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        Die Kreussler'sche Stossfechtschule. Zum Gebrauch für Academieen und Militärschulen nach mathematischen Grundsätzen. 2. Auflage Jena, Mauke 1857. Fol. 1 Bl., XI, 70 S., mit lithogr. Porträt und 20 lithogr. Tafeln, Hldr. d. Zt.

      - Thimm 247 - vgl. Gelli 279 (EA 1849).- Friedrich August Wilhelm Ludwig Roux (1817-1897) war ein Jenaer Fechtmeister. Die Methode des Stoßfechtens war von Wilhelm Kreußler (1597-1673), dem ersten priviliegierten Fechtmeister der Stadt Jena, begründet worden.- Spiegel erneuert, fliegender Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk, fleckig, leicht gebräunt, Ebd. etw. berieben.- Aus dem Besitz von Wilhelm Brink (1848-1912), Stadtrat in Plauen und späterem Oberbürgermeister von Offenbach am Main.- Spiegel mit mont. Postkarte des Verfassers, datiert Jena, 30. Juni 1880, mit der Anweisung: "Soll geschechen. Freundlichster Gruß!", adressiert an "Herrn Stadtrat Brink in Plauen".

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        NEW CASTLE COUNTY DELAWARE FROM ORIGINAL SURVEYS

      Smith & Wister, 1849., Philadelphia - 51" x 41" beautiful hand-tinted color wall map of New Castle County, Delaware, mounted on linen with decorative black scroll rollers at top and bottom. Map offers an "Explanation" showing the Grist Mill, Saw Mill, Paper Mill, Post Office, Methodist Church, School House. Statistical table showing taxables for whites and coloreds; acres of land; miles of roads; assessment. Also offers an inset entitled, "Plan of the City of Wilmington Compiled From Surveys by G.R. Riddle, 1847, Reduction by Rea & Price. Legend showing important buildings, banks, mills, churches. Inset showing population through 1847 being 13,000. Two small sketches at right side of map; one showing Swede's Church, Wilmington, and the other a sketch of the County Building in New Castle. Water stain to right border along with cracking along top edge of map where it meets the scroll roller. According to Ristow, "This is one of the earliest county wall maps produced in the United States." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Folded letter from by an important New York jurist?who had tried and sentenced many men during the infamous Anti-Rent War?shortly after he relocated to a small rural town not far from Binghamton; franked with a very nice example of first U. S. Postage Stamp (Scott #1)

      Deposit, New York, 1849. Unbound. Near fine. This two-page letter measures 15.5" x 10" unfolded. It was sent by Judge Nelson Knox Wheeler from Deposit, New York to an associate, H. Ballard, at Cortlandville. It is franked with a well-margined (one just a little narrow), red-brown 5-cent Franklin postage stamp (Scott #1) . The stamp has been pen cancelled and a circular Deposit, N.Y. postmark is in the upper left corner. A Philatelic Foundation certifying that this is a genuine usage of Scott #1 on cover will be included along with a transcript of the letter. Judge Wheeler returned to his birthplace, Deposit, shortly after the end of New York's infamous Anti-Rent War during which he served as a judge and presided over a number of trials of long-term sharecroppers who, having become dissatisfied with their legal but draconian leases, attacked and killed landowners while disguised as hooded 'Calico Indians.' Although Wheeler does not mention the Anti-Rent times in his letter, he does note that he had only recently arrived in town and not been able to find an office available to rent so he could relocate his law library. Perhaps his relocation was due in part to local animosity that resulted from the trials. On its own, Wheeler's letter is interesting, and his involvement in the Anti-Rent War is fascinating, however the desirability of this correspondence is greatly increased by the genuine use of the first U. S. postage stamp, the red-brown Franklin 5-cent stamp (Scott #1), to prepay postage from a very small New York town. This is, perhaps, the only extant example of use of Scott #1 from Deposit; a real trophy for a New York collector.

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        Shirley: a tale. Three volume set

      Smith, Elder, London 1849 - Very good. No dust jacket. 3 v.; 20 cm. First edition handsomely bound in ninteenth century green leather spines and corners. Red marbled boards and edges, black spine labels stamped in gilt. A bit worn at edges, some light foxing, else very good. Lacks publisher catalogue at the back of Vol. I, three page ads for Jane Eyre present in Vol. III. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Experimental Researches in Electricity. (Twenty-second Series). [Offprint: Philosophical Transactions, Part 1 for 1849].

      London: Richard and John E. Taylor, 1849. Large 4to. (300x231mm). Original blank wrappers. Some small tears. Back strip proffesionally repaired with Japanese paper. With presentation by Faraday in ink on title page: "William Thomson Esq. | St. Peters College | from the Author." (2),41,(1:blank). ¶ First edition, rare offprint issue of "one of the great classics of chemistry and physics" with the extremely attractive presentation inscription from Faraday to William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin), who delivered the first mathematical exposition of Faraday's researches in electricity. Thomson provided an important theoretical direction for Faraday's interpretation of his own experiments and the two colleagues motivated and inspired each other to a degree that the research and knowledge of electricity they possessed and published would not have would have been reached until many years later. The paper itself is of the utmost importance since much of his groundbreaking research published in 1831-1839 contained many shortcomings and errors which in this publication are corrected. "The corrected second edition of volume 1 is preferred, because the first edition (London 1839) contained many errors". (Neville, Historical Chemical Library)."In June 1849 William Thomson wrote to Michael Faraday suggesting that the concept of a uniform magnetic field could be used to predict the motions of small magnetic and diamagnetic bodies. [...] There had been an important exchange of ideas between the two, who had a common interest in explaining voltaic, electrostatic, magnetic, optical, and thermal phenomena. They meet every year between 1845 (where they became acquainted) and 1849". (Gooding, Faraday, Thomson, and the Concept of the Magnetic Field).In 1845 Thomson gave the first mathematical development of Faraday's idea that electric induction takes place through an intervening medium, or "dielectric", and not by some imprecise "action at a distance". He also devised a hypothesis of electrical images, which became a powerful agent in solving problems of electrostatics, or the science which deals with the forces of electricity at rest. It was partly in response to his encouragement that Faraday undertook the research in September 1845 that led to the discovery of the Faraday Effect, which established that light and magnetic (and thereby electric) phenomena were related.Faraday was also the direct cause of William Thomson's work on the transatlantic submarine telegraph cable. Faraday had in 1854 demonstrated how the construction of a cable would limit the rate at which messages could be sent, what later would be termed the bandwidth. Thomson immediately looked into the problem and published his response the same month Faraday had published his observations. Thomson expressed his results in terms of the data rate that could be achieved and the economic consequences in terms of the potential revenue of the transatlantic undertaking. In 1855 Thomson stressed the impact that the design of the cable would have on its profitability. Thomson's work on the cable consequently resulted in a complete system for operating a submarine telegraph that was capable of sending a character every 3.5 seconds. He patented the key elements of his system, the mirror galvanometer and the siphon recorder, in 1858.From 1831 to 1852 Michael Faraday published his "Experimental Researches in Electricity" in The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. These papers contain not only an impressive series of experimental discoveries, but also a collection of heterodox theoretical concepts on the nature of these phenomena expressed in terms of lines of forces and fields. He published 30 papers in all under this general title. They represents Faraday's most important work, are classics in both chemistry and physics and are the experimental foundations for Maxwell's electro-magnetic theory of light, using Faraday's concepts of lines of force or tubes of magnetic and electrical forces. His many experiments on the effects of electricity and magnetism presented in these papers lead to the fundamental discoveries of 'induced electricity' (the Faraday current), the electronic state of matter, the identity of electricity from different sources, equivalents in electro-chemical decomposition, electrostatic induction, hydro-electricity, diamagnetism, relation of gravity to electricity, atmospheric magnetism and many other."Among experimental philosophers Faraday holds by universal consent the foremost place. The memoirs in which his discoveries are enshrined will never cease to be read with admiration and delight; and future generation will preserve with an affection not less enduring the personal records and familiar letters, which recall the memory of his humble and unselfish spirit."Whittaker, A History of the Theories of Aether & Electricity, 197 p.)

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        [Archive of] Letters from Rev. Sebastian Columbus Cabot, to His Brother, Abel Cabot

      , 1849. 1849. Very good collection overall, some staining and finger soiling throughout. with scattered tearing, only affecting a limited amount of text one two or three letters.. 27 pp. Nineteen autograph letters on seventeen sheets, and one promissory note. Fifteen letters from Sebastian to his brother, Abel, (most before 1798 while Sebastian was at Dartmouth), two to his niece, Fanny, two from his daughter Mary to Abel and to Fanny, and one from his son, Elbridge, to Abel, all originally folded into packets and addressed; early ones with remnants of seals, later ones with postmarks. Sebastian Columbus Cabot (Thompson Ct, 1769-, Enfield, Mass., 1853), the great grandson of George Cabot (1678-1717), studied divinity with Rev. John Smith, 1773 at Hanover, was a 1797 graduate of Dartmouth, preceptor at Moor's 1798-1800, appointed pastor at Pelham (now Prescott, Mass, 1807) but dismissed for ill health shortly thereafter, became a teacher, and settled in Enfield. He was the older brother of Abel (1783-1848), who appeared to remain a farmer, a prosperous one at that, all his life, in Chelsea, Vt. As the older brother, he gives Abel advice: "I could make it convenient to write everyday, it would give me much pleasure, but as our different pursuits require a separation, I shall feel myself happy to contribute to your entertainment and instruction in these silent accents, though it be but once a month or year. It affords me exquisite satisfaction to hear of your steadiness and attention to business ; and that your moral conduct merits the esteem and approbation of the wise and virtuous. This, my dear brother, is the direct way to future eminence and distinction in life, and though there are different degrees of eminence, some of which, require greater qualifications; yet these are the basis on which all qualifications are founded; and without these, we seldom if ever attain to any station of trust or confidence whatever Mirthful recreations, though lawful, afford us by a temporary enjoyment, and should always be kept in subordination to the more noble attainment, and even in these, one should not forget a medium, knowing that they are intended only to fit us for business. As nature, in all her works, though full of variety, keeps one steady and invariable course; so should man learn from her to regulate all his conduct, and to maintain a mediocrity in all his actions." In letter three: "Our stations in life, though very different, cannot alter my feelings as a brother, nor the honor of a higher rank entice me to look down with an air of disdain upon one in a low station. It gives me singular satisfaction to hear that your behavior is commendable; that you are disposed to purpose the paths of virtue, and to live at a distance from corrupting vices. You have now just entered on the stage of manhood, where you will find your views extend a thousand different ways and pointing out various objects of pleasure. Here, fancy will open to your view a train of flattering beauties of various denominations. Here, imagination will predict copious prospects of future pleasure and delights. Here, pride and ambition will stimulate you to a vain glorious and often ostentatious appearance, and tempt you to enter the bowers of ease and expose yourself in the shades of security. But let me entreat you, dear brother, to stand firm against pride and haughtiness of mind; to avoid profanity and frothy company. Divest yourself of flattery and deceit. Let your tongue and heart always agree, and never let passion command your reason. Treat your inferiors with condescension, your equals with benevolence, and your superiors with gratitude and submission, and strangers with good manners." Despite Sebastian's attitudes towards his brother, always hectoring him to write, suggesting he would be out of place at Sebastian's graduation, talking a relative out of visiting him, Abel appears to have helped his brother financially from the time Sebastian was in school, and later to have offered help to Sebastian's son, Elbridge, perhaps with a job, but Elbridge needed to support his parents as they grew older. Sebastian's last letter to his brother, on Christmas day, 1848, appears to indicate they had not seen each other nor been in touch for a number of years. Sebastian apologizes for not writing to Abel's children (though in the next letter to his niece, he says he doesn't have time to write to her) and updates Abel on his own children, marriages, family matters. Unknown to him, however, was that Abel was already deceased. Univ. of Vermont lists a file of letters between the brothers. Rev. George T. Chapman: Sketches of the Alumni of Dartmouth College (1867) p. 87.

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        Les Etoiles Derniere Feerie; Texte Par Mery Astronomie Des Dames Par Le Cte Foelix

      De Gonet & Chez Charles Twietmeyer, Paris & Leipsig 1849 - [XVI] 486 pages. 28 x 19.5 cm. Two parts in one volume. Two frontispieces: portrait of Grandville (after Geoffrey) and 12 plates in of text after Grandville engraved on steel by Charles Geoffroy and colored by hand. GORDON N. RAY 200."The compositions of this `last fairy-tale`, brilliantly engraved on steel by Geoffroy and delicately colored, form a fitting memorial to Grandville.Nearly every plate has its beautiful lady, clad in white and adorned with stars, beaming in the sky, with varied scenes of earthly life below her." Toning to title page next leaf, last two leaves. some tissue guards, with plates bright, fresh and clean. Scattered, modest text toning, raised bands, spine panels gilt, marbled endpapers, bound by Thomas. Three quarter red morocco and marbled boards. Teg. Near fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Dissertation on the Practice of Medicine. Containing An Account of the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment, of Diseases: And Adapted to the Use of Physicians and Families

      Milledgeville, Georgia: Printed at the Federal Union Office, 1849. First Edition. Full calf. Very good. 8vo. xii, 740 pages. Brown calf leather binding with black leather title label on the spine. A couple of scuff marks on the rear board. Light toning and scattered foxing to contents. Inscription on the right front flyleaf reads - "Col. L. A. Jordan from his friend M. L. Fort 1871?" Derenne II page 525.

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

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

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        Heliomaster Constanti [and] Helianthea Bonapartei.

      - [circa 1849-87]. Two hand-colored lithographs, 14 1/2 x 21 1/4", edges gilt, both with a second leaf of text; very good. Plates 236 and 260 with original corresponding text from A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Humming-Birds Volume 4. Plates lithographed after John Gould, H.C. Richter and W. Hart, drawn for the most part by Hullmandel & Walton, finely colored or enhanced and gummed in order to portray their metallic plumage. The birds are depicted near their appropriate flowers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elementos de derecho público internacional: con esplicación de todas las reglas que, según los tratados, estipulaciones, leyes vigentes y costumbres, constituyen el derecho internacional español

      Santiago Saunaque. 1849 - Derecho.(34) Santiago Saunaque. Madrid. 1849. 22 cm. 2 tomos en 1 volúmen. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal lomo en piel con dorados. Por Antonio Riquelme. El tomo II tiene el titulo: "Apéndice al derecho internacional de España" . Cubierta deslucida. LF117 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TA., Lichtentaler Allee, "Erinnerung aus alter Zeit. Baden-Baden".

      - Farblitho. m. Tonplatte v. Hammelweiss b. F. Reichel, 1849, 24,6 x 34 im Oval - Blattgr. 32,5 x 43,4 cm Sehr seltenes Blatt des Baden-Badener Originals Ignaz "Hammelweiss", der in einem Korbwägelchen, das er mit Ziegenböcken bespannt hat, durch die Lichtentaler Allee kutschiert. - Rechts und links unter der Darstellung ein 6-strophiges Gedicht. - Minimal fleckig und angestaubt, sonst farbfrisch und gut erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Letters Addressed to H. R. H. the Grand Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha on the Theory of Probabilities, as Applied to the Moral and Political Sciences. Translated from the French by Olinthus Gregory Downes.

      London: Charles & Edwin Layton, 1849. - First Edition in English of Lettres à Son Altesse Royale le Duc regnant de Saxe-Coburg et Gotha sur la théorie des probabilités, appliquée aux science morales et politiques (Brussels: 1846). xvi, 309 pp. Original cloth, rebacked with original spine preserved. Corners of covers worn, else Very Good. 'This book is really an original, if elementary, treatise on probability and social statistics, written in the form of a series of letters to the Belgian king's two nephews, Ernst (the duke to whom the book was dedicated) and Albert (who by 1846 was husband to Queen Victoria of Great Britain). Quetelet had tutored the two in the 1830's, and in writing his book as a series of letters he was adopting a form that had been used with great success by Euler in 1768, with Letters to a German Princess' (Stigler, History of Statistics, p. 206). 'In his autobiography Galton explains how he first encountered Quetelet's statistical methods in 1863, two years before the publication of his first article on heredity. He had immediately been attracted to Quetelet's examination of the 'law of deviation from an average,' which he had discovered when reading the 1849 English translation of Quetelet's 1846 book Lettres à Son Altesse Royale le Duc regnant de Saxe-Coburg et Gotha sur la théorie des probabilités, appliquée aux science morales et politiques. . . . In his 1846 Lettres, Quetelet used [Laplace's curve of 'possible error'] to interpret anthropomorphic data, thus giving it a new methodological significance, as has been pointed out by Stigler. Quetelet used Laplace's theorem to determine whether a series of real objects (and not mere measures) could be considered homogeneous. Laplace's theorem implied that a group of measures affected by the same major causes, and varying only in terms of many minor, accidental causes, should be distributed according to Gauss' law. Quetelet's innovation was to use the Gaussian distribution as a way of detecting groups of homogeneous objects. He thus made explicit what had previously been merely implicit in Laplace's work: a Gaussian (or 'normal' distribution) is a necessary and sufficient condition of homogeneity. The Laplace-Gauss law thus left the arcane realm of the estimation of error (in the measurement of a given object) to become a tool for detecting homogeneity in groups of real objects. In particular, it became a method for identifying 'populations' as objective entities. If, for example, the chest size or stature of soldiers was approximately distributed according to Gauss' law, this would indicate that it was a real population, within which variation was merely accidental. For Quetelet, a Gaussian distribution revealed both order in apparent chaos, and also an underlying ideal type that nature tries to attain, implying that variation has no real significance. This would also explain why Darwin, if he did read Quetelet, would hardly have been attracted by his concept of a 'population' ' (Jean Gayon, Darwinism's Struggle for Survival: Heredity and the Hypothesis of Natural Selection, tr. by Matthew Cobb, 1998, pp. 117-8). 'Quetelet is credited with the first published visual images of normal and skewed probability distributions' (Judy L. Klein, Statistical Visions in Time: A History of Time Series Analysis, 1662-1938, 1997, p. 164). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire Arabe [Ihkam bab al-I’rab]

      Marseille, Imprimerie Carnaud, 1849 - 723 pp. Frist edition of this valuable and rare Arabic Dictionary by the famous Maronite Bishop and Arabic scholar Germanos Farhat is based on the Kamoos by al-Fairuzabadi, with all the useless matter left out, and many words, particularly those appearing in Christian works, added. Published and revised by the Maronite merchant Rushayd al-Dahdah, with some additions and corrections by him as mentioned in the preface. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Excursions in Southern Africa, including a history of the Cape Colony, an account of the native tribes, etc.

      - London, William Shoberl, 1849.2 volumes. Original embossed red cloth, spines later half morocco, lettered in gilt. With engraved frontispiece view of Cape Town, 2 portraits and 6 woodengravings. XXX,359; IV,456 pp.First edition; with bookplate of I. & F.W. Hosken. - An account of the Cape Colony from the earliest period of settlement down to the Kaffir War of 1876-7. The work is a critique of the British Government in the Cape and the original draft was, according to the author, rejected by several publishers on the grounds that it was too outspoken on the failures of its subject (Mendelssohn II, p.75). - Added an autograph letter by Napier. - Fine.SAB III, p.429. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NINEVEH And Its REMAINS: With An Account Of A Visit To The Chaldean Christians Of Kurdistan, And The Yezidis, Or Devil-Worshippers; And An Inquiry Into, The Manners And Arts Of The Ancient Assyrians.

      John Murray, London 1849 - Maroon leather hardcovers with some scratches and scuffs, spines have raised bands, sunned with gilt worn. Slight dust toning to pages, has minor foxing to free end papers. On marbled fixed end paper it has the bookplate of Edmund Whitelock Reeves. Layard two-volume account of his travels in Iraq, published by John Murray in 1848-1849 with the title Nineveh and Its Remains. (Though the work also discusses the Kouyunjik site, the book is primarily about the Nimrud excavations. The title is based on Rawlinson¿s theory that the Nimrud site was in fact Nineveh. The true location of Nineveh opposite Mosul was definitively established shortly after this publication.) Nineveh and Its Remains was an immediate bestseller. In addition to a detailed account of the excavation and discoveries, Layard¿s text is a lively travel narrative, filled with details of local life and customs, political intrigue between Ottoman rulers and Arab tribesmen, and observations on the situation of religious minorities in Iraq and Persia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal Of the Route of the Charlestown Virginia Mining Company From St. Joseph, Mo. to California. Frank Smith as Guide

      [Sacramento, CA: Charlestown Virginia Mining Company, 1849.]. Typed Letter-sized Sheets, 20 pp., Good with marginal tears on some pages, some toning, stains from paper clips. Provenance: Peter Howard, Serendipity Books, Berkeley. The Charlestown Virginia Mining Company was the largest group of 49ers, to take overland routes to the California Gold Rush. These pages appear to be an early 20th Century typed transcript from an earlier journal. A few pages are duplicated here in carbon copy form. Provenance: Peter Howard, Serendipity Books, Berkeley.

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        Columbian Black-Tailed Deer

      The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America: Royal Octavo Edition 1849 - Sheet Dimensions: 7 x 9.25 in. Frame Dimensions: 11.75 x 14.75 in. Hand-colored lithograph by John T. Brown. Planning to complete the definitive study of American wildlife, Audubon set out to document the animals of North America, and to present them in a format as impressive and sweeping as that he used for his birds. The result of the artist/naturalist’s years of field research, travel, and seemingly endless study was the Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, the outstanding work on American animals produced in the 19th century.

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        Grizzly Bear [Plate 131]

      J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia - Octavo quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 7" x 10.5" From J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America", published 1849-54. Small tear on right corner. 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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        THE PERSONAL HISTORY, ADVENTURES, EXPERIENCE, AND OBSERVATION OF DAVID COPPERFIELD THE YOUNGER OF BLUNDERSTONE ROOKERY (WHICH HE NEVER MEANT TO BE PUBLISHED ON ANY ACCOUNT)

      Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1849-1850. First Collected Tauchnitz Edition. Second State, with the imprint and colophon for each volume reading "Leipzig / Bernhard Tauchnitz / [date]." Three octavo volumes (16.25cm); spines in pebbled burgundy cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt; boards in maroon leaf-patterned cloth; vi,322; vi386; x,430pp. Dutch booksellers tickets at front pastedown of each volume (P.Noordhoff, Groningen); contemporary owners name (in ink) to front endpaper; light wear to spine ends and lower board edges, scattered foxing to preliminary and terminal leaves (margins a bit less so), and light rubbing to covers; Very Good+. Copyright Edition" of the author's eighth novel, issued by Tauchnitz as Volumes 175-177 in their "Collection of British Authors" series. An attractive contemporary binding, possibly made to order for this bookseller by the publisher or an independent binder. Todd & Bowden 175; Gimbel A125.

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        AN ADVENTUROUS WOMAN'S TRAVEL LETTER RECOUNTING A HAZARDOUS JOURNEY BY STAGE AND RAILROAD TO THE ONTARIO FEMALE SEMINARY DURING A HORRENDOUS WINTER STORM franked with A VERY FINE 1847 U.S. TEN-CENT WASHINGTON STAMP; Four-page folded letter from Abby Wells sent from Canandaigua, New York to her parents in Deerfield, New Hampshire

      Canandaigua, New York, 1849. Unbound. Very good. This four-page folded letter measures 15" x 9.5" and has a red Canandaigua postmark dated January 10. It is franked with a nicely centered, very fine black 10-cent Washington stamp (Scott #2) tied with a red grid cancel. Complete but fragile as some folds have developed splits. There is an old tape stain and remnants of stamp hinges on the reverse. In January, Abigail Wells departed Deerfield, New Hampshire accompanied by her older brother, David, on her way to attend the Ontario Female Seminary in Canandaigua, New York. After no more six hours on the road, a massive storm struck the area, snowing them in for six days. On the seventh, their stage reached Albany, where David returned home and Abby continued on one of the country's earliest railroads to Canandaigua. "I left Milford in the stage 10 o'clock Friday morning and arrived at Brattleborough at half past ten in the evening . . . and before we arrived the snow had fallen to a considerable depth. . . . the driver stopped and told the gentlemen that the horses were in the snow and they must get out and assist him. . . . Brother D. took the [reins] while the driver and another man trod a path for them. We rode a half a mile and came to a public house, and stopped [as] the storm continued with unabated violence. Monday and Tuesday the roads were so blocked up with snow as to be rendered impassable. Wednesday we . . . rode about 15 miles. Thursday we started early and arrived at Albany at eight. . . . The next morning I started alone . . . from Albany to Schenectady . . . in cars without any fire. . . . At Syracuse we changed cars again. . . . We stopped in Geneva to breakfast. I felt so tired that I thought I would not eat anything. . . . I arrived at Canandaigua at 9 o'clock Saturday just 24 hours [after departing] Albany. . . . I should not be afraid to return alone if necessary. I did not suffer scarcely any with the cold excepting my feet. . . . I have great cause for gratitude to my Heavenly Father for his protection during my long and in some respects dangerous journey.". The Ontario Female Seminary, one of the country's first women's schools, enrolled about 100 boarders. Its course of instruction included basic subjects as well as advanced instruction in grammar, botany, chemistry, algebra, and astronomy. In a postscript to her letter, Abby noted that "The studies I shall attend to this term are Geometry, Algebra, Paley's Theology and Grammar." Upon graduation, Abby returned to Deerfield and taught school until she retired around the age of sixty. She never married but remained single and lived in her family's home along with several siblings until she died at the age of 68 in 1887. This is a superb example of one of the first and most important U. S. stamps on cover made all the more desirable by an independent woman's narrative recounting her harrowing 8-day journey by stage and early train in the middle of a tremendous winter storm in order to attend advanced schooling.

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        A souk in Cairo.Cairo, 1902. Signed and inscribed "C. Wuttke. Cairo. 1902". Oil on canvas board (20 x 28 cm). Unframed.

      Ludwig, Münchner Maler im 19. Jahrhundert IV, pp. 405-406; cf. Starr, Remembering cosmopolitan Egypt. Painting of a souk in Cairo, by the German orientalist Carl Wuttke (1849-1927). Paintings such as these were made to be reproduced as picture postcards, an archetypal consumer product from the early 20th century. Postcards, as a convenient alternative to the letter, had first appeared in the 1870s. The simultaneous improvements in photographic and printing techniques, led to the introduction of full-colour postcards in the 1890s. Although photographs were used as a basis for the creation of half-tone blocks, which were then used to print the postcards, well-made paintings such as these by Wuttke, were just as popular. For the numerous visitors to Egypt, picture postcards were a way of "collecting" the visited sights, thereby documenting their travels.Carl Wuttke was one of the most well-travelled artists of his time, visiting Italy, North-Africa, the United states, China and Japan. During his travels, he painted various views in Egypt and China for the Dresden firm of Römmler & Jonas that were subsequently reproduced as picture postcards. Wuttke's quick style, reminiscent of contemporary impressionism, but also of traditional oil sketches, was well suited to that end, giving an even better suggestion of a "snapshot" than contemporary photography.Relined at the back and numbered (on the relining) "94". Varnish yellowed; craquelure in the blue and white sky parts; otherwise in very good condition.

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        The North American Review. Vol. LXIX.

      Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston 1849 - First Edition. Signed and dated by Francis Parkman, whose book on the Oregon Trail (herein titled "The California and Oregon Trail; being Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life") is reviewed on pp. 175-95. Octavo. Contemporary three quarter leather. Marbled boards. Pink-orange endpapers. Very good, light wear; Westfield Atheneum library bookplate on front pastedown and bookplate impression on front free endpaper; wear to leather spine edges, but hinges strong. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Archive of Unpublished Chinese Manuscripts, Pertaining to the History of Amoy , Translated into English By William Raymond Gingell, Sinologist, Interpreter and Consul in China.

      Amoy [Xiamen], Foochow [Fuzhou], 1849-1854 - Unpublished Translations of Chinese Texts, comprising what appears to be the only translation of the "History of Amoy" which contains texts dated as early as 1788 and which predates the work for which Gingell is best known [an abridged translation of the Chow Le classic, completed in 1852]; also presenting a wide array of subjects surrounding customs, ancient inscriptions, government, riots and civil wars, by his translations of several short accounts and decrees by difference Chinese writers or offices; as well as a traditional Chinese calendar. Together with a contemporary manuscript letter to Gingell from the Consul at Foochowfoo containing praises from British diplomats for Gingell's work on the History of Amoy, double folio leaf, 2 pages. Together with some original Chinese texts in manuscript and in print, 17 pages combined. History of Amoy manuscript translation: Qto. approximately 300 pages, string-tied in five parts (one part in duplicate), penned to rectos only on blue leafs watermarked J. Whatman and J. Gater 1845 and measuring approximately 24,5 x 20,5 cm. Other manuscript translations: Varied sized leafs, approximately 485 pages combined, each account titled and string-tied separately, also on blue watermarked leafs measuring approximately 24,5 x 20,5 cm. Some creasing, otherwise in very good condition, exceedingly early manuscript documents made in China. Only one of the shorter translations in the present archive is known to have been published (Forms of Ceremonial suitable to be adopted in the Fokien Province on the occasion of the Dowager Queen.). All others appear to be unpublished. The earliest and most substantial of Gingell's unpublished works in the present archive are his translations of eighteenth and nineteenth century Chinese texts compiled and published by a Chinese historian in a monumental sixteen volumes, here headed "History of Amoy" and partially translated into English by Gingell in a manuscript work-in-progress. This work is accompanied by a manuscript letter addressed to Gingell, 15 November 1849, by the Consul of Foochowfoo Richard B. Jackson who relays praises for the work on the history of Amoy Throughout this substantial and already detailed work, Gingell adds explanatory notes, and writes names of places and people in Chinese characters beside the English. The first volume consists of "Imperial Discourses" pertaining to Qing ruled Formosa - providing a rare opportunity to study the matter from the Chinese perspective. Simply titled "Amoy" the second volume concerns the history of the city, especially its fortifications through army and naval defences, the distribution of military stations, the erection of a walled castle on Xiamen Island by Zhou Dexing in 1387, and the like. Volume three is titled "Research into the Military Regulations" which ultimately serves to provide an understanding of the so-called "sea barriers or sea fences" of Amoy. Volume four is essentially a detailed nautical guide imparting practical information for safe navigation between the Pescadores Islands [Penghu] and into the bays of the Formosa Strait [Taiwan], for passage to and from Amoy [Xiamen]. Volume seven deals with customs and duty tariffs, addressing matters such as prohibition, fixed duty servants, land revenue, salt duty, and the Amoy Customs House.

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        Topographischer Atlas von München in seinem ganzen Burgfrieden, dargestellt und bearbeitet in 88 Sectionen im 2,500theiligen Maass-Stabe. Herausgegeben und dem hohen Magistrate der königlichen Haupt- und Residenzstadt München in tiefster Hochachtung gewidmet.

      Mchn., Verlag des Herausgebers, (1849-1851). 30 x 34 cm. Lithographierter Titel, 1 Bl. Mit 89 lithographierten Plänen. Mod. Lwd.-Kassette. Maillinger III, 9; Schiermeier 100 (ausführlich); Pfister 72; nicht bei Lentner. - Besonders interessant ist der große Maßstab, der eine genaue Kenntnis vom damaligen Bauzustand gibt. Bei jedem Blatt sind die Eigentümer jedes einzelnen Hauses angegeben. Mit einem Grundrißplan von München als \"Übersicht der Bezirks Kommissariate Münchens\". - Teils leicht gebräunt oder stockfleckig und mit kleineren Randläsuren, meist jedoch sauber und wohlerhalten. Lose in dekorativer Kassette. - Komplett sehr selten! Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Architektur, München, Oberbayern, Stadtpläne, Stadtplanung

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        Gattungen einzelliger Algen physiologisch und systematisch bearbeitet.

      Zürich, Schulthess 1849 - VIII+139 p. Mit 8 handkolor. lithograph. Tafeln. Bound in a contemporary half cloth with handwritten titellabel on spine, Large format [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ROLAND CASHEL [in the original 20-in-19 serial parts]

      1849. [20-in-19 serial parts] With Illustrations by Phiz. London: Chapman and Hall, May 1848 - November 1849. 20-in-19 serial parts, in the original cream wrappers. First Edition, in the 20-in-19 monthly serial parts.~The outsider in Lever is a person who is ostracized, ignored, downgraded, put upon, misjudged, or deprived... Like Lever himself [as an Irishman writing largely for the British public], many of his characters are people haunted by the notion of attaining a centre from which they are precluded. Then, when they do arrive, they discover there is no centre... The ending of ROLAND CASHEL is typical; after [20 serial parts] in which the outsider protagonist has eventually struggled through to the fulfilment of his ambitions,... we get the terse and dismissive observation 'Roland Cashel and his wife live at Tubbermore, the envied of the envious.' That extraordinary one-sentence dismissal signals Lever's lack of interest in the hero once the hero has achieved his centrality; indeed it offers a strong implicit judgement upon the relative value of centrality itself. [Bareham].~There are 40 plates (including a vignette title page) by "Phiz" (Hablot K. Browne); beginning in mid-1849, "Phiz" was simultaneously providing two plates per month for another tale -- DAVID COPPERFIELD. All ads appear to be present (including the small-but-thick Mechi booklet inside the front wrapper of Part I), but unlike serial editions of works by writers like Dickens and Thackeray, there is no bibliographic "census" of serial ads for the works of Lever.~Condition of most parts is near-fine, with minor soil but with little wear -- though as usual, the Part I front wrapper and the Part XIX/XX rear wrapper do show some wear (not affecting print). See Sadleir 1417 and Wolff 4100 for the subsequent one-volume edition. Housed in a handsome clamshell case with leather label, with inner cloth chemise.

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        Neues Struwwelpeterbuch in vierundzwanzig hübschen Bildern und drolligen Geschichten zur Unterhaltung und Warnung für kleine Kinder.

      Wesel, Bagel (1849). - Titel 24 einseitig bedruckte Bll. mit kolor. Illustrationen. Bedruckter Orig.-Pappband. 16,5 x 11 cm. Rühle 264. - Nicht im KVK. - Sehr seltene und frühe Struwwelpetriade. - Rücken etwas lädiert, Block gelockert. Vorderdeckel mit kleiner Markierung in Tinte. Ein Blatt mit ca. 1/3 Verlust oben, die Illustration fehl fast vollständig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Century of Orchidaceous Plants selected from Curtis's Botanical Magazine. Consisting of those most worthy of cultivation, systematically arranged, and illustrated with coloured figures and dissections chiefly executed by Mr. Fitch. Accompanied by an introduction on the culture and general management of orchidaceous plants, and with copious remarks on the treatment of each species.

      London: Reeve Benham and Reeve 1849 - Quarto (300 x 233 mm). Contemporary russet-coloured pebble-grain morocco sometime neatly rebacked with the original richly gilt spine laid down, two-line gilt border on sides, all edges gilt, gilt roll tool turn-ins, marbled endpapers. 100 fine hand-coloured lithograph plates (with tissue guards) by Walter Hood Fitch.Light abrasions to front cover. An excellent copy. First edition, from the Knowsley library of the Earl of Derby, with his armorial bookplate and inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper: "Back Library, Knowsley, West Bookcase B / Shelf 2 No. 450"; also inscribed at the head of the half-title "from Boone April 15th 1849" (just shaved by the binder) - which is almost certainly a reference to the London bookseller/publisher T. & W. Boone. Edward Smith Stanley, thirteenth earl of Derby (1775–1851), politician and naturalist, became "one of the figureheads of the science of zoological classification, particularly the taxonomy of birds. He was president of the Linnean Society of London from 1828 to 1834, and president of the Zoological Society of London for twenty years from 1831 until his death. He not only encouraged the reading of accounts of new species by chairing meetings of the two societies, but contributed many scientific papers himself to the proceedings of the Zoological Society and donated many specimens to its collections. The Knowsley Museum is estimated to have included 20,000 mammals, birds, and lower vertebrates; some invertebrates, such as specimens of molluscs, are known to have been donated to the British Museum before Derby's death" (ODNB). The illustrations here are by Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892), described by Hooker's son, Sir Joseph Hooker, as an "incomparable botanical artist" (cited in Wilfrid Blunt, The Art of Botanical Illustration, 1950, p. 224). "Fitch remains the most outstanding botanical artist of his day in Europe. He was the first draughtsman to produce really satisfactory drawings from dried herbarium specimens, and for this alone botanists in England would remain forever in his debt. He was always his own lithographer, and became a skilled exponent of the art" (ibid.). The plates are bright and fresh in this copy, which has a very appealing provenance. Nissen 918 (erroneously dating the first edition to 1846); not in Plesch or Pritzel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Per Cirelli contro Capobianco Presso la Cam.a della G. C. civ. di Napoli

      Dalla Tipografia di Gaetano Rusconi - Napoli, 1849. ITALIANO 0,02 Fascicolo della metà dell'800 in folio, stato discreto, coperta in carta, diversi segni del tempo, pagine in buono stato, due con becca, ultima con foro su excipit, che non compromette la consultazione del testo. Su frontespizio marca tipografica in nero. USATO

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        Calling Card; Signed and dated

      Washington DC 1849 - SIGNED "Sarah Polk. Washington. Feb. 26, 1849." in clear, firm hand. 4.25" x 2" card inlaid to a beveled matte beneath a reproduction daguerreotype in a professionally framed presentation. The ornate engraved image was taken at a Plume studio. John Plumbe Jr. (July 13, 1809 - May 29, 1857) was a Welsh-born American entrepreneurial photographer, gallerist, publisher, and an early advocate of an American transcontinental railroad in the mid-19th century. He established a franchise of photography studios in the 1840s in the U.S., with additional branches in Paris and Liverpool. He created a lithographic process for reproducing photographic images, called the "plumbeotype."Sarah Childress Polk (Sep 4, 1803 - Aug 14, 1891) was the wife of the 11th President of the United States, James Polk, serving as First Lady of the United States from 1845 to 1849. She was noted as a lively conversationalist and hostess on the political scene in Washington and lived a long life on their estate in Tennessee after her husband died after only having left office four months prior. "None but Sarah knew so intimately my private affairs.She was politician, counselor, nurse, and emotional resource." - J. K. Polk speaking about his wife's role at the White House. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        LETTERS ADDRESSED TO H. R. H. THE GRAND DUKE OF SAXE COBURG AND GOTHA, ON THE THEORY OF PROBABILITIES, AS APPLIED TO THE MORAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES

      Charles & Edwin Layton, London 1849 - 8vo., 309 pages; VG; rebound in brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine; small bookplate on front pastedown; mild age-toning to pages; bumping to corners; webbing visible on pages 304/305; shelved case 10. Dupont. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Carte générale de la mer Mèditerranée. 1ère feuille (con) Carte générale de la Mer Mèditerranée... Parigi, Depot Generale de la Marine - ...2ème feuille....

      Incisione in rame in due grandi fogli di mm 605x903 e 630x917 incisi da Jacobs, insieme costituiscono l'intero bacino del Mediterraneo e del Mar Nero. Nelle due carte vi sono 35 riquadri di luoghi di varia dimensione di cui nel 1° foglio, disegnato da Daussy nel 1849 ve ne sono 19 ed in senso orario sono: Cartagine, Barcellona, Porto Vendres, Marsiglia, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Trieste, Tripoli, Malta, Stretto di Messina, Tunisi, Port Bone, Burgie, Algeri, Bocche di Bonifaccio, Cherchell, Oran, Tanger e Gibilterra. Nel 2° foglio, disegnato da Keller nel 1851 ve ne sono 16: Corfù, Pireo, Odessa, Bourgas, Parte Nord del Mar D'Azov, Kertch, Sevastopol, Acre, Beirout, Alessandria d'Egitto, Costantinopoli, Said, Sour, Smyrne, Syra e Rodi. Alcuni restauri in particolare alla carta relativa alla parte orientale del Mediterraneo. Le carte sono di grande interesse in quanto sono tracciate numerose rotte.

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        Mardi: and a Voyage Thither

      Harper & Brothers , New York, 1849. Good: some light stain to Volume I, becoming more pronounced toward rear of volume, substantial foxing to Volume II, stain to rear endpaper of Volume II. 7 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches, xii, [13]-365; [v]-xii, [9]-387 pages, publisher's blindstamped brown cloth, moderate spotting to covers of Volume I, light wear to tips of Volume I, moderate wear to tips, spine ends and joints of Volume II, front free endpaper torn from Volume II, First American edition. BAL 13658. Two volumes. 8-page publisher's catalogue bound at end of volume II. The bindings, although both are brown publisher's cloth, do not match. Volume I is in Blanck's TZ cloth, with orange-yellow coated endpapers, whereas Volume II is in A cloth with yellow coated endpapers. The stamping on Volume I is a simpler pattern than that on Volume II. Volume II's binding is the earlier, corresponding to that described by Blanck in the "Note" contained in the entry. Stenciled in brown ink in gothic letter on the front free endpaper of Volume I is the name "Thomas Melville." Though we cannot be sure, this volume could have belonged to one of the author's brothers, who lived between 1830 and 1884.

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        Discorsi intorno a Legge Dottrine Statistiche e Giudizi Penali di Pietro C. Ulloa, Procurator Generale del Re

      Dalla Tipografia di Gaetano Rusconi - Napoli, 1849. ITALIANO 0,29 Volume intonso della metà del XIX secolo, in stato discreto, coperta in carta con elegante cornice tipografica su piatti, alcuni segni del tempo, tagli poco bruniti con accenno di fioritura, pagine in buono stato, alcune con gora. Su frontespizio magnifica marca tipografica in nero. III volume della collana Discorsi intorno a Legge Dottrine Statistiche e Giudizi Penali. USATO

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        Four Years in the Pacific... From 1844 to 1848.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1849. 2 vol. xii, 432; ix, 415 pp. b/w frontispieces. ills. in text. Ads printed on pastedowns and blanks. The author served aboard HMS Collingwood... first British ship of war to enter the Pacific Ocean via Cape Horn since Anson... The book relates to Rio... Juan Fernandez Island, Tahiti and the Society Islands... California, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Samoa Islands. The Collingwood arrived at Monterey a few days after the American flag was raised... - Hill 1815. Judd 183. Trois pages (163-166) sont consacrees a l'histoire de la Bounty et de l'ile Pitcairn. - OReilly & Reitman 1093. First ed. Bound in original gilt and blind stamped cloth. Inner hinges reinforced, spine ends repaired. Very good copies internally.

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        Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory

      London: Richard Bentley 1849 - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, 308; 328 pp. Some occasional mild soiling and browning. Recent maroon half morocco, marbled sides, gilt spines with black labels, a very good copy. "Depicts with great fidelity and vivacity the manners and condition, the toils, privations, and perils of the Indian hunters. It also includes several interesting geographical and geological facts and Indian vocabularies" (Sabin 43514). McLean worked for the Hudson's Bay Company from 1821-1845.

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