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        Italien - Lago di Como. Skizzenbuch mit 29 Bleistift- und Tuschzeichnung aus dem mediteranen Raum.

      1850 - ca. 1850. Roter Maroquineinband mit Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung. Einband berieben und bestossen. Roter Maroquineinband mit Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung.

      [Bookseller: EOS Buchantiquariat Benz]
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        Chronicles and Characters of the Stock Exchange

      Wm. Crosby and H.P. Nichols, Boston 1850 - First American edition (originally published in London in 1849, the work also appears, probably simultaneously, in the U.S. in the *Bankers' Magazine for 1850*). Publisher's cloth. Contemporary owner's name ("Isaac W. Blain, Brooklyn"), rebacked, saving all but the top 1.5" of the spine, and nearly all of the title, about very good. An early and important history of the London Stock Exchange. *OCLC* locates several copies of the English edition, but only a single copy of the first American edition, at AAS. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Chronicles and Characters of the Stock Exchange (with Defoe's Anatomy of Exchange Alley as an Appendix)

      Wm. Crosby & H.P. Nichols, Boston 1850 - "Previously published in the Banker's magazine for 1850." Ex-library with bookplate inside front cover and two handstamps on title page; withdrawn handstamp on the bookplate. Sound binding; cracked hinges. Clean pages. The endpapers and forematter have minor marginal wear, toning, and soiling. Minor wear to the cover. A classic and important history of the London Stock Exchange loaded with fascinating anecdotes including information on Tulip Mania, the Tontines, East India Company Stock, early dealers, corruption in Parliament, the South Sea Bubble, the Boston Tea Party, lotteries, frauds, and much more. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Whampoa Anchorage with American, British and Danish Shipping

      Chinese, circa 1850 - Tingua and his studio Chinese, c. 1845-1855 Gouche on pith paper Framed size: 17 1/4” x 21 1/2” The studio of the artist Tingqua was perhaps the most prolific source of Chinese export painting during the nineteenth century. Located at 16 China Street, Guangzhou, the school specialized in gouache and watercolor paintings influenced by Western artistic traditions. These works became known in America primarily through the American China trader Augustine Heard, who brought a substantial collection of Tingqua paintings back to the United States in ca. 1855. These are now located at the Peabody Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Tingqua was from a family of Chinese artists, each of whom were recognized for there skills in painting scenes suitable for the export market. His father, Guan Zuolin, often known by his western name, Spoilum, was the first identifiable artist of the Cantonese export school. These exquisite little views absolutely typify Tingqua’s style and technique. All four works display the Tingqua denotation of the sea by regular parallel lines, sometimes with ripples in the foreground. Moreover, his characteristic mannerism of representing trees as thick clusters of yellow-green leaves is amply demonstrated in his paintings of the Canton Waterfront with the U.S. Steamer “Spark” and Whampoa Anchorage with American, British and Danish Shipping. These watercolors also illustrate the diversity of countries trading in China, particularly in the former work, with the flags of the American, British, French and Danish nations displayed prominently along the skyline. Above all, Tingqua’s work is perhaps most recognized for its exquisite characterization of daily life and for its exceptional detail. The precision of the brushwork and concentration upon light effects is superb, and in each scene the importance of world trade with China is beautifully displayed.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Portrait. Dreiviertelfigur nach halblinks in Uniform mit einem Fernrohr in beiden Händen, Hintergrund mit Schlachtendarstellung. Lithographie auf Tonplatte von Marie Alexandre Alophe nach einer Daguerrotypie.

      New York & Paris, Goupil, Vibert, ca. 1850.. Format: 290 x 230 mm. Blattgröße: 480 x 340 mm.. *Schönes Bildnis des amerikanischen Generals und 12. Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten. - Original lithograph portrait print with tintstone of Zachary Taylor, made by Marie Alexandre Alophe (lithographer, 1812-83). Printed about 1850 by Goupil in Paris and New York. Size (image): 11,5 x 9 inch. Sheet: 19 x 13,5 inch. In overall fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        A Letter on Southern Wrongs and Southern Remedies: Addressed to the Hon. W.J. Grayson, In Reply to his Letter to the Governor of South-Carolina, on the Dissolution of the Union

      Charleston, S.C.: Published by the Southern Rights Association [by] Steam Press of Walker and James. 1850. First. First edition (two issues of this published in 1850, no priority established). Printed self-wrappers. A single folio sheet folded and unbound. Unopened. Partially opened with some rough edges to the pages, an about very good copy. OCLC locates six copies of the other 1850 issue, but none of this issue (although it mentions its existence in a note). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        HISTORIA DEL TOREO Y DE LAS PRINCIPALES GANADERIAS DE ESPAÑA

      Imp. de D. Anselmo Sta Coloma y Compañia Madrid. 27X18. 380Pág+4h. 1850. Pasta española. Profusamente ilustrada de grabados y litografias (1 facsimilada). Suntuosa edición de la historia del toreo y sus ganaderias, muy apreciada. Ref 3.4 Biblioteca A.. 1ª Edición. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Muy bien.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        A Letter on Southern Wrongs and Southern Remedies: Addressed to the Hon. W.J. Grayson, In Reply to his Letter to the Governor of South-Carolina, on the Dissolution of the Union

      Charleston, S.C.: Published by the Southern Rights Association [by] Steam Press of Walker and James. 1850. First. First edition (two issues of this published in 1850, no priority established). Printed self-wrappers. A single folio sheet folded and unbound. Unopened. Partially opened with some rough edges to the pages, an about very good copy. OCLC locates six copies of the other 1850 issue, but none of this issue (although it mentions its existence in a note). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A Pictorial Atlas of Fossil Remains, consisting of illustrations selected from Parkinson's "Organic Remains of a Former World" and Artis's "Antediluvian Phytology", with descriptions by Gideon Algernon Mantell, with seventy-four plates containing nearly nine hundred figures,

      London, H. G. Bohn, 1850. with tinted lithograph frontispiece, 74 black & white lithograph plates (one folding), and wood engravings in the text, 4to. (pp. 207), original grained brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, upper cover lettered in gilt within thick and thin blind line borders, original brown endpapers, respined incorporating original cloth spine, inside paper joints neatly strengthened, Victorian ownership label on front endpaper of Thomas Lupton of Morecambe, A very good copy, blank verso of front endpaper and blank recto of frontispiece lightly damp marked but lithograph frontispiece unaffected, faint offsets from plates onto text, a few inoffensive scattered small fox spots, but binding firm and sound, text and plates clean throughout. "Gideon Algernon Mantell, born in Lewes, Sussex, 1790 - 1852, an English obstetrician, geologist and palaeontologist. His attempts to reconstruct the structure and life of Iguanodon began the scientific study of dinosaurs. At the time of his death Mantell was credited with discovering 4 of the 5 genera of dinosaurs then known". "A Pictorial Atlas of Fossil Remains" includes "Fossil Reptiles of the Wealden The Iguanodon" pages 193 - 197 and 'The Pelorosaurus' page 197.

      [Bookseller: Robert Kirkman Ltd ABA ILAB PBFA]
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        Les Parures. Fantasie par Gavarni. Texte par Méry. Histoire de la mode par le C.te Foelix [i. e. L. F. Raban].

      Paris, (Lacour für) G. de Gonet, Martinon, Veuve Louis Janet sowie Karl Twietmeyer (Leipzig), [1850]. - Small folio. (4), 300 pp. With hand-coloured engr. frontispiece and 15 hand-coloured engr. plates with laced edges and tissue guards. Original giltstamped red cloth. All edges gilt. First edition. - Charming work of French fashion illustration, also depicting acessoires, jewels, and flower decorations. The 16 steel engravings are by Geoffroy, based on drawings by the much-sought Gavarni (1804-66), and depict "studies of beautiful women, fashionably attired for the most part, which were drawn in London. Méry wrote the 'fantasy' accompanying them to fit Gavarni's designs" (Ray). - This is the "appealing [.] special edition in which the steel engravings are printed and delicately colored on paper with borders cut to various lace patterns. So presented, Gavarni's designs become fashion plates of the first order" (ibid.). Another similarly designed volume was published that same year, a fact pointed at by the series title "Perles et Parues". - Slight foxing; tiny defects to spine-ends. Hungarian library stamp. Lipperheide Cm 9 (incomplete). Ray (French) 209A. Carteret III, 461. Vicaire 770f. Sander 469. OCLC 1533760. Not in Colas. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Erinnerung an Tyrol von G. Frommel

      Berlin, 1850 - Album di cm. 33 x 26, frontespizio con grande veduta centrale e 12 tavole fuori testo con grandi vedute incise in rame, ciascuna accompagnata da una carta di testo esplicativo. Legatura originale in cart. illustrato e con titoli impressi. Piatti staccati, peraltro esemplare in buono stato di conservazione. Rara raccolta di vedute tirolesi che ripropone la celebre suite edita dal Frommel nel 1842. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Works - [Includes Neighbours, The Home, President's Daughters, A Diary, Strife and Peace, H-Family, Parsonage of Mora, Brothers and Sisters, Midnight Sun, and Easter Offering]

      New York; Harper & Bros., (1850?) - Text in double columns. Each with a seperate title page. Related names: Howitt, Mary Botham, 1799-1888, tr. Tissue-guarded portrait frontis. Scattered, marginal foxing. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Chart of the Bay of San Pablo Straits of Carquines and part of the Bay of San Francisco California by . Ringgold assisited by Simon F. Blunt . Projected, constructed & drawn by Fred. D. Stuart . assisted by A.H. Campbell

      Washington, D.C. 1850 - Rare unfolded thick paper issue of this important early chart of San Francisco bay and its environs by the 'Gold Rush Surveyor' (A.F. Houston) This rare separately issued map sheet is one of the results of a series of surveys carried out under Cadwalader Ringgold's's leadership between August 1849 and June 1850. The California gold rush had brought home the fact that there was an urgent need for accurate charts of the route from the Golden Gate up river to Sacramento and beyond to the area around Sutter's Fort on the American River. The local government and business community moved quickly: the San Francisco newspaper Alta California (20 June 1849) noted that 'A subscription is on foot among our business men to survey and buoy the Suisun bay and the Sacramento river between the port and Sacramento city. Captain Ringgold, USN, has been employed to make the survey, and there is every prospect that it will be speedily accomplished' The results of the survey were published in Ringgold's A series of charts, with sailing directions, embracing surveys of the Farallones, entrance to the bay of San Francisco, bays of San Francisco and San Pablo, straits of Carquines and Suisun Bay, confluence and deltic branches of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and the Sacramento River (with the middle fork) to the American River, including the cities of Sacramento and Boston, State of California. (Washington: J.T. Towers, 1851), with the charts, folded and printed on thin paper. The present example is from the rare series of charts printed on thick paper, unfolded and intended for use on board the vessels wishing to make the hazardous journey up river to Sacramento. Cf. Alan Fraser Houston 'Cadwalader Ringgold, U.S. Navy' in California History , vol.79, Winter 2000; cf. Cowan (II), pp. 533-534; cf. Howes-Hartley R-301; cf. Kurutz 536c; cf. Rocq 11146; Rumsey 4658.001; cf. Sabin 71425; cf. Streeter Sale 2679. Lithographic map, by C.B. Graham from Ringgold's survey. Sheet size: 31 1/8 x 21 5/16 inches. In good condition, on later backing paper with a number of small repaired marginal tears.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Mitchell's New Traveller's Guide Through the United States, Showing the Railroads, Canals, Stage Roads &c

      Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., Philadelphia 1850 - 5 inset maps are present, upper left titled "Map of Copper Mine Region", upper middle "Vicinity of Niagara Falls", mid right "Map of the Maritime and Overland Routes to California, with the last map is another inset "Map of the Gold and Quicksilver Disctrict of Califronia. On the lower right "Map of New England or Eastern States", Size : 550x730 (mm), 21.625x28.75 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring Good, some wear, cracks and minor surface loss along the folds, professionally repaired. Laid on acid free paper for long term preservation.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Veduta generale dei Tempi di Girgenti.

      1850 ca. 1850 - Disegno ad inchiostro di china. Cm. 16 x 28 oltre ampi margini. Titolo manoscritto.

      [Bookseller: CASELLA STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ALAI-ILAB]
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        Vista mostrando el puerto de Mahon en la isla de Menorca.

      París circa 1850-60 - Litografía en color original. 53x 44 cms.Amplios margenes y muy buen estado.Vista perteneciente a la colección "Puertos de Mar de Europa, España".La vista presenta el puerto natural de Mahon con navios de linea y barcos a vapor,el castillo de SanFelipe en último termino.La litografía no tiene pie de imprentaysería por tanto una tiradapirata realizada probablemente en Alemania o Austria.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Pontes]
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        FREIGHT LOCOMOTIVE ENGINE. DON JUAN.

      [ca. s]. 1850 - A very fine drawing, pen and black ink over pencil. Image 25 1/2 x 41 inches, wide margins. Ink ruled border. Calligraphic title and mechanical specifications within upper image. Signed lower left: "Z. Colburn, Del." Uniform light age-toning with unobtrusive light scattered foxing. Excellent condition. Impressive carved hardwood frame and gilt liner, French mat. A large and visually impressive schematic drawing of the locomotive engine, Don Juan, stopped on a section of track, probably prepared to illustrate a private report for an American railroad company. This finely detailed drawing of the Don Juan is fully seven times the size, and more sharply delineated, than Colburn's well known railroad lithographs, executed in 1858 by Julius Bien and found in THE PERMANENT WAY AND COAL BURNING LOCOMOTIVES., a comparative economic and technological analysis of British and European railway systems, with their American counterparts. The mechanical specifications of the powerful Don Juan are finely inked above its smokestacks: "DIAM of CYLINDER, 18 in. STROKE of PISTON, 20 in. DIAM. of DRIVERS, 42 in. WT. of ENGINES, 24 tons. WATER room in boiler, 96 cubic ft. STEAM do. 48 cubic ft. CAPACITY of do. 718 gallons. TUBE SURFACE, 928 sq. ft. FIRE BOX do. 60 sq. ft. AREA OF GRATE, 11-1/12 sq. ft." A rare and eminently displayable piece of 19th- century American railroadiana, this is the first Colburn drawing we have encountered, and a remarkable example of virtuosity in graphics. See Zerah Colburn & Alexander L. Holley, THE PERMANENT WAY AND COAL-BURNING LOCOMOTIVE BOILERS OF EUROPEAN RAILWAYS WITH A COMPARISON OF THE WORKING ECONOMY OF EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LINES, AND THE PRINCIPLES UPON WHICH IMPROVEMENT MUST PROCEED (New York, 1858), passim. Illustrated with fifty- one engraved plates; the frontispiece, of the passenger engine, Canute, is very much in the style of the present drawing.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE THREE TOURS OF DOCTOR SYNTAX. In Search of the Picturesque.In Search of Consolation.In Search of a Wife.

      Nattali and Bond. London. No Date.,Circa 1850 - THREE VOLUMES. Tall 8vo (10.2 x 6.6 inches). Text and plates taken from the Ninth edition. Complete set of this famous trilogy, with 80 fine hand-coloured, full page, aquatint plates, the colouring still strong and bright, by Thomas Rowlandson. Some minor spots of foxing to a few leaves in each volume but generally clean and bright copies in the scarce original publisher's brown cloth bindings, with gilt lettering and decoration on spines. Decorative blind stamped panels on boards. Original yellow coated endpapers. Previous owners bookplates to front paste downe endpapers. Some rubbing to top and tail of spines and fore-edges, and a couple of the hinges with neatly repaired splits (about 1.5 inches) but generally these are very good examples. Slight uniform fading to spines but overall a very attractive set of this classic work with Rowlandson's humourous plates. Uncommon in the publishers original decorative cloth bindings.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster. - ABA & PBFA Member.]
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        DICCIONARIO Geográfico - Estadístico - Histórico de España y sus posesiones de ultramar. (16 vols.)

      Madrid, Establecimiento Lit. Tip. P. Madoz, 1845-1850 - 16 Vols. 4º M. Encuadernación en holandesa piel, planos papel. - Primera edición. Todos los tomos con portada grabada por Urrabieta y Benedicto. Existen variaciones en el pie de imprenta. Texto a dos columnas [Rfs.: Palau nº 146308. CCPB121484-5] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berrocal Libros Antiguos]
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        Geografia universal física, histórica, politica, antigua y moderna. (Precedida de una introduccion histórica, y seguida de una ojeada sobre la Geografia antigua, por Balbi, Laurenandière y Huot)

      - Geografía. Historia de la geografía. (91) Mellado Madrid 1850 Encuadernación en holandesa con nervios y dorados, cortes tintados. Obra ilustrada con mapas grabados 16x11 cm Tomo I xxvi+502 pp+5láminas Tomo II 472pp+2láminas Tomo III 481pp+4láminas TomoIV 538 pp+3láminas Tomo V 485pp +5 láminas Tomo VI 467pp+6 láminas OBRA COMPLETA 38F [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Scarlet Letter

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1850: Second Edition. Metcalf & Company imprint at bottom of copyright page, two page author preface, "The Custom-House - Introductory" present, but lacking the first page of adverts, therefore rendered undated but still identifiable as a second edition. In Very Good condition, with wear commensurate with age. Cloth shows a few spots to the front board, light mottling with age. Chipping to cloth at spine ends. Gilt stamping to spine is pleasantly bright. Front hinge appears repaired. Previous owner name on front end paper. Prelims show light staining. Pages show light occasional foxing, but are surprisingly bright. A lovely, unrestored copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        La Chine et la presqu’île malaise. Relation d’un voyage accompli en 1843, 1844, 1845 et 1846. Par le Dr Melchior Yvan.

      Paris, Boulé, Éditeur, 1850 - demi-basane prune, dos lisse, filets or, titre or, palette or en pied, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire. « Peu commun » Ryckebusch, 8133. Borba de Moraes, t. II, p. 948. Cordier, B. S., t. III, 2118. Cordier, B. I., t. II, 1465. Manque à Mendelssohn. Édition originale très rare. L’ouvrage fut publié en 10 livraisons (complètes) qui forment la première partie du voyage (dixième livraison – 10 octobre 1850). Un avis de l’éditeur nous informe au dos du feuillet final la publication prochaine de la « seconde partie de La Chine, par Melchior Yvan » (Paris, 1852, in-8°, 56 pp. et Paris, Hachette, 1855, in-12°, 388 pp.). En 1843, suite au traité de Nankin qui ouvrait la Chine au commerce européen, le gouvernement français décida d’envoyer en Extrême-Orient une importante délégation diplomatique et commerciale sous l’autorité de Théodore Lagrené, désigné chef de la mission. Le but de cette ambassade était d’acquérir pour la France des avantages commerciaux équivalents à ceux dont bénéficiait l’Angleterre, d’assurer la protection des missionnaires et des chrétiens en Chine et d’obtenir l’implamtation d’une base navale – l’équivalent de Hong-Kong pour les Britanniques – afin de servir de point de relâche à notre marine de guerre et de commerce. Départ de Brest le 12 décembre 1843 sur la frégate la « Sirène ». À bord, Lagrené et la plupart des diplomates ainsi que Melchior Yvan, docteur de la mission et témoin oculaire des négociations. Les principale escales : Ténérife le 26 décembre (de la p. 7 à la p. 26). Rio de Janeiro du 27 janvier 1844 au 25 février (de la p. 39 à la p. 90). Le cap de Bonne-Espérance et sa colonie le 24 mars. (de la p. 91 à la p. 119). L’Île Bourbon, le 30 avril (de la p. 119 à la p. 158). FIRST EDTION. VERY GOOD COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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        Fragments d'une histoire des Arsacides. Ouvrage posthume publié sous les auspices du Ministère de l'Instruction publique [par Félix Lajard].

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale 1850 - 2 vol. in-8, XII-[2]-448 et [4]-446 pp., avec trois tableaux dépliants hors-texte, index, demi-veau blond, dos lisses ornés de filets et pointillés dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison bouteille, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire. Le jeune pionnier des études arméniennes en France que fut Antoine-Jean Saint-Martin (1791-1832) fut emporté par l'épidémie de choléra en juin 1832. Il avait appris presque seul le turc, l'arabe, l'arménien, le farsi et le syriaque, et, dans ses dernières années, s'était consacré presque exclusivement à cette Histoire des Arsacides, incluant les quatre branches régnantes de cette dynastie, qui ne devait jamais voir le jour. Seuls ces fragments récupérés parmi ses notes furent donnés au public par Félix Lajard.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Gesamtans., mit Blick in die Umgebung, im Vgr. eine Gruppe von Personen ( keine Studenten!) an einem Tisch beim Bier- und Weintrinken.

      . Lithographie v. Emil Hochdanz, um 1850, 31 x 42. Selten! - Das Blatt im Stein sign.. allerdings nicht einwandfrei lesbar. Das Blatt allseitig knapprandig und ohne Legende.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Stansbury's Expedition: Maps

      Departments of the Army 1850 - 2 maps of an expedition now know at The Stansbury Expedition are bound into a hardcover book. The book is bound in very dark blue cloth with gilt title and stamped design. Both maps were created under order of J.J. Albert by Capt. Howard Stansbury assisted by Lt. J. W. Gunnison and Albert Carrington. The maps were drawn by Lt. J. W.Gunnison and Charles Preus. Maps are: (1)opening to the right - Great Salt Lake and Adjacent Areas of the Territory of Utah which measures approximately 44 by 32 inches, scale is 1:240000. (2) opening to the left is Fort Leavenworth (along with) The Missouri River (and) The Great Salt Lake measuring approximately 69 by 30.5 inches, scale is 1: 1000000. Dating on the maps is 1849 to 1850. Maps were created during the two year expedition from Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas westward to evaluate emigration trails and scout for possible railroad routes. In a meeting with Mormon leader, Brigham Young, Albert Carrington was added to the expeditions as Young's representative. Maps have been and are folded which has created weakness and tearing in places along the folds with the worst have been repaired, there is moderate foxing and a few small tears, dimensions have been written in pencil on verso of both maps, very light smudging/fingering. The book in which the maps are bound is worn on edges with the heaviest wear at tips of corners, spine has been reinforced on the inside, rear panel a bit soiled. Gilt title is still bright. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbums of Ish Kabibble Books]
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        Colton's Traveler and Tourist's Guide-Book Through the United States Of America and the Canadas

      J. H. Colton, New York 1850 - 12 mo., (6 x 4 inches). 2 lithograph maps on bank note paper with original hand-color in outline: "The Rail Road Routes between New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington"; "Colton's Map of the United States the Canadas &c. Rail Roads, Canals, & Stage Roads with Distances from Place to Place", with fine vignettes of the "Isthmus of Panama Showing the Routes of Travel between Chagres & Panama"; "Map of the United States Central America &c." "Map of New England and Eastern New York" (numerous separations at folds, some of which have been professionally repaired). Original red cloth gilt cloth (expertly rebacked preserving the original spine, corners strengthened) Provenance: Contemporary penciled ownership inscription of W. S., Jane, Jas. Simonds on front pastedown. First edition of a popular guide book that went through many editions. "Essentially same as the various handbooks listed under Smith, John Calvin. Includes material on California, Oregon and Texas, with overland routes, etc." (Howes). This is a fairly extensive guide book for the entire United States, despite the fact the map shows only about half the country. Colton includes discussions of the Oregon Territory, California, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas. The section on California enthusiastically describes the climate and the Gold Regions, followed by a table describing routes from Fort Leavenworth to San Diego, Independence to Sacramento via South Pass, Independence to Oregon City, and Council Bluffs to Salt Lake City. The Texas section has a brief (but rare) reference to the ghost town of "Zodeac" (actually Zodiac), a short-lived Mormon settlement founded by Lyman Wight's splinter sect that protested Brigham Young's leadership after Joseph Smith's death and went searching for Zion in Texas. The large map shows Texas to slightly west of San Antonio (the border of Texas is still shown as the Sabine River). Two of the inset maps relate to the California Gold Rush. The upper inset shows the proposed line of the Panama Railroad; and the second inset of the U.S. shows the "Gold Regions" in California and the two overland routes from Independence, the northern route going to San Francisco via Salt Lake City, and the southern route going to San Diego via Santa Fe. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Souvenir d'Ems es des bords du Rhin. Collection de vues pittoresque.

      Bad Ems, Kirchberger, um 1850.. lithogr. Titelbl. und 25 Taf. mit Ansichten in Aquatinta, qu.- 4°, farb. ill. Hlwd.. Das bekannte und schöne Ansichtenwerk von Tanner über das Rheinland, hier erweitert um eine Ansicht von Bad Ems, sonst identisch und in vorzüglichem Zustand. Bis auf die Ansicht von Bad Ems alle Aquatinten gedruckt b. Victor v. Zabern, jeweils mit Buntpapiervorsätzen. Unter den Ansichten Mainz, Wiesbaden, Rüdesheim, Bingen, Oberwesel, Boppard, Koblenz, Neuwied, Bonn, Köln und kleinere Rheinorte. ( genaue Auflistung bei Engelmann II, 827 ).

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        The Croquet Lawn.

      Beckmann Brothers, London 1850 - Image Size : 435x558 (mm), 17.125x22 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 501x655 (mm), 19.75x25.75 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph Very Good, short tear on left margin not affecting the image

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        Painting of a Coved Ceiling by Giulio Romano in the Palazzo Vecchio at Mantua

      - A wonderfully detailed chromolithograph by Lewis Gruner measuring from his book ‘Specimens of Ornamental Art Selected from the Best Models of the Classical Epochs’ published in London by Thomas M'Lean in 1850. This print measures approximately 19.5” x 25” During the 19th century, “pattern books” became popular in Europe, which gave access to decorative elements recorded from cultures all over the world. Gruner’s Specimens of Ornamental Art contains illustrations of ornamental detail found on Italian architecture from the 12th - 15th centuries. This volume is considered to be one of the finest examples of color printing, or chromolithography, from the 19th century. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing/staining and a few small tears in margins.

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        Paintings of a Coved Ceiling by Giulio Romano in the Palazzo Vecchio at Mantua

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

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        WAH-TO-YAH, AND THE TAOS TRAIL; OR PRAIRIE TRAVEL AND SCALP DANCES, WITH A LOOK AT LOS RANCHEROS FROM MULEBACK AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN CAMPFIRE

      Cincinnati. 1850.. vi,[1],349pp. Original brown publisher's cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Spine ends and corners lightly worn. Presentation inscription on front flyleaf. Some light foxing and soiling. Very good. In a green half morocco slipcase with chemise. Inscribed on the front flyleaf: "To Miss Macalester, with Mr. Garrard's compliments." A rare presentation copy of the most readable work on the Santa Fe Trail, and a classic of Western Americana. The author, only seventeen when he set out for the West, managed to be in the thick of the stirring events of 1846, the taking of New Mexico, the Taos Massacre, and the final subjugation of the province. All are recounted with verve and accuracy. A most desirable copy of this important work. WAGNER-CAMP 182. HOWES G70, "b." GRAFF 1513. RITTENHOUSE 236. STREETER SALE 170. TUTOROW 3428.

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        Wonderful experiments! . . . Electricity . . . [Broadside].

      1850 - Rare 19th Century American Electricity Broadside[Electricity] Wonderful experiments! At the [Liberty Hall (Groton)] this evening, [Feb. 19] inst. Dr. Fisk begs to inform the ladies and gentlemen of this place, that he will give one night of pleasing and instructive amusement . . . Broadside. Woodcut illustrations. N.p.: Samuel B. Hall, n.d. [ca. 1850]. 627 x 225 mm. Small portion of one corner torn (not affecting text), some creasing, minor stains, but very good.Rare nineteenth-century American broadside advertising Dr. Fisk's traveling show offering a "pleasing and instructive" demonstration of the many and varied uses of electricity. Among the marvels promised were "a splendid railway engine . . . driven by electricity, 200 miles per hour," "electro-magnetic engines, of immense power . . . driving a variety of useful machines," and "cannons and fireworks . . . fired by electricity." The broadside also proclaims that "a medical galvanizing machine will be at work for the benefit of all," which Dr. Fisk (whom we have not been able to identify) would use to make "chickens . . . fly without heads," and "sheep that have been dead some time . . . jump and run about." The broadside has blank spaces for inserting the place and date of Dr. Fisk's performance, which have been filled in with the words "Liberty Hall (Groton [Connecticut])" and "Feb. 19" in pencil in a nineteenth-century hand.

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        First [-Fourth] report on the facts of earthquake phaenomena

      1850-58, London 1850 - Foundation Work of Seismology-Author's CopyMallet, Robert (1810-81). (1) First [-third] report of the facts of earthquake phaenomena. Offprints from Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1850 (1850), Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1851 (1852) and Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1852 [-54] (1852-55). [2], 87; [2], 273-320; [2], 176, [1], 118-212, 326pp. 6 plates, numbered 12-17. 218 x 135 mm. Three items in 2, bound in 19th century marbled boards rebacked and recornered in calf, slightly rubbed. Light toning, edges of some plates a little frayed, but very good. Mallet's copy, with his signature on the title of the first report; the first two reports interleaved with both autograph and printed corrections inserted throughout; autograph note on p. 153 of the third report. (2) [with John William Mallet.] The earthquake catalogue of the British Association, with the discussion, curves, and maps, etc. . . . Being third and fourth reports. Offprint from Transactions of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1852-58). [2], 176, [1], 118-212, 326, 136pp. 15 plates. 221 x 140 mm. Original boards, cloth spine with paper label, rebacked, one corner bent. Light toning, but very good. First Separate Editions. Mallet, an Irish engineer and inventor, was a pioneering researcher on earthquakes, and his four reports on earthquakes, published in the journals of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, represent the first scientific work on the subject. Mallet coined the term "seismology" to describe the scientific study of earthquakes, and was also responsible for the terms "epicenter," "seismic focus" (the point at which an earthquake originates), "angle of emergence," "isoseismal line" (contour or line on a map bounding points of equal intensity for a particular earthquake), and "meizoseismal area" (area of maximum earthquake damage). "He produced an experimental seismograph in 1846. Important elements of his model, which was never actually used, were incorporated in the seismograph that Luigi Palmieri made in 1855. Between 1850 and 1861 Mallet set off explosions in different locations to determine the rate of travel of seismic waves in sand (825 feet per second), solid granite (1,665 feet per second) and quartzite (1,162 feet per second). According to A. Sieberg (1924), Mallet should be considered the founder of the physics of earthquakes. . . . Mallet presented his most important seismic results in four Report[s] to the British Association (1850, 1851, 1852-54, 1858) and in four editions of the Admiralty Manual of Scientific Enquiry (1849, 1851, 1859, 1871). Between them, they contain an extensive catalog-which he prepared and debated with his son, John W. Mallet-of 6,831 earthquakes reported between 1606 B.C. and A.D. 1858 and his seismic map of the world" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). We are offering Mallet's copies of his first, second and third reports, with his corrections and emendations. Accompanying these is the Earthquake Catalogue of the British Association, which incorporates Mallet's third and fourth reports. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vignette Specimen Book]

      [Philadelphia] 1850 c. - 239 vignettes plus 4 pages of additional background design. Light foxing. Original 1/2 calf with marbled boards, front cover detached. Lacks title page. This is a scarce early American lithographed vignette book, providing examples of illustrations for use on financial instruments, letterheads and other business documents. The selection of cuts bears tribute to growing American technology, with many examples of trains, steamboats and factories. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WALLENSTEIN Originaltitel :GASTMAHL DER GENERAELE, WALLENSTEINS ZU PILSEN

      Wetteroth gedruck in München, um 1850. Stahlstich Blattgrösse 68.0x91.0cm; Bildgrösse 40.5x68.0xcm vollrandig, Plattenrand Versand in Rolle. folio, very nice condition, platemark

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        Memoirs of the Public and Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte; with copious Historical Illustrations, and Original Anecdotes from the MS. of Count Labedoyere. Interspersed with extracts from M.V. Arnaud, ... Preceded by an interesting Analysis of the French Revolution

      London: George Virtue, n.d. (c.1850)., 1850. 2 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary full straight grained morocco with gilt titles and gilt decoration to spines, decorative gilt rule to boards, all edges gilt, plain green end papers. Ownership to first blank. Illustrated with 8 hand-coloured plates and a map. A little rubbing to extremities with a couple of small nicks.; corners bumped; sppines slightly faded. A very attractive set.

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        Buffon en Estampes. Types du r?gne animal. Planches & illustrations, 2 Bände, Paris o. J. (um 1850)

      Paris, Ledot Ainé, um 1850. - Édouard Travi?s (1809 – 1870) kann als einer der brillantesten Tierzeichner und –illustratoren des 19. Jahrhunderts gelten. Seine Arbeiten (häufig Vögel und Insekten, aber auch andere Tiere), die er zwischen 1831 und 1866 regelmäßig im Pariser Salon ausstellte, zeigen eine bis dahin kaum erreichte Präzision und Ausdruckskraft, die auch heute noch begeistert. Original-Zeichnungen und –Aquarelle des Künstlers sind im internationalen Auktionshandel begehrt. Druckwerke bzw. Sammelwerke Travi?s‘ - wie das hier vorliegende - sind im Original heute kaum noch erhältlich. de 2000 Beide Bände in gutem Zustand: Bei Band 1 Kapitale etwas ausgefranst, oben mit leichten Anrissen, sonst sehr sauber erhalten. Bei Band 2 wurde der Rücken unter Verwendung des Original-Rückenschildes fachmännisch erneuert. Diese Arbeit ist sehr gut ausgeführt und fällt kaum ins Auge. Vorderdeckel etwas berieben und geringfügig fleckig sowie mit erkennbarem Abdruck eines runden Gegenstandes. Die Tafeln partiell geringfügig fleckig, sonst gut erhalten und ohne Läsionen. Schönes Exemplar dieses brillant gestaltetes Werkes der Tier-Illustration. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (Rubrik: Tier-Enzyklopädien) und auf Anfrage. Vollständiges Werk in zwei Bänden. Grüner sowie roter Original-Ganzleinenband im Querformat 36 x 26,5 cm. Mit goldgeprägten Rücken- und Deckeltiteln sowie goldgeprägter Deckelillustration (liegender Löwe). Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Farbige Vorsätze. Beide Bände mit zusammen 48 großformatigen gestochenen Tafeln, die zumeist jeweils zwei Tierdarstellungen enthalten, und jeweils zugehörigen Textseiten.

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        The Pictorial Gallery of English Race Horses; Containing Portraits of all the Winners of the Derby, Oaks, and St. Leger Stakes, during the last twenty years; and a history of the principal operations of the turf.

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1850. - 8vo., (10 ¼ x 6 ¾ inches). Half-title (a bit browned throughout). Engraved frontispiece; 72 fine engraved full-page plates (one or two pale stains); 19 in-text engravings. Contemporary half red crushed morocco, paper boards, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in two and equestrian ornaments in the rest, top edge gilt (upper hinge cracked but holding; extremities a bit worn). Provenance: Bookplate of Kenneth Franzheim (1890-1959) to front pastedown; manuscript list of winners from the years 1851-56 to verso of rear blank. First edition. Illustrated with 92 engravings after paintings by Cooper, Herring, Hancock, Alken, Hall, and other sporting artists (though title page cites only 90). Tattersall, an architect as well as a sporting artist, was the son of the second Richard Tattersall, whose father founded Tattersall's Horse Market, the main auctioneers of race horses in Ireland and the UK. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pfeife rauchender Herr., Bleistiftzeichnung mit Tusche laviert.

      Um 1850. - Unten rechts signiert (Stempelsignatur). Auf Zeichenpapier. Bildhaft ausgeführtes Schulterstück im Dreiviertelprofil mit Bleistift. Der Herr ist mit der für Süddeutschland typischen langen Tabakspfeife dargestellt. Carl Steffeck studiert an der Berliner Akademie bei Franz Krüger. Er wird vor allem für seine Historienbilder und Bildnisse geschätzt und ist ein vorzüglicher Zeichner. Wohl vom Künstler auf Unterlage montiert und mit Bleistift eingefasst. - Wenige Braunfleckchen. Am Oberrand Spuren vom Deckweiß der übermalten Unterlagepappe. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        The Poetical Works of Robert Southey

      hardcover. Collected by himself. Frontis, 10 vols., tall 12mo, full polished calf, gilt dec. raised spines, leather labels (ex. lib.). London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, n.d. (ca. 1850).

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        Vue of the seraglio point,Constantinople from the tower of Galata.

      London. T.S. Boys and J Hogarth. 1850-60 - large lithographic view.68x44 cm,size of image. large margins and coloured throughout.perfect condition.A rare and unusual large lithographic view of the Golden horn from Galata.

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        MEMOIRES D'OUTRE-TOME, 6 TOMES

      Eugène et Victor Penaud Frères, Paris - RO40203515: 6 tomes d'env. 400-450 pages chacun. Auteur, titre et tomaison dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Annotations en page de titre. Plats frottésn leurs bords étant très frottés. (Très rare) Vers 1850. Complet en 6 tomes. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Scarlet Letter

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1850 - One of 2,500 copies published of this true first edition, on 16 March 1850, according to C.E. Frazier Clark Jr.'s definitive "Nathaniel Hawthorne - A Descriptive Bibliography". Number A16.1 in Clark's bibliography and number 7600 in BAL. This copy is in the following states and sub-states, again as described by Clark: Binding: in the style of Ticknor format A. Brown bold-ribbed T cloth with blind-stamped floral device inside ruled panels on both covers. Spine gold-stamped. Cream-colored wove endpapers. The contents are listed on pp. iii-iv and there is no preface. This is a key indicator of the first edition versus the second edition, which includes a preface. The other variants between the first and second editions are also present. These consist of sixty-nine typographical and spelling errors and punctuation changes throughout the text. For example, on page 21 line 20 "reduplicate" appears instead of "repudiate." Two of these variants (pg 31 line 20 and pg 132 line 29) are not as listed but these appear to be errors in Clark's list. Page 321 is in State x1 - line 10 has presence of work-up. Page iii is in State a2 - the "N" is beneath the "r" in "according" and the "1" of "192" is out of position. Four pages of ads were inserted between the front endpapers in most copies. This copy does not have any ads. It is unclear if they were lost or if this is one of the copies that never had ads. The text block is complete, although the stitching has loosened. The leaves are clean and unmarked except for a previous owner's name, dated 1850, on the front pastedown. The boards are in good condition, with some wear at the corners. The spine is in tatters, however, with some pieces missing. It is held to the boards with transparent tape. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        C. 1850 Palm Leaf Buddhist Sutra Book

      Not Published, No Place Listed 1850 - Approx. 130 leaves, with text on both sides; 20" long, nearly 2" wide each leaf; held together by string sent through two center holes on each leaf; no cover, drawings or illustrations; of an unknown text, most probably a Buddhist sutra, not translated; our research indicates possibly a Tham (Tai & Pali mix) script; no date; circa 19th century; some edge chipping, darkening to leaves, splitting; a few pieces of leaves broken away, gone; good condition overall; see the Collection of the Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation online for further comparison and pictorial examples of texts. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Jeune Naturaliste

      Maison Martinet - Hautecoeur Freres, Paris, France - 43 text pages in French. 24 Handcolored lithographs of Jacob Lehnert (French, 19th century). 24 - 10" x 6 1/2" full page beautiful handcolored lithographic plates of 68 animal species, with French captions generally in VG condition. Published circa between 1850 and 1880. Lithography by Ch. Fernique, Paris. Front cover is also a handcolored lithograph depicting 5 different animal species. Cover is soiled and well worn, title page has a tear, worn at edges and is taped to front cover, free front endpaper missing. Front pastedown is covered with colored postcards. Last several pages worn at edges - separated at hinge. Several text pages have some short tears. The 24 plates are in generally VG condition.

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        Train du plaisir dans les cinq parties du monde. Voyage pittoresque et fantastique. Texte par? Lithographies par A. Lacauchie

      Maison Martinet Hautecoeur frères s.a. (c. 1850), Paris - 2 h. inc. Port., 50 p., 1 h. Sin num. De tabla, 12 láminas litográficas a toda plana iluminadas a mano de época. Tela editorial, título dorado en plano superior.Viaje imaginario por los cinco continentes, con texto humorístico y bellamente ilustrado con los tipos y costumbres de los países recorridos. Especial interés el referente a España con la figura del torero y la dama andaluza; y el mejicano.Manchas de oxidación generalizadas. Una de las láminas, la relativa a Escocia, está rasgada y ha sido reforzada al vuelto

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