The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1849

        JUVENILE PASTIMES; or, Girls' and Boys' BOOK Of SPORTS

      New Haven:: Published by S. Babcock,. 1849 [1850].. 16mo. 4-1/4" x 2-3/4". 1st edition (Block, p. 212). Not in Gumuchian, Osborne, nor Spencer. 16 pp.. Pictorial paper wrappers, sewn. Front wrapper imprint with 1850 date.. Light soiling to wrappers, with small abrasion to lower left edge of. front wrapper. Modest bit of foxing. Overall, a VG+ copy.. All references to base-ball from this era are somewhat uncommon, with this a relatively early pictorial depiction of the game. . Illustrated with 17 cuts, of which 2 depict boys playing 'base-ball'.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Latin-English dictionary with a torn page repaired by Garfield ? used by him at Hiram in preparation for college ? with a franked envelope of Garfield to ?Agricultural College?

      (1) ?Lexicon of the Latin Language? edited by F.P. Leverett, 1004pp, 6? x 9.75?. Bound together with ?An English-Latin Lexicon, prepared to accompany Leverett?s Latin-English Lexicon, 318pp. Boston: Wilkins, Carter, & Co., 1849. Loose hinges, soiling inside covers, foxing. Internally sound with foxing. Original calf cover scuffed. Modern reinforcement of spine. Good condition.(2) Postmarked envelope free franked by Garfield ?J.A. Garfield / M.C.,? 4.5? x 3.75?. Lightly soiled. Addressed in another hand to Mr. A.H. Post, Agricultural College, Prince George?s Co., Md.?Garfield attended Western Reserve Eclectic Institute in Hiram, Ohio (1851-1854) and Williams College (1854-1856). Affixed inside the front cover of his book is an Autograph Statement Signed ?Wm J. Parmelee,? 1p, 4.25? x 7?. Springfield, Mass., May 20, 1927. In part, ?This lexicon owned by Almeda A. Booth while teaching at Hiram, was used conjointly by James A. Garfield ... and herself while in preparation fo

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Manuscript book of 'Receipts collected by Mrs. Macdonald and to which are added Useful remarks [for the Mistress of a House].'

      [Circa.] 1849 - 4to, 36 pp and a manuscript title-page. All texts clear and complete. Disbound (from a commonplace book?) and apparently complete. Fair, on aged, brittle gilt-edged paper, with a few closed tears (in particular to the last couple of leaves). The book is presumably in Mrs Macdonald's hand, and the only indication to her identity is the final note (see below), signed 'F. M. M.', which shows her to have been an educated member of the middle classes. Divided into three parts. The first part is 'Useful Remarks for the Mistress of a House' (25 pp, paginated from 1 to 23). The first page carrying remarks on Tea, Loaf Sugar, Moist Sugar, Eggs and Spices, with the last two annotated 'Experientia docet!' The first entry reads: 'Tea should be kept in a dry place, and any store should be in Tin Canisters wrapt in flannel. Two spoonful is the quantity given to work-women for breakfast or Tea.' Extensive sections on Pickles, and Preserves. Also Raspberry Vinegar, Candles, Soap ('Lay in also an annual stock') and Coals, the latter annotated 'Since the above was written Coals are sold by the Ton'. Long sections on 'Poultry yard', 'Pidgeons', 'Rabbits' ('If the Doe is weak during her accouchement, give her beer caudle, or warm fresh grains'), 'Ornamental Supper dishes', 'Flummery' (including 'Green Melon in Flummery') The second part comprising 6 pp of French recipes: 'Soupe a la Bonne-Femme', 'Roux Blanc (white Thickening)', 'Roux brun (brown thickening)', 'Sauce Tournee', Sauce a l'Allemande (German sauce)', 'Sauce au Maitre d'Hotel', 'Sauce du Maitre d'Hotel au maigre', 'To boil Artichokes the French way', 'French melted butter (only good with Artichokes in my opinion)'. The third part (6 pp) containing miscellaneous recipes, beginning with a long 'Anti-Cholera diet', and ending with 'Lord Ponsonby's Cure for Cholera. 1849.' ('It is asserted by Lord Ponsonby's Agent that the patient is immediately cured before a Medical Man arrives.') This is dated 'June 24: 1849' and is followed by a note signed 'F. M. M.' reading 'The above receipt was given to me by a Man of the name of Poole a Poulterer at Alston near Cheltenham who saw it tried in his House by his Brother in Law who was seized with all the symptoms of Cholera, and had the Medicine made up to be ready at a moment, and was quite well and able to return to his home some miles distant perfectly recovered the next Morning.' [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard M. Ford Ltd]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Dios, El Alma y La Religión. Poema.

      José Rius, Valencia 1849 - XLVIII - 116pp. Muy correcto ejemplar (papel con un poco de mácula) con una espectacular encuadernación de época en piel roja, con hierros en abanico, escudo heráldico. Lomera fileteada. cantos decorados. Cortes dorados. =Esteban Gabarda Igual, Teruel 1802-1873. Obra: Historia del patronato de las Raciones de Teruel, 1842. Historia de los Amantes de Teruel, dos ediciones, Valencia, 1842 y Teruel; 1861. Discurso inaugural pronunciado el 22-XII-1845 en la solemne apertura del Instituto de Segunda Enseñanza de Teruel mandado imprimir por la Junta Directiva de dicho Instituto, Teruel, 1845. Size: 8ºmayor. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
 4.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Prologue d'une Révolution. Février - Juin 1848.

      - Paris, Au Bureau du Peuple, 1849. In-8, demi-chagrin havane, dos à nerfs, couverture imprimée conservée (mors lég. frottés), (2) f., 316 p. Edition originale, rare, de cet ouvrage fondamental sur la révolution de 1848, d’abord publié en feuilleton dans "Le Peuple" de Proudhon, qui valut une sévère condamnation à Proudhon et à Ménard et dont la quasi-totalité des exemplaires aurait disparu dans un incendie. Chimiste, ayant à son actif des découvertes importantes, poète déjà admiré par Leconte de Lisle, Baudelaire ou Banville, Louis Ménard participa à la révolution de 1848 aux côtés des blanquistes. Il livre un témoignage impartial et lucide, "l'un des plus forts sur les journées de juin" (D. Halévy). A la suite de sa condamnation, Ménard dut s'exiler. (Drujon, 'Ouvrages condamnés', p. 315. S. Wassermann, 'Les Clubs de Barbès et Blanqui en 1848', p. XX). Bon exemplaire, relié avec sa couverture imprimée. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie HATCHUEL]
 5.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Supplemental Plate 14 - Lampraster Branickii, Tacz

      London 1849 - John Gould (1804-1881) A selection from A Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds First edition: London, 1849-61 (supplement printed 1880-87) Hand-colored lithographs with gum arabic metallic detail Paper size: 21 1/2” x 14 1/2” Condition: Very small areas of foxing throughout. John Gould was without question the most prolific ornithological artist of the 19th century, and the only one to rival John James Audubon in ambition and quality. The19th century was a time of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould shared the romantic enthusiasm of his time for such subjects, as well as the popular impulse to catalogue exotic wildlife. He combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents. Drawing on these abilities, he embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. Gould’s unparalleled career spanned five decades, and he produced a monumental series of books of birds throughout the world. From the time he took up taxidermy in his early teens, Gould was devoted to recording bird life, either as he observed it personally or as it was reported to him by other ornithologists. He procured the scientific information through extensive correspondence, travel, and field research. The preparatory drawings that he produced were passed on for completion to skilled illustrators, most notably his wife, Elizabeth, and Edward Lear. The plates which resulted from such partnerships were a splendid fusion of art and science, with a scope than remains unsurpassed. Stunning and at the same time highly accurate, Gould’s illustrations linked beauty to science, and science to beauty, in and an unprecedented manner. Of all his works, many of Gould’s best-known images come from this beautiful and comprehensive monograph on hummingbirds. One of his largest productions, the Hummingbirds was also the most painstaking, meticulously detailed project that the ornithologist attempted. In order to create accurate representations of the tiny, delicately beautiful birds, Gould invented a new method of coloring, using metallic pigments to reproduce the iridescence of their plumage. Most images also show at least one subject in flight to further accentuate the coloring of their feathers. The compositions generally show the birds in animated groupings of two or three, surrounded by foliage and landscapes. All of the hummingbirds are drawn to scale and are anatomically correct to the smallest detail, their brilliant coloring highlighted with gold and transparent luster. Most of the subjects in the book were taken from Gould’s personal collection of hummingbird specimens, a number of which he exhibited at the Zoological Gardens, Regent’s Park, during the Great Exhibition of 1851. Joining commerce with science, Gould also utilized the exhibition to display his method of metallic coloring (a shrewd move that worked to publicize his monograph). Gould’s exhibition was a major success, attracting more that 75,000 visitors and, very possibly, not a few of the 273 subscribers to A Monograph of the Trochilidae. These tiny, exuberantly colored birds captured the attention and affection of a vast number of European viewers. Gould’s Hummingbirds represents a splendid triumph of aesthetic sensitivity and scientific rigor.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; being an account, botanical and geographical, of the Rhododendrons recently discovered in the mountains of Eastern Himalaya, from drawings and descriptions made on the spot, during a government botanical mission to that country . Edited by Sir W.J. Hooker.

      - London, Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1849 (-1851). 3 parts (bound in one). Folio (495 x 370mm). With a handcoloured vignette, showing the Himalayan mountains, on title and 30 handcoloured lithographed plates and descriptive text. Later full green morocco, richly gilt ornamented spine with 2 red labels, frontcover with gilt lettered title within a gilt border. One of the most attractive botanical books of the nineteenth century. "An important work, both for the botanist and horticulturist since it contains descriptions and plates of many of the best garden Rhododendron species which can be grown in this country and an account of their discovery" (Great Flower Books). The text was edited by Sir William Hooker (1785-1865) from his son's field notes sent back from India. "The drawings, based on Hooker's dried specimens and field sketches, were by Kew's official botanical artist, Walter Hood Fitch. Fitch's vigorous, confident lines and bold colouring miraculously recreated exotic bloom - 29 had been delineated by the time the last plate appeared in 1851 - which excited the botanist and were to provide the gardener with some of our best garden species" (Desmond, The European discovery of the Indian flora p. 144). Joseph Dalton Hooker obtained through Lord Carlisle a grant to explore the central and eastern Himalayas.Second issue of part 1 only, no difference with the first edition except for the indication 'second edition'. This second isssue of the first part was printed in the same year as the first issue.Great Flower Books p. 60; Nissen BBI, 911. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Interior fo the Mosque of the Sultan El Ghoree. August 1st, 1849.

      London. 1849 - Size: 420 × 610 mm. Very good condition. Unobtrusive blind stamp. Tinted lithograph (two tints). Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). These lithographs were originally published in twenty parts, most parts containing six plates, the price for each part with coloured plates (the most expensive state) being 3 guineas. Sketches in Egypt and Nubia, from Drawings made on the Spot. 1846-9. Abbey, Travel, 272; Gay 2216; Ibrahim-Hilmy, II, p.176; Lipperheide 1591; Tooley (1954) 402.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 8.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Interior of the Mosque of the Sultan El Ghoree.

      Moon, F.G., London 1849 - The Prints of David Roberts:Part 1 - The PrinterLouis Haghe (1806-1885) was one of the msot skillful exponents of the tinted lithograph who became a leading reproductive lithographer in England and on the Continent. Haghe's reputation as a lithographer was primarily based upon topographical views, of which Twyman notes "his most important work of this kind, the translation of Roberts' sketches of the Holy Land, represents the culmination of his art".Part 2 - The Publication of Roberts' Holy Land and EgyptRoberts first sketched in his journals "on the spot" the vaious subjects which, on returning to London, he transcribed into finished paintings and watercolors. These then formed the basis of the lithographs drawn and printed by Louis Haghe. It is interesting to note that in some instances Roberts' original drawings were twice or three times the size of the published print, which indicated the skill of Haghe and his assistants in transferring Roberts' designs onto lithographic stones.Part 3 - A Genesis of Roberts' PrintsDavid Roberts fulfilled a boyhood dream by visiting the East and recording what he saw there; by August 1838 he had resolved to "visit the Holy Land, and make drawings of the scenes of sacred history and the antiquities of Egypt". By this time Roberts had already established himself as a successful topographical artist and published his set of Spanish scenery as tinted lithographs, Picturesque Sketches in Spain, 1837. Eventually he would be elected to the prestigious Royal Academy on the strength of his topographical paintings.Part 4 - The PlatesRoberts' Holy Land and Egypt project has been called "the most ambitious work ever published in England with lithographic plates" (according to Micheal Twyman). Its production involved over 600 lithographic stones used over an eight to nine year period. It is generally agreed the lithographers Day & Haghe were the most efficient for such large scale work, while Louis Haghe himself was a master lithographer.The plate formats strongly influenced their presentation as prints: large full-page and small half-page vignettes representing what Roberts intended to be the difference between finished drawings and sketches. roberts was a good judge of accurate transposition of his watercolors and sketches into lithography.Today historians regard Roberts' Holy Land and Egypt as the last link between the established artist and topographical lithography. Since Roberts' prints were the most costly publishing venture in Britain at the time, undertaken by a publisher "on his own responsibility", Roberts sighed on its completion: " . thank God . that with being blessed with health and backed by my ever esteemed friend Louis Haghe I may also say the most satisfactory."References:Micheal Twyman, Lithography, 1800-1850, London, 1970Katherine Sim, David Roberts, London 1984J.R. Abbey, Travel in aquatint and lithograph 1770-1860, Nos. 272, 385James Ballantine, The Life of David Roberts, Edinburgh, 1866Helen Guiterman, David Roberts, London 1978Barbican Art Gallery (catalogue), David Roberts, London, 1986British Library (BS), Image Size : 340x487 (mm), 13.375x19.125 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 437x615 (mm), 17.25x24.25 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
 9.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Neuester Zeitungs-Atlas für Alte und Neue Erdkunde.

      Hildburghausen u.a., Hildburghausen u.a., Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, o.J. [-1852]. 1849 - Halbledereinband, marmorierte Deckelbezüge, 4°-querformat, mit einem gestochenen Titelblatt, einem Verzeichnis sowie 122 [von 123] gestochenen und grenzkolorierten Karten; -Kanten berieben, Vorsätze etwas wasserwellig, Papier an einigen Stellen gebräunt, stock- und fingerfleckig, Karten insgesamt in gutem Zustand. Es fehlt offensichtlich die 13. Karte [Halbkugeln der Erde]; Karte 64 herausgetrennt und beschnitten, aber beigelegt, Karten 89 bis 97 in verkehrter Reihenfolge eingebunden; Karte 98 am Ende eingebunden; [Espenhorst, 3.1.2.1]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Atlas, Einzelunternehmen]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California

      Philadelphia, 1846 (1849) - Samuel Augustus Mitchell (1792-1868) A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California Published by Thomas Copperthwait Philadelphia, 1846 (1849) Paper size: 21 ¼ " x 19 ½ " Framed size: 35" x 33 ½ " This 1849 edition of Texas, Oregon and California shows the region west of the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean, from the Rio Grande to southern Canada. Also included is a booklet with “Accompaniment” text that describes California and Oregon in 76 pages (including appendix). Highlights include wildlife reports of residents in Oregon and soldiers’ letters describing the on-going gold rush in California.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Fine Autograph Letter Signed with initial 'D' to H. Drummond, (Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881, Prime Minister and Novelist)

      1849 - saying that he has "little doubt that his Lordship is himself the correspondent of the 'Post' - If I remember right it is not the first time that his Manifestos have appeared in the journal ." returning his letters "& the copy of his resolutions - When Chaos comes, & we have an opportunity of creating order we may set about working in this way, at present we must be less methodical, a little more bungling & practical .", 4 sides 8vo., Grosvenor Gate, 4th May n.y., annotated in another hand, [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sophie Dupre ABA ILAB]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        British Butterflies and their Transformations. Arranged and illustrated in a Series of Plates by H.N. Humphreys with Characters and Descriptions by J.O. Westwood. [Second Edition]

      William S Orr 1849 - Roy. 8vo., Second Edition, with hand-coloured and printed titles, and 42 fine engraved plates COLOURED BY HAND, small inscription on blank preliminary; attractively bound in contemporary blue half morocco, pebble-grain cloth boards ruled in gilt, back with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second compartment lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments richly tooled and ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, an unusually bright, crisp, clean copy. Nice copy of the first one-volume edition, combining in unabridged state the two volumes of the first edition of 1841. Freeman 3951. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Sharpe's Corresponding Atlas: Comprising Fifty-Four Maps,Constructed Upon A System of Scale and Proportion From the Most Recent Authorities. Engraved on Steel by Joseph Wilson Lowry. With A Copious Consulting Index

      Chapman & Hall, London 1849 - Chapman and Hall, 1849. Folio sized, 19 inches by 14 inches (48 cm by 36 cm). Half leather binding, pages and maps disbound within the cover. There are three maps missing, number 2, the World -- Eastern Hemisphere, and numbers 6 and 7 -- England and Wales Railway Map North and South. The remaining fifty-one maps are all in very good condition. Maps 19 and 20 are really one map, a double page spread. Due to the disbound state of this atlas, some of the maps have some damage along the page edges, which does not affect the maps. Two maps have short closed tears which do intrude onto the map. The maps all have outline colours. The contents are as follows; 1. The World - Western Hemisphere 2. The World - Eastern Hemisphere (missing) 3. The World on Mercator's Projection 4. Europe - With the Mediterranean 5. Great Britain and Ireland 6. England and Wales - Railway Map North (missing) 7. England and Wales - Railway Map South (missing) 8. Scotland 9. Ireland 10. France - Belgium - Switzerland 11. Holland and Belgium -Enlarged 12. Prussia, Holland and the German States 13. Switzerland - Enlarged 14. Austrian Empire 15. Turkey and Greece 16. Greece and the Ionian Islands - Enlarged 17. Italy 18. Spain and Portugal 19. Northern Sweden and the Frontier of Russia 20. Denmark, Sweden, and Russia on the Baltic 21. Western Russia From the Baltic to the Euxine 22. Russia on the Euxine 23. Russia on the Caucasus 24. Russia in Europe - General Map 25. Northern Asia - Asiatic Russia 26. South-Western Asia - Overland to India 27. South Eastern Asia - Birmah, China and Japan 28. Australia and New Zealand 29. Egypt, the Red Sea, and Arabia Petræ 30. Nubia, the Red Sea, and Abyssinia, to the Strait of Bab-El-Mandeb, and on to Aden 31. Asia Minor 32. Syria and the Provinces to the Persian Gulf 33. Western Persia 34. Eastern Persian 35. Afghanistan and the Punjab 36. Beloochistan and Sinde 37. Central India 38. The Carnatic &c. 39. Bengal &c. 40. India - General Map 41. North Africa 42. South Africa 43. British North America 44. Central America 45. United States - General Map 46. United States, North East 47. United States, South East 48. United States, South West 49. Jamaica - Leeward and Windward - With Jamaica on Enlarged Scale 50. Mexico and Guatemala 51. South America 52. Columbian and Peruvian Republics, and Western Brazil 53. La Plata, Chili, and Southern Brazil 54. Eastern Brazil. This is a very rare atlas. The maps were published in 1848, and consequently those showing California still show it as part of Mexico. The territory was seceded to the US in 1848. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Ellis and Co.]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Beretning om Corvetten Galathea's Reise omkring Jorden 1845, 46 og 47.

      1849 1849 - 3 vols. Copenhagen 1849-51. With 5 folding maps, 20 lithographed plates and one facsimile. Nice contp. halfleather with spines gilt. As usual weakly stained. Rebacked with the orig. spines. Name on titlepage in vol. I. * Sabin 5399. The offical account of the first Danish circumnavigation. The voyage was made between 1845 and 1847. All visits are described: East Indies, Singapore, Java, Macao, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Canton, Tahiti and Hawaii (3 chapters with 3 plates). The lithograped plates are made after drawings by Paul Plum. The purpose of the voyage was the exploration of the Nicobar Islands, scientific expoloration and the forming of trade agreements. "This expedition's visit in the Hawaiian Islands was characterized by reciprocal good will. The editor of the "Friend" commented upon the ship's departure from Honolulu (Nov. 2, 1846): "visit of the Galathea in our waters has been in the highest degree agreeable. The gentlemanly conduct of her officers, the zeal of her scientific corps, and the good behaviour of the seamen, reflect the highest honour upon their nation." Forbes 1723. There are 3 plates of Hawaiian interest in Vol.III. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Mosque El Mooristan Cairo. Lithograph from Robert's "Holy Lands"

      F.G. Moon,, London: 1849 - Jany 1st, 1849. c. 32 x 49 cm plus margins. Original tinted lithograph, full page. Extremely clean copy, archivally & handsomely framed in gilt frame with wash mount. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
 16.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Map of the Gold Regions of California, Showing the Routes via Chagres and Panama, Cape Horn

      New York: Ensign & Thayer, 1849 - Ensign & Thayer Map of the Gold Regions of California, Showing the Routes via Chagres and Panama, Cape Horn Hand-colored lithograph Framed size: 35 ½" x 30" Sheet size: 26 ¼" x 20 ¾" New York: Ensign & Thayer, 1849 Literature: Carl I. Wheat, The Maps of the California Gold Region, 1848-1857, pg. 85 This vibrant map is a significant and extremely rare document of the California Gold Rush. Published in 1849, it offered prospective gold seekers all of the information necessary to make the arduous trek to the West Coast. Indeed, arriving in San Francisco safely was no easy feat during the mid-nineteenth century. Early pioneers, called “forty-niners,” traveled to California either by ship (often choosing to sail around the entire South American continent) or across North America in covered wagons. Both of the various overland and sea routes to California are illustrated on Ensign & Thayer’s extraordinary and thorough map. In addition to showing the principal routes to California, Ensign & Thayer’s map also features a stunning ornamental border and includes two text boxes: “Important Directions to Persons Emigrating to California” and “Description of California, or the new Gold Region.” The second of the two texts concludes with the following laudatory statement: “Such is California - the richest, most picturesque and beautiful region, for its extent, upon the face of the earth. Such is the El Dorado of the Gold mines; and such is the great acquisition of the late war with Mexico.” Some cartographic scholars believe that Ensign & Thayer’s map, though first published separately in 1849, was later folded into numerous copies of Thomas Jefferson Farnham’s Life, Adventures, and Travels in California (1857, a copy of this is included with the map). The California Gold Rush commenced on January 24, 1848, when gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California. News of the discovery spread quickly. In time, 300,000 people made their way to the West Coast. Such gold seekers originated from the United States, Latin America, Europe, Australia and Asia. As a result, scholars refer to the situation in California as the first truly international gold rush.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Histoire du Consulat et de l'Empire faisant suite a l'Histoire de la Revolution Francaise (21 volume set)

      Paulin, libraire-editeur 1849 - 21 volume set. Contemporary green leather. Octavo, 8 vo. Clean, white, unmarked pages. Hardcover. Ex-libris stamps and markings. French. Library book plate inside cover. Stamp on spine. Mostly solid. 3 volumes are missing part of the spine material. Minor rubbing to spine edges. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Epistolario. Con le inscrizioni greche triopee da lui tradotte e le lettere di Pietro Giordani e Pietro Colletta. Raccolto e ordinato da Prospero Viani.

      Le Monnier., Firenze. 1849 - 2 Voll., in 16°, in br. il primo, in m.pelle no coeva il secondo, pp. XII + 480 + 415. Barbe. Mende alla cop. del 1° vol. , anche semi sciolto. Rara prima edizione. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
 19.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        LA FANFARLO.

      1849 - Paris, Veillées Littéraires illustrées, J. Bry aîné éditeur, 27 rue Guénégaud, sans date [1849]. In-quarto (210 X 300) relié à la Bradel demi-chagrin noir, titre doré en long (LOBSTEIN-LAURENCHET) ; 24 pages imprimées sur deux colonnes, avec simple titre de départ et bandeau gravé (il n'y a pas eu de couverture). PREMIERE EDITION dans le commerce de la seule nouvelle qu'écrivit Baudelaire. Elle est ornée de deux vignettes par Edouard Frère gravées sur bois par François Rouget, et occupe les pages 18 à 24 de cette quinzième livraison, imprimée sur deux colonnes, des "Veillées Littéraires illustrée". "La Fanfarlo" est précédée de deux autres textes : "Mlle de Kerouare" de Jules Sandeau et "Le Siècle des vertus" de Léopold Bougarre. Charles Asselineau, écrivain, critique d'art mais aussi ami de Baudelaire, l'a recueillie dans le tome IV des "Oeuvres Complètes" (Michel Lévy, 1869) où il l'a présenté comme "le premier écrit de Charles Baudelaire". Il s'agit en fait de la troisième publication de l'écrivain, après les salons de 1845 et 1846. D'abord paru sous le nom de Charles Defayis dans le "Bulletin de la Société des gens de Lettres", le texte sera publié en volume après la mort de Baudelaire. En partie autobiographique, s'inspirant de Lola Montès pour le personnage principal et d'un récit de Privat d'Anglemont quant à l'intrique, "La Fanfarlo" est surtout remarquable par le ton et le "bonheur de l'écriture" (Pichois & Avice, 181). BEL EXEMPLAIRE de ce texte RARE, très pur, élégamment relié par Lobstein-Laurenchet. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
 20.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A View of The Art of Colonization, With Present Reference to The British Empire; In Letters Between a Statesman and a Colonist

      John W. Parker, London 1849 - pp xxiv, 513. Very good in half calf binding. Raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Uncut edges. Wakefield's views on aspects of the subject in the form of a series of epistolary exchanges between The Statesman (who cannot be identified with certainty) and The Colonist (Wakefield himself). NZNB 5818. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Seven Lamps of Architecture

      Smith, Elder, and Co., London 1849 - Fine condition quarto in red leather with decorative gilt stamping. Exquisite binding and condition. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Book Gallery // Mike Riley]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Cours élémentaire d'histoire naturelle. Le Buffon de la jeunesse. Zoologie. Botanique. Minéralogie. Revu, corrigé et augmenté par M. (Jean-Charles) Chenu. Illustré de 100 planches contenant plus de 400 sujets d’histoire naturelle, dessinées et gravées par nos meilleurs artistes.

      Belin-Le Prieur et Morizot, libraires-éditeurs., Paris 1849 - Paris Belin-Le Prieur et Morizot, libraires-éditeurs. (1849). 26,5x19 cm. XII, 611 p., 1 p. Avec 100 planches en couleurs. Demi-cuir d'époque, dos doré, tranches dorées. Bel edition, truffé avec un grand nombre de xylographies d'un livre de zoologie populaire italiennem contrecollés. Quelques rousseurs. Sprache: Französisch Demi-cuir d'époque, dos doré, tranches dorées.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
 23.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        18 eh. Briefe (davon 1 Fragment) mit U.

      [Wien], 1848 und 1849. - Zusammen 95 SS. 8vo. Beiliegend zwei Antwortschreiben (deren eines zugleich als Entwurf vorhanden), zwei Briefe der Mutter sowie die gedr. Partezettel. Zusammen 9 SS. 8vo. Vertrauliche Briefe an einen namentlich nicht genannten Freund und Gönner über literarische, finanzielle und soziale Belange: "Hr. [Moritz] Saphir hat mein gutes schwunghaftes Gedicht nicht abgedruckt" (undat. Brief). - "Mit banger Seele wende ich mich bittend an Ihre Güte und Fürsprache, als an ein Wesen, dem ich alles Gute, Edle und Menschliche zumuthe. Mein Ludwig ist in einer höchst drückenden Lage. Er soll ausziehen, ohne die Miethe und Alles was daran hängt bezahlen zu können. Er mußte sich, da man ihm eine Hauptmanns Charge gab, equirieren, es beträgt 80 f CM. und er hat die Mittel nicht, da ihm an der Gage so viel abgezogen wird. Mein Herz blutet wahrlich, daß ich seine Bedrängnisse sehen muß, ohne ihm helfen zu können. Es sind die ärgsten Schmerzen, die das Leiden eines geliebten Geschöpfes uns verursacht. - In dieser Noth bat er mich, zwei Ringe, die ihm Gräfin Moszinsha vor 4 Jahren in Lemberg verehrte, als er zu Gastspiel dort war, zu verkaufen [.]" (Br. v. 28. IV. 1848, hierzu auch das Antwortschreiben). - Schon in jungen Jahren literarisch tätig geworden, wurde 1834 in Lemberg das von der Fünfzehnjährigen zu Ehren des Geburtstags von Kaiser Franz I. gedichtete Lustspiel "Östreichs Doppeladler" aufgeführt, im Jahr darauf erschienen die "Lenzblüthen", eine König Ludwig I. von Bayern gewidmete Gedichtsammlung. Nach dem Tod ihres Vaters nach Wien gezogen, schrieb Emma von Arbter mehrere Novellen und Erzählungen, die im Wiener Journal "Humorist" veröffentlicht wurden. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        MEMOIRE D'OUTRE-TOMBE (5 TOMES) EN 2 VOLUMES

      IMPRIMERIE DE J.-G. LARDINOIS 1849 - RO30108950: Sur le premier volume 312+258+272 pages. Sur le second volume 276+364 pages. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 848-Ecrits divers, citations, journaux intimes, souvenirs, mémoires [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
 25.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Vanity Fair. A Novel Without A Hero

      Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1849 - New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848: First Edition, First Printing. In Good condition. Boards rubbed and worn, with heavy wear and fraying at edges. Yellow end papers show odd, heavy and dark offsetting. Previous owner book plates and names at front. Browning to plates, toning to page edges, foxing and age related spots to pages. First American Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Phelps's Travellers Guide Through the United States; containing Upwards of Seven Hundred Rail-Road, Canal, and Stage and Steam-Boat Routes

      New York: Ensigns & Thayer, 1849. A VIBRANTLY COLORED DECORATIVE MAP OF THE UNITED STATES DETAILING ALL OF THE SIGNIFICANT TRANSPORTATIONAL ROUTES EAST OF IOWA, MISSOURI, ARKANSAS AND LOUISIANA Leather-bound guidebook and hand-colored map Map sheet size: 20 1/4" x 25 1/4" Guidebook sheet sizes: 5 5/8" x 3 1/2" . Book.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Vaterländische Bilder-Chronik aus der Geschichte des österreichischen Kaiserstaates von seinen ältesten Bewohnern bis auf die gegenwärtige Zeit - Band 4 - 6 - Die neueste Zeit - 3 Bände in 2 Büchern. 126 Abbildungen in nicht fortlaufender Reihenfolge, Bildnummer 28 doppelt vergeben aber zwei unterschiedliche Abbildungen.

      Wien, Eigenverlag, 1849.. Erstauflage, EA 214, 344, 440 S. 4°, HAlbleder. KAnten stärker berieben, gering altersfleckig, sonst beide Bücher guter Zustand

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buchseite]
 28.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Assemblée Nationale. Galerie des représentants du peuple (1848).

      Paris, Basset, s.d., (1849), - in-folio, portraits lithographiés sur fond teinté, parfois sous serpentes, tous ornés d'un envoi et de la signature autographe du député représenté, demi-basane aubergine à coins, dos lisse orné de pointillés et grands caissons dorés, simple filet doré sur les plats (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs, qques frottements mais néanmoins bon exemplaire. Cet exceptionnel et intéressant album est formé de portraits presque tous extraits de la grande collection officielle représentant les députés de la Constituante et de la Législative de la Seconde République (complet, il comprend 900 portraits distribués en six forts volumes). Ceux-ci ont été choisis pour notre album afin de composer un Liber amicorum, chacun portant la signature et un envoi autographes de la personne représentée (à de très rares exceptions près, cf. liste infra). Le destinataire et possesseur est connu, notamment par les envois souvent nominatifs (comme celui de Barthélémy-saint-Hilaire, ou celui de Bastide, cf. infra) : il s'agit de l'homme de lettres Jules-Ghislain Cassagneau de Saint-Amour (1800-1861) et représentant du Pas-de-Calais à l'Assemblée Constituante, le 13e sur 17. Pendant sa mandature, il vota en général avec la droite (pour les poursuites contre Louis Blanc et Caussidière, contre l'abolition de la peine de mort, contre le droit au travail, pour Cavaignac, contre l'amnistie, etc.), mais l'examen des portraits qui suivent montrent qu'il avait pu sympathiser avec plusieurs figures éminentes de la gauche. Il ne fut pas réélu à la Législative, et n'adhéra pas au coup d'Etat. I. Antoine Allier (pour les Hautes-Alpes). - II. Le général Baraguey d'Hilliers (Doubs). - III. Pierre-Jules Baroche (Charente-Inférieure). - IV. Odilon Barrot (Aisne). - V. Jules Barthélémy-Saint-Hilaire (Seine-et-Oise). - VI. Jules Bastide (Seine-et-Marne). - VII. Beaumont (Somme). - VIII. A. Bedeau (Loire-Inférieure). - IX. A. Bixio (Doubs). - X. Joseph-Arsène Blavoyer (Aube). - XI. J. Boulatignier (lithographie remplacée par un dessin au trait). - XII. Lazare-Hippolyte Carnot (Seine, sans envoi ni signature). - XIII. Eugène Cavaignac (Lot). - XIV. Edouard Charton (Yonne). - XV. Chazallon (Ardèche). - XVI. Cormenin (Seine). - XVII. H. Corne (Nord). - XVIII. David d'Angers (Maine-et-Loire). - XIX. Debrotonne (Aisne). - XX. E. Drouyn de Lhuys (Seine-et-Marne). - XXI. Jean-Armand-Stanislas Dufaure (Charente-Inférieure, sans envoi ni signature). - XXII. J.-J. Fayet (Lozère, sans envoi ni signature). - XXIII. Fourmentin jeune (Pas-de-Calais). - XXIV. Abbé Fréchon (Pas-de-Calais). - XXV. Louis-Antoine Garnier-Pagès (Seine). - XXVI. François-Achille Garnon (Seine). - XXVII. Gaulthier de Rumilly (Somme). - XXVIII. Paul-René Harscouët de Saint-George (Morbihan). - XXIX. Victor Hugo (Seine). - XXX. Joseph-Pierre Lafontaine (Nièvre). - XXXI. Alphonse de Lamartine (Seine). - XXXII. Léon Juchault de La Moricière (Sarthe). - XXXIII. D. Larabit (Yonne). - XXXIV. H. de La Rochejaquelein (Morbihan). - XXXV. Hippolyte Larrey (portrait de la galerie, remplacé par une lithographie libre). - XXXVI. Ferdinand de Lasteyrie (Seine). - XXXVII. Général Le Breton (Eure-et-Loir). - XXXVIII. Victor Lefranc (Landes). - XXXIX. André Lemaire (Nord). - XL. Le duc d'Albert de Luynes (Seine-et-Oise). - XLI. Léon de Maleville (Tarn-et-Garonne). - XLII. Charles de Montalembert (Doubs). - XLIII. Jean-Baptiste-Martin Moreau (Seine). - XLIV. J.-D. Olivier (Pas-de-Calais). - XLV. Pierre-Louis Parisis (Morbihan). - XLVI. Piéron (Pas-de-Calais). - XLVII. J.-B. Petit (Pas-de-Calais). - XLVIII. Henry-Alexandre Peupin (Seine). - XLIX. Quentin-Bauchart (Aisne). - L. Charles-Marie-François de Rémusat (Haute-Garonne). - LI. Senard (Seine-Inférieure). - LII. Stourm (Aube). - LIII. Charles-Gilbert Tourret (Allier). - LIV. André-François Vivien (Aisne). - LV. André Lemaître (Nord, sans signature ni envoi). Cf. Robert et Cougny, Dictionnaire des parlementaires français. Exemplaire ayant appartenu à Daniel Pichon, avec vignette ex-lib [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Manual for the Use of the Legislature of the State of New York, for the Year 1849.

      Albany: Weed, Parons & Co., Public Printers, 1849. - 8vo., (5 ½ x 4 ¼ inches). Fine folding lithographed "Map of the State of New York" by J. Disturnell, original hand coloring in full (lightly tanned). Folding lithographed frontispiece "Diagram of the Assembly Chamber 1849" (short tear near mount, affecting image, some offsetting to title page). Contemporary red roan, each cover decorated with a border of gilt foliated roll tool, a supra libros of David C. Bull in the center of the front cover, the smooth spine in five gilt-tooled compartments, gilt-lettered in two (spine quite worn with loss to the head, joints broken but holding). Provenance: "David C. Bull" (1794-1875; New York State Legislature member 1849), stamped in gilt to front cover. First edition. With a beautiful, large folding map of the entire state of New York by Disturnell. "John Disturnell was a prolific publisher of popular handbooks, directories, gazetteers, statistical compilations, guidebooks, and maps. He capitalized on the growth and development of railway and steamship transportation, on the growing tide of immigration, and on the California Gold Rush. Disturnell had no personal competence in mapmaking. In common with other commercial publishers of the day he drew upon all available published and unpublished cartographic sources to compile his maps. Plagiarism and pirating of information were accepted practices. The haste to get a revised map in the hands of prospective purchasers did not permit verification of information, and errors and inaccuracies were numerous. Disturnell's maps were no exception." (Ristow, "John Disturnell's Map of the United Mexican States," in A la Carte, pp. 210-211).This was the copy of David C. Bull, a one-term Assembly member from Orange County, New York. Includes a copy of the Constitutions of the United States and of New York, "Manual of Parliamentary Practice" by Thomas Jefferson, a list of Assembly members by county (which includes Bull) and a "List of Members of the Thirtieth Congress 1849." For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS53. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
 30.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        De to Baronesser. Roman i tre Dele.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1849. (1) + 124 + (1) + 115 + (1) + 151 s. Lidt plettet eksemplar indbundet i ét samtidigt halvlæderbind med gulddekorationer på ryggen.. BFN 539

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
 31.   Check availability:     Antikvariat     Link/Print  


        Pictorial Illustrations of New Zealand

      London: John Williams and Co.. Fair with no dust jacket. 1849. Hardcover. Lacking one of the plates (Plate 9). Cloth on rear board heavily water damaged with old mould stains. Gutta percha glue in spine perished. Cloth torn along all of lower joint, and some of upper joint. Loss of cloth at ends of spine. Spine cloth becoming detached. Hinges broken. Plates generally in very good condition. Some of the tissue guards with spots of foxing, stains, or creasing. Minor dampstains to blank corners of a few leaves. ; 36 pages text + 21 of 22 plates (1 double page) + extra illustrated aquatint title leaf dated 1847. Original red cloth boards with gilt title and decoration on front board. Page dimensions: 365 x 273mm. All page edges gilt. [Bibliographical reference: Bagnall 647 (This issue with no maps, and with the plates interleaved with the text.) "Brees' sketches were made during his field service as Principal Surveyor to the New Zealand Company [. . .] The published series is a collection of enduring significance."] ; Folio .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Map of the Gold Regions of California, Showing the Routes via Chagres and Panama, Cape Horn

      New York: Ensign & Thayer, 1849. AN SIGNIFICANT MAP IN THE HISTORY OF THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH Hand-colored lithograph Framed size: 35 ½" x 30" Sheet size: 26 ¼" x 20 ¾" Literature: Carl I. Wheat, The Maps of the California Gold Region, 1848-1857, pg. 85 This vibrant map is a significant and extremely rare document of the California Gold Rush. Published in 1849, it offered prospective gold seekers all of the information necessary to make the arduous trek to the West Coast. Indeed, arriving in San Francisco safely was no easy feat during the mid-nineteenth century. Early pioneers, called "forty-niners," traveled to California either by ship (often choosing to sail around the entire South American continent) or across North America in covered wagons. Both of the various overland and sea routes to California are illustrated on Ensign & Thayer's extraordinary and thorough map. . Book.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Vanity Fair. A Novel Without A Hero

      Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1849. Hardcover. Good. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848: First Edition, First Printing. In Good condition. Boards rubbed and worn, with heavy wear and fraying at edges. Yellow end papers show odd, heavy and dark offsetting. Previous owner book plates and names at front. Browning to plates, toning to page edges, foxing and age related spots to pages. First American Edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Family Friend 1849-1858 ( 18 Volumes.)

      - 1849-1858 Houlston Stoneman editions. 18 Volumes. SMALL HARDBACKS double column, frontis illus & text illustrations. Mostly numbered, but some not. Number 2 may be missing. Good only set in dull brown cloth. * Dorothy House Hospice Care - Caring When It Counts - BANES parts of Somerset & North & West Wilts.*

      [Bookseller: Dorothy Books]
 35.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Lectures on the Parts Concerned in the Operations on the Eye, and on the Structure of the Retina, Delivered at the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, Moorfields, June 1847

      London Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1849. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland First Edition Brown hardback embossed cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xii, 143pp, + 16pp catalogue. 'To which are added, a paper on the Vitreous Humor, and also a few cases of Ophthalmic Disease'.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
 36.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


        La petite Fadette , tome 2, 1849 édition originale rarissime

      Michel Lévy 1849 Cet Ouvrage fait partie de la série des 'Romans champêtres . Ce livre appartient à la meilleure époque de l'auteur qui, en retournant dans son Berry natal, avait retrouvé, avec la sérénité de l'esprit, ces thèmes d'une inspiration si simple qui renouvelèrent son art et lui valurent un immense et durable succès. L'intrigue tire tout son charme de la délicate et fraîche évocation d'un univers champêtre, que George Sand aime et connait parfaitement. Cet Edition Originale est très rare car parmi les Institutions publiques françaises, seule la B.n.F. la possède. Elle est en deux tomes et elle a té publiée par Michel Lévy en 1849, reliure demi - cuir avec un dos à quatre nerfs et des plats marbrés dans un état assez bon (mors fendu qui a été consolidé), intérieur dans un état assez bon en raison de tâches de rousseurs, format in 8, 271 pages.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Champollion]
 37.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Night

      B. Gambart & Co, and Goupil, Vibert & Co. of Paris, London 1849 - A large scale print of a brilliantly realised moonlight farmyard. 'Night' is a beautifully engraved image from John Frederick Herring's series of farm scenes. Herring is an outstanding and imaginative artist who at an early age showed an aptitude for handling both riding whip and pencil. At a young age, fate took Herring to the Doncaster races where he saw the Duke of Hamilton's horse, William, win the St. Leger. The sight inspired him to attempt the art of animal-painting, in which he subsequently excelled. In addition to being a successful horse painter, Herring made his livelihood as a coachman, and for some time drove the Highflyer coach between London and York. When eventually he retired as a coachman he immediately obtained numerous commissions and was able to devote himself entirely to his art. Herring had no education in art until he definitely set up as an artist, when he worked for a short time in the studio of Abraham Cooper, R.A. He painted an immense number of racing, coaching, and other sporting subjects, many of which were published by the sporting printsellers and the sporting magazines. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of British Artists; he was elected a member of the latter society in 1841. While in later life he painted a number of subject-pictures, it was as a portrait-painter of racehorses that Herring earned his fame, and no great breeder or owner of racehorses is without some treasured production of Herring's brush. Grey-toned aquatint, by J. Harris, 'Gambart & Co. London' blindstamp to lower left (expert repairs to upper margin).

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Further Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation

      London: William Clowes and Sons for HMSO, February, 1849. Tall quarto, with a large folding plate; some gatherings browned, some leaves thumbed and a few chipped at the fore-edge; overall a good copy in understated modern polished half calf, front wrapper bound in at rear. The continuation of the previous report: this Parliamentary report on the state of convict management was printed shortly before the demise of transportation to New South Wales (1850) and Van Diemen's Land (1852). The report includes a remarkable large folding hand-coloured plate detailing a portable shelter for 'detached working parties' in Van Diemen's Land. This structure of wooden slats and canvas sheeting could be folded down and loaded to a horse-drawn cart, that is depicted. The report primarily consists of correspondence between the Governor's of the Australian Colonies and Earl Grey, the British Secretary of State. Given the relatively large number of convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land in the 1840s a good portion of the material comprises despatches from Lieutenant-Governor Sir William Denison. By the time of the publication of this report in 1849, transportation to Western Australia remained the only viable long-term option. Importantly, the proposal was welcomed by the business community, landowners and other agricultural interests who urgently required convict labour to alleviate poor economic conditions. Under the title 'Formation of a Penal Establishment' the report contains resolutions of a public meeting of about 200 persons 'who are all strong advocates, under existing circumstances, for making this a penal settlement.' The mood in the eastern states was markedly different. New South Wales was on the verge of abolition and public sentiment was strongly expressed. Although the despatches from Tasmania reflect the system in demise, the large number of remaining convicts ensured a continuation of institutions such as the Port Arthur penitentiary and existing practices such as the government road gangs. Although the vast majority of the report is devoted to the Australian colonies, despatches from New Zealand, Gibraltar and Bermuda are of incidental interest.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 39.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Professional Recollections of Points of Seamanship, Discipline, &c.

      Portsea: William Woodward, 1849 - Octavo. Original blue embossed cloth, title gilt to the spine and upper board, cream surface-paper endpapers. Rubbed and sunned, rebacked with the majority of the original spine laid down, some scattered foxing, light toning, a very good copy. Coloured plate of signals and one tinted lithographic plate. Tipped onto the front pastedown, and folded, is a single-sheet from E.H. Littleton, Naval and Military Outfitter of Devonport with a printed list of the uniform and equipment required by an "Engineer Student joining the Training College, Devonport." First edition, this copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "To F. J. Anstey, Esquire, with the kindest regards and very best wishes of Mrs. Liardet, and the Author - August 8th 1850." Liardet entered the Navy in 1809 as a second-class volunteer on board the Mercury. He served in the War of 1812; in the West Indies in the 1820s in command of the schooner Lion in operations against pirates - "In her he destroyed several nests of pirates on the coast of Cuba, captured nine pirate vessels, some of their prizes, and a slaver" (ODNB) - and later at Acre with Napier, being made commander for his services commanding Powerful when the admiral was on shore. While acting as agent for the New Zealand Company at Terenaki he was blinded by the accidental discharge of a small field piece. "During his enforced retirement and afterwards Liardet wrote or dictated three books on points of professional guidance for naval officers. In January 1856 he was appointed one of the captains of the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich. He died at the hospital on 1 March 1863, and was buried in the mausoleum of the old cemetery." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Further Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation

      London: William Clowes and Son for HMSO, February, 1849. Tall quarto, with a large folding handcoloured map of penal works in Van Diemen's Land, very good in recent green boards with front wrapper bound in. A rich and diverse source of primary information on convict management, especially relating to alleged abuses on Norfolk Island under Commandant John Price. In this report the Reverend Bragly Naylor laments the acute shortage of labour available in the Australian colonies, providing examples of wastage and missed opportunities resulting from exorbitant wages. He asserts magnificent crops have rotted in the ground because the cost of reaping them is simply too high. Furthermore, the Reverend Naylor warns of dire moral consequences when wastrels and malcontents can command extortionate wages: 'The capitalist and the employer are the insulted drudges of the persons they are nevertheless forced at any rate to employ; while the exorbitant wages paid lead to idleness and dissipation, and there is no present help for it.' Having rejected coolie labour and German migrants, Naylor proposes a returned to convict labour in a modified form: here only selected convicts of good character are deemed worthy of transportation. This choice group would receive advanced trade education and form an efficient workforce, in contrast to the prevailing use of convicts for unskilled manual labour. Of significant interest is a detailed report by Comptroller-General John Hampton on the state of Norfolk Island under Commandant John Price. For some months leaked reports from wardens on Norfolk Island provided newspapers with detailed accounts of strange and sadistic practices occurring under Price's command. The application of discipline by other inmates and the introduction of the gag system to curb 'insolent, disgusting, and blasphemous language' raised widespread concerns. Hampton was clearly of the old guard, with a dim view of the men sent to Norfolk Island 'many of whom are more ignorant and debased than savages'. In this report he vigorously defends Price from any 'tyrannical abuse of power' and 'cruel and brutal punishments'. However, when Hampton returned to Norfolk Island in 1852 he revised his estimation of Price and condemned his management. Sodomy, both with and without violence, remained an ongoing problem on Norfolk Island. In this report Hampton asserts his belief that 'unnatural crimes' were uncommon and that climate may be a relevant factor. His views form a marked contrast to those published by various chaplains who visited the island during the 1840s, here they heard harrowing testimonies from some convicts. Nonetheless, Hampton acknowledges the difficulty of ascertaining such facts, and concedes his views are 'a mere matter of opinion and belief'.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Further Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation?

      William Clowes and Son for HMSO, February, London 1849 - Tall quarto, with a large folding handcoloured map of penal works in Van Diemen's Land, very good in recent green boards with front wrapper bound in. A rich and diverse source of primary information on convict management, especially relating to alleged abuses on Norfolk Island under Commandant John Price. In this report the Reverend Bragly Naylor laments the acute shortage of labour available in the Australian colonies, providing examples of wastage and missed opportunities resulting from exorbitant wages. He asserts magnificent crops have rotted in the ground because the cost of reaping them is simply too high. Furthermore, the Reverend Naylor warns of dire moral consequences when wastrels and malcontents can command extortionate wages: 'The capitalist and the employer are the insulted drudges of the persons they are nevertheless forced at any rate to employ; while the exorbitant wages paid lead to idleness and dissipation, and there is no present help for it.' Having rejected coolie labour and German migrants, Naylor proposes a returned to convict labour in a modified form: here only selected convicts of good character are deemed worthy of transportation. This choice group would receive advanced trade education and form an efficient workforce, in contrast to the prevailing use of convicts for unskilled manual labour. Of significant interest is a detailed report by Comptroller-General John Hampton on the state of Norfolk Island under Commandant John Price. For some months leaked reports from wardens on Norfolk Island provided newspapers with detailed accounts of strange and sadistic practices occurring under Price's command. The application of discipline by other inmates and the introduction of the gag system to curb 'insolent, disgusting, and blasphemous language' raised widespread concerns. Hampton was clearly of the old guard, with a dim view of the men sent to Norfolk Island 'many of whom are more ignorant and debased than savages'. In this report he vigorously defends Price from any 'tyrannical abuse of power' and 'cruel and brutal punishments'. However, when Hampton returned to Norfolk Island in 1852 he revised his estimation of Price and condemned his management. Sodomy, both with and without violence, remained an ongoing problem on Norfolk Island. In this report Hampton asserts his belief that 'unnatural crimes' were uncommon and that climate may be a relevant factor. His views form a marked contrast to those published by various chaplains who visited the island during the 1840s, here they heard harrowing testimonies from some convicts. Nonetheless, Hampton acknowledges the difficulty of ascertaining such facts, and concedes his views are 'a mere matter of opinion and belief'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Vanity Fair. A Novel Without A Hero

      Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1849. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848: First Edition, First Printing. Matching dates of 1848 on copyright and title page. Rebound in green cloth with gilt stamping to spine. In Very Good condition. Browning to plates, toning, light creases and age wear to pages, with a few stains and spots. Light pencil notation at front of text. First American Edition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
 43.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Description of a Machine for Polishing Specula ... Remarks upon the Art of Casting and Grinding Specula

      London, 1849. OFFPRINT. Modern library bdg.. A very good copy. 4to., There are two eng. plates of the machine. An account of Lassell's development of a machine to polish speculum metal mirrors of large telescopes. In this instance the machine was built by the firm of Nasmyth Gaskell & Co. of Glasgow. Lassell maintained his own observatory at Starfield near Liverpool. There he had erected a 24 foot long 19 inch Newtonian. The opportunities afforded by large telescopes was realized in the many original discoveries that are credited to Lassell. DSB VIII, p. 46; DNB XI, pp. 601 - 602.

      [Bookseller: Palinurus Antiquarian Books ]
 44.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Collection of British Authors (CONVOLUTE of 3 works in 5 vols./ KONVOLUT aus 3 Werken in 5 Büchern) - John Law. The Projector (in 2 vols.cpl.)/ The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest (2 vols. in 1 cpl.)/ The Lord Mayor of London: or, City Life in the Last Century (in 2 vols. cpl.), Collection of British Authors;

      Tauchnitz; 1849 - 1864. - je Teil ca. 300 Seiten; each part about 300 pages; Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Kloster-Bibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind staubschmutzig/ stark berieben; Papier altersbedingt leicht angebräunt - teilweise leicht stockfleckig; Der Gesamtzustand ist ansonsten erträglich; KOMPLETTPREIS für 5 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; ENGLISCH! Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 1400

      [Bookseller: Petra Gros]
 45.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.