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        PROCLAMATION TO THE PEOPLE OF THE DISTRICT OF SAN FRANCISCO: WHEREAS, PROOF HAS BEEN LAID BEFORE ME, THAT A BODY OF MEN, STYLING THEMSELVES "THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE DISTRICT OF SAN FRANCISCO" HAS USURPED POWERS...[caption title and introductory text]

      [Monterey, 1849. Staining and wear at folds, split neatly in half across the center horizontal fold and along one vertical fold. Contemporary ink numbers on verso. Overall, still very good. In a cloth chemise and slipcase, gilt leather label. The Thomas W. Streeter copy (one of only two known perfect copies of three total known copies), with his pencil notes at the top of the recto and his bookplate at the bottom of the verso. Streeter bought this proclamation from Edwin Grabhorn in 1936, and it sold at his sale in 1968 to the Carnegie Book Shop for $1800. It was later offered by Warren Howell. At the time of this proclamation California was still under the rule of the United States military, a state of affairs in place since the Mexican War. San Francisco's political situation in early 1849 was in a state of tumult, and the city was filled with lawlessness and crime. At the start of the year the city had three different town councils, all operating in opposition to each other. On March 12, 1849, a single, local "District Legislature" or "Legislative Assembly" was organized to exercise supreme power in San Francisco, and it acted over and above the power of the Alcalde, making laws, levying taxes, and filling offices. It was this Legislative Assembly that Bennett Riley condemned as illegitimate and illegal, usurping the power of the United States Congress. In this document Riley, the military governor of California, denounces the actions of the so-called "Legislative Assembly of the District of San Francisco," ordering citizens not to pay its taxes or support its officers. Further, Riley notes that someone "assuming the title of Sheriff under the authority of one claiming to be a Justice of the Peace" had seized the public records of the district from the lawfully constituted Alcalde. Riley calls on all law-abiding citizens to uphold the "legally constituted [i.e. federal] authorities of the land." He urges San Franciscans to aid in restoring the records to the Alcalde and in ignoring the claims to power of the "Legislative Assembly." Riley writes: "It can hardly be possible that intelligent and thinking men should be so blinded by passion, and so unmindful of their own true interests and the security of their property...as to countenance and support any illegally constituted body in their open violation of the laws and assumption of authority which in no possible event could ever belong to them." He closes by implying that if the Alcalde has in any way misruled, federal authorities will provide a remedy. Bennett Riley (1787-1853) served as the military governor of California from April 12 to Dec. 20, 1849, and later assisted in creating the civil government of the state, calling for a constitutional convention and later a gubernatorial election. The broadside is signed in print by Riley at the end, dated at Monterey, June 4, 1849, and also signed in print by H.W. Halleck as Secretary of State. "This proclamation was undoubtedly printed as a broadside but I have not succeeded in locating a copy of it" - Wagner. Greenwood locates only this copy and a copy at the Bancroft Library. OCLC locates a copy at the University of California, San Diego, which is defective, with a large hole in the first nine lines of text (costing thirty-one words of text). A very rare and early California imprint, vividly describing the political instability in San Francisco in the early days of the Gold Rush.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Shirley A Tale

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1849. First Edition. 3 volumes; octavo (19.5cm.); recently rebacked brown calf-backed marbled boards, gilt spine in 6 compartments, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Extremities rubbed, lacking the 16-page catalogue of publisher's advertisements issued at the end of Vol. I, else a Very Good, attractive set. Charlotte Brontë's second novel. SYMINGTON, pp. 25-6.

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        Zur Südamerikanischen Reise. 1849-1850.

      - German manuscript, title with motto and 139 illustrated leaves, mostly pencil or brown pen drawings, about 20 with handcolouring, some grey-, brown or ochre wash drawings, and 1 watercolour, showing ships, nautical instruments, portraits, Indians, hydro-biological matter, fishes, birds, coastal sceneries, landscapes, geological structures and plants. 8vo (160 x 102 mm). Contemporary calf, sides with gilt border, gilt edges, preserved in a brown half morocco box. The diary in form of a sketchbook in chronological order of Freiherr Ernst von Bibra's well-known voyage to South America. Ernst von Bibra (Schwebheim 1806 - Nüremberg 1872) was a famous naturalist and traveller and one of the early pioneers writing on psychoactive drugs. As a result of his voyage he published his 'Reise in Südamerika' in 1854. The title of the present manuscript has the following device: 'Wen(n) Euch nicht gefällt was ich hier gezeichnet, so ist mir das gleich. Ist auch solches nicht desshalb geschehen, sondern nur damit ich selbst eine Erin(n)erung habe, an das, so ich in fremden Lande gesehen' [When you do not like what I have written, I do not care. It is not for you, but to have a recollection what I have seen in foreign countries].Almost all drawings have pencil annotations many with dates, starting 14.4. (18)49 ending 4.7.(18)50.The first drawing shows an early bronze of an animal in the Bremen cathedral; followed by portraits of probably crew members or passengers (Lamers, Friedmann, Kunitz, Kühn and others); profiles of the coast of Portland (England); medusa; a flying fish; the coast of Brasil; the coast near Rio de Janeiro; several drawings showing the harbour entrance of Rio de Janeiro and its surroundings; a detailed landscape with palm trees, agaves and mountains signed Rio de Janeiro 27.6.49; several detailed drawings of Cape Horn; the coast of Chile (Valdivia & Conception); Valparaiso seen from the sea; a view of Valparaiso town and harbour; 2 drawings of an aloe; la casa del Caballero Michael Dores; a view of the Cordillera; a camp with tent, rifle, fire etc. in the Cordillera; illustrations of the island 'mas a fuerta'; the harbour of Porto Coral; an old Spanish chapel of Porto Coral; several plates of indians; a skull of a whale; a view of Tocopilla; detailed study of porphyry rocks; a view from the roof of the hotel in Callas; some exotic fruit; an old Peruvian mummy; a shark; crustacea; several exotic fishes; a number of plates of evertebrates with the longitude and latitude; the Eddystone lighthouse; a section of 6 plates with a separate ornamental title 'Nautica' portraying a ship, sails and ship equipment.Bibra wrote several scientific works regarding his voyage, one of which 'Beiträge zur naturgeschichte von Chile' was published in the 'Denkschriften der Kaiserl. Akad. der Wissenschaften' 1853. On the first page he mentions that he will consult his [the here offered] 'Tage- und Skizzenbuch' [diary- sketchbook] in writing the article. Plate vii 'Fernsicht von der hohen Cordillera über das Flachland von Chile bis zur Küsten-Cordillera' is an exact copy of a plate found in his sketchbook. On page 95 of his article he writes 'Ich habe eine Zeichnung an Ort und Stelle zu entwerfen gesucht . und habe sie auf Taf. vii, beigegeben [I made a drawing on the spot, which is shown on plate vii].Ernst von Bibra studied law, chemistry, and medicine at the University of Würzburg. In 1824 he inherited the family estate, allowing him to travel and study without worrying about money. In 1855 he published 'Die narkotischen Genussmittel und der Mensch'. The work is based on his experience in South America and became a pioneering study of psychoactive plants and their role in society. Drawing on his own travel experience as well as the writings of his predecessors, Baron Ernst von Bibra devotes a full chapter to each of seventeen plants, ranging from such mild stimulants as coffee and tea, through tobacco and hashish, to powerfull narcotics and hall [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        APUNTES SOBRE EL CULTIVO DEL TABACO EN LA YSLA DE CUBA Y MEJORAS QUE PUEDEN HACERSE ESPECIALMENTE EN LA PARTE OCCIDENTAL O VUELTA DE ABAJO. Escritos por el Teniente Coronel retirado D. Tomas de Salazar [manuscript title]

      Pinar del Rio, 1849. Folio. Contemporary blue wrappers. Spine perished, gatherings loose. Light foxing to wrappers and outer leaves of text. Very good. A significant manuscript about the cultivation of tobacco in Cuba, discussing all aspects of cultivation, harvesting, drying, and preparation, as well as processes and possible improvements. The work focuses mainly on the Vuelta Abajo district in the Pinar del Rio province of Cuba. The Vuelta Abajo region was first planted with tobacco in the 1700s. The increased European demand for Cuban cigars that began in the 1820s led to widespread planting there in the 1830s in a successful effort to upgrade the quality of what was being produced on the island. This was a significant period in cigar history, so this work, written just a decade or so later, is an important record of that time and place. The tobacco grown in Vuelta Abajo is considered by many tobacco enthusiasts to be the best tobacco in the world (this is where Cohiba cigars come from). The present work is apparently the original manuscript of the book, CARTILLA AGRARIA PARA EL CULTIVO DEL TABACO, Y APUNTES SOBRE SU ESTADO Y MEJORAS..., published in Cuba in 1850. The text is very similar, the most noticeable difference being that the manuscript has twenty-four chapters while the 1850 book has twenty-one, the final three chapters having been omitted in the printed version. Also, the manuscript contains seven pages of "notes" on the last pages that contain additional information for each of the chapters. Beyond that, the text is nearly identical, with only a word or two here and there changed or missing. We believe it is fair to say the manuscript is not a copy of the book but rather predates the published version. OCLC locates only two copies of the 1850 Havana printing (Harvard, University of Miami), two copies of an 1851 Manila printing (National Library of Spain, Florida International University), and one copy of an 1850 Puerto Rico printing (National Agriculture Library in Maryland).

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        System des heutigen Römischen Rechts, 8 Bände UND Sachen- Und Quellen- Register Zu Von Savigny' s System Des Heutigen Römischen Rechts . Erschienen 1840 Bis 1849/ 1856,

      Veit & Comp., Berlin - ORIGINALAUSGABE, VOLLSTÄNDIG! Acht Bände+ Register, insgesamt 9 Bände. Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand, in marmoriertem Hartkarton eingebunden, Efalin-Ecken (Efalin: Strapazierfähiges Feinleinenpapier aus sehr festen Zellstoffen, das sich sehr gut als Einbandmaterial für Bücher eignet), Efalin-Rücken goldgeprägt. Papier gelegentlich sanft altersgebräunt. ERSTER BAND: 1840. Erstausgabe. XLVIII, 429 Seiten +++ ZWEITER BAND: 1840. Erstausgabe. VI, 559 Seiten. +++ DRITTER BAND: 1840. Erstausgabe.VI, 473 Seiten. +++ VIERTER BAND: 1841. Erstausgabe. VI, 616 Seiten. +++ FÜNFTER BAND: 1841. Erstausgabe.VI, 646 Seiten. +++ SECHSTER BAND: 1847. Erstausgabe. V, 535 Seiten und Inhaltsverzeichnis XI. +++ SIEBENTER BAND: 1848, Erstausgabe. XV, 309 Seiten. +++ ACHTER BAND: 1849. Erstausgabe. XIV, 539 Seiten. +++ NEUNTER BAND: O. L. Heuser : "SACHEN-UND QUELLEN-REGISTER ZU VON SAVIGNY'S SYSTEM DES HEUTIGEN RÖMISCHEN RECHTS, bearbeitet und mit Genehmigung des genannten Herrn Verfassers nebst einem Vorworte desselben.1856", zweite Auflage , 351 Seiten. Eine sehr gut erhaltene und vollständige Gesamtausgabe, eine wahre Rarität! +++ Friedrich Carl Von Savigny, Rechtsgelehrter und Kronsyndikus, war einer der bedeutendsten deutschen Juristen des 19. Jahrhunderts. Als Sohn einer wohlhabenden Hugenottenfamilie wandte er sich mit 16 Jahren der Jurisprudenz zu, um dann inmitten der Wirren der napoleonischen Herrschaftsepoche eine steile Karriere in den Rechtswissenschaften und im preußischen Staatsdienst zu vollziehen. An der Berliner Universität avancierte Friedrich Carl von Savigny zum Begründer der Historischen Rechtsschule. Wissenschaftliche Meilensteine setzte Savigny vor allem im Bereich der Rechtsgeschichte, die er mit seiner "Geschichte des römischen Rechts im Mittelalter" (1815-1831 und 1834-1850) auch in methodischer Hinsicht nachhaltig bis ins 20. Jahrhundert hinein prägte ( Aus: Who's who).+++ A complete and genuinely rare first edition of german jurist and historian Friedrich Carl von Savigny's "System of contemporary Roman law," 9 volumes including register by O. L. Heuser, excellent condition in spite of some unavoidable foxing dued to paper-quality. +++ 12 x 19,5 Cm, 3,9 kg Gewicht in Gramm: 3900 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        PROCLAMATION TO THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA. CONGRESS HAVING FAILED AT ITS RECENT SESSION TO PROVIDE A NEW GOVERNMENT FOR THIS COUNTRY TO REPLACE THAT WHICH EXISTED ON THE ANNEXATION OF CALIFORNIA TO THE UNITED STATES, THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD CALL ATTENTION TO THE MEANS WHICH HE DEEMS BEST CALCULATED TO AVOID THE EMBARRASSMENTS OF OUR PRESENT POSITION [caption title and beginning of text]

      Monterey, Ca, 1849. Old folds. Docketed on verso. Three-quarter-inch by five- inch portion clipped from lower left margin, not affecting text. Very good. In a three-quarter cloth folding box, spine gilt. The Thomas W. Streeter copy, with his notes in the upper left corner of the recto and his bookplate on the lower left corner of the verso. This copy sold for $1700 at the Streeter sale in 1968. This rare broadside is a fundamentally important document in the political history of the state of California. In it, Brigadier General Bennett Riley establishes the basic civic framework of California as a United States territory. He calls for a convention to draw up a new constitution, announces that the laws currently in place in California would continue to be enforced, and sets dates for the election of judges and other municipal officers. It is the first formally announced effort to exert the civic authority of the United States throughout California. Riley begins by stating that, though he is a brigadier general in the United States Army, he is actually the civil governor of California, and that the territory is not under military control. He announces: "...no military officer other than the commanding General of the Department exercises any civil authority by virtue of his military commission, and the powers of the commanding General as ex officio Governor are only such as are defined and recognized in the existing laws. The instructions of the Secretary of War make it the duty of all military officers to recognise the existing civil government and to aid its officers with the military force under their control. Beyond this any interference is not only uncalled for but strictly forbidden." Riley goes on to describe in detail the various offices that constitute the civil government of California. In an effort to promote order and stability he announces that the laws that were in place in California before the American occupation would continue to be in effect until they are "replaced by others made and enacted by competent power." Riley further calls for the organization of a civil government "by the election and appointment of all officers recognized by law," and sets August 1 as the date for elections to fill judicial positions. Of the utmost importance, he calls for a convention to meet at Monterey on September 1 to frame a constitution for the territory, and designates the various districts from which the delegates will come and how many will come from each district. We are able to locate only six other copies of this important broadside, at Yale, the California State Library, the Huntington Library, the Bancroft Library, the Newberry Library, and the National Archives. A founding document in the civil history of California.

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        A Collection of Two Autographed Letters from Field, a Lincoln Appointee to the Supreme Court, and a Transcribed Biographical Sket

      Stephen Johnson Field left his law practice in New York City in 1849 to search for gold. While he purchased land and began mining, he quickly became mayor of Marysville, and was elected to the California assembly in 1850 and to the California Supreme Court in 1857. Because of his support for the Union, Abraham Lincoln appointed him to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1863 where he became Associate Justice (serving from 1863 to 1897, and the second longest serving Associate Justice in U.S. Supreme Court history. He was known as a pioneer of the concept of substantive due process. he wrote 544 opinions exceeded only by Justice Samuel Miller. His conflict with David Terry which began in 1859 lasted through 1889 when they encountered each other on a railway car and after David Terry struck him, his body guard shot Terry dead. The case that ensured is also a fascinating part of California legend. His views on race began as a moderate and eventually became anti-black and finally he wrote a decision infused with racist anti-Chinese-American rhetoric. He had also jointed the majority in the Plessy v Ferguson case which upheld racial segregation. The two letters are written to Charles Lanman who was requesting in 1867 an autobiographical sketch. His secretary copied one from the New York Transcript of March 12, 1863. The notations in the margins are from his hand. All in near fine condition and remarkable both for U.S. Supreme Court scholars and California History.

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        Travels in Italy, the Alps, and the Rhine

      James M'Glashan, 1849. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1849. 350 pages. No dust jacket. Green, decorative cloth with gilt lettering. Hinge cracked with noticeable soiling, foxing, tanning and handling marks. Inserts at front endpaper with intermittent dog-eared corners and warping to pages. Tearing and chipping along edges of rear pages with noticeable scuffing at endpapers. Noticeable tanning, rubbing and scuffing along spine with splits along edges. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, tanning, marking, water marking and wear along edges and over surfaces. Scattering of ink dots at front.

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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 Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines" (1837), was Ure's chief and most encyclopaedic work. In 1840 he helped found the Pharmaceutical Society. The Board of Commissioners for the Victualling of the Navy, often called the Victualling Commissioners or Victualling Board, was for 150 years the body responsible under the Navy Board for victualling ships of the British Royal Navy. It oversaw the vast operation of providing serving naval personnel (140,000 men in 1810) with enough food, drink and supplies to keep them fighting fit, sometimes for months at a time, in whatever part of the globe they might be stationed. It was in 1795 that Dr. Joseph Fry of Bristol employed a steam engine to grind cocoa beans, which led to the manufacture of chocolate on a large scale. By 1825 the Royal Navy purchased more cocoa than for the rest of Britain. It was considered perfectly nutritious beverage for sailors on watch duty, being hot and non-alcoholic was of further benefit. Sailors in the Atlantic Ocean and the Baltic Sea coined the term "chocolate gale" in reference to the cold wind from the northwest, which ultimately granted them the comforting treat. By the nineteenth century chocolate was being tested for commercial distribution as a "homeopathic" and "dietetic" product. According to Hassall's survey of British made chocolate, producers of homeopathic chocolates included Graham & Hedley, Taylor Brothers, Leaths, J.S. Fry & Sons, Cadbury, Barry and Company, Epps' and others. . Very Good.

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        Practical Fly-Fishing: Founded on Nature, and Tested by the Experience of Nearly Forty Years, in Various Parts of the United Kingdom. With Instructions for Imitating All the Most Useful Flies. Also Remarks on Fly-Rods, the Best Woods for Making Them, Etc.

      - London. Published for the Author by Simpson & Marshall, Stationers' Hall Court. 1849. First Edition. 12mo. (6 ½ x 4). iv, 66 pp. Text vignettes. Includes chapters on Anecdote of a Woodland Fisher - Artificial Flies - Hints on Fly Fishing - The Spring Black - The March Brown - The Spring Dun - The Ruddy Fly - The Cowdung Fly - The Little Chap - The Iron Blue - Cock's Hackles - On Fly Rods - How to Make Rods at Home, etc. The book is bound in its original blue printed wrappers with gilt titles and edge gilt rules. Marbled end papers. All edges gilt. The book has been rebacked with a replaced spine, likely done many years ago. The covers and titles are rubbed, in a small script, the author's name is written on the title page. Overall a very good example of the very scarce first edition.

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        Encyclopédie Monétaire ou Nouveau Traité des Monnaies d'Or et d'Argent en circulation chez les divers peuples du monde, avec un examen complet du titre, du poids, de l'origine et de la valeur intrinsèque des pièces, et leur reproduction par des empreintes.

      L'Auteur 1849 - Paris, chez l'Auteur, 1849. In-folio, reliure demi-chagrin chocolat, dos à 5 nerfs, tête dorée. Titre-frontispice, xv-(1)-220 pages et 199 planches. Quelques rousseurs et feuillets brunis par des coupures de journaux. France : 5 planches ; Angleterre : 10 planches ; Belgique, Hollande: 6 Planches ; Suisse : 24 planches ; Prusse, Hanovre, Saxe, Autriche, etc : 62 planches ; Portugal: 5 planches Espagne: 8 planches ; Italie, Toscane, Sicile, Sardaigne : 23 planches ; Empire Ottoman, Grèce : 6 planches ; Danemark, Norvège : 6 planches Pologne, Russie : 7 planches ; Egypte, Tripoli, Alger, Tunis, Maroc : 8 planches ; Inde : 4 planches; Cochinchine, Chine, Japon : 4 planches ; Etats-Unis, Amérique du sud, Haïti, etc : 21 planches. Edition originale. Bon état général. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Superb rarely encountered Naval Commission boldly signed by short-term President Zachary Taylor - Appointment as Commander in the Navy of Theodorus Bailey who had distinguished himself in the Mexican War, explored the Pacific, and later achieved many victories as a Rear Admiral in the Civil War

      Washington, D.C., March 16, 1849. 15" x 17.5". "Partly Printed Document Signed ""Z. Taylor"" as President, 1 page, 15"" x 17.5"". On parchment, folds. Washington, D.C., March 16, 1849. Completed in manuscript. Countersigned ""Wm Ballard Preston"" as Secretary of the Navy. Patriotic naval vignettes at top center and across bottom. Official blind embossed 2.25"" diameter Navy Department seal with serrated edges affixed at bottom center. The finest Taylor presidential document we have ever seen.In part, ""Know Ye, that reposing special Trust and Confidence in the Patriotism, Valour, Fidelity, and Abilities of Theodorus Bailey, I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him a Commander in the Navy, from the 6th day of March 1849 ...""At the age of 13, Theodorus Bailey (1805-1877) received a warrant as a Midshipman in the Navy. His first cruise was in the corvette Cyane which provided a convoy for the first black colonists to Liberia. During this cruise, Bailey participated in the capture of a brig and six schooners which were illegally engaged in the slave trade. The ship Lexington was Bailey's first command in 1846. It was during this period that he participated in the blockade and eventual seizure of lower California during the Mexican War. His next command, on the sloop-of-war St. Mary, detailed him to the Pacific Squadron and led him on an around-the-world cruise. When the Civil War began in 1861, Admiral Bailey was assigned to active duty as commander of the frigate Colorado in the blockade of Florida. In 1862, he was made second-in-command under Admiral David Farragut in the attack on New Orleans, Louisiana. Admiral Bailey led the Union fleet up the Mississippi River and accepted the surrender of New Orleans. From 1862 to 1864, Admiral Bailey was commander of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron in the Gulf of Mexico."

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        "Home, Sweet Home," an original holograph copy of the poem and ballad, signed by the author and inscribed by him at the bottom to the wife of Daniel Webster's secretary "for Mrs. Zantzinger, who knows so thoroughly the way, and exercises so sweetly the power, to render Home what Heaven meant it should be. Washington, March 28, 1851."

      Accompanied by five autograph letters from Payne to Zantzinger, signed 27 October 1849 ?- 4 May 1851. Washington, DC, 1851. The poem is written on a sheet of stationery, 8 x 6 1/2 inches embossed at the edges, and mounted on a larger sheet (9 x 8 3/4 inches); a small newspaper clipping accompanies the poem and notes that this particular copy was loaned by Mrs. Zantzinger to the Smithsonian Institution to be exhibited at the National Museum. The accompanying letters (12mo and 8vo, nine total pages, approximately 800 words) are all addressed to William C. Zantzinger (1818-1878); four of the letters are still enclosed in their mailing envelopes, three of which have canceled Benjamin Franklin five cent stamps, among the first general issue postage stamps available for use throughout the United States. The sheet on which the poem is written is age-toned; otherwise, a very good lot. (7189) JJohn Howard Payne (born in New York City but reared in Boston) was an American actor, poet, author and diplomat. He is best remembered for composing "Home, Sweet Home." He was charming, temperamental and his lack of business acumen often left him in financial distress. Early success as an actor led him to try his talents on the London stage, though he found more work as a playwright. His composition "Home, Sweet Home," originally performed as part of a play that he wrote in England for Charles Kemble was wildly successful both in the United States and abroad, but he did not obtain economic stability from it. He returned relatively penniless to the United States in 1832, but the popularity of his song became his introduction into social circles where there were people willing to help him. One of his champions was Daniel Webster who successfully lobbied President Tyler to give him a post as the American consul to Tunis in 1842. With the election of President Polk in 1845, Payne was recalled (see DAB). The letters in this group all indicate his desire to regain his consular post, and emphasize his difficult financial situation. William Zantzinger, the recipient of Payne's letters, was Daniel Webster's personal secretary. In the first letter (dated New York, Oct. 27, 1849) Payne thanks Zantzinger for his ?"kind and effective activity in relation to my money.?" He complains that his replacement in Tunis [Samuel Davies Heap] was ?"not content with clipping me out of the interest and indemnification, a new claim is trumped up to diminish my receipts, by a pretense that more rent [from his time in Tunis] remained unsettled than I had allowed for." The next letter (dated New York, Dec. 1, 1849) again discusses money problems. ?"It happens singularly enough that Mrs. Dyson?'s is the only account upon which I have been dunned since I got my money. Everyone else has waited for me to move. I have paid away a very large portion of what I got, and shall only retain enough in hand to clear me through a new experiment of a few weeks in Washington.…" Two more from New York in early 1850 announce his plans to come to Washington to try to find work. By the final letter, dated New York, May 4, 1851, he has succeeded in getting his consul post back and notes ?"By the time this reaches you … I shall be off in the Humboldt for Havre." Payne died in Tunis in 1852, and was replaced by his nemesis Heap. Over thirty years later, philanthropist W.W. Corcoran paid to have his body returned to the United States. "Home, Sweet Home" continued to be a popular song long after Payne's death, and a favorite of soldiers during the Civil War. President Lincoln requested the Italian opera singer Adelina Patti perform it when she visited the White House in 1862.

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        A Tour in Sutherlandshire, with Extracts from the Field-Books of a Sportsman and Naturalist

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1849. First edition. Illustrated. 296; 288 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Bound in three quarters green morocco over marbled boards with small blue binder's label reading "Bound by W. George, Secondhand Bookseller 26 Park Street, Bristol. Catalogues Gratis." Bookplate of Henry Sherwin. First edition. Illustrated. 296; 288 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Deerstalking, shooting and wildfowling, dogs, fishing and falconry. Westwood & Satchell, p. 185. Binder not in Spawn & Kinsella

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        Die beiden Buben aus Wolfsanger (b. Kassel) und der Negerbube.

      . Radierung, 1849, auf Velin. 11,3:16,4 cm. Literatur: Stoll 170, II (von II), mit den Schraffen in der rechten unteren Ecke. - Sehr guter Abdruck, tadellos erhalten.. Der vor allem als Radierer tätige Grimm war 1804-1808 Schüler der Kasseler Kunstakademie bei Gottlieb Kobold (1769-1809), Andreas Range (1762-1828) und Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Robert (1763-1843). Durch seine Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm wurde er mit Clemens Brentano (1778-1842) und Achim von Arnim (1781-1831) bekannt, mit denen er zusammenarbeitete. Wohl 1807 lernte Grimm Bettine Brentano (1785-1859) kennen, von der er zahlreiche Porträts anfertigte. In November 1808 zog er nach Landshut zu Brentano und dessen Schwager Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779-1861). Auf ihre Vermittlung ging er nach München und erlernte Kupferstechen bei Carl Ernst Christoph Heß (1755-1828). Zugleich studierte er an der Münchner Akademie unter Andreas Seidl (1760-1834). Unterbrechung des Studiums 1814 durch Teilnahme an den Freiheitskriegen. Mit Georg Brentano reiste er im Frühjahr 1816 nach Italien, wo er zwei Monate blieb. 1817 kehrte er nach Kassel zurück. 1824 reiste Grimm zum ersten Mal nach Willingshausen und wurde zum Mitbegründer der Willingshäuser Malerkolonie, eine der ersten Malerkolonien Deutschlands. 1832 wurde er an die Kasseler Kunstakademie als Lehrer berufen.

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        A week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

      James Munroe & Company. New York: George P. Putnam, [et al.], Boston & Cambridge 1849 - First edition, and one of only 1000 copies printed at Thoreau's own risk, 12mo, pp. 413, [3] including the advertisement leaf for Walden; a bit of slight chipping at the top of the spine, bottom of the spine slightly cracked (but the imprint "Munroe & Co." is preserved); otherwise, a very good, bright and sound copy, in BAL's brown cloth binding 'A' ("trade binding," no priority) with no cracking of the hinges. A better copy than most. Thoreau's first book, published at his own risk, and with Walden, the only book published in his lifetime. The book did not sell well and the publisher returned a remainder of 706 copies to him in October of 1853 which prompted Thoreau to write: "I have now a library of nearly nine hundred volumes, over seven hundred of which I wrote myself. Is it not well that the author should behold the fruits of his labor?" By April of 1862, Thoreau had disposed of 111 of these copies leaving just 595. These he sold to Ticknor and Fields, and 450 of these were subsequently reissued with a new title page, dated 1862.BAL 20104; Borst A1.1a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      A GRAND COLOR WALL MAP SHOWING OF ALL JAPAN Edo 1849, - Tsutaya. Blue stiff covers, very good, woodblockprinted in color by hand, no worming, a few fold mends, fourdirectional compasses, 143.5 x 72.5 cm. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Du Camp Maxime (1822-1894)

      . Grand Temple de Denderah. Facade posterieure. 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 annees 1849, 1850, et 1851". Paris, Gide et Baudry, 1852. 32 x 44,5 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. 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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        Paris.

      Paris: Albert Hautec?ur Éditeur, [2. polowa XIX wieku]. - Notka wydawnicza: Paris: Albert Hautec?ur Éditeur, [2. polowa XIX wieku].; Wymiar bloku: 12x19cm.; Naklad: 0; Uwagi: Album 12 oryginalnych fotografii Paryza z drugiej polowy XIX wieku. Alfred Albert Hautec?ur (1849-19.) znany francuski fotograf i plodny wydawca dzialajacy w Paryzu, przejal paryskie wydawnictwo swego ojca Eugène (1822-1870) i potem prowadzil je wraz z bratem Edouard'em pod adresem Paris 12 boulevard des Capucines kierujac nim w latach 1878-1905.; Waga: 370g; Strony: [12]s. tabl. tylko il.; Kategorie tematyczne: sztuka XIX wieku architektura europejska Francja fotografia albumy, okres wydania XIX wiek / art art of the 19th century architecture , period of edition 19th century / Kunst Kunst des 19. Jh.s Architektur , Erscheinungsperioden 19. Jh.; Oprawa bardzo nieznacznie poplamiona, fotografie bez wad. Pozycja w ladnym stanie. Oprawa wydawnicza plotno tloczona i zlocona.

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        Handels-Lexicon oder Encyclopädie der Gesammten Handelswissenschaften für Kaufleute und Fabrikanten. Fünf Bände.

      Leipzig, Verlag von Ernst Schäfer, 1849. - (2), 650 S., XVII, (1) S.; (2) S., S. 5 - 507, XX, 95 S.; (2), 617 S.; (2), 556 S. und (2), 635, (4) S., dekorative Halbleder-Bände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung im Stil der Romantik, marmorierter Schnitt (Einbände minimal berieben), gr. 8vo. (Nicht bei Zischka oder Humpert, nicht im Kat. d. Carl Menger Bibl.; die 'Bibliographie technisch ökonomischer Lexika' der Universität Trier verzeichnet eine Ausgabe 1847 - 1848). Das Lexikon enthält Artikel über Städte und Länder, über alle Arten von gängigen und weniger gängigen Waren wie Kräuter, Stoffe, Waffen, Farben, Tiere, Baustoffe, Nahrungsmittel, Kolonialwaren, Öle und Wässerchen (teils mit Rezepturen), Pflanzen, pflanzliche Produkte etc., sowie über die betriebswirtschaftlichen, banktechnischen und gewerblichenTermini der Comptoirwissenschaften und über kaufmännische Gepflogenheiten. - Titelblätter mit dem Stempel 'Bossard Vater und Söhne Zug in der Schweiz', der 1. und 3. Band mit dem ex libris derselben. Einige Lagen deutlicher gebräunt, sonst nur gelegentlich etwas stockfleckig, 3 Bl. mit kl. Randläsur. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Small oil painting on card stock, "Angels"

      166 x 207 mm [from Studio Charles Eamer Kempe) Superb finely executed oil painting on card by Wyndham H. Hughes 1849-1948 and signed WHH in lower left corner. This is from a recently discovered portfolio of original drawings by Wyndham Hope Hughes (1849-1948) dating from the late 19th Century to circa 1914. Wyndham Hughes was Principal Designer to the famous Victorian stained glass/church mural designer Charles Eamer Kempe (1837-1907). Kempe (1837?-1907) was a Victorian stained glass designer and manufacturer. His studios produced over 4,000 windows and also designs for altars and altar frontals, furniture and furnishings, lichgates and memorials that helped to define a later nineteenth century Anglican style. The list of English cathedrals containing examples of his work includes: Chester, Gloucester, Hereford, Lichfield, Wells, Winchester, York, etc. Many examples of Wyndham H.Hughes work can be found in churches and other buildings around the country including a painted pulpit and murals in All Saints Church, Cambridge (1875) and a stained glass window at St.Giles Church, Coldwaltham,W.Sussex. He is recorded as having lived at Grundisburgh, Suffolk for part of his life and his artistic circle would have included several of the Pre-Raphaelite artists, including Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Madox Brown and William Morris.

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        The Natural History of Ireland

      London: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1849., 1849. FIRST EDITION four volume set; 'Birds, comprising the orders Raptores and Incessores', 'Rasores and Grallatores', 'Natatores' and 'Mamalia, Reptiles, and Fishes. Also Invertibrata.' Octavo; black half calf-leather binding with marbled boards, raised bands, gilt titles / tooling, and red title backgrounds; all edges marbled; marbled endpapers; vol. 1 pp. xx, 434, vol. 2 pp. xi, 350, vol. 3 pp. vii, 492, vol. 4 pp. xxx, 516; vol. 4 has a tear to the marbling of the front board and some small water marks to the binding; marginal notes, particularly in vol. 1; otherwise near-fine condition throughout.

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        Monasticon Anglicanum, A History of the Abbies and other Monasteries

      1849. Of Interest to "The Clergy, The Lawyer, The Antiquary, The Historian, The Architect, And the Typographer, As Well as the Possessor of Real Property" Dugdale, Sir William [1605-1686]. [Dodsworth, Roger, Co-Author]. [Caley, John (1763-1834), Editor]. [Ellis, Henry (1777-1869), Editor]. [Bandinel, Bulkeley (1781-1861), Editor]. Monasticon Anglicanum: A History of the Abbies and Other Monasteries, Hospitals, Frieries, And Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, With Their Dependencies, In England and Wales; Also of All such Scotch, Irish, and French Monasteries, As Were in Any Manner Connected with Religious Houses in England; Together with a Particular Account of Their Respective Foundation, Grants, And Donations, And a Full Statement of Their Possessions, As Well Temporal as Spiritual. Originally Published in Latin. London: T.G. March, 1849. Six volumes in eight books. Complete with 245 plates and text illustrations; plates have tissue guards, some are double-leaved. Main text in parallel columns. Folio (15" x 10"). Contemporary three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, top-edges gilt. Moderate rubbing to extremities, occasional scuffs and minor stains to boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn, some joints and hinges starting at ends, a few hinges cracked. Light toning to text, several tissue guards detached and edgeworn, internally clean. Ex-library. Stamps to boards, edges and endleaves, bookplate to front pastedown of each volume. An impressive set. * Final, and best edition of this work. With illustrations redrawn by John Coney, who also added 100 new illustrations. A lawyer by training, Dugdale was one of the great antiquarians of the seventeenth century and the author of such important works as Origines Juridicales, The Antiquities of Warwickshire and the present work, which is devoted to ecclesiastical institutions. Written with Roger Dodsworth, the first edition, in three-volumes, was published from 1655-1673. Our lavish 1849 edition, a reissue of Bohn's 1846 edition, the first with original and re-drawn images by Coney, features portraits, facsimiles of documents, views of buildings, floor plans, maps, coats of arms and trees of descent. Though not primarily a legal work, it has a great deal of legal information. As noted in the preface, "the work fro

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        Choix des plus jolies maisons de Paris et de ses environs Edifices et Monuments Publics, nouvelle édition revue et mise en ordre contenant maisons particulières et petits hotels, maisons à loyer et à boutiques, maisons de commerce, magasins et hotels garnis, pavillions, galeries, passages, restaurants, cafés, bains , glacières, lavoirs, corps-de-garde, prisons, théatres, hopitaux, églises, etc, etc . ouvrage composé de 158 planches avec texte explicatif et trminé par 60 planches représentant des portes cochères et portes d'entrée

      1849 Paris Maison Bance Ainé 1849 -

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        Works

      1849. RUSKIN, John.The Seven Lamps of Architecture. WITH: The Stones of Venice. Three volumes. WITH: Modern Painters. Five volumes. WITH: RUSKIN, John. Autograph letter to George Allen, dated October 11, 1875 and initialed.London: Smith, Elder, 1849; 1851-1853; 1851-1860.In all, nine volumes.Lovely collection of three of Ruskin?'s major works (The Seven Lamps of Architecture and The Stones of Venice in first edition), illustrated with over 150 full-page engravings and beautifully bound in rich contemporary morocco by Zaehnsdorf. Accompanied by an original autograph letter from Ruskin to artist, engraver and friend George Allen, regarding the engraving of one of Ruskin?'s drawings and the distribution of several publications, initialed ?"J.R.?"John Ruskin, writer, critic, and artist, was the foremost dictator of public taste in Victorian England. The Seven Lamps of Architecture, The Stones of Venice and Modern Painters remain three of his most popular and influential works. In them, he champions the Gothic Revival movement in art and decoration, and first puts forward the idea that the Gothic style was supreme for its truth to nature and its moral force. ?"Taken in the mass, these volumes contain the most valuable contributions to art-literature the language can show… they contain worlds of thought, imagination, and knowledge such as no other art-writer can educe… It is impossible but that Art should be the better for them?" (Allibone, 1895). This collection includes the first edition of The Seven Lamps of Architecture, the first edition of The Stones of Venice, and mixed editions of Modern Painters. ?"Clouds, mountains, landscapes, towers, churches, trees, flowers and herbs were drawn with wonderful precision, minuteness of detail and delicacy of hand, solely to recall some specific aspect of nature or art, of which he wished to retain a record. In his gift for recording the most subtle characters of architectural carvings and details, Ruskin has hardly been surpassed by the most distinguished painters?" (NNDB). Artist and engraver George Allen, to whom the accompanying autograph letter is addressed, joined a class in drawing taught by Ruskin at Working Men?'s College in 1854, and soon became Ruskin?'s assistant. He later resigned his other positions to devote his talents entirely to engraving Ruskin's works. ?"Ruskin wrote in all over 1,300 letters to George Allen— the men were close friends and their correspondence contains both personal matters and those relating to art and business?" (Columbia University). In this letter, Ruskin discusses ?"the drawing for our first plate, [which he would have sent earlier], but the feather when finished, got a great blot from the ivory ruler! and had to be scratched and repaired… I have no doubt your engraving will be beautiful— my hand shakes a little now with age, or tea drinking, and much spoils my work.?"A fine collection, beautifully bound and illustrated, with splendid autograph letter.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 2. IX. 1849.. 2 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 8vo.. Verehrter Freund, Empfangen Sie noch Einmal meinen verbindlichsten Dank für die freundliche Mitwirkung der liebenswürdigen Erfurter Damen bei dem Goethe Fest, welche Sie die Güte hatten zu vermitteln. Sehr bedauern muss ich Ihre Fräulein Schwerter am Donnerstag nicht zu Hause getroffen zu haben. Ich bleibe noch ganz besonders in Ihrer Schuld - und werde gewiss nicht ermangeln sobald meiner Rückkehr, ihr meinen schönst besten Dank zu erneuern [...].

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        Harmonies poétiques et religieuses avec commentaires et poésies diverses ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Furne & Cie, 1849. Fine. Furne & Cie, Paris 1849, 11x18cm, relié. - New edition. Bound in black half shagreen, spine tooled raised four nets cold, slight traces of abrasion without gravity on the joints, flat cardboard way vellum with some scuffs, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, bookplate pasted on a guard. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author. Scattered spots. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos à quatre nerfs orné de filets à froid, légères traces de frottements sans gravité sur les mors, plats de cartonnage façon vélin comportant quelques épidermures, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, ex-libris encollé sur une garde. Rare envoi autographe signé de Alphonse de Lamartine. Rousseurs éparses.

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        [AUTOGRAPH NOTE, SIGNED, BY J.W. JUDD, TO GUY R. PHELPS, REGARDING A LIFE INSURANCE POLICY FOR LANGDON H. HAVENS, A FORTY-NINER AND MEMBER OF JOHN WOODHOUSE AUDUBON'S ILL- FATED OVERLAND EXPEDITION TO CALIFORNIA IN 1849]

      New York. Jan. 29, 1849.. [1]p. of a bifolium, docketed on verso of second bifolium leaf. Mailing folds, slight edge discoloration, else fine. An intriguing note regarding life insurance for a forty- niner traveling to California in 1849 with Henry Webb and John Woodhouse Audubon. The note reads, "Langdon H. Havens wants a [life insurance] permit for California to go over the Overland Route in company with persons bearing dispatches from our Government, in a Company of 100 or more. He wants to leave for Washington immediately...." Perhaps the twenty-six-year-old Haven (sometimes spelled Havens) originally intended to join a safe government-sponsored expedition from Washington, but he was in fact among the 100 Forty-Niners who embarked on a famously ill-fated overland expedition, led by Army Colonel Henry Webb, with John Woodhouse Audubon, son of the famous ornithologist, as his second in command, which left New York on Feb. 8. ^The company proceeded by ship, train, stagecoach and riverboat to New Orleans and from there by steamer across the Gulf of Mexico to the mouth of the Rio Grande, where they arrived on March 13 - an odd overland route dictated by Webb, a veteran of the Mexican War. There disaster struck. A dozen men died of cholera, the company's money was stolen, and leadership conflict led Webb to leave the company with a dozen followers. Some of the remaining stalwarts, including Haven followed Audubon onward, trekking for seven months through Mexico and Arizona, the survivors finally reaching San Diego in November. Some then took a boat to San Francisco; others continued overland to the gold fields. As meticulously recorded by Audubon, a naturalist and painter in his own right, the entire venture has gone down in history as "one of the most poorly-planned" Forty-Niner expeditions "on record." Haven, though nearly dying en route, was one of the fortunate few who "made it to California." An appealing note, dated in the famous year of the California Gold Rush, that eerily anticipates the dangers inherent in overland travel in America in the 19th century.

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

      New York. 1849.. 448pp. including 2pp. of ads. 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...." WAGNER-CAMP 170:1a. HOWES P97, "b." BAL 15446. COWAN, p.474. RADER 2608. MINTZ 359. RITTENHOUSE 450. HOLLIDAY SALE 853. LARNED 2062. FIELD 1177. FLAKE 3277. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 58. STREETER SALE 1815. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 327.

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        Bound collection of 15 Acts: including the establishment of the Supreme Court of South Australia, law relating to the testimony of Aboriginal persons, and the foundation of the Adelaide Municipal Council

      Adelaide: Government printer, 1849. Quarto, very good in old marbled paper card covers (now rubbed). Bound collection of South Australian legislation of 1849, comprising:No. 1. To incorporate the Governors of the Church of England Collegiate School of St. Peter's, Adelaide; 5 pp., 18 July 1849.No. 2. For the removal of defects in the Administration of Criminal Justice; 3 pp., 25 July 1849.No. 3. For the Further Amendment of the Administration of the Criminal Law; 4pp., 25 July 1849.No. 4. To amend Ordinance Number 3 of 1848, "To facilitate the admission of the unsworn testimony of the Aboriginal Inhabitants of South Australia..." 2 pp., 25 July 1849.No. 5. To amend an Ordinance (No. 9, of 1847) "To amend the Laws relating to Masters and Servants" 2 pp., 1 August 1849.No. 6. For the further appropriation of the Revenue for the year... 8pp., 3 August 1849.No. 7. To Quiet titles to Lands granted by the Crown under reservation of a Royalty on metallic ores. 2 pp., 14 August 1849.No. 8. Further to amend the Laws of the Customs in South Australia. 6pp., 14 August.No. 9 To protect Justices of the Peace from Vexatious Actions for Acts done by them in Execution of their Office. 6pp., 14 August.No. 10. To extend the time for the Confirmation of the General Rules of the Orders of the Supreme Court 2 pp., 23 August.No. 11. To constitute a Municipal Corporation for the City of Adelaide. 59 pp., 24 August.No. 12. Further to amend "An Act for the establishment of a Court to be called the Supreme Court of the Province of South Australia." 2 pp., 18 September.No. 13. Farther to amend and continue the Ordinances authorising the Levying of an assessment within the City of Adelaide... 15pp. 19 September.No. 14. For the making and improving of roads in South Australia. 55 pp., 10 October.No. 15. To facilitate the performance of the Duties of Justices of the Peace. 34 pp. 10 October.

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        REGULATIONS OF THE CITADEL ACADEMY AT CHARLESTON, AND ARSENAL ACADEMY AT COLUMBIA, WITH A LIST OF BOARD OF VISITORS AND OFFICERS.

      Columbia, S.C.: A.S. Johnston, 1849. - 54pp. Original blue printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly soiled and stained, spine rubbed. Contemporary signature on front wrapper and titlepage. Lightly toned. Very good. An exceedingly scarce publication containing the proposed Act to convert the Arsenal at Columbia, and the Citadel in Charleston, into military academies. Also included are the original rules and regulations of the historic academies, containing information on daily schedules and etiquette. A great resource for scholars of early American military institutions. One copy in OCLC.

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        Halbfigürliches Porträt eines Herrn mit brauner Jacke mit einem Pelzkragen, darunter graue Weste, weißes Hemd mit schwarzer Krawatte.

      - Aquarell über Bleistift, weiß und mit Goldbronze gehöht, auf Zeichenkarton, links unten signiert und datiert „J. Schram 1849". 22,3:18,5 cm. Miniaturhaft fein durchgeführtes Bildnis eines vornehmen, zwei Orden tragenden Herrn, vermutlich entstanden im Zusammenhang mit Schramms geplantem Porträtwerk „Deutsches Album berühmter Zeitgenossen".

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        Mardi: and a Voyage Thither.

      - New York: Harper, 1849. 2 volumes, 8vo, 365; xii, [9]-387, 8 (ads) pp. Original black cloth, backstrips lettered in gilt (small chip to vol. I), covers blind-stamped, bookplate in each volume of Walter Leon Sawyer dated Boston 1897. Foxing in both volumes as usual, dark stains on end-papers from paste-down glue. Enclosed in a cloth box. A remarkably good copy, untouched in its box for the better part of a century. ¤ First edition. A pleasant copy of this important work of American literature. BAL 13658. Note: contains what "seems to be the only direct reference in Melville's writings to the California gold rush" [Minnigerode, p.27]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [SAMMELBAND OF TWENTY-SEVEN PAMPHLETS RELATING TO LAND CLAIMS IN EAST FLORIDA, 1849 - 1881]

      Washington or Philadelphia. 1849-1881.. Individual details of each imprint provided below. Contemporary three- quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt. Some abrading and wear to leather. Bookplate removed from each pastedown, ownership inscription on front pastedown. Internally clean. Overall very good. An excellent collection of rare or scarce pamphlets relating to East Florida land claims. Many of the pamphlets were written by Charles E. Sherman, who served as the attorney for the American and Spanish claimants in East Florida. This sammelband belonged to attorney Charles B. Collier, with his ownership inscription on the front pastedown and his annotations to Sherman's BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE LAW AND FACTS, SET FORTH IN THE MEMORIAL AND ACCOMPANYING PAPERS.... (number 16 below). Collier worked with Sherman on behalf of the East Florida claimants. Two of Collier's publications are included here (see numbers 17 and 25 below). The imprints included here are as follows, in bound order: 1) James Cooper and Charles E. Sherman: SECRET ACTS, RESOLUTIONS, AND INSTRUCTIONS UNDER WHICH EAST FLORIDA WAS INVADED BY THE UNITED STATES TROOPS, NAVAL FORCES, AND VOLUNTEERS, IN 1812 AND 1813.... Washington. 1860. 71pp. "Includes correspondence of Gen. Matthews, Col. T.A. Smith, and others relating to the U.S. invasion of East Florida in 1812" - Servies. Only seven copies in OCLC. SERVIES 4466. OCLC 1627113. 2) Charles E. Sherman: FLORIDA TREATY CLAIMS. STATEMENT SHEWING 1. THE WANTON AND INDISCRIMINATE DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, BY THE AMERICAN ARMY IN 1812 AND 1813... [caption title]. [Washington. 1858]. 16pp. The author was the attorney for the claimants seeking to reclaim land in East Florida. Scarce, with only five total copies in OCLC. SERVIES 4300. OCLC 1646102, 191313930. 3) Charles E. Sherman: AN EXAMINATION OF THE EAST FLORIDA TREATY CLAIMS.... Washington. 1860. 20pp. Only one copy accounted for in OCLC, at the University of Florida. SERVIES 4506. OCLC 1646077. 4) [U.S. House of Representatives]: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REPORT NO. 216. ROBERT HARRISON AND OTHERS. MARCH 3, 1859... [caption title]. [Washington. 1859]. 16pp. A favorable report for Harrison's lost interest claims, but it was overturned in the Court of Claims. Does not include the six-page minority report. Not in OCLC. SERVIES 4439. 5) Daniel Webster: OPINION OF THE HON. DANIEL WEBSTER ON THE FLORIDA CLAIMS, ARISING UNDER THE NINTH ARTICLE OF THE TREATY OF 1819 BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND SPAIN. Washington. [1849]. 25pp. Original printed wrappers. Only three copies in OCLC, none in Florida. SERVIES 3507. OCLC 28104356. 6) William Wirt: OPINION OF THE HON. WM WIRT, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES. [N.p., n.d.]. 4pp. printed on rectos only. Dated May 17, 1826, an offprint from Vol. 2, p.28 of OFFICIAL OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEYS GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES (1852). 7) Benjamin Franklin Butler: OPINION OF HON. B.F. BUTLER, ATTORNEY GENERAL. MRS. O'SULLIVAN'S CASE. [N.p., n.d.]. 2pp. printed on rectos only. An offprint from Vol. 3, p.217 of OFFICIAL OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEYS GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES (1852). 8) Isaac Toucey: OPINION OF HON. ISAAC TOUCEY, ATTORNEY GENERAL. [N.p., n.d.]. [1]pp. Dated Feb. 16, 1849, an offprint from Vol. 5, p.271 of OFFICIAL OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEYS GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES (1852). 9) Reverdy Johnson: OPINIONS OF HON. REVERDY JOHNSON, ATTORNEY GENERAL. [N.p., n.d.]. 5pp. printed on rectos only. Dated May 30, 1849, an offprint from Vol. 5, p.105 of OFFICIAL OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEYS GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES (1852). 10) CASE OF DE LA FRANCIA. [N.p., n.d.]. 2pp. printed on rectos only. A short summation of the case, from the same source as the four opinions just above from OFFICIAL OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEYS GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES (1852). 11) Charles E. Sherman: STATEMENT OF THE CASES OF THE ENCOMIUM AND COMET, SHOWING THE LEGAL MEASURE OF DAMAGES UNDER THE LAW OF NATIONS, FOR THE UNLAWFUL SEIZURE OR DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, AS SETTLED BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN IN 1839. Washington. 1852. 11pp. Only two copies located in OCLC, neither in Florida. Not in Servies. OCLC 25726609. 12) EAST FLORIDA TREATY CLAIMS. OPINIONS OF EX- SECRETARY THOS. EWING, HON. J.M. CARLISLE, HON WM. M. EVARTS. [Washington? 1871?]. 7pp. Original printed wrappers. Only two copies in OCLC, at Brooklyn Public Library and the State Library of Florida. SERVIES 5350. OCLC 1897215. 13) [U.S. Senate]: SENATE. MIS DOC. NO. 55. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. No. 197...UNITED STATES, APPELLANTS, VS. FRANCIS P. FERREIRA.... [Washington. 1860]. 97pp. "Petition of Francis P. Ferreira, Feb., 1850; papers relating to losses sustained by Pass at his estate, Sampson, 20 miles northwest of St. Augustine" - Servies. Not in OCLC. SERVIES 4524. 14) Charles E. Sherman: EAST FLORIDA TREATY CLAIMS. AN EXAMINATION OF THE NINTH ARTICLE OF THE TREATY OF 1819 AND OF THE ACTS PASSED TO CARRY IT INTO EFFECT.... Washington. 1875. [2],80pp. Original printed wrappers. Only three copies in OCLC, none in Florida. SERVIES 5915. OCLC 28264721, 78622618. 15) Charles E. Sherman: MEMORIAL TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, PRAYING THE FAITHFUL EXECUTION OF THE ACTS OF CONGRESS PASSED TO CARRY INTO EFFECT THE NINTH ARTICLE OF THE TREATY OF 1819, BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND SPAIN [wrapper title]. Washington. [1875]. 32pp. Original printed wrappers. Not in Servies or OCLC. 16) Charles E. Sherman: BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE LAW AND FACTS, SET FORTH IN THE MEMORIAL AND ACCOMPANYING PAPERS, SUBMITTED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, IN BEHALF OF THE CLAIMANTS, UNDER THE NINTH ARTICLE OF THE TREATY OF 1819 WITH SPAIN [wrapper title]. Washington. [1875]. 17pp. Original printed wrappers. Pencil annotations to front wrapper and first three pages of text. Only one copy in OCLC, at the Library of Congress. SERVIES 5914. OCLC 35262771. 17) Charles B. Collier: (PRIVATE PRINT.) FLORIDA TREATY CLAIMS. BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF "MEMORIAL." Philadelphia. 1878. 14pp. Original printed wrappers. Annotation of President Hays' ensorsement on the front wrapper. Only one copy in OCLC, at Florida State. SERVIES 6420. OCLC 44031183. 18) George F. Talbot: REPORT OF HON. GEORGE F. TALBOT, SOLICITOR OF THE TREASURY, IN FEBRUARY, 1877, ON A REFERENCE BY PRESIDENT GRANT, UPON THE EAST FLORIDA CLAIMS.... Washington. [1877]. 9pp. Original printed wrappers. Not in OCLC. SERVIES 6369. 19) William M. Evarts: [PRINTED LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT REGARDING CHARLES E. SHERMAN'S CLAIMS OF SPANISH SUBJECTS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES]. [Washington. 1878]. 2pp. The letter is dated Aug. 23, 1878. Not in Servies or OCLC. 20) Henry O'Connor: SUBJECT. MEMORIAL OF CHARLES E. SHERMAN, ESQ., IN BEHALF OF CLAIMANTS UNDER THE NINTH ARTICLE OF THE TREATY BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND SPAIN, OF 1819, KNOWN AS EAST FLORIDA CLAIMS.... [Washington. 1878]. 4pp. Only one copy in OCLC, at the University of Florida. SERVIES 6493. OCLC 1647225. 21) Charles E. Sherman: [BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE LAW AND FACTS, SET FORTH IN THE MEMORIAL AND ACCOMPANYING PAPERS, SUBMITTED TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, IN BEHALF OF THE CLAIMANTS, UNDER THE NINTH ARTICLE OF THE TREATY OF 1819 WITH SPAIN]. [Washington. 1875]. 17pp. Same text as number 16 above, but without the wrappers. Only one copy in OCLC, at the Library of Congress. SERVIES 5914. OCLC 35262771. 22) THE DUTY OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WITH RESPECT TO THE TREATY OF 1819, WITH SPAIN. Washington. 1880. 25pp. Original printed wrappers. "Authorities showing that it is the constitutional duty of the president to cause the ninth article of the Treaty of 1819, with Spain, to be executed..." - Servies. Not in OCLC. SERVIES 6751. OCLC. 23) Rutherford B. Hayes: EAST FLORIDA CLAIMS. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, IN RELATION TO THE UNSETTLED CLAIMS OF SPANISH INHABITANTS OF EAST FLORIDA DURING THE YEARS 1812 AND 1813 [caption title]. [Washington. 1880]. 2pp. Not in OCLC. SERVIES 6890. 24) Rutherford B. Hayes: MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, COMMUNICATING, IN COMPLIANCE WITH A RESOLUTION...IN RELATION TO THE NINTH ARTICLE OF THE TREATY OF 1819 BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND SPAIN [caption title]. Washington. 1880. 52pp. Includes previously unpublished correspondence on the East Florida claims. Only two copies in OCLC, at the University of Florida and the Virginia Law Library. SERVIES 6884. OCLC 1646407. 25) [Charles B. Collier]: SPAIN AND THE UNITED STATES. THE TREATY OF 1819. TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: SPAIN CALLS UPON THE UNITED STATES FOR THE FULFILLMENT OF THE NINTH ARTICLE OF SAID TREATY [wrapper title]. Washington. 1880. [2],68pp. Original printed wrappers. Just four copies in OCLC. SERVIES 6743. OCLC 1635381. 26) [U.S. House of Representatives]: EAST FLORIDA CLAIMS. FEBRUARY 14, 1881...THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS...HAVING HAD UNDER CONSIDERATION THE SPECIAL MESSAGE OF THE PRESIDENT...RELATING TO WHAT ARE KNOWN AS THE EAST FLORIDA CLAIMS... [caption title]. [Washington. 1881]. 14pp. "On the message of the President...claims should be paid, with reasonable allowance for damages resulting from delay. Draft of a bill to provide for the complete execution of the ninth article of the treaty of 1819 between the U.S. and Spain" - Servies. Only one in OCLC, at the State Library of Florida. SERVIES 7079. OCLC 156974300. 27) [U.S. Senate]: ACTION OF THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES ON THE SPECIAL MESSAGE OF PRESIDENT HAYES OF MARCH 1, 1880, REFERRING THE EAST FLORIDA TREATY CLAIMS TO CONGRESS FOR DECISION...TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 1881. EAST FLORIDA CLAIMS [caption title]. [Washington. 1881]. 3pp. "The President's message, Mar. 1, 1880...asked Congress to settle claims under the 9th article of the Treaty of Washington; the Senate felt the matter was the responsibility of the Executive department" - Servies. One copy in OCLC, at the State Library of Florida. SERVIES 7074. OCLC 21175563. A monumental collection of works relating to the East Florida land claims, ranging from incredibly rare to scarce. This collection was the personal copy of one of the lawyers involved in the struggle. An excellent resource for researching Spanish East Florida land claims.

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

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

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        HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE DE L'EGLISE CATHOLIQUE, 29 TOMES (COMPLET)

      Gaume Frères, Paris 1849 - RO40252139: 29 tomes d'env. 500-600 pages chacun. Auteurs, titres, tomaisons, caissons et filets dorés sur les dos. Filets dorés encadrant les plats. Tranches dorées. Etiquettes de code sur les couvertures. Quelques tampons de bibliothèque. Par l'Abbé Rohrbacher, Docteur en Théologie de l'Univ. Catholique de Louvain, Prof. au Séminaire de Nancy, etc. Du tome I (La création du monde et de l'homme) au tome 29 (Table générale). In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 270-Histoire et géographie de l'Eglise [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Galerie des personnages de Shakespeare EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Baudry, librairie européenne, 1849. Fine. Baudry, librairie européenne, Paris 1849, grand in 8 (26x17cm), relié. - First edition illustrated with 80 out text. Each piece has an engraving on steel and wood. The names on the engravings are Geofffroy, Verdeil, Rouargue, Harvey, but most beautiful steels and fine, the often wild imagination, are not signed. Blue Cardboard editor in full percaline with golden motifs, ornate back of a geometric tracery and foliage on a large flat romantic coaching cold and two different reasons, a representative Falstaff and the other with a composition a lyre, a medal ... A slightly emerged slip. Very nice copy, to the Immaculate paper, free of foxing. This edition is a pearl of romantic illustration. The quality of steel is often astounding. After Old Nick preface and two frontispieces, one for Shakespeare, the other for his characters, each piece is presented and commented by Amédée Pichot, engravings illustrating a passage of a room. The text which refers engraving is printed in English and French. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 80 hors texte. Chaque pièce possède une gravure sur acier et une sur bois. Les noms sur les gravures sont Geofffroy, Verdeil, Rouargue, Harvey, mais la plupart des aciers très beaux et très fins, à l'imagination souvent délirante, ne sont pas signés. Cartonnage d'éditeur Bleu marine en pleine percaline aux motifs dorés , dos très orné d'un entrelac géométrique et d'un feuillage , sur les plats un grand encadrement romantique à froid et deux motifs différents, un représentant Falstaff et l'autre une composition avec une lyre, une médaille... Un feuillet très légèrement ressorti. Très bel exemplaire, au papier immaculé, exempt de rousseurs. Cette édition constitue une perle de l'illustration romantique. La qualité des aciers est souvent stupéfiante. Après une préface de Old Nick et deux frontispices, l'un pour Shakespeare, l'autre pour ses personnages , chaque pièce est présentée et commentée par Amédée Pichot, les gravures illustrant un passage d'une pièce. Le texte auquel fait référence la gravure est imprimé en anglais et en français.

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        Mémoires d'Outre-tombe EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Penaud, 1849. Fine. Penaud, Paris 1849-1850, 13x21,5cm, 12 volumes reliés. - Original edition. Binders half sheepskin lees of wine back smooth decorated with double gold striping and cold, marbled paper plates, parts of title and volume number brown sheepskin, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, sprinkled edges, bindings the time. Our copy is exceptionally enriched with 26 of the 30 steel engravings by Staal of the illustrated edition of memoirs from beyond the grave which appeared the same year by the same publisher. In addition, our model includes an autograph letter Lovely group established in a beautiful contemporary binding, which is rare to encounter a fortiori as Clouzot enriched Staal steel engravings.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de premier tirage comportant bien l'avertissement et la liste des souscripteurs qui furent supprimés par la suite. Reliures en demi basane lie-de-vin, dos lisses ornés de doubles filets dorés et à froid, pièces de titre et de tomaison de basane brune, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, reliures de l'époque. Notre exemplaire est exceptionnellement enrichi de 26 gravures sur acier par Staal de l'édition illustrée des Mémoires d'Outre-Tombe qui parût la même année chez le même éditeur. En outre, notre exemplaire comporte une lettre autographe d'une page datée du 14 Août 1841, de la main de son secrétaire, Hyacinthe Pilorge et signée par Chateaubriand, dans laquelle ce dernier regrette de ne pouvoir intercéder en faveur de son correspondant auprès du pouvoir en place à l'égard duquel il s'est toujours montré indépendant malgré les avanies que cette distanciation a générée, enveloppe cachetée de cire jointe. Quelques rousseurs sans gravité. Précieux ensemble établi dans une belle reliure de l'époque, ce qui est rare à rencontrer selon Clouzot, à fortiori enrichi des gravures sur acier de Staal.  

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        Cosmos: A sketch of a physical description of the universe

      London: Henry G. Bohn 8vo (18.8 cm, 7.4"). 5 vols. I: Frontis., xvii, [1], ix, [1], 369, [3], 18, 40 (adv.) pp. II: xxi, 370–742, 16 pp. III: [6], 289, [1], 8, 32 (adv.) pp. IV: xv, [1], 291–601, [1], 7, [1], 32 (adv.) pp. V: viii, 500 pp.. 1849–58 Early edition of this ambitious translation, done by Elise C. Otté (with assistance from Benjamin Horatio Paul and William Sweetland Dallas for vols. 4 and 5, respectively) and first published in 1845 through 1848, with this edition being part of the "Bohn's Scientific Library" series. The work was written by German naturalist, explorer, and diplomat Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt, famed for his scientific observations of Latin America as well as for the present, groundbreaking overview of natural science. Humboldt's exploits and writings served as an inspiration for countless other scientists (including Charles Darwin), and his encyclopedic approach to describing our world as a whole, in terms of all of its natural phenomena, helped launch science's ongoing search for the unifying principles of the universe. This translation caused a bit of controversy: Tipped in at the front of vol. I is a printed rebuttal by Bohn of accusations made by the publisher of a rival translation by Mrs. Sabine, regarding the accuracy of Otté's work — which Bohn defends, of course. Publisher's embossed red cloth, spine with gilt-stamped title and series identification; spines sunned with heads and feet pulled (in one instance chipped), corners bumped, cloth with spots of minor discoloration; vol. V with binding darkened overall and cloth starting at heads of joints. Married set: Vols. I–IV each with institutional bookplate on front pastedown; vol. V from another set, with a different bookplate. Vols. I–IV institutionally rubber-stamped on front free endpapers and title-pages. Many signatures unopened in vols. I–IV; sewing starting to loosen in vol. V.

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        Nineveh and Its Remains: With an account of a visit to the Chaldaean Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yedzidis, or Devil-Worshippers; and an Inquiry into he Manners and Arts of the ancient Assyrians.

      John Murray, 1849-53, London, - Frontis. + half-title + xxx+ list of plates + 'errata' leaf + 889 pp. with numerous woodcut engravings, 2 folding maps & 3 folding plans, (1849). WITH: LAYARD's with over 200 woodcut engraved figs. & 10 full-page plates, 2 vols. (1849). WITH: LAYARD'S Discoveries in the Ruins of Babylon and Nineveh, with travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the Desert: being the result of a second expedition undertaken for the Trustees of the British Museum. 2 vols. bound in 1. Folding frontis. + xxiii + 1 pg. 'errata' + 686 pp. with numerous woodcut engravings 8vo. Hardback. (A trifle shelfworn at edges & several light, minor gauges to Vol. I at the top board; light foxing to just a few leaves; one short marginal tear to a frontispiece). Uniformly bound in full contemporary calf with 5 raised bands with green labels; gilt-extra spines; marbled endpapers & edges). Vol. I of 'Nineveh' is the FIRST EDITION published in 1849, while Vol. II is printed 'SECOND EDITION' at the title-page, also dated 1849. The 'Discoveries' volume is the FIRST EDITION. Laid-in at the front pastedown of Vol. I of 'Nineveh' is a 2-1/2 page letter (with 2 folds) where Layard discusses dealing with 'the Institution,' entirely in Layard's hand with a large, dark signature signed 'A. H. Layard,' (some pin holes at top margin of the first page, not affecting any of Layard's handwriting). A most attractive set of Layard's first and second expeditions. FIRST & SECOND EDITIONS. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mephistopheles. Nr. 1 – Nr. 85. Mit 85 ganzseitigen lithographischen Karikaturen.

      Hamburg (bis Heft 5) bzw. Wandsbek (ab Heft 6), Hoffmann und Campe 1848–1849. - Gr.–8°, 680 SS. (jedes Heft 8 Seiten), roter Halblederband der Zeit. (Hinterdeckel lichtrandig, Bezugspapier gering lädiert). Einige Hefte papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, wenige Flecken, eine Illustration mit kindlicher Kritzelei. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Die Lithographien nach Zeichnungen von J.Popper und C.Kiesel. Vorhanden sind die Hefte vom 2.4.1848 bis zum 11.11.1849. Die Zeitschrift erschien erstmalig von Januar bis Mai 1847, wurde dann von der Zensur verboten und erschien wieder vom 2.4.1848 bis zum 27.6.1852. Kulturhistorisch wichtiges satyrisches Wochenblatt. Bertheau S. 72–73 :"Das Blatt ist eine unerschöpfliche Quelle der bittersten und beißendsten Satire auf derzeitige hamburgische und allgemeine politische Ereignisse. Vielfach verboten und durch die Zensur unterdrückt. Zu den Mitarbeitern zählte der jugendliche Julius Stettenheim". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
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        Abbildung und Beschreibung der wichtigsten Futtergräser. Abbildung und Beschreibung der wichtigsten Futter- und Wiesenkräuter. Nebst Angabe ihrer Cultur und ihres Nutzens.

      Stuttgart und Esslingen, Schreiber und Schill 1849/1850.. Erstausgabe. 2 in einem Band. Gr. 8°. VI, 28 Seiten mit 14 farbigen Falttafeln und 63 getreu nach der Natur gezeichneten und colorirten Abbildungen. IV, 36 Seiten mit 50 getreu nach der Natur gezeichneten und colorirten Abbildungen auf 28 Tafeln. Halbleinen. Privateinband. Name auf Vorsatz. Stempel auf Titel in Band Futtergräser. Seiten altersbedingt braunfleckig. Die ersten 28 Seiten Wasserrandig. Einige Blattränder fingerfleckig.. Seltener Band der Wiesenkräuter von 1849, nach den Futtergräsern eingebunden.

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