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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.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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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]

      [Bookseller: LA MORINIE]
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        Voyage d’Alger aux Ziban, l’ancienne Zebe en 1847. Avec des Vues des principales Oasis et de quelques Monuments du Tell, en deça des Aurès. Et un Portrait du dernier Bey de Constantine. Atlas,

      Alger, imprimerie du Gouvernement, 1850 - atlas oblong [350 x 265 mm]; page de titre-1 f. non ch. [tables des planches]-1 pl. litho. h.-t. non numérotée [port. Hadj Hamed]-27 vues litho. h.-t.-[1-20-20 bis-21-26]-7 vues Antiquités litho. h.-t.-[ [1-2-2 bis-4-4bis-5], demi-maroquin prune à grains longs à coins, dos lisse orné, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire, suivi de : Voyage d’Alger aux Ziban, l’ancienne Zebe en 1847 avec atlas ou figurent les principales Oasis de cette contrée, quelques monumens du Tell, en-deça des Aurès, et un portrait du dernier Bey de Constantine. Par M. Le Docteur Guyon. Alger, imprimerie du Gouvernement, 1852, in-8° ; VII-de la p. 10 à la p. 302-1 f. blanc non ch.-XXXI, plein chagrin vert Empire, dos lisse joliment orné, caissons or, titre or, filets à froid, large dentelle or d’encad. sur les plats, filets à froid d’encad., tranches dorées, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire. Fiori, 238. Taillart, 777. Édition originale rarissime complète (atlas-texte). En effet, le texte fut édité deux années après l’atlas. Very scarce et very nice set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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      Bradbury & Evans,, London: 1850 - Illustrated with frontis, vignette title-page & 38 plates by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). Dickens classic tale, now known to be primarily autobiographical. Unobtrusive 2" diagonal imperfection to lower left of front board, otherwise a beautiful Nr Fine copy, with uncommonly clean text & plates. Handsomely bound by Bayntun in full-deep red morocco with elaborate gilt decorated spine, gilt dentelles & marbled eps. Invisible professional repair to rear joint leather. Gilt bust of Dickens to front board. AEG. Red cloth slipcase. 8vo. 1st volume edition (Smith I, 76). 624 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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      London Bradbury & Evans 1850 - First edition, bound from the original parts. With all first issue errors other than 'screamed' for 'screwed' (p. 132) which is only present in the first issue. With Chapter XXVII on p. 282 instead of p. 283 as listed in the Contents; p.16, line 1 & p. 225, line 22 - 'recal' instead of 'recall'; p. 19, 12 lines from the bottom "cha pter ;ut" shows; p. 387, 6 lines from the bottom 'coroboration' instead of 'corroboration'; p. 472, 13 lines from the bottom-- there is no closing of the quotation marks, first state of the engraved vignette title (dated). With 39 engraved plates and a vignette titlepage by H. K. Browne [Phiz]. 8vo, later antique three-quarter blue polished calf over marbled boards, the spine with raised bands double ruled in gilt, two compartments with a red morocco labels handsomely ruled and lettered in gilt, page edges untrimmed. xiv, [1], 624 pp. A handsome copy, quite fine internally, clean and solid with a bit of the usual toning to the plates and virtually none of the typical spotting, typical offsetting to the frontispiece and vignette title-page, the binding fine with only minor evidence of age. FINE FIRST EDITION, BOUND IN HANDSOME BLUE CALF OVER BLUE MARBLED BOARDS. For many lovers of the author's works, DAVID COPPERFIELD ranks as the finest of his writings. "Of all my books," Dickens wrote, "I like this the best; like many fond parents I have my favourite child, and his name is David Copperfield." It is certainly Dickens’ most personal and autobiographical work, especially in the remarkable early chapters describing David’s provincial upbringing and his experiences in the bleak warehouses of London. Abounding in vivid characters such as Uriah Heep, Betsy Trotwood, Mr. Micawber, the Pegottys and Mr. Dick, DAVID COPPERFIELD continues to rank among Dickens’ most popular and critically acclaimed works. In this work, Dickens displays his talents well: "his inordinate gift of observation, his sympathy with the humble, his power over the emotions and his incomparable endowment of unalloyed human fun.It gave what were then universally referred to as ‘the lower orders’ a new sense of self-respect, a new feeling of citizenship. Like the defiance of another Luther, or the Declaration of a new Independence, it emitted a fresh ray of hope across the firmament." [EB] In this way, Dickens’ work is significant on many levels. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street, 1850 - First Edition, first issue, with engraved title dated 1850. The misprint "screamed" (for "screwed") is uncorrected in this copy, at p.132, line 20. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece, half-title, and 38 plates illustrated by H.K. Browne. xiv, [i], 624 pp. Bound in contemporary calf and marbled boards, marbled edges, by J.G. Sutton & Son, Liverpool 2 Old Hall St., with their small ticket on front pastedown. Some minor occasional foxing, but overall a very good copy. Smith I, 76; Ramsden Bookbinder of the U.K. (outside London) 1780-1840 p. 159 (This address not listed) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        David Copperfield ( bound together along with The Steward, a Romance of Real Life and The Confessions of Con. Cregan )

      W. F. Burgess, New York 1850 - Published over the preceding year in serial parts, this is the first complete edition of David Copperfield - published by W. F. Burgess in 1850. One of a trio of 1850 volumes bound together. The other two are the first American edition of Henry Cockton's short novella The Steward; A Romance of Real Life and Charles Lever's The Confessions of Con. Cregan. The first American edition of The Steward, published in 1850 by H. Long and Brothers as well as the first American edition of the Confessions of Con. Cregan published by Stringer and Townsend in 1850. All three first American editions removed from their original outer wrappers and bound in half leather - spine and corners and marbled boards. Page edges also marbled. A very good copy with a touch of foxing - a little more prominent to the prelims of David Copperfield. ( which appears as the first of the trio. The Steward is second and The Confessions of Con. Cregan is third. The outer wrapper of David Copperfield which held the publication date ( 1850 ) is not bound in, and The Steward is also undated but published from H. Long's 43 Ann Street address in New York City. The 1850 date appears to the title page of Con. Cregan. David Copperfield with engraved frontispiece and six additional illustrations. A bit of rubbing to the boards and the leather at its corners. Four raised bands to the spine. David Copperfield is the only title to appear ( in gold ) upon the spine. A most unusual copy of the Cockton and the Lever, along with the first complete American edition of David Copperfield. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Reluctant Bookseller]
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        The Personal History Of David Copperfield

      Bradbury & Evans 1850 - Hardback, 8vo, xiv, errata page, 624 pp, engraved title page dated 1850, illustrated, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, half leather, raised bands, compartments decorated in gold, marbled sides; good, browning and spotting to plates, largely confined to margins, some scuffing and small amount of loss to marbling on sides, original covers and spine, professionally repaired; illustrations by H K Browne; (slightly damaged) bookplate of Augusta De La Rue on pastedown, presumably the same Augusta De La Rue Dickens treated with mesmerism in1844; 1st edition with all errors for first issue with the exception of 'screamed' on p 132 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Aurora Books Ltd]
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        Fores's Sporting Scraps. Plate 2. Hunting

      Messrs. Fores, London 1850 - A fine example of Fores's excellent series, with images after one of the greatest British sporting artists. According to Siltzer the series was completed with eight plates (each with four images): one on racing, three on hunting, one on steeple-chasing and one on coursing. Henry Thomas Alken was born into what became an artistic dynasty. He studied under the miniature painter J.T. Barber and exhibited his first picture (a miniature portrait) at the Royal Academy when he was sixteen. From about 1816 onwards he "produced an unending stream of paintings, drawings and engravings of every type of field and other sporting activity. He is best remembered for his hunting prints, many of which he engraved himself until the late 1830s. To many, sporting art is 'Alken', and to describe his work or ability is quite unnecessary." (Charles Lane British Racing Prints pp.75-76). Siltzer p.65. Four aquatint engravings on one plate, coloured by hand, by J. Harris.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      contemporary half-leather over marbled boards, raised bands, decorated in gilt, leather label, skilfully rebacked with original backstrip relaid, corners rubbed, illustrated by H K Browne, scattered spotting (mainly to plates as usual), a handsome copy. first edition; 624 pages Smith I.8 - Bradbury & Evans 1850

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        Les galeries et les monuments d'art de Berlin. Collection de gravures sur acier représentant les principaux objets d'arts en peinture, sculpture et architecture, renfermés dans les collections d e la ville de Berlin, avec un texte explicatif.

      Institut des Beaux-Arts de A.H. Payne, Leipsic et Dresde - in-4°, 260 pages + IV pages de tables, environ 100 gravures sur acier, apparemment bien complet, rousseurs sur certaines pages, reliure demi-chagrin noir, dos richement orné, titre doré, bel exemplaire très bien relié, reproductions de tableaux mais aussi nombreuses vues de la Ville, vers 1850 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Philippe Moraux]
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        The Personal History of David Copperfield.

      London: Bradbury & Evans 1850. - In two volumes. Vol. Ixiv+320 pp. Vol II pp.321-624. frontispiece, engraved title page, dated 1850, title page, with 39 illustrations by H. K. Browne (Phiz). This was the first edition, first issue, in book form. Published from original parts, frontispiece dated, errata page, spelling errors, p. viii with final i misaligned, p. 120 screwed not screamed, ch. xxvii listed as p. 283 not 282, recal on line 1 p. 16 and line 22 on p. 225, p.19 cha pter ;ut and several others, all plates present, half leather and marbled boards, all very rubbed, scuffed, and worn, corners bumped, small oval Birkenhead bookseller's stamp on title pages, Mauds library written at the top of first title page, plates browned and toned to various degrees. A poor to fair copy only of this popular title, Dicken's own favourite among his novels.

      [Bookseller: Saintfield Antiques & Fine Books]
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        The works of Lord Byron, with a life and illustrative notes / by William Anderson

      Published: Edinburgh, London : A. Fullarton & Co., [1850] - Physical desc.: 2 vols (cxxiv, 270, 465 pp) : illus., ports. ; 24cm. Subjects: Lord Byron -- Poetry. Notes: Dated from BL Catalogue. Illustrations: engravings mostly by E. Finden, from drawings by various artists including J. H. W. Turner. With 74 steel engraved plates. Very good copy in contemporary aniline calf over dark sea-green buckram boards with gilt raised bands and gilt lettering to contrasting black volume label to spines. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Volume 2 has slight tear to spine band. All-Edges-Marble with faint scattered marginal foxing. 1 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Herbarium mit gepressten Herbst-Blättern gefunden bei verschiedenen japanischen Palästen.

      Ohne Ortsangabe, ev. Tokyo (Edo), o. J. (um 1850).. 9 Blätter mit diversen einmontierten gepressten Blättern. Gr. 8° (ca. 24,5x17,5 cm), Broschur in einer Holzkiste (diese 4°)... Dekoratives Herbarium, zusammengestellt von einem Samurai der der Tokugawa Shogun Familie entstammt! Aus der Zeit der Edo-Periode (um 1850). Die Herbstblätter wurden an verschiedenen Plätzen japanischer Paläste zusammengesammelt (Edo Palast, Residenz der Shogun, heute ein Teil des Kaiserlichen Palastes in Tokyo - Seifuken, das Haus der Teezeremonie in Ichigaya in Edo (heute Tokyo) - Sunpu Palast. (TOKUGAWA Ieyasu, der erste Shogun, hat hier seine Jugendzeit verbracht) - Zojoji Tempel (Haupttempel der Jodo-shu Sekte) - Byodoin Tempel in Kyoto (Buddhistischer Tempel seit 1052)), mit jeweils hübsch illustrierten und kalligraphisch ansprechenden einmontierten Beschreibungszetteln der Zeit. - Es fehlen wohl vormals vorhandene 13 Blätter, einige Wurmgänge, etwas berieben. In einer Holzkiste aus leichtem Holz. Die Kiste mit Klebretsen, wohl einige Male etwas gebrochen, insg. aber recht gut erhalten. - Text in Japanisch.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Riepenhausen]
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        Gesamtans. m. Schloß, "Laibach".

      . altkol. u. eiweisgehöhte Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Jos. Stoufs n. Waage b. Bermann in Wien, um 1850, 35,6 x 50,7. Nicht bei Nebeh.- Wagner. Über der Ansicht "Krain - La Carniole". Wohl eine der größten, im 19. Jh. gedruckten, Ansichten von Laibach. Blick von einer Aussichtsterasse auf die Stadt und das Hinterland. Rechts das Schloss.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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      Galesburg, Il.: Gazetteer and Intelligencer Prints, 1850.. 143pp. Original printed pink wrappers, backed with pink cloth. Wrappers worn and soiled, with a few small holes in the front wrapper. Scattered foxing. Overall, a very good copy, in original condition. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. One of the few journals of the 1848 emigration, and a cornerstone of overland literature. Root crossed the Missouri River at St. Joseph in April and reached Oregon City on Sept. 13. He then went to California, arriving in the spring of 1849. His daily journal occupies pages 16-36 and is followed by several pages of very practical advice to emigrants. The remainder of the work consists of descriptions of Oregon and California, including a report on the Whitman massacre. The wrapper is known in several variants (see Wagner- Camp); this copy bears the wrapper imprint "Intelligencer Print" as well as the name of the compositor. "Root provided his readers with information on the Oregon reaction to the Gold Rush, geography and geology of the gold district, varieties of gold, mode of searching for gold, and a general description of California" - Kurutz. "One of the best overland journals, one of a few covering 1848, one of the earliest describing the California gold-fields, which he reached from Oregon, May 1849" - Howes, who affords it a "c" rating. Very few copies of Root have appeared for sale in the last several decades. HOWES R436, "c." GRAFF 3565. WAGNER-CAMP 189. STREETER SALE 3162. COWAN, p.542. KURUTZ 543a. BYRD 1621.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        TA., Ansicht "Potsdam vom Bahnhof aus".

      . gouachierte Lithographie n. X. Sandmann ( gedr. b. J. Rauh ) b. Janke in Potsdam, um 1850, 32 x 44. Nicht bei Giersberg/Schendel. Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll. - Blick vom Bahnhof über die Freundschaftsinsel nach Potsdam. Links der Kirchturm der Garnisonkirche, halblinks das Stadtschloß, mittig der Turm der Nikolaikirche. Im Vordergrund ein Schäfer mit seiner Herde. - In leuchtenden Farben und breitrandig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Memoria sobre la teoria y fabricacion del acero en general y de su aplicación a las armas blancas por para servir de testo en la enseñanza de los Caballeros Cadetes del arma ( de Artilleria )

      Imprenta de D. Eduardo Baeza, Segovia 1850 - holandesa época algo rozada, interior bien conservado 10 láminas litografiadas desplegables con espadas,sables,lanzas y las marcas de los 99 antiguos espaderos de Toledo. . 175 págs.

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        Souvenirvedute in Rosenform zu Shakespeare's Bühnenbildern ('The Winters Tale').

      . Stahlstich b. Carl Adler in Hamburg u. Joseph Myers in London, um 1850, 26,5 cm (Durchmesser). Stula S. 143. - Souvenirvedute in Rosenform mit 14 Ansichten beidseitig bedruckt. - Das Deckblatt in Farblithographie. - Eine von zwei Rosen zu Shakespeare's Bühnenbilder: Richard II., ein Wintermärchen. - "Syracus" (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Autographed Document Signed

      1850 - ("J. A. Sutter") 1 page with integral leaf, Pueblo de San Jose, March 13, 1850. 9 3/4" x 7 1/2". Fine. Sutter's contract with A. Schweeb and P. Barkman for building a two story house with attic in San Jose. Sutter agreed to provide the lumber. Terms were $1,000 within 30 days; another thousand in six weeks; and a final $2,000 on completion. Signed by Sutter, Schweeb, Barkman and a witness. The building of this house may relate to the fact that Sutter's family had recently rejoined him from Switzerland at the end of January, 1850. Sutter (1803-1880) was a Swiss pioneer in California. His gold discovery in 1848 kicked off the subsequent Gold Rush. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        Montreal, Canada East [from Mount Royal] [Original copper printing plate for a letter sheet view]

      New York 1850 - The original matrix for a Magnus lettersheet view of Montreal, Canada A marvellous view of Montreal from Mount Royal Charles Magnus, was a print publisher, map dealer, bookseller and stationer working in New York City from 1850 to 1899 who issued over a thousand different letter sheets, maps, song sheets, envelopes, and separate prints. His best known works were views of North American cities. His early work includes pictorial letter sheets illustrated with such city views, buildings or newsworthy events such as railroad and ship disasters. During the 1850s he also printed and published lithographed maps, often incorporating the city views and decorations similar to those on the letter sheets. Copper printing plate. 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches, overall.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Tharandt. - Burgruine. - "Ansicht der Burgruine Tharandt".

      . Historische Ortsansicht. Federzeichnung, aquarelliert, um 1850., nach Christian Gottlob Hammer. 32 x 44 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Verso mit Blei bezeichnet. - Romantische Ansicht der Ruine der aus dem frühen 13. Jahrhundert stammenden Burg Tharandt. Im Vordergrund links zwei Wanderer. - Restaurierte Fehlstelle im Kolorit im Bereich des Himmels. Der Rest des Blattes ist in gutem Erhaltungszustand. Christian Gottlob Hammer (1779 Dresden - 1864 Dresden). Deutscher Landschaftsmaler und Kupferstecher. Ab 1794 Studium an der Dresdner Akademie, dort 1798 Meisterschüler bei Johann Philipp Veith. 1816 Mitglied der Akademie, 1829 Professor..

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        "Hannover mit Umgebungen". Gesamtansicht vom Lindner Berg (20,5 x 28,5 cm), umgeben von 20 kleineren (je ca. 4,5 x 7 cm) Teilansichten.

      . Altkol. Lithographie von Gustav Frank bei Rocca, um 1850, 32,5 x 46 cm.. Die hübschen Randansichten zeigen u.a. Aegidienkirche, Königl. Palais, Schloss, Montbrillant, Bad Limmer, verschiedene Kirchen, Landschaftshaus, Schützenhaus, Schloss Herrenhausen. - Im Ganzen leicht gebräunt, kleinere restaurierte Randeinrisse. Sehr dekoratives Altkolorit. Gerahmt.

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        The Book of the Salmon: In Two Parts. by "Ephemera". Assisted by Andrew Young

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1850 - First edition. 12mo. Hand-colored frontispiece and 7 other hand colored plates, one uncolored plate. xvi, 242, [2, ads] pp. Printed by Spottiswoode and Shaw. Half green morocco and cloth, t.e.g., by J. Larkins. Fine. Westwood & Satchell p. 86 "Highly Esteemed" ; Coleby p. 66 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abrege De Geographie, Redige Sur Un Nouveau Plan D'apres Les Derniers Traites De Paix et Les Decouvertes Les Plus Recentes... Troisieme Edition, Revue et Considerablement Augmentee Par L'auteur

      Paris: W. Remquet for J. Renouard et Cie., 1850. 8vo, 20 (of 24) steel engraved maps and plans by A.H. Dufour, advertisement on verso of half-title, recent half morocco, lacking 4 plans (Calcutta, Cairo, New York and Rio de Janeiro). Bibliothek Donaueschingen, library stamp on verso of title; library of Lord Wardington.. Book.

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        The Birds of Asia

      London: Taylor and Francis for the author. 1850-1883. 7 volumes. Folio (22 4/8 x 14 4/8 inches). 530 hand-colored lithographs after John Gould, H.C. Richter, Josef Wolf and W. Hart. Contemporary green morocco gilt, all edges gilt. Provenance: from the library of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the gift of J. Pierpont Morgan in memory of his father, with an engraved bookplate commemorating the bequest on the front paste-down of each volume. "Species from Palestine to the westward, and from the Moluccas to the east" (Sharpe "Introduction") First edition, and AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SET, originally issued in 35 parts, the last three being issued after Gould's death by Sharpe, and published over more than thirty years. "The Birds of Asia", dedicated to the Honourable East India Company, followed easily from Gould's first monograph on the birds of the Himalayas. That it took more than thirty years to publish, at the rate of one part per year, is testament to Gould's dedication to bringing to the attention of the public extraordinary and exotic birds from the furthest reaches of the globe. It was the most comprehensive study of Asiatic birds of its time, illustrating birds from an enormous area, which included Siberia, Turkestan, Central Asia, Southwest Asia, the Caucasus, Persia, Afghanistan, China, India, and the Malayan Peninsular, and includes birds as disparate as parrots, pheasants, kingfishers, and woodpeckers. Initially employed as a taxidermist [he was known as the 'bird-stuffer'] by the Zoological Society, Gould's fascination with birds from the east began in the "late 1820s [when] a collection of birds from the Himalayan mountains arrived at the Society's museum and Gould conceived the idea of publishing a volume of imperial folio sized hand-coloured lithographs of the eighty species, with figures of a hundred birds (A Century of Birds Hitherto Unfigured from the Himalaya Mountains, 1830-32). Gould's friend and mentor N. A. Vigors supplied the text. Elizabeth Gould made the drawings and transferred them to the large lithographic stones. Having failed to find a publisher, Gould undertook to publish the work himself; it appeared in twenty monthly parts, four plates to a part, and was completed ahead of schedule. "With this volume Gould initiated a format of publishing that he was to continue for the next fifty years, although for future works he was to write his own text. Eventually fifty imperial folio volumes were published on the birds of the world, except Africa, and on the mammals of Australia-he always had a number of works in progress at the same time. Several smaller volumes, the majority not illustrated, were published, and he also presented more than 300 scientific papers. "His hand-coloured lithographic plates, more than 3300 in total, are called 'Gould plates'. Although he did not paint the final illustrations, this description is largely correct: he was the collector (especially in Australia) or purchaser of the specimens, the taxonomist, the publisher, the agent, and the distributor of the parts or volumes. He never claimed he was the artist for these plates, but repeatedly wrote of the 'rough sketches' he made from which, with reference to the specimens, his artists painted the finished drawings. The design and natural arrangement of the birds on the plates was due to the genius of John Gould, and a Gould plate has a distinctive beauty and quality. His wife was his first artist. She was followed by Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, William Matthew Hart, and Joseph Wolf" (Gordon C. Sauer for DNB). Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, one of the most highly discriminating collectors in American history, from Henry Sotheran & Co. on June 15, 1899 (who bought the entire stock of Gould's works and copyrights, and who with the help of Sharpe completed Gould's unfinished works), and subsequently donated it to the Wadsworth Athenaeum in the name of his father. Anker 178; "Fine Bird Books" (1990) p. 102; Nissen 368; Sauer 17; Wood p. 365; Zimmer pp 258-9. Catalogued by Kate Hunter.

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        Ausstellung Xylographischer Arbeiten"

      Lithographie Druck von J. G. Fritzsche für den Verlag Louis Rocca, Leipzig um 1850. 18x33 cm. - Karikatur auf Lithographie und Xylographie als ernstzunehmende Kunst. In einem Ausstellungsraum stehen Ausstellungsbesucher in Tiergestalt (Schafe, Frosch, Esel, Papagei, Kuh) bewundernd vor einer Wand mit Bildern, vor dem Eingang zwei Kunstkritiker bzw. Künstler, links eine als "Chimitipie" bezeichnete Lithographenwerkstatt, rechts Holzschneider mit der Bezeichnung "Die Zimmerleute". Die Dargestellten sind meist mit kurzen Aussprüchen der Bewunderung und Kritik versehen.

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        Gesamtans., v. Brauhausberge, "Ein Blick vom Brauhausberge auf Potsdam u. seine Umgebung".

      . kol. Lithographie v. Tempeltey n. Julius, um 1850, 21,3 x 28,7. Seltenes Blatt ! Nicht bei Drescher/Kroll sowie Giersberg/Schendel. - Der Betrachter schaut vom Brauhausberg über die Havel nach Sanssouci. Rechts die Garnisonkirche, links mittig die Havelinseln Groß- und Klein- Planitz.

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        Gesamtans. mit Schloß Wittgenstein im Hintergrund.

      . Lithographie n. u. v. Heger b. Scholz in Mainz, um 1850, 26 x 36,7. Westf. picta III, S. 48/49 mit Abb. ( WP 80/3/269 ). - Sehr seltenes Blatt. - Am oberen Rand minimaler Verlust der äußeren Einfassungslinie.

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        Certificate of Membership in the Antivenenean Society of Amherst College

      Amherst, 1850s - Membership certificate to the Antivenenean Society, a temperance society that was active at Amherst College during the mid-nineteenth century (AMHERST) 10-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches. Engraved broadside with engraved cartouche. Light spotting, very good

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        "Maximilian II. König von Bayern. Marie Königin von Bayern, mit Kronprinz Ludwig u. Prinz Otto." Hüftbilder nach halbrechts bzw. halblinks, der König stehend in Uniform mit Orden an einem Fenster der Residenz, rechts Ausblick auf den Max-Josephs-Platz. Marie sitzend mit Hermelin, auf dem Schoß Otto, stehend Kronprinz Ludwig.

      . 2 Lithographien mit breiter Umrahmung in Golddruck, um 1850, je 43,5 x 35,5 cm.. Vgl. Slg. Maillinger Bd. III, Nr. 666. - Porträt Maximilian: Auf dem Max-Josephs-Platz um das Denkmal viele Truppen und Bürger, im Hintergrund Teilansicht des Toerring-Palais' (ehem. Hauptpost). - Porträt Marie: Der spätere König Ludwig II. (1845-1886) überreicht seinem Brüderchen Otto (1848-1916) ein Blumensträußchen. - Die Goldumrahmung mit bekröntem Wappen. Insgesamt zwei Darstellungen auf zwei Blättern. - Die beiden seltenen Porträts sauber und frisch.

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      Por Aguado, Impressor de la Camara de S. M. y de su Real Casa. 1850 - Madrid. 28X20. 1850.Holandesa. XLIX+1h+116Pág+567. Contiene infinidad de bellas láminas y desplegables e mapas. Las 2 ultimas hojas sueltas. Curiosa Obra. Ref 4.2 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bad Goisern

      . Goisern. Lithographie nach Josef Steinbrecher. Dresden, J. H. G. Rau & Sohn um 1850, 25,5 x 35 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nicht in Nebehay-W. - siehe Pilz, Karl: Josef Steinbrecher und Paul Elßenwenger. Leben und Werk zweier Salzkammergütler. In: Oberösterreich. Kulturzeitschrift. 1981.- Überaus seltene Lithographie "nach der Natur gezeichnet" von Josef Steinbrecher (1826 - 1894). Er war Färbermeister und Cottundrucker in Goisern Nr. 9; von 1861 bis 1870 Bürgermeister von Goisern. Seine zeichnerische Tätigkeit ist von 1850 bis 1858 nachgewiesen.- Knapprandig (links u. rechts bis zum Bildrand beschnitten)

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        Blühender Zinnienstrauß in einem Steinzeugkrug, vor einem Vorhang.

      . Farbholzschnitt, signiert. 45:38,5 cm. Prachtvoller Abdruck auf weißem Japan-Bütten.. Philipp war Meisterschüler von G. Kuehl (1850-1915) und R. Müller (1874-1930) an der Dresdener Akademie. Studienaufenthalte verbrachte er in Paris, Italien und in der Schweiz. Er war als Maler und Graphiker tätig.

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      Washington:Printed at The Union Office, 1850., 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. WAGNER-CAMP 184. HOWES J164. GRAFF 2228. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 111. RAINES P.128. WHEAT (TRANSMISSISSIPPI) 677. SABIN 36377. BRADFORD 2724. MUNK (ALLIOTT( p.119. FIELD 1289.

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        A manuscript commonplace book of love poems.

      Cornwall variously Liskeard Devonport and Calstock -51 1850 - Quarto, 80 pp., written in one legible hand throughout (except possibly for the last couple of pages), bound in quarter black roan morocco over marbled boards, a chunk missing from the backstrip and the boards a little rubbed and worn. This manuscript commonplace book contains both original poems and selections copied from published sources. Although there is no conclusive proof, there is evidence within the text to suggest that the author of these poems was a woman. The majority of the poems deal with love; often love imagined and seemingly unrequited. The poem 'The Forsaken' opens with the lines: 'I thought him still sincere / I hoped he loved me yet / My poor heart [?] with knowing fear / Oh canst thou thus forget'. This is followed by 'Comfort for the Distressed'. Again the opening lines set the mood. 'When darkest clouds of wild despair / And gales of grief and gloomy cares / Around thy pathway lower / Fear not; the storm will soon subside / Thou hast a friend who will provide / For every trying hour'. In 'The Echo' the author asks: 'Can the feelings of love be all doomed to decay?' and goes on to answer, 'With him there is fulness of joy and salvation / Thy gladness shall live and never decay / The echo said sweetly - "Shall never decay"'. This last poem though seems to be wishful thinking as there is no evidence to suggest that the feelings of love were mutual. Interspersed with the original poems are selections copied from published sources including Thomas Hood's 'The Bridge of Sighs' and works by Moore and Cowper. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        "Oschatz, seine Kirchen und Hauptgebäude". Gesamtansicht (14 x 27 cm), umgeben von 9 Teilansichten.

      . Gouachierte Lithographie von Renner & Ketzschau nach J. Möckel bei H. Schmidt, Dresden, um 1850, 36 x 54,5 cm.. Die Ansichten des Souvenirblattes zeigen den Neumarkt aus zwei Perspektiven, Haupt- und Klosterkirche, Stadtschule, Posthaus, Superintentur und die Gottesackerkirche. - Geglättete Faltspuren. Feines, eiweißgehöhtes Kolorit.

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        4 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Turin u. Lyon, 1850-1857.. Zus. 9 S., 8° u. Gr.-8°.. Luigi Fransoni wurde 1820 Bischof von Fossano und war seit 1830 Erzbischof von Turin. 1850 trat er den kirchenfeindlichen Neuerungen der sardin. Regierung entgegen und lebt seitdem als Verbannter meistens in Frankreich. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend ein eigenh. Briefentwurf Mislins (2 S., 8°). -

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Madrid. 1850. 23X16. Codigo Penal de Espana. 160Pag. Continua: Aplicacion Practica del Codico Penal en cuadros Sinopticos. Madrid. 1848. Por Antonio Corzo. 96Pag+120 Cuadros+4h. Ex-libris de Enrique Aguilar Amat. Bella Obra de Derecho. Ref 7.4 Biblioteca A.

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        "Ansichten der Stadt Ansbach. Der obere Markt". Reich belebte Ansicht (14,5 x 24 cm), umgeben von 9 Teilansichten und einer Gesamtansicht von der Theresienhöhe.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Theodor Rothbarth nach Carl Kaeppel, um 1850, 32,5 x 44,5 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XIX, S. 421 (Kaeppel). - Der Landschaftsmaler und Kupferstecher war Schüler von Fr. Geissler. Zusammen mit Theodor Rothbarth schuf er eine schöne Folge von Ansichten der Fränkischen Schweiz. - Makellos erhaltenes großes Souvenirblatt.

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        "Ansicht der Stadt St. Gallen". Prächtige Gesamtansicht von einem Hügel aus, links Kuhherde.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von G. Matter nach Egid Federle bei J.U. Locher, um 1850, 32 x 46 cm.. Die schöne Ansicht auf leichten Karton aufgezogen wegen Knickspuren und einem Randeinriß links. Zwei Buchstaben der Titelbeschriftung retuschiert. Trotz der Mängel noch sehr dekoratives und ansehnliches Blatt.

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        (Salzburg) - Ansicht der Stadt Salzburg vom Kapuzinerberge.

      Salzburg, Schön, o.J. [um 1850].. Tonlithographie. ca. 20 x 28,5 cm. ca. 31 x 42 cm.. N/W 502.94. - Aus: Pezolt, Georg: Salzburg und seine Angrenzungen...Beschriftung in Deutsch, Englisch u. Französisch. - Leichte Gbrsp.

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        Notes on Artillery

      [Woolwich?] England, ca 1850. Manuscript. Contemp. three quarter leather. A very good copy. sm. 4to. There are numerous b & w and color ink sketches. An elaborate military science notebook possibly used for instruction. The author (owner ?) is only identified as M Drake. The text is extensive and technical. The author cites a number of authorities (esp. in ballistics) from the late 18th through the 1840s. The execution of gun carriage schematics, shot, machinery drawings, casting procedures, etc. are all beautifully accomplished (some are in color or tinted ink washes). There is an emphasis on the engineering and technical aspects of the subjects evincing a modern attitude to military subjects as a science. Exotic topics, e.g., liquid propellants for rockets, design of gun calipers (illus.), use of pyrometers, metallurgy of iron cannon etc. are also introduced. The scope and length of the manuscript (appx. 600 pages) are unusual and indicate that it was a record of lectures presented by Drake.

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        Der Neue Salon In Eilsen." Neuer Salon, im Vordergrund Promenade

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Pätz um 1850. 21x30 cm. -

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        Album containing specimens of Turkish calligraphy, documents, watercolours, hand-coloured lithographs, and a dated photograph.

      Constantinople, Smyrna and other places, c. 1850.. Folio (370 x 265 mm). Comprising 15 hand-coloured lithographs, 3 prints, 14 costume watercolours, and 16 documents, one calligraphic poem, and a photograph. With a few other unconnected pieces. Original giltstamped cloth titled "Scrapbook".. A remarkable scrapbook evidently compiled in Turkey over a period of time, mainly the 1860s and 1870s. This album includes a number of prints from the well-known period lithographic series produced by the celebrated Smyrna printer Tatikian. The figures are notable for the naturalistic qualities which set them apart from the so many other stylised costume plates: "the drawings seem to be of real people, and are not idealized. Most of the plates depict the costume of the ordinary people of the Ottoman Empire, including a number from the region of Smyrna.. [...] Tatikian produced these lithographs as separate items, much as postcards are produced today, and the customer purchased only those which interested him. Thus the contents of different collections vary" (Atabey). The figures here present include Sheikhs, public scribes, Albanian priests, an Armenian water carrier, Greek ladies, etc., mostly living in Smyrna. The photograph, showing a "Kiosk erected in the Sultan's Valley at Baicas for the Empress Eugenie to review the troops", is dated Oct. 1869. Other material in this fascinating and wide-ranging trove includes diplomatic passports, quarantine passes in Ottoman Turkish, lithographs of Sultan Abdul Medjid Khan and Sultan Abdul Aziz, an outstanding leaf of Arabic calligraphy, consisting of an epitaph on Mehmed Chelebi by the poet Sururi (with English interlinear translation), a watercolour of "Mohammet's ascent to Heaven on 'Borak'" (with the Prophet's face veiled), and assorted collected invitations and deeds, many in Hebrew (indeed, the collector of this scrapbook would seem to have moved much within the Jewish community of Smyrna), as well as a few specimens of East Asian art. - Some spotting, extremities rubbed. An uncommon collection. - Cf. Atabey 1196f. Blackmer 1928.

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        Fores's Hunting Accomplishments

      1850. Hunting Accomplishments"Six Magnificent Hand Colored Aquatint PlatesALKEN, Henry. Fores's Hunting Accomplishments. Set of Six Plates Drawn by Henry Alken [Engraved by J. Harris]. London: Messrs. Fores, 1850. First edition. Oblong folio (12 3/4 x 19 3/16 inches; 325 x 488 mm). Specially printed title-page which also include a listing of the plates. Six hand colored aquatint plates in thick card mounts, each image size approximately 8 1/8 x 11 1/8 inches and each plate size approximately 10 x 13 1/4 inches. All plates window framed in 1/8 inch thick card, mounted on stubs. The fourth plate "In and Out Clever" has an expertly repaired, four inch tear at the top, plates one, two and six also have expertly repaired short marginal tears.Finely bound by Aquarius of London (stamp-signed on front turn-in) ca. 1990 in full red morocco over boards, front cover decoratively lettered and bordered in gilt. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, decoratively gilt board edges and turn-ins. Fine. With the exception of the aforementioned expertly repaired tear to plate 4 this is a fine and clean copy in a very attractive binding. Dudley Snelgrove in The Paul Mellon Collection asserts "These are copies of the first six plates (of seven) of Qualified Horses and Unqualified Riders, 1815, which is in the collection". However we beg to disagree. We actually have an uncut copy (in the original wrappers) of the 1815 Qualified Horses and Unqualified Riders and whilst the titles are similar - the plate image sizes are not! The earlier book has seven hand colored aquatints with an average image size of 7 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches on a plate size of 10 11/16 x 14 5/8 inches.The Plates: All headed "Fore's Hunting Accomplishments. Pl. 1" [through 6] and "Drawn by H. Alken; Engraved by J. Harris; Published Novr. 1st, 1850." 1. "Going Along a Slapping Pace"2. "Topping a Flight of Rails and coming well into the next Field"3. "Swishing a Rasper"4. "In and Out Clever"5. "Charging an Ox Fence"6. "Facing a Brook""The aquatint process was developed to give the appearance of a water-colour and was used increasingly for over fifty years for large plates of grand views or small book-illustrations and for practically any subject, but it came to be used almost exclusively as the ideal medium for the best result in sporting prints. The sharp outlines and clear colouring gave them a briskness which sport required; horses seem to gallop and jump with greater verve in aquatint, while farm-horses munch more contentedly in mezzotint. Many engravers devoted themselves to the medium and, together with draughtsmen and colourists, enjoyed a steady livelihood with employment from such flourishing publishers as Rudolph Ackermann, Thomas McLean and Mesrrs. Fores. The method of soft-ground etching successfully simulated pencil-drawing and was used extensively for instructional drawing-books, but it was Henry Alken who used it constantly over many years in his albums with their countless cameos of sporting and comic incidents. Lithographs in hand-coloured form, although cheaper to produce, did not replace aquatints in popular esteem. Later in the century, the invention of chromolithography brought a high standard to colour printing, but initially it was to costly a process for the publisher of sporting prints." (Snelgrove, p. viii).Siltzer, p. 64Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874 The Paul Mellon Collection, 42Not in Schwerdt

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