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         Kleine Sammlung von drei Schriftstücken und einer frühen Photographie von Imam Schamil.

      Ohne Ort und St. Petersburg, um 1850. - circa 18,5 x 15 cm (Photo), 8,5-17,5 x 5,5-10,5 cm (Autographen). 3 Blätter und 1 Photographie mehrfach gefaltet, verso weiß Drei Billets in arabischer Schrift des Imam Schamil (1797-1871), Führer der muslimischen Bergvölker Dagestans und Tschetscheniens und Widerstandskämpfer gegen die russische Eroberung des Nordostkaukasus. Offzielle Schriftstücke von Schamyls Sekretär in seinem Auftrag geschrieben und mit dem Stempel des Emirs versehen. 1. An Schamyls Bruder Mohamed Mirza, Befehl selbst zu kommen, oder Hadji-Ibrahim zu senden. 2. Schamyl an seinen Bruder über einige Fälle von Ungehorsam. 3. Befehl an die verbündeten Tscherkessen, sich unter den Befehl seines Bruders Mohamed an einen bestimmten Ort zu begeben. Beiliegend eine frühe Photographie, laut umseitigem Vermerk aufgenommen 1859 in Petersburg. - Aus einer bedeutenden Thüringer Autographensammlung, in eigenhändig beschrifteter Sammlermappe mit kurzen Angaben zum Inhalt und Kaufvermerk: am 22. IV. 1930 bei Meyer & Ernst in Berlin für 8 Mark. - Autograph, Handschrift, Manuskript. - Teils alt hinterlegt, etwas randrissig und fleckig. - Rare early vintage photo of Shamil together with three official notes wirtten in his name by his personal secretary and with his stamp. Traces of use and age, small old restaurations.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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         Lithologie Atmosphérique présentant la Marche et l'Etat actuel de la Science, sur le Phénomène des Pierres de Foudre, Pluies de Pierre, Pierres tombées du Ciel etc. ; plusieurs Observations inédites, communiquées par MM. Pictet, Sage, Darcet et Vauquelin; avec un Essai de Théorie sur la formation de ces Pierres. A Paris, chez Delalain Fils, Floréal An XI (1803). JOINT: 2). (du même). Explication du Nouveau Langage des Chimistes, pour tous ceux qui, sans s'occuper de la Science, voudroient profiter de ses découvertes. Paris, Baudoin, 1803. 3). (du même). Manuel du Galvanisme, ou Description et Usages des divers Appareils Galvaniques employés jusqu'à ce jour, tant pour les Recherches Physiques et Chimiques, que pour les Applications Médicales

      - 5 volumes in-8. 1). VIII. 421pp. 2). XI. 148pp. 1 planche dépliante. 3). 2ff. XXII. 304pp. 6 planches hors-texte. 4). XXIV. 240pp. 1f. (les trois derniers feuillets sont reliés par erreur à la fin du volume n°2). 5). 2ff. VIII. 159pp. Demi-chagrin noirs, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (reliure uniforme vers 1850). Précieuse réunion constituée anciennement, en reliure uniforme, de l'intégralité des ouvrages publiés par le scientifique français Joseph Izarn (1766-1835). Originaire de Cahors, cet ancien médecin des armées était devenu professeur de physique après avoir suivi les leçons de Fourcroy. Il fréquentait l'élite scientifique de son temps, était membre de diverses sociétés savantes (Société Royale de Gottingue, Société des Sciences, Belles-lettres et Arts de Paris, secrétaire de la commission d'expériences de la Société Galvanique) et à la fin de sa vie, occupait les fonctions d'inspecteur-général de l'Université de France. 1). Edition Originale. Premier ouvrage exhaustif sur la question de l'origine des météorites, entrepris à l'instigation de Laplace à qui le volume est dédié. Il est divisé en trois sections. La première contient les faits et opinions publiés en France depuis l'année 1700. La seconde est un examen critique de ces opinions. La troisième contient la propre théorie de l'auteur. Rarissime exemplaire de première émission, avec le titre de 'Lithologie Atmosphérique' qui devint 'Des Pierres tombées du Ciel' dans le second tirage. Ce premier tirage est d'une très grande rareté, et l'on n'en connaît qu'un petit nombre d'exemplaires. 2). Edition Originale. Ouvrage très rare dans lequel Izarn fait le point sur l'état des connaissances chimiques après les grandes découvertes de la fin du XVIIIs (Lavoisier). Il comporte notamment un index alphabétique des anciennes dénominations avec leur équivalence moderne, et un index des dénominations modernes avec leur synonymes anciens. 1 planche dépliante hors texte. 3) Edition Originale. Joseph Izarn était membre de la Société Galvanique, qui comptait parmi ses membres Chaptal, Lacépède, Laplace, Fourcroy, etc. Il a cherché dans cet ouvrage à "reproduire tous les faits galvaniques connus, pour en chercher les rapports et les liaisons, avec les faits généraux qui font la base des connoissances physiques". C'est un intéressant panorama des observations relatives au galvanisme, avec notamment une relation des expériences de Sülzer (1767), de Cotugno (1784), Romagnosi (1802), et Mojon (1804). Seul ouvrage d'Izarn traduit en langue étrangère, il parut l'année suivante en italien. 6 planches dépliantes hors-texte, représentant des appareils et expériences. 4). Edition Originale. Rarissime ouvrage dans lequel Izarn expose sa propre méthode d'enseignement de la physique et de la chimie, qui venaient d'être réunies au programme des écoles et dont les présentes leçons constituent l'un des premiers ouvrages didactiques enseignant conjointement la nouvelle discipline. Cette première partie, dont la suite ne vit jamais le jour, reprend les cahiers de cours de l'auteur qui avait enseigné durant huit années au Lycée Bonaparte. Elle est illustrée de 4 planches gravées dépliantes (le couteau du relieur a légèrement affecté le dessin de l'une d'elles). 5). Edition Originale très rare du dernier ouvrage de l'auteur, publié alors qu'il était Inspecteur-Général de l'Université de France. Il expose ses idées sur l'instruction publique qui faisait l'objet d'un débat passionné depuis la Révolution Française. Beaux exemplaires, parfaitement conservés dans une jolie reliure uniforme. 1). Caillet, II, 306 (pour le second tirage). 2). Duveen, p. 306. 3 exemplaires au N.U.C. 3). Wheleer Gift Catalogue, 664. 4). Manque au N.U.C. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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         ETTAL. "Kloster Ettal mit dem Graswangthal". Schöne Gesamtansicht.

      - Kol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte, auf Chinapapier, von Max Kuhn bei Mey u. Widmayer, um 1850, 12 x 19 cm. Lentner 7726. - Seltene und gesuchte Ansicht mit breitem Rand. Das Trägerpapier leicht stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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         The Literati: Some Honest Opinions about Authorial Merits and Demerits, with Occasional Words of Personality. Together with Marginalia, Suggestions, and Essays

      New York: J.S. Redfield, 1850. Fine. First edition, first printing, binding E (as called for on the first printing in BAL). Thick octavo. 607, [1]pp. Publisher's blue-gray cloth gilt. Contemporary label for Child's Book Store in Terre Haute, Indiana on the front pastedown, a couple of insignificant spots on the last couple of leaves, else a superlative, fine copy. Third volume (of four) in The Works, this volume of particular interest as it gathers most of Poe's known literary criticism, each volume was issued separately. BAL 16159.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: De Wolfe and Wood]
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         Broadside] Greece! Greece, "The First Garden of Liberty's Tree," Struggling to Shake Off the Yoke of Turkish Tyranny. Marco Bozzaris in the Turkish Camp. Christophoros Plato Castanis, a Native Greek, Educated in the United States, Will Give an Extempore Lecture and an Exhibition on Greece and Turkey.

      Spy Print, n.p. 1850 - Approximately 24 x 41cm. Later folds (probably for storage). Has a few small waterspots and bits of other soiling and wear. This broadside probably promoted various appearances by Castanis. Blank spaces for place and date have been filled in with ink as "The Town Hall" and "This Friday Only." Castanis wrote five or more books on Greece and his experiences. He lists four of his books at the end of this rather wordy broadside as being available at bookstores. His list does not include "The Greek Exile" which was published in 1851 which led us to believe that this was issued before that date. A few testimonials are included, the latest of which is dated 1848.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books, ABAA]
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         Waverley Novels. Prose and Poetry (86 Fine Leather Bindings)

      Adam and Charles Black 1850 - The Works of Sir Walter Scott.(Finely Bound Set Comprising 86 Volumes. Published by Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh, Various dates around 1850 - 1860. This set includes: The Waverley Novels (in 48 Volumes but missing volumes 11 and 46) The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott (in 12 Volumes Complete) Prose (in 28 Volumes Complete) ------------ A beautifully bound set. Very handsome on the shelf. Full green close-grained morocco bindings with gilt to upper and lower boards and to the spine, turn-ins gilt and gilt to all page edges, silk bookmarks. All with engraved title pages and frontispieces as well as each volume having a printed title page. Each volume measures approx 17 x 11.5cm. ----------- CONDITION: Very good clean set. All 86 leather bindings are in lovely clean condition with just some fractional rubbing to the head and tail of the spines and very light rubbing to spine edges in places but overall they are all in very good condition. No loose boards, no cracking to leather, no discoloration. Spines gilt decoration remains bright and clear. All endpapers good. No writing or names to any of the books. Pages in very clean condition throughout. All engraved frontispieces present and in lovely clean crisp condition. There may be one or two very small marks to the odd page but 99.9% of the pages are in mint condition. Overall a very handsome set unfortunately missing two of the volumes from the Waverley Novels. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Gently Mad]
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         Tableau von Neustrelitz Neubrandenburg und Umgegend. (Seiner Königl. Hoheit dem Allerdurchlauchtigsten Grossherzog u. Herrn Herrn Georg von Mecklenburg Strelitz in tieftster Ehrfurcht gewidmet von J.G. Tiedemann in Rostock. A. Deinert fec. Lith. von J.G. Tiedemann). Farbiges Blatt mit 11 Ansichten, zentral das Grossherzogliche Schloss zu Neustrelitz, eine Gesamtansicht der Stadt und Marktplatz von Neustrelitz mit Stadtkirche, Schloss Hohenzieritz, Burg und Jungfernbrunnen zu Stargard, Belvedere bei Neubrandenburg, Marktplatz und Gesamtansicht von Neubrandenburg, Friedländer Tor und Marienkirche Neubrandenburg. Kolorierte Lithographie, restauriert.

      Hof-Steindruckerei von J. G. Tiedemann, Rostock 1850 - Rostock, Hof-Steindruckerei von J. G. Tiedemann (um 1850). Ca. 27,5 x 35,5 cm. Stark beschnitten ohne Ränder u. Titel. Gebräunt, teils fleckig, rechts unten mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Gebräunt, teils fleckig, rechts unten mit kleinen Fehlstellen.

      [Bookseller: NORDDEUTSCHES ANTIQUARIAT]
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         Slavery

      [c. 1850s]. Rare wrought iron shackle with a barrel type locking mechanism. This type of restraint was primarily used on South Carolina plantations to restrict the movement of high risk, runaway slaves. The complete shackle with links and lock is approximately 23 inches long. The pins are four and three inches long. Excellent patina. Fine condition.

Deaccessioned from a museum. From the letter of authenticity: “Large Hand Forged South Carolina Slave Shackle: Circa 1850’s. Rare Wrought Iron Shackle with a barrel type locking mechanism. There is an imprint on the shackle (FM) that represents the initials of the plantation owner. The chain consists of eight (8) small forged links, consistent with pre-1863 technology. Such restraint was used on a large plantation to restrict movement on a high risk (runaway) person while working on the plantation or hire out to another plantation. Excellent patina surface on the metal. This is to certify that the Slave Shackle accompanying this certificate is authentic as described, and was carefully researched through all available sources of information. This is an historical piece of history from the African Slave Trade during the 1800’s...” The F and M are cut into the lock to indicate ownership should the slave escape.


      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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

      Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., Philadelphia 1850 - Copyright 1849 with printed date on map of 1850. 72 X 51 cm. Map in color printed one side that folds into a leather case 9 X 14 cm. Maroon leather with stamped vine design around the outer edges of the covers and the title in gilt on the front cover. Map compiled and drawn by Ira S. Drake and engraved by Ira S. Drake with the help of John L. Hazzard. Map shows counties, state capitols, towns, railroads, stage routes, common roads, canals, rivers and creeks, lakes, and Native American Lands in the "Indian Territory." "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1849 by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania." Map found separated from its leather folder but now archivally repaired and reattached. A couple of minor separations starting at folds, ink spots on obverse of two panels, else very good to near fine with no markings. Leather folder rubbed around the edges with some scuff marks on the exteriors of the covers but with gilt still bright. This is a rare piece of Americana and cartography. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Live Oak Booksellers]
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         Report] Report on the Geology and Topography of a Portion of the Lake Superior Land District, in the State of Michigan [ Complete in 2 Parts ]

      Printed for the House of Reps, Washington 1850 - Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 9 1/4 x 6 inches. Collation, 224, 4 large folding maps of which 3 are coloured, 12 full page tinted plates, xvi,406pp,37 plates, some folding. Bound in original publishers embossed cloth, volume 1 black cloth, volume 2, redish/brown cloth, [ as published ]. Both bindings have been repaired. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, pages, plates and maps in very good clean condition. A very nice set. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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         Gesamtansicht mit Blick auf Burg Sickingen.

      - Lithographie von Jakob Ludwig Buhl, um 1850, 29x55,5 cm *Probeabzug vor aller Schrift. Schönste romantische Ansicht von Landstuhl mit Spaziergängern im Vordergrund - selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Martin Barbian & Grund GbR]
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         Recuerdos de Provincia. Primera edición. Publicado en Santiago de Chile en 1850

      Julio Belin 1850 - Santiago, Imprenta de Julio Belin, 1850. Medio cuero, 1era edición, VIII, 211 p., frontispicio, [1] h. de lám pleg. ; 21 cm. (16vo.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         [Heiroglyphics.]

      n.p., n.d., 1850. 16mo, pp. 47, [1]; blindstamped black cloth; wear to corners and spine, very good. A mnemonic reference for Masonic rites, providing the first letters only of each word to allow for study and memorization while keeping the content of the material obscure to the uninitiated. Includes rituals for the Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason. We have been able to identify some as scripts for initiations, while the rest remains unread, so to speak. Only AAS on OCLC. A novel piece of Freemason history.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books ]
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         The Scarlet Letter, A Romance

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields 1850 - Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. First edition, first printing. Publisher's brown T cloth decoratively stamped in blind to front board and lettered in gilt to spine, cream endpapers, publisher's ads inserted at front. A very good copy with some wear and rubbing to spine, slightly cocked, and page edges lightly toned, with expert repairs to spine. Overall very pleasing in the original publisher's binding. Housed in a custom slipcase with folding chemise. BAL 7600. From the library of Pulitzer Prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. The Scarlet Letter is set in the author's hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, in the early 17th century, just before the onset of the infamous Salem witch trials. The novel features Hester Prynne, an adulteress facing the shame and judgment of her Puritan community. In addition to officially sanctioned public humiliation, Prynne must wear a scarlet "A" pinned to her chest as a symbol of her transgression. After being released from prison, Prynne is exiled from her church and community, and she is forced to raise her daughter, the product of her adulterous relationship, and continue her work of helping the poor in solitude. Through the juxtaposition of Prynne's social condemnation and her charitable endeavors, Hawthorne explores the themes of guilt, sin, and Puritanism. Interestingly, The Scarlet Letter was published before Hawthorne achieved literary success, as indicated by his inclusion of his introductory essay "The Custom-House," in which the author chronicles his years working in Salem prior to writing The Scarlet Letter. This essay was met with harsh criticism from his local community, prompting the inclusion of a preface in subsequent editions in which Hawthorne defends "The Custom-House," which he says "could not have been done in a better or a kindlier spirit, nor, so far as his abilities availed, with a livelier effect of truth." Chiefly a biographer, Professor Kenneth Silverman co-directed the American Civilization program at NYU, and won not only the Pulitzer but also the Bancroft Prize for his work The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Other notable works of his include biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Samuel F. B. Morse. A magician himself, he also profiled the life of Harry Houdini. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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         ALBUM ORIENTAL. (Empire Ottoman) Constantinople.types et costumes

      Publié a Péra (Constantinople) 1850 - Album In Folio 39 x30 cm , compose de 15 planches lithographiques en couleur, dessinées par Montani gravées par Olivier et coloriées, à la main, par la maison d’édition à Pera. Cet Album est très rare, aucune chaine en ligne ne le propose, contrairement à d’autres Albums orientaux dont on retrouve souvent plusieurs exemplaires à la fois, proposés en vente. Nous avons fini par retrouver un exemplaire dans TRAVELOGUE provenant de la GENNADIUS Library qui exposait en détail cet album pour fin d’information et non pour la vente. Ce qui nous a permis de découvrir des divergences entre les deux Albums. Les planches de l’album sont très représentatives du tissu social de la société sous l’Empire Ottoman en 1855 qui s’est maintenue des centaines d’années sans changement notable. En somme les planches reflètent l’image d’une société tout en couleur, pittoresque qui évoque un sentiment nostalgique. Cependant plusieurs remarques s’imposent : L’Album de la Gennadius Library contient 17 planches, et trois de ces planches manquent à notre Album par contre notre Album contient 15 planches dont un manque à l’Album de Gennadius. En plus l’ordre de classification des planches est totalement différent entre les deux albums. Les deux albums n’ont pas de page de titre et ne font pas mention de maison d’édition. Et sauf l’identification de chaque planche, aucun texte n’accompagne les planches. L’album a été édité à PERA, qui était le Quartier des Européens à Constantinople et non pas dans une maison d’édition en Europe, et par conséquent vendu sur place. La clientèle était réduite aux Européens de PERA et aux touristes et voyageurs de passage à Constantinople, qui le prenaient comme souvenir ou comme cadeau à leurs amis. Nous croyons en outre que les planches n’étaient pas assemblées à l’avance en Album Mais plutôt à intervalles irréguliers, ce qui explique certainement l’absence d’ordre dans la classification des planches, et le nombre inégal des planches entre les albums. Pour toutes ces raisons on peut affirmer que le tirage de cet album était très limité à cause de l’étroitesse du marché, ce qui explique en définitif la grande rareté de cet Album. Condition : L’Album a été entièrement restauré et relié solidement, avec couverture cuir veau glacé Brun, et dorure sur le plat et le dos. Les deux premières planches ont été restaurées, les traces de la restauration sont visibles. Les planches étant coloriées à la main, certaines laissent des traces de couleur sur la page opposée vide, sans nul dégât. Les planches sont intactes, les couleurs nettes et belles (SHIPPING GRATUIT) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Konvolut von handschriftlichen Noten und Texten.

      Salzburg, 1850 - 1890. Priv. Einände. Das Konvolut besteht aus: Eine Mappe von 184 Notenblättern handschriftlich, meist rubriziert in rot blau. Einer Mappe \"Lieder für gemischten Chor\", fortlaufend nummeriet 187 - 366, alle handschriftlich. Einer Mappe bez. m. Haronium Nr. 1 - 186, alle handschriftlich, weiters Beilagen, sowie Verzeichnisse nach Seitenzahlen und Compositionen (2 Hefte). Eine Mappe bez. Sangweisen. Handschriften auf Pergament, dem 15. bzw. 16. Jahrhundert nachempfunden. Eine Mappe bez. \"Erinnerungen\", beginnend ab 1850 bis circa 1890 die Salzburger Liedertafel betreffend. Mit zahlreichen Dokument Zeichnungen meist chronologisch datiert. Circa 400 Blatt. In einer Klatte Schnorr´s von Carolsfeld. Eine Mappe bez. \"Orgel\" mit handschriftlichen Abschriften klassischer Komponisten u. a. - Ein Liederbuch bez. \"Bürger-Sänger - Zunft - München. Lithographisch vervielflältigt, 112 S. - Insgesamt eine Sammlung von Unikaten. Zugleich eine genaue Chronologie der Geschichte der Salzburger Liedertafel. - RARA. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Musik

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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         His Grace the Duke of Bedford Current Account. From 1st Jany 1850 to 31st Decr 1858.

      1850-1858 119pp ms. on both sides of 60 leaves ruled in red. Contemp. vellum titled in attractive calligraphic script on both front and rear boards.Francis Russell, 1788-1861, was a peer and Whig politician - he inherited the title on his father's death in 1839; his younger brother John Russell was twice Prime Minister. His wife, Anna Maria Stanhope, was a close friend of Queen Victoria and is credited with being the originator of 'afternoon tea'. This ledger book records the Duke's current accounts from January 1, 1850 to December 31, 1858 with his bank Child's and Co. - one of the oldest financial institutions in the UK dating back to the 17th century. The book is divided into incoming funds on versos and sums paid on rectos; generally the Duke's receipt of money is greater than his expenditure. He was a wealthy man who owned much of Bloomsbury and Covent Garden; his total remittances for the year 1858 were £259,431.19s.11d. Much of his income came from his Beds and Bucks estate (probably Woburn) which was managed by Thomas Bennett - the duke received payments via Bennett for 'kitchen gardens £53.11s.9d,' 'deer park £22.15s.8d,' 'game £6.11s.11d,' and a general 'Mr. Bennett £14,210.13s.3d.' He was also paid large sums for 'your Graces Covent Garden Market £925.17s.5d' and had various other revenue streams. Though the outgoing entries are frequently fewer, substantial sums were being paid each month including £16,049.11s.5d. to Mr Bennett for 'permanent improvements' in December 1854, and £14,000 for 'your Graces Bedford Office account' in September 1855. This ledger offers an interesting insight into the commercial expenditure of a shrewd businessman, one of Queen Victoria's highest ranked peers.

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         Prince Albert.

      Artist: Permassion ca ; date: ca1850 - - technic: Copper print- Aquatinta; - colorit: colored; - condition: Stains outer margins; - size (in cm): 49 x 32; - description: Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel,later The Prince Consort(1819 ? 1861) was the husband of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.He was born in the Saxon duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld to a family connected to many of Europe's ruling monarchs. At the age of 20 he married his first cousin, Queen Victoria, with whom he would ultimately have nine children. At first, Albert felt constrained by his position as consort, which did not confer any power or duties upon him. Over time he adopted many public causes, such as educational reform and a worldwide abolition of slavery, and took on the responsibilities of running the Queen's household, estates and office. He was heavily involved with the organisation of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Albert aided in the development of Britain's constitutional monarchy by persuading his wife to show less partisanship in her dealings with Parliament?although he actively disagreed with the interventionist foreign policy pursued during Lord Palmerston's tenure as Foreign Secretary.He died at the early age of 42, plunging the Queen into a deep mourning that lasted for the rest of her life. Upon Queen Victoria's death in 1901, their eldest son, Edward VII, succeeded as the first British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, named after the ducal house to which Albert belonged.Albert involved himself in promoting many public educational institutions. Chiefly at meetings in connection with these he spoke of the need for better schooling.[82] A collection of his speeches was published in 1857. Recognised as a supporter of education and technological progress, he was invited to speak at scientific meetings, such as the memorable address he delivered as president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science when it met at Aberdeen in 1859.His espousal of science spawned opposition from the Church. His proposal of a knighthood for Charles Darwin, after the publication of On the Origin of Species, was rejected

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         Mariazell". Tonlithographie von C. Waage, gedruckt von Josef Stoufs. Aus: Josef Bermann, Ansichten der Oesterreichischen Monarchie, von den besten Meistern nach der Natur aufgenommen u. gestochen.

      Wien, Bermann, (ca. 1850). - Nebehay-W. 892, III, 7. - Die Lithographien von C. Waage zeichnen sich durch größte Genauigkeit in der topographischen Darstellung aus. Dies wurde von Zeitgenossen teils scharf kritisiert: "Was nun die Ansichten dieses Lithographen betrifft, so sind dieselben die trockenste Wiedergabe der Wirklichkeit, ohne eine Hauch idealen Anschauens." (Wurzbach LII, 39). - Kl. Randeinrisse (ohne Bildberührung). *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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         Treatise on Marine and Naval Architecture or Theory and Practice Blended in Ship Building

      New York: Published by author, 1850. 4to (12" x 10"). 416pp. + (1)(binder's instructions with errata). Unrestored. Half bound with spine detached from text-block but joints holding, 1/4 lower cover board exposed, corners bumped. Free endpaper detached, possibly several missing leaves, frontispiece appears to be a facsimile, title page present. All plates and most tissue guards present with plate 26 incorrectly bound at 384 rather than 386. Good.

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         PANORAMA DELLA COSTA E DELLE ISOLE DI DALMAZIA, NEI VIAGGI DEI PIROSCAFI DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO. Disegnato per ordine dello Stabilimento suddetto da Giuseppe Rieger.

      Litografia di B. Linassi, 1850. Stupendo panorama delle coste della Dalmazia, di cm. 16,6 x 980, litografato in tinta e più volte ripieg., posto entro custodia in cartoncino coevo (cm. 16x25,5), preceduto da un bel frontespizio figurato. Questo eccezionale panorama è costituito da 40 vedute in cui viene delineato il profilo delle coste dalmate, viste dal mare, partendo da "Capo Compare" fuori di Pola in Istria (proseguendo per il Carnero, Lussin Piccolo, catena dei Monti Velebich, Zara, Sebenico, Spalato, canale della Brazza, Lesina, canale di Narenta, penisola Sabioncello, Monte Suchino, Ragusa, M. Desiviglie, Cattaro, Monte S. Elia) fino a Budua (con i Monti d'Antivari). Nella parte inferiore del panorama sono poste le isole: da Canidole, Premuda, Rivagn, Sta Eufemia, a Ugliano, Pasman, Slarina, Solta, Spalmadore, Curtola, Meleda, Lacrona, fino allo "scoglio S. Nicolò o della Vergine" (porto della città di Budua). Le quaranta vedute, unite, sviluppano una lunghezza di ben 9 metri e 80 centimetri. Nel 1838 il Lloyd Austriaco istituì un servizio di linea da Trieste fino alle Bocche di Cattaro e per illustrare i propri itinerari la Compagnia affidò al pittore triestino Giuseppe Rieger il compito di riprodurre i paesaggi e i porti della Dalmazia. La raccolta è compilata con accurata attenzione, come una dettagliata guida turistica, onde soddisfare le esigenze di informazione dei passeggeri. Su ogni veduta sono riportati i nomi dei luoghi, delle isole, dei monti, porti, forti, conventi, osterie, ecc. Un altro aspetto che ci colpisce è il senso di quiete che le vedute esprimono nel rappresentare acque calme in prossimità della costa, come se la navigazione si svolgesse all'interno di tranquilli canali, per infondere sicurezza nei passeggeri. Al verso del piatto anteriore della custodia è applicato un ex libris con lo stemma reale asburgico e le dicitura "Assicurazioni Generali in Trieste - Subdirection Transportuens Abth Berlin". Esemplare molto ben conservato.

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         Mittheilungen über gewerbliche und Arbeiter-Associationen. Zur Beantwortung vielfacher Anfragen.

      Leipzig, E. Keil & Comp., 1850. - Titelblatt, 92 S., spätere einfache Broschur (mit dem blindgeprägten Stempel 'Bibliothek der Sozialdemokratischen Partei'), 19,5 x 12 cm. Erste Ausgabe. Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe dieses Gründungsdokuments der deutschen Genossenschaftsbewegung. - Titelblatt und weitere Seiten gestempelt, sonst wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Souvenirs de Paris et ses environs

      1850. in-16 oblungo, leg tela con titolo e fregi impressi in oro al piatto superiore. 40 litografie originali della città di Parigi e dintorni in bella coloritura coeva.. .

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         Paris Et Ses Environs

      Lemercier, Paris 1850 - Landscape 4to, 17 x 25 cm. Thirty hand-finished color lithographs with tissue guards printed recto only. Landmark Paris sites -- Le Palais Royal, Place Vendome, L'Arc de Triomphe de L'Etoile, Hotel de Ville, Place de la Concorde, Boulevard des Capucines et Grand Hotel, Lac du Bois de Boulogne et al. Front hinge cracked but firm, small dark spot front cover, plates clean and bright. Orig. dark red cloth, front cover lettered in gilt. Very good [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Die Basiliken des christlichen Roms. Kupfertafeln und Erklärung.

      J.G. Cotta ohne Jahr ca 1850, München, - 580x450mm, 6Seiten, Kunstblätter, Flecken. Feuilles sous cartable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Der Zrirkus kommt".

      [ca. 1850].. Orig.-Bleistiftzeichnung. 21, 5 x 20 cm. (Blattgr). In gutem Zustand. Lebendige Strassenszene mit Kamel, Affen, Bären, Musiker. - Beiliegend: Ders. "Maulesel". Orig.-Bleistiftzeichnung. 9, 5 x 11, 5 cm. - Reinhold (1816-1893) studierte ab 1830 an der Wiener Akad. der bildenden Künste als Schüler von Th. Ender und Mössmer. Malte auf seinen Studienreisen in den Alpenländern Landschaftsbilder. 1844 war er in Italien. R. lieferte besonders für die Familien Lobkowitz und Waldstein Wald- und Gebirgslandschaften, aber auch Volksszenen, Tier- und Jagdstücke. (vgl. ÖBL IX, 45)

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         [Broadside] Greece! Greece, "The First Garden of Liberty's Tree," Struggling to Shake Off the Yoke of Turkish Tyranny. Marco Bozzaris in the Turkish Camp. Christophoros Plato Castanis, a Native Greek, Educated in the United States, Will Give an Extempore Lecture and an Exhibition on Greece and Turkey...

      n.p.: Spy Print, 1850. Very Good. Approximately 24 x 41cm. Later folds (probably for storage). Has a few small waterspots and bits of other soiling and wear. This broadside probably promoted various appearances by Castanis. Blank spaces for place and date have been filled in with ink as "The Town Hall" and "This Friday Only." Castanis wrote five or more books on Greece and his experiences. He lists four of his books at the end of this rather wordy broadside as being available at bookstores. His list does not include "The Greek Exile" which was published in 1851 which led us to believe that this was issued before that date. A few testimonials are included, the latest of which is dated 1848.

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         South Africa Delineated

      or, Sketches, Historical and Descriptive, of its Tribes and Missions, and of the British Colonies of the Cape and Port-Natal. First edition. Frontispiece & 5 engraved plates. 8vo. Fine in modern half morocco, spine gilt. xii, 216, 12ads.pp. London,

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         Le mérite des enfants]

      [Paris]: , 1850 - Six Very Fine Hand-Colored Lithograph Plates Depicting Children at PlaySAILLET, 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 Day53. Le Déjeuner - "The Breakfast"4. Le Biscuit - "The Biscuit"5. La Lecture - "Reading"6. Les Prix - "The Prize" [Attributes: First Edition]

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         HISTORIA DEL TOREO

      - Historia del toreo, y de las principales ganaderías de España. Obra ilustrada, popular y curiosa. Original de .- Madrid, Imprenta de D. Anselmo Sta. Coloma y Compañía, 1850; en 4º maypr holandesa chagren con puntas nueva, 380 pp. - 2 hh. 24 láminas litográficas fuera del texto , capitales, cabeceras y viñetas en él. Son obras de Miranda, Urrabieta, etc. Palau nº 26408. Ejemplar completo con restauración en papel de las páginas 17 - 18 en parte blanca y de esquina superior de la lámina Morenillo. Por lo demás limpio y en buen estado.

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         Vue des isles Boromées au Lac Majeur

      1850 ca., Lago Maggiore 1850 - Animata veduta del centro lago presa dalla riva di ponente, lungo la strada del Sempione. Al centro della composizione: sulla destra l'Isola Bella, a sinistra l'Isola Pescatori ed in lontananza l'Isola Madre. Sulla sponda opposta ai piedi del Sasso del Ferro si riconosce la cittadina di Laveno. Alcuni restauri magistralmente eseguiti mm 350x540

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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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         Sketches after English landscape painters. By L. Marvy. With short notices by W.M. Thackeray. (First edition)

      London: David Bogue, [1850]. [23] leaves of text and 20 colour engravings each with tissue guard. (4to) 32.5x24 cm (12 x 9 ") period three-quarter blue morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt. Edges worn, front hinge open; paper a bit toned but overall internally near fine. Henry Vizetelly, Printer and engraver, Gough Square, Fleet Street" Plates engraved by Louis Marvy; after Sir Augustus Wall Callcott, J.M.W. Turner, J. Holland, Francis Danby, Thomas Creswick, William Collins, Richard Redgrave, Frederick Richard Lee, George Cattermole, William James Müller, James Duffield Harding, Peter Nasmyth, Richard Wilson, Edward William Cooke, John Constable, Peter De Wint, David Cox, Thomas Gainsborough, David Roberts, and Clarkson Stanfield. Each plate is followed by a short critique by Thackeray. Thackeray was an old friend of Marvy, a French artist, who took refuge in London after the chaos of 1848. Theodore Taylor's 1864 biography of Thackeray mentions the history of the book: "A fine and skillful landscape painter himself, M. Marvy, while here, as a means of earning a living, made a series of engravings after the works of our English landscape painters... The publishers, however, would not undertake the work without a series of letter-press notices of each picture from Thackeray; and the latter accordingly added some criticisms which are interesting as developing his theory of this kind of art" (p.32). An interesting and quite scarce Thackeray item, very rarely found colored. Abbey, Life in England, no 207 : "The majority of the copies issued were uncoloured."

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First Edition. wrappers. Very good. 20 vols. in 19, a serialization sequentially published over 1 1/2 years. 1st edition, 1st issue, in the original monthly parts, preceding all other editions, and read the next sentence deliberately, because the distressing phrase you inevitably see is "almost every" while the happy phrase you are about to see is "each and every." This set conforms to each and every point in Hatton & Cleaver (all erratum, the correct covers, all ads, all samples, and all 40 inserted plates by H. K. Browne, including the frontispiece and vignette title). And perfection is important in a Dickens parts serialization because later ads are the telltale sign of later issue, in many cases months later, so do not discount comprehensiveness as mere frill, or turn your back on it the way you would on a drunk woman, haphazardly seated nearby at a dinner party, who relentlessly keeps insisting that you name your favorite Powerpuff Girl. Original wrappers, neat repairs to backstrips, light wear at edges, else a very good set (the old-fashioned very good), infrequently offered for sale so clean, complete, upright and intact, a stirring combination of quality, magnitude, precedence, and inclusiveness. Full dark blue morocco case. Collation: Octavo (8 1/8" X 5 9/16"). [i-vii] viii [ix] x-xii [xiii] xiv [xv-xvi], [1], 2-624. Reference: Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 253-272. Eckel, pp. 75-77. Raising his game, at the height of his powers, Dickens explores writing in the first person and achieves the great novel of initiation, finding the ideal balance between the bustling energy of his early works and the mature sense of design exhibited here for the first time. The plotline is pierced by an unsettling exposé of the treatment inflicted on Victorian children, and this is buttressed by poignant statements about the terrors and torments of youth coming of age, most of which apply in any era, and successfully concluding his quest, the novel ends with a glimpse of the grown man. Dickens began to write it as pure autobiography, but he found the naked facts too personal, accordingly, many of the events are drawn from his personal experiences, but many more are fictionalized from his keen reconnaissance of life. However, Micawber can be no other than Dickens' father, and there is no doubt that David Copperfield is Dickens himself. And knowing that he had laid the needle against the redline pin on the great-ometer, he openly stated, more than once, that Copperfield was his favorite from among all his books.

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