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        BAD TÖLZ. Gesamtansicht vom Kalvarienberg im Norden aus mit schönem Blick ins Isartal und die Berge; im Vordergrund Heuernte, auf der Isar Flößer.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Hohbach, um 1850, 18 x 27 cm. Nicht bei Lentner. - Sehr seltene, mit einer Ernteszene im Vordergrund und Flößern hübsch staffagierte Ansicht.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        The Personal History of David Copperfield.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850. First edition, first printing. Octavo, bound in three quarter calf. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panel. In near fine condition. Illustrated with 40 etchings by Hablot Knight Browne. "Charles Dickens and Hablot Knight Browne are the most celebrated author-artist team in the history of English book illustration," and Copperfield was their "most popular success" (Hodnett, 111-12).

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        Der Templer und die Jüdin. Übermalte Lithographie, teils mit Eiweiß gehöht.

       Um 1850. Die übermalte Lithographie ist auf einen braunen Unterlagekarton montiert, mit einer breiten schwarzen Einfassungslinie sowie mit einer gemalten Bordüre und handschriftlichem Titel versehen. 40 x 52,5 cm (Darstellung). Karton: 50,8 x 68,5 cm. In kräftigen und leuchtenden Farben übermalten Lithographie. Das Motiv ist der romantischen Oper von Heinrich Marschner, die auf Walter Scotts \"Ivanhoe\" basiert, entlehnt. Die Oper wurde 1829 am Stadttheater Leipzig uraufgeführt. - Oberer Rand mit Randeinrissen, davon einer in den Darstellungsrand reichend. Der Karton im Rand etwas fleckig. Minimale Kratzspuren und ein winziger Nadeleinstich. Ränder etwas unregelmäßig geschnitten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Musik, Heinrich Marschner, Oper, Der Templer und die Jüdin, Walter Scotts \"Ivanhoe\"

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Sovereign.

      Darmstadt, Ernst Kern, [c. 1850]. - 560 x 456 mm. Toned lithograph (the stallion "Sovereign" in its stable at the Royal Württemberg Stud). Captioned in German and English. Fine lithographed portrait of the thoroughbred Sovereign, foaled by Mervinia and the stallion Champion, and thus a descendant of the Godolphin Arabian on the paternal side and of the Darley Arabian by his mother's line (both lines including Marske and Eclipse). The horse, formerly in the stables of King George IV, had in 1841 entered the famous stud of the King of Württemberg, the first Arabian stud in Europe. Drawn from life by the Darmstadt artist Frederick Frisch (1813-86), sometime court painter to the Margrave of Baden, and lithographed by G. Küstner. Frisch had visited the orient on the commission of the King of Württemberg, painting "The Camp of Ibrahim Pasha" and "Ibrahim Pasha's Retreat Through the Desert". He also published lithographed "Sketches from the Orient" (1843). Mainly a painter of animals, Frisch produced great horse paintings, some of which were exhibited at the 1906 Berlin Centennial. Cf. Thieme/B. XII, 491.

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        The Scarlet Letter.

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1850. First edition, with 4 pages publisher's advertisements inserted between preliminary blanks, dated March 1, 1850. Octavo, original brown cloth. One of only 2500 copies printed. A near fine example with minor rubbing to the extremities, with the spine gilt title quite bright. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. "The most memorable and original aspect of The Scarlet Letter lies in Hawthorne's portrait of Hester Prynne, who has been described as "the first true heroine of American fiction", a woman whose experience evokes the biblical fate of Eve. Hawthorne's achievement is to make her passion noble, her defiance heartbreaking and her frailty inspiring. She becomes the archetype of the free-thinking American woman grappling with herself and her sexuality in a cold, patriarchal society" (The Guardian). The first edition of The Scarlet Letter sold out in ten days and "made Hawthorne's fame, changed his fortune and gave to our literature its first symbolic novel a year before the appearance of Melville's Moby-Dick" (Bradley).

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        Trier. Trèves.'.

      - gouachierte u. eiweißgehöhte Stahlstich mit Bordüre v. W.J. Cooke n. A.G. Lasinksy b. F. Braun in Trier, um 1850, 24,5 x 30 Souvenirblatt mit 9 Ansichten. - Mittig Gesamtansicht umgeben von der Porta Nigra, Dom, Basilika, Kornmarkt, Porta Alba, Amphitheatrum, Ruinae Rom. u. Altmarkt. - Die Bordüre ausgeschmückt mit dem Heiligen Rock, Pilgern, Bischhöfen, Wappen u.a. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Napoleon Bonaparte, als Kaiser Napoleon I., frz. Napoléon Bonaparte bzw. Napoléon Ier, Napoleone Buonaparte (Ajaccio auf Korsika 15. 08. 1769 - 05. 05. 1821 Longwood House auf St. Helena, Südatlantik). Kaiser von Frankreich. Franz. General und Staatsmann. Reiterportrait, "Napoléon à la Bataille d' Austerlitz, le 2 Décembre 1805",.

      - Stahlstich v. Rouargue b. Lange in Darmstadt, um 1850, 42,5 x 48 Napoleon erwies sich als ein militärisches Talent. Vor allem die Feldzüge in Italien und in Ägypten machten ihn populär und zu einem politischen Hoffnungsträger. Dies ermöglichte ihm, durch den Staatsstreich vom 18. Brumaire die Macht in Frankreich zu übernehmen, die ihn letztendlich zum Kaiser der Franzosen werden ließ. Durch verschiedene Reformen, z. B. dem Code Civil, hat Napoleon die staatlichen Strukturen Frankreichs bis in die Gegenwart hinein geprägt. Außenpolitisch errang er zeitweise die Herrschaft über weite Teile Kontinentaleuropas. Der katastrophale Ausgang des Feldzugs gegen Russland führte zum Sturz Napoleons. Nach einer kurzen Phase der Verbannung auf Elba kehrte er für hundert Tage an die Macht zurück. In der Schlacht bei Waterloo wurde er endgültig besiegt und zuletzt bis zu seinem Lebensende auf die Insel St. Helena verbannt. Das Mittelbild mit Napoleon zu Pferde zwischen seinen Soldaten ( 22,5 x 25 ), umgeben von 16 Darstellungen weiterer Schlachten zwischen 1796 und 1812, u.a. Marengo, Madrid, Moskau, Smolensk, Regensburg, Friedland, Jena usw. - Mit restaurierten Randeinrissen.

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        CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN MR. WEBSTER AND HIS NEW HAMPSHIRE NEIGHBORS

      Washington, (D,C.): Gideon and Co., Printers, 1850. Original printed wrappers. 8vo. 10 pp. Inscribed on the front wrapper: "To the Honble Mr. Goodwin with the best respects of Danl Webster." This pamphlet, in the form of a letter from his constituents dated August 1850, commends Webster for his part in the Compromise of 1850 that resulted in the Fugitive Slave Act. "Your recent labors to remind a distracted people of the duties which they owe to a common country, and the blessings which they derive from a common Constitution, are, in our judgment as important as any which you have performed in a long public service..." It also prints a letter of thanks from Webster. At this time he was being attacked for his work on behalf of the Union by abolitionists. Ichabod Goodwin, the recipient of this copy, was a state representative at the time and later Governor of New Hampshire (1859-1861), who supported legislation to oppose the extension of slavery. Pamphlet folded for mailing, accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed by Webster with his signature and bearing the free frank he was entitled to.

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

      Howes M-713; Howgego, 1850-1940, M77; NCC (5 copies); cf. Cowan, California, p. 435 (German & English eds.); Hill 1174-1175 (same); Sabin 49914 (German ed.); not in Tiele, Bibl. First and only Dutch edition of a travel account by the German traveller, artist and writer Heinrich Baldwin Möllhausen (1825-1905) translated by Hendrik Carel Michaëlis (1818-1896). ''Möllhausen, in the capacity of artist and naturalist, accompanied the expedition sent out under Amiel Weeks Whipple ... for the preliminary survey of a railway route to the Pacific Ocean. He particularly devoted himself to a study of the Indians and their antiquities. The route followed was from Forth Smith in Arkansas across New Mexico and the Indian territories to the California coast at San Pedro'' (Hill). The preface is written by Alexander von Humboldt, a friend and patron of Möllhausen. The original German edition, Tagebuch einer Reise vom Mississippi nach den Küsten der Südsee, appeared in 1858; it was also translated into English in 1858 and Danish in 1862. The plates show views of buffalo around column-like sandstone buttes in the northwest Texas prairie and hunters with mules in the petrified forest in New Mexico's Rio Secco valley. The views (drawn by the author) and map (drawn by Henry Lange) were printed for the German edition and retain their German captions.Modern bookplates on paste-downs. With some mostly marginal foxing in the plates and adjacent leaves, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding with minor traces of wear. Dutch edition of the ''experiences and observations of the author while with the Whipple expedition, of which this is the best account'' (Howes).

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        Otidiphaps Cervicalis.

      Walter -83 1850 - Lithograph with fine later hand-colour. Dimensions: 385 by 560mm. (15.25 by 22 inches). For the "Birds of Asia".

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        Gesamtans., von der Ostseite. "Urach".

      - altgouachierte Lithographie, um 1850, 32,5 x 47,8 Sehr seltene Ansicht, nicht bei Schefold. Der Blick ähnlich wie bei der Ansicht nach P.J. Büttgen von Wölfle bei Ebner ( = Schefold 10357). Da die Ränder um die Ansicht grau laviert sind, sind die Künsler- und Verlagsangaben nicht zu sehen. - Blick von einer leichten Anhöhe auf die Stadt, links die Ruine Hohenurach. Rechts - im Vordergrund - ein Schäfer mit seiner Herde.

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        All Round the Worl, an illustrated record of voayges, travel, and adventures 2 Bde.

      London, William Vollings, Sons & Com., 1875., Ainsworth, F. W., (editor), All Round the World, an illustrated record of voyages, travels, and adventures, in all parts of the globe, with two hundred illustrations and six finely engraved maps, full coloured, 4°, leather, 810 pages, 2 vol., 1875, publ. William Collings, Sons & Com., London & Glasgow excellent condition outside, only partly slight browning inside Versand D: 5,00 EUR Reisen, Weltbeschreibungen

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        [FOUR ORIGINAL ORNITHOLOGICAL WATERCOLOR AND PENCIL DRAWINGS BY 19th-CENTURY BOTANICAL AND ZOOLOGICAL ARTIST ISAAC SPRAGUE]

      [United States, 1850. Some scattered foxing, affecting two of the watercolors. Generally very good. Isaac Sprague (1811-95) was one of the most prolific and well-known illustrators of flora and fauna in 19th- century America. Stafleu & Cowan lists seven composite works, ranging from 1848 to 1891, that included Sprague's illustrations, in addition to his WILD FLOWERS OF AMERICA and FLOWERS OF THE FIELD AND FOREST, both published in 1882. He is particularly remembered for accompanying John James Audubon on his expedition up the Missouri River in 1843, aiding the master painter with ornithological sketches and drawings. The two first met on August 19, 1840, when Audubon admired the young artist's bird drawings. Audubon recorded the meeting in a journal entry: "Saw some very remarkable drawings of birds (far better than any ever made by the immortal Alexr- Wilson) by a young man named Sprague. Truly wonderful drawings, my dearest friends. But this person was out shooting and I did not see him. I however wrote a few lines on several of them the purports of which, I trust, will not displease him." The diary Sprague kept on this trip, in which he gives useful accounts of the settlements and topography of the Missouri River valley, is now held by the Boston Athenaeum. Sprague also illustrated several works by important naturalist Asa Gray, including Gray's BOTANICAL TEXT-BOOK and MANUAL OF BOTANY OF THE NORTHERN UNITED STATES. Gray's wife, the editor of his letters, wrote the following description, cited in McKelvey's BOTANICAL EXPLORATION: "President, then Professor, Felton...knowing Dr. Gray was looking for someone for his scientific drawings, recommended Mr. Sprague, and he began with the illustrations for the Lowell lectures and the new edition of the BOTANICAL TEXT-BOOK. Dr. Gray was delighted with his gift for beauty, his accuracy, his quick appreciation of structure and his skill in making dissections. Mr. Sprague was from that time his chief and almost only, illustrator for his books, both educational and purely scientific." The drawings are as follows: 1) "Blue Jay." Original watercolor, 12 x 9 3/4 inches. Matted. In very good condition. Depicts a blue jay, beak open, perched on a branch, with a focus on the detailing of the head and feathers. Light foxing, but colors remain quite strong. A fine, precise work. 2) "Robin and Holly." Original watercolor, 12 x 9 3/4 inches. Matted. Marginal chipping and tape stains, not visible under mat. Tanned. Good condition, and quite visually appealing. Depicts an American Robin perched on a holly branch, with holly leaves and berries in the background. 3) "Pine Grosbeak." Pencil drawing, 15 x 11 inches. Matted. In fine condition. A fine sketch of this western bird, labeled in pencil at lower left corner. 4) "Savannah Sparrow." Original watercolor, 5 x 4 1/4 inches. Mounted on card. Some soiling and foxing. Good. A beautifully detailed small drawing, with particular attention paid to the mottled coloration of the feathers. Although none of the works is signed, each has a provenance connecting it either to a Sprague descendant or to an early owner in Sprague's native Hingham, Massachusetts. The pieces were eventually sold through Goodspeed's Book Shop in the 1960s. On the whole, a remarkable group of original works by an important ornithological and botanical illustrator, acclaimed by no lesser contemporary naturalists than Audubon and Gray.

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        ZÖBLITZ. "Zöblitz von der Süd Seite". Gesamtansicht.

      - Lithographie von C. Maeschel bei Gödsche & Steinmetz, Meissen, um 1850, 25 x 38 cm. Das seltene Blatt im alten Originalrahmen. Breitrandig und tadellos erhalten.

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        [Fine Binding] A Descriptive Atlas of Astronomy, and of Physical and Political Geography. With Descriptive Letter-press. PRESENTATION COPY to Rev. Wm. Cocker

      Wm. S. Orr & Co., Amen Corner, Paternoster Row, London 1850., 1850, Hardcover. Collated and perfect. Bound in ornate gilt full green morocco by J. Lee, Newcastle (see photos). A beautiful and unmarked example of an uncommon work in a highly outstanding binding (see photos). Large Quarto (9.5 x 12in, 24 x 31cms). Title page, preface, 2 pages contents, 174 pages, 11 pages Index to Political Geography, 1 page adverts, Index leaf, 55 pages General Index, 7 plates & maps Astronomy, 15 plates & maps Physical Geography, 51 plates & maps Political Geography. All maps with outline colour in hand. Illustrations in text throughout. Presented to Rev. Cocker with a Purse containing Fifty Guineas, by the Friends of the Methodist New Connexion, Dudley Circuit, as a token of the High Esteem in which he was Held by Them during the Three Years he Laboured amongst them as Superintendent. Dudley, June 15th 1857 (see photos). Rev. Cocker would subsequently become principal of Ranmoor College in 1876, established in 1863, with the intention of teaching mental and moral philosophy and logic alongside the required theological education to students to the Ministry, closing in 1919 when all students were transferred to Manchester under the United Methodist Free Churches. Cocker's obituary can be found in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph for Jan 8th, 1902; We regret to announce the death of the Rev. Dr. Cocker, which has occurred at his residence in Brocco Bank, Sheffield. He was 85 years of age. In August last his health gave way. Dr. H. T. Wightman, of Brocco Bank, attended him, but he grew gradually weaker, and passed away on Monday. The deceased was a well-known member of the Methodist New Connexion body. For ten years he was Principal of Ranmoor College. He took that position in 1876, and retired in 1885, having completed fifty years' service in the ministry. Before coming to Sheffield he had "travelled" Leeds, Longton, and other circuits, and was for six years in Canada as superintendent of the Connexional Missions there. Twice he filled the office of President of Conference, first at Leeds, and next at Longton. He was also a guardian representative of the denomination. On leaving Ranmoor College, the deceased was superannuated. A short time afterwards fifty of his former students, men then in the ministry, made him a presentation consisting of a silver salver, bearing in its centre an engraving of the College, an illuminated address, and an autograph album. For some time after his active career was over he resided in Leeds, and for several years he lived in Southport. Dr. Cocker, who was a native of Calver, was a man of fine physique, and in temperament was one of those likeable strong-willed men, who could argue his point in a breezy, good-natured way. He was a staunch believer in the principles of Liberalism, so ardent, in fact, was he in his advocacy that many members of his own party were sometimes inclined to regard him as an extremist. But this was just the title he was over anxious to avoid. He was a man of strong individuality and pronounced views, but both politically and theologically he was tolerant. He stuck hard for the opinions he held dear, and at political meetings now practically forgotten he was a rousing force. Gifted with a rare command of language he quickly caught the ear of an audience, and his listeners, whether they agreed or disagreed with his opinions, admired the force and lucidity with which he presented his arguments, and, above all, that spirit of combativeness which was the inspiration of all his utterances. He never lost his faith in Liberal principles, but like many more of his party he abhorred a spirit of narrowness in National affairs. The truth is, that had Dr. Cocker been a younger man, his voice would have been heard during the past few years, not in antagonism to Liberalism, but as a call to his party to place Imperial interests above any temporary political advantages at home. After he left Ranmoor College, he was invited to contest the Ecclesall Division in opposition to Sir Ellis Ashmean Bartlett". Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Antiquarian Books; Inventory No: 187609.

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        A collection of 7 autograph letters from the famed baritone (and later tenor) to the noted tenor Leo Slezak (1873-1946).

      - Polish baritone, and later tenor, Jean de Reszke (1850-1925) was one of the most famous opera singers of the late nineteenth century. "His beautiful voice, fine musicianship and handsome appearance made him unsurpassed in the French repertory, as well as in the Wagner roles he sang with such distinction." Elizabeth Forbes in Grove Music Online. Leo Slezak (1873-1946) was a prominent Austrian-Czech tenor who "combined great warmth and brilliance of tone with clear enunciation and a most delicate use of mezza voce." After a hiatus of nine years, and a period of intensive study with Jean de Reszke, Slezak reappeared at Covent Garden to sing the title role in Verdi's Otello "with robust power and beauty of tone." Indeed, he became one of the most famous Otellos of his generation. Desmond Shawe-Taylor in Grove Music Online. - August 6, 19082 pp. Oblong octavo. In black ink. On a card with the address "53 Rue de la Faisanderie" embossed at head. With autograph envelope postmarked Deauville, [August] 7l [1908] and Kramsach-Ache[n]rain [?]August, [19]08. In French (with translation). De Reszke has sent two scores to Slezak, in which he has marked the breaks "according to the traditions of the [?Paris] Opera." He (rightly) predicts that his pupil and successor will have a great international career. "I think a lot about your beautiful voice and your very artistic temperament – and I am certain that you will have a great success in your international career." Printed address crossed out and replaced with "Deauville - Villa Eole" in de Reszke's autograph.- April 4, 19092 pp. Oblong octavo. In black ink. On a card with "53 Rue de la Faisanderie" embossed at head. With autograph envelope postmarked [?]Paris, April 5, [19]09 and Vienna, April 7, [19]09. In Italian (with translation). De Reszke congratulations Slezak on his much deserved triumphs. He will write administrator Henry Higgins (1855- 1928) in order to secure the role of Otello for Slezak in an upcoming production at Covent Garden. He also mentions Marcella Sembrich (1858- 1935), a noted Polish soprano, and the composer Baron Frédéric d'Erlanger (1868-1943). "You can't imagine how happy and proud I am of your triumphs. all that has come [in your career] you merit by the sacrifice you have imposed upon yourself, and the true and hard work that you undertook with so much courage. Sembrich was also very kind to me. I will write immediately to Higgins for the debut in Otello. I'm afraid that d'Erlanger would like you to sing his opera first, but I will explain to Higgins that this would be a mistake on the Direction's part." - February 5, 19112 pp. Oblong octavo. In black ink. On card with "53 Rue de la Faisanderie" embossed at head. In Italian (with translation). De Reszke worries about Slezak's relationship with certain members of the Metropolitan Opera Company, including general manager, Giulio Gatti- Casazza (1869-1940), and star tenor Enrico Caruso (1873-1921). De Reszke notes the successes of some of his other students, including the American soprano, Lucille Marcel (1877-1921), whom he notes "is always with W." Marcel had just married the Viennese conductor Felix Weingartner (1863- 1942) in 1910, and it is to him that De Reszke probably refers here. "You are always in my thoughts and I was often telling myself 'who knows if [Giulio] Gatti-Casazza and this whole Italian group will try to harm you?' I see that I was not wrong. I didn't believe that Caruso could scheme at this point. I hope that you will not cause too much bad blood for yourself because it's not worth the pain and [your] health and the first thing. [Lucille] Marcel is always with W. She sang [.?] in Rome with sensational public success."- April 4, 19112 pp. Oblong octavo. In black ink. On card with "53 Rue de la Faisanderie" embossed at head. In Italian (with translation). De Reszke looks forward to seeing Slezak again after the latter's season has ended. He then passes judgment on two of the most prominent tenors [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht ('Vue Générale De Tolèdo - Vista General De Toledo').

      - altkolorierte Lithographie v. Deroy b. L. Turgis in Paris & New York, um 1850, 33 x 49,3 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Landau, 20. IX. 1850. - 2 SS. 8vo auf Doppelblatt. "Mille fois pardon de ma négligeance; mais ayant reçu votre aimable lettre, contenant une ornement, destiné à être apposé à l'aurage du Reine Demidoff, peu de temps avant mon retour à Munich, je me proposais dans le tempx de vous exprimer personnellement mes remerciements à Munich. A peine arrivé dans cette ville je m'informai si vous y étiez ; et ce n'est qu'en apprenant, Madame, que vous étiez encore à Tegernsee, que je remis la lettre de Mr. De Démidoff, bien cachetée, entre les mains de mon secrétaire pour vous la faire parvenir de suite lors de votre retour à la ville. Je ne saurais vous dire, chère Baronne, combien j'approuve l'aimable attention du Prince et surtout la manière délicate et digne d'un gentilhomme de vous en faire part [ ] ". - Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Monogramm.

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        Shadows from the past. Picked from the worm-holes on long-vanished days, and from the dust of oblivion raked.

      1850 - 8vo. Contemporary purple roan, gilt fillet border, all edges gilt; calligraphic manuscript filling 108 pages in blue, black and red ink, initials illuminated in gilt and coloured pen-and-ink illustrations throughout; sometime skilfully rebacked, occasional spotting, very good indeed. An unusual and charming manuscript. A name or place has been carefully erased from the foot of the first leaf, and so we have no idea as to the authorship of this little book, but it is a fascinating collection of miscellaneous pieces on subjects as diverse as parsley, the origin of coffee, plum-pudding, street lamps, Egyptian heraldry, Inigo Jones, palm trees, the scold's bridle, the White Horse in Berkshire, sepulchral vases and apostle-spoons. Some of the passages have clearly been copied or paraphrased from popular texts, and may reveal something about the location of the writer. The section 'The Fatal Prediction', taken from a story called 'The Lone Tower', originally printed in the Repository of Arts and Literature, Fashion etc. in 1822 and subsequently anthologised elsewhere, tells the spooky story of Cook's Tower in Clifton, Bristol. Clifton is also the location of a passage taken directly from the memoirs of the author and translator Edward Mangin: "In the year 1828, I accidentally spoke of 'The Sorrows of Werter' in the library of a bookseller in Clifton" (The Parlour Window: Or Anecdotes, E. Lumby 1841, p. 83). This is inconclusive, however, as there are also pieces on Durham and a church in Caen, for example, and a piece taken from Charnock's Local Etymology of 1859 on the origins of the place-name Pimlico. Whoever the author was, he or she was marvellously skilled at miniature pen-and-ink illustrations, handling all subjects in impressive style, and the colour and gilding is generally thick and vibrant. This is a very charming item, beautifully crafted and full of surprising nuggets of arcane information. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wettrennen mit Hindernissen. Einfaches Wettrenn-Spiel. Spielbrett für ein Pferde-Rennspiel mit 50 Feldern für ein Würfelspiel

      (O.O.) 1850 (ca.) - Seltenes, frühes Pferde-Rennspiel, mittig die ovale Beschreibung des Wettrennens mit Hindernissen und für das einfache Wettrennspiel (11,5 x 25,5 cm), außerhalb die nummerierten Spielfelder mit kleinen Bild-Symbolen, sowie in den Ecken vier Illustrationen mit Jockeys und Pferden. - Die beiden unteren Eckillustrationen gering beschabt, der grüne Deckelbezug etwas wasserfleckig und an zwei Ecken rissig. Das Spielfeld jedoch in sehr guter Erhaltung Farb. Spielplan in originalkolor. Lithografie Montiert auf grünem Original-Karton, 42,5 x 56,5 cm

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        Reliure brodée. Carnet manuscrit].

      1850-1854 1850 - Manuscrit in-12 de 7 ff., demi-veau vert, dos lisse muet, sur les plats frise dorée d'encadrement et damier (trois cases sur huit) de fils en dégradé rose et vert, gardes toilées, crayon mine de l'époque à embout en étain (reliure de l'époque). Joli specimen de reliure brodée vers 1860 établie sur un petit carnet personnel (agenda, livre de comptes et itinéraire) rédigé tête-bêche à l'encre et au crayon entre 1850 et 1854.

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        Souvenir d'Ems es des bords du Rhin. Collection de vues pittoresque.

      Bad Ems Kirchberger um 1850 - lithogr. Titelbl. und 25 Taf. mit Ansichten in Aquatinta, qu.- 4°, farb. ill. Hlwd. Das bekannte und schöne Ansichtenwerk von Tanner über das Rheinland, hier erweitert um eine Ansicht von Bad Ems, sonst identisch und in vorzüglichem Zustand. Bis auf die Ansicht von Bad Ems alle Aquatinten gedruckt b. Victor v. Zabern, jeweils mit Buntpapiervorsätzen. Unter den Ansichten Mainz, Wiesbaden, Rüdesheim, Bingen, Oberwesel, Boppard, Koblenz, Neuwied, Bonn, Köln und kleinere Rheinorte. ( genaue Auflistung bei Engelmann II, 827 ). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS. EMBELLISHED WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY PORTRAITS FROM THE INDIAN GALLERY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF WAR, AT WASHINGTON

      Philadelphia, 1850. Contemporary red morocco, embossed panels, spines gilt, gilt inner dentelles, neatly rebacked with original spines laid down, a.e.g. Light scattered toning and foxing. Very good. In a cloth slipcase. The first octavo edition of McKenney and Hall's classic work, first published in large folio format in 1836-44, and first appearing in smaller format in the present edition. This octavo edition was reprinted many times, but this first is by far the best for quality of printing and coloring of the plates. After six years as superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the American Indians for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827 he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with American Indian tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1839, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years he was joined by James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer, and from 1833 Cincinnati banker, who had written extensively about the West. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the North American Indians. The work is now famous for its color plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors, and squaws of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates) or worked up by King from the watercolors of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. All but four of the original paintings were destroyed in the disastrous Smithsonian fire of 1865, so their appearance in this work preserves what is probably the best likeness of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the early 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola.

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        Cuadro Sinoptico De La Geografia y Estadistica De Las Antillas Espanolas':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Camilo Alabern i Casas, dat. 1850, 57 x 70,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 15 (Camilo Alabern i Casas, 1825-1875. Engraver for Francisco Coello y Quesada's Atlas de Espana, 1848-1868). - Zeigt Puerto Rico und Kuba sowie eine kleine Insetkarte der Antillen. - Die Karten umgeben mit ausführlicher Beschreibung der Inseln. - Sehr seltener Einblattdruck! Extremely rare separately issued broadsheet, including maps of Puerto Rico, Cuba & the Caymans and a general map of the Caribbean, surrounded by a detailed statistical accounting of the region for 1846 ('Isla De Cuba. - Isla De Puerto-Rico'). (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        RAVENSBURG. "Ravensburg". Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe, im Vordergrund der Bahnhof.

      - Altgouachierte Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Eberhard Emminger, um 1850, 40 x 57 cm. Schefold 6247; Henning/Maier, E.Emminger, S. 152. - Auf festes Papier aufgezogen, der Himmel übermalt. - Auf Wunsch mit Rahmen (kostenlos gegen Abholung).

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        The Canada Rose'.

      - Stahlstich b. Adler in Hamburg u. Myers in London, um 1850, 26 cm (Durchmesser) Stula S. 143. - Souvenirvedute in Rosenform mit Deckblatt in Farblithographie. - Zeigt Kanada mit 12 Ansichten von The New Parliament Buldings at Ottawa - Canada West, The Thousand Islands - River St. Lawrence, Long Sault Rapids St. Lawrence, La Chine Rapids, River St. Lawrence, Junction of the Great St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, Masonic Hall Building, Toronto - Canada West, The Victoria Bridge at Montreal - Canada West, Wesleyan Methodist Church, London - Canada West, Great Western Railway Station, London - Canada West, Bank of British North America, London - Canada West, Episcopalian Church and Rectory, London, Canada West u. The Court ouse London - Canada West, Trinity College, Toronto, University Buildings, Torontom King Stree, Toronto, Toronto total view, Brockville total view, Falls of Montmorency, Falls of Montmorencyc in the distance, London (Canada West), Normal School Buildings in Toronto, Upper Canada College in Toronto, St. James Cathedral in Toronto, St. Michaels Cathedral in Toronto, St. Lawrence Hall in Toronto, Roman Catholic Church in London (Canada West) and Plains of Abraham, The Battlefield of Wolf and Montcalm. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Lady Hamilton<, [Emma] mit Hündchen. Ovalbild- Miniatur- Malerei., Monogrammiert A. P.

      Entstanden in Frankreich, um 1850. - Inhalt: Hübsche Miniatur- Malerei des 19. Jahrhunderts, der Emma, Lady Hamilton (* 26. April 1765 (?) in Ness, (Cheshire) als Amy Lyon, getauft 12. Mai 1765 in Great Neston (Cheshire); &#134; 15. Januar 1815 in Calais) war 1798-1805 Mätresse des britischen Admirals Horatio Nelson. Aus einfachsten Verhältnissen stammend, gelang der schönen Emma der gesellschaftliche Aufstieg bis in die vornehmsten Kreise. Durch ihre von vielen Zeitgenossen als skandalös betrachteten Liebesbeziehungen, ihre Schönheit und als Künstlerin war sie am Ende des 18. und zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts eine europaweit bekannte Berühmtheit. (Wikipedia). Lady Emma Hamilton war 1798-1805 Mätresse des britischen Admirals Horatio Nelson. Aus einfachsten Verhältnissen stammend, gelang der schönen Emma der gesellschaftliche Aufstieg bis in die vornehmsten Kreise. Geboren: 26. April 1765 in Neston. Gestorben: 15. Januar 1815 in Calais. Zustand: Umrahmung leicht berieben, Vergoldung etwas verblasst, Rück- Deckel- Verklebung etwas aufgerissen, sonst sauber und tadellos erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1050 16°(Sedez- Quadrat- Format bis 12 cm.) Tiefschwarze, fast quadratische Ebenholzplatte, zentral montiert ein Original- Farb- Porträt mit feinem Pinsel- gemalt, in medaillon- artigen fein- ziselierten, vergoldeten Oval- Metall- Rahmen.

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        Neues Würfel- und Pfänderspiel - Abenteuer auf einer Reise durch die Schweiz - Reisespiel Durch Die Schweiz. - Jeu De Voyage Par la Suisse'.

      - getönte Lithographie v. Flips in Bern b. R. Jennis Buchhandlung (H. Kohler) in Bern, um 1850, 46,5 x 48,5 Sehr seltenes Reisespiel in Form einer Spirale mit 60 Ansichten aus der Schweiz. - In allen 4 Ecken Szenen zur Reise (Kofferpacken, Abendessen im Hotel, Hotelzimmer u. Widerkunft von der Reise). - Die Ansichten zeigen mittig eine größere Gesamtansicht von Bern umgeben von Ansichten der Borromäischen Inseln, Locarno, Hospiz St. Gotthard, Gotthard Tunnel, Appenzell, St. Gallen, Schaffhausen, Rheinfall, Basel, Angenstein, Biel, Neuenburg, Freiburg, Genf, Lausanne, Montreaux, Martigny, Pissevache, Sitten, Leuck, Wengeralp, Grindelwald, Thun, Giessbach, Brienz, Sachseln, Rigi, Grütli, Tells-Kapelle, Luzern, Löwendenkmal, Zürich, Aarau, Olten u. Burgdorf. - Das Spiel auf Leinen faltbar mit original Umschlag und Spielanleitung. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dörfliche Szene mit Bauern vor einer Schänke und zwei Husaren, im Hintergrund Marktreiben. Original-Aquarell und Deckfarben auf Pergament.

      Ungarn, um 1850. - 34 x 45,5 cm. Schöne, farbkräftige Darstellung. - Winziger Ausriss am rechten Rand, unten ein kleines Löchlein hinterlegt.

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        A collection of 12 finely executed Chinese original drawings on rice paper around 1850.

      - All drawings are framed and glazed. The drawings (200 x 320mm) are suberbly executed and exceptionally colourful and show the various stages of picking, processing, packing and trading of tea as well as the Chinese tea ceremony. These drawings are executed in watercolours and gouache on rice paper. Due to the fragility of the paper one drawing has a tear in the lower margin. These Chinese export watercolours were made for the western market and produced in the port cities of China of which Canton was the most important one. These drawings were exported to Britain, America and other countries and made 'a pervasive part of the visual world of the Victorians and their contemporaries and had considerable influence on the western image of China' (C. Clunes, Chinese Export Watercolours). A very well preserved and unique collection.

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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]

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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.

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        LES PRÉDICTIONS DE L&#146;ANGE GABRIEL. NOUVEAU JEU DE SOCIÉTÉ AMUSANT POUR TOUT AGE&#146;. 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&#146;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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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]

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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).

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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 [ ]".

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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&#150;Arkaden, Alter Jungfernstieg, Börse, Windmühle, St.Michaelis Kirche, Post Gebäude, Hotel de L`Europe, Wallhalle, Ton Halle, Stadt Theater. [SW &#150; 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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