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        Casa de Pilatos. Patio del Palacio del Duque de Medinaceli. De la obra Album Sevillano.

      Sevilla, 1849. - Imagen 42 x 31 cm. Papel 56 x 64 cm. Cuatro pequeñas restauraciones hábilmente realizadas en márgenes blancos. Excelente estado.

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        Mardi: And a Voyage Thither In Two Volumes

      Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York, 1849, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: None Issued, First EditionThe is the First American Edition. Size: 12mo. This is a mixed set of the First American Edition with Volume I being three quarters gilt stamped leather and black pebbled cloth over boards, and the second volume green gilt stamped and blind stamped cloth over boards. Volume I has marbled end papers, XII, 13-365pages; Volume II has yellow glossy end papers, XII, 9-387 pages, 8 pages advertisements. Leather along side of spine of Volume I is worn, pages lightly toned; otherwise interior is clean with no writing, marks or foxing, and the binding is sound. Volume II is bumped with some wear at head of the spine, foxing on end papers, interior pages lightly toned; otherwise, interior is clean with no writing, marks or foxing, and the binding is sound. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 006466.

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        OREGON AND CALIFORNIA IN 1848: With an Appendix, Including Recent and Authentic Information on the Subject of the Gold Mines of California, and Other Valuable Matter of Interest to the Emigrant, etc

      NY: Harper & Brothers, 1849. First edition. Moderate wear to edges of covers, short tears to spine ends, short split at top of rear joint of first volume, some faint stains to covers, scattered foxing to text and plates, piece at top of final blank leaf in first volume missing, original yellow coated endpapers present and in very good condition with all hinges intact. Map with creases at folds, minor foxing, short mend to verso at first fold. Book and map quite presentable overall.. 2 volume set, original pale rose cloth with boards stamped in blind and gilt titles on spines, small octavos, pp (x), (13)-393; (xiii), 14-379. 8 + 4pp catalogues at rear of second volume. Frontispiece and 5 engraved plates in each volume. 18.75" x 16" folding map tipped in at first text page in first volume. Quite scarce complete with map in original cloth. Besides the author's narrative of his own overland trek, the work contains the first published account of the Donner Party. An appendix of about 110 pages in the second volume "The Gold Regions of California" was prepared "While the first portion of this work was passing through the press . . ." in response to reports of the discovery of gold in California. The text includes accounts by Thomas O. Larkin and Walter Colton, et al, as well as practical information for the prospective argonaut. The J. H. Colton "Map of California, Oregon, Texas, and the Territories adjoining with routes, etc." depicts the region west of Independence, MO to the Pacific and from the northern border of the United States to Baja California, with the California gold region highlighted in yellow. Kurutz 632a; Graff 4143; Howes T-224; Sabin 95630; Wheat "Transmississippi West" vol. 3, p. 75; Zamorano 80 #74.

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        Note sur la vitesse de propagation de l';agent nerveux dans les nerfs rachidiens" in Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Academie des Sciences", Tome 30, 1850, pp. 204-206

      FIRST EDITION OF AN IMPORTANT NERVE EXPERIMENT BY HELMHOLTZ THAT MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE FIELD OF 'NEUROPHYSIOLOGY.' Helmholtz "was the first scientist to make precise measurements of nervous action" (Schmidgen, Origins of Psychophysiological Time Experiments, 1). "In 1849, while at Königsberg, Helmholtz measured the speed at which the signal is carried along a nerve fibre. At that time most people believed that nerve signals passed along nerves immeasurably fast. He used a recently dissected sciatic nerve of a frog and the calf muscle to which it attached. He used a galvanometer as a sensitive timing device, attaching a mirror to the needle to reflect a light beam across the room to a scale which gave much greater sensitivity. "Helmholtz reported transmissions speeds in the range of 24.6 - 38.4 meters per second" (Wikipedia). "Many physiologists had assumed it to be instantaneous, or comparable to the speed of light, but Helmholtz clocked the nervous impulse at less than 100 miles an hour. Clearly the case for regarding animal - and human - nervous systems as scientifically intelligible mechanisms was strong. "Amongst historians of physiology, it is understood that Hermann von Helmholtz's work on the propagation speed of nervous stimuli constitutes the beginning of a branch of research that, in the following years and decades, became known as 'nerve and muscle physics' and, in more recent times, has been labeled 'neurophysiology'" (Boden, Mind as Machine, 1). ALSO IN THIS VOLUME: The first edition of Foucault's determination of the velocity of light, here proving that light travels more slowly in water than in air. CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete volume. Ex-libris bearing only a deaccessioned stamp on the back of the title page and slight ghosting at the spine where a spine level has been removed. 4to (11 x 8 inches; 275 x 200mm). [6], 886, [2]. Bound in clean full blue cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Solidly and tightly bound. Very occasional toning, otherwise clean and bright throughout.

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        Byron's Tales and Poems [Decorated Leather]

      Carey and Hart, Philadelphia 1849 - Full leather with gilt cover & spine decorations and titles. All edges gilt. Illustrated with plates, each with tissue guard. Rubbing to leather edges. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Foxing (see photos). Very very rare edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        First Welland Regiment Military Captain Commission for Thomas C. Street signed by Elgin Kincardine

      1849. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. 13 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches, was folded twice now flat, printed form with manuscript writing on both sides. faded seal on top right of one panel. Some agetoning of very light blue paper otherwise very good condition.First Welland Regiment Military Commission bestowed upon Thomas C. Street by the Governor General of British North America, Nova Scotia, PEI, etc. - James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine & signed by him. - Thomas Clark Street, son of Samuel like his father was a ruthless land and mortgage accumulator and businessman with interests in grist, textile and sawmills. While independently minded he is generally considered a solid Family Compact Tory. He rose to Lieutenant-Colonel of the Welland Militia, was a trustee of Trinity College, President of the Niagara Falls Suspension Company, etc. When he died in 1872 he left an estate of between 3 to 4 million, regarded as the largest of his time in Ontario. In 1846, Lincoln County was divided and Welland County was formed with three battalions of militia. The militia "regiments" were renamed "battalions".James Bruce 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine implemented responsible government in the Province of Canada, transferring executive and legislative powers to Canada during his pivotal years as Governor-in-Chief from 1847 to 1854. He also refined the role of Governor General of British North America by promoting intercolonial co-operation and negotiating the Reciprocity Treaty of 1854 on behalf of all the colonies.

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        Curso completo de arte y de Historia militares.Obra dogmatica,literaria y filosofica para uso de lso alumnos de la Escuela Militar de Sain - Cyr. 6 Tomos en 3 Volumenes

      Establecimiento Tipográfico Militar, Madrid 1849 - pasta española bien conservada, lomo con tejuelo y ruedas doradas cortes pintados, mapas plegados. . 2404 págs.

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        Odezwa do S?owian Przez Ruskiego Patriot? Micha?a Bakunina Cz?onka Zjazdu S?awia?skiego w Pradze. [Appeal to the Slavs by a Russian Patriot, Mikhail Bakunin, Member of the Prague Slavic Congress.]

      A. Wiede (Ernst Keil), Koethen (Leipzig) 1849 - First Polish edition (second overall). Papered spine. Light foxing. 40 p. The proclamation was first published in German, in December 1848 and it followed, presumably in a few weeks, the Polish edition. Early, scarce and important work of the founder of anarchism. Bakunin (1814-1876) was member at the Pan-Slav Congress which was held in Prague, on June 2, 1848 and ended 10 days later when Austrian troops bombarded the city. After the event he wrote "Appeal to the Slavs", in which he proposes that Slav revolutionaries unite with Hungarian, Italian and German revolutionaries to overthrow the three major European autocracies, the Russian Empire, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia. However this work is not merely a statement of Bakunin's Pan-Slavism but in many ways it anticipates his later anarchist attitudes (e.g. the peasants as revolutionary force; the destruction of the bourgeois social order; anti-parliamentarianism; federalism) and his commitment for the social revolution that - in his view - must be total, and take precedence over the political revolution. "Appeal to the Slavs" considered as the first call in history for the destruction of the Austrian Empire and the building of a Slav state on it's ruins. No copy located in the USA according to WorldCat. [Bibl.: Voegelin, E.: Anamnesis: on the Theory of History and Politics. Vol. 6. Baton Rouge. Louisiana State University Press, 2002.; Carr, E. H.: Michael Bakunin. London. Macmillan, 1937.].

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        Das deutschkatholische Glaubens-Bekenntnis erläutert in einer Reihe von Predigten 1. Ausgabe

      München, bei Georg Franz, 1849.. 292 S. 8° Vinyl (Zustand: ) Hülle:. ANGEBUNDEN: Franz Jakob Schell - Die Nothwendigkeit des Deutschkatholicismus nach Ausweis der geschichtlichen Entwicklung des Christenthums (dargestellt in einer Reihe von Predigten) (München, Verlag Georg Franz, 1850, 1. Ausgabe, 242 S.) (Die Predigten hielt Schell zwischen 6. Mai 1849 und 9. Dezember 1849) (SELTEN)

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        A lengthy passage from an early draft of Thoreau's Cape Cod , with 145 words about Provincetown in his hand, fulfilling one of the great declarations he made in Walden: "Man can never have enough of nature."

      "Autograph Manuscript, 1 page, 7.5"" x 9.75"", [Concord, Massachusetts, c. October 1849], being a leaf bearing an early draft of a passage from his book, Cape Cod. The manuscript has been laid-in to a larger sheet, which in turn has been tipped in the first volume of The Writings of Henry David Thoreau (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1906), 20 volumes, octavo, bound in green cloth with paper labels affixed to spines. Limited ""Manuscript Edition,"" hand numbered as 544 of 600 editions printed. Boards toned at edges, spines cracked but intact, pages largely uncut and toned at ragged edges. The manuscript which accompanies the book set bears 145 words in Thoreau's hand which he most likely wrote during the first of four trips he made to Cape Cod between 1849, and 1857. Only four articles from that work appeared in print during Thoreau's lifetime?"published in the summer and early fall of 1855 in Putnam's Monthly Magazine. The balance appeared in print in 1865: two years following Thoreau's death, edited by his sister Sophia. The manuscript passage reads, in most part: ""So we went on to Race Point the extremity of the Cape - & finally to Provincetown at night ?" where the mackerel fleet had arrived before us and we counted 200 goodly looking schooners at anchor in the harbor ?" the same which we had now ... yes black ships under bare poles[.] This was that city of canvas which we had seen hull down in the horizon. After spending a day in the desert behind Provincetown?"which I have no time to describe we returned to Boston in the steamer. So we took leave of Cape Cod and its inhabitants. For the most part we saw only the back sides of the towns, but our story is true as far as it goes, and let not the inhabitants take offence because the whole is not told. We cannot say how their towns look in the face to one ..."" In the manuscript, Thoreau continually uses the pronoun ""we"", referring to a friend and walking companion, William Ellery Channing, who accompanied the author on his first visit to the Cape in October 1849. The pair travelled by rail to Sandwich, where they disembarked to hike northward along the beaches to Provincetown. (Hence they were only able to observe the ""back sides of the towns"" as noted in the present manuscript). Thoreau and Channing then returned to Boston on the steamer from Provincetown, as noted in Thoreau's manuscript passage. Only portions of this draft appear in the final work published in 1865. His initial impressions of the great mackerel fleet survive in the most intact state: ""The mackerel fleet had nearly all got in before us, it being Saturday night, excepting that division which had stood down towards Chatham in the morning; and from a hill where we went to see the sun set in the Bay, we counted two hundred goodly looking schooners at anchor in the harbor at various distances from the shore, and more were yet coming round the Cape. As each came to anchor, it took in sail and swung round in the wind, and lowered its boat. They belonged chiefly to Wellfleet, Truro, and Cape Ann."" This passage appears on page 198 in volume four of the present set of books. Thoreau's likening of the great beaches on the Cape to a vast desert is a continual refrain throughout Cape Cod, especially the vast expanse of beach north of Provincetown?"a characterization strikingly apt to anyone who has visited the dunes of the northern Cape. Literary scholar Philip F. Gura observed that Cape Cod has, at its ""center Thoreau's encounters with the wilderness he so movingly describes in the penultimate chapter of Walden, where he speaks of man to 'need to witness [his] own limits transgressed.' 'Man can never have enough of nature,' he observes, and 'must be refreshed buy the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and Titanic features, the seacoast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder cloud, and the rain which lasts three weeks and produces freshets.'"" Gura concludes, ""Thoreau's accounts ... thus can be read as elaboration ?" indeed, as further considerations ?" of the Walden experience."" (Philip F. Gura, ""'A wild, rank place': Thoreau's Cape Cod,"" Joel Myerson, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Henry David Thoreau, 1995, p. 148)."

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        The Document History of the State of New York Volume 1 to 4

      WEED, PARSONS & CO, ALBANY 1849 - The Document History of the State of New York Volume 1 786 pages. The Document History of the State of New York Volume 2 1211 pages. The Document History of the State of New York Volume 3 1215 pages. The Document History of the State of New York Volume 4 1144 pages. Numerous fold out maps through out all volumes large fold out map province of New York has 3 inches tear along title not affecting drawn map. Ltihograph maps by Richard H. Pease Engraved & printed by J.E. Gavit & J. Duthie. Additional shipping required. DATE PUBLISHED: 1849 EDITION: 786 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thirty Plates illustrative Of Natural Phenomena, Etc. With Short Description Annexed To Each Plate

      , London: Published by The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, , 1849 , title page, plus 30 pages printed on one side only, each page has a hand-coloured engraving of a breath-taking natural event, such as the Aurora Borealis, Fingal's Cave, Niagra Falls and other phenomena, descriptive text below each illustration

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        A BOOK OF ORNAMENTAL GLAZING QUARRIES Collected and Arranged from Ancient Examples

      John Henry Parker, London 1849 - pp. 31; [3] + 112 hand-coloured plates with tissue guards 103-107. Original red cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine, blind stamped decoration to the boards, carefully rebacked with the original spine laid on, a little general wear and rubbing. Contents clean and tight, replacement front end paper, no inscriptions; plates 103-107 with small chip to top blank margins, letterpress and plates clean without foxing. A very good copy. Scarce. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Deutschland, Königr. der Niederlande, Königr. Belgien und die Schweiz

      . nebst Theilen der angränzenden Länder bis Oxford, Portsmouth, Havre, Tours, Lyon, Genua, Bologna, Pesth, Warschau, Königsberg, Odense etc. Nach Adolf Stieler's Entwurf. Zum Reisegebrauch eingerichtet und, mit Bezeichnung der Eisenbahnen, Chausseen, Eilwagen- und Extrapost-Routen, unter Mitwirkung von F.M. Diez, gemeinschaftlich gezeichnet von F. von Stülpnagel und J.C. Bär. Nebst Uebersicht der hauptverbindungsstrassen durch ganz Europa zu Lande und zu Wasser. Gotha: Justus Perthes 1849. Folded map 106,5x86,5 cm in publisher worn blindtooled cloth-cover with title printed in gold (13,5+22,2 cm)..

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        Mirror of Olden Time Border Life; Embracing a History of the Discovery of America Also History of Virginia also History of the Early Settlement of Pennsylvania

      Abingdon, Virginia: S.S. Miles, 1849. Quarter Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Title continued: "To which are added, Personal Narratives of Captives and Escapes . . . Together with Numerous Sketches of Frontier Men." See Howes P622 and Sabin 65719, which notes this edition has "some material omitted, and much more added" than a previous version published under a different title. Complete with 700 pages including a 10-page preface and table of contents. 14 b/w plates (8 full-page and 6 folding) plus 2 half-page illustrations. Clean pages; old gift inscription in pencil on title page. Rebound with new endpapers. Almost no wear to cover.

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        TA., Neues Schloß, Ansicht auf einem Lehrbrief der Wagner für Andreas Hasenauer von Vaihingen, "Königreich Würtemberg. Oberamts Stadt Vaihingen. Lehrbrief ..".

      . Lithographie ( anonym ), dat. 1849, 28 x 40. Selten! Die Ansicht im Format: 13 x 26 cm. umgeben von einer doppelreihigen Wappenleiste württembergischer Städte. Darunter der ausgefüllte Lehrbrief und Stempel der Stadt Stuttgart. Sehr gut erhalten. Mit alten Längs- und Querfalten.

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        Cosmos : a sketch of a physical description of the universe / by Alexander von Humboldt ; translated from the German by E.C. Otte [4 volumes]

      London : H.G. Bohn, 1849-1852, 1849, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formVery good copies professionally recased with the original spine laid back. Slight suggestion only of dust-dulling and rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Volume 4 is an unopened copy with unopened pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description: 4v : front. (port.) tables ; 19 cm. Subjects: Cosmography -- Science -- History -- Astronomy -- Physical geography. Series: Bohn's scientific library. Notes: Vols. 1-2 and 3-4 are paged continuously. Lacking volume 5. On title page of v. 4: Tr. from the German by E.C. Otte and B.H. Pau. Publisher's ads bound in at beginning and end of each volume. Vols. 1 & 2 published 1849, vol.3: 1851, vol.4: 1852.

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        Icones Florae Germanicae et Helveticae simul Pedemontanae, ... Volumen XI-XII.

      Lipsiae, F. Hofmeister, 1849-1850. 2 volumes (bound in 1). 4to. pp. (4), 32; (4), 34, with 211 engraved plates (numbered 521-620; 621-731). Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering. Stafleu & Cowan 8885 (with exact collation). The complete volumes XI & XII of the uncoloured edition with the text in Latin, dealing with Coniferae, Taxineae, Cytineae, Santalaceae, Elaeagneae, Thymelaeaceae, Salicineae, Betulineae, Cupuliferae, Urticaceae, Aristolochiaceae, Laurineae, and Dipsaceae. A bit foxed.

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        In 1849, a 28-year-old Michigan man writes to his grandfather about his brother-in-law going to California with "Gold fever", the recent presidential election, and the Wilmot Proviso

      "Autograph Letter Signed ""Constant Luce"", four full pages, 7.25"" X 12.25"", front and verso. Monroe (Michigan), January 30, 1849.To his grandfather. Lengthy letter covering many topics of the time in addition to family news. His sister Mary ""will live with me this year for Mr. Adams has gone to California. He started two weeks ago. Yesterday for Washington on his way he goes out as agent of a company that he got up in this place... before he started he got a letter from Genl Cass to President Polk which I saw and should think was a very strong letter. Mr. Felch our Senator in Congress is an old and intimate friend of his...I think with all of this he will succeed in getting something to do in that land of promise...The Gold fever rages in this western country...I think it is not more than an average for the State which would make about five thousand and if the rest of the United States should send such a proportion it would send between two three hundred thousand people from the United States alone in six months but if one half of that number goes the Wilmot Proviso need not be passed...I see by your letter you take our defeat of last fall by Old Zach [Zachary Taylor] rather cooly.; I am glad you do but it is hard for me to but we shall have to stand it for four years and I think we can as well as the Whigs can and better than some they don't all like it...hope all of the free Soilers will get full satisfaction get what they deserve, but there is no use in crying for spilt milk.; I presume that this letter will put you in mind of President Polks message or Tom Bentons defense of Fremont..."" In 1841, explorer John C. Fremont married Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benson's daughter. Benton's influence enabled Fremont to map much of the territory between the Mississippi valley and the Pacific Ocean in the 1840's. Alpheus Felch represented Michigan in the Senate from 1847-1853. The Wilmot Proviso, introduced by Congressman David Wilmot in 1846, as a rider to an appropriations bill, would prevent the introduction of slavery in any territory acquired from Mexico.; It never passed. In the Civil War, Constant Luce served as Captain, 4th Michigan Infantry Regiment, enlisting an 1861 at age 40. Folds. Fine condition."

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        Zoologia Typica, or Figures of New and Rare Mammals and Birds, Described in the Proceedings, or Exhibited in the Collections of the Zoological Society of London

      London: Published by the Author. 1849. First Edition. Hardcover. viii + seventy superb hand colored lithographs with relative descriptions. Brown half morocco, spine with raised bands, lettered in gold and stamped in blind. Illustrated title. Top edge gilt and others uncut. Some scuffings to the leather, small, old mend to the lower edge of the illustrated title not affecting the image. Uncommon. Apparently only 250 copies printed. ; Folio .

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        Tableau méthodique et descriptif des Mollusques terrestres et d'eau douce de l'Agenais.

      Paris, J.B. Baillière/ Agen, chez l'auteur, 1849. 8vo. pp. 209, (4), with 4 handcoloured lithographed plates. (Together with:) IDEM. Malacologie terrestre et d'eau douce de la région intra-littorale de l'Aquitaine. Paris, Baillère, Savy, 1867. pp. 30, (1), 1 lithographed plate. Contemporary green half calf, gilt lettered spine. A presentation copy by the author to 'Monsieur le professeur Milne-Edwards de l'Institut'. Rare monographs on fresh-water and terrestrial mollusca. The last monograph also appeared in the 'Actes de la Soc. Linn. de Bordeaux, tome xxvi, 2'. //E. Caprotti p. 27. See also 'Uit de schelp gekropen' no. 64.

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        Genera et species curculionidum et catalogus.

      . Paris, H. Jekel, 1849. Small 8vo. 279 pp., later green cloth, original printed wrappers bound in.* Very rare catalogue and list of species and genera by the famous Swedish entomologist Carl Johan Schönherr (1772 - 1848) commissioned by the Societe Entomologique de France. See Horn-Schenkling under Jekel, H. no. 11134. The title page was previous stuck to the front board with some loss and it is much browned. Bookplate on front pastedown and vague library stamp on title page. The same author published the famous and rare "Genera et species Curculionudum in 8 vols. (1833-1844)" of which this might be a precursor or a part. Horn-Schenkling, 11134..

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        Jericho

      London 1849 - Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' "The Holy Land", a fine example in good condition, colours clean and bright. Dimensions: 340 by 495mm. (13.50 by 19.50 inches). David Roberts' magnificent images of Egypt and the Holy Land rank amongst the finest topographical views of the nineteenth century. Roberts made a two-year journey to the Middle-East commencing in 1838, and whilst there executed numerous watercolours from which the finest were selected for the publication; The lithographs were executed by Louis Haghe. In order to help fund the project, Roberts produced a deluxe subscription edition, from which this lithograph was taken, which is notable for being the only edition to have original hand-colour, which would have been executed under the direction of the artist. Abbey 385

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        Sidon. Looking towards Lebanon.

      London 1849 - Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' 'Holy Land'. Dimensions: 325 by 485 mm. (12.75 by 19 inches). David Roberts' magnificent images of Egypt and the Holy Land rank amongst the finest topographical views of the nineteenth century. Roberts made a two-year journey to the Middle-East commencing in 1838, and whilst there executed numerous watercolours from which the finest were selected for the publication; The lithographs were executed by Louis Haghe. In order to help fund the project, Roberts produced a deluxe subscription edition, from which this lithograph was taken, which is notable for being the only edition to have original hand-colour, which would have been executed under the direction of the artist.

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        Letters addressed to H R H the Grand Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha, on the Theory of Probabilities,

      London: Charles & Edwin Layton,, 1849. as applied to the Moral and Political Sciences (...) Translated from the French by Olinthus Gregory Downes. Octavo. Original purple cloth, spine lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. A little foxing. A very good copy in the original cloth. First edition in English, originally published in French at Brussels in 1846. An inscribed presentation copy from the translator, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "R. Biddulph Esq./ with the Translator's/ Respectful Comp[limen]ts". A pioneering work on probability and social statistics by the Belgian astronomer and mathematician Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874), who was "enormously influential in his day, in Britain and France as well as in his native Belgium. The distinguished astronomer Sir John Herschel (...) helped circulate his ideas in Britain, notably giving Quetelet's book on probability an extensive review in the Edinburgh Review (...) Interestingly another social scientist of the day, Karl Marx, was a Quetelet devotee" (Lynn McDonald (ed.), Florence Nightingale on Society and Politics, Philosophy, Science, Education and Literature, 2003, p. 12).

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        The Whale and his Captors;

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1849. or, The Whaleman's Adventures, and the Whale's Biography, as gathered on the homeward cruise of the "Commodore Preble". Octavo. Original red cloth, boards with large blind stamped decoration, gilt stamp of a sailing ship on front board, neatly rebacked preserving the original spine, boards glazed. Wood engraved frontispiece and 16 plates. Corners rounded, hole through p. 31 affecting a few letters, closed-tear across text at p. 207, some light soiling and foxing. First edition, rare: OCLC locates only 10 copies; there are apparently no copies in British and Irish institutional libraries. Henry Theodore Cheever (1814-1897) was an American theologian and acquaintance of Herman Melville; The Whale is a record of his experiences onboard a whaling ship returning home to Boston from the Hawaiian Islands recounting "tales of whaling in the waters off New Zealand, near Rio de la Plata, and in the Arctic Sea" (Hill). It is a major source book for Moby-Dick (1851), see Encyclopaedia of American Literature of the Sea and Great Lakes, 2001, p. 77. Hershel Parker, in his biography of Melville, suggests that Cheever was also the author of an anonymous stinging review of Moby-Dick in the Congregalionalist organ , the New York "Independent" (Herman Melville: a biography, 2002, p. 25). An inscribed presentation copy from the author's daughter, Elizabeth Bancroft Cheever: nine line inscription on a preliminary blank leaf, to a friend, dated Westbrook [Maine] May 1856.

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        Zell am See

      . Zeller See. Tonlithographie v. L. Rottmann nach G. Pezolt aus "Salzburg und seine Angraenzungen" Salzburg 1849, 21,5 x 27,5 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nebehay-W. 502, 1.Bd. 80 - Leicht stockfleckig.

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        WANDERING SKETCHES OF PEOPLE AND THINGS IN SOUTH AMERICA, POLYNESIA, CALIFORNIA, AND OTHER PLACES VISITED, DURING A CRUISE ON BOARD OF THE U S SHIPS LEVANT, PORTSMOUTH, AND SAVANNAH

      Philadelphia: Carey and Hart,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1849. First Edition. Hardcover. CALIFORNIA; South America; Polynesia; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [Pacific Exploration]. William Maxwell Wood. Wandering Sketches Of People And Things In South America, Polynesia, California, And other Places Visited, during a Cruise on Board of the U. S. Ships Levant, Portsmouth, and Savannah. Phila: Carey and Hart, 1849. 12mo. X, [13]-386pp. Original gilt & blind-stamped cloth with Carey and Hart initials embossed on front board. 1st edition. Howes W646. Sabin 105083. Scattered very light foxing, light ink name on within Table of Contents page, old library bookplate front pastedown and pocket rear pastedown, faint blind seal on title page. Last copy auctioned according to AE was 1980.; 0 .

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        The Works of Quintus Horatius Flaccus, Illustrated Chiefly from the Remains of Ancient Art With a Life by the Rev Henry Hart Milman, Canon of St Peter's, Rector of St Margaret's, Westminster

      London: John Murray. 1849. First Edition. Hardcover. 490, xiv pp. Full green morocco, spine with five raised bands, lettered and decorated in gold, all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers, silk bookmark. With eight chromolithographs and ornaments by Owen Jones, and drawings from the antique by George Scharf. Very mild scattered foxing. A bright near fine copy. ; Octavo .

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        ALBUM DELLA GUERRA DELL’INDIPENDENZA ITALIANA Al generoso popolo piemontese propugnatore dela libertà nazionale.

      (Torino) (Lit. Doyen) (1849). In-16 (mm. 175x240), album oblungo in percallina rigida coeva, pp. (2),48, incluso il bel frontespizio figurato, in litografia a colori, con la scritta in testa ?"La grande triade maggior del potere?". Il vol. è illustrato da 12 bellissime tavole, litografate e con coloritura a mano d?'epoca, su disegni del bresciano Castellini, che descrivono scene della guerra: ?"Presa del Ponte di Goito sul Mincio (1848) - Gli Austriaci abbandonano Goito (1848) - Ponte Visconteo sul Mincio fatto saltare da Napoleone nel 1796 / Castello Scaligero di Valleggio - Villaggio del Borghetto sul Mincio / Ponte saltato dagli Austriaci nell?'aprile 1848 - La chiesa di Mozambano - Mozambano veduto discendendo da Valeggio - La valle del Mincio discendendo da Volta a Nord - Dintorni di Goito, il 31 maggio 1848 - Volta veduta dalla strada per Goito - Catena di Cacciatori Tirolesi / Le nostre posizioni a Rivoli - Anche le rive dell?'Adige occupate dalle nostre truppe / La nostra artiglieria è diretta al punto dove i Cacciatori tentarono di discendere nella valle - Il Generale Alfonso della Marmora. L?'egregio pittore Cerutti. S.A. Duca di Genova?". Su ICCU risulta che è posseduto solo dalla ?"Biblioteca Reale di Torino?", con 11 tavv. Esempl. ben conservato, rarissimo.

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        Zoologia Typica, or Figures of New and Rare Mammals and Birds, Described in the Proceedings, or Exhibited in the Collections of the Zoological Society of London.

      Published by the Author, London 1849 - viii + seventy superb hand colored lithographs with relative descriptions. Brown half morocco, spine with raised bands, lettered in gold and stamped in blind. Illustrated title. Top edge gilt and others uncut. Some scuffings to the leather, small, old mend to the lower edge of the illustrated title not affecting the image. Uncommon. Apparently only 250 copies printed. ; Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tjensteqvinnans son.

      - En själs utvecklingshistoria (1849-1867). Stockholm, Albert Bonniers Förlag 1886. 8:o. Originalupplaga. (4),261,(3 sista blank) s. Trådhäftad. Oskuren i tryckta originalomslag. 10 x 10 mm saknas främre omslag nedre hörn vid rygg samt 4 x 4 mm bakre omslag övre hörn vid rygg. En länsgående spricka i ryggen samt ytterligare en på 7 cm. Med: Ibid. Jäsningstider. En själs utvecklingshistoria (1867-1872). Stockholm, Albert Bonniers Förlag 1886. 8:o. Fjerde tusendet. (4),282,(2 sista blank) s. Trådhäftad. Oskuren och till stora delar ouppskuren i tryckta originalomslag. Förläggarstämpel på främre. Limmad längsgående spricka i ryggen, mindre bitar saknas. Med: Ibid. I Röda Rummet. En själs utvecklingshistoria (1872-1875). Stockholm. Albert Bonniers Förlag 1887. 8:o. Andra tusendet. (4),168,(2 sista blank) s. Trådhäftad. Oskuren i tryckta originalomslag. 42 mm spricka i ryggen. Med: Ibid. Författaren (1877-1887). Stockholm. Albert Bonniers Förlag 1909. 8:o. Originalupplagan. 176,(2 sista blank) s. Trådhäftad. Oskuren och ouppskuren i tryckta originalomslag. Med: Ibid. Han och hon (1875-1876). Stockholm. Albert Bonniers Förlag 1919. 8:o. Första upplagan. 237,(1 blank) s. Trådhäftad. Oskuren i tryckta originalomslag. Liten fläck främre omslag. 18,5 x 12 cm. Sista volymen 19,5 x 12,5 cm.[#\65860]

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        An Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour Round the Southern Coast of England

      London : M.A. Nattali 1849 - Quarto. viii, 202, 6 p., frontis, 48 pl., 84 engravings : ill. ; 32 cm. Bound in publishers brown cloth. Gilt lettering and tooling to spine and front board. Spine rebacked in brown cloth with original spine. AEG. Good binding and cover. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spine. Wear to extremities. Sunning to spine and extremities. Clean, unmarked pages. Scattered foxing. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gattungen einzelliger Algen physiologisch und systematisch bearbeitet.

      Schulthess,, Zürich, 1849 - Zürich, Schulthess, 1849. 25,3x21 cm. VIII, 139 S. Mit 8 handkolor. lithograph. Tafeln. Schlichter HLn.-Bd. der Zeit. Erstausgabe. - Kolorit der Zeit. - (Kanten etwas berieben. Stempel auf Titelblatt. Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig). - Selten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LE JOURNAL POUR RIRE Journal d’images, journal comique, critique, satirique et moqueur. Un numéro tous les samedi.

      Paris, Aubert et C., 1849-1850. In folio gr. (mm. 603 x 433), mz. tela mod. Di questo affascinante settimanale satirico, diretto da Ch. Philipon (fondatore del ?"Chiarivari?", della ?"Caricature Politique?", ecc.), di pp. 4 cad. numero, interamente illustrato da vignette inc. su legno, offriamo le seguenti annate, complete in 52 numeri, ben conservate: - 1849 (dal n. 49 al n. 100) - 1850 (dal n. 101 al n. 152). Cad. annata.

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

      [Salt Lake City. 1849].. Small printed paper slip, measuring about 2 x 3 3/4 inches. Overall condition is excellent. No serial number. Blanks not filled in, unsigned and unstamped. 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." The copy in hand is not signed, stamped, or filled out. "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, "rare in unsigned condition." McMURTRIE, THE BEGINNINGS OF PRINTING IN UTAH, pp.13-20. Rust, MORMON AND UTAH COIN AND CURRENCY, pp.60-65. STREETER SALE 2285 (five pieces of currency). STREETER, AMERICANA BEGINNINGS 69 (ref). SAUNDERS, DESERET IMPRINTS 3.

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        The Works of Quintus Horatius Flaccus, Illustrated Chiefly from the Remains of Ancient Art. With a Life by the Rev. Henry Hart Milman, Canon of St. Peter's, Rector of St. Margaret's, Westminster.

      John Murray, London 1849 - 490, xiv pp. Full green morocco, spine with five raised bands, lettered and decorated in gold, all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers, silk bookmark. With eight chromolithographs and ornaments by Owen Jones, and drawings from the antique by George Scharf. Very mild scattered foxing. A bright near fine copy. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE SEVEN LAMPS OF LITERATURE

      London: Smith, Elder, 1849. First edition. Hinges repaired with archival tissue, now quite sound and attractive. First edition. Quarto. viii, (iv), errata slip, 205p, 16p ads. Illustrated with 14 full-page plates drawn and etched by Ruskin. Bound by Riviere in full green crushed morocco, t.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and densely gilt panels, the covers with three fillet frames and cornerpieces, similar dentelles. Concerning Ruskin's influence on the Aesthetic Movement and the Pre-Raphaelites, "The Seven Lamps of Architecture, with [its] obsession with the function and aesthetics of architecture, over and beyond its history and practice, again proved a revolutionary success." Printing and the Mind of Man 315. Wise, 4.

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        Notes and Queries:

      1855 - London - George Bell 1849 - The first twelve volumes of Notes and Queries edited by W. J. Thoms. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering. This set runs from November 1849 through to December 1855Twelve Volumes bound as Six. Notes and Queries is a long-running quarterly scholarly journal that publishes short articles related to English language and literature, lexicography, history, and scholarly antiquarianism. Its emphasis is on the factual rather than the speculative. The journal has a long history, having been established in 1849 in London; it is now published by Oxford University Press. It was founded as an academic correspondence magazine, in which scholars and interested amateurs could exchange knowledge on literature and history. The format consisted of 'Notes' (miscellaneous findings of correspondents that they and the editors considered of interest to the readership), and 'Queries' (and responses to queries), which formed the bulk of the publication. William John Thoms, 1803 1885, was a British writer. Thoms's investigation of folklore and myth led to a later career of debunking longevity myths. Thoms was an antiquary and miscellaneous writer, for many years a clerk in the secretary's office of Chelsea Hospital. He was in 1845 appointed Clerk, and subsequently Deputy Librarian to the House of Lords. Thoms is credited with inventing the word folklore in an 1846 letter to the Athenaeum. He invented this compound word to replace the various other terms used at the time, including popular antiquities or popular literature. He was fond of the works of Jacob Grimm, which he considered remarkable. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm. The front inner hinge of volume 1 is strained. The inner hinges of volume 6 have failed. There is mild wear to the extremities, including mild bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, with very slight browning to the page edges. and the very occasional spot, most prominent to the endpapers. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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