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      St. Paul: Published by the Dakota Mission, November 1850 - August 1852.. A total of eighteen issues, 4pp. each. Ten quarto issues from Volume 1, printed in three columns; eight folio issues from Volume 2, printed in four columns. Illus. The issues from Volume 1 interleaved and string-tied, issues from Volume 2 also interleaved. Edge wear and some tanning on exterior leaves. A couple faint old stains in each of the gatherings. On the whole, quite clean and in very good condition. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A nearly complete run of this very rare Dakota Mission periodical. Only twenty total issues of this monthly newspaper printed in the Dakota and English languages were published, and this collection of eighteen issues contains all but issues three and four (January and February 1851) from the first volume. The primary purposes of the paper were to educate the Dakota themselves, and to pass along information on the tribe to the American people. It ceased publication when the Dakota were removed from Minnesota under a treaty of 1851, which ceded all Sioux lands in Minnesota to the United States, and provided for the removal of the tribe further westward. The editor, Gideon H. Pond, was a prominent missionary to the Dakota Indians, arriving in Minnesota in 1834 and taking up the study of the Dakota language. With his brother Samuel, Gideon Pond helped develop the first Dakota alphabet (no dictionaries or grammars being available up to that time), and they went on to publish readers, grammars, and translations in Dakota, and taught the language to Stephen Return Riggs. The mission statement of the newspaper is printed in the first issue and reads (in part): "to diminish and remove the existing prejudice to education among them [the Sioux], by exciting in them a taste for reading and bringing into use that knowledge of letters which is already expressed by a few...It will be the object of the paper to bring before the Indian mind such items of news as will interest them, and any such matter as it is believed will be calculated to improve their physical, mental, and moral condition." The paper contains a great variety of news, information, and reports, including news from local villages and settlements - including obituaries, weddings, and baptisms - reports by missionaries, accounts of Dakota customs and myths, religious works, the text of treaties, language lessons, and engraved illustrations. One article describes a ball game played by the Dakota closely resembling lacrosse, and another gives a description of the origins and form of their medicine dance, while another brief notice relates the Winnebago's love of whiskey. Most of the articles are printed in both Dakota and English, though occasionally only in one or the other. Beginning with the seventh issue of the first volume, an illustration was incorporated into the masthead depicting Dakota children reading THE DAKOTA FRIEND, as a missionary and two Dakota adults look on. "There is much of interest to the philologist in this paper: lessons for learners, grammatic forms, vocabularies, &c." - Pilling. After a few months of publication, the newspaper experienced financial difficulty, and several changes were made, including enlarging the size of the paper from quarto to folio sheets, and raising the subscription rate from twenty-five to fifty cents. The paper was printed at the Chronicle and Register Office in St. Paul for its entire run, and the English language portion was edited by the Rev. Edward Neill. Publication ceased in August 1852 with Vol. II, No. 8, and a note in the final issue reads: "the Dakota Mission deems it unadvisable, while the Indians are so unsettled, to continue the FRIEND. If the prospect is more encouraging it will be resumed hereafter." Printing in Minnesota began in the summer of 1849, so this is a very early imprint indeed, and only the fifth periodical in an Indian language published in the trans- Mississippi West (following a Shawnee language paper printed in Kansas beginning in 1835, and two Cherokee and two Choctaw language papers printed in present-day Oklahoma in the 1840s). Pilling locates runs of THE DAKOTA FRIEND at the Library of Congress and Harvard, and OCLC adds runs (some incomplete) at The New York Public Library, Yale, Newberry Library (from the Ayer and Graff collections), Huntington Library, Chicago Historical Society, Minneapolis Public Library, Minnesota Historical Society, and University of Minnesota. A very rare and important early Indian language newspaper. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 3029. PILLING, SIOUAN, p.23. AYER, INDIAN LINGUISTICS (DAKOTA) 65. LITTLEFIELD & PARINS, pp.128- 31. GRAFF 988. SABIN 18286. OCLC 1644692.

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        Picturesque Sketches in Greece and Turkey

      Philadelphia, A. Hart, 1850. 1st Edition. Minor stains to the outer preliminary page edges, scattered marginal foxing. Description: xi, [13]-335 p. 20 cm. Subjects: Greece & Turkey--Description and travel. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Shoe and Canoe or Pictures of Travel in the Canadas: Illustrative of Their Scenery and of COlonial Life;With Facts and Opinions on Emigration, State Policy, and Other Points of Public Interest

      Chapman and Hall, London 1850 - 2 vols. in 1. 20 plates and 5 maps incl 2 foldouts. Missing one map (at end of vol. 1). Plate opposite TP, lightly foxed "Village of St Paul." Blue cloth cover, gold embossed design, gold page edges. Corners worn, but not too badly. Hinges cracked. Montreal bookseller's label - G. Ducharme. FEPS slightly smudged, inscription on FFEP. Pages in good condition, occasional light fox mark or stain, but generally clean and bright. A fascinating account of early travel in Canada. Bigsby was a British army surgeon and geologist posted to Lower Canada in 1818. He was assigned as a medical officer to the British Boundary Commission and toured the region investigating geological resources and surveying the boundary in the Lake Sinclair / Erie region and also the north of Lake Huron. His travel journal makes for interesting reading and includes detailed descriptions of landscape, native peoples and natural history; plates are based on his sketches on location. TPL 1426. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        El vizconde de Bragelona (El vizconde de Bragelonne)

      - Literatura inglesa.(821.111) H. de Mayol. Barcelona. 1850. 16 cm. 4 Vol; Vol I (475 p), Vol II (627 p), Vol III (804 p), Vol IV (739 p). Encuadernación en plena piel. Pasta española. Tercera parte de "Los tres mosqueteros". Traducción de Víctor Balaguer . Deslucido . MQ7 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ithaginis Geoffroyi. (Geoffroy's Blood-Pheasant).

      Lithograph coloured by hand, printed by J.E.C. Walter. London 1850-83. 35 x 54 cm. Matted.. From Birds of Asia

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        Konvolut von 152 Stahlstichen von Griechenland. Überwiegend aus: Meyer's Universum. Hildburghausen, Bibliographisches Institut, um 1850. Je etwa 9 x 14,5 cm.,

      1850 - Antiochia (7), Athen, vor den Ruinen des Jupiter-Tempels (4), Tempel der Minerva (4), Theseus-Tempel (9), Corfu (9), Corinth (6), Delphi (9), Elephanta (4), Ithaca (9), Marathon (3), Mytelene (8), Negroponte (4), Olympis (9), Der Piraeus (9), Salamis (12), Die Thermopylen (8), Sta. Maura (7). Dabei: 1 Lithographie 'Die Ebenen von Marathon'.- Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        volumes owned by Richard Watson Gilder and family

      New York 1850 - Horace Binney; Nicholas Biddle, An Eulogy on the Life and Character of John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; Account of the Proceedings on Laying the Corner Stone of the Girard College for Orphans, on the Fourth of July, 1833 (Philadelphia, 1832-1836). Thick 8vo., twelve pamphlets (the majority related to Wesleyan University, Dickinson College, and other institutions) bound into one volume; covers detached. First editions. A Gilder family copy, owned by Richard Watson Gilder, the longtime editor of Century Magazine, with his library bookplate on the front endpaper and annotations on the back pastedown; also owned by RWG's father William Henry Gilder, with the Methodist clergyman's ownership signature on the front endpaper and handwritten index identifying each bound discourse, including "Account of the Proceedings of Girard College"; additionally owned by RWG's grandfather John Gilder, with his signature on the front endpaper and title page of "Eulogy." John, a member of the Pennsylvania legislature and chairman of the College Building Committee, laid the cornerstone of Girard College, and was mentioned in "Account of the Proceedings." A foundational Gilder family artifact [TOGETHER WITH] James Strong, Manual of Hebrew Grammar (Privately printed, circa 1856). 8vo., gray boards and cloth spine; detached. First edition, privately printed by Strong for class- room consumption. Richard Watson Gilder?s copy, inscribed: ?A Hebrew Grammar by James Strong, L.L.D. I was in the class for which the grammar was made when I was about twelve years old ? also to his Greek class, for which he made his Greek grammar R. W. Gilder, 11/4/1900,? on the front pastedown; with Gilder?s signature and library bookplate on the front endpaper and annotations throughout the text. [TOGETHER WITH] Epitome of Greek Grammar (New York: Privately printed, 1856). 8vo., brown cloth lettered in gilt; expertly restored spine, edge-wear. First edition, inscribed by Gilder: ?I was a youngster in the class for which this was made . R. W. Gilder?; with Gilder?s library bookplate below his inscription on the front endpaper; previously owned by RWG's father William Henry Gilder, with the Methodist clergyman's ownership signature and date, ?1/56,? on the front pastedown. Strong, the noted Methodist biblical scholar and educator, taught briefly at a seminary in Flushing, Long Island, where Richard Watson Gilder attended. Strong gave private instruction to classes in Hebrew and Greek, which led to his first literary labor, the preparation of this 83-page manual of Hebrew grammar, as well as Greek and Chaldee grammars, published between 1856 and 1869. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Manuscript and Printed Scores]: Varieties - Piano: A collection of Waltzes and Opera arrangements for Piano, circa 1860

      Ant. Diabelli & Comp. (Wein: Ant. Diabelli & Comp.). [circa 1850-1860]. First. One bound volume containing 52 manuscript leaves of music on the versos and rectos of each sheet, along with 116 printed pages of music. Oblong quarto. Measures 13.5" x 10.25". Text in German. Contemporary half morocco and cloth boards, with "Varieties-Piano" stamped in gilt on the spine. Scuffing to the joints and leather corners, scattered foxing, a few early wove-paper repairs, about very good. A unique, custom bound collection of popular waltzes and opera arrangements for piano, most likely assembled by a Viennese-based musician in the 1850s. The manuscript scores include one (March and Choir from Wagner's Tannhauser) signed and dated at the end: "Clementine Steiner, Marz 1853"; and two arrangements (Duet; Waltz and Choir) from Charles Gounod's Faust, which premiered in March 1859. Most of the printed scores were published by the famous Viennese music publisher and composer Anton Diabelli in the Euterpe series from the 1840s and 1850s.The manuscript leaves contain approximately thirty-five works including seventeen short pieces, followed by eighteen longer works ranging from 1 to 10 pages each. Among the scores in manuscript are piano arrangements from Wagner's Flying Dutchman, Rienzi, Lohengrin, and Tannhauser. Also included are arrangements from operas by Verdi, Donizetti, Meyerbeer, and Gounod. The music is neatly written in ink (with one short section in pencil), most likely in two different hands, with the titles, tempos, and lyrics in German. Bound-in after the manuscript scores are 10 printed scores ranging from 3 to 13 pages each (116pp. total). These include waltzes by Josef Strauss, H.C. Lumbye, Joseph Lanner, and others; and various extracts from operas by Bellini arranged for piano by Anton Diabelli. A unique and pleasing collection of waltzes and operatic melodies from Vienna's golden age. A detailed list of the individual arrangements is available upon request. .

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        The Book of the Salmon: In Two Parts. by "Ephemera". Assisted by Andrew Young

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1850 - First edition. 12mo. Hand-colored frontispiece and 7 other hand colored plates, one uncolored plate. 242, [32, ads] pp. Original brown cloth. Westwood & Satchell p. 86 "Highly Esteemed" ; Coleby p. 66 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Größerer Atlas der Naturgeschichte. (23 Tafeln).

      k. k. Schulbücher-Verlag ohne Jahr (ca. 1850), Wien - Späterer roter Halbleinenband (um 1900), 1 Bl., 23 Tafeln, 1 Bl. Die zoologischen Tafeln gezeichnet nach den Originalen des k.k. zoologischen Kabinetes von Sandler und Zehner, gestochen von Gebhart, Brukl, Teplar und Biller. Die botanischen Tafeln gezeichnet und gestochen von Anton Ritter von Perger. Bis auf Tafel I (menschliches Skelett) sind alle lithogr. Tafeln koloriert, mit sehr naturnaher, zurückhaltender Farbgebung. Schönes Exemplar des seltenen Atlas aus der k.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei in Wien. Der lithogr. Titel des Orig.- Umschlags (braunes Papier) wurde mit eingebunden. Auf dem letzten Blatt eine ganzseitige Tabelle in alter Handschrift mit Stichwort-Angaben zu den Tafeln XIX bis XXIII (Pflanzendarstellungen). - Die Tafeln durchweg in gutem Zustand, teils an den Rändern etwas fingerfleckig. 7 Tafeln mit kleinem Riß am unteren Rand, davon 6 repariert. Zwei der reparierten Risse mit alten Verfärbungen, die knapp in die Umrandung der Tafel hineinreichen. Die anderen Randrisse unauffällig mit Papier überklebt oder hinterlegt. Der einfache Einband ohne Titelprägung, mit Leinenecken. Die Deckel in hellerem Rot, leicht fleckig bzw. berieben. Kleiner Namensstempel auf dem Vorsatz. 1050 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Traditional History and Characteristic Sketches of the Ojibway Nation

      UNCOMMON FIRST 1850 UK EDITION4 1⁄2” x 7 inches, xii, [1]-298pp + 24pp ads, Picture-writing symbols frame the black type printing on the front and back orange cloth covers.  1/8 piece missing from spine top and bottom of spine bumped. Title page remains uncut from the following page of dedication and gratitude.   Previous owner’s name on end paper and previous owner’s book plate. Otherwise, a sturdy, handsome copy is in very good condition. Illustrations of Indian picture-writing are given on pp. 128 and 134--136.Bookplate of Baxter of Gilston (Vincit veritas) on inside end paper.  Probably John Henry Baxter in the Cambridge University Alumni: pens. at TRINITY, July 9, 1870. 2nd son of Edward of Kincaldrum. B.May 24, 1851, at Dundee. School, St Andrew's University. Michs.1870; M.A.1881. Of Gilston, Largoward, Fife. JP. A member of the Royal Company of Archers (Queen's Body-Guard for Scotland). Twice married and had issue. Died Mar.30 1908. Brother of Edward G. (1873). (Burke, L.G., 1936.George Copway (Kah-Ge-Ga-Gah-Bowh; 1818-1863), an Ojibway chief, states, “A sketch of my nation’s history, describing its home, its country, and its peculiarities, and in narrating its traditional legends I may awaken in the American heart a deeper feeling for the race of red men.”  Copway’s book has several pages of picture-writing symbols.  Among the many interesting topics are his recommendations for Christianizing the Indians and his arguments for an exclusive area (reservation) between what is now Minnesota and Nebraska. In this first published, book-length history of the Ojibwa, Copway is far more critical of whites than he was in his autobiography. Field 364. Pilling p 93. Howes C-772

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        Recueil de mémoires et textes du Baron Hippolyte Larrey ayant appartenu à Jules Cloquet

      Grand in-8° relié demi-chagrin de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs, titre gravé. On trouve relié à la suite : Relation chirurgicale des évenemens de juillet 1830 à l'hôpital militaire du Gros-Caillou (tiré à part extrait de l'Imprimerie Huzard, 1831), 144 pages. Cachet gras de la bibliothèque de Jules Cloquet sur la page de garde - - Discours de M. H. Larrey à la Société de Chirurgie dans la séance du 7 juillet 1832 (tiré à part extrait de la Gazette des Hôpitaux), 10 pages. - - Discours prononcé aux obsèques de Ribes, ex-médecin en chef des Invalides, 4 pages - - MOIZIN Discours prononcé le 11 août 1842, aux obsèques de M. le Baron Larrey (Paris, Imprimerie de Moquet & Hauquelin, 1843), 14 pages. - - Rapport sur un ouvrage de chirurgie de M. le Professeur Riberi (de Turin) lu par M. H. larrey à la Société de Chirurgie (séance du 5 mars 1836), 8 pages. - - De l'occlusion des paupières dans le traitement des ophtalmies et des maladies des yeux : Discours de M; H. Larrey à l'Académie Impériale de Médecine (séance du 19 février 1836), 23 pages. - - Eloge funèbre de M. Larrey, 22 pages - - H. B. Larrey : Discours prononcé aux obsèques de M. Amussat (paris, J.-B. Baillière, 1856), tiré à part extrait du Bulletin de l'Académie Impériale de Médecine, tome XXI, 16 pages - - Réouverture de l'école de Médecine du Caire : discours prononcé par le docteur Clot-Bey le 10 septembre 1856 (Paris, Henri Plon, 1857), 27 pages - - A.-Aug. DUMERIL : Des odeurs, de leur nature et de leur action physiologique - Dissertation sur quelques points de la physiologie des végétaux (Paris, Rignoux, 1843), 96 pages et 40 pages pour la seconde thèse. Une petite fente à la charnière sur son second plat sinon très bel exemplaire Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Frankenstein or The Man and the Monster

      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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        Studies of Trees. In Five Parts

      Berlin also London: William Hermes also A & S Joseph, Myers & Co Oblong, 225 *140. Brown embossed cloth, title in gilt to front cover, bumped and lightly worn at corners and edges. Spine has no title, a little worn at edges. Internally, NO inscriptions, front hinge strengthened, new ffep. Title page with woodcuts, and 30 pp of B&W plates some showing multiple trees, some just 1 tree per page, all in order that the reader can learn how to draw trees. To the rear there is an advert for Joseph, Myers and Co showing other Hermes Drawing Lessons and other drawing books. Some of the plates have details in English and German. Just the lightest of foxing. No dated or paginated. Circa 1850/60. Not listed at COPAC, Worldcat, no copy at auction for over 30 years. Uncommon!

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        Essai d'une histoire littéraire de la pathologie et de la thérapeutique des maladies mentales depuis les temps les plus anciens jusqu'au dix-neuvième siècle (Traduction inédite manuscrite de Théophile Archambault provenant de la bibliothèque personnelle de René Sémelaigne. MANUSCRIT

      In-folio demi-chagrin vert de l'époque, dos lisse orné et gravé à froid de filets, 454pages manuscrites. Précieux exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de René Sémelaigne avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque personnelle sur la page de titre. Une feuille de titre n. ch « Johann Baptist Friedreich : Wurgfburg, 1830 ; 1 f. n. ch. "Essai d'une histoire littéraire de la pathologie et de la thérapeutique des maladies mentales depuis les temps les plus anciens jusqu'au dix-neuvième siècle" ; 2 f. n. ch. "Epitre dédicatoire à Monsieur Archambault, médecinen chef de l'Hôpital de Charenton" [C'est Plifson qui sous la direction et à l'incitation de Archambault qui rédigera la traduction.] 371 pages manuscrites d'une très fine écriture élégante et lisible. - - - 1 page n. ch. , 1 page n. ch. "Bibliographie systématique de psychologie pour les matières médicales et judiciaires par J.-B. Friedreich, Berlin 1833. 188 pages. Table des noms d'auteurs, 32 pages. - - -Ces traductions de Théophile Archambault sont restées inédites jusqu'à ce jour et étaient conservée dans les papiers personnels de René Sémelaigne, descendant de Pinel par sa mère. Théophile Archambault ( 19 Février 1806 ? 2 Décembre 1863) était un Français psychiatre qui était originaire de Tours. Il a étudié à Angers et Paris , et plus tard sous le psychiatre Jean-Étienne Esquirol Dominique (1772-1840) à Paris. En 1840, il devient l'assistant de François Leuret (1797-1851) à l'hôpital Bicêtre, et peu après il est de chargé de la réorganisation de l'asile de Maréville à Nancy (ou s'est également illustré Bendict-Augustin Morel qui y décrira les cas décrits dans ses Etudes Cliniques) . Il a passé sept ans à Nancy, où il a également donné des cours sur les troubles mentaux à l'école secondaire de la médecine. En 1848, il succède à Achille-Louis Foville (1799-1878) à l'hôpital psychiatrique de Charenton . Archambault parlait couramment l'anglais et l'allemand, et en 1840 il traduit William Charles Ellis "Traité sur la nature, les causes, symptômes et traitement de la folie" en français. . Toutes ses autres traductions connues des historiens sont inédites et semblaient perdues. - - - Théophile Archambault (February 19, 1806 ? December 12, 1863) was a French psychiatrist who was a native of Tours. He studied in Angers and Paris, and later worked under psychiatrist Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol (1772?1840) in Paris. In 1840 he became assistant to François Leuret (1797?1851) at the Bicêtre hospital, and soon afterwards was tasked with re-organization of the Maréville asylum in Nancy. He spent seven years at Nancy, where he also gave classes on mental disorders at the secondary school of medicine. In 1848 he succeeded Achille-Louis Foville (1799?1878) at the Charenton mental hospital. Archambault spoke fluent English, and in 1840 translated William Charles Ellis' "Treatise on the Nature, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Insanity" into French. René Semelaigne est le fils de l'aliéniste Armand Semelaigne (1820-1898), lui-même gendre et successeur de Casimir Pinel (l'un des neveux du grand Pinel) à la direction de la maison de santé de la Folie Saint-James à Neuilly. René naît dans cette même maison dont il assumera à son tour la direction à la mort de son père. Semelaigne est très connu des historiens de la psychiatrie comme auteur de très bonnes biographies (hagiographiques pour certaines mais toutes bien documentées. Magnifique volume juste frotté aux coupes sans rousseurs aucune Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale Signé par l'auteur

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        L?Arte di Convitare spiegata al popolo dal Dottore Giovanni Rajberti.

      Milano, coi Tipi di Giuseppe Bernardoni, 1850/1851. PRIMA EDIZIONE. Volume diviso in due parti; pp. XXII, (2), 102, (2); XXX, (2), 111, (1). Cartonato coevo; stampato su carta pesante. Ad ognuna delle due parti è preposta una prefazione con cui il Rajberti espone scherzosamente le ragioni che lo portano a scrivere questo ?frammento o fetta di galateo che tratta di un paio d?ore giornaliere che si consumano a tavola?. Il libro non è dedicato né al popolo, che ha scarse possibilità di imbandire pranzi, né al ceto alto che non ha bisogno d?insegnamenti. Il Rajberti vuole semplicemente sgombrare la mentalità borghese sia dalle forme esteriori dell?etichetta scimmiottata dall?aristocrazia, sia dagli altri pregiudizi che riescono a rendere penosa la parte dei convitati. Così mentre egli esorta ad abolire le formule troppo cerimoniose, non trascura pure di dare con gaiezza alcuni consigli pratici sulle singole portate, che da raffinato buongustaio milanese, combattendo la mania dell?esotismo, sceglie fra le tipiche della sua città. Paleari, p. 613. Axs

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        La Spagna. Opera storica, artistica, pittoresca e monumentale, 2 voll. in 1 tomo

      Stabilimento Tip. Aless. Fontana 1850 in 8°, pp. 398, 6 nn., 397, 3 nn.; leg. coeva m/pelle con tit. in oro e fregi a secco al ds.; "Compilata dal cavaliere Pietro Giuria sulle migliori opere, e specialmente su quella recentissima di Manuel de Cuendias e V. de Féréal..."; opera ornata da mm. inc. n.t. e da 37 litografie f.t. (di E. Breton, Pannemaker, Vermorcken e altri) protette da velina, di cui 12 a colori acquerellate a mano. Qualche fior. dovuta al tipo di carta, ma ottimo vol. 123/18

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        d'après la méthode et la nomenclature d'Haüy. (Modifications de Brard, Beudant et Dufresnoy).

      Mineralogical manuscript of 304 pages, with pen drawings and diagrams. Contemporary brown half morocco, spine with 4 raised bands and gilt lettering. An interesting manuscript in neat handwriting with the following sections: Table des substances minérales, Catalogue raisonné, Classification des Terrains, Roches, Notes sur la Minéralogie & la Géologie, Racines Allemandes ou Wernérisennes, Formes cristallines dominates des minéraux. The manuscript is not dated but must be around 1850. At the inside backcover is the name of Léon Bleynie, the author of a book on the French Revolution.

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        Experiments on the Section of the Glossopharyngeal and Hypoglossal Nerves of the Frog, and observations of the alterations produced thereby in the Structure of their Primitive Fibres. Communicated by Professor Owen, F.R.S. Received November 22, 1849, - Read Frbruary 21, 1850. [Extract from Phil. Trans., 1850, 140].

      (1850). 4to. Disbound. Fine copy. pp. 423-436 + 2 plates.. First printing of the groundbreaking paper that constitutes the starting-point of neuron theory, Waller's pioneering work on the nerves of the frog's tongue, which led him to the discovery of "Wallerian Degeneration". "In a short life span of 54 years, of which a little more than 10 years were spent on research, Augustus Volney Waller offered epoch-making contributions to the understanding of the structure of the nervous system. Waller's pioneering work marked the starting point for the neuron theory and provided an ingenious technique for studying neuroanatomical pathways and connections." (Venita Jay, Augustus Volney Waller)."Waller showed that if glosso-pharyngeal and hypoglossal nerves are severed, the outer segment, containing the axis-cylinders cut off from the cells, undergoes generation, the central stump remaining intact for a long period. From this he inferred that nerve-cells nourish nerve-fibres." (G&M: 1266)."To every student of pathology, Waller's name is synonymous with ''Wallerian degeneration.'' Using a simple technique of cutting the nerves of a frog's tongue, Waller found that the distal stump would soon degenerate, while the proximal stump remained relatively intact. From his observations, the astute Waller inferred that nerve cells nourished the nerve fibers. This important work, entitled ''Experiments on the Section of the Glossopharyngeal and Hypoglossal Nerves of the Frog and Observations of the Alterations Produced Thereby in the Structure of Their Primitive Fibers,'' was published in the "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society" in 1850. Waller's finding that the proximal stump and the cell body did not degenerate was subsequently modified with application of better staining techniques." (Venita Jay).Garrison & Morton: 1266 ("The "law of Wallerian degeneration". The experiments recorded in the above paper were the starting-point of the neuron theory." ...)

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        Appleton's Southern And Western Travellers' Guide; With New And Authentic Maps, Illustrating Those Divisions Of The Country; And Containing Sectional Maps Of The Mississippi And Ohio Rivers; With Plans Of Cities, Views,

      , New York, Appleton, 1850.. . 2nd edition. Publisher's red gilt stamped cloth, professionally rebacked with matching calf and lettered in gilt on the spine, new endpapers, [3]-140, [2] pp., 6 folding and 3 doublepage maps.

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        Histoire générale de la marine comprenant les naufrages célèbres, les voyages autour du monde, les découvertes et colonisations, l'histoire des pirates, corsaires et négriers exploits des marins illustres, voyages dans les mers glaciales, guerres ...

      Eugène et Victor Penaud Fères, Éditeurs s. d. (ma circa 1850) Quattro volumi in-8° (cm 24,5x15,5), pp. (4), 400; (4), 400; (4), 400; (4), 398, (2), bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle e angoli con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso. Piccoli, normalissimi segni d'uso alla legatura. Con complessive trentasei tavole fuori testo di illustrazioni in bianco e nero e a colori, protette da velina: numero e suddivisione delle tavole, nove a ciascun volume, corrispondono a quanto indicato dal "Placement des gravures", posto al termine del Quarto volume. Alla seconda carta di guardia del primo volume, dedica, in bella grafia, di tal François Xavier Ponti al nipote Jean Baptiste Ponti, datata "7 Juin 1855". Fioriture diffuse. Interessante storia della marina, dall'origine della navigazione al bombardamento di Tangeri e alla presa di Mogador da parte dei Francesi (1844), corredata da un suggestivo apparato iconografico. Table des matières: Introduction. Livre premier. Avant l'invention de la boussole. Chap. I. Temps primitifs; Chap. II. Egyptiens; Chap. III. Egyptiens; Chap. IV. Egyptiens; Chap. V. Premières monarchies; Chap. VI. Grecs; Chap. VII. Grecs; Chap. VIII. Carthaginois; Chap. IX. Romains; Chap. X. Romains; Chap. XI. Empire d'Orient; Chap. XII. Coup d'oeil général. Livre deuxième. Depuis l'invention de la boussole jusqu'au siècle de Louis XIV. Chap. I. Turcs; Chap. II. Vénitiens; Chap. III. Espagnois; Chap. IV. Hollandais; Chap. V. Anglais; Chap. VI. Anglais; Chap. VII. Français. Livre troisième. De Louis XIV a Louis XVI. Chap. I. Corsaires, Pirates; Chap. II. Danois; Chap. III. Suédois; Chap. IV. Anglais; Chap. V. Français; Chap. VI. Français; Chap. VII. Français. Livre quatrième. Depuois Louis XVI jusqu'a Louis-Philippe. Chap. I. Voyages de decouvertes; Chap. II. Le Directoire; Chap. III. Le Consulat; Chap. IV. L'Empire; Chap. V. La Restauration; Chap. VI. Le Gouvernement de Juillet. Di seguito, il dettaglio delle tavole: Livre premier. 1. Frontispice rebaussé d'or; 2. Amiral français; 3. Naufrage en pleine mer; 4. Eleve de premièr classe; 5. Combat de Salamine; 6. Flotte transportée par terre; 7. Teuta, reine des pirates illyriens; 8. Descente des pirates sur les côtes d'Italie; 9. Galéaces transportant la douchesse de Longueville, sous François Ier. Livre deuxième. 1. Le Corbin; 2. Vice-amiral de la Marine Française; 3. Une captive chrétienne au Harem; 4. Premier maître; 5. Second maître; 6. Lassalle è l'embouchure du Mississipi; 7. Le Soleil-Royal au monillage; 8. Jean Bart à bord du corsaire anglais; 9. Défense de Québec. Livre troisième. 1. Dévouement du Vengeur; 2. Le pirate Morgan enlève la belle Espagnole; 3. Navigateurs attaqués par des ours blancs; 4. Capitaine de vaisseau; 5. Bougainville abordant à Taiti - Iles Marquises; 6. Combat naval d'Ouessant; 7. Combat de Quèbec et de la Surveillante; 8. Mort de de Langle; 9. Aboukir. Livre quatrième. 1. Pavillons maritimes; 2. Enseigne de vaisseau; 3. Matelot à l'abordage; 4. Naufrage de la Meduse; 5. Négrier poursuivi; 6. Inauguration du monument éléve à Lapeyrouse; 7. Naufrage sur les côtes de l'Algérie avant 1830; 8. Incendie du Trocadéro; 9. Bombardement de Tanger. Titolo completo: Histoire générale de la marine comprenant les naufrages célèbres, les voyages autour du monde, les découvertes et colonisations, l'histoire des pirates, corsaires et négriers exploits des marins illustres, voyages dans les mers glaciales, guerres et batailles navales jusqu'au bombardement de Tanger et la prise de Mogador par le prince de Joinville. Édition splendidement illustrée publiée sous la direction de M. Van Tenac, attaché au Ministère de la marine.

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      album in folio obl. (mm. 350x520), leg. cartone edit., composto da 4 gr. tavv. litogr. ripiegate: 1. Corso dell'Arno e dei suoi principali influenti (mm.410x650) e incentrato su Firenze; 2. Valle di Chiana con profili altimetrici comprendente il Valdarno superiore e il Valdarno inferiore (mm. 500x2700); 3. Profilo longitudinale del fiume Arno entro Firenze (mm. 500x1100), tutti i profili altimetrici contengono notizie su piene e le date di rilevazione; 4. Sette sezioni trasversali dell'Arno con l'indicazione della piena del 3 novembre 1844. [423]

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        Payne's Universum or Pictorial World. Three Volume set

      London: Brain and Payne, [1850].. [First Edition]. Half-leather cover over marbled boards with title-plates and gilt design. 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. 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

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        Pictorial History Of Mexico And The Mexican War: Comprising An Account Of The Ancient Aztec Empire, The Conquest By Cortes, Mexico Under The Spaniards, The Mexico Revolution, The Republic, The Texan War, And The Recent W

      Thomas Cowperthwait And Co. For James A. Bill, Philadelphia. 1850.. First published in 1848 this 1850 edition has had the binding professionally restored to retain as much of the original cover as possible. The interior is complete and all illustrations are present. Over 500 engravings from designs of W. Croome and other artists including six colored plates using the cromolithography process. Cromolithography was developed in the 1840s and this book, published in 1850, is an early example of the use of this process for printing color illustrations. All 6 color plates are present with the original tissue guards on each. Each plate is in fine condition. Many of the plates in this book have been reproduced and sold individually. Especially popular to reproduce is the black and white plate of the "Texas Ranger" on page 356. 640 pages. A very important book of the history of Mexico, Texas, and the Southwest . Due to the age of the book foxing is present on all pages, but the clarity of the text or illustrations is not affected. A 1 1/2 in closed tear is at the top of page 11. The book has an early owner's name written in that has not been identified. This book has been thoroughly inspected for missing pages and illustrations and any defects. The book has been rated as in Near Fine condition. A superb copy that you will likely not find anywhere in this condition. 1850 Edition. Book condition: Near Fine. No dust jacket. Binding is: Hardcover. 6 in. x 9 1/4 in.

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        Cours de Filature. [-Cours de Tissage]

      [n.p., France: n.d., ca. 1850] Original clothbacked boards. Manuscript on paper, quarto. . [204] pp., densely written in dark brown ink, on faintly lined paper, with numerous carefully drawn illustrations of machinery used in spinning, carding and weaving, together with some weaving patterns. The text illustrations are sometimes heightened in colors, and a few small illustrations are pasted in. In addition, there are some nine onlays of sketches of machinery on india paper. Some light edgewear, additional notes on front pastedown. Very good condition. A fascinating manual of the state of these crafts at the time, with comments on methods of production and the nature of the current industry. Discusses the spinning jenny, the Heilmann cotton combing machine, worsted wool, kinds of bobbins and spindles, etc.

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      1850. 1. McLOUGHLIN PUB. MCLOUGHLIN PAPER DOLL: LITTLE LADY. NY: McLoughlin Bros. (24 Beekman St.), no date, 1850's. Offered here is a McLoughlin paper doll in the original pictorial envelope with directions for making the dolls on the inside. There is a doll, an extra head with hat, another hat and 3 fine dresses.

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        The Life, Letters, and Speeches of Kah-ge-ga-gah-Bowh, or G. Copway, a chief of the Ojibwa Nation (1850)

      17.8 cm x 10.5cm, (7 x 41/8 inches, x, [11]-224 pages, Old reback at some time, full worn leather with leather label on spine with gilt type. Insides with water staining and foxing through out.Signed in pencil by Copway on a free endpaper, as follows, "From George Copway, Ojibway Nation."Condition would be fair.1850 NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN SIGNED LEATHER OJIBWA TRIBEGeorge Copway (1818 – January 1869) was a Mississauga Ojibwa writer, lecturer, and advocate of Native Americans. His Ojibwa name was Kah-Ge-Ga-Gah-Bowh or "Standing Firm" or "He who stands firm".The first edition, as published in New York by S.W. Benedict, New York, the first edition. Copway was born near Trenton, Ontario, into a traditional Ojibwa family who later converted to Methodism. After conversion, he attended the local mission school and eventually became a missionary for the Methodist church.In 1840, he met English woman Elizabeth Howell whose family were farmers in the Toronto area. They married and moved to Minnesota to serve as missionaries. The couple later returned to Canada where Copway served as a missionary for the Saugeen and Rice Lake Bands of the Ojibwa. In 1846, he was accused and convicted of embezzlement and was defrocked by the Methodists.He then left Canada for New York City and wrote The Life, History and Travels of Kah-ge-ga-gah-Bowh (1847), the first published book by a First Nations person.In 1851, he started his own weekly newspaper in New York City titled Copway's American Indian which ran for approximately three months. He died in Oka, Quebec.

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        Chronicles and Characters of the Stock Exchange (with Defoe's Anatomy of Exchange Alley as an Appendix)

      Boston: Wm. Crosby & H.P. Nichols, 1850. "Previous published in the Banker's magazine for 1850." Ex-library with bookplate inside front cover and two handstamps on title page; withdrawn handstamp on the bookplate. Sound binding; cracked hinges. Clean pages. The endpapers and forematter have minor marginal wear, toining, and soiling. Minor wear to the cover. A classic and important history of the London Stock Exchange loaded with fascinating anecdotes including information on Tulip Mania, the Tontines, East India Comapny Stock, early dealers, corruption in Parliament, the South Sea Bubble, the Boston Tea Party, Lotteries, frauds, and much more.. First American Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Ojibway Conquest, A Tale of the Northwest

      EARLY  PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY COPWAY.First edition, 19cm x 11cm (7 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches), ix, (1), [11]-91pp.; Blue/green blind embossed cloth  with gold gilt design elaborate on spine with title and author encircled with leaves, all gilt. (cover has little wear on corners and spine).  Plate of George Copway opposite title page and tissue covered.  Age toned pages, otherwise very good condition. A nice copy.Dedication page reads as follows: "The Short Sketch of the Bravery and Prowess of the Ojibway Nation, is most respectfully Dedicated to Col. T. L. McKinney, by his Friend, K". Verses of the battles through which the Ojibway Indians took control of the lands controlled by the Sioux around Lake Superior and east of the Mississippi River.Presentation copy lightly written in pencil  "Presented to Mrs. Ward By her most obliged friend Kahgegagahbowh” and lower down under this: NY May 30 1850 No 97 (...)"An epic poem but with controversy.  Julius Taylor Clark, a former Indian agent, later claimed (and probably did) to have written it. Apparently Clark gave the manuscript to Copway to publish on the understanding that Copway would use the money earned to promote the creation of an Indian territory west of the Mississippi. An early poetic narrative published by a Native American writer. Copway, wrote extensively about the history, culture, and traditions of his people. Field 363; Sabin 16718.

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        In Memoriam

      London: Edward Moxon. VG : in very good condition with slipcase. Some occasional light pencil annotation to text and correction in pencil within. Signature of previous owner (Lord Monteagle) on fep. 1850. First Edition, First Issue. 20th century green morocco gilt in green morocco and board slipcase. vii, 210pp :: 170mm x 110mm (7" x 4") :: The first issue with misprints on pages 2 and 198, and without the inserted advertisements dated 1850. Includes half title. Signature of Lord Monteagle, formerly Thomas Spring-Rice M.P. for Limerick .

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        The Trial of Prof. John W. Webster, Indicted for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, at the Medical College

      Boston, Redding & company, 1850.. 56 p. 24 cm.: Title continues: "(North Grove street) on the 23d of November, 1849. Supreme judicial court, before Chief Justice Shaw, and Associate Justices Wilde, Dewey, and Metcalf. Counsel for the government, Attorney General J.H. Clifford, and George Bemis, esq. Counsel for the defence, Hon. Pliny Merrick, and E.D. Sohier, esq. Reported for Boston journal." Trial in the Supreme judicial court of Massachusetts, March 19-April 1, 1850. McDade 1062; Sabin 102329. OB764. Vg , (title is extensively restored) in a box by Hollis Bedell.

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        The Britannia and Conway Tubular Bridges

      Gate Street, Lincoln's In Fields. and 59 High Holborn, London: Day and Son. and John Weale, 1850 2 8vo text volumes with the folio Atlas, 64 plates. Text volumes in contemporary embossed purple cloth, embossed stamp with Britannia and Conway Tubular Bridges in text as a surround to centers of both upper and lower covers, corners and edges very lightly bumped and worn. Spines, titles in gilt, edges bumped and worn slightly some cloth loss to Vol 1 at base. Internally, yellow endpapers, hinges strengthened, both volumes have the half titles and the frontices, oval and small library stamp at base of tps, 245*150mm. Vol 1, text, map fronts present, (xii), [1], 2-466 pp, 8 pls, with the tipped in errata slip, printed by G Barclay, Castle Street, Leicester Sq, London, small bookseller label to epd. Vol 2, text, frontis of the Original design for the Conway Bridge, [5], (vi-vii), [1], [1], 468-821 pp, [1], (iv) list of subscribers list, 9 plates. Vol 3, Atlas, 550*364 mm, contemporary purple cloth, a little faded and worn, bright gilt image and title to center. Professionally re-backed, faded, no title, remains of small paper label at base. Internally, yellow endpapers, bookplate of Arthur Clayton to fpd and again to fep, [4] pp, 46 numbered plates, of which 6 are tinted and 4 are double page. Uncommon to say the least.Vol 1 contains a History of the Design. Section II. The Preliminary Experiments. Section 111. General Principles of Beams. Section IV Specific Experimental Inquiries and numerous tables and sketches within the text block. Volume 2 contains chapters on - Section V. History of the Design. Section VI Details of Construction of the bridges. Section VII The Construction and Erection of the Bridges. Section VIII Strength and Deflection of the Tubes. Section IX The Tides followed by an Appendix, which goes into the Contracts and Cost of the Bridges, Persons Employed in the Works and the Index plus numerous tables and technical sketches amongst the text blocks. A title that very rarely comes around. (Allibone 333. Anderson 346) Edwin Clark (1814-1894), after acting as mathematical master at Brook Green, and then as a surveyor in the west of England, went to London in 1846 and formed the acquaintance of Robert Stephenson, who appointed him superintending engineer of the Menai Strait Bridge, which was opened on 5 March 1850. In that year he published The Britannia and Conway Tubular Bridges (3 vols., the third an atlas). In August 1850 he became engineer to the Electric and International Telegraph Company, and three months later he took out the first of several patents for -electric telegraphs and apparatus connected therewith-. From then on he divided his time between electric and hydraulic engineering. On 4 February 1856 he took out a patent for -suspending insulated electric telegraph wires-, but most of his patents were for improvements in dry docks and floating docks, in the methods of lifting ships out of the water for repairs, and for constructing piers. He was elected a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers on 3 December 1850, and contributed many papers to their Proceedings, being awarded a Telford medal in 1866 for his paper -On the hydraulic lift graving dock-, and a Watt medal in 1868 for those on -The durability of materials-. Two years' residence in Buenos Aires, Paraguay, and Uruguay, provided material for his Visit to South America (1878). (ODNB)

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

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

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        Six Views in the Neighbourhood of Port Madoc

      CF Williams, 1850 Respectfully dedicated to Mrs Wm. Alexander Madocks and Mrs Gwynne. In light grey paper covers, titles in black ink within thin and thick black ink ruled borders, rear covers marked, joint professionally strengthened, folio 55*37.5cm. With the six plates loose as issued, sheets 55*38cm, images 36*26cm, minimal foxing at some edges. Plates are: 1. Port Madoc from the Embankment 1849. 2.Port Madoc from the Rock Walk 1850. 3. Traeth Mawr near Poprt Madoc with the initials CFW. date or title but Barmouth with beached sail ships at the estuary. 5.Snowdon From Capel Curig 1850. 6.Pass of Aberglaslyn 1850 folio. Housed in a blue cloth modern up and over box. Uncommon! can find no other copy or details of the artist. Madocks, William Alexander (1773–1828), property developer and politician, constructed across Traeth Mawr an embankment nearly a mile in length, which shut out the sea, and was the means of reclaiming nearly 3042 more acres of land. A road was also constructed along the embankment, and formed the line of communication between the counties of Caernarfon and Merioneth. The work was completed in 1811, at an expense of about £60,000. The town of Tremadoc (Tremadog), was built by Madocks on Penmorfa at his own expense. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        The Rev. C.W. Lawrence's "Few Words from a Pastor to His People on the Subject of the Latter-Day Saints" Replied to and Refuted

      [Liverpool]: Sadler. Very Good-. [1850?]. Original cloth. Very Good- copy with sunned spine, underlined title, tanned pages, and trimmed bottom margins (shaving off several words). Twenty-five blank leaves at the end. Modern 3/4 morocco and blue cloth; Linforth is remembered for his elaborately illustrated work, ROUTE FROM LIVERPOOL TO GREAT SALT LAKE VALLEY (Liverpool, 1855). This is his only religious publication. Flake locates five copies. FLAKE 4943. GRAFF 2500 .

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        The Shoe and Canoe, or, Pictures of Travel in The Canadas. Illustrative of Their Scenery and of Colonial Life

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1850. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good. Two volumes. 8vo, pp. xv, [1], 352; viii, 346. with half-titles. Newer half leather with 5 raised bands on spine with red leather labels with gilt type. New marbled boards and new end papers. Internally some marks and foxing throughout. 4 engraved maps (2 folding) & 21 engraved plates (incl. 1 plan). 2 maps, of which one is folding (Quebec and General map with some foxing). 8 plates. Small tear repaired. Volume 2. vii, 346. 2 maps ( Lake of the Woods; Fall of Niagara) and 13 plates, engraved after sketches by the author, include views of northern Ontario: Black Falls on Lake Superior, Drummond Island, Confiance Harbour, Lake Entredeux, Lake Boisblanc, Fluor Island, Nipigon Bay, Thunder Mountains, Lake Lacroix and The Rat Portage, Lake of the Woods. A handsome set externally and internally some spotting and foxing otherwise condition very good., , The author was a British army surgeon and geologist who came to Lower Canada in 1818. In 1819 he went on a geological expedition, touring the Canadas to investigate the resources of the various areas. Bigsby was appointed medical officer and secretary to the British Boundary commission which, at that time, was involved in determining the boundaries in the Lake St. Clair and Lake Erie areas, the surveying of the northern areas of Lake Huron, and the surveying also of the large wild area of Fort William and the Lake of the Woods. This account of his experiences of these ventures, which took place between 1819 and 1822. Also includes important material on David Thompson. Lande 1582, TPL 1426, DCB XI, pp. 72-73

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        Storia d'Algeri dal primo stabilimento de' Cartaginesi fino alle ultime guerre combattutevi ai giorni nostri dalle armi di Francia..., in 2 voll.

      Giuseppe Celli 1850 in 4° (cm 29,2x16,2), pp. 627, 651, m/pelle coeva con tit. e ricchi fregi in oro, sguardie color., testo incorniciato. "Con una introduzione su i diversi sistemi di colonizzazione che precessero il conquisto francese", volgarizzamento del dott. Anicio Bonucci, con 76 (di 80) splendide tavv. litografiche acquerellate a colori f.t. con paesaggi, costumi delle popolazioni locali, monumenti, avvenimenti storici, etc. Rare fior. 119/18

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        Pitcairn's Island, and the Islanders in 1850

      Brodie, Walter. Pitcairn's Island, and the Islanders in 1850... Together with Extracts from his Private Journal and a Few Hints upon California;... Whittaker, London 1851.First Edition 8vo, 260 pp, lithographic frontis of the author & 2 litho. plates, errata slip. Includes a "List of ships which have touched Pitcairn since 1808", and a list of the inhabitants of Pitcairn. Orig. green straight-grained cloth carefully restored, orig. paper title label, frontis faintly foxed o/w very nice copy. Ferguson 7444; Hill p34; Howes B-797. Brodie was sailing to New Zealand to the California goldfields when blown off course and landed on Pitcairn's Island. While spending time on the island he wrote about Capt. Bligh and the Bounty mutany and mutineers, documenting there stay on the island.

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        Appleton's Southern And Western Travellers' Guide; With New And Authentic Maps, Illustrating Those Divisions Of The Country; And Containing Sectional Maps Of The Mississippi And Ohio Rivers; With Plans Of Cities, Views,

      . 2nd edition. Publisher's red gilt stamped cloth, professionally rebacked with matching calf and lettered in gilt on the spine, new endpapers, [3]-140, [2] pp., 6 folding and 3 doublepage maps.

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      NAPOLI, s.e., 1850-54 2 parti in 1 volume In-folio (mm 420x 300)ITALIANO Elegante legatura dei primi anni del Novecento in mezza pelle con angoli e tela marrone con goffrature nere a decorazione, titolo in oro al piatto anteriore

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        Mémoire sur le Royaume de l'Algarve (Province du Portugal). Contenant la description des montagnes, des sources, des cours d'eau, des Villes, etc. du climat, de la végétation, des animaux, de l'industrie, du commerce etc. , ainsi qu'une esquisse historique de cette contrée. (In: Memorias da Academia R. das Sciencias de Lisboa). 2.a Serie, tomo II, parte II.

      4°. Vortitel, Titel, VIII S., 176 S. + S. 176a - 176k (= 10 S.). Neuer roter Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste und einzige Ausgabe dieses wissenschaftlichen Berichtes über die Algarve. - Der erste Teil behandelt die Geographie und die Topographie und sollte von einer Karte begleitet werden, die jedoch erst 1851 in einer reduzierten Form als Einzelpublikation erschien. Der zweite Teil behandelt die Geologie und die Mineralogie. Charles Bonnet (1816-1867), französischer Geologe aus Vesoul betrieb 1846 eine Kohlenmine in der Algarve. In der Folge erstellte er eine vollständige Karte der Algarve und beschrieb in der vorliegenden Arbeit die naturwissenschaftlichen, historischen und oekonomischen Verhältnisse dieses, in jener Zeit, weit von Lissabon abgewandten Landesteils. - Von dieser Publikation erschien eine kleiner Teil als Einzeldruck mit separatem Titel mit 186 S., jedoch mit identischem Inhalt und 2 Tafeln. - Sehr sauberes breitrandiges Exemplar in typischem neuen portugieischem Einband. - First and only edition of this scholarly account on the Algarve. The first part outlines the geography and topography and should be accompanied with a map, which was published alone in 1851 in a reduced form. The second part covers geology and mineralogy. Charles Bonnet (1816-1867),French geologist from Vesoul operated a coal mine in the Algarve. After that, he composed a complete map of the region and described in this work the natural science, historical and economic situation of this region, which was then so far away from Lisbon. A small part of this publication was edited as a one-off print with a different title and 186 p. although with the same contents and two plates. Very clean copy with wide margins in a typical new Portuguese binding.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein Buchantiquariat]
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        Getönte Lithographie nach F. Baasch bei Ch. Fuchs. Hamburg, um 1850. 29 x 50 cm.

      Stimmungsvoller Blick über den Hafen mit anliegenden Segelschiffen und Booten auf die Dächer der Stadt, im Zentrum erhaben St. Nicolai.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schramm]
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