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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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        Excursions in South Africa 2 Vols

      359+456 pp with plates and text illustrations Re-bound in half-calf with marbled paper-covered boards. Vol 1 has frontis. ISBN or SBN Number: n/a. William Shoberl 1849 & 1850 (different impressions), A history of the Cape Colony up to and including the War of the Axe 1846-8 in which the author was supernumerary officer in charge of irregulars and of which he relates his personal experiences in volume 2. The book contains an expose of misgovernment at the Cape by the incumbent governor and this made publication of the work very difficult. An uncommon work. All books are shipped from South Africa. We will email with price quote for shipping.

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        Missien van den Orégon en reizen naer de rotsbergen en de bronnen der Colombia, der Athabasca en Sascatshawin in 1845-46. Uit het Fransch.

      Gent, W. vander Schelden, 1849.Later half red morocco, spine ribbed. With lithographed frontispiece and title-page, 3 folding maps and14 lithographed plates. 423 pp.* First Dutch edition; first published in Gent in 1848 Missions de l'Orégon et voyages aux Montagnes Rocheuses aux sources de la Colombie, de l' Athabasca et du Sascatshawin. - Travels by De Smet (1801-1873), a Belgian missionary, through and about the central Columbia River plateau, the Athabasca River, the country of the Assiniboines, and the Missouri River. With accounts of the manners and customs of the North American Indians, together with exquisite descriptions of the scenery. - (Age-browned).Tiele 1009; Sabin 82264; Wagner-Camp 141:4; Howes D286.

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        The cities and wilds of Andalucia. In two volumes

      London: Richard Bentley 1849 - first edition; 2 vols., viii, 320 + vi, 314 pp., frontis. in each volume; original gilt & blind stamped green cloth, front joint of the first volume tender, else very good. Photos available upon request.

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        Four Years in the Pacific in Her Majesty's Ship "Collingwood." From 1844 to 1848

      London: Richard Bentley, 1849. Two volumes, each with frontispiece and half-title, 24 textual illustrations; a handsome set in half blue morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spines banded and gilt. An attractive set of the first edition of this lively account of the Pacific at mid-century. Walpole served on HMS Collingwood, the flagship of Rear Admiral Sir George Seymour and the first British ship-of-the-line to enter the Pacific Ocean via Cape Horn since the voyage of Lord Anson in 1741. 'Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Juan Fernández, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Mexico, California, the Hawaiian Islands, and Samoa were visited. The Collingwood arrived at Monterey a few days after the American flag had been raised there by John Drake Stoat' (Hill). A lengthy note in Forbes testifies to the book's importance to Hawaii. The Collingwood anchored at Byron Bay, Hilo in August 1846. There is a good description of Hilo and the vicinity, and a particularly fine description of the author's trek to see the volcano of Kilauea. Otherwise, there is an account of an official audience at the palace and the king's visit to the Collingwood in Honolulu. Many of his observations on native life and mores was based on the opportunity for first hand description, the result of a fall which led to him convalescing in a place with a view of the Valley of Nuuanu. A second edition was published in 1850, and an English-language reprint in Paris the same year.

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        Four Years in the Pacific in Her Majesty's Ship "Collingwood" from 1844 to 1848

      London: Richard Bentley, 1849. Two volumes, octavo, with frontispieces, many engravings throughout the text; early engraved bookplates in both volumes, a very set bound in contemporary half blue polished calf, extremities rubbed. Very scarce: the first of several editions of this 'lively account of this voyage by an English officer' (Forbes). Walpole served on the 'first British ship-of-the-line to enter the Pacific Ocean via Cape Horn since Lord Anson in 1741. Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Juan Fernandez Island, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Mexico, California, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Samoa Islands were visited. The Collingwood arrived at Monterey a few days after the American flag had been raised there by John Drake Sloat…' (Hill). The Hawaiian significance of the book is considerable and is described at length by Forbes in the Hawaiian National Bibliography (1757).Whilst in Honolulu, Walpole was granted an official audience at the palace, and the Hawaiian king came aboard the Collingwood while it was at anchor in Honolulu.

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        Nineveh and its Remains. Two volume set

      London John Murray 1849. G : in good condition without dust jacket. Spines sunned. Previous owner's inscription to front pastedowns Third Edition Half-leather cover on marbled boards 230mm x 145mm (9" x 6"). xxx, 399pp; xi, 495pp. Numerous plates, woodcuts and plans incl 1 large folding (rebacked).

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        ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT COPY, WRITTEN IN PAYNE'S CAREFUL HAND, OF HIS FAMOUS POEM AND BALLAD "HOME, SWEET HOME." PLUS FIVE MANUSCRIPT LETTERS, SIGNED, FROM PAYNE.

      (1849-1851) 1849 - Single sheet, 8 x 6 1/2 in., tipped onto a plain backing sheet (a bit of age toning and a few spots of foxing to both pages.) Payne has carefully copied out his poem, which he originally composed in 1822, and added a dedication to the wife of one of his patrons and friends, William C. Zantzinger (1818-1878). The dedication, dated "Washington [DC] March 28: 1851," reads "for Mrs. Zantzinger, who knows so thoroughly the way, and exercises so sweetly the power, to render Home what Heaven meant it should be." A small newspaper clipping (darkened), accompanies the poem and states that this particular copy was loaned by Mrs. Zantzinger to the Smithsonian to be exhibited at the National Museum. The accompanying letters (12mo and 8vo, a total of 9 pp., approx. 800 words) are all addressed to William Zantzinger. Four of the letters are accompanied by addressed envelopes, three of which have canceled Benjamin Franklin 5 cent stamps. The Franklin stamp, along with a George Washington stamp were the first general issue postage stamps available for use throughout the country. They were first put into circulation in July 1847. All items are in very good condition. John Howard Payne was an American actor, poet, author and diplomat. He is best remembered for composing "Home, Sweet Home." He was charming, tempermental and his lack of business acumen often left him in financial distress. Early success as an actor led him to try his talents on the London stage, though he found more work as a playwright. His composition "Home, Sweet Home," originally performed as part of a play which he wrote in England for Charles Kemble was wildly successful both in the United States and abroad, but he did not obtain economic stability from it. He returned relatively penniless to the United States in 1832, but the popularity of his song became his introduction into social circles where there were people willing to help him. One of his champions was Daniel Webster who successfully lobbied President Tyler to give him a post as the American consul to Tunis in 1842. With the election of President Polk in 1845, Payne was recalled. [see his biography in the "Dictionary of American Biography.") The letters in this group all indicate his desire to regain his consular post, and emphasize his difficult financial situation. Zantzinger, the recipient of Payne's letters, was Daniel Webster's personal secretary. In the first of them (dated New York, Oct. 27, 1849) Payne thanks Zantzinger for his "kind and effective activity in relation to my money." He complains that his replacement in Tunis [Samuel Davies Heap] was "not content with clipping me out of the interest and indemnification, a new claim is trumped up to diminish my receipts, by a pretense that more rent [from his time in Tunis] remained unsettled than I had allowed for." The next letter (dated New York, Dec. 1, 1849) again discusses money problems. "It happens singularly enough that Mrs. Dyson?s is the only account upon which I have been dunned since I got my money. Everyone else has waited for me to move. I have paid away a very large portion of what I got, and shall only retain enough in hand to clear me through a new experiment of a few weeks in Washington ." Two more from New York in early 1850 announce his plans to come to Washington to try and find work. By the final letter, dated New York, May 4, 1851, he has succeeded in getting his consul post back and notes "By the time this reaches you I shall be off in the Humboldt for Havre." Payne died in Tunis in 1853, and was replaced by his nemesis Heap. Over thirty years later, philanthropist W.W. Corcoran paid to have his body returned to the United States."Home, Sweet Home" continued to be a popular song long after Payne's death, and a favorite of soldiers during the Civil War. President Lincoln requested the Italian opera singer Adelina Patti perform it when she visited the White House in 1862.

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        Beretning om Corvetten Galathea's Reise

      Copenhagen: C.A. Reitzel, 1849-, 1851. Three volumes, octavo, tinted lithographs; a very good set, uncut in the original quarter purple cloth with printed labels, brown boards. The Galathea in the East Indies and the Pacific. Scarce official account of the first Danish circumnavigation. The Galathea made her voyage between 1845 and 1847. Forbes notes that the purpose of the mission was the exploration '(with the idea of establishing a colony) of the Nicobar Islands; encouraging and wherever possible forming trade agreements with foreign governments; and scientific exploration and discovery'. Bille's book describes the various visits made: of particular interest are the expedition's calls in the East Indies; at Singapore, Pulo Penang and Java; at Macao, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Canton; Hawaii and Tahiti; and in South America. The Hawaiian section spreads to most of three chapters. Though much of Bille's narrative centres on the modern political history of the islands, he also reports his audience with the king and queen, provides an insightful description of Honolulu and even details its social life. The plates are lithograph reproductions of Paul Plum's drawings. Three of them concern Hawaii - one of them a fine portrait of Kamehameha III and his queen.

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        Signed twice by John Brown! John Brown tries to get a good price for wool in England for his Perkins & Brown partnership ? his business failed and he moved to New York four months after writing this letter ? after his lawsuits were settled in 1855, he turned his attention to Kansas

      Autograph Letter Signed ?John Brown,? 1p, 7? x 4.5?. Springfield, [Massachusetts], February 7, 1849. To Friends Perham Sewall & Co., involved in the wool business in Boston. Lightly soiled. Glue stains on verso at corners with show-through. On verso are the last three lines of a draft John Brown ALS ?P & B? (Perkins & Brown) and two other short letters from P&B not in Brown?s hand. Fine condition.In full, ?By our last advices from Europe we perceive that we are holding our fine wools decidedly below exporting prices. If you will make thorough enquiry in your city for the best terms on which we can ship to a large quantity of wool (verry tight pocked) to Liverpool, or London; we will endeavour to serve you in some way to compensate you for the trouble. We shall not want to pack I untill the weather becomes milder; as it will not pack tight in verry cold weather. We sent you all the No 3 wool we had at the time. The other wool you last directed us to send will be re

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        A Week of the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

      Boston/Cambridge, James Munroe and Co. 1849 - First edition. 8vo. Original publishers dark brown cloth with five rule frame enclosing a rococo ornament (minor chipping to spine ends; corners a bit bumped). A clean tight and unfoxed copy. Enclosed in a brown cloth slipcase. No signatures or bookplates. BAL 20104 - B - Presentation binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Petris Abaelardi Opera Hactenus seorisim edita nunc primum in unum collegit tecxtum ad fidem librorum editrum scriptorumque rescensuit notas, argumenta, inidices adjecit Victor Cousin adjuvantibus C. Jourdain et E. Despois.

      Paris August, Durand., 1849-1859.. 2 Bände. vi, 732 S. 1 nn S.; 830 S. Groß-Quart. geglättete Kalblederbände der Zeit über fünf erhabenen Bünden mit zwei farbigen, goldgeprägten Titelrückenschildern Streicheisen, Stehkanten und Rückenvergoldung und farbig marmoriertem Schnitt.. Wichtige und bis maßgebilche Abaelardus Ausgabe in außergewöhnlich schönem und dekorativem Einband.

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        Die bürgerliche Revolution in Deutschland seit dem Anfang der deutsch-katholischen Bewegung bis zur Gegenwart

      Berlin: Hempel 1849 - 8vo, vi, 295, [1] pp., later boards with original yellow printed covers and spine laid down, outside slightly dusty and inside some foxing, but overall a very good copy. herrschend geblieben ist' (Valentin II, p. 555). The book includes chapters on protest, German socialism and communism, and the March revolution in Frankfurt and Berlin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hochgebirgslandschaft mit Straßentunnel und rastender Mutter mit Kind im Vordergrund links.

      . Bleistift, auf bräunlichem Velin; mit Bleistift verso bezeichnet "Doll". 20,8:16,5 cm. Im Bildfeld rechts oben und unten leicht stockfleckig. Möglicherweise ist dieser Landschaftsausschnitt bei einem Aufenthalt am Brenner entstanden.. Doll wurde als Architekturmaler und Lithograph bekannt. Schon als Schüler zeigte er ein ausgeprägtes Zeichentalent. Zunächst Jura an der Münchner Universität studierend, widmete er sich ab 1849 ganz der Malerei. Drei Jahre später wurde er Mitglied des Münchner Kunstvereins, der schon früh seine Arbeiten ausstellte. Doll, dessen Werke von H. Bürkel (1802-1869), A. Stademann (1824-1895) und M. Neher (1798-1876) beeinflusst sind, malte zunächst vorwiegend Veduten und Aquarelle mit "Alt-Münchner Stadtmotiven", die sich bald großer Beliebtheit erfreuen sollten. Auf Reisen durch Bayern und die Schweiz schuf er zahlreiche Aquarelle, Zeichnungen und Lithografien mit Dorfansichten und Landschaftsdarstellungen an, wobei sein bevorzugtes Motiv das historische Architekturbild war, das er meist in einer lyrisch, oft winterlich-nächtlichen Stimmung zeigt; auch die Darstellung der unterschiedlichen Jahreszeiten spielte eine Rolle. Motive mit historischen Bauwerken fertigte er auch vom Inntal, vom Brenner und Bodensee, in Augsburg, Nördlingen und Dingolfing an.

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        The Maori Messenger. Te Karere Maori. [5 issues.]

      Auckland: Printed and Published By Williamson and Wilson. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1849. First Edition. Softcover. Small chips with paper repairs by professional conservator to inner margins of first two issues, affecting printed area slightly. Small tears and chips to blank upper margins of Number Two issue. ; Fortnightly bilingual newspaper in Te Reo Maori and English. 5 issues, all from 1849, the first year of publication of this title. Volume One, Numbers 1, 2, 11, 20 & 22. Each issue is 4 pages long. Page dimensions: variable with each issue, approximately 460 x 310mm. Housed in a custom black cloth clamshell box. Box titled "Maori Messenger". The second Maori newspaper issued by the government in New Zealand. 250 copies of each issue were produced. It is now rare, with no single institution holding a complete run of the 140 issues that were produced between 4 January 1849 and 4 May 1854. The newspaper is bi-lingual in Maori and English. The complete text of the Maori newspapers is now available on the internet in the Niupepa database. The first issue declared the contents to be "the best calculated to elevate and enlighten the native understanding, and to render the Maori a fit and civilised associate of his English fellow subject". Also containing interesting contemporary advertisements, e.g. J. S. Polack's "Wanted" advertisement for Kauri Gum, and "Flax Wanted" advertisements. Issue No. 1 contains a feature article on the "Civilization of the Sandwich Islanders / Karenge Haeretanga o Hawaii". [References: Parkinson & Griffith, "Books in Maori" (2004) S3; see also the article "David Burn and 'The Maori Messenger'" by Ross Harvey, in "Script & Print: Bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of Australia & New Zealand". Vol. 37, No. 2. (2013) - "Governor Grey established the Maori-English newspaper 'The Maori Messenger - Te Karere Maori' in 1849 as a means of communication between the colonists in New Zealand and the Maori population, and as a tool in the religious and cultural indoctrination of the colonised population [. . .]".]; Folio .

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        Comprehensive collection of letters to photographer Charles D. Fredricks who photographed South America in the 1840s and introduced cartes-de-visite to the United States in 1859 ? he had studios in New York, Paris, and Havana

      Various, 1849-1882 An exceptional unique collection, well over 100 letters with over 250 pages, the papers of photographer Charles D. Fredricks, proprietor of Fredricks Photographic Temple of Art, the largest and most stylish photographic gallery in New York City. From 1844-1853, Fredricks had travelled throughout South America taking photographs. The CollectionAugust Claussen. In 1851, Charles D. Fredricks began thinking of opening a studio in Havana, Cuba, and wrote to August Claussen in Havana. On April 7, 1851, Claussen replied to Fredricks, in care of Wall Street bankers Cammann & Whitehouse who would know where to forward his letter. Claussen?s letter concerns the possibility of Fredricks opening a ?Daguerreotype establishment? in Havana. In part, ?You wish to have my opinion in regard to the prospects this place holds out to be a ?tip top? Daguerreotype establishment ?" conduced by able hands ?" than those that are now here. As far as I can learn one or two of these

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        Catalogue Des Objets D'Art Qui Composent La Collection Debruge-Duménil dont la Vente Aux Enchères Publiques aura Lieu a Paris... Les 23 - (31) Janvier, 1 - ((9) Fevrier, 4 - (12) Mars 1850... Par Le Ministre M. Bonnefons De Lavialle, Commisaire-Priseur à Paris, Assisté de M. Roussel, Expert

      1849. Paris, 1849. xxvi, 221pp + 1 lithographed page and 4 engraved plates. 2061 items described. Hcalf. Marbled boards. A very nice copy with prices for all items and buyer's names for most items. * Auction catalogue of the art collection of Debruge-Duménil who collected all kinds of art. The preface tells us that its is one of the finest and most complete collections of art at the time. Included are sculptures, paintings, engravings, calligraphy, jewelry, ceremic arts, Glasswork, armes, clocks, furniture etc.

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        Ruine einer an einem See gelegenen gotischen Kirche, auf einem Felsen rechts im Vordergrund ein Fischer.

      . Bleistift, etwas rote Kreide, reich mit Deckweiß gehöht, auf Kreidegrundpapier, mit mehreren Linien umrandet, rechts unten signiert und datiert "C.T. Gregorovius 1849", mittig unter der Darstellung betitelt "Französisches Motiv.". 22,6:30,4 cm. Mit leichten Beschädigungen an den rechten Ecken, verso an den Ecken Reste alter Verklebung.. Ãœber Leben und Wirken des Künstlers konnte nichts ermittelt werden. Wahrscheinlich handelt es sich um ein Mitglied der aus Danzig stammenden Künstlerfamilie Gregorovius.

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        MARDI: AND A VOYAGE THITHER.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1849. - Three volumes. Octavo. Turn of the century three-quarter olive calf and marbled boards, spines gilt extra, gilt labels, by Larkins. Extremities a bit rubbed, but a handsome, very good set, with the half-titles in the 2nd and 3rd volumes (none called for in the first). First edition, preceding the U.S. edition. One of one thousand sets printed. Apart from THE WHALE, Melville's only other three volume novel, and while a difficult set indeed in original cloth, even sets in bindings such as that in hand are uncommon. SADLEIR (EXCURSIONS), p.225. BAL 13657.

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