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        THE WORKS OF DANIEL WEBSTER

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Original cloth with 5 (of 6) volumes, lacking the second volume and with volumes 3 and 5 supplied from another set. Illustrated with plates. A presentation copy with a 34-word SIGNED INSCRIPTION by the author to William Judson in the first volume. While the signed Subscriber's Edition is fairly common, inscribed sets of Webster's works are rather scarce.

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        Album De La Guêpe 1851 - Supplément illustré De La 1ère Année Du Journal Lausannois "La Guêpe" (27 Lithographies Pleine Page)

      La Guêpe / Lithographies Spengler & Cie 1851 - 27 lithographies en noir et blanc signées sur la pierre par Bocion, minimes traces d'usage à la couverture - exemplaire très frais et en très bon état; photo sur demande [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 6. VIII. 1851. - 3 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt mit eigenh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Siegelreste. An Ida Freiin Reinsberg-Düringsfeld: "Wertheste Frau Baronninn! Wenn ich auch durchaus kein Raphael bin, so bin ich doch Maler und habe mir mit meinem Bischen Einbildungskraft sowohl von Ihnen selbst, Ihrer neuen Wohnung Beschäftigung etc. etc. ein Bild entworfen, das ich einstweilen fest halte. Ich glaube, daß Fr. Baronninn mit Ihrem regen Geiste kein großes Opfer bringen, indem Sie der Stadt den Rücken zukehren. Mein Landaufenthalt wird nicht mehr von langer Dauer sein. Im September beginnen schon die Proben von meiner Oper: 'König Enzio', die im Spätherbste im Hofoperntheater zur Aufführung kommt. Indem ich selber alles einstudire und zum Schluße dirigire, so werde ich von den Annehmlichkeiten des Landlebens nicht viel mehr genießen können, und meine Familie erst Abends wiedersehn. - Ich habe Ihr schönes Gedicht 'Mittagstraum' alsogleich in Musik gesetzt, und H. Buchhändler Kern ersucht, es Ihnen einzuhändigen. Ich bin schon an Ihre werthe Handschrift gewöhnt, allein in dem obigen Gedichte war ich an ein paar Stellen nicht sicher, ob ich das rechte lese. Sollte sich ein Fehler eingeschlichen haben, so bitte ich höflichst, ihn zu corrigiren. Dieß Lied ist ganz für meine Stimme geschrieben. Wie gerne möchte ich es Ihnen vorsingen. - Wir leben im Zeitalter der großen Erfindungen, vielleicht wird der Telegraph dahin vervollkommnet, daß er Töne transportirt, dann kann ich Ihnen meinen Mittagstraum vorsingen [.]". Erst 1861 sollte dem hessischen Physiker Philipp Reis die Entwicklung eines funktionsfähigen Telephons gelingen. - Der aus dem Mostviertel stammende Randhartinger, ehemaliger Hofsängerknabe, erhielt Kompositionsunterricht bei Salieri und genoss durch seine dem Zeitgeschmack kongenial entsprechenden Werke hohes gesellschaftliches Ansehen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey by Ellis and Acton Bell. A new edition revised, with a biographical notice of the authors, a selection from their literary remains, and a preface by Currer Bell [i.e. Charlotte Bronte]. Copyright edition. In two volumes [in einem Band].

      Leipzig Bernh. Tauchnitz Jun. 1851.. Oktav (15,5 x 11 cm), roter Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, XX, 316; (2), 312, (3) S.. Einband minimal fleckig, innen je nach Lage kaum bis etwas stärker braun- bzw. stockfleckig, insgesamt schönes, repräsentatives Exemplar - Die vorliegende zweite Auflage erschien nur vier Jahre nach der Erstausgabe. In der biographischen Notiz gibt Charlotte Auskunft über ihre Schwestern.

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        Mrs. Mathews; or, Family Mysteries. A Novel

      London: Colburn and Co., Publishers 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1851. First edition. [ii], 346; [ii], 344; [ii], 334 pp. 3 vols. In original quarter brown cloth and boards, paper labels. Very good. Rare, none at auction in last 25 years. "Mrs. Trollope's next novel explored the consequences of feminine obedience in some detail, and its plot perfectly exemplified her theme of the triumphant feminine. Mrs Mathews is the story of a woman who leads a happy single life...Mary King has no desire to marry and exults in her maturity. Here is certainly a new subject for a novel ? " Heinemann.

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        Autographed Letter Signed on Crown watermarked stationery

      London, 1851. unbound. 4-page letter signed "Wellington" with excellent content, each two-page spread measuring 7 x 9 inches, London, May 25, 1851. Written to Edward Seymour, 12th Duke of Somerset, concerning preparations for the Great Exhibition of 1851 at the Crystal Palace, one of Europe's most memorable World's Fairs, which Wellington helped plan, in part: "...Your Lordship expresses the desire that four additional Boatsmen should be allowed to ply at the Serpentine for the purpose of taking persons across the water. Understanding that the police have made arrangements to stop access of the park, in case it should be found that the Glass Palace had become more crowded than was desirable; I have been anxious to avoid to give any individuals whatever...a formal permission to go into the park and the Serpentine River which is the part within Kensington Gardens! If any departure is necessary, I should prefer to avoid to give it till I should hear from the Commissioner of the Exhibition or from the Commissioner of Police that further Boatsmen is necessary..." Several folds; small smudges and spots; tiny hole in the top edge of pages 1 and 2. Very good(-) condition. Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman and one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century. He is best remembered for defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo and for serving twice as Prime Minister of Great Britain.

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        Moby Dick; or, the Whale

      Thick 8vo. New York: Harper & Brothers and London: John Murray, 1851. Thick 8vo, xxiii, 634, [635, Epilogue], (6, ads.) pp. Original brown cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, publisher?s blind-stamp on both covers, orange endpaper darkened at the centre as usual. A skillfully restored copy, with a small blank section of the title-page filled in, hinges repaired and text recased, backstrip strengthened. In a new quarter blue morocco box. First American edition of one of the greatest novels of the century in English. An fascinating association copy, inscribed at the front: ?A. P. Charles for J. M. Macy.? Of special interest is Macy?s note in pencil at the end: ?A personal medley of transcendental stuff, superstitious notions, and whale oil. Can such a work live? Take out the notes on the sperm whales, which seem exaggerated, and what?s left? Nov. 30 [18] ?51.? Annotations by original readers in the very month and year of publication are of absolute rarity: BAL suggest Nov. 15 as the date of publication. The Macy family was well known in Nantucket and a J.M. Macy is recorded in the Historical Society records; he would have been 47 in 1851 which makes it very possible he was qualified to comment on the book from personal knowledge. BAL 13664, Grolier American 100, 64.

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        Blick auf Frascati von der Villa Aldobrandini aus.

      . Bleistift, in lichten Farben aquarelliert (grau, gelb und wenig rosa), mit Deckweißhöhungen, auf festem Zeichenpapier. 22:29,8 cm. Mit leichtem Lichtrand rundum, sonst tadellos. Vorzeichnung zur Lithographie (mit Tonplatte) von 1851 aus der Folge "Skizzen und Bilder aus Rom und der Umgegend." Literatur: P.K.W. Freude: Karl Lindemann-Frommel. Ein Malerleben in Rom. Murnau 1997, D/XXI/5, Abb. 68.. Lindemann-Frommel, Adoptivsohn und Schüler von C.L. Frommel (1789-1863), verbrachte seine Jugendjahre in Karlsruhe. Später war er Schüler von C. Rottmann (1797-1850) in München. Es folgten Aufenthalte in Paris und Rom in den Jahren 1845/1849. In Rom war er seit 1856 ansässig.

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        Gleanings on Horticulture

      1851. MOSLEY, Oswald. Gleanings on Horticulture. vi, 67 pp. Illustrated with a folding frontispiece and several woodcuts in the text. 4to., 275 x 180 mm, bound in original blind-stamped blue cloth over flexible boards, spine sunned. London: Printed for Private Circulation (by Savill & Edwards), 1851. |~||~||~||~||~| First and Only Edition, now rare, of this privately printed work on fruit culture by Sir Oswald Mosley (1785-1871), second Baronet. There are sections on treatment of vines in hothouses, pruning of peach-trees, apricots, &c., cultivation of melons, the orchard house, growing mushrooms, concrete garden-walks, insects, and much more. In RLIN only the New York Botanical Library copy is recorded; not in COPAC (sic!) but there is a copy in the British Library; not in Oak Spring Pomona.

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        Docket Book of John B Livingston, A Pennsylvania Lawyer and Judge.

      1851 - Docket Book of a Notable Nineteenth-Century Lawyer and Judge In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania [Manuscript]. [Livingston, John B. (1821-1906)]. [Docket Book of John B. Livingston, A Pennsylvania Lawyer and Judge, 1851-1862]. Cover reads "J.B. Livingston's Docket/ January [28] 18[51]." [Lancaster County, PA, January 28, 1851-January 13, 1862]. [xxviii], 322 pp. Thumb-tabbed index. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Reversed calf, black-stamped panels to boards. Boards detached and oderate edgeworn, most of spine perished, "John B Livingston/ Lancaster City/ Pennsylvania/ January 27th A.D. 1851" to verso of final index leaf, similar inscription to verso of following leaf dated January 28. This leaf also bears the signature of a later owner, John Hampton, dated January 23, 1923, another Hampton signature to rear board. Light toning, text in small neat hand until p. 247, several Civil War-era pro-Union woodcuts and cartoons affixed to front and rear pastedowns. An interesting manuscript. * Livingston was an attorney and judge in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He read law from 1845 to 1848 with Thaddeus Stevens [1792-1868], who, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, went onto become leaders of the anti-slavery Radical Republicans during the Civil War and Reconstruction. In 1862 Livingston became the county's district attorney. In 1871 he was elected president judge of the second judicial district of Pennsylvania, a post he held until 1904. His docket book, which lists memoranda of cases, services rendered and fees charged over an 11-year period, offers a fine perspective on the professional activity of a well-respected attorney with a thriving practice. Eastman, Courts and Lawyers of Pennsylvania: A History, 1623-1923 III:599. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A NARRATIVE OF ARCTIC DISCOVERY: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. With the Details of the Measures Adopted by Her Majesty's Government for the Relief of the Expedition under Sir John Franklin

      William Shoberl, 1851. Second Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 2nd Edition; xx, 364pp including an appendix listing vessels and officers engaged in Arctic research from 1818-1850 plus 2 Folding maps. Brown cloth covers, blind stamped decoration to front and spine titled in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Shelfware, covers grubby, small split to spine. Small tear to front folding map, some minor foxing. Contents clean. Very Good. PLEASE NOTE: This book will incur extra postage and insurance charges. Please contact us for a quote. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Arctic; History. Inventory No: 2828. . This book is extra heavy or expensive, and as such may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        THE WORKS OF DANIEL WEBSTER

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Original cloth with 5 (of 6) volumes, lacking the second volume and with volumes 3 and 5 supplied from another set. Illustrated with plates. A presentation copy with a 34-word SIGNED INSCRIPTION by the author to William Judson in the first volume. While the signed Subscriber's Edition is fairly common, inscribed sets of Webster's works are rather scarce.

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        Group of 14 manuscript documents relating to J.D. Leaman, a mule trader in Nevada City and Maryville, Calif., during the early days of the Gold Rush, consisting principally of receipts of payments for mules

      Nevada City, Maryville, Forks of the Yuba, Feather River, 1851. All one page; several with drawings illustrating brands. Vaarious sizes. In black vinal folder. Some soiling, a few with chips and/or perforations. Early Gold Rush Mule Trader In the early days of the Gold Rush, the sure-footed mule was the ideal mode of transporting food , clothing, and other supplies to the little mining camps along the streams in the ravines and gulches of the gold fields, which were unreachable by wagon. These early commercial records from among the earliest mining communities which sprang up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas (Marysville, Nevada City, "Forks of the Yuba", Feather River), consisting of receipts and two letters, to one J.D. Leaman of Nevada City, with mention of two companies he was possibly associated with: McNulty & Arnold, in Marysville, and Seamen Pool & Co., of Nevada City. Important among these documents is a statement of accounts between Seamen Pool and J.D. Leaman, of February 4, 1851, showing the company's debt to Leaman at over $1500.

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        Entwickelungsgeschichte der Seele des Kindes.

      Wien, Carl Haas 1851.. 134 S., grüner Leinenband d.Zt. im Romantikerstil, Einbandblindprägung, Voll-Goldschnitt. Frisches, nahezu fleckenfreies Expl.. Erste Ausgabe. J.E. Löbisch (1795-1853) war Spezialist für Frauen- und Kinderkrankheiten; er war der Nachfolger von Anton Gölis am Wiener "Kinderkrankeninstitut", der ersten unentgeltlichen Klinik für kranke Kinder. Das Erscheinen dieses Buches wird heute als "Geburtsstunde der Kinderpsychologie" (E. Wiesbauer) bezeichnet.

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        The Erne. Its Legends and Its Fly-Fishing

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1851. First edition. Colored frontispiece of six tied flies & colored vignette title page ("The Fairy Fly"), fold-out map, four wood engraved plates. xvi, 395 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green full-grain morocco with gilt borders by Bayntun, t.e.g. New spine. Excellent copy of a scarce book.

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        Group of 14 manuscript documents relating to J.D. Leaman, a mule trader in Nevada City and Maryville, Calif., during the early days of the Gold Rush, consisting principally of receipts of payments for mules

      Nevada City, Maryville, Forks of the Yuba, Feather River, 1851. All one page; several with drawings illustrating brands. Vaarious sizes. In black vinal folder. Some soiling, a few with chips and/or perforations. Early Gold Rush Mule Trader In the early days of the Gold Rush, the sure-footed mule was the ideal mode of transporting food , clothing, and other supplies to the little mining camps along the streams in the ravines and gulches of the gold fields, which were unreachable by wagon. These early commercial records from among the earliest mining communities which sprang up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas (Marysville, Nevada City, "Forks of the Yuba", Feather River), consisting of receipts and two letters, to one J.D. Leaman of Nevada City, with mention of two companies he was possibly associated with: McNulty & Arnold, in Marysville, and Seamen Pool & Co., of Nevada City. Important among these documents is a statement of accounts between Seamen Pool and J.D. Leaman, of February 4, 1851, showing the company's debt to Leaman at over $1500.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit Initiale ("D.").

      O. O., 8. VIII. 1851.. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.. Freundschaftlicher Brief an einen nicht genannten Adressaten. - Anfangs als Artillerieoffizier an den Feldzügen am Rhein, in den Niederlanden sowie in Bayern teilnehmend, wurde Dietrichstein 1798 Adjutant General Macks bei der neapolitanischen Armee und geriet mit dieser auf der Rückreise nach Österreich in französische Gefangenschaft (bis 1800). Nachdem er den Dienst quittiert hatte, um sich der Förderung von Kunst und Wissenschaft zu widmen, wußte er sein Haus als einen der geistigen Mittelpunkte Wiens zu gestalten, wo u. a. Beethoven und Heinrich Joseph von Collin verkehrten. 1815-31 übertrug ihm der Kaiser die Erziehung des Herzogs von Reichstadt. Daneben wirkte er seit 1819 als Hofmusikgraf, komponierte auch selbst, übernahm 1821-26 die Hoftheaterdirektion und führte eine Reihe von Verwaltungsreformen durch. Dietrichstein war darüber hinaus Präfekt der Hofbibliothek, Oberleiter des Münz- und Antikenkabinetts sowie als Oberstkämmerer Ferdinands I. und zugleich Intendant des Hofburgtheaters, das er bis 1848 leitete. - Beiliegend ein lithogr. Portrait, "nach seinem Tode gezeichnet".

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        STATE OF NEW YORK.

      New York. 1851. - Folding pocket map, 20 x 25 1/2 inches, with period outline color. Bound into original 16mo. gilt-stamped red cloth boards. Very good. A brightly colored early map of New York State with decorative motifs and borders. With two tables: "Stations and Distances on Railroads in, and Running out of New York State" and "Population of New York." Scarce. Not in Rumsey or Phillips.

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        Moby-Dick

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1851. or The Whale. Duodecimo. Original morocco-grain brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt with decorative band in gilt at head and tail, covers blocked in blind with thick one-line border and central publisher's life buoy device, orange coated endpapers. Housed in a red morocco solander box with gilt lettering and chemise. Joints and front inner hinge cracked but holding well, binding a touch shaken with first gathering loose but holding, boards somewhat scuffed and marked, some foxing as usual but a very good copy in the highly uncommon original cloth and the gilt titles still bright. Complete with six pages of publisher's advertisements at rear. First US edition, in the first binding: Harper & Brothers issued the book in a variety of cloth colours with no priority given. With the ownership inscription to the front free endpaper: "Charles Warren Stoddard / [?] / Maui / H[awaii?] / May 84". Stoddard (1843-1909) was an American author who made several trips to Hawaii, the first being for health reasons in 1864; in the preface to his South-Sea Idyls (Boston: Osgood, 1873) he refers several times to Melville, who of course had sailed to Hawaii years before. Late in 1866, Stoddard sent Melville a copy of his newly published Poems along with a note to say that he had seen no trace of his idol during his own sojourn there. Melville's reply, dated New York. Jan, 20th 1867, reads: "Dear Sir: I have read with much pleasure the printed Verses you sent me, and, among others, was quite struck with the little effusion entitled 'Cherries & Grapes'. I do not wonder that you found no traces of me at the Hawaiian Islands. Yours Very Truly, H. Melville" (Horth). Judging from this rather noncommittal response, Melville may not have noticed the homosexual tenor of Stoddard's writing, though it was Melville's presentation of the character Kory-Kory in "Typee" that inspired Stoddard to write "a story celebrating the sort of male friendships to which Melville had more than once alluded" (Parker). Stoddard later met Robert Louis Stevenson in San Fransisco, with the Scotsman himself now on his way to the South Seas, and presented him with copies of two Melville works for the voyage: "Typee" and "Omoo". Stevenson later wrote in a magazine article of there being "but two writers who have touched the South Seas with any genius, both Americans: Melville and Charles Warren Stoddard" (Hayes). This US edition was the first to appear under the familiar title and was set from Melville's original manuscript. "The Whale", issued shortly before in London, was set from New York sheets, with Melville's alterations. The present volume contains some thirty-five passages and the epilogue omitted from the English edition: a superb association copy of the American masterpiece in its complete form.

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        Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, in Search of the Discovery Ships Under Command of Sir John Franklin. With an Appendix of the Physical Geography of North America

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1851, 1st edition in 2 volumes. () viii,413, 32 page publisher's catalogue; vii,426pp. Very good. Octavo in original blindstamped black cloth. Original decorative endpapers with advertising. Mild light old crease to front board of vol. 1. 10 colour lithograph plates (including frontispiece in each volume), Untrimmed. Top edges a bit dusty. Wood engraved illustrations in text and folding map (partly coloured in outline) opposite p.1 volume I. Some minor professional restoration to extremities and head and foot of spine. Overall a very attractive set with the fragile folding map in very nice condition. First issue of the book with the black cloth and decorated endpapers. Arctic Bibl. 14489. An account of the Franklin Search expedition, led by Sir John Richardson and Dr. John Rae, down the MacKenzie, then eastward along the coast to the Coppermine River, returning overland to Fort Confidence in 1848, and Rae's journey down the Coppermine in the summer of 1849. Includes chapters on the Eskimos, Kutchin, Cree and Chipewyan Indians..

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        The Waverley Novels / by Sir Walter Scott, Bart - Complete in 48 volumes

      Edinburgh : Adam and Charles Black MDCCCLI.-MDCCCLIII. [1851-1853], 1851, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copies all in the original aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and contrasting red and black labelss. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description; 48 v. ; 16 cm. Notes; Each volume has individual title with engravings. Contents; v.l-2. Waverley -- v.3-4. Guy Mannering -- v.5-6. The Antiquary -- v.7-8. Rob Roy -- v.9. Black dwarf. Old mortality I -- v.10. Old mortality II -- v.11. Old mortality III. Heart of Mid-Lothian I -- v.12. Heart of Mid-Lothian II -- v.13. Heart of Mid-Lothian III. Bride of Lammermoor I -- v.14. Bride of Lammermoor II --- v.15. A Legend of Montrose -- v.16-17. Ivanhoe -- v.18-19. The Monastery -- v.20-21. The Abbott -- v.22-23 Kenilworth -- v.24-25. The Pirate -- v.26-27. The Fortunes of Nigel -- v.28-30. Peveril of the peak -- v.31-32. Quentin Durward -- v.33-34. St. Ronan's well -- v.35-36. Redgauntlet -- v.37. The Betrothed -- v.38. The Talisman -- v.39-40. Woodstock -- v.41. The Highland widow. Two drovers, etc. -- v.42-43. The Fair Maid of Perth -- v.44-45. Anne of Geierstein -- v.46. Count Robert of Paris I -- v.47. Count Robert of Paris II. Castle Dangerous I -- v.48. Castle Dangerous II. The Surgeon's daughter.

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        Intorno ad alcune iscrizione antiche di Salerno.

      Naples, Stamperia dell'Iride, 1851.. 8vo. 35, (1) pp. With a folding engraved plate. (Bound with) II: Adilardi, Francesco. Cenno storico sul vescovato di Nicastro. Seconda edizione. Naples, G. Ranucci, 1848. VIII, 58 pp. (Bound with) III: The same. Cenno storico sul vescovato di Nicotera. Quarta edizione. Ibid., 1849. (4), 28 pp. (Bound with) IV: The same. Cenno storico sulla chiesa vescovile di Tropea. Naples, tipografia all'insegna del Diogene, 1849. (8), 47, (1) pp. Marbled half calf with giltstamped title to gilt spine. Marbled endpapers.. Collection of four extremely rare historical works with a southern Italian subject. I: Rare and early publication by the prolific Neapolitan Jesuit Garrucci (1812-85), unrecorded by De Backer/Sommervogel, about ancient inscriptions discovered in Salerno. - II-IV: Three works by Francesco Adilardi (1815-52) on Calabrian church history, the second inscribed by the author to the Duc de Luynes on the half-title. The Duke's autograph table of contents for this made-up volume is on the rear flyleaf. - Insignificant foxing; very appealingly bound. Removed from the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Chateau de Dampierre: their bookplate reproducing the arms of Charles Marie d'Albert de Luynes (1783-1839), 7th Duc de Luynes, on pastedown. - I: OCLC 40953700. ICCU SBL\0728508. Not in De Backer/Sommervogel. - II: ICCU PAL\0096576. III: OCLC 431941148. ICCU SBL\0717659.

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        Mrs. Mathews; or, Family Mysteries. A Novel

      London: Colburn and Co., Publishers 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1851. First edition. [ii], 346; [ii], 344; [ii], 334 pp. 3 vols. In original quarter brown cloth and boards, paper labels. Very good. Rare, none at auction in last 25 years. "Mrs. Trollope's next novel explored the consequences of feminine obedience in some detail, and its plot perfectly exemplified her theme of the triumphant feminine. Mrs Mathews is the story of a woman who leads a happy single life...Mary King has no desire to marry and exults in her maturity. Here is certainly a new subject for a novel ... " Heinemann.

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        An Excursion to California Over the Prairie, Rocky Mountains, and Great Sierra Nevada, With a Stroll Through the Diggings and Ranches of That Country

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1851. First edition. x, 342; viii, 334 pp. + [2] pp. ads. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in later fine full green morocco by Gray & Son; minor toning to spine, else fine. Bookplates of Herbert McLean Evans. Account of Englishman William Kelly's (1791-1855) visit to California in 1849-50, with vol. I concerning his voyage from England and overland to the American West, and vol. II describing gold mining operations and camp life near the Sacramento River. Kelly is generally disapproving of the American West and the prospectors he finds there - though he finds much to admire in Native American culture. "The narrative of a Britisher who traveled far and saw much, all of which is related in an engaging manner." (Cowan) "Lively, entertaining and worthwhile narrative." (Wheat) A fine set in an attractive binding.

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        The Park and The Crystal Palace. Presenting a Series of Exterior Views Displaying the Beautiful Combinations of the Magnificent Structure with the Surrounding Scenery: WITH: McNewin, J. A Souvenir of the Great Exhibition

      London: Ackermann, 1851. First editions. Hand-colored lithographed title, within three views and bordered by trees, letterpress double column description of 2 pages and 4 hand-colored plates. Second Title with 6 chromolithographic plates, by William Simpson, chromolithography by Day & Co, complete, without letterpress wrappers. Broadsheets (598 x 419 mm). Contemporary half morocco, gilt-lettered on upper cover (a bit rubbed, some chips to spine). 2 Volumes in One. 2 Volumes in One. First editions. Hand-colored lithographed title, within three views and bordered by trees, letterpress double column description of 2 pages and 4 hand-colored plates. Second Title with 6 chromolithographic plates, by William Simpson, chromolithography by Day & Co, complete, without letterpress wrappers. Broadsheets (598 x 419 mm). The Abbey catalogue erroneously states that the first three (of seven) views are embodied in the title. In fact, the title is the first listed, and there are six further individual lithographs, as delineated in the letterpress.1. Title. T. Picken lith.2. "View from the North Bank of the Serpentine." R. Carrick lith4. "View from the Kensington Gardens, looking down the Kings Road." R. Carrick lith.6." The East End." W.L.Walton lith.7."Looking Over the Dam." R.Carrick. lith.WITHOUT: 3. "A View from the Bridge" 5. View from the Southside from Near the Prince's Gate, Looking West."

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        Mormons Bog - En Beretning, Skreven Ved Mormons Haand Paa Tavler, Efter Nephis Tavler [Danish Book of Mormon]

      Copenhagen: Ubgivet og forlagt af Erastus Snow, 1851. First Danish edition. 568pp. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Original full leather with gilt bands and title on the backstrip. Extremities of the boards rubbed. Second state title page. Textblock have been bound upside down. Textblock a little shaken with the hinges starting. The printing of the Book of Mormon in Danish in 1851 represents the first foreign language edition. One of 3,000 copies. O. P. Hanson began translating this work in Nauvoo during 1845, he finished five years later. Erastus Snow gave Hanson some assistance with the translation. Printing began in January of 1851. Flake/Draper 705. Jacobs 55.B. Crawley 574. Auerbach 1181. Sabin 83115.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 29. VI. 1851. - 1¼ SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse am letzten Bl. verso (Faltbrief). Siegelreste. An den Chorleiter und Musikdirektor Johann Theodor Mosevius (1788-1858) in Breslau: "Eine Arbeit die ich noch vor meiner Abreise noch Marienbad vollenden möchte, veranlaßt mich, mein verehrter, liber Freund sie um folgendes Buch aus der musikalischen Bibliothek in Breslau zu bitten: 'Cinquante pseaumes de David avec la musique à 3 parties par Orlande de Lassus. Vingt autres pseaumes a 5 & 6 parties etc. Jérome Commelin 1597.' Das Buch führt in der von mir zurückbehaltenen Catalogsabschrift die Nummer XVI und es ist ihm ein Werk 5 und 6 st. Gesänge von Jaches Wert Nürnberg 1583 vorgebunden. Je schleuniger Sie meine Bitte ausfüllen, um so mehr werde ich Ihnen dankbar seyn, und die Rückgabe würde eben so pünktlich erfolgen. Ich schreibe Ihnen in Eil, daher schließe ich hier [.]". - Der Jurist Winterfeld, ein Förderer von Hoffmann von Fallersleben, war Gründungsmitglied der Bach-Gesellschaft und gilt als Wiederentdecker von Heinrich Schütz. 1812 unternahm er eine Reise nach Italien, wo er Kopien von Kompositionen des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts anfertigte; die Sammlung wird heute in der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin aufbewahrt. Mosevius, gleichfalls Jurist, hatte lange als Schauspieler und Sänger gewirkt, bevor er mach Zelters Vorbild 1825 in Breslau eine Singakademie gründete. Er wirkte als Gesangslehrer und Universitätsmusikdirektor (1827-32), Leiter des Akademischen Instituts für Kirchenmusik (1831), und Gründer des Musikalischen Cirkels für die Aufführung geistlicher Musik (1834). Das Institut führte sowohl italienische Oratorien als auch solche von Mendelssohn, Carl Loewe und Louis Spohr auf. Ein Jahr nach Mendelssohns Wiederaufführung von Bachs Matthäuspassion in Berlin studierte Mosewius sie in Breslau 1830 mit überwältigendem Erfolg ein. Als Dirigent und Forscher nahm er sich der Popularisierung Bachs an, und Breslau wurde zu einem der wichtigsten Zentren der Bachpflege bis 1945. Durch seine Aktivitäten und Schriften erlangte Mosevius internationale Anerkennung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Park and The Crystal Palace Presenting a Series of Exterior Views Displaying the Beautiful Combinations of the Magnificent Structure with the Surrounding Scenery: WITH: McNewin, J A Souvenir of the Great Exhibition

      London: Ackermann, 1851. First editions. Hand-colored lithographed title, within three views and bordered by trees, letterpress double column description of 2 pages and 4 hand-colored plates. Second Title with 6 chromolithographic plates, by William Simpson, chromolithography by Day & Co, complete, without letterpress wrappers. Broadsheets (598 x 419 mm). Contemporary half morocco, gilt-lettered on upper cover (a bit rubbed, some chips to spine). 2 Volumes in One. 2 Volumes in One. First editions. Hand-colored lithographed title, within three views and bordered by trees, letterpress double column description of 2 pages and 4 hand-colored plates. Second Title with 6 chromolithographic plates, by William Simpson, chromolithography by Day & Co, complete, without letterpress wrappers. Broadsheets (598 x 419 mm). The Abbey catalogue erroneously states that the first three (of seven) views are embodied in the title. In fact, the title is the first listed, and there are six further individual lithographs, as delineated in the letterpress. 1. Title. T. Picken lith. 2. "View from the North Bank of the Serpentine." R. Carrick lith 4. "View from the Kensington Gardens, looking down the Kings Road." R. Carrick lith. 6." The East End." W.L.Walton lith. 7."Looking Over the Dam." R.Carrick. lith. WITHOUT: 3. "A View from the Bridge" 5. View from the Southside from Near the Prince's Gate, Looking West."

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        Life of Lord Byron. With his Letters and Journals.

      London, John Murray, 1851.. 6 vols. 16,5 x 11 cm. Jeder Band mit Frontispiz und gestochenem Titel. Insgesamt ca. 2200 S. Dekorative Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, Deckelfileten und 2 goldgeprägten Rückenschildern.. Exlibris. Handschriftliche Besitzvermerke auf den Vorsätzen. Zu Beginn leicht stockfleckig. Buchdeckel teilweise leicht beschabt, 1 Buchdeckel mit leichten Wurmspuren in der linken oberen Ecke.

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        SCARLET LETTER, and THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES. Complete in One Volume

      London George Routledge & Co. 1851 - First Combined Edition and the Second English printing overall of each title, issued together for Routlege's Standard Novels series. With an illustration by John Gilbert featuring Hester Prynne with Pearl standing before the stocks. 8vo, publisher's very handsome, original dark green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and blind-stamped in an elaborate overall design on the covers. This is the binding variant for Routledge's Standard Novels. 252, [2], 1-248, 4 ads. A lovely and very fresh copy of this rare issuance, the text extremely clean and fresh, only the frontispiece with some spotting as might be typical with the paper used, the cloth very clean and bright and sturdy and with only the most trivial signs of age. A really superior copy of this rare book. VERY SCARCE, the pirated editions of each work produced by George Routledge to compete with Bohn's editions. The sheets of both printings were distributed in various formats, this being the combined issue for the Standard Novels series. THE SCARLET LETTER here was printed only one year after the true first edition printed by Ticknor and Fields in America and THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES is printed in the same year as the first. Together, these two novels present Hawthorne at his best and offer his two most famous and important books. His story of Hester Prynne is considered by most to be his magnum opus. A literary masterpiece and surely one of the most important works in the oeuvre of colonial America, it, more than any other work of literature set the stage for an understanding of the puritan mind and beginnings of the American system. Both Bohn’s and Routlege’s 1851 editions were piracies, a circumstance not uncommon in transatlantic literature at the time, and the two companies competition for sales of this title is a testament to Hawthorne’s popularity. There were only a handful of American authors who were given much credence or esteem by English publishers of the time. But Hawthorne was unquestionably one of the few, and this was perhaps his most popular book. THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES is a pillar of nineteenth-century American literature, a staple of Gothic literature, and a major influence on later authors of both the horror and mystery genres. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poems

      John W. Parker And Son, London 1851 - A small 16mo in blindstamped green cloth, gold gilt titles to spine only, with purple ex libris ownership stamp of (we presume) the Capuchin Friary, Erith, Kent to dedication page but NO other library markings. There is NO errata slip. PON to FFE "P.D. Hughes" dated 12.7.17., and a pencil notation "1st / L55.00," later marked up to "75--." A piece of the title page, three inches wide and nearly an inch deep, has been torn away from top of title page, presumably to remove another ownership name, though title text is not impinged. Rear hinge could be and probably should be re-glued -- the flap is there, exposing the mull -- but we have not undertaken. The poet's first book, dedicated to his father-in-law, Thomas Love Peacock, the pages moderately toned but not brittle; still easily turned and read. Meredith is reputed to have grown unhappy with this juvenile verse and later destroyed as many as 300 copies of this limited printing. 160 pp., in pale green endpapers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ornithologia Danica. Danmarks Fugle. Text-, Tafel- u. Suppl.-Band, zus. 3 Tle. in 2 Bdn. Kopenhagen, Selbstverlag, 1851-54. 3 Bll., XXIV, 422, IX S., 1 Bl. (Textbd.). Mit 96 kolor. lithogr. bzw. gestoch. Tafeln . 8° u. Folio. Unterschiedliche, marmor. Hldr.-Bde. d. Zt. (Tafelband: Rücken u. Kanten beschabt).

      1851. . Nissen, IVB 493.- Erste Ausgabe.- Die schönen und fein altkolorierten Tafeln jeweils mit mehreren Abbildungen verschiedener Sing-, Greif- und Wasservögel.- Innengelenke des Tafelbandes gebrochen. Die Tafeln teils etwas stockfleckig bzw. schwach gebräunt.-

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        4 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Berlin, 1851-1866.. Zus. 9 S., Gr.-8°.. [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. -

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Gastein, 2. IX. 1851.. ¾ S. Gr.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Habe leider kein Bild bei mir, sende Ihnen aber mit eigener Hand einen freundlichen Gruss. Das Frei-Couvert war unglücklich placirt; es musste unvermeidlich beim Oeffnen des Briefes mit durchschnitten werden [...]".

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        The Waverley Novels / by Sir Walter Scott, Bart - Complete in 48 volumes

      Edinburgh : Adam and Charles Black MDCCCLI.-MDCCCLIII. [1851-1853] - Physical description; 48 v. ; 16 cm. Notes; Each volume has individual title with engravings. Contents; v.l-2. Waverley -- v.3-4. Guy Mannering -- v.5-6. The Antiquary -- v.7-8. Rob Roy -- v.9. Black dwarf. Old mortality I -- v.10. Old mortality II -- v.11. Old mortality III. Heart of Mid-Lothian I -- v.12. Heart of Mid-Lothian II -- v.13. Heart of Mid-Lothian III. Bride of Lammermoor I -- v.14. Bride of Lammermoor II --- v.15. A Legend of Montrose -- v.16-17. Ivanhoe -- v.18-19. The Monastery -- v.20-21. The Abbott -- v.22-23 Kenilworth -- v.24-25. The Pirate -- v.26-27. The Fortunes of Nigel -- v.28-30. Peveril of the peak -- v.31-32. Quentin Durward -- v.33-34. St. Ronan's well -- v.35-36. Redgauntlet -- v.37. The Betrothed -- v.38. The Talisman -- v.39-40. Woodstock -- v.41. The Highland widow. Two drovers, etc. -- v.42-43. The Fair Maid of Perth -- v.44-45. Anne of Geierstein -- v.46. Count Robert of Paris I -- v.47. Count Robert of Paris II. Castle Dangerous I -- v.48. Castle Dangerous II. The Surgeon's daughter. Very good copies all in the original aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and contrasting red and black labelss. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 20 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manual Teórico Práctico de Gnomonica ó sea Tratado Elemental de Relojes Solares

      Imprenta de M.Soler y Gelada, La Habana, Cuba 1851 - 21 x 15 cm. 102 pp + 4 láminas desplegables con 55 grabados de esquemas y diferentes relojes. Encuadernación privada en holandesa de principios del s, XX o finales del XIX conservando la original en el interior. Pequeñas manchas de óxido y de humedad en la parte superior izda de las tres primeras hojas sin afectar al texto. Palau 113741. Buen estado. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey. By Ellis and Acton Bell. A New Edition Revised, with a Biographical Notice of the Authors, a Selection from their Literary Remains, and a Preface, by Currer Bell.. Copyright Edition.

      2 volumes. Bern. Tauchnitz Jun., Leipzig 1851. Small 8vo. XX+316 + 311+(3) pages. Contemporary green half-calf bindings with richly gilt spines. Slight foxing throughout. Lower corners slightly bumped. Otherwise a well-preserved set.. Fine set of the Tauchnitz Editon of one of the absolute masterpieces of English literature, published only four years after the first edition. The text is identical to the second edition of the novel, thus including Currer Bell's (i.e. Charlotte Brontë's) biographical articles about her two sisters

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        Antiguedades Peruanas

      1851. PERU - INCAN CIVILIZATION. By Mariano Eduardo de Rivero y Ustariz and Johann Jakob von Tschudi. Antigüedades Peruanas. Two volumes. Text volume: [1 f.], xiv, 328 pp. Tinted lithographed frontispiece, wood-engraved illustrations in text, printed music. Atlas volume with chromolithographic title and 58 tinted and chromolithographic plates, two heightened in gold. Text volume: 4to., 280 x 230 mm. Atlas volume: oblong folio, 422 x 540 mm. Both bound in recent French half dark green morocco and matching marbled paper over boards. Vienna: Imprenta Imperial de la Corte y del Estado, 1851. |~||~||~||~||~||~| An important and splendid illustrated treatise on ancient Peru and its Incan civilization. Part of the text was published in 1841; this is the first complete edition being offered with the first edition of the plates. Compiled in the 1830s and 1840s by the Peruvian museum curator Mariano Eduardo de Ribero or Rivero (1798-1857) and the Swiss naturalist Johann Jakob von Tschudi (1818-1889), the work is a comprehensive survey of all the relics, ruins, bones, artifacts and artworks of pre-Columbian Peru recorded at the time. Their work was the most thorough archaeological and anthropological review of ancient Peru yet published. Antigüedades Peruanas contains the "earliest authentic delineation of [Incan] architectural and other remains" (Sabin). The authors surved the history of European exploration of Peru, recounting the histories of pre-Conquest Peru (Garcilasso de la Vega, Prescott, Montesinos, etc.). There are chapters on the system of government and political institutions; the Quechuan language (several long passages in Quechua and Spanish are reprinted from a 1648 bilingual Spanish-Quechua edition of sermons by Fernando de Avendano), with a bibliography of Quechuan grammars and dictionaries; the science of the Incas - their calendar, medicine, art of navigation, mathematics and astronomy; and Incan religion, arts, and ancient monuments, especially those of the Chimú state and its capital Chan Chan (where both authors are commemorated in sites bearing their names). The striking large lithographed plates, printed by Leopold Müller at Vienna, show mummified skeletons with their knees pulled close to their chests, many still in their burial garments, including two views of an infant with a peculiarly elongated skull (a condition which the authors claimed to have seen often and which they attributed to an inherited trait rather than to any kind of mechanical binding or disease); burial objects including the typical Incan "Conopas" (containers shaped like animals), tools, musical instruments, of which the Peruvian whistling bottles served both as musical instruments and containers for liquids, other ceramic objects, textiles, tombs, burial sites, temples, and views and plans of Incan palaces. Of note, figure 1 of plate 33 depicts a basalt club called a patu onewa, made by the Maori in New Zealand, found in an Inca grave, and published in a book in 1851! The text illustrations show archaeological remains including skulls, tablets, amulets and other objects found in graves, with two scenes of the Andes. Some light foxing to plates and to frontispiece of text volume; soft crease in plates 1-2, otherwise a fine copy. Sabin 71642-43 ("a work of great importance on the ethnology and antiquities of Peru"). Leclerc, Bibliotheca Americana 3497.

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        VIEW FROM THE NORTH SIDE OF THE PLAZA, MARYSVILLE [caption title].

      [Marysville, Ca.]: Published by R.A. Eddy, [before June 27, 1851]. - Pictorial letter sheet, 9 x 11 inches, on blue lined paper. With the blank conjugate leaf attached. Old folds. Worn around the edges and lightly foxed. Small holes at several cross-folds. Good overall. A rare and early view of the town of Marysville. Founded in 1850, Marysville was a gateway to the northern mines through which many travelling from San Francisco and Sacramento would pass. A great mass of people are shown in the plaza at the center of the town, which is flanked by a number of one and two-story buildings. Depicted are hotels, the stagecoach office, stores, and the Eddy bookshop. The earliest view of Marysville noted by Reps is from 1856. The present view is undated, but Baird contends that it must have been issued before the Marysville fire of August 30, 1851. The Clifford sale catalogue notes a copy of this letter sheet with a manuscript letter dated June 27, 1851. Not in Peters, CALIFORNIA ON STONE, which does note a view of post-fire Marysville as well as a 1851 map of the region, both published by Eddy and produced by the San Francisco firm of Justh, Quirot & Company. Baird locates only two copies of this rare early view of Marysville, in the Bancroft Library and in a private collection. BAIRD, CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 280. CLIFFORD LETTER SHEET COLLECTION 289. PETERS, CALIFORNIA ON STONE, p.132 & 137 (ref).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Louis Spohr").

      Kassel, 18. I. 1851.. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt mit eh. Adresse verso (Faltbrief). Gr.-4to.. Schöner, langer Brief an den Oldenburger Hofkapellmeister August Pott, mit ausführlichen Bemerkungen zur Aufführungspraxis seiner Symphonie Nr. 9 h-Moll, "Die Jahreszeiten" (op. 143): "Hochgeehrter Freund, Recht sehr haben wir, meine Frau und ich, es beklagt, nicht zu Hause gewesen zu seyn, als Sie uns mit Ihrem Besuche erfreuen wollten. Leider hat auch meine Tochter aus Newjork, die zu Hause war, es nicht erfahren, sonst hätte diese Sie doch wenigstens begrüßen können. Einen Tag hätten Sie uns bey aller Eile doch aber auch schencken sollen! - Für Ihren freundlichen Glückwunsch zum neuen Jahr mit der gastronomischen Beygabe den herzlichsten Dank! Wir haben das neue Jahr zwar gesund und im Kreise von Verwandten und Freunden angetreten, aber in so trüber Stimmung, wie ich sie früher nie gekannt habe. Der Rückfall nach der begeisternden Erfahrung ist zu prall! Die einzige vergnügte Viertelstunde gewährte uns das Vorlesen eines gelungenen Spottgedichtes auf den Urheber unseres Hessischen Unglücks, den Fälscher Hassenpflug. - Aller Jammer der Zeit hat mich indessen nicht dauernd von der Kunst abziehen können und so habe ich denn in letzer Zeit wieder einiges geschrieben, nämlich eine kl. Cantate für die silberne Hochzeit meiner 2ten Tochter, Ida Wolff, und ein Quintett (das 7te) für Streichinstrumente, das ich auch bereits in unserm Quartettsoireen 2 mal vorgetragen habe. Jetzt habe ich mich an neue Salonstücke für Violine und Piano gemacht. - Nach der Rückkehr unserer Gardemusik von Hanau, wodurch unser Theaterorchester wieder vervollständigt wirde, haben wir auch noch unsere Abonnementconcerte für die Orchesterwittwenkasse veranstaltet, aber leider viel weniger Abonnenten gefunden als frühere Jahre. Bey den vielen Be- und Einquartirungen ist es freilich nicht zu verwundern! - Gestern war das erste Concert und ich konnte endlich meine 9te Sinfonie 'die Jahreszeiten', die ich schon vor Pfingsten 50 beendigt hatte, zum ersten Mal hier zu Gehör bringen. Ich hatte sie selbst noch nicht gut gehört, denn die Probe im Leipziger Gewandhaussaale, die ich vorigen Sommer bey der Durchreise nach Breslau davon machte, war, so geübt das Leipziger Orchester auch ist, doch nur eine aus dem Gröbsten! Besonders war die Intonation in den Blasinstrumenten noch sehr mangelhaft. Bey den hiesigen Proben, deren ich drei machen muste, fand ich nun von neuem, daß die Sinfonie sehr schwer zu intoniren ist, weil häufig h und fis dur vorkommt und nur dadurch, daß ich die betreffenden Stellen ganz langsam, Takt für Takt, vornahm, gelang es endlich, sie rein zu bringen. Nun möchte ich wohl wissen, [ob] die Directoren in Leipzig und Berlni, wo die Sinfonie diesen Winter schon gegeben worden ist, mit gleicher Sorgfalt ui Werke gegangen sind, denn die Wirkung hängt bey den reichen Modulationen ganz und ganz von reiner Intonation ab. Zwar schreibt mir Taubert, daß sie in Berlin höchst sorgfältig eingeübt worden sey; allein der Komponist hat dafür doch einen ganz andern Maaßstab. Das hiesige Publikum hat sich für das Werk sehr interessirt, wohl nur, weil es wieder ein solches ist, wobey es durch Auffinden der Intenzionen des Komponisten mit zur Thätigkeit angeregt wird. Die Sinfonie werde ich morgen nebst dem 5ten Claviertrio an Schuberth zum Stich absenden. - Leben Sie wohl. Die herzlichsten Grüße von meiner Frau und mir an die liebe Ihrige. Mit wahrer Freundschaft stets ganz der Ihrige [...]". - Faltspuren; minimaler Textverlust von Siegelöffnung. Wohlerhalten.

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        Poésies. - Prose

      Edition which it was not derived great papers. Bound in half morocco Russian burgundy corners, flat spine decorated with romantic decorative golden date tail, gilt frames on flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, cover and spine preserved, ex- bookplate pasted on a guard, golden head, elegant binder romantic pastiche signed Semet & Plumelle. Rare and very nice copy well established. Source: Fund for French-speaking Swiss Natural Albert poets that formed from the twenties. A. Jullien Genève 1851 14,5x23cm 2 volumes reliés

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        Chants et chansons de Pierre Dupont

      First editions of the text and the preface to Charles Baudelaire. Binders half red sorrow back with four bands decorated double gilded and decorated boxes, nets Cold dishes, platters marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, golden heads. Signed autograph Pierre Dupont to his friend the painter Jean Gigoux ahead of the first song of the first volume. Books illustrated with engravings on steel by T. Johannot, C. Nanteuil, Gavarni, Andrieux. An ink stain affecting 'The louis d'or' (pages 37 to 41 of the first volume), some small foxing. Lécrivain & Toubon pour les deux premiers volumes & Houssiaux pour le troisième volume Paris 1851-1854 13,5x21cm 3 volumes reliés

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        Enicurus Scouleri

      Image Size : , Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 560x385 (mm), 22x15.125 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph

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