfinished manuscript, and soon began advertising 'a new volume by Hawthorne.' At that point Hawthorne planned to lighten his dark tale of adultery with a group of 'old-time legends' that presumably included 'Ethan Brand,' but Fields soon dissuaded him. Hawthorne then wrote the long autobiographical introduction called 'The Custom-House' and completed his novel. The Scarlet Letter appeared in March 1850, a story of a proud adulteress sentenced by her stern Puritan judges to wear a scarlet A on her breast, the hypocritical minister who was her lover, her beautiful, unruly child, and her revenge-obsessed husband. Despite Salemites' complaints of being maligned in the introduction and some critics' objections to the novel's 'scandalous' subject, it was immediately hailed as a work of genius and America's first major novel" (American National Biography). Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1850. Octavo, original blind-stamped brown cloth; custom cloth box. With publisher's ads dated March 1, 1850 between front endpapers. With first-issue points: page 21, line 20: "reduplicate"; page 41, line 5; page 132, line 29; page 199, line 4; final page of contents "iv". Discreet markings noting issue points in text. A hint of wear at the corners and spine ends, a few spots of discoloration to cloth; gilt exceptionally bright. A magnificent copy.

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        Application De L'analyse a La Geometrie

      Bachelier, 1849-01-01. 5th. Hardcover. Good. 504 p., 5 fold out plates : ill. ; 27 x 21 cm. Hardcover. Institutional stamps. Good binding and cover. Slightly bumped corners. Clean, unmarked pages. See our pictures. Gaspard Monge as the inventor of descriptive geometry and the father of differential geometry.

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        Carta Topografica del Ducato di Modena levata dietro Misure trigonometriche alla scala di 1 / 28,800 per ordine di sua Altezza reale Francesco IVto Arciduca d'Austria, Duca di Modena etc. dal Regio Ducale Corpo del Genio Militare Estense Ridotta alla scala di 1 / 86,400." Folge von 8 Sectionen auf 9 Blättern

      Kupferstich-Karten des Istituto Geografico Militare dell' I. R. Stato Maggiore Generale Austriaco 1849. 50x73 cm. und 2 Blätter 25 x 72 cm. Maßstab 1 : 86.400. Ohne das Übersichtsblatt. Zusammen - Lex. Gesch. Kartogr. II S. 557 vgl. - Im Bereich des Herzogtumes Modena und Reggio begrenzt durch Guastalla, Finale, Vignola, Pietrasanta, Massau, La Spezia und Pontremoli detailliert ausgeführte Kartenblätter. Blatt 6 mit großer Legende, Blatt 8 mit gestochenem Text zur Einteilung in Verwaltungsbezirke. Alle Blätter mit Trockenstempel.1818 wurde das von Napoleon I. begründete "Deposito della guerra" in Mailand in Istituto Geografico Militare dell' I. R. Maggiore Austriaca umbenannt und dem österreichischen Generalstab unterstellt, 1839 erfolgte die Verlegung als Militärgeographisches Instiut nach Wien. Die Vermessungen zu dieser Karte erfolgten während der Regierungszeit Franz IV. (1779 - 1846), Erzherzog von Österreich-Este, seit 1814 Herzog von Modena und Reggio. Nach Gebietsveränderungen, u.a. kam 1848 Guastalla zum Herzogtum Modena, wurde eine Überarbeitung der Karte notwendig und 1849 eine zweite überarbeitete Ausgabe der erstmals 1842 erschienenen Karte gedruckt.Die Kartenblätter im breiten Papierrand leicht stockfleckig, 2 Blätter auch im Kartenbild.

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        An American Dictionary Of the English Language

      NY: Harper and Brothers, 1849 Book. Fair. Full-Leather. Later Printing, Revised. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. From the title page, " Walker's Key to the classical pronunciation of Greek, Latin and scripture proper names. Revised and enalrged by Chauncey A. Goodrich." 2 notable "flaws" affect the leather binding, a separation at the front hinging of the spines top of nearly 2" and the spine itself has what seems to be a largely superficial cracking at its center, will attempt to show both in foto. The hard leather covers have other age appropriate scarring and abrasion all of a relatively minor nature. Upper tips have abrasion thru leather and lower back tip is notably bumped. The original owner has lightly penciled his name/date (1850) and so forth on the first endsheet and at the top of the title page. While the text has full edge marbling 2 issues are worth mention, top is age or dust darkened and the fore-edge may have had a few unopened leaves which have been opened with slight roughness, leaving imperfections of @ 1/64th". The text approaches heavily foxed and has the swaling (as laid flat it is imperfectly so, hilly) this said, the text does not seem brittle, all is well legible and all is present including the extensive appendixes and advertisements. The paste downs and endsheets show their age predictably, the last p.d. has a small imperfection as though a 1/4" droplet of candle wax was removed and left residue. The book has been stored in acid free glassine bag and will be shipped in same. Massive book over 1152 pages, measures slightly over 9 3/4 x 6 1/2". Will ship, securely padded and boxed, domestic media mail at our customary one book price. As with all items over $75.00 we provide delivery confirmation and insurance at our expense..

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        LECCIONES DE FRENOLOGIA, ESPLICADAS EN EL LICEO ARTISTICO Y LITERARIO DE LA HABANA (copy Signed By Author to Scipion Pinel)

      Imp. del Diario de la Marina, Habana (Cuba) 1849 Demi-chagrin grenat de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé, 288 [1] p. Bel et long envoi autographe de l'auteur à Scipion Pinel - le fils de Pinel (1795-1859) daté du 22 juin 1855 et signé. Copy signed by author to Scipion Pinel, great french psychiatre, son of Philippe Pinel - 3 planches gravées. Tres bel exemplaire. Les coupes sont légerement frottées sans dommages. Cachet de la bibliothèque de Henri Ey, le célèbre neuro-psychiatre français Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        Capt. Richard Wamack Career Logs 1st 200+ Lot 1849-1869

      1849. 1st Edition. Other Other. Used. Original, 1849. No binding. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Very Good. ORIGINAL AND AUTHENTIC Captain and ship log, mailings. Orders, statements, and cargo receipts from around the globe. This is the career collection of Captain Richard A. Wamack that dates from 1847-1869. 1849: First Mate on the on the Steamer Washington. 1853: Left Humboldt as First Officer and became Captain of the Daniel Webster. 1854: Captain of the Prometheus. 1855: Captain of the North Star (Steamer). 1858-1860: Captain of the Westminster which was wrecked and abandoned off Table Bay, south Africa. Salvaged goods were transferred to the ship 'Susanne'. 1860-1869: Captain and part owner of the Princeton. All of the information above was obtained directly from this collection of Wamack's papers! We have documents to and from all of the vessels mentioned above as well as State papers from South Africa in regards to the wreck. There are several pieces of a more philatelic interest as they are possibly the LONE surviving such papers in the world. Merchant ships papers detail transactions in California, New York, Florida, new Orleans, London, South American, South Africa and India! This lot is MUSEUM QUALITY and deserves years of research as well as possible publication. The papers contained in this lot are related to cargo, stores, ship parts, repairs, some preprinted forms, shipping agreements, owner to owner conversation, consignees, inventories, billheads, government forms and a few very special personal letters to and from wife detailing times and locations etc. A nice lot with enough material to provide a real feel for the life of a mid-19th century merchant sea captain who captained both steamers and sailing vessels.

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        CHRONICLES OF ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, AND THE ADJOINING COUNTRIES, FROM THE LATTER PART OF THE REIGN OF EDWARD II TO THE CORONATION OF HENRY IV. Translated from the French by Thomas Johnes

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1849. Occasional minimal spotting, but fine and bright. Beautiful volumes. (Hand-colored edition) Two volumes. Quarto. xlvii, 768p; xiv, 733p. Illustrated with 116 line cuts in the text and 74 facsimile plates from Froissart and other manuscripts in the Bibliotheque Royale, Paris, and other sources, all are hand-colored and highlighted in gilt. Bound by J. Wright if full red crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and fancy panel ornaments featuring medieval motifs, the covers with similar motifs incorporated in very fancy border designs, dentelles Vol. II has the bookseller's label of Philip C. Duschnes.

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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England

      Oxford - Oxford University Press, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Edward Earl of Clarendon's contemporaryHistory of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England together with an Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland for the first timecarefully printed from the original MS. preserved in the Bodlein Library to which are subjoined the notes of Bishop Warburton. In seven volumes complete. Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609 - 1674) was an English historian and statesman, and grandfather of two English monarchs, Mary II and Queen Anne. During the Civil War, Hyde served in the King's council as Chancellor of the Exchequer, and was one of the more moderate figures in the royalist camp. By 1645 his moderation had alienated him from the King, and he was made guardian to the Prince of Wales, with whom he fled to Jersey in 1646. He spent his time in exile working on the History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, his classic account of the English Civil War. (The proceeds from this book's publication were instrumental in building the Clarendon Building at Oxford. )Hyde was not closely involved with Charles II's attempts to regain the throne in 1649 to 1651. Hyde rejoined the exiled king in the latter year, and soon became his chief advisor; Charles named him Lord Chancellor in 1658. On the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, he returned to England with the King and became even closer to the royal family through the marriage of his daughter, Anne, to the king's brother James, Duke of York, the heir-presumptive. Their two daughters, Mary II and Queen Anne would each one day reign in their own right. Condition: In calf bindings. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, slight loss to somespine labels and some marks to boards. With rear joint to volume four cracked with backstrip starting to lift and five hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout with only the very odd spot to some endpapers and the very occasional handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Together with An historical View of the Affairs of Ireland, Complete Seven Volume Set

      Oxford University Press 1849 - 7 volume set. Beautifully bound in full leather. Fine gold flourish along spine and edges, with leather spine labels. Marbled edges and end pages. Fine bindings. Pleasing to the eye and touch. Clean, unmarked pages. A superior set, suitable for a gift. See our pictures. Printed from the original manuscript preserved in the Bodleian Library. [Attributes: 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 by Captain Charles Sturt F.L.S. F.R.G.S

      London, T. W. Boone, 1849, MDCCCXLIX. First Edition; Two Volumes; 8vo; original green boards with ornate blind stamp patterning with title, author and publisher in gilt on spine, uncut pages with many still joined at top; yellow endpapers; Volume 1; pp. xiv, 416, 10 pages of book ads, last page blank; folding map of Sturt's journey by John Arrowsmith; coloured frontispiece with tissue guard; 3 full page colour plates, 4 full page b/w plates, 11 b/w illustrations within text; minor stains to front board, some browning to page edges; a good copy. Volume 2; pp. vi, 308, 92 pages of appendices, 14 pages of book ads; b/w frontispiece, 2 full page colour plates, 5 full page b/w illustrations and 4 b/w illustrations within text; appendices; boards have small spot stains, binding a little loose at one spot of pp. 144; some browning to page edges; otherwise a very good set. Ferguson 5202. Spectacular hand coloured illustrations by John Gould, two tinted plates after S. T. Gill also plates after Henry Melville, Frome and Sturt including Native Village of several Aboriginal families and dwellings, a native grave, and King William Street, Adelaide. Includes narrative Edmund Kennedy's survey of Mitchells "Victoria River". Appendices include birds by John Gould, and Botany by Robert Brown a voyager with Flinders, list of specimens and names of rocks collected, localities of the specimens.

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        Friday Christian; or the First-Born on Pitcairn's Island

      New York & Philadelphia,: D. Appleton & Co. [and] G.S. Appleton, 1849.. Small octavo, frontispiece, 4-pp. advertisements at rear; an attractive copy in the original ribbed and blind-stamped cloth, spine expertly rebacked with much of the original spine laid down; 1857 'Boston Journal' newspaper article neatly tipped in at front. First edition, and a good copy of this particularly uncommon children's book on the fate of the Pitcairners. The work is chiefly in the form of dialogues between the Pitcairners and the officers of a visiting ship, and includes lengthy passages relating to both Friday Christian and John Adams.It is evidently compiled from any number of sources, but does specifically mention the voyage to Pitcairn Island of Folger in 1808, the source of the earliest rumours of the fate of the mutineers to circulate in Europe. A contemporary review of this work in American Review commented accurately that 'it is much more interesting than might be inferred from its title page'. The work is dedicated to the New York Bible and Prayer Book Society and their efforts at handing out copies of the Bible, as evidence of its 'marvelous power over the heart of a marvellously wicked man'.The work concludes with the anonymous author's comment that the recent fate of the Pitcairners is not known, but that he has read that a European vessel had removed the entire colony to Tahiti. An early owner of this copy has accordingly tipped in a newspaper clipping from the Boston Journal of 1857 about the "Removal of the Inhabitants of Pitcairn's Island" to Norfolk Island.

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        PROCLAMATION TO THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA. CONGRESS HAVING FAILED AT ITS RECENT SESSION TO PROVIDE A NEW GOVERNMENT FOR THIS COUNTRY TO REPLACE THAT WHICH EXISTED ON THE ANNEXATION OF CALIFORNIA TO THE UNITED STATES, THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD CALL ATTENTION TO THE MEANS WHICH HE DEEMS BEST CALCULATED TO AVOID THE EMBARRASSMENTS OF OUR PRESENT POSITION [caption title and beginning of text]

      Monterey, Ca. June 3, 1849.. Broadside, 17 3/4 x 13 inches. Old folds. Docketed on verso. Three-quarter- inch by five-inch portion clipped from lower left margin, not affecting text. Very good. In a three-quarter cloth folding box, spine gilt. The Thomas W. Streeter copy, with his notes in the upper left corner of the recto and his bookplate on the lower left corner of the verso. This copy sold for $1700 at the Streeter sale in 1968. This rare broadside is a fundamentally important document in the political history of the state of California. In it, Brigadier General Bennet Riley establishes the basic civic framework of California as a United States territory. He calls for a convention to draw up a new constitution, announces that the laws currently in place in California would continue to be enforced, and sets dates for the election of judges and other municipal officers. It is the first formally announced effort to exert the civic authority of the United States throughout California. Riley begins by stating that, though he is a brigadier general in the United States Army, he is actually the civil governor of California, and that the territory is not under military control. He announces: "...no military officer other than the commanding General of the Department exercises any civil authority by virtue of his military commission, and the powers of the commanding General as ex officio Governor are only such as are defined and recognized in the existing laws. The instructions of the Secretary of War make it the duty of all military officers to recognise the existing civil government and to aid its officers with the military force under their control. Beyond this any interference is not only uncalled for but strictly forbidden." Riley goes on to describe in detail the various offices that constitute the civil government of California. In an effort to promote order and stability he announces that the laws that were in place in California before the American occupation would continue to be in effect until they are "replaced by others made and enacted by competent power." Riley further calls for the organization of a civil government "by the election and appointment of all officers recognized by law," and sets August 1 as the date for elections to fill judicial positions. Of the utmost importance, he calls for a convention to meet at Monterey on September 1 to frame a constitution for the territory, and designates the various districts from which the delegates will come and how many will come from each district. We are able to locate only six other copies of this important broadside, at Yale, the California State Library, the Huntington Library, the Bancroft Library, the Newberry Library, and the National Archives. A founding document in the civil history of California. GREENWOOD 119. WAGNER, CALIFORNIA IMPRINTS 31. STREETER SALE 2555 (this copy). AII (CALIFORNIA) 92. GRAFF 548. OCLC 58924468, 17317148.

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        Clement Lorimer; or, The Book With the Iron Clasps. A Romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank

      London: David Bogue, Fleet Street, 1849. First edition. Leather Bound. Small octavo. [i-v], vi, [vii-viii], 280pp. With twelve plates by George Cruikshank, as called for. Full polished calf by Zaehnsdorf. Boards with gilt decorations, inner dentelles and marbled endpapers; spine in compartments with floral decorations and contrasting green leather labels stamped in gilt; top edge gilt. Lacks the half-title, and the frontispiece tipped-on to a new blank. A handsome copy of this book which, according to Eric Quayle, is "the first full-length novel of crime, mystery and modern detection to appear in England." ("The Collector's Book of Books", p98). // "...employed as a crime reporter at the Central Criminal Court while working for the London newspaper, "The Morning Chronicle"... in 1848-9 [Reach] published in six monthly parts, a tale of vendetta, murder, racehorse doping, slow poisoning and abduction, and other dastardly deeds..." The present work constituted the first book publication of this now-famous work. Image or additional images available upon request

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        Bound Volume of 10 tracts on Colonial Subjects

      London. Good with no dust jacket. 1849-1855. Hardcover. 10 tracts in contemporary half calf binding. Leather rubbed and shaved at edges of spine and at corners of boards. Spine title: "Pamphlets 7". Owner's signature "Wodehouse". Page dimensions: 208 x 133mm. Contents: 1. "Speech of the Hon. Joseph Howe on the Union of the North American Provinces and on the Right of British Colonists to Representation in the Imperial Parliament, and to Participation in the Public Employments and Distinctions of the Empire". London: James Ridgway, 1855. 63 pages. 2. "The Colonial Empire of Great Britain, especially in its Religious Aspect" by Lord Lyttelton. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. (1849). 44 pages. 3. "Catalogue of Contributions transmitted from British Guiana to the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1855". Georgetown: printed at the Royal Gazette Office, 1855. xl, 56 pages + 2 folding maps (1 with colour) + 1 folding diagram. 4. "Some Reflections on the Speech of the Rt. Hon. Lord John Russell on Colonial Policy" by C. B. Adderley. London: John W. Parker, 1850. 30 pages. 5. "Transportation Not Necessary" by C. B. Adderley. London: John W. Parker, 1851. 74 pages + 6 pages advertisements. 6. "The Supremacy of Great Britain not inconsistent with Self-Government for the Colonies" by Henry Thring. London: John W. Parker, 1851. 64 pages. 7. "Statement of the Present Cape Case. Addressed to the Society for Reform of Colonial Government" by C. B. Adderley. London: John W. Parker, 1851. [iv], 36 pages. 8. "Memoranda towards a history of the earlier Colonial Administration of Great Britain" by Samuel Lucas. London: Savill & Edwards, 1851. 16 pages. 9. "The Speech of the Right Hon. Lord John Russell in the House of Commons, Feb. 8, 1850, on Colonial Policy, with a view to Promote the General Wealth and Population of the Colonies and their Capacity for Self-Government." London: James Ridgway, 1850. iv, 68 pages. 10. "Colonial Surveying with a view to the Disposal of Waste Land: In a Report to the New Zealand Company" by Felix Wakefield. London: John W. Parker, 1849. v, [1], 89, [1] pages. ; 8vo .

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, for 1849

      D.T. Valentine New York: D.T. Valentine, 1849. First. hardcover. very good(+). Illustrated manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. 434 pp. with 3 fold out maps and 8 diagrams and lithographed views. Full leather with ornately decorated gold on title, spine and covers, with official city seal. 12mo. Minor scuffs and cracks to spine and hinges. Minor foxing throughout, some staining, and repair to Longworth map. Overall very good. Maps and illustrations complete according to the "Index to the Illustrations in the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York", published by the Society of Iconophiles, 1906. Ownership copy of Walter Lenox, President of the Board of Aldermen. Pen inscription of Henry M. Pierce, 4/9 1927, Jersey City on inside cover. D.T. Valentine, New York: 1849. First edition, extraordinarily rare. The "Manuals of the Corporation" were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York compiled by D.T. Valentine. These books include detailed information on the meetings of the Aldermen Council, ordinances passed, public officials, the city's debts, directories of hospitals, alms houses and schools, ferry schedules, lists of public porters, demographics and census information, and descriptions of historic buildings and streets. Much of the information was gleaned from Dutch and English sources, as processed by Valentine. Notable illustrations in this edition include "A South Prospect of Ye flourishing City of New York...1746", the Duyckinck plan of the City of New York (1755), and "Union Park". D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years without being promoted to Clerk. Valentine took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals", which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866. Many copies were personalized for prominent officials. Walter Lenox (1817-1874), for whom this copy was made, served as the President of the Board of Aldermen in Washington, D.C. as well as Mayor. He joined the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and in 1863 was arrested by General Winfield Scott. He died in prison. This compendium is an excellent source of early New York City history.

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

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

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        The Works of Prescott, including History of the Conquest of Peru, The Conquest of Mexico, History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, History of the Reign of Philip the Second

      London: George Routledge and Sons, and Richard Bentley, 1849-1874., 1849. 8 volumes, 8vo. , being 3 volumes for the History of Ferdinand and Isabella, 3 volumes for Philip the Second, and one vlume each for the Conquest of Peru and the Conquest of Mexico. Uniform late 19th century dark blue half calf with red and green title labels to spines with gilt, grey cloth boards and endpapers. Portrait frontispiece to most volumes. Slight age toning and foxing to edges; small bookplate to paste downs with traces of ownership to 2 volumes. A handsome set.

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        The Illustrated Hand-Book a New Guide for Travelers [travellers] through the United States of America

      New York: Sherman & Smith. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed soiled and bumped. Slight darkening to page ends. Stamps of previous owner on fep and base of title page. Pencil annotation on ffep. Rear fold out map G+ with small tear at fore edge of centre fold. Contents tight. 1849. Reprint. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover. 234pp :: 125 highly finished engravings and a large and accurate map hand coloured in outline :: 150mm x 90mm (6" x 4") :: Containing a description of the states, cities, towns, villages, watering places, colleges etc.,etc.; with the railroad, stage, and steamboat routes, the distance from place to place, and the fares on the great travelling routes .

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        Colección de Documentos Inéditos del Archivo General de la Corona de Aragón. [Tomo IV: Unión de Barcelona y Aragón. Tomo V: Ordenaciones de la Casa Real de Aragón por Pedro IV. Tomos VI y VII: Ordenaciones de la Casa Real de Aragón por varios monarcas. Tomo VIII: Municipalidades y Cartas - Pueblas]

      Barcelona, Establecimiento Tiporáfico de José Eusebio Montfort, 1849 - 1852. Cinco tomos en veinte cuadernos en 4to.; 431 pp. + 321 pp. + 479 pp. + 219 pp. + 552 pp. Ejemplar de salida, sin desbarbar ni abrir. Cubiertas originales para cada cuaderno.

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        Memoirs of the Life of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson KB. 2 volume set

      London: T. and W. Boone. Rebacked. Cover rubbed and bumped. Small tear to part of fold out illustration in volume II with no loss. Slight darkening to page ends otherwise contents VG. 1849. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. xxxiv, 501pp; 668pp + adverts :: Engravings, facsimiles and fold out illustrations :: 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6") .

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        PROCLAMATION TO THE PEOPLE OF THE DISTRICT OF SAN FRANCISCO: WHEREAS, PROOF HAS BEEN LAID BEFORE ME, THAT A BODY OF MEN, STYLING THEMSELVES "THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE DISTRICT OF SAN FRANCISCO" HAS USURPED POWERS...[caption title and introductory text]

      [Monterey. 1849].. Broadside, 13 x 8 3/4 inches, printed in two columns. Staining and wear at folds, split neatly in half across the center horizontal fold and along one vertical fold. Contemporary ink numbers on verso. Overall, still very good. In a cloth chemise and slipcase, gilt leather label. The Thomas W. Streeter copy (one of only two known perfect copies of three total known copies), with his pencil notes at the top of the recto and his bookplate at the bottom of the verso. Streeter bought this proclamation from Edwin Grabhorn in 1936, and it sold at his sale in 1968 to the Carnegie Book Shop for $1800. It was later offered by Warren Howell. At the time of this proclamation California was still under the rule of the United States military, a state of affairs in place since the Mexican War. San Francisco's political situation in early 1849 was in a state of tumult, and the city was filled with lawlessness and crime. At the start of the year the city had three different town councils, all operating in opposition to each other. On March 12, 1849, a single, local "District Legislature" or "Legislative Assembly" was organized to exercise supreme power in San Francisco, and it acted over and above the power of the Alcalde, making laws, levying taxes, and filling offices. It was this Legislative Assembly that Bennet Riley condemned as illegitimate and illegal, usurping the power of the United States Congress. In this document Riley, the military governor of California, denounces the actions of the so-called "Legislative Assembly of the District of San Francisco," ordering citizens not to pay its taxes or support its officers. Further, Riley notes that someone "assuming the title of Sheriff under the authority of one claiming to be a Justice of the Peace" had seized the public records of the district from the lawfully constituted Alcalde. Riley calls on all law- abiding citizens to uphold the "legally constituted [i.e. federal] authorities of the land." He urges San Franciscans to aid in restoring the records to the Alcalde and in ignoring the claims to power of the "Legislative Assembly." Riley writes: "It can hardly be possible that intelligent and thinking men should be so blinded by passion, and so unmindful of their own true interests and the security of their property...as to countenance and support any illegally constituted body in their open violation of the laws and assumption of authority which in no possible event could ever belong to them." He closes by implying that if the Alcalde has in any way misruled, federal authorities will provide a remedy. Bennet Riley (1787- 1853) served as the military governor of California from April 12 to Dec. 20, 1849, and later assisted in creating the civil government of the state, calling for a constitutional convention and later a gubernatorial election. The broadside is signed in print by Riley at the end, dated at Monterey, June 4, 1849, and also signed in print by H.W. Halleck as Secretary of State. "This proclamation was undoubtedly printed as a broadside but I have not succeeded in locating a copy of it" - Wagner. Greenwood locates only this copy and a copy at the Bancroft Library. OCLC locates a copy at the University of California, San Diego, which is defective, with a large hole in the first nine lines of text (costing thirty-one words of text). A very rare and early California imprint, vividly describing the political instability in San Francisco in the early days of the Gold Rush. STREETER SALE 2556 (this copy). GREENWOOD 121. WAGNER, CALIFORNIA IMPRINTS 32. AII (CALIFORNIA) 94. FAHEY 119. OCLC 19807981.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Phaëthornis Pretrei [Planalto Hermit]

      [London: by the Author, 1849-1887]. Hand-coloured lithograph by Hullmandel & Walton, printed by the Mintern brothers. Heightened with gum arabic. Wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. 18 3/8 x 10 1/4 inches. 22 x 15 inches. A beautiful image from 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Humming-Birds', John Gould's 'masterpiece, [which]... must ever remain a feast of beauty and a source of wonder... an incomparable catalogue and compendium of beauty' ('Fine Bird Books'). 'There is no one appreciative of the beauties of nature who will not recall... with delight the time when a live humming- bird first met his gaze. The suddenness of the apparition, even when expected, and its brief duration, are alone enough to fix the fluttering vision on the mind's eye.... The beautiful nests of humming-birds... will be found on examination to be very solidly and tenaciously built, though the materials are generally of the slightest - cotton-wool or some vegetable down and spider's webs' (Alfred Newton in 'The Encyclopedia Britannica 1911, vol. 13, p.887). The Hummingbird family includes members that are the smallest birds in the world. The largest measures no more than 8 1/2 inches and the smallest 2 3/8 inches in length. They are confined to the American continent and its islands, but are wide ranging within this limitation, with over 400 different species covering an area from the fuchias of Tierra del Fuego in the south to the althaea bushes of Toronto gardens in the north. The present image is from the work of which Gould himself was most proud. Hummingbirds remained a fascination for him throughout his professional life, as evidenced by his collection of 1500 mounted specimens, which were exhibited in the Royal Zoological Gardens in Regent's Park, London, in 1851 as part of the festivities surrounding the Great Exhibition. The exhibit proved a great success, with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert numbering among the 75,000 visitors. Cf. Anker 177; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p.101; cf. Nissen IVB 380; cf. Sauer 16 & 29; cf. Wood p. 365; cf. Zimmer p. 258.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Approach to the Simoom. Desert of Gizeh

      The Holy Land, Syria..., from Drawings made on the Spot. London: F.G. Moon., 1849. Plate 240. Original tinted lithograph. With original hand colouring. Size: 420 x 605 mm. Framed size: 620 x 770 mm Very good condition. Some light foxing not affecting the image. Presented in handmade gold leaf frame with museum mount. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of entire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). These lithographs were originally published in twenty parts, most parts containing six plates, the price for each part with coloured plates (the most expensive state) being 3 guineas.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The California and Oregon Trail

      New York: George P. Putnam, 1849.. First edition, first printing. Octavo, original cloth. A good copy with the crown and foot of the spine showing wear and wear to the bottom boards. Contemporary inscription on the front free endpage. Housed in a custom quarter morocco case.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        THE CALIFORNIA AND OREGON TRAIL

      New York: George P. Putnam, 1849. First edition. Good +. Second printing with ads 1-6 & 8 bound at the rear and worn type pgs. 436-437. A Good + copy in the original cloth with some chipping and tears along the spine and the rear hinge broken and repaired, but not very cleanly. Internal contents are clean and bright with trivial spots of foxing here and there. Parkman's most famous work, based on a 2-month excursion through western states on a part of the Oregon Trail, including his experiences hunting buffalo with the Sioux Indians. A classic of western-Americana literature. Housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. Good +.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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