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        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.

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        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]

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        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'.

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        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]

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        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.

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        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.

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        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

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        The Golliwogg\'s Fox

      Text in verse by Bertha and colour illustrations by her daughter, Florence. 66pp including 28 colour plate illustrations. Bound in brown cloth with coloured pictorial board. Corners a little worn but overall a very good copy.Published: Longmans,Green and Co., c190-?Bertha Upton (1849-1912) supplied the texts for a memorable series of oblong story books in verse, while her daughter, Florence K. Upton (1873-1922), brought them to life with her pictures of wooden dolls and the then universally loved nursery favourite \"Golliwogg\" which is how she spelt the name. Florence, who was born in New York to English parents, created both the name and the little shock-haired figure who first appeared in this unique series of picture books, all published by Longmans, Green & Co., London. On the death of her father in 1889, she and her mother returned to England.The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls (1895) was the first of the many titles in which Mrs Upton and her talented daughter co-operated, all issued in oblong-quarto format, in a binding of glazed pictorially-printed paper-covered boards with cloth spines, and each having c 64-66pp of text and illustrations. Owing to their unusual size and shape, and the fact that their covers easily soil, these books are difficult to find in good condition.During World War I, Florence Upton gave her entire collection of manuscripts, drawings, and the original Golliwogg and Dutch Dolls, to the Red Cross. They were auctioned in London and fetched nearly £500, the money being used to buy an ambulance. The purchaser, Miss Faith Moore, donated the collection to Chequers, the British Prime Minister\'s official country residence in the Chilterns, where they were kept for many years in the Long Gallery. Now, many of the original drawings are to be seen in the guests\' rooms.

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        The Mabinogion

      London. Llandovery.: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. W Rees., 1849 VG+, 3 vols, 1st ed, 20 plates, 49 woodcuts. In early 20c full maroon leather, blind and gilt edge tooling, gilt image to upper covers, corners and edges rubbed. Spines, faded, raised bands, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, board edges and turn-ins with decorative gilt tooling, green endpapers, bookplate to fpds (Williams Wynn), text block edges all in gilt. Vol 1, 1849, half title, engraved titlepage, [5], (vi-xxiii), [1], [2], [1], 2-411 pp, 15 pls (3 large folding), 7 woodcuts, printed by William Rees, Llandovery. Vol 2, 1849, half title, eng tp, [2], [5], 6-444 pp, 4 pls, 13 woodcuts. Vol 3, 1849, half title, eng tp, [7], 8-400 pp, 1 pl, 29 woodcuts. Occasional tiny mark to covers but a lovely copy, clean and tight, well bound. (see Allibone 123. Bibl. Hist. of Wales 1407 for later eds. Cardiff Free Lib. Cat. p214). Title continues: from the Llyfr Coch o Hergest and other ancient Welsh manuscripts, with an English Translation and Notes.

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        Kst.- Karte, bei Carlo Cerri, "Carta Stradale e Postale dell Italia disegnata secondo le Carte e le Opere piu accreditate dei moderni Geografi .. 1849".

      . dat. 1849, 155 x 120 (H). Seltene Postkarte von Italien in 8 Blatt, jeweils in 8 Segmenten auf Leinwand montiert. Faltbar mit dem Or.- Schuber der Zeit. - Oben rechts der Titel, am linken Rand und rechts unten Erklärungen ("Riparto territoriale"). Links unten eine Insetkarte "Itinerario postale d'Italia".

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        Oanedubme Dr. Erik Pontoppidan çilgitusast. Asatuvvum Oappogirjen. Samas jorggaluvvum papast N. V. Stockflethast.

      Kristianiast 1849. 175, (1) s. Samt. skinnryggbd, uten ryggtittel. Noe gulnet

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        AUTOGRAPH NOTE Signed [ANs]. Unpublished. [accompanied by] STEEL PLATE ENGRAVING Of DICKENS.

      Devonshire Terrace: 1849 - An unpublished letter written at Devonshire Terrace, dated Twenty Seventh June 1849, from Dickens to an undeciphered recipient inviting the gentleman to dinner "on Thursday, the fifth of July, at a quarter past six." Signed in full, with flourish underneath. Mounted with later 19th C steel engraving of Dickens, seated, in his contemplative pose, with facsimile signature underneath. Age-toning to both ANs & engraving, the latter having a bit of foxing. Very Good. Modern matting, with plain oak frame. ANs: 6-1/2" x 4-1/4". Engraving: 6-5/8" x 4-3/4". Framed: 12-3/4" x 15-1/2". 10 lines of holograph text comprise the letter. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Letters to Charles Buller , Junior, Esq., M.P., from the Australian Patriotic Association

      Sydney: D. L. Welch, Atlas Office, George Street, opposite the Barrack Gate, 1849. Octavo, inscribed from the author on the title-page, with the addendum slip; a very good copy in a handsome burgundy roan binding, lettered in gilt, a few scuffs. The Australian Patriotic Association. An excellent copy of one of William Bland's more uncommon titles, inscribed to one of his main supporters, again in the distinctive Sydney roan bindings with which Bland is associated. This 1849 publication, as Bland makes clear in the preface, reprints and collects the more important papers of the Australian Patriotic Association ('Numerous applications being still made for the papers of the Patriotic Association, now nearly out of print, it becomes desirable to republish them…'). The letters collected here were addressed to Charles Buller, a British reformer who had died in 1848, a year before this publication was issued. The dedication is to Bland's great ally W.C. Wentworth. Bland made a habit of presenting such volumes, usually to figures of influence, and this is no exception, inscribed to "J. D. Crawford, Esq. with the author's kind regards. 1849." Crawford was listed as one of the earliest supporters of the Association, and by 1839 was appointed the Collector of subscriptions.

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        Thirty Plates illustrative of Natural Phenomena, Etc. with a short description annexed to each plate

      The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London 1849 - The second edition of 1849 in publisher's brown blind-stamped publisher's cloth with gilt title on front board. Neatly re-backed with new matching spine and new dark blue/black end papers and paste downs. Corners consolidated. Light marking and wear to the boards. The hand-coloured plates are numbered 1-30 and are all present and in very good clean condition. Some occasional light foxing and dust-soiling throughout but mainly to the first five pages. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mooltan, during and after the Siege

      London: Wm. S. Orr and Co.,, 1849. Being Twenty-one Drawings, from Sketches taken on the Spot by John Dunlop, M.D. Assistant Surgeon H.M.'s 32nd Regiment. And lithographed in Tints, by Andrew Maclure. With a Descriptive and Historical Account of the Siege. Folio (370 × 265 mm). Original red cloth, skilfully rebacked to style, lettered in gilt on the upper board and with panels in blind and gilt, light cream endpapers. Hand-finished tinted lithographic pictorial half-title and 21 similar plates, original tissue-guards intact. A little rubbed and soiled, light browning, some light marginal foxing, off-setting to the tissue-guards, very good. First edition. Uncommon plate book recording the five month siege of Mooltan, now Multan in Pakistan. The attempt of the British to impose a new ruler on the city led to the defiance of Dewan Mulraj, and to the siege which precipitated the Second Sikh War. The plates include images of the city itself, the participants including "Moolraj" and his brothers, and key moments during the siege, the text offers a reasonably full description of events, partly drawn from Dunlop's own account. Contemporary ownership inscription of Henry Delves Broughton and the bookplate of his wife, Lady Delves Broughton, to the front pastedown.

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        The Mabinogion

      London. Llandovery.: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. W Rees., 1849 VG+, 3 vols, 1st ed, 20 plates, 49 woodcuts. In early 20c full maroon leather, blind and gilt edge tooling, gilt image to upper covers, corners and edges rubbed. Spines, faded, raised bands, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, board edges and turn-ins with decorative gilt tooling, green endpapers, bookplate to fpds (Williams Wynn), text block edges all in gilt. Vol 1, 1849, half title, engraved titlepage, [5], (vi-xxiii), [1], [2], [1], 2-411 pp, 15 pls (3 large folding), 7 woodcuts, printed by William Rees, Llandovery. Vol 2, 1849, half title, eng tp, [2], [5], 6-444 pp, 4 pls, 13 woodcuts. Vol 3, 1849, half title, eng tp, [7], 8-400 pp, 1 pl, 29 woodcuts. Occasional tiny mark to covers but a lovely copy, clean and tight, well bound. (see Allibone 123. Bibl. Hist. of Wales 1407 for later eds. Cardiff Free Lib. Cat. p214). Title continues: from the Llyfr Coch o Hergest and other ancient Welsh manuscripts, with an English Translation and Notes.

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        Gaisberg

      . Gaisberg. Tonlithographie v. L. Rottmann nach G. Pezolt aus "Salzburg und seine Angraenzungen" Salzburg 1849, 21,5 x 27 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nebehay-W. 502 / 1.Abt. 32. - Blick von Schallmoos auf Gnigl u. Schloß Neuhaus mit dem Gaisberg u. dem Nockstein im Hintergrund.

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Johannes Müller]
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        Steinernes Meer

      . Steinernes Meer. Tonlithographie v. L. Rottmann nach G. Pezolt aus "Salzburg und seine Angraenzungen" Salzburg 1849, 21,5 x 27,5 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nebehay-W. 502, 1.Abt. 81. - Zeigt im Vordergrund Saalfelden u. Schloß Lichtenberg.

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        British Butterflies and their Transformations

      London Wm. S. Orr & Co 1849. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Modern rebind with new eps. Age-toning within. Light spotting to some plates Reprint Half leather cloth cover 290mm x 230mm (11" x 9"). xii, 137pp + index. Illustrated title page and 42 hand coloured plates.

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        Blick auf die Stadt, vorne der Ludwigskanal mit dem Lastschiff "Stadt Fürth" vor einer Brücke.

      . Kupferstich bei G. Löwensohn, Fürth, dat. 1849, 6 x 19 cm.. Hs. bez.: Fürth "den 30ten Juni 1849". - Als Briefkopf eines Briefbogens alt ausgeschnitten. Alt aufgezogen auf ein Albumblatt.

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        Von Aufschnaiters Villa in Gries bei Bozen.: Ihrer Kauserliken Hoheit der Frau Erzherzogin Adelgunde, regierenden Herzogin von Modena.

      1849 - Pubblicata a pg. 64 nel catalogo di LONER, Arnaldo - FRANGIPANE, Ettore - HELLBERG, Peter von. "Bozen in alten Ansichten - Bolzano nelle antiche vedute." Formato: Litografia a colori di cm 28x35 (solo parte incisa) e di cm 42x37 (dimensioni del foglio). Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        Sylvan Musings; or; The Spirit of the Woods

      LONDON : Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1849 An extremely rare work on trees and woodlands, with superb hand coloured plates by the author. This was Mrs Hey's second work - a previous book on flowers had been successful - encouraging her to continue writing. All the plates were drawn by her from specimens. Each tree or woodland shrub is described, together with common locations and then referenced to relevant prose or poetry. In the original green decorative cloth binding with gilt decoration to the front board and spine. Aeg. Complete with 23 hand coloured tissue-guarded plates. The binding has been rebacked so is sound and tight. The spine is faded and there is some fading to board edges and a little bumping to corners and edges. Internally the original endpapers are present with an interesting inscription on the fep:' Pensylvania House, To Richard Burroughs from his Friend and Tutor Charles Worthy B A. Virtutis et Doctrinae Praemium. Dec 14 1853'. The contents are in VG condition.

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        Outlines Of Astronomy

      Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans 1849 - Hardback, 8vo, xiv, 661 pp, plates, diagrams, brown cloth, gilt spine; good, foxing to plates and prelims, boards stained, corners bumped; rebacked with title and author blocked in gold; 1st edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Friday Christian; or the First-Born on Pitcairn's Island

      New York & Philadelphia: D. Appleton & Co. [and] G.S. Appleton, 1849. Small octavo, frontispiece, 4-pp. advertisements at rear; an attractive copy in the original ribbed and blind-stamped cloth, spine expertly rebacked with much of the original spine laid down; 1857 'Boston Journal' newspaper article neatly tipped in at front. Rare American childrens' book. First edition, and a good copy of this particularly uncommon children's book on the fate of the Pitcairners. The work is chiefly in the form of dialogues between the Pitcairners and the officers of a visiting ship, and includes lengthy passages relating to both Friday Christian and John Adams. It is evidently compiled from any number of sources, but does specifically mention the voyage to Pitcairn Island of Folger in 1808, the source of the earliest rumours of the fate of the mutineers to circulate in Europe. A contemporary review of this work in American Review commented accurately that 'it is much more interesting than might be inferred from its title page'. The work is dedicated to the New York Bible and Prayer Book Society and their efforts at handing out copies of the Bible, as evidence of its 'marvelous power over the heart of a marvellously wicked man'. The work concludes with the anonymous author's comment that the recent fate of the Pitcairners is not known, but that he has read that a European vessel had removed the entire colony to Tahiti. An early owner of this copy has accordingly tipped in a newspaper clipping from the Boston Journal of 1857 about the "Removal of the Inhabitants of Pitcairn's Island" to Norfolk Island.

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        MARDI: AND A VOYAGE THITHER

      New York: Harper & Bros., 1849.. Two volumes. Green cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, yellow endsheets. Light wear and a couple small nicks to spine extremities, foretips rubbed, bookplate on each pastedown and a late 19th century typographic bookplate on verso of each title, some foxing throughout, light tidemark in upper gutter of second volume, otherwise a good to very good set. First American edition of Melville's third book, and first novel, issued a few days after the scarce three volume London edition. BAL 13658. WRIGHT I:1860.

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        De to Baronesser. Roman i tre Dele.

      . Orig. udgave. Kbhvn. 1849. (1) + 124 + (1) + 115 + (1) + 151 s. Lidt plettet eksemplar indbundet i et samtidigt halvlaederbind med gulddekorationer pa ryggen. * BFN 539..

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        Christus mit den Wundmalen.

      . Farblithographie, auf festem bräunlichem Velin, signiert. 49:35,8 cm.. Die als Malerin sowie Lithographin, Holz- und Linolschneiderin wirkende Künstlerin absolvierte ihre Ausbildung an der Kunstakademie in Berlin bei F. Skarbina (1849-1910), W. Leistikow (1865-1908) und L. Corinth (1858-1925). 1902 begann die Freundschaft mit K. Kollwitz (1867-1945), die sie entscheidend beeinflussen sollte. 1904 Umzug nach Hamburg. Nähere Bekanntschaft mit E. Barlach (1878-1938), O. Pankok (1893-1966), Charlotte Pauly (1886-1981) und W. Wauer (1866-1962). 1912 reiste sie nach Paris. 1910-1930 war sie ansässig in Wismar. 1928 Teilnahme an der Ausstellung "Kunst und Technik" im Folkwang-Museum Essen, zusammen mit L. Rethi (geb. 1894), Luise Blumenthal (Geb. und Todesdat. unbek.) und H. Baluschek (1870-1935). 1930-1933 lebte sie in Berlin. Nach 1933 Umzug ins Elsaß. 1937 wurden im Zuge der "Säuberungsaktionen" der Nationalsozialisten ihre Werke als "entartet" aus den Museen entfernt. 1943 Rückkehr nach Hamburg. Durch den Krieg ging ein Großteil ihres Werkes verloren. 1951 Lähmung. 1955 Ehrenmitglied des Verbandes Bildender Künstler der DDR und Mitglied der Akademie der Künste Berlin. 1962 Käthe Kollwitz-Preis. Bekanntheit erlangte die Künstlerin durch ihre dynamisch-expressive Druckgraphik. Größere Bestände sowie einen Teil des schriftlichen Nachlasses besitzen die Berliner Akademie der Bildenden Künste und das Stadtgeschichtliche Museum in Wismar.

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        Nineveh and Its Remains:

      London, John Murray, , 1849. With an Account of a Visit to the Chaldaean Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or Devil-Worshippers; and an Enquiry into the Manners and Arts of the Ancient Assyrians. 2 volumes, octavo. (213 × 132 mm) Contemporary half calf, red and sage green labels, low flat bands, gilt milled; compartments gilt with attractive roundel centre-tool, scrolled foliate corner-pieces, double fillet roll in blind to the spine and corner edges, marbled boards, edges, and end-pieces. Tinted lithographic frontispieces to each and 20 other plates in all, one double folding, one double-page, 5 folding maps and plans, numerous illustrations to the text. A little rubbed, head-cap of volume II chipped, light browning, foxing to the plates as usual, a very good copy. First Edition. Layard who "grew up a Romantic, desperate for fame and exotic experiences, and contemptuous of English professional mores", turned his back on steady employ in his uncle's solicitor's office and set of overland to join another uncle in Ceylon. Side-tracked by adventure he set aside his original itinerary and lived for some time in the Bakhtiari Mountains with a tribe resisting the Shah's rule. Whilst returning to Baghdad via Mosul he became convinced that he had discovered the location of Nineveh, persuading Sir Stafford Canning to support his excavations at Nimrud. It was only after his return to England, exhausted and malarial, and the publication of this, his first, book that he realised that Kuyunjik was in fact the correct location, returning there, funded by the British Museum, in 1849. "Apart from the archaeological value of his work in identifying Kouyunjik as the site of Nineveh, and in providing a great mass of materials for scholars to work upon... Layard's are among the best written books of travel in the language." (Britannica) Crested bookplate of Henry Noel Waldegrave, 11th earl Waldegrave, to the front pastedowns, Layard met Waldegrave on at least two occasions as recorded in his wife's journals, at the earl of Selborne's 12 August 1891 "There was also staying there Honble & Rev Noel Waldegrave, Sophy's cousin a young parson".

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        In 1849, writing to her brother, future New York photographer Charles D. Fredricks, Lavinia Fredricks thinks their younger brother has gone ?to the Gold regions of California ? people are coming over from England and other parts of Europe bound to the gold region??

      Autograph Letter Signed ?Lavinia? to her 25-year-old brother Charles Fredricks, 3p, 7.75? x 9.75?, front & verso on two conjoined sheets. Islip [N.Y.], February 27, 1849. Light toning. Fine condition.Charles D. Fredricks (1823-1894) later became a renowned New York photographer. In 1859, he introduced carte de visite photographs to the United States. At the time of this letter, he was in South America, probably near Rio de Janeiro.Mostly about family. In part, ?We are very happy to hear that George is doing so well; We have as yet no tidings of Linson; he left the States in company with a young man fro one of the western states, named Montgomery, introduced to him by Mr. Gurnee, Henry and Ryneir are inclined to think they have turned their course to the Gold regions of California instead of Lima. Mr Gurnee has been so mad as to lease his business, and his family, to go to California for gold; hundreds of men mostly single ones, but a great many men of families have left New Y

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      London: Bradbury & Evans. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION in book form in of one of Dickens's most beloved novels. An exceptionally clean copy, very handsomely bound. "Dickens was evidently beginning to think of his next novel in Bildungsroman terms-that is, the story of a young man's life from infancy to maturity-and named his sixth son (b. January 1849) after Henry Fielding 'in a kind of homage to the style of work he was now so bent on beginning' (Forster, 524). David Copperfield (published 30 April 1849 - 31 October 1850), follows on naturally from all the foregoing. It is Dickens's first first-person novel (David as narrator calls it 'my written memory') and in it he draws, much more directly than hitherto, on events and people from his own personal life in 'a very complicated interweaving of truth and fiction'. The misery of the blacking factory days (his notes for writing the number describing little David labouring in Murdstone and Grinby's bottling factory contain the poignant phrase 'What I know so well'), the details of his career as a young journalist, and the raptures of his love for Maria Beadnell are all presented with only the lightest fictional disguise. In depicting the Micawbers and their recurrent crises Dickens draws on the personalities and former financial problems of his parents. Although the novel's initial sales were rather lower than those of Dombey, Copperfield received considerable critical acclaim and before long was widely held to be his greatest work. Undoubtedly it became for very many readers, then as now, his best-loved novel, an opinion in which Dickens himself coincided, calling it in a preface to the book of 1867 his 'favourite child'" (Dictionary of National Biography). With first state engraved title (dated) and all first issue points noted by Smith except for 'screamed' corrected ('screwed'), p.132, line 20 (as usual). London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. Complete with engraved title, etched frontispiece, and 38 plates by Phiz. Octavo, early full polished calf gilt by Hatchards; gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. Light rubbing and wear to joints and spine ends (everything tight). Text and plates remarkably clean - the cleanest copy we've handled.

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        Zwei Schriftstücke "aus Anlass des Akademie-- & Concerthausbaues" mit eigenh. Unterschrift.Wien 2. und 4.VII.1910. Je 2 S. 4°.

      . . Beide mitunterzeichnet von seinem Partner Hermann Helmer (1849-1919), eines von Ludwig Baumann (1853-1936), der vor allem durch seine Anlagen für die Krupp-Werke in Berndorf und eben das Konzerthaus in Wien bedeutsam ist. Detaillierte Aufgabenteilung zwischen den Architekten in der für diesen Bau gemeinsamen Firma über Honorare, Todesfall etc. Das Konzerthaus, errichtet auf dem Gelände, das der Kunstschau 1908 Platz gegeben hatte, ist 1913 eröffnet worden. Originaldokumente dieser Baumeister in Wien um 1900 sind sehr selten im Handel.

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        De vestiging en uitbreiding der Nederlanders ter Westkust van Sumatra. Uitgegeven door P.J. Veth.

      Amsterdam, P.N. van Kampen, 1849-50.2 volumes. Original printed boards (spines rep.). With 2 folding maps and 14 handcoloured or tinted lithographed plates by C.W. Mieling after the author (some plates in vol. II partly waterstained). CX,240; (2),264 pp.* First edition; reviewer's copy of the 'Algemeen Letterlievend Maandschrift, 1850, with some manuscript notes. - Interesting account based on information and reports collected by De Stuers (1788-1861) when he was military commandant and resident of Padang between 1824 and 1829. He left the colony after a conflict with the governor-general about the expansion of authority in Sumatra. 'Veth published the book because it clarified a little-known episode in colonial history. In Veth's view, it underscored the need for the Netherlands to concern itself more actively with the administration of the Outer Islands. In an annotated introduction running to over a hundred pages Veth reviewed the history of Dutch military action on Sumatra' (Van der Velde, P.J. Veth, p. 119). The fine plates are after drawings by the author. Tiele 1066; Cat. NHSM I, p.512; Cat. KITLV p.18; Bastin-Brommer N 406; Landwehr, Coloured plates, 449.

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        Die Grundlehren der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung: leichtfaßlich dargestellt für Philosophen, Staatsmänner, Juristen, Kameralisten und Gevildete überhaupt.

      Braunschweig: Eduard Leibrock, 1849 - 8vo, [viii], 224 pp., contemporary boards, rubbed at edges, library stamp on title-page, outer leaves a little spotted, a very good copy. First German edition of Exposition de la théorie des chances et des probabilités (Paris, 1843). 'Cournot's unusual and cogent use of probability . is developed most extensively in his Exposition (1843) and is used ingeniously and productively in his Essai (1851), Traité (1861), and Matérialisme, vitalisme, rationalisme (1875). Long before putting these views to philosophic use, Cournot had applied them to problems in astronomy and in various fields of social studies, notably in economics, where he applied them with lastingly important results' (Encyclopedia of Philosophy). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels into North America.London, T. Lowndes, 1772. 2 volumes. 8vo. With a large folding map (ca. 57×76.5 cm) of northeastern America depicting New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, and parts of Virginia and Canada; an engraved view, and 5 plates of birds and mammals. Polished, tan calf (ca. 1800), with gold-tooled spine and board edges.

      Gagnon 1849; Hunt 616 (note); JCB 1828; Sabin 36989; Trinity Coll. Hartford, Ornith. Books, p. 134; cf. Lande 482. Second English edition. Kalm's account met with great success and is a classic in North American travel literature. A Swedish botanist, Kalm travelled in America from 1748 to 1751. His primary purpose was to discover plants that could thrive in Sweden, but his observations range much wider. He discusses the American Indians, the value of colonies and numerous other subjects. His work contains a truthful account of the countries visited. Linnaeus, who instigated Kalm's voyage, immortalized the him by naming the America Laurel "Kalmia" in his honour. J.R. Forster, a German naturalist who accompanied Captain Cook, translated Kalm's account into English.Each volume with the armorial bookplate of William Rashleigh I (1777-1855) or more likely II (1817-1871). In very good condition. The binding has some cracks in the joints and a few surface abrasions and worm holes, but is still good.

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        Catalogue De La Magnifique et Précieuse Collection De Livres, Manuscrits, Dessins et Estampes, Formant Le Cabinet De Mr. R. Brisart, Rentier, a Gand

      1849. Dont la vente aura lieu à Gand, par le ministre de F. Verhulst.... le lundi 10 Décembre 1849 et jours suivans... 264pp. 1104 items described, all with prices and buyer's names. With index of engravers. Half calf, cloth boards, arms on front and back cover. From the introduction: "... Le cabinet de Mr. Brisart est connu de tous les amateurs... Le but de Mr. B. dans la formation de son cabinet, c'était d'y réunir un échantillon de tous les genres de curiosités, de choisir un specimen dans toutes les classes de raretés, de former enfin, ce qu'on est convenu d'appeler aujourd'hui, une Bibliothèque à la Nodier..."

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        Working in a ship chandler's office after his recent arrival in Hawaii, this baseball pioneer pens a letter to a ship's captain offering advice

      Autograph Letter Signed, ?Alexr J. Cartwright?, one page, 8? X 10?lightweight paper, a letterpress copy, December 30, [1849], Honolulu, [Hawaii]. Addressed to Capt Cale, ship ?Black Sea?. In full, ?Your ship having touched upon the windward side of the passage in leaving the harbor (pilot on board) I should advise that you do not go to sea to day , but ___ over till to morrow, that you may have an opportunity of sending down a sealing diver to examine the ship?s bottom and ascertain if she has sustained any apparent damage. A notation of protest will also be necessary.? Uneven left and top margin, light show-through from another document, and small spots of ink burn not affecting legibility. Tears with small loss affecting the year, the greeting and text have been professionally repaired on verso. Good condition. Born and raised in New York, Cartwright was lured to California by the Gold Rush in March 1849. Experiencing some health issues, he followed the advice of a friend and saile

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        The South Australian Almanack and General Colonial Directory, for 1849

      Adelaide: Andrew Murray, 1849. Octavo, folding frontispiece map with outline colouring, xl, 220 pp., (including directory and advertisements), with a folding table of goods and prices bound in; map a little frayed at one edge and laid down on tissue, overall a very good copy in plain brown cloth (if not original certainly of the period). With map of the "Settled portions" and details of mines. A very good copy of Allen's 1849 almanac with the rare map of the "Settled Portions [Except S.E. District] of South Australia with situations of Mines of Copper & Lead". Early owner's signature for John Henry Kaines of Guernsey.

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        Prophetenstimmen mit Erklärungen : Sammlung von Prophezeiungen. Ein Kalender für unsere verhängnisvolle Zeit.

      Paderborn. Schöningh. 1849. 143 Seiten; dritte, vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage; privater Pappband mit Rückentitel, letzte Seite (Inhaltsverzeichnis) repariert, ganz wenige Seiten etwas fleckig, wenige Seiten mit Randnotizen von alter Hand, ansonsten gutes, sauberes Exemplar; selten. - - Inhalt: Einleitung; Des Heilandes Prophezeiungen über die Strafgerichte Gottes; Holzhausers Prophezeiung über die 7 Zeitalter der Kirche; Weissagung des Klosterbruders Hermann von Lehnin; Prophezeiung des Bartholomaeus da Saluzio über Rom; Offenbarungen der heiligen Hildegard; Prophetische Symbola der Päpste, von Malachias; Uralte Prophezeiung über die Einheit der Kirche; Offenbarung des seligen Amadeus (+1484); Prophezeiung aus einem Briefe des h. Franz von Paula; Prophezeiung des Johannes von Liliendael; Prophezeiungen von Elias und Bobadilla; Riccis Prophezeiung (+1773); Lützelburgs Prophezeiung über das deutsche Reich und die Kirche; Weissagung des Bruders Johann von gespaltenen Felsen; Prophezeiung Lavinskis; Prophezeiung der Helena aus Brücke; Mahnungen von Johannes Wallich; Holzhausers Gesichte; Holzhausers Prophezeiung; Mystische Jahre; Prophezeiung eines Kapuziners (1762); Prophetische Verse aus alter Zeit; Prophezeiung über die Jahre 1846-1850; Prophezeiung vom Jahre 1622; Prophezeiungen über den starken Monarchen; Alte Prophezeiung über Oesterreich; Prophetische Verse über Preußen; Gesicht des Küsters Otto in Berlin (1620); Prophezeiung Jaspers, Spielbähns und des Jungen von Elsen; Alte Prophezeiungen über Münster, Osnabrück und Köln; Prophetische Sage über Koblenz; Vorgeschichten und Prophez. über Schlachten in Westphalen; Alte Prophezeiung über die 143 Seiten, Birkenbaumer Schlacht; Vorgeschichten zur derselben; Prophezeiungen der öffentlichen Meinung; Prophetische Worte Papst Pius IX.; J.v. Görres prophetische Blicke; Prophetische Worte Napoleons; Boosts Blicke in die Zukunft; Prophetische Worte des Grafen O'Mahony; Prophezeiungen in den Klagen eines Juden; Schluß.; 3.

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        Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia?

      T. and W. Boone, London 1849 - Two volumes, octavo, with folding map and fifteen plates including six lithographs (both chromolithographic and handcoloured), partially unopened; original blind blocked green cloth with gilt lettering; apart from some light-coloured spotting to the cloth sides an excellent set, complete with the publisher's advertisements. First issue, in the original cloth. First edition, first issue, with the three advertisement leaves for Lort Stokes, Leichhardt and Melville noted by Wantrup. A well preserved set in original green cloth, of Charles Sturt's last expedition to Coopers Creek and the Simpson Desert. His journey into the harsh interior of the continent was one for which he had petitioned over many years. One of its most important results was the final (and most reluctant) abandonment of any hope for the discovery of an inland sea. Sturt and his party of fifteen suffered dreadfully. They were trapped at Preservation Creek in the Grey Range for nearly six oppressive months after summer heat dried up all water in the surrounding country. The party was ravaged by scurvy, losing its second-in-command, and Sturt himself survived the return journey by using Aboriginal food sources. He received the rarely awarded gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society. This work is noteworthy for its detailed and engaging plates, some of which were engraved from field sketches by Sturt himself. The four attractive chromolithographic plates are after natural history studies by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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