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        [Letters on Public Executions]

      1849. In: THE TIMES of London, November 14-21, 1849. Six complete issues of this newspaper, with supplements. On November 13, 1849, Charles Dickens (with his friend, the illustrator John Leech) witnessed in Horsemonger's Lane the public hanging of George Manning and his wife Maria (for the murder of her former lover). Dickens was disgusted not by the executions themselves, but by the fact that they were public -- it is estimated that the hangings were witnessed by about 30,000. Later that very day Dickens wrote a letter to the editor of The Times, and it appeared the next day...~Wednesday, November 14th. Dickens's first letter to The Times, in which he expresses his shock at the behavior of the crowd at the hangings, going on to ask that public executions be abolished.~... When I came upon the scene at midnight, the shrillness of the cries and howls... made my blood run cold. As the night went on, screeching, and laughing, and yelling in strong chorus of parodies on Negro melodies, with substitutions of "Mrs. Manning" for "Susannah," and the like, were added to these. When the day dawned, thieves, low prostitutes, ruffians and vagabonds of every kind, flocked onto the ground, with every variety of offensive and foul behavior... When the two miserable creatures who attracted all this ghastly sight about them were turned quivering into the air, there was no more emotion, no more pity, no more thought that two immortal souls had gone to judgment... than if the name of Christ had never been heard in this world...~This issue further includes an editorial by The Times itself, reporting and commenting on the "act of judicial slaughter" committed on the previous day, but disagreeing with Dickens's request that executions be carried out in private. Also included in this issue is a long account of the executions, including an account of the murder that began all of this.~Friday, November 16th. (There was nothing relevant in Thursday's paper.) This issue contains a letter from a reader using the pen-name "T", commenting on the situation and agreeing with Dickens's points. It also contains the coroner's report on one Catherine Read, who was trampled to death by the crowd at the Mannings' executions.~Saturday, November 17th. This issue contains a letter from reader "S.G.O.", agreeing with Dickens and further reporting that some spectators at the hanging were using opera glasses, the better to view the proceedings. It also contains a letter from reader "Milo", agreeing that Dickens had made some good points in his letter but saying that the solutions Dickens offered are impractical (Dickens will refer to this letter in his own next letter to The Times).~Monday, November 19th. (There was no Sunday Times.) This issue contains Dickens's second and last letter to The Times on this subject, and is much more extensive than his first. He expresses his views on executions in general (which he does not oppose), and public executions in great detail.~Tuesday, November 20th. This issue contains a letter from "P.G. Head" who completely opposes Dickens's views as expressed the day before. It also includes a second Times editorial on the subject, very extensive, which discusses the strong impact of Dickens's letters on the public's reaction to capital punishment.~Wednesday, November 21st. Finally, in this issue is a third editorial by The Times, which criticizes Dickens's views as expressed in his letter of the 19th. It also reports on the proceedings of an "Anti-Capital Punishment" meeting of two days earlier. Finally, there is also a letter from reader "John Gilpin", regarding that meeting.~In 1824, Dickens's father had been sent to Marshalsea Prison for owing forty pounds ten shillings -- compelling twelve-year-old Dickens to leave school and get a job in a factory; more than three decades later, the father of "Little Dorrit" was likewise a Marshalsea debtor (interestingly, Marshalsea was demolished in the same year as these Times issues). Beginning with his earliest writings, Dickens showed concern for criminals and the treatment they received in courts: Mr. Bumble's "The law is an ass!" pretty well sums up Dickens's opinion of the English legal sytstem. Bleak House revolves around the unending legal case of Jarndyce vs Jarndyce, A Tale of Two Cities involves public executions (albeit in a different time and country), and in Great Expectations an escaped prisoner plays a major role.~When Dickens was editor of the Daily News in 1846, he wrote a number of pieces on capital punishment -- views revived by the Mannings' execution circus in 1849. However it was not until 1868 that a law was passed abolishing public executions; they finally ceased in 1869, the year before Dickens died.~These are the complete newspaper issues; it is very difficult to amass the entire group of six. They are in near-fine condition, with only minor fraying at some edges (two or three of the issues may have once been bound into a volume); one has a "Dublin Castle" inkstamp at the top. The text of Dickens's two letters may be found in the Pilgrim Edition of his Letters, Vol V pages 644-645 and pages 651-654; not noted by Podeschi (Yale) nor by vanderPoel (Texas).

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        Life and Confessions of Mary Jane Gordon, Who was Tried, Condemned, and Hung on the Twenty-Fourth Day of February, 1849, for the Murder of Jane Anderson, a Native of Covington, Kentucky

      Covington, 1849. 32pp. in soiled, cresed yellow wraps. Published 2 years after an earlier printing which claims Maine and 1847 as the state and date of the hanging. Though appearing to be an account of a true crime, the existence of two identical accounts with different venues and dates seems to indicate a fiction by Calhoun. The reference book, "The Annals of Murder", by McDade, entry 367, also indicates a fictitious account. The binding on this extremely rare book is tight but there are many folded and/or chipped corners. Foxing is present, Pages 7-16 are missing the bottom corner but all text is present. If you collect true crime or rare crime fiction this will be the rarest book in your collection.. Soft Cover. G-/None.

      [Bookseller: Page One, Too; Antiquarian Books]
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        The Bowdoin Poets [with manuscript contribution by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain]

      Brunswick: Joseph Griffin, 1849. Original gilt decorative cloth in near fine condition. Housed in custom box. With large folding engraved plate of Bowdoin College. Published in two parts. Part I: First appearances of poems by Bowdoin College students, including 4 poems by H.W. Longfellow, a graduate of Bowdoin and a professor there during Fessenden's and Chamberlain's attendance. Part II: 100 pages of 61 manuscript letters written to James Fessenden from his classmates in the classes of 1849, 50, 51, & 52. Most significant is a letter by Fessenden's friend Joshua L. Chamberlain. Both men went on to become distinguished Civil War Generals; Chamberlain was the hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg, and his bravery and character led General Grant to choose him to be present at the Confederate surrender at Appomatox. Fessenden was commander of the 2nd US Sharpshooters, and later commander of the First South Carolina Regiment of US Colored Troops. The men's principled behavior can clearly be traced back to their education at Bowdoin, as the letters reflect an interest in high moral values. Of the students who wrote these letters, approximately 20 went on to become officers in the Union Army, while others went on to become respected leaders in a variety of fields.

      [Bookseller: Johanson Rare Books]
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        Der Unbedeutende. Posse mit Gesang in drei Akten

      Wien, Wallishausser 1849.. 8°.151 S. Mit 1 gefalt. kolor. Frontisp. in Kupfer. HLn. d. Zt. Mit goldgepr. Rückentit., Tit. gestemp., tlw. schwach stockfleckig. Gutes Expl. EA. W.-G.² 12; Wurzbach XX, 210; Rabenlechner I, 61; Slg. Mayer 6306 - Der kolor. Kupferstich zeigt den Schauspieler Nestroy als "Zimmermann Peter Span" und Wenzel Scholzin in der Rolle des "Sekretär Puffmann".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The Ladies' Flower-Garden Of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants

      London: William S. Orr & Co., (1849). Second edition. Hardcover. Three quarter green morocco and green cloth. Teg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 215 pages. 30 x 25 cm. Forty-two lithographic plates printed in colors and finished by hand, tissue guards. With no entry level manuals for gardening available in her day, she pioneered gardening as a suitable occupation for women. Her husband -- John C. Loudon, a prolific horticultural and landscape design writer founded the "Gardener's Magazine," the first periodical devoted solely to horticulture -- influenced her as did John Lindley, whose lectures she attended. Prior to her marriage her fiction writing, "The Mummy," an early science fiction novel, adumbrated perhaps by Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," and published anonymously in 1827 by Henry Colburn, received favorable reviews. NISSEN 1236 [1848 edition]. Plates generally clean, a few minor age spots to first few plates at upper margins not affecting images, raised bands, gilt decorated spine panels, joints and extremities rubbed.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Magazine of Botany. Volume 15.

      William S.Orr & Co. 1849 - Pp. xii, 314, (1) publisher's ads. 48 tissue-guarded, hand coloured plates. Contemporary 1/2 morocco with gilt lettering to spine, all edges gilt. Extremities rubbed, part of spine torn and loose. A little light foxing but plates generally clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Besleys Books ABA ILAB]
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        Mitchell's Reference and Distance Map of the United States

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1849. Wall map, 57 x 70 inches, expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers. Old repair evident to lower border. Occasional minute spotting. colour bright and clean. Very good. A highly important map for the American West. This mammoth wall map of the United States was originally published in 1834. It was significantly revised at the beginning of the Mexican War in 1846 by the addition of the important inset map of the Transmississippi West entitled A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California. This new inset, which replaced the old inset General Map of the United States, was also separately issued as a pocket map, and was one of the first maps of the Transmississippi West. Rumsey believed that the inset was the first printing of the map, with the separately issued version published later (see 534). The inset was continued on this 1849 edition, with a slightly different title. The 1849 edition is scarce. Rumsey (538) lists only the 1846 edition, and Phillips' America (page 901) lists only an 1851 edition. This copy is particularly handsome in that each existing county for the entire nation has been separately coloured. Wheat, Gold Rush, 190, Wheat, Transmississippi West, 629.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        MITCHELL'S REFERENCE AND DISTANCE MAP OF THE UNITED STATES

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, [1849].. Wall map, 57 x 70 inches. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers. Old repair evident in lower border. Occasional minute spotting. Color bright and clean. Very good. This mammoth wall map of the United States was originally published in 1836. It was significantly revised in 1846 with the addition of a landmark inset map entitled "A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California." The inset map is present in this 1849 edition and titled "A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California with the Regions Adjoining...1849." The inset measures 20 3/4 x 22 1/4 inches. The Texas, Oregon, and California map was the most important commercial map of the American West issued on the eve of the Mexican War. Wheat notes that it "embraced the most recent published information extant." It was one of the first commercial maps to incorporate the discoveries of Fremont, as well as those of Nicollet and Wilkes, and Emory's map of Texas (1844). This second edition was published in 1849, with the inset of the same title and size. Later editions, with the important inset, are very scarce. Rumsey (538) lists only the 1846 edition, and Phillips' MAPS (page 901) lists only an 1851 edition. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 190. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 629.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Appeal for £6000 to complete the asylum for penitent females,

      [London,] , [c.1849] . in connexion with the Lock Hospital, Westbourne Green, now capable of receiving only 20 inmates, and to finish the erection of the hospital itself. Octavo (233 × 186 mm) 4pp. subscription appeal. Engraved vignette of the Hospital. Light creases from old folds, else very good. The London Lock Hospital was the first clinic specifically for venereal diseases to be opened in London The name 'Lock' perhaps derives from a former hospital in Southwark, which in mediaeval times was a lazar house, or hospital for lepers. 'Locks', or rags, covered the lepers' lesions, so the hospital came to be known as Lock Hospital. When leprosy died out in England, the Southwark hospital continued to treat outcasts, but now those suffering from venereal diseases instead, and the name became attached to new establishments set up for the purpose. "The Hospital established 1746, for the treatment of the peculiar disease incident to profligate women; the Asylum founded 1787 by the Bible commentator, the Rev. Thomas Scott, for the reclamation of the cured inmates to virtuous habits… The establishment was originally formed in Grosvenor-Place, where the Chapel, by its popular preachers, became a source of income to the institution …In 1842, the Institution was removed to its present site [Harrow Road, Westbourne Green]; in 1849, the success of an autograph appeal by the Duke of Cambridge provided for the admission of double the number of patients." (Timbs - Curiosities of London) By 1890 Harrow Road consisted of 140 inpatient beds and 40 asylum places for women. The Duke of Cambridge was always George III and Queen Charlotte's favourite son; "Unlike his brothers, he was never entangled with debtors, nor was there any scandal in his private life." (ODNB) After a modestly successful career in the army and as governor-general of Hanover, he returned to England and immersed himself in charitable causes. "He was president of at least six hospitals, and the patron or vice-patron of more than a score of other beneficent corporations."

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        An Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour Round the Southern Coast of England Illustrated with Eighty-Four Plates, from Drawings by J. M. W. Turner R.A., W. Collins, R.A., William Westall, R.A., S. Prout, P. Dewint and Others

      London: Nattali, 1849.. 4to. (11.5 x 9.75 inches). pp.viii, 202. Full-page frontis plate and 48 further full-page plates, hors-texte. Numerous engravings laid in. 84 engravings in all, as called for. All engravings with tissue guards. Half morocco gilt, over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Foxing and offsetting to prelims and extrems, with scattered light foxing and offsetting to main textblock and engravings. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No inscriptions. A handsome copy. Very heavy book, requiring much extra postage overseas. First edition.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books PBFA]
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        Archive of Signed Manuscript Documents Regarding Cuba Cigar Production

      Havana - Cuba, 1849. Eight Manuscript Documents relating to a petition for producing a special tobacco paper, devised by Estevan Mestre, to improve Cuban cigars. Text is in Spanish, seven being letters penned by Cuban delegates and one by the applicant/inventor; one being a receipt for the application and fees. Documents range in size, from Octavo to Folio, three bearing watermarks, and two stamped in ink by the office of the Superintendent General of Cuba, then El Conde de Villanueva. Most are signed in the original; two are signed by El Conde de Villanueva himself, a celebrated Spanish nobleman who contributed greatly to the growth of Cuba's economy. Some age toning, two leafs in particular, otherwise the lot is in very good condition. Havana native Estevan Mestre here requests the rights to manufacture an improved tobacco paper for a period of ten years, the paper being refined through a new process invented by him, to be utilized for production of Cuban cigars by the equally new machines of the period. Evidently his paper would withstand the mechanical process of dispensing and compressing the tobacco leaves. The series of correspondence begins with a printed watermarked document from the Development Office of Havana, completed in manuscript by a Francisco Oger, confirms receipt of the application and the necessary fee of 210 pesos. This was most likely presented together with the letter penned by Mestres, and addressed directly to "The Esteemed Señior President, Governor and Captain General of the Island of Cuba." Highly interesting is the fact that the entire process, from filing an application, to final approval, was only eight days for a local Spanish civilian. A similar application in the same time period, submitted by an American could take upwards of 2 years. Two documents are dated 14 August 1849, two follow on 18 August, three on 22 August, and a final letter dated 25 August, signed by the Count of Villanueva, only eight days after the initial request was made. Further inter-office ensue, rather expediently one cannot help but notice, until suddenly and evidently without reservation, the Governor El Conde de Villanueva signs a final approval on 25 August 1849. Two of the documents are signed by El Conde de Villanueva, Supervisor of Finance for the Crown in Cuba (1825-1851), and an instrumental figure in developing commerce in Havana, further indicating direct access to key decision makers. One of these is dated 14 August, makes reference to Mestre's petition, as well as a charter dealing with the same subject which was in place as of 30 July 1833. . Signed.

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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        CALIFORNIA AND ITS GOLD REGIONS; WITH A GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL VIEW OF THE COUNTRY, ITS MINERAL AND AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES...WITH A MAP OF THE U. STATES AND CALIFORNIA

      New York: Stringer and Townsend, 1849.. 137pp., plus [6]pp. of ads. Large folding frontispiece map. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco label. Boards a bit rubbed and shelfworn. Ex-private 19th century library, with neat bookplate on front pastedown. The map has been backed by tissue, with a few small portions of loss at the crossfolds, though none in the western United States region. Advertising leaves trimmed a bit close, affecting some text at the very bottom. Very clean and fresh internally. A very good copy overall. In a half morocco and cloth box. According to Wheat, "One of the best of the early books on California printed for gold seekers." Robinson, who had produced a book on the Mexican War shortly before, drew on both official and unofficial sources for this book. Kurutz calls this work "a fine anthology of several of the earliest reports of the gold discovery, conditions in California, history of the region, and ways to reach the diggings...The excellent map is important for delineating the various sea and overland routes to California." The gold region is tinted yellow on the map, as well as on the inset "Map of the Gold Region," and the overland routes are drawn in blue. Among the sources drawn on are reports by Mason, Fremont, Larkin, Emory, and Kearny, as well as newspaper accounts. Robinson discusses several routes to California, recommending the northern Overland Trail as the best. Howes and Kurutz note two issues of 137 and 144 pages, respectively, of which this is the former. HOWES R366, "b." WHEAT GOLD RUSH 168. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 70. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 591. GRAFF 3527. COWAN, p.537. KURUTZ 539b. SABIN 72070.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Patent for for a Rotary Engine in 1849

      Israel Ginsman, of New York is granted an English patent for "Improvements in the construction of the rotary engine to be worked by Steam, Air, or other elastic fluid". Edinburgh 1849. A six page manuscript document on vellum 12 x 10", mostly in Latin. One fold, some soil from handling, as usual. The first attempts to produce a working and efficient rotary engine in the late 1830's produced a wave of creative activity, but no engines of enduring practicality. Even the modern Wankel engine is no longer used in automobiles. Still, by the late 1840's a number of prototypes were in operation with varying degrees of success, primarily for use in sawmills. Ginsman spent the enormous sum of L80, Scots to register his patent.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        The Strayed Reveller

      London: B. Fellowes,, 1849. Octavo. Original green cloth elaborately blocked in blind, yellow coated endpapers, titles to spine gilt. Bookplates to front endpapers, inked ownership signature and pencilled gift inscription to front free endpaper. Ends of spine worn, joints and hinges cracked, spine partially loose, corners worn. A good copy. First edition of Matthew Arnold's first book, one of only 500 copies printed. "In 1847 Arnold became personal secretary to a leading whig politician, Lord Lansdowne, an undemanding post that brought him into the world of high society and allowed him ample time to cultivate the gifts he was discovering in himself as a poet. In 1849 he brought out his first slim volume, 'The Strayed Reveller' and other Poems; it was published under the pseudonym A, for fear, it was said, of bringing his father's name into disrepute. In fact, his family was surprised at the evidence of seriousness, yearning, and grief the book displayed" (ODNB).

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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. .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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        Lettre autographe signée ("Juliette").

      [Paris], 22 mai [1849]. - 4 pages in-8. À Victor Hugo. Charmante lettre où elle se plaint avec humour d'embarras gastriques. Elle supporterait son petit malaise avec plus de courage s'il était là pour la dorloter. "[.] Je m'en veux presque maintenant d'avoir sacrifié mon coeur à mon ventre une autre fois je ne ferai pas de ces stupides concessions-là et il s'en tirera comme il pourra et ces borborigmes aussi. Tiens qu'est-ce qu'ils me veulent donc ceux-là? Quand je vous dis qu'il n'y a plus de petits boyaux voici les miens qui veulent faire autant de bruit que les vôtres, les ambitieux. Voulez-vous bien vous taire tout de suite je n'aime pas les maux si tapageurs que ça [.]". Elle n'est cependant pas malade: "je t'aime trop voilà tout. Le reste c'est pure imitation et pour faire comme les grands boyaux. Je t'adore envers et contre tout [.]".

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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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