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        In Memoriam

      London: Edward Moxon, 1850.. First Edition, First Issue. 20th century green morocco gilt in green morocco and board slipcase. 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. 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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        Malerischer Plan der Stadt Zürich und ihrer Umgebungen. Herausgegeben von H.F. Leuthold in Zürich. Dessiné par F.Schmid., Gravé par Appert de Paris..

      60 x 80 cm, gerahmt, blattversilbert., 55 x 64 cm, Mit reicher Bildlegende. 48,3 x 70,0. Literatur: Walter Mathis "Zürich - Stadt zwischen Mittelalter und Neuzeit" S.114, Nr. 60. - Sehr dekorative Stadtansicht.

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        Atti Ufficiali della Camera dei Deputati - 1850/1869, Torino, Favale, 1850

      Documentazione assai interessante. Alcuni volumi ( dimensioni cm.31 x cm. 48 )necessitano di restauri ai dorsi , ma l'ìnterno è in ordine . Mancano quà e là pagine all'interno ( teniamo a disposizione il dettaglio) Ecco l'elenco dei volumi disponibili : anno 1850 : completo da pag. 5 a pag. 1158 anno 1851 : completo da pag. 1159 a pag. 2317 anno 1852 : meno alcune pag. da pag. 5 a pag. 824 anno 1853 : completo da pag. 825 a pag. 2134 anno 1858 : completo da pag. 691 a pag. 1291 Nella parte finale atti atti del Senato del Regno 1858 pg.51-274) anno 1859 : meno alcune pag. - da pag. 5 a pag.539 Nella parte finale Atti della Camera da pag. 5 a pag.145. anno 1863 : completo - da pag. 5 a pag. 945 anno 1863/1864 : meno alcune pag. - da pag. 947 a pag.1924 , con pagine presenti ma fuori posto . anno 1864 : completo - da pag. 1925 a pag. 2764. anno 1865 : completo - da pag. 2765 a pag.3664 anno 1864/1865 : meno 4 pag. - da pag. 3665 a pag. 4756 anno 1865/1866 : meno 4 pag. - da pag. 5 a pag. 684 - anno 1866 : meno 5 pag. da pag. 685 a pag. 1516. anno 1866/1867 : completo -. da pag. 5 a pag. 421. anno 1867 : completo - da pag. 1 a pag. 1108 anno 1867- II vol. - completo - da pag. 1109 a pag. 1886 anno 1868/1869 - meno 4 pag. - da pag. 4765 a pag. 5506 anno 1869 I vol. - completo - da pag. 5511 a pag. 6284 - anno 1869 II vol. -completo - da pag. 6285 a pag. 7306 Il blocco dei 19 volumi

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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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        Autograph Letter Signed to M. Cap re publication of articles

      Paris, 1850. Bernard, Claude (1813-73). A.L.s. to M. Cap, dated 25 fevrier 1850. 1-1/2pp. plus integral address leaf. 212 x 136 mm. Creased where previously folded, minor foxing & soiling, but very good. Regarding the submission of an article to an unnamed journal, presumably edited by M. Cap: "I have sent the medical review article for the next number to the printers. I must leave today for 8 or 10 days to go see my mother, who is very ill. I will thus not be able to correct the proofs. I ask you to give them a glance during my absence. . . ." Bernard also asked his correspondent to send him current issues of the Revue medicale, the Revue medico-chirurgicale and the "Journal des conn[aissances] medico-chirurgicales," so that he might recast the medical review article into a different form, "which I believe will be very profitable for your journal." We have not been able to discover which article Bernard is referring to here.

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        A COMPLETE AND UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Comprehending the Explanation, Pronunciation, Origin, and Synonymes of each word; an Epitome of History, Biography, and the Useful Sciences; a Description of the Counties, Cities, and Market Towns of Great Britain, and of the Kingdoms, States, Provinces and Cities in the known World, with a Variety of other Useful Information.

      New Edition. George Virtue. No later than 1850.. pp960. 4to. Illustrated. Some slight foxing and slight browning to end papers. Front hinge strained, some evidence of use, else VG in half black calf with gilt spine. Illustrated with 50 maps their cartographer being Thomas Moule. These maps are of the counties of England and Wales, and have vignettes in the four corners illustrating major buildings, or landmarks or coats of arms of the county. The book is being sold for the value of these maps. In addition there are 10 other plates these being portraits of kings et al. All illustrations are steel engravings; the maps being amongst the first (if not the first) to have the railways delineated; all maps are in VG condition, i.e. no tears etc. a little strain here and there and a little ageing evidence. CCPS/June 2007 US$0

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS): "I regard New York as the most remarkable town in the world

      Cooperstown, 23 October 1850. Letter. Fine condition with dark ink in a Fine folder of this exceptional letter. A remarkable 3-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED on two sheets of 8-1/2" x 6-7/8" paper by the author of THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS written on behalf of James Henry Hackett (1800ñ1871) to his old friend Charles Augustus Murray (1806ñ1895) who was at this time consul-general in Egypt. In part: After imparting news of Hackett, Cooper reports on his age and on the development of his country: "Half my time passes me, in looking back. At sixty, if a man is ever to sum up the good and evil of his past life, it is high time he began. I was sixty-one last September and have grown gray. We are 'progressing' as we Americans call it, at a famous rate. New York must have doubled its population, recently, since you saw it.... Taking all things together, I regard New York as the most remarkable town in the world.... Trade is driving all before it, and has fairly invaded Broadway.... Talking of the dust, which is so shortly to be my portion [Cooper died the next year], one of the most painful of my recollections of my own travels, is the great number of the dead, among the acquaintances I made. At one time it really seemed as if to know me was to die.... My eldest daughter, whom you may remember, has ventured to give the world a book called 'Rural Hours.' In this country it has done very well.... There is a good deal of rumbling in our body politic, but I think nothing will come of it, just now. The South has too much at stake to risk, and every day it loses, increases the disparity of the forces. This acquisition of California, hems in slavery, which must finally fall of its own weight. What we are to do with the blacks, God knows, but we shall never amalgamate." Cooper goes on to discuss the importance of gold in expanding business ("a circulating medium being the great necessity of America") and devotes a paragraph to a paranormal phenomenon which he calls "the knockings": "All attempts at explanation are failures. They are not confined to one family, or one place, but have been heard in fifty places." He closes "Do not ask Hackett about my comedy, premature damnation being best forgotten." Housed in a cloth folder titled on the spine. Hackett was a successful character actor on the New York and London stages, who was considered for a part in Cooper's sole and unsuccessful attempt at playwriting, UPSIDE DOWN. This letter was given to Hackett to present to Murray in London (and is noted by James F. Beard ed., LETTERS AND JOURNALS OF JAMES FENIMORE COOPER: 6:229, n.2 as "unlocated").

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        "Vot you say! Been here all day long and not catched anything. Ah! You should have been here last Wednesday. There was a chap caught an uncommon lot then to be sure."

      n.p. c. 1850 n.p., [c. 1850]. Image approx. 8 x 10 inches; matted and framed to 14-3/4 x 16-3/4 inches overall. Pen and ink and watercolor on paper, initialled "JL", and captioned by the artist, as above. . 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)

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        No title: [Male religious costumes]

      [Italy: No publisher/printer, ca. 1850]. Binding as above in original cream paper boards embossed in an all-over leafy pattern; apparently issued without a title leaf. Light soiling on boards, paper cracking over rear joint but "volume" holding fine.. 16mo (8.7 cm x 222.5 cm; 3.4 x 87.6"). 36 hand-colored plates on [36] pp. This compact but actually quite extensive souvenir offering illustrates the => dress of ordained and lay members of various orders, including Capuchin, Dominican, Augustinian, Cistercian, Olivetan, Jesuit, Barnabite, Maronite, Carmelite; and congregations, including San Francesco di Paola, San Calisto, and the Fate Bene Fratelli (Ordine Ospedaliero di San Giovanni di Dio), in => 36 hand-colored plates, all with captions in Italian. Interestingly, in some cases, costumes are shown for priests and laici (laymen) of the same order on opposing pages. The contents unfold accordion-style in one very long strip comprised of six pieces neatly joined together in a => leporello binding; fully extended, the images measure => more than seven feet.There are interesting faces here; the wearers of the featured garbs are => not mere generic mannequins.

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        Report of the Committee appointed to examine the life-boat models submitted to compete for the premium offered by His Grace the Duke of Northumberland: to which is added, a list of the existing life-boat, rocket, and mortar stations, and an abstract of the wrecks which occurred on the shores of the British Isles in 1850. With Appendix, maps, and plans.

      London: Printed by W. Clowes..., l851.. FIRST EDITION. Folio, pp. [6], 77 (imprint on verso), frontis. hand-coloured map, 13 fldg. plates with colouring, fldg. hand-coloured chart at the end 'Wreck chart of the British Isles for 1850,' orig. blue cloth, upper cover lettered gilt and with coat-of-arms, sl. creasing and dust marks at blank fore-margin of fldg. plans, binding sl. dull. [With a leaf preceding the frontispiece 'Presented by the Duke of Northumberland.' The report is signed by John Washington, Captain R.N., and others. The report was in response to the loss of life caused by shipwrecks. The report concludes near the end : 'The path then is clear and distinct. The first step is to ensure a safe and powerful life-boat, and this the Committee feel confident has been accomplished; the next is to build a sufficient number of such boats, place them where required, organize and train the crews, and provide for their supervision and maintenance; - in fact, to do for the rest of the United Kingdom what your Grace has liberally undertaken to do for the coast of Northumberland, namely, to place a well-built life-boat at each of the most exposed points of the coast, and rockets or mortars at all the intermediate stations. There need be no misgiving for want of funds; no work of real benevolence in this country, when undertaken in the right spirit, was ever allowed to languish for lack of means...' "The Royal Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck (RNIPLS) was founded in March 1824. The RNIPLS provided lifeboats to local committees, the Coastguard and harbour authorities. The Duke of Northumberland financed a competition for a standard design of a lifeboat. The winner was William Plenty, of Newbury, Berkshire. These "pulling boats" (rowing) were between 18 and 26 feet in length and were powered by between 4 and 10 oars. They had cork in their hull and shaped air-cases fore and aft. Their double-ended designs could operate a rudder from either end, so there was no need to turn. The RNIPLS suffered from lack of funds and poor organization. Following the loss of the RNIPLS lifeboat Providence and 20 of her crew of 24 in the mouth of the river Tyne in December 1849, the need for reorganisation was recognised. Algernon Percy, 4th Duke of Northumberland, then First Lord of the Admiralty, took control. Richard Lewis was appointed secretary. The RNIPLS was replaced by the RNLI. Plenty's design was retired and a new design was introduced. These were larger, self-righting boats. They had a narrow beam, were 34 or 35 feet long with higher end-boxes containing the air-cases and were tested to self-right when capsized." Wikipaedia.

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        Erinnerung an tyrol von g. frommel... berlin, s.a. (1850 ca.).

      Album di cm. 33 x 26, frontespizio con grande veduta centrale e 12 tavole fuori testo con grandi vedute incise in rame, ciascuna accompagnata da una carta di testo esplicativo. Legatura originale in cart. illustrato e con titoli impressi. Piatti staccati, peraltro esemplare in buono stato di conservazione. Rara raccolta di vedute tirolesi che ripropone la celebre suite edita dal Frommel nel 1842.

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        Chart of the Bay of San Pablo Straits of Carquines and part of the Bay of San Francisco California by ... Ringgold assisited by Simon F. Blunt ... Projected, constructed & drawn by Fred. D. Stuart ... assisted by A.H. Campbell

      Washington, D.C.: [circa 1850]. Lithographic map, by C.B. Graham from Ringgold's survey. Sheet size: 31 1/8 x 21 5/16 inches. In good condition, on later backing paper with a number of small repaired marginal tears. Rare unfolded thick paper issue of this important early chart of San Francisco bay and its environs by the 'Gold Rush Surveyor' (A.F. Houston) This rare separately issued map sheet is one of the results of a series of surveys carried out under Cadwalader Ringgold's's leadership between August 1849 and June 1850. The California gold rush had brought home the fact that there was an urgent need for accurate charts of the route from the Golden Gate up river to Sacramento and beyond to the area around Sutter's Fort on the American River. The local government and business community moved quickly: the San Francisco newspaper Alta California (20 June 1849) noted that 'A subscription is on foot among our business men to survey and buoy the Suisun bay and the Sacramento river between the port and Sacramento city. Captain Ringgold, USN, has been employed to make the survey, and there is every prospect that it will be speedily accomplished' The results of the survey were published in Ringgold's A series of charts, with sailing directions, embracing surveys of the Farallones, entrance to the bay of San Francisco, bays of San Francisco and San Pablo, straits of Carquines and Suisun Bay, confluence and deltic branches of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers and the Sacramento River (with the middle fork) to the American River, including the cities of Sacramento and Boston, State of California. (Washington: J.T. Towers, 1851), with the charts, folded and printed on thin paper. The present example is from the rare series of charts printed on thick paper, unfolded and intended for use on board the vessels wishing to make the hazardous journey up river to Sacramento. Cf. Alan Fraser Houston 'Cadwalader Ringgold, U.S. Navy' in California History, vol.79, Winter 2000; cf. Cowan (II), pp. 533-534; cf. Howes-Hartley R-301; cf. Kurutz 536c; cf. Rocq 11146; Rumsey 4658.001; cf. Sabin 71425; cf. Streeter Sale 2679

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        Collection des vue de Copenhague.

      12 håndkolererede litografier i tværfol. med billeder af københavnske pladser og bygninger. Ca. 1850. 1. Kjöbenhavn set fra Valby - Bakke. Tegnet af Wilhelm Petersen. 2. Toldboden. Tegnet af Emanuel Larsen. 3. Kongens Nytorv. Tegnet af A. Nay. 4. Rosenborg Slot. Anon. 5. Christiansborg Slot. Tegnet af Heinrich Hansen. 6. Börsen. Tegnet af Fattig Holm. 7. Börssalen i Kjöbenhavn. Tegnet af H.C. Stilling. 8. Thorvaldsens Museum. Tegnet af Heinrich Hansen. 9. Universitetet. Tegnet af A. Nay. 10. Portalen til Frue Kirke. Tegnet af Heinrich Hansen. 11. Det indre af Frue Kirke. Tegnet af Heinrich Hansen. 12. Vor Frelsers Kirke. Tegnet af Heinrich Hansen. Indbundet i det originale litograferede kartonnage med lærredsryg. Bindet og plancherne en anelse plettet, men ellers velholdt og rent eksemplar.12 tinted lithographs in oblong folio with pictures of places and buildings in Copenhagen. Bound in original, lithographed boards with clothspine. Binding with signs of use and the plates weakly spotted, otherwise a nice and clean copy.. Emil Bærentzen og Co. var fra starten i 1837 en af danmarks førende virksomheder indenfor reproduktionskunst og står bl.a. bag udgivelserne af monumentalværkerne "Danmark" med prospekter fra moderlandet med tilhørende kolonier og "Prospekter af Danske Herregaarde." Overnævnte værk om København, hvor den fra Magdeburg indvandrede maler og litograf Alexander Nay står for litograferingen af 10 af de 12 værker, er på grund af sin høje "slagteværdi " i dag uhyre sjælden i komplet stand.Emil Bærentzen and Co. was from the beginning in 1837 one of the leading companies concerning reproducing art; this work on Copenhagen, with 10 out of 12 lithograph drawn by the from Magdeburg immigrated painter and lithograph Elexaner Nay, is very rare, as it mostly is cut out and sold separately

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        Contre la force pas de r?sistance! .

      Imp. par Lemercier, Bulla Freres Edit., Paris, 1850 circa. Litografia, b/n, cm 52,5 x 61,5 (il foglio). Litografata per mano di R?igner, Bettannier, Morlon, e da un disegno di Dubouloz. Bella scena, molto animata e assai piacevole. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        Vedute e monumenti classici di venezia e suoi dintorni disegnati dai piu' valenti artisti di questa citta'. in venezia, presso giuseppe kier, s.a. (1850 ca.).

      Album di cm. 27 x 21 con frontespizio figurato, pianta della città e 25 tavole in litografia di G. Pividor, P. Chevalier, N. Perfsch e altri. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa. Rade fioriture limitate a poche tavole, peraltro esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Bella raccolta di tavole che raffigurano gli scorci più rinomati di Venezia condotta coll'usuale eleganza pittorica che contraddistingueva l'editore Giuseppe Kier. Non comune.

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        The American Journal of Science and Arts, Second Series, Volumes 1-10 (1846-1850)

      New Haven: Printed for the Editors by B.L. Hamlen, Printer to Yale College (1846-1850). Periodical. Second Series, Volumes 1-10 (bound in five separate full linen cloth volumes). Octavos. Illustrated with plates and maps, some folding. Ex-library set with gilt spine titles, bookplates, and a few scattered ink stamps, else very good. The first ten volumes of the second series of this important periodical, familiarly known as "Silliman's Journal," devoted to the publication of original papers, notices, and reviews in the broad field of the natural and physical sciences. Owned and edited by Benjamin Silliman, professor of chemistry and natural history at Yale College (as well as the first person to distill petroleum), it was the world's leading scientific journal in the first half of the 19th Century. This set features Silliman's printed correspondence with distinguished scientists throughout the world; numerous papers on American geology, topography, botany, and zoology; as well as more general works on chemistry, physics, and mechanics.

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

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

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        Obstetric Tables: Comprising Graphic Illustrations, With Descriptions and Practical Remarks; Exhibiting on Dissected Plates, Many Important Subjects in Midwifery

      Philadelphia: James A. Bill, 1850. Complete. Un-paginated. All 21 plates are present; many are hand colored and have overlays with multiple moveable parts/flaps. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages; some light foxing to plates and tissues. No missing or torn parts. Blind stamped leather cover has wear; most of the original spine labels are present. Quite scarce with all moveables in such nice shape. An exceptional book that was well-regarded in its time as both an instructional text for students and a reference for practitioners. The moveable illustrations are used to represent the female body (including genitalia), body changes during pregnancy, development of the baby, procedures including the use of the forceps, and even a cesarean delivery. . First American Edition. Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Samling af breve og autografer fra August Bournonville og andre danske balletnavne.

      3 originale breve af August Bournonville samt 2 breve og 6 autografer (heraf flere med tekst) fra senere danske ballet-koryfæer. Materialet fordeler sig således: August Bournonville: 3 egenhændige breve med underskrift, dateret hhv. 1850, 1862 & 1872. Valdemar price: 2 håndskrevne kort med underskrift. Hans Beck: 2 håndskrevne kort med underskrift. Nini Theilade: Signeret foto. Ellen Price: Egenhændigt brev med underskrift. Harald Lander: Postkort med underskrift. Margot Lander: Egenhændigt brev med underskirft. Monteret sammen med litografiske portrætter (Madame Schall, Augusta Nielsen), 7 programplakater fra Bournonville-opførelser (1850erne og 1860erne) på Det Kongelige Teater, trykt festsang af H.P. Holst fra Bournovilles 50-års kunstnerjubilæum (1867), salmeheftet fra Bournonvilles begravelse (1879) samt udklip, prospekter samt forklarende maskinskrevne tekster i plastcharteques i 2 røde ringbind.. Indtagende materiale, monteret som en art hjemmelavet krønike om Bournonville og den tradition, han skabte

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        The Surgical Anatomy of the Principal Regions of the Human Body.

      8vo, 4 leaves, pp. 371, (5)-24, 25 hand-coloured lithographed plates (18 folding or double page), other text illustrations. Walton & Maberly's adverts dated August 1856 bound in at end. Original blind-stamped cloth, uncut. Endpapers replaced, slight spotting on a few plates, otherwise a fine and fresh copy.

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        Eldorado, Or, Adventures in the Path of Empire: Comprising a Voyage to California via Panama

      NY: Putnam, 1850. Second edition. Hardcover. Good. 2 volumes. 8vo. xiii,251;(ii),247pp. plus ads. Original green cloth, gilt titles and with embossing on spine and upper boards. Illustrated by the author with full page plates tinted in soft colors. General foxing to the text and plates; light wear to edges, hinges and spine tips; the upper Hinge of Vol. 2 Worn and Neatly Mended. Ownership name and bookplate. The author gives eye-witness accounts of San Francisco, Monterey, the Gold Region and the California Constitutional Covention as well as his travel in Mexico. This is the second edition, issued the same year as the first, and with the same collation. Howes T-43; Cowan, p. 630; Zamarano 80, 73. Called one of the best accounts of the Convention we have.

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        Plate 13 Antrostromus serico-caudatus, Cassin (Chuck-will's Widow) From The Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences

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

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        Outlines & Sketches

      NP Boston: NP, 1850. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. green cloth lettered in gilt. Very good./No Dust Jacket. Oblong folio, 40 x 54 cm. Twenty engravings printed recto only with tissue guards, on eighteen sheets. Engraved by the brothers, John and Seth Wells Cheney who studied in Europe. Seth opened a studio in Boston in 1841, earned well-deserved acclaim and credit for having been practically the first among American artists to effectively work in black and white. [see: FIELDING, P.64]. Allston's sketches herein were a portion of those found after his death in Cambridge, Mass., July, 1843. They consist in great part of compositions, hastily sketched in chalk and never carried further. These adumbration's, a few in umber, on canvass, although carefully done, should not be considered finished outlines. Light to moderate foxing, all marginal not affecting images. Creasing to first two leaves of free endpapers, backstrip extremities worn with some loss at foot, binding very firm.

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        [Antigua] Original watercolour drawing, inscribed 'Entrance to St John's Antigua / June 29 1850 / taken from South Sho[re]'

      Antigua, West Indies: 1850. Watercolour on paper, inscribed lower right, and in pencil on verso. Sheet size: 9 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches. A fine panoramic view of the capital of Antigua and Barbuda as seen from the harbour entrance. 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. From 1842 he served as Admiralty Agent on board a 'contract Mail steam-vessel'. 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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      London: Edward Moxon 1850. London: Edward Moxon, 1850.. vii,[1],210pp. Small octavo.Original brown cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. Pencil 1888 ownership signature of American collector Alfred T. White, spine extremities frayed, with some surface splitting along the upper joint; internally a very good copy. Cloth slipcase and chemise. First public edition (i.e. the second edition, after the privately circulated edition) of one of the most popular poems of its era, here with the earliest readings on pp. 2 and 198. An interesting association copy, bearing the bookplate of Royal Society historian and author, and Tennyson's brother- in-law, Charles Richard Weld (1813-1869), and bearing an inscription on the half-title: "The Countess of Rose In memoriam of great kindness received by C.R.W. Sepr. 1850." The recipient just may have been the 19th century Irish astronomer, Mary, Countess of Rose. HAYWARD 246. TINKER 2066.

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        Gastronomisk spegel.

      Historisk översikt jämte förteckning över svenska kok- och hushållsböcker fram till 1850. Sthlm, 1953. 106,(3) s. Häftad. Oskuren. Fint ex.. Bibliofilupplaga i 62 numrerade ex., varav detta är nr 21. Med ett insatt blad ur den gastronomiska inkunabeln Platina di Cremonas "De honesta voluptate et valetudine" tryckt i Civedale 1480 med sju handtextade initialer

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        Nineveh and Persepolis: An historical Sketch of Ancient Assyria and Persia, with an Account of the recent Researches in those Countries.

      London, Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., 1850. Cont. full calf, raised bands, richly gilt back and covers with broad gilt borders. All edges gilt. VII,436 pp.Engraved frontispiece, 10 engraved plates, 1 folded engraved map and textillustrations. An attractive copy in a fine contemporary binding.. The scarce first edition

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        32 originaltegninger og akvareller.

      27 originale tegninger og 5 akvareller, c. 1850-60. Tegningerne udført med blyant. Alle signeret Ad. Kittendorff. Alle monteret på karton i A4-størrelse og indsat i mappe med tekstsider foran og bagest.. Johan Adlof Kittendorff huskes især som grafiker, især som pioner inden for den litografiske teknik. I 1850 grundlagde han sammen med litografen I.V. Tegner etablissementet Tegner & Kittendorff, der sammen med kollegaen og konkurrenten Em. Bærentzen beherskede det danske marked for litograferet bogkunst i de følgende årtier. Kittendorff var desuden en overordentlig habil og talentfuld tegner, hvis streg og hele motivverden kan minde om den jævnaldrende kunstner Johan Thomas Lundbye, hvis tegninger til Kaalunds Fabler for Børn Kittendorff overførte til den litografiske sten.** De 31 små arbejder omfatter billeder af børn og voksne, dyr og planter samt egntlige landskabsmotiver. Nogle har skitsens flygtige præg, andre er helt gennemarbejdede og af fremragende kvalitet

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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)

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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.

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        The chronology of creation; or, geology and scripture reconciled

      Calcutta: W. Thacker, 1850. First edition. Hutton, Thomas. The chronology of creation; or, geology and scripture reconciled. [2, half-title], xvi, [2, errata], 503pp. Half-title printed in red. Hand-colored lithograph frontispiece and 3 handcolored plates. Calcutta: W. Thacker & Co., 1850. 227 x 139 mm. Original green blind-stamped cloth, gilt-lettered spine, light rubbing. Minor dust-soiling, but very good. Ownership signature on half-title. First Edition. A rebuttal of Buckland's Geology and Mineralogy Considered With Reference to Natural Theology (1837). Hutton, a strict Biblical literalist, rejected the more liberal views of earth history and species development expressed by Buckland, who "particularly emphasized William Paley's position that the world was not made for man alone but for the pleasure of all species of life; in relation to the object to be attained, all organic mechanisms are equally good, are evidence of beneficent adaptation. He reasserted that it is futile to try to reconcile geological epochs with the days of creation in Genesis . . . As a geological system Buckland chose, possibly borrowing from De la Beche and Conybeare, progressive development from an initially hot earth, with discontinuous assemblages of organic life being created and dying out. To express a secular development while simultaneously rejecting continuous progress and transmutation, he deliberately kept the rhetoric of the Great Chain of Being, but with missing links or gaps in the present creation being filled up by fossil organisms from past time periods. This was a noteworthy change from Cuvier, and a major step in the conversion of a balanced Malthusian ecology into a system maintaining its balance while it changed over time" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). Buckland's advocacies of change over time-an idea basic to evolutionary theory-were anathema to Hutton, who refused to accept Buckland's theory of successive creations. "[W]ith regard to our Earth having arisen out of the 'wreck and ruins' of a former world, there is decidedly not the slightest foundation for such a belief to be gathered from any sentence in the Mosaic narrative, but, on the contrary, when we are told that 'in the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth,'-we are told so in reference solely to our own actual planet, and not to any world which may have preceded it. The materials from which our Earth was at length produced, were apparently called into being expressly for that purpose. We are not taught to believe that in the beginning, God created a Heaven and an Earth, from whose ruins our world was at length phoenix-like to spring forth; but that they were created with reference to the present system alone, for in the whole narrative of Creation nothing appears to be brought forward but what has strict and sole reference to us, and to the Earth which we now inhabit" (Hutton, pp. 53-54). Hutton's book was first published in India, where he was a captain in the Bengal Army. A London edition was issued in 1851. Morton, G. R., "Nineteenth Century Opponents of Geology and Evolution,"

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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