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        Exécution brillante d'une sonate à vingt doits. Lithograph of a young lady at the piano by Frédéric Bouchot (fl. 1820-1850)

      Aubert & Cie, [Paris] 1847 - 267 x 225 mm. + good margins, sheet size 324 x 250 mm. Printed on wove paper. Signed by the artist in the stone. A very good impression. This humourous print depicts a young lady playing a piano duet with a somewhat Liszt-like gentleman. Remants of mounting tape to right edge and upper corners of verso. Bibliothèque Nationale Inventaire du Fonds Français après 1800, no. 70. No. 4 in the series Les Bonnes Têtes Musicales. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        Tratado de Geneuphonia o método de Composición. Copiado en Segovia en Enero de 1847 por E. C. C.

      Segovia - España 1847 - "Curious and Extensive Illustrated Manuscript on the Harmony of SoundsÂ? According to Colors". 4to; original hand painted illustrated boards; 248 pages; fine manuscript and hand colored folded plate: (El politonogamismo representado por la division eutranomica de la octava en veinticinco sonidos). At the end, 37 folded pages with musical notations, preceded by a new title page: Láminas de la Geneuphonia o Tratado de Composición. At end: Eusebio C., Segovia, 1847. ATTRACTIVE MUSICAL MANUSCRPT FROM THE 19TH CENTURY. José Joaquín Virues y Spinola, was born in Jerez de la Frontera in 1770 and died in Madrid in 1840. He was a military man, a musician, a researcher and student of music. He created a system of musical composition based on colors called geneuphonia. He also generated a system for harmonization of musical sounds also based on colors. Virues is the author of the original edition of this work, titled La Geneuphonia o generación de la bien sonada música, dedicated to Queen María Cristina. It was published in 1831 in Madrid. WE ARE OFFERING A MANUSCRIPT VERSION, ILLUSTRATED AND HAND-COLORED, of ViruesÂ' book. We believe the manuscript is based on a French version of the work. The manuscript was composed in the city of Segovia, Spain, in 1847, according to a note at the end of the book. A curious and attractive manuscript on the genesis and harmonization of sounds. *Palau 370719 (printed work). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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        Costume di tutti I popoli del mondo Antico. Ossia Storia del Costumi, Religioni, Riti, Governi conoscuti prima dell'era Volgare, Con Tavole rappresentanti vesti, Utensili, Armi, Monete, Vedute di Citt'a e di Monumenti ad uso degli Studiosi ed Artisti.

      Venezia nell'i R, Privil, Stablimento Nazionale, Di Giuseppe Antonelli Edit., 1847 - mit 144 Litho Tafeln, Kanten berieben, Buchrücken mit kleiner Fehlstelle und Gewebeband verstärkt, innen sauber guter Zustand, with 144 plate, the Spine with signe off use, inside clean good contition. Sprache: Italienisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thomas Schäfer]
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        Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia, from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845 [with the separately issued map]

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. Text volume in fine and tight condition, the original cloth binding apparently lightly varnished. The maps with some light staining and folds weakening with some short tears; the 'Detailed Map' with some ink blots.. Octavo, with frontispiece and six aquatint plates in the text (one folding); bookplate; a very good copy in the original cloth, accompanied by the three large folding maps in a modern cloth folder of matching size and colour. First edition: a handsome copy of a pivotal document in the history of Australian exploration, with the text volume in the original publishers blind-blocked cloth binding and corresponding to the primary issue described in Australian Rare Books, with correct first issue lettering on the spine, publisher's advertisements and slip advertising the release of Jukes' Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly. This copy is complete with the large three-sheet map by Arrowsmith: based on Leichhardt's observations, it was an extensive and detailed record of a significant part of the Australian continent hitherto unknown. Published separately at an advanced price, not many copies were issued and it is now rarely found with the text.Ludwig Leichhardt's Journal of an Overland Expedition documents one of the most unlikely and courageous ventures ever undertaken in the history of the continent. When Leichhardt arrived in Sydney in February 1842 he was considered learned but eccentric: he possessed no bush craft skills, had poor eyesight and was unable to shoot. Yet he proved a quick learner and launched successful forays as far north as Moreton Bay. For some years settlers had eagerly talked of finding a route from southern Queensland to the Northern Territory, so linking their abundant grazing districts with Asian markets. When a Government funded expedition stalled, Leichhardt headed his own venture funded by pastoralists and business-men impressed by the seemingly indefatigable German.What followed was one of the longest journeys of Australian inland exploration - a trek of stupefying distance, difficulty and endurance spanning 4,800 kilometres. The party was racked by interpersonal conflict, inexperience and continual hostility from local Aboriginal tribes (in late June 1845 one member was killed and two others seriously injured during a raid near the Gulf of Carpentaria). After fourteen months they finally reached Port Essington in the Northern Territory in a state of perilous exhaustion.When Leichhardt and his men returned to Sydney they had been given up as lost. Celebrations lasted for months and he was hailed 'the prince of explorers' and received a sizeable sum raised by public subscription. His scientific and geographic work was greatly admired during his lifetime, but his reputation as an expeditionary leader has been criticised since. Leichhardt's mercurial temperament and mysterious death during a later expedition have become part of the mythology of European Australia. Provenance: Bookplate of D.H. McInnes.

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        Album of Original Chinese Art, with 64 Coloured Chinese Paintings on Pith Paper, and 10 Dual-Medium Textured Portrait Illustrations Constructed of Textile Pieces and Hand Drawings. Together with Lechler's Book, Being an Early Firsthand Account of China.

      China, circa 1847-1858. Album of original Chinese art, containing 64 vibrantly coloured Chinese paintings on pith paper, and 10 dual-medium textured portrait illustrations constructed of textile pieces and hand drawings, made by various skilled Chinese artists and collected by German missionary Rudolf C. F. Lechler (1824-1908) who was sent to China to establish the first Basel Mission there. Four additional large watercolour drawings are placed within the volume, likely made by a Western hand, possibly Mr. Lechler or his wife. Pith paintings vary in size, the smallest measuring approximately 7 x 9 cm, and the largest measuring approximately 12 x 21 cm, mounted into an album. Cloth and drawing portraits measure roughly 20 x 15 cm; these being captioned in manuscript in Chinese by the artists, and in German by a second hand. Watercolour drawings are made on two creased paper leafs, each of the four images measuring roughly 10 x 20 cm. Royal Quarto album, brown and yellow continental boards, black leather spine, measuring approximately 27 x 33 cm, some wear to spine and extremities, otherwise very good condition. Some age-toning and splitting to the delicate pith paper, loss to one image, otherwise in very good condition, paintings retain a vivid lustrous glow, seldom found in an original period album which is most suitable for colour preservation. Handsome depictions of the emperor and empress, officials in the Qing dynasty, entertainers, philosophers, servants, concubines and geishas, as well as peasants, scenes of punishment and torture, together the lot forms a brilliant visual chronicle of royal court and society. In addition, ten portrait impressions of Chinese gods and immortals have been created in a most uncommon manner, employing textiles, mostly silk, combined with manuscript drawings incorporated for facial and body detail and vibrant costume embellishments. Together with Lechler's book, being an early and noteworthy firsthand account of China, published in 1861 during a sojourn in Germany. Title: Acht Vorträge über China, gehalten an verschiedenen Orten Deutschlands und der Schweiz. [Eight Lectures on China, held in different places in Germany and Switzerland.] Published in Basel by the mission's publishing house: Verlag des Missionshauses, In Commission von Bahnmaier's Buchhandlung (C. Detloff), 1861. 8vo. 210 pages, plus 4 steel engraved plates including a frontis, featuring in-text illustrations and music notes to a Chinese song. Text is in German. Late nineteenth century brown cloth binding with manuscript inscription to spine. A series of eight paintings illustrate Chinese justice, considered by Western audiences as torture and inhumane degradation. The life of a geisha is depicted in three carefree scenes. The accompanying book lends itself to further understanding Chinese culture, from the unique perspective a foreigner who had integrated himself into society, developed close relations with the people, and who became an expert in the language. Early Sino-German relations also come through in the text..

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        TRATTATO DI GEOLOGIA diretto specialmente a fare un confronto tra la struttura fisica del Settentrione e del Mezzogiorno di Europa. Parte prima (e seconda).

      Vannucchi, 1847. 2 voll. in-4 picc., pp. XIV, 550; 616, bella leg. m. pelle coeva con tit. oro al d., piatti in cart. dec., tagli spruzzati. Con 7 tavv. litogr., anche ripiegate e a colori, e moltiss. incis. n.t. Non comune ediz. orig. Sporadiche marginali fioriture, ma fresco e belliss. esempl. [370]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Scriptorium]
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        THE LANCET A Journal of British and Foreign Medical and Chemical Science, Criticism, Literature and News In Two Volumes Annually

      London, printed for the editor and published by John Churchill, 1847.. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST ACCOUNT OF ETHER ANAESTHESIA PUBLISHED IN EUROPE. 2 volumes for 1847, complete set, 4to, approximately 280 x 195 mm, 11 x 7½ inches, illustrations and diagrams in the text, pages: (2), 702; (2), 698, both volumes with index at rear, bound in original publisher's dark green diamond grain blind stamped cloth, gilt lettered spine. Spines very slightly faded, gilt bright, very slight rubbing to upper cover of Volume 2, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, endpapers and title pages slightly foxed, occasional small red ink stamp of the Lancet Newspaper to lower corners, closed tear to lower margin of page 457 in Volume 1, affecting footnote, neatly repaired, no loss of legibility, occasional very light browning, pale foxing and creasing. A very good set in the publisher's original cloth. Volume I contains the first account published in Europe of anaesthesia produced by the inhalation of ether used to perform surgical operations and dentistry in Boston, U.S. This discovery had first been mentioned briefly in the London Medical Gazette for December 18th 1846 and a week later in the Lancet for December 26th 1846. The paper read to 2 scientific societies on the subject by H. J Bigelow, a surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, in November 1846 is reproduced here in full on pages 5-8 followed by letters confirming the use by Robert Liston of this method of anaesthesia. Editorial comment on the paper appears on pages 16-17. Many references to this important discovery for painless surgery and dentistry appear throughout the volume with an illustration of an Ether Inhaler on page 77. Volume 2 contains numerous papers, correspondence and references to ether anaesthesia by physicians including Snow, Liston and Marcy. Osler, page 1355; Garrison and Morton, 5651. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set, which may require extra postage.

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        THE LANCET. A Journal of British and Foreign Medical and Chemical Science, Criticism, Literature and News. In Two Volumes Annually.

      London printed for the editor and published by John Churchill 1847 - FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST ACCOUNT OF ETHER ANAESTHESIA PUBLISHED IN EUROPE. 2 volumes for 1847, complete set, 4to, approximately 280 x 195 mm, 11 x 7½ inches, illustrations and diagrams in the text, pages: (2), 702; (2), 698, both volumes with index at rear, bound in original publisher's dark green diamond grain blind stamped cloth, gilt lettered spine. Spines very slightly faded, gilt bright, very slight rubbing to upper cover of Volume 2, armorial bookplate on front pastedown, endpapers and title pages slightly foxed, occasional small red ink stamp of the Lancet Newspaper to lower corners, closed tear to lower margin of page 457 in Volume 1, affecting footnote, neatly repaired, no loss of legibility, occasional very light browning, pale foxing and creasing. A very good set in the publisher's original cloth. Volume I contains the first account published in Europe of anaesthesia produced by the inhalation of ether used to perform surgical operations and dentistry in Boston, U.S. This discovery had first been mentioned briefly in the London Medical Gazette for December 18th 1846 and a week later in the Lancet for December 26th 1846. The paper read to 2 scientific societies on the subject by H. J Bigelow, a surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, in November 1846 is reproduced here in full on pages 5-8 followed by letters confirming the use by Robert Liston of this method of anaesthesia. Editorial comment on the paper appears on pages 16-17. Many references to this important discovery for painless surgery and dentistry appear throughout the volume with an illustration of an Ether Inhaler on page 77. Volume 2 contains numerous papers, correspondence and references to ether anaesthesia by physicians including Snow, Liston and Marcy. Osler, page 1355; Garrison and Morton, 5651. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. A heavy set, which may require extra postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NARRATIVE OF THE EXPLORING EXPEDITION TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, IN THE YEAR 1842; AND TO OREGON AND NORTH CALIFORNIA, IN THE YEARS 1843-44

      Syracuse, 1847. 427pp. plus large folding map, two plates, and [2]pp. advertisements. Original brown publisher's cloth, spine gilt. Extremities lightly worn. Small tissue repair to inner margin of map verso. Very minor scattered foxing. Very good. Considered by Howes and other authorities the "best edition" because of its inclusion of Rufus B. Sage's superb map of the West, which otherwise appeared only in Sage's book of the preceding year. It is far rarer than the regular Fremont map, which it resembles in many respects. Fremont's narrative is one of the most important of western explorations, chronicling his trip over the Oregon Trail and into the Great Basin. It was published in numerous editions. HOWES F370. ZAMORANO 80, 39 (ref). MINTZ 165. WAGNER-CAMP 115:9. TWENEY 89, 22 (ref). GRAFF 1433. STREETER SALE 3132. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 527. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 86 (ref).

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        Die Märchen. Zum Besten der Armen nach dem letzten Willen des Verfassers herausgegeben von GUIDO GÖRRES. Erster (- Zweiter) Band. In zwei Bänden.

      Stuttgart und Tübingen, J.G.Cotta’scher Verlag 1846 – 1847 - Gr-8°. LVIII S., (1) Bl., 495 S.; (2) Bll., 608 S. Halblederbände d.Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung. Decken mit floral geprägtem Schmuckpapier bezogen. Ecken etwas bestoßen, Papier a.d. Rändern mit kleinen Fehlstellen. - Erste Ausgabe (Mallon 155 u. 163; Goedeke VI,62,46). – Auf Velin. Teils etwas stockfleckig. Ohne die vorderen fliegenden Vorsätze. - „Die Sprache [der Märchen] ist von hoher Musikalität, Das Erzählte löst sich in der Wortmelodie auf, im lyrischen Klang. Überall finden sich Klangfiguren und Lautornamente. Daneben setzt der Dichter mit ironischer Verzerrung die Militär-, Kaufmanns-, Hof- und Bürosprache ein, ein Sprachgestus, der mit der Sprache selbst sein Spiel treibt. Bei BRENTANO liegt das Geheimnisvolle und Wunderbare im Erzählten selbst, nicht in einer magisch-mythischen Dimension dahinter. Das unterscheidet seine Märchen grundsätzlich von den Märchen anderer Romantiker. Sie nehmen im Kanon des romantischen Kunstmärchens eine Sonderstellung ein. Schon ACHIM VON ARNIM und die BRÜDER GRIMM bestritten aus unterschied-lichen Gründen ihren ursprünglichen Märchencharakter. Das verspielt Heitere und arabeskenhaft Verschnörkelte paßte weder zum Typus des Volksmärchens noch zu dem des tiefsinnigen Kunstmärchens. BRENTANO dichtet keine Weltanschauungsmärchen, seinem unphilosophischen Geist ist die mythische Schau von NOVALIS ebenso fremd wie das Abgründig-Hintergründige von TIECK und HOFFMANN. Auch geht es BRENTANO im Gegensatz zu den BRÜDERN GRIMM nicht um das Sammeln und Bewahren volkstümlichen Erzählguts, sondern einzig um die freie Entfaltung seiner schöpferischen Phantasie.“ (KNLL 3,144). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günther Trauzettel]
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        THE SUBSTANCE OF AN ADDRESS DELIVERED TO THE PALMETTO REGIMENT, SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS, ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1846, BY THE REV. WHITEFOORD SMITH, [PUBLISHED BY REQUEST.]

      [Charleston? 1847 - Caption title [as issued], 4pp. Disbound, else Very Good. Reverend Smith was a South Carolina Methodist, and one of the South's foremost apologists for Slavery. In this rare Address he tells the Palmetto Regiment, as it prepares to leave for Mexico and war, "You have been invoked to preserve inviolate the standards which have been presented to you, and to exhibit that intrepidity and gallantry for which South Carolina has ever been distinguished." The soldiers should, he says, act like Christians in performing their duty. They will demonstrate that "the volunteer force" will sustain the Nation and that a standing army "is not absolutely necessary to the protection of its rights." FIRST EDITION. Not in Turnbull, Sabin, Haferkorn, Tutorow, Decker, Eberstadt, NUC, LCP. OCLC locates three copies, under two accession numbers [Duke, UNC, USC], as of January 2017. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM TITIAN RAMSEY PEALE TO JAMES ALFRED PEARCE, REQUESTING ASSISTANCE IN CORRECTING PAGE PROOFS OF HIS ORIGINAL 1848 REPORT PUBLISHED AS PART OF THE WILKES EXPEDITION NARRATIVE]

      Washington, D.C., 1847. [2]pp. on a single bifolium, with integral blank, docketed on verso. Typical mailing folds, minor soiling. Very good. Titian Ramsey Peale was a member of the famed Philadelphia artistic family, and a noted scientist, artist, and explorer who served as chief naturalist in the scientific corps during the Wilkes Exploring expedition. During the expedition, he collected, preserved, and shipped back numerous specimens for later study. After his return from the Wilkes expedition, Peale attempted to publish his findings in MAMMALIA AND ORNITHOLOGY (1848), but was met with great resistance from both Wilkes and John Cassin, who together suppressed Peale's work. Wilkes tasked Cassin to produce a work that would replace Peale's, and by 1858, Cassin had done so, with the publication of his MAMMALOGY AND ORNITHOLOGY. This letter provides a stark example of Peale's troubles with Wilkes, as the thrust of Peale's complaint here is that Wilkes will not even allow him access to his own proof sheets for correction. The text of the letter reads, in full: "It appears by communications received from Capt. Wilkes that the proof sheets of my report on the Zoology of the Exploring expedition cannot be sent for my correction in this city. On a personal interview yesterday he stated that they would have to be sent by mail, thereby incurring an amount of postage which would not be allowed. The Professors of Georgetown College kindly and without charge translated my descriptions into Latin, and requested at the time that they might be allowed to correct the proof sheets of that part of the work. It appears to me but justice that they should be allow'd to do so, without cost. For my part I am willing at any time to go where my duty calls me (with the reasonable hope that my traveling expences will be paid while I'm doing so in public service). In this case, Captain Wilkes, the agent of the Hon. Library committee, refuses to allow me either discretion or compensation for traveling expences, - and I venture to appeal to you. The course pursued appears to me very oppressive, and not calculated to insure efficient service; as my present occupation in preparing a catalogue, and labelling the public collections would scarsely be interrupted, if the proofs could either be franked to this city, or the postage allowed. Hoping that you will excuse this liberty. I remain Your obedt servt Titian R Peale Naturalist of the late US Expl. Exped." A rare glimpse inside the famous controversy surrounding the publication of part of the Wilkes expeditionary narrative from the man whose portion of the report was suppressed then replaced altogether. Peale's frustrations are, historically-speaking, understandable and worthy of sympathy.

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Berlin und Paris, 1847. - Zusammen (1+2 =) 3 SS. auf 4 Bll. 4to. Jeweils mit eh. Adresse. An Heinrich Leberecht Fleischer, den Begründer der modernen Arabistik in Deutschland, betr. der Zusendung eines Artikels (Berlin, 22. I.) und in derselben Angelegenheit: "Ich bin Ihnen, Herr Professor, sehr dankbar wegen der Sendung der 25 Exx. meines kleinen Aufsatz[es]; ich habe sie durch Dr. Dieterici richtig erhalten. Für die Kosten des Ueberdruckes schulde ich wohl bey Herrn Avenarius. Da ich glaube, daß ich bey ihm noch 5 Thaler einstehend habe, und vermuthe, daß dies die Kosten decken wird, so hoffe ich so meine Schuld abliquidiren zu können [.]" (Paris, 8. XII. 1847). - Stark knittrig und mit Randläsuren; mit kleinen Vermerken a. d. H. des Adressaten.

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        Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia, from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845 [with the separately issued map]

      T. & W. Boone, London 1847 - Octavo, with frontispiece and six aquatint plates in the text (one folding); bookplate; a very good copy in the original cloth, accompanied by the three large folding maps in a modern cloth folder of matching size and colour. First edition: a handsome copy of a pivotal document in the history of Australian exploration, with the text volume in the original publishers blind-blocked cloth binding and corresponding to the primary issue described in Australian Rare Books, with correct first issue lettering on the spine, publisher's advertisements and slip advertising the release of Jukes' Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly. This copy is complete with the large three-sheet map by Arrowsmith: based on Leichhardt's observations, it was an extensive and detailed record of a significant part of the Australian continent hitherto unknown. Published separately at an advanced price, not many copies were issued and it is now rarely found with the text.Ludwig Leichhardt's Journal of an Overland Expedition documents one of the most unlikely and courageous ventures ever undertaken in the history of the continent. When Leichhardt arrived in Sydney in February 1842 he was considered learned but eccentric: he possessed no bush craft skills, had poor eyesight and was unable to shoot. Yet he proved a quick learner and launched successful forays as far north as Moreton Bay. For some years settlers had eagerly talked of finding a route from southern Queensland to the Northern Territory, so linking their abundant grazing districts with Asian markets. When a Government funded expedition stalled, Leichhardt headed his own venture funded by pastoralists and business-men impressed by the seemingly indefatigable German.What followed was one of the longest journeys of Australian inland exploration - a trek of stupefying distance, difficulty and endurance spanning 4,800 kilometres. The party was racked by interpersonal conflict, inexperience and continual hostility from local Aboriginal tribes (in late June 1845 one member was killed and two others seriously injured during a raid near the Gulf of Carpentaria). After fourteen months they finally reached Port Essington in the Northern Territory in a state of perilous exhaustion.When Leichhardt and his men returned to Sydney they had been given up as lost. Celebrations lasted for months and he was hailed 'the prince of explorers' and received a sizeable sum raised by public subscription. His scientific and geographic work was greatly admired during his lifetime, but his reputation as an expeditionary leader has been criticised since. Leichhardt's mercurial temperament and mysterious death during a later expedition have become part of the mythology of European Australia. Provenance: Bookplate of D.H. McInnes. Text volume in fine and tight condition, the original cloth binding apparently lightly varnished. The maps with some light staining and folds weakening with some short tears; the 'Detailed Map' with some ink blots. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Spanien und die Spanier geschildert von ... illustrirt mit vielen Holzschnitten, sauber ausgemalten Volkstrachten und Abbildungen der vorzüglichsten Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler. Mit Titelbild, 25 farb. Volkstrachten-Lithographie n, 25 Ansichten u. zahlreichen Textholzschnitten.

      Brüssel - Leipzig: Catl Marquardt 1847 HLDr. der Zeit, 381 Seiten, Inahlt- und Bilderverzeichnis, Verlagsanzeige, kl. 4°, mit ornamental Rückenverzierung. Einband etwas berieben, bestoßen und abgegriffen. Rückenschrift teilweise abgeblättert. Beide Innengelenke etwas gelockert. Titelbild teilweise gelöst und ganz leicht eingerissen Seiten und Abbildungen (verso) stellenweise leicht stockfleckig, sonst guter Zustand.Geographie, Landes- u. Reisebeschreibungen, Volkskunde, Spanien

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        Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia, from Moreton Bay to Port Essington, a distance of upwards of 3000 miles, during the years 1844-1845 [with the separately issued map].

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1847. Octavo, with frontispiece and six aquatint plates in the text (one folding); bookplate; a very good copy in the original cloth, accompanied by the three large folding maps in a modern cloth folder of matching size and colour. First edition: a handsome copy of a pivotal document in the history of Australian exploration, with the text volume in the original publishers blind-blocked cloth binding and corresponding to the primary issue described in Australian Rare Books, with correct first issue lettering on the spine, publisher's advertisements and slip advertising the release of Jukes' Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly. This copy is complete with the large three-sheet map by Arrowsmith: based on Leichhardt's observations, it was an extensive and detailed record of a significant part of the Australian continent hitherto unknown. Published separately at an advanced price, not many copies were issued and it is now rarely found with the text.Ludwig Leichhardt's Journal of an Overland Expedition documents one of the most unlikely and courageous ventures ever undertaken in the history of the continent. When Leichhardt arrived in Sydney in February 1842 he was considered learned but eccentric: he possessed no bush craft skills, had poor eyesight and was unable to shoot. Yet he proved a quick learner and launched successful forays as far north as Moreton Bay. For some years settlers had eagerly talked of finding a route from southern Queensland to the Northern Territory, so linking their abundant grazing districts with Asian markets. When a Government funded expedition stalled, Leichhardt headed his own venture funded by pastoralists and business-men impressed by the seemingly indefatigable German.What followed was one of the longest journeys of Australian inland exploration - a trek of stupefying distance, difficulty and endurance spanning 4,800 kilometres. The party was racked by interpersonal conflict, inexperience and continual hostility from local Aboriginal tribes (in late June 1845 one member was killed and two others seriously injured during a raid near the Gulf of Carpentaria). After fourteen months they finally reached Port Essington in the Northern Territory in a state of perilous exhaustion.When Leichhardt and his men returned to Sydney they had been given up as lost. Celebrations lasted for months and he was hailed 'the prince of explorers' and received a sizeable sum raised by public subscription. His scientific and geographic work was greatly admired during his lifetime, but his reputation as an expeditionary leader has been criticised since. Leichhardt's mercurial temperament and mysterious death during a later expedition have become part of the mythology of European Australia. Provenance: Bookplate of D.H. McInnes. Text volume in fine and tight condition, the original cloth binding apparently lightly varnished. The maps with some light staining and folds weakening with some short tears; the 'Detailed Map' with some ink blots.

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        Geschichte der Römerherrschaft in Judäa und der Zerstörung Jerusalems. 2 Bde. (komplett) Deutsch von Ludwig Eichler

      Bremen, Schlodtmann, 1847 - XI, 444; VII, 483 S. Einbände berieben und bestoßen. Gelenke von Bd. 2 geöffnet und Rücken mit Einrissen. durchgehend fleckig. Die Bände waren wohl bei den Weltausstellungen in Paris 1855 und 1862 in London ausgestellt. Sie gehörten zur Privatbibliothek von George Westermann, dessen Exlibris sich auf dem Innedeckel des Bandes 1 findet. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Three Years Wanderings in the Northern Provinces of China,: including a visit to the tea, silk and cotton countries: with an account of the agriculture and horticulture of the Chinese, new plants, etc.

      London: John Murray, 1847. First edition. Illustrated, map, extra engraved title page, octavo, pp xiv, (2), 406, (2), a contemporary inscription on the half-title, a slight stain on the first rear blank, otherwise a very clean copy internally, marbled edges, an exceptionally attractive red half morocco binding with gilt panelled and decorated spine. . First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good.

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        Béranger rend hommage en vers à la ville de son enfance, Péronne.

      - 1 pièce autographe signée 1 In-8 07/05/1847 rousseurs pâles A la demande d'un admirateur, Pierre-Jean de Béranger a recopié les deux dernières strophes de son poème Souvenirs d'enfance (1831), publié dans les Oeuvres complètes, dédié à la ville de Péronne où il passa une partie de sa jeunesse, de 1790 à 1796. "Lieux où jadis m'a bercé l'espérance / Je vous revois à plus de cinquante ans / On rajeunit aux souvenirs d'enfance / Comme on renaît au souffle du printemps [.]". A la suite, Béranger ajoute ces quelques mots : "Forcer un vieux poète de copier ses vers, c'est lui remettre ses sottises sous les yeux ; pourtant, monsieur, j'ai dû céder à votre prière, pour vous remercier des marques de sympathie que je suis toujours heureux d'inspirer à la jeunesse". Chansonnier. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Kjerlighedens Gjerninger. Nogle christelige Overveielser i Talers Form. Første - Anden Følge.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Reitzel 1847. [2] +224; 220 s. Let bruneret eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med rygforgyldning. * Himmelstrup 105.

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        Eisenbahn-Strecken-Profile 1850-1865. Sammlung von 33 Tafeln mit kolorierten Federzeichnungen zum Eisenbahn-Bau in Württemberg und der Schweiz.

      Ohne Ort (Ca -55) 1847 - (34 x 22 cm). 33 (4 doppelblattgroße) Tafeln mit sehr fein ausgeführten kolorierten Federzeichnungen. Lose in einfacher moderner Karton-Mappe mit Bindebändern. Ungewöhnlich qualitätvolle Zeichnungen ohne Hinweis auf die ausführende Person oder den Anlass. Sie könnten allerdings aus dem Besitz des ehemaligen Finanzministers und späteren Präsidenten des Großherzoglich Badischen Staatsministeriums Christian Friedrich von Boeckh (1777-1855) stammen, dessen Onkel Christian Gottfried Boeckh (1732-1792) Pfarrer in Nördlingen war und aus einer alten Nördlinger Theologenfamilie stammte. - Drei Karten mit Streckenabschnitten entlang der Strecken Bruchsal - Bretten (Weissbrod Mühle), Geislingen - Ulm (Schimmel- und Steig-Mühle) und Manneberg - Effretikon (Kanton Zürich). Neben den drei Übersichtskarten und einem Farbschema zeigen die Blätter Details des damaligen Streckenbaus: Bestimmung der Stärke von Stütz- und Fußmauern, Fundamente für den Unterbau, Tunnelbau, Unterführungen, Bahndämme, Brücken, Signalanlagen und Bahnübergänge ("Barrieren"), jeweils mit exakten Maß- und Größenangaben. Da die Strecke Geislingen-Ulm von 1847-50 gebaut wurde, die Strecke Bruchsal-Bretten von 1850-53 und die Strecke über Effretikon seit 1855 in Betrieb ist, stehen die vorliegenden Zeichnungen in engem zeitlichem Zusammenhang dazu. - Auf der Mappe ist ein handschriftliches Etikett mit den Angaben "Archiv der von Nördlingen stammenden Familie Boeckh, Linie D (Beckh). Württembergische und schweizerische Eisenbahn-Strecken-Profile 1850-1865" montiert. - Die Zeichnungen tragen die Beschriftung: Normalplan I-III, VI, IX-XXIV, XXVII, XXVIII, XXX, XXXII u. XXXIV sowie Normalplan No. 1-7. - Stellenweise leicht bestoßen. Die Darstellungen frisch, insgesamt schön [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Christmas Carol, The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth [Collected Edition]

      Wiley and Putnam, New York 1847 - Probably First Collected Edition, with no volume title page, with Carol dated 1847, Chimes dated 1847 and Cricket dated 1846. The first Wiley and Putnam edition of Cricket may have been simultaneous with the Harper's 1846 edition. Original decorative cloth, gilt page edges. Not in the Calinesca Collection. Good, firmly bound copy, original spine rebacked expertly, foxing to pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht, "Rom im Jahre 1847".

      - Stahlstich m. Bordüre n. u. v. Lindemann - Frommel aus König Ludwig Album b. Piloty & Loehle, um 1850, 34,5 x 50 Blick vom Kapitol auf Rom. Unter der Ansicht Legende zu den Kirchen und Palästen.

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        Cultivation of Hincknole Oates Farm [Hinchnole Farm, Netherbury] on Mr. Ackerman?s Entry.

      1847. 1847 - Small folio. 440 x 330 mm. Six field plans for the estate showing field names and extent, position of gates and boundaries, crops and crop rotation. In addition there are 19 pencil drawings of the farmhouse and its outbuildings [some identified in pencil, others identifiable by function], the one of the house full page, most of the rest half page drawings. An extremely unusual volume of plans seemingly prepared to assist the new owner, tenant or farm manager in the management of the estate and in effect forms a catalogue of the property showing all the farm buildings and a series of plans identifying current crops and rotations, with one plan seemingly showing boundaries with a maintenance schedule for the boundaries themselves [walls or hedges], or for the ditches and dykes. The nicely executed drawings of the buildings likely form a complete record of the farm buildings including the bailiff?s house, coach house, stables, rick yard, etc. Contemporary sheep backed marbled boards, worn on the spine but sound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c.

      Chapman and Hall London 1847 - First English edition. 8vo (21.7 x 14.2 cm). Title, viii, 436, [2] pp. Contemporary green calf, gilt decorated spine with red morocco gitl label, marbled edges and endpapers. This journey to the Crimea was essentially for the purpose of geological research, especially to examine the great question of the rupture of the Bosphorus. Atabey 592; not in Blackmer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A' marosvásárhelyi ev. ref. fötanodában tanoló nemes ifjuság' 1847/8-évi elsö közmegvizsgáltatása rendje. [The Exam-Schedule of the Noble Students at the Marosvásárhely University for the Years 1847-1848.]

      Marosvásárhelyini, 1848 1847 - 8vo (177 x 113 mm), pp 24, with white-on-black emblem device on title; some spotting, otherwise a very good copy, original blue paper backstrip as issued. First edition, the examination schedules for the academic year 1847–8 of the Marosvásárhely University in Hungary. Farkas Bolyai, mathematician and precursor of non-Euclidean geometry, author of the two volume Tentamen (1832–33) that includes his son Janos’s memorable Appendix, was also the author of the book Elements of Arithmetic (1830), that was the topic of the exam scheduled in this booklet (pp 4-5). Beside mathematics Bolyai was also devoted to literature. He was the first Hungarian translator of the works by Alexander Pope, John Milton, James Thomson and Friedrich Schiller, and also a prolific author of dramas and poems. The students are listed for each exam course, divided into ‘first year’ and ‘second year’. I can’t find any record of this publication [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Nightingale and Other Tales

      London: Grant and Griffith, 1847. 174pp. Published c1847, this is a rare example of one of the first English editions of Andersen. Illustrated throughout with both full page color plates and black and white illustrations within the text. Covers dust-soiled, and some light marks to pages. All edges gilt. . First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Good+.

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        Columbian Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. Volume VII (7) January - June 1847 and Volume VIII (8) July - December 1847

      New York: Ormsby & Hackett, 1847. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Includes the first printing of "The Domain of Arnheim" by Edgar Allan Poe on pages: 123 - 129. Both volumes are bound together in three-quarter green leather with marbled paper boards and gilt title to spine. Five raised bands ruled in gilt to spine. Rubbing to boards and wear to edges and corners of boards. The table of contents for each volume is bound in at the end of the volume. The title page for Volume VIII is not present. All eighteen plates present in volume seven, including six fashion plates of which three are colored. Fourteen of eighteen plates are present in volume eight, including six fashion plates. Foxing and occasional spots of soiling to interior. 284 pages; 286 pages. PER/011018.

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        Mansfield Park

      Richard Bentley, London 1847 - 11cm x 17.7cm brown publisher's cloth blind stamped to the front and rear boards and gilt stamped titles and 2/6 price to the spine. Rough cut edges, original yellow endpapers with a list of 117 Bentley's Standard Novels and Romances, Mansfield Park being No. 27, Engraved frontispiece, 424 pp. A very good plus edition, in original unrestored condition, clean and with bright clear gilt on the spine. There is rubbing to all spine corners, a 7mm section along the top edge of the spine head tip has rubbed through and there is a 2.3cm split at the top of the lower joint. There are 2 tiny holes of 2mm in the shoulders at the foot of the spine. There is a hint of a bruise to the bottom fore edge corner of the front board and the cloth on the corners is just rubbed through. Internally, the book is very good plus. There are no names or inscriptions and hardly any marks. There is a tiny 2mm mark at the foot of the front endpapers and small loss and a crease to the bottom margin of p149, which does not affect any text. A very scarce edition as Gilson states; 'The Standard Novels issues¿ were frequently reprinted but¿ so few of these reprints survive in libraries and even fewer in original condition.' This conforms to the 1847 edition in Sadlier No. 4 style mentioned in D7. If you would like any further information or images, please do not hesitate to ask. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        JOURNALISM] [CIVIL WAR] [MEXICAN WAR] [SCRAPBOOK] A scrapbook of news articles from the late winter and early spring of 1847, relating to freedom of speech and its relation to current events relating to the Mexican War

      [1847] 1847 - Quarto, 79 one-sided leaves of pasted-in articles. In a purpose-made scrapbook in 3/4 black morocco and marbled boards. In good condition only, with heavy wear to the edges of the boards, and front board partly detached, but holding. A fantastically focused scrapbook, almost completely filled with articles from late February through early March, all denouncing a Senate vote led by Whigs (with important help from Democratic Senators John C. Calhoun and David Levy Yulee) to censure Thomas Ritchie and expel him from the Senate floor. The articles are organized by state, and many are included here, including Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and a few others. Bears the ownership signature of John H. Leiter, Chief Bugler of the 163rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He writes in pencil: "Captured at Wilson's Landing, Va. June 18th, 1864." The "capture" he refers to is the notebook itself, as their regiment saw hardly any action, but held the rear while Grant marched on Richmond. Unit records indicate this regiment being at WIlson's Landing, VA on that date, and this "capture" strongly indicates that the scrapbooker himself was a Virginian in this area.Thomas Ritchie was the influential publisher of The Washington Union, a paper which strongly supported President Polk's efforts in the Mexican War. Ritchie, who was highly critical of the Senate's failure to support an expansion of the war, published a scathing anonymous editorial in his newspaper (possibly written by himself), that excoriated Congress for not taking up the cause of the Mexican War. Calhoun and others were growing tired of Ritchie's "insults," and expelled him and his journalists from the audience in the Senate chamber. This action is widely condemned by all of the newspapers included herein, each of which - from the most moderate to the most fiery - declare the action a violation of the First Amendment. Though the articles included here were deliberately cut out, there are a small handful of other interesting anectdotes included, such as a reference to an upcoming sale of "the largest lot of negroes ever offered in this market," in a Memphis, Tennessee newspaper called the Tri-weekly Appeal. Altogether a uniquely focused collection of articles and opinion pieces about a single moment in American history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chemische Untersuchung über das Fleisch und seine Zubereitung zum Nahrungsmittel.

      Heidelberg Winter 1847 - 8°. VIII, 116 S. Moderner Pappband im Stil der Zeit. Erste Buchausgabe seiner berühmten Abhandlung über die Herstellung des Fleischextrakts, die im gleichen Jahr in den Annalen der Chemie unter dem Titel "Über die Bestandteile der Flüssigkeit des Fleisches" (vgl. Paoloni 469) veröffentlicht wurde. - "Nachdem schon Napoleon I. in Ägypten Fleischextrakt als Stärkungsmittel für die Verwundeten gebraucht hatte. legt Liebig in seiner Arbeit über die Fleischflüssigkeit die Bedeutung der einzelnen Bestandteile des Fleisches für die Ernährung dar, und empfiehlt, das zahllose Vieh der großen Prärien Südamerikas der Fabrikation von Fleischextrakt nutzbar zu machen" (Darmstaedter). - Stellenweise gering fleckig. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Paoloni 487; Darmstaedter S. 498 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vollständiges etymologisch-chemisches Handwörterbuch, mit Berücksichtigung der Geschichte und Literatur der Chemie. Zugleich als synoptische Encyclopädie der gesammten Chemie. 2 Bände und Ergänzungshefte 1-2 (von 3) in 3 Bänden.

      München Palm -53 1847 - (22 x 14 cm). (2) 926 S./ 992 S./ (4) 184 S.; (4) 242 (1) S. Halbleinwandbände um 1900. Einzige Ausgabe eines seiner Hauptwerke, aus der Bibliothek von Richard Anschütz. - Wittstein (1810-1887) gründete und leitete in München eine chemische Unterrichtsanstalt. Er "entfaltete eine außergewöhnlich umfangreiche literarische Tätigkeit auf pharmazeutisch-chemischem. Gebiet" (Hein/Sch.). - Stempel auf Titel. Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Einbände leicht berieben. Gelenke von Band 1 leicht angeplatzt, sonst gut erhalten. 1857 erschien noch ein drittes Ergänzungsheft. - Poggendorff II, 1346; Hein/Schwarz II, 761

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        Ueber die Bestandtheile der Flüssigkeiten des Fleisches. 112 S. - Und: Liebig. Bemerkungen zu den vorstehenden Versuchen. 5 S. In: Annalen der Chemie und Pharmacie. Band 62.

      Heidelberg Winter 1847 - 8°. (8) 384 S. Mit 1 gefalteten lithographierten Tafel. Moderner Pappband. Aus der Bibliothek von B. Lepsius. - Zu I: In dieser außerordentlichen Abhandlung behauptet Liebig, dass die Nährstoffe des Fleisches nicht in den Muskelfasern sondern in den Muskelsäften enthalten sind und beim Kochen und Schmoren verloren gehen, wenn die Oberfläche nicht sehr schnell erhitzt wird. Beginnend mit einem historischen Überblick beschreibt er hier u.a. die folgenden Substanzen: Kreatin, Kreatinin, Sarkosin, Inosinsäure, Milchsäure etc. Er hat mit dieser umfangreichen Untersuchung die Kochbücher seiner Zeit sehr stark beeinflusst. Sie erschien im gleichen Jahr noch in Buchform (vgl. Paoloni 487) und wurde gleichzeitig ins Englische übersetzt (vgl. Paoloni 489). - Paoloni 469; Darmstaedter S. 498. - Zu II: Bemerkungen über einen Beitrag von Polstorff, in dem dieser über den Ernährungsprozess der Pflanzen schreibt. Er schließt mit einem Hinweis, den Feldertrag durch Zusatz von Mineraldünger zu steigern. - Paoloni 468. - Stempel auf Titel. Die letzten Blätter etwas gebräunt. - Der Band enthält weiter Arbeiten von Bolley, Strecker, Wöhler etc. und von R. Bunsen: Ueber den innern Zusammenhang der pseudovulkanischen Erscheinungen Islands. 59 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jane Eyre. An Autobiography

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co, 1847. First edition of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, a landmark in the history of the English novel, one of only five hundred copies. In 1846, the three Brontë sisters issued a slim collection of poems under newly assumed names: Currer Bell (Charlotte), Ellis Bell (Emily), and Acton Bell (Anne). The self-published volume of poetry sold only two copies, but prepared the way for an extraordinary series of novels in 1847: Charlotte's Jane Eyre, Emily's Wuthering Heights, and Anne's Agnes Grey, all published under the Bell pseudonyms. Jane Eyre was the breakthrough success of the three, going into a third edition by 1848, and sparking widespread debate over the true identity of the unknown "Currer Bell." In Jane Eyre, Brontë draws on the familiar conventions of the bildungsroman, the Gothic novel, and the marriage plot to create a new kind of heroine: "I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you." Jane's passionate insistence on her right to exist -- even though poor, orphaned, and plain -- became a touchstone for future writers and readers, rivalled only by Jane's problematic narrative foil, "the madwoman in the attic." A very good example of a classic of English literature, with none of the usual foxing, handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf. Three octavo volumes, modern green three-quarter crushed morocco, marbled cloth boards, raised bands, spines lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. All half-titles present, thirty-two pages of advertisements dated October 1847 (bound without publisher's catalogue fly-title) at rear of volume one, original brown publisher's cloth binding bound in at rear of each volume. Faint tidemark to lower margins of all three textblocks, and to upper right corner of textblock in Volume I. Tiny bumps to corners and spine ends, lower board of Volume III sunned along edge of spine.

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        The Flowers Personified: Being a Translation of Grandville's "Les Fleurs Animees"

      Martin, New York 1847 - 2 volumes. Extra illustrated title pages and 52 additional steel engraved plates, 50 with delicate hand coloring and featuring Grandville's delightful anthropomorphized plants, each protected with tissue. (4), iv, 3-278; 281-385, (4), 152, 8pp. Short 4to, handsomely bound in contemporary full red morocco with a floral gilt border on covers (spines a bit darkened with leather crackled; well-rubbed at joints and corners, but sound and attractive). New York: R. Martin, 1847. A very good copy, internally fine. 3 titles bound in 2 volumes: The Flowers Personified (385pp); Modern Botany for Ladies and Ladies' Horticulture (152pp); Supplement to the "Ladies' Botany" (8pp). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jane Eyre. An Autobiography

      Smith, Elder, and Co, London 1847 - First edition of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, a landmark in the history of the English novel, one of only five hundred copies. In 1846, the three Brontë sisters issued a slim collection of poems under newly assumed names: Currer Bell (Charlotte), Ellis Bell (Emily), and Acton Bell (Anne). The self-published volume of poetry sold only two copies, but prepared the way for an extraordinary series of novels in 1847: Charlotte's Jane Eyre, Emily's Wuthering Heights, and Anne's Agnes Grey, all published under the Bell pseudonyms. Jane Eyre was the breakthrough success of the three, going into a third edition by 1848, and sparking widespread debate over the true identity of the unknown "Currer Bell." In Jane Eyre, Brontë draws on the familiar conventions of the bildungsroman, the Gothic novel, and the marriage plot to create a new kind of heroine: "I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you." Jane's passionate insistence on her right to exist -- even though poor, orphaned, and plain -- became a touchstone for future writers and readers, rivalled only by Jane's problematic narrative foil, "the madwoman in the attic." A very good example of a classic of English literature, with none of the usual foxing, handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf. Three octavo volumes, modern green three-quarter crushed morocco, marbled cloth boards, raised bands, spines lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. All half-titles present, thirty-two pages of advertisements dated October 1847 (bound without publisher's catalogue fly-title) at rear of volume one, original brown publisher's cloth binding bound in at rear of each volume. Faint tidemark to lower margins of all three textblocks, and to upper right corner of textblock in Volume I. Tiny bumps to corners and spine ends, lower board of Volume III sunned along edge of spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM A SOLDIER WHO HELPED QUELL THE TAOS REVOLT]

      Bagus [i.e., Las Vegas], N.M., 1847. 4pp. Folio. Old folds. Minor losses at a few folds; light wear and soiling, heavier to final page. In a highly legible hand. About very good. An extremely rare soldier's letter describing the Anglo-American campaign to suppress the native revolt in New Mexico Territory during the Mexican-American War, centered in the town of Taos. The American Army marched into Mexican New Mexico in the summer of 1846, occupying Santa Fe without a struggle. There was a great deal of resentment about the invading Americans, and many native New Mexicans feared losing their land (quite a valid fear, in the end). Reacting to depredations by occupying U.S. forces, local Hispano-Americans and their Pueblo allies rose up in revolt in Taos, killing the newly- installed territorial governor, Charles Bent, together with other territorial officials in October 1846. The following day, a force of 500 attacked a mill outside Taos, killing more Anglo-Americans. In response, the U.S. Army organized an expedition from Santa Fe to quash the revolt. Although the U.S. Army, under the command of Col. Sterling Price, quickly suppressed the rebellion in Taos in January 1847, armed violence continued in other parts of the territory including Mora, where the author of this letter, Moses Gash, marched under the command of Capt. Israel R. Hendley and Jesse I. Morin. The force had been on a grazing expedition when they heard the news of the events in Taos. Approximately eighty men marched toward Mora, where they fought a pitched battle against the local rebels, resulting in a Mexican victory, and the death of Capt. Hendley. Gash calls Hendley "the most popular Cap[tain] in New Mexico," and offers a lengthy eyewitness account of his demise. As the Americans used the surrounding houses in Mora for cover as they attempted to take the fort: "Shannon and myself were in the Room an arrow was shot through at us a few minutes after Capt H came in to se[e] how the fire come own burning he stop[p]ed in front of the door I observed to him he was in danger of being shot through the door he turned around to look at that moment he was shot through he fell and asked me to help him out I cough[t] him by the left hand some other man a caught him by the other hand...he died in a few seconds." An interesting letter from this famous episode in the Mexican- American War.

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        [JOURNALISM] [CIVIL WAR] [MEXICAN WAR] [SCRAPBOOK] A scrapbook of news articles from the late winter and early spring of 1847, relating to freedom of speech and its relation to current events relating to the Mexican War

      [1847]. Hardcover. Good. Quarto, 79 one-sided leaves of pasted-in articles. In a purpose-made scrapbook in 3/4 black morocco and marbled boards. In good condition only, with heavy wear to the edges of the boards, and front board partly detached, but holding. A fantastically focused scrapbook, almost completely filled with articles from late February through early March, all denouncing a Senate vote led by Whigs (with important help from Democratic Senators John C. Calhoun and David Levy Yulee) to censure Thomas Ritchie and expel him from the Senate floor. The articles are organized by state, and many are included here, including Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and a few others. Bears the ownership signature of John H. Leiter, Chief Bugler of the 163rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He writes in pencil: "Captured at Wilson's Landing, Va. June 18th, 1864." The "capture" he refers to is the notebook itself, as their regiment saw hardly any action, but held the rear while Grant marched on Richmond. Unit records indicate this regiment being at WIlson's Landing, VA on that date, and this "capture" strongly indicates that the scrapbooker himself was a Virginian in this area. Thomas Ritchie was the influential publisher of The Washington Union, a paper which strongly supported President Polk's efforts in the Mexican War. Ritchie, who was highly critical of the Senate's failure to support an expansion of the war, published a scathing anonymous editorial in his newspaper (possibly written by himself), that excoriated Congress for not taking up the cause of the Mexican War. Calhoun and others were growing tired of Ritchie's "insults," and expelled him and his journalists from the audience in the Senate chamber. This action is widely condemned by all of the newspapers included herein, each of which - from the most moderate to the most fiery - declare the action a violation of the First Amendment. Though the articles included here were deliberately cut out, there are a small handful of other interesting anectdotes included, such as a reference to an upcoming sale of "the largest lot of negroes ever offered in this market," in a Memphis, Tennessee newspaper called the Tri-weekly Appeal. Altogether a uniquely focused collection of articles and opinion pieces about a single moment in American history.

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        Columbian Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine. Volume VII (7) January - June 1847 and Volume VIII (8) July - December 1847

      New York: Ormsby & Hackett, 1847. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Includes the first printing of "The Domain of Arnheim" by Edgar Allan Poe on pages: 123 - 129. Both volumes are bound together in three-quarter green leather with marbled paper boards and gilt title to spine. Five raised bands ruled in gilt to spine. Rubbing to boards and wear to edges and corners of boards. The table of contents for each volume is bound in at the end of the volume. The title page for Volume VIII is not present. All eighteen plates present in volume seven, including six fashion plates of which three are colored. Fourteen of eighteen plates are present in volume eight, including six fashion plates. Foxing and occasional spots of soiling to interior. 284 pages; 286 pages. PER/011018.

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        Das Königreich Hannover in malerischen Original-Ansichten seiner interessantesten Gegenden, merkwürdigsten Städte, Badeorte, Kirchen, Burgen, und sonstigen ausgezeichneten Baudenkmäler alter und neuer Zeit. 45 (von 48) Hefte in 22 losen Lieferungen + Supplementheft. Darmstadt, Lange, 1847. Mit gestoch. Titel u. über 130 (von 145) Stahlstichtafeln. 4°. OBrosch.-Hefte (angestaubt, mit Randläsionen, wenige Deckel lose).

      1847 - Mit Ansichten von Emden, Göttingen, Goslar, Hannover, Harburg, Hildesheim, Lüneburg, Osnabrück, Osterade u.a. Im Supplementheft 4 Ansichten von Frankfurt.- Etwas stockfleckig, in den Außenrändern einige kleine Randläsionen. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Malerisch-historische Schilderung der Neckargegenden von Mannheim bis Heilbronn. Mit 24 Stahlstichen (in Aquatinta von J. J. Tanner).

      H. J. Kessler (Varrentrapp'sche Sortiments-Buchhandlung), Frankfurt am Main 1847 - Titelbild, Titelblatt, 1 Blatt Verbesserungen, 110 S., 1 Blatt Anzeigen. Privater neuerer Pappband von ca. 1930 mit bedrucktem Papier-Rückenschildchen. Die herrlichen Tafeln mit Ansichten von Mannheim, Heidelberg (2), Stift Neuburg, Neckargemünd, Dilsberg, Neckarsteinach (2), Hirschhorn, Eberbach, Stolzeneck, Zwingenberg (2), Neckargerach, Hochhausen, Hornberg, Guttenberg, Horneck und Gundelsheim, Ehrenberg, Wimpfen, Neckarsulm, Weinsberg, Heilbronn und Lauffen. Der recht seltene Band erschien ursprünglich broschiert. Das Papier ist durchgängig leicht stockfleckig, das letzte Blatt mit Verlagsanzeigen von Engelmann in Heidelberg hat der Buchbinder am oberen wie unteren Blattrand mit einem farblich passendem Papierstreifen verstärkt. Insgesamt handelt es sich um ein gutes, ordentliches und vollständiges Exemplar mit nur geringen Gebrauchsspuren in einem geschmackvollen neueren privaten Einband. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        und Freunde der Astronomie, Geographie und Witterungskunde. (Später: Unterhaltungen im Gebiete der Astronomie, Geographie und Meteorologie). Hrsg. von G. A. Jahn. Jgg. 1-9 in 9 Bänden.

      Leipzig Hunger bzw Halle Schmidt -55 1847 - (22 x 13,5 cm). Mit Abbildungen, einigen Tafeln und zahlreichen Tabellen. Halblederbände der Zeit. Hier die ersten Jahrgänge dieser seltenen astronomischen Zeitschrift. U.a. mit zahlreichen Nekrologen, einem Verzeichnis der lebenden Astronomen, Optiker, Mechaniker etc., sowie Beiträgen zur Geschichte der Astronomie, über verschiedene Sonnenfinsternisse und Himmelsereignisse, chronologische astronomische Ereignisse, mehrere Sternwarten, diverse Kometen und Planetoiden, verschiedene wissenschaftliche Instrumente, einige astronomische Expeditionen etc. - Gestempelt. Vorsätze gebräunt. Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen. Mit Bibliotheksrückenschildern. - Kirchner 9566 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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