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        4 autograph letters signed.

      Göttingen, 1836 to 1849. - 25 Jan. 1836. 2 pp. Large 4to. - 27 Feb. 1839. 2 pp. Large 4to. - 28 Dec. 1841. 3½ pp. 8vo. - 6 Jan. 1849. 3 pp. Large 4to (altogether 10½ pp.). All written on bifolia; the first two letters bear seals with the autograph address on the reverse of the counter-leaf. Collection of four long, unpublished letters spanning more than a decade, all to the Berlin physicist and geologist Georg Adolf Erman (1806-77), who had just returned from a long voyage around the world and was in the process of publishing his findings ("Reise um die Welt durch Nordasien und die beiden Oceane", 5 vols. of history [1833-42] and 2 vols. of physics [1835-41, with atlas]). Gauss was able to draw on Erman's empirical observations about earth's magnetic field. All four letters begin with thanks for gifts sent by Erman, then develop into extensive scientific discussions which even touch upon Gauss's thermogalvanic experiments. Also, Gauss mentions his attempts to obtain books of Russian fiction. - In 1836 Gauss thanks Erman for presenting him with the 2nd part of his "Reise um die Erde" ("Ortsbestimmungen und Declinationsbeobachtungen auf dem festen Lande"): "This work contains a great wealth of facts. I am particularly interested in your magnetic observations and therefore am glad that you decided to include in this early volume your compass declinations with their results. These, in connection with other observations, will serve to supply the gap left by Barlow's map of declinations [.] But now I dearly look forward to the publication of the second part which is to contain the intensities and inclination readings. Hopefully we will then soon possess a general map for the horizontal intensity, which is devoutly to be wished. Indeed, as things stand now, the entire intensity in most cases is to be conceived merely as a unit of calculation at which one cannot directly arrive with any degree of precision, but which is a mere function of immediately observable elements, such as one rarely will find together in a single place, and even more rarely with the same degree of reliability; and, even more importantly, there are precious few occasions on which the entire intensity will be of any use at all; what is really needed are those very separate elements themselves. To arrange the three coordinates in such a fashion that one of them represents the whole intensity would seem to me, considering the present state of affairs, like wanting to draw up a star index in longitude and latitude only, omitting right ascension and declination. Indeed, at close examination even this comparison proves misleading, as an astronomer ultimately needs latitudes and longitudes for planets and comets so as to establish a general theory, whereas to establish a general theory of the geomagnetic field deserving of the name it is indispensable to disassemble the whole intensity back into its components. To be sure, this statement, which you must not take as an off-handed remark but rather as the result of long and thorough deliberation, cannot possibly be explained in a letter, but this much I can add: that I am fully satisfied as to the method by which the establishment of an exhausting General Theory is to be attacked [.] You may be interested to learn that our recent thermogalvanic experiments have already succeeded in so amplifying an electric current that it is capable of setting even the 25 pound rods in violent motion after passing through a wire of a mile's length [.]". - In 1839 Gauss thanks for a "postcard from Kamchatka" and for the "full communication of Erman's declination readings": "I will be most happy soon to receive also the corrected data of your intensities, although there is no hurry about that. I am merely making mention of a few of your observations in an article intended for the 3rd part of the Findings of the Magnetic Society, the first sheet of which is now in the press. Should your corrected calculations for these 16 locations [followed by a table of 16 cities, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Arctic Fox [Plate 121]

      J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia - Octavo quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 6.5" x 10" From J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America", published 1849-54. Minor staining. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist known for his extensive field work studying birds and then painting them. By the late 1830's, he was planning a new book on the viviparous quadrupeds of North America. Audubon was assisted by many family members in this enterprise including his two sons. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

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        GRAHAM'S LAW: "On the Motion of Gases. Part II." (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 139 for the Year 1849 Part I & Part II, pp. 349-391)

      Royal Society of London, London 1849 - "Graham's law" states that the rate of effusion or diffusion of a gas is inversely proportional to the square root of its molecular weight, meaning that gases with a lower molecular weight effuse more quickly than gases with a higher molecular weight. See also our #27501, Part I of Graham's Law, "On the Motion of Gases" (pp. 573-631) Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Second Series" (pp. 1-41). viii, [1]-647, 11 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Expedition for the Survey of the Rivers Euphrates and Tigris - MAP Portfolio

      London: Col. Chesney, 1849. Rare map portfolio of Chesney's "The Expedition for the Survey of the Rivers Euphrates and Tigris", published by Col. Chesney, 1849. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. Folding maps only, in original slipcase, no accompanying volumes of text. 10 paper maps present (of 14 called for). Nine maps are detailed surveys of the rivers Euphrates and Tigris, ranging in size from 19 ¾"x25 ¼" to 20"x30 ½", two of which are hand-colored. One map of Arabia and Syria measures 25 ¾"x27 ¼", hand-colored in five colors. All maps are in very good condition with occasional short separation tears along the fold. Mechanically numbered 3-12 on the verso, map of Arabia and Syria numbered XIII in pencil. All maps are very good, clean, with no markings, stamps or ownership devices. Maps present are III-VIII, X-XIII. All in 7 ¼" x 10 ¼" gray cloth slipcase with blind embossed pattern on covers, gilt titles on paneled spine. Box is good, with splitting/separation at heel and front cover joint, cloth faded. III - (hand-colored) The River Euphrates from Kal 'At En Nejm to Abu' Saide. IV - The River Euphrates from Abu' Saide to Werdi. V - The River Euphrates from Werdi to Hi't. VI - The River Tigris from Nineveh to Ka'lah Sheraka't and from Ka'lah Sheraka't to Sa'mmarra'. VII - The River Euphrates from Hi't to the Huthah River and the River Tigris from Sa'mmarra' to the Abu' Hitti Canal from Sa'mmarra' to Dokhala and from Dokhala to the Abu' Hitti Canal. VIII - The River Euphrates from the Kuthah River to El Wuja' Island and Village also the River Tigris from the Abu' Hitti Canal to Judifa'h Island. X - The River Euphrates from Ummu-L-Huntah to Ku'rnah with the River Tigris from Seru't Castle to Kurnah and the Shatt el 'Ara'b from Ku'rnah Basrah XI - (hand-colored) The River Ka'ru'n from Shuster to Salm'anah Island from Shuster to Band-i-ki'r, etc. XII - The Shatt el 'Ara'b from Basrah to the Bar of the River Er and the River Karu'n, etc. XIII - (hand-colored) Map of Arabia and Syria . 1st. Very Good. Illus. by J. & C. Walker. 8vo. Maps.

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        Stripe-tail

      Vol 5; 324 Richter after Gould Stripe-tail An original lithograph with later hand colouring for Gould's 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Hummingbirds' 1849-61. 530 x 360 mm approx £405

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        Berliner Krakehler. (Hrsg. Dr. Herr-weg; ab Nr. 5: Verantwortlicher Redacteur C. O. Hoffmann; ab Nr 19: Dr. Cohnfeld; Nr. 24: L. Koßarski; ab Nr 25: Dr. Beta – Pseud. für Heinrich Bettziech). Jahrgang 1, Nrn 1-46 und Jahrgang 2, Nr. 1 "Probenummer". Alles Erschienene. Mit zahlr. Illustrationen. Zum Teil mit farbig bzw. mehrfarbig gedruckten Titelblättern. Folio. Pappbd d. Z. (berieben, unten Kapitalläsur) mit farb. Rückenschild.

      Berlin, Ernst Litfaß (1849: L. Lassar), 1848-1849. - Vollständiges Exemplar der außerordentlich witzigen satirischen Zeitschrift mit zahlreichen Holzschnitt-Illustrationen, zum Teil von W. Scholz. So äußerst selten! Mit großem Sprachwitz und noch mehr politischem Gespür werden die politischen Vorgänge in ganz Deutschland begleitet und kommentiert. Die für uns kaum vorstellbare Offenheit und Direktheit hat dem Blatt in seiner kurzen und aufgeregten Geschichte so große Schwierigkeiten gemacht, dass es nur schwer vorstellbar ist, dass in diesem Chaos und unter dem Druck der Zeitereignisse die Nummern überhaupt regelmäßig erscheinen konnten. Immerhin waren die Herausgeber am Ende des Jahres so in Verzug, dass sie die letzten Nummern des Jahres erst 1849 nachliefern konnten. Bereits in Nr 4 wird eine erste Bilanz gezogen: "Den Betreffenden zur Nachricht, daß der Krakehler bereits so viel Injurienklagen auf dem Halse hat, daß er wenigstens so alt wie Methusalem werden muß, um sie alle absitzen zu können. Für die Geldstrafen, die ihm bis jetzt auferlegt, dürfte Rothschilds Kapital schwerlich hinreichen. Sollten daher neue Klagen gegen denselben beabsichtigt werden, so machen wir die Herren in ihrem eigen Interesse darauf aufmerksam, daß weder Lebensalter noch Kapital für dieselben vorhanden sind." Faszinierend sind Gespür und die politische Weitsicht des Blattes. Wurde anfangs neben dem Datum auch noch ein aktuelles Ereignis zur Datierung angeführt ("Sechs Tage nach Erstürmung des Zeughauses"), so verlegte sich der Krakehler später auf zukünftige Ereignisse, so z. B. "Einige Tage vor Abdankung des Ministeriums (Camphausen)", ". vor Auflösung der Bürgerwehr" oder "Wenige Jahre vor Beendigung der preußischen Verfassung" – Ereignisse, die dann tatsächlich eintraten, wenn auch nicht im prophezeiten Zeitraum. Auch bei den übrigen politischen Beiträgen ist es bewundernswert, wie nahe die Autoren damals an diejenige Bewertung herangekomen sind, die der heutigen Geschichtsschreibung bei der Sichtung der Fülle des Materials auch als wesentlich erscheint. Auch bei den Illustrationen ist diese fast prophetische Ader zu erkennen. In der vorletzten Nummer werden die deutschen Fürsten dargestellt, die sich mit aufgerissenen Mündern drängen, den über ihnen schwebenden Reichsapfel zu schnappen. Der darunter stehende Vers prophezeit: "Wer jetzt am meisten thut darnach den Mund aufreißen, Wird doch am Ende nicht in diesen Apfel beißen Und wer jetzt ruhig läßt die Anderen darnach lecken, Dem wird man ihn zuletzt doch in die Tasche stecken." Als einzige nicht gekrönte Personen sind deutlich Bismarck zu erkennen, der sich ebenfalls gierig beteiligt, und Kronprinz Wilhelm, der sich als einziger von dem traurigen Schauspiel abwendet; 22 Jahre später wird er die Kaiserwürde annehmen. Noch eine andere Besonderheit zeichnet die Zeitschrift aus: sie war die erste, die sich aus Werbegründen der farbigen Gestaltung der Titelblätter bediente. Einige Kopftitel sind durch farbige Gestaltung (bis zu vier Farben) hervorgehoben, ein für die damalige Zeit unerhört aufwendiges Verfahren, das für jede Farbe einen eigen Arbeitsschritt erforderte. "Daß dies ausgerechnet bei einem so flüchtigen, gefährdeten Projekt wie einer satirischen Zeitschrift, die während der Revolutionsmonate herauskam, versucht wurde, und nicht etwa bei einer polizeilich weniger observierten, also vergleichsweise in ruhigeren Konditionen erscheinenden Feuilleton-Revue, mag mit dem Experimentierwillen des Produzenten Ernst Litfass zusammenhängen" (Estermann, Vorwort zum Neudruck), der seit 1845 mit dem Experiment des Buntfarbendrucks begonnen hatte. Von Beginn an war der 'Berliner Krakehler' ein großer Erfolg. Von den ersten Nummern sind mehrere als solche gekennzeichnete Auflagen erschienen, angeblich wird bei einigen Nummern die 20. Auflage erreicht. Wie weit das der Wirklichkeit entspricht, ist nicht mehr zu ermitteln. In den Bibliotheken, in Archiven und im Handel lassen sich die Auflagen nicht lückenlos nachweisen. – Sehr gutes Exemplar. Eine verm [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Corporate Minute Book for This & Related Companies 1849-1855. [our title]

      - Holograph. Includes Charles River Branch Railroad Company (pages 1-116 covering June 20, 1849-Oct. 24, 1853); Charles River Railroad Company (pages 119-133 covering Dec. 8, 1852-Oct. 12, 1853); and United Charles River Railroad Company (pages 139-209 covering Nov. 9, 1853-Aug. 30, 1855). Ruled ledger. Leather. 26cm. Covers sound but scuffed and rather worn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alexis de Tocqueville lettre autographe signée

      - Lettre autographe signée au politique Hubert Delisle au château de Bouich près Saint André de Cubzac (Gironde). Paris 10 septembre 1849 ; 2 pages ½ in-8°. Tocqueville, député de la Manche, remercie Delisle, député de la Gironde, pour sa précédente lettre et son témoignage d’amitié. Il s’excuse de n’avoir le temps de lui répondre qu’en « très peu de mots. Mais ce peu de mots, du moins, vous dira que je ne vous oublie pas ». Il explique par la suite ses raisons de refuser le traité avec l’Argentine du dictateur Rosas : « Je pense comme vous qu’il eut été bien à désirer que la France put prendre dans la Plata la position prépondérante qui soit si utile à ses intérêts. Mais pensez-vous qu’un tel résultat put être obtenu sans un grand effort en argent et en hommes et croyez-vous que dans l’état général des affaires du monde, ce soit le moment et le cas de faire à 3000 lieus de nous un effort de cette espèce ? » 1849 marque la fin d’une guerre commerciale acharnée entre d’une part l’Angleterre et la France et d’autre part l’Argentine et l’Uruguay pour la circulation des navires et marchandises européens dans le bassin de la Plata. Face à la résistance des Argentins et quelques victoires, les pragmatiques Anglais signent un accord avec Rosas le 24 novembre 1849 qui met fin aux revendications de l’Argentine sur les Malouines jusqu’en 1982. Les négociations avec les Français sont plus compliquées mais la France finit pas céder aux pressions des nombreux commerçants français implantés sur place et à l’Angleterre et signe finalement un traité le 31 août 1850. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Neuester Zeitungs-Atlas für Alte & Neue Erdkunde

      Hildburghausen, Verlag Bibliographisches Institut, 1849. ca. 31 x 26 cm, gebunden Dekorativer Atlas mit 123, zumeist grenzkolorierten Karten (Stahlstichen); Kartographie / Geographie / Topographie; grüner Einband Rücken goldgeprägt; Einband an den Kapitalen mit kleinen Einrissen und leicht berieben; innen eine Karte am Falz eingerissen; Papier auf Titelseite, ansonsten sehr selten leicht gebräunt; alterstypisch gut erhalten Versand D: 5,20 EUR Atlas, Weltaltas, Kartografie, Topografie, Erdkunde, Geografie

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Höbald]
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        Freiheit in Krähwinkel . Posse mit Gesang in zwei Abtheilungen und 3 Akten .

      1. Abtheilung : Die Revolution 2. Abtheilung : Die Reaction , von Johann Nestroy . Wien 1849 , mit drei allegorischen illuminirten Bildern ( altkolorierte gefalt. Kupferstiche nach Aquarellen von

      [Bookseller: Johann Peter Hebel Antiquariat]
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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\". Versand D: 4,00 EUR Literatur

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        L´UNIVERS HISTORIE ET DESCRIPTION DE TOUS LES PEUPLES BRESIL, COLOMBIE ET GUYANDES HISTORIE DE ANTILLES Et des Colonies Franqaise, Espagnoles, Anglaise, Daoises et Suedoises SUITE DES ÉTATS - UNIS POSSESSIONS AGLAISES DANS L´AMÉRIQUE DU NORD LES CALIFORNIES

      Inbunden bok. FIRMIN DIDOT FRÉRES, EDITEURS. 1 1 uppl. 1849. 376 106 s. Inbunden. Gott skick. Betalas mot faktura. Fransk text. Två charmiga verk om nord och sydamerika, plus västindien filtrerat genom franska ögon sett på 1840-talet. Sannolikt är dessa ex extremt ovanliga. I alla fall är de helt ogooglbara vilket är en säker indikation på att vi är den e n d e säljaren i cyberuniversum av dessa pärlor. Troligen är fallet likaledes i köttrymden.

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        Statistics of the State of Georgia

      W. Thorne Williams, Savannah 1849 - 8vo. 624pp., 77pp titled - "Catalogue of Fauna and Flora." 16" x 20" hand colored folded map frontispiece. Brown cloth hardcover stamped in blind on boards. Gilt title on spine. Restored. Original cloth spine rebacked onto newer brown cloth. Front and rear hinges repaired. Colored map has an approximate 7" closed tear into the map. No loss of content. Light to moderate scattered light foxing to text. Topics include history, legal, educational, religious, military institutions, County sketches, railroads, etc. DeRenne II p.529; Howes W 354. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil des lois publiees dans tous les Etats de l'Europe, les Etats-unis d'Amerique et les Indes d'ouest de la Hollande les Privileges et les Brevets d'Invention [Collection of Laws published in all the States of Europe, the United States of America and the West Indies to Holland Privileges and Patents]

      Paris: Hector Bossange. (1849). First. First edition. Tall octavo. 479pp. Green morocco, heavily stamped in gilt. Text in various languages (French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Russian, etc.). Engraved bookplate of H.O. Havemeyer, Jr., as well as another engraved bookplate stating "This book was the property of my Grandfather Charles F. De Loosey. H.O. Havermeyer". De Loosey was an important diplomat; his grandson, Havermeyer was a sugar refining baron, collector, and prominent club man. Corners bumped, splits at the top and bottom edges of the spine, else near very good. OCLC locates five copies, just one in the United States (Harvard). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        MANUAL DEL RELOJERO MECANICO Y PRACTICO

      - 1849 Impr. D. Anselmo, Madrid Trad. Valentin Garin, direccion de Jose Maria de Tilbe. Con tablas y lám. desplegables con il. del interior del reloj. X+957 p. 20x14 cm. Enc. piel. Exterior fatigado. La lám. 1ª es doble y aparece repetida. Acaba en la lám.9. Hay firma de anterior propietario. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (rellotgeria, rellotges, relojeria, relojes)

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        Wagler's Wood-nymph

      Vol II Richter after Gould Wagler's Wood-nymph An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's "A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Humming-birds", 1849-61 560 x 385mm £425

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        Shirley. A Tale

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co.,, 1849 A very good set of the 1st edition in 3 volumes. The bindings retain their original cloth boards with decorative border design, and have new spines with leather title labels. All three volumes have been restitched and have new endpapers so are sound and tight. The cloth bindings have some wear and fading to the edges and Vol I has a couple of small ink marks. The first edition was issued without half titles, so each volume has title page, contents list and text. Vol I: 303pp plus 16 pp of advertisements dated October 1849. Some interesting annotation at p243 - the line 'long may it be ere England becomes a nation of shopkeepers' is underlined in pencil with 'I hope so' written next to it. There is an ink note in the bottom margin 'For the sake of the cotton ?shop?, they have long abetted the dealers in human flesh'. Small ink mark to bottom page edges visible when book is closed. Vol II: 308pp. Pencil notes to bottom of pp 7, 11 and 53. Some ink splatter pp 50-54. Vol III: 317 pp with 3 pp of notes at the rear advertising the third edition of Jane Eyre and including reviews. Internally in very good clean condition with light toning to paper and occasional brown marking or spotting. A nice set.

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        [CIRCUS HISTORY] Boney the elephant riding a tricycle, circa 1880

      Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 105 x 63 mm, studio imprint of Negretti & Zambra, Crystal Palace [London]. Some mild foxing; otherwise a strong print in good condition. The British elephant trainer George William Lockhart (1849-1904) was born into a family of circus performers. He worked as a clown and acrobat until an accident in 1875 forced him to give up performing, and he then turned his hand to training elephants. Boney (pictured in this carte de visite, and identifiable by the name emblazoned on her coat) was Lockhart's first elephant, named after her country of origin, Borneo. She was one of three elephants to be trained by Lockhart in the 1880s and 1890s, the others being Molly and Waddy. Lockhart and his elephants toured the music halls of late nineteenth century Britain. Boney's piece de resistance was riding a tricycle, a feat captured in this photograph by Negretti & Zambra. Lockhart was trampled to death in 1904 by one of his stampeding elephants.

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        Dampiers lefvernesbeskrifning och reseäfventyr i främmande länder,

      för ungdom bearbetad af Philip Körber. Stockholm : L.G. Rylander, [1849]. Duodecimo, contemporary half morocco over pebbled cloth boards, spine with gilt lettering and ornament, pp 131, illustrated with [4] hand coloured lithographic plates; clean and sound; text in Swedish; [BOUND WITH] Roland Forrester's och hans syster Edithas sällsamma äfventyr bland Wildarne (Swedish adaptation ofRobert Montgomery Bird's Nick of the woods; or, The Jibbenainosay).Stockholm : L.G. Rylander, [1847], pp 228, [1] lithographic illustration. Extremely rare Swedish edition for children of the life and adventures of William Dampier, translated by Lars Malmgren for Rylander from an obscure work by German writer Philip Körber. Körber is known to have written a number of stories on maritime adventure for young audiences which, with the exception of one work in German published in Nürnberg, were only published in Dutch language editions by Dutch publishing houses during the 1840s and 1850s. As we can locate no German or Dutch edition of the present work, it is not entirely clear whether the original language was German or Dutch, although the Lexicon of Swedish Translators suggests Malmgren's translation was from the German and that Rylander published Dampiers lefvernesbeskrifning in September, 1849. The narrative contains extremely detailed accounts of both Dampier's experiences in the Americas and of his circumnavigation in the Roebuck, including his visit to Australia's northwest coast in the second half of 1699. One of the charming hand coloured plates shows an encounter with an alligator, and another the meeting between Dampier's men and Will and Robin, the two Mosquito Indians who had been left on the island of Juan Fernandez by Watling. Not in OCLC; no copies located worldwide. The second work in this volume is an adaptation of Robert Montgomery Bird's popular story, Nick of the woods(1837), set in Kentucky in the 1780s and describing a brutal conflict between Europeans and Shawnee Indians. Three copies of this Swedish version of Bird's story are located in OCLC (University of Virginia; University of Minnesota; National Library of Sweden).

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        Statistics of the State of Georgia

      Savannah: W. Thorne Williams, 1849. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. 624pp., 77pp titled - "Catalogue of Fauna and Flora." 16" x 20" hand colored folded map frontispiece. Brown cloth hardcover stamped in blind on boards. Gilt title on spine. Restored. Original cloth spine rebacked onto newer brown cloth. Front and rear hinges repaired. Colored map has an approximate 7" closed tear into the map. No loss of content. Light to moderate scattered light foxing to text. Topics include history, legal, educational, religious, military institutions, County sketches, railroads, etc. DeRenne II p.529; Howes W 354.

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        Travels into North America.London, T. Lowndes, 1772. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a large folding map (ca. 57×76.5 cm) of northeastern America depicting New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, and parts of Virginia and Canada; an engraved view, and 5 plates of birds and mammals. Polished, tan calf (ca. 1800), with gold-tooled spine and board edges.

      Gagnon 1849; Hunt 616 (note); JCB 1828; Sabin 36989; Trinity Coll. Hartford, Ornith. Books, p. 134; cf. Lande 482. Second English edition. Kalm's account met with great success and is a classic in North American travel literature. A Swedish botanist, Kalm travelled in America from 1748 to 1751. His primary purpose was to discover plants that could thrive in Sweden, but his observations range much wider. He discusses the American Indians, the value of colonies and numerous other subjects. His work contains a truthful account of the countries visited. Linnaeus, who instigated Kalm's voyage, immortalized the him by naming the America Laurel "Kalmia" in his honour. J.R. Forster, a German naturalist who accompanied Captain Cook, translated Kalm's account into English.Each volume with the armorial bookplate of William Rashleigh I (1777-1855) or more likely II (1817-1871). In very good condition. The binding has some cracks in the joints and a few surface abrasions and worm holes, but is still good.

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        [General title-page]: Reports from committees: eighteen volumes. [no. 16]. Slave trade. Session 18 November 1847 - 5 September 1848.London, 1848. 5 parts in 1 volume. Folio. Red cloth. With: (2) HOUSE OF COMMONS. First [Second] report from the select committee on the slave trade; together with the minutes of evidence, and appendix. [London], 24 May 1849. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With a folding lithographed map. Modern blue half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      P. Hogg, The African slave trade and its suppression 25 (ad 1) and 26 (ad 2). Ad 1: Report of a committee appointed by Great Britain's House of Commons "to consider the best means which Britain can adopt for providing for the final extinction of the slave trade" (p. iii), containing eye-witness accounts and evidence of the violation of existing anti-slavery treaties. It mostly deals with slaves transported from Africa, especially Sierra Leone, to the British West Indies (British Guiana and the Caribbean), Cuba and Brazil, also commenting on the efforts of the Brazilian government to suppress slave trade. The first three parts contain the so-called "minutes of evidence": the interrogation of witnesses, including captains and naval officers, reverends, merchants, former slaves, etc. Each interrogation is included in its entirety: each question by the committee is written out and numbered and followed by the witness's answer. The fourth part narrates the proceedings and resolutions of the committee, the fifth contains an index.Ad 2: Continuation of the report of ad 1, containing further evidence assembled in May and June 1849. It contains more interviews and an extensive appendix, containing a list of treaties for the suppression of the slave trade, lists of suspected and captured slave trade vessels, letters, legal reports and more.Pages numbered in ink (Ad 1: 1-855, ad 2: 705-939), very slightly browned along the margins. Binding of ad 1 with a stain on front board. Overall in very good condition.

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        Travels into North America.London, T. Lowndes, 1772. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a large folding map (ca. 57×76.5 cm) of northeastern America depicting New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, and parts of Virginia and Canada; an engraved view, and 5 plates of birds and mammals. Polished, tan calf (ca. 1800), with gold-tooled spine and board edges.

      - Gagnon 1849; Hunt 616 (note); JCB 1828; Sabin 36989; Trinity Coll. Hartford, Ornith. Books, p. 134; cf. Lande 482. Second English edition. Kalm's account met with great success and is a classic in North American travel literature. A Swedish botanist, Kalm travelled in America from 1748 to 1751. His primary purpose was to discover plants that could thrive in Sweden, but his observations range much wider. He discusses the American Indians, the value of colonies and numerous other subjects. His work contains a truthful account of the countries visited. Linnaeus, who instigated Kalm's voyage, immortalized the him by naming the America Laurel "Kalmia" in his honour. J.R. Forster, a German naturalist who accompanied Captain Cook, translated Kalm's account into English.Each volume with the armorial bookplate of William Rashleigh I (1777-1855) or more likely II (1817-1871). In very good condition. The binding has some cracks in the joints and a few surface abrasions and worm holes, but is still good.

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        Die drei ältesten Kunsturkunden der Freimaurerbrüderschaft, mitgetheilt, bearbeitet und in einem Lehrfragstükke urvergeistiget.

      Leipzig, Arnold 1849.. 3. Aufl. 2 Bde. mit je Abteilungen. Mit zus. 3 Kupfertafeln. 2 Bll., 327, 483 S., 1 Bl.; 1 Bl., XVI, 472 S., 1 Bl., XXX, 528 S. Dekorative HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. Wolfstieg 5728; Taute 311: "Das ungemein schätzbare Werk ist noch heute als eine Quelle maurerischer Belehrung zu betrachten". - Bekannte Fälschung des Philosophen Krause, der mit den angeblich aus den 16. Jhdt. stammenden englischen Urkunden die Bedeutung und Tradition der Freimaurerei unterstreichen wollte. Bei seinen Mitbrüdern stieß er allerdings auf völliges Unverständnis, die Hamburger und Berliner Großlogen stuften die "Kunsturkunden" gar als Verräterschrift ein. In Folge wurde Krause aus seiner Dresdner Loge "Zu den 3 Schwerdtern" ausgeschlossen. - Etwas berieben. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library.

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        Über das Leben und die Schriften des Scheich Abu Zakarija Jahja el-Nawawi. Nach handschriftlichen Quellen. Göttingen, Dieterich Buchhandlung, 1849.

      1849. 8vo. (4), 78 pp. Modern calf. First edition. - The Syrian-born Abu Zakaria Mohiuddin Yahya Ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (1233-77), popularly known as an-Nawawi, was a Sunni Muslim author on Fiqh and hadith; his position on legal matters is considered the authoritative one in the Shafi'i Madhhab. H. F. Wüstenfeld (1808-99), known as a literary historian of Arabic literature, studied theology and oriental languages at Göttingen and Berlin. He taught at Göttingen, becoming a professor there (1842-90). He published many important Arabic texts and valuable works on Arabic history. - From the library of the French scholar Henri Pérès (1890-1983); additional ownerships to title and flyleaf. Some foxing. GAL I, p. 496. Zenker II, 741.

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        Hippodrome de Carrieres-sous-Poissy, Seine et Oise, appartenant a Mr. Vanderbilt W. K. Poissy, Ch[arles] Robin, 1903-1904-1911. Large hand-coloured four-sheet plan (90 x 170 cm as assembled). Drawn in pen and ink, graphite and watercolour on paper mounted on canvas. Framed (105 x 205 cm).

      Large manuscript plan beautifully drawn in ink and watercolour: a unique witness to Vanderbilt's passion and ambitions. A member of one of America's wealthiest and most prominent families, William Kissam Vanderbilt (1849-1920) managed railroads and bred horses. He was one of the founders of The Jockey Club and the owner of a successful racing stable. In 1896 he built the American Horse Exchange at 50th Street (Manhattan). In World War II, the United States liberty ship SS William K. Vanderbilt was named in his honour.The present impressive manuscript plan represents the horse-racing stable and track at the chateau, which Vanderbilt built in 1906, with the help of Henri Guillaume and Pierre Sardou, architects. The hippodrome comprised three oval tracks, the outer of which was 2400 metres, as well as a straight track. A long wall separated the racing areas from the Chateau St. Louis where the Vanderbilts lived, called the Chemin Plat, now known as Avenue Vanderbilt. When World War I started, the racing stables were shut down and eventually sold.

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        The California and Oregon Trail.

      George P. Putnam, New York 1849 - First edition, second printing of Parkman's classic account of his journey along the Oregon Trail. Octavo, original blindstamped green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Wood-engraved frontispiece and additional illustrated title page. Laid in is an autograph letter, signed, from Parkman to a Miss Ashburne declining an invitation due to a previous obligation. Letter dated Boston, 2 Dec., 1878. In very good condition with light rubbing and wear, contemporary name to the front free endpaper. The California and Oregon Trail is the gripping account of Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. After crossing the Allegheny Mountains by coach and continuing by boat and wagon to Westport, Missouri, he set out with three companions on a horseback journey that would ultimately take him over two thousand miles. His detailed description of the journey, set against the vast majesty of the Great Plains, has emerged through the generations as a classic narrative of one man's exploration of the American Wilderness. "Francis Parkman, one of the giants of Nineteenth Century American historical writing., began his literary career west of the Mississippi. A tour of the Great Plains in 1846 seems hardly a means to regaining health and vigor, but with this goal in mind young Parkman, in fragile health and in danger of losing his eyesight, set out. His daily notes became the material for his first book." (Wagner-Camp). Second printing, done in early April, 1849, just a few weeks on the heels of the first printing in mid-March, with terminal advertisements numbered 1-6, 8, Leavitt, Trow & Co. imprint on copyright, no page reference of frontispiece, and with the spine lettering of the author's name in a serifed typeface. This printing was limited to 500 copies; following the 1000 copies of the first printing. BAL 15446; Cowan p.474; Graff 3201; Howes P97; Wagner-Camp 170:1b. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Lektsii o rabote bolshikh polushary golovnogo mozga [Lectures on the function of the cerebral hemispheres].Moscow, Leningrad, Gosudarstvennoe Izdatelstvo, 1927. 8vo. Original publisher's paper wrappers, letterpress-printed in 2 colours.

      DSB X, pp. 431-435; cf. Heirs of Hippocrates 2130. Series of lectures on the function of the cerebral hemispheres by the eminent scientist and Nobel Prize laureate Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936). Pavlov proposed a new methodology in experimental physiological research. He directed his attention to the "reciprocal influence and activity within the organism, and the relation of the organism to its environment" (DSB). Very slightly browned, but still in very good condition. Wrappers slightly tattered at the edges and with a couple small stains, but also still good. An extensive treatise on the brain, by a seminal figure in 20th-century science.

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        The California and Oregon Trail.

      New York: George P. Putnam, 1849. First edition, second printing of Parkman's classic account of his journey along the Oregon Trail. Octavo, original blindstamped green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Wood-engraved frontispiece and additional illustrated title page. Laid in is an autograph letter, signed, from Parkman to a Miss Ashburne declining an invitation due to a previous obligation. Letter dated Boston, 2 Dec., 1878. In very good condition with light rubbing and wear, contemporary name to the front free endpaper. The California and Oregon Trail is the gripping account of Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. After crossing the Allegheny Mountains by coach and continuing by boat and wagon to Westport, Missouri, he set out with three companions on a horseback journey that would ultimately take him over two thousand miles. His detailed description of the journey, set against the vast majesty of the Great Plains, has emerged through the generations as a classic narrative of one man's exploration of the American Wilderness. "Francis Parkman, one of the giants of Nineteenth Century American historical writing..., began his literary career west of the Mississippi. A tour of the Great Plains in 1846 seems hardly a means to regaining health and vigor, but with this goal in mind young Parkman, in fragile health and in danger of losing his eyesight, set out. His daily notes became the material for his first book..." (Wagner-Camp). Second printing, done in early April, 1849, just a few weeks on the heels of the first printing in mid-March, with terminal advertisements numbered 1-6, 8, Leavitt, Trow & Co. imprint on copyright, no page reference of frontispiece, and with the spine lettering of the author's name in a serifed typeface. This printing was limited to 500 copies; following the 1000 copies of the first printing. BAL 15446; Cowan p.474; Graff 3201; Howes P97; Wagner-Camp 170:1b.

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        Approach to the Fortress of Ibrim, Nubia

      Day & Son, [London 1849 - Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe, with later professional hand-colouring. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. A fine example from David Roberts' monumental works on the Middle East: 'The Holy Land' and 'Egypt & Nubia', considered the greatest lithographically illustrated works issued in the 19th century. Roberts' masterpiece was issued in 41 parts over seven years. It is beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, to whom Roberts paid tribute in glowing terms, `Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone'. Abbey regarded the work as `one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and.the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph'. David Roberts was born at Stockbridge near Edinburgh, and at the early age of 10 apprenticed to Gavin Buego, a house painter. He continued to work for Buego after his apprenticeship had been completed, carrying out work on imitation stone-work and paneling at Scone Palace and Abercairney Abbey. By 1818 Roberts had become assistant scene painter at the Pantheon theatre in Edinburgh, moving on to work in theatres in Glasgow and finally in late 1821 to Drury Lane theatre in London, where he worked with Clarkson Stanfield. Both artists exhibited at the Society of British Artists, Royal Academy and British Institution, and by 1830 Roberts was firmly established as a topographical artist and was able to give up his theatre work. In these early years he toured the continent and Scotland, and in 1832-33 visited Spain. In 1838 he made plans for his journey to the Near East, inspired by a love of artistic adventure; departing in August 1839 for Alexandria, he spent the remaining part of the year in Cairo, visiting the numerous tombs and sites. In February of the following year he set out to cross the desert for the Holy Land by way of Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra arriving in Gaza, and then on to Jerusalem, concluding his tour spending several months visiting the biblical sites of the Holy Land, and finally returning to England at the end of 1839. The drawings of his tour were submitted to F.G. Moon in 1840 who arranged to bring out a work illustrative of Scripture History, paying Roberts £ 3,000. for the copyright of the sketches, and for his labour in supervising Louis Haghe's lithography. Both the exhibition of his original watercolours and the subsequent published work were an immediate success and confirmed his reputation as an architectural and landscape artist of the highest order. Cf. Abbey Travel I, 272 & II, 385; cf. Blackmer 1432; cf. Gay 2216; cf. Ibrahim-Hilmy II,p.176; cf. Lipperheide Ma 27; cf. Röhrict 1984; cf. Tobler p. 229; cf. Tooley 402.

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        Hippodrome de Carrieres-sous-Poissy, Seine et Oise, appartenant a Mr. Vanderbilt W. K. Poissy, Ch[arles] Robin, 1903-1904-1911. Large hand-coloured four-sheet plan (90 x 170 cm as assembled). Drawn in pen and ink, graphite and watercolour on paper mounted on canvas. Framed (105 x 205 cm).

      Large manuscript plan beautifully drawn in ink and watercolour: a unique witness to Vanderbilt's passion and ambitions. A member of one of America's wealthiest and most prominent families, William Kissam Vanderbilt (1849-1920) managed railroads and bred horses. He was one of the founders of The Jockey Club and the owner of a successful racing stable. In 1896 he built the American Horse Exchange at 50th Street (Manhattan). In World War II, the United States liberty ship SS William K. Vanderbilt was named in his honour.The present impressive manuscript plan represents the horse-racing stable and track at the chateau, which Vanderbilt built in 1906, with the help of Henri Guillaume and Pierre Sardou, architects. The hippodrome comprised three oval tracks, the outer of which was 2400 metres, as well as a straight track. A long wall separated the racing areas from the Chateau St. Louis where the Vanderbilts lived, called the Chemin Plat, now known as Avenue Vanderbilt. When World War I started, the racing stables were shut down and eventually sold.

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        Long-Tailed Wood-nymph

      1849-61 1849 - Richter after Gould Long-Tailed Wood-nymph An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Hummingbirds', 1849-61. 550 x 385 mm. £395

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        Emma

      London: Simms and McIntyre, 1849 A nice early reprinting of Jane Austen's Emma, newly rebound in half leather with marbled boards. The binding has gilt decoration and titles to spine. New endpapers. Contents generally bright and clean with only the occasional mark. Rare edition.

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        The GOLD MINES Of The GILA. A Sequel to Old Hicks the Guide.

      New York: Dewitt & Davenport, Publishers. 1849. 2 volumes in 1: [8], 134; [4], [135] - 263, [1 (blank)] pp. 12mo. 7-1/2" x 4-7/8" General extremity wear, with chip to cloth at spine base. Book label of one "H. Scofield" to front paste-down. Usual foxing to paper. Withal, a Very Good copy.

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        Visits to the Monasteries in the Levant.

      London: John Murray,, 1849. Octavo. Later 19th-century green half calf, raised bands, compartments lettered or decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Wood-engraved frontispiece, 15 similar plates including one folding plan. From the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Col. S. B. Miles (1838–1914), with printed bookplate noting his widow's bequest of the collection to Bath Public Library in 1920, and associated manuscript shelf-marks and blind-stamps as usual; bookseller's ticket of H. Cleaver, Bath, to front pastedown. Spine faded, free endpapers and binder's blanks browned, small ink-spot to fore edge, contents toned. A very good copy. First edition, publisher's presentation copy, "With the publisher's compliments" inscribed on the title page. "In 1833 [Curzon] began those travels which have made his name renowned. Setting out with his close friend Walter Sneyd, Curzon travelled through Europe before visiting, with George Joseph Palmer, Egypt and the Holy Land in 1833–4, on a tour of research among the monastery libraries, gathering many valuable manuscripts. He returned to England in 1834, before setting out on a second tour in 1837–8, when he visited Mount Athos and bought five manuscripts from several monasteries there, before making further purchases in Egypt. His experiences are recorded in his Visit to the Monasteries in the Levant (1849). It immediately gained popularity, running to six editions by 1881" (ODNB). "A valuable and entertaining account … The plates … are after drawings by Preziosi in the so-called Curzon Album commissioned by Curzon while he was resident in Turkey" (Atabey).

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        The War with Mexico.

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1849. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, covers and spines elaborately blocked in blind, publisher's vignette to covers in blind, yellow endpapers. With 14 maps. Spines and board edges faded, rubbing to extremities, light foxing to text, a few gatherings clumsily opened, abrasion to vol. 1 front free endpaper verso; a very good set. First edition of this extensive history of the Mexican-American War in which Ripley served; he was brevetted captain for gallantry at the battle of Cerro Gordo and major "meritorious conduct" at the battle of Chapultepec. Ripley took military leave from 1848 to 1849 to complete this work, "considered by some the best of the early histories".

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