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        Representative Men. Seven Lectures

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

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        The Ports, Harbours, Watering-Places, and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Illustrated by Views Taken on the Spot

      Virtue & Co. Hardcover. Fair. this appears to be the expanded edition published in about 1850? it is undated.there are 144 plates, almost all of them complete with tissue guards. 2 volumes in one. the original quarter leather boards are very worn and marked and there is some damp staining that has affected the top few centimeters, these do not impact on the plates themselves but only affect the edges. there are age related marks and small defects and the hinges have been strengthened. the binding is good.

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        Cape Town, Kaapstad - Isidore Deroy, c. 1850.

      RARE MID 19th- CENTURY VIEW OF CAPE TOWN (KAAPSTAD)?Vue de la ville du Cap situ?e au pied des montagnes de la Table et du Lion (Cap-de-Bonne-Esp?rance) - Vista de la ciudad del Cabo situada al pi? de las sierras de la Mesa y del Leon (Cabo-de-Buena-Esperanza).?? Drawn and lithographed by Isidore Deroy, published by L. Turgis in Paris around 1850. With original hand colouring. Size: 38 x 49,8 cm.This wonderful view of Cape Town is from Signal Hill overlooking the city, with Table Mountain and Lion?s Head peak in the background.In the late 16th century, Portuguese, French, Danish, Dutch and English ships regularly stopped over in Table Bay en route to the Indies. They traded tobacco, copper and iron with the local Khoikhoi (Hottentots) in exchange for fresh meat. In 1652, Jan van Riebeeck and others of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) were sent to the Cape to establish a way-station for ships travelling to the Dutch East Indies, and the Fort de Goede Hoop (later replaced by the Castle of Good Hope). The settlement grew slowly during this period, as it was hard to find adequate labour. This labour shortage prompted the authorities to import slaves from Indonesia and Madagascar.In the 18th century Great Britain moved to take control of the Dutch colonies. Britain captured Cape Town in 1795, but the Cape was returned to the Netherlands by treaty in 1803. British forces occupied the Cape again in 1806 following the battle of Bloubergstrand. In the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814, Cape Town was permanently ceded to Britain. It became the capital of the newly formed Cape Colony, whose territory expanded very substantially through the 1800s. With expansion, came calls for greater independence from Britain, with the Cape attaining its own parliament in 1854.It was in those turbulent times that this very rare lithography was published as part of a series of city views under the heading ?Ports de Mer d?Afrique?.Price: ?1.450,- (incl. frame).

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        Household Words A Weekly Journal. Conducted by Charles Dickens. Volume I.

      New York George P. Putnam 1850 - First American Edition of the First Volume of Household Words DICKENS, Charles. Household Words. A Weekly Journal. Conducted by Charles Dickens. Volume I. New York: George P. Putnam, 1850. First American edition of the first volume. Containing A Child's Dream of a Star, among many others. Original green cloth, gilt-stamped on front cover and spine. Minor staining on fore-edge, otherwise about fine. HBS 66225. $500 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The personal history of David Copperfield With illustrations by H K Browne

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First book edition, 8vo, pp. [5] viii-xiv, [2], 624; engraved frontispiece and title page, 38 engraved plates, that facing p. 70 closely trimmed at fore edge with loss of caption (text pp. 71-74 similarly trimmed with no loss of text); somewhat later half black morocco rebacked with old spine laide down, minor wear to extremities, and some offsetting and light foxing to prelims and plates, but generally a good, sound copy. Eckles calls David Copperfield "the best of [Dickens'] novels."

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        The personal history of David Copperfield

      Bernhard Tauchnitz 1850 - Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1850. Complete work in 3 volumes in fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PERSONAL ADVENTURES IN UPPER AND LOWER CALIFORNIA, in 1848-49; with the Author's Experience at the Mines. Illustrated by Twenty-three Drawings, Taken on the Spot. Two volume set.

      London: William Shoberl, 1850. Two volume set. Leather spines and marbled paper-covered boards with cloth corners has moderate wear; protected in archival mylar. Complete with 23 plates including two lithographs. Title page of first volume has tear from bottom affecting the date and part of the publisher's imprint. One endpaper is lacking. There is scattered staining and soiling. Library name impressed on the bottom of the spine leather with no additional markings. Vol I: viii, 347 pages. Vol. II: [ii], 413 pages. Howes R558; Wheat Gold Rush 173; Cowan Pac West: "The charming narrative of an artist and bohemian who left unrecorded but little that he saw. His descriptions are among the best of the period." First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        ROSENHEIM., Gesamtansicht von der Westseite, im Vordergrund ländliche Staffage, rechts Bergpanorama.

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Eberhard Emminger bei Ravizza, um 1850, 18 x 26,5 cm. Nicht bei Lentner u. Henning/Maier, E. Emminger. - Unser Blatt stammt nicht aus der Folge "Ansichten vom bayerischen Hochland". Sehr seltene Ansicht. Mit schmalem Rändchen alt auf blauen Karton montiert. BAYERN, Oberbayern

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        An Autumn in Sicily, being an Account of the principal remains of antiquity existing in that island, with short sketches of its ancient and modern history

      Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1850 - First edition, large 8vo, (xii), 260 pp. 16 plates and a folding map plus 2 maps in the text, frontispiece with a small closed marginal tear, contemporary inscription to paste down. Contemporary blind stamped cloth, neatly rebacked retaining the original backstrip.

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        Bunte Traumbilder eines an Mesmerismus Leidenden. Bleistift, Feder in Blau, Tusche und Gouache auf dünnem Papier. Um 1850. 41,5 x 34 cm.

       1850 Mittig der Schlafende in einem hohen Lehnstuhl sitzend umgeben von den Traumbild-Szenen. Die Komposition des Blattes und die üppige Randverzierung, in der die Traumbilder, Figuren und Ornamente zu einem phantastischen Ganzen verschmelzen, erinnern stark an die Buchillustrationen der Düsseldorfer Malerschule.- Am unteren Blattrand verso mit kleinem beschnittenen Stempel \'Goldschmid\' (Kunstsammler Eduard Goldschmid?).- Leicht gebräunt und mit kleinen hinterlegten Randeinrissen, untere rechte Außenecke alt ergänzt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Die Regesten der Archive in der schweizerischen Eidgenssenschaft [Bd.1+2 in 1 Bd.].

      Hitz Chur, 1850. ca. 900 8° , Halbleder mit verg. Rückentitel Erschienen in Einzelheften 1848-1854, hier zusammen in einem Bd. Papier teils stockfleckig. Aussen- und Innenfalz verstärkt, Bindung aber fest. Vorbesitzerstempel: Bibliothek des Regierungsrates und des Cantons-Archivs Schaffhausen. Insgesamt noch guter Zustand. Enthält: Bd. 1: Die Regesten der Abtei Einsiedeln, der Klöster und kirchlichen Stifte im des Kantons Bern, der Abtei Cappel, der Stadt Raperswil, der Landschaft Schanfigg, der Abtei Pfävers und der Landschaft Sargans. Bd. 2: Regesten des Frauenklosters Fraubrunnen, der Klöster Feldbach, Tänicon und Tobel, des Stiftes Kreuzlingen und der Abtei Disentis. Mit Berichtigungen und teils mit Registern der Regesten. Versand D: 3,99 EUR

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850. First edition. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine. Likely bound from the original parts, with the first issue with the following points: chapter XXVII on p. 282 instead of p. 283 as listed in the contents; p.16, line 1 & p. 225, line 22 with 'recal' instead of 'recall'; p. 19, 12 lines from the bottom "chapter ;ut"; p. 387, 6 lines from the bottom 'coroboration' instead of 'corroboration'; p. 472, 13 lines from the bottom, there is no closing of the quotation marks; first state of the engraved vignette title (i.e. dated). Plates by H.K. Browne. In near fine condition. "Charles Dickens and Hablot Knight Browne are the most celebrated author-artist team in the history of English book illustration," and Copperfield was their "most popular success" (Hodnett, 111-12).

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        Album de Pomologie

      1850. First Edition . BIVORT, Alexandre Joseph Désiré. Album de Pomologie. Brussels: Deprez-Parent, 1850-52. Two volumes (of four). Oblong quarto, contemporary three-quarter brown pebbled morocco rebacked with original spine laid down, raised bands, marbled endpapers and edges. $8800.First edition of Volumes III and IV (of four), with 96 splendid, vividly hand-colored lithographs of fruit. Presentation copy from renowned American horticulturist Marshall P. Wilder, with inscription in his hand in both volumes. Only three of the eight recorded copies of Bivort are complete.“Of great valueÂ… a wonderful record of the great number of fruits which were at this time being raised in Belgium” (E. A. Bunyard, Guide to Literature of Pomology). Published from 1847 through 1852, this extremely rare work was issued in four volumes with two frontispieces and a total of 191 hand-colored lithographic plates. The majority of these fine plates depict multiple varieties of apples and pears, though some grapes, cherries, berries and other fruits are represented. Only eight copies of Bivort are recorded, of which only three are reported complete (according to a census conducted by SothebyÂ’s in 1987). This set of two volumes contains 96 of BivortÂ’s magnificent plates, with added lithographic title pages by V. de Doneker (one tinted and hand-colored). Volume IV with an engraved portrait of Wilder tipped-in. Text in French. Presentation inscription of Marshall Pinckney Wilder on half title of each volume: “John J. Thomas with the affectionate regards of Marshall P. Wilder.” “Wilder gave his first allegiance to agriculture. Changing his residence to Dorchester, a suburb of Boston, in 1832, he planted a nursery and began extensive experiments in horticulture which continued for more than 50 years. He developed many new and important varieties of flowers and fruits, including the famous “Wilder Rose,” and at one time had 900 varieties of pears growing in his gardenÂ… The Massachusetts Horticultural Society owed much to his counsel and leadershipÂ… Acting for this Society in 1848 Wilder issued a call for a convention of fruit growers in New York City, which resulted in the formation of the American Pomological Society” (DAB).Plates clean and fine. An excellent copy of a scarce horticultural classic, with distinguished provenance.

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        The Kickleburys on the Rhine

      Smith, Elder & Co, London 1850 - Hardcover. Three-quarter bound leather and marbled paper boards. Boards and extremities chipped, rubbed and stained. Endpapers and pages foxed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reis van den Mississippi naar de kusten van den Grooten Oceaan.Zutphen, A.E.C. van Someren, 1858-1859. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 2 double-page page tinted lithographed plates and a folding tinted lithographed map (29 x 47 cm) tracking Möllhausen's journey. Near contemporary blue half cloth.

      Howes M-713; Howgego, 1850-1940, M77; NCC (5 copies); cf. Hill 1174-1175. First and only edition of the Dutch translation of a travel account by the German traveller, artist and writer Heinrich Baldwin Möllhausen (1825-1905) translated by Hendrik Carel Michaëlis (1818-1896). ''Möllhausen, in the capacity of artist and naturalist, accompanied the expedition sent out under Amiel Weeks Whipple ... for the preliminary survey of a railway route to the Pacific Ocean. He particularly devoted himself to a study of the Indians and their antiquities. The route followed was from Forth Smith in Arkansas across New Mexico and the Indian territories to the California coast at San Pedro'' (Hill). The preface is written by Alexander von Humboldt, a friend and patron of Möllhausen. The plates show views of buffalo around column-like sandstone buttes in the northwest Texas prairie and hunters with mules in the petrified forest in New Mexico's Rio Secco valley. The views (drawn by the author) and map (drawn by Henry Lange) were printed for the German edition and retain their German captions.Modern bookplates on paste-downs. With some mostly marginal foxing in the plates and adjacent leaves, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding with minor traces of wear. Dutch edition of the ''experiences and observations of the author while with the Whipple expedition, of which this is the best account'' (Howes).

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        Gesamtansicht aus der halben Vogelschau ('Aspect Général De Paris. - Prise A Vol D' Oiseau De L' Entrée Des Champs-Elysées.').

      - gouachierte u. eiweißgehöhte Aquatinta v. J. Alp. Testard, um 1850, 51,5 x 82,5

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        MAXIMILIAN II., König von Bayern (1811 - 1864)., Im Garten von Schloß Hohenschwangau stehend, die Linke ruht auf dem Kopf des Kronprinzen Ludwig, des späteren König Ludwig II., zu seiner Rechten sitzt Königin Marie, auf ihrem Schoß Prinz Otto, im Hintergrund eine Fontaine und Teilansicht des Schlosses.

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte auf China von Woelffle nach E. Correns bei Piloty & Loehle, München, um 1850, 54 x 43 cm. Vgl. Slg. Maillinger, Bd. III, Nr. 649. - Im Rand leicht wellig und etwas angestaubt. Porträts, Maximilian II. Kön.v.Bay.

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        Manuscript indenture document (slave deed)

      1850. WALKER, George. Manuscript indenture document transferring ownership of five slaves. Charleston, South Carolina, February 20, 1850. Broadside, two leaves of blue ruled paper conjoined by fold along lower edge, measuring 21-1/2 inches by 14-1/4 inches, penned in a fine secretarial hand on rectos, signed and sealed on fold at lower margin, docketed and certified on verso of second leaf. $1600.Large, ornately penned 1850 Charleston, South Carolina, manuscript slave deed formalizing the purchase (for $5.00) and gifting of five slaves, ""Emma, Charles, Louisa, William and Isaac"" to Charles Walker and Mary Desel as a wedding present from Mary's father, Charles Lewis Desel (a physician) and John Bickley (a planter).Charles Desel owned Liberty Hall, an inland rice plantation north of Charleston. John James Audubon visited Desel at Liberty Hall on several occasions to hunt and observe birds and other wildlife. The document is signed and sealed by the two gifting parties (Charles Desel and John Bickley) and the two receiving parties (Mary Desel and George Walker) along the lower margin of the first leaf. It is interesting to note that the contract stipulates the right of the possessor ""To have and to hold the said negro slaves, with the future issue and increase of the females"" and of course grants the owners the right ""to take the wages, profit, income, and use of the said negro slavesÂ… for the maintenance and support of them [the owners], and of the children of the said intended marriage, if any there shall be."" Indeed, much of this document is concerned with establishing who would own the slaves in the case of the death of Mary or George: should Mary die first, the slaves would become Charles' property; however, if Charles were to die first, then ownership would go first to any children of the couple, to be split equally among them if they were to have more than one child, only reverting to Mary if there were no children. Should Mary and Charles both die, the slaves would then become the property of Bickley, who somewhat curiously purchased them from Mary's father for the sum of five dollars on the condition that they were to be given by him as a gift to the newly married couple. Examined, certified and docketed in several hands on verso of second leaf. Two small tears with minor loss along vertical centerfold of first leaf, affecting a few words but not legibility, second leaf split vertically along corresponding centerfold; small chip to right margin, not affecting legibility. An extremely good and scarce document.

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        The Present Condition of United Canada, as Regards Her Agriculture, Trade, and Commerce. Part I. Containingplans for advancing the same, and for promoting the health, wealth,and prosperity of her inhabitants. Part II. Reflections on thepresent state of th

      Toronto. Printed for the author. 1850.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo, 17.5cm, 188p., inthe original light brown cloth, printed paper label on the uppercover, some damp staining on the label and on the text margins,hinges shaken, given the fragile nature of the book production thiscopy would be considered in very good condition, scarce. (cgc) T.P.L. 2937. Lande 828, (1st ed, 1849). Focuses on the economicfuture of Canada, obtaining markets for Canadian produce, but alsoincludes the author's plan to bring together all Protestants intoone powerful united religious body. Taylor wrote several books onCanada. .

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        Westwärts" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca.37,5x50,5cm; um 1850 [Das Gemälde wurde fachmännisch doubliert, d.h. erneut auf Leinwand aufgezogen. Maße im dekorativen Rahmen 51,5x65cm.]

      - "Westward" original oil painting on canvas approx.37,5x50,5cm; about 1850 [The canvas was expertly doubled, i.e. the original painting was flattened onto a new canvas layer. Dimensions of the decorative frame 51,5x65cm.] Das frühe und stimmungsvolle Gemälde versetzt uns mit einem Blick in die Geschäftigkeit, die Rast- und Ruhelosigkeit jener Zeit und in die Weite und Schönheit dieses Landes. Dicht gedrängt streben Mensch und Vieh mit Pferd und Wagen hoffnungsfroh westwärts , von einer unsichtbaren Macht getrieben, magnetisch angezogen vom neuen Land im Westen auf der Suche nach einer neuen Heimat und dem eigenen Glück. Aufbruchsstimmung, Voranschreiten, Hoffen, Wagen und der Glaube an sich selbst und eine bessere Zukunft.

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        [Hospice de la Salpêtrière. Cours clinique et théorique sur les maladies mentales.]

      Paris, Gazette des hôpitaux, 1850-1851. ____ Première édition. Un aliéniste de l'époque a fait relier les 23 numéros de la Gazette des Hôpitaux où ont été publiées les leçons de Falret à la Salpetrière. Elles n'ont parues sous forme de livre qu'en 1854, sous le titre de "Leçons cliniques de médecine mentale faites à l'Hospice de la Salpêtrière. Première partie, Symptomatologie générale des maladies mentales." La suite de cette "1ère partie" n'a jamais été publiée et ce livre est rare aujourd'hui. Une correction manuscrite à la plume sur le deuxième numéro qui a été reprise dans le livre publié plus tard. Charnières frottées, mais bon exemplaire. *****. In-folio. Collation : 23 numéros de 4 pp. chacun. Demi-basane bleue, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Journal of Proceedings of the Grand Division of the Sons of Temperance, of the State of Illinois

      Telegraph Book and Job Office, Alton, Illinois 1850 - Three-quarter black leather with gilt imprint, over dark blue cloth. Rubbed edges and bumped corners, split front joint. Light soil on boards, edges. Endpapers and a few interior pages have foxing. Sticker removal mark and old bookseller's label on front pastedown. Labeled volume II on spine. Pages 341-647, [1]-30, [1]-47. Journals of proceedings from 1. Semi-Annual Session, April 1850, Mount Vernon; 2. Annual Session, October 1850, Peoria; 3. Semi-Annual Session, April, 1851, Ottawa; 4. Annual Session, Oct. 1851, Springfield; 5. Semi-Annual Session, April 1852, Jerseyville; 6. Annual Session, October 1852, Pekin; 7. Semi-Annual Session, April 1853, Bloomington; 8. Annual Session, October 1853, Jacksonville; and 9. Special Session, June 1853, Chicago. Includes lists of names of memberships approved. Byrd 1629, 1630,1775, 1776,1894, 1895, 2033, 2185, 2186. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Scarlet Letter

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields 1850 - First edition, first printing, with "reduplicate" on page 21, publisher's advertisements dated March 1, 1850. Publisher's ribbed brown cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. Very good, with some fraying to the spine ends, corners bumped and rubbed, spine cracked and holding at pages 16/17, slight lean to the spine, some faint spotting to the endpapers, otherwise very clean pages. A bright and unsophisticated copy. BAL 7600. Housed in a custom red ¼ morocco slipcase with matching chemise. The Scarlet Letter is set in the author's hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, in the early 17th century, just before the onset of the infamous Salem witch trials. The novel features Hester Prynne, an adulteress facing the shame and judgment of her Puritan community. In addition to officially sanctioned public humiliation, Prynne must wear a scarlet "A" pinned to her chest as a symbol of her transgression. After being released from prison, Prynne is exiled from her church and community, and she is forced to raise her daughter, the product of her adulterous relationship, and continue her work of helping the poor in solitude. Through the juxtaposition of Prynne's social condemnation and her charitable endeavors, Hawthorne explores the themes of guilt, sin, and Puritanism. Interestingly, The Scarlet Letter was published before Hawthorne achieved literary success, as indicated by his inclusion of his introductory essay "The Custom-House," in which the author chronicles his years working in Salem prior to writing The Scarlet Letter. This essay was met with harsh criticism from his local community, prompting the inclusion of a preface in subsequent editions in which Hawthorne defends "The Custom-House," which he says "could not have been done in a better or a kindlier spirit, nor, so far as his abilities availed, with a livelier effect of truth." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        \"Bagdchi-Sarai, Vue prise vis a-vis du Palais du Khan\". Gesamtansicht. Blick von oben auf den Palast des Tataren-Khans und die ehemalige Hauptstadt der Krim, vorne Staffage.

       Lithographie mit Tonplatte nach F. Gross bei A. Braun, Odessa, um 1850, 23 x 35 cm. Die Inschrift in Russisch und Deutsch. - Alt aufgezogen. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Rußland

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        MÜNCHEN. "München I" und "München II". Die "Ruhmeshalle mit der Bavaria" und "München von der Ostseite" jeweils umgeben von 12 Teilansichten. In Ornamentaler Umrahmung.

      - Zwei Stahlstiche von Carl Gunkel, um 1850, je 17,5 x 26 cm. Unter den hübschen Ansichten: Die Pinakotheken, Universität, Wittelsbacherplatz, Feldherrnhalle, Frauenkirche, Residenz, Theatinerkirche, Marienplatz und Ludwigskirche. - Zwei dekorative Souvenirblätter.

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        Rosy Grosbeak

      Vol V Hart after Gould Rosy Grosbeak An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's 'Birds of Asia', 1850-83 530 x 360 mm approx £450

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        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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        Ley Sobre Hierros y Senales. Aprobada en 12 de Abril de 1850. En traduccion. Jose H. Scull, Traductor de Estado. Compare Greenwood 167-16 [recording four copies in English, but none in Spanish, as here]

      San Jose: J. Winchester, Impresor de Estado, 1850. Original printed self-wraps, five pages, heavily repaired but textually complete and legible, now housed in a protective 1/4 morocco case The rare, official, separate printing in Spanish of California's first Act governing brands and marks passed at the state's first legislative session, part of the larger legal and social context already evident on the Overland Trail; one copy in OCLC

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        Account [of] Sales of the Goods and Chattles of the Personal Estate

      1850. (SLAVERY) (BRISCOE, Samuel J.) TURNER, John R., clerk. Account [of] Sales of the Goods and Chattles of the Personal Estate of Samuel J. Briscoe late of Charles County Deceased. Chaptico, Maryland, circa 1850. Small folio (8 by 12 inches), string-bound ledger, 12 leaves (four blank). Housed in custom chemise and slipcase. $2600.Original manuscript ledger of the public estate sale of Samuel J. Briscoe, tobacco farmer of Charles County, Maryland, and owner of 23 slaves, seven of whom were court-ordered to be reunited with the Briscoe family— for a price.Charles County, Maryland was tobacco country. Indians in the region had long grown tobacco, mostly for ceremonial purposes. “It was natural for the settlers to farm tobacco. The land was well suited to it and the Virginia colonies had for some time been growing tobacco and selling it to England at a nice profitÂ… The biggest problem of the infant County was labor. To prosper, [a farmer] needed cheap or free labor to work the fields. The institution of slavery was legalized in Maryland in 1663Â… [and], as the large landowners prospered, the number of slaves entering the County increasedÂ… So important was cheap labor to plantation owners that at the end of the Civil War, with the abolition of slavery, Charles County suffered an agricultural depression from which it did not fully recover until the 1920s” (Charles County Bicentennial Committee). Tobacco farmer Samuel J. Briscoe, who in 1830 had joined in a cooperative that supplied Philadelphians with their tobacco, owned 23 slaves. Briscoe died around 1850. He apparently died either intestate or in great debt, requiring even his own family members to buy items from his estate at public sale. Chief among the “chattles” for sale were his slaves: five men, four women, seven boys and seven girls. Present at the sale were A.L. Briscoe (and his wife), Janett Eleanor Briscoe (“Miss Jeanette”), “Miss C. Briscoe,” Walter Hanson Briscoe (“H. Briscoe”), William D. Briscoe and “Miss Nannie Briscoe.” “By order of [the] Court,” the family was able to buy back four of the men, Jim, Plato, Dick Brown, and Ben, the woman Matilda, and girls Susan and Martha. The familyÂ’s remaining purchases were primarily household furnishings, bedding, and horse trappings, with the exception of the “Family Bible” bought by Miss Nannie for “12-1/2” cents. Bookplate of San Francisco collector Francis A. Martin, Jr.Extremely good condition, with only a few ink smudges, minor patches of foxing, and shallow chipping to bottom corner. Scarce.

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        Rio de Janeiro - Sabatier, c. 1850.

      RARE MID 19TH CENTURY VIEW OF RIO DE JANEIRO?Rio-Janeiro?. Lithography by L?on Jean-Babtiste Sabatier and Lauvergue after Sabatier and Bayot, printed at Cattier in Paris for Bulla & Jouy and Ernest Gambart around 1850. Coloured by a later hand. Size (view): 40 x 55,5 cm (sheet: 63 x 79,5 cm).View of Guanabara Bay on May 6, 1843, before princess Francisca, sister of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil, and her husband, Fran?ois d?Orl?ans, Prince of Joinville, board the ?Belle Poule?. The couple married in Rio de Janeiro on 1 May 1843 and headed for France in the days thereafter. (Read more about the Marriage Princess Francisca and Prince de Joinville, May 1843)The 60-gun frigate Belle Poule (1828?1888), famous for bringing back the remains of Napol?on from Saint Helena to France in 1840, was under command of the Prince of Joinville.19th-century Empire of Brazil, until 1822 a colony of the Kingdom of Portugal, was under the rule of Emperors Dom Pedro I and his son Dom Pedro II. Unlike most of the neighbouring Hispanic American republics, Brazil had political stability, vibrant economic growth, constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech, and respect for civil rights of its subjects, albeit with legal restrictions on women and slaves.The monarchy managed to bring peace and stability to the country, which eventually became an emerging international power. With prosperity and economic development came an influx of European immigration, including protestants and jews, although Brazil remained mostly catholic. Slavery, which had initially been widespread, was restricted by successive legislation until its final abolition in 1888. Brazilian visual arts, literature and theatre developed during this time of progress. Although heavily influenced by European styles that ranged from Neoclassicism to Romanticism, each concept was adapted to create a culture that was uniquely Brazilian.Until the early years of the 20th century, Rio de Janeiro was largely limited to the neighbourhood now known as the historic city centre, on the mouth of Guanabara Bay.L?on Jean-Babtiste Sabatier (? - 1887) was a French painter, engraver and draftsman who made a number of picturesque views. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1827 to 1870, obtaining a bronze medal in 1839. An other view by Sabatier can be found here.Price: ?1.750,-.

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        Dr Cabot's Horned Pheasant.

      Vol VII Richter after Gould. Dr Cabot's Horned Pheasant. An original lithograph with later hand-colour for Gould's Bird's of Asia Hullmandel and Walter, 1850-83. 530 x 360mm approx. £2150

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