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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.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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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,-.

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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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

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery ABAA/ILAB]
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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).

      [Bookseller: B & L Rootenberg Rare Books & Manuscript]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Gesamtansicht, "Wiesbaden".

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte n. Sachs b. Flocker, um 1850, 31,8 x 45,8 Seltene Gesamtansicht von Wiesbaden. Mittig die im Jahr 1849 erbaute neue kath. Kirche.

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        [Manuscript Document calling for the people of Tehuantepec to join the revolt. Beginning] "El ciudadano José Gregorio Melendez Gral. de Division y Comandante en jefe de las fuerzas de Juchitan. A los Tehuantepecanos...."

      [Juchitan / Chiapas, Mexico], 1850. Broadside. A very good copy, tiny tear at one edge, minor creasing, fold, old stab marks at margin.. 1 sheet. Jose Gregorio Melendez (1793-1853) was long a leader in the Zapotec peoples' rebellions against the state government's control of local resources including land and salt, with uprisings in 1827, 1834, 1844-45, 1847, and finally in 1850-53 during which period this call for support was issued. Though Benito Juarez, who was interim governor of Oaxaca, appointed Melendez as coronel of the National Guard of the Isthmus, which made him defacto head of the armed forces created to defend against the U.S. invasion of the port of Coatzacoalcos, that only increased the conflict, and in early March 1850, Melendez routed the garrison at Tehuantepec. He and about 1000 men fled to Juchitian, while Juarez refused to negotiate. After more bloody battles, Melendez retired to Chiapas, but eventually fearing persecution there, fled back to the Isthmus, inflicting further havoc, and, as this document shows, tried to expand the base of his rebellion: "A los Tehuantepecanos. Yo soy el hombre, a quien todos vosotros debeis conocer, por el que defendiendo siempre los principios de libertados ha dado las garantías desde el ańo de 1847, la y la propiedad de nuestros hogares. Recordad, que yo he sido vuestro gobernador, vuestra autoridad política, y el hombre que, colocado al frente de vuestros negocios, os ha sabido guardar y defender. Tehuantepanecos: Auxiliares todos de los Barrios żme teneis fe? Unios a mi causa; yo os protejo..." "...do you all have faith in me? Unite to my cause; I will protect you all; I will care for you all..." Dated: "Juchitan Noviembre 17 de 1850= Jose Gregorio Melendez." This is a copy, most likely of a broadside, from the "Secretaria del Gobierno del Estado Libre y Soberano de Chiapas." Scribal signature illegible. We could locate no other documents by Melendez nor this revolt. A scarce document from a period in Mexican history now forgotten (See: żQuién fue José Gregorio Meléndez? in Revista Guidxizá, número 16, junio de 2011).

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        [Manuscript Document calling for the people of Tehuantepec to join the revolt. Beginning] "El ciudadano José Gregorio Melendez Gral. de Division y Comandante en jefe de las fuerzas de Juchitan. A los Tehuantepecanos...."

      [Juchitan / Chiapas, Mexico], 1850. Broadside. A very good copy, tiny tear at one edge, minor creasing, fold, old stab marks at margin.. 1 sheet. Jose Gregorio Melendez (1793-1853) was long a leader in the Zapotec peoples' rebellions against the state government's control of local resources including land and salt, with uprisings in 1827, 1834, 1844-45, 1847, and finally in 1850-53 during which period this call for support was issued. Though Benito Juarez, who was interim governor of Oaxaca, appointed Melendez as coronel of the National Guard of the Isthmus, which made him defacto head of the armed forces created to defend against the U.S. invasion of the port of Coatzacoalcos, that only increased the conflict, and in early March 1850, Melendez routed the garrison at Tehuantepec. He and about 1000 men fled to Juchitian, while Juarez refused to negotiate. After more bloody battles, Melendez retired to Chiapas, but eventually fearing persecution there, fled back to the Isthmus, inflicting further havoc, and, as this document shows, tried to expand the base of his rebellion: "A los Tehuantepecanos. Yo soy el hombre, a quien todos vosotros debeis conocer, por el que defendiendo siempre los principios de libertados ha dado las garantías desde el aÅ„o de 1847, la y la propiedad de nuestros hogares. Recordad, que yo he sido vuestro gobernador, vuestra autoridad política, y el hombre que, colocado al frente de vuestros negocios, os ha sabido guardar y defender. Tehuantepanecos: Auxiliares todos de los Barrios żme teneis fe? Unios a mi causa; yo os protejo..." "...do you all have faith in me? Unite to my cause; I will protect you all; I will care for you all..." Dated: "Juchitan Noviembre 17 de 1850= Jose Gregorio Melendez." This is a copy, most likely of a broadside, from the "Secretaria del Gobierno del Estado Libre y Soberano de Chiapas." Scribal signature illegible. We could locate no other documents by Melendez nor this revolt. A scarce document from a period in Mexican history now forgotten (See: żQuién fue José Gregorio Meléndez? in Revista Guidxizá, número 16, junio de 2011).

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        Wanderings of a Pilgrim, in Search of the Picturesque , During Four-And-twenty Years in the East; with Revelations of Life in the Zenana

      Pelham Richardson, London 1850 - Two volumes. Thick 4to, period 3/4 vellum and marbled boards; gilt-decorated red leather labels, a little chipped, lacking the W from Wanderings in the label on the first volume. Some spotting on the uncolored plates and a few spots on some colored plates. Still a very attractive set, with the folding lithograph of the Himalayas present in an end pocket. Fifty lithograph plates by herself, her friends and Indian artists, of which 19 are colored, chromolithographed or tinted. An engaging and readable travel memoir of the period, written by the wife of a writer for the East India Company, chiefly about India although two plates deal with African subjects.She sailed without her husband up the Jumna River to Agra and up the Ganges to Fatehgarh and spent nearly a year in the Himalayas. Speaking fluent Hindustani, she studied and sketched the people, plant, animal and insect life. References: ODNB: "Reviewers noted the accuracy, detail and range of observation- as well as the unusual character of the authoress." Abbey, Travel, 476 Size: Thick 4to [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE KICKLEBURYS ON THE RHINE.

      London:: Smith, Elder & Co.,. 1850.. First edition. Illustrated with 15 HAND-COLORED PLATES, including the title vignette and frontispiece. In a lovely, full red leather, gilt-stamped binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for Brentano's WITH ORIGINAL COVERS BOUND IN. Small shelf label on front pastedown, free endpaper edges darkened where offset from inner dentelles, outer hinges rubbed, otherwise near fine. Thackeray (1811 - 1863) was famous for his satirical works, particularly VANITY FAIR, a panoramic portrait of English society. This is one of his five short "Christmas Books" criticizing English nobility which he wrote under his pen name, M. A. Titmarsh. .

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        Beiträge zur Geschichte der Familie Maness; Beiträge zur Geschichte der Familie Maness (Fortsetzung und Schluss).

      Zürich, Orell, Füssli und Comp. 1849-1850. - 2 in 1 Band. 26,5x21 cm. 47 S. mit 2 altkolorierten Aquatinta-Tafeln, 1 gestoch. kolor. Tafel und 1 gefalt. Stammtafel. Schlichter Kt.-Bd. mit Papierschild am Rücken und auf dem Vorderdeckel, beide OBr.-Vorderdeckel eingebunden. Die 2 Aquatinta: "Die Ueberreste des Schlosses Manegg bei Zürich" mit Blick gegen den Obersee, nach Burri, gest. von Ruff und "Der Hardthurm bei Zürich" mit Blick gegen Wipkingen, nach Brüllmann, gest. von Siegfried. Die kolorierte Tafel "Die Kapelle S. Gilg (jetzt S. Gilgen) zu Unter-Leimbach. - Sauberes Exemplar. Eines der sehr seltenen altkolorierten Exemplaren. =Neujahrsblatt herausgegeben von der Stadtbibliothek in Zürich auf das Jahr 1849-1850. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Steam Packet: a Tale of the River and the Ocean

      London: Willoughby & Co, 1850. Later edition, bound from 40 penny parts. Engraved frontispiece portrait and plate ("The Luminaries"), 17 engraved plates; [i], v, 313 pp., + [8] pp. catalog. 8vo. Contemporary brown cloth, covers blindstamped, spine giltstamped, light wear, front cover tender; very good. Later edition, bound from 40 penny parts. Engraved frontispiece portrait and plate ("The Luminaries"), 17 engraved plates; [i], v, 313 pp., + [8] pp. catalog. 8vo. A Pickwick-inspired novel, first published by Emans in 1844. Summers, p. 152 (this ed. only)

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        Nouvelle Iconographie des Camellias Contenant les Figures et la Description des plus Rares, des plus Nouvelles et des plus Belles Variétés de ce Genre. 2 Vols. Tome II & Tome III. First editions.

      Gand( Ghent), Belgium: Ambroise and Alexandre Verschaffelt,1849-1850. - 16.5 x 24.5 cm. Quarter brown morocco and marbled boards, green morocco spine labels with gilt lettering. With 96 color lithographs. Sacheverell Sitwell, Great Flower Books,1700-1900, p. 161."The work is one of the rarest and greatest of the nineteenth-century camellia iconographies. The Verschaffelts were a family of nurserymen specializing in camellias and published this book really as a catalogue of newly introduced species and recently developed hybrids which were available from their nurseries" (De Belder). Published in monthly parts between 1848 and 1860, with each issue containing four plates. Complete and even nearly complete sets are very scarce, especially with complete plates in such good conditionCondition:Light wear and soiling to bindings, rubbing to extremities, some volumes with private library stamps on preliminary pages, light occasional foxing to tissue guards, light toning and occasional bit of offsetting to plates, all plates present with vibrant colors and no tears; very good.From the library of the great 19th Century tenor and rose cultivator Giulio Perotti .Giulio Perotti (* 13. März 1841 in Ueckermünde als Julius Prott; ? 28.Februar 1901 in Mailand) war ein deutscher Tenor, Opernsänger und Rosenzüchter.Giulio Perotti fue el nombre artístico de Julius Prott (Ueckermünde, Mecklemburgo-Pomerania Occidental, Alemania, 13 de marzo de 1841 - Milán, Italia, 28 de febrero de 1901), fue un tenor alemán.Giulio Perotti, real name Julius Prott (1841-1901), German opera singerThe Verschaffelts were a family of Belgian nurserymen specializing in camellias. They published the newly introduced species and hybrids in this very rare and monumental work from 1848-1860. It continues Lorenzo Berlèse's work Iconographie du genre Camellia. The fine plates were drawn by Bernard Léon, L. Stroobant and son. References: Nissen BBI 2056; Great flower books p. 85; Stafleu & Cowan 16.057. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vermischte Schriften. Vier Bände in zweien, so komplett.

      Leipzig, Weber / Brockhaus ( Bd. 4). 1842- 1850. - alte Halbleinenbände mit marmorierten Papierbezügen. ca. 16,5 x 10,00 cm. VII, 254, II, 283 / VI, 279, 223 Seiten. je ausgestrichener Name im Vorsatz, je fehlender fliegender Vorsatz, handschriftliches Monogramm auf Titel von alter Hand. wenig stockfleckig / durchgehend etwas braunfleckig, anfangs stärker. Bd. I: Rücken unten einseitig ca. 5 cm, oben beidseitig ca. 2 cm angeplatzt. Bd. II: Rücken obeneinseitig ca. 2 cm angeplatzt. Kanten teils durchrieben, Ecken teils durchstossen. mit den Mängeln gute feste Exemplare. Inhalt: 1. Öffentliches Leben in Deutschland 1838-1842 / 2. Vermittelungen. Kritiken und Charakteristiken / 3. Mosaik. Novellen und Skizzen / 4°. Vor- und Nachmärzliches. in deutscher Sprache [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London: T. & R. Willats, 1850. First English language edition. 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.

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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

      London: George Knight and Sons, 1850. Fourth edition. 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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        Sur une nouvelle fonction du foie chez l'homme et les animaux. In Comptes rendus 31 (complete volume), pp. 571-574

      Paris 1850 - [4], 956pp. 265 x 214 mm. Library buckram; stamps/bookplate of the Wright-patterson Technical Library, Library of Congress duplicate stamp. Occasional foxing and staining but very good. First edition of the first announcement of the glycogenic function of the liver. Dibner 131. Horblit 11a. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ludwig XV. Enthüllungen aus dem pariser Hofleben. Übersetzt von W. Coroay.

      Wien, Leipzig; Julius Neidl., 1850 - 5 Teile, 120, 120, 116, 96, 96 Seiten, gebunden in 2 Bänden. Leinen mit Buntpapierbezug der Zeit, grünes Rückenschild, Einbände wenig berieben, Druckbild lt. nachgedunkelt, sonst guter Zustand. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 900 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Lebende ABC [The Living ABC]

      Verlag Von Joseph Scholz, Mainz, Germany 1850 - Mainz, Germany: Verlag Von Joseph Scholz, 1850. Undated. ca. 1850s. In German. Scarce ABC book with eight hand colored lithographs of animals in intriguing scenes. Decorative stiff softcover with American publisher - John Weik, Philadelphia - on front cover, German publisher on title page, 17cm tall, 16 pages. Some shelf soil and edgewear to the covers, lighter colored area at upper left, some closed surface splits to spine covering, sound text block, lightly foxed but clean pages, no names or other markings. Soft Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Poems

      The First Published Edition of Elizabeth Barrett Browningís ìSonnets from the PortugueseîBROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Poems. New edition. In two volumes. London: Chapman & Hall, 1850.Second edition, but the first to include the celebrated ìSonnets from the Portugueseî (Volume II, pp. 438-480). Barnesís ìSecond stateî with publisherís imprint at foot of title-page: ìChapman & Hall, 193 Piccadilly (Late 186 Strand).î Two small octavo volumes (6 11/16 x 4 1/4 inches; 170 x 107 mm). xii, [1]-362, [2]; viii, [1]-480 pp. With half-titles in each volume. A three-page manuscript "Forward" tipped-in between the title-page and dedication page in volume I, signed and dated "T.H./8/8/10."Original publisher's slate-blue cloth. Covers stamped in blind. Spines ruled and lettered in gilt (in the presumably first binding state, without ìLondonî). Fore-edge and top edge untrimmed. Bindings slightly skewed. Spines lightly sunned. Inner hinges with some hairline cracks, but firm. Light shelf-wear and corners slightly bumped. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown of each volume. A two-inch closed tear to outer margin of page 317, not affecting text. Overall a very nice, almost fine set. In custom full morocco clamshell.ìThis, the Second, but greatly enlarged, Edition of Mrs. Browningís Poems is of considerable interest and importance, and its claim to rank as a princeps is fully justified. In it the forty-three Sonnets from the Portuguese were for the first time given to the public. In it also the second translation of the Prometheus Bound of ∆schylus first appeared, in addition to the other pieces notes below. The lengthy Preface which appeared in the edition of 1844 was canceled, and replaced by a short prefatory Advertisementî (Wise).Ashley I, p. 95. Barnes A6. John Carter, ìMrs. Browningís Poems 1850,î TLS, 30 May 1936. Tinker 399. Wise, A Browning Library, p. 80. Wise, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 7 (pp. 61-66).HBS 67838.$12,500

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        Rotterdam, Oude Haven - Sabatier, ca. 1850.

      DE OUDE HAVEN TE ROTTERDAM.?Rotterdam Le Port?. Lithografie gemaakt door L?on Jean-Babtiste Sabatier, uitgegeven rond 1850 door Jacomme voor Bulla & Jouy te Parijs, Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 39,5 x 57 cm.Rond 1850 heeft Rotterdam nog de kenmerkende driehoeksvorm, die begrensd wordt door de vestinggrachten aan Coolsingel en Goudsesingel en door de Maas.Rotterdam is een kleine maar aardige stad, die op menige buitenstaander indruk maakt. Het welgestelde deel van de Rotterdammers woont bezuiden de Hoogstraat, waar de havens zijn. In dit buitendijkse deel van Rotterdam, de ?Waterstad? (op de prent links), houden eb en vloed de grachten schoon. In het binnendijkse deel van de stadsdriehoek, benoorden de Hoogstraat, wonen dichtopeengepakt de arbeiders die in de haven en de industrie werken. Dit overbevolkte deel van de stad stinkt omdat menselijk en dierlijk afval (illegaal) in het nagenoeg stilstaande water in sloten en grachten wordt gestort.Halverwege de negentiende eeuw veranderde het karakter van de Rotterdamse haven. Lange tijd had het accent gelegen op de zogeheten ?eigenhandel?: handelaren kochten goederen in, sloegen die op in pakhuizen en verkochten ze weer. Rond 1850 werd de ?transitohandel? belangrijker: de klanten in het (veelal Duitse) achterland kochten hun handelswaar direct bij de producent en lieten ze in Rotterdam, eventueel na bewerking, alleen nog maar overslaan op binnenvaartschepen.Op de prent zien we in de Oude Haven, tussen Geldersche kaai en Spaansche kaai, zee- en binnenvaartschepen in de weer. In de verte torent de Laurenskerk.L?on Jean-Babtiste Sabatier (? - 1887) was een Franse schilder, graveur en tekenaar die meerdere schilderachtige stadsgezichten maakte. Hij exposeerde in de Salon te Parijs van 1827 tot 1870 en kreeg een bronzen medaille in 1839. Een ander stadsgezicht gemaakt door Sabatier vindt u hier.Prijs: ?2.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        The Present State of Moral Principle in the Supreme Government of the British Colonial Empire... Not Published.

      London: Prined by G. Barclay, 1850. Slim octavo, 45 pp., in recent tan half calf, marbled boards. Very rare privately published work by the former Governor of South Australia, and the last serious effort he made to rehabilitate his reputation in his vicious quarrels with his successor, George Grey.Gawler, who had been Governor of South Australia from 1838-41, had returned to London with his reputation in tatters, in no small part due to the energetic self-promotion of Governor Grey. Gawler had petitioned hard to have his efforts recognised, but was trumped by Grey at every turn, and by the late 1840s had all but given up any public role. It is interesting, therefore, that in 1850 he wrote the present work, 'a petition to the Queen seeking redress for the injustices done to him by successive secretaries of state. He accused George Grey of dishonesty and claimed that through his own efforts South Australia was 'the only cheap and brilliantly successful new colony in modern history'. On 11 July 1850 he was informed that Earl Grey had laid the petition before the Queen 'but could not advise her Majesty to give any orders on the subject' (ADB).Gawler's publication is understandably rare. Ferguson originally found only a copy in the then Public Library of South Australia, and another has since been noted in the National Library. Very good.

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        Carte routière et vicinale de l'arrondissement de Lodève dressée sous l'administration de Monsieur Balland, Préfet de l'Hérault, de Monsieur Alazard sous Préfet par Blanc, Agent Voyer ordinaire et Duviol, Agent Voyer conducteur, dessinateur

      1850. Vers 1850. Superbe carte monumentale entoilée manuscrite, encre et aquarelle, de 6 feuilles mesurant en totalité 1, 20 mêtre sur 1,32 mètre. Chaque feuille de 60 x 44 cm. L'ensemble replié dans un étui cartonné, titre sur une vignette contrecollée. Echelle de 23 dix millième de mètres pour 100 mètres. On notera une grande précision dans le dessin quant aux chemins vicinaux, à l'habitat, aux noms des Hameaux, Mas, Lieux dits, Riviéres ou Ruisseaux, Moulins ou Usines, Auberges, Relais de Poste, Eglises, Ponts, Ruines, Bergeries avec noms des propriétaires etc. Etui un peu frotté, vignette contrecollée tachée. Très bel état de la carte.

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        Gesamtansicht, ( Aufsicht), "Bremen".

      - altgouachierter Stahlstich v. French n. Payne, um 1850, 20 x 33,5 Selten, weil altkoloriert. - Die Ansicht allseitig beschnitten und altmontiert.

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        Souvenirvedute in Rosenform ('Die Rhein Rose N°. II).

      - Stahlstich b. Carl Adler in Hamburg, um 1850, 26,5 (Durchmesser) Stula, S. 143 II. - Souvenirvedute in Rosenform mit 28 Ansichten. - Die beiden Deckblätter in Farblithographie. - Die Ansichten zeigen: Boppard, Dorf Altenahr, Neuwied, Schloß Altenahr, Andernach, Blankenheim, Schloß Rheineck, Schloß Brühl, Alte Markt in Köln, Dom Innenansicht in Köln, Düsseldorf, Markt in Düsseldorf, Silberschmelze, Oberlahnstein, Lindenbach, Kath. Kirche (Spiess), Braubach u. die Marksburg, Abteikirche Maria-Laach, Stolzenfels (2x), Koblenz, Koblenz u. Ehrenbreitstein, Rolandseck, Drachenfels u. Nonnenwerth, Apollinariskirche bei Remagen, Grosse kgl. Hof in Bonn, Domkirche zu Bonn, Nassau u. Dom zu Limburg. - Mit original Umschlag. - Die Rose minmal stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Souvenirvedute in Rosenform ('Rose von Ems').

      - kolorierter Stahlstich b. Carl Adler in Hamburg, um 1850, 26 (Durchmesser) Stula, S. 143. - Souvenirvedute in Rosenform mit 28 Ansichten. - Die beiden Deckblätter in Farblithographie. - Die Ansichten zeigen: Bad Ems, Spurkenburg, Kurhaus (2x), Kursaal, Nivern, Kesselbrunnen, Dausenau, Hotel D'Angleterre, Hotel des Quatres Tours, Ems, Abtei Arnstein, Silberschmelze, Oberlahnstein, Lindenbach, Kath. Kirche (Spiess), Braubach u. die Marxburg, Abtei Maria-Laach, Stolzenfels (2x), Kurhaus, Koblenz, Koblenz u. Ehrenbreitstein, Rolandseck, Drachenfels u. Nonnenwerth, Apollinariskirche bei Remagen, Frosse, Kgl. Hof in Bonn, Domkirche zu Bonn, Nassau u. Dom zu Limburg. - Mit original Umschlag. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Erinnerung an Glückstadt. 24 Ansichten von Holstein enthaltend'.

      - Stahlstich b. Carl Adler in Hamburg, um 1850, 25 cm (Durchmesser) Stula S. 143. - Souvenirvedute in Rosenform mit 24 Ansichten. - Die Ansichten zeigen Glückstadt, Uetersen, Lütjenburg, Itzehoe, Kalkberge bei Segeberg, Meldorf, Hessenstein, Kirche in Wilster, Bloomburg, Rastorfer Papiermühle, Kiel, Schloß in Kiel, Bahnhof in Kiel, Plön, Marktplatz in Kiel, Eutin, Bade-Anstalt in Kiel, Rendsburg, Felsenkeller bei Kiel, Tivoli in Kiel, Preetz, Schloss Knoop, Düstenbrok bei Kiel u. Bellevue bei Kiel. - Der original Umschlag mit Ansicht von Glückstadt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New York 1850 ? Louis Le Breton.

      NEW YORK 1850 ?BUSTLING WITH ENERGYLithograph by Auguste Bry after the design of Louis Le Breton, published in Paris by E. Savary around 1850. Coloured by a later hand. Size (image): 32,5 x 48,5 cmLouis Le Breton (1818-1866) was a surgeon in the French Navy from 1836-48. During that period he made several very long expeditions including Dumont d'Urville's second circumnavigation (1837-40) aboard the Astrolabe. During that journey and on subsequent trips, he made drawings and watercolour views of noteworthy places, including Sacramento and San Francisco, New Orleans and Boston, Rio de Janeiro, sites in Oceania, New Zealand and Africa, as well as this view approaching New York. Le Breton's watercolours of the Astrolabe voyage were exhibited at the Salon de Paris during the years 1841-48.The boat in this New York scene is a paddlewheel steamship-triple masted sailing ship: the smoky, dangerous transitional boats that ultimately became all steam and built of steel. We see it steam, pumping out a black funnel of smoke, towards the East River, Fort William on Governor's Island on the right, Fort Clinton at the Battery on the left. As we look at the city, there are a number of fanciful architectural additions mixed with the buildings that were actually there. This is however clearly based on first-hand impressions. The scene the visitor to New York in the 1840s encountered would have been nearly overwhelming. There were far more boats in the harbour than there are today. The lower portion of the island was lined with piers and warehouses. There was an immense amount of activity , both import and export, rapidly establishing New York as the primary American port.Le Breton, in a characteristically French way, added elegant turrets and spires and made the warehouses more evocative than they could have been, but in all communicating a true impression of a city exuding energy.Price: ? 2.950,- (incl. frame).

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        Des Prisonniers, de l'Emprisonnement et des Prisons

      Paris, Germer-Baillière, 1850, in 8°, de XV-522 pp., pl. veau vert olive époque, double encadr. doré sur les plats, dos lisse à filets dorés, rel. lég. frottée, coiffe sup. et coins usés, nbr. rousseurs. Bel envoi de l'auteur: " L'auteur à sa cousine Melle Emma Lefeuvre, témoignage de sincère affection, G. F." Edition originale. Nommé en 1842 inspecteur du service médical des maisons centrales, le Dr. Ferrus s'acquitta de ses nouvelles fonctions avec son zèle accoutumé, visitant les condamnés, se rendant compte de leur mode d'existence, de leur installation, de leurs besoins, étudiant en détail les différentes geôles. C'est le résultat de ses recherches qu'il expose ici. ¶ Semelaigne Pionniers psy. I,163 - Petit Ces Peines Obscures, p. 687.

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        [ALBUMEN PRINT PORTRAIT DR. KANE, PHYSICIAN, IN HONG KONG]

      [Hong Kong, 1850. Albumen photographic print from an original daguerreotype, 12 x 8 1/2 inches, mounted on brown paper, 13 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Print slightly wrinkled, upper right corner chipped. Mounting paper chipped and torn at bottom (no loss to print or inscription). 19th-century pencil inscription on brown paper underneath photograph, "Dr. Kane, Hongkong." In very good condition. A fine photographic portrait of a Dr. Kane, in Hong Kong in the 1850s. The three-quarter view shows Kane dressed in formal suit jacket, shirt, and bow tie holding a cane while sitting in a chair. Evidently a British doctor at the colony of Hong Kong in the mid-19th century. DAB X, pp.256-57. ANB 5, pp.368-69.

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