The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1849

        Carte générale de la mer Mèditerranée. 1ère feuille (con) Carte générale de la mer Mèditerranée. 2ème feuille

      parigi 1849 - Incisione in rame, due grandi fogli mm 600x900 e 600x920 incisi da Jacobs. Insieme costituiscono l'intero bacino del Mediterraneo e del Mar Nero. In 19 riquadri di varia dimensione nel foglio ovest e 16 nel foglio est sono raffigurati i maggiori porti, stretti e golfi fra cui Gibilterra, Barcellona, Marsiglia, Stretto di Messina, Valletta, Bonifacio, Trieste, Corfù, Rodi, Costantinopoli, Smirne, Sebastopoli, Odessa, Alessandria, Tripoli. Perfettamente conservato e a pieni margini, eccettuati piccoli strappi ai margini stessi.

      [Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini]
 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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: Stringer and Townsend, 1849. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco label. Boards a bit rubbed and shelfworn. Ex- private 19th century library, with neat bookplate on front pastedown. The map has been backed by tissue, with a few small portions of loss at the crossfolds, though none in the western United States region. Advertising leaves trimmed a bit close, affecting some text at the very bottom. Very clean and fresh internally. A very good copy overall. In a half morocco and cloth box. 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 are drawn in blue. Among the sources drawn on are reports by Mason, Fremont, Larkin, Emory, and Kearny, as well as newspaper accounts. Robinson discusses several routes to California, recommending the northern Overland Trail as the best. Howes and Kurutz note two issues of 137 and 144 pages, respectively, of which this is the former. HOWES R366, "b." WHEAT GOLD RUSH 168. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 70. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 591. GRAFF 3527. COWAN, p.537. KURUTZ 539b. SABIN 72070.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Das Königliche Hoftheater zu Dresden. Herausgegeben von Gottfried Semper, Professor der Baukunst an der Academie zu Dresden. Nebst einem Anhang: Prolog zu Eröffnung des neuen Schauspielhauses zu Dresden. In Bezug auf den vom Professor Hübner gemalten Hauptvorhang gedichtet von Theodor Hell.

      Braunschweig, Verlag Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1849. Mit 12 Kupfertafeln., 20 Seiten + 12 ganzseitige Tafeln., Folio. blaue goldgeprägte Leinwand., Inhalt: I.: Vorbericht. II.: Allgemeines über die Einrichtung des Dresdner Theaters. III. Erklärung der Kupfertafeln. Tafel I: Generalplan. Tafel II: Ansicht des Theaters, von der Seite des Königl. Schlosses, also von Süden aus betrachtet. Tafel III: Innere Ansicht des Theatersaales, von dem Amphitheater aus betrachtet. Tafel IV: Grundrisse der unteren Räume und des Parterre. Tafel V.: Grundpläne des zweiten, dritten und vierten Ranges. Tafel VI.: Vordere Ansicht (Rundbau) und Querdurchschnitt. Tafel VII.: Hintere Ansicht und Längendurchschnitt. Tafel VIII.: Details und Logen. Tafel IX.: Details zur Vorhalle zur Königlichen Loge. Tafel X.: Plafond des Saales und der Treppenhäuser. Tafel XI.: Details des Foyer. Tafel XII.: Quer- und Längendurchschnitt der Maschinen. Einband berieben und fleckig, Buchrücken restauriert, Papier altersbedingt gilb und teils stockfleckig. Insgesamt gutes und seltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Dresdener Hoftheater (1838-1842), Bauwesen, Architektur, Dresden, Sachsen, Theater

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Nikolaikirche Einzel]
 3.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        The microscopic anatomy of the human body, in health and disease. 2 vols.

      

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
 4.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Life of Maximilien Robespierre; with extracts from his unpublished correspondence

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1849. First edition. With 30 EXTRA-ILLUSTRATIONS. xii, 391 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full red morocco gilt by Root & Son, with rainbow-colored silk endbands, and the boards decorated in a geometric pattern with floral accents, a.e.g. Spine slightly faded; in slipcase. First edition. With 30 EXTRA-ILLUSTRATIONS. xii, 391 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 30 EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED PLATES. With this biography, Lewes (famous partner of George Eliot) is credited for the first treatment of Robespierre "without histeria". He stated in the preface that his intention was to bring together scattered facts, thus presenting "a view of the separate phases in the career of a remarkable man".The extra plates here include portraits of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Danton, Montesquieu, Madame de Stael, Charlotte Corday, Napoleon, and of course Robespierre himself.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 5.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        [Original Autograph Letter, Signed ("H. Greeley"), to "Friend R." (probably Henry Jarvis Raymond)]

      Washington, 1849. in ink, on quarto sheet. Ca. 150+ words. Upper right corner ragged, with no loss of text, lower left corner has old tide-mark touching, but not at all obscuring, four letters. Good, in half morocco folding case. Addressed to "Friend R," quite probably Henry Jarvis Raymond, Greeley's second-in-command at the NEW-YORK TRIBUNE. Raymond (1820 - 69) left the TRIBUNE and with investors founded the NEW YORK DAILY TIMES in 1851. That transition is inferentially the subject of this letter, in which Greeley writes: "I enclose you a note with regard to 'the People,' &c. for the Tribune to be inserted if you think best ... I have been thinking on the subject your wrote about - your publishing a Farewell word to the readers of the Tribune. I would not do it, in the first place, you may at some day be employed on it again, and this will be a botheration to you ... It is unwise to overstep any ordinary rule in a direction which subjects one to the charge of egotism, and you would hardly write anything in this connection which would not subject you to attacks on that score. I hope you are bound to succeed, but you have a great deal of hard work to do and many nights of anxiety to struggle through before your hopes will be firmly established. Yours, H. Greeley."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 6.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Cricket Match, between Sussex & Kent, at Brighton'.

      - Aquatinta v. G.H. Philiips n. Wm. Drummond & Cahrles J. Basébe b. E. Gambart & Co. & W.H. Mason, dat. 1849, 64 x 91 Zeigt das Cricket Spiel zwischen Sussex and Kent umgeben von Zuschauern. - Im Hintergrund große Gesamtansicht der Stadt Brighton. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
 7.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Kit Carson: The Prince of the Gold Hunters; or, The Adventures of the Sacramento. A Tale of the New El Dorado...

      Printed and published by George H. Williams, at the Office of ?The Uncle Sam? [c1849]. 1 p. l., [7]-108 p. incl. plate; 26 cm. The Gold Rush of 1849 stimulated many to seek gold and others to read about it. Here is a novel suited to the mood. The character of the title bears no resemblance to the historical Kit Carson but this book is credited with initiating pubic interest in the scout. (The plate, p. 45, promotes another sensational novel.) Cf Wright, Fiction I: 202 and Graff 122 (in both cases variant paging). Original wrappers; very good in fine slipcase. Stock#stock#OB739.

      [Bookseller: Bibliomania]
 8.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


        MARDI: AND A VOYAGE THITHER

      New York: Harper & Bros., 1849. Two volumes. Purple cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, coated yellow endsheets. Spines sunned, pencil ownership inscription in each volume, coated endsheets show heavy discolorations from (evidently) an early form of protective wrapper, some isolated small ink spots to cloth, otherwise, for this edition, about very good, with only very slight scattered foxing. Worn slipcase. First American edition of Melville's third book, and first novel, issued a few days after the scarce three volume London edition. This set is in the binding variant with the blindstamped rule at the crown of each spine. BAL 13658. WRIGHT I:1860.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Lady Godiva; Or, Peeping Tom of Coventry.

      

      [Bookseller: Robert Temple Booksellers]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        LAWSON'S MAP FROM ACTUAL SURVEY OF THE GOLD, SILVER & QUICKSILVER REGIONS OF UPPER CALIFORNIA EXHIBITING THE MINES, DIGGINGS, ROADS, PATHS, HOUSES, MILLS, STORES, MISSIONS, &c. &c

      New York: Snyder, 1849. Slight foxing, almost all marginal. Very good to near fine. The second separately issued map of the California gold regions, published in New York in January, 1849. Lawson's map is preceded only by Larkin's map of 1848, which showed only the Sacramento valley. As the gold fever rose, mapmakers moved quickly to fill the demands of those who wanted cartographic information regarding the mines. Lawson was a surveyor in San Francisco and this map, heavily promoted as the best available for those going to the mines, was issued both as a separate map (as here) and bound into a folder. It was the first map to show all the gold regions on a large scale, and shows the area from Pyramid Lake in the north to Santa Cruz in the south (the map is oriented with north to the left and east at the top). The Sierra Nevada mountains are the easternmost portion, and Lake Tahoe is identified as "Mountain Lake." The streams and rivers of the region are heavily dotted with the locations of diggings and indications that there is "gold found on all these streams." "Larkin's Gold" is situated near the mouth of the Bear River, Sutter's Fort is located, and the San Joaquin River delta is shown, with a note that "swamps overflowed in the winter season." Silver and quicksilver mines are shown in the region south of San Jose, and pine, cedar, and redwood forests are also noted. Not in Phillips, MAPS. "Large scale maps, such as this, are the only satisfactory ones of the gold region...from 1849 on almost every map showing California at all indicates the 'gold region'...but, with few exceptions, on such a small scale as to be of little value" - Streeter. A rare and important map. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 102. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 625. STREETER SALE 2541.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 11.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Souvenirs d'un voyage fait en Normandie et à Jersey en 1815

      1849 - 96 pages Paris, [imprimerie de Plon frères], 1849, in-16, 96 pages, chagrin vert, dos à quatre faux nerfs, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure, Ouvrage anonyme. L'auteur y raconte les souvenirs d'un voyage entrepris à la suite des évènements de 1814 et de 1815. "J'étais oisif et cette vie me déplaisait", confesse t-il. Il partit accompagné d'un abbé, L., ancien camarade de classe. De cet abbé, on sait qu'il fut ordonné prêtre en 1820, qu'il connut un grand succès en tant que prédicateur, qu'il fut chanoine d'Orléans puis qu'il fut nommé curé d'une paroisse de Saint-Germain à Paris, jusqu'à sa mort en 1835 (note en pied des pages 39-40). Une annotation manuscrite sur une garde blanche, signée C.E.G, donne quelques renseignements supplémentaires sur l'ouvrage et son tirage: "Cet opuscule tiré à 20 exemplaires seulement, ne s'est pas vendu". Deux lettres autographes auraient été rajoutées à cet exemplaire, lettres qui n'y figurent plus, et qui auraient été de la main d'un abbé, Landrin, probablement l'abbé L. qui accompagna le narrateur au cours de sa traversée de la Normandie. Exemplaire truffé: il contient 30 dessins à la plume qui illustrent le récit avec drôlerie. Le style confine à la caricature et rappelle, dans l'inspiration, les illustrations de Daumier, Gavarni ou Henry Emy, prisées à la même époque. En outre se trouvent, in fine, 6 cartes des différentes provinces de la Normandie (Seine-et-Oise, Eure, Calvados, Manche, Orne, Eure et Loire), provenant de l'Atlas portatif de France de Perrot et Tardieu publié en 1833. Traces de découpes de feuillets à la fin: elles correspondent sans doute aux lettres de Landrin évoquées dans la note citée plus haut. Ouvrage peu courant. Frère cite une édition, parue la même année, dans le même format, mais qui ne contient que 48 pages. Trace d'un ex-libris, arraché, sur le contreplat. Accroc sur le plat supérieur, dos légèrement passé, coins usés. Rousseurs éparses. Frère II, 539. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
 12.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Lettre autographe à Gustave Geoffroy.

      St. Pair sur Mer, sans date. - Trois pages sur papier quadrillé (17 x 10,5 cm), signée deux fois, enveloppe à l'adresse de Monsieur Gustave Geffroy, administrateur de la Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins. Albert Lebourg (1849-1928), peintre impressionniste normand. Nous sommes au début de la guerre de 1914, le peintre s'est réfugié à Saint-Pair, près de Granville. Lebourg se montre affolé par les nouvelles qu'il reçoit: " .Que d'évenements déjà, que de batailles, que de morts, que d'héroïsmes et quelle énergie il a fallu pour supporter le choc d'armes formidables et les faire reculer ! " Retiré à cette époque en Normandie, il éprouve un certain regret de n'être pas resté à Paris avec ses amis. Sa santé est précaire, c'est vrai mais " heureux ceux qui ont une mission, qui peuvent travailler encore pour le bien de la Patrie, pour le soulagement de ceux qui souffrent, pour quelque chose d'un peu utile. Oh, je me fais honte de ma veulerie, de ma faiblesse ! ." Il donne des nouvelles de quelques relations communes, dont le Dr. et Madame de Molène avec lesquels il est allé voir une série de ses propres tableaux. Mais Lebourg est obsédé par cette guerre qu'il ne comprend pas et dont il prévoit les prochaines ruines "Cette Allemagne est donc revenue avec plusieurs siècles en arrière. Ne pas avoir eu la connaissance de cet état d'âme d'un peuple est impardonnable; ne pas avoir voulu écouter ceux qui étaient mieux informés et qui criaient gare, ne l'est pas d'avantage. Il y a des illusions qui sont des crimes." En P.S., accusant réception d'une lettre de Geoffroy, Lebourg répond en mettant son atelier de la rue de Clichy à la disposition de Georges Lecomte, l'académicien. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie BERTRAN]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE CALIFORNIA AND OREGON TRAIL: BEING SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE

      New York, 1849. Contemporary three-quarter black polished calf and boards, gilt-lettered spine. Rubbed. Foxing and dampstaining throughout. Lacks the frontispiece and advertisements. Contemporary ownership signature on front pastedown. A fair copy. A rare variant state of the first edition of this classic of the Overland Trail, with no frontispiece or engraved titlepage, or advertisements following page 448, but the type on pages 436-437 is clean and undamaged. Wagner- Camp lists this as a variant of the first printing, and Howes hypothesizes that "this 'freak' variant was probably one of the 6 special copies sent by the pub. to Parkman." One of the classics of western travel literature, Parkman's work may be the most familiar piece of that genre to modern readers. The exciting adventures of the young Boston Brahmin loose on the plains make excellent reading. Field remarks: "Mr. Parkman had all the genuine love of adventure of a frontiersman, the taste for the picturesque and romantic of an artist, and the skill in narration of an accomplished raconteur. It is not too high praise to say that his pictures of savage life are not excelled....

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Kst.- Karte, bei Carlo Cerri, "Carta Stradale e Postale dell Italia disegnata secondo le Carte e le Opere piu accreditate dei moderni Geografi . 1849".

      - dat. 1849, 155 x 120 (H) Seltene Postkarte von Italien in 8 Blatt, jeweils in 8 Segmenten auf Leinwand montiert. Faltbar mit dem Or.- Schuber der Zeit. - Oben rechts der Titel, am linken Rand und rechts unten Erklärungen ("Riparto territoriale"). Links unten eine Insetkarte "Itinerario postale d'Italia". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
 15.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Erinnerungen an das preussische Lager vor der Festung Rastadt, (im Juni 1849)'.

      - Lithographie v. Fr. Kaiser b. Friedrich Gutsch in Karlsruhe, dat. 1849, 40 x 42 Schefold, Alte Ansichten aus Baden, Nr. 32343. - Zeigt 7 Einzelszenen auf einem Blatt. - Mittig großes Panorama vor der Stadtsilhouette. - Seltene Ansicht! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
 16.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        DAI NIHON KOKUGUN YOCHI ZENZU: GENERAL MAP OF JAPAN. AHEAD OF TITLE: KAEI SHINZO

      Edo 1849, Tsutaya. Blue stiff covers, very good, woodblock. printed in color by hand, no worming, a few fold mends, four. directional compasses, 143.5 x 72.5 cm. R A R E. A GRAND COLOR WALL MAP SHOWING OF ALL JAPAN This work is nicely done, with heavy black outline for each province, which is colored in a different tone, longitude & latitude given, shipping lanes & distances noted. Color key to rivers, mountains, castles, provinces, capitals, lakes, ocean, with large inset distance chart, &c. * This work a is fairly accurate topography and is representative of the Edo period. A highly decorative map, suitable for framing and display. **** BIBLIOGRAPHY: BEANS, George H. A LIST OF JAPANESE MAPS OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA: "List" p.39, 1849.1. **** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Nouvelle Recueil de No. 60. Vues de Rome antique et moderne.

      (Paris:) Pierre Datri 1849 - Quer-Kl.8° (10:13 cm). Gestochener Titel und 60 Kupfertafeln von Domenico Pronti. Original-Umschlag mit wiederholter gestochener Ansicht auf dem Vorderdeckel, etwas gebräunt und fleckig. Hübsches Ansichtenalbum mit reizenden und zierlichen Kupfern (Plattengröße ca. 5,3:7,6 cm) und vollem breiten Rand. - Alle Kupfer sind im Plattenrand bezeichnet. - Gestochener Titel etwas fleckig und wasserrandig, einige Tafeln in den Rändern unterschiedlich stockfleckig, wenige mit kleinem schwachen Wasserrand im Eck. - Die Kupfer selbst sauber und überwiegend in kräftigen Abdrucken. - Insgesamt gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Scheppler & Müller]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Orig. akvarel. Sejlende skibe med jolle.

      - Usigneret. 22x30,5 cm. I træramme [39x50 cm.]. * C.F. Sørensen var som dansk maler ikke upåvirket af C.W. Eckersbergs marinemaleri, skønt han aldrig var direkte elev af denne. S.' temperament gik dog i en anden retning end det tålmodighedsarbejde, som den minutiøse gengivelse af master og takkelage krævede. Til gengæld interesserede han sig for elementerne, som skibene var underlagt, og hans opfattelse var mere umiddelbar og romantisk, ligesom hans stil var mere malerisk og glansfuld. Også brødrene Melbye kan have haft nogen indflydelse på S.' marinemaleri, men denne udviklede dog hurtigt sit eget stilistiske særpræg, så man sjældent er i tvivl om, hvem kunstneren er, når man står over for et af hans søstykker. Oftest er penselføringen livfuld og koloritten spontan og kraftfuld. S. havde en udpræget sans for dramatiske scener, men han malede lige så gerne rene idyller, fyldt af charme og atmosfære. Mødet med Düsseldorf-skolen tilføjede hændelsesvis hans billeder noget tungt i virkningen, men hans effektfulde scener fra søen vandt stor popularitet, også uden for landets grænser. Under Treårskrigen fulgte S. Nordsø-eskadren omkring Helgoland i 1849 og Østersø-eskadren i 1850 og malede således en række billeder af den danske flåde under krig. Han opsøgte gerne for en dansker lidt usædvanlige rejsemål til søs, bl.a. Madeira, De engelske kanaløer og Island, sidstnævnte i Christian IXs følge. Herfra stammer en række mere afdæmpede, men topografisk interessante billeder, som regnes blandt de ypperste i hans produktion. S.' mariner er internationalt efterspurgt som samlerobjekter. [Weilbach].

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
 19.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        LAWSON'S MAP FROM ACTUAL SURVEY OF THE GOLD, SILVER & QUICKSILVER REGIONS OF UPPER CALIFORNIA EXHIBITING THE MINES, DIGGINGS, ROADS, PATHS, HOUSES, MILLS, STORES, MISSIONS, &c. &c.

      New York: Snyder, [1849]. - Lithographic map, 16 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches. Slight foxing, almost all marginal. Very good to near fine. The second separately issued map of the California gold regions, published in New York in January, 1849. Lawson's map is preceded only by Larkin's map of 1848, which showed only the Sacramento valley. As the gold fever rose, mapmakers moved quickly to fill the demands of those who wanted cartographic information regarding the mines. Lawson was a surveyor in San Francisco and this map, heavily promoted as the best available for those going to the mines, was issued both as a separate map (as here) and bound into a folder. It was the first map to show all the gold regions on a large scale, and shows the area from Pyramid Lake in the north to Santa Cruz in the south (the map is oriented with north to the left and east at the top). The Sierra Nevada mountains are the easternmost portion, and Lake Tahoe is identified as "Mountain Lake." The streams and rivers of the region are heavily dotted with the locations of diggings and indications that there is "gold found on all these streams." "Larkin's Gold" is situated near the mouth of the Bear River, Sutter's Fort is located, and the San Joaquin River delta is shown, with a note that "swamps overflowed in the winter season." Silver and quicksilver mines are shown in the region south of San Jose, and pine, cedar, and redwood forests are also noted. Not in Phillips, MAPS. "Large scale maps, such as this, are the only satisfactory ones of the gold region.from 1849 on almost every map showing California at all indicates the 'gold region'.but, with few exceptions, on such a small scale as to be of little value" - Streeter. A rare and important map. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 102. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 625. STREETER SALE 2541.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 20.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        AURIFODINA; OR, ADVENTURES IN THE GOLD REGION by Cantell A. Bigly [pseudonym].

      New York: Baker and Scribner, 1849 - 12mo, pp. [1-3] 4 [5] 6-103 [104: blank] [105-108: ads], original drab boards, no spine label. First edition. One of the earliest American lost race novels, and the first novel written by an American to be set in California. Seeking a route through the Sierra Nevada, the narrator finds "Aurifodina," a kingdom inhabited by an unknown race of golden haired people who have established a pastoral utopia and where gold is abundant and of little value. "This work is somewhat peripheral to the utopian tradition, but in the best tradition of the fantastic voyage to El Dorado." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, p, 144. "A satiric extravaganza ." - Sabin 5350. See DAB. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 204. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 074. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 50. Reginald 01280. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Wright (I) 2030. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 1995. Cowan (1933), p. 477. Kurutz 490a. Boards rubbed and spotted, outer joints repaired, possibly rebacked, a very good copy with tight, clean interior. An uncommon book. (#137403) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
 21.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        History of Europe from the commencement of The French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in MDCCCXV - 14 volumes plus atlas

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1849 - 14 volumes plus atlas (complete). All fully bound in leather with gilt decoration - to fascias, spines and edges - and titling. All have marbled papertrims and frontis and end papers. This is a FABULOUS set of this popular, loquacious history of Europe (with the first major account of the French Revolution). It is smart, handsome, gentlemanly and very clubbable. Some of the books have wear from shelving and are scuffed but this only adds a genial dignity and character. All have binder labels (T. Sowler, Manchester - the very model of a Victorian businessman) on the front pastedowns. Spines have five ridges and six panels. The Atlas (108 pages - published 1850) contains maps of countries and towns and plans of 'battles and sieges &c.' The covers are worn and scuffed. Within there are some small storage marks about. The pages are clean, startlingly bright and clear, finely detailed and the colours for various regiments fresh. Volume 1 (633 pgs; 1849): wear to edges and spine, but dignified and secure. The contents are tight and clean. Covers 1774-1789. Vol 2 (693 pgs; 1849). In very good, handsome condition. Light wear, bright gilt. Inside, the contents are clean and fresh. There is a silk bookmark. 1789 - 1793. Vol 3 (635 pgs; 1749). The stamped decoration (as with all other volumes) is neat and unworn. The spine has some wear but is benign and kindly. The pages are clean and comfortable. Covers 1795. Vol. 4 (654 pages; 1849). A lovely atmospheric copy. At last the story moves on beyond France. The pages are fresh. 1795-1799. Vol V (658 pgs). Neat, contented, bright. 1799 -1801. Vol 6 (670 pgs). Nelson, Pitt, Napoleon! The odd storage stain. Otherwise very clean. 1801-05. Vol 7 (690 pgs). Some age related marks. Tidy and handsome. Fox, Prussia, Clive of India! 1805-07. Vol 8 (696 pgs). Tight, confident, clean. Some cover wear. Wellesley, Napoleon, Peninsula Wars. 1807-09. Vol 9. A happy book. Some wear. Spain, George III! Pages exceptional. Vol. 10 (630 pgs). Some scuffing and wear. Wellington, the Emperor, South America, Turks, Russians! Pages very clean. 1810-12. Vol 11 (637 pgs). Some wear to the covers. Contents are smart. Moscow, Germany, Generals! 1812-13. Vol 12 (640 pgs). Confident, benign copy with some spine wear. Pages very secure and certain. Wellington in France, Blucher, Napoleon on the run. 1813-14. Vol 13 (664 pgs). Edge and spine wear. Pages vigorous and healthy. Come-uppances, America, Vienna decides! 1814-1815 [1814 is the date when Alison had the idea of this history]. Vol 14 (644 pgs). Some aged wear to the covers. The pages are startlingly healthy. Waterloo, St Helena, The First Reform Bill, contemporary judgements. 1815 and index. Oh happy person who owns this THRILLING story as told in these wonderful and REMARKABLE volumes. fk [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Fischerboote vor Halb-Insel mit Leuchturm (vermutl. norwegische Küste). 42 x 67 cm, Öl auf Leinen, auf Keilrahmen. In Goldrahmen der Zeit . Unten links signiert und datiert (18)91.

      - Hans Dahl (1849-1937) war ein norwegischer Landschafts- und Genremaler. Das Gemälde mit wenigen Alterungs - und Schmutzspuren. 20000 gr.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Koenitz im Schloss Pillnitz]
 23.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM EMIGRANT FRED SNYDER TO HIS BROTHER, JOHN, WHILE EN ROUTE ON THE OREGON TRAIL]

      Near Fort Kearny, Ne, 1849. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Moderate soiling and dampstaining, primarily to second leaf. Small paper loss to a few folds, affecting a few words of text. Still, quite legible. Good. Written from the banks of the Platte River in Nebraska, this letter typifies correspondence sent home from the Oregon Trail, reporting on game, grass, Indian encounters, and deaths on the Trail. Given the date and the destination, it is possible that Fred Snyder was a Forty-Niner, headed West to the California gold fields. He writes: "I have just time to inform you that we have travelled about 310 miles from St. Joseph and 800 from St. Louis and are now encamped upon the Platte River between Fort Kearney and Fort Laramie. We are now within 16 days travel from the latter fort. Game is abundant but the grass is poor. I shall take every opportunity to write to you, but I have not heard a word from home since I left nor do I expect to until my arrival in California. Do not forget to direct letters for me to San Francisco by the way of Chagres & Panama. We meet Indians every day and are now in the Paunee country. By tomorrow we shall be among the Sioux. Nicholas Boismenue of Cahokia accidentally shot himself a few days ago and died immediately. He was buried on the Big Blue River. Regards to all." Until the Panama railway was completed in 1855, Chagres, Panama was the main port of call for travelers who took the sea voyage to California, landing at Chagres and then traversing the Isthmus before boarding a vessel on the other side. A good letter, illustrative of the emigrant experience on the Oregon Trail.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Bologne, vue prise au-dessus de l'Accadémie des Beaux-Arts.

      Parigi, 1849 - Litografia ad opera di C. Schultz, di mm 285x430 su foglio di mm 380x530. Splendida veduta della città, molto rara, una delle più ricercate vedute ottocentesche per la particolarità di essere colta da un pallone aerostatico con incredibile precisione. La tavola è tratta dall'opera di Guesdon "L'Italie à vol d'oiseau". Bell'esemplare con qualche leggera fioritura marginale.

      [Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini]
 25.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        "Round-Up" Meal Time Cabinet Card with Chuckwagon, Near San Angelo, Texas

      Very Good. Photograph. A cabinet or boudoir card of meal time at round-up, from around the 1890s. Corners are round, light edge wear and soil. Mount has been trimmed with the photo fully intact. Tops of handwritten letters that said "Photographer" are visible on the bottom edge where the mount was trimmed. The scene depicts a full chuckwagon and 14 men seated on the desert ground eating, with one dog, the rear end of a horse, and clothes drying on a tree in the background. "'Round-up' at Meal Time" is the penciled caption on the back. McArthur Cullen Ragsdale (1849-1944) was known for his Views of Concho Country series of Texas photographs. ; 4 1/2" x 9" .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Slunj. Plitvicka Jezera. (Deckeltitel). Album mit 22 Originalfotografien (Albumin auf Verlagskarton mit gedruckten Bildunterschriften) sowie 2 Kartontafeln (Zwischentitel) u. 4 Bll. gedr. Text. Marburg a. d. Drau und Karlstadt (Kroatien), H. Krapek (um 1885). Je 21 x 25 cm; Goldschnitt, blind- u. goldgepr. Lwd. d. Zt. mit Deckeltitel.

      - Prächtiges Album zusammengestellt für Marie Therese von Österreich-Este (1849?1919), der letzten Königin von Bayern mit qualitätvollen Landschaftsaufnahmen aus der Gegend um Slunj (Rastoke, Korana, Slunj von der Nord- u. Ostseite) und von den Plitvicer Seen (14), jeweils mit kroatischen und deutschen Bildunterschriften.- Die zweisprachigen Beschreibungstexte von A. Tkalcevic u. J. Frischauf.- Heinrich (auch: Hinko) Krapek (* 27. März 1841 in Brünn; ? 12.3.1915 in Maribor) war Atelierfotograf in Zagreb (1880-1884), Karlovac (1884-?) und Marburg.- Trägerkartons im Randbereich tls. etw. braunfleckig, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar.- Vorsatz mit eigenh. Kaufvermerk von Marie Therese, der letzten Königin von Bayern, dat. 1887: "Auf Empfehlung von Baronin Josephina Boxberg und durch dieselbe direct gesandt erhalten (von dem Fotografen abgekauft), Marie Therese".# Superb collection of 22 vintage photographs (albumen prints on cardboard with printed titles) compiled for Marie Therese of Austria-Este (1849-1919), the last Queen of Bavaria with high-quality landscape photographs from the area around Slunj (Rastoke, Korana, Slunj from the North and East side) and from the Plitvice Lakes (14 ), each with Croatian and German titles.- [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
 27.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Memoirs of The Life of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, K.B. Duke of Bronté, etc., etc., etc.

      London: T & W Boone. 1849 - London: T. and W. Boone, 1849. Second Edition. 2 volumes, octavo (220 × 138 mm). Original Blue cloth (repaired with original spine laid on), title gilt to spines, top edge gilt. Light browning, spines original and repaired, else good. Portrait frontispiece to each, 2 plates of facsimiles, one of them folding, folding plate of the Danish line of Defence at Copenhagen (torn and repaired along the whole length of one fold and at the join of the other) and 2 portrait plates of Emma Hamilton, facsimile autographs to the text. Second Edition. Important contribution to Nelson biography: "Pettigrew used a large selection from the Nelson papers of Lady Hamilton, which he had acquired [from the widow] of an old friend of Nelson, Alderman Joshua Jonathan Smith [who] rescued Lady Hamilton from bankruptcy in 1813" (Cowie). Controversial in its time, not only did Pettigrew "conclusively prove the nature of the tie connecting Lord Nelson with Lady Hamilton" (ODNB), but also established beyond doubt the parentage of Horatia. His decision not to publish the letters in full, but rather to "embody the whole in the form of a narrative" may have allowed doubts about his conclusions to linger. A great number of these papers were to end up in the Morrison collection. Cowie 150, see also 24 & 156; NMM, 2, 960. Condition Report Externally · See above and photos Internally See above and photos [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Louis88Books]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Altona - Reichstruppen in der Palmaille und am Bahnhofe in Altona. 1tes Blatt. Bildüberschrift : Zur Erinnerung an die Jahre 1848 u. 49 in Schleswig-Holstein. Lithographie mit getönter Platte von Valentin Ruths. Geduckt bei Charles Fuchs in Hamburg.

      Eigenthum u. Verlag von C.Frickinger (1849). - 29,5 x 45,0 cm. Ein 2. Blatt ist wohl nicht erschienen. Zeigt den Blick von der Palmaille Richtung stadtauswärts, rechts der Altonaer Bahnhof, in der Bildmitte im Hintergrund die Christianskirche. Seltenes Blatt. [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
 29.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Works of Francis Rabelais

      London: H.G. Bohn 1849 - 2 volume set, 7.25 inches tall. One of a special series of 'Bohn's Extra Volumes' Beautifully bound in full morocco by the celebrated London binder Jeremiah Larkins. With gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplates and the neat stamp of Bostonian collector Charles S. Dixwell on the reverse of the front free endpapers. Portraits. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Mardi: and a voyage thither.

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1849. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo (185 × 122 mm). Original purple cloth, titles and publisher's device to spines gilt, spines and covers elaborately blocked in blind, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Housed in a custom brown quarter-morocco slipcase and each volume in a separate brown cloth chemise. 8 pages of publisher's advertisements to the rear of vol. II. Bookplate of Scott Cunningham to front pastedowns. Cloth very slightly rubbed, corners lightly bumped, endpapers oxidised, occasional spotting as usual; vol. I with faint creasing to upper outer corner of a few earlier leaves, pp. 219-238 a touch proud; plate removed from front free endpaper vol. II. Gilt titles bright and the cloth uncommonly clean and fresh. An excellent copy. First American edition of Melville's third book, his first major full-length fiction, an allegorical romance set in the South Seas based on his own experiences there. Mardi was originally published in London earlier the same year. A highly appealing example of the rare original cloth.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Théorie de la richesse sociale ou résumé des principes fondamentaux de l'économie politique.

      - Paris, Guillaumin et Cie, 1849. In-12, demi-maroquin vert bronze de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs filetés or, garnis de compartiments ornés aux petits fers ajourés, tranches marbrées, 105 p. faux-titre et titre inclus (qqs rouss). Rare édition originale et unique ancienne de l’oeuvre majeure d'Auguste Walras et l’une des deux seules qu’il publia de son vivant. L'un des premiers auteurs à remettre en question les fondements de la valeur hérités de Condillac ou Ricardo et à livrer une théorie de l'utilité marginale, Auguste Walras fut également l'un des précurseurs de l'analyse mathématique des phénomènes économiques. Si l’œuvre et l’action d’Auguste Walras furent méconnues à son époque, elles exercèrent une influence décisive sur la pensée de Léon Walras, son fils. (Palgrave, III- 653. Goldsmiths, 36208. Manque à Einaudi). Petit accroc à la coiffe supérieure. Exemplaire bien relié à l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
 32.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Madrid al daguerreotipo. Colección de cuadros políticos, morales, literarios y filosóficos, sacados del natural y pintados después al óleo, a la aguada, al pastel ó en miniatura, según a cada uno de ellos conviene; y que representan escenas cómicas, trágicas, dramáticas, melo-dramáticas, pantomímicas y asainetadas; en las que figuran los grandes y los pequeños, los gordos y los flacos, los ricos y los pobres, los tontos y los discretos, con su nombre y apellido, y el delito que han cometido

      Imprenta de L. García, Madrid 1849 - 336 pp. 28 x 20 cm. Encuadernación en media piel holandesa con cantos algo rozados. Numerosas viñetas grabadas. Buen estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torres-Espinosa]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Oeuvres de M. A. de Lamartine

      Edition dite "des souscripteurs".bindings en demi chagrin bleu, spine lisses éclaircis ornés d'arabesques romantiques estampées à froid, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, quelques petits accrocs sur certains coins et certaines coupes, bindings romantiques de l'époque.Rousseurs éparses, quelques mouillures claires affectant les premiers feuillets de certains volumes.Exemplaire établi dans une binding romantique uniforme de l'époque. Typographie de Firmin Didot frères Paris 1849-1850 14,5x23cm 14 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 34.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


        Die Gallerinn auf der Rieggersburg. Historischer Roman mit Urkunden. 2. Auflage. 6 Teile in 3 Bänden.

      Wien, In Commission bei Carl Gerold & Sohn, 1849. 8°. Mit 2 lithogr. Titelportraits von Kriehuber, einer radierten Ansicht der Riegersburg u. 12 getönt. lithogr. Tafeln. Zus. ca. 1900 S., Etw. spätere HLdr.-Bde. a. 4 Bünden m. etw. Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückentiteln, dreiseitigem Rotschnitt u. den eingeb. OUmschlägen. „[...] Uebrigens füllt dieser berühmte Hexenproceß nur ein Paar der letzten Kapitel dieses urkundlichen historischen Romans, dessen Hauptzweck das treue mit Urkunden belegte Sittengemälde der Zeit, in welcher derselbe spielt, das ist während der Hälfte des siebzehnten Jahrhunderts in Oesterreich und namentlich in der Steiermark. Aus dem Gesichtspunkte des Sittengemäldes der Zeit sind manche mit dem Faden der Lebensgeschichte selbst nur lose verbundene Urkunden, wie Testamente, Inventarien und Heirathsverträge aufgenommen worden, weil dieselben über die Moden, Trachten und Hauseinrichtungen selber Zeit kostbare Beiträge enthalten [...]“ (Vorrede). - Die beiden lithogr. Portraittafeln von Kriehuber betitelt „Freyinn Elisabeth Galler“ bzw. „Die Hexe der Rieggersburg“ (letztere wie meist seitlich knapp beschnitten). Die Freifrau Catharina Elisabeth Galler (geb. Freiin Wechsler) lebte von ca. 1607-72. - Vorsatzbl. des ersten Bandes gestempelt. Unterschiedlich gebräunt bzw. (stock-) fleckig sowie tlw. wasserrandig. - Insgesamt gutes Exemplar mit den eingebunden Orig.-Umschlägen. - Vgl. Borst 2159; Holzmann/B. II, 4596; Schlossar 216; Goedeke VII, 768, 117; Giebisch/G. 136; Wilpert/G. 59 (mit falscher Kollation). Versand D: 12,00 EUR Hammer-Purgstall, Die Gallerinn auf der Rieggersburg. Historischer Roman, Steiermark, Hexen, Hexenprozesse, Riegersburg, Gallerin

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
 35.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Die Gallerinn auf der Rieggersburg. Historischer Roman mit Urkunden. 3 Tle. Zweite Auflage.

      Wien, C. Gerold & Sohn 1849. 8°. XVIII(2) S. (Tit., Vorrede), 222(2), 531(1) S.; Tit., 278(2), 319(1) S.; Tit., 243(1), 292 S. Mit 2 lithogr. Portr. und 1 lithogr. Ansicht als Frontispiz sowie 12 lithogr. Tafeln und 2 wiederh. Textholzst. Halbleinenbde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rü.titel und Deckelbezug aus Achat-Marmorpapier. Einbde. berieben u. an den Deckelkanten z.Tl. abgewetzt, Exlibris auf vord. Spiegel, im Text sauber aber tlw. stark braunfl., mehrere Ss. m. Knickspuren. Goed.VII, 768; Wurzbach VII, 278. Titelauflage zur 1845 bei Leske in Darmstadt anonym erschienenen EA (vgl. dazu Goedeke). Umfaßt: Tl.1: Die Burgfrau und das Erbfräulein. / Tl.2: Die Huldigung und die Verschwörung. / Tl.3: Der Hexenprozeß. - Roman über die österreichische adlige Burgherrin und frühe Frauenrechtlerin Elisabeth Katharina Freifrau von Galler (um 1607-1672) genannt `die Gallerin` oder `die schlimme Liesl`, die als eine der tatkräftigsten Frauen der steirischen Geschichte gilt. Verfasser ist der bedeutende österr. Orientalist und Diplomat Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall, der 1774 in Graz als Joseph von Hammer geboren wurde. Nachdem er nach dem Tod seines Freundes Graf Wenzel Johann Purgstall und dessen Sohnes von der aus Schottland stammenden Gräfin Jane Anne von Purgstall adoptiert wurde, die ihn als Erben von Schloss Hainfeld in der Steiermark einschließlich der dortigen Fideikommissherrschaft einsetzte, wurde er 1835 unter dem Namen von Hammer-Purgstall in den Freiherrnstand erhoben. Die zahlreichen Dokumente über die Gallerin, die durch diese Erbschaft in seinen Besitz kamen, dienten ihm als Material für den vorliegenden Roman. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Belletristik, Geschichte, Österreich, Steiermark

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
 36.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        NINEVEH AND ITS REMAINS: with an account of a visit to the Chaldean Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or devil - worshippers; and an enquiry into the manners and arts of the ancient Assyrians.

      London, John Murray, 1849.2 volumes, complete set, THIRD EDITION (same year as first and second edition), 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, 2 tinted lithograph frontispieces with tissue guards, 20 engraved plates of which 2 double page, numerous illustrations in the text, 6 plans, 4 folding and a large folding map, pages: xxx, (2), 1 - 399; xii, 495 including index, bound in full polished calf, double ruled gilt border to covers, small gilt arms to the centre of covers: a hand with arrow, a crown above, the motto Non Eget Arcu and below the initials AA, spines richly gilt with 2 contrasting gilt lettered labels, gilt decorated board edges, endpapers and page edges marbled, small bookplate to pastedowns with the same arms. 2 small scrapes to upper cover of Volume I, another to lower corner of upper cover of Volume II, minute nick to foot of upper hinge of Volume I, slight foxing to endpapers and to title page of Volume I, folding plan of Nimroud lightly browned and with a small water stain to lower inner corner (see image), small inner corner repair to blank side of folding map at rear of Volume I, faint foxing to top margin of double plate page 76 in Volume II, otherwise a very good clean tight set. From 1845 - 1854 the young British adventurer Austen Henry Layard explored the ruins of Nineveh. For years sceptics had questioned the existence of the city since it could not be found. Layard discovered the lost palace of Sennacherib across the Tigris River from modern Mosul in northern Iraq. Inscribed in cuneiform on the colossal sculptures in the doorway of its throne room was Sennacherib's own account of his siege of Jerusalem. It differed in detail from the biblical one but confirmed that Sennacherib did not capture the city. This created a great deal of public interest, because previously the only account of any siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib was the one found in the Bible (2 Kings 18 - 19). Sennacherib's account does differ from the Bible's, but both affirm that Sennacherib did not capture the city. Many people felt this vindicated their faith in the Bible, which had been attacked by "increasing religious doubt and scriptural revisionism." The palace's walls were covered with stone slabs chronicling Sennacherib's victories. One of these stone slabs chronicles in what appears to be remarkable detail the Judean city of Lachish, whose destruction the Bible records (2 Kings 18:13 - 14). .MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
 37.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets

      1849 - HOWITT, William. Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets. London: Richard Bentley, 1849. Two volumes expanded to four. Octavo, early 20th-century full green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, top edges gilt, uncut. $4200.Early edition of this survey of the homes of the great English poetsâ€"among them Chaucer, Shakespeare and Miltonâ€"extra-illustrated with over 150 portraits and plates, and with a three-page autograph letter signed by the author William Howitt tipped in. Expanded with the additional material from two volumes into four, and very handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.Also features the homes and lives of Burns, Shelley, Byron, Wordsworth, Goldsmith, Rogers, Tennyson, Coleridge and Scott. "Howitt's blend of history, topography, spirituality, and democratic politics was immensely popular" (ODNB), and Homes and Haunts was one of the prolific author's most popular works, running through several editions. The autograph letter, on one sheet of paper folded once to make four pages and handwritten on three, is dated May 3, 1852, and reads in part: "I regret to say that my engagements will not allow me to be present at the â€"- tomorrow re the Booksellers' Association question. But you are quite aware that I thoroughly sympathize with the Free Trade advocates, and have entire confidences in the meeting taking the most salutary steps in the matter. I consider that the doom of the association is already pronounced, as one of its chief supporters himself admitted to me the other day…" First published in 1847, in two volumes. Text and plates fine. Joints of Volume I skillfully repaired. A beautiful and desirable extra-illustrated set. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Mardi: And A Voyage Thither.

      Harper & Brothers,, New York: 1849 - Mardi, (the Polynesian word meaning "the world") is Melville's philosophical novel recounting a voyage through fictional South Sea islands; it was a precursor to Moby Dick. Volumes I & II, complete in scarce Harper Brothers cloth. Sml 8vo, xii, 365pp; xii, 387pp, ads (8). Original blindstamped plum cloth, gilt title to spines, Harpers gilt logo at base of spine. Spines & covers faded, slt chipped head & tail of spines. Internally, small owner initial stamps at ffep, some light foxing early, o/w very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Fragments of the Great Colossi at Memnonium-Thebes

      [London: Day & Son, 1849. Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe, coloured by hand, mounted on card in imitation of a watercolour (as issued). Fine condition. A fine example from the deluxe issue of David Roberts' monumental works on the Middle East: 'The Holy Land' and 'Egypt & Nubia', considered the greatest lithographically illustrated works issued in the 19th century. Roberts' masterpiece was issued in 41 parts over seven years in three states; tinted, tinted proof and in its finest form (as with the present image), coloured and mounted on card. It is beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, to whom Roberts paid tribute in glowing terms, `Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone'. Abbey regarded the work as `one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and...the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph'. David Roberts was born at Stockbridge near Edinburgh, and at the early age of 10 apprenticed to Gavin Buego, a house painter. He continued to work for Buego after his apprenticeship had been completed, carrying out work on imitation stone-work and paneling at Scone Palace and Abercairney Abbey. By 1818 Roberts had become assistant scene painter at the Pantheon theatre in Edinburgh, moving on to work in theatres in Glasgow and finally in late 1821 to Drury Lane theatre in London, where he worked with Clarkson Stanfield. Both artists exhibited at the Society of British Artists, Royal Academy and British Institution, and by 1830 Roberts was firmly established as a topographical artist and was able to give up his theatre work. In these early years he toured the continent and Scotland, and in 1832-33 visited Spain. In 1838 he made plans for his journey to the Near East, inspired by a love of artistic adventure; departing in August 1839 for Alexandria, he spent the remaining part of the year in Cairo, visiting the numerous tombs and sites. In February of the following year he set out to cross the desert for the Holy Land by way of Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra arriving in Gaza, and then on to Jerusalem, concluding his tour spending several months visiting the biblical sites of the Holy Land, and finally returning to England at the end of 1839. The drawings of his tour were submitted to F.G. Moon in 1840 who arranged to bring out a work illustrative of Scripture History, paying Roberts £ 3,000. for the copyright of the sketches, and for his labour in supervising Louis Haghe's lithography. Both the exhibition of his original watercolours and the subsequent published work were an immediate success and confirmed his reputation as an architectural and landscape artist of the highest order. Abbey Travel I, 272 (plate #47).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 40.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Approach to the Fortress of Ibrim, Nubia

      [London: Day & Son, 1849. Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe, coloured by hand, mounted on card in imitation of a watercolour (as issued). A fine example from the deluxe issue of David Roberts' monumental works on the Middle East: 'The Holy Land' and 'Egypt & Nubia', considered the greatest lithographically illustrated works issued in the 19th century. Roberts' masterpiece was issued in 41 parts over seven years in three states; tinted, tinted proof and in its finest form (as with the present image), coloured and mounted on card. It is beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, to whom Roberts paid tribute in glowing terms, `Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone'. Abbey regarded the work as `one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and...the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph'. David Roberts was born at Stockbridge near Edinburgh, and at the early age of 10 apprenticed to Gavin Buego, a house painter. He continued to work for Buego after his apprenticeship had been completed, carrying out work on imitation stone-work and paneling at Scone Palace and Abercairney Abbey. By 1818 Roberts had become assistant scene painter at the Pantheon theatre in Edinburgh, moving on to work in theatres in Glasgow and finally in late 1821 to Drury Lane theatre in London, where he worked with Clarkson Stanfield. Both artists exhibited at the Society of British Artists, Royal Academy and British Institution, and by 1830 Roberts was firmly established as a topographical artist and was able to give up his theatre work. In these early years he toured the continent and Scotland, and in 1832-33 visited Spain. In 1838 he made plans for his journey to the Near East, inspired by a love of artistic adventure; departing in August 1839 for Alexandria, he spent the remaining part of the year in Cairo, visiting the numerous tombs and sites. In February of the following year he set out to cross the desert for the Holy Land by way of Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra arriving in Gaza, and then on to Jerusalem, concluding his tour spending several months visiting the biblical sites of the Holy Land, and finally returning to England at the end of 1839. The drawings of his tour were submitted to F.G. Moon in 1840 who arranged to bring out a work illustrative of Scripture History, paying Roberts £ 3,000. for the copyright of the sketches, and for his labour in supervising Louis Haghe's lithography. Both the exhibition of his original watercolours and the subsequent published work were an immediate success and confirmed his reputation as an architectural and landscape artist of the highest order. Cf. Abbey Travel I, 272 & II, 385; cf. Blackmer 1432; cf. Gay 2216; cf. Ibrahim-Hilmy II,p.176; cf. Lipperheide Ma 27; cf. Röhrict 1984; cf. Tobler p. 229; cf. Tooley 402.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
 41.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF THE ROAD FROM MISSOURI TO OREGON COMMENCING AT THE MOUTH OF THE KANSAS IN THE MISSOURI RIVER, ENDING AT THE MOUTH OF THE WALLAH WALLAH IN THE COLUMBIA. IN VII SECTIONS

      [Washington, 1849. Dbd. Very minor wear and foxing. Very good plus. In a blue cloth slipcase and chemise. Second issue of the first map "to show the Oregon Trail accurately" (Rumsey). One of the greatest monuments to the cartography of the American West. This issue of the Preuss map appeared in the Rockwell report, which provided a comprehensive overview of the travel routes between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, overland as well as isthmian sea passages. Charles Preuss, born George Karl Ludwig Preuss in Höhscheid, Prussia in 1803, served as the cartographer on Fremont's first and second expeditions and drew all of the maps which accompany Fremont's reports. Preuss also produced the present masterful map of the Oregon Trail. It is drawn to a very detailed scale, ten miles to an inch, and in addition to providing accurate cartographical information about the whole of the 1,670 mile route between the Missouri and the Columbia rivers, the sheets combine to give a real feeling of the daily progress of the expedition (in 1842 and 1843, between June 10 and October 26) by including indicators of where and when each overnight camp was set, where each noon-day halt was called, and the total distance from the starting point of Westport Landing. Longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates are also given, as are daily "Meteorological Observations" and "Remarks," including notes on the availability of game, water, grazing, and the friendliness (or otherwise) of local Indian tribes. "More than any other persons, John Charles Fremont and Charles Preuss dominate the cartography of the American West during the three years before the gold rush...Owing to its rarity and to its long having stood in the shadow of the more widely known and distributed Fremont-Preuss map of 1845, Preuss' sectional map of 1846 has been insufficiently appreciated by students of Western history. In particular, those interested either in Fremont's travels in 1842-43 or the revolution of the transcontinental wagon roads will find that the map rewards close study" - Wheat.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Archäologische Zeitung. Denkmäler, Forschungen und Berichte als Fortsetzung der Archäologiqchen Zeitung.

      Berlin, G. Reimer, 1849-1859 - 11 années réunies en 5 vol. in-4, reliures de l'époque demi-veau blond, dos à nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin anthracite, en tout 129 très belles planches h.t. gravées sur cuivre ou lithographiées (une en couleurs), certaines à double page, 1 tableau imprimé replié. Quelques légères rouss., mouillure angulaire au dernier vol., rares pet. accrocs aux rel., sinon très bel exemplaire. Welche braunflecken sonst, sehr guter Zustand. Superbe et rare ensemble complet de 11 années consécutives de ce journal d'archéologie allemand. Il est illustré de belles figures gravées sur cuivre h. t. Au début de chaque volume se trouve un index. Très bel exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque des ducs de Luynes au château de Dampierre (ex-libris armorié). Sommaire : Mannoifigürchen aus Smyrna (JE. G.). — Zur archäologischen Zeitung: 1. Herakles bei Poltys (Punofka) ; das Kyprische -Monument (Welcher). Eros und Agon (Panofka, E. G.). — Zu Gerhard's Antiken Bildwerken (Cnvcdoni). Komödienscenen auf Thongefül'sen. Die erste Scene der Frösche des Aristophanes (Panofka). — Atliene auf dem Widder (J. F. Lauer). — Unedirte griechische Münzen des Freiherrn von Prokesch -Osten (P. v. O.). — Zu Gerhards Antiken Bildwerken (Cuvedoni). — Allerlei: Timarchos, Grofskönig von Medien (K. E. Hermann) ; Hermares und Hermathene (E. Braun, E. G.). Komödienscenen auf Thongefäfsen. Die Weinflasche des Kratinos. Xanthias. Der Sklaven-lehrer des Pherekrates. Zerstörung Ilious nach Phormos (Panofka). — Dionysos und die Kahireu (Bergk). — Allerlei (Admetos und Apollo, von Brunn). Geminenhilder, nämlich: Athenens Gehurt. Philoktet und Palaiuedes. Philoktet und Odysseus. Herakles und Hesione. (Troja's Zerstörung. Mysterienenthüllung. 8. Silen und Demeter. Brudermord und Kahireuweihe (JE. G.). Taurisches Palladion (E. G.). — Winckelmaunsfest-Programme (Zeus Skotitas von Panofka). — Zum Verzeichniss der Vasenbildner (1. Aon des Naseas Sohn, von Panofka). — Allerlei (Andronoe von Birchi). 8. Die Heilung des 'l'elephos (0. Jahn). — Zur Archäologischen Zeitung (3. Komikenaseu nach Aristophanes u. A. von Welcher'). — Allerlei (Apollo Boedromios und Hermes Agoraios von Panofka). Griechische Münzen. Inedita aus der Sammlung des Freiherrn von Prokesch-Osteu. Europäische (P. v. O.). Griechische Münzen. Fernere Inedita aus der Sammlung des Freiherrn von Prokesch -Osten. Asiatische (P. v. 0.). — Römische Inschriften, aus S. Paolo fuori delle mura (Mercklin). — Zu den Monumenti dell' Instituto. 1. Delische Gottheiten (Panofka). — Zur Archäologischen Zeitung. Orestes in Brauron (v. Paucker). Geminenhilder (E. G.). Archaische Reliefs. Orestes-Relief aus Ariccia. Agonistisches aus Athen (0. Jahn). — Zum Verzeichnis der Vasenbildner. Echekrates (Panofka). Iphigenia in Tauiis (O. Jahn). — Allerlei : Verstümmelte Vaseniuschrilteu (Panofka). Griechische Baudenkmäler. Die Statuen am heiligen Wege der Branchiden. Tumulus auf Syine (L. Rofs). — Winckelinannsfest-Programme: Zwei Minerven (E. G.). — Inschriften aus Mösien (L. Mercklin). — Allerlei: Varro's Ikonographie (M. Hertz); der Schatten Achills (Birch). Thronende Kora, Wandgemälde im König). Museum zu Berlin (E. G.). — Widdergottheiten, Bildwerke der Sammlungen zu Berliu, München u. a. ra. (E. G.) — Allerlei: Lagynos (K. F. Hermann. E. G.). Axiokersa, Kora, Libera ; Vasengemälde (E. G.). — Der kleiae Tempel in Rharanus (Rofs). — Epigraphische Analekten (Bergk). Dädalos und Perdix (E. G.). — Pandoreus und Aphroditens Geburt (Panofka). — Zu Gerhard's Vasenbildern (Poseidon und Salamis. Die Eleusinien in Phlius. Punofka). — Zum Verzeiclinifs der Vasenbilduer (Kylkos. Panofka). — Allerlei: Kasten des Kypselos, Pseliumene (0. Jahn). Manto die Kriegsgefangene (Punofka). — Marsyas am Griff eines Plektron (E. G.). — Zur Archäologischen Zeitung : Griechische Münzen der Prokesch-Ostenschen Sammlung (Osann). — Allerlei: Der delphische Drache (J. de Witte)-, der Seher Polyidos (Birch); Armbänder (0. Juhri) ; Venus, Adonis, Myrrha (0. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Trait d'Union sarl.]
 43.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.