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         Memoir Respecting the Kaffirs, Hottentots, and Bosjemans, of South Africa

      1847 - [With] Original Matter contained in Lieut.-Colonel Sutherland's Memoir on the Kaffers, Hottentots, and Bosjemans, of South Africa, Heads 1st and 2nd. Commentaries and Notes on the Text Used in the Compilation of the Memoirs.First editions. 3 vols. 8vo. Two vols in contemporary half calf, gilt, slightly shelf worn, one vol in modern half calf, gilt, all 3 vols presented in uniform quarter morocco drop-back boxes. [viii], 432; [vi], 720; iv, 580pp. Cape Town, Pike & Philip, 1845, 1846, & Scarce. A very good set of Sutherland's two published works, Original Matters being an author's presentation copy: ?With Col Sutherland's best regards.? Sutherland, whilst on leave from India, travelled throughout the North-Eastern districts of South Africa compiling information from his own observations and from his discussions with the resident Agents. As a result he was able to put together ?a body of evidence. which may be of use to any person who may hereafter become the historian of the condition of the aborigines in South Africa.? (Mendelssohn). The Memoir is a ?valuable compilation based on Moodie's Records and the works of many of the early writers on South African matters.? The third volume, Original Matter ?eliminates much of the matter included in the Memoir, and contains some additions taken from the author's notes.? Mendelssohn II, pp453-4. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         ARGUMENT OF WILLIAM H. SEWARD, ON THE LAW OF CONGRESS CONCERNING THE RECAPTURE OF FUGITIVE SLAVES [wrapper title]

      Albany, 1847. 40pp. plus errata slip. Dbd., retaining original front printed wrapper. Minor dust-soiling to front wrapper, light edge wear. Mild foxing to a few leaves. Overall good plus. A rare Supreme Court argument against the Fugitive Slave Law, given before the Supreme Court by William H. Seward in 1847. The work is variously listed under its wrapper title, as we have it, or by the information on the titlepage, which reads, "In the Supreme Court of the United States, John Van Zandt, ad sectum Wharton Jones. Argument for the Defendant. By William H. Seward." Here, Seward represents the defendant, John Van Zandt of Ohio, who was sued by Wharton Jones of Kentucky, who claimed Van Zandt was harboring a fugitive slave who rightfully belonged to him. The text records Seward's argument in front of the Supreme Court, which he divides into four points. In the first two points, Seward argues specific aspects of the case before him. In Seward's last two points, he challenges the Constitutionality of the 1793 Fugitive Slave Act itself. The titles of points three and four are, respectively, "The Law of 1793 is in Conflict with the Ordinance for the Government of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio, passed in 1787, and is therefore void" and "The Law of 1793, so far as its provisions affect the questions now before the Court, is Unconstitutional and Void." William H. Seward was a prominent lawyer from New York, and served as governor of the state from 1839 to 1842. He later served as the Senator for New York, 1849-1861 before serving as President Lincoln's Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869. In-between his governorship of New York and serving in the Senate, Seward continued to practice law, and the present work concerns one of his more notable cases during that time. Seward and his wife, Frances, were ardent abolitionists who participated in the Underground Railroad, opening their home in Auburn, N.Y. to escaped slaves. This earlier case, in which Seward argues not only against enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act, but against its very existence, is consistent with his later activities against slavery itself. Salmon P. Chase had represented Van Zandt in this case at the circuit level. Chase was unable to travel to Washington, however, to argue the case in front of the Supreme Court. Chase employed Seward to present his brief to the court, entitled RECLAMATION OF FUGITIVES FROM SERVICE, along with Seward's own argument, represented in the present work. "Seward's brief is almost devoid of the antislavery arguments offered by Chase. He is somewhat more legalistic and much briefer in his points and citations" - Finkelman. Scarce in institutions, and rather rare in the marketplace. DUMOND, p.101. FINKELMAN, pp.70-75. SABIN 79504.

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         Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Arctic Ocean.

      London: George Routledge, 1847.. RARE. Two volumes bound as one. Crown octavo, pp.xvi, 312; pp.viii, 321 [3]. In a secondary binding, lacking the frontispiece of the approach to Artillery Lake, and a title page for vol. II. With two illustrated plates. In contemporary blue leather-effect cloth with gilt titles to spine. Title page quite heavily browned. Black ink ownership inscription to title page. Spine head pulled away, taking a further inch from the top of the spine with it. Spine sunned; joints rubbed. Fair overall. First published in 1836, this is an account of the expedition formed to discover the fate of the Second Ross Expedition, which set out in 1829. Since the Ross Expedition had already returned by the time Captain Back set out in 1833, several seasons were spent exclusively on further exploration. In addition to Captain Back's own account of the voyage, this account by the ship's surgeon appeared the year after their return. A rare book in any condition.

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         Tales from Denmark. Tanslated by Charles Boner.

      2nd. ed. kl.-8. ca. 400 nn. S. Mit 42 Textholzst. u. 8 lith. Tontaf. v. Franz v. POCCI. Ln. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Kl. Randeinriß am Tit. Stellenw. leicht fleckig. Dreyer 205 - Die Erstausgabe erschien 1847.

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         ARGUMENT OF WILLIAM H. SEWARD, ON THE LAW OF CONGRESS CONCERNING THE RECAPTURE OF FUGITIVE SLAVES [wrapper title]

      Albany, 1847. 40pp. plus errata slip. Dbd., retaining original front printed wrapper. Minor dust-soiling to front wrapper, light edge wear. Mild foxing to a few leaves. Overall good plus. A rare Supreme Court argument against the Fugitive Slave Law, given before the Supreme Court by William H. Seward in 1847. The work is variously listed under its wrapper title, as we have it, or by the information on the titlepage, which reads, "In the Supreme Court of the United States, John Van Zandt, ad sectum Wharton Jones. Argument for the Defendant. By William H. Seward." Here, Seward represents the defendant, John Van Zandt of Ohio, who was sued by Wharton Jones of Kentucky, who claimed Van Zandt was harboring a fugitive slave who rightfully belonged to him. The text records Seward's argument in front of the Supreme Court, which he divides into four points. In the first two points, Seward argues specific aspects of the case before him. In Seward's last two points, he challenges the Constitutionality of the 1793 Fugitive Slave Act itself. The titles of points three and four are, respectively, "The Law of 1793 is in Conflict with the Ordinance for the Government of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio, passed in 1787, and is therefore void" and "The Law of 1793, so far as its provisions affect the questions now before the Court, is Unconstitutional and Void." William H. Seward was a prominent lawyer from New York, and served as governor of the state from 1839 to 1842. He later served as the Senator for New York, 1849-1861 before serving as President Lincoln's Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869. In-between his governorship of New York and serving in the Senate, Seward continued to practice law, and the present work concerns one of his more notable cases during that time. Seward and his wife, Frances, were ardent abolitionists who participated in the Underground Railroad, opening their home in Auburn, N.Y. to escaped slaves. This earlier case, in which Seward argues not only against enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act, but against its very existence, is consistent with his later activities against slavery itself. Salmon P. Chase had represented Van Zandt in this case at the circuit level. Chase was unable to travel to Washington, however, to argue the case in front of the Supreme Court. Chase employed Seward to present his brief to the court, entitled RECLAMATION OF FUGITIVES FROM SERVICE, along with Seward's own argument, represented in the present work. "Seward's brief is almost devoid of the antislavery arguments offered by Chase. He is somewhat more legalistic and much briefer in his points and citations" - Finkelman. Scarce in institutions, and rather rare in the marketplace. DUMOND, p.101. FINKELMAN, pp.70-75. SABIN 79504.

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         A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions,During the Years 1839-43

      1847 - First edition, first issue. 2 vols. 8 sepia lithographs (including a folding panorama), 8 charts (3 of these folding, 2 very large), & 18 engraved vignettes. 8vo. Good original cloth, gilt, spines a little darkened, recased. liii, 366; xi, 447, 16ads. (dated January 1847). London, John Murray, This copy from the collection of Kenneth Athol Webster, with his discreet book stamp to the rear free endpaper. Rosove dates the various issues through the dated advert leaves. January 1847 denotes the first issue. Rosove. 276;Ferguson, 4636. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         George Pickett

      1847. Partly Printed Manuscript Document Signed by four 8th Regiment soldiers Sgt. Maj. "Theo Fink," Quarter Master Sgt. "Levi Woodbury," P. Mus. "H. S. Reed," and Thos. Muir "his X mark", 1p, 16" x 10.5", 1847. All four signatures witnessed by "Theo Fink." Headed "WE, the undersigned Non-commissioned Officers, Artificers, Musicians, and Privates, of the Non Commissioned Staff, 8 Infy, do hereby acknowledge to have received of Lieut. Geo. E. Pickett, A. Adjt. 8 Infy, the several articles of Clothing set opposite our respective names." Completed in manuscript. Folded. Minor nicks at edges. Mounting remnants on verso. Fine condition.Clothing variously received include "Privates' Wool Jackets," "Private's Wool Overalls," "Flannel Shorts," "Private's Cotton Shirts," and "Stockings," with a handwritten notation: "The Articles (*) thus marked are issued gratuitously." Those marked are a total of 4 "Boots, pairs of" and 2 "Blankets."Second Lieutenant George E. Pickett was transferred to the 8th Infantry, July 18, 1847, and was brevetted First Lieutenant, August 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico. On September 13, 1847, Pickett was brevetted Captain for Gallant Conduct at Chapultepec, Mexico. Pickett was also variously Regimental Quartermaster and Assistant Adjutant for the 8th Regiment.From nps.gov: "Theodore Fink. A German immigrant, Lieutenant Fink enlisted in the 8th Infantry in 1841 and worked his way up from the ranks. While sergeant major of the regiment in 1848, he was commissioned Second lieutenant and by 1859, when he commanded Fort Davis (Texas), he was a first lieutenant. Promoted to captain in 1860, he died in 1861."

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         Jane Eyre

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1847. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. 8vo. Late 20th-century dark green crushed morocco by Bayntun (Rieviere), ruled and lettered in gilt, raised bands, gilt top stain, wide turn-ins decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers. Three volumes housed in green cloth slipcase. Half-titles present, lacking ads. pp.[iv], 304; [iv], 304; [iv], 311, [1]. Near Fine. Minor scuff to leather of volumes II and III, half-title and title pages of III guarded. Previous owner bookplate loosely attached in volume I. Unusually fresh and clean internally. The first published novel by the Bronte sisters, credited with revolutionizing literature and even by one recent writer with no less than inventing the modern self. One of only approximately 500 copies printed. Parrish pp. 87-88. Smith 2.

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         OMOO: A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH SEAS

      New York: Harper & Brothers; London: John Murray, 1847. First American Edition. A South Seas adventure based on the author's own experiences, "Omoo" cemented Melville's status as an adventure writer, but was his last successful work during his lifetime. According to ANB, "with 'Typee' and 'Omoo' Melville seized the imagination of readers of English throughout the world. He was a modern Robinson Crusoe, who even skeptical Britons finally decided was a genuine adventurer. . . . [these] first two books, the basis of [Melville's] reputation, remained in print throughout his lifetime, distributed worldwide as part of John Murray's Home and Colonial Library." "Omoo" was first printed by the London publisher Murray, who had taken a chance on the overtly sexual "Typee," which Harper Brothers had rejected. This frank sexuality did shock the public, but it also drove sales, and Harper Brothers leapt at the chance to publish this sequel. Melville was established both as a sex symbol and as an author worthy to be mentioned in the same breath as the greatest American writer of the day, Nathaniel Hawthorne, who became a friend and mentor. Tragically, the work now regarded as Melville's masterpiece, "Moby-Dick," was disappointing to a public hoping for more racy, raucous exploits, and Melville's career never recovered. Only in the 20th century was he returned to his place beside Hawthorne in the American literary pantheon.. 190 x 122 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 7/8"). xv, [i], 17-389 pp., [xv]-xxiii, 16 pp. (ads). With the half title. First American Edition. Modern three-quarter maroon morocco over red buckram, raised bands flanked by gilt and blind rules, spine panels with gilt centerpiece. With frontispiece map of the South Pacific. Front flyleaf and p. 159 with ink signature of Alfred C. Clark; title page with "Churchill" written in pencil at head. BAL 13656. Occasional mild foxing or corner creases, but an excellent copy, with clean, fresh, and bright text in an unworn binding.A South Seas adventure based on the author's own experiences, "Omoo" cemented Melville's status as an adventure writer, but was his last successful work during his lifetime. According to ANB, "with 'Typee' and 'Omoo' Melville seized the imagination of readers of English throughout the world. He was a modern Robinson Crusoe, who even skeptical Britons finally decided was a genuine adventurer. . . . [these] first two books, the basis of [Melville's] reputation, remained in print throughout his lifetime, distributed worldwide as part of John Murray's Home and Colonial Library." "Omoo" was first printed by the London publisher Murray, who had taken a chance on the overtly sexual "Typee," which Harper Brothers had rejected. This frank sexuality did shock the public, but it also drove sales, and Harper Brothers leapt at the chance to publish this sequel. Melville was established both as a sex symbol and as an author worthy to be mentioned in the same breath as the greatest American writer of the day, Nathaniel Hawthorne, who became a friend and mentor. Tragically, the work now regarded as Melville's masterpiece, "Moby-Dick," was disappointing to a public hoping for more racy, raucous exploits, and Melville's career never recovered. Only in the 20th century was he returned to his place beside Hawthorne in the American literary pantheon.

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         Voyage aux sources du Rio de S. Francisco et dans la province de Goyaz

      Arthus Betrand-1848, Paris 1847 - ____ Première édition. Le botaniste Auguste de Saint-Hilaire séjourna 6 ans au Brésil et en ramena 24 000 espèces de plantes. Ces volumes ont été publiés dans la collection "Voyages dans l'intérieur du Brésil". *-------*. 2 volumes In-8. Collation : (4), 380 pp. / XV, 349 pp., (2) Demi-cuir brun. (Reliure moderne.).

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         Lake Superior Mining Company

      1847-1848. Michigan's Upper Peninsula was rich in mineral deposits, primarily copper and iron, which were discovered on the 1840s. The Upper Peninsula's mines would eventually produce more mineral wealth than the California Gold Rush, especially after shipping was simplified with the opening of the Soo Locks in 1855 and docks in Marquette in 1859. The Upper Peninsula supplied 90% of America's copper by the 1860s. It would be the largest supplier of iron ore by the 1890s. The Lake Superior Copper Company was the first company to actually produce copper in the Lake Superior region. The archive consists of thirty-six (36) pieces: Notably a Broadside, 16½" x 21" headed "By The President of the United States. In pursuance of an act of Congress approved on the 1st day of March, 1847, establishing "a land office in the Northern part of Michigan, and to provide for the sale of mineral lands in the State of Michigan. The Broadside continues with all the associated legal requirements and is signed in type by President James Polk; an attractive manuscript map showing the Isle Royal on the shore of Lake Superior with identified tracts of land; two partly-printed pay receipts, each with an engraving of the "Inventors of Printing in the left margin; a Printed letter of Richard M. Young, Land Commissioner with instructions to Land Officers at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; an analysis of copper and silver on illustrated letterhead from Robert Longman, a "sweep smelter and refiner" dated at Brooklyn, 1846; plus five (5) letters written to the Lake Superior Copper Company, from February 1847 to March 1848, primarily one page and mostly discussing small stock transactions; with twenty (20) letters written between 1844-1846 discussing the mineral rights of the area; plus nine (9) miscellaneous related documents concerning insurance, leases, receipts, etc…" A fascinating lot worthy of further research. Mostly fine or better.

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         Double Broadside for Johann Strauss I and Johann Nestroy.

      Fine. Double Broadside for Johann Strauss I and Johann Nestroy. 23 cm x 37 cm. Johann Nestroy appears in his own farce with song, Einen Jux will er sich Machen, as Weinberl, ein handlungsdiener, February 13, 1847, at the Leopoldstadt Theater for the 102nd time. Johann Strauss I, or Johann Strauss the Elder (1804 1849), Kapellmeister of the first Bürger-regiment, is announced as appearing in three final performances at the Sofien-Bad-Saales in 1847. Two broadsides -- still joined on one sheet -- of two of nineteenth century Viennas most famous performers. Conserved and matted. Fine.Einen Jux will er sich Machen (1842) is the farce-with-song on which Thornton Wilder based both of his versions of Nestroys farce. The first version was The Merchant of Yonkers, and the second was The Matchmaker (1938). The latter was adapted by Michael Stewart into his book Hello, Dolly!

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         LETTERS ON THE MASONIC INSTITUTION

      T. R. Martin, Boston 1847 - Adams was the sixth president of the United States. After serving a single term as president, he was elected to the House of Representatives for nine consecutive terms. While serving in the House, Adams ran an unsuccessful campaign for Governor of Massachusetts in 1833 as a candidate of the Anti-Masonic Party (formed in 1828). Letters on the Masonic Institution was published shortly before Adams' death in 1848 at the age of 80. Excerpt: "It is now twenty years since there sprung up in the United States an earnest and at times a vehement discussion, of the nature and effect of the bond entered into by those citizens who join the society of Free and Accepted Masons. The excitement which arose in consequence of the disclosures then made, had the effect, at least for a time, if not permanently, to check the further spread of that association. The legislative power of some of the States was invoked, and at last actually interposed, to prevent the administration of extra-judicial oaths, including of course all such as were constantly taken in the Masonic Order. This was the furthest point which the opposition ever reached." Bound in embossed black cloth, black spine with gilt lettering. Image at left is of the title page. 284 pages. 8vo., 284pp.; VG-; bound in embossed black cloth, black spine with gilt lettering; bumping to corners; what appears to be bookworm marks on the hinges and spine, does not impact text; top edge of head and lower edge of tail missing; mild scattered foxing; inscription dated 1853 on ffep; shelved case 1. Dupont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Notebook of Medical Remedies (Receipts Book)

      1847-1864 1847 - Oblong, 13 by 21.5 cm. Handwritten medical recipes and concoctions, both human and some equine. A total of 59 pages of text, starting at both ends of the book, with many blanks in between -- over 100 blank pages. Ten pages starting at the front are just notations for the receipt of funds; these are helpful in terms of dating and location. The other end is entirely recipes, and thus of far greater interest in terms of content. Recipes are for such things as purgative horse balls, Golan tincture, Breed's Bitter Tincture, a cure for Rheumatism, a treatment for Rheumatism of horses, balms for scratches, medicines for fever, cholera, Scarlet Fever, ague, and Pink Eye; a stomach bitter, a treatment for dysentery, a tooth powder, cough mixtures and syrups, and on and on. With pills, powders, syrups, creams, oils, teas, etc. Unusual concoctions include McNair's Blister and other blisters. All written in a neat, near calligraphic hand. Heavy wear to the cover. Some scattered soiling. Marbled endpapers.

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         Memoir Respecting the Kaffirs Hottentots and Bosjemans of South Africa

      [With] Original Matter contained in Lieut.-Colonel Sutherland's Memoir on the Kaffers, Hottentots, and Bosjemans, of South Africa, Heads 1st and 2nd. Commentaries and Notes on the Text Used in the Compilation of the Memoirs.First editions. 3 vols. 8vo. Two vols in contemporary half calf, gilt, slightly shelf worn, one vol in modern half calf, gilt, all 3 vols presented in uniform quarter morocco drop-back boxes. [viii], 432; [vi], 720; iv, 580pp. Cape Town, Pike & Philip, 1845, 1846, &

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         Atlas Classique et Universel de géographie ancienne et moderne contenant les Découvertes et les Divisions les plus Nouvelles dans les cinq parties du monde pour servir à la Lecture des Voyages, des Ouvrages Historiques et des meilleurs traités de géographie. Publié par J. Andriveau-Goujon. Adopté par le Ministre de la Guerre pour les Bibliothèques régimentaires. Nouvelle édition.

      A Paris: Chez l'Editeur [Andriveau Goujon] 1847 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo A. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type A. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type A].- // (515x352mm); Portada e índice grabados con orla, 37 mapas grabados coloreados a mano (numerados 6 a 42), 34 a doble página (656x515mm., huella más habitual 535x420mm.), 1 compuesto y plegado (Suisse, grabados 24 y 25, 813x515mm) y 1 plegado (Algérie, 813x515mm.).? Etiqueta editorial en plano delantero: Atlas classique & universel de géographie ancienne et moderne publié par J. Andriveau-Goujon.- // Encuadernación original en media piel verde y papel marmoleado; lomo decorado con filetes y grecas doradas y tejuelo grabado. Lomo, charnelas y cantos rozados; puntas quebradas; dos rasgaduras en margen inferior de grabados 30 y 31 sin pérdida ni afección.- // Proc.: De la biblioteca del Château de La Chaux.- // El nombre de J. Andriveau-Goujon es una denominación empresarial adoptada después de que J. Andriveau, casado con la hija del editor y comerciante de mapas Jean Goujon, se hiciese cargo del negocio de su suegro en la parisina rue du Bac a mediados de la década de 1820. Sin embargo fue el hijo de éste, Gilbert-G.-B. Andriveau, quien en la década de 1830 daría el impulso al negocio: como editores, impresores y libreros, se dedicaron exclusivamente a la geografía, los Atlas y los libros de viajes(1). A su vez, a Gilbert le sucedió su hijo Eugène en 1858, manteniendo una misma línea comercial que sólo se vería laterada a finales de siglo, cuando Henry Barrière compró la empresa, ampliando el uso del formato 'atlas', con la combinación del microscopio y la fotografía, a un terreno bien diferente del geográfico: la microbiología.En lo cartográfico, la casa Andriveau-Goujon disponía de una cartera de mapas que iba ampliando y actualizando continuamente de manera que, cuando disponían de uno nuevo (novedoso o recién actualizado), ese reemplazaba al considerado obsoleto que desaparecía de la cartera y dejaba de imprimirse. Los mapas disponibles los ofrecían recopilados en tres modelos diferentes de Atlas que encuadernaban en función de la demanda, de tal manera que, salvo en ocasiones muy concretas en las que consideraban que abrían un nuevo ciclo, los publicaban sin fecha de edición. Así, para saber cuándo tuvo lugar la composición de cada volumen concreto hay que acudir a la fecha del mapa más reciente que contenga.La denominación de Atlas Classique et Universel de Géographie Ancienne et Moderne era común, no sólo a los tres tipos de Atlas que se producían en Andriveau-Goujon, sino a todos los editores especializados, que venían empleándola al menos desde 1812 como denominación estandar del producto en el mercado por ser el nombre requerido para los atlas que quisieran verse homologados para su empleo en los centros educativos escolares y universitarios, de formación de militares y en acuartelamientos.El primero de los tres tipos de Atlas estandarizados producidos por Gilbert Andriveau-Goujon fue, a partir de agosto de 1835, el Atlas classique et universel de géographie ancienne et moderne : contenant les decouvertes et les divisions les plus nouvelles dans les cinq parties du monde pour servir a la lecture des voyages, des ouvrages historiques et des meilleurs traites de geographie, con 33 mapas, que al verse aprobado por el Ministerio de la guerra en 1837 pasó a llevar la leyenda 'Adopté par le Ministre de la Guerre pour les bibliothèques régimentaires' Con posterioridad tuvo otras dos ediciones: en 1847, con la mención de Nouvelle édition, con un máximo de 45 mapas y en 1850.El segundo de los tipos de Atlas que produjeron fue el Atlas elementaire simplifié de Geographi ancienne et moderne E. Soulier de Sauve & J. Andriveau, Approuve par le Conseil royal de l'Universite de France, editado también a partir de 1835 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Voyage au Pole Sud: atlas hydrographique

      1847 - First edition. Engraved title and list of 57 numbered engravedmaps (39 of them double-page, some with vignettes). Elephant folio (690 by 520mm). Contemporary quarter calf and marbled papered boards, lettered in gilt on the spine; corners worn, both joints partially cracked, spine dulled and a little stained, with minor loss to the head and foot; light stains to the blank bottom margin of one map, and slight loss to the blank bottom corner of two consecutive maps, with these minor blemishes well clear of the printed surfaces; overall, the contents are in fine condition. Paris, Dumont d'Urville was a veteran of several Pacific explorations. He served under Duperrey aboard the Coquille and later commanded the Astrolabe on its first mission in the South Seas. The instructions for the second mission required an investigation inside the Antarctic Circle and the Captain was asked to establish as far as possible the extent, if any, of any land within. The Astrolabe and the Zelee made two attempts: first in 1838, where they reach 64° South but could not break the ice pack, and then again in early 1840 where they discovered Adelie Land. In between, Dumont d'Urville continued to explore the Pacific, visiting the Marquesas, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Guam, Fiji, New Guinea, Borneo, New Zealand, Tasmania and the Northern Territory. The official account was published in twenty-three text volumes and five atlases. The hydrographical atlases to the Grands Voyages are scarcer than the Historical and Natural equivalent volumes. Howgego II, D35; Rosove, 107-4-A1 ?Rare?. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         RECITS DE LA CAPTIVITE DE L'EMPEREUR NAPOLEON A SAINTE-HELENE, PAR M. LE GENERAL MONTHOLON, COMPAGNON DE SA CAPTIVITE ET SON PREMIER EXECUTEUR TESTAMENTAIRE.

      PAULIN, LIBRAIRE-EDITEUR. 1847 - 2 TOMES IN-8 (14,5 X 23,5 X 5,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + CXII + 476 ET (4) + 579 PAGES, RELIURE D?EPOQUE 1/2 VEAU VIOLINE, DOS LISSE ORNE DE FILETS DORES. AVEC 2 PLANS ET UN TABLEAU REPLIE. EDITION ORIGINALE. EX-LIBRIS ARMORIE DE LA BIBLIOTHEQUE DE M. DE BARANTE. "CES RECITS ONT ETE LES PREMIERS A DONNER UN TABLEAU COMPLET DE LA CAPTIVITE DE NAPOLEON A SAINTE-HELENE, DE L'ARRIVEE DANS L'ILE A LA MORT DE L'EMPEREUR". (TULARD. 1056). LES DOS ONT UNIFORMEMENT VIRE AU VERT, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE DE CES RARES MEMOIRES, D'UNE TRES BONNE PROVENANCE. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The New Seaman's Guide and Coaster's Companion: containing in Part I. Complete Sailing Directions for Ships, Both Outward and Homeward Bound through the River Thames.British and Bristol Channels Part II. For the Navigation of St. George’s and the North Channels Part III. For the Northern Navigation Part IV. A New Table of Magnetic Bearings Coasts of Great Britain and Ireland, France, Flanders,Holland &c To which are subjoined, copious tables of latitudes and longitudes . also new tables of the sun's declination from 1847 to 1862 &c. Improved from the original work of Mr. J. Chandler by J. W. Norie The twentifourth edition of the work, Revised and Corrected by J. S. Hobbs.

      London: Printed for Charles Wilson, 1847 - Oblong 8vo (5½” x 8½”), pp. xxxii, 451, (1) adv, engraved frontispiece dated 1847, 2 full page maps dated 1843 & 1844. Original tan sail cloth, all edges yellow. Provenance: Engraved bookplate of the Earl of Normanton on the front pastedown. Near fine clean fresh copy with light wear to cloth edges & extremities. Some offset from frontispiece to title. Sheets clean, unmarked, complete. H7682 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Grammar of the Mpongwe language with vocabularies

      First edition. Two folding tables on very thin paper. 8vo. Publisher's marbled boards with original paper label, rebacked, ex-library copy with stamps, old shelving label clumsily removed from front free endpaper. 94pp. New York, Snowden & Prall,

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         Nouvelles études et expériences sur les Glaciers actuels (Parte I unica mai pubblicata del "Systeme Glaciaire"). Atlas.

      Paris, Masson, 1847. in-folio (mm 485x340), 9 litografie ( I-IX di cui 1 a colori e due a doppia pagina) e 3 litografie a colori di C. Castan (num A-C), brossura editoriale in mezza tela verde, fregi e titolo entro cornice al piatto anteriore, al centro di quello posteriore motto "Alere Flamma" (lievi tracce d'usura e qualche macchia). Le planches sono vedute, spaccati e tavole tecniche interamente dedicate al ghiacciaio dell'Aar. Questo rarissimo Album è il risultato degli studi che Agassiz compì sulle Alpi bernesi, dove costruì una capanna e vi abitò per un po' di tempo per avere la possibilità di compiere delle ricerche sulla conformazione e sui movimenti del ghiaccio. Parte delle sue osservazioni confluirono nel 1840 negli "Etudes sur les glaciers", di cui il presente Album è evidentemente una integrazione. La sua estrema rarità, di gran lunga superiore a quella degli Etudes, è dovuta al fatto che l'autore, mentre l'opera era in fase di pubblicazione, partì definitivamente per gli Stati Uniti e non fece mai più ritorno in Europa. Agassiz quindi non potè più seguirne la stampa, la diffusione e il completamento editoriale (essendo questa una "première partie") rendendo questo Album quasi introvabile. In perfetto stato di conservazione, assai fresco.. Perret 0020..

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         THE PRIZE CARTOONS; being the Eleven Designs to which the Premiums were Awarded by the Royal Commissioners on the Fine Arts in the year 1843.

      London. Longman, Brown. (1847) - Large folio 26 x 19 1/2 inches. Title, dedication, 2 pages, list of plates and 11 LARGE LITHOGRAPH PLATES. Some spotting. A subscriber's copy with a label on the endpaper saying Prints number 19 - E. N. Hurt with his book plate. LEATHER BOUND IN A MAGNIFICENT THREE QUARTERS BURGUNDY MOROCCO gilt spine, lettered directly with gilt roll tool decoration to the sides and marbled boards. Binding in fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Narrative of the Surveying Voyage of H.M.S. Fly, commanded by Captain F.P. Blackwood, R.N. in Torres Strait, New Guinea, and other islands of the Eastern Archipelago.

      T. & W. Boone, London 1847 - Two volumes, octavo, two folding maps and 19 plates, three line-engraved views, and four natural history plates, textual illustrations, with various publisher's advertisements including for Leichhardt & Stokes; a very attractive set in the original and unfaded blue-grey blind-stamped cloth. First edition: a very good copy, its original binding in fine condition, of this important surveying voyage of coastal Australia. Jukes' account is particularly significant for his description of the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Torres Strait, and includes an impressively detailed map of the north-east coast from Endeavour River north to New Guinea.The Fly, Captain Blackwood, sailed from Falmouth on 11 April 1842 with the cutter Bramble. Jukes sailed as naturalist to the expedition, and with his captain's consent wrote the official narrative. The survey of Torres Strait and of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the various New Guinea explorations, were all of great importance. The proper scientific understanding of the Barrier Reef could not begin until the completion of the survey, which Jukes charted for the first time in detail. Jukes' own close examination of the Reef was also significant, and his chapter on the subject 'is an invaluable record. His observations strongly supported Darwin's theory of the formation of coral reefs?' (Davidson). Indeed, Jukes' interest in coral formation is neatly summarised by the account's terrific opening line, 'I landed for the first time in my life on a coral island.'Ingleton notes: 'the Admiralty decided in 1841 to have the Great Barrier Reefs explored and to have the gaps surveyed in order that some means might be devised for marking the most eligible of these openings, in order that they could be recognised in due time and passed through in comparative safety? The expedition was noteworthy for being the first to be despatched to Australia on a purely surveying mission?' (Charting a Continent, pp. 61-66).Twelve of the plates are notably fine aquatints by Harden S. Melville, who published his own illustrated work on the voyage (Sketches in Australia and the Adjacent Islands, 1849). Provenance: Private collection (Australia). Some very light spotting but in fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839-43

      London: John Murray, 1847. A good set, skilfully reset in its original cloth bindings; old owner's name abraded from front pastedowns.. Octavo, two volumes, with a total of eight lithographic plates (including frontispieces), eight maps (three folding), and chapter titles with attractive steel-engraved vignettes after sketches by Hooker; original dark blue-green grained cloth, ship vignette in gilt on front covers and a capstan design in blind on rear covers. First edition. Ross's account of his two voyages in the Erebus and Terror is 'one of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration' (Hill). In the course of the expedition Ross reached the highest latitude yet attained, determined the position of the Magnetic Pole and travelled within 160 miles of it. Ross was accompanied by the eminent botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker who contributed significantly to the study of Australian flora and later became a loyal friend of Charles Darwin; Hooker contributed many illustrations to the present volume. Of special interest is a large and dramatic folding lithograph of the Antarctic ice shelf, executed with a sense of scale dwarfing the vessels Erebus and Terror. This wonderful plate is followed by a large and finely engraved folding chart of the ice shelf marked with the surveys of Ross' expedition and the United States Exploring expedition under Captain Wilkes.The Antarctic bibliographer Michael Rosove notes that the publisher, John Murray, continued to issue the first edition for many years with the advertisements at the rear of the second volume updated as further copies were sent for binding and distribution to booksellers. The advertisements for this set are dated January 1847, indicating its earliest issue. Provenance: Private collection (Australia)

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         Voyage aux sources du Rio de S. Francisco et dans la province de Goyaz.

      Paris, Arthus Betrand, 1847-1848. ____ Première édition. Le botaniste Auguste de Saint-Hilaire séjourna 6 ans au Brésil et en ramena 24 000 espèces de plantes. Ces volumes ont été publiés dans la collection "Voyages dans l'intérieur du Brésil". *-------*. 2 volumes In-8. Collation : (4), 380 pp. / XV, 349 pp., (2) Demi-cuir brun. (Reliure moderne.).

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         Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life. During a Four Months' Residence in a Valley of the Marquesas; the Revised Edition, with a Sequel. Part I.

      New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1847.(). 8vo., 307 pp., Very Good, Grey Cloth, with sun-staining, rubbing, minor stains, & edge wear on covers; marginal foxing throughout, ink blotches, & staining in text block; staining on end papers & edges of text block; some pencil scribbles on end papers; splitting along gutters of front end papers; some pages of text slightly torn at edges; corners and spine worn; shelf wear. Illustrated. Provenance: John Ruyle; previous owner's dated signature on half title and a couple of pages of text. Fourth Printing (cloth only). Mylar Jacket.

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         LETTERS ON THE MASONIC INSTITUTION

      Boston: T. R. Martin, 1847. Adams was the sixth president of the United States. After serving a single term as president, he was elected to the House of Representatives for nine consecutive terms. While serving in the House, Adams ran an unsuccessful campaign for Governor of Massachusetts in 1833 as a candidate of the Anti-Masonic Party (formed in 1828). Letters on the Masonic Institution was published shortly before Adams' death in 1848 at the age of 80. Excerpt: "It is now twenty years since there sprung up in the United States an earnest and at times a vehement discussion, of the nature and effect of the bond entered into by those citizens who join the society of Free and Accepted Masons. The excitement which arose in consequence of the disclosures then made, had the effect, at least for a time, if not permanently, to check the further spread of that association. The legislative power of some of the States was invoked, and at last actually interposed, to prevent the administration of extra-judicial oaths, including of course all such as were constantly taken in the Masonic Order. This was the furthest point which the opposition ever reached." Bound in embossed black cloth, black spine with gilt lettering. Image at left is of the title page. 284 pages.8vo., 284pp.; VG-; bound in embossed black cloth, black spine with gilt lettering; bumping to corners; what appears to be bookworm marks on the hinges and spine, does not impact text; top edge of head and lower edge of tail missing; mild scattered foxing; inscription dated 1853 on ffep; shelved case 1. Dupont.

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         The mathematical analysis of logic, being an essay towards a calculus of deductive reasoning.

      Macmillan, Barclay & Macmillan, Cambridge 1847 - First edition, very rare in commerce, of Boole?s first book, the birth of modern symbolic logic and the first presentation of ?Boolean algebra? ? this is the copy of the great economist John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946). ?Boole?s work also contains what Bertrand Russell called the greatest discovery of the nineteenth century: the nature of pure mathematics? (OOC). ?Self-taught mathematician George Boole (1815?1864) published a pamphlet in 1847 ? The Mathematical Analysis of Logic ? that launched him into history as one of the nineteenth century?s most original thinkers? (Introduction to the CUP reprint). This copy is interleaved throughout and has many pencil annotations, both in the text itself and on the inserted blanks. We have not been able to determine who was responsible for the annotations, but they may derive, at least in part, from annotations made by Boole who prepared at least two interleaved copies himself (see below). ?The Mathematical Analysis of Logic marks the beginning of symbolic logic in the modern sense. Boole showed that classical logic was actually a branch of mathematics which gave rise to a hitherto unconsidered type of algebra. Boole?s book however went considerably further. It threw a great deal of light on the nature of pure mathematics; it opened up possibilities of an extension of the subject into totally new and unexpected areas ? classical mathematics had concentrated on the notions of shape and number and even when symbols were employed, they were generally interpreted in terms of number. Boole had now introduced the notion of interpreting symbols as classes or sets of objects, a concept breathtaking in its scope because it meant that the study of all well-defined sets of objects now came under the realm of mathematics ? By enlarging the horizons of mathematics so enormously, Boole unwittingly (but perhaps subconsciously, wittingly) highlighted a topic that has come to influence virtually every aspect of present-day life ? the storage and processing of information, which in turn has led to the development of computer science. Not only is Boole?s algebra the ?correct? and most economical tool for handling information, but the electronic machines which now do the work actually operate according to principles determined by that self-same algebra. Boole has been called the ?Father of Symbolic Logic? and the ?Founder of Pure Mathematics?, but he is just as deserving of the title, ?Father of Computer Science?? (MacHale, p. 82). ABPC/RBH list only two copies since Honeyman: the OOC copy, Christie?s 2005, $10,800, and Bonham?s 2013, £25,000 = $38,000. Both of these copies were in modern bindings (the OOC copy with the original front wrapper bound in).Provenance: H. A. Routledge (signature on front free endpaper, dated June 1955); John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) (note in Routledge?s hand on front free endpaper: ?From Lord Keynes? Collection?). We understand from the previous owner that Keynes inherited the book from his father John Neville Keynes (1852-1949). Boole collected ideas for the improvement of his Mathematical analysis of logic on interleaved copies of the work; these notes provided a source for his later book Laws of thought (1854). Two such copies are known: one is in the library of the Royal Society of London with annotations entirely in Boole?s hand; the other is in possession of Dr. J. Hinton (a great-great grandson of Boole), which has annotations partly in Boole?s hand and partly in the hand of an unidentified amanuensis (see Smith, pp. 27-8). The annotations in our interleaved copy are not in Boole?s hand (nor are they in Keynes? hand), but it is possible that they derive from Boole as do some of the annotations in the Hinton copy.?Boole?s contribution to logics made possible the works of subsequent logicians including Turing and Von Neumann ? Even Babbage depended a great deal on Boole?s ideas for his understanding of what mathematical operations really are ? Since Boole showed that logi

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         Panorama von St. Chrischona bei Basel in VI Blättern. Zus. 6 handkolorierte Blätter komplett.

      Basel, C. F. Spittler, (1847), - Gr. Quer-Folio, (32x52.7 cm Bild), 6 handkolorierte lithographischeTafeln nach Zeichnungen von Anton Winterlin, vereinzelte Stockflecken, 6 Blatt lose. (45.6x67.5 cm Blattgr.) Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Bibliographie der schweiz. Landeskunde, Fasc. II, S. 419.

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         A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839-43.

      London: John Murray, 1847. Octavo, two volumes, with a total of eight lithographic plates (including frontispieces), eight maps (three folding), and chapter titles with attractive steel-engraved vignettes after sketches by Hooker; original dark blue-green grained cloth, ship vignette in gilt on front covers and a capstan design in blind on rear covers. First edition. Ross's account of his two voyages in the Erebus and Terror is 'one of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration' (Hill). In the course of the expedition Ross reached the highest latitude yet attained, determined the position of the Magnetic Pole and travelled within 160 miles of it. Ross was accompanied by the eminent botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker who contributed significantly to the study of Australian flora and later became a loyal friend of Charles Darwin; Hooker contributed many illustrations to the present volume. Of special interest is a large and dramatic folding lithograph of the Antarctic ice shelf, executed with a sense of scale dwarfing the vessels Erebus and Terror. This wonderful plate is followed by a large and finely engraved folding chart of the ice shelf marked with the surveys of Ross' expedition and the United States Exploring expedition under Captain Wilkes.The Antarctic bibliographer Michael Rosove notes that the publisher, John Murray, continued to issue the first edition for many years with the advertisements at the rear of the second volume updated as further copies were sent for binding and distribution to booksellers. The advertisements for this set are dated January 1847, indicating its earliest issue. Provenance: Private collection (Australia) A good set, skilfully reset in its original cloth bindings; old owner's name abraded from front pastedowns.

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         Der Ludwig-Kanal. Seine Entstehung und Bedeutung als Handels-Strasse. Gezeichnet, auf Stahl gestochen und herausgegeben von Alexander Karl

      Nürnberg, 1847 - der Ludwig-Donau-Main-Kanal (auch Ludwigskanal oder regional „Alter Kanal" genannt) war im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert eine 172,4 km lange Wasserstraße zwischen der Donau bei Kelheim und dem Main bei Bamberg. Im weiteren Sinne war der zwischen 1836 und 1846 erbaute Kanal Teil einer schiffbaren Verbindung zwischen der Nordsee bei Rotterdam und dem Schwarzen Meer bei Constanta. Durch die Überquerung der Europäischen Hauptwasserscheide nahm das ehrgeizige Bauvorhaben eine besondere Stellung ein. 100 Schleusen, teilweise in den Flüssen Altmühl und Regnitz, bewältigten insgesamt einen Höhenunterschied von 264 Metern (80 m Aufstieg von der Donau und 184 m Abstieg zum Main). Nachfolger des 1950 aufgelassenen Kanals ist der 1960 bis 1992 errichtete Main-Donau-Kanal. Zwischen Beilngries und Nürnberg ist der Ludwig-Donau-Main-Kanal im historischen Umfang und mit einigen Funktionen weitgehend erhalten (Quelle: Wikipedia). - Zwischen 1845 und 1847 in 13 Lfg. erschienen unter dem Titel "Pittoreske Ansichten des Ludwig-Donau-Main-Kanals" von Alexander Richard Wilhelm Marx. Zu Beginn das Subskribentenverzeichnis, beginnend beim König Ludwig I und endend bei der "Gesellschaft Cassino" in Aschaffenburg. Mit folgenden Stichen: Kanalausmündung in die Donau bei Kehlheim, Schleuse nebst Gatterbrücke bei Schelleneck, Kanal mit der Altmühlbrücke bei Schelleneck, Schleuse bei Riedenburg, Einmündung des Kanals in die Altmühl bei Dietfurt, Schleuse mit dem Schleusenwärterhaus bei Berching, Oelsbacher Einschnitt, Grubenbacher-Damm bei Neumarkt, Kanalhafen von Neumarkt, Dörlbacher Einschnitt, Diestellochdamm (von unten, von oben), Schleuse bei Randeck mit dem grauen Felsen, Schwarzach Brück-Kanal bei Nerret, Gauch`sbach Brück-Kanal bei Kugelhammer, Der große Krahnen am Kanalhafen zu Nürnberg, Kanalhafen zu Nürnberg (gegen Nord-Ost, gegen Westen), Dooser Brück-Kanal mit der Ludwigs Süd-Nord und Nürnberg-Fürther Eisenbahn, Kanalhafen von Erlangen, Kanal bei Erlangen, Kanal-Monument bei Erlangen, Schleuse bei Forchheim, Schleuse am Malckerspund bei Bamberg, Nonnengraben in Bamberg, Parthie im Theresienhain bei Bamberg und der abschließenden "Karte und Längenprofil des Ludwig Kanales". Einband bestoßen und berieben. Stellenweise gering stockfleckig und gebräunt ansonsten gutes Exemplar! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 828 22 x 30 cm, Halbleder d. Zt., goldgeprägter Rückentitel, 1 Bl., XVI (Subskribentenverzeichnis), 158 S., gestoch. Titel, 26 Stahlstichtafeln von Alexander Marx und 1 gestoch. Karte [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Oeuvres [Traité de Mécanique Céleste; Exposition du Système du Monde; Théorie Analytique des Probabilités (including, as the introduction, Essai Philosophique sur les Probabilités)].

      Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1843-1847. First edition, a beautiful copy bound in contemporary red morocco with the arms of Napoleon III, of the collected works of Laplace, comprising his principal contributions to celestial mechanics and probability theory. The distinguished American historian of science Charles Gillispie considers Laplace to be "among the most influential scientists in all history" (Pierre-Simon-Laplace, 1749-1827: A life in exact science (1997), p. vii). "Laplace gave the world three great works: the Mécanique Céleste, the Exposition du Système du Monde, and the Théorie Analytique des Probabilités. Besides these he presented numerous important memoires before the French Academy and the Academy of Sciences. Laplace's works were first published in seven volumes by the French government in 1843" (Richeson, p. 73). This national edition of the works of the ‘Newton of France' was the result of laws passed by the two legislative chambers in 1842 and 1843, which authorised a special budget of 40,000 francs for publication. Napoleon Bonaparte's nephew, Napoleon III (1808-73), was President of the French Second Republic (1848-52) and Emperor (1852-70) during the Second French Empire. He succeeded Louis XVIII, under whose rule Laplace had been elevated to the title of Marquis. The Traité de Mécanique Céleste, which was first published in 1799-1825, codified and developed the theories and achievements of Newton, Euler, d'Alembert, and Lagrange. In the tradition of Newton's Principia, Laplace (1749-1827) "applied his analytical mathematical theories to celestial bodies and concluded that the apparent changes in the motion of planets and their satellites are changes of long periods, and that the solar system is in all probability very stable" (Dibner 14). "Laplace maintained that while all planets revolve round the sun their eccentricities and the inclinations of their orbits to each other will always remain small. He also showed that all these irregularities in movements and positions in the heavens were self-correcting, so that the whole solar system appeared to be mechanically stable. He showed that the universe was really a great self-regulating machine and the whole solar system could continue on its existing plan for an immense period of time. This was a long step forward from the Newtonian uncertainties in this respect. Laplace also offered a brilliant explanation of the secular inequalities of the mean motion of the moon about the earth - a problem which Euler and Lagrange had failed to solve. He also investigated the theory of the tides and calculated from them the mass of the moon" (PMM). The Exposition du Système du Monde is "one of the most successful popularizations of science ever composed" (DSB). It is "an elegant, non-mathematical classic on astronomy. It is in this work that Laplace introduced one of his most notable contributions (although he himself did not take it very seriously at first) - the so-called nebular hypothesis, which provided a conjectural account of the origin of the solar system" (PMM). According to this hypothesis, the Sun, planets, and their moons began as a whirling cloud of gas. Laplace argued that as a hot nebula cooled, it would require a proportionately faster rate of rotation in order to conserve its angular momentum, and the increased centrifugal force resulting from this increased speed would throw out material which would eventually condense into planets. In essence, this theory of the origin of the solar system is still accepted. The Théorie Analytique des Probabilités, first published in 1812, is "the most influential book on probability and statistics ever written" (Anders Hald), which John Herschel called "the ne plus ultra of mathematical skill and power" (Essays from the Edinburgh and Quarterly Reviews (1857), p. 382). "In the Théorie Laplace gave a new level of mathematical foundation and development both to probability theory and to mathematical statistics. ... [It] emerged from a long series of slow processes and once established, loomed over the landscape for a century or more." (Stephen Stigler, Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940, pp. 329-30). "It was the first full-scale study completely devoted to a new specialty, ... [and came] to have the same sort of relation to the later development of probability that, for example, Newton's Principia Mathematica had to the later science of mechanics" (DSB). The Théorie analytique des Probabilités contains, besides an introduction, two books, Du calcul des Fonctions génératrices and Théorie générale des Probabilités, together with four supplements which appeared over the period 1816-1825. The Essai Philosophique sur les Probabilités is Laplace's accessible summary of his work on probability theory. "Inevitably, Laplace's technical writings have come to have the same sort of relation to the later development of the discipline of probability that, for example, Newton's Principia mathematica had for the later science of mathematics. Even if there were no other reason, that would suffice to explain why most readers who wish to repair to the fountainhead of what is often called the subjective interpretation of probability, in contrast to the frequency view, have recourse to the Essai Philosophique" (DSB). The Essai first appeared as the introduction to the second edition of the Théorie Analytique (1814), and separately in the same year, and is here again included as the introduction to the Théorie Analytique. "Pierre Simon Laplace was born in Normandy, France, in 1749 and died in 1827. Very little is known of his youth, since in after life he refused to speak of his childhood days. At eighteen through the aid of D'Alembert he secured a position as professor of mathematics at the École Militaire in Paris. He was elected a member of the French Academy and the Academy of Sciences; later he was made President of the Bureau of Longitude. It was during this time that he carried on the greater part of his scientific researches that gained for him the title of "Newton of France"" (Richeson, p. 73). Richeson, 'Laplace's contributions to pure mathematics,' National Mathematics Magazine 17 (1948), pp. 73-8. Seven vols., 4to. Vol. I [Traité de Mécanique Céleste]: pp. [vi], xv, 420; Vol. II [ibid.]: pp. [iv], xvi, 440; Vol. III [ibid.]: pp. [viii], xix, 381; Vol. IV [ibid.]: pp. [iv], xxxix, 552, with one folding engraved plate; Vol. V [ibid.]: pp. [vi], v, 540, [2, errata to vols. I-III]; Vol. VI [Exposition du Système du Monde]: pp. [iv], vii, 479; Vol. VII [Théorie Analytique des Probabilités]: pp. [vi], cxcv, 691. Contemporary red morocco, covers decorated in blind and with 'Concours général des départements' and arms of Napoleon III stamped in gilt, spines lettered in gilt, a.e.g., moiré endpapers (light browning and foxing). A very fine copy.

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         A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the Years 1839-43

      John Murray, London 1847 - Octavo, two volumes, with a total of eight lithographic plates (including frontispieces), eight maps (three folding), and chapter titles with attractive steel-engraved vignettes after sketches by Hooker; original dark blue-green grained cloth, ship vignette in gilt on front covers and a capstan design in blind on rear covers. First edition. Ross's account of his two voyages in the Erebus and Terror is 'one of the most important works in the history of Antarctic exploration' (Hill). In the course of the expedition Ross reached the highest latitude yet attained, determined the position of the Magnetic Pole and travelled within 160 miles of it. Ross was accompanied by the eminent botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker who contributed significantly to the study of Australian flora and later became a loyal friend of Charles Darwin; Hooker contributed many illustrations to the present volume. Of special interest is a large and dramatic folding lithograph of the Antarctic ice shelf, executed with a sense of scale dwarfing the vessels Erebus and Terror. This wonderful plate is followed by a large and finely engraved folding chart of the ice shelf marked with the surveys of Ross' expedition and the United States Exploring expedition under Captain Wilkes.The Antarctic bibliographer Michael Rosove notes that the publisher, John Murray, continued to issue the first edition for many years with the advertisements at the rear of the second volume updated as further copies were sent for binding and distribution to booksellers. The advertisements for this set are dated January 1847, indicating its earliest issue. Provenance: Private collection (Australia) A good set, skilfully reset in its original cloth bindings; old owner's name abraded from front pastedowns. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Histoire Generale des Missions Catholiques

      Paris , 1847. Paperback. UsedGood. Histoire Generale des Missions Catholiques Some dust/dirt on page edges from long-term storage.

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         O Espectro. Numbers 1-63 and 9 supplements, a complete run.

      Lisbon, n.pr., 1846-1847. - 63 issues + 9 suppls. in 1 volume. Large 4° (26.5 x 19.5 cm.), contemporary green quarter sheep with marbled paper sides, flat spine gilt with title and dates (minor wear, front hinge weak). A few stains; light browning and foxing. Overall good to very good. Stamp on p. 1 of first issue of M. Osorio, Quinta das Lagrimas, Coimbra. Each issue with 4 pp., except nos. 44, 53, and 57 (6 pp.); each of the 9 supplements consists of a single leaf. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION, a COMPLETE RUN of this periodical of political, military, and naval news and commentary covering all of Portugal, written from a radical perspective. It was published clandestinely during Portugal's civil war by António Rodrigues Sampaio, who also collaborated on Revolução de Septembro. Running from December 16, 1846 to July 3, 1847, it superseded the periodical Ecco de Santarem, edited by João Carlos Lara de Carvalho, which ran for only four numbers in 1846. It was distributed gratis.Supplements are present for nos. 22 (2 supplements), 25, 31, 41, 42, 44, 49, and 54. Two supplements - one called "Supplemento" and the other "2.° Supplemento" - are known for issue nº 31. However, the text of each is identical, so a complete run need have only one of the two. This copy contains the "2.° Supplemento." Many of the other supplements also exist in at least two different settings of type.Provenance: The Quinta das Lagrimas library was one of the greatest formed in Portugal during the nineteenth century. The palace at Quinta das Lagrimas was built by the Osório Cabral de Castro family in the eighteenth century, and rebuilt after a major fire in the late nineteenth century by Miguel Osório Cabral de Castro. The collection was dispersed in various private sales during the second half of the twentieth century.*** Innocêncio I, 261; cf. III, 341 for Ecco de Santarem. Rafael and Santos, Jornais e revistas portugueses do séc. XIX, 1994. Universidade de Coimbra, Publicações periódicas portuguesas 914. Silva Perreira, O jornalismo portuguez p. 57. Porbase calls for 63 numbers (supplements are not mentioned) and locates copies at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (7), Biblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto (2), and Universidade de Coimbra (3). Copac locates a complete run at Oxford University and a run lacking nº46 at the British Library. NUC: DCU, DLC, MH, NN.*** BOUND WITH: O Estado da Questão. N.p., n.pr., signed in print at Lisbon, 23 October, n.d. [1846]. 8º. Caption title. 4 pp., bound in before first issue of O Espectro. Deals with the question of liberalism vs. absolutism in politics; mentions the conspiracy of October 6, (1846).* Not located in Innocêncio. Not located in OCLC. Not located in Porbase. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         The Plays

      London: Longman and Co, J. and F. and J. Rivington [et al.],, 1847. Accurately printed from the text of the corrected copies left by the late George Steevens and Edmund Malone. With Mr. Malone's various readings; a selection of explanatory and historical notes, from the most eminent commentators; a history of the stage and a life of Shakespeare by Alexander Chalmers. 8 volumes (210 x 131 mm), octavo. Contemporary tan calf, burgundy and black morocco labels, spines richly gilt in compartments, multiple fillets to boards gilt and in blind, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers and edges. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Contemporary gift inscription pasted to verso of front free endpaper and binder''s front blank, some mild foxing and browning mainly to prelims, spines and edges slightly rubbed with some minor gilt loss overall in excellent condition. New edition. A very handsome early Victorian set of Shakespeare's works.

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         A COLLECTION OF 28 FIRST & EARLY EDITIONS IN 46 VOLUMES, BOUND BY ZAEHNSDORF.

      1847-95 1847 - Uniform binding, three-quarters deep-red crushed morocco, by Zaehnsdorf, gilt borders & spines in panels, raised bands; very slight fading to spines. Booklabels of Eric Gordon Lawrence. t.e.g. A handsome set. Comprising the great majority of Froude's published works as follows (first Editions unless otherwise stated): Shadows of the Clouds. By Zeta. 1847. The Nemesis of Faith. 1849. History of England. 12 vols. (Vols. I & II 2nd edn, revised.) Waterstain to early pages of Vol. I. 1858-70. The Pilgrim. 1861. Short Studies on Great Subjects. 3rd edn. 1867. Short Studies. Second Series. 1871. Short Studies. Third Series. 1877. Short Studies. Fourth Series. 1883. Inaugural Address delivered to the University of St. Andrews. 1869. The Cat's Pilgrimage. 4to. Illus. by J.B. 1870. Calvinsim. 1871. The English in Ireland in the 18th century. 3 vols. 1872-74. Caesar: a sketch. 1879. Two Lectures on South Africa. 1880. Thomas Carlyle, Reminiscences. 2 vols. 1881. Thomas Carlyle: a history of the first forty years of his life. 2 vols. 1882. Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle; ed. Froude. 3 vols. 1883. Thomas Carlyle: a history of his life in London. 2 vols. 1884. Oceana: or, England and her colonies. 1886. My Relations with Carlyle. 1886. The English in the West Indies. 1888. The Two Chiefs of Dunboy. 1889. Lord Beaconsfield. 1890. The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon. 1891. The Spanish Story of the Armada and other Essays. 1892. Life and Letters of Erasmus. 1893. Lectures on the Council of Trent. 1893. English Seamen in the 16th century. 1895. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A Sketch of WA Barnes after the wreck of the Anglo Saxon wrecked off Duck Island Nova Scotia Saturday Evening May 8th 1847

      Lithograph. Measuring 365 by 295mm. Margins slightly dust-soiled, corners a trifle scuffed, otherwise very good. Boston, Lane & Scott's, c.

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         Blanche Langdale the outlaw?s bride. A romance of Sherwood Forest. By the Author of ?The Jew and the foundling?, ?The Hebrew maiden?, &c.

      E. Lloyd. 1847 - Illus. (none to nos. 2 & 3); a few spots & some browning. Contemp. half brown calf, maroon label. Signature of George Scott and elaborate stamp of J.R. Ranson, Tailor and draper, Lavenham. v.g. Ono 471. BL only on Copac. In 13 pts. It seems likely that this was less successful in sales and brought to a speedy conclusion with a final page setting out the fate of a conspiracy.

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         Emerson's Poems

      Chapman Brothers, London 1847 - First issue. 8vo, 12.5 x 20.2cm publisher's green cloth with gilt stamped titles and decoration to the front board and spine and 'Chapman Brothers' at the foot of the spine; blind stamped back cover, pale yellow endpapers, pp vii, 199 (1) +24 publisher's advertisements dated November 16, 1846. The book has been re-backed, with the original spine laid down. This has helped preserve the often delicate spine from further damage, with only 2-4mm loss at the head and foot. The gilt titles remain bright although there is some toning to the edges of the boards and spine. There is also some toning to the edges of the boards and slight bruising to the corners. Internally, there is a split to the paper on the inner hinge of the front board, but the binding remains entirely firm. There are is no name, inscription or bookplate and the book is very clean with only one or two very light marks. If you have any questions or require further images, please do not hesitate to ask The English edition preceded the American of the same year, and was apparently set up from Emerson's manuscript without his being able to read the proofs ands a result it has many errors. This as a first issue lacks the later errata slip. All in all, a significant edition that contains the first appearance in book form of a number of Emerson's poems including 'The Concord Hymn'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Double Broadside for Johann Strauss I and Johann Nestroy.

      Fine. Double Broadside for Johann Strauss I and Johann Nestroy. 23 cm x 37 cm. Johann Nestroy appears in his own farce with song, Einen Jux will er sich Machen, as Weinberl, ein handlungsdiener, February 13, 1847, at the Leopoldstadt Theater for the 102nd time. Johann Strauss I, or Johann Strauss the Elder (1804 1849), Kapellmeister of the first Bürger-regiment, is announced as appearing in three final performances at the Sofien-Bad-Saales in 1847. Two broadsides -- still joined on one sheet -- of two of nineteenth century Viennas most famous performers. Conserved and matted. Fine.Einen Jux will er sich Machen (1842) is the farce-with-song on which Thornton Wilder based both of his versions of Nestroys farce. The first version was The Merchant of Yonkers, and the second was The Matchmaker (1938). The latter was adapted by Michael Stewart into his book Hello, Dolly!

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         Huit dessins originaux pour les chromolithographies publicitaires de la série "Les Divulgateurs de la science".

      - Dessins très finement exécutés à la gouache et à l'aquarelle, avec un encadrement doré. Sans le lettrage, chaque dessin se compose de la même façon : un portrait resserré de l'inventeur ou scientifique, en médaillon dans le quart supérieur gauche, et une mise en situation du personnage en rapport avec un de ses plus importants bienfaits. Par ordre alphabétique :- Thomas Edison (Américain, 1847-1931, inventeur du phonographe), 132 x 82 mm ;- Benjamin Franklin (Américain, 1706-1790, dans sa célèbre expérience du cerf-volant), 132 x 83 mm ;- Albrecht von Haller (Suisse, 1708-1777, polymathe, en réflexion à son bureau devant un crâne humain), 131 x 84 mm ;- Valentin Haüy (Français, 1745-1822, fondateur de la première école pour aveugles de Paris), 131 x 82 mm ; - Edward Jenner (Anglais, 1749-1823, inventeur du vaccin contre la variole), 122 x 85 mm ;- Émile Littré (Français, 1801-1881, auteur du dictionnaire portant son nom), 131 x 81 mm ;- Émile Roux (Français, 1853-1933, inventeur du sérum antidiphtérique), 131 x 82 mm ;- James Watt (Écosse, 1736-1819, ingénieur de la machine à vapeur), 131 x 83 mm.

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         The Plays. Accurately printed from the text of the corrected copies left by the late George Steevens and Edmund Malone. With Mr. Malone's various readings; a selection of explanatory and historical notes, from the most eminent commentators; a history of the stage and a life of Shakespeare by Alexander Chalmers.

      London: Longman and Co, J. and F. and J. Rivington [et al.], 1847 - 8 volumes (210 x 131 mm), octavo. Contemporary tan calf, burgundy and black morocco labels, spines richly gilt in compartments, multiple fillets to boards gilt and in blind, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers and edges. Contemporary gift inscription pasted to verso of front free endpaper and binder''s front blank, some mild foxing and browning mainly to prelims, spines and edges slightly rubbed with some minor gilt loss overall in excellent condition. Engraved frontispiece of the author. New edition. A very handsome early Victorian set of Shakespeare's works.

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         Antique Book-MOCK-UP-WOODENGRAVING-BEWICK WORKSHOP-Bewick-ca. 1847-1880

      - According to a stamp printed and published in Newcastle upon Tyne: Andrew Reid, ca. 1847-1880. 4to: 100 pp. Half brown/black leather over grey-green cloth boards. Gilt ruling to front and rear boards, gilt lettering on the spine. Undescribed. 57 wood engraved plates. Thomas Bewick and others. Antique Book, titled: 'Bewick.', by: Thomas Bewick. A mock-up or dummy binding with one printed vignette and four (identical) pages from "Quadrupeds" and 57 loosely inserted woodengravings (including some duplicates) from the workshop of Bewick. The other pages blank.Author(s): Thomas Bewick. Illustrated by: Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) was born in Prudhoe, near Newcastle upon Tyne. He would remain in this region for the rest of his live. Bewick worked as a woodengraver. His many very finely executed designs and bookillustrations are highly appreciated. Bewick is seen as the man who started the great production of woodengraving in the 19th. century. Condition: Very good, given age. Some foxing. 4to: 6.7 x 8.9 inch. 4to: 17 x 22.5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        4 vues lithogr. ens.: 1) (Vue de l?) Hotel des neuchâtelois sur la Mer de glace du Lauter Aar et Finster Aar Côté méridional (Bettanier - Nicolet).2) Hotel des neuchâtelois sur la Mer de glace du Lauter Aar et Finster Aar Côté septentrional (Bettanier - Nicolet).3) Rive gauche du Glacier de l?Aar (Castan - Gruaz).4) Stratification du Lauter-Aar (Castan - Gruaz).

      (1847), 1847 - in-folio oblong, 4 planches lithogr. originales du très rare atlas ?Nouvelles études. Glaciers actuels?, 4 feuilles ens. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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