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        Pamela's Sunbeam

      Richter after Gould Pamela's Sunbeam An original lithograph with later hand colouring for Gould's 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Hummingbirds' 1849-61 565 x 385 mm £800

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        Der Freistaat Nicaragua in Mittel Amerika und seine Wichtigkeit fur den Welthandel, den Ackerbau und die Colonisation. Nach eigener Anschauung und mit besonderer Bezugnahme auf die Berliner Colonisations Gesellschaft fur Central Amerika dargestellt.

      Gustav Hempel, Berlin 1849 - [iv], viii, 139 pages of text. Original plain green paper wraps are soiled, worn, and chipped, with the front wrapper detached, but the faded and soiled orange printed spine remains mostly intact, except for a chip to the bottom of the spine; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Complete with a folding map of the region, and a folding chart of the settlement as laid out by the Berlin Colonization Society. The text is moderately foxed. Sabin 9181. First edition. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Manuscript leaf from Cape Cod

      1849 - Single sheet measuring 7 1/2 inches by 9 3/4 inches. In brown ink with pencil annotations and strikethroughs. This is a section of Thoreau's working notes from his visit to Cape Cod in 1849, and the text touches on a comparison of land transportation to the expediency of the sea as a means of getting places. At one point, Thoreau muses, "A sleigh is never seen at least it's a great novelty, on the Cape the snow being either absorbed by the sand or blown into drifts." After a paragraph about fences, the manuscript closes on a full sentence about Provincetown Harbor, "which as well as the greater part of the Bay, and an indefinite expanse of the ocean, we overlooked from our perch, is deservedly famous." The published text, which was released posthumously in 1865, varies from this manuscript version. The leaf is set into a paper window mount and accompanied by a small black & white photographic print showing a beach dune. Matted and attractively framed. Faint crease and slight separation along old horizontal crease with no loss. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers, Inc., ABAA]
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        Atlas: Meyer's Zeitungs- und Groschen-Atlas wohl um 1849 Stahlstiche

      1849 - Atlas: Meyer's Zeitungs- und Groschen-Atlas Stiche Druck und Verlag der Geographischen Anstalt des Bibliographischen Instituts zu Hildburghausen -- beinhaltet ca. 95 grenzcolorierte Stahlstich-Karten um 1850 -- Maße Blatt: ca. 32 x 26 cm SW: Landkarten Stahlstich Meyer --- Zustand: Halbleinenband mit kartonierten, marmorierten Deckeln aus der Zeit, Ecken und Kanten stärker bestoßen, Einband berieben und angestaubt, Leinenrücken oben und unten an den Gelenken ca. 0,5 cm aufgewetzt, mit nur kleinen Fehlstellen, ansonsten altersentsprechend ordentliches Exemplar, innen: Innengelenk vorne oben ca. 5 cm geöffnet, nach der ersten Karte insgesamt stärker gelockert (siehe Foto), ebenso hinten vor der letzten Karte gelockert, Buchblock insgesamt fest, keine losen Blätter, das Papier ist durchgängig etwas gebräunt, die Seitenränder ebenfalls etwas gebräunt, teils angestaubt, vereinzelt auch etwas fleckig, die Karten selbst sind altersentsprechend gut und recht sauber erhalten, ein Blatt mit Faltknicken, aber denoch sehr ordentlich erhalten, insgesamt altersentsprechend bis auf altersgemäße Gebrauchsspuren gut erhalten Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1320

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        SIR FRANCIS DRAKE. His Voyage, 1595, by Thomas Maynarde, together with the Spanish Account of Drake's Attack on Puerto Rico. Edited, from the original manuscripts, by W. D. Cooley.

      London: Hakluyt Society, 1849. 12, viii, 65 pages of text including a subscriber's list. Original blue stamped hardcover binding with gilt spine lettering and front cover gilt stamp of the ship "Victoria." Minimal sunning to spine; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Previous owner's name neatly on front endpaper. First Series, No. 4. Several pages uncut and unopened. Almost near fine condition, with no defects of note. With translation of the Spanish document.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Mardi: and a Voyage Thither

      1849. First Edition . MELVILLE, Herman. Mardi: and a Voyage Thither. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. Two volumes. Octavo, original blind-stamped green cloth gilt, yellow endpapers. Housed in custom slipcase and chemises. $5000.Preferred first American edition of MelvilleÂ’s third novel, in original cloth.When Melville was writing Mardi he apparently intended it to be the third in the series of South Seas adventures that included Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847). “But during the composition process his intentions changed,” effecting a key transformation as Melville shifted “from entertainer to truth tellerÂ… [and the] sea yarn turned into allegorical romance” (Baym, “MelvilleÂ’s Quarrel with Fiction”). Though initially praised by some for images that stretch “before us like a new world,” Mardi disappointed its public and Melville was pressured to return to a more straightforward style (New York Evening Mirror). Yet it is in Mardi that Melville reveals “the first blossoming of the intellectual growth and spiritual searching that would shape his later works” (Life and Works). This is the most desirable first American edition, set from MelvilleÂ’s manuscript and published mid-April 1849. Given 19th-century copyright law and attempts to avoid piracy, the first English edition was issued, as usual, several weeks before. However, the London issue was set not from manuscript but from proofs of the American edition— therefore it is one step removed from this more valued first American issue. Second rear fly-leaf in Volume I excised (as usual), with eight pages of ads at rear of Volume II. BAL 13658 (type A cloth). Owner signature in Volume II. Bookplates.Usual light foxing, rubbing to endpapers (more in Volume I). Exceptional original cloth in about-fine condition, with a few small chips to spines, gilt very bright. A beautiful copy.

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        Hadjar Silsilis

      London., 1849. May 1st 1847. Size: 425 × 605 mm. Lithograph with additional colour. Fine condition. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). These lithographs were originally published in twenty parts, most parts containing six plates, the price for each part with coloured plates (the most expensive state) being 3 guineas.

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        Medinet Abou, Thebes.

      Sketches in Egypt and Nubia, from Drawings made on the Spot,, 1849. Plate 76. Lithograph. Later colour. Size: 49 x 36 cm (19½ x 14 inches). Fine condition. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). These lithographs were originally published in twenty parts, most parts containing six plates, the price for each part with coloured plates (the most expensive state) being 3 guineas.

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        Site of Cana of Galilee

      Sketches in Egypt and Nubia, from Drawings made on the Spot.. Francis Graham Moon., 1849. Lithograph. Hand coloured. Fine condition. Mounted size: 72 x 56 cm Size: 48.5 x 32.5 cm. (19 x 13 inches) Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). These lithographs were originally published in twenty parts, most parts containing six plates, the price for each part with coloured plates (the most expensive state) being 3 guineas.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Gaza

      London., 1849.. Size: 410 ×550 mm. Original lithograph with additional colour. Fine condition. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). Sketches in the Holy Land and Syria.

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        Medinet Abou, Thebes. Plate 76.

      Sketches in Egypt and Nubia, from Drawings made on the Spot, 1849 - Lithograph. Later colour. Size: 49 x 36 cm (19½ x 14 inches). Fine condition. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). These lithographs were originally published in twenty parts, most parts containing six plates, the price for each part with coloured plates (the most expensive state) being 3 guineas.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Medinet Abou, Thebes. May 1st 1847.

      London. 1849. - Size: 430 × 605 mm. Fine condition. Unobtrusive blind stamp. Original lithograph with additional later colour. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). These lithographs were originally published in twenty parts, most parts containing six plates, the price for each part with coloured plates (the most expensive state) being 3 guineas.

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        Site of Cana of Galilee

      Sketches in Egypt and Nubia, from Drawings made on the Spot. Francis Graham Moon. 1849 - Lithograph. Hand coloured. Size: 48.5 x 32.5 cm. (19 x 13 inches) Fine condition. Mounted size: 72 x 56 cm Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). These lithographs were originally published in twenty parts, most parts containing six plates, the price for each part with coloured plates (the most expensive state) being 3 guineas.

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        Gaza

      London. 1849. - Size: 410 ×550 mm. Fine condition. Original lithograph with additional colour. Roberts was the first independent, professional British artist to travel so extensively in the Near East. His tour in 1838-9 produced 272 sketches, a panorama of Cairo and three full sketchbooks, enough material to "serve me for the rest of my life" (Roberts, eastern journal, 28 Jan 1839). Over the next decade he made "a series of intire new drawings" for the large coloured lithographs executed by Louis Haghe for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia, which was originally published by subscription, 1842-9. No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. "Robert's Holy Land was one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey, Travel). Sketches in the Holy Land and Syria. Abbey, Travel, 272; Gay 2216; Ibrahim-Hilmy, II, p.176; Lipperheide 1591; Tooley (1954) 402.

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        History of the Sikhs

      1849. First Edition . (INDIA) CUNNINGHAM, Joseph Davey. A History of the Sikhs, from the Origin of the Nation to the Battles of the Sutlej. London: John Murray, 1849. Octavo, modern full brown calf, raised bands, burgundy morocco spine label. $4800.First edition, with map of Punjabi political divisions until 1803 outlined in color, color folding map of Punjabi political divisions after the treaty of 1846, and folding genealogical table of the Gooroos, handsomely bound.Cunningham joined the Bengal Engineers in 1831 and arrived in India in 1834. “In 1837 he was selected by Lord Auckland to join Colonel Claud Wade, who was then the political agent upon the Sikh frontier, as assistant, with the special duty of fortifying Firozpur, the agentÂ’s headquarters. This appointment brought him into close connection with the Sikhs, and, as he spent the next eight years of his life in political employments in this part of India, he was able to obtain that thorough knowledge of their manners and customs which makes his History of the Sikhs one of the most valuable books ever published in connection with Indian history. In 1838 he was present at the interview between Lord Auckland and Runjeet Singh, the great Sikh chieftain; in 1839 he accompanied Colonel Wade when he forced the Khyber Pass, and he was promoted first lieutenant on 20 May in that year; in 1840 he was placed in charge of Ludhiana, under G. Russell Clerk, Colonel WadeÂ’s successor, and as political officer accompanied Brigadier-general Shelton and his army through the Sikh territory to Peshawur on his way to Cabul, and then accompanied Colonel Wheeler and Dost Muhammad, the deposed ameer of Afghanistan, back to British territory; in 1841 he was sent on a special mission to the principality of Jammu; in 1842 he was present at the interview between Lord Ellenborough and Dost Muhammad and the SikhsÂ… He spent four years on [the History], and on its publication in 1849 it was received with the greatest favor by the English press, a verdict which posterity has ratified, for it is universally recognized as the one authority upon the subject. But though this history made his name as an historian, it brought him into deep disgrace with his superiors. In his last chapter he treated of the history of the first Sikh war, and in it he made use of the knowledge he had obtained while acting as political agent with the army in the field, and distinctly asserted that two of the Sikh generals, Lal Singh and Tej Singh, were bought. Both Lord Hardinge and Colonel Henry Lawrence, who had acted as political agent after the death of Major Broadfoot, asserted that there had been no private negotiations with any of the Sikh leaders; but the confidential position which Cunningham had held, and still more his disgrace which followed, are strong arguments that such negotiations did pass” (DNB). As a result of the controversy, Cunningham was stripped of his authority and ordered to go on regular regimental duty. He lost most of his income in the process and any possibility of political advancement. Indeed, the publication of The History of the Sikhs marked the end of his career. He was known primarily for revealing confidential documents and his great accomplishments were little recognized, The History of the Sikhs having been largely suppressed. Cunningham died unexpectedly in 1851. Indeed, the second edition—featuring CunninghamÂ’s own corrections and additions—was not published until 1853, too late for CunninghamÂ’s reputation to matter. Folding map expertly linen-backed, interior generally quite nice, binding fine. A lovely copy in fine condition.

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        Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets

      1849. First Edition . HOWITT, William. Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets. London: Richard Bentley, 1849. Two volumes expanded to four. Octavo, early 20th-century full green morocco, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, top edges gilt, uncut. $4200.Early edition of this survey of the homes of the great English poets—among them Chaucer, Shakespeare and Milton—extra-illustrated with over 150 portraits and plates, and with a three-page autograph letter signed by the author William Howitt tipped in. Expanded with the additional material from two volumes into four, and very handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.Also features the homes and lives of Burns, Shelley, Byron, Wordsworth, Goldsmith, Rogers, Tennyson, Coleridge and Scott. ""Howitt's blend of history, topography, spirituality, and democratic politics was immensely popular"" (ODNB), and Homes and Haunts was one of the prolific author's most popular works, running through several editions. The autograph letter, on one sheet of paper folded once to make four pages and handwritten on three, is dated May 3, 1852, and reads in part: ""I regret to say that my engagements will not allow me to be present at the —- tomorrow re the Booksellers' Association question. But you are quite aware that I thoroughly sympathize with the Free Trade advocates, and have entire confidences in the meeting taking the most salutary steps in the matter. I consider that the doom of the association is already pronounced, as one of its chief supporters himself admitted to me the other dayÂ…"" First published in 1847, in two volumes. Text and plates fine. Joints of Volume I skillfully repaired. A beautiful and desirable extra-illustrated set.

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        Statuts de l'Ordre du Saint-Esprit

      1849. First Edition . VIEL-CASTEL, Horace de. Statuts de lÂ’Ordre du Saint-Esprit au Droit Desir ou du Noeud Institué a Naples en 1352, par Louis dÂ’Anjou, Premier du Nom, Roi de Jerusalem, de Naples et de Sicilie, Manuscrit du XIVme SiècleÂ… Avec une Notice sur la Peinture des Miniatures et la Description du Manuscrit par M. Le Comte Horace de Viel-Castel. Paris: Englemann et Graf, 1853. Folio (13 by 17-1/2 inches), contemporary full red crushed morocco gilt, covers elaborately gilt-decorated with inlaid morocco-gilt coats of arms, raised bands, gilt-decorated endpapers. $3000.First edition of this dazzling reproduction of one of the most striking illuminated manuscripts of the 14th century, the laws of the chivalric order “du Saint-Esprit au Droit Desir,” reproducing the manuscript in brilliant color on 17 vivid chromolithographic plates heightened with gilt. Beautifully bound by Gruel.Louis de Tarente founded the chivalric order Saint-Esprit au Droit Desir (or, Ordre du Noeud) in Naples in 1352 to consolidate his power as the newly installed King of Naples and Sicily. This exquisitely printed facsimile includes an essay on the painting of miniatures and a transcript of the French text, both by Horace de Viel-Castel, director of the Louvre until 1863. Text in French. Two minor marginal marks to Plate I, not affecting image. A lovely volume in fine condition, beautifully bound.

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        The History of Pendennis, His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy Two Volumes

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1849 - Two octovo in full leather, fine binding, five raised bands, tight bindings, unfoxed pages (uncut) , all original wraps(24 issues bound In with issues 23 and 24 being a joint issue, two book plates, else both volumes VG+++. Bound in is a letter from an admirer and critic: "I trust you will pardon a boy's mentioning what appears to him a trifling error in your novel 'Pendennis'". To which Thackery replys in his tiny script: "I think you have caught Mr. Pendennis is in a scrape from me.I assure you I am on that subject quite in the dark. .Your very faithful servant. W. M. Thackery." A first bound edition with originals bound in. Scarce ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        PROFESSOR RISLEY AND MR. J.R. SMITH'S ORIGINAL GIGANTIC MOVING PANORAMA OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, EXTENDING FROM THE FALLS OF ST. ANTHONY TO THE GULF OF MEXICO

      London, 1849. ix,[10]-32pp. plus engraved frontis. Facsimile printed wrappers. Very good. A scarce pamphlet both describing and advertising one of the great Mississippi panoramas. According to the titlepage, the panorama depicts "nearly four thousand miles of American scenery, running through nine states of the Union (sixteen degrees of latitude, from the wheat of the north to the orange of the south)." "J.R. Smith claimed to be the originator of the moving Panorama in America, having exhibited his first painting of the Mississippi in Boston in 1839. Although this was destroyed by fire, the artist had retained his drawings and with the help of Professor Riley completed a second picture including the new towns upon the river" - Sabin. Only four copies in OCLC, including Yale, the Huntington Library, the New York Public Library, and Trinity College, Dublin (all under different accession numbers). SABIN 83011.

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        Signed Carte-de-Visite [CDV; Carte de Visite]

      London: Fradelle and Marschall. Very Good. A Very Good Carte-de-Visite of the famous Pre-Raphaelite English painter and illustrator John Everett Millais, being a signed woodbury type photo produced by Fradelle and Marschall, SIGNED BY JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, below his image. Millais, a child-prodigy, became the youngest student to enter the Royal Academy Schools which he did so at the tender age of 11. A highly-regarded artist, Millais produced numerous paintings, the most controversial of which was "Christ in the House of His Parents" (1849–50), a work which portrayed a working class Holy Family labouring in a messy carpentry workshop with Jesus bleeding from a wound in his hand. In addition to being a highly-regarded Painter, Millais also establishing a strong reputation as an illustrator, quite notably producing illustrations for a number of the works of Anthony Trollope as well as of Tennyson's poems. He also provided illustrations for magazines such as Good Words. The CDV was produced by Fradelle and Marschall, a photographic and miniature-painting partnership between Albert Eugene Fradelle & William Shury Marshall, which maintained two studios in Regent Street, Westminster, London and which existed for only a short while (1873-1877) -- thus dating this CDV to sometime within that short period. [Fradelle seems to have stayed in business on his own for a time, but the firm is recorded as bankrupt by 1877.] The National Portrait Gallery, London, has 58 of their photographs, including an unsigned one like the CDV described herein but with some damage to the image background. The Gallery's holding of a like (unsigned) CDV demonstrates that this signed CDV is worthy of being held by any Gallery or institutional collection. A VERY GOOD CDV OF THE HIGHLY-NOTABLE ILLUSTRATOR JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS, SIGNED BY JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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        Anatomie comparée. Recueil des planches de myologie dessinées par Georges Cuvier ou exécutées sous ses yeux par M. Laurillard et Mercier.

      Paris, Dusacq, (1849-1856). ____ Première édition. Les dessins de cet ouvrage "étaient destinés par M. Cuvier à accompagner l'édition d'un grand traité d'Anatomie comparée, dont les cinq volumes de ses "Leçons d'anatomie comparée" n'étaient considérés par lui que comme un abrégé, et qu'il se proposait de publier après avoir terminé l' "Histoire naturelle des poissons". Un grand nombre de ces dessins ont été faits par lui même; les autres ont été exécutés par moi sous ses yeux." (Note préliminaire de Laurillard). La publication de cet ouvrage monumental a été longtemps ajournée, aucun éditeur ne voulant prendre le risque de le publier. Une subvention du Ministère de l'Instruction publique l'a permis, bien après la mort de Cuvier, mais il n'a jamais été achevé: les planches 309-310 et 324-325 n'ont jamais publiées, ni le texte accompagnant les planches 336-340. Paru en livraisons sur 7 ans, on en connaît très peu d'exemplaires complets. Cet exemplaire est COMPLET DES 336 PLANCHES parues, mais il manque 12 feuillets d'explication des planches : [pl. 129-142 (Hyène), 240 à 242 (Cabiai) et pl. 259 à la fin]. L'exemplaire de la BNF est incomplet, 211 planches seulement ; celui de la bibliothèque de Strasbourg a 167 planches. De toute rareté. Quelques rousseurs. ***** "Seeking to produce one great 'Anatomie Comparée', Cuvier spent his life gathering some 13,000 items for the museum's public gallery and collecting drawings and documents; 336 plates made according to his drawings and those of Laurillard appeared between 1849 and 1856, with the title 'Anatomie comparée, Recueil de planches de myologie'." DSB III, 524 This copy is complete of the 336 lithographed plates published. It lacks 12 explanatory text leaves. Published in livraisons during 7 years, this book is of utmost rarity. The Bibliotheque Nationale de France has an incomplete copy with 211 plates only. Nissen ZBI 1005. In-plano. Collation : (4), VI, (2) pp., (41) ff. , 336 planches. En feuilles, sous portefeuille demi-toile de l'époque.

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        NARRATIVES OF VOYAGES TOWARDS THE NORTH-WEST, in Search of a Passage to Cathay and India. 1496 to 1631. With Selections from the Early Records of the Honourable The East India Tea Company and from Manuscripts in the British Museum.

      London: Hakluyt Society, 1849. vi, xx, 260 pages of text. Original blue stamped hardcover binding with gilt spine lettering and front cover gilt stamp of the ship "Victoria." Moderate shelfwear and sunning to spine, with chips to spine extremities; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Illustrated in black & white with three maps and one plate containing facsimiles of signatures. First Series, No. 5. Both of the folding maps are torn with no loss. Minor foxing scattered throughout text, with moderate foxing to endpapers. Accounts of the voyages of Cabot, Davis, Frobisher, and others, drawn chiefly from the works of Hakluyt, Purchas, Harris, and Foxe.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia

      

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        Shirley, A Tale

      1849. First Edition . BRONTË, Charlotte. Shirley, A Tale. By Currer Bell, Author of ""Jane Eyre."" London: Smith, Elder, 1849. Three volumes. Octavo, early 20th-century full tan calf gilt rebacked with original spines laid down, raised bands, red and slate morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; housed in a custom slipcase. $4200.First edition of this important Brontë novel, handsomely bound by Bayntun Riviere with original cloth covers and spines bound in at the rear of each volume.""Shirley is a revolutionary novel. It questions men's power over women and workers… a more substantially radical work than Agnes Grey, as ambitious in its own way as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights"" (Gordon, 180, 184). ""Charlotte Brontë's most social novel [was] intended in her own words to be 'unromantic as Monday morning…Shirley herself is an attempt to portray a woman with freedom and power to act…she was intended to be what Emily Brontë might have been 'had she been placed in health and prosperity"" (Drabble, 900). Without half titles, as issued; with 16-page publisher's catalogue at the rear of Volume I and three pages of advertisements at the rear of Volume III. Smith 5. Princeton University Library Brontë Collection, 74, 75. Sadleir 348. Light expert restoration to extremities. A handsome copy..

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        MEMORIA DEL MINISTRO DE RELACIONES INTERIORES Y ESTERIORES.

      Mexico: Imprenta de Vicente Garcia Torres, 1849. - 47pp. Original printed wrappers. Spine perishing, corners chipped. Scattered foxing and light tanning. About very good. A very scarce pamphlet regarding Mexican diplomatic relations with the United States and Canada after the end of the Mexican-American War. Its author, Luis Gonzaga Cuevas, defended the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo before the Mexican congress, and also served as the Minister for Interior and Exterior Relations for six months in 1848 and 1849. Rare, with only four copies located in OCLC, and not in Palau.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      [Haworth], 21. V. 1849. - 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. A poignant, unpublished letter by the author of "Jane Eyre", written on mourning paper (after the recent deaths of her sister Emily and her brother Branwell) to her close friend Ellen Nussey in Birstall near Leeds, but a week before the death of her last remaining sibling, Anne (author of the novels "Agnes Grey" and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall"). She recounts her sister's "difficulty of breathing" and makes plans for shopping together in York while acknowledging that the project resembles "a dreary mockery", considering her sister's state of health: "Dear Ellen / Your offer of doing anything for us in Leeds is very kind - but I think we had better leave our little purchases till we get to York - Mrs Henry Clapham was here yesterday - she recommmended two milliners[,] a Mrs Cook and a Miss Peach - she preferred the latter - her house is in the same street as the Inn where we shall put up. I wish it seemed less like a dreary mockery in us to talk of buying bonnets etc. Anne was very ill yesterday - she had difficulty of breathing all day - even when sitting perfectly still - to-day she seems better again. I long for the moment to come when the experiment of the sea-air will be tried. Will it do her good? I cannot tell - I can only wish. / We will leave all other topics till we meet. / Yours truly / C Bront

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        Neu-S

      - Bodi 4717; Engelmann I, p. 241. cf. Ferguson IV, 5137. First edition of the German translation of an emigrant's guide to New South-Wales, Australia. The work was written by John Pattison and published anonymously, based on his own experiences during his twelve year stay in Australia. It was first published in 1849, entitled New South-Wales: its past, present and future condition, with notes upon its resources and capabilities. The short preface states that is was published "with the hope that it may add to the diffusion of truthful information respecting Australia, and the knowledge that is will not mislead" (English edition). It starts with a brief history of "New Holland" and its first settlers, and continues with a description of its population, the high need for skilled labourers, and all kinds of information the emigrant should know before going to Australia. With a library stamp on title-page and the first and last few pages foxed. Otherwise a very good copy.

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        EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY. PRESENTATION COPY.

      London, from the Philosphical Transactions, printed by Richard Taylor, 1849. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, Number 22 for 1849, Twenty-second Series. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, a few small text illustrations, pages: title page, 1-41, [1 - blank], bound in pale brown wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (1792 - 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence Letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to 'Messrs Waterfield and Balfour', (Henry William Paget, 1768-1854, M.P., Field Marshal, 2nd Earl Uxbridge, 1st Marquis)

      1849 - saying it would have given him "infinite gratification" to "meet the wishes of the Members of a School of which I am proud to have been a Scholar", but does not feel able to apply to Prince Albert "to obtain the sanction of Her Majesty the Queen for the performance of the Annual Westminster Play, previously to the Funeral of her late Majesty ", Queen Adelaide, who had died on 2nd December, "when it is probable that all public Theatres will be closed", in a P.S. signed 'A.' on another matter, he feels he is "not a competent authority upon the cases in question" and advises them to consult the Dean [William Buckland], together with the Marquis's engaging engraved portrait by I. Thomson after Sir William Beechey, from the European Magazine, 1st October 1821, showing him head and shoulders, in profile but turning towards the artist, 8

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        Die Donaul

      Haendel s Verl. 1849 - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 506 Haendel s Verl., Lpz., 1849. 266 S. mit 60 Stahlstich-Tafeln, orig. Halbleder. (R

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        EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY. PRESENTATION COPY.

      London, from the Philosphical Transactions, printed by Richard Taylor, 1849.. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, Number 22 for 1849, Twenty-second Series. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, a few small text illustrations, pages: title page, 1-41, [1 - blank], bound in pale brown wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (1792 - 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence Letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        [GROUP OF NINE POLITICAL BROADSIDES RELATING TO THE 1848 REVOLUTIONS IN GERMANY]

      Berlin, 1849. Nine broadsides, various sizes. Folded. Some wrinkling and chipping. One broadside split along central fold. Light tanning and foxing. About very good. Nine German political broadsides addressing aspects of the 1848 Revolution in Prussia. Along with citizens of several European countries, German citizens in a number of states rose up in the spring of 1848 to demand more democratic government and a unified Germany. In Prussia, protestors confronted the King, Frederick William IV demanding parliamentary elections and a free press. Several days later, a prolonged street battle between demonstrators and the Prussian army left over two hundred dead, and the King agreed to the formation of a Constitutional Assembly. By the end of the year, however, the body was unable to agree upon a functioning constitution, and Frederick William was able to regain almost all of his authority by the middle of 1849. The vast majority of broadsides present in this group express the revolutionary perspective. They put forth ideas for the prospective new constitution, impugn the monarch and the ruling classes, and issue calls to arms to the Prussian people to protect their country and their fellow brothers and citizens. One broadside prints a satire of army officers among the revolutionary forces; another publishes Frederick William's rejection of the imperial crown offered to him by the failing National Assembly in May, 1849, of which only three copies are recorded in OCLC. Fascinating and ephemeral propaganda from a period of great upheaval in Central Europe.

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        THE HISTORIE OF TRAVAILE INTO VIRGINIA BRITANNIA; Expressing the Cosmographie & Comodites of the Country, Together with the Manners and Customes of the People. [History of Travel into Virginia].

      London: Hakluyt Society, 1849. xl, 203 pages of text including an index. Original blue stamped hardcover binding with gilt spine lettering and front cover gilt stamp of the ship "Victoria." Slight sunning to spine, with minor rubbing to spine extremities; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Illustrated in black & white with a fold-out map, and six plates including facsimiles of historic signatures. First Series, No. 6. Numerous pages uncut and unopened. From the British Museum, Sloan MS 1622. Title continues "...Gathered & Observed as well by those who went first thither as collected by William Strachey.". First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Album der Deutsche National-Versammlung nach Seibs Lichtbildern gezeichnet und lithographiert von H. Hasselhorst, Ph. Winterwerb und anderen. Mit einem Grundriss des Innern der Pauls-Kirche

      Carl Jügels Verlag, Frankfurt/M., 1849. 54 lithographierte Portraittafeln der Mitglieder der Frankfurter Nationalversammlung, 1 gefalteten lithographiertem Grundriss des Inneren der Pauls-Kirche, 1 Verzeichnis der Portraits sowie einem lithograph. Titelblatt, spätere Halbleinen-Flügelmappe mit aufgezogenem original Titel (etwas stockfleckig) - seltenes vollständiges Galeriewerk, herausgegeben kurz nach der Frankfurter Versammlung -

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        Signed Carte-de-Visite [CDV; Carte de Visite]

      London: Fradelle and Marschall. Very Good. A Very Good Carte-de-Visite of the famous Pre-Raphaelite English painter and illustrator John Everett Millais, being a signed woodbury type photo produced by Fradelle and Marschall, SIGNED BY JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, below his image. Millais, a child-prodigy, became the youngest student to enter the Royal Academy Schools which he did so at the tender age of 11. A highly-regarded artist, Millais produced numerous paintings, the most controversial of which was "Christ in the House of His Parents" (1849–50), a work which portrayed a working class Holy Family labouring in a messy carpentry workshop with Jesus bleeding from a wound in his hand. In addition to being a highly-regarded Painter, Millais also establishing a strong reputation as an illustrator, quite notably producing illustrations for a number of the works of Anthony Trollope as well as of Tennyson's poems. He also provided illustrations for magazines such as Good Words. The CDV was produced by Fradelle and Marschall, a photographic and miniature-painting partnership between Albert Eugene Fradelle & William Shury Marshall, which maintained two studios in Regent Street, Westminster, London and which existed for only a short while (1873-1877) -- thus dating this CDV to sometime within that short period. [Fradelle seems to have stayed in business on his own for a time, but the firm is recorded as bankrupt by 1877.] The National Portrait Gallery, London, has 58 of their photographs, including an unsigned one like the CDV described herein but with some damage to the image background. The Gallery's holding of a like (unsigned) CDV demonstrates that this signed CDV is worthy of being held by any Gallery or institutional collection. A VERY GOOD CDV OF THE HIGHLY-NOTABLE ILLUSTRATOR JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS, SIGNED BY JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS. QUITE SCARCE INDEED.

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        A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers Thoreau's first book

      Boston: James Munroe & Company, 1849 Minor wear to spine ends, lettering at spine foot rubbed off, else a fine crisp copy with bright gilt and quite internally clean. Extremely rare in this condition, even 100 years ago when this book was auctioned off.***Thoreau's first book – 1000 copies published at his own expense of which only 550 were bound - less than 300 were sold or given away by the publisher Munroe and Thoreau, and in 1853 the remainder was returned to him whereupon he hauled it up to his attic and sarcastically bemoaned the dismal sales. Ex-Jacob Chester Chamberlain, famed turn of the century collector with three lines of text dropped by the publisher penciled in his hand on page 396, along with his acquisition slip from another noted collector, Beverly Chew of the Grolier Club in New York City. Housed in an amazing contemporary custom pull off case with elaborate tooling, commissioned by Chamberlain, as was his custom for many of his most fantastic books. Sold at Anderson's 1st Editions of Ten American Authors Chamberlain auction of 1909 along with a myriad of rarities. This copy also contains two contemporary ownership signatures - most interestingly one of a Roswell Foster - a reverend in the Concord/general New England area and a contemporary of Thoreau. A few notes in the book about landmarks would point to Foster's hand or at least someone else with intimate knowledge of the areas Thoreau traversed with his brother.*******

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        Die Zukunft der Völker ('Brüderlichkeit').

      - altgouachierte Litho. mit schwarzem Tuscherand v. F. Lentze n. Frédéric Sorrieu (?), 1849, 31 x 44,5 Das Blatt zeigt in einem gemeinsamen Zug der Völker Europas, die jeweils unter dem flatternden Banner ihrer Nation in die Freiheit ziehen, worin sich der sich der Gleichklang der Nationen manifestiert. - Keine weltliche, sondern eine geistliche Instanz - Christus als Verkörperung der Brüderlichkeit - schwebt über den Nationen. - Der Zug mit Männern und Frauen, Abgeordnete, Studenten, Handwerker, Bürger, Bauern und Winzer. - Im Zug die Völker mit den verschiedenen Flaggen der Nationen. - Im Vordergrund links die Statue der Germania mit einer Tafel in der Hand u. der Aufschrift Menschenrechte". - Im Vordergrund auf dem Boden liegende Kronen, Zepter und andere Herrschaftsymbole. - Sehr seltenes und dekoratives Blatt!

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