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      London; , [c.1849]. Original copperplate map in manuscript. Good condition. Some minor foxing, and staining. Unobtrusive library stamp. A hugely facinating and unique hand coloured manuscript map of Europe, attributed to W. Newton in 1849. The execution of the map is very good, with most major cities , rivers sytems, hills and mountain ranges being present. The map title is presented in an attractive small vignette in the lower right corner. Latitude and Longitude are shown.

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        The Works of Quintus Horatius Flaccus Illustrated Chiefly from Remains of Ancient Art. With a Life By the Rev Henry Hart Milman

      London: John Murray, 1849. Complete in 2 volumes, collation, [vi]194[iv]490,xiii[1]pp, first 194 pages printed whitin a decorative border, 8 full page cromolithographic title pages by Owen Jones. Bound in full period calf, raised bands, gilt tooling within compartments, gilt rule lines on boards, gilt crest on each board, full gilt edges, inner dentelles, yellow endpapers. Calf very light rubbed, very minor age wear. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean well bound set. A8. Full Leather. Very Good. Illus. by Owen Jones . 8vo.

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        Nicholson's Practical Carptentry

      Thomas Kelly, London 1849 - Being a new and complete system of lines for the use of workmen, founded on accurate geometrical and mechanical principles, with their applications in carpentry - to roofs, domes, centring, etc.; in joinery - to stairs, hand-rails, soffits, niches, etc; in cabinet-making, to furniture, both plain and ornamental, fully and clearly explained. Revised by Thomas Thedgold. Marbled boards. This copy belonged to a Union Navy sailor in the American Civil War, John Preston, recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor (see photo with his signature as "joiner"). Gilt spine titles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zoistic Magnetism

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longman, London 1849 - Book condition: very good, VERY SCARCE, appears to have been rebound with original boards as the pastedowns and endpapers are bright yellow paper with no signs of age, the black cloth boards show light staining with scuffing to the perimeter and bumping to the corners, interior shows light staining to the inside edge of the first five pages with some light staining to the bottom edge of later pages, block letter and numbers as top of title page, some pages at back uncut, overall very clean for a book of this age, a hard to find copy on a unique subject, binding tight, 144 pages, 6 X 9 inches. * Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. * NOAMZ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Published by Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1849. Hardback. Good. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. Green cloth, gilt titles. Elaborate gilt flower posy to front cover. Gilt decoration to spine. 23 beautiful tissue-guarded colour plates. x + 193 pages. Joints slightly cracked. Top and bottom of spine chipped. Spine browned. All plates present and in fine condition. [S]

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        Tjensteqvinnans son.

      En själs utvecklingshistoria (1849-1867). Stockholm, Albert Bonniers Förlag 1886. 8:o. Originalupplaga. (4),261,(3 sista blank) s. Med: Ibid. Jäsningstider. En själs utvecklingshistoria (1867-1872). Stockholm, Albert Bonniers Förlag 1886. 8:o. Andra tusendet. (4),282,(2 sista blank) s. Med: Ibid. I Röda Rummet. En själs utvecklingshistoria (1872-1875). Stockholm. Albert Bonniers Förlag 1887. 8:o. Andra tusendet. (4),168,(2 sista blank) s. Med: Ibid. Författaren (1877-1887). Stockholm. Albert Bonniers Förlag 1909. 8:o. Originalupplagan. 176,(2 sista blank) s. Med: Ibid. Han och hon (1875-1876). Stockholm. Albert Bonniers Förlag 1919. 8:o. Original upplagan. 237,(1 blank) s. Bundna oskurna med omslag och ryggar (utom rygg till Jäsningstider) i fem uniforma senare (c:a 19509 röda halvskinnband, rygg med fem upphöjda bind och svarta titeletiketter. (Anander och Johanssons bokbinderi Göteborg). 19 x 12,5 cm. Han och hon 20 x 13,5 cm

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        Sammelband von 12 Abhandlungen aus den Sitzungsberichten der kaiserl. Akademie EA

      - Wien, Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1849-1859., 8° Chmel, Joseph, Sammelband von 12 Abhandlungen aus den Sitzungsberichten der kaiserl. Akademie der Wissenschaften. Buchbeschreibung: hrsg. Wien, Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1849-1859., 1859. 30, 11, 29, 18, 55, 66, 34, 56, 60, 38, 64 u. 36 S., HLn.d.Zt., 8° Enthält:1) Die Aufgabe einer Geschichte des Österreichischen Kaiserstaates (Vortrag). 2) Eine Hypothese. 3) Zur Streitfrage über den Ursprung des Privilegium Fridericianum Majus von 1156. 4) Das Recht des Hauses Habsburg auf Kärnten. 5) Beiträge zur Lösung akademischer Aufgaben. 6 /7) Beiträge zur Geschichte Königs Ladislaus des Nachgebornen, I. u. II. Abt. 8) Studien zur Geschichte des dreizehnten Jahrhunderts. 9/10) Die österreichischen Freiheitsbriefe, I u. II. 11) Bericht über den Fortgang einiger akademischer Unternehmungen namentlich der Monumenta Habsburgica. 12) Kaiser Ferdinand s I. Antwort auf einen Rathschlag den ihm die Ober-Oesterreichische Regierung zu Innsbruck vorgelegt hatte, 29. Jänner 1562. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte Kaiser Ferdinand s I. Stempel am ersten Titelnlatt. Handgeschribenes Inhaltsverzeichnis. Handgeschriebenes Rückenschildchen. guter Zustand, rare Ausgabe! Best.Nr.21393 Österreichische Geschichte

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        An Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour Round the Southern Coast of England Illustrated with Eighty-Four Plates, from Drawings by J. M. W. Turner R.A., W. Collins, R.A., William Westall, R.A., S. Prout, P. Dewint and Others

      London: Nattali, 1849. First edition.. Hardcover. 4to. (11.5 x 9.75 inches). pp.viii, 202. Full-page frontis plate and 48 further full-page plates, hors-texte. Numerous engravings laid in. 84 engravings in all, as called for. All engravings with tissue guards. Half morocco gilt, over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Foxing and offsetting to prelims and extrems, with scattered light foxing and offsetting to main textblock and engravings. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No inscriptions. A handsome copy. Very heavy book, requiring much extra postage overseas.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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      Simms and McIntyre, London 1849 - A nice early reprinting of Jane Austen's Emma, newly rebound in half leather with marbled boards. The binding has gilt decoration and titles to spine. New endpapers. Contents generally bright and clean with only the occasional mark. Rare edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TOUR OF DUTY IN CALIFORNIA; INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE GOLD REGION: And an Account of the Voyage Around Cape Horn; with Notices of Lower California, the Gulf and Pacific Coasts, and the Principal Events Attending the Conquest of the Californias.... With a Map and Plates from Original Designs

      New York: C.S. Francis & Co.; Boston: J.H. Francis, 1849. 12mo (signed in sixes). [18.9 cm.] vi, [6], 305 pages, plus three leaves of publisher's ads [numbered: 1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 14.] Complete with folding map and six lithograph plates after sketches by the author. Recent quarter calf over marbled boards with red leather spine label stamped in gold. Binding is fine. Embossed stamp of the Sondley Reference Library on title page, one other text leaf, and in four places on the map. Small number stamp on verso of title and in margin of one other leaf. Interior is otherwise good plus. Some light damping, affecting a portion of the map (horizontal band about nine centimeters wide) and the lower quarter of some text leaves (most prominent on first and last few leaves, becoming very faint for most of text block, and disappearing entirely on some of the inner leaves). No discernible impact from damping on plates, however some plates show slightest offsetting from text and two of them each have a small, light spot of foxing. Light creasing to lower corners of a few text leaves. FIRST EDITION. An important account of life in California during the conquest and occupation by the United States. Joseph Warren Revere (1812-1880), a native of Boston and the grandson of Paul Revere, was serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy when he arrived in California in 1846. After the Bear Flag Revolt, he raised the U.S. flag over Sonoma and commanded the garrison there for a time. In addition to the military operations of the period, he here describes life on the ranchos, the Native American population, and the natural resources of California. He left California before the Gold Rush began in earnest, but discusses initial reports on the gold discoveries. The map depicts the "Harbour of San Francisco California." It was sketched by the author from Beechey's survey. The plates include a views of Monterey, Sutter's Fort, a quicksilver mine near Santa Clara, an Indian encampment, and Mount Diablo, and a scene of a ranchero capturing a bear. Cowan, p. 530. Streeter IV, 2592. Sabin 70182. Howes R222.

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        Jahresbericht über die Fortschritte der reinen, pharmaceutischen und technischen Chemie, Physik, Mineralogie und Geologie. Unter Mitwirkung von H. Bulff, E. Dieffenbach, C. Ettling, F. Knapp, H. Will, F. Zamminer. Für 1847 ff

      Giessen, Ricker'sche Buchh. 1849 ff.. 1. Jg. 1847-62, 1865, 1867-69, 1871-77. (Insges. 27 Jgge. in 25 geb.). HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg.Tit. gestemp. Kanten berieb. Dazu: Register zu den Berichten für 1847 bis 1856. - Unter den Mitwirkenden befanden sich Justus Liebig , Hermann Kopp , Heinrich Will , Adolph Strecker , Alexander Nikolaus Franz Naumann, August Laubenheimer, Friedrich Bernhard Fittica, Guido Bodländer, Julius Tröger, Emil Baur u.v.a.

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        Die Katastrophe in Ungarn. Originalbericht.

      Leipzig, Otto Wigand, 1849. - 42, (6) SS. Späterer schwarzer Leinenband mit hs. Deckelschildchen 8vo. Erstausgabe von Kossuths "politischem Testament" aus der Gefangenschaft in Widdin. Nachdem die Lage für den ungarischen Staatsmann Kossuth (1802-1894), das Haupt der ungarischen Revolution in den Jahren 1848 und 1849, aussichtslos wurde, dankte er in der Nacht vom 10. zum 11. August 1849 ab und "wandte sich mit einigen Anhängern der türkischen Grenze zu, welche er am 17. August überschritt. Seine Absicht, nach England zu fliehen, wurde vorderhand vereitelt, weil er erkannt und angehalten wurde" (Wurzbach XIII, 8ff.). - Klammergeheftet, Titel im Innenfalz mit mit kleinem Einriß. Exlibris Anton Vitzthum im vorderen Innendeckel. Friedländer 258. Hirschberg 276. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Etiquette Illustrated; Hints on How to Conduct Oneself in the Best Society

      London: Ackermann & Co., 1849. First Edition. Full Calf. Very Good. A delightful, hard-to-find leporello (especially when colored), with 23 hand-colored comical plates on ballroom manners, introductions and farewells, and dinner party etiquette. Handsome contemporary full calf and spine label. Light soiling to panels, never disconcerting. Wear to one fold. Folds generally reinforced behind.

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        Rhododendron Setosum, Wall

      1849- 1851. Lithograph, handcolored, image approximately 17 x 13 inches on sheet size 19 x 14 inches. A few spots in upper image area, overall very good condition. An exquisite botanical image of a white flowering rhododendron branch with botanical details below. This is plate XX from Joseph Dalton Hooker's "Rhododendrons of the Sikkim-Himalaya". The large folio size of this work, the artistry of J.D. Hooker and the very fine lithography by W.H. Fitch produce very evocative, beautiful and scientifically accurate images. Printed by Reeve & Nichols. .

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        The History of Timothy Brown

      (England), 1849. Octavo. 5ff. Verse manuscript with original watercolor illustrations: full-page for cover title and title-page, and sixteen vignettes throughout the text. This tells the tale of Timothy Brown, who is introduced as "a wild little lad" who constantly tears his clothes and searches for ways to spend his days in idle pursuits. He is coerced by a passing sailor to join the Royal Navy as a cabin boy without informing his family. Once at sea, however, he discovers that the work is hard, and he hatches a plan to desert by hiding in the captain's launch. He is discovered and duly flogged, but he gradually accepts his role and resolves to become a better sailor. Eventually, he reconciles with his family, becomes a hero for his valorious conduct during a sea battle with the French fleet, and is promoted to Captain. Although such stories of reformed wayward youth were common tools for shaping the morality of children, this particular story does not appear to be drawn from a known source. The text is augmented throughout by colorful watercolors executed in a competent folk-art style. Some faint spotting and light wear along edges of leaves and along extremities of illustrated blue wrappers, else a fine example of a fragile work, housed in a cloth chemise.

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        Reizen en Ontdekkingstogten van Abel Jansz Tasman, van LutkegastÖ

      Groningen,: A.L. Scholtens, 1849.. Small slim octavo, three plates, a few spots but mostly excellent; in the original blue printed stiff wrappers a little discoloured, neatly rebacked to match. Uncommon edition of the journals of Abel Tasman, here condensed and edited for use by younger readers. This copy is well preserved in the original printed wrappers and contains three skilfully printed lithographic plates. These depict Amsterdam Island, and also the first contact between Europeans and the Maori at "De Moordenaars-Baii" (Murderer's Bay, now renamed Golden Bay located at the northwest point of the South Island). Of special interest given Tasman's early Australian landfall is the bucolic scene of Tasmanian Aborigines, here depicted in a style reminiscent of the work of nineteenth-century French voyage illustrators such as Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Louis de Sainson.

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        Nineveh and Its Remains: 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

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1849. 2 vols., xxxi, 399; xii, 491pp. Lithographic frontispiece in each volume; large folding map and five folding plans; numerous plates and text illustrations from engravings and a small manuscript fragment of 19th-century notes bound in. Old half calf, red and black labels, red edges, a very good set. First 8vo edition, preceded by the huge folio edition of the ÒMonuments of NinevehÓ1849-53 to which this would be the accompanying text. As DNB notes: ÒSuffering from exhaustion and the recurrence of malaria, Layard returned to London in December 1847 for the first time in eight and a half years. In 1848 he worked hard to publicize his discoveries. He was made DCL at Oxford in July 1848, and in May 1849 received the gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society. When his book ÔNineveh and its RemainsÕ was published early in 1849 it had an enthusiastic reception. So did the arrival of the Assyrian sculptures at the British Museum. Layard was admired as a type of the fearless, independently minded English explorer. Moreover, men who were anxious to rebut recent criticisms of the authenticity of holy scripture were excited by Assyrian references to biblical names and events and proclaimed that he had Ômade the Bible trueÕ.

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      1849. Paperback. HART, Joseph C. THE ROMANCE OF YACHTING: VOYAGE THE FIRST. Two volumes in one with original wrappers bound in. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1848 (title page) issued in two parts in wrappers dated 1849, printed price 37 1/2 cents. 332 pp. + 28 pp. publisher's advertisements, some unopened. 8vo. Included notes on navigation, nautical vocabulary, and oddly, the Shakespeare authorship controversy. This wrapper edition likely constitutes a second issue. Bound in half blue gilt-ruled morocco with raised bands, spine ornaments, blue marbled paper covered boards. Overall a lovely copy. OCLC locates only one copy issued in wrappers; quite scarce thus.

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      Paris: Eugene Et Victor Penaud. Very Good. 1849-50. Hardcover. The original edition was published in 12 volumes between 1849 - 1850 by Eugene & Victor Penaud, Paris. This set does not contain advertisements nor list of subscribers. The authenticity warning is present. Clean marbled boards. Elegant green and honey ribbed leather spines have double ruled gilt borders separating the panels and gilt titles. Texts are tight, clean & intact with sporadic foxing. 19th Century French Literature. French text. Rare Section ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 5381 pages .

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, Bookseller]
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      London. 1849.. iv,63pp. plus two panoramic folding views. Original blindstamped green cloth. Extremities a bit worn. One of the folding plates has a small closed tear at one fold. From the library of noted collector Alberto Parreño, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. A very good copy. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper. Liot was a captain in the Royal Navy, whose many visits to Panama influenced his view that a railroad or modern carriage road would be a more pragmatic method of transportation than a canal. In this pithy work, he argues against the building of a canal across "The Great Isthmus of America" because of the tremendous expense involved, the conflict between private investment and public use, and endemic problems with the land in question. The two panoramic views, an eleven- panel view of the "Bay and Islands of Panama" and a seven-panel view of the "Harbour of Portobelo," are quite detailed and of significant interest. SABIN 41389. SWANN PARREÑO SALE, 1978, lot 561 (this copy).

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        Letters to Charles Buller

      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. 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.Ferguson, 4994.

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        The South Australian Almanack and General Colonial Directory, for 1849

      Adelaide,: Andrew Murray, 1849.. Octavo, folding frontispiece map with outline colouring, xl, 220 pp., (including directory and advertisements), with a folding table of goods and prices bound in; map a little frayed at one edge and laid down on tissue, overall a very good copy in plain brown cloth (if not original certainly of the period). A very good copy of Allen's 1849 almanac with the rare map of the "Settled Portions [Except S.E. District] of South Australia with situations of Mines of Copper & Lead".Early owner's signature for John Henry Kaines of Guernsey.Ferguson, 5189.

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        Rochester Mail Steamers 1849 small Broadside "18 Lake Ontario 49"

      Rochester: Steamboat Office, WM. Hubbard, Ag't (Daily Democrat), 1849. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good+. 5 1/4" x 9 1/4", Some light foxing and one 1/8" small hole near bottom in center, not affecting text. Otherwise, very good +, Daily line of United States Mail Steamers (Sundays Excepted,) for Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Lewiston, Toronto & Hamilton.& The steamers& BAY STATE Capt.Van Cleve& CATARACT Capt. Chapman& ONTARIO Capt. Throop& NORTHERNER Capt. Childs& One of the above boats will Leave Rochester Every Evening!& At 7 o'clock, for Lewiston. Cars leave Lewiston o the arrival of the Boat, for Niagara Falls and Buffalo.& Passengers arriving at Rochester by Railroad at 1 o'clock P.M. can have 5 hours to visit the city; those arriving by the Express Train at 5 o'clock, can stop 1 hours, take the Boat and arrive at the Falls at 6 o'clock A.M., Buffalo at 7 1/2 o'clock. or stop at the Falls 8 hours, and arrive at Buffalo at 4 P.M. in time for the evening Boats up Lake Erie.& The above Boats connect at Lewiston with the Steamer Rochester for Hamilton, and the British Mail Steamers for Toronto.& Carriages will call for passengers at 6 1/2 o'clock, to convey them to the Boat.& For Passage, apply at the Steamboat Office, basement of the Eagle Head Hotel.& WM. Hubbard, Ag't. Daily Democrat Print& Rochester, 1849

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        The Execution of Mr. and Mrs. Manning.

      1849 - Poster, issued on the day of the execution. [London:] Ryle & Co., printers, [13 November 1849]. Single 20" x 15" printed sheet, with an image portraying the hangings plus an image of "Manning's last interview with his Sister." This is a full-size 20" x 15" poster that was distributed on the day of the execution of Frederick and Maria Manning, husband and wife. The Mannings had been convicted of murdering, on 9 August 1849, her former lover, one Patrick O'Connor, burying his body under their kitchen floor -- "The Bermondsey Horror." The poster includes a view of the front of Horsemonger Lane Gaol, with crowd and with an inset showing a male body and a female body hanging, plus a scene showing Manning in his cell with his sobbing sister. The poster includes a lengthy verse on the event ("I am a female condemned to die.") which indicates Maria was from Sweden, though she was actually Swiss. The first line of the account begins "At an early hour this morning the space before the prison and every avenue leading to it, was crowded to excess by persons who had travelled far and near to witness the execution of the wretched prisoners" -- thus it is known that this poster was issued on the actual day of execution, 13 November 1849. This poster also includes the text of a letter purported to be from Manning to his sister the day before his execution, plus the text of his "Confession."~The reason Charles Dickens is associated with this event is that he too was there for the hanging -- with his friend, the illustrator John Leech. A huge crowd gathered on the prior day, and reveled all night (for example singing "Oh Maria" to the tune of "Oh Susannah"); by dawn it is estimated that 30,000 witnessed the dual hanging. Dickens was horrified -- not at executions in general, but at the carnival atmosphere of public executions. He immediately wrote a letter to The Times that very day, to which the editor and some readers responded, prompting Dickens to follow it up with another (longer) letter five days later. Those two letters have come to be seen as Dickens's attitude toward public executions -- something he argued against for years (they were finally abolished and ceased in 1869, the year before Dickens died).~This poster is full-sized; others were produced that were only one-half or (as handbills) one-quarter this size. It is noteworthy in showing the crowd gathered in front of the prison -- the fact that upset Dickens so much -- as well as a prison-cell scene. Condition is just about fine -- remarkable for such an ephemeral, cheaply-produced item. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Life, Trial, Confession, & Execution of Mr. & Mrs. Manning

      1849. Poster, issued on the day of the execution. [London:] Birt, printer, [13 November 1849]. Single 20" x 15" printed sheet, with two portraits plus a portrayal of the hangings. This is a full-size 20" x 15" poster that was distributed on the day of the execution of Frederick and Maria Manning, husband and wife. The Mannings had been convicted of murdering, on 9 August 1849, her former lover, one Patrick O'Connor, burying his body under their kitchen floor -- "The Bermondsey Horror." The poster includes sketches of each Manning, plus an image of the front gate of the Horsemonger-lane Gaol upon which are superimposed two bodies hanging. The poster includes a lengthy verse on the event, plus what is actually a rather thorough account of the execution, and of the crime leading up to the hangings. Because this poster actually states "... who were executed at Horsemonger-lane Gaol this morning...", it is known that this poster was issued on the actual day of execution; the account begins with "Every available spot that could command the slightest view of the front of the Prison was crowded with anxious spectators to see the last sentence of the law carried into effect."~The reason Charles Dickens is associated with this event is that he too was there for the hanging -- with his friend, the illustrator John Leech. A huge crowd gathered on the prior day, and reveled all night (for example singing "Oh Maria" to the tune of "Oh Susannah"); by dawn it is estimated that 30,000 witnessed the dual hanging. Dickens was horrified -- not at executions in general, but at the carnival atmosphere of public executions. He immediately wrote a letter to The Times that very day, to which the editor and some readers responded, prompting Dickens to follow it up with another (longer) letter five days later. Those two letters have come to be seen as Dickens's attitude toward public executions -- something he argued against for years (they were finally abolished and ceased in 1869, the year before Dickens died).~This poster is full-sized; others were produced that were only one-half or (as handbills) one-quarter this size. It is noteworthy in showing the crowd gathered in front of the prison -- the fact that upset Dickens so much. Condition is just about fine (minor darkening and creasing at some corners, but very little wear) -- remarkable for such an ephemeral, cheaply-produced item.

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        Harmonies poétiques et religieuses avec commentaires et poésies diverses.

      Furne & Cie 1849 - - Furne & Cie, Paris _1849, 11x18cm, relié. - Nouvelle édition. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos à quatre nerfs orné de filets à froid, légères traces de frottements sans gravité sur les mors, plats de cartonnage façon vélin comportant quelques épidermures, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, ex-libris encollé sur une garde. Rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur. Rousseurs éparses. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Sketches in the Holy Land and Syria., 1849. Plate 40. Lithograph. Later colour. Fine condition. Mounted size: 74.5 x 57cm. Size: 51 x 32.5 cm. (20 x 13 inches). Lithograph by Haghe, Louis.

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        The History of EnglandIn Five Volumes

      61 - London - Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A complete set of Macaulay's renowned History of England. First editions. Thomas Babington 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. Complete in five volumes. Uniformly bound by H. White and Sons. Condition: Rebound in half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, all volumes are sound, although with some rubbing. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound and bright. Generally clean, with only some light spotting to the first and last leaves. Binder's stamp to the rear pastedown of each volume. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        The History of the Rebellion and Civil War in England, Together with an Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland

      Oxford: Oxford at the University Press, 1849. Complete in 7 volumes. Bound in full calf, each volume professionally rebacked retaining the original gilt edge boards, raised bands, gilt tooling, leather title labels, full marble edges, original marble endpapers. Boards edges light rubbed, with just a touch of loss on corners, one board repaired with some loss of gilt tooling. All binding in very good clean firm condition, all hinge joints very strong. Internally, no loose pages, neat gift inscription on endpaper dated 1849, no other writing/marking, some occasional light spotting to prelims. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean set, in very attractive full calf bindings.A52. 8vo.

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        Traité signes de la mort et des moyens de prévenir les enterrements prématurés.

      J.-B. Baillière, Paris 1849 - First edition, 8vo, pp. [4], vi, 407; a few small illus. in the text; orig. brown printed wrappers; curled at edges and very slightly chipped, else very good. "Ouvrage couronné par l'Institut de France." An early work by the prolific French medical doctor. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      - Gent, W. vander Schelden, 1849.Later half red morocco, spine ribbed. With lithographed frontispiece and title-page, 3 folding maps and 14 lithographed plates. 423 pp.* First Dutch edition; first published in Gent in 1848 Missions de l'Orégon et voyages aux Montagnes Rocheuses aux sources de la Colombie, de l' Athabasca et du Sascatshawin. - Travels by De Smet (1801-1873), a Belgian missionary, through and about the central Columbia River plateau, the Athabasca River, the country of the Assiniboines, and the Missouri River. With accounts of the manners and customs of the North American Indians, together with exquisite descriptions of the scenery. - (Age-browned).Tiele 1009; Sabin 82264; Wagner-Camp 141:4; Howes D286. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      San Francisco. Dec. 31, 1849.. [4]pp. manuscript letter on a folded folio sheet. Old folds, some light marginal staining. Very good. An interesting letter from San Francisco in 1849, the first year of the Gold Rush, in which a recent arrival writes a friend to tell him about the opportunities to be had, and conditions in the booming city. J.H. Murrill apparently came to San Francisco in 1849, but had no intention of going to the mining districts. Rather, he stayed in San Francisco to make his fortune, first in the real estate business, and, he hopes, as an importer of merchandise. Murrill begins by striking a familiar note, that the city is full of crime and degeneracy. He writes that he lives in the land of the "dying, a land of gamblers & thieves, of murderers and robbers as were the situation no doubt by trade and occupation of many before they came here....Before the fire there were over two hundred large gambling houses in our town and I have no doubt that one quarter of the inhabitants of the place spend their time there Sundays not excepted." Murrill goes on to write that he has made a great deal of money in selling his real estate, despite being targeted by two "great scoundrels." He writes: "I have sold most of real estate on time all however to be paid within 16 months and for 3 or 6 months I have to remain here to settle up and attend to my affairs before I can join my family [in the Sandwich Islands]." Murrill goes on to say, "There is one thing sure here, a man with capital can make money faster than in the states. There is great opportunities for purchasing lands now low in many places & a man with 5 to 10 thousand capital would settle himself for life very greatly...." He says that he hopes to use his Sandwich Islands connections to set himself up as an importer of fruits and vegetables: "the best opportunities in the world are now offered at the Sandwich Islands...$10,000, these will give a man a start by which he may live as easy as he pleases. I think I shall turn my attention to the shipping business which cannot fail to be good. A line of packets from this place to the Sandwich Islands and Panama will be a lucrative business...." Of course there is always the possibility that Murrill himself was a "scoundrel," seeking money from a gullible investor back east. Written on New Year's Eve 1849, and full of hope for prosperity in Gold Rush San Francisco of 1850.

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        [Letters on Public Executions]

      1849. In: THE TIMES of London, November 14-21, 1849. Six complete issues of this newspaper, with supplements. On November 13, 1849, Charles Dickens (with his friend, the illustrator John Leech) witnessed in Horsemonger's Lane the public hanging of George Manning and his wife Maria (for the murder of her former lover). Dickens was disgusted not by the executions themselves, but by the fact that they were public -- it is estimated that the hangings were witnessed by about 30,000. Later that very day Dickens wrote a letter to the editor of The Times, and it appeared the next day...~Wednesday, November 14th. Dickens's first letter to The Times, in which he expresses his shock at the behavior of the crowd at the hangings, going on to ask that public executions be abolished.~... When I came upon the scene at midnight, the shrillness of the cries and howls... made my blood run cold. As the night went on, screeching, and laughing, and yelling in strong chorus of parodies on Negro melodies, with substitutions of "Mrs. Manning" for "Susannah," and the like, were added to these. When the day dawned, thieves, low prostitutes, ruffians and vagabonds of every kind, flocked onto the ground, with every variety of offensive and foul behavior... When the two miserable creatures who attracted all this ghastly sight about them were turned quivering into the air, there was no more emotion, no more pity, no more thought that two immortal souls had gone to judgment... than if the name of Christ had never been heard in this world...~This issue further includes an editorial by The Times itself, reporting and commenting on the "act of judicial slaughter" committed on the previous day, but disagreeing with Dickens's request that executions be carried out in private. Also included in this issue is a long account of the executions, including an account of the murder that began all of this.~Friday, November 16th. (There was nothing relevant in Thursday's paper.) This issue contains a letter from a reader using the pen-name "T", commenting on the situation and agreeing with Dickens's points. It also contains the coroner's report on one Catherine Read, who was trampled to death by the crowd at the Mannings' executions.~Saturday, November 17th. This issue contains a letter from reader "S.G.O.", agreeing with Dickens and further reporting that some spectators at the hanging were using opera glasses, the better to view the proceedings. It also contains a letter from reader "Milo", agreeing that Dickens had made some good points in his letter but saying that the solutions Dickens offered are impractical (Dickens will refer to this letter in his own next letter to The Times).~Monday, November 19th. (There was no Sunday Times.) This issue contains Dickens's second and last letter to The Times on this subject, and is much more extensive than his first. He expresses his views on executions in general (which he does not oppose), and public executions in great detail.~Tuesday, November 20th. This issue contains a letter from "P.G. Head" who completely opposes Dickens's views as expressed the day before. It also includes a second Times editorial on the subject, very extensive, which discusses the strong impact of Dickens's letters on the public's reaction to capital punishment.~Wednesday, November 21st. Finally, in this issue is a third editorial by The Times, which criticizes Dickens's views as expressed in his letter of the 19th. It also reports on the proceedings of an "Anti-Capital Punishment" meeting of two days earlier. Finally, there is also a letter from reader "John Gilpin", regarding that meeting.~In 1824, Dickens's father had been sent to Marshalsea Prison for owing forty pounds ten shillings -- compelling twelve-year-old Dickens to leave school and get a job in a factory; more than three decades later, the father of "Little Dorrit" was likewise a Marshalsea debtor (interestingly, Marshalsea was demolished in the same year as these Times issues). Beginning with his earliest writings, Dickens showed concern for criminals and the treatment they received in courts: Mr. Bumble's "The law is an ass!" pretty well sums up Dickens's opinion of the English legal sytstem. Bleak House revolves around the unending legal case of Jarndyce vs Jarndyce, A Tale of Two Cities involves public executions (albeit in a different time and country), and in Great Expectations an escaped prisoner plays a major role.~When Dickens was editor of the Daily News in 1846, he wrote a number of pieces on capital punishment -- views revived by the Mannings' execution circus in 1849. However it was not until 1868 that a law was passed abolishing public executions; they finally ceased in 1869, the year before Dickens died.~These are the complete newspaper issues; it is very difficult to amass the entire group of six. They are in near-fine condition, with only minor fraying at some edges (two or three of the issues may have once been bound into a volume); one has a "Dublin Castle" inkstamp at the top. The text of Dickens's two letters may be found in the Pilgrim Edition of his Letters, Vol V pages 644-645 and pages 651-654; not noted by Podeschi (Yale) nor by vanderPoel (Texas).

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        Life and Confessions of Mary Jane Gordon, Who was Tried, Condemned, and Hung on the Twenty-Fourth Day of February, 1849, for the Murder of Jane Anderson, a Native of Covington, Kentucky

      Covington, 1849. 32pp. in soiled, cresed yellow wraps. Published 2 years after an earlier printing which claims Maine and 1847 as the state and date of the hanging. Though appearing to be an account of a true crime, the existence of two identical accounts with different venues and dates seems to indicate a fiction by Calhoun. The reference book, "The Annals of Murder", by McDade, entry 367, also indicates a fictitious account. The binding on this extremely rare book is tight but there are many folded and/or chipped corners. Foxing is present, Pages 7-16 are missing the bottom corner but all text is present. If you collect true crime or rare crime fiction this will be the rarest book in your collection.. Soft Cover. G-/None.

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        The Bowdoin Poets [with manuscript contribution by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain]

      Brunswick: Joseph Griffin, 1849. Original gilt decorative cloth in near fine condition. Housed in custom box. With large folding engraved plate of Bowdoin College. Published in two parts. Part I: First appearances of poems by Bowdoin College students, including 4 poems by H.W. Longfellow, a graduate of Bowdoin and a professor there during Fessenden's and Chamberlain's attendance. Part II: 100 pages of 61 manuscript letters written to James Fessenden from his classmates in the classes of 1849, 50, 51, & 52. Most significant is a letter by Fessenden's friend Joshua L. Chamberlain. Both men went on to become distinguished Civil War Generals; Chamberlain was the hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg, and his bravery and character led General Grant to choose him to be present at the Confederate surrender at Appomatox. Fessenden was commander of the 2nd US Sharpshooters, and later commander of the First South Carolina Regiment of US Colored Troops. The men's principled behavior can clearly be traced back to their education at Bowdoin, as the letters reflect an interest in high moral values. Of the students who wrote these letters, approximately 20 went on to become officers in the Union Army, while others went on to become respected leaders in a variety of fields.

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        Der Unbedeutende. Posse mit Gesang in drei Akten

      Wien, Wallishausser 1849.. 8°.151 S. Mit 1 gefalt. kolor. Frontisp. in Kupfer. HLn. d. Zt. Mit goldgepr. Rückentit., Tit. gestemp., tlw. schwach stockfleckig. Gutes Expl. EA. W.-G.² 12; Wurzbach XX, 210; Rabenlechner I, 61; Slg. Mayer 6306 - Der kolor. Kupferstich zeigt den Schauspieler Nestroy als "Zimmermann Peter Span" und Wenzel Scholzin in der Rolle des "Sekretär Puffmann".

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        The Ladies' Flower-Garden Of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants

      London: William S. Orr & Co., (1849). Second edition. Hardcover. Three quarter green morocco and green cloth. Teg. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 215 pages. 30 x 25 cm. Forty-two lithographic plates printed in colors and finished by hand, tissue guards. With no entry level manuals for gardening available in her day, she pioneered gardening as a suitable occupation for women. Her husband -- John C. Loudon, a prolific horticultural and landscape design writer founded the "Gardener's Magazine," the first periodical devoted solely to horticulture -- influenced her as did John Lindley, whose lectures she attended. Prior to her marriage her fiction writing, "The Mummy," an early science fiction novel, adumbrated perhaps by Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," and published anonymously in 1827 by Henry Colburn, received favorable reviews. NISSEN 1236 [1848 edition]. Plates generally clean, a few minor age spots to first few plates at upper margins not affecting images, raised bands, gilt decorated spine panels, joints and extremities rubbed.

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        Magazine of Botany. Volume 15.

      William S.Orr & Co. 1849 - Pp. xii, 314, (1) publisher's ads. 48 tissue-guarded, hand coloured plates. Contemporary 1/2 morocco with gilt lettering to spine, all edges gilt. Extremities rubbed, part of spine torn and loose. A little light foxing but plates generally clean. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mitchell's Reference and Distance Map of the United States

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1849. Wall map, 57 x 70 inches, expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers. Old repair evident to lower border. Occasional minute spotting. colour bright and clean. Very good. A highly important map for the American West. This mammoth wall map of the United States was originally published in 1834. It was significantly revised at the beginning of the Mexican War in 1846 by the addition of the important inset map of the Transmississippi West entitled A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California. This new inset, which replaced the old inset General Map of the United States, was also separately issued as a pocket map, and was one of the first maps of the Transmississippi West. Rumsey believed that the inset was the first printing of the map, with the separately issued version published later (see 534). The inset was continued on this 1849 edition, with a slightly different title. The 1849 edition is scarce. Rumsey (538) lists only the 1846 edition, and Phillips' America (page 901) lists only an 1851 edition. This copy is particularly handsome in that each existing county for the entire nation has been separately coloured. Wheat, Gold Rush, 190, Wheat, Transmississippi West, 629.

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      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, [1849].. Wall map, 57 x 70 inches. Expertly repaired, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers. Old repair evident in lower border. Occasional minute spotting. Color bright and clean. Very good. This mammoth wall map of the United States was originally published in 1836. It was significantly revised in 1846 with the addition of a landmark inset map entitled "A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California." The inset map is present in this 1849 edition and titled "A New Map of Texas, Oregon and California with the Regions Adjoining...1849." The inset measures 20 3/4 x 22 1/4 inches. The Texas, Oregon, and California map was the most important commercial map of the American West issued on the eve of the Mexican War. Wheat notes that it "embraced the most recent published information extant." It was one of the first commercial maps to incorporate the discoveries of Fremont, as well as those of Nicollet and Wilkes, and Emory's map of Texas (1844). This second edition was published in 1849, with the inset of the same title and size. Later editions, with the important inset, are very scarce. Rumsey (538) lists only the 1846 edition, and Phillips' MAPS (page 901) lists only an 1851 edition. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 190. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 629.

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        Appeal for £6000 to complete the asylum for penitent females,

      [London,] , [c.1849] . in connexion with the Lock Hospital, Westbourne Green, now capable of receiving only 20 inmates, and to finish the erection of the hospital itself. Octavo (233 × 186 mm) 4pp. subscription appeal. Engraved vignette of the Hospital. Light creases from old folds, else very good. The London Lock Hospital was the first clinic specifically for venereal diseases to be opened in London The name 'Lock' perhaps derives from a former hospital in Southwark, which in mediaeval times was a lazar house, or hospital for lepers. 'Locks', or rags, covered the lepers' lesions, so the hospital came to be known as Lock Hospital. When leprosy died out in England, the Southwark hospital continued to treat outcasts, but now those suffering from venereal diseases instead, and the name became attached to new establishments set up for the purpose. "The Hospital established 1746, for the treatment of the peculiar disease incident to profligate women; the Asylum founded 1787 by the Bible commentator, the Rev. Thomas Scott, for the reclamation of the cured inmates to virtuous habits… The establishment was originally formed in Grosvenor-Place, where the Chapel, by its popular preachers, became a source of income to the institution …In 1842, the Institution was removed to its present site [Harrow Road, Westbourne Green]; in 1849, the success of an autograph appeal by the Duke of Cambridge provided for the admission of double the number of patients." (Timbs - Curiosities of London) By 1890 Harrow Road consisted of 140 inpatient beds and 40 asylum places for women. The Duke of Cambridge was always George III and Queen Charlotte's favourite son; "Unlike his brothers, he was never entangled with debtors, nor was there any scandal in his private life." (ODNB) After a modestly successful career in the army and as governor-general of Hanover, he returned to England and immersed himself in charitable causes. "He was president of at least six hospitals, and the patron or vice-patron of more than a score of other beneficent corporations."

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        An Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour Round the Southern Coast of England Illustrated with Eighty-Four Plates, from Drawings by J. M. W. Turner R.A., W. Collins, R.A., William Westall, R.A., S. Prout, P. Dewint and Others

      London: Nattali, 1849.. 4to. (11.5 x 9.75 inches). pp.viii, 202. Full-page frontis plate and 48 further full-page plates, hors-texte. Numerous engravings laid in. 84 engravings in all, as called for. All engravings with tissue guards. Half morocco gilt, over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Foxing and offsetting to prelims and extrems, with scattered light foxing and offsetting to main textblock and engravings. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No inscriptions. A handsome copy. Very heavy book, requiring much extra postage overseas. First edition.

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