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        EL PUCHERO: OR, A MIXED DISH FROM MEXICO, Embracing General Scott's Campaign, with Sketches of Military Life

      Philadelphia:: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1850.. Philadelphia:: Lippincott, Grambo & Co.. 1850. First edition. Includes "sketches of military life in field and camp of the character of the country, manners and way of the people, etc." Illustrated with frontis, 5 plates and folding battle-plan map. Includes 45 letters from M'Sherry to a friend (David Holmes Conrad), written while the author served as a surgeon with the US Marines. Contains a list of officers of the United States Army and volunteers who were engaged in the battles of the Valley of Mexico. Decorative plum cloth boards stamped in gilt on spine. Good to very good ex-library copy with stamps, bookplates, evidence of pocket removed at rear and small label on spine. Spine faded thought gilt relatively bright, boards visible at tips, spine ends frayed. Ex-Library copy but only small paper label on spine, the bookplates and ink stamp on both front pastedown, and faint evidence of library pocket on rear pastedown.

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        GYPS BENGALENSIS WHITE RUMPED VULTURE

      London: Hullamandel and Walter, 1850-1883. London: Hullamandel and Walter, 1850-1883. Good. John Gould. An original and authentic handcoloured engraving from John Gould's monumental work, Birds of Asia, London, 1850-1883 The print is on original wove paper heightened by gum arabic, very minor browning but good overall. ALL OUR PRINTS COME IN ACID FREE MOUNT AND SENT BY COURIER ONLY, size 14 x 20 inches This Bird is found in India

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        Shirley. A Tale

      Harper & Brothers, 1850-01-01. Harper & Brothers, 1850-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. New York: Harper Brothers, 1850: Hardcover. First American Edition. In Good condition, with wear commensurate with age. Clean text, though pages show signs of use and age, such as age toning, heavy foxing and gentle waves. Previous owner details in pencil at prelims. Binding is holding, but a few hinges are lightly exposed and one signature protrudes from the page block more so than others. Lean to spine. Cloth is rubbed, worn and faded. Corners and parts of edges worn through; spine ends worn with loss to both ends, with fraying. One-inch tear to spine cloth at center of rear spine hinge. Gilt stamping to spine is worn and barely visible. Rare.

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        News-cutting album kept by the artist Thomas Faed, circa 1850-1885

      - 4to. Elaborate multi-coloured leather boards, detached, affected by damp inside and out, backstrip lacking; top outer corners of pages chipped or brittle, but contents generally sound. 30 (out of 72) pages bearing over 200 news-cuttings about or by the artist (some reproductions of his own work), the provenance of many noted in his hand, from newspapers and periodicals including The Academy, The Athenaeum, The Builder, Caledonian Mercury, The Daily News, The Examiner, The Glasgow Daily Herald, Good Words, The Graphic, The Illustrated London News, The Literary Gazette, The Manchester Guardian, The Morning Post, The Scotsman, The Times and The Whitehall Review; also two poems (both by R.P. Scott?) transcribed in Faed's hand; two printed poems on a single sheet (one by "T.F.", the other by "R.P.S."; in duplicate - proofs?) and a single-sheet printed poem by Faed signed at the foot the author (a proof too?); with other cuttings loosely inserted (two sent by the cuttings agency Henry Romeike) and a pencil drawing of a boy (201 x 161mm, some damp-staining). "Faed is, indeed, a second Wilkie." Thus an unattributed press snippet 
on the fourth page of the artist’s album, and Thomas Faed (1826-1900) was perhaps doomed to live in the shadow of his countryman and fellow genre painter, who died a week before Faed's 15th birthday. Wilkie was the son of a Fife manse, Faed born in a mill outside Gatehouse of Fleet in Galloway; both moved to London. Faed was elected ARA in 1861, soon after this album begins, and full RA in 1864. On the same page as "a second Wilkie", the Lord Chancellor (Lord Campbell of St Andrews, another son of a Fife manse) tells the 1861 Royal Academy banquet that "Mr. Faed (loud cheers) . . . already rivals the fame of our immortal Wilkie". Even in death he was compared with Wilkie: his obituary in The Times (obviously not here included) declared, "From the beginning his taste lay in the direction of the 'homely pathetic' – scenes of domestic genre, not without their moral or even their religious lesson. Whereas Wilkie, following the great Dutchmen, had been content to paint the gayer aspects of the life around him, 'The Penny Wedding,' 'The Village Festival,' and what not, Faed appealed to the graver emotions of his countrymen, and his anecdotes dealt with such matters as 'The Mitherless Bairn,' 'The First Break in the Family,' and the like . . ." Although the earliest dated cuttings are from 1860, there are other earlier, undated and unattributed articles from the Scottish newspapers e.g. on the showing (in 1850) of Faed's celebrated work Sir Walter Scott and His Literary Friends "previously to its being placed in the hands of the engraver". As well as accounts of exhibitions or individual pictures and slivers of anecdote, there are examples of Faed's poetic art - cuttings of his "On Visiting the Room in which Burns Died", 28 lines, "A Plea for Coming Years" by "T.F.", 16 lines, "Burns" by "T.F.", 30 lines, "Suggested by Alma Tadema's Painting, 'A Reading from Homer'. Royal Academy Exhibition, 1885", and, on a single printed sheet, signed only in pencil, the 24-line "It ceased when Sappho's song was sung . . ." Prose includes a letter from "T.F." to the Editor of the Galloway Gazette on the death of the irascible James M'Kay, "a man of mark in his humble way . . . familiarly known as 'Jamie Kie'". In addition the artist has transcribed by hand a poem entitled "Sir Walter Scott and his Literary Friends. Painted by Thomas Faed" from Octavia and other poems (Edinburgh, 1852) - published anonymously but by his friend and fellow-countryman Robert Park Scott (presumably the author of the companion piece to Faed's "Burns" above, by "R.P.S.") - and the 16-line "'When the Children are asleep' Thomas Faed R.A." (perhaps also Scott's work). Further details on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NOBILIARIO MALLORQUIN dedicado á la Reina Nuestra Señora.

      1850 - Palma. Imprenta de Pedro José Gelabert. 1850. 213 x 140 mm., holandesa, puntas, nervios, rozada. Portadilla + Frontispicio con el retrato de Isabel II + retrato del autor + 455 p. + XII láminas con escudos nobiliarios. El ejemplar contiene encuadernado a la obra unos manuscritos que cuentan como Bover se puso en contacto con la familia BARDAXI para pedirle información sobre los orígenes de este apellido en Baleares, se adjunta también una lámina con dos escudos cromolitografiados del apellido, una hoja manuscrita del s. XIX con información del apellido y un dibujo original con el escudo nobiliario, se encuentra deteriorado con pérdida de papel, firmado: Vittorio de Oñate. Destacar en la p. 67, referencias al origen mallorqui del apellido BONAPART, con referencias desde el s. XV y representación del escudo nobiliario. Puntos de oxidación MALLORCA, Baleares, Genealogía, Heráldica, Bardaxi, Bonaparte, Napoleón

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        Nine items from the Collection of J. Swaine, Wood-Engraver to 'Punch' and to Bradbury & Evans

      C. 1850-52. C. 1850-52. 7 proofs and 1 pencil drawing, mounted and preserved in a cloth folding-box. Comprising: Silhouette Portrait of Surtees. Proof on large paper. Used as the Frontispiece to Taylor's Life (1852). Three proofs of wood-engravings from Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour, with an original pencil drawing of the 'Bay Cob' depictd on p.42 of the same novel. Three proofs from Handley Cross, including the original woodcut for front wrappers of the part-work, later substituted for a smaller example. A proof of the woodcut design for the front wrapper of Mr Facey Romford's Hounds.

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        Die Männer des Volks, dargestellt von Freunden des Volks. Unter Mitwirkung von L. Braunfels, Karl Buchner, Th. Creizenach, Dräxler-Manfred, E. Duller, Dr. Karl Gutzkow, L. Griesselich, R. Hadermann, W. Hieronymi, Hoffmann von Fallersleben, H. König, Wilhelm Sauerwein u.a. Herausgegeben von Eduard Duller. 8 Bände (komplett).

      Kl. 8° (17 x 11,5 cm). Schlichte Halblederbände der Zeit (Band 1 & 8 abweichend gebunden). Eduard Duller war ein 1809 in Wien geborener, 1853 in Wiesbaden gestorbener deutsch-österreichischer Autor, Historiker und Geistlicher, der bereits im Alter von 17 Jahren als Dramatiker an die Öffentlichkeit trat. Die Demagogenverfolgung im Österreich der Metternich-Ära ließ ihn im Jahr 1830 nach Deutschland auswandern, mit verschiedenen Stationen: München, Trier, Frankfurt am Main, Darmstadt und Mainz. In Frankfurt gab er die Literaturzeitschrift "Phönix" heraus, die, von Karl Gutzkow besorgt, Vorabdrucke von Schriften Georg Büchners und Christian Dietrich Grabbes sowie anderer Autoren des Vormärz zum Druck brachte. Duller war gleichfalls der erste Biograph Grabbes und machte durch ein kritisches Werk über die Jesuiten von sich reden. In den vorliegenden Bänden sind um das Revolutionsjahr 1848 herum zahlreiche Kurzbiographien gesammelt, die zum revolutionären Zeitgeist passten und sich wohl im gleichen Sinn auf eine kritische oppositionelle Tradition beriefen wie eine solche zu gründen suchten. Inhalt Band 1: Ulrich von Hutten, Franz von Sickingen, Heinrich Pestalozzi, Jakob Lafitte, Moritz Arndt, Heinrich Zschokke, Latour d'Auvergne, Friedrich Spee, Balthasar Bekker und Christian Thomasius, Joachim Lelewel, Lafayette. Inhalt Band 2: Clemens XIV., Fox, Herder, Hohenheim, Lessing, Riesser, Savonarola. Inhalt Band 3: Blücher, Falk, Forster, von Gagern, Huss, Luther, Stein, Washington. Inhalt Band 4: Arn. von Brescia, von Beckerath, Fichte, Heim, Heimburg, Lornsen, von Schiller, von Vincke (Vater und Sohn), Wicliffe. Inhalt Band 5: Behr, Diesterweg, Hofer, Itzstein, Körner, Rousseau, Schön, Wallenweber. Inhalt Band 6: Kepler, Basedow, von Schill, Sylv. Jordan, Zwingli. Inhalt Band 7: Weidig, Franklin, Blum, Kosciuszko, Oberlin, Nettelbeck, Claudius, Hebel, von Held, Franke, Jacquard. Inhalt Band 8: Galilei, von Winkelried, Ronge, Carrel, Börne. - Bibliotheksexemplare mit Stempeln auf dem Titelblatt. Einbände etwas berieben, wenige Ecken etw. bestoßen. Vorderer Einbanddeckel von Band 1 angeknickt. Vorsätze leimschattig und fleckig, teilweise mit handschriftlicher Nummer und Besitzervermerk. Wenige Seitenecken angeknickt. 2 Blätter in Band 6 mit Randeinrissen, 1 Blattecke fehlt (geringer Buchstabenverlust), wenige Seiten mit durchgehendem Schmutzfleck. Die ersten 7 Blätter in Band 8 mit Wasserfleck am Fußschnitt. Papier teilweise gebräunt. - Insgesamt sehr ordentliches Exemplar der seltenen, vollständigen Reihe. - GV XXX, 360. - ÖBL I,3 203.

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        England and Wales delineated, historical, entertaining and commercial : alphabetically arranged / by Thomas Dugdale, antiquarian; assisted by William Burnett, Civil Engineer [complete in 11 volumes]

      London : published by L. Tallis, [ca.1850?]. London : published by L. Tallis, [ca.1850?], 1850. 1st Edition in this form. Physical description: 11 vols, 1586, 144p. : illus., plates, ports., maps ; 22 cm. Subjects: Great Britain -- Description and travel -- Travel literature -- 19th century -- Gazetteers. Notes: Vol. 11 is "An alphabetical chronology of remarkable events ... / Leonard Townsend", 144p. Pagination continuous vol. 1-10, 1586p. Engraved title pages. Each volume features plates before main text. At head of title/series title: Curiosities of Great Britain. Fine copies bound in functional library bindings of modern gilt-blocked cloth. Library marks remain. Some tape repairs to bindings visible internally. Scattered, marginal foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request.

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        Sketches of India: With notes on the seasons, scenery, and society of Bombay, Elephanta, and Salsette.

      - London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1850 (nicht 1750 wie auf dem Titel angegeben). XVIII, 300 S., Stahlstichtafel als Frontispiez 8°, gepr. Leinen Frontispiz stockfleckig und feuchtigkeitsrandig, Leimspuren auf dem Innenspiegel, sonst sauber und ordentlich.

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        Les Poëtes de l'Amour. Recueil de vers français des XV°, XVI°, XVII°, XVIII° et XIX° siècles, précédé d' une introduction par Julien LEMER.

      Garnier Frères Editeurs 1850 - Fort in-16 ( 115 X 75 mm ) de 552 pages, demi-chagrin framboise, dos à nerfs orné de caissons richement dorés "à la grotesque". ( Reliure de l'époque ). Edition originale très rare, bien complète du frontispice et du titre gravé de cette anthologie due à Julien LEMER. On y trouve le magnifique poème LESBOS qui parait pour la première fois, poème qui fut repris dans la première édition des "Fleurs du mal", en 1857, fut condamné et ne reparut que dans "Les Epaves". Un autre poème " A une belle dévote" est attribué à BAUDELAIRE ( et se trouve par erreur attribué au poète Henry Henry VERMOT ). Très bel exemplaire. Litterature Edition-originale poesie [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Household Words (SIGNED)

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1850 - Household Words was published every Wednesday from March 1850 to May 1859. Each number cost a mere tuppence, thereby ensuring a wide readership. Here are the first 9 volumes (of 20) containing issues 1-229, with many literary and sociological tales of mid-Victorian life in Engloand. Theoretically, according to Wikipedia, the paper championed the cause of the poor and working classes, but in fact addressed itself almost exclusively to the middle class. Only the name of Dickens, the journal's "conductor," appeared. Articles were unsigned (although authors of serialized novels were identified) and, in spite of its regularly featuring an "advertiser," went unillustrated. In order to boost slumping sales Dickens serialized his own novel, Hard Times, every week between April 1 and August 12, 1854 (contained here). It had the desired effect more than doubling the journal's circulation and encouraging the author who remarked that he was, "Three parts mad, and the fourth delirious, with perpetual rushing at Hard Times". That Dickens owned half of the company and his agents, John Forster and William Henry Wills, owned a further quarter of it was insurance that the author would have a free hand in the paper. Wills was also appointed associate editor and, in December 1849, Dickens' acquaintance, writer and poet Richard Henry Horne was appointed sub-editor at a salary of 'five guineas a week'. In 1859, however, owing to a dispute between Dickens and the publishers, Bradbury and Evans, it was replaced by All the Year Round in which he had greater control. The journal contained a mixture of fiction and nonfiction. A large amount of the non-fiction dealt with the social issues of the time. Also found here for the first time are Mrs Gaskell's Cranford and Dicken's own Child's History of England. All volumes are 1/2 leather with marblised paper covers, signed in pencil by James D. Smillie on several tps, who edited and published an American version of this weekly paper. Seven volumes in excellent condition, two with chips and bits missing from top of spines. Weight and shipping may be a consideration. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "April Showers. Uncomfortable quarters-or the peculiarly painful position of a gent while sheltering from the fury of the elements". all written in Leech's hand

      n.p., [c. 1850]. 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper, initialled "JL" on lower left, mounted in larger sheet of paper, matted. Fine . John Leech (1817-1864) was one of the most prolific and successful of the English artists and caricaturists of the mid 19th century. "His humour was like his talent, gentle, warm-hearted and positive, his world, the ups and downs of middle class life, the sports of the squirearchy, and the peccadilloes of army officers and undergraduates" (Houfe). The conventions of social humor he established with his first contributions to the newly founded Punch, in 1841, lasted into the 1920s, but his greatest fame came through his book illustrations, particularly those for Surtees's sporting novels. "Extravagantly praised by Ruskin, Leech's often careless but never crude drawings have survived in charm and humour to give us a refreshing glimpse of mid-Victorian society." (Houfe)

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        The Scarlet Letter : A Romance

      Boston: Ticknor Reed & Fields. Good with no dust jacket. 1850. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Page 89/90 missing bottom half which has been replaced by a facsimile page (scans available), restorations to head and tail of spine, hinge repairs, cloth spotted and rubbed, text toning with some random foxing and staining, rear endpaper edge dampstains, owner's signatures, doodle of "A" on flyleaf, light cock, some page corner creasing. Solid hardcover.; Four page March 1, 1850 publisher's catalog bound in front. Prior owner's note laid in, listing four "First Edition, First Issue" points, then continues: "Bought $230 May 24 '33 @ Chicago Book & Art Rooms." Custom clamshell box with red leather label and gilt lettering. Clark A 16.1, First edition, only printing [1850]. "First edition has contents listed on pp iii-iv and no preface. Preface first appears in second edition on pp iii-iv with contents listed on pp v-vi." (See scan of contents ending on page iv). C E Frazer Clark, Jr; Nathaniel Hawthorne : A Descriptive Bibliography; 1978 University of Pittsburgh Press. Clark states that only 2,500 copies of the first edition were published. Despite the defect on page 89/90 and the wear, this is an uncommon opportunity to own the first printing of Hawthorne's masterpiece, a highspot of 19th century American literature.; iv, 324 pages .

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        A complete and universal dictionary of signals for the boats of Her Majesty's fleet: Well adapted for yachts

      Lon. , 1850.. Color and b/w lithographed plates. Wilmot, a commander in the Royal Navy, reviews existing signaling methods, employing lithographed pages with colored illustrations to do so. He then proposes vastly expanding the existing “vocabulary” of signals, which hitherto consisted mostly of line of battle commands - these were called “significations” in earlier Royal Navy signal books. He proposes over 9000 boat signals, and a separate set of signals for steamers. Scarce. Not in Craig. Worldcat shows only 2 libraries holding copies of this first edition (the book was reprinted in 1851, 1857, and 1859). Bound in original polished calf with gilt cover illustration of a sailor using the “homograph” system of signaling. Inscribed by the author, November 1849. Light cover wear, VG

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        Bankoku ryakuzu - Simplified Map of the Nations of the World

      c.1850. Octavo (186 × 124 mm) leporello between light wooden boards, opens with with a double-page hand-coloured world map, followed by 66 pages with over 480 hand-coloured flags. Boards a little rubbed, the lower cracked across and with some erosion at the edges, minor marginal worming, overall very good. No other copy traced. Subtitled as featuring "only those countries in the five great continents that are 100% accessible to ocean-going ships" this is in fact a highly attractive mid-nineteenth-century Japanese survey of the flags of the maritime nations of the world. Despite the fact that Japan was still "closed", this publication shows a clear interest in access to and from the wider world.

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        The Surgical Anatomy of the Principal Regions of the Human Body

      G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Modern binding and new endpapers with original title pasted to spine. One plate loose. Ocasional edge-tears. Some minor extinct worming (confined to the upper margins). Minor browning First Edition Green hardback cloth cover 270mm x 170mm (11" x 7"). 371pp; 24pp + 2 pp ads. Twenty four hand-coloured lithographic plates including 18 double page plates. Additional engraved illustrations within the text. This is the First collected edition of Morton's anatomical works, comprising The Surgical Anatomy of the Perinaeum; the Groin; the Thigh; the Popliteal Region; the Hip Joint; Inguinal Herniae; the Testis and it's Coverings; the Head and Neck; the Axilla; the Bend of the Elbow and the Radial and Ulnar Arteries of the Wrist. These were issued separately between 1838 and 1845. This collected edition was issued after Morton's death. All these works are remarkable, because they are illustrated by his brother Andrew Morton a leading London portrait painter. Arguably they mark the revival of an artistic representation of anatomical details.

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        Histoire de l'inde anglaise / conquete de l'inde par l'angleterre/ 6 tomes

      Au comptoir des imprimeurs-unis 1850 - Etat Correct, quelques reliures fatiguées sans gravite, carte gravée depliante ht en debut du tome 1 , qelques rousseurs sans atteinte au texte [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Studies of Trees. In Five Parts

      Berlin also London: William Hermes also A & S Joseph, Myers & Co Oblong, 225 *140. Brown embossed cloth, title in gilt to front cover, bumped and lightly worn at corners and edges. Spine has no title, a little worn at edges. Internally, NO inscriptions, front hinge strengthened, new ffep. Title page with woodcuts, and 30 pp of B&W plates some showing multiple trees, some just 1 tree per page, all in order that the reader can learn how to draw trees. To the rear there is an advert for Joseph, Myers and Co showing other Hermes Drawing Lessons and other drawing books. Some of the plates have details in English and German. Just the lightest of foxing. No dated or paginated. Circa 1850/60. Not listed at COPAC, Worldcat, no copy at auction for over 30 years. Uncommon!

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        CALIFORNIA And NEW MEXICO. Message from the President of the United States, Transmitting Information in Answer to a Resolution of the House of the 31st of December, 1849, on the subject of California and new Mexico. 31st Congress, 1st Session. Ex. Doc. No. 17.

      [Washington, D.C.]: 1850 - 8 maps & plans, 7 folding [duplicate of "Lower California"]. For map/plan details, see Wagner-Camp-Becker 179b:1. Spine heavily rubbed and sunned. Boards rubbed & worn. Previous owner's signature stamp to preliminary blanks. Usual foxing and aging to paper. Large maps at rear, while complete, with extensive tears along attachment folds ("Range of Hills" nearly detached). A complete Good copy. Original publisher's quarter quarter leather binding with marbled paper-wrapped boards. Gilt stamped title lettering to spine. 8vo. 9" x 5-1/2". 1st edition (Howes C53; Kurutz 106b; Wagner-Camp-Becker 179b:2; Wheat BOOKS 31; Zamorano 80: 14). 976, [2 (blank)] pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Antigua] Original watercolour drawing, inscribed 'Entrance into / English Harbour / Antigua / taken from / Fort Charlotte / 4 July 1850"

      Antigua, West Indies: 1850. Watercolour on paper, inscribed lower left. Sheet size: 9 7/8 x 13 3/4 inches. A beautiful and historically important image of the entrance to English Harbour (looking inland with a glimpse of Falmouth Harbour beyond) viewed from Fort Charlotte. According to William R. O'Byrne's A naval biographical dictionary (London: 1849) Vol. 1, p.70, Bellairs joined the Navy in 1809 and made Lieutenant in 1819. From 1842 he served as Admiralty Agent on board a 'contract Mail steam-vessel'. He evidently travelled widely: the National Maritime Museum in London hold two of his West Indian drawings, the National Library of Australia a watercolour of a scene in Panama, and a collection of his drawings of the Far East were sold in 1982. As the present drawing shows he was clearly gifted, and more than a match for many of the professional artists working at the time. His 'professional' status received contemporary confirmation when his watercolour 'View of the town of St. Thomas, in the West Indies' was drawn on stone by W.L. Walton, lithographed and hand-coloured by Charles Hullmandel, and published as a separate print in 1843 (a copy of this print is held in the New York Public Library collection, and is described by Deak). Cf. Deák 525; cf. Martyn Gregory Galley "Lieutenant Walford Thomas Bellairs R.N. ... Admiralty agent and ... artist in the Far East" (London: 1982); cf. Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK10620; cf. Stokes Foreign Views, P.1840-50-H11A

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        [Grenada] Original signed pencil and wash drawing of The Carenage, St. George's, Grenada

      Grenada, West Indies: 1850. Pencil and wash on paper, signed in ink lower right 'W.T. Bellairs R.N.', inscribed in pencil on verso 'Caranage [sic.] Grenada / July 50 / W T. Bellairs' verso. (Pin holes, neat repairs to two tears to lower margins). Sheet size: 6 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches. An important view of the inner harbour of St. George's, Grenada: the name 'Carenage' recalls a time when this calm protected bay was where wooden ships were periodically 'careened' or beached to allow for the cleaning of barnacles from the hull. According to William R. O'Byrne's A naval biographical dictionary (London: 1849) Vol. 1, p.70, Bellairs joined the Navy in 1809 and made Lieutenant in 1819. From 1842 he served as Admiralty Agent on board a 'contract Mail steam-vessel'. He evidently travelled widely: the National Maritime Museum in London hold two of his West Indian drawings, the National Library of Australia a watercolour of a scene in Panama, and a collection of his drawings of the Far East were sold in 1982. As the present drawing shows he was clearly gifted, and more than a match for many of the professional artists working at the time. His 'professional' status received contemporary confirmation when his watercolour 'View of the town of St. Thomas, in the West Indies' was drawn on stone by W.L. Walton, lithographed and hand-coloured by Charles Hullmandel, and published as a separate print in about 1843 (a copy of this print is held in the New York public library collection, and is described by Deak). Cf. Deák 525; cf. Martyn Gregory Galley "Lieutenant Walford Thomas Bellairs R.N. ... Admiralty agent and ... artist in the Far East" (london: 1982); cf. Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK10620; cf. Stokes Foreign Views, P.1840- 50-H11A

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        The Works.

      With a Life and Illustrative Notes, by William Anderson. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Fullarton [1850]. With a portrait frontispiece, engraved titles and 59 engraved plates. CCCXXIII + 270; 465 pp. Large 8vo. Contemporary red morocco, richly blindtooled on boards, spines with 5 raised bands, all edges gilt. Old name on title. Inner hinges weak

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        Outlines & Sketches

      Boston: NP, 1850. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. green cloth lettered in gilt. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Oblong folio, 40 x 54 cm. Twenty engravings printed recto only with tissue guards, on eighteen sheets. Engraved by the brothers, John and Seth Wells Cheney who studied in Europe. Seth opened a studio in Boston in 1841, earned well-deserved acclaim and credit for having been practically the first among American artists to effectively work in black and white. [see: FIELDING, P.64]. Allston's sketches herein were a portion of those found after his death in Cambridge, Mass., July, 1843. They consist in great part of compositions, hastily sketched in chalk and never carried further. These adumbration's, a few in umber, on canvass, although carefully done, should not be considered finished outlines. Light to moderate foxing, all marginal not affecting images. Creasing to first two leaves of free endpapers, backstrip extremities worn with some loss at foot, binding very firm.

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        A GLIMPSE OF HAYTI. And her Negro Chief

      Printed by D. Marples, Liverpool and published by Edward Howell, Liverpool. (London: Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co). 1850. FIRST EDITION. Small 8vo. (5.7 x 4.6 inches). vii, 131pp. Small engraved map of Hayti (Haiti) on the title page. Publishers brown cloth with decorative blind stamping to both boards and spine. The front board has a gilt stamped illustration of two palm trees growing form grasssland, the spine lettered in gilt. Yellow endpapers. Bound by Josiah Westley, London, and with his label on the rear paste-down endpaper. A few leaves lightly thumbed but overall a very clean copy. Neast, but faint, inscription, dated 1872, on the front paste-down endpaper. The binding is a little rubbed and bumped to the edges and has a few small dark spots but overall this is a very good copy of this rare book. The introduction is signed C. M. B but I cannot find any possible author. Not in Halkett & Laing. Copac lists just four copies in the UK. Sabin 27581.

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        The florists' Guide and gardeners' and naturalists' Calendar

      William S Orr, London 1850 - Half morocco over buckram, gilt decoration to spine, AEG, silk marker,12 hand coloured plates and bw illustrations from wood engravings in the text, 192+ index. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        AURIOL. Fragment of a Romance.

      Chapman & Hall,, London: 1850 - This work by Ainsworth was initially issued serially, 1844 - 45, in Ainsworth's Magazine, under the title 'Revelations of London.' This first book edition came as Volume XII of a Uniform Collected Edition of Ainsworth's Works, as issued by Chapman & Hall. The volume contains two additional sketches: 'The Old London Merchant' [pp. 111-116], and 'A Night's Adventure in Rome' [pp 117 - 128]. This first book edition of AURIOL quite uncommon; not held by Wolff, nor was it recorded by the NCBEL, as well as missed by Ainsworth's divers early bibliographers [Slater, Ellis & Locke]. OCLC records but 2 holdings [UCLA, the Sadleir copy, and Princeton]. KVK locates a copy @ the British Library [as part of the set], but none in the LC. No copies at auction these past 30 years. Binding - Fine. Text block - VG (front paste-down with faint period pencil annotations/usual bit of sporadic foxing). Modern 3/4 dark calf with marbled boards. 8vo. 4 1/8" x 6 1/2". 1st book edition (Sadleir 3396). Not in NCBEL or Wolff. 128 pp. Lacks series title leaf prior to individual title. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Carnet de dessins.

      1850 - Ensemble de 34 dessins ou croquis de jeunesse, la plupart contrecollé sur un carnet demi-basane noire, in-12 oblong, (1858). Oeuvre de jeunesse, sous la forme d'un carnet de dessins, de Richard GOUBIE (artiste parisien 1842-1899, élève de GEROME, dont les oeuvres sont reconnues et présentes aux Etats-Unis, notamment au Musée de Cincinnati. Ces dessins d'observation seraient réalisés entre 1855 et 1858. On y décèle un intéret particulier pour le cheval, la chasse, les mouvements militaires. Une scène particulièrement émouvante est une course de traineaux tirés par des rennes. La plupart de ces dessins sont contrecollés et quelques-uns portent sa signature "Richard GOUBIE". Us. à la rel., manq le crayon attaché au carnet. Livres

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        Livourne. Vue prise au dessus de la Porte San Marco.

      Lemercier, Paris, 1850 circa. Tratta da "L'italie a a vol d'oiseau", litografia in colore d'epoca, cm 38 x 51,5 (il foglio), disegnata e litografata dal Guesdon e impressa da Lemercier. Bella veduta a volo d'uccello della città e del porto di Livorno. A pieni margini (non visibili nella foto) bella la coloritura, buono lo stato di conservazione.

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        Die Verhandlungen des rheinhessischen Hochverrathsprozesses von 1850. Nach stenographischer Aufnahme

      Mainz, Pricken (1850).. Mit lithograph. Frontispiz. X, 538 S., XX, IV (falsch: VI). - Angebunden: (Nathan, Julius und R. Rentwig): Anklage gegen Eberstadt, Bandel und Lohnstein aus Worms wegen Erpressung. Verhandelt vor den Assisen zu Mainz vom 8. - 10. Juli 1850. Nach stenographischen Aufzeichnungen. Ebda., (1850). IV, 96 S. HLwd. d. Zt. I. Nicht in der Slg. Friedlaender. Seltenes Dokument zur südwestdeutschen Volkserhebung von 1849 und ihrem juristischen Nachspiel. - II. Ferdinand Eberstadt (1808-1888), der als erster deutsche Jude das Amt des Bürgermeisters in Worms von 1849-1852 ausübte, war aktiver Teilnehmer der Revolution von 1848. Im Rheinischen Hochverratsprozess vom 8. bis 10. Juli 1850 vor den Assisen zu Mainz als "intellectueller Urheber" zusammen mit Bandel und Salomon Lohnstein wegen erpresserischer Nötigung angeklagt. Es wurde ihnen vorgeworfen, den Wormsern 1848 mit Druckmitteln Geld für die Bewaffnung der Bürgerwehr abgepresst zu haben. Wie die anderen wurde er aber am 10. Oktober 1850 freigesprochen. - Mit Exlibris der Mainzer Sammlung Franz Heerdt. Tls. etwas braunfleckig.

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        Geological Map of the Lake Superior Land District in the State of Michigan. [with] Section and Diagram Illustrating the Geology of the Region Between the Northern Shores of Lakes Superior and Michigan. [and] Geological Map of the District Between Keweenaw Bay and Chocolate River, Lake Superior, Michigan

      New York: Ackerman Lith., Broadway, [c. 1850]. . Together three hand coloured lithographed geological maps of the Lake Superior region, all linen backed and measuring 65 x 97 cm, 16 x 121 cm and 49 x 60 cm respectively, the maps housed in original pebbled cloth slipcase, gilt lettered "Maps of U.S. Mineral Lands" to one spine. Formerly of the Liverpool Public Library and with their discreet blindstamp to two of the pieces and inconspicuous withdrawn stamps on the linen versos, the first map also bears on one of its folded end sections an original engraved bookplate of the library with a contemporary handwritten note stating the the maps were presented to it by the Smithsonian Institute on 4th Nov. 1852. The maps with some soiling and the occasional repaired tear or fault, the slipcase cracked but holding, essentially a decent set nonetheless with a very interesting provenance.

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        Lake Superior: Its Physical Character, Vegetation and Animals. With a Narrative of the Tour, by J. Elliot Cabot

      Boston: Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 59 Washington Street, 1850 Boston: Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 59 Washington Street, 1850. First Edition. 8vo. 17 Lithographic Plates. Publisher's cloth. Edward Sands Litchfield boookplate and another. Spine ends worn, else very good. Bruns A58 "Very Scarce"; Phillips p. 14; Howes A 88; Sabin 506 . Famous scientific expedition exploring the Northern End of Lake Superior was composed of Scientists and Students (mostly from Harvard)

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        Birds Eye view of Philadelphia

      Williams & Stevens, New York 1850 - John Bachmann "Birds Eye view of Philadelphia" New York, c. 1850 Lithograph with original hand-coloring image size: 20" x 28"

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        The Trial of Prof. John W. Webster, Indicted for the Murder of Dr. George Parkman, at the Medical College...

      56 p.; 24 cm. Title continues: (North Grove street) on the 23d of November, 1849. Supreme judicial court, before Chief Justice Shaw, and Associate Justices Wilde, Dewey, and Metcalf. Counsel for the government, Attorney General J.H. Clifford, and George Bemis, esq. Counsel for the defence, Hon. Pliny Merrick, and E.D. Sohier, esq. Reported for Boston journal." Trial in the Supreme judicial court of Massachusetts, March 19-April 1, 1850. McDade 1062; Sabin 102329. Title is extensively restored; very good in a box by Hollis Bedell. Stock#OB764 oversize.

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        A List of Printed Service Books, according to the ancient uses of the Anglican Church

      London: Joseph Masters, 1850 - Following the manuscript tradition, liturgical printing in both the Catholic and Anglican churches frequently employed vellum as well as paper. D.B. Updike writes that economic considerations were also a factor: "As early printed books were nothing more than a mechanical imitation of manuscripts - even in printed missals vellum was often used for the canon of the Mass, since the pages devoted to this were subject to wear by constant handling" (D.B. Updike, "Some Notes on Liturgical Printing," The Dolphin, no. 2 (1935), pp. 208-16). That being the case, it isn't surprising that this rare bibliography should have a vellum issue; yet no other vellum copy has been recorded PRINTED ON VELLUM, apparently the only copy thus. 4to (21.7 x 13.4 cm). 16 leaves. Contemporary gilt-panelled vellum binding. Beautiful copy, with blind stamp of previous owner A.J.V. Radford, and bookseller's tickets of Herbert Reichner, Lathrop C. Harper Inc, and H.P. Kraus. Besterman (Fourth edition) 3579; Halkett & Laing III 374 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Exile of Erin's Songster.

      Fisher & Brother Philadelphia Baltimore New York & Boston. nd. c 1850 - 16mo, frontispiecce, 256p. Origina publisher's green cloth, corners worn, gilt to spine rubbed, spine ends bumped and a trifle worn. Pages 141-146 are supplied in facsimile, on stiff paper, slightly darkened. Some modern biro annotations to endpapers, an old inscription stating John D. Coughlin Song Book February 4th 1857.Overall a Good copy. An Irish songster of exceeding rarity. There are no copies on COPAC, though there is one copy in Trinity College Library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Neil Summersgill ABA,PBFA,ILAB.]
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        Lake Superior: Its Physical Character, Vegetation and Animals. With a Narrative of the Tour, by J. Elliot Cabot

      Boston: Gould, Kendall and Lincoln, 59 Washington Street, 1850. First Edition. 8vo. 17 Lithographic Plates. Publisher's cloth. Edward Sands Litchfield boookplate and another. Spine ends worn, else very good. Bruns A58 "Very Scarce"; Phillips p. 14; Howes A 88; Sabin 506 . Famous scientific expedition exploring the Northern End of Lake Superior was composed of Scientists and Students (mostly from Harvard)

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        The Surgical Anatomy of the Principal Regions of the Human Body

      London Taylor, Walton & Maberly 1850. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Modern binding and new endpapers with original title pasted to spine. One plate loose. Ocasional edge-tears. Some minor extinct worming (confined to the upper margins). Minor browning First Edition Green hardback cloth cover 270mm x 170mm (11" x 7"). 371pp; 24pp + 2 pp ads. Twenty four hand-coloured lithographic plates including 18 double page plates. Additional engraved illustrations within the text. This is the First collected edition of Morton's anatomical works, comprising The Surgical Anatomy of the Perinaeum; the Groin; the Thigh; the Popliteal Region; the Hip Joint; Inguinal Herniae; the Testis and it's Coverings; the Head and Neck; the Axilla; the Bend of the Elbow and the Radial and Ulnar Arteries of the Wrist. These were issued separately between 1838 and 1845. This collected edition was issued after Morton's death. All these works are remarkable, because they are illustrated by his brother Andrew Morton a leading London portrait painter. Arguably they mark the revival of an artistic representation of anatomical details.

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        Report from the Secretary of War, communicating, In compliance with a resolution of the Senate, the report and map of the route from Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, made by Lieutenant Simpson. January 14, 1850. 31st Congress, 1st Session. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 12

      Washington [D.C.]: n.p., 1850. First edition. Modern half salmon-colored morocco over marbled boards. A very good or better copy with lightly sunned spine, marginal staining along top edge not affecting text or maps, scattered foxing along fore edge, small bookplate on front pastedown. 8vo. Illus. with 4 folding b/w maps. The overall results of the Marcy-Simpson reconnaissances were an important contribution to overland transportation and an understanding of the geography of the Oklahoma-Texas border country" (Goetzmann, Army Exploration, p. 218). Maps range from approximately 10.5 x 18.5 inches to 12 x 19 inches. Provenance: Kenneth E. Hill (bookplate). Howes S500. Wagner-Camp 192. Graff 3790. Wheat, Transmississippi West 640. Eberstadt 115-1029.

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850. First edition, first printing bound from the original parts . Octavo, full red morocco, bound by Riviere. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panel. and inner dentelles. In fine near condition. Illustrated with 40 etchings by Hablot Knight Browne. A very nice presentation. Charles Dickens and Hablot Knight Browne are the most celebrated author-artist team in the history of English book illustration," and Copperfield was their "most popular success" (Hodnett, 111-12).

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