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        Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia


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        Mardi: and a Voyage Thither

      , 1849. 1849. First Edition . MELVILLE, Herman. Mardi: and a Voyage Thither. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. Two volumes. Octavo, original blind-stamped green cloth gilt, yellow endpapers. Housed in custom slipcase and chemises. $5000.Preferred first American edition of Melville

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        Shirley, A Tale

      1849. First Edition . BRONTË, Charlotte. Shirley, A Tale. By Currer Bell, Author of ""Jane Eyre."" London: Smith, Elder, 1849. Three volumes. Octavo, early 20th-century full tan calf gilt rebacked with original spines laid down, raised bands, red and slate morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; housed in a custom slipcase. $4200.First edition of this important Brontë novel, handsomely bound by Bayntun Riviere with original cloth covers and spines bound in at the rear of each volume.""Shirley is a revolutionary novel. It questions men's power over women and workers… a more substantially radical work than Agnes Grey, as ambitious in its own way as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights"" (Gordon, 180, 184). ""Charlotte Brontë's most social novel [was] intended in her own words to be 'unromantic as Monday morning…Shirley herself is an attempt to portray a woman with freedom and power to act…she was intended to be what Emily Brontë might have been 'had she been placed in health and prosperity"" (Drabble, 900). Without half titles, as issued; with 16-page publisher's catalogue at the rear of Volume I and three pages of advertisements at the rear of Volume III. Smith 5. Princeton University Library Brontë Collection, 74, 75. Sadleir 348. Light expert restoration to extremities. A handsome copy..

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      Mexico: Imprenta de Vicente Garcia Torres, 1849. - 47pp. Original printed wrappers. Spine perishing, corners chipped. Scattered foxing and light tanning. About very good. A very scarce pamphlet regarding Mexican diplomatic relations with the United States and Canada after the end of the Mexican-American War. Its author, Luis Gonzaga Cuevas, defended the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo before the Mexican congress, and also served as the Minister for Interior and Exterior Relations for six months in 1848 and 1849. Rare, with only four copies located in OCLC, and not in Palau.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      [Haworth], 21. V. 1849. - 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. A poignant, unpublished letter by the author of "Jane Eyre", written on mourning paper (after the recent deaths of her sister Emily and her brother Branwell) to her close friend Ellen Nussey in Birstall near Leeds, but a week before the death of her last remaining sibling, Anne (author of the novels "Agnes Grey" and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall"). She recounts her sister's "difficulty of breathing" and makes plans for shopping together in York while acknowledging that the project resembles "a dreary mockery", considering her sister's state of health: "Dear Ellen / Your offer of doing anything for us in Leeds is very kind - but I think we had better leave our little purchases till we get to York - Mrs Henry Clapham was here yesterday - she recommmended two milliners[,] a Mrs Cook and a Miss Peach - she preferred the latter - her house is in the same street as the Inn where we shall put up. I wish it seemed less like a dreary mockery in us to talk of buying bonnets etc. Anne was very ill yesterday - she had difficulty of breathing all day - even when sitting perfectly still - to-day she seems better again. I long for the moment to come when the experiment of the sea-air will be tried. Will it do her good? I cannot tell - I can only wish. / We will leave all other topics till we meet. / Yours truly / C Bront

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      - Bodi 4717; Engelmann I, p. 241. cf. Ferguson IV, 5137. First edition of the German translation of an emigrant's guide to New South-Wales, Australia. The work was written by John Pattison and published anonymously, based on his own experiences during his twelve year stay in Australia. It was first published in 1849, entitled New South-Wales: its past, present and future condition, with notes upon its resources and capabilities. The short preface states that is was published "with the hope that it may add to the diffusion of truthful information respecting Australia, and the knowledge that is will not mislead" (English edition). It starts with a brief history of "New Holland" and its first settlers, and continues with a description of its population, the high need for skilled labourers, and all kinds of information the emigrant should know before going to Australia. With a library stamp on title-page and the first and last few pages foxed. Otherwise a very good copy.

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      London, from the Philosphical Transactions, printed by Richard Taylor, 1849. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, Number 22 for 1849, Twenty-second Series. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, a few small text illustrations, pages: title page, 1-41, [1 - blank], bound in pale brown wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (1792 - 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence Letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to 'Messrs Waterfield and Balfour', (Henry William Paget, 1768-1854, M.P., Field Marshal, 2nd Earl Uxbridge, 1st Marquis)

      1849 - saying it would have given him "infinite gratification" to "meet the wishes of the Members of a School of which I am proud to have been a Scholar", but does not feel able to apply to Prince Albert "to obtain the sanction of Her Majesty the Queen for the performance of the Annual Westminster Play, previously to the Funeral of her late Majesty ", Queen Adelaide, who had died on 2nd December, "when it is probable that all public Theatres will be closed", in a P.S. signed 'A.' on another matter, he feels he is "not a competent authority upon the cases in question" and advises them to consult the Dean [William Buckland], together with the Marquis's engaging engraved portrait by I. Thomson after Sir William Beechey, from the European Magazine, 1st October 1821, showing him head and shoulders, in profile but turning towards the artist, 8

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        Die Donaul

      Haendel s Verl. 1849 - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 506 Haendel s Verl., Lpz., 1849. 266 S. mit 60 Stahlstich-Tafeln, orig. Halbleder. (R

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      London, from the Philosphical Transactions, printed by Richard Taylor, 1849.. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, Number 22 for 1849, Twenty-second Series. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, a few small text illustrations, pages: title page, 1-41, [1 - blank], bound in pale brown wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (1792 - 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence Letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      Berlin, 1849. Nine broadsides, various sizes. Folded. Some wrinkling and chipping. One broadside split along central fold. Light tanning and foxing. About very good. Nine German political broadsides addressing aspects of the 1848 Revolution in Prussia. Along with citizens of several European countries, German citizens in a number of states rose up in the spring of 1848 to demand more democratic government and a unified Germany. In Prussia, protestors confronted the King, Frederick William IV demanding parliamentary elections and a free press. Several days later, a prolonged street battle between demonstrators and the Prussian army left over two hundred dead, and the King agreed to the formation of a Constitutional Assembly. By the end of the year, however, the body was unable to agree upon a functioning constitution, and Frederick William was able to regain almost all of his authority by the middle of 1849. The vast majority of broadsides present in this group express the revolutionary perspective. They put forth ideas for the prospective new constitution, impugn the monarch and the ruling classes, and issue calls to arms to the Prussian people to protect their country and their fellow brothers and citizens. One broadside prints a satire of army officers among the revolutionary forces; another publishes Frederick William's rejection of the imperial crown offered to him by the failing National Assembly in May, 1849, of which only three copies are recorded in OCLC. Fascinating and ephemeral propaganda from a period of great upheaval in Central Europe.

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        THE HISTORIE OF TRAVAILE INTO VIRGINIA BRITANNIA; Expressing the Cosmographie & Comodites of the Country, Together with the Manners and Customes of the People. [History of Travel into Virginia].

      London: Hakluyt Society, 1849. xl, 203 pages of text including an index. Original blue stamped hardcover binding with gilt spine lettering and front cover gilt stamp of the ship "Victoria." Slight sunning to spine, with minor rubbing to spine extremities; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Illustrated in black & white with a fold-out map, and six plates including facsimiles of historic signatures. First Series, No. 6. Numerous pages uncut and unopened. From the British Museum, Sloan MS 1622. Title continues "...Gathered & Observed as well by those who went first thither as collected by William Strachey.". First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Album der Deutsche National-Versammlung nach Seibs Lichtbildern gezeichnet und lithographiert von H. Hasselhorst, Ph. Winterwerb und anderen. Mit einem Grundriss des Innern der Pauls-Kirche

      Carl Jügels Verlag, Frankfurt/M., 1849. 54 lithographierte Portraittafeln der Mitglieder der Frankfurter Nationalversammlung, 1 gefalteten lithographiertem Grundriss des Inneren der Pauls-Kirche, 1 Verzeichnis der Portraits sowie einem lithograph. Titelblatt, spätere Halbleinen-Flügelmappe mit aufgezogenem original Titel (etwas stockfleckig) - seltenes vollständiges Galeriewerk, herausgegeben kurz nach der Frankfurter Versammlung -

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        Signed Carte-de-Visite [CDV; Carte de Visite]

      London: Fradelle and Marschall. Very Good. A Very Good Carte-de-Visite of the famous Pre-Raphaelite English painter and illustrator John Everett Millais, being a signed woodbury type photo produced by Fradelle and Marschall, SIGNED BY JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, below his image. Millais, a child-prodigy, became the youngest student to enter the Royal Academy Schools which he did so at the tender age of 11. A highly-regarded artist, Millais produced numerous paintings, the most controversial of which was "Christ in the House of His Parents" (1849–50), a work which portrayed a working class Holy Family labouring in a messy carpentry workshop with Jesus bleeding from a wound in his hand. In addition to being a highly-regarded Painter, Millais also establishing a strong reputation as an illustrator, quite notably producing illustrations for a number of the works of Anthony Trollope as well as of Tennyson's poems. He also provided illustrations for magazines such as Good Words. The CDV was produced by Fradelle and Marschall, a photographic and miniature-painting partnership between Albert Eugene Fradelle & William Shury Marshall, which maintained two studios in Regent Street, Westminster, London and which existed for only a short while (1873-1877) -- thus dating this CDV to sometime within that short period. [Fradelle seems to have stayed in business on his own for a time, but the firm is recorded as bankrupt by 1877.] The National Portrait Gallery, London, has 58 of their photographs, including an unsigned one like the CDV described herein but with some damage to the image background. The Gallery's holding of a like (unsigned) CDV demonstrates that this signed CDV is worthy of being held by any Gallery or institutional collection. A VERY GOOD CDV OF THE HIGHLY-NOTABLE ILLUSTRATOR JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS, SIGNED BY JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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        A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers Thoreau's first book

      Boston: James Munroe & Company, 1849 Minor wear to spine ends, lettering at spine foot rubbed off, else a fine crisp copy with bright gilt and quite internally clean. Extremely rare in this condition, even 100 years ago when this book was auctioned off.***Thoreau's first book – 1000 copies published at his own expense of which only 550 were bound - less than 300 were sold or given away by the publisher Munroe and Thoreau, and in 1853 the remainder was returned to him whereupon he hauled it up to his attic and sarcastically bemoaned the dismal sales. Ex-Jacob Chester Chamberlain, famed turn of the century collector with three lines of text dropped by the publisher penciled in his hand on page 396, along with his acquisition slip from another noted collector, Beverly Chew of the Grolier Club in New York City. Housed in an amazing contemporary custom pull off case with elaborate tooling, commissioned by Chamberlain, as was his custom for many of his most fantastic books. Sold at Anderson's 1st Editions of Ten American Authors Chamberlain auction of 1909 along with a myriad of rarities. This copy also contains two contemporary ownership signatures - most interestingly one of a Roswell Foster - a reverend in the Concord/general New England area and a contemporary of Thoreau. A few notes in the book about landmarks would point to Foster's hand or at least someone else with intimate knowledge of the areas Thoreau traversed with his brother.*******

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        Die Zukunft der Völker ('Brüderlichkeit').

      - altgouachierte Litho. mit schwarzem Tuscherand v. F. Lentze n. Frédéric Sorrieu (?), 1849, 31 x 44,5 Das Blatt zeigt in einem gemeinsamen Zug der Völker Europas, die jeweils unter dem flatternden Banner ihrer Nation in die Freiheit ziehen, worin sich der sich der Gleichklang der Nationen manifestiert. - Keine weltliche, sondern eine geistliche Instanz - Christus als Verkörperung der Brüderlichkeit - schwebt über den Nationen. - Der Zug mit Männern und Frauen, Abgeordnete, Studenten, Handwerker, Bürger, Bauern und Winzer. - Im Zug die Völker mit den verschiedenen Flaggen der Nationen. - Im Vordergrund links die Statue der Germania mit einer Tafel in der Hand u. der Aufschrift Menschenrechte". - Im Vordergrund auf dem Boden liegende Kronen, Zepter und andere Herrschaftsymbole. - Sehr seltenes und dekoratives Blatt!

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      Perrotin|& Furne & Cie, 1849. - Perrotin & Furne & Cie, Paris 1849, 15x23,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale. Associazione a bradel metà blu marocco notte con gli angoli, di nuovo liscia decorata con cartucce dorati decorati con trafori oro e blu notte marocco mosaico di pezzi dei fiori di cui, le reti di data coda dorate cornici dorate sui piatti carta marmorizzata , guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, coperte conservati, ex libris incollati su una superficie piana, firmato vincolante Carayon. La nostra copia viene eccezionalmente arricchita 6 incisioni di Tony Johannot, più altri, contenuti nella edizione illustrata stampata un anno più tardi dallo stesso editore. Qualche piccolo foxing minore. Nizza copia piacevolmente stabilito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure à la bradel en demi maroquin bleu nuit à coins, dos lisse orné de cartouches doré décorés d'entrelacs dorés et de pièces de maroquin mosaïqué bleu nuit figurant des fleurs, date dorée en queue, encadrements de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures conservées, ex-libris encollé sur un plat, reliure signée de Carayon. Notre exemplaire est exceptionnellement enrichi des 6 eaux-fortes de Tony Johannot, plus une autre, contenues dans l'édition illustrée imprimée un an plus tard chez le même éditeur. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Bel exemplaire agréablement établi.

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        Fine Letter Signed to FERDINAND II, (Giovanni M. Mastai-Ferretti, 1792-1878, Pope from 1846 who proclaimed the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception and whose Vatican Council formulated the Dogma of Papal Infallibility)

      1849 - (1810-1859, from 1830 King of the Two Sicilies), in Latin with translation, saying "Your Royal Majesty well knows how joyful We were at the happy delivery of Our most dear daughter in Christ MARIA THERESIA, Your August Spouse", (1816-1867, his second wife, 1837, elder daughter of Karl, Duke of Teschen), "who on the 2nd of this month gave birth to a baby Princess at Gaeta, for nothing pleased Us more than to baptize the Little Girl next day in the Cathedral Basilica of Gaeta", thanking him for "Your most kind Letter of the 8th of the same month", and begging "God, the insanely generous giver of all good things, that He may wish ever more propitiously to grant Your Majesty, the Little Girl and her Mother all prosperity and health", ending with, "as an auspice of this divine assistance", his Apostolic Benediction on all the family, 1 side folio, address on conjugate leaf, Gaeta, 12th August "in the 4th Year of Our Pontificate", Written from the Pope's place of safety in the Kingdom of Naples, following his escape on 24th November 1848 by a .back door of the Vatican, disguised as an ordinary priest, during the revolutionary fervour. In 1849 President Louis Napoleon of France sent General Oudinot to recover Rome and the Papal States for Pius, who returned to the city on 12th April 1850. The daughter, MARIA PIA, married in 1869 as his first wife, ROBERTO I (1848-1907, last reigning Duke of Parma, 1854-1859), in the Sistine Chapel, Pius IX again conducting the ceremony. She was the mother of the first twelve of Roberto's twenty-four children.

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      West Brookfield: O.S. Cooke & Co. 1849. Octavo, in original printed wrappers. Rare first edition of a radical American utopian tract.Greene (1818-1878) was a prominent American theorist and Unitarian minister, who published prolifically on the question of government and banking, as well as producing more esoteric works on the kabbala, transcendentalism and suffrage. His long-held beliefs regarding the importance of the individual and ownership of labour, led to his postulation of the urgent necessity for a community of equals providing non-competitive support for each other. This reinstatement of private property is an explicit rejection of Socialism, which he labels in this work 'the only political system which presents no good points.'Instead, he calls for a profoundly American apotheosis of the republican ideal: 'Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: this is the mystical triangle which ought to be inscribed on the colors of every republic.' Only the presence of all three of these ideals, each tempering and moderating the others, can allow for the creation of the ideal Constitutional Democratic Republic. The tract concludes with an axiomatic statement about Greene's political theory, and its foundational positioning of the explicit rejection of Socialism: 'An organisation of Society which renders a man dependent upon his neighbours, upon public opinion - which, in a word, renders him subservient to his accidents, instead of supreme over them - is destructive to individualism, and is, therefore, profoundly immoral.'. A wonderful copy.

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        Andenken an Helgoland / Souvenir de H. / Remembrance of H.

      Hamburg: B. S. Berendsohn um 1849 - Stahlstich v. J. Gray. 54 x 39 cm. Seltener Einblattdruck. Breitrandig und sehr gut erhalten. * Sehr dekoratives, fein gestochenes Blatt: In Bildmitte "Helgoland von der Düne aus", umgeben von 16 Teilansichten des Ober- u. Unterlandes sowie des Strandlebens. Die große Mittelansicht ist signiert u. datiert "C.L.(18)49". [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE PEACOCK AT HOME, By Mrs. Dorset, (Sister of the late Mrs. Charlotte Smith.) Illustrated and Illuminated by Her Grand Niece Mrs. W. Warde.

      12 leaves of stiff card, printed on one side only in red and black. Borders finely hand-coloured on lithographic outlines. Printed at The Chiswick Press. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, gilt. First edition thus. Inner joints repaired; boards a little worn; else a very good copy. The hand-colouring is quite exceptional. McClean., Joseph Cundall A Victorian Publisher, page 69 (twice illustrated).

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        Giant Humming-bird [Giant Hummingbird].

      H.C. Richter and J. Gould Giant Humming-bird [Giant Hummingbird]. An original lithograph with later hand colouring for Gould's 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Hummingbirds' 1849-61. 510 x 340 mm. £495

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        Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus [with] The Ghost-Seer! Vol I [Volume 1] (Bentley's Standard Novels)

      xii, 202; [2], 163, [3] pp. 8vo. 7 x 4 1/2. This 1849 edition followed the 1831 Bentley edition, which was the first illustrated edition of Shelley's work, and the third edition of the work overall. This 1849 printing includes the preface first written for that edition, which explains the events that inspired the author to write the book (a 'waking dream' she experienced while vacationing in Geneva). Also included is the frontispiece from the 1831 edition. Bound together with Frankenstein is an English translation of the first volume of Friedrich Schiller's The Ghost-Seer!, originally published in German. Shelley's work was immensely important, and is still considered a foundational work in the subsequent formation of the science fiction and horror genres. Rebacked with new end sheets, original backstrip laid down. Portion of frontispiece clipped by an unscrupulous previous owner, ostensibly to remove personal information from the blank on the recto of the leaf. Mild smudges to a few pages, otherwise text is clean and unmarked. London: Richard Bentley, 1849. Good/No Jacket.

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        Phrenology Exemplified and Illustrated, with Upwards of Forty Etchings: Being Scraps No. 7, for the Year 1849

      Johnston 1849 - An exceptionally fine edition of the 1849 Scraps, a bit of light sunning around the front wrapper but overall in stunning condition - fresh, tight and clean spine without crease, clean and sharp around the edges. Slight foxing on tissue between plates but plates crips. Back wrapper same. Quite possibly one of the finest copies in existence. Email for pics. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Tagebuch des Generalen Patrick Gordon, während seiner Kriegsdienste unter den Schweden und Polen vom Jahre 1655 bis 1661, und seines Aufenthaltes in Russland vom Jahre 1661 bis 1699, zu ersten Male vollständig veröffentlicht durch Fürst M.

      A. Obolenski und Dr. phil M. C. Posselt. 1-3. Moscow, Universitäts-Buchdrukerei/ St. Petersburg, Commission bei K. F. Köhler in Leipzig, 1849-(53). 8vo. (4),+ LXIX,+ (blank),+ 652, 663-672 pp.+ 2 lith. portraits; (8),+ XVIII,+ (8),+ 735 pp.+ lith. plate,+ 2 folding lith. plans; (2),+ VI,+ (1),+ (blank),+ 417,+ (blank),+ 117,+ (2) pp,+ folding. lith. facsimile. Spotting and foxing, the title pages to part two and three with off-setting, the larger plan with paper repair. Somewhat worn brown half morocco, spines gilt and with lithogr. sfront wrapper preserved to part one and three. Three volumes. Setterwall 2324. The two portraits, depicting Gordon and his second wife, born Ronaer, and the explanatory page LXIX in part one were printed separatly after the printing of the first volume, and are here bound in the beginning on the volume (see page LXIX and preface to the second part). Patrick Gordon (1635-99) was a Scottish soldier of fortune who became a general in the Russian army and a close friend of Tsar Peter I. He originally enlisted in the Swedish army in 1655 and he served alternately for Sweden and for Poland in the Swedish-Polish wars of 1655-56. In 1661 he took service in the Russian army, where he enjoyed a very successful military career, fighting in the Turkish wars in 1676-81, and decisive in the capturing of Azov in 1696. During the revolution in Moskow in 1689 Gordon and his troops took side for Tsar Peter, and after this Gordon remained high in the Tsar's favour. The diary of general Gordon, written in English and preserved in the archive of the Imperial Russian foreign office, was first published in the present German translation. The importance of his diary for the understanding of late seventeenth-century Russia has long been recognised and it is an outstanding source for the reign of Peter the Great.

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        Schwemme am Kapitelplatz.

      Salzburg, J. Schoen, o.J.[um ] 1849 - Tonlithographie. ca. 21 x 26,5 cm. Gerahmt in Orig. Nußholzrahmen der Zeit, mit Passepartout. N/W 502.12 - Aus: Pezolt, Georg: Salzburg und seine Angrenzungen.

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        A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

      Boston and Cambridge: James Munroe and Company, 1849 - Duodecimo (197 × 112 mm) in sixes. Publisher's presentation binding (BAL: "A:T cloth") of brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and the sides blindstamped with a 5-rule frame enclosing a rococo ornament, pale-yellow endpapers. Housed in a brown cloth chemise and brown cloth slipcase. Some minor wear to spine ends, short split to head of front joint, internally very fresh; an excellent, unusually bright copy. First edition, publisher's presentation copy sent for review before publication, with two marginal corrections made in pencil by Thoreau himself, correcting "work" to "wash" on p. 120 and "experience" to "[expe]diency" on p. 139; inscribed "Editor of the N.A. Review, from the Publishers" on the front free endpaper in a secretarial hand. The book was published on 30 May 1849. Munroe printed 1,000 sets of sheets but bound only 550 copies, using eight different cloth bindings. Review copies were sent out four days before the official publication date, and these pre-publication copies were corrected by Thoreau in pencil in two instances, when he realised that changes he had made in proof had been overlooked. The earliest copies have only these two corrections; at a later date, perhaps as late as 1855, Thoreau also realised that three lines had been omitted at the foot of p. 396; in a few copies he supplied these himself but most are supplied in pencil in a neat hand that resembles that of Sophia Thoreau. Pencil, of course, was the appropriate writing medium; the family's pencil company, Thoreau and Company, produced "the best-known pencils in the United States, praised by artists and artisans." This particular review copy was unlikely to have been well received. The editor of The North American Review, the country's most important and prestigious journal of the time, was Francis Bowen, under whom Thoreau studied philosophy at Harvard. Bowen had already attacked the arrogance and obscurantism of the Transcendentalists in a January 1837 review of Emerson's Nature in the the Christian Examiner. The remarkable fresh condition of this copy indicates that he did not read far, if it all, into the book. Allen, p. 1; BAL 20104; Borst A1.1.a; Howes T220. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Punctuation Reduced to a System. How to Stop and when to Stop. Fifth Edition.

      London: John Ollivier 50 Pall Mall 1849 - 12mo, 141 x 85 mms., pp. vi, [7] - 143 [144 "Opinion of the Press"], contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spine blocked in gilt, bound by Potter & Son York, with the bookplate of Andrew Fairburn on the front paste-down end-paper; end-papers a little foxed, but a very good to fine copy. Day was editor of the Jersey Argus, and the author of Slavery in America shown to be Peculiarly Abominable (1841). Manfred Görlach, in An Annnotated Bibliography of Nineteenth-Century Grammars of English (1998), records a third edition in 1843, a sixth in 1853, and a seventh in 1862. OCLC World Cat locates a second and a third edition in 1847, but with no other listings. There are a few copies in British libraries, and three in United States libraries: NYPL, Trinity College (Hartford), and Pennsylvania. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Geheimnisse der Angel- und Netzfischerei - von Lord Clinton. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Die Geheimnisse der Angel- und Netzfischerei - von Lord Clinton. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Jakob Ernst von Reider.

      Jüterbog, A.M.Colditz Verlag 1849. 1. Aufl. XX, 92 Seiten erste deutsche Ausgabe Gr.8°, Softcover/Paperback Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, Block einmal gebrochen, unbeschnitten, stockfleckig, extrem selten, ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ aus der Sammlung Stölzle Nr.24

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        D'Orbigny's Puff-leg

      John Gould and H.C. Richter D'Orbigny's Puff-leg Original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Humming Birds', 1849-61. 530 x 360 mm approx £415

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        Mémoires d'Outre-tombe

      Original edition.Binders half sheepskin lees of wine back smooth decorated with double gold striping and cold, marbled paper plates, parts of title and volume number brown sheepskin, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, sprinkled edges, bindings the time.Our copy is exceptionally enriched with 26 of the 30 steel engravings by Staal of the illustrated edition of memoirs from beyond the grave which appeared the same year by the same publisher.In addition, our model includes an autograph letterLovely group established in a beautiful contemporary binding, which is rare to encounter a fortiori as Clouzot enriched Staal steel engravings.  Penaud Paris 1849-1850 13x21,5cm 12 volumes reliés

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        Atlas: Meyer\'s Zeitungs- und Groschen-Atlas wohl um 1849 Stahlstiche

       1849. Atlas: Meyer\'s Zeitungs- und Groschen-AtlasStiche Druck und Verlag der Geographischen Anstalt des Bibliographischen Instituts zu Hildburghausen-- beinhaltet ca. 95 grenzcolorierte Stahlstich-Karten um 1850 -- Maße Blatt:ca. 32 x 26 cmSW: Landkarten Stahlstich Meyer--- Zustand: Halbleinenband mit kartonierten, marmorierten Deckeln aus der Zeit, Ecken und Kanten stärker bestoßen, Einband berieben und angestaubt, Leinenrücken oben und unten an den Gelenken ca. 0,5 cm aufgewetzt, mit nur kleinen Fehlstellen, ansonsten altersentsprechend ordentliches Exemplar, innen: Innengelenk vorne oben ca. 5 cm geöffnet, nach der ersten Karte insgesamt stärker gelockert (siehe Foto), ebenso hinten vor der letzten Karte gelockert, Buchblock insgesamt fest, keine losen Blätter, das Papier ist durchgängig etwas gebräunt, die Seitenränder ebenfalls etwas gebräunt, teils angestaubt, vereinzelt auch etwas fleckig, die Karten selbst sind altersentsprechend gut und recht sauber erhalten, ein Blatt mit Faltknicken, aber denoch sehr ordentlich erhalten, insgesamt altersentsprechend bis auf altersgemäße Gebrauchsspuren gut erhalten Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Groschen Atlas Meyer

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        Harmonies poétiques et religieuses avec commentaires et poésies diverses

      Later edition. Half black shagreen over vellum-effect paper boards (slightly rubbed), spine in five compartments with blindstamped fillets, slight insignificant rubbing to joints, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, ex libris to one endpaper. Rare autograph inscription signed by Alphonse de Lamartine.Scattered foxing. Furne & Cie Paris 1849 11x18cm relié

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        Mephistopheles. Nr. 1 - Nr. 85. Mit 85 ganzseitigen lithographischen Karikaturen.

      Hamburg (bis Heft 5) bzw. Wandsbek (ab Heft 6), Hoffmann und Campe 1848-1849. - Gr.-8°, 680 SS. (jedes Heft 8 Seiten), roter Halblederband der Zeit. (Hinterdeckel lichtrandig, Bezugspapier gering lädiert). Einige Hefte papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, wenige Flecken, eine Illustration mit kindlicher Kritzelei. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Die Lithographien nach Zeichnungen von J.Popper und C.Kiesel. Vorhanden sind die Hefte vom 2.4.1848 bis zum 11.11.1849. Die Zeitschrift erschien erstmalig von Januar bis Mai 1847, wurde dann von der Zensur verboten und erschien wieder vom 2.4.1848 bis zum 27.6.1852. Kulturhistorisch wichtiges satyrisches Wochenblatt. Bertheau S. 72-73 :"Das Blatt ist eine unerschöpfliche Quelle der bittersten und beißendsten Satire auf derzeitige hamburgische und allgemeine politische Ereignisse. Vielfach verboten und durch die Zensur unterdrückt. Zu den Mitarbeitern zählte der jugendliche Julius Stettenheim". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Letters to Charles Buller, Junior, Esq., M.P., from the Australian Patriotic Association

      Sydney: D. L. Welch, Atlas Office, George Street, opposite the Barrack Gate, 1849. Octavo, inscribed from the author on the title-page, with the addendum slip; handsome burgundy roan binding, lettered in gilt. An excellent copy of one of William Bland's more uncommon titles, inscribed to one of his main supporters, again in the distinctive Sydney roan bindings with which Bland is associated.This 1849 publication, as Bland makes clear in the preface, reprints and collects the more important papers of the Australian Patriotic Association ('Numerous applications being still made for the papers of the Patriotic Association, now nearly out of print, it becomes desirable to republish them...'). The letters collected here were addressed to Charles Buller, a British reformer who had died in 1848, a year before this publication was issued. The dedication is to Bland's great ally W.C. Wentworth. Bland made a habit of presenting such volumes, usually to figures of influence, and this is no exception, inscribed to "J. D. Crawford, Esq. with the author's kind regards. 1849." Crawford was listed as one of the earliest supporters of the Association, and by 1839 was appointed the Collector of subscriptions. A few scuffs to the binding, a very good copy.

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        Simon's Sabre-wing

      John Gould and W. Hart Simon's Sabre-wing Original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Humming Birds', 1849-61. 530 x 360 mm approx £415

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        Specimens of the flora of South Africa by a lady.

      London W. Nicol Shakespeare Press 1849 - First edition. Large folio (59 x 46 cm), subscription list, pictorial lithographed title, 8 lithographed plates and large floral tailpiece, all hand-coloured and heightened with gum arabic, modern green half morocco gilt preserving original green morocco label, a fine copy. Spectacular South African flora. Roupell (1817-1914) was married to an East India Company official In 1843, her husband was posted to the Cape for a period of service leave and she accompanied him. During her two-year stay in South Africa Roupell whiled away her leisure hours by painting the local flowers that happened to catch her eye. A visitor to the Cape, Nathaniel Wallich, who was at that time in charge of the Calcutta Botanical Garden, and happened to be a guest at the same Cape Town hotel as the Roupells, was struck by the quality of her work. The Roupells returned to Madras in 1845 where Arabella continued her botanical painting. When Wallich retired to London from Calcutta in 1846, he persuaded her to allow him to take along some of her paintings to show to Sir William Jackson Hooker. Hooker was delighted with her work and with Arabella's botanist brother-in-law, George Roupell, chose ten of the plates for publication. Having received the blessing of both Hooker and Wallich, the plates were handed to the eminent Victorian lithographer, Paul Gauci, who prepared the illustrations for the printer W. Nicol of the Shakespeare Press on Pall Mall. The descriptive text accompanying the plates was provided by William Henry Harvey, the Irish botanist. One hundred subscribers were listed, a large portion being from the Peerage, and not counting Victoria, Prince Albert and the Directors of the East India Company. The book was well received not only in England, but also on the Continent, where the author was elected a member of the Regensburg Society of Arts. The work is dedicated to Wallich in recognition of his 'flattering encouragement and scientific guidance' with 'every feeling of grateful and affectionate esteem'. It is thought that only 110 copies of the atlas folio were printed, making the work rare, expensive and highly desirable to collectors. Nissen BBI 1687; Great Flower Books p 74; Stafleu TL 29684 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River: Being a Narrative of the Expedition Fitted Out by John Jacob Astor, to Establish the "Pacific Fur Company;" With an Account of some Indian Tribes on the Coast of the Pacific.

      Smith, Elder and Co., 1849 - FIRST EDITION of Alexander Ross's account of the first Anglo settlements at the mouth of the Columbia River. 8vo. 8 x 5 1/8 inches. (xvi), 352, 16 [ads dated February 1849] pp. Folding "Map of Columbia to Illustrate Ross's Adventures" as frontispiece, Vocabulary of indigenous languages, Table of Weather; text clean, un-marked. Blind-stamped brown cloth, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight, rubbed corners lightly bumped, spine ends chipped, backstop coming loose along front hinge, but tacked down with adhesive. A better than usual copy in the market. Very Good. Alexander Ross arrived at the mouth of the Columbia in March of 1811 as a young man, serving as clerk, and helped to build Fort Astoria. While in the Northwest, Ross helped explore the Snake River region, western Montana, and the Willamette River. His "Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River" contains important observations on Native American culture and the society of the fur traders. His memoirs remain an indispensable source on the history of the early Pacific Northwest. REFERENCES: Graff Collection, No. 3576; Howes, U.S.iana, R448 ("col. front. [in few copies]" - this copy without the color frontispiece); Sabin, Bibliotheca Americana, 73327; Tweney, Washington 89, No. 67; Wagner-Camp, Plains and the Rockies, No. 172; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, No. 635. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      first edition. Binding to bradel half blue morocco night with corners, back smoothes decorated with gilded cartridges decorated with golden tracery and night blue morocco mosaic of pieces laid flowers, golden tail date nets gilded frames on marbled paper boards , guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, bookplate pasted on a flat, signed binding Carayon. Our copy is exceptionally enriched 6 etchings by Tony Johannot, plus another, contained in the printed illustrated edition a year later by the same publisher. Some small minor foxing. Nice copy pleasantly established. Perrotin & Furne & Cie Paris 1849 15x23,5cm relié

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        Four Years in the Pacific in Her Majesty's Ship "Collingwood" from 1844 to 1848.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1849. Two volumes, octavo, frontispieces, vignettes; original blind decorated blue cloth. A lively and talkative account of the Pacific and western coast of America in the 1840s. The Collingwood stopped at the Hawaiian Islands, Mexico and California, as well as other South Pacific islands such as Tahiti and Samoa. Forbes describes the value of this unguarded account of Hawaii, including a walking tour of the Kilauea volcano, description of Byron Bay at Hilo, an audience with the king, wild boar hunting, and so forth. Following an accident, Walpole convalesced at a native village in the Nuuanu Valley and 'had ample opportunity to observe native life'.This is an attractive set in original cloth, from the library of Commander Geoffrey Ingleton. Very nice.

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        Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia...

      London: T. and W. Boone, 1849. Two volumes, octavo, with folding map and fifteen plates including six chromolithographs; Boone advertisements at end of each volume (vol 1 8 pp., vol 2 [ii], 8, [iv] pp., undated) and an inserted advertising slip for the book by Stokes in vol 1; mild scattered foxing, a few leaves chipped at the fore-edge where opened but very good in half green morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. The famous original account of Sturt's last expedition to Coopers Creek and the Simpson Desert. His journey into the harsh interior of the continent was one for which he had petitioned over many years. One of its most important results was the final (and most reluctant) abandonment of any hope for the discovery of an inland sea. Sturt and his party of fifteen suffered dreadfully. They were trapped at Preservation Creek in the Grey Range for nearly six oppressive months after summer heat dried up all water in the surrounding country. The party was ravaged by scurvy, losing its second-in-command, and Sturt himself survived the return journey by using Aboriginal food sources. He received the rarely awarded gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society.This work is noteworthy for its detailed and engaging plates, some of which were engraved from field sketches by Sturt himself. The four attractive chromolithographic plates are after natural history studies by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter.

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        The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya, from Drawings and Descriptions Made on the Spot, During a Government Botanical Mission to that Country

      Reeve and Co 1849-[51], London - First Issue, lacking colored vignette and "Second Printing" on title page. An absolutely stunning book based on sketches by Joseph Dalton Hooker during his travel and explorations in Sikkim (now part of India), Tibet, and Nepal. Hooker's father, Sir William Hooker was director of Kew Gardens and saw the illustrations through to publication, with plates by botanical artist Walter Hood Fitch based on the younger Hooker's sketches. Volume is contained in an appropriately designed custom clamshell box made by the bookseller's in-house bindery. First Issue. 14, 7, [33], 30 colored plates. Elephant Folio. Burgundy cloth-covered boards in what appears to be a 19th century cloth binding; small repair at head of spine toward rear board. "Hooker's Rhododendrons" embossed in still bright gold on front cover board, gold titling to spine has faded somewhat with age and sunning. General scuffing and wear to cover boards as expected. Yellow paper endpapers appear to have been replaced at the time of the re-backing of the book which re-used of the 19th century binding, an exceptional job that is hardly noticeable. Small blind embossed label at base of rear pastedown near gutter states it was "Bound By David Stevens." This is a First Edition, not to be confused with the Second Edition that contains a tinted lithographic print on the title page. The First Edition exhibits a small circular profile of a man with the words "Nulla Dies" and "Sine Linea" at the right and left edges. Light age toning to the title page. All 30 plates intact and crisp, colors unbelievably vibrant, a whisper of age toning at edges of each plate as is to be expected. Minor spotting here and there on the text leaves facing each plate. (Great Flower Books (1990) p. 101). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abstract from a Meteorological Journal kept at Port Stephens, New South Wales, during the years 1843, 4, 5, 6 and 1847 [caption-title].

      Launceston: Henry Dowling, Printer, Octavo, 4 pp. and a folding table measuring 390 x 430 mm.; neatly bound in half dark blue morocco. The very rare separate publication of P.P. King's meteorological journal and thus a significant monument to the important Australian. Born on Norfolk Island, King was "the first and for years the only Australian-born to attain eminence in the world outside the Australian colonies" (ADB).Originally published in the sixth number of the Tasmanian Journal (1849), this is a separately issued offprint, identified by its pages being differently numbered for this purpose (from [1] to 4). Such offprints, now as then, are normally produced in small quantities for distribution by the author, usually to no more than a close circle of colleagues or friends.During the years 1817 to 1822 Phillip Parker King extensively surveyed the coastline of Australia, completing the work begun by Matthew Flinders, before returning to England and commanding surveying expeditions to Peru, Chile and Patagonia. King had become a shareholder in the Australian Agricultural Company in 1824, and it was as Resident Commissioner of the company that he took up residence at Tahlee House in Port Stephens at in 1839. Here he built his own observatory from which he made the observations for this journal and for an astronomical journal which he published for the years 1843-1848. Whilst at Port Stephens he also printed, for private distribution, sailing directions for the route to the Torres Strait, a paper on the specific gravity of water, and another on meteorology.Ferguson appears to have made two separate entries for the only copy of the Meteorological Journal he was able to locate (NL). The first entry assumes that the date of publication was 1847 and the later suggests 1849, as the article appeared in the Tasmanian Journal in January of that year. In fact as an offprint this would have preceded journal publication, while the data published by King goes to the very end of 1847; thus 1848 would be the more likely date.

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