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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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        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., 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°). -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        CODIGO PENAL DE ESPANA 1850; AMPLIACION PRACTICA DEL CODIGO PENAL EN CUADROS SINOPTICOS 1848

      . 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.

      [Bookseller: Palinurus Antiquarian Books ]
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        Der Neue Salon In Eilsen." Neuer Salon, im Vordergrund Promenade

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

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Conzen Kunsthandel Düsseldorf GbR]
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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.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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.

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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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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        The Sacramento Valley from the American River to Butte Creek, Surveyed & Drawn by Order of Gen.l Riley, command.g 10th Military Dep.t by Lieut. Derby, Top. Eng.rs September & October 1849.

      Washington DC: 1850 - California gold rush map from Philip Tyson's geological survey and early scientific work on the California gold region, titled 'Report of the Secretary of War, Communicating Information in Relation to the Geology and Topography of California', from Senate Doc. 47, 31st Congress, 1st Session. Very detailed map extending from south of Sacramento City to Dry Creek in the north, and showing local roads and their condition, available water, farms, wild life (cattle and horses) and diggings (Karnakas Diggings and Dry Diggings are shown along the American River). Very good. Image size: 17 1/2 x 21". Paper size: 18 3/4 x 24 1/4".

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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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        The Personal History and Experience of DAVID COPPERFIELD the Younger

      1850. New-York: W. F. Burgess, [1850]. Without the original wrappers. First American Edition. Both John Wiley / G. P. Putnam of New York and Lea & Blanchard of Philadelphia issued this tale in monthly serial parts during 1849 and 1850, so those two may be considered the first American editions to be partly published; however, this Burgess edition, cheaply produced and originally bound in simple wrappers, was the first complete American edition (though no date appears on the title page, the date 1850 did appear on the (absent) front wrapper). It consists of 264 pages of text (though it begins on page 19); this copy has seven wood-engravings in addition to the preliminary title page portrait of Dickens -- eight in all.~Originally bound in yellow wrappers, this copy lacks those wrappers and thus begins with the illustrated title page. Except for the lack of wrappers it is a very good copy, with the usual occasional foxing. Podeschi (Yale) A126; not in Carr (UTexas); not cited by Wilkins.

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        Clipped Signature and Inscription

      1850. unbound. 1.75 x 3 inches, no place, no date, circa 1850. Rare full signature removed from the dedication page of a book which he signed to fellow chess player William G. Stearns, in full: "Elijah Williams to his friend William G. Stearns." Evenly toned and boldly written in iron gall brown ink. Tiny damp-stain on the left edge, far from the inscription. Very good(-) condition. Eminent British chess player of the mid-19th century considered one of the greatest of all time. He was the very first Grand Master and the first President of the prestigious Clifton Chess Club. Astonishingly, his career preceded the use of the time clock, and it was reported that he would take up to 2 1/2 hours for a single move. In the Grand Master Tournament of 1851, when a 20-minute-per-turn time limit was adopted (the standard that is used today), Williams won every match he played against the best players of Europe. Bobby Fischer, in an interview with Time Magazine, credited Williams' use of dynamic openings as the biggest influence on his career. Williams died of Cholera at the age 44.

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        Chart of the Arctic Regions from the Admiralty Surveys

      London: James Wyld, [c. 1850].. Second edition. Map diameter 38.5 cm, overall dimensions 41 x 45 cm. An attractive folding circular projection of the Arctic, original colour in outline, mounted on linen, the map folds between original brown diced cloth, with the publisher's printed title label to the upper board and their printed advertisement to the inner cover, an old tracing of Baffin Bay and the surrounding region taken from another map on a larger scale on a separate sheet is loosely enclosed. The covers a little marked and discoloured, but sound, save for some mild offsetting, the map is in very good condition. The map is dedicated to Lady Franklin, whose husband Sir John had disappeared whilst exploring the Arctic in 1845. It is now assumed that he died in early 1847, but at the time many people assumed he was still alive and Lady Franklin's campaign to send search parties to find him and his crew received widespread coverage nationally and internationally. This edition of the map highlights the discoveries of various expeditions, namely Ross, Parry, Franklin & Richardson, Beechey, Back, Dease & Samson, Rae and Kellett, with a colour coded key to the lower right corner. An uncommon map, a handful of copies of various editions are listed on Copac spread between the British Library, the National Library of Scotland and Oxford.

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        Personal History of David Copperfield

      First Edition, First Issue of"The Personal History of David Copperfield" In Book FormDICKENS, Charles. The Personal History of David Copperfield....With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850.First edition, first issue in book form. Octavo. [i-vii]viii[ix]x-xii[xiii]xiv[xv-xvi], [1]2-624. Forty inserted plates, including the frontispiece and the vignette title page and the second of Browne's famous "darkplates.".Contemporary three-quarter smooth black calf over patterened brown cloth, decoratively gilt-stamped on spine, marbled edges. Very good. Text and plates generally clean. Overall, a very good copy of this title, scarce in the first edition and first printing.Smith, Dickens, I,9.HBS 67052.$2,000

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        The Natural History of Birds

      Concord: New Hampshire, Merrill, circa, 1850. Duodecimo, with twelve wood-engravings; original pictorial wrappers, crudely sewn at spine, some tears at gutter and at foot of a couple of leaves, dusted, some foxing and stains, presentation inscription from a teacher to a student on verso of cover. Rare American children's natural history primer, including a lyrebird. Each of the ten birds is fully described and illustrated with naïve word blocks. "The Lyre Bird of New Holland" is pictured with a description of its appearance, habits and song, "This singular bird lives almost wholly on the ground, like our common poultry… The inhabitants of New Holland even call it the mountain pheasant. Its voice is far more melodious than either the bird of paradise or any domestic fowls…". The heading on the front wrapper reads "Museum of Natural History", indicating that it was evidently part of a series by this publisher. Early ephemeral books for children rarely survive, and this one with an Australian reference is not known to Ferguson.

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        Paolo Toschi (Parma 07. 06. 1788 - 30. 07. 1854). Iital. Kupferstecher. Kniestück, sitzend beim Malen,.

      . Kupferstich a.a. China v. Carlo Raimondi b. Frassinetti, um 1850, 27,8 x 22,8 (H). Wohl bei der Arbeit am Bilderzyklus nach Corregios Fresken im Kloster San Paolo zu Parma; an dieser war auch Raimondi als Schüler Toschis beteiligt. - Tadellos erhalten. - Blattgr.: 60,7 x 50,7 cm.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Ausgewählte Schriften

      Lpz., Verlagsbureau/Arnoldische Buchhandlung 1850/1851.. 3 Bde. kl.-8°. 4 Bll., 328; XXX, 274; 2 Bll., 347 S. Ln. d. Zt. Mit floraler Blindpräg. In sehr gutem Zustand. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Stammhammer I, 192, 67; Fromm V, 20859; MNE II,134 (kennt nur den 1. Band) - Selten komplett! Erster Band: Bekenntnisse eines Revolutionärs. Hrsg. v. Arnold Runge. Zweiter Band: Revolutionäre Ideen. Mit einem Vorworte von Alfred Darimon. Dritter Band: Das Recht auf Arbeit und das Recht des Eigenthums. Organisation des Kredits und der Cirkulation und Lösung der sozialen Frage. Kapital und Rente. Erörterungen zwischen Proudhon und Bastiat. Mit den Reihentiteln.

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        Expedition dans les Parties Centrales De L'Amerique Du Sud De Rio De Janeiro A Lima Et De Lima Au Para Executee Par Ordre Du Government Francais Pendant Les Annees 1843 a 1847

      Chez P. Bertrand 1850 - Chez P. Bertrand, Paris 1850. Possible First Edition. Dated 1850 with no additional printings. Earliest text available. Text in French. Tome Deuxieme. Book Condition: Good, library rebacked with lettering at the spine. Library cardholder at the rear endpaper, endpaper added. Foxing, shelf wear, library stamps at the page edges. Perforated stamp on the title page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, From This World To That Which Is To Come. Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream. Wherein is Discovered the Manner of HIs Setting Out, His Dangerous Journey, and Safe Arrival at the Desired Country. With a Memoir of the Author by George Cheever, D.D

      London:: David Bogue,. 1850.. 8vo. 8" x 5-1/8". 1st edition thus (BMC 1113.c.34). Not in the Arents Collection, nor listed in the 1922 Corder Auction catalogue. 12 Parts, with Part XII being a double number.. Printed pale grey paper wrappers. Housed in a blue cloth chemise with maroon leather title label, blue cloth slipcase.. Parts - some dust soiling to wrappers, with I & XII showing a bit of. wear at the spine ends. Overall, Very Good Plus. Chemise & slipcase. - Very Good.. Illustrated with wood engravings by the Dalziels after designs by William Harvey, including frontis of Bunyan. The portrait of the author is taken from the original drawing by R. White, in the British Museum.

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        Trogon Macroura. Large-tailed Trogon.

      1850 1850 - Lithograph coloured by hand, printed by C. Hallmandel.London 1850-83. 52 x 33,5 cm. Matted. * From Birds of Asia.

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        THE YOUTHFUL QUEEN OF THE HOP GARDEN

      No place or date but London c.1850 - Large (22 x 18 inches), stipple engraving magnificently PRINTED IN COLOURS. This is probably a proof as the artist's and engraver's names have not been added to the plate as yet and the quality is exceptional. One small marginal tear repaired, not affecting the image and the margins are a little browned but quite acceptable. Not framed or mounted at present as I hope to find an antique 'birds eye' maple to complete the authentic period piece. This is the rare large size version of this well known image in the ultimate de luxe version, printed in colours (not a later uncoloured version) which is very scarce. Such was the difficulty of this method of colour printing only small numbers were issued. PRINTS/MAPS HOPS PRINTS/MAPS

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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). König von Preussen. Reiterportrait, "Friedrich der Grosse in der Schlacht bei Leuthen den 5ten December 1757",.

      . Stahlstich v. C. Deucker n. C. Fr. Schulz b. G.G. Lange, um 1850, 42,5 x 47. Andresen 4. - Das Mittelbild ( 23 x 26 ) zeigt Friedrich zu Pferde seinen Generälen den Weg weisend. Die 16 Randbilder zeigen Darstellungen weiterer Schlachten von 1741 an: Mollwitz, Chutositz, Hohenfriedberg, Schlacht bei Sohr, Hennersdorf, Lowositz, Prag, Zorndorf, Freiberg, Reichenbach, Torgau, Liegnitz, Minden, Rossbach, Gefangennehmung der Sachsen, Kesseldorf.

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        Platon's sämmtliche Werke. Übersetzt von Hieronymus Müller, mit Einleitungen begleitet von Karl Steinhart.

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1850-1873.. 9 Bände. 8vo. Zusammen über 5800 Seiten. Gepflegte Orig.-Halblederbände auf 4 Schmuckbünden mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und etwas Rückenvergoldung sowie marmoriertem Schnitt; Rücken etwas aufgehellt, Lederfarbe der Bände 8 und 9 etwas abweichend, Kanten berieben, Ecken gering bestoßen, Deckelkannte von Bd. 4 mit Fleck, Band 8 mit zwei kleineren Schabstellen am Leder des Rückdeckels.. Johann Georg Hieronymus Müller (1785-1861, Philologe und Lehrer) übersetzte zahlreiche Werke. Zu seinen bedeutendsten Arbeiten zählt "vor Allem die Uebersetzung des Plato, zu deren Herausgabe er sich mit Karl Steinhart, Professor in Schulpforta [...] verbunden hatte. Der erste Band erschien 1850, den achten und letzten gab sein Sohn Dr. Friedr. Hieron. Müller [...] 1866 aus des Vaters Nachlasse heraus; 1872 folgte als Gesammteinleitung die von Steinhart geschriebene Biographie Plato's." (ADB XXII, 561). - Durchgängig stockfleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar der recht seltenen Gesamtausgabe dieser deutschen Übersetzung.

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        "Erinnerung an Marienbad". Schöne Gesamtansicht (15 x 21 cm) von einer Anhöhe aus mit biedermeierlicher Personenstaffage, umgeben von 16 Teilansichten (u.a. Schloß Königswart, Stift Tepl, Gasthof Schönau, Hammerhof, Hirtenruhe, Podhorn, Friedrichstein, sowie diverse Brunnen und Quellen).

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von J. Stark bei Höfelich, Wien, um 1850, 27 x 38 cm..

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