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        Canterbury Papers Parts 1 & 2

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

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        Proof engravings to Oeuvres de Béranger, Ma Biographie

      [Paris: Perrotin, 1847; 1850] - Folio. 77 steel-engraved proofs before letters on INDIA PAPER, mounted to thick paper, after Charlet, De Lemud, Johannot, Daubigny, Pauquet, Jacques, Lange, Pinguilly, De Rudder and Raffet. Slightly later half red morocco and marbled boards, by V[ictor] Champs, t.e.g. Foxing to mounts throughout, rarely affecting the images [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        GUIDE DE L'ETRANGER A BORDEAUX ET DANS LA GIRONDE - BORDEAUX SES ENVIRONS ET SES VINS CLASSES PAR ORDRE DE MERITE.

      Edition : BORDEAUX, FERET FILS, 1850 - Reliure demi-maroquin vert foncé, posterieure - Dos à nerfs, entre-nerfs ornés et titres dorés, couverture et dos conservés - Edition originale - Orné de 4 lithographies sur fond crème et d'une carte dépliante in fine - Premier plat et dos (conservés), sont un peu fanés, sinon parfait état du livre, de la carte, de la reliure 319 pages, in-8, 19,5 cm, relié. Très bon état [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Philadelphia from Camden-1850

      Smith Brothers and Co., New York 1850 - Color lithograph. Sheet size: 27 3/4 x 42 3/4". Inventory#: p424pmat.

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        History of the Romans under the empire.

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

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Papillons Exotiques.

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

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        ALBUM DE FLEURS PAR G. VARNIER

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

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Lake Como [and:] Lake Maggiore

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

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        The Pictorial Gallery of English Race Horses

      Henry G. Bohn, London 1850 - For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. A rare first edition in very good condition overall. Mostly very clean internally with only a few small marks. The plates are in mostly very good, clean condition. Closed tear to plate facing page 41 has been repaired. Original gilt and blind stamped cloth. Spine laid down and refurbished. Buying more than one book will save on postage costs. To help our customers, we have split our books into 70 + categories. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Comprehensive Report on New York's Institutionalized Poor

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

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        Fashion Design, watercolor and gouache, heightened in white pastel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        WAH-TO-YAH, AND THE TAOS TRAIL

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

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        AMERICAN NOTES FOR GENERAL CIRCULATION

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

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        THE SCARLET LETTER

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Paintings of a Groined Ceiling in the Church of St. Francesco at Lodi

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Hawthorn Flower and Fruit from Nature Arranged for an Ornamental Boarder

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

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        HALF-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF YALE PROFESSOR JAMES HADLEY].

      [New York? nd, ca. ]. 1850 - Oval daguerreotype, 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, in an attractive contemporary stamped gutta-percha frame, gilt, lined in red velvet. A few light spots. Near fine. A handsome daguerreotype of Yale professor James Hadley (1821- 72). Hadley was born in Fairfield, N.Y. and graduated from Yale in 1842. He was a philologist and professor of Greek there from 1851 to 1872. His son, Arthur T. Hadley, became president of Yale University. Hadley is depicted from the chest up, dressed in a suit and looking to the viewer's right.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A NEW MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (FROM NEW UNIVERSAL ATLAS OF THE WORLD)

      Philadelphia: Thomas Cowperthwait & Co.. ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced by 40%. Sale . price ends soon!***. 1850. Map. Map is toned but otherwise clean and in very good condition. Hand colored. 27" x 17.2". .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Speeches of Sir William Molesworth , Bart. M.P. in the House of Commons during the Session of 1850, on the Bill for the Better Government of the Australian Colonies

      London: James Ridgway, 1850. Octavo, 76 pp., very good in recent half green cloth, marbled boards. Important speech on transportation. A heated address to parliament delivered by Sir William Molesworth, a radical English M.P. who significantly contributed to the demise of transportation to New South Wales and Van Diemen&#39;s Land. Author of the famous 1837 report condemning transportation, Molesworth consistently advocated political self-determination for the colonies. In this speech he speaks in stark terms of the consequences of denying freedom to the Australian colonies while continuing convict transportation en-masse. He eloquently surmises their frustration: &#39;many of the colonists, unfortunately believing their rulers to be selfish and faithless, have begun to despair, and in despair ask one another how they can redress their grievances&#39;. Molesworth then warns that the Canadian rebellion and agitation at the Cape Colony are openly discussed in Australia as viable alternatives to the present status quo. Directed against recalcitrant members of the Colonial Office, Molesworth&#39;s speech draws upon the British loss of American colonies to stress the need for urgent change: &#39;we ought to maintain our colonial empire; because we knew that discontent prevailed throughout our colonies; because we believed that a train of errors, similar to that which lost us the United States, was endangering the colonial possessions that remained… because we despaired of any such reform coming from the Colonial Office.&#39; From the Bonython collection, with bookplate, and later from the library of Dr. Robert Edwards AO.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        [ALBUM OF FIFTEEN WATERCOLORS OF PLANTS, FLOWERS, FRUIT, AND A BIRD]

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Gesamtans., ".. nebst der Ruine Hohnstein".

      . altkol. Lithographie ( anonym ), um 1850, 28 x 40,5.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Schaumburg, 10. I. 1850. - 10¼ SS. auf 6 (= 3 Doppel-)Blatt. 4to. An Karl Frh. Mecséry de Tsoor (1804-1885), den seit dem Jahr zuvor amtierenden Landeschef und Statthalter von Böhmen, dem er neun Punkte zur gefälligen Behandlung ans Herz legt, darunter die Weiterleitung von 20 Gulden an den Schriftsteller Paul Klar für dessen Almanach "Libussa" oder die Schenkung von 600 Gulden an Mecséry de Tsoor selbst, die er unlängst von dem sich nun auflösenden Tegnerschen Nächstenliebe-Vereins erhalten hatte: "[.] Sub 8/8 theile ich Ihnen ein Schreiben des Clavier-Virtuosen Herrn Tedesco mit, der mir v. J. von Hamburg 2 seiner neuesten Clavier Compositionen dedicirte und einsandte. Ich erkundigte mich über seine Verhältnisse, da ich ihn nicht persönlich kenne, und erfuhr, daß er dermalen seit Kurzem in Prag domicilire, und daß ihm ein Geldgeschenk das Erwünschteste sein dürfte [.]". - Der Sohn von Erzherzog Joseph und dessen zweiter Gemahlin Hermine, geborene Prinzessin von Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg, wurde im Dezember 1843 Zivilgouverneur von Böhmen. Nach dem Tod seines Vaters 1847 zum stellvertretenden Palatin von Ungarn ernannt, wurde er im November desselben Jahres durch die Wahl des Reichstags und die Bestätigung des Kaisers definitiv mit dieser Würde betraut. Infolge der Märzereignisse 1848 wurde seine Stellung der nationalen Partei wie der österreichischen Regierung gegenüber unhaltbar, vor allem, nachdem er im September vom Reichstag zum Oberbefehlshaber der ungarischen Armee gegen Jelacic ernannt worden war. Er entsagte daher am 24. September 1848 dem Palatinat, zog sich 1850 auf seine Besitzungen in Nassau (Grafschaft Holzappel und Schaumburg) zurück und starb 19. Februar 1867 in Mentone an Schwindsucht ohne Kinder zu hinterlassen. Sein Grab befindet sich, wie das aller Palatine Ungarns, in Budapest.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        THE SCARLET LETTER

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

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Complete Herbal; to which is now added, upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs, with a display of their Medicinal and Occult Qualities.

      London: Thomas Kelly & Co. - A new edition (1850's). 4to. vi, 398, [4] pp. Engraved frontispiece of Culpeper and his house in Spitalfields. With 20 full page plates, each containing 9 hand-coloured engravings. In contemporary full calf, re-backed and with new sewn endbands. Original marbled endpapers. A very good copy of this much-reprinted edition of the standard work. Plates in particularly good order, occasional spotting to text and usual foxing to frontis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: West Grove Books]
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        19th-CENTURY CAMEO BOOK [Opere Copiate Da Marmi Dal Thorwaldsen

      1850 - EXTREMELY RARE SET OF GRAND TOUR PLASTER INTAGLIOS, IN THEIR ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE. Circa 1850, with original manuscript listing to inside covers. Presented as a half-leather quarto: 15 plaster intaglio prices to the front, 25 to the rear, each with a different depiction from myth and legend. In good condition, noting that front board is detached; slight bumping and scuffs. A fascinating record of nineteenth-century antiquarianism. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Octavo Books]
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        Belgium, the Rhine, Italy, Greece, and the stories and islands of the Mediterranean; illustrated in a series of beautifully executed engravings, from drawings on the spot. Vol. I & II in one binding.

      London; ca. 1850 - ; Peter Jackson, late Fisher, Son, & Co., the Caxton Press; halfleather with gilt printed spine; vol. I with 73 plates (steel engravings) and 1 folding map (of the Mediterranean); vol. II with 80 steel engraved plates; from drawings on the spot by Thomas Allom, Colonle Cockburn, Major Irton, Major-General Sir Grenville T. Temple, Lieutenant Allen, of the Royal Engineers, and Messrs. Bartlett, Leitch and Wolfensberger; historical, classical and picturesque descriptions by Wright and Buckingham; both volumes 152 pp.* Some pages slightly waterstained, 5 plates vol. I waterstained in margins. Back side engraved pages occasionally foxed. Upper joints slightly split and damage/ wear along the spine and spine ends. Corners of cover worn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Boekenbeurs]
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        Bad Gastein

      . Wildbad Gastein von dem Pavillon oberhalb der Pfarrkriche. Tonlithographie v. Libay n. Löhr, Wien J. Rauh um 1850, 27 x 38 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nicht in Nebehay-W. - Beschriftung auf Deutsch und Französisch - tls. etw. fleckig, selten!

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Johannes Müller]
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        Jardin Des Plantes. La Menagerie et La Vallee Suisse En Estampes. Dessins d'apres Nature Par Pauquet, Lithographies Par Bocquin

      Amedee Bedelet, Libraire-Editeur, Paris 1850 - Text in French. This is a very good hardcover copy of this color-plate book with slight scuffing to the elaborately gilt-embossed brown textured cloth covers, and some foxing to both plates and text, but generally clean. White moire silk endpapers. No date, but ca. 1850, this book is one in a series brought out by the publisher. This one shows animals in zoo-like settings in a "Jardin des Plantes", or botanic garden. The lithographs are all hand-colored in greens and browns on pale cream-colored sheets, and show exotic animals like camels, elephants, zebras, primates, antelopes, ostriches, etc. Oblong folio, 9 1/2" high X 12 1/2" wide, 43 pages, 20 hand-colored lithographs, also 140 woodcuts in the text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Design Books]
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        NATIONAL-BIBLIOTHEK DER DEUTSCHEN CLASSIKER. Eine Anthologie in 100 Bänden. Sammlung von 60 Apartbänden daraus: Nr. 1-12, 14, 15, 17-24, 26, 27, 29-50, 53-59 und 70-78. [Klassiker],

      Huldburghausen und New York : Bibliographisches Institut, o.J. [um 1850]. - 60 Bände, insgesamt ca. 15.000 S., mit Stahlstichen. 60 Bände!!!! Große Sammlung von 60 Bänden aus der insgesamt 100bändigen Anthologie, mit zahlreichen Werken bekannter Deutscher Schriftsteller aus den Bereichen Lyrik, Drama und Prosa. Vertreten sind unter anderen Seume, Lessing, Kloppstock, Herder, Novalis, Arndt, Fichte, Schlegel oder Winckelmann. Entsprechend der Philosophie des Bibliographischen Instituts wird jeder Band mit einem Stahlstichportrait des jeweiligen Autors eröffnet. Es handelt sich um ausgesonderte Bibliothesexemplare, Signaturschilde wurden jeweils im Vorsatz eingeklebt. Einbände berieben, an den Kanten teils bestoßen (auch mit kleinen Läsuren) und stark staubschmutzig. Seiten häufig stockfleckig. Die Bindungen weisen an einigen Stellen leichte Klaffungen auf, jedoch ohne lockere oder lose Seiten. Band 1 mit starken Tintenflecken auf vielen Seiten. Band 14 und 76 am Rücken seitlich eingerissen. Guter bis akzeptabler Gesamtzustand. Mehr Bilder senden wir gern auf Anfrage! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 9500 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. Bookfarm/ Sebastian Seckfort]
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