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        "Panorama von Homburg vor der Höhe". Prächtige Ansicht mit reizender figürlicher Staffage.

      . Aquatinta von Th. Beck, Schaffhausen, im Verlag von Hermann, Frankfurt, um 1850, 9 x 54 cm.. Nicht bei Schmitt. - Sehr fein gestochenes Panorama in guter Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Expedition der Sloop Blagonamjerenny..." [in] Archiv für die wissenschaftliche Kunde von Russland

      Berlin: Reimer, 1850. Octavo pamphlet, folding plate, comprising a single issue of the journal, the Gillsen account on pp. 272-94; an excellent unopened copy in the original printed lime-green wrappers. Companion work for the 1819 Russian Arctic voyages. The first detailed abstract of the Vasil'ev/Shishmarev voyage published outside Russia, based on the extremely rare Russian original published two years previous in 1849. The companion expedition of Bellingshausen is now well-known for the dearth of contemporary published material, and this Arctic voyage was not served any better. In 1819 the Russian Admiralty undertook a double polar expedition under Bellingshausen/Lazarev (Antarctic) and Vasil'ev/Shishmarev (Arctic). The sloop Otkrytie (Discovery) was under the command of M.N. Vasil'ev, while the sloop Blagonamerennyi (Good Intent) was under the command of G.S. Shishmarew. Leaving Kronstadt in 1819 the expedition reached Port Jackson via Rio de Janeiro and the Cape of Good Hope. The two ships sailed north to Kamchatka, mapping Nukufetau Atoll en route, and naming the "Inseln des Blagonamerennyi". The ships spent some time on both shores of the Bering Sea, and particularly explored Otkrytie Island (Nunivak). Heavy pack ice beyond the Bering Strait stopped the expedition from their planned work in the deeper reaches of the Chukchi Sea. No official report was published, and the only eyewitness account from either ship was written by the midshipman of the Blagonamerennyi, Karl Karlovitch Gillsen, and published in the St. Petersburg journal Otechestvennyie Zapiski in 1849. This German translation of Gillsen's account is the first European translation of a work that was not translated into English until 1983 (Rhea Josphson, Ethnohistory in the Arctic). The title translates as "Expedition of the Sloop Blagonamjerenny to explore the Asiatic and American shores beyond the Bering-Strait in the years 1819 to 1822", and the work made the 1849 St. Petersburg publication available for the first time to a wider European audience. On the Russian expeditions see: Barratt, The Russians and Australia, pp. 87ff & Russia in Pacific Waters, pp. 201-2; Howgego II, R34, T3.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Map of South Australia, New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land , and Settled parts of Australia

      London: James Wyld, n.d. but circa, 1850. Dissected hand-coloured engraved map, backed on linen as issued, 635 x 990 mm., some toning, but generally very good indeed; in the original brown cloth slip-case with the publisher Wyld's paper label to the front. An excellent Mitchell map. A fine and very attractive map of the Australian colonies circa 1850, dedicated to Sir Thomas Mitchell and issued by the famous London map-maker James Wyld the younger, Geographer to Queen Victoria, who was based in Charing Cross. The main map shows what is now New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, but there is also a series of important insets including: "Plan of Sydney", "Van Diemens Land", "Western Australia" and "Adelaide" (the last evidently based on William Light's map of "The District of Adelaide"). The Wylds seldom dated their maps, but a closely-related version of this map is thought to have been first issued in 1841; Tooley records six separate issues, and it is possible that this may in fact be another copy of Tooley 1421, despite only the handful of distinguishing features. The most likely date is in fact either 1849 or 1850 due to a combination of factors: Wyld added the premises at 2 Royal Exchange in 1846; an advertising label notes a map of the California goldfields; but this map, unlike some noted by Tooley, does not mention the Australian gold discoveries.

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        Map of Central America Shewing the Different Lines of Atlantic & Pacific Communication.

      1850 - London: James Wyld, 1850. Original colour. Lithographic map, sheet 600 x 810mm. Trimmed on left, binding folds. Antique Map of Central America from Vera Cruz in Mexico south to the Gulf of Darien, showing the possible crossings of the isthmus, including Tehuantepic and Panama. An inset map shows the geology of the Panama route, and four sections display the altitudes of the routes.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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        Gesamtans., übern Rhein, m. Weissenturm u. Hoche - Denkmal, "Neuwied. Sur le Rhin".

      . kol. Lithographie n. u. v. Osterwald b. Engelmann in Paris, um 1850, 41 x 59. Seltene Ansicht.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Parcs et Jardins des Environs de Paris

      Monrocq Frères, Paris 1850 - Expertly bound to style in half brown morocco over original pebbled cloth covered boards, upper cover lettered in gilt, brown endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: Henry C. Gibson (signature) Beautifully-illustrated French work on garden design. This charming collection of color plate designs for garden plans, include many in the English style with curving walks and lakes and others in the strictly formal and geometrical French style. Victor Petit was an artist and chromolithographer who worked in Paris and northern France during the late 19th century who published several works on the subject. His interest and focus was on garden designs that would appeal to the bourgeois families who needed landscaping advice. These lovely chromolithographs are mostly bird's eye proposals or plans for small properties with various garden structures. The properties range from one sixth of an acre to more than seven and a half acres. The plans contain oval pathways, geometrical flowerbeds, plus some fruit and vegetable gardens as well. They also offer suggestions for parterres, belvederes, bridges, glasshouses, and birdcages. Scarce complete with the preliminary text leaves which describe each plate. Small folio. (13 3/8 x 10 1/4 inches). [8]pp. 50 colour lithographs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Ansicht der Ruine mit dem ".. Düerkheimer Thal vom Signal".

      . Lithographie ( m. farb. Tonplatte ) v. Cuvillier n. Chapuy b. Meder in Heidelberg, um 1850, 19 x 24. Seltenes Blatt.

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        Die Gallerien von München.

      Eine Stahlstichsammlung der vorzüglichsten Gemälde der Königl. Pinakothek, der Herzogl. Leuchtenberg'schen und Schleissheimer Gallerien. Nebst Text. 2 vols. in one. Leipzig und Dresden: Payne c. 1850. With al 126 steelengraved plates. 340 pp. Bound with all edges gilt i nice newer halfleather with golddec. on spine. Nice and clean copy.. *

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        Ireland: its Scenery, Character, &c

      London: Hall, Virtue and Co., c., 1850. Three volumes, large octavo, with engraved titles, 18 coloured maps, and 100 attractive engraved plates, as well as some 500 engraved illustrations in the text; an attractive set in contemporary brown half morocco, spines ornately gilt in compartments between raised bands, all edges gilt. A handsome set of this famous book on Ireland: extensively illustrated, it contains extensive geographical description, anecdotes of travel, descriptions of the people and their customs, historical folklore, and related topics. The engravings, some by W. H. Bartlett, are very charming.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The Canterbury Tales

      London: George Routledge. , [c.1850]. From the text and with the notes and glossary of Thomas Tyrwhitt. Octavo (180 × 120 mm). Contemporary black morocco, raised bands, ornate gilt design to covers and spine, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Black and white engravings throughout by Edward Corbould. Light rubbing at corners and spine, a very attractive copy. A very handsomely bound copy of the Canterbury Tales, in the edition of Thomas Tyrwhitt (1730–1786).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The History and Practice of the Art of Photography; or the Production of Pictures, through the Agency of Light

      New York: G.P. Putnam, 1850. Octavo, with several engraved diagrams; some staining of the preliminaries and final leaves, a good copy in original cloth (minor repair to foot of spine). Rare: second edition with a new preface, the first book on photography published in the United States of America, significantly revised with additional information on the provision of materials and chemicals required for daguerreotype production. Most of the book is devoted to the daguerreotype process, although a short chapter of some eleven pages devoted to the history of photography describes the paper negative method with detailed practical instructions. The author, Henry Hunt Snelling (1817-1897), was a keen photographer who also edited the Photographic Art Journal, a pioneering periodical of the 1850s. Snelling was professionally involved in the sale of chemicals required for producing daguerreotypes, and also worked as on the invention of specialised photographic equipment. The first edition of 1849 was a tremendous success and rapidly passed through four editions of 1000 copies each. In the preface to the second edition here offered, Snelling expresses his gratitude while extolling photography as a creative medium: 'The rapid sale of the first edition proves conclusively, that our artists, not satisfied with the mere mechanical knowledge of the art, are, on the contrary, desirous of improving both it and themselves.' In response to public curiosity, the second edition contains new information on chemical and technical process: 'Since the publication of the first edition of the Art of Photography, so many inquiries have been made for the recipes used in the art, I have deemed it advisable to append everything of the of the kind to the present issue, that can possibly be of any benefit to the operator. I would, however, express the opinion that, that in most instances it would be preferable to purchase the compounds of good chemists, or the dealers in Daguerreotype stock, than to trust your own compounding.' All editions of this book are rare - both auction and sale records are scant. As a handbook exposed to the myriad hazards of practical use, the attrition rate of the Art of Photography was presumably high. Given these considerations, the present copy is well preserved in the original cloth featuring a gilt blocked image of the daguerreotype apparatus.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Sketches of the Maribyrnong River , and the Barwon River at Geelong

      Victoria: circa, 1850. Pair of drawings, 165 x 255 mm. and 182 x 260 mm., both in pencil heightened in Chinese white; in fine condition, mounted. A pair of drawings of rural Victoria from the mid-nineteenth century attributed to George Gilbert. George Gilbert arrived in Melbourne in November 1841, and immediately began work as a drawing master and teacher of lithography. He was also a pioneer in the field of photography, becoming the first resident photographer in Melbourne. Gilbert held two exhibitions at the Melbourne Mechanics Institute, in 1847 and 1849. The first included topographical views in pastel of Port Phillip and the Goulburn, Barwon, Yarra and Plenty rivers, and was described in the Port Phillip Patriot as, 'decidedly the best delineation of Australian scenery yet produced, possessing the semi-tropical peculiarities of colouring in depth and tone, which the description of crayon used and manufactured by the artist (Mr Gilbert) alone can communicate'. They were also viewed and praised by the governor of Victoria. In 1851 Gilbert exhibited drawings of Melbourne and Geelong at the Victorian Industrial Society's first exhibition; these were described as 'beautiful crayon drawings' of well-known scenery in Melbourne and Geelong which were highly commended by the judges. These two sketches of the Maribyrnong River, and of the hills above the Barwon River at Geelong are very typical of Gilbert's style, and show a picturesque landscape in pre-gold rush times.

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        The Works of Washington Irving

      London: Henry Bohn, 1850-, 1854. Ten volumes, octavo; finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliff in green half calf, spines elaborately decorated in gilt. A fine and handsome set of the works of Washington Irving comprising: Volume I: Salmagundi; or, The Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq., and others [and] A History of New-York, from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty… by Diedrick Knickerbocker. Volume II: The Sketch Book [and] Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography. Volume III: Bracebridge Hall; or, The Homorists. A Medley. By Geoffrey Crayon [and] Abbotsford, and Newstead Abbey. Volume IV: The Alhambra [and] Tales of a Traveller. Volume V: A Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada. Volume VI: The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. Volume VII: The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus; together with The Voyages of his Companions. Volume VIII: Astoria; or, Anecdotes of an Enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains [and] A Tour on the Prairies. Volume IX: Life of Mahomet [and] Lives of the Successors of Mahomet. Volume X: The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U.S.A., in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West [and] The Conquest of Florida under Hernando de Soto, by Theodore Irving.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        codice metrico per la sicilia con una appendice dell' architetto giuseppe caldara

      stamperia della Ved. Solli 1850 -

      [Bookseller: Libreria Del Corso]
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        Portrait of Robert Brown

      Ipswich: n.p. but, 1850. Lithograph, 243 x 290 mm., in fine condition. Naturalist of the Investigator. Fine and rare separately-issued portrait of an important Australian figure, the botanist Robert Brown (1773-1858), naturalist on Flinders's Investigator voyage. A friendship with Jonas Dryander, librarian to Sir Joseph Banks, led to Brown's appointment as naturalist to accompany Matthew Flinders on his expedition. 'Before joining the Investigator Brown studied the Australian and other plants in Bank's collections, and the voyage undoubtedly helped him to develop the powers of acute observation and intense application which gained him the dominant position he held in the scientific world in the first half of the nineteenth century…' (ADB). Brown's major work on Australian plants was his Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van Dieman published in 1810. He also contributed to Flinders's major publication A Voyage to Terra Australis. This is a rare portrait, recorded by Nan Kivell from a copy in his own collection, and of course now held in the National Library of Australia.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        A TREATISE ON THE CLIMATE AND METEOROLOGY OF MADEIRA. To which is attached a Review of the State of Agriculture and Tenure of Land, by George Peacock, and an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Island, and Guide to Visitors by John Driver.

      London, John Churchill, Deighton and Laughton, 1850.FIRST EDITION 1850, PRESENTATION COPY FROM MRS DRIVER TO MRS BUTLER, INSCRIBED AT HEAD OF TITLE PAGE. 8vo, approximately 230 x 145 mm, 9 x 5¾ inches, 5 charts on 3 plates, pages: xiv, including half - title, Errata slip, 388 including index, divisional title pages to each part, 41 pages of adverts dated 1849, original publisher's blue gilt decorated cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and upper cover, blind decoration to lower cover, pale yellow endpapers, small binder's ticket to bottom of last pastedown (bound by Westleys & Co. Friar Street, London). Slight rubbing to cloth, corners slightly bumped, 2 small pale marks to upper cover and 3 small faint dark marks to lower cover, a few pages slightly creased through turning, occasional very small nick to fore - edges, occasional light foxing otherwise a very good clean attractive copy. John Driver was Consul for Greece and Madeira and the presentation is from his wife. He wrote the final part V, Historical and Descriptive Account of the Island of Madeira and Guide to Visitors. Some of the subjects he covers are: Discovery of Madeira; Story of Machim; Prestrello, Vaz and Zargo; Funchall Attacked; Columbus; Cultivation of the Sugar Cane; Political Movements; Flood of 1803; Wrecks; Description of the Town; Palheiro; Cama Dos Lobos; Santa Cruz; The Curral; The Waterfall; The Rabacal; Wines of Madeira; Revenue, Crime and Morals etc. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        The Scarlet Letter, A Romance

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1850: Second Edition. Metcalf & Company imprint at bottom of copyright page, two page author preface, "The Custom-House - Introductory" present, but lacking the first page of adverts, therefore rendered undated but still identifiable as a second edition. In Very Good condition, with wear commensurate with age. Cloth shows a few spots to the front board, light mottling with age. Chipping to cloth at spine ends. Gilt stamping to spine is pleasantly bright. Front hinge appears repaired. Previous owner name on front end paper. Prelims show light staining. Pages show light occasional foxing, but are surprisingly bright. A lovely, unrestored copy.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Mitchel's Burritt's Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens

      Huntington and Savage, New York 1850 - Designed to illustrate the Geography of the Heavens, comprising the following maps or plates. Plan, exhibiting the relative magnitudes, distances and positions of the different bodies which compose the solar system. The visible heavens in January, February, and March. The visible heavens in October, November, and December. The visible heavens in April, May, and June. The visible heavens in July, August, and September. The visible heavens in the south polar regions for each month in the year. The visible heavens in the north polar regions for each month in the year. Planisphere of the whole heavens in Mercators projection.Imperial 4to. 24 star charts. Tan printed wrappers. Frayed. Wrappers torn and obscured with tape. Complete. Some plates repaired with tape. Dry.

      [Bookseller: Murray Hudson]
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        Album of Woodblock Prints of Actors

      (circa1850). - A beautiful Japanese colour woodblock concertina album of actors. 28 leaves featuring 16 full page woodblocks, 5 diptychs and 2 leaves with 2 images on each. 18.2 x 12.5cm. Some occasional insect damage and joins at fore edges professionally repaired with wheat starch paste. A very attractive album. All woodblocks except one are by Hirosada which is by Hasegawa Sadanobu. Utagawa Hirosada, or Gosotei Hirosada as he was also known, was an exceptional printmaker active in the period 1826 - 1863 in Osaka. He is believed to have died in 1865. Fans of kabuki eagerly sought his prints which, in some cases, as demonstrated in this album include the names of the actors. On others, due to the restrictions placed on actors by the authorities at the time, the actors remained unnamed. This album features images from the story Hakkenden (The Tale of the Eight Dogs) while others are from Chukoden (Tales of Loyalty and Filial Piety, or Biographies of Respectful Loyal Men). A most desirable album the colours are bright and strong with many striking compositions. Each actor is portrayed in three quarter profile a style which Hirosada was well known for. This album was almost certainly put together by a keen 19th century theatre fan who would have enjoyed the leafing through the images of their favourite stars of the Japanese stage much as any film star fan might do today.

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        Privat angelegtes Herbarium um 1850. In 27 gefalteten Bögen aus besten Kanzleipapier gelegt.

      -,, Salzburg u. a., 1850 - Salzburg u. a., -, 1850. 39, 5 x 25 cm. Die gepressten Pflanzen sind vorsichtigst auf weise Büttenpapier aufgebracht und in großformatige Bögen mit genauer Beschriftung gelegt. Jede Probe am Papier beschriftet, sowohl die Gattung als auch der Fundort und zusätzlich ist die Art noch mit einem beschrifteten Schildchen auf dem Kanzleibogen bezeichnet. Wohl Rest eines größeren Herbariums, darauf deuten die fortlaufenden Nummern und auch die 14 leeren Mappen, die beigelegt wurden. Vom Aufbau, der Machart und der Qualität des Herbarium muss auf einen Botaniker oder Mediziner geschlossen werden. Provinienz: Dr. Karl von Frey. - Guter bis tadelloser Erhaltungszustand. In der Natur der Sache liegt es, dass einige Exemplare im Laufe der Zeit etwas Schaden genommen haben, doch insgesamt ein schönes Beispiel eines mustergültigen n Herbariums. Deutsch

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        Voyage of the U.S. Exploring Squadron , Commanded by Captain Charles Wilkes, of the United States Navy, in 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, and 1842: Together with Explorations and Discoveries Made By Admiral d'Urville, Captain Ross, and other Navigators and Travellers; and an Account of the Expedition to the Dead Sea, Under Lieutenant Lynch

      Auburn (New York): J.M. Alden, 1850. Large octavo, engraved title and eight steel-engraved plates; some browning and spotting as is typical of American books of this period; original full calf, spine repaired. ThUS Exploring Expedition. A condensation for the general reader of the Wilkes expedition and several earlier and important voyages. Part one, on expeditions in the Pacific and the South Seas, contains eighteen exhaustive chapters that include long references to Australian forests, agriculture, horticulture, dwelling houses, reptiles and fish. Gold discoveries in California are noted. Part two covers Lynch's expedition to the Dead Sea. This expedition, on the Supply, was approved by the Secretary of the Navy and left the Brooklyn Navy Yard for the Syrian coast in November 1847.

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        Voyage of the U.S. Exploring Squadron , Commanded by Captain Charles Wilkes, of the United States Navy, in 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, and 1842: Together with Explorations and Discoveries Made By Admiral d'Urville, Captain Ross, and other Navigators and Travellers; and an Account of the Expedition to the Dead Sea, Under Lieutenant Lynch

      J.M. Alden, Auburn (New York) 1850 - Large octavo, engraved title and eight steel-engraved plates; some browning and spotting as is typical of American books of this period; original full calf, spine repaired. ThUS Exploring Expedition. A condensation for the general reader of the Wilkes expedition and several earlier and important voyages. Part one, on expeditions in the Pacific and the South Seas, contains eighteen exhaustive chapters that include long references to Australian forests, agriculture, horticulture, dwelling houses, reptiles and fish. Gold discoveries in California are noted. Part two covers Lynch's expedition to the Dead Sea. This expedition, on the Supply, was approved by the Secretary of the Navy and left the Brooklyn Navy Yard for the Syrian coast in November 1847.

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        In malerischen Ansichten von den bedeutendsten Künstlern. Vues pittoresques du Palatinat du Rhin. Kleine Ausgabe.

      Neustadt, Verlag Gottschick-Witter, ca. 1850.. Querformat: 16 x 24,5 cm. 8 Seiten Text, 19 Stahlstichtafeln und 1 kolorierte Faltkarte der Pfalz. Gelbe typographische Orig.-Broschur.. *Es gab verschiedene Fassungen dieses Werkes mit unterschiedlicher Anzahl von Stahlstichen. Vorliegende "kleine Ausgabe" ist komplett mit 19 Tafeln. - Enthält malerische Ansichten von Ludwigshafen, Speyer, Neustadt (2), Schloß Hambach, Ludwigshöhe, Wachenheim, Dürkheim (2), Irren-Anstalt Klingenmünster und einige Burgen. - Exemplar mit handschriftlicher Geschenkwidmung des Verlegernachfahren Ludwig Witter an Heinrich Kohl (1920), Titel mit Sammlerstempel "Sammlung Heinrich Kohl No. 682". - Die Tafeln wie üblich teils mäßig gebräunt (rückseitig stärker). Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten in der originalen Broschur.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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        The Present State of Moral Principle in the Supreme Government of the British Colonial Empire... Not Published

      London: Printed by G. Barclay, 1850. Slim octavo, 45 pp., very good in recent tan half calf, marbled boards. Gawler on the colonies and his reputation: "not published" Very rare privately published work by the former Governor of South Australia, and the last serious effort he made to rehabilitate his reputation in his vicious quarrels with his successor, George Grey. Gawler, who had been Governor of South Australia from 1838-41, had returned to London with his reputation in tatters, in no small part due to the energetic self-promotion of Governor Grey. Gawler had petitioned hard to have his efforts recognised, but was trumped by Grey at every turn, and by the late 1840s had all but given up any public role. It is interesting, therefore, that in 1850 he wrote the present work, 'a petition to the Queen seeking redress for the injustices done to him by successive secretaries of state. He accused George Grey of dishonesty and claimed that through his own efforts South Australia was 'the only cheap and brilliantly successful new colony in modern history'. On 11 July 1850 he was informed that Earl Grey had laid the petition before the Queen 'but could not advise her Majesty to give any orders on the subject' (ADB). Gawler's publication is understandably rare. Ferguson originally found only a copy in the then Public Library of South Australia, and another has since been noted in the National Library.

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        The WONDERFUL, ASTOUNDING MYSTERIOUS And STRANGE HISTORY Of LAURA A MARSTON, Of Baltimore, MD. (An Autobiography). . Together with an Account of the Shocking Murder of Mrs. E. Williamson and Dreadful Death of the Smuggler Kentworth.

      Published by Barclay & Co.,, Baltimore: 1850 - Wood engraved frontis [duplicated on rear wrapper], of Kentworth being shot. Wood engraved t.p. vignette of Marston. Wood engraving, "Plead for the Guilty", p. 48. A sensationalist & lurid piece of fiction issued under the guise of 'true crime'. Rare in the trade. Modest wear. A pleasing VG+ copy. Printed green paper wrappers, sewn. 8vo. 9" x 5-1/2". 1st printing (Wright I, 2751a). 47, [1] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The personal history of David Copperfield. With illustrations by H. K Browne

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1850 - First book edition, 8vo, pp. [5] viii-xiv, [2], 624; engraved frontispiece and title in addition to printed title, 38 engraved plates, that facing p. 70 closely trimmed at fore edge with loss of caption (text pp. 71-74 similarly trimmed with no loss of text); somewhat later half black morocco rebacked with old spine laide down, minor wear to extremities, and some offsetting and light foxing to engraved prelims and plates, but generally a good, sound copy.Eckles calls David Copperfield "the best of [Dickens'] novels." [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Scobie's Canadian Almanac

      Toronto: Hugh Scobie. Cloth Bound. Ex-Library/No Jacket. 1850-1880. 3 volumes. 22 cm. Advertisements and b&w illustrations. Includes 25 fold-out maps, with some minor tears, of Canadian geography and one gorgeous fold-out of the Parliament Buildings in 1865. Half leather with red and purple cloth. Corners bumped, boards scuffed and spines chipped. Text block detached from covers on volume one. Library markings, many of which are antique and quite nice. Staining and loose pages. Missing 1874. Water marks and chips. Bookseller sticker from Whitby, Ontario.

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        Scobie's Canadian Almanac

      Hugh Scobie, Toronto - 1850-1880. 3 volumes. 22 cm. Advertisements and b&w illustrations. Includes 25 fold-out maps, with some minor tears, of Canadian geography and one gorgeous fold-out of the Parliament Buildings in 1865. Half leather with red and purple cloth. Corners bumped, boards scuffed and spines chipped. Text block detached from covers on volume one. Library markings, many of which are antique and quite nice. Staining and loose pages. Missing 1874. Water marks and chips. Bookseller sticker from Whitby, Ontario. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album de vues pittoresques de la France

      Librairie classique et d'éducation, Ve Maire-Nyon 1850 - Album de 80 gravures de vues de France (format 21 x 29), de ses paysages et de ses illustres monuments (la Cathédrale de Chartres, le Port de Cherbourg, le Château de Dieppe, le Grand théâtre de Lyon, le Port de Marseille, le Mont St Michel, Orléans, le Château de Chantilly, Fontainebleau, Paris : les Champs Élysées, les Jardins du Luxembourg, la Sainte Chapelle, le Panthéon, le Jardin d'Hiver. St Malo, St Nazaire.) Excellent état du livre. Quelques rousseurs sur les pages, très rarement sur le sujet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Synchronistische Geschichte der Kirche und der Welt im Mittelalter. Kritisch aus den Quellen bearbeitet.,

      Regensburg, Friedrich Pustet 1850-1863. - Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), Einbände etwas berieben, Schnitt und Papier teils etwas braun-/stockfleckig, ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, allen Bänden ist das dazugehörige Kritikheft (Belege und Erläuterungen, Chronologien, Beilagen) jeweils mit beigebunden (Umfang der Kritikhefte jeweils ca. zwischen 120 und 400 Seiten), Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 21000 8°, Halbleder-Einbände der Zeit, 15 Bände (und die dazugehörigen "Kritikhefte").

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        Gesamtansicht von einer Anhöhe über die Donau, rechts Oberhaus.

      . Aquatinta von C. Burckhardt, um 1850, 20 x 32 cm.. Passau in der Druckgraphik I, 295 und 296. - Die seltene Ansicht wurde sowohl als Mittelstück eines Souvenirblatts gedruckt als auch einzeln. Unser Exemplar mit zwei senkrechten Faltspuren und hinterlegtem rechten Rand.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Original Signed Watercolour of the Hoher Markt in Vienna].

      1850 - Ca. 1850. Watercolour on paper, ca. 27x19,5 cm (10 ½ x 7 ½ in). Recently matted, very good watercolour. This attractive skillfully executed watercolour is by Gustav Benesch who was well known for his cityscapes of Vienna. This painting shows the Hoher Markt, the oldest square in Vienna with the large Vermählungsbrunnen (Wedding Fountain) in the centre. "The monumental fountain was designed by the court architect, Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and constructed from 1729 to 1732 by his son, Joseph Emanuel. The Baroque fountain depicts the supposed marriage between Joseph and Mary by the High Priest under a bronze baldachin, supported by four large Corinthian columns" (A view on cities on-line/ Vienna).

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        "Schalksnarr u. Magd d. 16. Jahrh. Dame aus Genua 16. J. Dame aus Pisa" originale Bleistiftzeichnung auf Zeichenpapier ca. 21x33cm; unterhalb der Darstellung handschriftlich betitelt; oben in Bleistift "Signora da Genova Signora da Pisa" um 1850

      . Das interessante Blatt etwas quetsch- und knitterfaltig..

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        First [-Fourth] report on the facts of earthquake phaenomena

      London, 1850-58. <p>Foundation Work of Seismology-Author&#39;s Copy</p><p>Mallet, Robert (1810-81). (1) First [-third] report of the facts of earthquake phaenomena. Offprints from Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1850 (1850), Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1851 (1852) and Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1852 [-54] (1852-55). [2], 87; [2], 273-320; [2], 176, [1], 118-212, 326pp. 6 plates, numbered 12-17. 218 x 135 mm. Three items in 2, bound in 19th century marbled boards rebacked and recornered in calf, slightly rubbed. Light toning, edges of some plates a little frayed, but very good. Mallet&#39;s copy, with his signature on the title of the first report; the first two reports interleaved with both autograph and printed corrections inserted throughout; autograph note on p. 153 of the third report. (2) [with John William Mallet.] The earthquake catalogue of the British Association, with the discussion, curves, and maps, etc. . . . Being third and fourth reports. Offprint from Transactions of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1852-58). [2], 176, [1], 118-212, 326, 136pp. 15 plates. 221 x 140 mm. Original boards, cloth spine with paper label, rebacked, one corner bent. Light toning, but very good. </p><p>First Separate Editions. Mallet, an Irish engineer and inventor, was a pioneering researcher on earthquakes, and his four reports on earthquakes, published in the journals of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, represent the first scientific work on the subject. Mallet coined the term "seismology" to describe the scientific study of earthquakes, and was also responsible for the terms "epicenter," "seismic focus" (the point at which an earthquake originates), "angle of emergence," "isoseismal line" (contour or line on a map bounding points of equal intensity for a particular earthquake), and "meizoseismal area" (area of maximum earthquake damage). "He produced an experimental seismograph in 1846. Important elements of his model, which was never actually used, were incorporated in the seismograph that Luigi Palmieri made in 1855. Between 1850 and 1861 Mallet set off explosions in different locations to determine the rate of travel of seismic waves in sand (825 feet per second), solid granite (1,665 feet per second) and quartzite (1,162 feet per second). According to A. Sieberg (1924), Mallet should be considered the founder of the physics of earthquakes. . . . Mallet presented his most important seismic results in four Report[s] to the British Association (1850, 1851, 1852-54, 1858) and in four editions of the Admiralty Manual of Scientific Enquiry (1849, 1851, 1859, 1871). Between them, they contain an extensive catalog-which he prepared and debated with his son, John W. Mallet-of 6,831 earthquakes reported between 1606 B.C. and A.D. 1858 and his seismic map of the world" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). </p><p>We are offering Mallet&#39;s copies of his first, second and third reports, with his corrections and emendations. Accompanying these is the Earthquake Catalogue of the British Association, which incorporates Mallet&#39;s third and fourth reports. </p>

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        Ireland: its Scenery, Character, &c

      Hall, Virtue and Co., c., London 1850 - Three volumes, large octavo, with engraved titles, 18 coloured maps, and 100 attractive engraved plates, as well as some 500 engraved illustrations in the text; an attractive set in contemporary brown half morocco, spines ornately gilt in compartments between raised bands, all edges gilt. A handsome set of this famous book on Ireland: extensively illustrated, it contains extensive geographical description, anecdotes of travel, descriptions of the people and their customs, historical folklore, and related topics. The engravings, some by W. H. Bartlett, are very charming. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Historia de la India. Traducia por una sociedad literaria.

      Barcelona, Imprinta A. Frexas 1850.. Segunda edicion. 8°. 581 (3) S. Mit 2 gefalt. Karten u. 83 Stahlstich-Taf. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Leicht berieb. - (Panorama Universal. Asia).

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        EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY. PRESENTATION COPY.

      London, from the Philosphical Transactions, printed by Richard Taylor, 1850.Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, for 1850, Twenty - Third Series. On the polar or other condition of diamagnetic bodies. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE : "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, pages: text illustration as frontispiece, title page, 171 - 187, [1 - blank], bound in pale grey wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (23 April 1792 - 28 February 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        STORIES ABOUT HORSES, SHIPS, & DOGS.

      8 leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last pasted to the wrappers. Illustrated throughout with hand-coloured engravings. Original pictorial wrappers. 24.9 x 17 cm. Spine expertly restored; else a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Kleines Ölgemälde einer Gebirgslandschaft, alt gerahmt.

      . Hübsches kleines Ölgemälde der amerikanischen Künstlerin (Geburtsort: Honesdale, PA im Jahre 1850 / gestorben 1936 in Bayside, NY ). Das mit Öl auf Pappe gemalte Bild zeigt einen kleinen See vor Hochgebirgspanorama ( wahrscheinlich die Alpen ). Links unten mit J. Brownscombe signiert, ohne Jahresangabe ( wohl um 1890-1900 gemalt ). Das Bild hat die Maße 11x 18 cm (Höhe x Breite), alt gerahmt ( Rahmenmaß: 25 x 32 cm ). >> Brownscombe unterhielt ein Studio in Rom zwischen den Jahren 1888 - 1894 und lebte in der Stadt jeweils einen Teil des Jahres. Später teilte sie sich ein Sommerstudio mit Henry Hall in den Catskill-Mountains (USA) von 1908 bis zu seinem Tode 1913.<< Der Rahmen mit kleinen Beschädigungen, das Bild etwas fleckig, da nicht ganz im Rahmen passend an der rechten Außenseite mit kleineren Abreibungen. ( Gewicht 1000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ).

      [Bookseller: Buchhandlung & Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Voyages and Travels. Including Two Years Before the Mast, and other titles

      Edward Moxon, London 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA, TRAJES Y CONDECORACIONES DE TODAS LAS ORDENES DE CABALLERIA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1850. Agencia Medica Catalana. 2 Obras en 2 tomos. 444p + 364p + 150p mas indices corespondientes. Profusamente ilustrada con 103 laminas iluminadas a mano(Jose Palau) mas algunas laminas mas no paginadas. Segunda Obra "Historia y Trajes de las Ordenes Religiosas militares" 1848 (Abate Tiron). Primera edicion Espanola. Una autentica Obra de Arte.

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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. Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Present State of Moral Principle in the Supreme Government of the British Colonial Empire? Not Published

      Printed by G. Barclay, London 1850 - Slim octavo, 45 pp., very good in recent tan half calf, marbled boards. Gawler on the colonies and his reputation: "not published" Very rare privately published work by the former Governor of South Australia, and the last serious effort he made to rehabilitate his reputation in his vicious quarrels with his successor, George Grey. Gawler, who had been Governor of South Australia from 1838-41, had returned to London with his reputation in tatters, in no small part due to the energetic self-promotion of Governor Grey. Gawler had petitioned hard to have his efforts recognised, but was trumped by Grey at every turn, and by the late 1840s had all but given up any public role. It is interesting, therefore, that in 1850 he wrote the present work, 'a petition to the Queen seeking redress for the injustices done to him by successive secretaries of state. He accused George Grey of dishonesty and claimed that through his own efforts South Australia was 'the only cheap and brilliantly successful new colony in modern history'. On 11 July 1850 he was informed that Earl Grey had laid the petition before the Queen 'but could not advise her Majesty to give any orders on the subject' (ADB). Gawler's publication is understandably rare. Ferguson originally found only a copy in the then Public Library of South Australia, and another has since been noted in the National Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE LITTLE TRAVELLER, or Customs and Costumes of All Nations. March's Library of Instruction & Amusement. N. 3. Price Sixpence.

      [8] leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last pasted to the wrappers, each bearing a hand-coloured engraving with text beneath. Original printed wrappers. 24.5 x 15 cm. Little creased at extremities; spine expertly restored; else a very good copy. Australia receives a passing mention at the close.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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