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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).

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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.

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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

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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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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        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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        Pise Vue prise au dessus du Campo Santo

      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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