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        The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare; Illustrated: Embracing A Life of the Poet, and Notes, Original and Selected and The Poetical Works of Shakespeare

      Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company. 1850-1851. Eight volumes, rebound in half black leather with five raised bands and black cloth covered boards, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. A near fine set with a few scattered small scuffs on the leather, one volume has a bump and scuff at the top of the spine. A very nice looking set. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        EXPEDITION FOR THE SURVEY OF THE RIVERS EUPHRATES AND TIGRIS, CARRIED ON BY ORDER OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, IN THE YEARS 1835, 1836, 1837: PRECEDED BY GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL NOTICES OF THE REGIONS SITUATED BETWEEN THE RIVERS NILE AND INDUS. 2 VOL.'S

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1850. ...[Vol.I - xxvii, 799 pgs., Vol.II - xvi, 778pgs.]... VOL. I HAS 30 FULL PAGE PLATES(MOST TINTED) AND 2 LARGE FOLDOUT CHARTS. INCLUDED IN THE PLATES IS THE FRONTIS WHICH IS DOUBLE PAGED. VOL. II HAS 20 FULL PAGE PLATES(TINTED) INCLUDING THE FRONTIS...4 TABLES IN APPENDIX OF VOL.I, 2 ARE LARGE FOLDOUT, ALSO SEVERAL WOODCUTS...TABLES IN APPENDIX OF VOL. II...CHESNEY WAS THE FOUNDER OF THE OVERLAND ROUTE TO INDIA. "HIS ENERGY, COURAGE, AND PERSEVERANCE WERE UNBOUNDED, AND HIS PURSUIT OF HIS MISSION WAS UNSELFISH AND ZEALOUS AND DEVOTED". IN 1831 HE CARRIED OUT THE PRELIMINARY SURVEY ALONE FLOATING DOWN THE EUPHRATES ON A RAFT. LATER TWO STEAMSHIPS WERE ASSIGNED TO THE EXPEDITION ONE OF WHICH SUNK BEFORE IT WAS COMPLETED...Spines of both volumes have been repaired some time ago ...In leather with original gilt decorated stamped leather boards and original title laid down...Marbled endpapers and marbled textblock...Ex-Lib. from the Newton Free Library. Bookplates in both volumes as well as library stamps at the corners of most plates...Foxing on plate pages only, mostly in the margin areas, as well as some offsetting...Edges worn...Relatively clean very readable with most of the plates intact...A RARE SET.... Full-Leather. Good. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books & Stamps]
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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, for 1850

      D.T. Valentine New York: D.T. Valentine, 1850. First. hardcover. very good. Illustrated manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. 552 pp. with 5 fold out maps and 22 diagrams and lithographed views. Full leather with ornately decorated gold on title, spine and covers. Cover laminated. 12mo. Spine chipped, and minor tears and chipping to some maps. Some illustrations loose. Most illustrations and maps in excellent condition. Maps and illustrations complete according to the "Index to the Illustrations in the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York", published by the Society of Iconophiles, 1906. Ownership copy of Edwin D. Morgan, Esq. D.T. Valentine, New York: 1850. First edition, extraordinarily rare. The "Manuals of the Corporation" are directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York compiled by D.T. Valentine. These books include detailed information on the meetings of the Aldermen Council, ordinances passed, public officials, the city's debts, directories of hospitals, alms houses and schools, ferry schedules, lists of public porters, demographics and census information, and descriptions of historic buildings and streets. Much of the information was gleaned from Dutch and English sources, as processed by Valentine. Notable illustrations in this edition include "View of the City of New York in 1792", Fort Amsterdam, Hell Gate and the Croton Aqueduct. Maps include "New Yorke 1695", A Plan of New York in 1729 (the Bradford map redrawn), a plan from 1763 and a contemporary map. D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years without being promoted to Clerk. Valentine took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals", which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866. Many copies were personalized for prominent officials. Edwin D. Morgan (1811-1883), for whom this copy was made, served as a New York councilman, alderman, senator (1850-1853) and governor (1859-1862) and one term in the U.S. Senate. He was a prominent Republican politician, and fought for the Union during the Civil War. This compendium is an excellent source of early New York City history.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Messieurs, voici la vérite, je suis un petit voleur, mais Mr. Macaire en est un grand ..." Gerichtsszene mit Robert Macaire als Kläger mit seinen Anwälten, einem Beschuldigten, der sich erhoben hat und zum Richter und seinem Beisitzer spricht

      Lithographie von Vayron nach Honoré Daumier beim "Journal de Rire", Paris um 1850. 12x18 cm. - Die Übersetzung des 4zeiligen französischen Textes: Meine Herren, dies ist die Wahrheit: Ich bin ein kleiner Dieb, aber Monsieur Macaire ist ein grosser ... ich habe gezankt, wegen Kleinigkeiten Schwierigkeiten gemacht, er hat gestohlen, betrogen, in grossem Maße Börsenwucher getrieben, ich habe Elend und Bestrafung durch die Polizei geerntet, er hat Millionen gewonnen und er beschuldigt mich. (Das Gericht, das nicht dazu da ist den großen Dieb zu richten, verurteilt den kleinen und Macaire zieht sich erhobenen Hauptes zurück.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Panorama von Bremen." Ansicht von Südwesten

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von 2 Platten von August Haun bei G. Hunckel, Bremen um 1850. 27x138 cm. - Thieme / Becker XVI, 131f. - Nicht in Schwarzwälder: Blick auf Bremen. Ansicht von Südwesten, von der Weser aus. Zeigt die Weserfront von der Holzpforte bis zum Stephanitorsbollwerk mit der großen Brücke. Dekorative Ansicht in außergewöhnlichem Format. Kleiner Papierabriß in der Mitte am oberen Rand auch farblich ergänzt.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Allgemeines Reichs- Gesetz- und Regierungsblatt für das Kaiserthum Oesterreich. - Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich

      Wien, k.k. Hof- u. Staats-Druckerei 1850 ff.. Jg. 1849-1994. 188 Bde. HLdr. bzw. HLn.-Bde. d. Zt. Mit goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Tit. gestemp. Lückenlose Folge aller österreichischen Gesetzblätter seit 1849! - Ab 1853: Reichs-Gesetz-Blatt für das Kaiserthum Oesterreich. - Ab 1870: Reichsgesetzblatt für die im Reichsrathe vertretenen Königreiche und Länder. - Ab 1919: Staatsgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich. - Ab 1921: Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich. - 1938: Gesetzblatt für das Land Österreich - Danach (1938-1945): Reichsgesetzblatt.- Ab 1946: Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Potsdam

      Potsdam, Janke um 1850. 63 x 51 cm. Lithographiertes Titelblatt mit Vignette, 1 Blatt lithographierte Widmung und 11 (1 doppelblattgroß, ca. 50 x 92 cm) lithographierte Ansichten (je ca. 31 x 44 cm) in Tondruck. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit, Deckel mit Blindprägung, ornamentaler Vergoldung, goldgeprägtem Titel und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt - Drescher / Kroll 28,100,147,434,610 - Giersberg / Schendel 190-192, Abbildungen 8 - Bartoschek S. 117, 123 - Berndt S. 438 - Mit doppelblattgroßem Panorama: "Potsdam vom Brauhausberg aus gesehen". Großartiger Blick über die Havel auf Potsdam mit Nikolaikirche, Vorstädten, Villen, Kasernen, Proviantämter, Lange Brücke, Empfangsgebäude der Berlin-Magdeburger Eisenbahn. 50 x 92 cm. Giesberg / Schendel Abbildungen 8; Bartoschek S. 117; Berndt 1338 mit abweichendem Titel: "Blick vom ..." und den seitengroßen Lithographien: "Potsdam vom Bahnhof". Blick vom Bahnhof über die Freundschaftsinsel nach Potsdam, links der Turm der Garnisionskirche, dann das Stadtschloß, mittig die Nikolaikirche, vorn ein Schäfer mit Herde. 31,5 x 44,4 cm. Berndt 1339 "Das Königl. Schloss in Potsdam". Blick auf den Paradeplatz mit Truppenparade. Bildmittig das Stadtschloß, links dahinter die Nikolaikirche und der Turm des Rathauses. 31,7 x 44,5 cm. "Die Nicolai-Kirche in Potsdam". In der Mitte die Kirche mit der Tambourkuppel, links Stadtschloß, rechts Rathaus, auf dem Alten Markt der Obelisk. 33,5 x 44 cm. "Potsdam von der Mühle bei Sans Souci". Blick von der Mühle bei Sanssouci nach Potsdam. Vorn links die Terrassenanlage von Schloß Sanssouci, in der Bildmitte die Fontaine des Brunnens, im Mittelgrund das Panorama der Stadt Potsdam. 31,5 x 44 cm. Berndt 1340 "Das Neue Palais und die Communs". Blick vom Belvedere auf dem Klausberg, auf die Gesamtanlage des Neuen Palais und die Havellandschaft, im Hintergund die Berlin-Magdeburger Eisenbahn mit dem Sationsgebäude Wildpark. 31,4 x 44,3 cm. Drescher / Kroll 434; Berndt 1615 "Schloß Babelsberg". Park und Schloß über die Glienicker Lanke zum Schloß Babelsberg, links das Dampfmaschinenhaus, rechts die Villa Schöningen, zwei Kutschen und Personen im Vordergrund. 32 x 44,4 cm. Drescher / Kroll 610; Berndt 29 "Casino und Brücke bei Glienicke". Ansicht am Fahrweg nach der Schwanenallee. Am gegenüberliegenden Ufer der Park von Klein-Glienecke mit Großer Neugierde, Casino und Maschinenhaus, rechts die Glienicker Brücke, links die Fregatte "Royal Louise". 31,8 x 44 cm. Drescher / Kroll 147; Berndt 919 "Blick auf Potsdam vom Böttcherberge. (Hinter dem Glienicker Caffeehause.)". Der brühmte Fernblick mit der Sichtachse durch eine Waldschneise zum Babelsberger Schloss und nach Potsdam. Links der Schloßbezirk von Babelsberg, dahinter in der Ferne die Stadt mit der Kuppel der Nikolaikirche, rechts Heiliger See, Neuer Garten mit Marmorpalais und Belvedere auf dem Pfingstberg, dazwischen die russische Kirche, vorn links das Jagdschloß Glienicke. Am anderen Ufer der Glienicker Lake das Babelsberger Maschinenhaus. 33,4 x 44,7 cm. Drescher / Kroll 28; Berndt 1341 "Das Marmor-Palais". Malerische Ansicht bei Mondschein, rechts vorn Windmühle, Blick von der Berliner Vorstadt über den "Heiliger See" zum Marmorpalais, links im Hintergrund das Belvedere auf dem Pfingstberg. 31 x 44,4 cm. Bartoschek S. 123; Berndt 1386 "Die St. Petri -Pauli Kirche zu Nikolskoe". Im Vordergrund rechts die Kirche, dahinter der Wannsee und die Pfaueninsel. Berndt 1181. Ein zwölftes Blatt "Potsdam vom Babelsberg" (Berndt 1342) ist diesem Band nie beigebunden gewesen. Die Blätter mit meist nicht störenden Stockflecken, nicht restauriert und ungewaschen, außen sehr schönes und völlig unberührtes Exemplar -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Phasianus scintillans [Sparkling Pheasant]

      [London: by the Author, 1850-1883]. Hand-coloured lithograph by J.Wolf and H.C.Richter, printed by Walter. Wove paper. 14 5/8 x 21 1/4 inches. A fine image from John Gould's magnificent folio work 'The Birds of Asia'. Gould notes that the chief glory of the breeding plummage of the male Sparkling Pheasant are 'the feathers of of the lower part of the back and upper tail-coverts', 'being perfect in their structure and most richly coloured'. He admits that at the time of the publication little was known of this subspecies, other than the two examples pictured were from Yokohama in Japan. The intended geographical range of "The Birds of Asia" was enormous, and very much in keeping with the seemingly limitless self- belief of the 19th-century's best known ornithologist. In his all- encompassing work John Gould includes species from all corners of the eastern world, as Richard Bowdler Sharpe noted the work covers "Species from Palestine to the eastward, and from the Moluccas to the west". Gould chose to record the bird life from an area which, with the exception of the tropical areas of the American continent, includes the widest, and most colourful variety of bird life to be found anywhere in the world. The present plate is from a large number of images documenting the pheasants of the region, one of the most beautiful and varied of all bird families. Cf. Anker 178; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p.102; cf. Nissen IVB 368; cf. Sauer 17; cf. Wood p. 365; cf. Zimmer p.258.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Aix Galericulata [Mandarin Duck]

      [London: by the Author, 1850-1883]. Hand-coloured lithograph by Joseph Wolf and H. C. Richter, printed by Hullmandel & Walton. Wove paper. Very good condition apart from some minor soiling, a few light foxing marks, and slight discolouration of the paper due to age. 14 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches. A fine image from John Gould's magnificent folio work "The Birds of Asia." The male Mandarin duck is the most beautiful and unusual of all the ducks. Though they once flourished in eastern Asia, they are considered endangered in their native habitat. The Mandarin duck has been a popular import to Europe since the 17th century and has a small but adapted population there. In traditional Chinese lore, the Mandarin is a symbol of conjugal affection and fidelity. The intended geographical range of "The Birds of Asia" was enormous, and very much in keeping with the seemingly limitless self-belief of the 19th-century's best-known ornithologist. In his all-encompassing work John Gould includes species from all corners of the eastern world, as Richard Bowdler Sharpe noted the work covers "Species from Palestine to the eastward, and from the Moluccas to the west". Gould chose to record the bird life from an area which, with the exception of the tropical areas of the American continent, includes the widest, and most colourful variety of bird life to be found anywhere in the world. Cf. Anker 178; cf. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 102; cf. Nissen IVB 368; cf. Sauer 17; cf. Wood, p. 365; cf. Zimmer, p.258.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS): "I regard New York as the most remarkable town in the world

      Cooperstown, 23 October 1850. Letter. Fine condition with dark ink in a Fine folder of this exceptional letter. A remarkable 3-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED on two sheets of 8-1/2" x 6-7/8" paper by the author of THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS written on behalf of James Henry Hackett (1800ñ1871) to his old friend Charles Augustus Murray (1806ñ1895) who was at this time consul-general in Egypt. In part: After imparting news of Hackett, Cooper reports on his age and on the development of his country: "Half my time passes me, in looking back. At sixty, if a man is ever to sum up the good and evil of his past life, it is high time he began. I was sixty-one last September and have grown gray. We are 'progressing' as we Americans call it, at a famous rate. New York must have doubled its population, recently, since you saw it.... Taking all things together, I regard New York as the most remarkable town in the world.... Trade is driving all before it, and has fairly invaded Broadway.... Talking of the dust, which is so shortly to be my portion [Cooper died the next year], one of the most painful of my recollections of my own travels, is the great number of the dead, among the acquaintances I made. At one time it really seemed as if to know me was to die.... My eldest daughter, whom you may remember, has ventured to give the world a book called 'Rural Hours.' In this country it has done very well.... There is a good deal of rumbling in our body politic, but I think nothing will come of it, just now. The South has too much at stake to risk, and every day it loses, increases the disparity of the forces. This acquisition of California, hems in slavery, which must finally fall of its own weight. What we are to do with the blacks, God knows, but we shall never amalgamate." Cooper goes on to discuss the importance of gold in expanding business ("a circulating medium being the great necessity of America") and devotes a paragraph to a paranormal phenomenon which he calls "the knockings": "All attempts at explanation are failures. They are not confined to one family, or one place, but have been heard in fifty places." He closes "Do not ask Hackett about my comedy, premature damnation being best forgotten." Housed in a cloth folder titled on the spine. Hackett was a successful character actor on the New York and London stages, who was considered for a part in Cooper's sole and unsuccessful attempt at playwriting, UPSIDE DOWN. This letter was given to Hackett to present to Murray in London (and is noted by James F. Beard ed., LETTERS AND JOURNALS OF JAMES FENIMORE COOPER: 6:229, n.2 as "unlocated").

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        A COMPENDIOUS GRAMMAR OF THE FEEJEEAN LANGUAGE; WITH EXAMPLES OF NATIVE IDIOMS. [bound with:] A FEEJEEAN AND ENGLISH DICTIONARY: WITH EXAMPLES OF COMMON AND PECULIAR MODES OF EXPRESSION, AND USES OF WORDS. ALSO CONTAINING BRIEF HINTS ON NATIVE CUSTOMS, PROVERBS, THE NATIVE NAMES OF THE NATURAL PRODUCTIONS OF THE ISLANDS, NOTICES OF THE ISLANDS OF FEEJEE, AND A LIST OF THE FOREIGN WORDS INTRODUCED

      Vewa, Feejee: Printed at the Wesleyan Mission Press, 1850 [i.e. 1852].. 72pp. plus two folding tables; 349,[2]pp. Modern three-quarter morocco and cloth, raised bands. Very good. These works were printed by Edward Martin, a Frenchman who was wrecked in an American ship among the Fiji Islands in a hurricane in 1848. Printing began in the Fiji Islands in Buthainambua in 1839 and continued, in fits and starts due to native politics and wars, until it was firmly established in Viwa in 1844. The mission press was the only press in Fiji until a commercial press was established in 1868. "The most notable book printed during this time was David Hazlewood's often reprinted COMPENDIOUS GRAMMAR... and FIJIAN AND ENGLISH DICTIONARY. This was first printed in two parts in 1852 in an edition of 700..." - Lingenfelter. The NUC locates four copies (OC, RPB, IEG, NN). The NSTC adds copies at Cambridge, British Library, and Bodleian. SNOW 4550, 4551. TAYLOR, p.389. LINGENFELTER, p.65.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Phantom world: the history and philosophy of spirits, apparitions, &c., &c. from the French of Augustine Calmet

      Philadelphia: A. Hart, late Carey & Hart, 1850. First American edition. Hardcover. First U.S. edition. 8vo. pp. xxi, [3], 38-444. Bound in original green blind stamped publisher’s cloth. This is a tight and attractive copy with only minor rubbing to the extremities. The covers show some areas of light fading/discoloration; the rear cover contains a couple of miniscule spots of staining. The spine is faded to tan and a tiny professional repair is present to the corner of the upper head cap. Interior pages are generally clean with some very light age-toning and an occasional spot of marginal foxing. A name and date (1859) is printed on a front blank fly-leaf. A marginal corner crease is present at the top of p. 303. Augustin Calmet (1672-1757) Biblical scholar and Benedictine Abbot at Nancy and Sens. Calmet’s most famous work, his treatise on apparitions and vampires, was first published in French (1746) and later translated into English (1759). Another English edition, translated by the Rev. Henry Christmas from the third, 1751 French edition, was published in London, 1850 by R. Bentley. During the same year A. Hart of Philadelphia also published Rev. Christmas’s translation. The first part of Calmet’s book deals with several types of apparitions, demonical and otherwise. The second part gathers together and analyzes the various accounts of vampires or the walking dead which had come out of Eastern Europe during the 1720’s and 30’s. Calmet’s book quickly became popular and it helped cement the notion of a vampire in the Western European consciousness. [Coumont C7.9 – listing the London 1850 edition; Cornell, p.104 – listing the London, 1850 edition; Besterman, p. 77 – listing the London edition].

      [Bookseller: Robert McDowell Antiquarian Books]
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        General Map of the South Eastern Portion of AustraliaÖ

      Sydney,: J. Carmichael, Kent Street North Sydney, 1850.. Dissected hand-coloured engraved map, backed on linen as issued, 920 x 810 mm., some toning and a few spots mostly to the linen, but very good, early manuscript notes to two of the rear panels; in the worn original brown cloth slip-case. Marvellous Sydney-printed map of New South Wales by the important engraver John Carmichael after the original design of Mitchell.One of the finest of the Colonial maps of Australian discoveries, this interesting map of southeastern Australia extends as far north as Rockhampton, and prominently features the discoveries of Mitchell himself. The map is particularly significant regarding the waterways of inland Australia, with a series of cross-sections of major rivers; Mitchell was driven to discover as much as possible about the river systems, as this map amply attests. It is also something of an anachronism, given that by 1850 when it was engraved inland exploration had continued at some pace, and it therefore represents a very personal view of Mitchell's work, a sort of de facto curriculum vitae centring on his earlier "Map of the Nineteen Counties" (see catalogue no. XXXX) and the tracks of his major expeditions.This is a fine example of the skill and artistry of the engraver John Carmichael. Carmichael was one of the most significant copperplate engravers working in Sydney from the 1820s, and built up a large clientele for his stock-in-trade of commercial advertising, trade cards, banknotes and, on occasion, maps. Carmichael, a deaf mute, arrived in Sydney in 1825, and became particularly associated with Sydney almanacs and guides, perhaps most notably Maclehose's Picture of Sydney of 1838. He first became acquainted with Mitchell around 1830, and the Surveyor General asked him to prepare his "Map of the Nineteen Counties" soon after, a task completed with the not uncommon Sydney expedient of begging ship's copper for the plates.

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        Specimens of Ornamental Art Selected from the Best Models of the Classical Epochs Plate #41. Painted Pillar and Groins at the Upper Chrch of St. Francesco, at Assisi. Painted by Giotto. 13th Century

      London: Thomas M'Lean, 1850. First printing Slight foxing to edges of paper- not effecting the richness of the image. A Near Fine Original Chromolithograph. Folio. 25.5 x 20 inches, 647.7 x 508 mm. Elegantly French-matted in natural rag (32 x 27 in, 812.8 x 685.8 mm). This fine and rare plate was printed in multiple colors, requiring up 20 separate stones, and finished by hand. The work was most likely executed by Wickelmann & Sons of Berlin, for which they received the Metal Prize at the Great Exhibition in 1851. Considered the very height of Victorian color printing, the work was designed by Lewis (Ludwig) Gruner, (1801-1882). Born in Dresden, Gruner became Prince Albert's trusted adviser on art and design, particularly concerning details on the noted Crystal Palace, and potential acquisitions for the newly formed the South Kensington Museum, which was to become the Victoria & Albert Museum in 1852. In addition, Gruner was mentor to Owen Jones, whose massive book production, which included his popular treatise entitled The Grammar of Ornament, influenced the very nature of color plate printing and Victorian book design. In his invaluable bibliography entitled Victorian Book Design & Colour Printing, (University of California Press, 1972), Ruari McLean states, In Lewis Gruner's Specimens of Ornamental Art, many of the polychromatic plates are the finest yet seen in Britain, the craftsmanship to produce which must have rivaled that of the original artists, who include Giotto and Michelangelo, (and Raphael). Dedicated to Prince Albert, the expressed purpose of the work was to provide examples of design and ornament for industry, and is clearly one of the most impressive achievements of mid-Victorian color printing. (Faber Birren Book Collection 207, McLean 120.)

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        [HALF-PLATE DAGUERREOTYPE OF YALE PROFESSOR JAMES HADLEY]

      [New York? nd, ca. 1850].. Oval daguerreotype, 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, in an attractive contemporary stamped gutta-percha frame, gilt, lined in red velvet. A few light spots. Near fine. A handsome daguerreotype of Yale professor James Hadley (1821- 72). Hadley was born in Fairfield, N.Y. and graduated from Yale in 1842. He was a philologist and professor of Greek there from 1851 to 1872. His son, Arthur T. Hadley, became president of Yale University. Hadley is depicted from the chest up, dressed in a suit and looking to the viewer's right.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Drawings faithfully copied from Nature at Naples

      N.p., n.p., n.d. , [c.1850] . and with Permission dedicated To the Right Honourable Sir William Hamilton... by his most Humble Servant Frederick Rehberg, Historical Painter in his Prussian Majesty's Service at Rome. [Together with;] Outlines of Figures and Drapery collected with Great Care from Antient Statues, Monuments, Basreleivos [sic] &c.... Quarto. Engraved frontispiece, title page and two series of 12 engraved plates, the latter series with titles. Very good indeed in the publisher's navy blue pebble-grained cloth, title - "Lady Hamilton's Attitudes - Drawn from Nature" - gilt to the upper board. A later impression collecting together Rehberg's record of Emma's famous "attitudes". Perhaps based on her experiences as the "living illustration" of Hygæa at Dr. Graham's infamous "Temple of Health", or perhaps developed as an exhibition of neo-classical culture for her husband, Sir William Hamilton, whatever the truth, the reputation of these postures spread Europe-wide, not least through the agency of Goethe who witnessed them on his trip to Italy in 1787; "After many years of devotion to the arts and the study of nature, to find the epitome of these delights in a young girl." The wonderfully self-referential frontispiece, the title page to the second part, shows Emma sketching herself as Agrippina using as a model the illustration from "Fores' Correct Costume..." - an alternate title for the present work - held out for her by a pair of winged putti.

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        Map Of The City Of Washington

      Washington, 1850. No Binding. Near Fine. 13 x 17 inches. Lithographed folding map in excellent condition. [Bound with:] The Stranger's Guide Or The Daguerreotype Of Washington, D. C. Compiled By E. S. Streeter. C. Alexander, Printer. 1850. In original, cloth over boards covers. 36pp., light foxing, else excellent. A scarce, very well preserved folding plan of the capital city along with a detailed, insightful guide to the city. The plan, showing the city divided into seven wards, locates commercial properties such as hotels and markets in addition to the expected public buildings and churches. An inset map at lower left shows the city in regional context. In addition to describing, as expected, the city's chief structures, the guide book also provides a surprisingly in depth account of the city's history and local ordinances, including the legal status of slaves.

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        A History of the Earth And Animated Nature.With an Introductory View of the Animal Kingdom, Translated from the French of Baron Cubier and Copious Notes Embracing Accounts Of New Discoveries In Natural History, A Life of the Author by Washington Irving and A Carefully Prepared Index To The Whole Work. In Two Volumes

      London, Edinburgh, And Dublin. A Fullarton and Co. 1850. Royal 8vo; Volume I. pp. [viii], livii, 536, 33 pages of plates; Volume II. pp.[iv], 541, 39 pages of plates; Vol. I. black and white frontispiece of Oliver Goldsmith, coloured vignette to half title page, Volume II, coloured vignette to half title page, list of plates, index; both volumes with marbled endpapers, gilt edges, half red leather bindings, raised bands, gilt decoration to spines, titles lettered in gilt on spines, very clean tight copies. A beautiful set with 72 superb engravings.

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        [Chart of the Coast of China, From the Canton River] to [the mouth of] the Yang Tze Keang

      London: William H Allen & Co, 1850. Steel-engraved map, southern sheet only (of 2). Good condition. 26 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches. The southern-most sheet of an engraved sea chart (issued in two sheets) of the coast of China from the Canton River to just north of the mouth of the River Min, with insets of the River Min to Fow-Chow-foo; Mouth of the Yung-Kiang; Mouth of the River Woo-Sung; Killon Harbour and Merope Bay; and River Woo- Sung to Shang-Hae. With latitude and longitude scales, compass roses, soundings, notes on tides throughout, some navigational advice, rivers and place names labeled in interior with notes on regional production. This chart, surveyed after the First Opium War (1839-42) and before the Second Opium War (1856-60), would have been of particular interest to the East India Company as they were deeply involved in China. Initially, all the tea the British comsumed in such vast quantities came exclusively from there. Until they began to import opium from India, the Company was suffering a huge imbalance of payment and loss of specie. So the opening of trade and legalization of opium in China, which were outcomes of the 2nd war, were matters of huge consequence to the East India Company and its supporters. John Walker, Junior, (1787-1873) was appointed Hydrographer to the Admiralty in 1808 and Geographer to the East India Company in 1847. Together with his brother Charles, he continued the family business started by his father, John Walker, senior, who was an assistant to Alexander Dalrymple at the Hydrographic Department as well as Hydographer to the East India Company in 1779. Two other sons, Michael and Thomas, both worked for the Admiralty as a hydographer and a draughtsman, respectively.

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        Konvolut von 373 Stahlstichen von England, Schottland und Irland. Überwiegend aus: Meyer's Universum. Hildburghausen, Bibliographisches Institut, um 1850. Je etwa 11 x 14 cm.,

      1850 - Mit Ansichten von Abbotsford (9), Alnwick Castle (6), Bamborogh Castle (5), Bellrock (3), Bernard Castle (8), Birmingham (8), Pavillon Brighton (4), Grand Terrace Brighton (6), Cambridge (6), Caernarvon Castle (4), Carrick-A-Bede (7), Eaton Hall (5), Conway Castle (5), Dublin (10), Durham Bischofspalast (5), Durham (4), Sunderland (4), Highstreet Edinburg (5), Schloss Edinburg (4), Hohe Schule Edinburg (6), Falmoth Harbour (7), Fingalshöhle (11), Fountain's Abtey (6), Giants Causeway (7), Greenwich (5), Howard Castle (5), Liverpool (6), Ansichten von London (43), Partie Richmand Park (5), Chelsea Hospital (7), Eisenbahn (6), Themse-Tunnel (6), Lowdore Cataract (5), Lowther Castle (4), Lyn-Jdwal (6), Manchester (8), Newcastle (6), Oxford (7), Pont-y-Monach (6), Portsmouth (5), Sheffield (8), St. Michaels Mount (7), Stonehenge (8), Theryn Castle (10), Wakeworth Castle (4), Brougham Hall (6), Windson Castle (8), Woolwich (5), und 30 weitere Stahlstiche.- Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        The Personal History of David Copperfield. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850., 1850. FIRST EDITION, bound from the part. Large octavo, original blind-stamped cloth lettered in gilt, yellow eps., with half-title, additional engraved title and 39 plates, tissue guards, 1 plate with closed tear affecting caption and just touching image, some foxing, mainly to plates. This copy in a variant unrecorded publisher's cloth with a more ornate/stylised blind-stamping to spine and borders (and without a central medallion), unlike that descibed by Smith, which features the square panelling to spine and straight line border with small corner devices. Cloth expertly repaired to spine tips, recased, some rubbing and minor discolour, faint ink name to pastedown, housed in a modern leather-tipped cloth slip-case. A very good copy. Mixed issue with early points thus; title engraving is dated, and page viii (preface) has the final 'i' misalined. The misprint 'screamed' is corrected in this copy ('screwed'), p.132, line 20. Charles Dickens' highly autobiographical novel, whose story is told almost entirely from the point of view of the first person narrator, David Copperfield himself; the first Dickens novel to do so. Hatton & Cleaver pp.253-272, Smith; Dickens in the Original Cloth. Listed in 100 Books That Shaped World History [Raftery, 2002]. Also The Observer; All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003], BBC Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003]. Listed in 100 Books That Shaped World History [Raftery, 2002]. Also The Observer; All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003], BBC Big Read (200 Best Novels) [2003].

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        HOUSEHOLD WORDS. Volumes I - XIX

      London:. 1850 - 59.. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 6-1/8". 1st volume edition (NCBEL III, 818). 19 volumes (complete).. Period black half-leather binding with marbled paper boards. Red leather gilt-stamped title label in 2nd compartment. Gilt hightlights.. General wear to bindings, mostly at extremities. Vol III with 1". split to top of front joint. Vol XVII lacking small piece of marbled. paper from bottom edge of front board. Perios pos to ffep. A solid,. attractive VG set.. From the beginning of his authorial career, Dickens wished to be an editor. This ambition fully realized with the weekly publication of HOUSEHOLD WORDS, earlier editorial attempts not succeeding as hoped. During its run, he made over 180 contributions including the first appearance of A CHILD'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND and HARD TIMES.

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        Memorials of the Empire of Japon in the XVI and XVII Centuries

      London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1850. First edition. Cloth. Spine darkened, head and heel lightly rubbed, small institutional bookplate to front pastedown, else a very good or better mostly unopened (uncut) copy. 8vo. Illus. with 5 plates of facsimiles (2 folding) and 1 folding map. Documents, including a description of Japan in the sixteenth century and the letters of William Adams, 1611-17. The supplementary material includes the 1849 annual report. Cordier, Bibliotheca Japonica 232.

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        In Memoriam / by Alfred Tennyson

      London : Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1850. 1st edition, 1st issue. Physical desc. : vii, 210 p. ; 17 cm. Referenced by Hayward: 246, and NCBEL: III, 414. Signatures : [A]p4s, B-Op8s, Pp2s (Pb2s blank) Subject: Hallam, Arthur Henry, 1811-1833 - Poetry. Elegiac poetry, English - 19th century. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked calf over matching boards. Bound by Riviere. Charles George Milnes Gaskell's copy. Panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression

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        IN MEMORIAM

      London: Edward Moxon, 1850.. vii,[1],210pp. Small octavo.Original brown cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. Pencil 1888 ownership signature of American collector Alfred T. White, spine extremities frayed, with some surface splitting along the upper joint; internally a very good copy. Cloth slipcase and chemise. First public edition (i.e. the second edition, after the privately circulated edition) of one of the most popular poems of its era, here with the earliest readings on pp. 2 and 198. An interesting association copy, bearing the bookplate of Royal Society historian and author, and Tennyson's brother- in-law, Charles Richard Weld (1813-1869), and bearing an inscription on the half-title: "The Countess of Rose In memoriam of great kindness received by C.R.W. Sepr. 1850." The recipient just may have been the 19th century Irish astronomer, Mary, Countess of Rose. HAYWARD 246. TINKER 2066.

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        In Memoriam

      London: Edward Moxon. VG : in very good condition with slipcase. Some occasional light pencil annotation to text and correction in pencil within. Signature of previous owner (Lord Monteagle) on fep. 1850. First Edition, First Issue. 20th century green morocco gilt in green morocco and board slipcase. vii, 210pp :: 170mm x 110mm (7" x 4") :: The first issue with misprints on pages 2 and 198, and without the inserted advertisements dated 1850. Includes half title. Signature of Lord Monteagle, formerly Thomas Spring-Rice M.P. for Limerick .

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        Map of South Australia, New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land

      London,: James Wyld, n.d. but circa, 1850.. Dissected hand-coloured engraved map, backed on linen as issued, 635 x 990 mm., some toning, but generally very good indeed; in the original brown cloth slip-case with the publisher Wyld's paper label to the front. A fine and very attractive map of the Australian colonies circa 1850, dedicated to Sir Thomas Mitchell and issued by the famous London map-maker James Wyld the younger, Geographer to Queen Victoria, who was based in Charing Cross. The main map shows what is now New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, but there is also a series of important insets including: "Plan of Sydney", "Van Diemens Land", "Western Australia" and "Adelaide" (the last evidently based on William Light's map of "The District of Adelaide").The Wylds seldom dated their maps, but a closely-related version of this map is thought to have been first issued in 1841; Tooley records six separate issues, and it is possible that this may in fact be another copy of Tooley 1421, despite only the handful of distinguishing features. The most likely date is in fact either 1849 or 1850 due to a combination of factors: Wyld added the premises at 2 Royal Exchange in 1846; an advertising label notes a map of the California goldfields; but this map, unlike some noted by Tooley, does not mention the Australian gold discoveries.Tooley, 1421 (see also 1416-20); Worms & Bayntun-Williams, 'British Map Engravers', p. 741.

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        The PERSONAL HISTORY Of DAVID COPPERFIELD

      London:: Bradbury & Evans,. 1850.. 8vo. 1st volume edition (Smith I, 76). 624 pp.. Handsomely bound by Bayntun in full-deep red morocco with elaborate gilt decorated spine, gilt dentelles & marbled eps. Invisible professional repair to rear joint leather. Gilt bust of Dickens to front board. AEG. Red cloth slipcase.. Unobtrusive 2" diagonal imperfection to lower left of front board,. otherwise a beautiful Nr Fine copy, with uncommonly clean text &. plates.. Dickens classic tale, now known to be primarily autobiographical. . Illustrated with frontis, vignette title-page & 38 plates by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz).

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        DAKOTA TAWAXITKU KIN, OR THE DAKOTA FRIEND [caption title]

      St. Paul: Published by the Dakota Mission, November 1850 - August 1852.. A total of eighteen issues, 4pp. each. Ten quarto issues from Volume 1, printed in three columns; eight folio issues from Volume 2, printed in four columns. Illus. The issues from Volume 1 interleaved and string-tied, issues from Volume 2 also interleaved. Edge wear and some tanning on exterior leaves. A couple faint old stains in each of the gatherings. On the whole, quite clean and in very good condition. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A nearly complete run of this very rare Dakota Mission periodical. Only twenty total issues of this monthly newspaper printed in the Dakota and English languages were published, and this collection of eighteen issues contains all but issues three and four (January and February 1851) from the first volume. The primary purposes of the paper were to educate the Dakota themselves, and to pass along information on the tribe to the American people. It ceased publication when the Dakota were removed from Minnesota under a treaty of 1851, which ceded all Sioux lands in Minnesota to the United States, and provided for the removal of the tribe further westward. The editor, Gideon H. Pond, was a prominent missionary to the Dakota Indians, arriving in Minnesota in 1834 and taking up the study of the Dakota language. With his brother Samuel, Gideon Pond helped develop the first Dakota alphabet (no dictionaries or grammars being available up to that time), and they went on to publish readers, grammars, and translations in Dakota, and taught the language to Stephen Return Riggs. The mission statement of the newspaper is printed in the first issue and reads (in part): "to diminish and remove the existing prejudice to education among them [the Sioux], by exciting in them a taste for reading and bringing into use that knowledge of letters which is already expressed by a few...It will be the object of the paper to bring before the Indian mind such items of news as will interest them, and any such matter as it is believed will be calculated to improve their physical, mental, and moral condition." The paper contains a great variety of news, information, and reports, including news from local villages and settlements - including obituaries, weddings, and baptisms - reports by missionaries, accounts of Dakota customs and myths, religious works, the text of treaties, language lessons, and engraved illustrations. One article describes a ball game played by the Dakota closely resembling lacrosse, and another gives a description of the origins and form of their medicine dance, while another brief notice relates the Winnebago's love of whiskey. Most of the articles are printed in both Dakota and English, though occasionally only in one or the other. Beginning with the seventh issue of the first volume, an illustration was incorporated into the masthead depicting Dakota children reading THE DAKOTA FRIEND, as a missionary and two Dakota adults look on. "There is much of interest to the philologist in this paper: lessons for learners, grammatic forms, vocabularies, &c." - Pilling. After a few months of publication, the newspaper experienced financial difficulty, and several changes were made, including enlarging the size of the paper from quarto to folio sheets, and raising the subscription rate from twenty-five to fifty cents. The paper was printed at the Chronicle and Register Office in St. Paul for its entire run, and the English language portion was edited by the Rev. Edward Neill. Publication ceased in August 1852 with Vol. II, No. 8, and a note in the final issue reads: "the Dakota Mission deems it unadvisable, while the Indians are so unsettled, to continue the FRIEND. If the prospect is more encouraging it will be resumed hereafter." Printing in Minnesota began in the summer of 1849, so this is a very early imprint indeed, and only the fifth periodical in an Indian language published in the trans- Mississippi West (following a Shawnee language paper printed in Kansas beginning in 1835, and two Cherokee and two Choctaw language papers printed in present-day Oklahoma in the 1840s). Pilling locates runs of THE DAKOTA FRIEND at the Library of Congress and Harvard, and OCLC adds runs (some incomplete) at The New York Public Library, Yale, Newberry Library (from the Ayer and Graff collections), Huntington Library, Chicago Historical Society, Minneapolis Public Library, Minnesota Historical Society, and University of Minnesota. A very rare and important early Indian language newspaper. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 3029. PILLING, SIOUAN, p.23. AYER, INDIAN LINGUISTICS (DAKOTA) 65. LITTLEFIELD & PARINS, pp.128- 31. GRAFF 988. SABIN 18286. OCLC 1644692.

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        Picturesque Sketches in Greece and Turkey

      Philadelphia, A. Hart, 1850. 1st Edition. Minor stains to the outer preliminary page edges, scattered marginal foxing. Description: xi, [13]-335 p. 20 cm. Subjects: Greece & Turkey--Description and travel. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Shoe and Canoe or Pictures of Travel in the Canadas: Illustrative of Their Scenery and of COlonial Life;With Facts and Opinions on Emigration, State Policy, and Other Points of Public Interest

      Chapman and Hall, London 1850 - 2 vols. in 1. 20 plates and 5 maps incl 2 foldouts. Missing one map (at end of vol. 1). Plate opposite TP, lightly foxed "Village of St Paul." Blue cloth cover, gold embossed design, gold page edges. Corners worn, but not too badly. Hinges cracked. Montreal bookseller's label - G. Ducharme. FEPS slightly smudged, inscription on FFEP. Pages in good condition, occasional light fox mark or stain, but generally clean and bright. A fascinating account of early travel in Canada. Bigsby was a British army surgeon and geologist posted to Lower Canada in 1818. He was assigned as a medical officer to the British Boundary Commission and toured the region investigating geological resources and surveying the boundary in the Lake Sinclair / Erie region and also the north of Lake Huron. His travel journal makes for interesting reading and includes detailed descriptions of landscape, native peoples and natural history; plates are based on his sketches on location. TPL 1426. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        El vizconde de Bragelona (El vizconde de Bragelonne)

      - Literatura inglesa.(821.111) H. de Mayol. Barcelona. 1850. 16 cm. 4 Vol; Vol I (475 p), Vol II (627 p), Vol III (804 p), Vol IV (739 p). Encuadernación en plena piel. Pasta española. Tercera parte de "Los tres mosqueteros". Traducción de Víctor Balaguer . Deslucido . MQ7 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ithaginis Geoffroyi. (Geoffroy's Blood-Pheasant).

      Lithograph coloured by hand, printed by J.E.C. Walter. London 1850-83. 35 x 54 cm. Matted.. From Birds of Asia

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        Konvolut von 152 Stahlstichen von Griechenland. Überwiegend aus: Meyer's Universum. Hildburghausen, Bibliographisches Institut, um 1850. Je etwa 9 x 14,5 cm.,

      1850 - Antiochia (7), Athen, vor den Ruinen des Jupiter-Tempels (4), Tempel der Minerva (4), Theseus-Tempel (9), Corfu (9), Corinth (6), Delphi (9), Elephanta (4), Ithaca (9), Marathon (3), Mytelene (8), Negroponte (4), Olympis (9), Der Piraeus (9), Salamis (12), Die Thermopylen (8), Sta. Maura (7). Dabei: 1 Lithographie 'Die Ebenen von Marathon'.- Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        volumes owned by Richard Watson Gilder and family

      New York 1850 - Horace Binney; Nicholas Biddle, An Eulogy on the Life and Character of John Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; Account of the Proceedings on Laying the Corner Stone of the Girard College for Orphans, on the Fourth of July, 1833 (Philadelphia, 1832-1836). Thick 8vo., twelve pamphlets (the majority related to Wesleyan University, Dickinson College, and other institutions) bound into one volume; covers detached. First editions. A Gilder family copy, owned by Richard Watson Gilder, the longtime editor of Century Magazine, with his library bookplate on the front endpaper and annotations on the back pastedown; also owned by RWG's father William Henry Gilder, with the Methodist clergyman's ownership signature on the front endpaper and handwritten index identifying each bound discourse, including "Account of the Proceedings of Girard College"; additionally owned by RWG's grandfather John Gilder, with his signature on the front endpaper and title page of "Eulogy." John, a member of the Pennsylvania legislature and chairman of the College Building Committee, laid the cornerstone of Girard College, and was mentioned in "Account of the Proceedings." A foundational Gilder family artifact [TOGETHER WITH] James Strong, Manual of Hebrew Grammar (Privately printed, circa 1856). 8vo., gray boards and cloth spine; detached. First edition, privately printed by Strong for class- room consumption. Richard Watson Gilder?s copy, inscribed: ?A Hebrew Grammar by James Strong, L.L.D. I was in the class for which the grammar was made when I was about twelve years old ? also to his Greek class, for which he made his Greek grammar R. W. Gilder, 11/4/1900,? on the front pastedown; with Gilder?s signature and library bookplate on the front endpaper and annotations throughout the text. [TOGETHER WITH] Epitome of Greek Grammar (New York: Privately printed, 1856). 8vo., brown cloth lettered in gilt; expertly restored spine, edge-wear. First edition, inscribed by Gilder: ?I was a youngster in the class for which this was made . R. W. Gilder?; with Gilder?s library bookplate below his inscription on the front endpaper; previously owned by RWG's father William Henry Gilder, with the Methodist clergyman's ownership signature and date, ?1/56,? on the front pastedown. Strong, the noted Methodist biblical scholar and educator, taught briefly at a seminary in Flushing, Long Island, where Richard Watson Gilder attended. Strong gave private instruction to classes in Hebrew and Greek, which led to his first literary labor, the preparation of this 83-page manual of Hebrew grammar, as well as Greek and Chaldee grammars, published between 1856 and 1869. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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