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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hyraxia]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Kennys Bookshop and Art Galleries Ltd.]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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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        A RECORD OF THE BLACK PRINCE

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849. Front inner hinge reinforced, the crimson paper on the upper cover dust-soiled, lower cover bright, a few minor cracks and chips, overall an excellent copy to his scarce title. 98p. Illustrated with six full-page chromolithographs after illuminated manuscripts, text printed in red and black in black letter. In a carved and pierced papier mache type binding, pierced so that crimson paper shows through. One of the most successful of all the gift or table books of this period. McLean. Ray 233; McLean, Victorian Book Design, p. 104. Abbey. Life 223.

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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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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Graz, 20. XI. 1849.. 74 x 226 mm.. An den Grazer Domorganisten Ludwig Carl Seydler: "Hiermit sende ich Ihnen die mir freundlichst geliehenen Bücher dankbar zurück. Sollten Sie mir die Partitur der Meße von Molique auf einige Tage leihen können, würden sie mich recht sehr verpflichten. Die Auflagestimmen meiner Messe habe ich bis dahin noch nicht zurück erhalten [ ]". - Schwencke sollte eigentlich Cellist werden, bildete sich aber autodidaktisch und als Schüler seines Vaters zum Pianisten aus. 1824 begegnete er Beethoven in Wien, der für ihn den Kanon Schwenke dich ohne Schwänke komponierte. Sein eigenes Werk umfaßt Stücke für Klavier, Streichquartette, eine Symphonie und eine Messe.

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        Genera et species curculionidum et catalogus

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

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        Cours elementaire de paleontologie et de geologie stratigraphiques.

      . Paris, Victor Masson, 1849-1852. Two volumes in three. 8vo. 1,147 [299; 848] pp., 793 [165; 628] woodcuts in the text; folded table. Uniform contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands and two black morocco labels with gilt title and volume number. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.l An important work by the father of French palaeontology: the explorer, malacologist, botanist, and geologist Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines d'Orbigny (1802-1855). DSB: "With the publication of Prodome and of another basic work with similar aims, Cours elementaire de paleontologie et de geologie stratigraphiques (1849-1852), d'Orbigny established the close and enduring connection between invertebrate palaeontology and stratigraphic geology that has proved so fruitful for both disciplines". The text volumes are profusely illustrated. As often, the 4to tableaux are not included. The second volume has continuous pagination, thus the claim by a Spanish bookseller that there are 382 additional pages is incorrect. Old owner's name and acquisition note (in pencil) on the half-title of volume 1, scattered light, mostly marginal spotting, otherwise a very good clean set. Rare. DSB vol. 10, p. 222; Ward and Carozzi, 1684..

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        Cours élémentaire de paléontologie et de géologie stratigraphiques

      Paris, Victor Masson, 1849-1852. Two volumes in three. 8vo. 1,147 [299; 848] pp., 793 [165; 628] woodcuts in the text; folded table. Uniform contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands and two black morocco labels with gilt title and volume number. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges.l An important work by the father of French palaeontology: the explorer, malacologist, botanist, and geologist Alcide Charles Victor Dessalines d'Orbigny (1802-1855). DSB: "With the publication of Prodome and of another basic work with similar aims, Cours élémentaire de paléontologie et de géologie stratigraphiques (1849-1852), d'Orbigny established the close and enduring connection between invertebrate palaeontology and stratigraphic geology that has proved so fruitful for both disciplines". The text volumes are profusely illustrated. As often, the 4to tableaux are not included. The second volume has continuous pagination, thus the claim by a Spanish bookseller that there are 382 additional pages is incorrect. Old owner's name and acquisition note (in pencil) on the half-title of volume 1, scattered light, mostly marginal spotting, otherwise a very good clean set. Rare. DSB vol. 10, p. 222; Ward and Carozzi, 1684.

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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 Oleron", 1860) sowie Vokal- und Instrumentalwerke. - Mit gepr. Bordüre.

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        Jane Heale (St. John's NB) four legal documents relating to her deceased husband (James Heale) and her inheritance issues as a women in 1849

      1849. . A superb original collection of four legal documents demonstrating both the extremely limited and legally managed rights of women in the mid 19th century in Atlantic Canada. Starts with UK laws and legal procedure (first document) and links back to the legal and merchant elite in St. John's NB in 1849 (other 3 documents). It was not unusual for women to "give up their legal rights" but what is very unusual is to have 4 original historical documents demonstrating this as we offer here. The highly positioned UK lawyer, Sir Thomas Coltman one of the Justices of her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, New Brunswick prominent lawyer William J Ritchie and merchant, John Wishart with their signatures, made sure women's legal poor rights were enforced where necessary. Lots more research opportunity with these!1st document: 8-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches on parchment.2nd document: 9-3/4 x 15-3/4 inches on parchment3rd document: 12 x 9-3/4 inches on parchment4th document: 13 x 9-3/4 inches on parchment 1st document: 8-1/2 x 9-1.2 inches on parchment. I, the undersigned, Sir Thomas Coltman, Knight, one of the Justices of her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, DO, by virtue of the Statue in the case made and provided appoint The Honorable Robert Lebern Hazen and William Johnsone Ritchie Barristers at Law and John Wishart and Thomas M. Smith, merchants all of New Brunswick Canada or any two of them Special Commissioners, to take the acknowledgement of Jane the wife of James Heale Shipbuilder now at Saint John's aforesaid of any deed by which it is intended to bar the dower as a Married Woman, pursuant to the Statute 3rd and 4th William IV. cap 74. AND I DO ORDER and DIRECT that the commission shall be executed and returned to the proper Officer of the Court, on or before the fist day of December next (signed) T. Coltman Victoria black stamp? Dated this twenty sixth day of January 1849.2nd document: 7-1/4 x 15 inches on parchment. These are to certify that on the Tenth day of April in the Year One Thousand eighteen hundred and forty nine before us William Johnsone Ritchie and John Wishart two of the commissioners specially appointed pursuant to An Act passed in the fourth year of the reign of his late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled, "an Act for the Abolition of Fines and Recoveries, and for the Substitution of more simple Modes of Assurance," for taking the acknowledgement of any deed by Jane Heale the wife of James Heale appeared personally the said Jane Heale the wife of James Heale and produced a certain indenture marked A bearing date the twenty fifth day of January, One Thousand eighteen hundred and forty nine and made between James Heale and Jane his wife of the first part Elizabeth Beale and John Beale of the second part John Brimacombre of the third part and William Hart Brimacombre of the fourth part and acknowledged the same deed of full age and competent understanding, and that she was examined by us apart from her husband, touching her knowledge of the contents of the said deed, and that se freely and voluntarily consents to the same. Signed W J Ritchie and John Wishart.3rd document: 12 x 9-3/4 inches on parchment William Hutchinson ?, Notary Public document confirming William Johnsone Ritchie and John Wishart has the authority to administer the Oaths at the City of St. John's NB, dated and sealed May 1849.4th document: 13 x 9-3/4 inches on parchment. Ann Sarah Davis acknowledged that: 1) She is the wife of James Heale, that she is of the full age and that she is of competent understanding.2) by signing the document she acknowledged that she will "pass her estate" Signed WJ RitchieSir William Johnstone Ritchie was one of the first judges appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada and became the second Chief Justice of the court, and the second-longest serving Chief Justice to date. In 1846 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick. In keeping with his pledge to resign if a fellow Liberal candidate failed to win a by-election, he gave up his seat in 1851, only to be re-elected three years later. In 1855 he left politics to accept an appointment to the Supreme Court of New Brunswick, and 10 years later he was named Chief Justice of New Brunswick. He was appointed to the newly established Supreme Court of Canada on September 30, 1875 and became its chief justice on January 11, 1879. He served on the Supreme Court for 17 years until he died on September 25, 1892.John Wishart was born at Montrose, Scotland in 1799 and in 1818 he arrived in Saint John. He became involved in shipbuilding, with most of his ships built in St. Martins. He was an elder of Saint Andrew's Kirk and a member of the St. Andrew's Society for 72 years. He never married or had children. Mr. Wishart was an incredibly generous man and an excellent businessman. Sir Thomas Coltman was born in 1781 ; Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1805 ; King's Counsel, 1832 ; Judge of Common Pleas, 1837 ; died of cholera, 1849.

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        Harmonies poétiques et religieuses avec commentaires et poésies diverses

      New edition. Bound in black half shagreen, spine tooled raised four nets cold, slight traces of abrasion without gravity on the joints, flat cardboard way vellum with some scuffs, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, bookplate pasted on a guard. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author. Scattered spots. Furne & Cie Paris 1849 11x18cm relié

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        Portrait de Madame X...

      Directed by Charles Landelle one of the most famous academic artists and most popular of the Second Empire, this beautiful portrait of a woman sitting in a chair, includes all the codes of the genre and shows the strong influence of Ingres, the great master of portraiture in his time, which was not yet his teacher. Details of hands especially direct reference to the style of the painter of the Odalisque and Turkish bath. The work is signed and dated 1849 lower right also recalls another famous painting: Portrait of Veuve Cliquot painted by Leon Cogniet two years later. That year the painter shows two portraits of women at the show and we think because of the anonymity often public models (simply titled the initial of their name) and the large size of this painting that could be one of them.Born in 1821 in Laval, Charles Landelle moved to Paris at the age of four years, then joined the Royal School of Fine Arts in 1837 as a student of Paul Delaroche and Ary Scheffer. Early in his career, Landelle painted several portraits to support himself. Strongly influenced by Italian painting after trips to the South of France and Italy, it copies some paintings of the great masters of the Renaissance to the Louvre. Medals at the Salon from his earliest exhibitions Fra Angelo receiving the inspirations of God (1842) and St. Cecilia (1848), he distinguished himself by religious and historical subjects that allow him to win the recognition of the high society of his time. His critics assure him success at the Salon soon numerous state commissions, including The Rest of the Virgin in 1854 which earned him to be awarded the Cross of Knight of the Legion of Honor. That same year he produced pastel portrait of Alfred de Musset, now in the Louvre. The artist thus embraces a career official painter between state controls and portraits of members of high society. Able to adapt to the tastes and fashions of his time, quickly gaining a reputation Landelle he knows how to maintain, never forgetting to provide a portrait or a painting to its benefactors. In the second part of his career, after the official portion of it is was somewhat out of breath, the artist traveled extensively in Morocco, Egypt, Algeria and is dedicated to Orientalism that will occupy much of its production until his death in 1908.Today a number of his works are preserved in the museum. An important background was bequeathed to his hometown of Laval but there are also some of his works in the Louvre, the Ingres Museum in Montauban, the Museum of Fine Arts in Grenoble, Pau, Rouen or the castle Versailles.Note: We do not provide transportation to the work.S.n. S.l. 1849 60x80cm environ hors cadre autre

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        Jane Heale (St. John's NB) four legal documents relating to her deceased husband (James Heale) and her inheritance issues as a women in 1849

      1849. . A superb original collection of four legal documents demonstrating both the extremely limited and legally managed rights of women in the mid 19th century in Atlantic Canada. Starts with UK laws and legal procedure (first document) and links back to the legal and merchant elite in St. John's NB in 1849 (other 3 documents). It was not unusual for women to "give up their legal rights" but what is very unusual is to have 4 original historical documents demonstrating this as we offer here. The highly positioned UK lawyer, Sir Thomas Coltman one of the Justices of her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, New Brunswick prominent lawyer William J Ritchie and merchant, John Wishart with their signatures, made sure women's legal poor rights were enforced where necessary. Lots more research opportunity with these!1st document: 8-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches on parchment.2nd document: 9-3/4 x 15-3/4 inches on parchment3rd document: 12 x 9-3/4 inches on parchment4th document: 13 x 9-3/4 inches on parchment 1st document: 8-1/2 x 9-1.2 inches on parchment. I, the undersigned, Sir Thomas Coltman, Knight, one of the Justices of her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, DO, by virtue of the Statue in the case made and provided appoint The Honorable Robert Lebern Hazen and William Johnsone Ritchie Barristers at Law and John Wishart and Thomas M. Smith, merchants all of New Brunswick Canada or any two of them Special Commissioners, to take the acknowledgement of Jane the wife of James Heale Shipbuilder now at Saint John's aforesaid of any deed by which it is intended to bar the dower as a Married Woman, pursuant to the Statute 3rd and 4th William IV. cap 74. AND I DO ORDER and DIRECT that the commission shall be executed and returned to the proper Officer of the Court, on or before the fist day of December next (signed) T. Coltman Victoria black stamp? Dated this twenty sixth day of January 1849.2nd document: 7-1/4 x 15 inches on parchment. These are to certify that on the Tenth day of April in the Year One Thousand eighteen hundred and forty nine before us William Johnsone Ritchie and John Wishart two of the commissioners specially appointed pursuant to An Act passed in the fourth year of the reign of his late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled, "an Act for the Abolition of Fines and Recoveries, and for the Substitution of more simple Modes of Assurance," for taking the acknowledgement of any deed by Jane Heale the wife of James Heale appeared personally the said Jane Heale the wife of James Heale and produced a certain indenture marked A bearing date the twenty fifth day of January, One Thousand eighteen hundred and forty nine and made between James Heale and Jane his wife of the first part Elizabeth Beale and John Beale of the second part John Brimacombre of the third part and William Hart Brimacombre of the fourth part and acknowledged the same deed of full age and competent understanding, and that she was examined by us apart from her husband, touching her knowledge of the contents of the said deed, and that se freely and voluntarily consents to the same. Signed W J Ritchie and John Wishart.3rd document: 12 x 9-3/4 inches on parchment William Hutchinson ?, Notary Public document confirming William Johnsone Ritchie and John Wishart has the authority to administer the Oaths at the City of St. John's NB, dated and sealed May 1849.4th document: 13 x 9-3/4 inches on parchment. Ann Sarah Davis acknowledged that: 1) She is the wife of James Heale, that she is of the full age and that she is of competent understanding.2) by signing the document she acknowledged that she will "pass her estate" Signed WJ RitchieSir William Johnstone Ritchie was one of the first judges appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada and became the second Chief Justice of the court, and the second-longest serving Chief Justice to date. In 1846 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick. In keeping with his pledge to resign if a fellow Liberal candidate failed to win a by-election, he gave up his seat in 1851, only to be re-elected three years later. In 1855 he left politics to accept an appointment to the Supreme Court of New Brunswick, and 10 years later he was named Chief Justice of New Brunswick. He was appointed to the newly established Supreme Court of Canada on September 30, 1875 and became its chief justice on January 11, 1879. He served on the Supreme Court for 17 years until he died on September 25, 1892.John Wishart was born at Montrose, Scotland in 1799 and in 1818 he arrived in Saint John. He became involved in shipbuilding, with most of his ships built in St. Martins. He was an elder of Saint Andrew's Kirk and a member of the St. Andrew's Society for 72 years. He never married or had children. Mr. Wishart was an incredibly generous man and an excellent businessman. Sir Thomas Coltman was born in 1781 ; Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1805 ; King's Counsel, 1832 ; Judge of Common Pleas, 1837 ; died of cholera, 1849.

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        Salzburg Stadt Gesamtansicht

      . Salzburg vom Mönchsberg gegen Osten. Tonlithographie v. Leopold Rottmann n. Georg Pezolt. Salzburg. H. Abel um 1849, 22 x 28 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nicht in Nebehay-W.- Ränder etw. fleckig.

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        Salzburg - Waller-See bei Seekirchen.

      J. Schoen, 0, Salzburg, - Tonlithographie. Salzburg, J. Schoen, o.J. [1849] ca.21 x 27 cm. ca. 32 x 42 cm. N/W 502.38 - Aus: Pezolt, Georg: Salzburg und seine Angrenzungen. Beschriftung in Deutsch, Englisch u. Französisch. Deutsch

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        HISTOIRE DE LA PROVINCE DU MONTOIS, comprise dans les cantons de Bray, Donnemarie, Provins et Nangis, arrondissement de Provins. [2 volumes].

      1849 - Nogent-sur-Seine, Imprimerie et lithographie de Garreau et Raveau, 1849-1850. Deux volumes in-8 (157 X 228) demi-veau bleu nuit, dos lisse orné d'une chainette dorée en place des nerfs, encadrement de triple filet doré dans les compartiments, frise dorée en queue et tête, titre doré (reliure de l'époque). TOME I : VII (dont faux-titre et titre), 408 pages, XLVI (table), (1) f. d'errata ; TOME II : 489 pages (dont faux-titre et titre), XXXVI pages de table, (1) f. blanc. EDITION ORIGINALE. L'érudit François-Antoine Delettre (1803-1883), dans son domaine seigneurial de Donnemarie-en-Montois, dépouilla patiemment des milliers de documents originaux provenant d'archives municipales de la région et d'archives notariales et privées, et en tira les éléments d'un grand nombre de petites notices, mais surtout une "Histoire de la province du Montois" (2 volumes, 1849-1850), IMPORTANTE PUBLICATION qui devait compter un troisième volume jamais paru. Le dos des reliures a uniformément viré au vert sapin, néanmoins BEL EXEMPLAIRE, bien relié à l'époque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Erik Gustaf Geijers Samlade Skrifter [complete in 13 volumes - Swedish language]

      Stockholm : Norstedt, 1849-1855 - Description: 13v. frontis. (port.) ; 21cm. Subjects: Geijer, Erik Gustaf (1783-1847) -- Collected works -- Swedish literature -- Swedish National Romanticism. Sweden -- History -- Literature -- Philosophy -- 19th century. Contents: Vol. 1-8 called "Forra afdelningen"; v. [9-13] called "Sednare afdelningen, 1.-[5.] bandet." Frontis. to volume 1. Language: Swedish. Finely bound copies in contemporary half-aniline calf over marbled boards. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Light water staining evident to top page margins of vols. 1 (up to p. 40) and 2 (up to p.10). Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 10 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hyperion. A Roamnce

      London - George Slater, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A charming little edition of Hyperion in a leather binding. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Hyperion: A Romance is one of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's earliest works, published in 1839. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is only some mild wear to the extremities, with just some mild rubbing. Internally the pages have slight browning with foxing. There is a small ink inscription to the front free-endpaper. Overall the condition is very good..

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        The History of Pendennis

      50 - London - Bradbury and Evans, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A charmingly illustrated set of fictional works from prolific writer, William Makepeace Thackeray. First edition, bound from the parts, from the original twenty-four numbers, publishedin twenty-three parts between November 1848 and December 1850; title pages for volume one and two issued in no. 12 and 24. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Thackeray, featuring twenty-threeplates to volume one, and twenty-three plates to volume two. Collated complete. Pendennis offers an insightful and satirical picture of human character and aristocratic society of the victorian era. Some critics suggest thatthe protagonist,Arthur Pendennis,is a representationof Thackeray himself. This character also features as the narrator of two later novels, The Newcomes and The Adventures of Philip. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Bound in half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, marks to the boards and rubbing to the spine and extremities. Spine labels absent. Front hinge to volume one is slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound and bright. Instances of spotting and some offsetting. Some marginal foxing to the plates. Copperplate ink signature to endpapers, and bookplates to the front pastedowns of both volumes. Overall: GOOD..

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        Die Freien Stunden in Italien in drei Theile bearbeitet und Seiner Hochgebornen dem kai. kön. Herrn Oberst Gustav Graf Degenfeld-Schomburg [!] kai. kön. Käm[m]erer des königlichen Hanoveranischen Guelfen Orden Ritter des Chur Hessischen Löwen Orden Commandeur des Erz-Herzog Leopold 53ten Linien Inft. Regt. Commandant in tiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet.

      O. O., 1849. - Deutsche Handschrift auf Papier. (8), 102, (8), 43, (1) SS., 4 Bll., 5-71 [recte: 72], (8) SS. Mit 19 Bleistift- und Kohlezeichnungen (dav. 3 Frontispize) und 14 Titel- bzw. Widmungsblättern in Tusche, Federkalligraphie und Bleistift sowie 25 figuralen Bleistift-Initialen im Text. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Folio. Hübsch ausgestattetes und liebevoll illustrierte Sammlung von Unterhaltungsliteratur, verfaßt oder bearbeitet von Maximilian Alois Lesznik, "Spielmann bei der Reg[imen]ts-Musik des Erzherzog Leopold 53tn. Linien Infanterie Regim[en]ts". Enthält eine längere Erzählung im Stile der damals populären Ritterromane ("Otto oder die Todtenglocke um Mitternacht"), ein orientalisches Singspiel ("Parthena - Große Oper in zwei Aufzügen", mit Kostümillustrationen von Arabern) sowie als dritten Teil Lyrik, Rätselverse, verschlüsselte Liebesbriefe u. a. Laut Titel widmete der Verfasser das Buch nach dem Italienfeldzug von 1848/49 seinem Regimentskommandanten, dem Generalmajor Gustav Graf Degenfeld-Schonburg (1807-57). - Das Widmungsblatt etwas braunfleckig, sonst wohlerhalten und sauber. Gelenke fachmännisch restauriert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Engraved title:] The progress of crime, Or The authentic memoirs Of Maria Manning

      By Robert Huish Esqr. Author of ?"Memoirs of the Princess Charlotte,?" ?"George the Fourth,?" _ [sic] ?"Maria Martin [sic]?" &c. &c. London, no publisher, 1849. [At foot of last page of text:] Printed by M?'Gowan & Co., Great Windmill Street. Demy 8vo in half sheets; wood-engraved frontispiece, vignette title-page, and twenty-four plates; letterpress title not called for; Directions to the Binder on verso of last leaf; pp.831 (excluding engraved title-leaf)+[i]; contemporary watered calf, tooled gilt on sides, spine with four flat bands, ruled and tooled gilt, dark brown lettering-piece; edges burnished brown; end-papers faced drab. Neatly re-jointed; binder?'s blank foxed at front and back; two or three sets of gatherings with light embrowning and in one case foxing [v. note]; otherwise a very nice copy. Issued without letterpress prelims., apparently in twenty-six 32pp. numbers, each with a plate (though they are not distributed as regularly as that might seem to imply). Some half-dozen sets of four four leaf gatherings passim are on different paper from the rest of the volume, with some more or less slight tendency to embrown, and in one case also to fox, this distribution tending to support the assumption that the book was issued originally in 32pp. numbers. The first printing throughout, from type, the text measuring 83mm to 84.5mm in width as against the 84.5mm to 86mm of later printings made from stereo plates. P.257 is incorrectly signed ?'2K?', this being corrected in the stereos, and pp.281 and 289 are here both signed ?'2N?', this bringing the gatherings back into order. The frontispiece here has only a two line caption, as against the five line caption present in later copies, whilst above the printer?'s imprint at the end of the text are the words ?"End of volume the third?", this not being present in the reprints. No volume breaks are otherwise indicated in the text, and it is perhaps to be assumed that volume numbers may have been included on the wrappers. A fictionalisation of the events surrounding the real-life murder of Patrick O?'Connor in 1849 in the course of which he was twice robbed of small sums - in a low drinking house and in a house of ill-fame - before finally falling victim to a well-planned robbery and murder by the Mannings: the book concludes with an appendix containing an editorial article and description by Charles Dickens of the execution of Mary Manning and her husband at Horsemonger-lane, reprinted from the Times newspaper of Nov.14th 1849, and here first printed in book form. Mary Manning, neé de Roux, who was Swiss by origin, was the last woman to be executed publicly in England - Dickens?' letter of protest having some effect in stiffening a government resolve to put an end to the custom. Not in Sadleir or Wolff; Block, p.116; Summers, ?'Gothic Bibliography?', p.73 All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        The Song of Songs 1849

      - The Song of Songs which is Solomons. Illustrated by Owen Jones. 1849. Beautiful exterior and illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jacobs Well at Nablus

      Egypt and Nubia; the Holy Land. 1842-1849 - Lithograph. Hand coloured. Size: 52 x 36 cm. Mounted size: 75 x 60.5 Fine condition.

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        Title Page to] Egypt & Nubia.

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

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        Trochilus Colubris [Hummingbird].

      Hullmandell and Walton -61 1849 - Lithograph with fine later hand-colour. Dimensions: 560 by 385mm. (22 by 15.25 inches). From the "Family of Hummingbirds".

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        San Juan de Nicaragua / Entrance to the Bay of Fonseca, from the Island of Tigre.

      1849 - Image Size : 180x455 (mm), 7.125x17.875 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 230x475 (mm), 9x18.75 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph Very Good, laid on acid free paper for long term preservation. Small tear in the upper left hand of the upper image, repaired.

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        Lateral View of the Temple called the Syphonaem at Dendera.

      London 1849 - Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' 'Egypt', some tears to edges and minor paper loss. Dimensions: 305 by 260mm. (12 by 10.25 inches). David Roberts' magnificent images of Egypt and the Holy Land rank amongst the finest topographical views of the nineteenth century. Roberts made a two-year journey to the Middle-East commencing in 1838, and whilst there executed numerous watercolours from which the finest were selected for the publication; The lithographs were executed by Louis Haghe. In order to help fund the project, Roberts produced a deluxe subscription edition, from which this lithograph was taken, which is notable for being the only edition to have original hand-colour, which would have been executed under the direction of the artist. Abbey 272

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        Anatomie comparée: receuil de planches de myologie dessinées par G. Cuvier ou exécutées sous les yeux par Laurillard et Mercier

      Paris, Dusacq, 1849-1856. In two volumes. Elephant folio (58.0 x 42.0 cm). 336 lithographed plates with descriptive text and three handwritten tables at the end of each volume. Volume I: Title, pp. vi ("Note preliminaire"), 168 (90 individually numbered, and 39 double-sized and double numbered) plates, 23 explanatory text leaves; Volume II: 168 plates (112 individually numbered, and 28 double-sized and double numbered,) 30 explanatory text leaves. Uniform contemporary green half calf over green pebbled boards. Spines with five raised bands, gilt ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt.l Monumental and very rare work on the myology, osteology and anatomy of vertebrates, starting with "l'Homme Nègre" (12 plates), followed by, for instance, Orang-Outang (5), Magot (13), Papion (17), Coaïta (8), Sajou (2), Maki (4), Ours (13), Chien (12), Hyène (14), Lionne (13), Panthère (13), Guépard (1), Kanguroo (21), Marmotte (5), Castor (10), Porc (5), Lapin (5), Agouti (6), Orycterope (3), Ornithorynque (6), Eléphant (26), Hippopotame (7), Cochon (9), Tapir (4), Ane (10), etc., etc. Copies of this posthumously published atlas are extremely rare. The Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris only possesses an incomplete copy. Most of the elaborately drawn plates are by Cuvier; the remaining are by Laurillard, his pupil. In the preface we read that it was Cuvier's opinion that myology had been greatly neglected in comparative research. It had been Cuvier's aim to publish a large work on comparative anatomy. Cuvier had great difficulty finding a publisher, as none were willing to produce this costly and sumptuously illustrated atlas. In 1840 however, a special grant was given by the state to make publication possible. It was published in livraisons over a period of 7 years. Because the work is very uncommon it is likely that it was only published in a small edition. DSB: "Seeking to produce one great Anatomie comparée, he spent his life gathering some 13000 items for the museum's public gallery and collecting drawings and documents; 336 plates made according to his drawings and those of Laurillard appeared between 1849 and 1856, with the title Anatomie comparée, Recueil de planches de Myologie". All plates are beautifully executed and the work as offered is in very good condition. Nissen indicates that plates 309, 310, 324 and 325 and the explanatory text to plates 336-340 have never been published; which is consistent with our copy, but also consistent with other copies. Bindings slightly rubbed and somewhat soiled, corners a bit bumped, but despite several signs of use and wear generally still in a good and sound condition. Title page, plates 21, 109, 198, 220, and the explanation sheet to plate 169 with a library stamp in the lower margin. Plate 243 and its explanation leaf with a small (less than one square cm) piece of text (a few letters) and paper loss due to adhesion, last plate strongly age-toned, otherwise only slightly toned in places and occasionally very weakly thumbed, but these are minor flaws and it is definitely, in all, a good, complete copy. There are very few copies available in libraries worldwide and there has been no more than one auction record in the last 50 years. DSB III, p. 524: Nissen ZBI, 1005.

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