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        DAME BROWNS [sic] VISIT TO LONDON. Aunty Jaunty's Tales.

      [16] pages, including pastedown covers. Illustrated with 7 hand-coloured engraved illustrations. Original pictorial wrappers [the lower bearing ad's]. 19.5 x 15.8 cm. Small chip to lower wrapper, and a patch of rubbing to one corner, else a very good copy. Not found in WorldCat or COPAC.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        DON PIRLONE A ROMA. MEMORIE DI UN ITALIANO. Dall' 1 settembre 1848 al 31 dicembre 1850.

      In-8 gr., 3 voll., mz. pelle coeva, decoraz. e tit. oro al dorso, pp. 216; 208; 220,(2); incluse 3 belle antiporte allegoriche; ornato da pregevoli grandi iniz. figur. e finali, inc. su legno; illustrato da "305 (su 306) bellissime tavv. caricaturali", inc. in rame, non firmate. Straordinaria opera di satira politica soprattutto contro il Papato, la Francia e l'Austria. L'A., già comproprietario e articolista del "Don Pirlone", caduta la Repubblica Romana, fuggi' a Torino dove pubblicò la presente opera, mantenendone lo stile satirico che aveva fatto la fortuna del giornale romano. "Prima edizione", rara e molto ricercata. Cfr. Inventario Raccolta Bertarelli "Risorgimento Italiano",I,6395. Esemplare fiorito.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        Frankenstein or The Man and the Monster ( 1850 - Lacy's Acting Edition Plays - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Faust and Marguerite, Aladdin, and Others )

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

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        Om stöfvaren med afseende å dess uppfödande, vård och inöfning, jemte underrättelse om harjagt med stöfvare, samt bihang om botemedel mot åtskilliga hundens sjukdomar.

      Till unga jägares tjenst. Åbo, A. Hjelt, 1850. 8:o. 103 s. + MÆXMONTAN, J. J. Orrjagt med bullvan samt orrskytte om vintern ifrån släda, under åkning. Åbo, J. W. Lillja & co., 1852. 8:o. 20 s. + MÆXMONTAN, J. J. Stussaren med perkussionsantändning, dess beskrifning, vård och rengöring; samt i sammanhang dermed om skjutkonst med kula. Åbo, J. W. Lillja & co., 1855. 8:o. (4),VIII,5-144 s. + MÆXMONTAN, J. J. Dubbelbössan med perkussionsantändning, dess beskrifning, vård, rengöring och skottställning, samt i sammanhang dermed om skjutkonsten jemte anteckningar om krut, hagel, förladdningar och knallhattar; samt andra underrättelser, hvilka för jägaren kunna vara af värde. Åbo, J. W. Lillja & co., 1852. 8:o. 114,(2) s. Lätt nött samtida mörkgrönt hfrbd med upphöjda bind och sparsamt guldornerad rygg. Samtliga de blå tryckta omslagen medbundna. Pärmhörnen lite stötta. De inledande bladen i det fjärde arbetet lätt lagerfläckiga. Bra ex. med O. Sundelius namnteckning och Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris.. Borgström Finlands jaktlitteratur under kvartsseklet 1850-1874 s. 13-17. Reitersjö 82 för det första arbetet. På de tryckta omslagen anges att arbetena utgavs som del I-IV i "Handbibliotek för jägare och jagtvänner". En femte fristående del utkom 1865. Jacob Johan Mæxmontan (1796-1884), "Finlands jaktkung" kallad, beskrivs av Borgström som "Finlands första egentliga jaktförfattare"

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        The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, Illustrated from Drawings by W.H. Bartlett.

      The Literary Portion of the Work by J. Stirling Coyne. 2 volumes. George Virture, London n.d. (c. 1850, George Virture advertisments in back of vol. 1 indicate that the set was bound c. 1855, the title-page does not mention N.P. Willis, nor does the "Directions for the Binder" mention a frontispice portrait of him). 4°. IV+(2)+170 + 186 pages. Litographed title-pages. Steel-engraved map of Ireland + 60 + 58 steelengraved plates (with protective tissue paper) with Irish views and sceneries. Original blindtooled green cloth bindings with richly gilt spines and gilt vignette of St. Patrick on each front board. All edges gilt. Some marginal foxing to plates, mostly in vol. 1. Foxing to both titles. Cut in front endpaper in both volumes. Spine-ends professionally renewed.. Romantic celebration of Ireland

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        Richmond Hill, Grenada. Original signed pencil and wash drawing, titled in pencil 'Richmond Hill Grenada July 1850'

      Grenada, West Indies: 1850. Pencil and wash on paper, signed in ink lower right 'W.T. Bellairs R.N.', inscribed in pencil at top of image. Sheet size: 7 x 10 3/4 inches. An important view from the harbour of St. George's, Grenada, looking inland with the peak of Richmond Hill framed against the skyline According to William R. O'Byrne's A naval biographical dictionary (London: 1849) Vol. 1, p.70, Bellairs joined the Navy in 1809 and made Lieutenant in 1819. He evidently travelled widely: the National Maritime Museum in London hold two of his West Indian drawings, the National Library of Australia a watercolour of a scene in Panama, and a collection of his drawings of the Far East were sold in 1982.As the present drawing shows he was clearly gifted, and more than a match for many of the professional artists working at the time. His 'professional' status received contemporary confirmation when his watercolour 'View of the town of St. Thomas, in the West Indies' was drawn on stone by W.L. Walton, lithographed and hand-coloured by Charles Hullmandel, and published as a separate print in 1843 (a copy of this print is held in the New York Public Library collection, and is described by Deak). Cf. Deák 525; cf. Martyn Gregory Galley "Lieutenant Walford Thomas Bellairs R.N. ... Admiralty agent and ... artist in the Far East" (London: 1982); cf. Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK10620; cf. Stokes Foreign Views, P.1840-50- H11A

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        Das GOLDLAND CALIFORNIEN, oder: Bleib' im Lande und arbeite fleissig. Eine kleine Schilderung Californiens und der Gefahren, welche dem Einwanderer drohen, nebst der ErzŠhlung von dem traurigen Schicksale eines deutschen Auswanderers

      Brag:: Verlag von Silber & Schenk,. [1850].. 12mo. 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". 1st edition (Howes M876; Kurutz 456a; New Howes M885). 84 pp. Title page with cancel slip over original publisher of "Leitmeritz. 1850. / Druck und Verlag von C. W. Medau.". Period rose colored paper-wrapped boards, with later paper repair to spine.. Wear to board edges. Hinges starting. Expected bit of foxing, still. a VG copy of a rare Gold Rush book.. "After a brief overview of America, Muller began California: Land of Gold or Stay at Home and Work Hard with a business-like look at California history, the gold discovery, mining life, equipment, weather conditions, and routes to California. The second portion is the pitiful story of Friedrich Berwick, a master joiner from Germany, and his unfortunate experiences as a gold seeker. Muller writes: "...the following story is told of a German emigrant to America as a warning to other emigrants to America, young readers, and everyone else who has a great longing to suddenly leave their dear fatherland that has always given them and their families everything they needed." [Kurutz]. Per ABPC, 2 cc have come to auction these past 30+ years, with the last being 2006 when it fetched $4000. . 6 images, on 3 inserted plates.

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        Engravings.

      [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, ABA, ILAB]
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        Gazpacho: Or, Summer Months in Spain

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

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        Specimens of Ornamental Art Selected from the Best Models of the Classical Epochs Plate #34. Frieze, with children, from an Ancient painting at Pompei. (Size of the Original)

      London: Thomas M'Lean, 1850. First printing Moderate foxing to edges of paper- not effecting the richness of the image. A Near Fine Original Chromolithograph. Folio. 25.5 x 20 inches, 647.7 x 508 mm. This fine and rare plate was printed in multiple colors, requiring up 20 separate stones, and finished by hand. The work was most likely executed by Wickelmann & Sons of Berlin, for which they received the Metal Prize at the Great Exhibition in 1851. Considered the very height of Victorian color printing, the work was designed by Lewis (Ludwig) Gruner, (1801-1882). Born in Dresden, Gruner became Prince Albert's trusted adviser on art and design, particularly concerning details on the noted Crystal Palace, and potential acquisitions for the newly formed the South Kensington Museum, which was to become the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1852. In addition, Gruner was mentor to Owen Jones, whose massive book production, which included his popular treatise entitled The Grammar of Ornament, influenced the very nature of color plate printing and Victorian book design. In his invaluable bibliography entitled Victorian Book Design & Colour Printing, (University of California Press, 1972), Ruari McLean states, In Lewis Gruner's Specimens of Ornamental Art, many of the polychromatic plates are the finest yet seen in Britain, the craftsmanship to produce which must have rivaled that of the original artists, who include Giotto and Michelangelo, (and Raphael). Dedicated to Prince Albert, the expressed purpose of the work was to provide examples of design and ornament for industry, and is clearly one of the most impressive achievements of mid-Victorian color printing. (Faber Birren Book Collection 207, McLean 120.)

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        TYPED LETTER, SIGNED

      Barcelona. 10 January 1850.. Half page, on quarto lettersheet of personal letterhead. With one correction and several insertions of accents in ink. Folded for mailing, else about fine. To "Mi distinguido Amigo," (Gallery principal Marcelo de Ridder in Buenos Aires). In part, Miro writes [in translation]: " ... I just returned from Paris; Maeght and I think this exhibit should be postponed until the world comes out of this state of hysteria and madness. Since the paintings that we would send belong to private collections, and mine are being kept for my wife and daughter, we can not risk assuming such responsibility under current circumstances. Please pass this information on to the Ambassador. I can only hope that the world will come back to its senses, and in that case, I would be very honored to do this exhibit, which, by the way, needs to be better organized ...." Signed boldly "Miro"

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        Historia de la India. Traducia por una sociedad literaria

      Barcelona, Imprinta A. Frexas 1850.. Segunda edicion. 8°. 581 (3) S. Mit 2 gefalt. Karten u. 83 Stahlstich-Taf. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Leicht berieb. - (Panorama Universal. Asia)

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        Original Manuscript Court Case Documents Regarding Jeffersonville Railroad Lawsuit

      Clark County, Indiana Territory, 1850. In 1850, in the State of Indiana, the Jefferson Rail Road sued one Samuel Wright, a shareholder, for failing to pay up $250 of the $500 subscribed shares issued by the railroad. According to the Railroad Wright was libel for $250 issued in the calls. Wright refused and argued that it was the Ohio and Indianapolis RR and not the Jeffersonville RR when he bought shares and that the Jeffersonville RR had no right to issue said calls. The RR sued for $500 in damages. The court found for the plaintiff. Archive of seven (7) manuscript documents. Clark County, Indiana Territory, July - August 1850. Original trial case documents, includes a substantial string-tied document, folio, 9 pages. Further includes six single leaf documents, most written to rectos and versos, these ranging in size. One of the documents bears the official embossed seal of the Circuit Court of Clark County with its eagle emblem clearly visible. Filing dates indicated on each, by court clerks. Minor age-toning and creasing to edges, otherwise the lot in very good and original condition. Plaintiff: Jeffersonville Railroad Company Defendant: Samuel Wright, Shareholder, and doctor from Dundee, New York A most unusual court case, in which the Jefersonville Railroad Company, previously chartered as the Ohio and Indianapolis Railroad, puts forth a claim in the courts against one of its shareholders, a doctor from New York. Hon. William T. Otto was the presiding judge, holding the County Circuit seat from 1844 - 1852. Other significant names seen on these documents include Judge Charles Dewey, Judge Charles P. Ferguson - at this time a clerk, and Eli McCauley - also a clerk of the court. Documents include the plaintiff's declaration to the courts which outlines initial filing fees of $4.09 USD, the subsequent order to summon the defendant to appear in court, the defendants' pleas, rebuttals to some of those pleas, a Bill of Exceptions, so forth. The declaration, or initial claim filed against the shareholder is nine pages in length, and illuminates more than the details of the case where a stockholder has purportedly not paid for his shares, but further provides historic details of the railroad's stages of financial development. A fascinating document of commercial and legal interest. . Signed.

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        Heide von der Nordwestseite. Lithographie nach Klinck bei Winter & Hertz, Hamburg, um 1850. 31,4 x 51 cm.

      Selten.- 3 Stockfleckchen im rechten Bildbereich.- Außenstege gebräunt und feuchtfleckig, Randläsionen hinterlegt.

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        Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet - An Autobiography

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1850. Two volumes complete - Volume One - iv, 306pp, [2] and Volume Two - iv, 300pp. Original blindstamped cloth, title in gilt to spines. Volume One has been rebacked, with the original spine laid on, spines slightly faded, volume two chipped to spine ends, corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Internally lightly browned, but fairly clean. From the library of Michael Foot, with his name in pencil to ffep. Sadleir 1337, Wolff 3805 (this copy does not have the 32pp catalogue mentioned by Wolff) and Parrish pg 11 (not mentioning the catalogue). First Edition. Hardback. Good. 8vo.

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        Colton's Traveler and Tourist's Guide-Book Through the United States Of America and the Canadas

      New York: J. H. Colton, 1850. 12 mo., (6 x 4 inches). 2 lithograph maps on bank note paper with original hand-color in outline: "The Rail Road Routes between New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington"; "Colton's Map of the United States the Canadas &c. Rail Roads, Canals, & Stage Roads with Distances from Place to Place", with fine vignettes of the "Isthmus of Panama Showing the Routes of Travel between Chagres & Panama"; "Map of the United States Central America &c." "Map of New England and Eastern New York" (numerous separations at folds, some of which have been professionally repaired). Original red cloth gilt cloth (expertly rebacked preserving the original spine, corners strengthened) Provenance: Contemporary penciled ownership inscription of W. S., Jane, Jas. Simonds on front pastedown. First edition of a popular guide book that went through many editions. "Essentially same as the various handbooks listed under Smith, John Calvin. Includes material on California, Oregon and Texas, with overland routes, etc." (Howes). This is a fairly extensive guide book for the entire United States, despite the fact the map shows only about half the country. Colton includes discussions of the Oregon Territory, California, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas. The section on California enthusiastically describes the climate and the Gold Regions, followed by a table describing routes from Fort Leavenworth to San Diego, Independence to Sacramento via South Pass, Independence to Oregon City, and Council Bluffs to Salt Lake City. The Texas section has a brief (but rare) reference to the ghost town of "Zodeac" (actually Zodiac), a short-lived Mormon settlement founded by Lyman Wight's splinter sect that protested Brigham Young's leadership after Joseph Smith's death and went searching for Zion in Texas. The large map shows Texas to slightly west of San Antonio (the border of Texas is still shown as the Sabine River). Two of the inset maps relate to the California Gold Rush. The upper inset shows the proposed line of the Panama Railroad; and the second inset of the U.S. shows the "Gold Regions" in California and the two overland routes from Independence, the northern route going to San Francisco via Salt Lake City, and the southern route going to San Diego via Santa Fe. Purchased at Dorothy Sloan October 2006..

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        The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor DD, Lord Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore: With a Life of the Author, and a Critical Examination of His Writings. (In Ten Volumes)

      London, UK: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans. Near Fine. 1850. Hardcover. 8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; Volume I, 1854: "Clerus Domini or a Discourse on the Divine Institution of the Office Ministerial, Discourse of Friendship, Rules and Advices to the Clergy, Life, Indexes; (20) - 127 - (1) - cccclxviii - (1) pp. Volume II, 1850: "The Great Exemplar of Sanctity and Holy Life According to the Christian Institution Described in the History of the Life and Death of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the World, New Edition"; (12) - 730 - (8) pp. Volume III, 1850: "The Rules and Exercises of Holy Living and Holy Dying, New Edition", (26) - 455 - (8) pp. Volume IV, 1850; "A Course of Sermons for All the Sundays in the Year, New Edition", (20) - 672 - (4) pp. Volume V, 1853; "Episcopacy Asserted, An Apology for Authorized and Set Forms of Liturgy Against the Pretence of the Spirit for Ex Tempore Prayer and Forms of Private Composition, On Reverence Due to the Altar, A Discourse of the Liberty of Prophesying with Its Just Limits and Temper . . ., Discourse of Confirmation, (18) - 669 - (5) pp. Volume VI, 1853; "The Real Presence and Spiritual Christ in the Blessed Sacrament Proved Against the Doctrine of Transubstantiation, A Dissuasive from Popery, (18) - 670 - (4) pp. Volume VII, 1854; "Unum Necessarium or the Doctrine and Practice of Repentance, Deus Justificatus or a Vindication of the Glory of the Divine Attributes in the Question of Original Sin, Letters to Warner and Jeanes, The Golden Grove, Festival Hymns, (18) - 662 - (4) pp. Volume VIII, 1854; "The Worthy Communicant or a Discourse of the Nature Effects and Blessings Consequent to the Worthy of the Lord's Supper, A Collection of Offices or Forms of Prayer in Cases Ordinary and Extraordinary,(18) - 701 - (5) pp. Volume IX, 1851; "Ductor Dubitantium or The Rule of Conscience in All Her General Measures Serving as a Great Instrument for the Determinatio n of Cases of Conscience (in four books) - Part I containing Books I and II, (22) - xxiii - (1) - 704 - (2) pp. Volume X, 1852; "Ductor Dubitantium or The Rule of Conscience in All Her General Measures Serving as a Great Instrument for the Determination of Cases of Conscience (in four books) - Part II containing Books III and IV, (22) - 659 - (3) pp. All are uniformly rebound (ca 1965) in a patterned brown cloth simulating leather with gilt lettering and line bordering on the spines. Patterned end papers with the text block edges dyed red and polished and a ribbon book marker set into each volume. Mild foxing present on the preliminary pages and blank end pages of each volume with some darkening, dust soiling and minor spotting to the text block head edges of all. The volumes show minimal wear and appear to have been little used before being rebound and never used since being rebound. A handsome and complete set in an almost fine condition. .

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        Specimens of Ornamental Art Selected from the Best Models of the Classical Epochs Plate #29. Parts of Two Pavements in Terrazzo alla Veneziana at the Palazzo Del T. at Mantua

      London: Thomas M'Lean, 1850. First printing slight foxing to edges of paper- not effecting the richness of the image. A Near Fine Original Chromolithograph. Folio. 25.5 x 20 inches, 647.7 x 508 mm. Elegantly French-matted in natural rag (32 x 27 in, 812.8 x 685.8 mm). This fine and rare plate was printed in multiple colors, requiring up 20 separate stones, and finished by hand. The work was most likely executed by Wickelmann & Sons of Berlin, for which they received the Metal Prize at the Great Exhibition in 1851. Considered the very height of Victorian color printing, the work was designed by Lewis (Ludwig) Gruner, (1801-1882). Born in Dresden, Gruner became Prince Albert's trusted adviser on art and design, particularly concerning details on the noted Crystal Palace, and potential acquisitions for the newly formed the South Kensington Museum, which was to become the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1852. In addition, Gruner was mentor to Owen Jones, whose massive book production, which included his popular treatise entitled The Grammar of Ornament, influenced the very nature of color plate printing and Victorian book design. In his invaluable bibliography entitled Victorian Book Design & Colour Printing, (University of California Press, 1972), Ruari McLean states, In Lewis Gruner's Specimens of Ornamental Art, many of the polychromatic plates are the finest yet seen in Britain, the craftsmanship to produce which must have rivaled that of the original artists, who include Giotto and Michelangelo, (and Raphael). Dedicated to Prince Albert, the expressed purpose of the work was to provide examples of design and ornament for industry, and is clearly one of the most impressive achievements of mid-Victorian color printing. (Faber Birren Book Collection 207, McLean 120.)

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        [Fine Binding] Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

      London: David Bogue, 1850. First edition thus. Sumptuously bound in full dark blue crushed morocco by Wood with attractive gilt-stamped floral devices on all four corners of both covers, concentric lines, five raised bands on spine with same gilt design motif in between four of them. Copiously illustrated with whole and half page woodcut illustrations by Birket Foster, Benham and Gilbert. AEG. Faintest wear to corners. A fine copy.

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        Eldorado; or, Adventures in the Path of Empire, comprising a Voyage to California, via Panama; life in San Francisco and Monterey; pictures of the Gold Region, and experiences of Mexican Travel

      New York: George P. Putnam, 1850 2 volumes. First edition, first issue with the list of plates in volume 2 giving the plate "Mazatlan" at page 8 rather than page 80, and with the 23 leaves of publisher's advertisements (advertisement leaves uncut). Pp. 3 leaves, [vii]-xii, 251 + 1 leaf, [1]-3, [1], [1 leaf], [5]-247, [248] blank, 23 numbered leaves of advertisements. 8 full-page tinted lithographs. Original blind and gilt-stamped green cloth. Very slight wear to corners and head of spines, light cover soiling, spines slightly faded, scattered light foxing to text and plates (as usual), light damp stain to extreme upper corners of volume I. Lacking front free endpaper in volume I. A very good, collectable set. Collated complete. "This work by an eminent writer and artist is probably the outstanding book on the early gold rush in California. The author's description of the Constitutional Convention at Monterey is the best we have, as are also the views he gives us of the earliest mining camps. The colored plates are beautifully tinted works of art depicting San Francisco (in 1848 & 1849), Monterey, Sacramento, and mining camps. The plates were lithographed by Sarony & Major. Bayard Taylor saw everything and recorded all he saw" (Zamorano Eighty). "Unexcelled descriptions of California's gold-rush days by a professional traveler and trained observer" (Howes). "Taylor, a successful author and correspondent with the New York Tribune, went to California to record the Gold Rush. He left New York on the Falcon on June 28, 1849, crossed the Isthmus of Panama, boarded the Oregon, and arrived in San Francisco on August 18... Lieutenant Edward F. Beale (to whom the book is dedicated) accompanied Taylor on much of his travels. He visited cities, towns, and camps. Taylor left San Francisco on January 1, 1850, on board the Oregon... T. Butler King, whose report of March 22, 1850, comprises the appendix, was also a passenger" (Kurutz). Kurutz also provides excellent information on the various publications of this important work which went through numerous printings the year of publication; by 1859 the eighteenth edition was published. [Cowan: p. 630; Howes I: T-43; Howes II: T-45; Kurutz: 618a; Rocq: 16098; Wheat, Books of the California Gold Rush: 204; Zamorano Eighty: 73]..

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        The Scarlet Letter

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. Second edition with catalog dated October 1, 1849 and the first appearance of the author's preface. 2500 copies. Original publisher's cloth. Bright gilt to spine, spine ends lightly frayed and chipped, front cover corners with minor fraying, circular stain to front board and a few small minor stains to covers, else a very tight and sound copy without any repairs.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        THE SCARLET LETTER

      1850. hardcover. <center><b>an American classic</b></center> Hawthorne, Nathaniel. THE SCARLET LETTER. A Romance. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. 4 pp preliminary ads dated March 1, 1850. Bound in full scarlet morocco, with the original blind-stamped brown cloth bound in. <p>First Edition of one of the greatest works of American literature -- "the old story of the girl who loved not wisely but too well, set in the stark background of Puritan New England" [Johnson]. While the Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale struggles for years with his hidden guilt, and Hester Prynne&#39;s husband (alias Roger Chillingworth) becomes morally bankrupt with his cruel search to discover the identity of the unknown father, Hester herself triumphs over her sin by openly confessing to it.</p> <p>There were 2,500 copies of the first and only printing of the first edition, published on March 16, 1850; the following month was published the second edition of another 2,500 copies (not so identified other than by its inserted "Preface to the Second Edition," though Clark identifies 69 changes in the text, the best-known of which is "reduplicate" changed to "repudiate" on p. 21).</p> <p>This copy has the earliest-dated (but usual) preliminary ad catalogue, dated March 1, 1850. The first gathering is in Clark&#39;s state "a&ordm;2&#39;," with the "N" of "Nathaniel" below the "r" of "according" on the title verso (though the p. iii "1" of "192" on p. [iii] does not appear to have slipped). Also, the final gathering is in Clark&#39;s state "x&ordm;2&#39;," with "21" directly below the "ere" of "there" on p. 321. Neither of these variants is an "issue point"; rather, they reflect the fact that at least these two gatherings were</p> <p><?ms_indent>set up by the printer in duplicate, presumably for production economy. There is no textual variation in the duplicate settings..., and since the two settings were machined simultaneously, no priority can be assigned to either." (Clark)</?ms_indent></p> <p>This copy has been fairly-recently bound in full scarlet morocco, with the original cloth covers and spine bound in. Condition is fine. Since a copy still in original cloth would be substantially more expensive, this is an opportuinity to acquire the first edition of an American classic at a far-less-vast price. Clark A16.1; Blanck 7600; Johnson p. 38.</p> "MERLE JOHNSON&#39;S HIGH SPOTS" (Sumner & Stillman Code:11950)

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        Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlet Letter First Edition, First Printing

      Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1850. First. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter First Edition, First Printing. Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1850. An exquisite copy of Nathaniel Hawthorne&#39;s magnum opus! A TRUE First Edition, First Printing. It has &#39;reduplicate&#39; on page 21, line 20. One of only 2500 First Edition copies made. This copy has been finely bound by Scroll Club. Leather bound with elaborate tooling on spine and cover. Top edge gilt. Marble end pages. Housed in matching slipcase. Edges of book and slipcase rubbed. Front board very delicate. Good condition.

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        The Pilgrim&#39;s Progress from This World to That Which is to Come

      London; Nd (ca.1850): Cassell, Petter and Galpin A beautiful fore-edge painting of a city view showing Doge&#39;s Palace, built in Venetian Gothic style, and one of the main landmarks of the city of Venice, northern Italy along with other nearby buildings and landscape. Portrait frontispiece, 399(1)pp., with notes by Rev. Robert Maguire, beautifully illustrated by H.. Selous and M. Paolo Priolo. bound in full black morocco, boards ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments ruled in gilt, triple ruled gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A fine copy.. Quarto.

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