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        An Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour Round the Southern Coast of England.

      - Illustrated with Eighty-Four Plates, from Drawings by J. M. W. Turner, R.A., W. Collins, R.A., William Westall, R.A., S. Prout, P. Dewint, and Others. Engraved by George Cooke, E. Goodall, R. Wallis, Edward Finden, W. Miller, J. C. Allen, and W. B. Cooke. London: M. A. Nattali, 1849. First edition (pp. viii, 202). Large quarto (29 cm) in full morocco, fine gilt decorations and titles to cover and spine, bevelled boards, all edges gilt; complete with 84 engravings of fraught and wind-blown seascapes and workaday seaside scenes-- forty-nine plates on stiff card (including frontispiece), each with a tissue guard, together with thirty-five engravings in text as head and tail pieces, etc. Based on Turner’s two-volume work, published in 1826, with the addition of a number of engravings and a completely revised text (So, if not the first edition, then a thoroughly revised and expanded one). The high-style brown morocco has an inset title panel in maroon and is a showpiece of mid-century gilt decoration with dentil- work, garlands, and sunbursts; the rear cover, in maroon morocco, features a sunburst in a similarly framed panel, or lozenge, in blind. The real panel has a small damaged area about 2 cm square and two still smaller spots (See image); tips and spine ends are lightly abraded. The firm, square binding opens at p. 46 and p. 148; rear hinge starting but holding. Save only the rear of the frontispiece, which is blotched, the fine engraved plates and text are virtually free of foxing or other discolouration. A fine, bright copy of an uncommon, high-style, seaside travelogue. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter (retained copy) from the "Mayors Office, Charleston, S.C. Feby 21st 1849" Addressed "To His Excellency James K. Polk President of the United States.

      Charleston: Thomas Ledger Hutchinson, 1849. Letter. Very good. 8" x 10" one page letter on blue unlined paper. Folded vertically and horizontally. Two small tape repairs on the verso. Old ink word "Duplicate" written on the verso of the letter. The letter reads, "Sir, As the Period is now at hand, when you retire from the high office whose duties you have administered with so much honor to yourself and prosperity to our Country - to seek the tranquil enjoyments of home - The City Council of Charleston in behalf the Citizens, without distinction of party, desirous that an opportunity should be afforded them to testify their approval of the firm and constitutional ground you have maintained upon the momentous question of Southern rights, & the consistency hat has marked your official career from the dawn to its close - have directed me to write you to visit the City on your way homeward, as the honored guest of the City, & to receive from them those demonstrations respect your public conduct so justly demands. Permit me sir on this occasion to make known my personal satisfaction in having been made the organ of representing the desire of our Citizens & to subscribe myself with the highest consideration, Yr. Obt. Servt. T. L. Hutchinson Mayor" This letter was addressed to Polk less than two weeks before his term ended. Polk's diary entry for February 26, 1849, acknowledges his receipt of a letter from the "Mayor of Charleston, S.C., inviting me on behalf of the City Council to visit Charleston on my way home as the "guest of the City". I answered the letter & accepted the invitation." On March 8, 1849, Polk was met by by a committee from Charleston in Wilmington who escorted him to the wharf and onto the ship; they arrived in Charleston on March 9th. There was great fanfare; he was presented to Mayor Hutchinson at noon. He had a meeting with Governor Seabrook a bit later and in the evening was treated to a public dinner with the Mayor, Governor and "many Vice Presidents." He called the reception "most brilliant and everything connected with it was conducted with order and good taste." [The Diary of James K. Polk During His Presidency 1845-1849. (pages 352, 380-385) Vol. IV. Edited by M. Quaife 1910]. Thomas Hutchinson (1812-1883) was the 35th Mayor of Charleston. He attended Cambridge University and later graduated from Harvard Law School in 1832. After graduating from law school he decided to plant rice along the Chehaw River and later the Cooper River. He was elected Mayor in 1846 and served to 1850. He was elected again from 1852-1855. He was elected a member of the South Carolina Legislature in 1863 and served one term. He was President of the Charleston Library Society for a number of years and was instrumental in saving many of their valuable books during the war. The Hutchinsons were a prominent family in South Carolina and Georgia. [City of Charleston Year Book 1883 pages 276-278].

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        The Miner’s Guide and Metallurgist’s Directory

      New York and Cincinnati: A. S. Barnes & Company and H. W. Derby & Co., 1849. First Edition. Complete. Approximately 4” x 6”. 86 pages including 3 pages of b/w illustrations. 9 additional advertising pages in rear. Title page illustrated with an untitled wood engraving (titled as “Scenery on a Branch of the Sacramento” in a contemporary book on California) of a placer gold mining scene. Sound binding; some very light foxing to the endpapers and first several leaves. Clean pages; well-done repair to closed tear on one leaf. Minor cover wear; heaviest at spine ends. Bright gilt spine lettering. This is clearly a reference book intended for men caught up in the California Gold Rush of 1849 although neither are specifically mentioned in the text. As stated in its preface, the book was intended to be a portable, basic reference for the novice, for those “without a large library”, and to be “an indispensable companion to enable the miner to assay [and] extract . . . useful metals.” The book addresses the Classification of Rocks, Instruments and Processes of Subterranean Operations, Means of Penetrating the Earth, the Chemistry and Geology of Metals (Gold and others). It contains three appendices, A Tabular View of the Rocks of the United States, Alloys, and a Glossary. Not listed in Howes, Graff nor Streeter. OCLC shows about 30 copies held by institutions, but this title is otherwise rather scarce. As of 2016, no examples are for sale within the trade, and a search of ABPC, Rare Book Hub, and Worthpoint reveals only one auction record. At age 19, long before he became a renowned professor of natural science, or for that matter even attended college, Orton “published his first book The Miner's Guide and Metallurgist's Directory . . . at the time of the California gold rush. . . . The book was a surprising success, later appearing in five revised editions as the widely read Underground Treasures: How and Where to Find Them.” (The Vassar Encyclopedia)

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        Mooltan, during and after the Siege. Being Twenty-one Drawings, from Sketches taken on the Spot by John Dunlop, M.D. Assistant Surgeon H.M.'s 32nd Regiment. And lithographed in Tints, by Andrew Maclure. With a Descriptive and Historical Account of the Siege.

      Wm. S. Orr & Co. 1849 - Folio (370 × 265 mm). A deluxe bound copy, bound exacty like the regular red cloth copies with same gilt titles and ornate borders but this is in full red leather by publisher. skillfully rebacked with skilfully rebacked perserving original marbled endpapers, preserving most of the original spine, new leather spine label. Edges and corners rubbed, some light marginal foxing, offsetting to the tissue-guards, very good. Hand-finished tinted lithographic pictorial half-title and 21 similar plates, original tissue-guards intact. First edition. Uncommon plate book recording the Second Sikh War's five month siege of Mooltan, now Multan in Punjab, Pakistan. The attempt of the British to impose a new ruler on the city led to the defiance of Dewan Mulraj, and to the siege which precipitated the Second Sikh War. The plates include images of the city itself, the participants including "Moolraj" and his brothers, and key moments during the siege, the text offers a reasonably full description of events, partly drawn from Dunlop's own account. Abbey Travel 474; Bruce 4215; Colas 912; Lipperheide 1498. A most superior copy, the binding suggests possibly a deluxe presentation copy. Copy comes from a Norfolk Estate from where it has been in the same family for 150 years, ie. since new! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zoologisch-Anatomisch-Physiologische Untersuchungen über die Nordischen Wallthiere. 1. Band (alles Erschienene).

      Leipzig, Verlag Leopold Voss, 1849. Mit 15 lithographischen Tafeln und 48 Holzschnitten., XVI + 205 Seiten + Abbildungen., Folio. schwarze Halbleinwand mit Leinwandecken., Einband berieben und beschabt, Buchrücken teils etwas aufgeplatzt. Papier altersbedingt gilb und stockfleckig, Papierklebereste auf vorderem und hinterem Buchdeckel. Textteil nicht aufgeschnitten, sonst gutes und seltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Zoologie, Wallthiere, Meer , Wal , Wale , Meeressäuger

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      1849 - RUSKIN, John. The Seven Lamps of Architecture. WITH: The Stones of Venice. Three volumes. WITH: Modern Painters. Five volumes. WITH: RUSKIN, John. Autograph letter to George Allen, dated October 11, 1875 and initialed. London: Smith, Elder, 1849; 1851-1853; 1851-1860. In all, nine volumes. Quarto, contemporary full blue crushed morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; letter is single sheet of wove stationery, measuring 4-1/2 by 7 inches, folded. $9800.Lovely collection of three of Ruskin's major works (The Seven Lamps of Architecture and The Stones of Venice in first edition), illustrated with over 150 full-page engravings and beautifully bound in rich contemporary morocco by Zaehnsdorf. Accompanied by an original autograph letter from Ruskin to artist, engraver and friend George Allen, regarding the engraving of one of Ruskin's drawings and the distribution of several publications, initialed "J.R."John Ruskin, writer, critic, and artist, was the foremost dictator of public taste in Victorian England. The Seven Lamps of Architecture, The Stones of Venice and Modern Painters remain three of his most popular and influential works. In them, he champions the Gothic Revival movement in art and decoration, and first puts forward the idea that the Gothic style was supreme for its truth to nature and its moral force. "Taken in the mass, these volumes contain the most valuable contributions to art-literature the language can show". they contain worlds of thought, imagination, and knowledge such as no other art-writer can educe". It is impossible but that Art should be the better for them" (Allibone, 1895). This collection includes the first edition of The Seven Lamps of Architecture, the first edition of The Stones of Venice, and mixed editions of Modern Painters. "Clouds, mountains, landscapes, towers, churches, trees, flowers and herbs were drawn with wonderful precision, minuteness of detail and delicacy of hand, solely to recall some specific aspect of nature or art, of which he wished to retain a record. In his gift for recording the most subtle characters of architectural carvings and details, Ruskin has hardly been surpassed by the most distinguished painters" (NNDB). Artist and engraver George Allen, to whom the accompanying autograph letter is addressed, joined a class in drawing taught by Ruskin at Working Men's College in 1854, and soon became Ruskin's assistant. He later resigned his other positions to devote his talents entirely to engraving Ruskin's works. "Ruskin wrote in all over 1,300 letters to George Allen"" the men were close friends and their correspondence contains both personal matters and those relating to art and business" (Columbia University). In this letter, Ruskin discusses "the drawing for our first plate, [which he would have sent earlier], but the feather when finished, got a great blot from the ivory ruler! and had to be scratched and repaired". I have no doubt your engraving will be beautiful"" my hand shakes a little now with age, or tea drinking, and much spoils my work." Original cloth covers and spines bound in the rear of each volume. Early owner signatures in some volumes. Armorial bookplate.A fine collection, beautifully bound and illustrated, with splendid autograph letter. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pierers Universal-Lexikon, Encyclopädisches Wörterbuch 3. Auflage, 17 Bände, 1849-1852 (I)

      H. A. Pierer 1849-1852, Altenburg - (Pierers) Universal-Lexikon der Gegenwart und Vergangenheit oder neuestes encyclopädisches Wörterbuch der Wissenschaften, Künste und Gewerbe. Dritte (3.) Auflage (Vierte Ausgabe). 17 Bände (komplett). Altenburg, H. A. Pierer, 1849-1852. Dekorative Original-Halbleineneinbände. Braune Rücken (lederartig wirkend) mit für die Zeit beeindruckenden Goldprägungen. Farbig marmorierter Buchschnitt. Format 22,5cm x 15cm. Zus. rd. 16.500 S. Wie auch den 14 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, die Rückenansicht äußerst attraktiv. Zudem die Rücken ohne der oft üblichen Einrisse oder Fehlstellen an den Kanten. Buchdeckel & -schnitt schön erhalten. Außen etwas berieben bzw. bestoßen. Zwei Bände (3 & 9) weichen durch Spuren ehem. Feuchtigkeit von den anderen Bänden ab: hier das Leinen an einigen Stellen fleckig & leicht wellig; bei Band 9 außerdem Papierbezug vom Deckel betroffen (Bereibung, zwei kleine Fehlstücke). Innen fest, vollständig, keine Unterstreichungen. Seiten gebräunt & fleckig. Fünf Seiten mit Einriss, zwei Bände mit einigen braunrandigen Seiten (einer davon großseitig). Titelblatt eines Bandes gestempelt. Im ersten Band auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz eine handschriftliche Widmung neueren Datums. Eine Seite wurde an der falschen Stelle (einige Seiten zuvor) gedruckt & eingebunden - Seitenzahl ist mit Bleistift korrigiert, so daß das Lesen nicht behindert wird. 26000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed. Graz, 20. XI. 1849.

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

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        Die Katastrophe in Ungarn. Originalbericht. Leipzig, Otto Wigand, 1849.

      1849. 42, (6) SS. Späterer schwarzer Leinenband mit hs. Deckelschildchen 8vo. Erstausgabe von Kossuths "politischem Testament" aus der Gefangenschaft in Widdin. Nachdem die Lage für den ungarischen Staatsmann Kossuth (1802-1894), das Haupt der ungarischen Revolution in den Jahren 1848 und 1849, aussichtslos wurde, dankte er in der Nacht vom 10. zum 11. August 1849 ab und "wandte sich mit einigen Anhängern der türkischen Grenze zu, welche er am 17. August überschritt. Seine Absicht, nach England zu fliehen, wurde vorderhand vereitelt, weil er erkannt und angehalten wurde" (Wurzbach XIII, 8ff.). - Klammergeheftet, Titel im Innenfalz mit mit kleinem Einriß. Exlibris Anton Vitzthum im vorderen Innendeckel. Friedländer 258. Hirschberg 276.

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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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        David Copperfield. FIRST EDITION. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. XX original parts in XIX.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1849-50 Plates sl. browned in places. Orig. blue/green pictorial wrappers; two or three parts v. sl. chipped at head or tail of spine; back wrapper carefully reattached part XIX/XX. Overall a very well preserved & clean set, with virtually no repair work, in custom-made blue morocco box. Armorial label of Cortlandt F. Bishop.Collated with Hatton & Cleaver. An excellent set of one of the more difficult to find of Dickens's parts publications, preserving all but two of the many advertisements; the only ads missing are the 2pp following ad. for Leila

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        Galerie des personnages de Shakespeare

      - Baudry, librairie européenne, Paris 1849, grand in 8 (26x17cm), relié. - Prima edizione illustrata con testo 80. Ogni pezzo ha un incisione su acciaio e legno. I nomi sulle incisioni sono Geofffroy, Verdeil, Rouargue, Harvey, ma più belle acciai e fine, la fantasia spesso selvaggia, non sono firmati. Blu editor di cartone in pieno percaline con motivi d'oro, di nuovo ornato di un traforo geometrico e fogliame su un grande allenatore piatta romantica freddo e due ragioni diverse, un Falstaff rappresentante e l'altra con una composizione una lira, una medaglia ... Una scivolata un po 'emerso. Molto bella copia, il documento Immacolata, libera di foxing. Questa edizione è una perla di illustrazione romantico. La qualità dell'acciaio è spesso sorprendente. Dopo Old Nick prefazione e due frontespizi, uno per Shakespeare, l'altro per i suoi personaggi, ogni pezzo è presentata e commentata da Amédée Pichot, incisioni che illustrano il passaggio di una stanza. Il testo che si riferisce incisione è stampata in inglese e francese. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 80 hors texte. Chaque pièce possède une gravure sur acier et une sur bois. Les noms sur les gravures sont Geofffroy, Verdeil, Rouargue, Harvey, mais la plupart des aciers très beaux et très fins, à l'imagination souvent délirante, ne sont pas signés. Cartonnage d'éditeur Bleu marine en pleine percaline aux motifs dorés , dos très orné d'un entrelac géométrique et d'un feuillage , sur les plats un grand encadrement romantique à froid et deux motifs différents, un représentant Falstaff et l'autre une composition avec une lyre, une médaille... Un feuillet très légèrement ressorti. Très bel exemplaire, au papier immaculé, exempt de rousseurs. Cette édition constitue une perle de l'illustration romantique. La qualité des aciers est souvent stupéfiante. Après une préface de Old Nick et deux frontispices, l'un pour Shakespeare, l'autre pour ses personnages , chaque pièce est présentée et commentée par Amédée Pichot, les gravures illustrant un passage d'une pièce. Le texte auquel fait référence la gravure est imprimé en anglais et en français.

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield....with Illustrations By H. K. Browne (In the Original Monthly parts)

      London (May 1849 - November 1850): Bradbury and Evans. First Edition. Original Wraps. The present set collates complete, with ALL Advertisers, ALL slips and ALL rear ads called for by Hatton and Cleaver; ALL wrappers are correct. Twenty monthly parts in 19; octavo, with 40 inserted plates, including the frontis and vignette title. [i-vii]viii[ix]x-xii[xiii]xiv[xv-xvi], [1]2-624. Plates in parts VIII, X, XI and XII are browned at edges; plates in parts X and XII have light off-setting from the facing plate; all other plates are very good to fine. Several parts have spines expertly renewed and several front wraps have a subscriber name. The Lett's Diary ad in part VIII has the fold-out and 6 specimen leaves. An outstanding set in every respect and with a pedigree - it is from the (Thomas) Hatton and Cleaver collection. Housed in a handsome full leather Solander slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        Rhododendron Setosum, Wall.

      1849- 1851 1849 - Lithograph, handcolored, image approximately 17 x 13 inches on sheet size 19 x 14 inches. A few spots in upper image area, overall very good condition. An exquisite botanical image of a white flowering rhododendron branch with botanical details below. This is plate XX from Joseph Dalton Hooker's "Rhododendrons of the Sikkim-Himalaya". The large folio size of this work, the artistry of J.D. Hooker and the very fine lithography by W.H. Fitch produce very evocative, beautiful and scientifically accurate images. Printed by Reeve & Nichols.

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield....with Illustrations By H. K. Browne (In the Original Monthly parts)

      London (May 1849 - November 1850): Bradbury and Evans. First Edition. Original Wraps. The present set collates complete, with ALL Advertisers, ALL slips and ALL rear ads called for by Hatton and Cleaver; ALL wrappers are correct. Twenty monthly parts in 19; octavo, with 40 inserted plates, including the frontis and vignette title. [i-vii]viii[ix]x-xii[xiii]xiv[xv-xvi], [1]2-624. Plates in parts VIII, X, XI and XII are browned at edges; plates in parts X and XII have light off-setting from the facing plate; all other plates are very good to fine. Several parts have spines expertly renewed and several front wraps have a subscriber name. The Lett's Diary ad in part VIII has the fold-out and 6 specimen leaves. An outstanding set in every respect and with a pedigree - it is from the (Thomas) Hatton and Cleaver collection. Housed in a handsome full leather Solander slipcase.

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      Kreuznach: R. Voigtlander, 1849. 32pp. Printed blue wrappers (rear wrapper original, front wrapper in facsimile). Small corner repairs to rear wrapper. Some foxing, two ink stamps on titlepage, else very good. In a half morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. The first edition of an exceedingly rare Gold Rush pamphlet, printed in the hallowed year of that epochal event. "Like many guidebooks for Europeans, this pamphlet gives general information on California's physical features, history, and 'Notes for Emigrants' on the gold discovery. The portion on California's gold riches consists primarily of an article reprinted from the KOELNER ZEITUNG of January 14, 1849, which in turn summarizes R.B. Mason and others. The guide mentions the many German settlers in the Sacramento Valley and speaks proudly of Captain Sutter" - Kurutz. Only four institutions worldwide report a copy of this book: the California State Library, the University of California at Berkeley, Yale, and the State Library in Berlin. It is even more difficult to encounter at auction, this copy being the only one on record to pass through the rooms. COWAN II, p.102. HOWES C43, "aa." KURUTZ 112. SABIN 9984.

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        Official Bulletins of the Battle of Waterloo in the Original Languages With Translations Into English.

      Parker, Furnival, and Parker, 1849. - Tall 8vo. pp. [4], 99. Original red cloth a little rubbed and slightly soiled. Very Good. Presentation copy to Lord Raglan inscribed on the title page "From the Editor to Lieutt Genl. Lord Fitzroy Somerset, with best respects & thanks for the kind assistance afforded by his Lordship." With both the Lord Raglan and Cefntilla bookplates. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mardi: and a Voyage Thither

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

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        Freiheit in Krähwinkel. Posse mit Gesang in zwei Abtheilungen und 3 Akten. 1. Abtheilung: Die Revolution. 2. Abtheilung: Die Reaktion. Mit drei allegorischen illuminirten Bildern.

      Wien, Wallishauser 1849. Kl.-8°. 120 S. Mit 3 handcolor. Kupferstich-Illustrationen auf gef. Tafeln [nach Aquarellen von Johann Christian Schoeller]. Geschmackvoller, späterer HLnbd. m. goldgepr. Rü.titel und hübschem Buntpapierbezug (unter Beibindung der OHeftumschläge m. schwarzgedr. Titel u. Verlagsanzeigen). Rücken fleckig, Einbd. etw. angeschmutzt, Vorsätze gebräunt, hint. flieg. Vorsatz fehlt, Buchblock unbeschnitten, durchgeh. m. Spuren v. Wassereinwirkung und an der re. unt. Ecke mit Knickspur. \"Borst 2356, Brieger 1836, Rabenlechner I, 60, WG²11. Erste Ausgabe. Krähwinkeliade mit Bezug auf die Revolutionswirren jener Zeit. Die am 1. Juli 1848 am Wr. Carl-Theater uraufgeführte Volkskomödie ist das einzige Stück, das Nestroy nicht unter dem Druck der Zensur geschrieben hat, da es in dem kurzen Zensurfreien Zeitraum (14. März-11. Nov. 1848) verfasst und aufgeführt wurde. Unter großem Jubel wurde das Werk bis zum Ende der Saison 36-mal gespielt. Das Stück verherrlicht die Ideen und Erfolge der Revolution und zeichnet gleichzeitig ein satirisches Bild der kleinsinnigen Nutznießer und engstirnigen Opfer der Revolution. \"\"Am 31. Oktober besetzte die Armee des Fürsten Windischgrätz die Stadt und mit der Herrlichkeit der `Freiheit in Krähwinkel` war es zu Ende, in den Straßen und auf der Bühne. Es war nur eine Posse gewesen. - Sie hat großen Wert als von Gedanken durchleuchtetes und über sich selbst hinaus deutendes Zeitdokument ... \"\" (Franz H. Mautner, Nestroy, 1978, Ss.298-302). - Die Illustrationen in zeitgenössischem Kolorit zeigen drei Szenenbilder nach Aquarellen von Johann Christian Schoeller (1782-1851) mit Johann Nestroy als Eberhard Ultra.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Literatur, Drama, Theaterstück, Komödie, Österreich, 19. Jahrhundert, Revolution 1848

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        Atlas du Journal des Connaissances Médico-chirurgicales publié par le docteur A. Martin-Lauzer. [Fragment hétéroclite renfermant 211 planches].

      Paris, Aux bureaux du Journal, 1849-1850. in-4, Titre-22pp.-7pp.-18pp.- 211 planches. Reliure de l'époque demi-basane fauve, dos lisse. Ce recueil renferme une partie de la production iconographique fournie par le périodique. Planches I à XLVIII : anatomie (circulation sanguine figurée en rouge et bleu pour certaines vues "écorchées"), obstétrique, cerveau... réunies sous le générique : "Jacobus Lebaudy dissecuit ipse & direxit". [Suivies de] 18 planches "Frederici Arnoldi icones nervorum capitis" pour la tête (tabula "prima" à "nona", toutes en deux état : grisée et au trait). [Suivies de] 22 planches : "Organes des sens d'après Soemmering et Arnold". [Suivies de] 12 planches Anévrismes, la plupart gravées d'après Scarpa. Une planche : "Brise pierre à pression et à percussion". [Suivies de] 9 planches numérotées LXXX à XC (4 sujets sur 2 planches) : organes génitaux. [Suivies de] 12 planches "Anatomie pathologique de l'utérus d'après Hooper" (des lacunes). [Suivies de] 6 planches d'animaux venimeux. [Suivies de] 6 planches d'anatomie d'après J. Lebaudy numérotées CIX à CXIV. [Suivies de] 22 planches "Organes des sens d'après Soemmering et Arnold" (1 à 22). [Suivies de] 8 planches d'obstétrique. [Suivies de] 14 planches "Articulations et ligaments" (fortes rousseurs). [Suivies de] 55 planches diverses : ophtalmologie, "physiologie par R. Wagner" (1 à 13), "chirurgie oculaire atlas du Dr Desmarres", "Maladies des voies urinaires Atlas du Dr Ch. Philipps" (planches 1 à 24). Les textes qui précédent se rapportent aux sujets des planches, sans garantie d'intégralité. - Coiffes renforcées à l'aide de papier collant, quelques planches roussies (signalées dans la notice).

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        Les étoiles dernière féerie.

      Grand in 8 demi-chagrin rouge,reliure postérieure muette,filets à froid,filet à froid sur les plats.Ouvrage en deux parties.Première partie Les étoiles Faux-titre, frontispice en couleurs,titre,XVI,252 pages.Seconde partie Les étoiles Faux-titre,frontispice en couleurs Astronomie des Dames par le Comte FOELIX titre,186 pages.1 page de table des matières,1 page de placement des gravures.Non rogné.Complet des 15 gravures hors-texte en couleurs,sous serpentes,y compris les frontispices et le portrait de JJ GONET éditeur,Leipzig chez Charles TWIETMEYER,sans date(1849.Quelques rousseurs éparses, légèrement plus concentrées en début et fin de volume.Les deux plats de couverture sont conservés.Bel exemplaire à grandes marges

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        Les Etoiles, dernière féérie par J.-J. Grandville, texte par Méry. Astronomie des dames par le Cte Foelix.

      Paris, G. De Gonet, Martinon, Leipzig, Charles Twietmeyer, (1849),2 parties en 1 volume In-4, XVI-252 pp.; faux-titre, titre (seconde partie), 186 pp., 1 f.; 15 gravures H.T. sur acier en couleurs. Reliure bradel demi maroquin bleu, dos orné d'un semis d'étoiles, tête dorée. Exemplaire non rogné.(piqures éparses sur les deux faux-titres et titres). Bel exemplaire grand de marges. Ex libris à système Marcel Jean. Édition originale, premier et unique tirage de l'ouvrage posthume précédé d'une intéressante biographie de Grandville mort en 1847. Carteret III-223. Brivois 138-139. L'ouvrage est illustré de 15 H.T. : titre, portrait de Grandville et 13 compositions figurante les "Etoiles du Soir, "Etoile filante", "Mauvaise étoiles",..., tous rehaussés à l'aquerelle. La seconde partie porte un titre propre, avec la seule adresse de G. de Gonet.

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        Les étoiles, Astronomie des dames

      Paris de Gonet 1849 Un volume in-4demi chagrin noir, plats de papier gauffré chagriné noir, dos lisse. Les étoiles : faux-titre, frontispice gravé, page de titre, J. J. Grandville [XVI], portrait gravé de Grandville, 252 pages. L'astronomie des dames : faux-titre, frontispice gravé, page de titre, 186 pages, table des matières et placement des gravures. Ouvrage illustré de 15 planches hors texte coloriées (dont les deux frontispices et le portrait), protégées par du papier pelure rose. Bel exemplaire de premier tirage bien conservé, très frais, au papier et aux planches exempts de rousseurs à l'exception d'un feuillet en tout début d'ouvrage. Coupes frottées. La planche intitulée "La belle étoile" est placée en page 50 et non en page 52 comme indiqué dans la table des gravures.Dimensions : 270x190x30mm, poids : 1,1kg, envoi soigné en Chrono 13 de Chronopost. Un volume, 4to, half black shagreen, ornate smooth back. Book wonderfully illustrated with 15 coloured steel engraved plates by Grandville, a talentuous satirical, humouristic and fantasy French illustrator (1803-1847). First edition printed at Jules Janet's address, "La Belle étoile" plate is misplaced at page 50 instead of 52. Nice and fresh copy. - - * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Attention ! Les montants des frais de port mentionnés ne sont valables que pour la France continentale. Pour toute autre destination, veuillez prendre contact avec la librairie par téléphone fixe +33 (0) 5 67 67 46 33 ou portable +33 (0) 6 04 51 14 09 ou par courriel : librairie@scriptorium-albi.frBeware! The shipping rates here given are only available within France. For any other destination please contact the book shop by phone: +33 (0) 5 67 67 46 33 or GSM: +33 (0) 6 04 51 14 09, or by e-mail:

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        LAUFEN/Salzach. Gesamtansicht über die Salzach.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von L. Rottmann nach Pezolt bei J. Schoen, 1849, 22 x 28 cm. Nebehay-Wagner 502,36. - Die schöne Ansicht breitrandig und gut erhalten.

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        CHOICE FLOWERS: A Collection of Drawings of Favourite Flowers, from the Garden and Conservatory

      London. Ackermann 1849 - Small folio 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, original embossed red morocco binding with gilt title and gilt vase of flowers, minor rubbing. Fine hand coloured title, printed title, dedication, preface, list of subscribers and 31 FINE HAND COLOURED LITHOGRAPH PLATES OF FLOWERS - plates by and after 'Miss May', printed on thin card, with accompanying text. Complete. Some occasional marks and the coloured title with a small marginal split. Otherwise a pretty copy. Scarce. The subscribers' list mentions 72 names subscribing to 75 copies. William May who wrote the text ran the Hope Nurseries at Bedale in Yorkshire. His sister was responsible for the plates, which depict both single flowers and mixed groups, in the hope that they be useful reference to the botanist "and also instructive to the younger branches of her friends, who may wish to cultivate their taste in the elegant and delightful recreation of drawing" (Preface). Bibliography- Great Flower Books, p. 67 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed. [London]

      1849. 8vo. 1 p. To Sir Walter: "I hope you will kindly excuse me from coming tonight as I see no immediate end to my work - unless I put in a few hours extra. I hope to be free by about noon tomorrow [...]". - The Anglo-Irish diplomat and colonial administrator Sir Walter Francis Hely-Hutchinson (1849-1913) served as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Natal and Zululand (1893 to 1901) and as Governor of the Cape Colony (1901ff.). - On paper with embossed address; reverse with traces of mounting.

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        Contract signed. Vienna, 11. VIII. 1849.

      1849. 4to. 1 p. Contract on buying the copyright of "Productions de Salon. Fantaisies pour Violon et Piano concertans" (from Verdi's "Ernani") and Donizetti's "Dom Sébastien" from Giovanni Ricordi. Countersigned by the Austrian violinist, violist and composer Matthias Durst ("Matheo Durst", 1815-1875). - Some damages to edges and slightly spotty.

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        Autograph Letter Signed; Making Amends for Insulting Reference to Henry Wise in the "Democratic Union"

      Wheatland, OH 1849 - AUTOGRAPHED Letter Signed, Making amends for insulting reference to Wise in the "Democratic Union". James Buchanan to later Confederate General Henry Alexander Wise, explaining that he was away and could not have prevented the publication of a eulogy for President Polk that contains an insulting reference to Wise, describes the author of the eulogy sympathetically, and invites Wise for a visit. 1 page, 4to, ruled paper; inlaid, faint toning at right edge, folds.Henry Alexander Wise (1806-1876) was a Virginia lawyer and politician who served 6 terms in Congress, fought in the Civil War as a Confederate Major General, and who, as Governor of Virginia, signed the death warrant of John Brown. Edwin Wilson Hutter (1813-1873) was editor of the Harrisburg Democratic Union and Lancaster Intelligencer and Journal, private secretary to James Buchanan during Polk's presidency, and became a Lutheran preacher in the last decades of his life. "My attention was your communication to the Union in reference to an expression employed by Mr. Hutter in his eulogy on the late President. Had I been at home when this was prepared or delivered, I think I may say it certainly would not have contained the justly offensive statement to which you take exception.I never knew . . . that the eulogy had any reference to yourself.[O]ur friendly is my anxious desire to preserve as long as we both shall live.Mr. Hutter no longer resides in Lancaster. He sometime since removed to Baltimore where he conducts a Lutheran paper. He became religious in consequence of domestic affections.He is an amicable man." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U. Triest, 21. I. 1849.

      1849. 1 S. Qu.-Folio. Zehn Takte: "Scherzo aus dem Trio in Des-Dur Op. 120" ("Assai leggiero"), gewidmet "für Frau Gräfin Marie v. Wimpffen Excellenz". - Der aus Mähren gebürtige Hirsch wirkte ab 1840 als Sänger, Lieddichter und -komponist in Leipzig; später wurde er in Wien Bibliothekar des Polizeiministeriums. - Hübsches Blatt: innerhalb eines rot gedruckten ornamentalen Rahmens die Notenlinien in blauer Tinte gezogen; aufmontiert auf Trägerpapier zur Vergrößerung des Rands.

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        [Romans Populaires Illustres . . . Traduction de la Bedolliere. Edition Illustrée de Bertall]

      Paris: Publié par Gustave Barba, [circa 1849-51], 1849. Early or first French editions of this translation. Cf. Spiller and Blackburn, page 24, etc.; OCLC records the individual titles, but cites very few locations. Edges a little rubbed; very good set.. Large 8vo, 22 parts bound in two volumes, contemporary red quarter calf, red cloth sides, gilt rules and lettering. Illustrated by Bertall. 23 titles by Cooper, translated into French by Emile de la Bedolliere and nicely illustrated by Charles Albert d'Arnoux, aka Bertall (1820-1882), the prolific French illustrator. These titles, and several others by Cooper, were originally issued in parts in Barba's series of Romans Populaires Illuistrés and were apparently later issued bound together. Spiller and Blackburn state that the series or individual titles were reprinted five times between 1849 and 1875. The 23 titles here were bound randomly, each with separate paginations and it is likely they were bound from the parts. The text of each of the two volumes is preceded by a title-page or cover apparently from the original parts issue. Round stamp of the Bibliotheque Paroissiale on the title-pages and on a few pages of text. The binding title reads "F. Cooper / Oeuvres / Illustrees." At the foot of each spine is the ownership name of "G. Hantraye."

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        Journal d'un voyage en Savoie et dans le midi de la France en 1804 et 1805. Seconde édition, revue, corrigée, augmentée d'un appendice et ornée d'une gravure en taille douce d'après Moreau le Jeune.

      Paris, Crapelet, 1849. Grand in-8, VIII, 415 pp., (1) f. errata, demi maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs, filets à froid, tête dorée, grandes marges. UN DES 10 EXEMPLAIRES EN GRAND PAPIER RAISIN DE HOLLANDE avec la gravure en 3 états : eau-forte pure, avant la lettre sur Chine monté et avant la lettre sur blanc. Cette figure est la dernière de Moreau. Escoffier, Le Mouvement romantique, 1810.Quelques piqûres. Deux coins légèrement émoussés.

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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.

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        A New General Atlas, with the Divisions and Boundaries Carefully Coloured; Constructed Entirely from New Drawings.

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans,, London: 1849 - Folio atlas containing the complete collection of 53 engraved maps with hand colored boundaries, the striking maps in fine condition. The map of Australia showing only Western Australia, New South Wales, Australia Felix, and South Australia, with Lake Torrens shown and many rivers added in NSW (Tooley 683). The map which follows is Van Diemen's Land, which is divided into 19 Police districts (counties), (Tooley 688). The map of the United States extends as far west as Nebraska Territory, New Mexico and Texas with "Indian Territory" (present day Oklahoma) just to the north. The map of British North America shows "upper California" and Oregon, pre gold rush, with Alaska shown as "Russian Territory". Mexico and the Central States map includes upper or new California, and undesignated New Mexico and Arizona. Folio, 53 plates, Index 59pp. Maroon gilt leather, with gilt title at front board and spine. The boards quite rubbed, the spine with only the title remaining, the rest of the spine lacking, the rear board marked and warped. Internally, two maps loose but present. The volume would benefit from a rebinding, the front board worthy of conserving, the rear board perished, otherwise in good plus condition.David Rumsey cites this edition, "Hall did a revised edition in the 1850-57 period (Phillips 821). OCLC: 557977498 records one copy, at the British Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Freien Stunden in Italien in drei Theile bearbeitet und Seiner Hochgebornen dem kai. kön. Herrn Oberst Gustav Graf Degenfeld-Schomburg [!] kai. kön. Käm[m]erer des königlichen Hanoveranischen Guelfen Orden Ritter des Chur Hessischen Löwen Orden Commandeur des Erz-Herzog Leopold 53ten Linien Inft. Regt. Commandant in tiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet. O. O., 1849.

      1849. Deutsche Handschrift auf Papier. (8), 102, (8), 43, (1) SS., 4 Bll., 5-71 [recte: 72], (8) SS. Mit 19 Bleistift- und Kohlezeichnungen (dav. 3 Frontispize) und 14 Titel- bzw. Widmungsblättern in Tusche, Federkalligraphie und Bleistift sowie 25 figuralen Bleistift-Initialen im Text. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Folio. Hübsch ausgestattetes und liebevoll illustrierte Sammlung von Unterhaltungsliteratur, verfaßt oder bearbeitet von Maximilian Alois Lesznik, "Spielmann bei der Reg[imen]ts-Musik des Erzherzog Leopold 53tn. Linien Infanterie Regim[en]ts". Enthält eine längere Erzählung im Stile der damals populären Ritterromane ("Otto oder die Todtenglocke um Mitternacht"), ein orientalisches Singspiel ("Parthena - Große Oper in zwei Aufzügen", mit Kostümillustrationen von Arabern) sowie als dritten Teil Lyrik, Rätselverse, verschlüsselte Liebesbriefe u. a. Laut Titel widmete der Verfasser das Buch nach dem Italienfeldzug von 1848/49 seinem Regimentskommandanten, dem Generalmajor Gustav Graf Degenfeld-Schonburg (1807-57). - Das Widmungsblatt etwas braunfleckig, sonst wohlerhalten und sauber. Gelenke fachmännisch restauriert.

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        The Quadrupeds of North America. Band I + II [von 3].

      New York. V. G. Audubon, 1849 / 1851. 2 Bände. Mit 98 (v. 100) kolorierten Lithographien auf Tafeln + 15 Tafeln angebunden (gesamt = 113 Tafeln). VIII, VIII; 383, 334 S. + 72 S. [beigebunden]. Lex.-8°. Halbledereinbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. Original-Ausgabe. - Die ersten 40 Seiten des I. Bandes vornehmlich im Eck- bzw. Randbereich wasserfleckig und leicht braunfleckig und gebräunt. Tafeln I - VI fleckig bzw. wasserrandig. 1 Tafeln mit Randfehlstelle ausserhalb der Darstellung. - Die übrigen Tafeln vereinzelt finger- bzw. leicht stockfleckig. - Rückengelenke aufgeplatzt. Kanten berieben. - Es fehlen die Tafeln 52 (Swift Fox) und 60 (Bridled Weasel) von Band II. - Im II. Band 72 Seiten des III. Bandes angebunden, mit den Tafeln 101 bis 115. - Insgesamt gut erhaltene Exemplare. Zahlreiche Tafeln ohne nennenswerte Mängel. - Selten. Versand D: 6,50 EUR JOHN JAMES AUDUBON (1785-1851) - handcolored lithographed and chromolithographed plates by W. E. Hitchcock and R. Trembly

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Dresden, 4. VII. 1849.

      1849. 3 SS. 4to. An den Schriftsteller Titus Ullrich (1813-1891): "Erst vorgestern empfing ich Ihren lieben Brief vom 25 verflossenen Monats, es blieb nämlich die ganze Zeit im Gasthof zum Deutschen Hause liegen, u. ich wusste es nicht, denn ich wohne nicht dort wie ich früher beabsichtigte. Den 2. u. 3. Act habe ich durchgelesen, einige Kleinigkeiten werden wohl noch zu ändern sein aber die Verse passen wenigstens alle. In diesem Briefe kann ich mich nicht vollständig aussprechen denn ich habe nicht die nothige Gemütsruhe in diesen Augenblick was dazu erforderlich ist u ich hoffe die ersten Tage Septembers selbst nach Berlin auf 2 tage kommen zu können u. dann wollen wir das ganze gehorig durchsehen und ordnen [...]". - Barbieri war als Kapellmeister an italienischen Bühnen tätig, bevor er 1844-46 Kapellmeister am Carltheater in Wien wurde und 1845 Gesangmeister am Kärntnertortheater. Danach wirkte er als Dirigent in Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Bremen und Rio de Janeiro, bis er schließlich 1862 seine Tätigkeit als Kapellmeister am Nationaltheater in Pest aufnahm.

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        The Ladies' Flower-Garden of Ornamental Bulbous Plants

      London: William S. Orr & Co., Amen Corner, 1849. Second edition. One of the more desirable of Mrs. Loudon's works, with the plates often combining different bulbous flowers into artistic arrangements. This copy LACKS 4 plates, with 1 plate damaged. Very slightly and uniformly tanned, but with no foxing. One plate loose, some early text & a few plates with edgewear & title page chipped with a repaired tear & short marginal watermark. Text block loose in serviceable but bumped early half brown calf & boards, gilt title on spine. 4to, x, 270pp & 54 (of 58) hand colored lithographs. An attractive collection of plates.

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        Sygdommen til Døden. En christelig psychologisk Udvikling til Opbyggelse og Opvækkelse. Af Anti-Climacus. Udgivet af S. Kierkegaard (The Sickness unto Death. A Christian psychological exposition for edification and awakening. By Anit-Climacus. Translated by S. Kierkegaard)

      C. A. Reitzel, Kjøbenhavn 1849 - First Edition of Kierkegaard’s Brilliant "Sickness unto Death" KIERKEGAARD, Søren. Sygdommen til Døden. En christelig psychologisk Udvikling til Opbyggelse og Opvækkelse. Af Anti-Climacus. Udgivet af S. Kierkegaard (The Sickness unto Death. A Christian psychological exposition for edification and awakening. By Anit-Climacus. Translated by S. Kierkegaard). Copenhagen, C. A. Reitzel, 1849. 1 blank leaf + TP + [i]-[ii] = Forord + [iii]-[iv] = Indhold + half-title + [1]-136 1 blank leaf, Octavo. First Edition. Himmelstrup 119.The philosophical furthering of his Concept of Dread, this work takes the issue of anxiety beyond the earlier psychological considerations, and engages with the spiritual nature of despair. While anxiety is generated in the encounter with circumstances and is related to the ethical, despair is the anxiety which results from contemplating the eternal.This sickness unto death is marked by the concept of despair. According to Kierkegaard, an individual is "in despair" if he does not align himself with God or God's plan for the self. In this way he loses his self, which Kierkegaard defines as the "relation's relating itself to itself in the relation." Kierkegaard defines humanity as the tension between the "finite and infinite", and the "possible and the necessary", and is identifiable with the dialectical balancing act between these opposing features, the relation. While humans are inherently reflective and self-conscious beings, to become a true self one must not only be conscious of the self but also be conscious of being created by a higher being, God. When one either denies this Self or the Self's creator, one is in despair.CONDITION: Very good+. Quarter-leather with marbled boards, light cracking along hinges. Decorated and lettered in gilt along spine. Pages spotted. Ink name to front free endpaper and title page. Overall, a very desirable copy of this tremendously important work in the history of modern philosophy and existentialism. CONDITION: Very good+. Quarter-leather with marbled boards, light cracking along hinges. Decorated and lettered in gilt along spine. Pages spotted. Ink name to front free endpaper and title page. Overall, a very desirable copy of this tremendously important work in the history of modern philosophy and existentialism.PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Sacerditosa del Sol, drama en cuatro actos

      Habana, imprenta de Soler, 1849 - Reliure plein cuir bleu , filets dorés, dos orné, nom de la dédicataire (dona Susana Marcos) imprimée sur la 1ère de couv., 10,5 cm x 15,5 cm, 77 pages - Texte en espagnol de Juan Miguel de Losada - Bon état

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      Kreuznach: R. Voigtlander, 1849. 32pp. Printed blue wrappers (rear wrapper original, front wrapper in facsimile). Small corner repairs to rear wrapper. Some foxing, two ink stamps on titlepage, else very good. In a half morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. The first edition of an exceedingly rare Gold Rush pamphlet, printed in the hallowed year of that epochal event. "Like many guidebooks for Europeans, this pamphlet gives general information on California's physical features, history, and 'Notes for Emigrants' on the gold discovery. The portion on California's gold riches consists primarily of an article reprinted from the KOELNER ZEITUNG of January 14, 1849, which in turn summarizes R.B. Mason and others. The guide mentions the many German settlers in the Sacramento Valley and speaks proudly of Captain Sutter" - Kurutz. Only four institutions worldwide report a copy of this book: the California State Library, the University of California at Berkeley, Yale, and the State Library in Berlin. It is even more difficult to encounter at auction, this copy being the only one on record to pass through the rooms. COWAN II, p.102. HOWES C43, "aa." KURUTZ 112. SABIN 9984.

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        Deutsche Kolonisten im Heiligen Land [Gebundene Ausgabe] Jakob Eisler (Autor)

      Hirzel, Stuttgart, 1849. "Ich arbeitete gern mit dem Portr?t meines grimmig dreinschauenden Gro?vaters Johann Adolph neben mir" schrieb der Nobelpreistr?ger John Steinbeck in einem seiner Briefe. Warum Johann Adolph Gro?steinbeck so ernst blickte, macht dieses Buch deutlich. 1849 wanderte er im Alter von 17 Jahren aus dem Bergischen Land nach Pal?stina aus, doch das Leben dort war h?rter als erwartet. Nach einem schweren Schicksalsschlag suchte der Siedler schlie?lich in Amerika eine neue Heimat. W?hrend der ganzen Zeit blieben er und seine Familie in regem Briefkontakt, und diese Briefe lassen eine fast vergessene Epoche in der Geschichte Pal?stinas wieder lebendig werden. Zum 100. Geburtstag von John Steinbeck. Autor Jakob Eisler ist Historiker und Mitarbeiter am Landeskirchlichen Archiv in Stuttgart. Zusatzinfo 19 schw.-w. Abb. Sprache deutsch Ma?e 153 x 230 mm Sachbuch Ratgeber Geschichte Politik Politiker Gesellschaft Historiker Kulturgeschichte Geisteswissenschaften Sprach- / Literaturwissenschaft Anglistik Amerikanistik Deutsche Kolonisten im Heiligen Land Englische Sprachwissenschaft Literaturwissenschaft John Steinbeck Pal?stina Geschichte Berichte Erinnerungen Sachbuch Steinbeck, John Familie USA Geschichte Bericht Erinnerung ISBN-10 3-7776-1086-0 / 3777610860 ISBN-13 978-3-7776-1086-3 / 9783777610863

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        Chronicles and Characters of the Stock Exchange / by John Francis

      London : Willoughby, 1849. First Edition. Very good copy in the original blind-tooled cloth. Re-cased in matching cloth. New endpapers. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Bumped corners. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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      Christiania: C. Wulfsberg, 1849. [4],124pp. plus a folding lithographed map. 16mo. Contemporary marbled boards, cloth backstrip. Boards rubbed, extremities worn. Hinges tender, lacking free endpapers, light dampstaining to text, some wrinkling to map. Good. In a half morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. The first edition of a screamingly rare Norwegian gold rush guidebook, likely produced for the first wave of Norwegian immigrants to California, which just happened to coincide with the gold rush. The contents reproduce Colonel Richard Barnes Mason's famous report of the discovery of gold from August 17, 1848 as well as a portion of Vizetelly's work; as common to continental guidebooks. The folding map is an interesting production, titled "Kart over Californien 1849" and showing an area from northern Mexico to Oregon, then San Francisco to Santa Fe, with "Indiana" just north of New Mexico (probably, and hopefully, a contemporary designation for Indian Territory, rather than the Hoosier state). "This Norwegian guidebook to California clearly demonstrates the worldwide effect of the Gold Rush" - Kurutz. OCLC records just five institutional copies worldwide, at the Huntington Library, the University of California, Berkeley, Yale, Harvard, and the Danish National Library. COWAN II, p.50. KURUTZ 50. HOWES C64. SABIN 4825. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 69 (not seen).

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      Leipzig: Wilhelm Jurany, 1849. 32pp. Original white illustrated front wrapper featuring a map of California. Rear wrapper lacking. Spine neatly and professionally repaired. Light toning, and a small contemporary inked letter "A" to front wrapper. Small loss to upper corner of last leaf, blank slip mounted to first page of text (covering an old stamp?). Very good. In a half morocco slipcase and cloth chemise. Rare German gold rush map and guide from the famous year of the '49er. Third edition, of four published in 1849, all of which are scarce. Friedrich Gerstäcker was the author of several works in German on the California gold rush. The present pamphlet is based on a piece originally published in the CALIFORNIA HERALD. "Gerstäcker provided information on crossing the Isthmus but recommended the Cape Horn route. He also warned Germans against the overland route. In addition to giving travel advice, the author described San Francisco and the gold region and provided quotations from various newspapers" - Kurutz. The map on the front wrapper depicts the Northern California gold region, and includes an inset table with distances from Monterey. According to the text, the map was prepared by an American Army officer, Artillery Lt. Loeser, who bore Mason's famous dispatch to Washington announcing the discovery of gold in California. The wrapper states (and Wheat confirms) that the map was taken from the NEW YORK HERALD (December 26, 1848). In his note to the HERALD, Wheat refers to the map as "of exceptional rarity" and attributes the map to Lieutenant Ord. An early guide to the California Gold Rush from an author who was there between September 1849 and November 1850, where he prospected for gold and set up his own store at Feather River. COWAN II, p.234. HOWES G138. KURUTZ 269. DOROTHY SLOAN 16:71 (this copy, sold for $11,500). SABIN 10017.

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