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        Lake Como [and:] Lake Maggiore

      Italy: circa 1850. Pair of views, gouache over faint etched line, black gouache border. Period gilt and faux bois frames. 8 3/4 x 34 inches. Veneer with elaborate gold leaf lip. Framed Size: 21 x 46 inches. Two splendid, panoramic views of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore Catering to the foreigners flocking to the region on The Grand Tour, this pair of hand- painted prints beautifully depict the famed, picturesque lakes, with rich bands of blue highlighting the water and sky, with the surrounding hills and mountains dotted with luxurious villas. In the view of Lake Maggiore, we see from a very high vantage point the Borromean Islands: Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori,with their extraordinary gardens. The view of Lake Como looks north up the lake towards Switzerland from above Bellagio, which occupies the point at which the lake divides in two. The paintings are clearly intended as a pair, the images being almost identical in size with matching black painted margins. The prints are as issued with black labels covering the original printed titles

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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      New York, Printed for the author, and sold by Isaac & Solomons. 1850. Period Boards. 8vo. V, 87 pages. 24 cm. Singerman 1149; Rosenbach 675. A collection of hypothetical dialogues between Christians and Jews on various issues, including: “Have the Jews corrupted their Scripture? ” – “Dissimilarity between the Christian Messiah and the one foretold by the Prophets, ” – “Jesus a Prophet, ” – “Reason of the continued exile of the Jews, ” – “Comparison between the Law of Moses and that of Jesus; an abrogation of the former, and practicability of the latter, ” – “Reasons of the Jews being so determinedly opposed to Christianity, ” – “The general expectation of the Messiah and consequent appearance of so many pretenders about the time when Jesus appeared. ” Selig Newman was a German Hebraist; he "was educated at Posen, but in 1814 went to England and was appointed minister to the Plymouth [Jewish] congregation, teaching Hebrew at the same time at the University of Oxford. His faith debarred him from a professorship, but among his pupils were numbered many distinguished Christian and Jewish scholars. While in London Newman took part in a spirited debate with some Christians on the Messianic prophecies. At an advanced age he sailed for America and settled in New York, gaining a livelihood as teacher and writer. In 1850 he published a work entitled 'The Challenge Accepted, ' consisting of a series of dialogues between a Jew and a Christian respecting the fulfilment of the prophecies on the advent of the Messiah. He published also: 'Emendations of the English Version of the Old Testament, ' 1839; a 'Hebrew and English Lexicon, ' 1841; and a Hebrew grammar, which was much used for elementary instruction among English Jews. SUBJECT (S) : Messiah -- Prophecies. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (American Antiquarian Society, National Library of Israel) . Very good condition in very basic period binding. (AMR-38-2) xx .

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books]
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      London: R. Groombridge, 1850. N. D. Circa 1850. Eight volumes bound in two. 96 hand-coloured coloured plates, with four illustrations to each plate. A little cockling to the lower part of some pages to vol I and minimal associated water staining to the odd page. Rare to find a complete set. Please contact us for further details.. Unknown. Half Leather. Very Good. Sm 4to.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        Including.Sommo Pont ce Nella Notte del S.Natale. S.Padre in Sedia Gestatoria,Cardinale in Cappa Stesa,Cantore Pontificio,Guardia Nobile,and Capitano Svizzero,among others

      NP.ND.,circa 1850. CONCERTINA BOOK.(4.5 x 3.2 inches).Thirty fine hand coloured engraved plates,some heightened with gold.The plates fold out to full length of 89 inches.No text.The whole work is cased in a red,decorative paper covered folder with marbled paper inside.This has its own slip case with the same pattered red paper covering.An attractive little series of illustrations.:

      [Bookseller: Paul Foster Books]
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        The Ojibway Conquest, A Tale of the Northwest

      EARLY  PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY COPWAY.First edition, 19cm x 11cm (7 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches), ix, (1), [11]-91pp.; Blue/green blind embossed cloth  with gold gilt design elaborate on spine with title and author encircled with leaves, all gilt. (cover has little wear on corners and spine).  Plate of George Copway opposite title page and tissue covered.  Age toned pages, otherwise very good condition. A nice copy.Dedication page reads as follows: "The Short Sketch of the Bravery and Prowess of the Ojibway Nation, is most respectfully Dedicated to Col. T. L. McKinney, by his Friend, K". Verses of the battles through which the Ojibway Indians took control of the lands controlled by the Sioux around Lake Superior and east of the Mississippi River.Presentation copy lightly written in pencil  "Presented to Mrs. Ward By her most obliged friend Kahgegagahbowh? and lower down under this: NY May 30 1850 No 97 (...)"An epic poem but with controversy.  Julius Taylor Clark, a former Indian agent, later claimed (and probably did) to have written it. Apparently Clark gave the manuscript to Copway to publish on the understanding that Copway would use the money earned to promote the creation of an Indian territory west of the Mississippi. An early poetic narrative published by a Native American writer. Copway, wrote extensively about the history, culture, and traditions of his people. Field 363; Sabin 16718.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        The Life, Letters, and Speeches of Kah-ge-ga-gah-Bowh, or G. Copway, a chief of the Ojibwa Nation (1850)

      17.8 cm x 10.5cm, (7 x 41/8 inches, x, [11]-224 pages, Old reback at some time, full worn leather with leather label on spine with gilt type. Insides with water staining and foxing through out.Signed in pencil by Copway on a free endpaper, as follows, "From George Copway, Ojibway Nation."Condition would be fair.1850 NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN SIGNED LEATHER OJIBWA TRIBEGeorge Copway (1818 ? January 1869) was a Mississauga Ojibwa writer, lecturer, and advocate of Native Americans. His Ojibwa name was Kah-Ge-Ga-Gah-Bowh or "Standing Firm" or "He who stands firm".The first edition, as published in New York by S.W. Benedict, New York, the first edition. Copway was born near Trenton, Ontario, into a traditional Ojibwa family who later converted to Methodism. After conversion, he attended the local mission school and eventually became a missionary for the Methodist church.In 1840, he met English woman Elizabeth Howell whose family were farmers in the Toronto area. They married and moved to Minnesota to serve as missionaries. The couple later returned to Canada where Copway served as a missionary for the Saugeen and Rice Lake Bands of the Ojibwa. In 1846, he was accused and convicted of embezzlement and was defrocked by the Methodists.He then left Canada for New York City and wrote The Life, History and Travels of Kah-ge-ga-gah-Bowh (1847), the first published book by a First Nations person.In 1851, he started his own weekly newspaper in New York City titled Copway's American Indian which ran for approximately three months. He died in Oka, Quebec.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books Inc. (IOBA)]
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        Relation des opérations de l'armée russe en Hongrie, sous les ordres du feld-maréchal prince de Varsovie, comte Paskevitch d'Erivan. Précédée d'un aperçu historique sur la Hongrie.

      Paris, Cosson, 1850, - gr. in-8, 239 pp. (dont XIV), carte dépl., broché.Nombreuses rousseurs.Unique édition de cet ouvrage rare. La monarchie autrichienne ne parvint pas à juguler l'insurrection hongroise de 1848 sans l'aide de la Russie, formalisée par un engagement de Nicolas Ier. Le corps d'intervention russe en Hongrie fut placé sous le commandement de Paskéwitch, qui s'était déjà illustré en Pologne au double niveau civil et militaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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      Paris. Very Good+. 1850. Hardcover. Complete 8 volume set in French. Half black moroccan leather bound covers with 5 raised bands over marbled boards have light wear to corners . Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Marbled end sheets and paste downs still glossy. Pages clean with only very faint ocassional foxing and appear unread. Complete with b&w engraved plates, several hand colored plates, and maps, all protected by tissue. .

      [Bookseller: New Boston Fine and Rare Books]
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        Hand Drawn Floor Plans of Roman Architecture

      sp; 1850 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Original detailed architectural technical-drawing of the construction of archways, titled 'Planchers Combles Feuille III'

      [Paris: circa 1850]. Pencil, pen and wash drawing, with numerous sub- titles in ink, signed "J. Litoux". 22 1/2 x 37 inches. A fascinating and beautiful architectural drawing - or 'rendu' of basic elements of house construction in cluding walls, floors, doorways, roofs and ceilings. 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... In the seconde classe the student was required to attend a variety of lectures in theory, history, and construction, and learned to prepare construction drawings... Work was done at ateliers located outside the precincts of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. These were rented and organized by the students themselves, and the students had the right to invite a teacher of their own choice to serve as their maître. The teacher himself did not have to be a member of the faculty of the Ecole, nor - at least in principle - did he have to be a practicing architect.' (Arthur Drexler. The Architecture of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. New York, MoMA, 1977, p.8-9) Arthur Drexler, The Architecture of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. New York, MoMA, 1977

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        Specimens of Ornamental Art Selected from the Best Models of the Classical Epochs Plate #70. Painted Ceiling and Freize from the Palazzo Veccio at Mantua. XVI Century

      London: Thomas M'Lean, 1850. First printing A Near Fine Original Chromolithograph. Folio. 25.5 x 20 inches, 647.7 x 508 mm. Elegantly French-matted in natural rag and framed in period gilt molding. (32 x 27 in, 812.8 x 685.8 mm). This fine and rare plate was printed in multiple colors, requiring up 20 separate stones, and finished by hand. The work was most likely executed by Wickelmann & Sons of Berlin, for which they received the Metal Prize at the Great Exhibition in 1851. Considered the very height of Victorian color printing, the work was designed by Lewis (Ludwig) Gruner, (1801-1882). Born in Dresden, Gruner became Prince Albert's trusted adviser on art and design, particularly concerning details on the noted Crystal Palace, and potential acquisitions for the newly formed the South Kensington Museum, which was to become the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1852. In addition, Gruner was mentor to Owen Jones, whose massive book production, which included his popular treatise entitled The Grammar of Ornament, influenced the very nature of color plate printing and Victorian book design. In his invaluable bibliography entitled Victorian Book Design & Colour Printing, (University of California Press, 1972), Ruari McLean states, In Lewis Gruner's Specimens of Ornamental Art, many of the polychromatic plates are the finest yet seen in Britain, the craftsmanship to produce which must have rivaled that of the original artists, who include Giotto and Michelangelo, (and Raphael). Dedicated to Prince Albert, the expressed purpose of the work was to provide examples of design and ornament for industry, and is clearly one of the most impressive achievements of mid-Victorian color printing. (Faber Birren Book Collection 207, McLean 120.)

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        Details of the Paintings in Sta. Anastasia at Verona (Plate II)

      [London: Thomas McLean, 1850]. Color printed lithograph with hand- finishing. 19 x 24 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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        Alle Theile des Feuer-Lösch-Wesens

      Ulm, 1850. 21 cm. 6, 67, (1) Seiten mit 100 Abbildungen auf 10 ausfaltbaren lithographierten Tafeln. Original-Verlagseinband, Halbleineneinband - NDB 15, 656 - Erstausgabe, erschienen im Selbstverlag des Verfassers. Magirus (1824 - 1895), Kommandant der Ulmer freiwilligen Feuerwehr, bemühte sich um fortschrittliches Feuerwehrgerät, insbesondere Feuerwehrleitern, die technisch gut und billig sein sollten, damit auch kleine Feuerwehren sie anschaffen konnten. Seine wichtigsten Erfindungen und Neuentwicklungen waren 1847 eine verbesserte Hakenleiter, 1864 der selbsttätige Fallhaken und 1872 die sogenannte "Ulmer Leiter" (NDB). Die Tafeln zeigen Spritzenwagen, Feuerhaken, Handspritzen, Schutzanzüge, Steiggeräte, Rettungseinrichtungen usw. Tafel 10 zeigt die Rettung einer Bibliothek mittels Abwurf durch eine Segeltuchröhre. Schönes, fleckenfreies Exemplar -

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      Mexico: Imprenta de Juan R. Navarro, 1850.. 123pp. plus two folding maps. Large octavo. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt. Head of spine rubbed, hinges cracking, corners bumped. Bookplate on front pastedown. Titlepage lightly foxed, minor scattered foxing. Near fine. The author was the surveyor for the Mexican boundary survey after the Mexican War. This work describes his surveys from San Diego to the confluence of the Gila and Colorado rivers, and much of the text consists of daily entries made between July 1849 and January 1850. The folding maps illustrate the port of San Diego and the area of California and Arizona around the junction of the two rivers. "Salazar gives the earliest detailed account of the previously unsurveyed border regions of California and Central Arizona" - Hill. This book is quite scarce on the market, and this is only the third copy we have encountered in more than fifteen years. STREETER SALE 2648. WAGNER-CAMP 190. HILL 1514. HOWES S47, "b." GRAFF 3652. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 690, 691. PALAU 286944.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      [United States. ca. 1850?].. Four individual sheets, three matted and one mounted on card. Some scattered foxing, affecting two of the watercolors. Generally very good. Isaac Sprague was one of the most prolific and well-known illustrators of flora and fauna in 19th-century America. STAFLEU & COWAN lists seven composite works, ranging from 1848 to 1891, that included Sprague's illustrations, in addition to his WILD FLOWERS OF AMERICA and FLOWERS OF THE FIELD AND FOREST, both published in 1882. He is particularly remembered for accompanying John James Audubon on his expedition up the Missouri River in 1843, aiding the master painter with ornithological sketches and drawings; the two first met on August 19, 1840, when Audubon admired the young artist's bird drawings. Audubon recorded the meeting in a journal entry: "Saw some very remarkable drawings of birds (far better than any ever made by the immortal Alexr- Wilson) by a young man named Sprague. Truly wonderful drawings, my dearest friends. But this person was out shooting and I did not see him. I however wrote a few lines on several of them the purports of which, I trust, will not displease him." The diary Sprague kept on this trip, in which he gave useful accounts of the settlements and topography of the Missouri River valley, is now held by the Boston Athenaeum. Sprague also illustrated several works by important naturalist Asa Gray, including his BOTANICAL TEXT-BOOK and MANUAL OF BOTANY OF THE NORTHERN UNITED STATES. Gray's wife, the editor of his letters, wrote the following description, cited in McKelvey's BOTANICAL EXPLORATION: "President, then Professor, Felton...knowing Dr. Gray was looking for someone for his scientific drawings, recommended Mr. Sprague, and he began with the illustrations for the Lowell lectures and the new edition of the BOTANICAL TEXT-BOOK. Dr. Gray was delighted with his gift for beauty, his accuracy, his quick appreciation of structure and his skill in making dissections. Mr. Sprague was from that time his chief and almost only, illustrator for his books, both educational and purely scientific." The drawings are as follow: 1) BLUE JAY. Original watercolor, 12 x 9 3/4 inches. Matted. Depicts a blue jay, beak open, perched on a branch, with a focus on the detailing of the head and feathers. Light foxing, but colors remain quite strong. A fine, precise work, in very good condition. 2) ROBIN AND HOLLY. Original watercolor, 12 x 9 3/4 inches. Matted. Marginal chipping and tape stains, not visible under mat. Tanned. Good condition, and quite visually appealing. Depicts an American Robin perched on a holly branch, with holly leaves and berries in the background. 3) PINE GROSBEAK. Pencil drawing, 15 x 11 inches. Matted. In fine condition. A fine sketch of this Western bird, labeled in pencil in the lower left corner. 4) SAVANNAH SPARROW. Original watercolor, 5 x 4 1/4 inches. Mounted on card. Some soiling and foxing. Good. A beautifully detailed small drawing, with particular attention paid to the mottled coloration of the feathers. Although none of the works is signed, each has a provenance connecting it either to a Sprague descendant or to an early owner in Sprague's native Hingham, Massachusetts. The pieces were eventually sold through Goodspeed's Book Shop in the 1960s. On the whole, a remarkable group of original works by an important ornithological and botanical illustrator, acclaimed by no lesser contemporary naturalists than Audubon and Gray. McKelvey, BOTANICAL EXPLORATION, pp.834-836. STAFLEU AND COWAN 12.635 and 12.636 (ref). BM NATURAL HISTORY V:1993 (ref).

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        Gazpacho: Or, Summer Months in Spain

      London: John W. Parker, 1850. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. viii, 276pp. plus 4pp publisher's catalogue. Publisher's deep rose-colored cloth in what appears to be a fine sand-grain pattern. Embossed in blind on the boards and in blind on the spine with gilt titles. Pale yellow endpapers. Engraved armorial bookplate of John Becher on the front pastedown, with his motto: 'Bis vivit qui bene [vivit].' Topics cover Burgos - Madrid - Segovia - El Escorial - Toledo - Granada - Alpujarras - Málaga - Gibraltar - Ronda - Sevilla - Córdoba - Cádiz - Jerez de la Frontera - Vigo. Errata slip present. Boards lightly spotted (mostly on the rear board), the first and last two leaves are lightly foxed, spine sunned, else this is an exceptionally nice copy with only traces of soil and wear and with the spine titles bright. Palau 55 295.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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        Christmas-Eve and Easter-Day. A Poem

      Chapman & Hall, London 1850 - Original brown cloth with blindstamped oval design on both covers, gilt lettering on spine. First binding state (Carter A). William Bell Scott's Copy, with his bookplate attached to front pastedown. A superb copy, very fine. Rarely seen thus. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Edward Nudelman Rare Books]
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        The Complete Herbal; to Which is now Added, Upwards of One Hundred Additional Herbs, with a Display of their Medicinal and Occult Qualities;

      London - Thomas Kelly 1850 - 4to. (29 cm.) Bound in fine modern leather, gilt ruled, with raised bands. Handsome floral stamp on front board. v, 398 p. 20 color plates, port. Clean, unmarked pages. See our pictures. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Souvenirs d'Egypte

      Paris: Lemercier, [circa 1850]. Large folio. (22 1/8 x 16 3/8 inches). Lithographed and mounted on cloth guards throughout: tinted title with integral vignette by and after Alexandre Bida, 24 tinted plates titled in French, Arabic and English (comprising: 12 views after E. Barbot drawn on stone by Eug. Ciceri with occasional help from C. Bour; 12 costume/character studies by and after Alexandre Bida), all printed by Lemercier. Contemporary brown half morocco over blue cord-grained cloth, upper cover titled in gilt "Souvenirs / d'Egypte", spine in seven compartments with semi-raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with simple repeat decoration in gilt, cream/orange glazed endpapers. A spectacular and rare album featuring the work of two important French Orientalist artists. Only a single copy of this work is listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty-five years, and according to Chadenat this album was never sold commercially. The twenty four uniformly excellent plates include twelve topographical views after Barbot of Egyptian sights and cities from Philae to Cairo, ancient and modern, all peopled and bustling with life. Alexandre Bida's contribution consists of twelve beautifully-observed character studies of the people he encountered in the region: an Albanian, a Copt, dancers, ladies, a donkey driver, a groom, etc. Bida, studied under Eugene Delacroix, and travelled extensively through Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon and Palestine. "E. Barbot" is Prosper Barbot (1798-1878), a pupil of Jules Coignet and Louis Watelet, who made two journeys to Egypt in 1844 and 1846 travelling from Cairo south across the desert. Colas I.326; Chadenat 761 ("Tres belle album non mis dans le commerce."); Lipperheide I, Ma32

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850. Hard Cover. Fine binding with very good interior. Hard Cover. First Edition, First State with all of the first edition issue points except for page 132 (this copy has "screwed" instead of "screamed"). Includes 39 illustrations. In an attractive modern binding of three quarter red morocco with red cloth covered boards. The title and author are stamped in gilt to the spine, which has five raised bands, and a facsimile of the author';s signature is stamped in gilt to the front board. A lengthy gift inscription dating from 1993 is on one of the modern front free endpapers. Some of the illustrations have minor browning and a few spots of foxing which are visible mainly along the margins. The bottom left corners of most of the illustrations are dampstained. The pages of text, which are printed on a different type of paper, all remain very clean. Some are slightly cockled in the margin of the bottom left corner, none are dampstained. A small newspaper article has been laid in and this has resulted in minor browning on the facing page. Clean and bright overall with a tight, attractive binding. Marbled endpapers. Binding is in fine condition; interior is in very good condition. 624 pages. LIT/112311.

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop]
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        The Personal History Of David Copperfield

      Bradbury & Evans, 1850. Good, browning and spotting to plates, largely confined to margins, some scuffing and small amount of loss to marbling on sides, original covers and spine, professionally repaired. Hardback, 8vo, xiv, errata page, 624 pp, engraved title page dated 1850, illustrated, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, half leather, raised bands, compartments decorated in gold, marbled sides illustrations by H K Browne; (slightly damaged) bookplate of Augusta De La Rue on pastedown, presumably the same Augusta De La Rue Dickens treated with mesmerism in1844; 1st edition with all errors for first issue with the exception of 'screamed' on p 132

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne

      Bradbury & Evans, London, 1850,, 1850. First Edition, First Issue, with 'screamed' for 'screwed' p. 132. Bound from the parts. 8vo., pps. (xvi) + 624. Illustrated with 39 engraved plates and engraved title. Contemporary binding of dark green half calf with burgundy title label, recently replaced, and extra gilt to spine, marbled boards, end papers and edges. Content clean. Upper joint starting but holding strong. A superior copy.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The History of Pendennis

      Bradbury and Evans, London, 1850. The History of Pendennis by W.M. Thackeray. First edition in original blue-green cloth. 2 volumes. Publisher: Bradbury and Evans, London, 1850. Binding is in very good plus condition, some corner wear at the fore edges, some light rubbing, light wear at the top and bottom of the spine. Contents clean, occasional small area of foxing. Image transfer to text pages from the illustrations. 384, 373 pages. Overall a wonderful copy. Inventory #10-331.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Discovery Bay Old Books]
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        Souvenirs d'un voyage dans la Tartarie, le Thibet et la Chine pendant les années 1844, 1845 et 1846

      Paris, Adrien le Clere 1850.. 2 vols. 2 Bll., 426; 2 Bll., 516 S. Mit 1 mehrf. gefalt. lithogr. Karte. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückengoldpräg. Exlibris. EA. Henze II, 643; Aschoff 920; Cordier BS 2119 - Édition originale. - "Bei dem Mangel an europäischen Aufschlüssen über Ost-Tibet war aber das Wenige, das Huc bot, immer noch willkommen. Seine aus dem Gedächtnis gewandt niedergeschriebenen 'Souvenirs' wurden scharf kritisiert und auch angezweifelt. Doch haben spätere Reisende die Wahrhaftigkeit Hucs außer Frage gestellt und den ethnographischen Wert seiner Ausführungen betont." (Henze)

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        Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847

      London: T. & W. Boone 1850, 1st Edition. () viii,247,[1]pp. + 8pp. (publisher's ads). Near fine. Octavo in original blindstamped green cloth with pale yellow coated endpapers and two folding maps. A minimal amount of fading to spine. A touch of foxing on the fore edge. A totally unsophisaticated copy of the book. A.B. 14097; Streeter 3715; Wagner-Camp 187. Rae's expedition, another shoe-string effort by the Hudson's Bay Company (he was given supplies for four months but was expected to be out fifteen months), was to explore the arctic coastline from Repulse Bay west to Simpson's easternmost point. He explored both sides of Committee Bay and established that Boothia was a peninsula and not an island. This title commanded large sums even in Stefansson's time, in an account of his polar library Stefansson mentions that at auction copies were going for $50 and $75 while other rare arctic titles, some by more famous men, were only getting $5 and $10. Just the Best Copy!.

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        Album Artistique de la Reine Hortense. Livre D'Art de la Reine Hortense. Une Visite a Augsburg, Esquisse Biographique. Lettres, Dessins, et Musique

      Paris: Typographie Plon Freres, Heugel & Cie.. Half Morocco. Very Good Minus. Circa 1850 to1860. Oblong, 27.5 by 38 cm, or 10.5 by 15 inches. 23, [67] pp. Hortense was the step-daughter of Napoleon (she was the daughter of Josephine). She was married off to Napoleon's brother, Louis, who was made the king of Holland during the years 1806 to 1810. Significantly for this particular production, Hortense was the mother of Louis Napoleon, also known as Napoleon III, who at the time this opulent work was published, was the ruler of France, which thus explains the opulent commemoration of her here, as evident in the use of gold in its printing! Hortense was, in fact, of an artistic bent, and so contained herein are examples of her painting and musical compositions. There are six plates engraved by F. Sorrieu after paintings by Hortense and 24 pages of musical score by her (lyrics by the Comte de la Garde). Includes letters written by Hortense and a biography by Hippolyte Prevost. The gorgeous chromolithographs, seven in all, were done by Lemercier. Leather is rubbed and scuffed. Foxing, heavy in a few places, generally because of the card or paper.

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        The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare; Illustrated: Embracing A Life of the Poet, and Notes, Original and Selected and The Poetical Works of Shakespeare

      Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company. 1850-1851. Eight volumes, rebound in half black leather with five raised bands and black cloth covered boards, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. A near fine set with a few scattered small scuffs on the leather, one volume has a bump and scuff at the top of the spine. A very nice looking set. .

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      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1850. ...[Vol.I - xxvii, 799 pgs., Vol.II - xvi, 778pgs.]... VOL. I HAS 30 FULL PAGE PLATES(MOST TINTED) AND 2 LARGE FOLDOUT CHARTS. INCLUDED IN THE PLATES IS THE FRONTIS WHICH IS DOUBLE PAGED. VOL. II HAS 20 FULL PAGE PLATES(TINTED) INCLUDING THE FRONTIS...4 TABLES IN APPENDIX OF VOL.I, 2 ARE LARGE FOLDOUT, ALSO SEVERAL WOODCUTS...TABLES IN APPENDIX OF VOL. II...CHESNEY WAS THE FOUNDER OF THE OVERLAND ROUTE TO INDIA. "HIS ENERGY, COURAGE, AND PERSEVERANCE WERE UNBOUNDED, AND HIS PURSUIT OF HIS MISSION WAS UNSELFISH AND ZEALOUS AND DEVOTED". IN 1831 HE CARRIED OUT THE PRELIMINARY SURVEY ALONE FLOATING DOWN THE EUPHRATES ON A RAFT. LATER TWO STEAMSHIPS WERE ASSIGNED TO THE EXPEDITION ONE OF WHICH SUNK BEFORE IT WAS COMPLETED...Spines of both volumes have been repaired some time ago ...In leather with original gilt decorated stamped leather boards and original title laid down...Marbled endpapers and marbled textblock...Ex-Lib. from the Newton Free Library. Bookplates in both volumes as well as library stamps at the corners of most plates...Foxing on plate pages only, mostly in the margin areas, as well as some offsetting...Edges worn...Relatively clean very readable with most of the plates intact...A RARE SET.... Full-Leather. Good. 4to.

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