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        A History of British Birds.

      London, Groombridge, 1850-57. - 8 Bände. 19 x 12,5 cm. Mit 358 kolorierten Holzstich-Tafeln. OHLdr. mit Rückenvergoldung. Nissen IVB, 645. - Erste Ausgabe. - Ausführliche Beschreibung über die Vogelwelt der britischen Insel. - Die Tafeln in schönem, leuchtendem Kolorit. - Text teils etwas gebräunt, die Tafeln meist sauber. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Franziska Bierl Antiquariat]
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        Les Toqués Du Jour

      Paris: Arnauld De Vresse, 1850. Exceedingly ScarceHighly Amusing Hand-Colored Caricatures Showing "The Crazy's of the Day"[CHAM, illustrator, pseud. of Charles Amédée de Noé]. Les Toqués Du Jour. Paris: Arnauld De Vresse, [n.d., ca. 1847]. First edition. Large folio (13 3/4 x 10 5/16 inches; 349 x 261 mm.). Hand-colored lithographed title and thirty-six comical scenes on eighteen fine hand-colored lithographed plates heightened with gum arabic. Each scene with printed caption below. Publisher's brown ribbed cloth, bordered in blind, front cover lettered in gilt. Expertly rebacked to style at an early date. Inner hinges cracked but sound, corners very slightly rubbed. A near fine copy of this exceedingly scarce album.A highly amusing collection of lithographs by Cham (1819-1879) satirizing the varieties of Les Toqués Du Jour(The Crazy's of the Day). Of Charles Amédée de Noé, "known as Cham (that is, Ham, the son of Noah)…it was said that he had 'an idea a day' for Le charivari. A good proportion of his thousands of lithographs were gathered into albums. His contributions to the Album du siège (173), in which Daumier was his collaborator, are typical of his work" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 155-156).Exceedingly scarce. No copies found in WorldCat or KVK, and apparently no copies have appeared at auction, certainly during the past thirty-five years.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. ]
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        \"Maximilian, Herzog in Bayern\". Ganzfigur nach viertellinks zu Pferde, in Generalleutnantsuniform als \"Oberst-Innhaber des Königl. dritten Chevauxlégers Regiments / Herzog Max / und Kreis-Commandant der Königl. Landwehr des Isarkreises\", mit gezogenem Säbel nach rechts über einen Bach setzend, dahinter sein Stab und das Regiment, unten Inschrift.

       Lithographie auf China von Fr. Hanfstaengl nach Heinrich von Mayr, um 1850, 55,5 x 48 cm. APK 37688; nicht bei Maillinger und Lentner. - Über dem Sattel des Herzogs liegt ein Leopardenfell. Heinrich von Mayr (1806 - 1871) war der Kabinettsmaler und Reisebegleiter von Herzog Max. - Breitrandig und nur in den Rändern leicht fleckig und angestaubt. - Prächtiges Reiterporträt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Porträts, Militaria, Regimentsgeschichte, Wittelsbacher

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        \"Maximilian Herzog in Bayern\". Ganzfigur nach halbrechts zu Pferde, in Generalleutnantsuniform als \"Generalmajor u. Oberst-Innhaber des Chevauxlegers Regimentes / Herzog Maximilian / Kreis-Commandant der König. Landwehr von Oberbayern &c.\" mit gezogenem Säbel nach rechts reitend, dahinter sein Stab und das Regiment, unten Inschrift.

       Lithographie auf China von J. Woelffle nach Heinrich von Mayr, bei Lacroix, um 1850, 45 x 37 cm. Nicht bei Maillinger und Lentner. - Über dem Sattel des Herzogs liegt ein Leopardenfell, im Hintergrund ein schwarzer Diener in orientalischer Kleidung. Heinrich von Mayr (1806 - 1871) war der Kabinettsmaler und Reisebegleiter von Herzog Max. - Breitrandig, die Ränder etwas stockfleckig und angestaubt. - Prächtiges Reiterporträt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Porträts, Wittelsbacher

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        \"Maximilian II. König von Bayern. Königin Marie und Kronprinz Ludwig von Bayern\". Hüftbilder, Max mit der Hand auf der Verfassung, darüber sein Wahlspruch \"Freiheit und Gesetzmäßigkeit\"; Marie sitzend mit dem stehenden Kronprinzen Ludwig II. (1845-1886). Insgesamt 2 Blätter.

       2 Lithographien auf China \"nach dem Leben gezeichnet von Erich Correns\" bei Piloty & Loehle, München, um 1850, je ca. 37 x 28 cm. Lentner 4969. - Die beiden seltenen Porträts jeweils in Umrahmung mit gotisierenden Elementen, darüber die Königskronen. - Beide Blättersauber und frisch. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Porträts, Ludwig II., Maximilian II. Kön.v.Bay.

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        Ambrotype group portrait of 28 Freemasons in Masonic regalia]

      N.p. 1850 - Half plate ambrotype, lightly tinted. 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. In molded leather Union case with gilt frame and fastening hooks. Light wear to case Half plate ambrotype, lightly tinted. 4-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Botanical manuscript with pencil-drawings of plants.

      19th century French manuscript with 15 very accurate pencil-drawings with their descriptions in a very neat handwriting. No place, no publisher (ca. 1850?). Small folio (33 x 25.5 cm). Half calf over pebbled boards with gilt borders, embossed initials "C. P" on front board, spine with gilt floral pattern and title "Botanique". All edges gilt.= The book deals with such plants as le Genevrier, Geranion, Scabieuse, Renouée, Phalaugere, etc., each beautifully and delicately drawn in pencil on large sheets with wide margins. All plates are tissue-guarded, and accompanied by a beautifully handwritten text leaf containing the taxonomy of the corresponding class and family, as well as descriptions of the family and related families. The source of these descriptions and illustrations is not known. It could well be an original manuscript meant for publication. Some leaf versos have the pencilled name C. Paradis in the top left corner. This matches the initials on the front board. The binding is professionally done by the Paris-based firm Chézaud & Braulart, "55 Rue de la Verrerie" (their small label on the front free endpaper verso). Boards with some light scuffing, gilt on monogram much rubbed, some light spotting to tissue guards, otherwise a clean and fine item, with drawings of the highest quality.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Schierenberg]
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        Album with a Collection of Scarce Satirical Pellerin Broadsides, Neatly Broken into Four Strips Each, from the Mid-19th Century.

      Épinal: Imprimerie de Pellerin, possibly others, 1850s. First Edition presumed of individual pieces. Hardcover. Very Good. Delightful and whimsical send-up primarily of military life, the Crimean War, but also a whimsical depiction of acrobats and some other subjects. This album was compiled more or less contemporaneously with the issuance of them, as noted in a handwritten note mounted onto the first leaf's verso. Oblong, 18 by 44 cm. 48 hand-colored mounted panels, often highlighted with extra gilt, coming from twelve Pellerin broadsides. The original broadsides each had four lines, and thus what we have here is a dozen complete broadsides, with the presentation modified for this album. The broadside strips are 11 by 33 cm, and they are mounted on both sides of the blue leaves. Pellerin issued these kind of strips in three formats: black and white, hand-colored, and hand-colored with extra gilt, the third being the most expensive and desirable. The title of the broadsides are "A Propos des Russes", “Scènes Diverse du Siège de Sébastopol”, No. 1 and No. 3, “Messieurs les Cosaques”, “Les Bourgeois de Sébastopol”, “Les Français dans Sébastopol”, “L'Avenir des Russes”, “Les Distractions Militaires”, “La Guerre de Crimée”, “Les Inventeurs et les Inventions”, “Le Juif-Errant et les Russes”, and “Les Saltimbanques. The Tumblers”. Scarce, with the BNF not having most of the broadsides, according to its catalogue, Gallica. (Among those we couldn't locate at the BNF were "A Props des Russes", "L'Avenir des Russes", "Le Juif-Errant", "Les Bourgeois de Sebastopol," "Les Inventeurs", "Scenes Diverses . . . " and "Les Distractions Militaires". The hand-written note mentioned above is in French, dated 1947, and is from a father to his son. The father speaks of Pellerin and how such broadsides were issued during his own childhood, which spanned from 1872 to 1890. He also speaks to their scarcity, especially of the gilt-infused ones, and how much they cost back in the day. Moderate wear to the binding.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        MARBACH., "Schillers Geburtsstadt Marbach". Gesamtansicht von Benningen aus.

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Eberhard Emminger bei Küstner, um 1850, 23,5 x 38 cm. Schefold 4970 Henning/Maier S. 150, Abb. 77. - Im breiten oberen Rand professionell restaurierter Randeinriß. - Schöne Ansicht! Baden-Württemberg

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        1850 The Scarlet Letter Hawthorne Puritan Adultery Feminism Seven Gables & Tales

      HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel 1850 - 1850 The Scarlet Letter Hawthorne Puritan Adultery Feminism Seven Gables & Tales The Scarlet Letter "has come to be considered among the most important works in American literature, and indeed among the most important novels written in English." – Literary Encyclopedia ‘The Scarlet Letter’, one of the most famous novels ever written, was first printed in 1850 sold out in only ten days after the first release, and immediately vaulted Nathaniel Hawthorne’s fame. According to Allibone, “[a novel that] glows with the fire of a suppressed secret, feverish excitement, a fire that neither wanes nor lessens, but keeps at its original scorching heat!” Hawthorne depicts a woman, a true heroine, who has become an icon in American literature. “She becomes the archetype of the free-thinking American woman grappling with herself and her sexuality in a cold, patriarchal society" (The Guardian). This second printing of “The Scarlet Letter” is paired with two other famed Hawthorne 1st edition titles – “House of Seven Gables” and “Twice Told Tales”. Item number: #756 Price: $1500 HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel Works Boston: Tickner and Fields, 1850/51/60. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 3 works in 4 volumes o The Scarlet Letter, First edition Tickner, Reed, and Fields, 1850. Edition points: • Page 21/ line 20: "repudiate". • 41/5: "characters". • 100/2: "mortal" for "moral". • 102/22: "to believe". • 132/29: "catechims" • 142/23: "heaven" for "heavenly". • 189/23: "answered". • 199/4: "known it". (added space) • 321/31: number "21" printed below "there" at foot of page. o House of Seven Gables, 1851. First edition May 1851 ads (printing) o Twice Told Tales, 1860, 2 volumes, “new edition” • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure • References: Grolier American 59. Allibone I:805. BAL 7601. • Language: English • Size: ~7in X 5in (17.5cm x 14cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 756 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Volks-Naturgeschichte [Volksnaturgeschichte].

      Leipzig, E. Pönicke & Sohn. (um 1850). 353 - 559 Textseiten, plus 45 Tafeln m. wunderschön kolorierten Lithographien, meist Vögel, diese montiert in grüne lithographierte Bordüre. Privater Halbleinen-Einband. (Seiten stellenweise l. fingerfleckig)

      [Bookseller: Aegis Verlag Einzelfirma]
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        BAD SALZBRUNN., "Bade-Scene aus Salzbrunn im Jahre 1850". Szene mit zahlreichen Kurgästen vor dem Kursaal.

      Kolorierte Lithographie bei J. Braunsdorf, Dresden, um 1850, 27 x 35,5 cm. Werbeblatt für das Heilbad Salzbrunn. Unter der Ansicht ("Nach der Natur gezeichnet sämmtliche Personen sind Portraits") umfangreicher Werbetext für die Wasserkur. Schlesien, Balneologie

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        \"Bade-Scene aus Salzbrunn im Jahre 1850\". Szene mit zahlreichen Kurgästen vor dem Kursaal.

       Kolorierte Lithographie bei J. Braunsdorf, Dresden, um 1850, 27 x 35,5 cm. Werbeblatt für das Heilbad Salzbrunn. Unter der Ansicht (\"Nach der Natur gezeichnet; sämmtliche Personen sind Portraits\") umfangreicher Werbetext für die Wasserkur. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Schlesien, Balneologie

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bierl]
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        KREUTH. "Dorf Kreuth." Blick auf die Gebäude des Dorfes, rechts die Kirche, dahinter die Berge.

      - Aquarell über Bleistift auf Papier mit Tonplatte und lithographierter Umrandung, seitenverkehrt sign. "J. Sütterlin", um 1850, 14 x 18 cm. Der Landschaftsmaler Johann Sütterlin (1823-1872) aus Oberwil bei Basel war Hauslehrer bei Herzog Max in Bayern. Von zeitgenössischer Hand montiert und bezeichnet "Vom König". - Aus einem adeligen Album.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Die Ruhmeshalle mit der Bavaria, München 1850

      - Technik: Aquarell auf Papier. Beschriftung: verso signiert und datiert: "CarlScharold 1850" und bezeichnet: "Bavaria mit der Ruhmeshalle auf der Theresienwiese in München". Grösse: 15,3 x 22 cm (Darstellung). Beschreibung: Es handelt sich um einen Gesamtpreis inkl. Versandkosten innerhalb der BRD. Umsatzsteuer wird wegen Differenzbesteuerung nach §25a UstG weder erhoben noch ausgewiesen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        ZERBST., "Zerbst und Umgebungen". Gesamtansicht von der Südseite (17 x 27,5 cm), umgeben von 12 Teilansichten.

      Lithographie von Gustav Frank bei Goedsche & Steinmetz, Meissen, um 1850, 39,5 x 49 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XII, S. 345. - Der Landschaftsmaler, Zeichner und Lithograph Gustav Frank (1819 Stralsund - 1886 Dessau) wurde berühmt durch seine über 90 großformatigen, lithographierten Ansichten deutscher Städte, die heute sehr selten und gesucht sind. Das rare Souvenirblatt mit einer reizend staffagierten Gesamtansicht. Die Teilansichten zeigen u.a. das Herzogliche Schloß von Vorder- und Rückseite, das Rathaus, Bürgerschule, Gymnasium, Hauptwache, Friedrichsholz und Schützenhaus, ferner die Bartholomäi-, Nikolai-, Trinitatis- und Marienkirche. - Mit breitem Rand. Sachsen und Sachsen-Anhalt, Souvenir-Blätter

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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        Daguerreotype Saloon. The Subscriber having located his SALOON IN THIS VILLAGE for a short time would take this opportunity to inform the inhabitants of the Village and vicinity that he is now prepared to take ORIGINAL DAGUERREOTYPES, or to Copy Daguerreotypes or Pictures ..

      Prov. R. I. [ Providence, Rhode Island ]: Henry L. Tillinghast, 1850. Near Fine. Single leaf, printed on recto only. 6 1/4 x 9 inches (16 x 23 cm). Wove paper, no watermarks. A nice impression noting some ghosting to the left of the larger characters (presumably from other copies printed at the same time). Signed in type "J. A. Foster" at base of leaf. An interesting piece of American Typography, with many different typefaces. Scarce, with 4 copies in OCLC/Worldcat as of this writing (2 at Houghton, one each at Library of Congress and Brown).

      [Bookseller: Kuenzig Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        The scarlet letter : a romance

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. First Printing. Decorative Cloth. Fine. First Edition, only printing, with contents on pp. iii-iv, no preface, publisher's advertisements dated March 1, 1850 (according to Clark, "Dates on ads have no bibliographical significance for the printing of the text bound with them."); "reduplicate" in l. 20, p. 21; "characterss" l. 5, p. 41; "Chatechism" l. 29, p. 132, and "known of it" l. 4, p. 199. According to Johnson, "Numerous other changes [distinguish the first and second editions] but these are sufficient for purposes of identification." 8vo: 4[advertisements],iv,322pp. Original brown bold-ribbed T cloth, covers paneled with central floral device in blind, spine stamped in gilt, title page in red and black, custom cloth clamshell case. Very light foxing to end papers and leaves before title, hinges and spine tips very skillfully (almost imperceptibly) repaired, else a superb copy, binding square and tight, cloth bright, contents remarkably clean and fresh. BAL 7600. Browne, p. 62. Johnson, p. 223. Johnson High Spot, p. 38. Clark A 16.1. BAL 7600. Grolier Hawthorne 21. Grolier American 59. Allibone I:805. "The old story of the girl who loved not wisely but too well, set in the stark background of Puritan New England." (Johnson High Spots) The first edition, printed in a run of 2500 copies on March 16, 1850, sold out in ten days and made Hawthorne’s fame. In the words of one contemporary reviewer, the novel “glows with the fire of a suppressed, secret, feverish excitement . . . a fire that neither wanes nor lessens, but keeps at its original scorching heat . . .” (Allibone). Over the years, The Scarlet Letter "has come to be considered among the most important works in American literature, and indeed among the most important novels written in English." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        LONDON., "Vue Générale de Londres". Gesamtansicht mit St. Paul's Kathedrale im Mittelpunkt, rechts die Themse.

      Altkol. Lithographie von Charles Fichot, um 1850, 44 x 63 cm. Imposantes und sehr detailreiches Panorama in feinem Altkolorit. - Nur die breiten Ränder gering stockfleckig. Alt aufgezogen und gerahmt. Europa, Großbritannien

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        IL RETRONE DAL PONTE VICINO PORTA LUPIA - MARCO MORO - LITOGRAFIA

      DECIO AVOGADRO E MARCO MORO EDITORI, 1850. SPLENDIDO FOGLIO , LIT. RIPAMONTI CARPANO MISURE FOGLIO 355X495 MISURA ILL. 220X310 MM

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        NIAGARA FALLS

      1850. -A VIEW FROM THE HIGHT-LAND ( British side) Stampa antica eseguita in tecnica litografica su fondo seppiolina- disegno di F. Holloway, lith. Sarony & Major N.Y. dimensioni foglio 33,1x44,5 cm - dimensione lith. 31x22,5 cm- piccolissimi forellini ( 4) sul margine laterale ds. - buono stato di conservazione - A VIEW FROM THE AMERICAN SIDE Stampa antica eseguita in tecnica litografica su fondo seppiolina- disegno di F. Holloway, lith. Sarony & Major N.Y. dimensione foglio 33,5x44,5 cm dimensioni lith. 31,5x22 cm- lievissime ombreggiature di foxing al margine sn. che non interessano la litografia- piccolissimi forellini ( 4) sul margine laterale ds.- buono stato di conservazione - A VIEW FROM THE FERRY Stampa antica eseguita in tecnica litografica su fondo seppiolina- disegno di F. Holloway, lith. Sarony & Major N.Y. Dimensioni foglio 33,2x44,5 cm - dimensioni lith. 31,8x 21,4 cm-piccolissimi forellini ( 4) sul margine laterale ds.- piccola lesione al centro del margine inferiore, ripristinata- buono stato di conservazione. -A VIEW FROM CLIFTON ROAD Stampa antica eseguita in tecnica litografica- disegno di F. Holloway, lith. Sarony & Major N.Y. Dimensione foglio 34,5x 44,5 cm - dimensioni lith. 32x22 cm-piccolissimi forellini ( 4) sul margine laterale ds. - buono stato di conservazione

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        Formosan Whistling Thrush

      Vol III Richter after Gould Formosan Whistling Thrush An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'Birds of Asia', 1850-83 530 x 360 mm approx £450

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        A treatise on the climate and meteorology of Madeira; by the late J.A. Mason, M.D. . Edited by James Sheridan Knowles. To which are attached A Review of the State of Agriculture and of the Tenure of Land; by George Peacock, D.D., F.R.S. . and An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Island, and Guide to Visitors; By John Driver.

      London: John Churchill. Liverpool: Deighton and Laughton 1850 - 8vo., xiv + (2) + 388 + (2)pp., including the half-title but wanting the errata slip, followed at the end by 8pp. of Deighton advertisements and finally by 32pp. of Churchill advertisements dated November 1849, 5 statistical charts on 3 plates, in the original blue cloth, the upper cover and spine ornately gilt within borders of entwined grape vines and sugar cane, the lower cover stamped in blind, the slightest wear to head and foot of spine but still a fine, bright, copy sometime in the library of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland> with its occasional inoffensive blindstamp. First edition. This is a remarkably good and comprehensive portrait of mid-19th century Madeira with useful and detailed reports on climate and weather, supported by relevant meteorological observations. There are also supplementary chapters on agriculture and tenure of land, and a long section on the wine industry. There is, finally, a chapter providing practical advice and information for the English tourist: shipping lines, clothes, currency, hotels, boarding houses, lists of 'medical men' and 'advice to invalid visitors'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cathedral - Trent.

      Londra, 1850. Litografia a colori di dimensioni di 26x36,7 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Veduta a colori del duomo di Trento con il campanile di S. Romedio e la Torre di Piazza, con animazione in primo piano. Fu realizzata dal pittore e scenografo A. Quaglio. Scheda bibliografica tratta da "Il Trentino-Alto Adige: immagini dal passato" di Brunamaria Dal Lago Veneri e Arnaldo Loner, scheda n. 81 pagg. 192 e 193. Disponibile copia virata seppia.

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        Illustrated London, or a Series of Views in the British Metropolis and Its Vicinity

      London; (nd. ca.1850): Bram & Payne and E.T. Brain & Co. Small Octavo. In two volumes, Vol. I, frontispiece, engraved vignette title, 274pp., Vol. II, frontispiece, printed title, 275-408pp. and with History of London parts one and two, 171pp., and 76pp., (4)pp.index. both volumes illustrated by Albert Henry Payne with a total of 113 plates with tissue guards present, complete. Bound in full olive green morocco, covers ruled and decorated in gilt and blind, raised bands gilt, gilt turn-ins all edges gilt, spine a bit faded with some minor wear. A nice set, internally clean.

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        HANNOVER. "Hannover aus der Vogelschau". Große Gesamtansicht mit weitem Fernblick.

      - Stahlstich, in Braun gedruckt, von A. Eltzner bei C.F. Hornemann, um 1850, 36,5 x 54,5 cm. In Braun- und Grautönen gedruckte Panoramaansicht. - Rechts Einriß unsichtbar geschlossen.

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        The Family Bible, With the Self-Interpreting and Explanatory Notes, and Marginal References of the Late Rev. John Brown, Minister of the Gospel, Haddington.

      London John Kendrick 1850 - Thick 4to. (25 x 18 x 8 cm), 1373pp., engraved frontispiece of 'Rebekah At The Well' and three further plates, engraved armorial title (lightly offset from tissue-guard), text in double-columns, a few minor spots to first few pages, near- contemporary crushed morocco, covers with broad gilt panels, spine richly gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt, an excellent example. A most imposing large format family bible in an excellent state of preservation. John Brown (1754-1832), minister and theologian was of humble origins and little formal education, and worked as a shepherd in his early years. It was perhaps this background that led him to produce a well annotated bible intended to make it accessible to ordinary men and women: "The Self-Interpreting Bible remained in print until the twentieth century, in much revised form. Brown transferred lists, tables, and other such aids from his dictionary. The Bible was a far more substantial work, which did not prevent its becoming, as Robert Burns bore out, as familiar in Presbyterian households as John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and Thomas Boston's Human Nature in its Fourfold State. Brown's text was furnished with a battery of cross-references, minor marginal notes, short introductions to each book, a summary of contents at the head of each chapter, 'reflections' on each chapter—in effect applying its message to readers—and explanatory footnotes. A lengthy introduction deals with the Bible's authority and inspiration, its interpretation, and biblical history from creation. All were intended, as the title made clear, to make the Bible accessible to the humblest reader, unlike much biblical scholarship today" (ODNB). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Veduta prospettica di Venezia ("panorama")

      Venezia: Giuseppe Kier, S.d. (ma circa 1850) - Litografia a due colori (nero su fondo grigio) di mm 1890 x 290. Foglio in perfette condizioni. L'immagine illustra, con veduta grandangolare di 200°, la città di Venezia dall'Isola di San Giorgio fino alla fine della Riva degli Schiavoni, con una ricchissima animazione di varie imbarcazione nel Bacino di San Marco. Questo tipo di veduta prospettica circolare riscosse una notevolissima fortuna all'epoca, e venne ricopiata da diversi autori. E' probabile che si tratti della veduta che doveva essere data in omaggio a qualche cliente particolare con l'opera "Venezia e le sue Lagune" stampato nel 1847 in occasione della nona Riunione degli Scienziati Italiani. 19mo secolo

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