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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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      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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      Boston: Stacy, Richardson & Co., Printers, 1849. 32pp. Facsimile brown printed wrappers. Titlepage toned, with two small paper repairs not affecting text. Outer third of final leaf completed in facsimile, with half of text of final two stanzas on p. 31 supplied. Minor creasing, light to moderate foxing. Good. In a half morocco and cloth slipcase and chemise with bookplate on interior. Among the rarest of the gold rush pamphlets, listed in Eberstadt catalogue 135 (circa 1950) at $650 with the following note: "One of the rarest books of the California gold rush, only several copies of which are known to be in existence." The author includes a history of gold discovery and mining in California, personal experiences of miners, and estimates of costs. He describes San Francisco and routes to the mines, and warns of the dangers inherent in the journey and the odds against striking it rich: "Let every man, then, who goes to California, arrange his affairs at home, if he has any to arrange, and MAKE HIS WILL. He may outlive all the perils of the enterprise, and return - either very rich or extremely poor - and live long in the society of his friends; but he runs many chances to reach a very different result." Other pieces of advice are more succinct including "stay at home," and "if you go to California, take any route but [the Isthmus]." Walton further asserts that "our own opinion is, that there is a vast deal of knavery in getting up this gold fever," and that recent reports of discoveries of three-pound gold nuggets are "monstrous nonsense." The pamphlet concludes with a long humorous poem entitled "The Californian Cry," which balances the excitement and anticipation of going to California with cautionary advice. We locate fifteen copies in institutions, though it is our experience that Walton's book is very scare on the market. A great gold rush pamphlet, with clear-headed advice for those caught with gold fever. HOWES W77, "b." EBERSTADT 135:177. COWAN, p.668. KURUTZ 658. VAIL, GOLD FEVER, p.25. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 182 (note). ROCQ 16132. SABIN 101210.

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        Dictionnaire universel d'histoire naturelle servant de complément aux oeuvres de Buffon, de G. Cuvier, aux encyclopédies, aux anciens dictionnaires scientifiques et resument les traités spéciaux sur les diverses branches des sciences naturelles, etc.

      Paris, Charles d'Orbigny, 1849. 16 parts in 16 (13 text volumes, three plate atlases). Large 8vo. With 288 tissue-guarded, mostly hand-coloured and chromolithographed engraved plates, after Travies and others. A few plates are tinted, or plain, as intended. Uniform contemporary green quarter calf over green pebbled boards. Spines with gilt lines, ornaments and title. Marbled endpapers. All edges speckled.= The first edition of the largest and best natural history encyclopaedia of the mid-19th century, with many thousands of pages, published over an eight- year's period. The list of participating scientists is impressive. We find names such as Arago, Audouin, Becquerel, Brongniart, Deshayes, Desmarest, Alcide d'Orbigny (the author's elder brother), Élie de Beaumont, Geoffroy St-Hilaire, Humboldt, Lucas, Milne Edwards, Moquin-Tandon, Quatrefages, Valenciennes, Van Beneden and many others. The fantastic engraved plates are nearly all very beautifully hand-coloured and show great detail. Birds, reptiles, fish, butterflies, beetles and shells are well-represented. A few plates are only tinted: in particular those dealing with fossils, and one plate (on whales) is plain, as intended. The list of illustrators is as impressive as the list of authors, including Travies (mainly birds), Blanchard (insects), Delarue (insects), Maubert (botany), Oudart (mammals, reptiles, fish), Prêtre (molluscs), Vaillant, Werner, and others. Boards rather rubbed. Text and nearly all plates clean, only two plates a bit age-toned and less than five with a few marginal spots. Internally a very good, unmarked copy indeed. Horn-Schenkling, 16577; Nissen ZBI, 4617.

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        Wirtembergisches Urkundenbuch. Herausgegeben von dem Königlichen Staatsarchiv in Stuttgart. 11 Bände. Komplett

      Stuttgart. In Commission bei F.H. Kähler. Kohlhammer Verlag. 1849 bis 1913 1. Auflage. Erstausgabe. Aus der Bibliothek von Hansmartin Decker-Hauff. zusammen ca. 6000 Seiten, gebunden in späteren Halbleinen Einbänden, erste Bände stellenweise fleckig, spätere Bände schön erhalten, stellenweise mit dezenten Anmerkungen, Ergänzungen und farbigen Unterstreichungen von der Hand des renommierten Landeskundler und Genealogen Hansmartin Decker-Hauff, 31 x 24 cm, zusammen ca. 28 kg schwer! umfasst 5724 Urkunden, die sich auf württembergische Orte beziehen, vom Jahr ca. 700 bis zum Jahr 1300.--Alle Bände mit Statistischer Übersicht und mit einem Register erschlossen. Band 1 und Band 2 mit Besitzervermerk auf Vorsatz: L. Pregizer 1876, vermutlich ist das Karl Ludwig Pregizer, (1850 bis 1924, Archivsekretär in Stuttgart). Band 3 bis Band 11 mit Ex Libris - Stempel und handschriftlichem Besitzervermerk: Hansmartin Decker-Hauff. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Martinzeller, Württemberg, Wirtemberg

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        Autograph letter signed. Fitzroy Street, [15. III. 1849].

      1849. 8vo. 1 p. on double leaf. To his son-in-law Henry Bicknell, making arrangements to meet: "I have unfortunately accepted an invitation to dine with Lord Tenterden on Wednesday, had it been an other I would have endeavoured to get off - as it is I have done as you desired an pop'd Marochetti into the fire. With the exception of that and Saturday I am disengaged the rest of the week [...]". - In a postscript, he adds that "Turner called on Monday to say he would dine with you tomorrow having mistaken the day - he is to dine with your Governor [Henry Bicknell's father, the art collector Elhanan Bicknell] on Saturday". - Roberts enjoyed a close and warm relationship with his daughter and her husband, no doubt a compensation for his own unhappy marriage.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Karlsbad, 9. VII. 1849.

      1849. ¾ S. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief) und Siegel. An den Komponisten Alexander Dreyschock (1818-1869) in Prag: "Ihrer gütigen Zuschrift zufolge bedaure ich sehr, Ihnen im Betreff eines guten Instruments keine genügende Antwort ertheilen zu können, indem auf hiesigen Platze die besten Instrumente nur von hiesigen Meistern Wagner et Feller gebaut, und für einen Kunst-Heros wie Sie, nicht sonderlich zu empfehlen sind [...]". - Josef Labitzky wurde 1835 Kapellmeister des Karlsbader Kurorchesters. Es gelang ihm, das Orchester in kurzer Zeit auf eine solche Höhe zu bringen, dass er 1846 auch Sinfoniekonzerte geben konnte. Die Erfolge Labitzkys als Kapellmeister und Komponist ermöglichten Reisen des Orchesters nach Pilsen 1838, Prag, Wien, Warschau, Petersburg 1839 und London (vgl. MGG VIII, 14). Alexander Dreyschock folgte 1862 einer Berufung als Prof. des Klavierspiels an das neugegründete Konservatorium Rubinsteins in St. Petersburg, wurde dort zugleich Direktor der Theatermusikschule und russischer Hofpianist.

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        Le chevalier d'Harmental. Drame en cinq actes et dix tableaux, avec un prologue (...).

      1849Grand in-8 (261 x 174 mm), pleine percaline amande chinée à la Bradel, pièce de titre de veau havane en long, couverture imprimée conservée (qqs taches), 48 p., texte sur 2 colonnes, non rogné. Paris, Alexandre Cadot, 1849. Rare édition originale de ce drame en 5 actes représenté pour la première fois à Paris au Théâtre Historique, le 26 juillet 1849, que Dumas adapta à partir de son roman éponyme.(Vicaire, III, 355-356).Petites restaurations de papier sans gravité.Très bon exemplaire, entièrement non rogné, avec ses couvertures jaunes imprimées conservées.

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        Marcel Proust) / Portrait photographique de Jeanne Proust

      - PROUST Jeanne née Weil (1849-1905). Mère de Marcel et de Robert Proust. Photographie de Jeanne Proust par Paul Nadar, tirage argentique d’époque. Photographie ronde (15,9 cm de diamètre), contrecollée sur papier au nom du photographe. Tampon de la collection de Madame Mante-Proust. Le portrait fut pris le 5 décembre 1904 quelques mois après le décès de son mari Adrien Proust (26 novembre 1903). Ce portrait est connu pour les retouches qu’apporta Nadar afin de gommer les défauts naturels qui vieillissait son visage. Ce portrait est notamment reproduit dans l’Album Proust (NRF, Bibliothèque de la pléiade, 1965, p.210).

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        Elements of Geometry

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849. Hardcover. Good. 1849. 2nd edition. 269 pages. No dust jacket. Original brown cloth boards. 269 p + 16 p ads. Both front and back boards are fragile, holding only by one cord. The 'Royal Military College' for whom it was published is faded on the front board. Name inscribed and crossed out on the front endpaper and also a name on the ffep. Prelimns spotted. text overall neat and clean. Loss to the top compartment of spine cover- and lower two, too. Considerable rubbing to boards and bumping to edges, faded to gitl titling on spine but still legible.

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        Livourne. Vue prise au dessus du Fanal

      1849. Suggestiva veduta a volo d'uccello della città di Livorno. Peculiarità della veduta risulta essere il punto di presa, molto alto rispetto all'orizzonte. Infatti Guesdon effettuò il disegno della città a bordo di una mongolfiera; questa innnovazione permise all'artista di presentare la città in tutta la sua complessità. La tavola si trova nella famosa opera L'Italie a Vol d'Oiseau pubblicata a Parigi nel 1849 ca. da Hauser. mm 280x440

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        Lettre autographe signée ("Juliette"). [Paris], 22 mai [1849].

      1849. 4 pages in-8. À Victor Hugo. Charmante lettre où elle se plaint avec humour d'embarras gastriques. Elle supporterait son petit malaise avec plus de courage s'il était là pour la dorloter. "[...] Je m'en veux presque maintenant d'avoir sacrifié mon coeur à mon ventre une autre fois je ne ferai pas de ces stupides concessions-là et il s'en tirera comme il pourra et ces borborigmes aussi. Tiens qu'est-ce qu'ils me veulent donc ceux-là? Quand je vous dis qu'il n'y a plus de petits boyaux voici les miens qui veulent faire autant de bruit que les vôtres, les ambitieux. Voulez-vous bien vous taire tout de suite je n'aime pas les maux si tapageurs que ça [...]". Elle n'est cependant pas malade: "je t'aime trop voilà tout. Le reste c'est pure imitation et pour faire comme les grands boyaux. Je t'adore envers et contre tout [...]".

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        Journal of the Proceedings of the Grand Division, of the Sons of Temperance, of the State of Illinois

      Chicago: R. L. Wilson, Daily Journal Office. Good. 1849. Hardcover. Three-quarter black leather and blue cloth binding with gilt imprint on spine. Leather is rubbed at edges and corners and worn off at spine ends. Front joint is split with front board loosening. Light soil on boards, edges, and endpapers. Old bookseller's label and private library bookplate on front pastedown. The volume, labeled Volume I on the spine, contains the journals of proceedings from 1. January, 1847, City of Chicago; 2. Annual Session, Oct. 1847, City of Chicago; 3. April, 1848, City of Alton; 4. July, 1848, City of Peoria; 5. October 1848, City of Chicago; 6. Semi-Annual Session, April 1849, City of Quincy; and 7. Annual Session, October, 1849, City of Peoria. Includes lists of names for memberships approved. Byrd 1380,1381,1382, 1507, 1508.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 335 pp .

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      1849. IMPRIMERIE DE J.-G. LARDINOIS. 1849. In-8.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. Sur le premier volume 312+258+272 pages. Sur le second volume 276+364 pages. Une page détachée sur le tome 3.

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      Scott and Co., Calcutta 1849 - RO60105490: 518 + 481 pages. Ouvrage très abîmé. Dos et plats manquants. Page de titre déchirée, avec des manques, salie et détachée. Dernier feuillet (page 481) fortement déchiré, avec des manques, et détaché. Quelques feuillets se détachant. Texte bien lisible. Miscellaneous List. Civil List. Ecclesiastical List. Military List. Marine List. Appendix. In-8 Broché. Etat passable. Livré sans Couverture. Dos abîmé. Déchirures Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      1849. Chez Firmin Didot Frères et Cie, Paris. 1849 - 1853. In - 8.Carré. Relié demi - cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Rousseurs. 19 tomes d'env. 500 - 600 pages chacun. Auteurs, titres, tomaisons et filets dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Armoiries dorées sur les 1ers plats. Ex - Libris illustrés d'une gravure en noir et blanc (Armoiries, F. Duilhé de Saint - Projet) au dos des premiers plats. Dos légèrement frottés. Soigneusement remaniée par l'Auteur et traduite sous ses yeux par Eugène AROUX et Pier Silvestro LEOPARDI.

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        "Festgesang". Autogr. musical manuscript signed. Graz, June 1849.

      1849. Oblong folio. Title, 6 numbered pp. on folded sheets. Ink on paper. Sewn. Song for Soprano and Alto with piano accompaniment ("Hör, o Würdigster, der Kinder Dankeswort"), entitled "Festgesang für 2 Singstimmen mit Begleitung des Pianoforte componirt von Anselm Hüttenbrenner mpr. Grätz 1849" (above the notes: "Worte u. Musik von Anselm Hüttenbrenner mpr., im Juni 1849"). From Hüttenbrenner's late period, when he had already retreated from the Steiermärkischer Musikverein to his Rosenegg estate near Graz. "After his wife's death in 1848, he gradually sank into the habits of a recluse [...] His compositions include operas, sacred and secular vocal music, symphonies, overtures, chamber music, keyboard music and solo songs; few of his works were published, though most survive in MS. Many of his songs are melodious and have accompaniments that reflect the text; they appear to have been modelled on Beethoven's songs, rather than those of Schubert" (New Grove VIII, 829). - Traces of vertical folds. Collector's acquisition notes (dated 6 Dec. 1880) on verso of final leaf; title stamped by the Graz organist and Mozart scholar Ludwig Carl Seydler (cf.

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        Les Ducs de Bourgogne. Etudes sur les lettres, les arts et l'industrie pendant le XVe siècle et plus particulièrement dans les Pays-Bas et le Duché de Bourgogne. Seconde partie : Preuves. (en 3 tomes)

      1849Paris, Plon Frères, Editeurs, 1849-1851-1852, brochés, 14x22,5 cm, CLXII+583+LVI+469+XL+520 pages. (seuls les 3 volument de preuves ont été édités) Tirage à petit nombre car réservé aux chercheurs et érudits. Etat d'usage, rousseurs sur pages de garde, couvertures partiellement insolées, intérieurs frais.

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

      1849. 8vo. 42, (6) pp. Later half calf in contemporary style. First edition of Kossuth's "political testament", written during his imprisonment in Widdin. After his situation had become untenable, the Hungarian statesman Kossuth (1802-94), the leader of the Hungarian revolution in 1848/49, resigned and fled across the Turkish border. His plans of flying to England were confounded when he was recognized and stopped (cf. Wurzbach XIII, 8ff.). Friedländer 258. Hirschberg 276.

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        [Bronte, Charlotte] Shirley. A Tale. By Currer Bell

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1849. First edition. Three volumes. Contemporary half black leather, marbled boards, spines gilt. Early state with 3-page advertisement for Jane Eyre at end of Volume 3, Volume 2, p.304 correctly numbered with with the error in line 1 corrected; lacking 16 page publisher's catalogue in volume 1. Front cover of vol. 1 detached, boards scuffed; occasional staining to contents, terminal blank of vol. 3 with early owner's manuscript notes on verso; housed in full morocco and cloth (red) clamshell case with gilt inscription, "Mother's Day, 2006, for my sweetie; Love, Arnie."

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        Mémoires d'outre-tombe par Chateaubriand.

      Bruxelles, Société Typographique Belge, 1849 (t. 1 à 5), 1850 (t. 6), 6 volumes, in-8, reliés, 348 p. / 366 p. / 460 p. / 475 p. / 465 p. / 290 p.. Contrefaçon belge de l'originale. Table des matières en fin de chaque volume. Reliure italienne d'époque, demi basane maroquinée aubergine, dos lisses avec roulettes, titres et tomaisons dorés, petite usure aux coins et aux coupes, quelques rousseurs très claires. L'un des plus importants textes de la littéraure française du 19e siècle. La plus rare des contrefaçons belges dont les premiers volumes ont été imprimés avant ceux de l'originale de Penaud, Paris, 1849-1850 (inconnu de Clouzot). Très bel exemplaire. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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        Corrispondenza politica. Assieme di circa 60 ff. manoscritti di diversi formati

      1849. in folio (mm 320x220), legatura della fine del XIX in mezza pelle e percallina verde ai piatti, titolo in oro al dorso ''Corrispondenza politica''. Si tratta di una serie di riflessioni e minute del Conte Francesco Bulgarini Visconti su alcuni fatti politici intercorsi tra la fine del 1848 e il 1849 a cominciare dalla presa di Milano da parte di radetzky; i primo 12 ff. sono, ad esempio, una sorta di diario cronologico commentato dei primi mesi dell'anno. Particolarmente interessante che siano conservate le lettere di amici e parenti del Bulgarini, tra cui quelle dell'avvocato milanese Agostino Zanella, di alcuni suoi cugini di casa Visconti e di Giuseppe Campori, assieme alle sue minute di risposta, permettendo così una visione d'insieme della corrispondenza. Sono allegati anche alcuni fogli volanti di argomento politico annotati dal conte. Appartenente probabilmente al ramo dei Visconti dei Marchesi di Borgoalto, al momento attuale non abbiamo reperito ulteriori notizie sul Bulgarini, trasferitosi nel corso del 1849, forse per ragioni politiche, da Genova a Nizza. Interessante documento storico.

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        "Das Mädchen". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit Widmung und U. ("Dessauer"). Wien, 6. V. 1849.

      1849. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Reinschrift des von Dessauer vertonten Liedes mit unterlegtem Text von Salomon Hermann von Mosenthal. "Mein harmloses Liedchen nimmt sich in dem Kreise seiner gewichtigen Nachbarn wie eine Feldblume aus, die der Zufall in einen Kranz üppiger Rosen warf [...]". - Dessauer hatte 1827 bei der Versteigerung des Beethoven-Nachlasses u. a. das Fidelio-Skizzenbuch und eine vom Komponisten überprüfte Eroica-Abschrift erworben, die er 1870 der Gesellschaft der Wiener Musikfreunde schenkte. Ausgedehnte Reisen führten ihn in den folgenden Jahren durch halb Europa, wo er häufig mit Persönlichkeiten des zeitgenössischen Kulturlebens wie Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy und George Sand zusammentraf. Sein kompositorisches Werk umfaßt Opern (u. a. "Die Freier von Oléron", 1860) sowie Vokal- und Instrumentalwerke. - Mit gepr. Bordüre.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Wien, 21. VIII. 1849.

      1849. 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt mit Siegel und Adresse (Faltbrief). 4to. An Joseph Krejci in Prag, Redakteur der Musikzeitschrift "Caecilia": "Euer Wohlgeboren erhalten spät eine Antwort auf Ihren Brief vom 6ten Jänner, worin Sie mir meldeten daß Sie die bereits erschienenen Nummern Ihrer Caecilia samt Musikbeilagen so bald als möglich übersenden wollen; da ich aber bis heute nichts erhielt, auch von der Erscheinung der Caecilia in den öffentlichen Blättern keine Meldung geschah, was zwar bei gegenwärtiger Zeit nicht zu wundern ist: so möchte ich von Ihnen mir Nachricht erbitten, ob Sie vielleicht der jetzigen Zeitumstände wegen die Herausgabe Ihrer Zeitschrift unterlassen wollen. Meine Abhandlung über die Molltonleiter, als Fortsetzung des Ihnen bereits übersandten, ist bereits länger fertig, sobald ich den Druck des frühern Theils erhalten werde, werden Sie meine Fortsetzung erhalten. Zugleich muß ich bemerken daß es mir unsicher scheint, Manuscripte durch die Fahrpost unter Kreuzband zu senden, welches ich bei gedruckten Sachen gar nicht gefährlich finde, weil da immer noch vorräthige Exemplare übrig bleiben, und somit nicht, wie bei Originalschriften, das ganze Werk verloren gehen kann. Jedenfalls ersuche ich Sie, mir zu berichten ob Ihre Cäcilia herauskommt oder ob die der Kunst ungünstigen Zeitverhältniße die Herausgabe derselben nicht gestatten [...]". Sechter wurde von Ludwig van Beethoven und Franz Schubert anerkannt; Giacomo Meyerbeer und Johannes Brahms statteten ihm Besuche ab. Zu seinen Schülern zählen u. a. Anton Bruckner, Henri Vieuxtemps und Sigismund Thalberg. - Stellenweise unbedeutend angestaubt; insgesamt von schöner Erhaltung.

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        De la Chine considérée au point de vue du débouche qu'elle peut offrir a l'industrie viticole; Par M. Jules Itier, Directeur des Douanes, Officier de la Légion d'honneur, ex-Membre de l'Ambassade français en Chine. Extrait du Bulletin de la Société d'Agriculture de l'Hérault (Mai, Juin et Juillet 1848.)

      Typographie de Pierre Grollier, rue Blanquerie, 1., Montpellier 1849 - First separate edition. In publisher's printed, bleu wrappers. Bound by sewing. 28 p. Itier's pioneering work on wine trade between China and France. Jules Itier (Eugéne Alphonse; 1802-1877) was a French diplomat, customs inspector and a pioneer daguerreotypist. He served as inspector of customs in France and Africa, and in 1843 he was appointed leader of a commercial mission to China. As an amateur daguerreotypist he took several pictures of Macao, Hong Kong and mainland China, which are known to be the earliest remaining photographs of the region. After his return to France, beside several shorter works related to China, he published a three volume book, "Journal d'un voyage en Chine en 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846" (Paris, 1848-1853). Scarce, we could trace only two copies in institutional holdings, both in France. Ownership inscription on wrappers. Collection stamp on title page. One signature uncut. Pages chipped at corners. Overall in very good condition. In publisher's printed, bleu wrappers. Bound by sewing [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Notes of Travel in California; Comprising the Prominent Geographical, Agricultural, Geological, and Mineralogical Features of the Country

      New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1849. This antique hardcover book is rebound in 3/4 leather with gilt spine lettering and decoration. Bookplate on front inner board; writing on front endpaper; fold-out map has tear, but is intact. Binding is tight. Stain at lower edge of first 30 or so pages, some foxing to endpapers; most inner pages clean. The book is compiled from the official reports of Fremont and Emory, combining portions of previously published works (Fremont's 1848 "Geographical Memoir Upon Upper California"; Emory's "Notes of a Military Reconnaissance," also from 1848; and Fremont's "Narrative of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California in the Years 1843-44"). Also bound in with this title is an 1843 edition of Farnham's "Travels in the Great Western Prairies," up to Chapter 9, missing the last 9 pages of text. About 350 pages, 6"x9".. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Illustrated.

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        Mardi: and a Voyage Thither. 1-3.

      London, Richard Bentley 1849. - First edition. X, 336; X, 335; VIII, 348 pp. Near contemporary half calf, minor wear. Trace of wrapper glued to inside covers. Half-titles, called for part 2 and 3 are not present here, The English edition predates the American edition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Geognostiche Karte / TIROLS / aufgenommen und herausgegeben / auf Kosten des / geognost: montanist: Vereins / von Tirol u: Voralberg. Sc. 1:115.200.

      Munchen, 1849. 10 fogli: I-IV: dimensione 86x555 cm V-VIII: 875x555 cm IX-X: 33x555 cm; Tomasi. Grandissima carta geognostica composta in 10 fogli realizzata sulla base topografica dell'Anich che per la prima volta accoglie in scala adatta la presenza e la distribuzione dei più salienti fatti connessi con la scienza del suolo in tutte le sue manifestazioni. UsatoBuono Anno pubblicazione: 1849. Buono. ...

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      Edward Moxon, London 1849 - Seven small octavo (4" x 6-1/2") volumes bound in 3/4 black morocco leather by Worsfold and marbled boards with gilt rules and all edges gilt; the spine with five raised bands, gilt lettering, and three red morocco floral inlays. Frontispiece portrait in the first volume. Very minor rubbing to spine tips and one volume with a few tiny nicks in the raised bands. A close to Fine, pretty little set [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALS ("Durieu"). Paris, 19. I. 1849.

      1849. Oblong 8vo. 1 p. To a lady: "J'ai l'honneur de vous adresser deux cartes pour la séance de demain [...]". - Jean Durieu was a founder member of the world's first photographic society, the "Sociéte francaise de photographie". During the mid-1850s he and Eugène Delacroix accomplished a series of male and female nude portraits. - With small traces of mounting and small restored tear to edge.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Berlin, 21. XI. 1849.

      1849. 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse und persönlichem roten Lacksiegel. Mit einer Proträtphotographie (Kabinettformat). Als Prinz von Preußen an die befreundete Hofdame Marie von Streit, geb. von Faber, von deren Vermählung er soeben erfahren habe. Er übersendet ihr seine Glückwünsche und bittet Sie, ihn am kommenden Morgen im Palais aufzusuchen. - Marie von Streit, gebürtig aus der Generalsfamilie Faber du Faur, war als ehemalige preußische Hofdame zeitlebens eine enge Vertraute Wilhelms I. Ihr Gemahl, Guido von Streit (1813-1904), der sich seine Sporen 1848 in den Straßenkimpfen von Verlin verdiente, wurde 1859 geadelt und 1869 zum Generalmajor befördert. Von 1865 bis 1878 war er Kommandant von Spandau, wo er die Ehrenbürgerwürde erhielt und eine Straße nach ihm benannt wurde.

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        LA FANFARLO.

      1849Paris, Veillées Littéraires illustrées, J. Bry aîné éditeur, 27 rue Guénégaud, sans date [1849]. In-quarto (210 X 300) relié à la Bradel demi-chagrin noir, titre doré en long (LOBSTEIN-LAURENCHET) ; 24 pages imprimées sur deux colonnes, avec simple titre de départ et bandeau gravé (il n'y a pas eu de couverture). PREMIERE EDITION dans le commerce de la seule nouvelle qu'écrivit Baudelaire. Elle est ornée de deux vignettes par Edouard Frère gravées sur bois par François Rouget, et occupe les pages 18 à 24 de cette quinzième livraison, imprimée sur deux colonnes, des "Veillées Littéraires illustrée". "La Fanfarlo" est précédée de deux autres textes : "Mlle de Kerouare" de Jules Sandeau et "Le Siècle des vertus" de Léopold Bougarre. Charles Asselineau, écrivain, critique d'art mais aussi ami de Baudelaire, l'a recueillie dans le tome IV des "Oeuvres Complètes" (Michel Lévy, 1869) où il l'a présenté comme "le premier écrit de Charles Baudelaire". Il s'agit en fait de la troisième publication de l'écrivain, après les salons de 1845 et 1846. D'abord paru sous le nom de Charles Defayis dans le "Bulletin de la Société des gens de Lettres", le texte sera publié en volume après la mort de Baudelaire. En partie autobiographique, s'inspirant de Lola Montès pour le personnage principal et d'un récit de Privat d'Anglemont quant à l'intrique, "La Fanfarlo" est surtout remarquable par le ton et le "bonheur de l'écriture" (Pichois & Avice, 181). BEL EXEMPLAIRE de ce texte RARE, très pur, élégamment relié par Lobstein-Laurenchet. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        The History of England

      London: for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1849-61. From the accession of James the Second. 5 volumes, octavo (220 x 138 mm). Contemporary crushed half morocco by Zaehnsdorf, gilt-ruled raised bands to spines forming compartments, second and third lettered in gilt, coronet devices gilt to remaining compartments, marbled sides and endpapers, top edges gilt, bottom edges untrimmed. Armorial bookplate of Iltyd Thomas Mansel Nicholl (1828-1885), Royal Navy captain and son of John Nicholl (1797-1853), Conservative MP for Cardiff, to the front pastedown, above the slightly later figurative bookplate of Henry Castleman. Pale marking to morocco, occasional mild spotting and staining to vols. 1 and 2. A very good set. An attractively bound mixed set, comprising fourth editions of volumes one and two, first editions of the remaining volumes. "The first historical work deliberately designed to outsell the best-selling novel of the day, Macaulay's book immediately fulfilled its author's aspiration. His colourful style and stirring power of description secured for the History a success such as no historical work in the English language had had since Gibbon. Each volume sold about one hundred and fifty thousands copies within a month of its publication, and the numerous reprints and translations into almost every literary language have perpetuated Macaulay's ideas almost to this day" (PMM).

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      [Dallas County, possibly Selma], 1849. [43]pp. Folio. Sheets tied with ribbon at top edge. Old fold lines, minor wear and soiling. Chipping and wear to final leaf. Very good. This lengthy deposition reports the complaint of Henry Atwood and others against the estate of John L. Bennett, who upon moving into Alabama in the 1830s, built up a large slave-holding cotton plantation and incurred many debts which formed an entangled web of interests. The document requests a full inventory of slaves and property brought into Alabama by Bennett in 1834, a description of lands owned by Bennett in partnership with the "South Carolina or Elliott Land Company," and details several large loans taken by Bennett from individuals as well as the Bank of Alabama at Mobile. In order to settle debts, at one point a large group of named slaves and other items were confiscated and "sold said the highest and best bidder for many slaves were necessary to pay off and satisfy and discharge the principal, interests and costs...about the sum of seven thousand dollars." There is a listing of the names of Bennett's slaves, about twenty-five of whom remained as part of the estate. A long and interesting narrative which includes much information on the legal mechanisms of the period, including the confiscation and sale of slaves. The document illustrates wonderfully how much of the "Cotton Kingdom" was built on a mountain of speculative debt, offering the possibility of big gains, but equally the chance of major losses.

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        Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. miscellany of 17 Volmes 1849-1869. Sammelband von 17 Bänden 1849-1869.

      Washington, D.C. 1849-1869. - ca. 30-100 S. je Teilband mit zahlreichen lith. Tafeln, (50 - 100 pp. each volume with a lot of lith. plates), 1. Ellet, Charles. Contributions to the physical Geography of the United States, Part 1: Of the physical Geography of the Mississippi Valley (1849, 1 plate): 2. Secchi, A. Researches on Electrical Rheometry (1850, 3 plates). 3. Locke, John. Observations on terrestrial Magnetism (1851). 4. John Chappelsmith.Account of A Tornado Near New Harmony, Ind., April 30, 1852, With A Map of the Track, & C. (1853, 2 plates); 5. Benjamin Alvord. The Tangencies of Circles and of Speres (1855, 9 plates); 6. L.W. Meech. On the Relative Intensity of the Heat and Light of the Sun upon Different Latitudes of the Earth (1855, 6 plates); 7. Olmsted, Denison. On the recent secular period of the aurora borealis (1855). 8. A.D. Bache. Discussion of the Magnetic and Meteorological Observations, Part 1 (1859). 9. Baron von Müller. Observations on Terrestrial Magnetism in Mexico (1859, 1 plate). 10. Loomis, Elias. On certain Storms in Europe and America, December, 1836 (1859, 13 plates). 11. Elisha Kent Kane. Astronomical Observations in the Arctic Seas (1860, 1 plate); 12. Elisha Kent Kane. Tidal Observations in the Arctic Seas (1860, 4 plates); 13. A.D. Bache. Discussion of the Magnetic and Meteorological Observations, Third Section (1863, = SCTK 175); 14. Henry Draper. On the Construction of a Silvered Glass Telescope, Fifteen and a Half Inches in Aperture, and Its Use in Celestial Photography (1864, = SCTK 180); 15. A.D. Bache. Discussion of the Magnetic and Meteorological Observations, Fourth Section (1864, = SCTK 186). 16. James H. Coffin. The Orbit and Phenomena of a Meteoric Fire-ball, Seen July 20. 1860 (1868, 1 plate, = SCTK 221); 17. Benjamin Apthorp Gould. The Transatlantic Longitude, As Determined by the Coast Survey Expedition in 1866. A Report to the Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Survey (1869). Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 5050 4°, marmoriertes Halbleinen mit Rückentitel, Papier vereinzelt gering braunfleckig, Titelblätter mit kleinem Bibliotheksstempel, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, (paper little foxy, good copy), 17 Bände in 2 Bänden, (17 Volumes in two volumns),. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beretning om Corvetten Galathea's Reise omkring Jorden 1845, 46 og 47.

      1849 1849 - 3 vols. Copenhagen: Reitzel 1849-51. With 5 folding maps, 20 lithographed plates and one facsimile. Bound uncut in rare original halfcloth bindings with paperlabels on spines. Bindings weakly worn, and as usually internally weakly browning. Hosed in modern canvas/leatherbox. * Sabin 5399. The official account of the first Danish circumnavigation. The voyage was made between 1845 and 1847. All visits are described: East Indies, Singapore, Java, Macao, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Canton, Tahiti and Hawaii (3 chapters with 3 plates). The lithograped plates are made after drawings by Paul Plum. The purpose of the voyage was the exploration of the Nicobar Islands, scientific expoloration and the forming of trade agreements. "This expedition's visit in the Hawaiian Islands was characterized by reciprocal good will. The editor of the "Friend" commented upon the ship's departure from Honolulu (Nov. 2, 1846): "visit of the Galathea in our waters has been in the highest degree agreeable. The gentlemanly conduct of her officers, the zeal of her scientific corps, and the good behaviour of the seamen, reflect the highest honour upon their nation." Forbes 1723. There are 3 plates of Hawaiian interest in Vol.III.

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

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

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        Pharaoh's Horses

      1849. Rara stampa raffigurante teste di cavalli. Il grande formato tondo la rende molto decorativa, evidenti restauri mm 610 diametro

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        Der keiser und die kunige buoch oder die sogenannte Kaiserkronik, Gedicht des zwölften Jahrhunderts von 18,578 Reimzeilen. 3 Bände. Nach 12 vollständigen und 17 unvollständigen Handschriften, so wie anderen Hülfsmitteln, mit genauen Nachweisungen über diese und Untersuchungen über Verfasser und Alter, nicht minder über die einzelnen Bestandtheile und Sagen, nebst ausführlichem Wörterbuche und Anhängen zum ersten Male herausgegeben von Hans Ferd. Massmann.

      Quedlinburg und Leipzig, Gottfr. Basse, 1849-1854. 3 tomes en 3 volumes in-8 rel. demi-basane maroquinnée bordeaux postérieure, dos à 4 faux-nerfs réhaussés de filets dorés, titre, tomaisons, filets et monogramme dorés, tête marbrée, signets, XXX-688 pp.+ 732 pp.-[2] ff.+ XXIV-1192 pp. (Bibliothek der gesammten deutschen National-Literatur von der ältesten bis auf die neuere Zeitvierten Band, zweite Abt.), cachets annulés. Coiffes, mors et coins légèrement frottés, bonne condition. Première édition intégrale de la traduction en prose du poème épique allemand composé à Ratisbonne au milieu du XIIe siècle.

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        Les Étoiles

      1849. Grandville?s ?Last Fairy-Tale? [GRANDVILLE, J.J., illustrator]. MÉRY, Joseph. Les Étoiles. Dernière féerie par J.-J. Grandville. Texte par Méry. Astronomie des dames par le Comte Foelix. Paris: G. De Gonet, [n.d., 1849]. First edition. Two parts in one quarto volume (10 1/2 x 7 1/16 inches; 266 x 180 mm.). [4], xvi, 252; [4], 186, [2] pp. With added hand-colored wood-engraved vignette title in each part, hand-colored engraved portrait of Grandville by Ch. Geoffroy, and twelve hand-colored engraved plates (eleven in the first part, one in the second part) by Ch. Geoffroy after Grandville, all with original tissue-guards.Publisher's black cloth, covers and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in in gilt. yellow coated endpapers. Lower hinge expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Small hole in tissue guard of plate facing page 196. The absolute bare minimum of foxing to margins of a few plates otherwise a very fine and fresh example. A wonderful copy of this lovely book, with exquisite plates after Grandville. ?The compositions of this ?last fairy-tale,? brilliantly engraved on steel by Charles Geoffroy and delicately colored, form a fitting memorial to Grandville. They show that his powers remained unimpaired to the end of his short career. Grandville told his wife on the day he began these designs: ?for too long I have kept my eyes lowered to the earth; now I want to lift them to the heavens? (p. ix). The pattern which he follows is similar to that of Les fleurs animées. Nearly every plate has its beautiful lady, clad in white and adorned with stars, looming in the sky, with varied scenes of earthly life below her. These designs, Grandville?s tranquil refuge from the turmoil that beset his mind, are as charming as they are mysterious. Also included in the volume are an unsigned essay, which remains the most considerable source of biographical information about Grandville, and a fine portrait of him by Geoffroy (I, xvi) with a border of his creations, animals paying him tribute as well as his flower- and star-ladies? (Ray). This posthumously published work (Grandville died on March 17, 1847) was originally issued in fifty parts, the first part appearing in September 1849. Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 200. Vicaire V, col. 770. Grandville. Dessins Originaux, p. 398.

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        Mardi: and a Voyage Thither. 1-3.

      First edition. London, Richard Bentley 1849. X, 336; X, 335; VIII, 348 pp. Near contemporary half calf, minor wear. Trace of wrapper glued to inside covers. Half-titles, called for part 2 and 3 are not present here. The English edition predates the American edition.

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      Philadelphia: Lee & Blanchard, 1849. 1st edition. Original gilt tooled publisher?s cloth, Large 8vo, 508 pages. Includes 2 fold-out maps and 28 engraved plates. Bound in at the rear is a list of publications by the publisher. The personal Copy of Rebecca Gratz, the most famous observant American Jewish woman of the 19th Century, with her ownership signature on title page with year (1849) . Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869) was a preeminent Jewish American educator and philanthropist. Her parents were observant Jews and active members of Philadelphia?s first synagogue, Mikveh Israel. In 1801, at the age of 20, Rebecca Gratz helped establish the Female Association for the Relief of Women and Children in Reduced Circumstances, which helped women whose families were suffering after the American Revolutionary War. In 1815, after seeing the need for an institution for orphans in Philadelphia, she was among those instrumental in founding the Philadelphia Orphan Asylum. Four years later, she was elected secretary of its Board. She continued to hold this office for forty years. Under Gratz' auspices, a "Hebrew Sunday School" was started in 1838. Gratz became both its superintendent and president and assisted in developing its curriculum, resigning in 1864. Gratz was also one of the founding members of the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society, around November 1819. In 1850, she advocated in The Occident, under the signature A Daughter of Israel, the foundation of a Jewish foster home. Her advocacy was largely instrumental in the establishment of such a home in 1855. She was also involved in the foundation of the Fuel Society and the Sewing Society. Gratz is said to have been the model of Rebecca, the daughter of the Jewish merchant Isaac of York, who is the heroine in the novel ?Ivanhoe, ? by Sir Walter Scott. Scott's attention had been drawn to Gratz's character by Washington Irving, who was a close friend of the Gratz family. The claim has been disputed, but it has also been well sustained in an article entitled "The Original of Rebecca in Ivanhoe", which appeared in The Century Magazine, 1882, pp. 679?682. Gratz never married. Her portrait was painted twice by the noted American artist Thomas Sully. One of those portraits, is on display at the National Museum of American Jewish History. Shortly after Rebecca Gratz died in 1869, her brother, Hyman, founded and financed Gratz College, a teachers? college in Philadelphia, in her memory. Gratz is buried at Mikveh Israel Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Very Good Condition. Material signed by Gratz is rare. (AMR-51-2)

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