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        Malby's terrestrial globe.[London], Malby & Co. (engraved by Chas. Malby), 1 January 1848. Diameter: 45.5 cm (18 inch), height in stand: 64.5 cm. An engraved terrestrial globe with 12 gores and 2 polar caps over a plaster-covered core, and the engraved horizon ring on the wooden stand, all coloured by a contemporary hand. In a contemporary wooden stand with 3 turned legs supporting the horizon ring, and 3 turned stretchers with a cylindrical centrepiece with a knob on the underside. Further with a contemporary brass hour circle and a slightly later iron meridian ring (and probably the axis pivots).

      Cf. British Library on-line cat. BLL01013005847; Dekker, GLB0081; Dunn & Wallis, British globes up to 1850 (1999) 209 & 443; World in your hands (Rudolph Schmidt coll.) 7.12 & 7.13; Yonge, Early globes (1968), p. 46. Only recorded copy of the 1848 edition (preceded only by one recorded copy of 1846 edition) of Malby's 18 inch (45.5 cm) terrestrial globe, the largest he engraved and much rarer than his 12 inch globe. It shows small pieces of the Antarctic coast, noting sightings and explorations from 1831 to 1841. In Africa it shows Lake "Nyassi", discovered by Candido José da Costa Cardoso in 1846, but most of equatorial Africa and the Congo remain uncharted territory. "Oregon", officially made a United States territory in 1848, shows the boundary with "British America" agreed at the 1846 Oregon treaty. Alaska is still "Russian America. Texas is part of the United States, as are California and most of Arizona. The Revolution of 1848 has not yet affected the boundaries of the Austrian Empire. "Debai" (Dubai) is shown on the Gulf coast, only 15 years after the al-Maktoum dynasty took charge of it in 1833.The globe seems to be intended especially for navigational use, with not only a grid of parallels and meridians, but also the irregular curved lines indicating the variation of magnetic from geographic north ("isogones"). Malby seems to be the first and almost the only globe maker to show them.The horizon ring and globe have a dozen small cracks repaired and a few small gaps in the surface image, some repaired, but are otherwise in good condition. Extremely rare and lovely large globe.

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        The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles in Hindustání.Calcutta (Kolkata), The Bible Translation Society, American and Foreign Bible Society, 1850. 12mo. With the title in Hindustani (Urdu) and English, and the text in Urdu only. The pages procede from right to left like a normal book in Arabic type. Set in 2 sizes of Arabic type with the English title in roman capitals. Contemporary dark brown cloth.

      - Wesleyan Missionary notices, VIII (London, 1850), p. 199 (this edition?); WorldCat (2 copies). Rare Gospel of St Luke and Acts of the Apostles in the Hindustani (Urdu) language, in the Arabic script, printed by and for the Protestant Bible and missionary societies for free distribution in southern India. While India probably had more than 100,000 Urdu speakers at this date, few could read, so the book was published in an edition of 1500 copies (the edition size, with the year 1849, is printed at the foot of the first page of the main text: it was probably printed toward the end of 1849 for distribution in 1850, the year in the imprint).With a bookplate and an embossed stamp on the title-page and last two text leaves. Very slightly browned, but in very good condition. The binding cloth is cracked at the hinge and the backstrip damaged and secured with tape, but the binding is otherwise good. A rare Urdu missionary Bible text, in Arabic type. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Compendio dei ragguagli delle diversi misure agrarie locale dello Stato Pontificio colla misura adottata nel nuovo censimento

      1850 - A Binding, [CALINDRI, Gabriele] Compendio dei ragguagli delle diversi misure agrarie locale dello Stato Pontificio colla misura adottata nel nuovo censimento pubblicato dal Dicasterio del Censo sotto la Presidenza de Sua Eminenza Reverendissima Signor Cardinale Luigi Vannicelli Casoni, nellanno 1850.- [Roma: s.n., 1850].- IX, 205 p.; 26 cm.- E. A red Morocco Portuguese period binding with extensive gold tooling, supra-libros of Pope Pius IX on the centre of both Boards, framed by rectangular border and composition of elaborate tooling in its interior. Amazing patterned ping watered silk paper of the period, The pontificate of Pius IX (1846-1878) is the longest in the history of the Catholic Church, shortly after Peter's. Binding has had minor invisible professional repairs to the spine and corners, Text is bright and clean as are the endpapers with all edges gilt. Ex-libris of António Capucho. António Capucho GCIH ( Lisbon , São Mamede , January 3, 1945 ) is a Portuguese politician holding very high positions in the government, a family history of politics and relations with Portuguese royalty. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Volks-Naturgeschichte [Volksnaturgeschichte].

      Leipzig E Pönicke & Sohn (um ) 1850 - 353 - 559 Textseiten, plus 45 Tafeln m. wunderschön kolorierten Lithographien, meist Vögel, diese montiert in grüne lithographierte Bordüre. Privater Halbleinen-Einband. (Seiten stellenweise l. fingerfleckig) (Bibliographisch leider nicht zu ermitteln!). Vermutlich handelt es sich hierbei um einen Subskriptionsband. Vorne eingebunden: "Prospectus" mit ausführlicher Beschreibung der Bücher bzw. der Hefte. Rückseitig finden sich die Subscriptions- Bedingungen. Geplant war demnach ein Umfang von 60 Heften. Der Band enthält die Tafeln 103 bis 140 mit Abblidungen von Vögeln, außerdem die Tafeln 31, 32a, 45 und 46 mit Abbildungen von Säugetieren. Wobei sich der Text des Buches nur auf Vögel bezieht. Bild [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles in Hindustání.Calcutta (Kolkata), The Bible Translation Society, American and Foreign Bible Society, 1850. 12mo. With the title in Hindustani (Urdu) and English, and the text in Urdu only. The pages procede from right to left like a normal book in Arabic type. Set in 2 sizes of Arabic type with the English title in roman capitals. Contemporary dark brown cloth.

      Wesleyan Missionary notices, VIII (London, 1850), p. 199 (this edition?); WorldCat (2 copies). Rare Gospel of St Luke and Acts of the Apostles in the Hindustani (Urdu) language, in the Arabic script, printed by and for the Protestant Bible and missionary societies for free distribution in southern India. While India probably had more than 100,000 Urdu speakers at this date, few could read, so the book was published in an edition of 1500 copies (the edition size, with the year 1849, is printed at the foot of the first page of the main text: it was probably printed toward the end of 1849 for distribution in 1850, the year in the imprint).With a bookplate and an embossed stamp on the title-page and last two text leaves. Very slightly browned, but in very good condition. The binding cloth is cracked at the hinge and the backstrip damaged and secured with tape, but the binding is otherwise good. A rare Urdu missionary Bible text, in Arabic type.

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        Chinese watercolour from around 1850 Babylonia, Pusio, Tonna with hermite crab, turbinid operculum

      China, ca. 1850. Oblong, 15.0 x 23.0 cm. Glass covered, in simple but elegant frame of 27.0 x 34.0 cm.l Delicately watercoloured images of Chinese shells by an unknown artist. Most shells are from marine environments (South Chinese Sea), and large and colourful. The genera are usually very recognizable, species-level identification is less easy, but that of course was not the aim of the artist. Some light spotting and a few tiny dents, but not very distracting. A unique item.

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        Chinese watercolour from around 1850. Babylonia, Pusio, Tonna with hermite crab, turbinid operculum.

      - China, ca. 1850. Oblong, 15.0 x 23.0 cm. Glass covered, in simple but elegant frame of 27.0 x 34.0 cm.l Delicately watercoloured images of Chinese shells by an unknown artist. Most shells are from marine environments (South Chinese Sea), and large and colourful. The genera are usually very recognizable, species-level identification is less easy, but that of course was not the aim of the artist. Some light spotting and a few tiny dents, but not very distracting. A unique item.

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

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

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        "New Arrangement! Daily Accommodation Line of Stages from North Castle to Port Chester. In Connection with the New-York and New Haven R.R …"

      [North Castle, New York]: Hiram Finch, 1850. Stereotyped lead printing plate mounted on blocking wood. 18 lines of type, ornamental border, two engraved vignettes of stagecoach and train, small section of type replaced. Signed "Hiram Finch, Proprietor" in type. 10-3/8 x 6-5/16 inches. Fine. Stereotyped lead printing plate mounted on blocking wood. 18 lines of type, ornamental border, two engraved vignettes of stagecoach and train, small section of type replaced. Signed "Hiram Finch, Proprietor" in type. 10-3/8 x 6-5/16 inches. Printing plate for a handbill advertising a stagecoach route connecting Port Chester and North Castle, New York for travelers on the New York and New Haven Railroad. The handbill was printed for Hiram Finch, proprietor of a general store in North Castle. The fare for the ride was 37 cents.The New York and New Haven Railroad (NY&NH) began operation in 1849 and connected New York City to New Haven. In 1872 merged with the Hartford & New Haven Railroad to form the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; it is now part of the Metro-North New Haven Line.

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        New Arrangement! Daily Accommodation Line of Stages from North Castle to Port Chester. In Connection with the New-York and New Haven R.R ?

      Hiram Finch, [North Castle, New York] 1850 - Stereotyped lead printing plate mounted on blocking wood. 18 lines of type, ornamental border, two engraved vignettes of stagecoach and train, small section of type replaced. Signed "Hiram Finch, Proprietor" in type. 10-3/8 x 6-5/16 inches. Printing plate for a handbill advertising a stagecoach route connecting Port Chester and North Castle, New York for travelers on the New York and New Haven Railroad. The handbill was printed for Hiram Finch, proprietor of a general store in North Castle. The fare for the ride was 37 cents.The New York and New Haven Railroad (NY&NH) began operation in 1849 and connected New York City to New Haven. In 1872 merged with the Hartford & New Haven Railroad to form the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; it is now part of the Metro-North New Haven Line. Stereotyped lead printing plate mounted on blocking wood. 18 lines of type, ornamental border, two engraved vignettes of stagecoach and train, small section of type replaced. Signed "Hiram Finch, Proprietor" in type. 10-3/8 x 6-5/16 inches [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        "New Arrangement! Daily Accommodation Line of Stages from North Castle to Port Chester. In Connection with the New-York and New Haven R.R ..."

      [North Castle, New York]: Hiram Finch, 1850. Stereotyped lead printing plate mounted on blocking wood. 18 lines of type, ornamental border, two engraved vignettes of stagecoach and train, small section of type replaced. Signed "Hiram Finch, Proprietor" in type. 10-3/8 x 6-5/16 inches. Fine. Stereotyped lead printing plate mounted on blocking wood. 18 lines of type, ornamental border, two engraved vignettes of stagecoach and train, small section of type replaced. Signed "Hiram Finch, Proprietor" in type. 10-3/8 x 6-5/16 inches. Printing plate for a handbill advertising a stagecoach route connecting Port Chester and North Castle, New York for travelers on the New York and New Haven Railroad. The handbill was printed for Hiram Finch, proprietor of a general store in North Castle. The fare for the ride was 37 cents. The New York and New Haven Railroad (NY&NH) began operation in 1849 and connected New York City to New Haven. In 1872 merged with the Hartford & New Haven Railroad to form the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad; it is now part of the Metro-North New Haven Line.

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

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

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        Manuscript Articles of Agreement, Linden (or Lincoln?) May 11th, 1850

      - Manuscript. quarto, one page docketed in ink on verso, sixteen lines on light blue sheet of paper. Old creases and folds, few ink smears, else a very good clean copy. Articles of agreement between Christian and Jones: "Wherein the said Christian agrees to furnish team and hall [sic] the outfitt [sic] to California for the said Jones Wilson W. Jones and Wilson P. Jones. The said Jones agrees that himself and W. W. Jones and W. P. Jones will do their proportionall [sic] part of the labor while on the journey and the said Marvel Jones further agrees to pay the said Christain the sum of three hundred and twenty five dollars when they arrive in California." Rare contract for transport on the overland journey to California during the second summer of the Gold Rush. The document suggests that Linden, possibly in Indiana, is the origin of the document, however it is more likely that a Missouri point would be the more likely starting point for the journey, perhaps Lincoln, Missouri.

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        Schloß Sanssouci mit den Terassen u. Garten; im Vordergrund Friedrich der Große; in der ornamentalen Bordüre 8 Vignetten mit Szenen aus dem Leben Friedrichs ('Sanssouci').

      - Lithographie b. Th. Boesche in Berlin, um 1850, 38,5 x 44,5 Nicht bei Bauer, Friedrich der Große!

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        Grosse Stahlstich-Ansicht auf Prag von J. G. Lechleitner nach J. R. Rzechka. Panorama von Prag vom Laurentiusberge aus gesehen. Pohled na Prahu s Petrina.

      Prag, Landes-Industrie-Comptoir in Weimar für Lehmann, um 1850. - circa 38,4 x 84,4 cm. 1 Blatt verso weiss Schönes, sehr detailreiches Panorama über die ganze Stadt mit ganz links dem Kloster Strahov, dann der Burg, Altstadt über die Moldau, Vysehrad mit den beginnenden Industrievierteln am Aussenrand der Stadt. "- Ränder ringsum hinterlegt und mit Reparaturen aber alles weit entfernt vom Bild selbst, Darstellung sehr schön.

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        Ces amours d'enfans - Joies et douceurs de la paternité EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie, 1850. Fine. Chez Aubert & Cie, Paris 1850, 25x16,5cm, relié. - First edition of this series of sixteen lithographs by Daumier, Belin, Platel and Plattier heightened with watercolors, gummed and mounted on guards, taken from the Croquis d'expression [Expressive sketches] published in Charivari in 1838-1839. Later half black morocco over cloth boards, the spine with four large blindtooled fillets with a very discreet tear, endpapers and guards of white moiré cloth.  Illustrated upper cover with a few discreet repairs preserved. A few plates very lightly soiled.  - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale de cette série de 16 lithographies de Daumier, Belin, Platel et Plattier rehaussées à l'aquarelle, gommées et montées sur onglets, tirées des Croquis d'expression, publiés dans le Charivari en 1838-1839. Reliure postérieure en demi maroquin noir à coins, dos lisse orné de quatre larges filets à froid présentant un très discret accroc, plats de percaline, gardes et contreplats de tissu moiré blanc. Premier plat de couverture illustré, présentant quelques discrètes restaurations, conservé. Quelques planches très légèrement salies.

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        Ces Amours d'enfans

      Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie., 1850. Love These Children! But the Joys and Sweets of Fatherhood Are Extremely Scarce [DAUMIER, Honoré. Henri-Daniel Plattel. Jules Platier]. Ces Amours d'enfans. Joies et Douceurs de la Paternité. Paris: Aubert & Cie, [n.d., ca. 1850]. Oblong octavo. Hand-colored lithographed title by Auguste Belin, and sixteen hand-colored lithographed plates heightened with gum arabic, eight by Daumier, the remaining by Plattel or Platier. [16 pp. at rear as Aubert catalog]. Publishers blind-stamped leather-grain red cloth over boards, spine lettered in gilt, "121" in gilt to upper cover. A very clean. bright, and fine copy. Reversed restrikes from the Aubert series, Croquis D'Expressions, 100 lithographed prints originally appearing in Le Charivari 1838-1839, fifty-five of which were executed by Daumier, the remainder by Henri-Daniel Plattel and Jules Platier. All artist signatures have been removed and the hand-coloring is far more bright and vivid than the original issue prints that we have seen. Croquis D'Expressions was never formally collected by Chez Aubert into an album. There are no copies of this later issue by Aubert collected under this new title in institutional holdings worldwide, nor auction records. The Plates (with Daumier Registry # where applicable): 1. Est-il gentil, notre bibi! il a déja un petit air scélérat, le gueux! (Daumier, DR #470). 2. Crie donc, mátin!...égosille toi donc. et que çca finisse...ne pas fermer l'oeil pour un méchant moutard!...le diable emporte es enfans, je n'en veux plus (Daumier, DR# 467). 3. Oh! ce Chérubin, comme il dort gentiment! Tiens, Gustave, c'est ton portrait, tout craché! (Daumier, DR# 513). 4. Allons bon, les voilá tous trois partis...travaillez donc, au milieu de ce charivari...chiens d'enfans! (Daumier, DR# 491). 5. Vous allex voir!...vous allez voir, ça va arréter le sang comme avec la main!! (Daumier, DR# 497). 6. Oui, ma chére, laissez-moi lui donner cette petite soupe aux choux et vous verrez que ça lui vaudra mieux que tous leux drogues de médicine (Plattel or Platier). 7. Hein! quelle jolie tournure!///faudra en faire in avocat, pas vrai?...ou ben un grand artiste... (Plattel or Platier). 8. Puisuq tu es si riche, ma tante vent bien t'epouser, quoi que tu es bien laid et que tu n'as pas d'esprit du tout...c'est égal à ma tante...n'est ce pas, ma tante? (Daumier, DR# 505). 9. Appuyez fort, gna rien de meyeur our les coupe ou les tombres as pas peur Guguste, ca te guérira, ti va voir (Daumer, DR# 492). 10. Tenez vous un peu tranquilles, mes enfans, vous finiriez peut-etre par ennuyer monsieur...(Plattel or Platier). 11. Le Maitre: Qu entendez vous par l'axe d'un cercle?... (Plattel or Platier). 12. Lolo, qu'aime tu mieux de ton papa ou de la maman? - J'aime mieux les confitures (Daumier, DR# 500). 13. C'est vrai aussi, vous la contrariez toujours, cet enfant! (Plattel or Platier). 14. Y disait comme ça: ton vieux grigou de père nous l'avons bien mis dedans... (Plattel or Platier). 15. Allons, bon! tu me fais porter le petit, porter ton cabas, tu me fais mouller...tu gardes le parapluie et tute plains (Plattel or Platier). 16. Comment, méchant, vous pleurez, vous criez toute la nuit...voulez vous bien vous taire, et faire une petite risette à papa...(Plattel or Platier).

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        Recherches sur les instruments, le méthodes et le dessin topographiques, . Tome I. Aperçu historique sur les instruments et les méthodes. La topographie dans tous les temps. Tome II. Première partie: Iconométrie et métrophotogravure. Tome II. Deuxième partie: Développement et progrès de la métrophotographie à l'étranger et en France.Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1898-1903. 3 parts in 2 volumes. Large 8vo. With more than 300 illustrations in the text, several photographic, and 47 mostly folding or double-page maps, plans, profiles and plates. Contemporary half sheepskin.

      - DSB VIII, pp. 64-65; Hannavy (ed.), Encyclopedia of nineteenth-century photography, pp. 13 & 1081. First and only edition, rarely seen on the market, of a highly acclaimed and richly illustrated collection of writings on aerial photography and photogrammetry, by a pioneer in the field. From the 1840s onward, Laussedat, an engineer in the French Army, had experimented with the possibilities provided by lenses for accurate mapping. With the help of a camera lucida, he produced a topographic map in 1850. Laussedat realised the possibilities which photography provided, but also knew that existing cameras were not suitable for mapping purposes "due to their narrow fields of view and lack of calibrated orientation. He therefore commissioned the Paris instrument maker Brunner to construct a camera to his specifications in 1859. . The first topographic map was produced in 1861" (Hannavy). Six years later he presented the first map compiled from a stereographic aerial image.In the first volume of his Recherches, Laussedat gives an extensive description of the history and development of the science and instruments of surveying. In the second volume, which consists of two parts, he presents contemporary surveying. In the first part he describes the mathematical science of what he calls iconometry and metrophotography (modern photogrammetry). The second part describes the history and developments of photogrammetry in France and other European countries.With an inscription "Hommage de l'auteur" on the half-title of vol. 2. The binding worn at the extremities, notably at the spine, and with a few spots at the end of vol. 2; a good set.

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        AN ARCTIC VOYAGE TO BAFFIN'S BAY AND LANCASTER SOUND, IN SEARCH OF FRIENDS WITH SIR JOHN FRANKLIN

      London, 1850. viii,152pp. plus frontispiece and folding map. 8pp. of bookseller's advertisements, dated March 1850, tipped in at rear. Original blue publisher's cloth, neatly rebacked in matching cloth, leather label. Generally fresh and clean internally. Very good. Narrative of the author's eight-month journey in search of his brother, who had sailed with Sir John Franklin in his final (and fateful) expedition. Goodsir, a medical doctor and lately the president of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, sailed twice to the Arctic in search of his brother, Harry, who was assistant surgeon and naturalist to the Franklin Expedition. This work recounts his first such journey. Extracted from the author's journal, the tale includes interactions with Eskimos, an excursion to hunt polar bears, and a whale- hunt; likewise, a thorough description of arctic scenery, wildlife, and landscape, with which the author was quite smitten. ARCTIC BIBLIOGRAPHY 5919. SABIN 27931.

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        Whom to Marry and How to Get Married! Or, The Adventures of a Lady in Search of a Good Husband. And The Greatest Plague of Life: Or The Adventures of a Lady in Search of a Good Servant (Two volume set)

      London: David Bogue, 1850. Hardcover. Near Fine. Two volume set in slipcase! Hardcovers rebound in decorative full-calf with gilt tooling, ca. 1850s, octavo, 271pp. and 285pp., illustrated in b&w. Books near fine with hint of wear to outside spine hinges, mild rubbing to raised bands on spine, bindings tight, texts clean and unmarked with handsome gilt to top edge of text block, original cloth boards and backstrips bound in at rear. No DJs. Slipcase near fine with hint of wear to corners.

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        Wien in modernster Witzfunken-Beleuchtung mit censurfreien Knall-Raketten und constitutionellen Transparenten. Linz, Friedrich Eurich & Sohn, 1850.

      1850. 264 SS. Bedr. Originalbroschur, eingebunden in marmorierten Pappband (um 1900) mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Einzige Ausgabe dieses launigen Wienführers, verfaßt von einem Deutschen. Über Stephansdom, Stock-im-Eisen-Platz, Graben, Hofburg, Hohen Markt, Universität usw. - Papierbedingt durchgehend etwas stockfleckig; teils auch schwacher Wasserrand. Selten. Hayn/Gotendorf VIII, 494. Slg. Eckl IV, 528 (dieses Ex.). Weller (Pseud.) 477 (falsch: "1848"). Nicht bei Holzmann/Bohatta.

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        SÄCHSISCHE SCHWEIZ. "Erinnerung an die Sächsische Schweiz". Gesamtansicht von der Bastei aus mit reicher, origineller Personenstaffage (Mittelstück ca. 22 x 35 cm), umgeben von etwa 27 weiteren Ansichten aus der Sächsischen Schweiz in üppiger ornamentaler Verzierung.

      - Lithographie mit Tonplatte von A.C. Haun, gedruckt bei W. Korn im Verlag von W. Zawitz um 1850, 39 x 53 cm. Die Hauptansicht mit schönem Blick ins Elbtal in frischem Altkolorit. Die Ansichten zeigen u.a. Schandau, Herrnketschen, Tetschen, Pirna, Pillnitz, Königstein, Hohnstein, Lohmen, Lilienstein, Basteifelsen. - Oben knapprandig, kleinere Randdefekte. - Kapitalblatt von enormer dekorativer Wirkung.

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        Map of the City of Portsmouth N. H.

      C. W. Brewster Publisher, 1850. - Lithographic map with touches of hand coloring, 23.5' x 33.25' plus margins. Henry Walling's fine map of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, showing the city and the immediate vicinity. Depicted here are Portsmouth itself, a portion of the Piscataqua River, a number of islands, including Nobles Island, Badger's Island and Pierce's Island, as well as part of Kittery, Maine, opposite Portsmouth, including the Navy Yard. The waterfront character of the city lends the map a very particular flavor and interest. There are numerous wharves at the water's edge, along with timber docks, iron foundries, shipyards, and a mariner's house. The largest of the shipyards by far is the Navy Yard, and many features are identified, including the dry dock basin and railway, the oakum store, timber sheds, ship houses, fire engine houses, a smithery, the commandant's quarters, and so on. Many of the houses on the map are identified by owner, and numerous public and commercial buildings are identified as well, including schools, churches, mills, the Athenaeum, Brick Market, Boston & Portland Railroad Depot, etc. Also included are two inset views, Portsmouth Navy Yard From Central Wharf and River View of Portsmouth From Freeman's Point, as well as an inset chart entitled Sketch of Portsmouth Harbor From the Best Authorities.One of the most prolific American mapmakers of the mid-nineteenth century, Henry Walling produced a host of excellent town, county, and state wall maps. According to Cobb, the Walling map is preceded by only one other large format map of the city, J. G. Hales' Map of the Compact Part of the Town of Portsmouth (1813).REFERENCES: Cobb 193. OCLC records only three copies, and Cobb four. Not in Rumsey, Phillips or Antique Map Price Record. CONDITION: Good, reinforced with Japanese tissue to repair various breaks and tears, small loss to border at top, and other small losses slightly affecting printed area at upper right, some foxing at the top of the map.

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        Gesamtansicht

      - altkol. Lithographie v. Sandmann n. R. Alt b. L.T. Neumann in Wien, um 1850, 19 x 26,5 Vergl. Nebehay-Wagner 597/9. Wohl aus der durchaus seltenen Serie von Sandmann "Erinnerungen an Oesterreich in 22 Ansichten der interessantesten Punkte", hier allerdings in einer Variante nur mit deutschsprachigem Titel; dekorative Ansicht von Krakau von Podgórze mit dem Wawel in der Bildmitte und der Wisla davor; in den Rändern etwas angestaubt und leicht fleckig, zwei leichte Knicke im oberen Bereich, verso gestempelt.

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        Letter handwritten and signed by architect George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878).

      London: Not published, 1850. Three page letter written and signed by English architect George Gilbert Scott. Written to Rev. Edwin Baines? Dated August 10th, 1850, it reads "My dear Sir, I ought to have apologized for sending an imperfect drawing of the roof. I found when I can to refer to my tracing or your plan that I did not know its' scale so that I might have got quite wrong. I was also puzzled as to fitting it to the apse. N Lomen? your Builder should send me the plan or what he prefers in this ???? I will make any suggestions which occur to me. I confess I am not partial to a gold coloured glazing. I think however the majority of the "Cathedral" plan is much too cold. I have however seen the Cath[edral[ of a warmer green which is much better I think. I obtained the specimen I saw from Mr. Wailes of Newcastle. Perhaps the best way is to get a large number of the carvers and to select from among them ?? ??? wjocj seems most pleasing. Here the yellow kind, you would not like. I remain my obedient yours faithfully [signed] Geo: Gilbert Scott." Some of the words are not legible but it is clear that Scott is providing reccomenation for materials selection for a Cathedral renovation or construction. Prominent in the Gothic Revival, Scott designed many public structures. Director of a vast amount of Gothic restoration work, beginning with renovations of Ely Cathedral (1847), including Westminster Abbey (upon the North Front Chapter House), and many other cathedrals and churches. His design for the Church of St. Nicholas in Hamburg, Germany won first place in an 1844 competition. Among his other designs were the buildings for the British Home and Foreign Office (1860-1870), the Albert Memorial, and St. Pancras Station in London. He is buried in Westminster Abbey. His grandson is Sir Giles Gilbert Scott.. Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Malby's terrestrial globe.[London], Malby & Co. (engraved by Chas. Malby), 1 January 1848. Diameter: 45.5 cm (18 inch), height in stand: 64.5 cm. An engraved terrestrial globe with 12 gores and 2 polar caps over a plaster-covered core, and the engraved horizon ring on the wooden stand, all coloured by a contemporary hand. In a contemporary wooden stand with 3 turned legs supporting the horizon ring, and 3 turned stretchers with a cylindrical centrepiece with a knob on the underside. Further with a contemporary brass hour circle and a slightly later iron meridian ring (and probably the axis pivots).

      Cf. British Library on-line cat. BLL01013005847; Dekker, GLB0081; Dunn & Wallis, British globes up to 1850 (1999) 209 & 443; World in your hands (Rudolph Schmidt coll.) 7.12 & 7.13; Yonge, Early globes (1968), p. 46. Only recorded copy of the 1848 edition (preceded only by one recorded copy of 1846 edition) of Malby's 18 inch (45.5 cm) terrestrial globe, the largest he engraved and much rarer than his 12 inch globe. It shows small pieces of the Antarctic coast, noting sightings and explorations from 1831 to 1841. In Africa it shows Lake "Nyassi", discovered by Candido José da Costa Cardoso in 1846, but most of equatorial Africa and the Congo remain uncharted territory. "Oregon", officially made a United States territory in 1848, shows the boundary with "British America" agreed at the 1846 Oregon treaty. Alaska is still "Russian America. Texas is part of the United States, as are California and most of Arizona. The Revolution of 1848 has not yet affected the boundaries of the Austrian Empire. "Debai" (Dubai) is shown on the Gulf coast, only 15 years after the al-Maktoum dynasty took charge of it in 1833.The globe seems to be intended especially for navigational use, with not only a grid of parallels and meridians, but also the irregular curved lines indicating the variation of magnetic from geographic north ("isogones"). Malby seems to be the first and almost the only globe maker to show them.The horizon ring and globe have a dozen small cracks repaired and a few small gaps in the surface image, some repaired, but are otherwise in good condition. Extremely rare and lovely large globe.

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        Dactylologie et langage primitif restitués d'après les monuments

      Paris: Firmin Didot frères [for the author], sold by Didot, Jules Renouard and Techener, 1850. Large 4to (308 x 230 mm). [8], 360; 35 pp. Large-paper issue on heavy wove paper (papier vélin). Includes Greek printing. 61 plates of pen-and-ink lithographs with text, lithographed by Lalanne, printed by Lemercier, including one double-page plate and two chromolithographs with gold-printed captions. Occasional light foxing. presentation binding commissioned by the author for the royal pretender the comte de chambord as "henri v": elaborately gold-tooled contemporary green polished morocco, covers tooled to a fanfare design incorporating fleurs-de-lys and royal crowns, central oval cartouche containing the crowned initial H flanked by two roman V's, smooth spine similarly gold-tooled, red morocco doublures gold-tooled with a semis of crowned fleurs-de-lys, pair of vellum free endleaves and flyleaves at front and back, gilt edges (a few small scratches to lower copver, scuffing to hinges at head and foot); folding cloth case. Provenance: Henri-Charles-Ferdinand-Marie-Dieudonné d'Artois, duc de Bordeaux, Comte de Chambord (1820-1883), pretender to the throne of France: supra-libros; with an autograph letter of presentation from the author on a vellum leaf bound in between title and half-title; Don Jaime de Bourbon, duc de Madrid (1870-1931, Chambord's legatee), red inkstamp on vellum dedication leaf; with Maggs Bros, catalogue 661 (1938), 172; Bernard Breslauer (Bibliotheca Bibliographica Breslaueriana, 33).*** first edition, magnificent "royal" presentation copy, of a treatise on the origins of language, written and published by a wealthy collector, dealer in stolen manuscripts, and ardent Royalist. Joseph Barrois (ca. 1785-1855) was an erudite but eccentric and indeed crooked bibliophile who became fatally involved with the notorious and unpunished book thief Guglielmo Libri, who, in his capacity of inspector of public instruction, traveled throughout France surveying libraries and pillaging them. Barrois is known to have taken in "Libri's" manuscripts and had them rendered unrecognizable through rearrangement of quires, rebinding, mutilation, etc. The unsigned binding was confidently attributed by Bernard Breslauer to the Parisian binder Thompson, who assisted Barrois in these fraudulent activities. Barrois also compiled his own valuable manuscript collection, about a tenth stemming from compromised sources (cf. Delisle). Foreseeing Libri's conviction, he had the collection discreetly shipped to England in 1849, and sold to the Earl of Ashburnham (cf. Delisle, pp. xl-xlii; most but not all were eventually repurchased by the French government). Convicted in 1850, Libri himself remained comfortably in England, where he was wined and dined by the likes of Panizzi, Keeper of Printed Books at the British Museum. In the present work, published the year of Libri's conviction, Barrois explores the origins of language in gesture and phonetics, postulating an original universal (Indo-European) language shared by Assyria, India, and China. He traces its roots through cuneiform, hieroglyphics, and classical Greek, and declares the Phoenician digital or finger-alphabet to have been the source of many other writing systems, including Lap, Sanskrit, Chinese, Aztec and other Amerindian languages. The work contains chapters on classical mythology, the mnemonics of Homer, theatrical pantomime in Terence and Vergil, sacred letter symbolism in various religions, and detailed analyses of symbols and letterforms. A 35-page glossary of Greek words concludes the treatise. The lithographs reproduce lapidary inscriptions and relevant details from manuscripts and other works of Antiquity or the Middle Ages found in the Louvre, the museums of Berlin and other largely French collections. Maxime Lalanne, who executed the lithographs, was the author of a manual on etching; he may have been related to the Ludovic Lalanne who worked with Henri Bordier on the commission charged with documenting Libri's thefts, a thankless task, honorably fulfilled, which led to Libri's conviction in 1850. In the inserted autograph letter, written on vellum, Barrois presents this large-paper copy to the pretender to the title of Henri V ("whose unfortunate insistence upon his divine rights and upon the scrapping of the Tricolore in favour of the white standard of the Bourbons probably cost him the throne... "- Breslauer, BBB), having had it regally attired in a sumptuous neo-fanfare binding, probably by Thompson, a Parisian binder of English origin who signed very few of his bindings. The technically impeccable gold-tooling may have been the work of Thompson's finisher Marius Michel père. Ramsden notes that Thompson's "passion for book-collecting is said to have dissipated his earnings as a binder." Brunet VI (Table méthodique) 640, 10551; Bernard Breslauer, Historic and Artistic Bookbindings from the Bibliotheca Bibliographica Breslaueriana, 33. On Barrois and Libri, cf. Léopold Delisle, Catalogue des manuscrits des fonds Libri et Barrois (1888), pp. xxxviii ff.; on Bordier's commission see André Jammes, Libri vaincu: Enquêtes policières & secrets bibliographiques (2008).

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        SUPERBE ALBUM DE 8 LITHOGRAPHIES DE DINAN 1850

      - SUPERBE ALBUM DE 8 LITHOGRAPHIES DE DINAN 1850

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        Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847

      London: T. & W. Boone, 1850. Undetermined. near fine. 1st Edition. viii,247,[1]pp. + 8pp. (publisher's ads)pp. Octavo in original blindstamped green cloth with pale yellow coated endpapers and two folding maps. A minimal amount of fading to spine. A touch of foxing on the fore edge. A totally unsophisaticated copy of the book. A.B. 14097; Streeter 3715; Wagner-Camp 187. Rae's expedition, another shoe-string effort by the Hudson's Bay Company (he was given supplies for four months but was expected to be out fifteen months), was to explore the arctic coastline from Repulse Bay west to Simpson's easternmost point. He explored both sides of Committee Bay and established that Boothia was a peninsula and not an island. This title commanded large sums even in Stefansson's time, in an account of his polar library Stefansson mentions that at auction copies were going for $50 and $75 while other rare arctic titles, some by more famous men, were only getting $5 and $10. 1850

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        Malby's terrestrial globe.[London], Malby & Co. (engraved by Chas. Malby), 1 January 1848. Diameter: 45.5 cm (18 inch), height in stand: 64.5 cm. An engraved terrestrial globe with 12 gores and 2 polar caps over a plaster-covered core, and the engraved horizon ring on the wooden stand, all coloured by a contemporary hand. In a contemporary wooden stand with 3 turned legs supporting the horizon ring, and 3 turned stretchers with a cylindrical centrepiece with a knob on the underside. Further with a contemporary brass hour circle and a slightly later iron meridian ring (and probably the axis pivots).

      - Cf. British Library on-line cat. BLL01013005847; Dekker, GLB0081; Dunn & Wallis, British globes up to 1850 (1999) 209 & 443; World in your hands (Rudolph Schmidt coll.) 7.12 & 7.13; Yonge, Early globes (1968), p. 46. Only recorded copy of the 1848 edition (preceded only by one recorded copy of 1846 edition) of Malby's 18 inch (45.5 cm) terrestrial globe, the largest he engraved and much rarer than his 12 inch globe. It shows small pieces of the Antarctic coast, noting sightings and explorations from 1831 to 1841. In Africa it shows Lake "Nyassi", discovered by Candido José da Costa Cardoso in 1846, but most of equatorial Africa and the Congo remain uncharted territory. "Oregon", officially made a United States territory in 1848, shows the boundary with "British America" agreed at the 1846 Oregon treaty. Alaska is still "Russian America. Texas is part of the United States, as are California and most of Arizona. The Revolution of 1848 has not yet affected the boundaries of the Austrian Empire. "Debai" (Dubai) is shown on the Gulf coast, only 15 years after the al-Maktoum dynasty took charge of it in 1833.The globe seems to be intended especially for navigational use, with not only a grid of parallels and meridians, but also the irregular curved lines indicating the variation of magnetic from geographic north ("isogones"). Malby seems to be the first and almost the only globe maker to show them.The horizon ring and globe have a dozen small cracks repaired and a few small gaps in the surface image, some repaired, but are otherwise in good condition. Extremely rare and lovely large globe.

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        Bei Point de Galle.Ceylon, 1860. Watercolour on paper (25.5 x 36 cm), inscribed and dated in pencil (lower left) "Bei Point de Galle. Ceilon [18]60"; signed "AB" and numbered "334" on the back. Mounted in a passe-partout.

      - For Berg: Thieme & Becker III, p. 385; for the Eulenberg Expedition: Howgego, 1850 to 1940, E19. A very attractive watercolour view of Point de Galle in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) by Albert Berg (1825-1884), German diplomat, explorer and landscape painter. The view looks out over the water, with a group of palm trees close by on the left next to an outcropping, and another group further away at right, with several boats and a small building. Berg was part of the "Eulenberg Expedition", a Prussian diplomatic mission to Japan, China and Thailand (1859-1862), led by Friedrich Albrecht zu Eulenberg. The expedition sailed to Japan by way of Ceylon (Sri Lanka), where Berg drew the present view. The official account, partly edited by Berg, was published in seven volumes from 1864 to 1873 as Preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien (1860-1862).In fine condition.

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        L?école des vertus. Courage, science, humanité, nouvelles et études historiques. Recueillies et mises en ordre par Madame Julie Nesmond née Vanauld.

      Paris, Amédée Bedelet, libraire-éditeur, (Corbeil, Imprimerie de Crété), s.d., vers 1850, - gr. in-8vo, frontispice lithogr. teinté + 1ff. (titre) + 183 p. (+ 1 bl.) + 2 ff. (table - publicité) + 6 planches par A. Giraud, Imp. Aubert & Cie, finement coloriées à la main, qqs rousseurs, reliure en percaline originale dos richement orné, plats ornés or ?à la cathédrale?, tranches dorées, charnières faibles et fendues, coiffes touchées. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description De La Nouvelle Californie

      Paris: L. Maison. Fair. 1850. First Edition, 2nd Issue. Printed Wrapper. Early gold-era history of California. Printed wrappers are soiled and chipped on edges. Back wrapper and spine are missing replaced with newer material. Pages are lightly browned within text with light foxing. Deckle edges are soiled and chipped with a few dog-eared pages. The four engraved views are present and clean with views of Pyramid Lake, Sutter's Fort, giant sequoias and San Francisco. 3 single leaf maps include Carte particuliere des Baies de Monterey et de San Francisco", "Carte topographique d'une partie de l'Isthme de Panama comprenant le Bassin de la Riviere de Chagres et la Route de Chagres a Panama", "Carte d'une partie de L'Amerique Meridionale comprenant le Cap Horn et le Detroit de Magellan", plus the large folding map titled de la Nouvlle Californie are present. The large folding map has several tears at folds but is quite detailed showing missions, Indian tribes, ranchos, the Great Salt Lake, Colorado River and the gold region of California and includes the area covering present day California, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada and Utah. The folding map indicates Deuxieme Edition but no indication on book title of second edition. Text includes chapters on climate, mountains, rivers, mining, natural history, California Missions and San Francisco. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 386 pp .

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        DESCRIPTION DE LA NOUVELLE CALIFORNIE géographique, politique et morale [etc.].

      1850 - Paris, Maison, 1850. In-12 (118 X 177 mm) demi-basane vert lierre, dos lisse cloisonné de guirlandes et filets dorés, fleuron doré dans les compartiments, large palette en queue, roulette en tête, titre doré (reliure de l'époque) ; (2) ff. de faux-titre et titre, carte dépliante, 386 pages, 7 planches hors-texte. Corps de l'ouvrage mouillé, avec cernes très clairs de mouillure, mais la qualité du papier n'a pas été altérée. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cet ouvrage qui contient l'historique de la découverte de cette contrée, un précis des évènements politiques qui s'y sont accomplis, des renseignements détaillés sur sa topographie, son climat, ses productions minérales, végétales et animales, le caractère, les moeurs, usages, coutumes de ses habitants, la description de ses baies, ports, villes, missions, villages, la description de Chagres, Panama, du Cap Horn et de la Terre-de-Feu, etc. Il contient une GRANDE CARTE DÉPLIANTE de la "Nouvelle Californie", une carte des baies de Monterey et de San Francisco, une carte topographique d'une partie de l'isthme de Panama, une carte d'une partie de l'Amérique Méridionale comprenant le Cap Horn et le Détroit de Magellan et 4 VUES hors-texte (le Lac Pyramide, le fort Sutter, une forêt de pins en Californie et une vue de San Francisco en 1850). BON EXEMPLAIRE conservé dans sa reliure d'époque, complet des vues et cartes. GOOD COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Caustic St Valentine

      A collection of 14 of Luke Limner's comic Valentines, each consisting of a poem and a hand coloured illustration, bound in a half leather album (not in order), each printed by Ackerman & Co. 1.The Mooner 2.The Saveall or Flintflayer 3.Snob's Salle de Valentino 4.The Sentimemtal Slut x 2 5.The Sot 6.The Hypocrite or Wolf in Sheep's Clothing 7.The Fungi 8.An Accomplished Young Lady 9.A Miser-able Man 10.The Shrew 11. A Young Gent (loss to poem) 12.The Tabby 13.The Schemer 14.A Vain Empty Young Lady

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        Tagbuch einer reise in Inner-Arabien. Erster[-Zweiter] theil.Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1896-1914. 2 volumes bound as 1. 8vo. With a lithographed map (and a loosely inserted repeat), a frontispiece to the second part, and numerous illustrations in text showing excavation sites, monuments, ruins and artefacts, but also some views and everyday scenes. Contemporary purple half cloth, author in gold on spine.

      Howgego, 1850-1940, E20; not in Atabey; Blackmer. First edition of a travelogue through the Middle East, written by the German scholar and traveller Julius Euting (1839-1913). "In 1883 Euting left Strasbourg to embark on a two-year expedition to the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula, his intentions being to trace the pre-Islamic history of Arabia through the study of its inscriptions and stone monuments" (Howgego). In the following years, Euting returned to the Middle East several times, mostly to explore other monuments and ruins. The present work covers Euting's first journey, starting in August 1883. During this extensive journey, he visited Alexandria, Cairo, Jerusalem, Damascus, Palmyra, Ha'il, Tayma, and many other places. The second part of Euting's journal was published posthumously in 1914, edited by the German orientalist Enno Littmann (1875-1958). Each part includes an index in Arabic. Slightly browned with some occasional underscoring in pencil. Binding rubbed along the extremities and with a few stains on the fore-edge. Overall in good condition.

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        Freymäurerische Versammlungsreden der Gold- und Rosenkreutzer des alten Systems.

      Mit 12 (incl. Titelvign.) gestoch. Vignetten (Hejonagogerus Nugir sculp.). XVI, 304 S. Lwd. um 1850. Erster Druck der ersten Ausgabe. - Wolfstieg 42502 Holzmann-Boh. IV, 9212 Weller, Druckorte I,114 (nennt als Verfasser Eugen Prinz von Würtemberg, der aber erst 1784 eine Schrift mit ähnlichem Titel veröffentlichte, vgl. Holzmann-Boh. IV,9211, und als Verlag: Grau) - Laut Wolfstieg sind 1779 zwei Ausgaben erschienen: die frühere Ausgabe besitzt 10 Zeilen auf S. 304, der Nachdruck 24 Zeilen. Danach ist das vorliegende Exemplar die frühere Ausgabe. - Enthält 11 Reden. Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Einband etwas angeschmutzt. Unaufgeschnitten. Tls. stockfleckig.

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        31 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift u. ein Brief m. eigenh. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 65 S., 8 bis 4. Der kath. Bischof von Großwardein (1850-1868) war auch als Universitätsprofessor und Schriftsteller tätig. Er starb in Hietzing (Wien), wo sich auch seine letzte Ruhestätte befindet. In Großwardein (Ungarn heute Oradea in Rumänien) wurde vor dem Bischofspalast eine Statue zu Szaniszlos Ehren errichtet. - [...] Der heurige Sommer ist wegen den häufigen Wasserüberschwemmungen merkwürdig, da es ganze Tage oft regnete, tratt zu Groß Wardein die Körös aus, und schwemmte 400 Häuser weg. Der dortige Bischof, der hochwürdigste Herr Franz Szaniszlo, räumte den Obdachlosen seine Residenz ein und ließ wöchentlich 200 Laib Brod für die Ärmeren backen, die durch die Überschwemmung noch ärmer geworden sind [...] (aus den Aufzeichnungen des Pinkafelder Pfarrers Joseph M. Weinhofer über das Jahr 1850). - Der Empfänger der auf Lateinisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        4 (dav. ein eigenh.?) Briefe m. eigenh. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 8 S., Gr.-8 bis 4. Die ersten beiden Jahre im Libanon unterrichtete Billottet Französisch, während er sich selbst gleichzeitg seinem Arabisch-Studium widmete. 1850 wurde er zum Superior der gesamten libanesisch-syrischen Mission. 1853 gründete er eine arabische Druckerei, um die Verbreitung christlicher Literatur zu fördern. Er verbrachte insgesamt acht Jahre als Missionar, bevor er sich 1859 schließlich bei den Jesuiten in Zahle niederließ, wo es zu einem Steuerstreit um einen Weinberg (noch heute das größte Weingut im Libanon) mit den Drusen, einer Religionsgemeinschaft die als Abspaltung der ismailitischen Schia entstand, kam. Der Streit eskalierte und endete in einem Massaker. Innerhalb von drei Wochen wurden 28 Schulen, 42 Klöster und 560 Kirchen zerstört, 360 Dörfer in Brand gesetzt und 7750 Christen, darunter auch Billottet, ermordet. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend ein Bl. mit eigenh. Notizen Mislins zum Leben Billottets. -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        Glacier de l?Unter-Aar. ?Principaux Glaciers de la Suisse? Pl. 1.

      Lithographié et imprimé en couleurs chez F. Simon à Strassburg, (P. Brevet d?Inv. Lavis-Aquarelle), 1850, - 26x77 cm (Bild), Farblithographie aus ?Matériaux pour servir à l'étude des Glaciers. Principaux Glaciers de la Suisse? Tafel / Planche I. (53x89 cm). Bords avec petites déchirures et qqs manques (sans perte de l?image). Planche lithographique, imprimés en lavis-aquarelle, d'après Hogard. Tirée du très rare atlas ?Matériaux pour servir . Principaux Glaciers de la Suisse?, (un portfolio de1854, selon Perret). Planche N° 1 (seul): ?Glacier de l?Unter-Aar? En bas à droite dans la lithogr. (Rechts unter im Bild, auf dem Stein gez.:) ?10 août 1848?, (texte au milieu sous l?image ?Glacier de l?Unter-Aar? avec date ?1850? de la publication).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 2272; cf. Gattlen, L?estampe topogr. T. 1; n° 1823/ 1824

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        Beauty & the Beast: An Extravaganza. Written for a Christmas, At Brown's Green, by the Author

      Privately Printed, Browns Green, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, England 1850 - Wraps. This rare dramatic retelling of Beauty & the Beast takes place between Baghdad and Cairo, where an Iraqi merchant in dire straits steals a rose from a bear and must send his favorite daughter (Beauty/Fatima) to live with the beast and his titmouse companion. Of particular interest are the many references to Railway Mania, a period of speculative frenzy in England during the 1840s. The merchant, Beauty's father, loses his fortune at the opening of this play due to a poor investment in railway construction ("Ill fares the land, to railway ills a prey,/ Where railways are got up which will not pay;/ Shares they may rise or they again may fall,/ A goose-quill makes them with a single scrawl."). The beast, a prince turned into a bear by a magician, possesses a magic railway as well. Also of note are allusions to postal reformer Rowland Hill (1795-1879) and several songs to the tune of popular Scottish and Irish ballads. This play is written in rhymed iambic pentameter and boasts quite a few puns and several songs. Rare; no record in WorldCat at time of posting, and seemingly no reference online whatsoever. A truly unique item, particularly of interest to collectors of fairy tales, Victoriana, Orientalism, the Middle East, trains and railways, and economic history. 6" X 3 3/4". 41pp. No date of publication, circa 1850s. Presumed English authorship. Red cloth over sewn paper wraps, with title stamped in gilt to upper wrap. What appears to be inkstains to cloth, with "Beauty" penned to upper wrap. Cloth peeling from paper wrap, particularly at corners of rear wrap. All edges gilt. Some leaves coming loose from binding, which is in a delicate state. Soiling to endpapers, with name to front free endpaper. Surface tear to verso of front free endpaper. Occasional smudges to pages and inked and pencilled notes to character list, else unmarked. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Draft of Autograph Letter Signed to 1849 California Constitution.

      1850 - Letter Regarding a California Trial for the 1849 Murder of an African-American Dickinson, [D]aniel S. [1800-1866)]. [Sherwood, Winfield S. (1817-1865)]. [Draft of Autograph Letter, Signed, to Winfield Scott Sherwood, Washington, DC, U.S. Senate Chamber, 1850]. Single 10-3/4" x 8" leaf, docketed on verso, some toning, vertical and horizontal fold lines, a few later annotations in tiny hand. Letter accompanied by biographical sketch clipped from a contemporary source and a lithograph portrait plate removed from an unidentified book. $500. * A retained draft of a letter by Daniel S. Dickinson, a U.S. Senator from New York, concerning the trial of Reuben Withers Jr. for the murder in California of an African-American named "Bones." Addressed to former New York politician Winfield S. Sherwood, a signer of the California Constitution of 1849, candidate for governor, and later district judge, the letter introduces Reuben Withers's brother, New Orleans banker Dunham Withers, and asks Sherwood to make sure Reuben receives a fair trial. Reuben Withers Sr. was president of the Bank of New York; his son Dunham was a representative to the southern states for the New York banking firm of Howland & Aspinwall. David Dunham Withers of New Orleans was a noted thoroughbred horseman and president of the racing organization that became the Jockey Club. Senator Daniel S. Dickinson previously served as lieutenant governor of New York and later as its 27th attorney general. Dickinson was a potential candidate in 1864 for vice president to Abraham Lincoln. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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        Bibl Sanctaidd (Holy Bible)

      Y London Printing and Publishing Company, Limited 1850 - Extremely rare and beautiful Welsh Bible from around 1850 with full leather binding and brass edging strips and clasps (all present). This translation has been completed under the direction of Peter Williams (1723-1796); the nearest comparison I have been able to find is an 1846 Williams translation published by H. Fisher & Son, a copy of which is in the National Library of Wales. There is no publication date for this edition but I estimate around 1850. Fully bound in black leather with extensive gilt decoration and blind stamping (a couple of tiny marks but not such as to detract); five raised bands to spine with gilt panels between; brass edging strips to top, bottom & outer edge of both boards; two decorated brass hinges, both working. Brass edging to rear board is slightly bent next to clasp hinges & bottom outer corner but seems still to be firmly attached (clasps properly aligned). Text block gilded to all three visible edges. Binding in very good condition indeed; endpapers reinforced with black cloth gutter strips, very slightly cracked at one or two points (may be original, as the leather shows little sign of wear externally). Plain brown endpapers; dedication on front flyleaf: 'To Kate With best wishes from Uncle Dan, Sheffield' (many south Welsh mining families migrated to Yorkshire in the Victorian era, as Welsh mines closed and new ones were opening or being expanded in South Yorkshire). Title page on heavy cartridge paper with blue & red lettering (light foxing only); preface & introduction by Peter Williams, followed by reference tables & contents listings; Bible text pp.1036, followed by psalms etc. to rear. Text printed in two columns within double line edging, with notes and referencing in panels to page bottom. Generously provisioned with full page colour engravings - these may also have been used in other editions of the Holy Bible, as the captions are in English. Unused family portrait gallery & family register within decorative panels etc. immediately prior to the New Testament. Condition inside is excellent: light spotting to one endpapers & small signs of handling; one or two illustrations have light foxing due to their being printed on slightly more absorbent paper; written text generally very lean indeed; some tiny corner folds to top outer page edges which have been flattened out well (a tiny point just for the sake of completion). A beautiful and scarce item, possibly museum quality. Extremely large & heavy item, so the normal 8vo flat rate will not apply (courier may be more reliable/safer and less expensive depending upon destination); for overseas shipping please contact us first. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Bookshop on the Heath Ltd]
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        ACTS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED BY THE FIRST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF MINNESOTA... [issued with:] REPUBLICATION OF IMPORTANT GENERAL LAWS OF WISCONSIN, NOW IN FORCE IN THE TERRITORY OF MINNESOTA, BY PROVISION OF THE ORGANIC ACT

      Saint Paul: Printed by James M. Goodhue and Nathaniel M'Lean, 1850. xxxvii,107,[1],[2],[1],[106]-213pp. Antique-style half calf and marbled boards. Small library stamps to first page of Constitution and each titlepage, faint marginal dampstain to last third of text. Overall, a very good copy of a rare work. This is the record of the first session of the Territory of Minnesota legislature, and among the earliest of Minnesota imprints. Printing began in Minnesota in the summer of 1849, and this volume, covering the acts of the first legislature, was issued early in 1850. The printers Goodhue and M'Lean were not in partnership, but each printed a part of the work, hence the idiosyncrasies of layout and pagination. The preliminaries are composed of the Constitution and AN ORDINANCE FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE TERRITORY OF THE UNITED STATES NORTHWEST OF THE RIVER OHIO. A rare title, with only ten copies in OCLC. AII (MINNESOTA) 17.

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        The Gorilla, or The Wild Man of the Woods. A Comic Serio Drama in One Act (Scene Africa.)

      N.p. 1850 - Manuscript, pen and ink, some insertions, cross-outs, edits, etc. [ii], 20 pp. with 1-paragraph addition to p. 5 on blue paper laid in. 4to. An unpublished one-act play about "Jocko the Ape from Brazil," a popular theater stock character of the 19th century. A precursor to man-ape characters such as King Kong and Tarzan, Jocko developed from French sources of the 1820s. In early versions of the story, Jocko is a monkey kidnapped from Brazil by a Portuguese trader. The ape saves the man's child from shipwreck during the Atlantic crossing but dies in the process. In this adaptation of the story, set on a plantation in Brazil, Jocko is a malevolent and mischievous character. He attempts to kidnap a child (a reversal of the version of the story in which he saves a child from kidnappers) and is killed in the process of trying to escape. Plain wrappers. Worn, title-leaf detached, pages brittle Manuscript, pen and ink, some insertions, cross-outs, edits, etc. [ii], 20 pp. with 1-paragraph addition to p. 5 on blue paper laid in. 4to

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