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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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        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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        Hochgebirgslandschaft mit Straßentunnel und rastender Mutter mit Kind im Vordergrund links.

      - Bleistift, auf bräunlichem Velin; mit Bleistift verso bezeichnet „Doll". 20,8:16,5 cm. Im Bildfeld rechts oben und unten leicht stockfleckig. Möglicherweise ist dieser Landschaftsausschnitt bei einem Aufenthalt am Brenner entstanden. Doll wurde als Architekturmaler und Lithograph bekannt. Schon als Schüler zeigte er ein ausgeprägtes Zeichentalent. Zunächst Jura an der Münchner Universität studierend, widmete er sich ab 1849 ganz der Malerei. Drei Jahre später wurde er Mitglied des Münchner Kunstvereins, der schon früh seine Arbeiten ausstellte. Doll, dessen Werke von H. Bürkel (1802-1869), A. Stademann (1824-1895) und M. Neher (1798-1876) beeinflusst sind, malte zunächst vorwiegend Veduten und Aquarelle mit „Alt-Münchner Stadtmotiven", die sich bald großer Beliebtheit erfreuen sollten. Auf Reisen durch Bayern und die Schweiz schuf er zahlreiche Aquarelle, Zeichnungen und Lithografien mit Dorfansichten und Landschaftsdarstellungen an, wobei sein bevorzugtes Motiv das historische Architekturbild war, das er meist in einer lyrisch, oft winterlich-nächtlichen Stimmung zeigt; auch die Darstellung der unterschiedlichen Jahreszeiten spielte eine Rolle. Motive mit historischen Bauwerken fertigte er auch vom Inntal, vom Brenner und Bodensee, in Augsburg, Nördlingen und Dingolfing an.

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        Alexandrie Vue prise au dessus de la Porte Marengo

      Parigi 1849 - Alfred Guesdon nasce a Nantes il 13 giugno del 1808, terminati gli studi classici parte nel 1829 alla volta di Parigi per entrare come allievo architetto nello studio di Antoine Martin Garnaud. Dal 1830 si dedicò a sperimentazioni e ricerche nel campo della litografia, prediligendo soggetti storici, vedute e panorami, tratti dai numerosi viaggi che egli fece in Europa. La peculiarità di queste vedute sta nel fatto che si tratta dei primi rilievi di città dall’alto, effettuati a bordo di una mongolfiera. Nel 1849 pubblica le tavole, in litografia, nel celebre L’Italie à vol d’oiseau., o storia e descrizione sommaria delle principali città di questo paese, di H. Etiennez, accompagnate da 40 grandi vedute generali, disegnate dal vero da Alfred Guesdon e litografate con due tinte da A. Rouargue, Jules Arnout, A. Cuvillier, A. Guesdon. Litografia tinta, lievi ossidazioni, generalmente in perfetto stato di conservazione. Molto rare. Bibliografia: D. Straffolino, Alfred Guesdon, L'Italie a vol d'oiseau (1849). La veduta a volo d'uccello dalle ali di Icaro alla mongolfiera; Cremonini, L’Italia nelle vedute e crate geografiche, pp. 241/242. Dimensioni 440x280 circa. Alfred Guesdon was born in Nantes, June the 13th 1808. Once he finished his classical studies, in 1829, he went to Paris, to study architecture as a pupil of Antoine Martin Garnaud. Starting from 1830, he devoted himself to experimentations and researches on the art of lithography, especially on historical subjects, views and landscapes he took from his many trips around Europe. The distinctiveness of these views is the fact that they are the first representations of the cities from above, realized on board of an air balloon. In 1849 he published the lithographic plates in the famous L’Italie à vol d’oiseau., o storia e descrizione sommaria delle principali città di questo paese, di H. Etiennez, accompagnate da 40 grandi vedute generali, disegnate dal vero da Alfred Guesdon e litografate con due tinte da A. Rouargue, Jules Arnout, A. Cuvillier, A. Guesdon. Color litograph, light oxidations, otherwise in very good condition. Very rare. Bibliografia: D. Straffolino, Alfred Guesdon, L'Italie a vol d'oiseau (1849). La veduta a volo d'uccello dalle ali di Icaro alla mongolfiera; Cremonini, L’Italia nelle vedute e crate geografiche, pp. 241/242. Dimensioni 440x280 circa. Dimensioni

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        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. 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. Wood-engraved frontispiece, 15 similar plates including one folding plan. 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). Atabey 301; Blackmer 436; Weber 415. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        GRAHAM'S LAW: "On the Motion of Gases. Part II." (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 139 for the Year 1849 Part I & Part II, pp. 349-391)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1849. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. "Graham's law" states that the rate of effusion or diffusion of a gas is inversely proportional to the square root of its molecular weight, meaning that gases with a lower molecular weight effuse more quickly than gases with a higher molecular weight. See also our #27501, Part I of Graham's Law, "On the Motion of Gases" (pp. 573-631) Also contains Michael Faraday's "Experimental Researches in Electricity -- Twenty-Second Series" (pp. 1-41). viii, [1]-647, 11 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        Nineveh and its Remains [And:] Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon

      London: John Murray,, 1849-53. 2 works in 3 volumes, octavo (215 x 136 mm). Later 19th-century tan calf, spines richly gilt in compartments, twin morocco labels, 2-line gilt frame to sides, comb-marbled edges and endpapers. Nineveh and its Remains with 2 single-tint lithographic frontispieces, 3 further lithographic plates, of which one double-page, one double-page and folding, 20 engraved plates including 4 folding plans, wood-engravings to the text, folding map to rear. Discoveries with engraved folding frontispiece, 4 similar plates (one only not folding), 8 single-tint lithographic plates, one further lithographic plate of inscriptions, 2 folding maps to rear. With a laid-in autograph letter signed from Layard, single bifolium (183 x 114 mm), docketed verso in a separate hand, "1853, June 26, from A. H. Layard, Esq. MP, 9 Little [?] St. London. In answer to a second application to him to lecture in connection with the Pottery Mechanics Institute", creased three times from folding, very good. Pencilled initials "JSR" to the initial blank of each volume. Joints and extremities lightly rubbed, tips very lightly bumped, a few mild scuffs to sides. Nineveh and Its Remains with the errata leaf, pale tide-mark to margins of frontispieces, that in vol. 1 a little foxed, pp. 103-6 marked, plate between pp. 336-7 lightly spotted and some time skilfully reinforced along folds. Discoveries frontispiece fore edge very slightly nicked, folding plan facing p. 67 with short tear along stub, and a slightly longer tear skilfully sympathetically repaired. Internally clean overall, a very attractive set. First editions of Layard's path-breaking first two books, a handsomely bound set. With an autograph letter signed from the author, dated 1853, politely declining a request to lecture at the Pottery Mechanics' Institute "notwithstanding the interest I take in the success of Mechanics Institutes". "Apart from the archaeological value of his work in identifying Kouyunjik as the site of Nineveh, and in providing a great mass of materials for scholars to work upon … Layard's [accounts] are among the best written books of travel in the language" (Encyclopaedia Britannica). Layard (1817-1894) was intended for in a career in his uncle's solicitors' office in London, but found it difficult to adjust to English professional mores. Another uncle, living in Ceylon, suggested that he join him there to practise as a barrister, and introduced him to Edward Mitford, who was also intending to go east. The pair decided to travel overland and left England in July 1839 with a commission from the Royal Geographical Society to research the terrain. They visited Jerusalem, Mosul and Baghdad before parting company, Layard spending some time among the tribes of the Bakhtiari Mountains, and becoming proficient in Arabic and Persian. He returned to Constantinople in 1842 and entered the employment of British ambassador Stratford Canning, whom he persuaded to support his excavations at the mount of Nimrud, near Mosul. "Guided by intuition founded on his discursive reading, his archaeological achievement was remarkable. He uncovered three palaces, most importantly that of Ashurnbanipal II, and many notable objects including the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III and several pairs of human-headed winged lions and bulls … . In the last few weeks of this period Layard began excavations at Kuyunjik, nearer Mosul, and quickly discovered the largest Assyrian palace, that of Sennacherib" (idem). After publication he realised that Nimrud was not the site of ancient Nineveh, as he had claimed, but that Kuyunjik was. He rejoined the embassy staff at Constantinople in 1849, and from then until 1851 undertook further excavations at Kuyunjik, which "yielded further important trophies and discoveries, including the cuneiform library of Sennacherib's grandson Ashurbanipal, on which most modern knowledge of Assyrian culture is founded" (idem). By 1853, the date of the autograph letter in this set, Layard was Liberal MP for Aylesbury, in which role he was a strong critic of Peel's eastern policy, supporting a more conciliatory stance towards the Ottoman sultan.

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        Costa Rican Humming-Bird

      John Gould and H.C. Richter Costa Rican Humming-Bird Original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Humming Birds', 1849-61. 530 x 360 mm approx £415

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        The California and Oregon Trail

      George P. Putnam,, 1849, Half-Leather, Book Condition: very good Plus, Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, first Edition, Illustrated By: Darley Dej. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall, Copyright date is 1849, first edition, second printing, Illustrated by Darley Dej. Being Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life. New York: George P. Putnam, 1849. First edition, second printing. Twelvemo. 448, 7 advertisement pages (page 7 mis-numbered "8"). With sepia-toned frontispiece and additional engraved sepia-toned half-title page. Rebound in half brown morocco, five raised spine bands with gilt lettered title and floral devices in compartments top edge gilt. Binding rubbed and chipped at extremities, joints worn, spine crazed. Hinges cracked, pencil bookseller's notations on front free endpaper. Pages cockled, light edge wear. Still, very good overall. Text and illustrattions is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible memoirs Book, Collectible Memoir

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        Der Freischütz Romantische Oper in drei Aufzügen Gedichtet von Fr. Kind... Partitur. Einzig rechtmäßige mit der Handschrift des Componisten gleichlautende Original-Ausgabe. Eigenthum der Verlagshandlung... S. 3512. Pr. [18] Thlr. [Full score]

      Berlin: in der Schlesingerschen Buch u. Musikhandlung [PN S. 3512], 1849. First Edition. Rare. WeV C.7. Jähns 277. Hoboken 15, 349 and plates 27-29. Hirsch II, 966. Fuld p. 237. "With Der Freischütz [Weber] produced a work that competed successfully with popular French and Italian operas not only in Germany but in other countries as well. The impact of Der Freischütz on opera of the 1820s, 30s, and 40s is evident, as it inspired a spate of gothic works like the vampire operas of Marschner and Lindpaintner, and even as late a work as Der fliegende Holländer owes much to it; outside Germany, its success as Robin des Bois prepared the way for Meyerbeer's Robert le diable." Paul Corneilson et al in Grove Music Online.. Folio. Quarter dark red morocco with marbled boards, spine in decorative gilt-ruled compartments, titling gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), 1f. (recto cast list, contents, and "Anmerkung" by the editor Friedrich Wilhelm Jähns dated Berlin, 1849, verso blank), [i] (blank), 3-262 pp. Text in German. Engraved. With frontispiece lithographic portrait of Weber signed by the artist "G. Fleckert 47" in the stone with autograph facsimile of two staves of music from Agathe's aria no. 8 (texted "Leise, leise, fromme Weise..."), tissue guard tipped-in. With signature "Curt Grebe 4." to free front endpaper; notational corrections in pencil. Occasional foxing; title slightly creased; small publisher's blindstamp to lower margin of title. An attractive copy overall.

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

      From the Press of Walker and James, Charleston, S.C. 1849 - 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 Original cloth, a.e.g. Spine perished, front cover detached, sunned; preliminaries loose [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        'CERVANTES' [in] PICTORIAL NATIONAL LIBRARY. A Miscellany of Science, Art, and Literature. Volume III. July to December, 1849

      Boston: William Simonds, 1849. 1st appearance of Alger's piece (Bennett, p. 261; Gardner, p. 486). 1st volume edition, BFTP, of the PICTORIAL NATIONAL LIBRARY. Dark brown cloth binding with gilt stamped spine & gilt device to each board. AEG. Gilt bright. Square & tight. Light shelfwear, including two minute holes to front joint cloth. Period pos, bookplate & binder's ticket [J. R. Simonds / Boston] to front eps. Withal, a Nr Fine copy.. iv, [7] - 384 pp. Alger's work: pp 240 - 241 [November issue]. Text printed double column. Volume ilustrated with cuts & plates. Tall 8vo. 10" x 6-1/2" One of Alger's earliest appearances in print, when he is still but a lad of 17. Quite uncommon.

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        Teilansicht, Neues Schloß, Ansicht auf einem Lehrbrief der Wagner für Andreas Hasenauer von Vaihingen, "Königreich Würtemberg. Oberamts Stadt Vaihingen. Lehrbrief .".

      - Lithographie ( anonym ), dat. 1849, 28 x 40 Selten! Die Ansicht im Format: 13 x 26 cm. umgeben von einer doppelreihigen Wappenleiste württembergischer Städte. Darunter der ausgefüllte Lehrbrief und Stempel der Stadt Stuttgart. Sehr gut erhalten. Mit alten Längs- und Querfalten.

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        The History of England

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1849-61. Extra illustrated and extended to nine volumes. 9 volumes, octavo (220 X 138 mm). Finely bound by Root and Son in tan calf, burgundy and brown morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, triple rule to boards gilt with corner-pieces, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With numerous engravings throughout. Bookplate to verso of front free endpapers, bookseller's small ticket to bottom of front pastedowns, spines a little rubbed, an excellent set. A particularly handsome set of Macaulay's History, profusely illustrated with steel engravings throughout. "The first historical work deliberately designed to outsell the best-selling novel of the day, Macaulay's book immediately fulfilled its author's aspiration. His colourful style and stirring power of description secured for the History a success such as no historical work in the English language had had since Gibbon. Each volume sold about one hundred and fifty thousands copies within a month of its publication, and the numerous reprints and translations into almost every literary language have perpetuated Macaulay's ideas almost to this day" (PMM). The work was published episodically: the first two volumes were published on 2 December 1848, though dated 1849 on the titles; volumes 3 and 4 were first published in December 1855, and volume 5 in 1861. This set has general title pages stating "Extra illustrated and extended to nine volumes", with the original publication date of 1849, although these cannot have been supplied before 1861. Volumes 1 and 2 have individual title pages dated 1849, and the remaining volumes have 1861.

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        Der Freischütz Romantische Oper in drei Aufzügen Gedichtet von Fr. Kind... Partitur. Einzig rechtmäßige mit der Handschrift des Componisten gleichlautende Original-Ausgabe. Eigenthum der Verlagshandlung... S. 3512. Pr. [18] Thlr. [Full score]

      Berlin: in der Schlesingerschen Buch u. Musikhandlung [PN S. 3512], [1849]. Folio. Quarter dark red morocco with marbled boards, spine in decorative gilt-ruled compartments, titling gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), 1f. (recto cast list, contents, and "Anmerkung" by the editor Friedrich Wilhelm Jähns dated Berlin, 1849, verso blank), [i] (blank), 3-262 pp. Text in German. Engraved. With frontispiece lithographic portrait of Weber signed by the artist "G. Fleckert 47" in the stone with autograph facsimile of two staves of music from Agathe's aria no. 8 (texted "Leise, leise, fromme Weise..."), tissue guard tipped-in. With signature "Curt Grebe 4." to free front endpaper; notational corrections in pencil. Occasional foxing; title slightly creased; small publisher's blindstamp to lower margin of title. An attractive copy overall. First Edition. Rare. WeV C.7. Jähns 277. Hoboken 15, 349 and plates 27-29. Hirsch II, 966. Fuld p. 237. "With Der Freischütz [Weber] produced a work that competed successfully with popular French and Italian operas not only in Germany but in other countries as well. The impact of Der Freischütz on opera of the 1820s, 30s, and 40s is evident, as it inspired a spate of gothic works like the vampire operas of Marschner and Lindpaintner, and even as late a work as Der fliegende Holländer owes much to it; outside Germany, its success as Robin des Bois prepared the way for Meyerbeer's Robert le diable." Paul Corneilson et al in Grove Music Online.

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        Medinet Abou, Thebes

      Day & Son, [London 1849 - Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe, with later professional hand-colouring. Very good condition apart from several natural paper creases in the margins, a small brown spot in the lower margin, and a small loss in the right margin. 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.

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        Autograph letter signed (as Agha of Mostaganem). N. p., [1849/50].

      1849. 4to. 1 p. on double leaf. In Arabic, to General Viala Charon, French governor in Algeria. Includes contemporary French translation.

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        Nouvelle Iconographie des Camellias Contenant les Figures et la Description des plus Rares, des plus Nouvelles et des plus Belles Variétés de ce Genre. 2 Vols. Tome II & Tome III. First editions

      Gand( Ghent), Belgium: Ambroise and Alexandre Verschaffelt,1849-1850. 16.5 x 24.5 cm. Quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, green morocco spine labels with gilt lettering. With 96 color lithographs. Sacheverell Sitwell, Great Flower Books,,1700-1900, p. 161. "The work is one of the rarest and greatest of the nineteenth-century camellia iconographies. The Verschaffelts were a family of nurserymen specializing in camellias and published this book really as a catalogue of newly introduced species and recently developed hybrids which were available from their nurseries" (De Belder). Published in monthly parts between 1848 and 1860, with each issue containing four plates. Complete and even nearly complete sets are very scarce, especially with complete plates in such good condition Condition: Light wear and soiling to bindings, rubbing to extremities, some volumes with private library stamps on preliminary pages, light occasional foxing to tissue guards, light toning and occasional bit of offsetting to plates, all plates present with vibrant colors and no tears; very good. From the library of the great 19th Century tenor and rose cultivator Giulio Perotti . Giulio Perotti (* 13. März 1841 in Ueckermünde als Julius Prott; ? 28.Februar 1901 in Mailand) war ein deutscher Tenor, Opernsänger und Rosenzüchter. Giulio Perotti fue el nombre artístico de Julius Prott (Ueckermünde, Mecklemburgo-Pomerania Occidental, Alemania, 13 de marzo de 1841 - Milán, Italia, 28 de febrero de 1901), fue un tenor alemán. Giulio Perotti, real name Julius Prott (1841-1901), German opera singer The Verschaffelts were a family of Belgian nurserymen specializing in camellias. They published the newly introduced species and hybrids in this very rare and monumental work from 1848-1860. It continues Lorenzo Berlèse's work Iconographie du genre Camellia. The fine plates were drawn by Bernard Léon, L. Stroobant and son. References: Nissen BBI 2056; Great flower books p. 85; Stafleu & Cowan 16.057.

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        Der Freischütz Romantische Oper in drei Aufzügen Gedichtet von Fr. Kind. Partitur. Einzig rechtmäßige mit der Handschrift des Componisten gleichlautende Original-Ausgabe. Eigenthum der Verlagshandlung. S. 3512. Pr. [18] Thlr. [Full score]

      in der Schlesingerschen Buch u. Musikhandlung [PN S. 3512], Berlin 1849 - Folio. Quarter dark red morocco with marbled boards, spine in decorative gilt-ruled compartments, titling gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. 1f. (frontispiece), 1f. (title), 1f. (recto cast list, contents, and "Anmerkung" by the editor Friedrich Wilhelm Jähns dated Berlin, 1849, verso blank), [i] (blank), 3-262 pp. Text in German. Engraved.With frontispiece lithographic portrait of Weber signed by the artist "G. Fleckert 47" in the stone with autograph facsimile of two staves of music from Agathe's aria no. 8 (texted "Leise, leise, fromme Weise."), tissue guard tipped-in.With signature "Curt Grebe 4." to free front endpaper; notational corrections in pencil.Occasional foxing; title slightly creased; small publisher's blindstamp to lower margin of title. An attractive copy overall. First Edition. Rare. WeV C.7. Jähns 277. Hoboken 15, 349 and plates 27-29. Hirsch II, 966. Fuld p. 237."With Der Freischütz [Weber] produced a work that competed successfully with popular French and Italian operas not only in Germany but in other countries as well. The impact of Der Freischütz on opera of the 1820s, 30s, and 40s is evident, as it inspired a spate of gothic works like the vampire operas of Marschner and Lindpaintner, and even as late a work as Der fliegende Holländer owes much to it; outside Germany, its success as Robin des Bois prepared the way for Meyerbeer's Robert le diable." Paul Corneilson et al in Grove Music Online. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The History of England. Extra illustrated and extended to nine volumes.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849-61 - 9 volumes, octavo (220 X 138 mm). Finely bound by Root and Son in tan calf, burgundy and brown morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines in compartments separated by raised bands, triple rule to boards gilt with corner-pieces, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Bookplate to verso of front free endpapers, bookseller's small ticket to bottom of front pastedowns, spines a little rubbed, an excellent set. With numerous engravings throughout. A particularly handsome set of Macaulay's History, profusely illustrated with steel engravings throughout. "The first historical work deliberately designed to outsell the best-selling novel of the day, Macaulay's book immediately fulfilled its author's aspiration. His colourful style and stirring power of description secured for the History a success such as no historical work in the English language had had since Gibbon. Each volume sold about one hundred and fifty thousands copies within a month of its publication, and the numerous reprints and translations into almost every literary language have perpetuated Macaulay's ideas almost to this day" (PMM). The work was published episodically: the first two volumes were published on 2 December 1848, though dated 1849 on the titles; volumes 3 and 4 were first published in December 1855, and volume 5 in 1861. This set has general title pages stating "Extra illustrated and extended to nine volumes", with the original publication date of 1849, although these cannot have been supplied before 1861. Volumes 1 and 2 have individual title pages dated 1849, and the remaining volumes have 1861.

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        St. Jean D'Acre

      Day & Son, [London 1849 - Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe, with later professional hand-colouring. Very good condition apart from a small loss in the lower left-hand corner, a 1/2" tear in the upper left-hand corner, and a bit of excess ink in the left margin. 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.

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        The Works of Robert Burns [Five Volume Set]

      A. Fullarton & Co., London 1849 - Small Octavo, Gilt lettered and decorated spine. Five 7"x4.5" volumes in quarter leather binding with marbled boards, very good condition. Covers show light rubbing. Moderate foxing to end papers and title pages. Robert Burns (25 January 1759 - 21 July 1796) (also known as Robbie Burns, Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as The Bard) was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest. He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism, and a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish Diaspora around the world. Celebration of his life and work became almost a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature. In 2009 he was chosen as the greatest Scot by the Scottish public in a vote run by Scottish television channel STV. As well as making original compositions, Burns also collected folk songs from across Scotland, often revising or adapting them. His poem (and song) "Auld Lang Syne" is often sung at Hogmanay (the last day of the year), and "Scots Wha Hae" served for a long time as an unofficial national anthem of the country. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ART AND PRACTICE OF ETCHING; WITH DIRECTIONS FOR OTHER METHODS OF LIGHT AND ENTERTAINING ENGRAVING.|THE

      London: S. & J. Fuller, 1849. original cloth with new spine covering. square 8vo. original cloth with new spine covering. Frontispiece; 58, (6) pages, 8 plates. First edition (Bridson & Wakeman B17 - for second edition of 1851). A treatise on the technique of etching by one of Britain's greatest ever sporting artists. An avid sportsman himself, Alken specialized in depicting hunting, coaching, racing, shooting and fishing scenes. British sporting periodicals frequently carried his illustrations. In this book, he distills some forty years of experience of both practicing and teaching his art into an excellent practical manual on his techniques. Engraved plates by Alken. With the bookplate of Gavin Bridson. Inside hinges cracked. Rebacked with new cloth and with a modern paper spine label. Ink ownership inscription at top of title page.

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        A Second Visit to the United States of North America…in Two Volumes

      London: John Murray, 1849. First Edition. xii, 368; xii, 385 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Original cloth, rebacked. Some rubbing to tips. A clean, tight copy. First Edition. xii, 368; xii, 385 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. In September of 1845 Lyell returned to America, and after a trip to Maine and the mountains of New Hampshire, travelled extensively through the South. He stayed for two weeks on a Georgia plantation on the Altamaha River, crossed that state partly by handcar in order to collect rocks and fossils in the grade cuts along the way, went to Claiborne on the Alabama River where he collected more fossils, then to Montgomery and Mobile along the Alabama, Mobile, Tombigbee, and Black Warrior Rivers. From Mobile he went up the Tombigbee River to Tuscaloosa to visit the Alabama coal field, continuing by steamboat to New Orleans, where Lyell made an expedition to the mouth of the Mississippi River to study the growth of the delta. From there he went up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers by steamboat, then overland to Philadelphia. After a quick trip to Richmond, Virginia to re-examine the coal deposits there, he sailed from Boston to Liverpool on June 1, 1846. "Lyell's description of the coastal islands of the southeastern coast, erosion, topography, and fossils in Georgia and Alabama are an important contribution…, while his detaled observations of the Mississippi Valley from the delto to the mouth of the Ohio River equal or excell the accounts of other travelers…" -- Clark. Howes L 574; Sabin 42763; Clark III, 352

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        Visits to Monasteries in the Levant

      Woodcut frontis., woodcut vignette on title, text illus., 14 plates, & one folding floor-plan. xxxi, 449 pp. Small 8vo, cont. green pebbled half-morocco & marbled boards (joints a little rubbed), spine gilt. London: J. Murray, 1849. First edition of "a great classic of the literature of travel, and one, moreover, which has book-collecting for its main theme."-Munby, Phillipps Studies, III, p. 124. Munby considered Curzon "perhaps the most attractive figure in the annals of book-collecting in England."-p. 122. In 1833, Curzon (1810-73), embarked on a tour of Greece and Egypt, amassing a large collection of valuable manuscripts. He recounted his adventures in the present work. "It immediately gained popularity, running to six editions by 1881. From a scientific point of view, also, these revelations of monastic treasures were of great importance, and it was Curzon's experience that set others on the track which led to the acquisition of the magnificent collection of Nitrian manuscripts by the British Museum. Curzon has subsequently been criticized for removing the manuscripts to Britain, but it seems certain that many owe their preservation to the removal."-ODNB. Several of the illustrations are after sketches by the author. A very good copy with bookplates of John Deakin Heaton, M.D. (1817-80), a founder of Yorkshire College (now University of Leeds), and Cecil William Kaye (1865-1941), headmaster of several schools in England. Early note on upper-left corner of verso of free endpaper "Bound by Hayday 1863.".

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        Von Aufschnaiters Villa in Gries bei Bozen. Ihrer Kauserliken Hoheit der Frau Erzherzogin Adelgunde, regierenden Herzogin von Modena...

      1849. Litografia a colori di cm 28x35 (solo parte incisa) e di cm 42x37 (dimensioni del foglio). Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Pubblicata a pg. 64 nel catalogo di LONER, Arnaldo - FRANGIPANE, Ettore - HELLBERG, Peter von. "Bozen in alten Ansichten - Bolzano nelle antiche vedute."

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        Arctic Fox [Plate 121]

      Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen. unbound. very good. J.W. Audubon. Octavo quadruped print. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Page measures 6.5" x 10" From J.J. Audubon's "Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America", published 1849-54. Minor staining. 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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