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        Der Lustgarten in Berlin. Le Jardin de plaisance à Berlin." Lustgarten mit Blick auf das Alte Museum und den Berliner Dom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Pictorial Gallery of English Race Horses Containing Portraits of all the Winners of the Derby, Oaks and St Leger Stakes during the Last Twenty Years, and a History of the Principal Operations of the Turf.

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

      [Bookseller: Chaucer Bookshop]
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        Souvenir d'une promenade a Versailles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        The Life of Horatio, Lord Nelson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Frith&#39;s India Photo Pictures (cover title)

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

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        Eisenbahn-Spiel." Schablonenkolorierte Lithographie.

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

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        David Copperfield

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

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      Kbhvn. 1850. Illustr. af V. Pedersen. 522 s. Svagt brunplettet eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt hellærred.. Første illustrerede udgave. BFN 551

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

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

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        El Perú

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

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        Colonie Agricole et Penitentiare de Mettray

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

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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.

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        Frankenstein or The Man and the Monster

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

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      London, from the Philosphical Transactions, printed by Richard Taylor, 1850.. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, for 1850, Twenty-Third Series. On the polar or other condition of diamagnetic bodies. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE : "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, pages: text illustration as frontispiece, title page, 171-187, [1 - blank], bound in pale grey wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never been read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (23 April 1792 - 28 February 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. From Wikipedia. See: Faraday&#39;s Correspondence letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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.

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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]

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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

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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.&#39;s definitive "Nathaniel Hawthorne - A Descriptive Bibliography". Number A16.1 in Clark&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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.

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      London: T. & W. Boone., 1850. Pp. viii, [248] (includes Appendix), 8 (publisher&#39;s catalogue) plus [ii]-p. advert (tipped in) for W.H. Brown&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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.

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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]

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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]

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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&#39;s ads at end. Original publisher&#39;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.

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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 ... "

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      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First edition, bound from the original parts. With all first issue errors other than &#39;screamed&#39; for &#39;screwed&#39; (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 - &#39;recal&#39; instead of &#39;recall&#39;; p. 19, 12 lines from the bottom &#147;cha pter ;ut&#148; shows; p. 387, 6 lines from the bottom &#39;coroboration&#39; instead of &#39;corroboration&#39;; 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&#39;s works, DAVID COPPERFIELD ranks as the finest of his writings. &#147;Of all my books,&#147; Dickens wrote, &#147;I like this the best; like many fond parents I have my favourite child, and his name is David Copperfield.&#148; It is certainly Dickens&#146; most personal and autobiographical work, especially in the remarkable early chapters describing David&#146;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&#146; most popular and critically acclaimed works. In this work, Dickens displays his talents well: &#147;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 &#145;the lower orders&#146; 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.&#148; [EB] In this way, Dickens&#146; work is significant on many levels.

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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.

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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.

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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 &#147;Souvenir de St. Petersbourg&#148;.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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