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        Pictorial History Of Mexico And The Mexican War: Comprising An Account Of The Ancient Aztec Empire, The Conquest By Cortes, Mexico Under The Spaniards, The Mexico Revolution, The Republic, The Texan War, And The Recent W

      Thomas Cowperthwait And Co. For James A. Bill, Philadelphia. 1850.. First published in 1848 this 1850 edition has had the binding professionally restored to retain as much of the original cover as possible. The interior is complete and all illustrations are present. Over 500 engravings from designs of W. Croome and other artists including six colored plates using the cromolithography process. Cromolithography was developed in the 1840s and this book, published in 1850, is an early example of the use of this process for printing color illustrations. All 6 color plates are present with the original tissue guards on each. Each plate is in fine condition. Many of the plates in this book have been reproduced and sold individually. Especially popular to reproduce is the black and white plate of the "Texas Ranger" on page 356. 640 pages. A very important book of the history of Mexico, Texas, and the Southwest . Due to the age of the book foxing is present on all pages, but the clarity of the text or illustrations is not affected. A 1 1/2 in closed tear is at the top of page 11. The book has an early owner's name written in that has not been identified. This book has been thoroughly inspected for missing pages and illustrations and any defects. The book has been rated as in Near Fine condition. A superb copy that you will likely not find anywhere in this condition. 1850 Edition. Book condition: Near Fine. No dust jacket. Binding is: Hardcover. 6 in. x 9 1/4 in.

      [Bookseller: Crossroad Books]
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        VITE DE' SANTI SCRITTE DI NUOVO DA LETTERATI FRANCESI E ITALIANI. Edizione illustrata (...)

      Prato Alberghetti 1850 4° Pagine 1 carta bianca + occhietto + 400 + 1 carta bianca. Legatura coeva in mezza percalina marrone. Titolo in oro al piatto anteriore racchiuso entro ricca bordura in oro. Titolo e fregi oro al dorso. Dorso con lievi mende. Sguardie in seta. Lievissime fioriture a lievi tracce d'uso. Ottima copia. Opera ricca di un imponente apparato iconografico costituito da circa 50 capolettera istoriati e circa 400 incisioni in legno e acciaio L'opera raccoglie la vita di una 50 di Santi istoriandone in 8 pagine i principali avvenimenti ad essi riferiti. All'inizio del volume si trova l'Elenco dei Santi e l'elenco delle incisioni date come istruzione al legatore.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
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        Gold Rush letter.]

      - Mariposa Alta California June 17, 1850. 4to, three-page letter written in ink, folded, stamped in red ÒSan Francisco July 1 40. In fine condition. This exceptionally interesting letter is from James Shephard Jn. to Mrs. Samuel H. Smith, 148 Hammond Street, New York, breaking the news that her husband has died due to a wound in the leg from an Indian attack that left an arrowhead sunk into an artery. Although the leg was amputated he died soon thereafter, despite being attended by five doctors (one of whom seems to also have been wounded in the attack). Shephard assures the widow that his financial affairs will be handled properly and offers lengthy condolences.

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        Die Kunstverein. Neue serie: Stahlstich-Sammlung der vorzüglichsten Gemälde der Dresdener Gallerie. Nebst Text von Adolph Görling.

      2 volumes. Verlag der Englischen Kunst-Anstalt von A.H. Payne, Leipzig und Dresden ((c. 1850). 4to. 354 pages. 2 steel-engraved frontispice plates + 136 steel-engraved plates.Contemporary red half-calf bindings with richly gilt spines. Some foxing, mostly to text pages. Spines faded. Slight wear to corners.. Complete set of this fine collection of steel-engraved reproductions of the masterpieces in the Dresdener Gallerie. A splendid demonstration of the state-of-the-art of steel-engraving

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        Richard Hertwig 15 offprints dated from 1874-1920

      Various. PAMPHLET. Richard Hertwig 1850-1937 German zoologist. 15 offprints dated from 1874-1920 Title list available. Most in good to very good condition. Earliest 2 presentation copies. A few have Edmund B. Wilson stamps, one an institution stamp. Early titles: Beitrage zu einer einheitlichen Auffassung der verschiedenen Kernformen (1874) foxing to wrappers; Ueber den Bau und die Entwicklung der Spirochona gemmipara (1877). 19th Century Science. Science. Antiquarian. * Rare books make Fine Gifts. Shipped in new box. Free tracking USA. Quality, Value, Experience. . Very Good.

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        CUADRIPTICO, OSAKA KAGAMI 2

      - Reverso: Reforzado con trasera japonesa de época. Buen estado Año: 1850 Técnica: Xilografía. Grabado en madera, Medidas: cuatro planchas de 180 x 260 mm.

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        Payne's Book of Art with the Celebrated Galleries of Munich. Being a Selection of Subjects Engraved after Pictures by Old and Modern Masters with Descriptive Text together with a History of Art. 3 volume set

      Dresden, Leipzig, London A H Payne; W French [1850]. G+: in Good Plus condition. Minor rubbing and scuffing to covers. Occasional light foxing within. Sm. edge-tear and closed running tear to pages within volume I (some repaired with archival tape). Marbled endpapers and fore-edges First Edition Black half-leather cover 280mm x 210mm (11" x 8"). 163pp; 165pp; 180pp. Engraved plates throughout. 'Payne's book of art with the celebrated Galleries of Munich being a selection of subjects engraved after pictures by old and modern masters with descriptive text together with a history of art'.

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First edition. Hardcover. Modern three quarter green morocco and marbled boards. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Browne, H.K.. 624 pages. 22 x 15 cm. Early issue, errata slip, engraved title, and thirty-eight plates by Hablot K. Browne -- with first issue points noted by Smith: comma on plate p.386 [Traddle], and third "I" on p. viii raised Dicken's biographic novel, his first written in the first person. From the library of Hudson Gurney, antiquarian, verse writer and politician, serving as an MP six times: also a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Royal Society, and member of the British Archaeological Society. His name and crest front and back covers in gilt. GIMBEL A122. ECKEL pp.77-78. SADLIER 686. Plates heavily toned, raised bands, gilt spine panels and lettering, new endpapers.

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        First [-Fourth] report on the facts of earthquake phaenomena

      London, 1850-58. Foundation Work of Seismology-Author's CopyMallet, Robert (1810-81). (1) First [-third] report of the facts of earthquake phaenomena. Offprints from Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1850 (1850), Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1851 (1852) and Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science for 1852 [-54] (1852-55). [2], 87; [2], 273-320; [2], 176, [1], 118-212, 326pp. 6 plates, numbered 12-17. 218 x 135 mm. Three items in 2, bound in 19th century marbled boards rebacked and recornered in calf, slightly rubbed. Light toning, edges of some plates a little frayed, but very good. Mallet's copy, with his signature on the title of the first report; the first two reports interleaved with both autograph and printed corrections inserted throughout; autograph note on p. 153 of the third report. (2) [with John William Mallet.] The earthquake catalogue of the British Association, with the discussion, curves, and maps, etc. . . . Being third and fourth reports. Offprint from Transactions of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1852-58). [2], 176, [1], 118-212, 326, 136pp. 15 plates. 221 x 140 mm. Original boards, cloth spine with paper label, rebacked, one corner bent. Light toning, but very good. First Separate Editions. Mallet, an Irish engineer and inventor, was a pioneering researcher on earthquakes, and his four reports on earthquakes, published in the journals of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, represent the first scientific work on the subject. Mallet coined the term "seismology" to describe the scientific study of earthquakes, and was also responsible for the terms "epicenter," "seismic focus" (the point at which an earthquake originates), "angle of emergence," "isoseismal line" (contour or line on a map bounding points of equal intensity for a particular earthquake), and "meizoseismal area" (area of maximum earthquake damage). "He produced an experimental seismograph in 1846. Important elements of his model, which was never actually used, were incorporated in the seismograph that Luigi Palmieri made in 1855. Between 1850 and 1861 Mallet set off explosions in different locations to determine the rate of travel of seismic waves in sand (825 feet per second), solid granite (1,665 feet per second) and quartzite (1,162 feet per second). According to A. Sieberg (1924), Mallet should be considered the founder of the physics of earthquakes. . . . Mallet presented his most important seismic results in four Report[s] to the British Association (1850, 1851, 1852-54, 1858) and in four editions of the Admiralty Manual of Scientific Enquiry (1849, 1851, 1859, 1871). Between them, they contain an extensive catalog-which he prepared and debated with his son, John W. Mallet-of 6,831 earthquakes reported between 1606 B.C. and A.D. 1858 and his seismic map of the world" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). We are offering Mallet's copies of his first, second and third reports, with his corrections and emendations. Accompanying these is the Earthquake Catalogue of the British Association, which incorporates Mallet's third and fourth reports.

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        Autograph letter signed to Charles Vincent Walker

      1850. Very Good. Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques (1796-1874). A.L.s. to Charles Vincent Walker (1812-82). Brussels, July 14, 1850. 2pp. 207 x 132 mm. Pin-holes in upper margin, small inkstain in lower corner. Provenance: Latimer Clark.Discusses the construction of telegraph lines in Belgium, and some packages of books on electricity and other subjects that Quetelet was sending to Wheatstone and Faraday. Quetelet, an astronomer at the Brussels Royal Observatory, published several memoirs on atmospheric electricity, terrestrial magnetism, meteorology, and related subjects; however, he is best known as one of the founders of social science. His correspondent, Charles V. Walker, had been involved in telegraphy since the 1840s; in 1848 he sent the first submarine telegraph message from a ship connected by two miles of cable to London Bridge, and in 1876 he served as president of the Society of Telegraph Engineers and Electricians. Origins of Cyberspace 182.

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        A SYSTEM OF AERONAUTICS, COMPREHENDING ITS EARLIEST INVESTIGATIONS, AND MODERN PRACTICE AND ART DESIGNED AS A HISTORY FOR THE COMMON READER, AND GUIDE TO THE STUDENT OF THE ART. IN THREE PARTS. CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE VARIOUS ATTEMPTS IN THE ART OF FLYING BY ARTIFICIAL MEANS, FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD DOWN TO THE DISCOVERY OF THE AERONAUTIC MACHINE BY THE MONTGOLFIERS, IN 1782, AND TO A LATER PERIOD. WITH A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE AUTHOR'S FIFTEEN YEARS EXPERIENCE IN AERIAL VOYAGES. ALSO, FULL INSTRUCTIONS IN THE ART OF MAKING BALLOONS, PARACHUTES, ETC. ETC., AS ADAPTED TO THE PRACTICE OF AERIAL NAVIGATION, AND DIRECTIONS TO PREPARE EXPERIMENTAL BALLOONS

      Philadelphia: Joseph A. Speel, 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. Scattered light to moderate foxing with little effect on the plates. Very light wear to the spine head, the cloth bright and fresh. Close to Fine and quite scarce as such. Octavo, in the publisher's brown cloth; 310 pages with Errata slip tipped in. THE FIRST AMERICAN BOOK ON AERONAUTICS. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait and 12 lithographic plates, most illustrating famous balloons. Wise is considered to be the first American aeronaut of any consequence and made numerous contributions to the field including experiments with parachutes and the construction of air balloons.

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        Die Garderobe der Dame. La Garderobe des Dames. The Wardrobe of Ladies

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

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        Pearls: a collection of sacred songs to be used at the opening of divine service

      Camden, NJ: (The Author). (1850). First. First edition. Quarter red calf and marbled papercovered boards. 80pp. Modest wear to the spine ends and corners, a nice, very good or better copy. No title page as issued. Titled on an engraved bookplate of the front pastedown: "To the members of the First Presbyterian Church of Camden, N.J.: Pearls: a collection of sacred songs to be used at the opening of divine service." Pencil Inscription by the author, who was the organist at the church, and who composed some of the songs and wrote arrangements for others. OCLC WorldCat locates but two copies, neither in New Jersey (Trinity College in Connecticut and the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary). Exceptionally uncommon. .

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        The Prelude, or, Growth of a Poet's Mind. An Autobiographical Poem

      Edward Moxon, 1850. 8vo., First Edition, neat presentation inscription on front free endpaper, neat later signature and date on title; contemporary full calf, sides with double gilt frame borders stopped at corners with a gilt rosette, back with five raised bands, compartments tooled in gilt to a floral pattern, red morocco label gilt, marbled endpapers, covers a little rubbed, gilt somewhat faded (almost entirely from compartments on back) else a most attractive, clean period copy. The binder has not included the final advertisement leaf CC2 in this copy (see Wise, p.172). Ashley Library Catalogue vol. VIII, pp.35-36; Cornell 152; Tinker 2358; Wise 33. . Catalogs: literature.

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        COLLEZIONE DI QUARANTA SACRE CEREMONIE USATE PRINCIPALMENTE IN ROMA. Incise a mezza macchia finita dal Prof. L. Barocci romano.

      Brognoli (1850). Album oblungo (mm. 354x494), mz. pelle coeva (lievi abras.), pp.nn. 4 (frontespizio e indice), con una bellissima raccolta di 40 tavv., disegnate da valenti artisti ed incise da Luigi Barocci su carta China (mm. 230x294) e applic. al foglio. Ogni tav. è preceduta da un testo descrittivo, di monsignor Francesco de? conti Fabi Montani. Vi sono illustrate le molteplici feste religiose che si tenevano in Roma per celebrare i sacramenti, quindi le più ?belle ed importanti cerimonie nei riti greco ed armeno, e altre eseguite dal Sommo Pontefice stesso, incominciando collo scruttinio in cui i cardinali lo eleggono, ecc., sicchè tutte insieme ben valgono a ritrarre l?indole religiosa della capitale del Cristianesimo?. Con qualche fiorit. marginale ma tavv. incise ben conservate.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        "Ireland: its scenery, character &c. : by Mr & Mrs S. C. Hall - [Complete in 3 volumes]"

      "London : Hall, Virtue, and co., [ca.1850?]" "London : Hall, Virtue, and co., [ca.1850?]", 1850. New Edition. "Physical description 3 v : fronts., illus. (incl. plans, music) plates, maps ; 27 cm. Subject Ireland - Description and travel. Other names Hall, Anna Maria, 1800-1881. " "Very good copies all in the original gilt-blocked and elaborately gilt-tooled fine-ribbed cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age with professional repairs to volume 3. Remains quite a well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong."

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        [Original pencil drawing]: The Old Tennent Church, Near the Monmouth Battle-Ground in the Year 1850

      1850. Unsigned original pencil drawing of Old Tennent Church, the Churchyard, and cemetery. Approximately 11" x 10". Paper is age-toned, small chips and tears in the margins, a little light foxing or spotting, but the image is near fine. A reasonable accomplished drawing of the historic Church. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities, by J. H. Young from Mitchell’s Universal Atlas

      Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. 1850 - J. H. Young’s hand-colored map of Texas was the most influential atlas map of the period and the first to widely disseminate Texas’ new state boundaries, as a result of the Compromise. This is the second state of the "new" map of Texas issued by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. Inset maps "Northern Texas" and "Map of the Vicinity of Galveston City". Inset table "Population &c. of Texas according to the Census of 1850". Shows the newly resolved boundary of northern Texas at latitude 36°, which marked the end of Texas’ claim to the upper Rio Grande and eastern New Mexico. Details noted such as county towns, post offices, and railroads (existing and in progress). Battle sites of the Mexican-American War are indicated with American flags. Richly annotated with notes describing the railroads, Staked Plain, Rio Grande, Grand Indian Crossing, and the population from the 1850 Census. Significant cartographic document in the early history of Texas. Western edge of the frontier includes a line of U. S. forts with names underscored. Frontier fortresses appear in the western edge of the populated areas, including Ft. Gates, Ft. Croghan and Ft. Inge. An excellent map of the Texas frontier during a period of some of it's greatest expansion. Small bb-size stain (not affecting map image). Barely noticeable sulfide spot and two very small and extremely light marks, neither of which are in the land area. I SELL ONLY AUTHENTIC ANTIQUE MAPS & PRINTS --I DO NOT SELL REPRODUCTIONS. PLEASE INQUIRE FOR A LIST OF AVAILABLE TEXAS MAPS IN MY INVENTORY. COMPETITIVELY PRICED. MONEYBACK GUARANTEE IF NOT COMPLETELY SATISFIED. CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY PROVIDED ON REQUEST. 13 YEARS IN BUSINESS.

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        Histoire de Napoléon du Consulat et de l'Empire. Famille Bonaparte, hommes célèbres, Garde Impériale. - Tomes I, II et III. [Suivi de :] Biographies des grands hommes et des personnages remarquables qui ont vécu sous l'Empire. - Tome IV. [Suivi de :] Histoire anecdotique, politique et militaire de la Garde Impériale. - Tomes V et VI.

      Eugène et Victor Penaud Frères, Paris - Sans date (circa 1850). Ensemble de 6 tomes en 6 volumes in-8 de (6)-302, (6)-316, (6)-332, (6)-335, (6)-iv-688 pp. (pagination continue dans les deux derniers tomes); demi-chagrin noir, dos lisse à faux-nerfs orné (reliure de l'époque). Illustré par H. bellangé, E. Lamy, De Moraine, Ch. Vernier. L'illustration se compose de nombreuses gravures hors texte dont 31 en couleurs. Rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London : published by L. Tallis, [ca.1850?] - Physical description: 11 vols, 1586, 144p. : illus., plates, ports., maps ; 22 cm. Subjects: Great Britain -- Description and travel -- Travel literature -- 19th century -- Gazetteers. Notes: Vol. 11 is "An alphabetical chronology of remarkable events . / Leonard Townsend", 144p. Pagination continuous vol. 1-10, 1586p. Engraved title pages. Each volume features plates before main text. At head of title/series title: Curiosities of Great Britain. Fine copies bound in functional library bindings of modern gilt-blocked cloth. Library marks remain. Some tape repairs to bindings visible internally. Scattered, marginal foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. 5 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PERLES ET PARURES: LES JOYAUX. Fantaisie par Gavarni. Texte par Méry.

      De Gonet s.d. (1850). In-8 gr., tela coeva, tit. oro su tassello al dorso, conserv. cop. orig. in color rosa, pp. 316, illustrato da 16 belliss. tavv. f.t., disegnate da Gavarni e inc. su acciaio da Geoffroy, "tirés sur Chine" e applicate alla pag. La tav. in antiporta ripete il disegno della copertina. Il vol. comprende anche "Minéralogie des Dames" del Conte Foelix. Prima parte dell'opera. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Carteret,III,460 - Benezit,V, p. 927: "Paul Gavarni (1804-1866), illustrateur et caricaturiste. Son oeuvre est considérable.. et s'il n'a pas la puissance d'expression de Daumier, il a su particulièrement traduire la grace féminine". Bell'esemplare, con barbe.

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        Regesten zur Geschichte der Markgrafen und Herzoge Österreichs aus dem Hause Babenberg

      Wien, Braumüller 1850. 30 cm. (8), 358, (2) Seiten mit 1 Tabelle (zu S. 192) und 1 mehrfach gefalteten Stammtafel. Original-Verlagsbroschur - ADB 21, 218 - Dahlmann-W. 8. Auflage 4711 - Eines seiner beiden Hauptwerke, "welchen namentlich auch die beigefügten kritischen Exkurse noch heute einen nicht geringen Wert verleihen, sowie sie ihrer Zeit die Erforschung der österreichischen Geschichte wesentlich gefördert haben" (ADB). Enthält ab S. 185 die Beilagen: 1: Anmerkungen und Nachträge; 2: Chronologische Übersicht; 3: Spezielle Übersicht nach Schlagwörtern; 4: Ortsregister; 5: Personenverzeichnis; 6: gefaltete Stammtafel der Babenberger (am Schluß eingeheftet); 7: Geistliche und weltliche Würdenträger von 976 - 1246; 8: Literaturverzeichnis. Umschlag aufgezogen und Fehlstellen ergänzt, stellenweise stockfleckig -

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        KLEEDERDRAGTEN en Typen, der Bewoners van NEDERLAND.

      P.G. van L'Om 1850s approx), Amsterdam - Hand colored lithographs (16) heightened with gum on buff ground. Duodecimo white moire covers printed in blue and red the lower cover having a lady in costume carrying a basket (rubbed and spine worn and damaged to head and foot but still together) 16 leaves in two leporellos of 8 attached to each cover. These include couple in a horse drawn carriage Noord-Hollandsche chais + Eiland-marked + Amsterdam Weeskinderen + Vlaardingen Zuid-Holland + 2xFriesland + 2xScheveningen Vishkar (fish sellers in a dog cart) & fisherman leaning on a boat + Milkmaid from Utrecht + young ladies from Brabant + Groningen + Zeeland + Amsterdam + Friesland. One hinge repaired. A nice concertina folding costume book of 165 x 110mm page size with a little light foxing and the image in a domed ground of approx 11 x 7 cm. Well colored and parts made shiny with gum arabicum. 1 volume.

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        Germania; Its Courts, Camps, and People

      Henry Colburn, Publisher, London 1850 - 2 volumes, first edition. [xii], 426pp., [16] ads; 464pp, [8] ads. Original green cloth with gilt titles to spines. Spines a bit dulled and grubby. Cloth a bit rubbed and worn at corners, wih a chip in cloth at spine of vol. 2. Both volumes cocked. Personal library plate to front pastedowns with name in ink below. Some gatherings becoming loose and sticking out slightly but everything is attached firmly and present. Text throughout clean and in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Australian Geography, with the Shores of the Pacific

      Sydney,: J. Moore, George Street, 1850.. Octavo, folding frontispiece map, lower margin of title-page a little marked, light scattered foxing, a good copy in original attractive patterned cloth, joints repaired. Scarce first edition of a pioneering Australian geography textbook, inscribed by the author Sir Thomas Mitchell, renowned explorer and Surveyor-General of New South Wales. The fine world map is by the Sydney engraver John Carmichael.The book was published in Sydney by the prominent bookseller Jeremiah Moore and was specifically designed for use in New South Wales schools. This work privileges Australia's location relative to Asia and the Pacific; indeed the ADB notes of Mitchell's textbook: 'this work must have been one of the first to place Australia in the centre of the world'.Printed by Robert Barr of York Street, the work was published by Jeremiah Moore, a prosperous Sydney bookseller and stationer active between 1849-1896.Mitchell's textbook features a locally printed frontispiece world map bearing the details of the engraver, John Carmichael of Kent Street, North Sydney. Moore published several maps during his lifetime and clearly did a good trade in this regard. A printed slip tipped to the half-title of this volume directs readers to Jones' map of New South Wales and Victoria, to be had from the George Street bookstore.Ferguson, 5460.

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        A New map of the state of California, the Territories of Oregon and Utah, and the chief part of New Mexico

      Philadelphia:. 1850.. Very good, dusty at edges. 12" x 15.5 " Original hand colored engraved map of the west coast of America at the time of the gold discoveries. Oregon occupies the entire north of California ,Utah, to the Canadian border which was established just a few years earlier in 1846. With Missouri Territory to its east. Cowperthwait took over this plate from Mitchell who created it in 1847 and with corrections was published for the next 5 editions.

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        DIary of a Physician in California; Being the Results of Actual Experience, Including Notes of the Journey by Land and Water, and Observations on the Climate, Soil, Resources of the Country, etc

      D. Appleton & Company and G.S. Appleton, New York and Philadephia, 1850. Some foxing throughout. 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, 92 pages, modern half calf with marbled boards, Tyson was the first competent professional physician to record for the prospective emigrant information regarding the preservation of health while traveling to California and while working in the mines. Tyson sailed from Baltimore, crossed the isthmus at Panama and arrived in San Francisco in May of 1849. This work is considered one of the best contemporary accounts of travels in the northern mines of California.

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        Traite des Maladies du Cuir Chevelu suivi de Conseils Hygieniques sur les Soins a Donner a la Chevelure

      Paris - J. B. Bailliere, 1850 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Cazenave's study into scalp disease, illustrated with coloured plates. First Edition. 'Treatise on diseases of the scalp followed by hygienic advice on caring for the hair'. Featuring 8 coloured plates, with tissue-guards. Pierre Louis Alphe Cazenave (1795 1877) was a French dermatologist who practiced medicine at the Hpital Saint-Louis in Paris. In 1823 he was appointed interne to the hospitals of Paris, and in 1835 became professor agrg to the medical faculty. Cazenave was a student of Laurent-Thodore Biett, a physician who introduced the anatomical approachto skin disordersin France. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with some shelfwear only. Sunning to the spine. Front joint cracked but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with just the odd spot, prominent to the first and last few pages. Ex Birmingham Medical Institute copy, with stamps to the half title, titlepage, last page and each plate. Overall: GOOD..

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        Henrietta’s wish; Or, Domineering

      A Tale. By the author of “Scenes and Characters,” “Kings of England,” etc. London: Joseph Masters, Aldersgate Street, And New Bond Street, 1850. F’cap 8vo; half-title present; wood-engraved frontispiece by Dalziel after ‘IHS’, on plate-paper; pp.[iv]+295+[i (blank)]; recent half dark green crushed morocco, marbled sides, spine with five raised bands, with guinea-roll tooling gilt on the bands, black lettering-piece, edges burnished brown, cream laid end-papers. Inscription dated ‘25 Decr. 1850’ on upper margin of half-title; frontispiece foxed and with small, light, dampstain to one corner; some scattered dusting and fingering to margins; otherwise a nice copy in a fine recent binding. The author’s very scarce third novel (and fifth book), originally serialised in ‘The Churchman’s Companion’ in 1849-50. This title not in Sadleir nor in either of Wolff’s collections; Laski and Tillotson, ‘Chaplet’, p.208; NCBEL, 3: 973; British Library, Oxford, and a National Trust copy only on COPAC, the last recording a 56pp. publisher’s inserted catalogue at end dated June 1850, not present here. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Drei große französische Entwürfe für steinbesetzten Haarschmuck in Bleistift und goldgehöhter Guache, auf hellbraunem Pauspapier, unsigniert, undatiert (um 1850).

      - Der erste Entwurf (Blattgröße 39 x 31cm) zeigt ein perlen- und saphirbesetztes Diadem, der zweite Entwurf (Blattgröße 38 x 31 cm) ein Haarband mit zentralem Medaillon, Perlen, Rubinen und brillantbesetzten Federn und der dritte Entwurf (Blattgröße 26 x 23,5 cm) ein Haarnetz. Das erste und zweite Blatt alt auf Karton aufgezogen, alle Blätter mit kleineren, teils restaurierten Fehlstellen, der dritte Entwurf mit kl. handschriftlicher Notiz und kleinem Tintenfleck. Alle drei Entwürfe unter neuen Passepartouts. (Ähnliche Entwürfe siehe Vever, French Jewelry of the 19th Century, S. 534 und S. 701). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        "Strange birds seen off Boulogne"

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

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        CASA INGLESE SOPRA L'ETNA.

      Disegno ad inchiostro di china. Cm.16x28 oltre ampi margini. Titolo manoscritto.

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        The Jamaica Movement for Promoting the Enforcement of the Slave-Trade Treaties, and The Suppression of the Slave-Trade, with Statements of Fact, Convention, and Law, Prepared at the Request of The Kingston Committee.

      C Gilpin, London 1850 - Charles Gilpin, London, 1850. First Edition , 430 pp. 1 vol volumes. Good condition. Some minor useage/ageing marks but interior generally in nice clean condition. Gilt titling to spine a bit faded Hard Cover. Blind stamped front and backcover [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1850. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. Octavo (215 × 133 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, spine gilt in compartments, marbled sides, endpapers, and edges. Engraved frontispiece, title, and 38 plates. Bookplate. Binding a little rubbed, hinges repaired, a little spotting to contents but contents generally clean. An excellent copy. First edition, bound from the original parts. A very attractive copy without the darkening that often affects the plates. This semi-autobiographical novel, based on Dickens's own troubled childhood, is widely considered one of his best works.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Nat', a lively letter about family arrangements, with a story about Lord Glenelg as Colonial Secretary].

      - St. Leonards, 20 December. Octavo ca. 18x11,5 cm. 4 pp. Black ink on laid paper. Mild fold marks, abrasion along one edge where formerly mounted, otherwise a very good letter. A lively letter by a British African explorer William Cotton Oswell. "In the 1850-s he explored the Kalahari desert in Bechuanaland (now Botswana) and located Lake Ngami; later he participated in expeditions to the Zambezi river with David Livingstone, and one of Livingstone's children, born in Botswana in 1851, was named William Oswell Livingstone. The species Rhinoceros oswellii was named for him (this name is no longer used in modern taxonomy). Livingstone described Oswell as having had lucky escapes, having been tossed by a rhinoceros on two occasions" (Wikipedia). From the letter: "I am not in town more than 6 times a year, & I find gentlemen who sit at home in their own arm chairs are not always very prone to take opinions from Mumbo Jumbo, latest arrival from the Mts. of the Moon. We are so apt to side with our own ideas that we very diligently sift other people's to see if they contain those pearls of great price and if they don't why they're rubbish! You remember the story told of Lord Glenelg when Colonial Sectry, receiving a deputation from Natal¿ suggest his own project plans & refusing to listen to said deputation on any point. 'Good morning, my Lord'¿ 'Good morning Gentlemen - by the way, how is Natal?', this just as they were leaving the room."

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        Ireland: its Scenery, Character, &c

      London,: Hall, Virtue and Co., c., 1850.. Three volumes, large octavo, with engraved titles, 18 coloured maps, and 100 attractive engraved plates, as well as some 500 engraved illustrations in the text; an attractive set in contemporary brown half morocco, spines ornately gilt in compartments between raised bands, all edges gilt. A handsome set of this famous book on Ireland: extensively illustrated, it contains extensive geographical description, anecdotes of travel, descriptions of the people and their customs, historical folklore, and related topics. The engravings, some by W. H. Bartlett, are very charming.

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        THE BOOK OF THE SALMON. By "EPHEMERA".

      Flyfisher's Classic Library. Bovey Tracey. - (1850) 1995 new edition. Ppxxvi,242. Eight full-page colour plates, five of them of salmon flies. Full burgundy goatskin with actual salmon fly. De luxe edition. Mint in silk-lined box. One of 55 copies. One of 55 de luxe copies, each containing an actual salmon fly tied by Henrik Strandgaard. The Book of the Salmon (1850) is one of the best-known books on salmon fishing of the nineteenth century. It belongs to the exciting decadefrom 1842, which saw the publication of Blacker's first edition, Scrope's Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing and Jones's Guide to Norway, some of the most brilliant (and most desirable) of all fly-fishing books. 'Ephemera' was an Irishman, Edward Fitzgibbon. He was a friend of William Blacker, the celebrated tackle-dealer, and an excellent all-round angler of great experience. Unlike Blacker, Fitzgibbon could write, and he was an ambitious author. The Book of the Salmon is the first comprehensive guide to salmon fishing to be published. In addition, it contains five colour plates of flies and three plates of salmon fry, superbly engraved by the Adlards (the same men who produced the dazzling plates in Jones's Guide to Norway). Westwood and Satchell's Bibliotheca Piscatoria, (1883) comments, "the chapters on fly-making are unusually clear and comprehensible". The quality and rarity of Ephemera's book have made it a most sought after collector's piece which fetches (when it occasionally appears) a substantial price. It is an essential volume for anyone interested in the history of the salmon fly. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MANUAL PARA LOS MAESTROS DE ESCUELAS DE PÁRVULOS

      1850 - Madrid Colegio Sordo-Mudos 1850. 4to, 1 h, retrato (huellas hum. en margen exterior y esquina sup.), XV-252 pp, 1 h, 20 pp. de CANCIONES, 12 lams. de MUSICA NOTADA y 4 DELICIOSAS LAMINAS. Obra rara. Buen ej, salvo la huella de hum. en el retrato. Hol, piel, época, dorados en lomo. Infantil - Educación [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Prelude, or, Growth of a Poet's Mind. An Autobiographical Poem

      Edward Moxon 1850 - 8vo., First Edition, neat presentation inscription on front free endpaper, neat later signature and date on title; contemporary full calf, sides with double gilt frame borders stopped at corners with a gilt rosette, back with five raised bands, compartments tooled in gilt to a floral pattern, red morocco label gilt, marbled endpapers, covers a little rubbed, gilt somewhat faded (almost entirely from compartments on back) else a most attractive, clean period copy. The binder has not included the final advertisement leaf CC2 in this copy (see Wise, p.172). Ashley Library Catalogue vol. VIII, pp.35-36; Cornell 152; Tinker 2358; Wise 33. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        One-Hundred Thousand Land Warrants Wanted

      1850. "Please Put This in a Conspicuous Place" [Broadside]. [Land Bounties]. One-Hundred Thousand Land Warrants Wanted. Boston: Albert L. Richardson & Co., n.d. [c. 1850]. 21" x 14" broadside. Toning, faint fold lines, light edgewear with a few minor chips. An interesting item. * Land warrants were grants of free land issued to veterans in return for military service from the time of the Revolutionary War through 1855. The style and typography of this broadside suggests it was issued after the Mexican-American War [1846-48]. Richardson & Co., "agents for bounty land claims and dealers in land warrants," promised sellers "Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore prices" for their warrants. A note at the bottom of the broadside says: "Please put this in a conspicuous place."

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        The Congressional Globe ...: 31ST Congress to the 36TH Congress, 45 Volumes, Incomplete Set

      City of Washington. Hardcover. All Volumes Hardcover with marbled boards& leather spines. Printed 1850's. Please contact us for a complete list of volumes included in this set. (45 books) Includes Congressional Globes from the 31st Congress through the 36th Congress. Foxing / age tanning throughout. Minor shelf-wear, bumps, worn edges. Condition Considered in Pricing. For Additional Information or pictures, Please Inquire. . Good. 1855.

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        Étude sur la désarticulation fémoro-tibiale. Thèse présentée à la Faculté de médecine de Strasbourg et soutenue publiquement le 7 février 1850, . pour obtenir le grade de docteur en médecine.

      Strasbourg, impr. de L.F. Le Roux, 1850 - Strasbourg, impr. de L.F. Le Roux, 1850 ; in-4, (4), 32 pp., broché, couverture muette bleue de l'époque, titre manuscrit et envoi autographe signé de Liébeault sur le plat supérieur, très bel exemplaire. Édition originale rarissime, avec envoi, de la thèse de Liébeault, le fondateur de l'École hypnologique de Nancy. Ambroise-Auguste Liébeault (1823-1904), né à Favières (Meurthe-et-Moselle) devint, après ces études de médecine à Strasbourg, médecin de campagne près de Nancy. Il se passionna pour l'hypnotisme et appliqua la suggestion verbale par le sommeil hypnotique à la thérapeutique, posant les fondements de la psychothérapie (cf. Garrison & Morton, 4994 : "The substitution of psychotherapy for hypnotic suggestion starts with the work of Liébeault."; Crabtree, 896). Cette thèse, qui débute par un historique très complet, est basée sur 69 observations et remet en cause les conclusions de travaux antérieurs. Elle semble avoir été très remarquée, ayant en particulier été analysée dans les Archives générales de médecine (1852, 4e sér., XXX, p. 352), fait peu courant pour un thèse provinciale, la conclusion de cette analyse étant : "Ce travail est utile à consulter."Cf. A. Cuvelier, Hypnose et suggestion, de Liébeault à Coué ; C.S. Alvarado, Ambroise August Liébeault and psychic phenomena, Am J Clin Hypn., 2009, 52, pp. 111-21. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa. With notices of the native tribes, and anecdotes of the chase of the lion, elephant, hippopotamus, giraffe, rhinoceros, &c

      London: John Murray Albemarle Street 1850 London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1850. Second edition. 2 vols., 8vo. With frontispieces, engraved vignette title pages depicting the author in his kilt, 13 plates, one map. xv, 388, x, 381pp. Contemporary three quarter brown calf and marble paper over boards, stamped in blind along joints and at tips, spine gilt. Faint shelf wear along foot of boards and tips, slight foxing to endpapers, owner signature dated 1850. Fine. Mendelssohn vol. I, pp.398-399 . "Gordon Cumming appears to have hunted every species of South African fauna, and to have enjoyed an amount of sport almost unique even amongst the mighty hunters of Africa. The narrative is valuable for the account of the state of the country at this period, as well as for the excellent description afforded of the natives of the interior, and of the up-country Boers, while the interesting zoological and botanical notes give added value to the work." -- Mendelssohn

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        Payne's Universum or Pictorial World. Three Volume set

      G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Light scuffing to edge of spines. Some rubbing to boards. Light foxing throughout. Name plates to front pastedowns. Aeg [First Edition] Half-leather cover over marbled boards with title-plates and gilt design 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 132; 136; 128pp. Many b/w steel engravings by various artists. Being a collection of engravings of views in all countries, portraits of great men and specimens of works of art, of all ages and of every character.

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        In Memoriam

      VG : in very good condition with slipcase. Some occasional light pencil annotation to text and correction in pencil within. Signature of previous owner (Lord Monteagle) on fep First Edition, First Issue 20th century green morocco gilt in green morocco and board slipcase 170mm x 110mm (7" x 4"). vii, 210pp. The first issue with misprints on pages 2 and 198, and without the inserted advertisements dated 1850. Includes half title. Signature of Lord Monteagle, formerly Thomas Spring-Rice M.P. for Limerick.

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        La Missione del Diavolo [in antiporta: o le sue gesta nella Rivoluzione]. Scritta da un emigrato italiano.

      Stabilimento Tipografico Ponthenier 1850 Frontespizio in cornice tipografica con piccola incisione, ricche cornici all?inizio di ogni capitolo e finalini adornano il testo. Feroce romanzo anticlericale che attribuisce al Diavolo un?alleanza col Papa e i regnanti impegnati a soffocare i moti rivoluzionari. Il tipografo Ponthenier pubblicò libri di Guglielmo Pepe, Luigi Taparelli, Mauro Macchi e altri saggi sui moti rivoluzionari. Solo tre copie registrate nelle biblioteche pubbliche italiane. Bell?esemplare. in 4° antiporta figurata a colori, molto bella, seguono pp. 144 e 9 tavv. litografiche f.t. a piena pagina a colori.

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        INDICAZIONE DI ALCUNE CELEBRI PITTURE PARMENSI.

      [1850 ca], S.l.n.d., 1850 - in-4, 59 tavv., pp. (2), bross. edit. Front. inc. in rame con figura allegorica. Album senza dati tipografici contenente una raccolta di 59 belle incisioni in rame raffiguranti dipinti di area parmense. Al fine due pagine di testo contengono l'indice dei dipinti e loro collocazione. Raro. Belliss. esempl. [179]

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