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        Further Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation...

      London: William Clowes and Son for HMSO, February, 1849. Tall quarto, with a large folding handcoloured map of penal works in Van Diemen's Land, recent green boards with front wrapper bound in. A rich and diverse source of primary information on convict management, especially relating to alleged abuses on Norfolk Island under Commandant John Price. Following the collapse of the enlightened administration of Alexander Maconochie the island returned to old disciplinary practices, and by the late 1840s disturbing reports were circulating about unusual, and sometimes sadistic, behaviour by the guards.In this report the Reverend Bragly Naylor laments the acute shortage of labour available in the Australian colonies, providing examples of wastage and missed opportunities resulting from exorbitant wages. He asserts magnificent crops have rotted in the ground because the cost of reaping them is simply too high. Furthermore, the Reverend Naylor warns of dire moral consequences when wastrels and malcontents can command extortionate wages: 'The capitalist and the employer are the insulted drudges of the persons they are nevertheless forced at any rate to employ; while the exorbitant wages paid lead to idleness and dissipation, and there is no present help for it.' Having rejected coolie labour and German migrants, Naylor proposes a returned to convict labour in a modified form: here only selected convicts of good character are deemed worthy of transportation. This choice group would receive advanced trade education and form an efficient workforce, in contrast to the prevailing use of convicts for unskilled manual labour.Of significant interest is a detailed report by Comptroller-General John Hampton on the state of Norfolk Island under Commandant John Price. For some months leaked reports from wardens on Norfolk Island provided newspapers with detailed accounts of strange and sadistic practices occurring under Price's command. The application of discipline by other inmates and the introduction of the gag system to curb 'insolent, disgusting, and blasphemous language' raised widespread concerns. Hampton was clearly of the old guard, with a dim view of the men sent to Norfolk Island 'many of whom are more ignorant and debased than savages'. In this report he vigorously defends Price from any 'tyrannical abuse of power' and 'cruel and brutal punishments'. However, when Hampton returned to Norfolk Island in 1852 he revised his estimation of Price and condemned his management.

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        The South Australian Almanack and General Colonial Directory, for 1849.

      Adelaide: Andrew Murray, 1849. Octavo, folding frontispiece map with outline colouring, xl, 220 pp., (including directory and advertisements), with a folding table of goods and prices bound in; in plain brown cloth (if not original certainly of the period). A very good copy of Allen's 1849 almanac with the rare map of the "Settled Portions [Except S.E. District] of South Australia with situations of Mines of Copper & Lead".Early owner's signature for John Henry Kaines of Guernsey. Map a little frayed at one edge and laid down on tissue, overall a very good copy.

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        The Natural History of Ireland

      Reeve, Benham, and Reeve 1849 - Original decorated green cloth in good plus condition. Corners bumped, spines a bit dull. First three volumes have bookplates of two previous owners. Four volumes. Volume I: Birds, Raptores & Insessores, 1849, 434 pp.; Volume II: Birds, Rassores & Grallatores, 1850, 350 pp.; Volume III: Birds, Natatores, 1851, 491 pp.; and Volume IV: Mammalia, Reptiles, and Fishes, also Invertebrata, 1856, 516 pp. The last volume published posthumously with a portrait and Memoir of William Thompson, Esq. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shuseki ikkyo tezuma hayadenju [trans.: Magical Entertainments provided by a Master]

      - Fine woodcut port. of a magician & many illus. of tricks in the text. 29 (of 33, lacking the four leaves of index at the beginning); 7 folding leaves. Two parts in one vol. 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers, modern stitching. [Osaka: 1849]. First edition of this very richly illustrated work on Japanese magic. Jipposha (active 1844-49), was the author of two other magic books, both published also in the 1840s. The deceptions are portrayed in the woodcuts in a particularly vivid way. The tricks include pouring sake into a bottomless cup, mysterious appearances and disappearances of eggs, bringing out many things from a tiny box, tricks with fire, making a reception room seem as if it were the ocean, floating candles, sword swallowing, dancing chopsticks, dancing fire over water, tongue piercing, mystical creatures entering rooms, juggling acts, lifting very heavy things effortlessly, coin tricks, etc. Many of the tricks or deceptions require audience participation. Very good copy, lacking the four leaves of index. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A glance at the Interior of China obtained during a journey through the Silk and Green Tea districts The Chinese Miscellany No 1

      

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        The Court of Chancery; its inherent defects, as exhibited in its system of procedure and of fees; with suggestions for a remedy. Also an appendix, containing extracts from evidence taken before the Select Committee on Fees. 2nd edn.

      Stevens & Norton. 1849 Sewn as issued in cream wrappers. v.g.This scarce pamphlet was sent to Dickens shortly after the first instalment of Bleak House

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        Mardi: and A Voyage Thither

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. 2 volumes. [xii]-365 pages; [xii]-387+[8 ad] pages. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5 1/4") Original blindstamped plum cloth, gilt title to spines, Harpers gilt logo at base of spine with yellow coated endpapers in a three quarter leather with marbled boards slipcase. (BAL 13658) First American edition.Mardi (the Polynesian word meaning "the world") is Melville's first pure fiction work (while featuring fictional narrators, his previous novels were heavily autobiographical). It details (much like Typee and Omoo) the travelings of an American sailor who abandons his whaling vessel to explore the South Pacific. Unlike the first two, however, Mardi is highly philosophical and said to be the first work to show Melville's true potential. The tale begins as a simple narrative, but quickly focuses upon discourse between the main characters and their interactions with the different symbolic countries they encounter. While not as cohesive or lengthy as Moby-Dick, it shares a similar writing style as well as many of the same themes.Condition:Plumb coloring has faded and spine sunned with gilt dulled, some foxing through out, corners bumped with some light rubbing, previous owner's name in pencil on title else about very good in a fine slipcase.

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        History of Europe, from the commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1849. 14 volumes; 8vo. (22 x 65 cm). Contemporary full brown diced calf, black and tan title labels, gilt raised bands to blind tooled spines, marbled end papers and edge. With engraved portraits. Light general rubbing. A splendid set.

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        The Architect. A Series of Original Designs for Domestic and Ornamental Cottages connected with Landscape Gardening, adapted to the United States. Vols I & II. First edition

      New York: Dewit & Davenport, 1849. Folio; Vols. 1 & 2, each with 60 tinted lithograph plates. Original pictorial boards with leather spines. Some foxing. OCLC Number:24823132

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        Shuseki ikkyo tezuma hayadenju [trans.: Magical Entertainments provided by a Master]

      Fine woodcut port. of a magician & many illus. of tricks in the text. 29 (of 33, lacking the four leaves of index at the beginning); 7 folding leaves. Two parts in one vol. 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers, modern stitching. [Osaka: 1849]. First edition of this very richly illustrated work on Japanese magic. Jipposha (active 1844-49), was the author of two other magic books, both published also in the 1840s. The deceptions are portrayed in the woodcuts in a particularly vivid way. The tricks include pouring sake into a bottomless cup, mysterious appearances and disappearances of eggs, bringing out many things from a tiny box, tricks with fire, making a reception room seem as if it were the ocean, floating candles, sword swallowing, dancing chopsticks, dancing fire over water, tongue piercing, mystical creatures entering rooms, juggling acts, lifting very heavy things effortlessly, coin tricks, etc. Many of the tricks or deceptions require audience participation. Very good copy, lacking the four leaves of index.

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        GUY FAUX. A Squib manafactured by Horace Mayhew and percy Cruikshank (Pupils of Guy's).

      18 hand-coloured engraved panels extending to form a panorama. Original pictorial boards. 14 x 11.5 cm. First edition. Spine expertly rep[aired and some joints strengthened; small rub to the text on last panel with the loss of one word 'from'; small corner restored; else a very good copy.

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        Portrait de Madame X...

      Directed by Charles Landelle one of the most famous academic artists and most popular of the Second Empire, this beautiful portrait of a woman sitting in a chair, includes all the codes of the genre and shows the strong influence of Ingres, the great master of portraiture in his time, which was not yet his teacher. Details of hands especially direct reference to the style of the painter of the Odalisque and Turkish bath. The work is signed and dated 1849 lower right also recalls another famous painting: Portrait of Veuve Cliquot painted by Leon Cogniet two years later. That year the painter shows two portraits of women at the show and we think because of the anonymity often public models (simply titled the initial of their name) and the large size of this painting that could be one of them.  Born in 1821 in Laval, Charles Landelle moved to Paris at the age of four years, then joined the Royal School of Fine Arts in 1837 as a student of Paul Delaroche and Ary Scheffer. Early in his career, Landelle painted several portraits to support himself. Strongly influenced by Italian painting after trips to the South of France and Italy, it copies some paintings of the great masters of the Renaissance to the Louvre. Medals at the Salon from his earliest exhibitions Fra Angelo receiving the inspirations of God (1842) and St. Cecilia (1848), he distinguished himself by religious and historical subjects that allow him to win the recognition of the high society of his time. His critics assure him success at the Salon soon numerous state commissions, including The Rest of the Virgin in 1854 which earned him to be awarded the Cross of Knight of the Legion of Honor. That same year he produced pastel portrait of Alfred de Musset, now in the Louvre. The artist thus embraces a career official painter between state controls and portraits of members of high society. Able to adapt to the tastes and fashions of his time, quickly gaining a reputation Landelle he knows how to maintain, never forgetting to provide a portrait or a painting to its benefactors. In the second part of his career, after the official portion of it is was somewhat out of breath, the artist traveled extensively in Morocco, Egypt, Algeria and is dedicated to Orientalism that will occupy much of its production until his death in 1908.  Today a number of his works are preserved in the museum. An important background was bequeathed to his hometown of Laval but there are also some of his works in the Louvre, the Ingres Museum in Montauban, the Museum of Fine Arts in Grenoble, Pau, Rouen or the castle Versailles.  Note: We do not provide transportation to the work. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. S.l. 1849 60x80cm environ hors cadre autre

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        Handwritten letter from Cooma to Alexander's mother in London...

      Sydney: 1849. Bifolium, dated 26 June, 1849. written in cross hatch, stamped in red 'PAID SHIP LETTER SYDNEY', dated 1849, stamped Cooma and also stamped on arrival in London. Alexander Hamilton (1816-1869) was a squatter and pastoralist who arrived in New South Wales around 1839 (having been born in Scotland) and acquired squatting runs in the Monaro District. He is former member of the New South Wales Parliament (Member for Monaro). The NSW Registry has a record of a marriage being registered in 1849 (12 April) between Alexander Hamilton and a Jeanette M. Pryce. There appears to have been a strong connection between the families as the National Library Australia holds copies of the 'Pryce papers' with much correspondence involving both families.In this letter dated June 29th, Jeanette begins the text which is concluded by Alexander. Jeannette mentions her brother who "was married a month since'. Edward Gifford Pryce married a Emma Watson on 30 May 1849 in the Church of England Monaro District. Rev. Edward Pryce was the last Missioner sent by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to Australia (therefore he was the last of the Chaplains sent to the Colony of New South Wales by Her Majesty's Government). Rev. Edward Pryce arrived in Australia aboard the Clyde in April 1840, his sister 'Miss Price' is listed as a passenger with him. In the letter Alexander goes on to mention that 'My Jeannie is now the best Housekeeper in the district, alth'o when she first came to take charge of her Brothers house she knew but little about it... ' we can assume that she accompanied her brother Edward Pryce out to Australia in order to keep house for him.The letter describes a pleasant life; Jeannette is busy engaged in making a garden which "will give an air of civilised elegance to spots hitherto remarkable for their dreary appearance". Alex says they live on the fat of the land "for besides beef and mutton we have a well stocked poultry yard with the finest ducks and geese you ever set eyes on". He finishes by saying they intend to send their wool home this season and wish to purchase a piano out of the proceeds.The letter was carried aboard the Midlothian, a barque of 414 tons. Under the command of Captain Gibson, she arrived in Sydney on 8 April and loaded cargo of colonial produce. On 16 July she sailed for London and arrived off Falmouth on 2 December.

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

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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, each with frontispiece and half-title, 24 textual illustrations; a handsome set in half blue morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spines banded and gilt. An attractive set of the first edition of this lively account of the Pacific at mid-century.Walpole served on HMS Collingwood, the flagship of Rear Admiral Sir George Seymour and the first British ship-of-the-line to enter the Pacific Ocean via Cape Horn since the voyage of Lord Anson in 1741. 'Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Juan Fernández, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Mexico, California, the Hawaiian Islands, and Samoa were visited. The Collingwood arrived at Monterey a few days after the American flag had been raised there by John Drake Stoat' (Hill).A lengthy note in Forbes testifies to the book's importance to Hawaii. The Collingwood anchored at Byron Bay, Hilo in August 1846. There is a good description of Hilo and the vicinity, and a particularly fine description of the author's trek to see the volcano of Kilauea. Otherwise, there is an account of an official audience at the palace and the king's visit to the Collingwood in Honolulu. Many of his observations on native life and mores was based on the opportunity for first hand description, the result of a fall which led to him convalescing in a place with a view of the Valley of Nuuanu.A second edition was published in 1850, and an English-language reprint in Paris the same year.

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        Reizen en Ontdekkingstogten van Abel Jansz Tasman, van Lutkegast...

      Groningen: A.L. Scholtens, 1849. Small slim octavo, three plates, original blue printed stiff wrappersred, neatly rebacked to match. Uncommon edition of the journals of Abel Tasman, here condensed and edited for use by younger readers. This copy is well preserved in the original printed wrappers and contains three skilfully printed lithographic plates. These depict Amsterdam Island, and also the first contact between Europeans and the Maori at "De Moordenaars-Baii" (Murderer's Bay, now renamed Golden Bay located at the northwest point of the South Island). Of special interest given Tasman's early Australian landfall is the bucolic scene of Tasmanian Aborigines, here depicted in a style reminiscent of the work of nineteenth-century French voyage illustrators such as Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Louis de Sainson. Wrappers a little discoloured; a few spots but mostly excellent.

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        Anatomie comparée. Recueil des planches de myologie dessinées par Georges Cuvier ou exécutées sous ses yeux par M. Laurillard et Mercier.

      Paris, Dusacq, (1849-1856). ____ Première édition. Les dessins de cet ouvrage "étaient destinés par M. Cuvier à accompagner l'édition d'un grand traité d'Anatomie comparée, dont les cinq volumes de ses "Leçons d'anatomie comparée" n'étaient considérés par lui que comme un abrégé, et qu'il se proposait de publier après avoir terminé l' "Histoire naturelle des poissons". Un grand nombre de ces dessins ont été faits par lui même; les autres ont été exécutés par moi sous ses yeux." (Note préliminaire de Laurillard). La publication de cet ouvrage monumental a été longtemps ajournée, aucun éditeur ne voulant prendre le risque de le publier. Une subvention du Ministère de l'Instruction publique l'a permis, bien après la mort de Cuvier, mais il n'a jamais été achevé: les planches 309-310 et 324-325 n'ont jamais publiées, ni le texte accompagnant les planches 336-340. Paru en livraisons sur 7 ans, on en connaît très peu d'exemplaires complets. Cet exemplaire est COMPLET DES 336 PLANCHES parues, mais il manque 12 feuillets d'explication des planches : [pl. 129-142 (Hyène), 240 à 242 (Cabiai) et pl. 259 à la fin]. L'exemplaire de la BNF est incomplet, 211 planches seulement ; celui de la bibliothèque de Strasbourg a 167 planches. De toute rareté. Quelques rousseurs. ***** "Seeking to produce one great 'Anatomie Comparée', Cuvier spent his life gathering some 13,000 items for the museum's public gallery and collecting drawings and documents; 336 plates made according to his drawings and those of Laurillard appeared between 1849 and 1856, with the title 'Anatomie comparée, Recueil de planches de myologie'." DSB III, 524 This copy is complete of the 336 lithographed plates published. It lacks 12 explanatory text leaves. Published in livraisons during 7 years, this book is of utmost rarity. The Bibliotheque Nationale de France has an incomplete copy with 211 plates only. Nissen ZBI 1005. In-plano. Collation : (4), VI, (2) pp., (41) ff. , 336 planches. En feuilles, sous portefeuille demi-toile de l'époque.

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        Coup-D'Oeil Général sur les possessions Néerlandaises dans l'Inde Archipélagique.

      First edition. Leide. Arnz. 1846, 1847 & 1849. 3 volumes. Volume I: xxii579pp. Volume II: viii471pp. Volume III: viii418pp. Uniformly bound in quarter calf, marbled paper covered boards, spines a little sunned. Endpapers, prelims and last blanks browned in places. Lower board Volume II damp affected in one area causing 4 x 6cm loss to marbled paper. An attractive and otherwise very clean set of a scarce work. Text in French. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 151371).

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        Oeuvres de M. A. de Lamartine

      Typographie de Firmin Didot frères. Edition dite "des souscripteurs".bindings en demi chagrin bleu, spine lisses éclaircis ornés d'arabesques romantiques estampées à froid, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, quelques petits accrocs sur certains coins et certaines coupes, bindings romantiques de l'époque.Rousseurs éparses, quelques mouillures claires affectant les premiers feuillets de certains volumes.Exemplaire établi dans une binding romantique uniforme de l'époque. Typographie de Firmin Didot frères Paris 1849-1850 14,5x23cm 14 volumes reliés

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        Carta Topografica della Lombardia e dei Ducati di Parma, Piacenza e Modena - Carta Topografica della Venezia

      1849. Le due carte sono una riproduzione "pirata" di alcune carte austriache dell'Italia Settentrionale. Furono realizzate nell'Ufficio Topografico del Corpo di Stato Maggiore piemontese e sono composte da fogli di mm 467x540. Per la prima, composta da 30 fogli applicati su tela a stacchi (misura complessiva di mm 4200x2700), vengono messe insieme la carta del "Governo della Lombardia", e quella del Ducato di Modena e dei Ducati di Parma e Piacenza; mentre nella seconda, composta da 17 fogli applicati su tela a stacchi (misura complessiva di mm 2800x2160), viene riprodotta una parte della carta del "Governo di Venezia".Le due carte coprono l'intera area settentrionale da Novara a Gorizia e furono realizzate per le campagne militari contro l'Austria del 1849. Apparentemente mancherebbe il foglio D9 ma non è stato possibile fare il confronto con altri esemplari perché, data la sua particolare rarità, non ne sono stati reperiti altri oltre a quello posseduto dall'Istituto Geografico Militare che è descritto in 44 fogli mentre il nostro ne ha 47 + 1 di assieme.Bibliografia: IGM 1934, p. 239; Ass. Roberto Almagià 2011, pag 126 scheda 50

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        Jardine's Panoplites [Velvet-purple Coronet].

      H.C. Richter and J. Gould Jardine's Panoplites [Velvet-purple Coronet]. Original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Humming Birds', 1849-61. 530 x 360mm approximately. £950

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        Green-tailed Sylph [Long-tailed (Venezuelan) Sylph]

      Green-tailed Sylph [Long-tailed (Venezuelan) Sylph]. Cyanthus smaragdicaudus [Aglaiocercus berlepschi]. £950

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        Phaon Comet

      Vol III Phaon Comet. Cometes phaon. £950

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        Further Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation...

      London: William Clowes and Sons for HMSO, February, 1849. Tall quarto, with a large folding plate; overall a good copy in understated modern polished half calf, front wrapper bound in at rear. The continuation of the previous report: this Parliamentary report on the state of convict management was printed shortly before the demise of transportation to New South Wales (1850) and Van Diemen's Land (1852). The report includes a remarkable large folding hand-coloured plate detailing a portable shelter for 'detached working parties' in Van Diemen's Land. This structure of wooden slats and canvas sheeting could be folded down and loaded to a horse-drawn cart, that is depicted.The report primarily consists of correspondence between the Governor's of the Australian Colonies and Earl Grey, the British Secretary of State. Given the relatively large number of convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land in the 1840s a good portion of the material comprises despatches from Lieutenant-Governor Sir William Denison. By the time of the publication of this report in 1849, transportation to Western Australia remained the only viable long-term option. Importantly, the proposal was welcomed by the business community, landowners and other agricultural interests who urgently required convict labour to alleviate poor economic conditions. Under the title 'Formation of a Penal Establishment' the report contains resolutions of a public meeting of about 200 persons 'who are all strong advocates, under existing circumstances, for making this a penal settlement.'The mood in the eastern states was markedly different. New South Wales was on the verge of abolition and public sentiment was strongly expressed. Although the despatches from Tasmania reflect the system in demise, the large number of remaining convicts ensured a continuation of institutions such as the Port Arthur penitentiary and existing practices such as the government road gangs.Although the vast majority of the report is devoted to the Australian colonies, despatches from New Zealand, Gibraltar and Bermuda are of incidental interest. Some gatherings browned, some leaves thumbed and a few chipped at the fore-edge.

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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

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1849. London:: Smith, Elder and Co.,, 1849. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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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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        Sammelblatt mit 5 Ansichten,.

      - Lithographie ( anonym ) aus der "Neuen Zeit" Prämienblatt, 1849, 38 x 29,5 (H) Seltenee Einblattdruck. Das Mittelbild (19 x 29,5 cm. ) zeigt die Explosion der "Christian VIII", die 4 kleineren Darstellungen ( je 7.5 x 14 cm.) mit Szenen vom Strand am Tag der Explosion.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Elementos de derecho público internacional, con esplicacion de todas las reglas que, según los tratados, estipulaciones, leyes vigentes y costumbres, constituyen el Derecho Internacional Español por don Antonio Riquelme, Gentil hombre de Cámara de S.M. con ejercicio y Jefe de Sección del Ministerio de Estado

      Madrid, Santiago Saunaque 1849 - 2 vols. 4º menor (21,6 x 13,6 cm.) Encuadernación romántica en plena piel verde, plancha gofrada en planos, hierro dorado al centro con corona real y las columnas plus ultra, lomo liso, con hierros dorados, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados. I: 524 p. inc. port., 2 h. de índice. Con 1 gran cuadro sinóptico plegado. II: 396 p. inc. port., 2 h. de índice. Magnífico ejemplar con preciosa encuadernación de época, en perfecto estado. ".El Sr. Riquelme nos ofrece. una teoría completa y general del derecho público de los pueblos en sus mutuas relaciones, que es lo que propiamente se llama Derecho internacional, y una aplicación severa y bien entendida de esta teoría a nuestras leyes sobre extranjeros, y a los principales tratados que pueden estimarse como la verdadera clave de nuestra situación política. La obra apreciabilísima del Sr. Riquelme no puede dejar de ocupar un sitio de preferencia en la biblioteca de todos los jueces y de todos los letrados; es indispensable a todos los individuos de la carrera diplomática y de la consular; y utilísima para cuantos ejercen hoy la honrosa e ilustrada profesión del alto comercio. Ni conocemos tampoco ningún libro elemental que tenga mas derechos que este para entrar en las universidades a hacer parte de la enseñanza pública. Verdad es que no se halla en los reglamentos de estudios ninguna asignatura de derecho público internacional; pero el señor ministro de Instrucción pública es bastante ilustrado para no conocer este vacío en la carrera de leyes, y no dejará de llenarlo añadiendo el estudio de este especialísimo derecho al del derecho patrio, de la manera más conveniente." [La España. Edición de Madrid. Jueves, 3 de mayo de 1849, número 323, página 4] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        A History of the Sikhs, from the Origin of the Nation to the Battles of the Sutlej.

      London: John Murray, , 1849. Octavo (212 x131 mm). Contemporary half calf, black label, spine gilt ruled either side of raised bands, speckled edges, drab green coated endpapers. Engraved map frontispiece showing "the political divisions of the Punjab" (coloured in outline), similar folding map ("after the treaties of 1846"), two pages of genealogical tables. Binding a little worn, rear joint cracked but sound, offsetting from frontispiece to title page, scattered foxing. First edition: a work described by Khurana as the "high-water mark" of British historiography on the Sikhs, which "won for Sikhism an assured place in the history of mankind". Although a critical and popular success, this book was to be the cause of the premature end to a highly successful military career. Cunningham passed through Addiscombe and Chatham attracting high praise at both establishments, passing out of the former with the prize for mathematics and the sword for good conduct. On reaching India he was appointed to the staff of General Macleod, then chief engineer in the Bengal presidency. In 1837 he became assistant to Sir Claud Wade, political agent on the Sikh frontier, a position he continued to hold under Wade's successors, G. Russell Clark and Colonel Richmond. During his time in the area he developed a profound knowledge of the manners and customs of the Sikh people which placed him in great demand at the time of the outbreak of the First Sikh War. He served on the staff of Napier, Gough and finally Sir Harry Smith, seeing action at Buddawal and Aliwal. When Smith joined the main army he was attached to the staff of Sir Henry Hardinge, to whom he acted as an additional aide-de-camp at the battle of Sobraon. For his services he was promoted to captain by brevet in December 1845, and at the conclusion of the war appointed by Hardinge to the lucrative position of political agent to Bhopal. In the comparative leisure afforded by this posting he had time to write the present history which assured his name as a historian, but led to his fall from grace with his superiors. His assertion that Lal Singh and Tej Singh had been bribed during the First Sikh War was challenged by Hardinge and Sir Henry Lawrence and in 1850 Cunningham was removed from his agency and returned to regimental duty. Within a year he had died at Umballa aged only 39. The present edition contains an introductory advertisement by his brother Peter, who saw the edition through the press, which contains what could be seen as a fitting epitaph for the author; "The author fell victim to the truth related in this book. He wrote History in advance of his time, and suffered for it; but posterity will, I feel assured, do justice to his memory". Well represented institutionally but decidedly uncommon commercially.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Traité de télégraphie électrique... Avec deux mémoires de M. WHEATSTONE sur la vitesse et la détermination des courants de l'électricité, et un mémoire inédit d'AMPÈRE sur la théorie électro-chimique

      Paris, A. Franck, 1849. 1849, 1849, in-8, XXIV-420 p, 16 pl. depl, , Édition originale. L'un des premiers manuels de télégraphie, comprenant une description théorique, pratique et historique. Le mémoire d'Ampère occupe les pages 221 à 238. L'abbé Moigno, éminent mathématicien et physicien, fut le rédacteur en chef de la revue Cosmos jusqu'en 1862. Étiquettes anciennes sur la première de couverture et en pied du dos. Couverture fanée. Quelques rousseurs. Wheeler Gift, n° 1161

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Pise / Vue prise au dessus du Campo Santo

      1849. Veduta panoramica a volo d'uccello della città di Pisa. Importante e particolare veduta ripresa da Alfred Guesdon a bordo di un pallone aerostatico espediente che ha permesso all'autore un disegno reale e preciso dal punto di vista prospettico.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Trippini Sergio]
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        The California and Oregon Trail

      New York: George P. Putnam, 1849. First edition. Very Good +. First printing with Parkman's name stamped on the spine in non-serifed font and five pages of inserted ads, one page before the frontis and four at the rear (one of two known advertisement catalogues, no priority known: BAL 15446). Easily Very Good + in the original cloth with really minor wear to the spine ends, some cocking to the binding and both hinges starting. Minor foxing throughout, heaviest at the preliminaries and with a contemporary owner's name on the front end paper. Despite the flaws, a superior copy of a book that is scarce in the first edition and generally rebound, restored or in dismal condition. Parkman's first and most famous work, based on a 2-month excursion through the western states on a section of the Oregon Trail, including his experiences hunting buffalo with the Sioux Indians. A classic of western-Americana literature. One of the Grolier 100 Influential American Books (58) and in Wagner-Camp (170). Very Good +.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Graz, 20. XI. 1849. - 74 x 226 mm. To the church organist Ludwig Carl Seydler, returning the score of a mass by Molique.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Natural History of Ireland

      Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1849. First edition. Hardcover. Used: Good. Original decorated green cloth in good plus condition. Corners bumped, spines a bit dull. First three volumes have bookplates of two previous owners. Four volumes. Volume I: Birds, Raptores & Insessores, 1849, 434 pp.; Volume II: Birds, Rassores & Grallatores, 1850, 350 pp.; Volume III: Birds, Natatores, 1851, 491 pp.; and Volume IV: Mammalia, Reptiles, and Fishes, also Invertebrata, 1856, 516 pp. The last volume published posthumously with a portrait and Memoir of William Thompson, Esq.

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        The Book of Doctrine & Covenants, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; selected from the Revelations of God. [The Book of Mormon]

      Liverpool: Orson Pratt. Very Good. 1849. Second European Edition. Hardback. Rare copy. Very good in its original binding: Blind stamped buckram, sixteen mo., 16x10.5cm, errata slip bound in. William Huskins' copy with his name in contemporary ink to paste-down. Light unobtrusive cracking of inner joints, very small chip to head of lower board, faint mark to upper board, two small brown spots to endpaper. 5,000 printed. ; After an unsuccessful attempt to publish in 1833, the first edition appeared in 1835 and later editions incorporated additional revelations and reference aids. In February 1841 in Liverpool, some 4000 reprints of the 1837 Kirtland edition were printed and it was from the 'European' edition that subsequent Latter-Day Saint editions would descend. This 1849 'Second European Edition' published by Apostle Orson Pratt moved the index to the front of the volume along with other format changes which were retained for many later editions. Five thousand copies were printed and George Q Cannon used it for his translation for the Hawaii edition. The Nauvoo edition had been printed in 1844. ; xxiii+223pp pages .

      [Bookseller: Marijana Dworski Books]
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        The GOLD MINES Of The GILA. A Sequel to Old Hicks the Guide

      Dewitt & Davenport, Publishers, New York 1849 - 2 volumes in 1: [8], 134; [4], [135] - 263, [1 (blank)] pp. 12mo. 7-1/2" x 4-7/8" "According to Camp, Charles Webber was a former Texas Ranger who, fascinated by tales of gold and quicksilver in the country north of the Gila River, wrote this lurid tale of border life to promote an expedition into the area. He succeeded in organizing the 'Centralia Exploring Expedition to California via the Valleys of the Pecos, to Gila and the Colorado of the West.' The expedition, however, suffered cholera on the lower Rio Grande and the loss of horses at Corpus Christi. As a result, the project was abondoned and Webber never reached California." [W-C-B]. General extremity wear, with chip to cloth at spine base. Book label of one "H. Scofield" to front paste-down. Usual foxing to paper. Withal, a Very Good copy. Original publisher's brown cloth binding, with gilt stamping to spine & boards blocked in blind 1st Edition (Graff 4565; Howes W-195; Sabin 102248; Wagner-Camp-Becker 176; Wright I, 2687). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Anaesthesia, or the Employment of Chloroform and Ether in Surgery, Midwifery, etc.

      2 p.l., [xiii]-xv, [1], [17]-248 pp. 8vo, orig. publisher's cloth (head of spine worn, two-inch split to upper joint at head), spine gilt. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1849. First edition of the first book on chloroform; Simpson's own copy with his signature on the second blank leaf. Simpson introduced inhalation anesthesia into obstetrics, and popularized the use of chloroform as a replacement for sulphuric ether. The practice of anesthesia in childbirth was opposed by those who considered labor pains a God-given punishment for Eve's sins, but Simpson's cause was vindicated when, in 1853, Queen Victoria took chloroform for the birth of Prince Leopold. "The present American volume represents his full-dress exposition of the introduction of anaesthesia for childbirth. It concludes with replies to several of his critics, among whom was Dr. Meigs of Philadelphia."-Lilly Library, Notable Medical Books, p. 201. Fine copy. Bookplate of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh stating that the book was presented by Sir Alexander Russell Simpson in memoriam of the author. ? Heirs of Hippocrates 1766.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Raphaël

      Perrotin|& Furne & Cie, 1849. - Perrotin & Furne & Cie, Paris 1849, 15x23,5cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edizione originale. autografo prezioso firmato dal pittore Alphonse de Lamartine (Jean) Gigoux. Piccoli strappi ripristinate le mascelle superiore e inferiore, foxing. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Alphonse de Lamartine au peintre (Jean) Gigoux. Petites déchirures restaurées en tête et en pied des mors, rousseurs.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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; rebound in brown calf; 7.5 x 5 inches; xv, [1], 352 pages, fold-out map at fronts. Five raised bands on spine, gilt bordered boards and gilt bands to spine, boards scuffed and rubbed along extremities, bottom corners and tail of spine wearing through, tiny splits at joint ends, front internal hinge split, but holding, bit of sticker residue and Order of the Garter book plate in front end paper, scattered foxing to fold out map and title page, tiny closed tear to fore edge of title page. toned pages otherwise clean and crisp, binding remains sound. Considered by Elliott Coues to be one of the three "synoptical gospels" of the Astoria enterprise (along with the narratives of Gabriel Franchere and Ross Cox). Alexander Ross came to Astoria at the beginning and his narrative includes a general account of the venture, the overland expedition, the geography and the native tribes. Appendices: Chinook Vocabulary; Table of the Weather at the Mouth of the Columbia. Fold out Map of the Columbia to Illustrate Ross's Adventures. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Crooked House Books & Paper]
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