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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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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      J.-P. Migne 1850 - RO40177876: 1200 + 1260 + 1040 + 1132 + 1184 + 1760 pages. Texte en latin sur 2 colonnes, chacune étant paginée. Pièces de titre rouges et noires et étiquettes de code sur les dos. Auteur, titre, tomaison, fleurons, bandeaux et filets dorés sur les dos. Tranches marbrées. Ex-libris de la Bibliothèque de l'Institut Catholique de Toulouse au dos des 1ers plats. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Mors des tomes XC, XCII et XCIII fendus. Dos du tome XCV détaché (reliure plein cuir bleue). Sive Bibliotheca Universalis, Integra, Uniformis, Commoda, Oeconomica, Omnium SS. Patrum, Doctorum Scriptorumque Ecclesiasticorum. Qui ab Aevo Apostolico ad Usque Innocentii III Tempora Floruerunt. Accurante J.-P. Migne. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      N. p., [20. VI. 1850?]. - 8vo. 2 pp. on double leaf. Detailed letter to "mio carissimo Generale", i. e. the Naples general Guglielmo Pepe (1783-1855), regarding his "Narrative of Scenes and Events in Italy from 1847 to 1849": "Ho preso varie volte la penna per rispondere all'articolo dello Standard da voi indicatomi; ma come difendere l'opera da quel giornale [ ] criticata, se prima non avessi letto l'opera stessa? Come difendere ciò che non si conosce? Ciò mi fe' cader la penna dalle mani, aspettando che il vostro lavoro mi fosse ben cognito. Ora dunque lo sto considerando attentamente, e ve ne dirò le prime sensazioni che in me eccita. Vi parlerò per ora di questo 1.° volume, che darà materia a questa prima letterina; e quando avrò letto il secondo, vi darò la mia opinione sul totale: ed allora vi dirò francamente ciò che debba farsi riguardo all'articolo dello Standard, che ho già letto. Trovo questo 1.° vol. eccellente per ogni riguardo, che eccita grande interesse nel lettore, e che diverrà un repertorio di fatti autentici e sicuri per lo storico, che troverà in voi non solo il contemporaneo ben informato, ma quasi il testimonio oculare di quanto narra, di cui può ben dire quorum pars magna fui. V'indicherò di volo qualcuna delle parti che mi hanno più soddisfatto. Ripeto prima che quanto finora ho letto tutto mi piace; ma vi lodo principalmente per le varie riflessioni che fate nella pa. 116 e 117 (ediz. di Londra) su ciò che avrebbe dovuto farsi in Napoli e in Piemonte, onde l'italica rivoluzione avesse buon successo. Le vostre idee coincidono perfettamente con le mie. Deporre Ferdinando dal trono, e [ ] la reggenza di suo figlio; e in Piemonte unirsi sinceramente a Carlo-Alberto, e secondarlo nella grande intrapresa della indipendenza di tutta la penisola. Oh quale sbaglio han fatto i Liberali in ambe le parti! Sbaglio che ha fatto abortire una si importante rivoluzione, cominciata con sì fausti auspici! Il Ricciardi e i Ricciardeschi, il Mazzini e Mazzineschi, sì nell'uno che nell'altro regno han fatto la ruina della gran causa. Per voler troppo han perduto tutto! E chi sa per quanto tempo sentiremo l'effetto della loro scempiataggine. Noi ne abbiamo angoscia, ma essi debbono averne anche ri-morso. Maledizione a Fernando, lodi e scusa a Carlo Alberto: ciò fate; e ciò chiedeva la giustizia. Questo è stato sempre il mio linguaggio; e godo nel vederlo confermato dal vostro. Evviva, evvi-va. Tutto questo cap. VII. si legge con crescente piacere ed istruzione avreste dovuto però calcare un po' più la mano sull'iniquo Bozzelli. Voi non ignorate sicuramente che tutti coloro i quali pur effervescenze politiche han prodotto la nostra ruina, per scusare se stessi, rigettano il torto su Carlo-Alberto ch'essi chiamano traditore. Così sta ora facendo il Mazzini qui pubblicamente. Io non cesserò mai di gridare contro una tal calunnia. Il capitolo VIII, dal punto ch'espone la ri-chiamata delle truppe napoletane al regno, mi cagiona la stessa pena che provai in quei momenti nefasti in cui lessi ciò sui pubblici fogli. Mi sento eccitato al pianto. Il Carrascora di cui parlate non è certo Michele. È forse suo figlio? E Michele dov'è, e che n'è? Io l'ho perduto di vista. Tut-to il IX capitolo, ch'espone la fatale catastrofe di Napoli, seme sventurato di tutta l'Italica ruina, mi divora a tal punto che non posso seguire la lettura Ricomincerò domani. Oh destino, desti-no, e quando [ ] di attraversarti al progresso d'Italia? Quando quei che più l'amano [ .] come i suoi più dichiarati nemici? Quando metteremo giudizio? Mai! Peccato che sieno accorsi nella stampa tante stroppiature di nomi proprj. Perché non avete ordinato ch'io rivedessi le pruovo? Avrei fatto due cose buone ad un Tempo: avrei letto l'opera a tempo, e avrei fatto molte rettifica-zioni. Ma in sostanza i fatti son veri, e i nomi saranno rettificati dalla vostra ediz. italiana. Tosto avrete un'altra mia lettera. Addio, caro Generale [ ]". - Some ink smudging and offsetting.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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        Autographed Document Signed

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

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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.

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        Montreal, Canada East [from Mount Royal] [Original copper printing plate for a letter sheet view]

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

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        Tharandt. - Burgruine. - "Ansicht der Burgruine Tharandt".

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Birds of Asia

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

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        Ausstellung Xylographischer Arbeiten"

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

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

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

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        Gesamtans. mit Schloß Wittgenstein im Hintergrund.

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

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        Certificate of Membership in the Antivenenean Society of Amherst College

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

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