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        FOUR ORIGINAL ORNITHOLOGICAL WATERCOLOR AND PENCIL DRAWINGS BY 19th- CENTURY BOTANICAL AND ZOOLOGICAL ARTIST ISAAC SPRAGUE].

      [United States. ca. 1850?]. - Four individual sheets, three matted and one mounted on card. Some scattered foxing, affecting two of the watercolors. Generally very good. Isaac Sprague (1811-95) was one of the most prolific and well-known illustrators of flora and fauna in 19th-century America. STAFLEU & COWAN lists seven composite works, ranging from 1848 to 1891, that included Sprague's illustrations, in addition to his WILD FLOWERS OF AMERICA and FLOWERS OF THE FIELD AND FOREST, both published in 1882. He is particularly remembered for accompanying John James Audubon on his expedition up the Missouri River in 1843, aiding the master painter with ornithological sketches and drawings; the two first met on August 19, 1840, when Audubon admired the young artist's bird drawings. Audubon recorded the meeting in a journal entry: "Saw some very remarkable drawings of birds (far better than any ever made by the immortal Alexr- Wilson) by a young man named Sprague. Truly wonderful drawings, my dearest friends. But this person was out shooting and I did not see him. I however wrote a few lines on several of them the purports of which, I trust, will not displease him." The diary Sprague kept on this trip, in which he gave useful accounts of the settlements and topography of the Missouri River valley, is now held by the Boston Athenaeum. Sprague also illustrated several works by important naturalist Asa Gray, including his BOTANICAL TEXT-BOOK and MANUAL OF BOTANY OF THE NORTHERN UNITED STATES. Gray's wife, the editor of his letters, wrote the following description, cited in McKelvey's BOTANICAL EXPLORATION: "President, then Professor, Felton.knowing Dr. Gray was looking for someone for his scientific drawings, recommended Mr. Sprague, and he began with the illustrations for the Lowell lectures and the new edition of the BOTANICAL TEXT-BOOK. Dr. Gray was delighted with his gift for beauty, his accuracy, his quick appreciation of structure and his skill in making dissections. Mr. Sprague was from that time his chief and almost only, illustrator for his books, both educational and purely scientific." The drawings are as follow: 1) "Blue Jay." Original watercolor, 12 x 9 3/4 inches. Matted. Depicts a blue jay, beak open, perched on a branch, with a focus on the detailing of the head and feathers. Light foxing, but colors remain quite strong. A fine, precise work, in very good condition. 2) "Robin and Holly." Original watercolor, 12 x 9 3/4 inches. Matted. Marginal chipping and tape stains, not visible under mat. Tanned. Good condition, and quite visually appealing. Depicts an American Robin perched on a holly branch, with holly leaves and berries in the background. 3) "Pine Grosbeak." Pencil drawing, 15 x 11 inches. Matted. In fine condition. A fine sketch of this Western bird, labeled in pencil in the lower left corner. 4) "Savannah Sparrow." Original watercolor, 5 x 4 1/4 inches. Mounted on card. Some soiling and foxing. Good. A beautifully detailed small drawing, with particular attention paid to the mottled coloration of the feathers. Although none of the works is signed, each has a provenance connecting it either to a Sprague descendant or to an early owner in Sprague's native Hingham, Massachusetts. The pieces were eventually sold through Goodspeed's Book Shop in the 1960s. On the whole, a remarkable group of original works by an important ornithological and botanical illustrator, acclaimed by no lesser contemporary naturalists than Audubon and Gray. McKelvey, BOTANICAL EXPLORATION, pp.834-36. STAFLEU AND COWAN 12.635 and 12.636 (ref). BM NATURAL HISTORY V:1993 (ref).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Vot you say! Been here all day long and not catched anything. Ah! You should have been here last Wednesday. There was a chap caught an uncommon lot then to be sure.

      n.p., [c. 1850] - John Leech (1817-1864) was one of the most prolific and successful of the English artists and caricaturists of the mid 19th century. "His humour was like his talent, gentle, warm-hearted and positive, his world, the ups and downs of middle class life, the sports of the squirearchy, and the peccadilloes of army officers and undergraduates" (Houfe). The conventions of social humor he established with his first contributions to the newly founded Punch, in 1841, lasted into the 1920s, but his greatest fame came through his book illustrations, particularly those for Surtees's sporting novels. "Extravagantly praised by Ruskin, Leech's often careless but never crude drawings have survived in charm and humour to give us a refreshing glimpse of mid-Victorian society." (Houfe) Image approx. 8 x 10 inches; matted and framed to 14-3/4 x 16-3/4 inches overall. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper, initialled "JL", and captioned by the artist, as above. Very good

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Gefangbuch für die Evangelischen Gemeiden Frankreichs

      Berger-Levrault, Strasbourg 1850 - In-8 (176 x 117 mm), maroquin noisette, angles métalliques, dos à cinq nerfs orné, décor or et à froid losangé sur le dos et les plats, monogramme M.D. au centre du premier plat, grands fermoirs ciselés, double filet sur les coupes, dentelle intérieure, doublures et gardes de soie rouge, tranches rouges ciselées de motifs dorés (reliure signée GRUEL). Une figure hors texte, marque du relieur Gruel Engelmann, en chromolithographie et dorée. Edition imprimée en caractères gothiques, sur deux colonnes. Très belle reliure décorative. (charnière du plat supérieur faible, charnière du second plat légèrement fendue dans le haut et le bas, légères rousseurs sur les feuillets blancs du début et de fin). // Octavo (176 x 117 mm), chestnut morocco full binding, metal angles, spine tooled raised on five bands, gilt and blind tooling on spine and covers, with blind lozenges and gilt pattern, "M.D." central monogram on top cover, large chiseled clasps, double fillet on turns-in, dentelle inside, red silk linings and end-papers, red edges with chiseled gilt tooling (binding signed GRUEL). A plate, card of binder Gruel Engelmann, in colours and gilt. Printed in Gothic script, on two columns. Very fine decorative binding. (hinge of top cover partly cracked, hinge of low cover a bit cracked on top and bottom, light spots on first and last white pages).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Mémoire sur le Royaume de l'Algarve (Province du Portugal). Contenant la description des montagnes, des sources, des cours d'eau, des Villes, etc. du climat, de la végétation, des animaux, de l'industrie, du commerce etc., ainsi qu'une esquisse historique de cette contrée. (In: Memorias da Academia R. das Sciencias de Lisboa). 2.a Serie, tomo II, parte II.

      Academia R. das Sciencias, Lisboa, 1850 - Lisboa, Academia R. das Sciencias 1850. 4°. Vortitel, Titel, VIII S., 176 S. + S. 176a - 176k (= 10 S.). Neuer roter Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste und einzige Ausgabe dieses wissenschaftlichen Berichtes über die Algarve. - Der erste Teil behandelt die Geographie und die Topographie und sollte von einer Karte begleitet werden, die jedoch erst 1851 in einer reduzierten Form als Einzelpublikation erschien. Der zweite Teil behandelt die Geologie und die Mineralogie. Charles Bonnet (1816-1867), französischer Geologe aus Vesoul betrieb 1846 eine Kohlenmine in der Algarve. In der Folge erstellte er eine vollständige Karte der Algarve und beschrieb in der vorliegenden Arbeit die naturwissenschaftlichen, historischen und oekonomischen Verhältnisse dieses, in jener Zeit, weit von Lissabon abgewandten Landesteils. - Von dieser Publikation erschien eine kleiner Teil als Einzeldruck mit separatem Titel mit 186 S., jedoch mit identischem Inhalt und 2 Tafeln. - Sehr sauberes breitrandiges Exemplar in typischem neuen portugieischem Einband. - First and only edition of this scholarly account on the Algarve. The first part outlines the geography and topography and should be accompanied with a map, which was published alone in 1851 in a reduced form. The second part covers geology and mineralogy. Charles Bonnet (1816-1867),French geologist from Vesoul operated a coal mine in the Algarve. After that, he composed a complete map of the region and described in this work the natural science, historical and economic situation of this region, which was then so far away from Lisbon. A small part of this publication was edited as a one-off print with a different title and 186 p. although with the same contents and two plates. Very clean copy with wide margins in a typical new Portuguese binding. Sprache: Französisch Neuer roter Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Les Iles et les Bords de la Méditerranée. Comprenant la Sicile et la Côte de Barbarie, etc. Illustrés d'après les dessins pris sur les lieux, par W. L. Leitch, Esq., Sir Grenville T. Temple, etc ; Précédés d'un Essai historique sur la Méditerranée

      Fisher, Fils & Cie, Londres, Paris - s.d. (ca 1850). Deux volumes in-4 (283 x 220 mm), pagination continue 148 pp., percaline bleue au décor romantique or et à froid, dos lisse orné, tranches dorées. Orné de 64 belles gravures sur acier (dont un titre gravé t.1), et d'une carte dépliante. Bel exemplaire. (quelques défauts, rousseurs). // n.d. (ca 1850). Two quarto volumes (283 x 220 mm), 148 pp., blue cloth with romantic tooling in gilt and blind, smooth spine tooled, gilt edges. Illustrated with 64 nice steel-engraved plates (including an engraved title vol. 1), and with a folding map. Nice copy. (some defects, spots).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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        Presentation copy of the Memoir of General John Lamb to President Franklin Pierce

      Book: Memoir of the Life and Times of General John Lamb, by Isaac Q. Leake, Albany: 1850, First Edition, 431pp, 6" x 9", original embossed covers. Inscribed on the front free endpaper "Memoir of the Life & Times of General John Lamb and Officer of the Revolution, Presented by his great grandson, George Lamb Willard to His Excellency Franklin Pierce, President of the United States, New York City, May 18, 1853". Accompanied by an autograph letter of transmittal from Willard to Pierce.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Della Nuova Istoria. Libri sei con Note. Tradotti per la prima volta nella Italiana Lingua da Giuseppe Rossi, ed Aggiuntavi Un'Appendice Sopra Giuliano Lavoro del Chiarissimo Signor Spiridione Petrettini

      Paolo Andrea Molina, Milan 1850 - Large paper presentation copy of this Byzantine history by a hold-out pagan who often took a jaundiced view of the policies, practices and actions of the Christian rulers. As stated on the title page, this is the first published version in Italian, and that in itself is significant as scholarship was emerging from the clerical yoke which had stifled it in so many ways following the Counter-Reformation on the Italian peninsula. [iv], 316 pp. 6 full page engravings; folding map of Armenia, Media, etc. -- the area between the Black and Caspian Seas. 4to, about 30 by 21 cm, or 11 by 8 inches. A few pages at rear remain uncut. Some scattered light foxing. A little heavier on half-title. Later decorated cloth boards with unusual red sunburst-like diaper pattern, which is bound in red leather spine. Boards are of a card stock thickness and don't lay entirely flat but flatten easily when shelved. Binding is tight. More on the substance of the work: the Church for obvious reasons sought to discredit him and his history, and by the same token, he has had his proponents for challenging the received history. This version of the work is especially scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        April Showers. Uncomfortable quarters-or the peculiarly painful position of a gent while sheltering from the fury of the elements". all written in Leech's hand

      n.p., [c. 1850] - John Leech (1817-1864) was one of the most prolific and successful of the English artists and caricaturists of the mid 19th century. "His humour was like his talent, gentle, warm-hearted and positive, his world, the ups and downs of middle class life, the sports of the squirearchy, and the peccadilloes of army officers and undergraduates" (Houfe). The conventions of social humor he established with his first contributions to the newly founded Punch, in 1841, lasted into the 1920s, but his greatest fame came through his book illustrations, particularly those for Surtees's sporting novels. "Extravagantly praised by Ruskin, Leech's often careless but never crude drawings have survived in charm and humour to give us a refreshing glimpse of mid-Victorian society." (Houfe) 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper, initialled "JL" on lower left, mounted in larger sheet of paper, matted. Fine

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        In Memoriam / by Alfred Tennyson

      London : Edward Moxon, Dover Street 1850 - Physical desc. : vii, 210 p. ; 17 cm. Referenced by Hayward: 246, and NCBEL: III, 414. Signatures : [A]p4s, B-Op8s, Pp2s (Pb2s blank) Subject: Hallam, Arthur Henry, 1811-1833 - Poetry. Elegiac poetry, English - 19th century. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked calf over matching boards. Bound by Riviere. Charles George Milnes Gaskell's copy. Panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression 1 Kg. 210 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        COMBATE DE TRAFALGAR. VINDICACIÓN DE LA ARMADA ESPAÑOLA CONTRA LAS ASERCIONES INJURIOSAS VERTIDAS POR Mr. THIERS EN SU HISTORIA DEL CONSULADO Y EL IMPERIO.

      - Madrid. Impreso de Orden Superior. 1850. 25x17 cm. 631 + 109 págs.de apendices, + 3 h. + 6 grabados al acero de personajes, + 1 grabado de Nelson, suelto, + 1 mapa plegado de 60x40 cm. "Situación relativa de los buques beligerantes" + 1 estado plegado. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        Casa inglese sopra l'Etna.

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

      [Bookseller: CASELLA STUDIO BIBLIOGRAFICO ALAI-ILAB]
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        A History of the Highlands and Highland Clans, Four volume set bound in two

      Edinburgh A Fullarton & Co [1850]. VG minus : in good condition without dust jacket as issued. Slight scuffing to covers. Spines faded. Inner Hinge cracking. Some faint pencil marks. Red title labels, aeg New Edition Half-leather cover with gilt ruling and decorated spine, marbled endpapers 250mm x 170mm (10" x 7"). lxii, 447pp, vi, 478pp; vi, 504pp, vi, 501pp. Sixty six engravings and numerous woodcuts, as well as 40 chromolithograph plates of tartans.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
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        Evangeline

      nbsp;London -David Bogue, 1850 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An epic poem by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, published in 1847. The poem follows an Acadian girl named Evangeline and her search for her lost love Gabriel, set during the time of the Expulsion of the Acadians. Complete in two parts. Featuringforty-five monochrome illustrations by artists such as Birkett Foster and Jane E. Benham. Condition: In a red cloth binding. Externally, there are marks to front and rear boards, with bumping and shelfwear and slight age toning to the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound with some spotting to the first and last few pages, otherwise bright. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Redburn: His First Voyage. Being the Sailor-boy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-of-Gentleman, in the Merchant Services.

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1850. - A saga of betrayal and disillusionment based on Melville's own early experiences in the South Seas. Bookplate of Estelle Doheny on the front paste-down. Contemporary inscription on the front free endpaper: "Josiah O. Gregg / From his Aunt / Mrs. S. Greenleaf." It is possible, but not probable that this is the celebrated Josiah Gregg of Santa Fe Trail fame, who at about the time Redburn was published was leading a grueling expedition in Northern California, where he died in February, 1850. 12mo, original blind-stamped black cloth, gilt lettering. BAL 13660, so called second printing; Wright I, 1866; see Tanselle A Sample Bibliographical Description, with Commentary, pp. 1-30, for a discussion of the printing issues of Redburn. Edges rubbed; erasure on the front paste-down; some light foxing; very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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        Fine Binding] Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

      David Bogue, London 1850 - Sumptuously bound in full dark blue crushed morocco by Wood with attractive gilt-stamped floral devices on all four corners of both covers, concentric lines, five raised bands on spine with same gilt design motif in between four of them. Copiously illustrated with whole and half page woodcut illustrations by Birket Foster, Benham and Gilbert. AEG. Faintest wear to corners. A fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS, AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH, ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND IRELAND.

      John Murray, London 1850 - Large octavo. xl, 484p. Designed by Owen Jones with the title in red and black surrounded by an ornamental gilt border, each page chromolithographed in red and black with ruled borders, decorative designs, initial letters, and with vignette illustrations and full-page chromo plates highlighted in gold. . Bound by Remnant Edmonds & Remnants in full black highly embossed leather over beveled boards with marbled endpapers, all edges gilt and elaborately gauffered., gilt spine title, "Murray's Book Of Common Prayer is one of the important examples of Owen Jones's commercial decoration, but it made a loss for the publishers." McLean. Victorian Book Design p. 66.Girffiths. 1850, no. 26. Several pages with spotting, the remainder clean, binding quite nice [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eldorado, or Adventures in the Path of Empire, Comprising a Voyage to California, Via Panama; Life in San Francisco and Monterey; Pictures of the Gold Region, and Experiences of Mexican Travel

      George P. Putnam, New York 1850 - Second edition. 2 vols, 251, 247 pages with 14 pages of advertising. Eight lithographic plates, colored, at frontis and bound into the text of each volume. 'This work by an eminent writer and artist is probably the outstanding book on the early gold rush in California. The author's description of the Constitutional Convention at Monterey is the best we have, as are also the views he gives us of the earliest mining camps'--Zamorano 80, no. 73. Embossed front and back covers with gold lettering on spine. Fading to spine and covers. Spotting to upper portion of front cover of volume two. Heavy foxing throughout both volumes. Pages largely unopened and bindings tight. Library blindstamps on title-page and a few interior text pages; small bookplates on both front pastedowns. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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        The Comic History of England. With Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech & The Comic History of Rome. Illustrated by John Leech.

      London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., 8, 9, & 10 Bouverie Street. Undated, ca. 1850. - Two volumes in uniform bindings; 5 5/8 inches x 8 5/8 in., England: 2 volumes in one: half-title; title-page in red and black with John Leech design; preface; contents; list of illustrations for both volumes; xviii, [1]-320 pp. + [1]-304 pp., illustrated with 20 colored plates. Rome: half-title; design title-page in red and black; preface; contents; lists of illustrations; xii,[1]-308 pp., illustrated with 10 colored plates, and both volumes have numerous, in-text wood engravings of John Leech drawings. Uniformly bound with green morocco leather spines, sides and corner-pieces, with five raised bands on the spines, gilt titling and gilt designs on the spines, with marbled paper over boards, headbands, all edges gilt, with matching marbled endpapers, and binder's stamps on the lower edges of the reverse of the front marbled endpapers: Bound by Sotheran & Co. The spines show some slight tanning, light rubbing to spine bands, to cover edges. Earlier owner's heraldic bookplates on the front paste-downs: Michaelis Tomkinson Franche Hall Worcestershire. Overall condition is near fine. Sold together as a set of two volumes. Weight: 4 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Boca Tigris on the Pearl River

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

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        LA SPAGNA. OPERA STORICA, ARTISTICA, PITTORESCA E MONUMENTALE compilata dal cavaliere Pietro Giuria sulle migliori opere e specialmente su quella recentissima di MANUEL DE CUENDIAS E V. DE FEREAL. Adorna di un copioso numero di intagli Intercalati.

      STABILIMENTO TIP. ALESS. FONTANA, Torino 1850 - Opera in 4° piccolo (28 x 18); in 2 volumi uniti in uno, legatura in mezza pelle marrone, dorso con doratura di autore e titolo e bel lavoro ai ferri. Doppio frontespizio 1° volume pagine 4-400- 2° volume 4-400-2 Completa di tutte le 38 TAVOLE di cui 12 splendidamente miniate; tutte le tavole litografiche sono state incise su fondo camaieux. Artisti: Breton, Pannemaker, Vermorcken, etc etc. Tavole protette dalle veline originali, qualcuna diventata rossastra , qualcuna con qualche strappetto. Opera ulteriormante arricchita da un bellissimo ex-libris marinaresco "BERLINGIERI" e da una lettera "executio testamenti" che lega la presente opera ad un legato testamentario verso un Onorevole del tempo, datata 1858 Esemplare dalla grande marginatura con qualche fioritura, barbe al taglio superiore a a quello laterale Elenco delle TAVOLE Primo VOLUME 1 Isabella II 2 Donzella di BILBAO -TAVOLA MINIATA- 3 Piazza maggiore di Vittoria 4 Salamanca 5 Ragazza nella Chiesa -TAVOLA MINIATA- 6 Donzella delle vicinanze di Valladolid - Vetturino -TAVOLA MINIATA- 7 Borgo overo Burgos 8 Interno cattedrale di Burgos 9 Segovia 10 Donzella di Segovia -TAVOLA MINIATA- Secondo VOLUME 11 Madrid 12 Cavallerizzo scavalcato -TAVOLA MINIATA- 13 Torero -TAVOLA MINIATA- 14 Majo -TAVOLA MINIATA- 15 Manola -TAVOLA MINIATA- 16 Toledo 17 Grande Scala Ospedale Toledo 18 Gran cappella Cattedrale Toledo 19 Cappella del Cristo della Lume Toledo 20 Chiostro Monastero di San Giovanni de Rei in Toledo 21 Cordova 22 Moschea maggiore di Cordova 23 Abitante di Sereso ovvero Xeres -TAVOLA MINIATA- 24 Siviglia 25 Ronda 26 Seri ovvero Xeres 27 Malaga 28 Convento dei Carmelitani di Cadice 29 Entrata del Piano di Granata 30 Resti di un ponte moresco sul Darro 31 Serenata -TAVOLA MINIATA- 32 Porta moresca piazza della Viva Rambla a Granata 33 L'Alhambra 34 Cortile dei leoni dell'Alhambra 35 Abitante delle vicinanze d'Orihuela -TAVOLA MINIATA- 36 Valenza 37 Donna di Urgelo -TAVOLA MINIATA- 38 Saragozza

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Pearls: a collection of sacred songs to be used at the opening of divine service

      Camden, NJ: (The Author). (1850). First. First edition. Quarter red calf and marbled papercovered boards. 80pp. Modest wear to the spine ends and corners, a nice, very good or better copy. No title page as issued. Titled on an engraved bookplate of the front pastedown: "To the members of the First Presbyterian Church of Camden, N.J.: Pearls: a collection of sacred songs to be used at the opening of divine service." Pencil Inscription by the author, who was the organist at the church, and who composed some of the songs and wrote arrangements for others. OCLC WorldCat locates but two copies, neither in New Jersey (Trinity College in Connecticut and the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary). Exceptionally uncommon. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Isola Bella , Lago Maggiore; and the Bell Tower of Bellagio, Lago Como]

      [Italy 1850 - A fine pair of late 'Grand Tour' images of two of the jewels of Northern Italy Lake Maggiore "has a surface area of about 213 km , a maximum length of 54 km and, at its widest, is 12 km. . The lakes jagged banks are surrounded by the Prealps of Piedmont and Lombardy. The western bank is in Piedmont (provinces of Novara and Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola) and the eastern in Lombardy (province of Varese), whereas the most northerly section extends thirteen kilometres into Switzerland, where it constitutes the lowest point above sea-level in that entire country. The climate is mild in both summer and winter, producing Mediterranean vegetation, with beautiful gardens growing rare and exotic plants. Well-known gardens include those of the Isola Madre, Isola Bella and the Isole di Brissago, that of the Villa Taranto in Verbania, and the Alpinia botanical garden above Stresa . Isola Bella is one of the Borromean Islands of Lago Maggiore in north Italy. The island is situated in the Borromean Gulf 400 meters from the lakeside town of Stresa. Isola Bella is 320 meters long by 400 meters wide and is entirely occupied by the Palazzo Borromeo and its Italianate garden [completed in 1671]." (wikipedia). Bellagio is located at the point at which the Lakes Como and Lecco divide. From Lake Como, one sees the beautiful Romanesque Bell Tower handsomely portrayed here by Bartezzati. Gouache on paper (sheet size: 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches; and 10 1/4 x 15 3/8 inches), the larger painting of Bellagio signed in pencil at the lower left 'Luigi Bartezzati f.'. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A New Map For Travelers Through The United States Of America Showing The Railroads, Canals & Stage Roads.

      New York 1850 - Lithograph with original hand color; some fold reinforcements, with some mended losses at intersections, very good condition. A delicately beautiful map of mid-19th century United States with extensive transportation-related content. Four of the work¿s five inset maps focus on rail lines and canals in specific parts of the country. The large inset of the western United States at bottom right completes the picture of the country that is not shown in the main map. Thus, all of Texas is shown on the map, and the California Territory is depicted as stretching as far east as the Texas border. The map, generally, is very well detailed and shows stage roads in addition to railroads and canals. It has a beautifully rendered floral border, in which are fine scenic vistas, including of Niagara Falls and a harbor scene with ship that is powered by both steam and sail. Published in A New Guide for Travelers¿80 pp, excellent, in original binding (included but separate). Modelski, Railroad Maps, no. 8. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pictorial History Of Mexico And The Mexican War: Comprising An Account Of The Ancient Aztec Empire, The Conquest By Cortes, Mexico Under The Spaniards, The Mexico Revolution, The Republic, The Texan War, And The Recent War With The United States.

      Thomas Cowperthwait And Co. For James A. Bill, Philadelphia. 1850. - First published in 1848 this 1850 edition has had the binding professionally restored to retain as much of the original cover as possible. The interior is complete and all illustrations are present. Over 500 engravings from designs of W. Croome and other artists including six colored plates using the cromolithography process. Cromolithography was developed in the 1840s and this book, published in 1850, is an early example of the use of this process for printing color illustrations. All 6 color plates are present with the original tissue guards on each. Each plate is in fine condition. Many of the plates in this book have been reproduced and sold individually. Especially popular to reproduce is the black and white plate of the "Texas Ranger" on page 356. 640 pages. A very important book of the history of Mexico, Texas, and the Southwest . Due to the age of the book foxing is present on all pages, but the clarity of the text or illustrations is not affected. A 1 1/2 in closed tear is at the top of page 11. The book has an early owner's name written in that has not been identified. This book has been thoroughly inspected for missing pages and illustrations and any defects. The book has been rated as in Near Fine condition. A superb copy that you will likely not find anywhere in this condition. 1850 Edition. Book condition: Near Fine. No dust jacket. Binding is: Hardcover. 6 in. x 9 1/4 in. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Stati Uniti d'America Universo Storia e descrizione popoli

      N/D 1850 ca - Misura cm 22,5 x cm 15,5 , mezza pelle, titoli in oro al dorso, pagg. 416, 96 tavole fuori testo (di cui 29 con fioriture sparse al margine bianco) + 1 Carta fisica ripiegata più volte di cm 22 x cm 30 degli Stati Uniti.L'UNIVERSOo Storia e descrizione di tutti i popoli, loro religioni, costumi, usanzeStati Uniti d'AmericaTesto su due colonne, diviso in 12 libri o capitoli.Principali argomenti:Introduzione: viaggi fatti sulle coste orientali di Florida, Ponce de Leon e da Vasquez de Aillon, spedizione di Gernado de Soto, Tristano de Luna, baia di Pensacola, Laudonniere, spedizione di Giovanni Ribaut, arrivo di Menendez in Florida, Domenico GourguesPrimo libro: stabilimenti inglesi in Virginia, introduzione in Europa della coltura dei pomi di terra e dell'uso del tabacco, arrivo di Francis Drake, viaggio di Bartolammeo Gosnold, servigi del Capitano John Smith, sue scoperte e viaggi, Pocahontas sposa John Rolfe, congiura degli Indiani contro le colonie, costumi delle tribù selvagge.Secondo libro: fondazione di Boston, Anabattisti, viaggi di Huston e scoperta del fiume di questo nome, Massachussett, Maine, Connecticut, fondazione di una colonia svedese, Giacomo Cartier, Quebec, Nuovo Belgio riceve il nome di New York, Carolina, Irochesi in Canada, Philadelphia.Terzo libro: missionari francesi, scoperta del Mississipi, foreste e animali della Luisiana, caccia dei bufali, avvenimenti della Guerra di successione, Guerra del 1719.Quarto libro: fondazione della Georgia, sistema delle colonie inglesi, pesca del merluzzo, delle balene, delle aringhe, tratta delle pelliccerie, coltivazione dell'indaco, del cotone, estrazione dello zucchero, guerra dell'Inghilterra con la Spagna.Quinto libro: avvenimenti della Guerra del 1745, campagna del 1759 nelle Antille, Guadalupa, generale Wolf, trattato di pace del 1763.Sesto libro: unione degli Indiani dell'Occidente, viaggi del Capitano Corver, lo stabilimento di un diritto di bollo cagiona una viva fermentazione nelle colonie, revoca dell'atto e diritto sull'importazione del te', vetro, carta e colori.Settimo libro:combattimento di Lexington, situazione di Boston, Washington Generale, Montgomery a Montreal, Colonello Arnold.Ottavo libro: progetto di spedizione degli Inglesi contro New York, battaglia di Brooklyn, missione di Franklin in Francia, Generale Howe.Nono libro: Campagna del 1777, il generale Burgoyne, ordinanze del 1778, distruzione della colonia di Wyoming, presa dell'isola Dominica fatta dai Francesi e di Santa Lucia dagli Inglesi, la Spagna dichiara la guerra agli Inglesi, bandiera del capitano Cook guardata come neutra.Decimo libro:Clinton s'imbarca a New York e va ad attaccare Charleston, Kosciusko, combattimento navale del 1782, Olanda riconosce l'indipendenza degli Stati Uniti, l'Inghilterra disposta alla pace, convenzione con la Francia sopra il rimborsamento delle sue imprestanze.Undicesimo libro: preliminari di pace tra Inghilterra e Stati Uniti, trattati di pace definitivi, ricordi della guerra d'indipendenza, separazione del Tennesse e della Carolina settentrionale, organizzazione federale, Washington presidente, John Adams vice-presidente, morte di Franklin, primo stabilimento penitenziale.Dodicesimo libro: Stati Uniti protettori degli Indiani, Washington fornisce loro animali domestici e strumenti per l'agricoltura, l'Inghilterra cerca di conquistare Santo Domingo, Chiesa Anglicana, Cattolici, Metodisti, morte di Washington e fondazione della città, Campidoglio. Lingua: italiana| [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations of Missionary Scenes, An Offering to Youth

      Joseph Scholz, Mayence 1850 - N.d., circa 1850s. A scarce collection of twenty hand-colored plates of lurid, often grisly scenes of torture, sadism, mayhem, surely meant to shock and frighten children. Just the sort of imagery to garner an "R" rating, but in the era of "Slovenly Peter", the children were thought to have been made of sturdier stuff, undoubtedly. The images are divided among West Africa, India, New Zealand, the American Northwest and China. While the artistic execution may not be of the highest level, the vividness of the imagery more than compensates. In this copy the text leaves are heavily foxed or soiled, as an inevitability given the cheap paper stock used, while the plates themselves, on heavier stock paper, are only lightly soiled. The binding is tight, with more modern endpapers. The half leather is modern while the pebbled cloth boards is original. The cloth has some blistering, with more such spots on the rear cover. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Picturesque Sketches in Greece and Turkey

      Philadelphia, A. Hart 1850 - Minor stains to the outer preliminary page edges, scattered marginal foxing. Description: xi, [13]-335 p. 20 cm. Subjects: Greece & Turkey--Description and travel. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 1 Kg. 335 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Illustrations of Ragland Castle, Monmouthshire

      G Rowe, Ruabon, Denbighshire. & Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London 1850 - In cream paper wraps with engraved title in black ink, cotton spine ties, corners a little dog earred, rear covers a little grubby. Internally, not dated but circa 1850, 6 pl, no edition stated, some light foxing around plates. Illustrations are:- Ragland Castle, The Interior, The Keep, From the SW Tower, The Fountain Court, The Banqueting Hall. Very Rare. No copies at BLW or BL, or elsewhere, not listed at COPAC or WorldCat, there are 3 single plates at the NLW. Rowe, artist, lithographer and teacher of drawing of Cheltenham. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Preussen, Provinzen Brandenburg und Sachsen, umgeben von Allegorien, Uniformdarstellungen und Teilansichten verschiedener Städte.

      . altkol. Lithographie v. ( L. Hohbach) aus Dannheimer, Malerische Länderschau, um 1850, 31,5 x 37,5. Seltenes und dek. Blatt.Ernst, Hohbach, Nr. 1 - In der Bildmitte das Schloß, davor Militärparade und in den Ecken jeweils Uniformdarstellungen ( alles altkoloriert). Über dem Mittelbild Reiterstandbild Friedrich des Großen und Gesamtansicht von Berlin, rechts u. links Teilansichten v. Erfurt u. Wittenberg, im unteren Rand 2 weitere Ansichten ( Potsdam und Quedlinburg), sowie ein großes Wappen (alles unkol.).

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        VENEZIA MONUMENTALE E PITTORESCA. Parte I - I Palazzi.

      Kier s.d. [1850 ca], Venezia - in folio obl., leg. mod. p. pelle verde con copertina orig. applicata al primo piatto, entro cofanetto in carta marmorizz. Frontespizio litogr. e 83 tavv. litogr. di Marco Moro, ciascuna accompagnata da testo descrittivo di Fabio Mutinelli. La tav. 67 è mal posta e precede la tav. 68. Splendido album di Venezia ottimamente conservato. [514]

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        TIPI MILITARI DEI DIFFERENTI CORPI CHE COMPONGONO IL REAL ESERCITO E L'ARMATA DI MARE DI S. M. IL RE DEL REGNO DELLE DUE SICILIE, PER ANTONIO ZEZON.

      2 parti in 1 volume, Napoli 1850 - Elegante legatura dei primi anni del Novecento in mezza pelle con angoli e tela marrone con goffrature nere a decorazione, titolo in oro al piatto anteriore; dorso a 6 scomparti con nervi rilevati, titolo in oro su tassello rosso, filetti e fregi in oro agli scomparti. 2 carte bianche, cartoncino zigrinato originale con tracce di collatura da ex-libris e cancellazioni. Prima parte: frontespizio figurato con titolo all'interno di bella scena militare, eseguitosu cartoncino a litografia e in bella coloritura all'acquerello. 35 carte non numerate di testo descrittivo delle tavole litografiche prospicienti, mancanza di 2 carte: dedica del Murena all'Imperatore e la carta di continuazione descrittiva dello "Stato Maggiore"; 67 tavole fuori testo, impresse su cartoncino a litografia in seppia e nero, magnificamente colorate all'acquerello, alcune con delicati rialzi nei bianchi eseguiti a tempera; su tutte le tavole eleganti bordure in oro con angoli arrotondati e fregio militare al centro del lato superiore. II parte: frontespizio figurato con titolo Armata di mare di S.M. Il Re del Regno delle Due Sicilie, 1854, all'interno di scena militare con un soldato che, posto davanti a un cannone ricoperto da bandiere, a sciabola sguainata regge lo stemma del sovrano; la tavola ha le stesse caratteristiche delle tavole precedenti e susseguenti: litografia in seppia e nero, colorata all'acquerello e circondata da bordura in oro con fregio militare alla parte superiore; 5 carte di testo descrittive delle tavole; 13 tavole fuori testo, impresse su cartoncino a litografia in seppia e nero, magnificamente colorate all'acquerello, alcune con delicati rialzi nei bianchi eseguiti a tempera, a tutte le tavole eleganti bordure in oro con angoli arrotondati e fregio militare al centro del lato superiore; 1 carta per Classificazione dell'Opera, 1 carta per Indice delle tavole. In totale 80 tavole fuori testo e due frontespizi figurati, a coloritura coeva; ogni tavola rappresenta uno o più militari ripresi all'interno di un paesaggio o scorcio. Prima tiratura, identificabile per la bordura in oro, mancante nelle tirature successive, alcune delle quali arrivarono a contenere fino ad 85 tavole. Magnifica opera descrittiva delle uniformi militari del Regno delle Due Sicilie, prima vasta raccolta del genere su quell'esercito mai pubblicata prima. Esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione, dalle tavole in perfette condizioni e dalla coloritura molto curata; modestissima, quasi imperccettibile, ossidazione ai bordi alcune tavole; segnalata mancanza di 2 carte di testo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia civile della Toscana dal 1736 al 1848

      presso Luigi Molini,, Firenze, 1850 - Dieci parti in cinque volumi di cm. 22, pp. xix (1) 423, 108; 577, 270; 763, 380; 634, 360; 824, 475. Con 4 grandi tabelle statistiche più volte ripiegate fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Solo qualche rada fioritura, ma esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione e ben legato. Opera assai documentata che presenta, nella seconda parte di ciascun volume, un'ampia apendice documentaria. Edizione originale a proposito della quale il Lozzi cos' si esprime: "Storia molto accreditata per l'esattezza dei dati e perciò spesso citata dai successivi scrittori". Esemplare proveniente dalla collezione dello storico bolognese Ugo Lenzi, di cui appare il timbro di possesso. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Stella d'Italia o nove secoli di casa Savoia

      presso Alessandro Ripamonti Editore, Milano 1850 - Cinque volumi in 4°picc.(21 x 27,5). Prima Edizione di questa bella opera in stile di romanzo storico, apprezzata per le tavole disegnate da Masutti. Pagine VIII,750 (Tavole 24); 840 (Tavole 25); 768 (Tavole 24); 868 (Tavole 27); 728 (Tavole 23) Legatura in mezza pelle verde e carta marmorizzata 800; ai piatti interni carta a quadretti della Legatoria di Antonio Ogna in Chiavenna, dorso a 4 nervi con fregi e titoli oro. Carte interne bianchissime e molto marginose, tavole senza difetti e con veline coeve. Opera nello stato di perfetto

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        Luchon et ses environs par Gorse

      Lafont, Libraire - Editeur, Becquet Frères, Luchon - s.d. (ca 1850). In-4 oblong (313 x 222 mm), percaline marron d'éditeur, premier plat orné, tranches dorées. Recueil de 20 lithographies par André GORSE. (défauts d'usage, frottements sur le dos et les plats, coins usés, quelques légères rousseurs, feuillets mal alignés). // n.d. (ca 1850). Oblong quarto (313 x 222 mm), editor brown buckram, top cover tooled, edges gilt. Collection of 20 lithographs by André GORSE. (defects of use, rubbings on spine and covers, corners used, some light foxing, leaves not well lined up).

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        DATOS DE LOS TRABAJOS ASTRONOMICOS Y TOPOGRAFICOS, DISPUESTOS EN FORMA DE DIARIO. PRACTICADOS DURANTE EL ANO DE 1849 Y PRINCIPIOS DE 1850 POR LA COMISION DE LIMITES MEXICANA EN LA LINEA QUE DIVIDE ESTA REPUBLICA DE LA DE LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS.

      Mexico: Imprenta de Juan R. Navarro, 1850. - 123pp. plus two folding maps. Large octavo. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. Head of spine rubbed, hinges cracking, corners bumped. Bookplate on front pastedown. Titlepage lightly foxed, minor scattered foxing. Very good. The author was the surveyor for the Mexican boundary survey after the Mexican War. This work describes his surveys from San Diego to the confluence of the Gila and Colorado rivers, and much of the text consists of daily entries made between July 1849 and January 1850. The folding maps illustrate the port of San Diego and the area of California and Arizona around the junction of the two rivers. "Salazar gives the earliest detailed account of the previously unsurveyed border regions of California and Central Arizona" - Hill. This book is quite scarce on the market, and this is only the third copy we have encountered in more than fifteen years. STREETER SALE 2648. WAGNER-CAMP 190. HILL 1514. HOWES S47, "b." GRAFF 3652. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 690, 691. PALAU 286944.

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        Reports of the Secretary of War, with Reconnaissances of Routes from San Antonio to El Paso; also, The Report of Capt. R.B. Marcy's Route from Fort Smith to Santa Fe; and the Report of Lieut. J.H. Simpson of an Expedition into the Navajo Country; and the Report of Lieutenant W.H.C. Whiting's Reconnaissances of the Western Frontier of Texas

      Washington: Printed at the Union Office. 1850. First. First edition. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 64 (31st Congress, 1st Session). Octavo. 250pp, 2 large folding maps and 72 lithographic plates (including several in color, and 3 folding). Complete as issued without numbered plates 2, 21, and 39. In the original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt spine title. Splitting along the joints (the spine back is still attached at the front joint), a chip to the crown, one short tear to the first map, else very good. An important series of reports concerning the settlement of West Texas and New Mexico. These expeditions enabled the opening of routes for the military, railroads, and settlers into the Rio Grande Valley. Additionally, Simpson's report is considered one of the earliest surveys of New Mexico. Also an important American color plate book, among the 72 plates are many color (and black and white) lithographic portraits of Native American tribal leaders, examples of aboriginal art and pictograms, and topographical views. The plates were printed by P.S. Duval, a leading Philadelphia-based lithographer. Howes J170, Wagner-Camp 184. .

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        Vite de' Santi scritte di nuovo da letterati francesi e italiani. Edizione illustrata da magnifiche incisioni in legno e acciaio.

      Tipografia F. Alberghetti, Prato 1850 - In 4; pagine 2-400-2. Bella legatura in mezza pelle marrone con piatti foderati in tela lucida con impressioni a secco, titolo e dorature al dorso. Opera ricca di un imponente apparato iconografico costituito da circa 50 capolettera istoriati e circa 400 incisioni in legno e acciaio L'opera raccoglie la vita di una 50 di Santi istoriandone in 8 pagine i principali avvenimenti ad essi riferiti. Perfetto stato della legatura, rare leggere ossidazioni alle pagine. Stato di Ottimo A conclusione del volume si trova l'Elenco dei SANTI e l'elenco delle incisioni date come istruzione al legatore. L'elenco, riporta 52 Santi ma il volume non è fedele all'elenco stesso. Per maggior chiarezza riportiamo comunque l'elenco previsto segnalando gli scostamenti: Sant Antonio Abate Sant Anselmo Sant Atanasio Sant Anton da Padova Sant Agostino Sant Adelaide San Brunone San Benedetto Santa Blandina San Bonifazio San Bonaventura Santa Caterina de Ricci - non presente - Santa Caterina di Siena Santa Clotilde Santa Chiara e Santa Coletta San Dunstano San Domenico San Dionigi Areopaggita San Dionigi di Parigi - questo Santo è ricompreso nelle precedenti 8 pagine dedicate a San Dionigi Areopaggita Sant Elena Santa Elisabetta d'Ungheria San Francesco di Sales San Francesco di Paola San Ferdinando di Spagna San Francesco d'Assisi San Gregorio Nazianzeno San Giovanni di Dio S. Giuliana e il Corpus Domini San Guglielmo d'Aquitania Santi Giuliano e Fereolo San Girolamo - non presente - Santa Genoveffa - non presente - Sant'Ilario San Luigi Gonzaga San Luigi Re di Francia B. Maria dell'Incarnazione San Marziale e San Fronte San Martino Il Beato Nicola di Flue Sant Odoardo San Pio V San Pietro Beato Pietro di Fourier San Paolino Beato Roberto D'Arbrissel Santa Radegonda San Remigio San Sidonio Apollinare Santo Stefano d'Ungheria San Tommaso di Cantorberi Santa Vittoria San Vincenzo di Paola - non presente.

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        Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847

      T. & W. Boone, London - 1850, 1st Edition. () Near fine. viii,247,[1]pp. + 8pp. (publisher's ads). Octavo in original blindstamped green cloth with pale yellow coated endpapers and two folding maps. A minimal amount of fading to spine. A touch of foxing on the fore edge. A totally unsophisaticated copy of the book. A.B. 14097; Streeter 3715; Wagner-Camp 187. Rae's expedition, another shoe-string effort by the Hudson's Bay Company (he was given supplies for four months but was expected to be out fifteen months), was to explore the arctic coastline from Repulse Bay west to Simpson's easternmost point. He explored both sides of Committee Bay and established that Boothia was a peninsula and not an island. This title commanded large sums even in Stefansson's time, in an account of his polar library Stefansson mentions that at auction copies were going for $50 and $75 while other rare arctic titles, some by more famous men, were only getting $5 and $10. Just the Best Copy! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hog Hunting. The Tired Pig

      Published by Messr. Fores, 41 Piccadilly, London 1850 - An extremely rare aquatint depicting hog hunting in India. During the nineteenth century, field sports, particularly the hunting of wild game, were a common colonial leisure activity in India and Africa. Big-game hunting was considered the most thrilling and dangerous pursuit but hog hunting was also a favorite pastime for sporting Englishmen in the colonies. This superb image depicts an exciting hog hunt in India. A group of young Englishmen, all identified by name in the title space, are eagerly involved in chasing a wild boar across a grassy plain. This is one of a series of four large aquatint plates after Captain Platt, all with the general title 'Hog Hunting'. They were also issued separately (as here) and are all extremely rare and not often seen on the market. This is one of the finest images of English sportsmen in India. "John Platt, b. 1802, son of the Reverend Alexander Platt, was a Captin of the Native Infantry in India at the time he painted this set of Hog HUnting. He served in India from the age of eighteen, took part in the China War [First Opium War] in 1842 and was promoted Lt. Col. in 1853. His record shos him to have been a coldier of action with several decorations. He died on 1st July 1857, tragicallly murdered by mutineers from his own regiment." Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints. Snelgrove, p. 130; Silterzer p. 335; Schwerdt III p. 122. Colour-printed aquatint, finished by hand, by Messrs. Fores. Sheet size: 27 7/8 x 36 1/4 inches.

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        A Topographical History of Surrey.

      London, Tilt and Bogue, 1850 - 5 volumes, octavo. Finely bound in half brown morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, tan cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, bookplate to front pastedown. A little rubbing to extremities and some bumping to corners, otherwise internally clean and in very good condition. With many great steel-engraved plates by Allom, Thompson, Starling et al, (some folding), plus wood-cuts within the text. Hand coloured title-pages.

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        THE CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: A DIALOGUE BETWEEN A JEW AND A CHRISTIAN: THE FORMER ANSWERING A CHALLENGE THROWN OUT BY THE LATTER, RESPECTING THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE PROPHECIES PREDICTIVE OF THE ADVENT OF JESUS

      New York, Printed for the author, and sold by Isaac & Solomons 1850 - Period Boards. 8vo. V, 87 pages. 24 cm. Singerman 1149; Rosenbach 675. A collection of hypothetical dialogues between Christians and Jews on various issues, including: "Have the Jews corrupted their Scripture? " – "Dissimilarity between the Christian Messiah and the one foretold by the Prophets, " – "Jesus a Prophet, " – "Reason of the continued exile of the Jews, " – "Comparison between the Law of Moses and that of Jesus; an abrogation of the former, and practicability of the latter, " – "Reasons of the Jews being so determinedly opposed to Christianity, " – "The general expectation of the Messiah and consequent appearance of so many pretenders about the time when Jesus appeared. " Selig Newman was a German Hebraist; he "was educated at Posen, but in 1814 went to England and was appointed minister to the Plymouth [Jewish] congregation, teaching Hebrew at the same time at the University of Oxford. His faith debarred him from a professorship, but among his pupils were numbered many distinguished Christian and Jewish scholars. While in London Newman took part in a spirited debate with some Christians on the Messianic prophecies. At an advanced age he sailed for America and settled in New York, gaining a livelihood as teacher and writer. In 1850 he published a work entitled 'The Challenge Accepted, ' consisting of a series of dialogues between a Jew and a Christian respecting the fulfilment of the prophecies on the advent of the Messiah. He published also: 'Emendations of the English Version of the Old Testament, ' 1839; a 'Hebrew and English Lexicon, ' 1841; and a Hebrew grammar, which was much used for elementary instruction among English Jews. SUBJECT (S) : Messiah -- Prophecies. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (American Antiquarian Society, National Library of Israel) . Very good condition in very basic period binding. (AMR-38-2) xx [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SCARLET LETTER, A Romance.

      - Ticknor, Reid and Fields: Boston 1850. 7 x 4.5", later 3/4 red leather by Brentano's, top edge gilt; marbled end papers, 322pp, small ding in spine, erasure on fep, title worn & soiled with spotting that continues next few pp, pp321-322 in facsimile, minor text spotting, lacks publisher's list, new endpapers but FIRST EDITION with "reduplicate" p20/20, and no preface. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Consequences of a successfull [sic] French invasion. No. 1, plate 1st, We come to recover your long lost liberties; scene, the House of Commons, BOTANY BAY Reference.

      Js. Gillray, 27, St. James's Street., London: - The scene takes place in the House of Commons - To the left are shackled convicts; to the right the French are depicted as pirates. The Head of the House is being shackled and gagged by other pirates - his rather grand throne is inscribed "This House adjourned to Botany Bay, Sine dic" An upended table in the foreground has scattered books entitled Magna Charta (sic); Declaration of Rights; Hanover Succession; Claim of Rights;Journals of the House. Platemark 14 1/2 X 10 5/8" with sml. margin. Etching, black & white with attractive recent color following the original coloring, a later impression, ca.1850, numbered 178 in the top right corner, with a partial caricature image on the verso. Wright and Evans, 178. British Museum Catalogue, 9180. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The great South Sea Caterpillar, transform'd into a Bath Butterfly.

      H. Humphrey No. 37 New Bond Street, ca 1850, London: - Satirical cartoon spoofing the social elevation of Joseph Banks, who accompanied Cook. Banks' head is transposed on a butterfly arising out of the mud, gazing upwards towards the Crown, depicted as the center of the sun, with the Order of Bath pinned to his coat. Banks rapid ascension in social rank is compared to an insect who first "crawl'd into notice from among the Weeds & Mud on the Banks of the South Sea; & being afterwards placed in a Warm Situation by the Royal Society" is awarded the Order of Bath. Ca 1850, with the plate number "410" in the upper right corner, and other caricatures on the verso. 10 x 14". Attractive with later hand color. Very crisp.

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        The great South Sea Caterpillar, transform'd into a Bath Butterfly

      London:: H. Humphrey No. 37 New Bond Street,. ca 1850.. Satirical cartoon spoofing the social elevation of Joseph Banks, who accompanied Cook. Banks' head is transposed on a butterfly arising out of the mud, gazing upwards towards the Crown, depicted as the center of the sun, with the Order of Bath pinned to his coat. Banks rapid ascension in social rank is compared to an insect who first "crawl'd into notice from among the Weeds & Mud on the Banks of the South Sea; & being afterwards placed in a Warm Situation by the Royal Society" is awarded the Order of Bath. Ca 1850, with the plate number "410" in the upper right corner, and other caricatures on the verso. 10 x 14". Attractive with later hand color. Very crisp.

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