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        Wien von den Anhöhen bei Nussdorf.

      Wien, Paternos Witwe & Sohn, um 1850.. Altkolorierte Lithografie mit Tonplatte von und nach Sandmann, gedruckt bei Rauh, Bildausschnitt 41 x 65 cm, Blattgr. 63 x 68 cm.. Nicht bei Nebehay-Wagner, Paulusch, Ikonografie von Österreich, W5694. Pachtvolle Ansicht von Wien, wir blicken die Eichelhofstraße gen Süden, hinter dem alten Steintor sieht man die damaligen Vororte Nußdorf und Heiligenstadt; im Bildmittelpunkt die Fernsicht der Stadt Wien, seltenes, großes Blatt; wenige kleine Randeinrisse professionell restauriert, von sehr guter Erhaltung

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Schweizerland in Bildern. Album der schönsten Stellen der Schweiz. 50 Aquatinta - Stiche: Amsteg, Arth, Bains de Loueche, Chamouny, Chapelle Tell (2), Chateau - d' Angenstein, - de Chillon, - de Falkenstein, - de Schadau,

      Chutes du Glessbach, Chute du Staubbach, Environs de Schwyz, Flüelen, Glacier du Grindelwald, - de Rosenlaui, Grütli, Hospice de St. Gotthard, - du Simplon, Ile St. Pierre, Kandersteg (2), Lac de Brienz, - des iv Cantons, - de Douben, - de Loungern, - de Zoug, Mer de Glace, Le Montblanc (2), Le pont du Diable, Grindelwald (2), Seelisberg, Righi, Seealp, see, Unterseen, Mont Rosa, La Iungfrau, Varau au Valais, Visp et le Mont Rosa, Wetter & Wellerhorn, Zermatt u. a. um 1850.. goldgeprägte OLwd.-Mappe ( Illustration von Wilhelm Tell) mit Bindebändern mit 50 Aquatinta - Stichen. Einzelblätter in 24 x 18,5 cm u. Bildgröße 11 x 7,8 cm, nach Zeichnungen von Hirchenheim, gestochen von Huber, Winterlin, Corradi. Sehr saubere Stiche guter Zustand, nur vereinz. kleine Flecke,.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat & Bücherstube Eilert]
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        Plan du Port et des Fortifications De La Valette

      Size : 450x585 (mm), 17.75x23 (Inches), Hand Colored Excellent, laid on acid free canvas for long term preservation, upper margin extended

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        The scarlet letter

      Boston: : Ticknor Reed and Fields, , 1850. Title in red and black with publisher?'s ads dated March 1, 1850 between front endpapers. With all first issue points. Original blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine; text lightly toned with a couple of insignificant stains on lower fore-edge of a few leaves. A superb copy, possibly re-cased and preserved in a morocco clamshell box with a scarlet ?"A?" applique on front cover. First edition, first issue of one of the great classic of American literature. Printed in a limited edition of 2500 copies.

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
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        "St. Petersburg". Gesamtansicht von einem erhöhten Standpunkt mit Blick über die Newa.

      . Lithographie mit zwei Tonplatten von G.H. Henningsen bei W. Zawitz, um 1850, 35 x 55 cm.. Kapitalblatt "nach der Natur gezeichnet auf der Festung Peter - Paul". Im unteren Rand mit Erklärungen aller Bauten. - Mit breitem Rand und in sehr guter Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Naval Tactics and Trials of Sailing; illustrated by diagrams of the several evolutions

      London: Charles Wilson (at the Navigation Warehouse and Naval Academy), 1850. Quarto, with seven plates (five folding), and many illustrations in the text, many highlighted in red and blue; occasional light spotting, one plate browned; good in slightly rubbed original green cloth, gilt. Handbook for war at sea. First edition of this important study of naval tactics by the experienced mariner George Biddlecombe, RN. In this work Biddlecombe provides a substantial and detailed review of British naval tactics at mid-century, and his work was much studied at the time (although it came to be criticized for its overly cautious and mechanistic approach).For several years Biddlecombe served as master of the St Vincent, which bore Admiral Sir Charles Napier's flag from 1847 to 1849, and it is this 120-gun vessel that is depicted under sail as the frontispiece. By the time he wrote this work Biddlecombe was safely ensconced as the master of Her Majesty's Yacht Victoria and Albert, but few officers had seen more active service in their career. He served on the famous HMS Blonde and was part of the rescue of HMS Challenger off the coast of Chile in June 1835 (so ably described by another participant, FitzRoy of the Beagle). In his later career he reconnoitred many parts of the Baltic, and was influential in the region until he took up the position of assistant master attendant at Keyham yard, Devonport, in 1855, being promoted to master attendant of Woolwich yard in 1864. He was knighted by the queen at Windsor on 26 June 1873 and received a Greenwich Hospital pension soon afterwards.This work is not commonly seen, especially in such handsome condition. With the armorial bookplate of Sir Robert T. Tempest of York.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Cape of Good Hope and the Eastern Province of Algoa Bay

      London - Pelham Richardson, 1850 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The very scarce first edition of this work on the settlements on theCape of Good Hope. With folding map of the Cape, frontispiece and one other plate, as well as numerous vignette illustrations (collated complete). With chapters on law, religion, the discovery and occupation, agriculture, trade and commerce and much more. Also including many tables of data relevant to the growth of the community on the Cape. The first European to reach the cape was the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, who named it the Cape of Storms (Cabo das Tormentas). It was later renamed by John II of Portugal as Cape of Good Hope (Cabo da Boa Esperana) because of the great optimism engendered by the opening of a sea route to India and the East. The land around the cape was home to the Khoikhoi people when the Dutch first settled there in 1652. The Khoikhoi had arrived in these parts about fifteen hundred years before. They were called Hottentots by the Dutch, a term that has now come to be regarded as pejorative. Condition: In a blindstamped cloth binding. Externally, sound, though with some bumping and dampstaining. Sunning to the spine, and slight splitting to the cloth on the rear joint. Internally, generally firmly bound, although one folding map is detached with some loss, closed tears and foxing. Hinges strained. Ink signature to recto of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, though with some scattered patches of foxing and some handling marks. Overall: GOOD due to wear to map, but still a nice, bright copy..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Gesamtans., "Ansicht von Isny".

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Panorama of the City of Dacca.

      (London), Dickinson, ca. 1850.. Lithographiertes Leporello in 24 auf Leinen aufgezogenen Segmenten, jeweils 14,5 x 24,5 cm, ausgefaltet 10,535 Meter! Lwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel "Panorama of Dacca". Qu.-kl.-4°.. Der hintere Spiegel mit Titel und Verlagsangabe, sowie Angabe von 43 wichtigen Punkten, die im Panorama selbst mit einer entsprechenden Zahl gekennzeichnet sind. - Mit handschriftl. Besitzeintrag "C(arl) Mensendieck Bombay 1910". - Rücken etwas lädiert, Einband leicht fleckig. Die Lithographie sauber und fleckenfrei.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Album mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 48 Stahlstichtafeln.

      München, Georg Franz, um 1850.. Qu.-8°, 48 Bll., geprägter Originalleinenband ( etwas berieben, Buchblock mehrfach angebrochen und gelockert). Einige Tafeln, meist im Rande, etwas stockfleckig, eine Tafel lose. [SW - Landeskunde Bayern].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
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        Ali Baba:

      Glasgow - For the Booksellers, 1850 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A disbound chapbook with illustrated title page. This is a small chapbook, with an engraving of a man on the front cover. Ali Baba is a fictional character based in Ancient Arabia. He is described in the adventure tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, part of The Book of One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights). Some critics believe that this story was added to The Book of One Thousand and One Nights by one of its European transcribers, Antoine Galland, an 18th-century French orientalist who may have heard it in oral form from an Arab story-teller from Aleppo. Condition: This chapbook is disbound. The binding is loose and all pages are separate. There are handling marks, small stains and a few brown spots throughout. These marks do not affect the visibility of the text. There are splits to the binding area, and a small split to the outer edge, of page 15/16..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Carl Ernst Christoph Hess (1755 Darmstadt-München 1828). Kupferstecher. Professor in Düsseldorf und München. Lehrer und Freund Ludwig Emil Grimms. Porträt im Profil nach links, Halbfigur am Tisch zeichnend

      . Radierung, auf cremefarbenem Velin. 14,3:18,9 cm; Darstellung oben abgerundet. Literatur: Stoll 65, III (von III), ausdrucksvoller nachgearbeitet; vermutlich erst 1850 radiert. Sehr guter und vollrandiger Abdruck.. Der vor allem als Radierer tätige Grimm war 1804-1808 Schüler der Kasseler Kunstakademie bei Gottlieb Kobold (1769-1809), Andreas Range (1762-1828) und Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Robert (1763-1843). Durch seine Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm wurde er mit Clemens Brentano (1778-1842) und Achim von Arnim (1781-1831) bekannt, mit denen er zusammenarbeitete. Wohl 1807 lernte Grimm Bettine Brentano (1785-1859) kennen, von der er zahlreiche Porträts anfertigte. In November 1808 zog er nach Landshut zu Brentano und dessen Schwager Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779-1861). Auf ihre Vermittlung ging er nach München und erlernte Kupferstechen bei Carl Ernst Christoph Heß (1755-1828). Zugleich studierte er an der Münchner Akademie unter Andreas Seidl (1760-1834). Unterbrechung des Studiums 1814 durch Teilnahme an den Freiheitskriegen. Mit Georg Brentano reiste er im Frühjahr 1816 nach Italien, wo er zwei Monate blieb. 1817 kehrte er nach Kassel zurück. 1824 reiste Grimm zum ersten Mal nach Willingshausen und wurde zum Mitbegründer der Willingshäuser Malerkolonie, eine der ersten Malerkolonien Deutschlands. 1832 wurde er an die Kasseler Kunstakademie als Lehrer berufen.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey. A New Edition, Revised, with a Biographical Notice of the Authors, a Selection from their Literary Remains, and a Preface, by Currer Bell. [Second Edition]

      Published by Smith Elder & Co., 65, Cornhill, London. Second Edition 1850, 1851. 2 works in one volume. 1850. Second edition hard back binding in publisher's original chocolate cloth covers which have been rebacked whilst preserving the original cloth, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, blind tooling to the front and rear covers, pale lemon yellow end leaves, untrimmed page edges. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. With the contemporary binder's ticket of Westley of London adhered to the rear paste-down. Complete with the review leaf before first half-title. This edition was published in December 1850 but the title date of 'a large proportion' of copies was altered to 1851 to render them more suitable for the forthcoming year (see Wise, p. 104). This is evidently a slightly later issue, in Westley's chocolate cloth rather than the 'claret' given by Wise, and with the 16 page publisher's catalogue bound in at the rear dated December 1855. ''This new edition of 'Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey' is a book of very considerable literary importance. Not only does it contain (pp. vii-xvi) Charlotte's 'Biographical Notice' of her two sisters, together with (pp. xvii-xxiv) a Preface to 'Wuthering Heights'; it also includes a series of poems by both Emily and Anne which appeared in its pages for the first time'' (Wise, p.104). The whole now preserved in custom-made blue Solander case with rounded spine, gilt title lettering and cross bands. Wuthering Heights is Emily Brontë's first and only published novel, written between October 1845 and June 1846, and published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. Emily died the following year, aged 30, the decision to publish it came after the success of her sister Charlotte's novel, Jane Eyre. After Emily's death, Charlotte edited the manuscript of Wuthering Heights, and arranged for it to be published as this posthumous second edition in 1850. Member of the P.B.F.A.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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        The Gardeners' Magazine of Botany

      London: William S. Orr and Co.,, 1850?-1. Horticulture, Floriculture, and Natural Science. 3 volumes, quarto (260 × 175 mm). Contemporary green half calf, decorative gilt spines with double red calf labels, marbled sides, speckled edges, green endpapers. Ornamental tinted lithograph title after Noel Humphrys, 100 handcoloured lithograph plates by S. Holden or C. T. Rosenberg, 11 plain lithograph plates, wood engraved vignettes throughout. First edition, all published. This attractive work includes some wonderful plates of fruits: nutmeg, nectarine, plum, strawberry and grapes. A very handsome set.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Niagara Falls [General View 23 - not titled)

      [New York]: [published by Goupil, Vibert & Co.], 1850. . Good. Hand-coloured lithograph, New York & Paris [probably printed in the latter]. 1849-1851. Title ["The Rapids at Niagara" 18] and other description line trimmed off thus the paper size is much smaller than was originally printed. Paper size: 8-3/4 x 12-1/8 inchesImage size: 7-3/8 x 11 inchesCondition: Some light soiling and wear, a couple of old fold lines on the top left side in border, clouds in sky a pinkish colour, otherwise image is very good. The "General View" shows the sweep of the falls as seen from afar, with small figures in the foreground enjoying the sites. A lovely image of the famous falls. Lane, Impressions of Niagara 216. Kollner was a prolific and long-lived Philadelphia artist (he lived until 1908), working with most of the major firms in the city before striking out on his own. He produced a large series of views of American cities between 1848 and 1851, and these views of Niagara are among his works from that period. "At mid-century August Köllner produced an ambitious portfolio of fifty four lithographs, entitled Views of American Cities, which included eight images of the Niagara River. Though small in size, these lovely prints were of finer quality than the mass-produced popular lithographs. Whether sold as a set in the portfolio or as separate prints, they would have appealed to those who wanted top quality works of art" - Lane.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        Anklag-Akte, errichtet durch die K. General-Staatsprokuratur der Pfalz, nebst Urtheil der Anklagekammer des k. Appellationsgerichtes der Pfalz in Zweibrücken vom 29. Juni 1850, in der Untersuchung gegen Martin Reichard, entlassener Notär in Speyer, und 332 Consorten, wegen bewaffneter Rebellion gegen die bewaffnete Macht, Hoch- und Staatsverraths &c.

      Zweibrücken, Ritter, 1850.. 26 x 21,5 cm. 295 Seiten. Typographische Orig.-Broschur.. *Stammhammer II, 272. - Erste Ausgabe. Umfassende Dokumentation zu Vorgeschichte und Verlauf des im Mai 1849 ausgebrochenen Pfälzer Aufstands gegen die bayerische Regierung und für eine pfälzische Reichsunmittelbarkeit. Martin Reichard gehörte zu den maßgeblichen Betreibern des Aufstands und wurde in Abwesenheit zum Tod verurteilt. Reichard war zuvor als engagierter Demokrat 1848 in die Frankfurter Nationalversammlung und 1849 zum Präsidenten und Kriegsminister der Provisorischen Regierung der Pfalz gewählt worden. Nach der gewaltsamen Niederschlagung des Aufstandes durch die preußische Armee konnte Reichard noch rechtzeitig in die Schweiz fliehen und schließlich nach Amerika auswandern, wo er bis zu seinem Tod 1872 ein Hotel betrieb. - Es erschien auch noch ein anderer Teio mit 125 S., welcher den "Auszug aus dem Register der Urtheile des kgl Appelationsgerichtes Zweibrücken" enthielt, der vorliegende Teil mit 295 Seiten ist die eigentliche Anklageschrift "Anklage-Akt". - Der "Pfälzer Aufstand" (2. Mai bis 19. Juni 1849) entstand als demokratische Bewegung in der Pfalz, nachdem der Bayerische König die Deutsche Verfassung der Paulskirche abgelehnt hatte und die Gültigkeit der ersten deutschen bürgerlichen Grundrechte für Bayern verneinte. Aus einem Treffen von 12000 Bürgern der demokratischen Volksvereine der Pfalz beschloss die Volksversammlung eine provisorische Regierung auf der rechtlichen Grundlage der Frankfurter Reichsversammlung. Es entstand eine provisorische Regierung mit dem Ziel einer faktischen Loslösung der Rheinpfalz von der bayerischen Herrschaft. - Oberrand teils mit ganz leichten Feuchtigkeitsrändern, insgesamt sauber und recht gut erhalten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        Garfield?s signed copy of ?Latin Prose Composition? with 23-word inscription in the 18-year-old student?s hand with notations ? the book was a gift from the Principal of Geauga Seminary for <I>?scholarship in the Latin class.?</I>

      The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned, and one of these books is described below:Book ?A Practical Introduction to Latin Prose Composition? by Thomas Kerchever Arnold. ?Carefully Revised and Corrected by Rev. J.A. Spencer, A.M.? New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1850. 356 pages, 4.75? x 7.25?. Pages foxed. Cloth covers. Upper right portion of spine covering missing, affecting gilt title: ?Arn[old?s] / La[tin] / Composition / Spencer.? Garfield has written, in pencil, on the first blank flyleaf: ?Presented to J.A. Garfield by Spencer J. Fowler ?" as a premium for his scholarship in the Latin class of Geauga Seminary Oct. 1850.? Garfield has written ?No. 19? in the upper right corner and drew a number of loops beneath his inscription. On page 35 he has penciled two Latin words ?moriasis? and ?lundetur? over ?die? and ?praised? respectively. Affixed to the inside cover, opposite the inscription page, is a 2.75? x 1.5? label imprinted ?Inter Folia Fructus / Library of / James A. Garfield.? Good condition in a very fine custom burgundy quarter-leather case with five raised bands and titles in guilt on the spine.On May 8, 1867, James A. Garfield wrote a letter to the Board of Trustees, Geauga Seminary. In part, ?In accordance with your request, I make a brief statement of my connection with Geauga Seminary ... I attended there in the fall of 1849, and during the following winter I taught my first school. Returned to the Seminary in the spring of 1850. Spencer J. Fowler was then principal, and John B. Beech was his chief assistant. I commenced the study of Latin, and finished Algebra and Botany. At the close of the spring term I made my first public speech. It was a six minutes? oration at the annual exhibition...?

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Carpe Diem Fine Books]
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        Henrietta’s wish; Or, Domineering

      A Tale. By the author of ?"Scenes and Characters,?" ?"Kings of England,?" etc. London: Joseph Masters, Aldersgate Street, And New Bond Street, 1850. F?'cap 8vo; half-title present; wood-engraved frontispiece by Dalziel after ?'IHS?', on plate-paper; pp.[iv]+295+[i (blank)]; recent half dark green crushed morocco, marbled sides, spine with five raised bands, with guinea-roll tooling gilt on the bands, black lettering-piece, edges burnished brown, cream laid end-papers. Inscription dated ?'25 Decr. 1850?' on upper margin of half-title; frontispiece foxed and with small, light, dampstain to one corner; some scattered dusting and fingering to margins; otherwise a nice copy in a fine recent binding. The author?'s very scarce third novel (and fifth book), originally serialised in ?'The Churchman?'s Companion?' in 1849-50. This title not in Sadleir nor in either of Wolff?'s collections; Laski and Tillotson, ?'Chaplet?', p.208; NCBEL, 3: 973; British Library, Oxford, and a National Trust copy only on COPAC, the last recording a 56pp. publisher?'s inserted catalogue at end dated June 1850, not present here. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

      [Bookseller: Robert Temple Booksellers]
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        Fernsicht, i. Vgr. der Hudosn, "Albany vid Newyork".

      . Aquarell ( anonym ), um 1850, 22,7 x 34,6.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Ansicht, i. Vgr. d. Kurfürstenbrücke, "Das Königliche Schloss".

      . Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Loeillot b. Sachse & Co., um 1850, 18,3 x 28. Selten! Nicht bei Kiewitz: Ernst, Loeillot, Nr. 51. - 2. Zustand, jetzt mit Nummerierung, die Bordüre 3-fach, am oberen Rand "Berlin", unten nummeriert (2).- Blick von der Kurfürstenbrücke zum Stadtschloß, links das Reiterdenkmal des Großen Kurfürsten.

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        Nantes et la Loire-inférieure. Monuments anciens & modernes, Sites & Costumes pittoresques. Première et Deuxième parties. Dessinés d'après nature par F. Benoist et lithographiés par les premiers artistes de Paris? Les costumes dessinés et lithographiés par Hte [Hippolyte] Lalaisse, Accompagnés de notices historiques, archéologiques, descriptives, par Pitre Chevalier, Emile Souvestre et une société d'hommes de lettres du pays.

      Nantes: Charpentier père, 1850 - 2 volumes grand in-folio; Premier volume: iii, [66p.] (pagination individuelle pour chaque article), [1p. table]; frontispice et 29 lithographies teintées. Deuxième volume: iii, 90 pp., [2pp. table]; frontispice et 43 lithographies teintées, dont 1 carte en couleurs. Soit un total de 74 lithographies, la plupart à deux tons, quelques-unes rehaussées; vignettes en-tête, lettrines et culs-de-lampe. Reliure de l'éditeur en demi-chagrin aubergine, plats de percaline chagrinée avec jolis encadrements dorés à décor rocaille et un médaillon central entourant les armes de la ville de Nantes, dos à nerfs orné. Quelques frottis au dos, rousseurs éparses, mais un bon exemplaire bien relié. Rare album dont la première partie concerne la ville de Nantes (cathédrale, château, le port, les églises, les vieilles maisons, la bourse, la préfecture, le théâtre, le passage Pommeraye?) et la seconde les châteaux, manoirs et églises des environs (Clisson, Chassay, Wismes, Indret, Orvault, Saint Julien de Vouvantes, Nort, Ancenis, Buron, Guérande, Batz, le Croisic, Saint Nazaire?). Bel ouvrage bien complet de toutes les planches dont dix de costumes et la carte de "Nantes et la Loire inférieure destinée au touriste". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE DES CARRÉS]
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        The Shoe and Canoe, or, Pictures of Travel in The Canadas. Illustrative of Their Scenery and of Colonial Life

      Chapman and Hall, London 1850 - Two volumes. 8vo, pp. xv, [1], 352; viii, 346. with half-titles. Newer half leather with 5 raised bands on spine with red leather labels with gilt type. New marbled boards and new end papers. Internally some marks and foxing throughout. 4 engraved maps (2 folding) & 21 engraved plates (incl. 1 plan). 2 maps, of which one is folding (Quebec and General map with some foxing). 8 plates. Small tear repaired. Volume 2. vii, 346. 2 maps ( Lake of the Woods; Fall of Niagara) and 13 plates, engraved after sketches by the author, include views of northern Ontario: Black Falls on Lake Superior, Drummond Island, Confiance Harbour, Lake Entredeux, Lake Boisblanc, Fluor Island, Nipigon Bay, Thunder Mountains, Lake Lacroix and The Rat Portage, Lake of the Woods.A handsome set externally and internally some spotting and foxing otherwise condition very good. The author was a British army surgeon and geologist who came to Lower Canada in 1818. In 1819 he went on a geological expedition, touring the Canadas to investigate the resources of the various areas. Bigsby was appointed medical officer and secretary to the British Boundary commission which, at that time, was involved in determining the boundaries in the Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie areas, the surveying of the northern areas of Lake Huron, and the surveying also of the large wild area of Fort William and the Lake of the Woods. This account of his experiences of these ventures, which took place between 1819 and 1822. Also includes important material on David Thompson.Lande 1582, TPL 1426, DCB XI, pp. 72-73. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The scarlet letter.

      Ticknor Reed and Fields 1850 Title in red and black with publisher?s ads dated March 1, 1850 between front endpapers. With all first issue points. Original blind - stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine; text lightly toned with a couple of insignificant stains on lower fore - edge of a few leaves. A superb copy, possibly re - cased and preserved in a morocco clamshell box with a scarlet ?A? applique on front cover. First edition, first issue of one of the great classic of American literature. Printed in a limited edition of 2500 copies.

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        Chronicles and Characters of the Stock Exchange

      Boston: Wm. Crosby and H.P. Nichols. 1850. First. First American edition (originally published in London in 1849, the work also appears, probably simultaneously, in the U.S. in the Bankers' Magazine for 1850). Publisher's cloth. Contemporary owner's name ("Isaac W. Blain, Brooklyn"), rebacked, saving all but the top 1.5" of the spine, and nearly all of the title, about very good. An early and important history of the London Stock Exchange. OCLC locates several copies of the English edition, but only a single copy of the first American edition, at AAS. .

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        Coastal Chart from Cape Fear to Cape Hatteras]

      E. & G.W. Blunt New York c. 1850 - A detailed blueback chart, oriented to the west. In good condition. Dimensions: 660 × 935mm. (26 × 36.75 inches). Rare chart of the North Carolina Coast, showing the towns of Newberne and Washington, extending north to south from Cape Fear to Cape Hatteras, inset charts of Cape Fear River from its entrance to Smithville, Beaufort Harbor, Cape Fear, Cape Lookout, Hatteras Shoals and, Bar & Roads of Occracock.

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        Das Ahrthal. Malerische Ansichten.

      Bonn, Habicht, 1850.. mit 24 Stst.- Tafeln, qu.- kl. 8°, Or.- HLdr.. Das bekannte Album des Ahrtals mit Stahlstichen meist nach Schlickum. Enthält: Titelblatt, Apollinariskirche (Hohe), Heppingen, Heimersheim, Bad Neuenahr (Hohe), Ahrweiler (2), Calvarienberg (2) Walporzheim, Bunte Kuh, Rech, Mayschoss, Saffenburg, Lochmühle, Reimershofen, Altenahr (6), Schuld u. Blankenheim.

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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.

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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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