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        47 eigenh. Briefe, tlw. m. Paraphe bzw. Unterschrift.

      Karlsbad (überwiegend), London u.a. bzw. ohne Ort, 1844-67 bzw. o. J. Zus. ca. 168 S., 8° bis 4°. „Lady William Russell (1793–1874) was the wife of Lord George William Russell and a notorious socialite. Elizabeth Anne was the only child of Captain the Hon. John Theophilus Rawdon (died 1808), the brother of Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings. She married Russell on 21 June 1817. A beautiful and energetic cosmopolitan who had enjoyed a broad European education, Lord Byron praised her in „Beppo“ as one whose bloom could, after dancing, dare the dawn. However, her outspoken Tory sympathies won her few friends among her husband\'s Liberal circle. Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux described her as that accursed woman. She and Russell had three sons, all of whom she tutored at home, perhaps lending them a rather distinctive approach to life [...]. Benjamin Disraeli said in conversation, I think she is the most fortunate woman in England, for she has the three nicest sons“ (Wikipedia). - „[...] Im Hause der seiner Familie von Karlsbad her befreundeten Lady William Russel und mit deren später im öffentlichen Leben eine Rolle spielenden Söhnen Arthur und Odo verbrachte M. [Alfred Meißner] eine reizvolle Londoner season, durchwanderte zwei Wochen mit M. Hartmann Schottland, die Heimath seiner Mutter und ihm von Kindheit an liebe geschichtlich-poetische Schauplätze, suchte nochmals Heine in Paris auf und fuhr dann, theils des Umherirrens überdrüssig, theils sehnsüchtig dem Elternhause zu [...]“ (L. J. Fränkel: Alfred Meißner, in: ADB LII, 773ff.). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag (dieser mit Randläsuren). - Beil. zwei hübsche altkolor. lithogr. Ansichten von Karlsbad („Der Hirschsprung“ bzw. „Die neue Wiese“; 8 x 12 cm, Blattgr. 12,5 x 16 cm; „zu haben bei A. Seifert in Carlsbad“), die Lady Russell dem Empfänger in einem Schreiben mitsandte. - Weiters beiliegend ein Briefentwurf Mislins an „Monsieur le Curé“ sowie 2 Bll. mit Notizen Mislins in Zusammenhang mit Lady Russell. - Vereinzelt m. Knickspuren bzw. kl. Ein- oder Ausrissen. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Mislin, Russell, Lady William, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        The Fly-Fisher's Entomology. Illustrated by Coloured Representations of the Natural and Artificial Insect

      Longman, London 1844 - Third edition. With 20 hand-colored engraved plates, 32-page publisher's catalogue dated October 1845. 1 vols. 8vo. Westwood & Satchell, p.178 Publisher's blindstamped green cloth (variant binding with slightly different pattern cloth), slight soiling. Ownership signature and bookplate of William Arthur Sparrow. Fresh, bright copy With 20 hand-colored engraved plates, 32-page publisher's catalogue dated October 1845. 1 vols. 8vo

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Christmas Carol

      Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition in cloth, first printing. (Commonly referred to as the first American edition, it was preceded by a cheap, unillustrated paperback edition. Illustration of Mr. Fezziwig's Ball used as frontispiece, no priority.) 158 p. Original dark navy cloth and gilt lettering, illustrated by Leech with four hand colored plates. Good condition. Spine cocked. Cloth rubbed, worn away at a few points at head and foot, tips exposed. Some hinges strained in the middle of the book. Some dampstaining, more visible on plates than text, and foxing. Name and address written in pencil on ffep, a small bracket in pencil in text that can be easily erased. All plates present. An unrestored, complete copy. The classic supernatural story of Ebenezer Scrooge's conversion that quickly swept the world and has remained popular ever since.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Survey of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, executed in the years 1842 and 1843, with the intent of establishing a communication between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and under the superintendence of a scientific commission, appointed by the projector, Don José de Garay.

      London, Ackerman and Co., 1844. - 8°, original printed wrappers (slightly soiled, some small defects to spine). Internally clean. Overall in very good to fine condition. Calling card of José Garay slipped in. (3 ll.), 188 pp., 1 colored folding map at front and 4 large folding maps at end. *** FIRST EDITION of a detailed survey and proposals for creating a route from the Atlantic to the Pacific via the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. It includes a survey of the Isthmus by Gaetano Moro (pp. 3-14), a detailed description of the expedition (pp. 15-69), several options for the route (pp. 70-86), and statistics on the area (the states of Veracruz, Chiapas, Tabasco, Oaxaca), including a section on antiquities (pp. 112-15). The advantages of a canal through the Isthmus vs. Panama or Nicaragua are set out on pp. 128-35. An appendix, starting on p. 139, gives details on population, geology, meteorology, astronomy, etc., and prints the correspondence with the Mexican government that authorized Garay's expedition.*** Sabin 26549. Cf. Palau 97659 citing an English version of 1846. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        A Christmas Carol

      Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition in cloth, first printing. (Commonly referred to as the first American edition, it was preceded by a cheap, unillustrated paperback edition. Illustration of Mr. Fezziwig's Ball used as frontispiece, no priority.) 158 p. Original dark navy cloth and gilt lettering, illustrated by Leech with four hand colored plates. Good condition. Spine cocked. Cloth rubbed, worn away at a few points at head and foot, tips exposed. Some hinges strained in the middle of the book. Some dampstaining, more visible on plates than text, and foxing. Name and address written in pencil on ffep, a small bracket in pencil in text that can be easily erased. All plates present. An unrestored, complete copy. The classic supernatural story of Ebenezer Scrooge's conversion that quickly swept the world and has remained popular ever since.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Les Cousins d'Isis. Les Adieux de Don Juan. Poëme dramatique par Arthur de Gobineau.

      Jules Labitte, Paris 1844 - Grand in-8 de (4)-114 pp., demi-chagrin rouge, dos lisse orné (reliure de l?époque). Edition originale d'une grande rareté, du premier livre de Gobineau publié à compte d'auteur. « Le comte de Gobineau, dans son drame de jeunesse, Les adieux de Don Juan, Paris, 1844, s'appuyant sur le poème de Byron, met en scène une mère qui, trop tendre pour son fils, le gâte. Conduit par son analyse rigoureuse, Gobineau fait naître la première passion de Don Juan, d'une sensualité brutale, pour Donna Claudia la jolie femme de son frère Don Sancho, pauvrement doué par la nature pour l'amour. A la suite de cette aventure amoureuse tragique, Don Juan est obligé de quitter la maison paternelle et de satisfaire au loin son désir d'amour. Nous retrouvons le même motif se rattachant aux temps anciens, c'est-à-dire le héros cherchant à conquérir la femme de son frère » (Otto Rank). Bel exemplaire. Quelques rousseurs. Ex-libris Laurent-Pichat. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift.

      0 - *Französischer Dichter 1844-1896.

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung zum Wetzstein GmbH]
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        A Visit From St. Nicholas" - great association copy inscribed by Clement C. Moore

      1844 - Signed book, Poems. New York: Bartlett & Welford, 1844. First edition, including A Visit from St. Nicholas, better known as 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Inscribed by Moore on the half-title page to Janet Drake de Kay: "Mrs. De Kay with the respects of the author, Mar. 1846." Original brown boards, recent rebacked spine and paper spine label; minor rubbing to the extremities. With Janet's daughter Helen de Kay's ownership signature on the front endpaper above her husband Richard Watson Gilder's library bookplate. "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house/Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse/The stockings were hung by the chimney with care/In hope that St. Nicholas soon would be there."A legendarily scarce volume with a distinguished provenance. Historical Background Janet Drake, through her distinguished poet-father Joseph Rodman Drake, gained admittance into the world of Knickerbocker writers such as Washington Irving, William Cullen Bryant, and Clement Moore. In 1833, Janet married Commodore George Coleman de Kay, perhaps best remembered for securing congressional support to take a government frigate to Ireland with famine relief supplies. Moore presented Janet with this copy of Poems in March 1846, around the time of the birth of her daughter Helena de Kay, who later penned her ownership signature in the volume. Helena became an accomplished artist and occasional model, and the unrequited love of the painter Winslow Homer. Helena helped found the Society of American Artists. She married Richard Watson Gilder, the editor of Century Magazine, whose library bookplate appears below Helena's signature.'Twas the Night Before Christmas was first published in the Troy Sentinel newspaper on December 23, 1823. Moore's authorship was first noted in 1837, in The New York Book of Poetry, edited by Charles Fenno Hoffman. Many years later, descendants of Henry Livingston, Jr. mistakenly convinced themselves that he was the author. As their case was disproven time and again, the family narrative kept evolving. In 2000, the Livingstonian arguments were marshaled by Professor Don Foster in a widely publicized book, Author Unknown. We are proud to have played a role in exposing many of Foster's counter-factual arguments, and uncovering previously unpublished Moore writings, in the New-York Historical Society and the Museum of the City of New York, that fully support Moore's authorship.Seth Kaller's essay, The Moore Things Change, was published in the Winter 2004 issue of the New-York Journal of American History. Clement C. Moore (1779-1863) was the son of Benjamin Moore, the second Protestant Episcopal Bishop of New York and President of King's College. Clement Moore graduated from Columbia University in 1798. The Moore family owned extensive lands in the Chelsea neighborhood, on the Hudson, and it was Clement's gift of some 60 acres of land in 1819 which made possible the establishment of the General Theological Seminary, where he himself taught Oriental languages, Biblical learning, and scripture interpretation from 1821 to 1850. An eminent lay theologian and scholar, Moore was the author of A Compendious Lexicon of the Hebrew Language, the first such work published in America. Moore lived not far from the new seminary (on present-day 23rd Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        Letter Signed ("F. Liszt").

      n. p. , April 17, 1844 - 1 p. Folio. Bifolium. To "Monsieur le Comte,". Lizst offers his gratitude for the diploma given to him by the Société de bienfaisance et de secours, regrets that his busy schedule prevents him from paying a visit in person, and informs the recipient that he will send his secretary over to deliver his subscription. A dealer's note penciled to the back of the letter reads, "Envelope 'a Monsieur M le Comte Ange de Brignola,'" above the date 17 Avril 1844 (excised from the envelope?) and mounted.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Histoire pittoresque des Voyages dans les Cinq Parties du Monde (5 Tomes - Complet) Dans les cinq parties du monde, Recueil des descriptions pittoresques, des récits curieux, des scènes variées, des découvertes scientifiques, des moeurs et coutumes qui offrent un intérêt universel.

      Chez Dutertre 1844 - 5 vol. grand in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-veau brun, dos lisse orné en long, Chez Martial Ardant Frères [ puis : ] Chez Dutertre, Paris, 1844, Tome I : 14 planches en couleurs et 2 cartes dépliantes (Mappemonde des Deux hémisphères et Amérique méridionale par Barbié du Bocage) ; Tome II : 2 ff., 512 pp. avec 19 planches en couleurs et 2 cartes dépliantes (Amérique septentrionale et Asie par Barbié du Bocage) ; Tome III : 2 ff., 512 pp. avec 22 planches en couleurs sur 23 et 3 cartes dépliantes (Europe par Barbié du Bocage ; Afrique par Barbié du Bocage) ; Tome IV : 2 ff., 512 pp. avec 13 planches en couleurs et 1 carte dépliante (Royaume de Perse par Levasseur, Océanie par Barbié du Bocage) ; Tome V : 2 ff., 512 pp. avec 12 planches en couleurs et 1 carte dépliante (Antilles ou Indes occidentales par Duvotenay) Complet des 5 tomes. Rare exemplaire de ce bel ouvrage orné de 80 planches en couleurs, avec 9 cartes rehaussées à l'aquarelle. Les catalogues de vente (les bibliographies sont imprécises) annoncent entre 86 et 90 planches, et 8 cartes (par ailleurs souvent absentes). Etat très satisfaisant (entre 6 et 10 planches manquantes, rel. lég. frottée, mq. à une pièce de titre, accroc à une coiffe, qq. ff. brunis). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Naturgeschichte für Kinder. Mit 16 Tafeln colorirte Abbildungen.

      Saalfeld, Verlag con Constantin Niese 1844; EA; ca 21x14 cm; 723 (1) Seiten mit lith. Titelblatt und 16 kolorierte lith. Tafeln; Leinwandeinband d. Zt. mit Papierrückenschild (Einband leicht bestoßen und etwas berieben, Rückenschild mit Abrieb, Name auf Vorsatzblatt, Textseiten durchgehend etwas braunfleckig, Tafeln sauber; durchaus guter Zustand) Seltene Naturgeschichte mit fein kolorierten Tafeln. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        Philosophiske Smuler eller En Smule Philosophi. Aff Johannes Climacus.

      1844 1844 - 1. udgave. Kbhvn.: Reitzel 1844. 164 s. Ubeskåret svagt brunplettet heftet eksemplar i det orig. bogtrykte omslag, foromslag med svagt skjold forneden; bogryggen skæv, ryggen med rift foroven. 1st edition. Uncut copy in publisher's book printed cover, frontcover weakly stained, curvature of the spine. * Himmelstrup 62. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        JOC-O-SOT, THE WALKING BEAR, A SAUK CHIEF FROM THE UPPER MISSOURI

      London, 1844. Large folio lithograph, colored in aquatint. Slight discoloration, otherwise a very nice copy. This portrait is one of the extra, unnumbered, plates from CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO.... A nice, striking portrait of a standing chief holding a spear.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Aus Mehemed Ali`s Reich. Erster Theil. Unter-Aegypten. Zweiter Theil. Ober-Aegypten. Dritter Theil. Nubien und Sudan. Vom Verfasser der Briefe eines Verstorbenen. Zweiter Theil. Ober-Aegypten. Dritter Theil. Nubien und Sudan.

      Stuttgart, Hallberger`sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1844 - IV, 368 S. / 366, 2 S. (Verlagsanz.), 344 S. Mit einigen lithogr. Abb. im Text. Goed. XIV, 719; 453. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 145. Kainbacher 326. Borst 2133. - Beschreibung der Reise von 1837 durch Ägypten und den Sudan. - Nur schwach fleckig, Bd. 2 etw. stärker. Die angegebenen Versandkosten gelten für Bücher bis 1000 Gramm. Bücher über 1000 Gramm kosten nach Deutschland EUR 5,30, nach EU-Ausland EUR 14, für andere Länder bitte nachfragen. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 8°, moderne Kalbslederbände mit RSchild

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        THE OHIO COON CATCHER

      Columbus, Oh, 1844. Large folio. Dbd. Old folds, with some separation at folds. A few small tears; small repairs to issue 12. Light soiling and foxing. Good. A Democratic Party campaign newspaper, supporting James K. Polk for president. Published by Samuel Medary, the editor and publisher of the OHIO STATESMAN, this paper published twelve issues, Aug. 7 to Nov. 16, 1844 - from the time of Polk's nomination to his election. Medary, serving as the head of the Ohio delegation to the Democratic National Convention, led the nomination of Polk as the party's candidate. Full of anti-Whig and pro- Democrat sentiment and propaganda, the COON CATCHER promotes Polk's candidacy with news items, political opinion, testimonials of reformed Whigs, poems, and cartoons. One notable illustration shows a woodcut of fat and healthy "Coon of 1840" opposite a lean and sickly "Coon of 1844." The text around these two images reads, in part: "The coon of the present time is a different critter from what it was four years since. Then, plump and fat - now, it is leaner than any of Pharoah's lean kine. Its attenuated frame, consumptive and haggard look, is caused by the resistless tide of democratic Polk juice, which is spreading itself with an invigorating effect upon the body politic." The final issue contains the announcement of Polk's election, with the returns from the polls. Fewer than twenty locations for issues in OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift u. 2 eigenh. Gedichte.

      Rio de Janeiro u. Rom, 1844-1861. Zus. 9 S. (Briefe) u. 7 S. (Gedichte), 8°. „Bedini wurde als Spross der bekannten aus Ostra stammenden Bedini Familie geboren [...]. Als jüngster von sieben Söhnen, wurde Bedini für eine kirchliche Karriere bestimmt. Sein Vater meldete den Jungen im Priesterseminar von Senigallia an, wo Bedini am 20. Dezember 1828 die Priesterweihe empfing. In den folgenden Jahren war er Kanoniker an der Kathedrale von Senigallia. Dank einflussreicher Freunde, unter denen sich auch der gleichfalls aus Senigallia stammende Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti, der spätere Papst Pius IX., befand, wurde er 1838 in den diplomatischen Dienst der Kurie berufen. Hier wurde er zunächst als Sekretär von Lodovico Altieri, dem Erzbischof von Ephesos und Nuntius in Österreich tätig. 1845 wurde Altieri, der zwischenzeitlich einige Erfahrungen in der Diplomatie gesammelt hatte, nach Rom beordert. Dort wurde er am 21. April 1845 von Papst Gregor XVI. zum Kardinal berufen und mit dem Amt des Apostolischen Protonotars betraut. Damit war Bedinis Tätigkeit als Sekretär Altieris beendet. Seine erste selbstständige Mission führte Bedini von Oktober 1845 bis August 1847 nach Brasilien, wohin er als Internuntius entsandt wurde. Dort arbeitete er vornehmlich auf eine Verbesserung der Lebensbedingungen der deutschen Einwanderer hin. Bei dieser Gelegenheit versuchte er auch Protestanten für die katholische Kirche zu gewinnen. Zu gleicher Zeit wie Bedini hielt sich auch Giuseppe Garibaldi in Südamerika auf. Hieraus ergaben sich Kontakte, die in einem Brief Garibaldis an Bedini gipfelten, in dem Garibaldi bat, dem Papst mitzuteilen, dass sein Schwert und seine Italienische Legion jederzeit für das geliebte Heimatland und die Kirche zur Verfügung stünden, wie es die unsterbliche und ewig neue gemeinsame Religion einfordere. Er sei sich jedoch darüber im Klaren, dass der Thron Petri auf Fundamenten stehe, die nicht von Menschenhand erschüttert werden könnten. Bedini nahm den Brief dankend entgegen, doch wurde Garibaldis Offerte in Rom nicht angenommen. Als Bedini 1848 nach Rom zurückkehrte wurde er Assistent des Kardinals Giacomo Antonelli, der zu dieser Zeit die Stellung eines Außenministers des Kirchenstaats innehatte. Von März bis November 1848 folgte Bedini dem Papst im Gefolge der Revolution von 1848 ins Exil nach Gaeta. In dieser Zeit vermochte Garibaldi, den Widerwillen der Römer gegen Napoléon III., dessen Truppen dem Papst zu Hilfe kamen, auszunutzen und unterstützte das Triumvirat aus Giuseppe Mazzini, Aurelio Saffi und Carlo Armellini, welches der kurzlebigen römischen Republik vorstand. In der Folge der Rückkehr des Papstes nach Rom war Bedini von 1849 bis 1852 wieder als päpstlicher Nuntius tätig. In dieser Zeit wurde er als Legat und Botschafter nach Bologna entsandt. Gerade zu Beginn seiner Arbeit in Bologna wurde der von den Österreichern bei Comacchio gefangen genommene italienische Patriot Ugo Bassi in die Stadt gebracht und dort schließlich am 8. August 1849 erschossen. Viele Anhänger der italienischen Patrioten warfen Baldini vor, dass er nichts unternommen habe, um Bassi zu retten. Dabei ließen sie wohl außer acht, dass Bedini ohnehin nur äußerst wenig Einfluss auf die Entscheidungen der Österreicher hätte ausüben können. Am 15. März 1852 wurde Bedini zum Titularerzbischof von Thebae ernannt. Drei Tage später erhielt er von Kardinal Luigi Lambruschini den Auftrag, sich als päpstlicher Nuntius nach Brasilien zu begeben. Die Einreise nach Brasilien bleib ihm jedoch wegen einer dort gerade wütenden Pestepidemie verwehrt, so dass er sich statt dessen in die Vereinigten Staaten begab und so der erste päpstliche Nuntius in den USA wurde. Während seines gesamten Aufenthaltes in den USA wurde Bedini von italienischen Patrioten unter der Führung des ehemaligen Priesters Alessandro Gavazzi wegen seiner angeblichen Beteiligung an der Hinrichtung Bassis verfolgt. Es wurden sogar gegen Bedini gerichtete Proteste auf öffentlichen Plätzen organisiert. Nach einem gewalttätigen Protestakt in Cincinnati verhaftete man indes die Rädelsführer und wies sie aus den USA aus. Die restliche Zeit in den USA konnte Bedini sodann in relativer Ruhe verbringen. 1856 wurde er bei seiner Rückkehr nach Italien zum Generalsekretär der Kongregation für die Evangelisierung der Völker ernannt und im März 1861 zum Bischof von Viterbo und Toscanella geweiht. Bei seinem Einzug in Viterbo am 8. Mai 1861 wurde er von der Bevölkerung und vom Klerus herzlich begrüßt und durch die festlich illuminierten Straßen der Stadt zur Kathedrale geleitet. Am 27. September 1861 wurde Bedini zum Kardinalbischof von Santa Maria sopra Minerva geweiht. Bedini verstarb plötzlich und unerwartet am Morgen des 6. September 1864 im Alter von 59 Jahren, als er vermutlich einen Schlaganfall erlitt. In der Stadt Viterbo herrschte ob der Todesnachricht große Trauer. Obwohl sich viele Gäste in der Stadt befanden, die an einem Fest zu Ehren der Heiligen Rosa teilnehmen wollten, wurde dieses Fest abgesagt. Bedini wurde in der Kathedrale von Viterbo in einem Marmorgrabmal in der Nähe der heiligen Rosa und seines Vorgängers bestattet“ (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Mislin, Bedini, Brasilien, Amerika, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Biographische Skizzen verstorbener Bremischer Aerzte und Naturforscher. Eine Festgabe für die zwei und zwanzigste Versammlung Deutscher Naturforscher und Aerzte zu Bremen.

      Bremen, 1844. Gedruckt bei Georg Heyse. - VI, 683 Seiten. Brauner Halblederband der Zeit mit schwarzem Rückenschild. Rot eingefärbter dreiseitiger Buchschnitt. KEINE Frakturschrift. Buchrücken stellenweise mit kleinen, oberflächlichen Abrieb- bzw. Fehlstellen, Gelenke aussen angeplatzt. Vorsatzpapiere mit kleinen schattigen Flächen. Das Exemplar selbst in gutem Zustand, keine Papierdefekte, keine Flecken, ungebräunt. Bindung fest. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grand Concert Vocal et Instrumental, qui sera termine par Bolero Espagnol. Dansé par M. et Mme. Theodore. Partie vocale: M. Bertaut, Mmes. Chevalier, Pratz-Pouzols. Partie instrumentale: MM. Bernardin et Weber. Chef d`Orchestre M. T. Eisfeld; sous-chef M. Tingry. - Salle Vivienne.

      Paris, 8. 10. 1844.. Plakat mit typographischem Text auf gelbem Papier. Blattgr.: 86 x 61,5 cm.

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        MEMORIE STORICHE degli scrittori nati nel Regno di Napoli compilati da...

      Tip. dell'Aquila di V. Pazziello 1844 in - 4, pp. VIII, 414, leg. p. perg. coeva con tass. e tit. oro al d., conservate all'interno entrambe le cop. orig. in carta azzurra con tit. contornato da fregio. Testo su due colonne. Fera 235: "Rarissima bibliografia indispensabile per lo studio degli scrittori del Reame di Napoli". Imp. e fondamentale opera dello storico napoletano (1813 - 1882) direttore dell'Archivio di Stato di Napoli. Antica firma di proprietà mss al front. Belliss. esempl. in barbe in parte intonso. [305]

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        The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in the Hindustani language. Translated from the Greek, by the Calcutta Baptist missionaries with native assistants. Calcutta, The Baptist Mission Press, 1844.

      1844 1844 - Pp. (vi), 720. Text in Hindustani or Urdu written in Perso-Arabic script. Including title in English. Contemporary panelled calf, flat spine ruled in gilt and with title lables, somewhat rubbed, corners worn, small repair to front cover. Stamp on title. Reprint of the 1839 edition translated by William Yates. Darlow & Moule 5299. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Bodensee von seinen schönsten Standpunkten. 50 lithographirte Blätter (Ohne die Karte).

      Ueberlingen. Verlag der J. N. Bommerschen Lithographie. (Ohne Jahr. Um 1844). - Titelblatt, 50 lithographierte Ansichten auf 50 Blättern, Blatt III/IV (Vorwort) und 22 Textseiten sowie ein Blatt "Verzeichnis der 50 Blätter". Schlichter Halbleinwand-Einband. (Ohne die Karte. Das Blatt "Hard" mit kleinerer Papierabschabung. Die meisten Tafeln außerhalb der Ansicht a. d. Rändern stockfleckig. Acht Tafeln auch innerhalb des Bildes gering stockfleckig. Textseiten gebräunt u. mit Längsknickspuren in der Mitte). Querformat 17x26 cm * Selten! Die Ansichten zeigen Konstanz (2), Mainau (2), Dingelsdorf, Frauenberg, Bodmann, Ludwigshafen (2), Aussichten vom Haldenhof, vom Hedinger Torkel, vom Spezgart, von St Leonhart, Walzenhausen, Überlingen (2), Aurach u. Neubirnau, Meersburg, Hagnau, Heiligenberg, Kirchberg, Immenstad, Friedrichshafen (2), Langenargen, Lindau, Bregenz (3), Meererau, Hard, Fußach, Rohrschach, Arbon u.a. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Geschichte von Böhmen. Band 1 - 5. Größtentheils nach Urkunden und Handschriften.

      Prag, Kronberger und Riwnac, 1844 -, 1865. Der ersten Auflage zweiter Abdruck. XVI,495 / VI,392+VI, 410 / VIII,424 + VI,549,1 + VI,337,1 / VI,554, + VI,704 S + 2 Seiten mit \"Druckfehler\". / XII,472 + XVIII,586 S. Restaurierte Halbledereinbände mit zeitgen. montierten Lederücken mit Goldbeschriftung. Dekorative Reihe. Bände in einheitlichen, zeitgen. sehr gut restaurierten Halbledereinbänden, mit marmoriertem Buchschnitt. Innen insges. angebräunt, stockig. Kl. Stempel und winzige \"Privat-Bibl-Nr.\" a. d. Tbl. Vereinzelt, sehr zart, mit Bleistift- bzw. (sehr selten) mit roten Unterstreichungen. Band 1: Urgeschichte und die Zeit der Herzoge in Böhmen bis zum Jahre 1197. Die gefalt. Beilage, der Stammbaum der \"Premysliden\" in einer sehr guten Kopie. (Seite 495 in Band 1 mit altem Einriß, gut unterlegt; Falz vorne rissig ) //..// Band 2 / 1.Abt.: Böhmen als erbliches Königreich unter den Premysliden. Vom Jahre 1197 - 1306. //..// 2.Bd./2.Abt: Böhmen unter dem Hause Luxemburg, bis zum Tode Kaiser Karls IV. Jahre 1306 - 1378. Mit der 2. Stammtafel der Premysliden im Anhang. //..// Bd.3/1.Abt.: Böhmen unter König Wenzel IV, bis zum Ausbruch der Hussitenkriege. Vom Jahre 1378 - 1419. //..// Bd.3/2.Abt.: Der Hussitenkrieg, vom 1419 - 1431. //..// Bd.3/3.Abt.: Böhmen und das Baseler Concil. Sigmund und Albrecht Jahre 1431 - 1439. //..// Bd.4/1.Atb.: Die Zeit von 1439 bis zu. K. Ladislaws Tode 1457. //..// Bd.4/2.Abt.: Das Zeitalter Georgs von Podiebrad. //..// Bd.5/1.Abt.: Das Zeitalter der Jagelloniden. König Wladislaw II von 1471 bis 1500. Bd.5/2.Abt. König Wladislaw II und König Ludwig I. (Alles Erschienene) Versand D: 6,00 EUR Band 1: Urgeschichte und die Zeit der Herzoge in Böhmen bis zum Jahre 1197. Die gefalt. Beilage, der Stammbaum der \"Premysliden\" in einer sehr guten Kopie. (Seite 495 in Band 1 mit altem Einriß, unterlegt; ) Band 2 / 1.Abt.: Böhmen als erbliches Königreich unter den Premysliden. Vom Jahre 1197 - 1306 / 2.Bd./2.Abt: Böhmen unter dem Hause Luxemburg, bis zum Tode Kaiser Karls IV. Jahre 1306 - 1378. Mit der 2. Stammtafel der Premysliden im Anhang. // Bd.3/1.Abt.: Böhmen unter König Wenzel IV, bis zum Ausbruch der Hussetenkriege. Vom Jahre 1378 - 1419. Bd.3/2.Abt.: Der Hussitenkrieg, vom 1419 - 1431. Bd.3/3.Abt.: Böhmen und das Baseler Concil. Sigmund und Albrecht Jahre 1431 - 1439. Bd.4/1.Atb.: Die Zeit von 1439 bis zu. K. Ladislaws Tode 1457. Bd.4/2.Abt.: Das Zeitalter Georgs von Podiebrad. Bd.5/1.Abt.: Das Zeitalter der Jagelloniden. k.Wladislaw II von 1471 bis 1500. Bd.5/2.Abt. König Wladislaw II und König Ludwig I.

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        Il fioretto delle Cronache di Mantova raccolto da Stefano Gionta, notabilmente accresciuto e continuato sino all'anno 1844 per cura di Antonio Mainardi. Edizione ornata di ventiquattro delle principali vedute della citta'

      Coi tipi dei fratelli Negretti 1844 In 8, pp.VIII + 586 con 24 tavv. f. t. inc. all'acquatinta. M. pl. coeva con fregi e scritte in oro al d.on 24 stampe in acquatinta da Lanfranco Puzzi su disegno di F. L. Montini, raffiguranti monumenti e scorci di Mantova. Il 'Fioretto' edito per la prima volta nel '500 venne piu' volte ristampato sino a questa edizione ottocentesca, la prima corredata di tavole.  Una delle piu' interessanti opere descrittive del XIX secolo sulla citta'. Lozzi, 2502. ITA

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. („JFWHerschel").

      Collingwood bei Hawkhurst, 10. Mai 1844. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Parlamentarier mit der Bitte um Auskunft über bevorstehende Gesetzesänderungen und deren Auswirkungen auf Bankeinlagen sowie auf die „Friends Society" und vergleichbare Einrichtungen: „I have just seen in the Times of yesterday the Draft of a bill for the future regulations of Savings Banks. One claim limits deposits in them to 20£ in any one year. Another disallows trust accounts and a third limits the interest (after a year or so) to £ 2:13:6 per annum. If the bill is intended to affect only Savings Banks it will be to the ‚Friends Society’ merely an inconvenience – but if it be intended as the precursor of a general reduction of interest in the case of such Societies as that [.] it will I fear so far cripple us that in a district like this which is felt to be an unpromising one it will leave us very little chance of success [.] the reduction from 3½ to 2½ per Cent is a very formidable one. – At all events it nullifies all our tables and torecalculate them at 2½ will be a work of time, serious responsibility and heavy expense – yet with the immediate prospect of this ‚Casus Foederis’ hanging over us it would I think be very unwise [.] to enter into contracts with any who may now apply which we should speedily have to modify to their disadvantage [.]". – Der Sohn des Astronomen Wilhelm Herschel übernahm von diesem dessen Sternwarte, „entdeckte, daß die Magellanschen Wolken aus Sternen bestehen, gab verschiedene Sternen-Kataloge heraus und führte das Julianische Datum in die Astronomie ein [.] Seine Vielseitigkeit beweist auch die Anwendung der Lichtempfindlichkeit bestimmter Eisensalze zu damals neuen photographischen Verfahren. Er verbesserte die Cyanotypie. 1842 entdeckte er den photographischen Prozeß zum Belichten von Papierbildern auf der Basis von kolloidalem Gold, den er Chrysotypie nannte" (Wikipedia, Abfrage v. 17. IX. 2009). – Nach Herschel wurden eine Insel in der kanadischen Beaufortsee und ein Mondkrater benannt. – Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und in den Faltungen leicht angestaubt.

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        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1844. With illustrations by Phiz. Octavo. Recent brown crushed morocco by Baytun (Riviere), raised bands tooled in gilt with diamond roll, compartment ruled in gilt, titles direct to second and third gilt, remaining compartments with central floral devices gilt, double frame to covers gilt, top edge gilt, palmette roll to turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, vignette title-page and 38 plates all by Phiz (second and third entries on p. xiv, list of plates, transposed and "p. 387" incorrectly substituted for "p. 377", as noted by Smith). Title-page from first monthly number of Martin Chuzzlewhit bound in after first blank with old repair to lower inner corner and fore edge. Text-leaves lightly toned throughout, the faintest of spotting to the margins of a few plates without affecting images. An excellent copy. First edition in book-form, later issue, with the fourteen-line errata (expanded from the thirteen seen in the earliest copies). With a piece of light blue wove paper inscribed "With Mr Dickens' compliments" in a contemporary hand mounted to first blank. An uncommonly fresh copy: Eckel notes that "the bound volume usually presents foxed plates". Martin Chuzzlewhit originally appeared in twenty numbers, bound in nineteen monthly parts (the last part being a double number), from January 1843 to July 1844. It was published in book form on 16th July 1844.

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        Systematischer Bilder-Atlas zum Conversations-Lexikon. Ikonographische Encyklopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste...Nebst einem erläuternden Texte. 2 Text- und 2 Tafelbände.

      Lpz., Brockhaus, 1844/49. \"quer-4° (Tafelbände:). Mit 494 (von 500) Stahlstichen auf 492 Tafeln. Mit den beigebundenen Orig.-Lieferungsumschlägen. HLdrBde. d. Zeit, Rücken u. Vorsätze fachgerecht erneuert, Titelbl. mit Japan unterlegt. Tafeln häufig, jedoch meist nur an den Rändern stockfl., von alter Hand mit Bleistift am Blattrand numeriert. Einrisse meist unterlegt. Einige Tafeln alt (teil-)koloriert, 2 Taf. lose. Vollgoldschnitt. (Textbände:) gr.-8°. VIII, 622, 91, 68, 104 S.; 108, 76, 156, 84, 108, 220, 59 S. Lederbände der Zeit mit Deckel- und Rückenprägung, stärker berieben, Rücken mit Einrissen.\" ...mit Darstellungen aus sämmtlichen Naturwissenschaften, aus der Geographie, aus der Völkerkunde des Altertums, des Mittelalters und der Gegenwart, dem Kriegs- und Seewesen, der Denkmale der Baukunst aller Zeiten und Völker, aus der Religionsgeschichte u. Mythologie, den zeichnenden u. bildenden Künsten, der allgem. Technologie etc.. Es fehlen lediglich die Tafeln 443, 469, 470, 473, 474 (Religion, Mythologie u. Cultus) sowie 472 (Plastik). Versand D: 15,00 EUR Lexika, Nachschlagewerke, Enzyklopädien, Kulturgeschichte, Kunstgeschichte

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        Das Kindbettfieber in nosologischer, geschichtlicher und therapeutischer Bezischung.

      Halle, Eduard Anton, 1844 - 8vo (213 x 126 mm), pp viii 346; some contemporary pencil annotations to text, an attractive copy in original cloth-backed marbled boards. £1250First edition of Litzmann's treatise on puerperal or 'childbed' fever, then rampant in maternity hospitals. The chapter on prophylaxis details the use of chlorine compounds, including bleach, to keep the birthing area and wards clean (these passages are highlighted by the annotator). This work was published the year that Semmelweis took up his position as professor in the obstetrics ward of the Vienna General Hospital, leading to his famous discoveries regarding antisepsis and puerperal fever.Litzmann (1815-1890) was the son of the physician Heinrich Carl Friedrich Litzmann (1782-1864). He studied from 1834 in Berlin, Halle, and Würzburg, obtaining his doctorate at Halle in 1838. One of his teachers in Halle was the obstetrician Anton Friedrich Hohl (1789-1862). In 1845 he was appointed professor extraordinary of general pathology and therapy at Greifswald. In 1849 he accepted an invitation to come to Kiel as professor of obstetrics and director of the maternity hospital there. He is eponymised in 'Litzmann's classification' of the shape of the female pelvis and 'Litzmann's obliquity', a rare form of posterior parietal presentation.OCLC records no North American locations; BL, BN (France), Strasbourg, and Danish National Library for Europe

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        Neue Gedichte.

      - Hamburg/Paris, Hoffmann und Campe/Dubochet 1844. 8°. 2 Bl., 421 S., 1 Bl. Halbleder d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Die Sammlung enthält die Gedichte, die Heine in den siebzehn Jahren seit Erscheinen des »Buch der Lieder« in den Bänden des »Salon« und in verschiedenen Zeitschriften veröffentlicht hat. Die Seiten 244-421 enthalten »Deutschland. Ein Wintermährchen« mit Stellen, die in dem gleichzeitig erschienenen Einzeldruck wegen der Zensur verändert oder weggelassen werden mußten. - Goedeke VIII, 560, 73. - Wilhelm/Galley I, 436. - Gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reise nach Lappland und dem nördlichen Schweden. Nebst einem Atlas von 20 lithographirten Tafeln.

      Berlin, Reimer 1844. - Text- und Tafelband. 2 Bll., 236 S., 1 Bl.; 20 (3 doppelblattgr.) lithograph. Tafeln. HLwd. um 1900 (Textband; 20,5 x 13,5 cm) und dekorativer HLdr. um 1900 (Tafelband; 33,5 x 26,5 cm). Chavanne 3163. - Die schönen Tafeln zeigen Stockholm, Markt- und Jagdszenen (Bären, Rentiere und Seehunde), Fischfang, sowie Darstellung von Trachten und Wohnungen der Lappen. - Textband anfangs im seitlichen Rand feuchtfleckig. Rücken des Tafelbandes etwas berieben, Tafeln tls. leicht braunfleckig. Linke Hälfte des Titels gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essays: Second Series.

      Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1844. First edition, first printing. Octavo, original brown cloth. Benjamin Seaver?s copy, with his contemporary signature to the front free endpaper. Seaver was the thirteenth mayor of Boston, Massachusetts. "Timeless, and without a trace of ‘dating,’ these essays are as readable, and to a considerable extent as much read, today as a hundred years ago" (Grolier, 100 American 47).

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        MEMOIRS OF FATHER RIPA, DURING THIRTEEN YEARS' RESIDENCY AT THE COURT OF PEKING IN THE SERVICE OF THE EMPEROR OF CHINA: Wit An Account of the Foundation of the College for the Education of Young Chinese at Naples.

      A MOST EARLY ACCOUNT OF A ROMAN JESUIT IN CHINA London 1844, - Murray. Red blind-stamped cloth, gilt spinestamped, contained two titles, one deleted now contains justthis title, 12 x 18.5 cm., 160p., clean copy, Murray's Colo-nial Home Library. FIRST & ONLY EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        COMMERCE OF THE PRAIRIES: OR THE JOURNAL OF A SANTA FE TRADER DURING EIGHT EXPEDITIONS ACROSS THE GREAT WESTERN PRAIRIES, AND A RESIDENCE OF NEARLY NINE YEARS IN NORTHERN MEXICO

      New York, 1844. Original cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Cloth lightly worn, front joint on second volume cracked with cloth splitting. Previous owner's name (W.B. Childers) stamped in ink on front and rear endpapers. Plates a bit darkened and foxed, otherwise internally very clean and fresh. A very nice set overall. First edition, first issue, with a New York imprint only. One of the landmark books of Western Americana. Gregg's book is acclaimed by all sources as the principal contemporary authority on the Santa Fe Trail and trade, the Indians of the south plains, and New Mexico in the Mexican period. J. Frank Dobie calls it "one of the classics of bedrock Americana." It gives a lively, intimate, and personal account of experiences on the prairies and in northern Mexico. The "...Map of the Indian Territory Northern Texas and New Mexico showing the Great Western Prairies..." is by far the best map of the region up to that time. Wheat states: "Gregg's map was a cartographic landmark...'one of the most useful maps of this region at that day.'" "A cornerstone of all studies on the Santa Fe Trail in the early period, describing the origin and development of the trade, Gregg's own experiences, and useful statistics for 1822- 43" - Rittenhouse.

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        A Christmas Carol in Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

      Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1844. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First American edition in cloth, first printing. (Commonly referred to as the first American edition, it was preceded by a cheap, unillustrated paperback edition. Illustration of Marley's ghost used as frontispiece, no priority.) 158 p. Original dark navy cloth and gilt lettering, illustrated by Leech with four hand colored plates. Good+ condition. Cloth worn away at corners, a bit of light staining and rubbing to gilt spine lettering. Hinges starting to split at pgs. 50 and 80 but no pages loose. Fairly light foxing throughout text, a few dog-eared pages. Small scratch to title page. All plates present. An unrestored, complete copy. The classic supernatural story of Ebenezer Scrooge's conversion that quickly swept the world and has remained popular ever since.

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        Letters by Oliver Cowdery, to W.W. Phelps, on the Origin of the Book of Mormon, and the Rise of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

      Liverpool: Thomas Ward and John Cairns, 1844. First Edition. 48 pp. Small duodecimo. Sewn wrappers. Missing original yellow wrappers. Otherwise a fine copy with only minor discoloring to first and last page. An early, scarce and important LDS item. According to Crawley "Oliver's Cowdery's eight letters to W.W. Phelps, first published in the 'Messenger and Advocate' between October 1834 and October 1835, constitute the earliest printed account of the birth of Mormonism. Extracts from the letters were included in the 'Millennial Star' for June and September 1840, and the letters were reprinted more or less in full in the 'Times and Seasons' of November 1 - December 15, 1840, and March 15 - May 1 ,1841. They were again republished in the sixth number of the 'Gospel Reflector. A Comparison of the various printing makes it clear that the pamphlet 'Letters to Oliver Cowdery' was taken from the 'Gospel Reflector.' Thomas Ward included the first letter in the Millennial Star of January 1843 and announced there that he intended to publish all eight in pamphlet form. One year later the 'Star' noted that 'Letters by Oliver Cowdery' was in press, and in February 1844 it advertised the pamphlet as just published, price 6d. each, or 5s. per dozen. Cowdery's first letter described his initial contact with Joseph Smith, his participation in translating the Book of Mormon, and the appearance of John the Baptist which he and Joseph Smith shared. In the third letter he moves back in time and discusses the revival led by Rev. Lane in the Palmyra Area, the attendant religious excitement, and the Smith family's religious seeking - events that are usually associated with Joseph Smith's 1820 vision. At this point a curious textual change occurs. The version of this letter in the 'Messenger and Advocate' states that this religious excitement occurred during Joseph Smith's fifteenth year. In the pamphlet 15th is changed to 17th. The fourth letter picks up the narrative and, in the original version, it states that the reference to the fifteenth year in Letter III was "an error in the type- it should have been in the 17th...this would bring the date down to the year 1823." The pamphlet version eliminates any reference to an error and, like the original, proceeds from this point with an account of the appearance of the angel to Joseph Smith on September 21, 1823, an event that is entirely unrelated t o the religious excitement described in his third letter. These changes follow the 'Gospel Reflector', so Benjamin Winchester must have been responsible for them. Whatever was intended in letter III certain problems persist. Joseph Smith's seventeenth year was 1822, not 1823. And Rev. George Lane was prominently in the Palmyra area in 1824-25. It is conceivable that Cowdery shifted the date after realizing he had introduced Lane at the wrong time. It is possible that he described the events leading up to Joseph Smith's 1820 version in Letter III with the intent of recounting it in Letter IV; then, after Letter II was printed, he decided not to mention the vision, which at the time was not openly discussed. Letter VII continues the account of the angelic visitation on September 21, 1823, and of the events just following. It includes a description of the Hill Cumorah, where Joseph Smith obtained the plates. Letter VIII further describes Cumorah and relates the vision he had at the spot. The next-to-last paragraph refers to a trial he was subjected to sometime between 1823 and 1827 - undoubtedly the trial at South Bainbridge, New York, in 1826. The pamphlet concludes with a short letter from Joseph Smith, first published in the 'Messenger and Advocate' of December 1834, in which he comments on his early life." Crawley 197. Flake/Draper 2546. Howes C814. Auerbach 267.

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        MORMONISM: EMBRACING THE ORIGIN, RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE SECT, WITH AN EXAMINATION OF THE BOOK OF MORMON; ALSO, THEIR TROUBLES IN MISSOURI, AND FINAL EXPULSION FROM THE STATE...WITH AN APPENDIX, GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF THE LATE DISTURBANCES IN ILLINOIS, WHICH RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF JOSEPH AND HYRUM SMITH. BY G.W. WESTBROOK

      St. Louis, 1844. Original black ribbed cloth, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down. Titlepage reinserted, lower blank margin a bit trimmed. Overall just about very good. In a half morocco box. Second edition, but the first edition to contain Westbrook's important appendix, which makes a large contribution to the history of the events which led to the Smiths' assassinations. Hunt felt the Mormons had slandered the citizens of Missouri by making charges against them in Mormon accounts of their difficulties in the state. Hunt casts a cold eye on the origins of THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Mormon Church, and the activities of the sect from its inception to their present state. The errata leaf cited by Howes and present in the Graff copy is also present in this copy, though lacking from others we have seen.

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        De valkenvangstThe Hague, W.P. van Stockum, 1841. 8vo. With a frontispiece by "I.B." (=Johannes Bosboom) and 11 wood-engraved head- and tailpieces. Contemporary boards, Spanish-marbled sides, sprinkled edges.

      Huyskens, De vrije vogelvlugt, pp. 84-93; Schwerdt II, p. 307; not in Harting; Lindner. Very rare first edition (a second edition was published in Antwerp in 1844) of a poem satirising Dutch practitioners of falconry in the early 19th Century, particularly the members of the famous Royal Loo Hawking Club. De valkenvangst (the capture of falcons) contrasts the majesty of the falcons, whose manner of hunting is described at the beginning of the poem, with the basal entertainment pursued by the "falconers", who believed that they could easily restore the forgotten art of falconry.In the poem, a company including the Dutch baron Van Deelen and the Englishman Lord Littlewhit travels to Norway to capture some falcons, parodying a real-life voyage in 1838. After numerous perils two white gyrfalcons are captured, while the noblemen amuse themselves with hunting and fishing. However, on the return voyage one of the falcons is accidentally shot and the other released by the baron's valet, who then puts a different bird in the cage. As the baron intends to reveal the falcon to his guests, a cockatoo is revealed. Rebacked in modern dark brown half morocco. Binding worn at the edges. Foxed throughout and with water stains at the foot.

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        Survey of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, executed in the years 1842 and 1843, with the intent of establishing a communication between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and under the superintendence of a scientific commission, appointed by the projector, Don José de Gray

      Ackerman and Co., London 1844 - EA, kl 8°, Lwd. m. goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und marmoriertem Buchschnitt, 188 S., eine vorgebundene handkolorierte und vier angehängte Ausfalttafeln. - Buchrücken partiell leicht berieben, zwei Bibliotheksstempel der "Interstate Commerce Commission Library", Namenseintrag auf dem Titelblatt, sehr vereinzelte Bleistiftanstreichgen, Karten in guten Zustand, insgesamt wohlerhaltenes Exemplar / Ex-Bibl. with two marks of "Interstate Commerce Commission Library", spine partial little rubbed, pencil marks on few pages. Maps in fine condition, altogether a good copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript] Pocket Journal

      1844-46 1844 - [74pp] Oblong miniature [6 cm x 7.5 cm] Bound in maroon sheep with a silver clasp at the fore edge. The binding is rubbed at the extremities with some chipping of the leather exposing the boards. Scotch tape over spine. This notebook has great content and shows the daily doings of an LDS convert in his capacity as clerk of two conferences(Edinburgh and Dundee) and his thoughts on the succession crisis following Joseph Smith's death and the introduction of polygamy by Smith's to his inner circle in Nauvoo. George Peden Waugh (1789-1856) was born in East Kilibride, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and spent his youth and early life as an enlisted man in the Royal Artillery. In August of 1840 Waugh was baptized by Orson Pratt in Edinburgh, he spent a number of years as the Clerk of the Edinburgh and Dundee Conferences. In 1853 Waugh emigrated to the Salt Lake Valley staying only a short while before leaving for a mission in Ontario, Canada. At the end of his mission Waugh traveled to England before returning to America aboard the 'Horizon'. Waugh joined the Martin handcart company on their trek west, Waugh died the day before the group entered the Salt Lake Valley on November 29, 1856"My Diary from my arrival in Liverpool on the 5th of April 1844 is Entered in my journal Book. This Note Book being only designed to Enter the Dates of Daily travels to be filled up at Leisure and then Erased - George P. Waugh"This notebook contains Waugh's expenses as well as money received in his travels as clerk, and the people he met with (some include the place as well as their profession). This notebook also contains letters and remarks. Including a letter to Alex Murray, Baker, New Castle. "Dear Bro. Murray / You must excuse / me for not writing you sooner. For things has been in a very Un / Settled State / for a long time / in Nauvoo. Since / and before Josephs Death / No Doubt rests on / My Mind concern / -ing the People in - Nauvoo. They / have polluted their / Inheritance thru / the Introduction of / that abominable / Spiritual Wife / Doctrine For St. - Paul Saith (Gal:I:49 / That. tho we (The Apostles / or an Angel from Heaven, Preach any other Gospel / than that which / We have Preached / unto you - Let him / be accursed Yea / So they are For / by Preaching an / another Gospel the Kingdom / is taken from / them & Given to / Another - Even to (S.R.) Who is the Prophet, Seer, & Revelator in / the Church of Jesus Christ of / LDS. Wherefore / their Temple and / People are Rejected / of the Lord. Even / because they Re / jected him Whom / the Lord ap / pointed / Yea because S.R. / Reproved them / of their Sins and / Iniquities, they / would not have / him for their / Prophet, But / the results will / be that they / the Saints in Nau / voo - will be / Driven from thence / before the Expirey / of Six Months / take Notice from / this 20th October 1845 / Brother Rigdon, is / a Man of God and / because He would / not Blind the Poor / English Saints & Build / Fine. Houses with their / Money as Joseph and / the Twelve did. For / Joseph had no less than / three. But not one / had poor S.R. to live / in but what he paid / Rent for, so judge / ye of the Matter" [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        CANADA - MONTREAL]. PLAN OF MONTREAL PUBLISHED BY ARMOUR & RAMSAY, 1844.

      - This extremely rare, separately issued map of Montreal is printed on thin blue lettersheet-type paper and has the distinction of being one of the earliest maps of the city to have been published in Canada. It was issued in Montreal by the prominent firm of Armour & Ramsay, having been lithographed by George Matthews. The map showcases the entire city of Montreal as it was during the early 1840s, with its marked limits roughly enclosing what is today’s downtown. With a population of over 50,000, Montreal was then British North America’s largest city and its financial and cultural epicentre. The map maintains a roughly westward-orientated perspective and is centered on Old Montreal. The city is shown divided into wards, and while still in an intermediate stage of urbanization, the outer areas feature now familiar thoroughfares such as "Sherbrooke Street," "Dorchester Street" (today’s René Lévesque Boulevard) and "St. Denis Street". The "Lachine Canal," completed in 1824, pictured on the south side of town, had proven to be a major economic boon to the city, providing a transport connection to Upper Canada. Montreal’s coat of arms adorns the upper right corner of the composition. Beginning the lower-right and continuing on the upper left, the map labels 56 major buildings and sites of interest including: 1) St. James Church; 2) Catholic Bishop’s House; 3) St. Lawrence Market; 6) Dalhousie Square; 10) Theatre Royal; 11) Fish Market; 12) New Market; 13) Nelson’s Monument; 15) Court House; 16) Church of Scotland; 17) English Church; 19) Hotel Dieu; 20) French Cathedral (Notre-Dame Cathedral, completed in 1843); 21) Seminary; 23) Montreal Bank; 28) Recolet Church; 31) Custom House; 34) College; 36) Eagle Foundry; 44) Molson’s Brewery; 45) St. Marys Foundry; 46) New Gaol; 47) Spirit Distillery; 48) Exchange Coffee House; 51) Library & Nat. Histy. Socy.; 54) News Room; and 56) Post Office. The present map is one of the earliest maps of Montreal to have been printed in Canada and is one of the first city plans to have been lithographed in that country. Lithography was first introduced to Canada in 1831 (simultaneously in Montreal and Kingston). While the map was published under the authority of the bookseller and printer Armour & Ramsay, it was lithographed by George Matthews. Importantly, in 1843, Matthews had lithographed a series of scenes of Montreal by the artist James Duncan, rare works that are considered to be important monuments in the historic visual culture of the city. While seemingly not intended as a lettersheet, the map is printed on extremely thin blue lettersheet-type paper that was popular during the 1840s an 1850s. The map is quite large for a work printed on such paper and, being separately issued, this certainly contributed to the map’s low survival rate and its great rarity today. The addition of discreet contemporary manuscript annotations, in the centre left of the present example of the map, mark out "16 Bellevue Terrace," an address that was then the residence of the leading industrialist Thomas Moreland, the co-proprietor of Moreland, Watson & Co. Wholesalers, which in 1864 went on to found the steel firm, Montreal Rolling Mills. Armour & Ramsay: Leading Canadian Publisher The map is one of the rarest productions of Armour & Ramsay, then the leading bookseller and publisher in British North America. While relatively short-lived, the enterprise had a transformative impact upon print culture in what is now Canada. The firm was founded in 1835 by Andrew Harvie Armour (1809-59) and his brother-in-law Hew Ramsay (1811-57). Armour was the son of the Scots publisher and businessman Robert Armour (1781 - 1857), the owner of the Montreal Gazette, the city’s leading English-language newspaper, which had a strong Tory editorial bias (pro-British colonialism, right wing). Armour & Ramsay brought the Gazette from Robert Armour in 1836 and hired aggressive and highly partisan editors in order to sharpen the paper’s rhetoric

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY FACTOR DONALD ROSS TO THE CHIEF FACTOR OF THE COMPANY, JOHN STUART, DESCRIBING THE SEASON'S TRADE AND COMMENTING ON THE OREGON BOUNDARY DISPUTE]

      Norway House" [Nelson River, Manitoba, Canada], 1844. Folded sheet. Short separations at folds, hole from opening costing a few words, else very good. For much of the first half of the 19th century Great Britain and the United States had jointly occupied the fur-rich Oregon country (known as the Columbia District to the Hudson's Bay Company), the northwest coast region west of the continental divide, north of the Columbia River to the 54th parallel. By 1844, however, with America's vision of manifest destiny in full swing, the U.S. laid claim to the region, launching the Fifty-four Forty or Fight campaign. Particularly debated was the area north of the Columbia but south of the 49th parallel (i.e. much of present-day Washington State). Ross here argues that if that area were ceded, the entire region to the 54th parallel might as well be forsaken: "...Our furs, I am happy to see, sold well last winter, with the exception of Beaver, and the quantity sent home was by no means small, yet somehow or other, we cannot manage to make profit nowadays, tho' the trade was never carried on in this country with so little expense; there must be a peg loose somewhere, that is a clear case, but I shall not pretend to say where the leakage is. The trade of this Department for the last outfit is certainly very good...and as we are now again to hunt beaver without restraint, I expect the current year will produce something even better than the last...The Columbia too has given large return for the last outfit but its expenses, I fear, will swallow all up, and probably more; our affairs in that quarter, I expect are in a very critical state. The Americans are pouring across the mountains by thousands, and if the Oregon question be not speedily settled, some serious mischief will assuredly arise before long. These grasping Republicans it appears insist on the line of 49 to the sea; if they get that, it will be better to give them the whole, the rest will be of little value to England and will rather be a source of trouble and annoyance than of real benefit to the nation; they have no just claim whatever to any portion of the territory, but John Bull, good honest soul as he is, terrible when his anger is up, allows himself to be cheated and gulled by every body who can manage to blurry and tickle him into good humour. For my own part, I sincerely wish we were well rid of the whole concern, for I strongly fear we shall then suffer the heaviest blow that ever fell on the fur trade...." Two years later the Oregon Treaty was signed, setting the boundary between the U.S. and Canada as the 49th parallel.

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        Letter Signed "Friedrich Wilhelm" from Potsdam Dated 29 April 1844 Addressed to the Art Dealer Kortmann in Berlin. "I have received with thanks on the 27th of March the wall maps submitted by you and am happy to accept the offered dedication to me on the yet to be published general map of the Prussian State."]

      Potsdam 1844 - 29 April 1844. Quarto (26x22 cm). Quarter page written in dark brown ink of a wove paper bifolium. Original fold marks, a few minor splits at folds, some very mild staining but overall a very good letter. "Frederick William IV, the eldest son and successor of Frederick William III of Prussia, reigned as King of Prussia from 1840 to 1861. Also referred to as the "romanticist on the throne", he is best remembered for the many buildings he had constructed in Berlin and Potsdam, as well as for the completion of the Gothic Cologne cathedral. In politics, he was a conservative, and in 1849 he rejected the title of German Emperor offered to him by the Frankfurt parliament, considering that it was not in the parliament's gift" (Wikipedia).

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        FREIBURG. "Das Münster zu Freiburg (Südliche Seiten- Ansicht)", links Kaufhaus und Häuserzeile, auf dem Platz reiche Personenstaffage.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Benoist nach Chapuy, 1844, 39 x 28 cm. Nicht bei Schefold; ähnlich Ansicht Nr. 23450, mit Abbildung. - Selten, tadellos erhalten!

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Die Nieder-Jagd in allen ihren Verzweigungen zu Holz, Feld und Wasser. Nebst vollständiger Anleitung zur Behandlung und Dressur der Hunde, einem Wörterbuch der Jagdsprache. Ein Handbuch für Jäger und Jagdfreunde. Bearbeitet von einem Jäger-Verein und redigirt von J.K.v. Train. Erster und Zweiter Band.

      Ulm, Verlag der J. Ebner'schen Buchhandlung 1844 - VI, 658 S. mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel, 434, 245 S. mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel, Lindner 11.2088,01. Der 658 Seiten umfassende Band 1 liegt in 2 Teilbänden vor. In Band 2 mit neuer Paginierung "Die zu Betrieb der Niederjagd mittelbar anwendbaren Thiere" (S. 1-110) und "Erklärung der in diesem Werke vorkommenden waidmännischen, technischen und physiographischen Bezeichnungen" (S. 111-245). Tafel 1 sauber, Tafel 2 leicht stockfleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1360 8°, Halbleder der Zeit mit Goldschnitt, Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen, Name auf Vorsätzen, Vorsätue leicht fleckig, Papier vereinzelt leicht braunfleckig und leicht stockig, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [MANUSCRIPT LOG OF THE U.S.S. DELAWARE, KEPT BY ROBERT STORER, DURING HER FINAL CRUISE HOME FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN]

      [Various places], 1844. Quarto. Original brown cloth. Cloth moderately soiled and stained. Light dampstaining to some of the text. About very good. Manuscript log book of the U.S.S. Delaware, kept by seaman Robert B. Storer during the ship's final voyage. The U.S.S. Delaware was launched in October 1820. She spent most of her active duty cruising in the Mediterranean, where she served in the interests of American commerce and diplomacy in that area, though she also spent several years stationed in Brazil, patrolling the coasts of Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina to represent American interests during political unrest in those countries. She began her final voyage to the Mediterranean in February 1843, setting out from Rio de Janeiro. This log covers the last three months of the Delaware's active service, documenting her return voyage from the Mediterranean to Norfolk. She arrived home in March 1844, and was still at the naval yard in 1861, when she was set afire with other U.S. ships in order to keep them from falling into Confederate hands. The log begins with the ship at anchor in Mahon harbor, off Minorca in the Mediterranean. Storer keeps details of provisioning the ship and readying to sail for first twelve days of January. As is standard with ship's logs, he records speeds, winds, and weather conditions, as well as the positioning of the sails. Everyday events such as inspecting the crew or holding "divine service" on Sundays are noted, as are sightings of other ships' sails and exchanging colors with passing vessels. The Delaware sights the coast of Spain and moves into the Atlantic around the third week in January; on February 2, crew member Jacob Lawrence, a marine, dies (though Storer does not say from what), and his funeral service is held the next day, and Lawrence's body is committed to the deep. Also of note, the Delaware investigates a wreck on February 15: "At 7.45 hauled up the courses, hauled down the jib and laid the main and mizen topsails to the mast, and sent a boat to board the wreck. At 8.15 the boat returned from the wreck; discovered her to be the English Hermaphrodite Brig 'Halifax' of 'Halifax,' loaded with lumber, water logged and foremast sawed off, nothing living on board." The rest of the voyage is uneventful and relatively smooth, and the Delaware sights the Cape Henry lighthouse on March 4. The last few days are recorded as the ship is anchored at Hampton Roads, including a salute to the passing of former Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer, who died on February 28.

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        Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official.

      London: J. Hatchard and Son,, 1844. 2 volumes, octavo (230 × 147 mm). Late 19th-century green morocco by Bickers sometime rebacked with the original spines laid down (hinges strengthened with green cloth), richly gilt spine, three-line gilt border on sides, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Chromolithograph portrait frontispieces, 24 plates of buildings, 6 plates or plants and ornaments. Spines and extremities of sides sunned. First edition. Sir William Henry Sleeman (1788-1856) "was a British soldier and administrator in India [who] joined the Bengal army in 1809. In 1820 he became assistant to the Governor-General's Agent in the Sagar and Narmada territories... [and] is famous for... his role in the suppression of thagi [thuggee]. He was Resident at Gwalior from 1843 to 1849 and at Lucknow from 1849-1856. He died at sea near Sri Lanka in 1856. In his book Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official he has given a very sympathetic account of India and its people" (Mishra & Mishra, India Through Alien Eyes, Chapter 8). Sleeman's chapter on suttee has been described as "one of the longest suttee texts in Victorian literature" (Margery Sabin, Dissenters and Mavericks: Writings about India in English, 1765-2000, Oxford 2002, p. 80).

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        MÜNCHEN. - Oktoberfest. "Pferde-Rennen, bey dem Landwirthschaftlichen Octoberfeste in München". Blick von der Theresienhöhe auf die Festwiese während des Pferderennens, innerhalb der Rennbahn Zelte und Aufbauten, vorne zahlreiche Zuschauer.

      - Altkolorierte Lithographie von Gustav Kraus, 1844, 28 x 43,5 cm. Nicht bei Maillinger, Pfister und Lentner; Slg. Proebst 1852; Pressler 500, dort Teilnehmer am Rennen, Verlauf und Sieger beschrieben. - Interessante, seltene Lithographie. Das sehr figurenreiche Blatt ist kostümlich von höchstem Interesse. - Alt auf getuschte Einfassungslinie geschnitten, auf braunes Papier montiert, die Inschrift ausgeschnitten und aufgezogen. Im originalen Biedermeier-Kirschholzrahmen. Wundervolles altes Kolorit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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