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      DE PERRODIL V. / PARENT-DESBARRES 1850 - R320067004: HISTOIRE DE FRANCE : 480 + (512 pages + 1 carte depliante en couleur) + 380 + 480 + 556 + 377 + 503 (épidermure sur le cuir au dos) + 470 + 523 + 543 + 430 + 523 + 519 + 528 + 528 + 700 + LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE : (X + 516) + (LVIII + 447 +480 + ( XXXIV +603) + ( XXXIII + 475 ) + ( LVIII 6+ 479) + ( XXVIII + 654 ) + RESTAURATION : ( VII + 499 ) + ( VIII + 531 ) + ( III + 492 ) + 472 + 474 + 562 pages - 1 etiquette de la bibliotheque de l'Institut catholique de Toulouse collée en 1er contre-plat de chacun des volumes -Auteur, titre, tomaison, filets et ornements dorés aux dos - 1 etiquette collée en coiffe en pied pour chaque tome - Dos en cuir vert sapin - Plats jaspés. 8 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 944-Histoire de France varia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grammatica Linguae Thai.

      Bangkok, Ex typographia collegii Assumptionis, 1850.. 241 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Halblederband der Zeit, 27 x 21 cm,. Einband leicht berieben, innen etwas gebräunt, Titel unten mit kleinen reparierten Randeinrissen, das letzte Blatt mit Abklatsch einer alten Handschrift, gutes Exempar. Erste Ausgabe der ersten in Thailand gedruckten Grammatik der thailändischen Sprache. Jean Baptiste Pallegoix (1805 bis 1862 (Bangkok)) war von 1841 als Apostolischer Vikar in Ost-Thailand tätig. Neben seinen administrativen Aufgaben widmete er sich intensiv der thailändischen Kultur und Sprache. Neben der vorliegenden Grammatik gab er ein umfangreiches "Dictionarium Linguae Thai" (Paris 1854) heraus. Sehr früher Druck aus Thailand, die erste Druckpresse wurde 1837 von Dan Beach Bradley in Betrieb genommen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        The House Decorator and Painter's Guide; Containing a Series of Designs for Decorating Apartments, Suited to the Various Styles of Architecture.

      Thomas Kelly, London 1850 - Complete with 120 pages and 61 plates of which 25 (including the frontispiece) are hand-colored. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages. Quarter-leather with original marbled boards; spine label replaced. Minor wear to cover. Discussed in J.R. Abbey's Life in England (page 3). Noted in pencil inside the front cover: "This compendium of tasteful adaptations from Greek, Roman, Arabesque, Pompeian, Gothic, Cinque Cento, Francois Premier, and Elizabethan styles was published to counter the misuse of them which was being made at that time." The Arrowsmiths were decorators to Queen Victoria. Very highly sought title amongst collectors and designers. A very attractive classic design reference. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the Rise and Progress of the Bengal Army. Volume I only

      Calcutta W. Thacker & Co 1850. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and lightly marked. Rebacked using original backstrip. Some scattered foxing to 5 plans + 1 map. Contents tight and overall G+ First Edition Red hardback cloth cover with gilt motif 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 629pp;lxxxvi + 5 plans + 1 map. 6 fold out maps.

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        Report of the Debates in the Convention of California, on the Formation of the State Constitution, in September and October, 1849 (SIGNED)

      Washington: John T. Towers, 1850. 1st. Hardcover. Presentation copy, on the front endpaper: "Hon. S. Cameron, with compliments of J. Ross Browne" in neat ink. 8vo. 479, [1], xlvi, [2] pp. Appendix (xlvi). Original brown blindstamped cloth; gilt lettering to spine. A very good copy (wear to extremities with corners starting & small loss to spine ends; cloth along rear joint split but joint is strong; cloth along front joint partially split). "This work preserves in detail the workings of California's 1849 constitutional convention in Monterey and consequently may be regarded as the most important printed document pertaining to government in the Golden State." - Gary Kurutz, Sloan Z80:11. Covers debates and decisions over such key questions as the property rights of women, slavery, suffrage, elected judiciary, inclusion of Mexican laws, and the eastern boundary. Also includes a list of delegates, a digest of Spanish laws, and the state constitution. (Cowan II pg. 79; Howell 50, California 26; Rocq 5633; Sabin 8661; Zamorano Eighty #11).

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        Proof engravings to Oeuvres de Béranger, Ma Biographie

      [Paris: Perrotin, 1850. 77 steel-engraved proofs before letters on INDIA PAPER, mounted to thick paper, after Charlet, De Lemud, Johannot, Daubigny, Pauquet, Jacques, Lange, Pinguilly, De Rudder and Raffet. Folio. Slightly later half red morocco and marbled boards, by V[ictor] Champs, t.e.g. Foxing to mounts throughout, rarely affecting the images.

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        Autograph letter signed ("PBonnard").

      N. p. o. d. - 8vo. 1 p. To Paul Gallimard (1850-1929) asking to loan him "deux Lautrec à droite et à gauche de la fenetre de votre cabinet de travail". He notes that one has broken glass, and that he will have his own framer replace it. Bonnard thanks Gallimard on behalf of himself and "Les Independants". - Center fold, perforations torn somewhat hastily when the note was opened, with two short tears on the left edge, the right edge torn with loss of one or two letters, and perhaps a short word, slight toning at head, with holograph address on verso.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        "Ansicht von Kiel". Blick aus einem Waldstück über die Förde auf die Stadt, im Mittelgrund Eisenbahn. Gesamtansicht.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte bei A. Felgner, Berlin, um 1850, 25,5 x 37,5 cm.. Vgl. Klose-Martius 197. - Schöne, breitrandige Ansicht.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Das Grossherzogthum Baden in malerischen Original-Ansichten in Stahl gestochen von Joh. Poppel und andern. Begleitet von einem historisch topographischen Text.,

      Darmstadt, Lange, 1850 - 24 x 16 cm. LXXVI, 456 Seiten mit 153 (statt 154) Stahlstichtafeln (eine Tafel mit Einriß). *Das umfangreichste Ansichtenwerk von Baden. - Text und Tafeln recht sauber, Tafelrückseiten gelegentlich leicht gebräunt. Insgesamt gut erhalten in zeitgenössischem Einband. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenschild (Frontgelenk am Rücken sauber geklebt, Rücken etwas berieben).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Six Months in the Gold Mines: From a Journal of Three Years' Residence in Upper and Lower California in 1847-8-9

      Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, 1850. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. Small 8vo. x-xxiv, 3-172 pp + 38 pp advertisements. Original brown blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Light wear to extremities with small loss of cloth to spine ends; light spotting to front board else a near fine copy. Buffum (1820-1867) went to California in 1846 as a soldier in a New York regiment during the Mexican War. There, Buffum and his regiment helped wrest California from Mexico. "His book is one of the earliest authentic personal accounts of the California diggings."- Wheat 28. Bancroft calls this book "one of the most important contributions to the history of California." (Cowan pg. 83; Howes B936; Kurutz 97a; Sabin 9067).

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        Les Galeries de Munich, collection de gravures sur acier représentant les plus belles toiles de cette galerie, avec un texte explicatif.

      Institut des Beaux-Arts de A.H. Payne, Leipsic et Dresde - in-4°, 336 pages, nombreuses gravures sur acier, apparemment bien complet, quelques rousseurs éparses, reliure demi-chagrin noir, dos richement orné, titre doré, bel exemplaire très bien relié, vers 1850 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Philippe Moraux]
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        "Friedrichshafen". Blick von einer Anhöhe auf die Stadt, dahinter der Bodensee, im Vordergrund Bauern bei der Kartoffelernte.

      . Altkolorierte Lithographie auf China von Eberhard Emminger, um 1850, 39 x 59,5 cm.. Schefold 1949; Henning/Maier S. 147, Abb. Nr. 26. - Sehr hübsch staffagierte, seltene Ansicht. - Mit schmalem Rand um die äußere Einfassungslinie. In sehr feinem Altkolorit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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      . Stahlstich b. Carl Adler in Hamburg, um 1850, 25,5 cm (Durchmesser). Stula S. 143. - Souvenirvedute in Rosenform mit 19 Ansichten. - Der original Umschlag mit lithographierter Gesamtansicht von Montevideo. - Das Deckblatt als Blumenbukett. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Anleitung zum Militär-Schnellbrückenbau und zu anwendbaren Turn-Uebungen im Kriege.

      München, Wolf, 1850.. (57 x 37 cm). 12 S. Mit 7 doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln von C. F. Gruber, davon 4 beikoloriert. Halblederband der Zeit.. Sehr seltenes und ungewöhnliches Werk in einem Exemplar aus der Bibliothek des Herzogs von Bayern. - Der Verfasser (1803-1875), Turnlehrer des Kadettenkorps, Fechtmeister und Erfinder in München, beschreibt hier einen Brücken-Schnellbau in Verbindung mit militärisch anwendbaren turnerischen Übungen. Er will damit Turnübungen nicht für Schauzwecke lehren, sondern für die Anwendung im Krieg. - Die Tafeln zeigen Auf- und Grundrisse von Brücken sowie deren Details und die Soldaten bei deren Bau. - Vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig. Vorsätze leicht angestaubt. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. - Beigebunden: ein kleines Blatt: "Bemerkungen zur Beilage der Brücke Nr. 6" mit beikolorierten Abbildungen

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("H. Clay"), to Mr. and Mrs. [Richard] Bayard on the death of their son Charles

      Washington, D.C., 1850. 2 pp. pen and ink on one sheet. 1 vols. 4to. Light creases from prior folds, near fine. In double-sided frame. Kentucky Senator Henry Clay (1777-1852) writes to former Delaware Senator and state Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard H. Bayard (1796-1868) and his wife Mary on the tragic death of their son Charles in the Bay of Naples. Charles, only 21 years old at his death, was struck and killed by debris from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on February 9, 1850, while serving as a Midshipman in the US Navy. He was buried in the English Cemetary at Naples. Clay writes from a position of weary acquaintance of the tragedy of losing a child, having outlived seven of his eleven children. The letter reads, in part: "I received today a letter from Mr. Bayard and one also from Mrs. Jackson communicating the melancholy event which has happened in Naples ? I can fully appreciate your feelings and your distress, alas!".

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("P.T. Barnum"), to "Messrs Beach Brothers"

      American Museum, New York, 1850. 1 p. pen and ink. 1 vols. 8vo. Creased from prior folding. Introducing Osbert Loomis and His Moving Panorama of Cuba Reading in part: "Permit me to introduce the bearer Mr. O.B. Loomis an American-Habanese who is about producing a most interesting panorama of all Cuba - including Canderas at the hour of Genl Lopez landing &c &c ?"Osbert Burr Loomis (b. 1813), born in Connecticut, resided in Cuba from 1843 to 1846 sketching the scenes that would comprise his Moving Panorama of Cuba. The panorama was some fifty thousand feet of canvas depicting Cuban towns and scenery and historical events. Loomis exhibited the panorama in New York City, New Orleans and the American West= (cf. Palmquist, Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Continental Divide, p. 405).General Narciso Lopez, a Venezuealan, landed in Cardenas in 1850 on a filbustering adventure and held the town for only a few hours.

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        Bodenseelandschaft von Rohrschach aus gesehen.

      . Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, rechts unten undeutlich bezeichnet und datiert "bei Dorf ... von Rohrschach aus 1850". 15,3:20,3 cm. Etwas fleckig. Aus einem Skizzenbuch.. Julius Steinkopf erhielt seine erste Ausbildung bei seinem Vater Gottlob Friedrich Steinkopf (1778-1860). Von Ende 1841 bis Juni 1844 hielt er sich in Rom auf. Später war er Zeichenlehrer in Calw. In Stuttgarter Privatbesitz befinden sich Gouachen mit Ansichten von Esslingen und Bad Boll (1834/1835). Die Graphische Sammlung in Stuttgart besitzt Skizzenbücher des Künstlers von 1842, 1843 und 1844 mit Landschaften aus dem Bergland um Olevano, von Orvieto und Assisi sowie Skizzenbuchblätter aus Mittelitalien und Süditalien (vgl. Best. Katalog: Die Zeichnungen und Aquarelle des 19. Jahrhunderts in der Graphischen Sammlung der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart 1976, Inv. GVL 34, 372 und 373).

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        President Fillmore's copy of former Whig Congressman Joseph R. Ingersoll's eulogy on President Zachary Taylor

      Pamphlet "Eulogy on Gen. Zachary Taylor, late President of the United States. Delivered October 2, 1850, by the Hon. Joseph R. Ingersoll," 57 pages, 6" x 9.5". Philadelphia: Crissy & Markley, Printers, 1850. Brown paper wrappers. Inscribed on the first blank flyleaf "To / His Exy / Millard Fillmore / President of the / United States, / from / His obt. Sert. / Chas. A. Poulson / Phila. / Jany 6th 1851." Philadelphia antiquarian Charles A. Poulson (1789-1866) was the son of Zachariah Poulson, Jr., publisher of "Poulson's Daily Advertiser." Joseph R. Ingersoll was a Whig Congressman from Pennsylvania who served in the House of Representatives from 1835-1837 (as a Jacksonian) and from 1841-1849. He declined renomination in 1848. Appointed Minister to Great Britain by President Fillmore, he served from August 21, 1852, to August 23, 1853. Bound in 6" x 9" green boards in the early 20th century, the half-inch portion sticking out at top has browned on front and back covers. Internally, the book is in fine condition.

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        Poesiealbum vor 1850. [Stammbuch der Schwestern Elise Kapferer, geb. 1812 - 1827 und Berta Bapferer, geb. 1816 - 1897. Töchter des Josef Beendikt Kapferer, Großherzoglich Badischer Hofgerichtsrat, Dr. kur. und der Frau erster Ehe, Sabine Meyer, gestorben 1818. Mit ca. 32 geschriebenen, tlw. gemalten, tlw. lithographierten Blättern, ca. 33 Leerblättern und einem Kalender von 1867].

      [Freiburg - Donaueschingen u.a., -, um 1850.]. Lose Blattsammlung in mit Samtbezogener Papierkassette der Zeit in einer Orig.-Mappe.. [ca. 9.5 x 17 cm]. - Ein Blatt mit hds. Zuordnung, leichte Gbrsp.

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        A List of Printed Service Books, according to the ancient uses of the Anglican Church

      London: Joseph Masters, 1850. PRINTED ON VELLUM, apparently the only copy thus. 16 leaves. 4to (21.7 x 13.4 cm). Contemporary gilt-panelled vellum binding. Beautiful copy, with blind stamp of previous owner A.J.V. Radford, and bookseller's tickets of Herbert Reichner, Lathrop C. Harper Inc, and H.P. Kraus. Printed on Vellum Following the manuscript tradition, liturgical printing in both the Catholic and Anglican churches frequently employed vellum as well as paper. D.B. Updike writes that economic considerations were also a factor: "As early printed books were nothing more than a mechanical imitation of manuscripts ... even in printed missals vellum was often used for the canon of the Mass, since the pages devoted to this were subject to wear by constant handling" (D.B. Updike, "Some Notes on Liturgical Printing," The Dolphin, no. 2 (1935), pp. 208-16). That being the case, it isn't surprising that this rare bibliography should have a vellum issue; yet no other vellum copy has been recorded.

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        Les Cimetieres de Paris

      1850. QUAGLIA, [Fernando]. Les Cimetières de Paris. Recueil des plus Remarquables Monuments Funèbres avec leurs Inscriptions. Plus de Dux Cents Monuments Gravés par Collette. [4] pp. Illustrated with 24 double-spread lithographic plates designed by Quaglia and cut on the stones by Collette. Folio, 390 x 290 mm, bound in French nineteenth-century brown cloth spine with red morocco spine label, over brown marbled paper. Paris: Librairie d"Architecture de A. Levy, [ca.1850]. |~||~||~||~| A rare pictorial survey of the remarkable tombs, sepulchres and funeral monuments to be found in the cemeteries of Paris. The lithographs contain up to ten monuments per plate; they were selected not only for the ornament and architectural design features of the monument, but also for the renown of the deceased and/or the distinctive (at times humorous) quality of the epitaph. Fernando Quaglia (1780-1823), an Italian painter of portraits, graphic artist, and sculptor of funeral monuments, was active in the first years of the nineteenth century, connected mainly with the court of the Empress Josephine. His other publication was entitled: Le père Lachaise ou Recueil de dessins des principaux monuments de ce cimetière, Paris 1854. Some occasional spotting throughout. OCLC records only 4 copies in America.

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        Eldorado, or, Adventures in the Path of Empire: Comprising a Voyage to California, Via Panama; Life in San Francisco and Monterey; Pictures of the Gold Region; And Experiances of Mexican Travel.

      Henry G. Bohn, London - 1850, later Printing. () Very good. (2),360 pp. Octavo. Two volumes bound as one with separate title page at page 188. Original orange decorated cloth boards. Original endpapers with printed advertising. With no plates as issued. A clean attractive copy. The second British edition, issued the same year as the first, but reset on a smaller format and without the plates. The present copy is in the original boards as one volume which perhaps was a remainder issue of some sort. Scarce especially in this condiiton. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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        Bound album of 34 drawings (20 by Corbould, 14 by Unwins)

      England, 1850. Pen and ink, watercolor, and wash drawings mounted; one signed by Corbould, 3 signed by Unwins. Double-matted and handsomely bound on hinges in full brown morocco. A few drawings show minor foxing, but overall beautifully preserved. Pen and ink, watercolor, and wash drawings mounted; one signed by Corbould, 3 signed by Unwins. The English illustrator HENRY CORBOULD (1787-1844), studied at the Royal Academy (with among others, Fuseli) and he quickly developed a taste for neo-classical historical painting. He soon concentrated "his efforts ? on perfecting a delicate, rather feminine, neo-classical style which suited the purposes of refined Regency book illustration. During the remainder of his career he was 'extensively employed by publishers to make drawings for engravings, and the number of his designs, which adorn many books amount to several hundreds' (J. Britton, The autobiography of ?, 2.172). This is also reflected in those works he continued to send to the Royal Academy exhibition, which were predominantly compositions of a sentimental and literary genre, commissioned to illustrate the novels of Walter Scott or the poetry of Byron and Crabbe. As was the case with J. F. Dove's edition of Fanny Burney's Cecilia, or, Memoirs of an Heiress (1825), many of Corbould's illustrations were turned into steel-engravings by his cousin Charles Heath; in other instances they were reproduced in fashionable media such as lithography and stipple engraving ?" (ODNB).The 20 small Corbould drawings in this album (one of which is signed), are typical of his book work: his portrait of William Shenstone, possibly for Samuel Johnson's LIVES OF THE POETS; the design for the engraved title-page of "THE GRACES, OR LITERARY SOUVENIR ?London | Printed for Hurst and Robinson, 1824"; an illustration for Hugh Kelly's, MEMOIRS OF A MAGDALEN ("Sir Robt Harold coldly endeavouring to console Miss Mildmay | Vol. 1, p. 48"); and numerous illustrations for various adventures and romances, as yet to be identified.Corbould's contemporary, THOMAS UWINS (1782-1857), also was able to enter the Royal Academy Schools, where he exhibited miniature portraits, and contributed illustrations to Rudolf Ackermann's Westminster Abbey (1812), Oxford University (1814), Cambridge University (1815), and Public Schools (1816). Eventually, Uwins evolved to larger forms and while living for several years in Rome, Venice, and Naples, began to paint in larger forms in oil. His illustration work includes Shakespeare, Virgil, Horace, King Arthur and the Round Table, Robinson Crusoe, etc. The 14 exquisite drawings displayed here amply display his skill and mastery of the small, watercolor illustration.

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        "Berneck. Molken-Kurort im Fichtelgebirge". Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe mit Blick auf Burgruine und Kirche.

      . Farblithographie von Heinrich Stelzner bei C. Giessel, Bayreuth, um 1850, 17,5 x 25 cm (sehr breitrandig)..

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Sammelblatt, 2 Gesamtansichten und 9 Teilansichten auf einem Blatt.

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. X. Sandmann b. Rauh in Wien, um 1850, 34 x 46. Mittig Gesamtansicht von Franzensbad, darunter Gesamtansicht von Eger. Die anderen Ansichten zeigen: Waldsassen, 2 weitere Ansichten von Eger ( die Kirche und das alte Schloß ) sowie 6 Ansichten von Franzensbad ( Kirche, Salzquelle, Kaiserstraße, Neue Kolonnade, Franzensbrunn, Luisenbrunn ).

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        The Scarlet Letter.

      - Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. 8vo, iv, 322 pp. lacking publisherÕs ads. Full scarlet morocco gilt by Popelin, lightly rubbed at joints, closed tear in margin of pp.255/6. A very good copy of an American classic in an attractive binding. First edition of Hawthorne's first novel, his first publication for Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, and generally recognized as Hawthorne's masterpiece. The Scarlet Letter probed the nature of sin, guilt, repentance, and salvation in a story of love and hypocrisy in Puritan America. BAL 7600. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Algues Côtes 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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        Wah-to-Yah and the Taos Trail; or Prairie and Scalp Dances, with a Look at Los Rancheros from Muleback and the Rocky Mountain Campfire

      Cincinnati, OH: H. W. Derby and Co. , 1850. First Edition, First Printing 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Seventeen year-old Lewis Garrard joined up with a caravan traveling the Spanish Trail and spent ten months out west, where he was witness to Cheyenne culture and goings-on at Bent's Fort and Taos, including an execution of prisoners from the Mexican-American War. Upon his return, he put his observations into publishable form at the behest of his brothers. This association copy is inscribed on the first free endpaper: "To Kenner Garrard, from his brother the author." Typo on page 269 where it is mistyped as 26. Some foxing to text, especially on first and last few pages. Edges of black cloth boards are rubbed, corners are bumped and starting to fray. Interior otherwise free of markings, binding intact. Howes G-70.

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        Personal Adventures in Upper and Lower California, in 1848-9, with the Author's Experience at the Mines

      London: William Shoberl, 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Two volumes, 8vo, pp. 4 (ads), [iii], iv-vii, [viii], 347; [ii], 413, with twenty-three plates from drawings by the author. A handsome set in three-quarter leather and marbled boards, with red and black spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, extensive gilt decoration on the spines. Rubbing to the joints and lower corners, very occasional minor foxing, small bookplate (Anne Ford) on a front blank of Volume II. Near fine. "Ryan, an Englishman with a taste for adventure, enlisted in 1847 in Stevenson's First Regiment of Californian Volunteers [and] reached Monterey in February 1848. When the regiment was disbanded in August 1848, he went to the Stanislaus River for an unsuccessful try at mining, returning to Monterey in the winter of 1849. He gives a gossipy but quite readable account of his travels and life in California, much of it being trivial but all adding up to a picture of the time" (Streeter 2646). Kurutz (548) says the plates in this work "furnish the reader with some of the best contemporary views of mining, cities, pueblos, and daily life in California." Sabin 74532; Graff 3626; Howes R-558; Cowan p 547, noting "his descriptions are among the best of his time.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Hal, 8. VII. 1850. - 2¾ SS. 4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Permettez moi, mon illustre maître, de vous adresser deux de mes amis et compatriotes. Monsieur Guffens et Swerts, artistes peintre, qui malgré leur jeune âge jouissent de déjà d'un belle réputations. Ces messieurs vont faire un voyage artistique en Italie et désirent, en passant Berlin, présenter leurs hommages au grand artiste, qui toute l'Europe admire [ ]". - Der Belgier Servais, der "Paganini des Violoncellos", galt als der namhafteste Cellist seiner Zeit. Während seiner zahlreichen Tourneen mit über 10.000 Konzerten in ganz Europa standen regelmäßig seine eigenen Kompositionen auf dem Programm. Seine Reisen führten ihn unter anderem nach Russland, wo er von einer Prinzessin Jussopow ein Stradivarius-Cello zum Geschenk erhielt. Godefried Guffens (1823-1901) bildete sich in Gemeinschaft mit Jan Swerts (1820-79) auf der Akademie zu Antwerpen unter Nicaise de Keyser, ging dann mit Jan Swerts nach Italien.

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        Eigenh. Mitteilung mit U.

      O. O., 7. VIII. 1850 (Datierung von fremder Hand). - ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Leopold I., der auf vorliegendem Blatt eine Madame Nothomb seiner Aufmerksamkeit versichert, war von 1831 bis 1865 der erste König der Belgier. Seit 1832 mit Prinzessin Marie Louise von Orléans (1812-1850), einer Tochter von König Ludwig Philipp von Frankreich verheiratet, wurde Leopold Vater von vier (zwei uneheliche miteingerechnet sechs) Kindern, darunter Marie Charlotte von Belgien (1840-1927), die spätere Gattin Kaiser Maximilians von Mexiko. Er veranlaßte u. a. den Bau der ersten Eisenbahnlinie auf dem europäischen Kontinent (zwischen Brüssel und Mechelen), die am 5. Mai 1835 eröffnet wurde. MEGA III/2, 81, 451; III/3, 413; III/4, 224;

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        Berner-Oberland. - Vorort Bern. (Unspunnen) Szene eines Älplerfestes mit Schwinger (Interlaken), der Jungfrau im Hintergrund und Scharen von Zuschauern; umgeben von Ansichten sowie Trachten- und Wappendarstellungen. Altkol. Lithographie von L. v. Hohbach aus 'Malerische Länderschau'.

      Kempten, Tob. Dannheimer, o. J., um 1850,. 32 x 37,5 cm. Dekoratives Blatt in leuchtendem Altkolorit: nicht nur die Ansicht in der Bildmitte ist koloriert, sondern auch die Wappenschilder und die vier Trachtenpaare in den Ecken. 1 Blatt / 1 feuille.. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Dresden, 16. VI. 1850.. 1¾ SS. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). 4to.. An den Miniaturmaler August Grahl (1791-1868): "Gleichzeitig mit Ihrem freundschaftlichen Briefe empfing ich gestern noch einen anderen von der Haude und Spenerschen Buchhandlung, der auch noch von der Schlesingerschen Buch und Musikhandlung unterzeichnet war. Sie schreiben mir das aehnliche was Ihre Güte mir bereits mitgetheilt. Ich nehme keinen Anstand weiter, gegen ein baares Drittheil meiner Forderung an die Luderitzsche Kunsthandlung, Herrn Mattsche eine Quittung auszustellen so dass ich nichts weiter an ihn zu fordern habe. Es wäre gewissermaßen undankbar von mir, liebster Grahl, wenn ich, nachdem Sie meine schwebenden Berliner Angelegenheiten in das beste Gleis gebracht haben, Ihnen nicht auch die nach Beendung derselben verdanken würde. Daher lege ich die Quittung über 18 Ldr. bei, wogegen die Haude und Spenersche Buchhandlung sogleich zu zahlen versprach [...]". - Steinla war Schüler an der Akademie Dresden, bildete sich von 1826 bis 1830 in Rom und Florenz weiter und war von 1838 bis kurz vor seinem Tod Prof. der Kupferstechkunst an der Dresdner Akademie. Neben einem Selbstbildnis (1826) gehören meisterliche Stiche nach Cranach, Dürer und Raffael zu seinen Werken.

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        Chinesisches Musterbuch einer Seidenstickerei. 14 Papierheftchen mit verschiedenfarbigen Proben von Seidenfäden.

      Um 1850.. Kl. 8° (Format ca. 17x13,5 cm). Zwischen 2 marmorierten Pappdeckeln.. Die Heftchen sind mit drei unterschiedlichen Aufdrucken (chinesische Schriftzeichen) versehen, scheinen aber dieselbe Farbpalette zu enthalten. Es sind immer mehrere Proben pro Farbton (ca. 16 unterschiedliche) vorhanden.- In keinem der Hefte scheinen alle Proben vorhanden zu sein. - 1 Heft leicht wasserrandig, etwas braunfleckig. Der Einband beschabt und mit gestauchten Ecken. - Sample book of a Chinese silk weaving mill. 14 booklets with samples of differently coloured silk threads. Covers of booklets with Chinese printing. - None of the booklets seems to be totally complete. - 1 booklet with minor waterstaining, somewhat browned.

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        Manuscript Book for The Village Doctor, translated from the French [of The Countess D'Arbouville,] by Anthony North Peat. [Author of, Gossip from Paris during the Second Empire : correspondence (1864-1869) of Anthony B. North Peat, attach? au Cabinet du Ministre de l'int?rieur and, later, attach? au Conseil d'?tat]

      No Publisher No Place 1850 - Original ink handwritten Manuscript translation, contained in a quarter leather bound notebook, gilt lettering at spine, raised spine bands, pebbled cloth over boards, approx. 200 pages. Signed by North Anthony Peat at title page and dedication page, dated 1848 at title and 1850 at dedication page. Scarce translation of The Village Doctor, by The Countess D'Arbouville, predating the published English translation in 1853 by Maunsell B. Field. The introduction for Peat's Gossip from Paris during the Second Empire tells us that Peat's letters were sent daily from Paris during the years 1864 to 1870, and that he died from the effects of an accident during the early days of the siege of Paris. The letters were addressed mainly to the readers of the Morning Star, a daily London paper, the organ of the Manchester school of politics, but several appeared elsewhere, notably in The Yorkshire Post. As Attache, Peat saw every morning the telegrams which passed through the Home Office, and thus was enabled to test the accuracy of current reports. The natural objection to a Government Attache being the correspondent of a foreign paper was waived shortly after the correspondence began and were sanctioned by His Excellency, the Marquis de Lavalette.The authorial introduction to the 1853 translation of D'Arbouville's tales states that "The Village Doctor has already been done into English in this country for an Eastern periodical, although he has never happened to see the book in question." This unknown translation was perhaps the present version provided by Peat. There were only fifty copies of the original French version. A Very Good volume, some minor cracking to leather spine spine ends. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      London Bradbury & Evans 1850 - First edition. With 39 illustrations by H. K. Browne 8vo, contemporary three-quarter black-green morocco over marbled boards, very handsomely tooled in gilt on the raised bands of the spine, lettered in gilt in two compartments. xiv, 624. A very handsome copy, quite fine, and with only some mild, unobtusive evidence of age to the covers and with much, much less than the usual toning to the plates. FINE FIRST EDITION. For many lovers of the author's works, DAVID COPPERFIELD ranks as the finest of his writings. "Of all my books," Dickens wrote, "I like this the best; like many fond parents I have my favourite child, and his name is David Copperfield." It is certainly Dickens’ most personal and autobiographical work, especially in the remarkable early chapters describing David’s provincial upbringing and his experiences in the bleak warehouses of London. Abounding in vivid characters such as Uriah Heep, Betsy Trotwood, Mr. Micawber, the Pegottys and Mr. Dick, DAVID COPPERFIELD continues to rank among Dickens’ most popular and critically acclaimed works. In this work, Dickens displays his talents well: "his inordinate gift of observation, his sympathy with the humble, his power over the emotions and his incomparable endowment of unalloyed human fun.It gave what were then universally referred to as ‘the lower orders’ a new sense of self-respect, a new feeling of citizenship. Like the defiance of another Luther, or the Declaration of a new Independence, it emitted a fresh ray of hope across the firmament." [EB] In this way, Dickens’ work is significant on many levels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arabes de Constantine

      Paris 1850 - Image Size : 377x305 (mm), 14.875x12 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 560x390 (mm), 22x15.375 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, Lithograph Very good, some scattered foxing on the margin

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        Set of letter blocks

      England: circa 1800-, 1850. Alphabet set of 179 pieces of bone, each approx. 15 x 18 mm., letters incised and filled in with black ink by hand; original cedar box with 18 internal compartments and a sliding lid, 256 x 153 mm.; the set in fine, original condition. Spelling set. A fine, early alphabet set, consisting of rectangular bone letter tiles in a well made wooden box; used in education and for drawing-room word games.

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        Erinnerungsblätter an Gastein.

      Wien und München, Libay und Löhr, ca. 1850.. 35 x 47 cm. Mit 18 (von 19?) kolorierten eiweißgehöhten lithographischen Tafeln. Blindgeprägte Leinwand der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel (Gastein).. Nebehay-Wagner 369. - Beschriftung auf Deutsch und Französisch. - Fehlt wohl das Titelblatt. - Einband berieben, bestoßen und fleckig, Rücken restauriert, meist im Rand stockfleckig, teilweise im Rand mit Wasserfleck (weit außerhalb der Darstellung), wenige kleine Randeinrisse.

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