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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.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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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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        Lavengro; The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest

      John Muray, London 1851 - Three volumes. Original fine wove blue-green cloth with blindstamped borders, printed paper labels on spines. Both first and second volumes with ads dated February, 1851 and January, 1851, respectively. Volume three without ads. Slightly cocked, a few hinges cracked, others integral. Covers rubbed, spine ends a bit frayed, corners bumped. Engraved portrait in volume one a bit browntoned. In all a very presentable set of one of the great novels of the period. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Chants et chansons de Pierre Dupont EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Lécrivain & Toubon pour les deux premiers volumes & Houssiaux pour le troisième volume, 1851. Fine. Lécrivain & Toubon pour les deux premiers volumes & Houssiaux pour le troisième volume, Paris 1851-1854, 13,5x21cm, 3 volumes reliés. - First editions of the text and the preface to Charles Baudelaire. Binders half red shagreen back with four bands decorated double gilded and decorated boxes, nets Cold boards, platters marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, golden heads. Signed autograph Pierre Dupont to his friend the painter Jean Gigoux ahead of the first song of the first volume. Books illustrated with engravings on steel by T. Johannot, C. Nanteuil, Gavarni, Andrieux. An ink stain affecting 'The louis d'or' (pages 37 to 41 of the first volume), some small foxing. --- 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] Editions originales du texte et de la préface de Charles Baudelaire. Reliures en demi chagrin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs ornés de doubles caissons dorés et décorés, filets à froid sur les plats, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, têtes dorées. Envoi autographe signé de Pierre Dupont à son ami le peintre Jean Gigoux en tête de la première chanson du premier volume. Ouvrages illustrés de gravures sur acier par T. Johannot, C. Nanteuil, Gavarni, Andrieux. Une tache d'encre affectant 'Les louis d'or' (pages 37 à 41 du premier volume), quelques petites rousseurs.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        "Partie vom fünfeckigen Thurm in Nbg." Aquarellierte Bleistiftzeichnung mit Deckfarbe von Wilhelm Stadelmann (1826-1888). Datiert 23.7.1851. 14,1:9,8 cm. - In Handarbeitspassepartout.

      1851. M. Grieb, Nürnberger Künstlerlexikon, S. 1466. - Partie am Fuß des fünfeckigen Turms und der Kaiserstallung. - Sehr kunstvoll und fein ausgeführte Arbeit.Wilhelm Stadelmann (1826-1888) war als Verwaltungsjurist in verschiedenen nordbayerischen Städten tätig, darunter 1850-52 und 1853-55 in Nürnberg. Er veröffentlichte verschiedene juristische Werke, unter anderem zum Polizei- Vermessungs- und Baurecht.Seine künstlerischen Ambitionen scheinen rein privater Natur gewesen zu sein, obgleich er offenbar durchaus talentiert war.Die vorliegenden vier Blätter zeichnen sich durch ihre bemerkenswerte Feinheit aus. Sowohl die Bleistiftzeichnung als auch insbesondere die Kolorierung sind stellenweise nur bei sehr genauer Betrachtung als Zeichnung zu erkennen. .

      [Bookseller: Nürnberger Buch- und Kunstantiquariat]
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      Norfolk: Not Appropriate, 1851. A 19th century album containing pressed flowers circa 1834 -1851 stated as thought to have been compiled by Henry Fanthorpe (1809-1851) Great Grandfather to Theodore Fanthorpe, containing 142 pressed wild flower species all collected in NORFOLK, on 80 plus leaves, each entry captioned and annotated. The first entry of 23rd June 1834 Mare?'s Tail gathered on meadow at Thorpe near Norwich, final entry was September 1837 - Water Mouse-ear Chickweed, Stowe, Norfolk plus 4 wrapped plant samples gathered from Syracuse and Palermo in Sicily during July and August 1843 plus 1 sample dated 1st February 1851 from - Detenhaugan? Contemporary green morocco spine with card boards, discreet stamp of Theo Fanthorpe Collection to top board and internally throughout. The binding is worn with chipping and cracking to the head/tail of the spine and some general wear, but remains firm. Specimens are well preserved and mounted, the majority are clean with just a few a little frail in places. A particularly good and well preservered early regional herbarium album. Please see images or contact us for further information.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Folio.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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        La Suisse illustrée. Description et histoire de ses vingt-deux cantons. Onée de jolies vues gravées sur acier, de costumes coloriés et d'une carte de la Suisse.

      Didier, Paris 1851 - Ensemble de 2 tomes en 2 volumes in-4 de LVI-208 et 261-(3) pp.; demi-basane noire, dos à faux-nerfs (reliure de l'époque). L'illustration se compose de nombreuses vues gravées, de 8+12 planches de costumes coloriés, d'une carte générale de la Suisse et d'une carte du Lac de Genève et de la vallée de Chamouny. Nombreuses rousseurs et piqûres qui épargnent heureusement les planches en couleurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie les mains dans les poches]
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      Paris: L. Curmer; V. Lecou: , 1851. Paris: L. Curmer; V. Lecou 1851. The first color illustrated edition of this classic garden meditation by the French novelist, journalist and floriculturist, Alphonse Karr. The text is composed as a series of letters to a friend whose departure for exotic travel has created in the narrator the urge to demonstrate that truly exotic traveling can be accomplished entirely within the carefully observed world of his garden. Thus we are introduced to keen observations of insect and flower life, to flower lore, themes of metamorphosis, much discussion of the major flowers (such as the rose and tulip), color in the garden and nature, the succession of flowers with the seasons, etc. "Les saisons qui se renouvellent sont les climats qui voyagent et qui me viennent trouver. Vos longs voyages ne sont que des visites fatigantes que vous allez rendre au saisons..." There are many departures into memory and historical association, but all is based upon the life drama of the world underfoot in the garden. It is, in a way, a work of romantic ecology, scientifically informed, but directed by the beauty and passion of the observed garden. The wood engraved text illustrations and decorations are by noted artists of the period: MM. Freeman, L. Marvy, Steinheil, Meissonier, Gavarni, Daubigny and Catenacci. In this first edition with full page color plates there are also eight flowers depicted: rose, campanula, dipladenie noble, gardenia, fuchsia, azalea, camellia and lapagerie. The text, without the color plates, first appeared in 1845. Carteret III-325. Large 8vo (27 x 18 cm); half title and title page + 416 pp. with numerous wood-engraved text illustrations + 8 color plates with printed tissue guards. In publisher's pebble grained cloth with leather spine divided into 5 compartments, gilt tooled with gilt titling, a.e.g., spine a bit sunned; text very fresh and bright, apart from some minor foxing to initial pages. Plates bright.

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        Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey

      Smith Elder and Co. 1851 - Ellis and Acton Bell, with Currer Bell, pseudonyms of Emily, Anne and Charlotte Bronte. Two works in one volume, Second Edition, bound with publisher's catalogue at rear dated December 1855. Blind stamped brown boards, rebacked in mauve cloth with original gilt titled spine laid down. New endpapers, then 2 sided page "Extracts from Reviews of 'Wuthering Heights'" before half-title, then title, contents and "Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell by Currer Bell. Text up to pp504 then 16 sides publisher's catalogue dated December 1855 at rear. Corners bumped and original laid-down spine with small (3mm) ends missing with small chips and nicks. Text has some handling marks, overall good. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oxfam Books & Music Turnham Green]
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      PEEPSHOW. LANE'S TELESCOPIC VIEW OF THE CEREMONY OF HER MAJESTY OPENING THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF ALL NATIONS designed by Rawlins. London: Lane 1851. 6 x 7 1/2", extending 20 inches. Some normal finger soil from use else near Fine in original publisher's slip case with hand colored label (case neatly reinforced, spotted). When opened and viewed through a circular glass peephole in the cover, this fine peepshow is a 7 tiered three dimensional view of the opening ceremony. The Great Exhibition, sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition, was the first in a series of World's Fair exhibitions of culture and industry that were to become a popular 19th-century feature. It was organized by Henry Cole and Prince Albert and was attended by numerous notable figures of the time, including Charles Darwin, Charlotte Bronte, Lewis Carroll, and George Eliot. Full of detail, this is a fine example of a peepshow.

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        Fly-Fishing in Salt and Fresh Water

      London: Van Voorst, 1851. First edition. With 6 lithographic plates (5 hand-colored). viii, 74, [2, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth. First edition. With 6 lithographic plates (5 hand-colored). viii, 74, [2, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Westwood and Satchell p. 95

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        Fly Fishing in Salt & Fresh Water with Six Plates, Representing Artificial Flies, etc

      London: John Van Voorst, 1851. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. viii, 74 pp. + advertisements and publisher's catalogue bound-in (8 pp.). 8vo. Green stamped cloth. 6 plates, 5 hand-coloured. 1 in-text illustration (b&w). Spine a bit faded and chipped at head, tail and along the front hinge. Front hinge chip has been touched up. Small black spot on rear board. Owner's signature. New end papers with revealed bookplate from the library of John Gerard Heckscher, who served with the 12th Infantry during the American Civil War. The first book published on salt water fly fishing. Includes details on angling in Canada..

      [Bookseller: Brown and Dickson (ABAC, ILAB)]
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      Charles C. Little and James Brown, Boston 1851 - Howes P100: Binding A of purple cloth. Illustrated with 4 maps, 2 folding. Housed in a brown cloth clamshell box with a gilt-lettered brown morocco spine label. Contents fresh and clean with some foxing to the maps only. Spine sunned with light wear at the heel. Near Fine in a Fine box [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya; being an account, botanical and geographical of the Rhododendrons recently discovered in the mountains of eastern Himalaya, from drawings and descriptions made on the spot, during a government botanical mission to that country, by Joseph Dalton Hooker. Edited by Sir W.J. Hooker . Second Edition

      Reeve, Benham, & Reeve, London 1851 - (19 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches). Title with tinted lithographic vignette, 1p. list of subscribers, sectional titles to parts 2 and 3. Hand-coloured lithographic frontispiece and 29 fine plates, drawn on stone by John Nugent Fitch from drawings by J.D. Hooker, printed by Reeve, Benham & Reeve (12), Frederic Reeve (4) and Reeve & Nichols (14). Original parts upper and lower wrappers bound in. Expertly bound to style in full green morocco, covers bordered in gilt, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second, the others with a repeat overall decoration in gilt, brown paper endpapers A very fine copy of the rare second edition of this beautifully illustrated work on the Rhododendron family - "An important work for both the botanist and horticulturalist since it contains descriptions and plates of many of the best Rhododendron species.and an account of their discovery" (Great Flower Books). This copy with the original wrappers bound in. The Rhododendrons of the Himalayas amply demonstrate the adaptable nature of the plant kingdom: the species described vary from ground hugging 'alpines', to small shrubs, climbers, large shrubs and trees. For example: of the thirty-two species illustrated and described by Hooker in this important monograph, eight are described as trees by Hooker and vary in height from the 'Rhododendron lanatum' (a small tree), to the magnificent 'R. Campbelliae' and 'R. barbatum' at around 40 feet. The beautiful plates are amongst the best examples of the work of Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892), one of the greatest botanical artists of the nineteenth century. Fitch had attracted the attention of Sir William Hooker (1785-1865) when he was working as an apprentice to a Glasgow firm of calico designers. `When Hooker was appointed Director of Kew Gardens, he carried his protégé south with him. That was in 1841: for the next fifty years Fitch remained at Kew, and his career is inseparably associated with those of Sir William and his son Joseph.' ( Great Flower Books 1990, p.46). 'Fitch had the greatest competence of any botanical painter who has yet appeared in drawing the rhododendron' (Great Flower Books ). 'In his lithographs he has captured the exuberant form and colour of these flowering shrubs. Sometimes at the base of the plate, magnified views of the pistils, stamens and sections of the ovaries are presented. The first plate is unusually attractive because the plant. is shown in its native habitat, growing among the trunks of fallen trees against a hazy background of blue mountains.' ( Oak Spring Flora ). Fitch remained the chief (and usually sole) artist for the Botanical Magazine for forty-three years, producing over 9000 drawings including some of the most memorable images of his age. The plates are all based on J.D. Hooker's original drawings. Hooker spent several years exploring Sikkim, as well as parts of Nepal and Tibet. His field notes were sent to England from India to his father, Sir William Hooker, who edited the text for this work and contributed a preface giving an interesting overview of the discovery of the genus by western science. In addition to the many botanical discoveries that J.D. Hooker made during his exploration of the region, his 'observations on the geology and meteorology of Sikkim are still fundamental, and he explained the terracing of the mountain valleys by the formation of glacial lakes.' ( DNB ). A great many of the species of Rhododendron discovered and described here by Hooker were subsequently successfully introduced to western cultivation Cf. Blunt & Stearn The Art of Botanical Illustration p.264; cf. Bradley Bibliography II, p.676; Desmond The European Discovery of the Indian Flora p.144; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.101; cf. Nissen BBI 911; cf. Oak Spring Flora 104; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 2969. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Scinde; Or, The Unhappy Valley [Two Volumes]

      London: Richard Bentley 1851, 1st Edition. () viii, 297; vi, 309pp. Near fine. 12 mo. A beautiful example of Zanesdorf binding in full polished calf with five raised bands, black title label, gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Front and back boards bordered on all sides with three gilt lines and corner tools. Crisp, beautiful marbled endpapers; original blank blindstamped covers and gold gilt lettered spine bound in at the back. Half title page present in both volumes. Spine slightly faded. TEG. A very attractive set indeed. Penzer p. 39 lists the book as very rare. With G.R. Nicolaus' engraved bookplate and initialled morocco label 'GRN' to front pastedowns of both. Back free endpapers have stickers from 'The Seven Bookhunters', a New York book search company profiled in the Nov. 8, 1952 issue of the New Yorker..

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        Geographical Diagrams

      London: James Reynolds, 1851. Twelve sheets measuring 230 x 284 mm., comprising six maps, five illustrated sheets, and single hemispheric diagram of the earth with two attached circular discs; all with original contemporary handcolouring; a fine set in original folding red cloth portfolio with front board gilt lettered "Geographical Diagrams" To the mountains of the stars. Curious portfolio of twelve handcoloured sheets revealing the world to an enlightened public, with fine maps alongside illustrated plates of animals, people, waterfalls, mountains and other geographical phenomena. Much of its charm lies in the creative combination of formal cartography and other modes of knowledge into appealing visual displays. The publisher James Reynolds (1817-1876), was a bookseller and copperplate printer who operated from the Strand for forty years. By the mid-nineteenth century his business was strong and Reynolds employed four printers and various family members. These plates were skilfully engraved by John Emslie, who was also employed by the Arrowsmiths. Both Emslie and Reynolds were elected members of the Royal Geographical Society, reflecting a lifelong commitment to cartographic excellence.Much of the fine lettering that adorns the sheets concerns Australia and New Zealand. For example, the Tidal Chart features a fine small engraved text explaining 'the tide wave taking its rise in the great polar ocean to the south of New Holland...' while the Botanical Map celebrates the diversity of Australian flora, a 'region of gum trees, acacias, ferns, &c' totalling some '4100 species, less than 100 are found in Europe'. The Pacific islands are marked as the home of bread fruit trees, cocoa nut trees and yams, while New Zealand is the home of flax. Likewise the Zoological Map describes Australia as 'District of the Kangaroo, Emu, Cockatoo, Black Swan, Opossum and Porcupine Ant Eaters'.One of the illustrated sheets, titled The Principal Varieties of Mankind, depicts Tasmanian and South Australian Aboriginal subjects; and three Polynesians including men of New Zealand and Hawaii. Each of the maps and diagrams was separately printed over a two year period from 1849-1851. All twelve sheets are beautifully preserved in the original folding cloth case. A full listing of contents as follows:Maps:Physical Map of the World from the Discoveries of the Most Eminent Modern Geographers. Air temperature shown in isotherms with the equatorial zenith coloured red, air currents marked with arrows, summer and winter range of artic ice coloured pale green.Distribution of the Currents of Air [with] Meteorological Map Showing the Distribution of the Rain over the World. Ethnological Map Showing the Distribution of the Human Race. With inset map of the prevailing religions of the world (revealing that most of the globe remains 'pagan'); and an illustration of the skulls of the world, using the fivefold racial division originally expounded by Blumenbach (Caucasian, Mongolian, Ethiopian, Malay and American).Physical Map of the British Isles and Surrounding Seas. Shaded to show ocean depth, with an inset British meteorological chart. Tidal Chart of the World Showing the Progress of the Wave of High Water [with] Botanical Map Showing the Distribution of Plants and their Cultivation Over the World. First map charts the movement of a tidal wave, second rich in detail about distribution of both wild plants and crops.Zoological Map Showing the Distribution of Animals [with] The Distribution of Birds and Reptiles. Both with inset perpendicular diagrams of exaggerated mountains marked with the species at respective altitudes.Geographical Diagram of the Earth Adapted for Illustrating it's Movements. With two separately printed handcoloured circular discs attached with neat string ties, each being the northern and southern hemispheres respectively; with a view to calculating axial motion, differences of time and date, etcetera. Illustrated sheets:Mountains. Exaggerated schematic diagram, divided into geographical zones, and also including active volcanoes.The Principal Varieties of Mankind. In six groups: Asiatics, Australians, Europeans, Polynesians, Africans and Americans. Comparative View of the Principal Buildings of the World. Classical, European, Chinese structures all dwarfed by the great pyramid of Giza.Panoramic Plan of Principal Rivers and Lakes. Idealised comparison, to scale. Waterfalls. Composite of the world's largest waterfalls to form a comparative scheme.

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      Sage & Brother, Rochester, N. Y. 1851 - 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [London. 1851]. - Hand-colored etching, 7 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches, matted to 13 1/2 x 23 inches. Old fold lines, minor wear. Very good. An excellent example of this satirical print drawn by illustrator and cartoonist George Cruikshank, and issued with his THE COMIC ALMANAC for 1851. Cruikshank was a notable artist who contributed illustrations to the works of Charles Dickens, among others. Throughout the first decades of Australian settlement, men outnumbered women to an extraordinary degree, resulting in grave social problems for the new colony. Active attempts to address the imbalance included immigration drives for women in Britain. Cruikshank's burlesque cartoon imagines that the supposed exodus of women who took up offers of assisted passage to Australia has created a critical shortage of women in England. His dockside scene depicts the ship-load of Pacific Island women - all of whom are drawn as African savages with exaggerated black features, some with stretched ears, etc. - who have responded to the desperate call of the crowd of pallid Englishmen, greeting them upon arrival.

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        Six views of the Gold Fields of Ophir, at Summerhill and Lewis' Ponds Creeks; drawn from nature and on stone

      Sydney: Woolcott & Clarke, 1851. Oblong folio, six tinted lithographs, with the leaf of "Description of the Plates", a little dusted and with marginal repairs; a complete set of the views, without the publisher's wrappers (which comprised only text); with a hand-written title-page of some age included; bound and preserved in a solander case with morocco label. The first views of the Australian Gold Fields. Very scarce, the rare, attractive and highly desirable first (Sydney) version of the 'first folio of goldfields views published in Australia' (Australian Rare Books). This set of six views was the only significant graphic record of the New South Wales goldfields that was to appear.Ophir, near Bathurst, was the scene of the first major gold rush in Australia. George French Angas was in New South Wales when news of large discoveries of gold arrived: his views of the hectic activity on the new goldfields are the first visual record of the beginnings of the Australian gold rushes. 'These lithographs are among his most successful artistic productions; carefully composed and delicately, but firmly, executed, making expert use of the technical possibilities of the lithographic process to produce a very pleasing pencil like texture, with subtle highlights in the buff-coloured background...' (John Tregenza, George French Angas).Roger Butler in his recently published Printed Images in Colonial Australia underlines the significance of Angas' work: he notes that Angas had studied lithography in England with Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, a natural history artist, and quickly proved to be adept at the technique. He first arrived in Australia in 1843, touring, sketching, and exhibiting his work in Adelaide and Sydney. He returned to London in 1846 and staged a successful show before publishing his famous South Australia Illustrated (see following item).Back in New South Wales when news of the discovery of gold reached Sydney, Angas immediately 'joined one of the first parties that proceeded to the Ophir diggings ... crossing the Blue Mountains on foot, and sleeping under a dray at night, in the depth of winter'. Angas, Butler continues, published the first of the resulting images in Sydney on 19 July 1851. The fresh and lively depictions of life on the goldfields were well-received, and a contemporary review praised their fidelity, calling them 'immeasurably superior to any colonial lithographs we have ever seen'. The entire set became available with the letterpress description as offered here, in October of the same year.Although exact numbers are not known, the original issue of this work must have been very small. Angas himself wrote to his London publisher with the comment that he could only get around three or four hundred pulls from a stone before it deteriorated in the tough Australian conditions: given that many of the lithographs were purchased separately, it is little wonder that this complete suite of images is now so rare. A London edition followed, with plates newly executed from original sketches Angas forwarded to his publisher.

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        Vocabolario sardo-italiano e italiano-sardo coll’aggiunta dei proverbj sardi.: [1]. Vocabolariu sardu-italianu et italianu-sardu - [2]. Vocabolario sardo-italiano e italiano-sardo - [3]. Proverbi sardi trasportati in lingua italiana e confrontati con quelli degli antichi popoli

      Dalla Tipografia nazionale, Cagliari. 1851 - Ritratto dell’autore in litografia ad opera di E. Damele per la Lit. Armanino di Genova. Prima edizione. Giovanni Spano (Ploaghe 1803 - Cagliari 1878) fu archeologo e linguista sardo, che ebbe il merito di iniziare uno studio sistematico delle antichità dell’isola, compiendo scavi ed esplorazioni e formando una collezione archeologica poi confluita nel museo di Cagliari. Questo vocabolario in tre tomi è prodotto della sua attività di linguista. Il nostro esemplare presenta, elemento di particolare pregio e rarità, anche il ritratto e l’avviso al lettore (all’inizio del vol. I), spesso assenti. Ciasca, 18180. Lozzi 4853. Prati 785: "la fonte più importante del vocabolario sardegnolo". Pitrè 3298. Formato: 3 v. legati in uno (VIII, 7, 414 p., [1] c. di tav.; [10], 448 p.; XVI, 92 p.), 27 cm, m.p. Ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo, esemplare medio/buono con qualche rara fioritura e qualche abrasione alla legatura.

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        Nineveh and Persepolis - An historical sketch of Ancient Assyria and Persia, with an Account of the Recent Researches in those Countries- SPECIAL BINDING

      London, 1851. Arthur Hall Virtue and Co., London, 1851. 8vo. viii, 494 pages, plus 18 pages of advertisements. A cornerstone work in an exquisite full leather binding, tooled mythical creatures framing a gilt cameo of an ancient archer made on vellum, five raised bands and title to spine, gilt edges, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with folding map and 17 engraved plates, including frontispiece. With original news print obituary notices of both Sir H. Layard and his wife Lady Layard pasted to endpapers and recto of frontispiece. Minor wear to boards, mainly extremities, otherwise in Very Good condition, an exceptionally becoming presentation of this rare work. The author was a learned man, particularly in all that related to oriental antiquities. William Sandys Wright Vaux (1818-85) was a celebrated English antiquary and numismatist, who entered the British Museum Department of Antiquities in 1841, serving as the first Keeper of coins and medals, 1869-71. This volume, dealing with Nineveh and Persepolis, created increased popularity and piqued interest into the discoveries of Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-94), whose first work on Ninevah had appeared in 1849. The eighth chapter, comprising some ninety pages, centers around Layard's archaeological digs, providing much detail of his important excavation of Nimrud. Other significant contemporary discoveries made in nearby regions are mentioned, including those of Henry Rawlinson and Paul-Émile Botta. The Right Honourable Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-1894) was a British traveller, archaeologist, cuneiformist, art historian, draughtsman, collector, author and diplomatist, best known as the excavator of Nimrud. Following his second expedition, in 1848-49 Layard published, 'Nineveh and its Remains: With an Account of a Visit to the Chaldaean Christians of Kurdistan, and the Yezidis, or Devil-Worshippers; and an Enquiry into the Manners and Arts of the Ancient Assyrians.' In late 1845, Layard began his expedition of the excavation at Nimrud. Here he discovered the Assyrian regal monuments and cuneiform inscriptions which he concluded were the visible remains of Nineveh, the great Assyrian capital, and correctly identifies Kuyunjik as the true Nineveh. Regarded as a classic and milestone of archaeology, the text is also appreciated as a piece of excellent travel writing and further raises questions of cultural imperialism and epistemology central to modern critical debates. In August 1849 he started on a second expedition, in the course of which he extended his investigations to the ruins of Babylon and the mounds of southern Mesopotamia. He is credited with discovering the Library of Ashurbanipal during this period. His record of this expedition, 'Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon', which was illustrated by another folio volume, called 'A Second Series of the Monuments of Nineveh', was published in 1853. During these expeditions, often in circumstances of great difficulty, Layard despatched to England the splendid specimens which now form the greater part of the collection of Assyrian antiquities in the British Museum. Lady Layard was Mary Enid Evelyn (1843-1912), whom he married in 1869.. Very Good.

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        Sketches in the Pacific. The South Sea Islands. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by Conway Shipley Esq. Lieut. R.N

      London: T. McLean, 1851. Folio, with 26 tinted or coloured lithograph plates, lithographed dedication and two pages of facsimile signatures; an excellent copy in the original blue cloth, red cloth titling inlay at centre of cover with complex gilt borders; red cloth spine repaired. Finely executed lithography of the Pacific. Extremely scarce: a delightful and celebrated collection of Pacific views, one of the great illustrated books of the South Pacific.Shipley sailed from Valparaiso on the Calypso in February 1848, and during the next few months they visited Pitcairn, Tahiti, Samoa and Fiji. He describes and illustrates each of the four locations, with lithographs of a haunting beauty, evoking a world of paradise islands. The three views of Pitcairn's Island are really the best that survive from the earlier years of settlement; Shipley gives a good textual account too of the way of life still practised on the most remote of all island settlements. In the Tahitian section, several fine views of Papeete Bay show shipping at anchor, and frequently the Calypso appears in these views to lend scale. There is a fine image of the ship beating to windward after leaving Bora Bora.The National Union Catalog records only the Library of Congress copy of this surprisingly rare book, while Ferguson notes only the copy in the National Library of Australia.

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        Staffordshire pottery figure of Cook, seated

      Alpha factory: circa 1845-, 1851. Well preserved pottery figurine, 190 mm. high. A charming and scarce piece, which shows Cook seated, bare-headed, wearing a captain's full dress uniform. To his right is a round table upon which is a manuscript. The figure is based on the familiar 1776 portrait of Cook by Nathaniel Dance, or more likely one of its many derivatives. Certain liberties have been taken: most obviously, he is holding a manuscript rather than the map of the world that Dance showed him holding.The so-called "Alpha" factory, named by Balston to identify the makers of "an important group of figures, all sitting or standing, which can be recognised as emanating from one factory", was active between 1845 and 1851. "All the figures are modelled and painted all round, and each required at least three moulds. Captain Cook, the most complicated and incidentally the most attractive, required eight... All are of white porcelaneous clay and are so well modelled and painted as to be frequently be offered for sale as Rockingham. No maker's marks have ever been found on these figures..." (Pugh). Seven variants of colour of waistcoat (here white) and breeches (here pink) have been noted.

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        Moby Dick; Or, The Whale.

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1851 - First edition. Octavo, original publisher's brown cloth. A near fine condition with some of the usual light foxing and light shelfwear to the spine tips. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A completely unrestored example to this cornerstone. A superior example. 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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        THE FRUITIST; A Treatise On Orchard And Garden Fruits, Their Description, History, And Management.

      Maund was a pharmacist, botanist and bookseller who was most noted as the publisher of several botanical periodicals with colored plates, the most famous of which, THE BOTANIC GARDEN, began in 1825. The FRUITIST appeared as a sequel to that series, although the format of its illustrations differed from the earlier flower plates by presenting a single subject per page instead of four. These delicately hand-colored wood engravings depict a variety of fruits placed above their printed descriptions and framed within an elaborate printed border. Included are 34 apples, 24 pears, 6 plums, 3 gooseberries and 7 other fruits. In the present volume the fruits have been grouped by type, with varieties placed in alphabetical order, rather than in the random order in which they were originally received by subscribers.4to (21 x 17.5 cm); (iv) + engraved title + 72 leaves each with a hand-colored wood engraving of a specimen of fruit. Three-quarter green calf with cloth boards and decoratively gilt spine; spine faded, but otherwise a well preserved copy of a lovely book.

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      [London. 1851].. Handcolored etching, 7 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches, matted to 13 1/2 x 23 inches. Old fold lines, minor wear. Very good. An excellent example of this satirical print drawn by illustrator and cartoonist George Cruikshank, and issued with his THE COMIC ALMANAC for 1851. Cruikshank was a notable artist who contributed illustrations to the works of Charles Dickens, among others. Throughout the first decades of Australian settlement, men outnumbered women to an extraordinary degree, resulting in grave social problems for the new colony. Active attempts to address the imbalance included immigration drives for women in Britain. Cruikshank's burlesque cartoon imagines that the supposed exodus of women who took up offers of assisted passage to Australia has created a critical shortage of women in England. His dockside scene depicts the ship- load of Pacific Island women - all of whom are drawn as African savages with exaggerated black features, some with stretched ears, etc. - who have responded to the desperate call of the crowd of pallid Englishmen, greeting them upon arrival.

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        Wiener Briefe vom Hans Jörgel von Speising.

      Wien, Österr. Volkszeitung 1851-53.. 1.-10. Dutzend. 3 Bde. (Alles!) gr.-8°. Mit mehreren Holzst. HLdr. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückensch. Rü. gebleicht.. Hayn -Got. VIII, 461; Slg. Mayer 7205; Weller 279. - Ursprünglich in Einzelheften in der von J. B. Weiß zw. 1849 u. 1854 hrsg. "Wiener Volkszeitung" erschienen und aus diesem Grund selten komplett. Mayer nennt nur das 1. Dutzend 1851 (aus der Österr. Volkszeitung) - entspricht dem 1. Teil des ersten Bandes.

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

      Rochester, N.Y.: Sage & Brother, 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. xviii, 477 p. 21 b&w plates, (1 fold-out). B&w illustrations in text. Fold-out table exhibits the Dialectic Variations of the Language of the Iroquois. Brown cloth, rebacked with original spine reapplied. Related clippings and photographs pasted onto endpapers. Ink inscription on half title. Some tape repairs. Some damp stains. Small tears in the edges of a few pages. Information about the six tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy: the Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Cayuga, Mohawk and Tuscarora nations. Sections on tribal divisions, government, religion, fabrics, language, games, and dances. The author, Lewis Henry Morgan (1818 - 1881), was a pioneering American anthropologist and social theorist best known for his work on kinship and social structure, theories of social evolution, and this ethnography of the Iroquois. Interested in what holds societies together, he proposed the concept that the earliest human domestic institution was the matrilineal clan, not the patriarchal family; this idea was accepted by most pre-historians and anthropologists throughout the late nineteenth century.

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

      Harper and Brothers 1851 - This book is in fair condition. There are no signatures, bookplates, or markings of any kind. The endpapers are rubbed. The book has been rebacked with the original spine relaid. There is some wear to the edges. There is foxing throughout. The front free endpaper is missing. There is some wear to the top edge of the title page. This is a first edition printed by Harper and Brothers in 1851. It is a true First Edition, First Printing with six pages of ads and a blank final leaf. While it is not known exactly how many copies of this book were made, it was not initially successful, and so the book did not have a large printing. The book became even more scarce after a fire at Harper and Brothers destroyed many of the unsold copies in 1853. A very hard to find copy of Melville's classic work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Landschaft in der römischen Campagna mit einer am Hang gelegenen Ortschaft.

      - Gouache über Bleistift und Kohle, auf cremefarbenem Bütten, links unten datiert oder nummeriert „40", rechts unten signiert „W. Conz". 31:44,7 cm. Conz war an der Karlsruher Kunstakademie ein Meisterschüler von Gustav Schönleber (1851-1917) und Leopold von Kalckreuth (1855-1928). 1902-1933 war er selbst Professor an dieser Akademie und Leiter der Radierklasse. Über den Radierer Conz schrieb 1900 ein Zeitgenosse: „Er, der in allen Verfahren zu Hause ist, arbeitet mit dem Stichel und der kalten Nadel, in Aquatinta, Schabmanier u.s.w. und vereinigt gern mehrere Techniken auf einem Blatt. Stets bleibt er aber einfach. Er gibt einfache Striche, setzt Fläche gegen Fläche und vermeidet alle Raffinements. So hält sich seine Darstellung im Charakter der Technik und des Materials; er beutet die Vortheile desselben aus, aber er thut ihnen keinen Zwang an." (Zit aus: K. Widmer, Walter Conz, in: Die Graphischen Künste 23, 1900, S. 177 f.).

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        Letters of Dion

      Hobart: Hobart Town Advertiser Office, 1851. Slim octavo, viii, 48 pp., some early ink underlining; an excellent copy, the paper with some very slight toning, handsomely bound in full brown crushed morocco by Sangorski. Tasmania, not "where the orgies of Hell are unceasingly performed..." Most uncommon on the market, and a very attractive copy of this fiercely pro-transportation pamphlet, printed in Hobart.The pamphlet collects the letters of the anonymous "Dion" which had their first publication in the Hobart Advertiser. Dion has a taste for rather purple prose, and is particularly keen to explain that Tasmania is not the refuge of fierce bushrangers and cannibalistic ex-convicts. 'A spirited defence of the Transportation System and attack upon the objectives and leaders of the Australasian League, formed for the abolition of Transportation' (Ferguson).

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      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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        Felsen mit Bildstock.

      1851. Bleistift, auf Bütten, links unten bezeichnet und datiert "Am Jaudenstein bei Schlitters 26/7/51". 28,8:21,5 cm. Ein wenig stockfleckig.. In der Nähe der im oberen Zillertal gelegenen Ortschaft Schlitters liegt ein zerklüfteter und kaum bewachsener Hügel mit einer Kapelle, der sagenumwobene, im Volksmund genannte Jaudenstein. Bei dem Zeichner dieses Blattes wird es sich um einen Künstler handeln, der in der Tradition der romantischen Landschaftsmalerei steht. Der abwechselnd weiche und harte Strich sowie die Komposition - der Landschaftsausschnitt in Nahsicht - zeigen eine sichere und lebendige Handhabung der Technik.

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        Joseph Dalton Hooker

      George Ransome, [Ipswich 1851 - Tinted lithograph in octagonal format with signature " Jos. D Hooker" as title, and artist's printed signature in image: "T. H. Maguire 1851" A fine, sensitive portrait of one of England's greatest botanists Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1912) was one of the leading lights of Victorian science. A close friend of Darwin's and son of the other towering figure in the study of botany of the Victorian Age, he established the scientific basis of geographical botany and advanced the study of paleobotany. His extensive travels in search of exotic plants earned him a reputation as an explorer as well. As a boy, Joseph Hooker began attending his father's lectures on botany at the University of Glasgow at the age of five, and the systematic study of plants was a life-long fascination. He and his older brother were tutored at home. Joseph then studied medicine at the University of Glasgow (the only way to study plants at that time was to study medicine), from which he received an M. D. in 1839. Hooker married John Stevens Henslow's daughter, Frances, with whom he had seven children in 1851. By this time he had gone on lengthy expeditions to Antarctica and Himalayas - indeed he was the first European to collect plants in Tibet. His travels provided plants for Kew Gardens, among others, and material for many books among them Flora Antarctica 1844-47; Flora Novae Zelandiae 1851-53; Flora Tasmaniae 1853-59. Despite his ever increasing family, Hooker loved making long explorations to exotic places. During the 1860's and 70's he made lengthy expeditions to Palestine, Morocco and the western United States. He is one of history's greatest plant explorers. In 1865, his father, William Jackson Hooker, died and Joseph was chosen to replace him as Director of the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew. He served in this position for 20 years. Thomas Herbert Maguire (1821-1895) was a British artist, who studied lithography with Richard James Lane. He is best known for the portraits of scientists, primarily naturalists, for which he was commissioned by George Ransome, F. L. S. in connection with the founding of the Ipswich Museum. Ransome gave the portraits as gifts to subscribing members and gave the entire portfolio, which ultimately ran to 60 portraits, to especially important figures, most notably Prince Albert when he visited the museum in 1851. Maguire brought to portrait making an unusual capacity to capture a person's type and character. His portraits did not try glorify their subject but rather showed their individuality. The subject's renown depended on their accomplishments, which would have been well-known to the observers.

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      [San Francisco]. [n.d., circa 1851].. Pictorial letter sheet on a double sheet of white paper, 16 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches. Old folds, some light old staining in the lower left. Minor edgewear. Very good. A large, rare California pictorial letter sheet with satirical political content, unknown to Baird. The engraved illustration in the upper quarter of the sheet shows a procession of men dressed in suits and top hats, or dressed as knights or warriors, and most of them carry a weapon of some sort. In the center a blindfolded donkey draws a small cart in which a man is standing. A banner reading "C.H. Treasurer" is held aloft by one of the group, and another man carries a bag over his shoulder labeled $2,000. The image is meant to satirize the reaction of San Francisco Customs Collector Thomas Butler King who, when the customs house was burned in the San Francisco fire of 1851 organized his employees to remove the contents and march it to a safe place, their procession appearing similar to that of the illustration on this sheet. As noted, this pictorial letter sheet is not listed in Baird, though the illustration bears similarities to Baird 134 and 341. Below the scene is a ten-stanza poem mocking King, political patronage, and the way he conducted himself during the fire. Such overt political satire on a California pictorial letter sheet is rather uncommon, and this is the first example of this sheet that we have owned. It is not listed in Reilly's catalogue of American political prints in the Library of Congress. Not listed in Baird, the only other copy that we can locate was in the noted Clifford collection. Rare. CLIFFORD LETTER SHEET COLLECTION 345. BAIRD, CALIFORNIA'S PICTORIAL LETTER SHEETS 134, 341 (ref).

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        Sketches Accompanying the Annual Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey, 1851 32nd Congress, 2d Session Ex Doc No 3

      Washington, D.C.: United States Coast Survey.. 1851.. 58 black and white folding charts, maps and diagrams (map no. 25 not bound in), embossed gilt lettered cloth covered boards (hardbound)11 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Covers rubbed and lightly soiled, cloth spine missing (now replaced with reinforcing cloth tape); label to front paste-down ("With the compliments of A.D. Bache"). The first four large folding charts each have a repaired tear from the lower gutter edge, and some separations at folds (several of which are long); the large charts later in the volume apparently were subject to less handling and are intact. All are clean and bright. A collection of charts, maps, and diagrams of varying sizes including locations on both east and west coasts. Included are: "Chart exhibiting the course and velocity of ebb current in Boston Harbour", "Holmes's Hole", "Preliminary sketch of Hatteras inlet", "Showing the progress of the survey at Cedar Keys, Bahia Honda, Key Biscayne, Key West, and Dry Tortugas", "Preliminary sketch of Galveston bay", "Reconnoissance of the western coast, No.1, with view of Point Pinos", "San Diego entrance, and general sketch of San Diego bay," 3 sheets showing the "Reconnoissance of the western coast," "Mouth of the Columbia River" etc. The map number 25, Sketch E No. 6 of Bull's bay was apparently never bound in, but has been loosely laid in. .

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        Report of the Committee Appointed to Examine Life-Boat Models.

      W Clowes & Sons., London. 1851 - ' Report of the Committee Appointed to Examine the Life-Boat Models Submitted to Compete for the Premium offered by His Grace The Duke of Northumberland : To Which is Added, A List of the Existing Life-Boat, Rocket and Mortar Stations, and an Abstract of the Wrecks which occurred on the Shores of the British Isles in 1850. With Appendix, Maps and Plans. 77 pp + plates as called for. ' Small bookplate ' Bibliothek des k k statistischen Bureau's ' on paste down fep. Small very neat contemporary inscription on ffep. ' Presented by The Duke of Northumberland ' stamp on verso of half title. Very small ' Kais Kon Statistik ' stamp on verso of frontis and title page. Small and very neat contemporary inscription, in German, on title page. Hinges tender. Remains of small paper label on front board. Joints slightly rubbed. Internally fine. Very good hardback in publishers original blue cloth with gilt decoration and lettering. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verhandlungen vor dem außerordentlichen Spezialgerichte der Pfalz zu Zweibrücken.

      Zweibrücken, Ritter, 1851.. 26 x 22 cm. 542 Spalten (= 271 S.). Marmorierter Halbleinenband der Zeit mit späterem Papierrückenschild (Deckel berieben).. *Enthält die Protokolle der 25 Sitzungen der vom 15. Januar bis 13. Februar 1851 geführten Gerichtsverhandlung bezüglich des Pfälzer Aufstands gegen die bayerische Regierung. 333 Personen waren wegen eines gewaltsamen Überfalls gegen die pfälzischen Gemeinden Steinfeld, Rechtenbach und Schweigen am 17. Juni 1849 angeklagt. - Der "Pfälzer Aufstand" (2. Mai bis 19. Juni 1849) entstand als demokratische Bewegung in der Pfalz, nachdem der Bayerische König die Deutsche Verfassung der Paulskirche abgelehnt hatte und die Gültigkeit der ersten deutschen bürgerlichen Grundrechte für Bayern verneinte. Aus einem Treffen von 12000 Bürgern der demokratischen Volksvereine der Pfalz beschloss die Volksversammlung eine provisorische Regierung auf der rechtlichen Grundlage der Frankfurter Reichsversammlung. Es entstand eine provisorische Regierung mit dem Ziel einer faktischen Loslösung der Rheinpfalz von der bayerischen Herrschaft. - Gebräunt und stockfleckig, teilweise auch mit Feuchtigkeitsrändern.

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        Autograph letter signed ("G. Sand").

      Nohant, 7. XII. 1851.. 8vo. 3 pp.. In French, to an unidentified lady. Sand writes to her correspondent about her play, Le Mariage de Victorine, a love story which concluded with the happy marriage of a poor adopted daughter to the son of the house. Contrary to her custom, Sand went to Paris for the opening of the play. A few days after the opening, Louis Napoleon staged his coup d'etat, Sand quickly returned to Nohant and the play closed. In the present letter Sand laments the situation: "Be sure that I feel sorry about the great misfortune Victorine went through more for you and Mr. Montigny than for myself. Be sure too that I want to do all I can to make up for this disaster, by writing another play in better days to the best of my ability, for which I promise right now that I won't ask him any bonus if, as it is to be feared, Victorine, after being stricken down in its prime, does not rise again from the barrier which it has fallen [...]. In 1876, the play was revived a new generation of theater-goers who had not seen the original production twenty-five years earlier was charmed and a long run was assured."

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        Alte und neue Kinderlieder, Fabeln, Sprüche und Räthsel. Mit Bildern nach Originalzeichnungen von C. v. Heideck, W. v. Kaulbach, G. König, A. Kreling, E. Neureuther, Fr. Graf v. Pocci, L. Richter, C. H. Schmolze, M. v. Schwind, C. Stauber und A. Strähuber.

      Leipzig, G. Mayer, 1851.. VIII + 184 S. und 15 Tafeln. OLwd.. 2. reich verm. Aufl. Mit 15 ganzseitigen Kupferstichen, neben den Textillustrationen. - Rücken unter Verwendung des Originals erneuert, neue Vorsätze, Exlibris a. V., Ebd. m. Gbrsp., stellenweise fingerfleckig, leichte Gbrsp., eine Tafel m. Pergamentstreifen an Kanten verstärkt. - Schönes reichbebildertes Exemplar.

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        Xenien. Martial. Epigr. XI. 2. 1-4.

      O. O. u. J.. 32 SS. Geheftet. 8vo.. Sehr seltener, unautorisierter Nachdruck der Xenien, die der Philosoph Henrik Steffens als Privatdruck in Breslau veranstaltete. Am Schluss mit dem Vermerk: "200 Exemplar als Manuscr. für Freunde". - Mit hs. Notizen in Bleistift. - Goedeke VI, 202. Vgl. E. Boas, Goethe u. Schiller im Xenienkampf (1851), S. 279.

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        Moby Dick; Or, The Whale

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First edition. Octavo, original publisher's brown cloth. A near fine condition with some of the usual light foxing and light shelfwear to the spine tips. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A completely unrestored example to this cornerstone. A superior example. 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).

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