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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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        Outlines & Sketches

      NP, Boston 1850 - Oblong folio, 40 x 54 cm. Twenty engravings printed recto only with tissue guards, on eighteen sheets. Engraved by the brothers, John and Seth Wells Cheney who studied in Europe. Seth opened a studio in Boston in 1841, earned well-deserved acclaim and credit for having been practically the first among American artists to effectively work in black and white. [see: FIELDING, P.64]. Allston's sketches herein were a portion of those found after his death in Cambridge, Mass., July, 1843. They consist in great part of compositions, hastily sketched in chalk and never carried further. These adumbration's, a few in umber, on canvass, although carefully done, should not be considered finished outlines. Light to moderate foxing, all marginal not affecting images. Creasing to first two leaves of free endpapers, backstrip extremities worn with some loss at foot, binding very firm. Orig. green cloth lettered in gilt. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Royoung Bookseller, Inc. ABAA]
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        HARPER'S MONTHLY: Volumes I - V, June 1850 - November 1852. Includes "The Town-Ho's Story" from MOBY DICK in Volume III: June - November 1851

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1850 - 1852. First Edition. half morocco. Light to moderate foxing, generally clean; covers firm with rubbing to the joints and edges. Uniformly about Very Good. Engravings. Half brown morocco with matching corners, marbled boards, and a gilt-lettered spine. Illustrated with engravings. A wealth of material from the middle of the nineteenth century the most notable being the first publication of any part of MOBY DICK. The eight-page excerpt is noted as being "From 'THE WHALE." The title of a new work by Mr. Melville, in the press of Harper and Brothers, and now publishing in London by Mr. Bentley.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        O. T. [Der Weineinschenker]. Bleistift - gerahmt unter Passpartout.

      ca. 1850 - 47 x 53 cm, 29 x 36 cm, Minimal stockfleckig. Carl Johann Lasch (1822-1888) begann seine künstlerischen Studien an der Kunstakademie Dresden und wurde später ein Schüler von Eduard Bendemann. Mit dessen Empfehlung kam Lasch 1844 an die Kunstakademie München, wo er Schüler von Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld und auch von Wilhelm Kaulbach wurde. Unter deren Einfluss schuf Lasch mehrere Historienbilder, u.a. Enzio im Gefängnis, Eberhard der Rauschebart und Der Sängerkrieg auf der Wartburg.Nach einer Studienreise durch Italien ging er 1847 für fast zehn Jahre nach Moskau, um eine Anzahl von Aufträgen im Porträtfach auszuführen. Zwischen 1857 und 1859 lebte und wirkte Lasch in Paris, wo er zwei Jahre blieb. Hier malte er Tannhäuser und Venus, Tintoretto, seine Tochter u.v.a. Daneben studierte eifrig in den Galerien die Werke alter und neuer Meister.Lasch war Mitglied der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien und der Petersburger Kunstakademie.Anfang 1859 ging er für ein Jahr nach Moskau und ließ sich nach seiner Rückkehr 1860 in Düsseldorf als erfolgreicher freischaffender Künstler nieder. Sein erstes dort vollendetes Bild war Eginhard und Emma, aber in Folge widmete sich Lasch dann verstärkt der Genremalerei. 2200 gr.

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      Charles B. Norton, New York 1850 - An anthology containing pieces by Bayard Taylor, Horace Greeley, and "The Tomb Blossoms," a short story by Walt Whitman. More importantly, this book contains a two-page biography of Whitman, the first biographical article ever written about him. Whitman worked as a printer for Brenton, and the article discusses his printing career. The book lacks both endpapers though there is a blank at the rear and there seems to be one endpaper mostly adhered to the front pastedown. In any event the book opens to the title page which is partly marred by an old waterstain, not too heavy, which decreases in both darkness and size the further one goes into the text. Most of the text is fairly clean and quite bright. The original cloth, which has a gilt portrait of Ben Franklin on the front cover, has fraying at the spine tips and along the spine edges, mostly the front edge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Bouquets Variés

      Paris, London & New York: Goupil & Vibert, Charles Tilt and Bailly, Ward & Co, [circa 1850]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by Lemercier. 24 1/8 x 18 1/4 inches. A highly accomplished decorative flower bouquet after Jules Sette. Jules Sette exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1836 to 1846 and painted portraits, still-lives fruit and flowers. The present finely balanced bouquet includes an excellent combination of shape and colours and includes accurate depictions of roses, iris, pinks, narcissi, peony and morning glory. Hardouin-Fugier & Grafe French Flower Painters of the 19th Century p. 359.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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      Philadelphia: Joseph A. Speel, 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. Scattered light to moderate foxing with little effect on the plates. Very light wear to the spine head, the cloth bright and fresh. Close to Fine and quite scarce as such. Octavo, in the publisher's brown cloth; 310 pages with Errata slip tipped in. THE FIRST AMERICAN BOOK ON AERONAUTICS. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece portrait and 12 lithographic plates, most illustrating famous balloons. Wise is considered to be the first American aeronaut of any consequence and made numerous contributions to the field including experiments with parachutes and the construction of air balloons.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Message From the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress, at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thirty-First Congress, December 2,1850

      Washington, D.C.: Printed for the Senate, 1850. Marbled boards, black cloth spine with gold title. Contents include report of Maj. Osborn Cross on his 1849 expedition from Fort Leavenworth to Oregon including 36 lithographs; reports by Texas Ranger Capt. John S. "Rip" Ford on Indian skirmishes; a report by Capt. S. G. French on the 1949 march by the 3d infantry San Antonio to El Paso; report by Major Chapman of Captain Loves exploration of the upper Rio Grande with two keel boats; report of Major D. H. Vinton about his trip to California. Besides the reports here mentioned, there is a wealth of information on military affairs in the several frontier regions. Map and excellent lithograps. This copy was presented by Senator Hanibal Hamlin (later Lincoln's first vice president) to Dr. Holms, a well known Maine physician. Corners worn, 1" tear head of spine, foot of spine rubbed. Paste-downs are foxed and text is evenly toned in some pp.. Signed by Senator. First. Hardcover. Good Plus/No Dj.

      [Bookseller: McLaren Books]
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        Wien in modernster Witzfunken-Beleuchtung mit censurfreien Knall-Raketten und constitutionellen Transparenten.

      Linz, Friedrich Eurich & Sohn, 1850. - 264 SS. Bedr. Originalbroschur, eingebunden in marmorierten Pappband (um 1900) mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Einzige Ausgabe dieses launigen Wienführers, verfaßt von einem Deutschen. Über Stephansdom, Stock-im-Eisen-Platz, Graben, Hofburg, Hohen Markt, Universität usw. - Papierbedingt durchgehend etwas stockfleckig; teils auch schwacher Wasserrand. Selten. Hayn/Gotendorf VIII, 494. Slg. Eckl IV, 528 (dieses Ex.). Weller (Pseud.) 477 (falsch: "1848"). Nicht bei Holzmann/Bohatta. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Naval Tactics and Trials of Sailing

      London,: Charles Wilson (at the Navigation Warehouse and Naval Academy), 1850.. Quarto, with seven plates (five folding), and many illustrations in the text, many highlighted in red and blue; occasional light spotting, one plate browned; good in slightly rubbed original green cloth, gilt. First edition of this important study of naval tactics by the experienced mariner George Biddlecombe, RN. In this work Biddlecombe provides a substantial and detailed review of British naval tactics at mid-century, and his work was much studied at the time (although it came to be criticized for its overly cautious and mechanistic approach).For several years Biddlecombe served as master of the St Vincent, which bore Admiral Sir Charles Napier's flag from 1847 to 1849, and it is this 120-gun vessel that is depicted under sail as the frontispiece. By the time he wrote this work Biddlecombe was safely ensconced as the master of Her Majesty's Yacht Victoria and Albert, but few officers had seen more active service in their career. He served on the famous HMS Blonde and was part of the rescue of HMS Challenger off the coast of Chile in June 1835 (so ably described by another participant, FitzRoy of the Beagle). In his later career he reconnoitred many parts of the Baltic, and was influential in the region until he took up the position of assistant master attendant at Keyham yard, Devonport, in 1855, being promoted to master attendant of Woolwich yard in 1864. He was knighted by the queen at Windsor on 26 June 1873 and received a Greenwich Hospital pension soon afterwards.This work is not commonly seen, especially in such handsome condition. With the armorial bookplate of Sir Robert T. Tempest of York.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Original Drawings of Tropical Flowers [cover title]

      - [Great Britain: circa 1850]. Folio. (18 3/8 x 13 1/8 inches). 58 watercolour and gouache original drawings of tropical flowers, most captioned in ink at a period date, on J. Whatman or Turnbull's superior fine paper, corner mounted. Period manuscript list in the rear. Contemporary red morocco, elaborately panelled with a large diamond shaped central panel with green, red, white and citron inlays, elaborately gilt, pale pink patterned endpapers, gilt edges. (Neat repairs to spine). An extraordinary album of original drawings of tropical fruits and flowers, including many images of South American plants. The drawings correspond exactly to the period manuscript listing in the rear, with an additional watercolour added (number 58 on the list below). The drawings are wonderfully accomplished with vivid colouring befitting some of the most spectacular tropical plants. 1) Rhododendron Hookerii, Hymalayan, E[ast] I[ndies] 2) Orchids 3) Coca Nucifera, S[outh] A[merica] 4) Ballatas & Convolvi, Surinam (Merian) 5) Romolina, E[ast] I[ndies] 6) Algodon (Cotton) Native Name, Eastern Slopes of the Andes 7) Calabash 8) Orchid Choralatera, S[outh] A[merica] 9) Lycithus Oleria, Commonly called the Monkey's Porridge-pot S[outh] A[merica] 10) Orchid Papilio, Mexico 11) Jupata, Native Name, S[outh] A[merica] 12) Mango Magnifera, Mariquita, S[outh] A[merica] 13) Tulip Tree, Magloniace, Canada 14) Gloriosa Superba, By Oriental Forbes 15) Orchia Bragorii Purpurea, Brazil 16) Garcinia Mangostana, Molucca Islands 17) Nepenthes Distilatoria, Brazil 18) Lillium Lanceola 19) Lillium Lanceola Rubra 20) Amherste Nobis, Called by the Native Indians, the Lightning Flower 21) Stalace Arborea 22) Accacia, Mariquita, S[outh] A[merica] 23) Cashew, Native Name Amagra Surinam 24) Oleander Rosea 25) Limmderay Bletia Tankervillii 26) Flowers & Fruit of the Banana, S[outh] A[merica] 27) Datura, Mariquita S[outh] A[merica] 28) Nincrumae, Native Name, S[outh] A[merica] 29) Passion Flower Surinam, Described by Madame Merian 30) Ipomea & Palmeta, Mines of La Manta, S[outh] A[merica] 31) Poincinana 32) Cactus, The Torch Thistle, or Night Blooming Cerus 33) Passion Flower, Middlestonii, Brazil 34) Passion Flower Lyrefolio, Garapata, S[outh] A[merica] 35) Arbol de los Zemedios, Medicinal 36) Flor de los RUnos, Very Pungent, Used in Medicine, Convent of St. Juan 37) Anona, Marsans, Large Furza, Surinam, Madame Merian 38) Arrotania, Native Name, La Honda, S[outh] A[merica] 39) Lillium Ordorata, S[outh] A[merica] 40) Zretiiza Regina, Rio Grande, Magdalena 41) Psidium Pomiferam, The Guava Tree, La Honda, S[outh] A[merica] 42) Cissus Bicolom, E[ast] I[ndies] 43) Ferns 44) Ferns 45) Ferns 46) Nelumbra, E[ast] I[ndies] 47) Arum Fetieder 48) Aristrotochia Pendants, Surinam 49) Rhododendron Alba, Hymalayan, E[ast] I[ndies] 50) Las Aljas, Native Name, S[outh] A[merica] 51) Romosa Yerbo de Pampas, Native Name, S[outh] A[merica] 52) Angula Susperto, Peru, Orchid 53) Calla Etheopica, Rio Gaali, S[outh] A[merica] 54) Calceolum, The Ladies Slipper 55) Orchid, Vale of Villeta, S[outh] A[merica] 56) Ferns 57) Lapagerea, E[ast] I[ndies], from a plant which flowered in the Jardin des Plantes, Paris 58) [Cacao Theobroma . South America] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Voyages et aventures des missionnaires au Japon. Édition illustrée. (Apotres et martyrs du Japon)

      Paris, Librairie Classique et d?Éducation, A. Pigoreau, Successeur, N.d. (ca. 1850).. Crown octavo. Pp. 390. Plus 12 engraved plates, one bound as frontispiece. Handsome engraved devise to title. Hardcover, bound in the original full pebbled red cloth tooled in blind, spine gilt, discoloured; some sporadic foxing. In a very good condition. A nice copy. - - First edition. Undated, apparently published around 1850.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        CARTA ITINERARIA con cenni illustrativi sulla linea della I. R. Strada ferrata Ferdinandea Lombardo Veneta da Venezia a Milano - Reise-Karte mit illustrationen der Lombardisch-venetianischen Ferdinands-Eisenbahn von Venedig bis Mailand.

      album a leporello in-16 (mm. 170x3000), leg. m. tela coeva con tit. e fregi in oro al piatto ant., con testo italiano e tedesco. Il tracciato della Ferdinandea con belle vedute litografiche di Verona, Montebello, Vicenza, Padova, Venezia e altre loclità minori toccate dalla ferrovia. Belliss. esempl. [MM2-183]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Scriptorium]
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        Curia Filipica Mexicana, Obra Completa de Practica Forense

      1850. [Galvan, Riviera, Mariano]. [Rodriguez de San Miguel, Juan Nepomuceno (1808-1877)]. Curia Filipica Mexicana: Obra Completa de Practica Forense. En la Que se Trata de los Procedimientos de Todos los Juicios, Ya Ordinarios, Ya Estraordinarios y Sumarios, Y de todos los Tribunales Existentes en la Republica, Tanto Comunes Como Privativos y Privilegiados. Conteniendo Ademas un Tratado Integro de la Jurisprudencia Mercantil. Mexico: [Imprenta de Juan R. Navarro], 1850. [iv], 838, LII pp. Main text in parallel columns. Contemporary sheep treated to resemble tree calf, gilt fillets to boards, gilt title and ornaments to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to head of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front hinge cracked, rear hinge starting, minor edgewear to front free endpaper. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, small inkstamp to title page. A nice copy in an attractive binding. * First edition. "Almost all of the earliest Mexican imprints on mercantile legal literature are either reproductions of Spanish works which were consulted during the colonial period of history or adaptations of Spanish works to local law. An example of these is the Curia Filipica Mexicana. This is a modernized version...of the 17th-century classic by Juan de Hevia Bolanos" (Clagett and Valderrama). A second edition was published in 1858. Both are scarce. This work is attributed to Galvan Rivera in some sources, but he was actually the publisher. The actual author was Rodriguez de San Miguel. OCLC locates 11 copies of the 1850 edition in North American law schools. Clagett and Valderrama, A Revised Legal Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Mexico 136.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        SCOTLAND DELINEATED A Series Of Views Of The Principle Cities And Towns Particularly Of Edinburgh And Its Environs Of The Cathedrals Abbeys And Other Monastic Remains The Castles And Baronial Mansions The Mountains And Rivers Sea-Coast

      Day and Son, c. 1850.. 2 vols. 4to. Original half morocco with gilt tooled spines on green cloth stamped in gilt with royal arms, all edges gilt (edges lightly rubbed and scuffed - otherwise a bright VG set). Pp. 194 [&] 200-285, illus with 72 tinted plates with guards (all bright and unmarked) by Sir William Allen, Clarkson Stanfield, George Cattermole, W.L. Leitch, Thomas Crewick, David Roberts, J.D. Harding, Joseph Nash, Horatio McCulloch, J.M.W. Turner, D.O. Hill and W. Simpson (tiny nick to fore-edge of plate facing p. 181; previous owner's engraved bookplates on front paste-downs; top corner of front free endpaper partially stuck to front-pastedown in vol I; no inscriptions). .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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      Venezia Senza data (ma 1850-1870) 8° Formato album in oblungo. Legatura coeva in tutta percalina rossa. Ricchi fregi e Leone di San Marco incisi in oro al piatto anteriore. Contiene 23 deliziose fotografie all'albumina acquarellate a colori all'epoca, rappresentanti gli scorci più classici e caratteristici della città. Bellissimo esemplare con lievissime fioriture marginali.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
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      [Washington. 1850].. 67pp. plus two folding maps and eight plates. Modern three-quarter calf and boards. Light scattered foxing. Very good. An excellent account of Gen. Wool's army in San Antonio and his march to Saltillo in 1846. Includes Josiah Gregg's account of the march of the Arkansas Volunteers across Texas to San Antonio. The attractive lithographed plates, after watercolors by Edward Everett, illustrate San Antonio de Bexar and a plan of the Alamo, as well as the two earliest published views of the exterior and interior of the ruined Alamo, Mission Concepcion and Mission San Jose near San Antonio, and a church and watch tower near Monclova. One map traces the route of Wool's troops from San Antonio to Saltillo; the other shows the route of the Arkansas regiment from Shreveport to San Antonio. Not in Wagner-Camp. HOWES H767. RAINES, p.121. TUTOROW 1634.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Scobie's Canadian Almanac

      Toronto: Hugh Scobie 1850-1880. 3 volumes. 22 cm. Advertisements and b&w illustrations. Includes 25 fold-out maps, with some minor tears, of Canadian geography and one gorgeous fold-out of the Parliament Buildings in 1865. Half leather with red and purple cloth. Corners bumped, boards scuffed and spines chipped. Text block detached from covers on volume one. Library markings, many of which are antique and quite nice. Staining and loose pages. Missing 1874. Water marks and chips. Bookseller sticker from Whitby, Ontario.

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

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

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        [Letter on Public Executions]

      1850. In: The Tioga Banner. Wellsboro Penn., January 8, 1850. One broadsheet (35" x 22") folded to make four pages. On November 13, 1849, Charles Dickens (with his friend, the illustrator John Leech) witnessed in Horsemonger's Lane, London, the public hanging of George Manning and his wife Maria (for the murder of her former lover). Dickens was disgusted not by the executions themselves, but by the fact that they were public -- it is estimated that the hangings were witnessed by about 30,000. Later that very day Dickens wrote a letter to the editor of The Times, and it appeared the next day...~In it he expressed his shock at the behavior of the crowd at the hangings, going on to ask that public executions be abolished.~... When I came upon the scene at midnight, the shrillness of the cries and howls... made my blood run cold. As the night went on, screeching, and laughing, and yelling in strong chorus of parodies on Negro melodies, with substitutions of "Mrs. Manning" for "Susannah," and the like, were added to these. When the day dawned, thieves, low prostitutes, ruffians and vagabonds of every kind, flocked onto the ground, with every variety of offensive and foul behavior... When the two miserable creatures who attracted all this ghastly sight about them were turned quivering into the air, there was no more emotion, no more pity, no more thought that two immortal souls had gone to judgment... than if the name of Christ had never been heard in this world...~This letter by Dickens prompted editorials by The Times and responses by other readers over the following week -- which in turn prompted a second letter from Dickens. For the rest of his life Dickens kept arguing against public executions; it was not until 1868 that a law was passed abolishing them, and they finally ceased in 1869, the year before Dickens died.~What we have here is an unusual American printing of the first Dickens letter to The Times. A resident of Blossburg in north-central Pennsylvania, signing only as "Yours for Humanity, Anti-Gallows," has written a letter, dated December 28, 1849 (six weeks after the hangings) to The Tioga Banner of nearby Wellsboro, in which he or she says, ~A few months ago a man and wife by name of Manning were executed in England. A more barbarous exhibition never came to my knowledge than the scene on that occasion, as described by Charles Dickens. I send you Mr. Dickens' letter, and request you to publish it.~... after which Dickens's letter is indeed printed in full. We do not know how many other American newspapers might have reprinted either of Dickens's letters on this subject, but it is quite likely that this is the only extant copy of this issue of The Tioga Banner outside of perhaps a local historical society. Condition is very good, hinged at the fold with archival paper that does not impinge upon print. The text of Dickens's two letters may be found in the Pilgrim Edition of his Letters, Vol V pages 644-645 and pages 651-654; not noted by Podeschi (Yale) nor by vanderPoel (Texas).

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        The Pictorial Gallery of English Race Horses Containing Portraits of all the Winners of the Derby, Oaks and St Leger Stakes during the Last Twenty Years, and a History of the Principal Operations of the Turf.

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

      [Bookseller: Chaucer Bookshop ABA ILAB]
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        Monatsbilder zu "Georgica" des Publius Vergilius Maro (Vergil). 24 Lavierte Federzeichnungen

      um 1850. 29 x 44 cm. 4 Blatt - Jedes Blatt mit 6 Bildern aus dem Landleben, davon 13 in Medaillonform (Durchmesser ca. 11 cm) und 1 im Oktogon. Die Bilder zeigen unter anderem: Aquädukt, Weinlese, Obsternte, Getreideernte, Feste, Ziegenhirte, antiker Hafen, Hirtenszenen -

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        Langtree's New Sectional Map of the State of Arkansas. Showing the Sections, and Fractional Sections, on all Navigable Streams, the Military Land District, in which are located all those forfeited lands, which are now subject to donation to actual settlers ... The whole carefully constructed from the United States surveys, and other reliable sources of information

      Little Rock, AR [engraved by Edwin O. Reed, Cincinnati]: 1850. Engraved folding pocket map, full period hand colouring, printed on two sheets joined, 33 x 35 1/2 inches. Table of references along the right side, printed attestation by the Surveyor of Public Lands in Arkansas at the lower left. Folds into publisher's green cloth portfolio, covers decoratively stamped in blind, upper cover titled in gilt, silk ties, marbled pastedown. The very rare first issue of the finest of all 19th- century maps of Arkansas, here in superb original condition. This large and colourful map of Arkansas is copyrighted 1849 and is dated in the cartouche 1850. Rumsey, whose famed collection contains only an 1859 Colton re-issue of Langtree's map, writes: "It is the largest scale pre Civil War state map of Arkansas that we have seen, and it is highly detailed in its showing of lands owned by the U.S., the state, private grants, Seminary lands, and Salt Spring lands. It is not listed in any of the standard references." The map depicts the state divided into 51 counties, with each plotted for settlement; the impressive detail includes towns, roads, post offices, prairies, swamps, lead mines, sulphur springs and more. OCLC records only a handful of copies of the aforementioned 1859 Colton re-issue and no other copies published prior to the Civil War (a later edition being published in 1866). The only other extant copy of this map appears to be in the National Archives (Special List 29, item 71, RG 77: MD 50). Rumsey 4804 (1859 Colton re-issue). Not in Phillips.

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        An Illustrated Thai Manuscript, 19th Century or Earlier (Unique)

      Unknown, 1850-01-01. Hardcover. Good. THAI ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT, 19th Century or earlier. Unknown date. 22&#39; x 5&#39;. Rectangular form, with folding leaves, containing a hand written Buddhist manuscript in black ink on paper with widely spaced lines with narrative paintings in gouache. Unique. Thai language. PROVENANCE: Estate of Konrad and Sarah M. Bekker, Arlington, VA. Acquired in the 1950s and 1960s. <br><br> This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Voyages et aventures des missionnaires au Japon. Édition illustrée. (Apotres et martyrs du Japon).

      Paris, Librairie Classique et d'Éducation, A. Pigoreau, Successeur, N.d. (ca. 1850). - Crown octavo. Pp. 390. Plus 12 engraved plates. Handsome engraved devise to title. Hardcover, bound in recent charming burgundy half cloth and marbled boards, spine gilt, green ribbon marker; some sporadic foxing. In a very good condition, fine binding. A lovely copy. - - First edition. Undated, apparently published around 1850. Manuscript notation to title says "1858".

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

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

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        The Imperial Journal of Art, Science, Mechanics and Engineering

      Manchester - James Ainsworth, 1850 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarcehighly illustrated journal of Art, Science, Mechanics and Engineering with numerous illustrations and diagrams throughout including several fold-out plans and diagrams. In threevolumes complete. Published in the time of the Great Exhibition and a period of great Victorian industrialprogression. &#39;The object of the present undertaking is to PROMOTE THE EDUCATION OF THE WORKING CLASSES - to afford them an easy means of acquiring every kind of useful knowledge. &#39;The journals encompass a wide range of topics, embracing treatises on anatomy and physiology, architecture, astronomy, agriculture, botany, chemistry, daguerreotyping, electrotyping, geography, geology, history, horticulture, mathematics - algebra, geometry, trigonometry, mechanical drawing and perspective, mechanics, medicine, natural philosophy, navigation, phrenology, political economy, also the arts of dyeing and bleaching, iron and brass founding, the manufacture of soda, German sheet glass etc. Includinga series of practical papers on the steam engine, illustrated by beautiful drawings of land, marine and locomotive engines. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally sound but with some wear to extremities including loss and some liftingto backstrips andinstitutional labels to spines. With slight rubbing toboards. Three joints held by cords only and three starting. Internally, firmly bound but with the odd closed tear to fold-outs. Bright but with occasional spotting, marks and off-setting to pages. With institutional labels to front pastedowns and ink stamps to pages. Overall: GOOD.

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        Wien. Album der schönsten Ansichten. Gezeichnet von Rudolf Alt, lithographiert von Fr. X. Sandmann].

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

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      [New Grenada (i.e. Colombia). January/February 1850].. Pen-and-ink and watercolor on an octagonal sheet of wove paper. Sheet size: 12 ¾ x 18 1/2 inches. Corners clipped, else very good. Provenance: Sotheby&#39;s, May 29, 1958, lot 377. Wonderful mid-19th-century watercolor of a night scene in the jungle of New Grenada. Fane, from a prosperous Lincolnshire family, joined the Army and served in the West Indies and in Canada in the late 1840s. In January 1850 he left Antigua for a sojourn in New Grenada, arriving on January 19 of that year. Fane&#39;s diary, located in the National Archives, United Kingdom, records the circumstances surrounding this scene: on January 24 he "Started an expedition to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta with two Indian guides," and the following day "hired donkeys and engaged an interpreter." The present watercolor shows Fane at rest in a hammock, whilst the interpreter and one of the Indians cut wood, and the other Indian tends the fire. Fane reached the "Perpetual Snow" on February 13, arrived back in Santa Martha on February 22 and arrived at Cartagena on February 29. He returned to Antigua via Jamaica the second week in March of that year. In 1857, Fane would raise a regiment to fight in the Indian Mutiny and would become a noted diarist and watercolorist. For the above quoted diary: National Archives, U.K., RECORDS OF THE FANE FAMILY, 1 Fane 6/8/1/3.

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        Colomba suivi de La mosaïque.

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

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      [c. 1850]. . Folio. (44 x 39 cm). Full brown morocco, boards double gilt ruled, gilt and blindstamp decoration, spine flat with gilt rules, gilt to compartments, gilt inner dentelles, plain endpapers with the engraved armorial bookplate of Elhanan Bicknell. 44 steel engraved plates printed on india paper and mounted on large sheets. Binding slightly rubbed, small ring mark to upper board, some light foxing throughout. A handsome binding of a unique collection. A significant number of the engravings are untitled. The volume would appear to be a bespoke collection of illustrations from various works including Jennings&#146; Landscape Annuals. A few more exotic scenes, almost certainly from editions of the Oriental Annual. The illustrators include J.M.W. Turner and David Roberts.& Elhanan Bicknell (1788-1861) made his fortune as a merchant, primarily in the trade of sperm whale oil. He compiled one of the great collections from the Victorian era of contemporary British paintings. He counted Roberts and Turner as friends.

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

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

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        Hog Hunting. The Tired Pig

      London: Published by Messr. Fores, 41 Piccadilly, [circa 1850]. Colour- printed aquatint, finished by hand, by Messrs. Fores. Sheet size: 27 7/8 x 36 1/4 inches. An extremely rare aquatint depicting hog hunting in India. During the nineteenth century, field sports, particularly the hunting of wild game, were a common colonial leisure activity in India and Africa. Big-game hunting was considered the most thrilling and dangerous pursuit but hog hunting was also a favorite pastime for sporting Englishmen in the colonies. This superb image depicts an exciting hog hunt in India. A group of young Englishmen, all identified by name in the title space, are eagerly involved in chasing a wild boar across a grassy plain. This is one of a series of four large aquatint plates after Captain Platt, all with the general title &#39;Hog Hunting&#39;. They were also issued separately (as here) and are all extremely rare and not often seen on the market. This is one of the finest images of English sportsmen in India. "John Platt, b. 1802, son of the Reverend Alexander Platt, was a Captin of the Native Infantry in India at the time he painted this set of Hog HUnting. He served in India from the age of eighteen, took part in the China War [First Opium War] in 1842 and was promoted Lt. Col. in 1853. His record shos him to have been a coldier of action with several decorations. He died on 1st July 1857, tragicallly murdered by mutineers from his own regiment." Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints. Snelgrove, p. 130; Silterzer p. 335; Schwerdt III p. 122.

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        The Pictorial Gallery of English Race Horses Containing Portraits of all the Winners of the Derby, Oaks and St Leger Stakes during the Last Twenty Years, and a History of the Principal Operations of the Turf.

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

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        Souvenir d&#39;une promenade a Versailles

      Paris: au Bureau des Galeries Historiques de Versailles, [ca. 1850&#150;55]. Folio (36.5 cm; 14.5"). [6] ff., 50 leaves of plates. One of several works with the identical title but from different publishers and with different contents! The present volume contains engravings after paintings in the palace&#39;s "Galeries Historiques": the engravers include Leroux, Masson, Thomas, Nargoot, Rebel, Frilley, and many others. Curiously, many engravings bear a faint line of identification reading "Diagraphe et Pantographe Gavard" and they have non-sequential numbering, meaning the images from this source could be and were recombined to form a wide variety of souvenir albums. In this copy all plates are guarded by sheets of heavy paper stock. Binding: In the style of a percaline mosaïquée, but the gilt and mosaic are applied to a textured pebbled cloth. Spine gilt extra with added "mosaic" of green, white, red and blue. Front cover with a blind-stamped border incorporating elegant corner-pieces; within this, "Souvenir de Versailles" gilt-stamped in an arc above a large on-laid crowned coat of arms flanked by banners and flags, this embellished in gilt with rich use of blue, white, red, blue, and green. Rear cover with similar blind-stamped border and a different large gilt-stamped center device strikingly incorporating an on-lay of blue stamped in gilt with a military medal. All edges gilt. On this type of binding, see: Morris & Levin, The Art of Publishers&#39; Bookbindings, pp. 94&#150;97. Binding as above, rubbed to the underlying boards at the corners of the boards and top of spine slightly pulled with one bit of rubbing. Scattered pale brown stains mostly on interleaves and sometimes visible on versos of plates; some discoloration in some margins of plates and occasionally into one; overwhelmingly a clean copy, remarkably bright and unfoxed. A strong and nice example of this category of "souvenir" and of a gilt mosaic binding.

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        Escenas de la vida privada y pública de los animales

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

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        Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects

      - London - Henry G. Bohn, 1850 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An attractively bound collection of Vasari&#39;s famous biographies of eminent Renaissance artists. The work has a consistent and notorious bias in favour of Florentines and tends to attribute to them all the developments in Renaissance art for example, the invention of engraving. Venetian art in particular (along with arts from other parts of Europe), is systematically ignored in the first edition. Between the first and second editions, Vasari visited Venice and while the second edition gave more attention to Venetian art (finally including Titian) it did so without achieving a neutral point of view. Vasari&#39;s biographies are interspersed with amusing gossip. Many of his anecdotes have the ring of truth, while others are inventions or generic fictions, such as the tale of young Giotto painting a fly on the surface of a painting by Cimabue that the older master repeatedly tried to brush away, a genre tale that echoes anecdotes told of the Greek painter Apelles. With a few exceptions, however, Vasari&#39;s aesthetic judgement was acute and unbiased. Including biographies of Franco, Titian, da Vinci, Francesco and many more. With a frontispiece to volume I. With notes chiefly selected from German and Italian commentators. Complete in five volumes. Condition: In red calf bindings. Externally, smart, though with some rubbing and a few marks. One hinge strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, with just the occasional patch of foxing and some handling marks. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Bad Oeynhausen bei Rehme gesehen vom Gradirwerke".

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("F. Kugler").

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

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        Fashion Design, watercolor and gouache, heightened in white pastel

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

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed ("AVHumboldt").

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

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        The hunting-field

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

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        The Life of Horatio, Lord Nelson

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

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        Die Garderobe der Dame. La Garderobe des Dames. The Wardrobe of Ladies

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

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