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        Jerome Paturot a la Recherche de la Meilleure des Republiques

      Paris - Michel Levy Freres, 1849. Paris - Michel Levy Freres, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. This politicalfarce was originally produced as a satire on the new republican ideas. Humorously illustrated throughout, including a frontispiece with tissue guard. Marie Roch Louis Reybaud was a French writer, political economist and politician. He also wrote for the Radical Press,and edited the Histoire scientifique et militaire de lexpdition franaise en Egypte in ten volumes. His work Jerome Paturot a la Recherche de la Meilleure des Republiques was described as clever social satirewhich went on tohave prodigious success. Condition: Bound in red morocco with decorative boards and gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, a trifle rubbed to boards and extremities. Internally, firmly bound with bright pages. Light scattered spotting throughout, predominantly to the first and last pages. Copperplate ink signature to the front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Family Pictures; or, the Life of a Poor Village Pastor and His Children. With A Country Vicarage, and Love and Duty, or, Tales of the Woods and Fields

      - London - Simms and M'Intyre, 1849. - London - Simms and M'Intyre, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Two novels bound into one: an English translation of La Fontaine's Family Pictures, and Anne Marsh-Caldwell's Country Vicarage. Anne Marsh-Caldwell's poetry to the rear, 'A Tale of an Oak Tree'. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally rubbed. Hinges are slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright andgenerally clean, some scattered spots. Overall: GOOD.

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        The Sea Lions; Or, The Lost Sealers

      New York - Stringer and Townsend, 1849. New York - Stringer and Townsend, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first American edition of Fenimore Cooper's sea story, complete in one volume. Two volumes in one. James Fenimore Cooper (September 15 1789 September 14 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early nineteenth century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the Leatherstocking Tales. Among naval historians his works on early U. S. naval history have been widely received but were sometimes criticized by Cooper's contemporaries. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece. Condition: Rebound in full morocco with decorative blindstamped boards. Externally, generally smart with just some rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered light foxing. Marginal tidemarks to around a third of the pages. Pp. 203-10 have a large closed tear [pictured]. Previous owner's stamp and two minor tears to the original front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD.

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        The History of England

      55 - London - Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1849. 55 - London - Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An early set of Thomas BabingtonMacaulay's History in the publisher's original cloth bindings. Macaulay was a British poet, historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British history. Macaulay's approach to writing the History was innovative for his period. He consciously fused the picturesque, dramatic style of classical historians such as Thucydides and Tacitus with the learned and factual approach of his 18th century precursors such as Hume, following the plan laid out in his own earlier Essay on History (1828). The History is famous for its brilliant ringing prose and for its confident, sometimes dogmatic, emphasis on a progressive model of British history. According to this view, England threw off superstition, autocracy and confusion to create a balanced constitution and a forward-looking culture combined with freedom of belief and expression. This model of human progress has been called the Whig interpretation of history. Printed 1849, 1849, 1855, 1855 and 1861 respectively. VolumesI and II aresecond editions(published the same year as the first edition). The latter two volumes are first editions. Volumes I to IV only with volume V absent. Condition: Uniformly bound in purple cloth. Externally, rather rubbed with some wear to extremities and fading to backstrips. Cloth splitting to top of vol I. All hinges tender, front hinge of vol III liable to fail in post. Internally, generally firmly bound. Some scattered light spotting but on the whole a clean and bright set. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Aesthetic Papers

      Boston: THE EDITOR, 1849. Boston: THE EDITOR, 1849. First edition. Very Good. First and only printing of this landmark periodical. Rebound in modern blue quarter morocco over cloth boards. With the bookplate of Maine author J. Roy W. Barrette on the front pastedown. There are two gouges affecting the final leaves of the book; a smaller one in the blank lower margin (final 25 leaves) and a larger one at the upper inner margin that touches text (final 16 leaves). Many words partially obscured, only one lost completely. Several leaves with tape repairs over the gouges. The title-page and final leaf are darkened with a slight discoloration at the lower edge of the title page. And all of these faults permissible for a work that rarely surfaces in the trade and contains one of the most important essays written in the 19th century, Thoreau's seminal essay on Civil Disobedience (here titled "Resistance to Civil Government"). & & Disgusted with the institution of slavery and U.S. involvement in the Mexican American War, Thoreau refused to pay a poll tax and went to jail. In the essay he claims a jail is "the only house in a slave State in which a free man can abide with honor." He argues that paying a tax to the federal government allows the government to continue instituting policies and laws that go against his what he knows is right. "The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right... Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice." Influencing and inspiring the likes of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others, the importance of this work can hardly be overstated. & & Also containing Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Main-Street" and Ralph Waldo Emerson's "War," both important works in their own right. Well represented in institutional collections (as appropriate), no copies appear in the ABPC auction record. Kevin Macdonnell describes this 1849 publication as "one of the black tulips of American Literature." (Firsts Magazine, September 1999, page 49). Very Good.

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        Gesamtansicht von der Nordseite ('Ansicht von Gevelsberg.').

      . getönte Lithographie v. F. Simon n. Edwald Edelhoff b. F. Simon in Düsseldorf, n. 1849, 24 x 51,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Westfalia Picta, Band II, WP 80/1/026. - Eine von zwei überhaupt gestochenen Gesamtansichten der Stadt. - In der Mitte des Panoramas die Erlöserkirche; im Hgr. links die Bergisch-Märkische Eisenbahnlinie mit einem Eisenbahnzug (1849 für den Personenverkehr geöffnet). - Links und rechts die Ränder perfekt erweitert.

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        Oeuvres de A. de Lamartine

      Paris - Alphonse Lemerre, 1849. Paris - Alphonse Lemerre, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A selection of essays from Alphonse de Lamartine. Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine (21 October 1790 28 February 1869) was a French writer, poet and politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic. In French. With vignette black-and-red title page. Condition: In a half-morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally smart, with just a few marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are mainly bright and clean, with just the odd patch of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        An Account of the Construction of the Britannia and Conway

      London.....: John Weale....., 1849 Tubular Bridges, with a complete history of their progress, from the conception of the original idea, to the conclusion of the elaborate experiments which determined the exact form and mode of construction ultimately adopted. In contemporary black quarter leather with black cloth, edges and corners bumped and a little worn. Spine, worn, title and tooling in gilt. Internally, yellow endpapers, small glue mark to fpd, some light foxing, ink name to ffep (Morton Coleman), frontis, ink name to title page at head, (xii), 291 pp, 20 pl of 20, the plates are mostly large pull out of which 7 have small tears, printed by R & JE Taylor, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. Very scarce in any condition! (Allibone 571. COPAC. WorldCat)Fairbairn, Sir William, first baronet, engineer, assisted Robert Stephenson with the design of the tubular bridge over the Menai Strait. The bridge was successfully raised in April 1848, but there was later a controversy over Fairbairn's contribution. In order to put the record straight he published his own version of events, An account of the construction of the Britannia and Conway tubular bridges, with a complete history of their progress (1849). He and Stephenson had also in October 1846 jointly taken out a patent for the new principle of wrought-iron girders that had been devised for the bridge. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Gavarni in London: Sketches of Life and Character with Illustrative Essays by Popular Writers

      sp;-London - David Bouge, 1849. sp;-London - David Bouge, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An extremely scarce first edition of this wonderful collection of Gavarni's illustrations of London, with fantastic writings from various contemporaries to complement them. Featuring a frontispiece and numerous further plates, many with paper-guards, designed and drawn on wood by Gavarni, and engraved by Henry Vizetelly. Paul Gavarni was the nom de plume of Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier (13 January 1804, Paris November 23, 1866), a French caricaturist, born in Paris. He began life as an engineer's draughtsman, but soon turned his attention to his proper vocation as a cartoonist. Most of his best work appeared in Le Charivari, but some of his bitterest and most earnest pictures, the fruit of a visit to London, first appeared in a weekly paper, L'Illustration. He returned from London deeply impressed with the scenes of misery and degradation which he had observed among the lower classes of that city. In the midst of the cheerful atmosphere of Paris he had been struck chiefly by the ridiculous aspects of vulgarity and vice, and he had laughed at them. But the debasement of human nature which he saw in London appears to have affected him so forcibly that from that time the cheerful caricaturist never laughed or made others laugh again. What he had witnessed there became the almost exclusive subject of his drawings, as powerful, as impressive as ever, but better calculated to be appreciated by cultivated minds than by the public, which had in former years granted him so wide a popularity. Condition: In a quarter leather binding with marbled boards. Externally, rubbed. The joints are starting, the hinges strained. Internally, the binding is tender, withthe first gatheringheld by the cords only,a fewleavesdetached but present, and the title missing. Generally bright and clean throughout, with just the odd spot. Many pages have chipping and marginal closed tears. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Kavanagh, a Tale

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1849. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1849 First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper: "John Skelton (?) Esq / with the regards /of the author / October 1849". Decoratively bound in ribbed brown cloth, with ornamentations stamped in blind to the covers, six bands stamped in blind and gilt lettering to spine. An excellent copy, with very minor spotting to the endpapers, else clean and bright. Overall, a near fine copy. Kavanagh is a semi-autobiographical novel and a formative piece of "local-color" literature. In many ways, it is Longfellow's answer to the question of whether or not American literature should be exclusively American in subject, audience, and style. In an unusually overt political commentary, he argues that universality is greater than nationality and that making a piece of literature exclusively national is to limit literature's potential. He writes, "As the blood of all nations is mingling with our own, so will their thoughts and feelings finally mingle in our literature. We shall draw from the Germans tenderness; from the Spaniards, passion; from the French, vivacity, to mingle more and more with our English solid sense." Ironically, this same text helped establish local-color literature, which focuses on the lives of everyday people in a given location.. Inscribed by Author. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Cosmos:

      London - Henry G. Bohn, 1849. London - Henry G. Bohn, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An early English translation of Humboldt's Kosmos, first edition thus. Volumes I, II and III of a five volume set. With a portrait of Humboldt to the frontispiece of volume I. Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (September 14, 1769 May 6, 1859) was a Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer. With Kosmos (1845), Humboldt attempted to unify the various branches of scientific knowledge. The first two volumes were first published between the years 1845 and 1847. Humboldt had long intended to write a comprehensive work about geography and the natural sciences. The writing took shape in lectures he delivered before the University of Berlin in the winter of 1827-28. These lectures would form the cartoon for the great fresco of the Kosmos. With inspiration from German Romanticism, Humboldt sought to create a compendium of the world's environment. Condition: In cloth covered bindings. Externally, sound with shelfwear and occasional marks to boards. Splitting to three joints, one of which has been repaired. Straining to one front hinge has been repaired with tape. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright with scattered spots and marks. Overall: GOOD.

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        Pharaoh's Horses

      Cavalli 1849 - Rara stampa raffigurante teste di cavalli. Il grande formato tondo la rende molto decorativa, evidenti restauri mm 610 diametro

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        Autograph letter signed (as Agha of Mostaganem).

      N. p., [1849/50]. - 4to. 1 p. on double leaf. In Arabic, to General Viala Charon, French governor in Algeria. Includes contemporary French translation.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Historia de la marina real española, desde el descubrimiento de las Américas hasta el combate de Trafalgar. 2 Bände.

      Madrid José Maria Ducazcal ()-1854 1849 - S. (5)-669 (recte 696); 2 Bl., 835 S. Mit 2 lithographischen Titeln, 51 (22/29) lithographischen Tafeln und 47 (11/36) lithographischen Porträts sowie zahlreichen Textholzstichen. 4° (30,5 x 22 cm). Späteres Halbleder mit Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. - In Lieferungen erschienen und reich illustriert, der Text bis Seite 594 in Band I stammt von Ferrer de Couto, der Rest von March y Labores. Die Tafelanzahl schwankt üblicherweise: "Es curioso consignar que las pautas de las láminas para ambos tomos sólo dan 11 y 36 retratos, pero nada dicen del resto de las láminas, cuyo numero no coincide ser el mismo en todos los ejemplares, y es de suponer que se añadieron a la obra [.] Actualmente, de ocasión los ejemplares con un total de 59 láms., que es lo más corriente, 450 pts." (Palau). - In Band I ohne ein eigenes Titelblatt. Vereinzelt etwas gebräunt oder stockfleckig, wenige Bleistifteintragungen im Rand. Schönes Exemplar. *Palau 90491 (gibt als Maximalzahl 36/65 Tafen an). 4400 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia de la marina real espanola, desde el descubrimiento de las Americas hasta el combate de Trafalgar. 2 Bände.

      Madrid, Jose Maria Ducazcal, (1849)-1854.. S. (5)-669 (recte 696); 2 Bl., 835 S. Mit 2 lithographischen Titeln, 51 (22/29) lithographischen Tafeln und 47 (11/36) lithographischen Porträts sowie zahlreichen Textholzstichen. 4° (30,5 x 22 cm). Späteres Halbleder mit Rückentitel.. Erste Ausgabe. - In Lieferungen erschienen und reich illustriert, der Text bis Seite 594 in Band I stammt von Ferrer de Couto, der Rest von March y Labores. Die Tafelanzahl schwankt üblicherweise: "Es curioso consignar que las pautas de las laminas para ambos tomos solo dan 11 y 36 retratos, pero nada dicen del resto de las laminas, cuyo numero no coincide ser el mismo en todos los ejemplares, y es de suponer que se anadieron a la obra [...] Actualmente, de ocasion los ejemplares con un total de 59 lams., que es lo mas corriente, 450 pts." (Palau). - In Band I ohne ein eigenes Titelblatt. Vereinzelt etwas gebräunt oder stockfleckig, wenige Bleistifteintragungen im Rand. Schönes Exemplar. *Palau 90491 (gibt als Maximalzahl 36/65 Tafen an).

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        INVASION OF THE TERRITORY OF ALABAMA, BY ONE THOUSAND SPANIARDS, UNDER FERDINAND DE SOTO, IN 1540

      Montgomery: Printed by Brittan & De Wolf, 1849.. Montgomery: Printed by Brittan & De Wolf, 1849.. [2],ii,[5]-40pp. Original printed front blue wrapper (rear wrapper lacking) bound into modern three-quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Bookplate on rear pastedown. Wrapper repaired around the edges. Titlepage and several text leaves with old repairs in the edges. Tanned. Good. Howes calls this the "prospectus" to Pickett's HISTORY OF ALABAMA, published two years later, but that is not accurate. The text is devoted entirely to De Soto, and was reused by Pickett in his HISTORY. It is thus the first edition of a work later used as the beginning of a larger one, but is the much rarer first edition. Very scarce. HOWES P347, "aa." SABIN 62669. EBERSTADT 164:3.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Shirley. A Tale. [Three Volumes]

      Smith, Elder and Co., 1849. Smith, Elder and Co.. Hardcover. London, 1849. First edition. 8vo, original publisher's blind stamped claret ribbed cloth, 303 + 308 + 317 pp. Publisher's advertisements in 16 pp. at rear, dated October, 1849, with 3 pp. of advertisements at back of third volume. A quite good set in the original cloth bindings with excellent contents. Volumes one and three rebacked with original spines, with the "S" in Shirley chipped away at spine. Spines slightly to moderately cocked, some discolorations and staining to cloth, though still a reasonably attractive set. Quite scarce in its original cloth binding. Sadlier 348, Smith 5. . Good. 1849. First Edition.

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        Leisure Moments

      Woolwich - James Black, 1849. Woolwich - James Black, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Scarcefirst editionof James Larkin's Leisure Moments, signed by the author. Bound in cloth with blind-stamped pictorial detail and borders. First Edition. Signed by the author. Inscribed by the author on the front free end paper, dated July 1st '49. James Larkin, of Woolwich, reluctantly allowed the publication of his works in various newspapers and periodicals, the friendly reception of which led to the publication of this volume. Includes the works An Ode to Spring, Elegiac Stanzas, and The Pink of Perfection. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. There issome wear to the extremities, includingsome bumping and discolouration, and a small tear across the width of the spine at the tail. Internally the pages are generally clean, with occasional spots andmild browning. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Autograph letter signed.

      [London]. 8vo. 1 p.. To Sir Walter: "I hope you will kindly excuse me from coming tonight as I see no immediate end to my work - unless I put in a few hours extra. I hope to be free by about noon tomorrow [...]". - The Anglo-Irish diplomat and colonial administrator Sir Walter Francis Hely-Hutchinson (1849-1913) served as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Natal and Zululand (1893 to 1901) and as Governor of the Cape Colony (1901ff.). - On paper with embossed address; reverse with traces of mounting.

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        Lilien paa Marken og Fuglen under Himlen. Tre gudelige Taler. 1. udg. Kbhvn. 1849. 51 s. + To opbyggelige Taler. 1. udg. Kbhvn. 1844. 59 s. + Fire opbyggelige Taler. 1. udg. Kbhvn. 1843. 84 s. + Tre opbyggelige Taler. 1. udgave. Kjöbenhavn 1843. 62 s. + "Ypperstepraesten" - "Tolderen" - " Synderinden ", tre taler ved Altergangen om Fredagen. 1. udg. Kbhvn. 1849. ,60,58,57,120.

      . Indbundet i et samtidigt halvlaederbind. Övre del af ryggen restaureret. * Himmelstrup113,60,58,57,120. Nogle fa sider med pletter ellers rent op paent eksemplar..

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        "Ypperstepræsten" - "Tolderen" - "Synderinden", tre Taler ved Altergangen om Fredagen.

      Kjøbenhavn 1849. 42 s. Ubeskåret i det orig. trykte bogomslag. Omslag svagt skjoldet.. Himmelstrup 120

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        Souvenirblatt, Portraitvignette nach links als Schattenriss sowie eine Gesamtansicht umgeben von 17 Ansichtenvignetten und 9 weiteren Porträts, davon 4 im Schattenriss, "Leipzig zu Goethes Studentenzeit 1765 - 1768 - bis zu Schillers Ankunft i. J. 1785.".

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte b. Werl in Leipzig,, 1849, 49 x 32 Blattgr. 37,2 x 53,8cm. Seltenes Souvenirblatt. Minimal fleckig und knitterig im Rand. Die Bilder zeigen Schönkopfs Haus Der Apfel - Oesers Landhaus in Dölitz -. Kuchengarten - Ch. F. Weisses Wohnung am Markt - Die Grimmische Straße und der Eingang zur Universität - Weg von den Kuchengärten - Der goldene und der silberne Bär - Richters Caffeehaus - Das schwarze Brot (Gellerts Wohnung) - Goethes Studentenwohnung in der Feuerkugel - Der Heilbrunnen im Brühl - Bartels Hof am Markt - Das Theater um 1768 - Eingang in Apels Garten (1765-1768) - Die Pleißenburg (Oesers Wohnung) - Auerbachs Keller - Alippi's Keller. Porträts: Friedericke Oeser - Anna Katharina Schönkopf - W. Oeser - Ch. F. Weise - G. F. Gellert - Dora, Schwester Goethes (DEM: Stock (jüngste)) - Minna, Schwester Goethes ( DEM: Stock (älteste)) - Bernhard Breitkopf - Adam Friedrr. Oeser.

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

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

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        Dresdner Erinnerungen

      . Bleistift und Tusche auf Papier, unten bezeichnet: "Das alte Opernhaus und der Zwinger in Dresden nach dem Brande in der Revolution 1849 am 9. May", 184 x 255 mm. Während der Dresdner Mai-Unruhen im Jahr 1849 hatten sich Aufständische unter der Führung des Anarchisten Bakunin in der Innenstadt verbarrikadiert. Ziel war der Sturz des sächsischen Königs, Friedrich August II. Am 9. Mai, kurz bevor die Revolte niedergeschlagen wurde, setzten die Aufständischen die Alte Oper in Brand. Das Feuer griff auf den Stadtpavillon (heute Glockenpavillon) über, in dem die naturgeschichtliche Sammlung untergebracht war. Während der Pavillon ab 1856 wieder aufgebaut wurde, riß man das Opernhaus ganz ab. Wir wissen nicht, ob Otto Wagner mit den Revolutionären sympathisierte wie sein am Opernhaus wirkender Namensvetter, der Komponist Richard Wagner. Die Bildunterschrift ist nur der lakonische Bericht dessen, was vorgefallen ist. Das Bild aber spricht seine eigene Sprache. Typisch für den späten Stil Wagners ist die getuschte Zeichentechnik. Wird sie auf anderen Bildern virtuos gehandhabt, um durch Licht- und Schattenwirkungen räumliche Effekte zu erzielen, scheint hier alles wie mit einem Schleier von aschfarbenem Grau überzogen. Von links oben einfallendes Licht dringt kaum durch den verhangenen Himmel auf die Straße herab und modelliert nur verhalten die Fassadenreste der barocken Architektur. Eine räumliche Spannung entsteht allerdings durch das Betonen des Zentralbaus, dessen Charakteristika Wagner mit kräftigen Konturen hervorgehoben hat. Das Skelett des Pavillons steht vor dem öde sich hinstreckenden Fassadenriegel des Opernhauses mit seinen zerborstenen Fensterscheiben. Auch in seiner Ruinenform vermag der Pavillon noch seine prächtige Raumwirkung zu entfalten, indem sich seine rhythmisch gegliederte Raumhülle gegen die Wandfläche abhebt. Hier wird Wagners Sinn für geschickten Bildaufbau sichtbar, (an der Akademie hielt der Künstler zeitweise Vorlesungen über Perspektive). Der Künstler, der auch als Dekorationsmaler für das Neue Theater tätig war, nutzt hier sein bildnerisches Können zu einer stummen Inszenierung des Abschieds: Die vor den Schutthaufen am Straßenrand aufgestellte Figur eines Putto, offenbar von der Galerie im Pavillon herabgestürzt, streckt den Rest eines Arms empor. Die Dynamik der Triumphgeste gefriert vor den Ruinen zur sinnentleerten Pathosformel und läßt die Figur in stummer Anklage erstarren. Die Allegorie barocker Lebenslust kehrt sich ins Memento Mori.

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        Roma - Assalto alle barricate francesi 12 giugno 1849

      fine '800, Roma - Raffigurazione in bella coloritura dell'assalto alle barricate francesi, durante l'assedio di Roma che terminò con la resa di Garibaldi. In calce cinque righe di descrizione dell'evento. mm 348x490

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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        Dictionnaire universel d'histoire naturelle dirige par M. Charles d'Orbigny Atlas. Zoologie......

      1849. Buch beschreibt Mensch und Tier, hauptsächlich Zoologie, die Tiere dieser Welt dargerstellt auf 100 prachtvollen hand kolorierten Farbtafeln , teilweise gouachiert, altkoloriert, Stahlstich, 23,5 x 31. Zustand: Perfekt, dem Alter entsprechend

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        THE ROD AND LINE: OR, PRACTICAL HINTS AND DAINTY DEVICES FOR THE SURE TAKING OF TROUT, GRAYLING, ETC. IN FIVE PARTS.

      Flyfisher's Classic Library. Moretonhampstead, Devon. - (1849) 2002 de luxe FFCL edition. Ppxii,157,ad. Nine colour plates. Fully bound in fine dark green leather, gilt FFCL motif to upper board, marbled end-papers, silk marker ribbon, three raised bands, all edges gilt, spine titled in gilt. Dark green, gilt blocked, silk-lined presentation box. Salmon fly (the Captain) tied by Bo Nielsen of Denmark and mounted within the upper board. De luxe edition. Fine copy in drop-over box. Copy number 21 of 25. Derek Mills' copy with his initials (D.H.M.) stamped neatly in gilt on front of box. ".and the method of tying their flies". The Rod and Line (1849) by Hewett Wheatley is one of the most original books in the bibliography of angling. Wheatley fished up stream with both fly and minnow, was the first person to use the expression "fancy flies", the first to write of "fly-minnows" and, above all else, the first to recommend eyed hooks for trout-flies. He fished many of his artificial flies, including beetles, floating. When the fly was meant to sink, he made no doubt about it, and leaded the shank of his hooks - surely another 'first' for this remarkable innovator. In anticipation of nymph fishing, Wheatley observed: "Many fly-fishers must have remarked, that for a fortnight at least before the May-fly appears in any numbers, trout do not rise so freely as before that period. And I am satisfied, from personal observation, they are then feeding on the fly, at the bottom, as it quits the case in which it has passed its grub existence." Like almost all his predecessors, Wheatley lacked entomological knowledge and assumed that the may-fly comes from a caddis. Nevertheless, he was a most original thinker and a pioneer of wet-fly technique. His fly-dressings, in addition to the may-fly nymph, included caddis, maggot and wasp grub as well as "the young stone-fly". (Jack Heddon). The FFCL edition has a new Introduction by David Beazley. This is a copy of the de luxe FFCL edition limited to 25 copies only and long out-of-print. Each copy is fully bound in the finest leather and incorporates a 'Captain' fly tied by Bo Nielsen in the front board. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A MAN MADE OF MONEY.

      Complete set published in six monthly parts. All parts illustrated with two steel engravings by John Leech preceding text. Each part in original light green pictorial printed wrappers. 20.6 x 12.4 cms. Housed in an early 19th century slipcase of green morocco, half bound, with gilt tooling and lettering to spine, replicating a book. Some slight splitting to spines of parts with small paper loss. Slight foxing. Green cloth of case rubbed; some damp marking to cloth sides of case Else an excellent set in an attractive case.

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        Schwerin. Einzug Seiner Königlichen Hoheit des Großherzogs Friedrich Franz (II.) und Ihrer Königlichen Hoheit der Großherzogin Auguste (Prinzessin zu Reuss) in Schwerin am 7. November 1849.

      Berlin 1849.. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von August Achilles. 47,5 x 62 cm. Gedruckt bei Delius in. Abgebildet bei Jesse, Bd II Tafel XLVII und in Meckl. Monatshefte, Jg XI S. 82. August Achilles (1798-1861) gilt als Begründer der Lithographie in Mecklenburg, 1830 wurde er zum Hofzeichner ernannt. Er zeigt uns hier den triumphalen Empfang des Hochzeitspaares auf dem Schweriner Marktplatz anläßlich der Vermählung vom 3. November 1849. Im Hintergrund das festlich geschmückte Altstädtische Rathaus, links noch eben angedeutet, das Säulengebäude. "Der Blick auf die Staatskarosse, aus der das junge Fürstenpaar sich freundlich grüßend vorneigt, ist durch die niedere Reihe der Kinder in Landestracht freigegeben." (A. von Langermann. A. Achilles, ein Künstler der alten Zeit. Mit Werkverzeichnis. In Jbb 91, 1927). "Achilles ist ein gewissenhafter Beobachter, der nichts übersieht und mit fast photographischer Treue die Umwelt des darzustellenden Ereignisses wiedergibt. Seine eigentliche Liebe ist aber die Menschenmenge, die er aus einer Fülle scharf beobachteter Einzelwesen zusammensetzt. Man hat das Gefühl, das jede Figur ein Bildnis ist und geht darin selten fehl, denn z. B. auf dem Bilde des Neuen Kollegiengebäudes in Schwerin von 1832 kann der Kenner der Stadtgeschichte noch heute fast jede Figur mit Namen nennen, und den Zeitgenossen wird es bei den verschiedenen Marktplatzbildern nicht weniger möglich gewesen sein." (Meckl. Monatshefte a.a.O.) - Gerahmt. :Graphiken 5.79

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        Faust und Mephisto zu Pferde am Rabenstein vorbeisprengend

      1849. Feder in Grau auf Papier, unten rechts signiert und datiert: "Schlick 1849", 29,0 x 23,8 cm. Gustav Schlick orientiert sich mit seiner Zeichnung zu Goethes Faust an den Illustrationen von Peter Cornelius. 1816 zum ersten Mal erschienen, erregten diese schnell Bewunderung, führten sie doch auf exemplarisch meisterhafte Weise vor Augen, wie ein idealisiertes Mittelalter, in das man Tugenden und Sehnsüchte projizierte, in der modernen Kunst zu neuem Leben erwachen konnte. Cornelius' altmeisterliche, an Dürers und Schongauers Kupferstiche angehlehnte Zeichentechnik, transportierte Vergangenes in handwerklicher Perfektion in die Gegenwart. Der Zyklus war somit gewissermaßen entzeitlicht, da er sowohl im Mittelalter als auch in der Moderne verankert war. Für die Nazarener der ersten Generation war diese rückwärtige Legitimation Grundlage einer Erneuerung der Kunst, die gerade nicht aus einer Willkür heraus geschah, sondern als notwendige Bedingung für das Fortbestehen der Kunst galt, besonders der deutschen Kunst, wo die Ratio über die reine Sinneswelt erhoben werden sollte. Gegen Ende der 1840er Jahre waren diese Tendenzen keineswegs abgeschlossen. Vielmehr kam es zur Wiederbelebung einer national gedachten Kunst, die nicht nur in der Technik ihre Verbundenheit zu einer altdeutschen Tradition suchte, sondern auch im Bildprogramm dynastische Legitimationsgrundlagen präsentierte. Schlicks Orientierung an Cornelius verwundert daher nicht und erleuchtet auch die weitgehende Rezeptionsverweigerung von Delacroixs Faust-Illustrationen, die in ihrer psychologisierenden Darstellung eher einer subjektbezogenen Moderne anhängen und weniger heroisierend sind. Dennoch ist Gustav Schlicks Interpretation des Themas nicht so dogmatisch an Cornelius gebunden, wie ein flüchtiger Blick suggerieren mag. Zwar ähneln sich sein Faust und Mephisto im Aussehen, doch wo Cornelius seinen Faust die Szene durch den markanten Zeigegestus und das beherzte kontrollieren des Pferdes bestimmen lässt und Mephisto zum Zuschauer wird, da orientiert sich Schlick an einer weniger eindeutigen Rollenbestimmung. Sein Faust greift ängstlich nach Mephistos Arm, kurz davor, das Hexentreiben als Projektion von Gretchens unvermeidlicher Hinrichtung zu verstehen. Mephisto aber wendet sich widerwillig ab, mahnt zu Eile, "Vorbei! Vorbei!". Wo Cornelius den Gegensatz zwischen der Hexenszene und den beiden Protagonisten durch differenzierte Linienbehandlung hervorhebt und somit voneinander abrückt, da lässt Schlick beide Teile ineinanderfließen. Dies geschieht nicht nur durch das Verschmelzen der Umhänge von Faust und Mephisto mit den Gewändern der Hexen, sondern auch durch die Akzentuierung der Schauerszene. Vision und Realität verschmelzen zeichnerisch zu einer Ebene und deuten den Wahrheitsgehalt des Hexentreibens an. Anders als Cornelius dies darstellt ist Faust bei Schlick bereits ein Erkennender. Hier wendet sich Schlick allerdings auch gegen Delacroix' Interpretation, der seinen Faust deutlich als von Ängsten Getriebenen darstellt und dem die schreckliche Vision in die Seele greift. Somit gewinnt Schlick hier eine ganz eigene, neue Interpretation des Themas, die einen Mittelweg zwischen den beiden Traditionen darstellt, die Cornelius und Delacroix vertreten.

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        Regolamento per gli Aiutanti del Comandante il Forte S. Giorgio. "Nessuna persona attenente alla Famiglia [Guerrazzi] detenuta potrà per alcun motivo o sotto alcun pretesto sortire dal quartiere assegnatole, o avere comunicazione alcuna al di fuori del quartiere stesso [.] Solamente a ore 7 di mattina e ad ore 8 di sera il Comandante del Forte, o uno dei suoi ajutanti da lui espressamente incaricatone si porterà a visitarla per intendere ciò che possa occorrere. Delle richieste che saranno fatte in quelle visite tanto per articoli di vitto, quanto per oggetti di uso domestico sarà presa notazione in Registro che si terrà nello scrittoio del Comandante del Forte, e soltanto dietro le indicazioni notate sul Registro stesso sarà fatta dal Coma

      - [Firenze, Forte Belvedere], 1849, manoscritto su carta, in-folio, pp. [2], in chiarissima grafia su tre colonne, ciascuna larga metà della facciata del foglio. Con firma autografa del Galeotti in fine. Interessantissimo documento che testimonia la relativa durezza del regime carcerario cui fu sottoposta l'intera famiglia Guerrazzi all'indomani del 12 aprile 1849 (durezza di cui si lamenta il Guerrazzi stesso nella sua "Apologia della vita politica", soprattutto nei riguardi della parte femminile della famiglia).

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        Uber Gesetz, Gesetzgebung und Gesetzgebende Gewalt im Griechischen

      , 1849. 1849. Study of Ancient Greek Law by a Distinguished Classicist Hermann, Karl Friedrich [1804-1855]. Uber Gesetz, Gesetzgebung und Gesetzgebende Gewalt im Griechischen Alterthume. Gottingen: In der Dieterische Buchhandlung, 1849. 67 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary marbled paper, later typewritten title label to spine. Rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends, joints and corners, front board and first gathering of leaves detached. Some toning to text, light foxing in places. Owner signature (of Konrad von Maurer, dated 1849) to title page, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, bookplate to front pastedown, stamps and annotations to title pages and verso. * Only edition, reissued in 1850. Hermann was a distinguished classicist who taught at the University of Marburg and, later, University of Gottingen. He was distinguished for his work on the culture, philosophy and archeology of ancient Greece. Uber Gesetz is a study of the origins of its legal system. Konrad von Maurer [1823-1902], the owner of this copy, was a legal historian who taught at the University of Munich. OCLC locates 5 copies in North American law schools (Columbia, Harvard, University of Iowa, UVA, Yale), all of the 1849 issue. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Ein Wort des Rechts für alle Reichsverfassungs-Kämpfer, an die deutschen Geschwornen.

      Frankfurt a. M., Literarische Anstalt, 1849.. 72 S. + weitere Seiten. 8°, priv. neuzeitl. Halbleinen m. marm. Deckelbezug. Angebunden an die Rede "Ein Wort des Rechts" ist 'Dritter Bericht der demokratischen Partei der deutschen constituirenden Nationalversammlung vom 26. September 1848 (S.32 bis 46), sowie: Ludwig Simon, Rede über Bildung einer provisorischen Centralgewalt in Deutschland, gehalten in der 19. Sitzung der deutschen constituirenden Nationalversammlung zu Frankfurt a. M. den 20. Juni 1848 (15 Seiten), weiter angebunden das Flugblatt "Volks-Programm", April 1848, die Schrift "Entstehung und Unterschied der beiden Wahl-Programme in Trier", Ludwig Simon April 1848, sowie weitere Reden gehalten in der Sitzung der deutschen Nationalversammlung von Ludwig Simon (3) und Franz Raveaux von Köln. - Zustand: Titelseite gestempelt u. mit Bibliotheksvermerken. Seiten teilweise gebräunt oder braunfleckig. Stellenweise dünne Anstreichungen u. Bemerkungen von alter Hand. Vereinzelt schwache Wasserränder. Die angebundenen Schriften z. T. eng beschnitten.

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        Bilder-Atlas zum Conversations-Lexikon - Ikonographische Encyklopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste - Fünfte Abteilung: Kriegswesen [ohne Tafeln] (Lexika)

      Brockhaus Verlag 1849.. 108 Seiten Lederausgabe. Brockhaus Verlag 1849, Dreiviertelleder-Ausgabe, Buchrücken und Buchecken in braunem Leder, Buchrücken mit sehr schönem Goldprägedruck mit rotem Leder unterlegt, Buchschnitt (Rundum-Gründschnitt) in sehr gutem Zustand, Seiten innen hell aber leicht Gebrauchs-/altersfleckig, Cover: braunmarmorierter Pappband abgegriffen, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, für sein Alter - über 150 Jahre alt - fast noch in sehr gutem Zustand, ohne Tafeln (intern. 25M/antiquarisch/braun rot braun/Leder/-2)

      [Bookseller: Lydia und Hubert Lohmaier GbR]
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        Die drei ältesten Kunsturkunden der Freimaurerbrüderschaft mitgetheilt, bearbeitet und in einem Lehrfragstücke verurgeistiget von dem Bruder Karl Christian Friedrich Krause. 2 Bände. 3. wohlfeile Ausgabe.

      Arnold, Leipzig 1849.. 32, CLXXXIV, 486 S., 1 Bl. Erratum u. XVI, 472, XXX, 528 S. mit 3 gest. Tafeln. Einfaches Hldr. der Zeit. Etwas berieben. Gebräunt, teils etwas stockfleckig. Stempel auf Vorsätzen u. Titeln. Gutes Exemplar. - Das umfangreiche Werk des bedeutenden. Philosophen Krause (1781-1832, Panentheismus, Krausismo) ist noch heute von großem historischem Wert, auch wenn die Urkunden heute als Fälschungen erkannt sind, und bedeutsam für die Entwicklung der deutschen Freimaurerei. - Selten.

      [Bookseller: Kaner & Kaner GbR]
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        Uber Gesetz, Gesetzgebung und Gesetzgebende Gewalt im Griechischen.

      1849 - Study of Ancient Greek Law by a Distinguished Classicist Hermann, Karl Friedrich [1804-1855]. Uber Gesetz, Gesetzgebung und Gesetzgebende Gewalt im Griechischen Alterthume. Gottingen: In der Dieterische Buchhandlung, 1849. 67 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary marbled paper, later typewritten title label to spine. Rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends, joints and corners, front board and first gathering of leaves detached. Some toning to text, light foxing in places. Owner signature (of Konrad von Maurer, dated 1849) to title page, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, bookplate to front pastedown, stamps and annotations to title pages and verso. * Only edition, reissued in 1850. Hermann was a distinguished classicist who taught at the University of Marburg and, later, University of Gottingen. He was distinguished for his work on the culture, philosophy and archeology of ancient Greece. Uber Gesetz is a study of the origins of its legal system. Konrad von Maurer [1823-1902], the owner of this copy, was a legal historian who taught at the University of Munich. OCLC locates 5 copies in North American law schools (Columbia, Harvard, University of Iowa, UVA, Yale), all of the 1849 issue. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        Die Donauländer. Nebst Wanderungen in das baierische Hochland und das salzburgische Hochgebirge

      . Haendel's Verl., Lpz., 1849. 266 S. mit 60 Stahlstich-Tafeln, orig. Halbleder. (Rücken u. unten vordere Ebd.-Kante mit Mausfraß/Seiten durchgehend randfl./etwas stockfl./StaT.).

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        Die Chronologie der Aegypter (1. Theil - alles !).

      Berlin, Nicolai, 1849.. Einleitung und erster Theil : Kritik der Quellen. 13 Blatt, 554 Seiten, illustriertes Leinen, 32 x 27 cm,. Einband etwas berieben, innen ab und an etwas stockfleckig.

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        Die Einheitsbestrebungen in der wissenschaftlichen Medicin.

      Berlin, Druck und Verlag von G. Reimer, 1849.. (1. Aufl.), 8° (22x14), VI S., 1 Bl., 48 S., OKart (Brosch), minimal angestaubt, sauber und gepflegt,.

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        The ROBERT H. BARTON FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE COLLECTION, 1849 - 1871.

      1849 - 1871, (v. p.): 1849 - 8 photographs. Barton, of Providence, Rhode Island, left his wife Julia Anna Bennett Barton and four children - William, Emily, Harriet and Julia - in the winter of 1849, headed for the California gold fields. The collection begins with Robert's departure in 1849, and continues through 1871. Of the 72 letters, 6 are from Robert - one to his wife, and five to his son. The remainder are to Robert, from divers family members, and even his pastor, all with the common theme of 'come home'. From this correspondence, and the fact Robert Barton is not buried with the rest of his family in the North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island, it is questioned whether the man ever did leave California & return to Providence [even though the RI census notes his presence]. Robert writes to his wife of his good intentions for heading to California, and consistently states "if he is permitted to return home .", however, it is fairly clear that he never intended to so so. In one letter to his son, he says that William should look to a gentleman there in Providence for advice and guidance, discourages him from coming to California, etc. And while Robert's letters contain a smattering of comments on his efforts to find gold, and the account statement from Gregory & Waite Groceries & Provisions gives a glimpse into the daily fare of a '49er, this collection's value lies elsewhere than California. The collection does extensively chronicle the history of one Providence, Rhode Island family, their struggles & successes. Robert's daughter Julia was only 7 when her father left for California-- by the end of the correspondence, she is married with four children of her own (her 5th child was born in 1873). Beginning at age 14 (or thereabouts), Julia worked as a jeweler to assist with the family finances. Robert's son William was 11 when his father left, and in the letters, we see him grow up to manhood, open his own business, which was still growing strong as late as 1892, when Industries and Wealth of the Principal Points in Rhode Island. Being City of Providence . was published. In this work, William's hat and furs establishement is described as "one of the oldest and foremost in this line in the city, and for thirty four years has been prominent in the trade." One of the photographs in the collection shows William and an assistant in front of the shop. Robert's brother Albert wrote him three letters, and in all he implores Robert to return home, even offering to fund the trip. The most prolific of correspondents in this collection is Robert's sister Emeline Barton Coit, with twenty-four letters spanning the years 1858 - 1869. All of the letters are rife with family news, and that of friends, as well as other topical Providence events. Herein then lies the richness of the archive, which documents the life of this Providence family, after the 'man of the house' succumbs to gold fever. Housed in 8 plastic file folders. 72 letters, ~ 360 pp of holograph text. 1 document.

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        A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

      Boston and Cambridge: James Munroe and Company, 1849. Boston and Cambridge: James Munroe and Company, 1849. First edition of the author's first book. 8vo. 413, [3] pp. With terminal advertisement leaf announcing "Will Soon Be Published Walden, or Life in the Woods -". Original brown blindstamped cloth. Spine perished, boards edgeworn and detached. Textblock clean and sound. Review of the book tipped in at end on verso of advertisement leaf and facing blank (clipping partly toned). Half morocco slipcase and chemise. BAL 20104; Borst A1.1.a; for Frothingham, see: Caruthers, Octavius Brooks Frothingham, Gentle Radical (Univ. of Alabama Pr., 1977) . A notable copy of Thoreau's first book, largely overlooked when initially published, and now a recognized classic. Emerson famously declined to review his friend's book; but the present copy makes it clear that some did commit their opinions to print: tipped in at the verso of the announcement for Walden is a 500-word review of the 'Week', signed in type "F.", and with initials "O.B.F." in ink below, in the hand of Octavius Brooks Frothingham (1822-1895), Harvard class of 1843, Divinity School class of 1846, and in 1849 the minister of the North Church in Salem, Mass. It is likely from a Salem paper, possibly the Observer. Thoreau's lectures were announced in the paper, and in the early 1850s, Frothingham had pamphlets printed at the Observer print shop and his discourses were reported in the paper. Frothingham's biographer Caruthers (page 28): "One wonders what he thought of Henry Thoreau, who in Frothingham's later History of Transcendentalism, received a mere parenthetical reference." This can now be answered. The review opens as follows: In looking over this book we have been agreeably disappointed. [-] With all this, however, Mr. Thoreau's book has rare merits. The author is an enthusiast and a scientific one upon the works and scenes of Nature [-] After he moved to Jersey City and New York, Frothingham became a champion of nonsectarian religious thought, and wrote frequent criticism, reviewing, for example, Renan's Life of Jesus for the Christian Examiner in 1863. He was also the first historian of Transcendentalism, whose work, Transcendentalism in New England (1876), remains the most comprehensive in its historical scope (yet even when it first appeared, it was faulted for neglecting Thoreau). This review is not recorded in Borst's Henry David Thoreau, A Reference Guide (1987), nor in Scharnhorst (1992) or Cameron's two Supplements (1997). It is notable that no reference is made to Thoreau's theology, which so incensed other contemporaries; and that the reviewer has identified Thoreau as an important writer on nature in the line of Gilbert White. A contemporary copy with AN UNREPORTED REVIEW OF THOREAU'S FIRST BOOK

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        THE SEVEN LAMPS OF ARCHITECTURE

      Smith Elder & Co. , 1849. Smith Elder & Co. , 1849. First edition. 4to. Finely bound, by Douglas Cockerell for the W.H.Smith family, in full green morocco with gilt ruled borders to covers and elaborate gilt tooling of intertwining branches and leaves incorporated into the border, with red morocco onlays of blossoms. Hambleden vignette, of an arm grasping an oak branch surrounded by a wreath, in the centre of the covers. Raised bands to the spine with gilt titles and simplified gilt leaf red morocco onlay design to compartments. Wide morocco turn-ins with gilt ruled borders and simple three point motif punched in gilt to corners. Top edge gilt. Original cloth bound in at rear. A fine copy with a little foxing to the preliminary pages, but generally fresh. An excellent copy of a sumptuous binding. Fourteen engraved plates after sketches by Ruskin. Although curiously unsigned by the W.H.Smith bindery, for whom Cockerell was controller at the time, it is known that all the Hambleden library's binding at the time was undertaken by the W.H.Smith bindery and the important and elaborate works by Cockerell himself. The binding bears a number of the hallmarks characteristic of Cockerell's design.

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        California and Its Gold Regions; with a Geographical and Topographical View of the Country, Its Mineral and Agricultural Resources . . .with a Map . . .

      Stringer & Townsend, New York 1849 - Printed light yellow-colored wraps, 144 pages including Appendix, no ads, plus large folding map at end; all page edges uncut, rubbed chipped and lightly curled but wide margins, so the text is not affected; missing upper right quarter of front wrapper; title page spotted and soiled but complete; the remainder of the text is complete VG condition with only occasional light age spotting; rear wrap is curled and chipped around edges but complete, lightly soiled with light dampstain in upper outer corner; the large folding map has had one folded corner either vermint-chewed or water-rotted, resulting in 3 large 4-inch diameter holes in the map, and three marginal semi-circles not penetrating the border, best described by referring to the photo; this copy lacks the frontispiece engraving present in some copies; more photos available on request [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Residence at Sierra Leone: Described from a Journal Kept on the Spot, and from Letters Written to Friends at Home.

      London, John Murray, 1849.. Blindgeprägte Original-Leinwand mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, 8°, xii, 355, 16 Seiten. Gutes Exemplar der Erstausgabe..

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        Das Buch des Gesetzes für das preußische ( preussische) Volk. Erster Band. Eine fortlaufende Sammlung sämtlicher neuen allgemeinen preußischen Gesetze und gesetzlichen Verordnungen seit der Revolution.

      Berlin, Selbstverlag ( Expedition der Locomotive). 1849.. 507 Seiten. GOLDGEPRÄGTER Halbledereinband. Grüner Kopschnitt. 8°.. Das Buch befindet sich in einem guten Zustand. Lediglich die ersten paar Seiten sind leicht wasserfleckig. Auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt oben eine lange Notiz der Zeit und auf dem Titelblatt eine Unterschrift der Zeit. Vereinzelt im Buch Notizen der Zeit. Sonst aber in einem sehr guten Zustand. SIEHE FOTO!

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        The ROBERT H. BARTON FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE COLLECTION, 1849 - 1871

      (v. p.):. 1849 - 1871.. 72 letters, ~ 360 pp of holograph text. 1 document.. Housed in 8 plastic file folders.. Overall, Very Good Plus.. Barton, of Providence, Rhode Island, left his wife Julia Anna Bennett Barton and four children - William, Emily, Harriet and Julia - in the winter of 1849, headed for the California gold fields. The collection begins with Robert's departure in 1849, and continues through 1871. Of the 72 letters, 6 are from Robert - one to his wife, and five to his son. The remainder are to Robert, from divers family members, and even his pastor, all with the common theme of 'come home'. From this correspondence, and the fact Robert Barton is not buried with the rest of his family in the North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island, it is questioned whether the man ever did leave California & return to Providence [even though the RI census notes his presence]. Robert writes to his wife of his good intentions for heading to California, and consistently states "if he is permitted to return home ...", however, it is fairly clear that he never intended to so so. In one letter to his son, he says that William should look to a gentleman there in Providence for advice and guidance, discourages him from coming to California, etc. And while Robert's letters contain a smattering of comments on his efforts to find gold, and the account statement from Gregory & Waite Groceries & Provisions gives a glimpse into the daily fare of a '49er, this collection's value lies elsewhere than California. The collection does extensively chronicle the history of one Providence, Rhode Island family, their struggles & successes. Robert's daughter Julia was only 7 when her father left for California-- by the end of the correspondence, she is married with four children of her own (her 5th child was born in 1873). Beginning at age 14 (or thereabouts), Julia worked as a jeweler to assist with the family finances. Robert's son William was 11 when his father left, and in the letters, we see him grow up to manhood, open his own business, which was still growing strong as late as 1892, when Industries and Wealth of the Principal Points in Rhode Island. Being City of Providence ... was published. In this work, William's hat and furs establishement is described as "one of the oldest and foremost in this line in the city, and for thirty four years has been prominent in the trade." One of the photographs in the collection shows William and an assistant in front of the shop. Robert's brother Albert wrote him three letters, and in all he implores Robert to return home, even offering to fund the trip. The most prolific of correspondents in this collection is Robert's sister Emeline Barton Coit, with twenty-four letters spanning the years 1858 - 1869. All of the letters are rife with family news, and that of friends, as well as other topical Providence events. Herein then lies the richness of the archive, which documents the life of this Providence family, after the 'man of the house' succumbs to gold fever. . 8 photographs.

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        Professional Recollections on Points of Seamanship, Discipline,

      Portsea William Woodward, Common Hard 1849. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed, spine faded. Respined with original laid on. New eps. Scattered light foxing. Ex.-lib. Cruising Association First Edition Green/gilt hardback cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). x, 317pp. Frontispiece engraving and chromo-lithographed colour plate.

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