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        The Literati: Some Honest Opinions about Authorial Merits and Demerits, with Occasional Words of Personality. Together with Marginalia, Suggestions, and Essays

      New York: J.S. Redfield, 1850. Fine. First edition, first printing, binding E (as called for on the first printing in BAL). Thick octavo. 607, [1]pp. Publisher's blue-gray cloth gilt. Contemporary label for Child's Book Store in Terre Haute, Indiana on the front pastedown, a couple of insignificant spots on the last couple of leaves, else a superlative, fine copy. Third volume (of four) in The Works, this volume of particular interest as it gathers most of Poe's known literary criticism, each volume was issued separately. BAL 16159.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Philosophy of Railroads, Published at the Request of the Directors of the Montreal and Lachine Railroads

      Toronto: W.H. Armour, 1850 40 pp. Original printed wraps. The author, one of Canada's greatest civil engineers, opposes a plan to extend the 8 mile portage Montreal-Lachine Railroad to Kingston, opting instead for a major line from Montreal to Toronto that would connect western commercial interests with the St. Lawrence. Thomas Coltrin Keefer (1821-1915), "one of the great hydraulic engineers of his time," was fully aware of the superior importance of railways to national economic development. In this tract he offers an exhaustive analysis of tremendous stimulating effect such a road would have on the Canadian economy, utilizing comparisons with railways and commercial activity in the United States. This, a resetting of the first edition of the same year (39 pp.), was followed by several later editions, all scarce. TPL 3089. Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

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        [Broadside] Greece! Greece, "The First Garden of Liberty's Tree," Struggling to Shake Off the Yoke of Turkish Tyranny. Marco Bozzaris in the Turkish Camp. Christophoros Plato Castanis, a Native Greek, Educated in the United States, Will Give an Extempore Lecture and an Exhibition on Greece and Turkey...

      n.p.: Spy Print, 1850. Very Good. Approximately 24 x 41cm. Later folds (probably for storage). Has a few small waterspots and bits of other soiling and wear. This broadside probably promoted various appearances by Castanis. Blank spaces for place and date have been filled in with ink as "The Town Hall" and "This Friday Only." Castanis wrote five or more books on Greece and his experiences. He lists four of his books at the end of this rather wordy broadside as being available at bookstores. His list does not include "The Greek Exile" which was published in 1851 which led us to believe that this was issued before that date. A few testimonials are included, the latest of which is dated 1848.

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        Slavery

      [c. 1850s]. Rare wrought iron shackle with a barrel type locking mechanism. This type of restraint was primarily used on South Carolina plantations to restrict the movement of high risk, runaway slaves. The complete shackle with links and lock is approximately 23 inches long. The pins are four and three inches long. Excellent patina. Fine condition.<br /><br />Deaccessioned from a museum. From the letter of authenticity: “Large Hand Forged South Carolina Slave Shackle: Circa 1850’s. Rare Wrought Iron Shackle with a barrel type locking mechanism. There is an imprint on the shackle (FM) that represents the initials of the plantation owner. The chain consists of eight (8) small forged links, consistent with pre-1863 technology. Such restraint was used on a large plantation to restrict movement on a high risk (runaway) person while working on the plantation or hire out to another plantation. Excellent patina surface on the metal. This is to certify that the Slave Shackle accompanying this certificate is authentic as described, and was carefully researched through all available sources of information. This is an historical piece of history from the African Slave Trade during the 1800’s...” The F and M are cut into the lock to indicate ownership should the slave escape.<br />

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        Graz von der Höhe hinter Waltendorf". Tonlithographie von Carl Reichert.

      Graz, Leykam, (ca. 1850). - Nicht bei Zahn. - Der bekannte Tiermaler Carl (auch Karl) Reichert war vor seiner Übersiedelung nach Wien in Graz als Schüler und Mitarbeiter von Josef Kuwasseg als Landschafts-Aquarellist und Lithograph tätig. Er galt als "gewandter Lithograph" (List) und veröffentliche eine große Anzahl von graphischen Folgen aber auch seltenen Einzelblättern. - Im Rand kl. hinterlegte Einrisse (ohne Bildberührung) und leicht fleckig. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        MAP OF THE STATES OF MISSOURI, iLLINOIS, iOWA AND WISCONSIN: THE TERRITORY OF MINNESOTA, AND THE MINERAL LANDS OF LAKE SUPERIOR

      Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., Philadelphia 1850 - Copyright 1849 with printed date on map of 1850. 72 X 51 cm. Map in color printed one side that folds into a leather case 9 X 14 cm. Maroon leather with stamped vine design around the outer edges of the covers and the title in gilt on the front cover. Map compiled and drawn by Ira S. Drake and engraved by Ira S. Drake with the help of John L. Hazzard. Map shows counties, state capitols, towns, railroads, stage routes, common roads, canals, rivers and creeks, lakes, and Native American Lands in the "Indian Territory." "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1849 by Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania." Map found separated from its leather folder but now archivally repaired and reattached. A couple of minor separations starting at folds, ink spots on obverse of two panels, else very good to near fine with no markings. Leather folder rubbed around the edges with some scuff marks on the exteriors of the covers but with gilt still bright. This is a rare piece of Americana and cartography. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recuerdos de Provincia. Primera edición. Publicado en Santiago de Chile en 1850

      Julio Belin 1850 - Santiago, Imprenta de Julio Belin, 1850. Medio cuero, 1era edición, VIII, 211 p., frontispicio, [1] h. de lám pleg. ; 21 cm. (16vo.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Scarlet Letter, A Romance

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields 1850 - Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. First edition, first printing. Publisher's brown T cloth decoratively stamped in blind to front board and lettered in gilt to spine, cream endpapers, publisher's ads inserted at front. A very good copy with some wear and rubbing to spine, slightly cocked, and page edges lightly toned, with expert repairs to spine. Overall very pleasing in the original publisher's binding. Housed in a custom slipcase with folding chemise. BAL 7600. From the library of Pulitzer Prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. The Scarlet Letter is set in the author's hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, in the early 17th century, just before the onset of the infamous Salem witch trials. The novel features Hester Prynne, an adulteress facing the shame and judgment of her Puritan community. In addition to officially sanctioned public humiliation, Prynne must wear a scarlet "A" pinned to her chest as a symbol of her transgression. After being released from prison, Prynne is exiled from her church and community, and she is forced to raise her daughter, the product of her adulterous relationship, and continue her work of helping the poor in solitude. Through the juxtaposition of Prynne's social condemnation and her charitable endeavors, Hawthorne explores the themes of guilt, sin, and Puritanism. Interestingly, The Scarlet Letter was published before Hawthorne achieved literary success, as indicated by his inclusion of his introductory essay "The Custom-House," in which the author chronicles his years working in Salem prior to writing The Scarlet Letter. This essay was met with harsh criticism from his local community, prompting the inclusion of a preface in subsequent editions in which Hawthorne defends "The Custom-House," which he says "could not have been done in a better or a kindlier spirit, nor, so far as his abilities availed, with a livelier effect of truth." Chiefly a biographer, Professor Kenneth Silverman co-directed the American Civilization program at NYU, and won not only the Pulitzer but also the Bancroft Prize for his work The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Other notable works of his include biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Samuel F. B. Morse. A magician himself, he also profiled the life of Harry Houdini. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Konvolut von handschriftlichen Noten und Texten.

      Salzburg, 1850 - 1890. Priv. Einände. Das Konvolut besteht aus: Eine Mappe von 184 Notenblättern handschriftlich, meist rubriziert in rot blau. Einer Mappe \"Lieder für gemischten Chor\", fortlaufend nummeriet 187 - 366, alle handschriftlich. Einer Mappe bez. m. Haronium Nr. 1 - 186, alle handschriftlich, weiters Beilagen, sowie Verzeichnisse nach Seitenzahlen und Compositionen (2 Hefte). Eine Mappe bez. Sangweisen. Handschriften auf Pergament, dem 15. bzw. 16. Jahrhundert nachempfunden. Eine Mappe bez. \"Erinnerungen\", beginnend ab 1850 bis circa 1890 die Salzburger Liedertafel betreffend. Mit zahlreichen Dokument Zeichnungen meist chronologisch datiert. Circa 400 Blatt. In einer Klatte Schnorr´s von Carolsfeld. Eine Mappe bez. \"Orgel\" mit handschriftlichen Abschriften klassischer Komponisten u. a. - Ein Liederbuch bez. \"Bürger-Sänger - Zunft - München. Lithographisch vervielflältigt, 112 S. - Insgesamt eine Sammlung von Unikaten. Zugleich eine genaue Chronologie der Geschichte der Salzburger Liedertafel. - RARA. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Musik

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        His Grace the Duke of Bedford Current Account. From 1st Jany 1850 to 31st Decr 1858.

      1850-1858 119pp ms. on both sides of 60 leaves ruled in red. Contemp. vellum titled in attractive calligraphic script on both front and rear boards.Francis Russell, 1788-1861, was a peer and Whig politician - he inherited the title on his father&apos;s death in 1839; his younger brother John Russell was twice Prime Minister. His wife, Anna Maria Stanhope, was a close friend of Queen Victoria and is credited with being the originator of &apos;afternoon tea&apos;. This ledger book records the Duke&apos;s current accounts from January 1, 1850 to December 31, 1858 with his bank Child&apos;s and Co. - one of the oldest financial institutions in the UK dating back to the 17th century. The book is divided into incoming funds on versos and sums paid on rectos; generally the Duke&apos;s receipt of money is greater than his expenditure. He was a wealthy man who owned much of Bloomsbury and Covent Garden; his total remittances for the year 1858 were £259,431.19s.11d. Much of his income came from his Beds and Bucks estate (probably Woburn) which was managed by Thomas Bennett - the duke received payments via Bennett for &apos;kitchen gardens £53.11s.9d,&apos; &apos;deer park £22.15s.8d,&apos; &apos;game £6.11s.11d,&apos; and a general &apos;Mr. Bennett £14,210.13s.3d.&apos; He was also paid large sums for &apos;your Graces Covent Garden Market £925.17s.5d&apos; and had various other revenue streams. Though the outgoing entries are frequently fewer, substantial sums were being paid each month including £16,049.11s.5d. to Mr Bennett for &apos;permanent improvements&apos; in December 1854, and £14,000 for &apos;your Graces Bedford Office account&apos; in September 1855. This ledger offers an interesting insight into the commercial expenditure of a shrewd businessman, one of Queen Victoria&apos;s highest ranked peers.

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        Prince Albert.

      Artist: Permassion ca ; date: ca1850 - - technic: Copper print- Aquatinta; - colorit: colored; - condition: Stains outer margins; - size (in cm): 49 x 32; - description: Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel,later The Prince Consort(1819 ? 1861) was the husband of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.He was born in the Saxon duchy of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld to a family connected to many of Europe's ruling monarchs. At the age of 20 he married his first cousin, Queen Victoria, with whom he would ultimately have nine children. At first, Albert felt constrained by his position as consort, which did not confer any power or duties upon him. Over time he adopted many public causes, such as educational reform and a worldwide abolition of slavery, and took on the responsibilities of running the Queen's household, estates and office. He was heavily involved with the organisation of the Great Exhibition of 1851. Albert aided in the development of Britain's constitutional monarchy by persuading his wife to show less partisanship in her dealings with Parliament?although he actively disagreed with the interventionist foreign policy pursued during Lord Palmerston's tenure as Foreign Secretary.He died at the early age of 42, plunging the Queen into a deep mourning that lasted for the rest of her life. Upon Queen Victoria's death in 1901, their eldest son, Edward VII, succeeded as the first British monarch of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, named after the ducal house to which Albert belonged.Albert involved himself in promoting many public educational institutions. Chiefly at meetings in connection with these he spoke of the need for better schooling.[82] A collection of his speeches was published in 1857. Recognised as a supporter of education and technological progress, he was invited to speak at scientific meetings, such as the memorable address he delivered as president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science when it met at Aberdeen in 1859.His espousal of science spawned opposition from the Church. His proposal of a knighthood for Charles Darwin, after the publication of On the Origin of Species, was rejected

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        Treatise on Marine and Naval Architecture or Theory and Practice Blended in Ship Building

      New York: Published by author, 1850. 4to (12" x 10"). 416pp. + (1)(binder's instructions with errata). Unrestored. Half bound with spine detached from text-block but joints holding, 1/4 lower cover board exposed, corners bumped. Free endpaper detached, possibly several missing leaves, frontispiece appears to be a facsimile, title page present. All plates and most tissue guards present with plate 26 incorrectly bound at 384 rather than 386. Good.

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        PANORAMA DELLA COSTA E DELLE ISOLE DI DALMAZIA, NEI VIAGGI DEI PIROSCAFI DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO. Disegnato per ordine dello Stabilimento suddetto da Giuseppe Rieger.

      Litografia di B. Linassi, 1850. Stupendo panorama delle coste della Dalmazia, di cm. 16,6 x 980, litografato in tinta e più volte ripieg., posto entro custodia in cartoncino coevo (cm. 16x25,5), preceduto da un bel frontespizio figurato. Questo eccezionale panorama è costituito da 40 vedute in cui viene delineato il profilo delle coste dalmate, viste dal mare, partendo da "Capo Compare" fuori di Pola in Istria (proseguendo per il Carnero, Lussin Piccolo, catena dei Monti Velebich, Zara, Sebenico, Spalato, canale della Brazza, Lesina, canale di Narenta, penisola Sabioncello, Monte Suchino, Ragusa, M. Desiviglie, Cattaro, Monte S. Elia) fino a Budua (con i Monti d'Antivari). Nella parte inferiore del panorama sono poste le isole: da Canidole, Premuda, Rivagn, Sta Eufemia, a Ugliano, Pasman, Slarina, Solta, Spalmadore, Curtola, Meleda, Lacrona, fino allo "scoglio S. Nicolò o della Vergine" (porto della città di Budua). Le quaranta vedute, unite, sviluppano una lunghezza di ben 9 metri e 80 centimetri. Nel 1838 il Lloyd Austriaco istituì un servizio di linea da Trieste fino alle Bocche di Cattaro e per illustrare i propri itinerari la Compagnia affidò al pittore triestino Giuseppe Rieger il compito di riprodurre i paesaggi e i porti della Dalmazia. La raccolta è compilata con accurata attenzione, come una dettagliata guida turistica, onde soddisfare le esigenze di informazione dei passeggeri. Su ogni veduta sono riportati i nomi dei luoghi, delle isole, dei monti, porti, forti, conventi, osterie, ecc. Un altro aspetto che ci colpisce è il senso di quiete che le vedute esprimono nel rappresentare acque calme in prossimità della costa, come se la navigazione si svolgesse all'interno di tranquilli canali, per infondere sicurezza nei passeggeri. Al verso del piatto anteriore della custodia è applicato un ex libris con lo stemma reale asburgico e le dicitura "Assicurazioni Generali in Trieste - Subdirection Transportuens Abth Berlin". Esemplare molto ben conservato.

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        Mittheilungen über gewerbliche und Arbeiter-Associationen. Zur Beantwortung vielfacher Anfragen.

      Leipzig, E. Keil & Comp., 1850. - Titelblatt, 92 S., spätere einfache Broschur (mit dem blindgeprägten Stempel 'Bibliothek der Sozialdemokratischen Partei'), 19,5 x 12 cm. Erste Ausgabe. Sehr seltene erste Ausgabe dieses Gründungsdokuments der deutschen Genossenschaftsbewegung. - Titelblatt und weitere Seiten gestempelt, sonst wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Elvira Tasbach]
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        Souvenirs de Paris et ses environs

      1850. in-16 oblungo, leg tela con titolo e fregi impressi in oro al piatto superiore. 40 litografie originali della città di Parigi e dintorni in bella coloritura coeva.. .

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        Paris Et Ses Environs

      Lemercier, Paris 1850 - Landscape 4to, 17 x 25 cm. Thirty hand-finished color lithographs with tissue guards printed recto only. Landmark Paris sites -- Le Palais Royal, Place Vendome, L'Arc de Triomphe de L'Etoile, Hotel de Ville, Place de la Concorde, Boulevard des Capucines et Grand Hotel, Lac du Bois de Boulogne et al. Front hinge cracked but firm, small dark spot front cover, plates clean and bright. Orig. dark red cloth, front cover lettered in gilt. Very good [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        Die Basiliken des christlichen Roms. Kupfertafeln und Erklärung.

      J.G. Cotta ohne Jahr ca 1850, München, - 580x450mm, 6Seiten, Kunstblätter, Flecken. Feuilles sous cartable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Zrirkus kommt".

      [ca. 1850].. Orig.-Bleistiftzeichnung. 21, 5 x 20 cm. (Blattgr). In gutem Zustand. Lebendige Strassenszene mit Kamel, Affen, Bären, Musiker. - Beiliegend: Ders. "Maulesel". Orig.-Bleistiftzeichnung. 9, 5 x 11, 5 cm. - Reinhold (1816-1893) studierte ab 1830 an der Wiener Akad. der bildenden Künste als Schüler von Th. Ender und Mössmer. Malte auf seinen Studienreisen in den Alpenländern Landschaftsbilder. 1844 war er in Italien. R. lieferte besonders für die Familien Lobkowitz und Waldstein Wald- und Gebirgslandschaften, aber auch Volksszenen, Tier- und Jagdstücke. (vgl. ÖBL IX, 45)

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        South Africa Delineated

      or, Sketches, Historical and Descriptive, of its Tribes and Missions, and of the British Colonies of the Cape and Port-Natal. First edition. Frontispiece & 5 engraved plates. 8vo. Fine in modern half morocco, spine gilt. xii, 216, 12ads.pp. London,

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        Le mérite des enfants]

      [Paris]: , 1850 - Six Very Fine Hand-Colored Lithograph Plates Depicting Children at PlaySAILLET, Charles de, illustrator. [Le mérite des enfants]. Album [cover title]. [Paris: Lehuby, 1845].Folio (14 x 10 5/8 inches; 356 x 270 mm.). Six fine lithograph plates in two states, hand colored and heightened with gum arabic and plain. All plates within lithographed ornamental borders.Publisher's ? black grained paper over boards, front cover lettered "Album" in gilt. Board extremities a little rubbed, some light stains on rear cover otherwise near fine.The plates depict young women and children enjoying various outdoor activities.According to OCLC there are just two copies located in libraries and institutions worldwide (Morgan Library, NY; and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin).The plates:1. La Nacelle - "The Platform" 2. Le Jour de Fete - "The Feast Day53. Le Déjeuner - "The Breakfast"4. Le Biscuit - "The Biscuit"5. La Lecture - "Reading"6. Les Prix - "The Prize" [Attributes: First Edition]

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        HISTORIA DEL TOREO

      - Historia del toreo, y de las principales ganaderías de España. Obra ilustrada, popular y curiosa. Original de .- Madrid, Imprenta de D. Anselmo Sta. Coloma y Compañía, 1850; en 4º maypr holandesa chagren con puntas nueva, 380 pp. - 2 hh. 24 láminas litográficas fuera del texto , capitales, cabeceras y viñetas en él. Son obras de Miranda, Urrabieta, etc. Palau nº 26408. Ejemplar completo con restauración en papel de las páginas 17 - 18 en parte blanca y de esquina superior de la lámina Morenillo. Por lo demás limpio y en buen estado.

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        Vue des isles Boromées au Lac Majeur

      1850. Animata veduta del centro lago presa dalla riva di ponente, lungo la strada del Sempione. Al centro della composizione: sulla destra l'Isola Bella, a sinistra l'Isola Pescatori ed in lontananza l'Isola Madre. Sulla sponda opposta ai piedi del Sasso del Ferro si riconosce la cittadina di Laveno. Alcuni restauri magistralmente eseguiti

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        CUBE PUZZLE

      - PUZZLE. CUBE PUZZLE. This is a charming early cube puzzle in its original wooden box, complete with picture sheets. The nine cubes are housed in a wooden box measuring 5 1/2" square with a sliding wooden lid. No pub. info., ca 1850, cover creased and darkened, normal wear, VG. Laid in are the 5 hand-colored lithographed picture sheets (the 6th is on the cover) that the child uses as a guide when assembling the 6 puzzles. Each puzzle depicts various daily activities of children playing or performing farmyard chores.

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        Crest Album: A Bound Album Of Original Victorian Letterhead Crests And Seals

      1850. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine. Original Colored Embossed Crests. Standard Published Blank Book, All Edges Gilt, Recently Rebound In Full Leather With Gilt Lettering And Decorations, Original Yellow Endpapers. With 20 Spaces Per Page For Clipped Letterhead Crests, Now Including Several Hundred Pasted In At Some Time In The Middle Nineteenth Century. The First Page Includes French Royalty, Including Napoleon, Prince Napoleon Le Fils, The Prince Imperial, Princess Eugenie, Napoleon Iii, Princes Jerome, Joseph Bonaparte, Louis Bonaparte, Pierre N. Bonaparte, Antoine Bonaparte, And The Comte And Countess De Chambord. The Next Page Includes12 Seals Of Royal Yachts, Warships And The Admiralty. Three Pages With 54 Crests Of Dukes, Earls, Viscounts, Etc., With Many Notable Political And Other Celebrities. Another Page With 9 Small Crests, Some With Mottos.Several Pages With 53 Crests, All Or Almost All Of Commercial Establishments, Most Names.More Pages With Another 191 Crests, Some Familial, One Ship Of The Line, Etc. Another Page With Ten Railways. Another Page With Three Hotels, Another Page With 7 Hotels; Another Two Pages With 26 Crests Of Cambridge And Oxford Colleges Etc.

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        Autograph Album Owned and Circulated By Kate Bowden at Georgetown Female Seminary, Scott County, Kentucky , 1850-51

      - 25 leaves filled out by mostly female students at Georgetown Female Seminary mostly signed. Original black leather with gilt stamped design on front and back covers. The Catalogue of the school from 1850-1852 notes that she is enrolled all three years. Additionally, signed by her female friends (mostly noted in the printed catalogue) such as Mollie H. Payne, Ellen Dunn, Bettie M. Craig, Mary H. Brown and some male students at the nearby college [very strict chaperone rules were exercised] some using the classical name Junius, others signing their names. One long poem in German (presumably from an instructor). The calligraphy is beautiful and the sentiments typical of the era. The school has Greek, The long deeply thought from Bettie Craig speaks of their secret vows, their attachment and while these may well have been innocent expressions of deep friendship in the 19th Century, they would certainly have been considered differently in the 21st century.

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        Sketches after English landscape painters. By L. Marvy. With short notices by W.M. Thackeray. (First edition)

      London: David Bogue, [1850]. [23] leaves of text and 20 colour engravings each with tissue guard. (4to) 32.5x24 cm (12 x 9 ") period three-quarter blue morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt. Edges worn, front hinge open; paper a bit toned but overall internally near fine. Henry Vizetelly, Printer and engraver, Gough Square, Fleet Street" Plates engraved by Louis Marvy; after Sir Augustus Wall Callcott, J.M.W. Turner, J. Holland, Francis Danby, Thomas Creswick, William Collins, Richard Redgrave, Frederick Richard Lee, George Cattermole, William James Müller, James Duffield Harding, Peter Nasmyth, Richard Wilson, Edward William Cooke, John Constable, Peter De Wint, David Cox, Thomas Gainsborough, David Roberts, and Clarkson Stanfield. Each plate is followed by a short critique by Thackeray. Thackeray was an old friend of Marvy, a French artist, who took refuge in London after the chaos of 1848. Theodore Taylor's 1864 biography of Thackeray mentions the history of the book: "A fine and skillful landscape painter himself, M. Marvy, while here, as a means of earning a living, made a series of engravings after the works of our English landscape painters... The publishers, however, would not undertake the work without a series of letter-press notices of each picture from Thackeray; and the latter accordingly added some criticisms which are interesting as developing his theory of this kind of art" (p.32). An interesting and quite scarce Thackeray item, very rarely found colored. Abbey, Life in England, no 207 : "The majority of the copies issued were uncoloured."

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First Edition. wrappers. Very good. 20 vols. in 19, a serialization sequentially published over 1 1/2 years. 1st edition, 1st issue, in the original monthly parts, preceding all other editions, and read the next sentence deliberately, because the distressing phrase you inevitably see is "almost every" while the happy phrase you are about to see is "each and every." This set conforms to each and every point in Hatton & Cleaver (all erratum, the correct covers, all ads, all samples, and all 40 inserted plates by H. K. Browne, including the frontispiece and vignette title). And perfection is important in a Dickens parts serialization because later ads are the telltale sign of later issue, in many cases months later, so do not discount comprehensiveness as mere frill, or turn your back on it the way you would on a drunk woman, haphazardly seated nearby at a dinner party, who relentlessly keeps insisting that you name your favorite Powerpuff Girl. Original wrappers, neat repairs to backstrips, light wear at edges, else a very good set (the old-fashioned very good), infrequently offered for sale so clean, complete, upright and intact, a stirring combination of quality, magnitude, precedence, and inclusiveness. Full dark blue morocco case. Collation: Octavo (8 1/8" X 5 9/16"). [i-vii] viii [ix] x-xii [xiii] xiv [xv-xvi], [1], 2-624. Reference: Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 253-272. Eckel, pp. 75-77. Raising his game, at the height of his powers, Dickens explores writing in the first person and achieves the great novel of initiation, finding the ideal balance between the bustling energy of his early works and the mature sense of design exhibited here for the first time. The plotline is pierced by an unsettling exposé of the treatment inflicted on Victorian children, and this is buttressed by poignant statements about the terrors and torments of youth coming of age, most of which apply in any era, and successfully concluding his quest, the novel ends with a glimpse of the grown man. Dickens began to write it as pure autobiography, but he found the naked facts too personal, accordingly, many of the events are drawn from his personal experiences, but many more are fictionalized from his keen reconnaissance of life. However, Micawber can be no other than Dickens' father, and there is no doubt that David Copperfield is Dickens himself. And knowing that he had laid the needle against the redline pin on the great-ometer, he openly stated, more than once, that Copperfield was his favorite from among all his books.

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        ALBUM OF 12 CHINESE GOUACHE PITH PAINTINGS OF CHINESE PUNISHMENTS.

      No date circa 1850 - Circa 1850, oblong red silk album still with original ties, approximately 360 x 250 mm, 14 x10 inches, 12 paintings of Chinese punishments with blue cloth borders and soft paper backing, 3 paintings have small damage to top inner corner and 1 to lower outer corner, not affecting images, 1 painting with a man holding a lantern has a closed split affecting image, running into his clothes, 60 mm (3 inches), cloth borders of some pictures creased, some corners creased, not affecting images, paintings slightly slipped from the cloth borders, binding has wear to spine with loss of silk, some small chips to covers touched up with matching colour, wear to edges of covers also touched up, silk lifting from boards, slight stain to lower cover, a few of the paper backing sheets have a few small repairs to edges and a few tiny chips, otherwise a good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        \"Der Zrirkus kommt\".

       [ca. 1850]. Orig.-Bleistiftzeichnung. 21, 5 x 20 cm. (Blattgr). In gutem Zustand.Lebendige Strassenszene mit Kamel, Affen, Bären, Musiker. - Beiliegend: Ders. \"Maulesel\". Orig.-Bleistiftzeichnung. 9, 5 x 11, 5 cm. - Reinhold (1816-1893) studierte ab 1830 an der Wiener Akad. der bildenden Künste als Schüler von Th. Ender und Mössmer. Malte auf seinen Studienreisen in den Alpenländern Landschaftsbilder. 1844 war er in Italien. R. lieferte besonders für die Familien Lobkowitz und Waldstein Wald- und Gebirgslandschaften, aber auch Volksszenen, Tier- und Jagdstücke. (vgl. ÖBL IX, 45) Versand D: 4,00 EUR Graphik, Künstlergraphik

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        PANORAMA DELLA COSTA E DELLE ISOLE DI DALMAZIA, NEI VIAGGI DEI PIROSCAFI DEL LLOYD AUSTRIACO. Disegnato per ordine dello Stabilimento suddetto da Giuseppe Rieger.

      Trieste, Litografia di B. Linassi, 1850. Stupendo panorama delle coste della Dalmazia, di cm. 16,6 x 980, litografato in tinta e più volte ripieg., posto entro custodia in cartoncino coevo (cm. 16x25,5), preceduto da un bel frontespizio figurato. Questo eccezionale panorama è costituito da 40 vedute in cui viene delineato il profilo delle coste dalmate, viste dal mare, partendo da “Capo Compare” fuori di Pola in Istria (proseguendo per il Carnero, Lussin Piccolo, catena dei Monti Velebich, Zara, Sebenico, Spalato, canale della Brazza, Lesina, canale di Narenta, penisola Sabioncello, Monte Suchino, Ragusa, M. Desiviglie, Cattaro, Monte S. Elia) fino a Budua (con i Monti d'Antivari). Nella parte inferiore del panorama sono poste le isole: da Canidole, Premuda, Rivagn, Sta Eufemia, a Ugliano, Pasman, Slarina, Solta, Spalmadore, Curtola, Meleda, Lacrona, fino allo “scoglio S. Nicolò o della Vergine” (porto della città di Budua). Le quaranta vedute, unite, sviluppano una lunghezza di ben 9 metri e 80 centimetri. Nel 1838 il Lloyd Austriaco istituì un servizio di linea da Trieste fino alle Bocche di Cattaro e per illustrare i propri itinerari la Compagnia affidò al pittore triestino Giuseppe Rieger il compito di riprodurre i paesaggi e i porti della Dalmazia. La raccolta è compilata con accurata attenzione, come una dettagliata guida turistica, onde soddisfare le esigenze di informazione dei passeggeri. Su ogni veduta sono riportati i nomi dei luoghi, delle isole, dei monti, porti, forti, conventi, osterie, ecc. Un altro aspetto che ci colpisce è il senso di quiete che le vedute esprimono nel rappresentare acque calme in prossimità della costa, come se la navigazione si svolgesse all'interno di tranquilli canali, per infondere sicurezza nei passeggeri. Al verso del piatto anteriore della custodia è applicato un ex libris con lo stemma reale asburgico e le dicitura “Assicurazioni Generali in Trieste - Subdirection Transportuens Abth Berlin”. Esemplare molto ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        Presente amistoso dedicado a las Señoritas Mexicanas

      Dri, editora, México 1850 - IV + 435 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria de Antano (ILAB & ABA Members)]
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        [Heiroglyphics.]

      n.p., n.d., 1850. 16mo, pp. 47, [1]; blindstamped black cloth; wear to corners and spine, very good. A mnemonic reference for Masonic rites, providing the first letters only of each word to allow for study and memorization while keeping the content of the material obscure to the uninitiated. Includes rituals for the Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft, and Master Mason. We have been able to identify some as scripts for initiations, while the rest remains unread, so to speak. Only AAS on OCLC. A novel piece of Freemason history.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Die Physiologie der Pflanzen und Thiere und Theorie der Pflanzencultur. Für Landwirthe.

      Vieweg, Braunschweig 1850 - xii, 500 Seiten. 1 Falttafel, goldgeprägter Ppbd. der Zeit, umlaufender Farbschnitt, 21 x 13 cm. Mit 154 Abbildungen im Text und einer Falttafel. - Der Band stammt aus dem Besitz des Limnologen und Ökologen Eberhard Stengel (1936-2013) und trägt seinen eigenhändigen Namenszug auf dem Titelblatt. - Einband etwas bestoßen, Besitzvermerk auf dem vorderen Vorsatzblatt, innen gering fleckig, sonst und insgesamt gutes Exemplar. 650 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        Naval Tactics and Trials of Sailing. Illustrated by Diagrams of the Several Evolutions. To which are added: The Established Plan of Lights for Steam Vessels, and Regulations to avoid Collision.

      London: Charles Wilson, 1850.. First Edition. With the original Protractor housed in a pocket to front paste down. Publisher's embossed green cloth with gilt titles to spine, gilt titles to upper below ships motifs stamped in gilt to centre. Illustrated with a fronstispiece of H.M.S. St. Vincent, 4 plates of the Trials, tables, and numerous battle plans heightened in blue and red. Neat name to f.f.e.p. Light foxing to plates. Cloth neatly recased with spine repaired, boards rubbed; book sound, text clean. A very serviceable copy of this esteemed work on naval tactics, rarely seen with the protractor still present.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Zittau. - Gedenkblatt. - "König Ottokar bestimmt durch seinen Ritt den Umfang der Stadt, 1255".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Lithographie, koloriert und eiweißgehöht, um 1850. Von Gustav Adolph Berthold. 32 x 43,5 cm (Darstellung ) / 35,5 x 45 cm (Blatt). Mittig innerhalb der Darstellung betitelt, ferner unten um die Angaben links "Entwurf & Zeichnung von Gustav Berthold", mittig "Verlag der J. D. Schöpsischen Buch- & Kunst-Handlung, Zittau" und rechts "Lithographie & Druck v. E. Braumann & Comp, Zittau" ergänzt. Einzeldarstellungen unterhalb betitelt. - Um die zentrale Darstellung mit König Ottokar gruppieren sich zwölf kleine, ovale Darstellungen und Porträts "Ottokar, Zerstörung d. Raubschlosses Oybin bei Zittau, Zittau 1755, Heidenreich's Predigt durch den Comthur gestört, Karl V., Erstürmung Zittau's durch die Sachsen, Johann I., Napoleon bei Zittau, Zittau 1855, Bombardement von Zittau, Johann Georg I., Die Gesandten der Sechsstädte i. Prag", die mit ornamentalem Schmuckwerk verbunden sind. - Am Blattrand oben und links fachmännisch restauriert. Insgesamt in einem guten Erhaltungszustand mit ansprechendem, sehr feinem Kolorit. Gustav Adolph Berthold (geb. 9. Februar 1819 in Oberoderwitz; gest. 14. März 1894 ebenda). Deutscher Schriftsteller und Maler. Nach dem Besuch des Gymnasiums erhielt der gehörlose Berthold ab 1836 Zeichenunterricht in Zittau, von 1840-1844 besuchte er die Kunstakademie in Dresden. Er illustrierte von 1853-1861 zahlreiche Gedenkblätter und Bücher. Ebenso verfasste er Räuber- und Geheimnisliteratur und war als Verfasser von Kolportageromanen tätig. Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz]
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        Basel St. Jakob. Original Bleistift-Zeichnung leicht in Sepia aquarelliert.

      o.J. um 1850, - 18.4x27 cm, gekonnte Skizze vom Dorf mit Brücke. Passepartout Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Basel Rathausplatz. Original Bleistift-Zeichnung leicht in Sepia aquarelliert.

      o.J. um 1850, - 18.5x27 cm, gekonnte Skizze vom Platz mit Häuserreihe, Passepartout Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        HOUSEHOLD WORDS A Weekly Journal 19 Volumes (Complete Run)

      Wellington Street, London: Office, 1850. Hardcover. Very Good+. Octavo. Nineteen Volumes. Nice set of the complete run dated 1850-59. A total of 479 issues with all Christmas supplements and "The Household Narrative." Bound in original blue-green blind stamped cloth. Volume XVII has faded to brown. Contains contributions by Dickens, including "Hard Times", "A Child's History of England", "Gone Astray", and "The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices." Rear hinges are stressed, but intact on Volumes VII, VIII, X and XIV. The yellow end papers of Volume XIX are lightly foxed.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Household Words, 1850-1859 19 Volumes Complete, Hard Times

      - This is a complete 19 Volume set of "HOUSEHOLD WORDS" - A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens. The volumes span the years 1850 (Volume I) to 1859 (Volume XIX). The significance of this set is that Volume IX contains the 1st appearance of the Dickens classic "HARD TIMES" (please see photos). "Hard Times was first published serially in "Household Words" in the April 1, 1854 issue (volume IX), followed shortly thereafter by the 1st edition in book form in the same year. Seldom found complete in 19 Volumes. "Household Words" was an English weekly magazine edited by Charles Dickens and was published every Saturday from March 1850 to May 1859. This set contains 19 hardcover volumes which contain the complete run of individual issues. To boost slumping sales, Dickens serialized his classic novel "Hard Times" in weekly parts between April 1st and August 12th 1854. It had the desired effect, more than doubling the journal's circulation and encouraging Dickens, who remarked that he was "three parts mad, and the fourth delirious, with perpetual rushing at Hard Times." Condition: Overall the set is in terrific condition with only light wear as would be expected. The most notable condition flaw with this set is that the front cover of Volume III is present, but detached; also, there is a 1" area on the spine of volumes III and XVI where the leather has flaked off (please see photo #1).otherwise the set is in great condition with only expected wear. The pages are in overall excellent condition with only occasional foxing. Some volumes have a name written in pen on the front end paper. The volumes are tightly bound. Partial crack at front hinge of Volume XI.no other cracks found. The set has a light musty odor. Overall a great condition complete set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CraigsClassics]
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        \"Maximilian Herzog in Bayern. K.B. General-Lieutenant und Oberst des dritten Chevauxlegers-Regimentes Commandant der Landwehr u. sämmtlicher Freycorps von Oberbayern\". Ganzfigur nach viertellinks in Uniform zu Pferde, bei einer Parade auf dem Lenbachplatz inmitten seines berittenen Generalstabs nach rechts reitend, im Hintergrund die Silhouette von München mit den Frauentürmen und der Maxburg.

       Lithographie mit Tonplatte von E. Schulz nach Heinrich von Mayr, bei J.B. Kuhn, München, um 1850, 45,5 x 38 cm. Nicht bei Lentner und Maillinger. - Sauber und nur im Himmel drei winzige Wurmlöchlein. - Dekoratives Prachtblatt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Porträts, Wittelsbacher

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      Bradbury & Evans 1850 - 20 vols. in 19, a serialization sequentially published over 1 1/2 years. 1st edition, 1st issue, in the original monthly parts, preceding all other editions, and read the next sentence deliberately, because the distressing phrase you inevitably see is "almost every" while the happy phrase you are about to see is "each and every." This set conforms to each and every point in Hatton & Cleaver (all erratum, the correct covers, all ads, all samples, and all 40 inserted plates by H. K. Browne, including the frontispiece and vignette title). And perfection is important in a Dickens parts serialization because later ads are the telltale sign of later issue, in many cases months later, so do not discount comprehensiveness as mere frill, or turn your back on it the way you would on a drunk woman, haphazardly seated nearby at a dinner party, who relentlessly keeps insisting that you name your favorite Powerpuff Girl. Original wrappers, neat repairs to backstrips, light wear at edges, else a very good set (the old-fashioned very good), infrequently offered for sale so clean, complete, upright and intact, a stirring combination of quality, magnitude, precedence, and inclusiveness. Full dark blue morocco case. Collation: Octavo (8 1/8" X 5 9/16"). [i-vii] viii [ix] x-xii [xiii] xiv [xv-xvi], [1], 2-624. Reference: Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 253-272. Eckel, pp. 75-77. Raising his game, at the height of his powers, Dickens explores writing in the first person and achieves the great novel of initiation, finding the ideal balance between the bustling energy of his early works and the mature sense of design exhibited here for the first time. The plotline is pierced by an unsettling exposé of the treatment inflicted on Victorian children, and this is buttressed by poignant statements about the terrors and torments of youth coming of age, most of which apply in any era, and successfully concluding his quest, the novel ends with a glimpse of the grown man. Dickens began to write it as pure autobiography, but he found the naked facts too personal, accordingly, many of the events are drawn from his personal experiences, but many more are fictionalized from his keen reconnaissance of life. However, Micawber can be no other than Dickens' father, and there is no doubt that David Copperfield is Dickens himself. And knowing that he had laid the needle against the redline pin on the great-ometer, he openly stated, more than once, that Copperfield was his favorite from among all his books. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus, ABAA/ILAB]
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        DIary of a Physician in California; Being the Results of Actual Experience, Including Notes of the Journey by Land and Water, and Observations on the Climate, Soil, Resources of the Country, etc.

      D. Appleton & Company and G.S. Appleton, New York and Philadephia 1850 - 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, 92 pages, modern half calf with marbled boards, Tyson was the first competent professional physician to record for the prospective emigrant information regarding the preservation of health while traveling to California and while working in the mines. Tyson sailed from Baltimore, crossed the isthmus at Panama and arrived in San Francisco in May of 1849. This work is considered one of the best contemporary accounts of travels in the northern mines of California. edition. Some foxing throughout. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dawson's Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB]
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        HAMBURG. "Alster-Bassin in Hamburg". Blick von der Alster auf die Stadt, auf dem Fluß zahlreiche Segel- und Ruderboote, Kähne und Schwäne.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von G. Führmann, St. Pauli, um 1850, 35 x 53 cm. Reizend staffagierte Ansicht in guter Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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