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        THE HUDSON'S BAY TERRITORIES AND VANCOUVERS' ISLAND, with an exposition of the Chartered Rights, Conduct, and Policy of the Honble Hudson's Bay Corporation. By R. M. Martin., Esq. Author of the History of the British Colonies,

      vii, [1], 175, [1], [6 ad's], 8, 2, [2 ad's] pages. Folding map of 'British Possessions in North America' at start. Original cloth , recased with the original spine laid down. First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on title: 'With R. M. Martin's complts.' The tile also bears the initials in pencil 'R. M. B.' [Possibly added later by his daughter?] Two bookplates of Eric Quayle to front pastedown; pencilled note by him on verso of front free endpaper: 'Presentation copy to R. M. Ballantyne (1825 -'94) the boys' story writer, who himself spent several years in Hudson's Bay. I obtained the volume from Ballantyne's daughter. E. Q.' Three of the leaves in the Preface are partly torn along the gutter; ownership name [not Ballantyne's on the free end-paper; generally a little tired, but a good copy, and if Mr Quayle's attribution is correct, an important association copy.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Neuester Zeitungs-Atlas für Alte & Neue Erdkunde. Für Krieg und Frieden, enthaltend eine vollständige Sammlung der Neuesten Karten aller Länder und Staaten der Erde, mit den Plänen und Grundrissen ihrer Hauptstädte u. Festungen. hrsg. Joseph Meyer.

      Hildburghausen ; Amsterdam ; New York : Bibliographisches Institut, 1849 - 52. - Titelbl. 123 kolorierte, farbige Stahlstich Karten, [1] Bl. ; Guter Zustand. Einige Karten stärker gebräunt und braunfleckig. Der Stadtplan von London stark braunfleckig. Die meisten der 123 Karten sind aber gut erhalten.Die Nummerierung Der Stahlstiche ist bei Nummer 19 , 23, 82 und 80 vertauscht. Es sind alle Karten vorhanden. 2 Namen auf dem Vorsatzblatt. Titelblatt stärker braunfleckig. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 800 Quer 4°, gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleinen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neuester Zeitungs-Atlas für Alte & Neue Erdkunde. Herausgegeben von J. Meyer.

      Hildburghausen Amsterdam und New York Bibliographisches Institut (-52) 1849 - 1 Bl. Inhaltsverzeichnis. Mit gestochenem Titel und 123 meist grenzkolorierten Stahlstich-Karten. Qu.-4° (26 x 33,5 cm). Leinwand der Zeit mit Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Komplettes Exemplar des Meyerschen Zeitungs-Atlas, in 31 Lieferungen erschienen und daher häufig unvollständig. - Vorliegend die mit 123 Karten komplette "Grundausgabe", die Karten 1849 bis 1852 datiert. Bis 1857 erschienen noch Ergänzungslieferungen, die die Grundausgabe auf bis zu 150 Karten erweitern konnten. - "In all, there were probably nine versions of the atlas under various forms of the title 'Zeitungs-Atlas', depending on the status of the different installments and installment titles" (Espenhorst). - Enthält neun Karten zur alten Geographie und 17 Karten zur physikalischen Geographie (Höhenkarte, Regenmengen, Isothermen etc.). Unter den aktuellen Karten Umgebungspläne von London und Paris und sechs genaue Karten nordamerikanischer Bundesstaaten (darunter Kalifornien/Texas mit den Goldfeldern). - Wie üblich teils gebräunt, stock- oder fingerfleckig, die Portugal-Karte mit Knickspuren im seitlichen Rand, vorderer Innendeckel mit Besitzvermerk. Der gute Einband etwas fleckig und minimal bestoßen. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar. *Espenhorst, Handatlanten, 3.1.2.1 (S. 176). Espenhorst, Petermann's Planet, 477. Sarkowski 5a.11. 1400 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

      Boston: Anti-Slavery Office, 1849. 125 pages, approx. 4 inches by 7 inches. Original brown cloth covers with title and Douglass' name in gilt on spine. Some light soil and wear to covers, two very tiny specks of grey paint on spine, less than 1/16th of an inch. Bookplate of "E.C. Fraternity" of the Delaware Literary Institute, Franklin NY, on front endpaper. Presentation note on free endpaper. Foxing throughout. Binding very tight and square. Corners slightly bumped.. Hard Cover. Collectible-Good/No Jacket.

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        De to Baronesser. Roman i tre Dele.

      Kjøbenhavn, 1849 (recte 1848).. Bound in a lovely, very elegant later blue half calf with 4 raised bands to gilt spine (Anker Kyster). Spine faded. And excellent copy. With the ownership inscription og Famous H.C. Andersen-collector Eiler Høeg to front free end-paper and his ex-libris to inside of front board. Half-title and last leaf browned due to the acidic blank paper in front and back. Otherwise very nice and clean.. First edition, presentation-copy for Signe Læssøe, of Andersen's popular novel "The Two Baronesses", which describes the Danish peasant oppression and displays an optimistic belief that society is headed towards more humane conditions. The presentation-inscription, which reads: "Min kjære, moderlige/ Veninde/ Fru Læssøe/ Hjerteligst/ Fra/ Forfatteren" ("My dear, motherly/ Friend/ Mrs. Laessoe/ From/ The Author"), is highly important. Signe Læssøe (1781-1870) was one of Andersen's close female friends and was part of his very most inner circle. Over time (she had known Andersen since ab. 1830), she and Andersen developed such a close relationship that it resembled that of mother and son. Andersen confided in her like in no one else (among other things the sad story about his drunken mother, of whom he was terribly ashamed and almost never talked). Later on, however, the relationship grew a bit tense, as Signe Læssøe constantly corrected Andersen when she found his writing poor of banal, which greatly annoyed Andersen. BFN: 539

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        Charlotte Elliot - Handwritten Poem - 1849

      No Binding. Good. Double sided handwritten poem written and signed by Charlotte Elliot, Author of hymn "Just As I Am". Dated 1849 for a young girl whose favorite flower, the lily of the valley, is the theme of the poem. Unique, rare and lovely.

      [Bookseller: Cross and Crown Rare Books]
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        Wühlerpraxis. Commentar zu Struwwelpeters \"Handbuch für Wühler\". Zum Besten eines allgemeinen deutschen Wühlerspitals.

      Grimma, Verlag des Verlags-Comptoirs, 1849. Erste Auflage. Mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette. 36 S. Rückenbroschur. Friedländer 130. - Sehr seltene Satire auf die deutschen Revolutionäre mit der originellen Titelvignette: Ein typisch gewandeter, wild dreinblickender \"Wühler\" steht auf einer Deutschlandkarte und tritt mit dem Fuß auf die Königskrone. \"Wühler\" stellte die Bezeichnung für Demokraten und Linke dar, während \"Heuler\" die Konservativen bezeichnete. - Die \"Wühlerpraxis\" knüpft an das 1848 erschienene \"Handbüchlein für Wühler\" von Henrich Hoffmann, dem Verfasser des \"Struwwelpeters\", an; es wird die identische Titelvignette verwendet, auch die satirische Stoßrichtung und die Typographie sind sehr vergleichbar. Allerdings konnte ich keine Bestätigung für die Autorenschaft Hoffmanns bei der vorliegenden Schrift finden. - Unaufgeschnitten. Tls. etwas gebräunt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Topographischer Atlas von München in seinem ganzen Burgfrieden. Dargestellt und bearbeitet in 88 Sectionen im 2.500 theiligen Maass-Stabe. Hrsgg. und dem hohen Magistrate der königlichen Haupt- und Residenzstadt München in tiefster Hochachtung gewidmet.

      im Verlag des Herausgebers,, München, 1849 - München, im Verlag des Herausgebers, [1849-1851]. Ca. 26,5 x 32 cm. (4) Seiten (Titelblatt und Register). Mit 71 (von 88) lithographierten Detailplänen sowie drei lithographierten und colorierten Übesichtsplänen. Ohne Einband, Tafeln lose. Bis auf die Pläne der Max Vorstadt sind alle Stadtviertel komplett. Vorhanden sind: Kreuz Viertel 5 Pläne; Graggenauer Viertel 5 Pläne; Anger Viertel 7 Pläne; Hacken Viertel 5 Pläne; Schönfeld Vorstadt 5 Pläne; Ludwigs Vorstadt 10 Pläne; Max Vorstadt 10 (von 27) Pläne; St. Anna Vorstadt 12 Pläne; Isar Vorstadt 12 Pläne. Sowie 1 colorierter doppelblattgroßer "Plan der K. Haupt- u. Residenz-Stadt München nach dem neuesten Bestande"; 1 colorierte "Übersicht der Bezirks Kommissariate Münchens" und 1 colorierter "Plan der K. Haupt- u. Residenz-Stadt München". Bei jedem Blatt sind die Eigentümer der Häuser angegeben, nebst Berufsbezeichnung. Die Blätter etwas angerändert, einige stockfleckig. Dieser topographische Atlas Münchens stellt mit seinen detaillierten Plänen ein bedeutendes Nachschlagewerk für die Baugeschichte München und die Stadtkultur im 19. Jahrhundert dar.

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        THE CALIFORNIA AND OREGON TRAIL: BEING SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE

      New York, 1849. Frontispiece and engraved titlepage. Original blue cloth, stamped in blind. Spine faded. Later bookplate of noted American literature collector Jacob Chester Chamberlain. Minor scattered foxing. Very good. In a green half morocco slipcase. A rare variant state of the first printing of this landmark work, with blue cloth and 8 pages of advertisements at the end. One of the classics of western travel literature, Parkman's work may be the most familiar piece of that genre to modern readers. The exciting adventures of the young Boston Brahmin loose on the plains make excellent reading. Field remarks: "Mr. Parkman had all the genuine love of adventure of a frontiersman, the taste for the picturesque and romantic of an artist, and the skill in narration of an accomplished raconteur. It is not too high praise to say that his pictures of savage life are not excelled...." WAGNER-CAMP 170:1a. HOWES P97, "aa." BAL 15446. COWAN, p.474. RADER 2608. MINTZ 359. RITTENHOUSE 450. HOLLIDAY SALE 853. LARNED 2062. FIELD 1177. FLAKE 3277. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 58. STREETER SALE 1815.

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        Wühlerpraxis. Commentar zu Struwwelpeters "Handbuch für Wühler". Zum Besten eines allgemeinen deutschen Wühlerspitals.

      Grimma, Verlag des Verlags - Comptoirs, 1849.Erste Auflage. Mit Holzschn. - Titelvignette. 36 S. Rückenbroschur. Friedländer 130. - Sehr seltene Satire auf die deutschen Revolutionäre mit der originellen Titelvignette: Ein typisch gewandeter, wild dreinblickender "Wühler" steht auf einer Deutschlandkarte und tritt mit dem Fuß auf die Königskrone. "Wühler" stellte die Bezeichnung für Demokraten und Linke dar, während "Heuler" die Konservativen bezeichnete. - Die "Wühlerpraxis" knüpft an das 1848 erschienene "Handbüchlein für Wühler" von Henrich Hoffmann, dem Verfasser des "Struwwelpeters", an; es wird die identische Titelvignette verwendet, auch die satirische Stoßrichtung und die Typographie sind sehr vergleichbar. Allerdings konnte ich keine Bestätigung für die Autorenschaft Hoffmanns bei der vorliegenden Schrift finden. - Unaufgeschnitten. Tls. etwas gebräunt. Bitte um Beachtung: Urlaubsbedingt erfolgt der Versand Ihrer Bestellung erst am 21. März 2016. Ich bitte um Verständnis. Bücher de

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        Cosmos: A sketch of a physical description of the universe.

      London: Henry G. Bohn 8vo (18.8 cm, 7.4"). 5 vols. I: Frontis., xvii, [1], ix, [1], 369, [3], 18, 40 (adv.) pp. II: xxi, 370–742, 16 pp. III: [6], 289, [1], 8, 32 (adv.) pp. IV: xv, [1], 291–601, [1], 7, [1], 32 (adv.) pp. V: viii, 500 pp.. 1849–58 Early edition of this ambitious translation, done by Elise C. Otté (with assistance from Benjamin Horatio Paul and William Sweetland Dallas for vols. 4 and 5, respectively) and first published in 1845 through 1848, with this edition being part of the "Bohn's Scientific Library" series. The work was written by German naturalist, explorer, and diplomat Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt, famed for his scientific observations of Latin America as well as for the present, groundbreaking overview of natural science. Humboldt's exploits and writings served as an inspiration for countless other scientists (including Charles Darwin), and his encyclopedic approach to describing our world as a whole, in terms of all of its natural phenomena, helped launch science's ongoing search for the unifying principles of the universe. This translation caused a bit of controversy: Tipped in at the front of vol. I is a printed rebuttal by Bohn of accusations made by the publisher of a rival translation by Mrs. Sabine, regarding the accuracy of Otté's work — which Bohn defends, of course. Publisher's embossed red cloth, spine with gilt-stamped title and series identification; spines sunned with heads and feet pulled (in one instance chipped), corners bumped, cloth with spots of minor discoloration; vol. V with binding darkened overall and cloth starting at heads of joints. Married set: Vols. I–IV each with institutional bookplate on front pastedown; vol. V from another set, with a different bookplate. Vols. I–IV institutionally rubber-stamped on front free endpapers and title-pages. Many signatures unopened in vols. I–IV; sewing starting to loosen in vol. V.

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        Album-almanach des demoiselles

      1849 - à l'italienne de VIII, 175 Paris, Alphonse Desesserts, 1849, in-4, à l'italienne de VIII, 175 pp. et 16 pl. (dont 10 colorées à la main), pleine toile décorée de l'éditeur, Édition originale de ce rare ouvrage qui commence avec une préface caractéristique de l'époque où l'auteur décrit son but, "de montrer aux jeunes filles le rôle qu'elles doivent remplir ici-bas . la tâche qui leur est particulièrement dévolue par Dieu, celle de propager, en les pratiquant, ces vertus fondamentales dont elles sont les gardiennes et les apôtres, et qui sont la base d'une bonne civilisation." En effet, aussi bien qu'un calendrier le livre contient les partitions de musique, les poèmes, les courts récits et les illustrations de fleurs. Audouit fut aussi auteur du best-seller des botaniques féminines du dix-neuvième siècle. Cinq planches écartées (dont 3 colorées). Mors un peu fatigués [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Wühlerpraxis. Commentar zu Struwwelpeters "Handbuch für Wühler". Zum Besten eines allgemeinen deutschen Wühlerspitals.

      Grimma, Verlag des Verlags-Comptoirs, 1849.. Erste Auflage. Mit Holzschn.-Titelvignette. 36 S. Rückenbroschur. Friedländer 130. - Sehr seltene Satire auf die deutschen Revolutionäre mit der originellen Titelvignette: Ein typisch gewandeter, wild dreinblickender "Wühler" steht auf einer Deutschlandkarte und tritt mit dem Fuß auf die Königskrone. "Wühler" stellte die Bezeichnung für Demokraten und Linke dar, während "Heuler" die Konservativen bezeichnete. - Die "Wühlerpraxis" knüpft an das 1848 erschienene "Handbüchlein für Wühler" von Henrich Hoffmann, dem Verfasser des "Struwwelpeters", an; es wird die identische Titelvignette verwendet, auch die satirische Stoßrichtung und die Typographie sind sehr vergleichbar. Allerdings konnte ich keine Bestätigung für die Autorenschaft Hoffmanns bei der vorliegenden Schrift finden. - Unaufgeschnitten. Tls. etwas gebräunt.

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        Oeuvres de M. A. de Lamartine

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

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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. 17 Bände in 2 Bänden, (17 Volumes in two volumns), ca. 30-100 S. je Teilband mit zahlreichen lith. Tafeln, (50 - 100 pp. each volume with a lot of lith. plates), 4°, marmoriertes Halbleinen mit Rückentitel, Papier vereinzelt gering braunfleckig, Titelblätter mit kleinem Bibliotheksstempel, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, (paper little foxy, good copy), 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). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Astronomie, Geographie, Meteorologie, Nordamerika, Länderkunde, Amerika, Vereinigte Staaten, Welt (ohne Europa)

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        Correspondenz Michelstadt 1849 - 1850".

      Frankfurt am Main 910 - 961850 1849 - 25 gefaltete Briefe mehrheitlich von Herrn C. A. G. Rohm (31.1.1810 - 16.5.1863) an seine Frau Johannette Philippine Rohm geb. Neeb (24.1.1804 - 10.8.1886), die sich zum Zeitpunkt dieser Korrespondenz, in der Wasserheilanstalt Michelstadt im Odenwald befand. Auf den Briefen befinden sich 14 vorphilatelistische, lesbare Poststempel (7 zweikreisige Aufgabestempel Frankfurt und 7 einkreisige Ankunftsstempel Michelstadt). Die zumeist zweiseitigen Briefe beinhalten Alltägliches und Notwendigkeiten und werden manchmal von den Söhnen Louis und Heinrich unterzeichnet. Der Vater von C. A. G. Rohm, Herr Gerhard Friedrich Rohm (1795 - 1836) war ebenfalls Buchdrucker zu Frankfurt am Main. Rohm gab zusammen mit Heller zwischen 1814 und 1866 das Frankfurter Journal heraus. Das Druckhaus befand sich in der Schützenstrasse, einige Häuser neben dem Wohnhaus der Rohm s, "Hinter der schönen Aussicht" Nr. 6. Das Frankfurter Journal war eine der ältesten deutschen Zeitungen (1639-1903). Die politische Linie des Frankfurter Journals war im 19. Jhd. national-liberal und scharf antiklerikal. Der Vater von Frau J. P. Rohm war der Organist Johann Adam Neeb. Zwei Briefe sind von der Schwester von Johannette Philippine Rohm, Maria Birkenstock. Auf Anfrage kann eine Photographie der Familie Rohm um 1860 und eine kolorierte Fotografie um 1855 erworben werden. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        De la Educación popular

      Imprenta de Julio Belini I Compañia 1849 - Santiago, Imprenta de Julio Belini I Compañia,1849. Dedicado y firmado por el Autor Medio cuero,542 paginas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, BY AN ENTERPRISING VIRGINIAN, RECORDING HIS OVERLAND TRIP TO CALIFORNIA AND RELATED BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS]

      Baltimore & Santa Fe, 1849. Two letters, each folded to quarto format. Old folds. Minor stains and single hole in Santa Fe letter, with slight loss to one word, else in fine condition. Two autograph letters, signed, from W.C. Winston, an enterprising Virginian who made the overland journey to California in 1849, to his father, A. Winston at Culpepper Court House in Virginia. Together, the letters describe the journey from Fort Smith, Arkansas to Santa Fe, New Mexico in April and May 1849, and business transactions undertaken in preparation of the journey. The three-page letter describing the overland journey from Arkansas to New Mexico was written from Santa Fe on June 5, 1849. The expedition left Fort Smith on April 11 and with the exception of a few days of rest, travelled constantly until reaching Santa Fe. Winston provides much detail about the landscape and discusses the minimal amount of game encountered along the way. "The first 200 miles of our journey was through a country abundant in grass, wood, & water, the remainder of it with some little exception was ever a perfect desert, almost destitute of all, we were often compelled to carry both wood and water, and camped frequently without either...A small portion of the country only to our disappointment abounded with game, we shot four buffalo, one of which I had the gratification of killing myself, and I also shot an antelope, a very shy and swift animal, its flesh was the best we had on the route." Winston also reflects on the difficulties of the journey and his hopes for the future: "Our journey has been one of constant toil and fatigue, and whilst we have escaped serious indispositions, we have all lost flesh and strength. We entertain the consoling hope that a short time will terminate it, and place us in the Eldorado of the west, where I trust we may be rewarded for our trials." The accompanying one-page letter, written in Baltimore on Feb. 19, 1849, details financial and commercial transactions which W.C. Winston completed prior to his overland journey. He informs his father that "W. Henry Fitzhugh has cashed the note for me at 6 months upon which you are endorsed, W.F. is willing and will stand the time of its payment. This was the best an agreement I could make, I expect to be able to take it up within the year, but first, hope it will give you no great inconvenience." Winston also writes of goods he has bought which he hopes to sell at the end of the journey: "I am completing some purchases here for California, the total with insurance & freight will amount to 2000 dollars. Such things...which profits will most certainly be made, whiskey, a small quantity of other liquor, tobacco, tin, and other wares, some clothing & boots, provisions, machinery, mining implements, etc." A fine pair of letters regarding the overland travel in 1849, with much detail concerning the journey and related business transactions.

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        MAP OF THE STATES OF MISSOURI, ILLINOIS, IOWA, AND WISCONSIN: THE TERRITORY OF MINNESOTA, AND THE MINERAL LANDS OF LAKE SUPERIOR

      Philadelphia: Thomas Cowperthwait, 1849. folded into 12mo. contemporary cloth folder, gilt- lettered cover. Covers slightly rubbed. Two minor tears in from left edge along folds, one three-inch tear also in from left edge; additional small separations at intersections. Occasional faint soiling. Printed color bright and clean. Overall very good. An important pocket map reflecting the growth of the upper plains economy. Drawn and engraved by I.S. Drake with the assistance of J.J. Hazzard, the map shows a well settled Missouri and Illinois, bordered by less populated Iowa and Wisconsin. Of particular interest are the northern reaches of Wisconsin and the southern portion of Minnesota, then on the brink of a population explosion commiserate with the growth of the timber and taconite industries along the upper Mississippi. Scarce. Not in Rumsey. OCLC locates only four copies. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.443. OCLC 15175222, 21771126.

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

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

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        Carte générale de la mer Mèditerranée. 1ère feuille (con) Carte générale de la mer Mèditerranée. 2ème feuille

      parigi 1849 - Incisione in rame, due grandi fogli mm 600x900 e 600x920 incisi da Jacobs. Insieme costituiscono l'intero bacino del Mediterraneo e del Mar Nero. In 19 riquadri di varia dimensione nel foglio ovest e 16 nel foglio est sono raffigurati i maggiori porti, stretti e golfi fra cui Gibilterra, Barcellona, Marsiglia, Stretto di Messina, Valletta, Bonifacio, Trieste, Corfù, Rodi, Costantinopoli, Smirne, Sebastopoli, Odessa, Alessandria, Tripoli. Perfettamente conservato e a pieni margini, eccettuati piccoli strappi ai margini stessi.

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        CALIFORNIA AND ITS GOLD REGIONS; WITH A GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL VIEW OF THE COUNTRY, ITS MINERAL AND AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES...WITH A MAP OF THE U. STATES AND CALIFORNIA...

      New York: Stringer and Townsend, 1849. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco label. Boards a bit rubbed and shelfworn. Ex- private 19th century library, with neat bookplate on front pastedown. The map has been backed by tissue, with a few small portions of loss at the crossfolds, though none in the western United States region. Advertising leaves trimmed a bit close, affecting some text at the very bottom. Very clean and fresh internally. A very good copy overall. In a half morocco and cloth box. According to Wheat, "One of the best of the early books on California printed for gold seekers." Robinson, who had produced a book on the Mexican War shortly before, drew on both official and unofficial sources for this book. Kurutz calls this work "a fine anthology of several of the earliest reports of the gold discovery, conditions in California, history of the region, and ways to reach the diggings...The excellent map is important for delineating the various sea and overland routes to California." The gold region is tinted yellow on the map, as well as on the inset "Map of the Gold Region," and the overland routes are drawn in blue. Among the sources drawn on are reports by Mason, Fremont, Larkin, Emory, and Kearny, as well as newspaper accounts. Robinson discusses several routes to California, recommending the northern Overland Trail as the best. Howes and Kurutz note two issues of 137 and 144 pages, respectively, of which this is the former. HOWES R366, "b." WHEAT GOLD RUSH 168. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 70. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 591. GRAFF 3527. COWAN, p.537. KURUTZ 539b. SABIN 72070.

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        Das Königliche Hoftheater zu Dresden. Herausgegeben von Gottfried Semper, Professor der Baukunst an der Academie zu Dresden. Nebst einem Anhang: Prolog zu Eröffnung des neuen Schauspielhauses zu Dresden. In Bezug auf den vom Professor Hübner gemalten Hauptvorhang gedichtet von Theodor Hell.

      Braunschweig, Verlag Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1849. Mit 12 Kupfertafeln., 20 Seiten + 12 ganzseitige Tafeln., Folio. blaue goldgeprägte Leinwand., Inhalt: I.: Vorbericht. II.: Allgemeines über die Einrichtung des Dresdner Theaters. III. Erklärung der Kupfertafeln. Tafel I: Generalplan. Tafel II: Ansicht des Theaters, von der Seite des Königl. Schlosses, also von Süden aus betrachtet. Tafel III: Innere Ansicht des Theatersaales, von dem Amphitheater aus betrachtet. Tafel IV: Grundrisse der unteren Räume und des Parterre. Tafel V.: Grundpläne des zweiten, dritten und vierten Ranges. Tafel VI.: Vordere Ansicht (Rundbau) und Querdurchschnitt. Tafel VII.: Hintere Ansicht und Längendurchschnitt. Tafel VIII.: Details und Logen. Tafel IX.: Details zur Vorhalle zur Königlichen Loge. Tafel X.: Plafond des Saales und der Treppenhäuser. Tafel XI.: Details des Foyer. Tafel XII.: Quer- und Längendurchschnitt der Maschinen. Einband berieben und fleckig, Buchrücken restauriert, Papier altersbedingt gilb und teils stockfleckig. Insgesamt gutes und seltenes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Dresdener Hoftheater (1838-1842), Bauwesen, Architektur, Dresden, Sachsen, Theater

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        The microscopic anatomy of the human body, in health and disease. 2 vols.

      

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        The Life of Maximilien Robespierre; with extracts from his unpublished correspondence

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1849. First edition. With 30 EXTRA-ILLUSTRATIONS. xii, 391 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full red morocco gilt by Root & Son, with rainbow-colored silk endbands, and the boards decorated in a geometric pattern with floral accents, a.e.g. Spine slightly faded; in slipcase. First edition. With 30 EXTRA-ILLUSTRATIONS. xii, 391 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 30 EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED PLATES. With this biography, Lewes (famous partner of George Eliot) is credited for the first treatment of Robespierre "without histeria". He stated in the preface that his intention was to bring together scattered facts, thus presenting "a view of the separate phases in the career of a remarkable man".The extra plates here include portraits of Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Danton, Montesquieu, Madame de Stael, Charlotte Corday, Napoleon, and of course Robespierre himself.

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        [Original Autograph Letter, Signed ("H. Greeley"), to "Friend R." (probably Henry Jarvis Raymond)]

      Washington, 1849. in ink, on quarto sheet. Ca. 150+ words. Upper right corner ragged, with no loss of text, lower left corner has old tide-mark touching, but not at all obscuring, four letters. Good, in half morocco folding case. Addressed to "Friend R," quite probably Henry Jarvis Raymond, Greeley's second-in-command at the NEW-YORK TRIBUNE. Raymond (1820 - 69) left the TRIBUNE and with investors founded the NEW YORK DAILY TIMES in 1851. That transition is inferentially the subject of this letter, in which Greeley writes: "I enclose you a note with regard to 'the People,' &c. for the Tribune to be inserted if you think best ... I have been thinking on the subject your wrote about - your publishing a Farewell word to the readers of the Tribune. I would not do it, in the first place, you may at some day be employed on it again, and this will be a botheration to you ... It is unwise to overstep any ordinary rule in a direction which subjects one to the charge of egotism, and you would hardly write anything in this connection which would not subject you to attacks on that score. I hope you are bound to succeed, but you have a great deal of hard work to do and many nights of anxiety to struggle through before your hopes will be firmly established. Yours, H. Greeley."

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        The Cricket Match, between Sussex & Kent, at Brighton'.

      - Aquatinta v. G.H. Philiips n. Wm. Drummond & Cahrles J. Basébe b. E. Gambart & Co. & W.H. Mason, dat. 1849, 64 x 91 Zeigt das Cricket Spiel zwischen Sussex and Kent umgeben von Zuschauern. - Im Hintergrund große Gesamtansicht der Stadt Brighton. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Kit Carson: The Prince of the Gold Hunters; or, The Adventures of the Sacramento. A Tale of the New El Dorado...

      Printed and published by George H. Williams, at the Office of ?The Uncle Sam? [c1849]. 1 p. l., [7]-108 p. incl. plate; 26 cm. The Gold Rush of 1849 stimulated many to seek gold and others to read about it. Here is a novel suited to the mood. The character of the title bears no resemblance to the historical Kit Carson but this book is credited with initiating pubic interest in the scout. (The plate, p. 45, promotes another sensational novel.) Cf Wright, Fiction I: 202 and Graff 122 (in both cases variant paging). Original wrappers; very good in fine slipcase. Stock#stock#OB739.

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        MARDI: AND A VOYAGE THITHER

      New York: Harper & Bros., 1849. Two volumes. Purple cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, coated yellow endsheets. Spines sunned, pencil ownership inscription in each volume, coated endsheets show heavy discolorations from (evidently) an early form of protective wrapper, some isolated small ink spots to cloth, otherwise, for this edition, about very good, with only very slight scattered foxing. Worn slipcase. First American edition of Melville's third book, and first novel, issued a few days after the scarce three volume London edition. This set is in the binding variant with the blindstamped rule at the crown of each spine. BAL 13658. WRIGHT I:1860.

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        The Lady Godiva; Or, Peeping Tom of Coventry.

      

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        LAWSON'S MAP FROM ACTUAL SURVEY OF THE GOLD, SILVER & QUICKSILVER REGIONS OF UPPER CALIFORNIA EXHIBITING THE MINES, DIGGINGS, ROADS, PATHS, HOUSES, MILLS, STORES, MISSIONS, &c. &c

      New York: Snyder, 1849. Slight foxing, almost all marginal. Very good to near fine. The second separately issued map of the California gold regions, published in New York in January, 1849. Lawson's map is preceded only by Larkin's map of 1848, which showed only the Sacramento valley. As the gold fever rose, mapmakers moved quickly to fill the demands of those who wanted cartographic information regarding the mines. Lawson was a surveyor in San Francisco and this map, heavily promoted as the best available for those going to the mines, was issued both as a separate map (as here) and bound into a folder. It was the first map to show all the gold regions on a large scale, and shows the area from Pyramid Lake in the north to Santa Cruz in the south (the map is oriented with north to the left and east at the top). The Sierra Nevada mountains are the easternmost portion, and Lake Tahoe is identified as "Mountain Lake." The streams and rivers of the region are heavily dotted with the locations of diggings and indications that there is "gold found on all these streams." "Larkin's Gold" is situated near the mouth of the Bear River, Sutter's Fort is located, and the San Joaquin River delta is shown, with a note that "swamps overflowed in the winter season." Silver and quicksilver mines are shown in the region south of San Jose, and pine, cedar, and redwood forests are also noted. Not in Phillips, MAPS. "Large scale maps, such as this, are the only satisfactory ones of the gold region...from 1849 on almost every map showing California at all indicates the 'gold region'...but, with few exceptions, on such a small scale as to be of little value" - Streeter. A rare and important map. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 102. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 625. STREETER SALE 2541.

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

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

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        Lettre autographe à Gustave Geoffroy.

      St. Pair sur Mer, sans date. - Trois pages sur papier quadrillé (17 x 10,5 cm), signée deux fois, enveloppe à l'adresse de Monsieur Gustave Geffroy, administrateur de la Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins. Albert Lebourg (1849-1928), peintre impressionniste normand. Nous sommes au début de la guerre de 1914, le peintre s'est réfugié à Saint-Pair, près de Granville. Lebourg se montre affolé par les nouvelles qu'il reçoit: " .Que d'évenements déjà, que de batailles, que de morts, que d'héroïsmes et quelle énergie il a fallu pour supporter le choc d'armes formidables et les faire reculer ! " Retiré à cette époque en Normandie, il éprouve un certain regret de n'être pas resté à Paris avec ses amis. Sa santé est précaire, c'est vrai mais " heureux ceux qui ont une mission, qui peuvent travailler encore pour le bien de la Patrie, pour le soulagement de ceux qui souffrent, pour quelque chose d'un peu utile. Oh, je me fais honte de ma veulerie, de ma faiblesse ! ." Il donne des nouvelles de quelques relations communes, dont le Dr. et Madame de Molène avec lesquels il est allé voir une série de ses propres tableaux. Mais Lebourg est obsédé par cette guerre qu'il ne comprend pas et dont il prévoit les prochaines ruines "Cette Allemagne est donc revenue avec plusieurs siècles en arrière. Ne pas avoir eu la connaissance de cet état d'âme d'un peuple est impardonnable; ne pas avoir voulu écouter ceux qui étaient mieux informés et qui criaient gare, ne l'est pas d'avantage. Il y a des illusions qui sont des crimes." En P.S., accusant réception d'une lettre de Geoffroy, Lebourg répond en mettant son atelier de la rue de Clichy à la disposition de Georges Lecomte, l'académicien. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        THE CALIFORNIA AND OREGON TRAIL: BEING SKETCHES OF PRAIRIE AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN LIFE

      New York, 1849. Contemporary three-quarter black polished calf and boards, gilt-lettered spine. Rubbed. Foxing and dampstaining throughout. Lacks the frontispiece and advertisements. Contemporary ownership signature on front pastedown. A fair copy. A rare variant state of the first edition of this classic of the Overland Trail, with no frontispiece or engraved titlepage, or advertisements following page 448, but the type on pages 436-437 is clean and undamaged. Wagner- Camp lists this as a variant of the first printing, and Howes hypothesizes that "this 'freak' variant was probably one of the 6 special copies sent by the pub. to Parkman." One of the classics of western travel literature, Parkman's work may be the most familiar piece of that genre to modern readers. The exciting adventures of the young Boston Brahmin loose on the plains make excellent reading. Field remarks: "Mr. Parkman had all the genuine love of adventure of a frontiersman, the taste for the picturesque and romantic of an artist, and the skill in narration of an accomplished raconteur. It is not too high praise to say that his pictures of savage life are not excelled....

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        Kst.- Karte, bei Carlo Cerri, "Carta Stradale e Postale dell Italia disegnata secondo le Carte e le Opere piu accreditate dei moderni Geografi . 1849".

      - dat. 1849, 155 x 120 (H) Seltene Postkarte von Italien in 8 Blatt, jeweils in 8 Segmenten auf Leinwand montiert. Faltbar mit dem Or.- Schuber der Zeit. - Oben rechts der Titel, am linken Rand und rechts unten Erklärungen ("Riparto territoriale"). Links unten eine Insetkarte "Itinerario postale d'Italia". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erinnerungen an das preussische Lager vor der Festung Rastadt, (im Juni 1849)'.

      - Lithographie v. Fr. Kaiser b. Friedrich Gutsch in Karlsruhe, dat. 1849, 40 x 42 Schefold, Alte Ansichten aus Baden, Nr. 32343. - Zeigt 7 Einzelszenen auf einem Blatt. - Mittig großes Panorama vor der Stadtsilhouette. - Seltene Ansicht! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        DAI NIHON KOKUGUN YOCHI ZENZU: GENERAL MAP OF JAPAN. AHEAD OF TITLE: KAEI SHINZO

      Edo 1849, Tsutaya. Blue stiff covers, very good, woodblock. printed in color by hand, no worming, a few fold mends, four. directional compasses, 143.5 x 72.5 cm. R A R E. A GRAND COLOR WALL MAP SHOWING OF ALL JAPAN This work is nicely done, with heavy black outline for each province, which is colored in a different tone, longitude & latitude given, shipping lanes & distances noted. Color key to rivers, mountains, castles, provinces, capitals, lakes, ocean, with large inset distance chart, &c. * This work a is fairly accurate topography and is representative of the Edo period. A highly decorative map, suitable for framing and display. **** BIBLIOGRAPHY: BEANS, George H. A LIST OF JAPANESE MAPS OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA: "List" p.39, 1849.1. **** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Nouvelle Recueil de No. 60. Vues de Rome antique et moderne.

      (Paris:) Pierre Datri 1849 - Quer-Kl.8° (10:13 cm). Gestochener Titel und 60 Kupfertafeln von Domenico Pronti. Original-Umschlag mit wiederholter gestochener Ansicht auf dem Vorderdeckel, etwas gebräunt und fleckig. Hübsches Ansichtenalbum mit reizenden und zierlichen Kupfern (Plattengröße ca. 5,3:7,6 cm) und vollem breiten Rand. - Alle Kupfer sind im Plattenrand bezeichnet. - Gestochener Titel etwas fleckig und wasserrandig, einige Tafeln in den Rändern unterschiedlich stockfleckig, wenige mit kleinem schwachen Wasserrand im Eck. - Die Kupfer selbst sauber und überwiegend in kräftigen Abdrucken. - Insgesamt gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Orig. akvarel. Sejlende skibe med jolle.

      - Usigneret. 22x30,5 cm. I træramme [39x50 cm.]. * C.F. Sørensen var som dansk maler ikke upåvirket af C.W. Eckersbergs marinemaleri, skønt han aldrig var direkte elev af denne. S.' temperament gik dog i en anden retning end det tålmodighedsarbejde, som den minutiøse gengivelse af master og takkelage krævede. Til gengæld interesserede han sig for elementerne, som skibene var underlagt, og hans opfattelse var mere umiddelbar og romantisk, ligesom hans stil var mere malerisk og glansfuld. Også brødrene Melbye kan have haft nogen indflydelse på S.' marinemaleri, men denne udviklede dog hurtigt sit eget stilistiske særpræg, så man sjældent er i tvivl om, hvem kunstneren er, når man står over for et af hans søstykker. Oftest er penselføringen livfuld og koloritten spontan og kraftfuld. S. havde en udpræget sans for dramatiske scener, men han malede lige så gerne rene idyller, fyldt af charme og atmosfære. Mødet med Düsseldorf-skolen tilføjede hændelsesvis hans billeder noget tungt i virkningen, men hans effektfulde scener fra søen vandt stor popularitet, også uden for landets grænser. Under Treårskrigen fulgte S. Nordsø-eskadren omkring Helgoland i 1849 og Østersø-eskadren i 1850 og malede således en række billeder af den danske flåde under krig. Han opsøgte gerne for en dansker lidt usædvanlige rejsemål til søs, bl.a. Madeira, De engelske kanaløer og Island, sidstnævnte i Christian IXs følge. Herfra stammer en række mere afdæmpede, men topografisk interessante billeder, som regnes blandt de ypperste i hans produktion. S.' mariner er internationalt efterspurgt som samlerobjekter. [Weilbach].

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        LAWSON'S MAP FROM ACTUAL SURVEY OF THE GOLD, SILVER & QUICKSILVER REGIONS OF UPPER CALIFORNIA EXHIBITING THE MINES, DIGGINGS, ROADS, PATHS, HOUSES, MILLS, STORES, MISSIONS, &c. &c.

      New York: Snyder, [1849]. - Lithographic map, 16 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches. Slight foxing, almost all marginal. Very good to near fine. The second separately issued map of the California gold regions, published in New York in January, 1849. Lawson's map is preceded only by Larkin's map of 1848, which showed only the Sacramento valley. As the gold fever rose, mapmakers moved quickly to fill the demands of those who wanted cartographic information regarding the mines. Lawson was a surveyor in San Francisco and this map, heavily promoted as the best available for those going to the mines, was issued both as a separate map (as here) and bound into a folder. It was the first map to show all the gold regions on a large scale, and shows the area from Pyramid Lake in the north to Santa Cruz in the south (the map is oriented with north to the left and east at the top). The Sierra Nevada mountains are the easternmost portion, and Lake Tahoe is identified as "Mountain Lake." The streams and rivers of the region are heavily dotted with the locations of diggings and indications that there is "gold found on all these streams." "Larkin's Gold" is situated near the mouth of the Bear River, Sutter's Fort is located, and the San Joaquin River delta is shown, with a note that "swamps overflowed in the winter season." Silver and quicksilver mines are shown in the region south of San Jose, and pine, cedar, and redwood forests are also noted. Not in Phillips, MAPS. "Large scale maps, such as this, are the only satisfactory ones of the gold region.from 1849 on almost every map showing California at all indicates the 'gold region'.but, with few exceptions, on such a small scale as to be of little value" - Streeter. A rare and important map. WHEAT GOLD REGIONS 102. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 625. STREETER SALE 2541.

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        AURIFODINA; OR, ADVENTURES IN THE GOLD REGION by Cantell A. Bigly [pseudonym].

      New York: Baker and Scribner, 1849 - 12mo, pp. [1-3] 4 [5] 6-103 [104: blank] [105-108: ads], original drab boards, no spine label. First edition. One of the earliest American lost race novels, and the first novel written by an American to be set in California. Seeking a route through the Sierra Nevada, the narrator finds "Aurifodina," a kingdom inhabited by an unknown race of golden haired people who have established a pastoral utopia and where gold is abundant and of little value. "This work is somewhat peripheral to the utopian tradition, but in the best tradition of the fantastic voyage to El Dorado." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, p, 144. "A satiric extravaganza ." - Sabin 5350. See DAB. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 204. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 074. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 50. Reginald 01280. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Wright (I) 2030. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 1995. Cowan (1933), p. 477. Kurutz 490a. Boards rubbed and spotted, outer joints repaired, possibly rebacked, a very good copy with tight, clean interior. An uncommon book. (#137403) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of Europe from the commencement of The French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in MDCCCXV - 14 volumes plus atlas

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1849 - 14 volumes plus atlas (complete). All fully bound in leather with gilt decoration - to fascias, spines and edges - and titling. All have marbled papertrims and frontis and end papers. This is a FABULOUS set of this popular, loquacious history of Europe (with the first major account of the French Revolution). It is smart, handsome, gentlemanly and very clubbable. Some of the books have wear from shelving and are scuffed but this only adds a genial dignity and character. All have binder labels (T. Sowler, Manchester - the very model of a Victorian businessman) on the front pastedowns. Spines have five ridges and six panels. The Atlas (108 pages - published 1850) contains maps of countries and towns and plans of 'battles and sieges &c.' The covers are worn and scuffed. Within there are some small storage marks about. The pages are clean, startlingly bright and clear, finely detailed and the colours for various regiments fresh. Volume 1 (633 pgs; 1849): wear to edges and spine, but dignified and secure. The contents are tight and clean. Covers 1774-1789. Vol 2 (693 pgs; 1849). In very good, handsome condition. Light wear, bright gilt. Inside, the contents are clean and fresh. There is a silk bookmark. 1789 - 1793. Vol 3 (635 pgs; 1749). The stamped decoration (as with all other volumes) is neat and unworn. The spine has some wear but is benign and kindly. The pages are clean and comfortable. Covers 1795. Vol. 4 (654 pages; 1849). A lovely atmospheric copy. At last the story moves on beyond France. The pages are fresh. 1795-1799. Vol V (658 pgs). Neat, contented, bright. 1799 -1801. Vol 6 (670 pgs). Nelson, Pitt, Napoleon! The odd storage stain. Otherwise very clean. 1801-05. Vol 7 (690 pgs). Some age related marks. Tidy and handsome. Fox, Prussia, Clive of India! 1805-07. Vol 8 (696 pgs). Tight, confident, clean. Some cover wear. Wellesley, Napoleon, Peninsula Wars. 1807-09. Vol 9. A happy book. Some wear. Spain, George III! Pages exceptional. Vol. 10 (630 pgs). Some scuffing and wear. Wellington, the Emperor, South America, Turks, Russians! Pages very clean. 1810-12. Vol 11 (637 pgs). Some wear to the covers. Contents are smart. Moscow, Germany, Generals! 1812-13. Vol 12 (640 pgs). Confident, benign copy with some spine wear. Pages very secure and certain. Wellington in France, Blucher, Napoleon on the run. 1813-14. Vol 13 (664 pgs). Edge and spine wear. Pages vigorous and healthy. Come-uppances, America, Vienna decides! 1814-1815 [1814 is the date when Alison had the idea of this history]. Vol 14 (644 pgs). Some aged wear to the covers. The pages are startlingly healthy. Waterloo, St Helena, The First Reform Bill, contemporary judgements. 1815 and index. Oh happy person who owns this THRILLING story as told in these wonderful and REMARKABLE volumes. fk [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chapter 1]
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        Fischerboote vor Halb-Insel mit Leuchturm (vermutl. norwegische Küste). 42 x 67 cm, Öl auf Leinen, auf Keilrahmen. In Goldrahmen der Zeit . Unten links signiert und datiert (18)91.

      - Hans Dahl (1849-1937) war ein norwegischer Landschafts- und Genremaler. Das Gemälde mit wenigen Alterungs - und Schmutzspuren. 20000 gr.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Koenitz im Schloss Pillnitz]
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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM EMIGRANT FRED SNYDER TO HIS BROTHER, JOHN, WHILE EN ROUTE ON THE OREGON TRAIL]

      Near Fort Kearny, Ne, 1849. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Moderate soiling and dampstaining, primarily to second leaf. Small paper loss to a few folds, affecting a few words of text. Still, quite legible. Good. Written from the banks of the Platte River in Nebraska, this letter typifies correspondence sent home from the Oregon Trail, reporting on game, grass, Indian encounters, and deaths on the Trail. Given the date and the destination, it is possible that Fred Snyder was a Forty-Niner, headed West to the California gold fields. He writes: "I have just time to inform you that we have travelled about 310 miles from St. Joseph and 800 from St. Louis and are now encamped upon the Platte River between Fort Kearney and Fort Laramie. We are now within 16 days travel from the latter fort. Game is abundant but the grass is poor. I shall take every opportunity to write to you, but I have not heard a word from home since I left nor do I expect to until my arrival in California. Do not forget to direct letters for me to San Francisco by the way of Chagres & Panama. We meet Indians every day and are now in the Paunee country. By tomorrow we shall be among the Sioux. Nicholas Boismenue of Cahokia accidentally shot himself a few days ago and died immediately. He was buried on the Big Blue River. Regards to all." Until the Panama railway was completed in 1855, Chagres, Panama was the main port of call for travelers who took the sea voyage to California, landing at Chagres and then traversing the Isthmus before boarding a vessel on the other side. A good letter, illustrative of the emigrant experience on the Oregon Trail.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Bologne, vue prise au-dessus de l'Accadémie des Beaux-Arts.

      Parigi, 1849 - Litografia ad opera di C. Schultz, di mm 285x430 su foglio di mm 380x530. Splendida veduta della città, molto rara, una delle più ricercate vedute ottocentesche per la particolarità di essere colta da un pallone aerostatico con incredibile precisione. La tavola è tratta dall'opera di Guesdon "L'Italie à vol d'oiseau". Bell'esemplare con qualche leggera fioritura marginale.

      [Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini]
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        "Round-Up" Meal Time Cabinet Card with Chuckwagon, Near San Angelo, Texas

      Very Good. Photograph. A cabinet or boudoir card of meal time at round-up, from around the 1890s. Corners are round, light edge wear and soil. Mount has been trimmed with the photo fully intact. Tops of handwritten letters that said "Photographer" are visible on the bottom edge where the mount was trimmed. The scene depicts a full chuckwagon and 14 men seated on the desert ground eating, with one dog, the rear end of a horse, and clothes drying on a tree in the background. "'Round-up' at Meal Time" is the penciled caption on the back. McArthur Cullen Ragsdale (1849-1944) was known for his Views of Concho Country series of Texas photographs. ; 4 1/2" x 9" .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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