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

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

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

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

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        [Fine Binding] Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

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

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        Eventyr.

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

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

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

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

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

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        C. 1850 Palm Leaf Buddhist Sutra Book

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

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

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

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        Souvenirs d'Egypte

      Paris: Lemercier, [circa 1850]. Large folio. (22 1/8 x 16 3/8 inches). Lithographed and mounted on cloth guards throughout: tinted title with integral vignette by and after Alexandre Bida, 24 tinted plates titled in French, Arabic and English (comprising: 12 views after E. Barbot drawn on stone by Eug. Ciceri with occasional help from C. Bour; 12 costume/character studies by and after Alexandre Bida), all printed by Lemercier. Contemporary brown half morocco over blue cord-grained cloth, upper cover titled in gilt "Souvenirs / d'Egypte", spine in seven compartments with semi-raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with simple repeat decoration in gilt, cream/orange glazed endpapers. A spectacular and rare album featuring the work of two important French Orientalist artists. Only a single copy of this work is listed as having sold at auction in the past thirty-five years, and according to Chadenat this album was never sold commercially. The twenty four uniformly excellent plates include twelve topographical views after Barbot of Egyptian sights and cities from Philae to Cairo, ancient and modern, all peopled and bustling with life. Alexandre Bida's contribution consists of twelve beautifully-observed character studies of the people he encountered in the region: an Albanian, a Copt, dancers, ladies, a donkey driver, a groom, etc. Bida, studied under Eugene Delacroix, and travelled extensively through Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon and Palestine. "E. Barbot" is Prosper Barbot (1798-1878), a pupil of Jules Coignet and Louis Watelet, who made two journeys to Egypt in 1844 and 1846 travelling from Cairo south across the desert. Colas I.326; Chadenat 761 ("Tres belle album non mis dans le commerce."); Lipperheide I, Ma32

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        Il carnevale italiano ovvero teatri, maschere e feste presso gli antichi e i moderni... milano, vallardi, s.a. (1850 ca.).

      Album oblungo di cm. 14 x 20, pp. 110 (2). Antiporta figurata e 16 tavole fuori testo. Il tutto inciso in rame. Brossura originale interamente decorata e con titoli al piatto anteriore. Solo qualche fioritura e limitate tracce d'uso, ma bell'esemplare, fresco e genuino come è raro per quest'opera. Le tavole raffigurano coppie di maschere impersonate da fanciulli nel loro costume teatrale. Con notizie riguardanti le feste antiche e medioevali, i tornei, le commedie, le danze, la musica e il carnevale. Cfr. Pitré 3720. Molto raro soprattutto quando completo e con la brossura originale decorata.

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        Aanden i Naturen. 2 bd. (The Spirit in Nature. 2 Volumes).

      Kjøbenhavn (Copenhagen), Andr. Fred. Høst, 1850. 8vo. Et nydeligt samt. hldrbd. m. samt. tidstypisk rig rygforgyldn. En smule slitage v. false og kapitæler, en anelse svag i forreste indre fals, ellers et nydeligt ekspl., kun indimellem brunplettet. X, 190; XII, 206, (2, -avertissement) pp. 8vo. Nice cont. hcalf w. richly gilt back. A bit of waer to hinges and capitals, and inner front hinge a bit weak, otherwise a very nice and good copy w. only occational brownspotting. X, 190; XII, 206, (2, -advertisement-leaf) pp.. Originaludgaven af Ørsteds naturfilosofiske hovedværk med dedikation fra forfatteren til "Herr Professor og Dr i Theologien/ Scharling/ venskabeligst/ fra/ Forfatteren." Under dedikationen er tilføjet et håndskrevet citat fra et brev af Sophie Ørsted (f. Oehlensläger) (fra Adam Oehlenschlägers Erindringer) i samtidig hånd (sandsynligvis Scahrlings). Dedikationen er til professor Carl Emil Scharling (1803-77), teolog, som var bror til Ørsteds datters (Karen) mand. First edition of Oersted's main work in natural philosophy. Presentation-copy with the inscription "Herr Professor og Dr i Theologien/ Scharling/ venskabeligst/ fra/ Forfatteren." (Mr. Professor and Doctor of Theology/ Scharling/ with the kindest regards/ The Author"). Underneath the presentation-inscription a handwritten quotation from a letter from Sophie Oersted (born Oehlenschläger) (from Adam Oehlenschläger's Memoires) in cont. hand (probably that of Scharling). The presentation-inscription is for professor Carl Emil Scharling (1803-77), theologist, who was the brother of Oersted's daughter's (Karen) husband.Oersted is universally known for his discovery of Electro-Magnetism in 1820. Afterwards he went on to write a number of important philosophical works on natural philosophy and empiricism, of which "Aanden i Naturen" he himself considered his main work. The work is found printed on 2 sorts of paper, common- and vellum-paper. This copy is on vellum-paper. Both H.C. Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard admit to having been influenced by the writings of Oersted. "He was an enthusiastic follower of the "Naturphilosophie" school in Germany, whose main object was the unification of physical forces, thus producing a monistic theory of the universe. It was to further this purpose that Oersted sought in actual phenomena the electro-magnetic identity of which he had already convinced himself on metaphysical grounds" (Percy H. Muir in Printing and The Mind of Man)

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        Buchanan endorses an $11,000 Corcoran & Riggs check to his niece Harriet Lane’s uncle, her late father’s brother

      Partly Printed Check endorsed “Pay the within to the / order of John N. Lane / James Buchanan” on verso, 8” x 3.25” visible. Ornately framed to 12” x 7.5”. Washington, February 7, 1850. Completed in manuscript. “Pay to Hon. James Buchanan or order Eleven Thousand #/100 Dollars. To Bank of America New York.” Possibly signed “Corcoran” by William W. Corcoran and “Riggs” by George W. Riggs. An opening on verso displays the endorsements of Buchanan, “John N. Lane,” and two others. Fine condition. Harriet Lane (1830-1903) was the daughter of James Buchanan’s sister Jane Ann Buchanan Lane (1793-1839) and Virginia merchant Elliott Tole Lane (1784-1840). When her father died a year after her mother, her uncle James (“Nunc”) became her guardian. She later served as First Lady during her uncle’s presidency. John N. Lane was another uncle, her father’s brother. In 1840, William Wilson Corcoran (1798-1888) and George Washington Riggs (1813-1881) formed Corcoran & Riggs which offered checking and depositing services. In 1844, the U.S. government assigned Corcoran & Riggs to be the only federal depository in Washington. When Corcoran retired in 1854, the bank changed its name to Riggs & Co. A patron of the arts, Corcoran gave his Washington gallery building and much of his art collection to the government; it was opened to the public in 1874 as the Corcoran Gallery.

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        The Geology and Fossils of the Tertiary and Cretaceous Formations of Sussex: 1st ed;

      London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1850.. HARDBACK, blind-embossed green cloth, rebacked with original spine relaid, gilt lettering on spine, frontispiece, pages xvi, 422, [i] - corrigenda, plates xl, several figures in the text, 246mm x 310mm, (9.75" x 12.5"), some pencilled academic annotations, corners slightly rubbed, spine faded, title-page has vertical crease reinforced with clear tape, offsetting of frontispiece, light spotting to text, spotting to plates in varying degrees, otherwise a fine copy. Scarce. 2.6Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage.

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        Carte des Bords du Rhin depuis Schaffhouse à Rotterdam avec Indication de Chemins de Fer. Lithographierte Faltkarte.

      129 x 30,5 cm, 3 Bahnen a je 3 Stichen in 11 Reihen., Mit Kopf- und Fußansicht sowie 44 Randansichten, Rheinlaufkarte mit 5 Nebenkarten (Paketbootlinie nach England, Eisenbahnlinie u.a.) gez. von Maurer, lithogr. bei Christen in Basel. (Sattler, Rheinpanoramen S. 35, 8 B.) - Sehr seltene Rheinlaufkarte; mit Kopf- und Fußansicht von Rotterdam und Basel, sowie Randansichten von Köln, Düsseldorf, Bonn, Mainz, Worms, Mannheim, Speyer, Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden, Straßburg, Basel u.a.

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        Über das Verbrennen der Leichen. Eine in der Academie der Wissenschaften am 29 November 1849 von Jacob Grimm gehaltne Vorlesung.

      Gedruckt in der Druckerei der Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin 1850. Ferd. Dümmler's Buchhandlung. 4to. 86 pages. Contemporary paper binding, with green label on the spine. Spine a bit worn, and parts of the paper missing. Old name with ink on flyleaf.. The seminal work on cremation. Jacob Grimm (1785-1863), one of the famous brothers and collector of fairy tales, was probably the first to introduce the idea of cremation in the modern western world. He was inspired by the ancients as well as costumes in the far east. The idea was frowned upon at first, but is today an acceptable practice

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        Viinhandel en gros & en detail. De tre Hjorte, Vestergade No. 12, Kjöbenhavn.

      Litografi. 10 x 15 cm. [Udgivet ca. 1850]. Et sjældent billede i fornem gammel ramme.. Viser bygningen på hjørnet af Vestergade og Larsbjørnsstræde. Prospektet er udarbejdet i H. G. F. Holms ("Fattig-Holm") manér

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        Proudhon's ausgewählte Schriften. I. Bekenntnisse eines Revolutionärs. Herausgegeben von Arnold Ruge. II. Revolutionäre Ideen. Mit einem Vorworte von Alfred Darimon. III. Das Recht auf Arbeit udn das Recht des Eigenthums. Organisation des Kredits und der Cirkulation und Lösung der sozialen Frage. Kapital und Rente. Erörterungen zwischen Proudhhon und Baskiat.

      3 volumes in one. Verlagsbureau, Leipzig 1850, 1850 und Arnoldische Buchhandlung, Leipzig 1851. 8vo. (7)+328 + XXX+273 + (3)+347 pages, with all three halftitle pages. Contemporary halfleather binding of calf with gilt and blindtooled decoration on the spine. Minor edgewear and slightly bumped corners. Inside a bit stained. Otherwise a nice and presentable copy.. The major works in German by the French politician and political thinker P.J. Proudhon, who was the foremost developer of political anarchism - for instance formulated in his widely known concept 'Property is theft'. He was a great influence on the socialist movements of the 19th century and exchanged thoughts with Karl Marx, whom he knew personally

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        Sverige framställdt i taflor. Nittiosex litografier i tontryck med beskrifvande text af Joh. Aug. Berg. Ph. Mag.

      Göteborg. D. F. Bonniers förlag. 1850-56. Large oblong 4:o. Title + contents + 96 text leaves + 96 tinted lithographs. (Half title missing). Blind pressed dark green cloth. Title in gilt at the front board and at the spine. Name inscription at the title leaf. Rebacked. Most of the old spine laid down. A few stains and scratches to the boards. A few stains to the title and the contents leaf. A short tear to the top of the title leaf. A repaired tear to the upper margin of the contents leaf. As usual there are some browning and offsetting to many of the text pages. The plates are bright and clean.. A classic swedish work on topography covering Sweden from north to south, it´s towns and countryside. The largest and most beautiful plate book of it´s time.The famous danish artist F. C. Kierschou was commisioned by the publisher Felix Bonnier to travel around the southern part of the country and paint picturesque and interesting views. He did so and delivered at least 42 oil paintings. These became the originals to 42 lithographs in the book. The artist Hallbeck was commissioned to draw 40 originals from the northern provinces of Sweden. He never delivered all. Bonnier bitterly and openly complained about Hallbeck. Hallbeck retaliated through the newspapers. The remaining originals were executed by various artists

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield.

      London: Bradbury & Evans 1850.. In two volumes. Vol. Ixiv+320 pp. Vol II pp.321-624. frontispiece, engraved title page, dated 1850, title page, with 39 illustrations by H. K. Browne (Phiz). This was the first edition, first issue, in book form. Published from original parts, frontispiece dated, errata page, spelling errors, p. viii with final i misaligned, p. 120 screwed not screamed, ch. xxvii listed as p. 283 not 282, recal on line 1 p. 16 and line 22 on p. 225, p.19 cha pter ;ut and several others, all plates present, half leather and marbled boards, all very rubbed, scuffed, and worn, corners bumped, small oval Birkenhead bookseller's stamp on title pages, Mauds library written at the top of first title page, plates browned and toned to various degrees. A poor to fair copy only of this popular title, Dicken's own favourite among his novels..

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne.

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850.. First edition, early issue, 8vo, (iii)-xvi, 624 pp, bound without the half title. Frontispiece, engraved title and 38 plates, some marginal browning and light foxing to the plates only, contemporary inscription to front blank, and one time covered by a label and with the label subsequently removed leaving a small hole to the leaf, marbled endpapers, edges and sides. Contemporary green half calf, some light rubbing, attractive gilt spine with a light vertical crease. All but one point ("screamed" for "screwed") correct for a first issue. Smith I 9.

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