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        Gouldia Langsdorffi [Langsdorff's Thorntail]

      [London: by the Author, 1849-1887]. Hand-coloured lithograph by Hullmandel & Walton, printed by the Mintern brothers. Beautifully heightened with gold iridescence. Wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. 19 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches. 22 x 15 1/8 inches. A beautiful image, heightened with gold iridescence, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 +.

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        Mardi: and a Voyage Hither

      New York: Harper & Brothers. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of Melville's third book, containing the first glimpses of the rich symbolism and allegorical style that would later be more fully developed in Moby Dick. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. Octavo, original brown blind-stamped cloth. Two volumes. Provenance: with bookplates of Albert Henry Wiggin, the noted book collector and famous Boston and New York banker who was considered for Time's Man of the Year for 1930 for his work during the Depression; also with attractive bookplates of Sydney Ansell Gimson and Fowler Booksellers. Very light wear at spine ends, usual scattered occasional foxing, pastedowns toned and foxed. Cloth very clean and gilt exceptionally bright: a beautiful copy.

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        British Wild Flowers

      London: William S. Orr & Co., 1849. No date c.1849. Pp. xvi, 311. 60 hand-coloured litho plates. Original 1/2 morocco with cloth covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. Spine faded, split on upper hinge but binding firm, occasional light foxing, but contents generally clean and bright.. 2nd Ed.. Half-Leather. Good/No Jacket. 11.5 x 8.0 Cms.

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        Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnaissance of a New Route Through the Rocky Mountains

      2 volumes: 487 pages illustrated with many lithograph plates, most tinted, including 3 folding panoramic views and plates of flora, fauna, and fossils; folding map; map volume with two fold out maps  Map of the Great Salt Lake And Adjacent Country in the Territory Of Utah. Surveyed in 1849 and 1850, under the orders of Col. J.J. Abert ... by Capt. Howard Stansbury ... aided by Lieut. J.W. Gunnison ... and Albert Carrington. Drawn By Lieut. Gunnison And Charles Preuss. Scale 1: 240,000. Height 110 centimeters, Width 76 centimeters. Wheat: 765); Map of the Missouri River region between Fort Leavenworth and the Great Salt Lake showing cities and towns, rivers, plains, Indian tribal areas and topographical information. Surveyed in 1849 and 1850,under the orders of Col. J.J. Abert ... by Capt. Howard Stansbury ... aided by Lieut. J.W. Gunnison ... and Albert Carrington. Drawn By Lieut. Gunnison And Charles Preuss. Scale 1:1,000,000. 71.2 x 167.0 centimeter. (Wheat: 764). Housed in the map folder which is blind stamped with gilt lettering to cover. First edition.. Royal octavo (9 1/4 x 6") original blind stamp cloth lettered in gilt. (Field 1940; Graff 3947; Howes S884; Sabin 90372; Wagner-Camp 219:2; Wheat, Transmississippi 3) This is the Special Session, March 1851, Senate Executive No. 3 first edition.Howard Stansbury's classic work is bibliographically complex, with two true editions as well as multiple issues of the first edition. The first edition was printed in Philadelphia; its 487 stereotyped pages were issued in 1852 under two different titles with three variant title-pages (an official US government issue and two trade issues). A second edition was printed in Washington in 1853 and had 495 typeset pages (with corrections and additions in the appendices). The issue of 1855 is identical to the 1852 trade issue, except for the change of the date on the title-page.In 1849 he was ordered to travel from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to survey the Great Salt Lake in Utah, evaluate emigration trails along the way, especially the Oregon and Mormon trails and to scout for possible locations for a transcontinental railroad. The expedition consisted of 18 men including his second in command Lieutenant John Williams Gunnison. Over the following two years, the expedition explored the Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake and the Cache Valley of northern Utah all the way to Fort Hall in southern Idaho. Upon first arriving in Utah the Mormon leaders were worried that the expedition was part of an effort by the U.S government to oust the Mormon settlers. Stansbury held a meeting with Brigham Young where he assured the leader that the expedition was purely a scientific one. Young responded by assigning his personal secretary Albert Carrington to assist the expedition. Upon completing the mission in Utah, the expedition started back east to Leavenworth. Rather than follow the standard Oregon Trail route from Fort Bridger over South Pass through the Sweetwater River valley, Stansbury wanted to scout a more direct route east. Following the advice of Jim Bridger and local trappers and traders the expedition followed the Blacks Fork River east, crossed the Green River near the present day town of Green River, Wyoming and proceeded east along the Bitter Creek valley, crossing the Red Desert, and skirting the northern side of Elk Mountain across the Laramie Plains. They passed over the Laramie Mountains and made their way to Fort Laramie where they struck the Oregon Trail heading east.  Stansbury's seminal 1852 map of the Great Salt Lake region in Utah is considered to be the first accurate survey of the Great Basin as well as a cornerstone achievement in the mapping of the American West. The first westerner to visit the Great Basin was most likely Silvestre Vélez de Escalante in the 1776, however, Escalante, who visited Utah Lake to the south, never truly laid eyes on Great Salt Lake. That honor would fall to unnamed trappers and mountain men traveling the region in search of furs and other tradable commodities. Unfortunately, few of these men were literate and did not record their discoveries. The first scientific expedition to this area was headed up by Fremont in 1843. Daunted by the season and climate, Fremont never circumnavigated the lake. That task fell to Howard Stansbury who, in 1849, was assigned by Congress to survey the Great Salt Lake, the Utah Valley, and the emigrant roads passing through the region. Stansbury, working with Gunnison, Carrington, and others, took about two years to complete his survey before presenting it to Congress in 1852. Covering the region of the Great Basin from the Bear River in the north to Mount Nebo in the south, and from the Rocky Mountains in the west to the Great Plains in the east, Sansbury's map is the result of a monumental feat of exploration and scientific tenacity. The detail throughout is extraordinary, identifying springs, rivers, passes, important buildings, American Indian settlements, canals, etc. Stansbury's work and this map are responsible for creating much of the region's nomenclature, but where it is not, both Mormon and American Indian names are provided. This is also one of the earliest maps to delineate the street plan of Salt Lake City. Upon completing the mission in Utah, the expedition started back east to Leavenworth. Rather than follow the standard Oregon Trail route from Fort Bridger over South Pass through the Sweetwater River valley, Stansbury wanted to scout a more direct route east. Following the advice of Jim Bridger and local trappers and traders the expedition followed the Blacks Fork River east, crossed the Green River near the present day town of Green River, Wyoming and proceeded east along the Bitter Creek valley, crossing the Red Desert, and skirting the northern side of Elk Mountain across the Laramie Plains. They passed over the Laramie Mountains and made their way to Fort Laramie where they struck the Oregon Trail heading east.Condition:Spine repaired, spine faded and a bit rubbed; mild foxing to edges of text and plates, plates a bit offset to text, stain in gutter of pages 15 through 18. This copy with early ownership signature on title. page 11 & 12 torn at bottom margin lacks portion, not affecting text, some internal soiling else a good copy.  Map folder spine repaired, maps re-backed with some tears to creased, previous owner's stamp to back of maps else good copies of the very scarce maps.

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        American Scenery; or Land, Lake, and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature

      London: George Virtue, 1849. FIRST EDITION. In Publisher's Leather binding of full purple morocco, covers elaborately embossed, gilt spine, a. e. g. Spine tips slightly chipped, plates with scattered light foxing, mostly marginal, overall a very attractive copy, unusual in this lovely publisher's binding. With 120 steel engraved plates by William H. Bartlett, including a full page map of the Northeastern United States, portrait and two engraved title pages. 2 volumes Originally published in 30 parts without text, and appearing here for the first time in expanded book form, this is a beautiful series of views, showing principal cities and scenisviews, engraved from drawings Bartlett made during a visit to America and Canada, 1837-1838. He stayed with his collaborator, the poet N. P. Willis, and accompanied him on a trip West. A handsome survey of the New World. Photos available upon request.. First Edition. Full Morocco Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hardcover.

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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: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1849. First edition. Cloth. Spine lightly sunned, minor tears to headband, small institutional bookplate to front pastedown, rear endpaper torn at hinge, otherwise very good, maps without tears. 8vo. Illus. with 3 maps (2 folding) and a facsimile. Accounts of the voyages of Cabot, Davis, Frobisher, and others, drawn chiefly from the works of Hakluyt, Purchas, Harris and Foxe. Sabin 74130. Cordier, Bibliotheca Japonica 232-3.

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        Narrative of an Expedition into Central AustraliaÖ

      London,: T. and W. Boone, 1849.. Two volumes, octavo, with folding map and fifteen plates including six chromolithographs (some after S.T. Gill and John Gould); manuscript presentation dated 1874; occasional slight foxing but a very handsome set in contemporary plum calf by Ramage, bookplates of Harold L. Sheard, bound without advertisements. The famous original account of Sturt's last expedition, to Coopers Creek and the Simpson Desert: a presentation copy from Sturt's widow to one of the explorer's close friends.A manuscript inscription in both volumes reads: 'Frederick Peake In remembrance of the Author From C.C. Sturt 1874'. Sturt married Charlotte Christiana Greene on 20 September 1834, and she lived until 1887, almost twenty years after Sturt's death. After his death Charlotte was granted a civil list pension of £80 a year, and the queen granted her the title of Lady Sturt. Frederick Peake was a close friend of Charles Sturt, as is evidenced by the correspondence between them printed in the Life of Charles Sturt (1899).Sturt's journey into the harsh interior of the continent was one for which he had petitioned over many years. One of its most important results was the final, reluctant abandonment of the old hopes for the discovery of an inland sea. Sturt and his party of fifteen suffered dreadfully. They were trapped at Preservation Creek in the Grey Range for nearly six oppressive months after summer heat dried up all water in the surrounding country. The party suffered greatly from scurvy, losing its second-in-command; Sturt himself survived on the return journey by using Aboriginal food sources. He received the rarely awarded gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society.The four fine chromolithographic plates are after natural history studies by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter.Ferguson, 5202; Wantrup , 119.

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      London: Bradbury & Evans. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION in book form, in beautiful Bayntun Riviere binding, of one of Dickens's most beloved novels; an early issue, with all first issue points except for "screamed" for "screwed" (p.132). "Dickens was evidently beginning to think of his next novel in Bildungsroman terms-that is, the story of a young man's life from infancy to maturity-and named his sixth son (b. January 1849) after Henry Fielding 'in a kind of homage to the style of work he was now so bent on beginning' (Forster, 524). David Copperfield (published 30 April 1849 - 31 October 1850), follows on naturally from all the foregoing. It is Dickens's first first-person novel (David as narrator calls it 'my written memory') and in it he draws, much more directly than hitherto, on events and people from his own personal life in 'a very complicated interweaving of truth and fiction'. The misery of the blacking factory days (his notes for writing the number describing little David labouring in Murdstone and Grinby's bottling factory contain the poignant phrase 'What I know so well'), the details of his career as a young journalist, and the raptures of his love for Maria Beadnell are all presented with only the lightest fictional disguise. In depicting the Micawbers and their recurrent crises Dickens draws on the personalities and former financial problems of his parents. Although the novel's initial sales were rather lower than those of Dombey, Copperfield received considerable critical acclaim and before long was widely held to be his greatest work. Undoubtedly it became for very many readers, then as now, his best-loved novel, an opinion in which Dickens himself coincided, calling it in a preface to the book of 1867 his 'favourite child'" (DNB). London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. Complete with engraved title, etched frontispiece, and 38 plates by Phiz. Octavo, gilt-pictorial cherry morocco by Bayntun, Riviere, with portrait of author on front cover and gilt facsimile of Dickens's signature on rear cover; all edges trimmed and gilt. Only light, scattered foxing. An exceptionally clean copy, elegantly bound.

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        A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds - A Monograph pf the Trochilidae or family of Hummingbirds. Completed after the author's death. Supplement

      London: published by the author, [1849]-1861; London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1887. 6 volumes. Folio. 418 hand-colored lithographs, many highlighted in gold leaf overpainted with transparent oil and varnish colors, after John Gould, H.C. Richter and W. Hart. Contemporary green morocco gilt, all edges gilt. Provenance: from the library of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the gift of J. Pierpont Morgan in memory of his father, with an engraved bookplate commemorating the bequest on the front paste-down of each volume. "bring to light the hidden treasures of the great primeval forests of the New World" (Gould "Preface") First editions. Gould maintained an obsessive fascination for Hummingbirds: "These wonderful works of creation. my thoughts are often directed to them in the day, and my night dreams have not infrequently carried me to their native forests in the distant country of America" (Gould "Preface"). During his lifetime he identified more than 400 species of Hummingbird, Linneaus, by comparison, having only identified 22. Gould famously exhibited his personal collection (from which the plates in this monograph are drawn) at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in the Zoological Gardens in Regents Park, and one of his revolving displays of these tiny birds with their "jewel-like glittering hues" (Gould "Preface") can be seen currently at the Yale Center for British Art as part of their exhibition "Endless Forms": Charles Darwin and the Natural Sciences. As a result Gould's "masterpiece [is] an incomparable catalogue and compendium of beauties" ("Fine Bird Books"). Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, one of the most highly discriminating collectors in American history, from Henry Sotheran & Co. on June 15, 1899 (who bought the entire stock of Gould's works and copyrights, and who with the help of Sharpe completed Gould's unfinished works), and subsequently donated it to the Wadsworth Athenaeum in the name of his father. Initially employed as a taxidermist [he was known as the 'bird-stuffer'] by the Zoological Society, Gould's fascination with birds began in the "late 1820s [when] a collection of birds from the Himalayan mountains arrived at the Society's museum and Gould conceived the idea of publishing a volume of imperial folio sized hand-coloured lithographs of the eighty species, with figures of a hundred birds (A Century of Birds Hitherto Unfigured from the Himalaya Mountains, 1830-32). Gould's friend and mentor N. A. Vigors supplied the text. Elizabeth Gould made the drawings and transferred them to the large lithographic stones. Having failed to find a publisher, Gould undertook to publish the work himself; it appeared in twenty monthly parts, four plates to a part, and was completed ahead of schedule. "With this volume Gould initiated a format of publishing that he was to continue for the next fifty years, although for future works he was to write his own text. Eventually fifty imperial folio volumes were published on the birds of the world, except Africa, and on the mammals of Australia-he always had a number of works in progress at the same time. Several smaller volumes, the majority not illustrated, were published, and he also presented more than 300 scientific papers. "His hand-coloured lithographic plates, more than 3300 in total, are called 'Gould plates'. Although he did not paint the final illustrations, this description is largely correct: he was the collector (especially in Australia) or purchaser of the specimens, the taxonomist, the publisher, the agent, and the distributor of the parts or volumes. He never claimed he was the artist for these plates, but repeatedly wrote of the 'rough sketches' he made from which, with reference to the specimens, his artists painted the finished drawings. The design and natural arrangement of the birds on the plates was due to the genius of John Gould, and a Gould plate has a distinctive beauty and quality. His wife was his first artist. She was followed by Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, William Matthew Hart, and Joseph Wolf" (Gordon C. Sauer for DNB). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at aradergalleries.com .

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        Schulwand Karte von Nord Amerika.

      Germany 1849 - A large and impressive 19th century map of North America by this noted 19th century German cartographer., Size : 1020x1345 (mm), 40.125x52.875 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        The War With Mexico Volume 1-2

      HARPER & BROTHERS, NEW YORK 1849 - The War With Mexico Volume 1 524 pages. The War With Mexico Volume 2 650 pages. The cover have design is faded. The cover is a little rip on the sides. The pages have brown spots. No Writings. No bookplate. Scratches on the cover. DATE PUBLISHED: 1849 EDITION: 524 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Application De L'analyse a La Geometrie

      Bachelier 1849 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Presupuestos generales de gastos é ingresos para el año de 1850, segun la ley sancionada en 20 de Febrero del mismo año

      La Viuda de Burgos Madrid: La Viuda de Burgos, 1850 [i.e., 1849]. Binding as described above, covers showing only very minor wear, spine slightly faded. Front pastedown with bookplate described above. Pages gently age-toned, a few showing mild foxing but most clean. Very attractive.. 8vo signed in 4s (22.1 cm, 8.65"). 761, [1 (blank)] pp. Bound for presentation by Queen Isabella. Complete budgetary accounting for the year 1850, issued by the Spanish government, printed by a woman printer of Madrid, and here in an early example of the work of noted Madrid binder Ginesta.Binding: Signed presentation binding by Miguel Ginesta II of Madrid, of oxblood straight-grain morocco, covers framed in double gilt fillets surrounding gilt-stamped arabesques and the gilt-stamped coat of arms of Queen Isabella II of Spain; spine with gilt-stamped title and arabesques. Board edges and turn-ins gilt-stamped, pink moiré endpapers, all edges gilt.Provenance: Infante Duc de Montpensier (sixth son of King Louis Philippe), husband of the Infanta Maria Louisa (Queen Isabella's sister), with his bookplate.

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        Pise Vue prise au dessus du Campo Santo

      Alfred Guesdon nasce a Nantes il 13 giugno del 1808, terminati gli studi classici parte nel 1829 alla volta di Parigi per entrare come allievo architetto nello studio di Antoine Martin Garnaud. Dal 1830 si dedicò a sperimentazioni e ricerche nel campo della litografia, prediligendo soggetti storici, vedute e panorami, tratti dai numerosi viaggi che egli fece in Europa. La peculiarità di queste vedute sta nel fatto che si tratta dei primi rilievi di città dall?alto, effettuati a bordo di una mongolfiera. Nel 1849 pubblica le tavole, in litografia, nel celebre L?Italie à vol d?oiseau., o storia e descrizione sommaria delle principali città di questo paese, di H. Etiennez, accompagnate da 40 grandi vedute generali, disegnate dal vero da Alfred Guesdon e litografate con due tinte da A. Rouargue, Jules Arnout, A. Cuvillier, A. Guesdon. Litografia tinta, lievi ossidazioni, generalmente in perfetto stato di conservazione. Molto rare. Bibliografia: D. Straffolino, Alfred Guesdon, L'Italie a vol d'oiseau (1849). La veduta a volo d'uccello dalle ali di Icaro alla mongolfiera; Cremonini, L?Italia nelle vedute e crate geografiche, pp. 241/242. Dimensioni 440x280 circa. Alfred Guesdon was born in Nantes, June the 13th 1808. Once he finished his classical studies, in 1829, he went to Paris, to study architecture as a pupil of Antoine Martin Garnaud. Starting from 1830, he devoted himself to experimentations and researches on the art of lithography, especially on historical subjects, views and landscapes he took from his many trips around Europe. The distinctiveness of these views is the fact that they are the first representations of the cities from above, realized on board of an air balloon. In 1849 he published the lithographic plates in the famous L?Italie à vol d?oiseau., o storia e descrizione sommaria delle principali città di questo paese, di H. Etiennez, accompagnate da 40 grandi vedute generali, disegnate dal vero da Alfred Guesdon e litografate con due tinte da A. Rouargue, Jules Arnout, A. Cuvillier, A. Guesdon. Color litograph, light oxidations, otherwise in very good condition. Very rare. Bibliografia: D. Straffolino, Alfred Guesdon, L'Italie a vol d'oiseau (1849). La veduta a volo d'uccello dalle ali di Icaro alla mongolfiera; Cremonini, L?Italia nelle vedute e crate geografiche, pp. 241/242. Dimensioni 440x280 circa. Parigi Paris

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

      London, Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1849 (-1851). 3 parts (bound in one). Folio (495 x 370mm). With a handcoloured vignette, showing the Himalayan mountains, on title and 30 handcoloured lithographed plates and descriptive text. Later full green morocco, richly gilt ornamented spine with 2 red labels, frontcover with gilt lettered title within a gilt border. One of the most attractive botanical books of the nineteenth century. "An important work, both for the botanist and horticulturist since it contains descriptions and plates of many of the best garden Rhododendron species which can be grown in this country and an account of their discovery" (Great Flower Books). The text was edited by Sir William Hooker (1785-1865) from his son's field notes sent back from India. "The drawings, based on Hooker's dried specimens and field sketches, were by Kew's official botanical artist, Walter Hood Fitch. Fitch's vigorous, confident lines and bold colouring miraculously recreated exotic bloom - 29 had been delineated by the time the last plate appeared in 1851 - which excited the botanist and were to provide the gardener with some of our best garden species" (Desmond, The European discovery of the Indian flora p. 144). Joseph Dalton Hooker obtained through Lord Carlisle a grant to explore the central and eastern Himalayas. Second issue of part 1 only, no difference with the first edition except for the indication 'second edition'. This second isssue of the first part was printed in the same year as the first issue. Great Flower Books p. 60; Nissen BBI, 911.

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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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        The Ancient Knight, Or, Chapters on Chivalry

      London: W. J. Cleaver, 1849. Hardcover. Near fine. 12mo. vi,192pp followed by 14pp. publisher's catalogue. Original green silk-effect cloth blocked in blind and with gilt spine titles and a gilt vignette of a knight in armor and on horseback on the upper board (repeated in blind on the lower board). Coated endpapers. Spine ever so slightly sunned, engraved bookplate, some spotting on the textblock edges else a near fine copy. Written for schoolboys 'who have, or ought to have, some knowledge of History'. Covers origin, progress and zenith of chivalry; education ot the ancient knight; privileges and varities of knighthood; tournament, joust and judicial combat; deeds of chivalry; and the abuses and decline of chivalry. Rare.

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        Viaggi di Gulliver

      Paulin et le Chevalier 1849 in 8° - pp.XXXVIII + 328 - Mezza pelle con titolo in oro al dorso - Edizione illustrata da 400 intagli - Lievi fioriture - Lungo taglio netto a pag 78 ma senza perdita di testo

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        Dancing Girls at Cairo

      F. G. Moon, lithographed by Louis Haghe 1849 Original tinted lithograph Half folio (approximately 10 x 14 inches exclusive of margins) unframed Excellent condition, conservatorially cleaned. Original colours, no modern additional colouring

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        Epistolario? con le inscrizioni greche triopee da lui tradotte e le lettere di Pietro Giordani e Pietro Colletta all'autore, raccolto e ordinato da Prospero Viani.

      Felice Le Monnier 1849 Due volumi di cm. 17, pp. (4) xii, 480; (4) 415 (5). Solida legatura di fine '800 in piena pergamena rigida con fregi, filetti e titoli in oro ai dorsi. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato, con pochissime fioriture marginali. Alcune delle copie censite menzionano un foglietto d'errata non presente nel nostro esemplare. Non comune edizione originale del vasto epistolario leopardiano composta da 546 lettere. Cfr. Mazzatinti-Menghini (704).

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        Episodes of Insect Life: 1st Eds.: 3 Vols. (All three series published);

      London, Reeve, Benham & Reeve, 1849-51.. HARDBACKS, gilt embossed ornate pictorial covers and spines, in blue cloth covered slip case with gilt lettering on spine, coloured frontispiece in each vol., pages: xviii, 320; xvi, 326; xvii, 434, [ii], all edges gilt, many fine illustrations (some coloured), 134mm x 200mm (5.25" x 8"), former owners details on front end-papers, heads, tails and corners very lightly bumped, some light occasional spotting, one small gathering of pages in Vol. I slightly protruding, otherwise a very fine, clean and bright set, with stunning bindings. British Bee Books No. 264. From the S. A. Baldwin Bee Library. 2.1 Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage.

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        The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science and Art. 1849-1855. Volumes XVI, No. I - XXXVI, No. IV. (21 Volumes).

      New York: 1849-1855.. Sm. 4to. (18 cm. x 25 cm.). Half-bound leather over marbled boards; raised bands; five panels with gilt fillets and floral embellishments; gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges. Illus. with b/w engravings. There were slight variations in the bindings over the years; most but not all volumes have marbled endpapers. After 1851 the gilt embellishments were slightly more elaborate though very close in style to the earlier volumes and the titles became a bit bolder. Each volume contains four issues. The Eclectic Magazine, started in 1845, was part of a trend in publishing international opinions and reviews both due to growing public interest and because the original copyright holders were often not paid royalties. This set covers one of the most vibrant periods in both American and English literature. Aside from the reviews and discussions of English works, and the four high quality engravings per volume, and the hundred of articles on everything from the ascent of Mont Blanc to the Raj to British railroads, there are early reviews and discussions of Cooper, Melville, Hawthorne, Poe, and Emerson, many icons of what would later be called the American Renaissance. Some rubbing and scuffing to spines, corners, and edges, occasional scuffed boards, scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good tight and clean set which is uncommon in such a long consecutive early run.

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

      New York: Sherman & Smith, 1849.. Reprint. Red/gilt hardback cloth cover. 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. 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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        Memoirs of the Life of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson KB. 2 volume set

      London: T. and W. Boone, 1849.. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. 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. xxxiv, 501pp; 668pp + adverts :: Engravings, facsimiles and fold out illustrations :: 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6")

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        Kit Carson The Prince of the Gold Hunters; or, The adventures of the Sacramento. A tale of the new El Dorado, founded

      Printed and published by George H. Williams, at the office of ?The Uncle Sam? [c1849]. 1 p. l., [7]-108 p. incl. plate; 26 cm. The Gold Rush of 1849 stimulated many to seek gold and others to read about it. Here is a novel suited to the mood. The character of the title bears no resemblance to the historical Kit Carson, but this book is credited with initiating pubic interest in the scout. (The plate, p. 45, promotes another sensational novel.) Cf Wright, Fiction I: 202 and Graff 122 (in both cases variant paging). stock#OB739. Vg, in original wrappers & slipcase.

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        Beretning om Corvetten Galathea´s Reise omkring Jorden 1845, 46 og 47.

      3 bind. C.A. Reitzel, København 1849-51. XII+495 + VIII+465 + 513+LXVII sider + trykfejlslister. I alt 20 litograferede plancher (titelbladene angiver 19), 1 facsimile og 5 foldede kort. Indbundet i tre fine samtidige sorte halvlæderbind med enkel stregforgyldning på ryggen. Indvendig lidt plettet (pga. papirkvaliteten).. Den sjældne førsteudgave af Steen Billes rejseberetning. Formålet med Steen Billes lange togt 1845-47 var at overdrage de danske besiddelser i Indien til Storbritannien, indlede kolonisering af Nikobarerne og foretage etnografiske og hydrografiske undersøgelser. Koloniseringen af Nikobarerne blev hurtigt opgivet, men Bille hjembragte betydeligt videnskabeligt materiale. ** Account on the Danish circumnavigation of the globe 1845-47. The purpose of the voyage was to lead the transition of the Danish colonies in India to Britain and to gather scientific material. Bille´s account is illustrated with etnographic litographs and maps

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        Rochester Mail Steamers 1849 small Broadside "18 Lake Ontario 49"

      Rochester: Steamboat Office, WM. Hubbard, Ag't (Daily Democrat), 1849. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good+. 5 1/4" x 9 1/4", Some light foxing and one 1/8" small hole near bottom in center, not affecting text. Otherwise, very good +, Daily line of United States Mail Steamers (Sundays Excepted,) for Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Lewiston, Toronto & Hamilton. The steamers BAY STATE Capt.Van Cleve CATARACT Capt. Chapman ONTARIO Capt. Throop NORTHERNER Capt. Childs One of the above boats will Leave Rochester Every Evening! At 7 o'clock, for Lewiston. Cars leave Lewiston o the arrival of the Boat, for Niagara Falls and Buffalo. Passengers arriving at Rochester by Railroad at 1 o'clock P.M. can have 5 hours to visit the city; those arriving by the Express Train at 5 o'clock, can stop 1 hours, take the Boat and arrive at the Falls at 6 o'clock A.M., Buffalo at 7 1/2 o'clock. or stop at the Falls 8 hours, and arrive at Buffalo at 4 P.M. in time for the evening Boats up Lake Erie. The above Boats connect at Lewiston with the Steamer Rochester for Hamilton, and the British Mail Steamers for Toronto. Carriages will call for passengers at 6 1/2 o'clock, to convey them to the Boat. For Passage, apply at the Steamboat Office, basement of the Eagle Head Hotel. WM. Hubbard, Ag't. Daily Democrat Print Rochester, 1849

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        Beretning om Corvetten Galathea's Reise omkring Jorden 1845, 46 og 47.

      3 vols. Copenhagen 1849-51. With 5 folding maps, 20 lithographed plates and one facsimile. Nice contp. halfleather with spines gilt. As usual weakly stained. Rebacked with the orig. spines. Name on titlepage in vol. I.. Sabin 5399. The offical account of the first Danish circumnavigation. The voyage was made between 1845 and 1847. All visits are described: East Indies, Singapore, Java, Macao, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Canton, Tahiti and Hawaii (3 chapters with 3 plates). The lithograped plates are made after drawings by Paul Plum. The purpose of the voyage was the exploration of the Nicobar Islands, scientific expoloration and the forming of trade agreements. "This expedition's visit in the Hawaiian Islands was characterized by reciprocal good will. The editor of the "Friend" commented upon the ship's departure from Honolulu (Nov. 2, 1846): "visit of the Galathea in our waters has been in the highest degree agreeable. The gentlemanly conduct of her officers, the zeal of her scientific corps, and the good behaviour of the seamen, reflect the highest honour upon their nation." Forbes 1723. There are 3 plates of Hawaiian interest in Vol.III

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        The History of Timothy Brown

      (England), 1849. Octavo. 5ff. Verse manuscript with original watercolor illustrations: full-page for cover title and title-page, and sixteen vignettes throughout the text. This tells the tale of Timothy Brown, who is introduced as "a wild little lad" who constantly tears his clothes and searches for ways to spend his days in idle pursuits. He is coerced by a passing sailor to join the Royal Navy as a cabin boy without informing his family. Once at sea, however, he discovers that the work is hard, and he hatches a plan to desert by hiding in the captain's launch. He is discovered and duly flogged, but he gradually accepts his role and resolves to become a better sailor. Eventually, he reconciles with his family, becomes a hero for his valorious conduct during a sea battle with the French fleet, and is promoted to Captain. Although such stories of reformed wayward youth were common tools for shaping the morality of children, this particular story does not appear to be drawn from a known source. The text is augmented throughout by colorful watercolors executed in a competent folk-art style. Some faint spotting and light wear along edges of leaves and along extremities of illustrated blue wrappers, else a fine example of a fragile work, housed in a cloth chemise.

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

      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 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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        Mardi: and A Voyage Thither

      Harper & Brothers NY: Harper & Brothers, 1849. Two octavo volumes. 365; 387pp., + 8pp. ads. First American edition. Mardi was Melville's third book, and his third on the theme of South Pacific exploration. In the novel, an American sailor deserts his whaling ship in order to pursue his own adventures. At the time of its publication, Mardi was considered a critical failure, but it is now viewed by many as the first novel in which Melville began to develop his characteristic voice as a writer. Bound in blue-green T cloth, elaborately blind-stamped, with gilt title to spine. Corners faintly rubbed, tiny hole to head of spine and slight dampstain to lower front cover on Volume I, occasional foxing throughout, as usual. Despite these very minor faults, this is still a very bright and nearly fine set. The Skiff-Doheny copy with their bookplates.

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        Vues de Rome antique et moderne. Nouvelle Recueil de No. 60.

      Quer-Kl.8° (11 x 15.5 cm), o. P.: gest. Titelbl., 60 gest. Taf., Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt. m. gepunztem u. goldgepr. Rücken., Ecken u. Kanten etw. berieben, Bezugspapier im Bereich der Überlappung des Leders geschwärzt, Fleck in ob. Ecke der Vs., wenige Taf. min. stockfl. (davon 2 im Stich); durchgeh. breitrandige Stiche. Hübsche Veduten, gestochen von Domenico Pronti. Plattengrösse jew. ca. 5 x 7 cm.

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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.

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        San Francisco, 1849

      Henry FirksSan Francisco, 1849Published by W. H. Jones, 1849 [1880]Hand-colored lithograph26? x 41 1/4? framedThe growth of America and the burgeoning of its cities was spendidly documented in views and panoramas of the nineteenth century.  Before the development of the railroad, trade and development was based upon access to the sea and cities such as Boston, New York, New Orleans and San Francisco benefited from their great ocean harbors.  The mid-nineteenth century was a period of spectacular growth for the latter of these cities, resulting from the discovery of gold and the technological advances in shipping created by the development of the clipper ship which allowed for rapid trans-American transportation.California?s Coloma Valley became the new El Dorado after the discovery of gold in January 1848.  The gold fever that ensued led to the arrival of thousands of trappers, miners, farmers, preachers, lawyers, sailors, soldiers, schoolteachers, and gold seekers of every trade and nationality.  A journalist for the newly launched San Francisco Daily Herald noted: Since the discovery of California gold the American republic has been constantly reminded by some of its trans-atlantic  well-wishers that the precious metals of Mexico and Peru were the signal and cause for the decline of Spanish grandeur and Spanish power . . . The American mind seems to have an abiding faith in the capacity of the country to survive the luxury engendered by the influx of gold, and the citizens of the republic have little fear that the strength of the States is to be diminished by an increase of wealth... Although barely more than half an ounce per man per day was found, almost two million five hundred thousand ounces of gold passed through buyers? and dealers? hands during one twelve month period.The effect upon the San Francisco economy was monumental as seen in San Francisco, 1849.  The city?s harbor swelled with ships and the once small trading post was unable to accommodate the many new arrivals, as seen by the tents erected to the right of the scene. The gold trade enabled many other trades to establish most supporting the city?s new physical growth.  Thus, Henry Firks noted the many stores that had opened in San Francisco and which heralded a growth in the golden city which once established never faded. Henry Firks was a painter whose works are held in the collections of the Bancroft Library, California Society of Pioneers, and the University of California.

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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 editions, with variations and additions from many celebrated Mss. By Thomas Johnes, Esq. To which is prefixed, a life of the author, and essay on his works, and a criticism on his history. In two volumes.

      London: Henry G. Bohn..., 1849.. 2 vols., large thick 8vo, 240 X 170mm., chromo-litho. frontis., to each vol., chromo-litho. titles, coloured general title to vol. 1, printed titles, 72 other chromo-litho. plates, all the chromo-litho. plates with additional hand-colouring and heightened with gilt, tissue guards, wood-engr. illus. in text, contemporary half red morocco, gilt, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with appropriate designs of swords and armour, a.e.g, by J. Wright, gilt stamp of Signet Library on upper covers, sl. rubbing at edges, spines a bit darkened, but an attractive set. [The coloured illustrations are from 'Illuminated illustrations of Froissart: selected from the Mss. In the British Museum and the Bibliotheque Nationale... By Henry Noel Humphreys, 1844-45 (In two series). As the National Library of Wales notes, in their entry for Humphrey's work, the illustrations were 'Intended to accompany Smith's edition of the Chronicles, London, 1844... Both series, with the plates inserted in their proper places are found in the reissue of Smith's edition, London, H.G. Bohn, 1855.' (and also, it appears, in the present copy in 1849.) A very attractive series of plates in fresh condition.]

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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).

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        Traité signes de la mort et des moyens de prévenir les enterrements prématurés

      J. B. Bailliere Paris: J.-B. Baillière. 1849. First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], vi, 407; a few small illus. in the text; orig. brown printed wrappers; curled at edges and very slightly chipped, else very good. "Ouvrage couronné par l'Institut de France." An early work by the prolific French medical doctor.

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        Fine Signature Dated 1849 Accompanied with Envelope and Charles Dickens' Wax Seal

      The First Edition has for sale this rare, collectable and fine example of a Charles Dickens signature which is the end of a letter and is dated 1849. The paper is in Very Good condition with vertical and horizontal folds and mounts to the reverse. It is accompanied with an envelope made out in Charles Dickens hand and bearing a Penny Red stamp and Dickens' wax seal to the reverse An extremely attractive and presentable Charles Dickens autograph with his rarely found wax seal

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