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        A Record of the Black Prince

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans., 1849. "Being a selection of such passages in his life as have been most quaintly and strikingly narrated by chronicles of the period, embelished with highly wrought minatures and borderings selected from various illuminated MSS., referring to events connected with English history." Ornate black papier mache boards over crimson backing. Black leather backstrip. All edges of leaves gilt. Marbled endpapers. Printed by Vizetelly Brothers and Co. in black and red throughout with four full-page and two text fine color reproductions of illuminated mss of the period. 1000 copies originally printed. This copy professionally restored to vg or better condition. Book plate of "The McCormicks" on front endpapers. Another previous owner's name on first blank page. Barking Dog Books and Art LLC has been an independent bookseller online since 2002. Orders are processed promptly, carefully packed, and shipped with delivery confirmation.. First Edition. Black papier MacHe. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        British Butterflies and their Transformations [with] British Moths and their Transformations

      London: William Orr, 1849-1851. 3 vols: xii, 138, (2); xiv, 256; xix, 268, hand-col title, 42 + 124 fine hand-col plates. large-4to. HB. 3 vols, large 4to, uniformly bound in half leather, teg, rubbed and scuffed with some wear to head and foot of spines; marbled end-papers; some foxing to prelims, and occasionally elsewhere, a little light edge-soiling in places; a few marginal pencil annotations.; small loss to outer blank margins of one plate and several text leaves in vol. 2 of Moths. Very good complete three-volume set.. Butterflies (1849); Moths in 2 vols. (1851). Re-issues (Butterflies first published 1841, Moths 1843-5).

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        Autograph letter signed.

      [London] - 8vo. 1 p. To Sir Walter: "I hope you will kindly excuse me from coming tonight as I see no immediate end to my work - unless I put in a few hours extra. I hope to be free by about noon tomorrow [.]". - The Anglo-Irish diplomat and colonial administrator Sir Walter Francis Hely-Hutchinson (1849-1913) served as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Natal and Zululand (1893 to 1901) and as Governor of the Cape Colony (1901ff.). - On paper with embossed address; reverse with traces of mounting. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters to Charles Buller, Junior, Esq., M.P., from the Australian Patriotic Association

      D. L. Welch, Atlas Office, George Street, opposite the Barrack Gate, Sydney 1849 - Octavo, inscribed from the author on the title-page, with the addendum slip; a very good copy in a handsome burgundy roan binding, lettered in gilt, a few scuffs. An excellent copy of one of William Bland's more uncommon titles, inscribed to one of his main supporters, again in the distinctive Sydney roan bindings with which Bland is associated.This 1849 publication, as Bland makes clear in the preface, reprints and collects the more important papers of the Australian Patriotic Association ('Numerous applications being still made for the papers of the Patriotic Association, now nearly out of print, it becomes desirable to republish them?'). The letters collected here were addressed to Charles Buller, a British reformer who had died in 1848, a year before this publication was issued. The dedication is to Bland's great ally W.C. Wentworth. Bland made a habit of presenting such volumes, usually to figures of influence, and this is no exception, inscribed to "J. D. Crawford, Esq. with the author's kind regards. 1849." Crawford was listed as one of the earliest supporters of the Association, and by 1839 was appointed the Collector of subscriptions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        The Mabinogion

      London. Llandovery.: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. W Rees., 1849 1849, 3 vols, 1st ed, 20 plates, 49 woodcuts, lacks 4 leafs. In early 20c half black morocco, purple marbled boards, some gilt tooling, corners and edges brushed. Spines, decorative gilt tooling and titles, raised bands. Internally, red marbled endpapers, bookplate to fpds (Charles Archer Wynne Finch), t.e.g. Vol 1, 1849, half title, [2], engraved titlepage, [3], (vi-xxiii), [1], [2], [2], [1], 2-56, 61-68, 65-411 pp, [1], 15 pls (3 large folding), 7 woodcuts, LACKS 2 leafs (pages 61/62 & 63/64), also lacks 2 leaves (p61/62 & 63/64) however these last 2 leaves have been replaced by 4 leaves which are also present in Vol 3! (pages 61-68) must have happened at the original printers on 1849?, printed by William Rees, Llandovery, small newspaper article tipped to verso feo. Vol 2, 1849, half title, [2], eng tp, [2], [5], 6-444 pp, 4 pls, 13 woodcuts. Vol 3, 1849, half title, [2], eng tp, [2], [3], 4-400 pp, 1 pl, 29 woodcuts. A lovely copy, clean and tight, well bound. (see Allibone 123. Bibl. Hist. of Wales 1407 for later eds. Cardiff Free Lib. Cat. p214). Title continues: from the Llyfr Coch o Hergest and other ancient Welsh manuscripts, with an English Translation and Notes. GUEST was the pioneering modern publisher of the Mabinogi, and its translator in the mid-19thC. Her bilingual Mabinogi first appeared in 1845, the final volume in a series of mediaeval Welsh tales under the title The Mabinogion. Guest published the series, and later editions, in both Welsh and English, in elaborately designed volumes, with facsimile sources, and her own extensive scholarly notes. She successfully promoted the work in Britain, Europe and America, as origin texts of European literature.

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        Illustrirte Zeitung. Wöchentliche Nachrichten über alle Ereignisse, Zustände und Persönlichkeiten der Gegenwart. Zwölfter und Dreizehnter Band 1849 Monat Januar bis Juni und Juli bis December über Tagesgeschichte, öffentliches und gesellschaftliches Leben, Handel, Gewerbe und Landwirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Kunst, Musik, Theater und Moden. Mit vielen in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen

      Verlag J.J. Weber Leipzig, 1849. 2 Bände komplett grob kollationiert, Erster Band: doppelseitige Holzschnitte: \"Hamburg aus der Vogelschau\" und \"Die sächsische Schweiz aus der Vogelschau\", Fehler: Doppelblatt S. 55-58 lose und gerändert, S. 175/76 oben abgeschnitten, S. 271/72 oben abgeschnitten, S. 415/16 oben abgeschnitten / Zweiter Band: erste Seite mit Längsknick Fol., > 35 - 45 cm, gebunden, marmorierter Einband der Zeit, mit grünem, vergoldeten Rückenschild, am Rücken und den Kanten etwas angestoßen, innen aber in gutem Zustand: fester Buchblock, weißes Papier, keine Anstreichungen o.ä., ExLibris-Aufkleber auf der Innenseite des Buchdeckels: \"ex Bibliotheca Ludovici L.B. de Bongart in Paffendorf\" Die Illustrirte Zeitung erschien vom 1. Juli 1843 bis zum September 1944 im Verlag J. J. Weber in Leipzig. Verleger und Herausgeber war Johann Jacob Weber. Sechs Monate nach Erscheinen betrug die Auflage 7 500 Exemplare, drei Jahre nach ihrer Gründung stieg sie auf 11 000 Exemplare, die Rekordauflage lag bei etwa 100 000. Die Illustrirte Zeitung war von großer Bedeutung für die Entwicklung der modernen Schachkomposition in Deutschland, da die durch Karl Julius Simon Portius betriebene Schachspalte als damals einziges Organ des deutschen Schachlebens weithin beachtet wurde. [Quelle: Wikipedia] BR7F7 Versand D: 5,00 EUR illustrierte, Dezember, 9, IX, Eisenbahn, Luftschifffahrt, Schach, Noten, Ungarn, Carneval, Handel, Kometen, Berlin, Wien,

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        A Dissertation on the Practice of Medicine Containing An Account of the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Diseases and Adapted to the Use of Physicians and Families

      Milledgeville: Federal Union Office, 1849. Hardcover. Very good. xii, 740pp. Contemporary full calf rubbed at the extremities, ink name at top of title page [J.B. Brown July 29th 1850], scattered foxing throughout, else a good copy.

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        CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

      San Francisco, 1849. Gathered signatures, with only a remnant of the stitching remaining. A few small holes in the titlepage, touching eight letters of text (mostly on the Proclamation printed on the verso). Text stained and soiled. Chip in lower margin of pp.5-8, touching two letters of text. Withal, a good copy, untrimmed. In a half morocco and cloth box. The rare first separate printing of California's first constitution. "The first appearance of the Constitution in book form and one of the earliest works printed in San Francisco" - Cowan. This copy contains the very rare final signature of leaves issued only with some copies, which comprise a three-page "Address to the People of California" (pages 17-19). The Eberstadts describe these last three pages as lacking from most copies, and it appears that many copies of the constitution were distributed before the "Address" had been printed. The text of the constitution is complete. Section 18 of Article I (the "Declaration of Rights") bans slavery. "The text was a model of advanced, liberal, and democratic social and political thought" - Howell. California became a state in 1850. One of the most important and difficult to obtain state constitutions, with the very rare three-page "Address" found in only a few copies.

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        Practical Fly Fishing foundedon Nature, and tested by the Experience of Nearly Forty Years, in variousparts of the United Kingdom. With Instructions for Imitating all the mostUseful Flies. Also, Remarks on Fly-Rods, the best woods for them, and thebest wa

      London. Published for theAuthor, by Simpkin & Marshalll. 1849.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 16mo, 16cm, the First Edition,iv,66p., bound in half dark brown mottled sheep and French marbledboards, gilt titles on red leather label along the spine, all edges gilt,bookplate removed from the front endpaper, very good to fine. W&S. p186.John Beever (1795-1859) was a prominent British angler associated withthe Lake District in England. His introduction is appropriately addressedat Coniston Lke, Cumbria. A practical book interspersed with personalanecdotes and a chapter on fishing at Montreuil, France in 1821. .

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        Pl 112 Californian Hare The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York:: V.G. Audubon,, 1849-54.. First Royal Octavo Edition. Archivally matted & framed. Fine with original hand-coloring/ . A fine original hand-colored lithograph on paper. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. Accompanied by the original text written by the Reverend John Bachman, DD. The Quadrupeds of North America; portrayals of 155 four-legged mammals native to North America depicted in their natural environment, was a collaborative effort between the premier nineteenth century American Ornithologist, Naturalist, Artist and Frontiersman, John James Audubon (1785-1851), his sons John Woodhouse Audubon and Victor Gifford Audubon and the Naturalist Reverend John Bachman. The four men were unified in their desire to document and portray what they recognized as a dwindling resource; America's native animals amidst the natural beauty of the untouched American landscape. Their collective wisdom predicted the impending effects of Manifest Destiny- man's encroachment on the wilderness and natural landscape of North America- and as such was the impetus for the journey. To document and then portray America's native animals in the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited North American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon's home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark; from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories- now Alaska- then southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey is recognised in the pathos of the compositions. However, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon's prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless contribution to both American Culture and the Art of American Wildlife Painting. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last have a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens, the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000). Sabin 2368. Wood 208.

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        Journal of a Voyage to San Francisco (by sea) California Gold Rush [MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL]

      February 12, 1849 - October 17, 1849. [99pp] Quarto [31.5 cm]; original plain sewn wrappers. Content on recto and verso. Journal is in very good condition with only minor sporadic foxing throughout. Contains two passenger lists: one bound in the front - and one laid in - of the 86 passengers aboard the sailing ship, Valasco, from the Narragansett Trading and Mining Company. The bound in list includes age, marital status, occupation and residence. The bound in list also includes the entire crew of 16 , and not just the Captain (Giles), 1st Mate (Sayer) and 2nd Mate (Nickerson). The laid in list includes only name and residence, and only offers the names of the Captain, 1st Mate and 2nd Mate. Day-by-day account, with an entry for most every day on this sea faring voyage. Most entries run a paragraph or so in length, while some entries are an entire page. Each entry that is a day on the water also includes latitude and longitude coordinates and weather summation. There is great content throughout this journal that covers the voyage to the California Gold Fields from Boston by boat. It took longer than one might expect for the news of the Marshall Gold Discovery of January 1848 to reach the American population centers of the east coast. An article published in the New York Herald in August of 1848 was noticed by few, but when President Polk announced the find in his State of the Union Address in December of 1848, "gold fever" become a nationwide sensation, with this news a group of enterprising Rhode Islanders formed a cooperative effort to seek their fortunes, this group became the Narragansett Trading and Mining Company. In early February of 1849, Luther Fisher and 85 other gold seekers boarded the sailing vessel, the Barque Valasco, in Boston, on their way to the California Gold Fields by way of the Cape Horn. The group remained in Boston Harbor, trapped by ice before they could finally begin their journey February 14, 1849. The Atlantic Ocean was no kinder pushing the Valasco far of course to the east, where the ship eventually arrives in the Azores, "March 10th Saturday 38.00, 28.12" We came in site of Pico this morning it is one of the Western Islands we sailed by Pico and came in sight of another island named Fayal....the captain went ashore in his boat to see what the port charges." The Valasco stays in Faial for nearly a week before continuing their journey. The only other land that the Valasco would anchor at after leaving the Azores was in Chili, after spending a little over two months drifting in the Strait of Magellan. "(July 9th) We were soon at anchor abreast the town it was about an hour after sunset when we dropped anchor. There were 7 or 8 crafts at anchor there. The Capt. of the port came aboard of us and looked over the ships papers he soon went ashore he said the news form California was good he had a ring on his finger made of California gold. This news cheered us up we need something to renew our spirits" As the trip continued at sea, conflict arose among the members of the NT&M, to the point that the association was dissolving into rival companies "Sept 3rd 16.08 112.26 Today there is not much wind but what there is blows from the south at least the weather continues to warm. Today we had a monthly meeting there was a petition presented to the Company consisting of 21 members petitioning to be released with their share of provisions on our arrival in California. I was one that signed the petition it met with strong opposition it caused a strong debate. Then a resolution was presented as a substitute for the petition this resolution was to desolve the company after our arrival in California after the cargo is discharged and all the Company's business settled every member could take his share and go where he liked." A little more than a month later the Valasco arrived in San Francisco. "Oct. 17th Sunday. Dear wife I am now about to try my luck in the mines I have kept rather a rude journal I intend to send this home to you by Mr. George Fisher he is going to return home in course of a month this will give you an idea what kind of a passage we made and how we agreed to disagree but I don't think that we were the worst for almost every Company has dissolved that has arrived here now and do I will bid you good by till I come home and then I will tell you the rest of the proceedings. Luther W. Fisher San Francisco Cala, you must let McPerrin see this." This journal also includes the account of the dying and death of passenger, James Smith, and his subsequent burial at sea. "June 27th 57.02 69.59. Last night we had a fair wind it howled round to the north last but did not blow very strong. We started to the west south west course after daybreak it began to howl to the south west at noon. We where heading north west. James Smith died last night at 10 o clock p.m. he had been in a dying situation all day he died very easy he tried to talk up to his last moments. We buried him at one o clock p.m. the Capt. backed the fore topsail and hoisted the American ensign half mast high on. [William] Roberts made a prayer he was then committed to the deep where we buried him it was where the waters of the Pacific and Atlantic meet, he soon disappeared from our sight forever in this world." "It is needful to enter into preliminaries suffice to say that I joined the Narragansett mining + trading Company organized at Pawtucket Who bought the Bark Valasco and fitted her from Boston from which place we Expected to Sail on the first of Feb were delayed until Sunday Feb. 11, 1849, we started from the wharfe with a light brease from the N West weather looking thick came to in the Harber. Called the Roll of the Company all present accounting 86. The Officers having been Chosen hereby, for them we chosen officers for the year ending 1850. Secure boats + the weather continues thick. Pilot went on shore." - opening paragraph.

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        The Lady Godiva; or, Peeping Tom of Coventry. A Romance

      E. Lloyd, London 1849 - First edition (originally issued in 31 parts). Title vignette of Lady Godiva on her steed, and 31 wood engravings. [4], 244 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom. Rare. OCLC locates 2 copies only (Huntington and UCLA). Medcraft 158; Ono 193 (later edition of 1869); OCLC: 22354276 Contemporary half black roan and boards, spine chipped, joints starting; internally very good Title vignette of Lady Godiva on her steed, and 31 wood engravings. [4], 244 pp. 1 vols. 8vo First edition (originally issued in 31 parts). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recopilación y comentarios de los Fueros y Leyes del Antiguo Reino de Navarra, . Que han quedado vigentes después de la modificación hecha por la Ley Paccionada de 16 de agosto de 1841.

      1848-1849. . - Est. Literario-Tip. de D. Saavedra y Cª. Madrid. . 1 Vol. . 17 H +Tom.I (552 pp.) Tom.II (392 pp.) + índice. Cuarto. Media Piel con Puntas. Derecho (Foral), Siglo XIX , Vasco-Navarro (Navarra) . Obra imprescindible para el estudio de los Antiguos Fueros y Leyes de Navarra. Buen ejemplar de esta edición del siglo XIX. Dos tomos en un volúmen. Con pegatina alegórica en la contratapa al aniversario en 1935 del Príncipe Carlos de Viana. Ejemplar encuadernado en media piel con puntas de época con dorados en lomera. .

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        Erinnerungen an den 9 monatl: Berliner Belagerungszustand.

      Berlin, Weyl (1849).. Lithograph. Flugblatt. 47 x 58 cm. Satirisches Flugblatt, das ca. 40 kleine Karikaturszenen zur Revolution von 1848 in Berlin zeigt, überschrieben mit: "Von der Polizei confiscirt, u. vom Staats-Anwalt freigegeben". Gerahmt werden die Szenen von einer Art Figurenreigen, links die staatlich eingesetzten Denunzianten, die ihre Erkenntnisse nach oben weitergeben, rechts bestochene Bürger, die ihre Geheimnisse für Geld verraten, was Verhaftungsbefehle, Ausweisungen und das Gefängnis zur Folge hat: "Dies ist das Hausvogteigericht. Auch keine schöne Gegend nicht." ?- Das Blatt ist wohl ein Jahr nach den Märzaufständen von 1848 entstanden, als diese niedergeschlagen und die Revolutionäre heftigen Zwangsmaßnahmen und der Verfolgung ausgesetzt waren. Eine Darstellung in der unteren Mitte zeigt ein verriegeltes und von der Polizei bewachtes Säulenportal mit der Unterschrift "Jetzt! März 1849", während daneben dasselbe Portal geöffnet und unter Kontrolle der Bürgermiliz gezeigt wird, untertitelt mit "Sonst! März 1848". - Mehrfach gefaltet, rückseitig gestempelt und mit restauriertem Ausriss am linken Rand, etwas gebräunt.

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        Manuscript w/Biography - ALS - "Perfectly Pure Cocoa"

      London 1849 - London, 28 November 1849. Manuscript Signed Letter to approbate the cocoa served by the Royal Navy to its nearly 200,000 mariners, written by important Scottish chemist Andrew Ure. 8vo. Double-leaf measuring approximately 18.5 x 17 cm. Very good, original condition. A most unusual document of unexpected consequence. Together with a privately printed biography published in London 1874, featuring an original albumen portrait photograph frontis of Dr. Ure. Small 8vo. measuring 10.5 x 14.5 cm. 18, [3] pages, giltedged leafs, gilt tooled and titled green leather boards, minor wear to corners, otherwise in Very Good condition. The favourable result from a formal investigation of a specific company's cocoa purchased and consumed by the British Navy at 400 tonnes per year, Dr. Ure suggests that many English producers were at the time compromising quality during production, however, he confirms the purity of Graham & Hedley's Genuine Roll Cocoa which was manufactured in Liverpool. A new product, the cacao was moulded into rolls and stamped. For a fee of £10.10 and commissioned by the Lords of the Admiralty [Sir James Whitley Deans Dundas, &c.], this analysis may very well have secured enormous profitability and longevity for the chocolate company. Competitors immediately denounced the assessment, such as Taylor Brothers for example, whom stated that public preference or 'taste test' was all that truly mattered. Evidently significant not only to the Navy, but also to the public as a whole, Ure's letter was published in the "Law Times" volume 15, 1850. Subsequently, numerous publications touted Graham & Hedley's product as "the best preparation of cocoa for morning and evening meals. advantageous for invalids to whom it is essential to have the article genuine. the most economical substance offered to the public. superior homeopathic cocoa." and so on. Excerpt from the letter: "Having been employed by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to analyze and improve the Cocoa and Chocolate of which 400 tonnes are annually manufactured for Navy at the Deptford Victualling Yard. " "I take pleasure in testifying that the Roll Cocoa of Messrs Graham & Hedley of Liverpool is perfectly pure, and so well prepared as to afford with hot water or milk, a bland, aromatic, salubrious, and highly nutritious an article of diet." End Excerpts. The letter is accompanied by a rare biographical sketch which commemorates Dr. Ure's important works, a lovely volume printed for private distribution only. Excerpts from the book: ". To Dr. Ure belongs the honour of having taken the lead in a movement which has had incalculable power in developing national wealth. In 1809, when the Glasgow Observatory was about to be established, Dr. Ure came to London, commissioned to make the scientific arrangements. Here he met, and acquired the friendship of Maskelyne, Pond, Groombridge, and other Astronomers, and also of Davy, Wollaston, Henry, and other distinguished chemists of that day. in London. appointed in 1834, Chemist to the Board of Customs. important researches on sugar refining. his skill and accuracy as an analytic chemist were well known, as well as the ingenuity of the means employed in his researches." Dr. Andrew Ure (1778-1857) was a Scottish physician, analytical chemist, and a highly respected professor of chemistry. A foremost (possibly the first) consulting chemist in Britain, doing much work in London where he settled in 1830, his work entailed investigative tours of several industries in England, Belgium and France, various government commissions such as the one outlined above, and speaking as an expert witness. His visits to English textile mills led to his famous publications of "The Philosophy of Manufactures" (1835) and "The Cotton Manufactures of Great Britain" (1836). His exposure to factory conditions led him to consider methods of heating and ventilation, and he is credited with being the first to describe a bi-metallic thermostat. "The Great Di

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        British Butterflies and their Transformations [with] British Moths and their Transformations

      William Orr 1849-1851, London - 3 vols: xii, 138, (2); xiv, 256; xix, 268, hand-col title, 42 + 124 fine hand-col plates. large-4to. HB. 3 vols, large 4to, uniformly bound in half leather, teg, rubbed and scuffed with some wear to head and foot of spines; marbled end-papers; some foxing to prelims, and occasionally elsewhere, a little light edge-soiling in places; a few marginal pencil annotations.; small loss to outer blank margins of one plate and several text leaves in vol. 2 of Moths. Very good complete three-volume set. Butterflies (1849); Moths in 2 vols. (1851). Re-issues (Butterflies first published 1841, Moths 1843-5). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MOTHER, THIS IS A SHORT NARRATIVE OF SOME OF THE OCCURRENCES DURING MY ABSENCE FROM YOU AND MY BELOVED RELATIVES [manuscript caption title]

      [N.p.], 1849. Folio. Contemporary marbled wrappers, stitched. Some light wear to wrappers, but internally clean and fresh. Very good. Autograph manuscript of William C. Parsons, a British sailor of the merchant marine. Parsons' nautical career spanned some twenty-one years and included service on about thirty-five ships. His narrative begins on leaving England in 1822 and goes through 1843. His was a typical sailor's life of the period: suffering under despotic captains, press gangs, tempests, and shipwreck. The author spares the reader no detail of his personal bravery and is at pains to leave an impression of his self-sufficiency and sense of fair play throughout some harrowing escapades, particularly on the Pacific coast of South America during the wars of independence. An educated man, Parsons' career advances until he rises to become mate on the ship, eventually settling in America and taking command of a trading vessel that plys the Eastern Seaboard. Much of the narrative takes place in the Americas, either on the west coast of South America or in United States ports. This autobiography is written to Parsons' mother and seems to have been a response to a box of gifts sent to him from England. Parsons reciprocated by sending his own box of curiosities to be shared among his family members (not present here), including tapa cloth, Indian beadwork, and articles made from wood from various famous ships, all of which are described in the separate letter. Of particular interest is Parsons' description of sitting for his daguerreotype portrait by Mr. Cohill, which he included in the box of treasures. "Below decks" narratives of ordinary sailors from this period are relatively rare.

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        The Mabinogion, from the Llyfr Coch o Hergest, and Other Ancient Welsh Manuscripts,

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1849 - Three 4to volumes. xiii,411; 444;, 400pp. Contemporary full dark green morocco. The spines are blocked in gilt and blind, and the boards in blind. All edges gilt. Ribbon markers. Complete with all three half-titles, facsimile documents, vignettes, etc.With the Coleg Harlech bookplate on the pastedown acknowledging the giftee, and another on the front free endpapers presenting the set to the Coleg Harlech. Eleven Welsh tales collectively referred to as The Maniinogion (though properly it should be Mabinogi). They come from oral tradition, most pre 1100, and are preserved in two Welsh manuscripts, The Red Book of Hergest (ca. 1375-1425) and the White Book of Rhydderch (ca. 1300-1325). Among tales of quests, gods, heroes, one finds ancient references to Celtic mythology, chivalry and Arthur. Some links are just not there, but others, such as Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia reference tales form the Red Book. And thus presumably some inspiration for Malory's Morte d'Arthur.This is considered the first edition in English of The Mabinogion. Technically it is the first complete edition as the earlier sections were serialized between 1838 and 1849. The last part of the set, though, makes its first English appearance here. The original Welsh is given, followed by English translation, then notes.This set is in very good condition, showing only traces of rubbing and soil to the bindings, and occasional light foxing to the text block. Rare [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rare ADS in French, signed several times within the text in the third-person, "Alex. Herzen" and "M. Herzen."

      n.p.n.d. [Paris August 1849] - 8vo. 3 pages An eight-article agreement between Herzen and Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, concerning a loan of 24,000 francs for the publication of a newspaper to be repaid with five-percent interest. The agreement dictates that (translated) "the general direction of the newspaper will be exclusively entrusted to M. Proudhon," and that "M. Proudhon assigns a right to active participation in Mr. Herzen in the part of foreign policy by accepting articles and correspondence sent by him." However, Proudhon "has the right to refuse items when they are contrary to the general trend of the newspaper or if that section would be likely to result in a conviction." In fine condition, with central vertical and horizontal folds, light creases, and slight show-through from writing to opposing sides.

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        [PRINTED "VALLEY NOTE" CURRENCY IN DENOMINATION OF $2.00, SIGNED BY BRIGHAM YOUNG WITH PRINTED HEADING: "G.S.L. CITY, JAN, 20, 1849"]

      [Salt Lake City, 1849. Overall condition is excellent. Blindstamped with the official seal of the Twelve Apostles, and signed in manuscript by Brigham Young, Thomas Bullock, and Heber C. Kimball. N.K Whitney is named as payee in manuscript. No serial number. This small piece of paper money printed by the Mormon Church in Salt Lake City is an example of the earliest recorded printing done in Utah. Called a "Valley Note" by Alvin E. Rust, this form of paper currency was printed in several denominations using a font of script type of the style used for calling cards. McMurtrie quotes a passage from a manuscript history of Brigham Young which describes the interesting circumstances under which this paper money was printed: "They had gold dust, but many refused to take it, as there was a waste in weighing it for exchange. To meet this want, we employed brother John Kay to coin the dust, but upon trial he broke all the crucibles and could not proceed. I then offered the gold dust back to the people, but they did not want it. I then told them we would issue paper till the gold dust could be coined. The Municipal Council agreed to have such a currency, and appointed myself and President Heber C. Kimball and bishop N.K. Whitney to issue it. The first bill, for one dollar, was issued on the first of this month [January 1849]. The bills were signed by Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, & Thomas Bullock, clerk." "...It is definite enough that the first use of the press by the Mormon settlers was in January, 1849, for the production of paper currency. Furthermore, it is gratifyingly definite that the first printer was Brigham H. Young, with the perhaps unskilled aid of Thomas Bullock. Brigham H. Young at that time was a young man of about 25, the nephew of Brigham Young the governor and leader" - McMurtrie. Very rare. According to Rust, only 204 valley notes in the two-dollar denomination were issued without a serial number.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM FORTY-NINER ELIJAH EALY TO HIS WIFE, DESCRIBING HIS TRIP ACROSS THE PLAINS TO CALIFORNIA]

      Uba [sic] River, Ca, 1849. Old folds. Small tears at several cross-folds, affecting a few letters of text. Paper tanned and lightly stained. Good overall, and quite readable. In a half morocco and cloth folding case, spine gilt. Dr. Elijah Ealy of Dayton, Ohio departed St. Louis in late April 1849, and proceeded to Independence and then St. Joseph. He and his party followed the Platte River Road, but eventually veered south toward Salt Lake City. They arrived in California in mid-September, 1849, and this letter was written from Ealy's camp along the Yuba River in northern California. Ealy died in December 1851, just a little more than two years after writing this letter to his wife. In this letter he recounts the details and hardships of his overland journey in vivid style, giving an excellent description of the challenges he (and thousands others) faced. He writes, in part: "Benj. Kniseley was drowned in attempting to cross the north fork of Platte River....He had a hard time of it, indeed, it is no sport to cross over a barren, sandy & rocky country, as it is from Fort Laramie here. There is no grass except on the water courses & in one place we had neither water nor grass for 60 miles, with the exception of what we carried with us. Cattle died on this desert in great numbers. We did not lose a single mule. And fortunately for the emigrants, the citizens here, have sent out, on all the routes, provisions & cattle to help the emigrants through. Capt. King, McCorkle, the Smiths & others we passed on Humboldts River. King had a fight with the Indians. It appears from what I could learn that they had some of their oxen stolen. A party went out into the mountains in search. They found the Indian thieves & they commenced shooting their arrows. King was wounded in the arm. He succeeded, after a hard struggle in which the Indian seized his rifle & attempted to wrest it out of his hand, in shooting him through the heart. The others in seeing their red comrade fall, took to their heels & were soon out of sight. They were very troublesome & stole away a great many oxen & horses. I saw one company from Missouri that had all their oxen stolen." Ealy goes on to describe their difficulty in obtaining provisions along their overland journey, then turns to the excitement in California over the prospects of riches from mining: "There is great excitement here, in regard to the gold. There is just at this time, a bustle of running from one gold region to another. Great stores are told of men making fortunes in a few days. And I have no doubt many have done so. The fact is gold is abundant on all the streams which rise in the mountains east & south-east of the Sacramento River. And almost every man you see has his little bag of gold....We came to this place 8 days ago, but found the richest diggings all claimed by others. It is only in places that fortunes are to be made, but it is exceedingly hard labour to get it out from amongst the rocks." He then discusses the difficult methods of mining, the high prices for goods, and his plans to go to the "dry diggings" south of Sutter's Fort for the winter. A fine Gold Rush letter, describing the hardships of the overland journey to California and conveying the hopes of riches in the mines.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT TO GEN. PERSIFOR F. SMITH, INTRODUCING JOHN A. MONROE]

      West Point, N.Y., 1849. Letter with old vertical and horizontal folds. Slight wrinkling to letter and envelope. Very good. A very nice letter, uniting two important 19th-century American military leaders, Winfield Scott and Persifor F. Smith. It is also interesting in that Scott is introducing the great nephew of a former President - who was going to California at the height of the gold rush - and that the letter is directed to the sitting military governor of California. Scott is one of the most significant American military leaders of the 19th century, and he served on active duty as a general longer than anyone else in American history. He commanded forces in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the Second Seminole War, the Mexican War, and briefly in the Civil War. Scott was the Whig Party nominee for President in 1852, losing to Franklin Pierce. Scott shared a long friendship with Persifor Frazer Smith (1798-1858), who was a distinguished military commander. Smith first served under Scott's command in the Second Seminole War, and again in the Mexican War, where he was brevetted a major general for his actions at Contreras and Churubusco. He later served as military governor of Mexico City, and was one of the last military governors of California, the position he held when he received the present letter from Winfield Scott. The note is a letter of introduction for James A. Monroe, a young New York lawyer and the great nephew of President James Monroe. Scott writes from West Point: "My dear General: This note will be handed to you, by my young friend, John A. Monroe Esq. a nephew of one of my ex-aides-de-camp & great nephew of one of our greatest presidents. Mr. Monroe has been at the New York Bar several years, & is a man of great integrity & character. I beg to place him under your kind protection as one in whom I take the liveliest interest. Very truly your friend Winfield Scott." The letter is accompanied by its original mailing envelope, addressed in manuscript by Scott "To Major General P.F. Smith, U.S. Army, Commanding California." An interesting letter, with significant military associations and gold rush interest.

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        Pl 122 Canada Otter The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York:: V.G. Audubon,, 1849-54.. First Royal Octavo Edition. Archivally matted and framed.. Fine with original hand-coloring/ . A fine original hand-colored lithograph on paper. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. Accompanied by the original text written by the Reverend John Bachman, DD. The Quadrupeds of North America; portrayals of 155 four-legged mammals native to North America depicted in their natural environment, was a collaborative effort between the premier nineteenth century American Ornithologist, Naturalist, Artist and Frontiersman, John James Audubon (1785-1851), his sons John Woodhouse Audubon and Victor Gifford Audubon and the Naturalist Reverend John Bachman. The four men were unified in their desire to document and portray what they recognized as a dwindling resource; America's native animals amidst the natural beauty of the untouched American landscape. Their collective wisdom predicted the impending effects of Manifest Destiny- man's encroachment on the wilderness and natural landscape of North America- and as such was the impetus for the journey. To document and then portray America's native animals in the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited North American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon's home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark; from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories- now Alaska- then southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey is recognised in the pathos of the compositions. However, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon's prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless contribution to both American Culture and the Art of American Wildlife Painting. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last have a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens, the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000). Sabin 2368. Wood 208.

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        Pl 132 Hare Indian Dog. The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York:: V.G. Audubon,, 1849-54.. First Royal Octavo Edition. Archivally matted & framed. Fine with original hand-coloring/ . A fine original hand-colored lithograph on paper. Royal Octavo (10.5 x 7 inches). Drawn from nature by John Audubon, drawn on stone by William E. Hitchcock and lithographed, printed and colored by JT Bowen, Philadelphia. Accompanied by the original text written by the Reverend John Bachman, DD. The Quadrupeds of North America; portrayals of 155 four-legged mammals native to North America depicted in their natural environment, was a collaborative effort between the premier nineteenth century American Ornithologist, Naturalist, Artist and Frontiersman, John James Audubon (1785-1851), his sons John Woodhouse Audubon and Victor Gifford Audubon and the Naturalist Reverend John Bachman. The four men were unified in their desire to document and portray what they recognized as a dwindling resource; America's native animals amidst the natural beauty of the untouched American landscape. Their collective wisdom predicted the impending effects of Manifest Destiny- man's encroachment on the wilderness and natural landscape of North America- and as such was the impetus for the journey. To document and then portray America's native animals in the splendor and majesty of the uninhabited North American landscape, the team traveled westward from Audubon's home in Mill Grove, Pennsylvania up the Missouri River and through territory just previously explored by Lewis and Clark; from the Canadian border of the Northern Russian Territories- now Alaska- then southward to Mexico. Arduous and monumental, the journey is recognised in the pathos of the compositions. However, the true legacy of the work rests on John James Audubon's prolific vision and mastery of his subject and medium. Heretofore unseen, The Quadrupeds of North American is a wildlife classic: an essential and timeless contribution to both American Culture and the Art of American Wildlife Painting. The American Review, a Whig journal, heralded the national origin of the Quadrupeds: "We have at last have a Great National Work, originated and completed among us- authors, artists and artisans of which are our own citizens, the Bible of Nature!" (John James Audubon in the West. New York: Henry H. Abrams, 2000). Sabin 2368. Wood 208.

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        Grand Temple de Denderah. Facade postérieure. Originalfotografie von Maxime du Camp, (Salzpapierabdruck auf Karton mit typogr. Bezeichnung in französisch) 17 x 21,3 cm. Tafel Nr. 18 aus "Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie. Dessins photographiques recueillis pendant les années 1849, 1850, et 1851". Paris, Gide et Baudry, 1852. 32 x 44,5 cm

      - Kartonränder etwas stockfleckig u. leicht knittrig, Namenszug in der rechten unteren Ecke. # Salted paper print from paper negative.- Maxime Du Camp's mission to Egypt and the Near East in 1849?51 to make a photographic survey of monuments and sites is well documented. The album ?Egypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie?, in which this image appeared as plate 18, was published in 1852 and contained 125 photographs. It brought its author instant fame.-

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        The History of England.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1849-61. From the accession of James the Second. 5 volumes, octavo (217 x 138 mm). Contemporary half calf, marbled sides, raised bands, black and red morocco labels, compartments richly gilt, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Occasional minor pencil marginalia. Spines darkened, extremities slightly rubbed and worn, light foxing to prelims and endmatter, occasional spotting to margins of text blocks, one small chip to one label. An excellent set. Mixed first (Volumes III-V) and third (Volumes I-II) editions. An attractively bound set of Macaulay's history, first published in five volumes in 1848.

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        Der Siebend Teil aller Bücher und Schrifften des thewren seligen Mans Gottes / Doctoris Martini Lutheri / vom XXXVIII. Jar an / bis auff das XLII geschrieben und im Druck ausgangen / Ausgenomen etliche wenige Stücke / So zu ende des Sechsten Teils gedruckt sind. - V.D.M.I.AE.

      Gedruckt zu Jena durch Christian Rödingers Erben, M.D.LVIII, 1558. Titelblatt in Rot- und Schwarzdruck mit Titelholzschnitt (der sächsische Kurfürst Friedrich der Weise und Martin Luther, zu beiden Seiten vor dem gekreuzigten Jesus kniend), ganzseitiger Holzschnitt mit Monogramm \"PG\" (die drei sächsischen Fürsten über einer Brüstung mit Wappen), [2] Blatt Register, 476 Blatt, [1] Blatt. Folio, Ledereinband auf Holzdeckeln mit sechs Bünden und Schliessen, beide Deckeln vollflächig mit dekorativer Blindprägung, Größe ca. 22,5 x 33 x 6,5 cm, Einband alterstypisch abgedunkelt und fleckig, Kanten berieben und bestossen, Leder an den Kanten an einigen Stellen bis zum Holz duchgewetzt, Schliessen fehlen, fester Block, innen etwas fleckig (allgemeine Gebrauchsspuren), durchgehend mit Textanstreichungen und Randanmerkungen in roter und schwarzer Tinte von alter Hand (nicht besonders störend). am Vorsatz handschriftlicher Besitzervermerk \"Ex libris M.Leonhardi Engelhart, Epinta acguifitis; Anno Domini 1578\" - Detailfotos auf Anfrage. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Martin Luther (* 10. November 1483 in Eisleben, Grafschaft Mansfeld; † 18. Februar 1546 ebenda) war der theologische Urheber der Reformation. Als zu den Augustiner-Eremiten gehörender Theologieprofessor entdeckte er Gottes Gnadenzusage im Neuen Testament wieder und orientierte sich fortan ausschließlich an Jesus Christus als dem „fleischgewordenen Wort Gottes“. Nach diesem Maßstab wollte er Fehlentwicklungen der Christentumsgeschichte und in der Kirche seiner Zeit überwinden. Seine Betonung des gnädigen Gottes, seine Predigten und Schriften und seine Bibelübersetzung, die Lutherbibel, veränderten die von der römisch-katholischen Kirche dominierte Gesellschaft in der frühen Neuzeit nachhaltig. Entgegen Luthers Absicht kam es zu einer Kirchenspaltung, zur Bildung evangelisch-lutherischer Kirchen und weiterer Konfessionen des Protestantismus. ---------------------------------------------------- Der vorliegende Siebente Band (von 8 + Registerband) des Jenaer Bibelwerk des Martin Luther, umfasst die gesammelten Schriften Luthers aus den Jahren 1538-1542. Diese erste Auflage wurde in 1500 Exemplaren gedruckt. Bis 1615 folgten fünf weitere Auflagen in Jenaer Druckereien. Evangelische Kirche

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        Alle biblische Wercke ;; Francisci Burmanni, In seinem Leben weitberühmten Doctoris, Professoris der Gottesgelahrtheit in der hohen Schule zu Utrecht / auch getreuen Dienerndes heiligen Evangelii daselbst : Alle Biblische Wercke: Darinnen enthalten seynd die gründliche Auslegung und heylsame Betrachtung - Der fünff Bücher Mosis, Josuä, Richter, Ruths, der zween Bücher Samuelis, der Könige, Chronicon, Esrae, Nehemiae und Esther. Mit Denen darinn vorkommenden sinnreichen Sinn- und Vorbildern Goettlicher Geheimniss und sonst wichtigen Sachen, die zur Erkänntniss der Wahrheit, welche nach der wahren Gottseligkeit ist, nöthig sind . Samt einem Anhang der Kirchen-Historie sich erstechend bis in den Eingang des Neuen Testaments, wobey gefüget ein Schrifftmässiger und kurtzer Bericht von dem Sabbath . Auf vielfältiges Begehren wegen ihrer unschätzbaren Köstlichkeit Mit einer neuen Vorrede, und vollständigen dreyfachen Registern, nebst des Authoris Lebens-Lauff zum Druck befördert . Mit köngl. preussisch und Chur Brandenburgköngl und Chur Sächs. wie auch Chur Braunschw.Lüneb. Privilegiis. Frankfurt und Leipzig - In Verlegung Michaels Andreae Fuhrmann Buchhändlern in Oßnabrück 1710. 27 Bl. , 1412 Seiten, Register 41 Bl. und Leben Burmanni 4 Bl.

       1710. Pergament Neuzeitlicher ( Ganz ) Pergamenteinband. Am Buchrücken leichte Klebreste eines vermutlichen ehemaligem Rückentitels. Neues Vorsatzblatt vor altem . Guter Papierzustand. Vorsatz ( alter) angeknittert , teils leichte Knitterspuren, teils etwas angerändert, gelegentlich ein leichter Wasserrand , selten größerer Wasserrand im textfreiem raum, die letzten 4 Seiten mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Randbereich. Die letzte Seite mit einer Fehlstelle und hier mit kleinem Textverlust !!! ( ca. 7x 5 cm ) _ ( ) - Francisci Burmanni, In seinem Leben weitberühmten Doctoris, Professoris der Gottesgelahrtheit in der hohen Schule zu Utrecht / auch getreuen Dienerndes heiligen Evangelii daselbst :Alle Biblische Wercke: Darinnen enthalten seynd die gründliche Auslegung und heylsame Betrachtung - Der fünff Bücher Mosis, Josuä, Richter, Ruths, der zween Bücher Samuelis, der Könige, Chronicon, Esrae, Nehemiae und Esther. Mit Denen darinn vorkommenden sinnreichen Sinn- und Vorbildern Goettlicher Geheimniss und sonst wichtigen Sachen, die zur Erkänntniss der Wahrheit, welche nach der wahren Gottseligkeit ist, nöthig sind . Samt einem Anhang der Kirchen-Historie sich erstechend bis in den Eingang des Neuen Testaments, wobey gefüget ein Schrifftmässiger und kurtzer Bericht von dem Sabbath . Auf vielfältiges Begehren wegen ihrer unschätzbaren Köstlichkeit Mit einer neuen Vorrede, und vollständigen dreyfachen Registern, nebst des Authoris Lebens-Lauff zum Druck befördert . Mit köngl. preussisch und Chur Brandenburgköngl und Chur Sächs. wie auch Chur Braunschw.Lüneb. Privilegiis. Frankfurt und Leipzig - In Verlegung Michaels Andreae Fuhrmann Buchhändlern in Oßnabrück 1710. 27 Bl. , 1412 Seiten, Register 41 Bl. und Leben Burmanni 4 Bl. 730 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Vitae patrum, in usu ministrorum verbi, quo ad eius fieri potuit repurgatae per Georgium Maiorem. Cum praefatione Doctoris Martini Lutheri. Mit einem Holzschnitt als Titeleinfassung.

      Wittenberg: Peter Seitz d.Ä 1544. 8 Blatt, 323 Blatt, 21 Blatt. Halbleder des 19. Jahrhunderts mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung und Rückentitel, Klein-Oktav, Einband 14,5 x 11 cm. (Einband etwas beschabt und bestossen, Rücken etwas eingerissen und fleckig, oben etwas knapp beschnitten aber ohne Textbeeinträchtigung, diverse Bibliotheksstempel und Ausscheidungsvermerke, Spiegel und Vorsätze leimschattig, im oberen Bug auf den ersten Lagen Verfärbung und Verklebung, teils mit Einrissen und kleiner Beeinträchtigung der Lesbarkeit, die letzten zwei Blatt des Registers mit neu angestückten Fehlstellen und minimalem Textverlust, das Colophon nur noch fragmentarisch erhalten, sonst innen nur wenig gebräunt oder braunfleckig und insgesamt noch ordentlich erhalten).-Erste Ausgabe, das Vorwort von Martin Luther im Erstdruck. - Major (eigentlich Maier, 1502 - 1574) war erst Sängerknabe am kurfürstlichen Hof in Wittenberg, bevor er dann an der dortigen Universität Theologie studierte und 1523 als Magister abschloß. Er arbeitete mehrere Jahre als Hauslehrer und wurde 1537 Prediger an der Schloßkirche in Wittenberg, wo ihn Luther im selben Jahr ordinierte. Luther promovierte ihn auch 1544 zum Doktor der Theologie. Seit 1545 war Major Professor für Neues Testament an der Uni Wittenberg. Wegen der Schmalkaldischen Kriege floh er und war kurzzeitig in Magdeburg und Merseburg tätig. Seit 1548 lebte er dann wieder in Wittenberg, und gab dort 1552-1559 Luthers Werke heraus. Seit 1558 war er auch Dekan der Wittenberger Theologischen Fakultät. Major verfasste zahlreiche theologische Schriften, mit denen er lt. Bautz \"in die kirchenpolitischen und theologischen Turbulenzen des Übergangs zum konfessionellen Zeitalter\" geriet. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Theologen seiner Zeit. - Bautz (cit. nach der Online-Version) - VD 16 M 2205 - Benzing 3455. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung [Beautiful, Rare and Special;Schönes;Seltenes;Bibliophilie;Alte Drucke;Theologie;Protestanten;Protestantismus;Evangelische;Reformierte;Kirchengeschichte;Geschichte;Reformation]

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        Sancti Bernardi melliflui Doctoris Ecclesiae, pulcherrima & exemplaris Viate Medulla....

      Antverpiae: Lestenium 1653 GLDr. der Zeit, [64], 500 Seiten, [8], 8°, mit Frontispizkupfer und 53 Kupfern auf Sondertfafeln, zahlreiche Kopf- und Schlussvignetten. Reichgeprägter Einband mit Rückenverzierung und vergoldeter Bordüre auf beiden Deckeln, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Alte Besitzerzuschrift auf Vorsatz, Signaturen, handgeschriebenes Ex libris auf Titel. Einband unscheinbar berieben. Seiten stellenweise mäßig altersgebräunt, sonst sehr guter Zustand.Alte Drucke, Theologie

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        Historien. Von des Ehrwirdigen inn Gott seligen thewren Manns Gottes, Doctoris Martini Luthers, anfang , Lehr, leben unnd sterben. Alles ordenlich der Jahrzal nach, wie sich alle sachen zu jeder zeyt haben zugetragen....

      Nürnberg, Johann vom Bergs Erben, 1568 8°, 4 Bl., 212 S., , OPerg. d. Zeit , Vorderer fliegender Vors. fehlt, Titelblatt und 2 Bl. mit fachfrauisch reparierten Fehlstellen (Textverlust). Bl. 184/185 mit Ausriss (Textverlust) - ansonsten gutes Exemplar Die erste Biographie Martin Luthers.Johannes Mutheisus (1504-1565) studierte nach dem Besuch der Nürnberger Lateinschule 1523/24 zunächst in Ingolstadt. Als Erzieher auf Schloß Odelzhausen an der Glonn 1526/27 las er Luthers \"Sermon von den guten Werken\" und schloß sich bald darauf der Reformation an. Nach einem Theologiestudium in Wittenberg (1529/30) wurde er Lehrer in Altenburg. 1532 zum Rektor der Joachimsthaler Lateinschule berufen. baute er die dortige Schulbibliothek auf; sie ist nahezu unversehrt erhalten geblieben. 1540-42 studierte er nochmals in Wittenberg. vornehmlich bei Luther und Melanchthon (\"Analecta Lutherana et Melanthonia\". hrsg. v. G. Loesche. 1892). Als häufiger Gast im Haus Luthers schrieb er zahlreiche Tischreden nach (separat hrsg. v. E. Kroker 1903 sowie in der Weimarer Lutherausg.. Abt. \"Tischreden\" IV. 1916. V. 1919). Nach seiner Ordination durch Luther im März 1542 folgte M. einem erneuten Ruf nach Joachimsthal. nunmehr in das Predigtamt. und wurde 1545 Pfarrer der jungen Bergbaugemeinde. die er in konfessionellen Wirren (namentlich mit Täufern). wirtschaftlichen Krisen (Rückgang der Silberausbeuten) und politischen Konfrontationen als Seelsorger bis zu seinem Tod 1565 vorbildlich betreute. Als das prot. Joachimsthal im Schmalkaldischen Krieg 1546 mit den Gegnern der Krone Böhmen sympathisierte. mußte M. in einer Audienz vor Kg. Ferdinand I. die Interessen der Bergstadt verteidigen. Zur inneren Konsolidierung der oft undisziplinierten und spannungsgeladenen Gemeinde trug er mit ausdrucksvollen Predigten bei. Davon sind etwa 1500 zum Druck gelangt; namentlich seine Hochzeits- und Leichenpredigten dienten lange Zeit als Muster prot. Kanzelberedsamkeit. Mit Vorliebe schuf M. Predigtzyklen. entweder biblischen Texten folgend (so die Korintherhomilien 1590. Sirach 1586. Leben Jesu 1568) oder mit aktuellen Bezügen. Zu letzteren gehören die zuerst unter dem Titel \"Bergpostilla oder Sarepta\" 1562 gedruckten 16 Bergbaupredigten. die beachtliche Aufschlüsse über Technik. Kultur und Sprache des Montanwesens liefern. Die fruchtbare Seelsorgetätigkeit erhielt durch freundschaftlichen Austausch mit dem Joachimsthaler Kantor und Liederdichter Nicolaus Herman wertvolle Anregungen. M. festigte seine Gemeinde. indem er ihr auf Anregung Melanchthons 1551 eine Kirchen-. Schul- und Spitalordnung schuf (Abdruck bei G. Loesche. I. S. 261-330). Seine rege Anteilnahme am Joachimsthaler Bürgerleben und Bergwesen schlug sich in der von ihm exakt geführten Chronik nieder. Er stand in regem Kontakt mit vielen namhaften Theologen (Melanchthon. Caspar Cruciger). Naturwissenschaftlern ( Georg Agricola. Valerius Cordus). Humanisten ( Georg Spalatin. Joachim Camerarius) und Poeten ( Eobanus Hessus. Johann Major). Joachimsthal verdankte ihm den Ruf eines angesehenen Kulturzentrums. Als bleibendes Vermächtnis M.s gelten seine 1566 veröffentlichten \"Luther-Historien\". die bis heute nahezu 50 Auflagen erlebten. Dieses erste. aus 17 zwischen 1562 und 1565 gehaltenen Predigten hervorgegangene. prot. Lebensbild des Reformators diente den Lutherbiographen und Reformationshistorikern als Quelle ersten Ranges. Als politisch wirkender Seelsorger hat sich M. um die Aussöhnung zwischen Deutschen und Tschechen in Böhmen im Geiste des Evangeliums bemüht. Hingegen blieben seine Vermittlungsversuche zwischen den reformatorischen Gliedkirchen in Böhmen im Ansatz stecken. Die für die Entwicklung des Protestantismus in Böhmen verhängnisvollen Angriffe M.s gegen alle Regungen des linken Flügels der Reformation müssen in Verbindung mit den sozialen und religiösen Spannungen gesehen werden. denen er in Joachimsthal begegnete. Angesichts seiner Verbundenheit mit Melanchthon ist es schwer verständlich. daß eine Mathesiuspostille während der kryptokalvinistischen Verfolgungen in Sachsen 1589 wegen angeblich antiphilippistischer Tendenzen. die von anderer Hand eingearbeitet waren. inkriminiert werden konnte. Im Unterschied zu seiner gewandten. in vieler Hinsicht von Luther beeinflußten deutschen Prosa in den Predigten erweisen sich die poetischen Werke M.s in deutscher und lat. Sprache als schwache Leistungen. Das betrifft gleichermaßen Gelegenheitsdichtungen wie Kirchenlieder. die nicht zu Unrecht in Vergessenheit geraten sind (vgl. G. Loesche. II. S. 188-219. u. R. Wolkan. Gesch. d. dt. Litteratur in Böhmen bis z. Ausgange d. XVI. Jh.. 1894). Die Förderung seines Erbes setzt sich die 1960 gegründete J.-M.-Gesellschaft zur Aufgabe. die zwei Periodika herausgibt und eine J.-M.-Medaille verleiht. Eine M.-Forschungsstelle als Abteilung des \"Instituts für Reformations- und Kirchengeschichte der böhm. Länder\" befindet sich in Bad Rappenau. (NDB) Versand D: 20,00 EUR Alte Drucke - bis 1550 Religion - christliche

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        Historien / Von des Ehrwirdigen in Gott Seligen thewren Manns Gottes / Doctoris Martini Luthers / anfang / lehr / leben und sterben.

      Nürnberg o. V., 1568. 225 S. 8° Oktav Ldr. Ldr. Alles ordendlich der Jarzal nach / wie sich alle sachen zu jeder zeyt haben zugetragen / Durch den Alten Herrn M. Mathesium gestelt / und alles für seinem seligen Ende verfertigt. Nürnberg, M. D. LXVII. Text in Fraktur. Originalausgabe von 1567. Mit Farbschnitt. Das Buch wurde in einem zeitgemäßen Prägeledereinband gebunden. Der Vorderdeckel hat im vorderen Bereich eine kleine oberflächliche Läsur ( seitl. etw. berieben).Das untere Kapital ist leicht bestoßen. Der Einband ist leicht verzogen. Einige Seiten haben kl. leichte Flecken in den Randbereichen. Gutes Exemplar. Luther, Predigten, Kampfschriften, Reformation, Originalausgabe, EA

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        Sancti Bernardi abbatis primi Clari-Vallensis volumen I [et II] : genuina sancti doctoris opera quatuor prioribus tomis complectens / post Horstium denuo recognita, aucta et in meliorem digesta ordinem, necnon novis prifationibus, admonitionubus, notis et observationibus, indicibusque copiosissimis locupletata et illustrata, tertii curis domni Johannis Mabillon, presbyteri et monachi benedictini, Congregatione S. Mauri

      Parisiis [Paris] apud viduam Michaelem David., 1719. Nova Editio [Titelblätter in rot schwarz gedruckt mit Holzschnittvignette] [fehlen 2 Blatt der Vorrede] [52 S.] 1576, CXX column. [52 nn S.]; [4 nn S.] 1377 col. [35 nn S.] mit sehr zahlreichen Zierstücke, Initialen etc. Folio, geglättete, marmorierte Kalbslederbände der Zeit mit Kardinalswappen Supralibros. Graesse I, 343; Vielgelobte große Mauriner Ausgabe der Werke von Bernhard von Clairveaux (* um 1090 auf Burg Fontaine-lès-Dijon bei Dijon; † 20. August 1153 in Clairvaux bei Troyes). \"Cette Edition (...) est plus complète que la précédente.\" (Graesse ebd.) Die sehr dekorativen Foliobände tragen auf allen vier Deckeln goldgeprägtem Wappen des Kardinals Charles-Gaspard-Guillaume de Vintimille du Luc (1655-1746), Erzbischof von Paris und Duc de St. Cloud. Gelenke teilweise etwas brüchig, insgesamt aber sehr repräsentative Ausgabe mit interessanter Provinienz Die 2 fehlende Blätter der Vorrede aus Band 1 liegen als Kopien bei. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        M. Richardi S. Victoris Parisiensis Doctoris Praeclarissima Opera : ex manvscriptis eivsdem operibvs qvae in Bibliotheca Victorina seruantur, accurate castigata & emendata : cum vita ipsivs ante hac nvsqvam edita / stvdio et indvstria canonicorvm regularium Regalis Abbatiae Sancti Victoris Parisiensis.

      Rothomagi [Rouen] : Sumptibus Ioannis Berthelin, 1650. [Titelblatt in rot/schwarz gedruckt mit allegorischer Titelvignette] [18], 688, [24] S. Fol. Ganzlederband der Zeit mit Rückentitel (vordere Deckel etwas eingerissen und gelöst) Gesuchte und seltene Ausgabe des große scholastichen Gelehrten Richard von Sankt Viktor (* um 1110; † 16. März 1173 in Paris).Einband gelockert und etws brüching, Innen sehr gut erhalten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Rhododendron Setosum, Wall

      1849- 1851. Lithograph, handcolored, image approximately 17 x 13 inches on sheet size 19 x 14 inches. A few spots in upper image area, overall very good condition. An exquisite botanical image of a white flowering rhododendron branch with botanical details below. This is plate XX from Joseph Dalton Hooker's "Rhododendrons of the Sikkim-Himalaya". The large folio size of this work, the artistry of J.D. Hooker and the very fine lithography by W.H. Fitch produce very evocative, beautiful and scientifically accurate images. Printed by Reeve & Nichols. .

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        CALIFORNIA AND ITS GOLD REGIONS; WITH A GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL VIEW OF THE COUNTRY, ITS MINERAL AND AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES WITH A MAP OF THE U STATES AND CALIFORNIA

      New York, 1849. Modern three-quarter polished calf and marbled boards, raised bands, gilt morocco label. Very minor foxing, early tear in inner margin of map, professionally repaired. Near fine. According to Wheat, "One of the best of the early books on California printed for gold seekers." Robinson, who had produced a book on the Mexican War shortly before, drew on both official and unofficial sources for this book. Kurutz calls this work "a fine anthology of several of the earliest reports of the gold discovery, conditions in California, history of the region, and ways to reach the diggings...The excellent map is important for delineating the various sea and overland routes to California." The gold region is tinted yellow on the map, as well as on the inset "Map of the Gold Region," and the overland routes our drawn in blue. Among the sources drawn on are reports by Mason, Fremont, Larkin, Emory, and Kearny; and newspaper accounts. Robinson discusses several routes to California, recommending the northern Overland Trail as the best. Howes, Kurutz, and Sabin note two issues, of 137 and 144 pages, of which this is the latter, printed with an appendix on pages 125- 144. This copy also includes the frontispiece view of San Francisco which Howes notes is "sometimes found, inserted, but was not issued with the book.

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        MITCHELL'S REFERENCE AND DISTANCE MAP OF THE UNITED STATES

      Philadelphia, 1849. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers. Old repair evident in lower border. Occasional minute spotting. Color bright and clean. Very good. This mammoth wall map of the United States was originally published in 1836. It was significantly revised in 1846 with the addition of a landmark inset map entitled "A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California." The inset map is present in this 1849 edition and titled "A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California with the Regions Adjoining...1849." The inset measures 20 3/4 x 22 1/4 inches. The Texas, Oregon, and California map was the most important commercial map of the American West issued on the eve of the Mexican War. Wheat notes that it "embraced the most recent published information extant." It was one of the first commercial maps to incorporate the discoveries of Fremont, as well as those of Nicollet and Wilkes, and Emory's map of Texas (1844). This second edition was published in 1849, with the inset of the same title and size. Later editions, with the important inset, are very scarce. Rumsey (538) lists only the 1846 edition, and Phillips' MAPS (page 901) lists only an 1851 edition.

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        Constitutionelles Blatt aus Böhmen. Verantwortlicher Redakteur: Franz Klutschak. 2. Jg., 1849, 1. Halbjahr (cplt.). Enthält die Nummern 1 vom 2.1.1849 bis Nr. 155 vom 30.6.1849 mit allen, teils zweimal täglich erschienenen, Beilagen.

      Prag: Haase Söhne 1849 - 497 unpag. Bl. Schmucklose Broschur der Zeit mit kl. handschriftlichen Märkchen auf dem Rücken (Einband fleckig, berieben und bestossen, Rücken mit Fehlstellen, durchgehend etwas fleckig, sehr vereinzelt Stempel auf dem Titelblatt, die letzten 11 Blatt mit Fehlstelle am rechten unteren Blattrand und geringem Textverlust, Buchblock an zwei Stellen angebrochen, teilweise eselsohrig, im Ganzen dennoch, zumal für eine Tageszeitung, recht ordentliches Exemplar). 2°. . Seltener, kompletter halber Jahrgang der im April 1848 gegründeten und nur bis Ende 1849, mehrfach täglich erschienenen Zeitung aus dem wohl interessantesten Zeitraum der deutschen Geschichte. Der Inhalt ist durchgehend politischen Inhalts, der zwar in erster Linie Österreich und Deutschland betrifft, aber auch die wichtigsten Ereignisse des Auslandes erfaßt: "Was das Feuilleton betrifft, so haben wir gleich im vorhinein angekündigt, daß wir es nur dann, wenn Mangel an politischen Stoffe eintritt, unserem Blatte anfügen wollen, und die in der letzen Zeit so mächtig herandrängenden Ereignisse hatten uns bis jetzt eben wenig Raum für andersweitige minder ernste Gegenstände übrig gelassen." [aus der erneuten Pränumerations-Einladung auf der Titelseite von Nr. 72 vom 25.März 1849. -Das hier fehlende Feuilleton hat Klutschak in der zeitgleich erschienenen und ebenfalls von ihm redigierten Bohemia veröffentlicht]. Entsprechend sind alle Ereignisse des Zeitraums erfaßt, Parlamentsreden werden in kleineren und größeren Auszügen, neue Gesetze, wie die je neuen Preßgesetze (allein drei im ersten Halbjahr 1849) abgedruckt. Berichtet wird von allen bedeutenden Vorfällen und Ereignissen der Zeit, vom Verbot des Kladderadatsch, Verfahren gegen Karl Marx, den Berufsverboten, der Kaiserwahl, den Kriegsereignissen etc. Erwähnung finden auch Bruno Bauer, Robert Blum, Struwe u.v.a.m. Natürlich wird auch vom Ende der Verfassungsbestrebungen wie der Bemühungen einer deutschen Einigung berichtet (z. Bsp. Nr. 105 vom 3. Mai 1849, Seite 3, Spalte 2). Vermerkt sind aber auch aus heutiger Sicht vielleicht nebensächlichere Ereignisse, wie die Auswanderung von 150 Familien nach Südaustralien, an deren Spitze der Bruder Schomburghs Berlin am Hamburger Bahnhof verlassen hat, die erhöhten Schikanen für Reisende in Polen, den Vorbereitungen zur Feier des 18. März, oder folgendes: "Der gestrige Tag war für Danzig ein Tag des Kampfes und der Unruhe. Die Demokraten, welche den 18. März durch ein socialistisches Bankett in dem drei Stunden entfernten Zoppot zu feiern beschlossen hatten wurden auf dem Weg dahin, erst auf einer dem Fort Hagelsberg gegenüberliegenden Brücke, dann am Olivaer Thore und im Park, von Reactionären, die mit Messern, Knüppeln und Zaunpfählen bewaffnet waren und meist den untersten Volksschichten angehörten, meuchlerisch überfallen. Dem ihnen zugesagten Schutze der Behörden wenig vertrauend, hatte ein Theil der Demokraten sich mit Hieb- und Schußwaffen versehen; doch nur die geringere Hälfte. Diese erwiderte den Anfall durch ein lebhaftes, wohlberechnetes Feuer, mußte aber bald der Uiberzahl weichen. Ihre Fahnen wurden zerissen und in den Koth getreten. Der Straßenkampf war blutig und erbittert; man zählte 13 meist schwer Verwundete und 4 Todte, letztere auf Seiten der Angreifer. Oeffentliches und Privateigenthum ward demoliert; die Polizei aber erschien erst, als fast Alles beendet war, auf dem Platze." [Beilage zu Nr. 71, ausgegeben am 24. März Nachmittags, S. 1, Sp. 2]. Die Zeitung hatte ein offenbar recht weit gespanntes Netz von Korrespondenten und ein - wie es bereits der Titel ausdrückt - demokratisches Selbstverständnis, dessen genauere Ausrichtung sich nur dem Leser erschließt. Nur wenige Bibliotheken besitzen ein Original, die anderen großen (west-) europäischen Bibliotheken weisen lediglich die Mikrofilm-Ausgabe nach. Zwei Hinweise für zvab bzw. abebooks-Kunden. Bitte beachten Sie: 1) Wenn Sie eine andere Lieferanschrift als Rechnungsanschrift wünschen, teilen Sie mir d [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT, SIGNED AND ILLUSTRATED, BY JOSIAH SAVAGE, TITLED "Inklings of a Voyage 'Round the Horn'"]

      Various places, including New York, Jamaica, Chile, Cape Horn, and San Francisco, 1849. Quarto. Contemporary three-quarter black calf and cloth, spine gilt. Some wear to boards and edges. An occasional bit of spotting, but mostly clean. Very good. In a marbled slipcase. A phenomenal journal of a voyage around Cape Horn to California in 1849, illustrated by the author with pencil sketches of his ship and sights from his voyage, including drawings of "Valparaiso Girls," and depictions of horse riders in Chile and Valparaiso. This well- written journal begins with its young author departing New York on the Barque Croton (elegantly illustrated on a preliminary leaf) in January of 1849, an early participant in the California Gold Rush. On board Savage and the other young men traveling with him amuse themselves by writing letters, seeing dolphins, catching Bonita, reading, getting fellow passengers drunk, and generally behaving as young men on an adventure do. Savage is a good writer, and gives detailed descriptions and illustrations of his travel. In Chile, he describes drinking mate with the natives. From p 136: "The ladies of Valparaiso so far as our observation extended may be considered as a whole decidedly good looking not to say handsome. Their complexion is dark without any of the rosy tint so much admired in the Anglo Saxons. Their peculiar charms consist in their large black eyes & luxurious & pretty hair which they generally wear in two long plats as was the fashion a few years since among young girls in the U.S…. Many of them have bad teeth…it is thought by the free use of a peculiar drink called matte & is a concoction of some kind of herb & such & very hot water through a silver tube. I had an opportunity of taking it at the house of a fair Chilano where I was introduced by a young gentleman whose acquaintance I made in V. After first taking a suck at the liquid, she passed it to me & afterwards to the rest of the company & so it went round the room til the pot was dry - all sucking through the same tube!" Most "Round the Horn" journals end abruptly on arrival in California, but in this case Savage kept his going for some time, and about 3500 words are devoted to his impressions and experiences there. When the barque arrives in San Francisco on July 29, 1849, Savage complains about the climate and criticizes his fellow travelers: "Many of the soft fingered gentry who have come out here with the idea that lumps of gold were to be had for the picking up have found themselves sadly mistaken. Gold is not to be got without hard labor unless a man has capital to start with in speculation." He notes "there is an immense quantity of shipping in port more than a hundred sail English, French, Dutch, Peruvian, Chilano and Kanacka..." The journal closes as Savage and his partners plan to take the barque up the Sacramento River and sell their beef, pork, butter, dried apple and other stores at a healthy profit. Savage is optimistic through it all: "All I can say about our prospects is that they are quite as good as I had expected. There is money to be made in one way or another and we are bound to make it." The author is likely Josiah Savage (1824-1849) of Middlesex County, Connecticut, an 1846 graduate of Yale who died in California in 1849. The San Francisco Public Library owns an undated typescript of this journal, but the original had not surfaced publicly until now. A fascinating and important first-hand historical account from an early participant in the California Gold Rush.

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        Art and Practice of Etching, The;

      1849. first edition. An Excellent Practical Manual on The Art and Practice of EtchingALKEN, Henry. The Art and Practice of Etching; with directions for other methods of light and entertaining Engraving. London: S. and J. Fuller, 1849. First edition. Small quarto (7 1/4 x 5 3/8 inches; 184 x 137 mm.). 58, [1], [5, ads] pp. Five etched plates including frontispiece, and four aquatint plates. Publisher's fine grain purple cloth decorated in blind, front cover titled in gilt, yellow coated end-papers. Spine a little faded otherwise a very fine copy. Small, neat bookplate of Maxine and Joel Spitz on front paste-down. Housed in a later quarter brown morocco clamshell case. "Published by Henry Alken, senr., two years before his death. In the preface (p. 7) he approvingly refers to the example set by an illustrious sovereign and her royal consort in using the small leisure which affairs of state leave at their disposal with this most entertaining and most refined art of etching." (Schwerdt I, p. 12)A treatise on the technique of etching by one of Britain's greatest ever sporting artists. An avid sportsman, Henry Alken specialized in depicting hunting, coaching, racing, shooting and fishing scenes. British sporting periodicals frequently carried his illustrations. In The Art and Practice of Etching, he extracts from over forty years of experience, both the practicing and the teaching of his art into an excellent practical manual. Schwerdt I, p. 12.

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        Extremely rare and interesting nautical letter of Commander Thomas R. Gedney, crucial party to the Amistad case which made it to the Supreme Court. Gedney lost his claim to salvage the ship also along with Cinque and the rest of their Africans

      [China], October 4, 1849. 8.25" x 10.5". "Manuscript Letter Signed ""Thos R Gedney"" as commander of the ship Plymouth and postscript signed ""TRG,"" 2 pages, 8.25"" x 10.5"". Ship Plymouth, [China], October 4, 1849. To Commodore [David Geisinger], commander of the East India Squadron from 1848-1850. With blank integral leaf. Fine condition.In part, ""I received yours of this morning, with the box for Hendricks and letters and papers for the 'Ohio' which shall be attended to. As there is a heavy sea on this morning and you would most probably get wet and certainly find much difficulty in getting off to the Ship, I thought it best not to send your boat ...""I am truly sorry to report to you that some of our men have been guilty of stealing from the China Junks. Yesterday morning Ayouke reported to me that one man had lost $140 - that another had lost a string of cash and one two bags of rice and an anchor. I could not believe it - and should not have believed that any money had been stolen & lost had not Mr. Doty found stowed away under the Head $93 - and the cash in one of the Mess Chests. The man who took the cash confessed ... If the owner of the Stolen money comes on board, as I expect today, I will have the whole amount returned ...""""I do not believe that the two bags of rice were taken, as the men could have no opportunity of disposing of them. The anchor was left at Cumsingmun buoyed I am pretty certain, and the owner can get it when he goes back ..."" Cumsingmun Bay is about 12 miles northeast of Macau, off the coast of China.The decision in 1839 of Navy Lieutenant Thomas R. Gedney (1799-1857), then commanding officer of the brig Washington, to file a claim for salvage of the schooner Amistad brought the case to the federal courts and set in motion the proceedings that eventually led to the Supreme Court?s decision freeing the Africans. Gedney's brig Washington had been conducting a coastal survey in Long Island Sound when it encountered the Amistad."

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