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        Thèse pour la licence.

      Aix, Noyer, 1851. - LIVRES Rarissime thèse de droit soutenue par le jeune Mistral. 1 plaquette in-4°. Brochée sous couvertures de papier rose muettes. 32 pages. Chemise et étui modernes. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Früchte aus dem Morgenlande oder Reise-Erlebnisse, nebst natur-historisch-medizinischen Erfahrungen, einigen hundert erprobten Arzneimitteln und einer neuen Heilart dem Medial-Systeme. Mit 1 lithogr. Portrait des Verfassers und 40 lithogr. Tafeln. (Porträte, Pflanzenabbildungen, sonstige Natur- und Kunstprodukte, Fac simile, Landkarte und Ansicht der Citadelle von Lahor; Anhang ein medizinisches Wörterbuch in mehreren europäischen und orientalischen Sprachen).

      Wien. Gerold 1851. 590 S. Gr.-8vo. Halbleinwand d. Zt. (Privateinband). Marmorierter Schnitt; Widmung auf Vorsatz; Vorsätze, die ersten Seiten sowie Karten braunfleckig, eins von zwei beigehefteten Faltblättern im Falz gebrochen. Insgesamt jedoch altersentsprechend ordentliches Sammlerstück. Johann Martin Honigberger (* 10. März 1795 in Kronstadt; † 18. Dezember 1869 ebenda). Das Medizinisches Wörterbuch (S. 511-582) enthält Begriffen für Krankheiten, Arzneien und Behandlungsmethoden auf Lateinisch, Deutsch, Französisch, Englisch, Türkisch, Arabisch, Persisch, Indisch & Cashmirisch. - Die lithographischen Tafeln zeigen: Heilkräuter mit Wurzeln und Blüten, Personen, indische Apotheker und Ärzte, Maharadschas u.a. - Als Faltblatt die Citadelle der Stadt Lahore (gezeichnet mit Sandmann lith., gedruckt bei J. Rauh in Wien). Versand D: 6,50 EUR Homöopathie; Naturheilverfahren; Pflanzenheilkunde; Arzneimittellehren;, Kulturgeschichte, Medizin, Heilkunde/Heilkunst

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        Portrait als Mädchen. Fast Ganzfigur sitzend auf einem Stuhl in kariertem Kleid. Lithographie auf aufgewalztem Chinapapier von Friedrich Hohe. Unterrand mit Schrift: \"Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie Herzogin in Bayern\".

      München, gedruckt in Kuhne\'s lith. Anstalt für den Verlag Fr. Hohe & Brugger, ca. 1851. Format (aufgewalztes Chinapapier): 270 x 205 mm. (Bildformat: 180 x 155 mm). Blattgröße: 545 x 360 mm.*Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, Herzogin in Bayern (auch Sisi oder Sissi) war eine Prinzessin des Hauses Wittelsbach und durch ihre Heirat mit Franz Joseph I. ab 1854 Kaiserin von Österreich. - Vorliegend eines der frühen Mädchenporträts im Alter von ca. 13 bis 14 Jahren in München, noch bevor der Österreichische Kronprinz Franz Joseph sie kennenlernte. Das vorliegende Bildnis entstand vermutlich nach einer zeitgenössischen Photographie. Es existieren von dieser Ansicht und Pose (auf dem Stuhl in kariertem Kleid) mehrere lithographische Varianten nach dem gleichen Vorbild. Der bayerische Maler und Lithograph Friedrich Hohe (1802-1870) zeigt das Gesicht der späteren Kaiserin von Österreich hier in noch ganz mädchenhaften, kindlichen Zügen. Die anderen Varianten in gleicher Pose tragen nicht den Lithographennamen von Friedrich Hohe und dort ist das Gesicht der Elisabeth reifer und mehr als junge Frau dargestellt. Die vorliegende frühe Variante (Bildnachweis: ÖNB PORT_00052040_01) scheint sehr selten, dieses Exemplar stammt aus dem Familienbesitz Wittelsbach (Schloß Tegernsee). Vollrandig, sauber und sehr gut erhalten. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Porträt Portrait Herrscher Erzhaus Kaiserhaus Österreich Sissi Sisi Elisabeth

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        The War between the United States and Mexico illustrated, embracing pictorial drawings of all the principal conflicts ... with a description of each battle

      New York & Philadelphia: Plon Brothers of Paris for D. Appleton & Co. and George S. Appleton, 1851. Folio. (21 3/4 x 17 inches). 12 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates, heightened with gum arabic, by Bayot (11) or Bayot & Bichebois (1) after Nebel, printed by Lemercier in Paris, 1 lithographed map. Expertly bound to style in half dark green morocco over publisher's green cloth covered boards, upper cover lettered in giltA first-hand report, in words and pictures, of the first offensive war fought by the United States: the first and only edition, with superb hand-coloured lithographed plates of one of the most important pictorial works relating to the Mexican-American War.Kendall was America's first great war correspondent, and an ardent proponent of the necessity of America's war with Mexico. When hostilities broke out, he went at once to the Rio Grande where he joined with the Rangers, and later attached himself to the Scott expedition. For this work he keyed his text to the individual plates and the combination affords a detailed illustrated account of each battle.The plates are the work of the German artist, Carl Nebel, who painted each of the twelve major clashes of the war. Kendall notes in his preface that "Of the twelve illustrations accompanying his work... the greater number were drawn on the spot by the artist. So far as regards the general configuration of the ground, fidelity of the landscape, and correctness of the works and buildings introduced, they may be strictly relied upon. Every reader must be aware of the impossibility, in painting a battle scene, of giving more than one feature or principal incident of the strife. The artist has ever chosen what he deemed the more interesting as well as exciting points of each combat... in the present series of illustrations the greatest care has been taken to avoid inaccuracies."The authors of Eyewitness to War wrote approvingly that the present work "represents the climax of the confluence of journalism and lithography on the prints of the Mexican war" and that Nebel's images are "the eyewitness prints that must be compared against all others." For the text Kendall drew on "the official reports of the different commanders and their subordinates," but "was present at many of the battles" and "personally examined the ground on which all save that of Buena Vista were fought" (for information on this he relied on a Captain Carleton).The plates are titled: Battle of Palo-alto; Capture of Monterey; Battle of Buena Vista; Bombardment of Vera-Cruz; Battle of Cerro gordo; Assault of Contreras; Battle of Curubusco; Molino del Rey - attack upon the molino; Molino del Rey - attack upon the casamata; Storming of Chapultepec - Pillow's attack; Storming of Chapultepec - Quitman's attack; Gen. Scott's entrance into Mexico.It is interesting to note that while the work was published by D. Appleton in New York and Philadelphia, the lithographs were produced in Paris. Both Kendall and Nebel felt that the Paris lithographers alone were qualified to do justice to their images and they both spent some time in Europe overseeing the production of the work, for which Kendall and Nebel shared all the costs.A contemporary reviewer described the work as follows: "We have never seen anything to equal the artistic skill, perfection of design, marvelous beauty of execution, delicacy of truth of coloring, and lifelike animation of figures ... They present the most exquisite specimens ever exhibited in this country of the art of colored lithography; and we think that great praise ought to be awarded to Mr. Kendall for having secured such brilliant and beautiful and costly illustrations for the faithful record of the victories of the American army" (review in the New Orleans Picayune, 15 July 1850).Bennett, p. 65; Haferkorn, p. 47; Howes K76; Raines p,132; Sabin 37362; Tyler, Prints of the West , p.78.

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        Soldat från ett bayerskt alpregemente. (Sappör.)

      Olja på pappannå. Ej signerad. 19

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        Reisen in das heilige Land nach Smyrna, Beirut, Constantinopel, Alexandrien und Cairo, in den Jahren 1851, 1856 und 1857. 1. Theil (alles Erschienene): Reisen mit 4 Diakonissinnen in das Hlg. Land, nach Smyrna, Beirut und Constantinopel im Jahre 1851.

      Mit 71 Textholzschnitten, 1 Faltplan u. 1 Faltkarte.VIII, 408 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Tobler 184 Röhricht 445 f. - Der Plan zeigt Jerusalem und die Karte Palästina mit einem Teil von Ägypten. - Berieben. Der Plan mit einer Hinterlegung. Tls. etwas braunfleckig.

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        Letters of Percy Bysshe Shelley. With an Introductory Essay by Robert Browning.

      (Einband minimalst berieben, erste und letzte Blätter braunfleckig, sehr schönes Exemplar) Contemporary olive morocco (203 x 133 x 17,5 mm), spine with five raised bands, panelled and lettered in gilt, richly gilt with gilt fleural tools and lines, boards with gilt line panels. Top edge gilt, burgundy endleaves. Bound by Riviere & Son, and signed on upper turn-in.. This is the first edition of the Browning Essay. Edward Moxon bought twenty three letters at a Sotheby & Wilkinson sale, 12 May 1851. The vendor of these letters was the bookseller William White who had obtained them, with other items including Byron forgeries, from 'Major George Gordon de Luna Byron', also known as DeBibler, who claimed to be the illegitimate son of the poet Byron by a Spanish lady. The son of Sir Francis Palgrave realised that Letter XXI to William Godwin from Florence was cribbed from a letter to his father."An ingenious forgery perpetrated by an impostor, claiming to be the [natural] son of Lord Byron. Two genuine letters, which happened to be in Moxon's hands, were included. The fraud was discovered, to the chagrin of Browning and Moxon, who at once destroyed all obtainable copies of the book" (Granniss).The two genuine letters in the present volume are No. V to Sir James Henry Lawrence, August 17, 1812 (= Ingpen #186 de Ricci 186) and No. XXIII to Keats, Pisa, July 27, 1820 (= Ingpen #484 de Ricci 484)."One of the most ingenious literary forgeries of modern times is recalled by a rare work which a London bookdealer now is offering for sale for 375. It is an octavo volume published in 1852 by Moxon and entitled 'Letters of P. B. Shelley, with an introductory essay by Robert Browning. Browning really wrote the introduction, but not one of the twenty-five letters in it is by Shelley. These letters purported to have been sent by Percy Bysshe Shelley, the eminent English poet, to various of his friends. They were clever imitations of his hand-writing, and bore the postmarks of cities in which it was known that Shelley had resided. The book made a sensation. Browning's preface is one of his most admired pieces of prose writing. Moxon sent copies of the work to a number of distinguished literary men, among others Lord Alfred Tennyson. Francis Turner Palgrove, son of Sir Francis Palgrove, the historian, was at the time a guest of Lord Tennyson. He picked up the book one day and opened it at a letter from Shelley to Godwin, his father-in-law, which seemed strangely familiar to him. He read on and found that the letter was a plagiarism of an article which his father had contributed to the Quarterly Review in 1840. Moxon, when informed of this discovery, said that he had bought the letters at a public sale, and that they seemed authentic. The handwriting appeared genuine, the seal was Shelley's and the addresses bore the stamp of the Post Offices of the italian towns where Shelley had lived. It happened that, at the same sale, the poet's son, Sir Percy Florence Shelley, had bought other letters of his father, which were of a private and personal character. These letters were found to be at utter variance with well-known facts. Moxon at once suppressed the book, the auctionneer said that the letters had come to him from a bookseller named W. White. White, in turn, said that he had bought them from an unknown woman who claimed to have received them from Fletcher, Lord Byron's servant. Further search revealed that behind this unknown woman was the forger, George Gordon Byron, alias De Gibler. This adventurer bore a striking resemblance to Lord Byron, had assumed his name, and had passed himself off as Byron's natural son. He almost succeeded in palming off on a publisher some unedited remains of Lord Byron. As soon as the facts about the letters became known he disappeared (...)" (New York Times, February 26, 1911: "Shelley's forged letters. Rare copy for sale in London, the work of G. G. Byron").Erste Ausgabe. Handgefertigter olivbrauner Maroquinband mit fünf erhabenen Bünden auf dem Rücken, auf zweitem und drittem Feld Verfasser und Titel, am Fuß das Jahr, die anderen mit reicher fleuraler Vergoldung und Randlinien. Die Deckel mit dreifachen Randrahmen aus Linienvergoldung reiche Innenkantenvergoldung, dreifarbige handgestochene Kapitale. Goldkopfschnitt, vorn und unten unbeschnitten Vorsätze aus burgunderrotem Papier. Signiert auf dem vorderen Ledereinschlag unten: Riviere & Son. - Vorsätze braunfleckig, sonst sehr schönes, dekoratives Exemplar dieser seltenen Ausgabe.Mit dem Exlibris von Robert Hoe III (1839 - 1909), Bibliophiler, Besitzer von Schnellpressenfabriken und Erfinder von Druckpressen, lebte in New York, wo er Eigentümer einer der größten amerikanischen privaten Bibliotheken war, die 1911-1914 von den Anderson Galeries auktioniert wurde. Zusammen mit anderen Bibliophilen gründete er den Grolier Club, dessen erster Präsident er wurde. Mit einem weiteren Exlibris von John Whipple Frothingham (1818 - 1894). - Some foxing to endleaves, else fine. From the libraries of John Whipple Frothingham and Robert Hoe: "olive brown levant morocco gilt, gilt top, uncut, by Rivière. Printed from forgeries, and suppressed" (Anderson Auction Company, 1912, Part IV, #2935).Robert Hoe III (1839 - 1909) was an American businessman and producer of printing press equipment. He was one of the organizers and first president of the Grolier Club (1884-1888, cf. Asaf/Wornom p. 149) and an extensive collector of rare books and manuscripts. His books were auctioneered by the Anderson Galleries, 1911-1914. "Only a man of taste with a profound knowledge of books could have assembled a collection of such quality" (Lee Edmonds Grove in "Grolier 75", p. 25). Printed on wove paper without watermark. - RFM. Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage oder auf unserer Homepage.

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        The War between the United States and Mexico illustrated, embracing pictorial drawings of all the principal conflicts . with a description of each battle

      Plon Brothers of Paris for D. Appleton & Co. and George S. Appleton, New York & Philadelphia 1851 - (21 3/4 x 17 inches). 12 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates, heightened with gum arabic, by Bayot (11) or Bayot & Bichebois (1) after Nebel, printed by Lemercier in Paris, 1 lithographed map. Expertly bound to style in half dark green morocco over publisher's green cloth covered boards, upper cover lettered in gilt A first-hand report, in words and pictures, of the first offensive war fought by the United States: the first and only edition, with superb hand-coloured lithographed plates of one of the most important pictorial works relating to the Mexican-American War. Kendall was America's first great war correspondent, and an ardent proponent of the necessity of America's war with Mexico. When hostilities broke out, he went at once to the Rio Grande where he joined with the Rangers, and later attached himself to the Scott expedition. For this work he keyed his text to the individual plates and the combination affords a detailed illustrated account of each battle. The plates are the work of the German artist, Carl Nebel, who painted each of the twelve major clashes of the war. Kendall notes in his preface that "Of the twelve illustrations accompanying his work. the greater number were drawn on the spot by the artist. So far as regards the general configuration of the ground, fidelity of the landscape, and correctness of the works and buildings introduced, they may be strictly relied upon. Every reader must be aware of the impossibility, in painting a battle scene, of giving more than one feature or principal incident of the strife. The artist has ever chosen what he deemed the more interesting as well as exciting points of each combat. in the present series of illustrations the greatest care has been taken to avoid inaccuracies." The authors of Eyewitness to War wrote approvingly that the present work "represents the climax of the confluence of journalism and lithography on the prints of the Mexican war" and that Nebel's images are "the eyewitness prints that must be compared against all others." For the text Kendall drew on "the official reports of the different commanders and their subordinates," but "was present at many of the battles" and "personally examined the ground on which all save that of Buena Vista were fought" (for information on this he relied on a Captain Carleton). The plates are titled: Battle of Palo-alto; Capture of Monterey; Battle of Buena Vista; Bombardment of Vera-Cruz; Battle of Cerro gordo; Assault of Contreras; Battle of Curubusco; Molino del Rey - attack upon the molino; Molino del Rey - attack upon the casamata; Storming of Chapultepec - Pillow's attack; Storming of Chapultepec - Quitman's attack; Gen. Scott's entrance into Mexico. It is interesting to note that while the work was published by D. Appleton in New York and Philadelphia, the lithographs were produced in Paris. Both Kendall and Nebel felt that the Paris lithographers alone were qualified to do justice to their images and they both spent some time in Europe overseeing the production of the work, for which Kendall and Nebel shared all the costs. A contemporary reviewer described the work as follows: "We have never seen anything to equal the artistic skill, perfection of design, marvelous beauty of execution, delicacy of truth of coloring, and lifelike animation of figures . They present the most exquisite specimens ever exhibited in this country of the art of colored lithography; and we think that great praise ought to be awarded to Mr. Kendall for having secured such brilliant and beautiful and costly illustrations for the faithful record of the victories of the American army" (review in the New Orleans Picayune, 15 July 1850). Bennett, p. 65; Haferkorn, p. 47; Howes K76; Raines p,132; Sabin 37362; Tyler, Prints of the West , p.78. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Special-Karte der Vereinicten Staaten von Nord-Amerika, Map of the United States of America,

      Cassel, Druck und Verlag von Theodor Vischer, (1851). mit 16 Karten in Farblithographie, davon eine Übersichts-. und 15 Detailkarten 40x52, dunkles illustrierte OHLn mit lithographierter Vorderdecke, GUTES UND KOMPLETTES EXEMPLAR DIESES ÄUSSERST SELTENEN AMERIKA ATLAS, der Einband geringfügig angestaubt und die Rückendecke mit 2 Flecken Versand D: 5,00 EUR GR 38117, Atlanten

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        Original-Federzeichnung: " Das Todtengräbers Häuschen, in der Rosenstraße in Hamburg beim großen Brande 184, in der Nacht vom 7. auf den 8. Mai, als das Feuer am heftigsten wüthete, mitten unter den Flammen, wunderbar verschon geblieben...

      (...ein ewiges Wahrzeichen dieser unvergeßlichen Begebenheit ).Originalzeichnung von C. Meyer aus dem Jahr 1851 mit untenstehendem handgeschriebenem Text in Tusche. Vor dem Totengräber-Häuschen allerlei Passanten, ein Klavier, im Bildhintergrund bei der zerstörten St. Gertrudenkapelle sind die Aufräum- und Aufbauarbeiten im Gang. Bildgröße 17 x 22 cm / Blattgröße: 31,5 x 36,5 cm. Das Blatt etwas fleckig, leicht fingerfleckig. ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Pitcairn's Island, and the Islanders in 1850. Together with Extracts from his Private Journal and a few Hints upon California; also the Reports of all the Commanders of HM Ships that have touched at the above Island since 1800. Second Edition. SPLENDID COPY OF THE SECOND EDITION

      Whittaker,, 1851. Sm. 8vo., Second Edition, with lithographed portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present), lithographed portrait of John Adams, lithographed plate of the landing beach and full-page illustration in the text, some minimal spotting on title; attractively bound in contemporary half calf, maroon pebble-grain cloth sides, expertly rebacked with old backstrip gilt laid down, backstrip with gilt ruled, second compartment with green leather label lettered in gilt, red sprinkled edges, terracotta endpapers, a remarkably bright, crisp, clean copy. With the record of shipping and list of of subscribers. This famous and invaluable account of the Bounty mutineers was published three times in the first year. The author, en route from New Zealand to the gold fields of California, was stranded at Pitcairn when his vessel was blown offshore. During his enforced stay he compiled an extensive account of the later events of the Bounty Mutiny, with a detailed list of Bounty descendants and a valuable record of vessels calling at the island. EXTREMELY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.

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        Boston map and city plan with Vignette of the Bunkers Hill Monument and the State House as well as a beautiful engraving of the city of Boston by J. Watkins. One of the most beautiful 19th century depictions of Boston.

      London & New York: J & F. Tallis. Very good condition.. London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Size of the actual map: 27 cm x 37 cm. Very good condition. John Tallis (7 November 1817 ? 3 June 1876) was an English cartographic publisher. His company, John Tallis and Company, published views, maps and atlases in London from roughly 1838 to 1851. Tallis set up as a publisher with Frederick Tallis in Cripplegate in 1842; the business moved to Smithfield in 1846, and was dissolved in 1849. From 1851 to 1854 Tallis operated as John Tallis and Company. He started The illustrated news of the world and national portrait gallery of eminent personages in 1858, selling it for £1,370 in 1861; it folded in 1863. (Wikipedia) The most important project John Tallis undertook, was the 'Illustrated Atlas' from 1851. The original map we offer here, was part of this exceptional Atlas and all the maps it contained are still today considered as the last reminder of an era of lavish map production. Tallis worked the project together with John Rapkin (1815-1876) and it was Rapkin's style and talent that we have to thank for when we marvel at these maps today. What makes these maps so special is the detail of engraved vignettes that surround the map and often show indigenous scenes, people in their environment and even more so, historical buildings or historical views of towns and cities, architecture and landscape. The project of 'The Illustrated Atlas' was designed to be finished just in time for the anxiously awaited "Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations" or The Great Exhibition, sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition in reference to the temporary structure in which it was held, was an international exhibition that took place in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 11 October 1851. It was the first in a series of World's Fairs, exhibitions of culture and industry that became popular in the 19th century, and it was a much anticipated event. The Great Exhibition was organized by Henry Cole and Prince Albert, husband of the reigning monarch, Queen Victoria. It was attended by numerous notable figures of the time, including Charles Darwin, Samuel Colt, members of the Orléanist Royal Family and the writers Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, George Eliot and Alfred Tennyson. Music for the opening was under the direction of Sir George Thomas Smart and the continuous music from the exhibited organs for the Queen's procession was "under the superintendence of William Sterndale Bennett". (Wikipedia)

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      St. Gallen und München, 1850 und 1851. - Zusammen (1+1 =) 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Ein Brief mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An den Verleger Friedrich Brockhaus, der ihn offensichtlich zur Mitarbeit an seinem Konversationslexikon eingeladen hatte: "[.] Obgleich durch Zutrauen u. nachsichtsvolle Meinung hoch geehrt, kann ich mich doch nicht entschließen der Einladung Folge zu leisten und die orientalische Frage in der klar u lichtvoll angedeuteten Weise in die Hand zu nehmen [.]" (10. III. 1850). - "Aufrichtig gestanden war es sicher eine unverzeihliche Thorheit den Artikel mit Namen zu unterzeichnen! Der Universitäts-Senat hat inzwischen seine Beschlüsse schon gefasst. Man wirft mir unter anderen Sünden Undankbarkeit gegen die Alma Mater vor, weist meinen Angriff /:Cretinismus, akademischer Blödsinn:/ mit Entrüstung zurück, verzichtet aber auf jeden weiteren Schritt gegen den Verf. des "Kurzen Berichtes". Auch bei der Akademie scheint es nicht zum Extrem zu kommen [.]" (11. II. 1851).

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        New York - Large map and city plan with a most wonderful engraving of New York, viewed from Williamsburgh. With Vignettes and illustrations of A New York Steamer, Brooklyn, City Hall, Custom House, The Narrows from Fort Hamilton.

      London & New York: J & F. Tallis. This is the original plan and map, NOT a Reproduction. Some minor fraying to the outer margins and three tiny defects to the townplan and Hudson only. Very good condition.. London & New York, J & F. Tallis, 1851. Original steel engraving / Vintage map. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin. Partly hand-coloured. Size of the actual map: 37,4 cm x 53,5 cm. This is the original plan and map, NOT a Reproduction. Some minor fraying to the outer margins and three tiny defects to the townplan and Hudson only. Very good condition. John Tallis (7 November 1817 ? 3 June 1876) was an English cartographic publisher. His company, John Tallis and Company, published views, maps and atlases in London from roughly 1838 to 1851. Tallis set up as a publisher with Frederick Tallis in Cripplegate in 1842; the business moved to Smithfield in 1846, and was dissolved in 1849. From 1851 to 1854 Tallis operated as John Tallis and Company. He started The illustrated news of the world and national portrait gallery of eminent personages in 1858, selling it for £1,370 in 1861; it folded in 1863. (Wikipedia) The most important project John Tallis undertook, was the 'Illustrated Atlas' from 1851. The original map we offer here, was part of this exceptional Atlas and all the maps it contained are still today considered as the last reminder of an era of lavish map production. Tallis worked the project together with John Rapkin (1815-1876) and it was Rapkin's style and talent that we have to thank for when we marvel at these maps today. What makes these maps so special is the detail of engraved vignettes that surround the map and often show indigenous scenes, people in their environment and even more so, historical buildings or historical views of towns and cities, architecture and landscape. The project of 'The Illustrated Atlas' was designed to be finished just in time for the anxiously awaited "Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations" or The Great Exhibition, sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition in reference to the temporary structure in which it was held, was an international exhibition that took place in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 11 October 1851. It was the first in a series of World's Fairs, exhibitions of culture and industry that became popular in the 19th century, and it was a much anticipated event. The Great Exhibition was organized by Henry Cole and Prince Albert, husband of the reigning monarch, Queen Victoria. It was attended by numerous notable figures of the time, including Charles Darwin, Samuel Colt, members of the Orléanist Royal Family and the writers Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, George Eliot and Alfred Tennyson. Music for the opening was under the direction of Sir George Thomas Smart and the continuous music from the exhibited organs for the Queen's procession was "under the superintendence of William Sterndale Bennett". (Wikipedia)

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        Life of Thomas Stothard R.A. With Personal Reminiscences

      London: John Murray, 1851, 1851. First edition. NCBEL III, 712. Some slight rubbing; a fine copy.. 2 vols, 4to, contemporary polished calf, black and red leather labels, gilt decorations and lettering, gilt inner dentelles. Extra-illustrated with 118 plates.

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        RAPPORTO generale della pubblica esposizione dei prodotti naturali e industriali della Toscana fatta in Firenze nel novembre 1850 nell'I. e R. Palazzo della Crocetta.

      - Firenze, tip. della Casa della Correzione, 1851, in-8 grande, bella leg. coeva in mezza pelle con titolo e fregi neorococò in oro sul dorso, pp. CXCV, [5], 342 [ma: 442]. Prima edizione. Vera e propria "summa" della situazione economica, manifatturiera, agricola e scientifica toscana nel 1850. Bell'esemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lexikon der hamburgischen Schriftsteller bis zur Gegenwart. Bände 18 (komplett in 7 Bänden).

      Im Auftrage des Vereins für hamburgische Geschichte. Ausgearbeitet [und begründet] von Hans Schröder. [Fortgeführt von] Friedrich August Cropp Carl Rudolph Wilhelm Klose Anton Heinrich Kellinghusen. Lexikon der hamburgischen Schriftsteller bis zur Gegenwart. Bände 18 (komplett in 7 Bänden). Perthes-Besser & Mauke. Hamburg 18511883. Band 1: AbatzDassovius (1851) VIII, 640 S. Band 2: DassoviusGünther (1854) IV, 640 S. Band 3: GüntherKleye (1857) XXXIV, 624 S. Band 4: KlinckerLyser (1866) 2 Bl., 619 S., 1 Bl. Band 5: MaackPauli (1879) 2 Bl., 656 S. Band 6: PauliSchoff (1873) 2 Bl., 640 S. Band 7 / 8 [in einem Band]: SchoffWestphalen (1879) 2 Bl., 640 S. / WestphalenZylius (1883) 2 Bl., 258 S. Original-Halbleder der Zeit (um/nach 1883) mit Rückentitel in Golddruck und Rückenvergoldung sowie verstärkten Leder-Ecken. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Zustand: Die Einbände mit leichten Alters- bzw. Lagerspuren (etwas berieben und beschabt). Davon abgesehen von sehr guter Erhaltung, das heißt innen beinahe wie neu und ungelesen. Sehr seltene vollständige Ausgabe dieses Lexikons und noch seltener in diesem Erhaltungszustand. Schröders noch heute unverzichtbares hamburgisches Schriftsteller-Lexikon gilt als Musterarbeit in dieser Branche (ADB). [SW: Hamburg Lexika Enzyklopädien Biographien]

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        Payne's Illustrated Plan of London.

      Published for the Proprietors by A.H. Payne, [c.1851], Dresden and Lerpzig, - The Great Exhibition Hand-coloured lithograph plan, extending west to east from Hyde Park to West India Docks and from north to south from Regents Park to The Oval, vignette view of London from Hampstead Heath upper right, and of the Houses of Parliament below, 6pp. guide pasted to upper pastedown, folding into red cloth covers, publisher's label pasted to upper board. An attractive map and guide to London produced for visitors during the Great Exhibition.The plan shows the Crystal Palace, which occupies a large part of the southern portion of Hyde Park. Railways and are clearly marked in black with main roads coloured yellow, open spaces in green, and the City of London outlined in red. Below the plan is a view of the newly reconstructed Palace of Westminster. The guide lists the sights and amusements to be seen in London and its vicinity. These include Chelsea Hospital and Gardens; Buckingham Palace; Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew; and the Tower of London. 450 by 790mm. (17.75 by 31 inches).

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        On the dynamical theory of heat, with numerical results deduced from Mr Joule?s equivalent of a thermal unit and M. Regnault?s observations on steam. [Bound with:] On a method of discovering experimentally the relation between the mechanical work spent, and the heat produced by the compression of a gaseous fluid. [Together two offprints from Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. XX, Part II, 1851].

      Edinburgh: Printed for the Society by Neill and Co., 1851. First edition, the extremely rare offprints, of these groundbreaking papers in which Kelvin outlined the view, as based on recent experiments by Joule and others, that “heat is not a substance [‘caloric’], but a dynamical form of mechanical effect; we perceive that there must be an equivalence between mechanical work and heat, as between cause and effect.” “His great paper on <em>The Dynamical Theory of Heat</em>, published in the <em>Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh </em>in 1851, fully established the bases of thermodynamics” (Wyllie, p. 89). “In 1851 he laid down two fundamental propositions, the first a statement of Joule’s proposition of the mutual equivalence of work and heat, and the second a statement of Carnot’s criterion for a perfect engine… [He] accepted as a fundamental principle what he soon termed the universal dissipation of energy… This reasoning provided the basis for Kelvin’s ‘second law of thermodynamics’: ‘it is impossible, by means of inanimate material agency, to derive mechanical effect from any portion of matter by cooling it below the temperature of the coldest of the surrounding objects’” (<em>Companion to the History of Modern Science</em>, p. 334). “In these papers, Thomson outlined the basic principles of the new science of thermodynamics that had emerged from his attempts at making sense of Carnot and Joule’s apparently contradictory positions. Over the next few decades, Thomson, Joule, and others would succeed in placing this new thermodynamic science at the very heart of 19th-century physics” (Morus, p. 122). COPAC lists one copy only (Cambridge); ABPC/RBH list only the Plotnick copy (in modern boards) (sold Christie’s 2002, lot 271, $1135).</p> <p> </p> <p>“In 1847 William presented to the Glasgow Philosophical Society <em>A Notice of Stirling’s Air Engine</em>, a subject already well known but not well understood. At this time the only lucid, though incomplete, account of the principles of heat engines was that produced by the French engineer, Sadi Carnot, in 1824 [<em>Réflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu et sur les machines propres a développer cette puissance</em>] which Thomson probably knew through an even less complete account by Emile Clapeyron. Carnot’s theory was based on an analogy with hydraulic engines in which he supposed that the work done by a heat engine was to be drawn from the fall of heat from higher to lower temperature without loss of heat, just as work done by a water wheel is drawn from the fall of water from an upper to a lower level without loss of matter. In spite of the falsity of this supposed conservation of heat, Carnot and his successors contrived to give a correct account of a number of phenomena, and these successes made it hard to accept the contrary rule, that in an ideal heat engine the work done is in an invariable proportion to the heat which disappears.</p> <p> </p> <p>“Already in 1847, James Prescott Joule had presented to the British Association meeting at Oxford the results of his careful experiments which showed that, in dissipative fluid flow, the energy lost reappeared as an equivalent amount of heat. Thomson was present during Joule’s talk and was deeply impressed by the potential importance of the result; however, it seems that his reservations about its accuracy were only finally dispelled by the repetition of some of Joule’s results in his own laboratory.</p> <p> </p> <p>“In 1848 Thomson obtained a copy of Carnot’s original memoir from Lewis Gordon, professor of engineering at Glasgow. One consequent suggestion was that it should be possible using a reversible engine as a heat pump to freeze large amounts of water at freezing point without expenditure of energy. In late 1847 or early 1848, James [Thomson, William’s elder brother] had remarked that since water expands on freezing, work would be done by that expansion against the ambient pressure, and deduced that the freezing point of water should be lowered by applied pressure. William subsequently designed an ether thermometer to measure the small temperature shift and succeeded in verifying the effect. In 1849 he also presented a full and clear account of Carnot’s theory to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.</p> <p> </p> <p>“Joule’s careful work had now convinced the Thomson brothers that dissipated mechanical or electrical energy was transformed to heat in unvarying proportion but they remained unconvinced of the reverse. On the other hand, a general law of conservation of energy, now formulated as the First Law of Thermodynamics, was a speculative commonplace with European thinkers and it was Rudolf Clausius in 1850 who combined that with the statement that ‘heat cannot of itself pass from a cooler to a hotter body’ to formulate a correct theory of thermodynamics. Thomson was happy then and later to admit Clausius’ priority in publication, but insisted, probably correctly, that he had independently reached equivalent conclusions before reading Clausius’ paper” (Wyllie, pp. 87-88).</p> <p> </p> <p>In the present paper, Kelvin “acknowledged the contributions of Rankine and Clausius at the outset. He then spelled out what he called two propositions. The first, which he attributed to Joule, was that whenever heat is produced from thermal sources, or lost in thermal effects, equal amounts of heat are put out of existence or generated. He, thus, completely abandoned the caloric theory, accepting Joule’s ideas in their entirety, and becoming perhaps the main advocate from that moment of what he called the <em>dynamical theory </em>of heat …</p> <p>“The second proposition, attributed by William to Carnot and Clausius, states that the most efficient engine acting between particular temperatures of source and refrigerator is a reversible one. William expressed this proposition in his own terms a little later in the paper: ‘It is impossible, by means of inanimate material agency, to derive mechanical effect from any portion of matter by cooling it below the temperature of the coldest of the surrounding objects’. This became his famous statement of the second law of thermodynamics.</p> <p>“So far he had broadly repeated the concepts of Clausius, and to an extent, of Rankine. But the difference between them was that Clausius’s interests were rather narrow, being largely restricted to the theory of heat engines; it might be said that his paper was an admittedly brilliant but technical solution to a technical problem. Rankine too was a comparative newcomer to the topic. William, in contrast, had spent the best part of a decade worrying practically incessantly about the conceptual and cosmological significance of the problems he had been considering. With the solutions now understood in principle, he had much to say about their implications. He began in the remainder of this paper, and continued for the rest of his life.</p> <p>“First, he became the apostle for the new idea of energy. Until that time, physics had been constructed around the Newtonian idea of force, which was immensely useful in mechanics but not so useful elsewhere in physics. With the understanding that heat, light, sound, electricity and magnetism could all be expressed in terms of energy, with the full appreciation of what we now call kinetic and potential energy, and paying regard to the idea of transformations between the various types of energy, it became clear, at least to William, that all the various areas in physics could very fruitfully be discussed in the new paradigm of energy. The treatise he and Tait wrote together is a celebration of this new belief, and today their evangelism has been so successful that it is almost regarded as tautological to describe physics as the science of energy.</p> <p>“Even more significant was William’s long concern, together with James, with the question of waste. What for Clausius was little more than a logical explanation of what happened when heat could have produced work but had failed to do so – extra heat was deposited in the cold reservoir, for William became the solution to his central conceptual problems, and the key to his new worldview. This heat was not lost in the material world, thus satisfying William’s demand that only God could create or destroy. Nevertheless, this energy is ‘lost to man irrecoverably’. Thus, William’s worldview was one of dissipation and irreversibility, with an arrow of time leading to the so-called heat death, where everything is at the same temperature, and any interesting features in the universe have been lost. It was a most beautiful solution to the worries that William and James had shared over many years, and this major conceptual development played a deservedly large part in building up William’s towering reputation through the second half of the nineteenth century” (Whittaker, pp. 86-87).</p> <p>The first offered paper is divided into 60 sections and three parts, the first six sections comprising the introduction. Part I, ‘Fundamental principles in the theory of the motive power of heat,’ comprises sections 7 – 23; Part II, ‘On the motive power of heat through finite ranges of temperature,’ sections 24 – 43; and Part III, ‘Application of the dynamical theory to establish relations between the physical properties of all substances,’ sections 44 – 60. The second paper has sections numbered 1 – 20, but in a subsequent paper published in the same volume of the Edinburgh <em>Transactions</em>, ‘On the dynamical theory of heat. Part 5. On the quantities of mechanical energy contained in a fluid in different states, as to temperature and density,’ Kelvin tells us that the second offered paper should be considered as Part IV and its sections should have been numbered 61 – 80: “A preceding communication (April 21, 1851) published, in the Transactions (Vol. xx., Part ii.), under the title, “On a Method, of Discovering Experimentally the Relation between the Mechanical Work spent, and. the Heat produced, by the Compression of a Gaseous Fluid,” will be referred to as Part IV of a series of Papers on the Dynamical Theory of Heat; and the numbers of its sections will be altered accordingly, so that its first section will be referred to as § 61, and its 20th and last, as § 80.” A sixth part, which dealt with thermoelectric currents, followed in 1854, and a seventh, on thermoelastic and thermomagnetic properties of matter, was mostly written in 1855, though it was first published in Kelvin’s collected papers. It is worth noting that the imprint of these offprints is different from that of the journal volume in which they appeared: the latter is Edinburgh: Robert Grant & Son, 1853. The often thorny question of whether the journal issue or offprint of a paper takes precedence is thus settled clearly in this case in favour of the offprint.</p> <p> </p> <p>Morus, “A Dynamical Form of Mechanical Effect’: Thomson's Thermodynamics,’ pp. 122-139 in <em>Kelvin</em>: <em>Life, Labours and Legac</em>y, Flood et al. (eds.), 2008; Whittaker, ‘James and William Thomson: the creation of thermodynamics,’ Chapter 3 in <em>Kelvin, Thermodynamics and the Natural World</em>, Collins et al. (eds.), 2015; Wyllie, ‘William Thomson, Lord Kelvin,’ in <em>No Mean Society</em>: <em>200 Years of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow</em>, 2003.</p> 4to (290 x 227 mm), pp. [ii], 261-288; [ii], 289-298. Original plain wrappers, title in manuscript on front wrapper.

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        Manuscript - Moroccan Leather Travel Journal with Lock & Key of a Woman's Adventures Through Europe and Tangier, Morocco

      Europe, 1851. Italy, Spain, Morocco, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, England, 1851-1874. Journal of travels and special events in the charmed life of Charlotte Dent, a privileged and confident young woman born into an upper-class elite family whose legacy is tied to the restoraion of the Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, with highlights being a year spent in Venice whilst it was still crown land of the Austrian Empire, a three-week tour of Tangier, and intimate details of her private life. Qto. 502 pages. A fine burgundy morocco binding sold by William Burnside in Blackheath, with ornate gilt tooling to front and spine, gilt tooled turn-ins, five raised bands, original green star-patterned end papers, leafs watermarked J Whatman 1851, and featuring a genuine Bramah lock and key system engraved "J Bramah, 124 Piccadilly" with the two original skeleton keys. Volume measures 24,5 x 20 x 4 cm. Very good condition, a pleasing and elegantly penned work. A most absorbing and very personal diary of continental travels and upper-class life hobnobbing with royalty and gentry, the writer being Miss Charlotte Wilkinson Dent, an educated socialite, an adventurous woman, and member of the patrician Dent family connected to Sudeley Castle. Her father was a brother of John and William Dent who purchased the castle; her first cousin was Emma Dent who completed restoration works and published a history of the castle. Emma (née Brocklehurst) was one of Charlotte's bridesmaids when she married Captain Arnold Thompson of the Royal Artillery in 1854. Charlotte was the only daughter of Major Robert Dent, Esq. (1793-1853) who served in the Horse Grenadier Guards, is listed as a member of the Society of Antiquities of London in 1802, and who died only fourteen months before she married in 1854. She is named after her mother Charlotte, née Robbarts. She travelled widely throughout Europe as a young woman, before and after she married. As a wealthy aristocrat, she drew the public eye, and the events of her life were seldom private even when they ought to have been, including the death of her young son and a previous stillborn birth, both of which she describes. Previous to her marriage, Charlotte Wilkinson Dent is named in "The India Office and Burma Office List (1852)" as a "Proprietor of East-India Stock", as are separately named, widow Mrs. C. Dent residing at Lee in Kent (presumably her mother), Mr. Thomas Dent, Esq. at Canton, a William Dent on London, and others. A public hanging by Austrian rulers in Venice, a Moroccan harem, ancient architecture, traditional festivals, emperor's palaces, grand weddings, dining with diplomats and royalty - these are but some of the events which are so eloquently described in the young partisan's fine manuscript hand. When her diary begins, Charlotte was living in Manor House, Lee, England, another historic site with which she is associated. Dating back to 1772 and famed as the residence of the Baring merchant banking family, Sir Francis Baring (1740-1810) purchased it in 1796, bequeathing the Manor House and Gardens to his son Thomas Baring (1799-1873) who leased it to private tenants, Charlotte's family residing there from 1848 and into the mid to late 1850s. A fine morocco journal, complete with a robust high quality Bramah lock, this volume was gifted to Charlotte by her mother as she departed for her first continental journey in 1851, departing on 5 September from the Lee Manor House in a Clarence type horse-drawn carriage with a driver, for an extensive stay in Venice. With her travel companions Clinton, Marianne and Polly who may be her siblings, the writer settled in Venice for nearly a year, sharing numerous dinners and soiréees with nobility and gentry - Dukes and Duchesses, Princesses, Counts, leading military men including politicians, Generals, and Governors, from several countries. Sojourns are made to the spa resort village Recoaro Terme, the Prosecco producing town of Treviso, and other prestigious locations. Pastimes included, as expected from a refined young Victorian lady, reading the latest published novels, strolls at the town piazza, garden walks, devotions, and playing the piano. At the time ruled by Franz Joseph I of Austria, the Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia, now part of Italy, some Ventians protested for independence, and payed for it with their lives. Much to her dismay, Charlotte witnessed a famous revolutionary being hanged by Austrian officials in a public square, a most disturbing sight for a young, refined woman. Her return journey included a short tour of Vienna in Austria, and several cities in Germany, arriving back in England 3 November 1852, at the Pierremount House, Broadstairs, on the Isle of Thanet, in Kent. This section of the volume, Charlotte's first travel account, is an elegant, detailed work revealing the lives and relations of nineteenth century nobles, and consists of 226 pages. Excerpts from the text, pertaining to Venice, etc.: "Journal of my journey to Venice..." "Friday Sept 5th 1851. Left Manor House, Lee about a quarter past three in a hired Clarence... Reached London Bridge at 1/4 past four, found Uncle Lancelot there..." "[Venice] Sept. 28th... at two o'clock went by appointment to the Infanta's... she is young...her name is Maria Béatrice, she is a daughter of the Duke of Modena & sister to the Countesse de Chambord, alias Duchesse de Bordeaux... " "Oct. 10th. Was very industrious working at the muslin curtains for the dining room the greater part of the morning... went out to the gondola, called first on Madame Chwostoff, the Russian Countess, and found her at home, she is very plain... takes snuff, and smokes... then went to see Madame Astruc... then walked to the Piazza..." "Oct. 11th. There was an unfortunate man hung on the Campo di Marte this morning by the Austrian Government for having purchased Revolutionary prints & possessing Revolutionary papers. His name was Luigi Dottesio, & he was denounced by one of his friends and countrymen. The man who sold the prints is condemned to ten years imprisonment in a fortress with heavy irons, - this seems severe... I can not help thinking about this execution all day." [Luigi Dottesio (1814-1851) was an Italian patriot who was very active in the distribution of anti-Austrian pamphlets, before and after 1848. Intercepted by the gendarmes in Maslianico while he was trying to illegally cross the Swiss frontier, he was executed for those activities by Austrians in Venezia, in 1851.] "Nov. 1st.... A civil note arrived from Mr. Cheney... to dine with him... it was decided I should refuse...he is not married.... Madame Esterhazy, Lady Lorell, General Wallmoden, Maréchal Marmont, and Prince & Princess Yablonowski dined.... [Edward Cheney (1803-1884) was a prominent member of the British community in Venice]" "Nov. 21st... to the Salute, there were two bridges of boats built across the Grand Canal... the Fête of the Salute which was erected by the Senate in 1632... a procession of priests... crowds of people... Mrs. Ruskin [Efie, wife of writer John Ruskin] in a most wonderful bonnet & Lady Sorell [wife of the late Lieut-Col Sir Thomas Stephen Sorell, consul-general for the Lombardo-Venetian States] ... " "Nov. 30th... to dine... the party consisted of Princess Hohenlohe [Queen Victoria's half sister Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe Langenburg], Princess Yablonowski [Polish], the old Marshall, Count Falkenhayn [Prusssian], Mr. D'Erico, Count Festetics [Hungarian]... " "December 1st. Princess Yablonowski called..." "January 5th [1852]... appointment to go to the Belli Arti" with Mrs. Ruskin... then went to the Ducal Palace..." "Feb. 5th. Signor Buzzolla came... Arranged the room &c. for our dance this evening... the first night of the Rigatta... The people all seemed pleased, Princess Hohenlohe looked very nice... I wore a white tarlatan dress... Roman Pearls..." "Feb.13th... paid a visit to Madame de Quesney, dame d'honneur to the Duchesse de Berri, & asked to be allowed d'offrir nos hommages à son Altesse Royale..." "March 14th. General Reischach called... on the Piazzetta, the Capitaine Pisztory, also Colonel Cameron. About eight went to a large concert at the Duchess de Berri's, there were numerous royalties present, the Grand Duke Constantine & Grand Duchess, the Duc & Duchess de Bordeaux, the Duke & Duchess of Modena, the Duchess of Parma &c... covered with beautiful diamonds... sang with great taste..." "July 24th. Very busy packing as I shall have to turn out of my nice large cool room next week for Lord Westmoreland" "August 1st. Lord Westmoreland & Lord Burghersh dined." "Sept. 21st. [Vienna]... beautiful Cathedral...stonework of the spire... We mounted the Santa Tower, saw the great bell made of 180 pieces of cannon taken from the Turks... went to the Emperor's Palace... Emperor's carriages... Church of the Augustines..." "June 15th [Manor House, Lee, England]. Arnold's thirty second birthday & the day on which we were married... My bridesmaids were Agnes Brucks, Sophia Pereira, Emma Dent, Sabine Dent, Annie Young & my wee niece Marianne... Captain Adye was Arnold's man [General Sir John Miller Adye, soldier and artist]" In January 1854 Charlotte attended an Artillery Soirée with her future husband, whom she had met in 1848. Details of their engagement and wedding consume the following few pages, which are followed by some significant events of their early years together. Small newspaper clippings of such events, and also Charlotte's travels abroad, disperse the manuscript text, revealing that the couple had little privacy, even in difficult times of loss including birthing complications. Her husband is Captain Arnold Thompson, Royal Artillery, who would become Lieutenant-Colonel circa October 1859, Colonel on 6 February 1870, and who achieved rank of Major-General, retiring on 1 May 1880. He may have been from Lanarkshire, a historic county in the central Lowlands of Scotland, not far from the border of England; further research is required to confirm. In May 1855 Arnold was suddenly despatched to HMS Candia by the Royal Army to participate in the Crimean War. His father "Captain Thompson" and his mother, stayed with Charlotte for couple of months. Charlotte then went to visit her mother at the Lee manor House. A busy itinerary of soirées and sojourns continues in England, and as far as Ballincollig in Ireland, Charlotte and Arnold visiting castles and fine estates. A daughter was born at their Woolrich home in 1857. An entry made on 19 November 1858 states that when in Broadstairs the couple frequently stayed in the apartment of Dr. Symes Thompson (1837-1906), a prominent physician and the son of Dr Theophilus Thompson (1807-1860), suggesting her husband's relation to this pedigree. Charlotte and Arnold had a son in 1860, also born in Woolrich. In the spring of 1861 the diarist boarded the steamship Megaera headed for Spain with her husband, to settle in Gibraltar, in a "Europa Pass Cottage". It is possible that Arnold was posted at the Europa Pass Batteries, a group of artillery batteries, located north-west of Europa Point in the south of Gibraltar. [In 1859 the battery had seven guns that looked over the west shoreline around Little Bay. Close to the shore was the Devil's Bowling Green Battery that was overlooked by this battery and the Buena Vista Battery.] Charlotte's mother died when she was in Gibraltar in 1861. Here also, only a few months later, her infant son of 2 years 9 months, Gerald Arnold Bunbury Thompson, died on 25 April 1862, a tragedy which is painfully described in her diary. In 1867 Charlotte and Arnold relocated to the Buena Vista New Mess House, accommodations provided to them by Gibraltar's Governor Sir Richard Airey. Charlotte travelled back to England several times during her stay at Gibraltar. By September 1867 the couple had to vacate once more, thus making plans to visit Tangier across the Strait. In Tangier they attended an extravagant Jewish wedding, as well as a traditional Moorish wedding, both of which are described with splendid detail. Taking in local custom with every opportunity, and clearly having high class connections, they were granted a most intimate tour of the Pasha's palace, harem, and grounds. The 7th October is her last entry, departing from Tangier. Sixteen (16) engaging pages of the diary are devoted specifically to Tangier and Moroccan custom. Excerpts from the text, pertaining to Tangier: "Tuesday, Sept. 17th [1867] Left Gibraltar by the Hercules for Tangier... Victoria Hotel... found only Captn. Stephenson (84th Fusiliers)... saw various Moors &c riding, the costumes &c seemed all so strange." "... on mules with Moorish Guides to visit Cape Spartel" "... visited the Belgian Consul's home.. rode to Mount Washington... the summer residence of Sir John Hay [Sir John Hay Drummond-Hay (1816-93) diplomat and Consul General] returning we heard Moorish music in a garden... nice Moorish merchants..." "... to the Pasha's Camp, we were 3 1/2 hours going... found about 100 soldiers, no good horses, & the Pasha was asleep... costumes were very picturesque... heard that the Pasha's Camp had been attacked by the rebels..." "Sept. 30th. Went to see Mehammed's (interpreter to the hotel) wife... friends were with her... Then we visited a large Moorish house full of blk slaves, all the floors... colored tiles... to several Jew's houses... some of the women shewed us their jewels...the head-dress they wear when married..." "Oct. 2nd. Managed to see the Pasha's Harem, the court of the Palace was very handsome. I cannot say as much for the wives... The first wife, an enormous dark colored woman was very civil & shewed us one of her dresses... There were hosts of small colored children running about... took our leave & went to the Pasha's stables... The Pasha past... he was gorgeously attired..." "Had an interview with the Second Governor Abdul Meleb... his wife... her cousin (only fourteen though married)..." "Moorish Harems appear uncommonly dirty downstairs where they seem always to live in rooms looking onto the courtyard or patio... upstairs a room covered with Moorish rugs, cushions round the floor to sit on, a bed at each end & glasses frames stuck up so high one cannot see in them." "Bought some Moorish jewellery... merchants from the interior paid us a visit in our sitting room. They wore high white turbans & fine white cashmere Haiks..." From Tangier the couple embarked on a voyage to Vigo for short tour of Spain, from Vigo to Cadiz, then by rail to Seville, where she met by surprise the former Military Secretary of Gibraltar Arthur James Lyon Fremantle who greeted her more than enthusiastically. A six month stay in Seville afforded many tours, festivals, and Cathedrals to visit. Via Cordoba, and Malaga where they watched the making of terra cotta figures, to Granada where they stayed for twelve days and visited numerous sites. Charlotte's tour of Spain is described over 35 pages. Returning to the port of Malaga, a departure voyage in March 1868 saw them safely to London. Following entries continue to unfold local travels and gentility, a sort-of upper class insouciant nomadic lifestyle afforded only by the affluent non-working class. This section of the diary yields yet more significant names and historic English estates. For example, on 3 November 1870 Charlotte travelled with a friend named Ethel by train then omnibus to the stately Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, the seat of the Duke of Devonshire, then occupied by William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire. On the 1st of December another Dent family wedding took place, Charlotte's husband Arnold coming from Sheerness for the grand occasion. In 1871 Charlotte documents her tour of Switzerland and an extended stay in Paris, with friends Ethel, Henriette, and a maid. In 1873, Arnold bids her farewell as she leaves on an extensive tour of Germany, with sojourns to Belgium and France. These travels are described over 110 pages. The volume concludes with a quote from Scottish novelist and poet George John Whyte-Melville. Further excerpts from the text: "Seville. March 28th [1868] ... went into the cathedral... beautiful stonework... to my surprise I was accosted by Col. Freemantle formerly Military Secretary at Gibraltar... introduced me to his wife..." "Buxton. Nov. 3rd [1870] ...by train to Bowsley & thence by Omnibus to Chatsworth. The Duke & his family were residing there, so all the fountains were playing..." "1874. I shall bid farewell to this dear Diary given me by my Mother twenty three years ago..." Charlotte's connection to the Sudeley Castle: Brothers John and William Dent, wealthy glovemakers from Worcester bought the Sudeley Castle from the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos in 1837, having previously purchased the rest of the estate from Lord Rivers in 1830. They began an ambitious restoration programme, which was continued by their nephew John Coucher Dent who inherited the castle in 1855, and who had married Emma Brocklehurst, daughter of John Brocklehurst (1788-1870), one of Macclesfield's first MPs, a banker, and head of the family?s successful silk milling business. Emma Dent was an intellectual, cultured and industrious Victorian lady who cared deeply for the Sudeley Castle estate and neighbouring Winchcombe. In 1877 she published the "Annals of Winchcombe and Sudeley." Following her husband?s death in 1885 much of her energy was devoted to their improvement and continuing welfare. In 1890 Emma had the building works at Sudeley Castle completed, which included the North and West Lodges, the Jubilee addition to the Western range, the North Tower and the new main entrance from Winchcombe. Charlotte's time at Manor House, Lee: The 1852 Journal of the Horticultural Society of London indicates that Mrs. Dent (Charlotte's mother) was a resident there at the time, having a gardener who was growing grapes on the property. Even earlier, March 1848, Mrs. Dent appears, noted as residing at manor House, Lee, in Kent, in The Athenæum: A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts. Built in 1772 as a country house, the Manor House was owned from 1796 by the banking family of Baring. In 1801 the Barings bought Stratton Park in Hampshire, a large estate which included the village of Micheldever. They subsequently leased the Lee Manor House. The first tenant of the Barings seems to have been Frederick Perkins, whom FW Hart describes as an opulent brewer, and who moved out in the 1830s. The Barings returned to the Manor House at the end of Perkins' lease, the House being used by Sir Francis Thornhill Baring who would become 1st Baron Northbrook in 1866, and who was Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1839 to 1841. The latter was the grandson of the original Sir Francis. His father would have still owned the house at that stage, it didn't pass onto Sir Francis Thornhill Baring until 1848 when his father died, at which time he lessed the estate to the Dent family. In the late 1850s Henry Burrard Farnall, was the tenant. He was a Poor Law Board Inspector, and along with Florence Nightingale, instituted the first enquiries into the quality of nursing in workhouse infirmaries. By 1881 the Manor House was home to the Military "crammer" School run by Henry Wolffram which was designed to prepare young men for the entrance examinations for the Army. Earl of Northbrook sold the Manor House and estate to the London County Council for £8,835 in 1898. The house became a public library in 1902 and the garden a public park. . Very Good.

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        The Cabinet-Maker's Sketch Book. A Series of Original Details, for Modern Furniture

      Glasgow: William Mackenzie. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and discoloured. Endpapers creased and torn. Occasional foxing within, impacting on some plates. Final plates have damp stain at bottom right hand corner. Marbled edges. [1851]. [First Edition]. Half-leather cover with blue cloth boards. 380mm x 290mm (15" x 11"). 45pp + plates. Fold out table, full page diagrams of the orders of architecture, and 89 (of 101) engraved plates. Although there is no obvious sign of plates having been removed from this volume, other editions are credited with 101, including hand-coloured plates, not present here. .

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        League of the Ho-De'-No-Sau-Nee, or Iroquois

      Rochester: Sage & Brother, 1851. First edition. Folding map separated along fold of one section, skillfully rebacked preserving original spine panel, some occasional toning to plates. 8vo. xviii, 477pp. Half-title. Large folding map, folding table and 22 lithographed plates (one folding), including frontispiece; additionally with 18 colored plates, being variant states of the lithographs, sometimes with plate numbers or headlines not present in the uncolored versions. Original black elaborately blind-tooled cloth, gilt-lettered and -decorated on spine. A special copy, with the plates in two states. Plum quotes W.N. Fenton in 'American Anthropologist' (Feb. 1957), stating that there were two printings [i.e. issues] of the first edition, "one of which carried in a few cases colored plates of the illustrations made for Morgan's reports to the New York State Board of Regents." The present is of that deluxe issue, which necessated a different case binding to accomodate the extra thickness. Field writes: "It is indeed rare that taste and learning so well combine with the experience of a lifetime to favor the researches of a historian in examining the scanty records of the American Indians. In early youth Mr. Morgan was so familiarly associated with the Senecas, that he was adopted as a member of the tribe. Under such favorable circumstances, he was permitted to closely study their social organization, and the structure and principles of their ancient league. Year after year his materials grew, until his copious notes became volumes, and thus the production of the first systematic treatise, regarding the internal structure of Indian society and government was made easy of accomplishment. The laws of descent among the Iroquois, first claimed the author's attention, and his treatise fully exhibits that marvelous and sagacious legislative restriction, by which tribal and national rank was always derived from the mother. Not the least valuable feature of his work, crowded as it is with original investigations and logical deductions, is the map of the territory belonging to, or once occupied by the Six Nations, in which all the localities of their numerous villages are shown, with the aboriginal names of the streams, lakes, valleys, and other geographical features. The Appendix, pp. 465 to 477, is entitled "Schedule explanatory of the Indian Map.' It is a table giving the English names of the localities, streams, etc., on the map, and opposite thereto the Indian name, while a third column exhibits its signification. Nearly four hundred geographical names are thus rendered and translated." Field 1091; Howes M-804 ("aa"); Plum 241; Sabin 50666 ("the work of a writer more than ordinarily fitted for the task").

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        König Nußknacker und der arme Reinhold. Ein Kindermährchen in Bildern

      Frankfurt am Main, Literarische Anstalt (Rütten & Löning), o.J. (um 1851). 25 x 19,5cm, mod. Halbleinen, koloriertes Titelbl. an den Rändern hinterlegt, 32 Bl. mit handkolorierten Holzschnitten (Titelbl. in die Paginierung einbezogen) Bilderbuch. Erzählt wird in Versen und farbigen Bildern von der Traumfantasie eines armen, kranken Jungen, die in ein Spielzeugland mit einem König Nussknacker führt. Dieser wird durch eine Horde lärmender Kinder dazu gebracht, seine Krone abzulegen. Für Erwachsene eine Parodie auf autokratisches Königtum, für Kinder v. a. reizvoll durch die Verfremdung der Perspektive und die Veränderung der Größenverhältnisse. Die EA wurde wegen angeblicher Majestätsbeleidigung beschlagnahmt, daher sind nur wenige Exemplare erhalten (s. Handbuch zur Kinder- und Jugendliteratur. Von 1850 bis 1900. Stuttgart 2008, p. 1218). Durch diese Geschichte wurde auch erstmals ein Bezug zwischen dem Nußknacker und der Weihnachtszeit hergestellt. Im Ganzen trotz einiger Nutzungs- und Alterungsspuren gut erhalten. Früher Druck: jetzt bei Rütten & Loening, als Drucker ist Georg Otto in Darmstadt angegeben, das Titelblatt nun in die Seitenzählung eingeschlossen. Die Literarische Anstalt Rütten änderte ihren Namen in \"Rütten & Loening\" ab 1857, als der Verleger und Teilhaber Löwenthal zum Christentum konvertierte und sich Loening nannte Versand D: 5,00 EUR Kinderbuch, Struwwelpeter, Weihnachtsmärchen

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        Guida del costruttore dei lavori pubblici. Compilata dall' ingenere architetto Orlando Orlandii sulle tracce di quella pubblicata a Parigi nell' anno 1850.

      Angiolo Garinei, Firenze 1851 - Volume unico. Firenze, Angiolo Garinei, 1851. 8°. 341 S., 18 gefalt. Tafeln. HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Kleiner Stempel auf Titel, minim stockfleckig, gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1851 , 4th Edition (Smith 4/24)

      Hi, Here we have an 1851 Lillywhite Guide. A decade before Wisden started. 4th Edition in Orignal Paperback Form The covers are a bit dark with some loss to the edges and rounding of the corners, it is tightly bound although some loss of paper to the spine, the internal pages are clean and very presentable and pre dates Wisden. Rare.

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        Spirit Rappings, Mesmerism, Clairvoyance, and Psychometry; The Life and Times of Old Billy M'Connell, the Witch Doctor by One Born Among the Witches

      J. A. & U. P. James, Publishers, Cincinnati, OH 1851 - 192 pp. Rebound retaining original wrappers, marginal toning, very good copy. (42167). OCLC locates a copy in the Western Reserve Historical Society Research Library, Cleveland, OH. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping From 1st July, 1851, to the 30th June 1852

      Lloyd's (Printed by J.& H. Cox, 1851. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. original green boards with gold gilt. raised bands to the spine. the front has the lloyd's crest in gold and the name of the official subscriber "Home, Eagar & Co. Cape of Good Hope 1851" the boards are worn and scuffed as one may expect to find with a book of this age. the book has no inscriptions and the binding is excellent. there is sporadic light foxing throughout especially on the early pages

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        An album of 10 songs sung by Lind with accompanying full-page lithographic illustrations

      A rare and attractive tribute to "The Swedish Nightingale.". Various imprints, but evidently assembled by a publisher and issued as the "Jenny Lind Album 1851." Folio. Dark blue calf-backed original green silk doublure boards with large embossed title label to upper with titling within elaborate border printed in green with highly decorative embossed gold elements incorporating portrait miniatures in relief to each corner, decorative spine with titling gilt. With 8 lithographic plates by Sarony and Brown featuring Lind in various settings and one full-page engraved portrait of the singer in formal attire, seated, published by W.L. Ormsby in New York. Contains: Benedict. Jenny Lind's Greeting to America. 8 pp. Ahlstrom. The Herdsman's Song. 5 pp. Benedict. Take this Lute. 7 pp. Benedict. A Morning Song. 10 pp. Taubert. Jenny Linds Celebrated Bird Song. 8 pp. Randell. Swedish Carrier Dove. 6 pp. Bellini. "Do not mingle, one human feeling." 6 pp. Lindblad. Serenade on Adrias Sea. 8 pp. Schumann. The Little Golden Ring. 7 pp. Randell. Sounds so entrancing. 8 pp. A near-fine, fresh copy.

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        THE STONES OF VENICE [THREE VOLUME SET]

      London: Smith, Elder & Company. Very Good+. 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. Top and bottom spine as well as hinges professionally repaired. One plate detached but present. Very light, occasional foxing - not affecting text or plates ; Brown cloth boards with blindstamped floral decoration and gilt design of an apparent chirch window. Numerous tissue guarded plates; 8vo; xvi, 413, 16; 394, 16; 362 pages .

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        Der Bayrische [bayerische] Wald (Böhmerwald).

      Regensburg (Verlag Georg Joseph Manz) 1851 - 2., sehr verm. Aufl. 417 S. mit 37 Stahlstichen, die col. Karte zerissen und nur noch zur Hälfte vorhanden. 18 cm, Original Halbleinen, Rücken und Eb berieben, eine Tafel lose. Papier altersbed. durchgehend etwas gebräunt oder fleckig. Adalbert Müller (* 12. Januar 1802 auf Schloss Furth im Wald; &#134; 13. Oktober 1879 in Regensburg; gebürtig Adalbert Franz Xaver Ernst Johann Nepomuk von Müller) war Schriftsteller und Landeskundler. Der Grueber'sche Vorläufer und das vorliegende Buch gelten als die ersten umfassenden Monographien über den Bayerischen Wald. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Episodes of Insect Life: First, Second, and Third Series

      London: Reeve, Bentham, and Reeve, King William Street, Strand, 1851. First edition of all three volumes of these lyrical lectures on entomology, fantastically illustrated with insects enacting various scenes of Victorian life. The early nineteenth century saw a vogue for works of popular science, inspired by Enlightenment ideals and epitomized by the public lectures of great scientist-showmen like Humphrey Davy. Little is known about author L.M. Budgen, whose scientific contributions combine poetry, prose, fairy tale, and comic illustration. She teaches readers about the world of insects by way of human society, depicting a butterfly as a "painted lady," a bee practicing "Apian Phreno-Magnetism," and a cricket in the guise of an exhausted author. (Budgen's pen name, "Acheta Domestica," is the Latin name for the common house cricket.) Of particular note are the vignette headpieces at the start of each chapter, featuring exquisitely detailed hand coloring. A complete set of this whimsical series, in the iconic pictorial cloth bindings, very scarce in such fine condition. Three octavo volumes, original blue pictorial cloth with an elaborate gilt design of a cricket lecturing to a group of insects on both boards, pale yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. Half titles present. Hand-colored frontispiece in each volume, dancing insect vignette to title pages, hand-colored vignette headpiece and anthropomorphized insect tailpiece to each chapter. Ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper of Series II and III, small printed monogram bookplate "GOM" affixed to front pastedown of all three volumes, Westleys & Co. binder's ticket to lower pastedown of Series I and III. Only a hint of bumping to corners.

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        Die Krankheiten des Herzens und ihre Behandlung.

      8. [24 x 17 cm]. X, 1128, XVI (Inhaltsverzeichnis). Neuer HLdr., altes Rückenschild aufgeklebt. Erstausgabe. - Selten. - Ottomar Rosenbach, geb. in Krappitz (Schlesien) 4. Jan. 1851 als Sohn eines Arztes, studierte in Breslau und Berlin mit besonderem Anschlusse an Cohnheim u. Traube. 1870/71 nahm er als Kriegsfreiwilliger an der Belagerung von Paris Teil. 1873 prom. und 74 approbiert, fungierte er von da ab bis 77 als Assist. d. med. Poliklinik resp. Klinik in Jena unter Leube und Nothnagel. 1878, als Assistent am Allerheiligen-Hosp. in Breslau, habilitierte er sich mit einer Schrift über artifizielle Herzklappenfehler, wurde 1887 dir. Arzt der med. Abteilung des Allerheiligen-Hosp., 1888 Prof. e. o., legte 1893 seine Stellung am Hosp., 1896 sein Amt an der Univ. nieder und siedelte nach Berlin über. R. hat eine grosse Zahl von klin., experim. und kritischen Abhandlungen über diagnostische, therapeutische, physiologische, hygienische und allgemeinpathologische Fragen veröffentlicht und ist stets für die Einheitsbestrebungen in der Medizin, sowie für die Selbständigkeit der Klinik gegenüber den Bestrebungen, spez. Methoden als Selbstzweck statt als Hilfsmittel zu betrachten, eingetreten. Er hat die Herrschaft der pathol. Anatomie, des Tierexperimentes, der Bakteriologie und der mit diesen Methoden entwickelten Formen der (Laboratoriums) Therapie mit kritischen Darlegungen und Thatsachen der Erfahrung u. Beobachtung bekämpft und hat versucht, die Lehre von der functionellen Diagnostik, d.h. die Methode der betriebstechnischen Beurteilung des Zustandes der Energetik, im allgemeinen und spez. zu begründen. Entsprechend diesem Ziele hat er eine Reihe von nicht bekannten oder genügend gewürdigten Symptomenkomplexen (Neurasthenia cordis vasomotoria, digestive Reflexneurose, Pulsation der Aorta abdominalis u.a.) resp. Symptomen (Verhalten der Hautreflexe, der Schliesser und Öffner der Glottis bei Recurrenslähmung, Verhalten des roten Harnfarbstoffes u.a.) beschrieben und in ihren Beziehungen zur Energetik studiert. Endlich hat er versucht, neue Gesichtspunkte für die Biomechanik des Nervensystems und des Kreislaufes aufzustellen und dementsprechend sowohl die Grundlagen der psychischen Behandlung wie die Grundzüge einer Therapie der funktionellen Nervenkrankheiten und der hygienischen Prophylaxe der Herzkrankheiten zu entwickeln. Vgl. Pagel: Biographisches Lexikon hervorragender Ärzte des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. Berlin, Wien 1901, Sp. 1418-1421. *** *** Ottomar Rosenbach (1851-1907), professor in Berlin, was probably the first to associate tabes accompanied by aortic incompetence with syphilis. This copy and the copy at the library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine have the date 1897. The Index-catalogue of the libr. of the Surgeon-General's Office, the British Museum Cat. of printed books and Garrison and Morton all have 1893-1897. It is probable therefore that this work was issued in parts starting in 1893, the title-page, contents and foreword (XVI pp.) being printed last" (Bedford Libr. 431). - *** Garrison & Morton Nr. 2799. *** Waller 8221. *** Nicht bei Lüderitz verzeichnet. *** Zu Rosenbachs markanter medizinischen Persönlichkeit vgl. ferner die Dissertation von Joel Engel, Ottomar Rosenbach, Juris Verlag, 1965 ff. *** Fischer II, 1321 ff. *** Guter Erhaltungszustand, einige Seiten geringfügig fleckig, fünf Seiten mit leichten Bleistiftunterstreichungen.

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        Der Twingherren-Streit, 1470. Der bernischen Jugend gewidmet auf den Neujahrstag 1839. - Angebunden: Neujahrs-Blatt, der bernischen Jugend gewidmet für die Jahre 1840, 1843, 1846, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852.

      9 Hefte in 1 Band gebunden. Gr.-8. 213 S., 9 Kupfertafeln. Halbleinen (Beschriftungsschildchen auf Rücken, im Schnitt etwas braunfleckig, Textseiten teilweise leicht stockfleckig, Kupfertafeln vermehrt stockfleckig).

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        Geschichte der deutschen Höfe, 48 Bände komplett in 22 Büchern

      48 Bände in 22 Büchern komplett, Alle Bücher Original von 1851 1859, dunkelblaues Leinen mit Seitenverzierung, Verzierter Buchrücken mit Goldbeschriftung, Bücher sind in Römischer Schrift sektioniert und mehrfach Nummeriert, wobei jeder Fürstenhof seine eigene Zählung hat. Ausführliches Inhaltsverzeichnis in allen Büchern, Vorwort in manchen Büchern, Buch 2 Sektion I (Band 3-4) wurde ersetzt, und weicht in der Farbe ab, er hat hellblaues Leinen und grauen Buchrücken. Exemplare sind an den Ecken leicht bestoßen, Seiten teilweise etwas stockfleckig, Buchschnitte leicht angebräunt, aber alle Bücher haben feste Bindung und sind komplett. Altersbedingt recht guter Zustand, 1-2. Instgesamt ca 15000 Seiten , 5000 Gramm, nur komplett lieferbar Sektion I = 6 Bände in 3 Büchern = Preußischer Hof und Adel, Friedrich Wilhelm II Sektion II = 11 Bände in 5 Büchern = Österreichischer Hof Sektion III = 5 Bände in 2 Büchern = Braunschweig Sektion IV = 5 Bände in 2 Büchern = Bayern, Baden Württemberg und Hessen Sektion V = 7 Bände in 3 Büchern = Haus Sachsen Sektion VI = 14 Bände in 7 Büchern = Kleine deutsche Höfe (z.B. Solms. Hohenlohe, Löwenstein, Lippe u.v.m) Ein interessantes Nachschlagwerk für Geschichtsforscher

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        Histoire de votes des représentants du peuple dans nos assemblées nationales depuis la révolution de février 1848. Premier volume. La Constituante. (SEUL PARU)

      Paris, L'Administration de la Librairie L'Auteur, 1851, in-4, demi veau glacé vert reliure de l'époque, dos lisse orné de filets dorés et à froid, roulette dorée, tranche mouchetée, 126-LXXVII-pp. 207-214, sans rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. TRES PEU COURANT. Ex-libris Edouard André Château de RENTILLY contrecollé. Les votes qui ont eu lieu avec la droite ou avec la gauche de l'assemblée... D'un même coup d'

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        VIDA Y VIAJES DE CRISTOBAL COLON HISTORIA DE LA CONQUISTA DE MEJICO HISTORIA DE LA CONQUISTA DEL PERU

      Madrid. 1851. 27x18. La Obra se divide en 3 partes: La primera es Vida y Viajes de Cristobal Colon por Washington Irving 1851 Adornada con 60 Laminas y 251 paginas. La segunda es Historia de la Conquista de Mejico por Don Antonio Solis 1851 Adornado con 38 Viñetas y 179 paginas. La tercera es Historia de la Conquista del Peru por Guillermo Prescott 1851 Adornado con 50 Grabados y 252 paginas. Ref 8.2 Biblioteca A.

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        Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping From 1st July, 1851, to the 30th June 1852

      Lloyd's (Printed by J.& H. Cox 1851 - original green boards with gold gilt. raised bands to the spine. the front has the lloyd's crest in gold and the name of the official subscriber "Home, Eagar & Co. Cape of Good Hope 1851" the boards are worn and scuffed as one may expect to find with a book of this age. the book has no inscriptions and the binding is excellent. there is sporadic light foxing throughout especially on the early pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Nature-Printed British Sea-Weeds: A History, Accompagnied by Figures and Dissections, of the Algae of the British Isles. 4 Bde. London, Bradbury and Evans, 1859/60. Mit 219 (statt 221) Tafeln mit farbigen Pflanzenselbstdrucken von Henry Bradbury, 4 Stahlstich-Titeln m. kl. Naturselbstdruck u. zahlr. Textholzstichen. Lex.-8. Grüne OLwd.-Bde. mit Gold- u. Blindpräg. (Rücken etw. gebräunt berieben).

      Nissen ZBI 1002 Pritzel 4460.- Einzige Ausgabe dieses wunderschönen Beispiels für die Qualitäten des Naturselbstdruckes Bradbury hatte dieses 1851 von Auer erfundene Kupfertiefdruckverfahren bei Auer selbst in Wien gelernt.- Das gesamte Werk lose im Einband Ränder leicht angestaubt, tlw. leicht stockfleckig. 2 Tafeln stark verschmutzt. Es fehlen die Tafeln 74 u. 75 sowie die Textseiten 23-28 in Bd. II.

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        König Nußknacker und der arme Reinhold. Ein Kindermährchen in Bildern.

      32 einseitig bedruckte Blätter mit farbigen Abb. Umschläge sind nicht mit eingebunden. 4. Späterer priv. Halbgewebebd. mit marmoriertem Bezugspapier. Vom Verfasser des Struwwelpeter. Freut Euch und lacht! Dafür ists gemacht. Einband leicht berieben, am hinteren Deckel kl. Partie angeschabt. Der alte fl Vorsatz knitterig und mit rad. Bleistiftkrakeln, Namenseintrag von alter Hand. Titelblatt am unteren Eck mehrfach geknickt, sonst nur wenige Knitterspuren am Bug. Seiten am unteren Rand teils gering fingerknitterig, gelegentlich wenig fleckig. Die letzten Seiten am oberen Rand mit einem dünnen dunklen Streifen. Farben in leuchtendem Kolorit. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Expl., - Seltene frühe Ausgabe des erstmals 1851 erschienen Werkes, vielleicht die zweite Auflage.

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        PRACTICAL ILLUSTRATION OF THE FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW [caption title].

      [Boston? 1850-1851?] - Lithograph, 13 x 16 1/2 inches. Matted. Light scattered foxing, but generally a clean, crisp copy. Very good. A striking lithographed cartoon illustrating the tensions over the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. This severe law was part of the Compromise of 1850 orchestrated by Henry Clay, and it allowed slave owners to pursue and capture their "property" without due process, laid heavy penalties on those who hoped to assist escaped slaves, and enjoined all citizens to aid in the implementation of the statutes. "Thousands of Negroes [sic] who had been settled in the North for years, found reputable employment, built homes, and reared families, were now in danger of being dragged back into servitude. It was not difficult to kidnap a free Negro on the pretext that he was a slave. Many Northerners, including prominent ministers, defied it. The newspapers were soon full of news of rescues or attempted rescues of fugitive blacks, while some of the most noted statesmen of the North went into the law court to defend alleged fugitives. Salmon P. Chase of Ohio, for example, was soon called 'attorney general for runaway Negroes.'. This cartoon, a bit freer in drawing than cartoons generally at that time, appeals to Northern indignation over the law, showing an arrogant slave driver riding a bitted Daniel Webster, while Garrison defends a cowering black woman" - Weitenkampf. "A satire on the antagonism between Northern abolitionists on the one hand, and Secretary of State Daniel Webster and other supporters of enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Here abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (left) holds a slave woman in one arm and points a pistol toward a burly slave catcher mounted on the back of Daniel Webster. The slave catcher, wielding a noose and manacles, is expensively dressed, and may represent the federal marshals or commissioners authorized by the act (and paid) to apprehend and return fugitive slaves to their owners. Behind Garrison a black man also aims a pistol toward the group on the right, while another seizes a cowering slaveholder by the hair and is about to whip him saying, "It's my turn now Old Slave Driver.". The print may (as Weitenkampf suggests) be the work of New York artist Edward Williams Clay. The signature, the expressive animation of the figures, and especially the political viewpoint are, however, uncharacteristic of Clay. (Compare for instance that artist's "What's Sauce for the Goose," no. 1851- 5.) It is more likely that the print was produced in Boston, a center of bitter opposition to the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850 and 1851" - Reilly. A rare and vivid illustration, with only six copies located on OCLC. NEVINS & WEITENKAMPF, pp.70-71. REILLY, p.344.

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        JAHRBÜCHER DES VEREINS FÜR MECKLENBURGISCHE GESCHICHTE - 30 JAHRES- / 3 REGISTERBÄNDE

      Jahresbände: 1851 / 1852 / 1853 / 1854 / 1855 / 1856 / 1857 / 1858 / 1859 // 1860 / 1861 / 1862 / 1863 / 1864 / 1865 / 1866 / 1867 / 1868 / 1869 // 1870 / 1871 / 1872 / 1873 / 1874 / 1875 / 1876 / 1877 / 1878 / 1879 // 1880. // REGISTER: Jahrbücher des Vereins für mecklenburgische Geschichte und Altertumskunde. Hrsg. von G. Fr. Lisch (u. a.). Schwerin,1844-1856 (erstes bis drittes Register). // Register über die ersten dreißig Jahrgänge... Viertes Register, erstes und zweites Heft, Schwerin 1866, 1868. Jahrbücher des Vereins für mecklenburgische Geschichte und Altertumskunde, aus den Arbeiten des Vereins, hrsg. von G. C. Friederich Lisch. Schwerin (Kommission Stiller zu Rostock und Schwerin). OPpbde., 8 jeweils ca. 300 S., mit angehängten Jahresberichten. Vier Ppbde. um 1900 unter Verwendung der Originalbroschur erneuert, Ppbde. d. Zeit, z. T. ohne Titelaufdruck, Rücken m. handschriftlicher Jahreszahl, Kanten schadhaft, die Blattlagen der Ausgabe 1880 lose (Broschur) ++ Jahresbände: 1851 / 1852 / 1853 /1854 /1855 /1856 /1857 / 1858 / 1859 // 1860 / 1861 / 1862 /1863 /1864 /1865 / 1866 / 1867 / 1868 /1869 // 1870 / 1871 / 1872 / 1873 / 1874 / 1875 / 1876 / 1877 / 1878 / 1879 // 1880. // REGISTER: Jahrbücher des Vereins für mecklenburgische Geschichte und Altertumskunde. Hrsg. von G. Fr. Lisch (u. a.). Schwerin, 1844-1856 (erstes bis drittes Register). Zu einem Band gebunden - Buchblock lose, stärkere Gebrauchsspuren // Register über die ersten dreißig Jahrgänge... Viertes Register, erstes und zweites Heft, Schwerin 1866, 1868. Ein Buchrücken fehlt.

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        Ein Ausflug nach dem Glaserberge. -- Original Manuskript mit 1 Aquarell und 36 Federzeichnungen.

      Halbleinwand-Einband der Zeit. Gr-4. 30 x 26 cm -- Aquarelliertes Titelblatt, 37 nn. Bll. und 18 Tafeln mit zusammen 36 lavierten Original-Zeichnungen. -- Aussergewöhnliches Manuskript einer Reise von 4 Männern aus Jauernig (Javornik) in Mährisch-Schlesien zum Glaserberg (Keprnik). Die Männer fahren von Javornik aus mit der Postkutsche über Friedberg (Zulova) und Linderwiese (Lipova-Lazne) nach Thomasberg bei Waldenburg (Domasov bei Bela). Dort beginnt die Fußwanderung und führt über die Brandlehne und dem Blasebalg zum Glaserberg (Keprnik 1423m), wo die 4 Männer in der Glaserberghütte übernachten. Der Rückweg führt über Heidebrünnel (Vresová Studanka), wo auch die Kapelle betreten wird, über den Keilberg mit Blick in die Schneegräben, über die Schwarzkoppelbaude dann durch Oberthomasdorf und Hinterthomasdorf zurück nach Thomasdorf. -- Das Manuskript wurde von Johann Schwarzer geschrieben, die Zeichnugnen sind ebenfalls von ihm. Johann Schwarzer wurde 1851 als Sohn eines Maurers in Javornik geboren. Er studierte Maschinenbau und machte Ausbildungen in Hirschberg (Doksy), Magdeburg, Leipzig und Bernburg and er Saale. Er war auf die Errichtung von Zuckerfabriken spezialisiert. In dieser Tätigkeit richtete er 1901 eine Anlage in Kuba ein. Auf ausgedehnten Auftragsreisen lernte er einen beträchtlichen Teil der Welt kennen (Kuba 1878, 1890, 1894, 1901, Brasilien 1885, Nordamerika 1892/93, Mexiko 1893/94, 1901, Java 1895, Australien 1897/98, Neuseeland 1898, Peru 1901, Guatemala 1901). Als aufmerksamer Beobachter hielt Johann Schwarzer in zahlreichen Briefen seine Erlebnisse fest und sammelte exotische Objekte und Tiere, die er den Schulen seiner Heimatstadt zur Verfügung stellte. Er starb am 10. August 1901 in Zopotlan el grande/Ciudad Guzmán (Mexiko). -- Vorliegendes Manuskript schrieb er während seiner Ausbildung in Magdeburg. Die Erzählweise ist humorvoll, auch sind die Zeichnungen eher Karikaturen. Das sehr schöne aquarellierte Titelblatt zeigt eine Ansicht von Javornik, die Glaserberghütte sowie zwei Szenen der Wanderung. In den Aussenecken sind die vier Portraits der vier Männer, welche die Wanderung unternahmen. 3 davon sind gemalt, eines ist eine montierte Original-Fotografie. Bei welchem der Portraits es sich um Johann Schwarzer handelt, konnten wir nicht herausfinden, vermutlich ist er aber auf dem Foto dargestellt. -- Mehrere der Zeichnugnen sind von Johann Schwarzer signiert, manchmal auch datiert, ebenso das aquarellierte Titelblatt. -- -- Vermutlich handelt es sich bei Johann Schwarzer (geb. 1880 in Jauernig -1914), dem österreichischem Fotograf und Filmregisseur erotischer Kurzfilme, um den Sohn des Verfassers unseres Manuskriptes. -- Der Einband ist etwas berieben, teils etwas fleckig. Der Buchblock ist zu Beginn angebrochen. -- Ein aussergewöhnliches Manuskript eines aussergewöhnliches Mannes aus Javornik in Mährisch-Schlesien.

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        Verhandlungen vor dem außerordentlichen Spezialgerichte der Pfalz zu Zweibrücken.

      26 x 22 cm. 542 Spalten (= 271 S.). Marmorierter Halbleinenband der Zeit mit späterem Papierrückenschild (Deckel berieben). *Enthält die Protokolle der 25 Sitzungen der vom 15. Januar bis 13. Februar 1851 geführten Gerichtsverhandlung bezüglich des Pfälzer Aufstands gegen die bayerische Regierung. 333 Personen waren wegen eines gewaltsamen Überfalls gegen die pfälzischen Gemeinden Steinfeld, Rechtenbach und Schweigen am 17. Juni 1849 angeklagt. - Der "Pfälzer Aufstand" (2. Mai bis 19. Juni 1849) entstand als demokratische Bewegung in der Pfalz, nachdem der Bayerische König die Deutsche Verfassung der Paulskirche abgelehnt hatte und die Gültigkeit der ersten deutschen bürgerlichen Grundrechte für Bayern verneinte. Aus einem Treffen von 12000 Bürgern der demokratischen Volksvereine der Pfalz beschloss die Volksversammlung eine provisorische Regierung auf der rechtlichen Grundlage der Frankfurter Reichsversammlung. Es entstand eine provisorische Regierung mit dem Ziel einer faktischen Loslösung der Rheinpfalz von der bayerischen Herrschaft. - Gebräunt und stockfleckig, teilweise auch mit Feuchtigkeitsrändern.

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        Vergleichende Untersuchungen der Keimung, Entfaltung und Fruchtbildung höherer Kryptogamen (Moose, Farrn, Equisetaceen, Rhizocarpeen und Lycopodiaceen) und der Samenbildung der Coniferen.

      Verlag von Friedrich Hofmeister, Leipzig 1851 - 4to (265 x 217 mm). viii, 179 [1] pp. and 33 numbered engraved plates bound at end, each with numerous figures illustrating plant structure. Contemporary half sheep, gilt-lettered spine, re-sprinkled edges (extremities and boards rubbed, corners worn, leather at spine and boards partially chipped, upper inner hinge broken). Internally little marginal browning, occasional minor spotting and soiling, plates generally quite fresh. Provenance: Collecta Friesia. Elias Fries (1794-1878); Thore M. Fries (1832-1913, signed on first flyleaf); Robert Fries (1876-1966); Magnus Fries (1917-1987); Robert Fries (b. 1952). All in all a fine and unsophisticated copy, extremely rare in contemporary binding as here (the Norman copy is in a modern binding). ---- Norman 1083; Evans 89a; Nissen BBI 902; Waller 11538; D.S.B. VI, p.465-7; cf. Dibner 34 (1862 English edition only). EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION OF A CLASSIC IN THE HISTORY OF BOTANY. Son and heir of the Leipzig music publisher, Hofmeister was almost entirely self-educated in science and mathematics. Possibly because of his severe myopia, he was attracted to the study of botany early on and became an excellent microscopist. Like many of his generation, he was heavily influenced by Schleiden's textbook, which introduced a new methodology to the study of plant morphology and urged researchers to focus on cell structure and the study of life history. Hofmeister's early work in this area earned him a highly unusual honorary doctorate of philosophy in 1851, shortly before publication of the present work, "for which he is now remembered" (D.S.B.). In it Hofmeister presents without introduction the morphology and life cycles of several cryptogamic species (non-flowering plants such as mosses, ferns, lichens, etc.), in order of increasing complexity. Hofmeister "revealed the process of fertilization in non-flowering plants. as a regular alternation of sexual and asexual generations in the mosses, ferns. horsetails and liverworts. [He showed thatj the asexual generation propagated by means of spores, altemating with one in which spermatozoids unite with ova" (Dibner). "The amount of new information presented is immense; the errors are minor and do not affect the overall picture. With this single publication, the core of botany passed from its Middle Ages to the modern period" (D.S.B.). Hofmeister's researches led him to the "revolutionary conclusion that all green land plants undergo a regular alternation of dissimilar generations in their complete life histories" (Norman), a major step toward a unitary classification of plant life. The extension of Hofmeister's classification to the higher taxonomic groupings of conifers and flowering plants "could not fail to foster the growth of phylogenetic and evolutionary ideas" (Morton, History of botanical science, London 1981, p. 403). Hofmeister's work is presented without commentary and requires for comprehension a straight page-by-page reading. In 1852, the English botanist Arthur Henfrey published an expanded version, complete with commentary and other features that brought the work "from the level of the research worker down to that of the student" (DSB); this version appeared in the Tagungsberichte über die Fortschritte der Natur- und Heilkunde. A second edition, an English translation incorporating supplementary papers and revisions by the author, was published in 1862. According to DSB, of approximately 100 extant copies of this first edition, only five have appeared on the market in the past several decades. We can only trace one copy (the Norman copy) at auction in the past 70 years and another copy offered by Goldschmidt in a 1939 catalogue. * Elias Fries (1794-1878)*, famous Swedish mycologist and botanist. His most important work was "Systema mycologicum" published in 1821-32. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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