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         TWO RIVERBOAT FOLDED-LETTER BILLS OF LADING FROM ST. LOUIS HIDE MERCHANTS; One folded-letter bill of lading for a grain, lard, and hide shipment sent by D. W. Matthews, Esq. via the riverboat E Bates, and one folded-letter bill of lading for a hide shipment sent by Charles F. Hendry Forwarding and Commission Agent via the riverboat Dr. Franklin No. 2

      St. Louis 1850 - The E. Bates two-page manuscript 1849 bill of lading, measuring 15.5" x 10 unfolded, is for 40 sacks of oats, 15 hides, and one barrel of lard and includes a letter to the purchaser. "B/L" is written in the upper right corner of the cover. "E. Bates," indicating the name of the boat that transported the goods along with the bill of lading is in the bottom left corner. The Dr. Franklin No 2 bill of lading from 1850 measures 8.75" x 11"; it is partially-printed on light blue paper and completed in both fine cursive and a calligraphic script that identifies the shipment as "'One Hundred', (100) Green Hides" weighing 6367 lbs. Instructions indicate that the receiver, Cornwell & Brothers, was to turn them over in care of A. I. Wilson Esq. of Danville, Kentucky for shipment to Dunn & Adam of Oregon, Kentucky. The cover is addressed to Mess'rs Conwall & Brothers of Louisville "per 'Dr Franklin No.2'" and postmarked with a bold, "Steamer / No. 2 / Dr. Franklin" handstamp. Just one month after the Ed Bates bill of lading was dated, the riverboats was destroyed in the Great St. Louis Fire of 1849. On 17 May, the paddle-wheeler White Cloud caught fire while docked at the St. Louis Levee at the foot of Cherry Street. The fire quickly spread to the Ed Bates, and when the Ed Bates broke free of her mooring she slowly floated down river igniting about 35 other boats and barges along the wharf. Although the Fire Department's nine hand engines and hose reel wagons responded rapidly, it was of no use. The flames jumped to nearby buildings and soon four city blocks were on fire. The flames spread to Main Street and burned out eight more blocks in the heart of the city. As a last resort, kegs of black powder were used to blow-up six buildings and create a fire break. When the fire was finally contained after 11 hours, 430 buildings were destroyed, 23 steamboats along with over a dozen other boats were lost and 3 people had died including a Fire Captain. As a result of the fire, the city modernized its water system and revised its building code to require new structures be built of stone or brick The Charles F. Hendry leather wholesalers were located at "No. 54 Water Street, corner Vine," which I believe today would be right along the Mississippi River about midway between Eads Bridge and the north leg of the Arch. The Dr. Franklin No. 2, a 189-ton sidewheeler, was launched at Wheeling, Virginia in 1848 and owned by the Harris Brothers who were based in Galena, Illinois, not far from Dubuque, Iowa. In 1852 at St. Genevieve, Missouri, its boiler exploded, apparently killing a number of people. Ned Buntline, the western dime novelist and friend of Buffalo Bill, was said to have been on board at the time. The riverboat was repaired, however it was destroyed by fire the following at the wharf in St.Louis. A nice pair of mid-19th century river commerce records. The Dr. Franklin's ornate postmark is especially scarce. As of 2017, none similar are for sale in the ephemera or philatelic trade, nor are there any records of institutional holdings. Only two similar examples have been sold at auction in the past 50 years.

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         [Le mérite des enfants]

      [Paris]: , 1850. Six Very Fine Hand-Colored Lithograph Plates Depicting Children at Play SAILLET, Charles de, illustrator. [Le mérite des enfants]. Album [cover title]. [Paris: Lehuby, 1845]. Folio (14 x 10 5/8 inches; 356 x 270 mm.). Six fine lithograph plates in two states, hand colored and heightened with gum arabic and plain. All plates within lithographed ornamental borders. Publisher's ? black grained paper over boards, front cover lettered "Album" in gilt. Board extremities a little rubbed, some light stains on rear cover otherwise near fine. The plates depict young women and children enjoying various outdoor activities. According to OCLC there are just two copies located in libraries and institutions worldwide (Morgan Library, NY; and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin). The plates: 1. La Nacelle - "The Platform" 2. Le Jour de Fete - "The Feast Day5 3. Le Déjeuner - "The Breakfast" 4. Le Biscuit - "The Biscuit" 5. La Lecture - "Reading" 6. Les Prix - "The Prize"

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         CUBE PUZZLE

      PUZZLE. CUBE PUZZLE. This is a charming early cube puzzle in its original wooden box, complete with picture sheets. The nine cubes are housed in a wooden box measuring 5 1/2" square with a sliding wooden lid. No pub. info., ca 1850, cover creased and darkened, normal wear, VG. Laid in are the 5 hand-colored lithographed picture sheets (the 6th is on the cover) that the child uses as a guide when assembling the 6 puzzles. Each puzzle depicts various daily activities of children playing or performing farmyard chores.

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         Six Views in the Neighbourhood of Port Madoc

      CF Williams 1850 - Respectfully dedicated to Mrs Wm. Alexander Madocks and Mrs Gwynne. In light grey paper covers, titles in black ink within thin and thick black ink ruled borders, rear covers marked, joint professionally strengthened, folio 55*37.5cm. With the six plates loose as issued, sheets 55*38cm, images 36*26cm, minimal foxing at some edges. Plates are: 1. Port Madoc from the Embankment 1849. 2.Port Madoc from the Rock Walk 1850. 3. Traeth Mawr near Poprt Madoc with the initials CFW. date or title but Barmouth with beached sail ships at the estuary. 5.Snowdon From Capel Curig 1850. 6.Pass of Aberglaslyn 1850 folio. Housed in a blue cloth modern up and over box. Uncommon! can find no other copy or details of the artist. Madocks, William Alexander (1773¿1828), property developer and politician, constructed across Traeth Mawr an embankment nearly a mile in length, which shut out the sea, and was the means of reclaiming nearly 3042 more acres of land. A road was also constructed along the embankment, and formed the line of communication between the counties of Caernarfon and Merioneth. The work was completed in 1811, at an expense of about £60,000. The town of Tremadoc (Tremadog), was built by Madocks on Penmorfa at his own expense. See ODNB for a full Bio. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         The Crow Quadrilles (Zip Coon, Jim Brown, Sittin on a Rail, Jim Crow, Clare de Kitchen, and Sich a Getin Up Stairs [Sheet Music]

      Baltimore: G. Willig, Jun'r, 1850. Wraps. Very good. Sheet music with 8-pages including the cover. Complete. Six songs: Zip Coon (Turkey in the Straw0, Jim Brown, Sittin on a Rail, Jim Crow, Clare de Kitchen, and Sich a Getting Up Stairs). The front cover features a series of blackface character illustrations. The music is in very nice shape; light toning. Once bound so a little rough along the left edge. Thomas "Daddy" Rice, the "father of American minstrelsy," was a white performer who firs donned his black-faced, Jim Crow persona in 1828 during a New York song-and-dance routine. Rice claimed his routine was inspired by a stable hand named Jim Crow whom he saw performing a song and jig, after which he purchased the man's ragged clothing and adapted his dance routine for the stage. Rice's performance took first New York and then the entire country by storm. Others imitated Rice's act in increasingly elaborate shows, and minstrels became the most important and popular form of American entertainment during the 19th century. Several versions of "The Crow Quadrilles" were published between 1834 and 1850, and their precedence is untetermined. This example is one of two that included six Rice songs. Its front cover shows Rice performing as Jim Crow in the center, a blackface marching band, and several other characters including Zip Coon and Long Tail Blue. A black crow with a human face (possibly a portrait of Rice without burnt cork) surmounts the other illustrations. While all versions of "The Crow Quadrilles" are scarce, this edition is mus less common than the others. As of 2017, none are for sale in the trade, OCLC shows only one institutional holding, and one was sold at a recent Swan auction.

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         Gesamtansicht vom Bomberg gesehen ('Pyrmont vom Plateau des Bomberges gesehen').

      - Stahlstich v. Grünewald & Cooke n. H. Humke b. Fr. Reinecke in Pyrmont, um 1850, 24 x 34

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         The Franklin Expedition: or Considerations on Measures for the Discovery and Relief of our Absent Adventurers in the Arctic Regions

      Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, London 1850 - 99, [1]pp. 2 engraved folding maps. Publisher's blue-green cloth, covers stamped in blind, upper cover lettered in gilt Provenance: Marinens Bibliothek (small inked stamp on title) First edition of a rare Franklin search item: complete with the folding maps. The fate of John Franklin, and the search to discover the Northwest Passage, dominated the British mid-nineteenth century mind. Franklin's search for the Northwest Passage began on May 19, 1845, when he sailed from England with two ships, the Erebus and the Terror, carrying 128 officers and men. The vessels were last sighted by British whalers north of Baffin Island at the entrance to Lancaster Sound in late July of that year. In 1847, when no word had been received, search parties were sent out. For twelve years, various expeditions sought the explorers, but their fate was unknown until 1859, when a final search mission under Captain Francis Leopold McClintock, sent in 1857 by Franklin's wife Lady Jane Franklin, reached King William Island and found skeletons of the vessels' crews and a written account of the expedition through April 25, 1848. The present work by veteran Arctic explorer Scoresby, published at the height of the search, was evidently intended to bolster support for further rescue missions, and was likely sponsored by Lady Franklin who zealously sought to discover the fate of her husband. Parts of the essay were first serially published in December issues of the Morning Herald, but here published with additional information and maps. The work comprises a general review of the search for Franklin, details on the ice conditions in Baffin's Bay, information on the voyages of the Herald and the Plover, and a table of dates for previous passages through the ice. The work was issued both with and without maps, though is far more rare and desirable with them, as here. The maps comprise a circular map of the region, titled Chart of the North Polar Sea, as well as a map by the Hydrographical Office title Arctic America Sheet II. Arctic Bibliography 15613; TPL 5417; Sabin 78170; Bertram Plimer Franklin Search Collection 409. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Harmonies économiques.

      Paris: Guillaumin et Cie,, 1850. Octavo (211 x 132 mm). Contemporary quarter roan, spine lettered in gilt, compartments and raised bands ruled in blind and gilt. With the separately paginated publisher's catalogue to the rear. Ownership inscription, partially faded, to title page. Extremities worn, boards scuffed, hinges gently cracked but firm, contents a little foxed, upper edge of half-title shaved, overall a very good copy. First edition of Bastiat's exploration of the concept of harmony, published the year of his death. "In this brilliant work, unhappily never finished, Bastiat shows the contrast between the internal weakness of the artificial organisations which are founded on constraint, and the prosperity spontaneously arising in an economic condition in which the equilibrium of individual and collective forces results from their free and reciprocal balance. This is the fundamental thought (idée mère) on which the Harmonies économiques are based, and granted this as a philosophic basis, it could not have been developed with more skill" (Palgrave I, p. 123-4).

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         AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS): "I regard New York as the most remarkable town in the world"

      23 October 1850, Cooperstown - An incredible 3-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED on two sheets of 8-1/2" x 6-7/8" paper by the author of THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS written on behalf of James Henry Hackett (1800–1871) to his old friend Charles Augustus Murray (1806–1895) who was at this time consul-general in Egypt. In part: After imparting news of Hackett, Cooper reports on his age and on the development of his country: "Half my time passes me, in looking back. At sixty, if a man is ever to sum up the good and evil of his past life, it is high time he began. I was sixty-one last September and have grown gray. We are 'progressing' as we Americans call it, at a famous rate. New York must have doubled its population, recently, since you saw it. Taking all things together, I regard New York as the most remarkable town in the world. Trade is driving all before it, and has fairly invaded Broadway. Talking of the dust, which is so shortly to be my portion [Cooper died the next year], one of the most painful of my recollections of my own travels, is the great number of the dead, among the acquaintances I made. At one time it really seemed as if to know me was to die. My eldest daughter, whom you may remember, has ventured to give the world a book called 'Rural Hours.' In this country it has done very well. There is a good deal of rumbling in our body politic, but I think nothing will come of it, just now. The South has too much at stake to risk, and every day it loses, increases the disparity of the forces. This acquisition of California, hems in slavery, which must finally fall of its own weight. What we are to do with the blacks, God knows, but we shall never amalgamate." Cooper goes on to discuss the importance of gold in expanding business ("a circulating medium being the great necessity of America") and devotes a paragraph to a paranormal phenomenon which he calls "the knockings": "All attempts at explanation are failures. They are not confined to one family, or one place, but have been heard in fifty places." He closes "Do not ask Hackett about my comedy, premature damnation being best forgotten." Housed in a cloth folder titled on the spine. Hackett was a successful character actor on the New York and London stages, who was considered for a part in Cooper's sole and unsuccessful attempt at playwriting, UPSIDE DOWN. This letter was given to Hackett to present to Murray in London (and is noted by James F. Beard ed., LETTERS AND JOURNALS OF JAMES FENIMORE COOPER: 6:229, n.2 as "unlocated"). Fine condition with dark ink in a Fine folder of this exceptional letter [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Dedicated to the Right Hon. the Lady Mayoress, (without permission,) by a ragged scholar.

      [York: n.p.] [c.1850] - single 4to broadside on thin paper printed on recto only with drop head title above 12 stanzas of verse in 2 columns; a few old folds but a remarkable survival. v.g. Not in the BL or Library of Congress; no copies recorded on Copac or OCLC; no other copies traced. A satirical poem written upon the occasion of a royal banquet on October 25th 1850 in support of the forthcoming Great Exhibition. Hosted by the Lord Mayor of York, George Hicks Seymour, the dinner was attended by the Prince Consort as guest of honour along with the Lord Mayor of London, John Musgrove, and the Prime Minister, Lord Russell. The banquet, overseen by Alexis Soyer, the celebrated French chef, included a choice of over 70 dishes with a 'Hundred Guinea' dish for the Royal table that combined turtle heads and all kinds of birds, from turkeys to larks. The pomp and excess of such a dinner is sarcastically attacked by the anonymous writer who plays the part of a pupil of a ragged school. ?The Guildhall is deck?d/In magnificent taste,/And Soyer has cooked/All his frogs and his paste./Two pounds and tens shillings/Each Mayor has to pay,/The value of which/They will soon stow away. I?d give you their speeches/If I were but there,/But I?m a ragged Scholar,/And not yet a Mayor./ I had hoped the spare grub/Would have come to our School,/But Soyer will bone it,/I?m told - aint this cool?? Established as the first ragged school in York in 1848 (and the only ragged school operating in 1850), the York Industrial Ragged School was designed to keep orphans, waifs and strays off the streets of the Parish. The school was overseen by the parish beadle George Pimm. Affected by alcoholism, paranoia and greed, he kept the children in cold and unclean conditions leading to the premature deaths of several of his charges. In order to keep the money attributed to each child, he would secretly bury those who did not survive the squalid conditions.

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         Die Geheimnisse des Volkes oder Geschichte einer Proletarierfamilie im Laufe von Jahrhunderten

      8 , Halbleinen Die Geheimnisse des Volkes oder Geschichte einer Proletarierfamilie im Laufe von Jahrhunderten von Eugen Sue, 1.-13 Band komplett in 4 Bänden, hrsg. Otto Wigand, Leipzig, 1850 (EA), OHlwd m. Blind- u. Goldprägung, marm. Schnitt, 8, 98,97,115,119S 111,189,91S 131,118,136 S 126,120,167 S, gebräunt u. tlw. stockfl., Bd. 1 Buchblock vorne befestigt, bzw. hinten gekl., leicht best. sonst guter Zustand. rare Erstausgabe!

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         Lettres sur l'organisation du travail. Bruxelles; Meline, Cans et Cie

      1850 - Second edition. 8vo, (4), 354 pp, sewn in its original printed covers, loosening at top, uncut copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Gott lenkt

      Kl.-8, Halbleinen Gott lenkt von Alexander Dumas uebersetzt vo Dr.G.F.W. Rödiger, Erster-siebenter Theil in 2 Bänden (komplette Ausgabe), hrsg. Hartlebens Verlags-Expedition, Leipzig, 1850, EA, OHlwd, kl 8, 158, 147,222 142,142,152,135 S komplette Ausgabe, etwas gebr. u. leicht berieben sonst sehr schöner Zustand. rare Erstausgabe!

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         Vue de Vevey depuis Chexbres.

      s.d., vers 1850, - 25 x38 cm , Aquarelle originale signée en bas à droite, belles couleurs lumineuses, encadrée (un coin du cadre abimé). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         St. Gereonskirche.

      - getönte Lithographie v. Charles Bachelier gedr. b. Lemercier in Paris n. Nicolas Chapuy, um 1850, 36,5 x 26,5 Probedruck vor der Schrift. - Selten!

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      [Philadelphia, 1850. Broadsheet, 19 3/4 x 9 inches. Lightly tanned, trimmed close at bottom, with the loss of a line of text (and possibly the imprint). A few small tears at edges, left edge reinforced with tissue. Good plus. Broadsheet, printed on both sides, advertising the latest and greatest spectacles at P.T. Barnum's Museum in Philadelphia. The main attractions listed on the from are the comedian Mr. Weaver; the acrobatic Martinetti Family; "The Three Boy Babies, survivors of the Four at one danger is apprehended from them, as their mother and nurse are present"; the Mammoth Brothers, ages six and nine, weighing in at 600 pounds; and the Binghamton Pig, "raised in Broome County, New York, and weighed 1987 pounds." The back of the sheet advertises Mrs. Perlby's Wax Statuary, which includes a "choice lot of Mexican wax figures! Representing the Mexican people, their avocations, conditions, &c." Likewise, Barnum's recently purchased painting of The Deluge by Girodet, the Automaton Writer, and a series of lecture room performances. Prices for regular and season tickets are listed at the bottom of the sheet. Founded in 1849, Barnum's Philadelphia Museum had a short-lived career, burning to the ground in December 1851. A scarce and ephemeral piece of advertising.

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         The dwellings of the labouring classes, their arrangement and construction; illustrated by a reference to the model houses of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes, and other buildings recently erected: being an essay, read January 21, 1850, at the Royal Institute of British Architects. With plans and elevations of dwellings adapted to towns, as well as to agricultural and manufacturing districts.

      London: published by request and sold for the benefit of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes at no.21 Exeter Hall Strand; also by Seeleys Nisbet & Co. J.W. Parker; and Hatchard. n.d 1850 - royal 8vo., 12 unnumbered lithographic plates (each with closed and repaired tear but no loss), (8) + 34pp. + 35 - 44 + (2) + 45 - 47 ff., including the half-title, with numerous text figures and whole-page illustrations (these largely architectural plans and elevations of actual and proposed buildings), original blind-stamped cloth with short title in gilt on upper cover, neatly rebacked and recased with replaced endpapers. A very good copy. First edition. A founder member (1835) and fellow (1837) of the Institute of British Architects, Roberts was well established by the time he was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1838, but it is as a pioneer of working-class housing that he is of great historical importance. The Destitute Sailors' Asylum, Whitechapel (1835), marked the beginnings of his practical involvement in the subject, and in 1844 he became a founder member and the honorary architect of the reconstituted Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes (SICLC). With Prince Albert as the first president and Lord Ashley, later earl of Shaftesbury (1801–1885), as an effective vice-president, the SICLC was instrumental in changing laissez-faire attitudes to housing the poor, largely by erecting and publishing a variety of exemplary buildings, all to designs by the honorary architect. Roberts's most successful model dwellings for the society were the block of self-contained flats in Streatham Street, Bloomsbury (1849–50), and the celebrated exhibition building containing four flats financed by Prince Albert for the Great Exhibition of 1851, the published designs for which were influential and widely copied. Over the former the SICLC waged a successful campaign to get the government to abolish the taxes on windows and bricks that had imposed excessive financial costs on philanthropic housing societies until then. The latter building was re-erected at Kennington Park after the exhibition closed. Roberts was also the author of numerous publications dealing with philanthropic housing, the most important of which was The Dwellings of the Labouring Classes> (1850; subsequent editions, including that of 1867, also translated into French). [Oxford DNB>. Campbell Dodgson rev. by James Stevens Curl]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Notre-Dame de Paris.

      Paris, 1850 - Demi-chagrin brun à coins, double filet à froid, dos à nerfs ornés de filets en pointillé, titre et auteur dorés. Faux-titre, frontispice, titre, 485pp, [1]f. Édition illustrée de 55 gravures hors texte dont 21 sur acier et 34 sur bois, d?après MM. E. de Beaumont, L. Boulanger, Daubigny, T. Johannot, A. de Lemud, Meissonier, De Rudder et Steinheil gravés par les artistes les plus distingués. Fleurons, lettrines, culs-de-lampes et en-têtes. Il s?agit du dernier tirage de l?édition de1844. Typographie Plon frères. Paris.Exemplaire enrichi d?un portrait de Victor Hugo avec remarque, d?Adrien Nargeot contrecollé sur le premier feuillet de garde, ainsi que d?un billet autographe signé de Victor Hugo à M.A. Bellet « Avec bien du plaisir mon cher Bellet, partout où j?aurai des places à donner, il y en aura pour vous. Votre ami.». Il doit s?agir du peintre Alfred Bellet du Poisat. Dans sa correspondance à sa femme, dans une lettre du 15 juin 1852, Hugo parle de Bellet comme d?un ami très sûr.Coins légèrement émoussés, petits frottements aux mors, page de garde déreliée.Fortes rousseurs sur l?ensemble de l?ouvrage. Vicaire, IV, 260. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Album des Jeunes Demoiselles

      Paris: Fr. Wentzel. Hardcover. Paper pastedown, pebbled paper. Gilt stamped. . Very Good. N.d., circa 1850. Oblong, 17 by 26.5 cm. 16 hand-colored plates, with unpaginated text leaves, one page per plate, with the text explaining the illustration with an anecdote and/or light apercus. Uncommon, with five copies only showing on OCLC First Search, and these would appear to be another, probably later edition. Moderate wear to cover, with edges and corners rubbed. Scattered light soiling, a minor closed tear or two, a few stray light pencil marks.

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         Linz". Tonlithographie von Franz X. Sandmann nach Nicolas M J. Chapuy, gedruckt bei Reiffenstein & Rösch.

      Wien, Artaria, (ca. 1850). - Nicht bei Nebehay-W. - Franz Xaver (oder Josef) Sandmann hat ein überreiches Oeuvre an Landschaftsaquarellen und Lithographien, zum Teil nach eigenen Zeichnungen, zum Teil nach Vorlagen anderer Künstler, hinterlassen. Seine Lithographien, die zu den künstlerisch und technisch besten ihrer Zeit zählen, zeichnen sich durch "warme Töne und ungemeine Lebendigkeit" (Wurzbach XXVIII, 183) aus. - Im rechten Rand stärker fleckig. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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         The Geology and Fossils of the Tertiary and Cretaceous Formations of Sussex

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1850 - First edition, 4to, xvi, xvi, 422, (2) pp. Coloured frontispiece and 44 lithographic plates showing close to 1,000 examples, two plates hand coloured and two double page, title page creased with some closed tears. Modern half calf, maroon spine labels. Edited by Richard Owen after the author's death and an important work with a wider influence that the title would suggest.

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         Scenes from the Life of A Soldier

      F W Hacklander, 1850 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. A collection of tales by Friedrich Wilhelm Hacklander. Containing 'The Austrian Campaign in Piedmont 1849', translated from the German of F W Hacklander; 'Notice of theDefence of Temeswar'; and 'The Camp of the Ban. 'With a map to the rear. A scarce work. Hacklander was asuccessful German author. his humorous and realistic style made him one of the most widely read German authors of his time. Condition: In a half calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with patches of light rubbing to the boards and to the spine. Further rubbing to the extremities and to the joints. Front endpaper is loosening ever so slightly at the head. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Spots to the first and last few pages. The odd spot found throughout. Work is preserved in a plastic wrap. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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         Beweise der Unschädlichkeit des Schwefel-Aethers und der Nachtheile des Chloroform's nebst Anleitung, die Narkose auf eine leichte und angenehme Art zu Bewerkstelligen

      und Anhang über kupferfreie Platinalegierung in der Zahntechnik. - Wien, Carl Gerold & Sohn, 1850, Kl.8, (4)+136 pp., OBrosch. Unaufgeschnittenes, sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar. ERSTE AUSGABE - einer der ersten Erfahrungsberichte über die Äthernarkose. "Die erste Äthernarkose wurde in Wien 1847 unter Schuh durchgeführt. 2 Tage später wurde auch von Wattmann Äther zur Narkose verabreicht. Etwa gleichzeitig begann der heute fast unbekannte Wiener Zahnarzt Joseph Weiger mit Narkosen für zahnärztliche Eingriffe . Über seine Erfahrungen berichtete er 1850 anhand von 21.000 Operationen." Panning "Er bezog seine Kenntnisse und Informationen über Äthernarkosen direkt von Boston und widmete sein Büchlein Dr. Jackson und Dr. Morton. Weiger bezeichnete damals die Einführung des Äthers für Narkosen als die größte Erfindung des Jahrhunderts und begründete seine Meinung wie folgt: Ich sage, die größte Erfindung, weil man ohne Dampfkraft, ohne Telegraphen bloß langsamer seine Wünsche realisiren konnte aber was für die leidende Menschheit durch die Entdeckung der schmerzlosen Operationen gewonnen wurde, wird nur derjenige begreifen und würdigen, der in die traurige Lage gesetzt wurde, einer großen Operation sich zu unterziehen abgesehen davon, daß Viele eher zum Sterben bereit waren als sich schmerzhaften Operationen zu unterwerfen, während jetzt, wo diese schmerzlos vorgenommen werden können, Viele, die es früher aus Angst unter keinen Verhältnissen gewagt hätten, sich einer Operation zu unterziehen, jetzt, wenn es noth thut, bereitwillig einer solchen sich unterwerfen." R.Dudziak, Lhb. Anästhesiologie, S.206 "Allein das Studium dieses Werkchens, wie es der Autor auf Seite 29 bescheiden selbst bezeichnet, macht deutlich, daß dieser sich als kaiserlich, königlicher erster Armen-Zahnarzt, emeritierter Gerichts- und Gefangenenhaus-Wundarzt ausweisende Mann einer der erfahrensten Anästhesisten seiner Zeit gewesen sein mußte. Schon die Zahlen bei Hammerschmidt (Oesterr. Med Wschr 1847 III:1175 - 1182) deuten in dieser Richtung. Noch erstaunlicher sind die 3 Jahre später nun von Weiger selbst stammenden Angaben. Inzwischen habe er weit über 21.000 Operationen auf schmerzlose Weise durch Narkose vollzogen. Dabei muß allerdings bedacht werden, daß die Mehrzahl der Operationen Zahnextraktionen waren und daß man die Entfernung eines jeden Zahnes als eine Operation wertete. Aber Weiger leitete auch die Narkose bei großen Operationen. Seine Hilfe wurde von Wiener Chirurgen zur Exstirpation von monströsen Aftergewächsen, wo die Narkose oft über eine Stunde ausgedehnt wurde, in Anspruch genommen. Es werden in diesem Zusammenhang Namen wie von Ivanchich, Edler von Fest, Sigmund, die Regimentsärzte Hoch, Haller und andere genannt. In der Aufzählung der Operationen findet man neben den analchirurgischen Eingriffen Steinzertrümmerungen, Amputationen, Augenoperationen und geburtshilfliche Eingriffe. Dies schildert Weiger im allgemeinen Teil seines Buches. An dieser Stelle findet sich auch eine Warnung vor dem Chloroform, ...". "Weiter enthält die Publikation Zusammenfassungen über die Artikel aus der Tagespresse. Dann folgt ein wörtlicher Abdruck des oben zitierten Aufsatzes von Hammerschmidt. Danach findet man einige Briefe, und dann werden Auszüge von mehr als 100 Dankschreiben von Patienten präsentiert, deren Studium dem Leser die Wohltat der Narkose drastisch deutlich macht." -Panning. B.Panning, Joseph Weiger und die Einführung der Anästhesie in Wien, WMW 141/13, 1991, S.291 - 293 Crowley 530 Engelmann Suppl.272 Walser, Einführung der Äthernarkose im dt.Sprachgebiet.

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         Burg Bürglstein Salzburg (Burg Arenberg)

      - Originale aquarellierte Zeichnung auf starkem Papier, um 1850, weder gezeichnet noch datiert, Blatt: 32x40 cm; Bild: 34x25 cm; Papier vergilbt aber guter Zustand der Zeichnung; handschriftlicher Titel am unteren Rand; stadtgeschichtliches Dokument von Salzburg;

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         David Copperfield.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1850 - FIRST EDITION, early issue, b.f.t.p. Without half title. Front, engr. title & plates by H.K. Browne; waterstain to lower outer corner of plates, some foxing. Orig. olive green fine diaper cloth, blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; spine a little faded, neat repairs to inner hinges. Ownership inscription of A.E. Harwood on leading f.e.p. This copy is Smith?s ?early? issue, with screamed rather than screwed on line 20, p.132. It is in a variant binding not mentioned by Smith. There is no blind blocking at centres of boards; the borders are fancy with interlocking swirls; triangular cornerpieces, and similar designs along the sides, point towards the middle of the boards. The spine blocking is again quite different, without rules. Lettered: ?DAVID COPPERFIELD / CHARLES DICKENS / LONDON? A superior copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Personal History of David Copperfield

      Bradbury & Evans, Bouverie Street, London 1850 - First bound, book form edition. An early copy of the first edition, by all accounts, as evidenced by the presence of "stab holes" close to the inner hinge of the binding. Apparently these were from the where stitching has been taken out of the original part works, the spares of these being used for the earliest bound copies. (So it is said at least.) Some foxing throughout the book although this is quite heavy to the prelims and plate backs. The original green cloth boards are bolstered by a recently rebacked/new spine cloth. End papers were replaced most probably at the same time as this restoration work. In all a very decent, collectable condition clean copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Extra Christmas Numbers, from ?Household Words? and ?All the Year Round?.

      Published at the Office, No. 16 [also at nos 11 & 26], Wellington Street North. 1850-67 - The last 5 numbers sewn as issued in their orig. blue printed wrappers, but with sewing replaced; occasional minor rubbing or spotting. Eighteen extra Christmas Numbers housed in two blue cloth double slip-cases. The slip-cases are a little damp-marked. A complete collection from A Christmas Tree, 1850, to No Thoroughfare, 1867. Mugby Junction is included twice, making 19 numbers in total. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Dorfstrasse; im Hintergrund rechts Spitze der Kirche ('Dorfstrasse in Wermelskirchen').

      - Lithographie n. Heinrichs, um 1850, 16,5 x 22,5 Unter der Ansicht die Namen der Bewohner (Lucas, W & F. Keil, C.W. Küpper, Heinhaus, Wüsthof, W. Höller, Wild, Bunge, Lappe, Johann, W. Dorfmüller, Bezhold, Bauer und Jäger)

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         BADEN-BADEN. Schöner Rundblick auf die Stadt und die umliegenden Berge vom Häßlich aus.

      - Stahlstich von E. Willmann, um 1850, 35 x 53 cm. Sauberes und sehr breitrandiges Blatt in gutem Druck.

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         An Arctic Voyage to Baffins Bay and Lancaster Sound in Search of Friends with Sir John Franklin

      First edition. Frontispiece and folding map. 12mo. Later blue cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt. Very clean. Near fine. viii, 152pp. London, John Van Voorst,

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         [Macbeth]. [Era Novella del Bazar musicale settimanale, ovvero, raccolta de' più accreditati spartiti per canto e pianoforte composti dagli illustri maestri italiani, anno primo, secondo spartito completo]. [Piano-vocal score]

      [Napoli]: [Del Monaco] [without PN], 1850. An early complete Neapolitan edition of the first version of the opera. Scarce. Hopkinson 46A(o) (1 copy only, at the Istituto di Studi Verdiani in Parma). OCLC nos. 16841906, 81844208 (2 copies, at Wellesley and Stanford). Macbeth, to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave (with additional material by Andrea Maffei) after William Shakespeare's play, was first performed in Florence at the Teatro della Pergola on March 14, 1847. "There is no doubt that Verdi's frequently voiced perception of the 1847 Macbeth as an especially important work, ennobled by its Shakespearean theme, was one that he successfully converted into dramatic substance. Much of the opera shows an attention to detail and sureness of effect unprecedented in earlier works. This holds true as much for the 'conventional' numbers, such as Lady Macbeth's opening aria or the subsequent duet with Macbeth, as for formal experiments like the Macbeth-Banquo duettino in Act 1. What is more, the new standard set by Macbeth was one that Verdi rarely retreated from in subsequent works." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Dark brown cloth-backed marbled boards, spine in compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (blank), [1] (blank), 2-176 pp. Each number with its own imprint, price, and secondary pagination. Engraved. With an illustrated title of a scene from the opera by Focosi from the first complete edition published in Milan by Giovanni Ricordi ca. 1847 tipped-in to front free endpaper. Hopkinson 46A(a). Binding worn, rubbed, and bumped. Minor foxing, heavier to several leaves; margins slightly soiled, with occasional small stains; pp. 69-72 detached; title and pp. 35-38 lacking; "72" to spine and illustrated title.

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         Costumes suisses / Schweizer Trachten.

      Hasler et Cie, Editeurs à Basle, o.J. (vers 1850), - 14x8.5 cm, (la feuille), 30 vues de costumes animées mis en couleurs à la main et gommées. surmontées des armoiries du Canton. Les costumes des cantons suisses num. de I à XXII et en plus les images sans numéro, comme pour le Forêt Noir - Gd. Duché de Bade - Guide Suisse (parlant avec un moine) - Alsace - Cuccisberg (sic) (Berne) - Tyrol e.a. cartonnage, planches en accordéon reliées alléatoirement. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Jahr's New Manual of Homeopathic Practice. 2 volumes; Repertory: Symptomatology.

      William Radde. 1850: 1851., New York. - Covers moderately worn, owner's name and notes to endpapers, otherwise very good. 8vo. xxiv,837, 2 ads: xlvii, 1025, 7 ads pp. Hardcover, contemporary half black leather over marbled boards, gilt spine decorations, marbled edndpapers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Complete deck of Lenomand-Piquet fortune-telling cards

      Bruges: : Édouard Alexis Daveluy, 1850. Unbound. Very good. Complete with all 36 cards (sixes through aces) measuring approximately 2.25" x 3.5". Lithographed with stencil coloring. The cards feature a Lenomand image with its basic meaning (in French) and have illustration of traditional playing cards in the upper left corners. The cards are in nice shape with light wear; at one time the ace of spades (the Dame) stuck to the reverse of the ace of diamonds (the Sun) resulting in matching ¼" x 1" scuffs on each. Tiny scuffs to the reverse of two other cards .Provenance: Harrie A. Kenter, Amsperdan. Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand, became the most famous cartomancer in Europe during the late 1700s and early 1800s. She arrived in Paris as a destitute teenager in 1780s, perhaps with a deck or three of fortune-telling cards that had belonged to her mother. Soon, she became quite popular and is said to have been consulted by Napoleon, Robespierre Jospehine, Marat, Czar Alexander, and other. Two years after her death in 1843, a 54-card deck, "Grand jeu de Mlle Lenormand," was published anonymously in Paris along with "her" instructions for reading cards. Around 1850, playing card makers in Belgium, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland began producing "Petit Lenormand" cards based on a 36-card piquet deck with symbols from a fortune-telling pack first published around 1800; Édouard Develuy was among-if not the-first to do so. (See Chatto (1848) p 324, Van Resseler (1912) pp 367-374, and Caitlín Matthews's Soundings, 28 April 2012) Quite scarce, although modern reprints are available. As of 2017, no others are for sale in the trade, and there are no auction listings at ABPC, Rare Book Hub, or Worthpoint. OCLC shows two (by different publishers) held by institutions.

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        Philosophy of Railroads, Published at the Request of the Directors of the Montreal and Lachine Railroads

      Toronto: W.H. Armour, 1850. 40 pp. Original printed wraps. The author, one of Canada's greatest civil engineers, opposes a plan to extend the 8 mile portage Montreal-Lachine Railroad to Kingston, opting instead for a major line from Montreal to Toronto that would connect western commercial interests with the St. Lawrence. Thomas Coltrin Keefer (1821-1915), "one of the great hydraulic engineers of his time," was fully aware of the superior importance of railways to national economic development. In this tract he offers an exhaustive analysis of tremendous stimulating effect such a road would have on the Canadian economy, utilizing comparisons with railways and commercial activity in the United States. This, a resetting of the first edition of the same year (39 pp.), was followed by several later editions, all scarce. TPL 3089. Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

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