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        Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus [with] The Ghost-Seer! Vol I [Volume 1] (Bentley's Standard Novels)

      xii, 202; [2], 163, [3] pp. 8vo. 7 x 4 1/2. This 1849 edition followed the 1831 Bentley edition, which was the first illustrated edition of Shelley's work, and the third edition of the work overall. This 1849 printing includes the preface first written for that edition, which explains the events that inspired the author to write the book (a 'waking dream' she experienced while vacationing in Geneva). Also included is the frontispiece from the 1831 edition. Bound together with Frankenstein is an English translation of the first volume of Friedrich Schiller's The Ghost-Seer!, originally published in German. Shelley's work was immensely important, and is still considered a foundational work in the subsequent formation of the science fiction and horror genres. Rebacked with new end sheets, original backstrip laid down. Portion of frontispiece clipped by an unscrupulous previous owner, ostensibly to remove personal information from the blank on the recto of the leaf. Mild smudges to a few pages, otherwise text is clean and unmarked. London: Richard Bentley, 1849. Good/No Jacket.

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        Phrenology Exemplified and Illustrated, with Upwards of Forty Etchings: Being Scraps No. 7, for the Year 1849

      Johnston 1849 - An exceptionally fine edition of the 1849 Scraps, a bit of light sunning around the front wrapper but overall in stunning condition - fresh, tight and clean spine without crease, clean and sharp around the edges. Slight foxing on tissue between plates but plates crips. Back wrapper same. Quite possibly one of the finest copies in existence. Email for pics. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Tagebuch des Generalen Patrick Gordon, während seiner Kriegsdienste unter den Schweden und Polen vom Jahre 1655 bis 1661, und seines Aufenthaltes in Russland vom Jahre 1661 bis 1699, zu ersten Male vollständig veröffentlicht durch Fürst M.

      A. Obolenski und Dr. phil M. C. Posselt. 1-3. Moscow, Universitäts-Buchdrukerei/ St. Petersburg, Commission bei K. F. Köhler in Leipzig, 1849-(53). 8vo. (4),+ LXIX,+ (blank),+ 652, 663-672 pp.+ 2 lith. portraits; (8),+ XVIII,+ (8),+ 735 pp.+ lith. plate,+ 2 folding lith. plans; (2),+ VI,+ (1),+ (blank),+ 417,+ (blank),+ 117,+ (2) pp,+ folding. lith. facsimile. Spotting and foxing, the title pages to part two and three with off-setting, the larger plan with paper repair. Somewhat worn brown half morocco, spines gilt and with lithogr. sfront wrapper preserved to part one and three. Three volumes. Setterwall 2324. The two portraits, depicting Gordon and his second wife, born Ronaer, and the explanatory page LXIX in part one were printed separatly after the printing of the first volume, and are here bound in the beginning on the volume (see page LXIX and preface to the second part). Patrick Gordon (1635-99) was a Scottish soldier of fortune who became a general in the Russian army and a close friend of Tsar Peter I. He originally enlisted in the Swedish army in 1655 and he served alternately for Sweden and for Poland in the Swedish-Polish wars of 1655-56. In 1661 he took service in the Russian army, where he enjoyed a very successful military career, fighting in the Turkish wars in 1676-81, and decisive in the capturing of Azov in 1696. During the revolution in Moskow in 1689 Gordon and his troops took side for Tsar Peter, and after this Gordon remained high in the Tsar's favour. The diary of general Gordon, written in English and preserved in the archive of the Imperial Russian foreign office, was first published in the present German translation. The importance of his diary for the understanding of late seventeenth-century Russia has long been recognised and it is an outstanding source for the reign of Peter the Great.

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        Schwemme am Kapitelplatz.

      Salzburg, J. Schoen, o.J.[um ] 1849 - Tonlithographie. ca. 21 x 26,5 cm. Gerahmt in Orig. Nußholzrahmen der Zeit, mit Passepartout. N/W 502.12 - Aus: Pezolt, Georg: Salzburg und seine Angrenzungen.

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        A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.

      Boston and Cambridge: James Munroe and Company, 1849 - Duodecimo (197 × 112 mm) in sixes. Publisher's presentation binding (BAL: "A:T cloth") of brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and the sides blindstamped with a 5-rule frame enclosing a rococo ornament, pale-yellow endpapers. Housed in a brown cloth chemise and brown cloth slipcase. Some minor wear to spine ends, short split to head of front joint, internally very fresh; an excellent, unusually bright copy. First edition, publisher's presentation copy sent for review before publication, with two marginal corrections made in pencil by Thoreau himself, correcting "work" to "wash" on p. 120 and "experience" to "[expe]diency" on p. 139; inscribed "Editor of the N.A. Review, from the Publishers" on the front free endpaper in a secretarial hand. The book was published on 30 May 1849. Munroe printed 1,000 sets of sheets but bound only 550 copies, using eight different cloth bindings. Review copies were sent out four days before the official publication date, and these pre-publication copies were corrected by Thoreau in pencil in two instances, when he realised that changes he had made in proof had been overlooked. The earliest copies have only these two corrections; at a later date, perhaps as late as 1855, Thoreau also realised that three lines had been omitted at the foot of p. 396; in a few copies he supplied these himself but most are supplied in pencil in a neat hand that resembles that of Sophia Thoreau. Pencil, of course, was the appropriate writing medium; the family's pencil company, Thoreau and Company, produced "the best-known pencils in the United States, praised by artists and artisans." This particular review copy was unlikely to have been well received. The editor of The North American Review, the country's most important and prestigious journal of the time, was Francis Bowen, under whom Thoreau studied philosophy at Harvard. Bowen had already attacked the arrogance and obscurantism of the Transcendentalists in a January 1837 review of Emerson's Nature in the the Christian Examiner. The remarkable fresh condition of this copy indicates that he did not read far, if it all, into the book. Allen, p. 1; BAL 20104; Borst A1.1.a; Howes T220. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Punctuation Reduced to a System. How to Stop and when to Stop. Fifth Edition.

      London: John Ollivier 50 Pall Mall 1849 - 12mo, 141 x 85 mms., pp. vi, [7] - 143 [144 "Opinion of the Press"], contemporary half calf, marbled boards, spine blocked in gilt, bound by Potter & Son York, with the bookplate of Andrew Fairburn on the front paste-down end-paper; end-papers a little foxed, but a very good to fine copy. Day was editor of the Jersey Argus, and the author of Slavery in America shown to be Peculiarly Abominable (1841). Manfred Görlach, in An Annnotated Bibliography of Nineteenth-Century Grammars of English (1998), records a third edition in 1843, a sixth in 1853, and a seventh in 1862. OCLC World Cat locates a second and a third edition in 1847, but with no other listings. There are a few copies in British libraries, and three in United States libraries: NYPL, Trinity College (Hartford), and Pennsylvania. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Geheimnisse der Angel- und Netzfischerei - von Lord Clinton. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Die Geheimnisse der Angel- und Netzfischerei - von Lord Clinton. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Jakob Ernst von Reider.

      Jüterbog, A.M.Colditz Verlag 1849. 1. Aufl. XX, 92 Seiten erste deutsche Ausgabe Gr.8°, Softcover/Paperback Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, Block einmal gebrochen, unbeschnitten, stockfleckig, extrem selten, ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ aus der Sammlung Stölzle Nr.24

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        D'Orbigny's Puff-leg

      John Gould and H.C. Richter D'Orbigny's Puff-leg 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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        Mémoires d'Outre-tombe

      Original edition.Binders half sheepskin lees of wine back smooth decorated with double gold striping and cold, marbled paper plates, parts of title and volume number brown sheepskin, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, sprinkled edges, bindings the time.Our copy is exceptionally enriched with 26 of the 30 steel engravings by Staal of the illustrated edition of memoirs from beyond the grave which appeared the same year by the same publisher.In addition, our model includes an autograph letterLovely group established in a beautiful contemporary binding, which is rare to encounter a fortiori as Clouzot enriched Staal steel engravings.  Penaud Paris 1849-1850 13x21,5cm 12 volumes reliés

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        Atlas: Meyer\'s Zeitungs- und Groschen-Atlas wohl um 1849 Stahlstiche

       1849. Atlas: Meyer\'s Zeitungs- und Groschen-AtlasStiche 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 cmSW: 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 Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Groschen Atlas Meyer

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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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        Mephistopheles. Nr. 1 - Nr. 85. Mit 85 ganzseitigen lithographischen Karikaturen.

      Hamburg (bis Heft 5) bzw. Wandsbek (ab Heft 6), Hoffmann und Campe 1848-1849. - Gr.-8°, 680 SS. (jedes Heft 8 Seiten), roter Halblederband der Zeit. (Hinterdeckel lichtrandig, Bezugspapier gering lädiert). Einige Hefte papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, wenige Flecken, eine Illustration mit kindlicher Kritzelei. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Die Lithographien nach Zeichnungen von J.Popper und C.Kiesel. Vorhanden sind die Hefte vom 2.4.1848 bis zum 11.11.1849. Die Zeitschrift erschien erstmalig von Januar bis Mai 1847, wurde dann von der Zensur verboten und erschien wieder vom 2.4.1848 bis zum 27.6.1852. Kulturhistorisch wichtiges satyrisches Wochenblatt. Bertheau S. 72-73 :"Das Blatt ist eine unerschöpfliche Quelle der bittersten und beißendsten Satire auf derzeitige hamburgische und allgemeine politische Ereignisse. Vielfach verboten und durch die Zensur unterdrückt. Zu den Mitarbeitern zählte der jugendliche Julius Stettenheim". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Letters to Charles Buller, Junior, Esq., M.P., from the Australian Patriotic Association

      Sydney: D. L. Welch, Atlas Office, George Street, opposite the Barrack Gate, 1849. Octavo, inscribed from the author on the title-page, with the addendum slip; handsome burgundy roan binding, lettered in gilt. An excellent copy of one of William Bland's more uncommon titles, inscribed to one of his main supporters, again in the distinctive Sydney roan bindings with which Bland is associated.This 1849 publication, as Bland makes clear in the preface, reprints and collects the more important papers of the Australian Patriotic Association ('Numerous applications being still made for the papers of the Patriotic Association, now nearly out of print, it becomes desirable to republish them...'). The letters collected here were addressed to Charles Buller, a British reformer who had died in 1848, a year before this publication was issued. The dedication is to Bland's great ally W.C. Wentworth. Bland made a habit of presenting such volumes, usually to figures of influence, and this is no exception, inscribed to "J. D. Crawford, Esq. with the author's kind regards. 1849." Crawford was listed as one of the earliest supporters of the Association, and by 1839 was appointed the Collector of subscriptions. A few scuffs to the binding, a very good copy.

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        Simon's Sabre-wing

      John Gould and W. Hart Simon's Sabre-wing 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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        Specimens of the flora of South Africa by a lady.

      London W. Nicol Shakespeare Press 1849 - First edition. Large folio (59 x 46 cm), subscription list, pictorial lithographed title, 8 lithographed plates and large floral tailpiece, all hand-coloured and heightened with gum arabic, modern green half morocco gilt preserving original green morocco label, a fine copy. Spectacular South African flora. Roupell (1817-1914) was married to an East India Company official In 1843, her husband was posted to the Cape for a period of service leave and she accompanied him. During her two-year stay in South Africa Roupell whiled away her leisure hours by painting the local flowers that happened to catch her eye. A visitor to the Cape, Nathaniel Wallich, who was at that time in charge of the Calcutta Botanical Garden, and happened to be a guest at the same Cape Town hotel as the Roupells, was struck by the quality of her work. The Roupells returned to Madras in 1845 where Arabella continued her botanical painting. When Wallich retired to London from Calcutta in 1846, he persuaded her to allow him to take along some of her paintings to show to Sir William Jackson Hooker. Hooker was delighted with her work and with Arabella's botanist brother-in-law, George Roupell, chose ten of the plates for publication. Having received the blessing of both Hooker and Wallich, the plates were handed to the eminent Victorian lithographer, Paul Gauci, who prepared the illustrations for the printer W. Nicol of the Shakespeare Press on Pall Mall. The descriptive text accompanying the plates was provided by William Henry Harvey, the Irish botanist. One hundred subscribers were listed, a large portion being from the Peerage, and not counting Victoria, Prince Albert and the Directors of the East India Company. The book was well received not only in England, but also on the Continent, where the author was elected a member of the Regensburg Society of Arts. The work is dedicated to Wallich in recognition of his 'flattering encouragement and scientific guidance' with 'every feeling of grateful and affectionate esteem'. It is thought that only 110 copies of the atlas folio were printed, making the work rare, expensive and highly desirable to collectors. Nissen BBI 1687; Great Flower Books p 74; Stafleu TL 29684 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River: Being a Narrative of the Expedition Fitted Out by John Jacob Astor, to Establish the "Pacific Fur Company;" With an Account of some Indian Tribes on the Coast of the Pacific.

      Smith, Elder and Co., 1849 - FIRST EDITION of Alexander Ross's account of the first Anglo settlements at the mouth of the Columbia River. 8vo. 8 x 5 1/8 inches. (xvi), 352, 16 [ads dated February 1849] pp. Folding "Map of Columbia to Illustrate Ross's Adventures" as frontispiece, Vocabulary of indigenous languages, Table of Weather; text clean, un-marked. Blind-stamped brown cloth, spine titled in gilt; binding square and tight, rubbed corners lightly bumped, spine ends chipped, backstop coming loose along front hinge, but tacked down with adhesive. A better than usual copy in the market. Very Good. Alexander Ross arrived at the mouth of the Columbia in March of 1811 as a young man, serving as clerk, and helped to build Fort Astoria. While in the Northwest, Ross helped explore the Snake River region, western Montana, and the Willamette River. His "Adventures of the First Settlers on the Oregon or Columbia River" contains important observations on Native American culture and the society of the fur traders. His memoirs remain an indispensable source on the history of the early Pacific Northwest. REFERENCES: Graff Collection, No. 3576; Howes, U.S.iana, R448 ("col. front. [in few copies]" - this copy without the color frontispiece); Sabin, Bibliotheca Americana, 73327; Tweney, Washington 89, No. 67; Wagner-Camp, Plains and the Rockies, No. 172; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, No. 635. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Raphaël

      first edition. Binding to bradel half blue morocco night with corners, back smoothes decorated with gilded cartridges decorated with golden tracery and night blue morocco mosaic of pieces laid flowers, golden tail date nets gilded frames on marbled paper boards , guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers, bookplate pasted on a flat, signed binding Carayon. Our copy is exceptionally enriched 6 etchings by Tony Johannot, plus another, contained in the printed illustrated edition a year later by the same publisher. Some small minor foxing. Nice copy pleasantly established. Perrotin & Furne & Cie Paris 1849 15x23,5cm relié

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        Four Years in the Pacific in Her Majesty's Ship "Collingwood" from 1844 to 1848.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1849. Two volumes, octavo, frontispieces, vignettes; original blind decorated blue cloth. A lively and talkative account of the Pacific and western coast of America in the 1840s. The Collingwood stopped at the Hawaiian Islands, Mexico and California, as well as other South Pacific islands such as Tahiti and Samoa. Forbes describes the value of this unguarded account of Hawaii, including a walking tour of the Kilauea volcano, description of Byron Bay at Hilo, an audience with the king, wild boar hunting, and so forth. Following an accident, Walpole convalesced at a native village in the Nuuanu Valley and 'had ample opportunity to observe native life'.This is an attractive set in original cloth, from the library of Commander Geoffrey Ingleton. Very nice.

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        Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia...

      London: T. and W. Boone, 1849. Two volumes, octavo, with folding map and fifteen plates including six chromolithographs; Boone advertisements at end of each volume (vol 1 8 pp., vol 2 [ii], 8, [iv] pp., undated) and an inserted advertising slip for the book by Stokes in vol 1; mild scattered foxing, a few leaves chipped at the fore-edge where opened but very good in half green morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. The famous original account of Sturt's last expedition to Coopers Creek and the Simpson Desert. His journey into the harsh interior of the continent was one for which he had petitioned over many years. One of its most important results was the final (and most reluctant) abandonment of any hope for the discovery of an inland sea. Sturt and his party of fifteen suffered dreadfully. They were trapped at Preservation Creek in the Grey Range for nearly six oppressive months after summer heat dried up all water in the surrounding country. The party was ravaged by scurvy, losing its second-in-command, and Sturt himself survived the return journey by using Aboriginal food sources. He received the rarely awarded gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society.This work is noteworthy for its detailed and engaging plates, some of which were engraved from field sketches by Sturt himself. The four attractive chromolithographic plates are after natural history studies by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter.

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        The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; Being an Account, Botanical and Geographical, of the Rhododendrons Recently Discovered in the Mountains of Eastern Himalaya, from Drawings and Descriptions Made on the Spot, During a Government Botanical Mission to that Country

      Reeve and Co 1849-[51], London - First Issue, lacking colored vignette and "Second Printing" on title page. An absolutely stunning book based on sketches by Joseph Dalton Hooker during his travel and explorations in Sikkim (now part of India), Tibet, and Nepal. Hooker's father, Sir William Hooker was director of Kew Gardens and saw the illustrations through to publication, with plates by botanical artist Walter Hood Fitch based on the younger Hooker's sketches. Volume is contained in an appropriately designed custom clamshell box made by the bookseller's in-house bindery. First Issue. 14, 7, [33], 30 colored plates. Elephant Folio. Burgundy cloth-covered boards in what appears to be a 19th century cloth binding; small repair at head of spine toward rear board. "Hooker's Rhododendrons" embossed in still bright gold on front cover board, gold titling to spine has faded somewhat with age and sunning. General scuffing and wear to cover boards as expected. Yellow paper endpapers appear to have been replaced at the time of the re-backing of the book which re-used of the 19th century binding, an exceptional job that is hardly noticeable. Small blind embossed label at base of rear pastedown near gutter states it was "Bound By David Stevens." This is a First Edition, not to be confused with the Second Edition that contains a tinted lithographic print on the title page. The First Edition exhibits a small circular profile of a man with the words "Nulla Dies" and "Sine Linea" at the right and left edges. Light age toning to the title page. All 30 plates intact and crisp, colors unbelievably vibrant, a whisper of age toning at edges of each plate as is to be expected. Minor spotting here and there on the text leaves facing each plate. (Great Flower Books (1990) p. 101). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abstract from a Meteorological Journal kept at Port Stephens, New South Wales, during the years 1843, 4, 5, 6 and 1847 [caption-title].

      Launceston: Henry Dowling, Printer, Octavo, 4 pp. and a folding table measuring 390 x 430 mm.; neatly bound in half dark blue morocco. The very rare separate publication of P.P. King's meteorological journal and thus a significant monument to the important Australian. Born on Norfolk Island, King was "the first and for years the only Australian-born to attain eminence in the world outside the Australian colonies" (ADB).Originally published in the sixth number of the Tasmanian Journal (1849), this is a separately issued offprint, identified by its pages being differently numbered for this purpose (from [1] to 4). Such offprints, now as then, are normally produced in small quantities for distribution by the author, usually to no more than a close circle of colleagues or friends.During the years 1817 to 1822 Phillip Parker King extensively surveyed the coastline of Australia, completing the work begun by Matthew Flinders, before returning to England and commanding surveying expeditions to Peru, Chile and Patagonia. King had become a shareholder in the Australian Agricultural Company in 1824, and it was as Resident Commissioner of the company that he took up residence at Tahlee House in Port Stephens at in 1839. Here he built his own observatory from which he made the observations for this journal and for an astronomical journal which he published for the years 1843-1848. Whilst at Port Stephens he also printed, for private distribution, sailing directions for the route to the Torres Strait, a paper on the specific gravity of water, and another on meteorology.Ferguson appears to have made two separate entries for the only copy of the Meteorological Journal he was able to locate (NL). The first entry assumes that the date of publication was 1847 and the later suggests 1849, as the article appeared in the Tasmanian Journal in January of that year. In fact as an offprint this would have preceded journal publication, while the data published by King goes to the very end of 1847; thus 1848 would be the more likely date.

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        Further Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation...

      London: William Clowes and Son for HMSO, February, 1849. Tall quarto, with a large folding handcoloured map of penal works in Van Diemen's Land, recent green boards with front wrapper bound in. A rich and diverse source of primary information on convict management, especially relating to alleged abuses on Norfolk Island under Commandant John Price. Following the collapse of the enlightened administration of Alexander Maconochie the island returned to old disciplinary practices, and by the late 1840s disturbing reports were circulating about unusual, and sometimes sadistic, behaviour by the guards.In this report the Reverend Bragly Naylor laments the acute shortage of labour available in the Australian colonies, providing examples of wastage and missed opportunities resulting from exorbitant wages. He asserts magnificent crops have rotted in the ground because the cost of reaping them is simply too high. Furthermore, the Reverend Naylor warns of dire moral consequences when wastrels and malcontents can command extortionate wages: 'The capitalist and the employer are the insulted drudges of the persons they are nevertheless forced at any rate to employ; while the exorbitant wages paid lead to idleness and dissipation, and there is no present help for it.' Having rejected coolie labour and German migrants, Naylor proposes a returned to convict labour in a modified form: here only selected convicts of good character are deemed worthy of transportation. This choice group would receive advanced trade education and form an efficient workforce, in contrast to the prevailing use of convicts for unskilled manual labour.Of significant interest is a detailed report by Comptroller-General John Hampton on the state of Norfolk Island under Commandant John Price. For some months leaked reports from wardens on Norfolk Island provided newspapers with detailed accounts of strange and sadistic practices occurring under Price's command. The application of discipline by other inmates and the introduction of the gag system to curb 'insolent, disgusting, and blasphemous language' raised widespread concerns. Hampton was clearly of the old guard, with a dim view of the men sent to Norfolk Island 'many of whom are more ignorant and debased than savages'. In this report he vigorously defends Price from any 'tyrannical abuse of power' and 'cruel and brutal punishments'. However, when Hampton returned to Norfolk Island in 1852 he revised his estimation of Price and condemned his management.

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        The South Australian Almanack and General Colonial Directory, for 1849.

      Adelaide: Andrew Murray, 1849. Octavo, folding frontispiece map with outline colouring, xl, 220 pp., (including directory and advertisements), with a folding table of goods and prices bound in; in plain brown cloth (if not original certainly of the period). A very good copy of Allen's 1849 almanac with the rare map of the "Settled Portions [Except S.E. District] of South Australia with situations of Mines of Copper & Lead".Early owner's signature for John Henry Kaines of Guernsey. Map a little frayed at one edge and laid down on tissue, overall a very good copy.

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        The Natural History of Ireland

      Reeve, Benham, and Reeve 1849 - Original decorated green cloth in good plus condition. Corners bumped, spines a bit dull. First three volumes have bookplates of two previous owners. Four volumes. Volume I: Birds, Raptores & Insessores, 1849, 434 pp.; Volume II: Birds, Rassores & Grallatores, 1850, 350 pp.; Volume III: Birds, Natatores, 1851, 491 pp.; and Volume IV: Mammalia, Reptiles, and Fishes, also Invertebrata, 1856, 516 pp. The last volume published posthumously with a portrait and Memoir of William Thompson, Esq. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shuseki ikkyo tezuma hayadenju [trans.: Magical Entertainments provided by a Master]

      - Fine woodcut port. of a magician & many illus. of tricks in the text. 29 (of 33, lacking the four leaves of index at the beginning); 7 folding leaves. Two parts in one vol. 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers, modern stitching. [Osaka: 1849]. First edition of this very richly illustrated work on Japanese magic. Jipposha (active 1844-49), was the author of two other magic books, both published also in the 1840s. The deceptions are portrayed in the woodcuts in a particularly vivid way. The tricks include pouring sake into a bottomless cup, mysterious appearances and disappearances of eggs, bringing out many things from a tiny box, tricks with fire, making a reception room seem as if it were the ocean, floating candles, sword swallowing, dancing chopsticks, dancing fire over water, tongue piercing, mystical creatures entering rooms, juggling acts, lifting very heavy things effortlessly, coin tricks, etc. Many of the tricks or deceptions require audience participation. Very good copy, lacking the four leaves of index. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A glance at the Interior of China obtained during a journey through the Silk and Green Tea districts The Chinese Miscellany No 1

      

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        The Court of Chancery; its inherent defects, as exhibited in its system of procedure and of fees; with suggestions for a remedy. Also an appendix, containing extracts from evidence taken before the Select Committee on Fees. 2nd edn.

      Stevens & Norton. 1849 Sewn as issued in cream wrappers. v.g.This scarce pamphlet was sent to Dickens shortly after the first instalment of Bleak House

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        History of Europe, from the commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1849. 14 volumes; 8vo. (22 x 65 cm). Contemporary full brown diced calf, black and tan title labels, gilt raised bands to blind tooled spines, marbled end papers and edge. With engraved portraits. Light general rubbing. A splendid set.

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        The Architect. A Series of Original Designs for Domestic and Ornamental Cottages connected with Landscape Gardening, adapted to the United States. Vols I & II. First edition

      New York: Dewit & Davenport, 1849. Folio; Vols. 1 & 2, each with 60 tinted lithograph plates. Original pictorial boards with leather spines. Some foxing. OCLC Number:24823132

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        Shuseki ikkyo tezuma hayadenju [trans.: Magical Entertainments provided by a Master]

      Fine woodcut port. of a magician & many illus. of tricks in the text. 29 (of 33, lacking the four leaves of index at the beginning); 7 folding leaves. Two parts in one vol. 8vo, orig. patterned wrappers, modern stitching. [Osaka: 1849]. First edition of this very richly illustrated work on Japanese magic. Jipposha (active 1844-49), was the author of two other magic books, both published also in the 1840s. The deceptions are portrayed in the woodcuts in a particularly vivid way. The tricks include pouring sake into a bottomless cup, mysterious appearances and disappearances of eggs, bringing out many things from a tiny box, tricks with fire, making a reception room seem as if it were the ocean, floating candles, sword swallowing, dancing chopsticks, dancing fire over water, tongue piercing, mystical creatures entering rooms, juggling acts, lifting very heavy things effortlessly, coin tricks, etc. Many of the tricks or deceptions require audience participation. Very good copy, lacking the four leaves of index.

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        GUY FAUX. A Squib manafactured by Horace Mayhew and percy Cruikshank (Pupils of Guy's).

      18 hand-coloured engraved panels extending to form a panorama. Original pictorial boards. 14 x 11.5 cm. First edition. Spine expertly rep[aired and some joints strengthened; small rub to the text on last panel with the loss of one word 'from'; small corner restored; else a very good copy.

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        Portrait de Madame X...

      Directed by Charles Landelle one of the most famous academic artists and most popular of the Second Empire, this beautiful portrait of a woman sitting in a chair, includes all the codes of the genre and shows the strong influence of Ingres, the great master of portraiture in his time, which was not yet his teacher. Details of hands especially direct reference to the style of the painter of the Odalisque and Turkish bath. The work is signed and dated 1849 lower right also recalls another famous painting: Portrait of Veuve Cliquot painted by Leon Cogniet two years later. That year the painter shows two portraits of women at the show and we think because of the anonymity often public models (simply titled the initial of their name) and the large size of this painting that could be one of them.  Born in 1821 in Laval, Charles Landelle moved to Paris at the age of four years, then joined the Royal School of Fine Arts in 1837 as a student of Paul Delaroche and Ary Scheffer. Early in his career, Landelle painted several portraits to support himself. Strongly influenced by Italian painting after trips to the South of France and Italy, it copies some paintings of the great masters of the Renaissance to the Louvre. Medals at the Salon from his earliest exhibitions Fra Angelo receiving the inspirations of God (1842) and St. Cecilia (1848), he distinguished himself by religious and historical subjects that allow him to win the recognition of the high society of his time. His critics assure him success at the Salon soon numerous state commissions, including The Rest of the Virgin in 1854 which earned him to be awarded the Cross of Knight of the Legion of Honor. That same year he produced pastel portrait of Alfred de Musset, now in the Louvre. The artist thus embraces a career official painter between state controls and portraits of members of high society. Able to adapt to the tastes and fashions of his time, quickly gaining a reputation Landelle he knows how to maintain, never forgetting to provide a portrait or a painting to its benefactors. In the second part of his career, after the official portion of it is was somewhat out of breath, the artist traveled extensively in Morocco, Egypt, Algeria and is dedicated to Orientalism that will occupy much of its production until his death in 1908.  Today a number of his works are preserved in the museum. An important background was bequeathed to his hometown of Laval but there are also some of his works in the Louvre, the Ingres Museum in Montauban, the Museum of Fine Arts in Grenoble, Pau, Rouen or the castle Versailles.  Note: We do not provide transportation to the work. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. S.l. 1849 60x80cm environ hors cadre autre

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        Handwritten letter from Cooma to Alexander's mother in London...

      Sydney: 1849. Bifolium, dated 26 June, 1849. written in cross hatch, stamped in red 'PAID SHIP LETTER SYDNEY', dated 1849, stamped Cooma and also stamped on arrival in London. Alexander Hamilton (1816-1869) was a squatter and pastoralist who arrived in New South Wales around 1839 (having been born in Scotland) and acquired squatting runs in the Monaro District. He is former member of the New South Wales Parliament (Member for Monaro). The NSW Registry has a record of a marriage being registered in 1849 (12 April) between Alexander Hamilton and a Jeanette M. Pryce. There appears to have been a strong connection between the families as the National Library Australia holds copies of the 'Pryce papers' with much correspondence involving both families.In this letter dated June 29th, Jeanette begins the text which is concluded by Alexander. Jeannette mentions her brother who "was married a month since'. Edward Gifford Pryce married a Emma Watson on 30 May 1849 in the Church of England Monaro District. Rev. Edward Pryce was the last Missioner sent by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel to Australia (therefore he was the last of the Chaplains sent to the Colony of New South Wales by Her Majesty's Government). Rev. Edward Pryce arrived in Australia aboard the Clyde in April 1840, his sister 'Miss Price' is listed as a passenger with him. In the letter Alexander goes on to mention that 'My Jeannie is now the best Housekeeper in the district, alth'o when she first came to take charge of her Brothers house she knew but little about it... ' we can assume that she accompanied her brother Edward Pryce out to Australia in order to keep house for him.The letter describes a pleasant life; Jeannette is busy engaged in making a garden which "will give an air of civilised elegance to spots hitherto remarkable for their dreary appearance". Alex says they live on the fat of the land "for besides beef and mutton we have a well stocked poultry yard with the finest ducks and geese you ever set eyes on". He finishes by saying they intend to send their wool home this season and wish to purchase a piano out of the proceeds.The letter was carried aboard the Midlothian, a barque of 414 tons. Under the command of Captain Gibson, she arrived in Sydney on 8 April and loaded cargo of colonial produce. On 16 July she sailed for London and arrived off Falmouth on 2 December.

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        Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia...

      London: T. and W. Boone, 1849. Two volumes, octavo, with folding map and fifteen plates including six chromolithographs (some after S.T. Gill and John Gould); manuscript presentation dated 1874; occasional slight foxing but a very handsome set in contemporary plum calf by Ramage, bookplates of Harold L. Sheard, bound without advertisements. The famous original account of Sturt's last expedition, to Coopers Creek and the Simpson Desert: a presentation copy from Sturt's widow to one of the explorer's close friends.A manuscript inscription in both volumes reads: 'Frederick Peake In remembrance of the Author From C.C. Sturt 1874'. Sturt married Charlotte Christiana Greene on 20 September 1834, and she lived until 1887, almost twenty years after Sturt's death. After his death Charlotte was granted a civil list pension of £80 a year, and the queen granted her the title of Lady Sturt. Frederick Peake was a close friend of Charles Sturt, as is evidenced by the correspondence between them printed in the Life of Charles Sturt (1899).Sturt's journey into the harsh interior of the continent was one for which he had petitioned over many years. One of its most important results was the final, reluctant abandonment of the old hopes for the discovery of an inland sea. Sturt and his party of fifteen suffered dreadfully. They were trapped at Preservation Creek in the Grey Range for nearly six oppressive months after summer heat dried up all water in the surrounding country. The party suffered greatly from scurvy, losing its second-in-command; Sturt himself survived on the return journey by using Aboriginal food sources. He received the rarely awarded gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society.The four fine chromolithographic plates are after natural history studies by John Gould and Henry Constantine Richter.

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        Four Years in the Pacific in Her Majesty's Ship "Collingwood." From 1844 to 1848...

      London: Richard Bentley, 1849. Two volumes, each with frontispiece and half-title, 24 textual illustrations; a handsome set in half blue morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spines banded and gilt. An attractive set of the first edition of this lively account of the Pacific at mid-century.Walpole served on HMS Collingwood, the flagship of Rear Admiral Sir George Seymour and the first British ship-of-the-line to enter the Pacific Ocean via Cape Horn since the voyage of Lord Anson in 1741. 'Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Juan Fernández, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Mexico, California, the Hawaiian Islands, and Samoa were visited. The Collingwood arrived at Monterey a few days after the American flag had been raised there by John Drake Stoat' (Hill).A lengthy note in Forbes testifies to the book's importance to Hawaii. The Collingwood anchored at Byron Bay, Hilo in August 1846. There is a good description of Hilo and the vicinity, and a particularly fine description of the author's trek to see the volcano of Kilauea. Otherwise, there is an account of an official audience at the palace and the king's visit to the Collingwood in Honolulu. Many of his observations on native life and mores was based on the opportunity for first hand description, the result of a fall which led to him convalescing in a place with a view of the Valley of Nuuanu.A second edition was published in 1850, and an English-language reprint in Paris the same year.

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        Reizen en Ontdekkingstogten van Abel Jansz Tasman, van Lutkegast...

      Groningen: A.L. Scholtens, 1849. Small slim octavo, three plates, original blue printed stiff wrappersred, neatly rebacked to match. Uncommon edition of the journals of Abel Tasman, here condensed and edited for use by younger readers. This copy is well preserved in the original printed wrappers and contains three skilfully printed lithographic plates. These depict Amsterdam Island, and also the first contact between Europeans and the Maori at "De Moordenaars-Baii" (Murderer's Bay, now renamed Golden Bay located at the northwest point of the South Island). Of special interest given Tasman's early Australian landfall is the bucolic scene of Tasmanian Aborigines, here depicted in a style reminiscent of the work of nineteenth-century French voyage illustrators such as Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Louis de Sainson. Wrappers a little discoloured; a few spots but mostly excellent.

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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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        Coup-D'Oeil Général sur les possessions Néerlandaises dans l'Inde Archipélagique.

      First edition. Leide. Arnz. 1846, 1847 & 1849. 3 volumes. Volume I: xxii579pp. Volume II: viii471pp. Volume III: viii418pp. Uniformly bound in quarter calf, marbled paper covered boards, spines a little sunned. Endpapers, prelims and last blanks browned in places. Lower board Volume II damp affected in one area causing 4 x 6cm loss to marbled paper. An attractive and otherwise very clean set of a scarce work. Text in French. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 151371).

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        Oeuvres de M. A. de Lamartine

      Typographie de Firmin Didot frères. Edition dite "des souscripteurs".bindings en demi chagrin bleu, spine lisses éclaircis ornés d'arabesques romantiques estampées à froid, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, quelques petits accrocs sur certains coins et certaines coupes, bindings romantiques de l'époque.Rousseurs éparses, quelques mouillures claires affectant les premiers feuillets de certains volumes.Exemplaire établi dans une binding romantique uniforme de l'époque. Typographie de Firmin Didot frères Paris 1849-1850 14,5x23cm 14 volumes reliés

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        Carta Topografica della Lombardia e dei Ducati di Parma, Piacenza e Modena - Carta Topografica della Venezia

      1849. Le due carte sono una riproduzione "pirata" di alcune carte austriache dell'Italia Settentrionale. Furono realizzate nell'Ufficio Topografico del Corpo di Stato Maggiore piemontese e sono composte da fogli di mm 467x540. Per la prima, composta da 30 fogli applicati su tela a stacchi (misura complessiva di mm 4200x2700), vengono messe insieme la carta del "Governo della Lombardia", e quella del Ducato di Modena e dei Ducati di Parma e Piacenza; mentre nella seconda, composta da 17 fogli applicati su tela a stacchi (misura complessiva di mm 2800x2160), viene riprodotta una parte della carta del "Governo di Venezia".Le due carte coprono l'intera area settentrionale da Novara a Gorizia e furono realizzate per le campagne militari contro l'Austria del 1849. Apparentemente mancherebbe il foglio D9 ma non è stato possibile fare il confronto con altri esemplari perché, data la sua particolare rarità, non ne sono stati reperiti altri oltre a quello posseduto dall'Istituto Geografico Militare che è descritto in 44 fogli mentre il nostro ne ha 47 + 1 di assieme.Bibliografia: IGM 1934, p. 239; Ass. Roberto Almagià 2011, pag 126 scheda 50

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        Jardine's Panoplites [Velvet-purple Coronet].

      H.C. Richter and J. Gould Jardine's Panoplites [Velvet-purple Coronet]. Original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'A Monograph of the Trochilidae or Family of Humming Birds', 1849-61. 530 x 360mm approximately. £950

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        Green-tailed Sylph [Long-tailed (Venezuelan) Sylph]

      Green-tailed Sylph [Long-tailed (Venezuelan) Sylph]. Cyanthus smaragdicaudus [Aglaiocercus berlepschi]. £950

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        Phaon Comet

      Vol III Phaon Comet. Cometes phaon. £950

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