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         Paxton's Flower Garden. 3 vols.

      1850 1850 - London: Bradbury and Evans 1850-53. With 108 handcoloured plates by L. Constans and 314 textual illustrations. Small 4to. Bindings weakly faded and with minor marks of use, otherwise well-preserved copy bound in publisher's green pictorial cloth, all edges gilt. * One of the most attractive works on garden flowers. Joseph Paxton [1803-65] was head gardener to the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth, and his successes here brought him numerous commissions for the design of large scale public gardens. John Lindley [1799-1865] was assistant librarian of Sir Joseph Banks, he became professor of Botany at the University College London and was Britain's pioneer orchidologist. Like Paxton he was one of the founders of the 'Gardener's Chronicle'. 'He was one of the most eminent, industrious, versatile, public-spirited and productive of Victorians - gardener - botanist, botanical artist, author of textbooks, university professor, editor and journalist' (Stearn).Nissen 1498. Great Flower Books 65. Pritzel 5369. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Personal History of David Copperfield

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. xiv, errata sheet, 624pp. 19th century binding, recently repaired with new leather spine and remnants of older spine laid down, edge-rubbed. First edition, first issue. (Title page dated 1850; "screamed" for "screwed" error present on p. 132, single quote mark on p. 369, and all other flaws present as per Smith.) All illustrated plates present, though spotted and browned as usual. Two closed slits and corner missing from title page, edge chip to plate at p. 48 effecting some of illustration. Occasional stain or reading wear. Half title and frontispiece folded in fours, worn, and tipped in. Exposed joint at rear but binding firm. The first appearance in book form of Dicken's classic.

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         Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau. Blick von Süden. Links der Karolinenplatz, mittig im Hintergrund das Siegestor, rechts der Marienplatz.

      - Stahlstich ( m. Bordüre ) v. Heawood n. Payne b. Payne, um 1850, 22 x 35

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         The Personal History of David Copperfield

      Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First Edition. wrappers. Very good. 20 vols. in 19, a serialization sequentially published over 1 1/2 years. 1st edition, 1st issue, in the original monthly parts, preceding all other editions, and read the next sentence deliberately, because the distressing phrase you inevitably see is "almost every" while the happy phrase you are about to see is "each and every." This set conforms to each and every point in Hatton & Cleaver (all erratum, the correct covers, all ads, all samples, and all 40 inserted plates by H. K. Browne, including the frontispiece and vignette title). And perfection is important in a Dickens parts serialization because later ads are the telltale sign of later issue, in many cases months later, so do not discount comprehensiveness as mere frill, or turn your back on it the way you would on a drunk woman, haphazardly seated nearby at a dinner party, who relentlessly keeps insisting that you name your favorite Powerpuff Girl. Original wrappers, neat repairs to backstrips, light wear at edges, else a very good set (the old-fashioned very good), infrequently offered for sale so clean, complete, upright and intact, a stirring combination of quality, magnitude, precedence, and inclusiveness. Full dark blue morocco case. Collation: Octavo (8 1/8" X 5 9/16"). [i-vii] viii [ix] x-xii [xiii] xiv [xv-xvi], [1], 2-624. Reference: Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 253-272. Eckel, pp. 75-77. Raising his game, at the height of his powers, Dickens explores writing in the first person and achieves the great novel of initiation, finding the ideal balance between the bustling energy of his early works and the mature sense of design exhibited here for the first time. The plotline is pierced by an unsettling exposé of the treatment inflicted on Victorian children, and this is buttressed by poignant statements about the terrors and torments of youth coming of age, most of which apply in any era, and successfully concluding his quest, the novel ends with a glimpse of the grown man. Dickens began to write it as pure autobiography, but he found the naked facts too personal, accordingly, many of the events are drawn from his personal experiences, but many more are fictionalized from his keen reconnaissance of life. However, Micawber can be no other than Dickens' father, and there is no doubt that David Copperfield is Dickens himself. And knowing that he had laid the needle against the redline pin on the great-ometer, he openly stated, more than once, that Copperfield was his favorite from among all his books.

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         Köln und seine Umgebungen. XXII Stahlstiche nach Zeichnungen von L. Lange, G. Osterwald u. B. Schwartz.

      Köln Verlags=Buch=und Kunsthandlung Franz Carl Eisen, um 1850. 25 x 16,5 cm. Mit 22 Stahlstichansichten. Illustr. OHLwd. Mit den schönen, bekannten Gesamt- und Teilansichten von Köln, gestochen von Poppel und Kolb. - Einband berieben und gebräunt. Leicht gebräunt und etwas stockfleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Nordrhein-Westfalen

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         Mémoires d’outre-tombe.

      - Paris. Eugène et Victor Penaud. (vers 1850). 8 volumes grands in-8, demi-basane verte de l’époque, dos lisse orné de fers romantiques légèrement frottée. Quelques rousseurs.Reliure signée A. Harmois. Edition des fameux Mémoires, parue un an après l’originale, faisant partie des OEuvres complètes. Nous trouvons à la suite, dans les t. VII et VIII, la Vie de Rancé et l’Essai sur la littérature anglaise. L’édition est illustrée de 42 figures gravées sur acier par Delannoy. 179 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         The Tourist's Ramble in the Highlands. 36 plates of the Most Interesting and Pittoresques Views of Scotland Delineated from Nature and Lithographied.

      London and Paris: Colnaghi and Goupil, c. 1850. Large folio. pp. Colour printed title in black, gilt and red; engraved title; 36 illustrations on 25 leaves, printed on india paper. Original sheep backed printed cloth. Spine a little worn and starting to split at the base, internally Fine. A deluxe version with a separate printed title page which in the ordinary edition is used as the front board. Michel Bouquet [1807 - 1890] was a French landscape painter working predominantly on the Continent, North Africa and Asia Minor. This is a very fine series of lithographs by a master of light and shade, showing Scotland at all times of the day and in all weathers. It is considered the rarest nineteenth century illustrated work of Scotland. Copac lists the National Library of Scotland and the V&A as the only holdings.

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         Neuester Zeitungs-Atlas für Alte & Neue Erdkunde. 123 Karten meist grenzkolorierte Stahlstiche.

      Hildburghausen, Bibliographisches Institut, um 1850. - neu aufgebunden, neuerer Vor- und Nachsatz, Titelblatt, Verzeichnis und weitere 5 Karten im Randbereich hinterlegt, 5 Karten mit einem Feuchtigkeitsrand im Randbereich der Karten, Karten teils im Randbereich fingerfleckig Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2400 27 x 33 cm Querformat, Halbledereinband

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         [Le mérite des enfants]

      [Paris]: , 1850. Six Very Fine Hand-Colored Lithograph Plates Depicting Children at Play SAILLET, Charles de, illustrator. [Le mérite des enfants]. Album [cover title]. [Paris: Lehuby, 1845]. Folio (14 x 10 5/8 inches; 356 x 270 mm.). Six fine lithograph plates in two states, hand colored and heightened with gum arabic and plain. All plates within lithographed ornamental borders. Publisher's ? black grained paper over boards, front cover lettered "Album" in gilt. Board extremities a little rubbed, some light stains on rear cover otherwise near fine. The plates depict young women and children enjoying various outdoor activities. According to OCLC there are just two copies located in libraries and institutions worldwide (Morgan Library, NY; and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin). The plates: 1. La Nacelle - "The Platform" 2. Le Jour de Fete - "The Feast Day5 3. Le Déjeuner - "The Breakfast" 4. Le Biscuit - "The Biscuit" 5. La Lecture - "Reading" 6. Les Prix - "The Prize"

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         Slavery

      , [c. 1850s]. [c. 1850s]. Rare wrought iron shackle with a barrel type locking mechanism. This type of restraint was primarily used on South Carolina plantations to restrict the movement of high risk, runaway slaves. The complete shackle with links and lock is approximately 23 inches long. The pins are four and three inches long. Excellent patina. Fine condition.Deaccessioned from a museum. From the letter of authenticity: “Large Hand Forged South Carolina Slave Shackle: Circa 1850’s. Rare Wrought Iron Shackle with a barrel type locking mechanism. There is an imprint on the shackle (FM) that represents the initials of the plantation owner. The chain consists of eight (8) small forged links, consistent with pre-1863 technology. Such restraint was used on a large plantation to restrict movement on a high risk (runaway) person while working on the plantation or hire out to another plantation. Excellent patina surface on the metal. This is to certify that the Slave Shackle accompanying this certificate is authentic as described, and was carefully researched through all available sources of information. This is an historical piece of history from the African Slave Trade during the 1800’s...” The F and M are cut into the lock to indicate ownership should the slave escape.

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         The Prelude, or Growth of a Poet's Mind; An Autobiographical Poem

      Edward Moxon, London 1850 - x, 374, [1] p. 22 cm. Burgundy leather binding with gold impressing, signed by Winstanley, Manchester. All edges gilt. Light wear to extremeties. A little foxing to first and last pages. Ink inscription on a front endpaper. The Prelude is an extremely personal and revealing work about the details of Wordsworth's life. The poet began the work in 1798 at the age of 28 and continued to work on it throughout his life. He never gave it a title but his letters to his sister Dorothy refer to it as "the poem on the growth of my own mind." The poem was unknown to the general public until published three months after Wordsworth's death in 1850, its final name given to it by his widow Mary. The Prelude is widely regarded as Wordsworth's greatest work.The publisher Edward Moxon (1801 – 1858) was significant in Victorian literature and William Wordsworth entrusted him with the publication of his works from 1835 onwards. This book has a very simple title page for a book published at the peak of a prosperous Victorian publisher's career, but the attractive binding by Winstanley makes up for the austere interior. The Winstanleys were a family of Victorian bookbinders active in Manchester, England until about 1881. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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         Ausee". Gouachierte Tonlithographie von Franz X. Sandmann, gedruckt bei J. Höfelich. Aus: Josef Bermann, Ansichten der Oesterreichischen Monarchie, von den besten Meistern nach der Natur aufgenommen u. gestochen.

      Wien, Bermann, (ca. 1850). - Nebehay-W. 892, 3, 2. Zahn140/12. - Franz Xaver (oder Josef) Sandmann hat ein überreiches Oeuvre an Landschaftsaquarellen und Lithographien, zum Teil nach eigenen Zeichnungen, zum Teil nach Vorlagen anderer Künstler, hinterlassen. Seine Lithographien, die zu den künstlerisch und technisch besten ihrer Zeit zählen, zeichnen sich durch "warme Töne und ungemeine Lebendigkeit" (Wurzbach XXVIII, 183) aus. - Prachtvoll altkoloriertes Blatt. - Bis an den Rand beschnitten, alt montiert. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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         FUGITIVE SLAVE CASE. DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE SOUTHERN DIVISION OF IOWA. BURLINGTON, JUNE TERM, 1850. RUEL DAGGS, VS. ELIHU FRAZIER, ET ALS. TRESPASS ON THE CASE

      Burlington, Ia, 1850. 40pp. Original printed wrappers, rear lacking, removed from a bound volume. Later institutional ink stamps on titlepage, contemporary ownership inscription on front wrap. An occasional fox mark. Good plus. A scarce account of civil suit brought in an Iowa federal court over the issue of nine slaves escaped across the border from Missouri. Elihu Frazier, an anti-slavery Quaker, and several others, had assisted the slaves in escaping the ownership of Ruel Daggs. When Daggs could not recover his slaves through the employment of slave catchers, by intimidation via a large posse of angry Missourians, or through criminal prosecution owing to an unsympathetic judge, he lodged this suit. Eventually, four of the nine slaves ended up returned to Daggs' possession with the aid of pro-slavery elements in Iowa, and the defendants in this case were fined $2,900 in damages, although this was apparently never paid. "This pamphlet appears to be the only known record of this trial in the federal district court.... This was one of the last cases argued solely on the basis of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793. It was also one of the few fugitive slave cases heard in Iowa. Because this case was not officially reported, this pamphlet presents unique information on the fugitive slave issue in this western border state" - Finkelman. COHEN 11847. FINKELMAN, pp.79-80. SABIN 18270.

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         HOUSEHOLD WORDS. A Weekly Journal. 19 Volumes. (Complete Run)

      Office, Wellington Street, London 1850 - Octavo. Nineteen Volumes. Nice set of the complete run dated 1850-59. A total of 479 issues with all Christmas supplements and "The Household Narrative." Bound in original blue-green blind stamped cloth. Volume XVII has faded to brown. Contains contributions by Dickens, including "Hard Times", "A Child's History of England", "Gone Astray", and "The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices." Rear hinges are stressed, but intact on Volumes VII, VIII, X and XIV. The yellow end papers of Volume XIX are lightly foxed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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         Heraldic manuscript with municipal coats-of-arms of The Netherlands.

      The Netherlands, ca. 1850. Folio, full modern vellum, in modern green linen cassette. 105 pages. Illustrated with hand coloured coats-of-arms. With a restoration report by F.P.T. Götz, 1998. Ex-libris Daniel de Bruin. This manuscript may have been intended for the first printed book with municipal coats of arms by W.J. d'Ablaing van Giessenburg dating from 1862. The manuscript deals with the following provinces: Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland, Zuid-Holland, Zeeland, Overijssel, Groningen and Limburg and all the municipalities that were included in those provinces at the time. Some coats-of-arms with full heraldic regalia, some only the shield. H183

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         Antique Map-TEXEL-NETHERLANDS-Vandermaelen-1850

      - Map : 'Hollande. Texel'. (Sea chart of the waters surrounding Texel.) This folding sea chart (field map attached to linnen) shows the waters surrounding Texel, an island off the coast of the Dutch province of Noord Holland. Rare. Copper engraving on vellin type hand laid paper. Paper cut in pieces and attached to linen for ease of handling as a field map. Description: Published in Brussels ca. 1850 by Etablissement Geographique de Bruxelles.Artists and Engravers: By Philippe Vandermaelen (1795-1869). Condition: Excellent; general age related toning; some light staining from handling. Original folds. Storage location: B24-15 The overall size is ca. 25.8 x 20.7 inch. The image size is ca. 23.6 x 18.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 65.5 x 52.5 cm. The image size is ca. 60 x 47 cm.

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         A History of British Birds.

      1850 1850 - 4th, revised, corrected, and enlarged edition. 6 vols. London: Nimmo 1895-97. Beautifully illustrated with 394 handcoloured plates. Uncut copy bound in publisher's, a little worn pictorial cloth, internally clean. * The work deals broadly with individual species, for instance as regards their distribution, occurrence in the British Isles, and habits, the birds themselves and their eggs being also described. The number of species included in the work increased gradually as new species were added to British avifauna. This comprehensive and very popular work appeared for the first in 1850-57 but has since then passed through several editions owing to its great popularity. Containing many figures of British birds shown on its hand-coloured pates, for which the wood-blocks were originally engraved by the printer of the first edition B. Fawcett, largely from drawings by Richard Alington [Anker].Nissen 645. Anker 346. Zimmer 443. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Chaise de Poste (diligence postale avec scène de chasse à l?arrière plan).

      s.d., vers 1850, - 28x39 cm, Estampe. Gravure en couleurs. encadré (43.5x55 cm). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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         Des Freyherrn von Sind Churcöllnischen Obersten eines Cavallerieregiments und ersten Stallmeisters vollständiger Unterricht in den Wissenschaften eines Stallmeisters mit einem Lehrbegrif der Pferdearzneykunst. Neue, durchaus und auch mit einem Lehrbegrif der Pferdearzneykunst vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage.

      Mit gest. Titelvignette und 15 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., 1315 (recte 1335) S. HLdr. um 1850. 21,5 x 13 cm. Huth 44. - Tls. etwas fleckig, leicht gebrauchsspurig, aber insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar des voluminösen Werkes.

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         Harper's New Monthly Magazine (Volume I, 1850 - Volume 55, 1877)

      New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1850. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 54 volumes. COMPLETE LEATHER BOUND RUN FROM VOLUME 1 (June-November 1850) through VOLUME 55 (June-November 1877), MISSING only volume 20. Bindings are "Indestructible joint binding, warranted" by Mets & Schaefle, Dubuque, IA, in 1/2 heavy handsome brown morocco. Good+, all volumes in good+ condition, with rubbing at head heel and edges. No damage. Volumes 40-55 are a different binder, with compatible brown leather bindings, the last 10 in black smooth calf, bound by J.F. Widman binder, McGregor, IA. The set belonged to J. W. Gilman, presumably of IA. His stamped by the binder at the heel of the volumes, a device used to identify ownership and encourage return of borrowed volumes. Newsprint text is also in good+ condition. Harper's Magazine is a monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts. Launched in June 1850 by the New York City publisher Harper & Brothers, it is the second-oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the U.S. The first press run of Harper's Magazine—7,500 copies—sold out almost immediately. Each volume features hundreds of illustrations. Circulation was some 50,000 issues six months later. The early issues reprinted serialized material pirated from English authors such as Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray, and the Brontë sisters. The magazine soon was publishing the work of American artists and writers in a variety of fields, articles alphabetically arranged by title (e.g. Aeronatuics, Early; Alchemist, the New; Arab, A Street; and Aurora Borealis or Polar Light, with 19 illlustrations in Volume 39, 1869). With editorial features: "Editor's Table, Editor's Drawer, and Editor's Easy Chair". And editorial selections under "Literary Notes", "Current Events", and "Scientific Record". Includes in volume III, the scarce and valuable first publication of any portion of Moby Dick: "The Town-Ho's Story" on page 658, which became Chapter 54 of the novel, still at that time titled "The Whale". Due to the size/weight of this set it is not available for expedited delivery; extra charges may apply for international shipping. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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         Seewesen / Seitenansicht einer modernen gedeckten Corvette

      Artist: Brockhaus FA; issued in: Leipzig; date: ca 1850 - - technic: Lithography; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 24 x 30; - description: Representation of a cross section, side and upper view of a Corvette

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         Christmas comes but once year. Showing what Mr. Brown did, thought, and intended to do, during that festive season

      William Tegg and Co. 1850 - - Erste Ausgabe/ sehr gutes Exemplar - Gewicht in Gramm: 220 William Tegg and Co., London, 1850. 1 Bl., 101 S., 1 Bl., (16 S. Verlagsanzeigen), mit einem lithographiertem Frontispiz, 15 lithographierten Tafeln und zahlreichen Textabb. von Luke Limner, blind- und goldgeprägter original Leinen-Einband, klein-oktav [Attributes: First Edition]

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         The Phantom World; or, The philosophy of spirits, apparitions, &c. Edited with an introduction and notes by the Rev. Henry Christmas. 2 vols.

      Richard Bentley. 1850 - Orig. purple vertical wavy-grained cloth by Edmonds [& Remnants] (label partially removed), blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; sl. faded, some very minor marking. A v.g. copy. Augustine Calmet's classic work was first published in 1746. It examines European supernatural tales and beliefs from the stance of the scientific enquirer seeking to discover the truth behind the stories of ?disembodied souls?, angels, magic, apparitions, vampires, witchcraft and demons. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Book of the Salmon. In Two Parts: Part I: The Theory, Principles and Practice of Fly-Fishing for Salmon; with Lists of Salmon-Flies for every good River in the Empire. Part II: The Natural History of the Salmon. Assisted by Andrew Young. HAND-COLOURED PLATES IN PUBLISHER'S BINDING WITH SOLANDER CASE

      Longman Brown Green & Longmans, 1850. 8vo., First Edition, with fine frontispiece of flies (original tissue guard present), 4 fine plates oif flies (all original tissue guards present), 3 fine plates of fish (all original tissue guards present) and one plates of salmon hooks, THE 8 PLATES OF FLIES AND FISH ALL FINELY COLOURED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND; original dark brown ribbed cloth, boards elaborately framed and blocked in blind, gilt back, patterned advertisement endpapers, uncut, backstrip mildly sunned, upper hinger tender, webbing starting at G1 (but binding wholly sound) else an unusually bright, crisp copy now preserved for the future in custom-made board solander case. With publisher's advertisement leaf of related works and 32pp catalogue bound in at end. With personal bookplate on front free endpaper, and binder's ticket of Remnant & Edmonds of London on rear paste-down. 'Highly esteemed' (Westwood & Satchell). COPIES OF THIS ANGLING CLASSIC IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH ARE VERY SCARCE INDEED. Westwood & Satchell, p.86.

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         Skeleton Map of Afghanistan and the Countries on the North-West Frontier of India, Shewing the Principle Routes & Passes

      London: J. Walker [c. 1850]. - Map dimensions 71.5 x 64.5 cm, overall 75.5 x 68.5 cm. Folding map of Afghanistan and what is now Pakistan and the Punjab, to the north and west of the River Sutlej, original colour in outline, dissected into 24 sections and mounted on linen, marbled paper to the end sections, original diced cloth slipcase, with printed label of the mapsellers James Wyld to the upper cover. Some wear to the edges of the case, very good overall. Uncommon, only two copies traced, at the British Library and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

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         Masaryk, T. G. Gründer der Tschechoslowakei, (1850-1937). Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift, O. O. dat. 14/IX 5 (1905). 2 S. Tschechisch.

      . Masaryk, T. G. Gründer der Tschechoslowakei, (1850-1937). Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift, O. O. dat. 14/IX 5 (1905). 2 S. 22,7 x 14,5 cm. - Tschechisch. - Kritische Wörter an die Zeitung Cas (die Zeit), u.a. wirft Masaryk ungenügend Realismus vor. .

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         Bad Ratzes.

      Muenchen, 1850 - Litografia, 295x420. Bella veduta della localit? termale ai piedi dello Sciliar. Ottimo esemplare. Dolomites, Sclern.

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         BÄCKEREI. - Bäcker., "Der vorsichtige Baecker". Der Bäcker sitzt draußen vor seiner Backstube und prüft eine Münze, die er von einer jungen Frau mit Einkaufskorb für ein Brot erhalten hat, die Tochter schaut auf den Tisch. Rechts unter dem Stuhl klaut während dessen ein Hund eine Brezel.

      Lithographie auf China von Johann Woelffle nach C. Kreul bei Piloty & Loehle, um 1850, 39,5 x 45 cm. Schöne, breitrandige Darstellung, oben und unten ein keiner hinterlegter Randeinriss. Berufe, Handwerk

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         Essays, from Abroad, Translations and Fragments.

      London: Edward Moxon, 1850. First edition of this collection of essays by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Edited by Mrs. Shelley. Octavo, bound in contemporary three-quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles to the spine, gilt top edge, marbled endpapers. Complete with half titles. In near fine condition with light rubbing and wear. Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded as among the finest lyric poets in the English language, and one of the most influential. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see fame during his lifetime, but recognition for his poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron, Leigh Hunt, Thomas Love Peacock, and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.

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         Archive of 38 documents, including letters, manuscript charts, printed documents etc., relating to the Moorsom System of calculating cargo capacity in ships and the British Association for the Advancement of Science's efforts to improve it

      1850 - Moorsom System. Archive of 38 documents, including letters, manuscript charts, printed documents etc., relating to the Moorsom System of calculating cargo capacity in ships and the British Association for the Advancement of Science's efforts to improve it. 1850-57. Some dust-soiling, minor tears, one document heavily creased and frayed, but overall very good. Calendar of the collection included. A unique maritime archive recording some of the events surrounding the introduction in 1854 of the Moorsom System for calculating tonnage. Named for its creator George Moorsom (1796-1867), the Moorsom System established a new method of calculating the cargo capacity (tonnage) of British ships as a basis for assessing harbor fees and taxes. Previous methods of calculating tonnage had been intended to determine the carrying capacity of sailing ships, using a formula based on a ship's length and maximum beam (width). Such methods could not be used on the new steam-powered ships, however, since they did not take into account the significant amount of internal space taken up by a steamship's boilers, fuel and machinery. In 1849 the British government appointed a Tonnage Commission to study the problem, with Moorsom, a naval architect, serving as the Commission's secretary. In the Commission's report Moorsom introduced a new unit of tonnage measurement, 100 cubit feet, as well as new rules for calculating a steamship's net tonnage, in which the space given over to machinery and other non-revenue producing functions was subtracted from its overall internal volume. The British government initially chose not to adopt the Commission's report, but Moorsom, refusing to give up on his system, "subsequently took up the matter alone, and by his skill and untiring energy succeeded in establishing the present rule of tonnage, known as 'Moorsom's Rule'" (obituary of Moorsom in Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects 8 [1867]: xxxi). Moorsom's efforts are represented by two items in this archive: His pamphlet titled A Mode Proposed for Determining the Register Tonnage of Merchant Shipping [1851], and his accompanying presentation letter to Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot (1803-90), an influential Member of Parliament, in which Moorsom gave a detailed critique of a rival tonnage system proposed by Board of Trade president Henry Labouchere (1798-1869): ". . . I have to confess that the late Commission having adopted the principle of Displacement, on External Measurement, as a basis for Tonnage, which you represented to Mr. Labouchere as inapplicable to Merchant Shipping, was a mistake on its part . . . Being, however, subsequently made aware that a ship is generally full before being immersed to her load draught, and could therefore carry more had she more internal space, I became convinced that the profits of the ship being, thereby, in proportion, generally speaking, to the Internal Capacity, that capacity must be the proper basis for assessment. This being admitted, the objections to External Measurement become fully substantiated. . ." The British Government eventually adopted Moorsom's system as part of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1854. The system was not without its problems, however, and in August 1856 the British Association for the Advancement of Science appointed a committee "to inquire into the defects of the present methods, and to frame more perfect rules for the measurement and registrations of ships and of marine engine power, in order that a correct and uniform principle of estimating the actual carrying capabilities and working power of steam ships may be adopted." The bulk of our archive relates to the activities of this committee, which presented its 67-page report to the BAAS in August 1857. Much of the archive consists of correspondence to and from members of the BAAS committee, which was made up of eminent British shipbuilders, engineers, naval architects and naval officers. Represented here are naval architect John

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         Les Deux Freres

      Ca. 1830- 1850 - 15 x 18 cm. Hand coloured lithograph heightened with gum arabic. No printed title. The tile in pencil on the back of the image. Two brothers having sex with the same woman. A very charming and positive rendition. I have not been able to establish the identity of the artist, but the style is very much like Achille Deveria (1800- 1857) who is well known for his erotic images. At that time erotic motifs were often anonymously published and consequently it is often hard to be sure of the identity of the artist. Pornographic images such as this have always lived in the shadows and are quite rare finds. Few have survived. Trimmed margins. Very nice condition.

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         IN MEMORIAM

      London: Edward Moxon, 1850. Called by Hayward and most others the FIRST EDITION (though called the Second Edition by Tinker, as it followed a privately circulated issue), this an early state (see below). This is a beautifully bound copy of the famous elegiac poem written as a tribute to Tennyson's college friend, Arthur Henry Hallam (1811-33), son of the famous historian Henry Hallam (1777-1859). Tennyson's first verses had been published before he was 20, but after Hallam's death, he published nothing for nine years, although all the while he was working on this poem, the product of protracted meditation. Written in rhyming quatrains, the poem moves from grief and doubt to certainty that the universe is purposeful. It was a sensational best-seller, striking a deep note of resonance with Victorian readers and the queen herself, who told the poet that "Next to the Bible, 'In Memoriam' is my comfort." Thomson says that the work "has been discussed from every point of view--proof of the profound influence it exercised over English thought for half a century." The work had major repercussions in Tennyson's professional and personal lives. It inspired Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, to petition that its author be named Poet Laureate of the realm, to succeed the recently deceased Wordsworth. And it left Tennyson financially secure enough to enter the married life, a step that had been delayed for 10 years for pecuniary reasons. Our copy is an early state with two errors later corrected: p. 2, line 13 reads "And gazing on the sullen tree" rather than "And gazing on thee, sullen tree"; p. 198, line 3 has "baseness" in place of "bareness." The superbly executed binding is unsigned, but the high-quality materials and workmanship would indicate a leading bindery. Given the work's American provenance, it was perhaps done by someone like Matthews, the Club Bindery, or an artisan who trained in one of those workshops. Former owner Frank Babbott (1854-1933) was an American businessman, collector, and patron of the arts. He edited the poetry anthology, "Classic English Odes from Spenser to Tennyson." It is baffling that this binding is not signed: it is probably the most beautiful, elaborately decorated, and skillfully executed unsigned binding we have ever owned.. 174 x 108 mm. (6 7/8 x 4 1/4"). vii, [i], 210 pp. Called by Hayward and most others the FIRST EDITION (though called the Second Edition by Tinker, as it followed a privately circulated issue), this an early state (see below). EXTREMELY FINE CONTEMPORARY DARK BROWN MOROCCO, LAVISHLY GILT IN THE FANFARE STYLE, covers with inlaid tan morocco strapwork frame creating oval and geometric compartments tooled with sprays of laurel leaves, large central oval with title and initials of Tennyson and Hallam, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with inlaid central oval enclosed by gilt laurel leaves and small tools, gilt titling, SCARLET MOROCCO DOUBLURES AND ENDLEAVES, doublures with gilt laurel wreath at center, that at front inscribed "In Memoriam / A. H. H. / obit MDCCCXXXIII," leafy sprays at corners, top edge gilt. In a suede-lined brown marbled paper slipcase. Front flyleaf with engraved bookplate of Frank L. Babbott. Thomson 18; Hayward 246; Tinker 2066; Grolier English 89; Ashley Library VII, 117-18; Lowndes IV, 2604. Spine evenly sunned to light brown, otherwise A VERY FINE COPY, the text clean, fresh, and bright with very ample margins, the binding unworn and shining with gold. This is a beautifully bound copy of the famous elegiac poem written as a tribute to Tennyson's college friend, Arthur Henry Hallam (1811-33), son of the famous historian Henry Hallam (1777-1859). Tennyson's first verses had been published before he was 20, but after Hallam's death, he published nothing for nine years, although all the while he was working on this poem, the product of protracted meditation. Written in rhyming quatrains, the poem moves from grief and doubt to certainty that the universe is purposeful. It was a sensational best-seller, striking a deep note of resonance with Victorian readers and the queen herself, who told the poet that "Next to the Bible, 'In Memoriam' is my comfort." Thomson says that the work "has been discussed from every point of view--proof of the profound influence it exercised over English thought for half a century." The work had major repercussions in Tennyson's professional and personal lives. It inspired Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, to petition that its author be named Poet Laureate of the realm, to succeed the recently deceased Wordsworth. And it left Tennyson financially secure enough to enter the married life, a step that had been delayed for 10 years for pecuniary reasons. Our copy is an early state with two errors later corrected: p. 2, line 13 reads "And gazing on the sullen tree" rather than "And gazing on thee, sullen tree"; p. 198, line 3 has "baseness" in place of "bareness." The superbly executed binding is unsigned, but the high-quality materials and workmanship would indicate a leading bindery. Given the work's American provenance, it was perhaps done by someone like Matthews, the Club Bindery, or an artisan who trained in one of those workshops. Former owner Frank Babbott (1854-1933) was an American businessman, collector, and patron of the arts. He edited the poetry anthology, "Classic English Odes from Spenser to Tennyson." It is baffling that this binding is not signed: it is probably the most beautiful, elaborately decorated, and skillfully executed unsigned binding we have ever owned.

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        Das Buch der Belohnung. Eine Sammlung von unterhaltenden und belehrenden Erzählungen, Parabeln und Legenden. Herausgegeben von P. J. Beumer, Neue Folge. Mit 12 Bildern.

      ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - um 1850 erschienen ) 288 Seiten mit 12 lithographierten getönten Tafeln, Lithographierter OPappband, 8 ( 16 x 10 cm ). Einband von schlechter Erhaltung: Stark berieben, Ecken und Kanten stark bestoßen, Bindung stark gelockert, Vorderdeckel fast lose und zur Oberkante hin mit Fehlstelle zum Falz hin. Innen Besitzvermerk von alter Hand in Bleistift auf dem Vorsatz *Minna Heuer aus Walsrode*, Seiten teils etwas fleckig, stock- und fingerfleckig, teils etwas wasserrandig, einige Seiten mit Randläsionen, einige Seiten angeknickt bzw. etwas eselsohrig, 2 Seiten lose. - sehr selten ( nicht im Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog verzeichnet ) ( Gewicht 200 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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