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        Borneo Remarks on a Recent Naval Execution


      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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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.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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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

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Gunstock Hill Books]
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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.).

      [Bookseller: Hugues de Latude]
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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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        Lady Julia Cornwallis Sheet Music Album.

      London. Chappell, D'Almaine, Jullien, et al. 1840s thru 1850s. Three-quarter leather bound volume, 13 x 10 inches, containing more than two dozen individual pieces of sheet music dating from the 1840s and 1850s. The corners of the volume are bumped; there is a 1 inch loss at bottom of leather spine; text block firmly bound. A paste-down leather label on the marble-papered front cover of the book is inscribed in gold lettering with the owner's name: Lady Julia Cornwallis. The volume contains many attractive color-lithographed covers (likely augmented with hand-coloring); a good many of these stunning covers are the work of the prolific John Brandard and were printed by the renowned firm M. & N. Hanhart. Several of the covers reflect time-toning or modest staining, but the contents, overall, are in excellent condition. This is a fine collection of mid-nineteenth century music and the attendant lithographed cover art. The volume would make an excellent addition to a library with a British sheet music emphasis. The collection of British sheet music gathered by Lady Julia Cornwallis (2 July 1844 to 1 September 1883) is an especially fine assemblage of mid-nineteenth century popular music. The composer most frequently represented in the volume is Charles D'Albert with nine titles (including the Galop celebrating the clipper ship Schomberg, in 1855 the largest vessel ever built in the UK); other composers include Louis D'Egville, Louis Jullien (the Cricket Polka and the Chimes Quadrille, both referencing works by Charles Dickens), Camille Schubert, and all six of J. T. Stone's Assortimens Quadrilles Nationales--not often seen as a complete collection. Cover art by John Brandard is found on nine different titles. The album contains eleven full-color illustrated covers; one multi-color text only cover; two black and sepia-tone covers; three black and white pictorial covers; eleven black and white text-only covers (including the six J. T. Stone compositions). Several of the covers bear the signature of Lady Cornwallis and are dated 1858. A complete list of the sheet music in the album can be had by contacting

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        [Ukiyoe Album of Kabuki Actors]....

      (circa1850). A beautiful Japanese colour woodblock concertina album of actors. 28 leaves featuring 16 full page woodblocks, 5 diptychs and 2 leaves with 2 images on each. 18.2 x 12.5cm. Some occasional insect damage and joins at fore edges professionally repaired with wheat starch paste. A little insect damage on covers. A very attractive album. Utagawa Hirosada, or Gosotei Hirosada as he was also known, was an exceptional printmaker active in the period 1826 - 1863 in Osaka. He is believed to have died in 1865. In this album are 20 of his own prints, with the others attributed to the other artists. Fans of kabuki eagerly sought his prints which, in some cases, as shown in this album include the names of the actors. On others, due to the restrictions placed on actors by the authorities at the time, the actors remained unnamed. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 136632)....

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        Das Opernhaus in Berlin. - La Salle d' opéra à Berlin").

      - gouachierte Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Lütke b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1850, 17 x 23,5 Kiewitz 795. - Blick von der Universität aus zur deutschen Staatsoper. Links Blick in die Straße am Festungsgraben. Im Vordergrund schöne Personen- und Kutschenstaffage. - Ohne die Legende.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Mazeppa or, The wild horse of the Ukraine. A romance. FIRST EDITION.

      E. Lloyd. 1850 Illus.; printing flaw causing smudging to imprint on titlepage. Rebound in half black morocco ascribing authorship to Prest. A v.g. clean copy.Not now in Ono. BL & Oxford only on Copac. In 110 parts, including as padding the comic adventures of Mr Lumpus of High Holborn among the Tartars. This is longer than the average late Lloyd title.

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books]
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        THE ENGLISH STRUWWELPETER or, Pretty Stories and Funny Pictures for Little Children. After the twelfth edition of the celebrated German work. Third Edition.

      24 leaves, each printed on one side only, each bearing hand-coloured lithographs, and text. Original printed boards with tax stamp on upper cover. Quarto. Lacking free endpapers; spine and hinges crudely taped; else an extremely nice copy; near fine internally; the boards a little worn and soiled. Contained in a morocco-backed folding box.It is very unusual to find early copies of this title in such a good state.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Australian Geography, with the Shores of the Pacific And those of the Indian Ocean...

      Sydney: J. Moore, George Street, 1850. Octavo, folding frontispiece map; in original attractive patterned cloth. Scarce first edition of a pioneering Australian geography textbook, inscribed by the author Sir Thomas Mitchell, renowned explorer and Surveyor-General of New South Wales. The fine world map is by the Sydney engraver John Carmichael.The book was published in Sydney by the prominent bookseller Jeremiah Moore and was specifically designed for use in New South Wales schools. This work privileges Australia's location relative to Asia and the Pacific; indeed the ADB notes of Mitchell's textbook: 'this work must have been one of the first to place Australia in the centre of the world'.Printed by Robert Barr of York Street, the work was published by Jeremiah Moore, a prosperous Sydney bookseller and stationer active between 1849-1896.Mitchell's textbook features a locally printed frontispiece world map bearing the details of the engraver, John Carmichael of Kent Street, North Sydney. Moore published several maps during his lifetime and clearly did a good trade in this regard. A printed slip tipped to the half-title of this volume directs readers to Jones' map of New South Wales and Victoria, to be had from the George Street bookstore. Lower margin of title-page a little marked, light scattered foxing; joints repaired. A good copy.

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        Speeches of Sir William Molesworth... on the Bill for the Better Government of the Australian Colonies.

      London: James Ridgway, 1850. Octavo, 76 pp., original brown printed wrappers bound in, owner's name and stamp for "W.B. Rhodes", in red crushed morocco by Sangorski. A heated address to parliament delivered by Sir William Molesworth, a radical English M.P. who significantly contributed to the demise of transportation to New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. From the library of a prominent whaling entrepreneur who first sailed for New South Wales in 1834.Author of the famous 1837 report condemning transportation, Molesworth consistently advocated political self-determination for the colonies. In this speech he speaks in stark terms of the consequences of denying freedom to the Australian colonies while continuing convict transportation en-masse. He eloquently surmises their frustration: 'many of the colonists, unfortunately believing their rulers to be selfish and faithless, have begun to despair, and in despair ask one another how they can redress their grievances'. Molesworth then warns that the Canadian rebellion and agitation at the Cape Colony are openly discussed in Australia as viable alternatives to the present status quo.Directed against recalcitrant members of the Colonial Office, Molesworth's speech draws upon the British loss of American colonies to stress the need for urgent change: 'we ought to maintain our colonial empire; because we knew that discontent prevailed throughout our colonies; because we believed that a train of errors, similar to that which lost us the United States, was endangering the colonial possessions that remained... because we despaired of any such reform coming from the Colonial Office.'This copy was owned by the South Seas whaler and New Zealand settler William Barnard Rhodes, by the time this work was published having established his reputation as the "millionaire of Wellington" Old tape repairs marking the wrappers, but an excellent copy.

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        Speeches of Sir William Molesworth, Bart. M.P. in the House of Commons during the Session of 1850, on the Bill for the Better Government of the Australian Colonies.

      London: James Ridgway, 1850. Octavo, 76 pp.; in recent half green cloth, marbled boards. A heated address to parliament delivered by Sir William Molesworth, a radical English M.P. who significantly contributed to the demise of transportation to New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land.Author of the famous 1837 report condemning transportation, Molesworth consistently advocated political self-determination for the colonies. In this speech he speaks in stark terms of the consequences of denying freedom to the Australian colonies while continuing convict transportation en-masse. He eloquently surmises their frustration: 'many of the colonists, unfortunately believing their rulers to be selfish and faithless, have begun to despair, and in despair ask one another how they can redress their grievances'. Molesworth then warns that the Canadian rebellion and agitation at the Cape Colony are openly discussed in Australia as viable alternatives to the present status quo.Directed against recalcitrant members of the Colonial Office, Molesworth's speech draws upon the British loss of American colonies to stress the need for urgent change: 'we ought to maintain our colonial empire; because we knew that discontent prevailed throughout our colonies; because we believed that a train of errors, similar to that which lost us the United States, was endangering the colonial possessions that remained... because we despaired of any such reform coming from the Colonial Office.'From the Bonython collection, with bookplate, and later from the library of Dr. Robert Edwards AO. Very good.

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        Kita-Meriken Gassh?koku k?sh? ????????? [Summary on the United States of North America]; Kaei sannen k?jutsu betsudan f?setsusho kiy? wakai ??????????????? [Special News in 1850 Translated into Japanese in Nagasaki] Ohanawa Sh?suke j? kaib?saku ????????? [Proposal on Coastal Defence]....

      No date. Late Edo period. Japanese manuscript on 49 folded leaves bound in traditional four hole stab binding, patterned blue paper covers, only a small section of paper title label present, light staining lower section of leaves and on covers, some insect damage in text and on covers without significant loss. Contents are generally good. 28 x 19.5cm. This manuscript is a collection of the following three different Japanese documents:1. ????????? [Summary on the United States of North America].2. ??????????????? [Special News in 1850 Translated into Japanese in Nagasaki].3. ????????? [Proposal on Coastal Defence].An overall title for this collection Ibuns? ??? or Collection of Exotic Tales is written on the inside back cover.The first document ????????? [Summary on the United States of North America] chronicles the events during the forming and expansion of the United States of America, starting with the discovery of North America by Columbus in 1492, although strangely in this document, the year given for Columbus's arrival is Mei? 2, which is 1493. This document mentions the arrival in 1845 of an American whaling ship [Manhattan] from New York to Uraga with the rescued Japanese castaways aboard though again the date is out by one year, the year given being K?ka 1 which is 1844. It also talks about the operations of many Western whaling ships near Japan. This document also discusses the geography, climate, minerals, animals, and products of the United States commenting on the many "Ariguri" or alligators as well as less surprisingly the number of steam engines and steam boats. The document ends with the arrival in Japan of Commodore Perry with the four black ships in 1853. The second document in this collection ??????????????? [Special News in 1850 Translated into Japanese in Nagasaki] is a foreign affairs report written in 1850 presented to the Edo government. Betsudan f?setsusho ?????, such as these, were reports on foreign affairs made by the Dutch colonial government in Batavia which were presented to the Edo government when the Dutch ships came to Nagasaki. Since Japan was closed to most of world at this time, Betsudan f?setsusho ????? functioned as an extremely important source of information on foreign affairs for the Edo government. This interesting report covers events in the Netherlands, Dutch East Indies, China, Macau, British East Indies, Europe, Egypt, and North America. The document is full of interesting pieces of world news.Some notable events include:Mention of a rumour that the United States had stated the intention of trading with Japan, predicting the visit of Commodore Perry only three years later. Report of the imperial ceremony for the Royal succession in Amsterdam on 20th April 1849;A poor harvest in Java and the measures the colonial government took to prevent starvation among the locals. Notice of the Governor of Hong Kong Sir George Bonham's intention to visit Shanghai and Beijing, to negotiate with the Chinese government to try to make them fulfil their promises. This section also includes details of British warships operating off the East Indies and near China. Notice that the Chinese Emperor, Daoguang, died in February 1850 and that the prince had succeeded the throne. Report that the Governor of Macau, João Maria Ferreira do Amaral had cancelled the Qing government's ability to collect ground rent in Macau, that he had declared Macau a Portuguese colony in June 1849 and that in retribution the Governor was attacked and assassinated on the 5th of July by Chinese men who cut his head and a hand/s off.Notice that on the 8th of June, 1849 a six month cease-fire in the war between Denmark and Germany took place. A report stating that many foreigners, especially those from Europe, were coming to California for gold.The third and last report ????????? [Proposal on Coastal Defence] is a proposal to the Edo government about coastal defence by Ohanawa Sh?suke. Ohanawa Sh?suke was hatamoto, a direct retainer of the shogun part of his duties being a guard for the shogun. Ohanawa wrote this proposal as a reaction to the arrival of the American fleet in 1853 which eventually would lead to the opening up of Japan to the Western countries. He was against trade with foreign countries and argued that foreign ships be expelled. He believed that the Edo government should use this crisis as a chance to radically reform the government and recruit talented people for higher posts. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157023)....

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

      Published at the Office, No. 16 [also at nos 11 & 26], Wellington Street North. 1850-67 The last 5 numbers sewn as issued in their orig. blue printed wrappers, but with sewing replaced; occasional minor rubbing or spotting. Eighteen extra Christmas Numbers housed in two blue cloth double slipcases. The slipcases are a little damp-marked.A complete collection from A Christmas Tree

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

      Société bibliophile. 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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        Portrait of Robert Brown.

      Ipswich: n.p. but, 1850. Lithograph, 243 x 290 mm. Fine and rare separately-issued portrait of an important Australian figure, the botanist Robert Brown (1773-1858), naturalist on Flinders's Investigator voyage.A friendship with Jonas Dryander, librarian to Sir Joseph Banks, led to Brown's appointment as naturalist to accompany Matthew Flinders on his expedition. 'Before joining the Investigator Brown studied the Australian and other plants in Bank's collections, and the voyage undoubtedly helped him to develop the powers of acute observation and intense application which gained him the dominant position he held in the scientific world in the first half of the nineteenth century... ' (ADB).Brown's major work on Australian plants was his Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van Dieman published in 1810. He also contributed to Flinders's major publication A Voyage to Terra Australis.This is a rare portrait, recorded by Nan Kivell from a copy in his own collection, and of course now held in the National Library of Australia. Fine.

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        Presupuestos generales de gastos é ingresos para el año de 1850, segun la ley sancionada en 20 de Febrero del mismo año.

      Bound for presentation by Queen Isabella. Complete budgetary accounting for the year 1850, issued by the Spanish government, printed by a woman printer of Madrid, and here in an early example of the work of noted Madrid binder Ginesta. Binding: Signed presentation binding by Miguel Ginesta II of Madrid, of oxblood straight-grain morocco, covers framed in double gilt fillets surrounding gilt-stamped arabesques and the gilt-stamped coat of arms of Queen Isabella II of Spain; spine with gilt-stamped title and arabesques. Board edges and turn-ins gilt-stamped, pink moiré endpapers, all edges gilt.Provenance: Infante Duc de Montpensier (sixth son of King Louis Philippe), husband of the Infanta Maria Louisa (Queen Isabella's sister), with his bookplate.

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        The Deaths-Head Pipe. Original caricature.

      [c.1860?] Pencil, ink & watercolour, signed & inscribed. Framed & glazed.A young man smokes an opium pipe sat on an armchair legs stretched out towards an open fireplace. Beside him, emanating from the head of the pipe is a skeletal figure saying: 'I only let him smoke me to give a colour to the affair. He will soon be mine!' William McConnell, a one-time pupil of George Cruikshank, was a comic artist of some repute. He was the close friend of the Brothers Brough and of George Augustus Sala, for whom he made a set of elaborate drawings to illustrate Twice Round the Clock

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         Histoire de l'administration de la police de Paris depuis Philippe-Auguste jusqu'aux États Généraux de 1789, ou tableau moral et politique de la ville de Paris durant cette période

      Paris, Guillaumin, 1850, 2 vol. in 8°, de 2ff. XV-560pp. & 2ff. 560 pp., demi-chagrin Lavallière époque, dos orné, qq. rares rousseurs (ex-libris gravé Charles-Octave Arthaud de Viry) Bel exemplaire. Édition originale. Ouvrage majeur, selon Marcel Le Clère Biblio. de la police, nº 384 : "Un des ouvrages les plus complets depuis Delamare jusqu'à nos jours. Etude très sérieuse - avec textes à l'appui - de diverses attributions de la police non seulement dans ses tâches traditionnelles : politique, maintien de l'ordre et recherche criminelle, mais également en matière d'approvisionnement, d'hygiène, de voierie, etc...". L'auteur fut chef de bureau à la préfecture de police, il est l'auteur d'un traité sur les Classes dangereuses de la population des grandes villes.

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        Shadows from the past. Picked from the worm-holes on long-vanished days, and from the dust of oblivion raked.

      8vo. Contemporary purple roan, gilt fillet border, all edges gilt; calligraphic manuscript filling 108 pages in blue, black and red ink, initials illuminated in gilt and coloured pen-and-ink illustrations throughout; sometime skilfully rebacked, occasional spotting, very good indeed. An unusual and charming manuscript. A name or place has been carefully erased from the foot of the first leaf, and so we have no idea as to the authorship of this little book, but it is a fascinating collection of miscellaneous pieces on subjects as diverse as parsley, the origin of coffee, plum-pudding, street lamps, Egyptian heraldry, Inigo Jones, palm trees, the scold's bridle, the White Horse in Berkshire, sepulchral vases and apostle-spoons. Some of the passages have clearly been copied or paraphrased from popular texts, and may reveal something about the location of the writer. The section 'The Fatal Prediction', taken from a story called 'The Lone Tower', originally printed in the Repository of Arts and Literature, Fashion etc. in 1822 and subsequently anthologised elsewhere, tells the spooky story of Cook's Tower in Clifton, Bristol. Clifton is also the location of a passage taken directly from the memoirs of the author and translator Edward Mangin: "In the year 1828, I accidentally spoke of 'The Sorrows of Werter' in the library of a bookseller in Clifton" (The Parlour Window: Or Anecdotes, E. Lumby 1841, p. 83). This is inconclusive, however, as there are also pieces on Durham and a church in Caen, for example, and a piece taken from Charnock's Local Etymology of 1859 on the origins of the place-name Pimlico. Whoever the author was, he or she was marvellously skilled at miniature pen-and-ink illustrations, handling all subjects in impressive style, and the colour and gilding is generally thick and vibrant. This is a very charming item, beautifully crafted and full of surprising nuggets of arcane information.

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        Os Portuguezes em Africa, Asia, America, e Oceania. Obra Classica.

      First edition. Lisboa (Lisbon): Typ de Borges, 1848-1850. Seven volumes in four. 8vo. xxiv,183;224;215;208;213,(3);220;279,(1)pp. Errata page for Vol. 5 after p. 213; publisher's announcement of the Diccionario after p. 279 of vol. 7. Frontispiece portraits of the author in Vol., 1, of O Immortal Infante D. Henrique in Vol. 2; and portrait plates of D. Vasco da Gama and Antonio da Silveira in Vol. 5, and D. Alvaro de Castro and D. Joao de Castro in Vol. 6. Volume I begins with a comprehensive chronology of Portuguese exploration in Africa, Asia, America and Oceania, commencing in 1412, followed by descriptions of the voyages and discoveries. Contemporary marbled sheep, spines gilt with brown lettering labels. Marbled paper endpapers. Volume I with the bookseller label of Livraria de Joao Pereira da Silva, Lisboa; and also a label from Francis Edwards of London: "This Book was purchased in 1941 from London whilst the great battle for civilization was in progress." Rare. OCLC lists scant copies in any early edition. This edition not seen at auction since 1939. Not found in Hill or Cox. A Diccionario Geographico was subsequently issued, usually designated as Volume 8; this set contains the announcement for the dictionary on the leaf following Vol. 7, p. 279 as not yet ready. Where seen, the dictionary is usually with the second edition and bears an imprint different from that of Borges. A couple of the plates have light foxing; 1891 (?) ownership signature across the title of each volume, and with the title of Volume 1 with a light offset presumably from a clipping laid in. But essentially a near fine set with only traces of wear and rubbing. Text in Portuguese. Near fine.

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        The History and Practice of the Art of Photography; or the Production of Pictures, through the Agency of Light.

      New York: G.P. Putnam, 1850. Octavo, with several engraved diagrams; original cloth, gilt vignette on front cover. Rare: the first book on photography published in the United States of America: this second edition, with a new preface, significantly revised with additional information on the provision of materials and chemicals required for daguerreotype production. Most of the book is devoted to the daguerreotype process, although a short chapter of some eleven pages devoted to the history of photography describes the paper negative method with detailed practical instructions. Henry Hunt Snelling (1817-1897) was a keen photographer who also edited the Photographic Art Journal, a pioneering periodical of the 1850s. He was professionally involved in the sale of chemicals required for producing daguerreotypes, and also worked on the invention of specialised photographic equipment.The first edition of 1849 was a tremendous success and rapidly passed through four editions of 1000 copies each. In the preface to this second edition, Snelling expresses his gratitude while extolling photography as a creative medium: 'The rapid sale of the first edition proves conclusively, that our artists, not satisfied with the mere mechanical knowledge of the art, are, on the contrary, desirous of improving both it and themselves.' In response to public curiosity, the second edition contains new information on chemical and technical process: 'Since the publication of the first edition of the Art of Photography, so many inquiries have been made for the recipes used in the art, I have deemed it advisable to append everything of the of the kind to the present issue, that can possibly be of any benefit to the operator. I would, however, express the opinion that, that in most instances it would be preferable to purchase the compounds of good chemists, or the dealers in Daguerreotype stock, than to trust your own compounding.'All editions of this book are rare - both auction and sale records are scant. As a handbook exposed to the myriad hazards of practical use, the attrition rate of the Art of Photography was presumably high. Given these considerations, the present copy is well preserved in the original cloth featuring a gilt blocked image of the daguerreotype apparatus. Some staining of the preliminaries and final leaves, but a decent copy in original binding, the cloth faded, minor repair to foot of spine and a stain to front cover.

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        An Inquiry into the Principles of the Distribution of Wealth most conducive to Human Happiness. A New Edition by William Pare.

      Wm. S. Orr and Co.,, 1850. London, Wm. S. Orr and Co., 1850. Octavo. XXXII, 463 pages. Hardcover (contemporary, blindstamped publisher's cloth covered boards). The corners stronger bumped but this extremely rare volume in overall good to very good- condition with some clear signs of external wear. This second edition of special interest because of the editor William Pare's lengthy preface in which he talks about Thompson's philosophy, biography and his early decision to turn vegetarian and teetotal. William Thompson (1775 ? 28 March 1833) was an Irish political and philosophical writer and social reformer, developing from utilitarianism into an early critic of capitalist exploitation whose ideas influenced the Cooperative, Trade Union and Chartist movements as well as Karl Marx. Born into the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy of wealthy landowners and merchants of Cork society, his attempt to will his estate to the cooperative movement after his death sparked a long court case as his family fought successfully to have the will annulled. According to E. T. Craig, this decision to will his estate to the cooperative movement was taken after a visit to the pioneering Ralahine Commune.nBorn in Cork, William was the son and heir of one of the most prosperous merchants of that city, Alderman John Thompson, who held, amongst other offices, that of Mayor in 1794. William inherited the small trading fleet and landed estate near Glandore, West Cork after his father's death in 1814. Rejecting the role of absentee landlord commonly led by those of a similar situation, William based his living quarters on the estate and despite many travels, invested much time with the tenants on the estate introducing agricultural innovations, services and education for children aimed at improving the welfare and prosperity of the families present.nnVictim of weak health from an early age, Thompson became a non-smoker, teetotaller and vegetarian for the last 13 years of his life. These abstemious habits, he explained helped him in concentrating on his reading and writing. Nonetheless, by the 1830s he was suffering from a chest affliction that finally killed him on 28 March 1833. He had never married and left no direct heir.nAn enthusiastic student of the writers and ideas of the Enlightenment, particularly Condorcet, Thompson became a convinced egalitarian and democrat. His support for the French Revolution earned him the label of "Red Republican" from Cork society and his support for advocates of Catholic emancipation in elections further alienated him from the rest of his wealthy Protestant kith and kin.nnThompson was greatly impressed by the utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham with whom he corresponded and established a friendship, later staying at the English philosopher's house for several months in 1821?22 while visiting London. As well as Bentham, Thompson read and corresponded with other utilitarian contemporaries such as James Mill and was influenced, both positively and negatively, by William Godwin and Thomas Malthus. His desire to overcome the limitations of Godwin's "intellectual speculations" and Malthus's "mechanical speculations" led him to propose a new synthesis: social science ? Thompson was the first to introduce this term ? would combine political economy's concern with scientific materialism with utilitarianism's concern with rational morality.nIt was the contrasting ideas of Godwin and Malthus that spurred Thompson into the project of research into the role of distribution in political economy that led him to London and, in 1824, the publication of "An Inquiry into the Principles of the Distribution of Wealth most conducive to Human Happiness" . Thompson had also become acquainted with the work of the French utopian socialists including Charles Fourier, Henri Saint-Simon and the economist Sismondi.nnIn the Inquiry, Thompson follows the line of the labour theory of value put forward by Adam Smith. However he characterises the appropriation of the lion's share of surplus value by the capitalist owner of the tools of production as exploitation. He rejects the Malthus/Mill proposition that any increase in the wage of the workers can only result in their further immiseration, noting the self-serving nature of this theory for capitalists pressing for legislation to outlaw workers efforts to raise their wages. By applying the utilitarian principle of "the greatest good for the greatest number" to the existing and possible alternative schemes of distribution, Thompson comes down on the side of an egalitarian distribution of the product.nnOne of Thompson's colleagues in the Cooperative movement, John Minter Morgan, made the observation that he was the first to coin the term competitive to describe the existing economic system. The case for the originality of this work is further made by Max Nettlau who states: "[Thompson's] book, however, discloses his own evolution; having started with a demand for the full product of labour as well as the regulation of distribution, he ended up with his own conversion to communism, that is, unlimited distribution."nnIn 1827 fellow "Ricardian socialist" Thomas Hodgskin published Labour Defended which also characterised the appropriation of the lion's share of the fruits of production by landlord and capitalist as exploitation defrauding the worker of the full product of their labour. However, Hodgskin proposed that the road to economic justice for the labourer was through a reformed competitive system. Thompson replied with Labor Rewarded defending cooperative communism against Hodgskin's unequal wages.nAlthough he rejected the political and economic implications of Malthus' essay on population, Thompson recognised that, particularly in Ireland, unrestrained population growth did pose the threat of rising poverty. As such he was like Bentham and Francis Place an advocate of the benefits of contraception. Thompson's development of a critique of the contemporary status of women was most strongly influenced by his long-term close friendship with Anna Wheeler. He had met Wheeler while staying with Bentham and they moved in those utilitarian circles that included James Mill. It was the publication of the latter's "On Government" which called for the vote for men only, that aroused the fervent opposition of both Wheeler and Thompson and to the rebuttal in Appeal of One Half the Human Race...nThompson and others of the Cooperative movement have tended to be somewhat unfairly subsumed under the political label of Owenism. In fact, although his writings and social experiments at New Lanark had helped to bring the cooperative movement together, many, Thompson included, were critical of Owen's authoritarian and anti-democratic tendencies. Thompson further distrusted Owen's courtship of rich and powerful patrons, believing that the rich as a class could be never be expected to be in favour of any project of emancipation for the labouring poor as this would threaten their privilege. He also believed in the necessity of the workers in any co-operative community having eventual security of ownership of the community's land and capital property. He gained a considerable following within the cooperative movement for these positions and it was to distinguish themselves from Owen's positions that this wing of the movement began to adopt the label of "socialist or communionist" (Letter to "The Cooperative Magazine", London, November 1827, cited by OED as first documented use of socialist) rather than "Owenist".nnThese differences led to open confrontation between Thompson and Owen at the Third Cooperative Congress held in 1832 in London. Owen, perhaps discouraged by the failure of his attempted community at New Harmony, maintained that it was necessary to wait for Government and Stock Exchange support and investment into large scale communities. Thompson and his supporters contended that they must move towards establishing independent small scale communities based on the movement's own resources. The argument was not resolved at that congress and by the following one Thompson was unable to attend probably as a result of the illness that was to lead to his death in another five months.nnKarl Marx had come across Thompson's work on a visit to Manchester in 1845 and cites it in passing in The Poverty of Philosophy (1847) and also in Capital itself. However the same can be said of other of the proto-socialist political economists such as Thomas Hodgskin, John Gray, John Francis Bray. It seems surprising then, that the likes of Beatrice and Sidney Webb would characterise Marx as "the illustrious disciple" of Thompson and Hodgskin. Sentiments also echoed by the likes of Harold Laski and other British historians of socialism. In this they were accepting the earlier thesis in Anton Menger's Right to the Whole Produce of Labour (1899), amalgamating all the aforementioned into a homogeneous category of Ricardian socialists which obscured the important differences between Thompson's communist critique of Hodgskin's "market libertarian" position. (Wikipedia)nn______________________nnPARE, WILLIAM (1805-1873), co-operator, son of John Pare, cabinet-maker and upholsterer, of Birmingham, was born there in 1805. He was apprenticed to his father, but became a reporter. He subsequently engaged in business as a tobacco and cigar retailer in New Street, Birmingham. Early in life he helped to found a mechanics' institution in that town, and joined the small group of men who were trying to obtain a reform in the parliamentary representation. He also took part in the agitation for the repeal of the test and corporation acts, and for Roman catholic emancipation. On the formation of the 'Political Union in 1830' he became a member of the council, when he advocated extension of the suffrage, shorter parliaments, and vote by ballot. On 7 Aug. 1832 he drafted and moved in the parish church three resolutions against the payment of church rates. The petition, then adopted and sent by him to Hume, was the last presented to the unreformed House of Commons. When the 'Reformers' Registration Society' was established in 1835, Pare became secretary. He was the first registrar of Birmingham under the act legalising civil marriages (6 and 7 Will. iv. c. 85). As a member of the charter committee appointed in 1837, he actively promoted the incorporation of the town, and was a member of the first town council. Meanwhile Pare had become widely known as an able disciple of Robert Owen [q. v.] Converted to his teaching by William Thompson of Cork, Pare was one of the founders in 1828 of the first Birmingham co-operative society, at the anniversary of which he presided on 28 Dec. 1829. In the following year he attracted notice by the lectures he gave in support of co-operation at Liverpool, Manchester, Bolton, Chester, and other places. From May 1830, when the first co-operative congress was held at Manchester, until 1838, he constantly attended the congresses as one of the secretaries. From 1832 he advocated the establishment of labour exchanges, and mainly through his efforts the one at Birmingham had some success. He was one of the trustees of the property bequeathed for co-operative purposes by William Thompson of Cork in 1833; and when the heirs-at-law instituted an action in the Irish court of chancery, he went to Ireland to watch over the interests of the trustees, lecturing at various co-operative centres on the way. He was vice-president of Owen's society, 'The Association of all Classes of all Nations,' of which the central board was established at Birmingham. He continued an active member of the board until its removal to London in 1840. Forced to resign his registrarship in consequence of his socialistic opinions, he left Birmingham in November 1842, when he was presented with a public testimonial. From 1842 to 1844 he was acting-governor of Owen's community at Queenwood, Hampshire. He removed to London in 1844, and as a railway statist he was frequently employed to prepare reports for presentation to parliament for some of the principal lines projected in England, on the continent, in India, Algeria, and in many other countries. From 1846 to 1865 he lived near Dublin, engaged in the management of ironworks at Clontarf, Liverpool, and Chepstow. On Owen's death in 1858 he became his literary executor. He was honorary secretary to the committee by which the co-operative congress was called in 1869, and afterwards to the central board. He presided at the Owen centenary in 1871, and gave an address on the life of Owen. He died, after a long illness, on 18 June 1873, at the house of his son, Ruby Lodge, Park Hill, Croydon, and he was buried on 23 June in Shirley Churchyard, near Croydon. By his will he left all books, papers, and pictures in his possession relating to social subjects, together with 50/., to any institute or trust founded on the model of an Owen institute suggested by him.nnPare published: 1. ?The Claims of Capital and Labour, with a Sketch of practical Measures for their Conciliation,? London, 1854, 8vo. 2. ?A Plan for the Suppression of the Predatory Classes,? a paper read before the third department of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science; reprinted from the ?Transactions,? 1862, London, 1862, 8vo. 3. ?Co-operative Agriculture: a Solution of the Land Question, as exemplified in the History of the Relahine Co-operative Association, County Clare, Ireland,? London, 1850, 8vo. He also edited William Thompson's ?Inquiry into the Principles of the Distribution of Wealth most conducive to Human Happiness;? 2nd ed. London, 1850, 8vo. He was a frequent contributor to co-operative newspapers. At the time of his death he was engaged in writing the life of Robert Owen from the correspondence and other materials in his possession.nnPare married Ann Oakes of Market Drayton, Shropshire, by whom he had issue John Clement, Caroline, and Emma Amelia; the last-named married Thomas Dixon Galpin. Mrs. Pare died in 1886. (Wikisource) n

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        Narrative of the wreck of the Favorite on the Island of Desolation Detailing the Adventures Sufferings and Privations of John Nunn an historical account of the Island and its whale and seal fisheries


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        "Expedition der Sloop Blagonamjerenny... " [in] Archiv für die wissenschaftliche Kunde von Russland...

      Berlin: Reimer, 1850. Octavo pamphlet, folding plate, comprising a single issue of the journal, the Gillsen account on pp. 272-94; an unopened copy in the original printed lime-green wrappers. The first detailed abstract of the Vasil'ev/Shishmarev voyage published outside Russia, based on the extremely rare Russian original published two years previously in 1849. The companion expedition of Bellingshausen is now well-known for the dearth of contemporary published material, and this Arctic voyage was not served any better. This German translation of Gillsen's account is the first European translation of a work that was not translated into English until 1983 (Rhea Josphson, Ethnohistory in the Arctic). The title translates as "Expedition of the Sloop Blagonamjerenny to explore the Asiatic and American shores beyond the Bering-Strait in the years 1819 to 1822", and the work made the 1849 St. Petersburg publication available for the first time to a wider European audience.In 1819 the Russian Admiralty undertook a double polar expedition under Bellingshausen/Lazarev (Antarctic) and Vasil'ev/Shishmarev (Arctic). The sloop Otkrytie (Discovery) was under the command of M.N. Vasil'ev, while the sloop Blagonamerennyi (Good Intent) was under the command of G.S. Shishmarew. Leaving Kronstadt in 1819 the expedition reached Port Jackson via Rio de Janeiro and the Cape of Good Hope. The two ships sailed north to Kamchatka, mapping Nukufetau Atoll en route, and naming the "Inseln des Blagonamerennyi". The ships spent some time on both shores of the Bering Sea, and particularly explored Otkrytie Island (Nunivak). Heavy pack ice beyond the Bering Strait stopped the expedition from their planned work in the deeper reaches of the Chukchi Sea. No official report was published, and the only eyewitness account from either ship was written by the midshipman of the Blagonamerennyi, Karl Karlovitch Gillsen, and published in the St. Petersburg journal Otechestvennyie Zapiski in 1849.On the Russian expeditions see: Barratt, The Russians and Australia, pp. 87ff & Russia in Pacific Waters, pp. 201-2; Howgego II, R34, T3. Excellent condition.

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        Colomba suivi de La mosaïque

      Charpentier. Later collected edition, first in part since the author corrected both texts. Rare autograph inscription signed by Prosper Mérimée on half-title. Covers and spine restored and reinforced, marginal repairs to half-title. A light and clear marginal dampstain to head of second page, almost no spotting. With a brown cloth slipcase lined in beige felt. Charpentier Paris 1850 11,5x18,5cm broché sous chemise-étui

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        Le vin des honnêtes gens

      Origniale edition of this poem to be published seven years later in the "Flowers of Evil".Binding half morocco chocolate brown back with five nerfssertis golden threads and adorned with golden jewels, tail golden initials, traces of rubbings on spine, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, all edges gilt .Very rare publication of what constitutes the fourth printed work of Charles Baudelaire and prefiguring the "Flowers of Evil". In Le Magasin des familles Paris Juin 1850 16x26,5cm relié

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