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        Raphael.

      Artist: Kammerer/Raphael Sancio da Urbino Thomas; issued in: Munich; date: ca 1850 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: colored; - condition: minor stains; - size (in cm): 32 x 21; - description: Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino(1483 ? 1520),known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.;Raphael was enormously productive, running an unusually large workshop and, despite his death at 37, leaving a large body of work. Many of his works are found in the Vatican Palace, where the frescoed Raphael Rooms were the central, and the largest, work of his career. The best known work is The School of Athens in the Vatican Stanza della Segnatura. After his early years in Rome much of his work was executed by his workshop from his drawings, with considerable loss of quality. He was extremely influential in his lifetime, though outside Rome his work was mostly known from his collaborative printmaking. After his death, the influence of his great rival Michelangelo was more widespread until the 18th and 19th centuries, when Raphael's more serene and harmonious qualities were again regarded as the highest models. His career falls naturally into three phases and three styles, first described by Giorgio Vasari: his early years in Umbria, then a period of about four years (1504?1508) absorbing the artistic traditions of Florence, followed by his last hectic and triumphant twelve years in Rome, working for two Popes and their close associates.

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        Sarcophage de Scipion

      [Paris 1850 - Pencil, pen and wash drawing, with numerous, detailed measurements. A fascinating and beautiful drawing--or "rendu"--of an ancient Roman sarcophagus. A fine drawing from an architectural student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the most influential architectural school in existence during much of the 18th century, the whole of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th century. 'Students were eligible for the Ecole if they were at least fifteen years old, or under thirty. They began with the seconde classe , in which they competed in the concours d'émulation . These alternated between an esquisse --a rough sketch for which up to twelve hours was allowed--and a rendu --the large-scale finished drawing for which one to three months were allowed.Two to four years were usually required for a student to accumulate enough credits to enter the première classe . The same system was followed again, usually for two to three years, after which the student should have accumulated enough credits to compete for the Grand Prix de Rome. The winner of the Grand Prix was entitled to five years study under the auspices of the French Academy in Rome. For each of his first three years he was required to submit an analytical study of an ancient monument. For his fourth year he had to submit a complete reconstruction of a major classical work. For his fifth year he was required to submit an original work designed to a program of his own invention. "This study of the sarcophagus of Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus was part of an Ecole de Beaux Arts student's portfolio. The sarcophagus was one of many in the Scipio family tomb on the Via Appia just outside of Roma, and it dates from c. 290 B.C. The obituary text reads, English, "Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus, son of Gnaeus, a valiant gentleman and wise, whose fine form matched his bravery very well, was aedile, consul and censor among you, he conquered Taurasia and Cisauna, in fact, Samnium, he overcame all the Lucanian lands and brought back hostages." Arthur Drexler, The Architecture of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts . New York, MoMA, 1977.

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        Die Geheimnisse des Volkes oder Geschichte einer Proletarierfamilie im Laufe von Jahrhunderten

      Leipzig, Otto Wigand, 1850-1851. - Die Geheimnisse des Volkes oder Geschichte einer Proletarierfamilie im Laufe von Jahrhunderten von Eugen Sue, 1.-13 Band komplett in 4 Bänden, hrsg. Otto Wigand, Leipzig, 1850 (EA), OHlwd m. Blind- u. Goldprägung, marm. Schnitt, 8°, 98,97,115,119S; 111,189,91S; 131,118,136 S; 126,120,167 S, gebräunt u. tlw. stockfl., Bd. 1 Buchblock vorne befestigt, bzw. hinten gekl., leicht best. sonst guter Zustand. rare Erstausgabe! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1590 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Edle Krone (Klingenberg). - "Edle Krone Fundgrube bei Höckenorf".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Kolorierte Lithographie, um 1850. 27,0 x 37,0 cm (Darstellung) / 31,0 x 41,0 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung betitelt und signiert "Edle Krone Fundgrube bei Höckendorf, Nach d. Nat. gez. u. lith. v. J. E. Assmann". - Romantische Ansicht des heutigen Huthauses im sächsischen Klingenberg nebst Tharandter Wald. Mit dem Verlauf der Wilden Weißeritz und kleinen Bürgerstaffagen. Der Ortsname geht auf den Bergau des 16. Jahrhunderts mit der Grube "Edle Crone" zurück. Guter Druck versehen mit einem sorgfältigem Kolorit. - Schmalrandig. Etwas fleckig. Insgesamt in gutem Erhaltungszustand. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A Narrative of the Peninsular War.

      London: John Hearne,, 1850. Fourth edition. Octavo (216 × 132 mm) Contemporary red hard-grained morocco Eton leaving gift binding, title gilt direct to the spine, flat bands, compartments with quatrefoil centre-tools, surrounded by drawer handle and arabesque devices, attractive concentric panelling in gilt and blind to the sides, gilt edges, zig-zag edge-roll in blind, gilt floral roll to the turn-ins, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Folding map frontispiece and 20 plates, engraved by Lizars after the author's own sketches. A little rubbed, lower corners bumped, slightly stain to the front endpapers, offsetting from the map to the title page, light browning throughout, occasional spotting to the plates, remains a very good copy. First published in Edinburgh in 1831. This copy with Eton leaving inscription dated 1853 to the front free endpaper, "Herbert J. Knatchbull-Hugessen from his sincere friend George Tyrell"; and beneath a later inscription, "Algitha Higgins from Edith M. Howard, Christmas 1912". "Andrew Leith Hay entered the army as an ensign in the 72nd foot on 8 January 1806, went to the Peninsula in 1808 as aide-de-camp to his uncle General Sir James Leith, and served through the war until 1814. He was much employed in gaining intelligence, and was present at many of the actions from Corunna to the storming of San Sebastian … On General Leith's being appointed in 1816 to the governorship of Barbados, his nephew accompanied him, and discharged the duties of military secretary and also those of assistant quartermaster-general and adjutant-general" (ODNB).

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        Luisa Miller Melodramma tragico in 3 atti di S. Cammarano... alla tragica Poetessa cultrice esimia delle Arti Belle Signora Laura Beatrice Mancini nata Oliva L'Editore Giovanni Ricordi D.D.D... Riduzione di E. Muzio... Per Canto F. 38. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Giovanni Ricordi [PNs 22191-22214], 1850. First Edition, second issue. Hopkinson 51 A(b). Chusid p. 106. The only difference between the first and second issues is the fact that the title is coloured in the first issue; Hopkinson locates only two copies of this coloured issue. Luisa Miller, to a libretto by Salvadore Cammarano after Friedrich von Schiller's play Kabale und Liebe, was first performed in Naples at the Teatro S Carlo on December 8, 1849. "For that perceptive early critic of Verdi, Abramo Basevi, Luisa Miller marks the beginning of Verdi's 'second manner', one in which he drew more on Donizetti's example and less on Rossini's, and in which his musical dramaturgy took on a more subtle and varied form. Modern commentators have sometimes endorsed this judgment, signalling the opera as an important step towards Rigoletto. However, while the rustic ambience of the opera undoubtedly called forth from Verdi a new and compelling attention to local colour, it is difficult to see in the formal aspect of Luisa an essential stylistic turning-point, particularly when compared with Macbeth, which had appeared two years earlier. Nevertheless, few would argue about the opera's important position among pre- Rigoletto operas: not so much for its formal experiments as for its control of conventional musical forms, especially the grand duet. And in this respect, the middle-period work Luisa most resembles is not Rigoletto but Il trovatore, whose driving energy within conventional contexts is apparent through much of the earlier opera, in particular in its final act." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Half contemporary dark blue leather with dark brown textured cloth boards, spine in compartments gilt, titling gilt, yellow endpapers. 1f. (recto title with large illustration by Focosi of the final scene of the opera lithographed by H. Corbetta, verso blank, 1f. (recto table of contents with plate numbers and page numbers, verso named cast list), 5-259, [i] (blank) pp. Each piece with its own imprint, price, plate number, and secondary pagination. Music engraved. Named cast includes Selva, Malvezzi, Salandri, Arati, De Bassini, Gazzaniga, Salvetti, and Rossi. Binding slightly worn and rubbed; corners abraided; slightly shaken; endpapers creased. Scattered light foxing. several corners slightly creased. An attractive copy overall.

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        Archive of 38 documents, including letters, manuscript charts, printed documents etc., relating to the Moorsom System of calculating cargo capacity in ships and the British Association for the Advancement of Science's efforts to improve it

      , 1850. 1850. Moorsom System. Archive of 38 documents, including letters, manuscript charts, printed documents etc., relating to the Moorsom System of calculating cargo capacity in ships and the British Association for the Advancement of Science's efforts to improve it. 1850-57. Some dust-soiling, minor tears, one document heavily creased and frayed, but overall very good. Calendar of the collection included. A unique maritime archive recording some of the events surrounding the introduction in 1854 of the Moorsom System for calculating tonnage. Named for its creator George Moorsom (1796-1867), the Moorsom System established a new method of calculating the cargo capacity (tonnage) of British ships as a basis for assessing harbor fees and taxes. Previous methods of calculating tonnage had been intended to determine the carrying capacity of sailing ships, using a formula based on a ship's length and maximum beam (width). Such methods could not be used on the new steam-powered ships, however, since they did not take into account the significant amount of internal space taken up by a steamship's boilers, fuel and machinery.In 1849 the British government appointed a Tonnage Commission to study the problem, with Moorsom, a naval architect, serving as the Commission's secretary. In the Commission's report Moorsom introduced a new unit of tonnage measurement, 100 cubit feet, as well as new rules for calculating a steamship's net tonnage, in which the space given over to machinery and other non-revenue producing functions was subtracted from its overall internal volume. The British government initially chose not to adopt the Commission's report, but Moorsom, refusing to give up on his system, "subsequently took up the matter alone, and by his skill and untiring energy succeeded in establishing the present rule of tonnage, known as 'Moorsom's Rule'" (obituary of Moorsom in Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects 8 [1867]: xxxi).Moorsom's efforts are represented by two items in this archive: His pamphlet titled A Mode Proposed for Determining the Register Tonnage of Merchant Shipping [1851], and his accompanying presentation letter to Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot (1803-90), an influential Member of Parliament, in which Moorsom gave a detailed critique of a rival tonnage system proposed by Board of Trade president Henry Labouchere (1798-1869): ". . . I have to confess that the late Commission having adopted the principle of Displacement, on External Measurement, as a basis for Tonnage, which you represented to Mr. Labouchere as inapplicable to Merchant Shipping, was a mistake on its part . . . Being, however, subsequently made aware that a ship is generally full before being immersed to her load draught, and could therefore carry more had she more internal space, I became convinced that the profits of the ship being, thereby, in proportion, generally speaking, to the Internal Capacity, that capacity must be the proper basis for assessment. This being admitted, the objections to External Measurement become fully substantiated. . ." The British Government eventually adopted Moorsom's system as part of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1854. The system was not without its problems, however, and in August 1856 the British Association for the Advancement of Science appointed a committee "to inquire into the defects of the present methods, and to frame more perfect rules for the measurement and registrations of ships and of marine engine power, in order that a correct and uniform principle of estimating the actual carrying capabilities and working power of steam ships may be adopted." The bulk of our archive relates to the activities of this committee, which presented its 67-page report to the BAAS in August 1857. Much of the archive consists of correspondence to and from members of the BAAS committee, which was made up of eminent British shipbuilders, engineers, naval architects and naval officers. Represented here are naval architect John Scott Russell (1808-82), who collaborated with I. K. Brunel on building the steamship Great Eastern; engineer William Fairbairn (1789-1874), president of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and an early builder of iron-hulled ships; Dr. Joseph Woolley (1817-89), a founding member of the Institute of Naval Architects and a pioneer in British naval education; Bennet Woodcroft (1803-79), inventor of fundamental improvements to ship propulsion; and Rear Admiral Constantine Richard Moorsom (1792-1861), chairman of the London & North Western Railway (and apparently no relation to George Moorsom).Also included in the archive are printed and manuscript charts, large printed diagrams of ships with manuscript annotations; committee records including subscription lists; and a copy of the BAAS's Report from the Mersey Inquiry Committee to the Meeting at Cheltenham, 1856 inscribed by George Rennie (1791-1866), whose firm built the engines for the world's first propeller-driven steamship. Some of the letters and documents in this archive were later incorporated into the BAAS's 1857 Report . . . to Inquire into the Defects of the Present Methods of Measuring and Registering the Tonnage of Shipping.

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        Ceylonese Mosque Swallow

      1850-83 1850 - An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould'sBirds of Asia, 1850-83 Vol I Richter after Gould Ceylonese Mosque Swallow An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'Birds of Asia', 1850-83 530 x 360 mm approx £370

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        [Macbeth]. [Era Novella del Bazar musicale settimanale, ovvero, raccolta de' più accreditati spartiti per canto e pianoforte composti dagli illustri maestri italiani, anno primo, secondo spartito completo]. [Piano-vocal score]

      [Napoli]: [Del Monaco] [without PN], 1850. An early complete Neapolitan edition of the first version of the opera. Very scarce. Hopkinson 46A(o) (one copy only, at the Istituto di Studi Verdiani in Parma). OCLC nos. 16841906, 81844208 (two copies, at Wellesley and Stanford). Macbeth, to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave (with additional material by Andrea Maffei) after William Shakespeare's play, was first performed in Florence at the Teatro della Pergola on March 14, 1847. "There is no doubt that Verdi's frequently voiced perception of the 1847 Macbeth as an especially important work, ennobled by its Shakespearean theme, was one that he successfully converted into dramatic substance. Much of the opera shows an attention to detail and sureness of effect unprecedented in earlier works. This holds true as much for the 'conventional' numbers, such as Lady Macbeth's opening aria or the subsequent duet with Macbeth, as for formal experiments like the Macbeth-Banquo duettino in Act 1. What is more, the new standard set by Macbeth was one that Verdi rarely retreated from in subsequent works." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Dark brown cloth-backed marbled boards, spine in compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (blank), [1] (blank), 2-176 pp. Each number with its own imprint, price, and secondary pagination. Engraved. With an illustrated title of a scene from the opera by Focosi from the first complete edition published in Milan by Giovanni Ricordi ca. 1847 tipped-in to front free endpaper. Hopkinson 46A(a). Binding worn, rubbed, and bumped. Minor foxing, heavier to several leaves; margins slightly soiled, with occasional small stains; pp. 69-72 detached; title and pp. 35-38 lacking; "72" to spine and illustrated title.

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        Malerische Ansichten von Salzburg und Oberösterreich, nach der Natur gezeichnet von Johann Fischbach u. von mehreren Künstlern in Stahl gestochen . in tiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet von G. Baldi.

      Salzburg, Baldi, o. J. [um ]. 1850 - Quer-2°. Titel + 40 Tafeln + 42 Bll. Textanhang. Blind- und goldgeprägter OLwd. N/W 173: Mit allen 40 Tafeln. - Fachmännisch restauriert - R. ergänzt, stockfleckig, leicht wasserrandig in einer Ecke, leichte Gbrsp., Ebd. etw. fleckig. - Mit den Abbildungen und dem dazugehörigen Text: Salzburg von Mülln, Salzburg vom Mönchsberg, Salzburg vom Kapuzinerberg, Vorstadt Stein in Salzburg, Mozartplatz in Salzburg, Residenzplatz in Salzburg, Der Kirchhof St. Peter in Saltzburg, Die k.k. Sommer-Reitschule in Salzburg, Fürstliches Zimmer auf Hohensalzburg, Ofen in dem Fürstenzimmer auf Hohen Salzburg, Neuthor in Salzburg, Schloß Leopoldscron bei Salzburg, Salzburg vom Kreuzberge bei Aigen, Aigen bei Salzburg, Hellbrunn mit dem Untersberg, Schloß Anif bei Salzburg, Berchtesgaden, Der Königssee bei Berchtesgaden, Salinenstadt Hallein, Der Schwarzbachfall bei Golling, Eng-Paß Lueg, Festung Werfen, Lender Wasserfall, Wildbad Gastein, Der Schleierfall bei Gastein, Der Krimelfall, St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee, St. Wolfgang, Ischl von Theresien's Hütte, Ischl gesehen von der Seite des Prater, Hallstadt, Waldbach Strub bei Hallstadt, Der vordere Gossau See, Weißenbach am Attersee, Mondsee, Ebensee am Traunsee, Traunkirchen mit dem Spitzelstein, Gmunden vom Kalvarienberge, Der Traunfall, Linz vom Jägermair und Linz von der Strasser-Aue. - Gutes Expl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ansicht mit der Zisterzienserabtei.

      - altgouachierte Lithographie b. Eduard Heinrich Schroeder in Berlin, um 1850, 15,5 x 22,5

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        London, from the Upper Gallery of St. Paul's Cathedral; [together with] London, from the Upper Gallery of the Steeple of St. Bride's Church.

      London: For the Proprietor by E. Gambert, Junin & Co.,, [c.1850]. Steel engravings. Uncoloured. Size: 72.5 x 50 cm (28½ x 19½ inches) each. Presented in handmade silver gilt frames. Framed size: 84 x 65 cm. Very good condition. Apprenticed to an architect in 1819 aged 15, Allom attended the Royal Academy Schools as an architectural student from 1828, and was one of the founder members of the Institute of British Architects in 1834. His obituary in the Art Journal stated that "in his three-fold capacity of architect, artist and draughtsman few men were more widely known in the art world". As a student he supported himself by making drawings for albums of steel-engraved views, and "It is upon about 1500 designs for albums of topographical steel-engravings that his more prominent and lasting reputation rests" (ODNB). The combination of the architect's eye for accuracy and the draughtsman's skill in composition is clearly displayed in this fine pair of prints which combine to provide, from opposed viewpoints, a vertiginously spectacular panorama sweeping across London.

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        Beweise der Unschädlichkeit des Schwefel-Aethers und der Nachtheile des Chloroform`s, nebst Anleitung, die Narkose auf eine leichte und angenehme Art zu bewekstelligen und Anhang über kupferfreie Platinalegirung in der Zahntechnik [Deckeltitel: Ueber Aether und Chloroform zur Erzielung schmerzloser Operationen nebst Anhang über Platinalegirung].

      Wien, Verlag von Carl Gerold & Sohn 1850; EA; ca 23x14 cm; (8) 136 Seiten; Originalbroschur mit Deckel- und Rückentitel in neuerer Kassette mit Rückentitel (Broschur an den Kapitalen mit kleinen Bezugsfehlstellen, unbeschnitten; sonst guter Zustand; selten in der Originalbroschur)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Medizin; Zahnmedizin; Zahntechnik

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        A Systematic Treatise, Historical, Etiological, and Practical, on the Principal Diseases of the Interior Valley of North America, as they Appear in the Caucasian, African, Indian, and Esquimaux Varieties of its Population

      Cincinnati: Winthrop B. Smith & Co, 1850. First edition. Front cover detached, characteristic browning and foxing/From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. 8vo. 878 pp. Folding frontispiece lithographed map by A. Wocher after B. P. Whiting, and 18 single-page maps. Original calf, black morocco lettering-pieces. Provenance: signature of an early owner from New Orleans on the pastedown. "This classical contribution to the social history of North America includes the most important work on the natural history of malaria published up to that time" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 5234.1). A second volume was published posthumously in 1854, but this volume is complete in itself. Cordasco 50-0520.

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        Rostock mit Umgebungen. Nach der Natur gezeichnet und lithographiert. Lithographie auf Papier. Gesamtansicht von Südosten mit 20 umlaufenden Detailansichten aus der Stadt / Umland.

      Druck des Königlichen Instituts zu Berlin; Rippa ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr – laut KVK ( hier mit Verlagsangabe Rippa, Rostock ) um 1850 herum erschienen ). Mit zusammen 21 Ansichten auf einem Blatt in Lithographie. Das Mittelbild ( Gesamtansicht Rostock von der Süd-Ost-Seite ) misst 21,2 x 31 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), die Einzelabbildungen jeweils ca. 5 x 8 cm, der Tableaurahmen ca. 44 x 48,5 cm, das Gesamtblatt misst ca. 43 x 58 cm ( etwas am weißen Außenrand beschnitten ). Neben der Mittelansicht Rostocks werden con links oben im Uhrzeiger sinn umlaufend gezeigt: Die St. Nicolai-Kirche – Die Friedrich-Franz-Schule – Das Cröpeliner Thor – Das Stein-Thor – Palais und Hauptwache – Die St. Petri-Kirche – Die Fähre – Doberan – Der Heilige-Damm bei Doberan – Das Ober-Postamt – Die St. Jacobi-Kirche – Statue des Fürsten Blücher – Der Marktplatz von der Ost-Seite – Marktplatz im Rathhaus – Das Ober-Appellations-Gericht und die Universitäts-Gebäude – Die St. Marien-Kirche – Bellevue – Die Badeanstalt zu Warnemünde – Warnemünde – Der Hafen. Das großformatige Blatt gebräunt, angestaubt, unfrisch, stockfleckig ( vor allem im Außenrand ) und zum Unterrand bzw. linken Außenrand außerhalb der Darstellung wasserrandig sowie mit Randläsionen. (Außenrand aber durch Passepartout gut abdeckbar ) - sehr selten - ( Lagerort GGD-Mappe ) ( Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage – further pics at request ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Gustav Frank, Rostock, Umgebung, Rippa, Lithografie, Lithographie, Nicolai-Kirche, Schule, Kröpeliner Tor, Steintor, Palais, Hauptwache, St. Petri-Kirche, Fähre, Bad Doberan, Warnemünde, Google

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        Montevideo from the coastline

      Aquarelle drawing, of unknown authorship sadly; however, there is good detail and was probably made by an experienced amateur. Of good size, the view extends for most of the cities coastline.

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        Don Pirlone a Roma. Memorie di un Italiano dal... M. Pinto Anno 1850 Completo

      Opera assai rara e ricercata "Don Pirlone a Roma. Memorie di un Italiano dal 1° settembre 1848 al 31 dicembre 1850"     Tre volumi in 4°, cm. 34,00 x cm. 26,00; pagine 216 + 100 tavole, 208 + 100 tavole e 220 + 106 tavole. Antiporta illustrata a ciascun volume. Opera completa di tutte le sue pagine e presenti tutte le meravigliose 306 tavole allegorico - caricaturali fuori testo. Legatura originale in cart. rigido a stampa con vignette impresse a ciascun piatto anteriore, dorsi rinforzati anticamente in carta. Presente timbro di una biblioteca dell'immigrazione alle antiporte, fioriture marginali. Complessivamente esemplare genuino e marginoso che possiede la particolarità di avere le tavole stampate su carta di Cina ed applicate, onde evitarne la fioritura, e di averle tutte presenti. Celebre opera di dissacrante satira politica, soprattutto contro il Papato, la Francia e l'Austria, le cui tavole provengono prevalentemente dal giornale romano Don Pirlone, quotidiano apparso nel 1848 e 1849. Autore: Michelangelo Pinto Editore: Alessandro Fontana Anno di pubblicazione: 1850, seconda edizione. Tre volumi in 4°, cm. 34,00 x cm. 26,00; pagine 216 + 100 tavole, 208 + 100 tavole e 220 + 106 tavole. Antiporta illustrata a ciascun volume. Opera completa di tutte le sue pagine e presenti tutte le meravigliose 306 tavole allegorico - caricaturali fuori testo. Legatura originale in cart. rigido a stampa con vignette impresse a ciascun piatto anteriore, dorsi rinforzati anticamente in carta. Presente timbro di una biblioteca dell'immigrazione alle antiporte, fioriture marginali. Complessivamente esemplare genuino e marginoso che possiede la particolarità di avere le tavole stampate su carta di Cina ed applicate, onde evitarne la fioritura, e di averle tutte presenti. Celebre opera di dissacrante satira politica, soprattutto contro il Papato, la Francia e l'Austria, le cui tavole provengono prevalentemente dal giornale romano Don Pirlone, quotidiano apparso nel 1848 e 1849. Autore: Michelangelo Pinto Editore: Alessandro Fontana Anno di pubblicazione: 1850, seconda edizione. Opera completa I moti del 1848, detti anche rivoluzione del '48 o Primavera dei popoli furono un'ondata di moti rivoluzionari borghesi che sconvolsero l'Europa nel 1848 e nel 1849. Scopo dei moti fu abbattere i governi della Restaurazione per sostituirli con governi liberali. Il loro impatto storico fu così profondo e violento che nel linguaggio corrente è entrata in uso l'espressione «fare un quarantotto» per sottintendere una improvvisa confusione e scompiglio. La prima agitazione europea del 1848 si verificò in Italia: la rivoluzione siciliana che esplose il 12 gennaio di quell'anno, che rappresentò la prima miccia dell'esplosione europea. L'insurrezione siciliana, infatti, spinse in un primo momento i Borbone a concedere il ritorno nell'Isola alla costituzione del 1812. Seguì una rivoluzione a Napoli, il 27, che costrinse, due giorni dopo, Ferdinando II a promettere una Costituzione, promulgata l'11 febbraio. Lo stesso 11 febbraio Leopoldo II di Toscana, cugino primo dell'imperatore Ferdinando I d'Austria, concesse la Costituzione, nella generale approvazione dei suoi sudditi. L'esempio borbonico fu seguito da Carlo Alberto di Savoia con lo Statuto Albertino e da Papa Pio IX con lo Statuto Fondamentale. Solo il re piemontese mantenne però lo Statuto. In Sicilia il parlamento proclamò in marzo l'indipendenza, che sarebbe durata fino al maggio 1849. Nel napoletano la concessione e la successiva repressione delle libertà costituzionali, portò dal maggio al settembre di quell'anno a una serie di moti. In tutto il Regno Lombardo-Veneto scoppiarono rivolte, come le Cinque giornate di Milano che sfociarono nella prima guerra di indipendenza. Nello Stato Pontificio una rivolta interna estromise papa Pio IX dai suoi poteri temporali e portò alla costituzione della Repubblica Romana. La rivoluzione delle Cinque giornate di Milano e altre proteste indussero il Re Carlo Alberto a dichiarare guerra all'Austria. Le truppe vennero presto sconfitte e solo quelle francesi poterono far retrocedere gli austriaci. La successiva ascesa al trono di Vittorio Emanuele II fece del Piemonte il motore propulsore del processo di unificazione italiana che tuttavia si sarebbe ottenuto solo nel 1861. Per quanto i Moti del '48 furono sedati abbastanza velocemente, le vittime furono decine di migliaia: il destino della democrazia europea ci è sfuggito di mano dichiarerà Pierre-Joseph Proudhon. Gli storici concordano che la Primavera dei popoli fu, alla fin fine, soprattutto un sanguinoso fallimento, se si eccettua la concessione dello Statuto Albertino nel Regno di Sardegna da parte di Carlo Alberto di Savoia, l'unica costituzione non revocata di quelle concesse o votate nel 1848-49. Vi furono tuttavia radicali e notevoli effetti a lungo termine: Germania e Italia sarebbero presto arrivate all'unificazione facendo leva anche sulla necessità di autodeterminazione dei popoli. Analogamente l'Ungheria sarebbe giunta ad un parziale riconoscimento della propria autonomia (a discapito della popolazione slava) grazie all'Ausgleich del 1867. In Prussia e Austria fu abolito il feudalesimo, mentre in Russia fu eliminata la servitù della gleba nel 1861. L'Opera vanta 306 tavole allegorico - caricaturali sullo stato dell'Italia del tempo, incisione su rame ricca di significato e rappresentazione mediante satirica dissacrante della condizione della nostra penisola oppressa. Le tavole furono in parte riprese dal giornale romano Don Pirlone, quotidiano, uscito dal 1settembre 1848 al 2 luglio 1849 (con una interruzione dl 29 aprile al 7 maggio 1849), ma in parte furono realizzate appositamente per questa opera. Tra gli incisori sono presenti anche i nomi di Ratti, Vaiani, Monneret, Gallucci, Pichi, Masutti. Il titolo Don Pirlone deriva quasi sicuramente da una maschera creata dallo scrittore satirico Girolamo Gigli (1660 - 1722). Si trattava di una specie di Tartufo molieresco, ispirato ad una figura reale, il canonico Feliciati di Sarteano. Nei tre volumi l'avvocato Michelangiolo Pinto raccolse tutto il pubblicato del giornale, che fu il più temuto e allo stesso tempo il più apprezzato tra i molteplici giornali satirici che si pubblicavano nella Roma di Pio IX all'epoca delle grandi riforme volute dal Papa. I romani gli dedicarono perfino una canzone (Davanti un numero di gran persone - che mi salutano Viva Pirlone!). Anche gli avversari politici ne riconobbero l'efficacia e la bellezza delle tavole. Il 22 marzo 1849 apparve con il cappello frigio per incitare alla resistenza contro i francesi. Il Pinto, nato a Roma nel 1818, spentosi nel 1910, già comproprietario ed articolista del celebre periodico satirico "DonPirlone", riparò a Torino dopo la caduta della Repubblica Romana; scrivendo la presente opera egli vi trasfuse lo stesso mordace spirito polemico che aveva animato il quasi omonimo periodico: "Edotti dall'esperienza, sappiamo quale profonda traccia lascino nell'animo umano gli incancellabili colpi del ridicolo". Bertarelli, 6395. Bibliogr. d. età del Risorgimento, II, 249.

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        The Scarlet Letter, A Romance

      Ticknor, Reed and Fields,, Boston: 1850 - First Issue Very good+ in its original, blind stamped, brown cloth covered boards with bright gilt text stamping on the spine . A 12mo of 7 1/8 by 4 1/2 inches with the cloth at the head and heel of the spine worn down to the edge of the text block, light wear to the tips of the boards, the front hinge is starting, the binding is slightly cocked and there is an early (1859) gift inscription on the blank page immediately following the ads in pencil. The contents are clean, tight and free of tanning and foxing. This copy is protected within a fine, light brown, cloth covered slip case. This copy contains the 4 pages of preliminary ads dated March 1, 1850 making in one of the first issues. 322 pages of text. Only 2,500 copies of the first edition were printed. A classic of American literature set in Puritan New England. (BAL, 7600) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life Scenery and Customs in Sierra Leone and The Gambia. 2 Volumes.

      Bentley,, London 1850 - xii, 321 + xi, 287pp, frontis to each. Medium wear, spotting to both volumes-severe to plates, Ex Malta Garrison Library with stamps, good reading only really but acceptable on the shelf. 1kg Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems.New Edition.

      - London: Chapman & Hall, 1850. Two vols., 8vo., xii, 362; vii, 480 pp. Original slate-blue fine-ribbed cloth, blocked in blind with floral border and center medallion to both boards, and title in gilt to backstrip. Housed in a brown half-morocco and buckram slipcase, with matching four-fold buckram folders for each volume. Covers are slightly scuffed, backstrip with a hint of sun-toning, early owner signature in ink to first endpaper of volume two; a very good set. With the bookplate of H. Bradley Martin to the folder encasing volume one. The second, revised and expanded edition, in the secondary binding (with "London" on the backstrip). It includes a new advertisement by the author, the true first appearance of "Sonnets from the Portuguese," an entirely new version of "one early failure," being a translation of Prometheus of Aeschylus titled "Prometheus Bound," and other poems "hitherto unprinted." One of T. J. Wise's most audacious forgeries was a "pre-print" of the Sonnets, dated "Reading, 1847," corroborated by Edmund Gosse with an anecdote about its origin (Critical Kit-Kats, 1896). Tinker 399. Wise, Ashley Library, I, 95. Barnes A6. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Formosan Jay

      1850-83 1850 - An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould'sBirds of Asia, 1850-83 Vol V Richter after Gould Formosan Jay An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'Birds of Asia', 1850-83 530 x 360 mm approx £450

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        Belvedere auf der Brühlschen Terrasse in Dresden. Lithographie, um 1850. 28 x 38 cm. Koloriert.

       1850 Großformatige Ansicht.- Lebendige Szene mit zahlreichen Personen. Zarte Kolorierung. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        EDO KIRI CHIZU: A GROUP OF 19th CENTURY COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTED SECTION OR "KU"

      - [Edo 1850-1861]. A group of 23 of 31 original period color woodblock-printed maps, folds to 9.2 x 16.5 cm.,all the same uniform size blue covers, title slips,smallest opens to 54 x 49.3 cm.;largest: 54.5 x 74 cm.,#'s 1-6,9-17,19-21,23-26,30. This is an offering of a group of original period woodblock printed sectional maps of the old city of Edo, now modern day Tokyo. *** GENERAL CONDITION: All in original blue paper covers with labels, a few labels are in facsimile. Any old worming was restored from the verso using period handmade Washi paper and rice glue. All maps are now stable and solid. Old stains, discoloration or other typical condition issues with the covers, by and large very good contents, no stains or blemishes, restored old worming. *** GROUP 1: Contains 28 of 31 maps, 1 title slip in facsimile, else all original. This group also contains six original map envelope covers which originally contained each map. These are for the most part soiled, torn, rear cover detached or otherwise simply excellent examples of how the maps were originally protected. These are seldom found if ever with the maps. An added bonus to the group ! . Condition: All maps are very good or better some have old restored worming, and are now solid. Some covers have old stains, oxidizing of the blue color, else contents clean, excellent registry, excellent color, all folded several times as issued. Complete with all covers. *** GROUP 2: Contains 23 of 31 maps, 3 title slips in facsimile, else all original. . CONDITION: All maps are very good or better some have old restored worming and are now solid. Some covers have old stains, oxidizing of the blue color, else contents clean, excellent registry, excellent color, all folded several times as issue. One map lacks the back cover, else complete with all covers. *** THE MAPS: Each map shows a specific area of old Edo, now called "Ku" [ward, district or section] of the city. Much detail to each map shows the name of the Daimyo Loyal Retainers, their Mon, name of the street, location of rivers, canals, bridges, directional compass, temples, shrines, special gardens, flower locations, fire stations, with a color coded key to the above and also stores, roads, rivers and other geographical features. * There is also a colophon on each map, showing date of publication, author or compiler, location of the publisher and address. *** An excellent example of the complex and grand city of Edo during the late Edo period [prior to 1868]. Each individual map is a cartographic treasure. With all of the usual features found in larger and earlier maps. *** REFERENCE: HAMADA, Giichiro. comp. EDO KIRI E ZU: ILLUSTRATED SECTIONAL MAPS OF EDO. 2 volume set. These maps are found & listed in both vol. 1 and 2 of this set. We have elected to follow the numbering found in volume one, which shows some 31 maps in all. There has always been a variation as to the exact count of the sections of old Edo, and this work shows both versions and lists each section's name. The list in volume 1 seems to best suit the group of sectional maps we have. * [KONDO Gennichi.]: MEIJI TOKYO KUBUN CHIZU ZEN: Tokyo Daishoo Kubun Chizu & Tokyo Jyuugo Kubun Chizu: COMPLETE MEIJI TOKYO WARDS [KU]:LARGE & SMALL WARDS & THE FIFTEEN WARDS OF TOKYO. * EDO KIRI MAPS: 3&dq=EDO+KIRI+MAP+NAMES&source=bl&ots=r3MkvkDGOT&sig=3Q5PE4s SpuYcmEsbNPqL50n9-tg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=F0NbVfzfGcfTsAXeuIGgBg&ve d=0CBQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=EDO%20KIRI%20MAP%20NAMES&f=false ***

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        Ludwig XV. Enthüllungen aus dem pariser Hofleben. Übersetzt von W. Coroay.

      Wien, Leipzig; Julius Neidl., 1850. dtsch. EA. 5 Teile, 120, 120, 116, 96, 96 Seiten, gebunden in 2 Bänden. 12° , gebundene Ausgabe Leinen mit Buntpapierbezug der Zeit, grünes Rückenschild, Einbände wenig berieben, Druckbild lt. nachgedunkelt, sonst guter Zustand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Das Grossherzogthum Baden in malerischen Original-Ansichten

      in Stahl gestochen von Joh. Poppel und Anderen. Begleitet von einem historisch topographischen Text von E. Huhn. Druck und Vlg. Georg Lange Darmstadt 1850 S. XIII-LXXVI. und 208 Textseiten sowie 90 (statt 154) Stahlstiche und gestochenes Titelblatt. Ansichten u.a. von:Baden-Baden, Carlsruhe, Constanz, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Bodensee. (satte Abzüge)(22 sind stärker stockfleckig einige Stiche am Rand mit Wurmstichen). Hld./Kleisterpap. -Band neu geb.-2)Bild vom Titelblatt.

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        The Pictorial Gallery of English Race Horses, containing Portraits of all the Winners of the Derby, Oaks and St Leger Stakes during the Last Twenty Years, and a History of the Principal Operations of the Turf

      London, Bohn, 1850. Octavo (260 x 170 mm), viii, 386 pages plus 90 engravings 'chiefly on steel, after paintings by Cooper, Herring, Hancock, Alken, Hall, and others'. Three-quarter green morocco and marbled papered boards, spine gilt in compartments (with the binder's stamp of Tout); top edge gilt; extremities slightly rubbed, with trifling wear to the top corners; minimal offsetting from a few plates; an excellent copy. With the bookplate of Hardwicke Knight.

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        A TOPOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF SURREY. The geological section by Gideon Mantell. The Illustrative Department under the Superintendence of Thomas Allom. Five Volume Set.

      London: G. Willis. Very Good. 1850. Hardcover. Five octavo volumes (155mm x 245mm), bound in contemporary half red leather with red cloth covered boards, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. (viii), 472, (25); (viii), 486, (2); (viii), 442, (4); (vi), 519, (3); (viii), 527, (4) pp. Collated complete -- all steel engraved plates and wood engravings present. Light scattered foxing, contents clean and tight in bindings which are rubbed at extremeties; a couple volumes chipped at head of spines, gilt lettering flaked at some spines. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. .

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        Impressions lithographiques, de voyage par M.M. TROTTMAN & CHAM.

      Paris, Arnauld de Vresse (ca. 1850). - Seltenes, frühes Album von Cham. Nicht bei Sander. - Zeigt mittels einer Reise die nationalen Eigenheiten u. sozialen Zustände in Belgien, Holland, Rußland, England, Irland und Schottland. gr.-4°, lithograph. Titelbl. u. 20 num., lithogr. Taf., türkisgrauer OPpbd., lithogr. bedruckt, Titelei gold gedr., Rü. u. Kanten berieben, Einbd. stellenw. fleckig, innen sehr gut.

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        BANVARD; OR THE ADVENTURES OF AN ARTIST; A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH [wrapper title].

      London: Printed by Reed and Pardon, []. 1850 - [20]pp. Original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers lightly chipped around edges. Internally clean. Very good. A scarce biography and promotional pamphlet for John Banvard, the American painter, panoramist, and promoter whose lasting fame came from the massive panorama of the Mississippi River that he created and toured in America and Europe. This pamphlet, which provides extensive biographical information on Banvard, was created to promote his latest venture, an exhibition of paintings of the Old World and Palestine that were on view at the Hall of Art in Boston. The rear wrapper contains a distinguished set of endorsements of Banvard's work, from the likes of Edward Everett, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Dickens, Bayard Taylor, and Queen Victoria, who had seen Banvard's Mississippi panorama via a command performance at Windsor Castle in 1849. The DAB dates the present London edition of this pamphlet to 1851, though it seems more likely that it was printed in 1850, the same year as the Paris edition. Banvard spent much of 1850 touring the Holy Land, conducting research for his paintings. An imprint line on the rear wrapper indicates that this pamphlet was actually printed in Boston. OCLC locates at total of only four copies. Scarce. SABIN 3225 (Paris ed. only). OCLC 81499447, 26517819.

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        Vue de Kremlin.

      Lemercier for Daziaro Moscow & St Petersburg c. 1850 - Lithograph view with original hand-colour. Dimensions: 330 by 420mm. (13 by 16.5 inches).

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        Household Words

      Office., Wellington Street, London. 1850 - 19 Volumes COMPLETE. From March 30th 1850 to May 28th 1859 a total of 479 issues with All the Christmas "Supplements" and the rarer "The Household Narrative" (On Politics, Crime and Statistics of events of the month or year), which was only published in the early numbers 1850-1851. All bound in the original drab olive green cloth blind stamped cloth, although several volumes are in plain cloth and are a variant green or light charcoal, so not quite uniform. It did happen that at the end of the year the binder may not have had any of the matching cloth, a more common occurrence than acknowledged today. There are a few pages with foxing, mainly on the prelims and odd title page, and hinges showing on volume 1. And perhaps slightly or less on a few others. The contents are in the main though excellent and these were stored in a wooden case for over 50 years. Paper although a cheap quality is all very good and except for a few pages all clean and tight and not brittle or flaky. A MOST complete set, no missing parts. RARE! *This series of Dickens's 1st edited magazine has some FAMOUS writers and books in the series as a whole, all FIRST editions, pre-book format. Including; North and South and Memory at Cranford by Mrs Gaskell and the often missed great mstyery "The Dead Secret" by Wilkie Collins. AND With the Xmas Supplements in every other volume: Inc; "What is Christmas" + A Round of Stories (Completed in Volumes 6+8) + Seven Poor Travellers + The Holly Tree Inn + The Wreck of the Golden Mary + The Perils of Certain English Prisoners and Their Treasure in Women, Silver and Jewels + A House to Let (inc The Manchester Marriage). **There are Approximately 180 contributions by Dickens including: The rare book on poverty and slavery, serialised here for the first time; Hard Times + A Child's History of England (later printed in 3 volumes), A Child's Dream of a Star, The Begging Letter Writer, The Guild of Literature & Art, A Plated Article, Gone Astray, The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices. A Christmas Tree", "The Poor Relations Story", "The Child's Story", "What Christmas is as We Grow Older", "The Schoolboy's Story", "Nobody's Story", "The First Poor Traveller", "The Road" & "The Guest, The Boots and the Bill". ***Other serialized works are: North and South" and "My Lady Ludlow" both by Elizabeth Gaskell; "Song of the Western Men" by Robert Hawker; and two by Wilkie Collins "The Dead Secret" and "A Rogue's Life". Articles and stories on Railways + Ghosts + Crime + Travel + Working Conditions + Army + Ballooning + Guns + Australia, etc, etc, etc,. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Complete and Universal Dictionary of Signals for Boats of Her Majesty's Fleet: Well Adapted for Yachts, the Merchant Service, Military Posts, Signal Stations and Railroad, either in Communication with each other, or in Connection with the Royal Navy of England. Containing New and Simple Modes of Signalizing. Compiled and Invented with the Sanction and under the Especial Patronage of the Admiralty.

      London: W.J. Cleaver, 1850 - Duodecimo (146 × 86 mm). Contemporary polished calf presentation binding, green morocco label to the spine, low flat bands with gilt dotted roll, compartments attractively gilt with drawer handle tools, paired double fillet panels, gilt and in blind to both boards, gilt block of a sailor employing the "homograph" system of signalling gilt to the front board, foliate edge-roll, edges and endpapers marbled. Externally just a little rubbed, overly heavy front free endpaper loose, but hinges entirely sound, pale browning, a very good copy indeed. First 24 pages entirely lithographed with diagrams of semaphore, homograph and flag signalling, 11 of them with hand-colouring. First edition, this a prepublication presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank; "Mrs. Holt with the author's most affectionate love, November 1849". The recipient was possibly Jemima Arabella, the author's aunt who married Sir John Holt. Extremely uncommon, OCLC shows just 6 locations for this first edition - BL, NLS, Oxford, Cambridge, NMM, Texas A & M - there were three subsequent editions which are equally as uncommon. Eardley-Wilmot was the fourth son of Sir John Eardley Eardley-Wilmot, Bart., MP for Warwickshire and Governor of Van Diemen's Land, present day Tasmania, by his first wife Elizabeth Emma, sister of the Arctic explorer Admiral Parry. He entered the Royal Naval College in 1828, and first embarked as First Class Volunteer on the Wolf, 18, Capt. William Hamley, in 1830, sailing for the East Indies "where we find him engaged, in unison with a fleet of Siamese proas, in various operations against Malay pirates, and present in particular at the blockade of the fortress of Quedah. He was also at Canton in the early part of 1832, when the Chinese first displayed symptoms of insolence and aggression" (O'Byrne). Subsequently saw service in the Miguelite Wars; in the Pacific "affording protection to to British property in the Sandwich Islands, [and] security to missionary interests at the Marquesas"; with Napier on the coast of Syria and at the blockade of Alexandria; and in China towards the end of the First Opium War. He rose to the rank of Rear Admiral, retired 1873, died 1881. He also published a guide for young officers, The Midshipman's Friend; or, Hints for the Cockpit, 1845, and a contribution to the manning debate, Manning the Navy - a Statement in which the Evils and Losses of the Present System are set forth, 1849. A highly attractive copy of this rarely encountered, compendious publication, an excellent source for signalling techniques of the period. Not in Craig [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Aspect Général de Londres, vue prise de l'Abbaye de Westminster].

      Paris Appert. c. 1850 - Engraving with aquatint. Dimensions: 515 by 830mm (20.25 by 32.7 inches). The high vantage point is one of the towers of Westminster Abbey; the view of the Abbey in the foreground was ingeniously fabricated rather than observed. It does not show Victoria Street, opened 1851. Two mysterious tents are to be seen on the Lambeth waterfront between Westminster and Hungerford Bridges. Trains run to Waterloo Station, opened in 1848. The author of the print is, in later editions, given as 'Chapuis' [sic], but it seems more likely to have been the topographical draughtsman and lithographer Nicolas-Marie-Joseph Chapuy than any other artist spelling his name in the same way. The French-looking red-tiled roofs in the foreground suggest a foreigner's unfamiliarity with the English scene. A related drawing, measuring 532 by 1485mm. (21 by 58.5") was auctioned at Christies, 21 June 1974 (lot 167), and a related oil painting measuring 546 by 1498mm. (21.5 by 59") was auctioned at Christies South Kensington on 5 September 2002. It was purchased by Christopher Wood. This painting was a copy of the sixth state of the print. The print appears to be one of a series of bird's-eye views of major European cities: an 'Aspect Général de Rome' by Appert, an 'Aspect Général de Naples' by Appert after A. Testard, and an 'Aspect Général de Paris' after A. Testard have all been seen. The Bibliothèque Nationale's 'Inventaire du Fonds Français après 1808, vol 1', lists an edition of the London 'Aspect' printed in 1857 by Chardon. It also mentions A. Appert bird's-eye view of St. Petersburg. The Fogg Art Museum has a proof before letters, the image of which appears to correspond with this. The present example is in the fifth state (of seven) with King's Cross Station added. Barbican Art Gallery 'The Image of London' - Views by Travellers and Emigrés 1550-1920' (London: Trefoil Publications, 1987), 121, p145. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Salt Print Photograph of an Elderly African-American Woman

      , 1850. 1850. Very Good. Oval salt print photograph mounted on decorated card mount. Image is approximately 5.25" x 7.25" at its widest points. Some soiling and small nicks or tears on the mount, slight evidence of mounting on the verso, else nice and near fine. Image of an elderly African-American woman with one elbow resting on a table, wearing a turban, and holding a kerchief. The image has been slightly enhanced, probably contemporarily, with ink and wash on the hair, turban, tablecloth, and on the dress. Sadly no additional information is obvious, and annoyingly, old pencil notes on the verso have been erased. Salt print photography was invented in 1839, and was popular up until about 1860. A striking image.

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