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        Erinnerungen an den 9 monatl: Berliner Belagerungszustand.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Manuscript w/Biography - ALS - "Perfectly Pure Cocoa"

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

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

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

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

      New York. 1849. - 448pp. plus 10pp. of ads (two at the front and eight at the end). Frontispiece and engraved titlepage. Original blue cloth, stamped in blind. Spine faded. Later bookplate of noted American literature collector Jacob Chester Chamberlain. Minor scattered foxing. Very good. In a green half morocco slipcase. A rare variant state of the first printing of this landmark work, with blue cloth and 8 pages of advertisements at the end. 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, "aa." 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        MOTHER, THIS IS A SHORT NARRATIVE OF SOME OF THE OCCURRENCES DURING MY ABSENCE FROM YOU AND MY BELOVED RELATIVES [manuscript caption title]

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Mabinogion, from the Llyfr Coch o Hergest, and Other Ancient Welsh Manuscripts,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Pl 122 Canada Otter The Quadrupeds of North America

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

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        Pl 132 Hare Indian Dog. The Quadrupeds of North America

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

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

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

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        The History of England.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Rhododendron Setosum, Wall

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

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

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

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        MITCHELL'S REFERENCE AND DISTANCE MAP OF THE UNITED STATES

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

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

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

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

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

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        Art and Practice of Etching, The;

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

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

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

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        A New History of Texas; from the First European Settlement in 1692, Down to the Present Time, Together with a History of the Mexican War, Including Accounts of the Battles of Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, the Taking of Monterrey, the Battle of Buena Vista, with a List of the Killed and Wounded, the Capture of Vera Cruz, and the Battle of Cerro Gordo, with an Account of the Late Battles in and Near the City of Mexico; to which Is Added the Treaty of Peace with Mexico

      Cincinnati, (OH): George Conclin, E. Shepard's Steam Press, 1849. 12mo. 254 pp. Three wood engraved plates and a chapter head vignette. Recent half-cloth and marbled boards, printed spine label. Very good. Reprint (first published in 1840; reprinted in Cincinnati seven times through this edition). Howes S-998: "One of the most objective accounts of Texas affairs issued in the days of the Republic, written largely from personal knowledge. Later editions included account of the war between Mexico and the United States."

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

      London: E. Lloyd, 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. Contemporary half black roan and boards, spine chipped, joints starting; internally very good. 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

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        A RECORD OF THE BLACK PRINCE

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849. Minor chip to rear upper corner, but no cracking, rebacked in black niger morocco, the inner joints reinforced. Red paper on upper cover soiled and a bit faded. All-in-all quite a decent copy. 98p. 1 leaf ads. illustrated with six full-page chromolithographs after illuminated manuscripts, text printed in red and black in black letter. In a carved and pierced papier mache binding, pierced so that crimson paper shows through. One of the most successful of all the gift or table books of this period. McLean. Ray 233; McLean, Victorian Book Design, p. 104.

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

      New York: Baker and Scribner,. 1849. original drab boards, no spine label.. Boards worn and spotted, spine missing, considerable foxing to. endpapers and text block, a sound, good copy. (#152427). First edition. One of the earliest American lost race novels, and the first novel written by an American to be set in California. Seeking a route through the Sierra Nevada, the narrator finds "Aurifodina," a kingdom inhabited by an unknown race of golden haired people who have established a pastoral utopia and where gold is abundant and of little value. "This work is somewhat peripheral to the utopian tradition, but in the best tradition of the fantastic voyage to El Dorado." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, p, 144. "A satiric extravaganza ..." - Sabin 5350. See DAB. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 204. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 074. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 50. Reginald 01280. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Wright (I) 2030. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 1995. Cowan (1933), p. 477. Kurutz 490a.

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        The Cities and Wilds of Andalucia. Volume I + II.

      London Richard Bentley 1849 - Vol. I: in facsimile print VIII, 320 p. with view of the "Puerta de la carne". Vol. II: Original blind stamped cloth cover with title, autors name and decoration in goldprinting on back, book newly bound in original cover, pages and front view clean, front view "Puerta del Perdon" (cathedral of Seville), VI, 314 pages, 8°. First Edition. Murray describes his journey through "La provincia de Andalucia" her cities, country roads, the landscapes in between and the customes of its inhabitants of Vol. I: Cadiz, Puerto St. Maria, San Lucar de Barrameda, Sevilla, Minas de hierro de Pedroso, Cazalla; Vol. II. Cordoba, Andujar, Jaen, Baena, Granada, Malaga, Ronda, Archidona and Antequera. 0 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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., 1849. 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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        Cataìlogo de la Real Armeriìa.Madrid, Eusebio Aguado (royal printer), 1849. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With the arms of Queen Isabella II of Spain on the title-page and 10 numbered engraved plates with 435 marks of armourers, swordsmiths and others. Contemporary green half sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Palau 151405. First edition, in Spanish, of a catalogue of the royal armoury of Queen Isabella II of Spain, with descriptions of 2533 numbered items, followed by a 100-page dictionary giving lengthy definitions of hundreds of words relating to firearms, swords, crossbows, armour, fortification, heraldry, the armourer's art and other militaria. The plates show the marks that armourers, gunsmiths, swordsmiths and others stamped on their wares. Two appendices provide notes on Madrid gunsmiths and famous Toledo swordsmiths, the latter with a numbered list of 99 swordsmiths from the 16th through the 18th centuries, keyed to their marks in plate X.In very good condition, with the title-page slightly wrinkled. The paper on the boards shows a few scuff marks and the corners are bumped, but the binding is otherwise also very good. A wealth of detailed information on Spanish arms and armour.

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        Travailleurs et proprietaires. Par Victor Borie, ancien redacteur en chef de l'Eclaireur de l'Idre. Avec une introduction par George Sand

      Michel L?vy, Paris 1849 - In 16, pp. (4) + 136 + (2). Br. ed. muta. Ed. orig. dell'opera piu' rilevante di questo economista e studioso di cose agricole, oggi perlopiu' noto per essere stato uno degli amanti di Geoge Sand. Contiguo al filosofo socialista Leroux, fu coinvolto da questi nella realizzazione di un giornale di impostazione comunista: 'L'eclaireur de l'Idre'. Nel 1849 venne poi condannato a un anno di prigione per il tentativo di fondare un altro giornale rivoluzionario, 'Le travailleur de l'Idre'. Fuggito in Belgio, rientro' in Francia nel 1852 per scontare la pena. Successivamente, anche su influenza delle posizioni economiche di Bastiat e Say, passo' da essere fiero avversario delle posizioni libero scambiste, in particolare in materia di cereali, a sostenitore del libero scambismo. Restano comunque le parole con cui George Sand presenta Travailleurs e proprietaires nel 1849: 'Mais le communisme, lorsque il aura trouve' sa formule c'est a' dire lorsqu'il ne sera plus la moitie' d'une verite' [.] il y apportera l'e'quilibre qui manque a' la socie'te'.'. ITA

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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.

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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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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