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        Gesamtans., "Dürkeim vom Michelsberg".

      - Lithographie ( m. farb. Tonplatte ) v. Cuvillier n. Chapuy b. Meder in Heidelberg, um 1850, 16 x 24 Seltenes Blatt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        The Horse Guards

      London: J. & D. A. Darling, 126, Bishopsgate Street: M'Glashan, Dublin; Menzies, Edinburgh, 1850. First Edition. With 11 hand-colored lithograph plates. viii, 104 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's hand-colored printed boards. Almost fine. First Edition. With 11 hand-colored lithograph plates. viii, 104 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. This is the second of three books by John Josiah Hort on army life and featuring colored lithographs. The spine is slightly darkened and the binding slightly rubbed but in remarkably good condition given the fragility of the cream paper boards. Abbey, Life, 363

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        Uriage et ses environs - Guide pittoresque et descriptif.

      A Uriage, A l'Etablissement Thermal. A Grenoble, chez Vellot. A Paris, chez Gihault. A Lyon, chez Savy 1850 - A Uriage, A l'établissement Thermal. A Grenoble, chez Vellot. A Paris, chez Gihault. A Lyon, chez Savy. ÉDITION ORIGINALE sans date (1850) - 446 pages. 14 gravures sur 14 planches hors texte, un plan dépliant hors texte, couverture illustrée d'une gravure. (Complet & Contrôlé) Reliure demi-basane brune de l'époque. Dos à nerfs avec titre et auteur dorés. Coiffes et nerfs légèrement frottés. Mention "bibliothèque géographique" en pied du dos et cachet gratté sur le titre. Bon état. Format in-4°(19x27) Oblong. 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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        Report on the geology and topography of a portion of the Lake Superior land district, in the State of Michigan, [&c.]. Copper Lands. [With three colored maps, not usually present.] [First edition].

      House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 1850 - Washington, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 69, octavo, 224 p., 12 engraved plates (most tinted), 4 folding maps (3 colored), and 55 text figures. ***CONTENT: In the 1840's, reports of extensive copper deposits on Michigan's upper peninsula led to a rush of prospectors. This Congressional report was one of the earliest to describe the geography, geology and mineral resources of the region, which for decades supplied much of the nation's copper output. Chapters provide a historical sketch of explorations, and consideration of geography, climate, geological details, mines and mining techniques, veins, ores and metallurgy, surficial deposits, and more. The splendid illustrations show scenery, bedrock exposures, mine workings, etc. Loosely inserted in this copy are the three exquisite hand-colored geological maps called for on page 58 of the text: 1) "Geological map of Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior, Michigan" (22 x 12 inches). This map shows rock types in five colors, copper-bearing "mineral land", active and abandoned mines, furnaces, and more. 2) "Geological map of the district between Portage Lake and Montreal River, Lake Superior, Michigan" (30 x 17 inches). This map shows geology in seven colors, as well as mineral lands and mines. 3) "Geological map of Isle Royale, Lake Superior, Michigan" (25 x 18 inches). This map updates Jackson's geological map of 1847, and pinpoints numerous mineral-rich sites and mines. ***CONDITION: This is a near Fine, well-preserved copy in the original embossed and decorated brown cloth, with only a trace of rubbing to the cover extremities. The spine ends are fully complete and the gilt lettering on the backstrip is particularly crisp and bright. Joints and hinges solid, binding firm. The text pages, plates and illustrations are typically fresh, clean and bright, with mild toning and light scattered foxing, mostly to the endpapers. Colored maps very clean, with vivid colors and only a few tiny splits at some fold intersections. A contemporary bookplate on the front pastedown is the only evidence of previous ownership. This is one of the best copies of this report that I have seen, and it is exceedingly scarce with the 3 colored maps. BMNH 2172. Prime 20. Hazen 3940 (in part). Marcou 364, 365, 366. Ask about my other old books/maps on Michigan geology. International shipping will be extra for this volume, but only at my cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art. Volume VI (6) January to June 1850 and Volume VII (7) July to December 1850

      Philadelphia: John Sartain and Co, 1850. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Includes "Annabel Lee" on pages 99-100, with a short editor's statement about the history of this last poem by Poe. It first appeared in 1849 as part of the New-York Daily Tribune obituary. Also contains "The Poetic Principle" on pages 231-239, from the unpublished manuscript. Both volumes are bound together in modern three-quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards. Silver title to spine with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Foxing, browning, and occasional stains to interior, but clean overall. Volume 6 has 432 pages; Volume 7 has 388 pages. PER/010518.

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        Corso di diritto civile dedicato ai notai che comprende: 1. L'esposizione e comento della prima parte del codice. 2. Di quelle parti delle leggi di commercio e di procedura civile, che hanno rapporto con l'ufficio del notaio. 3. Il comento alle leggi sul notariato con gli atti sovrani e ministeriali, che l'anno modificate e spiegate. 4. Un completo formulario di atti e di contratti. 5. Un elenco di quesiti su i quali possono i giovani essere interrogati nei concorsi

      tipografia all'Insegna del Diogene, 1850. Due volumi di cm. 28,5, pp. x, 564 (2); xix (1) 460 (4). Solida legatura del tempo in mezza pergamena con titoli su doppio tassello al dorso. Minimi segni del tempo alla legatura, sporadiche fioriture/macchiette e qualche alone limitato al margine di poche carte, peraltro esemplare genuino e complessivamente in buono stato di conservazione. Interessantissimo manuale rivolto ai notai del Regno delle Due Sicilie. Il primo volume e' dedicato ai principali istituti oggetto dell'attività notarile: obbligazioni, successioni, matrimonio, enfiteusi, pegno, contratti aleatori, ipoteche e società. Nel secondo volume, dedicato alla scienza notarile in senso stretto, l'A. delinea l'origine storica del notariato, dal tempo degli antichi romani (nonche' di normanni, svevi ed aragonesi) fino all'Ottocento. Seguono progetti di legge per l'organizzazione del notariato, numerosi fonti normative (legislative e regolamentari), formule e copie di atti. Non comune edizione originale, da non confondersi con le edizioni successive in piccolo formato. Cfr. Iccu..

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        Gesamtansicht, umgeben von 12 Teilansichten.

      - kol. Lithographie v. Lütke ( b. Winkelmann u. Söhne ) b. Gropius in Berlin, um 1850, 36,5 x 41 Ernst, Lütke, L.E., Nr. 26; Kiewitz 790. - Das Mittelbild, Gesamtansicht vom Wollank'schen Weinberge aus, ist umgeben von 12 Teilansichten wichtiger Gebäude in Berlin ( Brandenburger Tor, Diorama, Universität, Friedr. Werdersche Kirche, Königl. Palais, Neue Wache, Sing Akademie, Königstädtisches Theater, Schauspielhaus, Opernhaus, Zeughaus und dem Stadtschloß.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Panoramaansicht, "Panorama von Potsdam vom Brauhausberg aus aufgenommen".

      - Aquatinta v. ( Hürlimann n. Carl Gropius, für den Stich gezeichnet von Biermann b. Georg Gropius in Berlin ), um 1850, 21,5 x 103,5 Bibliograpisch nicht nachweisbar. Sehr selten! Der Blick des Betrachters schweift von den Communs bis zum Babelsberg. Mittig das Stadtschloß. Unter der Ansicht eine ausführliche Legende, die die auf dem Panorama dargestellten Gebäude bezeichnet. - Alte Faltstellen restauriert, Titel beschnitten.

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        Gesamtansicht, umgeben von 12 Teilansichten.

      - Lithographie v. Lütke ( b. Winkelmann u. Söhne ) b. Gropius in Berlin, um 1850, 36,5 x 41 Ernst, Lütke, L.E., Nr. 26; Kiewitz 790. - Das Mittelbild, Gesamtansicht vom Wollank'schen Weinberge aus, ist umgeben von 12 Teilansichten wichtiger Gebäude in Berlin: Brandenburger Tor, Diorama, Universität, Friedr. Werdersche Kirche, Königl. Palais, Neue Wache, Sing Akademie, Königstädtisches Theater, Schauspielhaus, Opernhaus, Zeughaus und dem Stadtschloß. Dekoratives Blatt mit dem Trockenstempel des Verlages Gropius im unteren Rand.

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        Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art. Volume VI (6) January to June 1850 and Volume VII (7) July to December 1850

      John Sartain and Co, Philadelphia 1850 - Hardcover. Includes "Annabel Lee" on pages 99-100, with a short editor's statement about the history of this last poem by Poe. It first appeared in 1849 as part of the New-York Daily Tribune obituary. Also contains "The Poetic Principle" on pages 231-239, from the unpublished manuscript. Both volumes are bound together in modern three-quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards. Silver title to spine with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Foxing, browning, and occasional stains to interior, but clean overall. Volume 6 has 432 pages; Volume 7 has 388 pages. PER/010518. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art Volume VI (6) January to June 1850 and Volume VII (7) July to December 1850

      Philadelphia: John Sartain and Co, 1850. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Includes "Annabel Lee" on pages 99-100, with a short editor's statement about the history of this last poem by Poe. It first appeared in 1849 as part of the New-York Daily Tribune obituary. Also contains "The Poetic Principle" on pages 231-239, from the unpublished manuscript. Both volumes are bound together in modern three-quarter black leather with marbled paper covered boards. Silver title to spine with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Foxing, browning, and occasional stains to interior, but clean overall. Volume 6 has 432 pages; Volume 7 has 388 pages. PER/010518.

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        Appendice au neuvième volume des Journaux de l'Assemblée législative de la province du Canada, 3e session, 3e Parlement, session de 1850, vol. I et II

      1850 - Comprend notamment Premier et second rapportsdu Comité spécial de l'assemblée législative nommé pour s'enquérir du revenu public et des dépenses de la probince; projet de communication par le moyen d,un canal ou chemin de fer entre le fleuve Saint-laurent et la rivière saint-Jean; Cinquième rapport du comité permanent des chemins de fer et des lignes de télégraphe; Rapport des commissaires des travaux publics; Prêt aux incendiés de Québec; Rapport d'exploration du territoire entre Québec et le lac saint-jean; Premier rapport du Comité des comptes publics, Pénitentiaire provincial; Réclamation pour les pertes de 1837-1838; Rapport du Comité spécial sur l'état de l'agriculture au bas-Canada; Rapport annuel des écoles normales, modàles et élémentaires dans le haut-canada pour 1849. Ex- libris du Fraser institute. Cote au dos. Usure à la reliure. Dos en partie détaché. Plans dépliants. Cartes dépliantes (petites déchirures è l'une). Coin supérieur d'une page manquant. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Follow the Flag

      N.p: N.p, circa 1850-59. bronze relief plaque. Fine condition. Approximately 7-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches. Bronze plaque Bronze plaque of a thirty-two star American flag blowing in the breeze merging with the head and torso of a man in uniform, with the words "Follow the flag" in bas relief at the bottom. The man is Winfield Scott Schley (1839 -1900). Schley was a naval officer from the time of his appointment to the United States Naval Academy in 1856 and reached the rank of Commodore in 1898 and Rear Admiral in 1899. He was a participant in the battle of Santiago in the Spanish American war.

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        THE ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER or Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures for Little Children. After the Fourteenth edition of the celebrated German work.

      Friedrich Volckmar 1850 - Fourth Edition. Published by Friedrich Volckmar, Leipsic. 24 pages printed and hand-coloured on rectos only. Original printed paper-covered boards. Quarto. Fourth English edition. The Leipzig stamp on the cover is dated 1846, but printed Circa 1850.Bound in original covers with loss of some of the printed paper surface mainly around edges and corners; the paper on the covers are generally cracked and rubbed; new linen spine. Some spotting and soiling internally, some old tears have been repaired and page edges strengthened.; One very large tear on page one repaired; pages 23 and 24 have had smaller tears repaired. Pages but generally good and, overall, an acceptable copy of a very early edition. Originally published in Germany in 1845 as Lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder, with only 15 pages, the book was expanded and renamed Struwwelpeter in 1847. Hoffmann instructed his publishers to issue the book in strong boards but with a frail paper spine, hoping that children would quickly read the book to pieces, and parents be forced to buy another copy; this accounts for the dearth of copies surviving in original boards. As with all genuine copies of early printings, the government's tax stamp appears on the upper board. The book was first published in English in 1848. After about 1859 the illustrations were changed to show Struwwelpeter with a mop of wavy hair, none of it over his face, as found in the English reprints of today. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., "Ansicht von Isny".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Emminger b. Leibfried, um 1850, 36,5 x 55,3 Henning/Maier, Eberh. Emminger, S. 149: Schefold, Württemberg, Nr. 3737 - Eine sehr seltene und schöne Ansicht von Isny.

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        Gesamtans., "Giessen von der Marburger Seite".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Heinzerling b. Lüdeking, um 1850, 28 x 42,2 Dek. und sehr schöne Gesamtansicht.

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        A SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF HENRY LEANDER FOOTE, SENTENCED TO BE HUNG IN NEW HAVEN, JUNE 19, 1850, (REPRIEVED BY THE LEGISLATURE TILL OCTOBER 2, 1850,) FOR THE MURDER OF MISS EMILY H. COOPER....TOGETHER WITH HIS ADVENTURES AS A U.S. DRAGOON DURING THE FLORIDA WAR.... WITH... HIS CONFESSION OF THE RAPE AND MURDER OF MISS COOPER, AND HIS ADDRESS ON THE GALLOWS

      New Haven: T.J. Stafford, 1850. 56pp. Original plain wrappers, stitched as issued. Wraps somewhat soiled and slightly chipped, with one small closed tear from front fore- edge. Title in contemporary manuscript on front wrapper, later institutional bookplate inside front. Tanning and foxing. Good, in original condition. A lurid autobiography written by a Connecticut murderer who also served as a Dragoon in Florida during the Second Seminole War. He claims to relate in the present work "a description of the horrid massacre of two families, and some battles, never before published," and his detailed account of his service from 1835 to 1837 occupies most of the first part of the pamphlet. The Appendix contains his confession to the rape and murder of Emily Cooper, his twelve-year- old cousin, and the address he planned to give at the time of his hanging, in which he blames (among other things) "licentious novels" for leading him astray. This is the second edition, with three added pages containing details of his execution, published after his hanging. OCLC locates only three copies of this edition, at the New- York Historical Society, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Clements Library; and two copies of the first edition, at Yale and Trinity College. Not in Servies. McDADE 310. COHEN 12568.

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        Encyclopädie der gesammten theoretischen Naturwissenschaften in ihrer Anwendung auf die Landwirthschaft : umfassend Physik, anorganische Chemie, organische Chemie ...; in drei Bänden komplett Bände 1-3 1: Physik, anorganische Chemie und Mineralogie 2: Organische Chemie, Meteorologie, Geognosie, Bodenkunde und Düngerlehre 3: Die Physiologie der Pflanzen und Thiere und Theorie der Pflanzencultur

      Braunschweig Vieweg Verlag 1850 3 Leinenbände der Zeit, 8°, XVIII, 520 Seiten / XII, 557 Seiten / XII, 500 Seiten; mit zahlreichen Holzschnitten im Text; Zustand; Exemplar gestempelt, Einband mit Signaturetikett, Innengelenke teils mit Papierstreifen verstärkt, insg. guter ZustandVersand D: 9,00 EUR Naturwissenschaften

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        Autograph Album Owned and Circulated By Kate Bowden at Georgetown Female Seminary, Scott County, Kentucky , 1850-51

      25 leaves filled out by mostly female students at Georgetown Female Seminary mostly signed. Original black leather with gilt stamped design on front and back covers. The Catalogue of the school from 1850-1852 notes that she is enrolled all three years. Additionally, signed by her female friends (mostly noted in the printed catalogue) such as Mollie H. Payne, Ellen Dunn, Bettie M. Craig, Mary H. Brown and some male students at the nearby college [very strict chaperone rules were exercised] some using the classical name Junius, others signing their names. One long poem in German (presumably from an instructor). The calligraphy is beautiful and the sentiments typical of the era. The school has Greek, The long deeply thought from Bettie Craig speaks of their secret vows, their attachment and while these may well have been innocent expressions of deep friendship in the 19th Century, they would certainly have been considered differently in the 21st century.

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        WÜRZBURG., Gesamtansicht, rechts der Main und die Marienburg (6,5 x 12,5 cm), dazu 3 weitere Ansichten: Universitäts-Gebäude, Residenz und Domstraße.

      4 Lithographien mit Tonplate bei Bonitas-Bauer, um 1850, je 6,5 x 12,5 cm. Die vier Ansichten jeweils einzeln in feiner Linienumrandung auf leichten, beigem Karton montiert. Aus einem Album. BAYERN, Franken

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        Broad-Way.

      1850. Litografia, finemente colorata a mano, mm 190x280, disegnata dal vero da August Köllner, litografata da Deroy e stampata da Cattier. Ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Lac de Trasimene

      1850. Litografia eseguita su soggetto di F. de Mercey, stampata da Lemercier, 236x360. Bella veduta animata da popolani in barca in primo piano ed un borgo a sinistra. Esemplare molto bello ad ampi margini, sebbene presenti alcune lievi fioriture della carta ed un lieve alone in alto.

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        Album of 96 watercolor drawings of German heraldry and armor

      [Great Britain 1850 - Manuscript index on single leaf, recto and verso, 2 leaves of coats-of-arms in watercolor and pencil, and 94 full-page watercolor and pencil drawings of figures in armor with heraldic shields, each captioned in pencil (a small number uncolored). Folio (400 x 315 mm). An extensive watercolor study of medieval German armor and heraldry, many of the drawings quite accomplished. A manuscript index and marginal captions identify the 94 drawings by family and many by specific historical person, e.g. Prince of Latour Taxis, George Fugger, Georg Pfister, Anthon Haintzlin, Hans Feisch, David Baumgartner, Christopher Relinger, etc. Recent half crimson morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt, black morocco label with black title label, with marbled boards. One leaf torn horizontally across blank margin, but sheets fresh and fine Manuscript index on single leaf, recto and verso, 2 leaves of coats-of-arms in watercolor and pencil, and 94 full-page watercolor and pencil drawings of figures in armor with heraldic shields, each captioned in pencil (a small number uncolored). Folio (400 x 315 mm)

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        Gesamtans.,.

      - Lithografie v. Waage b. Bermann Wien, 1850, 36 x 49,5 Nebehay-Wagner 892/3/7; aus der sehr seltenen bei J. Bermann erschienenen Serie "Ansichten der Oesterreichischen Monarchie, von den besten Meistern nach der Natur aufgenommen u. gestochen."; detailreiche und aufs äußerste genaue Darstellung von Mariazell, der Blick richtet sich von Süden auf die Stadt mit der Basilika in der Mitte, im Hintergrund der Ötscher; der Maler und Lithograf Carl Waage (1820 - nach 1885) wurde von seinen Zeitgenossen aufgrund seiner großen Genauigkeit in der topografischen Darstellung geschätzt und abgelehnt zugleich, so schreibt Wurzbach im Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums, LII p. 39: "Was nun die Ansichten dieses Lithographen betrifft, so sind dieselben die trockenste Wiedergabe der Wirklichkeit, ohne eine Hauch idealen Anschauens" breitrandig und gut erhalten, selten!

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        Souvenirblatt, Gesamtansicht umgeben von 20 Teilansichten, "Erinnerung an Neustrelitz".

      - getönte Lithographie ( Druck kön. lith. Inst. zu Berlin ) v. Tempeltey n. Stoll b. Bernasconi in Neutrelitz, um 1850, 36,5 x 49,5 Seltenes Souvenirblatt. Das Zentralbild zeigt Neustrelitz von der Nordwestseite. Die Randansichten zeigen Schützenhaus, Rathaus, Marstall, Schloß von der Gartenseite, Louisenstift, Gymnasium, Kaages Local, Kaserne, Karolinen Palais, Regierungsgebäude, Badehaus, Kornspeicher, Eingang zum Tiergarten, Schloß ( vordere Seite ), Apollotempel, Schauspielhaus, Orangenhaus, Sommerpalais, Stadtkirche, Kaserne.

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        Die Eis Rutschbahn bei Bellevue.

      - Lithographie n. u. v. Lütke ( Druck kön. lith. Institut z. Berlin ) b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1850, 25 x 37 Ernst, Berlin in der Druckgraphik, Lütke, Nr. 58. - Seltenes, zugleich sehr dek. Blatt, welches eine Winterbelustigung im Schloßgarten darstellt. Im Park zahlreiche Spaziergänger. Im Hintergrund das Schloß Bellevue.

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        Erinnerung an Berlin.

      - altgouachierte Lithographie n. u. v. Hülcker ( Druck L. Zoellner ) b. Zawitz in Berlin, um 1850, 36,5 x 53 Ernst, Hülcker, Nr. 1; Kiewitz 639. - Dek. und seltenes Souvenirblatt von Berlin. Mittig große Gesamtansicht von Kreuzberg ( 24 x 36 cm.) umgeben von 24 Teilansichten, darunter der Anhaltische Eisenbahnhof, Königspalais ( Kronprinzenpalais ), Prinz von Preussen's Palais ( Palais Kaiser Wilhelm ), Königl. Schloß, Palais Prinz Carl, Palais Prinz Albrecht, Potsdamer Eisenbahnhof, Königstädtisches Theater, Domkirche, Opernhaus, St. Hedwigskirche, Königl. Tierarznei - Schule, Stettiner Eisenbahnhof, Königl. Bauschule, Zeughaus, Brandenburger Tor, Königl. Bibliothek, Universität, Frankfurter Eisenbahnhof, Neue Wache, Deutscher Dom, Altes Museum, Friedrich Werdersche Kirche und Schauspielhaus. - Restaurierte Randeinrisse. Retouchierte Fehlstelle.

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM SAM HOUSTON TO HIS COUSIN, NARCISSA B. HAMILTON, IN EARLY 1850, DISCUSSING HIS FAMILY AND WASHINGTON, D.C. SOCIAL EVENTS]

      Washington, D.C., 1850. [8]pp., on two bifolia. Previously folded. Light staining and several separations to first bifolium. About very good. In a blue morocco box. An effusive and chatty letter from Sam Houston to his cousin, Narcissa B. Hamilton, in January, 1850, from Washington, D.C., during his time as a U.S. Senator. Houston had first met Hamilton, who was from Virginia, when he was in Washington to drum up support for Texas independence in 1834, and his return as a member of Congress allowed him to renew the correspondence. The letter discusses the state of his recent health, describes their children, and gives a humorous appraisal of the capital's social scene. At the outset of the letter, he briefly addresses the continuing effects of the shoulder wounds he received at San Jacinto, saying that, "You will perceive from my hand writing, that the wound in my shoulder has affected my nerves. I thank kind Heaven it is not the effect of age, for in your recollection, you have not seen me in so fine health at this time." The letter goes on affectionately to describe his children: "We have Master Sam, a lad in his seventh year, and his Mother says, 'he is all just such as she would wish him to be.' From this, you will suppose he resembles me. I think he does, in mind & person! Well then we have Nancy, in her fourth year, pretty much Houston only, that she is esteemed beautiful! Next comes Margaret Lea, now in her second year, said to be pretty, but resembles Sam, very much! In short we are greatly blessed in our children! I wish you could see them. You could see them, as [?] wish, as young Highlanders!" After ruminating further on family and health matters, Houston ends his letter with a brief description of social life in Washington: "You will not loose [sic] much by joining in the gayieties of the city this season, as I suppose tho I am not a competent judge, for I do not go to Theatres or Balls. I have attended a few Levees, and have found them extremely crowded. Indeed, they are more crowded than I have seen them, since the days of General Jackson! The demeanor of Mr. Fillmore & his family is very becoming, and makes the Levees agreeable . I see (as the saying is in Texas,) 'the Ladies dress to Kill.' It does seem to me that they dress badly to live! Mrs. Houston don't wear corsetts!!!" A jovial, familial letter from one of the founding fathers of Texas, full of personal detail.

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        Planisphère.

      1850 - Paris: Pelissier, c.1845. Outline colour. 310 x 410mm. A fine map of the world on Mercator's projection, with ornate engraved borders, with medallion allegories of the Four Seasons and vignettes of gods, goddesses, mythical figures, Adam and Eve, astrological symbols and animals. Under the map is a further vingette with Jesus seated on a throne with a cross in one hand. Around him can be seen Napoleon, Socrates, pyramids and a herm. It was published in one of the last decorative atlases, the 'Atlas Universel Illustré'.

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        Souvenirblatt. Gesamtans. umgeben von 14 Teilansichten, "Erinnerung an Oldenburg.".

      - Lithographie m. 2 Tonplatten v. Tempeltey n. F.A. Borchel b. H.L.J. Kraus in Bremen, um 1850, 39 x 53,5 Oldenburger Ansichten des 19. Jahrhunderts, Nr. 10 und 5 Abbildungen . - Sehr seltene und dekorative Ansicht. um das Mittelbild (Oldenburg von der Dorfschaft Donnerschwee) Ansichten von Elsfleth, Grosserzogl. Schloss, Brake, Palais Sr. K.H. des Erb-Grossherz., H. Geist-Thor, Peter.Friedr.Ludw. Hospital, Die Hohe Brücke, Varel, Grossherzogliche Sommerresidenz Rastede, Jever, Blick auf den Stau, Bibliothek, H. Geistkirchhof und Rathaus. Oben und unten außerhalb der Darstellung gering wasserrandig, sonst tadellos.

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        ALBUM OF 12 CHINESE GOUACHE PITH PAINTINGS OF CHINESE PUNISHMENTS

      No date, circa 1850.. Circa 1850, oblong red silk album still with original ties, approximately 360 x 250 mm, 14 x10 inches, 12 paintings of Chinese punishments with blue cloth borders and soft paper backing, 3 paintings have small damage to top inner corner and 1 to lower outer corner, not affecting images, 1 painting with a man holding a lantern has a closed split affecting image, running into his clothes, 60 mm (3 inches), cloth borders of some pictures creased, some corners creased, not affecting images, paintings slightly slipped from the cloth borders, binding has wear to spine with loss of silk, some small chips to covers touched up with matching colour, wear to edges of covers also touched up, silk lifting from boards, slight stain to lower cover, a few of the paper backing sheets have a few small repairs to edges and a few tiny chips, otherwise a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Costumi della Corte Pontificia.

      Roma, presso D'Atri, via del Corso N° 142, 1850 circa, cm. 7,8 x 11, legatura in mezza pelle verde con piatti in cartonato rigido con fregio e titolo dorato, leporello con frontespizio e 30 tavole colorate a mano.

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        Specimens of Polytype Ornaments Cast by J. & R. M. Wood, (Late S. & T. Sharwood,) 89, West Smithfield, London

      London: J. & R. M. Wood, [c. 1850]. 4to (280 x 220 mm), over 2000 blocks on 198 leaves, including title and index leaf leaves, all printed on rectos only, 6 folding (one torn with minor loss to image), some occasional light spotting, orig. half morocco, spine tooled in gilt, a little rubbed but a very good copy, title stamped on upper cover in gilt. The blocks are arranged in subjects, which include coats of arms, animals and birds, wagons and coaches, a wide range of sailing ships, trades, baker's labels, horse racing and other sports, agricultural subjects, railway trains, printing presses, fists, views of the Crystal Palace, other London buildings, scenery at home and abroad, miniature scripture history illustrations, three picture alphabets, tea and tobacco labels, borders, and other ornaments. Signed blocks include examples by Ebenezer Landells, Orrin Smith, T. S. Adeney, and others. "This unique collection was commenced by Messrs. Vizetelly and Branston, and considerably improved and extended by the late Richard Mason Wood, founder of the firm of Wood and Sharwoods, and further added to by the late Thomas Sharwood, from the sale of Messrs. Alexander Wilson & Son's Foundry, and one hundred new sheets just printed by Wood and Company. The cost of the original Engravings have exceeded the sum of Fifteen Thousand Pounds. This is not only the largest and most varied assortment in the world, but for practical utility, unequalled."—Introduction. Richard Austin, a punch-cutter, founded the Imperial Letter Foundry some time before 1819. Later he was followed by his son George Austin (as Austin & Son in 1824) who succeeded to the business. On the death of George, the foundry was acquired by Richard Mason Wood, who subsequently, in 1833, in partnership with Samuel and Thomas Sharwood, moved to 120, Aldersgate Street, under the name of the Austin Letter Foundry. On Wood's death in 1845 the firm became S. and T. Sharwood. According to Bigmore & Wyman "after the death of the last surviving member of the Sharwoods, Thomas, the foundry was thrown into Chancery. It subsequently passed to two sons [James and Richard Mason] of R. M. Wood. They removed it from Aldergate-street to 89, West Smithfield, and thence to Farringdon-road, and here carried on business besides as printers' brokers, manufactures of materials, also publishing the Typographic Advertiser." Not listed on Copac or OCLC; however, there appears to be a copy at St. Brides Library. Bigmore & Wyman, III, p.98; Reed & Johnson, pp. 352-54; Gray, Nineteenth Century Ornamented Typefaces, p. 169.

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        Gesamtansicht von Partenkirchen ('Partenkirchen im Baierschen Hochlande. - Pachtenkirchen dans la Baviere montagneuse. - Pachtkirchen in the High-Land of Bavaria.').

      - altkolorierte Lithographie b. A. Felgner in Berlin, um 1850, 30 x 37,5 Die lithographische Anstalt von A. Felgner war von 1844 bis ca. 1875 in Berlin tätig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Encyclopädie der gesammten theoretischen Naturwissenschaften in ihrer Anwendung auf die Landwirthschaft : umfassend Physik, anorganische Chemie, organische Chemie .; in drei Bänden komplett Bände 1-3 1: Physik, anorganische Chemie und Mineralogie 2: Organische Chemie, Meteorologie, Geognosie, Bodenkunde und Düngerlehre 3: Die Physiologie der Pflanzen und Thiere und Theorie der Pflanzencultur

      Vieweg Verlag, Braunschweig 1850 - 3 Leinenbände der Zeit, 8°, XVIII, 520 Seiten / XII, 557 Seiten / XII, 500 Seiten; mit zahlreichen Holzschnitten im Text; Zustand; Exemplar gestempelt, Einband mit Signaturetikett, Innengelenke teils mit Papierstreifen verstärkt, insg. guter Zustand de 2500 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Resumen Geográfico de España .

      Circa 1850. . - . . . 1 Vol. . 84 folios pp. Cuarto Apaisado. Plena Piel de época. . Atlas manuscrito original de España y de sus posesiones ultramarinas realizado hacia 1850. Contiene una primera parte introductoria de la geografía española. Los mapas estan dibujados y coloreados a tres y cuatro tintas con una minuciosa y rica información cartográfica. Cada demarcación contiene un texto explicativo bellamente caligrafiado en letra cursiva. Podria atribuirse a un original para ser impreso y estampado por la editoria madrileñal Gaspar y Roig, ya que los mapas de las Provincias Vascongadas estan duplicados con una estampación de dicha editorial. Bella encuadernación de época en plena piel con dorados en planos y cortes y bollones. Buen estado de conservación.

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        A collection documenting the early life of Samuel Clemens and his family in Iowa

      Various places, mainly Iowa, 1850 TWAIN IN LOVE IN IOWA. This unique collection of photographs, books, letters, and other objects is from the Creel family, Samuel Clemens's relations on his mother's side. One highlight of the collection is the charming ambrotype portrait of young Ella Creel, one of Sam's "favorite companions" and a "one-time sweetheart." The photograph dates to the time of that youthful flirtation, when Ella was in her teens and Sam was about twenty. In 1854 Sam Clemens's older brother Orion left Hannibal, Missouri and moved with his wife Mollie to her hometown, Keokuk, Iowa. They were accompanied by their widowed mother Jane, who had family in Iowa. Young Sam Clemens traveled east working as a printer and then came to Iowa. He worked on his brother's newspaper in Keokuk in 1855-56 before becoming an apprentice riverboat pilot. Later Orion and his wife moved away, but by 1874 they had returned, and their mother Jane moved to Keokuk as well. As a result, Twain had early and enduring ties to the area and its people. He referred to his Iowa relatives in his correspondence, and he visited Keokuk on a number of occasions throughout his life. The collection, which includes a number of otherwise unknown objects, comprises: 1. Mary Eleanor "Ella" Creel (1841-1894). Photograph portrait as a teenage girl. Ambrotype. Ella Creel was the daughter of Mary Ann Patterson and Robert Paxton Creel and thus was a distant cousin of Sam Clemens on his mother's side. In April 1859 Sam Clemens became a licensed riverboat pilot on the Mississippi between Keokuk, Iowa and New Orleans. He asked his mother and a friend to chaperone Ella Creel on a trip to New Orleans on a boat he piloted, proudly taking the three women on a tour of the city when they arrived. According to Twain's biographer Albert Bigelow Paine, Ella was one of Sam's "favorite companions" and a "one-time sweetheart." 2. Mary Eleanor "Ella" Creel (1841-1894). Photograph portrait as an adult. Ambrotype. 3. Mollie Clemens. Photograph portrait. Cabinet card albumen print. Mollie was the wife of Sam's brother Orion. 4. Charles Riffley. Photograph portrait. Cabinet card albumen print. Charles was the husband of Mollie Clemens's sister. 5. Robert Paxton Creel (1815-1883). Photograph portrait. Albumen print (6 x 8 in.). Inscribed by Creel on verso "For David C. Walker from his Grand Pa." Father of Sam Clemens's sweetheart Ella, Robert P. Creel was cousin of Samuel Clemens's mother Jane Lampton Clemens. Creel's father John married Polly Casey, a sister of Margaret Casey, who married Benjamin Lampton and was mother of Jane Lampton (later Clemens), the author's mother. Curiously, Robert Creel was succeeded in the Iowa state legislature in 1856 by a man named Tom Sawyer. It has been suggested that this is the source of the name of Twain's character. 6. Margaret Creel Scott. Photograph portrait. Cabinet card albumen print. Margaret was Ella Creel's sister. 7. Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad (1870). Signed by Ella Creel's brother Joseph. 8. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poetical Works (1867). Signed by Ella Creel's sister Abba. 9. Perrin, Fables (1839). Signed by Ella Creel's sister Abba. 10. Pamela Moffett (Sam Clemens's sister). Autograph letter signed to Jane Clemens (1877). In this chatty letter to their mother, Sam's sister discusses family matters, refers to Orion and Mollie (with whom Jane was living in Keokuk), and gives reading recommendations for her brother "Sammy." Pamela is said to have been the model for Tom's cousin Mary in Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. 11. Jane Clemens (Samuel Clemens's mother), signed napkin. Linen napkin or handkerchief with the ink signature of Jane Clemens. Jane was a major influence in Sam's life, and she figures in several of his books, most notably as Tom Sawyer's Aunt Polly. Provenance: a fine Clemens.

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        The Scarlet Letter

      Ticknor, Reed & Fields 1850 - First edition, first issue with March, 1850 ads and "reduplicate" for "repudiate" on line 20 of page 21; "characterss" page 41, line 5; "Chatechism" page 132, line 29; and "known of it" page 199, line 4. In a lovely polished calf binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with gilt tooling to spine, skillfully rebacked and bound with an extra title page and preface for the Second Edition at rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panorama von Berlin vom Kgl. Schlosse aus aufgenommen.

      - kol. Aquatinta v. Salathé n. Loeillot b. Reimans, um 1850, 20,5 x 108 Kiewitz 741; Ernst, Loeillot, Nr. 27. - Der Betrachter steht auf dem Dach des Schlosses. Der Blick reicht von der Jerusalemer Kirche bis zur Nikolaikirche, mittig der Lustgarten mit dem alten Museum. Im Hintergrund noch der Kreuzberg, Charlottenburg und andere "Vororte". Unter der Darstellung Erklärungen zu den wichtigen Gebäuden, teilweise mit Schriftverlust. - Alte Faltstellen restauriert.

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        Stadtplan, umgeben von 24 Teilansichten, "Erinnerung an Postdam".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Loeillot, Druck b. L. Zöllner b. Zawitz in Berlin, um 1850, 36,5 x 52 Mittig der Stadtplan ( 24,5 x 36 cm. lithographiert von Huchtemann.) - Die Randansichten zeigen: Marmorpalais, Belvedere in Glienicke, Ruinenberg, Pfaueninsel, Sanssouci, Obelisk und Eingang in Sanssouci, Schloß auf dem Babertsberg, Schloß Glienicke, Russ. Kirche, Partie in Charlottenhof, Neues Palais, Charlottenhof, Civil Cabinat, Neue Kammer, Sanssouci, Freundschaftstempel, Chin. Haus, Cummuns, Neptunsgrotte, Königl. Schloß, Neue Palais, Gärtners Wohnung in Charlottenhof, Rathaus, Hof in Glienicke. - Es gibt dieses Blatt - mit gleichem Titel - auch mit einer Gesamtansicht von Potsdam als Mittelbild.

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        Die Statistik als selbständige Wissenschaft. Zur Lösung des Wirrsals in der Theorie und Praxis dieser Wissenschaft. Zugleich ein Beitrag zu einer kritischen Geschichte der Statistik seit Achenwall.

      Kassel, Verlag der J. Luckhardt'schen Buchhandlung, 1850. - VII (1) 175 S., HLn., tls. stockfl. -- Braeuer 150. HdSW VI, 27. New Palgrave III, 55. WWE 1986, 208. - ". Privatdocenten der Staatswissenschaften und der Geschichte an der Universität zu Marburg d. z. beauftragter Lehrer für Gesch. und Statistik an der polytechnischen Schule zu Kassel." - ". antihistorische Emanzipation der modernen Statistik von der 'Staatenkunde' der Aufklärung. ." (Carl Brinkmann). ". an outstanding contribution to statistics ." (B. Schefold).-- [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panoramaansicht üb. d. Lahn, "Panorama von Ems".

      - Aquatinta v. Hürlimann n. Dielmann, um 1850, 16 x 81 Wohl eines der schönsten Panoramen von Bad Ems.

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