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        Pictorial Map of the United States

      , 1850. 1850. ENSIGN & THAYER. Pictorial Map of the United States. [Engraved by J.M. Atwood]. New York: Ensigns & Thayer, 1850. Large hand-colored, linen-backed and varnished wall map, measuring 43-1/2 by 30 inches, with decorative border illustrations. Mounted to original rollers, silk matted and framed, entire piece measures 51-1/2 by 37-1/2 inches. $9800.Original large rolling wall map of the United States, altered from Ensigns & Thayer

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books ]
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        d'après la méthode et la nomenclature d'Haüy. (Modifications de Brard, Beudant et Dufresnoy).

      Mineralogical manuscript of 304 pages, with pen drawings and diagrams. Contemporary brown half morocco, spine with 4 raised bands and gilt lettering. An interesting manuscript in neat handwriting with the following sections: Table des substances minérales, Catalogue raisonné, Classification des Terrains, Roches, Notes sur la Minéralogie & la Géologie, Racines Allemandes ou Wernérisennes, Formes cristallines dominates des minéraux. The manuscript is not dated but must be around 1850. At the inside backcover is the name of Léon Bleynie, the author of a book on the French Revolution.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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      London, from the Philosphical Transactions, printed by Richard Taylor, 1850. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, for 1850, Twenty-Third Series. On the polar or other condition of diamagnetic bodies. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE : "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, pages: text illustration as frontispiece, title page, 171-187, [1 - blank], bound in pale grey wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (1792 - 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Atlas: Meyer's Zeitungs- und Groschen-Atlas wohl um 1849 Stahlstiche

      Atlas: Meyer's Zeitungs- und Groschen-AtlasStiche Druck und Verlag der Geographischen Anstalt des Bibliographischen Instituts zu Hildburghausen-- beinhaltet ca. 95 grenzcolorierte Stahlstich-Karten um 1850 -- Maße Blatt:ca. 32 x 26 cmSW: Landkarten Stahlstich Meyer--- Zustand: Halbleinenband mit kartonierten, marmorierten Deckeln aus der Zeit, Ecken und Kanten stärker bestoßen, Einband berieben und angestaubt, Leinenrücken oben und unten an den Gelenken ca. 0,5 cm aufgewetzt, mit nur kleinen Fehlstellen, ansonsten altersentsprechend ordentliches Exemplar, innen: Innengelenk vorne oben ca. 5 cm geöffnet, nach der ersten Karte insgesamt stärker gelockert (siehe Foto), ebenso hinten vor der letzten Karte gelockert, Buchblock insgesamt fest, keine losen Blätter, das Papier ist durchgängig etwas gebräunt, die Seitenränder ebenfalls etwas gebräunt, teils angestaubt, vereinzelt auch etwas fleckig, die Karten selbst sind altersentsprechend gut und recht sauber erhalten, ein Blatt mit Faltknicken, aber denoch sehr ordentlich erhalten, insgesamt altersentsprechend bis auf altersgemäße Gebrauchsspuren gut erhalten

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        L'Art de Réussir dans le Monde

      Paris: Martinet, 1850 - The Art of Success in the World!An Ironic, Satiric Burlesque by ChamCHAM [Pseudonym of Charles Amédée de Noé]. L'Art de Réussir dans le Monde. Procédé Simple et Facile pour se Faire Jeter a la Porte en Fort peu de Temps. Paris: Martinet, [n.d., c. 1850]. Large quarto (13 1/4 x 10 in; 337 x 254 mm.). Lithographed title with large hand-colored pictorial vignette, twenty hand-colored lithographed plates by Fernique after Cham, the plates containing three or more images (a total of sixty-two), each with droll captions.,Publisher's red cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind, front cover decoratively lettered in gilt. Expertly rebacked in matching red cloth. Small rectangular sheet of paper tipped-on to the front end-paper with a short description of this book. A fine and clean copy.A very rare volume with OCLC/KVK locating only two copies in institutions worldwide, at the Victoria & Albert Library and Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire (Strasbourg). The book was also issued without hand-coloring and OCLC locates two plain copies: The Morgan Library & Museum (NY, USA) and Harvard University, Houghton Library (MA, USA)"It is to be regretted that space will not serve to represent the caricaturists and depictors of manners who followed in the wake of Daumier and Gavarni. Among the most attractive of the former is Amédée de Noé, known as Cham (that is, Ham, the son of Noah) of whom it was said that he had 'an idea a day' for Le charivari. A good proportion of his thousands of lithographs were gathered into albums. His contributions to the Album du siège , in which Daumier was his collaborator, are typical of his work" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 155-156). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        A treatise on the climate and meteorology of Madeira;

      8vo., xiv + (2) + 388 + (2)pp., including the half-title but wanting the errata slip, followed at the end by 8pp. of Deighton advertisements and finally by 32pp. of Churchill advertisements dated November 1849, 5 statistical charts on 3 plates, in the original blue cloth, the upper cover and spine ornately gilt within borders of entwined grape vines and sugar cane, the lower cover stamped in blind, the slightest wear to head and foot of spine but still a fine, bright, copy sometime in the library of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with its occasional inoffensive blindstamp.Publisher: London: John Churchill. Liverpool: Deighton and Laughton.Year: 1850Edition: First edition.

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        Le vin des honnêtes gens

      First edition of this poem, which would appear seven years later in the "Flowers of Evil".Half chocolate-brown morocco over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments with gilt fillets and gilt fleurons, gilt initials to foot, a little light rubbing to spine, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, all edges gilt.A little spotting.A very rare printing of what is the fourth printed work by Charles Baudelaire and which prefigures the "Flowers of Evil".  In Le Magasin des familles Paris Juin 1850 16x26,5cm relié

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        Cape Town, Kaapstad - Isidore Deroy, c. 1850.

      RARE MID 19th- CENTURY VIEW OF CAPE TOWN (KAAPSTAD)?Vue de la ville du Cap située au pied des montagnes de la Table et du Lion (Cap-de-Bonne-Espérance) - Vista de la ciudad del Cabo situada al pié de las sierras de la Mesa y del Leon (Cabo-de-Buena-Esperanza).?? Drawn and lithographed by Isidore Deroy, published by L. Turgis in Paris around 1850. With original hand colouring. Size: 38 x 49,8 cm.This wonderful view of Cape Town is from Signal Hill overlooking the city, with Table Mountain and Lion?s Head peak in the background.In the late 16th century, Portuguese, French, Danish, Dutch and English ships regularly stopped over in Table Bay en route to the Indies. They traded tobacco, copper and iron with the local Khoikhoi (Hottentots) in exchange for fresh meat. In 1652, Jan van Riebeeck and others of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) were sent to the Cape to establish a way-station for ships travelling to the Dutch East Indies, and the Fort de Goede Hoop (later replaced by the Castle of Good Hope). The settlement grew slowly during this period, as it was hard to find adequate labour. This labour shortage prompted the authorities to import slaves from Indonesia and Madagascar.In the 18th century Great Britain moved to take control of the Dutch colonies. Britain captured Cape Town in 1795, but the Cape was returned to the Netherlands by treaty in 1803. British forces occupied the Cape again in 1806 following the battle of Bloubergstrand. In the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814, Cape Town was permanently ceded to Britain. It became the capital of the newly formed Cape Colony, whose territory expanded very substantially through the 1800s. With expansion, came calls for greater independence from Britain, with the Cape attaining its own parliament in 1854.It was in those turbulent times that this very rare lithography was published as part of a series of city views under the heading ?Ports de Mer d?Afrique?.Price: ?1.450,- (incl. frame).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        Collection of broadside song lyrics

      1850. MAGNUS, Charles, et al. Collection of broadside song lyrics. Boston; New York; Philadelphia, Washington: various publishers, 1850-80. Thirty-six separate sheets. Narrow broadsides, thin wove stock (generally 6 by 10 inches). Housed in a custom clamshell box. $4500.Fascinating collection of 36 broadside song sheets of popular 19th-century love ballads, war songs and drinking songs, including “Hurrah for Lincoln!,” “Annie Laurie,” and the minstrel love song “Cum Plung Gum,” some with hand-colored wood-engraved borders and headpieces.“A fad in American life produced a shower of song sheets, slip ballads and poetical broadsides. Although such sheets had been printed by enterprising publishers for centuries, about 1850 it became big small-businessÂ… They were run off in large editions, sold wholesale to dealers and sold retail by hawkers, in stationery shops and in book stores” (Library Company of Philadelphia). Song sheets are a sub-genre of “street literature,” “cheap ballad sheets, pamphlets and other ephemera of the masses, which circulated from the dawn of printing right up to the end of the 19th century” (Shepard, 13). Widespread and enduring, song sheets “tended to dwell on the more sensational news of the day: crimes, executions, natural disasters, scandals, [and] battles. More than just reporting the news, however, song sheets usually reported it with attitude, editorializing freely, often satirically, as they described the latest sensation. This makes them of interest as a mirror of popular contemporary attitudes to historical events” (New York State Library). This representative collection of 36 American song sheets includes “Hurrah for Lincoln!,” a campaign song for his second term (with wood-engraved portrait), “The Boys of Uncle SamuÂ’l,” “Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! The PrisonerÂ’s Hope,” “Over the Hills to the Poor House,” and “The Rat-CatcherÂ’s Daughter.” Most of these wonderful sheets are published by Henry de Marsan of New York (6 songs), Horace Partridge of Boston (10 songs), Charles Magnus of Washington DC (4) and J.H. Johnson of Philadelphia (3). They were issued “on cheap paper within woodcut or type ornament borders. But firms such as Mangus put out sheets of far higher quality, printed on letter paper and almost invariably illustrated with a hand-colored headpieceÂ… While ordinary sheets were inexpensive, the pictorial note paper songs were not. Johnson sold his plain ones for a penny retail, and wholesale ‘to dealers by the 1,000, 100 or Doz. as low as published in the United States” (Edwin Wolf II). Included also in this collection are such “tender” songs of love and courtship as “Cora Lee,” “You Are False But IÂ’ll Forgive You,” “Annie Laurie,” and the minstrel love song “Cum Plung Gum”— all printed in a handy broadside format for spontaneous distribution as the spirit moved. Edge-wear to a number of sheets, especially those of de Marsan. A splendid collection, representative of the times.

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        Album von Zwickau und Umgegend.

      Zwickau Gebrüder Thost 1850 - 88 S., qu.4°. Mit 15 (statt12) überwiegend getönten Lithographien. späterer Halbleinenband. Die Tafeln des seltenen Albums zeigen z.B. den Marktplatz, die Bergkeller, die Königin-Marien-Hütte, Bergmänner, Vereins-Kohlewerke, Zwickaus Fabriken, Bockwa (koloriert), Schloss Stein u.a., Kanten etwas bestoßen, durchgehend fleckig 750 gr.

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        Memoranda of the Bends, Places, Landings &c on Mississippi River Between St. Louis & New Orleans. W. W. Haydon.

      1850. Soft cover. Very Good. Undated circa mid 1850's -1860, 16mo, 67 pages, plus blanks, text written in ink in a legible hand in a contemporary pocket diary, which is bound in a full leather wallet style binding, very good clean condition. Accompanied by a related partially printed and manuscript document which is dated 1861. A personal directory compiled by Mr. Haydon, a steamboat pilot, of all the bends, landings, plantations, settlements, and other geographical features along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Haydon apparently never completed his list for points below Vicksburg.This volume is of interest because Samuel Clemens was a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi at the same time as Haydon and the two may have known each other.William Haydon had been a pilot on the Mississippi River as early as 1853. The collection includes an 1861 document, partially completed in Haydon's hand, it is an attestation (unsigned) that Haydon, a steamboat pilot is entitled to a renewal of his license for a year. The fact that this United States federal form is incomplete can be explained by the fact that Haydon, like his colleague Samuel Clemens, the future Mark Twain, joined the Confederacy. On August 26, 1861 Haydon enlisted a a Sergeant in Co. C. (Capt. Thompson Alford's Co.) of the 3rd Regiment, 2nd Division (Genl. W. E. Green) of the Missouri State Cavalry (CSA). He was discharged in December 1861 apparently for the purposes of joining the Confederate forces as a river pilot.The volume, essentially a directory, lists by name the key spots that a steamboat pilot would use to gauge his location on the river. Haydon notes many family names, a Railroad Depot, homes, plantations, landings, the residences of various widows, rivers and other topographic features.At the top of most of the pages Haydon gives two points, and which side of the Mississippi they were on followed by all the notable reference points between those two locations. For example page headings read: "From Columbus to Head of Is(le) No. 8 Ky side; Foot of New Madrid Mo side; from Watson's point to Head of Ky & Tenn side; From Barfields Pt. to Osceola Ark Side; From Memphis to Foot of Cow Isl, Tenn side; from Hoseshoe Isl to Island 65 Miss side; From Laconia to Montgomery's Pt. Ark side. The last page is "F[rom] Mouth of Yazoo River to Vicksburg Miss."Samuel Clemens knew, by heart, these same landmarks. In his Life on the Mississippi, he wrote that a riverboat pilot "was the grandest position of all" at a great salary. As Twain described it, the pilot's prestige exceeded that of the captain. The pilot had to acquaint himself with "every old snag and one-limbed cottonwood and every obscure wood pile that ornaments the banks of the river for twelve hundred miles. and . actually know where these things are in the dark." When Clemens was apilot in training from 1857-1859 between St. Louis and New Orleans, he studied the Mississippi, learning its landmarks, and how to navigate its currents effectively, just as William Haydon did. Clemens obtained his pilot's license in 1859, and like Haydeon was a pilot on the Mississippi until the Civil War began and also joined a Missouri State unit in opposition to the Union. Clemens, however, only served for two weeks before quitting the military and leaving for Nevada Territory to engage in newspaper work. It is quite likely that Haydon and Twain either knew, or knew of, each other. Orion Clemens, Samuel Clemens' brother, and Secretary of State of Nevada Territory, is known to have written a letter to Mrs. William Haydon in 1863.

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        Photographie sur gelatine, moyen d'obtenir des spreuves negatives tres-nettes et tres-transparentes, pouvant etre reportees, un grand nombre de fois sur le papier photographique ordinaire." In: Comptes Rendus

      Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l’Académie des sciences, 1850 - [Title translated roughly as ""Photograph on gelatine, a means of obtaining very transparent and very transparent negatives, which can be carried over a great number of times on ordinary photographic paper."] Offered in the weekly issue of the "Comptes Rendus" for 27 May 1850, pp 647-652 in the issue of pp 637-672. Offered with the original front wrapper, detached. “Alphonse Louis Poitevin (1819 –1882) was a French chemist, photographer and civil engineer who discovered the light–sensitive properties of bichromated gelatin and invented both the photolithography and collotype processes. He has been described as "one of the great unheralded figures in photography". In the 1850s he discovered that gelatin in combination with either potassium or ammonium bichromate hardens in proportion to the amount of light that falls on it. This discovery, significant for its capacity to facilitate the mass production of photographs, was later used by numerous figures such as Josef Albert, Joseph Wilson Swan, Paul Pretsch and Charles Nègre to develop subsequent photographic printing processes such as heliogravure, photogravure, collotype, autotype and carbon print. – see Martin Parr and Gerry Badger. The Photobook: A History, Volume I. p. 19. Overall quote: wikipedia. ++++ ALSO: A +LANDMARK+ paper by Blanquart-Evrard, "Photographie sur papier. Moyen d'obtenir l'image a la chambre noire sur paper sec, pp 663-665. Helmut Gernsheim (History of Photography) notes that this publication by Blancquart-Evrard (along with his 1851 paper "Photographie sur papier" in 1851 "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), was much more able to reveal tone and detail". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Scarlet Letter

      1850. First Edition . HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter, a Romance. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. Octavo, original blind-stamped brown cloth. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. $6500.First edition of HawthorneÂ’s American classic, one of only 2500 copies printed.""Since 1837, when he had written [the short story] 'Endicott and the Red Cross,' he had often been tormented by a symbol—a scarlet 'A,' worn by an adultress in that tale—which had, at last, worked its way into a full-length book"" (Kunitz & Haycraft, 349). The first edition of The Scarlet Letter sold out in ten days and ""made Hawthorne's fame, changed his fortune and gave to our literature its first symbolic novel a year before the appearance of Melville's Moby-Dick"" (Bradley et al., 652). The novel ""glows with the fire of a suppressed, secret, feverish excitementÂ… a fire that neither wanes nor lessens, but keeps at its original scorching heat for years"" (Allibone I:805). First edition, Clark's typesetting states x2 and a2, no priority established, and all textual points called for. With the four pages of publisher's advertisements dated March 1, 1850, inserted between the front endpapers. Title page with ""SCARLET LETTER"" printed in red-orange ink. Clark A16.1. BAL 7600. This copy belonged to Allie (Alberta) Laighton, a resident of Petersburg, VA, and a relation of poet Albert Laighton, who lived in Portsmouth, NH. Allie was a schoolteacher, and the copious notes penciled on the preliminary blanks and occasional marginal hightlighting in pencil are presumably hers. Owner signature of Lafayette Laighton, presumably Allie's father, on title page; Lafayette Laighton was a shopkeeper in Portsmouth, NH, Albert Laighton's home.Text block neatly recased in original cloth, with front inner paper hinge reinforced. Minor wear to corners and spine ends, a bit of rubbing and staining to covers, as often found, gilt bright. A very good copy in the original cloth with a nice provenance.

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        Le chariot d'enfant

      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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        Kermis te Rotterdam - Van Hoogstraten naar Gerard Bos, 1850.

      KERMIS TE ROTTERDAM?Voortdurend wat anders. Kermis te Rotterdam.? Lithografie in kleur, opgebouwd met groot aantal uitgeknipte en in de achtergrond ingestoken kartonnen figuren. Uitgegeven in 1850 door steendrukkerij Van Hoogstraten, naar het ontwerp van Gerard Bos. Afm. 30,5 x 38,2 cm.Vanaf 1809 was de Rotterdamse kermis in augustus. De tweede maandag van de maand was officieel de eerste kermisdag. Sommige buurten in Rotterdam konden echter niet zo lang wachten. Zaterdags tevoren gingen in de Zandstraatbuurt en op de Schiedamse dijk de vlaggen uit. Er werd al gehost en gedanst onder het zingen van: ?Hop, hop, hop, tingelingeling, morgen luidt de kermis in!? Op maandag begon het feest dan voor alle Rotterdammers.De kermis van toen was een imposant schouwspel op de grote Veemarkt, die in het midden nog bebouwd en slechts voor een klein gedeelte overdekt was. De mooiste en grootste kermisattracties en de nieuwste snufjes moeten op de Rotterdamse kermis te zien zijn geweest.De kermis duurde veertien dagen en eindigde in een explosie van uitgelatenheid: de Dolle Zaterdag. Die zaterdag was voor alle Rotterdammers een feestdag waarop in de namiddag ook (bijna) niet gewerkt werd. Iedereen kleedde zich op z?n best, ongeacht zijn stand, en ging naar de kermis.Aanvankelijk speelde de Rotterdamse kermis zich af op de grens van land- en waterstad, maar het vermaak verbreidde vanuit daar naar andere kwartieren. Het karakter van een markt met kramen verandert in de negentiende eeuw van een gebruiksgoederenmarkt naar een recreatiemarkt. Er is onder meer een circus en toneel, en in kramen en theater en ook op straat kunnen marionetten, panorama?s, vreemde dieren en mensen, gedrochten en goochelaars worden aanschouwd. Het belangrijkste van de kermis is echter het openlucht-vermaak:?Een schittering van licht en goud, een gedraai en gewemel van kleuren en spiegels, het was een stad van vermaak met een niet te tellen aantal attracties en bronnen van pret en ontspanning.? De kermis nam een zeer grote plaats in de harten van alle rechtgeaarde Rotterdammers in. Weken, zelfs maanden van te voren verheugde men zich op de kermis en werd in verschillende dagbladen de komst van de kermis aangekondigd. Menig jongeman en -vrouw zocht via advertenties een partner om mee naar de kermis te gaan, hetgeen regelmatig in een huwelijk resulteerde.Prijs: ?1.650,-(incl. lijst).

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        Rio de Janeiro - Sabatier, c. 1850.

      RARE MID 19TH CENTURY VIEW OF RIO DE JANEIRO?Rio-Janeiro?. Lithography by Léon Jean-Babtiste Sabatier and Lauvergue after Sabatier and Bayot, printed at Cattier in Paris for Bulla & Jouy and Ernest Gambart around 1850. Coloured by a later hand. Size (view): 40 x 55,5 cm (sheet: 63 x 79,5 cm).View of Guanabara Bay on May 6, 1843, before princess Francisca, sister of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil, and her husband, François d?Orléans, Prince of Joinville, board the ?Belle Poule?. The couple married in Rio de Janeiro on 1 May 1843 and headed for France in the days thereafter. (Read more about the Marriage Princess Francisca and Prince de Joinville, May 1843)The 60-gun frigate Belle Poule (1828?1888), famous for bringing back the remains of Napoléon from Saint Helena to France in 1840, was under command of the Prince of Joinville.19th-century Empire of Brazil, until 1822 a colony of the Kingdom of Portugal, was under the rule of Emperors Dom Pedro I and his son Dom Pedro II. Unlike most of the neighbouring Hispanic American republics, Brazil had political stability, vibrant economic growth, constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech, and respect for civil rights of its subjects, albeit with legal restrictions on women and slaves.The monarchy managed to bring peace and stability to the country, which eventually became an emerging international power. With prosperity and economic development came an influx of European immigration, including protestants and jews, although Brazil remained mostly catholic. Slavery, which had initially been widespread, was restricted by successive legislation until its final abolition in 1888. Brazilian visual arts, literature and theatre developed during this time of progress. Although heavily influenced by European styles that ranged from Neoclassicism to Romanticism, each concept was adapted to create a culture that was uniquely Brazilian.Until the early years of the 20th century, Rio de Janeiro was largely limited to the neighbourhood now known as the historic city centre, on the mouth of Guanabara Bay.Léon Jean-Babtiste Sabatier (? - 1887) was a French painter, engraver and draftsman who made a number of picturesque views. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1827 to 1870, obtaining a bronze medal in 1839. An other view by Sabatier can be found here.Price: ?1.750,-.

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        New York 1850 ? Louis Le Breton.

      NEW YORK 1850 ?BUSTLING WITH ENERGYLithograph by Auguste Bry after the design of Louis Le Breton, published in Paris by E. Savary around 1850. Coloured by a later hand. Size (image): 32,5 x 48,5 cmLouis Le Breton (1818-1866) was a surgeon in the French Navy from 1836-48. During that period he made several very long expeditions including Dumont d'Urville's second circumnavigation (1837-40) aboard the Astrolabe. During that journey and on subsequent trips, he made drawings and watercolour views of noteworthy places, including Sacramento and San Francisco, New Orleans and Boston, Rio de Janeiro, sites in Oceania, New Zealand and Africa, as well as this view approaching New York. Le Breton's watercolours of the Astrolabe voyage were exhibited at the Salon de Paris during the years 1841-48.The boat in this New York scene is a paddlewheel steamship-triple masted sailing ship: the smoky, dangerous transitional boats that ultimately became all steam and built of steel. We see it steam, pumping out a black funnel of smoke, towards the East River, Fort William on Governor's Island on the right, Fort Clinton at the Battery on the left. As we look at the city, there are a number of fanciful architectural additions mixed with the buildings that were actually there. This is however clearly based on first-hand impressions. The scene the visitor to New York in the 1840s encountered would have been nearly overwhelming. There were far more boats in the harbour than there are today. The lower portion of the island was lined with piers and warehouses. There was an immense amount of activity , both import and export, rapidly establishing New York as the primary American port.Le Breton, in a characteristically French way, added elegant turrets and spires and made the warehouses more evocative than they could have been, but in all communicating a true impression of a city exuding energy.Price: ? 2.950,- (incl. frame).

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        Pictorial Map of the United States

      1850. ENSIGN & THAYER. Pictorial Map of the United States. [Engraved by J.M. Atwood]. New York: Ensigns & Thayer, 1850. Large hand-colored, linen-backed and varnished wall map, measuring 43-1/2 by 30 inches, with decorative border illustrations. Mounted to original rollers, silk matted and framed, entire piece measures 51-1/2 by 37-1/2 inches. $9800.Original large rolling wall map of the United States, altered from Ensigns & Thayer’s 1847 imprint to feature the Gold Regions of California.In response to news of gold in California, “commercial [map] publishers revised and updated previously published maps to take advantage of the gold field interest” (Ristow, 452). This is one such map, first published in 1847 and re-issued in 1849 and 1850 with the denotation, “Gold Region” extending from north to south along the Sierra Nevada foothills. Ensigns & Thayer also used the earlier 1847 map as a template for their famous Map of the Gold Regions of California (1849) (Wheat 84; Peters, 181), which in turn informed this 1850 version of the entire United States. A decorative pictorial border flanks the map on all sides, with depictions of such key historical events as the “Landing of Columbus,” the signing of “The Declaration of Independence,” and the “Battle of Monterey.” New York City lithographers Timothy and Edward Ensign were active in a series of partnerships between 1841 and 1861, working with Phelps and Humphrey, with Horace Thayer (Ensigns & Thayer as here), and finally, as Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning. See Wheat III: 75 (609); 149 (713). Minor fraying to linen edges, horizontal cracking near rollers. Coloring fine. Expert repair to map where attached to top roller. Extremely good condition, beautifully framed.

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        Bilder aus dem deutschen Studentenleben in 16 Darstellungen entworfen und ausgef

      - Farblitho. v. F.W. Geiling b. Farbendruck v. Winckelmann & S

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        John Campbell Autographed Letter Signed

      No Binding. Good. Autographed Letter Signed by John Campbell. Here is an exceptional item indeed: A 14 page 1850 handwritten letter from John Campbell to report on his missionary activities in Jamaica. Campbell was ordained in the Scottish Presbyterian church in 1846 and served in Jamaica from 1846 through 1871, leading two of the most important works there. Under ill-health he returned to Scotland and died in 1882. Apparently unpublished, this incredible letter discusses the decided hunger for the Word of God, the progress of the Gospel the supports of the Spirit in their labor etc. Very small but neat and legible hand. In very good condition with original envelope; envelope is soiled at edges but generally intact fairly readable. Addressed in the same hand.

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        Dispensation Document 'under the Ring of the Fisherman' addressed to J. SERNICOLI, Vicar General in Spiritual Matters of Nicola CAPUTO, (Giovanni M. Mastai-Ferretti, 1792-1878, Pope from 1846 who proclaimed the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception and whose Vatican Council formulated the Dogma of Papal Infallibility)]

      1850 - (1774-1862, from 1818 Bishop of Lecce), headed PIUS.PP.IX and signed by the appropriate officials, in Latin with transcription and translation, in a small but clear hand, explaining that the Pope has received a petition from Nicola Serinelli, layman, and Vita Antonia Miglietta, of the Diocese of Lecce, who, knowing that they are related in the First and Second Degrees of Affinity, in that Nicola's first wife, now deceased, was Vita Antonia's aunt (or just possibly niece or granddaughter), need the Pope's permission to marry. Owing to lack of means, Nicola cannot come in person to the Roman Curia, both of them existing only by their own labour and industry. Although they have not had carnal knowledge, suspicion has already arisen, and unless they get married Vita Antonia will remain gravely defamed and scandal will arise. Sernicoli is to get independent information about them, to examine them, separately and then together, about the truth of all their statements, and to make sure the proposed marriage is not because Vita Antonia has suffered rape. Dispensation depends first on absolution with penance, in order to remove ecclesiastical or civil censure or proceedings. The Pope lays the fitness of this on Sernicoli's judgment and conscience. If Sernicoli is satisfied, he can convey the Pope's Dispensation, they can marry in Church using the Tridentine rite, and Sernicoli will declare any offspring legitimate. If however Sernicoli asks for any fee for this process, or accepts one if offered, he will himself be excommunicated. Red circular stamp of St Peter in a fishing boat, vellum, 1 side 11

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        Da Naz", a nieder

      Wien, Gerold 1850 - 8

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        BREMEN., Sch

      Kol. Stahlstich mit schmaler Bord

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        Autograph Letter Signed, to an unidentified recipient, New York, October 16, 1850 quarto, one page in very good, very clean condition.

      Autograph Letter Signed, to an unidentified recipient, New York, October 16, 1850 quarto, one page in very good, very clean condition. Noah writes a letter of introduction for one Signor Filleponte, who was to give lectures on the Roman Revolution of 1848: "Dear Sir, Signor Filleponte who will have the pleasure of handing you this letter proposes delivering a course of Lectures on the Roman Revolution of 1848 he having with Genl Avezzani taking a conspicuous part in the affairs of the Republic. He is also a literary gentleman of distinguished merit & proposes to publish a work on the secret history of the Government of Rome. Will you have the goodness to extend to him the usual courtesies of the Press & to believe me always truly yours M M Noah Ny Octo 16 1850" Mordecai Manuel Noah was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Manuel Mordecai Noah, a failed businessman, and Zipporah Phillips. He was orphaned at the age of seven and was raised by his grandparents Jonas and Rebecca (Machado) Phillips. In his youth in Philadelphia and later in Charleston, South Carolina, he published journalistic pieces, a political pamphlet, a critique of Shakespeare, and two plays. Thanks in part to recommendation from influential American Jews, he won appointment in 1811 as America's first consul to Riga. War intervened and he never assumed the post; instead, in 1813 he became U. S. consul to Tunis. The government hoped that he would be able to forge special ties with influential Jews in North Africa and entrusted him with an additional secret mission: to devise a "means for the liberation" of eleven captive American seamen in Algiers. Noah's efforts to free American captives were mostly unsuccessful. Only two seamen were released, the ransom paid was excessive, and the secret agent Noah appointed, Richard R. Keene, turned out to have an unsavory past. Although Noah carried out his other consular duties successfully and also established ties with local Tunis Jews, Secretary of State James Monroe recalled him in 1815, ostensibly on religious grounds. In fact, the failed secret mission really precipitated the recall. In the wake of the recall, Noah published Correspondence and Documents (1816) in his own defense, followed by Travels in England, France, Spain and the Barbary States in the Years 1813-14 and 15 (1819), his most important book. It describes his experiences abroad and contains valuable information on early nineteenth-century Tunisian Jewry. Back in New York City, Noah resumed his career in political journalism. He edited the National Advocate and, later, important New York newspapers such as the New York Enquirer, the Evening Star, and the Sunday Times and Noah's Weekly Messenger. In return for his editorial support, he also held a variety of appointive political posts, serving as sheriff of New York (1821-1822), grand sachem of the Tammany Society (1824), surveyor and inspector of the New York port (1829-1832), and judge in the New York Court of Sessions (1841-1842). In his spare time he returned to the theater, earning a reputation through his reviews as "the finest theatrical critic of the day in America." He also wrote several plays, notably She Would Be a Soldier (1819). Noah's prominence propelled him to leadership within the Jewish community. As early as 1818 he delivered the main address at the consecration of the Second Mill Street Synagogue of New York's Congregation Shearith Israel. He used the occasion to instruct Jews concerning their own history and condition, traced Jewish rights in every country, and then concluded, patriotically, that "OUR COUNTRY [is] the bright example of universal tolerance, of liberality, true religion, and good faith." To his mind, America was the Jewish people's "chosen country" - at least until Jews could "recover their ancient rights and dominions, and take their rank among the governments of the earth." Two years later, on January 16 1820, Noah laid before the New York legislature a petition requesting that it survey, value, and sell him Grand Island in the Niagra River to serve as a colony for the Jews of the world. The petition was tabled. Five years later, however, an investor acting on Noah's behalf purchased 2,555 choice acres on the eastern shore of the island, and on 15 September 1825 Noah staged an elaborate dedication ceremony for a colony to be called Ararat, a refuge for persecuted Jews around the world. Titling himself Judge of Israel and dressed in a regal costume, Noah issued a proclamation complete with a series of decrees. Among other things, he called on Jews to remain loyal to governments that protected them, to undertake a worldwide census, to abolish polygamy (practiced by Jews in Muslim lands), and to learn how to read and write. He also levied a three shekel head tax "upon each Jew throughout the world." In a lengthy address, he then explained the details of his colonization plan, including its implications for America and for ultimate Jewish restoration to Palestine. Here, as in so many of his other pronouncements on Jewish affairs, he sought to prove that he could be a good citizen as well as a good Jew, helping his people and his country at the same time. Although Ararat attracted attention throughout much of the Jewish world, it proved a complete failure: it never progressed beyond the original cornerstone. Still, Noah remained active in Jewish affairs, playing a particularly effective role vis-à-vis the non-Jewish community, where he was greatly respected. He explained Jewish practices in his newspapers, defended Jews whenever he saw them attacked, and promoted Jewish charities. He also delivered celebrated addresses on Jewish themes, including one, in 1837, arguing that the Indians were descendants of the lost ten tribes of Israel and another, in 1845, seeking Christian help in promoting restoration of the Jews to Palestine. Noah died in New York from the effects of a paralyzing stroke. His funeral attended by Jews and non-Jews alike, was probably the largest funeral of any Jew in America to that time. - American National Biography, volume 16, pp., 466-467 See also, Dictionary of American Biography, volume VII, pp., 534-534

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        Gesamtansicht ('Hirschberg und das Riesengebirge aufgenommen unterhalb der goldenen Aussicht').

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        Un mois dans les Pyrénées. Album de sites, m

      Paris, F. Sinnett, (vers 1850). ____ Seule édition. Très belle suite de 12 lithographies coloriées et gommées qui montrent des scènes de la vie quotidienne. Elles sont toutes animées de personnages dans leurs beaux costumes : Bayonne, Arrivée des marchandes de sardines - Oléron, Paysans allant au marché d'Orthez - Pau, Place du Vieux Marché. - Laruns, Un mariage sortant de l'église. - Assouste, Travaux agricoles - Eaux-Chaudes, Transport de vin par les muletiers espagnols - Gabas, Chasse de vautours au Pic d'Ossau. - Eaux-Bonnes, Fête de la St. Jean - Col de Tortes, Traversée par la montagne - Cauterets, Bains de la Raillière - Luz, Retour du baptême - Bagnères, Un dimanche dans les environs. Labarère 1002 : "Très rare". Comme l'indique Labarère, la couverture illustrée reproduit la page de titre, aussi le relieur n'a pas cru bon de conserver cette dernière. Très bon exemplaire, sans aucune rousseurs, ce qui est rare pour ce type d'album. *-------* Sole edition. With 12 colored lithographics plates, eightened with gum arabic. In-folio oblong. Collation : Couverture illustrée, 12 planches. Demi-chagrin vert à coins. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Le vin des honnêtes gens

      - In Le Magasin des familles, Paris Juin 1850, 16x26,5cm, relié. - Origniale edizione di questa poesia che sarà pubblicato sette anni più tardi nei "fiori del male". Binding metà marocco marrone cioccolato schiena con fili d'oro cinque nerfssertis e ornata di gioielli d'oro, le iniziali dorate di coda, tracce di sfregamenti sulla colonna vertebrale, piatti di carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, tutti i bordi dorato . Molto raro pubblicazione di ciò che costituisce la quarta opera stampata di Charles Baudelaire e prefigurando la "fiori del male". - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de ce poème qui paraîtra sept ans plus tard dans les "Fleurs du mal". Reliure en demi maroquin marron chocolat, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés et orné de fleurons dorés, initiales dorées en queue, quelques traces de frottements sur le dos, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches dorées. Quelques rousseurs. Très rare publication de ce qui constitue la quatrième oeuvre imprimée de Charles Baudelaire et qui préfigure les "Fleurs du mal".  

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        Vue Générale de Venise...

      1850. Affascinate veduta a volo d'uccello della città di Venezia. Il particolare punto di ripresa permette in un solo colpo d'occhio di apprezzare la complessità della città ed i suoi monumenti più importanti. Sotto al titolo, che sulla destra si ripete in spagnolo, sono elencati tredici rimandi a rispettive località e monumenti cittadini. Litografia stampata in tre colori e rifinita a mano all'acquerello. La veduta fa parte della serie "Ports de Mer d'Europe". Alcuni segni del tempo ma complessivamente in ottima conservazione

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        J M J (sic) - Petit Dictionnaire a Noemi Denoailly

      France, 1850 (ca.). Very good antiquarian condition. Manuscript, 16mo (130 × 95 mm). 24 pp. ruled in double columns, edges cut with alphabetical index tabs. Original salmon colored wrappers, stitched with pink ribbon, upper cover titled in manuscript. Worn along spine (but perfectly sound), covers slightly faded. Highly curious little manuscript "Dictionary" complete with neatly cut and lettered index tabs. Possibly created as a teaching aid in the guise of a juvenile amusement, this manuscript contains mostly alliterative word pairings which can only be explained as tongue-twisters or simply nonsense. A random sampling: "assaisonner / anchois," "goulotte / goutte d’eau," "microscope / metallique," "saucisson / sillon," and "succulent / successivement" are among the ca. 280 similar entries. Daniela Kromp, of Munich, kindly directs us to an ingeniously folded letter written by a young Neomi Denoailly to her mother, dated 1845, which is preserved in the archives of the Musee National de l’Education in Paris (Inventory No. 1979.32153). This is the only other reference to Neomi Denoailly known to us. The monogram “J.M.J.” (written along the top of the front cover) has resisted identification.

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        Six Weeks in South America


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        Die große Königlich Niederländische Menagerie des Herrn v. Acken, jetzt im Besitz des rühmlichst bekannten Thierbändigers G. Kreutzberg ist hier eingetroffen und Einem hochgeehrten Publium zur Schau gestellt in der dazu eigends erbauten großem Bude vor dem Millernthore in St. Pauli.

      Hamburg, Wörmer, ca. 1850. Einblattdruck mit großen Holzschnitt 45 x 35 cm. Seltenes Plakat zu dem Gastspiel der Wandermenagerie des Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg (1810 oder 1814 - 1874) in Hamburg. Der Tierschausteller Kreutzberg konnte durch den Erwerb der Tiere aus den Menagerien von Wilhelm van Aken und Anton van Aken eine ungewöhnliche Menge an wilden Tieren zeigen: Das Plakat listet u. a. auf: Einen Riesen-Elefanten, einen Zwerg-Elefanten, 6 Löwen, Königstiger, Jaguar, Panther. Leoparden, 6 Hyänen, Bären, Straße, Pelikan, Marabus, Lämmergeier, Schlangen, Lamas und ein Zebra. - Der Holzschnitt zeigt Kreutzberg selbst, inmitten eines Rudels zwar wilder, aber hier lammfrommer Raubkatzen. Bücher de

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        Plan of the City of Oxford.

      The most important nineteenth century plan of the city of Oxford forming a link between the earliest survey carried out by Isaac Taylor in 1751 and the large scale maps and plans of the Ordnance Survey which surveyed Oxfordshire in 1876. It includes the new working-class suburbs of St.Ebbes and Jericho as well as the beginning of the development of North Oxford, most of which was owned by St. John's College.It is interesting to note that Woodstock Road and Banbury Road are designated respectively as St.Giles Road West and St.Giles Road East,while the area beyond Park End Street is completely undeveloped but indicates an area earmarked for a 'Proposed Station'.

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        White-Jacket or, The World in a Man-of-War

      Herman Melville – 1850, New YorkMelville's fifth book, preceding his masterpiece Moby Dick. First American edition, first printing, complete with all ads and yellowish endpapers. Publisher's blind-stamped black cloth with gilt spine title. Faint spotting. Cloth and gilt unusually bright and unrubbed, with some small chips at top of spine and slight exposure to corners. With the sticker of H.A. Lantz, a prominent Reading, PA bookseller who volunteered during the Civil War and was subsequently killed in battle after achieving the rank of Captain.A near fine copy rarely seen in this shining condition - housed in custom case. Melville's lesser-known titles are difficult to procure in this brilliant condition.

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        The American Admiralty, Its Jurisdiction and Practice, With Practical Forms and Directions. Cohen 1568

      First edition of the foremost American treatise on admiralty law, the "work [which] outstripped all its competitors, and became firmly fixed as an authority", first appearing during the half-century when Benedict was a leader of the admiralty bar. Modern goat morocco, contrasting crimson and black morocco labels, gilt, some foxing, browning and staining, else a good copy. Banks, Gould & Co. Law Booksellers [etc.], New York, 1850.

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        FRANKFURT., Gesamtansicht von Sachsenhausen über den Main, im Vordergrund figürliche Staffage.

      Kol. Stahlstich von H. Worms bei Hoffmann, Stuttgart, um 1850, 31,5 x 60 cm. Hübsch kolorierte Panoramaansicht auf festem Papier. Hessen

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        Gesamtansicht ('Rio De Janeiro Tomado De Boa Vista Da Tijuca.').

      - altkolorierte Lithographie v. Eugène Cicéri n. Daguerréotype b. G. Leuzinger in Rio de Janeiro & Lemercier in Paris, um 1850, 48 x 74,5 Thieme-Becker, Künstler-Lexikon, Bd.VI, S. 570 (Eugène Cicéri, französischer Maler u. Lithograph; geb. am 27.1.1813 in Paris, gest. in Marlotte bei Fontainebleau am 22.4.1890, Sohn und Schüler des Pierre-Luc-Charles Cicéri, . Als Lithograph gehört Cicéri zu den fruchtbarsten von Frankreich. - Seine Blätter bestehen ausschließlich aus Landschaften und Ansichten.

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        Parthie von Altaussee in Steyermark.". Tonlithographie von Franz X. Sandmann nach Fritz Reinhold.

      Wien, Paterno, (um 1850). - Franz Xaver (oder Josef) Sandmann hat ein überreiches Oeuvre an Landschaftsaquarellen und Lithographien, zum Teil nach eigenen Zeichnungen, zum Teil nach Vorlagen anderer Künstler, hinterlassen. Seine Lithographien, die zu den künstlerisch und technisch besten ihrer Zeit zählen, zeichnen sich durch "warme Töne und ungemeine Lebendigkeit" (Wurzbach XXVIII, 183) aus. - *** Matthäus TRUPPE * Stubenberggasse 7 * A-8010 GRAZ *** - Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        Borta är bra, men hemma är bäst. Berättelse om en färd till Ostindien, Nord-Amerika, Kalifornien, Sandwichs-

      Forbes 2304; Howgego, 1850-1940 (The Oceans), E3; Judd 58a; not in Ferguson; Kroepelien. Narrative of travels in North America, the Hawaiian Islands, and Australia by the Swedish traveller and adventurer Carl Axel Egerström (1829-1900). "In 1849 Egerström enlisted as a company officer in the Swedish army, but three years later, after a disagreement, he went to England to offer his services to the British army. When his application was rejected he set out for India in the hope of joining the British forces in the Burmese War. He arrived in Calcutta in October 1852, only to find that his services were not required there either, so instead he proceeded to North America, arriving at Boston early in 1853. From Boston he sailed to San Francisco via Cape Horn to seek his fortune in the goldfields. In California he tried gold digging, farming, and gold digging again, but reaped little reward for his labours'' (Howgego).In very good condition. Binding rubbed and spine faded. Rare narrative of travels in South America, California, the Hawaiian Islands, and Australia.

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        Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command. Appointed to be read in churches.

      London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow William Mackenzie 1850 - A Family Bible with Six of the John Martin Bible Illustrations [BIBLE IN ENGLISH]. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command. Appointed to be read in churches. London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow: William Mackenzie, [n.d., ca. 1850]. Folio. (Measures 9 3/4 x 13 x 5/12 x 3 3/4 in. (thick); 250 x 335 x 93 mm. (thick). Illustrated with thirty full-page engravings by various artists, including a frontispiece and a vignette title-page (titled The Family Bible, With Copious Notes and References), two engravings by J. Stephens from photographs of the Holy Land by Frith, and six engravings after John Martin’s Old Testament illustrations ("The Fall of Man," "The Destruction of Pharaoh's Host," "Joshua commanding the sun to stand still," "By Babel's Streams We Sat and Wept," "Belshazzar's Feast," and "The Fall of Nineveh"). Contemporary black polished calf over bevelled boards, covers tooled in gilt and blind, spine lettered and decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments. Gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Minimal wear to extremities. Hinges neatly reinforced. A bright, fresh copy throughout. Near fine. Martin’s Biblical paintings are among the finest ever produced: "The spirit in which Martin worked is suggested by a passage in his catalogue for the large oil painting ‘The Fall of Nineveh,’ which he exhibited in lonely magnificence in 1827: ‘The mighty cities of Nineveh and Babylon have long since passed away. The accounts of their greatness and splendor may have been exaggerated. But, where strict truth is not essential, the mind is content to find delight in the contemplation of the grand and the marvelous. Into the solemn visions of antiquity we look without demanding the clear daylight of truth. Seen through the mist of ages, the great becomes gigantic, the wonderful swells into the sublime’" (Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914, p. 44). At the front of the Bible are three leaves of a family history, partially inscribed with the births, deaths, and marriages of three generations of the Hubbard family of Derby, England, during the years 1889-1943. A lovely example of a nineteenth-century Bible. HBS 67639. $3,000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Markusplatz - Piazzetta S. Marco.

      - Altgouachierte Lithographie v. anonymem Künstler, um 1850, 37 x 55 cm Prachtvolles stimmungsvolles Blatt; Blick auf den Markusplatz vom Wasser aus mit Gondeln und Figurenstaffage im Vordergrund. Ca. 8 cm langer Einriss in der rechten unteren Ecke außerhalb der Darstellung. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Fragment Signed 'E.C. Gaskell' from a letter, (Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865, Novelist, Author of 'Cranford')

      1850 - ending ". quiet evening. Given under my hand and Seal .", mounted with an attractive reproduction of her chalk portrait by George Richmond (1851), 8¼" x 4¾", the fragment 1½" x 4½", together on stiff paper 11¾" x 8¼", no place, 13th January no year, circa

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        Report of the Debates in the Convention of California, on the Formation of the State Constitution, in September and October, 1849.

      John T. Towers, Washington DC 1850 - Octavo, 479pp., plus Appendix. Very good in original brown stamped cloth boards, marred by a 2-inch portion missing from the top of the spine, where the title would be, and wearing at the corners and spine heads. Ex-library, but with minimal markings and no pocket in rear. An important association copy, INSCRIBED by the author on the front paste-down to Henry B. Anthony, who at the time of publication was governor of Rhode Island, and an influential member of the Whig party (he later joined the Know-Nothings and then the Republican Party) Later elected to the Senate from Rhode Island, Anthony eventually rose to become President Pro Tempore of the Senate. This book, which contains the minutes of the discussion of the constitutional convention of California, contains long passages about issues that are eerily relevant today, including the use of English and Spanish in official state documents, immigration regulations, and California's relationship with Mexico. But for the disappointing missing spine piece, a very nice, unrestored and original copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ley Sobre Hierros y Senales. Aprobada en 12 de Abril de 1850. En traduccion. Jose H. Scull, Traductor de Estado. Compare Greenwood 167-16 [recording four copies in English, but none in Spanish, as here]

      The rare, official, separate printing in Spanish of California's first Act governing brands and marks passed at the state's first legislative session, part of the larger legal and social context already evident on the Overland Trail; one copy in OCLC. Original printed self-wraps, five pages, heavily repaired but textually complete and legible, now housed in a protective 1/4 morocco case. J. Winchester, Impresor de Estado, San Jose, 1850.

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        Oeuvres Complètes avec les supplémens. Augmentées de la classification de G. Cuvier

      Illustrated edition of 270 boards and cards out-texts enhanced by couleurs.Tomes 1-9: "Evidence of the theory of the earth, History minerals, Experiments on plants, History of Animals, Human History, Natural History" Buffon, followed by volumes 10-12: "History of the oviparous quadrupeds, snakes, fish and whales" of Lacépède.bindings half sheepskin emerald, flat spines decorated with gilt sevenfold, flat green paper. Eight caps threadbare heads, scuffs and scratches. Major interior foxing. A board of cetaceans probably missing. One page has a small tear with manque.Rare and beautiful edition. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Société bibliophile Paris (circa 1850) 13,5x21,5cm 12 volumes reliés

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        TEGERNSEE. - Erinnerung an Tegernsee und Umgebung.

      Mchn., Hermann Manz, ca. 1850 - 2. vielfach verbesserte Aufl. 39 x 29,5 cm. Mit 12 Farblithographien. Illustr. OHLwd.-Mappe. Lentner 2546: "Seltene und hübsche in Farben ausgeführte Folge"; Das Tegernseer Tal in historischen Bilder, Farbtafeln von zwei Lithographien auf S. 247 und 355. - Enthält: "Alpenblumen", "Der Tegernsee von Kaltenbrunn aus", "Schloss Tegernsee", "Dorf Egern am Tegernsee" (nach Ernst Fries), "Dorf Kreuth", "Bad Kreuth", "Jägerhaus Hohenadel", "Der Achensee und die Scholastika", "Die Hollenstein-Alpe", "Die Kaiserklause in Fallep" und "Der Schuhplatt'l-Tanz". Die Ansichten in Medaillenform auf grauem Papier und lose in der Original-Mappe. - Die Mappe berieben und bestoßen. Auf den Tafeln teils minimals Rückstände der Seidenhemdchen, sonst sauber und frisch. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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