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        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 .

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        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.

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        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.

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        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.*

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        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'.

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        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.

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        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).

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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.

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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. First American edition. Two volumes. Preceded by the rare three-volume English edition. His third book and the first pure fiction work (while they featured fictional narrators, his previous novels were heavily autobiographical). It details the travels of an American sailor who abandons his whaling vessel to explore the South Pacific. MARDI is highly philosophical, unlike his first two novels, and si said to be the first work to show Melville's true potential. While not as cohesive or lengthy as MOBY-DICK, it shares a similar writing style as well as many of the same themes. In his preface to MARDI, Melville wrote somewhat ironically that his first two books were nonfiction but disbelieved--following a similar pattern, he hoped the fiction herein would be accepted as fact(Wikipedia). Two volumes in embossed, dark-brown T-cloth with a blind-stamped rule about 1/8th inch from edges (priority unknown) [BAL 13658]. Yellow coated endpapers very nice and bright; very minor professional restoration at spine ends, otherwise a fine bright set with occasional minor foxing to volume 2. Housed in custom, cloth slipcase with gilt lettered spine.

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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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