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        The Law Student, Or Guides to the Study of the Law in Its Principles

      1850. An 1850 Handbook for Aspiring Lawyers Anthon, John [1784-1863]. The Law Student, Or Guides to the Study of the Law in Its Principles. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1850. [ii], [3]-384 pp. Includes two-page publisher's catalogue of "Important New Law Books." Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Moderate rubbing, boards slightly bowed, minor worming to front joint, foot of spine bumped. Moderate toning to text, light foxing in a few places. Early owner signatures, of Benjamin Waterhouse, dated Trenton, 1877, to endleaves, interior otherwise clean. A nice copy. $500. * Only edition. Anthon was a lawyer in New York and the author of several widely used treatises, including American Precedents of Declarations (1802), The Law of Nisi Prius (1809) and An Analytical Abridgment of the Commentaries of Sir William Blackstone (1809), an introductory "nutshell" for students. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8583.

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        Naturgetreue Abbildungen der in Deutschland einheimischen wilden Holzarten nebst erläuterndem Texte hiezu von J. B. Böck.

      Augsburg, Matth. Rieger'sche Buchhandlung 1850. - 4°. 52 Textseiten (Beschreibung der Tafeln) und 67 handkolorierte Kupfertafeln. Halblederband der Zeit, Lederecken. Kopfkapital mit kleinem Einriss, sonst nur schwach berieben. Ursprünglich in Einzellieferungen erschienen. Der Textteil verzeichnet insgesamt 73 Tafeln. Es fehlen die Tafeln 16 und 63. - Tafel 1 mit Einriss, Tafel 34 mit kleiner Randfehlstelle, Tafel 40 lose und mit durchgehendem Einriss (außerhalb der bildlichen Darstellung), Tafel 34 mit Eckabriss, ansonsten nur gelegentlich minimal braunfleckig. Insgesamt ein gutes Exemplar dieser äußerst seltenen Ausgabe. Wohl erste Ausgabe. - Papier leicht gebräunt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diccionario Geográfico-Estadístico-Histórico de España y sus posesiones de Ultramar .

      1845-1850. . - Establ. Tipográfico de P. Madoz y L. Sagasti. Madrid. Col. Tercera edición. 16 Vol. . . Folio. Media piel de época. Geografía / Atlas / Mapas / Cartografía / Geología , Historia de España (General), Lengua / Diccionarios / LIngüística / Filología , Siglo XIX , Vasco-Navarro (Autores vascos) . Monumental edición de este liberal pamplonés, Pascual Madoz. El Diccionario geográfico hace una detallada descripción de la geografía e historia de España y sus colonias. Ilustrqado con numerosso cuadros estadísticos. 16 volúmenes encuadernados en media piel de época con hierros y dorados en lomera. En buen estado .

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        The Works of The Rev. Sydney Smith. Third Edition. In Three Volumes & Elementary Sketches of Moral Philosophy, Delivered at The Royal Institution, in the years 1804, 1805, and 1806. By the late Rev. Sydney Smith, M.A.

      London: Printed for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster-Row. 1845 & 1850; Printed by A. Spottiswoode & by Spottiswoodes & Shaw, London. - Four volumes, tall octavo; size of bindings: 5 1/2 in. x 8 3/4 in. x 1 1/2 in. (thick), Volume 1: engraved portrait frontispiece (T. A. Dean, engraver/1845); viii, [1]-474 pp. Volume 2: iv, [1]-495 pp. Volume 3: iv, [1]-479 pp. Volume 4: (Moral Philosophy) xi, [1]-424 pp. Uniformly bound in full, polished tan calf, with five raised bands on the spines, and brown & red leather title labels with gilt titles and numbers, with spine compartments richly gilt with floral tooling, double-line gilt borders with floral tool in corners, around covers, gilt borders on cover edges and dentelles on leather turn-ins; headbands, all edges marbled, with similar marbled paper endpapers. Engraved heraldic bookplates on each marbled paste-down: M. R. Westropp (motto: Post Funera Virtus), M. R. Westropp has also added his signature in blue ink at the top of the titlepages, and a few, neat marginal notes. Under these bookplates, there are pasted a more recent, printed book label in each volume. Title labels show light rubbing, some rubbing, or small abrasions to leather surfaces on the cover edges/margins. Overall, a very well-preserved set in a handsome, 19th century binding. The scan shows the spines and part of the front cover on volume four. Weight: 7 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Scarlet Letter

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. 8vo. 322pp. Title-page printed in red and black. Red morocco gilt, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in two, a repeated leafy block in the rest, two triple-fillet panels on the sides, turn-ins gilt, top edges gilt, by P. B. Sanford; original cloth covers and spine bound in at end. Provenance: Alfred Nathan (morocco bookplate); with Inman's (1975 slip laid-in). Inlaid to size to a sheet facing the title is Hawthorne's signature as customs examiner. BAL 7600; Clark A16.1; Grolier American 59. Bound without the ads, a few touches to joints and tips.

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        Veduta del Castello-Cles nella Naunia. Dedicata al nobilissimo Signor Cavaliere de Torresani I. R. Consigiliere aulico e Direttore generale della Polizia nelle Province Lombarde.

      1850. Acquatinta di cm 50x38 (dimensione del foglio) e di cm 40,5x31 (dimensione incisione) Esemplare medio e in parte rifilato, qualche macchia all'interno dell'incisione. Si vende in splendida cornice d'epoca. In basso a sinistra "Gemalt von Joh. Ott.". Stampa decisamente rara da reperire.

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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.

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        THE PLANTATION SCHEME; OR, THE WEST OF IRELAND AS A FIELD FOR INVESTMENT

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1850. vii,[1],191,4,4pp. Large octavo. Attractively bound in modern three quarter morocco and marbled boards. Frontispiece map and plate. Old stamps of a defunct mercantile library, short snag at fore-margin of title, slight tanning at edges, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of this influential work. Caird was "an ardent free trader [and] he published in 1849 a treatise on 'High Farming as the best Substitute for Protection.' The support of a practical farmer with a literary style was of the highest service to the supporters of free trade, and the work speedily ran through eight editions. It introduced Caird to the notice of Peel, who commissioned him in the autumn of the same year to visit the south and west of Ireland, then but slowly recovering from the famine of 1846, and to report to the government. His report was subsequently enlarged [and published as this work] ... The sanguine view which he took of the agricultural resources of the country led to the investment of large sums of English capital in Irish land" - DNB. Not in Black. GOLDSMITHS 36798.

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        A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON PHOTOGRAPHY, UPON PAPER AND GLASS.; Translated by Thomas Cousins

      T. & R. Willats, London 1850 - 16mo., v, [7]-24 pp., [4] pp. Quarter morocco and cloth with morocco tips, titled in gilt on spine; the original printed wrappers are bound-in Gentle crease to the corner of the text. A very good copy. Expanded English translation of Le Gray's original manual TRAITÉ PRATIQUE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR PAPIER ET SUR VERRE. The inventor introduced gold toning of prints, which he describes here. He also describes gelatin coatings for negatives and their processing, as well as printing them. Perhaps the very earliest use of these coatings for negatives. WorldCat locates copies at: Williams College, University of Minnesota, University of Texas - Hary Ransom Center, British Library, Imperial College London, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Gernsheim, Incunabula No. 690. Roosens and Salu No. 5966. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Krankheiten der Neugeborenen und Säuglinge vom clinischen und pathologisch-anatomischen Standpunkte bearbeitet.

      - Wien, Carl Gerold, 1850-53, 8°, VIII, 131; VI, 198; VIII, 208; VIII, 268 pp., 4 Teile in feinem Pappband im Stil. d.Zt.; frisches Exemplar. First Edition, a complete set of Bednar's extensive work on diseases of the new-born and the infant. The fist part deals with diseases of the intestines, the second with those of the nerves; part there is on illness of the respiratory organs, heart, liver, glands, eyes and ears, skin blood; etc. and concludes with hereditary syphilis. Also included is a chapter on teeth and teething. - - "Alois Bednar (1816-1888) was a famous Viennese paediatrician and one of the most original paediatrician in Europe. His description of aphthae of the palate in the newborn ("Bednár's aphthae") is in vol 1, p. 104 of his book." - - "Alois Bednar . . . was, in the words of Jacobi, 'one of the most original scientific pediatrists of Europe,' an active and enlightened teacher. . . . He was author of a treatise on the diseases of newborn and suckling infants, in four parts (1850-53) . . ., a pediatric Lehrbuch (1856), and a treatise on infant diet (1857). . . . His pediatric treatise is distinguished by most careful accounts of the different toxemias of infancy, which were so plentiful in the foundling asylums of his time" (Abt/Garrison, History of Pediatrics, p. 92). - - "It was with this work that Bednar achieved a breakthrough, and it was in this work that he fully displayed his great skill in clinical observation and graphic description" Lesky, Vienna Medical School of the 19th Century, p. 142 - - Erste Ausgabe! - Mit Bednar und seinem hier vorliegendem Werk "ist der deutschen Kinderheilkunde ihr 'Billard', der Billard der Rokitansky-Schule, erwachsen (Lesky). Bednar war der Erste, der Konsequenzen aus der großen Entdeckungen seines Freundes Semmelweis für die Kinderheilkunde, gezogen hatte. Während sich Kussmaul (in seinen Jugenderinnerungen) anläßlich eines Besuches in Wien 1847 noch über die Häufigkeit der septischen Erkrankungen im Findelhaus entsetzt, konnte Bednar bereits 1850 ( Tl. I. S. 98 Anm.) feststellen: "Die Sepsis des Blutes bei Neugeborenen ist jetzt eine große Seltenheit geworden, welches wir der folgereichen und der größten Beachtung würdigen Entdeckung des Dr. Semmelweis . zu verdanken haben, welcher die Ursache und die Verhütung des früher mörderisch wütenden Puerperalfiebers glücklich erforsch hat". - Bednar beschreibt im Tl 1, S. 104 die später nach ihm benannten Aphthen der hinteren Mundschleimhaut. - - Garrison & Morton No.6335; Wellcome II-129; Grulee 823; Lesky, 166 etc.; Peiper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Harvest Home. A Romance

      London: Printed and Published by E. Lloyd, 1850. Bound from 51 penny parts. Illustrated with 51 wood-engravings to text. [ii], 406 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth-century three-quarter tan morocco and boards. Contemporary owner's signature excised from top edge of title page, a few small paper repairs, else near fine. Bound from 51 penny parts. Illustrated with 51 wood-engravings to text. [ii], 406 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Ono 210; James & Smith 487; Summers, p. 348; Medcraft 181 (1852 ed. in 42 pts.)

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        (Advertising for A Travelling Anatomical Museum with Access Restricted to Men, aged 20 plus). Grosses anatomisches Museum aus Florenz.

      Printed by Theodor Wentz, s. l., s.d., but Frankfurt/M., around 1850.. Typographic wall or hand bill with a woodcut illustration in upper half. Size: 14.5 x 9 inches. Minorily browned (due to light offsetting on verso from another broadside, this was bound with), but in very good condition. Very rare advertising bill for a travelling cabinet of anatomical preparats.The woodcut shows us a renaissance-styled anatom beside his dissecting table, which is occupied by a dead human body. – The cabinet would roam 800 preparats, half the number said to be natural specimen and the other half waxworks, the latter supposedly executed “under the eyes of Europe‘s foremost anatomical professors”. Three of the items on show are described in detail: 1. A fully dismountable modell of the human body (obviously a waxwork model), 2. the natural body (“der natürliche Körper”) of the chief of the Matapar-tribe from Senegambia on the east coast of Africa – the German words chosen for the description speak in favour of this being actually an embalmed, real body. 3. A female hydrocephalus from the Swiss canton of Wallis – the text does not state, whether this was meant to refer to a complete body or to the head alone, but it says, that the individual reached an age of 34 years, and so this is obviously referring to a preparat. Admission to the exhibition was restricted exclusively to men aged 20 plus. – I could not find any further information about the owner of the cabinet, or any other bills advertising for his cabinet in other German places. His family name, however, is as German as it can be, so the term “anatomical cabinet from Florence” most likely would refer to the origin of the waxworks, as Florence was a widely known centre for this kind of artisanry.

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        THE POOR ARTIST; OR, SEVEN EYE-SIGHTS AND ONE OBJECT. "SCIENCE IN FABLE."

      London: John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row, 1850.. Small octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iii] iv [v] vi-ix [x] [1] 2-234, frontispiece, nineteenth-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine panel tooled in gold, black leather title piece. First edition. An important work of proto-science fiction that illustrates human visual perception. Various creatures, a bee, an ant, a spider, a robin, and others, ask a penniless artist to paint a "new thing" each has seen, based on its own perception of the object. The artist does so and the object turns out to be a lost sovereign that he uses to hold a one-man show which is a huge success. This is the book famously reviewed by William Watson in his A LITTLE EARNEST BOOK ON A GREAT OLD SUBJECT; OR CHAPTERS ON POETRY AND POETS, published in 1851 which includes the first use of the phrase "science fiction." Wilson opens his review of Horne's book as follows: "Fiction has lately been chosen as a means of familiarizing science in one single case only [the Horne book] ... We hope it will not be long before we may have other works of Science-Fiction, as we believe such books likely to fulfill a good purpose, and create an interest, where, unhappily, science alone might fail." "A very unusual book, reasonably successful in achieving its aims, and certainly a document in the history of SF worthy of at least a footnote by academia." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, p. 8. See Aldiss and Wingrove, TRILLION YEAR SPREE, p. 461. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Reginald (1979; 1992), or Suvin (1983). Ex-Cambridge, England, "Union Society" library with their bookplate affixed to the front paste-down, and their circular ownership stamp on the title page and several text pages. Binding quite rubbed but sound, internally tight and clean, a very good copy overall. COPAC reports 7 copies. OCLC reports no copies of this edition. A rare book. (#156280)

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        Souvenirs de Paris et ses environs

      1850 - in-16 oblungo, leg tela con titolo e fregi impressi in oro al piatto superiore. 40 litografie originali della città di Parigi e dintorni in bella coloritura coeva. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité de la colique de plomb

      1850 - XIV-295 pp. Paris, Baillière et V. Masson, 1850, in-8, XIV-295 pp, demi-basane bleu nuit moderne à la bradel, couvertures et dos conservés, Envoi de l'auteur en première de couverture. Édition originale de cet important traité, peu courant, sur l'intoxication par le plomb. Jean-Louis Brachet (1789-1858) étudia la colique de plomb dès 1824, en publiant son opinion sur le siège et la nature de cette maladie dans le Journal général de médecine ; il en fit l'objet de ses leçons après avoir admis en clinique onze cas d'intoxications en 1845. « After a long history of the ills suffered by workers in contact with lead, Brachet attributed a pathophysiology to saturnism involving the "ganglionated nervous system". As a sanitarian, Brachet recommended replacing ceruse with zinc white to reduce the toxicity of paints ». Médecin et chirurgien lyonnais, Jean-Louis Brachet est avant tout connu pour ses recherches en neurophysiologie, en particulier sur l'hystérie. Cachet ex-libris du Dr Carrier de Lyon. Bon exemplaire, en dépit de légères rousseurs pâles et de quelques feuillets brunis. O. Walusinski, "Jean-Louis Brachet (1789-1858). A forgotten contributor to early 19th century neurology". Revue neurologique 171 (2015) pp. 688-697. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Il Comunismo e Socialismo

      Naples: Reale Tipografia, 1850. - (Communism). LUCIANO (P. Liberatore). Il Comunismo e Socialismo. Nelle loro stravaganze riguardo alla Religione ed al Politico. [Communism and Socialism in their extravagances about Religion and Politics]. Naples: Reale Tipografia [Royal Printing], 1850. 8vo, 93pp; early half red leather gilt with textured paper over boards (discolored). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Selam

      - Imp. de J. Claye & Cie, Paris 1850, 14x22,5cm, broché. - Prima edizione di questa poesia di Théophile Gautier messo in musica da Ernest Reyer. In primo piano ombreggiato, piccole macchie sui piatti, colpi interni chiari. Rara copia e piacevole. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de ce poème de Théophile Gautier mis en musique par Ernest Reyer. Premier plat ombré, petites piqûres sur les plats, légères piqûres intérieures. Rare et agréable exemplaire.

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        Paris Et Ses Environs

      Paris: Lemercier, 1850. Hardcover. Orig. dark red cloth, front cover lettered in gilt. Very good. Landscape 4to, 17 x 25 cm. Thirty hand-finished color lithographs with tissue guards printed recto only. Landmark Paris sites -- Le Palais Royal, Place Vendome, L'Arc de Triomphe de L'Etoile, Hotel de Ville, Place de la Concorde, Boulevard des Capucines et Grand Hotel, Lac du Bois de Boulogne et al. Front hinge cracked but firm, small dark spot front cover, plates clean and bright.

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        Tharandt. - Burgruine. - "Ansicht der Burgruine Tharandt".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Federzeichnung, aquarelliert, um 1850., nach Christian Gottlob Hammer. 32 x 44 cm (Darstellung / Blatt). Verso mit Blei bezeichnet. - Romantische Ansicht der Ruine der aus dem frühen 13. Jahrhundert stammenden Burg Tharandt. Im Vordergrund links zwei Wanderer. - Restaurierte Fehlstelle im Kolorit im Bereich des Himmels. Der Rest des Blattes ist in gutem Erhaltungszustand. Christian Gottlob Hammer (1779 Dresden - 1864 Dresden). Deutscher Landschaftsmaler und Kupferstecher. Ab 1794 Studium an der Dresdner Akademie, dort 1798 Meisterschüler bei Johann Philipp Veith. 1816 Mitglied der Akademie, 1829 Professor.

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        Representative Men. Seven Lectures

      Phillips, Sampson and Company 110 Washington Street, Boston 1850 - First and Second America Issues and the First English Issues. 3 vols. 12mo. First English is published by John C. Chapman, Strand, 1850. BAL 5219; Myerson A22.1.,; Binding A All in original brown cloth. In brown cloth box with brown leather label and individual cloth chemises First and Second America Issues and the First English Issues.

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        Bayreuth Mit Umgebungen'.

      - Lithographie v. G. Könitzer b. Th. Graefe in Hof, um 1850, 35,5 x 45,5 Souvenirblatt mit 11 Ansichten. - Mittig Gesamtansicht von der Bürgerreuth umgeben vom neuen Schloß, Rathaus, Partie im Hofgarten, Jean Pauls Platz, Thurm des alten Schlosses, Infanterie Kaserne, Phantasie, Sonnentempel der Eremitage, Kgl. Regierung und Stadtkirche.

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        SPECIMENS OF ORNAMENTAL ART SELECTED FROM THE BEST MODELS OF THE CLASSICAL EPOCHS. [COLOR ATLAS VOLUME]

      London: Thomas M'Lean. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1850.. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; Atlas vol only. Lg folio, contemp cloth; scuffed. With 80 litho & chromolitho plates. Light to occasionally moderate foxing throughout. Without the 4to text vol by Emil Braun. 20" x 25.5". ; 20 .

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        Schrecklicher Kinder- u Selbstmord, Zu Holzkirchen am 25ten Februar.

      1850 - Lurid German Broadside Commemorating a Mother Who Killed Her Children, then Committed Suicide [Broadside] [Murder/Suicide]. [Bavaria, Germany]. Schrecklicher Kinder- u. Selbstmord, Zu Holzkirchen am 25ten Februar 1850. [Holzkirchen, Germany], 1850. 10" x 8-1/4" broadside. Verse text in two columns divided by vertical black rule, large woodcut vignette of murder scene below large woodcut title. Light toning and minor edgewear, otherwise fine. * Using a kitchen knife, a distraught mother killed her two children, one 6 months old, the other 4. She then stabbed herself fatally. The bodies were found in the woods near Holzkirchen, a small city in Upper Bavaria. The text recounts the event without any explanation of the mother's motive. It is simply "a terrible child-murder and suicide." Pfister, who recorded this broadside, identifies the woman, Therese Pitzer, a schoolteacher in Holzkirchen. Pfister, Kunstsammlung Pfister Munchen: Verzeichniss einer Collection Monacensia, Bavarica u.A II:3253.

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        Conversations amicales sur le caractere des animaux histoire naturelle et comparaisons morales. Dediees aux enfants qui commencent a lire.

      Paris, Amedee Bedelet, ca 1850 - 18 kol. Tafeln, 16 Illustr. im Text , 45 S. farb. ill. OPp. etwas bestossen, gering stockfl. hübsches Büchlein +++Antiquariat seit 30 Jahren+++ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Große Gesamtansicht von der Höhe aus mit Blick auf den Fremersberg rechts, im Vordergrund Eselsreiter und Frau. Stahlstich von E. Willmann.

      Paris, C. Chardon, ca. 1850. Format (Bildbereich): 34,5 x 53 cm. Blattgröße ca. 50 x 65 cm. Hinter Passepartout und gerahmt in moderner in moderner Goldleiste. *Schöne und klassische Vedute von Baden-Baden. In vorzüglicher und fleckenloser Erhaltung. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        THE POOR ARTIST; OR, SEVEN EYE-SIGHTS AND ONE OBJECT. "SCIENCE IN FABLE."

      London: John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row, 1850.. Small octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iii] iv [v] vi-ix [x] [1] 2-234, frontispiece, nineteenth-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine panel tooled in gold, black leather title piece. First edition. An important work of proto-science fiction that illustrates human visual perception. Various creatures, a bee, an ant, a spider, a robin, and others, ask a penniless artist to paint a "new thing" each has seen, based on its own perception of the object. The artist does so and the object turns out to be a lost sovereign that he uses to hold a one-man show which is a huge success. This is the book famously reviewed by William Watson in his A LITTLE EARNEST BOOK ON A GREAT OLD SUBJECT; OR CHAPTERS ON POETRY AND POETS, published in 1851 which includes the first use of the phrase "science fiction." Wilson opens his review of Horne's book as follows: "Fiction has lately been chosen as a means of familiarizing science in one single case only [the Horne book] ... We hope it will not be long before we may have other works of Science-Fiction, as we believe such books likely to fulfill a good purpose, and create an interest, where, unhappily, science alone might fail." "A very unusual book, reasonably successful in achieving its aims, and certainly a document in the history of SF worthy of at least a footnote by academia." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, p. 8. See Aldiss and Wingrove, TRILLION YEAR SPREE, p. 461. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Reginald (1979; 1992), or Suvin (1983). Ex-Cambridge, England, "Union Society" library with their bookplate affixed to the front paste-down, and their circular ownership stamp on the title page and several text pages. Binding quite rubbed but sound, internally tight and clean, a very good copy overall. COPAC reports 7 copies. OCLC reports no copies of this edition. A rare book. (#156280)

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        (Impressively Huge Wall Bill of Schreyer's Travelling Menagerie). J. Schreyer‘s Menagerie. Roßplatz, gegenüber dem Affentheater. A Huge Wall Bill advertising for the Travelling Menagerie.

      Leipzig, Vereins-Buchdruckerei, s.d., but around 1850.. Imperial folio (36 x 23.5 inches). With a woodcut illustration (11 x 17 inches) in upper half, showing the menageur sourrounded by the main attractions of the menagerie (lion, hyaena, gepard and a cougar around his neck!). Printed on very fragile paper, some marginal wears professionally restored. Lower right corner with a light brown spot, affecting the wood cut bordure, but all together in very good condition for an ephemeral printing product, especially with respect to its size and the type of paper applied for printing. Very uncommon, impressiv wall bill, which I could not find another copy of in libraries worldwide. – The menagerie of J. Schreyer (cf. Wurzbach XXXI, 305) was founded in the year of his/her father Heinrich Schreyer's death (1793-1847), who was an animal trader and menageur, native to Lemberg in Galicia (today Lwiw in Ukraine). The inital ‘J.' most likely stands for his widow, who continued with the menagerie when Heinrich died from typhoid fever shortly after his arrival to Vienna, where the family opened their ‘monkeytheatre' (germ.: Affentheater). The wall bill advertises their travelling menagerie, which consisted mainly of big cats, involving a pair of lions from the Barbary, a black Java leopard (panther), a ‘cruel, spotted hyena from the Cape of God Hope‘ and an African carical (i.e. karakal, a desert lynx). All those animals were tamed and would become part of a spectacular show as illustrated in the wood cut, including their feeding from the mouth of the tamer! Beside these also a marmoset together with its 8 days old child would be on display, as well as several further monkeys and a collection of birds.

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        The Golfers - A Grand Match Played over St. Andrew's Links.'.

      - kolorierter Stahlstich v. E. Wagstaffe n. Charles Lees b. Alexander Hill, dat. 1850, 53 x 86,5 Olman S. 139. - Der britische Künstler Charles Lees (1800-1880) malte das berühmte Spiel in St. Andrews 1847. - Drei Jahre gravierte Charles Wegstaffe den vorliegenden Stich.

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        Erinnerung an Dresden.

      - Lithographie um 1850 v. Gustav Täubert (1817 Dresden - 1913 ebenda) b. Gustav Täubert, Dresden, 36 x 51,5 cm Prächtiges Souvenirblatt. 24 Teilansichten ( je 4x7cm ) umgeben die Stadtansicht "Dresden von der Neustadt aus" (25,5x36 cm). Die kleinen Ansichten: katholische Kirche, Postgebäude, Gallerie Gebäude, Frauenkirche, Hotel de Saxe, Eisenbahnhof, Kreutzkirche, Blockhaus in Neustadt, Tharand, Hoftheater, Orangeriegbäude, Lustschloss Pillnitz, Synagoge, Waldschlößchen, Belvedere auf der Brühlschen Terrasse, Sophienkirche, Altmarkt, Findlaters, Freimaurerloge, Palais im großen Garten, Zwinger, japanisches Palais, Plauischer Grund und Hauptwache in Altstadt. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Newyork aus der Vogelschau. Doppelblattgroße Xylographie um 1850.

      Doppelblattgroße Xylographie mit Ansicht auf Manhattan und die umliegenden Stadtteile aus der Vogelschau. Mit zahlreichen Schiffen, Raddampfern, Segelschiffen usw. Bildgröße: 25 x 51 cm / Blattgröße: 37 x 52 cm. Mit Mittelfalz, Ecken etwas geknickt, sonst wohlerhalten. Aus der * Illustrierten Zeitung Nr. 509 * mit umseitigem Text. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        PHOTOGENIC MANIPULATION: PART II. CONTAINING THE THEORY AND PLAIN INSTRUCTIONS IN THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY, OR THE PRODUCTION OF PICTURES THROUGH THE AGENCY OF LIGHT. DAGUERREOTYPE

      George Knight and Sons, London 1850 - 16mo., 60 pp., illustrations in text, 4 pp. adverts. Original printed paper wrappers. The front wrapper bears the contemporary signature of the original owner and is moderately soiled, with wear and partial separation at the spine. The lower tips of several text leaves are creased. A near very good example, housed in a newly made cloth with paper labels pamphlet case. Initially written by George Thomas Fisher, Jr., and published in 1843 by George Knight in two parts, the first concerned with the paper process, the second with the daguerreian; both with greatly reduced texts. By 1845, the two parts were separated and published independently, and together. In 1848, after Fisher's death, Robert J. Bingham is listed as the author, and the manuals were expanded with new advances in the processes. This 1850 edition is called the fourth edition, as was the 1848 printing. See Gernsheim, INCUNABULA OF BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE, No. 682, and Roosens and Salu No. 6367 which fail to note this 1850 fourth edition. All editions of this work are rare, with WorldCat locating only two copies dated 1850, but both are the fifth edition.

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        AUTO-PHOTOGRAPHIE, OU MÉTHODE DE REPRODUCTION PAR LA LUMIÈRE DES DESSINS, LITHOGRAPHIES, GRAVURES, ETC.; SANS L'EMPLOI DU DAGUERRÉOTYPE

      Paris: Dans les principaus magasins de librairie [ Impr.Bénard et Cie], 1850. Sixth edition. 8vo., 15 pp. Printed stiff wrappers. Aside from a few light spots of foxing and light toning on the corners of the title page, this is a fine and bright copy. House in a cloth over boards pamphlet case with printed labels. This was the first work to suggest the Cliché-Verre process by which a drawing on a coated glass plate could be used as a negative in contact with a silver salted paper to make a positive print. Mathieu also suggested the application of gold toning to intensify the image. "The idea of gold toning paper prints was borrowed from daguerreotypists, who used a mixture of gold chloride and sodium thiosulfate called sel d'or (literally, salt of gold) to intensify and tone their daguerreotypes. This important modification of the original daguerreotype process was discovered in 1840 by the famous French physicist Hippolyte Fizeau, and it soon became standard practice. Not until 1847 was the same idea applied to paper photographs; in that year P. F. Mathieu suggested the technique in a pamphlet entitled Auto-Photographie. Unlike the enthusiastic adoption of 'gilding' by daguerreotypists, gold toning of paper prints did not immediately catch on with photographers. Only when publicized after 1850 in the influential writings on photographic technique by Gustav LeGray did gold toning gain popularity, and then only slowly." From THE ALBUMEN & SALTED PAPER BOOK: THE HISTORY AND PRACTICE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTING, 1840-1895, by James M. Reilly (Rochester: Light Impressions, 1980). WorldCat locates only four copies of the 1847 first edition, and two copies of an 1848 edition, as well as a single copy of a German edition of 1847, and a single copy of a English edition of 1848, and three copies the French edition of 1850 with two different imprints. This would explain the "Sixième Édition" on the imprint. Roosens and Salu No. 1938. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 42 noting the 1847 first edition. Although there are no identifying signature, this copy was purchased from the sale of Alphose Poitevin's library.

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        Vue Generale de Florence

      Parigi 1850 - Bella e rara veduta panoramica di Firenze, presa dalle vicinanze della monumentale Porta Romana. Stampata dall’editore Turgis a Parigi, intorno al 1865. Litografia a colori, ampi margini, titolo in francese e spagnolo, al centro tradotto parzialmente anche in inglese. La casa editrice Turgis fu fondata nel 1828 a Tolosa, ma ben presto fu attiva a Parigi, per avviare poi una filiale anche a New York. L’attività editoriale durò un secolo, prima di terminare nel 1928. Dimensioni 320 485mm

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        Gezicht op de Dam met Beurs van Zocher - Frans Buffa & Zn., ca. 1850.

      ?Amsterdam Gezigt genomen op den Dam. Vue prise sur la place du Dam.? Fraaie lithografie vervaardigd door Bachelier naar een tekening van Chapuy, uitgegeven omstreeks 1850 te Amsterdam door Frans Buffa en Zonen in de reeks Nieuwe Panorama's der Stad Amsterdam. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (incl. titel) 31,5 x 43,5 cmWe zien de Dam in de richting van het Koninklijk Paleis en de Nieuwe Kerk. Op de voorgrond rechts de Nieuwe Beurs, naar ontwerp van architect Jan David Zocher. Dit neoclassicistische beursgebouw verving het oude verzakte beursgebouw van Hendrick de Keyser in 1845.Het gebouw werd niet neergezet op de plaats van de oude beurs, op het Rokin (daar waar tegenwoordig de Industrieele Groote Club huisvest), maar aan de noordzijde van de Dam, op het Damrak, ter plaatse van de Vismarkt. De vismarkt was al verhuisd naar de noordzijde van de Nieuwmarkt.Het ontwerp viel niet bij iedereen in de smaak, maar er waren ook praktische bezwaren. Vanwege het open binnenhof en omdat de nieuwe beurs, in tegenstelling tot die van De Keyser, naar het zuidwesten gericht was, had men, vooral ?s winters, vaak last van ijzige tocht. Spottend sprak men dan ook van ?het togtige wonder van Amsterdam?. Nog geen drie drie jaar na de opening, werd het binnenhof overdekt. Maar de kritiek bleef niet uit. De breedte van het Damrak op de hoek van de Dam bedroeg slechts 15 meter. Toen de beurs gebouwd werd was dit geen probleem, maar toen een paardentramlijn langs het Damrak werd aangelegd naar het Centraal Station, ging dat maar net. Bovendien nam de welvaart na omstreeks 1870 steeds meer toe, waardoor de beurs nu ook te klein was geworden. Het pand werd uiteindelijk gesloopt in 1903 toen Beurs van Berlage haar deuren opende. Thans staat op deze plek de Bijenkorf.Links op de prent staat het Commandantshuis, een huizencomplex dat tijdens de eerste regeringsjaren van koning Willem I in gebruik was als woning van de stadscommandant. Het Commandantshuis stond min of meer in een kwade reuk vanwege een groot openbaar toilet aan de achterzijde. Het pand werd gesloopt in 1912, thans staat hier het Nationaal Monument.Prijs: ?1.100,-.

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        Perroquet Cendre. Plate.

      , 1850. 1850. LEVAILLANT, Francois. BARRABAND, Jacques, artist. Le Perroquet Cendre. Plate from Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets. No place, 19th century. One leaf, measuring 13 by 16-1/2 inches, printed in color and finished by hand. Matted and framed, entire piece measures 18 by 21-1/2 inches. $1750.Engraved plate, by artist Jacques Barraband, from Francois Levaillant's famed Histoire Naturelle des Perroquets, printed in color and finished by hand.This plate, number 100 in the original work, is probably from a later, 19th-century edition of the 1801-05 original work, as the size of the plate is midway between the quarto and folio printings of the first edition. Beautifully framed.

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        Schrecklicher Kinder- u Selbstmord, Zu Holzkirchen am 25ten Februar...

      1850. Lurid German Broadside Commemorating a Mother Who Killed Her Children, then Committed Suicide [Broadside] [Murder/Suicide]. [Bavaria, Germany]. Schrecklicher Kinder- u. Selbstmord, Zu Holzkirchen am 25ten Februar 1850. [Holzkirchen, Germany], 1850. 10" x 8-1/4" broadside. Verse text in two columns divided by vertical black rule, large woodcut vignette of murder scene below large woodcut title. Light toning and minor edgewear, otherwise fine. * Using a kitchen knife, a distraught mother killed her two children, one 6 months old, the other 4. She then stabbed herself fatally. The bodies were found in the woods near Holzkirchen, a small city in Upper Bavaria. The text recounts the event without any explanation of the mother's motive. It is simply "a terrible child-murder and suicide." Pfister, who recorded this broadside, identifies the woman, Therese Pitzer, a schoolteacher in Holzkirchen. Pfister, Kunstsammlung Pfister Munchen: Verzeichniss einer Collection Monacensia, Bavarica u.A II:3253.

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        Eastern Goldfinch

      Vol V Hart after Gould Eastern Goldfinch An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'Birds of Asia', 1850-83 530 x 360 mm approx £395

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        Views in Bournemouth, Hants. From Sketches by N(sic).D. The Profits will be in aid of the Funds for Schools and School-houses at Bournemouth.

      London : Lithographed, Printed and Published by Dickinson & Co., 114, New Bond Street. n.d. (c. 1850). Oblong folio, 550 x 365mm, title-page and 4 hand-coloured lithographs, buff front wrapper with "£1" added in ink after the word Price, (no back wrapper), rectangular piece cut from lower margin of wrapper and replaced, (corresponding cut in title-page mended) small piece missing from upper right corner, some foxing and marginal staining on all plates.Very rare. The only reference that we have found to this work is Abbey Scenery no.51 which is now at the Mellon Centre for British Art at Yale. The misprint on the title-page of the artist's initial is not noticed by either Abbey or Yale.

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        [Manuscript] Journal Kept during my voyage to and from and tour in Europe. Embracing the period of time between April 17th 1849 and January 1st 1850

      [Portland, Maine], 1850. Three quarter black morocco over pebbled cloth boards, gilt rules, five raised bands, compartments lettered in gilt. Boards soiled and worn in spots, top quarter of leaves dampstained through most of the volume, with first dozen or so leaves including blanks more heavily, front endpaper torn at top edge, but easily legible throughout. Binders note on first blank.. [i], 304 pp., [6]. Josiah Pierce (1827-1913) a 1846 graduate of Bowdoin College, was the son of Josiah and Evelina Lewis Pierce of Gorham, Maine. He studied law with his father. At age 22 it was time for a grand tour of Europe on his own, a nine month excursion of the sights of the cities and long hikes in the countryside. All in all he covered 11,986 & 5/8th miles. Once in England and Europe, he traveled to London aboard the Devonshire, then to Scotland and Wales, on to the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and France, with nearly a fifth of his trip on foot. As he notes in the small preface to the Journal, the words were for himself only, without revision, but he has no doubt that someone other than himself would read them at some time. On the trip out he reports: "This evening I witnessed the rare phenomenon of a bow of light reflected on the northern sky by the rays of the moon being refracted through the drops of a shower. It was called a Moon-bow by some of the passengers." On July 1st, after a late night reading Scott's "Lady of the Lake" not far from the locale in which the story takes place, he writes: "It is raining heavily this morning. A party has just driven away in a post chaise looking lively and comfortable, snugly wrapped up with the windows of the carriage closed. I felt my loneliness when I saw them." On August 12th in Baden Baden he notes: "This beautiful watering place... is delightfully situated in a deep valley among mountains dark with trees: steeply above the entrance to the village on the left looms the ruins of an old castle." The last six pages are detailed listings of placed visited, distances traveled, and mode of transportation. A collection of Pierce's correspondence to his parents during this trip are at the Maine Historical Society and can be found online at "mainememory" along with extensive files in the Pierce Family Collection. Upon his return Pierce became one of three managing directors of the Portland Lyceum, trying unsuccessfully to get both Emerson and Thoreau to visit. In 1855, he was appointed U.S. Secretary of Legation to Russia where he remained off and on in diplomatic and private posts until 1870 and received a Knighthood of the 3rd Class of the Order of St. Anne from the Emperor. "Yankee Wanderer, Josiah Pierce 1827-1913" was written by William Curtis Pierce, the manuscript residing at the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Included are two leaves duplicating items in the book, and two small loose etchings clipped from another volume.

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        Geschichte der Zürcherischen Artillerie [1346 - 1815]. [20 Teile komplett].

      4, 864 S., 20 gestochene oder lithogr. Taf. (davon 2 farb.), Brosch., Umschläge oft tlw. ausgeblichen, oft Rückenverluste an den Kapitalen, 1 Umschlag läd., rund 10 Taf. stockfl. (meist an den Stegen), 3 gebräunt Nr. 62 Bindung lose Textbl. meist frisch. (= Neujahrsblätter herausgegeben von der Feuerwerker-Gesellschaft in Zürich, Nr. 45/1850 - Nr. 64/1869). Rohr S. 69 - 71 (Nr. 685 - 704). Von 1346: Urkundlich begründete Nachricht von gegossenem Geschütze aus Flandern bis 1815: Pariser Friedensschluss vom 21. November 1815. Die Nr. 64 enthält die chronologische Übersicht. Ab 1851 mit zahlreichen interessanten genealogischen Angaben zu Persönlichkeiten des Feuerwerkercollegiums, Zeugherren und Artilleristen und Nachrichten zu ihren Biographien (Rohr, S. 69) - Mit Franz Hegis letzter Arbeit in der Nr. 45, die Tafeln der frühen Nr. oft gezeichnet von J. Oeri. Die Tafeln zeigen Geschütze in Aktion, Musterungen, Belagerungen, Beschiessungen, Artillerielager, Ausmärsche etc.

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        Gesamtansicht aus der halben Vogelschau ('Aspect Général De Paris. - Vue Prise A Vol D' Oiseau Du Jardin Des Plantes.').

      - Aquatinta v. A. Appert n. Friedrich Salathé b. A. Appert & A. Salmon in Paris, um 1850, 56,5 x 83,5 Thieme-Becker, Künstler-Lexikon, Bd. II, S. 39 (A. Appert, französischer Radierer in Tuschmanier, war um 1840 in Paris tätig und führte Ansichten von Paris, London, Rom und Neapel im Stich aus, nach Lassus, Testard, Salathé u. Chapuis.); Thieme-Becker, Künstler-Lexikon, Bd. XXIX, S. 336 (Friedrich Salathé, Landschafts- u. Architekturmaler, Aquatintastecher u. Radierer. Geboren am 11.1.1793 in Binningen bei Basel; gestorben 12.5.1858 in Paris. Schüler des Peter Birmann, befreundet mit Samuel Birmann. 1815-1821 in Rom u. Neapel. 1821-1823 Vedutenstecher in Basel. Seit 1823 in Paris. .).

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        FIRST SPIRAL NEBULAE OBSERVATION: "Observations on the Nebulae" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 140 for the Year 1850 Part II, pp. 499-514)

      London: Royal Society of London, 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. William Parson's (1800-1867) paper first identifies the spiral nebulae. See also our #27509 by Parsons, credited as Lord Oxmantown, in his 1840 article "An Account of Experiments on the Reflecting Telescope" (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. 130 for the Year 1840 Part II, pp. 503-527), which provided the technology enabling him to identify the spiral nebulae. vii, [297]-844, 13 pp. 4to. Library binding, tan leather spine with gold embossed titling. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Numerous folding plates that illustrate articles. Pages were trimmed slightly when rebound.

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        A New Map of the United States of America

      Pennsylvania: Mitchell's Universal Atlas, 27.25" x 17". Entered 1850 by Thomas Cowperthwait, Clerks Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Colored inserts of Washington, D.C., and the Gold Regions of California, showing all the towns in th e Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys. Also shows railroads, canals, battle fields, capitals of states, etc. Territories shown are Indian, Minnesota, Missouri or NorthWest territory, Oregon, Utah and N ew Mexico. Edges slightly browning, borders and edges good. Colors are bright and clear. All very good condition. Large map shipped flat..

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        A monograph of the odontophorinae, or partridges of America

      London: Published by the author, 1850. FIRST EDITION. Complete with half title, list of subscribers, and 32 magnificent hand-coloured plates by Gould and Henry Constantine Richter. Contemporary morocco with elaborately gilt decorated spine, insignificant repair on spine, all edges gilt, marbled paste-downs; some light spotting on first and last blank leaves, otherwise an excellent copy. First edition of Gould's splendid folio on the partridges of America, in which he celebrates the unassuming game bird in a grand and sumptuous style. He here expertly illustrates 35 partridge species in their natural surroundings, greatly enlarging their recorded number. Each spectacular plate is accompanied by detailed information on each figure, including measurements, behavior, and habitats.Gould (1804-81), one of the most innovative, productive, and versatile ornithological illustrators of the nineteenth century, began his study of birds and taxidermy while assisting his father at Windsor. He became taxidermist to the Zoological Society of London in 1827 and began publishing his own books on birds beginning in 1832 with his landmark work A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains. "In the field of natural history the accomplishments of John Gould are truly monumental. No other ornithologist has ever exceeded (or will ever exceed) the number of Gould's bird discoveries and the magnitude and splendor of his folio publications" (Sauer, John Gould, xv).

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        Souvenirblatt ( Mittelbild umgeben von 10 Teilansichten.

      - Lithographie v. Leonhard Diefenbach, um 1850, 35 x 44 Seltene Ansicht. Das Mittelbild - ein Gesamtansicht von Hadamar (15 x 25 cm.) - ist umgeben von 10 Teilansichten. Diese zeigen: den Herzensberg, die (Lahn)brücke u. d. Mönchberg, der Hammer, Eingang in die Pfarrkirche, der mittlere Schlosshof, der neue Eingang in das Gymnasium u. ein Theil des Turnplatzes, der obere Marktplatz, die alte Pfarrkirche, das Rathaus, die Brücke u. das Schloss.

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