The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1850

        A SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF HENRY LEANDER FOOTE, SENTENCED TO BE HUNG IN NEW HAVEN, JUNE 19, 1850, (REPRIEVED BY THE LEGISLATURE TILL OCTOBER 2, 1850,) FOR THE MURDER OF MISS EMILY H. COOPER.TOGETHER WITH HIS ADVENTURES AS A U.S. DRAGOON DURING THE FLORIDA WAR. WITH. HIS CONFESSION OF THE RAPE AND MURDER OF MISS COOPER, AND HIS ADDRESS ON THE GALLOWS.

      New Haven: T.J. Stafford, [1850]. - 56pp. Original plain wrappers, stitched as issued. Wraps somewhat soiled and slightly chipped, with one small closed tear from front fore- edge. Title in contemporary manuscript on front wrapper, later institutional bookplate inside front. Tanning and foxing. Good, in original condition. A lurid autobiography written by a Connecticut murderer who also served as a Dragoon in Florida during the Second Seminole War. He claims to relate in the present work "a description of the horrid massacre of two families, and some battles, never before published," and his detailed account of his service from 1835 to 1837 occupies most of the first part of the pamphlet. The Appendix contains his confession to the rape and murder of Emily Cooper, his twelve-year- old cousin, and the address he planned to give at the time of his hanging, in which he blames (among other things) "licentious novels" for leading him astray. This is the second edition, with three added pages containing details of his execution, published after his hanging. OCLC locates only three copies of this edition, at the New- York Historical Society, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Clements Library; and two copies of the first edition, at Yale and Trinity College. Not in Servies. McDADE 310. COHEN 12568.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Rome in MDCCCXLIX [1849]. Supplement to the Illustrated London News.

      London: William Little. May 4 1850 - Large engraved panorama 40 x 109 cm. with later hand-colouring.

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 624 pp. Half bound in brown calf over marbled cloth, spine with 5 gilt raised bands and elaborate gilt floral design and gilt lettering, marbled edges and endpapers, engraved frontispiece and vignette titlepage along with 38 additional plates by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). Bound without the half-title, all else as called for in Smith and Gimbel for the first state (including 'screamed' for 'screwed' on 132, '1850' on vignette titlepage, and the third 'i' on page viii is raised). An attractive copy in a contemporary binding of what is regarded by many, including the author himself (e.g. see Ackroyd, Dickens pp. 605-606), as Dickens' finest novel, a landmark work in the field of English literature. Smith I, 9; Gimbel A122. Light rubbing and some wear to the edges of the boards, darkening to the frontispiece and vignette titlepage, a bit of other scattered foxing and darkening to some of the plates, but most leaves and many of the plates are quite clean.

      [Bookseller: Evening Star Books]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        New Boke about Shakespeare and Straford Upon Avon

      London: Printed for Private Circulation 1850 - London: Privately Printed, 1850. First Edition. First Impression Limited Edition Number 13 of 75 copies - see photo. Whilst it is stated that the paper is ‘thin’ it is normal thickness paper. pp. 96 with folding frontispiece of Shakespeare's marriage bond. Bound in the original blind stamped buckram with faded gilt titles on the spine. Spine is frayed to the top and bottom with a tear to the cloth to the top of the spine, corners bumped, Shakespeare's Will at the rear. Spotting to the pages otherwise good. James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (21 June 1820 – 3 January 1889) was an English Shakespearean scholar. The son of Thomas Halliwell, he was born in London and was educated privately and at Jesus College, Cambridge. He devoted himself to antiquarian research, particularly into early English literature. In 1839 he edited Sir John Mandeville's Travels; in 1842 published an Account of the European manuscripts in the Chetham Library, besides a newly discovered metrical romance of the 18th century (Torrent of Portugal). He became best known, however, as a Shakespearean editor and collector. In 1848 he brought out his Life of Shakespeare, illustrated by John Thomas Blight (1835 - 1911), which passed through several editions; in 1853-1865 a sumptuous edition, limited to 150 copies, of Shakespeare in folio, with full critical notes; in 1863 a Calendar of the Records at Stratford-on-Awn; in 1864 a History of New Place. After 1870 he entirely gave up textual criticism, and devoted his attention to elucidating the particulars of Shakespeare's life. He collated all the available facts and documents in relation to it, and exhausted the information to be found in local records in his Outlines of the Life of Shakespeare. He was mainly instrumental in the purchase of New Place for the corporation of Stratford-on-Avon, and in the formation there of the Shakespeare museum. His publications in all numbered more than sixty volumes. He assumed the name of Phillipps in 1872, under the will of the grandfather of his first wife, a daughter of Sir Thomas Phillipps the antiquary. He took an active interest in the Camden Society, the Percy Society and the Shakespeare Society, for which he edited many early English and Elizabethan works. From 1845 Halliwell was excluded from the library of the British Museum on account of the suspicion attaching to his possession of some manuscripts which had been removed from the library of Trinity College, Cambridge. He published privately an explanation of the matter in 1845. His house, Hollingbury Copse, near Brighton, was full of rare and curious works, and he generously gave many of them to Chetham's Library, Manchester, to the Morrab Library of Penzance, to the Smithsonian Institution, and to the library of the University of Edinburgh.   Condition Report Externally Spine – fair to good condition – gilt titles to a faded and frayed (at ends) spine, chipped and or frayed at the spine ends with some loss. Joints – good condition – solid. Corners – good condition – bumped and worn. Boards – good condition – original blind-stamped cloth, aged and worn. Page edges – good condition – hand cut. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – good condition. Paste downs – good condition – book plate and inscriptions. End papers – good condition. Title – good condition. Pages – good condition – some foxing and marks. Binding – good condition – attractive. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1850 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Louis88Books]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Horse Guards

      London: J. & D. A. Darling, 126, Bishopsgate Street: M'Glashan, Dublin; Menzies, Edinburgh, 1850. First Edition. With 11 hand-colored lithograph plates. viii, 104 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's hand-colored printed boards. Almost fine. First Edition. With 11 hand-colored lithograph plates. viii, 104 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. This is the second of three books by John Josiah Hort on army life and featuring colored lithographs. The spine is slightly darkened and the binding slightly rubbed but in remarkably good condition given the fragility of the cream paper boards. Abbey, Life, 363

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
 5.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Pise, vue prise au dessus du Campo Santo.

      Parigi 1850 - Litografia, mm 280x430. Non comune e fascinosa veduta a volo d'uccello della citt? toscana, tratta da "L'Italie a Vol d'Oiseau", raccolta di vedute delle maggiori citt? italiane, colte dal cielo. La particolarit? di queste vedute sta nel fatto che i disegni furono effettuati da Alfred Guesdon (1808-1876) a bordo di una mongolfiera. Buon esemplare con ampi margini. Qualche fioritura ed uno strappetto restaurato nel margine inf. al centro. Lieve alone all'angolo sup. destro. vedutistica.

      [Bookseller: libreria antiquaria perini Sas di Perini]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Rügen. - Souvenirblatt. - "Rügen".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Stahlstich, koloriert, um 1850. Von Albert Henry Payne, nach Adolf Eltzner. 20,8 x 32,8 cm (Darstellung) / 31,2 x 43,4 cm (Blatt). Mittig unterhalb der Darstellung betitelt und mit der Verlagsangabe "Published for the Proprietors by A. H. Payne, Dresden & Leipzig" beschriftet. Ferner links um "Eltzner del." und rechts "A. H. Payne sc." ergänzt. Einzeldarstellungen unterhalb beschriftet. - Die zentrale Darstellung zeigt eine Vogelschau der Insel Rügen sowie oberhalb eine Ansicht von Schloss Putbus. Sie werden von 13 kleinen Detailabbildungen mit "Schloss Putbus, "Leuchtthurm zu Arkona, Theater, Pavillon, Bergen, Jagdschl. i. d. Granitz, Gross- u. Klein Stubenkammer, Schweizerhaus auf Stubenkammer, Vorgeb. Arkona, Schloss Spyker, Sagard, Schloss Putbus, Fried. Wilh. Bad, Obelisk" gerahmt. - Blatt leicht gebräunt, im Randbereich vermehrt fleckig. Untere Ecken leicht knickspurig. Verso Reste vormaliger Montage. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Albert Henry Payne (1812 London - 1902 Leipzig). Englischer Maler und Illustrator, Stahlstecher und Verleger. Seit 1838 in Leipzig tätig, wo er 1845 Bürgerrecht erhielt. Gründete zunächst in Leipzig, später auch in Dresden den Verlag der Englischen Kunstanstalt, der umfangreiche Ansichten- und Galeriewerke veröffentlichte. Adolf Eltzner (1816 Leipzig - 1891 Leipzig). Eigentlich Christian Adolf Eltzner. Deutscher Kupfer- und Stahlstecher, Zeichner und Fotograf. Nach einer Lehre zum Zimmermann reiste er ab 1836 als Geselle durch Europa. 1840 Rückkehr nach Leipzig und Lehre zum Stahlstecher. 1846 Gründung einer Stahlstichwerkstatt in der Zeitzer Straße 9 in Leipzig. Spezialisierte sich auf die Darstellung von Stadtansichten aus der Vogelperspektive. Arbeitete vor allem für die Kunstanstalt von Albert Henry Payne. Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz]
 7.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Rostock. - Souvenirblatt. - "Tableau von Rostock".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Lithographie, koloriert und eiweißgehöht, um 1850. 26,5 x 39,5 cm (Darstellung) / 35,2 x 47 cm (Blatt). Mittig unterhalb der Darstellung betitelt und um die Angabe "Lithogr. u. Verlag d. Hof=Steindr. v. J. G. Tiedemann" ergänzt. Einzeldarstellungen unterhalb beschriftet. - Die zentrale Darstellung "Rostock von der Fährseite" wird von acht Detailabbildungen sowie vier Trachtendarstellungen gerahmt: "Der Zwinger, Bistowe Bäuerin, Der Blücherplatz, Bistower Bauer, Am Schilde, Die St. Petri=Kirche, die Marien=Kirche, Die Jacobi=Kirche, Warnemünderin, Warnemünde vom Bauhofe, Warnemünder, Die Nicolai=Kirche". Von ornamentalem Astwerk gerahmt. - Blatt leicht gebräunt und im Rand gering beschmutzt. Kleine Randläsuren. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit schönem Kolorit. Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz]
 8.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Bad Doberan. - Ansicht. - "Doberan von der Wismarschen Landstrasse aus.".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Lithographie, koloriert, um 1850. 24,8 x 37,3 cm (Darstellung) / 35,7 x 47,8 cm (Blatt). Mittig unterhalb der Darstellung betitelt und um die Angabe "Verlag und Druck der Steindruckerei von J. G. Tiedemann, Rostock" ergänzt. Ferner links mit der Künstlerangabe "Nach d. Natur gez. von C. Birkenstaedt" versehen. - Malerische Ansicht der Wismarschen Landstraße in Bad Doberan mit zahlreichen Staffagefiguren und zwei Pferdekutschen. - Leichte Alterungsspuren, im Randbereich oben etwas stockfleckig. Mit zwei kleinen hinterlegten Papierrissen. Oben Reste vormaliger Montage. Verso mit Besitzerstempel. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar, mit feinem Kolorit. Sprache: Deutsch

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz]
 9.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        BAD LUHATSCHOWITZ. "Salz Bad Luhatschowitz". Gesamtansicht, umgeben von 8 weiteren Ansichten.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von H. Sommer bei Hartinger, Wien, um 1850, 31 x 41 cm. Die Ansichten zeigen Johann-, Vinzenz-, Amand- und Louisenbrunnen, Gasthof, Birkenhütte, Badhaus und St. Elisabeths Kapelle. - Sehr dekoratives, breitrandiges und gut erhaltenes Souvenirblatt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
 10.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        [Photo Album]: Philadelphia Victorian Family Album

      [Philadelphia]: Webb S. Keller, 1850. Very Good. Small quarto measuring 7.5" x 10". Gilt edges. A collection of 39 black and white or sepia toned photographs most measuring about 4" x 6". Very good, lacking the boards and spine with near fine photographs. A photo album of mounted oval portraits from the mid 1800s of a family from the Philadelphia area. There are few captions except beneath two pictures of young girls labeling them as Josephine and May Hencken and one below the picture of a child that reads, Elias Joseph Hencken Freeland. The photographs are all of well-dressed Victorian era Americans both men and women as well as children and adults. Three of the photos are laid in: one of an older woman reading on a porch, another is a portrait of a man, and the final is a young soldier in the uniform of the U.S. Cavalry. It would seem that the generation of Freelands represented in this album migrated to Philadelphia and New Jersey from the town of Freeland, Pennsylvania after a family homestead, dubbed Fort Freeland, was destroyed in a battle with Native Americans in 1778, causing something of a generational migration east.

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 11.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
 12.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Christmas comes but once year. Showing what Mr. Brown did, thought, and intended to do, during that festive season

      William Tegg and Co., London, 1850. 1 Bl., 101 S., 1 Bl., (16 S. Verlagsanzeigen), mit einem lithographiertem Frontispiz, 15 lithographierten Tafeln und zahlreichen Textabb. von Luke Limner, blind- und goldgeprägter original Leinen-Einband, klein-oktav - Erste Ausgabe/ sehr gutes Exemplar -

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
 13.   Check availability:     booklooker.de     Link/Print  


        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. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA ]
 14.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Kleine Sammlung von drei Schriftstücken und einer frühen Photographie von Imam Schamil.

      Ohne Ort und St. Petersburg, um 1850. - circa 18,5 x 15 cm (Photo), 8,5-17,5 x 5,5-10,5 cm (Autographen). 3 Blätter und 1 Photographie mehrfach gefaltet, verso weiß Drei Billets in arabischer Schrift des Imam Schamil (1797-1871), Führer der muslimischen Bergvölker Dagestans und Tschetscheniens und Widerstandskämpfer gegen die russische Eroberung des Nordostkaukasus. Offzielle Schriftstücke von Schamyls Sekretär in seinem Auftrag geschrieben und mit dem Stempel des Emirs versehen. 1. An Schamyls Bruder Mohamed Mirza, Befehl selbst zu kommen, oder Hadji-Ibrahim zu senden. 2. Schamyl an seinen Bruder über einige Fälle von Ungehorsam. 3. Befehl an die verbündeten Tscherkessen, sich unter den Befehl seines Bruders Mohamed an einen bestimmten Ort zu begeben. Beiliegend eine frühe Photographie, laut umseitigem Vermerk aufgenommen 1859 in Petersburg. - Aus einer bedeutenden Thüringer Autographensammlung, in eigenhändig beschrifteter Sammlermappe mit kurzen Angaben zum Inhalt und Kaufvermerk: am 22. IV. 1930 bei Meyer & Ernst in Berlin für 8 Mark. - Autograph, Handschrift, Manuskript. - Teils alt hinterlegt, etwas randrissig und fleckig. - Rare early vintage photo of Shamil together with three official notes wirtten in his name by his personal secretary and with his stamp. Traces of use and age, small old restaurations.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Rezek]
 15.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        ETTAL. "Kloster Ettal mit dem Graswangthal". Schöne Gesamtansicht.

      - Kol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte, auf Chinapapier, von Max Kuhn bei Mey u. Widmayer, um 1850, 12 x 19 cm. Lentner 7726. - Seltene und gesuchte Ansicht mit breitem Rand. Das Trägerpapier leicht stockfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
 16.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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]
 17.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: De Wolfe and Wood]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [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.

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
 19.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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 />

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Matthaeus Truppe Antiquariat]
 21.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Live Oak Booksellers]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Libros del Ayer]
 23.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
 24.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
 25.   Check availability:     buchfreund.de     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce Rare Books]
 26.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
 27.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store]
 28.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
 29.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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]
 30.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        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.. .

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
 31.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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,

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd.]
 35.   Check availability:     Direct From Seller     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA SANZ]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Trippini Sergio]
 38.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. - ABAA]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Arroyo Seco Books]
 40.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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."

      [Bookseller: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Biblioctopus]
 43.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.