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        "Mr. Briggs receiving a proper invitation from Major Plumper to come over again to Ireland in the Hunting Season and have a day with the Galway Blazers-Mr. B., says he would like it extremely immeasurably."

      n.p. c. 1850 n.p., [c. 1850]. Approx. 5-3/4 x 8-1/4 inches. Pencil and watercolor on paper, signed "John Leech", mounted on board, matted. . John Leech (1817-1864) was one of the most prolific and successful of the English artists and caricaturists of the mid 19th century. "His humour was like his talent, gentle, warm-hearted and positive, his world, the ups and downs of middle class life, the sports of the squirearchy, and the peccadilloes of army officers and undergraduates" (Houfe). The conventions of social humor he established with his first contributions to the newly founded Punch, in 1841, lasted into the 1920s, but his greatest fame came through his book illustrations, particularly those for Surtees's sporting novels. "Extravagantly praised by Ruskin, Leech's often careless but never crude drawings have survived in charm and humour to give us a refreshing glimpse of mid-Victorian society." (Houfe)

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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      Prato Alberghetti 1850 4° Pagine 1 carta bianca + occhietto + 400 + 1 carta bianca. Legatura coeva in mezza percalina marrone. Titolo in oro al piatto anteriore racchiuso entro ricca bordura in oro. Titolo e fregi oro al dorso. Dorso con lievi mende. Sguardie in seta. Lievissime fioriture a lievi tracce d'uso. Ottima copia. Opera ricca di un imponente apparato iconografico costituito da circa 50 capolettera istoriati e circa 400 incisioni in legno e acciaio L'opera raccoglie la vita di una 50 di Santi istoriandone in 8 pagine i principali avvenimenti ad essi riferiti. All'inizio del volume si trova l'Elenco dei Santi e l'elenco delle incisioni date come istruzione al legatore.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
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        Payne's Universum or Pictorial World. Three Volume set

      London: Brain and Payne. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Light scuffing to edge of spines. Some rubbing to boards. Light foxing throughout. Name plates to front pastedowns. Aeg. [1850]. [First Edition]. Half-leather cover over marbled boards with title-plates and gilt design. 132; 136; 128pp :: Many b/w steel engravings by various artists :: 280mm x 220mm (11" x 9") :: Being a collection of engravings of views in all countries, portraits of great men and specimens of works of art, of all ages and of every character .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        Vue g?n?rale de Rome.

      Parigi, 1850 circa. Tonolitografia, cm 40,5 x 58 ((la parte figurata) pi? filetti e margini bianchi. Bella veduta panoramica della citt? con punto di vista da uno dei colli, animata da grandi figure di parroci, pastori e contadine in primo piano. Usuali difetti marginali, buono lo stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Botteghina D'arte G]
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        The complete suite of Joule's 7 papers extracted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: including "On the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat"

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. Comprising; general title page to vol for 1850; 1.) On the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat, 1850, vol 140, pp.61-82 (+ 2 engraved plates); 2.) On the Air-Engine, 1852, vol 142, pp.65-82; 3.) Introductory Research on the Induction of Magnetism by Electrical Currents, 1856 vol 146, pp.287-295; 4.) On Some Thermo-Dynamic Properties of Solids, 1859, vol 149, pp.91-131; 5.) On the Thermal Effects of Compressing Fluids, 1859, vol 149, pp.133-136; 6.) On the Surface-Condensation of Steam, 1861, vol 151, pp.133-160; 7.) New Determination of the Mechanical Equivalent of Heat, 1878, vol 169, pp.365-383 (+ 1 engraved plate). All large quarto, half calf gilt in period style, very good copies, London, [Royal Society], 1850 - 1878. James Prescott Joule FRS (1818 - 1889). Joule studied the nature of heat, and discovered its relationship to mechanical work. This led to the theory of conservation of energy, which led to the development of the first law of thermodynamics. The SI derived unit of energy, the joule, is named after him. He worked with Lord Kelvin to develop the absolute scale of temperature, made observations on magnetostriction, and found the relationship between the current through resistance and the heat dissipated, now called Joule's law.

      [Bookseller: Jeffrey Stern Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Der kunstverein... die vorzueglichsten gemaelde der dresdener gallerie. dresden und leipzig, payne, s.a. (1850 ca.).

      Cm. 27, pp. 354 (4). Con due frontespizi figurati (posti al termine del volume) e 134 belle tavole incise in rame (ciascuna protetta da velina). Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle rossa, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrati da vari ordini di filetti, dentelles interne e sguardie marmorizzate. Esemplare marginoso, pulito ed in perfetto stato di conservazione, impreziosito da una legatura molto decorativa.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Nineveh and Its Remains with an account of a visit to the Chaldaean Christians of Kurdistan and the Yezidis, or devil-worshippers - and an enquiry into the manners and arts of the ancient Assyrians

      New York: George Putnam, 1850. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Profusely illustrated with many engravings and fold out maps/building plans This is a truly impressive copy. Re-bound in 3/4 calf leather with raised bands on spine and gilt lettering and decoration. Title on cover is "Nineveh and Remains" Two volumes bound together (399 pages and 495 pages including index and illustrations). Volume one has foxing to pages. . GIlt edges.

      [Bookseller: Chrysalis Books]
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        HOUSEHOLD WORDS. Volumes I - XIX

      London:. 1850 - 59.. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 6-1/8". 1st volume edition (NCBEL III, 818). 19 volumes (complete).. Period black half-leather binding with marbled paper boards. Red leather gilt-stamped title label in 2nd compartment. Gilt hightlights.. General wear to bindings, mostly at extremities. Vol III with 1". split to top of front joint. Vol XVII lacking small piece of marbled. paper from bottom edge of front board. Perios pos to ffep. A solid,. attractive VG set.. From the beginning of his authorial career, Dickens wished to be an editor. This ambition fully realized with the weekly publication of HOUSEHOLD WORDS, earlier editorial attempts not succeeding as hoped. During its run, he made over 180 contributions including the first appearance of A CHILD'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND and HARD TIMES.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Lake Como [and:] Lake Maggiore

      Italy: circa 1850. Pair of views, gouache over faint etched line, black gouache border. Period gilt and faux bois frames. 8 3/4 x 34 inches. Veneer with elaborate gold leaf lip. Framed Size: 21 x 46 inches. Two splendid, panoramic views of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore Catering to the foreigners flocking to the region on The Grand Tour, this pair of hand- painted prints beautifully depict the famed, picturesque lakes, with rich bands of blue highlighting the water and sky, with the surrounding hills and mountains dotted with luxurious villas. In the view of Lake Maggiore, we see from a very high vantage point the Borromean Islands: Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori,with their extraordinary gardens. The view of Lake Como looks north up the lake towards Switzerland from above Bellagio, which occupies the point at which the lake divides in two. The paintings are clearly intended as a pair, the images being almost identical in size with matching black painted margins. The prints are as issued with black labels covering the original printed titles

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
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      London:: Bradbury & Evans,. 1850.. 8vo. 1st volume edition (Smith I, 76). 624 pp.. Handsomely bound by Bayntun in full-deep red morocco with elaborate gilt decorated spine, gilt dentelles & marbled eps. Invisible professional repair to rear joint leather. Gilt bust of Dickens to front board. AEG. Red cloth slipcase.. Unobtrusive 2" diagonal imperfection to lower left of front board,. otherwise a beautiful Nr Fine copy, with uncommonly clean text &. plates.. Dickens classic tale, now known to be primarily autobiographical. . Illustrated with frontis, vignette title-page & 38 plates by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz).

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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 'Hog Hunting'. 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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books ]
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        The Scarlet Letter

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1850. One of 2,500 copies published of this true first edition, on 16 March 1850, according to C.E. Frazier Clark Jr.'s definitive "Nathaniel Hawthorne - A Descriptive Bibliography". Number A16.1 in Clark's bibliography and number 7600 in BAL. This copy is in the following states and sub-states, again as described by Clark: Binding: in the style of Ticknor format A. Brown bold-ribbed T cloth with blind-stamped floral device inside ruled panels on both covers. Spine gold-stamped. Cream-colored wove endpapers. The contents are listed on pp. iii-iv and there is no preface. This is a key indicator of the first edition versus the second edition, which includes a preface. The other variants between the first and second editions are also present. These consist of sixty-nine typographical and spelling errors and punctuation changes throughout the text. For example, on page 21 line 20 "reduplicate" appears instead of "repudiate." Two of these variants (pg 31 line 20 and pg 132 line 29) are not as listed but these appear to be errors in Clark's list. Page 321 is in State x1 - line 10 has presence of work-up. Page iii is in State a2 - the "N" is beneath the "r" in "according" and the "1" of "192" is out of position. Four pages of ads were inserted between the front endpapers in most copies. This copy does not have any ads. It is unclear if they were lost or if this is one of the copies that never had ads. The text block is complete, although the stitching has loosened. The leaves are clean and unmarked except for a previous owner's name, dated 1850, on the front pastedown. The boards are in good condition, with some wear at the corners. The spine is in tatters, however, with some pieces missing. It is held to the boards with transparent tape.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

      [Bookseller: Banjo Booksellers]
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        [The full series of 16 chapbooks comprising:] 1). The History of Cinderella. 2). The History of Tom Thumb. 3). Hare and many Friends. 4). Entertaining Views. 5). Robinson Crusoe. 6). Jack the Giant Killer. 7. Little Red Riding Hood. 8). Scenes from Nature. 9). Dame Trot. 10). Mother Hubbard. 11). Capitals of Europe. 12). The House that Jack built. 13). Death & Burial of Cock Robin. 14). Cock Robin and Jenny Wren. 15). Old Man and his Ass. 16). Peter Brown.

      Otley: J S Publishing & Stationery Co, N.D.. 8vo. Each 8pp with hand-coloured text illustrations in original pictorial colour printed paper wraps, stab-sewn. Purpose-made highly decorated full blue crushed morocco gilt fold-over book-case. Case extremes lightly rubbed; very occasional light spotting and soiling to chap-books. * BL hold a set which are given a date of [1850?]. Another set at Leeds UL - this the only COPAC entry - dated [ca 1880?] which seems more probable.

      [Bookseller: John Turton]
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        DAME BROWNS [sic] VISIT TO LONDON. Aunty Jaunty's Tales.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, Illustrated from Drawings by W.H. Bartlett.

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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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' 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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        Gazpacho: Or, Summer Months in Spain

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

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

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

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

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        Historia de la India. Traducia por una sociedad literaria

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

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        Original Manuscript Court Case Documents Regarding Jeffersonville Railroad Lawsuit

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

      [Bookseller: Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts, ]
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        Heide von der Nordwestseite. Lithographie nach Klinck bei Winter & Hertz, Hamburg, um 1850. 31,4 x 51 cm.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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        Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet - An Autobiography

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

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Colton's Traveler and Tourist's Guide-Book Through the United States Of America and the Canadas

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

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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