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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).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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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        Mou-Pin Snow-Partridge

      Vol VII Mou-Pin Snow-Partridge, (Tetraophasis obscurus). £695 ~p~Original lithographs with later hand-colour by John Gould and William Hart, for Birds of Asia, 1850-83. 350 x 475 mm approximately.

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        Bad Ratzes. Schlern Gebirg.

      Anstalt in München, 1850. Litografia di cm 42x30. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, qualche fioritura.

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        Vedute di Venezia.

      Venezia, Presso Paolo Ripamonti Carpano Editore. (Ca. ) 1850 - Quer-4° (26x35 cm). Titel und 16 aquarellierte und mit Eiweiss gehöhte Ansichten von Marco Moro, lithografiert vom Verleger. Alle Blätter mit den zugehörigen Seidenpapieren. Illustrierter Originalhalbleinwandband unter Verwendung der Illustration des Titelblattes. Originalausgabe des seltenen Ansichtenwerkes mit 5 Detailansichten des Piazza S.Marco, 9 Ansichten des Canal Grande und je einer des Arsenale und des Canal Regio. Das Titelblatt und alle Blätter in sorgfältigem typischen italienischen mit Eiweiss gehöhten Kolorit der Zeit. Marco Moro (1817-1855) in der Gegend von Treviso geboren, studierte an der Kunstakademie in Vendig und wirkte als Zeichner und Lithograph (nicht in Thieme-Becker). Er veröffentlichte als einer der ersten Künstler eine Anzahl von Ansichtenwerken zu Vendig und dem Friaul in der Technik der Lithografie. - Einband etwas fleckig und an den Kanten berieben. Vorderdeckel mit Tintenfleck. Rücken mit handschriftlichem Titelschild. 2 Blatt gebräunt, einige Blätter mit wenigen Stockflecken in den Rändern. Vorsatz mit zwei zeitgenössischen Bleistiftskizzen mit Architekturdetails aus Venedig. Mit gestochenem Exlibris der "Bibliothèque du Chateau d'Oberhofen". - Selten.

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      Small 4to. (100 x 116mm); attractively bound in publisher's full black roan panelled in blind, enclosing a decorative gilt lettering-panel to upper cover, all edges gilt, original coated yellow endpapers; pp. [40]; with handcoloured pictorial title-page and 9 other handcoloured lithographed plates, with lift-up hinged flaps, depicting dressing-table items; a lovely copy; externally very good with small rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, internally generally very clean, sound, and complete with just the occasional fox spot and minor mark, one insignificant, and tiny, closed fore-edge tear (4mm), slight internal cracking, and one plate with a short (7mm) closed split. Early edition of a famous early interactive, or 'movable', book: the items of a lady's toilet reveal various positive character traits or remedies beneath the flap, for example 'The Enchanting Mirror' hides 'Humility'; 'Best White Paint' hides 'Innocence' and 'A sovereign remedy against inward complaints' hides 'Religion'.

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        THE TOILET.

      [20]pp.; printed on one side of page only. Illustrated with hand-coloured lithograph title and nine hand-coloured lithograph plates with moveable flaps. Original black morocco; a.e.g. Upper cover title, The Lady's Toilet, lettered gilt within a gilt decorative frame. a.e.g. 11.7 x 9.8 cm's. Neat ownership inscription to front endpaper; else a near fine copy.Rarely found complete or in such good condition.

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        VENEDIG. "Ein Morgen in Venedig". Ein junger Fischer schläft in seinem Kahn vor der Silhouette von Venedig, rechts mehrere Segelschiffe.

      - Altkol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Bülow nach G. Heidenreich, um 1850, 36,8 x 48,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XVI, S. 263. - Der Berliner Maler (1819 - 1855) war 1853 in Rom. - Stimmungsvolle, romantische Ansicht in tadelloser Erhaltung.

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        Manuscript indenture document (slave deed)

      , 1850. 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 slaves… 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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        Rotterdam, Oude Haven - Sabatier, ca. 1850.

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

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        Signed and inscribed sepia cabinet photograph.

      No place, [c. 1850s]. - 97:61 mm. A very fine signed and inscribed sepia cabinet photograph, the Alophe image from Paris depicting the author standing in a full length formal pose. Signed and inscribed to the verso ("To my friend Lefrançois, Al. Dumas"), in French. Extremely small age wear, otherwise in fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Ansicht der Uferpromenade The Bund in Shanghai. Original-Gouachemalerei.

      Um 1850. - Blattformat ca. 34x57 cm, Abbildung ca. 22x44,5 cm. In einem schönen Holzrahmen der Zeit, verglast. internationalen Warenhäusern (teils mit französischer oder englischer Beflaggung), im Vordergrund mit vielen sowohl chinesischen als auch westlichen Handelsschiffen. Unterhalb der Abbildung betitelt mit Shanghai, mit schwarzer handgemalter Umrandung. Auf olivgrünem Karton. Dieser verso im unteren Randbereich etwas wasserrandig. Der hübsch, reliefartig gestaltete Holzrahmen mit leichten Abplatzungen und in den Gelenken teils etwas geöffnet. Die Abbildung mit vereinzelten, leichten Stockflecken, sonst in schönem, klar leuchtendem Kolorit. Wahrscheinlich von einem chinesischen Künstler der Zeit. Unsigniert. Large chinese Gouache of The Bund in Shanghai, showing the shoreline and in front many chinese and western boats, some flying european and american flags, on the River Huang Pu Jian. The illustration slightly foxed, at the back minorally waterstained, otherwise in very good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Mertens]
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        Correspondance administrative sous le règne de Louis XIV entre le cabinet du roi, les secrétaires d'État, le chancelier de France et les intendants et gouverneurs des provinces, les présidents, procureurs et avocats généraux des parlements et autres cours de justice, le gouverneur de la Bastille, les évêques, les corps municipaux, etc. etc. Recueillie et mise en ordre par G. B. Depping.

      Imprimerie Impériale 1850 - 4 fort volumes in-4, reliure demi veau bleu, dos lisses ornés de fleurons dorés et de filets de même(Collection Documents Inédits sur l'Histoire de France). T.I : États provinciaux. Affaires municipales et communales (XLIV-1017 pages) ; T. II : Administration de la justice. Police. Galères. (LVI-1025 pages) ; T.III : Affaires de finances, commerce, industrie (LIX-920 pages) ; T.IV : Travaux publics, affaires religieuses (volume édité par Guillaume Depping fils) (XXXVI-848 pages). Le dernier volume est roussi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ireland: its Scenery, Character, &c.

      London: Hall, Virtue and Co. circa 1850. Three volumes, large octavo, with engraved titles, 18 coloured maps, 100 engraved plates and numerous vignettes throughout; an attractive set in contemporary brown half morocco, ornate spines with raised bands, all edges gilt. A handsome set of this famous book on Ireland: extensively illustrated, it contains geographical description, anecdotes of travel, notes on the people and their customs, historical folklore, and related topics. The engravings, some by W. H. Bartlett, are very charming. Blending landscape art with nostalgia, publications such as this example were popular with homesick Irish emigrants in North America and Australia.

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        History and Topography of the United States

      1850. HINTON, John Howard. The History of the United States. London: J. & F. Tallis, circa 1850. Two volumes bound in six. Quarto, publisher's navy cloth gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, uncut and partly unopened. $2200.Early edition of HintonÂ’s popular illustrated history of the United States, with engraved title page, seven folding maps outlined in color, a folding facsimile of the Declaration of Independence, and 58 full-page engraved plates depicting American cities, landmarks, and significant events.An English Congregational minister, Hinton advocated religious tolerance and the abolition of slavery. His popular History and Topography first saw publication in 1834. Many editions followed. Readers especially valued the work for its engravings, 99 of which had been included in the first edition. The work is divided into two halves—History and Topography; ""History"" is continuously paginated in volumes I through IV, and ""Topography"" is continuously paginated in volumes IV through VI. See Howes H512; Sabin 31966. Small label to front board of volume IV.Scattered foxing; light dampstaining to plates in volume IV. Bindings lovely, gilt exceptionally bright and beautiful. An extremely good set.

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      London, from the Philosphical Transactions, printed by Richard Taylor, 1850.. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, for 1850, Twenty-Third Series. On the polar or other condition of diamagnetic bodies. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE : "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, pages: text illustration as frontispiece, title page, 171-187, [1 - blank], bound in pale grey wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (1792 - 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Sammlung von Ansichten längs der k. k. Staats Eisenbahn durch Steyermark von Gratz bis Gloggnitz (Gratz bis Laibach) nach der Natur gez. & lith. von Jos. Kuwasseg. 2 in einem Band.

      Graz, Heribert Lampel, o. J. (um 1850). Qu.-Gr.-8°. Mit einem lithogr. Titelblatt u. 96 getönt. lithogr. Ansichten. Späterer HLdr.-Bd. m. goldgepr. Rückentitel. Erste Ausgabe. - Abgesehen vom Titelblatt des zweiten Teiles (dieses in Kopie beigebunden) vollständige Serie der sogenannten „Steirischen Eisenbahn-Suite“. - „Als die 96 Ansichten [...] gedruckt wurden, war diese Eisenbahnlinie erst wenige Jahre alt. Am 21. Oktober 1855 hatte der Erzherzog [Johann] die Teilstrecke Mürzzuschlag - Graz feierlich eröffnet, schon zehn Jahre später war die Strecke von Wien bis Triest befahrbar. Kuwasseg sollte nun den steirischen Teil dieser Bahnstrecke dokumentieren. Jeweils von Graz ausgehend sollten die Ansichten der Städte, Märkte, Dörfer, Schlösser und Gutshöfe wiedergegeben werden, die sich rechts und links von der Bahnlinie befanden [...]“ (H. Hiebl). - Obwohl der zweite Band die Ansichten von Graz bis Laibach ankündigt, sind diese jedoch nur für das Gebiet des heutigen Österreich erschienen (bis Spielfeld). - Titel u. die Tafeln (1-56) des ersten Bandes bis an die Einfassungslinie bzw. die Ortsbezeichnung beschnitten u. auf Untersatzpapier montiert. Unterschiedlich stock- bzw. braunfleckig. - Beiliegend ein älteres handschriftl. Inhaltsverzeichnis (3 S. in 4°). - Nebehay/W. 347; Schlossar 100; Neuner 963. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Kuwasseg, Sammlung von Ansichten längs der k. k. Staats Eisenbahn durch Steyermark von Gratz bis Gloggnitz (Gratz bis Laibach), Eisenbahn, Südbahn, Ansichtenwerke

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        Amerique Septentrionale TOGETHER WITH Amerique Meridionale.

      Paris. No date. Ca. 1850. TWO ENGRAVED MAPS, outline hand color, North America measuring 8 x 7 inches with decorative designs within neat line 11 x 17 inches, South America 8 1/2 x 7 inches with decorative designs within neat line 11 x 17 inches. One foxing spot to South America map, otherwise very good condition with occasional light soiling to margins well outside image area. This is the pair of decorative maps of North and South America by Levasseur from the Atlas Universel Illustre, each within a pictorial engraved border (uncolored as issued). On the North America map, Texas is still shown as a Republic; the United States northwest boundary is shown as 54-40.

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        United States Exploring Expeditions. Voyage of the U.S. Exploring Squadron

      1850. (WILKES, Charles) JENKINS, John S. United States Exploring Expeditions. Voyage of the U.S. Exploring Squadron, Commanded by Captain Charles Wilkes. Auburn: James M. Alden, 1850. Thick octavo, original slate gray cloth gilt. $2800.Condensed edition of “the beginning of accurate western cartography,” the narrative of WilkesÂ’ landmark Pacific expedition (Goetzmann, 57), with seven full-page steel-engravings and one map. Presentation/dedication copy from “the Author” to New York attorney Isaac Fryer, to whom the book is dedicated.Wilkes stands alongside James Cook as the most important explorer of the Pacific; he is certainly the most important naval scientist in American history. Between 1838 and 1842 his six-vessel expedition carefully charted the expanse from the northwest coast of North America to the shores of Antarctica, from the western coast of South America to the South Pacific islands. He surveyed nearly 300 islands along with 1500 miles of the Antarctic coastline. Wilkes also encountered natives of various cultures, many of whom are pictured in the plates. Upstate New York lawyer John Jenkins prepared this condensation of WilkesÂ’ original six-volume work (1844) “as it might be of interest to the general reader.” Added to Wilkes are accounts of the expeditions of dÂ’Urville, Ross and Lynch. Hill 884. Ferguson 5404. Sabin 36014. See also Howes W414; Eberstadt 119:184; Streeter 3324. Owner signature.Interior near-fine, moderate rubbing to original cloth. A very desirable presentation copy.

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        Erinnerung an Hamburg'.

      - Lithographie v. Gustav Frank b. W. Becker, um 1850, 37,5 x 50,5 Articus, R. - Gustav Frank, (1819 Stralsund - 1886 Dessau) war Landschaftsmaler, Zeichner u. Lithograph. - Er lebte in Dessau. Von ihm sind über 90 lithographierte großformatige Ansichten bekannt die er zwischen 1852-1880 fertigte. - Mitte der 60er Jahre erfolgte eine Zusammenarbeit mit dem aus Dessau stammenden Zeichner u. Lithographen Carl Frühsorge (1840 - 1906). - Souvenirblatt mit 21 Ansichten. - Mittig Hamburg von der Elbhöhe gesehen umgeben vom Schloß in Bergedorf, Repsolds Denkmal, Bazar (2x) , Englische Kirche, Neuewall, Haus der Patriotischen Gesellschaft, Tivoli Theater, Alster Pavillon, Botanische Garten, neue Schlachthaus, Eppendorf, Stadthaus, Thalia Theater, Esplanade, Büschs Denkmal, Schloß Wandsbeck, Hamburg von der aussen Alster, neue Schulgebäude u. Vorstadt St. Georg.

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        Pictorial Map of the United States

      , 1850. 1850. ENSIGN & THAYER. Pictorial Map of the United States. [Engraved by J.M. Atwood]. New York: Ensigns & Thayer, 1850. Large hand-colored, linen-backed and varnished wall map, measuring 43-1/2 by 30 inches, with decorative border illustrations. Mounted to original rollers, silk matted and framed, entire piece measures 51-1/2 by 37-1/2 inches. $9800.Original large rolling wall map of the United States, altered from Ensigns & Thayer

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        d'après la méthode et la nomenclature d'Haüy. (Modifications de Brard, Beudant et Dufresnoy).

      Mineralogical manuscript of 304 pages, with pen drawings and diagrams. Contemporary brown half morocco, spine with 4 raised bands and gilt lettering. An interesting manuscript in neat handwriting with the following sections: Table des substances minérales, Catalogue raisonné, Classification des Terrains, Roches, Notes sur la Minéralogie & la Géologie, Racines Allemandes ou Wernérisennes, Formes cristallines dominates des minéraux. The manuscript is not dated but must be around 1850. At the inside backcover is the name of Léon Bleynie, the author of a book on the French Revolution.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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      London, from the Philosphical Transactions, printed by Richard Taylor, 1850. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, for 1850, Twenty-Third Series. On the polar or other condition of diamagnetic bodies. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE : "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, pages: text illustration as frontispiece, title page, 171-187, [1 - blank], bound in pale grey wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (1792 - 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Atlas: Meyer's Zeitungs- und Groschen-Atlas wohl um 1849 Stahlstiche

      Atlas: Meyer's Zeitungs- und Groschen-AtlasStiche Druck und Verlag der Geographischen Anstalt des Bibliographischen Instituts zu Hildburghausen-- beinhaltet ca. 95 grenzcolorierte Stahlstich-Karten um 1850 -- Maße Blatt:ca. 32 x 26 cmSW: Landkarten Stahlstich Meyer--- Zustand: Halbleinenband mit kartonierten, marmorierten Deckeln aus der Zeit, Ecken und Kanten stärker bestoßen, Einband berieben und angestaubt, Leinenrücken oben und unten an den Gelenken ca. 0,5 cm aufgewetzt, mit nur kleinen Fehlstellen, ansonsten altersentsprechend ordentliches Exemplar, innen: Innengelenk vorne oben ca. 5 cm geöffnet, nach der ersten Karte insgesamt stärker gelockert (siehe Foto), ebenso hinten vor der letzten Karte gelockert, Buchblock insgesamt fest, keine losen Blätter, das Papier ist durchgängig etwas gebräunt, die Seitenränder ebenfalls etwas gebräunt, teils angestaubt, vereinzelt auch etwas fleckig, die Karten selbst sind altersentsprechend gut und recht sauber erhalten, ein Blatt mit Faltknicken, aber denoch sehr ordentlich erhalten, insgesamt altersentsprechend bis auf altersgemäße Gebrauchsspuren gut erhalten

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        L'Art de Réussir dans le Monde

      Paris: Martinet, 1850. The Art of Success in the World! An Ironic, Satiric Burlesque by Cham CHAM [Pseudonym of Charles Amédée de Noé]. L'Art de Réussir dans le Monde. Procédé Simple et Facile pour se Faire Jeter a la Porte en Fort peu de Temps. Paris: Martinet, [n.d., c. 1850]. Large quarto (13 1/4 x 10 in; 337 x 254 mm.). Lithographed title with large hand-colored pictorial vignette, twenty hand-colored lithographed plates by Fernique after Cham, the plates containing three or more images (a total of sixty-two), each with droll captions., Publisher's red cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind, front cover decoratively lettered in gilt. Expertly rebacked in matching red cloth. Small rectangular sheet of paper tipped-on to the front end-paper with a short description of this book. A fine and clean copy. A very rare volume with OCLC/KVK locating only two copies in institutions worldwide, at the Victoria & Albert Library and Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire (Strasbourg). The book was also issued without hand-coloring and OCLC locates two plain copies: The Morgan Library & Museum (NY, USA) and Harvard University, Houghton Library (MA, USA) "It is to be regretted that space will not serve to represent the caricaturists and depictors of manners who followed in the wake of Daumier and Gavarni. Among the most attractive of the former is Amédée de Noé, known as Cham (that is, Ham, the son of Noah) of whom it was said that he had 'an idea a day' for Le charivari. A good proportion of his thousands of lithographs were gathered into albums. His contributions to the Album du siège , in which Daumier was his collaborator, are typical of his work" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 155-156).

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        A treatise on the climate and meteorology of Madeira;

      8vo., xiv + (2) + 388 + (2)pp., including the half-title but wanting the errata slip, followed at the end by 8pp. of Deighton advertisements and finally by 32pp. of Churchill advertisements dated November 1849, 5 statistical charts on 3 plates, in the original blue cloth, the upper cover and spine ornately gilt within borders of entwined grape vines and sugar cane, the lower cover stamped in blind, the slightest wear to head and foot of spine but still a fine, bright, copy sometime in the library of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with its occasional inoffensive blindstamp.Publisher: London: John Churchill. Liverpool: Deighton and Laughton.Year: 1850Edition: First edition.

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        Le vin des honnêtes gens

      First edition of this poem, which would appear seven years later in the "Flowers of Evil".Half chocolate-brown morocco over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments with gilt fillets and gilt fleurons, gilt initials to foot, a little light rubbing to spine, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, all edges gilt.A little spotting.A very rare printing of what is the fourth printed work by Charles Baudelaire and which prefigures the "Flowers of Evil".  In Le Magasin des familles Paris Juin 1850 16x26,5cm relié

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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 située au pied des montagnes de la Table et du Lion (Cap-de-Bonne-Espérance) - Vista de la ciudad del Cabo situada al pié 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).

      [Bookseller: Inter-Antiquariaat MEFFERDT & DE JONGE]
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        Collection of broadside song lyrics

      1850. MAGNUS, Charles, et al. Collection of broadside song lyrics. Boston; New York; Philadelphia, Washington: various publishers, 1850-80. Thirty-six separate sheets. Narrow broadsides, thin wove stock (generally 6 by 10 inches). Housed in a custom clamshell box. $4500.Fascinating collection of 36 broadside song sheets of popular 19th-century love ballads, war songs and drinking songs, including “Hurrah for Lincoln!,” “Annie Laurie,” and the minstrel love song “Cum Plung Gum,” some with hand-colored wood-engraved borders and headpieces.“A fad in American life produced a shower of song sheets, slip ballads and poetical broadsides. Although such sheets had been printed by enterprising publishers for centuries, about 1850 it became big small-businessÂ… They were run off in large editions, sold wholesale to dealers and sold retail by hawkers, in stationery shops and in book stores” (Library Company of Philadelphia). Song sheets are a sub-genre of “street literature,” “cheap ballad sheets, pamphlets and other ephemera of the masses, which circulated from the dawn of printing right up to the end of the 19th century” (Shepard, 13). Widespread and enduring, song sheets “tended to dwell on the more sensational news of the day: crimes, executions, natural disasters, scandals, [and] battles. More than just reporting the news, however, song sheets usually reported it with attitude, editorializing freely, often satirically, as they described the latest sensation. This makes them of interest as a mirror of popular contemporary attitudes to historical events” (New York State Library). This representative collection of 36 American song sheets includes “Hurrah for Lincoln!,” a campaign song for his second term (with wood-engraved portrait), “The Boys of Uncle SamuÂ’l,” “Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! The PrisonerÂ’s Hope,” “Over the Hills to the Poor House,” and “The Rat-CatcherÂ’s Daughter.” Most of these wonderful sheets are published by Henry de Marsan of New York (6 songs), Horace Partridge of Boston (10 songs), Charles Magnus of Washington DC (4) and J.H. Johnson of Philadelphia (3). They were issued “on cheap paper within woodcut or type ornament borders. But firms such as Mangus put out sheets of far higher quality, printed on letter paper and almost invariably illustrated with a hand-colored headpieceÂ… While ordinary sheets were inexpensive, the pictorial note paper songs were not. Johnson sold his plain ones for a penny retail, and wholesale ‘to dealers by the 1,000, 100 or Doz. as low as published in the United States” (Edwin Wolf II). Included also in this collection are such “tender” songs of love and courtship as “Cora Lee,” “You Are False But IÂ’ll Forgive You,” “Annie Laurie,” and the minstrel love song “Cum Plung Gum”— all printed in a handy broadside format for spontaneous distribution as the spirit moved. Edge-wear to a number of sheets, especially those of de Marsan. A splendid collection, representative of the times.

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        Album von Zwickau und Umgegend.

      Zwickau Gebrüder Thost 1850 - 88 S., qu.4°. Mit 15 (statt12) überwiegend getönten Lithographien. späterer Halbleinenband. Die Tafeln des seltenen Albums zeigen z.B. den Marktplatz, die Bergkeller, die Königin-Marien-Hütte, Bergmänner, Vereins-Kohlewerke, Zwickaus Fabriken, Bockwa (koloriert), Schloss Stein u.a., Kanten etwas bestoßen, durchgehend fleckig 750 gr.

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        Memoranda of the Bends, Places, Landings &c on Mississippi River Between St. Louis & New Orleans. W. W. Haydon.

      1850. Soft cover. Very Good. Undated circa mid 1850's -1860, 16mo, 67 pages, plus blanks, text written in ink in a legible hand in a contemporary pocket diary, which is bound in a full leather wallet style binding, very good clean condition. Accompanied by a related partially printed and manuscript document which is dated 1861. A personal directory compiled by Mr. Haydon, a steamboat pilot, of all the bends, landings, plantations, settlements, and other geographical features along the Mississippi River from St. Louis to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Haydon apparently never completed his list for points below Vicksburg.This volume is of interest because Samuel Clemens was a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi at the same time as Haydon and the two may have known each other.William Haydon had been a pilot on the Mississippi River as early as 1853. The collection includes an 1861 document, partially completed in Haydon's hand, it is an attestation (unsigned) that Haydon, a steamboat pilot is entitled to a renewal of his license for a year. The fact that this United States federal form is incomplete can be explained by the fact that Haydon, like his colleague Samuel Clemens, the future Mark Twain, joined the Confederacy. On August 26, 1861 Haydon enlisted a a Sergeant in Co. C. (Capt. Thompson Alford's Co.) of the 3rd Regiment, 2nd Division (Genl. W. E. Green) of the Missouri State Cavalry (CSA). He was discharged in December 1861 apparently for the purposes of joining the Confederate forces as a river pilot.The volume, essentially a directory, lists by name the key spots that a steamboat pilot would use to gauge his location on the river. Haydon notes many family names, a Railroad Depot, homes, plantations, landings, the residences of various widows, rivers and other topographic features.At the top of most of the pages Haydon gives two points, and which side of the Mississippi they were on followed by all the notable reference points between those two locations. For example page headings read: "From Columbus to Head of Is(le) No. 8 Ky side; Foot of New Madrid Mo side; from Watson's point to Head of Ky & Tenn side; From Barfields Pt. to Osceola Ark Side; From Memphis to Foot of Cow Isl, Tenn side; from Hoseshoe Isl to Island 65 Miss side; From Laconia to Montgomery's Pt. Ark side. The last page is "F[rom] Mouth of Yazoo River to Vicksburg Miss."Samuel Clemens knew, by heart, these same landmarks. In his Life on the Mississippi, he wrote that a riverboat pilot "was the grandest position of all" at a great salary. As Twain described it, the pilot's prestige exceeded that of the captain. The pilot had to acquaint himself with "every old snag and one-limbed cottonwood and every obscure wood pile that ornaments the banks of the river for twelve hundred miles. and . actually know where these things are in the dark." When Clemens was apilot in training from 1857-1859 between St. Louis and New Orleans, he studied the Mississippi, learning its landmarks, and how to navigate its currents effectively, just as William Haydon did. Clemens obtained his pilot's license in 1859, and like Haydeon was a pilot on the Mississippi until the Civil War began and also joined a Missouri State unit in opposition to the Union. Clemens, however, only served for two weeks before quitting the military and leaving for Nevada Territory to engage in newspaper work. It is quite likely that Haydon and Twain either knew, or knew of, each other. Orion Clemens, Samuel Clemens' brother, and Secretary of State of Nevada Territory, is known to have written a letter to Mrs. William Haydon in 1863.

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        Photographie sur gelatine, moyen d'obtenir des spreuves negatives tres-nettes et tres-transparentes, pouvant etre reportees, un grand nombre de fois sur le papier photographique ordinaire." In: Comptes Rendus

      Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l’Académie des sciences, 1850 - [Title translated roughly as ""Photograph on gelatine, a means of obtaining very transparent and very transparent negatives, which can be carried over a great number of times on ordinary photographic paper."] Offered in the weekly issue of the "Comptes Rendus" for 27 May 1850, pp 647-652 in the issue of pp 637-672. Offered with the original front wrapper, detached. “Alphonse Louis Poitevin (1819 –1882) was a French chemist, photographer and civil engineer who discovered the light–sensitive properties of bichromated gelatin and invented both the photolithography and collotype processes. He has been described as "one of the great unheralded figures in photography". In the 1850s he discovered that gelatin in combination with either potassium or ammonium bichromate hardens in proportion to the amount of light that falls on it. This discovery, significant for its capacity to facilitate the mass production of photographs, was later used by numerous figures such as Josef Albert, Joseph Wilson Swan, Paul Pretsch and Charles Nègre to develop subsequent photographic printing processes such as heliogravure, photogravure, collotype, autotype and carbon print. – see Martin Parr and Gerry Badger. The Photobook: A History, Volume I. p. 19. Overall quote: wikipedia. ++++ ALSO: A +LANDMARK+ paper by Blanquart-Evrard, "Photographie sur papier. Moyen d'obtenir l'image a la chambre noire sur paper sec, pp 663-665. Helmut Gernsheim (History of Photography) notes that this publication by Blancquart-Evrard (along with his 1851 paper "Photographie sur papier" in 1851 "marked the beginning of a new era of photography" by introducing a "very considerable improvement of Talbot's calotype process". The calotype process offered very contrasty images and were lacking in half-tone sensibilities; "the paper ("wet process") approach by Blancquart-Evrard, which provided a (paper) surface impregnated with silver nitrate (and therefore much more light-sensitive), was much more able to reveal tone and detail". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Scarlet Letter

      1850. First Edition . HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter, a Romance. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850. Octavo, original blind-stamped brown cloth. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. $6500.First edition of HawthorneÂ’s American classic, one of only 2500 copies printed.""Since 1837, when he had written [the short story] 'Endicott and the Red Cross,' he had often been tormented by a symbol—a scarlet 'A,' worn by an adultress in that tale—which had, at last, worked its way into a full-length book"" (Kunitz & Haycraft, 349). The first edition of The Scarlet Letter sold out in ten days and ""made Hawthorne's fame, changed his fortune and gave to our literature its first symbolic novel a year before the appearance of Melville's Moby-Dick"" (Bradley et al., 652). The novel ""glows with the fire of a suppressed, secret, feverish excitementÂ… a fire that neither wanes nor lessens, but keeps at its original scorching heat for years"" (Allibone I:805). First edition, Clark's typesetting states x2 and a2, no priority established, and all textual points called for. With the four pages of publisher's advertisements dated March 1, 1850, inserted between the front endpapers. Title page with ""SCARLET LETTER"" printed in red-orange ink. Clark A16.1. BAL 7600. This copy belonged to Allie (Alberta) Laighton, a resident of Petersburg, VA, and a relation of poet Albert Laighton, who lived in Portsmouth, NH. Allie was a schoolteacher, and the copious notes penciled on the preliminary blanks and occasional marginal hightlighting in pencil are presumably hers. Owner signature of Lafayette Laighton, presumably Allie's father, on title page; Lafayette Laighton was a shopkeeper in Portsmouth, NH, Albert Laighton's home.Text block neatly recased in original cloth, with front inner paper hinge reinforced. Minor wear to corners and spine ends, a bit of rubbing and staining to covers, as often found, gilt bright. A very good copy in the original cloth with a nice provenance.

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