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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Autographed Document Signed

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Galerie Himmel]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Constantinople and the Scenery of the seven churches of Asia Minor - with an historical account of Constantinople

      London: Fisher, Son & Co, n.d. (c. 1850) - (TURKEY) 2 vols., 4to. With frontispieces, title page vignettes, maps, and 92 plates engraved after drawings by Thomas Allom. [iv], ii, 84; [iv], 94 pp. Half black contemporary calf and marbled boards. Some minor foxing to plates (heavy at engraved titles), one plate loose in vol. II [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        "Maximilian II. König von Bayern. Marie Königin von Bayern, mit Kronprinz Ludwig u. Prinz Otto." Hüftbilder nach halbrechts bzw. halblinks, der König stehend in Uniform mit Orden an einem Fenster der Residenz, rechts Ausblick auf den Max-Josephs-Platz. Marie sitzend mit Hermelin, auf dem Schoß Otto, stehend Kronprinz Ludwig.

      . 2 Lithographien mit breiter Umrahmung in Golddruck, um 1850, je 43,5 x 35,5 cm.. Vgl. Slg. Maillinger Bd. III, Nr. 666. - Porträt Maximilian: Auf dem Max-Josephs-Platz um das Denkmal viele Truppen und Bürger, im Hintergrund Teilansicht des Toerring-Palais' (ehem. Hauptpost). - Porträt Marie: Der spätere König Ludwig II. (1845-1886) überreicht seinem Brüderchen Otto (1848-1916) ein Blumensträußchen. - Die Goldumrahmung mit bekröntem Wappen. Insgesamt zwei Darstellungen auf zwei Blättern. - Die beiden seltenen Porträts sauber und frisch.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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      Por Aguado, Impressor de la Camara de S. M. y de su Real Casa. 1850 - Madrid. 28X20. 1850.Holandesa. XLIX+1h+116Pág+567. Contiene infinidad de bellas láminas y desplegables e mapas. Las 2 ultimas hojas sueltas. Curiosa Obra. Ref 4.2 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Bad Goisern

      . Goisern. Lithographie nach Josef Steinbrecher. Dresden, J. H. G. Rau & Sohn um 1850, 25,5 x 35 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nicht in Nebehay-W. - siehe Pilz, Karl: Josef Steinbrecher und Paul Elßenwenger. Leben und Werk zweier Salzkammergütler. In: Oberösterreich. Kulturzeitschrift. 1981.- Überaus seltene Lithographie "nach der Natur gezeichnet" von Josef Steinbrecher (1826 - 1894). Er war Färbermeister und Cottundrucker in Goisern Nr. 9; von 1861 bis 1870 Bürgermeister von Goisern. Seine zeichnerische Tätigkeit ist von 1850 bis 1858 nachgewiesen.- Knapprandig (links u. rechts bis zum Bildrand beschnitten)

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Johannes Müller]
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        Blühender Zinnienstrauß in einem Steinzeugkrug, vor einem Vorhang.

      . Farbholzschnitt, signiert. 45:38,5 cm. Prachtvoller Abdruck auf weißem Japan-Bütten.. Philipp war Meisterschüler von G. Kuehl (1850-1915) und R. Müller (1874-1930) an der Dresdener Akademie. Studienaufenthalte verbrachte er in Paris, Italien und in der Schweiz. Er war als Maler und Graphiker tätig.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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      Washington:Printed at The Union Office, 1850., 1850. First edition. 8vo. 31st Congress, 1st Session, Senate Executive Document No. 64. Modern quarter leather and marbled paper over boards, with gilt-stamped labels and raised bands on the spine. 250 pp., 72 plates (25 in color) with plates 2, 21, & 39 not issued as stated by Howes J164, illustrated, plates, maps. The two large folding maps are present. An important report for its role in the opening of travel and settlement in West Texas and New Mexico. The many handsome plates are related to Simpson's surveys of New Mexico. Howes J 164 says "Contains among other reports, R. B. Marcy's (on his route from Ft. Smith to Santa Fe) and J. H. Simpson's (on his Navajo country expedition)." Basic Texas Books 111 says "This is a valuable compendium of government explorations that led to the opening of West Texas to travel and settlement." Some light foxing to a few plates and pages, else a clean, square copy in near fine condition in a handsome modern binding. WAGNER-CAMP 184. HOWES J164. GRAFF 2228. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 111. RAINES P.128. WHEAT (TRANSMISSISSIPPI) 677. SABIN 36377. BRADFORD 2724. MUNK (ALLIOTT( p.119. FIELD 1289.

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        A manuscript commonplace book of love poems.

      Cornwall variously Liskeard Devonport and Calstock -51 1850 - Quarto, 80 pp., written in one legible hand throughout (except possibly for the last couple of pages), bound in quarter black roan morocco over marbled boards, a chunk missing from the backstrip and the boards a little rubbed and worn. This manuscript commonplace book contains both original poems and selections copied from published sources. Although there is no conclusive proof, there is evidence within the text to suggest that the author of these poems was a woman. The majority of the poems deal with love; often love imagined and seemingly unrequited. The poem 'The Forsaken' opens with the lines: 'I thought him still sincere / I hoped he loved me yet / My poor heart [?] with knowing fear / Oh canst thou thus forget'. This is followed by 'Comfort for the Distressed'. Again the opening lines set the mood. 'When darkest clouds of wild despair / And gales of grief and gloomy cares / Around thy pathway lower / Fear not; the storm will soon subside / Thou hast a friend who will provide / For every trying hour'. In 'The Echo' the author asks: 'Can the feelings of love be all doomed to decay?' and goes on to answer, 'With him there is fulness of joy and salvation / Thy gladness shall live and never decay / The echo said sweetly - "Shall never decay"'. This last poem though seems to be wishful thinking as there is no evidence to suggest that the feelings of love were mutual. Interspersed with the original poems are selections copied from published sources including Thomas Hood's 'The Bridge of Sighs' and works by Moore and Cowper. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: A. R. Heath Rare Books]
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        "Oschatz, seine Kirchen und Hauptgebäude". Gesamtansicht (14 x 27 cm), umgeben von 9 Teilansichten.

      . Gouachierte Lithographie von Renner & Ketzschau nach J. Möckel bei H. Schmidt, Dresden, um 1850, 36 x 54,5 cm.. Die Ansichten des Souvenirblattes zeigen den Neumarkt aus zwei Perspektiven, Haupt- und Klosterkirche, Stadtschule, Posthaus, Superintentur und die Gottesackerkirche. - Geglättete Faltspuren. Feines, eiweißgehöhtes Kolorit.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        4 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Turin u. Lyon, 1850-1857.. Zus. 9 S., 8° u. Gr.-8°.. Luigi Fransoni wurde 1820 Bischof von Fossano und war seit 1830 Erzbischof von Turin. 1850 trat er den kirchenfeindlichen Neuerungen der sardin. Regierung entgegen und lebt seitdem als Verbannter meistens in Frankreich. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend ein eigenh. Briefentwurf Mislins (2 S., 8°). -

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Madrid. 1850. 23X16. Codigo Penal de Espana. 160Pag. Continua: Aplicacion Practica del Codico Penal en cuadros Sinopticos. Madrid. 1848. Por Antonio Corzo. 96Pag+120 Cuadros+4h. Ex-libris de Enrique Aguilar Amat. Bella Obra de Derecho. Ref 7.4 Biblioteca A.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        "Ansichten der Stadt Ansbach. Der obere Markt". Reich belebte Ansicht (14,5 x 24 cm), umgeben von 9 Teilansichten und einer Gesamtansicht von der Theresienhöhe.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Theodor Rothbarth nach Carl Kaeppel, um 1850, 32,5 x 44,5 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XIX, S. 421 (Kaeppel). - Der Landschaftsmaler und Kupferstecher war Schüler von Fr. Geissler. Zusammen mit Theodor Rothbarth schuf er eine schöne Folge von Ansichten der Fränkischen Schweiz. - Makellos erhaltenes großes Souvenirblatt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        "Ansicht der Stadt St. Gallen". Prächtige Gesamtansicht von einem Hügel aus, links Kuhherde.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von G. Matter nach Egid Federle bei J.U. Locher, um 1850, 32 x 46 cm.. Die schöne Ansicht auf leichten Karton aufgezogen wegen Knickspuren und einem Randeinriß links. Zwei Buchstaben der Titelbeschriftung retuschiert. Trotz der Mängel noch sehr dekoratives und ansehnliches Blatt.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        (Salzburg) - Ansicht der Stadt Salzburg vom Kapuzinerberge.

      Salzburg, Schön, o.J. [um 1850].. Tonlithographie. ca. 20 x 28,5 cm. ca. 31 x 42 cm.. N/W 502.94. - Aus: Pezolt, Georg: Salzburg und seine Angrenzungen...Beschriftung in Deutsch, Englisch u. Französisch. - Leichte Gbrsp.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Notes on Artillery

      [Woolwich?] England, ca 1850. Manuscript. Contemp. three quarter leather. A very good copy. sm. 4to. There are numerous b & w and color ink sketches. An elaborate military science notebook possibly used for instruction. The author (owner ?) is only identified as M Drake. The text is extensive and technical. The author cites a number of authorities (esp. in ballistics) from the late 18th through the 1840s. The execution of gun carriage schematics, shot, machinery drawings, casting procedures, etc. are all beautifully accomplished (some are in color or tinted ink washes). There is an emphasis on the engineering and technical aspects of the subjects evincing a modern attitude to military subjects as a science. Exotic topics, e.g., liquid propellants for rockets, design of gun calipers (illus.), use of pyrometers, metallurgy of iron cannon etc. are also introduced. The scope and length of the manuscript (appx. 600 pages) are unusual and indicate that it was a record of lectures presented by Drake.

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        Der Neue Salon In Eilsen." Neuer Salon, im Vordergrund Promenade

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Pätz um 1850. 21x30 cm. -

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        Album containing specimens of Turkish calligraphy, documents, watercolours, hand-coloured lithographs, and a dated photograph.

      Constantinople, Smyrna and other places, c. 1850.. Folio (370 x 265 mm). Comprising 15 hand-coloured lithographs, 3 prints, 14 costume watercolours, and 16 documents, one calligraphic poem, and a photograph. With a few other unconnected pieces. Original giltstamped cloth titled "Scrapbook".. A remarkable scrapbook evidently compiled in Turkey over a period of time, mainly the 1860s and 1870s. This album includes a number of prints from the well-known period lithographic series produced by the celebrated Smyrna printer Tatikian. The figures are notable for the naturalistic qualities which set them apart from the so many other stylised costume plates: "the drawings seem to be of real people, and are not idealized. Most of the plates depict the costume of the ordinary people of the Ottoman Empire, including a number from the region of Smyrna.. [...] Tatikian produced these lithographs as separate items, much as postcards are produced today, and the customer purchased only those which interested him. Thus the contents of different collections vary" (Atabey). The figures here present include Sheikhs, public scribes, Albanian priests, an Armenian water carrier, Greek ladies, etc., mostly living in Smyrna. The photograph, showing a "Kiosk erected in the Sultan's Valley at Baicas for the Empress Eugenie to review the troops", is dated Oct. 1869. Other material in this fascinating and wide-ranging trove includes diplomatic passports, quarantine passes in Ottoman Turkish, lithographs of Sultan Abdul Medjid Khan and Sultan Abdul Aziz, an outstanding leaf of Arabic calligraphy, consisting of an epitaph on Mehmed Chelebi by the poet Sururi (with English interlinear translation), a watercolour of "Mohammet's ascent to Heaven on 'Borak'" (with the Prophet's face veiled), and assorted collected invitations and deeds, many in Hebrew (indeed, the collector of this scrapbook would seem to have moved much within the Jewish community of Smyrna), as well as a few specimens of East Asian art. - Some spotting, extremities rubbed. An uncommon collection. - Cf. Atabey 1196f. Blackmer 1928.

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        Fores's Hunting Accomplishments

      1850. Hunting Accomplishments"Six Magnificent Hand Colored Aquatint PlatesALKEN, Henry. Fores's Hunting Accomplishments. Set of Six Plates Drawn by Henry Alken [Engraved by J. Harris]. London: Messrs. Fores, 1850. First edition. Oblong folio (12 3/4 x 19 3/16 inches; 325 x 488 mm). Specially printed title-page which also include a listing of the plates. Six hand colored aquatint plates in thick card mounts, each image size approximately 8 1/8 x 11 1/8 inches and each plate size approximately 10 x 13 1/4 inches. All plates window framed in 1/8 inch thick card, mounted on stubs. The fourth plate "In and Out Clever" has an expertly repaired, four inch tear at the top, plates one, two and six also have expertly repaired short marginal tears.Finely bound by Aquarius of London (stamp-signed on front turn-in) ca. 1990 in full red morocco over boards, front cover decoratively lettered and bordered in gilt. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, decoratively gilt board edges and turn-ins. Fine. With the exception of the aforementioned expertly repaired tear to plate 4 this is a fine and clean copy in a very attractive binding. Dudley Snelgrove in The Paul Mellon Collection asserts "These are copies of the first six plates (of seven) of Qualified Horses and Unqualified Riders, 1815, which is in the collection". However we beg to disagree. We actually have an uncut copy (in the original wrappers) of the 1815 Qualified Horses and Unqualified Riders and whilst the titles are similar - the plate image sizes are not! The earlier book has seven hand colored aquatints with an average image size of 7 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches on a plate size of 10 11/16 x 14 5/8 inches.The Plates: All headed "Fore's Hunting Accomplishments. Pl. 1" [through 6] and "Drawn by H. Alken; Engraved by J. Harris; Published Novr. 1st, 1850." 1. "Going Along a Slapping Pace"2. "Topping a Flight of Rails and coming well into the next Field"3. "Swishing a Rasper"4. "In and Out Clever"5. "Charging an Ox Fence"6. "Facing a Brook""The aquatint process was developed to give the appearance of a water-colour and was used increasingly for over fifty years for large plates of grand views or small book-illustrations and for practically any subject, but it came to be used almost exclusively as the ideal medium for the best result in sporting prints. The sharp outlines and clear colouring gave them a briskness which sport required; horses seem to gallop and jump with greater verve in aquatint, while farm-horses munch more contentedly in mezzotint. Many engravers devoted themselves to the medium and, together with draughtsmen and colourists, enjoyed a steady livelihood with employment from such flourishing publishers as Rudolph Ackermann, Thomas McLean and Mesrrs. Fores. The method of soft-ground etching successfully simulated pencil-drawing and was used extensively for instructional drawing-books, but it was Henry Alken who used it constantly over many years in his albums with their countless cameos of sporting and comic incidents. Lithographs in hand-coloured form, although cheaper to produce, did not replace aquatints in popular esteem. Later in the century, the invention of chromolithography brought a high standard to colour printing, but initially it was to costly a process for the publisher of sporting prints." (Snelgrove, p. viii).Siltzer, p. 64Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874 The Paul Mellon Collection, 42Not in Schwerdt

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        Specimens of Ornamental Art Selected from the Best Models of the Classical Epochs Plate #7. Specimens of Bookbinding in the XVIth Century, from the Library at the Vatican.

      Thomas M'Lean, London 1850 - A Near Fine Original Chromolithograph. Folio. 25.5 x 20 inches, 647.7 x 508 mm. This fine and rare plate was printed in multiple colors, requiring up 20 separate stones, and finished by hand. The work was most likely executed by Wickelmann & Sons of Berlin, for which they received the Metal Prize at the Great Exhibition in 1851. Considered the very height of Victorian color printing, the work was designed by Lewis (Ludwig) Gruner, (1801-1882). Born in Dresden, Gruner became Prince Albert's trusted adviser on art and design, particularly concerning details on the noted Crystal Palace, and potential acquisitions for the newly formed the South Kensington Museum, which was to become the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1852. In addition, Gruner was mentor to Owen Jones, whose massive book production, which included his popular treatise entitled The Grammar of Ornament, influenced the very nature of color plate printing and Victorian book design. In his invaluable bibliography entitled Victorian Book Design & Colour Printing, (University of California Press, 1972), Ruari McLean states, In Lewis Gruner's Specimens of Ornamental Art, many of the polychromatic plates are the finest yet seen in Britain, the craftsmanship to produce which must have rivaled that of the original artists, who include Giotto and Michelangelo, (and Raphael). Dedicated to Prince Albert, the expressed purpose of the work was to provide examples of design and ornament for industry, and is clearly one of the most impressive achievements of mid-Victorian color printing. (Faber Birren Book Collection 207, McLean 120.) slight foxing to edges of paper- not effecting the richness of the image.

      [Bookseller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA]
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        Die Aeronautik früher und jetzt, nebst theoretischen und practischen Vorschlägen zu einer vervollkommneteren Luftschiffahrtskunst und Benutzung des Luftballs für technische und industrielle Zwecke. VIII, 190 S., 1 Bl. Mit 1 mehrfach gefalt. lith. Tafel. Neuer Kleisterpapierpappbd.

      Altona, Schlüter, 1850.. . Seltene einzige Ausgabe. Vorträge, die im Winter 1849/50 im Altonaer Bürgerverein gehalten wurden. Sie enthalten historische Exkurse, vor allem über die Ballonfahrten von Charles und Robert, ferner den Bericht über einen eigenen Ballonaufstieg im Jahr 1849, technische Ausführungen über Höhenmessungen mit dem Barometer und über Steinkohlengas zur Füllung von Aerostaten, um schließlich "Luftreisen nach Amerika" zu ermöglichen. Dieses Thema wird ausführlich und visionär erörtert. Heinrich Zeise (1793-1863) war Apotheker und befasste sich mit diversen naturwissenschaftlichen Fragen; u. a. bemühte er sich um die Einführung der Gasbeleuchtung in Altona. - Etwas gebräunt, teils leicht stockfleckig bzw. schwach wasserrandig. Vereinzelt Buntstiftanstreichungen, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. - Brockett 13154. Hein/Schwarz 771. Slg von Brug 190. Vgl. Schröder 4541 Anm.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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        Die Aeronautik früher und jetzt, nebst theoretischen und practischen Vorschlägen zu einer vervollkommneteren Luftschifffahrtskunst und Benutzung des Luftballs für technische und industrielle Zwecke. Mit Zeichnungen.

      Altona: Schlüter, 1850.. VIII 190 S., 1 Bl.: 1 lithographierte Falttafel mit 9 Abbildungen. Bedruckte Original-Broschur mit Deckelbordüren und Ballon-Vignette auf Hinterdeckel, etwas angestaubt und mit kleineren Randeinrissen.. 1. Ausgabe. - Zeise (1793-1863) war Apotheker in Altona, später Inhaber einer Destillationsanstalt für ätherische Öle und Erfinder der Wasserdampfheizung in Zimmern. - Kleiner Sammlungsstempel im Untereck des Titels, breitrandig und nur vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. - Poggendorff II 1402; Brockett 13154; Sammlung Bruck 190; Hein-Schwarz II 771.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Scheppler & Müller]
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        Düsseldorf / Nordrhein Westfalen Der Kai zu Düsseldorf

      ca. 1850. Motivmass: 11,2x16,0 Blattmass: 14,9x21,2 Stahlstich Schwarzweiß.

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        Salzburg Stadt Gesamtansicht

      . Salzburg von Mülln. Altkolorierter Stahlstich v. Rohbock aus Fischbach "Malerische Ansichten von Salzburg und Ober-Oesterreich" Salzburg um 1850, 14,5 x 21 cm gerahmt - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nebehay-W. 173 / 1

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Johannes Müller]
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        "FRIEDRICHSHAFEN." Lithographie mit Tonplatte von E. Emminger. Aus "Bodensee-Album". Bei Ebner, Stuttgart. Um 1850. 15,1:22,8 cm.

      Stuttgart: Ebner, 1850. Schefold 1948. - Gesamtansicht von Nordwesten, mit Schloß Friedrichshafen und dem Bodensee..

      [Bookseller: Nürnberger Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        [Gold Rush letter.]

      Mariposa Alta California June 17, 1850. 4to, three-page letter written in ink, folded, stamped in red Ã’San Francisco July 1 40. In fine condition. This exceptionally interesting letter is from James Shephard Jn. to Mrs. Samuel H. Smith, 148 Hammond Street, New York, breaking the news that her husband has died due to a wound in the leg from an Indian attack that left an arrowhead sunk into an artery. Although the leg was amputated he died soon thereafter, despite being attended by five doctors (one of whom seems to also have been wounded in the attack). Shephard assures the widow that his financial affairs will be handled properly and offers lengthy condolences.

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        Gesamtansicht, darunter Stadtplan und Erklärungen in span. Sprache, "Yquique".

      . kol. Lithographie v. G. Hunckel in Bremen, um 1850, 20 x 64,5 ( nur die Ansicht ). Seltene Ansicht (Einblattdruck ?). Blick von der "Isla Serrano"? zur Stadt. - Blattgröße: 40 x 65. - Am linken und rechten Rand - außerhalb der Darstellung - angerändert. Am rechten Rand ein hinterlegter Einriß.

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        Fores's Sporting Scraps. Plate 6. Coursing

      Messrs. Fores, London 1850 - Four aquatint engravings on one plate, coloured by hand, by J. Harris. 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.

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        Six books signed by Fillmore ? TWO AS PRESIDENT! Complete ten volume set of ?The Life and Works of John Adams? by Charles Francis Adams, from Millard Fillmore?s Library

      ?The Works and Works of John Adams? by Charles Francis Adams, with notes and illustrations. Complete set of 10 volumes, each 5.5" x 9?. Millard Fillmore has penned ?G-3? on each title page indicating the book?s shelf location. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Light foxing. Tears at upper and lower spine edges. All 10 volumes are in good condition.Volumes were published from 1850-1856. Volumes I (published 1856), Volume II (1850), Volume III (1851), Volume VIII (1853), Volume IX (1854), and Volume X (1856) are each signed and dated by Fillmore, Volumes II & III as President. Volume I (684pp) and Volume X (519pp including index to all 10 volumes) each signed ?Millard Fillmore / Oct. 24. 1856? vertically inside the front cover. Each book is lightly foxed inside front cover, heavily foxed inside back cover. Fillmore had been nominated for President by the American (Know-Nothing) Party on February 22, 1856. On November 4, 1856, 11 days after receiving and signing the

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        Speeches of Sir William Molesworth... on the Bill for the Better Government of the Australian Colonies

      London: James Ridgway, 1850. Octavo, 76 pp., original brown printed wrappers bound in, owner's name and stamp for "W.B. Rhodes", old tape repairs marking the wrappers, but an excellent copy in ochre crushed morocco by Sangorski. From the library of a New Zealand settler. A heated address to parliament delivered by Sir William Molesworth, a radical English M.P. who significantly contributed to the demise of transportation to New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. From the library of a prominent whaling entrepreneur who first sailed for New South Wales in 1834. Author of the famous 1837 report condemning transportation, Molesworth consistently advocated political self-determination for the colonies. In this speech he speaks in stark terms of the consequences of denying freedom to the Australian colonies while continuing convict transportation en-masse. He eloquently surmises their frustration: 'many of the colonists, unfortunately believing their rulers to be selfish and faithless, have begun to despair, and in despair ask one another how they can redress their grievances'. Molesworth then warns that the Canadian rebellion and agitation at the Cape Colony are openly discussed in Australia as viable alternatives to the present status quo. Directed against recalcitrant members of the Colonial Office, Molesworth's speech draws upon the British loss of American colonies to stress the need for urgent change: 'we ought to maintain our colonial empire; because we knew that discontent prevailed throughout our colonies; because we believed that a train of errors, similar to that which lost us the United States, was endangering the colonial possessions that remained… because we despaired of any such reform coming from the Colonial Office.' This copy was owned by the South Seas whaler and New Zealand settler William Barnard Rhodes, by the time this work was published having established his reputation as the "millionaire of Wellington

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        El Puchero: or, A Mixed Dish From Mexico, Embracing General Scott's Campaign, with Sketches of Military Life, in Field and Camp, of the Character of the Country, Manners and Ways of the People, Etc.

      Lippincott, Grambo & Co. - Philadelphia 1850 - 5 1/4" x 7 3/4", 247 pages includes 5 scenic engravings, 5 engraved portraits and a folding map of the battles of Mexico. The engraved portrait of Colonel Childs opposite page 214 is detached but present. There are 38 pages of inventory and new publications following the text and appendix. Blind embossed decoration on both blue cloth covers with bright gilt decoration and title on spine. Fading/damp staining to covers with wear to corners and slight stain to top interior of title pages and table of contents not extending into text. Wear to top and bottom cover edges and top and bottom of spine. Binding straight, square and secure with all hinges supple. Interior text bright , generally clean and unmarked with light soiling and toning along page fore edges. Slight damp stain to top of pages of advertising, none to text.***** This work is written in a series of 45 letters to a friend. It lists the officers and men who served in the Mexican War. A very colorful account of a colorful misadventure. Quite difficult to find.***** NOT EX-LIBRARY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Handbook for Switzerland and the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont.

      L. Maison Paris 1850 - [Third edition]. lxvii, 407pp, 36pp, ink inscription, several folding engraved plates, folding map at rear, publisher's blue patterned cloth gilt; a fine copy. A fine example of a rare "Pirate edition" published in Paris. Lister 56. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages and Travels. Including Two Years Before the Mast, and other titles

      London: Edward Moxon, 1850. Octavo, a fine copy in a handsome mid nineteenth-century polished half calf prize binding, ornate gilt spine with crimson morocco label. A handsomely bound collection of treasured voyage and travel accounts. The volume includes four classic narratives: Dana's Two Years Before the Mast, Cleveland's Voyages and Commercial Enterprises, Pringle's Residence in South Africa and Ellis's Embassy to China.

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