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        Les joyaux. Minéralogie des dames. - Les Parures. Histoire de la mode.

      Paris, Gonet, Martignon, Janet, 1850). ____ Edition originale et premier tirage. - Les joyaux : Le diamant aux mille facettes. L'émeraude et le corail. La topaze d'Ecosse. L'agate. ... Suivi de la Minéralogie des dames, qui donne des notions élémentaires sur les caractères et les espèces minéralogiques. - Les parures : la sieste. La mantille. La couronne. Le châle. La bague... Suivie d'une histoire de la mode. Exemplaire dont toutes les planches de Gavarnie ont été coloriées à l'époque et sont disposées dans des beaux encadrements découpés en dentelle. Quelques infimes rousseurs. Charnières fendillées. Très bel exemplaire, dans une reliure en maroquin signée de David. Grand-Carteret III, 461 : "La réunion des deux ouvrages avec les gravures à marges de dentelles est assez rare à rencontrer." *****. 2 volumes grand in-8. [256 x 170 mm] Collation : frontispice, 300 pp., 16 planches h.-t. / frontispice, 316 pp., 15 planches h.-t. Maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, encadrements dorés sur les plats, couvertures imprimées conservées., tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        ROM. "Ein Mittag in Rom (Ave Maria)". Blick vom Tiber auf Engelsbrücke und Petersdom, rechts die Engelsburg, im Vordergrund ein Boot mit einer Familie mit zwei Kindern und einem Mönch.

      - Altkol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Bülow nach G. Heidenreich, um 1850, 36,8 x 48,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVI, S. 263. - Der Berliner Maler (1819 - 1855) war 1853 in Rom. - Stimmungsvolle, romantische Ansicht in tadelloser Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        On the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat

      London: Richard and John E. Taylor, 1850. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS of Joule's most developed and complete account of the results of his famous "paddle-wheel" experiments; includes his most accurate determination of what would later be known as the "Joule." "Joule began work about 1845 on a fourth method for determining the mechanical value of heat. His latest efforts received a polite but unremarkable reception at the Cambridge meeting of the British Association. This time the experiments involved a paddle wheel placed in a can filled with water. Weights attached over pulleys working in opposite directions communicated motion to the paddle wheel. Joule argued that 'the force spent in revolving the paddle wheel produced a certain increment in the temperature of the water'..."Although Joule's work with the paddle wheel was largely ignored throughout the late 1840's, he continued to work on the experiments and in 1849 "Joule began work in the cellar of the brewery on a fresh set of results (yielding a mechanical equivalent of 772) which Faraday communicated to the Royal Society on 21 June 1849. In 1850 'On the mechanical equivalent of heat' appeared in the Philosophical Transactions; Joule was elected FRS in June of the same year" (Dictionary of National Biography).IN: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society... for the Year 1850, Part I, pp. 61-82. London: Richard and John E. Taylor, 1850. Quarto, original wrappers; custom box. Some toning to wrappers, rubbing and chipping to spine, joints reinforced; text extremely clean and largely unopened. Scarce in wrappers. Very Good.

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        L.a.f. indirizzata a ''Ma chère Joséphine'' (Giuseppina Pellico), s.l. 20 décembre 1850

      1850. 4 pp. in-8, sulla quarta pagina invio a Madamigella Giuseppina Pellico - Chieri. Affettuosa e spiritosa lettera in francese indirizzata da Pellico negli ultimi anni della sua vita alla sorella .Nei giorni che precedono immediatamente il Natale del 1850 il celebre scrittore scherza sull'eventualità che la sorella compri un suo ritratto da appendere in camera e su una serie di cose divertenti che vorrebbe fare ''au galop''. Curiosa e divertente lettera che apre uno scenario privato e intimo dei rapporti con la sorella Giuseppina. ''.. ma chère, je ne saurais te dire si l'on trouve chez quelque libraire mon portrait; je désire que personne ne prenne cette sotte figure, comme capable d'orner. Cela peut se pardonner dans la chambre d'une soeur et c'est tout au plus. - Ces jours-ci je t'écris au galop, je te charge de saluer la maison Davino au galopet, je t'embrasse au galop..''. In perfetto stato. PELLICO, Silvio (Saluzzo 1789-Torino 1854), illustre patriota, poeta e scrittore, autore delle celeberrime ''Le mie prigioni'', opera che, come disse Balbo, costò all'Austria ben più di una battaglia perduta.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        Carta Statistica e Postale dell'Italia.

      Milano, presso Ferd. O. Artaria e figlio, 1850. Carta geografica dell'Italia incisa in rame e con i confini colorati a mano coevamente segmentata e intelata come all'origine. Dimensioni aperta (mm 900x 795) Qualche macchia d'inchiostro e lieve fioritura. Forellini da affissione nel mezzo e negli angoli del margine superiore ed inferiore. Peraltro, di buona conservazione. Bella carta di grande formato e decorativa, il titolo è in alto a destra mentre in basso a destra legenda con spiegazione dei segni e scale. 5026

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        Reviews of the Waverley novels from the Rob Roy to the chronicles of the Canongate inclusive, with some miscellanous articles

      Edition originale de cette réunion d'articles.binding en plein maroquin à grain long havane, spine à quatre fins nerfs sertis de guirlandes dorées orné de motifs typographiques estampés à froid, mention dorée "bibliothèque de Michel Chevalier" en queue du spine, pièce de titre de maroquin marron chocolat, encadrement d'un filet doré sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de papier marron, encadrement d'une dentelle estampée à froid sur les contreplats, lisérés estampés à froid sur les coupes, tranches marron, élégante binding anglaise de l'époque.Précieux et rare envoi autographe signé du grand économiste William Nassau senior à l'économiste français Michel Chevalier.Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Michel Chevalier avec son ex-libris encollé sur un contreplat.Bel exemplaire parfaautograph dedication of the authorent établi dans une binding anglaise de l'époque. In The Quarterly Review & The London review London s.d. (circa 1850) 13,5x21,5cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        \"Neustadt an der Aisch (Mittelfranken)\". Gesamtansicht, rechts ein Reiter, links Bäuerin mit zwei Ziegen.

       Lithographie mit Tonplatte von E. Waldau nach Muller, gedruckt bei G.P. Buchner, um 1850, 19,5 x 35 cm. Sehr seltene Ansicht in tadelloser Erhaltung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Franken

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        The Book Of The Salmon: In Two Parts

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans,, London: 1850 - Very good- in 3/4 green leather (calf) and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with printer's devices in four of the compartments and the two remaining compartments are missing the gilt title labels. The end sheets match the marbled paper on the boards. A 16mo measuring 6 3/4 by 4 1/8 inches with a 3/4 inch closed tear to the leather at the upper edge of the front joint, much of the printer's devices on the spine have been lost and the leather on the spine has darkened considerably from its original light green color. There is a prior owner's book plate on the front paste down. 242 pages of text illustrated with a hand-colored frontispiece and eight plates, seven of which are of hand-colored of salmon-flies and salmon-fry. This title consists of two parts. Part I contains: "The theory, principles, and practice of fly-fishing for salmon; with lists of salmon-flies for every good river in the empire." Part II contains: "The natural history of the salmon, all its known habits described, and the best way of artificially breeding it explained." In an elegant binding by J. Larkins. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Phantom World; or, The philosophy of spirits, apparitions, &c. Edited with an introduction and notes by the Rev. Henry Christmas. 2 vols.

      Richard Bentley. 1850 Orig. purple vertical wavy-grained cloth by Edmonds [& Remnants] (label partially removed), blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; sl. faded, some very minor marking. A v.g. copy.Augustine Calmet's classic work was first published in 1746. It examines European supernatural tales and beliefs from the stance of the scientific enquirer seeking to discover the truth behind the stories of 'disembodied souls', angels, magic, apparitions, vampires, witchcraft and demons.

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        CARTA POSTALE DEI QUATTRO LAGHI

      1850. Rara carta postale dei laghi lombardi nel primo stato di due, applicata su tela a stacchi. La mappa è incorniciata da una serie di 18 vedutine (mm 67x93) incise all'acquatinta, raffiguranti località del lago Maggiore e Como: Lecco, Domaso, Cadenabbia, Borgo Bellaggio, Villa Melzi, Villa Sanazaro a Blevio, Gravedona, Borgo Vico, Villa Tanzi presso Torno, Villa d'Este, Villa Sommariva, Pliniana, Palanza, Canobbio, Intra, Villa detta La Torre, Luino, Isola Bella. La stessa lastra venne poi ristampata successivamente, con modifiche ed aggiornamenti, da Francesco Pagnoni. Ottima conservazione

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        Political Economy. Encyclopedia Metropolitana: or, System of Universal Knowledge: On a methodical Plan projected by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. First Divison, Pure Sciences. Second Edition, Revised.

      London, published by John Joseph Griffin & Co., 1850. - 15 (1) S. Prospectus, VIII 231 S., 8 S. Anz., spät. HLn., bestoßen, tls. Anstr. -- ". His writings on economic theory consisted of an article in the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana, afterwards separately published as "An Outline of the Science of Political Economy" ."-- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue Générale de Rome

      1850. Rara e bella veduta panoramica di Roma, presa dal Gianicolo pubblicata da Dusacq a Parigi verso la metà del XIX secolo. Litografia tinta, finemente colorata in epoca, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Non descritta dalla letteratura. Rare panoramic large view of Rome, published by Dusacq, Paris. Tinted lithograph, with fine original colour, in very good condition. Undescribed by the literature. Parigi Paris 600 421

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        GÖRLITZ., "Görlitz aufgenommen vom Bergschlößchen". Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe aus.

      Altkol. Lithographie von E.W. Knippel, Schmiedeberg, um 1850, 27 x 41 cm. Prächtige Gesamtansicht mit breitem Rand. Sachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt

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        Souvenir d'une promenade a Versailles.

      au Bureau des Galeries Historiques de Versailles, 1850. One of several works with the identical title but from different publishers and with different contents! The present volume contains engravings after paintings in the palace's "Galeries Historiques": the engravers include Leroux, Masson, Thomas, Nargoot, Rebel, Frilley, and many others. Curiously, many engravings bear a faint line of identification reading "Diagraphe et Pantographe Gavard" and they have non-sequential numbering, meaning the images from this source could be and were recombined to form a wide variety of souvenir albums. In this copy all plates are guarded by sheets of heavy paper stock. Binding: In the style of a percaline mosaïquée, but the gilt and mosaic are applied to a textured pebbled cloth. Spine gilt extra with added "mosaic" of green, white, red and blue. Front cover with a blind-stamped border incorporating elegant corner-pieces; within this, "Souvenir de Versailles" gilt-stamped in an arc above a large on-laid crowned coat of arms flanked by banners and flags, this embellished in gilt with rich use of blue, white, red, blue, and green. Rear cover with similar blind-stamped border and a different large gilt-stamped center device strikingly incorporating an on-lay of blue stamped in gilt with a military medal. All edges gilt.

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        Sammlung von Ansichten längs der k. k. Staats Eisenbahn durch Steyermark von Gratz bis Gloggnitz (Gratz bis Laibach) nach der Natur gez. & lith. von Jos. Kuwasseg. 2 in einem Band.

      Graz, Heribert Lampel, o. J. (um 1850). - Erste Ausgabe. - Abgesehen vom Titelblatt des zweiten Teiles (dieses in Kopie beigebunden) vollständige Serie der sogenannten „Steirischen Eisenbahn-Suite". - „Als die 96 Ansichten [.] gedruckt wurden, war diese Eisenbahnlinie erst wenige Jahre alt. Am 21. Oktober 1855 hatte der Erzherzog [Johann] die Teilstrecke Mürzzuschlag - Graz feierlich eröffnet, schon zehn Jahre später war die Strecke von Wien bis Triest befahrbar. Kuwasseg sollte nun den steirischen Teil dieser Bahnstrecke dokumentieren. Jeweils von Graz ausgehend sollten die Ansichten der Städte, Märkte, Dörfer, Schlösser und Gutshöfe wiedergegeben werden, die sich rechts und links von der Bahnlinie befanden [.]" (H. Hiebl). - Obwohl der zweite Band die Ansichten von Graz bis Laibach ankündigt, sind diese jedoch nur für das Gebiet des heutigen Österreich erschienen (bis Spielfeld). - Titel u. die Tafeln (1-56) des ersten Bandes bis an die Einfassungslinie bzw. die Ortsbezeichnung beschnitten u. auf Untersatzpapier montiert. Unterschiedlich stock- bzw. braunfleckig. - Beiliegend ein älteres handschriftl. Inhaltsverzeichnis (3 S. in 4°). - Nebehay/W. 347; Schlossar 100; Neuner 963. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Qu.-Gr.-8°. Mit einem lithogr. Titelblatt u. 96 getönt. lithogr. Ansichten. Späterer HLdr.-Bd. m. goldgepr. Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        (Salzburg) - Gaisberg.

      Salzburg, J. Schoen, o.J. [um 1850] Altkolorierte Lithographie. ca. 21,5 x 27 cm. Gerahmt, mit entspiegeltem Glas. N/W 502.32. Aus: Pezolt, Georg: Salzburg und seine Angrenzungen... - Beschriftung in Deutsch, Englisch u. Französisch. - Leichte Gbrsp., etw. stockfleckig. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Salis

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        Der Krieg in Schleswig 1848 [Ledereinband] [Jan 01, 1850] F.von Alten

      [Ledereinband] [Jan 01, 1850] Name im Buch,Buchdeckel innen befleckt, eine RaritÃt, Nach officiellen Quellen von F.Von Alten.mit 1 Karte von Schleswig und PlÃnen.

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        PERSONAL ADVENTURES IN UPPER AND LOWER CALIFORNIA, in 1848-49; with the Author's Experience at the Mines. Illustrated by Twenty-three Drawings, Taken on the Spot. Two volume set.

      William Shoberl, London 1850 - Two volume set. Leather spines and marbled paper-covered boards with cloth corners has moderate wear; protected in archival mylar. Complete with 23 plates including two lithographs. Title page of first volume has tear from bottom affecting the date and part of the publisher's imprint. One endpaper is lacking. There is scattered staining and soiling. Library name impressed on the bottom of the spine leather with no additional markings. Vol I: viii, 347 pages. Vol. II: [ii], 413 pages. Howes R558; Wheat Gold Rush 173; Cowan Pac West: "The charming narrative of an artist and bohemian who left unrecorded but little that he saw. His descriptions are among the best of the period." First edition. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Personal Adventures in Upper and Lower California in 1848-9; with the Author's Experiences At the Mines. Illustrated by Twenty-Three Drawings, Taken on the Spot. Vol. I and II.

      London: William Shoberl. Good. 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. Marbled boards with quarter leather binding, and title gilt on spine. Vol I 347pp. Vol II 413pp. Condition of both volumes: spine is lightly worn and top and bottom edges are fraying. All edges and corners are heavily worn. Edges have medium to heavy soiling. Corners are chipped. Previous owner's bookplate and light pencil marginalia on front pastedown. Throughout text block there is light foxing and soiling. All 23 plates (in Volumes I and II) are present and backed in cloth. All have medium to heavy foxing. Frontispieces of San Francisco (Vol I) and the Stanislaus Mine (Vol II). This is the account of William Redmond Ryan, an Englishman who enlisted in an American regiment bound for California. It chronicles his journey to California, military life, the rush to the gold mines, and his personal journey to the Stanislaus Mine. After trying his hand at mining, he journeys to Stockton, Sacramento, Monterey, and San Francisco. Eventually he journeys East via Panama. Howes R-558. Sabin 74532. Graff 3626. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

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        Naval Tactics and Trials of Sailing; illustrated by diagrams of the several evolutions.

      London: Charles Wilson (at the Navigation Warehouse and Naval Academy), 1850. Quarto, with seven plates (five folding), and many illustrations in the text, many highlighted in red and blue; original green cloth, gilt. First edition of this important study of naval tactics by the experienced mariner George Biddlecombe, RN. In this work Biddlecombe provides a substantial and detailed review of British naval tactics at mid-century, and his work was much studied at the time (although it came to be criticized for its overly cautious and mechanistic approach). For several years Biddlecombe served as master of the St Vincent, which bore Admiral Sir Charles Napier's flag from 1847 to 1849, and it is this 120-gun vessel that is depicted under sail as the frontispiece. By the time he wrote this work Biddlecombe was safely ensconced as the master of Her Majesty's Yacht Victoria and Albert, but few officers had seen more active service in their career. He served on the famous HMS Blonde and was part of the rescue of HMS Challenger off the coast of Chile in June 1835 (so ably described by another participant, FitzRoy of the Beagle). In his later career he reconnoitred many parts of the Baltic, and was influential in the region until he took up the position of assistant master attendant at Keyham yard, Devonport, in 1855, being promoted to master attendant of Woolwich yard in 1864. He was knighted by the queen at Windsor on 26 June 1873 and received a Greenwich Hospital pension soon afterwards.This work is not commonly seen, especially in such handsome condition. With the armorial bookplate of Sir Robert T. Tempest of York. Occasional light spotting, one plate browned; cloth slightly rubbed, a good copy.

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        Photographie sur papier, moyen d'obtenie l'image a la chambre noire sur papier." Comptes Rendus des Seances de l'Academie des Sciences, volume 30, no 21, 1850

      Bachelier, Imprimeur-Libraire 1850 - Blanquart-Evrard, Louis D. "Photographie sur papier, moyen d'obtenie l'image a la chambre noire sur papier." A weekly issue removed from larger bound volumes of the Comptes Rendus des Seances de l'Academie des Sciences, volume 30, no 21, 1850, pp.663-665 in the weekly issue of pp (637)-672, and offered in the scarce original pink printed wrappers (both of which are present but detached). Crisp copy, though the wrapper covers are a little frail. +++ Helmut Gernsheim ("History of Photography") notes that this publications by Blancquart-Evrard (1802-1872) "marked the beginning of a new era of photography" by introducing a "very considerable improvement of Talbot's calotype process". The calotype process offered very contrasty images and were lacking in half-tone sensibilities; "the paper ("wet process") approach by Blancquart-Evrard, which provided a (paper) surface impregnated with silver nitrate [and therefore much more light-sensitive, rather than the standardized practice of brushing on the silver solution], was much more able to reveal tone and detail". This paper would be followed by another in 1851 in the "Comptes Rendus" and then by the publication of his influential book, Traite photographie sur papier, also in 1851. "In the field of photography we are indepted to Blanquart-Evrard for many improvements,in particular for having introduced the developing process of iodide bromide (or silver chloride) paper by gallic acid as a rapid printing process for producing large editions of silver prints."--"History of Photography", Josef Maria Eder, pg 328.(See also "The Albumen & Salted Paper Book: The History and Practice of Photographic Printing 1840/1895", James M. Reilly.) It is in the last two short paragraphs of this paper that we arrive at the preparation of teh paper with albumin--this the famous invention of Blanquart-Evrard (as recognized in Beaumont Newhall, "History of Photography", pg 60) and which would revolutionize the practice of photography for its depth, and quick exposure and development times, and which would become the most commonly used printing material. (See also "A Concise History of Photography", by Helmut Gernsheim, pg 16, in discussing the composition of the paper; also, Brian Coe, "The Birth of Photography', page 35 and 136.) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Diary of a Physician in California; Being the Results of Actual Experience, Including Notes of the Journey by Land and Water, and Observations on the Climate, Soil, Resources of the Country, etc.

      D. Appleton & Co., New York 1850 - 8vo., 3/4 leather and marbled bds. Spine with 4 raised bands and gold imprinted label, in very good condition. Leather corners of bds severely rubbed, edges less so. All edges speckled. Mild rubbing to rear bd. Inner hinges look sl. pulled, but still tight. Residue of old bookplate on ft. pastedown, mostly rubbed off. Old tape repairs to eps. Title pg. has perf. stamp of Springfield Library above title as well as a small blind embossed stamp. Some rubbing to outlside margin of title pg. with loss of a 1x5 cm. strip at lower outer corner, well removed from print. Perforated stamp repeated at very top of pages 7/8, 57/58. No card pocket or residue. Very mild spotty foxing, never obscuring text. Occas. slight finger soiling to margins. pp. 92., lacks 4 adverts. The author arrived in gold rush California in 1849, having sailed from Baltimore. He relates details of the journey and of the state of health in mining country. He became ill for a while, himself, and makes many observations of the health and disabilities of the miners. He gives medical advice for persons considering emigration to California. Despite its ex lib state, this is a very nice copy of an exceedingly scarce work. Howes T-451, Cowan I-p.235, Cowan II-p.648, Decker 28:298, Streeter Sale 2656, Sabin 97640, Eberstadt 138:107-108. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Napoleon - Le Roi de Rome

      1850. Matrice originale incisa all'acquaforte databile alla metà del XIX secolo. Affascinante poter vedere il lavoro inciso direttamente sulla lastra e poterne valutare i differenti tratteggi. La lastra si presenta in ottime condizioni ed ancora utilizzabili per la stampa calcografica.Ne è stata tirata una copia che alleghiamo alla lastra

      [Bookseller: Libreria Trippini Sergio]
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        The City of Funchal Madeira

      

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        Borneo Remarks on a Recent Naval Execution

      

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        Ces amours d'enfans - Joies et douceurs de la paternité

      First edition of this series of sixteen lithographs by Daumier, Belin, Platel and Plattier heightened with watercolors, gummed and mounted on guards, taken from the Croquis d'expression [Expressive sketches] published in Charivari in 1838-1839.Later half black morocco over cloth boards, the spine with four large blindtooled fillets with a very discreet tear, endpapers and guards of white moiré cloth. Illustrated upper cover with a few discreet repairs preserved.A few plates very lightly soiled. Chez Aubert & Cie Paris 1850 25x16,5cm relié

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        Bordeaux, ses environs et ses vins, classés par ordre de mérite.

      Bordeaux, Féret fils, 1850. ____ Edition originale rarissime. On sait la fortune éditoriale de ce "Guide de l'étranger à Bordeaux et en Gironde", devenu le manuel de référence des vins de Bordeaux, sans cesse réédité jusqu'à nos jours. Illustré par 4 gravures à l'aquateinte et un plan sur double-page. Simon 95. *****. In-12. Collation : frontispice, (4), 319 pp, 4 gravures, 1 plan. Demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs orné. (Relié vers 1870.).

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        The Laughable Game of WHAT D'YE BUY? For large and small parties. By Professor Punch.

      Comprising of, 12 finely hand-coloured engraved cards illustrating a variety of trades; 72 letterpress cards; a 12 page book of explanation; all contained in the original wooden box with a sliding lid bearing a hand-coloured pictorial label. Couple of scratches to box lid, else in fine condition.

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        The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles in Hindustání.Calcutta (Kolkata), The Bible Translation Society, American and Foreign Bible Society, 1850. 12mo. With the title in Hindustani (Urdu) and English, and the text in Urdu only. The pages procede from right to left like a normal book in Arabic type. Set in 2 sizes of Arabic type with the English title in roman capitals. Contemporary dark brown cloth.

      - Wesleyan Missionary notices, VIII (London, 1850), p. 199 (this edition?); WorldCat (2 copies). Rare Gospel of St Luke and Acts of the Apostles in the Hindustani (Urdu) language, in the Arabic script, printed by and for the Protestant Bible and missionary societies for free distribution in southern India. While India probably had more than 100,000 Urdu speakers at this date, few could read, so the book was published in an edition of 1500 copies (the edition size, with the year 1849, is printed at the foot of the first page of the main text: it was probably printed toward the end of 1849 for distribution in 1850, the year in the imprint).With a bookplate and an embossed stamp on the title-page and last leaf. Very slightly browned, but in very good condition. The binding cloth is cracked at the hinge, but otherwise good. A rare Urdu missionary Bible text, in Arabic type.

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        Pfeife rauchender Herr. Bleistiftzeichnung mit Tusche laviert.

       Um 1850. Unten rechts signiert (Stempelsignatur). Auf Zeichenpapier. 16 x 10,3 cm. Bildhaft ausgeführtes Schulterstück im Dreiviertelprofil mit Bleistift. Der Herr ist mit der für Süddeutschland typischen langen Tabakspfeife dargestellt. Carl Steffeck studiert an der Berliner Akademie bei Franz Krüger. Er wird vor allem für seine Historienbilder und Bildnisse geschätzt und ist ein vorzüglicher Zeichner. Wohl vom Künstler auf Unterlage montiert und mit Bleistift eingefasst. - Wenige Braunfleckchen. Am Oberrand Spuren vom Deckweiß der übermalten Unterlagepappe. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Steffeck, Berlin, Portrait, Porträt, 19. Jahrhundert

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        The Natural History of Birds.

      Concord: New Hampshire, Merrill, circa, 1850. Duodecimo, with twelve wood-engravings; original pictorial wrappers, crudely sewn at spine, presentation inscription from a teacher to a student on verso of cover. Rare American children's natural history primer, including a lyrebird. Each of the ten birds is fully described and illustrated with naïve word blocks. "The Lyre Bird of New Holland" is pictured with a description of its appearance, habits and song, "This singular bird lives almost wholly on the ground, like our common poultry... The inhabitants of New Holland even call it the mountain pheasant. Its voice is far more melodious than either the bird of paradise or any domestic fowls...".The heading on the front wrapper reads "Museum of Natural History", indicating that it was evidently part of a series by this publisher. Early ephemeral books for children rarely survive, and this one with an Australian reference is not known to Ferguson. Some tears at gutter and at foot of a couple of leaves, dusted, some foxing and stains.

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        MÜNCHEN., "München vom Gasteig" und "München von der Menterschweige". Zwei Gesamtansichten (je ca. 8 x 10,5 cm) nebeneinander, darunter zwei Ansichten vom Wittelsbacher Palast und vom Königsbau der Residenz, umgeben von 12 weiteren Ansichten Münchner Sehenswürdigkeiten.

      Stahlstich bei F. Gypen, um 1850, 34 x 41 cm. Lentner 1130 Slg. Proebst 161. - Die fein in Stahl gestochenen Ansichten sind auf Chinapapier in lithographierte, ornamentale und figürliche Linienumrandungen gedruckt. Die Teilansichten zeigen: Hoftheater, Glyptothek, Alte Pinakothek, Residenz, Auer Kirche, Dom, Ludwigskirche, Theatinerkirche, Universität, Basilika, Allerheiligenhofkirche und Kunstausstellungsgebäude. - Rechts etwas knapprandig. - Sehr seltenes Souvenirblatt. BAYERN, München, Oberbayern, Stahlstich

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        MÜNCHEN. "München vom Gasteig" und "München von der Menterschweige". Zwei Gesamtansichten (je ca. 8 x 10,5 cm) nebeneinander, darunter zwei Ansichten vom Wittelsbacher Palast und vom Königsbau der Residenz, umgeben von 12 weiteren Ansichten Münchner Sehenswürdigkeiten.

      - Stahlstich bei F. Gypen, um 1850, 34 x 41 cm. Lentner 1130; Slg. Proebst 161. - Die fein in Stahl gestochenen Ansichten sind auf Chinapapier in lithographierte, ornamentale und figürliche Linienumrandungen gedruckt. Die Teilansichten zeigen: Hoftheater, Glyptothek, Alte Pinakothek, Residenz, Auer Kirche, Dom, Ludwigskirche, Theatinerkirche, Universität, Basilika, Allerheiligenhofkirche und Kunstausstellungsgebäude. - Rechts etwas knapprandig. - Sehr seltenes Souvenirblatt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Set of letter blocks.

      England: circa 1800-, 1850. Alphabet set of 179 pieces of bone, each approx. 15 x 18 mm., letters incised and filled in with black ink by hand; original cedar box with 18 internal compartments and a sliding lid, 256 x 153 mm. A fine, early alphabet set, consisting of rectangular bone letter tiles in a well made wooden box; used in education and for drawing-room word games. Fine.

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        French alphabet panorama of twenty-four panels, each bearing a hand-coloured lithograph depicting a military costume.

      Original upper cover with the panel for 'Z' mounted as issued; lower panel replaced. Extended: 173 cm. Folded into covers: 14.2 x 8.4 cm. Three panels with restored tears; else very good.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Mügeln. - Souvenierblatt. - Schmid. - "Mügeln gegen Westen und seine Hauptgebäude".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Lithografie / Kreidelithografie, alt koloriert, um 1850. Von H. Schmid. 37,5 x 53,6 cm (Darstellung) / 43,5 x 60,5 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert. Ebenso im unteren Rand Titel und Stadtwappen. Die einzelnen Darstellung jeweils bezeichnet - so die Stadtkirche, das Pastorat, die Knaben bzw. Mädchenschule, das Schiesshaus, die Gottesackerkirche usw. Verlegeradresse von C.A. Schurig in Mügeln. - Mehrere Einriss im Blattrand fachmännig restauriert - marginale bis keine Auswirkung auf die Darstellung. Rechte untere Ecke abgeknickt. Sonst guter Erhaltungszustand. H. Schmid (19. Jh.). Deutscher Lithograf. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: GALERIE HIMMEL]
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        Le Magasin de Meubles. No. 6. Album complet de sieges. Contenant 400 modeles varies de tous styles et dans tous les genres. Dessines en perspective, d apres execution dans les fabriques de Paris.

      Paris, Quetin, no date, around 1850. - oblong-4°, circa 19,5 x 29 cm. "Title with border, 114 lith. plates with some 400 pieces of furniture (plates numbered 1-90 with 24 "bis"-plates)" Contemporary green half-calf Rare self-contained volume of Quetins collections of furniture - here the large display of 400 different chairs with some stools, couches, rockers, deck-chairs and armchairs. Samples in different styles from Louis XV to quite modern pieces that remind of the Thonet design. In between some exotic examples and many different sizes and forms, all without seat covers, showing only the construction form. "- Few plates with older annotations in pencil about covers, mostly clean, a little rubbed, altogether nice.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
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        Praktische Naturgeschichte der Vögel. Für Gebildete aller Stände. Text- und Tafelband.

      Mit in Stahl gestochenen und naturgetreu colorirten Abbildungen auf 89 Tafeln, (komplett), Leipzig, Verlag von Gebhardt & Reisland, 1850, (2 Blätter), 740 Seiten und 89 Tafeln, 26,5x18,5, Original-Halblederbände mit Rückentitel, Innengelenke aufgeplatzt, bei beiden Bänden Name und Jahreszahl 1869 auf Vorsatz, Rücken etwas beschabt, Textband fast durchgehend leicht stockfleckig, Tafelband: Vorsatz mit kleinem Randeinriß, Tafel 48 fast lose, Innengelenke aufgeplatzt, sonst nur geringe Gebrauchs- und Alterungsspuren, zusammen 2 Bände

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ingrid Degutsch]
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        Praktische Naturgeschichte der Vögel (Text & Tafelband).

      Leipzig, Gebhardt & Reisland, 1850. - Mit 89 kolorierten lithographischen Tafeln (nummeriert 1 bis 80 incl. 21 und 21a), 740 Seiten, Halblederbände der Zeit, 26,5 x 19,5 cm, Einbände leicht berieben, der Textband unterschiedlich stockfleckig, der Tafelband teils etwas stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        The Law Relating to Transactions on the Stock Exchange

      Only edition of a work written on the eve of the dramatic half-century transforming the London Stock Exchange, expanding its transactions beyond government and railway securities to commercial and industrial stocks safeguarded by limited liability. Original cloth, neatly rebacked, printed paper label, some browning and general wear, else a good copy; with a 16 page Butterworth catalogue appended. Henry Butterworth, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1850.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Report from the Secretary of War, Communicating the report and map of the route from Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, made by Lieutenant Simpson

      Washington 1850 - Slender 8vo. Half dk. blue leather and marbled bds. Bright gold title on spine with date. Hinges tight, no wear evident. This publication consists of 25 pages of text and 4 fold-out maps at rear. The maps are fine, no tears and no marks. They appear to be folded on the original fold lines and look like they have never been opened. Likewise, the text, aside from a tiny ink notation on the first pg. looks almost new. Only very mild age toning. This is an extremely scarce map set in near fine to fine condition. Howes S-500; Graff 3790; Rader 3273; Wheat #640, p.286, vol. 3; Wagner-Camp 192. 1st, US Senate, 31st Congress, 1st Session, Ex. Doc. No. 12 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, From This World To That Which Is To Come. Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream. Wherein is Discovered the Manner of HIs Setting Out, His Dangerous Journey, and Safe Arrival at the Desired Country. With a Memoir of the Author by George Cheever, D.D.

      1st edition thus (BMC 1113.c.34). Not in the Arents Collection, nor listed in the 1922 Corder Auction catalogue. London: David Bogue, 1850. 12 Parts, with Part XII being a double number. Illustrated with wood engravings by the Dalziels after designs by William Harvey, including frontis of Bunyan. The portrait of the author is taken from the original drawing by R. White, in the British Museum. 8vo. 8" x 5-1/8" Parts - some dust soiling to wrappers, with I & XII showing a bit of wear at the spine ends. Overall, Very Good Plus. Chemise & slipcase - Very Good.

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        Les joyaux. Minéralogie des dames. - Les Parures. Histoire de la mode.

      Paris, Gonet, Martignon, Janet, 1850). ____ Edition originale et premier tirage. - Les joyaux : Le diamant aux mille facettes. L'émeraude et le corail. La topaze d'Ecosse. L'agate. ... Suivi de la Minéralogie des dames, qui donne des notions élémentaires sur les caractères et les espèces minéralogiques. - Les parures : la sieste. La mantille. La couronne. Le châle. La bague... Suivie d'une histoire de la mode. Exemplaire dont toutes les planches de Gavarnie ont été coloriées à l'époque et sont disposées dans des beaux encadrements découpés en dentelle. Quelques infimes rousseurs. Charnières fendillées. Très bel exemplaire, dans une reliure en maroquin signée de David. Grand-Carteret III, 461 : "La réunion des deux ouvrages avec les gravures à marges de dentelles est assez rare à rencontrer." *****. 2 volumes grand in-8. [256 x 170 mm] Collation : frontispice, 300 pp., 16 planches h.-t. / frontispice, 316 pp., 15 planches h.-t. Maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, encadrements dorés sur les plats, couvertures imprimées conservées., tranches dorées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Le chariot d'enfant

      D. Giraud & J. Dagneau. First edition, printed 500 copies of the French translation of this Indian tale established by Gerard de Nerval and Gustave Mery on current paper, he would have been fired only two colored paper in large sheets. Bound in half roan raspberry, flat spine decorated with typographic designs and quintuple gilt, slightly rubbed boards containing small missing paper, lower corner slightly rubbed, contemporary binding. Some minor foxing. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! D. Giraud & J. Dagneau Paris 1850 11x18cm relié

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        Eleven chromolithographs of fruit and flowers from "Fruits from the Garden and Field."

      London. [ 1850]. Each plate 10 x 7 inches. Plates have overall light foxing; the peach has discoloration at the top left of the sheet. Loosely laid into the original elaborately embossed leather binding which has been mended with a soft brown leather spine. Sold as a group of plates. This is a group of 11 of the 12 plates that were published in Fruits from the Garden and Field. As one would expect with a work associated with Owen Jones, the chromolithography is of an extremely high quality, including the use of gold lettering. These are naturalistic treatments of plants, as opposed to the decorative design of much of Jones work, but pattern is an important part of the image. Each plant is associated with a quality or sentiment, which is elegantly but lightly lettered in gold (and sometimes a little hard to read). The fruits and flowers are: apple (utility); pomegranate (hard to make out - amb..?); wheat and hops (strength & wealth); blackberries and other red berries (charity); strawberries (kisses); grapes (hospitality); hazelnuts? and grain (retrospection); cherries (smiles); mulberries? (tears); peach (sensibility?); apricots (independence).

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        The scarlet letter : a romance

      First Printing Boston Ticknor, Reed, and Fields 1850 First Edition, only printing, with contents on pp. iii-iv, no preface, publisher's advertisements dated March 1, 1850 (according to Clark, "Dates on ads have no bibliographical significance for the printing of the text bound with them."); "reduplicate" in l. 20, p. 21; "characterss" l. 5, p. 41; "Chatechism" l. 29, p. 132, and "known of it" l. 4, p. 199. According to Johnson, "Numerous other changes [distinguish the first and second editions] but these are sufficient for purposes of identification." 8vo: 4[advertisements],iv,322pp. Original brown bold-ribbed T cloth, covers paneled with central floral device in blind, spine stamped in gilt, title page in red and black, custom cloth clamshell case. Very light foxing to end papers and leaves before title, hinges and spine tips very skillfully (almost imperceptibly) repaired, else a superb copy, binding square and tight, cloth bright, contents remarkably clean and fresh. BAL 7600. Browne, p. 62. Johnson, p. 223. Johnson High Spot, p. 38. Clark A 16.1. BAL 7600. Grolier Hawthorne 21. Grolier American 59. Allibone I:805. Fine ¶"The old story of the girl who loved not wisely but too well, set in the stark background of Puritan New England." (Johnson High Spots) The first edition, printed in a run of 2500 copies on March 16, 1850, sold out in ten days and made Hawthorne's fame. In the words of one contemporary reviewer, the novel "glows with the fire of a suppressed, secret, feverish excitement . . . a fire that neither wanes nor lessens, but keeps at its original scorching heat . . ." (Allibone). Over the years, The Scarlet Letter "has come to be considered among the most important works in American literature, and indeed among the most important novels written in English." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Perles et parures Les joyaux fantaisie par Gavarni text par Méry Minéralogie des dames par le Cte Foelix Paris c 1850 Volume two Les parures fantaisie par Gavarni Paris c

      

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        Album of mid-nineteenth century watercolours, bearing woodblock titlling stamp 'Chinese House Ornaments'.

      Canton: circa, 1850. Album containing 12 original watercolour plates on pith paper, each measuring 240 x 160 mm., tipped in with blue silk borders; bound in original silk-covered boards with yellow ties;and preserved in a bookform case. A remarkable album of original watercolours celebrating the life-world of the literati. The album forms an intriguing catalogue of traditional Chinese scholarly objects; including Buddhist statues, vases, wrist-rests, musical instruments, scholar-stones, handscrolls, miniature ornamental trees and tray landscapes. While similar albums of watercolours illustrating costumes, punishments, trades and natural beauties are sometimes encountered, such an album dedicated to objects of scholarship and meditation is a rare and special find. In Confucian philosophy the literati enjoyed a highly esteemed role, cultivating detachment from the day-to-day bustle of worldly affairs to achieve sanguine and lucid intellectual insight. This album lovingly captures the material world and cherished objects of classical Chinese scholarship, and so offers a rare insight into bygone way of life. Two plates a little chipped (images unaffected) but overall in very good condition.

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