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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.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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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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        Autograph letter signed.

      N. p., 22. III. 1850. - Large 4to. 2¼ pp. on double leaf. To an American friend, expressing her willingness to encourage and support the Hungarian revolutionaries, who had left Hungary after the Revolution of 1848 frequently injured and destitute. She praises their courage and moral values, and affirms the importance of the liberal attitude and America's support for Europe in this period: "Les soupirs qui proviennent d'une respiration libérée servent le bien-être de ceux qui en sont les auteurs [.] J'apprends par votre lettre que vous n'avez point reçu la correspondance que je croyais vous avoir prié d'accepter [.] L'édition qui doit être vendue au profit des Hongrois prisoniés, date de l'an 1850 muni d'une préfaçe qui marque son but. [.] J'apprécie [.] votre prévenante bonté pour ces grandes ames si joyeusement engagés dans cette lutte à mort. [.] les jeunes garçons s'arrachant à l'enfance soudain devenus grands guerriers hardi et determiné en servant leur patrie mais liberal envers l'enemi quand ils l'avaient sous la main. [ ] Du temps de leur victoire, on leur avait voué une flamme enthousiaste en Allemagne mais depuis qu'on a oser courber sous les pieds du bourreau des héros, il n'y a plus une étincelle à réveiller. [.] A Berlin, [ ] on a chassé et repoussé les malades hongrois qui devaient s'arreter pour faire panser leurs plaies [.] Vainquers dans leur patrie, magnanime enver l'ennemi ; un moment après fuyards chassés de pays en pays autour de la terre, sans qu'une âme hospitalière leur tende la main. Ce n'est donc qu'en Amérique que l'on apprécie prondement et sincèrement les grands caractères qui se maintiennent sublimes dans les plus effroyables destinées. [.] je vous estime [.] par ce que [.] vous avez confirmé la dignité de toute votre nation si libérale si inspirée pour les grands sentiments ce qui est pour le momment de la plus grande importance [sic]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        ASSEMBLEE NATIONALE COMIQUE

      Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1850 - Auguste LIRIEUX ASSEMBLEE NATIONALE COMIQUE 1850, Paris-éditions Michel Lévy frères, In-4(21 x 28 cm), 625 pages Agréable reliure signée V. CHAMPS en demi-cuir maroquin rouge à coins et liserets or, dos à 5 nerfs titré or décoré de caisosns à multiple liserets dorés, tête de tranche or, couvertures et dos conservés, tirage sur papier vélin fort Abondamment illustré in et hors texte par CHAM, les planches hors texte de CHAM sont tirées sur papier de Chine et collées Etat : quelques frottements à la reliure, livre solide, feuillets très propres, un des rares exempalires tirés sur papier vélin fort avec des figures sur Chine collées, bel ouvrage Poids : 3,100 kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Assemblée Nationale Comique.

      Michel Levy,, Paris, 1850 - In-4° (278x187mm), pp. (4), 625, (1), legatura coeva m. pelle verde con titolo, filetti e fregi romantici in oro al dorso. Bei tagli marmoreggiati. Sguardie marmoreggiate. 20 incisioni f.t. (una all'antiporta) e numerosissime intercalate n.t. disegnate da Cham e realizzate da Rouget, Midderigh ed altri artisti. Ottimo esemplare. Usuali fioriture. Edizione originale, rara. L'Assemblea Nazionale francese è volta in caricatura dalle mordaci vignette di Cham e dal testo del Lireux. La Seconda Repubblica, la sua tumultuosa vita parlamentare, la convocazione della Costituente, l'applicazione del suffragio universale diretto, il prevalere delle correnti conservatrici, l'indebolimento dell'assetto statale che anticipò il colpo di stato di Napoleone III del 2 dicembre 1851 sono le ragioni storiche che dettero occasione a questo felice parto della fantasia satirica di Cham, qui accesamente antisocialista e filoaristocratica. Cham (Parigi, 1818-1879), figlio del conte Louis de Noé, pari di Francia, fu il caricaturista più acclamato del suo tempo, allora preferito allo stesso Daumier per i suoi molti albi e gli innumerevoli disegni apparsi su "Le Charivari", opere che gli valsero larghi consensi anche in Inghilterra (suoi lavori apparvero sul "Punch" e su "The Pupper Show"). Carteret, III, 390. Vicaire, V, 321-322. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Der Ortles.

      Anstalt in München. 1850 - Litografia di cm 42x30. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo, qualche fioritura.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        Complete Works of Shakspere (Shakespeare, 3 Volumes, complete)

      The London Printing and Publishing Company, London 1850 - ND Circa 1850. 3 Volumes. Full dark brown morocco leather with raised bands tooling and embossed portrait to the front board. Tooled designs and and gilt work to spine. All edges gilt. Numerous steel plate engravings and woodcuts. Tragedies; Comedies; Misc. Bound in full leather with a gilt portrait of Shakespeare on each cover. Raised bands. Printed in double column. With many plates, portraits and other illustrations. Commentary and annotations by many distinguised writers of the time. Some wear to the extremities. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        CUBAN SUGAR PLANTATION].

      [Cuba. ca. 1850s]. - Oil on canvas, 13 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches. Excellent displayable condition. Framed. This attractive landscape painting depicting a Cuban sugar plantation was almost certainly executed by artist Charles DeWolf Brownell, in the mid to late 1850s. As would be customary with Brownell, who was greatly influenced by the artists of the Hudson River School, the image is dominated by the Cuban landscape of lush greenery, rolling hills, and blue sky, with the main buildings on the edges of the work. There are various types of trees dotting the landscape, as well as shrubs, a stone fence, and livestock. At the bottom of the painting a horse ridden by a black servant pulls a barranca-style carriage occupied by a woman in a pink dress. In the center a man in a white suit and hat walks up a hill toward the plantation house beside a horse carrying a similarly dressed man. Five of the plantation structures are depicted. The main house, a white two- story gabled building with a balcony, is on the far left. A woman stands in the doorway. On the far right of the painting is a slat- roofed building with a large billowing chimney and slaves at work. In the center of the image are three more buildings: a thatch-roofed hut filled with sugarcane, and two storage buildings. The sky is bright blue, with pillowy white clouds rolling by. Charles DeWolf Brownell (1822-1909) was born in Rhode Island and spent most of his adult life in Hartford and New York City. Trained as a lawyer, he abandoned the law out of conscience and turned to painting. He was greatly influenced by the Hudson River School, and his most notable works are landscape paintings. His maternal relatives, the DeWolfs, owned several sugar plantations in Cuba, and beginning in 1854, Charles Brownell spent seven consecutive winters on the island. He returned to Cuba several times over the ensuing decades. He traveled throughout the island, boarding in several plantations. Inspired by the Cuban landscape, he created a number of paintings of the island, including portraits of plantations done as commissions to help pay his expenses. In his diary Brownell notes that these commissioned paintings usually brought between forty and sixty dollars. The present work, painted in oil on a relatively modest size canvas, is in keeping with the style and form of these other works. A 1991 Kennedy Gallery exhibition catalogue of Brownell's work notes that these paintings of Cuban plantations survive in only a small number. A fine representation of mid-19th- century Cuban plantation life. Early paintings of Cuba are rare. Kennedy Galleries, CHARLES DeWOLF BROWNELL (1822-1909), EXPLORER OF THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE, March 1991.

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        Ces Amours d’enfans

      Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie., 1850. - Love These Children! But the Joys and Sweets of FatherhoodAre Extremely Scarce[DAUMIER, Honoré. Henri-Daniel Plattel. Jules Platier]. Ces Amours d’enfans. Joies et Douceurs de la Paternité. Paris: Aubert & Cie, [n.d., ca. 1850]. Oblong octavo. Hand-colored lithographed title by Auguste Belin, and sixteen hand-colored lithographed plates heightened with gum arabic, eight by Daumier, the remaining by Plattel or Platier. [16 pp. at rear as Aubert catalog].Publishers blind-stamped leather-grain red cloth over boards, spine lettered in gilt, "121" in gilt to upper cover. A very clean. bright, and fine copy.Reversed restrikes from the Aubert series, Croquis D'Expressions, 100 lithographed prints originally appearing in Le Charivari 1838-1839, fifty-five of which were executed by Daumier, the remainder by Henri-Daniel Plattel and Jules Platier. All artist signatures have been removed and the hand-coloring is far more bright and vivid than the original issue prints that we have seen.Croquis D'Expressions was never formally collected by Chez Aubert into an album. There are no copies of this later issue by Aubert collected under this new title in institutional holdings worldwide, nor auction records. The Plates (with Daumier Registry # where applicable):1. Est-il gentil, notre bibi! il a déja un petit air scélérat, le gueux! (Daumier, DR #470).2. Crie donc, mátin!.égosille toi donc. et que çca finisse.ne pas fermer l'oeil pour un méchant moutard!.le diable emporte es enfans, je n'en veux plus (Daumier, DR# 467).3. Oh! ce Chérubin, comme il dort gentiment! Tiens, Gustave, c'est ton portrait, tout craché! (Daumier, DR# 513).4. Allons bon, les voilá tous trois partis.travaillez donc, au milieu de ce charivari.chiens d'enfans! (Daumier, DR# 491).5. Vous allex voir!.vous allez voir, ça va arréter le sang comme avec la main!! (Daumier, DR# 497).6. Oui, ma chére, laissez-moi lui donner cette petite soupe aux choux et vous verrez que ça lui vaudra mieux que tous leux drogues de médicine (Plattel or Platier).7. Hein! quelle jolie tournure!///faudra en faire in avocat, pas vrai?.ou ben un grand artiste. (Plattel or Platier).8. Puisuq tu es si riche, ma tante vent bien t'epouser, quoi que tu es bien laid et que tu n'as pas d'esprit du tout.c'est égal à ma tante.n'est ce pas, ma tante? (Daumier, DR# 505).9. Appuyez fort, gna rien de meyeur our les coupe ou les tombres as pas peur Guguste, ca te guérira, ti va voir (Daumer, DR# 492).10. Tenez vous un peu tranquilles, mes enfans, vous finiriez peut-etre par ennuyer monsieur.(Plattel or Platier).11. Le Maitre: Qu entendez vous par l'axe d'un cercle? (Plattel or Platier).12. Lolo, qu'aime tu mieux de ton papa ou de la maman? - J'aime mieux les confitures (Daumier, DR# 500).13. C'est vrai aussi, vous la contrariez toujours, cet enfant! (Plattel or Platier).14. Y disait comme ça: ton vieux grigou de père nous l'avons bien mis dedans. (Plattel or Platier).15. Allons, bon! tu me fais porter le petit, porter ton cabas, tu me fais mouller.tu gardes le parapluie et tute plains (Plattel or Platier).16. Comment, méchant, vous pleurez, vous criez toute la nuit.voulez vous bien vous taire, et faire une petite risette à papa.(Plattel or Platier).

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        The Natural History of Ireland.

      1850 - In four volumes. (1) Birds, Comprising the Orders Raptories & Insessions. Pages xx, 434. London: Reeve, 1849. (2) Birds, Comprising the Orders Rasores & Grallatories. Pages xi, 350. [1850]. (3) Birds, Comprising the Order Natatores. Pages vii, 491. [1851]. (4) Mammalia, Reptiles, and Fishes. Also Invertebrata. Pages xxxii, 516. [1856]. Each with a separate index, frontis. portrait of the author to volume 1. Uniformly bound in original light green cloth, decorated in blind, gilt titles to spines. Light wear to head & tail of spines, corners bumped. The definetive early work on Irish natural history. Thompson, born in Belfast, retired from the linen business and devoted himself to nature study. He published extensively in scientific journals and published this great work from 1849-56. The final volume being published after his death. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Ulysses Rare Books Ltd. ABA, ILAB]
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        Linz

      Wien Artaria um 1850 - Tonlithographie von Franz X. Sandmann nach Nicolas M J. Chapuy, gedruckt bei Reiffenstein & Rösch, Bildausschnitt 27 x 39,5 cm, Blattgr. 45 x 62 cm Nicht bei Nebehay-Wagner. Im Bild kaum stockfleckig, im breiten weißen Rand minimal. Seltene großformatige Tonlithografie von Linz.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS. EMBELLISHED WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY PORTRAITS FROM THE INDIAN GALLERY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF WAR, AT WASHINGTON.

      Philadelphia: J.T. Bowen, 1848/1849/1850. - Three volumes. 120 handcolored lithographed plates, many heightened with gum arabic, by J.T. Bowen chiefly after Charles Bird King, one handcolored lithographed dedication leaf "To the memory of Washington." Contemporary red morocco, embossed panels, spines gilt, gilt inner dentelles, neatly rebacked with original spines laid down, a.e.g. Light scattered toning and foxing. Very good. In a cloth slipcase. The first octavo edition of McKenney and Hall's classic work, first published in large folio format in 1836-44, and first appearing in smaller format in the present edition. This octavo edition was reprinted many times, but this first is by far the best for quality of printing and coloring of the plates. After six years as superintendent of Indian Trade, Thomas McKenney had become concerned for the survival of the western tribes. He had observed unscrupulous individuals taking advantage of the American Indians for profit, and his vocal warnings about their future prompted his appointment by President Monroe to the Office of Indian Affairs. As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827 he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee, and Winnebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with American Indian tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1839, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years he was joined by James Hall, the Illinois journalist, lawyer, state treasurer, and from 1833 Cincinnati banker, who had written extensively about the West. Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. The text, which was written by Hall based on information supplied by McKenney, takes the form of a series of biographies of leading figures amongst the Indian nations, followed by a general history of the North American Indians. The work is now famous for its color plate portraits of the chiefs, warriors and squaws of the various tribes, faithful copies of original oils by Charles Bird King painted from life in his studio in Washington (McKenney commissioned him to record the visiting Indian delegates) or worked up by King from the watercolors of the young frontier artist, James Otto Lewis. All but four of the original paintings were destroyed in the disastrous Smithsonian fire of 1865, so their appearance in this work preserves what is probably the best likeness of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the early 19th century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. HOWES M129. BENNETT, p.79. SABIN 43411.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        [Manuscript and Printed Scores]: Varieties - Piano: A collection of Waltzes and Opera arrangements for Piano

      (Wein: Ant. Diabelli & Comp.). [no date - circa 1850-1860]. First. One bound volume containing 52 manuscript leaves of music on the versos and rectos of each sheet (bound in at the front), and 10 printed scores totaling 116 pages of music. Text in German. Oblong quarto. Measures 13.5" x 10.25". Contemporary half morocco and cloth boards, with "Varieties-Piano" stamped in gilt on the spine. Scuffing at the joints and corners, scattered foxing, a few early wove-paper repairs, about very good. A unique, custom bound collection of popular waltzes and opera arrangements for piano, most likely assembled by a Viennese-based musician in the 1850s. Only one of the manuscript arrangements is signed and dated: "Clementine Steiner ... Marz 1853." Most of the printed scores were published by the famous Viennese music publisher and composer Anton Diabelli in the Euterpe series from the 1840s and 1850s.The manuscript leaves consists of about 17 short pieces and 18 longer works (most of which range from four to 10 pages each). Among the scores in manuscript are piano arrangements from Wagner's Der fliegende Hollander, Rienzi, Lohengrin, and Tannhauser. Also included are arrangements from operas by Verdi, Donizetti, Meyerbeer, and Gounod. The music is neatly written in ink (with one short section in pencil), most likely in two different hands, with the titles, tempos, and lyrics in German. Bound-in after the manuscript scores are 10 printed scores ranging from three to 13 pages each. These include waltzes by Josef Strauss, H.C. Lumbye, Joseph Lanner, and others; and various extracts from operas by Bellini arranged for piano by Anton Diabelli. A unique and pleasing collection of waltzes and operatic melodies from Vienna's golden age. A detailed list of the individual arrangements and printed scores is available upon request. .

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        [Opp. 12, 13, 44, 80, 81]. Quartetten für 2 Violinen, Bratsche und Bass... in Partitur. No. 1 [II-VI]

      Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PNs 6429, 2543, 6371, 6372, 6373, 8300]. [ca. 1850, 1841, 1840, 1840, 1840, 1851]. I (Op. 13) 1f. (title), 47, [i] (blank) pp. First Edition, later issue. Bodleian Cat. III, 609. Krause 178. II (Op. 12)1f. (title), 39, [i] (blank) pp. First Edition. Hoboken 10, 131. Krause 176.III (Op. 44 no. 1)1f. (title), 44 pp. Engraved. Not in Hoboken, Krause or Bodleian Cat.IV (Op. 44 no. 2)1f. (title), 48 pp. First Edition. Hoboken 16, 204. Bodleian Cat. III, 618. V (Op. 44 no. 3)1f. (title), 55, [i] (blank) pp. First Edition. Hoboken 16, 205. Bodleian Cat. III, 623. VI (Op. 80)1f. (title), 41, [i] (blank) pp. First Edition. Hoboken 16, 268. Krause 69. Bodleian Cat. III, 629. Bound with:Andante, Scherzo, Capriccio u. Fuge... Op. 81. No. 9 der nachgelassenen Werke. Partitur. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN] 8304 [1851]. 1f. (title), 35, [i] (blank) pp. First Edition. Hoboken 16, 270. Krause 194. Bodleian Cat. III, 295. 7 volumes bound in one. Large octavo. 19th century quarter dark green leather with marbled boards. Engraved throughout. Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped; tear to portion of spine. Occasional minor foxing and small defects. A very good copy overall. . "Between 1827 and 1847 Mendelssohn composed six string quartets, and had begun work on a seventh at the end of his life (the Andante and Scherzo from op.81 may have belonged to this final project). The first two, op.13 in A minor (1827) and op.12 in E (1829), show a rapprochement with the late quartets of Beethoven. To the Swedish musician Adolf Lindblad Mendelssohn explained his concern for the organic relationship of the various movements to the whole. In op.12 the opening of the first movement is brought back to conclude the finale; in op.13 the quintessential thematic material is drawn from the lied Frage (op.9 no.1), with explicit quotations from the song in the outer and more hidden references in the inner movements of the quartet. The three quartets op.44, written during the idyllic period of Mendelssohn's honeymoon and first year of marriage, show signs of a Classical tendency. In striking contrast is the discordant last quartet, op.80 in F minor, generally viewed as Mendelssohn's response to the death of his sister." R. Larry Todd in Grove online

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        Message From the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress, at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirty-First Congress, December 2,1850.

      Printed for the Senate, Washington, D.C. 1850 - Marbled boards, black cloth spine with gold title. Contents include report of Maj. Osborn Cross on his 1849 expedition from Fort Leavenworth to Oregon including 36 lithographs; reports by Texas Ranger Capt. John S. "Rip" Ford on Indian skirmishes; a report by Capt. S. G. French on the 1949 march by the 3d infantry San Antonio to El Paso; report by Major Chapman of Captain Loves exploration of the upper Rio Grande with two keel boats; report of Major D. H. Vinton about his trip to California. Besides the reports here mentioned, there is a wealth of information on military affairs in the several frontier regions. Map and excellent lithograps. This copy was presented by Senator Hanibal Hamlin (later Lincoln's first vice president) to Dr. Holms, a well known Maine physician. Corners worn, 1" tear head of spine, foot of spine rubbed. Paste-downs are foxed and text is evenly toned in some pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Danube Illustré. Pour faire suite a Constantinople Ancienne et Moderne, au voyage en Syrie, etc. / Vues d'après nature dessinées par BARTLETT, gravées par plusieurs artistes anglais

      - Edition Française / revue par H. L. Sazerac.- Paris: H. Mandeville, Libraire-Editeur (Typographie Félix Malteste et Cie.), [s.a., ca. 1850].- 2 Tomos en un solo volumen (2 h., XX,68 p.; 2 h., 102 p.): ilustrado con profusión de finísimos grabados al acero, a saber: el tomo 1º con 32 grabados incluyendo un frontispicio y una portada grabada; el tomo 2º también con 32 grabados incluyendo un frontispicio; 4º (27 cm.); Los 2 Tomos Encuadernados en un solo volumen en Plena piel de color crudo, lomera sin dorar y con 4 nervios, contracantos de los planos con rueda en seco, cortes pintados al agua, guardas en papel de aguas satinado en tonos azules y burdeos.- La lomera y parte de los planos con una marca de humedad poco acusada. El tomo 2º tiene el papel algo más oscuro que el primero a causa de la acidez. En general se encuentra la obra en muy buen estado con los grabados perfectos, tan solo unos pocos tienen alguna mota de óxido. ES UN DELICIOSO LIBRO DE VIAJES SIGUIENDO EL CURSO DEL RIO DANUBIO. Livre en français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        Miscellaneous Works of Henry C. Carey (1850-1868)

      Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird. (1850-1868). First. Thick octavo. Dark green cloth boards. Volume title page (no date) and 15 pamphlets and longer works published individually from 1850 through 1868, each work with separate pagination and 13 with separate title pages and imprints. A scarce, early collected edition of Carey's influential works on American finance and trade, slavery, and Reconstruction. Carey was a leading economist of the American School and one of the founding fathers of American social science. Ex-library copy with spine letters, bookplate, number stamp, and small ink stamp on the first title page only, else no other markings. A very good clean copy that includes: "The Harmony of Interests; Agricultural, Manufacturing, and Commercial." (Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1868), "Letters to the President, on the Foreign and Domestic Policy of the Union." (Philadelphia: M. Polock, 1857-1858), "Financial Crises: Their Causes and Effects." (Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1864), and "Reconstruction: Industrial, Financial, and Political. (Philadelphia: Collins, Printer, 1867). A full list of all 15 works is available. .

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        Philadelphia, From Girard College 1850.

      Smith Brothers and Co., New York 1850 - Tinted lithograph. Lith. par B. F. Smith, Jr. J. W. Hill & Smith, Del. Printed in tints by F. Michelin. Sheet size: 27 x 42 1/2". Frame size: 38 1/2 x 52 3/4". Inventory#: p1957pfat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Bound album of 34 drawings (20 by Corbould, 14 by Unwins)

      England, 1820-1850 - The English illustrator HENRY CORBOULD (1787-1844), studied at the Royal Academy (with among others, Fuseli) and he quickly developed a taste for neo-classical historical painting. He soon concentrated "his efforts - on perfecting a delicate, rather feminine, neo-classical style which suited the purposes of refined Regency book illustration. During the remainder of his career he was 'extensively employed by publishers to make drawings for engravings, and the number of his designs, which adorn many books amount to several hundreds' (J. Britton, The autobiography of -, 2.172). This is also reflected in those works he continued to send to the Royal Academy exhibition, which were predominantly compositions of a sentimental and literary genre, commissioned to illustrate the novels of Walter Scott or the poetry of Byron and Crabbe. As was the case with J. F. Dove's edition of Fanny Burney's Cecilia, or, Memoirs of an Heiress (1825), many of Corbould's illustrations were turned into steel-engravings by his cousin Charles Heath; in other instances they were reproduced in fashionable media such as lithography and stipple engraving -" (ODNB). The 20 small Corbould drawings in this album (one of which is signed), are typical of his book work: his portrait of William Shenstone, possibly for Samuel Johnson's LIVES OF THE POETS; the design for the engraved title-page of "THE GRACES, OR LITERARY SOUVENIR -London | Printed for Hurst and Robinson, 1824"; an illustration for Hugh Kelly's, MEMOIRS OF A MAGDALEN ("Sir Robt Harold coldly endeavouring to console Miss Mildmay | Vol. 1, p. 48"); and numerous illustrations for various adventures and romances, as yet to be identified. Corbould's contemporary, THOMAS UWINS (1782-1857), also was able to enter the Royal Academy Schools, where he exhibited miniature portraits, and contributed illustrations to Rudolf Ackermann's Westminster Abbey (1812), Oxford University (1814), Cambridge University (1815), and Public Schools (1816). Eventually, Uwins evolved to larger forms and while living for several years in Rome, Venice, and Naples, began to paint in larger forms in oil. His illustration work includes Shakespeare, Virgil, Horace, King Arthur and the Round Table, Robinson Crusoe, etc. The 14 exquisite drawings displayed here amply display his skill and mastery of the small, watercolor illustration Pen and ink, watercolor, and wash drawings mounted; one signed by Corbould, 3 signed by Unwins. Double-matted and handsomely bound on hinges in full brown morocco. A few drawings show minor foxing, but overall beautifully preserved [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        PANORAMA DELLA COSTA delle isole di Dalmazia nei viaggi dei piroscafi del Lloyd Adriatico austriaco. Disegnato per ordine dello Stabilimento suddetto da

      Lit. di B. Linassi,, Trieste, 1850 - in-8 obl. (mm.250x168), bella leg. cart. rosa edit. con tit. oro al piatto ant. Belliss. antip. inc. in rame. Splendido album di 40 litografie in seppia (mm.165x240) raff. il profilo delle coste dalmate viste dal mare iniziando dall'Istria (Promontore) fino a Buda. Le 40 vedute unite sviluppano una lunghezza di metri 8,60. Nel 1838 il Lloyd austriaco istituì un servizio di linea da Trieste fino alle Bocche di Cattaro: per illustrare i propri itinerari la Compagnia affidò al pittore triestino Giuseppe Rieger il compito di riprodurre i paesaggi e i porti dell'Istria e della Dalmazia da Pola alle Bocche di Cattaro. La raccolta sembra compilata con accurata attenzione alle esigenze di informazione dei passeggeri, quasi una sintetica guida turistica. Su ogni disegno sono riportati in italiano i nomi dei luoghi con l'indicazione della distanza in miglia da Trieste; ma spesso compaiono anche notizie ulteriori, dal numero di abitanti all'altezza dei rilievi montuosi; dalle autorità residenti nelle località più importanti alle caratteristiche di edifici particolari. Un altro aspetto che non passa ignorato è il senso di quiete che le vedute esprimono, nel rappresentare acque calme in prossimità della costa, come se la navigazione si svolgesse interamente all'interno di canali tranquilli, quasi per infondere sicurezza nei passeggeri. Le vedute, oltre al profilo delle coste con i paesi rivieraschi, raffigurano fari su isolotti e imbarcazioni di vario genere. Prima edizione. Ottimo stato di conservazione nella veste tipografica originale. [307]

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        Panorama von Hamburg. 2 Lithographien von und nach J. Schöpel. Hamb., Fuchs, um 1850. Je 45 x 72 cm.,

      1850 - Phantastisches großformatiges Panorama von der Hamburger Aussen- und Binnenalster mit Ruderbooten und Ausflugsdampfern samt Lombardsbrücke, Esplanade, Alster-Glacis sowie zahlreichen Gebäuden. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Karte uber eine Reise von Independence nach Santa Fe, Chihuahua, Monterrey und Matamoros von . . .

      Braunschweig 1850 - "Frederick Adolphus Wislizenus, M.D., last heard of in 1840, headed for Chihuahua in 1846, and after being exiled for six months joined Doniphan's expedition on its trip home. In 1848, the Senate published his 'Memoir of a tour to Northern Mexico'. [.] 'A tour from Independence to Santa Fe, Chihuahua, Monterrey and Matamoros,' [.] is just what its title indicates. Many routes and caravan routes are shown in Texas, and the author's route is displayed in detail, along with the mountains he could see on either side of his long trail. (Wagner Camp 159; 30th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Misc. Doc. 26). A German edition, with the same maps (titles translated) was published at Braunschweig in 1850, the text having been translated by George M. Von Ross." (Wheat, Vol 3, 10)"In 1848 Dr. A. Wislizenus, of St. Louis, published his 'Memoir of a tour to Northern Mexico, connected with Col. Doniphan's expedition, in 1846 and 1847,' with two maps, one of the journey and the other of the geological phenomena he had seen. The first is a map of considerable value, though it does not extend west of the New Mexico settlements nor north of the Arkansas River. A number of routes to New Mexico and across Texas are shown, and Doniphan's campaign is carefully followed from Independence, through New and Old Mexico to the camp of June 2nd, 1847, at Reynosa, near the mouth of the Rio Grande." (Wheat, Vol 3, 53-4), Size : 490x400 (mm), 19.25x15.75 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline, 0 Very Good, lower left margin has been extended.

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        CARTA ITINERARIA con cenni illustrativi sulla linea della I. R. Strada ferrata Ferdinandea Lombardo Veneta da Venezia a Milano - Reise-Karte mit illustrationen der Lombardisch-venetianischen Ferdinands-Eisenbahn von Venedig bis Mailand.

      1850 ca,, S.l.n.d., 1850 - album a leporello in-16 (mm. 170x3000), leg. m. tela coeva con tit. e fregi in oro al piatto ant., con testo italiano e tedesco. Il tracciato della Ferdinandea con belle vedute litografiche di Verona, Montebello, Vicenza, Padova, Venezia e altre loclità minori toccate dalla ferrovia. Belliss. esempl. [MM2-183]

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        "Panorama von Berlin vom königl. Zeughause gesehen".

      . Lithographie n. u. v. F. v. Laer ( Druck v. Zöllner in Berlin) b. Zawitz in Berlin, um 1850, 20,7 x 60,5. Nicht bei Kiewitz; Ernst, Laer, Nr. 10 und Abb. - Der Betrachter steht auf dem Dach des Zeughauses und blickt auf die Straße "Unter den Linden". Links das Prinzessinen Palais, Opernhaus, Blibliothek, rechts Neue Wache und Universität. Weit im Hintergrund das Brandenburger Tor. Links im Hintergrund die Hedwigskirche und die Türme des franz. und deutschen Doms. - Leider mit zahlr. restaurierten Randeinrissen.

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        Green's Alphabetical Panorama

      London: Darton and Co.. Paper pastedown on boards, cloth spine. Good Plus. A scarce ABC concertina charmer, with touches of hand-coloring. N.d., circa 1850. Leporello with 28 panels, including frontis, title, and then a panel for each letter of the alphabet. The frontis aand title are fully hand-colored, and afterward, the letters are hand-colored, with a single letter shown twice on each panel, with the object illustrated alongside rendered in black and white. The objects are mostly animals, with a smattering of other things such as windmill, for W, jug, for J, etc. The one sentence captions are didactic in nature, with the two that face each other rhyming, aiding with the singsong flow. Oblong. The boards measure 16 by 17 cm. Scarce, with only three institutional copies located on OCLC (more institutions have a microfilm image of the item). Cracks and soiling of the front board pastedown. Soiling scattered throughout the leporello proper. A few repaired small closed tears. Some sloppiness at the folds

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        St. Michael.

      Wien, Bermann, um 1850.. Lithografie mit Tonplatte von Franz Xaver Sandmann nach Jakob Alt, Bildausschnitt je ca. 24,5 x 36,5 cm, Blattgr. ca. 35 x 47 cm.. Nebehay-Wagner 26/35. Die aus 50 Ansichten bestehenden Serie von J. Alt und Sandmann zählt aufgrund ihrer Detailgenauigkeit und der reizenden figürlichen Staffage zu den schönsten Donauserien; breitrandig und in gutem Zustand, leicht stockfleckig und minimal lichtrandig.

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        The American Journal of Science and Arts, Second Series, Volumes 1-10 (1846-1850)

      Printed for the Editors by B.L. Hamlen, Printer to Yale College, New Haven 1850 - Periodical. Second Series, Volumes 1-10 (bound in five separate full linen cloth volumes). Octavos. Illustrated with plates and maps, some folding. Ex-library set with gilt spine titles, bookplates, and a few scattered ink stamps, else very good. Owned and edited by Benjamin Silliman, professor of chemistry and natural history at Yale College, "Silliman's Journal" was the world's leading scientific journal in the first half of the 19th Century. This set features Silliman's printed correspondence with distinguished scientists throughout the world, and numerous papers on American geology, topography, botany, and zoology. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        SIX MONTHS IN THE GOLD MINES: FROM A JOURNAL OF THREE YEARS' RESIDENCE IN UPPER AND LOWER CALIFORNIA, 1847-8-9

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

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

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

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        Gesamtans., "Saarbrücken von der Nord Seite".

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

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

      - Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1850

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        A Treatise on the Climate and Meteorology of Madeira;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LEIGH HUNT; WITH REMINISCENCES OF FRIENDS AND CONTEMPORARIES

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

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        Neueste Wagen nach deutscher, französischer, und englischer Bauart.

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

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        The Waverley Novels: 47 Volumes of 48

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

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        China Trade View of the Hongs at Canton

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

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        Paintings of a Groined Ceiling in the Church of St. Francesco at Lodi

      - A wonderfully detailed chromolithograph by Lewis Gruner measuring from his book ‘Specimens of Ornamental Art Selected from the Best Models of the Classical Epochs’ published in London by Thomas M'Lean in 1850. This print measures approximately 19.5” x 25” During the 19th century, “pattern books” became popular in Europe, which gave access to decorative elements recorded from cultures all over the world. Gruner’s Specimens of Ornamental Art contains illustrations of ornamental detail found on Italian architecture from the 12th - 15th centuries. This volume is considered to be one of the finest examples of color printing, or chromolithography, from the 19th century. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing/staining. A few ink stains in the margins.

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

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

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