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        Album containing specimens of Turkish calligraphy, documents, watercolours, hand-coloured lithographs, and a dated photograph. Constantinople, Smyrna and other places, c. 1850.

      1850. Folio (370 x 265 mm). Comprising 15 hand-coloured lithographs, 3 prints, 14 costume watercolours, and 16 documents, one calligraphic poem, and a photograph. With a few other unconnected pieces. Original giltstamped cloth titled "Scrapbook". A remarkable scrapbook evidently compiled in Turkey over a period of time, mainly the 1860s and 1870s. This album includes a number of prints from the well-known period lithographic series produced by the celebrated Smyrna printer Tatikian. The figures are notable for the naturalistic qualities which set them apart from the so many other stylised costume plates: "the drawings seem to be of real people, and are not idealized. Most of the plates depict the costume of the ordinary people of the Ottoman Empire, including a number from the region of Smyrna. [...] Tatikian produced these lithographs as separate items, much as postcards are produced today, and the customer purchased only those which interested him. Thus the contents of different collections vary" (Atabey). The figures here present include Sheikhs, public scribes, Albanian priests, an Armenian water carrier, Greek ladies, etc., mostly living in Smyrna. The photograph, showing a "Kiosk erected in the Sultan's Valley at Baicas for the Empress Eugenie to review the troops", is dated Oct. 1869. Other material in this fascinating and wide-ranging trove includes diplomatic passports, quarantine passes in Ottoman Turkish, lithographs of Sultan Abdul Medjid Khan and Sultan Abdul Aziz, an outstanding leaf of Arabic calligraphy, consisting of an epitaph on Mehmed Chelebi by the poet Sururi (with English interlinear translation), a watercolour of "Mohammet's ascent to Heaven on 'Borak'" (with the Prophet's face veiled), and assorted collected invitations and deeds, many in Hebrew (indeed, the collector of this scrapbook would seem to have moved much within the Jewish community of Smyrna), as well as a few specimens of East Asian art. - Some spotting, extremities rubbed. An uncommon collection. Cf. Atabey 1196f. Blackmer 1928.

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        Voyage d'Alger aux Ziban, l'ancienne Zebe, en 1847. Avec des vues des principaux oasis et de quelques monumens du Tell, en deçà des Aurès, et un portrait du dernier bey de Constantine [--Avec atlas ou figurant les principals oasis de cette contrée, quelques monumens du Tell, en-deçà des Aurès, et un portrait du dernier bey de Constantine].

      2 volumes, oblong folio (251 x 337mm, atlas) and 8vo in 4s (218 x 138mm, text), pp. [atlas]: [4 (title, verso blank, plates, verso blank)]; [text]: [i]-vii, [1 (blank)], [9]-302, [2 (blank l.)], [i]-xxxi ('Observations météorologiques'), [1 (blank)]; lithographic portrait and 34 lithographic plates numbered in 2 sequences 1-20, 20bis, 21-26 and 1-2, 2bis, 3-4, 4bis, 5, after Aristide Verdalle, E. Bocourt, Auguste Lorent, Paul Rouet, and Brénot, printed by Bouyer, Philippe, and Bastide, some with tissue-guards; illustrations and letterpress tables in the text; occasional light spotting or marking, some quires or plates a little browned; contemporary Algerian red, hard-grained morocco backed patterned boards with cloth tips by Bastide, Algiers, spines gilt in compartments, lettered directly in one, others panelled in blind, modern marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; extremities very lightly rubbed, atlas vol. skilfully rebacked to style, nonetheless a very good set.First edition. The French physician and traveller Guyon (1794-1870) was the Chief Surgeon of the French African Army, a member of the Commission scientifique pour l'exploration de l'Algérie, and the author of a number of books on the archaeology, natural history, and other aspects of North Africa, in addition to a number of medical works. Voyage d'Alger aux Ziban was a pictorial and literary record of Guyon's expedition to the province of Constantine in the north of Algeria to undertake a medical inspection, which also permitted him to travel in the province, and particularly to Ziban, the southern part. Guyon travelled with two other physicians, Auguste Lorent and Paul Rouet, who were intended to act as the expedition's artists, but illness meant that Rouet could only join the party at Batna. Therefore, Guyot recruited Aristide Verdalle, a young army doctor based at Biscara, and Verdalle was responsible for the images of Ziban in the atlas volume, while Lorent and Rouet, together with capitaine Brénot of the garrison at Batna, provided the images of Tell in the latter part of the atlas. The atlas volume was issued in 1850 and the accompanying text volume was published two years later, and sets of both volumes are uncommon on the market, particularly in a contemporary North African binding. This set retains its original binding by the Algerian bookseller, publisher, printer, and binder Bastide (who also printed some of the lithographic plates), and is signed with his ticket on the upper pastedown of the text volume. The Real Biblioteca in Madrid holds a set of the work, the text volume of which is in a very similar binding to that on this text volume, and bears Bastide's ticket on the upper pastedown; however, the atlas volume appears to be in a slightly different binding.

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      Joseph A. Speel, Philadelphia 1850 - Octavo, in the publisher's brown cloth; 310 pages with Errata slip tipped in. THE FIRST AMERICAN BOOK ON AERONAUTICS. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait and 12 lithographic plates, most illustrating famous balloons. Wise is considered to be the first American aeronaut of any consequence and made numerous contributions to the field including experiments with parachutes and the construction of air balloons. Scattered light to moderate foxing with little effect on the plates. Very light wear to the spine head, the cloth bright and fresh. Close to Fine and quite scarce as such [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        David Copperfield

      Bradbury & Evans, 1850 First edition first issue, with all first issue points (including screwed for screamed on page 132). Frontispiece foxed/tanned, but other illustrations clean. Full leather binding with marbled endpapers. Binding square and tight. Piece missing on p. 591 (see photo) and opposite p. 137 at plate, about half way down at page edge (1/4"w x 3/4"h).. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

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        Lettre autographe signée. [Paris, février 1850].

      1850. 1 page in-8. Papier gaufré au nom de la ville de Bath (Angleterre). Rare autograph du peintre paysagiste Théodore Rousseau: "Monsieur | Le 1er et 2 mars prochain je vais faire rue des Jeuneurs une exposition et une vente de tableaux et études que j'ai faits depuis quelques années. Comme cette exposition ne durera qu'un jour, je viens donc vous prier de vouloir bien me donner l'appui de votre influence. Veuillez Monsieur accepter d'avance mes remerciemens et croire à mes sentimens dévoués | Théodore Rousseau | Paysagiste - rue Pigale 77". - Le quartier Pigalle, ou quartier de la Nouvelle Athènes, était très prisé des peintres romantiques barbizoniens et plus tard des impressionnistes. Le Café du même nom, situé au 9 de la place Pigalle constituait le point de convergence des artistes et littérateurs. Malgré les encouragements de Delacroix, de George Sand, de Gautier et de Baudelaire, Rousseau cessera de se présenter au Salon jusqu'en 1849 où il obtient enfin une médaille de première classe. Cela le dispensait désormais de soumettre ses toiles à l'approbation du jury. À partir de cette date, Théodore Rousseau recevait donc la rançon de ses efforts. Baudelaire reconnaît des qualités au peintre bien qu'il trouvât que "la silhouette générale des formes est souvent difficile à saisir [...] M. Rousseau m'a toujours ébloui ; mais il m'a quelquefois fatigué" écrivait-il pour le Salon de 1859, alors que l'ouvrage de Théophile Thoré "Par Monts et par bois" écrit en 1847 racontait une promenade en forêt de Fontainebleau avec le peintre: Thoré accompagnant l'artiste lors de ses pérégrinations dépeint avec la plume ses émotions: une rencontre entre écriture et peinture. Rousseau exposa régulièrement entre 1850 et 1861, conquérant non seulement la critique mais encore de riches amateurs comme le duc de Morny ou le marchand Durand-Ruel. L'Exposition Universelle de 1855, où il présenta treize tableaux, consacra son succès.

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        Album showing Chinese military formations ["Five Stars and the Crescent"]. Beijing, Imperial Workshop, ca. 1850.

      1850. Folio (565 x 300 mm). With 9 large double-page hand-painted illustrations. Fan fold binding, crimson silk-covered wooden boards with the manuscript title (gilding faded) on front cover. Unique manuscript album in accordion format showing Chinese military formations and drills. "Five Stars and the Crescent" (moon) may refer to a constellation or pattern of stars imitated by a military manoeuvre. The album was produced by court artists of the Imperial Workshop during a time when the Chinese army was facing rapid decline, both in terms of discipline and in terms of competing with Western military techniques. Early during the Taiping Rebellion, Qing forces suffered a series of disastrous defeats culminating in the loss of the regional capital city of Nanjing in 1853. Shortly thereafter, a Taiping expeditionary force penetrated as far north as the suburbs of Tianjin in what was considered the Imperial heartlands. In desperation the Qing court ordered a Chinese mandarin, Zeng Guofan, to organise regional and village militias into a standing army called 'tuanlian' to contain the rebellion. Zeng Guofan's strategy was to rely on local gentries to raise a new type of military organisation from those provinces directly threatened by the Taiping rebels. This force, called the "Xiang Army", was a hybrid of local militia and standing army. In 1860 British and French forces in the Second Opium War captured Beijing and sacked the Summer Palace. The shaken court sought to modernise its military and industrial institutions by buying European technology. - The hand-written brush pen text for each illustration runs vertically to the top right side of each page as follows: "Drum is played on the general's stage and the bugle calls for the standing in line. Each captain of the five posts sees to the straightness of the line. Rules of the running array are followed. No one should talk and all should listen to the order. The line leader leads the mandarin-duck formation and then changes to a straight line". - Some wear to silk and boards, as commensurate with age. Minor repairs. Overall in very good condition.

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        A Cosmoramic view of London.

      London Edward Wallis c. 1850 - Aquatint bird's-eye view of London, a fine impression. Dimensions: 50.5 by 117 cm. A detailed 'balloon-view' of London from the south showing Regent's Park in the north-west, the river just south of the Tower and the Greenwich railway in the south-east.

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        Moskau. Moscou. Pont des Maréchaux. Kouznetski Most.

      Daziaro (um 1850). Kolorierte Lithographie. Gedruckt bei Lemercier, Paris. Blatt mit russisch-französischem Titel.Im breiten Rand gering angestaubt und berieben, kl. Einriss links (3 mm). Ein Fleckchen in der Wolke im linken oberen Bereich. Attraktives Blatt in leuchtendem Kolorit. Selten. Versand D: 8,00 EUR

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      Genève, S. Morel, s.d. (1850 ca.) In-8 p. (mm. 207x145), mz. marocchino coevo, filetti e tit. oro al dorso. Il volume contiene una magnifica raccolta di 24 tavole litografate e con pregevole coloritura d?epoca, che raffigurano personaggi appartenenti ai 22 cantoni svizzeri, nei loro tipici costumi. Ogni illustrazione porta al margine inferiore lo stemma del relativo cantone, e precisamente: Zug - Thurgovie - Berne - Vaud - Schaffhouse - Unterwalden - Saint-Gall - Tessin - Berne / Guggisberg - Glaris - Neuchatel - Schwytz - Soleure - Argovie - Lucerne - Berne / Oberhasli - Zurich - Uri - Fribourg - Genève - Valais - Appenzell - Bale Grisons. Cfr. Colas,1782. Esempl. molto ben conservato.

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        Autograph letter signed ("F. Léon des Avanchers, religieux capucin, Missionnaire apostolique aux Gallas [Affrique centrale]"). Aden, Arabie Heureuse, 22. IX. 1850.

      1850. 4 pp. on folded bifolium. On blue paper. 4to. Long, interesting and unpublished letter, closely written over four pages, to the French minister Gustav Armand Henri, Comte de Reiset (1821-1905). The twenty-five-year-old missionary, writing from the south-western tip of the Arabian peninsula, describes himself as "perdu au milieu des déserts et dont toute l'imagination est absorbée par l'étude des langues". The capucin friar travelled along the coast of the Red Sea, visiting Tor, Yambo, Medina and Jeddah; the settlements he encounters are wretched hamlets on the edge of the desert. "À Gedda les musulmans font voir le tombeau de notre grande mère Ève. Selon eux, nos premiers parens après leurs chutes vinrent faire pénitence de leurs fautes à La Mecque. Ève mourut à Gedda. La tête de notre première mère repose sur une montagne et ses deux pieds sur deux autres collines voisines et sur son nombril ils ont élevé une pyramide [...]". Léon writes that he feared he would end up eaten by the fish, but finally did arrive in Abyssinia after a 20-day voyage. He continues to describe a beautiful mountaineous landscape peopled by a few Bedouin tribes and evokes their hard life, the cry of the jackals, and the devastation of crops by soldiers and by apes. He states the price of wheat, horses, and farming animals, describes the mining of gold, silver and iron and summarizes the situation in Abyssinia, since the former empire was overthrown by "la lance du farouche Gallas". He describes the savage manners of a country at war: the enslavement of women and children, the emasculation of men, and the rampant diseases. He also explains how the country first seized by the Turks passed to France, and provides his minister with first-hand geopolitical intelligence: "L'Anglais travaille ce pays. Un consul britannique y rôde en tout sens. Mais les Anglais y sont détestés à cause de leur religion. Mais cependant que l'on y fasse attention. L'Abyssinie plutôt que de vouloir subir le joug turke se mettra à la disposition de la première puissance qui voudra l'exploiter. La Sardaigne a envoyé ici un ancien missionnaire pour déterminer Oubié ou un roi de l'Abyssinie à lui donner une partie de la côte pour y colliniser fiat lux [...]". - Léon des Avanchers, friend of the French explorer Antoine d'Abadie, was a missionary in Abyssinia, a geographer, cartographer and explorer of East Africa, and a correspondent of the Società Geografica Italiana. He is known to have bought many slaves to free them and was the founder of the first Catholic church in the Seychelles. - Some original corrections and insertions. Traces of original folds. Well-preserved.

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First Edition. True first issue with all points, including "screamed" for "screwed" on page 132 line 20 (usually lacking). Bound in the extremely rare publisher's full morocco binding with gilt titling on the spine. A Nearly Fine copy with a few little scuffs to the spine ends or corners touched up to match the green binding. Internal contents are in excellent condition and unrepaired. With copies in parts or in cloth always readily available, this publisher's binding rarely comes on the market in any condition. Issue points include: "screamed" for "screwed" on page 132 line 20 (often lacking from first edition copies); Chapter XXVII is on page 282 rather than page 283 as listed in the table of contents; 16: 1 and 225: 22 both read "recal" rather than "recall"; 19: 39 reads "cha pter ; ut"; 387: 45 reads "coroboration" rather than "corroboration"; 472: 37 has no closing of the quotation marks; and the first state of the engraved vignette title page (dated) is present. David Copperfield was Dickens' most autobiographical novel. A classic and charming story by the maestro of Victorian fiction.

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        "The Hibernian Comet and John Chinaman. Arrah! Mr. Chopsticks and isn't my tail as illegant as yours.". all written in Leech's hand

      1850. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper, initialled "J L" on lower left, mounted in larger sheet of paper, matted. 1 vols. 4 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches. Fine. Framed and glazed. Leech, John. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper, initialled "J L" on lower left, mounted in larger sheet of paper, matted. 1 vols. 4 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches. John Leech (1817-1864) was one of the most prolific and successful of the English artists and caricaturists of the mid 19th century. "His humour was like his talent, gentle, warm-hearted and positive, his world, the ups and downs of middle class life, the sports of the squirearchy, and the peccadilloes of army officers and undergraduates" (Houfe). The conventions of social humor he established with his first contributions to the newly founded Punch, in 1841, lasted into the 1920s, but his greatest fame came through his book illustrations, particularly those for Surtees's sporting novels. "Extravagantly praised by Ruskin, Leech's often careless but never crude drawings have survived in charm and humour to give us a refreshing glimpse of mid-Victorian society." (Houfe).

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        TRISTAN UND ISOLDE - Inscribed to Anton Seidl and with his Performance Markings Throughout

      Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig - Tristan und Isolde. Vollständiger Klavierauszug von Hans von Bülow. 2° (330 x 260 mm). Engraved throughout. [PN] 9942. Without the cast and index leaf after title as in some copies, title repaired and strengthened along margins, some leaves with repairs mostly to corners, occasional some spotting and soiling. Modern half morocco, matching blue marbled paper over boards. Provenance: Anton Seidl (1850-1898), Hungarian conductor, a protégé of Richard Wagner and participant in the first Bayreuth Festival, conductor of the New York Philharmonic (presentation inscription by Wagner, slightly trimmed). A historic example of the score. FIRST EDITION of the piano vocal score. PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Wagner to Anton Seidl: "Herrn Seidl, zu Weihnachten/ 1872/ Richard Wagner". Substantial directorial markings throughout score (on 46 pages), including cuts, phrases and a few alterations, in Seidl's hand. Seidl was summoned by Wagner to Bayreuth in 1872 and worked in close association with Wagner between 1872 and 1876, actually living in Wagner's house during the five years as he assisted the composer in making the first fair copy of Der Ring des Nibelungen. Seidl took part the first Bayreuth Festival in 1876. He and Wagner remained close associates, with Wagner helping to secure Seidl's appointment to the Leipzig State Theater, where he remained until 1882. "During the last years of his life Wagner entrusted all important matters to Anton Seidl, whenever he was consulted about them, and this enabled the young conductor to fan the flame of enthusiasm for his adored master in various German and foreign cities. In the following year he was engaged as conductor of the opera at Leipzig, where he astonished the conservative natives by the most stirring interpretations of Wagner's works. It was there that I for the first time had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Seidl conduct, and I now realize better than I did then, that it was his interpretative genius that there made me appreciate the Nibelung dramas, in some respects even more than I had appreciated them at Bayreuth" (Henry T. Finck, Anton Seidl, A Memorial by His Friends. New York: Scribners, 1899, p. 13-14). Universally acknowledged to be one of the high-points of the operatic repertory, the libretto and music for Tristan were written and composed by Wagner himself. The opera had its Premier in Munich on June 10, 1865 under the baton of Hans von Bülow. WWV 90 XI (p. 439); Klein p. 29; Fuld Collection p. 328; Loewenberg 973; Hirsch II, 958; British Museum, Hirsch Collection p. 423. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Storia civile della Toscana dal 1736 al 1848...

      presso Luigi Molini, 1850-52. Dieci parti in cinque volumi di cm. 22, pp. xix (1) 423, 108; 577, 270; 763, 380; 634, 360; 824, 475. Con 4 grandi tabelle statistiche più volte ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura d'epoca posteriore in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Qualche fioritura sparsa (perlopiù marginale) e più marcata alle carte iniziali di un paio di volumi, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Opera assai documentata che presenta, nella seconda parte di ciascun volume, un'ampia apendice documentaria. Edizione originale a proposito della quale il Lozzi così si esprime: "Storia molto accreditata per l'esattezza dei dati e perciò spesso citata dai successivi scrittori". Esemplare proveniente dalla collezione dello storico bolognese Ugo Lenzi, di cui appare il timbro di possesso.

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        "Die Naturwissenschaft u. die Revolution". Autograph manuscript signed ("L. F."). No place, 1. VI. 1850.

      1850. 4to. 33 1/3 pp., with several pasted correction strips. Autograph manuscript, in German, on "Natural Science and the Revolution": the strongly revised setting copy of his essay about the effects of scientific progress on philosophy and politics, inspired by Jacob Moleschott's book "Lehre der Nahrungsmittel. Für das Volk" ("Doctrine of Food. For the People", 1850). - Some dust- and gluestaining; a few insignificant edge defects. With editorial notes (in red ink and crayon) for publication in the "Blätter für literarische Unterhaltung" (nos. 268-271, 8-12 Dec. 1850), of which a copy is included. - Feuerbach's philosophy had an enormous and direct impact on that of Karl Marx, who not only wholeheartedly accepted his criticism of religion (which he radicalised politically), but also, particularly, his anthropological materialism. "Das Kapital" has its foundation in Feuerbach's "theoretical revolution" which views material reality as the primary truth and thus sets idealist philosophy "on its feet". Ultimately, Marx was to arrive at different conclusions than the much-admired Feuerbach: while the latter saw anthropology as the only viable scientific conclusion, the practical consequence for Marx was criticism of the economy and to overthrow the social conditions. Published in: Gesammelte Werke, ed. by W. Schuffenhauer, vol. 10, pp. 347-368 (with departures from the published text).

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        Neueste Wagen nach deutscher, französischer, und englischer Bauart. Augsburg, Vincenz Zanna & Comp., [1845-1850].

      1850. 1 f. of dedication, 100 lithogr. plates in splendid original colour raised in silver and gold. Stored loosely in 8 original wrappers as issued. Small oblong 4to (245 x 150 mm). Half calf portfolio with giltstamped title to spine. Complete set of pattern books for coaches; the most beautiful and comprehensive series of its kind ever published. The personal copy of Duke Maximilian of Bavaria, to whom the work was dedicated. Exceedingly rare; only three complete copies are known in libraries and collections worldwide (the copy in the Bavarian State Library is incomplete, containing fascicules I-IV only). The magnificent work by the Munich draughtsman contains one hundred designs for sophisticated state coaches and everyday vehicles. The plates, beautifully coloured and many of them heightened in gold and silver, show open and closed coaches with two or four wheels, transport carriages, omnibuses, company cars, sleighs, railway carriages and a hearse; the plate printed in gold shows a sample of a monogram for coachmen's blankets or coach doors. - "Neueste Wagen" was most probably commissioned by Vinzenz Zanna & Comp. - publishers in Augsburg specialized in the distribution of maps since 1833 - and it is assumed that the careful hand-colouring of the plates was done on their premises. Dinkel's work, known in a few copies only, appeared in eight fascicules, each containing 12 and the last one 16 outline lithographs. Zanna dedicated Dinkel's work to Duke Maximilian of Bavaria (1808-88), father of the famous Empress Sisi. The dedication leaf is known in two versions: the paper embossed with a lozenge-shaped pattern recalling the Bavarian colors (as here) and with coloured lettering but without embossing. - Original wrappers slightly stained near the edges, otherwise a perfect copy from the Library of the Dukes of Bavaria at Tegernsee Castle. Engelmann, Suppl., 23 (mentions only 6 issues of 12 ff. each). Facsimile with commentary: R. H. Wackernagel, Joseph Dinkel, Wagenmoden im Biedermeier. Stadtwagen, Reise- und Sportfahrzeuge zwischen 1830 und 1840. Dortmund, 1981 (= Die bibliophilen Taschenbücher, vol. 239). For Dinkel cf. AKL XXVII, 484.

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        Autograph album of Wilhelmina Simson, containing 83 dedications and signatures by composers, poets, painters, and scientists of the 19th century, among them Berlioz, Auber, Meyerbeer, Flotow, Vieuxtemps, Grillparzer, Ibsen, Turgeniev, Manzoni, and Adolph Menzel. Various places, mostly 1850-1880.

      1850. Oblong folio. German, French, English etc. handwriting on paper. 98 (2 of which repeated) signatures (several pasted) and 3 pasted picture postcards and photographs on 83 pp. (on a total of 94 ff.). Contemporary cloth with stamped and sparely gilt covers. Silk endpapers. - Includes 4 ff. of letters and album leaves by Pope Pius IX (with autogr. date and signature) and the Societé des gens de lettres (copy with facsimile signatures by Georges Sand, Victor Hugo, Ludovic Halévy, Champfleury, Jules Claretie, etc.), as well as by 2 unidentified writers. Impressive autograph album compiled by the biographically unrecorded composer Wilhelmina Simson. Among the most significant contributors to this unique item are Alessandro Manzoni (Brusuglio, 7. X. 1865; f. 14v), Franz Grillparzer (pasted AQS, Vienna, 13. X. 1865; f. 16r), Henrik Ibsen (Dresden, 8. VI. 1873; f. 28r), Friedrich Frh. von Flotow (pasted AQS, Vienna, 12. X. 1865; f. 31v), Henri Vieuxtemps (pasted MusQS, Vienna, 28. I. 1854; f. 33r), Giacomo Meyerbeer (pasted ALS to an unnamed recipient, 1 p., 8vo, n. p. o. d.; f. 34v), Alexander Frh. von Humboldt (pasted fragment of an ALS to an unidentified recipient; 24. VII. 1853; f. 35r), Désirée Clary, Queen of Sweden (pasted QS with 5 autogr. lines; f. 38v), Joséphine, Queen of Sweden and Norway, née Duchess of Leuchtenberg (pasted QS; f. 39r), Daniel Auber (pasted AMusQS, Paris, 25. VIII. 1861, 1 p., oblong 8vo; f. 43v), Hector Berlioz (pasted AMusQS with autogr. dedication "pour l'album de Mr. Lang", Bade [?], 12. VIII. 1862, oblong 8vo; f. 45r), Ivan Turgeniev (19. VII. 1873; f. 48v), and Adolph Menzel (pasted fragment of a LS, f. 77v). - Apart from these, the album contains a twenty-line poem by the writer and translator Julie Ruhkopf (b. 1799; Dresden, 23. IX. 1864, f. 3r), a twelve-line poem by the anatomist Karl Aberle (1818-92; Salzburg, 3. X. 1864, f. 3v), a twelve-line poem by the actress Clara Jahn (1825-82; Dresden, 20. X. 1865; f. 9v), a four-line poem by the playwright Friedrich Halm (pasted AQS, Vienna, 13. X. 1865; f. 16v), 5 autogr. lines by L. A. Frankl Ritter von Hochwart (pasted AQS, Vienna, 13. X. 1865; f. 30v), 8 autogr. lines by the writer and musical scholar Arvid August Afzelius (pasted AQS, f. 46r), and an eight-line moral dictum by the writer Gustav von Moser (pasted AQS, Karlsbad, 2. VI. 1876; f. 51r). - In addition, the album contains dedications by the art critic and painter Agostino Gallo (1790-1872; Palermo, 11. IV. 1863, f. 6r), the writer Ciro Marzullo (f. 6v), the physicist and philosopher Pietro Blaserna (1836-1918; f. 7r), the anatomist and zoologist Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869; Dresden, 20. X. 1865; f. 15r), the writer Salomon Hermann Ritter von Mosenthal (1821-1877; pasted AQS, Vienna, 13. X. 1865, f. 15v), the painter Raffaello Politi (May 1865; f. 19r), the composer Pietro Romani (pasted AQS, f. 22v), the writer Friedrich Ritter von Hackländer (pasted QS, f. 24r), the painter Salvadore Politi the Elder (with full-page drawing of a Medusa bust, 2. VII. 1865; f. 54r), the classical scholar J. J. Schubring (b. 1839; ff. 62r and 63r), the archaeologist and painter Saverio Francesco Cavallari (1809-96; pasted QS with autogr. sketch on f. 61v and pasted AQS with autogr. dedication on f. 62v), the painter Egron Sellif Lundgren (pasted ALS to an unidentified recipient; f. 65r), the composer Friedrich Pacius (1809-91; pasted QS; f. 65v), the musician Joseph Hellmesberger the Elder (1828-93; pasted QS, Vienna, 12. X. 1865; f. 66r), as well as signatures by Gustav Klemm (art historian, 1802-67; Dresden, 23. IX. 1864, f. 2r), Johan Bravo (consul and painter, 1796-1876; 3. XII. 1864, f. 4r), Maria Vinzenz Süß (archaeologist and founder of the Salzburg Museum Carolino Augusteum, 1802-68; pasted AQS, f. 5r), Bror Emil Hildebrand (archaeologist and historian, 1806-84; f. 38r), Ludwig Ettmüller (literary historian, 1802-77; f. 53v), and Amalia Lindegren (painter, 1814-91). - Two not fully identified entries are by "His Excellency Herr von Bülow" (f. 46v) and by a member of the Manteuffel family (f. 47r). - As several of the entries within the album reveal, Wilhelmina Simson was herself active as a composer. Altogether well preserved, in spite of a loosened front cover.

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        The Poetical Works

      London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1850. New edition. 6 vols. 8vo. Publisher's full red blind stamped cloth, spines gilt, a.e.g. Spines worn (spines of first three vols. perished, lower board of vol. I detached). In red cloth folding case. New edition. 6 vols. 8vo. Inscribed. With a choice and very late presentation inscription from the author on the half-title of volume I, "Mary Smith/ from her/ affectionate Cousin/ William Wordsworth/ Rydal Mount/ Ist Jan 1850." Mary Smith has written her name in pencil on the title-page of each of the other five volumes in the set. "The years of Wordsworth's greatest fame, however, were also a time of much personal grief. In 1833 Dorothy Wordsworth was taken seriously ill, and in the coming years she fell prey to a form of Alzheimer's disease. She was nursed at Rydal Mount until her death in 1855, and at the very end of Wordsworth's life Mary Wordsworth remarked that the one thing that continued to give him pleasure was ministering to the 'dear, dear Sister' of 'Tintern Abbey' (reported by Henry Crabb Robinson, 15 Jan [1849]). … Having taken pleurisy from recklessly walking out in frosty weather, Wordsworth died at Rydal Mount on 23 April 1850" (ODNB).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Weinsberg, 27. XII. 1850.

      1850. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt mit Adresse am Gegenblatt verso (Faltbrief). 4to. An den Leipziger Verleger C. W. B. Naumburg: "Verehrtester Freund! Meinen herzl. Dank daß Sie meiner nicht vergessen. Ich gedenke Ihrer u. Ihrer l. Frau stets mit Liebe, kann aber auch fast des Augenlichtes beraubt, auch nicht mehr viel schreiben. Also nur kurz meinen herzl. Dank für H. [Theodor] Apels so schöne Dichtung ["Die Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig", 1850 bei Naumburg erschienen]. Sagen Sie ihm: daß ich ihn bewundere diese schwierige Aufgabe einer Schlacht unserer Zeit so glückl. gelöst zu haben. Seine Darstellung ist sehr lebendig u. anziehend. Ich vermöchte nichts der Art zu schaffen. Empfehlen Sie mich seinem Wohlwollen - u. meiner Theilnahme an dem Zustande seiner Augen, da ich wohl fühle, d. mir gleicher Jammer droht, sollte ich noch länger leben. Vergessen Sie mich nicht! Noch einmal meinen innigsten Dank [...]".

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        Railway Map of England, Wales and Scotland Drawn from the Triangulation of the Ordnance Survey, the Survey of the Railway Companies And other information

      Railway Map of England, Wales and Scotland Drawn from the Triangulation of the Ordnance Survey, the Survey of the Railway Companies And other information Showing the Lines of railways with their Stations and Sections of Railways, The Inland Navigation, Great and Cross Roads, Cities, Market Towns and Villages by J Wyld, Geographer to the Queen and Prince Albert. Published by Wyld, London circa 1850. A set of four large folding maps on linen bound in stiff black cloth-covered boards with a gold-stamped title to the front, each 100 by 68 cm, and each in 25 sections. Scale seven miles to the inch. Over 40 separate linear sections are also included in sea areas around the outer edges of the map to show the gradients of the major railways and their principal branches. Some hand-colouring. A key provides information on railways completed; railways in progress; cities; market towns; villages; turnpike roads; rivers; canals; county borders and crossroads. All four have new spines, the SW, SE and NW sections are in their original boards and the NE section has matching new boards. A very detailed map in VG condition.Complete set of four

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        \"Bamberg.\" - Zum Vortheile der Armen

       um 1850. Panoramaartige Gesamtansicht der Stadt Bamberg von der Terrasse des Klosters Michelsberg mit reichlich figürlicher Staffage, rechts hoch aufragend der Chor der Klosterkirche. Getönte Lithographie von Carl Theodor von Buseck bei Kuhn in München, um 1850. 29,6 x 71,2 cm. - Zeitbedingt leicht gebräunt, glatt. - Diese seltene Panoramaansicht des fränkischen Malers zeichnet sich kompositionell durch eine Hinwendung in die Tiefe des Regnitztales aus. Fluß und begleitende Häuserzeilen, sowie die Mauern der Terrasse und ein Flügel der Residenz leiten den Blick des Betrachters über die Stadt hinweg in die Tiefe. Dieses Prinzip erbringt in Kombination mit dem breiten panoramaartigen Format und dem erhöhten Standpunkt über der Stadt eine räumliche Wirkung. Abwechselndes Hell und Dunkel unterstützen diesen Aufbau, wobei der Domberg mit der Residenz in helles Licht getaucht ist und die Stadt in seinem Schatten liegt. Versand D: 5,50 EUR

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        Anklag-Akte, errichtet durch die K. General-Staatsprokuratur der Pfalz, nebst Urtheil der Anklagekammer des k. Appellationsgerichtes der Pfalz in Zweibrücken vom 29. Juni 1850, in der Untersuchung gegen Martin Reichard, entlassener Notär in Speyer, und 332 Consorten, wegen bewaffneter Rebellion gegen die bewaffnete Macht, Hoch- und Staatsverraths &c.

      Zweibrücken, Ritter, 1850. 26 x 21,5 cm. 295 Seiten. Typographische Orig.-Broschur. *Stammhammer II, 272. - Erste Ausgabe. Umfassende Dokumentation zu Vorgeschichte und Verlauf des im Mai 1849 ausgebrochenen Pfälzer Aufstands gegen die bayerische Regierung und für eine pfälzische Reichsunmittelbarkeit. Martin Reichard gehörte zu den maßgeblichen Betreibern des Aufstands und wurde in Abwesenheit zum Tod verurteilt. Reichard war zuvor als engagierter Demokrat 1848 in die Frankfurter Nationalversammlung und 1849 zum Präsidenten und Kriegsminister der Provisorischen Regierung der Pfalz gewählt worden. Nach der gewaltsamen Niederschlagung des Aufstandes durch die preußische Armee konnte Reichard noch rechtzeitig in die Schweiz fliehen und schließlich nach Amerika auswandern, wo er bis zu seinem Tod 1872 ein Hotel betrieb. - Es erschien auch noch ein anderer Teio mit 125 S., welcher den \"Auszug aus dem Register der Urtheile des kgl Appelationsgerichtes Zweibrücken\" enthielt, der vorliegende Teil mit 295 Seiten ist die eigentliche Anklageschrift \"Anklage-Akt\". - Der \"Pfälzer Aufstand\" (2. Mai bis 19. Juni 1849) entstand als demokratische Bewegung in der Pfalz, nachdem der Bayerische König die Deutsche Verfassung der Paulskirche abgelehnt hatte und die Gültigkeit der ersten deutschen bürgerlichen Grundrechte für Bayern verneinte. Aus einem Treffen von 12000 Bürgern der demokratischen Volksvereine der Pfalz beschloss die Volksversammlung eine provisorische Regierung auf der rechtlichen Grundlage der Frankfurter Reichsversammlung. Es entstand eine provisorische Regierung mit dem Ziel einer faktischen Loslösung der Rheinpfalz von der bayerischen Herrschaft. - Oberrand teils mit ganz leichten Feuchtigkeitsrändern, insgesamt sauber und recht gut erhalten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR 1848 Vormärz

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        KREUTH. "Bad Kreuth." Blick auf die Gebäude des Wildbades, links die Kapelle, dahinter die Berge.

      - Aquarell über Bleistift auf Papier mit Tonplatte und lithographierter Umrandung, seitenverkehrt sign. "J. Sütterlin", um 1850, 14 x 18 cm. Der Landschaftsmaler Johann Sütterlin (1823-1872) aus Oberwil bei Basel war Hauslehrer bei Herzog Max in Bayern. Von zeitgenössischer Hand montiert und bezeichnet "Vom König". - Aus einem adeligen Album.

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        Representative Men: Seven Lectures

      Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1850, 1850. First edition, first issue. BAL 5219, second printing; Myerson A22.1.b, second printing, binding A. Both the first and second printings were issued in December, 1849. Corners and hinges skillfully repaired; fine copy.. 12mo, original blind-stamped black cloth, gilt lettering. Two pages of publisher's terminal advertisements. Emerson's essays on Plato, Swedenborg, Montaigne, Shakespeare, Napoleon and Goethe. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to "Mrs. Bancroft / with affectionate regards of / R. W. Emerson / Concord Feb. 8, 1850." Mrs. Bancroft was Elizabeth Davis Bancroft, wife of the historian George Bancroft. The Bancroft and Emerson families were close.

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        Rennbahn bei Horn und Wandsbeck. Getönte Lithographie mit umlaufender Bordüre. Nach der Natur gezeichnet und lithographiert von Wilhelm Heuer, Druck von H. Wernicke um 1850.

      Gassmann, Hamburg - Bildgröße: 15,5 x 22,5 cm, unter Glas gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 31,5 x 38,5 cm ). Mit reicher Personen- und Pferdestaffage, guter Zustand. - selten - ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Confidences Poétiques.

      Par MMes. Desbordes-Valmore, Adèle Esquiros, MM. Emile Deschamps, Alphonse Esquiros, Théophile Gautier, Léon Gozlan, Arsène Houssaye. Dédiées à la jeunesse.EDITION ORIGINALE RARE. Paris, chez Garnier Frères - 1850 - 144 pp. De la bibliothèque de Mr Léon Laurent Pichat avec son ex-libris. Ex-libris A.P.G. Directeur de la Revue de Paris Léon Laurent Pichat est l'un des prévenus qui comparurent le 7 février 1857 devant la VI° Chambre correctionnelle de Paris pour outrage à la morale publique et religieuse et aux bonnes moeurs. L'objet du délit était un roman intitulé Madame Bovary, un des autres prévenus se nommait Gustave Flaubert. Reliure demi veau glacé garance de l'époque. Dos lisse à faux nerfs filetés dorés. Menus frottements sur les coins et le dos. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-12° (18x12).

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        Sketch of Mairwara;

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., , 1850. giving a brief account of the origin and habits of the Mairs; their subjugation by a British force; their civilisation, and conversion into an industrious peasantry; with descriptions of various works of irrigation in Mairwara and Ajmeer, constructed to facilitate the operations of agriculture, and guard the districts against drought and famine. Quarto. Original green cloth neatly rebacked with green morocco, ornamental blind stamping on sides, gilt lettered on the front cover, yellow coated endpapers. 9 tinted lithograph plates (8 of them views), 19 detailed maps and plans of irrigation systems, large folding coloured map of the region printed on linen, 3 wood engravings in the text. Contemporary ownership on front pastedown (dated 1851). Covers patchily faded, some wear to corners, light marginal dampstaining to plates (more noticeable on plate 13), nevertheless a clean, tall copy. First edition of this important record of the extensive irrigation system established in the Ajmer-Merwara region of south western Rajasthan; scarce, "according to the English Catalogue, the work was privately printed, and Smith, Elder may therefore only have published it on Dixon's behalf" (Abbey). Dixon (d. 1857) was a lieutenant-colonel in the Bengal Artillery and superintendent of Ajmer-Merwara (part of North-Western Provinces) and oversaw the creation of the irrigation system outlined in this book. Marwar lies partly in the Thar Desert. As mentioned on the title page, the British had intervened in 1839 to quell an insurrection. The attractive tinted lithograph views are largely the work of William Gauci, after lieutenants Burgess and Herbert; Gauci, of Maltese extraction, came from a family of distinguished lithographers working in London. The map is by another Bengal Artillery officer, Lieutenant D. C. Vanrenen. A fascinating and remarkably detailed account of British public works in India.

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        Ponte alle Grazie in Florenz. Aquarell und Bleistift.

      Um 1850. - Mit feinem Bleistift voll aufgeführte Vedute. Mit Aquarell in verlaufenden Blau-, Grün- und Grautönen durchgearbeitet. Von einem erhöhten Betrachterstandpunkt aus zeigt der Maler den Blick auf die Ponte Rubaconte, benannt nach dem Bürgermeisters Rubaconte aus Mandello, heute Ponte alle Grazie. Die wie Tannenzapfen auf den Brückenpfeilern gebauten Holzhäuser, die meist mit Tabernakeln ausgestattet waren und als Kapellen genutzt wurden, machen die Brücke unverwechselbar. Rechts und links wird der Bildrand durch die Paläste der florentiner Altstadt begrenzt. Im Hintergrund öffnet sich der Blick weit in die Landschaft. Im Mittelgrund auf der Anhöhe sieht man vermutlich S. Miniato al Monte. - Guiseppe Gherardi war als Landschaftsmaler in Florenz tätig. Von seiner Hand stammt u.a. ein vom Giardiono Boboli aus gesehenes Panorama von Florenz im Residenzschloß zu Salzburg. - Durchgehend mit blassen Stockflecken. Die Ränder unter dem Passepartout teilweise etwas stärker gebräunt. Fest auf einen Karton aufgelegt. Zwei kleine Randeinrisse (1 bzw. 1,8 cm) restauriert. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        Zara, Lesina, Ragusa, Spalato...dedicate "A Sua Altezza Imperiale e Reale Francesco Carlo...protettore munificentissimo visitatore grazioso...l'Istituto infantile di Zara devotamente consacra 1846".

      1850 c.. Litografia, mm 490x590. Rarissima stampa, pubblicata in occasione della visita a Zara di Francesco Carlo, che raffigura numerose località dalmate (25): al centro una grande veduta di Zara (mm 155x285) circondata da 8 piccole vedute (mm 75x70) negli angoli (con scorci di Zara, Spalato, Sebenico e Cattaro) ed altre 16 di misura doppia (mm 75x140) raffiguranti in senso orario dall'alto Trau, Cattaro, Ragusa, Castelnuovo, Budua, Lissa, Ragusa, Kerka, Zara, Salona, Lesina, Macarsca, Ragusa, Spalato, Almissa, Sebenico. In buone condizioni generali sebbene presenti alcuni strappi restaurati professionalmente.

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      - CAHIER MANUSCRIT sans date mais avant 1850, petit in-folio sans date de 92 pages constituant SANS AUCUN DOUTE POSSIBLE la PREMIERE MOUTURE de l'ouvrage "MANUEL D'EPIGRAPHIE, SUIVI DU RECUEIL DES INSCRIPTIONS DU LIMOUSIN" édité par l'Abbé TEXIER à Poitiers chez Dupré en 1851. La partie relative au Manuel est succinte et se contente des notions d'Epigraphie. (15 pages) La partie des INSCRIPTIONS DU LIMOUSIN p. 15 correspond au début du Recueil des Inscriptions du Limousinde la page 71 par l'Epoque Romaine jusqu'à la fin du 7e Siècle. Notre page 92 incluant la période du 18e S. correspond à la page 339. L'ouvrage porte peu de ratures (4 mots et 3 lignes). L'écriture est splendide, les reports d'inscriptions sont des oeuvres de calligraphie. - CETTE PREMIERE MOUTURE a été sensiblement modifiée dans la première parties, des ajouts ont été faits, la partie du 19e. ajoutée pour paraître en 1851. - On joint deux lettre adressées à M. Pierre en date de Guéret de mai 1922 par laquelle l'Erudit Louis Lacrocq assure que l'ouvrage de l'abbé Texier est original ou copie. Il ne fait aucun doute qu'il s'agit d'un manuscrit préalable constituant une première mouture Originale, eu égard aux modifications, ajouts et retraits qui ont été faits pour procéder à son édition de 1851. - TEXIER Jacques Remy Antoine, 1813-1859 BOURGANEUF en Creuse. Erudit, Historien et archéologue, prêtre du diocèse de Limoges (1836), supérieur du petit séminaire du Dorat de 1847 à 1856. Il correspond avec Montalembert. - LACROCQ Louis (1868-1940) Avocat. Il fut Président de la Société des Sciences Naaturelles et Archéologiques de la Creuse.

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        MILLARD FILLMORE: STEEL ENGRAVING OF THE 13Th. PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN, WHO SENT COMMODORE PERRY TO OPEN JAPAN IN 1853. [An 1850 Steel Engraving of Fillmore With His Original Signature, Nicely Framed & Glazed]

      A SUPERB ORIGINAL SIGNED FILLMORE ITEM WITH PERIOD ENGRAVINGA fine steel engraving of the President ca 10 x 13 cm., in achrome frame, matted, with his signature below, very clean& bright, ca. 1850, - a profile view of the 13th. President,who died on March 8th 1874. ORIGINAL SIGNATURE R A R E ! Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Costumi della Corte Cortepontificia.

      Rome, G. Antonelli, s.d. (circa 1850) 1850 1 vol in-16° (110 x 80 mm.) de 30 planches gravées aquarellées à la main montées à la japonaise en accordéon. Cartonnage rouge éditeur, plats recouverts de papier gauffré, dos lisse muet de maroquin noir à grains long, étui cartonné. Charmant petit recueil de gravures aquarellées donnant les principaux dignitaires de la cour pontificale sous le pontificat de Pie IX (1846 -1878). Bien que sans signature, ces planches sont vraisemblablement dues à Salvatore Busuttil. 1 vol. 16mo of 30 engraved handcoloured plates. Publisher red boards. Charming set of handcoloured engravings depicting the main papal dignitaries. Fine copy.

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        Des Prisonniers, de l'Emprisonnement et des Prisons.

      Paris Germer-Baillière 1850 In-8 de XV-(1)-522 pp. FERRUS (Guillaume Marie André). De l'Expatriation Pénitentiaire pour faire suite à l'ouvrage : Des Prisonniers, De l'Emprisonnement et des Prisons. Paris, Germer-Baillière, 1853. In-8 de VII-(1)-206 pp. Ensemble 1 vol. in-8, demi-veau havane, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre en maroquin grenat (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale des deux pièces. Nommé en 1842 inspecteur du service médical des maisons centrales, le docteur Ferrus s'acquitta de ses nouvelles fonctions avec son zèle accoutumé, visitant les condamnés, se rendant compte de leur mode d'existence, de leur installation, de leurs besoins, étudiant en détail les différentes geôles. C'est le résultat de ses recherches qu'il expose en 1850 dans Des Prisonniers, De l'Emprisonnement et des Prisons suivi trois ans plus tard de De l'Expatriation Pénitentiaire. Quelques rousseurs. Semelaigne I,163 ; Petit, Ces Peines Obscures, p. 687. Bel exemplaire.

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         [EGYPTE] Alexandrie (Port neuf).

      Paris Wild circa 1850 316 x 487 mm. Belle estampe dessinée et lithographiée en couleurs par Louis Le Breton, figurant le port d'Alexandrie. Peintre, graveur et surtout lithographe de marine, Louis Le Breton fut l'un des artistes les plus prolifiques de son temps et le témoin de toutes les marines du XIX siècle. Bel exemplaire.

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        Vedette mixte par gros temps.

      Dessin sur papier fort au crayon noir rehaussé de crayons de couleurs, circa 1850, 22 x 14,5 cm, monogrammé en bas à droite.Né à Rouen le 3 avril 1818, de parents commerçants, Pierre-Emile suivra les cours de lÉcole municipale de peinture et de dessin de Rouen, à partir de 1838, à lâge de 20 ans. Très attaché à sa région natale, et au berceau familial maternel, Fécamp et ses environs, il les parcourt pour en saisir les différents aspects. Son oncle paternel possède une maison à Bernières-sur-Mer (Calvados), et cela procurera au jeune peintre son second « port dattache », tout en lui fournissant les sujets marins quil affectionne. En 1844, le peintre obtient une pension de la municipalité de Rouen pour aller suivre les cours de lÉcole royale des Beaux-Arts de Paris, dans latelier du peintre Léon Coignet. Il habite Montmartre et a pour ami intime Eugène Fromentin, il fréquente Corot, Jean-François Millet, et a sans doute des contacts avec Eugène Boudin auquel il vendit sa maison-atelier du 13 de la rue Berthe à Paris, quelques années avant sa mort. La marine est son sujet de prédilection, et ses peintures sont très bien accueillies par les critiques, moins par le marché, qui boude ce genre, et lartiste décèdera à Bernières-sur-Mer, après des années dificiles. Une grande exposition a célébré Pierre-Emile Berthélémy au Musée Maritime de lIle de Tatihou en 2007, et lAssociation Bernières Optique Nouvelle honore cette célébrité locale régulièrement. De nombreux musées conservent de ses toiles tels le Musée Baron Gérard de Bayeux, ceux de Fécamp, Morlaix, Rouen et le Musée de la Marine à Paris. Catalogue Exposition 2007 au Musée de l'Ile de Tatihou, page 107.

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        Don Pirlone a Roma. Memorie di un italiano...

      Fontana, 1850. Tre volumi di cm. 34, pp. xiii - 216, 208; 220. Antiporta illustrata a ciascun volume e 306 tavole fuori testo. Legatura originale in cart. rigido a stampa con vignette impresse a ciascun piatto anteriore. Legature con segni d'uso e dorsi rinforzati anticamente in carta. Una reintegrazione all'angolo bianco del terzo frontespizio, timbro di una biblioteca dell'immigrazione alle antiporte e fioriture sparsa, perlopiù marginali. Complessivamente esemplare genuino e marginoso che possiede la particolarità di essere impresso su carta velina e con le tavole stampate su carta di Cina ed applicate. Celebre opera di 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.

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        Milan Teatro della Scala. (titolo ripetuto in francese).

      1850 ca.. Litografia dipinta a mano in bella coloritura antica non d'epoca; mm 290x240 su foglio di mm 380x275. Bell'esemplare marginoso con lievissime fioriture.

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        Panorama De Mexico'.

      - Stahlstich b. Carl Adler in Hamburg, um 1850, 26,5 cm (Durchmesser) Stula S. 143. - Souvenirvedute in Rosenform mit 20 Ansichten von Mexiko Stadt. - Der original Umschlag mit Gesamtansicht von Mexiko. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Poëtes de l'Amour. Recueil de vers français des XV°, XVI°, XVII°, XVIII° et XIX° siècles, précédé d' une introduction par Julien LEMER.

      Garnier Frères Editeurs Paris 1850 Fort in-16 ( 115 X 75 mm ) de 552 pages, demi-chagrin framboise, dos à nerfs orné de caissons richement dorés "à la grotesque". ( Reliure de l'époque ). Edition originale très rare, bien complète du frontispice et du titre gravé de cette anthologie due à Julien LEMER. On y trouve le magnifique poème LESBOS qui parait pour la première fois, poème qui fut repris dans la première édition des "Fleurs du mal", en 1857, fut condamné et ne reparut que dans "Les Epaves". Un autre poème " A une belle dévote" est attribué à BAUDELAIRE ( et se trouve par erreur attribué au poète Henry VERMOT ). Très bel exemplaire. D'autres photos sur

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         Vue de Nice prise du chemin de Mont-Alban - Vista de Niza tomada del camino de Monte-Albano.

      Paris L. Turgis circa 1850 380 x 501 mm. Belle vue dessinée et lithographiée par Deroy, finement aquarellée à l'époque. Titre en français et en espagnol. Bel exemplaire.

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         Description de la Nouvelle Californie, géographique, politique et morale.

      Paris L. Masson 1850 In-12 de (2) ff., 386 pp.; demi-basane fauve, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre rouge, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Première édition, illustrée d'une grande carte gravée dépliante, de 4 planches gravées (lac Pyramide, fort Sutter, séquoias, vue de San Francisco), et de 3 cartes gravées (baies de San Francisco et de Monterey, isthme de Panama, Terre de Feu). La grande carte fut dressée par l'auteur d'après les travaux d'Eugène Duflot de Mofras (auteur de Exploration du territoire de l'Oregon, des Californies, et de la mer Vermeille), et du colonel John Charles Frémont (qui, de 1838 à 1846, explora tout l'ouest Américain). Ici en second état, la carte présente de nombreuses différences par rapport au premier état notamment pour le grand lac salé, la Sierra Nevada, et la côte ouest; de petits dessins d'animaux et d'Indiens ont été ajoutés. La Nouvelle Californie (ou Haute Californie) correspond aux actuels états de la Californie, du Nevada, de l'Utah, de l'Arizona, et d'une partie du Wyoming. L'ouvrage traite de l'histoire de la découverte de ce vaste territoire, de son histoire, de sa géographie, de sa géologie, des mines, des indigènes, des missions, du minerai d'or, de l'émigration, et des moyens de se rendre en Californie. Il fut publié alors que cette province du Mexique venait d'être cédée aux États-Unis par le traité de Guadalupe Hidalgo de 1848, mettant fin à la guerre américano-mexicaine, et que la nouvelle de la découverte de l'or faisait affluer de nombreux Européens vers San Francisco. La planche de la page 147, intitulée une forêt de pins en Californie, est probablement l'une des premières représentations du séquoia. Bon exemplaire. Rousseurs, habiles restaurations. Howes, F-101. -- Leclerc, I, 568. -- Sabin, 24198.

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      1850 c.. Litografia dipinta a mano, titolata e firmata in basso asinistra "Dandiran" e a destra "Roger & C. r. Richer,7". Mm 265x355. Non comune veduta assai fascinosa del Lungadige Porta Vittoria e del Ponte Nuovo e animata scena di vita in primo piano; tratta da "Album Cosmopolite". Ottimo esemplare con ampi margini. Carlo Perini-Cesare Sinistri "Verona nelle antiche stampe", 470.

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        COOLIDGE ( William Auguste ).

      Portrait de l' Alpiniste , photo dédicacée sur l'épreuve albuminée. Carte photo. Epreuve: 14,5 x 10 cm. Montage: 16,5 x 11 cm. ( de la collection Victor de Cessole ). William Auguste Brevoort Coolidge né le 28 août 1850 dans les environs de New York aux États-Unis et mort le 8 mai 1926 dans le Grindelwald en Suisse. Parti pour l' Europe à 15 ans, il découvrit la montagne avec sa tante Miss Brevoort , et accompagné des guides Almer père et fils , fit ses plus grandes ascensions, dont de nombreuses premières en Dauphiné et en Suisse. Alpiniste de renom qui laisse entre autres son nom au fameux pic Coolidge. Il fit de très nombreuses ascensions , plus de 1700 ascensions, souvent accompagné de sa tante Miss Brevoort et de son célèbre chien Tschingel. On lui doit des ouvrages de références, dont notamment le Guide du Haut-Dauphiné (1887), qu' il rédigea avec les Dauphinois Henri Duhamel et Félix Perrin ( 1er guide d' alpinisme en Oisans ) ; l' ouvrage magistral : Josias Simler et les origines de l'alpinisme jusqu'en 1600 (1904); et The Alps in Nature and History (1908).Amoureux du Dauphiné, où il revenait chaque saison d' été excursionner, il faisait partie de la Sté des Touristes du Dauphiné, et envoyait très complaisamment et régulièrement ses récits d'ascensions et d'excursions pour la publication de la revue. Ses textes sont une véritable richesse pour la montagne dauphinoise. voir autre fiche COOLIDGE ref. 1786 QUA. ( lettre tapuscrit et signature autographe , à l'en tête du chalet Montana à Grindelwald)RARE. Belle dédicace.

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        „Frisch- und Warm-Wasser-Heilanstalt in St. Radigund am Schökl. No. I.“.

      Graz, Verlag von Anton Burger (Druck v. A. Leykam‘s Erben), o. J. (um 1850). Getönte Orig.-Lithographie von Josef Reiterer. Blattgröße 35,5 x 45 cm; Darstellung 24 x 35,2 cm. Aus der gleichnamigen, ohne Titelblatt bzw. Umschlag erschienenen Serie von vier Blättern. - Vorliegend die schöne großformatige Gesamtansicht von St. Radegund. - Ränder tlw. m. kl. Läsuren u. Knickspuren. Etw. stockfleckig. - Selten. - Nebehay/W. III, 549. Versand D: 12,00 EUR St. Radegund bei Graz, Frisch- und Warm-Wasser-Heilanstalt in St. Radigund am Schökl. No. I., Schöckl, Schöckel,

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