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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians with Letters and Notes Written during Eight Years of Travel and Adventure Among the Wildest and Most Remarkable Tribes Now Existing

      London: Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden, 1850. 2 vols., sm. 4to., Vol. I [i-iii]-viii, 264 pp., with 76 plates (some containing more than one illustration), Vol. II [i-iii]-viii, 265, (1) pp., with 104 plates (also containing more than one illustration in some cases), frontispieces with tissue guards in both volumes, with three hundred and sixty engravings after paintings by the author, fold-out map of North America detailing locations of tribes in Vol I. Original red cloth with gilt illustration of an American Indian on horseback to top cover of both volumes surrounded by blind-stamped decoration, gilt lettering and decoration to backstrip showing a bison head at top and a standing warrior below. Some stains and rubbing to covers, 1/8th inch strip from top of spine missing from Vol. II, one page in Vol. II unopened. Owner inscriptions in blue ink to front free endpapers of both volumes, dated 1900. Very good. Ninth edition. A fascinating, detailed and thoroughly illustrated account of Catlin?s experiences traveling throughout the American Indian territories in the first half of the 19th century. One of the most important works pertaining to the study of American and Native American history, this two volume set is filled with engravings based on the lawyer-turned-painter?s larger works. Sabin 11537; Streeter 1805 (first and tenth editions); Howes 241 (not noting this edition).

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Naval Tactics and Trials of Sailing; illustrated by Diagrams of Several Evolutions. To which are added, the Established Plan of Lights for Steam-Vessels, and Regulations to avoid Collision.

      London: Charles Wilson, (Late J.W. Norie & Wilson,) at the Navigation Warehouse and Naval Academy, 1850 - Quarto. Original blue-green cloth, title gilt to the spine, and to the front board together with a large block of a three-master delivering a broadside, elaborate panels in blind to both boards and to the spine compartments, edges sprinkled brown, cream surface-paper endpapers, binder's ink stamp of Lewis & Sons to the front pastedown. A little rubbed, front board a touch sunned and mottled, corners softened, head and tail of spine crumpled, light browning, a very good copy. Frontispiece of HMS St. Vincent and 5 other plates, one folding, numerous diagrams of manoeuvres to the text, dispositions coloured by hand, folding table, ?celluloid protractor remains in the slit-pocket to the front pastedown. First edition. This copy from the library of the earl of Ellenborough with heirloom stamp to the front pastedown. Sir George Biddlecombe, (1807–1878), naval officer and hydrographer, joined the merchant navy at the age of 16, "he was an officer in the East India Company's navy in 1825–8. Passing as a second master in the Royal Navy in May 1828, he was soon after employed in surveying in the Aetna and the Blonde until 1833. He was on active service in various ships from 1833 until 1854, and was known for his skill in naval surveys in many parts of the world. While in the Actaeon, in 1836, he surveyed a group of islands discovered by her in the Pacific. When attached to the Talbot, 1838–42, he surveyed numerous anchorages on the Ionian station, in the Greek archipelago, and up the Dardanelles and Bosphorus; he examined the south shore of the Black Sea as far as Trebizond, as well as the port of Varna in eastern Bulgaria, and prepared a survey, published by the Admiralty, of the bays and banks of Acre. He also displayed much skill and perseverance in surveying the Skerki shoals in the Mediterranean where he discovered many unknown patches" (ODNB). As Master of the Baltic with Napier - who features on the impressive four-page subscriber's list - on the St. Vincent, he reconnoitred the southern parts of the Åland Islands, Hango Bay, Baro Sound, and the anchorage of Sveaborg, before conducting the fleet there. He piloted the allied fleets to Kronstadt during the Crimean War, and took the steamer Prince, with upwards of 2000 French troops on board, to Bomarsund, being present at the fall of the fortress. He was subsequently attendant of shipyards in Devonport and Woolwich. On the title page Biddlecombe is described as "of Her Majesty's Yacht Victoria and Albert", and it is from there that he addresses the two-page presentation letter to Ellenborough which is loosely inserted into this copy: "Feeling that Your Lordship takes a deep interest in the Naval Service - I beg leave to submit this copy for your Lordships acceptance", reminiscing that "it was when your Lordship was head of the Navy, that I received my first appointment to the Squadron of Evolution which afforded me the opportunity of gaining more knowledge of that particular part of my duty which enabled me to produce this work". Ellenborough was very briefly First Lord of the Admiralty. Uncommon, just 7 copies on Copac, this a particularly nice copy in the cloth, complete with the protractor, and with a suitable naval provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        MAGIC, PRETENDED MIRACLES AND REMARKABLE NATURAL PHENOMENA

      London, The Religious Tract Society, circa 1850.. SECOND EDITION 1850 SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. PRESENTATION COPY TO THE REV J. ROBERTS. THE AUTHOR IS NOT KNOWN TO BIBLIOGRAPHERS AS FAR AS WE ARE ABLE TO ASCERTAIN AND THIS COULD BE THE FIRST TIME IT HAS COME TO LIGHT! 16mo, approximately 140 x 90 mm, 5½ x 3½ inches, woodcuts in the text, 2 pages of adverts at front, pages: iv, 5-192, origInal publisher's dark green blind stamped cloth, gilt lettering to spine, all edges gilt, yelloW endpapers. Slight rubbing to cloth, slight wear to corners, last free endpaper replaced in matching colour, pale age-browning to pages, otherwise a good copy. See Raymond Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876, page 162, No. 473. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Gesamtansicht ('Buenos-Ayres à vista de Pájaro - D. Dulin del. - Sorrieu lith. - Imp. Lemercier, r. de Seine 57, Paris.').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Frédéric Sorrieu n. D. Dulin b. Lemercier in Paris, um 1850, 46 x 93 (57,3 x 93) Thieme-Becker, Künstler-Lexikon, Bd. XXXI, S. 299 (Frédéric Sorrieu, geb. am 17.01.1807 in Paris. Lithograph ebda. Schüler von Cassas und Dorey.). - Zeigt eine Gesamtansicht vom Río de la Plata aus gesehen; im Vordergrund in der Bildmitte das Kongressgebäude; auf dem Rio de la Plate zahlreiche Segelschiffe und Boote. - Unter der Ansicht Legende zu den wichtigsten Gebäuden; darunter Ansichtentitel in 2 Zeilen. - Prachtvolle großformatige Vedute! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        PORTO DI CADICE.

      - Gouache de 75cm. X 48 cm. Charmante gouache très bien conservée représentant le port de Cadiz vers 1850.

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        MAXIMILIAN II., König von Bayern (1811 - 1864). Ganzfigur nach halbrechts in Uniform zu Pferde, bei einem Manöver inmitten seines berittenen Generalstabs nach links reitend, unten Inschrift.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von E. Schulz nach Heinrich von Mayr bei J.B. Kuhn, um 1850, 44 x 37,5 cm. Slg. Maillinger Bd. III, Nr. 653. - Schönes Reiterporträt. - Tadellos erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        French herbarium with 29 plants collected in Australia and the Pacific in the 1840s, including a waratah personally gathered by Jules Verreaux

      Prepared in Australia and France, 1850. A collection of herbarium sheets, most approx. 420 x 270 mm., many with original manuscript labels and most in blue paper covers; very good. Including a waratah collected in the Southern Highlands in 1845. Remarkable Colonial herbarium of 29 plants collected in Australia and the Pacific for the Comte Hippolyte Jaubert (1798-1874), a wealthy industrialist and amateur botanist who was able to indulge his passion for exotic and newly described plants. Jaubert's collection was recently discovered in the south of France, and provides a remarkable snapshot of the practicalities of early exotic botany: not least, it is fascinating to see evidence of the important role played by the Maison Verreaux, founded in 1803 and one of the foremost suppliers of natural history specimens in this golden age of collecting. This collection is not only a rare survival, but a very beautiful and significant one as well.Without doubt the highlight of the collection is a magnificent mounted specimen of a Sydney waratah in marvellous original condition, collected in Australia by the French natural history dealer Jules Verreaux in 1845. The label on Verreaux's distinctive blue paper reads: "Telopea speciosissim. 433, alentours de sydney, Australie, Août 1845. M. Verreaux." The Maison Verreaux financed its own expeditions to collect exotic botany, notably to Australia and South Africa. In the 1830s the business passed into the hands of the three brothers Jules-Pierre, Jean Baptiste Édouard and Alexis, and it was Jules (1807-1873) who was the great traveller: in 1842 he travelled to Australia and Tasmania with the backing of the Muséum national du histoire naturelle, and remained there until 1847, including a fifteen-month sojourn in Tasmania where he made a particular study of the platypus. The Verreaux brothers collected great quantities of such material, but apart from occasional specimens known in major public collections, surviving examples are almost unknown on the market.Other plants are from across the region, notably New Zealand and New Caledonia, but from further afield as well. There are some particularly beautiful Grevillea and the rainforest shrub Lomatia, but all are remarkable for the quality of the mounting and the good condition of the specimens. Many are in the original dark blue paper wrappers provided by Jaubert.A detailed listing is available on request.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Portrait,

      1850 - Hemerlein: Portrait (rund um 1850) Hemerlein, Carl Johann Nepomuk (1807 in Mainz - 1884 in Wien) War Metternichs Archivar und Bibliotheksvorstand. Schüler von Laroche in paris 1837 Bekanntschaft mit Metternich in Wien, bei dem er dann 4 Jahre wohnte und von dem er zu Studienzwecken nach Rom geschickt wurde. Malte vorwiegend Altarbilder (z.B. "Himmelfahrt des hl. Johann Nepomuk" in der Wiener Piaristenkirche), Ansichten der Rheinstädte, Portraits, etc Öl auf Leinwand, 3 ganz kleine Löcher, im unteren linken Eck eine kleine abgeschabte Stelle, signiert Holzrahmen, mit verblasster Lackierung, abgerieben, abgesplittert, fleckig, Biographie auf der Rückseite angeheftet. Bild 48x61 cm, Rahmen 57x70 cm Sprache: de [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Liber Antiqua]
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        KASSEL. "Cassel, vom Wolfsanger aus". Gesamtansicht (23 x 39 cm), umgeben von 12 Teilansichten.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Wilhelm Pfaff nach Euler, um 1850, 42,5 x 59 cm. Die Teilansichten zeigen den Friedrichsplatz, die St. Martinskirche, kurfürstliches Schloss, Orangerie-Schloss, Löwenburg, Riesenschloss und Cascaden, die Station Wilhelmshöhe sowie Fontänen, Wasserfälle und den Aquädukt. - Zwei Einrisse bis in die Darstellung sehr fachmännisch restauriert und von vorne nicht sichtbar. - Kapitales, sehr dekoratives Souvenirblatt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        "Cassel, vom Wolfsanger aus". Gesamtansicht (23 x 39 cm), umgeben von 12 Teilansichten.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Wilhelm Pfaff nach Euler, um 1850, 42,5 x 59 cm.. Die Teilansichten zeigen den Friedrichsplatz, die St. Martinskirche, kurfürstliches Schloss, Orangerie-Schloss, Löwenburg, Riesenschloss und Cascaden, die Station Wilhelmshöhe sowie Fontänen, Wasserfälle und den Aquädukt. - Zwei Einrisse bis in die Darstellung sehr fachmännisch restauriert und von vorne nicht sichtbar. - Kapitales, sehr dekoratives Souvenirblatt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        KASSEL. "Cassel". Gesamtansicht von einem Bachlauf mit gemauerter Bogenbrücke aus gesehen, vorne Wanderer und zwei Kühe, im Hintergrund links Schloß Wilhelmshöhe.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte, um 1850, 28 x 41 cm. Die seltene Ansicht mit ca. 5 mm Rand alt auf dunkelblaues Papier montiert und mit handschriftlichem Titel versehen.

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

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1850 - Bound by F. Lankester, Bury St Edmunds, in tan brown half leather with marbled boards, gilt and blind stamped decs to spine. Engraved title page bound into front of vol 2, featuring publishers date of 1850 beneath. Other first issue points include errors 'recal' on first line of p.16, 'screwed' on p.132 and chapter XXVII beginning on p.282 rather than p.283 listed in contents. Spines lightly sunned with small nicks/tears to vol 2. Boards rubbed/scratched with light chipping to edges. Crayon marking to top edges. Gutters cracked but contents remain solid. Bookplates to front pastedowns, small ink '5/-' to corner of ffeps. Foxing throughout, particularly to plates which are also browned. Otherwise a clean and sturdy pair of volumes. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The American Admiralty, Its Jurisdiction and Practice, With Practical Forms and Directions. Cohen 1568

      New York: Banks, Gould & Co. Law Booksellers [etc.], 1850. Modern goat morocco, contrasting crimson and black morocco labels, gilt, some foxing, browning and staining, else a good copy First edition of the foremost American treatise on admiralty law, the "work [which] outstripped all its competitors, and became firmly fixed as an authority", first appearing during the half-century when Benedict was a leader of the admiralty bar

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Passeggiata in Europa ovvero Storia Viaggi e Costumi. Alla Gioventii. Con Figure

      Torino: Fratelli Reycend, 1850. Soft cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. (1) ff, 240 pp, with engraved title page, frontispiece, and 7 further acqua-forte engraved plates. Bound in original publisher's printed brown wrappers, minor damage to spine, clean and fresh, and excellent and very genuine copy. With stamps (likely a bookseller's) to head of cover and title page, 'Rodi-Ferrario'. Very rare first and only edition of this travel guide to Europe, written, as the title suggests, for young readers in a pocket 12mo format. The guide moves from tours of Italy and Switzerland all the way to Poland, Lithuania, and Turkey, as well as Great Britain, providing 8 engraved plates of national costumes along the way. The charming illustrations depict: a young woman of 'Batz' (Bath); a woman of Civita-Vechia, Romagna; a citizen of Seville; a young woman of Gaeta, Two Sicilies; a boatman from Le Havre, a woman of Oberhash (Switzerland); the Vizier of Constantinople; and finally a female Athenian. The commentary passes from the historical to contemporary details of travel between major destinations, and occasional remarks of art-historical interest. Florence is noted to contain (in the same breath) the sepulcres of Galileo, Aretino, Machiavelli, and Alfieri, the latter having been sculpted by Canova (p 72). England, Scotland and Ireland are noted very much in passing: although the empire stretches 'to the Ganges', the islands themselves are accorded little interest. The guide does mention "the reknown of the univeristy of Oxford, the most learned in England" with no mention, however, of its more easterly counterpart. * ICCU 1175063; unrecorded on OCLC.

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.]
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        Souvenirs de Geneve

      1850. BAUMANN, F. and MULLER. Souvenirs de Geneve et du tour du lac. An album consisting of fourteen coloured lithographic views of sites in and around Geneva. Two of them by Muller, the others after F. Baumann. Oblong 8vo., 150 x 223 mm, bound in publisher's contemporary orange pebbled cloth with gilt title on the top cover, a.e.g. Publié à Genève [Geneva] ([Place du Lac]): Frédéric Margueron, nd (ca. 1850). |~||~||~||~| A tourist album of scenic views in the Lake of Geneva region; four of them are large double-page views and 10 are single page. The coloured lithographs include views of: the town of Geneva on the lake: Genève (six), Lausanne, Vevey, Hotel Beau-Rivage, Montreux, Hôtel des Trois Couronnes, Territet Montreux, Clarens, Vernex, Montreux, Chillon, Villeneuve, Chillon. Worm holes in the binding, and in the back and the first endpaper.

      [Bookseller: Ursus Rare Books]
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        SÄCHSISCHE SCHWEIZ. "Erinnerung an die sächsische Schweitz". Weite "Aussicht vom großen Winterberge" (25 x 36,5 cm), umgeben von 24 kleinen Ansichten aus der sächsischen Schweiz.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von J. Riedel nach Gustav Täubert, um 1850, 37 x 53 cm. Das figurenreiche Mittelbild umgeben von Gesamt- und Teilansichten von Lohmen, Bad Schandau, Pirna, Pillnitz, Schloß Tetschen und den Sehenswürdigkeiten der sächsischen Schweiz. - Im Ganzen gleichmäßig gering gebräunt. Sehr schönes, gouacheartiges Altkolorit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        OSNABRÜCK. "Erinnerung an Osnabrück". Gesamtansicht "vom Gertrudenberge" (22,5 x 33,5 cm), umgeben von 14 Teilansichten.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von J. Tempeltey nach F.A. Borchel, gedruckt bei A. Hölzer in Berlin, um 1850, 39,5 x 54,5 cm. Die feinen Teilansichten zeigen Osnabrück von der Musenburg und vom Piesberge, Schloss Yburg, Dom, Rathaus, Marien-, Catherinen- und Johanniskirche, Schloss mit Landdrostei, Möser Denkmal u.a. - Drei Einrisse bis in die Darstellung sehr fachmännisch restauriert und von vorne nicht sichtbar. - Kapitales, sehr dekoratives Souvenirblatt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        "Erinnerung an Osnabrück". Gesamtansicht "vom Gertrudenberge" (22,5 x 33,5 cm), umgeben von 14 Teilansichten.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von J. Tempeltey nach F.A. Borchel, gedruckt bei A. Hölzer in Berlin, um 1850, 39,5 x 54,5 cm.. Die feinen Teilansichten zeigen Osnabrück von der Musenburg und vom Piesberge, Schloss Yburg, Dom, Rathaus, Marien-, Catherinen- und Johanniskirche, Schloss mit Landdrostei, Möser Denkmal u.a. - Drei Einrisse bis in die Darstellung sehr fachmännisch restauriert und von vorne nicht sichtbar. - Kapitales, sehr dekoratives Souvenirblatt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Fantaisie par Gavarni. Texte par Méry.

      Paris, De Gonet, s.d. (1850). In-4 p. (mm. 283x188), tela coeva, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, conserv. cop. orig. in color rosa, pp. 316, illustrato da 16 belliss. tavv. f.t., disegnate da Gavarni e inc. su acciaio da Geoffroy, "tirés sur Chine" e applicate alla pag. La tav. in antiporta ripete il disegno della copertina. Il vol. comprende anche "Minéralogie des Dames" del Conte Foelix. Prima parte dell'opera. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Carteret,III,460 - Benezit,V, p. 927: "Paul Gavarni (1804-1866), illustrateur et caricaturiste. Son oeuvre est considérable.. et s'il n'a pas la puissance d'expression de Daumier, il a su particulièrement traduire la grace féminine". Bell'esemplare, con barbe.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        MARIENBAD. "Erinnerung an Marienbad". Schöne Gesamtansicht (15 x 21 cm) von einer Anhöhe aus mit biedermeierlicher Personenstaffage, umgeben von 16 Teilansichten (u.a. Schloß Königswart, Stift Tepl, Gasthof Schönau, Hammerhof, Hirtenruhe, Podhorn, Friedrichstein, sowie diverse Brunnen und Quellen).

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von J. Stark bei Höfelich, Wien, um 1850, 27 x 38 cm.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        ARXIU HISTORIC O PATRIMONI HISTORIC DE LA PARROQUIA DE SANT LLORENÇ DE MAÇANET DE LA SELVA 1850

      1850 Girona. 33X22. 1850. Pergami amb cantoneres de acer. 510 Pág. Manuscrit del arxiu i patrimoni historic de la Parroquia de Sant Llorens de Maçanet de la Selva. Conte informació del Mas Revell de Anglés (Pag 311-345), Mas Oliveres de Bruñola (Pag 336), Mas Calaf (Pág 401), Mas Oller de Castellet (Pág 258) i Mas Figueres e Mas Parera (Pag 1 a 196) amb registres historics i pergamins de la Santa Parroquia. Extremadement rar. Ref 7.3 Biblioteca A.. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Excelente.

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        Im Park von Fontainebleau" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca.46,5x38,5cm; rechts unten signiert; um 1850

      - Das äußerst feine Gemälde mit altersbedingtem Krakelee und im aufwendig gearbeiteten und blattvergoldeten Holzahmen (57,5x49,5cm) der renommierten Münchner Fachwerkstatt Petzenhammer gerahmt.

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        Specimens of Ornamental Art Selected from the Best Models of the Classical Epochs Plate #7. Specimens of Bookbinding in the XVIth Century, from the Library at the Vatican.

      Thomas M'Lean, London 1850 - A Near Fine Original Chromolithograph. Folio. 25.5 x 20 inches, 647.7 x 508 mm. This fine and rare plate was printed in multiple colors, requiring up 20 separate stones, and finished by hand. The work was most likely executed by Wickelmann & Sons of Berlin, for which they received the Metal Prize at the Great Exhibition in 1851. Considered the very height of Victorian color printing, the work was designed by Lewis (Ludwig) Gruner, (1801-1882). Born in Dresden, Gruner became Prince Albert's trusted adviser on art and design, particularly concerning details on the noted Crystal Palace, and potential acquisitions for the newly formed the South Kensington Museum, which was to become the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1852. In addition, Gruner was mentor to Owen Jones, whose massive book production, which included his popular treatise entitled The Grammar of Ornament, influenced the very nature of color plate printing and Victorian book design. In his invaluable bibliography entitled Victorian Book Design & Colour Printing, (University of California Press, 1972), Ruari McLean states, In Lewis Gruner's Specimens of Ornamental Art, many of the polychromatic plates are the finest yet seen in Britain, the craftsmanship to produce which must have rivaled that of the original artists, who include Giotto and Michelangelo, (and Raphael). Dedicated to Prince Albert, the expressed purpose of the work was to provide examples of design and ornament for industry, and is clearly one of the most impressive achievements of mid-Victorian color printing. (Faber Birren Book Collection 207, McLean 120.) slight foxing to edges of paper- not effecting the richness of the image.

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        Jesu-Cristoc bere elizari utzi ciozcan, zaspi sacramentuen gañean eracusaldiac Don . Asteasuco erretore, eta guipuzcoaco arciprestazco nagusian Diputadu Generalac, Cristau aciai meza nagusietan eguiñac.

      1850. . 1850 - Andrés de Gorozabel. Tolosa. . 3 Vol. . Vol.I (630 pp.) Vol.II (524 pp.) Vol.III (658 + 9H). Cuarto Menor. Plena Piel de época. Idiomas (Euskera), Religión / Teología / Ética / Monasterios /Ordenes Religiosas (General), Siglo XIX , Vasco-Navarro (Autores vascos) . Juan Bautista Aguirre fue un vascófilo distinguido, orador elocuente y fervoroso, catequista de los más populares que ha habido en tierra euskara, hombre de consejo á quien acudían en busca de luz y guía los que se encontraban en los casos arduos de la vida. Nació el 2 de Noviembre de 1742. Dejó escritas en vascuence varias obras, que son muy estimadas y por las que ha merecido de algunos escritores el sobre nombre de "Crisóstomo vasco ó el sagrado Demóstenes" a principios del siglo XX. La presente obra, en tres tomos, fueron impresos por suscripción en 1850 y precedidos de una «Carta á un amigo», fechada en agosto de 1808, que se supone sea el P. Moguel, con quien le unía una gran amistad. Buen ejemplar con sus márgenes originales y encuadernación en plena piel de época. .

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        Geografia universal física, histórica, politica, antigua y moderna. (Precedida de una introduccion histórica, y seguida de una ojeada sobre la Geografia antigua, por Balbi, Laurenandière y Huot)

      Mellado 1850 Madrid Encuadernación en holandesa con nervios y dorados, cortes tintados. Obra ilustrada con mapas grabados 16x11 cm Tomo I xxvi+502 pp+5láminas Tomo II 472pp+2láminas Tomo III 481pp+4láminas TomoIV 538 pp+3láminas Tomo V 485pp +5 láminas Tomo VI 467pp+6 láminas OBRA COMPLETA (=61993=) Ver imagen

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        BANKOKU CHIKYU ZENZU: COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED DOUBLE HEMISPHERIC WORLD MAP. [No Text Block At The Top.]

      A BEAUTIFUL JAPANESE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTED WORLD MAP Japan [1850] - , no publisher. Color woodblock printed map,handcolored pastels, very good,a few minor old mended worm holesrestored, small inset hemispheric maps, opens to 66 x 39 cm.folds down to 13.5 x 21.5 cm., not text at the top or side. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Lithologie Atmosphérique présentant la Marche et l'Etat actuel de la Science, sur le Phénomène des Pierres de Foudre, Pluies de Pierre, Pierres tombées du Ciel etc. ; plusieurs Observations inédites, communiquées par MM. Pictet, Sage, Darcet et Vauquelin; avec un Essai de Théorie sur la formation de ces Pierres. A Paris, chez Delalain Fils, Floréal An XI (1803). JOINT: 2). (du même). Explication du Nouveau Langage des Chimistes, pour tous ceux qui, sans s'occuper de la Science, voudroient profiter de ses découvertes. Paris, Baudoin, 1803. 3). (du même). Manuel du Galvanisme, ou Description et Usages des divers Appareils Galvaniques employés jusqu'à ce jour, tant pour les Recherches Physiques et Chimiques, que pour les Applications Médicales

      - 5 volumes in-8. 1). VIII. 421pp. 2). XI. 148pp. 1 planche dépliante. 3). 2ff. XXII. 304pp. 6 planches hors-texte. 4). XXIV. 240pp. 1f. (les trois derniers feuillets sont reliés par erreur à la fin du volume n°2). 5). 2ff. VIII. 159pp. Demi-chagrin noirs, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (reliure uniforme vers 1850). Précieuse réunion constituée anciennement, en reliure uniforme, de l'intégralité des ouvrages publiés par le scientifique français Joseph Izarn (1766-1835). Originaire de Cahors, cet ancien médecin des armées était devenu professeur de physique après avoir suivi les leçons de Fourcroy. Il fréquentait l'élite scientifique de son temps, était membre de diverses sociétés savantes (Société Royale de Gottingue, Société des Sciences, Belles-lettres et Arts de Paris, secrétaire de la commission d'expériences de la Société Galvanique) et à la fin de sa vie, occupait les fonctions d'inspecteur-général de l'Université de France. 1). Edition Originale. Premier ouvrage exhaustif sur la question de l'origine des météorites, entrepris à l'instigation de Laplace à qui le volume est dédié. Il est divisé en trois sections. La première contient les faits et opinions publiés en France depuis l'année 1700. La seconde est un examen critique de ces opinions. La troisième contient la propre théorie de l'auteur. Rarissime exemplaire de première émission, avec le titre de 'Lithologie Atmosphérique' qui devint 'Des Pierres tombées du Ciel' dans le second tirage. Ce premier tirage est d'une très grande rareté, et l'on n'en connaît qu'un petit nombre d'exemplaires. 2). Edition Originale. Ouvrage très rare dans lequel Izarn fait le point sur l'état des connaissances chimiques après les grandes découvertes de la fin du XVIIIs (Lavoisier). Il comporte notamment un index alphabétique des anciennes dénominations avec leur équivalence moderne, et un index des dénominations modernes avec leur synonymes anciens. 1 planche dépliante hors texte. 3) Edition Originale. Joseph Izarn était membre de la Société Galvanique, qui comptait parmi ses membres Chaptal, Lacépède, Laplace, Fourcroy, etc. Il a cherché dans cet ouvrage à "reproduire tous les faits galvaniques connus, pour en chercher les rapports et les liaisons, avec les faits généraux qui font la base des connoissances physiques". C'est un intéressant panorama des observations relatives au galvanisme, avec notamment une relation des expériences de Sülzer (1767), de Cotugno (1784), Romagnosi (1802), et Mojon (1804). Seul ouvrage d'Izarn traduit en langue étrangère, il parut l'année suivante en italien. 6 planches dépliantes hors-texte, représentant des appareils et expériences. 4). Edition Originale. Rarissime ouvrage dans lequel Izarn expose sa propre méthode d'enseignement de la physique et de la chimie, qui venaient d'être réunies au programme des écoles et dont les présentes leçons constituent l'un des premiers ouvrages didactiques enseignant conjointement la nouvelle discipline. Cette première partie, dont la suite ne vit jamais le jour, reprend les cahiers de cours de l'auteur qui avait enseigné durant huit années au Lycée Bonaparte. Elle est illustrée de 4 planches gravées dépliantes (le couteau du relieur a légèrement affecté le dessin de l'une d'elles). 5). Edition Originale très rare du dernier ouvrage de l'auteur, publié alors qu'il était Inspecteur-Général de l'Université de France. Il expose ses idées sur l'instruction publique qui faisait l'objet d'un débat passionné depuis la Révolution Française. Beaux exemplaires, parfaitement conservés dans une jolie reliure uniforme. 1). Caillet, II, 306 (pour le second tirage). 2). Duveen, p. 306. 3 exemplaires au N.U.C. 3). Wheleer Gift Catalogue, 664. 4). Manque au N.U.C. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        USLAR. "Uslar von der Sud=Seite". Hübsche Gesamtansicht mit Blick über Getreidefelder auf die Stadt, im Vordergrund Bauern bei der Ernte und Spaziergänger.

      - Altkolorierte Lithographie, "Lith. v. Frd. Hoyer", um 1850, 42,5 x 58 cm. Die sehr gefällige Ansicht in einem prächtigen Altkolorit. - Insgesamt gleichmäßig leicht gebräunt, an wenigen Stellen ist das Altkolorit etwas oxydiert. Selten.

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        NÜRNBERG. Gesamtansicht von einem erhöhten Standpunkt mit Blick über die ganze Stadt mit ihren Kirchen, Wohn- und Geschäftshäusern (im Vgr. z.B. "Gold & Silber Plattir.Waaren Fabrik Joh. Andr. Wellhöfer"), Plätzen und Stadttoren.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Gustav Frank, um 1850, 35 x 57 cm. Architektur- und stadtgeschichtlich hoch interessantes Blatt! - Randeinriß unten hinterlegt, sonst tadellos erhaltenes Kapitalblatt.

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        Italienisches Bauernhaus bei Rovereto". Blick auf ein Bauernhaus mit Kindern, Frauen und einem Wanderer im Vordergrund, links ein Hund er aus einem Bach trinkt.

      - Aquarell, rechts unten sign. "F. Wachsmann" und verso bezeichnet, um 1850, 19 x 26,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXV, S. 4. - Der Maler und Lithograph Friedrich Wachsmann (1820-1897) wurde in der Medau'schen Lithographischen Anstalt (Leitmeritz) ausgebildet, sowie an den Kunstakademien in Leipzig und Dresden. Anfänglich als Bildnisminiaturmaler und Porträtlithograph in Prag tätig, ging er als Landschaftsmaler nach Innsbruck (1848-50) und München (1850-52). In späteren Jahren malte er besonders als Architektur- und Landschaftsveduten in Aquarell. - Hübsch ausgeführtes Aquarell in kräftigen Farben. - Minimal fleckig.

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        DRESDEN. Blick vom Elbufer auf die Brühlschen Terrassen, Hof- und Frauenkirche und die Augustusbrücke rechts. Im Vordergrund Fuhrwerk mit zwei Pferden, am Ufer Lastkähne und Segelschiff.

      - Aquarell in Braun und Grau über Bleistift, mit Weiß gehöht, von Nicolas Marie Joseph Chapuy, links unten signiert und dat. 1850, 26,5 x 40,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. VI, S. 382. - Der Pariser Zeichner, Lithograph und Architekt Chapuy (1790 - 1858) war einer der fruchtbarsten Künstler seiner Zeit. Er schuf die Vorlagen für zahlreiche große Reise- und Ansichtenwerke über den Orient, Spanien, Frankreich aber auch Deutschland. - Durch die gekonnten Weißhöhungen sehr reizvolle Arbeit auf hellbraunem Zeichenkarton. Im Oberrand gering braunfleckig. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        POTSDAM. Blick auf Potsdam vom Böttcherberg. Gesamtansicht von dem Gelände hinter dem Glienicker "Caffeehaus" aus mit weitem Blick über die Seen- und Parklandschaft, links der Schloßbezirk von Babelsberg.

      - Altkol. Lithographie von August Carl Haun bei O. Janke, Potsdam, um 1850, 33,5 x 44,5 cm. Drescher/Kroll 28 (Abbild. 14). - Die prächtige Ansicht zeigt im Vordergrund das Jagdschloß Glienicke vor dem Umbau von 1859-62. In der Ferne die Stadt mit der Nikolaikirche. - Alt auf getuschte Einfassungslinie geschnitten und auf gelben Karton mit Linienumrandung montiert. Gerahmt. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        DICCIONARIO Geográfico, Estadístico, Histórico de las ISLAS FILIPINAS.

      Madrid 1850 - 2 vols. 4º. 1h, port. litogr, 1h, 2 retratos litogr, 3h, VIIp, 567p, 3h, 7 estados despl. = 476p, 1h, 18p, 1h, plano de Manila despl, 14 estados despl. Sello bibl. Hol. algo roz. 1850-51

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        MAXIMILIAN II. und MARIE, König und Königin von Bayern (1811-1864 u. 1825-1889). "Maximilian II. König von Bayern. Königin Marie und Kronprinz Ludwig von Bayern". Hüftbilder, Max mit der Hand auf der Verfassung, darüber sein Wahlspruch "Freiheit und Gesetzmäßigkeit"; Marie sitzend mit dem stehenden Kronprinzen Ludwig II. (1845-1886). Insgesamt 2 Blätter.

      - 2 Lithographien auf China "nach dem Leben gezeichnet von Erich Correns" bei Piloty & Loehle, München, um 1850, je ca. 37 x 28 cm. Lentner 4969. - Die beiden seltenen Porträts jeweils in Umrahmung mit gotisierenden Elementen, darüber die Königskronen. - Beide Blättersauber und frisch.

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        The Game of Billiards. Scientifically Explained, and Practically Set Forth, in a Series of Novel and Extraordinary, but Equally Practical, Strokes.

      London, John Thurston, 1850.. Folio (225 x 341 mm). VIII, 54 pp. With double-sided lithograph frontispiece and 93 lithograph plates and diagrams. Original half brown cloth.. Fifth, expanded edition of one of the most important early works on billiards and related games, by the man who reigned as "first player in the world" for more than twenty years. The frontispiece illustrates the interior of a billiard room with a table, lamp and furnishings manufactured by the publisher's firm. - Hinges and spine-ends rubbed and bumped, otherwise an uncommonly good copy showing almost no browning or foxing. - OCLC 15098795.

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        "Schillers Geburtsstadt Marbach". Gesamtansicht von Benningen aus.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Eberhard Emminger bei Küstner, um 1850, 23,5 x 38 cm.. Schefold 4970. - Im breiten oberen Rand professionell restaurierter Randeinriß. - Schöne Ansicht!

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        Album of Ornithological Paintings

      1850. SUNQUA. Album of Ornithological Paintings. 12 watercolours on pith paper, 345 x 215 mm surrounded by blue silk borders and mounted in an album bound in nineteenth-century Chinese silk. [Canton?]: [ca.1850]. |~||~||~||~| A decorative hand-painted suite of ornithological watercolours by Sunqua - with all but one of the watercolours signed by the artist. Sunqua was a Chinese artist active in Canton in the mid-nineteenth century who is best known for his depictions of ships. With the present group of watercolours, Sunqua illustrates an array of birds perched on flowering branches or standing in environments embellished with rocks, trees and flowers. Depicted are pheasants, ducks, herons, quails, parrots, birds of paradise, a peacock, and an owl, among others. The brushwork in the feathers is applied with virtuosic skill, perhaps demonstrated best by the plumage of the peacock, painted with a subtle palette of blues, greens and browns and carefully highlighted with gold. It is unusual to find an album of such high quality painted on pith paper and even more unusual to have the watercolours signed. In a majority of cases, when one finds paintings of high quality executed by the artist himself, as opposed to his assistants, they are usually painted on Western paper rather than pith. However, it is recorded in Crossman's The China Trade that both Sunqua and Youqua occasionally painted on pith paper as well as Western paper. A label bearing Sunqua's name is reproduced as plate 45 in Chinese Export Watercolours. A fine example. Clunas, Chinese Export Watercolours, pp. 75-76, 88-89. Crossman, The China Trade, pp. 41 plus.

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        The dwellings of the labouring classes, their arrangement and construction;

      illustrated by a reference to the model houses of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes, and other buildings recently erected: being an essay, read January 21, 1850, at the Royal Institute of British Architects. With plans and elevations of dwellings adapted to towns, as well as to agricultural and manufacturing districts.A founder member (1835) and fellow (1837) of the Institute of British Architects, Roberts was well established by the time he was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1838, but it is as a pioneer of working-class housing that he is of great historical importance. The Destitute Sailors' Asylum, Whitechapel (1835), marked the beginnings of his practical involvement in the subject, and in 1844 he became a founder member and the honorary architect of the reconstituted Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes (SICLC). With Prince Albert as the first president and Lord Ashley, later earl of Shaftesbury (1801?-1885), as an effective vice-president, the SICLC was instrumental in changing laissez-faire attitudes to housing the poor, largely by erecting and publishing a variety of exemplary buildings, all to designs by the honorary architect. Roberts's most successful model dwellings for the society were the block of self-contained flats in Streatham Street, Bloomsbury (1849?-50), and the celebrated exhibition building containing four flats financed by Prince Albert for the Great Exhibition of 1851, the published designs for which were influential and widely copied. Over the former the SICLC waged a successful campaign to get the government to abolish the taxes on windows and bricks that had imposed excessive financial costs on philanthropic housing societies until then. The latter building was re-erected at Kennington Park after the exhibition closed. Roberts was also the author of numerous publications dealing with philanthropic housing, the most important of which was The Dwellings of the Labouring Classes (1850; subsequent editions, including that of 1867, also translated into French). [Oxford DNB. Campbell Dodgson rev. by James Stevens Curl].royal 8vo., 12 unnumbered lithographic plates (each with closed and repaired tear but no loss), (8) + 34pp. + 35 - 44 + (2) + 45 - 47 ff., including the half-title, with numerous text figures and whole-page illustrations (these largely architectural plans and elevations of actual and proposed buildings), original blind-stamped cloth with short title in gilt on upper cover, neatly rebacked and recased with replaced endpapers. A very good copy., n.d. [1850]. First edition. Goldsmiths 37127. Williams II, p.183.. illustrated by a reference to the model houses of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes, and other buildings recently erected: being an essay, read January 21, 1850, at the Royal Institute of British Architects. With plans and elevations of dwellings adapted to towns, as well as to agricultural and manufacturing districts. A founder member (1835) and fellow (1837) of the Institute of British Architects, Roberts was well established by the time he was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1838, but it is as a pioneer of working-class housing that he is of great historical importance. The Destitute Sailors' Asylum, Whitechapel (1835), marked the beginnings of his practical involvement in the subject, and in 1844 he became a founder member and the honorary architect of the reconstituted Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes (SICLC). With Prince Albert as the first president and Lord Ashley, later earl of Shaftesbury (1801?-1885), as an effective vice-president, the SICLC was instrumental in changing laissez-faire attitudes to housing the poor, largely by erecting and publishing a variety of exemplary buildings, all to designs by the honorary architect. Roberts's most successful model dwellings for the society were the block of self-contained flats in Streatham Street, Bloomsbury (1849?-50), and the celebrated exhibition building containing four flats financed by Prince Albert for the Great Exhibition of 1851, the published designs for which were influential and widely copied. Over the former the SICLC waged a successful campaign to get the government to abolish the taxes on windows and bricks that had imposed excessive financial costs on philanthropic housing societies until then. The latter building was re-erected at Kennington Park after the exhibition closed. Roberts was also the author of numerous publications dealing with philanthropic housing, the most important of which was The Dwellings of the Labouring Classes (1850; subsequent editions, including that of 1867, also translated into French). [Oxford DNB. Campbell Dodgson rev. by James Stevens Curl]. royal 8vo., 12 unnumbered lithographic plates (each with closed and repaired tear but no loss), (8) + 34pp. + 35 - 44 + (2) + 45 - 47 ff., including the half-title, with numerous text figures and whole-page illustrations (these largely architectural plans and elevations of actual and proposed buildings), original blind-stamped cloth with short title in gilt on upper cover, neatly rebacked and recased with replaced endpapers. A very good copy.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Amphorenvase. Grosse Porzellanvase der Manufaktur Nymphenburg, entstanden anläßlich der Einweihung der Bavaria im Jahre 1850.

      - Die Vorderseite zeigt eine Gesamtansicht (ca. 16,5 x 22,5 cm) von München über die Isar von Ferdinand Le Feubure, die Rückseite eine Ansicht der Bavaria in radierter Goldmalerei. Höhe ohne Sockel 50 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXII, S. 552. - Ferdinand Le Feubure lebte von 1815 - 1898. - Im Jahre 1822 schuf Friedrich Gärtner für die Nymphenburger Manufaktur dieses erste große Vasenmodell nach antikem Vorbild. Sie wurde als "Vase No. 13'" in die allgemeine Produktion übernommen und häufig für Prunkvasen ausgeformt. Ein Exemplar dieses Vasenmodell, das 1823 als Hochzeitsgeschenk für die bayerische Prinzessin Elisabeth und den preussischen Thronfolger Friderich Wilhelm (IV.) nach Berlin kam, fand dort derart Anklang, dass die Berliner Manufaktur KPM die Vase kopierte und als sog. "Münchner Vase" in vier verschiedenen Größen über 130 mal anfertigte. (Siehe K. Hantschmann, Nymphenburger Porzelland 1797-1847, Münchne 1966; Ziffer, Nymphenburger Porzellan. Sammlung Bäuml. Stuttgart 1997). - Linker Henkel repariert, sonst tadellos erhalten.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Barmen, 7. I. 1850.. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief).. An seine Enkelin Charlotte Engels, geb. Bredt (1833-1928), die Gattin von Friedrich Engels' Bruder Emil (1828-1884), die sich zu jener Zeit in Brüssel aufhielt: "[...] Ein Jahr ist nun wieder zurückgelegt u. obschon uns manche Gefahr u. Unglück drohte, hat der allgütige Gott doch die düsteren Wolken gnädig vorbeigeführt u. uns seine Güte u. Erbarmen fortwährend auf so unzweideutige Weise fühlen lassen. Ihm sey dafür Preis u. Anbetung gebracht. Auch dies Jahr hat uns seine Güte wieder heiter beginnen lassen im Kreise lieber Kinder u. Enkel. Unter Letzteren vermißten wir zwar einige u. unter anderen auch Dich gutes Lottchen, freuten uns aber der guten Nachrichten die wir über alle hörten u. daß Dein jetziger Aufenthalt so viel erfreuliches darbietet. Nicht allein daß Du liebevoll aufgenommen bist, sondern daß Dir auch durch die Leitung eines frommen Lehrers Gelegenheit gegeben ist Deinen Geist mit Kenntnissen zu bereichern u. Dein Herz zu veredlen [...]". - Mit kleinen Papierdurchbrüchen in den Faltungen.

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        DESSAU. "Erinnerung an Dessau". Gesamtansicht von der Nord-Ost-Seite (19 x 28 cm), umgeben von 16 kleinen Teilansichten (je ca. 6 x 9 cm).

      - Altkol. Lithographie von und nach Gustav Frank, gedruckt beim königl. lith. Institut, Berlin, um 1850, 33,5 x 49,5 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. - Die kleinen Teilansichten zeigen das herzogliche Schloss, die St. Johannes und St. Georgen Schule, das Leopold-Dank-Stift, das Schauspielhaus, das Rathaus, die Elbbrücke, Schloss im Louisium, das Gymnasium, die St. Johannes-Kirche, das Bankgebäude und Palais des Prinzen George, die Zerbster Straße und Schlosskirche, Dr. Braunes Erziehungsanstalt, die St. Georgenkirche und das neue Kreisgericht, Schloss im Georgengarten, die Handelsschule und den Bahnhof. - Dekoratives Souvenirblatt, in einem feinen strahlenden Altkolorit! Gerahmt.

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        Memoirs of the Public and Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte; with copious Historical Illustrations, and Original Anecdotes from the MS. of Count Labedoyere. Interspersed with extracts from M.V. Arnaud, ... Preceded by an interesting Analysis of the French Revolution

      London: George Virtue, n.d. (c.1850)., 1850. 2 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary full straight grained morocco with gilt titles and gilt decoration to spines, decorative gilt rule to boards, all edges gilt, plain green end papers. Ownership to first blank. Illustrated with 8 hand-coloured plates and a map. A little rubbing to extremities with a couple of small nicks.; corners bumped; sppines slightly faded. A very attractive set.

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        Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey

      London: Smith, Elder and Co.,, 1850. By Ellis and Acton Bell. A New Edition Revised, with a Biograhical Notice of the Authors, a Selection from Their Literary Remains, and a Preface, by Currer Bell. 2 volumes in one, octavo (172 x 110 mm). Contemporary half calf, marbled sides, raised bands, titles to spine gilt, edges sprinkled red, grey-green endpapers. Housed in a brown cloth solander box. Boards rubbed and gently bowed, slight wear to extremities, light foxing to prelims and endmatter, occasional spotting to margins of text block. An excellent copy. Second edition, first state, with the correctly dated title page. Published in December 1850, a large proportion of the copies were released with the date on the title page altered to 1851 (Smith). Wise calls it "a book of considerable literary importance" due to the inclusion of Charlotte's biographical sketch of her sisters, a preface to Wuthering Heights, as well as a series of poems by the sisters, first published here. Very rare.

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        Specimens of Ornamental Art Selected from the Best Models of the Classical Epochs

      London: Thomas M'Lean, 1850. [4], eighty plates. Half morocco and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spine in seven panels, morocco title label to second panel, remaining panels with central floral device and volute corner pieces in gilt, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities and paper covering boards, with some minor abrasions to leather, internally some light foxing, but generally quite bright and clean. Plate volume only, lacking the quarto text volume by Braun. First Edition. Half Morocco and Boards. Good+. Atlas Folio.

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850., 1850. FIRST EDITION, bound from the parts. Large octavo, original blind-stamped cloth lettered in gilt, yellow eps., with half-title, additional engraved title and 39 plates, tissue guards, 1 plate with closed tear affecting caption and just touching image, some foxing, mainly to plates. This copy in a variant unrecorded publisher's cloth with a more ornate/stylised blind-stamping to spine and borders (and without a central medallion), unlike that descibed by Smith, which features the square panelling to spine and straight line border with small corner devices. Cloth expertly repaired to spine tips, recased, some rubbing and minor discolour, faint ink name to pastedown, housed in a modern leather-entry cloth slip-case. A very good copy. Mixed issue with early points thus; title engraving is dated, and page viii (preface) has the final 'i' misalined. The misprint 'screamed' is corrected in this copy ('screwed'), p.132, line 20. Charles Dickens' highly autobiographical novel, whose story is told almost entirely from the point of view of the first person narrator, David Copperfield himself; the first Dickens novel to do so. Hatton & Cleaver pp.253-272, Smith; Dickens in the Original Cloth. Listed in 100 Books That Shaped World History [Raftery, 2002]. Also The Observer; All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003], BBC Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]. Listed in 100 Books That Shaped World History [Raftery, 2002]. Also The Observer; All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003], BBC Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003].

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