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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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      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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        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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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 khardcover altersbedingten Gebrauchsspuren. Komplett in 15 BÃnden.

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        History of the War in Afghanistan. from the unpublished letters and Journals of Political and Military Officers employed in Afghanistan throughout the entire period of connexion with that country

      1851 - First edition. 2vols. Full calf, joints repaired. 8vo. xii, 656; vi, 690pp. London, Bentley, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Poetical Works. New edn.

      Edward Moxon. 1851 - Half title, front. port., final ad. leaf. Orig. olive green vertical-grained cloth, borders blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; spine sl. faded & with v. sl. rubbing to head. Contemp. signature of Mary Hamilton. Overall a v.g. copy. MacGillivray B27. With the original preface to the 1818 edition of Endymion. Expanded from the 1846 first Moxon edition of Keats's Poetical Works; in 301pp, rather than 256pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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        Severnaya ekspeditsiya 1733 1743

      [i.e. Northern Expedition.] Offprint from 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). Five folding engraved maps. 8vo. Contemporary plum cloth, spine gilt & lightly sunned, some very slight wear to extremities, pencil annotations throughout. A crisp copy. [2], ix, [i], 271, [1]pp. St Petersburg,

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        Scinde;or, the Unhappy Valley.

      1851 - Second edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Fine original cloth, within a smart slipcase edged in morocco. viii, 298, [2]ads.; vi, 310, [2]ads.pp. London, Dedicated Lt.-Col. Walter Scott of the Bombay Engineers, nephew and namesake of Sir Walter Scott, ?a veteran dweller in the tents of Shem, [and] a shrewd observer of all things oriental? Burton acted for a time as assistant to Lt.-Col. Scott during the Sind survey.Penzer, p39-40. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Método teórico-práctico para aprender el idioma inglés en 80 Lecciones

      Imprenta De Juan R. Navarro., México. 1851 - Uncilla, Pantaleon L. (catedrático de Inglés del Colegio Nacional de San Gregorio) Método teórico-práctico para aprender el idioma inglés en 80 lecciones México, Imprenta de Juan R. Navarro, 1851. Características: Pasta dura en ½ piel y cartoné. Estado regular. Ausencia de una parte de la piel del lomo en el extremo inferior. Las tapas presentan un desgaste evidente. Desprendimiento de la contraportada en el extremo inferior. Las guardas han sido cortadas. La portada interior y la dedicatoria tienen pequeños cortes, así como la última página del texto. Hay notas sobre el texto que hizo el propietario anterior pero no afectan la lectura. El autor ha dedicado su texto al excmo. D. Juan N. Almonte. Incluye un prólogo del autor. Algunas páginas llevan unos bonitos filetes. Los folios van al centro del margen superior. Al final hay una canción country que Niceto de Zamacois le dedica al autor. 256 pp. (17x12.5 cm). Peso: 400g. La librería ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 25%. El precio original de este ejemplar era de 120.08 EUR

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      June 1851. Printed Broadside, two pages (one sheet), 12" x 18", headed <I>"Constitution of Maryland, to be voted on the first Wednesday of June 1851"</I> outlining the Declaration of Rights as well as the Constitution of the State of Maryland. The Maryland Constitution of 1776 was the first of four constitutions under which the state of Maryland has been governed. It was that state's basic law from its adoption in 1776 until the Maryland Constitution of 1851 took effect on July 4th of that year. The document included a Declaration of Rights. This, among other things, ended the position of the Church of England as the state-supported religion, and granted all Christians, including Roman Catholics, freedom of worship. Free blacks who met the property qualifications continued to be eligible to vote. The declaration was more than a bill of rights, which enunciates certain rights which are reserved to the people. The declaration stated that all power emanated from the people and that the governors were accountable to the people. The current Constitution of Maryland, which was ratified by the people of the state on September 18, 1867, forms the basic law for the U.S. state of Maryland. It replaced the short-lived Maryland Constitution of 1864 and is the fourth constitution under which the state has been governed. It was last amended in 2002. Light scattered foxing, otherwise fine.

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        Wanderungen in Griechenland (2 Bände in 1)

      Halle, Schwetschke, 1851. - im Gefolge des Königs Otto und der Königin Amalie. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Topographie und Geschichte. Mit 1 gefalteten Karte, XIX, 256 Seiten; VIII, 256 Seiten, Halbleinenband der Zeit, 20,5 x 13,5 cm, Einband etwas fleckig, Stempel auf dem Titelblatt, innen etwas gebräunt.

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      1851 or 1852], [New York: 1851 - Uncolored lithograph broadside, drawn by Magee. 8-1/2" x 10-3/4". Near Fine copy of a rare item. "A satire critical of New York Courier & Enquirer editor James Watson Webb for his journalistic assaults on exiled Hungarian revolutionary leader Louis Kossuth. Weitenkampf dates the cartoon 1852, but it may have appeared as early as December 1851, when Kossuth landed in New York for a much-publicized visit to seek American diplomatic and financial support for Hungary" [Reilly]. Although most Americans sympathized with Kossuth's struggle for liberty, Webb did not approve of Kossuth's "attempts to embroil the United States in the European conflict" [id.]. As a top-hatted Kossuth strides down the street, a copy of Webb's newspaper [with headline 'Kossuth'] protruding from his back pocket, people remark unfavorably "on the man what wrote all that Stuf agin the Hungarians." Magee, the artist and lithographer, worked in New York City during this period, with an office at 34 Mott Street, where he produced this scarce lithograph.Reilly 52-2. Weitenkampf page 112. OCLC 299946275 [2- AAS, Lib. Cong.] as of February 2017.

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        Les mystères du peuple. Erstausgabe der illustrierten Edition 1843, Verlag "*on s'abonne....", Paris. Splendide Edition. 16 Bände in 8 Büchern (komplett / 50 v. Chr. bis 1848). 93 Stahlstiche.

      Splendide Edition. Deuxieme Edition: erste illustrierte Auflage. 16 Bände in 8 Büchern. 93 Orig.-Stahlstich-Tafeln. Grossoktav, 18 x 25 cm. Halblederbände der Zeit mit reich ornamentalen Rückengoldprägungen. Bibliophil ausgestattete dunkelgrüne Halb-Maroquinausgabe mit reicher Rückengoldprägung. Ecken meist etwas gestaucht, Kanten beschabt, Deckel teils berieben, Kapitale teils lädiert, kaum stockfleckig. Bände 9 und 10 stammen aus der Edition 1851, die übrigen sind 2. Auflage. Uniform gebunden. Die Erstausgabe erschien ohne Illustrationen. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar der kompletten Sammlung dieser illustr. Erstausgabe. ALS KOMPLETTE SAMMLUNG RECHT SELTEN. Versandkosten wegen Gewicht bitte vor Bestellung anfragen. Edition splendide, Demi-Cuir, demi- Maroquin, signes d'usage moderees. Les pages presque sans taches de rouille. Quelques chapitres usees, couvertures en parti frottees. En tout: Bons exemplaires de cette collection complete. L'edition complete est assez rare. Demandez le Prix des frais d'expedition avant la commande s.v.p..

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        Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, &c.

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1851. Large octavo. Original blind-stamped blue morocco-grain cloth, spine decorated and lettered gilt, cream endpapers with printed adverts, Remnant & Edmonds binders' ticket at the foot of the inside rear cover. Map of Albania and region as frontispiece, 20 tinted lithographic plates printed by Hullmandel and Walton. Rubbed, spinecaps restored. A very good copy. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the novelist Charles Lever and his wife: "Mr & Mrs Charles Lever from Edward Lear. In remembrance of pleasant days passed at Florence & La Spezzia, June, July, 1861." Lear had been in Florence to make a painting for one of his most consistent patrons, Frances, Lady Waldegrave, later the wife of his close friend Chichester Fortescue. Lever was serving at the time as vice-consul at La Spezia on a minimal salary ("as I like the place, and there is nothing - actually nothing - to do, I have thought it best to accept it"), a post that helped support his writing. The book is based on two journeys Lear made through Northern and Western Greece, Albania, and Macedonia in 1848 and 1849. The lithographs in this volume are tinted with three colours - blue-grey, grey and sepia - perhaps a technical experiment on Lear's part. Features the armorial bookplate of Richard Nevill.

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        A Tahitian and English dictionary, with introductory remarks on the Polynesian language, and a short grammar of the Tahitian dialect: with an appendix containing a list of foreign words used in the Tahitian Bible, in commerce, etc., with the sources from whence they have been derived.

      Tahiti : London Missionary Society's press, 1851. First edition. Octavo, contemporary half cloth over marbled papered boards (rubbed), pp. vi, 314, 7; rear endpapers with original owner's manuscript lingustic notes in ink and graphite, rear pastedown with tipped-in nineteenth century printed tabulated key for Tahitian measurements, currency and numbers; a good copy. The first complete dictionary of the Tahitian language to be compiled, this was also the first book of its kind to be published in Tahiti. It was also only the third dictionary published in the Pacific (preceded only by Andrews' Hawaiian Vocabulary, printed at Lahaina in 1836, and a Tongan dictionary of 1841). There had been been an attempt at a Tahitian vocabulary by Guillaume de Humboldt in Berlin in 1843, appended to a larger work on the languages of the Marquesas Islands and Tahiti by Johann Carl Eduard Buschmann. The compiler of that work was John Davies (1772-1855), the pioneer missionary who went on to produce this dictionary. Davies had also published a short grammar of the Tahitian language in 1823, which is here reproduced with corrections and additions. This landmark dictionary was the collective work of the first missionaries sent to Tahiti by the London Missionary Society, edited by Davies, with significant input from his fellow missionary Orsmond. The dictionary contains over 10,000 words, many of which have since fallen out of use. The manuscript notes on the rear endpapers are an interesting feature of this copy. The notes list some items of vocabulary that are included in the dictionary, as well as some notes on the Tahitian nomenclature for the winds, including words which are not listed in the dictionary. As revealed by the French word 'vents', the book seems to have previously belonged to a French owner - in all likelihood an early French resident. The dictionary was published during the years when Tahiti was a French protectorate, prior to its annexation by France in 1880 and conversion to a colony.

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        Liber Henoch, aethiopice, ad quinque codicum fidem editus, cum variis lectionibus.

      Leipzig, W. Vogel, s.d., (1851), - petit in-4 carré, IV-91-[3]-38 pp., un f. n. ch. d'errata, texte en ghèze, introduction et notes en latin, demi-chagrin brun, dos à nerfs orné de filets et lions dorés, pièce de titre cerise, tranches mouchetées de rouge (rel. de l'époque). Bon exemplaire. Première édition de cette version du pseudépigraphe Livre d'Hénoch, qui fait partie du canon reçu par l'Eglise éthiopienne, mais est rejeté tant par la version massorétique que par les Septante. Pour les autres Eglises chrétiennes, le canon 60 du Concile de Laodicée de 364 l'a définitivement écarté. C'est James Bruce qui, en 1773, ramena en Europe trois manuscrits éthiopiens le contenant. Le philologue Christian Friedrich Augst Dillmann (1823-1894) s'était consacré à l'étude des manuscrits éthiopiens conservés dans les bibliothèques de Paris, Londres et Oxford, créant ainsi un renouveau de ces études au milieu du XIXe siècle.

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        The House of The Seven Gables (in fine binding)

      Boston: Ticknor, Reed & Fields, 1851. First edition. Leather_bound. Fine. First edition. Later issue with lettering unbattered on p. 149, last letter on p.50, line 25 and p. 278, line 25 missing; four pages of ads at front dated July 1852. Bound in full crimson morocco, lined in gilt, hubbed spine with gilt lettering and fleurons in the compartments; marbled endpapers. Text clean and bright. A very handsome example, binding bright and fresh.

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      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 634pp.; G+; spine green cloth with gilt lettering; original publisher's cloth, original orange endpapers, with the publisher's circular device blindstamped on the front and rear boards; spine partially faded to tan, with gilt lettering also partially faded, some small brown discoloration to spine edge; endpapers have some discoloration; moderate foxing throughout; six pages of publisher's ads; binding slightly loose; top edge of front hinge of front board has a repaired tear; BAL 13664; HC consignment; Shelved CASE 2. Dupont.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      Hursley, Hampshire, England: Not published, 1851. Four page letter, written entirely in the hand of and signed by John Keble. Written from Hursley Vicarage and dated October 14, 1857, it reads: My dear Sir, I thank you much for sending me the Inscription, + for mentioning the Window. It has occurred to me that for the subject or one of the subjects of the latter there might be something appropriate, if one could get it properly treated, in the Prophet Isaiah having his lips touched by a coal of fire from the alter in the hand of an angel c. vi. 6.7. But one is almost afraid to mention it - it would require such superior skill + feeling. If your artist could submit his design before execution to some such person as Mr. Butterfield, I should say, from experience, that he would be doing on of the best things he could for his work. I should wish to give a little (I cannot afford more) to the windows - will you kindly put me down for a guinea? I will you believe me, dear Sir, yours very truly, [signed] J Keble. I have mentioned it to Professor Reed." The Butterfiled referred to in the letter is undoubtedly William Butterfield (1814 - 1900) architect. Keble was an English clergyman and poet. J. H. Newman later called Keble's sermon of July 14 1833 as the beginning of the Oxford Movement. From 1836, he was the priest of a small Parish of Hursley, Hampshire. Three years after his death, Keble College at Oxford was established (Butterfield built the chapel).. Signed. No edition. Unbound. Very good+ condition.

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

      Literairische Anstalt (Rütten & Löning) ca 1851, Frankfurt am Main - 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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        Storia d'Italia di Francesco Guicciardini Conforme la celebre lezione del Professore Giovanni Rosini con Note. - Volume Primo: Dal 1490 al 1534

      Presso l'Editore-Librajo Ernesto Oliva - Milano, 1851. ITALIANO 0,55 Volume della metà del XIX secolo in buono stato, coperta in mezzapelle, dorso in pelle con decorazioni e caratteri incisi in oro, piatti marmorizzati, bordo e punte leggermente consunti, tagli con accenno di fioritura poco bruniti, pagine in buono stato, prime con becca. Scritta su risguardia. Magnifica antiporta con incisione in nero del ritratto di Francesco Guicciardini. Frontespizio con fantastica vignetta incisa in nero. Di Giambattista Corniani "Notizie intorno alla vita e agli scritti di Francesco Guicciardini", tratte dai Secoli della Letteratura Italiana. I volume della collana Storia d'Italia di Francesco Guicciardini. Solo Volume Primo. USATO

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        A Treatise on Astronomy

      Engraved title page and 3 engraved plates, illustrations to the text. New edition, original brown ripple-grained cloth. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans.

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        The Writings of Douglas Jerrold.

      London: Bradbury and Evans, - In 8 vols. Half calf with gilt title on spine & black cloth. All edges marbled. Marble endpapers. Front & rear cover stained & sl.wrinkled. Its spine sl.sunned & rubbed. All edges sunned. Front ep. sl.rubbed. [Vol.I]: Gutter of title page verso sl.cracked. [Vol.II]: Small spotted on P.171. 18.3x12.5cm.[Contents as follows] Vol.I: St. Giles and St. James. / Vol.II: Men of Character. / Vol.III: Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures, The Story of a Feather, and The Sick Giant and the Doctor Dware. / Vol.IV: Cakes and Ale. / Vol.V: Punch's Letters to His Son, Punch's Complete Letter Writer, and Sketches of the English. / Vol.VI: A Man Made of Money, and The Chronicles of Clovernook. / Vol.VII: Comedies. / Vol.VIII: Comedies and Dramas. Collected Edition. 1851-1854. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Die Tertiär-Floren der Oesterreichischen Monarchie. [I] Vorwort. Die tertiäre Flora der Umgebungen von Wien; 2. Die tertiäre Flora von Häring in Tirol; 3. Steinkohlenflora von Raditz in Böhmen; Tertiär-Flora von Szakadat und Thalheim in Siebenbürgen [by K. J. Andrae].

      - Wien, kaiserlich-königlichen geologischen Reichsanstalt, 1851-(1855). Folio (34.5 x 25.0 cm). 277 pp. [36; 118; 74; 49] pp.; one coloured map; and 77 fine tinted lithographed plates. [5; 31; 29 (including two large, folded); 12]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Speckled edges. = A rare series of monographs of the Tertiary floras of Austria, the first three by the eminent Austrian botanist Constantin Freiherrn von Ettingshausen (1826-1897), professor of botany at the university of Graz. The fourth is by the German paleobotanist Karl (or Carl) Justus Andrae, or Andrä (1817-1885). These works include numerous new species, finely illustrated after usually well-preserved specimens. Published in the rare, early volumes of Anstalt's Abhandlungen. Library stamps on title and plate versos; a few shining through a little; water stain on the lower bottom part of the map and scattered, mostly light, foxing throughout. Cat. BM(NH) 2, p. 545. Neither in Nissen, BBI nor in Stafleu and Cowan. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey; In Two Volumes: Vol II

      Leipzig Bernhard Tauchnitz 1851 - 2 volume set. 2nd Continental Edition. 16.5 x 12 cm. With half-titles, 336; 316, [3] pp. Bound in 3/4 blue cloth over marbled boards. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Refs: Smith, pages 83-84. Tauchnitz International Editions in English 1841-1955 by William Todd and Ann Bowden, page 70, No. 201. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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&apos;s novels from the library of his friend and colleague Charles Dickens. The Catalogue of Dickens?s Library (Sotheran&apos;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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        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 &#150; 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.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 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. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair.

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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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        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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      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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        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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