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         Works. New editions. 19 titles in 20 vols.

      G. Routledge & Co; Chapman & Hall. 1851-60 - Fronts; occasional spotting and dusting; one or two gatherings sl. proud. Uniformly bound in contemp. half maroon calf, blocked in blind, spines dec. in gilt, dark green leather labels. Armorial bookplates of Charles Dickens in two volumes, and with ?From the Library of Charles Dickens? label in all vols. A collection of Bulwer's novels from the library of his friend and colleague Charles Dickens. The Catalogue of Dickens?s Library (Sotheran's, 1870), p.74, offers this at £2. 15s. The nineteen titles in this collection are: My Novel (2 vols), Pelham, The Last Days of Pompeii, Ernest Maltravers, Alice (Ernest Maltravers, part II), The Caxtons, The Last of the Barons, Paul Clifford, Godolphin, The Pilgrims of the Rhine, Night and Morning, Zanoni, Harold, Leila, Lucretia, The Disowned, Devereux, Eugene Aram, and Rienzi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Du Problème de la misère et de sa solution chez les peuples anciens et modernes.

      Guillaumin, Paris 1851 - 3 vol. in-8 de (4)-474 pp. ; (4)-473 pp. ; (4)-580 pp., demi-veau blond, dos lisse orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin violine (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Exposé depuis l'Antiquité de la misère et de son traitement institutionnel par l'avocat Moreau-Christophe qui fut nommé inspecteur général des prisons de la Seine en 1830. I. Peuples anciens II. Mosaisme, Christianisme, Moyen Age III. Peuples modernes. Réformateur exigeant, ennemi des philanthropes, fervent partisan d'une normalisation répressive qui jouera un rôle important dans l'organisation de la seule prison spécifiquement pour mineurs, la Petite Roquette, Moreau-Christophe (1799-1883) réorganisa totalement le système penitentiaire français, après avoir étudié les prisons de divers pays européens et des Etats-Unis. Manque à Einaudi ; Granier 155. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         [Hoffmann, Heinrich] Konig Nussknacker; und der arme Reinhold. Ein Kindermahrchen in Bildern von Heinrich Hoffmann

      Frankfurt am Main: Literairische Anstalt (Rütten & Löning), ca 1851. Brown cloth spine, pictorial paper covered boards. A childhood story in pictures. With a hand-colored title page, 33 half-page hand-colored woodcuts. Illustrated cardboard. Heinrich Hoffmann's second picture book. Hoffmann let the toy figures, which he had bought (probably for his children) during a trip to Nuremberg, now coming to life in a fabulous way. -Heinrich Hoffmann (1809-1894) was a physician and treated patients suffering from pancreatic cancer. In Frankfurt, he had a new clinic for psychiatry, in which the patients were not blocked off, but treated, a tremendous novelty for that time. On the whole, in spite of some wear and aging, the book is well preserved.

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         Photographic Researches and Manipulations, Including the Author's Former Treatise on Daguerreotype.

      Holman & Gray, Lexington 1851 - 12mo. Quarter black calf with compartments and gilt lettering and marbled paper over boards. iv, 200pp. Very good. Tight-hinged and fully handleable, though mildly edgeworn and with marbled boards rubbed; text block lightly age toned and occasionally foxed; contemporary ownership signature on front pastedown, same on inner flyleaf and pencilled at top of title page; ca. 1900 bookplate on front pastedown. First of this edition, tight and fairly nice, being a revised edition of his 1850 "Treatise on Daguerreotype." In 1851, upstate New York minister Levi L. Hill (1816-65) caused controversy when he claimed to have developed a process to create color photographs, which he called "heliochromes" (and which soon became personalized to "Hillotypes"). It wasn't until 1856 that Hill published his "Treatise on Heliochromy" to explain the process, but a daguerreotypist got the book banned on grounds of libel and all but a few were pulped. Hill's process was long discredited, then forgotten, although recent scientific tests show that his convoluted process works somewhat. A decent copy of this seldom seen rarity. A second edition, revised and enlarged, was issued in 1854 by Myron Shew in Philadelphia, and this later edition too is extremely scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Atlas de Geographie Militaire. 34 von 40 Karten (laut Inhaltsverzeichnis) eingebunden.

      Publie par Furne, ohne Jahresangabe (Vorwort datiert 1. octobre 1851),, Paris, - roter neuer (Kunst-) ledereinband 1 Sete Vorwort, 2 Seiten Inhaltsverzeichis, Kartenteil mit 29 Taf., 12 Textseiten (Statistiken), 4°, 17 Tafeln mit einem bis 4 Plänen, 10 doppelseitige Tafeln mit kolorierten Pläne, 1 doppelseitiger s/w Plan. Folgende Karten laut Inhaltsverzeichnis fehlen: 3. France Geographie, 4. France par deparments et divisions miltaires, 14. Frontier Du Nord et Belgique 16. Basin superior de la Seine aves le plan des fortification de Paris, 17. Frontiere du Rhin et pays adjacents . 20. Europe cebtrale physique et militaire, comprenant les bassins du Rhin,du Weser . , Stadtplan Lorient mit Fehlstelle (herausgechnitten), 12 Seiten Statistische Tabellen am Ende des Buches (randlich knapp beschnitten), letzte Seite mit mit Textverlust (erster Buchstabe), Statistische Tabellen 1 – 17 vorhanden, Tabellen 18 bis 24 fehlen. Vorwortseite braunfleckig, Seite mit Inhaltsverzeichnis mit randlichem Feuchtigkeitsrand, einige Seiten randlich gebräunt,

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         The Process of Thought. Adapted to Words and Language. Together with a Description of The Relational and Differential Machines.

      Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1851 - xvi + 77pp + ads. A remarkable work which discusses ideas underlying the modern concepts of artificial neural networks, namely the electrical representation of sensing the world and interacting with it, and the application of logic and probability to make predictions. Alfred Smee published a number of works on "electro-biology", but this one is one which will immediately strike the modern reader as being surprisingly relevent to the 21st century, and the use of AI in computer science. Smee, trained as a physician, was a fellow of the Royal Society, the inventor of Smee's battery and a durable writing ink, and a consulting surgeon specializing in diseases of the eye at the London Institution. He had a son, Alfred Hutchison Smee, a physician who cultivated orchids and created hybrids - the orchid Saccolabium smeeanum is named for him. Condition: Covers very work, with tape repairs to spine. Internally, pages about very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Die beiden Schlösser zu Baden, ehemals und jetzt. Eine Erinnerungsgabe seiner königlichen Hoheit des Großherzogs Leopold von Baden für die Freunde deutscher Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte

      mit 1 Stahlstichporträt als Frontispiz, 3 lithographische Tafeln und 5 teils mehrfach gefalteten lithographischen Tafeln, sowie zahlreichen Holzstich-Illustrationen im Text, VIII, 212 Seiten 8, helle (mit dem badischen Wappen) geprägte O Pp ORDENTLICHES UND FESTES EXEMPLAR im Originaleinband, lediglich der Einband insbesondere an den Ecken und Kanten leicht berieben und innen stellenweise etwas fleckig. Die Tafeln zeigen verschiedene Grundrisse, eine mehrfach gefaltete Gesamtansicht des Schlosses mit Teilen der Stadt ("Schloss Baden"), eine Ansicht des Schlosshofes sowie Details des Innenausbaus. MIT EINER EIGENHÄNDIGEN UND DATIERTEN WIDMUNG DES VERFASSERS an seinen Sohn Otto (18.04.1851)

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         Voyage autour de mon jardin.

      1851 - Paris, L. Curmer Édit., V. Lecou Édit., 1851; grand in-8, 416pp, reliure demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs dorés, titre et auteur frappés or au dos, plats percalinés avec filet d'encadrement à froid, toutes tranches dorées (quelques rousseurs sur les premières pages). Première édition illustrée de ces dialogues botaniques que l'auteur observe dans son jardin de Sainte-Adresse, sans parler du côté moraliste de l'ouvrage. Karr y met toute sa fougue et son talent ! Ouvrage orné de 8 planches de fleurs en couleurs, protégées par leurs serpentes et 150 bois gravés, en noir, dans le texte, oeuvre de Catenacci, Daubigny, Freeman, Gavarni, Marvy, Meissonier, Steinheil. C'est superbe !.

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         Falkenburg. A tale of the Rhine. By the Author of "Mildred Vernon," "Germania," &c.

      Colburn & Co. 1851 - FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. Half titles. Orig. drab boards. purple cloth spines, paper labels; spines faded. A v.g. copy in the original binding. Also published in German in the same year. Attributed by the BL; not in Wolff. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Systematische Beschreibung der bekannten Europaïschen zweiflügeligen Insekten (7 volumes)

      Schmidt 1851 - Geïllustreerd / Illustrated / Illustré / Illustriert mit 74 Kupfertafeln 1500 2630 13 x 20 cm Duits / German / Allemand / Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Reconnoissance of the Western Coast of the United States from Monterey to the Columbia River in three sheets. Sheet No. 1, Sheet No. 2 and Sheet No. 3.

      U.S. Coast Survey. [Washington, D.C.] 1851. - Three maps, each 19 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches folding to . Sheet 1: narrow margin lower left edge with 1 inch with paper loss just into neat line; Sheet 2: lower left margin trimmed to neatline, paper separation about 1 1/2 inch at centrefold; Sheet 3: narrow margin at left, couple of separations along vertical centre line, light toning. The set provides an expansive view of the mid to north West Coast at the time of the Gold Rush. Sheet No. 1 extends from north Monterey to Cape Mendocino showing the town of San Francisco with Alcatraz and Pt. San Jose, with coastal profiles of the Entrance to San Francisco May, a View of Cape Mendocino and a View of Pt. Pinos. Sheet No. 2 extends from Cape Mendocino to north of Umpqua Head, with two coastal profiles (View of Cape Mendocinao and View of Trinidad Head). Sheet No. 3 extends from Cape Arago to the Columbia River. 3 charts, drawn by W.B. McMurtrie, engraved by A. Rolle, et al. Sailing Directions appear on the maps, as well as the Coast Survey Office mark "Price 20 cents."

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         Entwickelungsgeschichte der Seele des Kindes.

      Wien, Carl Haas 1851. - Erste Ausgabe. J.E. Löbisch (1795-1853) war Spezialist für Frauen- und Kinderkrankheiten; er war der Nachfolger von Anton Gölis am Wiener "Kinderkrankeninstitut", der ersten unentgeltlichen Klinik für kranke Kinder. Das Erscheinen dieses Buches wird heute als "Geburtsstunde der Kinderpsychologie" (E. Wiesbauer) bezeichnet. 134 S., grüner Leinenband d.Zt. im Romantikerstil, Einbandblindprägung, Voll-Goldschnitt. Frisches, nahezu fleckenfreies Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Volta am 27. Juli 1848.

      Vienna 1851 - Litografia, mm. 310x480. Presa di Volta, con la chiesa del paese in cima alla collina assaltata dai bersaglieri piemontesi. Tratta da "Erinnerung and die italienische Feldzuege der K.K. osterreich. Armee, 1848-49". Ottimo esemplare con qualche fioritura.

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         A collection of his first editions in excellent condition.

      London & Madras: various publishers,, 1851-1911. 30 works in 52 volumes, various formats. Original cloth, boards or wrappers. A full description is available on request. Plates and maps throughout. Generally in excellent condition, several items exceptional. A superb collection of first editions from the corpus of the great scholar-adventurer Richard F. Burton (1821-1890), generally in excellent condition throughout, including presentation copies of two his most sought-after titles, the Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Mecca (1855-6), and Unexplored Syria (1872), accompanied by a superb association copy of Two Trips to Gorilla Land (1876), and famous rarities such as the Guide Book, A Pictorial Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina (1865), in the original wrappers, and a set of Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana (1883) in the original parts, which Penzer, as early as 1923, declared "practically unobtainable". The collection covers the entirety of Burton's career, from his early years as a soldier in the service of the East India Company to his renowned excursions in Africa and Arabia, and also includes excellent copies of his attractive Icelandic journal, Ultima Thule (1875) and The City of the Saints (1861), his noted account of a voyage from California to Salt Lake City. Many of the titles are in genuinely exceptional condition, coming from the celebrated travel libraries of Franklin Brooke-Hitching and Humphrey Winterton. These include superlative copies of Sindh (1851), his rare ethnographic study, and Zanzibar (1872), which Casada considered his most important African work. Other rarities demonstrate that Burton was far from being a doctrinaire soldier of empire, notably Stone Talk (1865), his brilliant critique of British imperialism printed in a run of 200 copies, of which most were destroyed by Lady Burton for fear of damage to her husband's reputation; finally, a copy of the extremely uncommon first edition, first issue of the Kasîdah (Couplets) of Hajî Abdû El-Yezdî (1880) underlines Burton's accomplishments as a student of Arabic and other eastern literatures. Together this collection underlines the judgement that "although Burton is most often thought of as a traveller, explorer, or linguist, he is probably best understood as a writer" (ODNB). All items are octavo unless stated. 1. Goa, and the Blue Mountains; Or, Six Months of Sick Leave. London: Richard Bentley, 1851. First (and only complete) edition of Burton's first book. Original tan cloth, pale markings and scattered light cockling to sides, remains an excellent, bright copy. Penzer pp. 37-8. 2. Scinde; Or, the Unhappy Valley. London: Richard Bentley, 1851. First edition. 2 vols, original green cloth. Bookplate of Viscount Birkenhead. Covers lightly rubbed, with a few pale marks. An excellent copy. Penzer pp. 39-40. 3. Scinde; Or, the Unhappy Valley. London: Richard Bentley, 1851. Second edition. 2 vols, original green wave-grain cloth. Pale marking to vol. 1 front board. An excellent, bright copy. Penzer pp. 39-40. 4. Sindh, and the Races that inhabit the Valley of the Indus; with Notices of the Topography and History of the Province. London: W. H. Allen, 1851. First edition, original vertical-ribbed orange-red cloth. "Very rare" (Penzer), a superlative copy from the collection of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Penzer p. 40. 5. Falconry in the Valley of the Indus. London: John Van Voorst, 1852. First edition, 500 copies printed. Large 12mo. Original purple-brown bead-ribbed cloth. Spine sunned, scattered pale mottling to covers. An excellent copy. Penzer p. 41. 6. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855–6. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Burton on the title page of the second volume. 3 vols, original dark blue cloth. A superb, entirely unrestored copy. Penzer pp. 49-50. 7. First Footsteps in East Africa. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1856. First edition, second issue as usual. Original pink wave-grain cloth, an attractive "prize-binding" of the kind noted by Penzer, more elaborate than the standard brick-red cloth. The Humphrey Winterton copy. Penzer pp. 60-3. 8. The Lake Regions of Central Africa. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. 2 vols, original red cloth. First edition, second issue as usual, in the red cloth, lightly soiled but remaining very bright. A superb copy. The first issue, in purple cloth, sold very poorly and few copies survive; Burton's own copy at Kensington Library is a second issue. Penzer p. 65. 9. The City of the Saints. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861. First edition. Original green cloth. A little rubbed, occasional spotting, an excellent copy. Penzer pp. 68-9. 10. Abeokuta and the Cameroons Mountains. An Exploration. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. First edition, first-issue binding. 2 vols, original green cloth. A superb copy. Penzer pp. 70-1. 11. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. First edition. 2 vols, original pebble-grain purple-brown cloth. Spines very gently rolled, inner hinges partially and superficially cracked, but firm. An exceptional copy. Penzer pp. 71-2. 12. A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1864. First edition. 2 vols, original purple cloth, inner hinges of volume 1 cracked but holding. A very good copy of a book Penzer found to be "very rare in good condition". Penzer pp. 72-4. 13. The Guide-Book.A Pictorial Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina. London: for the author by William Clowes & Sons, 1865. First edition, "exceedingly rare" according to Penzer, who had only ever seen one copy at auction, and had never noted one in a bookseller's catalogue. Original green glazed paper wrappers. Penzer p. 76. 14. Stone Talk. London: Robert Hardwicke, 1865. First edition of Burton's brilliant satire of British imperialism, one of 200 copies printed, and "very rare. Its scarcity is increased by the fact that Lady Burton bought up and destroyed a large number of the copies, to save her husband from possible trouble" (Penzer). Large 12mo, original pebble-grain purple cloth. A very good copy, Penzer pp. 77-8 15. The Highlands of Brazil. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1869. First edition, first issue, retaining the gilt vignette of a native soldier to the front boards. 2 vols, original green sand-grained cloth. An excellent copy. Penzer pp. 78-80. 16. Vikram and the Vampire. Or Tales of Hindu Devilry. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1870 [but 1869]. First edition in book-form, in the "very rare" first-issue binding (Penzer). Original black cloth over bevelled boards. Penzer pp. 81-2. 17. Vikram and the Vampire. London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. Memorial edition. Original black cloth. 18. Unexplored Syria. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. First edition, first issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by Isabel Burton on behalf of the author "To Lady Stisted, with the affectn love of her brother Richard F Burton, July 1. 1872" on the half-title of each volume. 2 vols, original orange cloth ruled in black, front inner hinge of vol. 1 repaired. An excellent copy. Penzer pp. 85-6. 19. Zanzibar; City, Island, and Coast. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1872. First edition, first issue, a superlative copy from the celebrated collection of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, of what Casada considered the author's most important African-related work. 2 vols, original brown cloth. Penzer pp. 88-9. 20. Ultima Thule. London: William P. Nimmo, 1875. First edition, variant with plain endpapers. Original blue cloth. An excellent copy. Penzer pp. 91-2. 21. Ultima Thule. London: William P. Nimmo, 1875. First edition, variant with black endpapers. Original blue cloth, a very good, bright copy. Penzer pp. 91-2. 22. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, And Searle, 1876. First edition. Association copy, with the ownership inscription of Burton's close family friend Alice "Lallah" Bird. 2 vols, original green cloth. A very good, bright copy. Penzer p. 94 23. Sind Revisited. London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1877. First edition, from the collection of British Arabist and colonial agent Samuel Barrett Miles (1838-1914). 2 vols, original brown cloth. Penzer pp. 94-5. 24. Itineraries of the Second Khedivial Expedition. [In: The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society. Volume the forty-ninth. London: John Murray, 1879. First edition, an exceptionally bright copy from the collection of Franklin Brooke-Hitching. Original blue cloth. 25. The Land of Midian (Revisited). London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1879. First edition, scarce variant binding not mentioned in Penzer. 2 vols, original red cloth, from the collection of Samuel Barrett Miles, who was stationed in Arabia at the time of Burton's visit. Lacking 2 plates, but a bright copy. Penzer pp. 96-7. 26. The Kasîdah (Couplets) of Hajî Abdû El-Yezdî. A Lay of the Higher Law. London: privately printed [by Bernard Quaritch, 1880]. First edition, first issue. Penzer believed that the entire first edition probably consisted of no more than 200 copies, and that the first issue "was very small indeed". Most of the edition went unsold and was returned to Burton. 4to, original yellow paper wrappers. Front wrapper separating along the chipped spine, mild soiling, remains a very good copy of a fragile publication. Penzer pp. 97-8. 27. The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana. Benares: printed for the Hindoo Kama Shastra Society, 1883. First edition, one of 250 copies, now extremely rare, especially in the original parts; early as 1923, Penzer noted that "this edition in parts was soon exhausted, and is now practically unobtainable". 7 parts. Original varicoloured paper wrappers printed in black. Penzer p. 163. 28. The Book of the Sword. London: Chatto and Windus, 1884. First edition. Large octavo. Original grey cloth. Penzer pp. 107-8. 29. The First Four Chapters of Goa, and the Blue Mountains. Madras: Higginbotham and Co., 1890. First edition thus, "exceedingly rare" (Penzer). With an autograph letter to Burton laid in. Original glazed pink paper boards printed in black. Boards slightly soiled and discoloured, nevertheless an exceptional copy. Penzer pp. 38-9. 30. The Sentiment of the Sword. A Country-House Dialogue. London: Horace Cox, 1911. First edition in book-form, originally serialized in Field magazine the previous year. 12mo, original red paper boards. Penzer p. 247.

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         2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Verona und Wien, 1850 und 1851. - Zusammen (3+2¼ =) 5¼ SS. auf 4 (= 2 Doppel)Blatt. Gr.-8vo. An Herrn von Linpökh über das "traurige Schicksal des armen Limberger": "[.] Bereits gestern schrieb ich an Eh. Wilhelm, um sie zu bitten, d. Gedanken fest zu halten, daß sich sein Zustand verschlimmern würde u. er am besten dann in einer privat Heil Anstalt versorgt sey, denn im Eh. Hause kann er nicht bleiben [.]" (Br. v. 3. August 1850). - Der Brief v. 27. Juli 1851 mit der Bitte, ihm "einen älteren Plan, d. nicht zu haben ist" aus dem Schlafzimmer von Erzherzog Albrecht zu besorgen. - Erzherzog Ernst, der Sohn des Vizekönigs der Lombardei und Venetiens, Erzherzog Rainers, widmete sich militärischen Studien, wurde 1845 auf Vorschlag des Grafen Radetzky zum Oberst ernannt, stieg 1847 zum Generalmajor auf und nahm an den meisten Gefechten gegen die "Garibaldianer" teil. "Für seinen Anteil an der Zersprengung der Freischaren 1849 wurde er 1850 zum Feldmarschalleutnant befördert. 1866 führte er in Böhmen ein Armeekorps gegen Preußen, wurde 1867 General der Kavallerie, zog sich aber im folgenden Jahr ins Privatleben zurück" (DBE). - Jeweils auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Monogrammvignette und kleinen Montagespuren. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1851 , 4th Edition (Smith 4/24)

      Hi, Here we have an 1851 Lillywhite Guide. A decade before Wisden started. 4th Edition in Orignal Paperback Form The covers are a bit dark with some loss to the edges and rounding of the corners, it is tightly bound although some loss of paper to the spine, the internal pages are clean and very presentable and pre dates Wisden. Rare.

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         A Monograph on the Fossil Lepadidae, or, Pedunculated Cirripedes of Great Britain with A Monograph on the Fossil Balanidae and Verrucidae of Great Britain].

      London: C. and J. Adlard [vol. I] and J.E. Adlard [vol. II] for The Palaeontographical Society, 1851-1854. 4to, 2 volumes. Recently bound in quarter black morocco, marbled, gilt lettering to spines, patterned endpaers; pp. I: vi, 88, 5 engraved plates by James de Carle Sowerby with explanatory text leaves; II: [iv], 44, 2 engraved plates by George Brettingham Sowerby with explanatory text leaves, woodcut illustrations and letterpress tables in the text, letterpress index leaf for vol. II (accidentally omitted in 1854 but published in 1858, and thus normally lacking) supplied; extremely light uniform browning to first 40 pages of vol I (which seems to be usual), minor repairs to title pages, a fresh copy. Provenance: blindstamp of Manchester Geological Society to first plate and margins of a few leaves in vol I. First edition. Darwin's interest in the Cirripedia was instigated by his study in 1846 of a barnacle he had found off the coast of Chile during the voyage of the Beagle; discovering that the literature on the classification of Cirripedia was profoundly unsatisfactory, he spent the following eight years completing the first taxonomic study of the entire order. The two volumes on fossil Cirripedia were published as vol. V, no. 13 and vol. VIII, no. 30 of the series of monographs issued by the Palaeontographical Society, and, although it is not indicated on the title-pages, Darwin states in the preface to volume II that "the present short Monograph completes my work on British Fossil Cirripedes" (p. [v]). These two volumes were complementary to the two volumes of his monograph on living Cirripedia, which were published by the Ray Society, like the present Monograph, in 1851 and 1854: "It seemed best to [Darwin] to separate the Lepadidae, or stalked barnacles, from the more familiar sessile Balanidae in each set of publications. In fact, he believed the two great divisions had diverged early from each other in evolutionary history, and, if one reads between the lines, his taxonomic arrangement was steeped in ideas derived from his theory of evolution. His written descriptions and the manner in which he skilfully grouped species into clusters that resembled each other would have been impossible for him without the idea of real blood relationships existing between them. Yet not a word was officially revealed. As he had come to recognise, his view made sense of the living world in a way that few other naturalists had grasped at that period" (Browne, I, p. 504). In 1853 (before the publication of the second volumes of the two Monographs) Darwin was nominated for and awarded the Royal Society's Royal Medal for his work on the Cirripedia and the 1851 publication of the combined geological observations of the Beagle, as J.D. Hooker excitedly wrote to Darwin on 4 November 1853: "The R[oyal].S[ociety]. have voted you the Royal Medal for Natural Science -- All along of the Barnacles!!! I am most intensely delighted, infinitely more than you can be, very much on the strength of the Lepadidae too; for you must know that I neither proposed you, nor seconded you; nor voted for you -- I was base, perfide -- [Joseph Ellison] Portlock proposed you for the Coral Islands & Lepadidae. [Thomas] Bell [Secretary of the Royal Society] followed seconding, on the Lepadideae alone, & then, followed such a shout of paeans for the Barnacles that you would have [sunk] to hear" (Correspondence V, p. 165). When, in late 1854, his work on barnacles was concluded, Darwin was pleased that this obstacle to researches into species was removed: "For several months before [September 1854], maybe almost a year, he had longed to return to some more direct work on species -- the barnacles raised so many interesting possibilities that he fretted impatiently to get the last proof sheet out of the house [...] The entry [in his journal on the day he considered the work finished] closed with the words `Began sorting notes for species theory'" (Browne, I, p. 510). Freeman 342; Norman 590.

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         Grundlagen für eine allgemeine Theorie der Functionen einer veränderlichen complexen Grösse. Eine Abhandlung, zu deren öffentlicher Vertheidigung behuf Erlangung der Doctorwürde der Verfasser bereit sein wird am 16. December 1851.

      Göttingen: E. A. Huth, 1851. First edition of Riemann's Dissertation, "one of the most important achievements of 19th century mathematics" (Laugwitz), "which marked a new era in the development of the theory of analytic functions" (Kolmogorov & Yushkevich, p. 199), introducing geometric and topological methods, notably the idea of a 'Riemann surface.' "Riemann's doctoral thesis is, in short, a masterpiece" (Derbyshire, p. 121). This paper, and its sequel Theorie der Abel'schen Functionen (1857), "have become famous for several reasons. They introduced what are now called Riemann surfaces, in the form of domains spread out over the complex plane. They presented enough tools to classify all compact orientable surfaces, and so gave a great impetus to topology. They provided a topological meaning for an otherwise unexplained constant which entered into Abel's work on Abelian integrals, and more generally gave a geometric framework for all of complex analysis. They are thus the first mature, obscure, papers in the study of the topology of manifolds and are equally decisive for the development of algebraic geometry and the geometric treatment of complex analysis" (Gray, p. 21). Riemann's Dissertation is of great rarity, for "although [a Dissertation] was a printed booklet, it was not usually published or publicised in the normal way; the candidate had to pay for the print-run, and sales and marketing were executed on an infinitesimal scale. So the first printing of Riemann's thesis consisted only of the obligatory copies he had to hand in at Göttingen University, and a few copies for his personal use" (Landmark Writings, p. 454). Only three copies of Riemann's Dissertation have appeared at auction in the last 30 years. Riemann begins his Dissertation by offering a new foundation for the theory of analytic functions, based not on analytic expressions but on the assumption that the complex function w = u + iv of the complex variable z = x + iy is 'differentiable'. Riemann noted that this condition is equivalent to requiring that u and v satisfy the 'Cauchy-Riemann equations' (as they are now called), and that, when the derivative is non-zero, it is also equivalent to requiring that the function determines a conformal mapping from the z-plane to the w-plane. In order to deal with multi-valued functions such as algebraic functions and their integrals, Riemann introduced the surfaces now named after him: the Riemann surface associated with a function is composed of as many sheets as there are branches of the function, connected in a particular way so that continuity is preserved and a single-valued function on the surface is obtained. Such a surface can be represented on a plane by a series of 'cross-cuts', which divide the surface into simply-connected regions.  The rest of the Dissertation is devoted to the study of functions on Riemann surfaces. From the Cauchy-Riemann equations it follows that if w = u + iv is an analytic function, then u and v are harmonic functions, i.e. solutions of Laplace's equation. To construct harmonic functions such as u and v, Riemann began with the case of a simply-connected region and made use of what he called 'Dirichlet's principle (he had learned it from Dirichlet's lectures in Berlin): this asserts that the harmonic functions are exactly those which minimize the value of a certain integral. He then extended this to the non-simply connected case using cross-cuts and other variants. This approach was later to prove controversial, as Weierstrass gave examples of situations in which the minimizing function does not exist, but it was rehabilitated by Hilbert early in the next century.  The crowning glory of the Dissertation, and the most difficult part of the theory of conformal mappings, is his celebrated mapping theorem. "As an application of his approach he gave a 'worked-out example', showing that two simply-connected plane surfaces can always be made to correspond in such a way that each point of one corresponds continuously with its image in the other, and so that corresponding parts are 'similar in the small', or conformal ... what is nowadays called the 'Riemann mapping theorem'." (Landmark Writings, p. 454).  According to Richard Dedekind (Bernhard Riemann's Lebenslauf, p. 7), Riemann probably conceived the main ideas of the Dissertation in autumn 1847. It was submitted on 14 November, 1851 and the Dean of the Faculty asked Gauss for his opinion. Always sparing with his praise, Gauss nevertheless wrote: "The paper submitted by Mr Riemann bears conclusive evidence of the profound and penetrating studies of the author in the area to which the topic dealt with belongs" (quoted from R. Remmert, "From Riemann surfaces to complex spaces", Bull. Soc. Math. France (1998), p. 207). Following the thesis examination on 16 December, 1851, Riemann was awarded his Doctor Philosophiae and Gauss recommended that he be formally appointed to a post at Göttingen. DSB XI 449-451; U. Bottazzini & J. Gray, Hidden Harmony - Geometric Fantasies - The Rise of Complex Function Theory, 2013; J. Derbyshire, Prime Obsession, 2003; J. Ferreiros, Labyrinth of Thought: A History of Set Theory and its Role in Modern Mathematics, 2010; I. Grattan-Guiness, Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, Chapter 34; J. Gray, Linear Differential Equations and Group Theory from Riemann to Poincaré, 1996; A. N. Kolmogorov & A. P. Yushkevich (eds.), Mathematics in the 19th century, Vol. II, 1996; D. Laugwitz, Bernhard Riemann, 1826-1866, 1998; E. Scholz, Geschichte des Mannigfaltigkeitsbegriffs von Riemann bis Poincaré, 1980; J. Stillwell, Mathematics and its History, 3rd edition, 2010. 4to (238 x 181 mm), pp. [2], [1] 2-32, minor toning throughout; some browning to the title and last page. Stamp and small paper label to verso of title; upper inner corner of first leaves torn off and proffessionaly restored; small restoration to a marginal tear to least leaf. Recent green marbled paper boards.

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         DUTIES OF MASTERS TO SERVANTS: THREE PREMIUM ESSAYS. I. BY THE REV. H.N. McTYEIRE. II. BY THE REV. C.F. STURGIS. III. BY THE REV. A.T. HOLMES.

      Southern Baptist Publication Society,, Charleston, S.C.: 1851 - 12mo. Original publisher's cloth with gilt-lettered spine title [spine sunned]. 151, [1] pp. Text lightly foxed, Very Good. The Essays, which "contain matter worthy of the profound and prayerful consideration of the owners of slaves," won the prize offered by the Baptist State Convention for the best essays on the subject. Recognizing that, "on account of the agitation on this delicate subject, all persons may not be considered at liberty to treat it," the Preface's author assures his readers that he "is by birth a South-Carolinian; and by education and sympathy has never been less a Southerner than that nativity calls for." Each essay has a separate title page and imprint, paginated consecutively. They discuss the humane treatment of slaves and their instruction in the Christian religion. FIRST EDITION. LCP 6278. Work 315. De Renne 541. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Romanzero.

      Hoffmann und Campe,Hamburg 1851 - 1 Bl. Verlagsanzeige. Grauer Halblederband auf 5 Bünden mit Rückenschild und -vergoldung mit farbig illustr. floralem Deckelbezug, weiß-silber illustr. Vorsätzen und Kopfgoldschnitt (der schöne illustr. Umschlag der Original-Broschur eingebunden).Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe 1851. 8°. VI, 314 S.,-Erster Druck der Ersten Ausgabe von Heines dritter Gedichtsammlung,-Erste Ausgabe-. gedruckt in Voigt's Buchdruckerei in Wandsbeck. - Goedeke VIII, 561, 89. - Wilhelm/Galley I, 559. - Meyer S. 90. - Borst 2429. - Steinbrink S. 174, Nr. 13. - Alle genannten Bibliographien sehen den Druck von Hotop in Kassel mit 313 Seiten als ersten Druck an. James E. Walsh hat jedoch nachgewiesen, daß es sich bei dem vorliegenden bei Voigt in Wandsbek hergestellten Druck um den ersten Druck handeln muß (siehe Philobiblon, XXV. Jg., Heft 3, S. 181 ff.). - Sehr schönes, fleckenfreies Exemplar, in diesem Zustand und mit dem hübschen eingebundenen lithographierten Original-Umschlag (Libelle im Flug zwischen Blumen und Ranken) sehr selten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Winged Thoughts

      London: Longman & Co, 1851. An exquisite Victorian gift-book and a splendid example of the work of Owen Jones, showing clearly why he is thought of as one of the most eminent book designers. Ruari McLean has noted that "the plates in Winged Thoughts are very fine indeed." Certainly the bird plates are remarkedly beautiful, while the title-page itself is very striking, which is in turn foreshadowed by the ornate binding. Rare on the market. Original brown calf "relievo" binding by Remnant & Edmonds, covers with highly detailed embossing over bevelled boards, front cover with an elegant frame of feathers surrounding the title, back cover with a similar frame and a peacock's tail in the centre, rounded spine with similar decoration, coated and textured endpapers with an all-over pattern of feathered paisley, turn-ins and all edges gilt, on thick coated stock, an initial leaf and colophon each with a spray of green leaves and gothic text in gold, rebacked with original spine laid down, innner hinges reinforced with binder's tape. McLean, pages 94-97.

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         A Monograph on the Fossil Lepadidae, or, Pedunculated Cirripedes of Great Britain with A Monograph on the Fossil Balanidae and Verrucidae of Great Britain].

      1851 - London: C. and J. Adlard [vol. I] and J.E. Adlard [vol. II] for The Palaeontographical Society, 1851-1854. 4to, 2 volumes. Recently bound in quarter black morocco, marbled, gilt lettering to spines, patterned endpaers; pp. I: vi, 88, 5 engraved plates by James de Carle Sowerby with explanatory text leaves; II: [iv], 44, 2 engraved plates by George Brettingham Sowerby with explanatory text leaves, woodcut illustrations and letterpress tables in the text, letterpress index leaf for vol. II (accidentally omitted in 1854 but published in 1858, and thus normally lacking) supplied; extremely light uniform browning to first 40 pages of vol I (which seems to be usual), minor repairs to title pages, a fresh copy. Provenance: blindstamp of Manchester Geological Society to first plate and margins of a few leaves in vol I. First edition. Darwin's interest in the Cirripedia was instigated by his study in 1846 of a barnacle he had found off the coast of Chile during the voyage of the Beagle; discovering that the literature on the classification of Cirripedia was profoundly unsatisfactory, he spent the following eight years completing the first taxonomic study of the entire order. The two volumes on fossil Cirripedia were published as vol. V, no. 13 and vol. VIII, no. 30 of the series of monographs issued by the Palaeontographical Society, and, although it is not indicated on the title-pages, Darwin states in the preface to volume II that "the present short Monograph completes my work on British Fossil Cirripedes" (p. [v]). These two volumes were complementary to the two volumes of his monograph on living Cirripedia, which were published by the Ray Society, like the present Monograph, in 1851 and 1854: "It seemed best to [Darwin] to separate the Lepadidae, or stalked barnacles, from the more familiar sessile Balanidae in each set of publications. In fact, he believed the two great divisions had diverged early from each other in evolutionary history, and, if one reads between the lines, his taxonomic arrangement was steeped in ideas derived from his theory of evolution. His written descriptions and the manner in which he skilfully grouped species into clusters that resembled each other would have been impossible for him without the idea of real blood relationships existing between them. Yet not a word was officially revealed. As he had come to recognise, his view made sense of the living world in a way that few other naturalists had grasped at that period" (Browne, I, p. 504). In 1853 (before the publication of the second volumes of the two Monographs) Darwin was nominated for and awarded the Royal Society's Royal Medal for his work on the Cirripedia and the 1851 publication of the combined geological observations of the Beagle, as J.D. Hooker excitedly wrote to Darwin on 4 November 1853: "The R[oyal].S[ociety]. have voted you the Royal Medal for Natural Science -- All along of the Barnacles!!! I am most intensely delighted, infinitely more than you can be, very much on the strength of the Lepadidae too; for you must know that I neither proposed you, nor seconded you; nor voted for you -- I was base, perfide -- [Joseph Ellison] Portlock proposed you for the Coral Islands & Lepadidae. [Thomas] Bell [Secretary of the Royal Society] followed seconding, on the Lepadideae alone, & then, followed such a shout of paeans for the Barnacles that you would have [sunk] to hear" (Correspondence V, p. 165). When, in late 1854, his work on barnacles was concluded, Darwin was pleased that this obstacle to researches into species was removed: "For several months before [September 1854], maybe almost a year, he had longed to return to some more direct work on species -- the barnacles raised so many interesting possibilities that he fretted impatiently to get the last proof sheet out of the house [.] The entry [in his journal on the day he considered the work finished] closed with the words `Began sorting notes for species theory'" (Browne, I, p. 510). Freeman [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Aedes Hartwellianae : Or, Notices of the Manor and Mansion of Hartwell [with] Addenda to the Aedes Hartwellianae. In two volumes

      London: 1864. In two volumes. vii, 414; viii, 332 pp. Contemporary uniform blind-stamped cloth with gilt lettering to spines. Wear & fraying to spine ends. Boards clean. With the author's own bookplate to the front pastedowns. Presentation inscription from the author Admiral Smyth and Dr. John Lee, the owner of Hartwell House. Slight foxing. Internally clean. With 21 full-page plates. Plates complete. In-text illustrations. Loosely laid in is The Times notice of the sale of the house in 1938. Bindings firm. A VG pair. . Very Good. Blind-stamped Cloth. 1851. 4to..

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         Autograph manuscript, Unsigned

      1851 - Autograph manuscript in Thoreau's hand; off-white paper with one horizontal crease and a few stray pencil marks to text; reinforced to edges with thicker paper. This excerpt from Thoreau's journal quotes a passage from John James Garth Wilkinson's The Human Body and Its Connexion with Man: Illustrated by the Principal Organs in which Wilkinson discusses the importance of footpaths in a large English town, which he believes should be kept well-maintained at the expense of the public. Thoreau's entry passionately supports what Wilkinson writes, and laments that man is limited with only highways and parks to travel through. He writes: "I should die from mere nervousness at the Thought of such confinement.," and questions whether those who are confined to only certain areas can be said to be living at all. Well-known for his support of public lands preservation and environmental conservation, Thoreau continued to advocate for the importance of access to nature in his well-known work, Walden, published three years after this journal entry.

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         Cuba in 1851 : containing authentic statistics of the population, agriculture and commerce of the island for a series of years, with official and other documents in relation to the revolutionary movements of 1850 and 1851

      New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1851. Printed outer wraps. Map frontispiece, map on page 9, portrait page 77. 80 pp., followed by (16) pp. ads. An extraordinary publication, of the utmost rarity. no copy has appeared at auction, and most library-held copies appear to be the electronic version, reproduced from the copy in the Library of Congress. Sabin 36444. While the content of the 80 pp of text are useful and vital to the research of Cuba at this time, an equally interesting and useful reference may be made of the 16 pp. Booksellers catalogue included at the end, wherein a huge number of different fonts and typesetting devices are found. In a 1965 catalogue from Eberstadt in NY (with a price of $100), the following is noted: Sabin 36444; Caldwell, p. 132. Contains some of the Cuban sources, personal narratives of participants, and letters from those who were about to die. VG, customary scattered foxing but a very clean and bright copy of a rare item.

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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. 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. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 8° Halbleinenband der Zeit mit Rückenschild

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         [FIRST FULL ACCOUNT OF BERING'S EXPEDITION] Severnaya ekspeditsiya, 1733-1743 [i.e. Northern Expedition, 1733-1743]

      St. Petersburg, 1851. [2], ix, 271, [1] pp. Octavo. With five folding engraved maps at rear. Contemporary cloth binding with gilt lettered title on the spine. Occasional pencil markings in text, first free endpaper removed, spine mildly faded, but overall a very good copy in very original condition. First edition. Very rare. This is a small print run offprint in book form from the extensive article first published in part IX of the important Russian journal Zapiski Gidrographicheskago Departamenta Morskago Ministerstva, Izdavayemye s Visochaishago Razresheniia (i.e. Notes of the Hydrographical Department of the Naval Ministry Published by the Highest Permission, SPb., 1851, pp. 190-469). Worldcat finds only two copies of the journal publication (University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Columbia University). The print run of the separate edition is not known, but as a comparison, the print run of the offprint of N. Ivashintsov's Russian Circumnavigations, also first published in the Zapiski (parts VII and VIII, 1849-1850), was stated to be 25 copies, and the book was not intended for sale (Lada-Mocarski, 135). This is the first comprehensive history of the Great Northern Expedition of 1733-43 under command of Vitus Bering, which resulted in the European discovery of Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, the Commander Islands, Bering Island, as well as detailed mapping of most of the Arctic coast of Siberia and the Kuril Islands. The book is based on the original documents of the expedition found in the Chief Naval Archive of the Russian Empire, the archives of the Hydrographical Department of the Imperial Naval Ministry, and Archive and Library of the Imperial Academy of Sciences. The preface outlines previous publications and works on the topic (maps and books of Joseph-Nicolas De L'Isle, Gerhard Miller, Gavrila Sarychev, Stepan Krasheninnikov, Georg Steller, Johann Gmelin, Johann Fischer, Ferdinand Wrangell, and others), and analyses the main archival sources used during writing the book. The supplements include: 1) ''Bering's Proposals'' (first complete publication of the manuscript with the proposals compiled by Vitus Bering upon his return from the First Kamchatka Expedition, they became one of the reasons for the organization of the Great Northern Expedition); 2) First Russian translation of Joseph-Nicolas De L'Isle's ''Explication de la carte des nouvelles découvertes au nord de la mer de sud'' (1752); 3) List of members of the Great Northern Expedition; 4) Number of various types of the Expedition members (officers, doctors and their associates, clerks, carpenters, soldiers, drummers, sail repairs etc.), 4) Expenses of the Expedition; 5) Chirikov Proposal of the 25th July, 1746 (based on the results of the Expedition); 6) Miscellaneous notes. Five folding maps show: 1) Russian Arctic and northeastern Siberia from Novaya Zemlya to Kamchatka and the Aleutian Islands; 2) North Pacific Ocean with detailed view of the Bering Sea and the coast of Alaska and North America as far south as the Monterey Bay; 3) routes of Bering and Chirikov (Alaska); 4) Spanberg and Walton (the Kuril Islands and Japan); 5) the Kayak Island (the Gulf of Alaska). The first two maps are compiled on the basis of the modern surveys (up to the 1850s), and the last three maps are the first publications based on the original maps of Lt. Sven Waxell (1701-1762) and navigator Sofron Khitrovo (d. 1756) (manuscript Map of the seen American Land with the newly discovered Islands, was found in the archives of the Hydrographical Department), Captain Alexey Chirikov (1703-1748), and Captain Martin Spanberg (1696-1761); the map of the Kayak Island was copied from the map in the journal of Sofron Khitrovo (found in the Library of the Academy of Sciences). The maps specify the discoveries made by Chirikov and Bering, positions of the ships on specific dates, relief of the Kayak Island and the Alaskan coast, sea depths. The author of the book was Alexander Petrovich Sokolov (1816-1858), a noted historian of the Russian navy, known for his works Bering and Chirikov (1849), Chronicle of Wrecks and Fires on the Vessels of the Russian Fleet (1854), Russian Maritime Library (first comprehensive attempt of Russian bibliography on naval and maritime topics, first published in several parts of the Zapiski of the Hydrographical Department, 1847-1852; first separate edition in 1883), and others. Soliday Part B-1261j; "Contains a full account of the voyages of Bering and Chirikov to the Northwest American Coast" (Wickersham 6116).

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         Poesías de D. Ignacio Rodriguez Galvan.

      Impresas por M.N. de la Vega, 1851. First edition. Born in 1816 in the small town of Tizayuca in what is now the state of Hidalgo, Rodriguez Galvan is widely credited with being the initiator of the Romantic movement in Mexico. He wrote novels, poetry, plays, and was the editor of several periodicals, most especially Calendario de las Señoritas Mexicanas and Año Nuevo, El Recreo de las Familias. He died of yellow fever in Havana in 1842 at the age of 27 while en route to South America on a diplomatic mission. A few of the poems in vol. I were penned in => Havana before his death. These volumes offer his "Composiciones líricas originales" in vol. I and "Composiciones dramáticas originales" in vol. II. The frontispiece is a fine lithographic portrait of Don Ignacio, in Romantic style of course; there is a liberal use of handsome tailpieces. The whole was compiled and edited by the author's brother Antonio. => This first edition is uncommon in our experience as dealers in Mexicana. Provenance: Masonic stamp, "Porfirio del Rio" on title-page; inscription to fly-leaf of A. Quijano, 1916.

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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, 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.

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         1851 Tallis Illustrated LONDON Great Exhibition Cathedral Crystal Palace 4v

      London & New York: John Tallis and Co., [1851]. - 1851 Tallis Illustrated LONDON Great Exhibition Cathedral Crystal Palace 4v A rare first edition of John Tallis’s “Illustrated London.” This book was written and illustrated in remembrance of The Great Exhibition, or Crystal Palace Exhibition, of 1851. This International festival was first of many world’s fairs that would exhibit cultures and industry from around the world. This fine, illustrated work features views and descriptions of scenes and landmarks from around England and London including: • Hyde Park, Exhibition center • British Museum • St. Paul’s Cathedral • St. Saviour’s Church • National Gallery • London Railway Station • The Tower • Treasury building • Richmond Hill • The London Bridge & Docks o Ships and sea vessels • Parliament • Chelsea Hospital • London University Item number: #1519 Price: $550 GASPEY, William Tallis's illustrated London : in commemoration of the Great Exhibition of all Nations in 1851. London & New York: John Tallis and Co., [1851]. Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 4 volumes: (v.1-2; 320p), (v.3-4; 304p) o 158 steel engraved plates! • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure • References: NSTC 2G3316 • Provenance: o Stamp – Antoine Robein o Handwritten – M. Shrenstein • Language: English • Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 13cm) 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! 1519 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Cosmos, ó Ensayo de una descripción física del mundo

      Ramón Rodriguez de Rivera. 1851 - Geografía física.(911.2) Astronomía. Astrofísica. Investigación espacial. Geodesia. (52(091)) Sistema solar.(523/524) Ramón Rodriguez de Rivera. Madrid. 1851. 22 cm. 2 vols. en 1 tomo. Encuadernación en tapa dura artesanal con lomo en piel. Humboldt, Alexander von 1769-1859. Vertido al castellano por Francisco Diaz Quintero. Ensayo de una descripción física del mundo. Cosmografía. Astronomía. Historia. Geografía física. Díaz Quintero, Francisco. 1819-1878. Los dos volúmenes están contenidos en un solo tomo . Cubierta deslucida. LB105 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Histoire du véritable Gribouille. Vignettes par Maurice Sand, gravures de Delaville

      1851 - 125 pp., dont le frontispice, Paris, E. Blanchard (ancienne librairie Hetzel), 1851, in-8, 125 pp, dont le frontispice, [2] pp. de catalogue éditeur, percaline romantique de l'éditeur, plaques polychromes et dorées sur les plats, tranches dorées, Édition originale de ce joli ouvrage et premier tirage des illustrations du fils de George Sand. L'auteur dédie ce roman à une petite fille, "pour qu'il l'amuse pendant quelques heures de son heureuse convalescence". Rare exemplaire en reliure de l'éditeur ; la plaque supérieure figure Gribouille qui s'est jeté dans la mare pour ne pas être mouillé par la pluie. Quelques rousseurs. Gumuchian, 5097. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         ENCICLOPEDIA MODERNA. DICCIONARIO UNIVERSAL DE LITERATURA, CIENCIAS, ARTES, AGRICULTURA, INDUSTRIA Y COMERCIO. 37 Vol. más 3 de complementos.

      Madrid: Est. Tip. de Mellado, / 1865 ; Paris: Firmin Didot Fréres editeurs, 1872.- 1851 - 37 vol. de 1000 columnas (500 páginas) aproximadamente cada uno, más 3 volúmenes de ilustraciones; 24 x 16 cm.- Pasta española de época. Lomos sobados. Sellos en portadas. Marcas de óxido. A pesar de esto ejemplar muy aceptable. Los tres volúmenes de Atlas están completos en láminas. Consultar con la librería para información sobre temática de las láminas. Enciclopedia

      [Bookseller: Auca Llibres Antics / Robert Pérez]
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         THE CRICKETER'S MANUAL;CONTAINING A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE CHARACTER, HISTORY, AND ELEMENTS OF CRICKET .

      Baily Brothers 1851 - Includes a short history of cricket, laws of the game, a list of principal grounds and clubs, cricket songs and biographies of Mynn and Pilch. "A comprehensive little volume, and stored with good stuff for the patrons of the bat, ball, and wicket". 5th edition. 12mo. 110pp + many advert pages. Original brown cloth covers with gilt title to front and gilt to pages edges. Originally purchased from WH Smith on The Strand. A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Sportspages]
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         The Dramatic and Poetical Works Complete in one volume

      London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans 1851 - A fine unsigned binding, with a lovely fore edge painting of a bridge over a river. (And some fine poetry and prose of course!) Red full leather binding with profuse gilt decoration. 6 raised bands with gilt details to the spine. All edges gilt, with fore edge painting to the open edge. A touch of rubbing to the edges, and slight fading to the spine - but overall a very nice example of this work. viii, 1-848. pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Harrison-Hiett Rare Books NVvA/ILAB PBFA]
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         Als- Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift. Autobiographischer Inhalt.

      Poststempel: Freiburg 24.III.1851. 3 Seiten gr.-4. Mit Siegelrest und Adresse. Ausschnitt zum Öffnen des Siegels fachgerecht repariert (Verlust einiger Zeilenenden). Karl Heinrich Baumgärtner (1798-1886), Pathologe und Physiologe, entwickelte die "Bildungskugeltheorie", eine Vorläuferin von Schwanns Zelltheorie. - An den Verleger Heinrich Brockhaus in Leipzig mit umfangreichen "Notizen über mein Leben und meine Wirksamkeit", die für seine Biographie in der 10. Auflage des Brockhaus'schen Konversationslexikons (1851-1855) bestimmt waren."... 1820 wurde ich Regimentsarzt und im Spätjahre 1824 Professor der medicinischen Klinik zu Freiburg. - Meine Schriften sind theils physiologischen und theils therapeutischen Inhalts. Die ersteren enthalten vorzugsweise Beobachtungen aus der Entwicklungsgeschichte der Thiere und Untersuchungen über den Kreislauf des Blutes. Schon 1830 suchte ich darzuthun, daß die Spaltungen des Eidotters kuglichte Massen zu ihrem Resultate haben, aus welchen sich die Einzeltheile des Thieres entwickeln, und beschrieb die stufenweise Umwandlung solcher Kugeln zu Blutkörperchen (welches wohl die erste durchgeführte Beobachtung über die Entwicklungs geschichte einzelner Gewebe ist). Im Jahre 1835 sprach ich die Idee der Entwicklung aller Einzeltheile aus diesen Kugeln noch vollständiger aus und gab ihr den Namen Bildungskugeln. Nachdem im Jahre 1839 Schwann die Zellentheorie aufgestellt hatte, erklärte ich mich zuerst gegen die neue Theorie, ... bald aber erkannte ich, daß die beiden Lehren sich nicht gegenseitig ausschließen ..." - Am Kopf ein zeitgenössischer Bleistiftvermerk "An Hrn. Prof. Bock" - gemeint ist der Anatom Carl Ernst Bock (1809-1874), der den Lexikonartikel über Baumgärtner verfassen sollte.In einem Umschlag der Sammlung Brockhaus.Sehr selten.

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         Masters and Workmen

      ondon- T.C. Newby, 1851 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A very scarce first edition of this novel by Frederick Chichester. Complete in three volumes. Frederick R Chichester, who wrote predominantly under a pseudonym, was a prolific writer of novels in the nineteenth century. Despite the great number of novels he wrote, his works are rarely seen for sale. This work muses on poverty and the class system in England, and illustrated Chichester's charitable disposition and dedication to social reform, for which he was well known. Condition: In half calf bindings. Externally, sound with some rubbing, particularly to the head of the spines. Lacking spine label to volume II. Rear hinge strained to volume III. Front hinge strained after title page to volume II with page 3/4 detached but present. Front hinge strained after endpaper to volume I. Personal bookplate of Francis Ravenscroft to front pastedown of all volume with library number label from personal library. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places, particularly to volume II. Pages bright with light spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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         History and Description of the Crystal Palace and the Exhibition of the World's Industry in 1851. 6 vols. London & New York, J. Tallis, [c.1851]

      - First Edition. 6 vols. 4to, pp. [i]-iv, [5]-138; 139-268; [1]-108; 109-196; 197-262, [1]-30; 31-110, [16] i.e. titles to volumes II & III, and contents and lists of illustrations to all volumes; 144 engraved plates; distributed through the six divisions 25, 23, 24,24,24 & 23; original blue pictorial cloth, gilt designed by H. Bibby and executed by Thomas Staples, showing the fa?ade and transept of the Crystal Palace; last division slightly dampstained on upper cover and recently recased [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         NEAPEL. - Fuhrwerk., "Neapolitanisches Fiaker-Fuhrwerk". Blick auf eine Uferstraße bei Neapel, vorne fährt nach links ein zweiräderiger, zweispänniger calesso, besetzt mit dem Fuhrmann und dem Peitschenschwingenden calessaro, dazu eine Frau mit Kind und zwei weitere Passagiere, rechts eine hohe Uferbebauung, links Ausblick zur Insel Capri.

      Radierung, i.d. Platte sign. und dat. "JAKlein 1851", München, 1854, 23,5 x 32 cm (Plattengröße). Jahn 363, IV (v. V): "Vor Anwendung der Tonplatte" die Jahreszahl 1851 "ist hier für die Anfertigung des Aquarellgemäldes zu verstehen" (Jahn, S. 157). - Seltener Zustandsdruck der gesuchten Radierung von Johann Adam Klein. - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Plattenkante, oben um die Einfassungslinie. Europa, Fuhrwerke, Italien, Neapel, Pferde, Transportwesen

      [Bookseller: Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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         Neapolitanisches Fiaker-Fuhrwerk". Blick auf eine Uferstraße bei Neapel, vorne fährt nach links ein zweiräderiger, zweispänniger Calesso, besetzt mit dem Fuhrmann und dem peitschenschwingenden Calessaro, dazu eine Frau mit Kind und zwei weitere Passagiere, rechts eine hohe Uferbebauung, links Ausblick zur Insel Capri.

      Radierung, i.d. Platte sign. und dat. "JAKlein 1851", München, 1854, 23,5 x 32 cm (Plattengröße). Jahn 363, IV (v. V): "Vor Anwendung der Tonplatte" die Jahreszahl 1851 "ist hier für die Anfertigung des Aquarellgemäldes zu verstehen" (Jahn, S. 157). - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Plattenkante, oben um die Einfassungslinie. Künstlergraphik, Fuhrwerke, Italien, Neapel, Pferde, Transportwesen

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         NEAPEL. - Fuhrwerk. "Neapolitanisches Fiaker-Fuhrwerk". Blick auf eine Uferstraße bei Neapel, vorne fährt nach links ein zweiräderiger, zweispänniger calesso, besetzt mit dem Fuhrmann und dem Peitschenschwingenden calessaro, dazu eine Frau mit Kind und zwei weitere Passagiere, rechts eine hohe Uferbebauung, links Ausblick zur Insel Capri.

      - Radierung, i.d. Platte sign. und dat. "JAKlein 1851", München, 1854, 23,5 x 32 cm (Plattengröße). Jahn 363, IV (v. V): "Vor Anwendung der Tonplatte"; die Jahreszahl 1851 "ist hier für die Anfertigung des Aquarellgemäldes zu verstehen" (Jahn, S. 157). - Seltener Zustandsdruck der gesuchten Radierung von Johann Adam Klein. - Mit schmalem Rändchen um die Plattenkante, oben um die Einfassungslinie.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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         A HISTORY OF BRITISH BIRDS

      GROMBRIDGE AND SONS, PATERNOSTER ROW, 1851. N. 6 volumi in -8 (16,5 x 25 cm.), legatura mezza pelle verde con angoli, piatti carta marmorizzata, dorso con nervature, filetti e scritte in oro all'interno di tassello in pelle marrone, tagli col. cuoio, pp. V, II, 364, 60 tav. finemente incise e acquarellate raffiguranti uccelli, IV, 360, 60 tav. a colori, IV, 391, (1), IV, 330, 62 tav. a colori, IV, 315, (1), 57 tav. a colori, XI, (1), 290, 60 tav. a colori. Testo in inglese. L'opera è da considerarsi in buone condizioni, integra e ben legata malgrado il differente colore dei piatti del 1° vol. che è sui toni del marrone anzichè verde sfumato e i due tasselli al dorso con scritte del 1° e 2° volume che sono col. cotto anziche rossicci. Leggere fioriture su alcuni fogli e tracce d'uso alle copertine - PRIMA EDIZIONE - Opera completa di tutte le 358 tavole incise. 1° Edition - 8vo, a complete set with all 358 hand coloured plates present. Some light spotting to text in a couple of vols and some tissue guards are spotted, causing a trifle spotting to perhaps half of the plates. Bound in contemporary dark green calf leather, original red labels present, one a little faded and chipped and its spine sl more worn that the others. Good condition++ SECOLO XIX (seconda metà)

      [Bookseller: Bottigella - Stampe Antiche e Libri D'ar]
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        Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, in Search of the Discovery Ships Under Command of Sir John Franklin. With an Appendix on the Physical Geography of North America

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1851 - First edition. Two volumes. 8vo. viii, 426; viii, 426 pp. Contemporary black calf over green moiré silk sides, spine with gilt rules, gilt lettered direct to two panels. 10 colour plates, 8 wood engravings and a folding map. Browning to the map which has repairs to folds on the verso, some older with linen and some newer with tissue, slight fading and rubbing to the spines, else a very good set.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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