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        Ces Amours d’enfans

      Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie., 1850. - Love These Children! But the Joys and Sweets of FatherhoodAre Extremely Scarce[DAUMIER, Honoré. Henri-Daniel Plattel. Jules Platier]. Ces Amours d’enfans. Joies et Douceurs de la Paternité. Paris: Aubert & Cie, [n.d., ca. 1850]. Oblong octavo. Hand-colored lithographed title by Auguste Belin, and sixteen hand-colored lithographed plates heightened with gum arabic, eight by Daumier, the remaining by Plattel or Platier. [16 pp. at rear as Aubert catalog].Publishers blind-stamped leather-grain red cloth over boards, spine lettered in gilt, "121" in gilt to upper cover. A very clean. bright, and fine copy.Reversed restrikes from the Aubert series, Croquis D'Expressions, 100 lithographed prints originally appearing in Le Charivari 1838-1839, fifty-five of which were executed by Daumier, the remainder by Henri-Daniel Plattel and Jules Platier. All artist signatures have been removed and the hand-coloring is far more bright and vivid than the original issue prints that we have seen.Croquis D'Expressions was never formally collected by Chez Aubert into an album. There are no copies of this later issue by Aubert collected under this new title in institutional holdings worldwide, nor auction records. The Plates (with Daumier Registry # where applicable):1. Est-il gentil, notre bibi! il a déja un petit air scélérat, le gueux! (Daumier, DR #470).2. Crie donc, mátin!.égosille toi donc. et que çca pas fermer l'oeil pour un méchant moutard!.le diable emporte es enfans, je n'en veux plus (Daumier, DR# 467).3. Oh! ce Chérubin, comme il dort gentiment! Tiens, Gustave, c'est ton portrait, tout craché! (Daumier, DR# 513).4. Allons bon, les voilá tous trois partis.travaillez donc, au milieu de ce charivari.chiens d'enfans! (Daumier, DR# 491).5. Vous allex voir!.vous allez voir, ça va arréter le sang comme avec la main!! (Daumier, DR# 497).6. Oui, ma chére, laissez-moi lui donner cette petite soupe aux choux et vous verrez que ça lui vaudra mieux que tous leux drogues de médicine (Plattel or Platier).7. Hein! quelle jolie tournure!///faudra en faire in avocat, pas vrai?.ou ben un grand artiste. (Plattel or Platier).8. Puisuq tu es si riche, ma tante vent bien t'epouser, quoi que tu es bien laid et que tu n'as pas d'esprit du tout.c'est égal à ma tante.n'est ce pas, ma tante? (Daumier, DR# 505).9. Appuyez fort, gna rien de meyeur our les coupe ou les tombres as pas peur Guguste, ca te guérira, ti va voir (Daumer, DR# 492).10. Tenez vous un peu tranquilles, mes enfans, vous finiriez peut-etre par ennuyer monsieur.(Plattel or Platier).11. Le Maitre: Qu entendez vous par l'axe d'un cercle? (Plattel or Platier).12. Lolo, qu'aime tu mieux de ton papa ou de la maman? - J'aime mieux les confitures (Daumier, DR# 500).13. C'est vrai aussi, vous la contrariez toujours, cet enfant! (Plattel or Platier).14. Y disait comme ça: ton vieux grigou de père nous l'avons bien mis dedans. (Plattel or Platier).15. Allons, bon! tu me fais porter le petit, porter ton cabas, tu me fais mouller.tu gardes le parapluie et tute plains (Plattel or Platier).16. Comment, méchant, vous pleurez, vous criez toute la nuit.voulez vous bien vous taire, et faire une petite risette à papa.(Plattel or Platier).

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        The Natural History of Ireland.

      1850 - In four volumes. (1) Birds, Comprising the Orders Raptories & Insessions. Pages xx, 434. London: Reeve, 1849. (2) Birds, Comprising the Orders Rasores & Grallatories. Pages xi, 350. [1850]. (3) Birds, Comprising the Order Natatores. Pages vii, 491. [1851]. (4) Mammalia, Reptiles, and Fishes. Also Invertebrata. Pages xxxii, 516. [1856]. Each with a separate index, frontis. portrait of the author to volume 1. Uniformly bound in original light green cloth, decorated in blind, gilt titles to spines. Light wear to head & tail of spines, corners bumped. The definetive early work on Irish natural history. Thompson, born in Belfast, retired from the linen business and devoted himself to nature study. He published extensively in scientific journals and published this great work from 1849-56. The final volume being published after his death. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Wien Artaria um 1850 - Tonlithographie von Franz X. Sandmann nach Nicolas M J. Chapuy, gedruckt bei Reiffenstein & Rösch, Bildausschnitt 27 x 39,5 cm, Blattgr. 45 x 62 cm Nicht bei Nebehay-Wagner. Im Bild kaum stockfleckig, im breiten weißen Rand minimal. Seltene großformatige Tonlithografie von Linz.

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      Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1848/1849/1850. - Three volumes. 120 handcolored lithographed plates, many heightened with gum arabic, by J.T. Bowen chiefly after Charles Bird King, one handcolored lithographed dedication leaf "To the memory of Washington." Contemporary red morocco, embossed panels, spines gilt, gilt inner dentelles, neatly rebacked with original spines laid down, a.e.g. Light scattered toning and foxing. Very good. In a cloth slipcase. The first octavo edition of McKenney and Hall's classic work, first published in large folio format in 1836-44, and first appearing in smaller format in the present edition. This octavo edition was reprinted many times, but this first is by far the best for quality of printing and coloring of the plates. After six years as superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the American Indians for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827 he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with American Indian tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1839, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years he was joined by James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer, and from 1833 Cincinnati banker, who had written extensively about the West. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the North American Indians. The work is now famous for its color plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors and squaws of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates) or worked up by King from the watercolors of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. All but four of the original paintings were destroyed in the disastrous Smithsonian fire of 1865, so their appearance in this work preserves what is probably the best likeness of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the early 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. HOWES M129. BENNETT, p.79. SABIN 43411.

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        [Manuscript and Printed Scores]: Varieties - Piano: A collection of Waltzes and Opera arrangements for Piano

      (Wein: Ant. Diabelli & Comp.). [no date - circa 1850-1860]. First. One bound volume containing 52 manuscript leaves of music on the versos and rectos of each sheet (bound in at the front), and 10 printed scores totaling 116 pages of music. Text in German. Oblong quarto. Measures 13.5" x 10.25". Contemporary half morocco and cloth boards, with "Varieties-Piano" stamped in gilt on the spine. Scuffing at the joints and corners, scattered foxing, a few early wove-paper repairs, about very good. A unique, custom bound collection of popular waltzes and opera arrangements for piano, most likely assembled by a Viennese-based musician in the 1850s. Only one of the manuscript arrangements is signed and dated: "Clementine Steiner ... Marz 1853." Most of the printed scores were published by the famous Viennese music publisher and composer Anton Diabelli in the Euterpe series from the 1840s and 1850s.The manuscript leaves consists of about 17 short pieces and 18 longer works (most of which range from four to 10 pages each). Among the scores in manuscript are piano arrangements from Wagner's Der fliegende Hollander, Rienzi, Lohengrin, and Tannhauser. Also included are arrangements from operas by Verdi, Donizetti, Meyerbeer, and Gounod. The music is neatly written in ink (with one short section in pencil), most likely in two different hands, with the titles, tempos, and lyrics in German. Bound-in after the manuscript scores are 10 printed scores ranging from three to 13 pages each. These include waltzes by Josef Strauss, H.C. Lumbye, Joseph Lanner, and others; and various extracts from operas by Bellini arranged for piano by Anton Diabelli. A unique and pleasing collection of waltzes and operatic melodies from Vienna's golden age. A detailed list of the individual arrangements and printed scores is available upon request. .

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        [Opp. 12, 13, 44, 80, 81]. Quartetten für 2 Violinen, Bratsche und Bass... in Partitur. No. 1 [II-VI]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PNs 6429, 2543, 6371, 6372, 6373, 8300]. [ca. 1850, 1841, 1840, 1840, 1840, 1851]. I (Op. 13) 1f. (title), 47, [i] (blank) pp. First Edition, later issue. Bodleian Cat. III, 609. Krause 178. II (Op. 12)1f. (title), 39, [i] (blank) pp. First Edition. Hoboken 10, 131. Krause 176.III (Op. 44 no. 1)1f. (title), 44 pp. Engraved. Not in Hoboken, Krause or Bodleian Cat.IV (Op. 44 no. 2)1f. (title), 48 pp. First Edition. Hoboken 16, 204. Bodleian Cat. III, 618. V (Op. 44 no. 3)1f. (title), 55, [i] (blank) pp. First Edition. Hoboken 16, 205. Bodleian Cat. III, 623. VI (Op. 80)1f. (title), 41, [i] (blank) pp. First Edition. Hoboken 16, 268. Krause 69. Bodleian Cat. III, 629. Bound with:Andante, Scherzo, Capriccio u. Fuge... Op. 81. No. 9 der nachgelassenen Werke. Partitur. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN] 8304 [1851]. 1f. (title), 35, [i] (blank) pp. First Edition. Hoboken 16, 270. Krause 194. Bodleian Cat. III, 295. 7 volumes bound in one. Large octavo. 19th century quarter dark green leather with marbled boards. Engraved throughout. Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped; tear to portion of spine. Occasional minor foxing and small defects. A very good copy overall. . "Between 1827 and 1847 Mendelssohn composed six string quartets, and had begun work on a seventh at the end of his life (the Andante and Scherzo from op.81 may have belonged to this final project). The first two, op.13 in A minor (1827) and op.12 in E (1829), show a rapprochement with the late quartets of Beethoven. To the Swedish musician Adolf Lindblad Mendelssohn explained his concern for the organic relationship of the various movements to the whole. In op.12 the opening of the first movement is brought back to conclude the finale; in op.13 the quintessential thematic material is drawn from the lied Frage (op.9 no.1), with explicit quotations from the song in the outer and more hidden references in the inner movements of the quartet. The three quartets op.44, written during the idyllic period of Mendelssohn's honeymoon and first year of marriage, show signs of a Classical tendency. In striking contrast is the discordant last quartet, op.80 in F minor, generally viewed as Mendelssohn's response to the death of his sister." R. Larry Todd in Grove online

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        Message From the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress, at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirty-First Congress, December 2,1850.

      Printed for the Senate, Washington, D.C. 1850 - Marbled boards, black cloth spine with gold title. Contents include report of Maj. Osborn Cross on his 1849 expedition from Fort Leavenworth to Oregon including 36 lithographs; reports by Texas Ranger Capt. John S. "Rip" Ford on Indian skirmishes; a report by Capt. S. G. French on the 1949 march by the 3d infantry San Antonio to El Paso; report by Major Chapman of Captain Loves exploration of the upper Rio Grande with two keel boats; report of Major D. H. Vinton about his trip to California. Besides the reports here mentioned, there is a wealth of information on military affairs in the several frontier regions. Map and excellent lithograps. This copy was presented by Senator Hanibal Hamlin (later Lincoln's first vice president) to Dr. Holms, a well known Maine physician. Corners worn, 1" tear head of spine, foot of spine rubbed. Paste-downs are foxed and text is evenly toned in some pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Danube Illustré. Pour faire suite a Constantinople Ancienne et Moderne, au voyage en Syrie, etc. / Vues d'après nature dessinées par BARTLETT, gravées par plusieurs artistes anglais

      - Edition Française / revue par H. L. Sazerac.- Paris: H. Mandeville, Libraire-Editeur (Typographie Félix Malteste et Cie.), [s.a., ca. 1850].- 2 Tomos en un solo volumen (2 h., XX,68 p.; 2 h., 102 p.): ilustrado con profusión de finísimos grabados al acero, a saber: el tomo 1º con 32 grabados incluyendo un frontispicio y una portada grabada; el tomo 2º también con 32 grabados incluyendo un frontispicio; 4º (27 cm.); Los 2 Tomos Encuadernados en un solo volumen en Plena piel de color crudo, lomera sin dorar y con 4 nervios, contracantos de los planos con rueda en seco, cortes pintados al agua, guardas en papel de aguas satinado en tonos azules y burdeos.- La lomera y parte de los planos con una marca de humedad poco acusada. El tomo 2º tiene el papel algo más oscuro que el primero a causa de la acidez. En general se encuentra la obra en muy buen estado con los grabados perfectos, tan solo unos pocos tienen alguna mota de óxido. ES UN DELICIOSO LIBRO DE VIAJES SIGUIENDO EL CURSO DEL RIO DANUBIO. Livre en français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Miscellaneous Works of Henry C. Carey (1850-1868)

      Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird. (1850-1868). First. Thick octavo. Dark green cloth boards. Volume title page (no date) and 15 pamphlets and longer works published individually from 1850 through 1868, each work with separate pagination and 13 with separate title pages and imprints. A scarce, early collected edition of Carey's influential works on American finance and trade, slavery, and Reconstruction. Carey was a leading economist of the American School and one of the founding fathers of American social science. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, number stamp, and small ink stamp on the first title page only, else no other markings. A very good clean copy that includes: "The Harmony of Interests; Agricultural, Manufacturing, and Commercial." (Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1868), "Letters to the President, on the Foreign and Domestic Policy of the Union." (Philadelphia: M. Polock, 1857-1858), "Financial Crises: Their Causes and Effects." (Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1864), and "Reconstruction: Industrial, Financial, and Political. (Philadelphia: Collins, Printer, 1867). A full list of all 15 works is available. .

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        Bound album of 34 drawings (20 by Corbould, 14 by Unwins)

      England, 1820-1850 - The English illustrator HENRY CORBOULD (1787-1844), studied at the Royal Academy (with among others, Fuseli) and he quickly developed a taste for neo-classical historical painting. He soon concentrated "his efforts - on perfecting a delicate, rather feminine, neo-classical style which suited the purposes of refined Regency book illustration. During the remainder of his career he was 'extensively employed by publishers to make drawings for engravings, and the number of his designs, which adorn many books amount to several hundreds' (J. Britton, The autobiography of -, 2.172). This is also reflected in those works he continued to send to the Royal Academy exhibition, which were predominantly compositions of a sentimental and literary genre, commissioned to illustrate the novels of Walter Scott or the poetry of Byron and Crabbe. As was the case with J. F. Dove's edition of Fanny Burney's Cecilia, or, Memoirs of an Heiress (1825), many of Corbould's illustrations were turned into steel-engravings by his cousin Charles Heath; in other instances they were reproduced in fashionable media such as lithography and stipple engraving -" (ODNB). The 20 small Corbould drawings in this album (one of which is signed), are typical of his book work: his portrait of William Shenstone, possibly for Samuel Johnson's LIVES OF THE POETS; the design for the engraved title-page of "THE GRACES, OR LITERARY SOUVENIR -London | Printed for Hurst and Robinson, 1824"; an illustration for Hugh Kelly's, MEMOIRS OF A MAGDALEN ("Sir Robt Harold coldly endeavouring to console Miss Mildmay | Vol. 1, p. 48"); and numerous illustrations for various adventures and romances, as yet to be identified. Corbould's contemporary, THOMAS UWINS (1782-1857), also was able to enter the Royal Academy Schools, where he exhibited miniature portraits, and contributed illustrations to Rudolf Ackermann's Westminster Abbey (1812), Oxford University (1814), Cambridge University (1815), and Public Schools (1816). Eventually, Uwins evolved to larger forms and while living for several years in Rome, Venice, and Naples, began to paint in larger forms in oil. His illustration work includes Shakespeare, Virgil, Horace, King Arthur and the Round Table, Robinson Crusoe, etc. The 14 exquisite drawings displayed here amply display his skill and mastery of the small, watercolor illustration Pen and ink, watercolor, and wash drawings mounted; one signed by Corbould, 3 signed by Unwins. Double-matted and handsomely bound on hinges in full brown morocco. A few drawings show minor foxing, but overall beautifully preserved [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        PANORAMA DELLA COSTA delle isole di Dalmazia nei viaggi dei piroscafi del Lloyd Adriatico austriaco. Disegnato per ordine dello Stabilimento suddetto da

      Lit. di B. Linassi,, Trieste, 1850 - in-8 obl. (mm.250x168), bella leg. cart. rosa edit. con tit. oro al piatto ant. Belliss. antip. inc. in rame. Splendido album di 40 litografie in seppia (mm.165x240) raff. il profilo delle coste dalmate viste dal mare iniziando dall'Istria (Promontore) fino a Buda. Le 40 vedute unite sviluppano una lunghezza di metri 8,60. Nel 1838 il Lloyd austriaco istituì un servizio di linea da Trieste fino alle Bocche di Cattaro: per illustrare i propri itinerari la Compagnia affidò al pittore triestino Giuseppe Rieger il compito di riprodurre i paesaggi e i porti dell'Istria e della Dalmazia da Pola alle Bocche di Cattaro. La raccolta sembra compilata con accurata attenzione alle esigenze di informazione dei passeggeri, quasi una sintetica guida turistica. Su ogni disegno sono riportati in italiano i nomi dei luoghi con l'indicazione della distanza in miglia da Trieste; ma spesso compaiono anche notizie ulteriori, dal numero di abitanti all'altezza dei rilievi montuosi; dalle autorità residenti nelle località più importanti alle caratteristiche di edifici particolari. Un altro aspetto che non passa ignorato è il senso di quiete che le vedute esprimono, nel rappresentare acque calme in prossimità della costa, come se la navigazione si svolgesse interamente all'interno di canali tranquilli, quasi per infondere sicurezza nei passeggeri. Le vedute, oltre al profilo delle coste con i paesi rivieraschi, raffigurano fari su isolotti e imbarcazioni di vario genere. Prima edizione. Ottimo stato di conservazione nella veste tipografica originale. [307]

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        Panorama von Hamburg. 2 Lithographien von und nach J. Schöpel. Hamb., Fuchs, um 1850. Je 45 x 72 cm.,

      1850 - Phantastisches großformatiges Panorama von der Hamburger Aussen- und Binnenalster mit Ruderbooten und Ausflugsdampfern samt Lombardsbrücke, Esplanade, Alster-Glacis sowie zahlreichen Gebäuden. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Karte uber eine Reise von Independence nach Santa Fe, Chihuahua, Monterrey und Matamoros von . . .

      Braunschweig 1850 - "Frederick Adolphus Wislizenus, M.D., last heard of in 1840, headed for Chihuahua in 1846, and after being exiled for six months joined Doniphan's expedition on its trip home. In 1848, the Senate published his 'Memoir of a tour to Northern Mexico'. [.] 'A tour from Independence to Santa Fe, Chihuahua, Monterrey and Matamoros,' [.] is just what its title indicates. Many routes and caravan routes are shown in Texas, and the author's route is displayed in detail, along with the mountains he could see on either side of his long trail. (Wagner Camp 159; 30th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Misc. Doc. 26). A German edition, with the same maps (titles translated) was published at Braunschweig in 1850, the text having been translated by George M. Von Ross." (Wheat, Vol 3, 10)"In 1848 Dr. A. Wislizenus, of St. Louis, published his 'Memoir of a tour to Northern Mexico, connected with Col. Doniphan's expedition, in 1846 and 1847,' with two maps, one of the journey and the other of the geological phenomena he had seen. The first is a map of considerable value, though it does not extend west of the New Mexico settlements nor north of the Arkansas River. A number of routes to New Mexico and across Texas are shown, and Doniphan's campaign is carefully followed from Independence, through New and Old Mexico to the camp of June 2nd, 1847, at Reynosa, near the mouth of the Rio Grande." (Wheat, Vol 3, 53-4), Size : 490x400 (mm), 19.25x15.75 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline, 0 Very Good, lower left margin has been extended.

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        CARTA ITINERARIA con cenni illustrativi sulla linea della I. R. Strada ferrata Ferdinandea Lombardo Veneta da Venezia a Milano - Reise-Karte mit illustrationen der Lombardisch-venetianischen Ferdinands-Eisenbahn von Venedig bis Mailand.

      1850 ca,, S.l.n.d., 1850 - album a leporello in-16 (mm. 170x3000), leg. m. tela coeva con tit. e fregi in oro al piatto ant., con testo italiano e tedesco. Il tracciato della Ferdinandea con belle vedute litografiche di Verona, Montebello, Vicenza, Padova, Venezia e altre loclità minori toccate dalla ferrovia. Belliss. esempl. [MM2-183]

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        "Panorama von Berlin vom königl. Zeughause gesehen".

      . Lithographie n. u. v. F. v. Laer ( Druck v. Zöllner in Berlin) b. Zawitz in Berlin, um 1850, 20,7 x 60,5. Nicht bei Kiewitz; Ernst, Laer, Nr. 10 und Abb. - Der Betrachter steht auf dem Dach des Zeughauses und blickt auf die Straße "Unter den Linden". Links das Prinzessinen Palais, Opernhaus, Blibliothek, rechts Neue Wache und Universität. Weit im Hintergrund das Brandenburger Tor. Links im Hintergrund die Hedwigskirche und die Türme des franz. und deutschen Doms. - Leider mit zahlr. restaurierten Randeinrissen.

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        Green's Alphabetical Panorama

      London: Darton and Co.. Paper pastedown on boards, cloth spine. Good Plus. A scarce ABC concertina charmer, with touches of hand-coloring. N.d., circa 1850. Leporello with 28 panels, including frontis, title, and then a panel for each letter of the alphabet. The frontis aand title are fully hand-colored, and afterward, the letters are hand-colored, with a single letter shown twice on each panel, with the object illustrated alongside rendered in black and white. The objects are mostly animals, with a smattering of other things such as windmill, for W, jug, for J, etc. The one sentence captions are didactic in nature, with the two that face each other rhyming, aiding with the singsong flow. Oblong. The boards measure 16 by 17 cm. Scarce, with only three institutional copies located on OCLC (more institutions have a microfilm image of the item). Cracks and soiling of the front board pastedown. Soiling scattered throughout the leporello proper. A few repaired small closed tears. Some sloppiness at the folds

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        St. Michael.

      Wien, Bermann, um 1850.. Lithografie mit Tonplatte von Franz Xaver Sandmann nach Jakob Alt, Bildausschnitt je ca. 24,5 x 36,5 cm, Blattgr. ca. 35 x 47 cm.. Nebehay-Wagner 26/35. Die aus 50 Ansichten bestehenden Serie von J. Alt und Sandmann zählt aufgrund ihrer Detailgenauigkeit und der reizenden figürlichen Staffage zu den schönsten Donauserien; breitrandig und in gutem Zustand, leicht stockfleckig und minimal lichtrandig.

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        The American Journal of Science and Arts, Second Series, Volumes 1-10 (1846-1850)

      Printed for the Editors by B.L. Hamlen, Printer to Yale College, New Haven 1850 - Periodical. Second Series, Volumes 1-10 (bound in five separate full linen cloth volumes). Octavos. Illustrated with plates and maps, some folding. Ex-library set with gilt spine titles, bookplates, and a few scattered ink stamps, else very good. Owned and edited by Benjamin Silliman, professor of chemistry and natural history at Yale College, "Silliman's Journal" was the world's leading scientific journal in the first half of the 19th Century. This set features Silliman's printed correspondence with distinguished scientists throughout the world, and numerous papers on American geology, topography, botany, and zoology. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Il carnevale italiano ovvero teatri, maschere e feste presso gli antichi e i moderni.

      Vallardi,, Milano, 1850 - Album oblungo di cm. 14 x 20, pp. 110 (2). Antiporta figurata e 16 tavole fuori testo. Il tutto inciso in rame. Brossura originale interamente decorata e con titoli al piatto anteriore. Solo qualche fioritura e limitate tracce d'uso, ma bell'esemplare, fresco e genuino come è raro per quest'opera. Le tavole raffigurano coppie di maschere impersonate da fanciulli nel loro costume teatrale. Con notizie riguardanti le feste antiche e medioevali, i tornei, le commedie, le danze, la musica e il carnevale. Cfr. Pitré 3720. Molto raro soprattutto quando completo e con la brossura originale decorata. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Gardeners Magazine of Botany, Thomas Moore & William Ayres, 1850

      Moore, Thomas & William P. Ayers : The Gardeners Magazine of Botany. London William S. Orr, 1850-1851. 3 volumes, 4to, size approx. 200mm x 270mm. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. 5 raised bands, 4 gilt motifs with gilt titles to 2 pieces to spine, gilt finish to back and corners. All edges and endpapers marbled as front and back board. Hand coloured lith title to volume 1, half title, January to June 1850, printer imprint to verso, preface [v} - vi, Index {vii}- xii with errata. Pp324, text framed in decorative border, with 127 woodcut illustrations within text. 32 hand coloured plates, many heightened of plants and insects. Volume 2, title, July to December ,1850. Preface [v} - vi, Index {vii}- xii. Pp300, text framed in decorative border, with 93 woodcut illustrations within text. 30 hand coloured plates of flowers and fruits, many heightened. Volume 3, title, January to December 1851. Preface [v} - vi, Index {vii}- xii. Pp339, text framed in decorative border, with 93 woodcut illustrations within text. 30 hand coloured plates of flowers and fruits, many heightened. A lovely complete set of books.

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        Danseuses de l'Opera Costumes des Principaux Ballets Dessines par Alophe

      Paris: Au Bureau du Journal Les Modes Parisiennes. Printed by Imprimerie Auguste Bry. Typography: Henri Plon. First Edition. Wraps, with Custom-Made Folder. Very Good . N.d., circa 1850. Colas 103 gives an earlier date, 1838, but this is improbable based on some of the dancers and roles depicted. Fourteen hand-colored plates of the leading ballerinas of the day, all in performance: Taglioni, in La sylphide (a role she created in 1832); Rosati, in Corsaire; Ferraris, in des Elfes; Zaina Richard, in Marco Spada; Marquet, in Marco Spada; Marquet, in le ballet du Dieu et la bayadère; Fiocre, in L'amour de Pierre de Medicis; Cassegrain, in Marco Spada; Emarot, in Guillaume Tell; Emma Livry, in Herculanum; Caroline, in Marco Spada; Plunkett, in La mañola de La favorite; Vibon, in le ballet Vert-Vert; and Lefevre, in Orfa. Aided by the restrained use of color, which bears a similarity to how photographs would be hand colored, the illustrations have a near-photographic quality, and they thereby convey to us the physical aesthetic that prevailed in the mid-nineteenth century on the dance stage. Measuring 34 by 25 cm. The green wraps have a paper infill where there was edge chipping and tearing. Spine paper now gone. After heavy soiling on the first tissue guard, though, the plates are all clean and bright, and other than tiny corner creases, without issue. A handsome tan cloth custom-made box now houses the book.

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        The Phantom World: or, The Philosophy of Spirits, Apparitions, &c.

      London: Richard Bentley:, Second English edition., 1850 - 2 volumes in 1, thick 8vo., [xxxii, 378pp + vi, 362pp., bound in recent very good quality brown half morocco over marbled boards (by Delrue, Old Court Bindery), spine titled in gilt with raised bands. A VG+ attractive clean copy in a good quality binding. Calmet's influential work on angels, demons, spirits and vampires, originally published in French in 1746, first appeared in an anonymous English translation in 1759. This translation is taken from the two volume 1751 third edition, a much expanded and revised version, and the last to be corrected by Calmet himself. (Coumont, C7.9). Calmet, Augustin 1672-1757, French biblical scholar, a Benedictine abbot at Nancy and Sens. A Benedictine of the congregation of Saint-Vannes and one of the most renowned Bible scholars of his day. Calmet was born February 16, 1672, at Minil-la-Horgne, Lorraine, France. He studied at the Benedictine monastery at Breuil and entered the order in 1688. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1696. Calmet is most remembered today for his single work, Dissertations sur les apparitions, des anges, des démons et des esprits, et sur les revenants et vampires de Hongrie, de Boheme, de Moravie et de Silésie (Paris, 1746), a broad survey of supernatural/occult events across Europe. The first volume of this work dealt with spirits and apparitions, but it was the second volume, on revenants and vampires, that stirred up controversy. Like the work of his Italian colleague Archbishop Gioseppe Davanzati, Calmet's study of vampirism was set off by waves of vampire reports form Germany and eastern Europe. Vampirism, for all practical purposes, did not exist in France and was largely unknown to the scholarly community there until the early eighteenth century. Calmet was impressed with the detail and corroborative testimonies of incidents of vampirism coming out of eastern Europe and believed that it was unreasonable to simply dismiss them. As a theologian, he recognized that the existence and actions of such beings could have an important bearing on various theological conclusions concerning the nature of the afterlife. Calmet thought it necessary to establish the veracity of such reports and to understand the phenomena in light of the church's world view. Calmet finished his work a short time after the Sorbonne roundly condemned the reports and, especially, the desecration of the bodies of people believed to be vampires. Calmet defined a vampire as a person who had been dead and buried and then returned from the grave to disturb the living by sucking their blood and even causing death. The only remedy for vampirism was to dig up the body of the vampire and either sever its head and drive a stake through the chest or burn the body. Using that definition, Calmet collected as many accounts of vampirism as possible from official reports, newspapers, eyewitness reports, travelogues, and critical pieces from his learned colleagues. The majority of space in his published volume was taken up with the anthology of all his collected data. Calmet was unable to reach a conclusion beyond the various natural explanations that had been offered. He left the whole matter open, but seemed to favor the existence of vampires, noting that " it seems impossible not to subscribe to the belief which prevails in these countries that these apparitions do actually come forth from the graves and that they are able to produce the terrible effects which are so widely and so positively attributed to them." He thus set up conditions for the heated debate that was to ensue during the 1850s. Calmet's book became a best-seller. It went through three French printings, in 1746, 1747, and 1748. It appeared in a German edition in 1752 and in an English edition in 1759 (reprinted in 1850 as The Phantom World). Calmet was immediately attacked by colleagues for taking the vampire stories seriously. Although he tried to apply such critical methods as he had available to him, he never really questioned the leg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Lea and Blanchard, 1850., 1850. First edition. 12mo. Original decorated, black cloth. x-xxiv, 3-172 pp. + 38 pp. of advertisements. Introduction. The author of this important and fascinating work, as Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers, left New York in September, 1846 bound for California on board the Thomas H. Perkins, arriving in the San Francisco harbor in March, 1847. His military duties transferred him to La Paz, Monterey, and Pueblo de Los Angelos, the latter from which he was discharged on September 18, 1848. Immediately departing for San Francisco, he arrived on October 18 and left for the placers and the quest for gold in October 25, 1848. The author's introduction best describes his subsequent narrative: "A narrative of my journey to, and life and adventures in, the golden region of California, during the autumn, winter, and spring of 1848-9, with a full and complete description of the principal placers, the process of extracting gold from the earth, and the necessary machines and implements; a theory of the origin of the Golden Sands; an account of the gold-bearing quartz of the Sierra Nevada; a history of the rise and progress of the principal new towns and cities; the formation of the State Government, and a six months' residence on the Gulf of lower California...a truthful narrative, and statistics upon which reliance may be placed...a resident within her borders for nearly three years, conversant with the language, manners, and customs of her inhabitants, an observer of her wonderful growth, and a gold-digger for six months...." An excellent narrative by an articulate observer and participant. "Authoritative source on the early period of the gold discoveries by a resident of California at the time."--Wright Howes. Graff 472: "One of the chiefest sources of authority for the history of that period."--Cowan. "One of the most important contributions to the history of California."--Bancroft (Cal. VI, p.98). Wheat 28 says "The author came to California with Stevenson's Regiment of New York Volunteers. His book is one of the earliest authentic personal accounts of the California diggings." Light wear to the spine ends, a small old water stain to bottom edge of first four pages, inked name on front pastedown sheet and a few ink spots on front and rear fly leaf, text block clean with no foxing. An attractive binding in very good condition.

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        Set of Uniformly bound series on Works including The Token of Friendship, or Home. The Centre of Affection; Paul & Virginia; translated from the French of Barnardin H.DeSaint Pierre; The Beauties of Festus: Compiled , with a Copious Index by a Festonian; Young Lady;or Guide to Knowledge, Virtue and Happiness; The Young Man; or Guide to Knowledge,Virtue, and Happiness; Forget-Me-Not by Mrs Lunt; Elizabeth; or, The Exile of Siberia, A Tale Founded on Facts; from the French of Madame Cottin; The Philopena, or Frienship's Token: A Present for all Seasons; Plato: His Life, Works, Opinions and Influence. by Enoch Pond; The Wedding Dress. Edited by A Lady; The Ladies' and Gentlemens' Letter-Writer ... ; The Way to Heaven: or, a Help to Christians

      Boston: G.W. Cottrell, n.d. (c. 1850-1870s). (COTTRELL, G.W., PUBLISHER) 12 vols., 12mo (120 x 75 mm). Some with engraved frontispieces and some with chromolithographic frontispieces. Uniformly bound in purple blind embossed publisher's cloth, gold stamped wreath on upper covers with title in gilt within, a.e.g., spines stamped in gilt and uniformly sunned, in blue cloth open-faced slipcase

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        Gesamtans., "Saarbrücken von der Nord Seite".

      . Lithographie v. Müller n. Richard b. Simon in Straßburg, um 1850, 28 x 41,5. Seltenes Blatt.

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        Werke in 3 Einzelbänden. Bd. I: Reise in den Orient. Bd. II: Oktobernächte / Lorelei / Illuminaten. Bd. III: Die Töchter der Flamme. München, Winkler Verlag 1986, 1988, 1989. 8°, 932, 623, 670 Seiten. Ganzledereinband mit Goldkoptschnitt u. Lesebändchen sowie transparentem Umschlag im Schuber. Zustand: Ungelesenes u. neuwertiges Exemplar (beim Bd. 3 die Innenseite des V-Folien getrennt) aus einer Privatsammlung v. ca. 150 Bänden in gleicher Qualität in meinem Ebay-Shop!!! Eine einmalige Chance für Komplementierung Ihrer Sammlung!!,

      - Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1850

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        A Treatise on the Climate and Meteorology of Madeira;

      John Churchill., London. 1850 - To which are Attached a Review of the State of Agriculture and of the Tenure of Land. An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Island, and Guide to Visitors; by John Driver.Consul for Greece, Madeira. half title, xiv, [1], 388pp. 3 plates on linen with light spotting / water stain. 8vo. reback half calf over marbled boards, Good copy Scarce title. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Washington:Printed at The Union Office, 1850. - First edition. 8vo. 31st Congress, 1st Session, Senate Executive Document No. 64. Modern quarter leather and marbled paper over boards, with gilt-stamped labels and raised bands on the spine. 250 pp., 72 plates (25 in color) with plates 2, 21, & 39 not issued as stated by Howes J164, illustrated, plates, maps. The two large folding maps are present. An important report for its role in the opening of travel and settlement in West Texas and New Mexico. The many handsome plates are related to Simpson's surveys of New Mexico. Howes J 164 says "Contains among other reports, R. B. Marcy's (on his route from Ft. Smith to Santa Fe) and J. H. Simpson's (on his Navajo country expedition)." Basic Texas Books 111 says "This is a valuable compendium of government explorations that led to the opening of West Texas to travel and settlement." Some light foxing to a few plates and pages, else a clean, square copy in near fine condition in a handsome modern binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("F. Léon des Avanchers, religieux capucin, Missionnaire apostolique aux Gallas [Affrique centrale]").

      Aden, Arabie Heureuse, 22. IX. 1850. - 4 pp. on folded bifolium. On blue paper. 4to. Long, interesting and unpublished letter, closely written over four pages, to the French minister Gustav Armand Henri, Comte de Reiset (1821-1905). The twenty-five-year-old missionary, writing from the south-western tip of the Arabian peninsula, describes himself as "perdu au milieu des déserts et dont toute l'imagination est absorbée par l'étude des langues". The capucin friar travelled along the coast of the Red Sea, visiting Tor, Yambo, Medina and Jeddah; the settlements he encounters are wretched hamlets on the edge of the desert. "À Gedda les musulmans font voir le tombeau de notre grande mère Ève. Selon eux, nos premiers parens après leurs chutes vinrent faire pénitence de leurs fautes à La Mecque. Ève mourut à Gedda. La tête de notre première mère repose sur une montagne et ses deux pieds sur deux autres collines voisines et sur son nombril ils ont élevé une pyramide [.]". Léon writes that he feared he would end up eaten by the fish, but finally did arrive in Abyssinia after a 20-day voyage. He continues to describe a beautiful mountaineous landscape peopled by a few Bedouin tribes and evokes their hard life, the cry of the jackals, and the devastation of crops by soldiers and by apes. He states the price of wheat, horses, and farming animals, describes the mining of gold, silver and iron and summarizes the situation in Abyssinia, since the former empire was overthrown by "la lance du farouche Gallas". He describes the savage manners of a country at war: the enslavement of women and children, the emasculation of men, and the rampant diseases. He also explains how the country first seized by the Turks passed to France, and provides his minister with first-hand geopolitical intelligence: "L'Anglais travaille ce pays. Un consul britannique y rôde en tout sens. Mais les Anglais y sont détestés à cause de leur religion. Mais cependant que l'on y fasse attention. L'Abyssinie plutôt que de vouloir subir le joug turke se mettra à la disposition de la première puissance qui voudra l'exploiter. La Sardaigne a envoyé ici un ancien missionnaire pour déterminer Oubié ou un roi de l'Abyssinie à lui donner une partie de la côte pour y colliniser fiat lux [.]". - Léon des Avanchers, friend of the French explorer Antoine d'Abadie, was a missionary in Abyssinia, a geographer, cartographer and explorer of East Africa, and a correspondent of the Società Geografica Italiana. He is known to have bought many slaves to free them and was the founder of the first Catholic church in the Seychelles. - Some original corrections and insertions. Traces of original folds. Well-preserved.

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        IMITATION DE JESUS-CHRIST [Enluminures couleurs+ Tirage Limité 35/400 + Reliure Signée GRUEL]

      1850 - 2 tomes en un volume, reliure plein maroquin chocolat in-folio ((binding signed full morocco in folio by GRUEL) (37,5 x 29,5 cm), reliure d'époque signée (GRUEL ), dos à nerfs (spine with raised band), décoration or (gilt decoration) à filets or (gilt lines) et à froid (blind-stamping decoration), entre-nerfs à fleuron "Alde" azuré argent (palladium) (between the raised bands floweret with blued blocking stamp) dans un encadrement de triple filets or+ un filet à froid, titre frappé or (gilt title), signature or du relieur en pied, plats décorés d'une médaille centrale en bronze doré montrant la tête du Christ de profil avec noté autour en arc de cercle : "Christus Imperat - Christus Vincit - Christus Regnat", entouré d'un feuillage argent au fer courbe et à fleuron "Alde" argent azuré disposés en lozange dans un premier encadrement de triple filets or encadrés de part et d'autre d'un filet à froid, avec à chaque angle un fleuron "Alde" azuré argent, le tout dans un triple encadrement de filets à froid + un filet d'encadrement or + un filet d'encadrement à froid pour finir, double filets or sur les coupes (gilt lines on the cuts), trés légères épidermures aux plats ( cover with light scratches) , contreplats orné de gardes de soie fleurie "vieux rose" dans un encadrement de dentelles dorées, toutes tranches lisses (all edges smooth) dorées (all edges gilt), pages montées sur onglet, EDITION SUR SOUSCRIPTION .tirée à 402 exemplaires tous Nominatifs.ICI exemplaire N° 35 de Monsieur Alfred HARTMANN (célèbre collectionneur Parisien de la 2ème moitié du XIXème siècle).Reproduction d'un manuscrit ancien, avec 102 pages montées sur onglet, Merveilleusement enluminées en or et couleurs par Robert Engelmann pour le 1er Tome, puis un historique de l'ornementation des manuscrits et une explication des planches par H. Michelant [texte avec encadrements, rinceaux et figurines empruntés au "rosario de la virgine maria, Venice, 1556"] (122 pages) pour le second Tome, et en fin d'ouvrage, la liste des 402 souscripteurs, sans date (1850) Paris Gruel Engelmann Editeur, Tome Ier. Traduction de F. de Lamennais ; Tome II. Historique de l'ornementation des manuscrits et explication des planches, par H. Michelant.EDITION SUR SOUSCRIPTION .tirée à 402 exemplaires tous Nominatifs.ICI exemplaire N° 35 de Monsieur Alfred HARTMANN (célèbre collectionneur).UNIQUE. Superbe reliure en trés bel état malgré le petit défaut signalé (very good condition in spite of the small defect indicated). . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2300 EUR. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Smith, Elder and Co., London 1850 - FINELY AND RICHLEY BOUND BY ZAEHNSDORF in a dark brown/violet dyed polished calf with gilt paneled boards and violet moroccan title blocks on spines. Richly ornamented turn ins, all with LITTLE to no wear. The original publishers mustard cloth panels and spines are bound in at rear of each volume. Contains 1/2 titles and frontis in each volume. Frontis in volume 2 detached. A beautiful copy of Hunt's biography ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Neueste Wagen nach deutscher, französischer, und englischer Bauart.

      Augsburg, Vincenz Zanna & Comp., [1845-1850]. - 1 f. of dedication, 100 lithogr. plates in splendid original colour raised in silver and gold. Stored loosely in 8 original wrappers as issued. Small oblong 4to (245 x 150 mm). Half calf portfolio with giltstamped title to spine. Complete set of pattern books for coaches; the most beautiful and comprehensive series of its kind ever published. The personal copy of Duke Maximilian of Bavaria, to whom the work was dedicated. Exceedingly rare; only three complete copies are known in libraries and collections worldwide (the copy in the Bavarian State Library is incomplete, containing fascicules I-IV only). The magnificent work by the Munich draughtsman contains one hundred designs for sophisticated state coaches and everyday vehicles. The plates, beautifully coloured and many of them heightened in gold and silver, show open and closed coaches with two or four wheels, transport carriages, omnibuses, company cars, sleighs, railway carriages and a hearse; the plate printed in gold shows a sample of a monogram for coachmen's blankets or coach doors. - "Neueste Wagen" was most probably commissioned by Vinzenz Zanna & Comp. - publishers in Augsburg specialized in the distribution of maps since 1833 - and it is assumed that the careful hand-colouring of the plates was done on their premises. Dinkel's work, known in a few copies only, appeared in eight fascicules, each containing 12 and the last one 16 outline lithographs. Zanna dedicated Dinkel's work to Duke Maximilian of Bavaria (1808-88), father of the famous Empress Sisi. The dedication leaf is known in two versions: the paper embossed with a lozenge-shaped pattern recalling the Bavarian colors (as here) and with coloured lettering but without embossing. - Original wrappers slightly stained near the edges, otherwise a perfect copy from the Library of the Dukes of Bavaria at Tegernsee Castle. Engelmann, Suppl., 23 (mentions only 6 issues of 12 ff. each). Facsimile with commentary: R. H. Wackernagel, Joseph Dinkel, Wagenmoden im Biedermeier. Stadtwagen, Reise- und Sportfahrzeuge zwischen 1830 und 1840. Dortmund, 1981 (= Die bibliophilen Taschenbücher, vol. 239). For Dinkel cf. AKL XXVII, 484. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Waverley Novels: 47 Volumes of 48

      London 1850 - 47 volumes of 48. All Late Regency/ Early Victorian first editions in contemporary bindings; half leather in two variants. 23 volumes in red half-leather with marbled boards;gilt titles and decorations; blind embossed decorations; and marbled page ends. 24 volumes in natural half-calf; gilt titles on red & green; gilt borders and decorations; marbled boards and page ends. All volumes with monochrome frontispieces. Very nice set with general light wear. Four volumes have a page or small group of pages ;oose; one volume with portion at head of spine broken; one volume has split at rear board; and sadly one volume is absent. Beautiful set of small books, exhibiting all the arts of The Victorian Bookbinder, which en masse present with real bookcase eclat. Vol. 1 & 2 1857; Vol 3-24, 26-48 1929-1933. Vol. 25 'The Pirate II' is missing. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        China Trade View of the Hongs at Canton

      1850 - Chinese School China Trade View of the Hongs at Canton Gouache on paper Image size: 20” x 42” (plus margins) Frame size: 29 3/4” x 51 1/4” Ca. 1850 Condition: Extremely minor water spotting throughout. Light creasing to the upper center edge of margin (does not affect image). Repaired tear to center lower edge of margin (does not affect image). Some minor creasing to the left margin. The history of foreign trade with China is a long one and began with the overland silk routes across Persia to Asia. The incursions of the Ottoman Turks during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries forced Europeans to search for new paths and Vasco da Gama was the first to find a way around the Cape of Good Hope opening Asian ports primarily to Portuguese traders. As Portugal gradually lost its power to Spain other countries entered the frey, most significantly Britain and the British East India Company established in 1600, and the Netherlands with the Dutch East India Company, formed two years later. In 1757, under the reign of Qianlong, all Chinese ports except Macao and Canton were closed to foreign trade. Even within these city ports traders were severely limited and in Canton a specific trade area for westerners was created. The western factories or hongs were located on a small strip of land about a quarter of a mile long, running from outside the city walls to the Pearl River. The area was specifically assigned to the Fan Kwae, or ‘Foreign Devils’ as the traders were known. Strict restrictions were applied and enforced by the Co-Hong, an organization of thirteen Chinese merchants responsible to the Emperor. This system remained in place until the opium war of 1841. This remarkable painting shows the restricted trading posts of Canton and was painted for the foreign market. From the late 1700s to 1900s an increasing number of American, British, Dutch, Portuguese, French and Scandinavian sailing vessels returned to their native countries loaded with exotic objects from China. The insatiable interest in all things oriental had resulted in the creation of an enormous range of items created specifically for the Western market. From furniture, to silver, silk embroideries, lacquerware, ivory, fans, wallpaper and paintings, objects were made to meet every possible need and desire. The diversity of countries trading in China is represented by the flags of the American, British, French and Danish nations displayed prominently along the skyline. China trade paintings became known in America primarily through the American China trader Augustine Heard, who brought a substantial collection back to the United States in ca. 1855. These are now located at the Peabody Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. The exceptional detail, precision of the brushwork and concentration upon light effects is superb in this remarkable work. Few paintings on paper of this size, and of the Hongs at Canton have survived in this condition. Its size, quality and detail emphasize the painting’s importance.

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        The complete suite of Joule's 7 papers extracted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: including "On the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat"

      - PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. Comprising; general title page to vol for 1850; 1.) On the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat, 1850, vol 140, pp.61-82 (+ 2 engraved plates); 2.) On the Air-Engine, 1852, vol 142, pp.65-82; 3.) Introductory Research on the Induction of Magnetism by Electrical Currents, 1856 vol 146, pp.287-295; 4.) On Some Thermo-Dynamic Properties of Solids, 1859, vol 149, pp.91-131; 5.) On the Thermal Effects of Compressing Fluids, 1859, vol 149, pp.133-136; 6.) On the Surface-Condensation of Steam, 1861, vol 151, pp.133-160; 7.) New Determination of the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat, 1878, vol 169, pp.365-383 (+ 1 engraved plate). All large quarto, disbound, very good copies, London, [Royal Society], 1850 - 1878. James Prescott Joule FRS (1818 - 1889). Joule studied the nature of heat, and discovered its relationship to mechanical work. This led to the theory of conservation of energy, which led to the development of the first law of thermodynamics. The SI derived unit of energy, the joule, is named after him. He worked with Lord Kelvin to develop the absolute scale of temperature, made observations on magnetostriction, and found the relationship between the current through resistance and the heat dissipated, now called Joule's law.

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        1- ALEMBERT (Jean Le Rond d'). Elémens de Musique théorique et pratique, suivant les principes de M. Rameau (.). Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée & considérablement augmentée. Lyon, Jean-Marie Bruyset, 1772. (2) f., xxxvj, 236, (3) p., 10 planches dépliantes en fin dont 9 de musique notée. 2- ROUSSIER (Pierre Joseph). Traité des accords, et de leur succession, selon le système de la basse-fondamentale ; Pour servir de Principes d'Harmonie à ceux qui étudient la Composition ou l'Accompagnement du Clavecin. Paris, chez M. Bailleux, Marchand de Musique ordinaire du Roi, 1764. xxxij, (4), 192 p., 3 planches de musique gravées dont une dépliante, et un tableau dépliant.

      - 2 ouvrages reliés en un volume in-8, demi-basane vert bronze, dos lisse orné de filets et palettes dorés (rel. ca 1850), auréoles et rousseurs. 1- Edition augmentée de l'important "Discours préliminaire", bien complète des 10 planches hors-texte de musique. Sur cet ouvrage et la rupture introduite par le 'Discours préliminaire' cf. F. Escal, 'D'Alembert et la théorie harmonique de Rameau', in 'D'Alembert', revue Dix-huitième siècle, p. 151 sq. (Gregory, p. 11. Cette édition manque à Cortot et à Fétis). 2- Deuxième édition, à la date de l'originale, avec les fautes corrigées. "Le traité de l’abbé Roussier décrit la formation des accords, donc de l’harmonie, qu’il convient de maîtriser parfaitement pour jouer une partie de basse continue" (Expo. virtuelle, Bibliothèque de Toulouse). "As a proponent of Rameau's theorie, his goal was to reduce fundamental bass rules to a rigorous system that avoided speculative propositions. This 'Traité des accords' is a compendium of chords and laws: thoroughbass chords are methodically described, related to three basic fundamental chords, and then labelled by a letter-plus-number notational system that indicates a chord's root and hierarchy in the scale. Roussier diverged from Rameau on the issue of double emploi" (Grove Music Online). (Cortot, p. 173. Fétis, 6443. Gregory, p. 238). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ORATIONES DIVERSAE A.M.D.G. Ad maiorem Dei gloriam

      - ORATIONES DIVERSAE siglato al frontespizio A.M.D.G. Ad maiorem Dei gloriam: frase latina, dal significato letterale: «per la maggior gloria di Dio». La frase si trova per la prima volta nei Dialoghi (1,2) di San Gregorio Magno, anche se già nella Prima lettera ai Corinzi di San Paolo si trova già la frase "Sia dunque che mangiate, sia che beviate, sia che facciate qualche altra cosa, fate tutto alla gloria di Dio." 1 Cor. 10,31. Versetto da cui presumibilmente è nata la forma attuale. Questo è anche il motto della Compagnia di Gesù; l'acronimo "A.M.D.G." contrassegnava la maggior parte dei libri editi dalla Compagnia di Gesù a conferma di questo il timbro sull¿angolo destro della pagina del frontespizio MASSILIAE JHS SOC. JES. La raccolta di preghiere è per sua natura da considerarsi in UNICA COPIA. Il manoscritto si presenta in bella legatura coeva in piena pelle marrone lavorata in rilievo ai piatti, splendido lavoro di doratura con ferri finissimi, doratura di titolo ed elaborato motivo geometrico al dorso, ampia doratura alle unghie e con ampia cornice interna sia al piatto superiore che a quello inferiore, sguardie in bella carta ottocentesca, tutti i tagli sono dorati. Il manoscritto si compone di 30 fogli di carta pesante colorata a simulare la pergamena, questo processo di lavorazione fu inventato in Francia intorno al 1850, datazione peraltro confermata dal fatto che su alcuni fogli è visibile la FILIGRANA ¿CANSON FRERES¿. La nobile famiglia Canson discende da Jean Baptiste (1636) figlio di Cesare di Sagnard barone Claude Queyrières e Langon ( Sagnard è una delle 500 più antiche famiglie nobili di Francia dal 1439 ad oggi) , Jean Baptiste Canson diventerà il signore di Glavenas e Canson i qui discendenti fonderanno un fabbrica della carta che durò fino al finire dell¿ultimo quarto dell¿800 e che nel corso della sua vita conobbe vere e proprie innovazioni tecnologiche che durarono per i secoli a venire. Dei 30 fogli del manoscritto abbiamo che : a) Sguardia b) 2 fogli bianchi c) 1 foglio di FRONTESPIZIO illustrato al fronte e al retro. d) 21 fogli illustrati su entrambe le facciate, nello specifico sulle facciate superiori sono manoscritte delle brevi preghiere ¿dedicate¿ ogni preghiera è finemente inserita in ampie ed elaborate cornici illustrate mentre alle facciate di retro sono illustrate da una sorta di ¿cul de lamp¿ quasi a formale riflessione e meditazione sulla preghiera appena recitata. e) 1 foglio dedicato alla preghiera ¿Pro remissione peccato rum¿ che risulta completo al fronte ma incompiuto al retro f) 2 fogli lasciati in bianco g) 1 foglio con il fronte in bianco e al retro illustrato con il ¿cul de lamp¿ h) 1 foglio con al fronte l¿indice (TABLE) riportante l¿elenco delle 22 preghiere ¿Orationes Diversae¿ al retro il foglio è bianco. i) 1 foglio lasciati in bianco j) Sguardia La datazione del manoscritto è da ritenersi oscillante tra il 1846 e il 1878, tale data la si ricava da un lato dal tipo di carta utilizzata e dall¿altro dal fatto che la PREGHIERA numero 20 dedicata al PAPA porta alla pagina di sinistra lo stemma di Papa Pio IX Il Manoscritto ¿ORATIONES DIVERSAE¿ si presenta assolutamente ben conservato, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Don Pirlone a Roma Memorie di un Italiano dal 1° Settembre 1848 al 31 Dicembre 1850

      Stabilimento Tip. di Alessandro Fontana, Torino 1850 - - Volume primo dal 1° Settembre 1848 all''8 Febbraio 1849 - Volume secondo dal 9 Febbraio al 3 Luglio 1849 - Volume terzo dal 4 Luglio 1849 al 31 Dicembre 1850 Prima Edizione In 4°(24,5 x 33,5); pagine 216; 208; 220 Testo racchiuso in doppio filetto nero, 3 belle antiporte allegoriche, stupende illustrazioni xilografiche delle iniziali e dei finali, tutte presenti le 306 Tavole satiriche. Bella e coeva legatura in mezza pelle marrone e piatti marmotizzati; fregi oro al dorso a 5 nervi, marginatura imponente. Qualche rara macchiolina dovuta alle inclusioni ferrose, leggero alone di umidà alle prime 24 paginedel secondo volume, ma esemplare più che buono di questa rara opera di satira politica dell'Italia di metà ottocento. ________________ Le tavole dell'opera furono in parte riprese dal giornale romano Don Pirlone, quotidiano, uscito dal 1 settembre 1848 al 2 luglio 1849 (con una interruzione dl 29 aprile al 7 maggio 1849), ma in parte furono realizzate appositamente per questa opera. Tra gli incisori sono presenti anche i nomi di Ratti, Vaiani, Monneret, Gallucci, Pichi, Masutti. Il titolo Don Pirlone deriva quasi sicuramente da una maschera creata dallo scrittore satirico Girolamo Gigli (1660 - 1722). Si trattava di una specie di Tartufo molieresco, ispirato ad una figura reale, il canonico Feliciati di Sarteano. Nei tre volumi l'avvocato Michelangiolo Pinto raccolse tutto il pubblicato del giornale, che fu il più temuto e allo stesso tempo il più apprezzato tra i molteplici giornali satirici che si pubblicavano nella Roma di Pio IX all'epoca delle grandi riforme volute dal Papa. I romani gli dedicarono perfino una canzone (Davanti un numero di gran persone - che mi salutano Viva Pirlone!). Anche gli avversari politici ne riconobbero l'efficacia e la bellezza delle tavole. Il 22 marzo 1849 apparve con il cappello frigio per incitare alla resistenza contro i francesi

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        Histoire Naturelle Des Insectes: Orthopteres, Nevropteres, Hemipteres, Hymenopteres, Lepidopteres et Dipteres (Two Volumes)

      Societe Bibliophile, Paris 1850 - 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Il duomo di Trento.

      Londra. 1850 - Veduta a colori del duomo di Trento con il campanile di S. Romedio e la Torre di Piazza, con animazione in primo piano. Fu realizzata dal pittore e scenografo A. Quaglio. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Il Trentino-Alto Adige: immagini dal passato" di Brunamaria Dal Lago Veneri e Arnaldo Loner, scheda n. 81 pagg. 192 e 193. Disponibile copia virata seppia. Formato: Litografia a colori di dimensioni di 26x36,7 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        Il duomo. [Dòme de Trente].

      S.D., Parigi. 1850 - Veduta dell’abside del duomo di Trento con scene di vita quotidiana nella piazza antistante. Interessante il grande baldacchino che si usava ergere nelle festività e nei giorni di mercato. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Il Trentino-Alto Adige: immagini dal passato" di Dal Lago Veneri Brunamaria e Loner Arnaldo, scheda n. 82 pagg. 194 e 195. Formato: Litografia di dimensioni 20x26 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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      Marietti G.A., Trento. 1850 - Veduta di Rovereto, con la roggia Paiari che scorre verso l’osservatore circondata da alti edifici che servivano da filatoi. Si trova in "I castelli del Tirolo colla storia delle relative antiche-potenti famiglie" di Agostino Perini. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Il Trentino-Alto Adige: immagini dal passato" di Brunamaria Dal Lago Veneri e Arnaldo Loner, scheda n. 106. Formato: Litografia di dimensioni 15,8x22,8 cm. Con alcune bruniture. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo.

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        The chronology of creation; or, geology and scripture reconciled

      W. Thacker, Calcutta 1850 - Hutton, Thomas. The chronology of creation; or, geology and scripture reconciled. [2, half-title], xvi, [2, errata], 503pp. Half-title printed in red. Hand-colored lithograph frontispiece and 3 handcolored plates. Calcutta: W. Thacker & Co., 1850. 227 x 139 mm. Original green blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine, light rubbing. Minor dust-soiling, but very good. Ownership signature on half-title.First Edition. A rebuttal of Buckland's Geology and Mineralogy Considered With Reference to Natural Theology (1837). Hutton, a strict Biblical literalist, rejected the more liberal views of earth history and species development expressed by Buckland, who"particularly emphasized William Paley's position that the world was not made for man alone but for the pleasure of all species of life; in relation to the object to be attained, all organic mechanisms are equally good, are evidence of beneficent adaptation. He reasserted that it is futile to try to reconcile geological epochs with the days of creation in Genesis . . . As a geological system Buckland chose, possibly borrowing from De la Beche and Conybeare, progressive development from an initially hot earth, with discontinuous assemblages of organic life being created and dying out. To express a secular development while simultaneously rejecting continuous progress and transmutation, he deliberately kept the rhetoric of the Great Chain of Being, but with missing links or gaps in the present creation being filled up by fossil organisms from past time periods. This was a noteworthy change from Cuvier, and a major step in the conversion of a balanced Malthusian ecology into a system maintaining its balance while it changed over time" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Buckland's advocacies of change over time-an idea basic to evolutionary theory-were anathema to Hutton, who refused to accept Buckland's theory of successive creations. "[W]ith regard to our Earth having arisen out of the 'wreck and ruins' of a former world, there is decidedly not the slightest foundation for such a belief to be gathered from any sentence in the Mosaic narrative, but, on the contrary, when we are told that 'in the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth,'-we are told so in reference solely to our own actual planet, and not to any world which may have preceded it. The materials from which our Earth was at length produced, were apparently called into being expressly for that purpose. We are not taught to believe that in the beginning, God created a Heaven and an Earth, from whose ruins our world was at length phoenix-like to spring forth; but that they were created with reference to the present system alone, for in the whole narrative of Creation nothing appears to be brought forward but what has strict and sole reference to us, and to the Earth which we now inhabit" (Hutton, pp. 53-54).Hutton's book was first published in India, where he was a captain in the Bengal Army. A London edition was issued in 1851. Morton, G. R., "Nineteenth Century Opponents of Geology and Evolution," [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Grandmamma Easy's NEW STORY ABOUT OLD DADDY LONG-LEGS.

      [8] leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last pasted to the wrappers. Illustrated throughout with hand-coloured engravings. Original pictorial series wrappers. 24.4 x 17 cm. Some corner creasing; neat name on front wrapper; spine expertly restored; else a very good copy.

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        Costumes de France.

      Paris. Aubert 1850 - 100 planches in 4 ( 210 x 275 mm ) de costumes des régions de France. Toutes les gravures au trait, sur acier, ont été finement coloriées à l' époque et sont présentées dans un coffret demi chagrin bordeau, dos lisse. SERIE COMPLETE des 100 planches sur la France. La Collection du Musée cosmpolite proposait d' autres suites de costumes étrangers. Les planches, gravées par Girodet, Compte Calix, Belin, Pelée etc étaient vendues à l' unité et il n' a jamais été imprimé de titre ou de table. Colas II, 2161. Très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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