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        La Spagna. Opera storica, artistica, pittoresca e monumentale, 2 voll. in 1 tomo

      Stabilimento Tip. Aless. Fontana 1850 in 8°, pp. 398, 6 nn., 397, 3 nn.; leg. coeva m/pelle con tit. in oro e fregi a secco al ds.; "Compilata dal cavaliere Pietro Giuria sulle migliori opere, e specialmente su quella recentissima di Manuel de Cuendias e V. de Féréal..."; opera ornata da mm. inc. n.t. e da 37 litografie f.t. (di E. Breton, Pannemaker, Vermorcken e altri) protette da velina, di cui 12 a colori acquerellate a mano. Qualche fior. dovuta al tipo di carta, ma ottimo vol. 123/18

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        d'après la méthode et la nomenclature d'Haüy. (Modifications de Brard, Beudant et Dufresnoy).

      Mineralogical manuscript of 304 pages, with pen drawings and diagrams. Contemporary brown half morocco, spine with 4 raised bands and gilt lettering. An interesting manuscript in neat handwriting with the following sections: Table des substances minérales, Catalogue raisonné, Classification des Terrains, Roches, Notes sur la Minéralogie & la Géologie, Racines Allemandes ou Wernérisennes, Formes cristallines dominates des minéraux. The manuscript is not dated but must be around 1850. At the inside backcover is the name of Léon Bleynie, the author of a book on the French Revolution.

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        Experiments on the Section of the Glossopharyngeal and Hypoglossal Nerves of the Frog, and observations of the alterations produced thereby in the Structure of their Primitive Fibres. Communicated by Professor Owen, F.R.S. Received November 22, 1849, - Read Frbruary 21, 1850. [Extract from Phil. Trans., 1850, 140].

      (1850). 4to. Disbound. Fine copy. pp. 423-436 + 2 plates.. First printing of the groundbreaking paper that constitutes the starting-point of neuron theory, Waller's pioneering work on the nerves of the frog's tongue, which led him to the discovery of "Wallerian Degeneration". "In a short life span of 54 years, of which a little more than 10 years were spent on research, Augustus Volney Waller offered epoch-making contributions to the understanding of the structure of the nervous system. Waller's pioneering work marked the starting point for the neuron theory and provided an ingenious technique for studying neuroanatomical pathways and connections." (Venita Jay, Augustus Volney Waller)."Waller showed that if glosso-pharyngeal and hypoglossal nerves are severed, the outer segment, containing the axis-cylinders cut off from the cells, undergoes generation, the central stump remaining intact for a long period. From this he inferred that nerve-cells nourish nerve-fibres." (G&M: 1266)."To every student of pathology, Waller's name is synonymous with ''Wallerian degeneration.'' Using a simple technique of cutting the nerves of a frog's tongue, Waller found that the distal stump would soon degenerate, while the proximal stump remained relatively intact. From his observations, the astute Waller inferred that nerve cells nourished the nerve fibers. This important work, entitled ''Experiments on the Section of the Glossopharyngeal and Hypoglossal Nerves of the Frog and Observations of the Alterations Produced Thereby in the Structure of Their Primitive Fibers,'' was published in the "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society" in 1850. Waller's finding that the proximal stump and the cell body did not degenerate was subsequently modified with application of better staining techniques." (Venita Jay).Garrison & Morton: 1266 ("The "law of Wallerian degeneration". The experiments recorded in the above paper were the starting-point of the neuron theory." ...)

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        Appleton's Southern And Western Travellers' Guide; With New And Authentic Maps, Illustrating Those Divisions Of The Country; And Containing Sectional Maps Of The Mississippi And Ohio Rivers; With Plans Of Cities, Views,

      , New York, Appleton, 1850.. . 2nd edition. Publisher's red gilt stamped cloth, professionally rebacked with matching calf and lettered in gilt on the spine, new endpapers, [3]-140, [2] pp., 6 folding and 3 doublepage maps.

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        Histoire générale de la marine comprenant les naufrages célèbres, les voyages autour du monde, les découvertes et colonisations, l'histoire des pirates, corsaires et négriers exploits des marins illustres, voyages dans les mers glaciales, guerres ...

      Eugène et Victor Penaud Fères, Éditeurs s. d. (ma circa 1850) Quattro volumi in-8° (cm 24,5x15,5), pp. (4), 400; (4), 400; (4), 400; (4), 398, (2), bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle e angoli con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso. Piccoli, normalissimi segni d'uso alla legatura. Con complessive trentasei tavole fuori testo di illustrazioni in bianco e nero e a colori, protette da velina: numero e suddivisione delle tavole, nove a ciascun volume, corrispondono a quanto indicato dal "Placement des gravures", posto al termine del Quarto volume. Alla seconda carta di guardia del primo volume, dedica, in bella grafia, di tal François Xavier Ponti al nipote Jean Baptiste Ponti, datata "7 Juin 1855". Fioriture diffuse. Interessante storia della marina, dall'origine della navigazione al bombardamento di Tangeri e alla presa di Mogador da parte dei Francesi (1844), corredata da un suggestivo apparato iconografico. Table des matières: Introduction. Livre premier. Avant l'invention de la boussole. Chap. I. Temps primitifs; Chap. II. Egyptiens; Chap. III. Egyptiens; Chap. IV. Egyptiens; Chap. V. Premières monarchies; Chap. VI. Grecs; Chap. VII. Grecs; Chap. VIII. Carthaginois; Chap. IX. Romains; Chap. X. Romains; Chap. XI. Empire d'Orient; Chap. XII. Coup d'oeil général. Livre deuxième. Depuis l'invention de la boussole jusqu'au siècle de Louis XIV. Chap. I. Turcs; Chap. II. Vénitiens; Chap. III. Espagnois; Chap. IV. Hollandais; Chap. V. Anglais; Chap. VI. Anglais; Chap. VII. Français. Livre troisième. De Louis XIV a Louis XVI. Chap. I. Corsaires, Pirates; Chap. II. Danois; Chap. III. Suédois; Chap. IV. Anglais; Chap. V. Français; Chap. VI. Français; Chap. VII. Français. Livre quatrième. Depuois Louis XVI jusqu'a Louis-Philippe. Chap. I. Voyages de decouvertes; Chap. II. Le Directoire; Chap. III. Le Consulat; Chap. IV. L'Empire; Chap. V. La Restauration; Chap. VI. Le Gouvernement de Juillet. Di seguito, il dettaglio delle tavole: Livre premier. 1. Frontispice rebaussé d'or; 2. Amiral français; 3. Naufrage en pleine mer; 4. Eleve de premièr classe; 5. Combat de Salamine; 6. Flotte transportée par terre; 7. Teuta, reine des pirates illyriens; 8. Descente des pirates sur les côtes d'Italie; 9. Galéaces transportant la douchesse de Longueville, sous François Ier. Livre deuxième. 1. Le Corbin; 2. Vice-amiral de la Marine Française; 3. Une captive chrétienne au Harem; 4. Premier maître; 5. Second maître; 6. Lassalle è l'embouchure du Mississipi; 7. Le Soleil-Royal au monillage; 8. Jean Bart à bord du corsaire anglais; 9. Défense de Québec. Livre troisième. 1. Dévouement du Vengeur; 2. Le pirate Morgan enlève la belle Espagnole; 3. Navigateurs attaqués par des ours blancs; 4. Capitaine de vaisseau; 5. Bougainville abordant à Taiti - Iles Marquises; 6. Combat naval d'Ouessant; 7. Combat de Quèbec et de la Surveillante; 8. Mort de de Langle; 9. Aboukir. Livre quatrième. 1. Pavillons maritimes; 2. Enseigne de vaisseau; 3. Matelot à l'abordage; 4. Naufrage de la Meduse; 5. Négrier poursuivi; 6. Inauguration du monument éléve à Lapeyrouse; 7. Naufrage sur les côtes de l'Algérie avant 1830; 8. Incendie du Trocadéro; 9. Bombardement de Tanger. Titolo completo: Histoire générale de la marine comprenant les naufrages célèbres, les voyages autour du monde, les découvertes et colonisations, l'histoire des pirates, corsaires et négriers exploits des marins illustres, voyages dans les mers glaciales, guerres et batailles navales jusqu'au bombardement de Tanger et la prise de Mogador par le prince de Joinville. Édition splendidement illustrée publiée sous la direction de M. Van Tenac, attaché au Ministère de la marine.

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        PROFILO DI LIVELLAZIONE DELLA CHIANA DELL'ARNO e della Sieve.

      album in folio obl. (mm. 350x520), leg. cartone edit., composto da 4 gr. tavv. litogr. ripiegate: 1. Corso dell'Arno e dei suoi principali influenti (mm.410x650) e incentrato su Firenze; 2. Valle di Chiana con profili altimetrici comprendente il Valdarno superiore e il Valdarno inferiore (mm. 500x2700); 3. Profilo longitudinale del fiume Arno entro Firenze (mm. 500x1100), tutti i profili altimetrici contengono notizie su piene e le date di rilevazione; 4. Sette sezioni trasversali dell'Arno con l'indicazione della piena del 3 novembre 1844. [423]

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        Payne's Universum or Pictorial World. Three Volume set

      London: Brain and Payne, [1850].. [First Edition]. Half-leather cover over marbled boards with title-plates and gilt design. 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. 132; 136; 128pp :: Many b/w steel engravings by various artists :: 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9") :: 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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        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.

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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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        MCLOUGHLIN PAPER DOLL: LITTLE LADY

      1850. 1. McLOUGHLIN PUB. MCLOUGHLIN PAPER DOLL: LITTLE LADY. NY: McLoughlin Bros. (24 Beekman St.), no date, 1850's. Offered here is a McLoughlin paper doll in the original pictorial envelope with directions for making the dolls on the inside. There is a doll, an extra head with hat, another hat and 3 fine dresses.

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        The Life, Letters, and Speeches of Kah-ge-ga-gah-Bowh, or G. Copway, a chief of the Ojibwa Nation (1850)

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

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

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

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        The Ojibway Conquest, A Tale of the Northwest

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

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        In Memoriam

      London: Edward Moxon. 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. 1850. First Edition, First Issue. 20th century green morocco gilt in green morocco and board slipcase. vii, 210pp :: 170mm x 110mm (7" x 4") :: 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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        The Trial of Prof. John W. Webster, Indicted for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, at the Medical College

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

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        The Britannia and Conway Tubular Bridges

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

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

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

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        Six Views in the Neighbourhood of Port Madoc

      CF Williams, 1850 Respectfully dedicated to Mrs Wm. Alexander Madocks and Mrs Gwynne. In light grey paper covers, titles in black ink within thin and thick black ink ruled borders, rear covers marked, joint professionally strengthened, folio 55*37.5cm. With the six plates loose as issued, sheets 55*38cm, images 36*26cm, minimal foxing at some edges. Plates are: 1. Port Madoc from the Embankment 1849. 2.Port Madoc from the Rock Walk 1850. 3. Traeth Mawr near Poprt Madoc with the initials CFW. 4.no date or title but Barmouth with beached sail ships at the estuary. 5.Snowdon From Capel Curig 1850. 6.Pass of Aberglaslyn 1850 folio. Housed in a blue cloth modern up and over box. Uncommon! can find no other copy or details of the artist. Madocks, William Alexander (1773–1828), property developer and politician, constructed across Traeth Mawr an embankment nearly a mile in length, which shut out the sea, and was the means of reclaiming nearly 3042 more acres of land. A road was also constructed along the embankment, and formed the line of communication between the counties of Caernarfon and Merioneth. The work was completed in 1811, at an expense of about £60,000. The town of Tremadoc (Tremadog), was built by Madocks on Penmorfa at his own expense. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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

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

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

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

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        Storia d'Algeri dal primo stabilimento de' Cartaginesi fino alle ultime guerre combattutevi ai giorni nostri dalle armi di Francia..., in 2 voll.

      Giuseppe Celli 1850 in 4° (cm 29,2x16,2), pp. 627, 651, m/pelle coeva con tit. e ricchi fregi in oro, sguardie color., testo incorniciato. "Con una introduzione su i diversi sistemi di colonizzazione che precessero il conquisto francese", volgarizzamento del dott. Anicio Bonucci, con 76 (di 80) splendide tavv. litografiche acquerellate a colori f.t. con paesaggi, costumi delle popolazioni locali, monumenti, avvenimenti storici, etc. Rare fior. 119/18

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        Appleton's Southern And Western Travellers' Guide; With New And Authentic Maps, Illustrating Those Divisions Of The Country; And Containing Sectional Maps Of The Mississippi And Ohio Rivers; With Plans Of Cities, Views,

      . 2nd edition. Publisher's red gilt stamped cloth, professionally rebacked with matching calf and lettered in gilt on the spine, new endpapers, [3]-140, [2] pp., 6 folding and 3 doublepage maps.

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        TIPI MILITARI DEI DIFFERENTI CORPI CHE COMPONGONO IL REAL ESERCITO E L'ARMATA DI MARE DI S. M. IL RE DEL REGNO DELLE DUE SICILIE, PER ANTONIO ZEZON.

      NAPOLI, s.e., 1850-54 2 parti in 1 volume In-folio (mm 420x 300)ITALIANO Elegante legatura dei primi anni del Novecento in mezza pelle con angoli e tela marrone con goffrature nere a decorazione, titolo in oro al piatto anteriore

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        Mémoire sur le Royaume de l'Algarve (Province du Portugal). Contenant la description des montagnes, des sources, des cours d'eau, des Villes, etc. du climat, de la végétation, des animaux, de l'industrie, du commerce etc. , ainsi qu'une esquisse historique de cette contrée. (In: Memorias da Academia R. das Sciencias de Lisboa). 2.a Serie, tomo II, parte II.

      4°. Vortitel, Titel, VIII S., 176 S. + S. 176a - 176k (= 10 S.). Neuer roter Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste und einzige Ausgabe dieses wissenschaftlichen Berichtes über die Algarve. - Der erste Teil behandelt die Geographie und die Topographie und sollte von einer Karte begleitet werden, die jedoch erst 1851 in einer reduzierten Form als Einzelpublikation erschien. Der zweite Teil behandelt die Geologie und die Mineralogie. Charles Bonnet (1816-1867), französischer Geologe aus Vesoul betrieb 1846 eine Kohlenmine in der Algarve. In der Folge erstellte er eine vollständige Karte der Algarve und beschrieb in der vorliegenden Arbeit die naturwissenschaftlichen, historischen und oekonomischen Verhältnisse dieses, in jener Zeit, weit von Lissabon abgewandten Landesteils. - Von dieser Publikation erschien eine kleiner Teil als Einzeldruck mit separatem Titel mit 186 S., jedoch mit identischem Inhalt und 2 Tafeln. - Sehr sauberes breitrandiges Exemplar in typischem neuen portugieischem Einband. - First and only edition of this scholarly account on the Algarve. The first part outlines the geography and topography and should be accompanied with a map, which was published alone in 1851 in a reduced form. The second part covers geology and mineralogy. Charles Bonnet (1816-1867),French geologist from Vesoul operated a coal mine in the Algarve. After that, he composed a complete map of the region and described in this work the natural science, historical and economic situation of this region, which was then so far away from Lisbon. A small part of this publication was edited as a one-off print with a different title and 186 p. although with the same contents and two plates. Very clean copy with wide margins in a typical new Portuguese binding.

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        Getönte Lithographie nach F. Baasch bei Ch. Fuchs. Hamburg, um 1850. 29 x 50 cm.

      Stimmungsvoller Blick über den Hafen mit anliegenden Segelschiffen und Booten auf die Dächer der Stadt, im Zentrum erhaben St. Nicolai.

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        Bradshaw's Map of the Railways, Canals, Navigable Rivers & Mineral Districts of Great Britain, Reduced from the Ordnance Survey, Shewing All the Railway Junctions, Stations, &c. also the Lines on which the Electric Telegraph is Laid Down.

      London: W.J. Adams, [c. 1850].. A set of three large folding maps covering the whole of England, Wales and southern Scotland in the main and the Highlands and Islands in a large inset to the northern sheet, all with delicate hand colouring in outline to the county boundaries. The overall dimensions of each part of the map c. 62 x 157 cm, i.e. 186 x 157 if joined, and dissected into 30 sections and mounted on linen, patterned paper to the folded end section with a titled key map to one side, all housed within the original green morocco bookstyle box, decoratively gilt tooled tot he spine and boards, marbled paper sides. Subtle repairs to the base of the box, otherwise both the covers and the map in excellent condition.

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        Canonnier Persan.

      Akvarel fra omkring år 1850. 12 x 17 cm. I nyere Carl Petersen ramme med passepartout (Brock Rammer). Rammen måler 26 x 30 cm

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        In Memoriam

      London: Edward Moxon, 1850.. First Edition, First Issue. 20th century green morocco gilt in green morocco and board slipcase. 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. vii, 210pp :: 170mm x 110mm (7" x 4") :: 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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        Malerischer Plan der Stadt Zürich und ihrer Umgebungen. Herausgegeben von H.F. Leuthold in Zürich. Dessiné par F.Schmid., Gravé par Appert de Paris..

      60 x 80 cm, gerahmt, blattversilbert., 55 x 64 cm, Mit reicher Bildlegende. 48,3 x 70,0. Literatur: Walter Mathis "Zürich - Stadt zwischen Mittelalter und Neuzeit" S.114, Nr. 60. - Sehr dekorative Stadtansicht.

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        Atti Ufficiali della Camera dei Deputati - 1850/1869, Torino, Favale, 1850

      Documentazione assai interessante. Alcuni volumi ( dimensioni cm.31 x cm. 48 )necessitano di restauri ai dorsi , ma l'ìnterno è in ordine . Mancano quà e là pagine all'interno ( teniamo a disposizione il dettaglio) Ecco l'elenco dei volumi disponibili : anno 1850 : completo da pag. 5 a pag. 1158 anno 1851 : completo da pag. 1159 a pag. 2317 anno 1852 : meno alcune pag. da pag. 5 a pag. 824 anno 1853 : completo da pag. 825 a pag. 2134 anno 1858 : completo da pag. 691 a pag. 1291 Nella parte finale atti atti del Senato del Regno 1858 pg.51-274) anno 1859 : meno alcune pag. - da pag. 5 a pag.539 Nella parte finale Atti della Camera da pag. 5 a pag.145. anno 1863 : completo - da pag. 5 a pag. 945 anno 1863/1864 : meno alcune pag. - da pag. 947 a pag.1924 , con pagine presenti ma fuori posto . anno 1864 : completo - da pag. 1925 a pag. 2764. anno 1865 : completo - da pag. 2765 a pag.3664 anno 1864/1865 : meno 4 pag. - da pag. 3665 a pag. 4756 anno 1865/1866 : meno 4 pag. - da pag. 5 a pag. 684 - anno 1866 : meno 5 pag. da pag. 685 a pag. 1516. anno 1866/1867 : completo -. da pag. 5 a pag. 421. anno 1867 : completo - da pag. 1 a pag. 1108 anno 1867- II vol. - completo - da pag. 1109 a pag. 1886 anno 1868/1869 - meno 4 pag. - da pag. 4765 a pag. 5506 anno 1869 I vol. - completo - da pag. 5511 a pag. 6284 - anno 1869 II vol. -completo - da pag. 6285 a pag. 7306 Il blocco dei 19 volumi

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        Autograph Letter Signed to M. Cap re publication of articles

      Paris, 1850. Bernard, Claude (1813-73). A.L.s. to M. Cap, dated 25 fevrier 1850. 1-1/2pp. plus integral address leaf. 212 x 136 mm. Creased where previously folded, minor foxing & soiling, but very good. Regarding the submission of an article to an unnamed journal, presumably edited by M. Cap: "I have sent the medical review article for the next number to the printers. I must leave today for 8 or 10 days to go see my mother, who is very ill. I will thus not be able to correct the proofs. I ask you to give them a glance during my absence. . . ." Bernard also asked his correspondent to send him current issues of the Revue medicale, the Revue medico-chirurgicale and the "Journal des conn[aissances] medico-chirurgicales," so that he might recast the medical review article into a different form, "which I believe will be very profitable for your journal." We have not been able to discover which article Bernard is referring to here.

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        A COMPLETE AND UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Comprehending the Explanation, Pronunciation, Origin, and Synonymes of each word; an Epitome of History, Biography, and the Useful Sciences; a Description of the Counties, Cities, and Market Towns of Great Britain, and of the Kingdoms, States, Provinces and Cities in the known World, with a Variety of other Useful Information.

      New Edition. George Virtue. No later than 1850.. pp960. 4to. Illustrated. Some slight foxing and slight browning to end papers. Front hinge strained, some evidence of use, else VG in half black calf with gilt spine. Illustrated with 50 maps their cartographer being Thomas Moule. These maps are of the counties of England and Wales, and have vignettes in the four corners illustrating major buildings, or landmarks or coats of arms of the county. The book is being sold for the value of these maps. In addition there are 10 other plates these being portraits of kings et al. All illustrations are steel engravings; the maps being amongst the first (if not the first) to have the railways delineated; all maps are in VG condition, i.e. no tears etc. a little strain here and there and a little ageing evidence. CCPS/June 2007 US$0

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        "Vot you say! Been here all day long and not catched anything. Ah! You should have been here last Wednesday. There was a chap caught an uncommon lot then to be sure."

      n.p. c. 1850 n.p., [c. 1850]. Image approx. 8 x 10 inches; matted and framed to 14-3/4 x 16-3/4 inches overall. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper, initialled "JL", and captioned by the artist, as above. . 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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        Report of the Committee appointed to examine the life-boat models submitted to compete for the premium offered by His Grace the Duke of Northumberland: to which is added, a list of the existing life-boat, rocket, and mortar stations, and an abstract of the wrecks which occurred on the shores of the British Isles in 1850. With Appendix, maps, and plans.

      London: Printed by W. Clowes..., l851.. FIRST EDITION. Folio, pp. [6], 77 (imprint on verso), frontis. hand-coloured map, 13 fldg. plates with colouring, fldg. hand-coloured chart at the end 'Wreck chart of the British Isles for 1850,' orig. blue cloth, upper cover lettered gilt and with coat-of-arms, sl. creasing and dust marks at blank fore-margin of fldg. plans, binding sl. dull. [With a leaf preceding the frontispiece 'Presented by the Duke of Northumberland.' The report is signed by John Washington, Captain R.N., and others. The report was in response to the loss of life caused by shipwrecks. The report concludes near the end : 'The path then is clear and distinct. The first step is to ensure a safe and powerful life-boat, and this the Committee feel confident has been accomplished; the next is to build a sufficient number of such boats, place them where required, organize and train the crews, and provide for their supervision and maintenance; - in fact, to do for the rest of the United Kingdom what your Grace has liberally undertaken to do for the coast of Northumberland, namely, to place a well-built life-boat at each of the most exposed points of the coast, and rockets or mortars at all the intermediate stations. There need be no misgiving for want of funds; no work of real benevolence in this country, when undertaken in the right spirit, was ever allowed to languish for lack of means...' "The Royal Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck (RNIPLS) was founded in March 1824. The RNIPLS provided lifeboats to local committees, the Coastguard and harbour authorities. The Duke of Northumberland financed a competition for a standard design of a lifeboat. The winner was William Plenty, of Newbury, Berkshire. These "pulling boats" (rowing) were between 18 and 26 feet in length and were powered by between 4 and 10 oars. They had cork in their hull and shaped air-cases fore and aft. Their double-ended designs could operate a rudder from either end, so there was no need to turn. The RNIPLS suffered from lack of funds and poor organization. Following the loss of the RNIPLS lifeboat Providence and 20 of her crew of 24 in the mouth of the river Tyne in December 1849, the need for reorganisation was recognised. Algernon Percy, 4th Duke of Northumberland, then First Lord of the Admiralty, took control. Richard Lewis was appointed secretary. The RNIPLS was replaced by the RNLI. Plenty's design was retired and a new design was introduced. These were larger, self-righting boats. They had a narrow beam, were 34 or 35 feet long with higher end-boxes containing the air-cases and were tested to self-right when capsized." Wikipaedia.

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        Erinnerung an tyrol von g. frommel... berlin, s.a. (1850 ca.).

      Album di cm. 33 x 26, frontespizio con grande veduta centrale e 12 tavole fuori testo con grandi vedute incise in rame, ciascuna accompagnata da una carta di testo esplicativo. Legatura originale in cart. illustrato e con titoli impressi. Piatti staccati, peraltro esemplare in buono stato di conservazione. Rara raccolta di vedute tirolesi che ripropone la celebre suite edita dal Frommel nel 1842.

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        Collection des vue de Copenhague.

      12 håndkolererede litografier i tværfol. med billeder af københavnske pladser og bygninger. Ca. 1850. 1. Kjöbenhavn set fra Valby - Bakke. Tegnet af Wilhelm Petersen. 2. Toldboden. Tegnet af Emanuel Larsen. 3. Kongens Nytorv. Tegnet af A. Nay. 4. Rosenborg Slot. Anon. 5. Christiansborg Slot. Tegnet af Heinrich Hansen. 6. Börsen. Tegnet af Fattig Holm. 7. Börssalen i Kjöbenhavn. Tegnet af H.C. Stilling. 8. Thorvaldsens Museum. Tegnet af Heinrich Hansen. 9. Universitetet. Tegnet af A. Nay. 10. Portalen til Frue Kirke. Tegnet af Heinrich Hansen. 11. Det indre af Frue Kirke. Tegnet af Heinrich Hansen. 12. Vor Frelsers Kirke. Tegnet af Heinrich Hansen. Indbundet i det originale litograferede kartonnage med lærredsryg. Bindet og plancherne en anelse plettet, men ellers velholdt og rent eksemplar.12 tinted lithographs in oblong folio with pictures of places and buildings in Copenhagen. Bound in original, lithographed boards with clothspine. Binding with signs of use and the plates weakly spotted, otherwise a nice and clean copy.. Emil Bærentzen og Co. var fra starten i 1837 en af danmarks førende virksomheder indenfor reproduktionskunst og står bl.a. bag udgivelserne af monumentalværkerne "Danmark" med prospekter fra moderlandet med tilhørende kolonier og "Prospekter af Danske Herregaarde." Overnævnte værk om København, hvor den fra Magdeburg indvandrede maler og litograf Alexander Nay står for litograferingen af 10 af de 12 værker, er på grund af sin høje "slagteværdi " i dag uhyre sjælden i komplet stand.Emil Bærentzen and Co. was from the beginning in 1837 one of the leading companies concerning reproducing art; this work on Copenhagen, with 10 out of 12 lithograph drawn by the from Magdeburg immigrated painter and lithograph Elexaner Nay, is very rare, as it mostly is cut out and sold separately

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        Contre la force pas de r?sistance! .

      Imp. par Lemercier, Bulla Freres Edit., Paris, 1850 circa. Litografia, b/n, cm 52,5 x 61,5 (il foglio). Litografata per mano di R?igner, Bettannier, Morlon, e da un disegno di Dubouloz. Bella scena, molto animata e assai piacevole. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Vedute e monumenti classici di venezia e suoi dintorni disegnati dai piu' valenti artisti di questa citta'. in venezia, presso giuseppe kier, s.a. (1850 ca.).

      Album di cm. 27 x 21 con frontespizio figurato, pianta della città e 25 tavole in litografia di G. Pividor, P. Chevalier, N. Perfsch e altri. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa. Rade fioriture limitate a poche tavole, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Bella raccolta di tavole che raffigurano gli scorci più rinomati di Venezia condotta coll'usuale eleganza pittorica che contraddistingueva l'editore Giuseppe Kier. Non comune.

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        The American Journal of Science and Arts, Second Series, Volumes 1-10 (1846-1850)

      New Haven: Printed for the Editors by B.L. Hamlen, Printer to Yale College (1846-1850). Periodical. Second Series, Volumes 1-10 (bound in five separate full linen cloth volumes). Octavos. Illustrated with plates and maps, some folding. Ex-library set with gilt spine titles, bookplates, and a few scattered ink stamps, else very good. The first ten volumes of the second series of this important periodical, familiarly known as "Silliman's Journal," devoted to the publication of original papers, notices, and reviews in the broad field of the natural and physical sciences. Owned and edited by Benjamin Silliman, professor of chemistry and natural history at Yale College (as well as the first person to distill petroleum), it was the world's leading scientific journal in the first half of the 19th Century. This set features Silliman's printed correspondence with distinguished scientists throughout the world; numerous papers on American geology, topography, botany, and zoology; as well as more general works on chemistry, physics, and mechanics.

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        Phelps's National Map of the United States, a Traveller Guide. Embracing the Principal Rail Roads, Canals, Steamboat & Stage Routes, throughout the Union

      Ensign & Thayer New York: Ensign & Thayer, 1850. very good. Case map. Engraving with original hand outline. Image measures 20.5" x 25.5". Outstanding fold out map of the eastern portion of the United States with insets of the Florida Panhandle, the northern part of Maine, and California, Oregon and Texas. Map is bordered by state and national seals, and bust portraits of past presidents and other notable figures such as Benjamin Franklin, Lafayette, Roger Williams and William Penn. Minor scattered foxing and small chip to lower left corner. Original glue stains near title. Booklet is detached, but intact with beautiful gilding. Some warping of hardcover and minor wear to corners. Included in the booklet is extensive travel information. Owner's signature on inside cover in ink.

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        Obstetric Tables: Comprising Graphic Illustrations, With Descriptions and Practical Remarks; Exhibiting on Dissected Plates, Many Important Subjects in Midwifery

      Philadelphia: James A. Bill, 1850. Complete. Un-paginated. All 21 plates are present; many are hand colored and have overlays with multiple moveable parts/flaps. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages; some light foxing to plates and tissues. No missing or torn parts. Blind stamped leather cover has wear; most of the original spine labels are present. Quite scarce with all moveables in such nice shape. An exceptional book that was well-regarded in its time as both an instructional text for students and a reference for practitioners. The moveable illustrations are used to represent the female body (including genitalia), body changes during pregnancy, development of the baby, procedures including the use of the forceps, and even a cesarean delivery. . First American Edition. Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Samling af breve og autografer fra August Bournonville og andre danske balletnavne.

      3 originale breve af August Bournonville samt 2 breve og 6 autografer (heraf flere med tekst) fra senere danske ballet-koryfæer. Materialet fordeler sig således: August Bournonville: 3 egenhændige breve med underskrift, dateret hhv. 1850, 1862 & 1872. Valdemar price: 2 håndskrevne kort med underskrift. Hans Beck: 2 håndskrevne kort med underskrift. Nini Theilade: Signeret foto. Ellen Price: Egenhændigt brev med underskrift. Harald Lander: Postkort med underskrift. Margot Lander: Egenhændigt brev med underskirft. Monteret sammen med litografiske portrætter (Madame Schall, Augusta Nielsen), 7 programplakater fra Bournonville-opførelser (1850erne og 1860erne) på Det Kongelige Teater, trykt festsang af H.P. Holst fra Bournovilles 50-års kunstnerjubilæum (1867), salmeheftet fra Bournonvilles begravelse (1879) samt udklip, prospekter samt forklarende maskinskrevne tekster i plastcharteques i 2 røde ringbind.. Indtagende materiale, monteret som en art hjemmelavet krønike om Bournonville og den tradition, han skabte

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        The Surgical Anatomy of the Principal Regions of the Human Body.

      8vo, 4 leaves, pp. 371, (5)-24, 25 hand-coloured lithographed plates (18 folding or double page), other text illustrations. Walton & Maberly's adverts dated August 1856 bound in at end. Original blind-stamped cloth, uncut. Endpapers replaced, slight spotting on a few plates, otherwise a fine and fresh copy.

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        Eldorado, Or, Adventures in the Path of Empire: Comprising a Voyage to California via Panama

      NY: Putnam, 1850. Second edition. Hardcover. Good. 2 volumes. 8vo. xiii,251;(ii),247pp. plus ads. Original green cloth, gilt titles and with embossing on spine and upper boards. Illustrated by the author with full page plates tinted in soft colors. General foxing to the text and plates; light wear to edges, hinges and spine tips; the upper Hinge of Vol. 2 Worn and Neatly Mended. Ownership name and bookplate. The author gives eye-witness accounts of San Francisco, Monterey, the Gold Region and the California Constitutional Covention as well as his travel in Mexico. This is the second edition, issued the same year as the first, and with the same collation. Howes T-43; Cowan, p. 630; Zamarano 80, 73. Called one of the best accounts of the Convention we have.

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        Plate 13 Antrostromus serico-caudatus, Cassin (Chuck-will's Widow) From The Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences

      Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, 1850. first edition Fine with original hand-coloring A Fine original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (9.25 x 13 inches, 235 x 330 mm). The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia was established by the learned naturalists of high Philadelphian society in early 19th century America to document the recent natural discoveries of a new nation. The founding members, and contributors, were the luminaries of early American natural history and sciences; Titian Peale, Thomas Say and George Ord, to name a few. The Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences was their clarion, and was illustrated with wonderful folio-sized hand-colored lithographs by J.T. Bowen and Co. in Philadelphia, America's premier lithographers of the mid-19th century, and the very same company to produce John James Audubon's landmark lithographs for the first seven Royal Octavo editions of the Birds of America (c. 1840-65) and both the Imperial Folio and Royal Octavo editions of the Quadrupeds of North America. (c.1840-54). In essence, the same artists and printers who produced Audubon masterful lithographs created this work. We classify these fabulous plates as one of the best unsung values in the art of 19th century ornithology.

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