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        Heliomaster Constanti [and] Helianthea Bonapartei.

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

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        Beiträge zur Theorie der algebraischen Gleichungen.

      Göttingen Dieterich 1849 - (27 x 22 cm). 34 S. Mit 1 lithographierten Tafel. Halbleinwandband um 1900. (Sonderdruck aus: Abh. der kgl. Ges. der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, Bd. 4). Seltene erste Einzelausgabe. - Die von Gauss anlässlich seines goldenen Doktorjubiläums vorgelegte Arbeit enthält den vierten Beweis des Fundamentalsatzes der Algebra, dessen Bearbeitung er immer wieder in Angriff nahm. Er hat ihn erstmals in seiner Dissertation von 1799 und jeweils in veränderter Form 1815 und 1816 bewiesen. Der vorliegende Beweis geht auf seine erste Bearbeitung von 1799 zurück. - Leicht gebräunt. Rechte obere Ecke durchgängig mit schwachem Wasserrand, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 5, 307; Poggendorff I, 855; Merzbach 1850a; Sotheran 1487

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        HISTORIA DE MEJICO Desde los Primeros Movimientos que Prepararon su Independencia en el Ano de 1808 Hasta la Epoca Presente, Vols. I-V

      J.M. Lara, Mexico 1849 - 504p plus 93p appendix; 584p plus 82p appendix; 584p plus 105p appendix; 725p plus 102p appendix; 960p plus 146p appendix. 5 vols. Ex-library. A set of five gilt 1/2 leather, 1/2 royal blue cloth hardcover books in poor condition. Besides containing the usual library markings inside and on the spines, each volume is heavily rubbed and bumped along the edges and is foxed inside. Scattered pencil marks in margins. Vols. I and V have detached covers; that of Vol. I is held on with clear tape. Vol. V's spine is chipped at the top. The set as a whole lacks many of the original plates, but across the set, there are still 8 plates, 2 foldout sections, and 6 maps. Each volume still contains the following numbers of plates: Vol. I, 1 plate and 2 maps; Vol. II, 3 plates and 4 maps; Vol. III, 0 plates and 0 maps; Vol. IV, 4 plates and 2 foldout sections; and Vol. V, 0 plates and 0 maps. First edition. Written entirely in Spanish. The volumes were published from 1849-1852. DEFECTIVE SET, LACKING MANY OF THE 33 MAPS AND PLANS CALLED FOR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        AN ESSAY ON SLAVERY. SECOND EDITION

      J.W. Randolph., Richmond, Va. 1849 - Original printed brown wrappers, stitched. 115, [1 blank] pp. Scattered foxing, light wear, Good+. Dew had previously weighed in on the Slavery Question in 1832, after Nat Turner had led the slave insurrection in Southampton County, Virginia, a profoundly disturbing realization of the South's worst nightmare. The insurrection prompted the first and last concerted effort by a Slave State to abolish slavery within its borders. Charles Faulkner, from western Virginia, and Thomas Jefferson's grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph, led the losing struggle. Their Bill would free all children born of slave parents after July 4, 1840. Dew opposed it; his book, 'Review of the Debate in the Virginia Legislature.' was influential in assuring its defeat. This 1849 pamphlet, styled the 'Second Edition,' is an unusually thorough effort to justify Slavery on philosophic, economic, and pseudo-scientific grounds. Dew was the ante-bellum South's most prominent political economist. From his chair at William and Mary College, he wrote The South's most thoughtful argument for free trade, a necessity for a primarily agricultural economy; as well as this justification for Negro slavery, based on assumptions of racial inferiority, rebuttal of the Natural Rights theory of government, and his interpretation of historical evidence. He "reflected what appeared to be the economic interest of the dominant tide-water counties.[H]is pronouncement undoubtedly exercised a wide influence. J.D.B. De Bow said of Dew that 'his able essay on the institution of slavery entitles him to the lasting gratitude of the whole South'." [DAB]. Howes D297. LCP 3092. Haynes 4912. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mémoires d'Outre-Tombe.

      Paris, Eugène et Victor Penaud Frères 1849 - Paris, Eugène et Victor Penaud Frères, 1849-1850, 12 tomes in-8 Broché. Faux-titre et titre, XVI pp ( avertissement, liste des souscripteurs et lettre de Chateaubriand à l'éditeur Delloye daté du 30, 1836), 380 pp, faux-titre et titre, 164 pp (erreur d'impression, 364 pp), faux-titre et titre, 384 pp, faux-titre et titre 364 pp, faux-titre et titre, 463 pp, faux-titre et titre, 468 pp, faux-titre et titre, 488 pp, faux-titre et titre, 527 pp, faux-titre et titre, 424 pp, faux-titre et titre, 495 pp, faux-titre et titre, 508 pp, faux-titre et titre, 414 pp, 2 ff de table ( des matières et placement des gravures). 32 planches gravées, dont 17 par Demoraine et 2 par Staal. Edition originale avec les étiquettes de Dion-Lambert sur les couvertures mais avec les 16 pp liminaires + les 32 gravures et comportant l'erreur de pagination de la page 364 du tome 2. Cf Carteret et Vicaire. Les dos des tomes 11 et 7 sont cassés, manque de papiers sur la majorité des dos et des plats. Plat inférieur détaché au T1, manque le plat du T12. Mouillure p 375-380 au tome 1, p 1-20, 245-250, 277-280-343-364 au T7. Rousseurs. Vendu en l'état, exemplaire à faire relier. "Un des textes les plus importants de la littérature française". Clouzot. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Concert en Fa mineur pour le clavecin avec accompagnement de deux violons, viole et basse. Publié pour la première fois par S. W. Dehn et F. A. Roitzsch, d'après le manuscrit original.

      Leipzig, C. F. Peters, [1849?]. - 19, 11 SS. Marmorierter Halblederband mit goldgepr. Deckelschildchen. Folio. Erste Ausgabe. - An den Rändern leicht gebräunt. - Mit Exlibris Pierre Bergé am vorderen Innendeckel und wiederholtem Naßstempel von Jeremy P. S. Montagu, retired curator of Oxford's Bate Collection of Historical Instruments. Bach Werk-Verzeichnis, 1056. - Hoboken, S. 127. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Emma

      Richard Bentley, London 1849 - 11 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, Emma being No. 25; engraved frontispiece, 435 (1) pp. A very good plus edition, in original unrestored condition, clean with bright clear gilt on the spine and a little faint lightening to the fore edge of the front board. There are small chips in the cloth along the very top and bottom tips of the spine and very slight creasing to the spine tips. There are three small rubbed through sections of the lower joint, of 5mm, 4mm and 1mm. There is a little rubbing to the fore edge corners with the cloth rubbed through. Internally, the book is excellent. There are no names or inscriptions and hardly any marks. There is a slight separation of the endpapers along the front and rear inner hinges but the binding remains firm. 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.' There is no 1849 Austen edition mentioned in Gilson and we are unable to find any example of this edition in an original binding. If you would like any further information or images, please do not hesitate to ask. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Sygdommen til Døden. En christelig psychologisk Udvikling til Opbyggelse og Opvækkelse. Af Anti-Climacus.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Reitzel 1849. [8] + 136 s. Meget velholdt vasket eksemplar indbundet med helt guldsnit i smukt nyere privat helskind med rig forgyldt ryg, permer med guld- og blindtryk og blindtrykt diagonal felt samt med bred indvendig guldbordure. Bindet signeret Jakob Baden. * Himmelstrup 119.

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        THE HUDSON’S BAY TERRITORIES AND VANCOUVER’S ISLAND, With an Exposition of the Chartered Rights, Conduct, and Policy of the Honble. Hudson’s Bay Corporation.

      T. and W. Boone 1849 - 1st Ed. Thin 8vo. vii + [i] + 175pp. + [iv] publ. adverts + 8pp. publ. adverts. + [xii] publ. adverts. Folding frontis. map, vignette. Some light browning, ‘nemo me impune lacessit‘ armorial bookplate, gilt lettered blind embossed cloth, edges rubbed and sl. creased with sl. fraying to corners, spine faded and chipped. Bell M179; Gagnon I 2277; Lande 1341; Morgan p.251; Peel 130; Sabin 44915; Smith 6571; TPL 2920. An investigation into the policy, conduct and operations of the Hudson’s Bay Company on the Pacific Coast and in the Canadian north-west. US$501 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle des drogues simples ou cours d'histoire naturelle professé à l'école de pharmacie de Paris. In 4 Bänden (vols.) (Vol. 1: Minéralogie; vol. 2 et 3: Botanique; vol. 4: Zoologie)

      Paris, Baillière, 1849 - XII,590, VI,556, VII,704, VII,492 Ss. Mit 579 Textholzschnitten. Bände insges. ein w. berieben und leicht bestoßen. Band 1 seitlich mit winzigem Einriß. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 2200

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

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

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        Redburn: His First Voyage Vol II

      Richard Bentley 1849 - Very scarce first edition. General wear to boards with light water marks to spine, some tears and minor splitting to cloth on spine. Content is clean for age with toning. Small tears to a few page upper edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Aesthetic Papers. [Includes first appearance of] Civil Disobedience, Resistance to Civil Government

      The Editor, Boston 1849 - First Edition. Tall octavo, original marbled boards in modern leather spine and spine label. First and only volume of this short lived magazine. Includes arguably the most famous essay in American literature and certainly the most influential. Since its publication Thoreau's Resistance to Civil Government has inspired political leaders and activists ranging from pacifist Leo Tolstoy to anarchist Emma Goldman to civil rights icon Martin Luther King. Also includes War by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Main Street by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Very Good, modest wear to boards. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Small Archive of 16 Letters Signed by Thomas R. Gedney to his Commanding Officer

      Near Fine. Group of 16 letters, each Signed by Thomas R. Gedney to his commanding officer, addressed as "Dear Commodore", several headed by Gedney "Ship Plymouth" or "U.S. Flag Ship Plymouth." Each is one or two pages on a bifolium, various dates, between August 1849 and January 1850. The letters seem to be both in Gedney's, and other secretarial hands, each Signed by Gedney (often with additional Initialed postscripts). Old folds from being sent, small tears or nicks, overall near fine.Gedney was a central figure in the Amistad Affair, when he re-took the ship from the slaves who had taken it from Spanish slavers. His decision to apply for compensation for the salvage value of the slaves was, at least legally, the precipitating incident of the legal case that surrounded and largely defined the event. The website of the Federal Judicial Center (http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf/page/tu_amistad_bio_gedney.html) perhaps explains it better than we could:"Thomas Gedney's decision to file a libel for salvage in the schooner Amistad brought the case to the federal courts and set in motion the proceedings that eventually led to the Supreme Court's decision freeing the captive Africans. Without that libel, the court never would have ordered the arrest of the Mende [tribesmen] on board, the Spanish owners would have had no reason to file their own property claims, and the Spanish government's demand for the ship and its passengers might have been met by the Secretary of State without any participation of the federal courts. The admiralty claim of Gedney and his crew had the unintended effect of offering the abolitionists an opportunity to challenge the claims for slaves as property and forcing the federal courts to rule on a definition of legal slave property."Gedney was the commanding officer of the Washington, a U.S. Navy brig that was conducting a coastal survey in Long Island Sound when the crew encountered the Amistad. The crew took custody of the ship and passengers and carried the Amistad to New London, Connecticut. Gedney immediately contacted Norris Willcox, the U.S. marshal in New Haven, and requested a court hearing so that he could submit a libel (or claim) for a salvage award. Gedney's libel provided a detailed description of the cargo, which along with the ship he estimated at a value of $40,000. The libel also included a request for a salvage award based on the recovery of the enslaved Africans, whom he valued at $25,000."Early in the district court proceedings, Judge Andrew Judson declared that he would not approve a salvage award for the enslaved Africans, since the court could not order their sale and had no means to determine their value. In his decision of January 1840, Judson awarded Gedney and his crew salvage for one third of the value of the ship and its cargo of goods. The district court also ordered the sale of the Amistad and the goods on board so that the money could be divided between the owners and the navy crew commanded by Gedney. The U.S. attorney appealed the decision granting salvage, but the Supreme Court upheld the award."The South Carolina-born Gedney was an interesting figure beyond his involvement with the Amistad. He went to sea straight from Charleston's orphanage, discovered the Gedney Channel into New York Harbor in 1834, and also saved the life of President Andrew Jackson in 1835, when he tackled and subdued a would-be assassin while Jackson was attending the funeral of a South Carolina Congressman.These letters were written at the end of 1849, while Gedney, who had risen to the rank of Commander, was on overseas duty with the East India Squadron. They primarily concern events within the Squadron: deserters, minor crimes, correspondence and mail from Hong Kong and Canton, dinners, season's greetings, and rather insistently, his own ill-health (perhaps of relevance, it was about this time that the fleet surgeon of the Squadron reported Gedney's excessive drinking and gambling to his Commodore - quite likely to the same recipient of these letters - which he then apparently went on to rectify).In three of these letters Gedney refers to impending meetings with Spanish officials ("De Silver," "Balestiers," and others). Whether this was coincidental or was related to his salvage claims (as mentioned Gedney was allowed to collect salvage for the Amistad and the other non-human cargo, but not for the slaves) is unclear.While these letters are obviously not directly related related to the Amistad, any correspondence of Gedney's is very uncommon. No auction records exist for his letters, and we have never seen any others offered in the trade.

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        The Strayed Reveller and Other Poems

      Published by B. Fellowes, London 1849 - , viii, 128 pages, one of only a hundred copies published as this volume was withdrawn from sale shortly after release, signed by the author on the front free endpaper "from the author" in pencil First Edition , spine faded, corners bumped, previous owner's name to title page, pencil annotation to one poem, good condition , green cloth, blindstamped elaborate borders to front and rear, gilt titles to spine, coloured endpapers , octavo, 18 cm x 11.5 cm Hardback SIGNED by author ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vorläufiger Entwurf zu einer Eisenbahn zwischen Ulm und Basel.

      Gmünd Ils für Stettin in Ulm 1849 - (18,5 x 12 cm). 20 S. Mit 1 mehrfach gefalteten lithographierten Karte. Pappband der Zeit mit rotem Titelschild auf dem Vorderdeckel. Einzige Ausgabe. - Prittwitz (1795-1885), königlich-preußischer Generalleutnant des Ingenieur-Korps und Festungsbaudirektor in Ulm, tritt hier für den Bau der Strecke von Schussenried über Ehingen und Blaubeuren nach Ulm sowie eine Verlängerung von Waldhut nach Basel ein. Er hofft damit Württemberg in ein mögliches europäisches Eisenbahnnetz einbinden zu können. - Gestempelt und leicht stockfleckig. Letztes Blatt mit unterem Randabschnitt (ohne Textverlust), sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Statistics of the State of Georgia

      W. Thorne Williams, Savannah 1849 - 8vo. 624 pp., 77 pp. titled - "Catalogue of Fauna and Flora." 16" x 20" hand colored folded map frontispiece. Brown cloth hardcover stamped in blind on boards. Gilt title on spine. Cloth is chipped head and base of spine and board edges. Light to moderate toning and scattered foxing to contents. Previous owner name written on the front paste down. Historical subjects include state history, legal, educational, religious, military institutions, County sketches, railroads, etc. Folding map is in very good condition. Derenne II p.529; Howes W 354. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Small Archive of 16 Letters Signed by Thomas R. Gedney to his Commanding Officer

      Near Fine. Group of 16 letters, each Signed by Thomas R. Gedney to his commanding officer, addressed as "Dear Commodore", several headed by Gedney "Ship Plymouth" or "U.S. Flag Ship Plymouth." Each is one or two pages on a bifolium, various dates, between August 1849 and January 1850. The letters seem to be both in Gedney's, and other secretarial hands, each Signed by Gedney (often with additional Initialed postscripts). Old folds from being sent, small tears or nicks, overall near fine.Gedney was a central figure in the Amistad Affair, when he re-took the ship from the slaves who had taken it from Spanish slavers. His decision to apply for compensation for the salvage value of the slaves was, at least legally, the precipitating incident of the legal case that surrounded and largely defined the event. The website of the Federal Judicial Center (http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf/page/tu_amistad_bio_gedney.html) perhaps explains it better than we could:"Thomas Gedney's decision to file a libel for salvage in the schooner Amistad brought the case to the federal courts and set in motion the proceedings that eventually led to the Supreme Court's decision freeing the captive Africans. Without that libel, the court never would have ordered the arrest of the Mende [tribesmen] on board, the Spanish owners would have had no reason to file their own property claims, and the Spanish government's demand for the ship and its passengers might have been met by the Secretary of State without any participation of the federal courts. The admiralty claim of Gedney and his crew had the unintended effect of offering the abolitionists an opportunity to challenge the claims for slaves as property and forcing the federal courts to rule on a definition of legal slave property."Gedney was the commanding officer of the Washington, a U.S. Navy brig that was conducting a coastal survey in Long Island Sound when the crew encountered the Amistad. The crew took custody of the ship and passengers and carried the Amistad to New London, Connecticut. Gedney immediately contacted Norris Willcox, the U.S. marshal in New Haven, and requested a court hearing so that he could submit a libel (or claim) for a salvage award. Gedney's libel provided a detailed description of the cargo, which along with the ship he estimated at a value of $40,000. The libel also included a request for a salvage award based on the recovery of the enslaved Africans, whom he valued at $25,000."Early in the district court proceedings, Judge Andrew Judson declared that he would not approve a salvage award for the enslaved Africans, since the court could not order their sale and had no means to determine their value. In his decision of January 1840, Judson awarded Gedney and his crew salvage for one third of the value of the ship and its cargo of goods. The district court also ordered the sale of the Amistad and the goods on board so that the money could be divided between the owners and the navy crew commanded by Gedney. The U.S. attorney appealed the decision granting salvage, but the Supreme Court upheld the award."The South Carolina-born Gedney was an interesting figure beyond his involvement with the Amistad. He went to sea straight from Charleston's orphanage, discovered the Gedney Channel into New York Harbor in 1834, and also saved the life of President Andrew Jackson in 1835, when he tackled and subdued a would-be assassin while Jackson was attending the funeral of a South Carolina Congressman.These letters were written at the end of 1849, while Gedney, who had risen to the rank of Commander, was on overseas duty with the East India Squadron. They primarily concern events within the Squadron: deserters, minor crimes, correspondence and mail from Hong Kong and Canton, dinners, season's greetings, and rather insistently, his own ill-health (perhaps of relevance, it was about this time that the fleet surgeon of the Squadron reported Gedney's excessive drinking and gambling to his Commodore - quite likely to the same recipient of these letters - which he then apparently went on to rectify).In three of these letters Gedney refers to impending meetings with Spanish officials ("De Silver," "Balestiers," and others). Whether this was coincidental or was related to his salvage claims (as mentioned Gedney was allowed to collect salvage for the Amistad and the other non-human cargo, but not for the slaves) is unclear.While these letters are obviously not directly related related to the Amistad, any correspondence of Gedney's is very uncommon. No auction records exist for his letters, and we have never seen any others offered in the trade.

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

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

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

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

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        Gould's Coquette

      1849-61 1849 - Original lithograph with later hand colouring for John Gould's 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Hummingbirds' 1849-61. Richter after Gould Gould's Coquette Original lithograph with later hand colouring for John Gould's 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Hummingbirds' 1849-61. Image Size Aprrox. 490 x 310 mm £375

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        Rare rapport manuscrit sur la pisciculture au milieu du XIXe.

      - 1 manuscrit autographe signé 6 In-4 22/03/1849 bon Rapport fait par le comité d'agriculture de l'Assemblée Nationale par Loiset, Talon et Pézerat (rapporteur, qui l'a rédigé), sur la fécondation artificielle des oeufs de Poisson, intitulé : "Rapport sur la communication faite au comité par le citoyen Turck, représentant du peuple, au nom des citoyens Fleurot et Rémy, pêcheurs à Bielle (Vosges), sur la fécondation artificielle des oeufs de poissons". Il s'appuie sur les travaux de Quatrefages de Bréaux présentés à l'Académie des sciences et de ceux de Fleurot et Rémy qui, les premiers, ont mis au point la reproduction artificielle des truites. Le comité expose les avantages que présenterait l'application de la fécondation artificielle des poissons pour le peuplement des rivières et des océans, et explique la technique mise au point : «On prend les oeufs au moment où ils sont assez murs pour pouvoir être facilement expulsés de l'anus de la femelle par une pression modérée, exercée de haut en bas sur son abdomen. On les place dans un vase contenant assez d'eau pour qu'ils puissent y surnager et on les y agite avec ménagement, jusqu'à ce qu'on les ait séparé les uns des autres. On répand ensuite dans le même vase la lactance du mâle et on agite de nouveau le mélange. Au bout de quelques instants, la fécondation se trouve opérée. La lactance d'un mâle suffit à la fécondation de plusieurs femelles, d'un grand nombre même [.]. Pour les poissons d'eau douce, on peut se borner pour atteindre ce double but de déposer les oeufs fécondés dans une eau tranquille, à fond d'herbes aquatiques et à les protéger par un treillis. Pour les saumons, une méthode qui a réussi, consiste à les placer dans une boîte étroite, longue de plusieurs mètres, et dans laquelle on fait passer continuellement un courant peu rapide, d'eau vive, au moyen de deux ouvertures pratiquées à ses extrêmités et munies d'un grillage très serré [.]». Il explique que les petits poissons peuvent croître quelques temps sans apport d'aliments et que les saumoneaux peuvent vivre jusqu'à l'âge de trois ans dans des eaux douces. «Les citoyens Fleurot et Rémy sont des pêcheurs qui s'occupent utilement et depuis longtemps de cette utile industrie, qu'ils ont vraisemblablement trouvée établie dans les Vosges, où elle paraîtrait avoir été importée d'Allemagne [.]. Depuis la communication dont notre collègue a saisi le comité, il a fait venir sur commission, des oeufs de truites, fécondés artificiellement dans les Vosges par les citoyens Fleurot et Rémy. Ces oeufs contenaient des embryons, les uns en naissance, les autres très rapprochés du moment de percer la coque de l'oeuf qui les tenait captifs. Dans un vase séparé faisant partie du même envoi, nageaient quelques petites truites, très vivaces et nées depuis peu de jours seulement [.]». La commission conclut à l'utilité et l'applicabilité de la méthode. "Vos commissaires vous proposent, en conséquence, de la recommander sérieusement au ministre de l'agriculture, ainsi que les citoyens Fleurot et Rémy qui ont acquis l'habitude de la mettre fructueusement en pratique". [Il s'agit là de l'un des tout premiers rapports sur la question, la pisciculture ne s'étant développée qu'à partir de la fin du XIXe siècle]. Médecin et agronome, député de Saône-et-Loire (1848), il fait partie du comité de l'agriculture et du commerce. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Le voyage à Jérusalem de J. Nicolas Meunier.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 4 In-8 22 juin [1849, d'après une note] trace d'étiquette Belle lettre du voyageur belge J. Nicolas Meunier, lors de son voyage en Terre-Sainte. Ayant quitté l'Egypte, il espérait trouver tout son courrier à Jérusalem, mais aucune lettre ne lui est parvenue. Il raconte son périple. «Nous sommes venus, mon compagnon et moi, d'Alexandrie à Beyrouth en 36 heures. Là, quarantaine de 12 jours dans un délicieux lazaret, sur un promontoire, avec vaste terrain en pelouse, sentier pour descendre à la plage et bains de mer, en face de nous la rade et la ville, une colline couverte de verdure et semées de maisonnettes et pour fond le Liban [.]. Nous sommes restés 3 jours à Beyrouth, et après avoir fait nos préparatifs pour la vie de bivouac que nous allions mener, nous sommes partis pour Jaffa, par Sidon, Tyr, St jean d'Acre, le Mont Carmel, etc. [.]». La chambre qu'il a habitée fut bâtie grâce aux «deniers provenant d'un dessin d'Edouard ; faites lui mes remerciements de l'hospitalité que je lui dois». Son séjour est un véritable enchantement. «On marche le matin et le soir ; la caravane se repose quelques heures au milieu du jour ; j'ai retrouvé avec bonheur la liberté de bohême dont je jouissais l'an dernier sur les routes de Turquie». Il est resté une quinzaine de jours à Jaffa, avant de partir dans la ville sainte. «Douze heures de marche nous ont suffi pour y arriver ; la dernière moitié du chemin se fait au fond de ravins sauvages ou sur d'étroits sentiers de montagnes ; on ne dirait jamais l'abord d'une ville importante, où de si grandes masses d'hommes ont afflué. Mes impressions, à la première vue et depuis, ont dépassé tout ce que j'attendais : mon compagnon est en continuelle extase devant la nature environnante, qui n'est point désolée comme on le dit en style convenu, mais sérieuse et solennelle : il voudrait passer une année à l'étudier ; j'en dis autant pour les lectures que je serais heureux de faire en face des lieux [.]». Les deux voyageurs ont loué une maison pensant y séjourner assez longtemps car «les nouvelles du pays de France sont encore peu engageantes [.]». [J. Nicolas Meunier publiera, à Avelghem (Belgique), en 1854, Un voyage à Jérusalem et dans la Terre-Sainte]. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Un faux Louis XVII fait assigner la duchesse d'Angoulême pour se faire reconnaître.

      - 1 pièce apostillée et signée 1 In-4 25/03/1849 bon Le baron de Richemont, faux Louis XVII, fait assigner de la duchesse d'Angoulême pour qu'il soit reconnu comme Louis XVII. Ce document, signé par lui, est une expédition du pouvoir donné à son avoué pour assigner la duchesse d'Angoulême. « Je soussigné Louis-Charles de France, duc de Normandie, désigné et connu dans le monde par le fait de circonstances et d'événements révolutionnaires, sous les prénoms et noms de Etnalbert Louis Hector Alfred baron de Richemont [.] » donne pouvoir « pour moi en en mon nom, introduire contre qui il appartiendra et notamment contre dame Marie Thérèse Charlotte de France Duchesse d'Angoulême demeurant à Frohsdorf près Vienne (Autriche) une demande judiciaire ayant pour but de faire déclarer nul et de nul effet un acte des registres de l'état civil de Paris du vingt quatre prairial an III (12 juin 1795) lequel constate faussement le décès de Louis Charles de France duc de Normandie alors Dauphin de France sous le nom de Louis Charles Capet [.], faire constater mon identité et ma filiation tant par titres que par témoins [.] afin de faire tout ce qui sera nécessaire pour me faire restituer les droits résultant de mes état et qualité de fils légitime de feu Louis Auguste Roi de France et de Navarre et de feue dame Marie Antoinette [.] ». Rare document. Escroc, il se fit passer pour Louis XVII. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Student's Guide to the Locomotive Engine.

      London Williams 1849 - (23 x 14 cm). (6) 142 (2) XVI S. Mit 72 lithographierten Tafeln. Blindgeprägter Halblederband der Zeit, unbeschnitten. Seltene erste englische Ausgabe. - Flachat (1802-1873) erhielt 1840 die Genehmigung zum Bau der Bahn Paris-Rouen und war Ingénieur en Chef der späteren französischen Westbahn. Petiet (1813-1872), Chef der französischen Nordbahn, konstruierte eine Reihe von bemerkenswerten Lokomotiven. Ihr hier vorliegendes Handbuch für Lokomotiven-Führer, das theoretisch-praktische Anweisungen über die Einrichtung, Behandlung und Führung der Lokomotiv-Dampfmaschinen enthält, zeigt zahlreiche Detail- und Gesamtansichten früher Lokomotiven. - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Vorsätze und Rücken sauber erneuert. Einband leicht fleckig, sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages; an Account of the Development and Progress of the Art of Illumination

      Longman Brown Green and Longmans, London 1849 - Bound by J. Wright. Superb full leather binding.Book measures 23x16 inches.Collation, 15pp,Illustrated by chromolithograph title, letterpress title printed in red and black, one uncoloured plate and thirty-nine leaves of chromolithograph plates, plus other mounted chromolithograph illuminated letters and borders, all by Owen Jones. Bound in full Medieval style, elaborately blocked in blind stamped leather, gauffered gilt edges, raise bands, gilt title lettering. Leather has some very minor wear, some minor repairs. A superb binding. Internally, front free endpaper chipped on edges, some persistant light stain marking to top and bottom margin of pages, slightly heavier to 6 pages, [ not affecting engraved area, some occasional spotting. Pages and illustrations in good condition. A nice copy, in a superb binding. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ikuno Ginzan Kogi den [trans.: Model Citizens at the Ikuno Silver Mine]

      Four fine double-page woodcuts. 43 folding leaves. 8vo, orig. wrappers (wrappers a little rubbed & tired, minor & mostly marginal worming at front & back), part of the orig. block-printed title label on upper cover, new stitching. [Ikuno]: 1849. First edition of this most uncommon and interesting book on the Ikuno silver mine in Hyogo Prefecture. Silver was mined there from the 16th century until the late 20th century and was an important source of income for the central government. The town of Ikuno greatly increased in size due to the mining activities and a school for the children of samurai and government officials was created. This school - Reitakukan - instructed the children in academics, ethical behavior, and the local industries. A series of textbooks was published by the school over the years for the students; this is one such example. This work was written at the request of the prefectural governor, Katsuda (or Katsuta). He asked Ogawa to select and describe citizens of the town who demonstrated high ethical behavior. In this book, Ogawa describes 13 men and women who qualified in various ways (honesty, generosity, faithfulness to one's husband, filial piety, etc.), in spite of suffering various illnesses, many of which seem clearly related to the mining activities of the area. Following this, there is a section entitled "Kaiko ryakuki" [trans.: "History of the Ikuno Silver Mine"]. Here, Ogawa provides an account of the natural history of the area, mining activities (with woodcut illustrations of miners in shafts), panning for gold by women, the various kinds of minerals found in the mines, etc. In the text, there is a long passage on silicosis ("endoku" or "yoroke"), the occupational lung disease common to miners. Ogawa describes the symptoms of miners' phthisis due to inhaled mineral dust and smoke and offers a recipe for a medicine which would prevent the illness from developing. He notes that miners died very young and only a few of them exceeded thirty years of age. Ogawa (1812-84), taught at the Ikuno school for many years. Very good copy. WorldCat locates only a 1910 reprint.

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        La Régence, journal des échecs, rédigé par une société d'amateurs, première et troisième année

      Au café de la Régence, Paris 1849 - 391, 391 p. Ex libris du fraser Institute. Cote. Intérieur en très bon état. I: Usure à la reliure consolidée avec du ruban (dos). Début de brisure au mors intérieur avant. 3e plat un peu défraîchi. III: Reliure usée. Dos incomplet et en partie détaché. Couverture avant pages de garde, de faux-tite et de titre détachées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Appendice au huitième volume des Journaux de l'Assemblée législative de la province du Canada, 2e session, 3e Parlement, session de 1849, vol. I, II et III

      1849 - Contient notamment: Rapport du Surintendant des écoles du Haut-Canada pour 1847; Lois contre l'usure; État des banques; Rapport des commissaires des travaux publics; Biens des Jésuites; Pertes causées par la rebellion de 1837-1838 Ex- libris du Fraser institute. Cote au dos. Usure à la reliure. Dos en partie détaché. Plans dépliants. Cartes dépliantes (petites déchirures è l'une). Coin supérieur d'une page manquant. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Bull and His Wonderful Lamp. A new reading of an old tale. With six illustrations designed by the author. FIRST EDITION. 4to.

      John Peterham. 1849 Half title, hand-col. front. & plates. Orig. vertical-grained red cloth, borders blocked in blind, front board pictorially blocked in gilt; sl. dulled & rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Henry Frederick, 6th Marquess of Bath.'An English version of an Eastern tale', forming a satire on the British radical politician Richard Cobden, identified here as the 'wicked magician' Cô-Ab-Deen. At this time Cobden was chiefly associated with his central role in the repeal of the Corns Laws, controversial protectionist laws that kept the price of corn artificially high, and restricted imports. His campaign to repeal the law succeeded in 1846, riling much of the UK's rural Conservative population, which now had to contend with free trade agreements and falling prices. Cobden is depicted in this satire as self-servingly exchanging The Wonderful Lamp of Native Protection, which has bought stability and prosperity, with the destructive Lamp of Free Trade. The authorship of the work is unknown; Van Duzer, in A Thackeray Library identifies this work (p.188), noting that is 'sometimes attributed to Thackeray, but without reason'.

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        Manual del hacendado azucarero o sea Arte de obtener el azúcar de la caña. Escrito en Inglés por Traducido al castellano y dedicado a la Real Junta de Fomento

      Imprenta del Gobierno y Capitanía General por S. M., Habana 1849 - The classic work on sugar translated in Cuba, with notes by the translator. XI + 269 + 3 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires D'Outre Tombe [ 11 ( of 12 ) volumes ]

      Eugène et Victor Penaud Frères, Éditeurs 10, rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, Paris, 1849 - 1850. 1st edition.. Hardback. Cloth, G+. 11 volumes, [iv]+xvi+380pp, [iv]+164 (ie 364)pp, [iv]+384pp, [iv]+368pp, [iv]+463pp, [iv]+468pp, [iv]+488pp, [iv]+527pp, [iv]+495pp, [iv]+508pp, [iv]+414+1pp, LACKS volume IX, later plain red cloth bindings, foxed throughout, pencil lines to the page margins,a working set. A First edition of Chateaubriand's monumental biography, with the list of subscribers & Chataubriand's caveat which was removed from later editions of the work. Chateaubriand originally intended for the work to be published at least fifty years after his death, but his financial troubles forced him, in his words, "to mortgage [his] tomb". The work abounds in instances of the poetic prose at which Chateaubriand excelled. On the other hand, the melancholy of the autobiography helped establish Chateaubriand as the idol of the young French Romantics; a young Victor Hugo wrote: "I will be Chateaubriand or nothing." ( Carteret I - 164-165; Vicar II - 290-291 ).

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        Album der deutschen National-Versammlung. Nach Seib`s Lichtbildern gezeichnet und lithographirt von H. Hasselhorst, Ph. Winterwerb und anderen.

      Frankfurt, Jügel 1849. - Mit lithogr. Titel, 54 lithogr. Portraits. und gefalt. lithogr. Plan der Paulskirche. 1 Bl. ("Verzeichniß der Portraits"). Dekorativer Lederband d. Zt. mit Blind- und Goldprägung. 38 x 30 cm. Kärcher 2464. - Erschien in fünf Lieferungen. - Die Tafeln jeweils mit lithographierten Signaturen der Porträtierten. - Der schöne Einband etwas berieben und an den Rändern tls. beschabt. Tls. stockfleckig. Titel verso gestempelt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Mémoires D'Outre Tombe [ 11 ( of 12 ) volumes ]

      Eugène et Victor Penaud Frères, Éditeurs 10, rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, Paris 1849 - 1850 - Cloth, G+. 11 volumes, [iv]+xvi+380pp, [iv]+164 (ie 364)pp, [iv]+384pp, [iv]+368pp, [iv]+463pp, [iv]+468pp, [iv]+488pp, [iv]+527pp, [iv]+495pp, [iv]+508pp, [iv]+414+1pp, LACKS volume IX, later plain red cloth bindings, foxed throughout, pencil lines to the page margins,a working set. A First edition of Chateaubriand's monumental biography, with the list of subscribers & Chataubriand's caveat which was removed from later editions of the work. Chateaubriand originally intended for the work to be published at least fifty years after his death, but his financial troubles forced him, in his words, "to mortgage [his] tomb". The work abounds in instances of the poetic prose at which Chateaubriand excelled. On the other hand, the melancholy of the autobiography helped establish Chateaubriand as the idol of the young French Romantics; a young Victor Hugo wrote: "I will be Chateaubriand or nothing." ( Carteret I - 164-165; Vicar II - 290-291 ). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        NEW CASTLE COUNTY DELAWARE FROM ORIGINAL SURVEYS

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

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

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

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        Shirley: a tale. Three volume set

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

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

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

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