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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Gesamtans., "Saarbrücken von der Nord Seite".

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

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

      - Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1850

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        A Treatise on the Climate and Meteorology of Madeira;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Neueste Wagen nach deutscher, französischer, und englischer Bauart.

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

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        The Waverley Novels: 47 Volumes of 48

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

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        China Trade View of the Hongs at Canton

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

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        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 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. A few ink stains in the margins.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Il duomo di Trento.

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

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        Il duomo. [Dòme de Trente].

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

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

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        The chronology of creation; or, geology and scripture reconciled

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

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

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

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        Costumes de France.

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

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

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        David Copperfield ( bound together along with The Steward, a Romance of Real Life and The Confessions of Con. Cregan )

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

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        The Personal History Of David Copperfield

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

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        Fores's Sporting Scraps. Plate 2. Hunting

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

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

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

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

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

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield.

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

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        The works of Lord Byron, with a life and illustrative notes / by William Anderson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Autographed Document Signed

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

      [Bookseller: Houle Rare Books/Autographs/ABAA/PADA]
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        Hamilton, Canada West. [Original copper printing plate]

      [New York 1850 - The original matrix for a Magnus lettersheet view of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Hamilton is a harbour city in the center of the "golden horsehoe" at the western end of Lake Ontario in Canada. Charles Magnus, was a print publisher, map dealer, bookseller and stationer working in New York City from 1850 to 1899 who issued over a thousand different letter sheets, maps, song sheets, envelopes, and separate prints. His best known works were views of North American cities. His early work includes pictorial letter sheets illustrated with such city views, buildings or newsworthy events such as railroad and ship disasters. During the 1850s he also printed and published lithographed maps, often incorporating the city views and decorations similar to those on the letter sheets. Copper printing plate. 5 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches, overall.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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