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        Vue Générale de New-York Prise de l'Union Square.

      Paris ?c 1850 - Lithograph view of New York from Union Square. Dimensions: 530 by 730mm. (20.75 by 28.75 inches). Reps 2796.

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        The Western Tourist and Emigrant's Guide through the States of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin, and the Territories of Minesota [sic ], Missouri, and Nebraska Accompanied with a large and minute Map

      New York: Colton, J. H., 1850. 3rd. Hardcover. First printing of the 3rd edition. 89 pp text + 15 pp publisher's advertisments. Large folding color map with floral border by J. Calvin Smith, J. Calvin titled "Guide Through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin & Iowa, Showing the Township lines of the United States Surveys, Location of Cities, Towns, Villages, Post Hamlets, Canals, Rail and Stage Roads." Light wear and fading to bords else near fine; several short tape repairs on verso, otherwise the map is generally in fine condition. Inscription by original owner G. A. Morse indicating his purchase of this book in Boston prior to his trip west in Sept., 1850. In 1891, Morses' son, A. W. signed his name and in 1928, Morses' wife, Alice, presented the book to their son, George Humphrey Morse. (Howes S615). Next day shipping. Celebrating our 20th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.

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        [General Lafayette]

      1850. Mixed method mezzotint and engraving. Proof before letters. Printed on fine india paper mounted on thick white wove as issued. In excellent condition. Image size: 9 1/8 x 7 inches. This is a wonderful proof impression of this lovely oval portrait of General Lafayette, the great American sympathizer. Lafayette's actions during the American Revolution earned him a place in America's pantheon of heroes. Joining the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, he was one of the first Frenchman to come to America's aid. Through his valiant commitment to the American cause, Lafayette became a close associate of Washington's, and he helped negotiate French aid for the rebellion. He was voted a major general at the age of 20 by the Continental Congress, and his actions at the battle of Yorktown helped corner the British forces, leading to their surrender. Returning to France, he became involved in Revolution, making him, ultimately, a hero in his own country and in the New World. In 1824, as the United States approached its 50th anniversary, President Monroe invited General Lafayette to return to America. He enjoyed a hero's welcome and toured the 24 states in triumph. Lafayette had a great love for the United States, a sentiment which is best expressed in his eloquent words to Henry Laurens, the Congressional President; "The moment I heard of America I loved her; the moment I knew she was fighting for freedom I burnt with a desire of bleeding for her; and the moment I shall be able to serve her, at any time, or in any part of the world, will be the happiest of my life". Through his involvement in the American and French revolutions Lafayette became a symbol of the ideals of liberty and release from tyranny. Lafayette's veneration for the United States was so strong that when he returned to France, he took with him a plot of American soil, within which he was buried.

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        Oeuvres completes, avec la nomenclature lineenne et la classification de Cuvier, revues sur l edition in - 4° de l Imprimerie Royale et annotees par M. Flourens.

      Garnier Freres, Libraires vers 1850 12 vol. Georges - Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon (1707 - 1788) commenca sa carriere en traduisant Newton. En 1738, lors d une seance a l Academie, il se fit un ennemi en la personne d Henri - Louis Duhamel du Monceau. Le roi le nomma intendant au Jardin du Roi (Jardin des Plantes) en 1739. Enfin etabli, il se consacra a l Histoire naturelle en s entourant des meilleurs scientifiques de son temps. Tome I : Theorie de la Terre, Histoire generale des animaux. Tome II : L homme, Les animaux domestiques. Tome III : Quadrupedes. Tome IV : les Singes, Additions aux quadrupedes. Tome V : Les oiseaux. Tome VI : Les oiseaux. Tome VII : Les oiseaux. Tome VIII : Les oiseaux. Tome IX : Introduction aux mineraux, Epoques de la nature. Tome X : Les mineraux. Tome XI : Les mineraux. Tome XII : Experiences sur les vegetaux, Arithmetique morale et Table analytique et raisonnees des matieres contenues dans l ouvrage entier. Un double frontispice en noir et blanc, suivi de 118 gravures coloriees sur 161.

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        "Partenkirchen im Baierschen Hochlande". Marktplatz und Brunnen in Partenkirchen mit mehreren Mädchen, Jungen mit Peitsche und Horn sowie Kühen, im Hintergrund die Zugspitze.

      . Altkol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte nach Peter von Hess bei Felgner, um 1850, 26 x 37,5 cm.. Lentner 9712. - Schönes Blatt nach dem Gemälde von Peter von Hess in kräftigem Altkolorit. - Durchgehend gebräunt und alt gerahmt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Wanderings of a Pilgrim, in Search of the Picturesque,

      London: Pelham Richardson,, 1850. during Four-and-Twenty Years in the East; with Revelations of Life in the Zenana... Illustrated with Sketches from Nature. 2 volumes large octavo. Original blue morocco-grained cloth, title gilt to the spines together with a block of Krishna playing his flute, large gilt panel incorporating Skanda mounted on a peacock to the front boards, the same design in blind to the lower. 49 plates, 21 of them chromolithographs, 4 with hand-colour and finished with gum arabic, the rest lithographic, 8 single-tint, uncoloured folding lithographed panorama of the Himalayas in an end-pocket to volume I. A little rubbed, and with some small repairs head and tail of the spines, endpapers renewed, light browning to the text-block, some spotting of the plates, the uncoloured lithographs being particularly affected, but overall a very good copy retaining the handsome original cloth. First edition. Uncommon, and highly sought-after particularly in the cloth. "Fanny and Charles Parks sailed for Calcutta in June 1822, finally leaving India in August 1845. Her account of her years in India, Wanderings of a Pilgrim in Search of the Picturesque, largely based on the journal which she kept for her mother, was published in 1850. The focus of the book was India, its people, and their culture. It thus gains momentum when, in 1826, the Parkses left Calcutta, where life was largely confined to British society, to live 'up country' in Allahabad. Here Charles spent almost all his time. Fanny, however, travelled extensively: she sailed by herself in their pinnace, the Seagull, up the Jumna River to Agra, and up the Ganges to Fatehgarh, and spent nearly a year visiting Cawnpore, Meerut, Delhi, and Landour in the Himalayas … Her husband, whom she describes as kind and considerate, encouraged her travels. The couple had no children, and he probably realised that, in a society which saw a woman's natural focus as her family, she needed an alternative outlet for her energies. These were considerable: she was characterised by remarkable physical stamina, and indefatigable enthusiasm and curiosity about every aspect of Indian life. Everywhere she went she sketched. She studied and noted every aspect of the peoples she met, and the plant, animal, and insect life she encountered, preserving with arsenical soap specimens for her renowned 'cabinet of curiosities', which also housed a heterogeneous assortment of interesting objects, especially Hindu figures. Her fluent Hindustani enabled her to penetrate Indian life, and she adopted some Indian customs, signing her writing and drawings in Persian script … and playing the sitar. She admired the dignity and grace of Indian life, in which she considered European ways were often an ugly intrusion. Although an Anglican, she was sceptical about attempts at religious conversion and the effect of some European philanthropic endeavours … Fanny Parks's book, which was extensively illustrated with drawings by herself, her friends, and Indian artists, was lavishly produced and won wide acclaim. Reviewers noted the accuracy, detail, and range of observation—as well as the unusual character of the authoress" (ODNB).

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        Harmonies economiques.

      Paris, Guillaumin et Cie, 1850.. In-8, demi-basane rouge de l'epoque, dos a nerfs, titre dore (petit accroc a une coiffe), (4), 463, (1) p. Edition originale de l'oeuvre fondamentale de Frederic Bastiat, fruit de vingt annees de travail qui fut publiee quelques mois apres sa mort. "C'est une revelation. Nous redecouvrons le socle dur, le socle de base, sur lequel s'appuie la logique economique. Au materialisme positiviste des economistes anglo-saxons - matrice de la science actuelle - s'oppose [cette] tradition francaise et continentale (de type lockienne) qui fonde la valeur sur la presence d'un ordre de droit assis sur l'action humaine. C'est a cette place centrale rendue a la propriete comme ancrage du raisonnement economique que les ecrits de Frederic Bastiat doivent leur remarquable efficacite dialectique, ainsi que leur contenu souvent premonitoire : il y a 150 ans, Bastiat avait deja quasiment tout dit sur la logique perverse des institutions de l'Etat-providence et ses consequences" (Guido Hülsmann). (Einaudi, 325. Goldsmiths, 36728). Quelques rousseurs. Bon exemplaire, bien relie a l'epoque..

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        EIGHT YEARS IN BRITISH GUIANA : being the journal of a residence in that province, from 1840 to 1848, inclusive ; with anecdotes and incidents illustrating the social condition of its inhabitants ; and the opinions of the writer on the state and Prospects

      London: Longman,Brown, Green & Longmans,, 1850. old half calf, marbled boards, leather spine labels, 5 raised bands, xiii, [9] 305 pages, ex library copy with ink numbers inside front cover, small bookseller's blind stamp on front endpaper, front & rear covers starting, binding is scuffed at edges, shelf wear, endpapers show some soil, ..." the journal of a residence in that province, from 1840 to 1848, inclusive ; with anecdotes and incidents illustrating the social condition of its inhabitants ; and the opinions of the writer on the state and prospects of our sugar colonies generally". by Barton Premium, a planter of the province ; edited by his friend. much on sugar plantation slavery , working conditioncrops, snakes, etc , a rare book. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8 vo,..

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        Mëthode générale pour mesurer lavitesse de la lumière dans l'air et les milieux transparents. Vitesses relatives de la lumière dans l'air et dans l'eau. Projet d'expérience sur la vitesse de propagation du calorique rayonnant" in Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Academie des Sciences", Tome 30, 1850, pp. 551-560

      FIRST EDITION OF FOUCAULT'S DETERMINATION OF THE VELOCITY OF LIGHT, here proving that light travels more slowly in water than in air. Significantly, his findings contradicted the corpuscular theory but were in complete accord with the wave theory of light. "In 1850 Foucault joined the debate over the then-competing particle and wave theories of light. Arago had demonstrated in 1838 that a crucial test could be made by comparing the velocities of light in air and in a dense medium, and he was experimenting to determine the velocity of light with a rotating-mirror method devised by Charles Wheatstone in 1834. Lack of success and ill health led Arago to pass the task on to Foucault in 1850. "Success came in the same year, when Foucault observed a retardation of the velocity of light in water, giving support to the wave theory. He then saw how the rotating-mirror method could be refined to measure the absolute velocity of light in a restricted space. Foucault overcame the technical problems and in 1862 obtained a value of 2.98 x 1010 centimeters per second, the first accurate measure of this fundamental physical constant" (Encyclopedia of World Biography). Foucault's experiment was so conclusive that it was widely understood to have "driven the last nail in the coffin" of Newton's corpuscular theory of light" (Cassidy, Understanding Physics). ALSO IN THIS VOLUME: First edition of an important nerve experiment by Helmholtz marking the beginning of the field of 'neurophysiology'. CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete volume. Ex-libris bearing only a deaccessioned stamp on the back of the title page and slight ghosting at the spine where a spine level has been removed. 4to (11 x 8 inches; 275 x 200mm). [6], 886, [2]. Bound in clean full blue cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Solidly and tightly bound. Very occasional toning, otherwise clean and bright throughout.

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        Die neuen Museen von der Friedrichsbrücke aus.

      . kol. Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. u. v. Loeillot b. Sachse & Co., um 1850, 17,5 x 27,5. Selten! Kiewitz, Nr. 1002, Ernst, Loeillot, Nr. 65. - Ausgabe mit Nummerierung (19) und 3-facher Bordüre. Über der Ansicht "Berlin". - Blick von der Börse her zum Neuen Museum, das mit einer Brücke mit dem Alten Museum verbunden war. Links im Vordergrund das Dampfmaschinenhaus

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        "Vot you say! Been here all day long and not catched anything. Ah! You should have been here last Wednesday. There was a chap caught an uncommon lot then to be sure."

      n.p., [c. 1850]. Image approx. 8 x 10 inches; matted and framed to 14-3/4 x 16-3/4 inches overall. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper, initialled "JL", and captioned by the artist, as above. Very good . John Leech (1817-1864) was one of the most prolific and successful of the English artists and caricaturists of the mid 19th century. "His humour was like his talent, gentle, warm-hearted and positive, his world, the ups and downs of middle class life, the sports of the squirearchy, and the peccadilloes of army officers and undergraduates" (Houfe). The conventions of social humor he established with his first contributions to the newly founded Punch, in 1841, lasted into the 1920s, but his greatest fame came through his book illustrations, particularly those for Surtees's sporting novels. "Extravagantly praised by Ruskin, Leech's often careless but never crude drawings have survived in charm and humour to give us a refreshing glimpse of mid-Victorian society." (Houfe)

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        Dendrortyx Barbatus

      John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor, from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London. Through his work he was able to meet with the country?s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society.His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, ?A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.? For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand color them. Gould became the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain, creating over three thousand plates of birds in over forty volumes.John Gould commenced his "A Monograph of the Odontophorinae, or Partridges of America" in 1844 and published it in London in 1850 which contains 32 expertly hand-colored lithographic plates. This folio-sized, hand-colored lithograph from ?Partridges of America? measures 14.25? x 21.25? and is in excellent condition with a few faint foxing marks. Commonly called Bearded Wood-Partridges, these birds are expertly hand-colored with wings in shades of brown, rufous colored undersides and chests and gray necks and faces. Precise lines define and detail each feather and give intricate patterns to their rich plumage.

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        Wah-to-Yah, and the Taos Trail; or Prairie Travel and Scalp Dances, with a look at Los Rancheros from Muleback and the Rocky Mountain Campfire.

      Cincinnati: H.W. Derby & Co., 1850. - 8vo., bound in 6's (7 ½ x 5 ¼ inches). (Pale stain to the upper margin of the first few leaves). Original publisher's brown cloth, the front cover stamped in blind, the smooth spine titled in gilt and stamped in blind (rebacked, preserving the original spine). Provenance: From the distinguished library of James Strohn Copley, his bookplate to the front pastedown. First edition, first issue. At age 17 Garrard left school to go West, joining a caravan headed along the Santa Fe Trail. He traveled through the southern Rocky Mountains, spending most of his time in the Taos area of New Mexico. This book recounts that expedition, which includes the only first-hand account of the trial and hanging of six Mexicans and Pueblos who had revolted against the U.S. rule of New Mexico. Additionally it contains an "anthropologically accurate" (Gale) of the Cheyenne Indians, as well as the adventures of such personages as Kit Carson, Jim Beckwourth, Ceran St. Vrain, George F. Ruxton, William Bent, and many others. First edition, first issue with p. 269 misnumbered as 26. "An important Southwest book by a perceptive observer and a thoroughly captivating writer. Edward Eberstadt often recommended this work as the first book that collectors should read about the Southwest" (Graff). From the library of James Strohn Copley, journalist and publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune and the San Diego Evening Tribune. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stadtplan, flankiert von Ansichten, "Plan von Altona".

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. H. Cordis in Altona b. Carl Theodor Schlüter, um 1850, 52 x 44 (H). Mittig der Stadtplan ( 40,5 x 29 cm.), darüber der Titel, darunter eine Panoramaansicht von Altona. Am rechten und linken Rand je 4 Detailansichten. Links: Klopstockstraße, Arbeitshaus, heil. Geist Kirche, Bahnhof. Rechts: Nobistor, Rathaus, Luth. Hauptkirche, Stadttheater. - Dargestellt ist auch der geplante Ausbau der Stadt.

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Collingwood bei Hawkhurst, 18. III. 1850.. 4 S., Gr.-8°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - "John Herschel war der Sohn von Wilhelm Herschel [...] und wandte sich später wie sein Vater der Astronomie zu und übernahm dessen Sternwarte. Seit seinem Studium in Cambridge war Herschel mit Charles Babbage, dem Erfinder des Ur-Computers, befreundet. Mit ihm zusammen gründete er schon während seines Studiums in Cambridge unter der Leitung von Robert Woodhouse die Analytical Society. 1820 gründete er zusammen mit seinem Vater, Babbage und anderen die Astronomical Society, aus der 1831 die Royal Astronomical Society wurde. John Herschel entdeckte, dass die Magellanschen Wolken aus Sternen bestehen, gab verschiedene Sternen-Kataloge heraus und führte das Julianische Datum in die Astronomie ein. Er wurde 1831 geadelt, 1848 Präsident der Royal Astronomical Society und 1850 königlicher Münzmeister der Royal Mint. Am 31. Mai 1842 wurde er als ausländisches Mitglied in den preußischen Orden pour le Merite für Wissenschaft und Künste aufgenommen. Nachdem er den Katalog seines Vaters über den nördlichen Himmel vervollständigt und ergänzt hatte, kam er im Januar 1834, zehn Tage nach Thomas Maclear (1794-1879), in Kapstadt an und erwarb das Gut Feldhausen (einst Veldhuyzen, im heutigen Vorort Wynberg oder Claremont), wo er sein Teleskop errichtete. An dessen Stelle steht heute der Herschel-Obelisk im Hof der Grove Primary School. Seine Vielseitigkeit beweist auch die Anwendung der Lichtempfindlichkeit bestimmter Eisensalze zu damals neuen fotografischen Verfahren. Er verbesserte die Cyanotypie. 1842 entdeckte er den fotografischen Prozess zum Belichten von Papierbildern auf der Basis von kolloidalem Gold, den er Chrysotypie nannte. Elf Kataloge von Doppelsternen, ein Katalog von 5079 Nebeln und Sternhaufen wurde 1864 veröffentlicht. Ein posthumer Katalog von 10.300 Doppel- und Mehrfachsternen erschien 1874. Herschel wurde nach einem Staatsakt in der Westminster Abbey neben dem Grab von Sir Isaac Newton beerdigt" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - Gefaltet. -

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        "Wahre Abbildung des fürchterlichen Brandes am Wohlfahrtsorte Wies bei Purgstall, welcher entstanden Sontag den 22. September 1850 zwischen 3 und 4 Uhr früh [...]".

      Graz, Nowohradsky, (1850).. Orig.-Kupferstich. Blattgröße 29 x 44,5 cm; Darstellung 21,5 x 37,2 cm.. Äußerst seltener Kupferstich mit einer drastischen Darstellung und Schilderung (vier Zeilen) des Brandes. - "Die Wieser Kirche wurde zu einem beliebten Wallfahrtsort, bis zum so genannten Schwarzen Sonntag' vor dem Michaelsfest im September 1850. An diesem Tag fanden 200 Pilger ein Quartier am Dachboden des Bäckermeisters. Er sperrte sie über Nacht ein, damit niemand ohne zu zahlen gehen konnte. Um drei Uhr morgens brach ein Brand aus. Bis Hilfe kam, waren sechs Menschen verbrannt, drei starben noch am nächsten Tag. Viele Verletzte wurden nach Hause gebracht und man sprach von weiteren 30 Toten. Dieses Ereignis wurde in der ganzen Steiermark bekannt. Die Wallfahrten Zum gegeißelten Heiland auf der Wies' wurden weniger und erholten sich nur noch sehr zögerlich" (Wikipedia). - Mittig gefaltet u. mit Knickspuren bzw. Randläsuren. Verso mit altem Tinteneintrag. Feuchtigkeitsfleckig. -

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        With Independence, Missouri, ?flooded with goods,? a local merchant decides to make a thousand mile trek ?for the purpose of taking my stock of goods to the Mormon Settlement at the Salt Lake, the prospects for making money at that place??

      "Autograph Letter Signed ?William Clarke,? 1p, 7.75? x 10?. Independence, May 21, 1850. Integral leaf addressed by Clarke to ?Mess. M.J. Hallowell & Co / Philadelphia / Pa.? Circular green postmark ?Independence Mo. May 23.? Green straight ?PAID X? stamping. Docketed ?1850 / William Clarke / Independence 5 Mo 21 / Stating he had / gone to Mormon / Settlement to sell his Stock.? Fine condition.In full, ?As on my arrival home I found this place flooded with goods and the prospects of business blighted, it became necisary [sic] for me to seek a further market, consequently I have formed a copartnership with Mr. Packard & Brr James for the purpose of taking my stock of goods to the Mormon Settlement at the Salt Lake, the prospects for making money at that place.?The object of this letter is to advise you of my movements & motives. So that you may not suffer and unnecisary [sic] uneasiness as to the debt I owe as I expect to be able to meet my engagements. I saw Mr Hutchemon while here and would have talked to him on the subject but for his leaving sooner than I expected. Hoping the above will be satisfactory I remain your friend...?On July 24, 1847, the first group of Mormons led by Brigham Young had arrived at their new home in the Great Salt Lake Valley. Immediately, the Mormons began establishing the makings of a town and planted crops in preparation for the coming Mormon emigrants."

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        View of the Seraglio Point, Constantinople from the Tower of Galata.

      J. Hogarth London c. 1850 - Lithograph view. Dimensions: 685 by 410mm. (27 by 16 inches).

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      . Lithographie b. Bommer in Überlingen, um 1850, 12,5 x 18. Schefold, Zyklen, S. 813 und Nummer 30834. - Seltenes Blatt.

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        Grosse kolorierte Lithographie von Bichebois und V. Adam nach Chapuy. Alt- Breisach vom Badhause aus gesehen. Vieux Brisach. Vue prise de l Hotel des bains.

      Paris u. a., Lemercier u.a., um 1850.. circa 36 x 48,5 cm. 1 Blatt verso weiss. Schöne grosse Ansicht hier zusätzlich zur Tönung noch sorgfältig koloriert und Eiweiss-gehöht. - In den Rändern gering fleckig, Bild sauber. Leider im Rand unten links ein Riss, der leicht ins Bild reicht - im Preis deutlich berücksichtigt!! Kann durch Passepartout abgedeckt werden, es würde sich aber wohl eine Restaurierung lohnen, da das Blatt ein schönes Kolorit hat und in dieser Grösse sehr selten ist. - In den Rändern gering fleckig, Bild sauber. Leider im Rand unten links ein Riss, der leicht ins Bild reicht - im Preis deutlich berücksichtigt. Kann durch Passepartout abgedekct werden, es wrde sich aber wohl eine Restaurierung lohnen, da das Blatt.

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        [Binding, Fine- Scottish Guild] Beauties of Sir Walter Scott Being a Selection From his Writings and Life

      London: Robert Cadell, 1850. Sixth Edition. 12mo. A Full brown polished calf with black embossed background leaving floral pattterns in squares in positive relief, gilt ruling on covers, spine, dentelles and ends of boards. Engraved title-page and frontispiece. Binding possibly the work of the Scottish Arts & Crafts Guild. Near fine.

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars 1850 - Dickens, Charles. The Personal History of David Copperfield. London: Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars, 1850. First edition, Octavo, pp. xiv, 624; 40 steel plate etchings by H. K. Browne, the edges darkened, not affecting the illustrations. Good. Bound by Sotheran in straight grain morocco, their ticket on the verso of the front free endpaper, rebacked in calf with much of the original spine laid overtop. Double gilt fillet border on both boards with tooled turn ins and marbled endpapers and text block edges. Rubbing and wear to the boards, notably to the edges and corners which are showing. A small section of the bottom corner of the front free endpaper missing with a crease to the endpaper. Adhesive residue in the gutter of the front endpapers and between the front free endpaper and bound in wrap. Originally published in serial, issue ten's front wrap bound in. Bound without the half-title or the publisher's advertisements. Meets all points save "screamed" corrected to "screwed" on page 132. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Sacramento Valley from the American River to Butte Creek, Surveyed & Drawn by Order of Gen.l Riley, command.g 10th Military Dep.t by Lieut. Derby, Top. September & October 1849

      Washington DC:. 1850.. California gold rush map from Philip Tyson's geological survey and early scientific work on the California gold region, titled 'Report of the Secretary of War, Communicating Information in Relation to the Geology and Topography of California', from Senate Doc. 47, 31st Congress, 1st Session. Very detailed map extending from south of Sacramento City to Dry Creek in the north, and showing local roads and their condition, available water, farms, wild life (cattle and horses) and diggings (Karnakas Diggings and Dry Diggings are shown along the American River). Very good. Image size: 17 1/2 x 21". Paper size: 18 3/4 x 24 1/4".

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        Memoires d outre - tombe.

      Eugene & Victor Penaud freres vers 1850 8 vol. Francois - Rene, vicomte de Chateaubriand, ne a Saint - Malo, le 4 septembre 1768 et mort a Paris, le 4 juillet 1848, est un ecrivain romantique et homme politique francais. Il est considere comme l un des precurseurs du romantisme francais et l un des grands noms de la litterature francaise. Les deux premiers volumes sont au format in - 8 alors que les 6 derniers sont au format in - 4. Tous les volumes sont signes par l editeur. Cette edition est parut grace a une souscription nationale. Les Memoires d outre - tombe sont suivies par du Congres de Verone et par la Vie de Rance . Le dernier volume est une biographie de Chateaubriand par M. Ancelot, de l Academie francaise. Un des grands livres de la litterature francaise. Les deux premiers volumes sont de l edition originale, les 6 autres du meme editeur, mais de l edition de 1856. Illustre de gravures de Staal, Gagniet, de Moraine et Delannoy.

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      Imp. de D. Anselmo Sta Coloma y Compañia Madrid. 27X18. 380Pág+4h. 1850. Pasta española. Profusamente ilustrada de grabados y litografias (1 facsimilada). Suntuosa edición de la historia del toreo y sus ganaderias, muy apreciada. Ref 3.4 Biblioteca A.. 1ª Edición. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Muy bien.

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        Heidelberger Schloß mit dem achteckigen Turm und Terrasse; links der Neckar ('Achteckiger Thurm im Heidelberger Schloss').

      . getönte Lithographie v. Deroy n. Bachelier, um 1850, 39 x 28,5. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Oeuvres completes, avec la nomenclature lineenne et la classification de Cuvier, revues sur l edition in-4¡ de l Imprimerie Royale et annotees par M. Flourens.

      Garnier Freres, Libraires, vers 1850, Paris, - Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon (1707-1788) commenca sa carriere en traduisant Newton. En 1738, lors d une seance a l Academie, il se fit un ennemi en la personne d Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau. Le roi le nomma intendant au Jardin du Roi (Jardin des Plantes) en 1739. Enfin etabli, il se consacra a l Histoire naturelle en s entourant des meilleurs scientifiques de son temps. Tome I : Theorie de la Terre, Histoire generale des animaux. Tome II : L homme, Les animaux domestiques. Tome III : Quadrupedes. Tome IV : les Singes, Additions aux quadrupedes. Tome V : Les oiseaux. Tome VI : Les oiseaux. Tome VII : Les oiseaux. Tome VIII : Les oiseaux. Tome IX : Introduction aux mineraux, Epoques de la nature. Tome X : Les mineraux. Tome XI : Les mineraux. Tome XII : Experiences sur les vegetaux, Arithmetique morale et Table analytique et raisonnees des matieres contenues dans l ouvrage entier. 12 vol., environ 8400 pp. in-4, Reliure demi chagrin rouge, dos a cinq nerfs (dos frotte & epidermures a quelques endroits), couverture conservee (rousseurs eparses, et traces de mouillure surtout a la table du 12e volume).

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        Map of the Great Salt Lake and adjacent country in the territory of Utah.

      New York 1850 - Size : 770x1090 (mm), 30.25x42.875 (Inches), Hand Colored Very good, mounted on acid free canvas for long term perservation.

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        Stirpes Surinamenses selectae.

      Lugduni Batavorum, Arnz & Soc, 1850. 4to (280 x 225mm). pp. vii, (1), 234, with 65 (many folding) lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spine. F.A. Miquel was a Dutch botanist and director of the Leiden Rijksherbarium. Some foxing to plates.//Stafleu & Cowan 6106.

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        Original composition book: Froebel's Gifts

      (Germantown, PA. no date). Original composition book containing five handwritten essays (26 pages) on Froebel's Gifts. Square octavo. Quarter morocco and marbled boards. Some wear to edges of the boards, but still a very good copy. Owner's signature of Phebe Emlen Howell of Germantown, Philadelphia, on the front free endpaper. Undated but circa 1850. Miss Howell's attempts to understand Froebel's Gifts, probably as a class assignment, there are notations at the end of each essay in another hand, grading Howell's efforts.Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852) was a German mathmatician who is credited with laying the foundation for modern education by creating the concept of Kindergarten (German for "garden of children") and espousing the theory that children learned through play. Froebels' Gifts is a system of teaching young children through play by introducing them to a series of objects (a ball on a string, etc.) and activities. Howell's essays are titled: "Froebel's First Gift", "Froebel's Second Gift", "Froebel's Fourth Gift", "Froebel's Fifth Gift", and "Weaving". .

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        Great Lakes Schooner "Industry" 1848-1874 Twelve (12) related manuscript documents

      1850. No binding. Very Good. A rare and superb collection of 12 separate original source documents dating from 1850 to 1859 for the Great Lakes scow schooner called "Industry" (Bay Coal Schooner). She measured 71'6" x 17'6" x 5'6", 70 ton. Barnabus Perry built it in 1849 at Port Rowan and sold a number of times including at Port Dover.Believed sunk in 1874 four miles off Bay Village, OhioHistory (from University of Michigan online database) 1854 Ran Port Rowan, ONT to Buffalo, NY. 1860 Owned S.R. Clear, Pt. Dover, ONT. 1862 Enrolled Detroit. 1862-68 Nine enrollments Cleveland, OH. 1866 Owned Ashtabula, OH. 1868 US12088 and US44144; 59.28 gross tons. 1871 Owned Thomas and Gould, Ashtabula, OH. 1874, Aug 23 Foundered Lake Erie.Condition varies however, generally very good or better. The following 12 documents are included in this collection:4339a No.1 Builder's Certificate 1856 (16 1/4" x 10 3/8") 4339b No.2 Builder's Certificate 1856 (16" x 10 1/2")4339c No.4 Certificate of Ownership 1850 (16 3/8" x 10 1/4")4339d No.5 Registry Declaration 1857 (16 3/8" x 10 1/8")4339e Bill of Sale 1858 (13 1/4" x 8 1/4")4339f Certificate confirmation 1856 (9 1/4" x 8")4339g Bill of Sale 1857 (10" x 8" - 4 pp two blank)4339h Bill of Sale 1858 (10" x 8" - 4 pp one blank)4339i Bill of Sale 1856/57 (9 1/2" x 7" - 4 pp one blank)4339j Bill of Sale 1855 (13" x 8")4339k Bill of Sale covering letter 1859 (8" x 10 1/2")4339l Bill of Sale 1856 (13 1/4" x 8 1/4").

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        Algues C?tes de Bretagne

      Bretagne, [1850]. Contemporary pebbled green morocco. Very Good. Collection of 119 expertly pressed, mounted and labeled marine algae from Bretagne coast (circa. Mid 1800’s). Small 4to(24.5 x 17.2 cm). Contemporayry green morocco binding. Collation: 119 lv, each leaf mounted on stub with single labeled specimen. Each specimen is identified with earlier Latin name in black ink and later additions in red ink. All specimens are well preserved and beautifully displayed on the page. Binding has raised bands; title in gilt in upper panel. There is sunning on the spine and along the hinges and edges of boards, less so for the later. Minor wear to ends of spine. Monogram “SB” in calligraphic style in gilt in each corner of boards. The inner covers are elaborately detailed in gilt dentils and additional inner borders. Pastedowns and free end papers in fine marble paper. This private collection is the most elaborate that we have had and represents a personal collection of “SB” who has made the presentation of the algae growing along the coast of Britany most appealing and scientifically important.

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        HAMELN: Gesamtansicht - um 1850, Stahlstich, dekorativ koloriert, 31x44 cm

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        The British Colonies, Vol I & II (Tallis Maps)

      London: R.M. Martin (ca. 1850), 1850. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Embossed Red cloth with recent leather spines (remnants of original spines mounted and laid in) Maps are about fine, about 9-1/2x12-1/2". original outline color; 360pgs. A couple pages roughly opened with marginal loss at top edge, several marginal repairs (archival tape) ; an very good set. The British Dominions in North America; or a Topographical and Statistical Description of the Provinces of Lower and Upper Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the Islands of Newfoundland, Prince Edward, and Cape Breton, Including Considerations on Land-Granting and Emigration.(TALLIS MAPS) THE BRITISH COLONIES, Vol I & II 8" x 11.3" 7 portraits.Vol. 1: Queen Anne, Prince Rupert, William Pitt, Sir Francis Drake (1/4" rounded top right corner)Vol. 2: Vignette title page, Sir Walter Raleigh, Francis Bacon, Queen Elizabeth6 Tallis maps (double page). The World (on Mercator's Projection), British America, East Canada and New Brunswick, West Canada, North America, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. First published in 1834 and extensively revised and extended over the next twenty years, Martin's comprehensive account of the British Colonies encapsulates the remarkable growth of the British Empire under Queen Victoria, although it is perhaps now most notable for the fine series of highly decorative handcoloured Tallis maps that illustrate it. It has proved a work "puzzling" (Hocken) or "difficult" (Ferguson) to collate and the numerous editions are difficult to identify.This set is not complete but it does contain 7 very nice English Royalty portraits and 5 Tallis Maps on British American with two volumes of support pages of information on Canada.

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        Notes and Queries

      William John Thoms, 1850 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An extensive set of early issues of the long runningliterary periodical Notes and Queries. Eleven volumes bound in half leather. Encompassing issues No. 1 November 3rd 1849 to Dec 29th 1855, missing July 1853 to Dec 1854 (volume viii). Notes and Queries is a long-running quarterly scholarly journal that publishes short articles related to English language and literature, lexicography, history, and scholarly antiquarianism. The journal has a long history, having been established in 1849 in London; it is now published by Oxford University Press. Notes and Queries was first published in 1849 as a weekly periodical edited by W. J. Thoms. It was founded as an academic correspondence magazine, in which scholars and interested amateurs could exchange knowledge on literature and history. The format consisted of Notes (miscellaneous findings of correspondents that they and the editors considered of interest to the readership), and Queries (and responses to queries), which formed the bulk of the publication. The magazine has been likened to a nineteenth century version of a moderated Internet newsgroup. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. However, the back inner hinge of vol vis taped and the front board of vol vi is detached. Some of the title labels are missing. There is some wear to the extremities, including some fading and rubbing with loss to the leather. The pages are generally clean and bright with mild spotting to the first and last few pages of some of the volumes. Overall the condition is good..

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        The Ojibway Conquest, A Tale of the Northwest

      New York: Published for the Author by George P. Putnam, 155 Broadway. 1850. First. First edition. Small octavo. 91pp. Frontispiece engraving of the author. Publisher's original green cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Library of Congress deposit copy with their contemporary bookplate on the front pastedown, and later duplicate stamp on the front fly, very slight loss at the crown, else a particularly handsome, near fine copy. Early poetry by a Native-American author, later published in 1898 as 'Ojibue conquest' under the name of Julius Taylor Clark, who had given his manuscript to Copway with permission to print in his own name. See Preface to 1898 edition. Sabin 16718. .

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