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        Diccionario geográfico, estadístico, histórico de las Islas Filipinas, dedicado a S.M. el Rey por.

      1850-1851, Madrid 1850 - 2 vols. I: 6 h. inc. port. litografiada, 2 retratos, 567 p., 3 h., 7 estados plegados. II: 476 p., 1 h., 18 p., 1 h., 10 estados numerados y 4 más sin numerar, 1 plano plegado de la ciudad de Manila.Encuadernación de época en chagrín rojo, lomos con nervios y hierros dorados, planchas doradas en ambos planos, cantos, contracantos, cabeza y cortes dorados.Impresión a dos columnas, portada y retratos de la reina Isabel II y Francisco de Asís litografiados. Palau, 38198

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        Impressions lithographiques, de voyage par M.M. TROTTMAN & CHAM.

      Paris, Arnauld de Vresse (ca. 1850).. gr.-4°, lithograph. Titelbl. u. 20 num., lithogr. Taf., türkisgrauer OPpbd., lithogr. bedruckt, Titelei gold gedr., Rü. u. Kanten berieben, Einbd. stellenw. fleckig, innen sehr gut.. Seltenes, frühes Album von Cham. Nicht bei Sander. - Zeigt mittels einer Reise die nationalen Eigenheiten u. sozialen Zustände in Belgien, Holland, Rußland, England, Irland und Schottland.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Ruins of Many Lands. A Descriptive Poem

      London: William Tegg and Co.. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1850. Hardcover. Moderate rubbing to leather at joints and edges and corners of boards. Gutter split at front hinge. Portrait frontispiece has some foxing and a vertical crease to the inner margin. ; [4] viii (ix-xvi hand-numbered additional manuscript contents leaves) (9)-394 pages. Portrait frontispiece. Extra-illustrated with 95 additional pen, ink and wash drawings by Richard Bate.The illustrations are skillfully executed and evocative. Each illustration initialed "R. B.", and dated between 1854 and 1856. Dates usually indicate the month, sometimes just the year. The illustrations have presumably all been copied from other sources. Illustration number 12 "A General View of the Great Temple at Edfou" gives the source from which the ink sketch has been rendered as the "Pictorial Bible". Each illustration of an ancient ruin matches a reference to that ruin in the lines of the poem, the line being annotated with the number of the corresponding illustration. Handwritten list of the titles of the illustrations bound in with the preliminary leaves. Full green morocco binding with gilt panels to both boards, gilt decoration to spine. Gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All page edges gilt. Page dimensions: 182 x 117mm (7 1/8" x 4 5/8"). Inscribed "for Sophy / your affte. Father / Richard Bate / Love to Nelly and a kiss for me." Richard Bate (1775-1856) was born in London. In 1807 he travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Brazil he established a trading company in nautical, optical and surgical instruments. Watercolour paintings by Bate of the city of Rio de Janeiro are held by Cornell University. His daughter Sophia, to whom this volume was gifted by her father, was born in Brazil in 1817, and died in London in 1889. Richard Bate returned to England in 1854. Sophia married Dr Septimus Wray (1792-1869) and they had one child, Sophia Eleanor Wray (1848-1940). Sophia Eleanor Wray married Dr John Thomas Mercer in 1870. The front fly leaf has the signature of "Sophia Eleanor Mercer". They had a daughter Eleanor Maria V. Mercer (1875-), who married Laurence Anderson (born Tokyo, 1875). Eleanor Maria V. Mercer and Laurence Anderson had a son John Laurence Anderson, born in Bangkok in 1900. John Laurence Anderson, grand-son, is also mentioned in a family inscription on the front endpaper by Nellie Mercer nee Wray (Sophia Eleanor Mercer). The illustrations include stone ruins and monuments of the ancient ("Dark Era") and classical worlds, and geographically principally from Rome, Greece, the Near and Middle East. Also Palenque from Mexico. Illustrations include: Babylon (Birs Nimroud); Nineveh; Mount Hor; Petra; Nubian Pyramid; Ipsamboul; Edfou; Latopolis; Thebes; Carnac; The Memnon; Dendera; Pyramids at Gizeh; The Sphinx; The Nile; Heliopolis; Alexandria; Gibraltar; Uxmal; Palenque; Elephanta; Temple of Minerva at Sunium; Mars Hill, Athens; Paul preaching; Corinth; Egina; Samos; Patmos; Rhodes; Rome; Tivoli; Vauclause; Avignon; Ephesus; Tyre; Lebanon; Baalbec; Palmyra; Persepolis; Dead Sea; Tiberias; Capernaum; Samaria; Tomb of Rachel; Bethlehem; Jerusalem. [References: http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Bate (accessed 2014); Stickel, Erico J. Siriuba, "Uma Pequena Biblioteca Particular: Subsídios para o Estudo da Iconografia no Brasil" (São Paulo: Universidade de São Paulo, 2004. p. 83); Ferrez, Gilberto. "Aquarelas de Richard Bate: o Rio de Janeiro de 1808 - 1848" (Rio de Janeiro: Galeria Brasiliana, 1965); http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~akrb61/people/wray/d11.ht m#c7074 (accessed 2014).]; 16mo .

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        CODIGO PENAL DE ESPANA 1850 EDICION OFICIAL REFORMADA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1850. Holandesa. 160 pag. 22x15. Con dos sellos (Real y Ministerio de Gracia y Justicia). Ref 7.4 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Napoleon Fontaincbleau ? Mars 1814

      P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London 1850 - Image Size : 440x330 (mm), 17.25x13 (Inches), Platemark Size : 575x440 (mm), 22.625x17.25 (Inches), Paper Size : 660x580 (mm), 26x22.875 (Inches), Hand Colored, Steel Engraving

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Portrait, Dreiviertelfigur vor gebirgiger Landschaft stehend nach halblinks, die rechte Hand hält er einen Bleistift über einem Blatt Papier, die linke ist in die Hose eingehackt, am Hals den "Pour le Merite".

      . Lithographie, Verlag u. Eigenthum des literarischen Instituts,ca. 1850, Gem. von C.Begas, Lith. von C.Wildt, 360 x 290 auf 530 x 309 mm; die Lithographie auf dem aufgewalzten China frisch und flecken frei, Trägerpapier etwas gebräunt.. Seltenes Blatt, feines Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
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        Une Saison à Aix-les-Bains

      Paris: Ernest Bourdin, [1850] - A stunningly fine copy in publisher's binding, the gilt looking like it was stamped yesterday. "Le cartonnage spécial de l'éditeur est agréablement orné" (Carteret) (BINDING, PUBLISHER'S) First edition. 8vo. 17 engravings (4 colored) after Eugène Ginain and one colored map of the Savoie department. [ii], viii, 358, [2] pp. Publisher's blue cloth, blocked in gilt, front cover with filigree border surrounding center oval containing coat-of-arms in gilt and red, rear cover with elaborate cathedral medallion, spine blocked in gilt with title, imprint, and coat-of-arms, a.e.g. Fine. Carteret III, p. 31 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Eleven chromolithographs of fruit and flowers from "Fruits from the Garden and Field."

      London.. [ 1850].. Each plate 10 x 7 inches. Plates have overall light foxing; the peach has discoloration at the top left of the sheet. Loosely laid into the original elaborately embossed leather binding which has been mended with a soft brown leather spine. Sold as a group of plates. This is a group of 11 of the 12 plates that were published in Fruits from the Garden and Field. As one would expect with a work associated with Owen Jones, the chromolithography is of an extremely high quality, including the use of gold lettering. These are naturalistic treatments of plants, as opposed to the decorative design of much of Jones work, but pattern is an important part of the image. Each plant is associated with a quality or sentiment, which is elegantly but lightly lettered in gold (and sometimes a little hard to read). The fruits and flowers are: apple (utility); pomegranate (hard to make out - amb..?); wheat and hops (strength & wealth); blackberries and other red berries (charity); strawberries (kisses); grapes (hospitality); hazelnuts? and grain (retrospection); cherries (smiles); mulberries? (tears); peach (sensibility?); apricots (independence). .

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        ROM Originaltitel :"ASPECT GENERAL DE ROME"

      Paris um 1850. Aquatinta-Stich Blattgrösse 66.0x95.0cm; Bildgrösse 52.0x83.5cm vollrandig, sehr schöner Zustand Versand schwierig, Invio difficile, stampa fragile.

      [Bookseller: Graphica-Antiqua Stich-Galerie Osvald]
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        Les Rèveries Nocturnes. Venise.

      1850 - Berlin, Ebner, c.1850. Original colour. Lithograph, printed area 440 x 580mm. Very slight spotting. A gondola in open water, with a man serenading two women with a lute. The towers of Venice are in the background, lit by moonlight. The quality of the colouring is particularly high, with gum arabic highlights. It was published in a series of romantic views of the ports of the Mediterranean.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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        Histoire Naturelle Des Insectes: Orthopteres, Nevropteres, Hemipteres, Hymenopteres, Lepidopteres et Dipteres (Two Volumes)

      Paris: Societe Bibliophile, 1850. Wrappers. Very Good. With 71 hand-colored lithographs. 8vo. [4], 336; [4], 337-672, [1] pp. Original pictorial wrappers. Housed in custom cloth clamshell boxes. Wonderful colored plates of bees, moths, beetles and other insects.Wrappers edge worn; foxing; very good still, in pristine, very solid boxes.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
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        Eaux-Fortes (22 etchings in one volume) [Pieces choisies, composees par Ant Watteau et gravees par W. Marks: Tirees de collection de M.A. Dinaux]

      (Paris): (Imp. Aug. Delatre). [circa 1850]. First. First edition. One of two volumes published. Oblong quarto. Measures approximately 14" x 11". Contemporary dark red morocco, gilt spine and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Wear to the joints and board edges, scattered foxing, about very good. Twenty-two charming copper-plate etchings after paintings by Watteau in the collection of Arthur Dinaux. Engraved by W. Marks de Valenciennes (except for three by A.M. Varin), and printed by Auguste Delatre, a leading publisher, printmaker, and copper-plate printer in Paris. A beautifully etched and printed suite of engravings, reproducing 22 of the master's famous pastoral scenes of lovers, peasants, aristocrats, and musicians. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A History of the Earth And Animated Nature. With an Introductory View of the Animal Kingdom, Translated from the French of Baron Cubier and Copious Notes Embracing Accounts Of New Discoveries In Natural History, A Life of the Author by Washington Irving and A Carefully Prepared Index To The Whole Work. In Two Volumes.

      London, Edinburgh, And Dublin. A Fullarton and Co. 1850. - Royal 8vo; Volume I. pp. [viii], livii, 536, 33 pages of plates; Volume II. pp.[iv], 541, 39 pages of plates; Vol. I. black and white frontispiece of Oliver Goldsmith, coloured vignette to half title page, Volume II, coloured vignette to half title page, list of plates, index; both volumes with marbled endpapers, gilt edges, half red leather bindings, raised bands, gilt decoration to spines, titles lettered in gilt on spines, very clean tight copies. A beautiful set with 72 superb engravings.

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        IL FISCHIETTO Anno III 156 Numeri 1850

      Tipografia Cassone Torino 1850 - Misura cm 30 x cm 22, mezza pelle, piatti marmorizzati, pagg. 622Annata completa con fantastiche illustrazioni satiriche a piena pagina, condizioni più che buone, testo su due colonneIL FISCHIETTO - ANNO III - 1850Bizzarrie d'attualità. Rivista illustrata con disegni originali. Lingua: italiana| [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Payne's Universum or Pictorial World. Three Volume set

      Brain and Payne [1850], London - 132; 136; 128pp. Many b/w steel engravings by various artists. Being a collection of engravings of views in all countries, portraits of great men and specimens of works of art, of all ages and of every character. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Light scuffing to edge of spines. Some rubbing to boards. Light foxing throughout. Name plates to front pastedowns. Aeg Half-leather cover over marbled boards with title-plates and gilt design [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Message from the President ... on the subject of California and New Mexico [caption title]

      "Washington, D.C.". 1850. "First edition, House Executive Document 17, 8vo, pp. 976; 7 maps (6 folding), including a striking one of San Francisco and the California Mining District; original sheep-backed marbled boards; spine rubbed and with small break in the sheep at the top of the spine, very light foxing, one map miscreased, one other loose (looks to have never have been bound in); all else very good and sound.& & ""Cowan calls this important volume the most extensive source book of authorities covering the period 1847-50. Besides the conduct of the Mexican War in California, it covers such significant events as the formation of the provisional military government and the transition from territory to statehood. So great was its popularity that Congress ordered 10,000 extra copies to be printed. Among the maps are Derby's chart of the route of General Riley through the mining districts in 1849, Fremont's surveys, military maps of Fort Hall, Monterey, and the Presidio of San Francisco, and Beale's expedition against the Indians. There are also two maps of lower California"" (Howell, Catalogue 50, no. 230).& & Cowan I, p. 40; Howes C-53; Kurutz, Gold Rush, 106; Wagner Camp, 179b:1; Wheat, Gold Rush, 31; Zamorano Eighty, 14. "

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        Indøvelse i Christendom. Af Anti-Climacus. Nr. I. II. III. Udgivet af S. Kierkegaard. [Practice in Christianity].

      Original udgave. Kbhvn.: Reitzel 1850. 277 s. Pænt rent og velholdt eksemplar indbundet med originalt helt guldsnit i nyt sort glanspapirbind i gammel stil udført af Rigmor Birkedal Kragh. Navn på titelblad. Friblad bruneret og med 2 pletter.Rebound in elegant full black glazed paper with the original gilding of all edges extant, done by Rigmor Birkedal Kragh. Nice clean and well-preserved copy printed on vellum paper. Name on title-page. Free end paper browned and with two spots.. Med dedikation fra forfatteren til Jonas Collin. Kierkegaard lod trykke nogle få eksemplarer af sine udgivelser på velin, som han lod indbinde i det karateristiske bind af sort glanspapir. Disse blev brugt som gaver til nogle af hans samtidige, ofte med en dedikation på fribladet. Inscribed from the author to Jonas Collin [1776-1861]. Collin had immense historical influence in Denmark and is particularly remembered for his influence within the arts and culture scene; he was a patron of arts to some of Denmark's most famous Golden Ages poets, including Hans Christian Andersen.Himmelstrup 121

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        Organisation du personnel et du service intérieur des vaisseaux

      Imprimerie lithographique d'armant Imbert, Toulon 1850 - Format 28x23 cm. Demi-reliure de toile bleue récente (Atelier espace temps - cachet du relieur). Manuscrit reproduit en lithographie avec de nombreuses planches dépliantes. Contient tout le réglement et les services qui régissent l'organisation du bord des vaisseaux de la marine Français en ce milieu du XIXème. C'est très détaillé et assez impressionnant pour les non initiés.Exemple : tableau des sonneries, coups de sifflets, tambour, etc. pour le branlebas de combat et faire monter sur le pont les détachemens de manoeuvre, abordage, incendie, etc. 134 pages. Ancienne trâce d'humdité sur les 2 première pages. Ouvrage signé par Ch. de Vilmorin - Vaisseau le Friedland 18x1 (le chiffre x étant peut être un 5.) Ouvrage curieux et peu répandu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hainburg

      . Haimburg. Tonlithographie v. Sandmann nach Jakob Alt aus "Malerische Donaureise von Wien bis Ofen und Pesth". Wien, J. Bermann um 1850, 25 x 36,5 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nebehay-W. 27 / 2.-

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Johannes Müller]
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        White-Jacket; or the World in a Man-of-War

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1850. First American edition, first printing. 8vo. . Original brown cloth, ornately stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt (BAL first cloth binding). Fraying and wearing to joints and spine ends, some repair, rubbed, upper joint cracked, title nearly detached, spotting throughout, staining mostly at the front, advertisements at the back. With the signature of R. D. King 1850 on endpaper. Blue morocco-backed case (damaged). BAL 13662 . From Melville's experience on a man-of-war in 1843-1844 came this tale of a young man's experiences on the "Neversink" on a journey around Cape Horn. Melville exposes the hardships and cruelties of the life of a seaman as well as the joys and camaraderie experienced

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        WHITE-JACKET; OR THE WORLD IN A MAN-OF-WAR

      New York & London: Harper & Brothers ... London: Richard Bentley, 1850.. vii[1],[9]-465,[1],[6]pp. Brown cloth, sides ornately stamped in blind with frame and publisher's device, spine lettered in gilt, yellow coated endsheets. Crown of spine and extremities a bit frayed, clean horizontal tear (no loss) in last text page (verso blank), some modest soiling to the cloth; just a good, sound copy. First U.S. edition, BAL's first printing, first cloth binding, form 'A' of the end gatherings. The London edition in two volumes appeared in late January; this edition followed up in March, and includes an author's 'Note' dated New York, March 1850. BAL 13662. WRIGHT I:1871.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        White Jacket

      Harper New York 1850 - 1st/2nd Printing, Very Good+/ No Jacket, Decorative Cloth. Beautiful copy of the First edition and second state of White Jacket. All points are correct for the second state including the "T" signature on page 433 and the correct "Q" signature on page 361. This copy has been expertly rebacked and the spine color matches the binding color beautifully. There is gold stamping on the spine and the boards are blindstamped in a very intricate and fine design with very litle evidence of rubbing. This is BAL 13662. The textblock is quite clean with sporadic foxing and of course, there is some toning from age. I have had my bookbinder create a custom slipcase to protect this Antiquarian treasure. It is in Brown bookcloth and the opening is trimmed in a deep chocolate leather. The volume makes a fine presentation. The binding is very tight but for a slight separation between the pastedown and the Ffep. It could easily be repaired with a touch of glue. It was the last book he wrote prior to his masterpiece Moby Dick and the novel is approachable and brilliant. We are pleased to send pictures on request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GA aus der Vogelschau. Blick von Süden. Links der Karolinenplatz, mittig im Hintergrund das Siegestor, rechts der Marienplatz.

      . Stahlstich ( m. Bordüre ) v. Heawood n. Payne b. Payne, um 1850, 22 x 35.

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        History of Europe From the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons and From the Fall of Napoleon to the Accession of Louis Napoleon

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1850 - 1849-53. 23 Volumes in 2 sets (Volumes 1-14, Volumes 1-8, + index). Illustrated with numerous engraved portraits, uniformly bound in full polished calf beautifully detailed with double gilt borders on front and back boards. The spine includes decorative gilt designs compartmentalized with two title blocks with morocco labels, one in black and one in red. Spine also has five raised bands with gilt. Gilt marble edge work on cover. Interior pages are clean and complete. Decorative edge on pages with same design on end papers. Each volume in set one contains an illustrated portrait frontispiece of historical figure. Previous owner's paste on stamp inside each book. A classic, handsome set on European history. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammelband von 14 Sitzungsberichten der kaiserl. Akademie der Wissenschaften und Beiträgen aus den Berichten des Museum Franciso-Carolinum in Linz zur Landeskunde von Oberösterreich EA

      - Wien u. Linz, Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1850-1858., 8° Sammelband von 14 Sitzungsberichten der kaiserl. Akademie der Wissenschaften und Beiträgen aus den Berichten des Museum Francisco-Carolinum in Linz zur Landeskunde von Obersterreich: hrsg. Wien u. Linz, Akademie der Wissenschaften u. Museum Francisco-Carolinum, 1850-1858., 1858. X, 94 S., IV, 88 S., 20 S., 2 lithogr. Tafeln, 22 S., 1 lithogr. Tafel, 9 S., 58 S., 18 S., 8 S., 7 S., 52 S., 21 S., 17 S., 12 S., 21 S., Hln.d.Zt., 8° Enthält:1) Pritz: Ueberbleibsel aus dem hohen Alterthume im Leben und Glauben der Bewohner des Landes ob der Enns (2.Aufl.). 2) Gaisberger: Römische Inschriften im Lande ob der Enns. 3) Gaisberger: Die römischen Gräber bei Wels im Lande ob der Enns. 4) Gaisberger: Altertümer aus dem Strombette der Donau. 5) Stülz: Über den Grafen Ulrich v. Schaunberg, den angeblichen Erzieher des Herzogs Rudolf IV. von Österreich. 6) Stülz: Zur Charakteristik des Freiherrn Georg Erasmus von Tschernembl und zur Geschichte Österreichs in den Jahren 1608-1610. 7) Stülz: Bericht des Landeshauptmanns Sigmund v. Dietrichstein an den Erzherzog Ferdinand über den Überfall zu Schladming am 3. Juli 1525. 8) Koch-Sternfeld: Die dynastischen Zweige zu Mossbach und Weng. 9) Koch-Sternfeld: Die Sarchilli und Scharsach im Hause Playen-Beilstein. 10) Pritz: Beiträge zur Geschichte von Münzbach und Windhaag in Oberösterreich im einstigen Machlandviertel. 11) Stülz: Bertholt Preuhaven, der berühmte Deutschordens-Comthur, ein Oberösterreicher aus Steyr. 12) Pritz: Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Lamberge von Steier, besonders in jüngerer Zeit. 13) Stülz: Einige Bemerkungen zu dem Aufsatze des Herrn Professors Tangl im Archive I. 137 u.a., die Grafen, Markgrafen und Herzoge aus dem Hause Eppenstein. 14) Koch-Sternfeld: Die Dynastie von Hagenau, Mitstifter der Abbtei Seitenstätten in Oesterreich. Jeweils Stempel an den Titelblättern. Handgeschriebenes Rückenschildchen. Einband an den Kanten berieben. rare Ausgabe! Best.Nr.21487 Österreichische Geschichte

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        Canterbury Papers Parts 1 & 2

      London: John W. Parker, February, 1850. Octavo, 8 pp. advertisements, 56 pp. text, large folding map; preliminary leaves and advertisements thumbed, some browning of the fore-edge and a little localised staining of the last two leaves, yet a good copy overall in attractive half green morocco by Sangorski, spine gilt. Scarce early history of the settlement, collecting and publishing important primary documents related to the Canterbury Association with a modest desire to 'form a chapter of the {i res gestae }of the great heroic work of Colonization'. The preamble states this Papers 'are intended to supply the public with information as to the principles, objects, plans and proceedings of the Canterbury Association for founding a settlement in New Zealand…it is intended to append such extracts from printed books, pamphlets, and papers, bearing directly on the same subjects, as have not appeared in a collective form; and, lastly, to publish such original essays, statements, discussions, and extracts from private letters, papers and memoranda, as may throw light in any way on the nature of the Settlement, or the means available for its formation and success.' 'The {i Canterbury Papers{b }}were{b }published at intervals between February 1850 and May 1852. The 12 numbers were issued in nine parts of which three were double numbers; paging was continuous' (NZNB). This bound volume includes the first two parts of the {i Canterbury Papers }bound with the eight pages of preliminary advertisements duly noted in the NZNB (although the cover title-page introducing the series of 12 parts is not included here). The first issue of the {i Canterbury Papers }is well regarded for the folding map of the Canterbury settlement, well preserved in this copy.

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        Proof engravings to Oeuvres de Béranger, Ma Biographie

      [Paris: Perrotin, 1847; 1850] - Folio. 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. Slightly later half red morocco and marbled boards, by V[ictor] Champs, t.e.g. Foxing to mounts throughout, rarely affecting the images [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Voyage dans le nord de la Bolivie et les parties voisines du Pérou, ou visite au district aurifère de Tipuani] 1850-1852.

      Manuscript notes for the above work. 4to (210 x 170mm). 139 leaves. With drawings on 15 pages, of which 4 (1 coloured) full page and 1 coloured double-page. Contemporary green cloth, preserved in a red morocco box with gilt lettering 'Voyage en Bolivie en 1850-51'. Hugh Algernon Weddell's manuscript notes made during his voyage to Bolivia in 1851. This was Weddell's second voyage to South America. His first one was with Castelnau from 1843 to 1847. He sent some 3000 plant specimens back to Paris and published as part of Castelau's Expedition reports: 'Chloris Andina. Essai d'une flore de la région alpine des Cordillères de l'Amérique du Sud' (1855-57). Weddell (1819-1877) was a physician and botanist, born at Painswick he was brought up in France. A student of A.H. de Jussieu he accompanied the latter on many botanizing trips. The present manuscript deals with various topics such as gold-mines, mining, flora, Indians, various Indian languages etc. After his return he published in 1853 the following book on this voyage 'Voyage dans le Nord de la Bolivie et les parties voisines de Pérou, ou visite au district aurifère de Tipuani' making ample use of the here offered notes. In the introduction of the printed work he makes reference to these notes. We give a list of some of the chapters of the manuscript: /Observations barometriques relatives à l'habitat de quelques plantes caractéristiques de la région située entre Tacua et La Paz; Liste des principaux fruits & légumes qui se rencontrent sur le marché de la Paz au mois de Mai ; Ocas (Apilla des Ind. Aymaras); Plantes cultivés en plein champ dans les environs immédiate de la Paz; Papas; Café-Maïs; Observations Botano barometriques faites sur la route de la Plaz à Sorata; Indiens mineurs de Tapuani; Observations de géographie botanique faites sur la route de Sorata à Tipuani; Coupe du terrain traversé par le puits principal de San Juancito; Itineraire de Tipuani à Sorata; Coupes du terrains faites à Ancootu; Liste de quelques mots techniques employés par les mineurs de Tipuani; Liste de mots de la langue Leco; Liste des mots de la langue Tacana et de celle des Mozetenos; Plantes diverses de Guanay; Plantes cultivés à Puno; Poissons de Puno; Mays des iles du lac de Titicaca; Laine de mouton d'Alpacade; Liste de mots des langues Quichua & Aymara; Cuivre du Coro-coro; Itinéraire de S. Buenaventura à Santa Fe de Bogota; Dépenses de voyage d'une personne d'Arica (Pérou) à Paris, par New York; Températures diverses; Itinéraires de la Paz à Puno et de Puno à Arequipa; Lettre sur les sables aurifères de Caugalli; Isthmus de Panama. This last chapter is dated 1852. /The manuscript contains some loose leaves with notes as well as a letter to Weddell dated London June 4, 1850. The manuscript is not signed by Weddell, but is clearly by him.//Provenance: Bookplate of Jean-Paul Morin.

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        History of the Romans under the empire.

      Longman, Brown [et al.] 1850-51, London - First edition, 3 volumes, 8vo, later full polished tan calf, green and brown morocco labels on gilt decorated spines, marbled endpapers and edges; slightest rubbing of the extremities; generally fine and handsome. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Papillons Exotiques.

      (Grenoble c. 1850). Oblong 4to (225 x 330mm). With 133 watercolours incorporating wing specimens each with Latin and French nomenclature and the country of origin. Contemporary green half morocco, gilt ornamented spine with gilt lettering. A superb collection of Exotic butterflies collected and drawn by André Alexandre Fauché-Prunelle. The butterflies are transferred on paper, each approx. 140 x 170mm. and mounted on blue grey thick card, tissue gards throughout. The wings of the insects have been transferred to the paper and the bodies of the insects have been meticulously coloured by hand. The butterflies are for the greater part from the Caribbean, Central- and South America (of which 36 from Brazil), but also from India, Sri Lanka and other parts of Asia. Two are from Australia. The process of making such tranfers has been practised before and even a book, in a limited edition, with original butterfly transfers was published in 1900 by Denton on the Butterflies of the United States./André Alexandre Fauche-Prunelle (Grenoble 1795-1863) is known for his historical publications such as 'Recherches sur l'origine du parlement de Grenoble', 1859. He must also have been a keen naturalist as he likewise published 2 botanical works: 'Coup d'oeil sur la végétation des Alpes', 1858 and 'Coup d'oeil sur la végétation de Briançon', 1860. According to H.H. Trouvelot 'Les Faucher ou Fauché' p. 25, Fauché-Prunelle was well known for his paintings of butterflies, which he exhibited 'au Salon de Grenoble'./Fauché-Prunelle must have made more collections of butterflies. 15 years ago we sold a collection of 1682 butterly transfers by him with the following title: "Papillons du Dauphiné'.

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        ALBUM DE FLEURS PAR G. VARNIER

      no date circa 1850 - A large watercolour album, handsomely leather bound in full morocco, rebacked to style and lettered on the upper board as above. Illustrated with 16 original watercolours and 18 original drawings of flowers. All window mounted in the album and unsigned. The vendor can find nothing about Varnier online or in Benezit. An unusual folio nineteenth century botanical album with exquisite original watercolours and drawings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lake Como [and:] Lake Maggiore

      Italy 1850 - Pair of views, gouache over faint etched line, black gouache border. Period gilt and faux bois frames. Two splendid, panoramic views of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore Catering to the foreigners flocking to the region on The Grand Tour, this pair of hand-painted prints beautifully depict the famed, picturesque lakes, with rich bands of blue highlighting the water and sky, with the surrounding hills and mountains dotted with luxurious villas. In the view of Lake Maggiore, we see from a very high vantage point the Borromean Islands: Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori,with their extraordinary gardens. The view of Lake Como looks north up the lake towards Switzerland from above Bellagio, which occupies the point at which the lake divides in two. The paintings are clearly intended as a pair, the images being almost identical in size with matching black painted margins. The prints are as issued with black labels covering the original printed titles. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Comprehensive Report on New York's Institutionalized Poor

      New York 1850 - Book. First Annual Report of the Governors of the Alms House New York, for the Year 1849. New York, N.Y., George Nesbitt, 1850. 1st ed., 199 pp., 5 3/4 x 9 in. Folding charts, pictorial front wrappers. With 10 tinted full page lithographs, including the "Colored Orphan's Asylum." Includes reports on the Alms Houses, Bellevue Hospital, Blackwell's Island Hospitals, City Prison Physician's & Warden's Reports, Colored Home, Colored Orphan Asylum, Lunatic Asylum, Nursery Hospital, Penitentiary Hospital, Small Pox Hospital, and more.ConditionFair. Chips missing from front wrap not affecting text. Last folding chart torn at back, affecting several letters. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Fashion Design, watercolor and gouache, heightened in white pastel.

      ND[ca 1850], NP[Paris] - Original watercolor, 8 3/4 x 6 1/4", signed in pencil, "Heloise Leloir" in the lower right corner. It is beautifully framed and French matted in light and dark green with five gilt borders. The watercolor shows four women, one a bride in evening dress, the other three women are in daytime costumes. The first is in a pink ruffled dress, her back to the viewer. The second is sitting in a pattered gown of pink roses and blue ribbon- stripes with white lace trim to the off-the-shoulder bodice. The third is in a teal gown with a white cape. The bride is in an elaborate lace- trimmed gown with a white veil, standing by a table, holding a book. The artist's name and dates are lettered in black on the darker green part of the mat on each of the three images. The images are lovely; the gowns charmingly depicted. Fine.Heloise Suzanne Colin (1819-1873), wife of Jean Baptiste Leloir (1842) is listed in Benezit as a miniaturist and watercolorist. She is probably best known for her works for the fashion industry in Paris, executing beautiful watercolors of the latest Paris gowns to be engraved and published in magazines with worldwide circulation. See an Image. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Zur Lehre von Wachstum der Pflanzenzelle. + Nachträge zur Naturgeschichte des Prototcoccus Pluvialis Kützing, (Haematococcus Pluvialis Flotow, Chlamidococcus Versatilis A.Braun.).

      - Acta Leopold., 22. - 1850, 4°, pp.512-540, 1 handcol. lith. Taf. mit 23 Abb.; pp.607-764, 2 handcol. Taf. mit 114 Abb., 2 Halbleinenbände. First Edition! - Ferdinand Cohn "listed 1850 the properties of the contractile substance of animals as described by Dujardin and Ecker and then went on to show that this substance was the same as the protoplasm of plant cells. His words (pp. 663-664) are of the utmost importance for the history of the discovery of protoplasm, and must be quoted in full: 'But all these properties are possessed also by protoplasm, that substance of the plant cell which must be regarded as the chief site of almost all vital activity, but especially of all manifestations of movement inside the cell. Not only does the optical, chemical and physical behaviour of this substance correspond with that of sarcode or the contractile substance (which I had theopportunity to study in the Infusoria, Hydra, and Naids)-in particular, both substances are very rich in nitrogen, are browned by iodine and contracted by stronger reagents-but also the capacity to form vacuoles is inherent in plant protoplasm at all times. . . . - 'Hence it follows with all the certainty that can generally be attached to an empirical inference in this province, that the protoplasm of the botanists and the contractile substance and sarcode of the zoologists, if not identical, must then indeed be in a high degree similar formations. - 'Accordingly, from the foregoing point of view, the difference between animals and plants must be put in this way, that in the latter the contractile substance, the primordial utricle, is enclosed within a rigid cellulose membrane, which allows it only an internal mobility, normally expressing itself in the phenomena of circulation and rotation-while in the former this is not so.' - Despite this last paragraph, Cohn did not regard the cell-wall as a fundamental part of the plant cell, for he wrote (pp. 655-6):'In general I comprehend under the expression "primordial cell" that form of the primordial utricle which assumes the aspect of a cell and appears either altogether, devoid of a rigid cellmembrane, or independent and isolated from one.' - It would be difficult to exaggerate the importance of the contribution to our knowledge of protoplasm made by Cohn in the passage just quoted. The contributions made subsequently by Unger, Schultze, Haeckel, and their contemporaries, were amplifications of ideas first formulated by Cohn."Baker-The Cell -Theory: a Restatement, History and Critique, p.94 - Ferdinand Cohn (1828-1898) a Founder of Modern Microbiology, described several key physiological processes in microorganisms and developed principles leading to modern taxonomy. - In the first decade of his academic career, Cohn studied the growth and division of plant cells; described cellular structures and formation of the cuticula, epidermis, and plasma membrane; and analyzed plasma streaming and cell differentiation. For example, to fulfill his Habilitation (second dissertation), Cohn refuted a hypothesis developed by Matthias J. Schleiden that the cuticula is a secretion that forms at the surface of the cell. Cohn proposed that the cuticula is instead a separate layer upon the epidermis. In several other publications Cohn described the movement of leaves and contractile tissues of plants and animals. Based on comparative studies on lower plants and animals, he concluded that the protoplasm described by botanists and the sarcode or contractile substance described by zoologists are highly similar entities. - Cohn increasingly directed his attentions to unicellular algae and protozoa, lower fungi, and bacteria. For instance, he described the developmental and sexual cycles of the algae Protococcus pluvialis, Stephanosphaera pluvialis, Sphaeroplea annulina, and Volvox globator and of the lower fungi Pilobolus crystallinus and Empusa (Entomophthora) muscae. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Indövelse i Christendom. Af Anti-Climacus. Nr. I. II. III. Udgivet af S. Kierkegaard. [Practice in Christianity].

      . Original udgave. Kbhvn.: Reitzel 1850. 277 s. Paent rent og velholdt eksemplar indbundet med originalt helt guldsnit i nyt sort glanspapirbind i gammel stil udfört af Rigmor Birkedal Kragh. Navn pa titelblad. Friblad bruneret og med 2 pletter.<br>Rebound in elegant full black glazed paper with the original gilding of all edges extant, done by Rigmor Birkedal Kragh. Nice clean and well-preserved copy printed on vellum paper. Name on title-page. Free end paper browned and with two spots. * Med dedikation fra forfatteren til Jonas Collin. <br>Kierkegaard lod trykke nogle fa eksemplarer af sine udgivelser pa velin, som han lod indbinde i det karateristiske bind af sort glanspapir. Disse blev brugt som gaver til nogle af hans samtidige, ofte med en dedikation pa fribladet. <br>Inscribed from the author to Jonas Collin [1776-1861]. Collin had immense historical influence in Denmark and is particularly remembered for his influence within the arts and culture scene; he was a patron of arts to some of Denmark's most famous Golden Ages poets, including Hans Christian Andersen.<br>Himmelstrup 121..

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U. (jeweils &quote;Hittorf&quote;).

      Paris bzw. o. O., 22. September 1850 bzw. o. D.. Zusammen (1+1½=) 2½ SS. auf 3 (davon 1 Doppel-)Blatt. (Gr.-)8vo.. An den Architekten Gottfried Semper (1803-1879). - Jakob Ignaz Hittorff studierte in Paris an der Ecole des Beaux-Arts bei Charles Percier und Francois-Joseph Belanger und unternahm Studienreisen nach England, Deutschland und Italien. Seit 1833 war er mit der Ausschmückung der Avenue des Champs-Elysees vom Place de la Concorde bis zum Place de l'Etoile (Place Charles de Gaulle) beschäftigt und schuf daneben das (heute nicht mehr existente) Theatre de l'Ambigu und gemeinsam mit seinem Schwiegervater Jean-Baptiste Lepere die Kirche Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (1842-44). &quote;Als sein letztes Pariser Bauwerk schuf Hittorf den Gare du Nord (1861-65). Er gilt als einer der Pioniere der Eisenkonstruktion. Bei seinen archäologischen Studien in Italien und Sizilien erbrachte Hittorf den Nachweis der Polychromie in der griechischen Baukunst&quote; (DBE). - Tls. etwas gebräunt und mit kleineren Randläsuren; der Brief v. 22. September 1850 mit kleiner Numerierung in Bleistift am linken oberen Rand der Recto-Seite von Bl. 1.

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        Doctor und Apotheker. Kolorierte Lithographie eines Arztes im Streit mit einem Apotheker um 1850. Komisches Duett für Baryton und Bass mit Begleitung des Pianoforte componirt von C. Braun

      Stuttgart: Verlag von G. A. Zumsteeg, ohne Jahresangabe (um 1850), Verlagsnummer G.A.Z. 224. Heft mit Fadenbindung, Folio-Großformat (32 x 25 cm), 15 (1) Seiten mit großer farbiger Original-Lithographie auf der Titelseite, bildliche Darstellung ca. 17,5 x 18 cm, zwei Stempel des Vorbesitzers und Nummerierung in roter Tinte auf dem Titelblatt, Einband angestaubt, alle Seiten in der rechten unteren Ecke fingerspurig, letzte Notenseite mit Knickspur in der oberen Ecke, schöner kräftiger und sauberer Abzug vom Stein, sehr selten und für uns anderenorts antiquarisch nicht nachweisbar; 1. Aufl.. Humoristische Original-Lithographie auf dem Titelblatt eines "Komischen Duetts" von C. Braun, in dem ein Arzt und ein Apotheker in heftigen Streit miteinander geraten. "Ei, was hab' ich, Herr Gevatter Apotheker, da gehört, durch die Stadt läuft ein Geschnatter, das hat mir die Ruh gestört. Man erzählt mir da von Pillen, die so schöne Wirkung thun, ohne Wissen, ohne Willen Meiner, Wie? das frag' ich nun." Ein "stummer Hausknecht" hört im Hintergrund zu, vor dem Eingang der Apotheke heimlich lauschende Patientinnen, auf dem Schreibtisch unbezahlte Rechnungen und eine Waage mit Justicia. Puttenfiguren auf Holzsäulen des Apothekerschreibtisches halten sich Augen und Mund zu. Über der ganzen Szene schwebt unter der Decke (fast grinsend) ein ausgestopftes Krokodil.

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        Five Autograph Letters Signed "Charles Monck", landowner and architect, to William Dickson, Clerk of the Peace of the County of Northumberland, containing extensive discussion of legal matters., showing great awareness of legal history

      Belsay, -1856. 1850 - Total 22 (twenty-two) pages, 12mo, good condition. Subjects: [Oct. 1850] receipt of Tynemouth Commission of the Peace; to continue the Tynemouth House of Correction; usefulness of what he had been sent (Commission); all the Commissions should be in "Burns' justice books"; function of the Tynemouth Commission; doesn't extend to mentioning the use of the Sheriff or Jury; someone instructed to sink a well; building of a "Pauper Lunatic A[sylum]"; [Nov. 1850] case of Mr Wiley "argued on point of law in the Exchequer chamber"; case of Lord Audley who "helped another man to commit a rape on his wife (Lady Audley)" - eg is she a witness against her husband?; House of Lords ruling; "the decision in Exchequer Chamber by the 12 judges 2 to 1 is rather a setting aside . . ."; legal ramifications; the "first creation of a peer" (the history); [1854] Thanks for "remembrance of me in my antiquarian pursuits"; "precept out of Chancery for election of a Coroner for North North[umberland] is a very acceptable addiiton to my stock of records"; the history of this precept ("ancient times"); in the "court of the Kings"; memorandum written in Dickson's honour; [1855] indictment on which Socrates was tried "is extant"; extensive discussion including Greek quotation; conclusions; [1856] thanks for the "print of ceremonial enacted in the Common Pleas, on the occasion of the creation of Mr. Watson Q.C. to be Serjeant"; awareness and discussion of the historical background eg. "the highly priviledged Town of Newcastle holds its Gaol delivery perhaps by its ancient priviledges, but requires the presence of a Kings Serjeant . . .

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        WAH-TO-YAH, AND THE TAOS TRAIL

      CINCINNATI, OH: H. W. DERBY & CO. VG+. PUB 1850. FIRST EDITION. ISBN: SUBTITLE: "OR PRAIRIE TRAVEL AND SCALP DANCES WITH A LOOK AT LOS. ISBN: RANCHEROS FROM MULEBACK AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN CAMPFIRE". THIS IS THE FIRST ISSUE WITH PAGE 269 INCORRECTLY NUMBERED 26. BOOK ISVERY NICE WITH A TINY BIT OF WEAR AT THE TOP OF THE SPINE, CORNERSSLIGHTLY RUBBED, A SMALL SURFACE ABRASION ON THE FRONT COVER, BRIGHT GILTTITLE ON THE SPINE, LACKING THE REAR FREE-ENDPAPER, OWNERSHIP STAMP OF H.CHADD CONFECTIONER-PICTON ONTARIO WITH H. CHADD'S OWNERSHIP SIGNATUREDATED 1850. AN EXCELLENT COPY OF A RARE BOOK.. Keywords: SOUTHWEST AMERICA, TRAVEL, INVISIBLE, ABCDEF.

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        AMERICAN NOTES FOR GENERAL CIRCULATION

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1850. First single volume edition. Engraved frontispiece. 8vo, handsomely bound in a contemporary Victorian binding of gilt-bordered three-quarter crushed green morocco over marbled boards with marbled endleaves, spine lettered in gilt and in compartments separated by gilt-decorated wide raised bands. xiii, 175. A fine and handsome copy, very nicely preserved copy with only the lightest mellowing to the spine pane.. Internally very bright and clean with no foxing, unusual for this period. Dickens&#146;s rendering of his journeys in America. He went as far West as St. Louis and describes the people and characteristics of many of the cities and towns along the way including Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Cincinnati. An especially nice copy of this printing.

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        THE SCARLET LETTER

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. FIRST EDITION, First Issue, with advertisements dated March 1, 1850, and with the misprint on p. 21, line 20 "reduplicate" for "repudiate." n. Hardcover. The First Major American Novel,In Excellent Bayntun Morocco. 181 x 111 mm (7 1/8 x 4 3/8"). iv, 322 pp., 4 pp. (ads). FIRST EDITION, First Issue, with advertisements dated March 1, 1850, and with the misprint on p. 21, line 20 "reduplicate" for "repudiate.". FINE MODERN DARK BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO BY BAYNTUN (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with single gilt fillet border, raised bands, spine gilt in single-ruled compartments containing an antique-style letter "A," gilt titling and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Original blindstamped brown cloth covers bound in at rear. Contained in a protective red velvet bag. Front flyleaf with bookplate of Robert LeGresley. BAL 7600. Leaves a shade less than bright (as in the typical copy), occasional corner creases, isolated spots of mild foxing, otherwise A FINE COPY, the text clean and fresh, and in a pristine binding. This is a volume of firsts: the first edition, first issue of Hawthorne&#39;s first novel, his first publication for Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, and generally recognized as the first major American novel. Described by Day as "Hawthorne&#39;s masterpiece and one of the world&#39;s greatest novels," "The Scarlet Letter" probes the nature of sin, guilt, repentance, and salvation. Set in Salem in the early years of the Massachussetts Colony, the story tells of the scarlet "A" (standing for "adultery") embroidered on the dress of Hester Prynne, and the secret "A" searing the heart of her child&#39;s father, the seemingly saintly Reverend Dimmesdale. According to ANB, "Hawthorne&#39;s tightly plotted, densely symbolic, and psychologically probing story of concealed and revealed sin in seventeenth-century Boston is his most serious work of moral and cultural history. In his day as in ours, readers struggle to understand its main characters in the context of a repressive society. Arguably, Hawthorne&#39;s greatest achievement is his heroine Hester Prynne." One of the major figures in the history of literature in the United States, Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-64) was among those who first inspired the idea of "American literature," a national literature that could take its place alongside its well-established European forebears. Probably more than any other writer of stature in 19th century America, Hawthorne combined vivid imagination with careful, structured craft. The press run for this title was 2,500, so the book is not difficult to find for sale, but well-preserved copies in original cloth are quite uncommon now. Consequently, an attractively bound copy like the present one (with original covers and spine bound in) is a desirable alternative. (The book may be purchased without the bag.).

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        ALBUM OF FIFTEEN WATERCOLORS OF PLANTS, FLOWERS, FRUIT, AND A BIRD].

      [American. nd, ca. ]. 1850 - Fifteen watercolors total, heightened with gum arabic, ranging in size from 2 x 2 inches, to 7 x 6 inches. The illustrations are bordered either by lace or gilt and affixed to colored paper, or are done on a sheet with a lithographic border. Interleaved with blank colored pages, some of them with stamped or lithographic borders. Quarto. Original morocco album, elaborately stamped in blind and gilt, expertly rebacked in matching style, a.e.g. A bit of light rubbing to extremities of boards, corners worn. Internally clean, with the colors very bright. Near fine. In a half morocco and cloth box. A lovely album of quite accomplished amateur watercolors depicting plants, flowers, fruit, and a bird. The style of the album binding is American, as are some of the tree leaves illustrated, but neither the album nor any of the illustrations are signed. It is evidently the work of a talented amateur, skilled in the use of watercolors. Each illustration has been carefully highlighted with gum arabic in order to heighten certain colors or shades. Among the images is a bouquet of autumnal oak leaves, a branch of plums, a group of cherries, a rose, pansies, and several other plants and flowers. One of the largest and most striking illustrations is of a bird perched upon a leafy branch with blue coloring on its head and back, brown feathers at the tips of its wings, and a white belly. A very appealing example of the mid-Victorian fashion for creating personal albums of artistic renderings of nature.

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        Paintings of a Groined Ceiling in the Church of St. Francesco at Lodi

      A wonderfully detailed chromolithograph by Lewis Gruner measuring from his book ?‘Specimens of Ornamental Art Selected from the Best Models of the Classical Epochs’ published in London by Thomas M'Lean in 1850. This print measures approximately 20” x 25”During the 19th century, “pattern books” became popular in Europe, which gave access to decorative elements recorded from cultures all over the world. Gruner’s Specimens of Ornamental Art contains illustrations of ornamental detail found on Italian architecture from the 12th - 15th centuries. This volume is considered to be one of the finest examples of color printing, or chromolithography, from the 19th century.Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing/staining and a few ink stains in the margins.

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        Tesselated Pavements from the Earliest Christian Churches at Rome. A. Part of Pavement from Sta. Maria in Trastevere XIIth Ceny. B.C._ Two Designs in Outline from Sta. Maria Maggiore. Vth Century

      [London: Thomas McLean, 1850. Color printed lithograph with hand-finishing. A superb and colorful plate from the seminal "Specimens of Ornamental Art" Ludwig Gruner designed this study of motifs of ancient and Renaissance classicism while he resided in England. There he had participated in the design of the Crystal Palace and advised Prince Albert and Queen Victoria on acquisitions for what would become the Victoria and Albert Museum. Indeed, this sumptuous work on Roman and Italian design was dedicated to Prince Albert. His bold renditions of largely forgotten Classical pictorial ideas excited a revival in interest in earlier ages and cultures and spawned Owen Jones&#39; work on ornamental motifs generally. But Gruner&#39;s grand, striking visual quotes from Italian palaces, churches and ancient buildings resonated with the Imperial mindset of England, France and Germany and established Classicism, once again, as the appropriate mode of architecture and design for rulers.

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