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        La pena dei lavori forzati considerata nella sua applicazione pratica ossia i bagni marittimi negli Stati sardi studiati sotto l'aspetto economico-statistico-igienico-morale ed al confronto della riforma penitenziaria

      Ferrando, Genova 1851 - In 8, pp. XXIII + 486 con tavv. sinottiche n.t., 2 grandi tavv. sinottiche f.t. piu' volte rip. e 1 tav. in lit. acquerellata a mano all'antip. Nota manoscritta coeva a p. VII. D. rifatto. Qualche alone ai p. Br. ed. Saggio relativo alle abitudini di vita dei condannati ai lavori forzati presso i bagni marittimi negli Stati Sardi. In particolare, l'A. cita l'impiego dei condannati al porto di Genova nei lavori alla darsena e all'arsenale. Oltre a coloro incaricati dello spurgo del porto, ci sono magazzinieri, imbianchini, fabbri, ferrai, falegnami, cordai, maestri d'ascia, stagnai, calderai, bottai. Ad essi il Governo forniva il vitto giornaliero che consisteva in una razione di 'trentadue oncie di pane, piu' quattr'oncie di fave per la minestra [.]. Una giubba rossa di molettone, una berretta rossa in lana, e pantaloni di tela, una camicia e scarpe, componevano il loro vestiario'. Non tutti i condannati erano incatenati a due a due; alcuni erano liberi, altri portavano al piede una grossa palla di cannone. Successivamente, nel 1848, vennero apportate modifiche al regolamento che disciplinava i lavori forzati nei bagni degli Stati sardi: in particolare i condannati venivano suddivisi in categorie a seconda della durata della pena e dal tipo di reato commesso. L'A. si sofferma poi sulla pena della 'berlina', che consisteva nel far passare il prigioniero in mezzo alle vie della citta' mentre veniva sottoposto al pubblico insulto e ludibrio. Massone si scaglia contro questa sanzione ritenendola inutile e dannosa perche' non faceva che accrescere l'astio del detenuto nei confronti della societa'. Si stabili' inoltre, nei nuovi regolamenti, una paga giornaliera per i prigionieri, liberi di utilizzare il compenso come preferivano, purche' lo usassero sempre per migliorare il vitto giornaliero. Alcuni lavoratori speciali, detti 'di grazia', erano totalmente liberi dai ferri e potevano uscire in citta' senza scorta. Praticamente anche qui si denota la divisione in addetti alla 'grande fatigue' (non pagati e addetti ai lavori peggiori) e alla 'petite fatigue' (retribuiti e addetti a lavori specializzati) da tempo in atto nei bagni francesi. Secondo Massone, la vita ai lavori forzati presso i bagni era preferibile rispetto a quella nel carcere a causa della vista del mare, dell'aria libera, del sole, e della possibilita' di stringere amicizia con i compagni. La prigione, invece, 'uccide il corpo, altera l'intelligenza e pone l'animo in uno stato di tale letargo, che neutralizza la facolta' di agire a seconda del proprio intimo volere'. In realta' i bagni penali furono quanto rimase nel momento in cui le galere vennero a perdere la loro funzione bellica e cominciarono a marcire nei porti. Scomparivano le galere ma rimanevano i galeotti. La pena della galera rimase sempre presente negli ordinamenti e i galeotti vennero quindi destinati ai molti lavori necessari alla gestione di una flotta militare e dei suoi porti. Gran parte della massa dei prigionieri era composta da frotte di poveracci, piu' che da criminali veri e propri, da vagabondi, pitocchi, eretici e contrabbandieri i quali, molte volte senza subire alcun processo, venivano d?ufficio inviati al bagno penale. ITA

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        Les prophètes du passé EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Louis Hervé, 1851. Fine. Louis Hervé, Paris 1851, 12,5x16,5cm, broché. - First Edition. Yellow cover of the editor, our copy, uncut, is full of beautiful engraved portrait frontispiece of the author. Important but pale wetness affecting almost all the sheets. Very rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Couverture jaune de l'éditeur, notre exemplaire, non rogné, est complet du très beau portrait gravé de l'auteur en frontispice. Importante mais pâle mouillure affectant la presque totalité des feuillets. Très rare.

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        A Tahitian and English Dictionary,: with Introductory Remarks on the Polnesian 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 - The first complete dictionary and grammar of Tahitian, by John Davies, 1772-1855, who arrived as a missionary in Tahiti in 1801 and worked there until his death. His "Grammar of the Tahitian Dialect" was printed at Bruder's Point Tahiti in 1823, and was printed for the second time here at Papeete, where the press moved in 1843. Taylor p.298; Du Rietz, Bib. Polynesiana 1016; O'Reilly & Reitman 5761 A very good copy bound in late twentieth century quarter calf, with protective slipcase.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Birds' eye view of New-York & Brooklyn

      New York: A. Guerber & Co. , 1851. unbound. View. Original color lithograph with hand coloring. Image measures 22 1/8" x 32 1/2". In archival black frame. This dramatic circa 1851 view depicts New York City and Brooklyn in beautiful detail looking north from Governors Island extending out behind it toward the horizon. The bustling harbor and the piers along the west and east bank is filled with an assortment of sail and steam ships. Battery Park is beautifully depicted with Castle Clinton or Castle Garden, the pre-Ellis Island immigration station and later an entertainment hall, is set into the water and connected with a footbridge, as it was originally constructed. The shoreline of the city would eventually extend outward with landfill by the end of the 19th century. Castle Williams and Fort Jay on Governors Island are featured. Modern New Yorkers map not recognize the 19th century variant of this beautiful city without the iconic Brooklyn bridge and the Statue of Liberty, both of which would only appear decades later. However, the St. Paul's Chapel can be seen standing taller than the rest of the buildings, with Broadway, the oldest north-south thoroughfare sunning alongside. The view is in good condition with some scuffing and abrasions along the title. John Bachmann (1814-1896) was a Swiss-born lithographer and artist known for his bird's-eye views, especially of New York City. Scarce.

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        Handlexicon zum zu den Quellen des Romischen Rechts

      1851. Scarce German Dictionary of Roman Law Terms Heumann, [H]ermann [G]ottlieb. Handlexicon zum zu den Quellen des Romischen Rechts. Jena: Druck und Verlag von Friedrich Mauke, 1851. [viii], 638, [1] pp. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (8-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, gilt-filleted raised bands and gilt title to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, chip to head of spine, corners worn, a few cracks to text block. Moderate toning, occasional foxing. Early owner signature to front free endpaper, interior otherwise clean. * Second edition, "expanded and corrected." This useful dictionary of terms in Roman law with references to passages in the Corpus Juris Civilis and other sources was first published in 1846 as Handlexicon zum Corpus Juris Civilis: Nach den Quellen Bearbeitet. The fourth and final edition was published in 1884. All are scarce, especially in North America. OCLC locates no copies of any edition in North America. This edition not in the British Museum Catalogue.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      Nürnberg, 17. XI. 1851. - 4to. 1 Seite. Blaues Papier. Mit Siegelspur und Adresse. Randeinschnitte (zur Siegelöffnung), leicht braunfleckig. An den Verleger Heinrich Brockhaus in Leipzig wegen seiner neuen Sammlung persischer Gedichte „Hafis". – Die erste Ausgabe war 1846 bei Hoffmann & Campe erschienen. „[ ] Nachdem ich Ihnen auf Ihre Anregung [ ] hin das Manuskript meines neuen Hafis zum Zweitenmale zugesendet, wartete ich geraume Zeit auf die definitiven Bestimmungen, die Sie mir demnächst zukommen zu lassen versprochen hatten. Da sie nicht eintrafen, so erlaubte ich mir eine Anfrage deßhalb u erhielt die [ ] Antwort, daß Sie in London seien u daß ich mich daher noch einige Zeit lang gedulden möge. Nachdem nun wieder ein ziemlich langer Zeitraum verstrichen, ohne daß mir irgend eine Nachricht über den Gang der Sache geworden, bin ich so frei, noch einmal an diese Angelegenheit zu erinnern [ ] Eine gar zu lange Verzögerung des projektirten Unternehmens [ ] muß mir um so unangenehmer sein, da ich im Anfang auf bestimmte Zeiterscheinungen Rücksicht genommen [ ]" - Die neue Sammlung erschien im folgenden Jahr bei Bauer & Raspe in Nürnberg. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Amico de Sandro: a fragment of a novel

      [Harrow]: privately printed [for George Sims] 1851 - Cloth-backed patterned boards, in torn glassene dustwrapper. Edition limited to 150 numbered copies, this no. 12 and the publisher's own, with his (Alan Anderson, "Et in Arcadia ego"; and Will Carter, blue) book-labels; later pencilled ownership signature of the Corvo collector Robert Scoble. Printed at the Curwen Press. "'Oh, I do think that I ought to know something about Friendship. I had a friend, once. But he died.' . . ." The story of the publication of Amico de Sandro, the second of Sims's Rolfe publications, does not, as the collector and Corvo scholar Robert Scoble tells it in The Corvo Cult (2014), reflect very well on Sims. David Roth, Sims's best Corvo collector at the time (he had bought the entire contents of Sims's fourth, all Corvo, catalogue in 1949) sent Sims in January 1951 a photocopy of this Rolfe fragment for his "personal collection". Sims, emboldened by his new alliance with Julian Symons who claimed to be the owner, by inheritance from his late brother, of the Rolfe copyrights, unilaterally decided to publish Roth's text. Roth was, understandably, surprised. Amico de Sandro appeared in book form, handsome but unannotated, in July 1951, at two guineas a copy for the standard issue, on Barcham Green hand-made paper (10 copies on Goatskin Parchment paper, and bound by Sangorski, went for five to seven guineas). Woolf A12. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Poésies - Prose EDITION ORIGINALE

      Genève: A. Jullien, 1851. Fine. A. Jullien, Genève 1851, 14,5x23cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition of wich no leading copies exists. Bound in half morocco Russian burgundy corners, flat spine decorated with romantic decorative golden date tail, gilt frames on flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, cover and spine preserved, ex- bookplate pasted on a guard, golden head, elegant binder romantic pastiche signed Semet & Plumelle. Rare and very nice copy well established. Source: Fund for French-speaking Swiss Natural Albert poets that formed from the twenties. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin de Russie bordeaux à coins, dos lisse orné de motifs décoratifs romantiques dorés, date en queue, encadrements de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, ex-libris encollé sur une garde, tête dorée, élégante reliure pastiche romantique signée de Semet & Plumelle. Rare et très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. Provenance : fonds des poètes suisse romands d'Albert Natural qu'il constitua à partir des années vingt.

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        Oriental Album. Characters, Costumes, and Modes of Life, in the Valley of the Nile.

      London, James Madden, 1851. - Folio. 31 tinted lithograph plates, all with partial hand-colouring. Contemporary red half morocco gilt. Second edition of one of the most sought-after and earliest publications by Prisse d'Avennes, who spent many years in Egypt after 1826, first as an engineer in the service of Mehmet Ali. After 1836 he explored Egypt disguised as an Arab, using the name Edris Effendi; during this period he carried out archaeological excavations in the valley of the Nile. In 1848 he first published his "Oriental Album". This unusual visual collection of "characters, costumes and modes of life in the valley of the Nile" is augmented by a commentary by the renowned orientalist and Egyptologist James Augustus St. John. - The frontispiece portrait depicts the artist's friend George Lloyd in the robes of a sheikh reclining with a hookah, and camels in the background. Lloyd, a botanist accompanying the expedition, accidentally shot himself whilst cleaning a rifle. - Light foxing, affecting some plates, with 2 plates trimmed at foot and laid down. Atabey 1001. Blackmer 1357. Colas 2427. OCLC 4423031. Cf. Brunet IV, 885 (1st ed. only). Heritage Library, Islamic Treasures, s. v. "Art" (illustration). Not in Abbey. Lipperheide Ma 30 (1st ed.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        History of the War in Afghanistan

      London: Richard Bentley, , 1851. From the Unpublished Letters and Journals of Political and Military Officers employed in Afghanistan throughout the Entire Period of British Connexion with that Country. 2 volumes octavo (212 × 132 mm) Near contemporary, ?native black half straight-grained skiver, textured red cloth boards, edges sprinkled red, endpapers renewed to style. A few gatherings lightly browned, scattered foxing. A very good set in an interesting period binding. First edition of this important contribution to the historiography of the region, described by Bruce as "the definitive account" of the First Anglo-Afghan War, 1839-42, one of the first major conflicts of the Great Game. Sir John William Kaye (1814-1876) was a prolific historian who had gone out to India in 1832 as a Bengal artillery cadet; "his works are still used by historians" (ODNB).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Heeringen Gustav, Wanderungen durch Franken, Leipzig, 1840

      Heeringen G.A., 1800-1851 - Franken, Heeringen Gustav, Wanderungen durch Franken, Leipzig, Wigand, anno 1840, Heeringen, Gustav von, aus, "Das malerische und romantische Deutschland", Orig Umschlag, 2 Aufl., 183 Seiten, 31 Stahltiche nach L. Richter, u.a. von: Wertheim, Coburg Veste, Schloß Callenberg, Altenstein, Die Bettenburg, Bad Berneck, Kulmbach, Bayreuth, Die Alte Linde bei Phantasie, Lichtenstein, Lichtenfels, Vierzenheiligen, Bamberg, Altenburg bei Bamberg, Pommersfelden, Ebrach, Schloss Theres, Schloss Mainberg, Kloster Schwarzach, Kitzingen, Würzburg, Nürnberg Festung, Bad Kissingen, Kreuzberg, Kloster Kreuzberg, Die Salzburg, Streitberg, Rabeneck, Burg Neidek,Aufsees, Pottenstein usw. 8°, gering stockfleckig [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hammelburger Antiquariat]
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        Les vieilles ballades françaises EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: in La chronique de Paris, 1851. Fine. in La chronique de Paris, Paris 3 Août 1851, 15,5x24,5cm, relié. - Originale.binding Edition half brown sheepskin, flat spine decorated with golden threads and a golden tail lace, binding of époque.Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi basane marron, dos lisse orné de filets dorés et d'une dentelle dorée en queue, reliure de l'époque. Rare.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to William Michael Rossetti

      12mo. Two pages, one sheet. n.d. [ca. 1851]. A nice early letter by Millais to William Michael Rossetti mentioning Gabriel and signing using the "PRB" monogram. "My dear Michael, Kind assurance to see my pictures before they go in, how is it that you have not already? Anytime next week I shall be glad to see you. Your PRB John E. Millais, over" [next page]: "PS Come and visit (with your brother Gabriel) here Monday... if that suits your convenience write and let me know the hour." Very good.

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        Reminiscences of a Naval Officer, during the Late War

      London: Henry Colburn, , 1851. With Sketches and Anecdotes of Distinguished Commanders. 2 volumes octavo, bound in one. Publisher's green straight-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine within an elaborate frame, similarly attractive panels in blind to the boards, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Lithographed portrait frontispiece to each volume, Admirals Sir Edward Owen and Sir Benjamin Hallowell Carew. Somewhat rubbed, and a little soiled, front hinge repaired, first frontispiece spotted, and first title page browned, light browning otherwise, a very good copy. First Edition. Crawford entered the navy in 1800 as a first class volunteer on board HMS Diamond "in which he assisted in the capture of many of the enemy's ships, armed and otherwise" (O'Byrne). He transferred to the Immortalité and later Clyde, frigates, under Admiral Owen as a midshipman "and appears to have been almost daily in action from June 1802 until Aug. 1806, with detachments of the Boulogne flotilla." With Duckworth on the Royal George at the forcing of the Dardanelles in 1807, Crawford was present at the destruction of the Turkish squadron off Point Pesquies. Promoted lieutenant in the Sultan, he was involved in frequent cutting out operations in the Gulf of Genoa, taking part in the pursuit of the French ships of the line Robuste and Lion in 1809. In 1810-11 he served under Admiral Carew in the blockade of Toulon and supporting the Catalonian insurgents on the coast, being present at the siege of Tarragona. Promoted commander in 1815 he was given command of the Grasshopper on the West India Station, where he served until invalided home in 1829, promoted Retired Captain in 1849, he died 20 years later. An uncommon and brilliantly written account of naval life in the Napoleonic Wars, entirely factual but so full of incident and detail as to suggest the work of Marryat, Forester or O'Brien. Armorial bookplate of William Frederick Webb to the front pastedown. Webb came into a large inheritance in 1847, and in 1861 purchased Newstead Abbey, Lord Byron's old home.

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        ENCICLOPEDIA MODERNA. DICCIONARIO UNIVERSAL DE LITERATURA, CIENCIAS, ARTES, AGRICULTURA, INDUSTRIA Y COMERCIO, publicada por ---. (37 VOLUMENES)

      - Establecimiento Tipografico de Mellado. Madrid. 1851 34 vols. A-Z + 3 vols. Atlas con grabados. (23 cm) Enc.plena piel pasta española con dorados en lomo. Guardas al agua en tonos azul-marron. Texto a dos columnas. Los tres volumenes suplemento de "Atlas" contienen 134+ 126+ 136 preciosos grabados ordenados por materias, muchos de ellos desplegables. En buen estado general, con un sello de ant. prop. en cada volumen. --- OBRA COMPLETA --- El tomo 34 incluye un suplemento de unas 700 p. Z (Ref.37781) enciclopedia diccionario [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ministerial - Conferenz sämtlicher deutschen Regierungen durch ihre bevollmächtigten Minister und Abgeordneten, im blauen Saale des Brühlschen Palais zu Dresden 1850 - 1851 . Lithographie.

      Verlag A.M. Müller, Druck F. Franke, Dresden 1851 - Lithographie 73 x 58 cm mit 35 farbigen Wappen mit Blatt- und Muschelbordüre. Ränder fleckig u. etwas knickfaltig. Ministerrunde mit Felix v. Schwarzenberg im Vordergrund 14, fr Sprache: de

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        Moby Dick; Or, The Whale.

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1851 - First edition, first issue binding. Octavo, original publisher’s cloth, original orange endpapers. An unrestored very good example with some of a few small chips to the foot of the spine and some of the usual foxing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A completely unrestored example to this cornerstone in American literature. Initially panned by critics and readers when published in 1851, "in the 20th century Moby Dick would be rediscovered and acknowledged as possibly the greatest of all American novels" (Chronology of American Literature). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LEAGUE OF THE HO-DE-NO-SAU--NEE, OR IROQUOIS

      Rochester, N. Y.: Sage & Brother. Good+. 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. Brown leather spine, raised bands with gilt title. Clean marbled boards with leather protected front corners. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Frontispiece a Seneca Costume. 19 full pages of engraved illustrations. 29 vignettes and 3 fold-outs, a large map by Lewis H. Morgan, an indian skirt and a language table. Information of the six Iroquois Tribes, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Cayuga, Mohawk and Tuscarora. Tribal Divisions, Language, Religion, Fabrics, Dances and Games. G+ Condition is due to the following: X-Library with some interior markings and residue from removed rear library pocket. Map has a mended edge tear. Cover edges lightly rubbed. Light damp stain on bottom margin of pages 26-38/. Native Americans; Ex-Library; Engraved Illustrations.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 477 pages .

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        League of the Ho-De-No-Sau-Nee, or Iroquois

      Rochester: Sage and Brother. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. Light brown three-quarter leather with marbled paper boards. Gilt on spine bands and title is entirely worn off and spine is slightly cocked. Rubbed paper and edges with bumped corners. Binding tight with cracked paper at gutters. Marbled edges with light soil. First free endpaper is missing. The front endpapers have an 1852 inscription with ink shadows on adjacent pages and two bookplates, one on the verso of the half-title page, all from the family of Joseph Buell Ward of Rochester, NY. 22 plates including one folding illustration, one folding language chart, two hand-colored plates with tissue, and a hand-colored map of Iroquois territory in 1720. Attorney, anthropologist and ethnologist Lewis H. Morgan's in-depth look at the Iroquois and the former Iroquois Confederacy presents a wealth of detail on social and governmental organization, religion, culture, and the current status of the Iroquois. Morgan was especially interested in kinship theory and matriarchal lineage. Appendices on place names and verbs in Iroquois. Howes M 804. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 477 pp .

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        Portrait of Sir Joseph Hooker

      London: M. & N. Hanhart Imp., circa, 1851. Lithograph portrait; 295 x 240 mm., fine copy with wide margins, mounted. A fine portrait of the botanist Sir Joseph Hooker (1817-1911). Son of the director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (whom he later succeeded in the post), Hooker accompanied Ross's Antarctic expedition in 1839 as assistant surgeon and naturalist on the Erebus.During the voyage, Hooker visited Van Diemen's Land twice and also had a brief stay at Port Jackson. On his return to England he published the three volume Botany of the Antarctic Voyage. His introductory essay to the Flora Tasmaniæ (1855-60) volume represents the first published support of Darwin's theory of natural selection.

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        Poésies EDITION ORIGINALE

      Genève: Vianey, 1851. Fine. Vianey, Genève 1851, 15,5x24cm, relié. - Edition of wich no leading copies exists. Bound in half morocco Russian khaki corners, smooth spine lightly faded romantic decorative ornate golden date tail, gilt frames on flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats paper bowl, cover and spine preserved, bookplate pasted on a guard, golden head, elegant binder romantic pastiche signed Semet & Plumelle. Rare and very nice copy well established. Source: Fund for French-speaking Swiss Natural Albert poets that formed from the twenties. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin de Russie kaki à coins, dos lisse légèrement passé orné de motifs décoratifs romantiques dorés, date en queue, encadrements de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos conservés, ex-libris encollé sur une garde, tête dorée, élégante reliure pastiche romantique signée de Semet & Plumelle. Rare et très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. Provenance : fonds des poètes suisse romands d'Albert Natural qu'il constitua à partir des années vingt.

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        Dahomey and the Dahomans: Being the Journals of Two Missions to the King of Dahomey, and Residence at His Capital, in the Years 1849 and 1850 In Two Volumes

      Published by Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1851 - , 2 uniform volumes, xii, 244; & v, 248 pages, publishers catalogue [32] at the rear of vol 2, complete with 13 plates (7 colour lithographed) First Edition , rebacked with original spines laid down and new endpapers, ex library copies with small label on spines and light stamps on reverse of frontispieces, few light spots to frontispieces but rest of plates and text are nice and clean, books in good+ condition , brown cloth with blindstamped design, gilt titles on spines Octavo Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        Voyage au Ouaday, traduit de l'Arabe par le Dr Perron, directeur de l'Ecole de medecine du Kaire [ ]. Ouvrage accompagne de cartes et de planches et du portrait du Cheykh, publie par le Dr Perron et M. Jomard, membre de l'Institut [ ]. Ouvrage precede d'une preface de ce dernier, contenant des remarques historiques et geographiques, et faisant suite au Voyage au Darfour.

      Paris, Benjamin Duprat, Arthus Bertrand, Franck, Renouard, Gide, 1851.. Large 8vo. (4), LXXV, (1), 756 pp. (pp. 753-756 are duplicated). With portrait of El-Tounsy and 9 lithographed plates of portraits, costumes, arms, instruments and maps. Contemp. half garnet-red roan, smooth spine with gilt fillets, green title labels.. Very rare first edition. Valued account of a journey made by an Ulema from Cairo, Sheikh Mohammed El-Tounsy, to a relatively unknown region of North Africa: Ouaday or Seleih Dar, located south of the Libyan desert and to the west of Darfur. In addition to the relation, this includes chapters on Egypt and the Maghreb as well as significant explanatory notes followed by seven vocabularies: Ouadayen, Forien, Fertyt, Barnaouyen, Baguirmien, Toubou and Fezzanais. This volume is much rarer than the Voyage au Darfour by the same author, published by Dr. Perron in 1846. - Slight dampstains to plates 2, 3 and 4. Good copy. - Gay 2786. Brunet VI, 20821.

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        The New-Orleans Book [Louisiana]

      Robert Gibbes Barnwell, New Orleans 1851 - Xii, 384 Pp. Original Red Ribbed Cloth, Gilt Lettering On Spine, Gilt Crescent Moon On Front Cover, Gilt Swan And Brood In Nest On Rear Cover. Decorative Endpapers, All Edges Gilt. 1850 Copyright Date, 1851 On Title Page, No Publisher Indicated, Copyright Page Indicates Printed In Boston At Wright & Harry's Steam Press, Apparently This Being The First Publication. A Compilation Of Prose And Verse By Several Dozen Authors. Covers Worn, All Gilt Still Present, Fraying At Corners And Along Top And Bottom Edges Of Spine, Hinges Intact. Inscribed On Second Free Endpaper With Linked Chain, Three Links With Initials [J-L-F?], Fourth Link Containing "Of", "Fidelity From P H Willan Esq. Of Long America No.L 1 To Mle. Coyle Of B. B. Sept. 24 '1855"; Book Label Of Plantation Book Shop, Natchez., Miss. On Front Pastedown. Very Scarce; Worldcat Locates Only Two Institutional Copies, Both In The Uk. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Origines Parochiales Scotiae. The Antiquities Ecclesiastical and Territorial of the Parishes of Scotland. Two volumes in three

      Edinburgh / Glasgow / London: W. H. Lizars, St. James' Square. J. Smith & Son, St. Vincent Street. S. Highley, Fleet Street, and all booksellers MDCCCLI - MDCCCLV, 1851-1855 (1851). First edition.. Hardback. 4to. (11.5 x 9 inches). Volume I: xlii, 532; 1 large fold-out map. Volume II, Part I: xx, (i), 390, (ii); 2 large fold-out maps. Volume II, Part II: xxii, (ii), [391]-844; 3 large fold-out maps. 6 folded maps in all. Original green cloth, paper labels to spine. Wear to heads and tails of spines. Labels scuffed and rubbed; cloth a little marked and splashed, rubbed to corners. Early owner's name and date (1869) on printed ticket to front pastedowns. Light spotting to prelims and extrems, including spotting to maps, with some closed tears to maps. Some pages unopened. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Volume II, Part I with a slip inserted pointing out that 'Some of the Names of Places in the Maps are unavoidably left out, but will be supplied when the Second Part of this volume is completed, when other Impressions will be given'. With half-titles and an index of parishes in each volume. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Title page printed in red and black. Price on spine labels: Vol. I: £2. 12s. 6d., Vol. II, parts I and II: £1. 10s. "The contribution to the Bannatyne Club of Lord Jeffrey, Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, Bart., and the Hon. Charles Francis Stuart". Contents Vol. I. Diocese of Glasgow. Vol. II, pt. 1. Diocese of Argyle. Diocese of the Isles. Vol. II, pt. 2. Diocese of Ross. Diocese of Caithness. Diocese of Argyle. Diocese of the Isles. A Very Good set. Heavy books, requiring eye-watering and prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas. Courier in UK. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS; AND OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH, ACCORDING TO THE USE OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      New York: New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, [N.d.]. xx,580,109,[2]pp. Contemporary black morocco, gilt; rebacked to style. Corners lightly worn. Contemporary ownership inscription on front flyleaf. Internally clean. Very good. Self-styled, "Standard Edition." This copy of the BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER is notable for its provenance. On the front flyleaf, the inscription reads: "Edmund C. Bittinger, U.S. Steamship Susquehanna, June 7th, 1851. On Commodore Perry's Expedition to Japan." Edmund C. Bittinger (1819-1889) was a U.S. Naval Chaplain, commissioned in 1850. The U.S.S. Susquehanna, also commissioned in 1850, was Perry's flagship for the expedition that opened Japan to the West. In 1852, Perry was appointed head of a naval expedition charged with inducing the Japanese government to establish diplomatic relations with the United States. In 1853 the Japanese were finally forced to accept a treaty demanding better treatment of shipwrecked seamen and which allowed American ships to dock at two Japanese ports to purchase fuel and supplies. The most important result of the voyage, however, was that Japan was opened to the West for the first time in history and ushered in to the modern era. This prayer book made the journey from the U.S. to the unknown East with that historic expedition. A wonderful association.

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        Traite pratique des maladies cancereuses et des affections curables confondues avec le cancer

      Paris: J.-B. Bailliere, 1851. Inscribed Presentation Copy Lebert, Hermann (1813-78). Traité pratique des maladies cancéreuses et des affections curables confondues avec le cancer. xxvi, 892pp. Paris: J.-B. Bailli?re [etc.], 1851. 208 x 133 mm. 19th century quarter morocco, marbled boards, vellum corners, light rubbing and wear. Minor foxing but fine otherwise. Presentation copy, with Lebert?s signed autograph inscription on the title: ?? M. Louis, Vice-Président de l?Académie de Médecine Hommage de profonde et d?affectueuse estime H. Lebert.? First Edition. Lebert was one of the foremost cancer researchers of the nineteenth century, and the Traité pratique des maladies cancéreuses was his principal work on the subject. Using the histological methods developed by Johannes Müller, Lebert studied cancer cells under high magnification in order to discover the specific elements distinguishing them from normal cells. He classified tumors as either homeomorphous (composed of elements analogous to those of the normal organism) or heteromorphous (composed of elements having no analogy in the body). Lebert?s treatise ?described the characteristics of malignant cells, their variation of sizes, and noted the commonly increased size of the nucleus compared to the cytoplasm (later known as the ?karyoplasmic ratio?). This is the first description of altered karyoplasmic ratios in cancer cells. Alteration of karyoplasmic ratios is a morphometric criterion still used today in diagnostics? (De las Heras and Schirmer, p. 8). ?Lebert characterized the cancer cell itself as follows: ?The pattern of the cancerous cell is that of a small regular sphere with an elliptical nucleus, placed eccentrically, occupying almost half or even more of the inside and enclosing one or several big nucleoli?? (Wolff, p. 109). Assuming that only tumors containing this type of cell could be considered cancers, Lebert excluded several types of tumors that had previously been classed as cancerous, calling these tumors ?pseudocancer? and ?cancroid.? A native of Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland), Lebert studied medicine and natural science in Berlin, Zurich, and in Paris, where his primary teachers were Guillaume Dupuytren and Pierre-Charles-Alexandre Louis. Much of his career was spent in Switzerland, at first in the town of Bex (canton of Vaud), and later in Zurich, where he held the post of professor of clinical medicine from 1853 to 1859. In 1859 Lebert was invited to succeed Friedrich Theodor Frerichs as professor of clinical medicine and director of the hospital at Breslau. In 1879 he returned to Bex where he spent the remainder of his life. Lebert was one of the first to use the microscope in pathological anatomy. Lebert inscribed this copy to Dr. Louis, vice-president of the Académie de Médecine; this may refer to Pierre-Charles-Alexandre Louis (1787-1872), whose ?numerical method? for evaluating therapies was an ancestor of the modern clinical trial. De las Heras & Schirmer, ?The nuclear envelope and cancer: A diagnostic perspective and historical overview,? in Cancer Biology and the Nuclear Envelope (2014), pp. 5-26). Garrison-Morton (online) 6965. Wolff, The Science of Cancerous Disease from Earliest Times to the Present (1907; tr. 1989), 109-11.

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        Halbinsel Sorrent - auf dem Weg nach Sorrent. [Blick von einer Terrasse auf die Küste].

      -,, [Italien], 1851 - Orig. Bleistiftzeichnung, weiß gehöht. [Italien], -, 1851. ca. 28 x 44,2 cm. Im Passepartout. Mit eighd. Sign. Titelei in Bleistift a. Rückseite. - Weiss etw. berieben, leichte Gbrsp. Deutsch

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        Descrizione Generica del Tempio d'Iside. Ragguagli della sua scoverta

      Napoli: Dalla Stamperia Reale, 1851 100 pages. With 9 copper engravings in the text and 10 folded copperplates. Half canvas binding, stained and rubbed. Very light foxing to a few pages, otherwise inside pages and plates are in very good condition, unmarked, clean and tight. At the end with 9 copperplates from other works (hieroglyphs and others, these plates with stronger traces of use). VERY RARE. According to WorldCat, only 2 copies in Germany. Photos available upon request. 39cm x 53cm. Heavy book, 4 kg.

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        Schiefertafel-Bilder zu deutschen Kinder Liedern (Kinderliedern). Mit 25 (!) lith. Tafeln (inkl. Titel), 1 Bl. Vorwort.

      Leipzig Romberg () 1851 - qu.4°. (24 x 30 cm) Ill. Halbleinen d. Zt. Deckelkanten stark beschabt, Deckel fleckig, die Tafeln insgesamt gut mit nur leichten Griffspuren. Wegehaupt II, 2933/ S. 267 - Eine Tafel ("Ich wollt um tausend Jahre nicht, dass mir der Kopf ab wäre") liegt doppelt vor! 1.100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Origines Parochiales Scotiae. The Antiquities Ecclesiastical and Territorial of the Parishes of Scotland. Two volumes in three

      Edinburgh / Glasgow / London: W. H. Lizars, St. James' Square. J. Smith & Son, St. Vincent Street. S. Highley, Fleet Street, and all booksellers MDCCCLI - MDCCCLV, 1851-1855 (1851). First edition.. Hardback. 4to. (11.5 x 9 inches). Volume I: xlii, 532; 1 large fold-out map. Volume II, Part I: xx, (i), 390, (ii); 2 large fold-out maps. Volume II, Part II: xxii, (ii), [391]-844; 3 large fold-out maps. 6 folded maps in all. Original green cloth, paper labels to spine. Wear to heads and tails of spines. Labels scuffed and rubbed; cloth a little marked and splashed, rubbed to corners. Early owner's name and date (1869) on printed ticket to front pastedowns. Light spotting to prelims and extrems, including spotting to maps, with some closed tears to maps. Some pages unopened. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Volume II, Part I with a slip inserted pointing out that 'Some of the Names of Places in the Maps are unavoidably left out, but will be supplied when the Second Part of this volume is completed, when other Impressions will be given'. With half-titles and an index of parishes in each volume. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Title page printed in red and black. Price on spine labels: Vol. I: £2. 12s. 6d., Vol. II, parts I and II: £1. 10s. "The contribution to the Bannatyne Club of Lord Jeffrey, Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, Bart., and the Hon. Charles Francis Stuart". Contents Vol. I. Diocese of Glasgow. Vol. II, pt. 1. Diocese of Argyle. Diocese of the Isles. Vol. II, pt. 2. Diocese of Ross. Diocese of Caithness. Diocese of Argyle. Diocese of the Isles. A Very Good set. Heavy books, requiring eye-watering and prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas. Courier in UK. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Ideen zu einem Versuch die Grenzen der Wirksamkeit des Staats zu bestimmen.

      - Breslau, Eduard Trewendt, 1851. 8vo. (2),+ XXVII,+ (1),+ 189,+ (1) pp. Sewn as issued, uncut in original printed wrapper. First edition. Preface by the editor Eduard Cauer. This liberal program by Humboldt was written already in 1791, influenced by the contemporary discussions concerning the French revolution. The manuscript, which for a while was in the possession of Friedrich Schiller, is here posthumously published for the first time. An English translation ?The Sphere and Duties of Government?, was published in 1854. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Series of Pamphlets by Orson Pratt, One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With Portrait. To Which is Appended a Discussion Held in Boston, Between Elder William Gibson, President of the Saints in the Manchester Conference, and the Rev. Mr. Woodman. Also a Discussion Held in France, Between Elder John Taylor, One of the Twelve Apostles, and Three Reverend Gentleman of Different Orders, Containing a Facsimile of Writings Engraved on Six Metallic Plates Taken Out of an Ancient Mound in the State of Illinois, in the Year 1843.

      R. James, Liverpool 1851 - 18 parts. Octavo [21cm] 3/4 green leather with marbled paper covered boards. Speckled text block edges. Good. The rear board is almost completely detached, the leather is heavily rubbed, and the underlying boards are exposed along the edges. There are numerous darkened patches on the edges of the endsheets. The text block is cracked several times. The Plate of The Brass Plates found at Kinderhook at the rear has a shallow closed tear in one of the edges. This is the more complete version with the "Three Nights' Public Discussion" pamphlet at rear. The frontispiece portrait of Orson Pratt is present. Originally published as separate pamphlets. "O. Pratt's Works was an influential book. Its tracts were published at a time when the British Mission was producing many converts, most of them learned the tenets of Mormonism from Orson's pamphlets" - Peter Crawley. Flake/Draper 6542a. Crawley II: 551. Mormon Imprints 32. Mormon Fifty 35. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CANAL COMMISSIONERS STATE OF NEW YORK IN ASSEMBLY1850-1862 (13 ANNUAL REPORTS IN 4 VOLUMES)

      Albany, N. Y.: State of New York. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1851-63. First Edition. Hardcover. 13 Annual Reports beautifully bound into 4 blue cloth volumes with gilt lettering on the spines. Text interior is clean & tight with a few small tears where fold-out attaches to text. Reports published in1851-1863 for the years 1850-1862. Illustrated with canal plans, tables, charts, maps & descriptions. 1850 (No. 26) : 118pp w /index, 1851 (No. 33) : 120 pp w/ index & fold-out map, 1852(No. 23) : 192pp w /index, 1853 (No. 65) : 199pp w /index, 1854 (No. 32) : 302pp w /index & 3 fold-outs (1map) , 1855 (No. 100) : 320pp w /index & 2 fold-outs, 1856 (No. 145) : 301pp w /index, 1857 (No. 20) : 237pp w /index, 1858 (No.40) : 304pp w /index, 1859 (No 51) : 150pp w /index, 1860 (No 57) : 160pp w /index, 1861 (No. 9) 162pp w /index & fold-out map, 1862 (No. 6) : 134pp & 24 fold-outs (1 Map). Originally from the Harry Rinker research library relating to the American canal era. New York Canals: Erie, Champlain, Black River, Genesee, Chenango, Oswego, Cayuga & Seneca, Chemung, Crooked Lake, Oneida, Baldwinsville; Charts, maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 2543 pages .

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        Moby Dick;

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1851. or, the Whale. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, publisher's device to boards in blind, orange endpapers, two flyleaves at front and three at end. Housed in a grey cloth chemise and dark green morocco slipcase by R. Patron, with stylised wave designs in gilt and silver to sides and spine. With 3 leaves of publisher's advertisement bound in at the end. Very minor wear to spine ends, mild dampstain to rear board, splitting along front inner hinge, light spotting to prelims and endmatter, small pale dampstain along the top margin on first 20 leaves. An excellent copy. First US edition, first printing, in the first binding. Followed the UK edition by a month and contains some thirty-five passages not present in the UK edition. This copy from the library of Maurice Sendak (1828-2012), with his bookplate to the front pastedown. For Sendak, Melville's writings were a source of inspiration and pleasure, and Sendak amassed a considerable personal collection of first editions of works by Melville and others. "Art has always been my salvation. And my gods are Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, Mozart. I believe in them with all my heart" (Sendak, interview with Bill Moyers, PBS, 2004).

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        A Century of Orchidaceous Plants, Selected from Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Consisting of A Hundred of Those Most Worthy of Cultivation, Systematically Arranged, and Illustrated with Coloured Figures and Dissections

      London: Reeve and Benham, 1851. Second printing (first was in 1849). skillfully re-backed in three quarter black morocco over green cloth, lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Slight rubbing of corners, else fine. Quarto. 78 pp. plus index Illustrated with 100 hand coloured full page plates (all plates and tissue guards present). Plates 10 and 16 are engravings, the others lithographs. The beautiful plates are by W. Fitch, probably the most renowned botanical artist of the Victorian era The descriptions are by Sir William Hooker. The notes on cultivation of orchids is by John Charles Lyons (1792-1864). In 1867 "A Second Century of Orchidaceous Plants" selected by J. Bateman was published, a completely independent work from this one. Sir William Jackson Hooker, F[ellow] R[oyal] S[ociety] (1785 – 12 August 1865) was an English systematic botanist and organiser, and botanical illustrator, as well as the editor of Curtis's Botanical Magazine. He held the post of Regius Professor of Botany at Glasgow University, and was Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He enjoyed the friendship and support of Sir Joseph Banks for his exploring, collecting and organising work. His son, Joseph Dalton Hooker, succeeded him to the Directorship of Kew Gardens. Walter Hood Fitch (1817 – 1892) was a botanical illustrator, born in Glasgow, Scotland, who executed some 10,000 drawings for various publications. His work in colour lithograph, including 2700 illustrations for Curtis's Botanical Magazine, produced up to 200 plates per year. Fitch's important works are his illustrations for William Hooker's A century of orchidaceous plants (1851), and for James Bateman's A Monograph of Odontoglossum (1864–74) [Nissen BBI, 87. Stafleu & Cowan 344].

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        Lexikon der hamburgischen Schriftsteller bis zur Gegenwart. Bände 1–8 (komplett in 7 Bänden).

      - Im Auftrage des Vereins für hamburgische Geschichte. Ausgearbeitet [und begründet] von Hans Schröder. [Fortgeführt von] Friedrich August Cropp ; Carl Rudolph Wilhelm Klose ; Anton Heinrich Kellinghusen. Lexikon der hamburgischen Schriftsteller bis zur Gegenwart. Bände 1–8 (komplett in 7 Bänden). Perthes-Besser & Mauke. Hamburg 1851–1883. Band 1: Abatz–Dassovius (1851); VIII, 640 S. Band 2: Dassovius–Günther (1854); IV, 640 S. Band 3: Günther–Kleye (1857); XXXIV, 624 S. Band 4: Klincker–Lyser (1866); 2 Bl., 619 S., 1 Bl. Band 5: Maack–Pauli (1879); 2 Bl., 656 S. Band 6: Pauli–Schoff (1873); 2 Bl., 640 S. Band 7 / 8 [in einem Band]: Schoff–Westphalen (1879); 2 Bl., 640 S. / Westphalen–Zylius (1883); 2 Bl., 258 S. Original-Halbleder der Zeit (um/nach 1883) mit Rückentitel in Golddruck und Rückenvergoldung sowie verstärkten Leder-Ecken. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Zustand: Die Einbände mit leichten Alters- bzw. Lagerspuren (etwas berieben und beschabt). Davon abgesehen von sehr guter Erhaltung, das heißt innen fast wie neu und ungelesen. Sehr seltene vollständige Ausgabe dieses Lexikons; und noch seltener in diesem Erhaltungszustand. Schröders noch heute unverzichtbares hamburgisches Schriftsteller-Lexikon gilt als »Musterarbeit in dieser Branche« (ADB). [SW: Hamburg ; Lexika ; Enzyklopädien ; Biographien] Sprache: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Robert Owen's Journal. Explanatory of the means to well-place, well-employ, and well-educate, the population of the world. ..... Volume I. from November 2, to April 26. [ - Volume II, from May 3, to October 25]

      London: James Watson. 1851. Two vols. in one, large 8vo., viii + 200 and vi + 204pp., possibly wanting half-title, contemporary half leather over marbled boards, neatly rebacked to match, spine with gilt letters and lines. A very good copy. NLW cat. #112. Podmore p.667. Goldsmiths 37715. These are the 52 issues of the first two (of four) volumes of Robert Owen's Journal> which eventually ran from 2 Nov. 1850 to 23 Oct. 1852 in a total of 104 issues. The Journal> was considered by Harrison (Quest for the New Moral World> p.152) to be one of 'Owen's main accounts of his work at New Lanark*. 'From 1844, when he left the New Moral World,> to 1850, Owen had no periodical at his command. But after his return to England the itch for writing returned again upon him. In 1849 he published The Revolution in the Mind and Practice of the Human Race> - a book in which he once more expounded his system. Next came Weekly Letters to the Human Race> (1850), and Robert Owen's Journal> (1851-2). Then the Rational Quarterly Review,> which ran through 1853, and was followed by The New Existence of Man upon the Earth> - a sort of autobiographical record in periodical form, including reports of many of Owen's earlier works and manifestos. This, the germ of his published Autobiography,> appeared in 1854 and 1855. His last venture was Robert Owen's Millennial Gazette,> which ran on from 1856 until his death in 1858.' [Cole, G.D.H. The life of Robert Owen,> p.306]. Almost completely written by Owen himself, he uses the Journal> to push the Owenite message both to government itself but also to the man in the street. And so, in addition to his repetition of what Owen calls 'the conditions requisite for human happiness', he writes much about New Lanark and makes observations on Chartism, infant schools, clothing, the evils of competition, democracy, 'rational government', Sabbath observance, the ten hours bill, the 'mental improvement of the working classes', &c. &c.

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        ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR ON THE CANALS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK 1850-1861 (12 REPORTS)

      Albany, N. Y.: C Van Benthuysen, Printer To the Legislature. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1851-62. First Edition. Hardcover. 12 Annual Reports handsomely bound into 5 blue cloth volumes with gilt lettering on the spines. Text interior is clean & tight with a few small tears where fold-out attaches to text and a few tape repairs to fold-outs. Sporadic foxing. All in VG condition except 1856 Report (*see below) . Reports published in1851-1862 for the years 1850-1861. Illustrated with canal plans, tables, charts, maps, tabulations and deductions from the reports of the Railroad Corporations. Abstracts of business reports on capital stores, stock, debts, maintainance, etc.1850 (No. 45) : 200pp w/ 6 fold-outs (3 maps) , 1851 (No. 90) : 675pp w/ index & 10 fold-outs (2 maps) 1852 (No. 28) : 199 pp w/ index, 1853 (No. 7) : 151pp w /contents & 2 fold-out maps, 1854 (No. 50) : 176pp w /index, 1855 (No. 180) : 224pp w /index, *1856 (No. 60) : 224pp w /index & 4 fold-outs (1 map) pp 213, 216-220 damaged with part of text missing & pp214-215 missing, 1857 (No. 15) : 192pp w /index & 4 fold-outs (1map) , 1858 (No. 28) : 112pp w /index &1 fold-out map , 1859 (No. 15) : 80pp , 1860 : 51pp w /index & 17 fold-outs (1 color map) marginal damp stain on 2 fold-outs & 2 leaves, 1861 (No 8) : 96pp w /index. Originally from the Harry Rinker research library relating to the American canal era. New York Canals: Erie, Champlain, Black River, Genesee, Chenango, Oswego, Cayuga & Seneca, Chemung, Crooked Lake, Oneida, Baldwinsville; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 2380 pages .

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        DIVIDING THE PILE [upper] HARD ROAD TO TRAVEL [lower].

      [San Francisco]: Britton & Rey, [ca. 1851]. - Pictorial letter sheet, 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches, blank conjugate leaf attached. On white wove paper. A bit of chipping around the edges. Small stain near lower portion of old. A few light fox marks. Very good. A nice pair of images from the California Gold Rush, here on a pictorial letter sheet with the blank conjugate leaf attached. In the upper image, four weary miners sit or stand around a table, smoking and drinking, their mining tools at their feet. The one standing weighs gold in a hand balance. The lower image is of several miners on foot walking along a trail, several of them carrying equipment, but also accompanied by pack animals. A nice pair of Gold Rush images, evoking the weariness and effort associated with mining. BAIRD, CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 54. CLIFFORD LETTER SHEET COLLECTION 48. PETERS, CALIFORNIA ON STONE, p.69.

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        Voyage Pittoresque en Suisse en Savoie et Sur les Alpes

      Paris: Belin-Leprieur et Morizot, 1851. Decorated Cloth. Very Good. Gorgeous blindstamped, gilt and colored decorated cloth binding with Tell statue centerpiece and floral surround! 4to. 27 by 18 cm. viii, 560 pp. 24 plates, of which eight are hand-colored.Moderate amount of foxing on text leaves and steel engraved plate margins, as inevitable with the paper stock employed. The color plates are cleaner and fresher looking. Joints repaired.

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        Rambles Beyond Railways, or Notes in Cornwall Taken A-Foot

      London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1851. First edition. Illlustrated with 12 tinted lithographic plates by Henry C. Brandling printed by W. & N. Hanhart. [viii], 304 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full blue polished calf, gilt spine, with red morocco title labels, t.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Small repair to spine label. First edition. Illlustrated with 12 tinted lithographic plates by Henry C. Brandling printed by W. & N. Hanhart. [viii], 304 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. A narrative of Collins' walking tour of Cornwall with his friend artist Henry Brandling, who provides the 12 lithographic illustrations. Parrish & Miller, pp. 14-6; Wolff 1374

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