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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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        Analisi storico-topografico-antiquaria della Carta de' dintorni di Roma. Edizione seconda.

      Roma, Tipografia delle Belle Arti, 1848-1849. - 3 vols and portfolio, uniformly bound. 8vo(22,5x15,5 cm). Contemporary halfvellum, spine gilt; with cornerpieces, covers marbled paper (rubbed). With red morocco title-labels with gilt titles. Vol. 1: (iv),48 "Discorso Preliminare),(iv),556 pp.; Vol. 2: 680 pp.; Vol. 3: 753,(iii: blank) pp.; Vol. 4: Portfolio with "Carta de'dintorni di Roma secondo le osservazioni di sir William Gell e del professore Ant. Nibby", a large folding map (74x83 cm), divided in 20 segments, pasted on linen. The map is engraved by E. Troiani, 1827. - Convent-stamps on titles and on verso map, but in all a fine set, hard to find complete with the original map. 3000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Seed Bags and Supplies

      STECHER. Seed Bags and Supplies. 2 pp. Index and 35 chromolithographic plates. Folio, bound in original illustrated wrappers (a small piece missing from the cover). Preserved in a half green morocco box. Rochester: Stecher Litho Co., n.d. A marvelous example of the work done by Stecher for various nurseries in the nineteenth century. This particular format is unusual because each sheet is comprised of 9 illustrated samples of fruit and vegetables, as opposed to the single sample per page that is normally found. The German-born Frank A. Stecher (1849-1916), first set up business in Rochester in 1871, and by 1886, "Stecher was a leader in the chromolithographic industry in Rochester. An 1888 guide to the industries of Rochester noted that the firm [Stecher Lithographic Company] employed 100 people and had machinery valued at $125,000" (Kabelac). No copies found in OCLC. Kabelac, "Nineteenth- Century Rochester Fruit and Flower Plates" in University of Rochester Library Bulletin, (1982), Vol. XXXV, pp.93-114. See Raphael, An Oak Spring Pomona Nos 63 to 66.

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        The revolution in the mind and practice of the human race;

      or, the coming change from irrationality to rationality.For some years after the collapse of the Harmony experiment Owen had published no really important work. From 1844 to 1850 he had no periodical at his command either and his urge to write was fulfilled by 'The Revolution in the Mind and Practice of the Human Race'."In May 1849 he told her (Mrs Allsop) that he was preparing 'a publication for the upper & middle classes who do not yet understand my view', which was to be accompanied by a cheap edition for the people 'to please Mr Allsop'. This was most likely 'The Revolution in the Mind and Practice of the Human Race', which Marx later described as 'Owen's very important work in which he gave a résumé of his whole doctrine'. The book is also important as it contained Owen's critical remarks on revolutionary politics, especially on the European revolutions of 1848. ... This was perhaps the last important account of his mature thought". (Chushichi Tsuzuki, Robert Owen and Revolutionary Politics, in 'Robert Owen Prophet of the Poor', 1971, pp.30-32).This copy does not have the Supplement published later in 1849 and found with some copies.8vo, xxxii + 171 + (1)pp, original green cloth, lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine, small inkstamp of the City of London library on blank field of title-page, and occasionally elsewhere, and with the small inkstamp of the Tate Library in a few margins, but in all other respects a very good fresh copy with only slight wear at head and foot of spine. A presentation copy inscribed in ink "With the author's respects" on front free endpaper., 1849. First edition. NLW 80. Goldsmiths 36686. Williams II, 557. Harrison p.274. Stammhammer I, p.66.. or, the coming change from irrationality to rationality. For some years after the collapse of the Harmony experiment Owen had published no really important work. From 1844 to 1850 he had no periodical at his command either and his urge to write was fulfilled by 'The Revolution in the Mind and Practice of the Human Race'."In May 1849 he told her (Mrs Allsop) that he was preparing 'a publication for the upper & middle classes who do not yet understand my view', which was to be accompanied by a cheap edition for the people 'to please Mr Allsop'. This was most likely 'The Revolution in the Mind and Practice of the Human Race', which Marx later described as 'Owen's very important work in which he gave a résumé of his whole doctrine'. The book is also important as it contained Owen's critical remarks on revolutionary politics, especially on the European revolutions of 1848. ... This was perhaps the last important account of his mature thought". (Chushichi Tsuzuki, Robert Owen and Revolutionary Politics, in 'Robert Owen Prophet of the Poor', 1971, pp.30-32).This copy does not have the Supplement published later in 1849 and found with some copies. 8vo, xxxii + 171 + (1)pp, original green cloth, lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine, small inkstamp of the City of London library on blank field of title-page, and occasionally elsewhere, and with the small inkstamp of the Tate Library in a few margins, but in all other respects a very good fresh copy with only slight wear at head and foot of spine. A presentation copy inscribed in ink "With the author's respects" on front free endpaper.

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        Juvenile Pastimes; or Girls' and Boys' Book of Sports

      New Haven: S. Babcock, 1849. Illustrated.16 pp. 1 vols. 32mo (4-1/4 x 2-3/4 inches). Blue printed wrappers (dated 1850). Fine. A compendium of children's games, including a relatively early mention of baseball, as well as two illustrations of the game, one of which is a full page.Any pre-Civil War baseball references are hard to find.This is fine copy of this fragile pamphlet. Rosenbach's "Early American Children's Books" lists several similarly titled volumes, but none that seem to conform to this in exact contentsBlock, "The precise publishing date of this chapbook is not certain because the title-page shows 18949 while the cover shows1850. The book contains a section called 'Playing Ball, ' which includes the passage: 'There are a great number of games played with balls, of which base-ball, trap ball, cricket...are most common. It contains two wood-cuts of 'base-ball,' one showing a rudimntary scene of a game and the second 'a party of ballplayers.' "

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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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Dresden, 4. VII. 1849.. 3 SS. 4to.. An den Schriftsteller Titus Ullrich (1813-1891): "Erst vorgestern empfing ich Ihren lieben Brief vom 25 verflossenen Monats, es blieb nämlich die ganze Zeit im Gasthof zum Deutschen Hause liegen, u. ich wusste es nicht, denn ich wohne nicht dort wie ich früher beabsichtigte. Den 2. u. 3. Act habe ich durchgelesen, einige Kleinigkeiten werden wohl noch zu ändern sein aber die Verse passen wenigstens alle. In diesem Briefe kann ich mich nicht vollständig aussprechen denn ich habe nicht die nothige Gemütsruhe in diesen Augenblick was dazu erforderlich ist u ich hoffe die ersten Tage Septembers selbst nach Berlin auf 2 tage kommen zu können u. dann wollen wir das ganze gehorig durchsehen und ordnen [...]". - Barbieri war als Kapellmeister an italienischen Bühnen tätig, bevor er 1844-46 Kapellmeister am Carltheater in Wien wurde und 1845 Gesangmeister am Kärntnertortheater. Danach wirkte er als Dirigent in Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Bremen und Rio de Janeiro, bis er schließlich 1862 seine Tätigkeit als Kapellmeister am Nationaltheater in Pest aufnahm.

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

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1849. First edition. Illustrated. 296; 288 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Bound in three quarters green morocco over marbled boards with small blue binder's label reading "Bound by W. George, Secondhand Bookseller 26 Park Street, Bristol. Catalogues Gratis." Bookplate of Henry Sherwin. Deerstalking, shooting and wildfowling, dogs, fishing and falconry.

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        The Bowdoin Poets [with manuscript contribution by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain]

      Brunswick: Joseph Griffin, 1849 - Original gilt decorative cloth in near fine condition. Housed in custom box. With large folding engraved plate of Bowdoin College. Published in two parts. Part I: First appearances of poems by Bowdoin College students, including 4 poems by H.W. Longfellow, a graduate of Bowdoin and a professor there during Fessenden's and Chamberlain's attendance. Part II: 100 pages of 61 manuscript letters written to James Fessenden from his classmates in the classes of 1849, 50, 51, & 52. Most significant is a letter by Fessenden's friend Joshua L. Chamberlain. Both men went on to become distinguished Civil War Generals; Chamberlain was the hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg, and his bravery and character led General Grant to choose him to be present at the Confederate surrender at Appomatox. Fessenden was commander of the 2nd US Sharpshooters, and later commander of the First South Carolina Regiment of US Colored Troops. The men's principled behavior can clearly be traced back to their education at Bowdoin, as the letters reflect an interest in high moral values. Of the students who wrote these letters, approximately 20 went on to become officers in the Union Army, while others went on to become respected leaders in a variety of fields. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Mädchen". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Widmung und U. ("Dessauer").

      Wien, 6. V. 1849. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Reinschrift des von Dessauer vertonten Liedes mit unterlegtem Text von Salomon Hermann von Mosenthal. "Mein harmloses Liedchen nimmt sich in dem Kreise seiner gewichtigen Nachbarn wie eine Feldblume aus, die der Zufall in einen Kranz üppiger Rosen warf [.]". - Dessauer hatte 1827 bei der Versteigerung des Beethoven-Nachlasses u. a. das Fidelio-Skizzenbuch und eine vom Komponisten überprüfte Eroica-Abschrift erworben, die er 1870 der Gesellschaft der Wiener Musikfreunde schenkte. Ausgedehnte Reisen führten ihn in den folgenden Jahren durch halb Europa, wo er häufig mit Persönlichkeiten des zeitgenössischen Kulturlebens wie Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy und George Sand zusammentraf. Sein kompositorisches Werk umfaßt Opern (u. a. "Die Freier von Oléron", 1860) sowie Vokal- und Instrumentalwerke. - Mit gepr. Bordüre.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 21. VIII. 1849.. 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt mit Siegel und Adresse (Faltbrief). 4to.. An Joseph Krejci in Prag, Redakteur der Musikzeitschrift "Caecilia": "Euer Wohlgeboren erhalten spät eine Antwort auf Ihren Brief vom 6ten Jänner, worin Sie mir meldeten daß Sie die bereits erschienenen Nummern Ihrer Caecilia samt Musikbeilagen so bald als möglich übersenden wollen; da ich aber bis heute nichts erhielt, auch von der Erscheinung der Caecilia in den öffentlichen Blättern keine Meldung geschah, was zwar bei gegenwärtiger Zeit nicht zu wundern ist: so möchte ich von Ihnen mir Nachricht erbitten, ob Sie vielleicht der jetzigen Zeitumstände wegen die Herausgabe Ihrer Zeitschrift unterlassen wollen. Meine Abhandlung über die Molltonleiter, als Fortsetzung des Ihnen bereits übersandten, ist bereits länger fertig, sobald ich den Druck des frühern Theils erhalten werde, werden Sie meine Fortsetzung erhalten. Zugleich muß ich bemerken daß es mir unsicher scheint, Manuscripte durch die Fahrpost unter Kreuzband zu senden, welches ich bei gedruckten Sachen gar nicht gefährlich finde, weil da immer noch vorräthige Exemplare übrig bleiben, und somit nicht, wie bei Originalschriften, das ganze Werk verloren gehen kann. Jedenfalls ersuche ich Sie, mir zu berichten ob Ihre Cäcilia herauskommt oder ob die der Kunst ungünstigen Zeitverhältniße die Herausgabe derselben nicht gestatten [...]". Sechter wurde von Ludwig van Beethoven und Franz Schubert anerkannt; Giacomo Meyerbeer und Johannes Brahms statteten ihm Besuche ab. Zu seinen Schülern zählen u. a. Anton Bruckner, Henri Vieuxtemps und Sigismund Thalberg. - Stellenweise unbedeutend angestaubt; insgesamt von schöner Erhaltung.

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        China and the Chinese: Their Religion, Character, Customs and Manufactures: the Evils Arising from the Opium Trade; with a Glance at our Religious, Moral, Political and Commercial Intercourse with the Country

      London, 1849. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes. pp xvi, 447; viii, 443, with a coloured frontispiece in each volume. Later half leather, nineteenth century library bookplates on front pastedowns, part of tissue over frontis to volume one missing; slight discoloration to lower spine of Volume I; minor dampstain to inner corners of frontis to Volume II; otherwise very good and sound. A barrister, Sirr (1807-1872) served as British vice-consul at Hong Kong, and later Queen's Advocate for the southern circuit of Ceylon. This work is particularly valuable for its insight into opium use, the opium trade, and the smuggling carried on between Macao, Canton, and Shanghai. Sirr declared opium to be "China's curse" and condemned Britain's role in trade: "By the sale of this pernicious drug Great Britain's sons gain gold; and earn opprobrium for dealing destruction around them, bringing into derison the name of a Christian country, by enabling the Chinese to violate the laws of their own nation, in obtaining the cursed and prohibited poison; the use of which entails destruction mentally and bodily on its infatuated devotees." The work also provides description of Chinese trades and manufacturing, religion, and culture, and argues that Hong Kong is "an unhealthy pestitlential, and unprofitable, barrn rock," but the island of Chu-san is productive and healthful and thus ideal for colonization by the British. Cordier p. 86.

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        Shirley - A Tale

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1849. Three volumes complete - Volume One - iv, 303pp, [1]; Volume Two - iv, 308pp and Volume Three - iv, 320pp. Slightly later half calf and marbled paper over boards, smooth backs, title / volume label to spines, remainder of spines richly gilt with oscillating lines and dots, date to foot. Slightly rubbed to extremities. Internally some light soiling and occasional light spots of foxing, usually to margins, but very occasionally to text. No half-titles called for, bound without the publishers catalogue in volume one, the three pages of advertisements in volume three are present. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedown (B Williams Ball) and another previous owners inkstamp to ffep (F.W. Fitzygram). Shakespeare Head Bronte Bibliography, page 25, Smith 5. First Edition. Half Calf and Boards. Good+. 8vo.

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        Shirley, a Tale. By Currer Bell, author of "Jane Eyre"

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1849. 3 volumes, octavo (192 × 117 mm). 20th century brown crushed morocco, three-line gilt border on sides, decorative gilt spines, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, by Riviere & Son; original cloth bindings bound in at the end of each volume. Bookplates of the American banker Albert Henry Wiggin (1868-1951) and his son-in-law Lynde Selden. A little wear and partial splitting to joints; with the publishers' advertisements as called-for. First edition, a handsomely bound, tall copy of Charlotte Brontë 's second novel.

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        Poor Laws - Ireland]

      His Majesty's Stationery Office - 1849. Hardback. The Great Famine. Incredibly important primary source material for Irish history. These parliamentary papers, in 3 volumes, deal with the Poor Laws for Ireland. The first two volumes contain the 14 reports from the select committee on the Poor Laws, together with the minutes of evidence, as well as appendices and indexes. The thrid volume contains the 6 reports from the select committee of the House of Lords appointed to inquire into the operation of the Irish poor law, and the expediency of making any amendment in its enactments, together with minutes of evidence, appendices, and an index. Crucial to understanding the Great Famine, these volumes illustrate contemporary British political though relative to Ireland, as well as highlighting the extraordinary suffering the people of this island went through during the period. In maroon library cloth, with ex-libris markings, with leather labels. For further information contact Tomás Kenny. First edition copy. . . . Over 350,000 customers served online! Special Offer: This seller is offering an exclusive discount of 25% on all prices for AbeBooks customers. Original Price: 4500.00 EUR. Order now to avoid disappointment. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Juvenile Pastimes; or Girls' and Boys' Book of Sports

      New Haven: S. Babcock, 1849 - A compendium of children's games, including a relatively early mention of baseball, as well as two illustrations of the game, one of which is a full page. Any pre-Civil War baseball references are hard to find. This is fine copy of this fragile pamphlet. Rosenbach's "Early American Children's Books" lists several similarly titled volumes, but none that seem to conform to this in exact contents Block, "The precise publishing date of this chapbook is not certain because the title-page shows 18949 while the cover shows1850. The book contains a section called 'Playing Ball, ' which includes the passage: 'There are a great number of games played with balls, of which base-ball, trap ball, cricket.are most common. It contains two wood-cuts of 'base-ball,' one showing a rudimntary scene of a game and the second 'a party of ballplayers.' " (BASEBALL) 32mo (4-1/4 x 2-3/4 inches). Illustrated.16 pp. Blue printed wrappers (dated 1850). Fine. Block, "Early Baseball Bibliography", p. 212 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Thurgau. - Wanderbuch des Kantons Thurgau von 1849, ausgestellt für den Gerbergesellen Mark Meyer von Ermatingen.

      1849,. in-8vo, 5 Bl. + 18 leere Bl., H.-Leder, Buchdeckeln mit Abnutzungsspuren, ansonsten sehr guter Zustand.. Es handelt sich bei einem "Wanderbuch" um ein eidgenöss. Ausweispapier (Passeport), ausgestellt durch die Kantone, für ihre wandernden Handwerksgesellen, welche sich an ihrem jeweiligen Aufenthalts- und Arbeitsort melden mussten. Ein wandernder Geselle ohne seine Papiere riskierte als Landstreicher in seinen Heimatkanton abgeschoben zu werden. Meyer war 21 Jahre alt, als er 1849 auf Wanderschaft ging. Die Einträge und Stempel geben jeweils Auskunft über Aufenthaltsort, Betragen und Leistung und über sein nächstes Ziel. Sein Weg führte über Zürich nach Bern und Aarberg, wo er den Winter über arbeitete. Die Einträge im darauffolgenden Frühling dann über Neuenburg, Lausanne, Freiburg, Solothurn und Bern nach Biel, wo er von 1850 bis 1853 blieb. Danach liess er sich ein Visa für Frankreich ausstellen und war Mitte des Jahres über Basel, Rheinfelden wieder auf der Heimreise. Ein interessantes Zeugnis der behördlichen Praxis der 'Fremdenpoilzei' zu Beginn des schweiz. Bundesstaates. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        The Illustrated Hand-Book, A New Guide for Travelers through the United States...Accompanied by a Large and Accurate Map

      New York: Sherman & Smith, 122 Broadway, 1849. Illustrated with 125 engravings in the text. Large folding map by Smith (22 x 25 3/4 inches) at the back, outlined in period color ("A New Map for Travellers throught the United States", New York Sherman & Smith, 1849"). [2, ads], 234 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original green gilt-stamped cloth, with slight wear at extremities. One piece missing from right edge of map (approximately 3 x 3 inches), affecting one inset. An important map of the U.S., first published in the 1846 edition, which was updated for the editions of 1848, 1849 (this), and 1850, then published separately in 1853 and 1853. With five insets to the general map: "Railroad & Canal Routes from Albany to Buffalo," "Map Showing the Rail Roads between the Cities of New York, Boston & Albany," (mostly missing in this copy), "Railroad Route from New York to Philadelphia," "Railroad Route from Philadelphia to Washington" and "Map of Oregon Northern California Santa Fe &c." The latter inset (first published in the 1846 edition), although small, is important for showing regions before the Mexican War, and was copied by other map makers.

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        Redburn: His First Voyage. Being the Sailor-boy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-of-a-Gentleman, in the Merchant Service

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1849. First American edition, second printing (with advertisements extended). xi, [i], [13]-390, [4, ads], 14 [i.e. 12] (ads dated October 1849), 2 (ads) pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's blue blindstamped cloth. Light wear to bidning extremities, foxing to text throughout.

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        The Works of Quintus Horatius Flaccus. Illustrated Chiefly from the Remains of Ancient Art

      London: John Murray, 1849. First Edition. Chromolithographic title and seven sectional titles by Owen Jones, black and red borders and devices by Jones throughout. 1 vols. 8vo. Full blue straight grained morocco, spine gilt in compartments, a.e.g. by Zaehnsdorf. A brilliant copy of a beautiful book. Elaborate Color Printing, Beautiful Binding

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Dresden, 4. VII. 1849. - 3 SS. 4to. An den Schriftsteller Titus Ullrich (1813-1891): "Erst vorgestern empfing ich Ihren lieben Brief vom 25 verflossenen Monats, es blieb nämlich die ganze Zeit im Gasthof zum Deutschen Hause liegen, u. ich wusste es nicht, denn ich wohne nicht dort wie ich früher beabsichtigte. Den 2. u. 3. Act habe ich durchgelesen, einige Kleinigkeiten werden wohl noch zu ändern sein aber die Verse passen wenigstens alle. In diesem Briefe kann ich mich nicht vollständig aussprechen denn ich habe nicht die nothige Gemütsruhe in diesen Augenblick was dazu erforderlich ist u ich hoffe die ersten Tage Septembers selbst nach Berlin auf 2 tage kommen zu können u. dann wollen wir das ganze gehorig durchsehen und ordnen [.]". - Barbieri war als Kapellmeister an italienischen Bühnen tätig, bevor er 1844-46 Kapellmeister am Carltheater in Wien wurde und 1845 Gesangmeister am Kärntnertortheater. Danach wirkte er als Dirigent in Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Bremen und Rio de Janeiro, bis er schließlich 1862 seine Tätigkeit als Kapellmeister am Nationaltheater in Pest aufnahm.

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        Clement Lorimer; Or, The Book with the Iron Clasps

      London: David Bogue, 1849. First edition. With 12 etched plates by George Cruikshank. [i]-vi, [vi-viii], 280 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original cream fine-grained cloth, spine tooled in gilt, upper boards with borders tooled in blind. Very good, spine sunned with some rubbing at head and tail. 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, here in a variant to those described by Sadleir or Wolff (without the gilt vignette of an urn on upper cover).

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

      1849 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Sanitary Reform: its general aspect and local importance, considered in a Lecture delivered at the New Queen's Theatre, Adelaide

      Adelaide: John Stephens, 1849. Octavo, 64 pp., very good in modern brown quarter morocco. Personal attacks on local landholders. Rare printed lecture on "sanitary reform" which includes a detailed discussion of the streets and houses of Adelaide.The writer John Stephens was a South Australian identity, and regularly packed the lecture halls to deliver speeches on any manner of subjects. Never averse to controversy, this lecture is a prime example of his style, with extensive notes on the latest news from the "mother-country", interspersed with personal attacks on local landholders and builders who continue to knock up sub-standard houses: Mr. Peacock's buildings on Hindley Street are singled out, for example, Clarke's brewery is an "abominable nuisance", as is the butcher in Currie Street with his noisome piggery, and he can barely fathom the horrors of the Port Lincoln Hotel. Stephens comments in his preface that the lecture lasted some three hours, and was listened to throughout with rapt attention; one suspects that some in his audience were concerned that they were about to be publicly shamed.As with his earlier lecture on comets, this is also very rare. It was given gratis to subscribers to Stephens' paper in an overt attempt to drum up support for his schemes.

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        China and the Chinese: Their Religion, Character, Customs and Manufactures: the Evils Arising from the Opium Trade; with a Glance at our Religious, Moral, Political and Commercial Intercourse with the Country

      London, 1849. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes. pp xvi, 447; viii, 443, with a coloured frontispiece in each volume. Later half leather, nineteenth century library bookplates on front pastedowns, part of tissue over frontis to volume one missing; slight discoloration to lower spine of Volume I; minor dampstain to inner corners of frontis to Volume II; otherwise very good and sound. A barrister, Sirr (1807-1872) served as British vice-consul at Hong Kong, and later Queen's Advocate for the southern circuit of Ceylon. This work is particularly valuable for its insight into opium use, the opium trade, and the smuggling carried on between Macao, Canton, and Shanghai. Sirr declared opium to be "China's curse" and condemned Britain's role in trade: "By the sale of this pernicious drug Great Britain's sons gain gold; and earn opprobrium for dealing destruction around them, bringing into derison the name of a Christian country, by enabling the Chinese to violate the laws of their own nation, in obtaining the cursed and prohibited poison; the use of which entails destruction mentally and bodily on its infatuated devotees." The work also provides description of Chinese trades and manufacturing, religion, and culture, and argues that Hong Kong is "an unhealthy pestitlential, and unprofitable, barrn rock," but the island of Chu-san is productive and healthful and thus ideal for colonization by the British. Cordier p. 86.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 21. VIII. 1849. - 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt mit Siegel und Adresse (Faltbrief). 4to. An Joseph Krejci in Prag, Redakteur der Musikzeitschrift "Caecilia": "Euer Wohlgeboren erhalten spät eine Antwort auf Ihren Brief vom 6ten Jänner, worin Sie mir meldeten daß Sie die bereits erschienenen Nummern Ihrer Caecilia samt Musikbeilagen so bald als möglich übersenden wollen; da ich aber bis heute nichts erhielt, auch von der Erscheinung der Caecilia in den öffentlichen Blättern keine Meldung geschah, was zwar bei gegenwärtiger Zeit nicht zu wundern ist: so möchte ich von Ihnen mir Nachricht erbitten, ob Sie vielleicht der jetzigen Zeitumstände wegen die Herausgabe Ihrer Zeitschrift unterlassen wollen. Meine Abhandlung über die Molltonleiter, als Fortsetzung des Ihnen bereits übersandten, ist bereits länger fertig, sobald ich den Druck des frühern Theils erhalten werde, werden Sie meine Fortsetzung erhalten. Zugleich muß ich bemerken daß es mir unsicher scheint, Manuscripte durch die Fahrpost unter Kreuzband zu senden, welches ich bei gedruckten Sachen gar nicht gefährlich finde, weil da immer noch vorräthige Exemplare übrig bleiben, und somit nicht, wie bei Originalschriften, das ganze Werk verloren gehen kann. Jedenfalls ersuche ich Sie, mir zu berichten ob Ihre Cäcilia herauskommt oder ob die der Kunst ungünstigen Zeitverhältniße die Herausgabe derselben nicht gestatten [.]". Sechter wurde von Ludwig van Beethoven und Franz Schubert anerkannt; Giacomo Meyerbeer und Johannes Brahms statteten ihm Besuche ab. Zu seinen Schülern zählen u. a. Anton Bruckner, Henri Vieuxtemps und Sigismund Thalberg. - Stellenweise unbedeutend angestaubt; insgesamt von schöner Erhaltung.

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        The History of Pendennis. The Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1849. First edition. Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author. viii, 384; xii, 372 pp. 2 vols. Large 8vo. Original gray-blue cloth, spines slightly faded and soiled. Superb copy, and rare thus. First edition. Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author. viii, 384; xii, 372 pp. 2 vols. Large 8vo. In Original Cloth.

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        The Strayed Reveller and other Poems. By A

      London: B. Fellowes, Ludgate Street; R. Clay, Printer, 1849. viii, 128 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original dark-green blind-stamped straight grained cloth, with title lettered in gilt on spine. Almost a fine copy. Two bookplates. In green cloth slipcase and chemise. viii, 128 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. His First Book. With the contemporary inscription "William Stubbs ma/Vicar of Havestock/ His book 1853."

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        The art of painting restored

      1849. HUNDERTPFUND, Libertat. The art of painting restored to its simplest and surest principles, translated from the German. xi, 122, [ii] pp. Illustrated with 23 plates of which 3 are engraved and printed on thin cards (one each of a palette and brushes), 20 in colour lithography and a large folding chart. 8vo., 198 x 120 mm, bound in original cloth. London: David Bogue, 1849. |~||~||~||~||~| First English Edition of what the translator claims to be the first philosophical theory of colour applicable to the art of painting written by a practicing artist (in contrast to several written by philosophers or scientists). The author claims to have discovered the method of painting with opposite colours and illustrates this in his unusual colour printed plates. The appendix discusses technical matters: the preparation of oil colours, the washing, burning, and grinding of pigments, oils, grounds, priming and varnish making. Ruhemann/Plesters (page 389) states that "the work is not concerned with restoration, but it interesting to note, in view of the date, that in the section on varnish preparation the author expresses the view that only mastic or dammar in turpentine are safe and suitable varnishes for paintings." Birren Collection 341.

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        The Works of Quintus Horatius Flaccus Illustrated Chiefly from the Remains of Ancient Art

      London: John Murray, 1849. First Edition. Chromolithographic title and seven sectional titles by Owen Jones, black and red borders and devices by Jones throughout. 1 vols. 8vo. Full blue straight grained morocco, spine gilt in compartments, a.e.g. by Zaehnsdorf. A brilliant copy of a beautiful book. First Edition. Chromolithographic title and seven sectional titles by Owen Jones, black and red borders and devices by Jones throughout. 1 vols. 8vo. Elaborate Color Printing, Beautiful Binding.

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        Emma

      UK: Simms and M'intyre. London, Simms and M'intyre, 1849. Hardback first edition and first impression recently rebound in full morocco leather. Internally very nice with the odd spot, but unfoxed. . Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1849.

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        History Of St. Andrews: With A Full Account Of The Recent Improvements In The City

      Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black 1849 - History of the city St Andrews. pp77-80 deal with golf, with interesting mentions of golf in and around the city plus a short description of the game Second edition. 8vo. xv. pp17-204. Engraved frontis. (tissue-guard, browned), vignette to title-page, 13 further full-page engravings and vignettes, mostly views, inc. a folding map of the city. New end-papers. Original purple cloth, very rubbed, corners bumped, spine restored.

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        Miscellany of the Celtic society

      Printed for the Celtic society - 1849. Hardcover. 460pp. Bound in original decorative cloth with gilt to spine. Cover is slightly loose. Usual library stampings and foxing apparent but otherwise this is a very nice copy. John O'Donovan (1806 ? 1861) worked for antiquarian James Hardiman researching state papers and traditional sources at the Irish Record Office. He also taught Irish to Thomas Larcom for a short period and worked for Myles John O'Reilly, a collector of Irish manuscripts. He was recruited to the Topographical Department of the first Ordnance Survey of Ireland under George Petrie in October 1830. Apart from a brief period in 1833, he worked steadily for the Survey on place-name researches until 1842, unearthing and preserving many manuscripts. He researched maps and manuscripts at many libraries and archives in Ireland and England, with a view to establishing the correct origin of as many of Ireland's 63,000 townland names as possible. His letters to Larcom are regarded as an important record of the ancient lore of Ireland for those counties he documented during his years of travel throughout much of Ireland. He was later professor of Celtic Languages at Queen's University and was called to the Bar in 1847. On the recommendation of Grimm, he was elected a corresponding member of the Royal Academy Berlin. Keywords: Revolutionary Ireland. First edition copy. . Former Library book. . . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Karlsbad, 9. VII. 1849.. ¾ S. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und Siegel.. An den Komponisten Alexander Dreyschock (1818-1869) in Prag: "Ihrer gütigen Zuschrift zufolge bedaure ich sehr, Ihnen im Betreff eines guten Instruments keine genügende Antwort ertheilen zu können, indem auf hiesigen Platze die besten Instrumente nur von hiesigen Meistern Wagner et Feller gebaut, und für einen Kunst-Heros wie Sie, nicht sonderlich zu empfehlen sind [ ]". - Josef Labitzky wurde 1835 Kapellmeister des Karlsbader Kurorchesters. Es gelang ihm, das Orchester in kurzer Zeit auf eine solche Höhe zu bringen, dass er 1846 auch Sinfoniekonzerte geben konnte. Die Erfolge Labitzkys als Kapellmeister und Komponist ermöglichten Reisen des Orchesters nach Pilsen 1838, Prag, Wien, Warschau, Petersburg 1839 und London (vgl. MGG Bd. 08, S. 14). Alexander Dreyschock folgte 1862 einer Berufung als Prof. des Klavierspiels an das neugegründete Konservatorium Rubinsteins in St. Petersburg, wurde dort zugleich Direktor der Theatermusikschule und russischer Hofpianist (DBE).

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        The Emigrant Family: or, The Story of an Australian Settler.

      - London, Smith Elder 1849. Stout octavo, the three volumes bound together in contemporary quarter calf and cloth. An occasional spot but a pretty good copy in what looks like a colonial binding (plain and a bit awkward); bound without half titles. First edition of this well meaning but somewhat documentary novel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London, F. G. Moon, 1842-1849. - Large folio (620 x 465 mm). 6 volumes bound in 4. Portrait of Roberts on India paper, 6 hand coloured titles and 241 superb hand coloured plates and 2 maps, with accompanying leaves of text, complete. Handsomely leather bound in half period morocco over marbled boards. All edges gilt. Binding by the London master Bennett Eedy (1799-1862) with his stamp to endpapers. Both of Roberts' monumental works on the Middle East: a finely bound, coloured set of the standard folio edition. "One of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing and [.] the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, p. 341). Roberts’ masterpiece was issued in 41 parts over seven years, beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, to whom Roberts paid tribute in glowing terms: "Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone." - After an apprenticeship to the Scottish house-painter, Gavin Buego, David Roberts (1796-1864) became assistant scene painter at the Pantheon theatre in Edinburgh. He continued scene painting in Glasgow and finally, in 1821, was hired to work with Clarkson Stanfield at the Drury Lane theatre in London. In 1838 he made plans for a journey to the Near East, inspired by his passion for artistic adventure. He departed in August 1839 for Alexandria and spent the remainder of the year in Cairo and visiting the major tombs and sites of Egypt. The following February he journeyed to the Holy Land, making stops in Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra. He spent time in Gaza before entering Jerusalem and concluded his tour by spending several months visiting the biblical sites of the Holy Land. Roberts returned to England at the end of 1839 and submitted his drawings to F. G. Moon in 1840. Moon arranged to bring out a volume of Scripture history, paying Roberts 3,000 pounds for the copyright of the sketches and for overseeing Haghe's efforts. Both the exhibition of his original watercolours and the subsequent published work were an immediate success and confirmed his reputation as an architectural and landscape artist of the highest order. - Bookseller label of James Rimell, London, to pastedown. While not strictly contemporary with the date of issue, the colour in the present copy would appear to have been applied within the nineteenth century. The binder has altered the positioning of some of the plates to accommodate the original six volumes within the four-volume format. A very clean copy, occasionally showing the barest traces of foxing. A stunning set, and an economical alternative to the near-unobtainable luxury copies in hand colour issued by the publisher (a recent example, unbound in loose sheets, commanded $242,500 at Christie's in 2012). Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 176. Abbey Travel II, 272 & 385. Tooley 401. Lipperheide Ma 27. Cf. Hiler 753. The Heritage Library, Islamic Treasures, s. v. "Art" (illustration). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Excursions in Southern Africa 2 Vols

      William Shoberl, 1849 & 1850 (different impressions). Re-bound in half-calf with marbled paper-covered boards. Vol 1 has frontispiece and tissue guard badly moisture marked, otherwise good condition, Vol 2 slight foxing on frontis and ownership signature bled through from verso, otherwise clean. A nice reconstituted set.. A history of the Cape Colony up to and including the War of the Axe 1846-8 in which the author was supernumerary officer in charge of irregulars and of which he relates his personal experiences in volume 2. The book contains an expose of misgovernment at the Cape by the incumbent governor and this made publication of the work very difficult. An uncommon work.

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