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         Three Engraved Cards Published After the Murder of Patrick O'Connor and Before the Subsequent Trial of Frederick and Maria Manning.

      J.T. Wood. [1849] Each card with caption. 14.5 x 11.5cm. v.g.A grim relic of the Victorian souvenir trade, illustrating the three protagonists in a celebrated crime of the 19th century which became known as the 'Bermondsey Horror'. On 9th August 1849, Maria Manning, a Swiss domestic servant, and her husband Frederick Manning, a publican, dined with Patrick O'Connor, a wealthy exciseman and, according to some accounts, Maria's lover. The only hospitality on offer however, was murder, and having killed O'Connor, the Mannings buried him under the kitchen floor before robbing his home and fleeing London. Maria and Frederick fled separately having apparently double crossed each other and were caught in Edinburgh and Jersey respectively. They were tried at the Old Bailey, found guilty, and executed. The public hanging, the first time a husband and wife had been executed together in England since 1700, drew a delirious and blood thirsty crowd witnessed first hand by Charles Dickens. He wrote to The Times the following day: 'I believe that a sight so inconceivably awful as the wickedness and levity of the immense crowd collected at that execution could be imagined by no man and could be presented in no heathen land under the sun. The horrors of the gibbet and of the crimes which brought the wretched murderers to it, faded in my mind before the atrocious bearing, looks and language, of the assembled spectators'. The sight of the execution and its crowd accelerated Dickens's campaign for the abolition of public executions. The murder itself inspired Dickens to write the character of Mademoiselle Hortense, Lady Dedlock's maid in Bleak House, and Wilkie Collins referred to the Mannings in The Woman in White. The three cards are unusual in that they are published prior to the trial itself, exposing a broader market for criminal ephemera that exceeds simply the bloodlust of newspaper reports, trials and execution. Maria Manning is pictured in a black satin dress. It was rumoured that due to her wearing black lace at her execution the material went out of fashion for many years. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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         Archive of Unpublished Chinese Manuscripts, Pertaining to the History of Amoy , Translated into English By William Raymond Gingell, Sinologist, Interpreter and Consul in China.

      Amoy [Xiamen], Foochow [Fuzhou], 1849-1854, 1849. Unpublished Translations of Chinese Texts, comprising what appears to be the only translation of the "History of Amoy" which contains texts dated as early as 1788 and which predates the work for which Gingell is best known [an abridged translation of the Chow Le classic, completed in 1852]; also presenting a wide array of subjects surrounding customs, ancient inscriptions, government, riots and civil wars, by his translations of several short accounts and decrees by difference Chinese writers or offices; as well as a traditional Chinese calendar. Together with a contemporary manuscript letter to Gingell from the Consul at Foochowfoo containing praises from British diplomats for Gingell's work on the History of Amoy, double folio leaf, 2 pages. Together with some original Chinese texts in manuscript and in print, 17 pages combined. History of Amoy manuscript translation: Qto. approximately 300 pages, string-tied in five parts (one part in duplicate), penned to rectos only on blue leafs watermarked J. Whatman and J. Gater 1845 and measuring approximately 24,5 x 20,5 cm. Other manuscript translations: Varied sized leafs, approximately 485 pages combined, each account titled and string-tied separately, also on blue watermarked leafs measuring approximately 24,5 x 20,5 cm. Some creasing, otherwise in very good condition, exceedingly early manuscript documents made in China. Only one of the shorter translations in the present archive is known to have been published (Forms of Ceremonial suitable to be adopted in the Fokien Province on the occasion of the Dowager Queen...). All others appear to be unpublished. The earliest and most substantial of Gingell's unpublished works in the present archive are his translations of eighteenth and nineteenth century Chinese texts compiled and published by a Chinese historian in a monumental sixteen volumes, here headed "History of Amoy" and partially translated into English by Gingell in a manuscript work-in-progress. This work is accompanied by a manuscript letter addressed to Gingell, 15 November 1849, by the Consul of Foochowfoo Richard B. Jackson who relays praises for the work on the history of Amoy Throughout this substantial and already detailed work, Gingell adds explanatory notes, and writes names of places and people in Chinese characters beside the English. The first volume consists of "Imperial Discourses" pertaining to Qing ruled Formosa - providing a rare opportunity to study the matter from the Chinese perspective. Simply titled "Amoy" the second volume concerns the history of the city, especially its fortifications through army and naval defences, the distribution of military stations, the erection of a walled castle on Xiamen Island by Zhou Dexing in 1387, and the like. Volume three is titled "Research into the Military Regulations" which ultimately serves to provide an understanding of the so-called "sea barriers or sea fences" of Amoy. Volume four is essentially a detailed nautical guide imparting practical information for safe navigation between the Pescadores Islands [Penghu] and into the bays of the Formosa Strait [Taiwan], for passage to and from Amoy [Xiamen]. Volume seven deals with customs and duty tariffs, addressing matters such as prohibition, fixed duty servants, land revenue, salt duty, and the Amoy Customs House. . Manuscript.

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         The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger. Of Blunderstone Rookery, (Which He never meant to be Published on any Account).With Illustrations By H. K. Browne.

      - London: Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars, [May, 1849 - November 1850]. 8vo., 20 monthly parts in 19 as issued, 32, [1]-32, 4; 12, 33-64, 12; 12, 65-96, 4; 8 97-128; 4, 129-160; 8, 161-192, 8; 8, 193-224, 8; [14], 225-256; 12, 257-288, [22]; 12, 289-320, 8; 8, 321-352; 8, 353-384, 2, 8; 8, 385-416; 8, 417-448; 4, 2, 449-480, [8]; 4, 481-512; 4, 513-544, [2]; 8, [2], 545-576, 8, [1]; 16, 577-624, xiv, [1 errata], 8, 4, 8, 40 engraved plates including frontispiece and title vignette. Original blue printed wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as outside back wrappers, uncut, with a variety of publishers ads on teal, pink and white paper bound-in. Housed in a blue morocco pull-off case with raised bands, gilt titling, and additional blue cloth portfolio with flaps. Some backstrips and hinges mended, edges slightly rubbed and chipped occasionally, minor foxing to plates, overall remarkably good condition for such an ephemeral publication; very good. First edition in the original parts. This set contains all of the advertisements, slips, steel engraved plates, and specimens listed by Hatton & Cleaver except for rear insert "2" in part twelve (eight pages or four); there are six specimens of Letts' Diaries in part eight (Hatton & Cleaver 235-271). "The first of Dickens's big books to be written in the first person, and it is looked upon as being largely autobiographic" (Eckel 75). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Neuester Zeitungs-Atlas für Alte und Neue Erdkunde.

      Hildburghausen u a Bibliographisches Institut (-52) 1849 - Mit gestochenem Titel und 123 (116 grenzkolorierten) Stahlstich-Karten, dazu ein Registerblatt. 26,5 x 32,5 cm (Querformat). Späterer Halblederband. (086). Sarkowski 214, a 11. - Zwischen 1849 und 1852 in 31 Lieferungen erschienener Altas, der in den Folgejahren durch Hinzunahme weiterer Karten vergrößert wurde. - Durchgängig unterschiedlich, teils stärker, gebräunt und fleckig, eine Karte durch gute Kopie ergänzt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Excursions in Southern Africa,

      1849 - including a History of the Cape Colony, an Account of the Native Tribes, Etc. First edition. 2 vols. Five engraved plates, with further illustrations in the text. 8vo. Contemporary half calf, spines elaborately gilt. xxx, 359; iv, 456pp. London, William Shoberl, Ostensibly a history of the Cape Colony from settlement to the Kaffir War of 1876-7, the work is a critique of the British Government in the Cape. Indeed, 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, p75. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Notice historique sur le Maghzen d'ORAN.

      Typographie de Perrier, Oran 1849 - In-8 de 409 pp., demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à nerfs fileté. Origine du Maghzen - Opérations auxquelles prirent part les tribus maghzen, depuis l'occupation d'Oran et la soumission des Douars et des Sméla jusquà l'insurrection de 1845 - Notes et documents officiels (correspondance). Bel exemplaire (Tailliart 1621 - Playfair 1423).

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         Owen Glendower; or, The Prince in Wales. An Historical Romance. In Two Volumes

      Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, London 1849 - First edition. Two volumes. Publisher's light russet cloth with a decorative design blocked in blind, gilt spines, printed publisher's catalog on glazed-paper endpapers. A few tiny bumps to the bottom edge and corners, bookseller's ticket on the back pastedowns, a near fine, bright set. Historical romance surrounding the last Welsh Prince of Wales, Owain Glyndwr. An uncommon, well-preserved set in original publisher's cloth. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory

      London: Richard Bentley, 1849.. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, 308; 328 pp. Some occasional mild soiling and browning. Recent maroon half morocco, marbled sides, gilt spines with black labels, a very good copy. "Depicts with great fidelity and vivacity the manners and condition, the toils, privations, and perils of the Indian hunters. It also includes several interesting geographical and geological facts and Indian vocabularies" (Sabin 43514). McLean worked for the Hudson's Bay Company from 1821-1845.

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         2 Albums reliés à la suite : Dessins de Fer et Bronze du 15me et 16me siècle. Meubles dans le style Gothique 15me siècle.

      Chez Varin,, A Paris, 1849 - 50 Planches gravées, dont 2 pages de titre. Rares albums, absents à la BNF notamment. Albums gravés par les frères Varin, Adolphe et Amédée, héritiers de la célèbre dynastie d’artistes depuis le XVIe siècle [connus comme potiers et d’étain et graveurs au XVIIIe dont Joseph Varin (1740-1800) et Charles Nicolas (1741-1812)]. Augustus Pugin (1812-1852) est un architecte britannique resté célèbre pour ses travaux concernant diverses églises et surtout le Palais de Westminster. Il a écrit un bon nombre de textes sur l'architecture, principalement à propos de l'architecture gothique et de la décoration. Son travail sur les motifs végétaux fut l’une des sources d’inspiration pour le Mouvement Arts & Crafts dont William Morris était le chef de file et pour les artistes préraphaélites qui y étaient liés. Livres Coiffe de tête partiellement manquante, très légères traces de frottements, quelques petites taches et rousseurs sur certaines planches, sinon bel et rare exemplaire. Reliure de l’époque en demi-chagrin vert, dos à 5 nerfs orné de fers dorés, « E. Bettend » doré en queue, filets à froid en encadrement des plats, tranches mouchetées.

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         Répertoire Général Des Lois, Décrets, ordonnances, Réglements et Instructions Sur La Marine

      Imprimerie Nationale, Paris - 1849-1854. 2 forts vols. In-8, demi-basane glacée havane, pièce de titre rouge (reliure de l'époque). xv pp., 884 pp.; xxiii pp., 556 pp. "dépenses d'Outremer" imprimé à chaud au bas des 2 volumes. Bon état de conservation du corps d'ouvrage mais des frottements à la reliure (coiffes notamment), une fente en haut du mors du 1er plat du 1er vol. 2 encoches en coupes du second volume.

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

      Stevens & Norton. 1849 - Sewn as issued in cream wrappers. v.g. This scarce pamphlet was sent to Dickens shortly after the first instalment of Bleak House had been published. Much of Challinor?s account was used by Dickens in the telling of the case of Gridley in Chapter XV of the novel. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         ADVENTURES OF THE FIRST SETTLERS ON THE OREGON OR COLUMBIA RIVER

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1849. FIRST EDITION. As the extended title indicates, this work comprises "a narrative of the expedition fitted out by John Jacob Astor, to establish the 'Pacific Fur Company'; with an account of some Indian tribes on the coast of the Pacific." Alexander Ross (1783-1856) was for many years a participant in the grand adventure of opening up the Pacific Northwest to the fur trade. His reminiscences open not long after the Lewis and Clark expedition, with the sailing of the Tonquin in 1810 around the horn. The founding and building of Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia are described, as well as expeditions on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Ross is particularly fascinated by the Indian tribes he encounters, and much of his work is devoted to describing their ways. Cowan says that the "narrative presents interesting pictures of the life of the early American fur-trader, with its charm and romance," and Wagner-Camp quotes Elliott Coues as calling this item "one of the three 'synoptical gospels' of the Astoria enterprise," the others being the narratives of Gabriel Franchere and Ross Cox. It is unusual to find a copy with the ads at the end.. 200 x 120 mm. (7 7/8 x 4 3/4"). xv, [i]. 352, 16 (ads) pp. FIRST EDITION. Period-style half calf over marbled boards. With a folding map of the Columbia River and Oregon Territory. Title page with signature obscured by correction fluid. With 16 pages of ads for Smith, Elder books bound in at the back. Graff 3576; Howes R-448, "Aa"; Sabin 73327; Streeter Sale 3713; Wagner-Camp 172; Wheat, Transmississippi West 635. Short split at tail of one map fold (reinforced by archival tape on verso), paper stock a little yellowed (no doubt as with all copies), isolated trivial small stains, but A NEARLY FINE COPY, the smooth and fresh text entirely without foxing, and the retrospective binding unworn. As the extended title indicates, this work comprises "a narrative of the expedition fitted out by John Jacob Astor, to establish the 'Pacific Fur Company'; with an account of some Indian tribes on the coast of the Pacific." Alexander Ross (1783-1856) was for many years a participant in the grand adventure of opening up the Pacific Northwest to the fur trade. His reminiscences open not long after the Lewis and Clark expedition, with the sailing of the Tonquin in 1810 around the horn. The founding and building of Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia are described, as well as expeditions on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Ross is particularly fascinated by the Indian tribes he encounters, and much of his work is devoted to describing their ways. Cowan says that the "narrative presents interesting pictures of the life of the early American fur-trader, with its charm and romance," and Wagner-Camp quotes Elliott Coues as calling this item "one of the three 'synoptical gospels' of the Astoria enterprise," the others being the narratives of Gabriel Franchere and Ross Cox. It is unusual to find a copy with the ads at the end.

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         Excursions in Southern Africa

      including a History of the Cape Colony, an Account of the Native Tribes, Etc. First edition. 2 vols. Five engraved plates, with further illustrations in the text. 8vo. Contemporary half calf, spines elaborately gilt. xxx, 359; iv, 456pp. London, William Shoberl,

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         Six months' service in the African blockade, from April to October 1848, in command of H.M.S. Bonetta.

      London Bentley 1849 - First edition. 8vo (19.5 x 11.5cm.), x, 146pp., folding map (depicting the countries between Sierra Leone and Liberia), pale half calf, marbled boards and endpapers, full gilt spine, flat raised bands, red leather label, map strengthened at folds, occasional light spotting, an excellent copy. Scarce. Important first hand work on the Slave Trade at the time of Sieraa Leone and Liberia signing the Anti-Slavery Trade Treaty. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Les étoiles, derniére férie, par J.-J. Grandville, texte par Méry. Astronomie des dames par le Cte Foelix

      Paris: G. de Gonet, e_diteur: Martinon, libraire; A Leipzig: Chez Charles Twietmeyer 1849 - [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- // 1ª ed.- 2 partes en 1 vol. (265x183 mm).- [2], XVI, 252, [4], 186, [2] p.; 2 portadas adicionales (una para cada parte), 15 grabados a toda página coloreados a mano, de los que 2 son portadas adicionales, 1 el retrato de Grandville, 11 representan estrellas celestes personificadas como mujeres y 1 es un gabinete astronómico de mujeres, firmados, la mayoría, por Grandville, quien los diseñó, y Charles Geoffroy, que los grabó; cada grabado con su hoja protectora; partituras de dos canciones 'Epithalame sur le lac' y 'L'étoile du marin' (letra de Méry, música de Emmanuel Brice).- // Encuadernación en tela editorial azul oscuro, lomo y planos con ilustraciones gofradas doradas y coloreadas a mano; cortes dorados; guardas originales amarillas; hojas de protección de grabados azules originales. Puntas y cofias ligeramente desgastadas; leves roturas de los extremos de las charnelas; guardas contaminadas por la cola empleada en su encuadernación; interior en extraordinario estado; grabados inmaculados. Hermoso ejemplar.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Vicaire, V, 770.- // Publicación póstuma, encargada por el ayuntamiento de Nancy, de los diseños del último cuaderno que dibujó el célebre caricaturista e ilustrador Grandville, antes de fallecer. Celebrado por Baudelaire y los surrealistas, buscado por los editores, temido por su mordacidad anticlerical y republicana, quizás sean estos sus únicos dibujos 'dulces' difundidos en la época ya que, aunque en la colección existente en la Biblioteca de Nancy se conservan numerosos cuadernos con dibujos originales que también lo son, los que publicó fueron prácticamente siempre en obras de contenido crítico o satírico. La parte 2, que tiene como título 'Les étoiles. Second partie. Astronomie des dames, par le Comte Foelix', posee a su vez una segunda parte, 'Météorologie des dames' (pp.133-186). Como curiosidad, la Library of Congress señala que la portada grabada suplementaria de la primera parte sería el único grabado de madera estampado en sepia coloreado a mano de que se tiene noticia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Niger Flora;

      1849 - or, an Enumeration of the Plants of Western Tropical Africa collected by the late Dr Theodore Vogel. [with] WEBB (P.B.) Spicilegia Gorgonea [and] HOOKER (J.D.) & BENTHAM (George) Flora Nigritiana.First edition. Frontispiece, map & 51 plates (8 folding). 8vo. Modern red half morocco, some spotting to plates. xv, 587, 4ads pp. London, Hippolyte Bailliere, A compilation of important works on the botany of Nigeria, including a biographical sketch of Dr. Vogel. Stafleu, 3012. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Carl Jügels`s Verlag 1849 Carl Jügel`s Verlag, Frankfurt/M., 1849. 54 lithographierte Portraittafeln der Mitglieder der Frankfurter Nationalversammlung, 1 gefalteten lithographiertem Grundriss des Inneren der Pauls-Kirche, 1 Verzeichnis der Portraits sowie einem lithograph. Titelblatt, spätere Halbleinen-Flügelmappe mit aufgezogenem original Titel (etwas stockfleckig) - seltenes vollständiges Galeriewerk, herausgegeben kurz nach der Frankfurter Versammlung - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Revolution 1848,Geschichte

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         The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger. Of Blunderstone Rookery, (Which He never meant to be Published on any Account)...With Illustrations By H. K. Browne.

      London: Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars, [May, 1849 - November 1850]. 8vo., 20 monthly parts in 19 as issued, 32, [1]-32, 4; 12, 33-64, 12; 12, 65-96, 4; 8 97-128; 4, 129-160; 8, 161-192, 8; 8, 193-224, 8; [14], 225-256; 12, 257-288, [22]; 12, 289-320, 8; 8, 321-352; 8, 353-384, 2, 8; 8, 385-416; 8, 417-448; 4, 2, 449-480, [8]; 4, 481-512; 4, 513-544, [2]; 8, [2], 545-576, 8, [1]; 16, 577-624, xiv, [1 errata], 8, 4, 8, 40 engraved plates including frontispiece and title vignette. Original blue printed wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as outside back wrappers, uncut, with a variety of publishers ads on teal, pink and white paper bound-in. Housed in a blue morocco pull-off case with raised bands, gilt titling, and additional blue cloth portfolio with flaps. Some backstrips and hinges mended, edges slightly rubbed and chipped occasionally, minor foxing to plates, overall remarkably good condition for such an ephemeral publication; very good. First edition in the original parts. This set contains all of the advertisements, slips, steel engraved plates, and specimens listed by Hatton & Cleaver except for rear insert “2” in part twelve (eight pages or four); there are six specimens of Letts’ Diaries in part eight (Hatton & Cleaver 235-271). “The first of Dickens’s big books to be written in the first person, and it is looked upon as being largely autobiographic” (Eckel 75).

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         Shirley. A tale. By Currer Bell.

      Smith, Elder & Co. 1849 - FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. Ad. on verso of final leaf vol. III. 3 vols in 1 in contemp. half maroon calf by J. & J. Vice of Nottingham, spine with raised gilt bands & black leather label. Each vol. with contemp. signature of Edw. Cooper on titlepage. An attractive copy. Sadleir 348; not in Wolff. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

      Boston and Cambridge: James Munroe and Company, 1849 - Duodecimo (197 × 122 mm) in sixes. Original brown cloth (BAL binding variant T, trade binding), title gilt to spine with blind rules forming compartments filled with arabesques in blind, blind panels to the boards, buff endpapers. Housed in a burgundy cloth flat-back box by the Chelsea Bindery. Slight wear at the extremities, the spine chipped head and tail, but the publisher's name still largely legible at the tail, free endpapers irregularly discoloured, last 3 leaves torn along the bottom margin, no loss of text. A very good copy. First edition of Thoreau's first book. Thoreau published at his own expense an edition of 1,000 copies: less than 300 sold, and in 1853 the remainder was returned to him - 256 bound up and 450 in sheets - prompting his rueful journal entry: "I have now a library of nearly 900 volumes, over 700 of which I wrote myself." The present copy has the three lines of text which were dropped from the bottom of p. 396 by the printers supplied in pencil in a contemporary hand, as also the corrections at pp. 94, 120, and 139. The advert leaf advises that "Will soon be published, Walden or Life in the Woods ", but due to the commercial failure of his first work it was not until 1854 that the latter was finally published by Ticknor and Fields. Allen, p. 1; BAL 20104; Borst A1.1.a; Howes T220. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Portrait de Madame X...

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

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         Vers de Società [sic]. Historical fragments, sonnets, &c. &c.

      James Ridgway, [1849]., London: - 2 volumes. 8vo. vii, 253; viii, 235 pp. Engraved title-pages; lightly foxed. Original full green blind and gilt-stamped morocco, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles; rubbed. Very good set. With two picturesque or quaint fore-edge paintings by “Stevens”, being an English landscape with river, row boat, green fields and trees; another similar view, with figure fishing in a small lake. The author, Denison, was himself an enormously wealthy landowner, banker, and served in Parliament from 1976-1802, 1806, 1818-49. He died the year this work was issued. See: DNB. The present work is a collection of English poems. Provenance: Butterfield & Butterfield, lots 2132 [ca.1990s]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         NEW YORK PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE; COMPRISING A HISTORY OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK [BOUND WITH] NEW-YORK--AS IT IS: BEING THE COUNTERPART OF THE METROPOLIS OF AMERICA [BOUND WITH] THE AMERICAN ADVERTISER

      New York: Prall, Lewis; Philadelphia: G. S. Appleton,(1849-1850). Original Cloth. 8vo. 141; 24; 203 pages. 20 cm. New-York, past, present, and future: comprising a history of the city of New-York, a description of its present condition and an estimate of its future increase (1850) [With] New-York--as it is; being the counterpart of the Metropolis of America; New York, 1849, (24 p. ) ; and The American Advertiser (3rd ed. New-York : Prall, Lewis & Co. , 1850) . (203 p. , chiefly advertisements) . Each with separate title page. Front engraved title page. Publisher's advertisement: 4 p. (at front) . Nineteen engraved plates, with tissue guards. One fold out map of New York [19 x 22 cm; Scale ca. 1: 30, 000; Shows wards and ferry lines and radial distances; Covers Manhattan up to 19th St. On the west side and up to 33rd St. On the east side; Also covers parts of Brooklyn and Williamsburg; Oriented with north to the right]. All gilt outer edges. Ezekiel Porter Belden was a lawyer, editor of the New York Journal of Commerce, and graduate of Yale. He is known for his scale model of New York City, which was exhibited at the Minerva Room in the late 1840's. These volumes on New York are known as "prideful, self-congratulatory guidebooks that appeared during the boom years" (pg 672; Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898; Burrows, Wallace) . Subjects: New York (N. Y. ) - History. New York (N. Y. ) - Description and travel. New York (State) - New York. OCLC lists 21 copies of this edition. Boards rubbed, with small loss at very top of headband on backstrip. Lightly foxed; overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC-40-31)

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         Expedition to discover the sources of the White Nile, in the years 1840, 1841, from the German by Charles William O'Reilly.

      London Bentley 1849 - First English edition. 2 volumes in 1, 8vo., ix, 354; vi, 346pp., folding plate (light foxing), folding map,original blind-stamped pebble-grained green cloth gilt, an excellent example. Werne (1822-1874), a German adventurer, took part in the second European exploratory mission to discover the source of the White Nile, under the leadership of the Turkish officer, Selim Qaduban, which penetrated as far as Gondokoro. Werne kept a diary of valuable scientific observations and produced the first European map of the river between Khartoum and Gondokoro. Reputed to have been utilised by Burton, Speke, and Baker. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         EDIFICES DE ROME MODERNE OU RECUEIL DES PALAIS, MAISONS, EGLISES, COUVENTS DE LA VILLE DE ROME. TEXTE ET PLANCHES. [Two Volumes: Text and Plates]

      Liege, Belgium: D. Avanzo, 1849. First edition. Elephant folio volume of plates (18 X 23) in 3/4 dark green cloth and leather with gold gilt; quarto text volume (two volumes total) in same condition; VG/VG; general shelf wear and fraying around spines and corners; upper right corner of plates volume bumped and creased; ex-libris plate inside front board; red marble end pages; text volume clean; pp. 515; first few plates at the beginning have slight foxing and offsetting; contents include 117 plates, individually described in text, with a list of architects, popes, and major buildings in Rome; in French; text shelved case 4; plates shelved above Philosophy section; due to size and weight of the items, please contact us for shipping costs. Dupont.

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         Ancona, veduta dall’ultima Pesca situata sulla scogliera che circonda il Lazzaretto

      Ancona 1849 - Album in quarto oblungo, contenente una spettacolare veduta panoramica della città dal mare, con il porto e le imbarcazioni dei pescatori in primo piano, più volte ripiegata. Una pianta della città, arricchita da una leggenda con 29 richiami ai principali monumenti ed un foglio descrittivo, in italiano e francese, completano questa rarissima opera. Edita ad Ancona dalla Tipografia Gianantoni, risulta sconosciuta alle bibliografie da noi consultate. In ottimo stato di conservazione. Dimensioni della veduta 1400x250. Album in quarto oblong, containing an astonishing panoramic view of the city from the sea, with the harbour and the fishermen ships in the foreground, folded many times. A city plan embellished with a 29-items legend and a descriptive sheet, both in Italian and French, complete this rare work. Printed by the typography of Gianantoni in Ancona, it is almost unknown to the main catalogues. In excellent condition. Dimensioni 1450 250mm

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         Emma: a novel.

      Simms & McIntyre. (Parlour Library, no. XXV.) 1849 Handsomely bound in recent half calf, spine ruled in gilt & with dark maroon morocco label, purple cloth boards. A v.g. attractive copy.Gilson E15. Without the Parlour Library series title, which is not usually present in rebound copies.

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         MARDI: AND A VOYAGE THITHER

      New York: Harper & Brothers(1849). First American Edition, Two volumes in publisher's brown cloth; eight pages of terminal ads in the second volume. BAL 13658. Melville's third book, issued about a month after the three-volume London edition, and his first major full-length fiction, a novel based on his whaling voyage experiences in the South Seas. Early small book label of S. S. Boyd on the front pastedown of each volume., Hardcover, Text quite clean with only light, even foxing. Cloth fresh with gilt bright on the spines. The first volume has some loss to the head and heel of the spine with a portion toward the bottom reattached; the second volume has some loss of cloth to the front joint. Very Good set

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         Mardi: And a Voyage Thither. In Two Volumes.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849.(). Two Volumes. 8vo., Vol. I: 364 pp., Vol. II: 387 pp., Very Good, Gilt Quarter Leather On Grey Boards (modern rebinding); edge wear on boards; pencil scribbles on end papers; light staining & foxing throughout text, on end papers and edges of text block; shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle (bookplate). Bibliographic analysis suggests this is a First Edition, Second Printing, but may, however, be a Mixed State.

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         Specimens of the flora of South Africa by a lady.

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

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         The monuments of Nineveh. [WITH] A second series of the monuments of Nineveh, including bas-reliefs from the palace of Sennacherib and bronzes from the ruins of Nimroud.

      London John Murray and 1853 1849 - First editions, 2 volumes, large folio (first series portrait, second series landscape format). First work: additional chromo-lithographed title and 101 lithographed plates (numbered 1-100, 7a and 95a), mostly on india paper and mounted, 6 coloured and 6 printed in sepia, all mounted on guards, some small traces of old insect damage to a few plates, Second work: 71 lithographed plates, comprising 7 chromolithographed, 61 tinted and 3 plain. Contemporary half brown morocco gilt, brown morocco title label gilt to upper cover, spine in six compartments, letters to second, raised bands, top edge gilt; contemporary half red morocco, large pictorial and decorative vignette gilt to upper cover, neat repairs to joints and extremities,some light spotting, staining etc., a very good set. Luxurious publications detailing Layard's first and second excavations in Mesopotamia. The most luxurious publications on Mesopotamia published in Great Britain. Layard's interest in Nineveh began when he met the French consul Emil Botta in Mosul. Botta had been excavating the mounds opposite the city, which marked the site of the ruins of Nineveh, and Layard visited the site. Layard met the British ambassador to Turkey, Stratford Canning, who employed him as an unofficial traveller. Canning was interested in archaeology, and Layard's description of the mounds at Nineveh prompted him to finance his own expedition, superintended by Layard. The expeditions took place in 1846 and 1847, and were eventually part sponsored by the trustees of the British Museum. Hence, many of the sculptures were transported to England for the British Museum. (ODNB). Atabely 686 & 688. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Sketches of the Royal Society and Royal Society Club

      First edition. Folding manuscript facsimile. 8vo. A fine copy in blind-embossed green cloth, spine gilt, unopened. 212,16ads.pp. London, John Murray,

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         The Reformer, a miscellany of original poetry and prose and Silcoates news, &c. Contemporaneous with J.C. Pick, Comet; G. Glanville, Pictory Examr; J. Gwyther, Record; W. Miller, Daily News.

      Silcoates: edited, printed, published by John Petherick Allen - Proprietor - at his Offices. 1849 - 24 issues, hand-written in blue ink, bound into contemp. quarter sheep; spine strip missing, corners a little worn. Renier booklabel. A charming example of schoolboy endeavour, in the form of an entirely self-produced ?periodical? by John P. Allen, a pupil of Silcoates School. The volume contains 24 hand-written 8pp issues, the first numbered ?31? and dated Thursday, April 19th, 1849, the last numbered ?55? . Nov. 1849. Number 48 is not present, but there is no sign of it being excised. The content is made up of original and transcribed poetry, essays on literature and industry, ?charades? and ?maxims?, reports of meetings, lectures and cricket matches, observations on the weather, and miscellaneous musings on school life and the wider world. Much of the content relates to the everyday business of the school, keeping the reader up to date on changes in teaching personnel, absences and illnesses, visitors, excursions, and other noteworthy events. An entry in issue 33 is indicative of the tone of the work, not least the mildly admonishing stance of the editor: ?Mrs Urgar came on Monday last to see her son; and speak to some boys who had been calling him - ?dunce? We are sorry to hear, he has by some, been treated rather roughly; but, if every one had written home, when he first came, every time he had a blow, (to say nothing about such names as ?dunce? &c); we fancy there would have been letters enough.? Other entries relate to meetings of the Wakefield Temperance Society, the ?unfair? treatment of the Rev. Shore (for misdemeanours unknown), ?notices to correspondents?, and the occasional exposure of some heinous crime: ?The mean fellow who has taken several copies of Sigma?s poetry from The Comet office has not yet returned them. It would be much better for him to do so, altho? he may get off without being detected. A quiet is better than a guilty conscience.? Issue 37, written entirely in black ink, forms a particularly poignant number, as it announces the death, following a short illness, of schoolfellow George Cook: ?He was only thirteen years of age; he would have been fourteen on July 7th but it pleased his Creator to cut him off in the morning of his existence. He might have been spared for many years of usefulness, but when the summons came, he was obliged to obey.? The whole provides a fascinating insight to life in a Victorian boarding school in the mid-nineteenth century. Silcoates was established near Wakefield in 1820, for the education of the sons of nonconformist clergymen, and the school continues to the present day.

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         Autograph letter signed to John Brett, with Brett's autograph reply

      1849. Very Good. Moigno, François Napoléon Marie (1804-84). A.L.s. to [John] Brett (1805-63), addressed to "Monsieur Brett Esq. inventeur du télégraph imprémant" (Mr. Brett Esq. inventor of the printing telegraph), with Brett's autograph reply on the recto of the address leaf. N.p., "22 dimanche," 1849. Brett's reply dated Paris, April 30, 1849. 2pp. 210 x 135 mm. Small hole where seal was broken, light soiling along folds. Provenance: Latimer Clark. The Abbé Moigno, an eminent mathematician, physicist and science writer, authored several works on telegraphy. His correspondent, John Brett, laid the first submarine telegraph cable (between England and France) in 1850, and was one of the founders of the Atlantic Telegraph Company. Moigno's letter to Brett, written the year before Brett laid his first submarine cable, asks Brett for news of his current researches ("N'avez-vous rien de nouveau Å• m'apprendre? Quand ferez-vous une nouvelle expérience?") and asks Brett to supply him with an electric battery for a M. Soleil ("M. Soleil n'ose pas me dire qu'il a absolument besoin de la pile, mais je m'en aperçois chaque jour. Pourriez vous fixer Å• peu prčs l'époque Å• laquelle vous pourrez la rendre"). Brett's response, written on the blank recto of the address leaf, says that he will be in Lille shortly and will meet with Moigno in person. Origins of Cyberspace 177.

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         1849 James Buchanan Autograph Letter Signed, Requesting His Nephew's Help in Acquiring a Dog

      1849 - In August of 1849, a few months after ending his tenure as Secretary of State, James Buchanan wrote this great letter from Wheatland, his home near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to his sixteen year old nephew (and legal ward), James Buchanan Henry, who was away at boarding school in West Chester, PA. "My Dear James, Some person, I do not recollect whom, told me when I was at West Chester that Mr. Bolmar took delight in raising Newfoundland dogs. I am very desirous of obtaining a good watch dog for the [county?]; and if he could spare me one that was young, or one that he thought would suit me, I should feel greatly indebted to him. If so, you might make the dog's acquaintance before the vacation and bring him along. A friend in Washington sent me one, with great commendations; but he is absolutely worthless. Please inform me when your vacation will commence, and whether I can obtain a dog from Mr. Bolmar that he thinks would suit me." Buchanan signed off "Yours affectionately, James Buchanan" James Buchanan (1791-1868) was a lawyer, US Representative, US Senator, Minister to Russia and Great Britain, and Secretary of State before being elected the 15th President of the United States. He served from 1857-1861; the devolving debate over slavery and the Panic of 1857 dominated his term in office. Antoine Jean Claude Brunin de Bolmar (1797-1861) was founder and principal of Bolmar's School for Boys, the popular and highly regarded boarding school attended by James B. Henry. The school drew pupils from all over the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Written in ink on the first page of a sheet of plain writing paper; measures approximately 9.75" x 8" when folded. Integral address leaf on page four; postmarked from Lancaster, PA, with 5 cents postage paid. Docketed received the next day. Condition: The paper was silked on both sides,an older conservation technique. Under the silking there are some tears, particularly from the opening of the seal, and there are separations and chips along some of the fold lines. Paper loss is fairly minimal, and is made less obvious by the silking. There is also scattered foxing and staining. Buchanan's signature is completely intact and quite clean. Overall in good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         HAND-BOOK FOR INTENDING EMIGRANTS TO THE SOUTHERN SETTLEMENTS OF NEW ZEALAND

      W.S.Orr and Co. 1849 - 3/4 leather with marbled boards,titles on plate on spine,Edge wear is light,spine leather is split either side of spine at top for 2cm.Block is tight and sound.clean and tidy copy.Appendix at rear and 12 pages of advertising at front.All you need to know about emigrating,what to take,the various areas in New Zealand,clothing,the people,climate,land regulations,housing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The night side of nature : or, Ghosts and ghost seers (2 volume set)

      T.C. Newby 1849 - 2 volume set. 698 pages; 21 cm. Bound in publisher's cloth. Hardcover. Newspaper woodcut portrait on volume 1 of a characature of a wide eyed Mrs. Crowe, writing on a coffin table, with a skull candle. Book plate of noted book collector, Paul S. Seybolt on front paste down. Contemporary signature of G. Musgrave, Eden Hall. 2nd ed. Sadlier 666 (citing 1st ed, 1848 printing). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         'CERVANTES' [in] PICTORIAL NATIONAL LIBRARY A Miscellany of Science, Art, and Literature Volume III July to December, 1849

      Boston: William Simonds, 1849. 1st appearance of Alger's piece (Bennett, p. 261; Gardner, p. 486). 1st volume edition, BFTP, of the PICTORIAL NATIONAL LIBRARY. Dark brown cloth binding with gilt stamped spine & gilt device to each board. AEG. Gilt bright. Square & tight. Light shelfwear, including two minute holes to front joint cloth. Period pos, bookplate & binder's ticket [J. R. Simonds / Boston] to front eps. Withal, a Nr Fine copy.. iv, [7] - 384 pp. Alger's work: pp 240 - 241 [November issue]. Text printed double column. Volume ilustrated with cuts & plates. Tall 8vo. 10" x 6-1/2" One of Alger's earliest appearances in print, when he is still but a lad of 17. Quite uncommon.

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         Mardi and a Voyage Thither, First Edition Usa

      Harper et Brothers 1849 - Mardi, (the Polynesian word meaning "the world") is Melville's philosophical novel recounting a voyage through fictional South Sea islands; it was a precursor to Moby Dick. Mardi (the Polynesian word meaning "the world") is Melville's first pure fiction work (while featuring fictional narrators, his previous novels were heavily autobiographical). It details (much like Typee and Omoo) the travelings of an American sailor who abandons his whaling vessel to explore the South Pacific. Unlike the first two, however, Mardi is highly philosophical and said to be the first work to show Melville's true potential. The tale begins as a simple narrative, but quickly focuses upon discourse between the main characters and their interactions with the different symbolic countries they encounter. While not as cohesive or lengthy as Moby-Dick, it shares a similar writing style as well as many of the same themes. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, issued in 1849 by Harper brothers a few days after the three-volume first edition in London by Richard Bentley. Publisher's embossed cloth with publisher's logo on plates and spine , inside is in good state, 757 p. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia, performed under the authority of Her Majesty's Government, during the years 1844, 5,and 6. Together with a Notice of the Province of South Australia in 1847. [With] Map of Captain Sturt's Route from Adelaide into the Centre of Australia, Constructed from his Original Protractions, and other Official Documents. By John Arrowsmith.

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1849. Two volumes, octavo, with the large separately-published folding map by Arrowsmith cased as a matching third volume; with a folding map in the text, two frontispieces and 14 plates (six plates coloured, several after John Gould and S.T. Gill); a fine set in a charming Morrell binding, for both text volumes and map case, of half olive morocco and marbled boards, top edges of the text volumes gilt. One of the most desirable books of inland exploration: only rarely seen with the separately published map, as here.Sturt's last and most important expedition, into the harsh interior of the continent, was one for which he had petitioned over many years. His goal was the discovery of an inland sea which he was convinced he could locate. Setting out along the Murray and Darling, Sturt travelled north to Preservation Creek in the Grey Range, where he was trapped for nearly six oppressive months after summer heat dried up all water in the surrounding country. After heavy rains he moved further north, trekking some five hundred miles into the centre of the continent. The party of fifteen then struggled across Sturt's Stony Desert only to be thwarted by the sand ridges of the Simpson Desert, forcing Sturt to retreat to Fort Grey and thence to Adelaide. The party suffered greatly from scurvy, losing its second-in-command, and Sturt himself survived on the return journey only by using Aboriginal foods.On his return Sturt was lauded as a national hero of extraordinary courage. He was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1847.This is a beautiful copy of the first edition, in a fine binding by Morrell. The very large separately-issued map is cleverly housed in a case exactly matching the bindings of the text volumes, in good imitation of the publisher's original portfolio. Provenance: Eric Cook; Kenneth Hince, Melbourne; Rodney Davidson, with bookplate. Occasional light spotting to the plates but generally in fine condition; small graze to spine of volume 1.

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