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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

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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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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        Further Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation...

      London: William Clowes and Sons for HMSO, February, 1849. Tall quarto, with a large folding plate; overall a good copy in understated modern polished half calf, front wrapper bound in at rear. The continuation of the previous report: this Parliamentary report on the state of convict management was printed shortly before the demise of transportation to New South Wales (1850) and Van Diemen's Land (1852). The report includes a remarkable large folding hand-coloured plate detailing a portable shelter for 'detached working parties' in Van Diemen's Land. This structure of wooden slats and canvas sheeting could be folded down and loaded to a horse-drawn cart, that is depicted.The report primarily consists of correspondence between the Governor's of the Australian Colonies and Earl Grey, the British Secretary of State. Given the relatively large number of convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land in the 1840s a good portion of the material comprises despatches from Lieutenant-Governor Sir William Denison. By the time of the publication of this report in 1849, transportation to Western Australia remained the only viable long-term option. Importantly, the proposal was welcomed by the business community, landowners and other agricultural interests who urgently required convict labour to alleviate poor economic conditions. Under the title 'Formation of a Penal Establishment' the report contains resolutions of a public meeting of about 200 persons 'who are all strong advocates, under existing circumstances, for making this a penal settlement.'The mood in the eastern states was markedly different. New South Wales was on the verge of abolition and public sentiment was strongly expressed. Although the despatches from Tasmania reflect the system in demise, the large number of remaining convicts ensured a continuation of institutions such as the Port Arthur penitentiary and existing practices such as the government road gangs.Although the vast majority of the report is devoted to the Australian colonies, despatches from New Zealand, Gibraltar and Bermuda are of incidental interest. Some gatherings browned, some leaves thumbed and a few chipped at the fore-edge.

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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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        Sammelblatt mit 5 Ansichten,.

      - Lithographie ( anonym ) aus der "Neuen Zeit" Prämienblatt, 1849, 38 x 29,5 (H) Seltenee Einblattdruck. Das Mittelbild (19 x 29,5 cm. ) zeigt die Explosion der "Christian VIII", die 4 kleineren Darstellungen ( je 7.5 x 14 cm.) mit Szenen vom Strand am Tag der Explosion.

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        Elementos de derecho público internacional, con esplicacion de todas las reglas que, según los tratados, estipulaciones, leyes vigentes y costumbres, constituyen el Derecho Internacional Español por don Antonio Riquelme, Gentil hombre de Cámara de S.M. con ejercicio y Jefe de Sección del Ministerio de Estado

      Madrid, Santiago Saunaque 1849 - 2 vols. 4º menor (21,6 x 13,6 cm.) Encuadernación romántica en plena piel verde, plancha gofrada en planos, hierro dorado al centro con corona real y las columnas plus ultra, lomo liso, con hierros dorados, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados. I: 524 p. inc. port., 2 h. de índice. Con 1 gran cuadro sinóptico plegado. II: 396 p. inc. port., 2 h. de índice. Magnífico ejemplar con preciosa encuadernación de época, en perfecto estado. ".El Sr. Riquelme nos ofrece. una teoría completa y general del derecho público de los pueblos en sus mutuas relaciones, que es lo que propiamente se llama Derecho internacional, y una aplicación severa y bien entendida de esta teoría a nuestras leyes sobre extranjeros, y a los principales tratados que pueden estimarse como la verdadera clave de nuestra situación política. La obra apreciabilísima del Sr. Riquelme no puede dejar de ocupar un sitio de preferencia en la biblioteca de todos los jueces y de todos los letrados; es indispensable a todos los individuos de la carrera diplomática y de la consular; y utilísima para cuantos ejercen hoy la honrosa e ilustrada profesión del alto comercio. Ni conocemos tampoco ningún libro elemental que tenga mas derechos que este para entrar en las universidades a hacer parte de la enseñanza pública. Verdad es que no se halla en los reglamentos de estudios ninguna asignatura de derecho público internacional; pero el señor ministro de Instrucción pública es bastante ilustrado para no conocer este vacío en la carrera de leyes, y no dejará de llenarlo añadiendo el estudio de este especialísimo derecho al del derecho patrio, de la manera más conveniente." [La España. Edición de Madrid. Jueves, 3 de mayo de 1849, número 323, página 4] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Sikhs, from the Origin of the Nation to the Battles of the Sutlej.

      London: John Murray, , 1849. Octavo (212 x131 mm). Contemporary half calf, black label, spine gilt ruled either side of raised bands, speckled edges, drab green coated endpapers. Engraved map frontispiece showing "the political divisions of the Punjab" (coloured in outline), similar folding map ("after the treaties of 1846"), two pages of genealogical tables. Binding a little worn, rear joint cracked but sound, offsetting from frontispiece to title page, scattered foxing. First edition: a work described by Khurana as the "high-water mark" of British historiography on the Sikhs, which "won for Sikhism an assured place in the history of mankind". Although a critical and popular success, this book was to be the cause of the premature end to a highly successful military career. Cunningham passed through Addiscombe and Chatham attracting high praise at both establishments, passing out of the former with the prize for mathematics and the sword for good conduct. On reaching India he was appointed to the staff of General Macleod, then chief engineer in the Bengal presidency. In 1837 he became assistant to Sir Claud Wade, political agent on the Sikh frontier, a position he continued to hold under Wade's successors, G. Russell Clark and Colonel Richmond. During his time in the area he developed a profound knowledge of the manners and customs of the Sikh people which placed him in great demand at the time of the outbreak of the First Sikh War. He served on the staff of Napier, Gough and finally Sir Harry Smith, seeing action at Buddawal and Aliwal. When Smith joined the main army he was attached to the staff of Sir Henry Hardinge, to whom he acted as an additional aide-de-camp at the battle of Sobraon. For his services he was promoted to captain by brevet in December 1845, and at the conclusion of the war appointed by Hardinge to the lucrative position of political agent to Bhopal. In the comparative leisure afforded by this posting he had time to write the present history which assured his name as a historian, but led to his fall from grace with his superiors. His assertion that Lal Singh and Tej Singh had been bribed during the First Sikh War was challenged by Hardinge and Sir Henry Lawrence and in 1850 Cunningham was removed from his agency and returned to regimental duty. Within a year he had died at Umballa aged only 39. The present edition contains an introductory advertisement by his brother Peter, who saw the edition through the press, which contains what could be seen as a fitting epitaph for the author; "The author fell victim to the truth related in this book. He wrote History in advance of his time, and suffered for it; but posterity will, I feel assured, do justice to his memory". Well represented institutionally but decidedly uncommon commercially.

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        Traité de télégraphie électrique... Avec deux mémoires de M. WHEATSTONE sur la vitesse et la détermination des courants de l'électricité, et un mémoire inédit d'AMPÈRE sur la théorie électro-chimique

      Paris, A. Franck, 1849. 1849, 1849, in-8, XXIV-420 p, 16 pl. depl, , Édition originale. L'un des premiers manuels de télégraphie, comprenant une description théorique, pratique et historique. Le mémoire d'Ampère occupe les pages 221 à 238. L'abbé Moigno, éminent mathématicien et physicien, fut le rédacteur en chef de la revue Cosmos jusqu'en 1862. Étiquettes anciennes sur la première de couverture et en pied du dos. Couverture fanée. Quelques rousseurs. Wheeler Gift, n° 1161

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        Pise / Vue prise au dessus du Campo Santo

      1849. Veduta panoramica a volo d'uccello della città di Pisa. Importante e particolare veduta ripresa da Alfred Guesdon a bordo di un pallone aerostatico espediente che ha permesso all'autore un disegno reale e preciso dal punto di vista prospettico.

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        The California and Oregon Trail

      New York: George P. Putnam, 1849. First edition. Very Good +. First printing with Parkman's name stamped on the spine in non-serifed font and five pages of inserted ads, one page before the frontis and four at the rear (one of two known advertisement catalogues, no priority known: BAL 15446). Easily Very Good + in the original cloth with really minor wear to the spine ends, some cocking to the binding and both hinges starting. Minor foxing throughout, heaviest at the preliminaries and with a contemporary owner's name on the front end paper. Despite the flaws, a superior copy of a book that is scarce in the first edition and generally rebound, restored or in dismal condition. Parkman's first and most famous work, based on a 2-month excursion through the western states on a section of the Oregon Trail, including his experiences hunting buffalo with the Sioux Indians. A classic of western-Americana literature. One of the Grolier 100 Influential American Books (58) and in Wagner-Camp (170). Very Good +.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Graz, 20. XI. 1849. - 74 x 226 mm. To the church organist Ludwig Carl Seydler, returning the score of a mass by Molique.

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        The Natural History of Ireland

      Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1849. First edition. Hardcover. Used: Good. 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.

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        The Book of Doctrine & Covenants, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; selected from the Revelations of God. [The Book of Mormon]

      Liverpool: Orson Pratt. Very Good. 1849. Second European Edition. Hardback. Rare copy. Very good in its original binding: Blind stamped buckram, sixteen mo., 16x10.5cm, errata slip bound in. William Huskins' copy with his name in contemporary ink to paste-down. Light unobtrusive cracking of inner joints, very small chip to head of lower board, faint mark to upper board, two small brown spots to endpaper. 5,000 printed. ; After an unsuccessful attempt to publish in 1833, the first edition appeared in 1835 and later editions incorporated additional revelations and reference aids. In February 1841 in Liverpool, some 4000 reprints of the 1837 Kirtland edition were printed and it was from the 'European' edition that subsequent Latter-Day Saint editions would descend. This 1849 'Second European Edition' published by Apostle Orson Pratt moved the index to the front of the volume along with other format changes which were retained for many later editions. Five thousand copies were printed and George Q Cannon used it for his translation for the Hawaii edition. The Nauvoo edition had been printed in 1844. ; xxiii+223pp pages .

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        The GOLD MINES Of The GILA. A Sequel to Old Hicks the Guide

      Dewitt & Davenport, Publishers, New York 1849 - 2 volumes in 1: [8], 134; [4], [135] - 263, [1 (blank)] pp. 12mo. 7-1/2" x 4-7/8" "According to Camp, Charles Webber was a former Texas Ranger who, fascinated by tales of gold and quicksilver in the country north of the Gila River, wrote this lurid tale of border life to promote an expedition into the area. He succeeded in organizing the 'Centralia Exploring Expedition to California via the Valleys of the Pecos, to Gila and the Colorado of the West.' The expedition, however, suffered cholera on the lower Rio Grande and the loss of horses at Corpus Christi. As a result, the project was abondoned and Webber never reached California." [W-C-B]. General extremity wear, with chip to cloth at spine base. Book label of one "H. Scofield" to front paste-down. Usual foxing to paper. Withal, a Very Good copy. Original publisher's brown cloth binding, with gilt stamping to spine & boards blocked in blind 1st Edition (Graff 4565; Howes W-195; Sabin 102248; Wagner-Camp-Becker 176; Wright I, 2687). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anaesthesia, or the Employment of Chloroform and Ether in Surgery, Midwifery, etc.

      2 p.l., [xiii]-xv, [1], [17]-248 pp. 8vo, orig. publisher's cloth (head of spine worn, two-inch split to upper joint at head), spine gilt. Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1849. First edition of the first book on chloroform; Simpson's own copy with his signature on the second blank leaf. Simpson introduced inhalation anesthesia into obstetrics, and popularized the use of chloroform as a replacement for sulphuric ether. The practice of anesthesia in childbirth was opposed by those who considered labor pains a God-given punishment for Eve's sins, but Simpson's cause was vindicated when, in 1853, Queen Victoria took chloroform for the birth of Prince Leopold. "The present American volume represents his full-dress exposition of the introduction of anaesthesia for childbirth. It concludes with replies to several of his critics, among whom was Dr. Meigs of Philadelphia."-Lilly Library, Notable Medical Books, p. 201. Fine copy. Bookplate of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh stating that the book was presented by Sir Alexander Russell Simpson in memoriam of the author. ? Heirs of Hippocrates 1766.

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        Raphaël

      Perrotin|& Furne & Cie, 1849. - Perrotin & Furne & Cie, Paris 1849, 15x23,5cm, broché sous chemise et étui. - Edizione originale. autografo prezioso firmato dal pittore Alphonse de Lamartine (Jean) Gigoux. Piccoli strappi ripristinate le mascelle superiore e inferiore, foxing. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Précieux envoi autographe signé d'Alphonse de Lamartine au peintre (Jean) Gigoux. Petites déchirures restaurées en tête et en pied des mors, rousseurs.  

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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

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1849. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First edition; rebound in brown calf; 7.5 x 5 inches; xv, [1], 352 pages, fold-out map at fronts. Five raised bands on spine, gilt bordered boards and gilt bands to spine, boards scuffed and rubbed along extremities, bottom corners and tail of spine wearing through, tiny splits at joint ends, front internal hinge split, but holding, bit of sticker residue and Order of the Garter book plate in front end paper, scattered foxing to fold out map and title page, tiny closed tear to fore edge of title page. toned pages otherwise clean and crisp, binding remains sound. Considered by Elliott Coues to be one of the three "synoptical gospels" of the Astoria enterprise (along with the narratives of Gabriel Franchere and Ross Cox). Alexander Ross came to Astoria at the beginning and his narrative includes a general account of the venture, the overland expedition, the geography and the native tribes. Appendices: Chinook Vocabulary; Table of the Weather at the Mouth of the Columbia. Fold out Map of the Columbia to Illustrate Ross's Adventures.

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        The Citadel of Cairo - Residence of Mehemit Ali.

      London.Published by F. G. Moon. 1849. - 34x50cm, hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mountedon card, a fine bright strike, nicely framed. David Roberts' magnificent images ofEgypt and the Holy Land rank amongst the finest topographical views of the nineteenthcentury. Roberts made a two-year journey to the Middle-East commencing in 1838.

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        Pierers) Universal-Lexikon der Gegenwart und Vergangenheit oder neuestes encyclopädisches Wörterbuch der Wissenschaften, Künste und Gewerbe bearbeitet von mehr als 300 Gelehrten, herausgegeben von H. A. Pierer, 3. Auflage (Vierte Ausgabe), 17 Bände Halbl

      Altenburg, H. A. Pierer, 1849 - 1852. Monumentales enzyklopädisches Werk mit mehr als 300.000 Stichworten auf ca. 16.000 Seiten (die etwa zeitgleich erschienene 8. Brockhaus-Auflage umfasste demgegenüber lediglich 12.000 Stichworte). Diese dritte Auflage war im Wesentlichen ein Neudruck der zweiten Auflage mit lediglich geringfügigen Aktualisierungen. Die 34 Bände (zu je 30 Bogen) der zweiten Auflage wurden hier in kompakterer Form zu 17 Bänden (zu je 60 Bogen) zusammengefaßt, der Druck auf hochwertigerem Papier vorgenommen. Als Herausgeber des Werkes fungierten nunmehr die Pierer-Söhne Eugen (1823 - 1890), Viktor (1826 - 1855) und Alfred (1836 - 1901). Was im Seemann-Verzeichnis (Bibliotheca Lexicorum, S. 454 f.) zur zweiten Pierer-Auflage vermerkt ist, gilt also gleichermaßen für das Nachfolgeformat: "Durch das moderne Konzept (erstes Lexikon mit ausführlichen Benutzerhinweisen, ausgezeichnete Stichwort- und Informationsselektion, neuartiger kurzer Lexikonstil, übersichtliche Aufmachung) wurde das Werk zu einem Markstein in der Lexikographie . Die verweistechnische Infrastruktur dieses Werkes war ihrer Zeit weit voraus und steht im 19. Jahrhundert ohne Beispiel da." Da das Pierer-Lexikon trotz seiner überragenden, die Konkurrenzausgaben der größeren Häuser Brockhaus und Meyer übertreffenden Qualität wegen eher rückständiger Vertriebsmethoden in vergleichsweise geringer Auflagenhöhe erschien, sind vor allem die frühen Auflagen dieses unter Fachleuten hochgeschätzten Lexikons heute nur noch äußerst selten, gut erhaltene, dekorative Exemplare kaum noch anzutreffen. Alle Bände in gutem, unversehrtem Zustand. Buchrücken allenfalls partiell leicht berieben, Goldprägungen noch gut zur Geltung kommend Deckelbezüge partiell etwas beschabt eine Ecke leicht angeknickt. Seiten überwiegend sauber, partiell leicht fleckig bzw. gebräunt. In toto schönes Exemplar dieser aufwendig gestalteten, repräsentativen Biedermeier-Ausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Ich biete zurzeit unter der Artikelnummer SB-14200 einen Bilder-Atlas zur 2. Pierer-Auflage an, der gleichermaßen zur Ergänzung der 3. Auflage geeignet ist.

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        Announcement from the Astor Library Association of Meeting on March 5. Washington Irving President

      , 1849. 1849. Bifolium. Addressed to Washington Irving on verso in pen. 8vo. Old folds. Bifolium. Addressed to Washington Irving on verso in pen. 8vo. IRVING'S COPY. THE BEGINNING OF NYPL. "The first meeting of the trustees came on May 20, 1848. Cogswell was appointed superintendent of the library, with authority to convene the trustees and to preside over their meetings. The name of "The Astor Library" was chosen for the institution at the second meeting on June 1. On September 28, a location was finalized for the building, what is now the East Village, Manhattan. There it was judged to be tranquil enough to be suitable for study. The lot was valued at $25,000, which sum was deducted from the $400,000 of the endowment.In January 1849 the library was incorporated and received a paragraph in the annual message of Governor Hamilton Fish. In April 1849, the trustees hired a house at 32 Bond Street for temporary custody and exhibition of the books they had purchased. The trustees stated that "all persons desirous of resorting to the library and of examining books, may do so with all the convenience which it is in the power of the trustees to afford." At this time, the total number of books in the library was estimated at over 20,000 volumes, costing $27,009.33.A German-born architect, Alexander Saeltzer - who had designed Anshe Chesed Synagogue,[1][2][3][4] - was selected as the architect for the building. He designed the building in Rundbogenstil style, then the prevailing style for public building in Germany.[5] The limitation of the cost of the building at $75,000 was stringent: the trustees wanted a building to hold 100,000 volumes at the outset, to afford convenient accommodation for annual additions, to be fireproof, and have the necessary strength; these requirements were by no means easily secured for this sum. W. B. Astor, Cogswell, and Saeltzer drew up specifications and called for bids for construction. All bids exceeded the $75,000 limit: the lowest, by contractors whose ability to finish the work was by no means satisfactorily established, amounted to $81,385.75; the highest, by thoroughly satisfactory contractors, amounted to $107,962. Saeltzer's plan was reworked, and for this plan the construction bid of $75,000, by Peter J. Bogert and James Harriot, was accepted on January 2, 1850.The cornerstone was laid on March 14, 1850, and the building completed in the summer of 1853. The limit of $75,000 proved an impossible one. William B. Astor bore the expense of $1,590 for groined arches to render the structure more secure from fire, and shelving and apparatus for heating and ventilating were paid for to the amount of $17,141.99 from surplus interest accruing from the funds while the building was in progress and from the premium realized by the advance in market value of United States bonds."

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        Rules for the government and council of Minnesota territory, and joint rules of the council and house, adopted at a session of the Legislature, commenced September 3, 1849

      Saint Paul: James M. Goodhue, printer, 1849. 16mo, pp. 15, [1]; original plain brown printed wrappers, fine. A very early - if not the first - piece of printing in Minnesota, exclusive of newspapers. Of the 14 pieces of printing identified by Martin in her Checklist of Minnesota Imprints, 1849-1865, only two items (Martin 6 and 8), broadside proclamations by territorial governor Ramsey bear an earlier date on the title-p. and one other (Rules for the Government of the House of Representatives) bears the same date. Includes standing rules for the legislative council, rules of order and procedure of the two Houses and a list of the standing committees of the Council, and joint committees of the House of Representatives. Rare. 100 copies were ordered printed. Martin 11 (MHS only). Jerabek 66 (identifying this as the first publication of the territorial legislature). Kreidberg, Fragments of Early Printing ... in the Territory and State of Minnesota, p. 18: "The first public territorial issuance put into type was a booklet dated September 3, 1849, which appeared under James M. Goodhue's imprint. In fifteen pages of hand-set type, the territorial printer produced the Rules for the Government of the Council of Minnesota Territory..."

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        Travailleurs et proprietaires. Par Victor Borie, ancien redacteur en chef de l'Eclaireur de l'Idre. Avec une introduction par George Sand

      Michel L?vy, 1849. In 16, pp. (4) + 136 + (2). Br. ed. muta. Ed. orig. dell'opera piu' rilevante di questo economista e studioso di cose agricole, oggi perlopiu' noto per essere stato uno degli amanti di Geoge Sand. Contiguo al filosofo socialista Leroux, fu coinvolto da questi nella realizzazione di un giornale di impostazione comunista: 'L'eclaireur de l'Idre'. Nel 1849 venne poi condannato a un anno di prigione per il tentativo di fondare un altro giornale rivoluzionario, 'Le travailleur de l'Idre'. Fuggito in Belgio, rientro' in Francia nel 1852 per scontare la pena. Successivamente, anche su influenza delle posizioni economiche di Bastiat e Say, passo' da essere fiero avversario delle posizioni libero scambiste, in particolare in materia di cereali, a sostenitore del libero scambismo. Restano comunque le parole con cui George Sand presenta Travailleurs e proprietaires nel 1849: 'Mais le communisme, lorsque il aura trouve' sa formule c'est a' dire lorsqu'il ne sera plus la moitie' d'une verite' [...] il y apportera l'e'quilibre qui manque a' la socie'te'...'. ITA

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        Statistics of the State of Georgia: Including An Account of Its Natural, Civil, and Ecclesiastical History; Together With A Particular Description of Each County, Notices of the Manners and Customs of Its Aboriginal Tribes, and A Correct Map of the State

      W. Thorne Williams, Savannah 1849 - 8vo. 624pp., 77pp "Catalogue of Fauna and Flora." 16" x 20" hand colored folded map frontispiece. Brown cloth hardcover stamped in blind on boards. Gilt title on spine. Restored. Original cloth spine rebacked onto newer brown cloth with slight loss of gilt lettering on "Georiga". Front and rear hinges repaired. Folding map has light edge creases. Approximate 5" closed tear lower right corner (no loss of content). Light to moderate scattered light foxing to end papers and text. Topics include history, legal, educational, religious, military institutions, County sketches, railroads, etc. Howes W 354; De Renne Vol. II 529. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A NEW DESCRIPTION OF OREGON AND CALIFORNIA: CONTAINING COMPLETE DESCRIPTIONS OF THOSE COUNTRIES, TOGETHER WITH THE OREGON TREATY AND CORRESPONDENCE, AND A VAST AMOUNT OF INFORMATION RELATING TO THE SOIL, CLIMATE, PRODUCTIONS, RIVERS AND LAKES, AND THE VARIOUS ROUTES OVER THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS

      Cincinnati: George Conclin, 1849. 168pp. (lacks pp.129-152). Engraved titlepage vignette. Modern three quarter morocco and cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Scattered foxing, mostly on the early and late text pages. Good. Lacks the frontis. The sixth edition (and the fifth known, as a second edition is noted as being published in 1845, but no copies are located) of the first guide to the overland trail. Hastings, a native of Mount Vernon, Ohio, was an early promoter of emigration to California. His propagandistic work played on the hopes and ambitions of emigrants, who were lured by the promise of "as much land as you want" in California. Hastings has been blamed for contributing to the Donner Party tragedy because of his promotion of a cutoff south of Salt Lake (his error was corrected). "...This is probably the most controversial of all guide books, and one of the most important early books concerning overland travel" - Mintz. Though Hastings' guide was popular in its day, any contemporary edition is scarce on the market, including the present sixth edition, with Kurutz locating only three copies (CtY, CSmH, PP). The missing pages are from the chapters 13-15, which include a description of California. Imperfect, but so was the advice. HOWES H288, "b." ZAMORANO 80, 41 (ref). GRAFF 1815 (ref). COWAN, p.270. MINTZ 215 (ref). WAGNER-CAMP 116:6. KURUTZ 320b.

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        Souvenirs d'un voyage fait en Normandie et à Jersey en 1815

      96 pages Paris, [imprimerie de Plon frères], 1849, in-16, 96 pages, chagrin vert, dos à quatre faux nerfs, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure, Ouvrage anonyme. L'auteur y raconte les souvenirs d'un voyage entrepris à la suite des évènements de 1814 et de 1815. "J'étais oisif et cette vie me déplaisait", confesse t-il. Il partit accompagné d'un abbé, L.., ancien camarade de classe. De cet abbé, on sait qu'il fut ordonné prêtre en 1820, qu'il connut un grand succès en tant que prédicateur, qu'il fut chanoine d'Orléans puis qu'il fut nommé curé d'une paroisse de Saint-Germain à Paris, jusqu'à sa mort en 1835 (note en pied des pages 39-40). Une annotation manuscrite sur une garde blanche, signée C.E.G, donne quelques renseignements supplémentaires sur l'ouvrage et son tirage: "Cet opuscule tiré à 20 exemplaires seulement, ne s'est pas vendu". Deux lettres autographes auraient été rajoutées à cet exemplaire, lettres qui n'y figurent plus, et qui auraient été de la main d'un abbé, Landrin, probablement l'abbé L... qui accompagna le narrateur au cours de sa traversée de la Normandie. Exemplaire truffé: il contient 30 dessins à la plume qui illustrent le récit avec drôlerie. Le style confine à la caricature et rappelle, dans l'inspiration, les illustrations de Daumier, Gavarni ou Henry Emy, prisées à la même époque. En outre se trouvent, in fine, 6 cartes des différentes provinces de la Normandie (Seine-et-Oise, Eure, Calvados, Manche, Orne, Eure et Loire), provenant de l'Atlas portatif de France de Perrot et Tardieu publié en 1833. Traces de découpes de feuillets à la fin: elles correspondent sans doute aux lettres de Landrin évoquées dans la note citée plus haut. Ouvrage peu courant. Frère cite une édition, parue la même année, dans le même format, mais qui ne contient que 48 pages. Trace d'un ex-libris, arraché, sur le contreplat. Accroc sur le plat supérieur, dos légèrement passé, coins usés. Rousseurs éparses. Frère II, 539.

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        Journey to the Gold Diggins

      Stringer & Townsend 1849 - A must have for collectors of comic history. Topffer got the ball rolling with his 'Albums Jabots', Dore with Travaux D'Hercule. and this edition, exceptionally rare and important in the history of sequential comic works. 63,[1]pp. Pictorial title and 112 wood engraved illustrations. Oblong octavo.

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        HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE DE L'EGLISE CATHOLIQUE - 29 VOLUMES - TOMES 1 A 29 - COMPLET

      GAUME FRERES 1849 - RO80186396: 675 + 528 + 579 + 559 + 536 + 548 + 596 + 639 + 544 + 551 + 559 + 556 + 598 + 692 + 579 + 544 + 707 + 720 + 579 + 535 + 648 + 606 + 596 + 664 + 619 + 628 + 720 + 559 + 463 Pages. Auteurs, titres, tomaisons, caissons et filets dorés sur les dos. Quelques rousseurs sans conséquence pour la lecture. Coiffe en tete du tome 1 abimée. Déchirures sur les plats du tome 10, 13 et 29. Mouillures sur le tome 27. 7 Photos disponible. Nota : René François Rohrbacher, né le 27 septembre 1789 à Langatte commune à proximité de la ville de Sarrebourg, mort le 17 janvier 1856 à Paris, est un historien ecclésiastique - / Son ouvrage principal est son Histoire universelle de l'Église Catholique (Nancy, 1842-49 . 2e Edition, Paris, 1849-53). - De 1424 à 1848 - Tome 29 : Table generale. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos impeccable. Papier jauni Classification Dewey : 270-Histoire et géographie de l'Eglise [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pise / Vue prise au dessus du Campo Santo

      Pisa 1849 - Veduta panoramica a volo d'uccello della città di Pisa. Importante e particolare veduta ripresa da Alfred Guesdon a bordo di un pallone aerostatico espediente che ha permesso all'autore un disegno reale e preciso dal punto di vista prospettico. mm 295x438

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        The Art and Practice of Etching; with directions for other Methods of Light and Entertaining Engraving.

      London, S. & J. Fuller 1849 - 19 x 14 cm, Front., 58 p., 9 plates (incl. the fronti.) by H. Alken, cloth bound a bit bleeched, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Announcement from the Astor Library Association of Meeting on March 5. Washington Irving President

      1849. Bifolium. Addressed to Washington Irving on verso in pen. 8vo. Old folds. Bifolium. Addressed to Washington Irving on verso in pen. 8vo. IRVING'S COPY. THE BEGINNING OF NYPL. "The first meeting of the trustees came on May 20, 1848. Cogswell was appointed superintendent of the library, with authority to convene the trustees and to preside over their meetings. The name of "The Astor Library" was chosen for the institution at the second meeting on June 1. On September 28, a location was finalized for the building, what is now the East Village, Manhattan. There it was judged to be tranquil enough to be suitable for study. The lot was valued at $25,000, which sum was deducted from the $400,000 of the endowment. In January 1849 the library was incorporated and received a paragraph in the annual message of Governor Hamilton Fish. In April 1849, the trustees hired a house at 32 Bond Street for temporary custody and exhibition of the books they had purchased. The trustees stated that "all persons desirous of resorting to the library and of examining books, may do so with all the convenience which it is in the power of the trustees to afford." At this time, the total number of books in the library was estimated at over 20,000 volumes, costing $27,009.33. A German-born architect, Alexander Saeltzer - who had designed Anshe Chesed Synagogue,[1][2][3][4] - was selected as the architect for the building. He designed the building in Rundbogenstil style, then the prevailing style for public building in Germany.[5] The limitation of the cost of the building at $75,000 was stringent: the trustees wanted a building to hold 100,000 volumes at the outset, to afford convenient accommodation for annual additions, to be fireproof, and have the necessary strength; these requirements were by no means easily secured for this sum. W. B. Astor, Cogswell, and Saeltzer drew up specifications and called for bids for construction. All bids exceeded the $75,000 limit: the lowest, by contractors whose ability to finish the work was by no means satisfactorily established, amounted to $81,385.75; the highest, by thoroughly satisfactory contractors, amounted to $107,962. Saeltzer's plan was reworked, and for this plan the construction bid of $75,000, by Peter J. Bogert and James Harriot, was accepted on January 2, 1850. The cornerstone was laid on March 14, 1850, and the building completed in the summer of 1853. The limit of $75,000 proved an impossible one. William B. Astor bore the expense of $1,590 for groined arches to render the structure more secure from fire, and shelving and apparatus for heating and ventilating were paid for to the amount of $17,141.99 from surplus interest accruing from the funds while the building was in progress and from the premium realized by the advance in market value of United States bonds."

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        Love and Mystery; or, Married and Single. A Romance. By the Author of "The String of Pearls" &c., &c [drop title]

      E. Lloyd, [London 1849 - First edition, bound from the original 52 weekly numbers, without the title. Illustrated with 52 wood engravings (one for each weekly part). 411 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The author of THE STRING OF PEARLS is now known to be Rymer, not Prest (see Smith, New Light). Ono 210; Medcraft 160; Summers, p. 392; James and Smith 492 (attributed to T. Prest). Smith, New Light, p. 35. BL shelfmarks C.140.b.60 (1); C.140.e.27 (2). No other copies in OCLC Modern cloth. A few marginal tears and some soiling, but a good, sound copy of a very scarce penny dreadful Illustrated with 52 wood engravings (one for each weekly part). 411 pp. 1 vols. 8vo First edition, bound from the original 52 weekly numbers, without the title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MÜNCHEN. - Wenng, Gustav. Topographischer Atlas von München in seinem ganzen Burgfrieden, dargestellt und bearbeitet in 88 Sectionen im 2,500theiligen Maass-Stabe. Herausgegeben und dem hohen Magistrate der königlichen Haupt- und Residenzstadt München in tiefster Hochachtung gewidmet.

      Mchn., Verlag des Herausgebers, (-) 1849 - 30 x 34 cm. Lithographierter Titel, 1 Bl. Mit 89 lithographierten Plänen. Mod. Lwd.-Kassette. Maillinger III, 9; Schiermeier 100 (ausführlich); Pfister 72; nicht bei Lentner. - Besonders interessant ist der große Maßstab, der eine genaue Kenntnis vom damaligen Bauzustand gibt. Bei jedem Blatt sind die Eigentümer jedes einzelnen Hauses angegeben. Mit einem Grundrißplan von München als "Übersicht der Bezirks Kommissariate Münchens". - Teils leicht gebräunt oder stockfleckig und mit kleineren Randläsuren, meist jedoch sauber und wohlerhalten. Lose in dekorativer Kassette. - Komplett sehr selten! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The history of the cholera in Exeter in 1832 Presentation copy

      London: John Churchill, 1849. Shapter, Thomas (1809-1902). The history of the cholera in Exeter in 1832. xxviii, 297, [1]pp. Folding map, text wood-engravings. London: John Churchill; Exeter: Adam Holden, 1849. 223 x 142 mm. Original blindstamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine, light wear at extremities. Fore-edges a bit frayed but very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed “From the Author” on the front pastedown; manuscript captions for the book’s illustrations in what may be the same hand. Modern bookplate. First Edition. Shapter’s history of Exeter’s 1832 cholera epidemic—part of the worldwide cholera pandemic of 1829-51—includes his “Map of Exeter in 1832 shewing the localities where the deaths caused by pestilential cholera occurred in the years 1832, 1833 & 1834,” one of the first examples of an epidemic “spot map.” “Shapter’s text and map presented a ‘topography of disease’ in which the incidence of cholera over three years was considered within the city of Exeter. Shapter recorded both mortality and morbidity across the outbreak in a chart of epidemic occurrence. He then used official mortality reports that included decedents’ street addresses to locate cholera mortality in a map of the city. A mortality ratio based on parish population was recorded in the map legend. This amounted to a spatial description of mortality data . . . mapped clusters of cholera appearing to occur more frequently in parishes along the low-lying riverbanks of the city . . . than at higher altitude away from the river where air was purer” (Koch, Disease Maps: Epidemics on the Ground, p. 156). Shapter’s map, which did not mark wells or pump locations, appeared to confirm his theory that cholera was a miasmatic disease caused by “bad air.” John Snow, whose On the Pathology and Mode of Communication of the Cholera appeared the same year as Shapter’s work, interpreted Shapter’s data differently, using it to help demonstrate the link between disease outbreaks and contaminated water sources. Garrison-Morton.com 7689.

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        Redburn: His First Voyage. Being the Sailor-boy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-of-a-Gentleman, in the Merchant Service

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. First American Edition. First printing with publisher's advertisements ending on p. [10]. Octavo (19.25cm.); publisher's dark blue blind-embossed cloth, yellow glazed endpapers; xi,[12]-390,[4],9,[1]pp. Spine a bit cocked, boards and extremities rather shelf-worn, spine gilt effaced at foot; some foxing and faint tide-mark affecting first half of textblock; contemporary ownership inscription on early blank leaf, another, somewhat later (1880) to rear endpaper, else a Near Very Good copy of a scarce work. BAL 13660.

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        NEW YORK CITY HALL, PARK AND ENVIRONS

      New York, 1849. Tinted lithograph with additional hand-coloring, 13 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches. Mild foxing. Very good. Matted and framed. An attractive view of Broadway, New York City by famed artist John Bachmann who was, at the time, only at the beginning of a brilliant printmaking career. According to Reps, Bachmann executed two views of New York City in 1849, though Reps does not record this one. Here, Bachmann portrays Broadway in a clean and very inviting manner. "Along the broad thoroughfare moves a smart array of carriages, coaches, and fashionably-dressed pedestrians. The fountain playing in the imperfect triangle of City Hall Park had now permanently replaced the temporary one erected there during the Croton Water Celebration that took place there in 1842. Beyond the fountain is City Hall itself, admired by residents and visitors alike for its architectural splendor: a successful adaptation of French Renaissance and American colonial influences" - Deak. Bachmann's reputation as a fine artist, lithographer, and printer is assured through his work, even if only considering his New York City views. Little is known of the man himself, though he is believed to have emigrated from Germany in the 1840s, bringing with him a fully- developed style and competence unusual for the period. "No finer artist of city views worked in America than John Bachmann" - Reps. A fantastic and rare view of New York's famed City Hall, an important depiction of lower Manhattan and Broadway in the middle of the 19th century. DEAK, PICTURING AMERICA 596. STOKES, ICONOGRAPHY OF MANHATTAN ISLAND III, p.902. STOKES & HASKELL, AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINTS, ca. 1849-E- 117, p.105. REPS, VIEWS & VIEWMAKERS, pp.160-61.

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        Raphael, paginas da juventude . versão portugueza de Don Carlos Guido y Spano.

      Rio de Janeiro, Typ. Philantropica, 1849. - 8°, contemporary pale orange quarter morocco over pink pebbled boards (some fading and minor wear), smooth spine with romantic style gilt ornaments and short title. Light browning, a few faint dampstains, a few leaves loosening. In very good condition overall. Old ink signature at foot of title page: "J. da C. Bravo." (2 ll.), xxxi, (1), 256 pp., (1 l. errata). *** First or second edition in Portuguese of Lamartine's Raphael, pages de la vingtième année, which first appeared in the same year. A Portuguese translation printed by Luis C. da Cunha also appeared in 1849.Carlos Guido y Spano (1827-1918), a native of Buenos Aires, was a poet of the romantic school. In the substantial preface to this work (pp. i-xxxi), he explains why he is writing in Portuguese and discusses Lamartine's life and the style of his works. It is signed (in print) by the translator at Rio de Janeiro, September 1, 1849.*** Not in Gonçalves Rodrigues, A tradução em Portugal, which lists no translations by Guido y Spano, see 6812 for an 1849 translation of Rafael by Luis C. da Cunha, in two volumes, without giving a printer, place of publication, or collation. Palau does not list a Spanish translation of Lamartine's Raphael among Guido y Spano's works. Not in Palha. Not located in Porbase, which lists a one-volume 1849 translation printed by Luis C. da Cunha and translated by L.I.P.A.A. No Portuguese translation located in Copac. NUC: Not located in NUC.which lists Portuguese translations printed in Lisbon, 1890 (DLC, WaS) and S. Paulo, [1932?] (DLC). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Seven Lamps of Architecture

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co.,, 1849. With illustrations, drawn and etched by the author. Octavo (255 x 173 mm). Bound by Zaehnsdorf c. 1900 in brown full morocco, raised bands to spine, spine gilt-lettered and ruled direct, front and rear covers with frame ruled in gilt, wide turn-ins with ornate gilt rolls plus gilt borders to pastedowns, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, with binder's mark. 14 plates. Slight wear to head of spine, minor rubbing to extremities, tanning to free endpapers from decorated turn-ins, first four leaves browned, an excellent copy. First edition. The first of Ruskin's works to carry his name, and the first to be illustrated, this essay introduces his principles of architecture and is important for laying the foundations for Ruskin's later work, The Stones of Venice.

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        Illustrations of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow Designed and Etched by Felix O C Darley for the Members of the American Art-Union

      (New York: American Art Union), 1849, 1849. First American Art-Union edition. BAL 10340; Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators, 603. Wrappers a little worn and dust-soiled; some minor foxing; a very good copy.. Oblong folio, original printed wrappers. Six lithographed plates. One of several collaborations between the great American artist F.O.C. Darley and the great American author Washington Irving, two of which were publications for the American Art Union of stories from Irving's Sketch-Book.

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