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        Nuova Raccolta delle piu interessanti Vedute della Citta di Firenze Con Alcune Altre Della Toscana

      Firenze: Francesco e Giuseppe Pineider (Successori di G. P. Peratoner). Cloth. Very Good. N.d., circa 1850. Oblong. 8.5 by 11 inches, 21 by 28 cm. Eighteen brilliantly hand-colored plates, with possibly one plate missing, of well-known monuments and views in and around Florence, including Tower of Pisa and the Duomo in Siena. The set is notable for the sheer richness of the color, and this copy is extremely clean and bright, except the last plate, which groups together the best known monuments of Tuscany, has one stain about a half inch in diameter marring the blue sky but not affecting the buildings or monuments depicted, and the same plate has a minor margin closed tear. Still very scarce, with only one copy located on OCLC, this copy being at the Bibliotheque National de France. Bound in a modern green cloth, with the original title of the wraps it had come in mostly preserved and mounted onto the front board. This preserved cover is stained where a piece of tape had once run over a tear, and it is cut into something of a rhombus shape.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        The Prelude, or, Growth of a Poet's Mind. An Autobiographical Poem

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

      [Bookseller: Island Books]
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        Konvolut von 185 Stahlstichen von Afrika. Überwiegend aus: Meyer's Universum. Hildburghausen, Bibliographisches Institut, um 1850. Je etwa 10,6 x 15,7 cm.,

      1850 - Mit Ansichten von Ägypten (4), Alexandria (23), Algier (2), Bugai und der Atlas (4), Ruinen von Carthago (9), Constantine (7), Ruinen von Adfou (10), Bey Fort Dauphin (7), Pyramiden Gizah (5), Heliopolis (8), Kairo (5), Kano (2), Marocco (11), Pyramiden von Meroe (10), Misda (3), Tempel-Ruinen zu Phylal (9), Schaedel-Pyramide (8), Tetuan in Marokko (11), Theben (7), Timbuktu (11), Tintellust (3), Ufer des Tsad (3) und 23 weitere Stahlstiche. Darunter auch jeweils einige Radierungen aus der Reihe 'France Militaire'.- Vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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

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

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        ACCOMMODATION BILL

      1850 - PHILLIPS, Watts. AN ACCOMMODATION BILL. Drawn by Watts Phillips, which he trusts will be accepted by the public. [London]: D. Bogue, [n.d., circa 1850]. First edition. 18 leaves of plates, accordion fold, in the original illustrated paper boards. 5 1/2 by 3 7/8 in. (13.7 x 9.8 cm). Covers have a touch of rubbing and edgewear, and some general light soiling, else a fine and quite pleasing copy. Title information is taken from the illustrated cover. The story is a satire relating the trials of trying to recover a loan made to a friend; the back cover, showing a fly caught in a spider's web, provides a graphic summation of the tale. Watts Phillips (1825-1874) was the only pupil of George Cruikshank. He was an early contributor to Punch, and the founder of the short-lived periodical Journal for Laughter. He gradually abandoned caricature and illustration for success as a dramatist and, less successfully, as a novelist. (D.N.B.; Houfe, Dict. of Brit. Bk. Illus. & Caric.).

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        A Topographical History of Surrey

      London: G. Willis, Great Piazza, Covent Garden , 1850. Complete in 5 volumes, books measure 11 x 9 inches, ( 28x23mm ). Collation, 472,26pp, [iv[486[1]pp, [iv]527[2]pp, [iv]519[2]pp, 544,48,48pp, 129 steel engravings, plus text woodcut illustrations, plates complete as listed in index.Bound in period half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines and title lettering, full marble edges. Calf rubbed and scuffed, with some wear loss, hinge joints are split or starting to, but all boards are attached. Generally, bindings in good condition. Internally, occasional spotting or foxing. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition. A good clean set, in good attractive period bindings. . Very Good. Quarto.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        ASTRAEA Inscribed by Holmes to Longfellow

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields, 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. Dampstain to slightly more than the lower half of nearly all of the pages but not affecting the inscription. Spine, as is usually the case, partly eroded. Still Very Good. One could not hope for a better association. BAL 8757: First Printing, State B (A?), Binding A of original glazed boards; 39 pages: 2500 copies printed of this poem delivered at the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Yale College on 14 August 1850. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper: "H. W. Longfellow/With the compliments of/O. W. Holmes." An absolutely superb presentation copy linking two giants of nineteenth century American Literature. With the bookplate of the Longfellow Collection of Harvard College Library on the front pastedown, deaccessioned.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Bagnères de Luchon et ses environs

      Dulon Bagnères de Luchon - Sans Date ( vers 1850 ) . Un cartonnage en longueur ( 27 x 38,5 cm ) , toile à motifs or , tranches dorées , reliure en mauvais état, dos partiellement arraché et jointure fendue, 31 lithographies sur Chine : Une litho. ovale réhaussée de couleurs sur page de titre , 30 lithos , dont 6 sont montées en double page et 3 montées dépliantes . Quelques serpentes abimées , quelques planches poussiéreuses sur la marge mais en général très bel état sans rousseurs des gravures; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magnus]
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        La Tonte.

      S.l.n.d. (vers 1850), 1 puzzle (335 x 275) formé de 40 triangles, représentant une scène champêtre en couleur avec 3 enfants, 2 moutons et un bélier, ainsi que la même scène reproduite sur papier en lithographie coloriée et gommée, rangé dans une boîte en bois recouverte d'un papier gaufré marron, couvercle à guillotine avec image centrale illustrée d'une lithographie coloriée et gommée, guirlande de lierre en liseré au bord de la boîte. - Exceptionnel puzzle-mosaïque légendé en 4 langues (Allemand, Français, Anglais et Italien) dans un parfait état.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie Aurore (SLAM-ILAB)]
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        F. M. Radetzky hatte d. 19. Marz seine Hauptstarke bei Pavia versammelt ....

      Raffigurazione della battaglia, sullo sfondo la città di Pavia. In calce sette righe di descrizione in lingua tedesca mm 230x323

      [Bookseller: Libreria Trippini Sergio]
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        Map of the Burman Empire Including also Siam, Cochin-China, Ton-King and Malaya from Calcutta to Hong Kong

      London: James Wyld. unbound. Map. Engraving with original hand colored outlines. Image measures 16.5" x 13.5". This map of the Burman Empire extends from Calcutta to Hong Kong. It includes the modern-day regions of Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, and the tip of Borneo. The map was published circa 1850, shortly after the British moved to Hong Kong Island, after the Treaty Of Nanking in June 1842. British territories are colored red, Burmese green and Siamese blue, as per an index in the lower left corner. The map is in very good condition with minor chips to the edges, not affecting the image, and some scattered stray marks. James Wyld (1812-1887) was a distinguished British mapmaker known for producing maps and globes. He served as Geographer to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. This lovely map of the East Indies is a fine example of his work.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Fábulas ilustradas] Les prouesses de maitre Renard. Illustré par Wilhelm de Kaulbach et lithographié par A. Collette, d’après le Reineke Fuchs de.

      Paris, Imp. Marie, Maison Martinet, (c. 1850). - 30x23 cm., 43 láminas + portada, ilustradas por Wilhelm de Kaulbach litografiadas por A. Collette. Encuadernado en cartoné editorial, ilustrado en el plano, algo deteriorado en el lomo.

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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        The Royal Dictionary-Cyclopedia for Universal Reference. Being a complete Literary, Classical, Historical, Biographical, Geographical, Scientific, and Technological Expositor of the English Language. And embodying, ., the Signification of all Terms in Ordinary Use, with the Derivation of each Word, and its Pronunciation.

      The London Printing and Publishing Company, Limited, n.d. (c.1850). - 5 volumes; 4to. A superb set in contemporary dark blue half calf with red title label, gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, blue cloth boards, marbled end papers and edges. Illustrated with Portraits, Maps, and descriptive Engravings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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        The Royal Dictionary-Cyclopedia for Universal Reference. Being a complete Literary, Classical, Historical, Biographical, Geographical, Scientific, and Technological Expositor of the English Language. And embodying, ..., the Signification of all Terms in Ordinary Use, with the Derivation of each Word, and its Pronunciation

      The London Printing and Publishing Company, Limited, n.d. (c.1850)., 1850. 5 volumes; 4to. A superb set in contemporary dark blue half calf with red title label, gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, blue cloth boards, marbled end papers and edges. Illustrated with Portraits, Maps, and descriptive Engravings.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Payne's Book of Art with the Celebrated Galleries of Munich. Being a Selection of Subjects Engraved after Pictures by Old and Modern Masters with Descriptive Text together with a History of Art. 3 volume set

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

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Des Prisonniers, de L'Emprisonnement et des prisons

      1850 Paris Germer - Baillière 1850 - édition originale - 21,7 x 13,5 cm - [1: page de titre]+XV+[1 blanche]+522 pgs - demie-cuir noir avec plats en papier marbré, pièce de titre en rouge grenat - cachet de bibliothèque sur la page de titre, ex-libris Bibliothek des Hamb. Gesundheitsrathes - traces d'usage au dos et coins des plats, interieur bien, en tout bon ex.

      [Bookseller: A. Van Zaelen antiquariaat]
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        Trial of Professor John W. Webster Indicted for the Murder of Dr. George Parkman at the Medical College, (North Grove St

      Boston. Redding & Co. 1850.. 56 p., 26.5 cm. Title continues: "Medical College, (North Grove Street,) on the 23rd. of November, 1849." The celbrated altercation between two Harvard medical faculty that led to murder,

      [Bookseller: The Owl at the Bridge]
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        The florists' Guide and gardeners' and naturalists' Calendar

      London: William S Orr, 1850.. First Edition. Very Good. 48mo Half morocco over buckram, gilt decoration to spine, AEG, silk marker,12 hand coloured plates and bw illustrations from wood engravings in the text, 192+ index.

      [Bookseller: Jackdaw Books]
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        Petites Miseres de la Vie Humaine

      Garnier Freres Paris: Garnier Freres. hardcover. very good(+). Grandville.. Text by Old Nick & Emile Forgues. Illustrated throughout by Grandville. 520pp. Thick 4to, 1/2 red morocco, gilt-dec. raised bands, blindstamped cloth covers, a.e.g.; (some occasional foxing). Paris: Garnier Freres, (no date, ca. 1850). A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store ]
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        An Inquiry into the Principles of the Distribution of Wealth most Conducive to Human Happiness.., a new [i.e. second] edition by William Pare,

      xxxii, 463pp tall 8vo, original blind decorated gilt lettered cloth, a very good copy partially unopened. London, Orr, 1850. Photograph available on request. Goldsmiths' 37235. Pare's introduction, which is new to the work in this edition, occupies p.vii-xxxii. It provides much of the biographical material that is known about William Thompson.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The PERSONAL HISTORY And EXPERIENCE Of DAVID COPPERFIELD, The YOUNGER. In Two Volumes

      New York:: John Wiley,. 1850.. 12mo. 1st US book edition (Gimbel A124; VanderPoel B223(1); Wilkins, p. 29 [for the Parts issue]). This imprint not in the McGuire Collection. 2 volumes (x, [2], 480; viii, [2], 454 pp).. Period brown half-sheep bindings with marbled paper boards & later maroon titles labels to spines.. Foxing & staining throughout text, though plates relatively clean.. Faint whiff of tobacco. A VG set.. 40 illustrations engraved on wood by J. W. Orr, from designs by H. K. Browne. Frontis, engraved t.p. & 18 inserted plates in Volume I. 20 inserted plates in Volume II.

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        A Topographical History of Surrey

      London, Tilt and Bogue,, 1850. 5 volumes, octavo. Finely bound in half brown morocco, gilt titles and decoration to spine, raised bands, tan cloth boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, bookplate to front pastedown. With many great steel-engraved plates by Allom, Thompson, Starling et al, (some folding), plus wood-cuts within the text. Hand coloured title-pages. A little rubbing to extremities and some bumping to corners, otherwise internally clean and in very good condition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Brahma Dharma or Religion of One God

      Printed at the Probhakur Press, Calcutta, India 1850 - Undated, ca. 1850s. Softcover booklet with stitched binding, 18.5cm tall, 45 pages. Unknown whether issued with with separate covers, but the stitching would suggest it was not. Edgeworn copy with light chipping to the edges of the first and final leaves, rear cover barely hanging on, tiny closed tear to outer margins throughout (not affecting text), name at top of title page, additional notation in pencil: "This is the only liturgy of the Vedantic Societies (12 or 15) & (in Bengal?) is in constant use", a few tiny pencil lines in margins here and there. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC]
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        Beauties of the Rose, Containing Portraits of the principal varieties of the Choicest Perpetuals With Plain Instructions for their Cultivation

      London: Lavars and Groombridge, 1850. London 1850-53. Sm 4to. iv, 37; 33 pages with 38 exquisitely handcoloured lithographs by the author. Recent red half-morocco with gilt lettering. There is some extremely minor foxing to a few of the plates; otherwise a delightfully pristine copy. Stock 608. Neither of variations A-E. pp 1-11 correct, pp 12, 14, 18, 20, 22, 26, 28, 30, and 33 are blank. While there is a blank (p32) there is also p.32 with a description of Amandine. Very good.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Calendula Horticultural Books]
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        Works - [Includes Neighbours, The Home, President's Daughters, A Diary, Strife and Peace, H-Family, Parsonage of Mora, Brothers and Sisters, Midnight Sun, and Easter Offering]

      New York; Harper & Bros., (1850?), 1850. 1st Edition in this form. Text in double columns. Each with a seperate title page. Related names: Howitt, Mary Botham, 1799-1888, tr. Tissue-guarded portrait frontis. Scattered, marginal foxing. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Indian Falls (Garrison, NY)

      New York, 152 Nassau St.:: Currier & Ives,. ca. 1850.. Unusual Currier & Ives of an historic scenic point near the Hudson River, still visible today in similarly rustic surroundings. Lithograph with period hand color, lightly browned in margins. 12 1/2 x 8 1/2" plus margins. Framed archivally, measuring 22 x 17 1/2". Conningham no. 3086.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        [Valentine] Beehive Valentine

      (Cambridge, MA, c. 1850). This greeting card has an overall detailed, embossed lace design on white paper, depicting what appears to be a wedding of cherubim in a vignette at the top. In the center is a gold-colored ring, a small gilt heart, and the beehive. The beehive is comprised of a circle of gold, red, blue, violet, and white patterned paper, with a blue bow in the center. When the beehive is gently lifted by pulling up on the bow, underneath are revealed the words "Love" and "Hope." The beehive effect (also called "flower-cage" or "cobweb") is achieved by cutting out threads of paper, and then attaching a small string to the center of the picture which, when pulled, reveals an illustration or words underneath. This design form originated in Germany and, as Frank Staff notes in The Valentine and its Origins, "is keenly sought after by collectors today." The valentine is blank on the inside. A few light spots and slight crease to the front of the card, else a very good example of an American printed "beehive" with the original envelope, which is also embossed with a lace pattern.

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        Perles et parures. Les joyaux, fantaisie par Gavarni, text par Méry. Minéralogie des dames. par le Cte. Foelix. Paris, [c. 1850]. [Volume two: Les parures, fantaisie par Gavarni. Paris, c.

      1850.] 1850 - Two frontispieces, and 30 plates engraved by Geoffroy after Gavarni, all in two states, on chine monté, and on elegantly coloured and printed papier vélin with borders cut to lace patterns.2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary gilt panelled vellum, by Carayon, with bound in original pictorial wrappers printed in pink . The very rare special issue in which the steel engravings are printed and delicately coloured on paper with borders cut to various lace patterns, or ?decoupées en dentelles? The work is generally only considered complete if both volumes are present as in this example. Carteret remarks: ?La réunion des deux ouvrages avec les gravures à marges de dentelles est assez rare à rencontrer? Gordon Ray only had a copy of the ordinary issue, but remarked that the special edition was far more appealing, and considered that by presenting the plates in this way ?Gavarni's designs become fashion plates of the first order?.Bookplate of Albert Pascal. A few spots but generally an excellent copy of this important issue.Carteret III, pp. 460-1. Ray 209 & 209A.

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        PERLES ET PARURES [caption title] ... LES JOYAUX FANTAISIE ... MINÉRALOGIE DES DAMES PAR LE CTE FŒLIX [with:] LES PARURES FANTAISIE ... HISTOIRE DE LA MODE PAR LE CTE FŒLIX

      Paris: G. de Gonet [et al]...[&] a Leipzig: Chez Charles Twietmeyer, [1850].. Two volumes. [4],316pp. plus frontis and fifteen plates; [2],300pp. plus frontis and fifteen plates. Large octavo (27.5 x 18.7cm). Very handsome 20th century half tan morocco, raised bands, ruled in blind, lettered in gilt, and marbled boards, t.e.g., others rough-trimmed, with the original decorative pictorial rose-on- cream wrappers bound in. Occasional very minor foxing or dust-soiling, wrappers a trace soiled, with a couple of small edge mends, a handful of small creases or snags to the edges of the lace borders (see below), light rubbing to extremities, but a near fine, large, crisp set. First editions, in the most desirable form, with the texts printed on vélin, and with the frontispieces and plates (engraved by Geoffrey after Gavarni) delicately hand- colored. The plates are of particular interest, because in this format, they are printed on sheets with elaborate and delicate stencil-cut lace pattern frames and borders. The plates "are studies of beautiful women, fashionably attired for the most part, which were drawn in London. Méry wrote the 'fantasy' accompanying them to fit Gavarni's designs...[in] this special edition...Gavarni's designs become fashion plates of the first order" - Ray. "La réunion des deux ouvrages avec les gravures à marges de dentelles est assez rare à recontrer" - Carteret. RAY (FRENCH) 209a-210. CARTERET III:460-1. VICAIRE V:770-1.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        The iron steam yacht "Peterhoff", 416 tons. Built for H.I.M. the Emperor of Russia, by C.I. More & Co. of Blackwall

      London: published by Messrs. Fores, [circa 1850]. Tinted lithograph, coloured by hand, by E.T. Dolby after Robins, printed by M. & N. Hanhart. 18 x 24 7/8 inches. A fine view of the Imperial Russian Steam Yacht. The legend beneath the image gives some details of the yacht, which was designed by Mr. Watermann and fitted with a 140 hp engine by Sir John & Mr. George Rennie. The ship's length was 195 feet with a breadth of 21ft. 7in.

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        Collection de 28 vues de Paris prises au daguerréotype

      Chamouin de La Harpe,, Paris, 1850 - Album di cm. 26 x 33. Con frontespizio e 28 bellissime tavole incise in rame (protette da velina) raffiguranti i più celebri scorci della città di Parigi. Elegante legatura editoriale in mezza pelle e percallina rossa. Dorso liscio con titoli e fregi in oro, piatti decorati a secco ed in oro. Qualche brunitura limitata alle veline protettive, peraltro esemplare fresco, genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Panorama von Meißen, über die Elbe gesehen. Anonyme Kreidelithographie. Zeitgenössisch gerahmt

      Zeitgenössisch (reversibel) unter Glas gerahmt. Um 1850. Ausgezeichnet kolorierter Druck mit Einfassungslinie zeitgenössisch auf beschrifteten Karton ("Panorama von Meissen") aufgezogen. Blattgrösse 37 x 78 cm. Im Himmel geringfügig fleckig durch (reversible) Bleioxydation. Im rechten Bildrand schwach von der Rückseite durchschlagender Feuchtigkeitsrand.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
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        Plate 13 Antrostromus serico-caudatus, Cassin (Chuck-will's Widow) From The Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences

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

      [Bookseller: Lowry-James Rare Prints & Books, ABAA]
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        The Personal History of David Copperfield. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne.

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1850. 8vo. XVI+624 pages. Litographed frontispiece and title + 38 litographed plates. Nice contemporary halfleather binding, marbled side paper and all edges marbled. Minor wear on the binding. Inner, upper hinge is weak. Slight brownstaining throughout.. First book edition. Litographed title-page withthe year 1850 and complete according to John C. Eckel. With the misspellings and typographical erros (cha pter ;ut on page 19, screwed on page 132, recal on page 225)

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        GALERIE DES VICTOIRES ET CONQUÊTES DE L'ARMÉE FRANÇAISE et de tous les régimentsdepuis les premiers temps de la monarchie jusqu'à nos jours.

      - SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE AUTEUR:d'A. Pascal, J. du Camp, p. Christian, du colonel Brahaud et du capitaine Sicard. TITRE: GALERIE DES VICTOIRES ET CONQUÊTES DE L'ARMÉE FRANÇAISE et de tous les régimentsdepuis les premiers temps de la monarchie jusqu'à nos jours. LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Paris, siège de l'administration des frères-réunis, 1850-1857. COLLATION: Environ 220 - 250 pages Par Volume. COMPLET FORMAT: petit in-4, 27 x 18 cm RELIURE: Reliure de l' époque en demi chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné d'un superbedécor doré et des filets fumés. Tranches finement mouchetées. Plats en percaline rouge. ILLUSTRATIONS:162 gravures ( +/-1%) hors texte dont 116 bois en couleurs et une carte duMaghreb, d'après Phillippoteaux, H. Bellangé, Charpentier, Morel-Fatio, etc. SUPERBEICONOGRAPHIE ETAT: Reliures de bonne facture , solides et décoratives. Le cuir très légèrement passé, quelques infimes frottements d'usage. Percaline des plats un peu passée et insolée. Intérieurgénéralement frais et propre, quelques rares et pâles rousseurs. Les planches sont en très bonétat. POIDS: 8200 g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        (French Sand-Operated Automaton)

      (Paris, c. 1850). Cased stipple-engraved picture, hand-colored, with cut-out figures. Image is circular and measures seven inches in diameter, within a frame that measures 12 by 14 by 3 inches. The picture shows a boy playing the pipe and drums, while activating a pair of dancing dolls on a plank of wood with his foot. This tableau is set by the wall of a dwelling, and three children look on, one of whom leans out the window of the dwelling. Turning the piece around feeds the fine sand into the mechanism, causing the boy to bang his drum and tap his right foot, both of which are hinged. This is accomplished via a system of wheels and levers. A printed label on the glass-covered mechanism reads “Tableaux Mecaniques Circulaire Brevete” and contains brief operating instructions in French. Several old repairs to black frame, which is worn at corners, crack to glass covering mechanism, few small areas of color rubbed in image.

      [Bookseller: Bromer Booksellers]
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        The Surgical Anatomy of the Principal Regions of the Human Body

      Taylor, Walton & Maberly, London 1850 - 371pp; 24pp + 2 pp ads. Twenty four hand-coloured lithographic plates including 18 double page plates. Additional engraved illustrations within the text. This is the First collected edition of Morton's anatomical works, comprising The Surgical Anatomy of the Perinaeum; the Groin; the Thigh; the Popliteal Region; the Hip Joint; Inguinal Herniae; the Testis and it's Coverings; the Head and Neck; the Axilla; the Bend of the Elbow and the Radial and Ulnar Arteries of the Wrist. These were issued separately between 1838 and 1845. This collected edition was issued after Morton's death. All these works are remarkable, because they are illustrated by his brother Andrew Morton a leading London portrait painter. Arguably they mark the revival of an artistic representation of anatomical details. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Modern binding and new endpapers with original title pasted to spine. One plate loose. Ocasional edge-tears. Some minor extinct worming (confined to the upper margins). Minor browning [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Butterflies in their Floral Homes,

      First Edition, title printed in gold incorporating hand coloured illustration of a butterfly, presentation leaf and 9 SUPERB HAND COLOURED LITHOGRAPH PLATES, each with descriptive text printed in gold and red, all on heavy card, gilt edges, with a final advertisement leaf for "Paul Jerrard's Cream & Gold Special Presents, appropriate for Marriage, Birthday and Festive Occasions, and all Seasons." (listing 10 books in the series), in the rare "Paul Jerrard's Patent Binding" being a leather- backed trompe l'oeil tortoise-shell on bevelled boards, elaborated gilt title and border on front cover, elaborate floral design endpapers, small folio, 28 x19.5cm, [London], Jerrard, c.1850. * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST *A spectacular high-Victorian piece of book production. There were two forms of binding offered - an elaborate cloth or this present superior form. The plates are thought to be by Henry Noel Humphreys.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The Works of William H. Prescott. In nine volumes

      52 - London - Richard Bentley, 1850 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of Prescott's three hugely influential works, in Elizabeth College armorial prize bindings. History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic, of Spain. Sixth Edition. Complete in three volumes. History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a Preliminary View of the Ancient Mexican Civilisation, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes'. Sixth Edition. Complete in three volumes. History of the Conquest of Peru, with a Preliminary View of the Civilisation of the Incas. Fourth Edition. Complete in three volumes. History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella features a portrait frontispiece. Volume I of the History of the Conquest of Peru and the History of the Conquest of Mexico both have fold-out maps. William Hickling Prescott (May 4 1796 January 29 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist,considered to have been the first American scientific historian. Despite suffering from serious visual impairment Prescott became one of the most eminent historians ofnineteenth century America. Prescott specialised in late Renaissance Spain and the early Spanish Empire. His works on the subject, The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic (1837), The History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843), A History of the Conquest of Peru (1847) and the unfinished History of the Reign of Phillip II (18561858) have become classic works in the field, and have had ahuge impact on the study of both Spain and Mesoamerica. Condition: In full calf armorial prize bindings. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Some scattered light foxing prominent to the first and last few pages. The map in the History of the Conquest of Peru has a tear to the top right margin. There is a copperplateink inscription to the first blank of each volume of Ferdinando B. Mainguy, dated 1853. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Karte für Gebirgsreisende in die bayerschen, tiroler, salzburger, venetianischen, lombardischen, u. einen Theil d. östl. schweizer Alpen mit den angrenzenden Ebenen Bayerns u. d. Lombardie, deren Städte u. merkwürdigste Orte

      München [munich] Mey und Widmayer , c. 1850. Engraved map, 65 x 70 cms, original hand colour, minor spotting, dissected into 28 sheets and laid on linen as issued, folding into original publisher’s cloth covers, blocked in gilt. A mid nineteenth-century map for mountain travellers in the Tyrol and Swiss Alps. Ownership inscription of George Burnett, Broughty Ferry, 1854; repeated with new date of July 1860.

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        THE FORM OF MORNING PRAYER, ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND IRELAND; TOGETHER WITH THE PSALMS OF DAVID... ARRANGED BY THE LATE HONORABLE CHARLOTTE GRIMSTON

      Oxford: Printed by T. Combe for J. Hatchard and Son, 1850. Fine, a brilliant copy. Thick 8vo. Quite beautifully bound in full brown morocco with marbled endpapers, the cover edges with brass frames with filigree corner ornaments with fancy brass clasp, the spine and covers with decorative borders and overall diamond patterns with fleur-de-lis, all edges gilt and heavily gauffered with patterns matching the covers

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First edition. leather_bound. 19th century brown calf rebacked, red leather spine label printed in gilt. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Browne, H.K.. 624 pages. 22 x 15 cm. Early issue, with half title, errata slip, engraved title, and thirty-eight plates by Hablot K. Browne -- with first issue points noted by Smith: comma on plate p.386 [Traddle], and third "I" on p. viii raised. Dicken's biographic novel, his first written in the first person. From the library of Hudson Gurney, antiquarian, verse writer and politician, serving as an MP six times: also a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Royal Society, and member of the British Archaeological Society. His name and crest front and back covers in gilt. GIMBEL A122. ECKEL pp.77-78. SADLIER 686. Interior contents generally clean, plate offsetting, most plates toned, Bookplate of Robert Norton Ganz after Rowlandson design.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        FUNNY PICTURES AND FUNNY RHYMES!

      46] pages. Illustrated throughout with hand-coloured engravings. Original cloth-backed pictorial colour-printed boards. Quarto: 25 x 18 cm. Repaired at inner joints; Re-backed, the binding a little worn & rubbed; else very good. This would seem to be a compilation of at least five titles issued by Dean and Son in the U.K in the late 1850's and early 1860's. Whether these were used with Dean's permission or were pirated we cannot say. The majority are titles from a series called 'Dean's sixpenny coloured Picture English Struwelpeters [sic].' These were issued in paper wrappers without a separate title-page. They are rarely found.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        New Varieties of Gold and Silver Coins, Counterfeit Coins and Bullion With Mint Values (Association copy)

      Philadelphia: Eckfeld and Du Boise. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1850. Presumed First Edition. Hardcover. no isbn . 126536 First edition rebound long ago in a burgundy hub binding of one quarter leather with marbled boards and endpapers. It's stamped DeWitt S. Smith twice on the endpapers and was apparently part of the famous paper manufacturer and coin collector's material sold in 1908 when he passed away. He had amassed a nearly complete collection of various gold pieces that were passed in the early days of California, Oregon, Utah and Colorado, possibly using this book as reference. It was later purchased by noted numismatic bibliophile Frank J. Katen, a founding member of the International Association of Professional Numismatists. It's stamped Katen Numismatic Library #9. Katen's library was sold on his death in 2001. This book is complete with royal blue and gold plate of California and Mormon coins, and the mounted samples of California gold. The cover is slightly rubbed and edgeworn. It has engraved frontis with tissue. The hinge is cracked at the title page, but the binding still holds the book tightly. There are a few smudges on the pages which do not obscure any content. ; Special; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 61 pages .

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        THE GOLDEN EGG GAME. A Merry Round Game

      Albany, NY: Lithographed and published by R. H. Pease, 1850. 32 cards (including title card) plus sheet of printed directions. Thick cards are moderately soiled and foxed, with creasing to one card. Cards measure 3 + 5/8 inches by 2 + 3/4 inches. No date of publication listed; circa 1850. Title card states "The Golden Egg Game." Printed directions give the title as "The Golden Egg, A Merry Round Game, By the author of "The Poor Old Soldier." Of the 31 playing cards, there are six identical uncolored cards depicting an egg, and one golden goose card. There are five cards without illustration and five nearly identical cards that depict a fox. The final 14 cards depict a hen, a cow, a horse or pony, a pig, two different Harlequin cards, a basket, a farmer, the farmer's wife, a farm yard, a trap for the fox, a dog, Simple Johnny, and "the boy who tried to steal the goose." Twenty one cards (including title card) contain hand coloring. A total of five cards are not illustrated and contain text only. Except for the egg cards most of the other cards contain instructions for payment or play; e.g., "Each player pay one to the pool" or "Pay two to the dog" or "Johnny when turned up must pay twelve for the goose." The direction sheet measures 12 and 5/8 inches wide and 7 and 1/8 inches tall, printed on one side only.The directions are printed in two columns, containing 33 lines of instruction in total. The directions refer to red and white counters, not included here. There is also further publisher advertisement on the other half of the directions, promoting twelve games and/or toy books. Directions sheet is creased and somewhat soiled. Bottom part of what is likely the original box is present, with breaks at some seams.. First Edition. Unbound. Very good- condition. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall.

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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