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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'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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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's Acting Edition) and later French's Acting Edition, 1850. Hardcover. Very Good. Thomas Hailes Lacy (Lacy's Acting Edition) and later French'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's name stamped on the wrapper of several titles, foxing spots, tight spine.

      [Bookseller: 1st Editions and Antiquarian Books, ABA,]
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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'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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      Mexico: Julio Michaud y Thomas, [ca. 1850].. Lithograph title leaf and forty-five lithographic plates, twelve in full color and thirty-three on tinted grounds. Oblong folio. Later green cloth spine and corners over original printed green boards. Some wear and soiling. Quite clean internally. Images bright and fresh. Very good. The first great Mexican lithographic and color plate book, and a very difficult book to obtain in nice condition. Though the album is undated, it contains battles scenes of the Mexican-American War (1846-1847) and depicts the equestrian statue of Carlos IV in the courtyard of the University, from where it was removed in 1852, suggesting a date of circa 1850. The colored plates depict various Mexicans in their local costumes standing amid sweeping terrain and graceful plazas. These include rancheros, tortilleras, and local Indians among others. The tinted views show Vera Cruz, Mexico City, the Independence Fountain, the National Theatre, Chihuahua, the Bay of Acapulco, and numerous other locales. The final six plates show scenes from the Mexican-American War, showing the "heroica defensa" put up by the Mexican Army. The number of plates in this work varies from thirty- nine to forty-nine, and seems to have been issued on an on-demand basis. The Mellon copy at Yale has thirty-nine plates, and, in their cataloguing, Yale refers to the book as the "first major color plate book produced in Mexico." The Bancroft Library holds a copy with forty- nine plates. The copies at the University of Texas and the University of Missouri have forty-five plates, as in the present copy. The only other copy we locate on OCLC is one at the National Library of Art in Britain. The DeGolyer copy at SMU is not present in OCLC, but their copy also has forty-five plates, as are two copies we know of in private collections. The six Mexican-American War views are at the end of the book, suggesting that they were added to the original assemblage of thirty- nine plates. The best study of this work is the Condumex reprint edited by W. Michael Mathes in 2000. The publisher, Julio Michaud, was a native of France who moved to Mexico and worked there as a publisher and bookseller from the 1830s to the 1860s. His partner was also a transplanted Frenchman, Jean Baptiste Thomas. Michaud later dealt in photographic material and was himself a photographer. A rare and beautiful work. MEXICO ON STONE, 56. PALAU 5417.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Phantom World: or, The Philosophy of Spirits, Apparitions, etc. by Augustine Calmet. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by the Rev. Henry Christmas.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1850.. SECOND ENGLISH EDITION, FIRST OF THIS TRANSLATION. 2 vols. octavo pp. xxxii, 378; vi, 362. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, raised bands, extra gilt, gilt titles to red and green labels. Marbled endpapers and edges. Rubbing to extremeties, gilt rubbed and faded to spines. Chip to volume label of volume I, a little wear to head of spine to volume II. The set shows well and is clean internally, without writing or other marks. Edited, annotated and with an introduction by Rev. Henry Christmas, the Librarian at Sion College. Calmet's influential work on angels, demons, spirits and vampires, originally published in French in 1746, first appeared in an anonymous English translation in 1759. This translation is taken from the two volume 1751 third edition, a much expanded and revised version, and the last to be corrected by Calmet himself. Coumont [C7.9]

      [Bookseller: Blair Cowl Occult & Esoterica]
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        Indøvelse i Christendom. Af Anti-Climacus. Nr. I. II. III. Udgivet af S. Kierkegaard. 1. udgave.

      Kbhvn. 1850. 277 s. Mæcenateksemplar trykt på velin og indbundet med helt guldsnit i sort glanspapirbind. Forreste friblad mangler. Rent og pænt eksemplar.. Kierkegaard lod trykke nogle få eksemplarer af sine udgivelser på velin, som han lod indbinde i det karateristiske bind af sort glanspapir. Disse blev brugt som gaver til nogle af hans samtidige, ofte med en dedikation på fribladet. Overnævnte eksemplar har med stor sansynlighed også været et dedikationseksemplar, hvor fribladet desværre er blevet fjernet af en autografsamler. Himmelstrup 121

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        The Scarlet Letter

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1850. One of 2,500 copies published of this true first edition, on 16 March 1850, according to C.E. Frazier Clark Jr.'s definitive "Nathaniel Hawthorne - A Descriptive Bibliography". Number A16.1 in Clark's bibliography and number 7600 in BAL. This copy is in the following states and sub-states, again as described by Clark: Binding: in the style of Ticknor format A. Brown bold-ribbed T cloth with blind-stamped floral device inside ruled panels on both covers. Spine gold-stamped. Cream-colored wove endpapers. The contents are listed on pp. iii-iv and there is no preface. This is a key indicator of the first edition versus the second edition, which includes a preface. The other variants between the first and second editions are also present. These consist of sixty-nine typographical and spelling errors and punctuation changes throughout the text. For example, on page 21 line 20 "reduplicate" appears instead of "repudiate." Two of these variants (pg 31 line 20 and pg 132 line 29) are not as listed but these appear to be errors in Clark's list. Page 321 is in State x1 - line 10 has presence of work-up. Page iii is in State a2 - the "N" is beneath the "r" in "according" and the "1" of "192" is out of position. Four pages of ads were inserted between the front endpapers in most copies. This copy does not have any ads. It is unclear if they were lost or if this is one of the copies that never had ads. The text block is complete, although the stitching has loosened. The leaves are clean and unmarked except for a previous owner's name, dated 1850, on the front pastedown. The boards are in good condition, with some wear at the corners. The spine is in tatters, however, with some pieces missing. It is held to the boards with transparent tape.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Banjo Booksellers]
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      London: T. & W. Boone., 1850. Pp. viii, [248] (includes Appendix), 8 (publisher's catalogue) plus [ii]-p. advert (tipped in) for W.H. Brown's, A Series of Ten Coloured Views.... Two folding maps (hand-coloured), Original green cloth with decorative blind-stamping, gild spine-title and imprint, light yellow coated endpapers. Covers faded around margins, spine faded to brown, spine ends started with 5 cm split to cloth at bottom front joint, corners a bit bruised. A small oval Hudsons Bay Company rubber stamp on top blank margin of title-page, 8 cm closed tear (without loss) to first map; otherwise a very good copy. TPL 2868; Sabin 67428; Lande 1405. Graduating as a doctor in 1833 Rae shipped as a surgeon on the Hudson's Bay Company ship, Prince of Wales, sailing to Moose Factory on James Bay in the same year. He remained as post surgeon and within a few years became a chief trader and then a chief factor. But his real interest was in exploring the land, its wildlife and its native people. During the 1840s and 1850s he made four expeditions, charting nearly 2,000 miles of northern coastline. In 1854 he met Eskimos at Repulse Bay who supplied information and sold him articles which provided the first clues to the fate of Franklin and his men. His report created a sensation and Rae was awarded the £10,000 for discovering Franklin's fate. Dr. Rae was married in Toronto in 1860 before returning to London where he lived an active life for another thirty years.. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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        Lettre autographe signée ("Juliette").

      S. l., 1 mars [1850] vendredi après midi. - 4 pp. in-8. À Victor Hugo. Belle lettre d'amour à son "cher Toto" dans laquelle elle évoque l'appel à la conscription du cadet de Victor Hugo. Dans ses multiples lettres d'amour, Juliette Drouet se comportait bien autrement qu'une simple maîtresse, mais en femme attentive à tout ce qui touchait son bien-aimé, montrant ainsi sa sensibilité et son intelligence. Ici elle attend son "petit homme" et lui demande ne pas lui "faire croquer le marmot trop longtemps". Elle demande des nouvelles de Madame de Montferrier, une amie de Victor Hugo qui avait été témoin du mariage de l'écrivain, et qu'elle a quittée hier. Elle s'inquiète aussi du sort de François-Victor, le fils cadet d'Hugo qui doit, conformément à la pratique de l'époque, tirer au sort un numéro décidant de son incorporation ou non au service militaire. Elle lui demande: "N'est-ce pas aujourd'hui que ton fils tire à la conscription? Si cela était il est probable que tu resteras chez toi jusqu'au moment où il rapportera son n° de la mairie. Pourvu qu'il ait le bon esprit de tirer le n° 1 il en est fort capable et je lui en fais d'avance mon compliment. Voime, voime, mais je suis sûre que tu aimerais mieux les trois portières chinoises? Tu es si difficile à contenter toi. Quant à moi ce que je préfère à tout les bric-à-bracs même au n° 1 de Toto c'est votre coeur ce qui est bien autrement fantastique que toutes les chinoiseries et les bonnes chances du monde [.]". L'allusion au "n° 1" que Juliette Drouet souhaite que tire François-Victor fait référence au complexe système de tirage au sort en vigueur pour la conscription militaire au XIXe siècle. De ce tirage au sort dépendait la durée du service militaire qui variait de six mois à un an, avec des possibilités d'exemption. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      G. Willis 1850 - 1850. Very good condition with no wrapper. Five volumes. Brown leather spines and corners, raised bands and gilt titles to spines. Marbled boards and edges. Vol I: viii 472 pages index, 15 b/w plates, one folding colour map and one colour map of the course of the River Mole; Vol II: 486 pages 16 b/w plates; Vol III 527 pages 19 b/w plates; Vol IV: 519 pages 35 b/w plates; Vol V: 442 pages 48 page appendix 42 b/w plates. In total 127 b/w 2 colour plates. Book: all plates present. Corners worn. Contents very good indeed. A handsome set. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA]
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        White Jacket

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1850 First edition, first printing with signature "T" mark not present on page 443, 6 pages of publisher's ads at end. Original publisher's brown cloth, decorated in blind, spine lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. Spine ends a bit worn and lightly frayed, some spotting and staining to cloth; light dampstain to corners of textblock, and some spotting as usual. A very good, unrestored and tight copy. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. BAL 13662.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Autograph Manuscript of an essay titled "National Manners and False Judgments of Them"

      N.p., n.d. [c. 1850?]. Published in POSTHUMOUS WORKS, edited from original mss with instructions and notes by A.H. Japp, 2 vols. 1891-1893, vol. I, pp. 163-164. 4to. One page, in ink on recto of single sheet, with several revisions and deletions. Fine in custom morocco-backed protective folder . Excellent working manuscript, whose published title was supplied by the editor Japp, "National Manners and False Judgments of Them". De Quincey begins: "Anecdotes illustrative of manners ... will be found on examination in a far larger proportion that might be supposed, rank falsehoods. Malice is the secret foundation of all anecdotes in that class ... "

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First edition, bound from the original parts. With all first issue errors other than 'screamed' for 'screwed' (p. 132) which is only present in the first issue. With Chapter XXVII on p. 282 instead of p. 283 as listed in the Contents; p.16, line 1 & p. 225, line 22 - 'recal' instead of 'recall'; p. 19, 12 lines from the bottom “cha pter ;ut” shows; p. 387, 6 lines from the bottom 'coroboration' instead of 'corroboration'; p. 472, 13 lines from the bottom-- there is no closing of the quotation marks, first state of the engraved vignette title (dated). With 39 engraved plates and a vignette titlepage by H. K. Browne [Phiz]. 8vo, later antique three-quarter blue polished calf over marbled boards, the spine with raised bands double ruled in gilt, two compartments with a red morocco labels handsomely ruled and lettered in gilt, page edges untrimmed. xiv, [1], 624 pp. A handsome copy, quite fine internally, clean and solid with a bit of the usual toning to the plates and virtually none of the typical spotting, typical offsetting to the frontispiece and vignette title-page, the binding fine with only minor evidence of age. FINE FIRST EDITION, BOUND IN HANDSOME BLUE CALF OVER BLUE MARBLED BOARDS. For many lovers of the author's works, DAVID COPPERFIELD ranks as the finest of his writings. “Of all my books,“ Dickens wrote, “I like this the best; like many fond parents I have my favourite child, and his name is David Copperfield.” It is certainly Dickens’ most personal and autobiographical work, especially in the remarkable early chapters describing David’s provincial upbringing and his experiences in the bleak warehouses of London. Abounding in vivid characters such as Uriah Heep, Betsy Trotwood, Mr. Micawber, the Pegottys and Mr. Dick, DAVID COPPERFIELD continues to rank among Dickens’ most popular and critically acclaimed works. In this work, Dickens displays his talents well: “his inordinate gift of observation, his sympathy with the humble, his power over the emotions and his incomparable endowment of unalloyed human fun...It gave what were then universally referred to as ‘the lower orders’ a new sense of self-respect, a new feeling of citizenship. Like the defiance of another Luther, or the Declaration of a new Independence, it emitted a fresh ray of hope across the firmament.” [EB] In this way, Dickens’ work is significant on many levels.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Nineveh and Its Remains with an account of a visit to the Chaldaean Christians of Kurdistan and the Yezidis, or devil-worshippers - and an enquiry into the manners and arts of the ancient Assyrians

      New York: George Putnam, 1850. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Profusely illustrated with many engravings and fold out maps/building plans This is a truly impressive copy. Re-bound in 3/4 calf leather with raised bands on spine and gilt lettering and decoration. Title on cover is "Nineveh and Remains" Two volumes bound together (399 pages and 495 pages including index and illustrations). Volume one has foxing to pages. . GIlt edges.

      [Bookseller: Chrysalis Books]
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      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1850. Five volumes uniformly bound. Marbled free edges. Publishing dates from 1850 to 1859. From the library of Ulysses S. Grant. Each volume bears the gift bookplate with seal of the city of Boston on the front pastedown. "Lieut. Gen. U.S. Grant, From Citizens of Boston. January 1, 1866". The city of Boston gave a large collection of books to Grant at the end of the Civil War to show their appreciation of his military service. He responded with a thank you to the responsible committee later in January, 1866. These bookplates have become rather scarce and are sought after by both military history buffs and by bookplate collectors. We have seen the occasional sale of a single volume or two-volume set, but this is the first time we have seen offered a five-volume set, thus FIVE BOOK-PLATES!. The set has excellent shelf appeal and likely was never opened. Mixed Edition.. 1/2 Brown Calf, Marbled Boards. Minor Edge and Corner Wear/No Jacket. Small Octavo.

      [Bookseller: Glenn Books]
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        Historia del Toreo y de las Principales Ganaderias de Espana

      Imp. de D. Anselmo Sta. Coloma y Compania Editor, Madrid 1850 - 380 pp, 4to (short). Scarce copy of one of the most important works on the history of bullfighting, with all 24 sepia-toned plates. In Spanish. Presumably rebound some time ago in quarter leather w/ cloth boards and marbled eps, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Initials "M.P.B." in gilt to foot of spine (binder's?). Lt. edgeworn, rubbing to joints and spine ends w/ sm chip to sp. head, faint spotting to boards. P.o.'s bookplate and lt sticker residue to fpd, lt soil/foxing scattered throughout, last few pgs have short tear to fore-edge and lt creasing/wrinkling. Rear hinge partially split at foot. Pgs 241-256 erroneously paginated 481-496; plates 15 (for pg 241) and 16 (pg 254) correspond accordingly. With additional b&w illustrations in text. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cellar Stories Bookstore]
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        Quai Anglais (St. Petersburg)

      Paris & St Petersburg, c. 1850. Map. Tinted lithograph, image 31.5 x 43.5 cms, by Jacottet after Charlemagne, captions in Russian and French, from a series of 24 lithographic views printed in Paris by Lemercier for the St Petersburg publisher Dazario issed as “Souvenir de St. Petersbourg”.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        BIBLIOTECA DELL'ECONOMISTA. Scelta collezione delle piu' importanti produzioni di economia politica, antiche e moderne, italiane e straniere.

      Pomba/Utet 1850-1922 In-8 gr., 64 voll. in 79 tomi, uniforme legat. in mz. pelle coeva con fregi e tit. oro al dorso (solo la IV serie ha 1 vol. in mz. pelle mod. e la V serie ne ha 12 in mz. pergam.). Importante e celebrata collezione di cui offriamo la "raccolta completa", composta da 5 serie cosi? suddivise: - Serie I: 13 voll. (?Trattati complessivi?). Vi è pure contenuta la seconda ediz. italiana delle "Ricerche sopra la natura e le cause della ricchezza delle nazioni" di Adam Smith (1851). - Serie II: 13 voll. in 12 tomi + Indice della I e II serie diretta da Francesco Ferrara (?Trattati speciali?). - Serie III: 15 voll. in 24 tomi + Indice (?Raccolta delle più pregiate opere moderne italiane e straniere di economia politica? diretta dal Prof. Gerolamo Boccardo). Vi sono pure contenute: la prima ediz. italiana del "Capitale" di Carlo Marx (1886) e la prima italiana dei "Principii di Sociologia" di Herbert Spencer (1881-87-99). - Serie IV: 10 voll. in 14 tomi + Indice (Serie diretta da S. Cognetti De Martiis). Vi è pure contenuta la prima ediz. italiana dei "Principii di economica" di A. Marshall (1905). - Serie V: 13 voll. (tutto il pubblicato). Serie diretta da Pasquale Jannaccone. Cfr. Cat. Storico delle edizioni Pomba e Utet, pp. 360/370 - Cat. Biblioteca Einaudi. "Raro trovare la collezione completa". Il ns. esemplare è ben conservato. P.a.r.

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        C. 1850 Palm Leaf Buddhist Sutra Book

      No Place Listed: Not Published, 1850. Approx. 130 leaves, with text on both sides; 20" long, nearly 2" wide each leaf; held together by string sent through two center holes on each leaf; no cover, drawings or illustrations; of an unknown text, most probably a Buddhist sutra, not translated; our research indicates possibly a Tham (Tai & Pali mix) script; no date; circa 19th century; some edge chipping, darkening to leaves, splitting; a few pieces of leaves broken away, gone; good condition overall; see the Collection of the Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation online for further comparison and pictorial examples of texts.. Manuscript. Not Bound. Good.

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      - AND METEOROLOGY OF MADEIRA; by the late M. D. inventor of Mason’s hygrometer; edited by James Sheridan Knowles. To which are attached A Review of the State of Agriculture and of the Tenure of Land; by George Peacock, D. D., F. R. S., &c. &c. Dean of Ely and Lowndean Professor of Astronomy in the University of Cambridge. An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Island, and Guide to Visitors; by John Driver, Consul for Greece, Madeira. London: John Churchill. Liverpool: Deighton and Laughton. M.DCCC.L. [1850]. In 4º (25x16 cm) com xiv-388 pags. Encadernação artística da época inteira de pele (marroquin vermelho) com finíssimos ferros a ouro representando na lombada e nas pastas motivos vegetalistas madeirenses (a cana do açúcar cruzada e entrelaçada com videiras) e brasão armoriado da Ilha da Madeira em super-libris (de ambas as pastas). Corte dourado por folhas. Ilustrado com quadros de dados e 3 pranchas (com 5 gráficos milimétricos) com a comparação das temperaturas e humidade ao longo de um ano em Londres e na Madeira. Muito belo exemplar de grande qualidade e apresentação gráfica. Tratado sobre o clima e a meteorologia da Madeira; um relatório sobre a agricultura e a posse da terra; uma descrição histórica da ilha; e um guia para o visitante. Obra considerada: 'An excessively rare book'. [EN] A very fine artistically binding: red morocco gilt tooled with floral elements of Madeira (sugar cane an vigniards) and heraldic coat of arms of Madeira. Location/localizacao: 1-A2 (vitrine pequena)

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        Wie die Gemeinde zu Krähwinkel durch die Offenbarung Johannis zum rechten Glauben bekehrt wird

      Federlithographie um 1850. 29x33 cm. - Flugblatt als Evangelienkritik und Karikatur auf die protestantische Kirche und ihre Geistlichen. Blick in das Innere eines Gotteshauses. Der Priester auf einer mit Bildnissen von fünf Aposteln geschmückten Kanzel predigt zu seiner Gemeinde und warnt vor dem Antichrist. Seine Gemeinde, bestehend aus Schafen, einem Esel und einer Gans, sitzt dichtgedrängt in den Kirchenbänken und blick zu ihm auf. Seitlich des Predigers, dessen Kopf von einem Teufel in einen Schraubstock gepresst wird, als "Glaubenswächter" eine Eule und als "Glaubenstrost" ein Skelett. Rechts und links dieser Darstellung wachsen üppig zwei Pflanzen deren Blüten die Aufschriften Ruhmsucht, Heuchelei, Egoismus, Pfaffenherrschaft, List, Geldgier, Wahnsinn, Dummheit, Furcht, Glaubenszwang, Kriecherei, Gierde, Armut u.a. tragen und deren stachelige Früchte als Pietismus der Seelsorger und Pietismus des Volkes bezeichnet sind. Vorn ein Fuchs als Händler von Traktaten, die von Schafen in Betgesellschaften gelesen werden. Unter der Darstellung ein vierzeiliger Vers mit der Aussage, dass "Heut' zu Tag" die Wahrheit nicht gewünscht ist, sondern Kriecherei, Schmeichelei, Heuchelei und Pietismus. Anonym erschienenes Flugblatt. Ist in der Machart sehr ähnlich einer Darstellung, die Wäscher (Flugblatt II, 28) dem Künstler I. F. Boehmer und dem Lithographen H. Delius, erschienen im Verlag A. Schepeler in Berlin, zuweist. Im Papierrand rechts 3 Stockflecken, in der Darstellung links wenige kleine Tintenflecke.

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        Chronicles and Characters of the Stock Exchange (with Defoe's Anatomy of Exchange Alley as an Appendix)

      Boston: Wm. Crosby & H.P. Nichols, 1850. "Previously published in the Banker's magazine for 1850." Ex-library with bookplate inside front cover and two handstamps on title page; withdrawn handstamp on the bookplate. Sound binding; cracked hinges. Clean pages. The endpapers and forematter have minor marginal wear, toining, and soiling. Minor wear to the cover. A classic and important history of the London Stock Exchange loaded with fascinating anecdotes including information on Tulip Mania, the Tontines, East India Comapny Stock, early dealers, corruption in Parliament, the South Sea Bubble, the Boston Tea Party, lotteries, frauds, and much more.. First American Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      185. [EHON - SHUNGA] Utagawa KUNISADA. ENSHOKU SHINA SADAME. n.p., n.d. [Edo, c. 1850's]. 3 vols., string-bound Japanese-style, fukuro toji. Printed paper covers with original printed title labels. 25.2 X 18.1 cm. For much on this important and representative work, see Roger Keyes' recent ehon catalog at the NYPL, pp. 226-229. In a fitted wooden box. Frankly, not as pristine a copy as the Spencer collection copy, with a bit of external wear to the covers and some slight internal thumbing, but still a lovely copy of this late Edo shunga. The decorative use of drapery and flat bold colors is Kunisada at his most representative in this genre. 3 vols. complete. [SJ]

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        Butterflies and Insects

      [China], [c. 1850]. Set of 12 watercolours, each 240 x 310 mm. Framed size: 260 x 340 mm. Watercolour on rice paper. Good condition. Some splits on the paper as is commonly found on delicate Chinese rice paper. Beautiful set of 12 watercolours on rice paper of butterflies, moths and other insects, bordered by blue silk ribbon. Presented in handmade gold leaf frames.

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        Correspondencia de Cristóbal Bordiú, Director General de Aduanas y Aranceles con José del Pino, Inspector de Aduanas y Aranceles de Barcelona.

      - Conjunto documental relativo a las aduanas de Barcelona en 1850, año que toma posesión en su cargo Cristóbal Bordiú. Cuidada y ordenada relación de la correspondencia enviada al Inspector de Barcelona en la que muestra el interés especial en la lucha frente al contrabando y el fraude. Control del personal de las aduanas, informes reservados sobre barcos de contrabando ingleses que parten destino a Barcelona o comparativas de las cantidades consignadas en Barcelona y Tarragona son algunos de los interesantes papeles conservados. Estado de conservación bueno. Documentación bien cuidada. Lugar: Barcelona, Impresor: Manuscritos. Fechados y firmados, Año: 1850 Otros datos: Interesante conjunto de documentos que dan cuenta de la actividad de la aduana de Barcelona y Tarragona y los seguimientos a la actividad contrabandista. Materia: Aduanas Barcelona, Hacienda siglo XIX., Notas: El conjunto está compuesto por: 1. Comunicación impresa de Cristobal Bordiú de 6 de febrero de 1850 comunicando las l

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        MANUSCRIPT KORAN HORN BOOK IN ARABIC, hand-painted on wood

      probably North Africa, circa 1850. A large manuscript horn book painted on wood, with gray undercoat and calligraphy in black with decorative borders. 16” x 12”, Painted, lettered and decorated on both sides, with the original hanging cord. Very finely preserved and with little wear. RARE ARABIC HORN BOOK. Probably used for teaching alphabet and Koran verses to students and probably from North Africa.

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        The Natural History of Birds

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

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        Osnabrücker Tageblatt. Organ der Democratie (ab 12. Juni 1850: Organ der Demokratie). Jahrgang 3 / 1850. Nr. 6 - 296 (= 8. Januar - 24. Dezember 1850). Ohne Nr. 110 (17. Mai) und Nr. 129, Blatt 2 (= S. 519/520, 11. Juni)

      Osnabrück, Lüdecke 1850. 26 cm. S. 21-1188 mit 1 lithographierten Tafel und 1 gefalteten Beilage. Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit - Henke S. 17ff - Das "Osnabrücker Tageblatt", die erste Tageszeitung in Osnabrück, war das Sprachrohr der Demokraten in Osnabrück. Deren Hauptvertreter waren der Lehrer C. Rosenthal, die Advokaten Detering und Brickwedde und Dr. med. Fr. Stüve. Es erschien unmittelbar nach Aufhebung der Zensur und stellte im Dezember 1851 sein Erscheinen ein. Darin enthalten sind auch Beiträge aus anderen Zeitungen (Westfälische Volkshalle, National-Zeitung, Bonner Zeitung usw.). Beispiele aus dem Inhalt: 17. Januar: Das Gottesgnadentum und der Konstitutionalismus in Preußen; 25. Januar: Ein Wort für Kanzeldonnerer. Aus einer Schrift von Hermann Allmers; 9. Februar: F. C. Schlossers Urteil über Justus Möser; Nr. 45 vom 23. Februar mit der Karikatur "Wahrhaftige Abbildung der hervorragenden Mitglieder der Wachtstube"; 3. April: Über Sklaverei, Volksblatt, Demokratie usw.; 10. Juli: Einiges über Geschworenengerichte; 8. Mai: Kinkel's Rede vor dem Kölner Schwurgerichte; 1. Juni: Prozeß Manning vor dem Schwurgericht zu Osnabrück; 8. Juni: Considerant, Victor: Der letzte Krieg und der ewige Frieden Europa's; 20. Juni: Die Zeitung für Norddeutschland und Stüve; 5. Juli: Hannovers Adels- und Beamtenkaste; &. Juli mit Beilage "An die hohe Ständeversammlung des Königreichs Hannover"; 19. Juli mit Beilage "Aufruf zur Hülfe für Schleswig-Holstein"; 1. August: Erinnerung an Max Dortu aus Potsdam, erschossen zu Freiburg am 31. Juli 1849; 2. August: Das Schützenfest zu Osnabrück aus der Volksblattlausperspektive; 7. September: Gerechtigkeit und Reaktion; 19. Oktober: Das neue Krankenhaus zu Osnabrück; 3. November: Das Ministerium Stüve ist nicht mehr ...; 9. November: Widmung an Robert Blum; 20. Dezember: Der Giftmörder Gothland und seine Mitangeklagte vor den Assissen der Charente-Inferieur in Frankreich. Berieben, Rücken erneuert, teilweise stockfleckig. -

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        Sketches of the Maribyrnong River

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

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      P.G.Van Lom.Amsterdam.,circa 1850. CONCERTINA BOOK.(4.1 x 2.7 inches).Sixteen fine colour litho plates,each finished by hand with water colour and gum Arabic.The plates fold out to full length of 39.7 inches.Publishers blue paper covered boards with white lettering and decoration to front panel.Some light wear to the hinges but overall a very good bright copy of this scarce work.---.Katalog der Freiherrlich von Lipperheide?schen Kostumbibliothek. 2 vols. Berlin 1896-1905. gives the date as 1850 although the book is undated.The costumes are titled;Eiland Merken.Prov.Noord-Holland.--Provincie Friesland.--Provincie Zeeland.--Hindelopen Prov.Freisland.--Zaandam Prov.Noord-Holland.--Beijerland Prov.Zuid Holland.--Amsterdam Weeskinderen.--Provincie Noord-Brabant.--Vlaardingen Prov.Zuid-Holland.--Zaandam Prov.Noord Holland.--Provincie Noord-Holland.--Omstreken Van Leijden Prov.Zuid-Holland.--Provincie Groningen.--Provincie Friesland.--Scheveningen Prov.Zuid-Holland.--Provincie Groningen.:

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      1850. Paperback. 1. EARLY AMERICAN. MARY GOODCHILD. NY: McLoughlin Bros., no date, circa 1850. 8vo (4 1/2 x 7 1/2"), pictorial wraps, 8p., inconspicuous archival strengthening of spine else VG+. A title in Dame Wonder's Picture Book series. Illustrated with hand-colored woodcut on cover and with 7 fine 3/4 page hand-colored woodcuts in-text.

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        Voyage of the U.S. Exploring Squadron

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

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        The Lily and the Totem, Or, the Huguenots in Florida: A Series of Sketches, Picturesque and Historical, of the Colonies of Coligni, in North America, 1562-1570

      New York: Baker and Scribner, 1850-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Stated second edition. ©1850. 7.5" x 5.25", 470pp. Bound in decoratively tooled green cloth with gilt spine lettering, faded but distinct. 1/8" inch of cloth frayed at heel of spine; tips rubbed. Books show little evidence of reader use. 1852 prior ownership penned in front. Binding generally sound with one gathering pp147-166 slightly sprung. Moderate foxing inside but heavy in front and back. Shipped in box with tracking number.

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        The Britannia and Conway Tubular Bridges

      Gate Street, Lincoln's In Fields. and 59 High Holborn, London: Day and Son. and John Weale, 1850 2 8vo text volumes with the folio Atlas, 64 plates. Text volumes in contemporary embossed purple cloth, embossed stamp with Britannia and Conway Tubular Bridges in text as a surround to centers of both upper and lower covers, corners and edges very lightly bumped and worn. Spines, titles in gilt, edges bumped and worn slightly some cloth loss to Vol 1 at base. Internally, yellow endpapers, hinges strengthened, both volumes have the half titles and the frontices, oval and small library stamp at base of tps, 245*150mm. Vol 1, text, map fronts present, (xii), [1], 2-466 pp, 8 pls, with the tipped in errata slip, printed by G Barclay, Castle Street, Leicester Sq, London, small bookseller label to epd. Vol 2, text, frontis of the Original design for the Conway Bridge, [5], (vi-vii), [1], [1], 468-821 pp, [1], (iv) list of subscribers list, 9 plates. Vol 3, Atlas, 550*364 mm, contemporary purple cloth, a little faded and worn, bright gilt image and title to center. Professionally re-backed, faded, no title, remains of small paper label at base. Internally, yellow endpapers, bookplate of Arthur Clayton to fpd and again to fep, [4] pp, 46 numbered plates, of which 6 are tinted and 4 are double page. Uncommon to say the least.Vol 1 contains a History of the Design. Section II. The Preliminary Experiments. Section 111. General Principles of Beams. Section IV Specific Experimental Inquiries and numerous tables and sketches within the text block. Volume 2 contains chapters on - Section V. History of the Design. Section VI Details of Construction of the bridges. Section VII The Construction and Erection of the Bridges. Section VIII Strength and Deflection of the Tubes. Section IX The Tides followed by an Appendix, which goes into the Contracts and Cost of the Bridges, Persons Employed in the Works and the Index plus numerous tables and technical sketches amongst the text blocks. A title that very rarely comes around. (Allibone 333. Anderson 346) Edwin Clark (1814-1894), after acting as mathematical master at Brook Green, and then as a surveyor in the west of England, went to London in 1846 and formed the acquaintance of Robert Stephenson, who appointed him superintending engineer of the Menai Strait Bridge, which was opened on 5 March 1850. In that year he published The Britannia and Conway Tubular Bridges (3 vols., the third an atlas). In August 1850 he became engineer to the Electric and International Telegraph Company, and three months later he took out the first of several patents for -electric telegraphs and apparatus connected therewith-. From then on he divided his time between electric and hydraulic engineering. On 4 February 1856 he took out a patent for -suspending insulated electric telegraph wires-, but most of his patents were for improvements in dry docks and floating docks, in the methods of lifting ships out of the water for repairs, and for constructing piers. He was elected a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers on 3 December 1850, and contributed many papers to their Proceedings, being awarded a Telford medal in 1866 for his paper -On the hydraulic lift graving dock-, and a Watt medal in 1868 for those on -The durability of materials-. Two years' residence in Buenos Aires, Paraguay, and Uruguay, provided material for his Visit to South America (1878). (ODNB)

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      London: John Murray, 1850. 2 volumes. First edition. A publisher's presentation copy with manuscript presentation on the general titlepage of volume two. Each volume with both the general title-page for the set and the specific title-page for the volume. 8vo, in beautifully decorated publisher's original olive green moire cloth elaborately stamped in blind on the spines and all covers in arabesque designs, the spines lettered in gilt. xv, 373, ads; xvi, 500, 16 ads pp. A fine set in completely original state, rare thus, a very fresh and clean set, the cloth bright and the text near pristine. A FIRST EDITION SET QUITE SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION, FULLY ORIGINAL AND BEAUTIFULLY PRESERVED, APPEARING UNUSED AND AS PRISTINE. RARE THUS. From the preface: “Some apology may seem necessary for presenting a life of Mahomet at the present day, when no new fact can be added to those already known concerning him. Many years ago, during a residence in Madrid, the author projected a series of writings illustrative of the domination of the Arabs in Spain. These were to be introduced by a sketch of the life of the founder of the Islam Faith, and the first mover of Arabian conquest. Most of the particulars for this were drawn from Spanish sources, and from Gagnier’s traslation of the Arabian historian Abulfeda, a copy of which the author found in the Jesuits’ Library of the Convent of Isidro, at Madrid.... Such is the origin of the work now given to the public; on which the author lays no claim o novelty of fact, nor profundity of research. It still bears the type of a work intended for a family Library; in constructing which the whole aim of the writer has been to digest into an easy, perspicuous, and flowing narrative, the admitted facts concerning Mahomet, together with such legends and traditions as have been wrought into the whole system of oriental literature; and at the same time to give such a summary of his faith as might be sufficient for the general reader. Under such circumstances he has not thought it worth while to encumber his pages with a scaffolding of references and citations, nor to depart from the old English nomenclature of oriental names.”

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      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. Second Edition. Hardcover. Contents generally quite clean, front hinge partly cracked but cover tight; light edgewear mostly to the spine tips and a small, faint stain to front cover. Very Good or better. Original brown cloth. BAL 7601: First Printing; inserted catalog dated October 1, 1849. Clark A16.2: 2,500 copies. Contains the first appearance of Hawthorne's Preface to his most famous work. Lightly inked name of C. H. Smith at top of title page and lightly pencilled name of H. D. Hull on the front endpaper.

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        The Rev. C.W. Lawrence's "Few Words from a Pastor to His People on the Subject of the Latter-Day Saints" Replied to and Refuted

      [Liverpool]: Sadler. Very Good-. [1850?]. Original cloth. Very Good- copy with sunned spine, underlined title, tanned pages, and trimmed bottom margins (shaving off several words). Twenty-five blank leaves at the end. Modern 3/4 morocco and blue cloth; Linforth is remembered for his elaborately illustrated work, ROUTE FROM LIVERPOOL TO GREAT SALT LAKE VALLEY (Liverpool, 1855). This is his only religious publication. Flake locates five copies. FLAKE 4943. GRAFF 2500 .

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        The works of Lord Byron, with a life and illustrative notes / by William Anderson

      Published: Edinburgh, London : A. Fullarton & Co., [1850], 1850. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 2 vols (cxxiv, 270, 465 pp) : illus., ports.. ; 24cm. Subjects: Lord Byron -- Poetry. Notes: Dated from BL Catalogue. Illustrations: engravings mostly by E. Finden, from drawings by various artists including J. H. W. Turner. With 74 steel engraved plates. Very good copy in contemporary aniline calf over dark sea-green buckram boards with gilt raised bands and gilt lettering to contrasting black volume label to spines. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Volume 2 has slight tear to spine band. All-Edges-Marble with faint scattered marginal foxing.

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        Kleederdragten, en typen, der bewoners van Nederland

      Amsterdam: P.G. Van Lom, [1850–65?]. 12mo (16.8 x 178.6 cm, 6.6 x 70.3"). 16 hand-colored plates on [16] pp. This captivating souvenir, rather large of its kind, illustrates the => dress of Dutch men and women in various provinces, shown in => 16 brightly colored chromolithographic plates, all with short captions in Dutch. While most of the plates show individual women with fancy headresses, four depict couples; one plate depicts a couple riding in a horse-drawn carriage, two show couples strolling, and a fourth is of two women with a dogcart. Finally, one plate shows a man alone leaning against the prow of a beached dory, pipe jauntily in mouth, waders up over his thighs, wearing a red tee shirt that is as red as a Dutch tulip. The contents unfold accordion-style in one long strip comprised of four pieces neatly joined together in a => leporello binding. Fully extended, the images "spread" => almost six feet. Lipperheide 969; Colas 1618; Hiler, p. 501; Landwehr, Studies in Dutch Books With Colored Plates, 333–4. Publisher's yellow paper over boards with red lettering and decoration incorporating the arms of Amsterdam on front cover, yellow-tan calf spine; boards lightly soiled/stained, extremities lightly rubbed, remnants of red sticker partially removed with loss to underlying imprint formation on front cover, and pencil-doodled tassel(?) to cap of woman on rear cover. => Plates vivid and fresh, detailed and ELEGANT.

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      Philadelphia. 1850.. 60,[1]pp. plus plate of gold coinage. Frontis. Original printed boards, gilt- lettered cover with illustrations of gold coins, expertly rebacked in matching paper, a.e.g. Covers slightly rubbed. Very good. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. Included as illustrative material is a sample of genuine gold from the California mines, as well as an inserted leaf illustrating California and Mormon coins, in gilt. The authors were the official assayers for the Philadelphia Mint at the time of this work's publication, and the book was intended as a guide for those unfamiliar with recent advances in coinage and assaying. The text includes much data regarding the recent strikes in California, and devotes an entire chapter to the analysis of the quality of ore coming from California. The sample is included so that the novice can discriminate between alloyed and unalloyed gold. There is also a discussion of the coinage of various countries of the world, including the TONG TSIEN of China, a "trashy coin...extremely convenient for alms-giving, a single piece being the usual quietus for a beggar." "...An extraordinary and colorful souvenir of the Gold Rush" - Wheat. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 67. HOWELL 50:74. STREETER SALE 2629. KURUTZ 217a. COWAN, p.76.

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        The Shoe and Canoe, or, Pictures of Travel in The Canadas. Illustrative of Their Scenery and of Colonial Life

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1850. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. Two volumes. 8vo, pp. xv, [1], 352; viii, 346. with half-titles. Newer half leather with 5 raised bands on spine with red leather labels with gilt type. New marbled boards and new end papers. Internally some marks and foxing throughout. 4 engraved maps (2 folding) & 21 engraved plates (incl. 1 plan). 2 maps, of which one is folding (Quebec and General map with some foxing). 8 plates. Small tear repaired. Volume 2. vii, 346. 2 maps ( Lake of the Woods; Fall of Niagara) and 13 plates, engraved after sketches by the author, include views of northern Ontario: Black Falls on Lake Superior, Drummond Island, Confiance Harbour, Lake Entredeux, Lake Boisblanc, Fluor Island, Nipigon Bay, Thunder Mountains, Lake Lacroix and The Rat Portage, Lake of the Woods.& A handsome set externally and internally some spotting and foxing otherwise condition very good., & , The author was a British army surgeon and geologist who came to Lower Canada in 1818. In 1819 he went on a geological expedition, touring the Canadas to investigate the resources of the various areas. Bigsby was appointed medical officer and secretary to the British Boundary commission which, at that time, was involved in determining the boundaries in the Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie areas, the surveying of the northern areas of Lake Huron, and the surveying also of the large wild area of Fort William and the Lake of the Woods. This account of his experiences of these ventures, which took place between 1819 and 1822. Also includes important material on David Thompson.& Lande 1582, TPL 1426, DCB XI, pp. 72-73

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        Paintings of a Groined Ceiling in the Church of St. Francesco at Lodi. XIV Century

      [London: Thomas McLean, 1850]. Color printed lithograph with hand- finishing by W. Loeillot. 19 x 23 1/2 inches. A superb and colorful plate from the seminal "Specimens of Ornamental Art" Ludwig Gruner designed this study of motifs of ancient and Renaissance classicism while he resided in England. There he had participated in the design of the Crystal Palace and advised Prince Albert and Queen Victoria on acquisitions for what would become the Victoria and Albert Museum. Indeed, this sumptuous work on Roman and Italian design was dedicated to Prince Albert. His bold renditions of largely forgotten Classical pictorial ideas excited a revival in interest in earlier ages and cultures and spawned Owen Jones' work on ornamental motifs generally. But Gruner's grand, striking visual quotes from Italian palaces, churches and ancient buildings resonated with the Imperial mindset of England, France and Germany and established Classicism, once again, as the appropriate mode of architecture and design for rulers.

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        Sarcophage de Scipion

      [Paris: circa 1850]. Pencil, pen and wash drawing, with numerous, detailed measurements. 26 x 20 inches. A fascinating and beautiful drawing--or "rendu"--of an ancient Roman sarcophagus. A fine drawing from an architectural student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the most influential architectural school in existence during much of the 18th century, the whole of the 19th century and the first part of the 20th century. 'Students were eligible for the Ecole if they were at least fifteen years old, or under thirty. They began with the seconde classe, in which they competed in the concours d'émulation. These alternated between an esquisse --a rough sketch for which up to twelve hours was allowed--and a rendu --the large-scale finished drawing for which one to three months were allowed...Two to four years were usually required for a student to accumulate enough credits to enter the première classe. The same system was followed again, usually for two to three years, after which the student should have accumulated enough credits to compete for the Grand Prix de Rome. The winner of the Grand Prix was entitled to five years study under the auspices of the French Academy in Rome... For each of his first three years he was required to submit an analytical study of an ancient monument. For his fourth year he had to submit a complete reconstruction of a major classical work. For his fifth year he was required to submit an original work designed to a program of his own invention... "This study of the sarcophagus of Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus was part of an Ecole de Beaux Arts student's portfolio. The sarcophagus was one of many in the Scipio family tomb on the Via Appia just outside of Roma, and it dates from c. 290 B.C. The obituary text reads, English, "Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus, son of Gnaeus, a valiant gentleman and wise, whose fine form matched his bravery very well, was aedile, consul and censor among you, he conquered Taurasia and Cisauna, in fact, Samnium, he overcame all the Lucanian lands and brought back hostages." Arthur Drexler, The Architecture of the Ecole des Beaux- Arts. New York, MoMA, 1977.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Hand Drawn Floor Plans of Roman Architecture

      sp;, 1850 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Atruly uniqueandbeautiful hand-drawn collection of floor plansdepicting many Roman buildings. Containing six hand-sewn and separately bound portfolios, with pasted in,hand-drawn and hand-coloured floor plans. Each portfolio is complete with its original illustrations and handwritten title page in French. Floor plans include thatoftheatres, chapels, villas, librarys and churches; including theBasilica of Saint Clement. All sketches are dated 1850 and most areinitialled E. V. S. Condition: In a quarter calf portfolio with paper covered boards and original cloth ties. Externally, a trifle rubbed with wear to extremities and loss to the spine. Both joints are starting. Internally, all separate portfolios are firmly bound and loosely inserted into the large externalportfolio. Bright throughout with the occasional spot. Chipping tothe textblock edgeand some closed tears to the pasted in illustrations. Three are loose but present. Overall: GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Ancient Roman Tesselated Pavement Lately Discovered at Brecia. Two Fifths of the Original Size

      [London: Thomas McLean, 1850]. Color printed lithograph with hand- finishing. 19 1/4 x 24 3/4 inches. A superb and colorful plate from the seminal "Specimens of Ornamental Art" Ludwig Gruner designed this study of motifs of ancient and Renaissance classicism while he resided in England. There he had participated in the design of the Crystal Palace and advised Prince Albert and Queen Victoria on acquisitions for what would become the Victoria and Albert Museum. Indeed, this sumptuous work on Roman and Italian design was dedicated to Prince Albert. His bold renditions of largely forgotten Classical pictorial ideas excited a revival in interest in earlier ages and cultures and spawned Owen Jones' work on ornamental motifs generally. But Gruner's grand, striking visual quotes from Italian palaces, churches and ancient buildings resonated with the Imperial mindset of England, France and Germany and established Classicism, once again, as the appropriate mode of architecture and design for rulers.

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