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        Voyages et aventures des missionnaires au Japon. Édition illustrée. (Apotres et martyrs du Japon)

      Paris, Librairie Classique et d?Éducation, A. Pigoreau, Successeur, N.d. (ca. 1850).. Crown octavo. Pp. 390. Plus 12 engraved plates. Handsome engraved devise to title. Hardcover, bound in recent charming burgundy half cloth and marbled boards, spine gilt, green ribbon marker; some sporadic foxing. In a very good condition, fine binding. A lovely copy. - - First edition. Undated, apparently published around 1850. Manuscript notation to title says ?1858?.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Scriptorium]
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        Curia Filipica Mexicana, Obra Completa de Practica Forense

      1850. [Galvan, Riviera, Mariano]. [Rodriguez de San Miguel, Juan Nepomuceno (1808-1877)]. Curia Filipica Mexicana: Obra Completa de Practica Forense. En la Que se Trata de los Procedimientos de Todos los Juicios, Ya Ordinarios, Ya Estraordinarios y Sumarios, Y de todos los Tribunales Existentes en la Republica, Tanto Comunes Como Privativos y Privilegiados. Conteniendo Ademas un Tratado Integro de la Jurisprudencia Mercantil. Mexico: [Imprenta de Juan R. Navarro], 1850. [iv], 838, LII pp. Main text in parallel columns. Contemporary sheep treated to resemble tree calf, gilt fillets to boards, gilt title and ornaments to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting, minor edgewear to front free endpaper. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, small inkstamp to title page. A nice copy in an attractive binding. * First edition. "Almost all of the earliest Mexican imprints on mercantile legal literature are either reproductions of Spanish works which were consulted during the colonial period of history or adaptations of Spanish works to local law. An example of these is the Curia Filipica Mexicana. This is a modernized version...of the 17th-century classic by Juan de Hevia Bolanos" (Clagett and Valderrama). A second edition was published in 1858. Both are scarce. This work is attributed to Galvan Rivera in some sources, but he was actually the publisher. The actual author was Rodriguez de San Miguel. OCLC locates 11 copies of the 1850 edition in North American law schools. Clagett and Valderrama, A Revised Legal Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Mexico 136.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        SCOTLAND DELINEATED A Series Of Views Of The Principle Cities And Towns Particularly Of Edinburgh And Its Environs Of The Cathedrals Abbeys And Other Monastic Remains The Castles And Baronial Mansions The Mountains And Rivers Sea-Coast

      Day and Son, c. 1850.. 2 vols. 4to. Original half morocco with gilt tooled spines on green cloth stamped in gilt with royal arms, all edges gilt (edges lightly rubbed and scuffed - otherwise a bright VG set). Pp. 194 [&] 200-285, illus with 72 tinted plates with guards (all bright and unmarked) by Sir William Allen, Clarkson Stanfield, George Cattermole, W.L. Leitch, Thomas Crewick, David Roberts, J.D. Harding, Joseph Nash, Horatio McCulloch, J.M.W. Turner, D.O. Hill and W. Simpson (tiny nick to fore-edge of plate facing p. 181; previous owner's engraved bookplates on front paste-downs; top corner of front free endpaper partially stuck to front-pastedown in vol I; no inscriptions). .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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      Venezia Senza data (ma 1850-1870) 8° Formato album in oblungo. Legatura coeva in tutta percalina rossa. Ricchi fregi e Leone di San Marco incisi in oro al piatto anteriore. Contiene 23 deliziose fotografie all'albumina acquarellate a colori all'epoca, rappresentanti gli scorci più classici e caratteristici della città. Bellissimo esemplare con lievissime fioriture marginali.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
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      [Washington. 1850].. 67pp. plus two folding maps and eight plates. Modern three-quarter calf and boards. Light scattered foxing. Very good. An excellent account of Gen. Wool's army in San Antonio and his march to Saltillo in 1846. Includes Josiah Gregg's account of the march of the Arkansas Volunteers across Texas to San Antonio. The attractive lithographed plates, after watercolors by Edward Everett, illustrate San Antonio de Bexar and a plan of the Alamo, as well as the two earliest published views of the exterior and interior of the ruined Alamo, Mission Concepcion and Mission San Jose near San Antonio, and a church and watch tower near Monclova. One map traces the route of Wool's troops from San Antonio to Saltillo; the other shows the route of the Arkansas regiment from Shreveport to San Antonio. Not in Wagner-Camp. HOWES H767. RAINES, p.121. TUTOROW 1634.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Scobie's Canadian Almanac

      Toronto: Hugh Scobie 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.

      [Bookseller: Attic Books]
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        Das GOLDLAND CALIFORNIEN, oder: Bleib' im Lande und arbeite fleissig. Eine kleine Schilderung Californiens und der Gefahren, welche dem Einwanderer drohen, nebst der ErzŠhlung von dem traurigen Schicksale eines deutschen Auswanderers

      Brag:: Verlag von Silber & Schenk,. [1850].. 12mo. 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". 1st edition (Howes M876; Kurutz 456a; New Howes M885). 84 pp. Title page with cancel slip over original publisher of "Leitmeritz. 1850. / Druck und Verlag von C. W. Medau.". Period rose colored paper-wrapped boards, with later paper repair to spine.. Wear to board edges. Hinges starting. Expected bit of foxing, still. a VG copy of a rare Gold Rush book.. "After a brief overview of America, Muller began California: Land of Gold or Stay at Home and Work Hard with a business-like look at California history, the gold discovery, mining life, equipment, weather conditions, and routes to California. The second portion is the pitiful story of Friedrich Berwick, a master joiner from Germany, and his unfortunate experiences as a gold seeker. Muller writes: "...the following story is told of a German emigrant to America as a warning to other emigrants to America, young readers, and everyone else who has a great longing to suddenly leave their dear fatherland that has always given them and their families everything they needed." [Kurutz].& & Per ABPC, 2 cc have come to auction these past 30+ years, with the last being 2006 when it fetched $4000. . 6 images, on 3 inserted plates.

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        [Letter on Public Executions]

      1850. In: The Tioga Banner. Wellsboro Penn., January 8, 1850. One broadsheet (35" x 22") folded to make four pages. On November 13, 1849, Charles Dickens (with his friend, the illustrator John Leech) witnessed in Horsemonger's Lane, London, the public hanging of George Manning and his wife Maria (for the murder of her former lover). Dickens was disgusted not by the executions themselves, but by the fact that they were public -- it is estimated that the hangings were witnessed by about 30,000. Later that very day Dickens wrote a letter to the editor of The Times, and it appeared the next day...~In it he expressed his shock at the behavior of the crowd at the hangings, going on to ask that public executions be abolished.~... When I came upon the scene at midnight, the shrillness of the cries and howls... made my blood run cold. As the night went on, screeching, and laughing, and yelling in strong chorus of parodies on Negro melodies, with substitutions of "Mrs. Manning" for "Susannah," and the like, were added to these. When the day dawned, thieves, low prostitutes, ruffians and vagabonds of every kind, flocked onto the ground, with every variety of offensive and foul behavior... When the two miserable creatures who attracted all this ghastly sight about them were turned quivering into the air, there was no more emotion, no more pity, no more thought that two immortal souls had gone to judgment... than if the name of Christ had never been heard in this world...~This letter by Dickens prompted editorials by The Times and responses by other readers over the following week -- which in turn prompted a second letter from Dickens. For the rest of his life Dickens kept arguing against public executions; it was not until 1868 that a law was passed abolishing them, and they finally ceased in 1869, the year before Dickens died.~What we have here is an unusual American printing of the first Dickens letter to The Times. A resident of Blossburg in north-central Pennsylvania, signing only as "Yours for Humanity, Anti-Gallows," has written a letter, dated December 28, 1849 (six weeks after the hangings) to The Tioga Banner of nearby Wellsboro, in which he or she says, ~A few months ago a man and wife by name of Manning were executed in England. A more barbarous exhibition never came to my knowledge than the scene on that occasion, as described by Charles Dickens. I send you Mr. Dickens' letter, and request you to publish it.~... after which Dickens's letter is indeed printed in full. We do not know how many other American newspapers might have reprinted either of Dickens's letters on this subject, but it is quite likely that this is the only extant copy of this issue of The Tioga Banner outside of perhaps a local historical society. Condition is very good, hinged at the fold with archival paper that does not impinge upon print. The text of Dickens's two letters may be found in the Pilgrim Edition of his Letters, Vol V pages 644-645 and pages 651-654; not noted by Podeschi (Yale) nor by vanderPoel (Texas).

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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, Henry G Bohn 1850 - FIRST EDITION Large 8vo., bound in half red calf gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, t.e.g. 386pp., illustrated with 92 engravings although title page reads: "profusely illustrated by 90 engravings, chiefly on steel, after paintings by Cooper, Herring, Hancock, Alken, Hall and others". Occasional light foxing. Light wear to edges and very small patch of leather missing on lower board. Overall a Very Good copy. (Shelf 4) NOTE: Heavy Book (1.4 kg+) might require extra charges for postage outside the UK. ** [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Chaucer Bookshop ABA ILAB]
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        Monatsbilder zu "Georgica" des Publius Vergilius Maro (Vergil). 24 Lavierte Federzeichnungen

      um 1850. 29 x 44 cm. 4 Blatt - Jedes Blatt mit 6 Bildern aus dem Landleben, davon 13 in Medaillonform (Durchmesser ca. 11 cm) und 1 im Oktogon. Die Bilder zeigen unter anderem: Aquädukt, Weinlese, Obsternte, Getreideernte, Feste, Ziegenhirte, antiker Hafen, Hirtenszenen -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Langtree's New Sectional Map of the State of Arkansas. Showing the Sections, and Fractional Sections, on all Navigable Streams, the Military Land District, in which are located all those forfeited lands, which are now subject to donation to actual settlers ... The whole carefully constructed from the United States surveys, and other reliable sources of information

      Little Rock, AR [engraved by Edwin O. Reed, Cincinnati]: 1850. Engraved folding pocket map, full period hand colouring, printed on two sheets joined, 33 x 35 1/2 inches. Table of references along the right side, printed attestation by the Surveyor of Public Lands in Arkansas at the lower left. Folds into publisher's green cloth portfolio, covers decoratively stamped in blind, upper cover titled in gilt, silk ties, marbled pastedown. The very rare first issue of the finest of all 19th- century maps of Arkansas, here in superb original condition. This large and colourful map of Arkansas is copyrighted 1849 and is dated in the cartouche 1850. Rumsey, whose famed collection contains only an 1859 Colton re-issue of Langtree's map, writes: "It is the largest scale pre Civil War state map of Arkansas that we have seen, and it is highly detailed in its showing of lands owned by the U.S., the state, private grants, Seminary lands, and Salt Spring lands. It is not listed in any of the standard references." The map depicts the state divided into 51 counties, with each plotted for settlement; the impressive detail includes towns, roads, post offices, prairies, swamps, lead mines, sulphur springs and more. OCLC records only a handful of copies of the aforementioned 1859 Colton re-issue and no other copies published prior to the Civil War (a later edition being published in 1866). The only other extant copy of this map appears to be in the National Archives (Special List 29, item 71, RG 77: MD 50). Rumsey 4804 (1859 Colton re-issue). Not in Phillips.

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        An Illustrated Thai Manuscript, 19th Century or Earlier (Unique)

      Unknown, 1850-01-01. Hardcover. Good. THAI ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT, 19th Century or earlier. Unknown date. 22&#39; x 5&#39;. Rectangular form, with folding leaves, containing a hand written Buddhist manuscript in black ink on paper with widely spaced lines with narrative paintings in gouache. Unique. Thai language. PROVENANCE: Estate of Konrad and Sarah M. Bekker, Arlington, VA. Acquired in the 1950s and 1960s. <br><br> This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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        Voyages et aventures des missionnaires au Japon. Édition illustrée. (Apotres et martyrs du Japon).

      Paris, Librairie Classique et d'Éducation, A. Pigoreau, Successeur, N.d. (ca. 1850). - Crown octavo. Pp. 390. Plus 12 engraved plates. Handsome engraved devise to title. Hardcover, bound in recent charming burgundy half cloth and marbled boards, spine gilt, green ribbon marker; some sporadic foxing. In a very good condition, fine binding. A lovely copy. - - First edition. Undated, apparently published around 1850. Manuscript notation to title says "1858".

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Der Lustgarten in Berlin. Le Jardin de plaisance à Berlin." Lustgarten mit Blick auf das Alte Museum und den Berliner Dom

      Farblithographie des Königl. lith. Instituts zu Berlin nach Ludwig Eduard Lütke, im Verlag E. H. Schroeder, Berlin um 1850. 16.5x23.8 cm. - Kiewitz 794 - Engelmann, Geogr. S. 344 - Aus: Ansichten von Berlin und der Umgegend. Neue Ausgabe. Oben rechts in der Platte nummeriert: 19. Mit Trockenstempel des Verlegers.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        The Imperial Journal of Art, Science, Mechanics and Engineering

      Manchester - James Ainsworth, 1850 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarcehighly illustrated journal of Art, Science, Mechanics and Engineering with numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout including several fold-out plans and diagrams. In threevolumes complete. Published in the time of the Great Exhibition and a period of great Victorian industrialprogression. &#39;The object of the present undertaking is to PROMOTE THE EDUCATION OF THE WORKING CLASSES - to afford them an easy means of acquiring every kind of useful knowledge. &#39;The journals encompass a wide range of topics, embracing treatises on anatomy and physiology, architecture, astronomy, agriculture, botany, chemistry, daguerreotyping, electrotyping, geography, geology, history, horticulture, mathematics - algebra, geometry, trigonometry, mechanical drawing and perspective, mechanics, medicine, natural philosophy, navigation, phrenology, political economy, also the arts of dyeing and bleaching, iron and brass founding, the manufacture of soda, German sheet glass etc. Includinga series of practical papers on the steam engine, illustrated by beautiful drawings of land, marine and locomotive engines. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally sound but with some wear to extremities including loss and some liftingto backstrips andinstitutional labels to spines. With slight rubbing toboards. Three joints held by cords only and three starting. Internally, firmly bound but with the odd closed tear to fold-outs. Bright but with occasional spotting, marks and off-setting to pages. With institutional labels to front pastedowns and ink stamps to pages. Overall: GOOD.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Wien. Album der schönsten Ansichten. Gezeichnet von Rudolf Alt, lithographiert von Fr. X. Sandmann].

      Wien, H. F. Müller, [um 1850]. - 30 (von 42) Ansichten in getönter Lithographie im Handkolorit der Zeit. 30 Tafeln (ohne Titelblatt). Leinenband der Zeit mit aufgezogenem illustr. Umschlagtitel. Qu.-8vo. Unter den schönen Ansichten, welche die Residenzstadt Wien zwischen Revolution und Stadterweiterung zeigen, sind die Hofburg, das Alte Burgtheater, Kohlmarkt, Stephansdom, Minoritenplatz, Freyung, Hoher Markt, Graben, Paradiesgarten, Belvedere, Jägerzeile, Südbahnhof, Maria am Gestade, Schönbrunn sowie Laxenburg. - Deckeltitel etwas berieben; gelegentlich leicht stockfleckig. Am Schluss offensichtlich einige Tafeln entnommen, 1 Tafel lose. Der lithogr. Deckeltitel ist bezeichnet "Ansichten von Wien, gem. v. R. Alt, lithg. v. X. Sandmann." Nebehay/W. I, 46 (Nrn. 2-7, 99-12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20-22, 25, 27-30, 33-35, 37, 39-42). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      [New Grenada (i.e. Colombia). January/February 1850].. Pen-and-ink and watercolor on an octagonal sheet of wove paper. Sheet size: 12 ¾ x 18 1/2 inches. Corners clipped, else very good. Provenance: Sotheby&#39;s, May 29, 1958, lot 377. Wonderful mid-19th-century watercolor of a night scene in the jungle of New Grenada. Fane, from a prosperous Lincolnshire family, joined the Army and served in the West Indies and in Canada in the late 1840s. In January 1850 he left Antigua for a sojourn in New Grenada, arriving on January 19 of that year. Fane&#39;s diary, located in the National Archives, United Kingdom, records the circumstances surrounding this scene: on January 24 he "Started an expedition to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta with two Indian guides," and the following day "hired donkeys and engaged an interpreter." The present watercolor shows Fane at rest in a hammock, whilst the interpreter and one of the Indians cut wood, and the other Indian tends the fire. Fane reached the "Perpetual Snow" on February 13, arrived back in Santa Martha on February 22 and arrived at Cartagena on February 29. He returned to Antigua via Jamaica the second week in March of that year. In 1857, Fane would raise a regiment to fight in the Indian Mutiny and would become a noted diarist and watercolorist. For the above quoted diary: National Archives, U.K., RECORDS OF THE FANE FAMILY, 1 Fane 6/8/1/3.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Colomba suivi de La mosaïque.

      Charpentier 1850 - - Charpentier, Paris _1850, 11,5x18,5cm, broché sous chemise-étui. - Nouvelle édition collective en partie originale car l'auteur apporta des corrections à ces deux textes. Rare envoi autographe signé de l'auteur sur la page de faux-titre. Dos et couvertures restaurés et doublés, restauration marginale sur la page de faux-titre. Une claire et légère mouillure marginale en tête de la dernière page du volume, exemplaire quasi exempt de toute rousseur. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous une chemise en pleine toile chocolat à intérieur de feutrine beige. Autographes d'exception & Les Classiques [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      [c. 1850]. . Folio. (44 x 39 cm). Full brown morocco, boards double gilt ruled, gilt and blindstamp decoration, spine flat with gilt rules, gilt to compartments, gilt inner dentelles, plain endpapers with the engraved armorial bookplate of Elhanan Bicknell. 44 steel engraved plates printed on india paper and mounted on large sheets. Binding slightly rubbed, small ring mark to upper board, some light foxing throughout. A handsome binding of a unique collection. A significant number of the engravings are untitled. The volume would appear to be a bespoke collection of illustrations from various works including Jennings&#146; Landscape Annuals. A few more exotic scenes, almost certainly from editions of the Oriental Annual. The illustrators include J.M.W. Turner and David Roberts.& Elhanan Bicknell (1788-1861) made his fortune as a merchant, primarily in the trade of sperm whale oil. He compiled one of the great collections from the Victorian era of contemporary British paintings. He counted Roberts and Turner as friends.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Heide von der Nordwestseite. Lithographie nach Klinck bei Winter & Hertz, Hamburg, um 1850. 31,4 x 51 cm.,

      1850 - Selten.- 3 Stockfleckchen im rechten Bildbereich.- Außenstege gebräunt und feuchtfleckig, Randläsionen hinterlegt. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        Hog Hunting. The Tired Pig

      London: Published by Messr. Fores, 41 Piccadilly, [circa 1850]. Colour- printed aquatint, finished by hand, by Messrs. Fores. Sheet size: 27 7/8 x 36 1/4 inches. An extremely rare aquatint depicting hog hunting in India. During the nineteenth century, field sports, particularly the hunting of wild game, were a common colonial leisure activity in India and Africa. Big-game hunting was considered the most thrilling and dangerous pursuit but hog hunting was also a favorite pastime for sporting Englishmen in the colonies. This superb image depicts an exciting hog hunt in India. A group of young Englishmen, all identified by name in the title space, are eagerly involved in chasing a wild boar across a grassy plain. This is one of a series of four large aquatint plates after Captain Platt, all with the general title &#39;Hog Hunting&#39;. They were also issued separately (as here) and are all extremely rare and not often seen on the market. This is one of the finest images of English sportsmen in India. "John Platt, b. 1802, son of the Reverend Alexander Platt, was a Captin of the Native Infantry in India at the time he painted this set of Hog HUnting. He served in India from the age of eighteen, took part in the China War [First Opium War] in 1842 and was promoted Lt. Col. in 1853. His record shos him to have been a coldier of action with several decorations. He died on 1st July 1857, tragicallly murdered by mutineers from his own regiment." Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints. Snelgrove, p. 130; Silterzer p. 335; Schwerdt III p. 122.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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, Henry G Bohn 1850. FIRST EDITION Large 8vo., bound in half red calf gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, t.e.g. 386pp., illustrated with 92 engravings although title page reads: "profusely illustrated by 90 engravings, chiefly on steel, after paintings by Cooper, Herring, Hancock, Alken, Hall and others". Occasional light foxing. Light wear to edges and very small patch of leather missing on lower board. Overall a Very Good copy. (Shelf 4) NOTE: Heavy Book (1.4 kg+) might require extra charges for postage outside the UK. **

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        Souvenir d&#39;une promenade a Versailles

      Paris: au Bureau des Galeries Historiques de Versailles, [ca. 1850&#150;55]. Folio (36.5 cm; 14.5"). [6] ff., 50 leaves of plates. One of several works with the identical title but from different publishers and with different contents! The present volume contains engravings after paintings in the palace&#39;s "Galeries Historiques": the engravers include Leroux, Masson, Thomas, Nargoot, Rebel, Frilley, and many others. Curiously, many engravings bear a faint line of identification reading "Diagraphe et Pantographe Gavard" and they have non-sequential numbering, meaning the images from this source could be and were recombined to form a wide variety of souvenir albums. In this copy all plates are guarded by sheets of heavy paper stock. Binding: In the style of a percaline mosaïquée, but the gilt and mosaic are applied to a textured pebbled cloth. Spine gilt extra with added "mosaic" of green, white, red and blue. Front cover with a blind-stamped border incorporating elegant corner-pieces; within this, "Souvenir de Versailles" gilt-stamped in an arc above a large on-laid crowned coat of arms flanked by banners and flags, this embellished in gilt with rich use of blue, white, red, blue, and green. Rear cover with similar blind-stamped border and a different large gilt-stamped center device strikingly incorporating an on-lay of blue stamped in gilt with a military medal. All edges gilt. On this type of binding, see: Morris & Levin, The Art of Publishers&#39; Bookbindings, pp. 94&#150;97. Binding as above, rubbed to the underlying boards at the corners of the boards and top of spine slightly pulled with one bit of rubbing. Scattered pale brown stains mostly on interleaves and sometimes visible on versos of plates; some discoloration in some margins of plates and occasionally into one; overwhelmingly a clean copy, remarkably bright and unfoxed. A strong and nice example of this category of "souvenir" and of a gilt mosaic binding.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        Escenas de la vida privada y pública de los animales

      - [S.l.], [ca. 1850].- 478 p.: láminas xilográficas, grabadas por Castelló; 8º mayor (19,5 cm.); Media Piel época, lomo liso con hilos dorados.- Cabeza y pie de la lomera ligeramente desgastados, aunque restaurados. Libro en español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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        Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects

      - London - Henry G. Bohn, 1850 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An attractively bound collection of Vasari&#39;s famous biographies of eminent Renaissance artists. The work has a consistent and notorious bias in favour of Florentines and tends to attribute to them all the developments in Renaissance art for example, the invention of engraving. Venetian art in particular (along with arts from other parts of Europe), is systematically ignored in the first edition. Between the first and second editions, Vasari visited Venice and while the second edition gave more attention to Venetian art (finally including Titian) it did so without achieving a neutral point of view. Vasari&#39;s biographies are interspersed with amusing gossip. Many of his anecdotes have the ring of truth, while others are inventions or generic fictions, such as the tale of young Giotto painting a fly on the surface of a painting by Cimabue that the older master repeatedly tried to brush away, a genre tale that echoes anecdotes told of the Greek painter Apelles. With a few exceptions, however, Vasari&#39;s aesthetic judgement was acute and unbiased. Including biographies of Franco, Titian, da Vinci, Francesco and many more. With a frontispiece to volume I. With notes chiefly selected from German and Italian commentators. Complete in five volumes. Condition: In red calf bindings. Externally, smart, though with some rubbing and a few marks. One hinge strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, with just the occasional patch of foxing and some handling marks. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Bad Oeynhausen bei Rehme gesehen vom Gradirwerke".

      1850 - Lithographie mit Tonplatte und Weißhöhung von V. Ruths bei Ch. Fuchs, ca. 1850. 22,7 x 32,4 cm. Links oben rückseitig leichte Papierausdünnung. Die Stadt Bad Oeynhausen bei Rehme ist dargestellt mit ihren malerischen Häuschen und Gärten. Auf einem Weg sind zahlreiche Spaziergänger, Reiter und ein Pferdewagen dargestellt. Rechts ist das Gradierwerk (Saline) dargestellt, an dem ein weiterer Weg vorbeiführt. Zahlreiche Kurgäste spazieren so an dem Gradierwerk entlang. Links oben rückseitig leichte Papierausdünnung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("F. Kugler").

      Berlin, 10. XI. 1850. - ½ S. Gr.-4to. An eine Dame zur Übersendung des Gedichts "Das Blumenmädchen", das auf dem selben Blatt von seiner Tochter Margarete niedergeschrieben ist (1½ SS; "Unfertig geblieben d. 20. Sept. 1828 | Fertig gemacht d. 3. Nov. 1850"): "Ich habe Gretchen auf diesem Blatte, dessen Rückseite ich eben beschreibe, ein Gedicht abschreiben lassen, das ich in weichmüthiger Jugendzeit einmal entworfen, aber nicht durchgeführt hatte; kürzlich fiel mir das Taschenbuch mit dem Entwurf in die Hände und da machte ich es fertig. Wenn es an Inhalt und Form genügende Berechtigung zur Existenz hat, so bitte ich Sie, es als ein Denkzeichen von dem Verfasser anzusehen. Es ist aber das einzige von kleineren Gedichten, was in unserer Zeit aus meiner Fabrik hervorgegangen. Denn einstweilen ist meine ganze Muße noch immer der Dramatik zugewandt. Vor und nach dem Dogen [i. e. "Doge und Dogaressa"] hatte ich ein volksthümliches Schauspiel aus der Zeit des großen Kurfürsten von Brandenburg, 'Die tartarische Gesandtschaft', geschrieben, ein Stück, das wohl manche Mängel im Plane hat, das ich aber doch hoffe nicht verwerfen zu dürfen [.]". - Mit einem kleinen Einriß im Mittelfalz. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Fashion Design, watercolor and gouache, heightened in white pastel

      NP[Paris]. ND[ca. 1850]. Original watercolor, 8 3/4 x 6 1/4", signed in pencil, "Heloise Leloir" in the lower right corner. It is beautifully framed and French matted in light and dark green with five gilt borders. The watercolor shows four women, one a bride in evening dress, the other three women are in daytime costumes. The first is in a pink ruffled dress, her back to the viewer. The second is sitting in a pattered gown of pink roses and blue ribbon- stripes with white lace trim to the off-the-shoulder bodice. The third is in a teal gown with a white cape. The bride is in an elaborate lace- trimmed gown with a white veil, standing by a table, holding a book. The artist&#39;s name and dates are lettered in black on the darker green part of the mat on each of the three images. The images are lovely; the gowns charmingly depicted. Fine.& Heloise Suzanne Colin (1819-1873), wife of Jean Baptiste Leloir (1842) is listed in Benezit as a miniaturist and watercolorist. She is probably best known for her works for the fashion industry in Paris, executing beautiful watercolors of the latest Paris gowns to be engraved and published in magazines with worldwide circulation. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Canterbury Papers Numbers 1-6, [+ 2 others (bound volume of pamphlets, Lord Wodehouse&#39;s "Volume 14")]

      London: John W. Parker. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. Canterbury Papers, numbers 1-6: 184 pages + 2 maps on one folding sheet, without original wrappers, and without the 8 pages of advertisements found at the beginning of Parts 1-2. Bound with two other pamphlets: 1. "The Accounts of the Canterbury Association: with Explanatory Remarks, in A Letter to Lord Lyttelton" by H. Selfe. London: John W. Parker and Son, 1854. 81, [1] pages. Signature of "Wodehouse" on title page. 2. "Report to the Canterbury Association from the Committee of Management". No publisher information. 42 pages. Half-leather binding (binding probably late 19th C?). Binding rubbed and worn with some loss and abrasions to leather along joints and at corners. Page dimensions: 208 x 132mm. Spine title: "Pamplets / 14". A loosely included typed note records this volume as being Volume 14 of Lord Wodehouse&#39;s pamphlets. Wodehouse was on the committee of the Canterbury Association, "a Church of England corporation which founded the Settlement at Canterbury, N.Z. in 1850." ; 8vo .

      [Bookseller: Renaissance Books]
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        Autograph letter signed ("AVHumboldt").

      N. p., [c. 1850]. - 8vo. ½ p. On bifolium with autograph address. To the French lawyer and hellenist Louis Charles Galuski (1817-1903), one of Humboldt's approved translators: about a study he is conducting, and asking his correspondent to deliver it to the painter Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes: "[.] L'athéisme continue à faire des progrès dans votre Parlement. Dans la dispute sur le général Castellane dont la femme couchait pendant 35 ans avec M. Molé et en est morte avant lui, on a dit : Monsieur vous êtes un insolent". - Slightly browned and spotty.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The hunting-field

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longman, 1850. 12mo (17.3 cm, 6.75"). xvi, 221, [1] pp.; 52 plts. (1 col.) First edition: An experienced fox-hunter shares his "ideas of the hunting-field" (p. 41), incorporating advice on riding, choosing horses, assessing fellow riders, etc., along with many detailed accounts of specific packs and chases, all presented in first-person narrative thick with => lingo. The author was a popular writer of sporting books and a regular contributor to Sporting Magazine. This copy is => extra-illustrated with 52 plates taken from a variety of sources. Depicted here are prominent horsemen mentioned in the text, notable hunting grounds, and the London Horse & Carriage Repository, interspersed with numerous examples of the expectable horse, hound, rider, and hare images &#151; as well as some unexpected entries, such as Sir Walter Scott (following a poetic endeavor on the author&#39;s part), and the Duke of Wellington (after a cry of "Up, boys, and at &#39;em!"). Also present is a hand-colored view of Windsor. Provenance: Front pastedown with monogram bookplate of "F.D.E." Binding: Signed binding by Root & Son: chestnut morocco, covers framed in gilt triple fillets with gilt-stamped horseshoe decorations in corners, spine with gilt-stamped title, gilt-ruled raised bands, and gilt-framed => fox-head compartment decorations, turn-ins with gilt rules and the fox motif repeated. NSTC 2H20685. Binding as above, spine extremities lightly rubbed, sides showing very minor shelfwear. Front pastedown with red inked numeral (reasonably unobtrusive against marbling); first plate with ghost of signature offset from a previous location opposite. Original silk bookmarker detached, laid in. A very few scattered spots including a small one to edge of title-page, otherwise clean. => A handsome copy of a sporting classic, delightfully embellished.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        The Life of Horatio, Lord Nelson

      London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, N.d. (ca. 1850).. Duodecimo. Pp. x, 181. With full-page maps and battle plans. Charming engraved vignette illustrations, often as tail-pieces. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher?s navy blue cloth, sides ornately embossed in blind, upper cover with naval illustration in gilt, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; some wear to spine-ends, old signature to first flyleaf. In a very good condition. A clean, handsome copy. - - Scarce. Published under the direction of the Committee of general literature and education, appointed by the Society for promoting Christian knowledge. George Lathom Browne (1815-1892) wrote ?Nelson: The public and private life of Horatio, Viscount Nelson as told by himself, his comrades, and his friends? (1891); and ?Wellington: or, the public and private life of Arthur, first Duke of Wellington, as told by himself, his comrades, and his intimate friends? (1889); as well as many books on public law. ?No description of a man as he really is, surpasses that which is contained in the plain straightforward relation of his thoughts, feelings, acts, and intentions, in private letters designed for the perusal of those alone to whom they were addressed,? he writes in the Preface to ?The Life of Horatio?. ?The letters of Nelson are all evidently written for the correspondent alone (...) there the heart speaks rather than the head, and the man appears without disguise. From them the following sketch has been drawn: in no way pretending to a comparison with the beautiful narrative of Southey, but hoping to compensate for its inferiority in style by its greater correctness in facts.?

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Die Garderobe der Dame. La Garderobe des Dames. The Wardrobe of Ladies

      (Germany, c. 1850). Very rare boxed set, consisting of two identical 7-inch-tall female paper dolls, both two-sided. With eight brightly colored costumes, also two-sided, and eight hats and hairstyle pieces. The wardrobe includes outfits for all occasions: a practical brown-striped skirt and warm lace-trimmed cloak, a stately crimson damask gown, and a blue ball gown embellished with pink rosettes. Also included is a tiered lace wedding dress. A ruffled bonnet and a pink floral wreath are among the ladies&#146; millinery items. One hat piece is separated, else the dolls are in fine condition. In the original color-printed, gilt-trimmed box, which has two split corners to box top and wear to extremities.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        Chronica und altes Herkommen der Stadt Frankenberg in Hessen welche aus alten Chronica, Historien, Legenden wahren Schriften, Siegeln und Briefen auch bewährten Copien und glaubhaften Registern zusammen Registern zsammen getragen durch Wieganden Gerstenbergen alias Bodenbender von Frankenberg Altaristen derselbst und Landgraf Wilhelms Capellens

      o.O, o.J. (ca. 1850).. gr.-8. 269 S, 6 Bll. OLdr. ADB IX, 66 - "Wigand Gerstenberger, gen. Vict. Bodenbender (1457-1522), hessischer Chronist u. Altarist zu Frankenberg. 1493-1515 verfasste er eine thüringisch-hessische Chronik. Vieles darin Erzählte wiederholte er in der Chronik seiner Vaterstadt Frankenberg. Der Wert seiner Arbeiten besteht hauptsächlich darin, daß er Quellen besaß, die uns teils gar nicht, teils nur in mangelhafter Gestalt erhalten sind." - Das Buch wurde 1619 verfasst, der vorliegende Band besteht aus einer gut lesbaren handschr. Kopie durch einen anonymen Schreiber um 1850.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        The Life of Horatio, Lord Nelson.

      London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, N.d. (ca. 1850). - Duodecimo. Pp. x, 181. With full-page maps and battle plans. Charming engraved vignette illustrations, often as tail-pieces. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's navy blue cloth, sides ornately embossed in blind, upper cover with naval illustration in gilt, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; some wear to spine-ends, old signature to first flyleaf. In a very good condition. A clean, handsome copy. - - Scarce. Published under the direction of the Committee of general literature and education, appointed by the Society for promoting Christian knowledge. George Lathom Browne (1815-1892) wrote "Nelson: The public and private life of Horatio, Viscount Nelson as told by himself, his comrades, and his friends" (1891); and "Wellington: or, the public and private life of Arthur, first Duke of Wellington, as told by himself, his comrades, and his intimate friends" (1889); as well as many books on public law. "No description of a man as he really is, surpasses that which is contained in the plain straightforward relation of his thoughts, feelings, acts, and intentions, in private letters designed for the perusal of those alone to whom they were addressed," he writes in the Preface to "The Life of Horatio". "The letters of Nelson are all evidently written for the correspondent alone (.) there the heart speaks rather than the head, and the man appears without disguise. From them the following sketch has been drawn: in no way pretending to a comparison with the beautiful narrative of Southey, but hoping to compensate for its inferiority in style by its greater correctness in facts."

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Narrative of the Wreck of the "favorite" on the Island of Desolation: Detailing the Adventures, Sufferings and Privations of John Nunn; an Historical Account of the Island, and Its Whale and Seal Fisheries: With a Chart and Numerous Wood Engravings

      London: William Edward Painter, 1850 A scarce book, being an account of the shipwreck of John Nunn and others for 2 years on the &#39;Island of Desolation&#39; - or Kerguelen Land. John Nunn was the real life model for Robinson Crusoe. This copy is complete with the rare folding chart of the islands. Profusely illustrated with images of the sailors, and wild life. Much detail on whale and seal hunting. Original cloth binding, a large chunk of the spine is missing (about 3 cm), and there is much wear - it needs a cloth case repair or a new binding. Contents sound, with occasional marks and staining.

      [Bookseller: E C Books]
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        Frith&#39;s India Photo Pictures (cover title)

      1850 Folio album consisting of 29 mounted albumen prints from wet collodion glass negatives. Each print measures approximately 8x6 1/4 in., and is mounted on heavy card stock measuring 15x12 in. Each photograph is captioned and numbered in pencil in the lower left corner of the mount, and each has the printed paper label of "Frith&#39;s Photo-Pictures the Universal Series" on the verso of the mount. There are no duplications in the collection. All photos are in excellent condition with fine tones. One mount has some scuffs, not touching the photographs. The album is worn at the corners, the spine is torn, and the covers lack the original ties.

      [Bookseller: Witherspoon Books]
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        Eisenbahn-Spiel." Schablonenkolorierte Lithographie.

      [Neuruppin?, ca. 1840-1850]. - 32 x 36 cm. Zweifach gefalteter Karton mit Einschnitt. In blauem Steckschuber mit Deckelschild "Eisenbahn". Spielplan mit 22 Feldern; Lithographie im Stil der Neuruppiner Produkte. Feld 1 (unten links) zeigt die berühmte Lokomotive "Adler" mit Tender und zwei überdachten, mit Passagieren besetzten Personenwaggons. Feld 3 zeigt einen Semaphor mit Signalwärter. Felder 5 und 18 zeigen Eisenbahnviadukte, ähnlich dem Enztalviadukt bei Bietigheim-Bissingen; Felder 8 und 22 zeigen Eisenbahngebäude. Lokomotive und Zug sind auf 12 Spielfeldern zu sehen. - Am Unterrand die Spielanweisung: "Wenn Sie, meine Herren und Damen, Ihre Plätze mit 15 Marken bezahlt haben, so besteigen Sie gefälligst die Wagen, und der Zug kann abgehen. Wer am höchsten wirft macht den Anfang und zwar mit einem Würfel. No. 3 zahlt dem Bahnwärter für seine Mühe 1 Marke [.] Bei No. 8, der zweiten Station, wird 5 Minuten verweilt und für das Frühstück werden 4 Marken gezahlt [.] No. 19 muß, da der Zug schon fort ist, einen eignen Wagen nehmen und zahlt dafür 8 Marken. No. 22, Ende der Fahrt. Wer hieher trifft, empfängt den ganzen Pot." - Der Steckschuber etwas fleckig und bestoßen; insgesamt minimal fleckig und gut erhalten. Sehr selten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        David Copperfield

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1850. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo (209 × 136 mm). Early 20th-century brown calf, spine gilt in compartments, red and brown morocco labels, marbled endpapers, double-line rules to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Frontispiece and engraved title and 38 plates. Bookplates to front endpapers. Contents a little toned and occasionally spotted. An excellent copy. First edition in book form. A handsomely bound copy of one of Dickens&#39;s most loved novels.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Kbhvn. 1850. Illustr. af V. Pedersen. 522 s. Svagt brunplettet eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt hellærred.. Første illustrerede udgave. BFN 551

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        An Arctic Voyage to Baffin&#39;s Bay and Lancaster Sound,

      London: John van Voorst,, 1850. in Search of Friends with Sir John Franklin. Octavo (195 × 120 mm). Original blue wavy-grained cloth, title gilt to spine, panels in blind to the boards, black surface-paper endpapers. Tinted frontispiece, folded map. Without the tipped in publishers ads. Half-title and last leaf with even browning from contact with the endpapers, front hinge just started, slight lean, a very good copy. First edition. Goodsir was scion of a long-established Scottish medical dynasty; his brother John was successively Conservator of the Royal College of Surgeons Museum, Curator of Edinburgh University&#39;s of Anatomical Museum, and Professor of Anatomy at Edinburgh University. John was succeeded at the RCS Museum by his younger brother Henry Duncan Spens "Harry" Goodsir, who in 1845 was appointed assistant surgeon and naturalist to the Franklin Expedition. In 1849, Robert "feeling anxiety" at the absence of his brother "as year after year wore on" (Preface), joined "the whaler Advice under William Penny on the British Whaling and Franklin Search Expedition. Sailing in company with the whaler Truelove (Captain Parker), the two vessels lay whaling off Pond Inlet, Baffin Bay, until an Eskimo report that Franklin and his men had been seen alive was brought to Parker. The expedition then entered Lancaster Sound but ice prevented them from passing beyond Brodeur Peninsula" (SPRI web-site). The following year, Goodsir was appointed surgeon in HMS Lady Franklin on the British Franklin Search Expedition, 1850-1851 also lead by Penny. Goodsir&#39;s account received an excellent review in the Spectator; "The skill, experience, and energy of Mr. Penny in the whale-fishery &#133; rendered the voyage as comfortable as a whaling voyage can be and enabled Mr. Goodsir to see the Arctic regions, the chase and capture of the whale, and the whole economy of a whaler, under advantageous circumstances &#133; [but] the opportunities of geological or botanical research are few, the chances of acquiring specimens of natural history uncertain, and even sport itself rare - always except the exciting chase of the whale &#133;There is, however, so much of novelty in the scenery of the Arctic regions, the incidents and even the daily life are so different from what take place elsewhere, the monotonous hardships are so unattractive to the numbers who flock to try their luck in every other direction of adventure, and there is consequently so little written, upon the subject &#133; that it makes up in freshness what it wants in variety. And Mr. Goodsir is competent to the task of giving a plain account of his Arctic voyage. He has judgement to avoid overdoing his theme; he has an appreciating eye for natural phenomena and the beauties of nature ; his medical training has given him habits of observation and reflection. He has moreover strength and spirit to take his part in any enterprise that may be going on ; and he can describe what he sees or feels with clearness and discrimination" (25 May 1850). An exceptionally bright and fresh copy of one of the earliest, and least common, accounts of the search for Sir John Franklin.

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        El Perú

      Imprenta del Estatado 3 volumes. Volume 1: Parte Preliminar v+444 pages with indexes. Volumes 2 and 3: Historia de la Geografia del Peru vii+475 pages with two large folding maps, five tinted plates and index; v+514 pages with four folding maps, five tinted plates, tables and index. Small quarto (11" x 7 1/2") bound in three quarter leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spine. First edition. Antonio Raimondi was a prominent Italian-born Peruvian geographer and scientist. Born in Milan, Raimondi emigrated to Peru, arriving on July 28, 1850 at the port of Callao. In 1851 he became a professor of natural history. In 1856, he was one of the founding professors of the medical school at the National University of San Marcos; in 1861, he founded the analytical chemistry department. Raimondi died in the town of San Pedro de Lloc in the La Libertad Region of northern Perú. The house in which he died still stands and is located within a block of the town's main plaza. It has been converted to a museum in his honor. Throughout his career, Raimondi displayed a passion for all things Peruvian. He undertook no less than 18 extensive journeys to all regions of the country, studying the nation's geography, geology, botany, zoology, ethnography, and archaeology. In 1875, he collected his findings in the massive tome El Perú, which was subsequently republished in numerous editions over the next 40 years. The Raimondi Museum in Lima houses some of the collections he gathered in his travels.Condition:Volumes 1 and 2 are mislabeled, rubbing to extremities, some foxing and soiling of pages, some edges are dinged else a good to very good set.

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector]
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        Colonie Agricole et Penitentiare de Mettray

      [Paris]: Imprimerie de Lemercier, [circa 1850]. Oblong folio. (11 x 15 3/4 inches). Lithographed title and 20 lithographed plates by Sauve, Tirpenne and Faivre after Thierry. Publisher&#39;s burgundy patterned cloth stamped in blind and gilt, with a floral and arabesque design, gilt lettering on upper cover, expertly rebacked to style, yellow endpapers (covers a bit abraded). First edition of a very rare book of views of a French prison for juvenile delinquents. Founded in 1840 by Frederic Demetz with just six inmates, the juvenile-only facilities of the Colonie Agricole et Penitentiare de Mettray was a revolutionary penal institution inasmuch as youth delinquents had hitherto been incarcerated with adult offenders. Demetz worked in conjunction with Guillame-Abel Blouet, perhaps better known for the final design of the Arc de Triomph, with a goal of actually rehabilitating young criminals rather than simply warehousing them. Set in an orderly open-air environment, the colony promoted manual labor and prayer, work, education and moral rectitude. Like many other idealistic attempts at penal reform, the once revolutionary methods at the Colonie Agricole et Penitentiare de Mettray devolved into often cruel and harsh punishment amidst deplorably overcrowded conditions. The full-page lithographs in this volume recount the various idealized activities and so- called schools within the colony, ranging from a general view of the colony, to church services, to sleeping quarters, to mess halls to agriculture and mining.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Cours de Filature. [-Cours de Tissage]

      [n.p., France: n.d., ca. 1850] Original clothbacked boards. Manuscript on paper, quarto. . [204] pp., densely written in dark brown ink, on faintly lined paper, with numerous carefully drawn illustrations of machinery used in spinning, carding and weaving, together with some weaving patterns. The text illustrations are sometimes heightened in colors, and a few small illustrations are pasted in. In addition, there are some nine onlays of sketches of machinery on india paper. Some light edgewear, additional notes on front pastedown. Very good condition. A fascinating manual of the state of these crafts at the time, with comments on methods of production and the nature of the current industry. Discusses the spinning jenny, the Heilmann cotton combing machine, worsted wool, kinds of bobbins and spindles, etc.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Frankenstein or The Man and the Monster

      Thomas Hailes Lacy (Lacy&#39;s Acting Edition) and later French&#39;s Acting Edition, 1850. Hardcover. Very Good. Thomas Hailes Lacy (Lacy&#39;s Acting Edition) and later French&#39;s Acting Edition, London ca.1850. 9 plays bound together in hardback. Includes: Frankenstein or the Man and the Monster by H.M. Milner, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Barnaby Rudge, Pocahontas, Aladdin, Blue Beard, Faust and Marguerite, A Bracelet, and Ingomar. All are bound in with their original wrappers. At the verso of the title page of Frankenstein it mentions the opening of the play in 1826 at the Royal Cobourg Theatre in London on Monday July 3, 1826. It goes on to list the original actors in the play. Rare. The other plays bound in were published between 1848 to 1897. Book Condition: Very Good, clean boards and spine, light shelf wear at the spine, 9 plays bound in with original wrappers, previous owner&#39;s name stamped on the wrapper of several titles, foxing spots, tight spine.

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      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 been 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. From Wikipedia. See: Faraday&#39;s Correspondence letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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