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        APELDOORN, DE WINTER Collage van knip- en plakwerk van oude postzegels, voorstellende een huis tussen bomen, in eiken lijst achter glas, 37x52 cm. Op de achterzijde: `Dit is de ouderlijke woning van overgrootvader B.G. de Winter te Apeldoorn, Swolsscheweg 147. Vervaardigt door H. de Winter 1854, oud 74 jaar, 1928'. Aardig voorbeeld van volkskunst.

      

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        The Revised Statutes of New Brunswick. Printed under the Authority.

      1854 - First Compilation of New Brunswick Statutes [New Brunswick]. The Revised Statutes of New Brunswick. Printed Under the Authority of an Act of the Legislature. Fredericton: J. Simpson, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1854-1855. Three volumes. Complete set. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent cloth, gilt titles to spines, endpapers renewed. Clean tears to first page of Volume I Preface, annotations in early hand to margins of Volume I in some places, interiors otherwise clean. Ex-library. Small stamps to title pages. * Only edition. Volume II: The Public Statutes of New Brunswick, Passed in the Year 1854, Together with Those Unrepealed by the Revised Statutes; Volume III: The Local and Private Statutes of New Brunswick. Settled by the French, New Brunswick was taken by the British in 1759 and incorporated into the colony of Nova Scotia. Its population expanded significantly through an influx of Loyalists after the American Revolution. Its enlarged population and distance from Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, led the colonial administrators to establish New Brunswick as a separate colony in 1784. The first collection of New Brunswick acts, covering the years 1786-1805, was published in 1805. The Revised Statutes was the first compilation. In 1867 New Brunswick was one of the six colonies that became the Canadian Confederation. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 3:77. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Quadrupeds of North America

      New York: V. G. Audubon, 1854. Hardcover. Very Good+. Publisher's deluxe binding, red morocco, ornately tooled in gilt on boards and spine, a.e.g.; complete set of 3 volumes, large 8vo; pp. viii, 383, plus 50 plates; [4], 334, plus 50 plates; [2] (half-title p., blank), v, [1], 348, [1], plus 55 plates; collates complete, all volumes with a half-title page. Grand total of 155 hand-colored lithograph plates. Corners gently bumped; a few small scuff marks or bumps on boards, and spine of Vol. I; front joints of Vols. II-III starting. Prelims and terminals of all volumes lightly stained (likely from tape), and contemporary owner's inscription on FFEPs; plate 2 lacks tissue guard, tears in few other tissue guards in Vol. I; faint marginal dust-soiling soiling on first few plates in Vol. II; marginal foxing on roughly half the plates in Vol. III. Overall, internally bright and clean. An extremely handsome set. While putting the finishing touches on the octavo edition of his masterpiece, ?"The Birds of America,?" Audubon and his sons began production of ?"The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America,?" an elephant folio of 150 lithographs meant to match the lavishness of the ?"Birds.?" Unlike the double-elephant folio ?"Birds,?" the ?"Quadrupeds?" was produced entirely in the United States, making it the "largest single color plate book to be carried to a successful conclusion [in the U.S.] during the 19th century" (Reese). It was created in collaboration with John Bachman, a pastor who had studied quadrupeds since he was a young man and who was recognized as an authority on the subject in the United States. Audubon had promised Bachman "the very best figures of all our quadrupeds that have ever been thought of or expected," and indeed Bachman was impressed with the results. ?"Quadrupeds?" contains the most sumptuous depiction of the mammals of North America produced, and firmly established Audubon as the age's great natural history artist.

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        Gesamtansicht mit Burg Schnellenberg im Hgr. ('Attendorn').

      - Lithographie v. C. Mebus, v. 1854, 19,5 x 32,5 Westfalia Picta, Band I, WP 81/341. - Einzige separat gedruckte Gesamtansicht von Attendorn! - Extrem seltene Ansicht nach Osten gesehen. - Im Vgr. Kuhherde. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Gesamtans., von Posilippo aus.

      - Gouache v. C. Schnittger, dat. 1854, 39 x 53 Blick von Posilippo aus. Links der Monte Martino mit der Festung St. Elmo. Rechts Blick zum Vesuv, i. Vgr. eine bebaute Insel ( Castello dell Ovo ? ). In leuchtendem alten Gouachenkolorit.

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        Günther und Clemens - offene Briefe (Erster und zweiter Band in einem Buch),

      Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, k. k. Hofbuchhändler, 1854 - IV + 355 + VI + 482 Seiten nachgebunden, abgegriffen, abgerieben, verschmutzt, fleckig, Etikett am Bucrücken (Aufschrift lautet "Speculative Theologie 1. 2."), Blessur oben am Buchrücken, Kanten und Ecken bestossen, schiefgelesen, Seiten gebräunt, wellig, altersfleckig, mehrere Wasserflecken, leicht muffiger Geruch, Frakturschrift, kein Schutzumschlag, mittlerer zustand "Franz Peter Knoodt (November 6, 1811 – January 27, 1889) was a German Catholic theologian who was a native of Boppard. He studied theology in Bonn und Tübingen, and later worked as a chaplain and teacher in Trier. In 1841-43 he furthered his studies in Vienna, where he was a student of Anton Günther (1783-1863). In 1844 he earned his doctorate of theology at Breslau, and in 1845 became a professor of philosophy at the Catholic faculty of theology at the University of Bonn. Knoodt was an ardent follower of the philosophical teachings of Anton Günther, and several years after Günther`s death, he published the biographical Anton Günther. Eine Biographie (1881, 2 volumes). This work has been praised as an important source of Catholic church history. Another noted work of Knoodt`s was Günther und Clemens; Offene Briefe (Günther and Franz Jakob Clemens; Open Letters). Both publications were placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (List of Prohibited Books) by the Roman Catholic Church." (source: Wikipedia) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0 Sonderangebot: Dieser Verkäufer bietet Kunden einen exklusiven Rabatt von 40% auf sämtliche Preise. Alter Preis: 1485,00 EUR. Erster Band: 1853; Zweiter Band: 1854, Zwei von drei Bänden;. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Komponist (1824-1874): Eigenh. Brief mit U.,

      Weimar, 7. II. 1854. - 4°. 2 ¾ S. a. Doppelblatt. - Mit einer Nachschrift (Weimar, 18. II. 1854. 1 ¼ S.) des Philologen, Archäologen und Bibliothekars Gustav Adolf Schöll (1805-1882) zum Brief von Cornelius. Cornelius schreibt an B e t t i n a v o n A r n i m in Berlin, die sich um eine Aufführung seines "Domine salvum fac regem" im Rahmen der Hofkonzerte bemühte und um Kopien der Orchesterstimmen gebeten hatte: "Gnädigste Frau ! // Herzlichen Dank für Ihre Güte und für die vielen Bemühungen, denen Sie sich mir zu Liebe unterziehen. Ich bemühe mich Ihnen anzuzeigen, daß ich die Abschriften nicht besorgen kann ohne im Besitz der Partitur zu sein, welche sich noch in Ihren Händen befindet. Denn mit Ihren letzten Schreiben an Hofrath Schöll ist nur die Partitur des kleinen Domine [unterstrichen] eingetroffen. // Solche Abschriften von Orchesterstimmen müssen übrigens von einem geübten Abschreiber besorgt werden, und ich würde sie nothwendiger Weise in die Hände eines solchen hier übergeben müssen. Es wird dies nur eine Affaire von 15-20 Thaler sein und es wäre in Bezug auf den Stand meiner Kasse besser gewesen sein, wenn der Graf Redern [Generalintendant der Königlichen Schauspiele in Berlin] vielleicht es hätte dahin protegiren (sic!) können, daß die Abschrift auf königliche Kosten stattgefunden hätte, falls ["dieser" gestrichen] der König nach einer Einsicht in die Partitur, oder einem Gutachten über dieselbe eine Aufführung angeordnet hätte. // Sobald aber die Partitur hier ist, soll es am Nöthigen nicht fehlen und ich werde für eine so wichtige Angelegenheit alsbald die Gelder zusammen kriegen. Verzeihen Sie mir also, hochverehrte Freundin, die neue Mühe die ich Ihnen verursache, und sein Sie überzeugt, daß ich, sobald die Partitur eintreffen wird keinen Augenblick verstreichen lassen werde von der so kostbaren Zeit. - Daß Sie B a r g i e l [Woldemar Bargiel, Komponist und Musikpädagoge (1828-1897), zweiter Mann der Mutter von Clara Schumann] die Revision anvertraut haben und er sie übernommen hat, ist von Ihnen beiden gleich liebenswürdig, Ihnen insbesondere werde ich dafür ein DominE [das große "E" soll wohl das große Domine (Orchesterfassung) bedeuten, im Gegensatz zum ober erwähnten "kleinen" nur für Chor] komponieren, welches sich gewaschen hat. // ." J o a c h i m `s Lieder oder Violinkompositionen haben allerdings bei Hofe wenig Anklang gefunden, wenn man bei den Leuten herumhorcht, wenn es Sie aber intressiert, mein Urtheil darüber zu hören, so kann ich Ihnen nur sagen, daß sie meinen ungetheilten Beifall haben. Das Abendläuten und Lindenrauschen ist ganz herrlich, ich war entzückt es von ihm und L i s z t spielen zu hören. Die sogenannte Lausche [?] ist recht schauerlich [hier positiv gemeint], sagt mir aber weniger zu. J o a c h i m wird nur Edles und Schönes zu Tage fördern. // Ich habe diese wenigen Zeilen bei Schöll`s geschrieben, wo ich den Abend zubrachte und will auch der Hofrath die Güte haben Ihnen dieselben zuzusenden. ." - Er schließt mit Grüßen an die Töchter von Bettina und Achim von Arnim (1781-1831): Armgart (1820-1880) und Gisela von Arnim (1827-1889), welche 1849 in Weimar als Verlobte des Germanisten und Kunsthistoriker Herman Grimm den oben erwähnten Joseph Joachim kennengelernt hatte. Daraus entstand eine unglückliche für alle drei Beteiligten schmerzhafte Liebesbeziehung, die erst durch die Heirat Gisela von Arnims mit Grimm (1859) ein Ende fand. - Joseph Joachim einer der bedeutendsten Violinisten seiner Zeit, Dirigent und Komponist (1831-1907) war von 1848-1850 auch Mitglied des Gewandhausorchesters. Gefördert von Mendelssohn ging er nach dessen Tod 1847 zu Franz Liszt nach Weimar. Liszt war von seinem Violinspiel so beeindruckt, dass er, wie in unserem Brief erwähnt, mit ihm zusammen auftrat und ihn zum Komponieren ermutigte. - // - Mit einer NACHSCHRIFT (Weimar, 18. II. 1854. 1 ¼ S.) des Philologen und Archäologen Gustav Adolf Schöll auf dem selben Brief: Schöll entschuldigt sich für Verzögerung und versichert, das

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        Personal Narrative of Explorations and Incidents in Texas, New Mexico, California, Sonora and Chihuahua, Connected with the United States and Mexican Boundary Commission, During the Years 1850, '51, '52, and '53

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1854. First Edition. Two volumes in the original green cloth, spines gilt. Folding tinted lithograph frontispiece in each volume, plus 14 additional tinted lithograph plates, many uncolored engraved plates, woodcut illustrations throughout, and one folding map. Both volumes with light edgewear, map has a professionally repaired tear, minor dampstain to upper outer corner of a small section of volume I (affecting margin only). Overall an unusually attractive and well preserved set, with the ownership signature of Mexican politician, diplomat, and writer Joaquin Maria del Castillo y Lanzas (1801-1878). Jenkins (Basic Texas Books) describes this as "the most scholarly and scientific description of Southwest Texas of its era," as well as "one of the best American travel books ever written." Bartlett provides a day to day account of the movements of the boundary survey party (scientists, artists, teamsters, surveyors, and a military escort) as they traveled from Indianola, Texas to San Antonio, Fredericksburg, El Paso, San Diego, and back to Corpus Christi. The expedition "was valuable for contributions regarding mines, minerals, and geology in general, and vastly advanced knowledge of the natural history, ethnology, meteorology, and topography of the areas traversed" (Jenkins p. 31). Many early emigrants to Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona used Bartlett's account as a guidebook on their trek west. Farquhar 17; Wagner-Camp 234; Graff 198; Howes B-201; Sabin 3746.

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        A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c

      Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co, Philadelphia 1854 - (17 1/16 x 14 inches). Chromolithographic title with large vignette, hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, 73 hand-coloured lithographed maps, charts and city plans (3 double-page). Publisher's red half morocco with green marbled paper-covered boards, morocco title label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover. Modern red cloth box, dark red morocco lettering piece. A fine copy of this famous atlas, with hand-coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories, including city plans of New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. Despite its title, the Atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent with 43 maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to-west-coast map of the United States. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A New American Atlas, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's New Universal Atlas (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until the mid-1850s, when it was purchased by Charles De Silver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit and alter the maps and to hand-colour the maps. Cf. Phillips 809; cf. Ristow pp. 311-313; cf. Rumsey p.240. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Himalayan Journals; or,notes of a naturalist inBengal, the Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia mountains etc.

      John Murray, London 1854 - 2 vols. 8vo. Pp xxvii, 408; xii, 487. 12 tinted litho plates (including frontispieces) some coloured, one folding. Coloured woodcut, 80 wood engravings in the text. 2 folding maps at end of vol 1. Errata slips to both volumes. 32 page publisher's list dated January 1854to rear of vol 1. Original publisher's cloth, gilt, re-cased retaining original spines (some damage and loss). New endpapers. Spines faded and with some uneven fading to rear boards. A fresh, tight copy, professionally restored and uncut. Half titles retained. Nice. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Theorie der Augenspiegel aus den elementaren Grundsätzen der Optik entwickelt.

      - Wien, Carl Gerold & Sohn, 1854, 8°, 60 pp., 3 lithograph. Falttafeln, Leinenband der Zeit; feines Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe - Seltener "Separat-Abdruck aus der Zeitschrif der k.k. Gesellschaft der Ärzte zu Wien, März- und April-Heft 1854." - - "Stellwag hat die Idee von Rekoss wieder aufgegriffen. Der Konkavspiegel ist im Zentrum duchbohrt und mit dem Griff durch ein "Nussgelenk" verbunden. Die Schweibe ist an einem Parallelarm montiert und fasst fünf Konkav und 3 Konvexlinsen." Adolf Schett, Der Augenspiegel (186), p.104 - Karl Stellwag von Carion (1823-1904) war bis 1851 erster Sekundararzt der Augenabteilung im Allgemeinen Krankenhaus Wien. Nach kurzem Aufenthalt als praktischer Arzt in Brünn habilitierte er sich 1854 mit dem dreibändigen Werk "Die Ophthalmologie vom naturwissenschaftlichen Standpunkt", wurde Dozent der Augenheilkunde an der Universität Wien und der medizinisch-chirurgischen Josephs-Akademie, 1858 dort Ordinarius und nach Auflösung der Akademie ordentlicher Professor an der Universität Wien. Der selten vorkommende Lidschlag bei der Basedowschen Krankheit ist als Stellwagsches Zeichen nach Stellwag von Carion benannt. - Hirsch-H.V, p.413. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Adventures of an Angler in Canada, Nova Scotia and in the United States

      Richard Bentley, London 1854 - Later edition, first published by Bentley in 1848. Frontispiece portrait of author and 8 vignettes in text. xii, 322 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Fishing in New York State, Canada and Maine. Not in Bruns; Westwood & Satchell, p. 130 (first ed.) Bound in three-quarters green calf, gilt spine, edges marbled. Slight toning to text. About fine Frontispiece portrait of author and 8 vignettes in text. xii, 322 pp. 1 vols. 8vo Later edition, first published by Bentley in 1848. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L'Art de la cuisine française au XIXè siècle. Traité élémentaire et pratique, des bouillons en gras et en maigre, des essences, fumets, des potages français et étrangers; des grosses pièces de poisson; des grandes et petits sauces; des ragouts et des garnitures; des grosses pièces de boucherie, de jambon, de volaille et de gibier etc etc.

      Paris Depot de Librairie 1854 - 3è éd. Trois Tome. Gr. 8°. Titel, Frontispiz, CXXVII, 313 S., zwei Portraits und 3 Tafeln; XXXI, 342 S. + 9 grosse gefalt. Tafeln; 544 S., + 8 Tafeln. Halb-Maroquin-Einbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Vicaire 146 - Schraemli 45 - Bitting 75. Ohne den erschienenen Ergänzungsband von Plumerey. Marie Antonin Carème war neben A. Escoffier die wohl berühmteste Gestalt in der Kochkunst des 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Die Ideen für seine kulinarischen Kreationen schöpfte er aus der Kunst und der Architektur ("Pièces montées"). Er diente so berühmten Feinschmeckern wie Charles Talleyrand, dem russischen Zar Alexander I. und dem englischen König Georg IV. Gutes Exemplar des Hauptwerkes des grössten Kochgenies aller Zeiten. Stellenweise stock - und fingerfleckig. Selten und gesucht. Francais; 1,580 gr.

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        Oeuvres illustrées... Dessins par Tony et Alfred Johanot, Staal, Pauquet, Etc

      Paris: Vialat et Cie.. 1854[-1857]. 12 volumes bound in 6. Large quarto. Quarter mid-tan leather with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling and numbering gilt. With steel engravings illustrating various scenes throughout. Vol. 1: Piquillo Alliaga. 395 pp. Vol. 2: Carlo Brosci; La Prix de la Vie; La Maitresse Anonyme; La Conversion; Le Jeune Docteur; Maurice; Judith; Un Ministre sous Louis XV; Le Tête-a-Tête; Le Roi de Carreau; Potemkin; Le Mariage d'Argent; Les Inconsolables; La Passion Secrète; La Grand'Mère; Rodolphe; Le Haine d'une Femme; Vatel. 320 pp. Vol. 3: Adrienne Lecouvreur; Les Contes de la Reine de Navarre; La Colomnie; L'Ambitieux; Le Café des Variétés; Bertrand et Raton; La Camaraderie; Le Verre d'Eau; Le Menteur Véridique; Les Grisettes; Le Valet de son Rival; Le Parrain; Dix Ans de la Vie d'une Femme; Valérie; Les Indépendents. 320 pp. Vol. 4: Avant, Pendant et Après; Le Charlatanisme; La Bohémienne; Les Adieux au Comptoir; Japhet; Le Bal Champêtre; La Jarretière de la Mariée; La Mansarde des Artistes; Les Premières Amours; Le Coiffeur et le Perruquier; Le Plus Beau Jour de la Vie; Le Charge a Payer; Le Baiser au Porteur; L'Héritiere; Le Chateau de la Poularde; Farinelli; La Lune de Miel; La Demoiselle a Marier; Le Diplomate; Le Mariage de Raison; Le Marraine; Coraly; Le Solliciteur; Malvina; Madame de Sainte-Agnès. 320 pp. Vol. 5: Le Vieux Mari; Yelva; La Chatte; Les Deux Precepteurs; Simple Histoire; Théobald; L'Oncle d'Amérique; Les Deux Maris; Les Moralistes; La Belle Mère; Le Médecin de Dames; Aventures et Voyages du Petit Jonas; Une Visite a Bedlam; Les Élèves du Conservatoire; La Volière de Frère Philippe; La Manie des Places; Le Mystificateur; La Quarantaine; Caroline; L'Ennui; Les Manteaux; Les Empiriques d'Autrefois; L'Ambassadeur; La Somnambule; Frontin Mari-Garçon; Le Secrétaire et le Cuisinier; Le Colonel. 319, [i] (blank) pp. Vol. 6: Une Chaine; La Protégée sans le Savoir; Le Confident; Oscar; Le Fou de Péronne; Une Nuit de la Garde Nationale; L'Auberge; Le Puff; La Petite Soeur; Le Mariage Enfantin; Le Ménage de Garçon; Partie et Revanche; Bataille de Dames; L'Artiste; Michel et Christine; Philibert Marié; Mémoires d'un Colonel de Hussards; Le Nouveau Pourceaugnac; La Demoiselle et la Dame; Le Combat des Montagnes; L'Intérieur de L'Étude; Geneviève. 319, [i] (blank) pp. Vol. 7 [almost exclusively opera libretti]: Les Huguenots; La Xacarilla; La Muette de Portici; Le Comte Ory; Guido et Ginevra; Le Lac des Fées; Le Philtre; Les Martyrs; Robert-Le- Diable; Le Serment; La Juive; Le Fils de Cromwell; Les Diamants de la Couronne; Ne Touchez Pas a la Reine; Giralda; Concert a la Cour; La Dame de Pique; La Chambre a Coucher. 320 pp. Vol. 8 [opera libretti]: Le Prophète; L'Enfant Prodigue; Ali-Baba; Gustave III; Le Dieu et la Bayadère; La Part du Diable; La Sirène; Le Domino Noir; Haÿdée; La Dame Blanche; Lestocq; Les Treize; La Reine d'un Jour; Le Chalet; Actéon. 320 pp. Vol. 9: Le Vieux Garçon et la Petite Fille; Jeanne et Jeanneton; Irène; Le Petit Dragon; O Amitié!... ; La Vengeance Italienne; Le Témoin; Les Eaux du Mont-Dor; Une Femme Qui Se Jette par la Fenêtre; L'Ours et le Pacha; La Grande Aventure; Héloise et Abailard; L'Écarté; Le Moulin de Javelle; Le Bon Papa; Camilla; Le Lorgnon; Les Malheurs d'un Amant Heureux; Le Gastronome sans Argent; Estelle; Les Trois Maitresses. 320 pp. Vol. 10: Salvoisy; La Chanoinesse; Toujours; Être Aimé ou Mourir; Le Gardien; Jeune et Vieille; L'Avare en Goguettes; Louise; Une Faute; La Loge du Portier; La Maitresse au Logis; Un Dernier Jour de Fortune; Zoé; Le Budget d'un Jeune Ménage; L'Intérieur d'un Bureau; La Pension Bourgeoise; La Famille du Baron; Le Quaker et la Danseuse; La Seconde Année; Le Savant; Philippe; Les Héritiers de Crac. 318, 1f. (blank) pp. Vol. 11 [including opera libretti]: Zanetta; La Marquise de Brinvilliers; La Vieille; L'Ambassadrice; Le Cheval de Bronze; Les Deux Nuits; Léocadie; La Médecine sans Médecin; Fra-Diavolo; la Fiancée; La Neige; Le Maçon; Fiorella; Leicester; La Favorite; Le Soprano; Le Chaperon; La Famille Riquebourg; Le Comte Ory. 320 pp. Vol. 12 [including opera libretti]: La Fée aux Roses; La Charbonnière; La Nuit de Noël; La Chanteuse Voilée; Le Puits d'Amour; Les Surprises; Didier L'Honnête Homme; Maitre Jean; Le Juif Errant; Dom Sébastien Roi de Portugal; La Barcarolle; Cagliostro; D'Aranda; L'Image; Le Guitarrero; Babiole et Joblot; Rebecca; Discours de Réception a l'Académie Française Prononcé dans la Séance du 28 Janvier 1836. 320 pp. Slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; head of spine slightly chipped; some hinges split. Minor foxing and browning throughout; occasional creasing; some signatures partially detached. Title to Vol. 1 only. . Includes libretti for operas by Adam, Auber, Balfe, Berton, Blangini, Boieldieu, Carafa, Cherubini, Donizetti, Fétis, Halévy, Hérole, Marliani, Massé, Meyerbeer, Paer, Rebel and Rossini. Eugène Scribe (1791-1861) was one of the most important?-?-and prolific?-?-dramatists of his time. He provided libretti for over 30 composers, including Auber, Meyerbeer, Rossini, and Verdi. Meyerbeer described his libretti as "tailor-made for the music, full of dramatic, emotional and also merry situations" that contained "excellent parts" for the available singers. Herbert Schneider in Grove online Complete sets are very scarce.

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        Nouveau Planisphère Indiquant les grandes divisions physiques et politiques de la Terre, la Géographie statistique et industrielle des differents états, les Colonies Europèennes et l'époque ders principales découvertes.

      1854 - Paris: Veuve Turgis, 1854. Original colour. Steel engraving. 660 x 880mm. Excellent condition with wide margins. Large, detailed map of the world, published in the middle of the 19th century. It shows the latest discoveries in Antarctica and geological features including the Rocky Mountains and the mythical 'Mountains of Kong', with vignettes of fishing and whale hunting. Under the maps are comparative tables of mountain heights and a map of the distribution of the races.

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        Pictures of Life & Character From the Collection of Mr. Punch, Complete in 5 Series /Volumes.

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1854 - 1st Series, 94 pages (inc. Title page dated 1854) + 2 page index; . Second series 96 pages (inc. Title page dated 1857) ; . Third series 94 pages (inc. Title page dated 1860) + 2 page index; . Forth series + 96 pages (inc. Title page dated 1863) ; . Fifth series Title page (dated 1869) + 94 pages (inc. Half Title page ) + page ads; Rear, 5 (the 5 original front covers for each series). De-luxe Quarter leather hardback, Good condition with rubbing to front/rear cover & edges, minor damage front, 5 section leather spine with gilt embossed title & fleurs-de-lys in very good condition. Contents Good, 95% very good, clean & tight, no inscriptions, noticed 5 edge tears, a few corner folds, a few minor finger stains. The five original front covers which are usually missing from bound volumes, that are here inserted to rear are in fair/poor condition only. No inscriptions, inside front cover is the original owners decorative bookplate of Robert Clayton Swan within his coat-of-arms, all gilt edges. Originally appeared scattered within the famous Punch Magazine over about 15 years. Full of 1000’s of titled illustrations that include all types of English life, The Great Exhibition 1851, social & military life, dress of the day including top hats, flat hats, flowing dresses etc., habits, behaviour, work, play, entertainment, amusements, hunting, racing, fishing, cricket, golf, shooting boating, children, inns / taverns, clubs & organizations, canoeing, railroads, horses, opera, parties & balls, chess, farming, business, law, soldiers, husbandry, coaching, education, home life, social life, games, politics, including all types of upper & lower classes, and so much more. Pictures of Life & Character, published in five series from 1854 to 1869, show the genius of Leech (who studied with George Cruikshank). Size: 32 x 47cm Approx Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The North American Sylva; or a description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia + The North American Sylva … not described in the work of F Andrew Michaux, and containing all forest trees discovered in the Rocky Mountains, the territory of Oregon, etc , in 6 volumes, complete

      Philadelphia: Robert P. Smith, 1854. First combined edition, later printing.. Faint crack to outer joint of first volume by Michaux professionally repaired, all text pages and hand-colored plates are very bright; a remarkably clean and beautiful copy in fine condition in a very elegant original binding.. Pp. (1), 123; (1), 128; (1), 143; xii, 136; (1), 123; with 277 fine hand-colored plates (both engravings and lithographs) each with a tissue guard. Publisher's uniform dark green morocco leather, spine with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in two compartments, covers have borders rules in blind and a large gilt-stamped botany device on both the front and rear covers, all board edges have a gilt strip, lineal gilt turn-ins border the antique marbled endpapers, all page edges in gilt, lg 8vo (10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches). From the library of naturalist J. J. Disewell with his signature dated 1854 on the front endpaper of several volumes. The first volume of Michaux covers pines and firs, walnut and hickories, the second volume presents 20 different oaks, with maples, birches, beeches, chestnuts, and nyssas among other groups, and the third volume documents the magnolias along with ribinias, the tulip tree, the catalpa and others. The three Nuttall volumes covers some tree left out of Michaux as well adding new descriptions of trees from Oregon, California and the Rocky Mountains where Michaux did not explore and collect (from 'An Oak Spring Sylva', p. 67-69). The first combined edition of Michaux and Nuttall was completed in 1849, just five years before this current issue was published. Sabin commented on the combined edition: "Of the two works united, it is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty, giving descriptions and illustrations of all the forest trees of North America, from the arctic limits of arborescent vegetation to the confines of the tropical circle." See also Stafleu and Cowan 5966 and Great Flower Books (1990), p. 120.

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        Emaux et camées EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Eugène Didier, 1854. Fine. Eugène Didier, Paris 1854, 10x15cm, broché. - First edition on current paper. Some small minor foxing. Nice copy in its original binding, scarce as it was issued. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Agréable exemplaire dans son brochage d´origine, rare tel que paru.

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        A SERIES OF EIGHT SKETCHES IN COLOUR

      London: Day and Son. Portfolio in custom-made case of eight full colour lithographs. 1854. 1st edition. Arctic Bibliography 3477. Sabin 76. . Cresswell (1827-1867) was a Royal Navy officer and, technically, the first naval officer to cross the entire Northwest Passage. He joined the Navy in 1842 and served in the China seas and assisted Sir Thomas John Cochrane's expedition to Brunei. Under Sir James Clark Ross, he participated in the 1848-49 Franklin expedition rescue efforts, during which he painted vivid scenes depicting the life of the crew amongst the ice floes and northern terrain. In 1849, Cresswell was appointed second lieutennt and ship's artist aboard HMS Investigator under Robert McClure, which had been directed to search for the Northwest Passage. His ship became ice-bound from September, 1851, to the spring of 1853, during which ordeal Cresswell painted the scenes represented in these magnificent lithographs. Upon his return to England, in the autumn of 1853, Cresswell arranged for his paintings to be transferred to lithographs, which were published in May, of 1854. Each measures 41 x 56 cms and is captioned in the bottom margin. All lithographs have traces of marginal soiling, but it is not untoward. Lithograph I has a small stain to the lower left margin. Lithograph II has a tiny depression to the left margin and a small crease to the right margin. Lithographs III, IV, V and VIII, have closed tears to the bottom margins. Lithographs V and VIII have small closed tears to the right margin. The custom-made portfolio is bound in half leather over navy blue cloth and shows some wear but is still quite serviceable. The chart, originally issued with the lithographs, is absent. .

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        Grandmamma Easy's Pretty Stories about the Camel.

      [London], Dean & Co., [1854]. - Large 8vo. (16) pp. (including original illustrated wrappers; 6 leaves printed on one side only). With 8 hand-coloured woodcut illustrations and a woodcut tailpiece. Sewn. Children's book about the various types of camels, their habits and uses, issued within the series of "Grandmamma Easy's new pictorial colored toy books". Includes pictures of a Bedouin camp, a desert caravan, the Holy Camel bearing the Qur'an on the pilgrimage to Mecca, a camel fight, and a two-humped camel exhibited on the streets of London. - Sewn with large stitches; tear to front cover mended by stiching; slight edge defects. Rare. OCLC 16800959. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Turkey; its History and Progress:

      London: Hurst and Blackett,, 1854. from the Journals and Correspondence of Sir James Porter, Fifteen Years Ambassador at Constantinople; continued to the Present Time, with a Memopir of Sir James Porter, by his Grandson … 2 volumes octavo. Original green morocco-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, elaborate blind panelling to both boards, Porter's arms gilt to the front boards, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece to each. Lightly rubbed, the spines tanned, frontispieces and title pages foxed, light toning, otherwise a very good set. First edition. "Includes Porter's unpublished journals and his very interesting papers and correspondence; volume II contains Larpent's work on the progress of reform in Turkey, much of it based on Ubicini's Lettres sur la Turquie (1851-4)" (Atabey). Porter, (1710?-1776), met Lord Carteret through a mutual friend, and was "employed by him on several secret commercial missions to the continent … In 1741 he was sent to Vienna to assist Sir Thomas Robinson in the negotiations between Austria and Prussia; he returned the following year to Vienna on a special mission to Maria Theresa" (ODNB). He appointed ambassador at Constantinople in 1746 and remained in the post until 1762, winning praise from Sir William Jones for protecting Britain's mercantile interests in the Ottoman empire. On his retirement in he devoted himself to scientific and literary pursuits, but being forced to decline the nomination for the presidency in 1768 "not feeling himself of sufficient consequence or rich enough to live in such a style as he conceived that the president of such a society should maintain".

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        Die Nibelungen Große Oper in 5 Acten von E[duard] Gerber... Vollst[ändiger] Klavierauszug mit Text 7 1/2 Thlr. [Piano-vocal score]

      Berlin: Ed. Bote & G. Bock [PN B. & B. 3100]. [ca. 1854]. Folio. Newly bound in quarter black morocco with spine in decorative compartments gilt. 1f. (title with pictorial illustration to head), 1f. (printed dedication to Charles-Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar), [xii] (passages from Nibelungenlied and libretto), [i] (cast list), [ii]- [iii] (contents), 2-170, [ii] (blank) pp. Title, dedication, and passages from the Nibelungenlied lithographed; cast list, contents, and music engraved. The six leaves of Nibelungenlied excerpts and libretto are printed on a different, finer paper. Printer's note to lower right corner of final page of music: "Stich und Druck von Ed. Bote u: G. Bock, Berlin." Publisher's blindstamp to foot of title. The title also advertises a full score, a part set, a piano-vocal score with four-hands accompaniment, a piano reduction without vocal parts, and editions of the overture for orchestra, piano solo, and piano four-hands. Except for the two piano reductions of the overture, only the present piano-vocal score is listed with a price. Signature dated May 20, 1874 to title; one word of text underlay ("Lüsten") underlined in red crayon on p. 100. Browning to edges (especially the six Niebelungenlied excerpts and libreetto) and slightly to moderately foxed. A very good copy overall. . First (and only) Edition. Quite rare (2 copies in the U.S. only, at UC Berkeley and Riverside). "His Die Nibelungen (1854), by far the most successful of his operas, is based on the medieval Nibelungenlied, a source approached by Wagner when sketching the Ring cycle, and uses an ambitious scheme of reminiscence motifs ?- which may also reflect the influence of Liszt, who conducted the opera?'s première at Weimar." Adelyn Peck Leverett and Christopher Fifield in Grove online

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        Oeuvres illustrées... Dessins par Tony et Alfred Johanot, Staal, Pauquet, Etc

      Paris: Vialat et Cie.. 1854[-1857]. 12 volumes bound in 6. Large quarto. Quarter mid-tan leather with raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling and numbering gilt. With steel engravings illustrating various scenes throughout. Vol. 1: Piquillo Alliaga. 395 pp. Vol. 2: Carlo Brosci; La Prix de la Vie; La Maitresse Anonyme; La Conversion; Le Jeune Docteur; Maurice; Judith; Un Ministre sous Louis XV; Le Tête-a-Tête; Le Roi de Carreau; Potemkin; Le Mariage d'Argent; Les Inconsolables; La Passion Secrète; La Grand'Mère; Rodolphe; Le Haine d'une Femme; Vatel. 320 pp. Vol. 3: Adrienne Lecouvreur; Les Contes de la Reine de Navarre; La Colomnie; L'Ambitieux; Le Café des Variétés; Bertrand et Raton; La Camaraderie; Le Verre d'Eau; Le Menteur Véridique; Les Grisettes; Le Valet de son Rival; Le Parrain; Dix Ans de la Vie d'une Femme; Valérie; Les Indépendents. 320 pp. Vol. 4: Avant, Pendant et Après; Le Charlatanisme; La Bohémienne; Les Adieux au Comptoir; Japhet; Le Bal Champêtre; La Jarretière de la Mariée; La Mansarde des Artistes; Les Premières Amours; Le Coiffeur et le Perruquier; Le Plus Beau Jour de la Vie; Le Charge a Payer; Le Baiser au Porteur; L'Héritiere; Le Chateau de la Poularde; Farinelli; La Lune de Miel; La Demoiselle a Marier; Le Diplomate; Le Mariage de Raison; Le Marraine; Coraly; Le Solliciteur; Malvina; Madame de Sainte-Agnès. 320 pp. Vol. 5: Le Vieux Mari; Yelva; La Chatte; Les Deux Precepteurs; Simple Histoire; Théobald; L'Oncle d'Amérique; Les Deux Maris; Les Moralistes; La Belle Mère; Le Médecin de Dames; Aventures et Voyages du Petit Jonas; Une Visite a Bedlam; Les Élèves du Conservatoire; La Volière de Frère Philippe; La Manie des Places; Le Mystificateur; La Quarantaine; Caroline; L'Ennui; Les Manteaux; Les Empiriques d'Autrefois; L'Ambassadeur; La Somnambule; Frontin Mari-Garçon; Le Secrétaire et le Cuisinier; Le Colonel. 319, [i] (blank) pp. Vol. 6: Une Chaine; La Protégée sans le Savoir; Le Confident; Oscar; Le Fou de Péronne; Une Nuit de la Garde Nationale; L'Auberge; Le Puff; La Petite Soeur; Le Mariage Enfantin; Le Ménage de Garçon; Partie et Revanche; Bataille de Dames; L'Artiste; Michel et Christine; Philibert Marié; Mémoires d'un Colonel de Hussards; Le Nouveau Pourceaugnac; La Demoiselle et la Dame; Le Combat des Montagnes; L'Intérieur de L'Étude; Geneviève. 319, [i] (blank) pp. Vol. 7 [almost exclusively opera libretti]: Les Huguenots; La Xacarilla; La Muette de Portici; Le Comte Ory; Guido et Ginevra; Le Lac des Fées; Le Philtre; Les Martyrs; Robert-Le- Diable; Le Serment; La Juive; Le Fils de Cromwell; Les Diamants de la Couronne; Ne Touchez Pas a la Reine; Giralda; Concert a la Cour; La Dame de Pique; La Chambre a Coucher. 320 pp. Vol. 8 [opera libretti]: Le Prophète; L'Enfant Prodigue; Ali-Baba; Gustave III; Le Dieu et la Bayadère; La Part du Diable; La Sirène; Le Domino Noir; Haÿdée; La Dame Blanche; Lestocq; Les Treize; La Reine d'un Jour; Le Chalet; Actéon. 320 pp. Vol. 9: Le Vieux Garçon et la Petite Fille; Jeanne et Jeanneton; Irène; Le Petit Dragon; O Amitié!... ; La Vengeance Italienne; Le Témoin; Les Eaux du Mont-Dor; Une Femme Qui Se Jette par la Fenêtre; L'Ours et le Pacha; La Grande Aventure; Héloise et Abailard; L'Écarté; Le Moulin de Javelle; Le Bon Papa; Camilla; Le Lorgnon; Les Malheurs d'un Amant Heureux; Le Gastronome sans Argent; Estelle; Les Trois Maitresses. 320 pp. Vol. 10: Salvoisy; La Chanoinesse; Toujours; Être Aimé ou Mourir; Le Gardien; Jeune et Vieille; L'Avare en Goguettes; Louise; Une Faute; La Loge du Portier; La Maitresse au Logis; Un Dernier Jour de Fortune; Zoé; Le Budget d'un Jeune Ménage; L'Intérieur d'un Bureau; La Pension Bourgeoise; La Famille du Baron; Le Quaker et la Danseuse; La Seconde Année; Le Savant; Philippe; Les Héritiers de Crac. 318, 1f. (blank) pp. Vol. 11 [including opera libretti]: Zanetta; La Marquise de Brinvilliers; La Vieille; L'Ambassadrice; Le Cheval de Bronze; Les Deux Nuits; Léocadie; La Médecine sans Médecin; Fra-Diavolo; la Fiancée; La Neige; Le Maçon; Fiorella; Leicester; La Favorite; Le Soprano; Le Chaperon; La Famille Riquebourg; Le Comte Ory. 320 pp. Vol. 12 [including opera libretti]: La Fée aux Roses; La Charbonnière; La Nuit de Noël; La Chanteuse Voilée; Le Puits d'Amour; Les Surprises; Didier L'Honnête Homme; Maitre Jean; Le Juif Errant; Dom Sébastien Roi de Portugal; La Barcarolle; Cagliostro; D'Aranda; L'Image; Le Guitarrero; Babiole et Joblot; Rebecca; Discours de Réception a l'Académie Française Prononcé dans la Séance du 28 Janvier 1836. 320 pp. Slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; head of spine slightly chipped; some hinges split. Minor foxing and browning throughout; occasional creasing; some signatures partially detached. Title to Vol. 1 only. . Includes libretti for operas by Adam, Auber, Balfe, Berton, Blangini, Boieldieu, Carafa, Cherubini, Donizetti, Fétis, Halévy, Hérole, Marliani, Massé, Meyerbeer, Paer, Rebel and Rossini. Eugène Scribe (1791-1861) was one of the most important––and prolific––dramatists of his time. He provided libretti for over 30 composers, including Auber, Meyerbeer, Rossini, and Verdi. Meyerbeer described his libretti as "tailor-made for the music, full of dramatic, emotional and also merry situations" that contained "excellent parts" for the available singers. Herbert Schneider in Grove online Complete sets are very scarce.

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        Taschen Album für Wanderer des Thüringer Waldes in Wort und Bildern. Eine Burschenfahrt.

      Langensalza, Hermann Beyer, 1854.. Kl. 8° VI, 114 S. Mit 24 davon (1 gefalt.), getönten lithogr. Ansichten. Hln., goldgeprägt. Einband berieben, Ecken bestossen. Papier tlw. wasserrandig u. stockfleckig.. Mit Ansichten von: Burgen Gleichen, Schepfenthal, Reinhardsbrunn, Friedrichroda, Candelaber, Wartburg, Drusenthal, Ruine Liebenstein, Wilhelmsthal, Ruhla, Panorama v. Thür. Walde, Waltershausen, Tenneberg, Tabarzer Grund, Schwarzburg, Paulinzelle, Elgersburg, Spitze des Schneekopfs, Thorstein, Lauchagrund, Bärenbruchstein, Tanzbuche, Spitze des Inselberges. Holzmann- Bohatta V,8741.

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        Vida y martirio del Beato Andrés Bobola, de la Compañía de Jesús. Escrita en italiano por..., y traducida al castellano por otro Sacerdote de la misma Compañía

      Madrid, Impenta de "El Católico", a cargo de Don José M. Cañada, 1854. 4to.; VII-198 pp., 1 h. y una lámina litografiada por F. Kraus Encuadernación en media piel, de época.

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        La Sigea. Novela original

      Madrid, Anselmo Santa Coloma Editor, 1854. Dos tomos en un volúmen en 8vo.; 186 pp., 1 h. y 169 pp., 6 hs. Encuadernación de época en media piel.

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        Colton's Map of the United States of America

      1854. SMITH, John Calvin.Colton's Map of the United States of America.New York: J.H. Colton (Sherman & Smith), 1854.1854 edition of Colton?'s landmark steel-engraved wall map of the United States. The manuscript cover label reads, ?"This map hung on the dining room wall of Schuyler Cottage at Nevis —— , N.Y. The U.S. & Confederate forces— advances & retreats marked by rows of red and black headed pins.?""Beginning with large wall maps of the United States in 1847, Joseph H. and George W. Colton expanded their operations to include gazetteers and atlases" (Schwartz & Ehrenberg, 273). This large hand-colored steel-engraved wall map is representative of the Colton firm's reputation for producing "the best grade of geographical publications and the most extensive house in America for many years for the manufacture of maps of every kind, atlases, [and] school geographies" (Ristow, 315). It was the Coltons' practice to purchase the copyrights to existing maps, rather than produce the maps themselves. First published by Colton in 1853, this wall map of the United States, a revised version of John Calvin Smith's 1843 map (which in turn relied upon Arrowsmith for the American West), also shows parts of Canada and "a large portion of Texas." Colton probably met Smith though the engraver Samuel Stiles, who provided work to both Smith and Colton. Smith was a charter member of the American Geographical and Statistical Society, the organizational meeting of which in 1851 took place in the rooms of New York map publisher John Disturnell, whose seller's stamp appears on the title cartouche of this particular copy. Smith's map shows township lines and state and county capitols according to the latest U.S. surveys, as well as "lands allotted to the Indian Tribes west of the Mississippi," and "various internal improvements… compiled from surveys and various other authentic sources." Florida and North America appear in separate insets. "Indian Territory and the Great American Desert occupy most of the plains country… Commercial cartographers really had very little to go by in the western area, chiefly Lewis and Clark, Pike, Long, and the Fremont of 1843" (Wheat II, 183-84). The wide ornamental border is decorated with 14 vignettes depicting cityscapes of the country's major cities. At the top is a large engraving of the American eagle, surrounded by 26 stars each containing a state seal, with stars for Wisconsin and Iowa emerging from the background. Railroads are outlined in red, canals in blue. Also indicated is the survey grid-work for the U.S. Land Office Survey. A note following the key states, "when surveyed, the lands are offered for sale at public auction, but cannot be disposed of at a less price of one dollar and a quarter per acre."Ristow, 318. See Wheat 471; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, 273.An extraordinary cartographic production in fine condition, with intriguing Civil War association.

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        Shooting in the Himalayas

      London: Richard Bentley, 1854. First . Hardcover. VG+ to near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 375 pp, 8 tinted lithographic plates. 15 woodcut ill. Fold out map. Ovis ammon, ibex, blue sheep and bear. Mentioned and praised by Theodore Roosevelt in his Booklover's Holiday, this is a cornerstone book in any Asian collection. Original deco stamped cloth binding. Gilt ibex head on front cover, gilt scene on rear and gilt spine. New endpapers. This book is scarce but rare in this condition.

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        [Op. 52]. Tristesse au jardin (Laurent Tailhade). Autograph musical manuscript signed

      Folio (ca. 350 x 267 mm.). Half dark red morocco with marbled boards, "Florent Schmitt - Manuscrit" gilt to spine, marbled endpapers. [1] title, [2]-[14] manuscript music numbered I-XI, with pp. X-XI repeated, and X-bis crossed out. Notated in black and purple ink on 20-stave paper with "H. Lard Esnault Ed. Bellamy Sr. Paris" blindstamped at inner margins. Set for voice and piano: "Le doux rêve que tu nias, je l'ai su retrouver parmi les lis et les pétunias... Voici que par les allées meurent les blanches azalées." With text by the French satirical poet, Laurent Tailhade (1854- 1919), excerpted from "Vitraux" in Poèmes élégiaques (1907). First page of music with Schmitt's autograph signature and dedication "à Madame de Saint-Marceaux." Page XI-bis initialed "F.P." and dated "1er au 2 mars [18]97 à une heure vague de la nuit." Occasional erasures and corrections, most often in purple ink, in the composer's hand. Each page guarded at inner margin; occasional light soiling, staining, and browning to edges; final measure of p. II slightly blurred at "diminuez"; dedication partially erased. An attractive manuscript. . The complete manuscript of the unpublished original version for voice and piano, with some signficant differences from the later version for piano and orchestra (1908), first published (in piano reduction) by A. Zunz Mathot in 1910. The autograph of the orchestral version is at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. On March 13, 1909 the Société Nationale de Musique presented a program of eight orchestral works, all of which were being heard for the first time. Of Tristesse, the fifth work, Ravel opined: "Amid all this, Schmitt seemed like an intruder, with his noble inspiration and musical line, his sumptuous and delicate orchestration: everything that the others lacked... " (Letter to Cipa Godebski, dated March 14, 1909). Ravel and Schmitt were lifelong friends. Orenstein, "A Ravel Reader," 103-104. The original dedicatee, Marguerite de Saint-Marceaux (1850-1930; née Jourdain), was the wife of the sculptor René de Saint-Marceaux, and hostess of a famed Parisian music salon frequented by Ravel, Debussy, and other composers. Schmitt dedicated the published version of Tristesse to Madame Jane Engel-Bathori (1877-1970), a noted French mezzo-soprano. "In a time when many composers embraced Impressionism, [Schmitt's] music, albeit influenced by Debussy, was admired for its energy, dynamism, grandeur, and virility, for its union of French clarity and German strength... Schmitt was considered a pioneer during his lifetime, rejected by some and embraced by others for a style that influenced and helped prepare for later innovations by Stravinsky, Ravel, Honegger and Roussel." Jann Pasler and Jerry Rife in Grove Music Online.

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        Memoirs and Correspondence of Major-General Sir William Nott

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers,, 1854. Commander of the Army of Candahar, and Envoy at the Court of the King of Oude. Edited at the Request of Sir William Nott's Daughters, Letitia Nott and Charlotte Bower, from Documents in their Exclusive Possession. 2 volumes octavo. Original red linen-grained cloth, title gilt to the spines, blind panelling with large laurel wreath centre-tool to all boards, cream surface-paper endpapers. Engraved frontispiece to each, portrait to volume I, a view of the fortress at Ghuzni to volume II. Lightly rubbed and soiled, crumpled head and tail of the spines, frontispiece to volume I browned as usual, that to volume II lightly foxed, light toning throughout, a very good set. First edition. An uncommon memoir, and an important source for the First Afghan War. Nott was commissioned as ensign in the East India Company's army in 1800, and posted to the 20th Bengal Native Infantry, serving with them in the expedition to the west coast of Sumatra in 1805. From 1811 until 1825 he served as "superintendent of native pensions and paymaster of family pensions at Barrackpore", but after leave in England returned to India to take command of the 20th NI and despite having "been so long in a semi-military post, he brought his regiment into such a state of efficiency that his services were required to do the same for other regiments. He commanded a succession of native infantry regiments and on 1 December 1829 was promoted colonel" (ODNB). During the First Afghan War Nott commanded the troops at Kandahar and Quetta, sending out "small successful expeditions from both locales against rebellious tribes" (Riddick, Who was Who); and in 1842 was placed in command of "all the troops in Lower Afghanistan and Sindh, and of the political officers there". His operations in defence of Kandahar, and in relief of Kabul were rewarded by his appointment to the residency and Lucknow with the title of envoy to the king of Oudh; and the presentation of "a valuable sword in the name of the British government" by Lord Ellenborough, who told Wellington that he considered Nott to be superior to all the other generals: "Ellenborough was right. Despite his cantankerous nature Nott was by far the best general in the Anglo-Afghan War. He was also a protagonist of the sepoy, whom he compared favourably with the British soldier." In 1844 he was created GCB, voted an annuity of £1000 by the directors of the Company, and granted the freedom of the City of London. He died aged 63 on New Years' Day 1845. Title pages with ownership inscriptions of Robert Archibald Trotter, late 43rd Native Infantry, who commanded a company in the defence of Kalat-i-Ghilzai. Trotter was promoted captain in 1853, retired 1862. A bright clean copy, unusual in the original cloth, and with an attractive provenance.

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        Zeitgenössische Federlithographie (Halbfigur sitzend im Morgenrock) von W. Klimt nach einer verschollenen Bleistiftzeichnung von Eduard Ratti (1851) aus "Nationalkalender für alle Kronländer der k. k. österreichischen Monarchie".

      Leitmeritz C W Medau 1854 - Bildformat 14 x 12 cm, Gesamtgröße 25 x 18 cm. Schwarz 22; Ausstellungskatalog Historisches Museum Wien 2002, Nr. 144.

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        Attractive Document Signed as U.S. Consul in Liverpool, England, to which Nathaniel Hawthorne was appointed by President Franklin Pierce, his close friend from college and the subject of his 1852 presidential campaign biography

      Liverpool, England, February 2, 1854. 7" x 8". "Partly Printed Document Signed, ""N Hawthorne"" as Consul of the United States for the Port of Liverpool, 1p, 7"" x 8"". Liverpool, England, February 24, 1854. Completed in manuscript. Two blind embossed seals affixed with red wax at upper and lower left, one with narrow ribbon attached. Eagle vignette at top. Mounting remnants on verso at corners with faint show-through. Fine condition. ""I, the undersigned Consul of the United States of America, for the port of Liverpool and its dependencies, do certify and make known to whom these presents shall come, that Samuel Pearce before whom the annexed affidavit of John Johnston hath made ... Vice Consul duly authorised to administer Oaths and Affirmations; that the deponent is in my opinion worthy of credit and qualified to verify the annexed Invoice; and that the said affidavit was administered in the presence of Henry Artin. Given from under my Hand and Seal of Office at Liverpool, the 24th day of February and year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-four."" Affidavit not present. On March 23, 1853, President Franklin Pierce sent to the Senate his nomination of Nathaniel Hawthorne, of Massachusetts, to be consul of the United States at Liverpool."" Hawthorne's nomination was confirmed three days later. Pierce and Hawthorne had been friends since their college days at Bowdoin in Brunswick, Maine. In fact, in 1821, on the way to Bowdoin, at the stage stop in Portland, Maine, Hawthorne first met Pierce and the two became fast friends. In 1852, Hawthorne wrote Pierce's presidential campaign biography. He served as Consul in Liverpool until 1857. Hawthorne and his family toured France and Italy before returning to their home in Concord, New Hampshire, in 1860."

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        Les filles du feu EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: D Giraud et Dagneau, 1854. Fine. D Giraud et Dagneau, Paris 1854, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Rare and sought Edition. Binding half calf navy, back smoothes decorated with gilded nets and dotted, golden lace top and bottom, paper boards in the tub, and contreplats guards marbled paper, strictly Contemporary binding. Notebooks free of freckles which is rarely found. Superb copy established in elegant binding time exceptional conditions for this title. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale rare et recherchée. Reliure en demi veau bleu marine, dos lisse orné de filets et pointillés dorés, dentelles dorées en tête et en pied, plats de papier à la cuve, contreplats et gardes de papier jaspé, reliure strictement de l'époque. Cahiers exempts de rousseur ce qui se rencontre rarement. Superbe exemplaire établi en élégante reliure du temps, condition exceptionnelle pour ce titre.  

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        Philosophical Works. Including all the essays, and exhibiting the more important alterations and corrections in the successive editions published by the author

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1854 First American edition, reprinted from the Edinburgh 1826 edition, the first uniform edition of Hume's works which also includes Hume's "My Own Life," a letter from Adam Smith, material on the Rousseau controversy, etc. Recent quarter calf over marbled boards. Gilt spine, tooled in compartments, burgundy and green morocco labels. Marbled edges, new endpapers. . Four volumes, octavo. Engraved portrait after Ramsey by H.W. Smith. A very good copy. Jessop, p. 8.

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        Sammlung von 100 Abschriften, Reinschriften, Matrizenabzügen u. a. mit Bezug auf Goethe sowie Abschriften und Auszüge aus seinen Werken.

      Verschiedene Orte, 1808–1854. - Zusammen rund 490 SS. auf 411 Bll. Verschiedene Formate. Wie am Vorderdeckel der marmorierten Halbledermappe (in der die Schriftstücke aufbewahrt werden) auf einem zeitgenossisch montierten Schildchen vermerkt, stammen die vorliegenden Schriftstücke (mehrheitlich) „aus [der] alten Weimarischen Zeit vor 1830" und aus dem Nachlaß von Friedrich von Müller; „einige [Hand]schriften von Goethe", wie weiters notiert ist, sind hingegen nicht darin enthalten. Zweifelsohne aber stammen einige der Abschriften aus Werken Goethes aus der Hand Friedrich Müllers, andere möglicherweise auch a. d. H. der mit Goethe befreundeten Malerin Julie Gräfin von Egloffstein (1792–1869, der Hofdame von Erbherzogin Anna Amalia), der zahlreiche Gedichte gewidmet sind; manche der Widmungen bzw. Gedichte liegen als Faksimile vor, manche als Abschriften. Weitere Widmungsträger sind etwa Prinzessin Zeneide Volkonksky, Marie Szymanowska, Casimira Waldschek, Auguste Gräfin von Egloffstein und Line Gräfin von Egloffstein, Gräfin Rapp, Caecilie von Türkheim sowie eine Jenny und eine Kitty. Manche der Widmungen sind möglicherweise unveröffentlicht. – Beiliegend vier Drucke. – Detaillierte Verlistung auf Anfrage.

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        Memoirs and Correspondence of Major-General Sir William Nott, G.C.B.: Commander of the Army of Candahar, and Envoy at the Court of the King of Oude.

      London: Hurst and Blackett 1854 - A very good set bound in 20th century half calf, marbled boards. A few pages lightly age-toned. First edition Two volumes, pp.viii, 488, frontis portrait; [iv], 450.

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        The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta

      Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston. First American Edition.. Excellent condition. Name of preowner on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this condition ! This is NOT a former library copy !. First American Edition. Philadelphia, Lindsay and Blakiston, 1854. Large Octavo. XVI, 710 pages. Hardcover. Spectacular recent full calf binding by the worlds best bookbindery, George Bayntun in Bath. With gilt lettering and ornament on spine and a beautifully gilted spinelabel this should be in every cardiologists library. Excellent condition. Name of preowner on titlepage. Extremely Rare in this condition ! This is NOT a former library copy ! William Stokes (1 October 1804 ?- 10 January 1878) was an Irish physician, who was Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Dublin. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with an MD in 1825 later returning the practice in Dublin at Meath Hospital. he went on to create two important works on cardiac and pulmonary diseases ?- A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest (1837) and The Diseases of the Heart and Aorta (1854) ?- as well as one of the first treatises on the use of the stethoscope. He emphasised the importance of clinical examination in forming diagnoses, and of ward-based learning for students of medicine. Both Cheyne?-Stokes breathing (the alternation of apnoea with tachypnoea) and Stokes?-Adams syndrome are named after him. Stokes' sign is a severe throbbing in the abdomen, at the right of the umbilicus, in acute enteritis. Stokes law is that a muscle situated above an inflamed membrane is often affected with paralysis. In 1858 he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In June 1861 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society as: "The Author of A work on the Diseases of the Lungs, and of a work on the Diseases of the Heart and Aorta ?- and of other contributions to Pathological Science. Eminent as a Physician". He was elected President of the Royal Irish Academy for 1874?-76. His son, Whitley Stokes, was a notable lawyer and Celtic scholar, his daughter Margaret Stokes an archaeologist and writer. (Wikipedia)

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        Grains de mil EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris|& Genève: Joël Cherbuliez, 1854. Fine. Joël Cherbuliez, Paris & Genève 1854, 13x20cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in half cloth sienna, flat spine decorated with gilt fillets, marbled paper plates, small rips on the cuts, contemporary binding. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author. Few minor foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi toile terre de Sienne, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, plats de papier marbré, petits accrocs sur les coupes, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de Henri-Frédéric Amiel. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité.

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        Fiends, Ghosts and Sprites. Inclusing an account of the origin and nature of belief in the supernatural.

      London: Richard Bentley. 1854 - FIRST PARLOUR BOOK CASE EDITION. Octavo, pp. 276. Bound in publisher's embossed green cloth, titled and decorated in gilt to spine, top edge and fore-edge deckled. Minor sunning to extremities, with some light bumping and faint shelfwear, endcaps pushed, cloth is slightly parted at top spine joint of front board, textblock shaken in the case, with gauze-cloth joints showing to inside gutters. Spine sunned to a paler green, gilt tooling remains bright, blind decoration to covers is attractive. Ink ownership to front pastedown, internally clean with minor light spotting in some places. A detailed and fluent examination of the nature of superstition and belief in the uncanny, with numerous anecdotes and attempted interpretations. Scarce and interesting. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les anges de la famille ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Bonneville, 1854. Fine. Bonneville, Paris 1854, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Second edition. Binding half sheepskin eggplant, flat spine decorated with golden dots and nets cold and golden double boxes decorated with golden, bowed slightly higher caps, flat marbled paper, two mishaps on the cuts, guards and contreplats of arabesques handmade paper, contemporary binding. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author. Illustrated book two inset figures. Mainly marginal foxing few. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Deuxième édition. Reliure en demi basane aubergine, dos lisse orné de pointillés dorés et de filets à froid ainsi que de doubles caissons dorés agrémentés d'arabesques dorées, coiffes supérieures légèrement frottées, plats de papier marbré, deux légers accrocs sur les coupes, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de Marceline Desbordes-Valmore. Ouvrage illustré de deux figures hors-texte. Quelques petites rousseurs essentiellement marginales.

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        Memorial de Fribourg. Recueil periodique. En 6 volumes.

      Fribourg, Joseph-Louis Piller, 1854-1859,. in-8°, environ 2800 pages, 1 planche lithographiee, reliures en beau papier marbre 'Annonay' blanc et noir, etiquette en papier au dos, tres bel ensemble.. Rempli de curiosites et d'histoires sur le canton et le diocese de Lausanne, antiquites, chroniques (e.a. d'Everdes et de Vuippens), glanures, des courses historiques (e.a. des environs de Berne a Montbovon), la paroisse de Villarepos (ou l'eglise se construit de 1572 a 1584, rasee en 1985, sous les yeux des contestataires), la planche lithographiee montre les 'Antiquites de Tronchebelon a Riaz'.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851

      1854. CRYSTAL PALACE EXHIBITION - 1851. Dickinson's Comprehensive Pictures of the Great Exhibition of 1851, From the Originals Painted for H.R.H. Prince Albert. By Mssrs. Nash, Haghe, and Roberts, R.A. Published Under Express Sanction of His Royal Highness Prince Albert, President of the Royal Commission, To Whom the Work is, by Permission, Dedicated. Two volumes in one. [52] ff. Illustrated with 55 chromolithographs with very fine hand- finishing after Joseph Nash, Louis Haghe and David Roberts. Large folio, 578 x 420 mm, bound in contemporary English half morocco. a.e.g. London: Dickinson, Brothers, Her Majesty's Publishers, 1854. |~||~||~||~||~| A stunning visual tour through the Great Exhibition of 1851. This deluxe edition was created to commemorate the 1851 exhibition in the Crystal Palace. Great Britain's Prince Albert proposed a trade exhibition like no other before it, truly international, with the work of nearly 14,000 exhibitors from twenty-six nations to be on view. To house such an event, Joseph Paxton (1803-1865) designed a new type of building, using the latest in cast-iron and glass technology. Sited in London's Hyde Park, Paxton's landmark structure, the Crystal Palace, was 1848 feet long by 408 feet wide, was visited by more than six million people in the exhibition's five months. Public feeling for the temporary building was so strong that it was re-erected in South London, in enlarged form, the year that these volumes appeared. A fire destroyed the rebuilt Crystal Palace in 1936. "Dickinson's Compre-hensive Pictures document the pomp and ritual in this resplendent space, and the exhibits' from European bourgeois furnishings and modern machinery to an Arab tent from Tunis, draped with leopard and lion skins" (Jewels in Her Crown: Treasures of Columbia University Libraries Special Collections, No. 66). Most copies have long ago been dismembered for their decorative plates. Abbey, Scenery 251. Royal Library at Windsor, Catalogue of Exhibitions of British Coloured Books 1738-1898, p. 94. Friedman, Color Printing in England 1486-1870, No. 161.

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        Wanderungen zwischen Hudson und Mississippi 1851 und 1852. 1-2.

      - Stuttgart und Tübingen, J. G. Cotta?scher Verlag, 1854. 8vo. (5),+ (blank),+ 390; (5),+ (blank),+ 381 pp. Uncut and partly unopened, in contemporary half calf, gilt spine and marbled boards. From the library of Ericsberg, with the book plate of Ericsberg. Lacks part-titles: (Reisen und Länderbeschreibungen der älteren und neuesten Zeit. Band. 39-40). Sabin 9520. Carlander III, 564ff. Fine copy of the first edition. Descriptons of Busch?s journeys in the western states and the Mississippi Valley, especially in Cincinnati and the Ohio River towns. It also contains a chapter on life among the Shakers and the Mormons. Moritz Busch (1821-99) immigrated to the United States after being disappointed by the 1848-revolution in Europe, but he returned in 1853. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE CANADIAN JOURNAL, A REPERTORY OF INDUSTRY, SCIENCE, AND ART; AND A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CANADIAN INSTITUTE

      Toronto: Maclear & Co., [1854].. 73-96pp. Illus. Folio. Original printed wrappers. Minor edge wear, else fine. Unopened. An exceedingly rare periodical containing "Fate of Sir John Franklin. Dr. Rae's Letter to Sir George Simpson. York Factory, 4th August, 1854." Rae's correspondence includes a list of found or recovered items once belonging to the lost Franklin party. Further, it contains this chilling passage: "From the mutilated state of many of the corpses, and the contents of the kettles, it is evident that our miserable countrymen had been driven to the last resource - cannibalism...." This is one of the earliest mentions in print of the long-held suspicion that the Franklin party resulted to cannibalism for survival, a view that most have discounted since. It caused a sensation at the time, and Lady Franklin did her best to contest Rae's claim on the reward for discovering Franklin's fate.

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        Voyage pittoresque en Russie suivi d'un voyage en Sibérie par M Bourdier EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Belin-Leprieur & Morizot, 1854. Fine. Belin-Leprieur & Morizot, Paris 1854, 17,5x27cm, relié. - Edition originale. binding en pleine basane noire, spine à quatre nerfs orné de caissons et de filets à froid, petites traces de frottements sur les mors, un léger accroc sur le premier plat, tête dorée sur tranches, gardes moirées. Le Caucase, Saint-Pétersbourg, la Finlande, route de Nijni-Novgorod, le Kamtchatka... Illustrations de Rouargue, Outwaith et Kernot. Rousseurs éparses. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en pleine basane noire, dos à quatre nerfs orné de caissons et de filets à froid, petites traces de frottements sur les mors, un léger accroc sur le premier plat, tête dorée sur tranches, gardes moirées. Le Caucase, Saint-Pétersbourg, la Finlande, route de Nijni-Novgorod, le Kamtchatka... Illustrations de Rouargue, Outwaith et Kernot. Rousseurs éparses. Rare.

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        "Ramsau" 1854, Landschaft im Berchtesgadener Land mit Gehöft.

      . Bleistift, ein wenig weiß gehöht, auf festem grünem Velin, links unten signiert und datiert "Bernh. Lange 1854"; rechts und bezeichnet "Ramsau"; verso Nachlaßstempel ? 13,9:29,1 cm. Auf Bütten montiert, dort von fremder Hand bezeichnet (Text übernehmen?) Insgesamt mit leichten Gebrauchsspuren, an drei Seiten unregelmäßig angerissen.. Der Landschaftsmaler Stange studierte zunächst Rechtswissenschaft in Leipzig, brach dann jedoch das Studium ab, um sich der Malerei zu widmen. 1823-26 unternahm er eine Reise nach Rom. 1830 zog er nach München, um Schüler von C. Rottmann (1797-1850) zu werden. Weitere Reisen führten ihn 1834 nach Neapel und 1849 nach Venedig. In Anerkennung seiner künstlerischen Leistungen verlieh König Max II. von Bayern dem Kunstmaler bereits im Alter von 24 Jahren das Ritterkreuz des Verdienstordens vom Hl. Michael. Seit 1858 betätigte er sich als Landwirt im oberbayerischen Sindelsdorf, das später vor allem durch Franz Marc und die Künstler des "Blauen Reiter" Bekanntheit erlangte. Eine tiefe Freundschaft verband Stange mit den Maler C. Spitzweg (1808-1885), mit dem er mehrere Studienreisen unternahm. Auch zu den Künstlern C. Rahl (1812-1865) und F. Voltz (1817-1886) hatte er freundschaftlichen Kontakt. Seine Werke besitzt das Schlesische Museum Breslau, das Museum Budapest, die Schackgalerie München, die Neue Pinakothek München und das Kestner-Museum Hannover. Stange malte vor allem stimmungshafte Landschaften von der Alpenwelt Bayerns und Tirols, aber auch italienische Ansichten und allegorische Motive. Bekannt wurde er als Mondscheinmaler.

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