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        Chronicles and Characters of the Stock Exchange / by John Francis.

      London : Willoughby, 1849, Hardback, First EditionVery good copy in the original gilt-blocked, blind-tooled cloth. Rebacked with the original spine cover laid back. New endpapers. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Bumped corners. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 386 pages; Subject: Stock Exchange (London, England) - Studies. Speculation. Geography - England - London. Notes: Defoe - "The anatomy of Exchange Alley": p. [359]-383. Referenced by: OCLC 19788085. 386p. 23cm.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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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 to Which Are Added Personal Narratives of Captivities and Escapes Together with Numerous Sketches of Frontier Men

      Abingdon, VA: S. S. Miles. 1849. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Revised and enlarged edition. 700pp. Deep red half calf over marbled boards, spine with gold Native American motifs, marbled endpapers. With seventeen plates, eleven of which are full-page and six foldout (including one featuring Daniel Boone). "A new edition... differently arranged, with some material omitted, and much more added. It contains many narratives of Indian captivity, and a reprint of Whiter's 'Chronicles of Border Warfare.'" Sabin, Bibliotheca Americana Vol. XV, pp. 513-4. Mild foxing and offsetting else a near fine copy. Howes P622. Sabin 65720. ; Octavo .

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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. Sept. 30, 1849.. [3]pp. autograph letter, on a folded folio sheet. Addressed for mailing on the fourth page, with an inked circular "San Francisco Cal. Nov 1" postmark and an ink "40." 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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        Ordnance Survey of London. In 16 parts consisting of 26 maps total size 240x360 cm.

      Surveyed in 1849-50 by Capt. Yolland and engraved 1857 by Capt. Cameron, at ordnance Survey office Southampton by coronel James.. 15060401

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        Deutschlands Flora - mit höchst naturgetreuen, charakteristischen Abbildungen aller ihrer Pflanzen-Arten in natürlicher Größe und mit Analysen auf Kupfertafeln, als Beleg für die Flora Germanica Excursoria und zur Aufnahme und Verbreitung der neuesten Entdeckungen innerhalb Deutschlands und der angrenzenden Länder: Belgien und Holland, Holstein und Schleswig, Ostpreußen, Galizien, Siebenbürgen, Ungarn, Dalmatien, Istrien, Ober-Italien, der Schweiz und Piemont. -- Bände XI und XII mit 221 teilkolorierten Kupfertafeln.

      Leipzig, bei Friedrich Hofmeister 1849 - Band XI: Familie der Zapfenbäume, Eiben, Cytineen, Santelgewächse, Seideln und weidenartigen Kätzchenblüthler. Confierae, Taxineae, Cytineae, Santalaceae, Elaeagneae, Thymelaeaceae et Amentacearum Salicineae. Titelblatt + 48 (recte 46) Seiten + 100 Tafeln (Nr. DXXI - DCXX) mit 250 Abbildungen. Davon die Tafeln DLVII - DCXX in Band XII eingebunden. -- Band XII: Familie der Kätzchenblüthler: Birken- und Eichengruppe, dann Nesseln, Osterluzeigewächse, Lorbeeren und Dipsaceen, nebst den Baldriangewächsen. Amentaceae: Betulineae et Cupuliferae, tunc Urticaceae, Aristolochiaceae, Laurineae et Dipsaceae cum Valerianeis. Titelblatt + 40 (recte 44) Seiten + 110 (recte: 111 - Nr. DCXXI - DCCXXXI) Tafeln mit 160 (recte: 161) Abbildungen (sowie die Tafeln DLVII - DCXX aus Band XI). Alle Kupfertafeln teilkoloriert. Ca. 26 cm x ca. 20 cm. Goldschnitt oben, vorderer Schnitt ungleichmäßig. Mit Lesebändchen und Schmuckvorsätzen. Halbledereinband mit 5 goldverzierten Bünden und goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. -- Stafleu and Cowan, TL 8.885 (nennt 5 verschiedene Ausgaben dieses Werkes: in Latein mit kolorierten Tafeln, in Latein mit unkolorierten Tafeln, in Deutsch mit teilkolorierten Tafeln, in Deutsch mit kolorierten Tafeln und in Deutsch mit unkolorierten Tafeln.); Nissen BBI 1.604 -- Künstler dieser beiden Bände waren H.G.L. Reichenbach selbst und C. H. Schnorr. Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Einige Abbildungsnummern mit Bleistift korrigiert, sonst keine Einträge. Tafelseiten nahezu nicht gebräunt, nicht fleckig; Textseiten deutlich gebräunt und altersfleckig. Bindung sehr gut und fest. Zustand mindestens II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lycaste]
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        Zur pathologischen Physiologie des Blutes. 4. Farblose, pigmentierte und geschwärzte, nicht spezifischen Zellen im Blut (pp.587-598, Fig.8-12).

      . Virch. Arch. path. Anat., 2. - Berlin, Verlag von G. Reimer, 1849, 8°, IV, 598 pp., 1 Tafel, Halbledereinband d.Zt.. First Edition! - Rudolf Virchow " was credited with concluding that the disorder was not the result of an infectious process but rather was caused by the tissue that produced the white blood cells." Xavier Thomas, First contributors in the history of leukemia. World J Hematol. 2013 August 6; 2(3): pp.62-70. - - Further contributions by Rudolf Virchow in this volume: - Die naturwissenschaftliche Methode und die Standpunkte in der Therapie (pp.3-37). - Mittheilungen über die in Oberschlesien herrschende Typhus Epidemie (pp.143-322).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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        The Quadrupeds of North America.

      New York: V. G. Audubon 1849 - 1849-51-54. First octavo edition. 3 volumes; 155 fine hand-colored lithographed and chromo-lithographed plates by W. E. Hitchcock and R. Trembly after J.J. and J. W. Audubon. Lacking half-titles. Red morocco spine and corners; six raised bands, gilt titling. Marbled paper boards, end-papers, and edges. A very fine copy with all tissue guards present; none of the usual spotting or off-setting. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        History of Europe, from the commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1849., 1849. 14 volumes; 8vo. (22 x 65 cm). Contemporary full brown diced calf, black and tan title labels, gilt raised bands to blind tooled spines, marbled end papers and edge. With engraved portraits. Light general rubbing. A splendid set.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      Dresden, 17. IV. 1849.. ¾ S. 4to.. 16 Takte in zweizeiligem System und "Lohengrin" mit eh. Widmung an "Herrn G. Stanton aus Boston | Zum Andenken an Deutschland | von Richard Wagner". - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und am Kopf mit "105" numeriert; eine Ecke etwas ausgerissen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck: Wherein Are Duly Set Forth the Crosses, Chagrins, Calamities, Checks, Chills, Changes, and Circumgirations by Which his Courtship was Attended, Showing also The Issue of His Suit and His Espousal to His Ladye Love

      Wilson & Co., 1849. Softcover, illustrated with b/w cartoons, 80 pages. Okay, this copy has faults - plenty of them. Full title is The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck: Wherein Are Duly Set Forth the Crosses, Chagrins, Calamities, Checks, Chills, Changes, and Circumgirations by Which his Courtship was Attended, Showing also The Issue of His Suit and His Espousal to His Ladye Love. The front cover/first page and the last page are detached, the last text/picture page has the printer info and there is no rear cover (if there was one), previous owner's name and date on a piece of paper along the spine of the front cover, there is a bit of paper that has been applied to the spine on both front and rear panels, marginal pencil notes, general soiling and marginal smudges, edges worn with short tears and chips, creasing, corners rounded. Now a bit about this book: This is considered to be the 1st American comic with publication starting in 1842. It was a serial comic originally published in Switzerland as Les Amours de Mr. Vieux Bois. Later it was pirated by a British publisher and the pictures re-drawn. The British plates were reused, at least initially There are very few copies existent in any form or condition. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments.. No Edition Stated. Softcover. Fair.

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        Clement Lorimer; or, The Book with the Iron Clasps. A Romance

      London: David Bogue, 1849. First edition in book form, having appeared in six monthly parts. Frontispiece and 11 plates by George Cruikshank. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth, covers stamped in blind with gilt urn on upper cover, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers, a variant binding from the usual green or maroon cloth. Some soiling and rubbing of cloth, light browning and spotting of text. Loose in binding. Good copy, much better than it sounds. Green cloth case. Murders! In Original Cloth A quick moving tale of poisons, murders, and a vendetta stretching across the centuries. A good read. Reach's experience as a crime reporter on the "Morning Chronicle" is evident in his characters of Mr. Spiffler, Mr. Trotter, Mr. Sharpe and Mr. O'Keene, investigative reporters for "The Flail". The first full length detective novel in England. Penzler: "The first bibliomystery and a rare book." Uncommon in the original cloth. Block p. 194; Cohn 687; Hubin p. 339; Sadleir 1995; Wolff 5698; Penzler Bibliomysteries, p. 119

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        Vanity Fair, Pendennis, the Newcombes, the Virginians

      London: Bradbury and Evans 1849. 7 vols various paginations. 4 novels in 7 volumes, bound in a beautiful black half morocco with gilt panels on spine and marbled boards. AEG. All first editions bar 'Vanity Fair'. B/w plates bearing the author's own illustrations, some of these have transferred slightly on to the facing page. Slight rubbing to the boards and leather, but this a very strong handsome set in spite of what are very minor exterior defects. . Very Good. Half Morocco. 1849. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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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. Jan. 16 to July 31, 1849.. 200pp. 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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        Livourne. Vue prise au dessus du Fanal

      Livorno 1849 - Suggestiva veduta a volo d'uccello della città di Livorno. Peculiarità della veduta risulta essere il punto di presa, molto alto rispetto all'orizzonte. Infatti Guesdon effettuò il disegno della città a bordo di una mongolfiera; questa innnovazione permise all'artista di presentare la città in tutta la sua complessità. La tavola si trova nella famosa opera L'Italie a Vol d'Oiseau pubblicata a Parigi nel 1849 ca. da Hauser. mm 280x440

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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        British Butterflies and their Transformations

      W S Orr & Co 1849 - British Butterflies and their Transformations, lithographed additional pictorial title and 42 plates by Noel Humphreys, all hand-coloured, tissue guards, marginal water-staining to a few leaves and particularly one plate, otherwise a good clean copy, modern half calf, spine gilt with red morocco labels. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Bristol 1849 - ("Edward Lear") three pages on bifold leaf with blind stamped Prince of Wales feathers on upper left side. Bristol, Aug. 22, 1849, to a gentleman. 4 1/4" x 3 1/2". Fine condition. Lear inquires on the whereabouts of his friend Charles who has been kind to him when he was ill. He is now back in London and has new rooms after October at 17 Stratford Place. In the meantime messages can be left at 27 Duke Street, St. James in London. Lear had returned to London in July, 1849 from his sketching travels to Malta, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Albania and Sinai. He remained there until late 1853, when he returned to Italy. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        Beiträge zur Geschichte der Familie Maness; Beiträge zur Geschichte der Familie Maness (Fortsetzung und Schluss).

      Zürich, Orell, Füssli und Comp. 1849-1850.. 2 in 1 Band. 26,5x21 cm. 47 S. mit 2 altkolorierten Aquatinta-Tafeln, 1 gestoch. kolor. Tafel und 1 gefalt. Stammtafel. Schlichter Kt.-Bd. mit Papierschild am Rücken und auf dem Vorderdeckel, beide OBr.-Vorderdeckel eingebunden.. Die 2 Aquatinta: "Die Ueberreste des Schlosses Manegg bei Zürich" mit Blick gegen den Obersee, nach Burri, gest. von Ruff und "Der Hardthurm bei Zürich" mit Blick gegen Wipkingen, nach Brüllmann, gest. von Siegfried. Die kolorierte Tafel "Die Kapelle S. Gilg (jetzt S. Gilgen) zu Unter-Leimbach. - Sauberes Exemplar. Eines der sehr seltenen altkolorierten Exemplaren. =Neujahrsblatt herausgegeben von der Stadtbibliothek in Zürich auf das Jahr 1849-1850.

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      ("Edward Lear") three pages on bifold leaf with blind stamped Prince of Wales feathers on upper left side. Bristol, Aug. 22, 1849, to a gentleman. 4 1/4" x 3 1/2". Fine condition.Lear inquires on the whereabouts of his friend Charles who has been kind to him when he was ill. He is now back in London and has new rooms after October at 17 Stratford Place. In the meantime messages can be left at 27 Duke Street, St. James in London.Lear had returned to London in July, 1849 from his sketching travels to Malta, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Albania and Sinai. He remained there until late 1853, when he returned to Italy.

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

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

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        MÜNCHEN. - Topographischer Atlas von München in seinem ganzen Burgfrieden, dargestellt und bearbeitet in 88 Sectionen im 2,500theiligen Maass-Stabe. Herausgegeben und dem hohen Magistrate der königlichen Haupt- und Residenzstadt München in tiefster Hochachtung gewidmet.

      Verlag des Herausgebers, (1849-1851)., Mchn., - 30 x 34 cm. Lithographierter Titel, 1 Bl. Mit 89 lithographierten Plänen. Maillinger III, 9; Schiermeier 100 (ausführlich); Pfister 72; nicht bei Lentner. - Besonders interessant ist der große Maßstab, der eine genaue Kenntnis vom damaligen Bauzustand gibt. Bei jedem Blatt sind die Eigentümer jedes einzelnen Hauses angegeben. Mit einem Grundrißplan von München als "Übersicht der Bezirks Kommissariate Münchens". - Teils leicht gebräunt oder stockfleckig und mit kleineren Randläsuren, meist jedoch sauber und wohlerhalten. Lose in dekorativer Kassette. - Komplett sehr selten!

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Pl 112 Californian Hare The Quadrupeds of North America

      V.G. Audubon 1849-54, New York - 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. Fine with original hand-coloring [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Pl 126. Caribou or American Rein-deer The Quadrupeds of North America

      V.G. Audubon 1849-54, New York - 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. Fine with original hand-coloring Matted in Ivory Rag Board, 12 x 16 inches. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Chronicles and Characters of the Stock Exchange / by John Francis.

      London : Willoughby 1849 - Subject: Stock Exchange (London, England) - Studies. Speculation. Geography - England - London. Notes: Defoe - "The anatomy of Exchange Alley": p. [359]-383. Referenced by: OCLC 19788085. 386p. 23cm. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked, blind-tooled cloth. Rebacked with the original spine cover laid back. New endpapers. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Bumped corners. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 386 pp. [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.

      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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        Mémoires d'Outre-tombe

      Original edition.Binders half sheepskin lees of wine back smooth decorated with double gold striping and cold, marbled paper plates, parts of title and volume number brown sheepskin, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, sprinkled edges, bindings the time.Our copy is exceptionally enriched with 26 of the 30 steel engravings by Staal of the illustrated edition of memoirs from beyond the grave which appeared the same year by the same publisher.In addition, our model includes an autograph letterLovely group established in a beautiful contemporary binding, which is rare to encounter a fortiori as Clouzot enriched Staal steel engravings.  Penaud Paris 1849-1850 13x21,5cm 12 volumes reliés

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        THE MABINOGION: From the Llyfr Coch o Bergest, and other ancient Welsh manuscripts, with an English translation and notes

      London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1849. First Edition in English. Morocco & Boards. Very Good. Three volumes, large octavo. pp: xxiii, 411, (1); (v), 444; 400. Contains all seven parts of the text. Complete with 20 plates (some folding) of ancient manuscripts, and 49 woodcuts. Bound in old 3/4 tan morocco and marbled boards, raised bands, leather labels, gilt spine decorations and cover rules, top edges gilt; usual light scuffing to edges of boards, else a clean, tight set. 10" x 6.25" Association copy: On the front pastedown of each volume is a vintage printed slip, stating "From the Library / of William Morris / Kelmscott House / Hammersmith."

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        Memoires d?Outre - Tombe de Chateaubriand.

      Bruxelles, Societé Typographique Belge, 1849 / 1850. Sei volumi in 8vo piccolo (cm. 17,5); legature in mezza pergamena con tasselli e titoli in oro; pp. 348; 366; 460; 475, (1); 465, (1); 290. Rara contraffazione belga dello stesso anno dell?edizione ufficiale di Parigi. Axs

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        MAP OF THE STATES OF MISSOURI, ILLINOIS, IOWA, AND WISCONSIN: THE TERRITORY OF MINNESOTA, AND THE MINERAL LANDS OF LAKE SUPERIOR.

      Philadelphia: Thomas Cowperthwait, . 1849 - 21 1/2 x 29 inches, folded into 12mo. contemporary cloth folder, gilt- lettered cover. Covers slightly rubbed. Two minor tears in from left edge along folds, one three-inch tear also in from left edge, additional small separations at intersections. Occasional faint soiling. Printed color bright and clean. Overall very good. An important pocket map reflecting the growth of the upper plains economy. Drawn and engraved by I.S. Drake with the assistance of J.J. Hazzard, the map shows a well settled Missouri and Illinois, bordered by less populated Iowa and Wisconsin. Of particular interest are the northern reaches of Wisconsin and the southern portion of Minnesota, then on the brink of a population explosion commiserate with the growth of the timber and taconite industries along the upper Mississippi. Scarce. Not in Rumsey. OCLC locates only four copies. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.443. OCLC 15175222, 21771126.

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        Mirror of Olden Time Border Life; embracing a History of the Discovery of America ... Also, History of Virginia ... of the long continued and bloody struggle between the white settlers and Indians in North-western Virginia, Kentucky, &c. ... Also, History of the early Settlement of Pennsylvania ... To which are added, personal narratives of captivities and escapes ... Together with numerous Sketches of Frontier Men

      Abingdon, Va.: S.S. Miles. 1849. Second edition (originally published in 1839): this edition "with add[ition]s & omissions, and differently arranged" (Howes). Tall octavo. XII, [13]-700pp., 11 illustrated plates (some folded), one full-page illustration, two in-text vignettes (Howes calls for 13 plates). Full sheep. Two contemporary or early owner's names ("James Slocum Rogers" and "William H. Morse"), spine-back almost entirely lacking, boards detached, a very worn copy, but internally intact. A scarce copy containing many fine engraved plates, including an outstanding portrait of "Daniel Boone" seated on a rock above a valley (with two small contemporary owner's names on the back). A detailed list of the 11 inserted plates and in-text illustrations is available. Howes P622. .

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        Nigger Melodies;

      New York: Nafis & Cornish, … St. Louis, Mo., Nafis, Cornish and Co.,, c.1849. The Only Entire and Complete Work of Ethiopian Songs Extant. Duodecimo (105 × 71 mm) Slightly later tan morocco, title gilt to the spine, greyish-green and sepia flower-sprigged endpapers, yellow, green and red silk-page-marker. Frontispiece of "James Crow, Esq., de great grandfather ob de Nigger singers", and title-page vignette. A little chafed at the extremities and minor spotting to the boards, light marginal toning, but overall a very good copy. Seemingly first edition, predating editions published by Cornish, Lamport and Co., successors to Nafis & Cornish, around 1851. All early editions uncommon, with perhaps two dozen copies on OCLC, all of them in North America. This copy with the armorial bookplate of Edward Royall Tyler, son of the Rev. Edward Royall Taylor, abolitionist Connecticut Congregational minister whose anti-slavery lectures at the Eliot Street Chapel in Brattleboro in 1837 caused a near riot; "Cannon fired, and all manner of noises made to interrupt the services, no violence, however, offered. At five o'clock, another lecture, and increased noise of Cannon, etc., so much so as to frighten some ladies away from the house, nevertheless Edward proceeded undaunted …" (from Tyler's mother's journal). His son "Ned" Tyler was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1842, graduating from Yale in 1865. He spent some time working for the Treasury Department, before practising law for a while. He subsequently gained employment at the Patent Office, starting as the Fourth Assistant Examiner, rising eventually to the position of Principal Examiner.

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        Rhododendron Candelabrum, Hook.fil

      1849- 1851. Lithograph, handcolored, image approximately 14 x 11 1/2 inches on sheet size 19 x 14 inches. Very good condition. An exquisite botanical image of a flowering rhododendron branch with figures showing the stamen, pistil, and cross section of the ovule(?) This is plate XXIX from Joseph Dalton Hooker's Rhododendrons of the Sikkim-Himalaya. The large folio size of this work 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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        [TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, BY AN ENTERPRISING VIRGINIAN, RECORDING HIS OVERLAND TRIP TO CALIFORNIA AND RELATED BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS]

      Baltimore & Santa Fe. 1849.. [4]pp. Two letters, each folded to quarto format. Old folds. Minor stains and single hole in Santa Fe letter, with slight loss to one word, else in fine condition. Two autograph letters, signed, from W.C. Winston, an enterprising Virginian who made the overland journey to California in 1849, to his father, A. Winston at Culpepper Court House in Virginia. Together, the letters describe the journey from Fort Smith, Arkansas to Santa Fe, New Mexico in April and May 1849, and business transactions undertaken in preparation of the journey. The three-page letter describing the overland journey from Arkansas to New Mexico was written from Santa Fe on June 5, 1849. The expedition left Fort Smith on April 11 and with the exception of a few days of rest, travelled constantly until reaching Santa Fe. Winston provides much detail about the landscape and discusses the minimal amount of game encountered along the way. "The first 200 miles of our journey was through a country abundant in grass, wood, & water, the remainder of it with some little exception was ever a perfect desert, almost destitute of all, we were often compelled to carry both wood and water, and camped frequently without either...A small portion of the country only to our disappointment abounded with game, we shot four buffalo, one of which I had the gratification of killing myself, and I also shot an antelope, a very shy and swift animal, its flesh was the best we had on the route." Winston also reflects on the difficulties of the journey and his hopes for the future: "Our journey has been one of constant toil and fatigue, and whilst we have escaped serious indispositions, we have all lost flesh and strength. We entertain the consoling hope that a short time will terminate it, and place us in the Eldorado of the west, where I trust we may be rewarded for our trials." The accompanying one-page letter, written in Baltimore on Feb. 19, 1849, details financial and commercial transactions which W.C. Winston completed prior to his overland journey. He informs his father that "W. Henry Fitzhugh has cashed the note for me at 6 months upon which you are endorsed, W.F. is willing and will stand the time of its payment. This was the best an agreement I could make, I expect to be able to take it up within the year, but first, hope it will give you no great inconvenience." Winston also writes of goods he has bought which he hopes to sell at the end of the journey: "I am completing some purchases here for California, the total with insurance & freight will amount to 2000 dollars. Such things...which profits will most certainly be made, whiskey, a small quantity of other liquor, tobacco, tin, and other wares, some clothing & boots, provisions, machinery, mining implements, etc." A fine pair of letters regarding the overland travel in 1849, with much detail concerning the journey and related business transactions.

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        MAP OF THE STATES OF MISSOURI, ILLINOIS, IOWA, AND WISCONSIN: THE TERRITORY OF MINNESOTA, AND THE MINERAL LANDS OF LAKE SUPERIOR

      Philadelphia: Thomas Cowperthwait, 1849.. 21 1/2 x 29 inches, folded into 12mo. contemporary cloth folder, gilt- lettered cover. Covers slightly rubbed. Two minor tears in from left edge along folds, one three-inch tear also in from left edge; additional small separations at intersections. Occasional faint soiling. Printed color bright and clean. Overall very good. An important pocket map reflecting the growth of the upper plains economy. Drawn and engraved by I.S. Drake with the assistance of J.J. Hazzard, the map shows a well settled Missouri and Illinois, bordered by less populated Iowa and Wisconsin. Of particular interest are the northern reaches of Wisconsin and the southern portion of Minnesota, then on the brink of a population explosion commiserate with the growth of the timber and taconite industries along the upper Mississippi. Scarce. Not in Rumsey. OCLC locates only four copies. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.443. OCLC 15175222, 21771126.

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        Chronicles and Characters of the Stock Exchange: By John Francis

      Willoughby and Co., London, England 1849 - 386pp.+advert(A History of the Bank of England); HB brwn.w/gilt-dec.stamped binding&spine w/tooled compartments; rubbed w/wear on corners&edges; scuffed w/chip on ft.cover; spine hinges tearing&detaching; PONft.pastedwn.&endpaper; light foxing, otherwise clean,tight pgs. Early history of the London Stock Exchange w/appendix ('The Anatomy of Exchange Alley; or, a System of Stock Jobbing.') by Daniel Defoe. rare first edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Rauch").

      Berlin, 23. Dezember 1849.. 1 S. Gr.-4to. Leichte Randläsuren.. An einen Herrn, dem er zur Verlobung gratuliert. "Euer Wohlgeboren | konnten mir keine wohlthuend angenehmere Nachricht ertheilen, als die Ihrer Wahl der Verlobung mit Ihrer so nahen als lieben Verwandten des Fräulein Trautschold, wodurch das so lang und glücklich bestehende Familien-Verhältniß [ ] ins neue Geschlecht segensreich fortgeerbt werden wird, wozu ich meine herzlichst theilnehmenden Glückwünsche Ihnen und der Braut darbringe, zugleich auch dieses Familien Glückes mich erfreue, daß der Himmel Ihrem zweiten Vater dem würdigen herrlichen Pastor Trautschold diese Tage erleben ließ [ ]".

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        Erfolg des Treffens bei Eckernförde am Stillfreitage den 6ten April 1849 Moment 10 Uhr Vormittags.

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. I. M. Graack ( Druck Röseler in Neumünster), 1849, 28,5 x 37,7. Seltene Darstellung. Der Betrachter blickt vom Petersberg auf den Eckernförder Hafen. Links am Pier liegt die eroberte Fregatte "Gefion", im Hintergrund die Reste der abgebrannten "Christan VIII". - Mit Widmung an den Herzog Ernst zu Sachsen-Coburg - Gotha.

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U.

      Triest, 21. I. 1849. - 1 S. Qu.-Folio. Zehn Takte: "Scherzo aus dem Trio in Des-Dur Op. 120" ("Assai leggiero"), gewidmet "für Frau Gräfin Marie v. Wimpffen Excellenz". - Der aus Mähren gebürtige Hirsch wirkte ab 1840 als Sänger, Lieddichter und -komponist in Leipzig; später wurde er in Wien Bibliothekar des Polizeiministeriums. - Hübsches Blatt: innerhalb eines rot gedruckten ornamentalen Rahmens die Notenlinien in blauer Tinte gezogen; aufmontiert auf Trägerpapier zur Vergrößerung des Rands.

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit Widmung und U.

      Wien, 13. IX. 1849.. 1 S. Qu.-8vo.. Sieben Takte für Klavier aus einer unbezeichneten Komposition. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt.

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        Mirror of Olden Time Border Life; embracing a History of the Discovery of America ... Also, History of Virginia ... of the long continued and bloody struggle between the white settlers and Indians in North-western Virginia, Kentucky, &c. ... Also, History of the early Settlement of Pennsylvania ... To which are added, personal narratives of captivities and escapes ... Together with numerous Sketches of Frontier Men

      Abingdon, Va.: S.S. Miles. 1849. Second edition (originally published in 1839): this edition "with add[ition]s & omissions, and differently arranged" (Howes). Tall octavo. XII, [13]-700pp., 11 illustrated plates (some folded), one full-page illustration, two in-text vignettes (Howes calls for 13 plates). Full sheep. Two contemporary or early owner's names ("James Slocum Rogers" and "William H. Morse"), spine-back almost entirely lacking, boards detached, a very worn copy, but internally intact. A scarce copy containing many fine engraved plates, including an outstanding portrait of "Daniel Boone" seated on a rock above a valley (with two small contemporary owner's names on the back). A detailed list of the 11 inserted plates and in-text illustrations is available. Howes P622. .

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        Ferentino Porta Romana".

      - Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf cremefarbenem festem Velin, rechts unten bezeichnet und datiert „Ferentino Porta Romana Oct 1849". 28,4:42,7 cm. Provenienz: Galerie Gerda Bassenge, Berlin, 1966; Galerie Joseph Fach, Frankfurt am Main; Sammlung H. Märkt, Reutlingen. Literatur: Chr. Steinhoff: Salomon Corrodi und seine Zeit 1810-1892. Ein Schweizer Künstlerleben im 19. Jahrhundert, Fehraltorf 1992, vgl. Abb. 26, S. 89; Ausst. Katalog: Carl Morgenstern und die Landschaftsmalerei seiner Zeit. Frankfurt am Main, Museum Giersch, 2011, Abb. 37. Ferentino ist ein mittelalterliches Städtchen in landschaftlich schöner Lage zwischen dem Apennin und dem Sacco-Tal gelegen. Seine Stadtmauern, in denen sich vorrömische, römische und mittelalterliche Bauelemente verbinden, gehören zu den schönsten des an antiken Stadtbefestigungen reichen Gebiets. Corrodi bezeichnet mit „Porta Romana" die römische „Porta Maggiore" oder auch „Porta Casamari" genannt aus dem 1. Jahrhundert v. Chr., die, wie die hier gezeigte, aus zwei Rundbögen besteht. Bereits 1832 erreichte Corrodi über Genua und Pisa Rom, wo er sich in F.L. Catels (1778-1856) Atelier ausbildete und bald auch zu der von ihm am meisten bevorzugten Malweise, der Aquarelltechnik, fand. In Rom, wo er fast sein gesamtes Leben verbrachte, wurde er von hochgestellten Persönlichkeiten wie z.B. Zar Nikolaus protegiert und war sehr erfolgreich. Auch das englische Königshaus kaufte zahlreiche seiner Werke. Corrodis Haus in Rom war bis zu seinem Tod beliebter Treffpunkt u.a. seiner Schweizer Landsleute.

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        Historic content letter between two telegraph pioneers, William L. McAfee and Tal P. Shaffner, just two weeks before the St. Louis and New Orleans Telegraph Company was incorporated in Kentucky by Samuel F.B. Morse, McAfee, and Shaffner and associates to construct Morse's Electro-Magnetic Telegraph from St. Louis through Kentucky to form a connection to New Orleans

      Wheeling [Virginia], February 3, 1849. 7.75" x 10". "Autograph Letter Signed ???Wm L. McAfee??? (twice), 2.25 pages, 7.75??? x 10???, front & verso on two conjoined sheets, addressed on verso of second sheet to ???Tal. P. Shaffner / Padukah / Ky.??? Postmarked Wheeling. Handwritten postal marking where postage stamp would be. Fine condition. In part, ???It is now too late to send to Thomas [William's brother] at Washington he will return by here in a day or two. He dispatched to me that he would leave there Sunday (to Morrow). I suppose that Yandell's contract will absorb all the Clarksville bonds that we can get, without making any arrangements for them else where. but from your mention of them I learn or infer that your ship builders in Paducah refuse to perform the job for Stock in our line ??? We have enough wire on hand now and if you can make the necessary arrangements in that quarter for collections & for carrying out that project and just as soon as remittance is sent to me I will ship as much wire as it will purchase. There are already scaled 13 and there will be about 8 more ready by first of March. You will ascertain at what place next wire must be landed. What has been shiped will reach about 84 miles. There being 14 seals. 5 sent to Nashville & 11 to Clarksville, there may be a nearer landing for the next (Wanted) Shipment than Edyville.""Thomas will be at Louisville by the time you get thus and if more money is wanting send to him. I suppose of course your draft has been protested which I am sorry for. We must guard against such occurrences. I am making arrangements for building and expect of course to remain here during the next 8 months."" McAfee adds: ""No news of the suit at Washington. P.S. I open this to say that I have just recd a despatch from Thomas saying 'We have had no trial' (& that they) 'leave Sunday morning' Write to me often."" Sixteen days after William L. McAffee wrote this letter to Tal P. Shaffner, on February 19, 1849, the Commonwealth of Kentucky approved ""An Act to incorporate the St. Louis and New Orleans Telegraph Company."" In part, ""Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That Prof. Samuel F.B. Morse, of New York, Tal. P. Shaffner, Thomas C. McAfee, and William L. McAfee, of Louisville, Kentucky; James Campbell, James B. Husbands, and George Hulme, Jr., of Paducah, Kentucky; Gen. E. Howard, and Brice Stewart, of Clarksville, Tennessee; E. G. Eastman and John M. Bass, of Nashville, Tennessee; Ninian E. Grey and Dr. F. G. Montgomery, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Asa Farr and Joseph M. Field, of St. Louis, Missouri, and their associates, who have acquired, or may acquire, from said Morse, the right to construct and carry on the Electro-Magnetic Telegraph, by him invented and patented, through this State, on the Route of line route leading from St. Louis, Missouri,. through Paducah and Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and Clarksville, to Nashville, Tennessee, there forming a connection with the great line of Morse's Telegraph to New Orleans, are hereby created a corporation and body politic, for the purpose of erecting and maintaining a line of said Telegraph on the route aforesaid and transmitting intelligence by means thereof, under the name and style of 'The St. Louis and New Orleans Telegraph Company'â?¦""From ""The Telegraph Manual: A Complete History and Description of the Semaphoric, Electric and Magnetic Telegraphs of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, Ancient and Modern"" by Tal. P. Shaffner of Kentucky (New York: Pudney & Russell, Publishers, 1859): ""Among the open insulators successfully employed on the Southwestern lines was the cylinder form, invented by Mr. John Yandell, and first adopted by Messrs. Shaffner and McAfees on their Southern line â?¦"""

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        Das Grossherzogthum Hessen in malerischen Original Ansichten 1ter Band Starkenburg und Rheinhessen

      Darmstadt, G.G. Lange, 1849.. XVI., 360 S., mit 73 (von 74) Stahlstichtafeln, beiliegend Kaufbeleg aus dem Jahr 1934. Original-Leineneinband, ca. 16 x 22,8 cm. Einband leicht berieben und bestossen, Buchrücken etwas wellig und lichtrandig. Es fehlt der Stahlstich Darmstadt und Umgebung von der Ludwigshöhe aus. Nicht alle Schutzhemdchen vorhanden. Einzelne Fleckchen. Privater Besitzvermerk auf Vorsatz. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar.

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        THE MABINOGION: From the Llyfr Coch o Bergest, and other ancient Welsh manuscripts, with an English translation and notes

      London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1849. First Edition in English. Morocco & Boards. Very Good. Three volumes, large octavo. pp: xxiii, 411, (1); (v), 444; 400. Contains all seven parts of the text. Complete with 20 plates (some folding) of ancient manuscripts, and 49 woodcuts. Bound in old 3/4 tan morocco and marbled boards, raised bands, leather labels, gilt spine decorations and cover rules, top edges gilt; usual light scuffing to edges of boards, else a clean, tight set. 10" x 6.25" Association copy: On the front pastedown of each volume is a vintage printed slip, stating "From the Library / of William Morris / Kelmscott House / Hammersmith."

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        Mardi and A Voyage Thither

      New York, Harper & Brothers,, 1849. 2 volumes, octavo. Finely bound in recent full brown morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, gilt rule to boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Lightly foxed throughout both volumes, otherwise a beautifully bound set. First edition. Melville's third book, a complex allegorical fantasy.

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        Schwerin. Einzug Seiner Königlichen Hoheit des Großherzogs Friedrich Franz (II.) und Ihrer Königlichen Hoheit der Großherzogin Auguste (Prinzessin zu Reuss) in Schwerin am 7. November 1849.

      Berlin 1849. - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von August Achilles. 47,5 x 62 cm. Gedruckt bei Delius in Abgebildet bei Jesse, Bd II Tafel XLVII und in Meckl. Monatshefte, Jg XI S. 82. August Achilles (1798-1861) gilt als Begründer der Lithographie in Mecklenburg, 1830 wurde er zum Hofzeichner ernannt. Er zeigt uns hier den triumphalen Empfang des Hochzeitspaares auf dem Schweriner Marktplatz anläßlich der Vermählung vom 3. November 1849. Im Hintergrund das festlich geschmückte Altstädtische Rathaus, links noch eben angedeutet, das Säulengebäude. "Der Blick auf die Staatskarosse, aus der das junge Fürstenpaar sich freundlich grüßend vorneigt, ist durch die niedere Reihe der Kinder in Landestracht freigegeben." (A. von Langermann. A. Achilles, ein Künstler der alten Zeit. Mit Werkverzeichnis. In Jbb 91, 1927). "Achilles ist ein gewissenhafter Beobachter, der nichts übersieht und mit fast photographischer Treue die Umwelt des darzustellenden Ereignisses wiedergibt. Seine eigentliche Liebe ist aber die Menschenmenge, die er aus einer Fülle scharf beobachteter Einzelwesen zusammensetzt. Man hat das Gefühl, das jede Figur ein Bildnis ist und geht darin selten fehl, denn z. B. auf dem Bilde des Neuen Kollegiengebäudes in Schwerin von 1832 kann der Kenner der Stadtgeschichte noch heute fast jede Figur mit Namen nennen, und den Zeitgenossen wird es bei den verschiedenen Marktplatzbildern nicht weniger möglich gewesen sein." (Meckl. Monatshefte a.a.O.) - Gerahmt. :Graphiken 5.79 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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