The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1849

        [General title-page]: Reports from committees: eighteen volumes. [no. 16]. Slave trade. Session 18 November 1847 - 5 September 1848.London, 1848. 5 parts in 1 volume. Folio. Red cloth. With: (2) HOUSE OF COMMONS. First [Second] report from the select committee on the slave trade; together with the minutes of evidence, and appendix. [London], 24 May 1849. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With a folding lithographed map. Modern blue half calf, gold-tooled spine.

      P. Hogg, The African slave trade and its suppression 25 (ad 1) and 26 (ad 2). Ad 1: Report of a committee appointed by Great Britain's House of Commons "to consider the best means which Britain can adopt for providing for the final extinction of the slave trade" (p. iii), containing eye-witness accounts and evidence of the violation of existing anti-slavery treaties. It mostly deals with slaves transported from Africa, especially Sierra Leone, to the British West Indies (British Guiana and the Caribbean), Cuba and Brazil, also commenting on the efforts of the Brazilian government to suppress slave trade. The first three parts contain the so-called "minutes of evidence": the interrogation of witnesses, including captains and naval officers, reverends, merchants, former slaves, etc. Each interrogation is included in its entirety: each question by the committee is written out and numbered and followed by the witness's answer. The fourth part narrates the proceedings and resolutions of the committee, the fifth contains an index.Ad 2: Continuation of the report of ad 1, containing further evidence assembled in May and June 1849. It contains more interviews and an extensive appendix, containing a list of treaties for the suppression of the slave trade, lists of suspected and captured slave trade vessels, letters, legal reports and more.Pages numbered in ink (Ad 1: 1-855, ad 2: 705-939), very slightly browned along the margins. Binding of ad 1 with a stain on front board. Overall in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
 1.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
 2.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Die drei ältesten Kunsturkunden der Freimaurerbrüderschaft, mitgetheilt, bearbeitet und in einem Lehrfragstükke urvergeistiget.

      Leipzig, Arnold 1849.. 3. Aufl. 2 Bde. mit je Abteilungen. Mit zus. 3 Kupfertafeln. 2 Bll., 327, 483 S., 1 Bl.; 1 Bl., XVI, 472 S., 1 Bl., XXX, 528 S. Dekorative HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. Wolfstieg 5728; Taute 311: "Das ungemein schätzbare Werk ist noch heute als eine Quelle maurerischer Belehrung zu betrachten". - Bekannte Fälschung des Philosophen Krause, der mit den angeblich aus den 16. Jhdt. stammenden englischen Urkunden die Bedeutung und Tradition der Freimaurerei unterstreichen wollte. Bei seinen Mitbrüdern stieß er allerdings auf völliges Unverständnis, die Hamburger und Berliner Großlogen stuften die "Kunsturkunden" gar als Verräterschrift ein. In Folge wurde Krause aus seiner Dresdner Loge "Zu den 3 Schwerdtern" ausgeschlossen. - Etwas berieben. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Über das Leben und die Schriften des Scheich Abu Zakarija Jahja el-Nawawi. Nach handschriftlichen Quellen. Göttingen, Dieterich Buchhandlung, 1849.

      1849. 8vo. (4), 78 pp. Modern calf. First edition. - The Syrian-born Abu Zakaria Mohiuddin Yahya Ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (1233-77), popularly known as an-Nawawi, was a Sunni Muslim author on Fiqh and hadith; his position on legal matters is considered the authoritative one in the Shafi'i Madhhab. H. F. Wüstenfeld (1808-99), known as a literary historian of Arabic literature, studied theology and oriental languages at Göttingen and Berlin. He taught at Göttingen, becoming a professor there (1842-90). He published many important Arabic texts and valuable works on Arabic history. - From the library of the French scholar Henri Pérès (1890-1983); additional ownerships to title and flyleaf. Some foxing. GAL I, p. 496. Zenker II, 741.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
 4.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Hippodrome de Carrieres-sous-Poissy, Seine et Oise, appartenant a Mr. Vanderbilt W. K. Poissy, Ch[arles] Robin, 1903-1904-1911. Large hand-coloured four-sheet plan (90 x 170 cm as assembled). Drawn in pen and ink, graphite and watercolour on paper mounted on canvas. Framed (105 x 205 cm).

      Large manuscript plan beautifully drawn in ink and watercolour: a unique witness to Vanderbilt's passion and ambitions. A member of one of America's wealthiest and most prominent families, William Kissam Vanderbilt (1849-1920) managed railroads and bred horses. He was one of the founders of The Jockey Club and the owner of a successful racing stable. In 1896 he built the American Horse Exchange at 50th Street (Manhattan). In World War II, the United States liberty ship SS William K. Vanderbilt was named in his honour.The present impressive manuscript plan represents the horse-racing stable and track at the chateau, which Vanderbilt built in 1906, with the help of Henri Guillaume and Pierre Sardou, architects. The hippodrome comprised three oval tracks, the outer of which was 2400 metres, as well as a straight track. A long wall separated the racing areas from the Chateau St. Louis where the Vanderbilts lived, called the Chemin Plat, now known as Avenue Vanderbilt. When World War I started, the racing stables were shut down and eventually sold.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
 5.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        The California and Oregon Trail.

      George P. Putnam, New York 1849 - First edition, second printing of Parkman's classic account of his journey along the Oregon Trail. Octavo, original blindstamped green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Wood-engraved frontispiece and additional illustrated title page. Laid in is an autograph letter, signed, from Parkman to a Miss Ashburne declining an invitation due to a previous obligation. Letter dated Boston, 2 Dec., 1878. In very good condition with light rubbing and wear, contemporary name to the front free endpaper. The California and Oregon Trail is the gripping account of Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. After crossing the Allegheny Mountains by coach and continuing by boat and wagon to Westport, Missouri, he set out with three companions on a horseback journey that would ultimately take him over two thousand miles. His detailed description of the journey, set against the vast majesty of the Great Plains, has emerged through the generations as a classic narrative of one man's exploration of the American Wilderness. "Francis Parkman, one of the giants of Nineteenth Century American historical writing., began his literary career west of the Mississippi. A tour of the Great Plains in 1846 seems hardly a means to regaining health and vigor, but with this goal in mind young Parkman, in fragile health and in danger of losing his eyesight, set out. His daily notes became the material for his first book." (Wagner-Camp). Second printing, done in early April, 1849, just a few weeks on the heels of the first printing in mid-March, with terminal advertisements numbered 1-6, 8, Leavitt, Trow & Co. imprint on copyright, no page reference of frontispiece, and with the spine lettering of the author's name in a serifed typeface. This printing was limited to 500 copies; following the 1000 copies of the first printing. BAL 15446; Cowan p.474; Graff 3201; Howes P97; Wagner-Camp 170:1b. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Lektsii o rabote bolshikh polushary golovnogo mozga [Lectures on the function of the cerebral hemispheres].Moscow, Leningrad, Gosudarstvennoe Izdatelstvo, 1927. 8vo. Original publisher's paper wrappers, letterpress-printed in 2 colours.

      DSB X, pp. 431-435; cf. Heirs of Hippocrates 2130. Series of lectures on the function of the cerebral hemispheres by the eminent scientist and Nobel Prize laureate Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849-1936). Pavlov proposed a new methodology in experimental physiological research. He directed his attention to the "reciprocal influence and activity within the organism, and the relation of the organism to its environment" (DSB). Very slightly browned, but still in very good condition. Wrappers slightly tattered at the edges and with a couple small stains, but also still good. An extensive treatise on the brain, by a seminal figure in 20th-century science.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The California and Oregon Trail.

      New York: George P. Putnam, 1849. First edition, second printing of Parkman's classic account of his journey along the Oregon Trail. Octavo, original blindstamped green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Wood-engraved frontispiece and additional illustrated title page. Laid in is an autograph letter, signed, from Parkman to a Miss Ashburne declining an invitation due to a previous obligation. Letter dated Boston, 2 Dec., 1878. In very good condition with light rubbing and wear, contemporary name to the front free endpaper. The California and Oregon Trail is the gripping account of Francis Parkman's journey west across North America in 1846. After crossing the Allegheny Mountains by coach and continuing by boat and wagon to Westport, Missouri, he set out with three companions on a horseback journey that would ultimately take him over two thousand miles. His detailed description of the journey, set against the vast majesty of the Great Plains, has emerged through the generations as a classic narrative of one man's exploration of the American Wilderness. "Francis Parkman, one of the giants of Nineteenth Century American historical writing..., began his literary career west of the Mississippi. A tour of the Great Plains in 1846 seems hardly a means to regaining health and vigor, but with this goal in mind young Parkman, in fragile health and in danger of losing his eyesight, set out. His daily notes became the material for his first book..." (Wagner-Camp). Second printing, done in early April, 1849, just a few weeks on the heels of the first printing in mid-March, with terminal advertisements numbered 1-6, 8, Leavitt, Trow & Co. imprint on copyright, no page reference of frontispiece, and with the spine lettering of the author's name in a serifed typeface. This printing was limited to 500 copies; following the 1000 copies of the first printing. BAL 15446; Cowan p.474; Graff 3201; Howes P97; Wagner-Camp 170:1b.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Approach to the Fortress of Ibrim, Nubia

      Day & Son, [London 1849 - Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe, with later professional hand-colouring. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. A fine example from David Roberts' monumental works on the Middle East: 'The Holy Land' and 'Egypt & Nubia', considered the greatest lithographically illustrated works issued in the 19th century. Roberts' masterpiece was issued in 41 parts over seven years. It is beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, to whom Roberts paid tribute in glowing terms, `Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone'. Abbey regarded the work as `one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and.the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph'. David Roberts was born at Stockbridge near Edinburgh, and at the early age of 10 apprenticed to Gavin Buego, a house painter. He continued to work for Buego after his apprenticeship had been completed, carrying out work on imitation stone-work and paneling at Scone Palace and Abercairney Abbey. By 1818 Roberts had become assistant scene painter at the Pantheon theatre in Edinburgh, moving on to work in theatres in Glasgow and finally in late 1821 to Drury Lane theatre in London, where he worked with Clarkson Stanfield. Both artists exhibited at the Society of British Artists, Royal Academy and British Institution, and by 1830 Roberts was firmly established as a topographical artist and was able to give up his theatre work. In these early years he toured the continent and Scotland, and in 1832-33 visited Spain. In 1838 he made plans for his journey to the Near East, inspired by a love of artistic adventure; departing in August 1839 for Alexandria, he spent the remaining part of the year in Cairo, visiting the numerous tombs and sites. In February of the following year he set out to cross the desert for the Holy Land by way of Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra arriving in Gaza, and then on to Jerusalem, concluding his tour spending several months visiting the biblical sites of the Holy Land, and finally returning to England at the end of 1839. The drawings of his tour were submitted to F.G. Moon in 1840 who arranged to bring out a work illustrative of Scripture History, paying Roberts £ 3,000. for the copyright of the sketches, and for his labour in supervising Louis Haghe's lithography. Both the exhibition of his original watercolours and the subsequent published work were an immediate success and confirmed his reputation as an architectural and landscape artist of the highest order. Cf. Abbey Travel I, 272 & II, 385; cf. Blackmer 1432; cf. Gay 2216; cf. Ibrahim-Hilmy II,p.176; cf. Lipperheide Ma 27; cf. Röhrict 1984; cf. Tobler p. 229; cf. Tooley 402.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Hippodrome de Carrieres-sous-Poissy, Seine et Oise, appartenant a Mr. Vanderbilt W. K. Poissy, Ch[arles] Robin, 1903-1904-1911. Large hand-coloured four-sheet plan (90 x 170 cm as assembled). Drawn in pen and ink, graphite and watercolour on paper mounted on canvas. Framed (105 x 205 cm).

      Large manuscript plan beautifully drawn in ink and watercolour: a unique witness to Vanderbilt's passion and ambitions. A member of one of America's wealthiest and most prominent families, William Kissam Vanderbilt (1849-1920) managed railroads and bred horses. He was one of the founders of The Jockey Club and the owner of a successful racing stable. In 1896 he built the American Horse Exchange at 50th Street (Manhattan). In World War II, the United States liberty ship SS William K. Vanderbilt was named in his honour.The present impressive manuscript plan represents the horse-racing stable and track at the chateau, which Vanderbilt built in 1906, with the help of Henri Guillaume and Pierre Sardou, architects. The hippodrome comprised three oval tracks, the outer of which was 2400 metres, as well as a straight track. A long wall separated the racing areas from the Chateau St. Louis where the Vanderbilts lived, called the Chemin Plat, now known as Avenue Vanderbilt. When World War I started, the racing stables were shut down and eventually sold.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Long-Tailed Wood-nymph

      1849-61 1849 - Richter after Gould Long-Tailed Wood-nymph An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Hummingbirds', 1849-61. 550 x 385 mm. £395

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Emma

      London: Simms and McIntyre, 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.

      [Bookseller: E C Books]
 12.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        The GOLD MINES Of The GILA. A Sequel to Old Hicks the Guide.

      New York: Dewitt & Davenport, Publishers. 1849. 2 volumes in 1: [8], 134; [4], [135] - 263, [1 (blank)] pp. 12mo. 7-1/2" x 4-7/8" General extremity wear, with chip to cloth at spine base. Book label of one "H. Scofield" to front paste-down. Usual foxing to paper. Withal, a Very Good copy.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books]
 13.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        Visits to the Monasteries in the Levant.

      London: John Murray,, 1849. Octavo. Later 19th-century green half calf, raised bands, compartments lettered or decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Wood-engraved frontispiece, 15 similar plates including one folding plan. From the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Col. S. B. Miles (1838–1914), with printed bookplate noting his widow's bequest of the collection to Bath Public Library in 1920, and associated manuscript shelf-marks and blind-stamps as usual; bookseller's ticket of H. Cleaver, Bath, to front pastedown. Spine faded, free endpapers and binder's blanks browned, small ink-spot to fore edge, contents toned. A very good copy. First edition, publisher's presentation copy, "With the publisher's compliments" inscribed on the title page. "In 1833 [Curzon] began those travels which have made his name renowned. Setting out with his close friend Walter Sneyd, Curzon travelled through Europe before visiting, with George Joseph Palmer, Egypt and the Holy Land in 1833–4, on a tour of research among the monastery libraries, gathering many valuable manuscripts. He returned to England in 1834, before setting out on a second tour in 1837–8, when he visited Mount Athos and bought five manuscripts from several monasteries there, before making further purchases in Egypt. His experiences are recorded in his Visit to the Monasteries in the Levant (1849). It immediately gained popularity, running to six editions by 1881" (ODNB). "A valuable and entertaining account … The plates … are after drawings by Preziosi in the so-called Curzon Album commissioned by Curzon while he was resident in Turkey" (Atabey).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The War with Mexico.

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1849. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, covers and spines elaborately blocked in blind, publisher's vignette to covers in blind, yellow endpapers. With 14 maps. Spines and board edges faded, rubbing to extremities, light foxing to text, a few gatherings clumsily opened, abrasion to vol. 1 front free endpaper verso; a very good set. First edition of this extensive history of the Mexican-American War in which Ripley served; he was brevetted captain for gallantry at the battle of Cerro Gordo and major "meritorious conduct" at the battle of Chapultepec. Ripley took military leave from 1848 to 1849 to complete this work, "considered by some the best of the early histories".

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The War with Mexico. In two volumes.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spines gilt, covers and spines elaborately blocked in blind, publisher's vignette to covers in blind, yellow endpapers. Spines and board edges faded, rubbing to extremities, light foxing to text, a few gatherings clumsily opened, abrasion to vol. 1 front free endpaper verso; a very good set. With 14 maps. First edition of this extensive history of the Mexican-American War in which Ripley served; he was brevetted captain for gallantry at the battle of Cerro Gordo and major "meritorious conduct" at the battle of Chapultepec. Ripley took military leave from 1848 to 1849 to complete this work, "considered by some the best of the early histories". Tutorow 3232; Sabin 71530. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 16.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE HISTORY OF SAMUEL TITMARSH AND THE GREAT HOGGARTY DIAMOND

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1849 - First edition. Small 8vo. xi, (i), 189p. (ii, ads). Illustrated by the author with frontispiece, title, and eight inserted plates. Bound by Zaehnsdorf with their special stamp on the rear doblure. Covers of full brown crushed morocco with silk doblures and flyleaves, a.e.g., the spine in six panels densely gilt, the covers with a series of ruled borders with fancy cornerpieces and dentelles. Original blue-printed white wrappers bound in. Quite fine but for a minor bump to the lower front corner (the wrappers rather oxidized) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: First Folio A.B.A.A.]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Le manuel de Xéfolius.

      IV, 331 S. HLdr. des 19. Jhdts. Caillet 11551. - Exlibris Robert Graf Lichnowsky und Werdenberg (1849), Domherr zu Olmütz, Titel mit seinem Stempel. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Titelblatt am Falz gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
 18.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        [THADDEUS STEVENS] Constitution of the United States of America, as Proposed by the Convention Held at Philadelphia, September 17, 1787, and Since Ratified by the Several States; With the Amendments Thereto: to which are Added Standing Rules and Orders for Conducting Business in the House of Representatives of the United States. Printed for the Use of the House of Representatives

      Washington DC: William M. Belt, 1849. First Edition thus. Hardcover. Good. Octavo, 91pp., plus numerous blank leaves meant for note-taking. Good only in the publisher's black calf with gilt borders, with wear and loss at the spine ends, dampstaining and some mild foxing to some leaves. Still, an entirely unrestored, intact copy with striking bright gilt on the front board. Thaddeus Stevens' own copy of the constitution and rules of order for the House of Representatives, issued to him in the year of his inauguration as a congressman from Pennsylvania in 1849. Stevens, who would later become known as perhaps the leading Radical Republican abolitionist in the House of Representatives up to and during the Civil War, was first elected to congress in 1848 as a Whig, taking his seat in 1849. He proved to be so radical after two terms that he did not seek re-election from 1852-1858. After being re-elected in 1858 as a Republican, Stevens would be perhaps the leading congressional supporter of the cause of abolition, and some historians have argued that Stevens was one of the main drivers who ultimately steered an initially hesitant President Lincoln towards emancipation as an unimpeachable goal of the Civil War. Stevens had a close relationship with his African-American live-in housekeeper, Lydia Hamilton Smith, and some scholars believe that their relationship was romantic, although this is still unproven. While one wishes to see even just a few scribbled notes from the forward-thinking congressman on the blank leaves in this volume, it is unfortunately unmarked. Still, this pocket-sized copy of the constitution no doubt traveled with Stevens as he made his mark and took his proud stances in the US congress from 1849-1853 as a freshman, and one can even imagine him lifting it in the air during a rousing speech in Congress, chastising the slaveholding planter class and their northern sympathizers for the Fugitive Slave Act and the Compomise of 1850, which he believed were not just immoral, but would inevitably lead to war.

      [Bookseller: Cleveland Book Company]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Dictionnaire universel d'histoire naturelle servant de complément aux oeuvres de Buffon, de G. Cuvier, aux encyclopédies, aux anciens dictionnaires scientifiques et resument les traités spéciaux sur les diverses branches des sciences naturelles, etc.

      - Paris, Charles d'Orbigny, 1849. 16 parts in 16 (13 text volumes, three plate atlases). Large 8vo (23.5 x 15.2 cm). With 288 tissue-guarded, mostly hand-coloured and chromolithographed engraved plates, after Travies and others. A few plates are tinted, or plain, as intended. Uniform contemporary green quarter calf over green pebbled boards. Spines with gilt lines, ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers. All edges speckled.l The first edition of the largest and best natural history encyclopaedia of the mid-19th century, with many thousands of pages, published over an eight- year's period. The list of participating scientists is impressive. We find names such as Arago, Audouin, Becquerel, Brongniart, Deshayes, Desmarest, Alcide d'Orbigny (the author's elder brother), Élie de Beaumont, Geoffroy St-Hilaire, Humboldt, Lucas, Milne Edwards, Moquin-Tandon, Quatrefages, Valenciennes, Van Beneden and many others. The fantastic engraved plates are nearly all very beautifully hand-coloured and show great detail. Birds, reptiles, fish, butterflies, beetles and shells are well-represented. A few plates are only tinted: in particular those dealing with fossils, and one plate (on whales) is plain, as intended. The list of illustrators is as impressive as the list of authors, including Travies (mainly birds), Blanchard (insects), Delarue (insects), Maubert (botany), Oudart (mammals, reptiles, fish), Prêtre (molluscs), Vaillant, Werner, and others. Boards rather rubbed. Text and nearly all plates clean, only two plates a bit age-toned and less than five with a few marginal spots. Internally a very good, unmarked copy indeed. Horn-Schenkling, 16577; Nissen ZBI, 4617. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
 20.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        L´UNIVERS HISTORIE ET DESCRIPTION DE TOUS LES PEUPLES BRESIL, COLOMBIE ET GUYANDES HISTORIE DE ANTILLES Et des Colonies Franqaise, Espagnoles, Anglaise, Daoises et Suedoises SUITE DES ÉTATS - UNIS POSSESSIONS AGLAISES DANS L´AMÉRIQUE DU NORD LES CALIFORNIES

      Inbunden bok. FIRMIN DIDOT FRÉRES, EDITEURS. 1 1 uppl. 1849. 376 106 s. Inbunden. Gott skick. Betalas mot faktura. Fransk text. Två charmiga verk om nord och sydamerika, plus västindien filtrerat genom franska ögon sett på 1840-talet. Sannolikt är dessa ex extremt ovanliga. I alla fall är de helt ogooglbara vilket är en säker indikation på att vi är den e n d e säljaren i cyberuniversum av dessa pärlor. Troligen är fallet likaledes i köttrymden.

      [Bookseller: Antikt & Västerbok Antikvariat]
 21.   Check availability:     Bokbörsen     Link/Print  


        COMMUNICATION FROM CHIEF JUSTICE RUFFIN IN REPLY TO A RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE.

      [Raleigh, N.C.: 1849 - 8pp. Disbound, caption title, lightly worn and foxed. Good+. Dated in type, "Raleigh, January 18th, 1849." Clipped signature at blank top margin. A rare pamphlet, in which Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin responds promptly to a Senate Resolution dated January 17, 1849. The Senate inquired whether representatives of a Trust are qualified "to vote for members of the Senate, under the Constitution of this State." The Constitution empowered "all freemen (except free negroes, &c)" to vote if they are "possessed of a freehold.of fifty acres of land." The question for Ruffin and his colleagues on the Court was whether an officer of a Trust could qualify as a "freeman" and whether that officer owned a "freehold." They answer the question with a firm negative, explaining that granting the suffrage to such persons would be inconsistent with the Constitution's purpose. Ruffin, a Princeton graduate, was North Carolina's Chief Justice from 1833-1852. "Ranked by Harvard Law School Dean Roscoe Pound as one of the ten greatest jurists in American history, Ruffin singlehandedly transformed the common law of North Carolina into an instrument of economic change" [Wikipedia]. OCLC 33142941 [2- Duke, UNC] [as of October 2016]. Not in Cohen, Harv. Law Cat., Marke, Marvin, Eberstadt.

      [Bookseller: David M. Lesser, ABAA]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Festliche Prozession welche alljährlich am Tage nach Christi Himmelfahrt mit dem heiligen Blut Jesu Christi um die Fluren von Altdorf Weingarten gehalten wird' :

      Ravensburg, J. Bayer, [1849]. - Lithographie von Joseph Bayer, Bildformat 28 x 42 cm, schwach braunfleckig, schönes dekoratives Blatt, [Heinz, Der Lithograph Joseph Bayer; mit Abb. S. 59.- Schefold, Württemberg; 10926],

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Stiftskirche]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Titelblatt für ein Prunk-Album. Aquarell, Gouache und Feder auf Pergament.

      Rechts unten in Gold signiert. 38,6 x 31 cm. Feinzeichnendes und farbenprächtiges Titelblatt eines Erinnerungsalbums mit teils goldfarbenen Ornamenten. Die mittig dargestellte Erleuchtungsszene eines Jünglings und alten Mannes mit Fackel wird von einem Band aus floralen Ornamenten und allegorischen Figuren umrahmt. Kretschmer war Schüler K.W. Kolbes an der Berliner Akademie und ging 1849 als Zeichner der Illustrierten Zeitung nach Leipzig. Er lieferte Zeichnungen für u.a. Brehms "Tierleben" und begleitete 1862 als Zeichner die Reise Herzogs Ernst von Sachsen-Coburg nach Ägypten. - Oppulente Darstellung von farbfrischer Erhaltung. Ränder mit winzigen Stockfleckchen.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
 24.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        Neues Struwwelpeterbuch in vierundzwanzig hübschen Bildern und drolligen Geschichten zur Unterhaltung und Warnung für kleine Kinder.

      Wesel, Bagel (1849). - Titel 24 einseitig bedruckte Bll. mit kolor. Illustrationen. Bedruckter Orig.-Pappband. 16,5 x 11 cm. Rühle 264. - Nicht im KVK. - Sehr seltene und frühe Struwwelpetriade. - Rücken etwas lädiert, Block gelockert. Vorderdeckel mit kleiner Markierung in Tinte. Ein Blatt mit ca. 1/3 Verlust oben, die Illustration fehl fast vollständig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
 25.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Auf dem Karlsplatze. Nie gehörtes! Noch nie gesehenes! Die weltberühmte Mundkünstlerin. Alle bis jetzt gesehenen merkwürdigen Naturwunder werden übertroffen durch die einzig in der Welt dastehende Mundkünstlerin welche die Ehre haben wird, ihre Produktion das erste Mal in München zu zeigen.

      Anschlagzettel mit kl. Holzschnitt, die "Mundkünstlerin" darstellend. Blattgr: 42 x 15,5 cm. Die namentlich nicht genannte, angeblich 25jährige Frau war ohne Arme und Beine geboren, konnte aber mit dem Mund erstaunlich präzise "Hand"arbeiten wie Nähen, Sticken, Häkeln, Perlarbeiten ausführen und "sogar die schwierigsten Muster mit der Scheere im Munde ausschneiden, die feinste Nadel einfädeln und den Knopf mit der Zunge machen". - Es muss sich bei der "Mundkünstlerin" um Gottliebe Bennona Schröder (1849-1918) handeln, auch wenn die Altersangabe auf dem Zettel vom tatsächlichen Alter abweicht. Von 1866 bis 1890er Jahre zog Gottliebe mit einem Schausteller, der sie in ihrem thüringischen Geburtsort Irchwitz entdeckt hatte, über die verschiedensten Jahrmärkte und Messen in Deutschland, Österreich, Belgien, Holland, Frankreich und der Schweiz.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
 26.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        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. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Frankfurter Nationalversammlung / Paulskirche / Reichsverfassung / Märzrevolution / Donnersberg

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Basler Tor]
 27.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        Sensuit le traicte des eaues artificielles, les vertus et proprietez dicelles.(Colophon: Paris, [Alain Lotrian, ca. 1521/26]). Small 8vo (13.5 x 9 cm). With a woodcut on the title-page (repeated on the last page) showing a garden. Red goatskin morocco (ca. 1880?) by René-Victor Chambolle, gold-tooled turn-ins, gilt edges.

      - Brunet, suppl. II, col. 791; FairMur (F) 141 (this copy); cf. French vernacular books 18035, 18036, 18038 (similar Lotrian eds.). Only known copy of an early 16th-century edition, in the original French, of an extremely rare collection of pharmaceutical recipes for medicinal waters, information on the medicinal uses of herbs and instructions for the practice of phlebotomy. The text is a compilation from various sources and can be divided into three sections. The text of the whole has been dated to the mid 14th-century. Like most vernacular medical works it was intended for practical use among the common people rather than for scholars, hence its great rarity today.From the collection of the artist, connoisseur and book collector Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919) and probably bound for him. Book and binding in very good condition, with only a tiny bit of some substance (a medicinal preparation?) stuck to the surface of 1 page (B2v), obscuring a couple letters. The only known copy of what may be the earliest Lotrian edition of recipes for medicinal waters.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
 28.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Eigh. Brief mit Unterschrift ("M. Faraday").

      (London) Royal Institution 19 6 1849 - 1 1/2 Seiten auf Doppelblatt, kl-8. - Dankschreiben an den Universalgelehrten und Volksbildner Thomas Twining III (1806-1895). "My dear Sir / I am ashamed that I have not acknowledged your kindness before but the occupation caused by many little matters at this time of the year & the manner in which through an infirm memory they push each other out of my mind must be my excuse. The flowers which you have been so kind as to send us are very pleasant & very acceptable & the kindness of the act far more acceptable. My wife joins with me in offering sincerest thanks to you for them. ." - Minimal fleckig. Faraday, der 1831 die elektromagnetische Induktion entdeckt hatte, versuchte ab März 1849 einen Zusammenhang zwischen Gravitation und Elektrizität nachzuweisen. Der durch zwei Unfälle seh- und gehbehinderte Thomas Twining, ein Nachkomme des gleichnamigen Kaufmanns und Teeproduzenten, dürfte den um 1845 ebenfalls mit Problemen in den Beinen belasteten Faraday mit einem Rollstuhl versorgt haben; später gründete er in Twickenham ein Museum of Domestic and Sanitary Economy. Auch Faradays um 9 Jahre jüngere Frau Sarah verbrachte den Großteil ihres Lebens im Rollstuhl.

      [Bookseller: Wiener Antiquariat Ingo Nebehay GmbH]
 29.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        British Wild Flowers

      London: James Nelson , 1849. Book measures 12 x 9 3/4 inches. Collation, xvi,311pp, 60 full page hand coloured plates. Bound in original publishers half calf, calf corners, cloth boards, raised bands, gilt tooling. At some time the binding has had some restoration work, bottom board has some light stain marking, some other minor wear. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice copy, in a good solid attractive binding. . Third Edition. Half Calf. Very Good. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Clement Lorimer [or the Book with the Iron Clasps]

      D. Bogue, 1849 First edition, published by D. Bogue. The first book edition. 12 etched plates by Cruikshank, variant binding - green cloth stamped in gilt and blind, inner joints weak, a little spotted. Rare

      [Bookseller: John Atkinson Books]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Über das Leben und die Schriften des Scheich Abu Zakarija Jahja el-Nawawi. Nach handschriftlichen Quellen.

      Göttingen, Dieterich Buchhandlung, 1849. - 8vo. (4), 78 pp. Modern calf. First edition. - The Syrian-born Abu Zakaria Mohiuddin Yahya Ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (1233-77), popularly known as an-Nawawi, was a Sunni Muslim author on Fiqh and hadith; his position on legal matters is considered the authoritative one in the Shafi'i Madhhab. H. F. Wüstenfeld (1808-99), known as a literary historian of Arabic literature, studied theology and oriental languages at Göttingen and Berlin. He taught at Göttingen, becoming a professor there (1842-90). He published many important Arabic texts and valuable works on Arabic history. - From the library of the French scholar Henri Pérès (1890-1983); additional ownerships to title and flyleaf. Some foxing. GAL I, p. 496. Zenker II, 741. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 32.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Virginian Opossum [Plate 66]

      J.T. Bowen, Philadelphia - Octavo quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 10" x 6.5" From J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America", published 1849-54. Minor foxing. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American naturalist, painter and ornithologist known for his extensive field work studying birds and then painting them. By the late 1830's, he was planning a new book on the viviparous quadrupeds of North America. Audubon was assisted by many family members in this enterprise including his two sons. Please visit our gallery for more Audubon prints.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        PLANO DE MADRID.

      - Entelado. Bien conservado en una carterita en tela actual con tejuelo original pegado sobre la cubierta. 111x84. Madrid, 1849. LIBROS ANTIGUOS Catálogo ciento dos

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Galgo]
 34.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales:

      London: John Russell Smith,, 1849. a sequel to the Nursery Rhymes of England. Duodecimo in 6s. Original red sand-grain cloth, gilt lettered spine, blind ornamental panels on sides, all edges gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers. Lightly rubbed and soiled, corners bumped (lower corners rubbed through), head and tail of the spine chipped, a couple of underlinings and a manuscript footnote at p. 102 yet overall a very good copy, clean and sound. First edition of this important little work; scarce in commerce. James Orchard Halliwell (later Halliwell-Philipps, 1820-1889), antiquary and literary scholar, co-founder of both the Percy and Shakespeare Societies, is one of the most significant figures in the codification of English nursery rhymes. Popular Rhymes was a sequel to his groundbreaking Nursery Rhymes of England (1842), both of which "would remain standard works on the subject for half a century" (E. David Gregory, Victorian Songhunters: The Recovery and Edition of English Vernacular Ballads and Folk Lyrics, 1820-1883, 2006, p. 116). Most familiar to modern readers are Halliwell's versions of Tom Thumb and Chicken Licken, and his important transcription from chapbook sources of Jack the Giant-Killer (see Thomas Green, Arthuriana: Early Arthurian Tradition and the Origins of Legend, 2009, p. 148); these are gathered together in the chapter entitled "Fireside Stories". "Much more than a collection, the Popular Rhymes offered historical and comparative analysis of its verses and tales. It amplified the scope of the earlier rhyme-book with a section of nineteen folktales, obtained both from oral sources and from chapbooks. The chapter rubrics were now much tighter and more definitive: Nursery Antiquities, Fireside Nursery Stories, Game-Rhymes, Alphabet-Rhymes, Riddle-Rhymes, Nature-Songs, Proverb-Rhymes, Places and Families, Superstition Rhymes, Custom-Rhymes, and Nursery-Songs. Halliwell conceded his debt to Robert Chalmers's 'elegant work,' The Popular Rhymes of Scotland (1826), but also stressed the differences in content. Together the two 'vernacular anthologies' contained nearly all that was worth preserving of 'the natural literature of Great Britain'" (Richard M. Dorson, History of British Folklore, 2000, volume I, p. 68).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Treatise on the Law of Carriers of Goods and Passengers, First Ed.

      1849. Boston, 1849. 1st ed. The First American Treatise to Discuss Railroads Angell, Joseph K. [1794-1857]. A Treatise on the Law of Carriers of Goods and Passengers, by Land and Water. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1849. xxiv, 647, lxxxix, [763]-791 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing to boards and extremities, somewhat heavier rubbing to spine. Light toning to text, light foxing in some places, two early owner signatures to head of title page, another faint signature to head of spine. A well-preserved copy. $750. * First edition. Angell on Carriers was highly esteemed in its day. It went through three editions, the last one in 1857. It is notable as the first American treatise to discuss railroads. It was also one of the first treatises to discuss steamboats. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 10942.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
 36.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        A Century of Orchidaceous Plants selected from Curtis's Botanical Magazine.

      London: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve,, 1849. Consisting of those most worthy of cultivation, systematically arranged, and illustrated with coloured figures and dissections chiefly executed by Mr. Fitch. Accompanied by an introduction on the culture and general management of orchidaceous plants, and with copious remarks on the treatment of each species. Quarto (300 x 233 mm). Contemporary russet-coloured pebble-grain morocco sometime neatly rebacked with the original richly gilt spine laid down, two-line gilt border on sides, all edges gilt, gilt roll tool turn-ins, marbled endpapers. 100 fine hand-coloured lithograph plates (with tissue guards) by Walter Hood Fitch. Light abrasions to front cover. An excellent copy. First edition, from the Knowsley library of the Earl of Derby, with his armorial bookplate and inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper: "Back Library, Knowsley, West Bookcase B / Shelf 2 No. 450"; also inscribed at the head of the half-title "from Boone April 15th 1849" (just shaved by the binder) - which is almost certainly a reference to the London bookseller/publisher T. & W. Boone. Edward Smith Stanley, thirteenth earl of Derby (1775–1851), politician and naturalist, became "one of the figureheads of the science of zoological classification, particularly the taxonomy of birds. He was president of the Linnean Society of London from 1828 to 1834, and president of the Zoological Society of London for twenty years from 1831 until his death. He not only encouraged the reading of accounts of new species by chairing meetings of the two societies, but contributed many scientific papers himself to the proceedings of the Zoological Society and donated many specimens to its collections... The Knowsley Museum is estimated to have included 20,000 mammals, birds, and lower vertebrates; some invertebrates, such as specimens of molluscs, are known to have been donated to the British Museum before Derby's death" (ODNB). The illustrations here are by Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892), described by Hooker's son, Sir Joseph Hooker, as an "incomparable botanical artist" (cited in Wilfrid Blunt, The Art of Botanical Illustration, 1950, p. 224). "Fitch remains the most outstanding botanical artist of his day in Europe. He was the first draughtsman to produce really satisfactory drawings from dried herbarium specimens, and for this alone botanists in England would remain forever in his debt. He was always his own lithographer, and became a skilled exponent of the art" (ibid.). The plates are bright and fresh in this copy, which has a very appealing provenance.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Recopilación y comentarios de los fueros y leyes del antiguo reino de Navarra Que han quedado vigentes después de la modificación hecha por la ley paccionada de 16 de agosto de 1841.

      1848-1849. . - Estbl. Literario-Tipográfico de D. Saavedra y Compañía. Madrid. . 2 Vol. . Vol.I(Port. + 2H + 552 pp.) Vol.II (392 pp.). Folio. Media Piel. Derecho (Foral), Siglo XIX , Vasco-Navarro (Navarra) . Buena edición del siglo XIX de esta recopilación y comentarios de los fueros y leyes, del antiguo reino de Navarra que quedaron vigentes después de la modificación de 1841. Encuadernados en media piel con dorados y nervios en lomera. Buen estado. .

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Astarloa]
 38.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Sensuit le traicte des eaues artificielles, les vertus et proprietez dicelles.(Colophon: Paris, [Alain Lotrian, ca. 1521/26]). Small 8vo (13.5 x 9 cm). With a woodcut on the title-page (repeated on the last page) showing a garden. Red goatskin morocco (ca. 1880?) by René-Victor Chambolle, gold-tooled turn-ins, gilt edges.

      Brunet, suppl. II, col. 791; FairMur (F) 141 (this copy); cf. French vernacular books 18035, 18036, 18038 (similar Lotrian eds.). Only known copy of an early 16th-century edition, in the original French, of an extremely rare collection of pharmaceutical recipes for medicinal waters, information on the medicinal uses of herbs and instructions for the practice of phlebotomy. The text is a compilation from various sources and can be divided into three sections. The text of the whole has been dated to the mid 14th-century. Like most vernacular medical works it was intended for practical use among the common people rather than for scholars, hence its great rarity today.From the collection of the artist, connoisseur and book collector Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919) and probably bound for him. Book and binding in very good condition, with only a tiny bit of some substance (a medicinal preparation?) stuck to the surface of 1 page (B2v), obscuring a couple letters. The only known copy of what may be the earliest Lotrian edition of recipes for medicinal waters.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
 39.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        History of Spanish Literature

      New York: Harper Brothers, 1849. First edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Original blind-stamped brown cloth with spines lettered in gold. Small nicks to heads, glossy yellows endpapers discolored from glue, slight wear to corners, otherwise a fine, bright immaculate copy, and quite unusual thus. First edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Beautiful in Cloth.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 40.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.