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        Lengthy Autographed Letter Signed about Dentistry and the early use of Chloroform

      Cheraw, SC 1851 - American surgeon and gynecologist who studied in Paris under Mssrs. Gerhard, Michel and Ricord and became one of the earliest proponents in the use of Chloroform. His groundbreaking and innovative surgical procedures is said to have saved thousands of lives and extended the lifespan of thousands more. 4 pages (front and back), each two-page spread measuring 10.5 x 16.5 inches, Cheraw, South Carolina, Jan. 6, 1851, to Dr. Rufus Woodward, in small part: ".I gave chloroform in a few small operations which I have recently performed and some of the other Dr.'s are glad to make a handle of anything against me -- came out in the strongest denunciation in itself.and also as doing violence to the laws of nature and natures God. I made no reply to them other than by giving chloroform as often as an opportunity presented.Several persons, some of whom the most respected in the South came to me to pull their teeth saying 'the dentists all refuse to give them chloroform.' I never refused to do it for it gave me an opportunity of proving the good of chloroform and also of making $2.00. I have pulled a hat full of teeth at $2.00 a tooth -- $1.00 is the regular per for extraction a tooth.but as I am not a Dentist.and I do not care about the business.I charge them double. This I suppose would make them go to their own dentists -- but they like the chloroform too well." Partial separation of the folds by the margins, slight chipping at the bottom of the pages with the loss of two words; fragile but neatly written, easy to read, and in good condition. Note: most surviving correspondence of Dr. Cornelius Kollock has long been collected by Historical Societies and Institutions with few items remaining in private hands. Provenance: The Rufus Woodward Archive -- sold at Alexander Autographs Feb. 2007. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        HISTORIA DEL COMBATE NAVAL DE LEPANTO; SOBRE EL DERECHO DE SUCEDER LAS HEMBRAS A LA CORONA DE ARAGÓN; COMPROMISO DE CASPE; INFLUJO QUE TUVO EN EL COMERCIO, INDUSTRIA Y POBLACIÓN DE ESPAÑA SU DOMINACIÓN EN AMÉRICA.

      Real Academia de la Historia, Madrid 1851 - Compendio de escritos publicados por la Real Academia de la Historia entre 1851 y 1855: 1.- Historia del combate Naval de Lepanto, y juicio de la importancia y consecuencias de aquel suceso, por D. Cayetano Rosell (1853) 260 págs. + 2 láminas (mapa y medallas). Firmado por el autor. 2.- Respuesta que a Don José Morales Santisteban, autor de un folleto intitulado Estudios históricos sobre el Reino de Aragón, se apresura a dar D. Javier de Quinto, autor de un discurso histórico, impreso en 1840, sobre el Derecho de suceder las hembras a la Corona de Aragón (1851). 198 págs. Firmado por el autor. 3.- Examen de los sucesos y circunstancias que motivaron el Compromiso de Caspe, y juicio crítico de este acontecimiento y de sus consecuencias en Aragón y en Castilla, por D. Florencio Janer (1855) 189 págs. + 1 estado plegado + 1 lámina. 4.- Examen crítico-histórico del influjo que tuvo en el comercio, industria y población de España su dominación en América, por D. José Arias y Miranda (1854) 176 págs. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        VESTIGES OF OLD LONDON. A Series of Etchings from Original Drawings, Illustrative of the Monuments and Architecture of London. In the First, Fourth, Twelfth and Six Succeeding Centuries.

      London, David Bogue, 1851.. With Descriptions and Historical Notices. 1851. HAND COLOURED COPY, printed on good quality heavy stock. Folio, approximately 375 x 280 mm, 14½ x 11 inches, 37 etched plates by John Archer, including frontispiece, 33 hand coloured plus 4 uncloured plates of small monuments, signs etc, unpaginated, 158 pages, bound in half morocco, cloth covers, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, central gilt coat of arms in wreath to covers, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Rebacked with old spine relaid, binding rubbed, slight fading and marks to covers, corners worn, shelf wear to edges, 1 plate affected by foxing, some age-browning to the blank side of plates and an occasional page, occasional small stain to margins, small closed tear neatly repaired to 1 lower margin, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Collezione di moda.

      1851. Raccolta di 20 volumi editi tra il 1851 ed il 1888, di formato in-4 ed in-folio, in legatura coeva ed in buono stato di conservazione complessivo. Si tratta di un'intera collezione di pubblicazioni francesi dedicate alla moda che conta complessivamente 1144 tavole a colori. Lista dettagliata a richiesta.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        [drop-title] El currutaco por alambique.

      Two exemplars of this four-page printing of Gómez Marín's satirical 18th-century poem (Mexico, 1799) called El currutaco por alambique or "The Dandy Distilled," printed on one full-size folio sheet (48 x 33 cm; 19" x 13") which was then folded but never cut or put into wrappers. The text is printed in double-column format and at the top of the first page of each exemplar is => a woodcut of a dandy, hat elegantly set and walking stick a'flourish, standing apparently not uncomfortably in a cauldron (alembic) over a fire being stoked by two devils. Dandyism was a "hot topic" in Spain at the end of the 18th century and Gómez Marín, more famous for his Defensa guadalupana . . . contra la disertacion de D. Juan Bautista Muñoz, clearly shows dandyism and reaction to it had spread to Mexico as well, with this printing showing that it was still of interest and a pleasing target half a century later. Obviously also as a point of continuing interest, the work deals with => the strained relationships between Europeans and Mexicans and the social and racial hierarchy in Mexico. => A great teaching item for multiple reasons. We find => no copy of it via the online databases, not even the Sutro's OPAC.

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        Das geistliche Jahr

      Nebst einem Anhang religiöser Gedichte. Stuttgart und Tübingen, J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 1851. Kl.-8vo. 1 Bl., Drucktitel, VIII, 286 S. Schlichter späterer Leinenband, Vollgoldschnitt Rücken fachmännisch unter Verwendung eines Bruchstücks des Orig.-Pappbandes erneuert. Arens 18 Slg. Borst 392. - Erste Ausgabe selten. Herausgeber der posthumen Veröffentlichung ist der Münsteraner Professor C. B. Schlüter (in Zusammenarbeit mit W. Junkmann), mit dem die Droste eine enge Freundschaft verband. Sie hatte ihm die erste Hälfte der Handschrift (Neujahr bis Ostermontag) schon einige Jahre vor ihrem Tod mit dem Auftrag der Veröffentlichung geschenkt. "In ihrem Nachlasse fanden sich auf nicht ganz drei Bogen die siebenunddreissig Gedichte der zweiten Hälfte zusammengedrängt, meist wie in größter Eile geschrieben und zum Theil mit Lesarten und Verbesserungen übersäet". Junkmann und Schlüter fügten dem "Geistlichen Jahr" auch noch die Jugendgedichte "Geistliche Lieder" bei. - Aus dem Vorbesitz des Dichters Wilhelm von Scholz mit dessen von (Walther) Caspari 1897 geschaffenen Exlibris im Innendeckel. - Durchgängig etwas stockfleckig, Titelei etwas stärker. Der üblicherweise nach den 8 Seiten Inhaltsverzeichnis und Einleitung gebundene Zwischentitel ist hier als "Vortitel" vorgebunden. Das letzte (unbedruckte) Blatt fehlt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Patzer & Trenkle]
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        [Lithograph Titled:] Novo Arkhangelsk. Na Severozapadnom Beregu Ameriki [i.e. New Archangel. On the North-West Coast of America]

      St. Petersburg: Lith. of Prokhorov, 1851. Lithograph 23x33,5 cm mounted on the original mount leaf 24,5x35 cm, with lithographed title and date on the lower margin of the album leaf. Three flattened creases on the upper margin of the lithograph, the album leaf with cut margins, strengthened with paper on verso, but otherwise a very good copy of this rare print. Historically important view of New Archangel from a very rare «outstanding» (Lada-Mocarski) Atlas of the Northwest shores of America from Bering Strait to Cape Corrientes and of the Aleutian Islands… (St. Petersburg, 1852) compiled by Mikhail Tebenkov, an excellent Russian naval officer and surveyor, who was the governor of Russian America and the Chief Administrator of the Russian American-Company in 1845-1850. The view is very rare and is not present in all copies of the atlas which usually contains 40 maps: «A few copies of the Atlas have inserted, at the end, a lithographic view of the Port and City of New Archangel (Sitka), dated 1851» (Lada-Mocarski, 137). The lithograph shows the panorama of Sitka harbour with the Governor's residence on the right (the flag of the Russian-American company waving above), churches and administrative buildings scattered along the shore, four Russian naval ships in the harbor, and the forest and snow covered hills of the Baranof Island in the background. The Tebenkov atlas «is an outstanding and painstaking work by a naval officer and hydrographer who spent 25 years in Alaska and the North Pacific, reaching the highest position in the Russian-American colonies, that of Chief Administrator. During this time he used every opportunity of his own travels in this sea and land space to collect the necessary data; he also instructed his subordinates to do likewise» (Lada-Mocarski, 137). Bibliography (about the Atlas in general): Wickersham 5921, Arctic Bibliography 26641; Phillips, vol. 1, no. 1229.

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        The Pictorial Field-Book of The Revolution

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1851. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Tall octavo. First edition. The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution, or illustrations by pen and pencil of the history, biography, scenery, relics, and traditions of war for independence. Several hundred engravings on wood by Lossing and Barritt, chiefly from original sketches by the author. Bound by Brentanos in three quarter maroon marocco, cloth boards, spine gilt decoration of the U.S. Military shield, gilt title, raised bands, marbled endpaper. Fine.

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        Entwickelungsgeschichte der Seele des Kindes.

      Wien, Carl Haas 1851. 134 S., grüner Leinenband d.Zt. im Romantikerstil, Einbandblindprägung, Voll-Goldschnitt. Frisches, nahezu fleckenfreies Expl. \"Erste Ausgabe. J.E. Löbisch (1795-1853) war Spezialist für Frauen- und Kinderkrankheiten; er war der Nachfolger von Anton Gölis am Wiener \"\"Kinderkrankeninstitut\"\", der ersten unentgeltlichen Klinik für kranke Kinder. Das Erscheinen dieses Buches wird heute als \"\"Geburtsstunde der Kinderpsychologie\"\" (E. Wiesbauer) bezeichnet.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Pädagogik, Kinderpsychologie, Pädiatrie

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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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        JOHANN ADAM KLEIN (1792 - 1875). "Neapolitanisches Fiaker-Fuhrwerk". Blick auf eine Uferstraße bei Neapel, vorne fährt nach links ein zweiräderiger, zweispänniger Calesso, besetzt mit dem Fuhrmann und dem peitschenschwingenden Calessaro, dazu eine Frau mit Kind und zwei weitere Passagiere, rechts eine hohe Uferbebauung, links Ausblick zur Insel Capri.

      - Radierung, i.d. Platte sign. und dat. "JAKlein 1851", München, 1854, 23,5 x 32 cm (Plattengröße). Jahn 363, IV (v. V): "Vor Anwendung der Tonplatte"; die Jahreszahl 1851 "ist hier für die Anfertigung des Aquarellgemäldes zu verstehen" (Jahn, S. 157). - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Plattenkante, oben um die Einfassungslinie.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Original-Ansichten von Deutschland nach der Natur aufgenommen. Mit einem historisch topographischen Text. Band 9.

      Darmstadt, Lange 1851. Priv. Halbledereinband. 4°. Kantenhöhe ca. 27,5cm. Mit 52 Stahlstichtafeln und gest. Titelblatt (vollständig) und 38 Bl. mit Text. -Einbd. ber. u. best., Ldr. beschabt, mrm. Deckelüberzug teils beschädigt, durchgehend stockfleckig. Unter den Ansichten: Graz, Trient, Mölk, Linz, Salzkammergut, Znaym, Sterzing, Bregenz, Kufstein, Riva, Dürrenstein, Krems a.d. Donau, Baden bei Wien, Brixen, Marienberg und Fürstenburg, Rattenberg in Tyrol, Stadt Hall, Gastein, Steyr, Chruburg, Fragenstein und andere. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Tirol, Ansichtenwerk, Graphik, alte Drucke.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ottmar Müller]
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        Geology and Industrial Resources of California, To Which is Added the Official Reports of Genls. Persifer F. Smith and B. Riley--Including the Reports of Lieuts. Talbot, Ord, Derby and Williamson, of their Explorations in California and Oregon; and also of their Examinations of Routes for Rail Road Communication Eastward from those Countries

      Wm. Minifie & Co, Baltimore 1851 - Second and preferred edition, with the addition of a 34-page introduction (first issued as a Senate document in 1850). Original boards, rebacked with new cloth spine. Complete with 3 folding maps and 9 folding plates (a few with minor marginal chips or tears). Binding sound, text clean. Based on a four-month stay in California, this was one of the earliest works of scientific value to emerge from the California gold rush. Very little was known about the region's geology at the time gold was discovered, and the demand for information was significant. Tyson "described the western flank of the Sierras as consisting of a vast mass of metamorphic and hypogene rocks stretching from the Sacramento Valley to the axis of the mountains. The metamorphic rocks, mainly slates, contained the veins of auriferous quartz, through the breaking down of which has been derived the gold found in the gravels of the ravines" (Merrill, Contributions to the History of American Geology). According to Merrill, in his eagerness to counterbalance wildly exaggerated claims about the richness of the mines, Tyson actually underestimated their value, warning that "the chances were almost wholly against [the veins] containing gold in proportion that would pay expenses." Kurutz 643b; Howes T-455, Cowan p. 648. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
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        Medizinische Neuigkeiten, ein Intelligenz-Blatt für praktische Ärzte. Wöchentliche Mittheilungen von Tagesneuigkeiten, wissenschaftlichen und literarischen Neuigkeiten, Personalien und alles Interessanten aus dem Gebiete der ärztlichen Welt, Jg. 1 (1851)

      Erlangen, Verlag von J. J. Palm und Ernst Enke, 1851 - 1857. Wöchentlich erscheinendes medizinisches Mitteilungsblatt mit europaweiter Berichterstattung zu neuesten medizinischen Entwicklungen. Jeder Jahresband mit 52 Ausgaben auf jeweils ca. 420 Seiten (alle Jahrgangsbände vollständig). Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand (Band 1854 am Kapital leicht bestoßen). Seiten partiell etwas fleckig bzw. gebräunt, partiell aber auch ganz sauber. Sehr gut erhaltene Reihe dieses äußerst seltenen, heute kaum noch erhältlichen medizinischen Mitteilungsblattes. Vor allem die hier vorliegenden Gründerjahrgänge dürften kaum noch aufzufinden sein. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        The Army and Navy Clubhouse C.O. Parnell and Alfred Smith, Architects.

      Day & Son, Lithrs. To the Queen, [c.1851]., London, - "A Rag and Famish affair" Lithograph proof, tear to lower margin skilfully repaired. The Army and Navy Club was founded by Lieutenant-General Edward Barnes, a member of the Duke of Wellington's staff and governor of Sri Lanka (then Ceylon). Originally intended for army members only, when Barnes asked Wellington to be a patron the Duke insisted on extending membership to the navy as well. After several temporary locations, the club bought several houses in Pall Mall and St James's Square, for a larger, permanent base. After one abortive design which was deemed to be too small (an extra house was hastily bought) the club was built to a plan by C.O. Parnell and Alfred Smith, drawing on the Palazzo Corner della ca' Grande in Venice. Building began in 1848 and the club opened in 1851. The Club is also known as The Rag, after a member returned from a night out to find inadequate refreshment awaiting him. Annoyed, he called the Club "a Rag and Famish affair", referring to a notoriously squalid gaming house, and the nickname stuck.George Hawkins (1809-1852) was an British lithographer. Image: 370 by 510mm (14.5 by 20 inches). Sheet: 460 by 609mm (18 by 24 inches).

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        Modern Painters.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1851. 5 volumes, octavo (256 x 173 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in brown morocco, titles and rules to bands gilt, multiple fillets to boards and turn-ins gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Illustrated in volumes III, IV, and V. Couple of minor dents and marks to spines overall in excellent condition. Fifth edition, revised by the author. A handsomely bound set. Ruskin's "earliest major work was Modern Painters, of which the first volume, containing the celebrated defence of Turner, appeared anonymously in 1843... Modern Painters was to occupy Ruskin for another seventeen years, spanning the whole period of his writing on art... The second volume, a survey of Italian art which demands special notice as one of the direct causes of the foundation of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, appeared in 1846... In 1851 Ruskin put his name to Modern Painters. The fourth volume (1856) was devoted to a favourite Ruskinian subject, mountain scenery and its formation. Both here and in the last volume the illustrations are beautifully engraved - Ruskin took an infinity of pains with the quality of the workmanship - often after his own exquisite drawings, which he thought of as merely diagrams but which are now valued as some of the most original watercolours ever executed. The fifth volume appeared in 1860, eliciting from Dante Gabriel Rossetti the gibe that its subjects would be Old Masters before Ruskin had finished. But Ruskin had finished" (PMM).

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        VESTIGES OF OLD LONDON. A Series of Etchings from Original Drawings, Illustrative of the Monuments and Architecture of London. In the First, Fourth, Twelfth and Six Succeeding Centuries.

      London, David Bogue, 1851. With Descriptions and Historical Notices. 1851. HAND COLOURED COPY, printed on good quality heavy stock. Folio, approximately 375 x 280 mm, 14½ x 11 inches, 37 etched plates by John Archer, including frontispiece, 33 hand coloured plus 4 uncloured plates of small monuments, signs etc, unpaginated, 158 pages, bound in half morocco, cloth covers, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, central gilt coat of arms in wreath to covers, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Rebacked with old spine relaid, binding rubbed, slight fading and marks to covers, corners worn, shelf wear to edges, 1 plate affected by foxing, some age-browning to the blank side of plates and an occasional page, occasional small stain to margins, small closed tear neatly repaired to 1 lower margin, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Miscellanea di 44 opere.

      Vari editori, metà '800. Tre volumi di cm. 22, solida legatura coeva in mezza percallina verde, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Sono presenti alcune tavole incise. Ottimo stato di conservazione. La presente raccolta comprende 44 opere dell'abate e storico Antonio Magrini pubblicate attorno alla metà dell'800. Si tratta praticamente di tutto il pubblicato di questo poligrafo, attento studioso di storia vicentina. Fra le pubblicazioni contenute ricordiamo: Cenni storici sulla vita e sulle opere di Giovanni Antonio Fasolo pittore vicentino (1851); Dell'architettura in Vicenza... (1845); Il teatro Olimpico nuovamente descritto ed illustrato (1847); Intorno il vero architetto del ponte di Rialto (1854); Intorno Tomaso Formenton, ingegnere vicentino nel secolo XV; Il museo civico di Vicenza solennemente inaugurato (1855); Notizie storico-descrittive della chiesa cattedrale di Vicenza (1848); I Santi patroni di Vicenza. Cenni descrittivi (1866).

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        Kosmos für gebildete Frauen Nach der dritten Auflage des englischen Werks der Mstrs. Maria Somerville, unter Bezugnahme auf den Berghaus schen physikalischen Atlas bearbeitet von Dr. Carl Hartmann.

      Druck und Verlag des Verlags-Comptoirs, Grimma und Leipzig 1851 - 17 x 13 cm 2 Bände in einem Buch gebunden., X, 350, IV, 329 Seiten, Gewichtiges und umfassendes Werk der berühmten Mathematikerin und Astronomin Somerville. Erste deutsche Ausgabe von Mary Somervilles Physical Geography. Auszug a d Inhaltsver.: Von der physikalisch Wissenschft Kulturgeschichte Frau Naturgeschichte Goldgeprägter brauner original Leinenband, marmorierter Rundumfarbschnitt. Papier durchgehend alters- und qualitätsgemäß partiell nachgedunkelt, davon abgesehen sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Orient

      - Charpentier, Paris 1851, 11x18cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Terza edizione in gran parte originale e in prima edizione-12. Leganti pelle di pecora mezzo rosso, torna liscio decorato con reti dorate, piatti carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, i bordi cosparsi, vincolanti contemporaneo. Bellissimo esemplare praticamente liberi di lentiggini e affermati contemporaneo di legame che è raro come Clouzot. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Troisième édition en grande partie originale et première édition in-12. Reliures en demi basane rouge, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches mouchetées, reliure de l'époque. Bel exemplaire quasi exempt de toute rousseur et établi en reliure de l'époque ce qui est rare selon Clouzot.

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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.

      J & F. Tallis,, 1851. 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.nTallis 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)nnThe 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.nnThe 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. nnThe 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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        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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