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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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        HISTORY OF THE CONSPIRACY OF PONTIAC, AND THE WAR OF THE NORTH AMERICAN TRIBES AGAINST THE ENGLISH COLONIES AFTER THE CONQUEST OF CANADA

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

      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]

      [Bookseller: Nick Bikoff, IOBA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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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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        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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        PROBABLE EFFECTS OF OVER FEMALE EMIGRATION, OR IMPORTING THE FAIR SEX OF THE SAVAGE ISLANDS IN CONSEQUENCE OF EXPORTING OUR OWN TO AUSTRALIA!!!!!

      [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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: The Lion's End, Antiquarian Books]
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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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        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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        LIFE IN SAN FRANCISCO. THE KING'S CAMPAIGN OR REMOVAL OF THE DEPOSITES COMPOSED & SUNG BY FRANK BALL [caption title]

      [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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        The Works of W.H. Prescott. Including: The Conquest of Mexico, The Conquest of Peru, Ferdinand and Isabella. Phillip the Second, and Charles the Fifth

      London: Richard Bentley, 1851., 1851. 10 volumes; Large 8vo. (23 x 35cm). The Seventh Edition. A lovely set in contemporary full calf with twin, red and green titles to spines with gilt and blank tooled box design, coat of arms in gilt to two compartments; same gilt coat of arms to centre of boards with gilt rule; marbled end papers and edges. Lightly rubbed to extremities, corners bumped. Bookplate of A.W.W. Steel to paste downs with old tiny blue bookseller's label. With portrait frontispieces. Markings to a few boards. Shows extremely well.

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        [Op. 99]. Bunte Blätter 14 Stücke für das Pianoforte Miß Mary Potts zugeeignet... Op. 99. Pr. 3 1/3 Thlr. [with prices for individual pieces in Silbergroschen]

      Elberfeld F. W. Arnold [PN A 331-338] [after December 1851]. Folio. Unbound. 1f. (title within ornamental border), 1f. (part title for nos. 1-3, "Drei Stücklein"), 3-8 (music of "Drei Stücklein"); 1f. (part title of nos. 4-8, "[5] Albumblätter"), 3-8 (music of "[5] Albumblätter"); [i] (part title of no. 9, "Novellette"), 2-7 (music of "Novellette"), [i] (blank); 1f. (part title of no. 10, "Präludium"), 3-7 (music of "Präludium"), [i] (blank); 1f. (part title of no. 11, "Marsch"), 3-9 (music of "Marsch"), [i] (blank); 1f. (part title of no. 12, "Abendmusik"), 3-9 (music of "Abendmusik"), [i] (blank); 1f. (part title of no. 13, "Scherzo"), 3-11 (music of "Scherzo"), [i] (blank); 1f. (part title of no. 14, "Geschwindmarsch"), 3-9 (music of "Geschwindmarsch"), [i] (blank) pp. Title lithographed, part titles and music engraved. Silbergroschen. Slightly worn, soiled, browned and creased.. First Edition, unrecorded issue. Hofmann p. 216. McCorkle pp. 432-33. Not in Hoboken. The present copy conflates features from various identified issues and seems to include a completely unrecorded title leaf. According to McCorkle, there were "apparently two versions of the title leaf: (a) with prices for the individually available numbers [1-3, 4-8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14] (copies in Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Hoboken collection [Hoboken 15, 163-170]); (b) with price for the complete work [only]" (cf. Hofmann p. 216 and Hoboken 15, 171). The present copy, however, displays both the individual prices and the price for the complete work; the latter is identical in value with that of the version (b) given by Hofmann and McCorkle but spelled differently: Hofmann and McCorkle give "3 Thlr. 10 Sgr." (30 Silbergroschen equal one Thaler). Also, while the part titles in the present copy are engraved as in the first edition, the title page is lithographed, and the printer's notes ("Stich und Druck der Paez'schen Officin in Leipzig") to the foot of the first page of music of each section are lacking as in what Hofmann identifies as "first, unchanged Titelauflage." It would seem likely, then, that the present copy falls between the (recorded) first editions of collection and individual pieces and the "first, unchanged Titelauflage." In the latter, the engraved part titles were replaced with lithographed ones. A compilation of pieces mostly from the years 1834 to 1843, some of them originally intended for other cycles. Mary Potts, the dedicatee, lived in New York. She had met Schumann in Germany. Schumann wanted to delete the dedication at the last minute, but the publisher refused because the title had already been engraved. See McCorkle, p. 429.

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        Yeast: A Problem. Reprinted, with Corrections and Additions from Fraser's Magazine

      London: John W. Parker, 1851. First book edition of the author's first novel. It had been issued in "Fraser's Magazine" in 1848. 379, [1]; [8 pages publisher's advertisements at the back]. 1 vols. 8vo. Original rose cloth, covers blindstamped, spine lettered in gilt. Some fading, head of spine torn away, spine loosened, shaken with a few gatherings loosened, inner hinges cracked, some light soiling, else a very good copy. Kingsley's First Novel With ALS about Proofs to Publisher With an autograph letter signed "C. Kingsley" laid in, 2 pages, 8vo, Eversley, Tuesday, n.y. [1851], to [John W.] Parker, creased. Enclosing the last few proofs of "Yeast," (not present) and asking whether he might send a bright scholar from Trinity who wishes employment at Fraser's to meet with Parker. His original postscript stated that he was not going to include the Preface but this has been crossed through and he writes that he hasn't shown it to Maurice and that Maurice can decide whether the preface shall be kept or not. Kingsley's first novel, dealing with the discontent in the country resulting from the poverty, immorality, tyrannous game laws and the condition of the laborer, all with the interwoven thread of romance.

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        ALBUM DE L'EXPÉDITION ROMAINE, TEXTE ET DESSINS PAR CH. VERTRAY, CAPITAINE D'ETAT - ÉMAJOR. OUVRAGE PUBLIÉ AVEC L'AUTORISATION DE M. LE MINISTRE DE LA GUERRE.

      Legatura originale in mezza pelle e carta zigrinata di colore violaceo; ornamenti a duplice filetto ai piatti; al dorso, titolo e ricchi fregi in oro. Frontespizio con titolo, piccolo fregio e cornice tipografica. 16 pagine numerate con testo su doppia colonna. Frontespizio figurato di ingresso alle tavole, litografato su cartoncino a due colori, seppia e nero con titolo e 7 vignette a carattere vedutistico o militare; seguono 13 litografie in seppia e nero su cartoncino, eseguite da Bariau e Montillet, impresse da Martial Place; esse raffigurano altrettanti grandi e belle vedute di località romane e scene militari: Marche sur Rome - Camp de Palo - Camp de Castel Guido - Les Télégraphes - Camp de Santa Severa - Camp d'Acqua Traversa - Bivouac de Santucci - Pont sur le Tibre - Attaque du Ponte Molle - Acqua Acetosa - Vue Génerale des attaques sous Rome - Place du Quirinal - Villa Aldobrandini - Borghese, où s'installa l'Etat - major francais. 4 litografie eseguite alla penna raffiguranti altrettanti piani topografico - militari, di cui una a doppia pagina. Seconda edizione, la prima venne pubblicata nel 1851 avente come frontespizio lo stesso qui presente all'ingresso delle tavole. Opera rara e monumentale, redatta secondo lo spirito di Bacler di Albe, il celebre generale napoleonico, volta a documentare la spedizione francese del 1849 destinata a liquidare l'anarchica Repubblica Romana di Mazzini e permettere così il ritorno di Pio IX, esiliato a Gaeta. Le vedute furono disegnate sul posto dal capitano Vertray. Esemplare in buone condizioni, alcune pagine e tavole allentate all'inserimento, sporadiche fioriture.

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        Further Papers Relative to the Affairs of New Zealand. Presented to both Houses of Parliament... 7 August 1851

      London: William Clowes and Sons for HMSO, 1851. Foolscap folio, viii, 246 pp., bound in attractive half crimson morocco with gilt lettering by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, original tinted wrappers bound in. The progress of Maori representation in government. Detailed report of affairs of 1851-1851, providing a wealth of historical information.Of special interest are reports for the introduction of Maori representation in government and parliament, presentations from Queen Victoria to various native chiefs, the acquisition of lands by the New Zealand Company, and the settlement of pensioner emigrants in New Zealand.

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        Further Papers Relative to the Affairs of New Zealand. Presented to both Houses of Parliament. 7 August 1851

      William Clowes and Sons for HMSO, London 1851 - Foolscap folio, viii, 246 pp., bound in attractive half crimson morocco with gilt lettering by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, original tinted wrappers bound in. The progress of Maori representation in government. Detailed report of affairs of 1851-1851, providing a wealth of historical information.Of special interest are reports for the introduction of Maori representation in government and parliament, presentations from Queen Victoria to various native chiefs, the acquisition of lands by the New Zealand Company, and the settlement of pensioner emigrants in New Zealand. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MUSICAL EXERCISES, FOR SINGING SCHOOLS, TO BE USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE "MANUAL OF THE BOSTON ACADEMY OF MUSIC, FOR INSTRUCTION IN THE ELEMENTS OF VOCAL MUSIC."

      Boston: Wilkins, Carter & Co., 1851.. 135 leaves, comprised of title leaf, explanatory two-page opening, and sixty-six double-page music examples, printed from large wood type. Very large folio, 23" tall. Modern three-quarter black morocco and contemporary marbled boards, gilt titles. Some wear to edges, rubbing to boards. New endpapers. Short repaired tear at top edge of titlepage, titlepage reinforced along the gutter, minor damp-staining to first handful of leaves. Lessons 59 and 60 bound upside down. Overall, still a very good copy. Second edition of a remarkable and substantial work originally published in 1838. A truly massive volume published for music school teachers by the "father of American church music," Lowell Mason, a banker by profession but also a lifelong music teacher and publisher of hymnals and musical instruction books. Mason was also a pioneer of both music education in public schools, and in propagating the notion that church choirs should be composed of their own congregants instead of professionals. With its strikingly large and bold wood-type sheets, measuring 23" by 28" opened, illustrating progressive music theory, this book was intended for music school teachers to use at the front of the classroom. The book is divided into sixty-six two- page lessons, most devoted to "Rhythmic and Melodics" exercises. The final six double-page openings are reserved for hymns and other songs, concluding with Samuel F. Smith's "America. National Hymn," ("My Country! 'Tis of Thee"). Rare, with fewer than twenty copies in OCLC, and no copy at auction since 1981. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 51550 (1838 ed.).

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        El Cancionero de. (Siglo XV) Ahora por primera vez dado a luz, con notas y comentarios

      Madrid, Imprenta de la Publicidad 1851 - Fol. (30,7 x 21,5 cm). LXXXVII-732 p., 2 láminas cromolitografiadas reproduciendo parte del manuscrito original. Encuadernación en holandesa de época, lomo con hilos dorados. Primera edición, publicada a expensas del Marqués de Pidal, a quien perteneció este ejemplar, como lo atestigua su exlibris en la guarda superior, del manuscrito original que hoy día se conserva en la Biblioteca Nacional de Francia. El Cancionero de Baena –culto y cortesano– es el primer cancionero castellano que se conoce. Su título completo es Cancionero de poetas antiguos que fizo é ordenó e compuso é acopiló el judino Johan Alfon de Baena. Fue recogido por Juan Alfonso de Baena hacia 1445 con la intención de ofrecérselo como regalo a Juan II de Castilla, muy amante de este tipo de literatura y poeta cancioneril él mismo y su valido, el condestable don Álvaro de Luna. El manuscrito original estuvo en la biblioteca de Isabel la Católica, de donde pasó a la del Monasterio de El Escorial. Posteriormente se sacó para efectuar estudios sobre ella, y los herederos del estudioso José Antonio Conde la vendieron a la Biblioteca Nacional de Francia. Magnífico ejemplar en gran papel, de tamaño superior a la tirada corriente. En perfecto estado de conservación. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE WORKS OF DANIEL WEBSTER

      Boston: Little, Brown, 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Original cloth with 5 (of 6) volumes, lacking the second volume and with volumes 3 and 5 supplied from another set. Illustrated with plates. A presentation copy with a 34-word SIGNED INSCRIPTION by the author to William Judson in the first volume. While the signed Subscriber's Edition is fairly common, inscribed sets of Webster's works are rather scarce.

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        Album De La Guêpe 1851 - Supplément illustré De La 1ère Année Du Journal Lausannois "La Guêpe" (27 Lithographies Pleine Page)

      La Guêpe / Lithographies Spengler & Cie 1851 - 27 lithographies en noir et blanc signées sur la pierre par Bocion, minimes traces d'usage à la couverture - exemplaire très frais et en très bon état; photo sur demande [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Wien, 6. VIII. 1851. - 3 SS. auf gefalt. Doppelblatt mit eigenh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Siegelreste. An Ida Freiin Reinsberg-Düringsfeld: "Wertheste Frau Baronninn! Wenn ich auch durchaus kein Raphael bin, so bin ich doch Maler und habe mir mit meinem Bischen Einbildungskraft sowohl von Ihnen selbst, Ihrer neuen Wohnung Beschäftigung etc. etc. ein Bild entworfen, das ich einstweilen fest halte. Ich glaube, daß Fr. Baronninn mit Ihrem regen Geiste kein großes Opfer bringen, indem Sie der Stadt den Rücken zukehren. Mein Landaufenthalt wird nicht mehr von langer Dauer sein. Im September beginnen schon die Proben von meiner Oper: 'König Enzio', die im Spätherbste im Hofoperntheater zur Aufführung kommt. Indem ich selber alles einstudire und zum Schluße dirigire, so werde ich von den Annehmlichkeiten des Landlebens nicht viel mehr genießen können, und meine Familie erst Abends wiedersehn. - Ich habe Ihr schönes Gedicht 'Mittagstraum' alsogleich in Musik gesetzt, und H. Buchhändler Kern ersucht, es Ihnen einzuhändigen. Ich bin schon an Ihre werthe Handschrift gewöhnt, allein in dem obigen Gedichte war ich an ein paar Stellen nicht sicher, ob ich das rechte lese. Sollte sich ein Fehler eingeschlichen haben, so bitte ich höflichst, ihn zu corrigiren. Dieß Lied ist ganz für meine Stimme geschrieben. Wie gerne möchte ich es Ihnen vorsingen. - Wir leben im Zeitalter der großen Erfindungen, vielleicht wird der Telegraph dahin vervollkommnet, daß er Töne transportirt, dann kann ich Ihnen meinen Mittagstraum vorsingen [.]". Erst 1861 sollte dem hessischen Physiker Philipp Reis die Entwicklung eines funktionsfähigen Telephons gelingen. - Der aus dem Mostviertel stammende Randhartinger, ehemaliger Hofsängerknabe, erhielt Kompositionsunterricht bei Salieri und genoss durch seine dem Zeitgeschmack kongenial entsprechenden Werke hohes gesellschaftliches Ansehen. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey by Ellis and Acton Bell. A new edition revised, with a biographical notice of the authors, a selection from their literary remains, and a preface by Currer Bell [i.e. Charlotte Bronte]. Copyright edition. In two volumes [in einem Band].

      Leipzig Bernh. Tauchnitz Jun. 1851.. Oktav (15,5 x 11 cm), roter Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung, XX, 316; (2), 312, (3) S.. Einband minimal fleckig, innen je nach Lage kaum bis etwas stärker braun- bzw. stockfleckig, insgesamt schönes, repräsentatives Exemplar - Die vorliegende zweite Auflage erschien nur vier Jahre nach der Erstausgabe. In der biographischen Notiz gibt Charlotte Auskunft über ihre Schwestern.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Rieger]
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        Mrs. Mathews; or, Family Mysteries. A Novel

      London: Colburn and Co., Publishers 13, Great Marlborough Street, 1851. First edition. [ii], 346; [ii], 344; [ii], 334 pp. 3 vols. In original quarter brown cloth and boards, paper labels. Very good. Rare, none at auction in last 25 years. "Mrs. Trollope's next novel explored the consequences of feminine obedience in some detail, and its plot perfectly exemplified her theme of the triumphant feminine. Mrs Mathews is the story of a woman who leads a happy single life...Mary King has no desire to marry and exults in her maturity. Here is certainly a new subject for a novel ? " Heinemann.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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