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        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.]
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        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]
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        [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.

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        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]
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        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.

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        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.

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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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.

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        Mardi: and a Voyage Thither.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 82 Cliff Street, 1849. - 2 vols. 8vo, original green cloth. Vol. 1: 365 pp.; Vol. 2: 387, [1 blank] pp., 8 pp. of ads. First American edition of Melville's third book. His first two books, Typee and Omoo, were a blend of fact and fiction, inspired by his experiences as a sailor in the South Seas. Mardi, on the other hand, marks Melville's first wholesale excursion into fiction, following the protagonist, Taji, as he travels through mythical South Sea archipelagoes in search of transcendental beauty in the form of his lost love, Yillah. An experimental novel combining metaphysics, allegory, and a satire of modern nations, literature, religion, etc., it was poorly received by critics and general readers alike. Today it is seen as an important transitional work leading to the mature style found in his masterpiece, Moby Dick. REFERENCES: BAL 13658. PROVENANCE: With the ownership inscription of Frederick Halstead Teese (1823-1894), a New Jersey attorney and politician who served one term in the U. S. House of Representatives (1875-1877).CONDITION: Good, minimal rubbing, spines faded, small breaks at head and foot of spine on each volume, closed and scarcely noticeable 1.5' split in gutter along back cover of vol. 1, areas of discoloration to endpapers and the usual occasional foxing, which is more pronounced on the first and last few leaves of each volume; early ownership inscription in ink on endpapers of 'F. H. Teese.' [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Arsenault & Company, ABAA]
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        Ein Wort des Rechts für alle Reichsverfassungs-Kämpfer, an die deutschen Geschwornen.

      Frankfurt a. M., Literarische Anstalt, 1849. 72 S. + weitere Seiten. 8°, priv. neuzeitl. Halbleinen m. marm. Deckelbezug Angebunden an die Rede \"Ein Wort des Rechts\" ist \'Dritter Bericht der demokratischen Partei der deutschen constituirenden Nationalversammlung vom 26. September 1848 (S.32 bis 46), sowie: Ludwig Simon, Rede über Bildung einer provisorischen Centralgewalt in Deutschland, gehalten in der 19. Sitzung der deutschen constituirenden Nationalversammlung zu Frankfurt a. M. den 20. Juni 1848 (15 Seiten), weiter angebunden das Flugblatt \"Volks-Programm\", April 1848, die Schrift \"Entstehung und Unterschied der beiden Wahl-Programme in Trier\", Ludwig Simon April 1848, sowie weitere Reden gehalten in der Sitzung der deutschen Nationalversammlung von Ludwig Simon (3) und Franz Raveaux von Köln. - Zustand: Titelseite gestempelt u. mit Bibliotheksvermerken. Seiten teilweise gebräunt oder braunfleckig. Stellenweise dünne Anstreichungen u. Bemerkungen von alter Hand. Vereinzelt schwache Wasserränder. Die angebundenen Schriften z. T. eng beschnitten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Frankfurter Nationalversammlung / Paulskirche / Reichsverfassung / Märzrevolution / Donnersberg

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        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.

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        Venise. Vue prise au dessus de Santa Maria dei Frari

      A. Hauser, Paris 1849 - Ottimo esemplare. Una delle più belle e ricercate vedute ottocentesche della città di Venezia che ha l unicità di essere frutto di rilevazioni effettuate da un pallone aerostatico. Litografia tinta originale (cm. 44x36 più ampi margini).

      [Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAI-ILAB/LILA member]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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]
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        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.

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        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

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        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).

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        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.

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        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.

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        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. .

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        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.

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        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.

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        Vospominaniya. Detstvo Tsarstvovaniya Aleksandra II i Aleksandra III (1849-1894).

      Tsarstvovanie Nikolaya II. volume I and volume 2 of 3. Without volume II, 1 Oktav. XII, 441 Pages, 3 nn. pages XII, 570 pp. Original half cloth bound. The paper is browned otherwise fine. Abouth the memoirs of Count Witte (1849-1915), born in Caucas. Vitte lived in the time of Alexander II and Alexander III and was an eye witness of many eminent historic events happened in Russia at that time. Sergej Witte was an economic, minister and prime minister in Imperial Russia. With several detailed and interesting stories about Wittes life, work and observations he had made about Alexander II and III.Vitte (1849-1915) The English translation was first published in New York in 1921, the French, German and Russian editions followed later. ref. Sidney Harcave. The memoirs of count Witte.

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

      London: Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1849 - 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. Light abrasions to front cover. An excellent copy. 100 fine hand-coloured lithograph plates (with tissue guards) by Walter Hood Fitch. 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. Nissen 918 (erroneously dating the first edition to 1846); not in Plesch or Pritzel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Harmonies poétiques et religieuses avec commentaires et poésies diverses

      Later edition. Half black shagreen over vellum-effect paper boards (slightly rubbed), spine in five compartments with blindstamped fillets, slight insignificant rubbing to joints, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, ex libris to one endpaper. Rare autograph inscription signed by Alphonse de Lamartine.Scattered foxing. Furne & Cie Paris 1849 11x18cm relié

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        3 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      O. O. u. D., bzw. 14. III. 1849. - Zusammen (1+1+1 =) 3 SS. auf 5 Bll. Jeweils mit eh. Adresse. An Frau von Planitz mit einer Einladung, mit ihrem Gemahl "den Thee bei mir zu nehmen" ("Donnerstag früh"), und mit Dank für "Ihre freundliche Einladung für den heutigen Abend" (o. D.). "Wie gütig ist es, geehrte Frau von Planitz, daß Sie Sich [!] an eine solche Klausnerin wie ich es bin, erinnert haben! Mein Katarrh ist aber in Folge des rauhen Wetters so heftig [ge]worden, daß ich schon seit vier Tagen das Zimmer nicht verlasse [.]" (14. III. 1849).

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        ESPOSIZIONE DELLA LEGISLAZIONE E GIURISPRUDENZA DU LA SPROPRIAZIONE FORZATA EZIANDO PER CAUSA DI PUBBLICA UTILITA'

      STAMPERIA MOSCA, NAPOLI 1849 - ITALIANO Volume unico, pagine con lieve fioritura e con traccia di umidità ai bordi ed angolo interno inferiore del volume, coperta rigida con piatti leggermente usurati, usurati anche gli angoli, dorso in pelle marrone con titoli d'oro al dorso, con piccole abrasioni ed alcuni fori di tarlo

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        ROME MDCCCXLIX’. Panorama of Rome, from the heights. Wood-engraving issued as a supplement with the Illustrated London News. Drawn by

      William Little 1849 - 35 x 97 cm. Very good condition. Uncoloured.

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        Cultura e Preparacao do Tabaco na Virginia

      Da Epoca, Lisboa 1849 - First edition. Text in Portuguese. Unprinted blue wrappers. 20pp. Folding plate showing a tobacco preparation building. An old historical society stamp on the front wrap, light edgewear, slight foxing, else near fine. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        TYROL GEOLOGICAL MAP: GEOGNOSTISCHE KARTE TIROLS AUFGENOMMEN UND HERAUSGEGEBEN AUF KOSTEN DES GEOGNOST[ISCHEN]: MONTANIST[ISCHEN]: VEREINS VON TIROL U: VORARLBERG. 1849.

      Munich: Sebastian Minsinger, [but actually printed 1851]. 1849 - Lithograph, Complete: 10 Sheets printed on 9 pieces of paper (2 plates printed on a single sheet, being half the size of the other 8 sheets), un-joined and uncut with wide blank margins (Very Good, strong printing quality on lovely untrimmed sheets with wide blank margins, overall clean, just some light toning to outer blank margins and a few very small tears in blank margins, since closed, with some small loss to upper left corner of blank margin of Sheet I), each piece of paper (full-sized sheet): 95.5 x 66 cm (37.5 x 26 inches), if joined, maximum irregular dimensions: 210 x 225 cm (82.5 x 88.5 inches). Rare – a monumental wall map that represents the first scientific geological map of Tyrol, as well as an advanced economic and mineralogical map, being one of the most impressive works of thematic cartography of its era. This colossal map is one of the most impressive thematic maps of its era, not only being the first scientific geological survey of Tyrol, but also being an advanced economic and mineralogical map of the region. Tyrol is a historic duchy that until the end of World War I was a part of the Hapsburg Empire, but since that time has been divided between Austria an Italy. Lying entirely within the Alps, Tyrol was an affluent region, due to mining and its place along major north-south trade routes. Yet, its radical mountain topography, also ensured that Tyrol was exceptionally challenging to survey, making the present map all the more impressive. The present map was based on surveys privately sponsored by the Geognostisch-Montanistischen Verein von Tirol und Vorarlberg [Geognostic-Mountaineering Association of Tyrol & Vorarlberg], founded in 1836, which was the world’s third-oldest geological society. Its initiative came some years before there was any organized state funding for geological surveys in the Hapsburg Empire. The map is built upon the template of a highly advanced trigonometric survey conducted by the Austrian Military in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, here capturing the great complexity of the Alpine peaks and valleys through high quality lithography. The present map is done to the large scale of 1: 112,500. Sheet VIII (lower right of joined map) features the ‘Erklärung der Faben’ [Legend of Characters] that explains the symbols and types of shading used to identify 36 rock types and stratigraphic zones, such that while this particular example of the map is uncoloured, the geological information is still comprehensible. The level of sophistication of the geological information, especially considering the rugged and complex nature of Tyrol’s topography, is exceptionally advanced for the time. Also on Sheet VIII is the ‘Erklärung der Zeichen’ [Legend of Symbols], which details the various symbols used to identify cities, market towns, villages, castles, rural abbeys, as well as post roads, local roads and bridges. Also noted are ‘Trigonometriche Punkte’, being the trigonometric points used by the Austrian military surveyors as they made the underlying topographical survey. Making the work an advanced mineralogical map, it labels the locations of dozens of different types of mineral deposits. Also being a sophisticated economic map, it labels the locations of mines (gold, copper iron, etc.), as well as foundries, sawmills, chemical works and spas. Sheets IV & VII feature charts which detail the types of earth and mineral encountered in 1847 by workers of the ‘Bergbaue Tirols’, being the dozens of named mine works. The present example of the map is somewhat unusual, being in the form of untrimmed, un-joined sheets, in the manner in which they would have appeared immediately after being lithographed at the printing shop in Munich. It is also uncoloured, and it appears from surviving examples that the map was sold both uncoloured and coloured. Some later examples were also issued coloured, in a titled portfolio, with three additional profile views; however, this was not the case with all issues. The prese

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        Dancing Girls at Cairo

      London: F. G. Moon, lithographed by Louis Haghe, 1849. unframed. Excellent condition, conservatorially cleaned. Original colours, no modern additional colouring. Half folio (approximately 10 x 14 inches exclusive of margins). Original tinted lithograph .

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        Nouveau manuel complet du facteur d'orgues. Atlas. ORIGINAL EDITION 1849! RARE!

      Paris: Librairie Encyclopedique de Roret, 1849 - 42 plates We offer the very rare atlas of the 4 vol. book "Nouveau manuel complet du facteur d'orgues", containing 42 plates with detailed illustrations of organ building. Considering its age still a GOOD to ACCEPTABLE condition. Half leather bound book cover, slightly rubbed and bumped. Binding slightly damaged, no loose pages. Front margins ink-stained, illustrations a little affected. atx Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 530 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouveau manuel complet du facteur d\'orgues. Atlas. ORIGINAL EDITION 1849! RARE!

      Paris: Librairie Encyclopedique de Roret, 1849. 42 plates Hardcover We offer the very rare atlas of the 4 vol. book \"Nouveau manuel complet du facteur d\'orgues\", containing 42 plates with detailed illustrations of organ building. Considering its age still a GOOD to ACCEPTABLE condition. Half leather bound book cover, slightly rubbed and bumped. Binding slightly damaged, no loose pages. Front margins ink-stained, illustrations a little affected. atx Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        HISTOIRE DE L'HORLOGERIE, DEPUIS SON ORIGINE JUSQU'A NOS JOURS. PRECEDEE DE RECHERCHES SUR LA MESURE DU TEMPS DANS L'ANTIQUITE ET SUIVIE DE LA BIOGRAPHIE DES HORLOGERS LES PLUS CELEBRES DE L'EUROPE. ILLUSTRATIONS ARCHEOLOGIQUES EXECUTEES SOUS LA DIRECTION DE FERDINAND SERE.

      ADMINISTRATION DU MOYEN AGE ET LA RENAISSANCE. 1849 - GRAND IN-8 (23,5 X 29 X 5,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + 408 ET (2) PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE 1/2 CHAGRIN NOIR, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS DORES, TITRE ET TETE DORES. ILLUSTRE DE 200 GRAVURES DANS LE TEXTE, CERTAINES A PLEINE PAGE ET DE 44 PLANCHES HORS TEXTE, DONT 4 EN CHROMOLITOGRAPHIE (FRONTISPICE (CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIE), PAGES 23, 25, 25 , 25, 31 (DOUBLE), 33 (DOUBLE), 43 (DOUBLE), 67, 77, 78 - 80 - 85 (CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIES), 86, 91, 92 (DOUBLE), 100, 103, 128, 157, 159, 165 -167 -181 - 183 (DOUBLES), 195, 225, 227, 227, 227, 227, 252, 252, 252, 252, 252, 306 - 314 - 349 (DOUBLES), 380, 383 (DOUBLE), 384, 384, 393). EDITION ORIGINALE DE CET OUVRAGE RARE. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recueil des lois publiees dans tous les Etats de l'Europe, les Etats-unis d'Amerique et les Indes d'ouest de la Hollande les Privileges et les Brevets d'Invention [Collection of Laws published in all the States of Europe, the United States of America and the West Indies to Holland Privileges and Patents]

      Paris: Hector Bossange. (1849). First. First edition. Tall octavo. 479pp. Green morocco, heavily stamped in gilt. Text in various languages (French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Russian, etc.). Engraved bookplate of H.O. Havemeyer, Jr., as well as another engraved bookplate stating "This book was the property of my Grandfather Charles F. De Loosey. H.O. Havermeyer". De Loosey was an important diplomat; his grandson, Havermeyer was a sugar refining baron, collector, and prominent club man. Corners bumped, splits at the top and bottom edges of the spine, else near very good. OCLC locates five copies, just one in the United States (Harvard). .

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        Autograph letter signed to John Brett, with Brett's autograph reply

      1849 - Moigno, François Napoléon Marie (1804-84). A.L.s. to [John] Brett (1805-63), addressed to "Monsieur Brett Esq. inventeur du télégraph imprémant" (Mr. Brett Esq. inventor of the printing telegraph), with Brett's autograph reply on the recto of the address leaf. N.p., "22 dimanche," 1849. Brett's reply dated Paris, April 30, 1849. 2pp. 210 x 135 mm. Small hole where seal was broken, light soiling along folds. Provenance: Latimer Clark.The Abbé Moigno, an eminent mathematician, physicist and science writer, authored several works on telegraphy. His correspondent, John Brett, laid the first submarine telegraph cable (between England and France) in 1850, and was one of the founders of the Atlantic Telegraph Company. Moigno's letter to Brett, written the year before Brett laid his first submarine cable, asks Brett for news of his current researches ("N'avez-vous rien de nouveau à m'apprendre? Quand ferez-vous une nouvelle expérience?") and asks Brett to supply him with an electric battery for a M. Soleil ("M. Soleil n'ose pas me dire qu'il a absolument besoin de la pile, mais je m'en aperçois chaque jour. Pourriez vous fixer à peu près l'époque à laquelle vous pourrez la rendre"). Brett's response, written on the blank recto of the address leaf, says that he will be in Lille shortly and will meet with Moigno in person. Origins of Cyberspace 177.

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        Sabbath Lyrics; or, Songs from Scripture. A Christmas Gift of Love

      Charleston, S.C.: From the Press of Walker and James, 1849. First edition. [1]-72 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original cloth, a.e.g. Spine perished, front cover detached, sunned; preliminaries loose. First edition. [1]-72 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Presentation Copy from the Publisher. Inked inscription on flyleaf, "From the Publishers," and the signature "Duyckinck" in pencil on front pastedown. BAL 18120

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