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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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        ROTTACH-EGERN. "Egern". Blick über den See auf Ort und Bergpanorama, links die Kirche, vorne Uferstreifen.

      - Bleistiftzeichnung, bez. wie oben, unleserlich signiert, um 1850, 21,5 x 31 cm. Fein ausgeführte Zeichnung, vor allem die Gebäude. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Gesamtansicht, mit den Falkenbergen, "Fischbach".

      - Aquarell v. W. Malitzius ( Malitzins ?), um 1850, 28,2 x 21,7 Sehr schöne Ansicht aus der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Alt auf einen Untersatzkarton montiert und darunter mit Bleistift bezeichnet und signiert. - [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Don Pirlone a Roma. Memorie di un Italiano dal... M. Pinto Anno 1850 Completo

      1850. Opera assai rara e ricercata "Don Pirlone a Roma. Memorie di un Italiano dal 1° settembre 1848 al 31 dicembre 1850" Tre volumi in 4°, cm. 34,00 x cm. 26,00; pagine 216 + 100 tavole, 208 + 100 tavole e 220 + 106 tavole. Antiporta illustrata a ciascun volume. Opera completa di tutte le sue pagine e presenti tutte le meravigliose 306 tavole allegorico - caricaturali fuori testo. Legatura originale in cart. rigido a stampa con vignette impresse a ciascun piatto anteriore, dorsi rinforzati anticamente in carta. Presente timbro di una biblioteca dell'immigrazione alle antiporte, fioriture marginali. Complessivamente esemplare genuino e marginoso che possiede la particolarità di avere le tavole stampate su carta di Cina ed applicate, onde evitarne la fioritura, e di averle tutte presenti. Celebre opera di dissacrante satira politica, soprattutto contro il Papato, la Francia e l'Austria, le cui tavole provengono prevalentemente dal giornale romano Don Pirlone, quotidiano apparso nel 1848 e 1849. Autore: Michelangelo Pinto Editore: Alessandro Fontana Anno di pubblicazione: 1850, seconda edizione. Opera completa I?moti del 1848, detti anche?rivoluzione del '48?o?Primavera dei popoli?furono un'ondata di?moti rivoluzionari?borghesi?che sconvolsero l'Europa nel?1848?e nel?1849. Scopo dei moti fu abbattere i governi della?Restaurazione?per sostituirli con governi liberali. Il loro impatto storico fu così profondo e violento che nel linguaggio corrente è entrata in uso l'espressione «fare un quarantotto» per sottintendere una improvvisa confusione e scompiglio. La prima agitazione europea del 1848 si verificò in Italia: la?rivoluzione siciliana?che esplose il 12 gennaio di quell'anno, che rappresentò la prima miccia dell'esplosione europea. L'insurrezione siciliana, infatti, spinse in un primo momento i Borbone a concedere il ritorno nell'Isola alla?costituzione del 1812. Seguì una rivoluzione a?Napoli, il 27, che costrinse, due giorni dopo,?Ferdinando II?a promettere una Costituzione, promulgata l'11 febbraio. Lo stesso 11 febbraio?Leopoldo II di Toscana, cugino primo dell'imperatore?Ferdinando I d'Austria, concesse la Costituzione, nella generale approvazione dei suoi sudditi. L'esempio borbonico fu seguito da?Carlo Alberto di Savoia?con lo Statuto Albertino e da?Papa Pio IX?con lo Statuto Fondamentale. Solo il re piemontese mantenne però lo Statuto. In Sicilia il parlamento proclamò in marzo l'indipendenza, che sarebbe durata fino al maggio?1849. Nel napoletano la concessione e la successiva repressione delle libertà costituzionali, portò dal maggio al settembre di quell'anno a una serie di moti. In tutto il?Regno Lombardo-Veneto?scoppiarono rivolte, come le?Cinque giornate di Milano?che sfociarono nella?prima guerra di indipendenza. Nello Stato Pontificio una rivolta interna estromise papa Pio IX dai suoi poteri temporali e portò alla costituzione della?Repubblica Romana. La rivoluzione delle?Cinque giornate di Milano?e altre proteste indussero il Re?Carlo Alberto a dichiarare guerra all'Austria. Le truppe vennero presto sconfitte e solo quelle francesi poterono far retrocedere gli austriaci. La successiva ascesa al trono di?Vittorio Emanuele II?fece del?Piemonte?il motore propulsore del processo di?unificazione italiana?che tuttavia si sarebbe ottenuto solo nel?1861. Per quanto i Moti del '48 furono sedati abbastanza velocemente, le vittime furono decine di migliaia:?il destino della democrazia europea ci è sfuggito di mano?dichiarerà?Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. Gli storici concordano che la Primavera dei popoli fu, alla fin fine, soprattutto un sanguinoso fallimento, se si eccettua la concessione dello?Statuto Albertino?nel?Regno di Sardegna?da parte di?Carlo Alberto di Savoia, l'unica costituzione non revocata di quelle concesse o votate nel 1848-49. Vi furono tuttavia radicali e notevoli effetti a lungo termine:?Germania?e Italia sarebbero presto arrivate all'unificazione facendo leva anche sulla necessità di?autodeterminazione dei popoli. Analogamente l'Ungheria?sarebbe giunta ad un parziale riconoscimento della propria autonomia (a discapito della popolazione?slava) grazie all'Ausgleich?del?1867. In?Prussia?e?Austria?fu abolito il feudalesimo, mentre in?Russia?fu eliminata la?servitù della gleba nel 1861. L'Opera vanta 306 tavole allegorico - caricaturali sullo stato dell'Italia del tempo, incisione su rame ricca di significato e rappresentazione mediante satirica dissacrante della condizione della nostra penisola oppressa. Le tavole furono in parte riprese dal giornale romano Don Pirlone, quotidiano, uscito dal 1settembre 1848 al 2 luglio 1849 (con una interruzione dl 29 aprile al 7 maggio 1849), ma in parte furono realizzate appositamente per questa opera. Tra gli incisori sono presenti anche i nomi di Ratti, Vaiani, Monneret, Gallucci, Pichi, Masutti. Il titolo Don Pirlone deriva quasi sicuramente da una maschera creata dallo scrittore satirico Girolamo Gigli (1660 - 1722). Si trattava di una specie di Tartufo molieresco, ispirato ad una figura reale, il canonico Feliciati di Sarteano. Nei tre volumi l'avvocato Michelangiolo Pinto raccolse tutto il pubblicato del giornale, che fu il più temuto e allo stesso tempo il più apprezzato tra i molteplici giornali satirici che si pubblicavano nella Roma di Pio IX all'epoca delle grandi riforme volute dal Papa. I romani gli dedicarono perfino una canzone (Davanti un numero di gran persone - che mi salutano Viva Pirlone!). Anche gli avversari politici ne riconobbero l'efficacia e la bellezza delle tavole. Il 22 marzo 1849 apparve con il cappello frigio per incitare alla resistenza contro i francesi. Il Pinto, nato a Roma nel 1818, spentosi nel 1910, già comproprietario ed articolista del celebre periodico satirico "DonPirlone", riparò a Torino dopo la caduta della Repubblica Romana; scrivendo la presente opera egli vi trasfuse lo stesso mordace spirito polemico che aveva animato il quasi omonimo periodico: "Edotti dall'esperienza, sappiamo quale profonda traccia lascino nell'animo umano gli incancellabili colpi del ridicolo". Bertarelli, 6395.?Bibliogr. d. età del Risorgimento, II, 249.

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        Vergeet Mij Niet

      Amsterdam: Johannes Guijkens, [ca. 1850]. 12mo. Original light blue printed card wrappers. 24pp printed on high quality paper with eight superb full-page hand-colored plates. An exceptionally fine copy with virtually no signs of wear. Scarce.

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        Administration des Haras. Atlas Statistique de la Production des Chevaux en France; documents pour servir à l'histoire naturelle-agricole des races chevalines du pays.

      Paris: Paul Dupont 1850 - FIRST EDITION. Large folio. (61 x 44 cm.). Title, pp.[iv] and 26 numbered text leaves. Bound in half brown buckram over original marbled paper covered boards. Armorial bookplate of the Royal Agricultural Society. 27 full page hand-coloured maps and 55 lithographed illustrations on india paper on 31 leaves (7 full page, 24 two to a page) by Hyppolyte Lalaisse. Intermittent slight spotting, light dampstain towards the end in top left corner. An impressively illustrated work detailing stud farms and horse production throughout France. Eugene Gayot (1808-1891) was at this time Inspecteur Général chargé de la direction des Haras. Hippolyte Lalaise (1810-1884) was a fine and prolific illustrator of mainly military and equine subjects. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Echyngham of Echyngham

      george barclay 1850 - Nice rare book on genealogy of the echngham's of Echyngham it was privately printed , condition good, slight lifting on marle paper covers to bottom margins, internally clean, corners a bit bumped. this is ia presentation copy to Heney Hallam from the authors. wikipedia "Henry Hallam FRS FRSE FSA (9 July 1777 – 21 January 1859) was an English historian. Educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, he practised as a barrister on the Oxford circuit for some years before turning to history. His major works were View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages (1818), The Constitutional History of England (1827), and Introduction to the Literature of Europe, in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (1837). Although he took no part in politics himself, he was well acquainted with the band of authors and politicians who led the Whig party. In an 1828 review of Constitutional History, Robert Southey claimed that the work was biased in favour of the Whigs." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Wanderings of a pilgrim in search of the picturesque, during four-and-twenty years in the East ; with, Revelations of life in the Zenana. Volume II

      London : Richardson 1850 - Volume 2 of 2 only.xiii + 523 pages : illustrations (some colour); 28 cm. front cover, frontis & spine are loose & worn. corners rubbed. plates have water staining to edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Den 25de Juli 1850 / The Battle of Idsted

      H. J. Bing & Son, Paris 1850 - Image Size : 425x645 (mm), 16.75x25.375 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 525x680 (mm), 20.625x26.75 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph

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        Atlas historique. - Souvenirs historiques. - Tableaux et cartes.[Montpellier?], [date on spine of vol. 1:] 1851. 3 volumes. Folio (vol. 1) and large 4to (vols. 2-3). Neatly written manuscripts on paper with 23 graphically vibrant maps, coloured in outline with subtly shaded washes in grey (for the coasts) and numerous bright colours (for political boundaries), and with calligraphic headings. Contemporary bindings: vol. 1 red half goatskin; vol. 2 black half goatskin; vol. 3 black sheepskin.

      - A 3-volume historical manuscript atlas with beautiful manuscript maps, the volumes titled: Atlas historique, Souvenirs historiques and Tableaux et cartes. The Atlas historique contains finely calligraphed chronological tables displaying events in ecclesiastical history, the history of the Roman Empire and France, from the first century to 1850, followed by coloured double-page maps of France, the Ottoman Empire, Europe and the Roman Empire. The Souvenir historiques has the same structure, but is solely devoted to the history of England, Spain, Germany and Italy, covering the period from the fifth century to 1850, with coloured double-page maps of the British Isles, the Iberian Peninsula, the German states, and Italy. The Cartes et tableaux is the most ambitious volume, containing no fewer than 14 coloured double-page maps, including two world maps, maps of Africa, Asia, America, Oceania, Europe, etc., and numerous chronological tables.The ink has sometimes left a browned shadow on the back of the leaves or facing leaves and occasionally eaten a small hole in the paper, but the atlas is otherwise in very good condition. Bindings slightly chafed. A graphically vibrant French historical manuscript atlas.

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        SCHWERIN., Gesamtansicht von Südwesten mit Blick über den Burgsee, rechts das Schloß.

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von F. Frank nach Carl Frühsorge, um 1850, 30 x 57 cm. Prächtige Ansicht, die auch das 1836 eröffnete Staatstheater, die Kollegiengebäude, den Schweriner Dom St. Marien und St. Johannis zeigt. - Im sehr breiten Rand kleine hinterlegte Einrisse, sonst tadellos. Bra-Me-Po, Souvenir-Blätter

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        SCHWERIN., "Schwerin von der Nord-Seite". Gesamtansicht (21 x 30,5 cm), umgeben von 20 weiteren Ansichten.

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Gustav Frank, um 1850, 33 x 48 cm. Sehr dekoratives Souvenirblatt mit Darstellung aller wichtigen Gebäude und Sehenswürdigkeiten. - Mit breitem Rand und in tadelloser Erhaltung. Bra-Me-Po, Souvenir-Blätter

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        BURGHAUSEN., "Burghausen mit seinen Umgebungen". Gesamtansicht von Ach aus (15 x 24 cm), umgeben von 10 Teilansichten.

      Lithographie von I. Lutzenberger, um 1850, 32 x 37 cm. Nicht bei Lentner. - Die Randansichten zeigen u.a.: Marktplatz, die Wöhre, Rathaus, St. Mariaberg, Schloß Piesing, Kloster Raitenhaslach. - Gerahmt. - Seltenes und dekoratives Souvenirblatt. BAYERN, Oberbayern, Souvenir-Blätter

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        FRIEDLAND., Gesamtansicht (ca. 21 x 35 cm), umgeben von 12 weiteren Ansichten in reicher floraler Umrandung.

      Tuschfederzeichnung über Bleistift, um 1850, 41 x 57 cm. Vorzeichnung (auf Transparentpapier) für ein Souvenirblatt der nordböhmischen Stadt. - Aufgezogen, mit mehreren Knick- und Faltstellen. Hochinteressantes Rarissimum. Aquarell/Zeichnung, Europa, Souvenir-Blätter, Tschechoslowakei (ehem.)

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        LINDAU., "Erinnerung an Lindau". Gesamtansicht, umgeben von 11 kleinen Ansichten.

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von F. Röhrig bei J.A. Enderlin, Lindau, um 1850, 15 x 20 cm. Nicht bei Schefold. - Die kleinen Ansichten zeigen u.a. Marktplatz, Giebelbach, Schachen-Bad, Holdereggen, Villa S.K.H. Pr. Luitpold, See-Hafen, Lindenhof, Moos usw. - Die hübsche Ansicht sauber und frisch. BAYERN, Schwaben, Souvenir-Blätter

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      Giuseppe Civelli, 1850. Storia delle conquiste, delle vittorie e nuove scoperte de' francesi dopo la presa d'Algeri fino ai giorni nostri. 2voll.-formato in 8°-legatura in mezza pelle con carta marmorizzata ai piatti- 868+720 pagine-95 illustrazioni eseguite in litografia con colorazione a mano coeva, 60 nel primo vol. e 35 nel secondo vol.- piccolo restauro a pagina 720 ed al''ultima tavola del II vol.-pubblicato a Firenze presso Civelli 1850-1851. Legatura da riordinare.

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        Reis van den Mississippi naar de kusten van den Grooten Oceaan.Zutphen, A.E.C. van Someren, 1858-1859. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 double-page page tinted lithographed plates and a folding tinted lithographed map (29 x 47 cm) tracking Möllhausen's journey. Near contemporary blue half cloth.

      - Howes M-713; Howgego, 1850-1940, M77; NCC (5 copies); cf. Hill 1174-1175. First and only edition of the Dutch translation of a travel account by the German traveller, artist and writer Heinrich Baldwin Möllhausen (1825-1905) translated by Hendrik Carel Michaëlis (1818-1896). ''Möllhausen, in the capacity of artist and naturalist, accompanied the expedition sent out under Amiel Weeks Whipple . for the preliminary survey of a railway route to the Pacific Ocean. He particularly devoted himself to a study of the Indians and their antiquities. The route followed was from Forth Smith in Arkansas across New Mexico and the Indian territories to the California coast at San Pedro'' (Hill). The preface is written by Alexander von Humboldt, a friend and patron of Möllhausen. The plates show views of buffalo around column-like sandstone buttes in the northwest Texas prairie and hunters with mules in the petrified forest in New Mexico's Rio Secco valley. The views (drawn by the author) and map (drawn by Henry Lange) were printed for the German edition and retain their German captions.Modern bookplates on paste-downs. With some mostly marginal foxing in the plates and adjacent leaves, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding with minor traces of wear. Dutch edition of the ''experiences and observations of the author while with the Whipple expedition, of which this is the best account'' (Howes).

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        In Memoriam

      London: Edward Moxon, 1850. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. vg- to vg+. Small octavo. (viii) 210pp. Period green pebbled leather boards with gilt lettering on the spine. All edges of the book block in gilt. Binding by James Hayday. The publication is a first edition, first printing of the acclaimed work by Tennyson. The poem serves as a memorial tribute to the deceased poet Arthur Henry Hallam, a close friend of Tennyson, and is written in iambic tetrameter. Binding with some minor scratches and smudging to the covers. Corners and some edges with some rubbing. Spine with rubbing to hinges and at head & tail. Interior with some light foxing to interior covers and endpapers. Bidding in overall very good-, interior in very good+ condition overall.

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        Borta är bra, men hemma är bäst. Berättelse om en färd till Ostindien, Nord-Amerika, Kalifornien, Sandwichs-Öarna och Australien åren 1852-1857.Stockholm, (back of title-page: Söderköping, 1859). 8vo. With wood-engraved view showing the bay of Sydney on page 312. Slightly later boards.

      - 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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        Album musicale.

      1850. Album di cm. 26 x 19, pp. (128) con solo pentagramma musicale vergine. Splendida legatura in piena pelle interamente decorata a secco e con fregi in oro (alla cattedrale), dentelles interne e tagli dorati. Perfetta conservazione.

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        Coleccion de 24 canciones y jarabes mexicanos arreglados para Piano ( + text / voice ).

      ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - wohl um 1850 erschienen ), Mit illustriertem lithographiertem Umschlagtitel und 41 gestochenen Seiten mit Noten und Text, illustrierte OBroschur, 4 ( 32,5 x 26,5 cm ),. Der schöne lithographierte Titel zeigt ein mexikanisches Paar in Landestracht. Untenstehend auf dem Titel als Verlagsangabe: *Almacen des musica de j.A. Böhme, Hamburgo*. Die Broschur stärker fleckig, stoch- und fingerfleckig, angestaubt, mit Randläsionen. Innen Seiten fleckig, stock- und fingerfleckig, teils auch stärker, teils etwas schimmelfleckig zum Iinnenfalz hin. Obere Ecke innen ab Seite 20 mit Eckabriß ( ohne Text.- oder Notenverlust ). - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 250 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Sammelband mit 61 Mustertafeln für Möbel.:

      Paris u. Frankfurt, um 1850. - Quer-4°. 61 kolorierte lithogr. Tafeln. Halbleder der Zeit, (Rücken erneuert). Davon 15 Tafeln aus "Le Garde-meuble simple (et) ancien et moderne". Paris, Guilmard; 6 Tafeln von der lithogr. Anstalt B. Dorndorf, Frankfurt; 1Tafel aus der lithogr. Anst. See in Bockenheim (Frankfurt); 36 Tafeln gez. v. Kimbel, gedruckt bei Streng u. Schneider, Frankfurt und 1 Tafel ohne Zuordnung. - Teils etwas stockfleckig, einige Blatt leicht angerändert. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bogliastro (Duché de Gènes)

      1850 ca.. mm 240x373

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        HANNOVER., "Hannover mit Umgebungen". Gesamtansicht vom Lindner Berg (20,5 x 28,5 cm), umgeben von 20 kleineren (je ca. 4,5 x 7 cm) Teilansichten.

      Altkol. Lithographie von Gustav Frank bei Rocca, um 1850, 32,5 x 46 cm. Die hübschen Randansichten zeigen u.a. Aegidienkirche, Königl. Palais, Schloss, Montbrillant, Bad Limmer, verschiedene Kirchen, Landschaftshaus, Schützenhaus, Schloss Herrenhausen. - Im Ganzen leicht gebräunt, kleinere restaurierte Randeinrisse. Sehr dekoratives Altkolorit. Gerahmt. Niedersachsen, Souvenir-Blätter

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        Pencil Drawing: "View of the City of Newburyport" In Naïve Manner

      1850. 1 vols. Image (10 x 14 inches). Framed. Fine. 1 vols. Image (10 x 14 inches).

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      Washington, 1850. 250pp. plus two folding maps and seventy-two lithographed plates, several handcolored, some folding (plates are numbered to 75; plates 2, 21, and 39 were not issued). Modern half morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt. Blind-pressure stamp on titlepage of Theodore J. Hoover, brother of President Herbert Hoover and founding dean of the Stanford School of Engineering. One map with 3-inch closed tear. Moderate age toning to text and plates. Else very good. This report was most important for the opening of travel and settlement in West Texas and New Mexico. By these explorations a supply and potential railroad route was surveyed across West Texas, and this became the main passageway for soldiers, settlers, and gold seekers. The surveyors were pleased with what they saw, pointing out the large population which could be supported in the Rio Grande Valley as well as the strategic importance of El Paso. The Simpson report is one of the first thorough surveys in New Mexico. Related to it are the many handsome plates and one of the maps. The other map shows the routes across Texas. The plates in the Simpson report make it an important American color plate book. WAGNER-CAMP 184. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 111. GRAFF 2228. HOWES J170. RAINES, p.128.

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      London. 1850. - Two volumes. [4],x,[2],347,[1];[2],413,[1]pp. plus twenty- three plates (including frontispieces). Original blindstamped cloth, spines gilt. Cloth faded and edgworn, especially at spine ends. Hinges weak in first volume, cracking in second volume. Scattered light foxing. About very good. In a folding cloth box, gilt morocco spine label. The author sailed from the East Coast to California via Rio de Janeiro and Cape Horn, a journey to which he devotes three chapters. Ryan initially went to California to fight with the First Regiment of New York Volunteers in the Mexican- American War, and afterward sought "relief from the monotony of civilized life, in a more congenial and adventurous existence amidst the wilds and mountains of California." He spent some time in the Stanislaus diggings, but found opportunities in trading goods such as pistols and rifles to be more remunerative. Includes a chapter on the geographical features of the country, including mineral wealth. "The charming narrative of an artist and bohemian who left unrecorded but little that he saw. His descriptions are among the best of his time" - Cowan. "Both text and illustrations are among the best of the period" - Howes. "The plates by Ryan furnish the reader with some of the best contemporary views of mining, cities, pueblos, and daily life in California" - Kurutz. HOWES R558, "aa." SABIN 74532. GRAFF 3626. HILL 1508. COWAN, p.547. KURUTZ 548b. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 173. STREETER SALE 2646.

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        Knabenporträt mit braunem Filzhut und roter Krawatte. Ölgemälde auf Leinwand.

      - Bildmaß: 30 x 25 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), aufwendig alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 43,5 x 38 cm ). Das Bild unsigniert, undatiert ( wohl um 1850 ). Der Rahmen mit kleiner montierter Metallplakette * Johs. Jensssen 1843 – 1861 *, verso mit Klebezettel * Johs. Jenssen 1818 – 1873. Von 1843 – 1861 lebte er in Charlottenburg, Knabenportrait *, des ferneren mit handschriftlichen Angaben in Bleistift auf dem Rahmen u.a. der Bezeichnung *Kai N. *. Gezeigt wird ein melancholisch aussehender Knabe im Porträt nach rechts. Das Bild eingedunkelt ( sollte wohl gereinigt werden ), ansonsten von guter Erhaltung. Der Rahmen etwas bestoßen. ( Literatur: Thieme-Becker, Band XVIII, Seite 517 ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Burmesische Handschrift in Sanskrit auf Reispapier. Faltleporello mit 58 beidseitig beschriebenen bzw. 11 farbig illustrierten, handgemalten Segmenten (11 x 35 cm.). Gesamt: 35 x 640 cm.

      Alte burmesische Bilderhandschrift ( 1850 entstanden ) mit 11 großformatigen ( auf jeweils 3 Segmenten also im Format 33 x 35 ) handgemalten Bildern die religiöse Szenen, Szenen aus der Mythologie sowie Landschaften zeigen. Gemalt unter Verwendung von Gold und Silber. Das Leporello mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren: Bindung defekt, erste Segmente lose, Ecken und Kanten beschädigt, teils berieben, teils etwas fleckig sowie zum Falz hin fast durchgehend mit einigen Wurmspuren. - sehr selten ( Gewicht 500 Gramm ) Burmese manuscript on rice paper. Folded leporello with 58 recto and verso inscribed / illustrated segments. - With 11 color ills to 3 segments each. - First 2 segments and last segment loose, hinges loose/ with tears, some fraying and worming. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        VENEDIG., "Ein Morgen in Venedig". Ein junger Fischer schläft in seinem Kahn vor der Silhouette von Venedig, rechts mehrere Segelschiffe.

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

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

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

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        Rechtsgeschichte der Stadt und Republik Lucern.

      - 1850 - 4 Bände. 8°- Titelbl., XXII S., 1 Bl., 787 S.; Titelbl., 913 S., 1 S.; 2 Bl.,387 S., 1 Bl., 226 S.; 1 Bl., 771 S. Neuere Halblederbände mit Rückenschildern und etwas Rückenvergoldung. 1. Die Geschichte der Entstehung des Freistaats und seines Gebiets. - Die innere Rechtsgeschichte bis zum Ende des fünfrehnten Jahrunderts. - 3. Das sechzehnte, siebzehnte und achtzehnte Jahrundert. Erste Abtheilung. - 4. Das sechzehnte, siebzehnte und achtzehnte Jahrundert. - Einbände leicht berieben. Etwas stockfleckig, erste und letzte Seiten jeweils stärker. Band 3: Rücken fleckig.

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        David Copperfield

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1850. With illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo (210 x 132 mm). Contemporary green half calf, marbled paper boards, spine gilt-lettered direct, blind rules to boards, green endpapers, edges marbled. Frontispiece with tissue guard, vignette title page. Bookplate to front pastedown, signed on half-title. Some wear and rubbing to extremities, tear to head of spine, foxing to endpapers and throughout, oxidisation to plates as usual, a very good copy. First edition, early issue, with most (but not all) of the errata listed by Smith. In the preface to a later edition (1867), Dickens would call the novel his "favourite child". It is generally considered to be his masterpiece, and is his first first-person novel.

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        The Scarlet Letter

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. First edition, with Hawthorne's signature bound in. Bound without the ads, a few touches to joints and tips. 8vo. 322pp. Title-page printed in red and black. Red morocco gilt, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in two, a repeated leafy block in the rest, two triple-fillet panels on the sides, turn-ins gilt, top edges gilt, by P. B. Sanford; original cloth covers and spine bound in at end. Provenance: Alfred Nathan (morocco bookplate); with Inman's (1975 slip laid-in). Inlaid to size to a sheet facing the title is Hawthorne's signature as customs examiner. BAL 7600; Clark A16.1; Grolier American 59.

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        Vue de Singapour

      Artist: ; issued in: Paris; date: 1850 - - technic: Lithography; colorit: original colored; condition: Perfect condition; size in cm : 21 x 32 - description: Very decorative Lithography view of Singapore arround 1850. The islands were settled in the second century AD and subsequently belonged to a series of local empires. Modern Singapore was founded in 1819 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles as a trading post of the East India Company with permission from the Johor Sultanate. The British obtained sovereignty over the island in 1824, and Singapore became one of the British Straits Settlements in 1826. Occupied by the Japanese during World War II, Singapore became independent from the United Kingdom in 1963 and united with other former British territories to form Malaysia, from which it was expelled two years later through a unanimous act of parliament. Singapore has since developed rapidly, earning recognition as one of the Four Asian Tigers.In 1819, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles arrived and signed a treaty with Sultan Hussein Shah of Johor, on behalf of the British East India Company, to develop the southern part of Singapore as a British trading post. In 1824, the entire island became a British possession under a further treaty with the Sultan, as well as the Temenggong. In 1826, Singapore became part of the Straits Settlements, under the jurisdiction of British India, becoming the regional capital in 1836. Prior to Raffles' arrival, there were approximately 1,000 people living on the island, mostly indigenous Malays along with a handful of Chinese. By 1860, the population exceeded 80,000 and more than half were Chinese. Many immigrants came to work at rubber plantations and, after the 1870s, the island became a global centre for rubber exports. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        KAIRO. - Roda., "Roda Sziget a Nil mellett". Dekorative Ansicht der Nilinsel Roda, mit Blick den Nil entlang, links im Hintergrund Kairo.

      Lithographie mit 2 Tonplatten von Josef Heicke nach Ivan Forray, um 1850, 33 x 46 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVI, S. 251 (Heicke). - Die prächtige Ansicht im Himmel mit retuschierter Bereibung. Afrika, Ägypten

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        \"Seeshaupt am Starnbergersee\". Blick vom Ufer bei Seeseiten über den Starnberger See auf den Ort, im Hintergrund schönes Bergpanorama.

       Altkol. Lithographie von Eberhard Emminger, um 1850, 12,5 x 19,5 cm. Henning/Maier S. 153; Lentner 2256. - Mit breitem Rand. Sehr schönes Altkolorit. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Oberbayern

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      London, 1850. Two volumes. vi,[2],vii-x,347,[1]; [2],413,[1]pp. plus twenty-three plates (including frontispieces). Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spines richly gilt, gilt leather labels. Paper boards a bit rubbed and scuffed. Some light foxing on plates; text is generally clean. Overall, a very handsome set. The Frederick Fermor Hesketh copy, with his bookplate on the front pastedowns. That bookplate is tipped over the smaller bookplate in both volumes of "J. Bailey," featuring a griffin. In this set the list of illustrations is bound in the first volume between the preface and the contents, hence the collation noted above. The author sailed from the East Coast to California via Rio de Janeiro and Cape Horn, a journey to which he devotes three chapters. Ryan initially went to California to fight with the First Regiment of New York Volunteers in the Mexican-American War, and afterward sought "relief from the monotony of civilized life, in a more congenial and adventurous existence amidst the wilds and mountains of California." He spent some time in the Stanislaus diggings, but found opportunities in trading goods such as pistols and rifles to be more remunerative. Includes a chapter on the geographical features of the country, including mineral wealth. "The charming narrative of an artist and bohemian who left unrecorded but little that he saw. His descriptions are among the best of his time" - Cowan. "Both text and illustrations are among the best of the period" - Howes. "The plates by Ryan furnish the reader with some of the best contemporary views of mining, cities, pueblos, and daily life in California" - Kurutz. HOWES R558, "aa." SABIN 74532. GRAFF 3626. HILL 1508. COWAN, p.547. KURUTZ 548b. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 173. STREETER SALE 2646.

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