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        Etudes sur le passé et l'avenir de l'Artillerie. TOME II : Précis historique de l'influence des armes à feu sur l'Art de la Guerre.

      DUMAINE J.. 1851. In-4 Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Rousseurs. 355 pages + XI planches de plans et dessins en noir et blanc. Titre, tomaison et fleurons dorés sur demi-chagrin marrron. Etiquette de code sur la coiffe en-tête et tampons de bibliothèque sur la page de titre et dans quelques marges.

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        Album des Châteaux de Blois, Chambord, Chaumont, Chenonceaux et Amboise

      Prévost, Blois 1851 - In-8 oblong (262 x 167 mm), percaline noire ornée à froid, titre or sur le premier plat (reliure d'époque). Album de 16 lithographies d'après Monthelier et Bachelier. (frottements sur le dos et les plats, coins émoussés, mouillure sur l'angle supérieur de 10 planches, en marge, quelques rousseurs, piqûres sur les tranches). // Oblong octavo (262 x 167 mm), black buckram tooled in blind, gilt title on top cover (contemporary binding). Album of 16 lithographs after Monthelier and Bachelier. (rubbings on spine and covers, corners bumped, water-stain on top corner of 10 plates, in margin, foxing, spots on edges).

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        A Monograph of the Cirripedia, Two Volumes

      Ray Society, London 1851 - 1851/1854 Original cloth covers have been re-backed with matching vintage cloth. Some wear and a liitle loss to the head and tail of the spine. Bindings tight and square. Original yellow coated endpapers have been reinforced using matching paper. Blind-stamps only (no ink) from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Text generally clean. Some browning but generally good. An excellent copy of an exceedingly scarce set - the first and only issue. Darwin spent much of his time for 8 years (beginning in 1846) onthis work. Pnly 800 copies were printed. - most still held by institutions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les ballons. Histoire de la locomotion aérienne depuis son origine jusqu'à nos jours

      Paris, Plon frères, 1851. front., (4), IV, 208pp., 16pl. (dont 2 dépl.) broché, couverture verte, emboîtage moderne 1851, 1851, in-12, front, (4), IV, 208pp, 16pl. (dont 2 dépl.), broché, couverture verte, emboîtage moderne, Frontispice et 16 planches représentant des ballons. Le frontispice et la planche p.126 sont rognés court dans la marge extérieure avec petite perte. Introduction de Gérard de Nerval sur les origines de l'aérostation dans la littérature. Turgan (1824-1887) fut rédacteur scientifique au journal "L"Événement". Couverture salie, qqs restaurations sur la brochure

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        Entomographie de la Russie. Tome V. Lepidoptères de la Russie. I. Nymphalides.

      Moscow, Société Imperiale des Naturalistes, 1851. 4to. Half title, title page, dedication page; ii, 151 pp., 16 finely engraved plates, all hand-coloured and occasionally heightened with Gum Arabic. Original printed wrappers.= A very rare and beautiful work by Johann Gotthelf Fischer de Waldheim (1771-1853), who studied medicine in Leipzig, then travelled to Paris with his friend Alexander von Humboldt where he studied under Cuvier. In 1804 he became professor of natural history at Moscow University. One year later he founded the famous "Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou". Fischer's main interests were palaeontology and entomology. His entomological interest culminated in his five-volume overview of insects from the Russian empire: "Entomographia Imperii Rossici". It is one of the rarest, best-illustrated and most sought-after works on Russian insects. This rare, late section was jointly written with the German entomologist Eduard von Eversmann (1794-1860) who, at the time, was professor of zoology in Kasan. It deals with colourful Macrolepidoptera (Argynnis, Melitaea, Vanessa, Limenitis, etc.). Handwritten, signed dedication by De Waldheim in the front wrapper top margin. Text uncut. Some toning to a few text leaves, slight bump to lower inner corner. The plates are stunningly coloured and absolutely clean. A very good copy. Hagen I, p. 235; Horn-Schenkling, 6146, 6632; Junk Rara, 78; Nissen ZBI, 1377.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        La Suisse illustrée: description et histoire de ses vingt-deux cantons.Paris, Didier, 1851. 4to. 2 volumes. With 2 title-pages, each with a steel-engraved view, double-page coloured map of Switzerland, double-page coloured map of Lake Geneva and the Chamonix Valley, 20 coloured plates of Swiss costumes and 70 steel-engraved views of Switzerland. With : 10 chromolithographed picture postcards of the wine festival in Vevey, 1905.Original publisher

      Andres 841; Waeber II, 15; not in Colas; Cox; Lipperheide. Richly illustrated work on Switzerland, with a general description of the country, its geographic characteristics, flora and fauna, history, folklore and art. After that each of the 22 cantons is extensively described by a specialist on the region and illustrated with views and coloured costume plates, ending with a description of the Chamonix valley and a chapter on travel in Switzerland, including a table of distances between the important cities and a table of money values in the various cantons.Map of Lake Geneva slightly browned and spines slightly faded. In very good condition.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Historia de Mejico ... traducida por una sociedead literaria. Secunda edicion

      Barcelona: A. Frexas, 1851. 8vo, 2 parts in 1, as issued; pp. [4], 252, [8]; 127, [1]; text in double column, 3 engraved folding maps, 86 plates; full Mexican tree calf, smooth gilt-decorated spine lettered in gilt, marbled edges; minor scuffing; very good. First published in 1843. The text includes Historia de Méjico [& Tejas] (252 p.); Historia de Guatemala (p. 1-42); and Historia de la República del Perú [& Bolivia] (p. [45]-124). The plates include a number of the pre-Columbian ruins. Palau 131639; this edition not in Sabin, but see 39027-30.

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      New York: S.D. Humphrey, 1851. First edition. 8vo. [Vol. I] vii, 384; [Vol. II] vii, 384 pp. Occasional illustrations in text. Vol. I, No. 1, Nov. 1850 to Vol. II, No. 12, Nov. 1851. Two volumes bound as one. Later binding of full calf with spine label titled in gilt. One leaf has a closed tear with no loss of text. Aside from light foxing and toning at the edges of the preliminary pages of the first volume, near fine and bright copy. A semi-monthly publication for which S.D. Humphrey (1823-1883) was both the editor and publisher. After the third volume (Vol. III, No. 1, Nov. 1851 to Vol. III, No. 3, Dec. 1851) the title changed it name to: HUMPHREY'S JOURNAL OF THE DAGUERREOTYPE AND PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS AND THE SCIENCES AND ARTS PERTAINING TO HELIOGRAPHY. This is the first journal in the world devoted to the photographic arts, preceding THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ART JOURNAL by two months (January 1851).

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Large set of 84 leaves with original full colour drawings of human anatomical (surgical) pathology, and two tinted drawings of medical instruments.

      Paris, 1851-1863. 136 detailed original drawings on 86 mostly thick, stiff boards in portfolio, of which 75 sheets with full colour drawings by Léveillé, as well as two tinted ink and pencil drawings, and nine unsigned or signed by contemporary medical illustrators (including one by Lackerbauer), and two printed chromolithographed plates after Léveillé. Sheet size varying from 13.0 x 14.2 cm to 50.0 x 63.1 cm. The majority with a greatest width well over 25 cm (10"). Preserved in full cloth map with printed paper label (70.0 x 52 x 3.5 cm).= Unique and great set of original medical watercolour drawings, nearly all by Jean-Baptiste Léveillé [sometimes spelled Leveillé]. Léveillé, a pupil of Henri Nicolas Jacob, was one of the greatest anatomy painters of the nineteenth century. He was responsible for 92 folio plates of fine anatomical illustrations in Bourgery and Jacob's "Traité complet de l'anatomie de l'homme" (published between 1832-1854), the "Anatomie élémentaire" by the same authors; and the excellent anatomical-neurological illustrations in Ludovic Hirschfeld's "Névrologie et organes des sens" (first published in 1853), where his contribution was regarded as enough substantive to regard him as co-author. "The Traité de l'Anatomie by Bourgery and Jacob and the Néurologie by Hirschfeld and Léveillé are among the best works in medical iconography. They are considered to rank in importance with other magnificent atlases due to their excellent plates and precise descriptive text. They set an new standard in anatomical illustration and made the artist devoted to anatomy a scientific collaborator of his scientist in anatomy." [R. Hildebrand, in Anat Anz. (1985) 158(4): 363-372]. In total, Léveillé contributed many hundreds of illustrations to at least 14 major anatomical works, and to numerous smaller studies published in, mainly French, medical journals. Among his works is also a suite of 22 plates illustrating human races as part of Dumont d'Urville's "Voyage au Pôle Sud et dans L?Océanie". The present set of plate consists of original, mostly finished, drawings of the human anatomy, mostly anatomical pathology, including ulcerating tumours. The majority of the drawing were made after objects operated upon by "Mr Maisonneuve". This is Jacques Gilles Maisonneuve (1809-1897), a French surgeon and student of Guillaume Dupuytren. Maisonneuve is notable as the first surgeon to explain the role of external rotation in the production of ankle fractures. The eponymously named Maisonneuve fracture describes a specific fibular fracture (Wikipedia). Apparently Maisonneuve also had a keen interest in cancers, in particular of the oral cavity and jaw, and in the reproductive organs. Several plate captions were written by Maisonneuve, one is signed by him. Other organs are less well-represented in Léveillé's drawings, but we see detailed illustrations of tumours in the neck, the bladder, the eye, and in several other organs. A few drawings were made by other artists. One is signed "P. Lackerbauer ad nat. pinx[i]t 1852". Pierre Lackerbauer was an accomplished artist and lithographer in his own right. For instance, he illustrated the "Atlas d'anatomie pathologique co-authored with Lancereaux, published in 1871; and a finely illustrated work with superb algae drawings, "Le monde de la mer" (1866). One set of two drawings of an eyelid operation is clearly more simple; they are signed, in pencil, R. [or L.?] Desterne. These drawings, although adequate and scientifically correct, form a strong contrast with Léveillé's work which is meticulous in its rendering of fine details, colouring, structure, and texture; it may be said that in clarity and vigour it even surpasses everything that can be achieved with photography. Nearly all the plates are in a very good condition. Only few boards are slightly to moderately toned; there is little or no foxing. In all a very good set of these fine and rare drawings. A full list of illustration details (subjects, date, sizes, caption texts -including patient's data and case histories-, state, and various other remarks) is available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Entomographie de la Russie. Tome V. Lepidoptères de la Russie. I. Nymphalides.

      - Moscow, Société Imperiale des Naturalistes, 1851. 4to. Half title, title page, dedication page; ii, 151 pp., 16 finely engraved plates, all hand-coloured and occasionally heightened with Gum Arabic. Original printed wrappers.= A very rare and beautiful work by Johann Gotthelf Fischer de Waldheim (1771-1853), who studied medicine in Leipzig, then travelled to Paris with his friend Alexander von Humboldt where he studied under Cuvier. In 1804 he became professor of natural history at Moscow University. One year later he founded the famous "Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou". Fischer's main interests were palaeontology and entomology. His entomological interest culminated in his five-volume overview of insects from the Russian empire: "Entomographia Imperii Rossici". It is one of the rarest, best-illustrated and most sought-after works on Russian insects. This rare, late section was jointly written with the German entomologist Eduard von Eversmann (1794-1860) who, at the time, was professor of zoology in Kasan. It deals with colourful Macrolepidoptera (Argynnis, Melitaea, Vanessa, Limenitis, etc.). Handwritten, signed dedication by De Waldheim in the front wrapper top margin. Text uncut. Some toning to a few text leaves, slight bump to lower inner corner. The plates are stunningly coloured and absolutely clean. A very good copy. Hagen I, p. 235; Horn-Schenkling, 6146, 6632; Junk Rara, 78; Nissen ZBI, 1377. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Histoire de la prostitution chez tous les peuples du monde depuis l'antiquité la plus reculée jusqu'à nos jours

      - Bruxelles, Librairie encyclopédique de Perichon et Bruxelles, Librairie Universelle de J. Rozez, 1851 - 1861. 8 tomes reliés en 4 volumes in-12 demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs, titre doré, têtes dorées. (1) + 367 + 364 +(1) ; (1) + 327 + 297 + (1) ; (2) +313 + 317 + (2) ; (1) + 292 + (1) + 304 pages + (1). Complet des 20 gravures sous serpentes réparties dans les 6 premiers volumes. Manque en coin inférieur du tome 3. Exemplaire bien complet des tomes 7 et 8 qui manquent souvent. Publié sous le nom de Pierre Dufour, cet ouvrage a été attribué à Paul Lacroix qui l'a désavoué. Gay : IV 222. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Orient Troisième édition revue, corrigée et augmentée.

      Charpentier, Paris, 1851, in-12 (18x11cm), 2 volumes 396-396pages, reliure époque 1/2 chagrin, dos lisses, filets dorés, décor à froid, titre et tomaison dorés et en pied 2 initiales dorées (R.B.). Première édition parue sous le titre "Voyage en Orient", les 2 précédentes éditions (1848 et 1850) parurent sous le titre "Scènes de la vie orientale". Edition originale du "Voyage en Orient", le texte reprend en le modifiant et en l'augmentant ces deux premières éditions. Bel exemplaire sans rousseur.

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        Supplemente zu Pierers Universal-Lexikon 1./2./3.Auflage, 1851-1854

      H. A. Pierer 1851-1854, Altenburg - Supplemente zu Pierer’s (Pierers) Universal-Lexikon der Gegenwart und Vergangenheit oder Neuestem encyclopädischen Wörterbuche der Wissenschaften, Künste und Gewerbe . 6 Bände / Band 1-6 (komplett). Altenburg, H. A. Pierer, 1851-1854. Alle sechs Supplemente zur 1./2./3. Auflage (Erste bis Vierte Ausgabe) des Pierers Universal-Lexikons. Dekorative & überdurchschnittlich erhaltene Original-Halbledereinbände mit üppigen Goldprägungen. Format ca. 22 x 14 cm. Zus. 2.824 S. Wie auch den sechs Originalbildern zu entnehmen, sind die Bücher hervorragend erhalten. In einem besseren Erhaltungszustand können Sie Bände dieser Zeit kaum mehr erwerben. Der Einband ist nur gering berieben & bestoßen. Buchrücken & Außengelenke ohne den oft üblichen Einrissen oder Fehlstellen. Der Buchschnitt noch sehr schön, keine Anschmutzungen. Ebenfalls die Buchdeckel, der Papierbezug ist nicht wesentlich berieben, selbst an den Buchkanten nicht. Alle Seiten vollständig, Bindung fest. Keine eingerissen oder losen Seiten. Weder Anstreichungen noch Kommentare, lediglich Fleckigkeit. 5000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album des Châteaux de Blois, Chambord, Chaumont, Chenonceaux et Amboise

      Blois Prévost 1851In-8 oblong (262 x 167 mm), percaline noire ornée à froid, titre or sur le premier plat (reliure d'époque). Album de 16 lithographies d'après Monthelier et Bachelier. (frottements sur le dos et les plats, coins émoussés, mouillure sur l'angle supérieur de 10 planches, en marge, quelques rousseurs, piqûres sur les tranches). // Oblong octavo (262 x 167 mm), black buckram tooled in blind, gilt title on top cover (contemporary binding). Album of 16 lithographs after Monthelier and Bachelier. (rubbings on spine and covers, corners bumped, water-stain on top corner of 10 plates, in margin, foxing, spots on edges).

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        Le Christ les apotres et les prophètes Principaux fragments de l'histoire de la Religion. Avec collection de portraits gravés par les meilleurs artistes. - Épreuves avant la lettre. -

      Paris, a la libriairie de Garnier Freres, 1851, gr. in-8vo, 2 ff. + 188 p. + 18 gravures sur acier par C. Cook d'après John Wood, qqs piqueres par ci par la, impression du text sur beau papier épais blanc, gardes orig. jaunes, cartonnage de percaline dorée et mosaïquée (type à la cathédrale), tranches dorées, en excellent état. (signé au verso dans la plaque 'Haarhaus Paris'). Magnifique exemplaire avec riche décor multicolor. Sans signature ou indication du créateur de la plaque. Les reliures semblant, non pas identiques, se trouvent dans l'ouvrage de Malavieille sur les cartonnages du XIXe siècle. picture available

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        [ Oeuvres du Père Ventura de Raulica - 11 Volumes ] La raison philosophique et la raison catholique. Conférences (5 Tomes - Complet) ; La Femme Catholique faisant suite aux Femmes de l'Evangile (2 Tomes - Complet) ; La Tradition et les Semi-pélagiens de la philosophie ou le semi-rationalisme dévoilé (1 Tome - Complet) ; La Philosophie chrétienne pour faire suite à la tradition (3 Tomes - Complet) ; Essai sur le pouvoir public ou Exposition des lois naturelles de l'ordre social (1 Tome - Complet)

      11 vol. in-8 reliures de l'époque demi-maroquin à coins brun, têtes dorées, n.r., reliures signées de Bouasse Jeune, Paris, détail des titres et éditions : La raison philosophique et la raison catholique. Conférences (5 Tomes - Complet : 1 : Conférences prêchées à Paris dans l'année 1851 - 2 : Conférences prononcées à Paris dans l'année 1852 première partie - 3 :Conférences prononcées à Paris dans l'année 1852 seconde partie - 4 : Conférences prêchées à Paris dans l'année 1854 - 5 : Conférences inédites) Gaume Frères, Paris, 1852-1862, xvi-544 ; 730 ; 602 ; 538 pp. ; La Femme Catholique faisant suite aux Femmes de l'Evangile (2 Tomes - Complet), Auguste Vaton, Paris, 1855, xii-528 ; 570 pp. ; La Tradition et les Semi-pélagiens de la philosophie ou le semi-rationalisme dévoilé (1 Tome - Complet), Gaume Frères, Paris, 1856, 464 pp. ; La Philosophie chrétienne pour faire suite à la tradition (3 Tomes en 2 Volumes - Complet), Gaume Frères et J. Duprey, Paris, 1861, 478, 623-208 pp. ; Essai sur le pouvoir public ou Exposition des lois naturelles de l'ordre social (1 Tome - Complet), Gaume Frères et J. Duprey, Paris, 1859, 631 pp. Rare ensemble réunissant en une belle reliure uniforme signée, en demi-maroquin à coins bruns, diverses oeuvres à portée théologique, philosophique et politique, du père Gioacchino Ventura de Raulica. Bon ensemble (frott. plus ou moins conséquents en dos, des rouss.)

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      Fortanet, Madrid 1851 - Materia: Edición lujosa, ilustrada con grabados, planos y multitu de retratos dibujados por Blanco, Legrand, Valdiviero, Vallejo y litografiados por Donon. Publicación: Madrid, Fortanet, 1851 Descripción física: Folio mayor (42 cm.) 4 vloumenes en 3 tomos. Tomo primero (Capitanes Generales) 226 páginas, 1 hoja. 17 láminas, retratos y planos. Tomo segundo: (tenientes generales) 528 páginas, XII páginas, 94 láminas. Tomo tercero: (Brigadieres y Mariscales de Campo) paginacion var. 8o láminas. Encuadernación holandesa piel de época con nervios y dorados en el lomo. Conservación: Buen estado en general, encuadrnación rozada con pequeñas perdidas. USS1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les saints lieux. Pélerinage à Jérusalem, en passant par l'Autriche, la Hongrie, la Slavonie, les provinces danubiennes, Constantinople, l'Archipel, le Liban, la Syrie, Alexandrie, Malte, la Sicile et Marseille. Paris & Lyon, Gyot Frères, 1851.

      1851. Large 8vo. 2 vols. (2), IV, 447, (3) pp. (4), 490, (6) pp. With 9 (2 folding) lithogr. plates. Contemp. stamped calf with cover fillets; spine and leading edges gilt; gilt inner dentelle; white silk endpapers. All edges gilt. Signed "J. Hutter". Inscribed copy for Prince Metternich in contemporary signed master bindings, including a manuscript by Metternich bound within vol. 1. - First edition of this classic travel report, narrating an 1848 journey from Vienna to the Holy Land via Budapest and Constantinople. Library label of Prince Clemens Wenzel Lothar von Metternich (1773-1859) on front pastedown; flyleaf inscribed by the author: "A Son Altesse, Le Prince de Metternich. Hommage respecteux de l'auteur. Vienne, le 15 mai 1852. Mislin". Below this, there is a later note by the author: "Le Prince a ma demande m'a rendu cet exemplaire lorsque je lui en donnai un de la seconde édition. Mislin. Vienne, le 25 Décembre 1857". In addition, vol. 1 contains a bifolium bound after p. 140, with 2½ pages of autograph notes by Metternich about the conflict between Christians and the Druze people, analysing the influence and interests of France and England in this dispute (with Mislin's confirmation of authenticity). "Mislin's writings show the signs of scholarship and they profit from their excellent style" (cf. Tobler). - Occasional insignificant browning, otherwise very finely preserved provenance copy in a splendid binding for one of the 19th century's pre-eminent statesmen. The Aboussouan copy (2nd ed. only) commanded £1,600 at Sotheby's in 1993. Röhricht 2177. Tobler 178f. (both "1852"). Cf. Aboussouan 647 (2nd ed. 1858). Weber I, 577 (1860 German ed.). Not in Blackmer or Atabey.

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        Les prophètes du passé

      - Louis Hervé, Paris 1851, 12,5x16,5cm, broché. - First Edition. Coperchio giallo del redattore, la nostra copia, non tagliato, è pieno di belle frontespizio ritratto inciso dell'autore. Importante ma pallida umidità che colpisce quasi tutti i fogli. Molto raro. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Couverture jaune de l'éditeur, notre exemplaire, non rogné, est complet du très beau portrait gravé de l'auteur en frontispice. Importante mais pâle mouillure affectant la presque totalité des feuillets. Très rare.

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        Palais de Cristal (le). Journal illustré de l'exposition de 1851 et des progrès de l'industrie universelle.

      London printed by Joseph Thomas; Paris, Imp. Chaix; Typ. Blondeau 1851 23 livraisons de 366 pp. reliées en 1 vol. in-folio, demi-veau brun, dos frotté (reliure de l'époque). Collection complète de ce journal publié à l'occasion de la première exposition universelle tenue à Londres en 1851. Gérant : E.C. Mansard. Rédacteur en chef : A. Laya. Principaux collaborateurs : A. Blanqui, G. de Chalamont, W. Sheridan, M. Chevalier, J. Janin, H. d'Urfé, Jobard, L. Gozlan, P. Meurice, A. Vacquerie, R. de Beauvoir, E. Mirecourt, J.B. Laffitte, L. Lurine, A. Lenoir. Mors fendus, intérieur très frais.

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      - Paris . Nouveau Monde éditeur / Dominique Balland . Aout 1996 .Un album de 23,8 x 29 cm . Environ 95 pages sur beau papier fort , avec les fac-similés de photos anciennes , de la collection Maurice G. DERUMEAUX & Daniel DUBOIS . Exemplaire à l'état de NEUF . [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Betrachtungen über die Erscheinung der Verjüngung in der Natur, insbesondere in der Lebens- und Bildungsgeschichte der Pflanze.:

      Leipzig, W. Engelmann, 1851. - 4°. 1 nn. Bl., XVI, 363 S., m. 3 kolor. lithogr. Tafeln. HLwd., (etw. beschabt). Erste im Handel erschienene Ausgabe. Der Titel wurde erstmals 1849/50 in Freiburg als "Programm" veröffentlicht. - Pritzel 1095; Stafleu-C. 712. - Der deutsche Botaniker A. Braun (180ß5-1877) gilt als der Hauptvertreter der idealistischen vergleichenden Morphologie der Pflanzen. - Durchgehend etw. stockfl. u. etw. gebräunt, N. a. Vors. u. Tit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Intorno ad alcune iscrizione antiche di Salerno. Naples, Stamperia dell'Iride, 1851.

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

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        1. Geschichte der Stadt Lauingen und Umgegend. 2. Das Sagenbuch der Städte: Gundelfingen, Lauingen, Dillingen, Höchstädt und Donauwörth. 3. Sagen- und Geschicht-Buch aus der Vergangenheit der Städte: Burgau, Günzburg, Gundelfingen, . u. Wertingen.

      Joseph Friedrich, 1845. 2. Dillingen, Karl Kränzle, 1849. 3. Ohne Ort (Dillingen), ohne Verlag (Kränzle), 1. Dillingen 1851 - 8vo. (ca. 17,5 x 11,5 cm). Marmorierter Pappband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild, XII, 177 (3), 1 Bl., VIII, 155, 1 Bl., VIII, 168 S., 32 Bll. Drei Werke, gebunden in einem Band. 1. Siebzehn Hauptstücke, Schluß und Anhang. 2. Mit Frontispiz und Titelvignette. 3. Mit Frontispiz und 3 lithogr. Tafeln. Beigebunden: 31 unbedruckte Blätter, teils mit Handschriften des 19. Jahrhunderts. Interessanter Sammelband mit 3 seltenen Werken zur Geschichte und Sagenkunde der genannten bayerisch/schwäbischen Städte. Auf den vorderen Vorsatz montiert: Ansicht von Lauingen aus der Vogelschau, Kupferstich von Christoph Riegel (ca. 11 x 6 cm), wohl Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts. Auf dem fliegendem Vorsatzblatt und dem Titel insgesamt drei Vorbesitzervermerke von alter Hand, darunter der von Bernhard Mayer (1818-1874), Stadtschreiber von Lauingen: "Ex libris i. e. Privateigenthum Bernardi Mayer 1851 clamat ad dominum Mayer Archigramateum Lauingae". - Von den 32 Blättern im Anhang sind 20 beidseitig mit biographischen/historischen Anmerkungen versehen (wohl teilweise von Mayer), in verschiedenen sauberen Handschriften des 19. Jahrhunderts. Es folgen 11 leere Blätter (bis auf eine kurze Notiz). Auf dem letzten Blatt beginnt verso ein handschr. Text, der auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt weitergeführt wird. Anschließend weitere Vermerke bis auf die Innenseite des Rückdeckels, überwiegend Verweise auf bestimmte Seiten. - Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten beschabt, der Buntpapierbezug an den Gelenken aufgeplatzt, die Gelenke aber nicht gebrochen. Innen stellenweise etwas braunfleckig, wenige Seiten stärker. Vereinzelt Anstreichungen mit Buntstift und wenige Bleistift-Marginalien. Zierliche handschr. Notiz auf dem Frontispiz von Band 3. 550 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tables chronologique et alphabétique des Lois et Ordonnances d'un intérêt public et général (celles qui ont principalement un caractère historique, politique, administratif ou judiciaire, et sont contenues dans les collections anciennes, le Bulletin officiel et les divers recueils), depuis 1789 jusqu'en 1851, spécialement à l'usage des membres des cours et tribunaux de première instance, conseillers de préfecture, Maires et adjoints, membres des conseils électifs et généralement de tous les agents du pouvoir exécutif, destinées à faciliter les recherches dans le bulletin et les recueils des lois, et contenant l'indication sommaire de la législation sur chaque matière, pouvant être tenues facilement et sans frais au courant de celle à intervenir.

      Imprimerie de Dugenest Guéret 1851 In-12 de 248 pp., plein veau glacé bleu marine de l'époque, dos lisse richement orné, roulette et filets d'encadrement avec décors angulaires sur les plats armoriés, dentelle intérieure, gardes moirées, tranches dorées. Edition originale de cette impression provinciale. Très bel exemplaire au chiffre couronné de Louis-Charles-Philippe-Raphaël d'ORLEANS, Duc de NEMOURS (Olivier-Herman et Roton, 2585, fer n° 13). Ouvrage provenant de la bibliothèque du Comte de BONDY (ex-libris).

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        Wanderungen durch Schwaben. Wegweiser durch Würtemberg und Baden. Mit 30 Stahlstichen. Dritte veränderte und vermehrte Auflage. Leipzig, C. A. Haendel, 1851.

      1851. IV, 244 SS. Mit 30 Tafeln in Stahlstich (dav. 1 als Frontispiz). Halbleinenband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. 8vo. Dritte Ausgabe. - Die hübschen Tafeln zeigen Ansichten von Eßlingen, Marbach, Heilbronn, Bad Wimpfen, vom Schwalbennest bei Neckarsteinach, von Heidelberg, Maulbronn, vom Reußenstein, von Hohenaurach, der Nebelhöhle, Tübingen, Hohenzollern, Freiburg im Breisgau, Lindau, Konstanz etc. - Durchgehend schwach stockfleckig. Aus der Bibliothek des Vorarlberger Rechtsanwalts Dr. Karl J. Steger.

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        Chants du Peuple en Grèce (2 Tomes - Complet)

      2 vol. in-8 reliure demi-chagrin brun, Jacques Lecoffre et Cie, Paris, 1851, 2 ff., xix-428 ; 2 ff. 496 pp. Complet. Edition originale. Avec le texte en grec et la traduction française de l'auteur regard.Rare exemplaire de cet important recueil de poésies populaires grecques, colligées par le Comte de Marcellus. Bon état (qq. petits frott. en coupes, qq. rouss.)

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        The Dovecote and The Aviary: Being Sketches of the Natural History of Pigeons and other Domestic Birds in a Captive State, with Hints for their Management. [By E.S. Dixon].

      London: John Murray 1851 - XIV, 458, 32 Seiten. This ornithological book is well-known for it's great impact on Charles Darwin. - Very rare. - Cover foxed and slightely rubbed, edges foxed. Internally clean, last pages slightely foxed. - Else good, decorative copy, bound in original cloth with gilted vignet on front cover. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 8° (17,5 x 11,5 cm). Dekorativer Orig.-Leinenband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und goldgeprägten Vignetten auf Rücken und Deckel. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oriental Album. Characters, Costumes, and Modes of Life, in the Valley of the Nile. London, James Madden, 1851.

      1851. Folio. 31 tinted lithograph plates, all with partial hand-colouring. Contemporary red half morocco gilt. Second edition of one of the most sought-after and earliest publications by Prisse d'Avennes, who spent many years in Egypt after 1826, first as an engineer in the service of Mehmet Ali. After 1836 he explored Egypt disguised as an Arab, using the name Edris Effendi; during this period he carried out archaeological excavations in the valley of the Nile. In 1848 he first published his "Oriental Album". This unusual visual collection of "characters, costumes and modes of life in the valley of the Nile" is augmented by a commentary by the renowned orientalist and Egyptologist James Augustus St. John. - The frontispiece portrait depicts the artist's friend George Lloyd in the robes of a sheikh reclining with a hookah, and camels in the background. Lloyd, a botanist accompanying the expedition, accidentally shot himself whilst cleaning a rifle. - Light foxing, affecting some plates, with 2 plates trimmed at foot and laid down. Atabey 1001. Blackmer 1357. Colas 2427. OCLC 4423031. Cf. Brunet IV, 885 (1st ed. only). Heritage Library, Islamic Treasures, s. v. "Art" (illustration). Not in Abbey. Lipperheide Ma 30 (1st ed.).

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        Voyage of Prince Albert in Search of Sir John Franklin

      Very good copy of scarce title in original binding Firm tight and clean All plates and map as called for Some pencil signatures and marginalia

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        Xenien. Martial. Epigr. XI. 2. 1-4. O. O. u. J.

      1851. 32 SS. Geheftet. 8vo. Sehr seltener, unautorisierter Nachdruck der Xenien, die der Philosoph Henrik Steffens als Privatdruck in Breslau veranstaltete. Am Schluss mit dem Vermerk: "200 Exemplar als Manuscr. für Freunde". - Mit hs. Notizen in Bleistift. Goedeke VI, 202. Vgl. E. Boas, Goethe u. Schiller im Xenienkampf (1851), S. 279.

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        The route of the Overland Mail to India. London, Atchley & Co., [1851].

      1851. Folio. 32 full-page wood-engraved plates including pictorial title. Original decorative blueboards gilt, rebacked preserving spine, new endpapers. Views include Jeddah, Mocha, Cairo, etc. This work is published without text. The plates are set on a stone coloured background. A couple of the plates are signed by William Measom. The suggested publication date is taken from an inscription on the original front pastedown (bound in), and is consistent with the dates of other works illustrated by Measom. - Occasional mostly light foxing and soiling. OCLC 23070449.

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        Woman Travels through Europe, Morocco and Tangier Visiting a Harem and Watches a Public Hanging in Venice

      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. 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] 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.

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      - Madrid, Mellado, 1851-1855, 16x23, 34 volumenes de texto de la A a la Z y 3 volúmenes de Atlas que contienen: I- 137 láminas. II- 126 láminas. III- 136 láminas (completo), las láminas, muchas desplegables, contienen grabados al acero ordenados por materias. Los tomos están encuadernados en holandesa de época, la lomera en piel tipo ante con algúnas manchas, y tomo con desperfecto en loomera superior. (El atlas es una reimpresión del de Didot, con texto bilingüe en francés y español. Esta obra representa la primera gran enciclopedia en lengua española que se culminó en el siglo XIX. Publicada en Madrid por el prolífico editor Francisco de Paula Mellado entre 1851 y 1855 (desde 1853 Mellado tuvo también abierto establecimiento en París), ofrece a lo largo de 34 volúmenes una adaptación de la enciclopedia publicada en francés por Didot. En la Enciclopedia de Mellado colaboraron algunos de los nombres más ilustres de aquellos años, que su editor se apresura a mencionar en el Prólogo con el que presenta la obra: Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch (Autores dramáticos), Eugenio de Ochoa (Historia de la literatura española), Manuel Bretón de los Herreros (Historia de la declamación), Ramón Mesonero Romanos (Madrid), Tomás Rodríguez Rubi (Crítica), Pedro de Madrazo (Bellas Artes), Rafael María Baralt (Filología), Ventura de la Vega (Poesía y poetas españoles), Modesto Lafuente (Fr. Gerundio) (Historia de España), Antonio Flores (Costumbres españolas), José María Antequera (Legislación, hacienda y administración), Pedro Felipe Monlau (Medicina, cirugía y farmacia), Facundo Goñy (Socialismo), El Conde de Fabraquer (Historia del cristianismo), Jorge Lasso de la Vega (Marina y botánica), Augusto de Burgos (Agricultura), Francisco Pareja de Alarcón (Religión y Moral), Francisco Fernández Villabrille (Educación y enseñanza), Alfredo Alfonso Camus (Literatura clásica), Basilio Sebastián Castellanos (Heráldica y numismática), Joaquín Pérez Comoto (Historia y geografía universal), Robustiano Pérez de Santiago (Ciencias naturales), Alejandro Magariños Cervantes (Repúblicas americanas), Antonio Ferrer del Río (Comunidades de Castilla), Antonio Pirala (Historia de la última guerra civil), Emilio Bravo (Fernando Pó y Annobon), Joaquín Espín y Guillén (Música), Ubaldo Pasaron y Lastra (Arte militar). La Introducción (tomo 1, XI-XXXVI) lleva la firma de Francisco Fernández Villabrille y los artículos no van firmados). (57249).

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Gastein, 2. IX. 1851.

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

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        Autograph letter signed twice ("Dr. G. S. Ohm" and "Ohm"). Bad Liebenstein, 31. VIII. 1851.

      1851. Large 8vo. 3 pp. Very comprehensive letter to his nephew, Georg Füchtbauer, written during a journey through Thuringia, providing advice on his studies and asking him to run a few errands for his own work in physics. - Slight damage to edges and folds (occasionally touching text); some notes and calculations from a different hand on p. 4. Published, with minor departures, in: Georg Simon Ohm, Nachgelassene Schriften und Dokumente aus seinem Leben (ed. by B. Nürmberger), Erlangen & Jena 2002.

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        Schlacht von Custozza am 25ten Juli 1848.

      Adam, 1851. Litografia, 320x495. Animata scena raffigurante la battaglia con austriaci in primo piano. Bell'esemplare con qualche fioritura ai margini.

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        Autograph manuscript. No place or date.

      1851. Folio. 12 pp. on 3 bifolia, numbered 140-142. Numerous corrections, deletions, and insertions. The ms. discusses cosmogony and the movement of the planets, mentioning the contributions made by Immanuel Kant and especially Laplace, as well as Keplers' Laws, then expanding these considerations to the level of metaphysics. The working manuscript for vol. 2, chapter 6 ("Zur Philosophie und Wissenschaft der Natur") of Schopenhauer's collection of philosophical reflections, "Parerga und Paralipomena" ("Appendices and Omissions") - the philosopher's final work, published in 1851. The "Paralipomena" volume, from which this is taken, contains short ruminations arranged by topic under 31 subheadings. In view of the less-than-enthusiastic reception of the philosopher's earlier publications, publishers were reluctant to commit to this work; it was only after significant difficulty (and through the persuasion of the philosopher's disciple Julius Frauenstädt) that Hayn of Berlin consented to publish the two volumes in a print run of 750 copies - with a honorarium of only ten copies for the author. The subject matter and stylistic arrangement of the "Paralipomena" were significant influences on the work of philosopher and psychologist Paul Ree, and through him most notably on the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, whose later work explores - following Schopenhauer - the relation of man to himself, the universe, the state, and women through the art of aphorism. - In the present ms. Schopenhauer writes: "The truth of cosmogony, however, is based not only on the space-relationship upon which Laplace insisted, namely, that 45 celestial bodies circle in a uniform direction and at the same time rotate likewise; more firmly still is it rooted in the time-relationship, expressed by the first and third Law of Kepler [...] These thoughts on cosmogony give rise to two metaphysical reflections [...] Even such a far-reaching physical explanation of the world's creation can never satisfy the desire for a metaphysical one, or indeed take its place. On the contrary! The closer you come to tracking down a phenomenon, the more clearly it appears that it is precisely that: a mere phenomenon, an apparition, and not at all the essence of the thing in itself [...]" (transl.). - The present text begins with the final paragraph of § 85. It corresponds with the printed text in the Sämtliche Werke, ed. by A. Hübscher, vol. 6, p. 142, line 4 up to p. 150, line 19, with the exception of two sections not yet present in this draft (p. 146, lines 11-16, and p. 146, lines 32-page 147, line 7). Most of the parts which Schopenhauer deleted are published in vol. 7, pp. 138-130 and p. 138. - Slight edge damage. Provenance: On loan to the Dresden State Library until 1945; later in a foreign private collection. Sold at Stargardt's auction on Oct. 4, 1989. Schopenhauer manuscripts are of the utmost rarity: auction records since 1975 list only five other autograph manuscripts, only one of which was of comparable length.

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        Autograph letter signed. N. p. o. d.

      1851. 8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium. To Émile Schuffenecker, thanking him for arranging for Gauguin to travel to Paris by train: "Grand merci de votre lettre et de son envoi. Justement j'ai écrit à Bernard mon désir de partir pour Paris donc votre offre pour m'envoyer le voyage tombe à point et je l'accepte de grand cœur. Du reste à Paris je vais me débrouiller pour vendre quelque chose, vous serez donc remboursé je crois en peu de temps. Le 4 ou le 5 je me mets en chemin de fer. Et si je ne réussis pas pour le Toukin je vais tâcher de travailler en dehors de la peinture car il faut tenir la cape pendant quelque temps. Ou bien encore je pousserai le ministre des finances pour me donner en France n'importe quoi. Mais il faut que e sois à Paris pour cela. [...]". - The French Post-Impressionist artist, painter, art teacher and art collector Émile Schuffenecker (1851-1934) was a close friend of Paul Gauguin and Odilon Redon, and one of the first collectors of works by Vincent van Gogh. Until the early 1890s when Gauguin and Schuffenecker quarrelled, Schuffenecker gave great support to Gauguin, encouraging him to take up a career as a painter. He also had the idea for the 1889 Exhibition at the Volpini Gallery, a key moment in Gauguin's influence on young painters.

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        Autograph letter signed ("G. Sand"). Nohant, 7. XII. 1851.

      1851. 8vo. 3 pp. In French, to an unidentified lady. Sand writes to her correspondent about her play, Le Mariage de Victorine, a love story which concluded with the happy marriage of a poor adopted daughter to the son of the house. Contrary to her custom, Sand went to Paris for the opening of the play. A few days after the opening, Louis Napoléon staged his coup d'état, Sand quickly returned to Nohant and the play closed. In the present letter Sand laments the situation: "Be sure that I feel sorry about the great misfortune Victorine went through more for you and Mr. Montigny than for myself. Be sure too that I want to do all I can to make up for this disaster, by writing another play in better days to the best of my ability, for which I promise right now that I won't ask him any bonus if, as it is to be feared, Victorine, after being stricken down in its prime, does not rise again from the barrier which it has fallen [...]. In 1876, the play was revived a new generation of theater-goers who had not seen the original production twenty-five years earlier was charmed and a long run was assured."

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        Mariner's Artwork, with Manuscript Notes and Poems, and Seven Pencil Sketches, Including a View of Longwood House, Napoleon's Home-in-exile on St Helena. St Helena, May 1851.

      1851. Seven pencil sketches and eight works of poetry on album leaf, ca. 215:265 mm (8 ½ x 10 ½ in). Signed and dated in ink in the lower margin. Recently matted, and in very good condition. Album sheet with seven pencil sketches of a mariner's life including one of Longwood House, Napoleon's home-in-exile on St Helena. The drawings are supplemented with eight stanzas of poetry in German, and a note stating that the sketches were made by a sailor in May 1851 while on board the Prussian bark Mercur (1833). The ship was built in East Prussia and made a series of voyages along the Western coast of Africa and to Brazil, visiting Cape Verde Islands, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro in 1850-52; it was eventually sold to Norwegians in 1854. "Longwood House was the residence of Napoleon Bonaparte, during his exile on the island of Saint Helena, from 10 December 1815 until his death on 5 May 1821. It lies on a windswept plain some 6 km (3.7 mi) from Jamestown. Following Napoleon's death, Longwood House reverted to the East India Company and later to the Crown, and was used for agricultural purposes. Reports of its neglect reached Napoleon III who, from 1854, negotiated with the British Government for its transfer to France. In 1858 it was transferred to the French Government along with the Valley of the Tomb for a sum of £7,100. Since then they have been under the control of the French Foreign Ministry and a French Government representative has lived on the island and has been responsible for managing both properties" (Wikipedia).

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        Voyage au Ouaday, traduit de l'Arabe par le Dr Perron, directeur de l'Ecole de médecine du Kaire [...]. Ouvrage accompagné de cartes et de planches et du portrait du Cheykh, publié par le Dr Perron et M. Jomard, membre de l'Institut [...]. Ouvrage précédé d'une préface de ce dernier, contenant des remarques historiques et géographiques, et faisant suite au Voyage au Dârfour. Paris, Benjamin Duprat, Arthus Bertrand, Franck, Renouard, Gide, 1851.

      1851. Large 8vo. (4), LXXV, (1), 756 pp. (pp. 753-756 are duplicated). With portrait of El-Tounsy and 9 lithographed plates of portraits, costumes, arms, instruments and maps. Contemp. half garnet-red roan, smooth spine with gilt fillets, green title labels. Very rare first edition. Valued account of a journey made by an Ulema from Cairo, Sheikh Mohammed El-Tounsy, to a relatively unknown region of North Africa: Ouaday or Seleih Dar, located south of the Libyan desert and to the west of Darfur. In addition to the relation, this includes chapters on Egypt and the Maghreb as well as significant explanatory notes followed by seven vocabularies: Ouadayen, Forien, Fertyt, Barnaouyen, Baguirmien, Toubou and Fezzanais. This volume is much rarer than the Voyage au Dârfour by the same author, published by Dr. Perron in 1846. - Slight dampstains to plates 2, 3 and 4. Good copy. Gay 2786. Brunet VI, 20821.

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        Chants et chansons

      1851 - 1859Paris, 1851-1859. 4 volumes in-8 demi-maroquin orange à coins, dos à cinq nerfs orné de roses en incrustation, double filets aux coiffes, reliure datée - 1862 - et signée de Pagnant, tête dorée. Musique notée et 160 gravures dont frontispice d'après Johannot, Andrieux, Nanteuil, Gavarni, Staal, Fath, Beaucé, Veyrassat, etc. Notice de Charles Baudelaire (11 pages - Tome 1), notice sur Pierre Dupont musicien, par E. Reyer (4 pages - Tome 2). Magnifique exemplaire malgré quelques rousseurs.La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 9h30 à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 19h00. Commandes par courriel ou téléphone. Envoi rapide, emballage soigné.

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        Portrait als Mädchen. Fast Ganzfigur sitzend auf einem Stuhl in kariertem Kleid. Lithographie auf aufgewalzten 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. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000

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        Les Chevaux du Sahara.

      Paris, F. Chamerot, 1851. 1851 1 vol. in-8° : de [4]-i, vi-[7], 384 pp. (Rares rousseurs). Demi-chagrin d'époque, plats de papier marbré, dos à nerfs titré doré. Édition originale de cette étude inédite et première du genre présentant les relations entre les Arabes et les chevaux (élevage, éducation, soins, guerre, chasse, parade...). Ses relations avec Abd el-Kader, des troupes indigènes et des aristocraties tribales permirent à Daumas (1803-1871) de rédiger ce vaste corpus dans lequel s'entremêlent approche empirique, scientifique, religion, superstition, équitation et hippologie. La premiére partie est consacrée à l'aspect technique du cheval, la seconde aborde les razzias, les chasses à lautruche, à la gazelle ; les chasses au lévrier, au faucon, les guerres entre les tribus et les coutumes de guerres. Provenance : Envoi autographe de l'auteur à son cousin Quiquerez; J. Blampain Villeret (mention manuscrite). 1 vol. 8vo. Contemporary half sheep. First edition of this unpublished study and first of that kind dealing with the relationship between Arabs and horses. Fine copy. Menessier de la Lance I-348.

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        Autograph letter signed twice ("Dr. G. S. Ohm" and "Ohm").

      Bad Liebenstein, 31. VIII. 1851. - Large 8vo. 3 pp. Very comprehensive letter to his nephew, Georg Füchtbauer, written during a journey through Thuringia, providing advice on his studies and asking him to run a few errands for his own work in physics. - Slight damage to edges and folds (occasionally touching text); some notes and calculations from a different hand on p. 4. Published, with minor departures, in: Georg Simon Ohm, Nachgelassene Schriften und Dokumente aus seinem Leben (ed. by B. Nürmberger), Erlangen & Jena 2002.

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        Charles Dickens, Household Words Copyright Edition 32 volume set lot, antique

      Rare Household Words of Charles Dickens, published in 1951. "Adorned with a combative motto from Shakespeare's Henry V ('Familiar in their Mouths as HOUSEHOLD WORDS'), Charles Dickens's two-penny weekly magazine of original short fiction and crusading social journalism was launched to widespread publicity on 30 March 1850. Its sub-editor was W. H Wills, a former assistant editor of Chambers's Journal, to which the new publication was typographically similar: two columns of small type on relatively thin, acidic paper (quad crown 12mo), no advertisements or illustrations, and the legend 'Conducted by ¦ Charles Dickens' as a running header on every spread of its 24 pages. Household Words was nevertheless something of a hybrid, available in 9d. monthly numbers with wrappers and handsome bi-annual volumes, aimed at affluent middle-class families and people of influence, no less than at working-class readers interested in 'trading up.'" (Source: Ex library with only signs being unmarked due date sheets attached to insides of back covers- no stamps/markings and pages clean and unmarked throughout. Leather bound set of 32 of 34 volumes, missing volume 4 and 20. Beautiful dark blue leather binding. A few hinges worn with 3 reattached.

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