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

        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]
 1.   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.]
 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Constitution of the State of California

      San Francisco: Printed at the Office of the Alta California, 1849. Octavo. (9 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches). Uncut. 19pp. Stitched, later red cloth four fold chemise, all within a red morocco-backed cloth slipcase, titled in gilt on the spine Provenance: Henry Lafayette Dodge (1810-1856, inscription dated 1850, U.S. Indian Agent in New Mexico, killed by Apache) The rare first separate printing of California's first Constitution: this is one of the most important and difficult to obtain state Constitutions, and includes the very rare three-page "Address" found in only a few copies. "The first appearance of the Constitution in book form and one of the earliest works printed in San Francisco" (Cowan). This copy contains the very rare final signature of leaves issued only with some copies, which comprise a three-page "Address to the People of California" (pages 17-19). The Eberstadts describe these last three pages as lacking from most copies, and it appears that many copies of the constitution were distributed before the "Address" had been printed. Section 18 of Article I (the "Declaration of Rights") bans slavery. "The text was a model of advanced, liberal, and democratic social and political thought" (Howell). California became a state in 1850. AII (California) 89; Cowan, p.140; Eberstadt 112:63a; Fahey 127; Graff 539; Greenwood 124; Howell 50:46; Jones 245; Libros Californianos (Wagner & Bliss lists); Streeter Sale 2553; Sabin 9998; Wagner California Imprints 37.

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


        Libyan Chain of Mountains, from the Temple of Luxor

      [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 #30).

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


        An Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour Round the Southern Coast of England Illustrated with Eighty-Four Plates, from Drawings by J. M. W. Turner R.A., W. Collins, R.A., William Westall, R.A., S. Prout, P. Dewint and Others

      London: Nattali, 1849. First edition.. Hardcover. 4to. (11.5 x 9.75 inches). pp.viii, 202. Full-page frontis plate and 48 further full-page plates, hors-texte. Numerous engravings laid in. 84 engravings in all, as called for. All engravings with tissue guards. Half morocco gilt, over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Foxing and offsetting to prelims and extrems, with scattered light foxing and offsetting to main textblock and engravings. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No inscriptions. A handsome copy. Very heavy book, requiring much extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
 5.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Dyeing and Calico-Printing

      Taylor, Walton, and Maberly, London 1849 - viii, 228, [8 ads] pp. 8vo. Green cloth boards with blind embossed borders to boards, gold titling to spine. Wear and scuffing to covers, previous owner's name in pencil as well as bookplate on front pastedown. Small, 1" tear at head of title page, light foxing within. Contains 21 printed fabric samples pasted in the text to illustrate the process being described. Colors sharp and clear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery, ABAA/ILAB]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Karnak

      [London: Day & Son, 1849. Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe, coloured by hand, mounted on card in imitation of a watercolour (as issued). Fine condition, apart from overall light toning, and slight cockling to paper. 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 #75).

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


        Versetzungs und Beförderungs-Urkunde für Dr. Nauck von Cottbus zum Director des Gymnasiums zu Königsberg / Neumark mit zusätzlicher Bestallungs-Urkunde des Magistrats von Königsberg.

      - Potsdam, 21. April 1849; ca. 35,5 (H) x 22 cm. Beförderungs-Urkunde des bisherigen Prorectors am Gymnysium zu Cottbus, Dr. Nauck, zum Director des Gymnysiums zu Königsberg durch König Friedrich Wilhelm, König von Preußen, datiert Potsdam, den 21. April 1849, mit dessen eigenhändiger Unterschrift und aufmontiertem großem papiergedecktem preußischem Blind-Präge-Siegel; der Urkunde ist ein elfzeiliger, kleingeschriebener Text per Hand eingefügt, aus dem u.a. hervorgeht, daß Dr. Nauck durch den Magistrat zu Königsberg gewählt wurde. Auf diese Urkunde wird vom König Bezug genommen und diese Bestallungs-Urkunde ist dem Patent mit Faden beigeheftet. Sie ist in einem etwas kleineren Format (33,5 x 21,5 cm) auf einem Stempelpapier zu einem halben Thaler (15 Gr.) ausgefertigt, handgeschrieben und nimmt 3 Seiten des gefalteten Bogens ein. In ihr wird beurkundet, daß der Magistrat der Königl. Neumärkischen Haupt- und Kreisstadt Königsberg als Patron des Friedrich-Wilhelms-Gymnasiums in Einverständnis mit dem Königl. Kompatronats-Kommissar Dr. Nauck zum Director berufen hat. Es folgen die aus der Berufung herrührenden Pflichten für den neuen Direktor sowie eine gewissenhafte Einkommens-Auflistung bis hin zur Pensionsberechtigung. Die Urkunde wird besiegelt mit dem Magistrats -Siegel der Stadt Königsberg und 7 Original-Unterschriften von Magistrats-Angehörigen (lesbar davon 5: Waldmann; Schlecht; Belitz; Hoffmann; Behrendt). Den Abschluß bildet die Unterschrift des Kompatronats-Kommissarius Kuntzemüller. - Patent mit Spuren alter Brief-Faltung (wurde wahrscheinlich als Faltbrief ehedem verschickt), sowie einer zusätlichen Querfaltung, etwas stärker gebräunt und angerändert; minimale Einrisse am Rand. - Insgesamt dennoch passabel erhalten. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Harald Holder]
 8.   Check availability:     ZVAB     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, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, 5th or later Edition. 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

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1 Books]
 9.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  


        [Jerusalem from the South] April 12th, 1839

      [London: Day & Son, 1849. Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe, coloured by hand, removed from original card. A fine example of David Roberts' monumental work on the Middle East: 'The Holy Land' and 'Egypt & Nubia', considered the greatest lithographically illustrated work 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) with hand- colouring (and originally 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]
 10.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Heck / Brockhaus Bilder-Atlas, Erstausgabe, 1849 (f. 500 Tafeln)

      F.A.Brockhaus 1849-1851, Leipzig - (Brockhaus) Systematischer Bilder-Atlas zum Conversations-Lexikon. Ikonographische Encyklopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste. Von Johann Georg Heck. Erstausgabe / 1.Auflage. 2 Tafelbände (alle 10 Abteilungen). Leipzig, F.A.Brockhaus, 1849-1851. Exemplar mit allen Abteilungen der Tafelbände in für die Zeit äußerst dekorativen Original-Halbledereinbänden: Rücken mit sechs Bünden, drei Flächen mit Blindprägungen sowie reichen Goldprägunge. Format ca. 23,5 x 32 cm (Quer Gr.8°). Band 1 mit den Tafeln der ersten vier Abteilungen, Band 2 enthält die Abteilungen 5-10. Mit 489/490 (von 500) Tafeln. Kriegswesen mit 45 von 51 Tafeln (174, 199, 229, 242, 254, 301 fehlen). Schiffbau und Seewesen mit 30 von 32 Tafeln (182, 216 fehlen). Religion und Cultus mit 31 von 30 Tafeln (die zusätzliche Tafel ist ebenfalls mit Abteilung VIII gekennzeichnet). Gewerbswissenschaft (Technologie) mit 34 von 35 Tafeln (280 fehlt). Wie auch den 22 Originalbildern zu entnehmenm ist die Rückenansicht ist überdurchschnittlich gut erhalten. Keinerlei Einrisse oder Fehlstellen. Außen berieben; Kanten & Ecken stärker. Buchschnitt sehr gut erhalten. Erwähnenswert ist am Papier des Deckelbezugs beim zweiten Band ein Fehlstück (s. Bild 22 in der Bilder-Galerie). Innen alles in sehr gutem Zustand. Bindung fest, keine losen oder eingerissenen Tafeln. Von den hanschriftlichen Nummerierungen abgesehen, keine Anstreichungen oder dgl. Seiten teils fleckig (überwiegend rückseitig) bzw. etwas braunrandig. Alle Bilder jedoch ohne nennenswerte Läsuren (alle Abbildungen sind Originalbilder). In diesem Zustand & in derart dekorativen Einbänden sowie mit nahezu allen Tafeln heute nicht mehr allzu häufig erhältlich. 7000 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lexikon und Enzyklopädie]
 11.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Temple of Isis on the roof of the Great Temple of Dendera

      [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 #66).

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


        The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia. [With:] Egypt & Nubia, from drawings made on the spot... With historical descriptions by William Brockedon

      London: F.G. Moon, 1849. 6 volumes, large folio. (23 7/8 x 17 inches). [Holy Land:] Mounted on guards throughout. 4pp. list of subscribers. Lithographic portrait of Roberts by C. Baugniet on india paper mounted, 3 hand-coloured mounted lithographic titles, 120 hand-coloured lithographic plates, all cut to the edge of the image and mounted on card in imitation of watercolours, as issued, all drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts. [Egypt:] Mounted on guards throughout. 3 hand-coloured mounted lithographic titles, 121 hand-coloured lithographic plates, all cut to the edge of the image and mounted in imitation of watercolours, as issued, all drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts, 1 engraved map. [Holy Land:] Contemporary green morocco gilt by Charles Lewis, the covers with an outer gilt border built up from numerous small tools including arabesques, stylised foliage, crescent moons, flowerheads, etc., the upper covers lettered in gilt with author and title, spines in six compartments with double raised bands, the bands highlighted in gilt, the second and third compartments lettered in gilt, the remaining compartments with repeat overall tooling using tools which echo those used on the covers, gilt turn-ins, cream glazed endpapers, gilt edges. [Egypt:] Contemporary red morocco gilt by Charles Lewis, the covers with an outer gilt border made up from fillets and roll tools, all surrounding an elaborate inner border tooled to a rococco design incorporating shells, scrolling styised foliage and irregularly-shaped panels with overall tooling of lattice work with small tools, the upper covers lettered in gilt with author, title and volume number, spines in six compartments with dou Provenance: Henry Christopher Robarts (1811-1880, armorial bookplate, subscriber); William Graves Perry (bookplate dated 1931) Very fine subscriber's copies of the deluxe hand-coloured editions of Roberts' monumental works on the Middle East: the Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia and Egypt. The greatest lithographically illustrated work of the 19th century, here in stunning contemporary bindings. Roberts' masterpiece was issued in 41 parts over seven years. 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." 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 theater 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 copyright to 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. It is clear that these two works should be considered as a set. They were supplied to the same original subscriber: H.C. Robarts, a London banker and evidently a collector of some taste. He employed the firm of Charles Lewis to bind the work, resulting in these unique and dramatic red and green highly-decorative bindings.

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


        Jahresbericht über die Fortschritte der reinen, pharmaceutischen und technischen Chemie, Physik, Mineralogie und Geologie. Unter Mitwirkung von H. Bulff, E. Dieffenbach, C. Ettling, F. Knapp, H. Will, F. Zamminer. Für 1847 ff.

       Giessen, Ricker`sche Buchh. 1849 ff. 1. Jg. 1847-62, 1865, 1867-69, 1871-77. (Insges. 27 Jgge. in 25 geb.). HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg.Tit. gestemp. Kanten berieb.Dazu: Register zu den Berichten für 1847 bis 1856. - Unter den Mitwirkenden befanden sich Justus Liebig , Hermann Kopp , Heinrich Will , Adolph Strecker , Alexander Nikolaus Franz Naumann, August Laubenheimer, Friedrich Bernhard Fittica, Guido Bodländer, Julius Tröger, Emil Baur u.v.a. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften, Zeitschriften, Chemie, Physik

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
 14.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        [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, 1849. 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.

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


        Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (Lot of 11 copies)

      White Lotus, Calcuta 1849 - Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (Lot of 11 copies) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: SEATE BOOKS]
 18.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Women of the Bible ?

      New York: D. Appleton, 1849. 18 steel-engraved hand-colored plates of female figures from Scripture after G. Staal, with accompanying essays. 214 pp. 4to. Bound in publisher's red morocco, gilt, with raised decorative beveled panels, previous owner's name ("Mary Anne Peck") stamped in gilt on the front cover, a.e.g. Joints skillfully repaired, some light toning to text. Staal, G. 18 steel-engraved hand-colored plates of female figures from Scripture after G. Staal, with accompanying essays. 214 pp. 4to. Staal's illustrations were used previously in a French edition. Here they are paired with 18 essays by American clergyman.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Mardi

      VG with no dj. First edition, first printing. in Two vols. New York, Harper & Bros 1849, 2 vols (365pp/xii-(actually viii) & p9-387pp & (i-blank) & 8pp-ads) very tall 12mo size, publisher's blind patterned black highly embossed cloth, occasional minor foxing, else internally crisp, covers of vol 2 moderately oxidized & top of cover of vol 2 rubbed, else VG. BAL #13658. MELVILLE, Herman-Mardi: and a Voyage Thither..

      [Bookseller: PinkyTheLee]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, FROM COMMODORE MATTHEW C. PERRY TO HIS NEPHEW, JAMES DeWOLF PERRY, CONCERNING A POLITICAL APPOINTMENT]

      The Moorings," near Tarrytown, N.Y., 1849. Quarto and octavo. Old fold lines. Bottom edge of second letter with some minor paper loss, affecting a few letters of text. Very minor soiling. Very good plus. Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858) writes to his nephew, James DeWolf Perry, concerning a political appointment James had asked his uncle to help him obtain. Both letters are accompanied by James Perry's retained drafts of the letters to which the Commodore is responding. In the first letter, dated Feb. 15, Perry writes that he will do all he can to secure the position in question, but will have to wait until the new administration has settled in: "I will write to my friend and neighbour Col. Webb who is now in Washington; he remains there until after the inauguration; he is one of the leading and most influential Taylor men, and will doubtless be disposed to advocate your interest. There is one thing however that will be necessary to prove and that is your political position, in the state. I am no party man myself, having always abstained from voting excepting and only one instance many years ago to support a personal friend, but I feel assured that the offices will all be given to Whigs or those that profess to be of that party. You had therefore better inform me that I may so mention it in my letter to Col. Webb, whether you are a good and available Whig; otherwise I doubt whether you would have any chance of succeeding." It seems, however, that actions were not fast enough. In the second letter, dated April 7, Perry writes that he has found the requested appointments are already filled: "I duly rec'd your letter explaining your reasons for the course adopted by you with respect to your late application for an appointment when I was informed that you and [your cousin] Grant were desirous of obtaining certain offices. I readily undertook to render any poor service I could in furtherance of the object but on reaching Washington I at once found that the matter of appointments to office was so arranged as to throw nearly the whole power into the hands of the Congressional delegations, and that the offices which you and Grant desired were already disposed of...." Matthew Perry had served in the Navy since before the War of 1812 and ably commanded the U.S. Naval force off the Mexican coast during the Mexican-American War. An expert on ordnance, his bombardment of the walls of Vera Cruz and his control of the coast made possible Winfield Scott's expedition to capture Mexico City. Perry would later gain lasting fame as commander of the fleet which opened Japan to the western world.

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


        Mardi: And a Voyage Thither

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1849 - 1st US Edition, 1st printing with all the requisite ads Second rear fly leaf in vol 1 excised (per usual practice) and in vol 2 partially excised. General light scattered foxing throughout text. Bit more to the interior gutters but overall a very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anniroc Books]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        NEUER PRAKTISCHER WEGWEISER FUR AUSWANDERER NACH NORD- AMERIKA IN DREI ABTHEILUNGEN

      Mainz, 1849. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid down. Scattered foxing. Paper restoration in upper margin of pp.1-2 in the first part, not affecting text. Overall, a very good copy. In a half morocco box. The second issue of Schmolder's work, the first having been published the previous year without the maps and one of the plates. Collations are otherwise identical, and it is possible that the same sheets were used. The author went overland from Missouri to California in 1843, and evidently worked with John Sutter on a scheme for colonization. This occupies the first part of the work, while the second is devoted to the Middle West, particularly Missouri and Texas, and the third to Iowa. Schmolder's advice to immigrants includes information regarding New Orleans as an entrance point. The map entitled "Die vereinigten Staaten von Nord-Amerika & Mexico..." is entirely handcolored, with the states and territories differentiated. The large "Topographische Karte von Iowa" shows the region along the west bank of the Mississippi River. Streeter's copy contained a map of the West in the first part, but it is almost never found with the book. A very rare work, of great importance to Continental immigration.

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


        EL UNIVERSO DESCRIPCION DE LA TIERRA E HISTORIA DE LOS VIAJES, VARIOS AUTORES 1849

      mprenta de Luis Tasso. Libreria Historica - Barcelona. Imprenta de Luis Tasso. Libreria Historica. 1849. Piel relieves y dorados. 26X17. 2VOL. 1277Pág las dos parte + 4h Los autores que intervienen en la obra son: Lamartine, Humbold, Chateaubriand, D'Urville, Ross, Dr D. M. Ortiz de la Vega, etc. Profusamente ilustrado de bellíssimas láminas grabadas de época. Muy buen ejemplar. Ref A-503 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Young Ladies Album. Henrietta O'Harris from her friend Jos. Barrett. Original Manuscript with lithographed illustrations.

      Charlestown / Boston 1849-1863. - Mit 12 lithographierten Farbtafeln. Ca. 80 Bll., verschiedenfarbiges Papier mit Blindprägestempel "Hubbards Norwich". 25 x 19,5 cm, Leder d.Zt. mit reicher Vergoldung auf Rücken und Deckeln, Goldschnitt (Rücken oben beschädigt und sauber restauriert; teils gering stockfleckig) * Schönes Poesiealbum aus Charlestown, Massachussetts (USA) für Henrietta O'Harris mit über 30 Eintragungen ihrer Freunde. Ein Eintrag aus jüngerer Zeit sagt, Henrietta "Etta" habe den Minister Jacobus Bruyn geheiratet. - Very nice early album amicorum from Charlestown / Boston for Henrietta O'Harris with more than 30 entries by her friends on colored paper, embossed "Hubbards Norwich". A later inscription says: Henrietta "Etta" Charlestown, Mass. married to Jacobus Bruyn - Minister. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Angela Sülzen]
 25.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        CLEMENT LORIMER; or, the Book with the Iron Clasps

      David Bogue, London 1849 - First edition, 280pp., frontispiece and 11 other full page illustrations by George Cruikshank, bound in original red cloth, edges and flat spine gilt decorated, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers, very slight chipping of cloth to foot of spine with corners somewhat worn, binding threads at spine wearing through cloth a bit, previous owner's name dated 1849, otherwise a very clean bright copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Antiquarian Shop]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Historia de la Revolución de Francia en 1848. Tomo III

      Imprenta de J. Rius, Valencia 1849 - Únicamente el tomo tercero de la célebre historia de Lamartine sobre los azarosos dias de la revolución de 148 en Francia, en los que él mismo tomó parte. El volumen está intonso, pero desencuadernado, aunque conserva las solapas en rústica originales. 247 páginas. Una obra realmente muy rara de encontrar hoy en dia. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Dickens]
 27.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Dry Leaves from Young Egypt:: being a glance at Sindh before the arrival of Sir Charles Napier. By an Ex-Political.

      London James Madden 1849 - Edward Backhouse Eastwick, 1814-1883, went to India in 1836, and with his ability with local languages was appointed to the Political department for Kattiawar and Sind. He returned to Europe in 1842 for reasons of ill health to become Professor of Hindustani at the East India College, Haileybury. This detailed narrative, based on the India Office records, remains the standard work on Sindh before Napier. A very good copy bound in contemporary full calf, spine a little rubbed. First edition pp.vii, 253, 2 lithograph plates, folding table. With presentation inscription from the author to Capt. Granville Jack.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
 28.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        11 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Besancon, 1849-1850. Zus. 13 S., 4°. Der in Paris geborene Mathieu „trat nach der Elementarausbildung eine Ausbildung zum Kaufmann in Lyon an. Darauf bildete er sich in Paris zum Staatsbeamten und Advokaten aus. Trotz einer Berufung durch die Familie Montmorency, trat er 1819 ins Seminar von St. Sulpice ein und wurde 3 Jahre später zum Priester geweiht. Als Sekretär des Bischofs von Evreux sollte er Seminare gründen, es fehlte jedoch am nötigen Geld, worauf Mathieu 1828 Priester und schon bald Großvikar in Paris wurde. Nach verschiedenen ungünstig ausgegangenen Wahlen wurde er 1832 zum Bischof von Langres erwählt und im folgenden Frühling geweiht. Vehement wehrte er sich gegen die von der Regierung geplante Aufhebung von vielen Bistümern. Durch seine Ernennung zum Erzbischof von Besançon (1834) trat er eine schwieriges Amt an. Denn durch die Haltung seines Vorgängers in der Julirevolution war der Klerus gespalten und Mathieu mußte dessen Einigkeit wieder herstellen. Sein Temperament, seine autoritäre Art und seine gallikanische Ausrichtung führten zu verschiedenen Spannung zwischen ihm und seinem Klerus, der in ländlichen Gebieten eher ultramontan gesinnt war. Die Freiheit des Unterrichts verlangte Mathieu für die bestehenden und neuerrichteten Ausbildungsstätten - darunter St. Francois in Besançon - seines Sprengels. Er unterstützte viele Kongregationen von Frauen, die in der Ausbildung oder in Pflegeberufen tätig waren. Um das verbreitete Simultaneum in Montbéliard zu verdrängen, ließ Mathieu 11 Kirchen für die Katholiken bauen. Mathieu war dem Papst sehr ergeben; trat im Senat für die weltliche Macht des Papstes ein, widersetzte sich aber dennoch lange Zeit der Einführung der römischen Liturgie. Sein Rat war trotzdem oft erfragt worden, so vor allem von Nuntius Garibaldi in Bischofsernennungen. Nicht zuletzt deshalb erhielt er 1850 die Kardinalswürde. Als Teilnehmer am Vatikanischen Konzil gehörte er zu den Gegnern der Infallibilität, unterwarf sich aber uneingeschränkt. Nach der Konzilsperiode nahm sein Einfluß in politischen Angelegenheiten rasch ab. - Mathieus Bedeutung lag in seiner politischen und kirchenpolitischen Rolle innerhalb Frankreichs“ (Biographisch-bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon V, 1013f.). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Mislin, Mathieu, Besancon, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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


        Sammlung der Gesetze für Erfindungs-Privilegien der sämmtlichen Staaten Europa\'s, der vereinigten Staaten von Nord-Amerika, und Holländisch West-Indien. Herausgegeben von Carl F. Loosey

      Wien Hof- u. Staats-Aerial-Druckerei 1849 Halblederband der Zeit, gr.-8°, VIII, 479 Seiten; Exemplar gestempelt; Einband mit Signaturetikett, altersgemäß berieben Loosey, Karl Friedrich Ritter von [seit1868] (1814-1870) vgl. ÖBL V, S. 311 / Frank Adelslexikon 1989 S. 398 Inhalt: Amerika USA, Anhalt Dessau, Anhalt Bernburg, Anhalt-Köthen, Baden, Bayern, Belgien, Bosnien, Braunschweig, Bremen, Dänemark, Frankfurt, Frankreich, Griechenland, Großbritannien, Hamburg, Hannover, Hessen-Kassel, Hessen-Darmstadt, Hessen-Homburg, Hohenzollern-Hechingen, Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Holländisch West Indien, Holstein, Jonische Inseln, Lippe-Detmold, Lippe-Schaumburg, Lucca, Lübeck, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Mecklenburg -Strelitz, Modena, Moldau, Nassau, Niederlande, Norwegen, Österreich, Oldenburg, Parma, Piacenza, Guastalla, Pfalz und Rheinbaiern, Polen, Portugal, Preußen, Reuß zu Schleiz, Reuß zu Ebersdorf, Reuß zu Greitz, Römische Staaten, Russland, Sachsen Königreich, Sachsen Altenburg, Sachsen Coburg Gotha, Sachsen Meiningen, Sachsen Weimar Eisenach, Sardinien, Schleswig, Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, Schweden, Schweiz, Serbien, Sizilien, Spanien, Toskana, Türkei, Waldeck Wallachei, Württemberg Versand D: 9,00 EUR Patentrecht Vergleich Europa Gesetzvergleich Abdruck der Gesetzestexte Recht Rechtsgeschichte

      [Bookseller: ANTIQUARIAT.WIEN Fine Books & Prints- Fl]
 30.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        A Record of the Black Prince

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

      [Bookseller: Barking Dog Books and Art LLC]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Autograph letter signed.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 33.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 34.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books]
 35.   Check availability:     Direct From Bookseller     Link/Print  


        The Mabinogion

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

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books (ABA-ILAB)]
 36.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Schmitz]
 37.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Kenneth Mallory Bookseller. ABAA]
 38.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

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

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


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

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

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
 40.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Pl 112 Californian Hare The Quadrupeds of North America

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

      [Bookseller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 43.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Astarloa]
 44.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


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


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.