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        Voyage dans le nord de la Bolivie et les parties voisines du Pérou, ou visite au district aurifère de Tipuani] 1850-1852.

      - Manuscript notes for the above work. 4to (210 x 170mm). 139 leaves. With drawings on 15 pages, of which 4 (1 coloured) full page and 1 coloured double-page. Contemporary green cloth, preserved in a red morocco box with gilt lettering 'Voyage en Bolivie en 1850-51'. Hugh Algernon Weddell's manuscript notes made during his voyage to Bolivia in 1851. This was Weddell's second voyage to South America. His first one was with Castelnau from 1843 to 1847. He sent some 3000 plant specimens back to Paris and published as part of Castelau's Expedition reports: 'Chloris Andina. Essai d'une flore de la région alpine des Cordillères de l'Amérique du Sud' (1855-57). Weddell (1819-1877) was a physician and botanist, born at Painswick he was brought up in France. A student of A.H. de Jussieu he accompanied the latter on many botanizing trips. The present manuscript deals with various topics such as gold-mines, mining, flora, Indians, various Indian languages etc. After his return he published in 1853 the following book on this voyage 'Voyage dans le Nord de la Bolivie et les parties voisines de Pérou, ou visite au district aurifère de Tipuani' making ample use of the here offered notes. In the introduction of the printed work he makes reference to these notes. We give a list of some of the chapters of the manuscript:Observations barometriques relatives à l'habitat de quelques plantes caractéristiques de la région située entre Tacua et La Paz; Liste des principaux fruits & légumes qui se rencontrent sur le marché de la Paz au mois de Mai ; Ocas (Apilla des Ind. Aymaras); Plantes cultivés en plein champ dans les environs immédiate de la Paz; Papas; Café-Maïs; Observations Botano barometriques faites sur la route de la Plaz à Sorata; Indiens mineurs de Tapuani; Observations de géographie botanique faites sur la route de Sorata à Tipuani; Coupe du terrain traversé par le puits principal de San Juancito; Itineraire de Tipuani à Sorata; Coupes du terrains faites à Ancootu; Liste de quelques mots techniques employés par les mineurs de Tipuani; Liste de mots de la langue Leco; Liste des mots de la langue Tacana et de celle des Mozetenos; Plantes diverses de Guanay; Plantes cultivés à Puno; Poissons de Puno; Mays des iles du lac de Titicaca; Laine de mouton d'Alpacade; Liste de mots des langues Quichua & Aymara; Cuivre du Coro-coro; Itinéraire de S. Buenaventura à Santa Fe de Bogota; Dépenses de voyage d'une personne d'Arica (Pérou) à Paris, par New York; Températures diverses; Itinéraires de la Paz à Puno et de Puno à Arequipa; Lettre sur les sables aurifères de Caugalli; Isthmus de Panama. This last chapter is dated 1852.The manuscript contains some loose leaves with notes as well as a letter to Weddell dated London June 4, 1850. The manuscript is not signed by Weddell, but is clearly by him.Provenance: Bookplate of Jean-Paul Morin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Blick vom Riffel ins Rhonetal, links das Mettelhorn und in der Bildmitte das Bietschhorn jenseits des Rhonetals" originales Aquarell ca. 27x51cm; unten rechts signiert und bezeichnet "Riffel" verso in Bleistift: "Zermatt Valley, Oberland " um 1850"

      - Auf der Rahmenrückseite Rest von alter Rückwand und dort handschriftlich "Oberland from Riffel" [Maße im dekorativen Rahmen 45x69cm.] Charles Jones Way was born at Dartmouth, Devon, England in 1835. He studied at the South Kensington School or Art before coming to Canada in 1858 and settling in Montreal. He exhibited in Montreal in 1864 and perhaps earlier. In 1870 he was President of the Society of Canadian Artists, a society which was formed in Montreal in 1867. He was awarded a silver medal at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876 for oil and watercolor paintings. In 1880 he was a charter member of the Royal Canadian Academy. In 1890 he left Canada and went to Switzerland to live and resided at Lausanne until his death in 1919. He was also a member of the Society of Painters and Sculptors in Switzerland. He must have traveled in both Italy and Switzerland before coming to Canada.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        LES PRÉDICTIONS DE L’ANGE GABRIEL. NOUVEAU JEU DE SOCIÉTÉ AMUSANT POUR TOUT AGE’. Box containing a highly amusing game, the predictions of Archangel Gabriel, using a roulette-type board with the signs of the Zodiac, the 48 questions and a dial. A 50pp small octavo booklet lists numerous possible combinations of answers (in French). Also contained in the box is a real Roulette type game with dial and fold-out table, the 2-page instructions included in the booklet. Also contained is a folding Jeu de l’Oie (Game of Goose). Called for, but not present, is a Jeu de Dés (Game of Dice). Published by Marque K.-B. and printed by

      Imp. Grandremy in Paris ca. 1850 - Rare game indeed. Box: 26x26x7cm, slight wear and tear.

      [Bookseller: Garwood & Voigt]
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        DAS GOLDLAND CALIFORNIEN, ODER: BLEIB' IM LANDE UND ARBEITE FLEISIG

      Leitmeritz, 1850. Original yellow printed paper-covered boards. Minor edge wear, light toning and foxing to text. Near fine. In a brown half morocco clamshell case. A very early account of life in California gold country. "After a brief overview of America, Müller began CALIFORNIA LAND OF GOLD OR STAY AT HOME AND WORK HARD with a business-like look at California history, the gold discovery, mining life, equipment, weather conditions, and routes to California. The second portion is the pitiful story of Friedrich Berwick, a master joiner from Germany, and his unfortunate experiences as a gold seeker..." - Kurutz. The illustrations as well as the text make a strong case for staying at home, including a family encountering a coffin-maker, besieged in bed by rats, stumbling through a jungle, and watching a house burn. A truly rare work, with no copies in OCLC. Not listed in Graff or Wagner-Camp. "An apparently unknown Gold Rush narrative. Not in Cowan, Wheat, Sabin, and no copy in auction records; we have never seen another copy" - Eberstadt.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        SKETCHES OF SCENERY AND NOTES OF PERSONAL ADVENTURE, IN CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO

      Philadelphia, 1850. Original black cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. New endpapers. Page 19 (facing plate 8) torn in upper blank margin, with repairs on verso. A touch of foxing, otherwise very clean and fresh internally. A very good copy, though with plate 8 in facsimile. In a half morocco and cloth folding box, spine gilt. A major illustrated work of the California Gold Rush, one of the earliest such works published by a returning 49er. M'Ilvaine was born in Philadelphia, studied art in Europe, and then took it up professionally. He went to California in early 1849, arriving on June 1, and left on November 1, 1849 aboard the steamer California. Each full-page lithograph is accompanied by descriptive text (ranging from one to nine pages). Nine of the plates show scenes in California, including San Francisco, Stockton, Sutter's Mill, Sutter's Fort, Wood's Creek, and scenes along the Tuolumne. The rest depict scenes along M'Ilvaine's return journey across Mexico, including views of Acapulco, Chapultepec, and Mexico City. "This album- like volume represents one of the earliest publications illustrated with 'on the spot' drawings" - Kurutz. Howes is in error in calling for seventeen plates - he counts the engraved titlepage twice. Rare, with only a few copies on the market in the past twenty years.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        orlando innamorato

      New edition, decorated with a portrait frontispiece unsigned.Right raspberry shagreen Binding ca 1850. Back to nerves decorated with boxes, nets nerves. Triple mentoring net on the boards. Indoor Friesland. gilt edges. Very nice copy, perfectly established.The first two parts of this famous epic chivalrous were written by Matteo Boiardo, and then continued by Nicolo degli Agostini Lodovico Domenichi, the set was redesigned in 1541 by francesco Berni who translated the work in Tuscany. Apresso Molini Parigi(Paris) 1768 In-12 (9,5x16cm) (2) iv, 395pp. et (2) 409pp. et (2) 410pp. et (2) 396pp. 4 tomes en 4 volumes reliés

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Gesamtans., "Ansicht von Isny".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Emminger b. Leibfried, um 1850, 36,5 x 55,3 Henning/Maier, Eberh. Emminger, S. 149: Schefold, Württemberg, Nr. 3737 - Eine sehr seltene und schöne Ansicht von Isny.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Lengthy Autographed Letter Signed about citizens punishing an abusive slave master

      Marion County, VA, 1850. unbound. 3 pages each measuring 10 x 7.75 inches, Marion County, Virginia, March 23, 1850. Written by a Connecticut school teacher who had relocated to Virginia, in part: "...The people feel that slavery is an institution of their own and that they have a right to manage it as they see proper. I have been obliged to change my opinion on the subject. The laws in this state are very strict in regards to the treatment of slaves and public opinion is decidedly against cruelty or ill-treatment -- a man who is cruel or neglects to feed and clothe his slave is looked upon as being unfit for decent society. I will relate one incident that occurred here last fall. In one of the adjoining towns a very wealthy planter who was known to be an inhuman monster was so cruel to his slaves that some of them ran away from him and came to this place and were taken up as runaway Negroes. The owner, when hearing of them, came to claim them - and when he arrived here was arrested and put in jail. And so indignant were the people here that the man was only saved from the same treatment he had given his Negros by the promptness of the sheriff; for there were a large number of citizens who had furnished themselves with necessary means of giving him a tremendous cowhiding and a gented ride upon a wooden horse. He was compelled to sell his Negroes and then made off with himself. This I think is a fair statement of the state of things. It is not customary to part families as has been stated in the North. The husband is not often sold from the wife - or the wife from the husband; and it is customary to consult the slaves in cases where they are to be sold, as to their willingness to live with the person who wishes to buy. This I have seen myself..." Natural folds, but still in very good(+) condition.

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        Habitations champêtres. Recueil de Maisons, Villas, Chalets, Pavillons, Kiosques, Parcs et Jardins [with] Maisons de Campagne des Environs de Paris. Choix des Plus Remarquables Maisons Bourgeoises Nouvellement Construites aux Alentours de Paris [with] Parcs et Jardins des Environs de Paris. Nouveau recueil de plans de jardins et petits parcs dessinés à vol d'oiseau [with] Petites constructions pittoresques pour la décoration des parcs, fermes et basses-cours. Petits maisons de garde, pavillons, kiosques, belvédères, poulaillers, lapinières, glacières, puits couverts, etc.

      Monrocq frères 1850-1860, Paris - Four volumes, complete. A COMPLETE SET, IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, WITH 300 BEAUTIFULLY COLORED LARGE FOLIO LITHOGRAPHS (50 of which are entirely unrecorded), OF VICTOR PETIT'S FOUR WORKS ON ELEGANT COUNTRY LIVING IN MID-19TH-CENTURY FRANCE, ONE OF THE GREAT MASTERWORKS OF BOTH CIVIL ARCHITECTURE AND CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY. ***** 1. Habitations champêtres: Title-page (with large lithographed image of a country house) plus one hundred gorgeous lithographs by Victor Petit, all printed in color and extensively retouched by hand, each depicting a a country house or related structure, such as a gazebo, belvedere, pavillion, etc. ***** 2. Maisons de campagne: half-title and title plus one hundred gorgeous plates, all printed in color and extensively retouched by hand. This work normally includes only 50 plates by Victor Petit, but the set I offer includes 50 more, numbered from 51 to 100, by Cheneveau after Leblan, obviously intended as a continuation. THESE FIFTY PLATES DO NOT APPEAR IN ANY RECORDED COPY OF THE WORK, AND ARE OBVIOUSLY EXTREMELY RARE. ***** 3. Parcs et jardins: half-title, title, introduction (2 pp), description of plates (2 pp) plus fifty gorgeous plates, printed in color and retouched by hand. ***** 4. half-title, title, introduction (1 p), description of plates (3 pp) plus fifty gorgeous plates, printed in color and retouched by hand. ***** Large folio. THE FOUR VOLUMES ARE BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN QUARTER VELLUM AND MARBLED BOARDS. A few little, faint stains here and there, but generally in EXCELLENT CONDITION, with the colors in the lithographs extremely fresh and luminous. The bindings are BRIGHT AND FINE. COMPLETE SETS ARE OF THE GREATEST RARITY. I HAVE NOT FOUND ANY RECORD OF THESE FOUR VOLUMES EVER HAVING BEEN OFFERED FOR SALE TOGETHER. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cole & Contreras / Sylvan Cole Gallery]
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        ALUPKA/Krim. "Aloupka". Blick von einer Anhöhe auf das Schloß Woronzow, dahinter das Meer, vorne zwei galoppierende Reiter.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte nach F. Gross bei A. Braun, Odessa, um 1850, 20 x 31 cm. Die Inschrift in Russisch und Deutsch. - Alupka gehörte 1783 dem Fürsten Potjomkin. 1945 wohnte Winston Churchill im Schloß Woronzow (erbaut 1828-1846 von Fürst Michail Woronzow). - Alt aufgezogen. Im Himmel beriebene Stelle (unauffällig).

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Autograph letter signed.

      Halle, Belgium, 8. VII. 1850. - 4to. 2¾ pp. To an unnamed addressee, recommending two painters, Messrs Guffens and Swerts: "Permettez moi, mon illustre maître, de vous adresser deux de mes amis et compatriotes. Monsieur Guffens et Swerts, artistes peintre, qui malgré leur jeune âge jouissent de déjà d'un belle réputations. Ces messieurs vont faire un voyage artistique en Italie et désirent, en passant Berlin, présenter leurs hommages au grand artiste, qui toute l'Europe admire [ ]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Tirages anciens imageries Pellerin à Épinal No. 5. Sammelband mit 37 altkolorierten Original-Épinal-Bilderbögen.

      - Épinal, Pellerin & Cie, imp.-édit., um 1850/1860. 30,6 : 40,5 cm. Gebunden in späterem (Orig.)-HLeinenband. Enthält: Nos. 6, 11, 23, 72, 73, 74(2), 75(2), 109(2), 112, 992, 993, 1391, 1392, 1394, 1395, 1396, 1397, 1398, 1399, 1400, 1450, 1451, 1453, 1458, 1464, 1489, 1499, 1500, 1528, 1530 (2x), 1538, 1540, 1573. - Teilweise mit Mittelfalt und schwacher Randbräunung, insgesamt in sehr guter Erhaltung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gerhard Zähringer, Antiquariat & Galerie]
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        Souvenirblatt, "Ansicht der Stadt Zittau nebst ihren Umgebungen".

      - Stahlstich n. u. v. Pescheck, um 1850, 26,5 x 39 Seltenes Blatt. - Mittig eine Gesamtansicht ( 16 x 27 cm.) umgeben von 14 Teilansichten. Letztere zeigen: die Lausche, Hoernitz, Zittau von Hoernitz aus, Oybin, Reibersd. Garten, Klosterruine, Oybiner Mühlental, Kaffeegart. a. Eckardsberg, Felsentor a.d. Toepfer, das Milchgut, Schloß Grafenstein, Herrnhut, Reibersdorf.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Souvenirblatt.

      - Aquatinta n. u. v. Mertens, um 1850, 27,3 x 35,7 Klose/Martius, Schleswig, Nr. 84. - Sehr seltenes Sammelblatt von Schleswig mit einer Gesamtansicht von Erdbeerberg (mittig) und 14 Randansichten (Gottorf, Neuwerk I, St. Johannesstift, Louisenlund, Friedrichb. Kirche, Grosser Markt, Haddebye, Annettenhöhe, Irrenanstalt, Neuwerk II, Stampfmühle, Domkirche, Taubstummenanstalt, Michaeliskirche). Mit kleiner Abriebstelle.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Andenken an Hamburg. Stahlstich von James Gray,

      um 1850. - 19,5 x 26,2 cm. Kräftiger Abdruck. Souvenirblatt mit zentraler Ansicht "Hamburg vom Hafen" sowie 10 Randansichten: Alster–Arkaden, Alter Jungfernstieg, Börse, Windmühle, St.Michaelis Kirche, Post Gebäude, Hotel de L`Europe, Wallhalle, Ton Halle, Stadt Theater. [SW – Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
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        Lago Maggiore / Isola Bella

      1850 ca., Lago Maggiore - Isola Bella 1850 - Veduta dell'isola Bella ritratta dalla sponda nei pressi di Stresa. Sulla sinistra si intravede l'isola dei Pescatori mentre in lontananza, sulla destra, si nota l'isola Madre. mm 179x263

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
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        HOF. "Hof, von der Nordseite". Gesamtansicht (19 x 26 cm), umgeben von 12 weiteren Ansichten.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von F.E. Baumann bei G. Könitzer, Wunsiedel, um 1850, 42 x 56 cm. Münzer-Glas/Kluge, Ortsansichten aus der Stadt und dem Landkreis Hof von 1919, S. 105, 4.2.4. - Die 12 Teilansichten zeigen: Rathaus, Schiesshaus, Eisenbahnviadukt, Michaeliskirche, Gartengesellschaft, Hofeck, Lorenzkirche, Wartturm, Gymnasium, Landgericht, Theresienstein und Bürger-Ressource. - Rundum fachmännisch angerändert. - Das prächtige und sehr dekorative Souvenirblatt entstand nach 1848, aber vor 1852.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Vier Tage in Venedig nebst einem Anhange von einem fünften tage zum Besuche der merkwürdigsten Inseln der Laguna.,

      Vendig, gedruckt bei Gio. Cecchini, 1850 - 3 gestochene, gefaltete Karten, 18 Kupfertafeln, XIV, 296 Seiten Rücken mit kl. Fehlstellen, Deckel leicht fleckig, Schnitt min. fleckig, Karten, Tafeln und Text fast fleckenfrei Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1500 16 cm, Original-Pappeinband, Innengelenke sauber verstärkt in einem neueren Schuber Zweite vom Verfasser vermehrte und durchaus verbesserte Aufl.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rump]
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        NEW VARIETIES OF GOLD AND SILVER COINS, COUNTERFEIT COINS, AND BULLION; WITH MINT VALUES

      Philadelphia, 1850. Frontis. Original printed boards, gilt-lettered cover with illustrations of gold coins, expertly rebacked in matching paper, a.e.g. Covers slightly rubbed. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. Included as illustrative material is a sample of genuine gold from the California mines, as well as an inserted leaf illustrating California and Mormon coins, in gilt. The authors were the official assayers for the Philadelphia Mint at the time of this work's publication, and the book was intended as a guide for those unfamiliar with recent advances in coinage and assaying. The text includes much data regarding the recent strikes in California, and devotes an entire chapter to the analysis of the quality of ore coming from California. The sample is included so that the novice can discriminate between alloyed and unalloyed gold. There is also a discussion of the coinage of various countries of the world, including the TONG TSIEN of China, a "trashy coin...extremely convenient for alms-giving, a single piece being the usual quietus for a beggar." "...An extraordinary and colorful souvenir of the Gold Rush" - Wheat.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        6 partly autograph letters signed.

      Eden and Constantinople, 1850s/60s. - (Large) 4to. Altogether 7 ¾ pp. on 4 bifolia. 2 letters in Arabic language (one of which includes French transcription). Six Italian, French, and Arabic letters to the Prelate in Austro-Hungary, Monseigneur Mislin (1807-78), signed in French or Arabic. Apparently, the Prelate took a lively interest in the fate of the Christians (Maronites). Karam gives regular accounts of the latest events: "J'ai eu l'honneur de recevoir votre estimable lettre du 27 Janvier, par laquelle vous me faite[s] savoir que je vous avez [sic] bien accueilli pendant ma prosperité au Liban. Je vous remercie de tout mon cœur Monseigneur de votre bon souvenir pour ma personne, mais je suis bien persuadé que je ne [sic] pas agi comme j'aurai [sic] du agir envers votre grâce. Je vous suis profondement reconnaissant de l'intérêt que vous portez pour ma cause et pour celle de **** ; ainsi que de vos offres généreuses à m'être utile. Tout ce que je desire avant toute chose, c'est que la volonté de Dieu soit faite en tout et partout, et ensuite votre saint bénédiction que je vénère de tout mon âme, Je vous prie de me donner toujours de vos nouvelles [ ]" (according to a note, this letter was written during his first exile in Turkey, i.e. between late 1861 and 1864). - "Puisque vous m'encouragez avec des sentiments de bienveillence envers la cause des Chrétiens du Liban, je crois de mon devoir de vous exposer franchement quoique à regret, que la manière d'agir de Monsieur Vecbeken [?] (peut-être involontaire) à été tout a fait contraire aux intérêts, et aux droits des Chrétiens dans les derniers événements ; tendis que l'espoir de la Chrétienité en général reposait dans l'influence protectrice du gouvernement de sa Majesté Catholique qui a toujours montré son zèle et son appui pour aider et conserver la justice et le droit des Chrétiens dans toutes les parties de L'Univers" (20 Feb. 1862). - "J'ai l'honneur de demander en toute humilité et modestie votre Sainte bénédiction et de vous faire connaître que j'ai reçu les deux lettres que votre Grandeur a daigné m'adresser, l'une en réponse à ma missive et l'autre en initiative. J'y ai vu avec une extrême satisfaction que par votre sagesse et le vif intérêt que vous nous portez vous aviez fait parvenir à son Altesse Royale et impériale Monseigneur Ferdinand Maximilian l'adresse par la quelle j'offrais au nom de toute la nation Maronite, jalouse des bonnes graces de l'Autriche, quelques bois des cèdres du Liban pour la fin que y étais proposée: J'ai donc appris avec bonheur que vous aviez daigné présenter la supplique et que vous avez obtenu de la bonté de son Altesse et de l'auguste famille Impériale la faveur demandée au nom de cette nation Maronite qui dans tous les temps n'a cessé de dissoudre l'assistance divine pour la prospérité de l'empire très catholique et en particulier pour la très noble Maison des princes qui le gouvernent. [ ]" (23 April 1854). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Stst.- Karte, v. Serz & Cie. nach Calvin Smith, H:S. Tanner und anderen bei Buchner, "Neueste Eisenbahn-Kanal- u. Post-Karte für Reisende in den Vereinigten Staaten von Nord-America. Canada, Texas u. Californien.".

      - mit altem Grenzkolorit, dat. 1850, 53,5 x 71 1. Ausgabe (!) - Oben mittig der Titel. Am rechten Rand 3 Insetkarten und 2 Stadtpläne von Philadelphia und New York. Die Hauptkarte zeigt die USA zwischen dem Atlantik im Osten und Texas sowie Nebraska im Westen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        ZERBST. "Zerbst und Umgebungen". Gesamtansicht von der Südseite (17 x 27,5 cm), umgeben von 12 Teilansichten.

      - Lithographie von Gustav Frank bei Goedsche & Steinmetz, Meissen, um 1850, 39,5 x 49 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XII, S. 345. - Der Landschaftsmaler, Zeichner und Lithograph Gustav Frank (1819 Stralsund - 1886 Dessau) wurde berühmt durch seine über 90 großformatigen, lithographierten Ansichten deutscher Städte, die heute sehr selten und gesucht sind. Das rare Souvenirblatt mit einer reizend staffagierten Gesamtansicht. Die Teilansichten zeigen u.a. das Herzogliche Schloß von Vorder- und Rückseite, das Rathaus, Bürgerschule, Gymnasium, Hauptwache, Friedrichsholz und Schützenhaus, ferner die Bartholomäi-, Nikolai-, Trinitatis- und Marienkirche. - Mit breitem Rand.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Corso di diritto civile dedicato ai notai

      Tip. all'insegna di Diogene 1850-1851, Napoli - Ottimo stato di conservazione generale Raro. X + 564 XIX + 460 + (1) p. 2 voll in-4

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Eigenh. Manuskript.

      O. O., [um 1850]. - 2 Teile in 2 Bdn. Zus. ca 190 S. 21 x 14 cm. Strukturierte Pappbände d. Z. (Rücken fehlen). I. "Du Religionisme moderne. 1836. A imprimer après moi avec l'ouvrage intitulé: De la Réorganisation sociale, qu'il doit précéder." - II. "De la réorganisation sociale; servant d'appendice à l'ouvrage intitulé: Du réligionisme moderne. 1848. (imprimer cette date)." Offenbar vollständiges eigenhändiges Manuskript beider Teile, mit diversen Verbesserungen und Überklebungen, vor allem im zweiten Teil. - Beiliegend die zeitgenössische "Note" eines "River" über Brifauts hinterlassene Anweisungen zur Drucklegung des Manuskripts und seine eigenen Aktivitäten in der Angelegenheit. Das religions- und sozialkritische Werk ist zumindest als Einzelveröffentlichung offenbar nicht erschienen, vielleicht überhaupt bisher unveröffentlicht. - Brifaut wurde 1826 auf Sitz 11 der Akademie gewählt; er war u. a. Mitverfasser des Librettos zu Spontinis Oper "Olimpie", das von E.T.A. Hoffmann übersetzt wurde. Werkausgabe und Briefsammlungen Brifauts zeugen von der hohen Bedeutung, die dem Autor von der literatur- und geistesgeschichtlichen Forschung zugemessen wurde. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kleines Ölgemälde einer Gebirgslandschaft, alt gerahmt.

      - Hübsches kleines Ölgemälde der amerikanischen Künstlerin (Geburtsort: Honesdale, PA im Jahre 1850 / gestorben 1936 in Bayside, NY ). Das mit Öl auf Pappe gemalte Bild zeigt einen kleinen See vor Hochgebirgspanorama ( wahrscheinlich die Alpen ). Links unten mit J. Brownscombe signiert, ohne Jahresangabe ( wohl um 1890-1900 gemalt ). Das Bild hat die Maße 11x 18 cm (Höhe x Breite), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 25 x 32 cm ). >> Brownscombe unterhielt ein Studio in Rom zwischen den Jahren 1888 - 1894 und lebte in der Stadt jeweils einen Teil des Jahres. Später teilte sie sich ein Sommerstudio mit Henry Hall in den Catskill-Mountains (USA) von 1908 bis zu seinem Tode 1913.<< Der Rahmen mit kleinen Beschädigungen, das Bild etwas fleckig, da nicht ganz im Rahmen passend an der rechten Außenseite mit kleineren Abreibungen. ( Gewicht 1000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        BAD HOMBURG/vor der Höhe. "Panorama von Homburg vor der Höhe". Prächtige Ansicht mit reizender figürlicher Staffage.

      - Aquatinta von Th. Beck, Schaffhausen, im Verlag von Hermann, Frankfurt, um 1850, 9 x 54 cm. Nicht bei Schmitt. - Sehr fein gestochenes Panorama in guter Erhaltung.

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        Butwa, the tomb of Kootub-I--Alum.

      c. 1850 - Albumen print. Good tonal range and in good condition, mounted on original card, printed title below and plate number 60 on the mount. Dimensions: 170 by 125mm. (6.5 by 5 inches). Biggs (1822-1905) was an amateur photographer in the Indian army. He was supplied with a camera by the British East India Company in 1854 and appointed Government photographer, Bombay to record architectural and archeological sites from February to December 1855. This photograph is a plate from the publication Architecture at Ahmedabad, published in 1866.

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        Panorama) Farbige Panoramaansicht vom Pilatus über den Vierwaldstättersee bis Sarnen.

      o. O. o,J. (um 1850) - 9 x 33.5 cm col. Panorama mit Rundsicht vom Pilatus bis Kernserberg, im Vordergrund Schwändi und Sarnen / Sarnersee, Rand etwas stockfleckig, schönes Bild!

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        Rinteln. - Paschenburg und Schaumburg. - Wesertal. - "Die Schaumburg und Pagenburg am Weser-Strom von der West-Seite".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Stahlstich, um 1850. Von Ludwig Schütze, nach Georg Stietz. 32,4 x 44,5 cm (Darstellung) / 40,3 x 52,5 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung bezeichnet, links " Nach der Natur gezeichnet v. Artillerie Oberstlieutnant G. Stietz in Kassel.", mittig Titel, rechts "Gestochen v. Lud. Schütze in Dresden.". - Idyllische Landschaft mit Hirten und Schafherde vor hohem Bergrücken mit der imposanten Burganlage der Schaumburg, einer Höhenburg bei Rinteln, mit weitem Blick auf das Wesertal und Fernsicht auf Rinteln. - Papier stockfleckig und etwas verbräunt (restaurierbar). Beschnitten, dennoch ausreichend breitrandig für eine Rahmung. Kräftiges Druckbild. Sehr dekoratives Blatt in guter Erhaltung. Ludwig Schütze (um 1807 Dresden - nach 1840 Dresden). Deutscher Kupfer- und Stahlstecher. Schüler von Johann Philipp Veith und Anton Reindel. Ab 1827 in Nürnberg tätig. 1833-37 in Laxenburg, Baden und im Helenental. Bekannt wurde seine Folge "Ischl und seine Umgebungen" (Dresden 1840). Georg Stietz (1774 - nach 1840 Kassel). Deutscher Landschaftszeichner in Kassel sowie Offizier in griechischen und ab 1821 Oberstleutnant in sächsischen Diensten.

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        Krakau [Kraków].

      Wien LT Neumann um 1850 - Altkolorierte Lithografie mit Tonplatte von Sandmann nach R. Alt, Bildausschnitt 19 x 26,5 cm, Blattgr. 31,5 x 37,5 cm. Vergl. Nebehay-Wagner 597/9. Wohl aus der durchaus seltenen Serie von Sandmann "Erinnerungen an Oesterreich in 22 Ansichten der interessantesten Punkte", hier allerdings in einer Variante nur mit deutschsprachigem Titel; dekorative Ansicht von Krakau von Podgórze mit dem Wawel in der Bildmitte und der Wisla davor; in den Rändern etwas angestaubt und leicht fleckig, zwei leichte Knicke im oberen Bereich, verso gestempelt.

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        The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles in Hindustání.Calcutta (Kolkata), The Bible Translation Society, American and Foreign Bible Society, 1850. 12mo. With the title in Hindustani (Urdu) and English, and the text in Urdu only. The pages procede from right to left like a normal book in Arabic type. Set in 2 sizes of Arabic type with the English title in roman capitals. Contemporary dark brown cloth.

      Wesleyan Missionary notices, VIII (London, 1850), p. 199 (this edition?); WorldCat (2 copies). Rare Gospel of St Luke and Acts of the Apostles in the Hindustani (Urdu) language, in the Arabic script, printed by and for the Protestant Bible and missionary societies for free distribution in southern India. While India probably had more than 100,000 Urdu speakers at this date, few could read, so the book was published in an edition of 1500 copies (the edition size, with the year 1849, is printed at the foot of the first page of the main text: it was probably printed toward the end of 1849 for distribution in 1850, the year in the imprint).With a bookplate and an embossed stamp on the title-page and last leaf. Very slightly browned, but in very good condition. The binding cloth is cracked at the hinge, but otherwise good. A rare Urdu missionary Bible text, in Arabic type.

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        Costume of religious and military orders.

      um 1850 - mit 172 kolor. Lithogr. von B. Jollivet ( viele nach A. Henry), 4°, neuere priv. GLwd.- Mappe. Nicht bei Lipperheide, Colas, Hiler. - Seltene Folge von losen Blättern mit geistlichen Trachten, die meist eiweißgehöht koloriert und farbfrisch sind. Einige Bögen leicht wasserrandig und mit kleinen Randläsuren. Darstellungs- und Blattgrößen unterschiedlich. - Insgesamt gut erhalten.

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        Stich) Vedute Principali di Torino e suoi Contorni.

      o. O. o, J. ( um 1850) - 41.5 x 56 cm, (Aquatinta), zeigt als grosses Bild ' Veduta Generale di Torino presa dal Convento de' Cappuccini. ' (19.5 x 29.5 cm) und 16 kleinere Ansichten von Piazza S. Carlo. Palazzo di Citta. Strada di Dora Grossa. Palazzo Maddama. Basilica della Madonna di Superga. Palazzo Carignano. Nuova Chiesa della Gran Madre di Dio. Palazzo del Valentino. Esterno del Palazzo del Valentino. Quartiere della Guarnigione. Entrata della Porta del Po. Ponte del Po. Vigna della Regina. S. Giovanni Cattedrale. Porta Nuova. Palazzo Reale. ( 5.5 x 9 cm), Ränder läd., Ecken wasserfleckig (2 Bilder schwach betroffen), leicht stockfleckig, gerollt

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        Panorama De Mexico'.

      - Stahlstich b. Carl Adler in Hamburg, um 1850, 26,5 cm (Durchmesser) Stula S. 143. - Souvenirvedute in Rosenform mit 20 Ansichten von Mexiko Stadt. - Der original Umschlag mit Gesamtansicht von Mexiko. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of the Gawilghur Circar, exclusive of a Portion of the North Frontier. Surveyed under the superintendence of Majors H. Morland and J. R. Brown, Assistants Surveyor-Greneral, in the years 1845, '46, '49, and '50. Scale, 1 mile to 1 inch. No. 1 - No. 6.

      J. & C. Walker Lith. 1845-1850. - 6 grenzkolorierte, lithographierte Karten. Je ca. 88 x 108 cm, in je 35 Segmenten auf Leinen aufgezogen. Gesamtgröße ca. 260 x 215 cm. Original-Leinen-Decken mit Rückentitel, 23 x 13 cm. Komplett. - British possessions in India: Province of Gawilghur. - Einbände fleckig, Rückenkanten eingerissen, teils lose. Kartenrückseite teils fleckig. Karten gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GRÜNWALD. "Schloss Grünwald an der Isar". Blick von einem Bauernhof aus auf das Schloß, links im Hintergrund die Isar.

      - Altkol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von J. Adam nach J. Woelffle bei Mey & Widmayer, München, um 1850, 12 x 16 cm. Lentner 13847 ("hübsche anonyme Lithographie"). - Seltene Ansicht mit breitem Rand.

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        BAD TÖLZ. Gesamtansicht vom Kalvarienberg aus mit Blick auf die Berge.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von Eberhard Emminger bei Mey & Widmayer, um 1850, 13 x 20 cm. Lentner 10781. - Malerische Ansicht mit Ziegen und Hirte im Vordergrund. Breitrandige Ansicht in feinem Altkolorit.

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        Souvenirblatt, Gesamtans., v. Wolfshagen, umgeben v. 16 Teilansichten, "Erinnerung an Cassel".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Tempeltei ( Druck b. H. Delius ) n. Nay b. Zawitz in Berlin, um 1850, 38 x 55 Sehr selten ! Mittig die schöne Gesamtansicht von Wolfshagen aus ( 21 x 38 cm.) - Die Randansichten zeigen: Grosse Fontaine, Martinskirche, Schloß Wilhelmshöhe, Aquadukt, Schauspielhaus, Wolfsschlucht, Fuldabrücke, Octogon und Cascaden, Ständehaus, Friedrichsplatz, Muesum. Löwenburg, Wilhelmshöher Tor, Allee nach Wilhelmshöhe, Schloß Bellevue, Teufelsbrücke.- Mit restaurierten Löchern im unteren Rand.

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        Punch's merry Pranks. A little play for little people.

      Leipzig, Friedrich Volckmar, und London, by Will. Tegg & Co u. A.& S. Myers and Comp., o.J. (um 1850). - 30 numm. S., 2 Blatt. Mit ganzseitigem koloriertem Titelblatt von Haselhorst nach Graeff und 14 teils halbseitigen, teils ganzseitigen handkolorierten Holzschnitt-Illustrationen von B.P(eters). 4to (27 x 21 cm). Hellbrauner Orig.-Pappband mit Holzschnitt-Deckelillustration (ebenso wie das Titelblatt) in s/w u. Rückenvignette. Wohl erste (englischsprachige) Ausgabe dieses hinreißend-skurril illustrierten Kinderbuches, das in einschlägigen Bibliographien kaum auffindbar ist und (laut google) im Metropolitan Museum sowie in 3 weiteren nordamerikanischen Bibliotheken verzeichnet ist. (eine offenbar ident. "second edition" trägt diese Bezeichnung auf dem Einband oberhalb der Deckelillustration).- "Punch" ist die lustige Figur der englischen Komödie seit dem 18.Jahrhundert und des hier vorliegenden englischsprachigen Puppenspiels (entspricht dem dt. Kasper und dem franz. Polichinelle). Eine offenbar gleichzeitige, inhaltlich und illustrativ identische, aber deutschsprachige Ausgabe beim Struwwelpeter Original-Verlag Rütten verzeichnet (zu einem schon damals stattlichen Preis) der Seebaß-Kinderbuchkatalog II, Haus d.Bücher Basel (1983), Nr 996: "Kaspers lustige Streiche" usw.: "Sehr seltenes originelles Kasperlbilderbuch aus dem Umkreis der Struwwelpeteriaden. Die Personen dieser amüsanten - für größere Kinder berechneten - Verskomödie sind der König von Larifari und seine Gattin und Tochter Marie, der Zeremonienmeister von Bückdich, die Leibärzte Rhabarber, Quasseimanus und Faselinski. ein edler Mohr namens Quirlewatsch, Prinz Bruno von Duslebimbam und Kasper. Kaspar verhilft dem Prinzen gegen die Intrigen des Zeremonienmeisters Bückdich und die Absichten des Mohren Quirlewatsch dazu, die Prinzessin Marie als Braut heimzuführen, indem er die Prinzessin durch seinen Esel und allerlei Streiche zum Lachen bringt. - Die drolligen Illustrationen, wohl von den Hoffmannschen beeinflußt und ebenfalls den kindlichen Zeichenstil etwas imitierend, sind eindrück.lich; ihr Monogramm B P. steht nach Amelie Ziersch (Kat. d. Ausstellung in d. Stuck-Villa, München 1970, Nr. 174) für B. Peters."- Die englischen Namen der Protagonisten im vorl. Exemplar sind u.a.: King of Blusterbrigbag, Lord Bendown, Lord Fizzlewig (der Mohr), Prince Bruno. - Die hier vorhandene originale Deckelillustration (bei dem Seebaß-Exemplar nicht vorhanden!) wiederholt das kolorierte Titelblatt in s/w (s. Abb.). - Einband leicht angestaubt, gleichfarb. Rückenfalz teils gering beschabt, Vorsätze leicht gebräunt. Sonst von tadelloser Erhaltung, fleckenfrei. Das leuchtende Kolorit der Illustrationen von erstaunlicher Farbfrische (in diesem Zustand wohl nahezu unikal).- Sehr selten!- (Keine paypal-Zahlung möglich). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Encyclopädie der gesammten theoretischen Naturwissenschaften in ihrer Anwendung auf die Landwirthschaft : umfassend Physik, anorganische Chemie, organische Chemie .; in drei Bänden komplett Bände 1-3 1: Physik, anorganische Chemie und Mineralogie 2: Organische Chemie, Meteorologie, Geognosie, Bodenkunde und Düngerlehre 3: Die Physiologie der Pflanzen und Thiere und Theorie der Pflanzencultur

      Vieweg Verlag, Braunschweig 1850 - 3 Leinenbände der Zeit, 8°, XVIII, 520 Seiten / XII, 557 Seiten / XII, 500 Seiten; mit zahlreichen Holzschnitten im Text; Zustand; Exemplar gestempelt, Einband mit Signaturetikett, Innengelenke teils mit Papierstreifen verstärkt, insg. guter Zustand de 2500 Buch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ansicht über die Bucht von Rio zum Zuckerhut, (ohne Titel).

      - Aquarell ( anonym ) auf Papier, um 1850, 17 x 26 Blick von Norden. In der Bucht von Rio einige Schiffe, rechts eine Anhöhe mit einer Klosteranlage. - Auf der Rückseite ein weiteres Aquarell der Gegend.

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        ORNATO POR LA JURA DE ISABEL II COMO HEREDERA

      1850 - Materia: Grabado antiguo del siglo XIX. Isabel II Reina de España. Publicación: 1850. Técnica:Litografía. blanco y negro.Cayetano Palmaroli (Italiano, 1801-1853) lo Litografió. José María Avrial lo pintó. Medidas:360 x 540 mm imagen; 490 x 680 mm papel. Descripción visual:Ornatos y arquitecturas efímeras en celebración del acontecimiento del juramento. En la plaza se representa al Comisario General rodeado de personajes típicos madrileños.La descripción del cuadro sobre la portada es la siguiente: ?En el centro de este segundo cuerpo aparece un cuadro admirablemente ejecutado al temple, por el primer pintor de Cámara D.Vicente López. La heroína de Castilla, la ínclita Reina Isabel la Católica, con semblante amable y majestuoso, señala a su nieta la escelsa María Isabel Luisa el Templo de la Gloria, que se ve en último término. El león guerrero, centinela vigilante, alza la cabeza a los pies de la Regia Matrona, como en actitud de velar por el precioso vástago del Trono de Castilla. Al pie de este cuadro se lee: la Católica Reina, cuya historia llenade noble orgullo al pueblo Ibero muestra a su nieta el Templo de la Gloria. En los costados de esa inscripción y sobre la misma cornisa, se ven lasfiguras de un turco y un indio, símbolo de la expulsión de los moros de España y el descubrimiento de las Américas. Las figuras del cuadro sonretratos: el de la Reina Isabel, copia del original de Rincón, Pintor deCámara de los Reyes Católicos, y el de S.A.R. la escelsa María Isabel Luisa,con el mismo traje que llevó a la augusta ceremonia de la Jura?(DÍEZ GARCÍA, J.L. (1999), Vicente López (1772-1850). Vida y Obra. Catalogo, Razonado. Madrid. II: 78-79) Conservación:Papel limpio, muy buena conservación. RSS1

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        Narrative of the wreck of the 'Favorite' on the Island of Desolation: detailing the adventures, sufferings, and privations of John Nunn; an historical account of the island, and its whale and seal fisheries: with a chart and numerous wood engravings

      London: William Edward Painter. 1850. 8vo., folding chart, a frontispiece and 56 woodcut illustrations throughout, xx + 236 + 16pp., including a 16-page Painter catalogue, part of blank upper margin on title-page neatly excised (not affecting printed surface), original embossed dark blue cloth, decorated in blind, spine gilt and lettered. The excellent Cruising Association> copy (bookplate on pastedown, small blindstamp on title, gilt name on upper cover). First edition. Huntress 371C. The British sealer John Nunn was one of five men abandoned on the island (Kerguelen Island or the Island of Desolation) in 1825 on a sealing expedition. (It is said that Nunn was a real-life Robinson Crusoe). The men lived on the island for two years before being rescued by the schooner 'Sprightly' (Captain Alexander Distant). The Kerguelen Islands is a group of islands in the Southern Indian Ocean and is among the most isolated places on earth. It is over 2000 miles distant from the nearest populated location, and was for most of the 19th century a favourite hunting ground for whalers and seal hunters.

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

      London, Wm. S. Orr and Co., 1850.. Octavo. XXXII, 463 pages. Hardcover (contemporary, blindstamped cloth covered boards with new, matching spine). The corners stronger bumped but this extremely rare Volume in overall very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The second edition of special interest because of the editors lengthy preface in which he talks about Thompson's philosophy, biography and his early decision to turn vegetarian and abstinent ! The editor, William Pare is of great interest to us.. William Thompson (1775 - 28 March 1833) was an Irish political and philosophical writer and social reformer, developing from utilitarianism into an early critic of capitalist exploitation whose ideas influenced the Cooperative, Trade Union and Chartist movements as well as Karl Marx. Born into the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy of wealthy landowners and merchants of Cork society, his attempt to will his estate to the cooperative movement after his death sparked a long court case as his family fought successfully to have the will annulled. According to E. T. Craig, this decision to will his estate to the cooperative movement was taken after a visit to the pioneering Ralahine Commune. Born in Cork, William was the son and heir of one of the most prosperous merchants of that city, Alderman John Thompson, who held, amongst other offices, that of Mayor in 1794. William inherited the small trading fleet and landed estate near Glandore, West Cork after his father's death in 1814. Rejecting the role of absentee landlord commonly led by those of a similar situation, William based his living quarters on the estate and despite many travels, invested much time with the tenants on the estate introducing agricultural innovations, services and education for children aimed at improving the welfare and prosperity of the families present. Victim of weak health from an early age, Thompson became a non-smoker, teetotaller and vegetarian for the last 13 years of his life. These abstemious habits, he explained helped him in concentrating on his reading and writing. Nonetheless, by the 1830s he was suffering from a chest affliction that finally killed him on 28 March 1833. He had never married and left no direct heir. An enthusiastic student of the writers and ideas of the Enlightenment, particularly Condorcet, Thompson became a convinced egalitarian and democrat. His support for the French Revolution earned him the label of "Red Republican" from Cork society and his support for advocates of Catholic emancipation in elections further alienated him from the rest of his wealthy Protestant kith and kin. Thompson was greatly impressed by the utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham with whom he corresponded and established a friendship, later staying at the English philosopher's house for several months in 1821-22 while visiting London. As well as Bentham, Thompson read and corresponded with other utilitarian contemporaries such as James Mill and was influenced, both positively and negatively, by William Godwin and Thomas Malthus. His desire to overcome the limitations of Godwin's "intellectual speculations" and Malthus's "mechanical speculations" led him to propose a new synthesis: social science - Thompson was the first to introduce this term - would combine political economy's concern with scientific materialism with utilitarianism's concern with rational morality. It was the contrasting ideas of Godwin and Malthus that spurred Thompson into the project of research into the role of distribution in political economy that led him to London and, in 1824, the publication of "An Inquiry into the Principles of the Distribution of Wealth most conducive to Human Happiness" . Thompson had also become acquainted with the work of the French utopian socialists including Charles Fourier, Henri Saint-Simon and the economist Sismondi. In the Inquiry, Thompson follows the line of the labour theory of value put forward by Adam Smith. However he characterises the appropriation of the lion's share of surplus value by the capitalist owner of the tools of production as exploitation. He rejects the Malthus/Mill proposition that any increase in the wage of the workers can only result in their further immiseration, noting the self-serving nature of this theory for capitalists pressing for legislation to outlaw workers efforts to raise their wages. By applying the utilitarian principle of "the greatest good for the greatest number" to the existing and possible alternative schemes of distribution, Thompson comes down on the side of an egalitarian distribution of the product. One of Thompson's colleagues in the Cooperative movement, John Minter Morgan, made the observation that he was the first to coin the term competitive to describe the existing economic system. The case for the originality of this work is further made by Max Nettlau who states: "[Thompson's] book, however, discloses his own evolution; having started with a demand for the full product of labour as well as the regulation of distribution, he ended up with his own conversion to communism, that is, unlimited distribution." In 1827 fellow "Ricardian socialist" Thomas Hodgskin published Labour Defended which also characterised the appropriation of the lion's share of the fruits of production by landlord and capitalist as exploitation defrauding the worker of the full product of their labour. However, Hodgskin proposed that the road to economic justice for the labourer was through a reformed competitive system. Thompson replied with Labor Rewarded defending cooperative communism against Hodgskin's unequal wages. Although he rejected the political and economic implications of Malthus' essay on population, Thompson recognised that, particularly in Ireland, unrestrained population growth did pose the threat of rising poverty. As such he was like Bentham and Francis Place an advocate of the benefits of contraception. Thompson's development of a critique of the contemporary status of women was most strongly influenced by his long-term close friendship with Anna Wheeler. He had met Wheeler while staying with Bentham and they moved in those utilitarian circles that included James Mill. It was the publication of the latter's "On Government" which called for the vote for men only, that aroused the fervent opposition of both Wheeler and Thompson and to the rebuttal in Appeal of One Half the Human Race... Thompson and others of the Cooperative movement have tended to be somewhat unfairly subsumed under the political label of Owenism. In fact, although his writings and social experiments at New Lanark had helped to bring the cooperative movement together, many, Thompson included, were critical of Owen's authoritarian and anti-democratic tendencies. Thompson further distrusted Owen's courtship of rich and powerful patrons, believing that the rich as a class could be never be expected to be in favour of any project of emancipation for the labouring poor as this would threaten their privilege. He also believed in the necessity of the workers in any co-operative community having eventual security of ownership of the community's land and capital property. He gained a considerable following within the cooperative movement for these positions and it was to distinguish themselves from Owen's positions that this wing of the movement began to adopt the label of "socialist or communionist" (Letter to "The Cooperative Magazine", London, November 1827, cited by OED as first documented use of socialist) rather than "Owenist". These differences led to open confrontation between Thompson and Owen at the Third Cooperative Congress held in 1832 in London. Owen, perhaps discouraged by the failure of his attempted community at New Harmony, maintained that it was necessary to wait for Government and Stock Exchange support and investment into large scale communities. Thompson and his supporters contended that they must move towards establishing independent small scale communities based on the movement's own resources. The argument was not resolved at that congress and by the following one Thompson was unable to attend probably as a result of the illness that was to lead to his death in another five months. Karl Marx had come across Thompson's work on a visit to Manchester in 1845 and cites it in passing in The Poverty of Philosophy (1847) and also in Capital itself. However the same can be said of other of the proto-socialist political economists such as Thomas Hodgskin, John G...

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        Historia del Toreo, y de las Principales Ganaderias de Espana

      Madrid: Imp. de D. Anselmo Sta. Coloma y Compania, Editor, 1850. Hardcover Very Good 380 pp, 4to (short). Scarce copy of one of the most important works on the history of bullfighting, with all 24 sepia-toned plates. In Spanish. Presumably rebound some time ago in quarter leather w/ cloth boards and marbled eps, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Initials "M.P.B." in gilt to foot of spine (binder's?). Lt. edgeworn, rubbing to joints and spine ends w/ sm chip to sp. head, faint spotting to boards. P.o.'s bookplate and lt sticker residue to fpd, lt soil/foxing scattered throughout, last few pgs have short tear to fore-edge and lt creasing/wrinkling. Rear hinge partially split at foot. Pgs 241-256 erroneously paginated 481-496; plates 15 (for pg 241) and 16 (pg 254) correspond accordingly. With additional b&w illustrations in text.

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        A History of the Earth and Animated Nature [SOLD WITH] A salesman's specimen booklet, to be used to collect subscribers' names and to advertise (Ten Volumes)

      London, Edinburgh & Dublin: A. Fullarton & Co., 1850. Paperback. Near Fine. 9 original parts, large 8vo (261 x 178 mm). ?"To the Public?" leaf (two pages) at the front of the first part. Uncolored engraved portrait of the author, two engraved additional titles with hand-colored vignettes, 72 hand-colored engraved plates. Original cloth-backed yellow/orange card printed covers. Some soiling to covers, heaviest to parts 1 and 9, otherwise occasional and very light; pp. 233-40 crudely opened; some small splits or a little fraying to cloth backstrips. A nice unsophisticated set, rare in the original parts. Strangely, the prospectus mentions an issue in 18 parts and another in 36, but not the present form in nine. [SOLD WITH] [A salesman?'s specimen booklet, to be used to collect subscribers?' names and to advertise:] A History of the Earth and Animated Nature. Edinburgh & London: A. Fullarton & Co., [n.d. but circa 1855 or later]. Large 8vo (250 x 165mm). Uncolored engraved portrait of the author, two engraved additional titles with hand-colored vignettes, 20 hand-colored engraved plates. 5ll. (of 6) of blank subscription forms at back. Original cloth, stamped in blind and gilt; all edges gilt. Some light soiling on boards and in the margins; 1 leaf of subscription forms removed; spine chipped, surface damge to recto of FFEP. A wonderful set, rich with bright, lovely plates.

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        BACHTSCHYSSARAJ/Krim. "Bagdchi-Sarai, Vue prise vis a-vis du Palais du Khan". Gesamtansicht. Blick von oben auf den Palast des Tataren-Khans und die ehemalige Hauptstadt der Krim, vorne Staffage.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte nach F. Gross bei A. Braun, Odessa, um 1850, 23 x 35 cm. Die Inschrift in Russisch und Deutsch. - Alt aufgezogen.

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        "Bagdchi-Sarai, Vue prise vis a-vis du Palais du Khan". Gesamtansicht. Blick von oben auf den Palast des Tataren-Khans und die ehemalige Hauptstadt der Krim, vorne Staffage.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte nach F. Gross bei A. Braun, Odessa, um 1850, 23 x 35 cm.. Die Inschrift in Russisch und Deutsch. - Alt aufgezogen.

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