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        Specimens of Ornamental Art Selected from the Best Models of the Classical Epochs Plate #32. Column from a Wall Painting At Pompei- (size of the original)

      London: Thomas M'Lean, 1850. First printing A Near Fine Original Chromolithograph. Folio. 25.5 x 20 inches, 647.7 x 508 mm. Elegantly French-matted in Black rag and framed in black molding. (26.75 x 33.25 inches). 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.)

      [Bookseller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA]
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      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..

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

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        [Isola Bella , Lago Maggiore; and the Bell Tower of Bellagio, Lago Como]

      [Italy: circa 1850]. Gouache on paper (sheet size: 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches; and 10 1/4 x 15 3/8 inches), the larger painting of Bellagio signed in pencil at the lower left &#39;Luigi Bartezzati f.&#39;. A fine pair of late &#39;Grand Tour&#39; images of two of the jewels of Northern Italy Lake Maggiore "has a surface area of about 213 km², a maximum length of 54 km and, at its widest, is 12 km. ... The lakes jagged banks are surrounded by the Prealps of Piedmont and Lombardy. The western bank is in Piedmont (provinces of Novara and Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola) and the eastern in Lombardy (province of Varese), whereas the most northerly section extends thirteen kilometres into Switzerland, where it constitutes the lowest point above sea-level in that entire country. The climate is mild in both summer and winter, producing Mediterranean vegetation, with beautiful gardens growing rare and exotic plants. Well-known gardens include those of the Isola Madre, Isola Bella and the Isole di Brissago, that of the Villa Taranto in Verbania, and the Alpinia botanical garden above Stresa ... Isola Bella is one of the Borromean Islands of Lago Maggiore in north Italy. The island is situated in the Borromean Gulf 400 meters from the lakeside town of Stresa. Isola Bella is 320 meters long by 400 meters wide and is entirely occupied by the Palazzo Borromeo and its Italianate garden [completed in 1671]." (wikipedia). Bellagio is located at the point at which the Lakes Como and Lecco divide. From Lake Como, one sees the beautiful Romanesque Bell Tower handsomely portrayed here by Bartezzati.

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        Life and Confession of Ann Walters, The Female Murderess!

      1850. [Murder]. [Walters, Ann Smith (1812-1844)]. [Dudley, Enos G. (d.1849)]. [Runkle, Mary]. Life and Confession of Ann Walters, The Female Murderess!! Also the Execution of Enos G. Dudley, At Haverhill, N.H., May 23d, 1849. To Which is Added the Confession of Mary Runkle, Who Was Executed for Murder. [Boston]: Printed for the Proprietor, 1850. 32 pp. Two full-page woodcuts. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers, large woodcut image of Walters to front, untrimmed edges. Light soiling, some edgewear. Toning to text, occasional minor stains and light foxing. * Although OCLC records an "Ann Walters (1812-1844)," McDade believes her story is a work of fiction that incorporates details of a dozen different murders. He also doubts the veracity of the Runkle case. Walters ran a tavern on the Delaware-Maryland border, where she liked to murder traveling slave traders and steal their slaves, money and other valuables. (Her murder of a slave-trader is depicted in one of the woodcuts.) Her depravity is blamed in part on the morally corrosive effects of slavery: "Although born in a free country where slavery is abhorred [Canada], she soon imbibed a taste for the traffic in slaves, as our readers may easily perceive that her location was in a slave state where morality is not very exalted, as such a course could not have been carried on in a free state so long, without meeting the eye of detection." Walters began her career by killing her child and husband, she then became the leader of a criminal gang. OCLC locates 4 copies in law libraries. (Harvard, Social Law, University of Missouri, Yale). McDade, The Annals of Murder 1036.

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        Tourists in Wales

      London: Rock & Co Tourists in Wales: & pencilings in the Principalities by a Pedestrian Artist. In its original brown paper wraps, Now encased in a fine buckram slip cloth with the title and author in gold to spine and front cover. Internally the spine has been strengthened by tape, and there is some minor browning, but a spectacular and very rare production. There are twelve pages of colour images depicting humorous aspects of tourism. Page 1 is Tourists where there are 11 small images, followed by High Ways of Wales 5 images, The By-Ways with 5 images, The Beauties of Wales 7 images, Rivers of Wales 5 images, The Waterfalls with 2 images, The Mountains of Wales 5 images, Market day in Wales 9 images, Welsh Fairs and Hirings 8 images, Counties in Wales 13 images of Welsh Ladies in the Welsh dress of that county... etc. No edition stated but presume first, no date but circa 1850. All images are bright in colour with title or description below in black ink, superb! Onwhyn, in the 1830s and 1840s Joseph Onwhyn published a number of guides for tourists - to the Highlands, Killarney, Wales, and the Lakes- chiefly compiled from his own notes and observations.He also published in 1864, The Owl (a society newspaper), though its success afterwards affected his mind. Thomas Onwhyn had came to public notice by his contribution of a series of -illegitimate- illustrations to works by Charles Dickens. He also had a pseudonym -Peter Palette- Allibone 1195/1205)(See ODNB for a full Bio.)

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      Oregon or Washington. [based on sketches made ca. 1850-1855, but painted somewhat later].. Pastel on card, 19 1/2 x 39 inches. Signed lower left: "Gibbs." Framed and glazed in a period hardwood frame and gold gilt liner. The painting, with excellent, bright colors, is in excellent displayable condition. This beautiful painting of three Indians laying up two canoes on the bank of a river in wooded mountainous terrain is the work of George Gibbs (1815-73), ethnographer, mapmaker, geologist, historian, attorney, and, for nearly twelve years, an explorer, artist, and administrator in the Pacific Northwest. The scene is likely the western entrance to the Columbia River Gorge, with the Cascade Mountain Range in the near distance. The painting shares several geographic and artistic touchpoints with the annotated on- the-spot drawing from 1850 that Gibbs made farther east on the river at Oak Point, illustrated in David Bushnell&#39;s DRAWINGS BY GEORGE GIBBS IN THE FAR NORTHWEST, 1849-1851. The painting is signed in a slightly stylized version of the signature found throughout Gibbs&#39; personal and professional papers. Gibbs learned to paint while attending the Round Hill School in Northampton, Massachusetts, the first experimental prep school in the country, founded by future historian George Bancroft, and Joseph Green Cogswell, later director of the first great public library in the United States, the Astor Library. Gibbs grew up surrounded by great American art. "Gibbs&#39; father commissioned Gilbert Stuart to paint Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe; these portraits hung in Gibbs&#39; childhood home at Sunswick Farms, Astoria, New York. Stuart also painted portraits of &#39;Colonel&#39; George Gibbs and Laura Wolcott Gibbs, his parents" - Stephen Dow Beckham. Papers from Gibbs&#39; adolescence indicate the development of his interest in science and in outdoor life; and one very interesting letter, a harbinger of a career to come, written in 1833 from Boston to his sister, Eliza, includes an account of seventeen-year-old Gibbs&#39; encounter with John James Audubon (Wisconsin Historical Society): "Dear Sister, I have just returned from a visit to Mr. Audubon. THE Audubon. But I will tell you all in order. Saturday I went to see the prints of his birds at the Athenaeum. They are superb, of full size on elephant paper. Turkeys & eagles as well as small birds and large as life & the colouring & execution beautiful. They are all of them represented in the act of seizing their prey or in some natural and striking position. The landscapes birds butterflies animals etc are very fine. His son paints the flowers & branches of trees on which many rest, from nature, they are very beautiful. He has not near finished his collection, though about two hundred are done... "I killed [a moth] this morning with nitric acid, and by way of introduction agreed to take him to Mr. Audubon&#39;s & Aunt Ruth who had been before went to. Mr. A was unwell & we took the pleasure of seeing him. He is a complete original & a remarkable man. [Audubon was] extremely glad of the moth & Mr. A [illegible] that I would accept of a little shell he had picked up on the coast of Florida as a remembrance. [Audubon] has a large collection of stuffed birds as a reference for description. He showed me some of the original paintings. The feathers look like real ones every division accurately transferred...." Gibbs earned a Harvard law degree, then began a desultory, unenthusiastic, unprofitable law practice. "[In 1843, Gibbs became librarian of the New-York Historical Society], cataloging the collection and steering it toward an emphasis on American subjects. [Gibbs started another law firm], but his work for the historical society [which he genuinely enjoyed and committed himself to] absorbed more and more of his time. "The excitement over the discovery of gold in California finally dislodged Gibbs completely from his law practice, and in 1849 he left New York for St. Louis, Missouri. Joining a march of the Mounted Riflemen, he traveled overland from Fort Leavenworth to Oregon City. On the trip he made many drawings and kept a journal, portions of which were published in the New York papers. His lively entries described the climate and landscape, life in camp, and encounters with Sioux Indians and emigrants on the Oregon Trail. "Gibbs settled in Astoria, Oregon, near the mouth of the Columbia River. In 1850 he was appointed deputy collector of the port, but he resigned later that year in the aftermath of having embarrassed his superior by an overzealous prosecution of the customs laws. In 1851 he joined Reddick McKee on an expedition to draw up land treaties with Indian tribes west of the Sacramento Valley. In five months McKee&#39;s group met with nearly 10,000 Indians and concluded five treaties. Gibbs, who had already been interested in Indian languages, compiled vocabulary lists of fifteen indigenous tongues and worked on maps of the region. In 1852 he tried his hand at prospecting in northern California with less than impressive results. By the end of the year he was back in Astoria, again as a customs collector, but when Franklin Pierce took office in 1853, Gibbs lost his political appointment. "Gibbs soon found other work. In 1853 George B. McClellan hired him as a geologist and ethnologist to help survey a railroad route to the Pacific. In 1854 Gibbs left Oregon for good, settling near Fort Steilacoom in the Washington Territory on a farm he called &#39;Chetlah.&#39; He was rarely there, however, continuing his surveying and conducting ethnological research. Working for the Indian Commission in the territory, Gibbs helped shape Indian policy. He argued for keeping Native Americans on their traditional homelands to preserve the cultural and linguistic diversity that he knew was dissolving quickly on reservations. He also campaigned for the use of Indian place names, which he often noted on the maps he made. Gibbs served briefly as the acting governor of Washington Territory and was appointed brigadier general of the militia in 1855. "In 1857 and 1858 Gibbs was again in the field, this time surveying the 49th parallel between the United States and Canada for the Northwest Boundary Survey. Working for Archibald Campbell, he traversed the border from the Pacific to the Rockies. Gibbs took every opportunity to add to his knowledge of Indian languages, and also collected animal, insect, and plant specimens, many of which he sent to scientists like Louis Agassiz and Asa Gray" - Bethany Neubauer, AMERICAN NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY. Raymond Settle&#39;s introduction to THE MARCH OF THE MOUNTED RIFLEMAN, which draws from the journals made by Gibbs and that expedition&#39;s leader, Major Osborne Cross, endorses the importance of Gibbs western sketches: "As an artist Gibbs exhibited considerable talent, both in sketching outdoor scenes and in drawing from life. He made what was perhaps the first drawing of Shoshone Falls, and sketched various scenes in eastern Oregon, on the Columbia River, and while crossing the Cascade Mountains...[In 1851, while associated with Oregon Territory Governor John P. Gaines in the making of treaties with the Calapooya Indians, and later that same year with Reddick McKee], Gibbs made many drawings...numerous drawings." Bushnell notes that Gibbs&#39; sketches of the Pacific Northwest impressed Seth Eastman, who incorporated them into his own work. Eastman&#39;s sepia drawing, "Humboldt, California, 1851," later made into an engraving for Schoolcraft, is annotated: "S. Eastman from a sketch by G. Gibbs" (SETH EASTMAN - A PORTFOLIO OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS, pl. 47). George Gibbs authored, usually under the imprimatur of the Smithsonian Institution, several important books on Indian languages and dialects, and tribal life, in the Pacific Northwest. His scholarship in such works as NOTES ON THE TINNEH OR CHEPEWYAN INDIANS OF BRITISH AND RUSSIAN AMERICA (1867) and ALPHABETICAL VOCABULARIES OF THE CLALLAM AND THE LUMMI (1863) was so meticulously researched and well-illustrated that historian William Goetzmann calls Gibbs "one of the founders of scientific studies in the Far West." Gibbs&#39; notes and interpretations of 19th-century treaties between Indian tribes and federal and state governments (the drafts for those treaties are often in his handwriting) are used to this day to argue lawsuits involving American Indian interests, many concerning the building of casinos on reservation lands Gibbs wrote books concerning American law. His propagandist history of the Federalist Party, MEMOIRS OF THE ADMINISTRATIONS OF WASHINGTON AND JOHN ADAMS (1846) began as a biographical study of his great-grandfather, Declaration of Independence signer Oliver Wolcott, the senior, and his grandfather, Oliver Wolcott, United States Treasury Secretary and Connecticut governor. Terrible health, rheumatic gout, kept Gibbs out of the U.S. Army during the Civil War, though he did volunteer. "He became an important member of the Loyal National League and the Loyal Union Club. During the latter part of his life he lived in Washington, D.C. [&#39;in the Smithsonian tower!&#39; (Beckham)], where his extensive knowledge of the northwestern Indians [and his collection of their artifacts] was often employed by the Smithsonian Institution" - DAB. Artwork by George Gibbs is rarely found in the marketplace. Artnet and AskArt do not report any works having come into the market. He donated the majority of his western sketches to the Smithsonian Institution. The Peabody Museum at Harvard University owns a small holding of his sketches, as does the National Park Service collection at Fort Vancouver. Aside from the present example, we are not familiar with any other large scale painting by Gibbs - nor is the leading authority on Gibbs, Lewis and Clark College professor Stephen Dow Beckham, who has written about Gibbs since his 1970 dissertation, "George Gibbs, 1815-1873: Historian and Ethnologist" - making this newly discovered, quite gorgeous, picture a significant addition to the art canon of the American Northwest. WHO WAS WHO IN AMERICAN ART II, p.1277. GROCE & WALLACE, p.256. ANB VIII, pp.915-17. DAB VII, pp.245-46. David Ives Bushnell, DRAWINGS BY GEORGE GIBBS IN THE FAR NORTHWEST, 1849-51 (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian, 1938), passim. Raymond W. Settle, ed., THE MARCH OF THE MOUNTED RIFLEMEN...AS RECORDED IN THE JOURNALS OR MAJOR OSBORNE CROSS AND GEORGE GIBBS... (Glendale, Ca.: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1940), pp.22-27, 273-327. George Gibbs, letter to Eliza Gibbs, dated Boston, Ma., March 17, 1833; located at Wisconsin Historical Society, Gibbs Family Papers, Box 1 / Folder 7 Sarah E. Boeheme, et al, SETH EASTMAN. A PORTFOLIO OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS (Afton, Mn.: Afton Historical Press, 1995), p.125. William Goetzmann, ARMY EXPLORATION IN THE AMERICAN WEST, 1803-1863 (Lincoln, 1959). Stephen Dow Beckham, "George Gibbs, 1815-1873: Historian and Ethnologist" (Ph.D. dissertation, UCLA, 1970); correspondence, January-February 2006.

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        Collection d&#39;Esquisses des principaux articles de décoration exécutés en papier peint dans la manufacture de Jean Zuber et Compagnie à Rixheim près Mulhausen, dept. du haut-Rhin

      [Mulhouse, Alsace, France: Engelmann père & fils for Jean Zuber, circa 1850]. Folio. (19 1/4 x 14 inches). Lithographed throughout: uncoloured title, 73 images by Engelmann after P.A. Mongin, J.J. Déltil, J.M. Gué, Zippélius, Ehrmann, Fuchs and others on 41 sheets (15 sheets with fine contemporary hand-colouring, 4 of these heightened with gum arabic, including two images in both coloured and uncoloured state). (The final sheet cut dwon and loosely inserted, the 4th and 5th torn with marginal paper loss not affecting the images, the 8th sheet torn in half with neat old repair). Contemporary French blue reversed leather-backed blue/green paper-covered boards, upper cover with red morocco label panelled and lettered in gilt, extremities rubbed. A magnificent album: an iconography of the work of the greatest of all the 19th-century producers of &#39;papier peints&#39;, and a spectacular example of the lithographer&#39;s art. Despite its large format and exuberant use of high-quality hand-colouring, the present album was designed as no more than a sample book to be used by salesmen or agents of Alsace-based producers of wall and ceiling treatments: Jean Zuber et Cie. The heavy usage such albums usually received has ensured that they are now much rarer than many of their pampered drawing-room contemporaries: the Grand Tour views of Rome or Paris survived into the 20th century in huge numbers, albums such as these did not. After ten years learning his trade, Jean Zuber, the founder of the company, began manufacturing under his own name in 1802. He employing a number of artists: P. A. Mongin can be said to have set the style for the firm, working for Jean Zuber & Cie. up until 1825. The popularity of Mongin&#39;s designs can be judged by the fact that a number of them were still being offered for sale in the present album produced about 25 years after he stopped working for the firm. J.J. Deltil succeeded to the mantle of chief designer and the spectacular three sheet panorama "Vues du l&#39;Amerique du Nord" (1834) is one of the better known designs of his that is in the album: - the panorama of New York City, West Point, Boston, Virginia and Niagara Falls is here seen on two uncoloured and one coloured sheet, the 32 sheet full-sized work so delighted Jackie Kennedy that she had it installed in the "grand salon ovale de la Maison-Blanche" (according to Le Monde du Papier Peint, p. 113). Deltil was also responsible for the "Vues du Brésil" (1830) and the "Décor Chinois" (1832). It is however the image of a section of "El Dorado" which enables us to date the album to the middle of the century, since it was not produced until 1848, a date confirmed by the "Conquete de Mexique" which purports to show scenes from the war of 1846-1848. In addition to the examples of papier peint there are numerous plates showing designs for decorative papers for a variety of other schemes, including faux panelling (in a variety of styles), ceilings, ceiling roses, chimney breasts, etc. Some of these are designed to reproduce plaster, some woodwork, and some again fabric, but all are of the highest quality with particular attention paid to the fine detail: as is to be expected from an album printed by Engelmann and intended to sell wall-paper that is on a much larger scale. The individual plates are titled as follows: 1. Devant de Cheminées (4 images - 2 "framed") 2. Devant de Cheminées Echelle de 3 Pieds (4 images) 3. [Devant de Cheminées] (4 images - 2 "framed") 4. [Devant de Cheminées] (4 "framed" images) 5. [Devant de Cheminées] (5 images - 2 "framed") 6. Sujets en hauteur (6 images) 7. Sujets de fleurs et de chasse (7 images) 8. [Sujets de fleurs et de chasse (6 images) 9. Paysage colorié L&#39;Helvétie, sur 20 lés de 26 pouces (particularly fine hand-coloured lithograph, heightened with gum arabic, enclosed within an elaborate gold frame) 10. Paysage colorié L&#39;Italie sur 20 lés de 26 pouces (particularly fine hand-coloured lithograph, heightened with gum arabic, within an elaborate frame, with classical columns to either side, and an elaborate freize to top and bottom) 11. Conquète du Mexique (hand-coloured lithograph) 12. Paysage à Chasse (Première moitie) en colorié 32 lés de 18 pouces (fine hand- coloured lithograph) 13. Paysage à Chasse (Deuxième moitie) en colorié 32 lés de 18 pouces (uncoloured lithograph) 14. Jardins français Paysage colorié de 25 lés de 20 pouces (1re partie No. 1 à 12) (fine hand-coloured lithograph, heightened with gum arabic) 15. Jardins français Paysage colorié de 25 lés de 20 pouces (2de partie No. 13 à 25) (uncoloured lithograph) 16. Vues de l&#39;Amérique du Nord (1r au 10e lé) (uncoloured) 17. Vues de l&#39;Amérique du Nord (10me au 21me lé) (coloured) 18. Vues de l&#39;Amérique du Nord (22me au 32me lé) (uncoloured) 19. Vues du Brésil 1e feuille (fine hand-coloured lithograph) 20. Vues du Brésil 1e feuille (uncoloured lithograph) 21. Vues du Brésil 3e. feuille (uncoloured lithograph) 22. Paysage colorié L&#39;Italie sur 20 lés de 26 pouces (uncoloured lithograph, within an elaborate frame, with classical columns to either side, and an elaborate freize to top and bottom) 23. Les courses des chevaux Paysage en camayeux 32 lés 18". 2e feuille (uncoloured) 24. Les courses des chevaux Paysage en camayeux 32 lés 18". 1e feuille (uncoloured) 25. Les courses des chevaux Paysage en camayeux 32 lés 18". 3e feuille (uncoloured) 26. Les Jardins Espagnols 25 lés de 20 pouces (fine hand-coloured lithograph, with ms. title beneath) 27. [Jardins] (fine lithograph view with elaborate decorative border) 28. Paysage en camayeux. Les Vues d&#39;Ecosse sur 32 lés de 18 pouces (uncoloured lithograph with elaborate neo-gothic style borders at head and foot) 29. El Dorado Décor colorié en 24 lés No. 4201 à 4224 (elaborate finely hand- coloured image, divided into three sections by richly decorative border, this also hand-coloured) 30. Décor chinois. No. 2911-2914 (5 lés de 20") (particularly fine detailed and delicately hand-coloured lithograph) 31. Décor de l&#39;Alhambra de Paysage Isola Bella (No. 3551) Echelle d&#39;un Mètre (particularly fine detailed and delicately hand-coloured lithograph, the image divided into three by a fine highly elaborate frame in the moorish style, this too hand-coloured) 32. Décor à fleur (particularly fine detailed and delicately hand-coloured lithograph, the image divided into two panels surrounded by a floral border, with a final plain border around the whole) 33. Décor Florentin particularly fine detailed and delicately hand-coloured lithograph, the image divided into three panels with an extremely elaborate border, this too hand-coloured) 34. Décor Louis XV (particularly fine detailed hand-coloured lithograph, the image divided into two panels, with a richly detailed & coloured border, the lower section of which is painted to resemble paneling) 35. Décor à rideau No. 2864 1/20 [with] Décor etrusque No. 2866 1/20 (uncoloured lithographs) 36. No. 2052. Rosace pour plafond, à ornemens coloriés sur fond irisé. No. 2430. Le milieu seul sur fond irisé, et avec une guirlande de fleurs. (single image, uncoloured lithograph) 37. No. 2203. Rosace pour plafond executée surfonds irisés, les ornemens en grisaille ou teinte d&#39;or, le Tors Légèrement colorié. No. 2203½. La même rosace executée en rond sur un diamêtre de 7 pieds avec un autre milieu sur fond Irisé (single image, uncoloured lithograph) 38. No. 2201. Rosace pour polafond en octagone exécuté sur fonds irisés en colorié. No. 2202. Le milieu seul avec amour, sur fond ciel irisé (single image, uncoloured lithograph). 39. No. 1806. Plafond à voute en grisaille. No. 1883 le milieu seul (single image, uncoloured lithograph). 40. 2341 Rosace en gris ou en colorié (single image, uncoloured lithograph) 41. Revolution Italienne (loose, fine hand-coloured lithograph heightened with gum arabic, with manuscript title to upper margin) F. Curie. "Jean Zuber (fils)" in the Revue d&#39;Alsace, 1855, pp 21-22 & 51-83; E. Dollfus. "Notice nécrologique sur M. Jean Zuber fils." in the Bulletin S.I.M.,1853, tome XXV, pp.111-129; G. Gayelin, fils. Notice historique sur la manufacture de papiers peints Jean Zuber et Cie à Rixheim. (Strasbourg, 1912); C. Grad "Les industries de lAlsace, fabrication du papier peint." in the Revue d&#39;Alsace, 1876, pp. 331 -345; B. Jacqué "Les débuts de lindustrie du papier peint à Mulhouse (1790-1794)" in the Revue dAlsace, 1979, n°105, pp.137-150; B. Jacqué. "Papiers peints panoramiques et jardins: l&#39;oeuvre de P.A. Mongin chez Jean Zuber et Cie." in Nouvelles de l&#39;Estampe, 1980, n°49, pp. 6-11; F. Teynac, P. Nolot & J-D. Vivien Le Monde du Papier Peint (Paris: 1981) pp. 107-117.

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        Personal History of David Copperfield, The

      1850. first edition. David Copperfield In the Original Monthly PartsDICKENS, Charles. The Personal History of David Copperfield. With illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850 [i.e., May 1849-November 1850]. First edition in the original monthly parts, twenty numbers bound in nineteen; first issue, following all points in Hatton & Cleaver. Octavo 8 1/8 x 5 9/16 in; 220 x 142 mm). [i-vii] viii [ix] x-xii [xiii] xiv [xv-xvi], [1], 2-624. Forty inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title. Part II has a small repair to the rear wrapper just touching text. Complete with most of the advertisements called for by Hatton and Cleaver except for the following: Part VIII lacks Lett&#39;s Diary&#39;s advertisement. Rear wrapper to Part IX is an unrecorded variant. Part XII possesses a later variant of slip number four. Part XIII lacks slip "New Illustrated Weekly Periodical for Ladies." Part XVI lacks one leaf of Copperfield Advertiser. Part XVIII has a later variant of the green slip following the Copperfield Advertiser. Parts XIX and XX lack two slips and the twenty pages of ads at rear.Original blue printed pictorial wrappers. Expert restoration to some backstrips, a few plates exhibiting some light foxing or toning. Part II possesses a small repair to lower corner of rear wrapper just touching text. Still an excellent set that shows very well. Housed in a quarter brown morocco clamshell case.Copperfield is one of the rarer Dickens titles in the original first issue parts. "As is well known this novel being largely biographic was the first one written in the first person. The original sales did not exceed 25,000 copies, its later popularity more than equalized the failure as an early money-maker. With many lovers of the author&#39;s works "David Copperfield" ranks as the finest of his writings. With a book which gave to the world such characters as Betsy Trotwood, Micawber, the Pegottys and Mr. Dick, to mention only a few, it would have been strange if it had been otherwise. The rather meagre profits again brought to the author the necessity for a personally-owned and conducted periodical, and this subsequently formulated itself into his Household Words&#133; Comparatively the printing was small and the parts were much read and roughly handled, so it is that fine, clean and unrepaired copies are difficult to procure." (Eckel, pp. 77-78).Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 253-272

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        Universal History [On Scriptural Principles] The World's History From The Creation To The Accession Of Queen Victoria COMPLETE IN SEVEN VOLUMES

      Samuel Bagster And Sons, London. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Undated but the preface in volume one is dated 1850. Vol I. From The Creation To The Times Of Alexander The Great. xvi, 618 pages. Vol II. The Times Of Alexander The Great To The Death Of Constantine. xvi, 638 pages. Vol III. From The Death Of Constantine to The Death Of Richard I. xxii, 900 pages. Vol IV. From The Death Of Richard I To The Death Of Richard II. xvi, 524 pages. Vol V. The Fifteenth century, And The Dawn Of The Reformation. xvi, 498 pages. Vol VI. The Reformation To The Death Of George II. xvi, 506 pages. Vol VII. From The Accession Of George III To The Accession Of Queen Victoria. xxii, 523 pages. All volumes have indexes to rear. Books - SEE SCAN in Good dark brown cloth covered boards volumes II & III slightly darker shade, with gilt lettering and blind stamped decoration. The books have been recased in original boards with new webbing and black endpapers, several volumes have also been internally repaired to the hinge so that all are now sound and tight with, light bumping and wearing to the extreme top corners and light bumping to the extreme ends of the spines. Contents, very occasional mark otherwise clean, bright and now tightly bound. An inexplicably Rare publication, especially the complete set in original binding as here. Size: 6.75 inches tall by 4 inches. Fold out colour map in volume one and illustrated frontispieces in all volumes. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: History; Inventory No: 6252.

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      London, John Churchill, Deighton and Laughton, 1850.. To which is attached a Review of the State of Agriculture and Tenure of Land, by George Peacock, and an Historical and Descriptive Account of the Island, and Guide to Visitors by John Driver. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY FROM MRS DRIVER TO MRS BUTLER, INSCRIBED AT HEAD OF TITLE PAGE. 8vo, 230 x 145 mm, 9 x 5¾ inches, 5 charts on 3 plates, pages, xiv, including half-title, Errata slip, 388 including index, divisional title pages to each part, 41 pages of adverts date 1849, original publisher&#39;s blue gilt decorated cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and upper cover, blind decoration to lower cover, pale yellow endpapers, small binder&#39;s ticket to bottom of last pastedown (bound by Westleys & Co. Friar Street, London). Slight rubbing to cloth, corners slightly bumped, 2 small pale marks to upper cover and 3 small faint dark marks to lower cover, a few pages slightly creased through turning, occasional very small nick to fore-edges, occasional light foxing otherwise a very good clean attractive copy. John Driver was Consul for Greece and Madeira and the presentation is from his wife. He wrote the final part V, Historical and Descriptive Account of the Island of Madeira and Guide to Visitors. Some of the subjects he covers are: Discovery of Madeira; Story of Machim; Prestrello, Vaz and Zargo; Funchall Attacked; Columbus; Cultivation of the Sugar Cane; Political Movements; Flood of 1803; Wrecks; Description of the Town; Palheiro; Cama Dos Lobos; Santa Cruz; The Curral; The Waterfall; The Rabacal; Wines of Madeira; Revenue, Crime and Morals etc. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Germ: Thoughts towards Nature in Poetry, Literature, and Art

      Portland, Maine, 1850. Octavo. xxx, 213, (24) pp. First American edition. One of 25 deluxe copies printed on Japan vellum and signed by the publisher, Thomas Mosher. The collected volumes of the famed journal of the Pre-Raphaelite group that included Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, and other artists and writers not formally members of the group but associated with it, such as William Morris and Ford Madox Brown. Inlcudes a number of full-page illustrations. Bound in plain white boards, with a tri-fold dust jacket featuring a woodcut floral border to the front panel and spine designed by Charles Ricketts, taken from an edition of The Poems of Sir John Suckling. Dust jacket also with black and red lettering to front panel and spine. Some toning to spine, else nearly fine.

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        Amerique Septentrionale TOGETHER WITH Amerique Meridionale

      Paris.. No date. Ca. 1850.. TWO ENGRAVED MAPS, outline hand color, North America measuring 8 x 7 inches with decorative designs within neat line 11 x 17 inches, South America 8 1/2 x 7 inches with decorative designs within neat line 11 x 17 inches. One foxing spot to South America map, otherwise very good condition with occasional light soiling to margins well outside image area. This is the pair of decorative maps of North and South America by Levasseur from the Atlas Universel Illustre, each within a pictorial engraved border (uncolored as issued). On the North America map, Texas is still shown as a Republic; the United States northwest boundary is shown as 54-40. .

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        Manuel de l'etudiant magnetiseur, ou nouvelle instruction pratique sur le magnetisme, fondee sur 30 annees d'observation

      Bruxelles Societe Typhographique Belge 1850 8° pagine 305 Legatura coeva in mezza pelle. Titolo e ricchi fregi oro al dorso. 2 incisioni in bianco e nero nel testo. Ottimo esemplare. Curiosa opera, qui in seconda edizione, riguardante il mesmerismo e l'ipnosi come cura contro varie malattie (isteria, epilessie, malattie nervose e della pelle). L'autore auspica una collaborazione fra medici e magnetizzatori per la cura delle suddette malattie. Cfr.Caillet 340 per l'ediz. del 1820; no in Brunet e Graesse. UNITO A: Teste Alphonse Manuel pratique de magnetisme animal. exposition methodique des procedes employes pour produire les phenomenes magnetiques, et leur application. a l'etude et au traitement des maladies. Bruxelles Societe Typhographique Belge 1850 Pagine 406. ottima copia. UNITO A: Charpignon Louis Joseph Jules Physiologie, medecine et metaphysique du magnetisme. Bruxelles Societe Typhographique Belge 1851 Pagine 408 Ottima copia. Riedizione di Bruxelles (terza edizione assoluta) di questo studio sul magnetismo e la sua relazione con la medicina apparso primamente nel 1841. Capitoli sono riservati ai nessi tra magnetismo e malattie nervose, sonnambulismo, fisiologia umana, etc. L'opera figurava nella biblioteca di Honoré de Balzac, secondo l'inventario di essa compiuto da Robert Tranchida. Lo Charpignon, nato nel 1815, Dottore in Medicina alla Facoltà di Parigi, esercitò la professione nella capitale francese e ad Orléans. Cfr.Caillet, 2240 Crabtree, Animal Magnetism, Early Hypnotism, and Psychical Research, 1766-1925. An Annotated Bibliography, 437. Tinterow, Foundation of Hypnosis, p. 35. Wellcome, II, 330. Dorbon-Ainé, 694. Rosenthal, 3085. De Guaita, 1239. UNITO A: Lafontaine Charles L'art de magnetiser, ou le magnetisme animal considere' sous le point de vue theorique, pratique et therapeutique. Bruxelles Societe Typhographique Belge 1851 Pagine 280 ottima copia UNITO A: Mongruel P.L. Prodiges et merveilles de l'esprit humain sous l'influence magnetique. Paris Chez l'Auteur 1850 Pagine 92 Ottima copia. Rarissimo insieme suL magnetismo in un periodo cruciale dello sviluppo di questi studi.

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        Geographisches Jahrbuch zur Mittheilung aller wichtigern neuen Erforschungen. Herausgeber Heinrich Berghaus

      Gotha, Perthes 1850 -1852. 28 cm. 4 Bände. (4), 64; (2), 64; (2), 66; (2), 64 Seiten mit insgesamt 13 lithogr. Karten, davon 1 doppelblattgroß und 1 mehrfach gefaltet (ca. 65 x 90 cm). Broschur, Orig.-Umschlagtitel aufgezogen - Engelmann, Geogr. 48f - Demhardt S. 19 - Vorläufer-Zeitschrift von "Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen". - Enthält unter anderem: Hooker: Forschungen im östlichen Himalaya. Mit Karte von Sikkim; Beke, T.: Ueber die geographische Verbreitung der Sprachen von Abessinien und der Nachbarländer. Mit Karte; Beke, T.: Bemerkungen über den Ursprung und die Urheimat der Gallas; Schlagintweit, Ad.: Neue Höhen-Bestimmungen des Gross-Glockner; Schlagintweit, Ad.: Untersuchungen über Quellen-Bildung und die Isogeothermen der Alpen; Wislizenus, A.: Beiträge zur genauern Kenntniss des nördlichen Mexico. Mit 2 Karten; Berghaus: Berg-Ketten und Fluss-System in Afrika. Mit Karte; Strachey, R.: Über die Schneelinie im Himalaya. Mit mehrfach gefalt. Karte (ca. 65 x 90 cm); Gallatin: Über das Klima von Nord-Amerika; Gold, Platina, Diamanten in den Vereinigyten Staaten und in Californien; Hutton, Thomas: Bericht über die geologische Beschaffenheit des Spiti-Thals (Himalaya). Mit Karte; Bolotoff, A. von: Skizze einer Karte des Theils von Asien zwischen der Ostküste des Caspischen Meeres und dem Alpensee Issikul. Mit Karte; Entdeckungen im Arktischen Meer zwischen der Baffin-Bay und der Melville-Insel 1850 - 51. Übersicht der Entdeckungen im Arktischen Amerika 1832 - 1851 durch Engländer und Russen. Mit 2 Karten. - In jedem Heft vorn eingebunden ein Verlagsprospekt, der diese Zeitschrift den Beziehern des Berhaus&#39;schen Physikalischen Atlas anbietet. Auf den äußeren Titelschildchen sind die Hefte bezeichnet als "Berhaus&#39; Physikalischer Atlas XIXte Lieferung und dann weiter ohne Numerierung. Umschläge etwas fleckig und mit zeitgen. Bibl.-Signaturen, Band 1 vorderer Umschlag Einriß restaureirt, innen stellenweise stockfleckig - Berghaus&#39; Physikalischer Atlas Lief. 19-22 -

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      London: John Murray, 1850. Several pages with spotting, the remainder clean, binding quite nice. Large octavo. xl, 484p. Designed by Owen Jones with the title in red and black surrounded by an ornamental gilt border, each page chromolithographed in red and black with ruled borders, decorative designs, initial letters, and with vignette illustrations and full-page chromo plates highlighted in gold. . Bound by Remnant Edmonds & Remnants in full black highly embossed leather over beveled boards with marbled endpapers, all edges gilt and elaborately gauffered., gilt spine title, Murray&#39;s Book Of Common Prayer is one of the important examples of Owen Jones&#39;s commercial decoration, but it made a loss for the publishers." McLean. Victorian Book Design p. 66.& Girffiths. 1850, no. 26.

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        Map of the City of New York

      New York: Published by the Surveyor William Perris 93 William Street [copyright registered in 1850 by Perris & Hutchinson], 1850-51. Wall map on two sheets joined, lithographed by Mayer & Korffs, contemporary hand- colouring. Large inset view of the city from Governor&#39;s Island, 8 lists of references, ornamental border. (Backed onto archival linen and edged with burgundy silk). 36 x 49 inches. A very rare mid-19th century large-scale map of New York published to be hung in the city&#39;s fire stations. The map extends from the tip of Manhattan as far north as 42nd Street. The general key lists 24 different symbols used to identify churches, schools, hotels, places of amusement, public buildings, newspaper offices, parks, cemeteries, etc. The New York and Harlem Railroad runs down Fourth Avenue while the Hudson River Railroad approaches via Tenth Avenue and West Street. Numerous individual sites are marked and indexed under various lists of references: "Places of Amusement" (American Museum, Broadway Theatre, Chinese Museum, etc.); "Public Buildings etc." (City Hall, Hall of Records, Croton Aqueduct department, Prison, etc.); "Colleges, Universities and Literary, Scientific and Benevolent Institutions" (Columbia College, American Art Union, Home for the Friendless, etc); "Banks" (American Exchange, Bank of New York, Bank of America, etc.); "Markets" (Washington, Fulton, etc.); "Hotels (Delmonicos&#39;, Tammany Hall, Carlton House, etc); "Churches" (Reformed Dutch, Friends, Jews, Unitarian, etc.) and "Public Grounds" (The Battery, Union Square, Madison Square, etc). Of particular interest is a hachured line marking in the river adjacent to the Battery depicting the boundary of the &#39;Proposed Enlargement&#39; - i.e. present-day Battery Park. However, the most important element of this map is its association with fire fighting in New York. The locations of each of the city&#39;s engine, hose and hook-and- ladder houses is shown and the city is clearly divided into eight numbered fire districts via a bold red line. By the end of the first half of the 19th century, as the city of New York entered a time of industrial development and rapid population growth, the frequency of devastating fires had escalated. "The rivalry which had always existed between the crews of the various engines had, year by year, grown more intense, and when the fire alarm brought them out, it was almost certain that there would be a collision, ending in blows, and often in a free fight" (Stokes, III:p. 559). The many volunteer companies in the city all responded to the same alarm, regardless of the location of the fire. Concurrently, the more frequent use of horse-drawn steam engines (as opposed to hand pumps pulled by a team of men) racing through the city yielded numerous accidents, with several fatalities. These two factors prompted the Common Council in 1850 to propose dividing the city into eight fire districts, with specific alarm bells indicating the district location of the fire, and with only the fire companies in those and the neighboring districts allowed to respond. This ordinance was passed and approved by the Mayor on 25 November 1850, with the ordinance to take effect on the 1st of January 1851. That very same year engineer and surveyor William Perris began working on a comprehensive series of fire insurance maps of New York. "George T. Hope is generally credited with having fostered the idea of specialized and detailed fire insurance maps in the United States. Around 1850 Hope, who was at the time secretary of the Jefferson Insurance Company, began to compile a large-scale map of a portion of New York City for use in calculating fire risks. He engaged William Perris, an engineer trained in England, to make the surveys. To ensure that the proposed map would include all essential information, Hope formed a committee of fire insurance officials to direct the project" (Ristow). Perris&#39;s series of maps would be published between 1852 and 1855 in seven volumes, and have the distinction of being the first fire insurance maps of the city. The present wall map, however, precedes the publication of those maps. While the exact publication history of this map is unknown, it seems likely given Hope and Perris&#39;s association with the city&#39;s fire officials, that when the ordinance to divide the city into fire districts was passed, this map of the city which clearly depicts those divisions was proposed. The only contemporary reference to this map is in the minutes of the Common Council for 10 December 1850, wherein it is ordered that 150 copies of Perris&#39;s map be purchased and that a copy "be furnished to each engine, hose, and hook-and-ladder company" (quoted in Stokes). It is unlikely that many more copies of this wall map were published, and given the seal of the city in the cartouche, the dedication to the Mayor and Common Council, and the date of 1850-51 (spanning the time between the passage of the ordinance and its taking effect), that this map was effectively underwritten by the Common Council for use in the city&#39;s fire stations. This map is a significant rarity. It is unrecorded in any of the usual references on the mapping of New York and OCLC locates only a single example in the New York Public Library.

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        Jardin Des Plantes. La Menagerie et La Vallee Suisse En Estampes. Dessins d&#39;apres Nature Par Pauquet, Lithographies Par Bocquin

      Paris: Amedee Bedelet, Libraire-Editeur , 1850 Text in French. This is a very good hardcover copy of this color-plate book with slight scuffing to the elaborately gilt-embossed brown textured cloth covers, and some foxing to both plates and text, but generally clean. White moire silk endpapers. No date, but ca. 1850, this book is one in a series brought out by the publisher. This one shows animals in zoo-like settings in a "Jardin des Plantes", or botanic garden. The lithographs are all hand-colored in greens and browns on pale cream-colored sheets, and show exotic animals like camels, elephants, zebras, primates, antelopes, ostriches, etc. Oblong folio, 9 1/2" high X 12 1/2" wide, 43 pages, 20 hand-colored lithographs, also 140 woodcuts in the text. . Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        History of Europe From the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons and From the Fall of Napoleon to the Accession of Louis Napoleon

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1850. 1849-53. 23 Volumes in 2 sets. Illustrated with numerous engraved portraits, uniformly bound in full polished calf beautifully detailed with double gilt borders on front and back boards. The spine includes decorative gilt designs compartmentalized with two title blocks with morocco labels, one in black and one in red. Spine also has five raised bands with gilt. Gilt marble edge work on cover. Interior pages are clean and complete. Decorative edge on pages with same design on end papers. Each volume in set one contains an illustrated portrait frontispiece of historical figure. Previous owner&#39;s paste on stamp inside each book. A classic, handsome set on European history.. Full Calf Leather. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        The Beauties of the Rose. I-II. Containing Portraits of the principal varieties of the Choicest Perpetuals. With plain Instructions for their Cultivation.

      London/Bristol, 1850-53. Two parts in one volume. Two titles. Coloured lithograph frontispiece, 38 coloured lithograph plates (all). Contemporary full calf, gilt decorated covers, inner gilt dentelles, richly gilt spine, gilt edges. 27 X 21,5 cm Plates with minor foxing, text with some offsetting and foxing. Split inner joints, sligthly loose in binding

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        [Fine Binding] Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

      David Bogue 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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      Kbhvn. 1850. Illustr. af V. Pedersen. 522 s. Samtidigt halvlæder dekoreret med guld på ryggen. Helt rent eksemplar.. BFN 551

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        The American Admiralty, Its Jurisdiction and Practice, With Practical Forms and Directions. Cohen 1568

      First edition of the foremost American treatise on admiralty law, the "work [which] outstripped all its competitors, and became firmly fixed as an authority", first appearing during the half-century when Benedict was a leader of the admiralty bar. Modern goat morocco, contrasting crimson and black morocco labels, gilt, some foxing, browning and staining, else a good copy. Banks, Gould & Co. Law Booksellers [etc.], New York, 1850.

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        Indøvelse i Christendom. Af Anti-Climacus. Nr. I. II. III. Udgivet af S. Kierkegaard, [Training in Christianity. By Anti-Climacus. Nr. I. II. III. Published by S. Kierkegaard].

      Kjøbenhavn [Copenhagen], 1850. 8vo. Cont. full cardboard-binding of black glitted paper w. single gilt lines and gilt title to spine, all edges gilt (the typical gift-binding). On vellum-paper. A bit of scratching to boards, and a bit of wear to extremities, otherwise very fine. Excellent restaurations to front hinge, barely noticable; perhpas re-abcked, but so well-done that it is difficult to determine; new end-papers, creating an extra free front one. Fly-leaf w. presentation probably washed, and presentation thus a bit weak. Minor brownspotting to first couple of leaves, otherwise very nice and clean. (4), 277 pp.. First edition, presentation-copy, of Kierkegaard's important "Training in Christianity", written under the pseudonym of Anti-Climacus, which constitutes one of the most Kierkegaardian works, in which he treats his central problematic: How to become a Christian in Christendom. The work also constitutes a fierce attack on the Danish church.The original handwritten presentation is written on the front free end-paper, as usual, and is "Til/ højvelbaarne/ Hr. Etatsraad Heiberg/ R. af D./ Med Ærbødighed/ fra/ Udgiveren." [For the honourable/Mr. Councillor of State Heiberg/ R. of D. (i.e. Knight of Dannebrog)/ With reverence/ from/ the publisher (because he mentions himself as the publisher, and not the author on the title-page, he also signs his presentation as the publisher, -the real author according to Kierkegaard is Anti-Climacus)]. Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1791-1860) was the main cultural figure of the 19th century in Denmark. He hugely influenced all of Danish culture within this period, and he must be considered the patron of Copenhagen's literati. He was very influential as a thinker in general, and he changed Danish philosophy seminally by introducing Hegel to the Northern country. As thus there is no doubt as to the rôle that Heiberg directly or indirectly played in the life of Kierkegaard, and this is a presentation-copy that links together two of the giants of Danish culture. Kierkegaard viewed himself as somewhat of an outsider, and it was of great importance to him to try and enter the famous literary and cultural circle of Heiberg. This work points to the essence of Kierkegaard's religious-philosophical writings, and he here describes the personal suffering that comes with being a Christian. Christ is considered the rôlemodel, and true Christendom consists in following him. Thus, the Christian will also suffer for his faith, though no man shall become a martyr for the truth. Kierkegaard thus also distinguishes sharply between the established, triumphant church and the true, struggling one, which comes to constitute the essence of his attack on the Danish Church.Søren Kierkegaard, the father of existentialism, became of seminal importance to not only Danish thought, but worldwide, as one of the most important thinkers of his time. He seminally influenced the fields of philosophy, theology, psychology and literature, and not only did he found what is known as existentialism and attempt to renew Christian faith with Christendom, with his influential and controversial critiques of Hegel and the German romantics, he also changed the course of philosophy of the second half of the 19th century. Himmelstrup 121

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        C. 1850 Palm Leaf Buddhist Sutra Book

      Not Published No Place Listed: Not Published, 1850. Approx. 130 leaves, with text on both sides; 20" long, nearly 2" wide each leaf; held together by string sent through two center holes on each leaf; no cover, drawings or illustrations; of an unknown text, most probably a Buddhist sutra, not translated; our research indicates possibly a Tham (Tai & Pali mix) script; no date; circa 19th century; some edge chipping, darkening to leaves, splitting; a few pieces of leaves broken away, gone; good condition overall; see the Collection of the Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation online for further comparison and pictorial examples of texts.. Manuscript. Not Bound. Good.

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        De motu ellipsoidis in fluido incompressibili viribus quibuslibet impulsi. Dissertatio inauguralis physico-mathematica.Königsberg: Ernestus Julius Dalkowski, 1854.

      First edition of Clebsch's doctoral thesis written under the supervision of Franz Neumann. "In 1850 Clebsch entered the University of Königsberg, where the school of mathematics founded by Jacobi was then flourishing. His teachers included the mathematical physicist Franz Neumann and the mathematicians Friedrich Richelot and Ludwig Otto Hesse, both pupils of Jacobi. After graduation, in 1854, he went to Berlin, where he was taught under the direction of Karl Schellbach at various schools. ... From 1868 until his death, he was professor at the University of Göttingen and in the forefront of contemporary German mathematics. In 1868 he and his friend Carl Neumann, son of Franz Neumann, founded the Mathematische Annalen. Clebsch's doctoral dissertation at the University of Königsberg concerned a problem of hydrodynamics, and the main problems considered in the first period of his scientific career were in mathematical physics, especially hydrodynamics and the theory of elasticity." (D.S.B. III: 313-314).. 4to: 249 x 204 mm. Old plain wrappers, a little browning and foxing. (4), 18, (2) pp

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