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         The Town Ho’s Story

      Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, New York 1851 - (Moby Dick) The Town Ho’s Story by Herman Melville. Contains the first appearance of any part of Moby Dick. Publisher: Harper’s New Monthly Magazine. Volume III June to November, 1851. Story appears on pages 658-665. This appearance later became Chapter 54 in Moby Dick. Binding is in modern 3/4 leather with marbled paper and is in fine condition. Paper labels. Contents clean. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #15-413. Price: $550. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Lohengrin Vocal Score 1851

      Lohengrin, romantische Oper in Drei Akten - Vocal score 1851, Leipzig, Breitkopf & Hartel. First edition of the vocal score in quarter leather and marbled binding. Excellent condition, 237 pages (pages 229-236 in facsimile), 10.25 x 13 inches.

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         The House Of Seven Gables

      Ticknor, Reed and Fields 1851 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy bound without the March ads. The book is in excellent condition and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth with the gold lettering present on the spine. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean with a nice owner's inscription to the front endpaper. There is NO marks or bookplates in the book. A superb copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Bruckberg, 4. X. 1851. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. An den Brockhaus-Verlag bei Übersendung des Manuskripts zu "Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbachs Leben und Wirken veröffentlicht von seinem Sohne Ludwig Feuerbach", zu dem nur noch zwei Stücke fehlten, darunter das "der Königin Caroline [.] überreichte Memoire über K. Hauser, worin F. mit seinem bekannten juristischen Scharfsinn es wahrscheinlich [.] macht, daß K. H. allerdings der sei, wofür ihn die bekannte Fama publica, namentlich in Baden, ausgegeben hat [.] Ich selbst habe an diesem Memoire dieses, aber auch nur dieses auszusetzen, daß selbst einige (frühere) Träume K. H.s zu den Indicien gezählt werden, doch dieß ist [.] gleichgültig: das Memoire gehört nothwendig zum Ganzen u. ist vielleicht in den Augen des allgemeinen Publicums das Allerwichtigste in der ganzen Sammlung [. ]." - Unveröffentlicht.

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         The Works of John Milton in Verse and Prose Printed from the Original Editions with a Life of the Author

      London: William Pickering, 1851. Octavo. A beautiful set and considered the best set by Pickering in eight volumes with the life of the author by Rev. John Mitford, title pages printed in red and black, portrait frontispiece of Milton, a few folding illustrations, which includes a Pedigree of Milton showing his family tree as well as a facsimile of the agreement between Milton and Symens for the copyright sale of Paradise Lost. Some of the text is written in Latin, Greek and old English. Internally, all books are exceptionally fresh and free from foxing. Handsomely bound iby M.M. Holloway in full polished calf, boards are doubled ruled in gilt with corner flourishes, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, double red morocco spine labels gilt, marbled endpapers, inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, Volume one has just a bit of a burnt spot to rear board along outer edge otherwise this set is fine. From the library of Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks, 1st Baron Tweedmouth with his "Advance with Courage" bookplate. Marjoribanks was responsible for developing the then, new breed of dog , the golden retriever. A superb set.

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         Moby-Dick; or, The Whale.

      New York Harper & Brothers 1851 - First Edition of "Moby Dick" In A Beautiful Pictorial Binding MELVILLE, Herman. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First American edition (first published in three volumes in London under title: The Whale). Octavo size in twelves (7 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 187 x 124 mm). xxiii, [1, blank], 634, [1, "Epilogue"], [1, blank], [6, ads] pp. Beautifully and pictorially bound in full modern blueish-green morocco. Onlaid with a sperm whale in beige polished calf. The whale has been harpooned twice, with the harpoons as tooled gilt. One harpoon is attached to a small boat in brown and tan polished calf, which is being pulled under the morocco "water" by the whale. The whale is diving and it's tale appears to be out of the water. Front and back boards double ruled in gilt. Front board with gilt anchor corner devices. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. All board edges gilt and gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Internally very clean with just a few minor spots of foxing and an occasional finger smudge. Bound without final blank. Overall a beautiful copy in a fantastic binding. Arguably the greatest single work in American literature, Moby-Dick was initially "a complete practical failure, misunderstood by the critics and ignored by the public; and in 1853 the Harper’s fire destroyed the plates of all his books and most of the copies remaining in stock (only about 60 copies of Moby-Dick survived the fire). [Nevertheless,] Melville’s permanent fame must always rest on the great prose epic of Moby-Dick, a book that has no equal in American literature for variety and splendor of style and for depth of feeling" (D.A.B. XII, pp. 522-526). This American edition contains 35 passages and the Epilogue omitted from the English edition (The Whale, published in October of the same year; the first American edition appeared in December). "Moby Dick is the great conundrum-book. Is it a profound allegory with the white whale the embodiment of moral evil, or merely the finest story of the sea ever written?" (Grolier, 100 American). "The publishers used as their text Melville’s original manuscript. The Whale, as issued in London, was set from New York sheets, with Melville’s alterations" (BAL). "This book was expurgated for publication in England, the American text containing thirty-five passages not included in Bentley’s edition" (Sadleir, Excursions in Victorian Bibliography, p. 339). BAL 13664. Grolier, 100 American, 60. HBS 67670. $16,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A Narrative of the Kaffir War of 1850 51 52

      First edition. Frontispiece & 7 plates. 8vo. Modern full morocco, gilt. 310pp. London, Pelham, Richardson,

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         Antiguedades Peruanas. Tomo I.- Texto

      Imprenta Imperial de la Corte y del Estado, Viena 1851 - xiv,328 p.,(1)h. de grabado ; 28x23 cms. Portada con viñetas. Frontispicio grabado, Cubierta orlada. Incluye citas y notas a pie de página. Lomo con roturas en extremos. Puntas con desgastes. Manchita en punta superior de primeras páginas que no afectan texto. Quechua / Incas / Historia del Perú Prehispánico ( A-262-GR-22) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         [Handwritten Journal of a British Traveler]: "Travels in the United States and Upper and Lower Canada in the Summer of 1851"

      Near Fine. Small folio. Quarter calf and decorated paper over boards, with lined blank blue leaves. Spine and boards both rubbed, small split at the lower joint of the front board, but sound and very good or better; internally fine. Ownership signature of the author ("Thomas V. Tyson"); later penciled note: "Ex library of Prof. Ayscouth (Leeds Univ.)." The book consists of 136 numbered pages written in ink in a very clearly legible hand undertaken in the Summer of 1851, comprising of about 50,000 words. The account begins:"Having occasion to visit New York City in the Month of July 1851 I started on a three month tour through the most populous and interesting sections of the United States and Canada, particulars of which are contained in the following pages - But first, let me attempt a description of the great metropolis of America NEW YORK."Tyson devotes the first 11 pages to a thorough and lively description of the city (note that this large and rather densely written volume probably consists of approximately four hundred words to the page). He provides an accurate and detailed physical description of the harbor ("Its appearance is generally more lively & bustling than that of Liverpool, but it arises mostly from the constant arrivals & departures of emigrants & travelers..."); the streets, and particularly Broadway ("...which contains many large, magnificent & handsome shops, indeed some of the finest in the United States. It is a very long street & tolerably straight but not as wide as it would lead a stranger to suspect."). Tyson proves himself more than a little opinionated. Around City Hall he mentions: "Chatham Street... well known to New Yorkers from the number of Jews located there, many of whom are Jewelers or Clothiers, but all of them possess the same subtlety and cunning which render them so notorious in English cities."He goes on to discourse at some length about the Bowery and especially in some detail about that "... class of young men somewhat reckless and depraved, or at all events wickedly inclined & generally intent upon mischief, especially those of the Bowery, or the 'Bowery C-Boys' ... who are usually foremost in any affray & ever present at scenes of excitement & danger. ... they are as mad and violent as Irishmen, always headstrong & unruly... ." Tyson describes New Yorkers as the best dressed people in the world, even the Irish, although it means little "...who although not a saving or provident race, always take care to have a good suit of clothes on their backs ... the most low & degraded in the city do manage, somehow or other, to dress remarkably well."The women of New York do not escape Tyson's scrutiny: "The Ladies are reported to be very beautiful creatures, but in my opinion they did not appear to be even beautiful. Some there are, certainly, whose charms are transcendent, but they are very rare, for nearly all of them are ordinary looking, thin, & delicate, with a squeamishness & affected modesty, which is pitiful to see." Unlike the lovely and rosy Englishwomen with whom he is acquainted they "...do not possess that roundness of form which is so desirable in the fair sex." However, he does concede that, like the Irish, they are well-dressed.Tyson goes on to lodge traditional complaints about the New York City waiters and publicans in oyster bars and eating saloons who are apparently abrupt, gruff, and lacking in the proper degree of servility and modesty: "You are considered to be equal only to themselves, & your birth, power, wealth or talent, make no difference in their eyes." Further: "They seem to consider any little act performed for you a noble condescension on their part, & sometimes stare at you so audaciously & with such a bull dog fierceness, that you begin to think they really would, if they possibly could, bite off your head at once, & expect your best thanks for such a commendable performance." Tyson describes the cabs, omnibuses and traffic, the continuous architectural changes, and discourses at some length on tenement life, the working poor, thieves, vagabonds, and beggars: "already the mendicants are very numerous & a source of great annoyance to the public." He expounds in detail on the depraved and unhygienic living conditions of the Irish and other foreigners. He has much to say about the energetic but uneducated young business men who work long hours but spend their scant spare time in drinking, gambling, and recklessness. And this is just in the first five pages.He further opines on the German and Dutch populations of the City - they are well-behaved and supportive of their own community; of the availability of trashy literature, mostly "...the foulest novels of the French authors, the very scum of literature; but it is eagerly sought... ." He comments at length about the profusion of oyster bars and their appearance and lavish appointments. He likes the oysters, "American oysters, generally, are large, fat & delicious" but decries the American habit of cooking them rather than eating them raw. Of the suburbs he likes Hoboken, Williamsburg, and Staten Island, but finds Brooklyn a counterpoint to Manhattan, "being almost as dirty... ." He sums up the population of the city thus: "The inhabitants of New York, generally are, as has been already mentioned, active, energetic, & persevering, but at the same time uncomfortable & restless. They are too quick, too busy, both at meals & at work."Tyson then begins a peripatetic passage through the Northeast and New England and provides the same perspective and detailed commentary on the places he visits: New London, Norwich, and Worcester, (providing brief mentions of each), on his way to Boston, to which city he devotes eight pages, a city where he is especially comfortable, comparing it to an English city or town: "The citizens incline much to British habits & are very respectful & attentive to strangers, forming a great contrast to the New Yorkers & differing from them in many respects." He mentions: "It is certainly true that some of the streets are narrow & crooked, but it is nevertheless an admirable city and a delightful place in which to reside; and any imperfection in the streets is more than compensated for by the remarkably clean state in which they are continually kept. In this respect it is far cleaner than any town I have ever seen... and no one can look upon it with dislike or speak unfavorably of it." After a survey of the architecture and the merchants of the city he mentions: "Boston is quite a literary city & will be considered as such by the perambulating stranger, who will perceive at a glance the Book Shops & Newspaper Offices are extremely numerous." Further, "Literary eminence is Boston is the test of a person's rank, & not, as in New York, abundance of wealth." He likes the women, too, comparing them to Englishwomen. He also compares the railways and horse carriages of Boston favorably to those of New York, which he rants about at some length. He mentions: "Boston is well known to be a stronghold of the abolitionists, & has amongst its population a considerable number of colored people, who generally reside together in a district bordering on Cambridge." He approves of the partial ban in the city on smoking cigars and tobacco, and devotes nearly half a page to those poor wretches forced to find refuge to smoke in the parks.From there Tyson travels by railway to Providence to which he devotes five pages, but finds little to admire in the architecture: too many wooden houses. About the city: "It has a goodly number of Colored residents, who are as in most other Cities of the free states kept to the meanest employment, & receive the meanest equivalent for their services." He finds the residents healthy and attractive, "looking much like the English. The men are robust & active & the females remarkably pretty & fresh looking." He believes the city will improve and prosper but "...the Factory people, generally, are worked as bad as, if not worse than the slaves. Fourteen hours a day... ." Leaving Providence he visits Newport (three pages) and then returns to New York.From there he takes a steamboat to Perth Amboy, makes a brief visit to Burlington, New Jersey (one page: "Considered to be the prettiest town in the State of New Jersey) in route to Philadelphia (seven pages), "one of the most regularly laid out & handsomely built in the world," and onwards to Baltimore (eight pages), both cities of which he provides a detailed description. Of Baltimore: "The city contains... a considerable number of negroes, both enslaved & free; and the stranger will now have opportunities of studying ... this dusky race." And he does, mentioning "In all probability the institution of slavery will become extinct in the Maryland in the course of a few years. In Baltimore it is fast dying away."On his return passage through Philadelphia (devoting a single page to Trenton, New Brunswick, and Newark), and on to Albany (five-and-a-half-pages), a page-and-a-half to Troy, and six pages to Saratoga Springs. A half page each to Schenectady and Utica, two pages to Syracuse, two pages to Oswego, one page to Rochester, four pages to Buffalo, and eight pages to Niagara Falls. From there he proceeds to Canada to which he devotes close to forty pages: Queenston (one page), Lake Ontario (one page), and Toronto (three pages), which reminds him much of England in architecture, dress style, and manner, then moving on to Kingston (two pages). He was particularly captivated with the Thousand Islands (seven pages): "They well deserve all the praise that has been lavished upon them for more beautiful islands are rarely seen... ." Tyson traveled on an overnight ferry along with the Lord Bishop of Toronto: "He was dressed in black & wore a peculiar hat turned up at the sides & tied there, giving him quite a clerical appearance. He was a very jovial old man for a Bishop, laughing frequently and conversing much."Montreal (nine-and-a-half pages) impressed Tyson with architecture, never mind its numerous Catholic Cathedrals: "Nearly half of the inhabitants are of French extraction & most of them are Catholic; so also are most of the Irish, who are very numerous at Montreal, & who get an accession to their numbers every year by the British Ships bound for Quebec ... Hence we may conclude that the Catholic religion will always prevail at Montreal." Quebec (eleven-and-a-half pages) in contrast Tyson found quite difficult to navigate physically due to its unusual geography: "I was quite surprised with the peculiar aspect of Quebec, which is singularly situated; part of it being on the top of a rugged & rocky mountain ... In one part of the City, I mounted, successively, 5 flights of steps; Quebec, in fact, is all up hill & down, rendering it, in my estimation, a very disagreeable place to reside in & I am at a loss to conceive how the Citizens get along the streets during the winter season."Upon returning to the United States he visits Burlington, Vermont (one page), Bellows Falls (four pages) Springfield, Massachusetts (one-half page), Hartford (two pages), and New Haven (eight pages) which he finds thoroughly beautiful and where he makes some interesting observations, among them: "The students of Yale College are in no respects different from those of other Colleges. Being quite as thoughtless & quite as jovial. One Sunday evening, just at dusk, I heard a group of them singing the very popular negro song 'Poor Old Ned'. It was sung with great gusto & with great vehemence & evidentially without any regard for the Sabbath Eve. There has recently been a fierce & disgraceful fight between some of these students and the Fireman of the City. It originated thus: - the students & Firemen met each other on the footpath of the Park, & a student, probably thinking that Fireman had no business there pushed one of them rudely away. This was, of course, resented by his companions, and a regular melee ensued."Returning to Massachusetts he visits Lynn (one-half page), Salem (one-and-a-half pages), Newburyport (about six pages), and Lowell, where he mentions the many female mill workers: "This is called the 'City of Spindles' from the number of Factories which it contains. It is the Manchester of the United States & employs a considerable number of females, hundreds of whom may be seen, during the dinner hour, going to & fro, dressed very neatly & very modest & affecting in appearance."Finally Tyson completes his journey (or at least his journal) via Steamboat to Charleston, South Carolina (four pages), where his observations make a fine contrast to his more northerly travels. He notes "Although the metropolis is a slave state, there is not much to offend the eye in Charleston. The slaves are tolerably well looked after & many of them clad very decently. They seemed to me to be a quiet & contented set, but their quietness & contentment, in all probability, from the state of ignorance in which they are kept. Their owners know that 'knowledge is power' & they consequently take very great care that the poor slaves possess neither. I saw some, not many though, whose habiliments were so wretched & themselves worn out with labor, decrepit & unsightly -- such objects it would be well to remove from the public eye... as there is a workhouse in the place they ought to retire there in their old age & end their days in quietness."Tyson goes on to describe a local law where British subjects with black skin are imprisoned if visiting Charleston, and if they do not pay for their own incarceration are "... sold at once into slavery... ." After mentioning various epidemics caused by the climate, particularly Yellow Fever, the Journal abruptly ends. With no removed pages, and the last third of the journal blank, one wonders what prompted the energetic Tyson to abandon his ruminations. While we could not identify Tyson beyond contradiction, we believe we have run him to ground. A death certificate exists for Thomas Tyson (1816-1896), an omnibus driver who died in the Walton Workhouse outside of Liverpool, and as our Thomas Tyson closely observes the omnibus service in each city he visited, and as he references Liverpool on several occasions in the text, we think it at least likely he is the same man. Additionally a Letter to the Editor by the aforementioned Thomas Tyson, about the lot of omnibus drivers, appeared in both the Pall Mall Gazette and The New York Times in 1883, and reveals an intelligent and literate correspondent. If this is indeed our Thomas Tyson he would have been about 35 when he made his visit to America.An excellently observed, intelligent, extremely lively, and opinionated journal, one could quote many more interesting passages, and it is certainly of a quality that might invite publication.

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         Stranded Vessel for Sale - "London Packet"

      Glasgow, 1 November 1851. Packet ship broadside for the auction sale of Glasgow schooner called 'London Packet' to take place six days after this announcement, on 7 November 1851, in the harbour of the historic seaport village of St. David's situated very near to Inverkeithing, Fife. 8vo. Single leaf printed document, watermarked, measuring approximately 28 x 20 cm. An exceptionally rare example of an in situ auction for a vessel. Lovely and rare broadside from Scotland during the Golden Age of Sail to announce the sale of a Scottish packet ship which had then been recently stranded on the notorious Beamer Rock. The public auction was to begin at noon, 7 November 1851, in the harbour where the vessel sat in situ, in the historic village of St. David's. The vessel was part of the early sailing fleet of William Sloan & Co., a notable Scottish firm established in 1825 and operating the largest fleet in Glasgow by 1848. The principle owners of the firm were Scottish chemist and industrialist Charles Tennant (1768-1838) who discovered bleaching powder and founded an industrial dynasty in Scotland, and his daughter's son William Sloan who became a leading shipper. If one entertains superstition, the name "London Packet" may have carried some misfortune in this fleet. Their first vessel to bear this name was a sloop built in 1825, one of the three original vessels invested in, and was lost at sea in 1835. "London Packet (2)" was the schooner described above, built in 1837 and evidently stranded at Beamer Rock in 1851. It is not known who purchased her at the auction, but in 1854 she was sold to a J. Barrie of Arbroath. Three years later on 27 July 1857 she was abandoned in the North Sea on a fateful passage from Stettin to Ipswich. The origins of firm William Sloan & Co. date to 1825 when William Sloan, nephew of chemical manufacturer Charles Tennant, began transporting products for his uncle's company St. Rollox Chemical Works. In 1825 a group of investors had purchased three ships to transport the products from this company to Glasgow to Newcastle, Hull and London. Presumably using the firm's three vessels, Sloan operated his transport service under the name of St. Rollox Shipping Company. In 1831 William Sloan purchased a number of shares of his first ship, the Glasgow Packet. In 1848, William Sloan and Charles Tennant joined in partnership and began trading as William Sloan & Co. to augment the fleet and expand cargo and passenger service. They operated a number of schooners and sloops such as London Packet [named here], Glasgow Packet, Hope, St Rollox, Charles Tennant, John Tennant, Ann Gibson, Thames, Christina, Countess of Mar, James Paxton, Mercury, Hull Packet, Gratitude, Sibella, and others. At the beginning of the 1840's, the company owned and operated 15 vessels, and in 1848 they had the largest fleet in Glasgow, running 19 vessels. In 1851, the company purchased its first steamship, which sailed between Glasgow and London until 1859. A weekly steamer service was introduced by the company in 1852, and in the same year the WS & Co. purchased the Thames and Clyde Screw Shipping Company. Several steam vessels would be purchased and put into operation in the 1850s and into the following decades. Contemporary to this document, circa 1851/52, William Sloan & Co. also became agents for the Glasgow Screw Steam Ship Company who were offering service between Glasgow and London. In 1858 Sloan added a service from Glasgow to Belfast, Britsol and Swansea. With the increase of steamships, the original fleet of sailing vessels was steadily reduced until the last one was sold in 1866. In 1891 the firm acquired Robert Henderson & Company of Belfast. William Sloan died in 1910, his own nephew George remaining as the last survivor of the original partners. Two ships were lost to enemy action during the Great War and by 1918 only six ships were owned. After the war, vessels were purchased and operations resumed in full force. More than a century after its founding, in 1958, William Sloan & Co. was purchased by Coast Lines Ltd. Originally spelt "Bimar Rock", a tower on Beamer Rock was built in 1826 on the small rocky hazard in the Firth of Forth between Lothian and Fife, close to Port Edgar, and guards the entrance to Rosyth dockyard and the inner Forth. Only 6 metres (20 feet) high, it was intended as a day marker as it could not accommodate a light keeper. The tower had a curved wave-washed design which had been used before on the more impressive Eddystone and Bell Rock Lighthouses. A fixed white light would be mounted on the tower in 1892, forty-one years after the above described nautical incident. The light was visible for 9 nautical miles. The tower was removed in 2011. The development of the industrial harbour of St David's began in 1752 when Sir Robert Henderson, laird of Fordell, purchased a small piece of ground facing the Firth of Forth where he built a harbour for exporting coal from his Fordell pits. A village subsequently emerged, which was called St Davids. In the late twentieth century, the village would be replaced with a new modernised town called Dalgety Bay. The latter was named for the true original village on the site, preceding the village of St David's and built on the site of the 12th century St Bridget's Kirk, and removed by order of the Earls of Moray towards the end of the 18th century. Today Dalgety Bay is a dormitory suburb of Edinburgh. Less than 3 miles from St David's [now Dalgety Bay] is Inverkeithing, a town in Fife, Scotland, located on the Firth of Forth. Packet ships, packet liners, or simply packets, were sailing ships in the early 1800s which departed port on a regular schedule. The typical packet sailed between American and British ports, and the ships themselves were designed for the North Atlantic, where storms and rough seas were common. The first of the packet lines was the Black Ball Line, which began sailing between New York City and Liverpool in 1818. The sail packets were eventually replaced by steamships, and the phrase "steam packet" became common in the mid-1800s. These were the predecessor to the fast and glamorous clipper ships.

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         [Handwritten Journal of a British Traveler]: "Travels in the United States and Upper and Lower Canada in the Summer of 1851"

      Near Fine. Small folio. Quarter calf and decorated paper over boards, with lined blank blue leaves. Spine and boards both rubbed, small split at the lower joint of the front board, but sound and very good or better; internally fine. Ownership signature of the author ("Thomas V. Tyson"); later penciled note: "Ex library of Prof. Ayscouth (Leeds Univ.)." The book consists of 136 numbered pages written in ink in a very clearly legible hand undertaken in the Summer of 1851, comprising of about 50,000 words. The account begins:"Having occasion to visit New York City in the Month of July 1851 I started on a three month tour through the most populous and interesting sections of the United States and Canada, particulars of which are contained in the following pages - But first, let me attempt a description of the great metropolis of America NEW YORK."Tyson devotes the first 11 pages to a thorough and lively description of the city (note that this large and rather densely written volume probably consists of approximately four hundred words to the page). He provides an accurate and detailed physical description of the harbor ("Its appearance is generally more lively & bustling than that of Liverpool, but it arises mostly from the constant arrivals & departures of emigrants & travelers..."); the streets, and particularly Broadway ("...which contains many large, magnificent & handsome shops, indeed some of the finest in the United States. It is a very long street & tolerably straight but not as wide as it would lead a stranger to suspect."). Tyson proves himself more than a little opinionated. Around City Hall he mentions: "Chatham Street... well known to New Yorkers from the number of Jews located there, many of whom are Jewelers or Clothiers, but all of them possess the same subtlety and cunning which render them so notorious in English cities."He goes on to discourse at some length about the Bowery and especially in some detail about that "... class of young men somewhat reckless and depraved, or at all events wickedly inclined & generally intent upon mischief, especially those of the Bowery, or the 'Bowery C-Boys' ... who are usually foremost in any affray & ever present at scenes of excitement & danger. ... they are as mad and violent as Irishmen, always headstrong & unruly... ." Tyson describes New Yorkers as the best dressed people in the world, even the Irish, although it means little "...who although not a saving or provident race, always take care to have a good suit of clothes on their backs ... the most low & degraded in the city do manage, somehow or other, to dress remarkably well."The women of New York do not escape Tyson's scrutiny: "The Ladies are reported to be very beautiful creatures, but in my opinion they did not appear to be even beautiful. Some there are, certainly, whose charms are transcendent, but they are very rare, for nearly all of them are ordinary looking, thin, & delicate, with a squeamishness & affected modesty, which is pitiful to see." Unlike the lovely and rosy Englishwomen with whom he is acquainted they "...do not possess that roundness of form which is so desirable in the fair sex." However, he does concede that, like the Irish, they are well-dressed.Tyson goes on to lodge traditional complaints about the New York City waiters and publicans in oyster bars and eating saloons who are apparently abrupt, gruff, and lacking in the proper degree of servility and modesty: "You are considered to be equal only to themselves, & your birth, power, wealth or talent, make no difference in their eyes." Further: "They seem to consider any little act performed for you a noble condescension on their part, & sometimes stare at you so audaciously & with such a bull dog fierceness, that you begin to think they really would, if they possibly could, bite off your head at once, & expect your best thanks for such a commendable performance." Tyson describes the cabs, omnibuses and traffic, the continuous architectural changes, and discourses at some length on tenement life, the working poor, thieves, vagabonds, and beggars: "already the mendicants are very numerous & a source of great annoyance to the public." He expounds in detail on the depraved and unhygienic living conditions of the Irish and other foreigners. He has much to say about the energetic but uneducated young business men who work long hours but spend their scant spare time in drinking, gambling, and recklessness. And this is just in the first five pages.He further opines on the German and Dutch populations of the City - they are well-behaved and supportive of their own community; of the availability of trashy literature, mostly "...the foulest novels of the French authors, the very scum of literature; but it is eagerly sought... ." He comments at length about the profusion of oyster bars and their appearance and lavish appointments. He likes the oysters, "American oysters, generally, are large, fat & delicious" but decries the American habit of cooking them rather than eating them raw. Of the suburbs he likes Hoboken, Williamsburg, and Staten Island, but finds Brooklyn a counterpoint to Manhattan, "being almost as dirty... ." He sums up the population of the city thus: "The inhabitants of New York, generally are, as has been already mentioned, active, energetic, & persevering, but at the same time uncomfortable & restless. They are too quick, too busy, both at meals & at work."Tyson then begins a peripatetic passage through the Northeast and New England and provides the same perspective and detailed commentary on the places he visits: New London, Norwich, and Worcester, (providing brief mentions of each), on his way to Boston, to which city he devotes eight pages, a city where he is especially comfortable, comparing it to an English city or town: "The citizens incline much to British habits & are very respectful & attentive to strangers, forming a great contrast to the New Yorkers & differing from them in many respects." He mentions: "It is certainly true that some of the streets are narrow & crooked, but it is nevertheless an admirable city and a delightful place in which to reside; and any imperfection in the streets is more than compensated for by the remarkably clean state in which they are continually kept. In this respect it is far cleaner than any town I have ever seen... and no one can look upon it with dislike or speak unfavorably of it." After a survey of the architecture and the merchants of the city he mentions: "Boston is quite a literary city & will be considered as such by the perambulating stranger, who will perceive at a glance the Book Shops & Newspaper Offices are extremely numerous." Further, "Literary eminence is Boston is the test of a person's rank, & not, as in New York, abundance of wealth." He likes the women, too, comparing them to Englishwomen. He also compares the railways and horse carriages of Boston favorably to those of New York, which he rants about at some length. He mentions: "Boston is well known to be a stronghold of the abolitionists, & has amongst its population a considerable number of colored people, who generally reside together in a district bordering on Cambridge." He approves of the partial ban in the city on smoking cigars and tobacco, and devotes nearly half a page to those poor wretches forced to find refuge to smoke in the parks.From there Tyson travels by railway to Providence to which he devotes five pages, but finds little to admire in the architecture: too many wooden houses. About the city: "It has a goodly number of Colored residents, who are as in most other Cities of the free states kept to the meanest employment, & receive the meanest equivalent for their services." He finds the residents healthy and attractive, "looking much like the English. The men are robust & active & the females remarkably pretty & fresh looking." He believes the city will improve and prosper but "...the Factory people, generally, are worked as bad as, if not worse than the slaves. Fourteen hours a day... ." Leaving Providence he visits Newport (three pages) and then returns to New York.From there he takes a steamboat to Perth Amboy, makes a brief visit to Burlington, New Jersey (one page: "Considered to be the prettiest town in the State of New Jersey) in route to Philadelphia (seven pages), "one of the most regularly laid out & handsomely built in the world," and onwards to Baltimore (eight pages), both cities of which he provides a detailed description. Of Baltimore: "The city contains... a considerable number of negroes, both enslaved & free; and the stranger will now have opportunities of studying ... this dusky race." And he does, mentioning "In all probability the institution of slavery will become extinct in the Maryland in the course of a few years. In Baltimore it is fast dying away."On his return passage through Philadelphia (devoting a single page to Trenton, New Brunswick, and Newark), and on to Albany (five-and-a-half-pages), a page-and-a-half to Troy, and six pages to Saratoga Springs. A half page each to Schenectady and Utica, two pages to Syracuse, two pages to Oswego, one page to Rochester, four pages to Buffalo, and eight pages to Niagara Falls. From there he proceeds to Canada to which he devotes close to forty pages: Queenston (one page), Lake Ontario (one page), and Toronto (three pages), which reminds him much of England in architecture, dress style, and manner, then moving on to Kingston (two pages). He was particularly captivated with the Thousand Islands (seven pages): "They well deserve all the praise that has been lavished upon them for more beautiful islands are rarely seen... ." Tyson traveled on an overnight ferry along with the Lord Bishop of Toronto: "He was dressed in black & wore a peculiar hat turned up at the sides & tied there, giving him quite a clerical appearance. He was a very jovial old man for a Bishop, laughing frequently and conversing much."Montreal (nine-and-a-half pages) impressed Tyson with architecture, never mind its numerous Catholic Cathedrals: "Nearly half of the inhabitants are of French extraction & most of them are Catholic; so also are most of the Irish, who are very numerous at Montreal, & who get an accession to their numbers every year by the British Ships bound for Quebec ... Hence we may conclude that the Catholic religion will always prevail at Montreal." Quebec (eleven-and-a-half pages) in contrast Tyson found quite difficult to navigate physically due to its unusual geography: "I was quite surprised with the peculiar aspect of Quebec, which is singularly situated; part of it being on the top of a rugged & rocky mountain ... In one part of the City, I mounted, successively, 5 flights of steps; Quebec, in fact, is all up hill & down, rendering it, in my estimation, a very disagreeable place to reside in & I am at a loss to conceive how the Citizens get along the streets during the winter season."Upon returning to the United States he visits Burlington, Vermont (one page), Bellows Falls (four pages) Springfield, Massachusetts (one-half page), Hartford (two pages), and New Haven (eight pages) which he finds thoroughly beautiful and where he makes some interesting observations, among them: "The students of Yale College are in no respects different from those of other Colleges. Being quite as thoughtless & quite as jovial. One Sunday evening, just at dusk, I heard a group of them singing the very popular negro song 'Poor Old Ned'. It was sung with great gusto & with great vehemence & evidentially without any regard for the Sabbath Eve. There has recently been a fierce & disgraceful fight between some of these students and the Fireman of the City. It originated thus: - the students & Firemen met each other on the footpath of the Park, & a student, probably thinking that Fireman had no business there pushed one of them rudely away. This was, of course, resented by his companions, and a regular melee ensued."Returning to Massachusetts he visits Lynn (one-half page), Salem (one-and-a-half pages), Newburyport (about six pages), and Lowell, where he mentions the many female mill workers: "This is called the 'City of Spindles' from the number of Factories which it contains. It is the Manchester of the United States & employs a considerable number of females, hundreds of whom may be seen, during the dinner hour, going to & fro, dressed very neatly & very modest & affecting in appearance."Finally Tyson completes his journey (or at least his journal) via Steamboat to Charleston, South Carolina (four pages), where his observations make a fine contrast to his more northerly travels. He notes "Although the metropolis is a slave state, there is not much to offend the eye in Charleston. The slaves are tolerably well looked after & many of them clad very decently. They seemed to me to be a quiet & contented set, but their quietness & contentment, in all probability, from the state of ignorance in which they are kept. Their owners know that 'knowledge is power' & they consequently take very great care that the poor slaves possess neither. I saw some, not many though, whose habiliments were so wretched & themselves worn out with labor, decrepit & unsightly -- such objects it would be well to remove from the public eye... as there is a workhouse in the place they ought to retire there in their old age & end their days in quietness."Tyson goes on to describe a local law where British subjects with black skin are imprisoned if visiting Charleston, and if they do not pay for their own incarceration are "... sold at once into slavery... ." After mentioning various epidemics caused by the climate, particularly Yellow Fever, the Journal abruptly ends. With no removed pages, and the last third of the journal blank, one wonders what prompted the energetic Tyson to abandon his ruminations. While we could not identify Tyson beyond contradiction, we believe we have run him to ground. A death certificate exists for Thomas Tyson (1816-1896), an omnibus driver who died in the Walton Workhouse outside of Liverpool, and as our Thomas Tyson closely observes the omnibus service in each city he visited, and as he references Liverpool on several occasions in the text, we think it at least likely he is the same man. Additionally a Letter to the Editor by the aforementioned Thomas Tyson, about the lot of omnibus drivers, appeared in both the Pall Mall Gazette and The New York Times in 1883, and reveals an intelligent and literate correspondent. If this is indeed our Thomas Tyson he would have been about 35 when he made his visit to America.An excellently observed, intelligent, extremely lively, and opinionated journal, one could quote many more interesting passages, and it is certainly of a quality that might invite publication.

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         Nouvelle collection de Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de France depuis le XIIIème siècle jusqu'à la fin du XVIII°

      Guyot Frères, Lyon et Paris 1851 - Demi veau de l'époque, un peu frottés Trente-deux volumes grand in-8. Accrocs à quelques coiffes . Seconde édition rare et bien complète en 32 volumes. Jolie série en reliure uniforme de l'époque pour cet somme monumentale sur l'histoire de France. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary quarter calf, a little rubbed 32 large 8vo Some caps chipped . Second rare edition. Complete in 32 volumes 96g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Gleanings, Pictorial and Antiquarian, on the Overland Route By the Author of "Forty Days in The Desert "

      London, Virtue & Co., 1851 1st edition. Hardback, 10 x 6.5 inches. In full dark maroon morocco leather binding. Raised banding, gilt lettering and gilt decorations to spine, with gilt panelled decorations and 'elephant' vignette to front. Gilt decorative board edging and inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers, all page edges gilt. In very good condition. Some rubbing to extremities; corners and edges of boards, raised banding and edges of spine. Endpapers darkened, small chip to leading edge of front endpaper. Steel plates darkened with some heavy foxing, some minor darkening to pages opposite, else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 256pp. 28 Steel engravings including frontis, decorative title page and Map. Plus 23 Woodcut illustrations within text.

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         Geologie der Schweiz. Erster Band Mittelzone und südliche Nebenzone; Zweiter Band Nördliche Nebenzone der Alpen. Jura und Hügelland. Mite Gebirgsdurchschnitten und einer geologischen Übersichtskarte (farbig gedruckt, mehrfach ausfaltbar)

      Bern und Zürich, Stämpflische / Schulthess., 1851-1853. - IV, 1 Bl., 485 S., zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text und 1 farbigen Faltkarte; VII, 497 S., zahlreichen Abbildungen im Text. Erste Ausgabe des ersten Übersichtswerk über die Geologie der Schweiz in ordentlichem Bibliotheksexemplar mit Stempel auf und verso Titel. Unterschiedlich gebunden. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 8° Halbleine, bzw. Halbleder der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Papierrückenschild. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Autograph letter signed.

      Ste Pélagie, 2. X. 1851. - 8vo. 3½ pp. on bifolium. To an unnamed addressee ("cher et ancien collègue"). Proudhon had been transferred to Sainte-Pélagie, near his family; for him it was like being a prisoner in his own room, since he was not even allowed his three days of monthly leave. He could only see his wife and talk to her from his window. "[.] Comme si j’étais aux arrêts dans ma chambre [.] J’ai répondu que je me considérais comme prisonnier de guerre, non comme coupable mis en pénitence; que je sortais sur parole, c’est-à-dire sous la condition de rentrer à l’heure dite, et de ne me mêler en rien à la politique [.] et que je n’entendais subir aucune prescription qui pût changer le caractère de la détention politique, telle que je la conçois et la comprends. [In the ministry,] on veut absolument que je sois un criminel, et que je me tienne pour tel. Si on use de modération envers ma personne, [.] c’est qu’on espère obtenir ma conversion. Prisonnier de guerre! Cela sonne mal aux oreilles du Gouvernement, qui, comme l’Église, se croit infaillible, et hors de lui, ne voit qu’erreur et délit [.]". - Furthermore, he talks about the role of fathers in society and of wives: "[Je suis] double père de famille [.] avec la plénitude de l’existence, il me semble que j’ai acquis une plénitude de volonté, de force, et d’idée, que nul célibataire n’obtiendra jamais. [.] ce qui a fait la force incomparable du Peuple Romain, pendant 6 siècles, c’est que ces gens-là, soldats, consuls, sénateurs, etc., étaient tous pères de famille; [.] nous n’avons plus ce caractère. On se marie par intérêt, ou par amour; on se marie pour être riche, ou pour nager dans la volupté. Double erreur, double insulte au mariage. [Women should be] simples, matrones, laborieuses, sévères, retirées, modestes, et soumises [.] Il n’y a plus de pères de famille en France: et je vois approcher le jour où la France ne sera plus une nation [.]. - On headed paper.

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         Guild of Literature and Art

      1851 - Prospectus of a new endowment, in connection with an insurance company, for the benefit of men of letters and artists. First edition. 8vo. Original unstitched self-wrappered 16-page booklet. London, Bradbury & Evans. The Guild of Literature and Art was an institution established by Dickens and Edward Bulwer Lytton for the benefit of authors, actors and artists who fall upon hard times. This Prospectus was never 'published' as such; instead it was distributed to members of the Guild. Condition is very good, there are three small stab holes near the spine, indicating that this was once bound into something and there is wear along the 'spine', (which is to say the fold of the outer most leaf). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A New Map of England & France. The French Invasion; or John Bull, bombarding the Bum-Boats.

      1851 - London: Henry George Bohn, 1851. Coloured etching. 350 x 260mm. A satirical map of England, shown divided into counties, with Durham sporting the face of George III with Northumberland his nightcap, East Anglia his knee, Kent his foot and Sussex his buttock. The king is voiding his bowels on the French bumboats (derived from the Dutch for a canoe, 'boomschuit', and meaning a small boat used to ferry supplies to ships moored offshore) trying to cross the Channel. The caricature was drawn and etched by James Gillray (under the pseudonym 'John Schoebert') and originally published by Hannah Humphrey in 1793, at a time when England was in terror of an invasion by the French revolutionaries. In among the bombardment are the words 'British Declaration', referring to George's promise to return Toulon (held by Royalists aided by British and Spanish forces) to French on the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy. This example, printed from the original plate, was published in Bohn's 'Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray', the most complete edition of Gillray's work, including the coarser 'Suppressed Plates'. British Museum Satires 8346.

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         Bosquejo de Costa Rica

      La Nación Ingresar Registrarme Suscribirme SUSCRIBIRME Inicio El País Puro Deporte Sucesos Economía Opinión Viva El Mundo Ciencia Tecnología Data Diálogos Áncora Revista Dominical Teleguía Brandvoice Somos Célebres Videos Blogs Negocios Publicaciones Emisoras Productos GN Anúnciese Estados Financieros Condiciones de uso Políticas de privacidad Archivo El bosquejo de Felipe Hace 160 años En 1851, en Nueva York, se publicó el primer libro de historia acerca de Costa Rica 6 noviembre, 2011 Pantalla completa Reproducir 1 de 2 B osquejo de la República de Costa Rica seguido de apuntamientos para su historia con varios mapas, vistas y retratos es el extenuante título de la versión definitiva del libro fundacional de nuestro pasado. Lo escribió Felipe Molina Bedoya, un ilustre intelectual guatemalteco que dedicó los últimos quince años de su vida al servicio del Estado costarricense. Buch ist innen mit einigen Flecken versehen (s. Bilder). Auf der Vorderseite oben rechts ein Fleck (s. Bild). Rückseite mit Streifen. Karten und Panoramabilder komplett. Im Zweifel bitte anfragen! In case of any doubt please ask before purchase. I speak spanish too.

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         Handbuch zur Kenntniß Ungarns, ferner: Siebenbürgens, der serbischen Woiwodschaft, des Temescher Banates, Slavoniens, Croatiens, der k. k. Militairgrenze und des ungarischen Litorales. : in historisch-geographisch-statistischer, in topographischer, ökonomischer, industrieller und commercieller Beziehung, insbesondere mit einer erschöpfenden Darstellung der ganzen Auswanderungsangelegenheit, und für Auswanderer nach jenen Ländern speziell eingerichtet und verfaßt / von Julian Chownitz (J. Chowanetz)

      Bamberg Buchner\'sche Buchhandlung, 1851. Mit einer gefalteten lithographischen Karte und 8 Falttabellen. 8° Halbleinenband der Zeit mit Rückenschild Engelmann 1004,- Umfangreiche Beschreibung Gebiets, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Auswanderungsmöglichkeiten für Auswanderer. Das letzte Kapitel mit einem Vergleich der Möglichkeiten für Neuansiedler in den USA und Ungarn. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         Guild of Literature and Art

      Prospectus of a new endowment, in connection with an insurance company, for the benefit of men of letters and artists. First edition. 8vo. Original unstitched self-wrappered 16-page booklet. London, Bradbury & Evans.

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         OEUVRES COMPLETES DE BUFFON EN 20 VOLUMES

      1851 - Tomes 1 à 20:Oeuvres complètes de Buffon revues par A.Richard avec la classification comparée de Cuvier,Lesson et des extraits de Daubenton. In-8 reliures demi-cuir rouge d'époque,dos avec auteur,tomaisons,titres et caissons richement ornés de dorures,Paris,Administration de librairie,1851,nombres de pages variable.Portrait de Buffon en frontispice du tome 1,4 cartes dépliantes,une table de l'ordre des chiens,6 planches de figures et une gravure en noir ainsi que 90 planches d'illustrations en couleurs.Coins frottés,bords parfois,quelquefois des rousseurs mais peu sur les gravures,l'état d'ensemble reste bon. Prévoir frais d'envoi supplémentaires. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Moby-Dick; or, The Whale.

      First Edition of "Moby Dick" In A Beautiful Pictorial BindingMELVILLE, Herman. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851.First American edition (first published in three volumes in London under title: The Whale). Octavo size in twelves (7 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 187 x 124 mm). xxiii, [1, blank], 634, [1, ìEpilogueî], [1, blank], [6, ads] pp.Beautifully and pictorially bound in full modern blueish-green morocco. Onlaid with a sperm whale in beige polished calf. The whale has been harpooned twice, with the harpoons as tooled gilt. One harpoon is attached to a small boat in brown and tan polished calf, which is being pulled under the morocco "water" by the whale. The whale is diving and it's tale appears to be out of the water. Front and back boards double ruled in gilt. Front board with gilt anchor corner devices. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. All board edges gilt and gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Internally very clean with just a few minor spots of foxing and an occasional finger smudge. Bound without final blank. Overall a beautiful copy in a fantastic binding.Arguably the greatest single work in American literature, Moby-Dick was initially ìa complete practical failure, misunderstood by the critics and ignored by the public; and in 1853 the Harperís fire destroyed the plates of all his books and most of the copies remaining in stock (only about 60 copies of Moby-Dick survived the fire)... [Nevertheless,] Melvilleís permanent fame must always rest on the great prose epic of Moby-Dick, a book that has no equal in American literature for variety and splendor of style and for depth of feelingî (D.A.B. XII, pp. 522-526). This American edition contains 35 passages and the Epilogue omitted from the English edition (The Whale, published in October of the same year; the first American edition appeared in December).ìMoby Dick is the great conundrum-book. Is it a profound allegory with the white whale the embodiment of moral evil, or merely the finest story of the sea ever written?î (Grolier, 100 American).ìThe publishers used as their text Melvilleís original manuscript. The Whale, as issued in London, was set from New York sheets, with Melvilleís alterationsî (BAL).ìThis book was expurgated for publication in England, the American text containing thirty-five passages not included in Bentleyís editionî (Sadleir, Excursions in Victorian Bibliography, p. 339).BAL 13664. Grolier, 100 American, 60.HBS 67670.$16,500

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         Moby Dick Herman Melville 1st edition/1st printing 1851

      Harper and Brothers 1851 - This book is in good condition. There are two bookplates in the front a library stamp in the front and rear and a library mark to the spine. There is foxing throughout. There is some fading to the spine. The book comes with a custom made slipcase with the title printed in gilt on the spine. This is a first edition printed by Harper and Brothers in 1851. It is a true First Edition, First Printing with six pages of ads and a blank final leaf. While it is not known exactly how many copies of this book were made, it was not initially successful, and so the book did not have a large printing. The book became even more scarce after a fire at Harper and Brothers destroyed many of the unsold copies in 1853. A very hard to find copy of Melville's classic work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         1851 1ed Schoolcraft Indian Tribes Illustrated Native American Creek Languages

      Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo, 1851. First edition - 1851 1ed Schoolcraft Indian Tribes Illustrated Native American Creek Languages Henry Rowe Schoolcraft was an early American ethnologist and expert on Native American culture. He was well-known for his Congress-commissioned study on United States Indian tribes beginning in 1851. The content of this set was considered ‘valuable scholarship’ by critics and included accurate illustrations by Eastman. In order to make the work more accessible, the Smithsonian Institute added an index in 1954. This work is considered the most extensive work on Native Americans published in the 19th-century, and, according to Field contains “a vast mass of really valuable information and has indeed performed a very important service for Indian history, in collecting and preserving an immense amount of historic data. Vocabularies of Indian languages, grammatical analyses, legends of various tribes, biographies of chiefs and warriors, narratives of captivities, histories of Indian wars, emigrations, and theories of their origin, are all related and blended in an extraordinary manner.” This part depicts the geography and landscape of the plains Indians, language, arts and tools, traditions, hunting and food preparation, medicine, and much more! Field notes "A very large number of beautiful steel engravings, representative of some phase of Indian life and customs, are contained in the work, but the most valuable of its illustrations are the drawings of weapons, domestic utensils, instruments of gaming and amusement, sorcery and medicine, objects of worship, their sculpture, paintings, and fortifications, pictograph writing, dwellings, and every form of antiquities" Item number: #1961 Price: $1500 SCHOOLCRAFT, Henry Rowe Historical and statistical information, respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States. Part I. Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo, 1851. First edition Details: • Collation complete with all pages: [xviii], [13]-568 o Illustrated with 76 plates • References: Sabin 77849; Field, 353; Howes S 183; • Provenance: Bookplate – Edward Willard Deming • Language: English • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure • Size: ~13.25in X 10.75in X 2.5in (33.5cm x 27.5cm x 6.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1961 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         MODO DI DIRIGERE I PALLONI AEROSTATICI.

      Tipografia di Pietro Agnelli, 1851. In-8 p. (mm. 195x126), mz. pelle coeva, tit. oro al dorso, conservata brossura orig., pp. 21, con 1 tavola, litografata e più volte ripieg. f.t., che illustra un areostato composto di 3 parti: il pallone - il telaio - il timone. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Boffito, pp.162-163: "L'A. era ingegnere architetto, e dimostra una certa originalità in questo suo volumetto, dove fa pure alcune buone osservazioni sovra i sistemi di dirigibilità, specialmente sull'uso inutile delle vele. Il suo sistema si appoggia al principio d'approfittare dell'urto che riceve dall'aria un corpo che cade nell'atmosfera. Oggi si direbbe che il Cernuschi cercò di accoppiare l'aeroplano al dirigibile, il più pesante al più leggero.. Quanto alla salita propone una mongolfiera ad aria rarefatta, ossia a fuoco, protetta però da rete metallica.. perchè più facilmente maneggevole, e per non essere in balia del vento manovra il telaio piano in senso contrario a quello di discesa, cioè se la vela in discesa è inclinata verso levante, in salita per continuare lo stesso cammino dovrà essere inclinata a ponente. Pensa poi che il telaio coll'albero possa servire di paracadute..". Solo qualche lieviss. fioritura, altrimenti esemplare ben conservato.

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         Stadtplan den Vororten Käfertal, Feudenheim u. Neckarau ('Grund-Riss von der Grossherzoglich Badischen Hauptstadt Mannheim sammt der ganzen Feldgemarkung, nach dem Stand von 1851.').

      - Lithographie v. W. Würmell in Mannheim, dat. 1851, 64 x 45 Schefold 30125. - Unter dem Stadtplan beidseitig Erklärungen und ein weiterer Stadtplan von Neckarau. - Oben rechts Titel.

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         A Tour in South Africa

      with Notices of Natal, Mauritius, Madagascar, Ceylon, Egypt and Palestine.First edition. Frontispiece, folding coloured map & 5 plates, with 2 illustrations in text. 8vo. Modern half morocco, gilt. xii, 492,16ads.pp. London, John Snow,

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         Dahomey and the Dahomans Being the Journals of two Missions to the King of Dahomey and Residence in His Capital

      First edition. 2 vols in 1. Four hand-coloured & 5 tinted lithographs, with 3 further woodcut plates. 8vo. Original cloth, minor wear. xii, 244, v, 248pp. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans.

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         NATURALIS HISTORIAE VOL III IV V VI

      HAMBURGI ET GOTHAE: FRIDERICI ET ANDREAE PERTHES, 1851 1955. RILEGATO. BUONO. 15 22. USATO

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         Eigenh. Brief mit U. Köln, 16. VII. 1851.

      1851. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1805-1884): "Meinen besten Dank [...] für die freundliche u. schmeichelhafte u. interessante Zusendung. Ich habe Ihr Gedicht mit vielem Vergnügen gelesen, es enthält spannende und musikalische Situationen. Wenn ich nicht näher darauf eingehe u. es Ihnen beifolgend wieder zusende, so geschieht dies hauptsächlich weil ich mit einer Arbeit beschäftigt bin, welche mich noch Jahr u. Tag in Anspruch nimmt. Auf so weit hin wird es mir aber unmöglich mir u. vollends einem Autor gegenüber irgend eine künstlerische Verpflichtung zu übernehmen - es bleibt mir daher nur übrig Ihrem Werk einen guten Komponisten zu wünschen [...]". - Ferdinand von Hiller war ab 1850 Stadtkapellmeister in Köln, wo er zudem bis 1884 dem Konservatorium vorstand.

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         Biographie universelle ancienne et moderne ou dictionnaire de tous les hommes . Ouvrage rèdige par plus de 300 collaborateurs.Bruxelles, Meline, Cans et Compagnie , 1851.

      Bruxelles, Meline, Cans et Compagnie 1851 - Ventuno parti in dieci grossi volumi di cm. 27,5, oltre 11.000 pp. complessive. Solida legatura coeva in mezza tela con titoli in oro ed impressioni decorative impresse a secco al dorso. Minimi segni del tempo. Bell'esemplare, nel complesso fresco e ben conservato. Monumentale dizionario biografico importante bibliograficamente poiché le voci, oltre a dettagliate notizie biografiche, contengono menzione delle opere a stampa (titolo e anno di edizione). Cfr. Kvk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Historical and Statistical Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States (Parts 1 & 2)

      Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co, 1851, 1852. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. The first two volumes of a series of six. Original full morocco with ornate gilt stamping and edges and apparent original star-patterned white endpapers edged in gilt, binding apparently unrestored. First edition. (Both published by L. and Grambo, not later imprint. Vol. 1 with full title. Sabin L. 77849, Howes S-183.) Very Good, internally better, very clean and bright. Covers rubbed, spines darkened and a bit stained, worn at extremities (especially foot of Vol. 1) and along edges with exposed tips. Gift inscription on both volumes' title pages. Vol. 1 cover splitting along gutter but binding intact. A disorganized, beautifully-illustrated, bewildering array of observations on Native North Americans commissioned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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         Rare Broadside for the Auction Sale of Glasgow Schooner Called 'London Packet', Stranded at Treacherous Beamer Rock.

      Glasgow, 1 November 1851, 1851. Packet ship broadside for the auction sale of Glasgow schooner called 'London Packet' to take place six days after this announcement, on 7 November 1851, in the harbour of the historic seaport village of St. David's situated very near to Inverkeithing, Fife. 8vo. Single leaf printed document, watermarked, measuring approximately 28 x 20 cm. Slight creasing, one unobtrusive small chip to lower margin, otherwise in Very Good condition, presenting an exceptionally rare example of an in-situ auction for a vessel. Lovely and rare broadside from Scotland during the Golden Age of Sail to announce the sale of a Scottish packet ship which had then been recently stranded on the notorious Beamer Rock. The public auction was to begin at noon, 7 November 1851, in the harbour where the vessel sat in situ, in the historic village of St. David's. The vessel was part of the early sailing fleet of William Sloan & Co., a notable Scottish firm established in 1825 and operating the largest fleet in Glasgow by 1848..

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         COLTON'S TOWNSHIP MAP OF THE STATE OF OHIO

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1851. Folding pocket map, 24 x 28 inches, with full period color. "Drawn by George W. Colton. Engraved by J. M. Atwood." Census table for 1840 and 1850 in upper right. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Sales label for Colton on inside front cover. Cloth slightly sunned, else near fine. Large vignette of the Ohio state capitol. First edition of an early, handsome, large-scale state map by Colton & Company. Later editions appeared with the title, COLTON'S RAILROAD AND TOWNSHIP MAP. Not in Rumsey. KARROW 2:1907.

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         VIAGE LITERARIO Á LAS IGLESIAS DE ESPAÑA. 11 vol.

      Madrid: Imp. de la Real Academia de la Historia, - 1902.- 1851 - 11 vol ( 250 p. aprox por volumen), 20,5 x 13 cm.- Rústica. Tomos I, II, II, IV, V, VIII, IX, X, XV, XVI y XVIII. Intonso. Buen estado. ESPAÑA Religion [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         History of General Sir Charles Napier's Administration of Scinde, and Campaign in the Cutchee Hills.

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1851. Octavo. Original dark grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blind-stamped panelling to covers. Illustrated frontispiece with tissue-guards, 12 tinted plates depicting perspective views, 3 maps of which 2 are folding. Contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper, later ownership inscription to front pastedown. Foot of spine slightly bumped, top joints of covers slightly split, extremities slightly worn, top corner of some pages creased. A very good copy. First edition. William Napier was the brother of Charles Napier, who had conquered and administered Sindh and been a leading figure in British India prior to his resignation over his disagreements with Governor-General Lord Dalhousie. William Napier published both an account of the conquest of Sindh and the present volume, a praising account of Charles Napier's administration of the province. William Napier was deeply concerned with his brother's reputation and would later write a four volume biography of him; in all his works, Charles Napier is presented as a fine soldier and statesman who had been gravely wronged.

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         Tallis's Illustrated Plan of London and its Environs in Commemoration of the Great Exhibition if Industry of All Nations, 1851.

      1851 - London, John Tallis & Co., 1851. Coloured. Dissected and laid on linen as originally issued, total 550 x 750mm. Linen backing replaced. A very decorative and detailed map of London, extending to Hammersmith in the west, clockwise to Cricklewood, Hampstead, Stamford Hill, Leytonstone, Greenwich, Peckham, Battersea Rise and Parson's Green. Around the edges are 49 views of buildings including, of course, the 'Crystal Palace' of the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park. HYDE: 22.

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         Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume III June to November 1851 [Moby-Dick, The Town-Ho's Story]

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1851. Hardcover. Good. Half leather binding over textured floral patterned cloth. Volume III, June to November. A handsome volume, which contains the story "Town's Ho" by Herman Melville, which would later become Chapter 54 in Moby Dick. Contains the first of any material from Moby Dick to ever be published. In Good+ Condition. Contents firmly bound. Former owner name penned to front free end paper, and in pencil on title page. No marking in text, though pages show heavy foxing throughout. Boards show rubbing and edge wear. Solid binding, with beautiful raised bands and gilt stamping at spine still strong. An impressive volume of historical note.

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         Opérations du Neuvième corps de la Grande Armée en Silésie, sous le commandement en chef de S.A.I. le prince Jérôme Napoléon, 1806-1807.

      Corréard,, Paris, 1851 - Due volumi di cm. 20, pp. xvi, 382; (4) 145 (5). Con 9 carte topografiche stampate su carta forte e più volte ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e fregi in oro. Esemplare genuino ed in stato di conservazione molto buono. Edizione originale, rara. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Prometheus Bound, and Other Poems; including Sonnets from the Portuguese, Casa Guidi Windows, etc.

      C.S. Francis & Co; Boston: J.H. Francis, New York 1851 - vi, [vii-viii], [9]-234, [6 ad] pp. 8vo. First American edition of Sonnets from the Portuguese. First American edition of Sonnets from the Portuguese, among the finest love songs in English, first published in London the year before; it is also the first American edition of Casa Guidi Windows. Though Fields brought out an edition of E.B.B.'s poems the year before, it did not include either. This copy bears the ownership signature of John C. Hoadley, succesful businessman, amateur poet, book collector, and brother-in-law to Herman Melville. (Melville was a great admirer of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and turned to her verse for a model when he began writing his own.). Barnes E3. Provenance: John C. Hoadley, Lawrence, Mass, April 16th, 1852 (ownership inscription) Publisher's brown cloth ruled and decorated in blind, spine lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. Expert restoration to spine ends, but otherwise a clean, fine copy vi, [vii-viii], [9]-234, [6 ad] pp. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Catacombes de Rome. Architecture, peintures murales, lampes, vases, pierres précieuses gravées, instruments, objets divers, fragments de vases en verre doré, inscriptions, figures et symboles gravés sur pierre. Ouvrage publié par ordre et aux frais du gouvernement, sous la direction d'une commission composée de MM. Ampere, Ingres, Merimee, Vitet, membres de l'Institut.6

      Paris, Gide et J. Baudry éditeurs 1851 - Voir nos visuels, les 6 forts volumes (reliés en 5), très rare, Paris, Gide et J. Baudry éditeurs, 293 planches (sur 325 prévues), 1851 + volume 6, 222 pages, 1855. Superbes lithographies et chromolithographies gravées par Engelmann, Lemercier. Avec cachet à froid. Vol. 1 Architecture Peintures Murales - 58 planches (en feuilles sous chemise, 1 déchirée et réparée), Vol. 2 - 66 planches (1 en double page), Vol. 3 et 4 (reliés) - 59 + 33 planches (page de titre détachée), Vol. 5 Inscriptions gravées sur pierre - 78 planches, Vol. 6 Description des planches. In-plano (45 x 62 cm, 43 kg), reliures demi-cuir différentes (usures, accrocs), gardes marbrées, vol. 1 sous chemise, nombreuses piqures et rousseurs plus ou moins étendues. Très fort et rare ensemble, expédition en 2 colis, nous consulter pour les envois vers l'étranger. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         15 BÃnde Novellen und Dichtungen [Leather Bound] [Jan 01, 1851] Heinrich Bschokke's

      [Leather Bound] [Jan 01, 1851] eine RaritÃt fÃr Sammler und Liebhaber.mit khardcover altersbedingten Gebrauchsspuren. Komplett in 15 BÃnden.

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        Language of the Aboriginies of Victoria,

      1851 - and other Australian Districts; With parallel Translations and familiar specimens in Dialogue, as a guide to Aboriginal Protectors, and others engaged in ameliorating their condition. First edition. 12mo. Contemporary black moire cloth. vi, 60, [2]pp. Melbourne, Daniel Harrison, A lovely copy of the first edition. A trained botanist and gardener, Bunce emigrated to Hobart in 1833. He established a nusery at Launceston before moving to Port Phillip in 1839. His study of Aboriginal languages commenced on a trip he made to Western Port that same year. Bunce had accompanied Leichhardt into the interior and left an account of his exploits. A letter from Leichhardt is included at the end of this work. Later editions were published in 1856 and 1859, the latter (labelled the second edition) turns up from time to time, this is the first copy of the 1851 edition we've held. Ferguson, 7662. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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