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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.).

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Elaine Beardsell (PBFA )]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Braun]
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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."

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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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.

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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.

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        Autographed Letter Signed on Crown watermarked stationery

      London, 1851. unbound. 4-page letter signed "Wellington" with excellent content, each two-page spread measuring 7 x 9 inches, London, May 25, 1851. Written to Edward Seymour, 12th Duke of Somerset, concerning preparations for the Great Exhibition of 1851 at the Crystal Palace, one of Europe's most memorable World's Fairs, which Wellington helped plan, in part: "...Your Lordship expresses the desire that four additional Boatsmen should be allowed to ply at the Serpentine for the purpose of taking persons across the water. Understanding that the police have made arrangements to stop access of the park, in case it should be found that the Glass Palace had become more crowded than was desirable; I have been anxious to avoid to give any individuals whatever...a formal permission to go into the park and the Serpentine River which is the part within Kensington Gardens! If any departure is necessary, I should prefer to avoid to give it till I should hear from the Commissioner of the Exhibition or from the Commissioner of Police that further Boatsmen is necessary..." Several folds; small smudges and spots; tiny hole in the top edge of pages 1 and 2. Very good(-) condition. Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman and one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century. He is best remembered for defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo and for serving twice as Prime Minister of Great Britain.

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        Moby Dick; or, the Whale

      Thick 8vo. New York: Harper & Brothers and London: John Murray, 1851. Thick 8vo, xxiii, 634, [635, Epilogue], (6, ads.) pp. Original brown cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt, publisher?s blind-stamp on both covers, orange endpaper darkened at the centre as usual. A skillfully restored copy, with a small blank section of the title-page filled in, hinges repaired and text recased, backstrip strengthened. In a new quarter blue morocco box. First American edition of one of the greatest novels of the century in English. An fascinating association copy, inscribed at the front: ?A. P. Charles for J. M. Macy.? Of special interest is Macy?s note in pencil at the end: ?A personal medley of transcendental stuff, superstitious notions, and whale oil. Can such a work live? Take out the notes on the sperm whales, which seem exaggerated, and what?s left? Nov. 30 [18] ?51.? Annotations by original readers in the very month and year of publication are of absolute rarity: BAL suggest Nov. 15 as the date of publication. The Macy family was well known in Nantucket and a J.M. Macy is recorded in the Historical Society records; he would have been 47 in 1851 which makes it very possible he was qualified to comment on the book from personal knowledge. BAL 13664, Grolier American 100, 64.

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        Blick auf Frascati von der Villa Aldobrandini aus.

      . Bleistift, in lichten Farben aquarelliert (grau, gelb und wenig rosa), mit Deckweißhöhungen, auf festem Zeichenpapier. 22:29,8 cm. Mit leichtem Lichtrand rundum, sonst tadellos. Vorzeichnung zur Lithographie (mit Tonplatte) von 1851 aus der Folge "Skizzen und Bilder aus Rom und der Umgegend." Literatur: P.K.W. Freude: Karl Lindemann-Frommel. Ein Malerleben in Rom. Murnau 1997, D/XXI/5, Abb. 68.. Lindemann-Frommel, Adoptivsohn und Schüler von C.L. Frommel (1789-1863), verbrachte seine Jugendjahre in Karlsruhe. Später war er Schüler von C. Rottmann (1797-1850) in München. Es folgten Aufenthalte in Paris und Rom in den Jahren 1845/1849. In Rom war er seit 1856 ansässig.

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        Gleanings on Horticulture

      1851. MOSLEY, Oswald. Gleanings on Horticulture. vi, 67 pp. Illustrated with a folding frontispiece and several woodcuts in the text. 4to., 275 x 180 mm, bound in original blind-stamped blue cloth over flexible boards, spine sunned. London: Printed for Private Circulation (by Savill & Edwards), 1851. |~||~||~||~||~| First and Only Edition, now rare, of this privately printed work on fruit culture by Sir Oswald Mosley (1785-1871), second Baronet. There are sections on treatment of vines in hothouses, pruning of peach-trees, apricots, &c., cultivation of melons, the orchard house, growing mushrooms, concrete garden-walks, insects, and much more. In RLIN only the New York Botanical Library copy is recorded; not in COPAC (sic!) but there is a copy in the British Library; not in Oak Spring Pomona.

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        Docket Book of John B Livingston, A Pennsylvania Lawyer and Judge.

      1851 - Docket Book of a Notable Nineteenth-Century Lawyer and Judge In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania [Manuscript]. [Livingston, John B. (1821-1906)]. [Docket Book of John B. Livingston, A Pennsylvania Lawyer and Judge, 1851-1862]. Cover reads "J.B. Livingston's Docket/ January [28] 18[51]." [Lancaster County, PA, January 28, 1851-January 13, 1862]. [xxviii], 322 pp. Thumb-tabbed index. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Reversed calf, black-stamped panels to boards. Boards detached and oderate edgeworn, most of spine perished, "John B Livingston/ Lancaster City/ Pennsylvania/ January 27th A.D. 1851" to verso of final index leaf, similar inscription to verso of following leaf dated January 28. This leaf also bears the signature of a later owner, John Hampton, dated January 23, 1923, another Hampton signature to rear board. Light toning, text in small neat hand until p. 247, several Civil War-era pro-Union woodcuts and cartoons affixed to front and rear pastedowns. An interesting manuscript. * Livingston was an attorney and judge in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He read law from 1845 to 1848 with Thaddeus Stevens [1792-1868], who, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, went onto become leaders of the anti-slavery Radical Republicans during the Civil War and Reconstruction. In 1862 Livingston became the county's district attorney. In 1871 he was elected president judge of the second judicial district of Pennsylvania, a post he held until 1904. His docket book, which lists memoranda of cases, services rendered and fees charged over an 11-year period, offers a fine perspective on the professional activity of a well-respected attorney with a thriving practice. Eastman, Courts and Lawyers of Pennsylvania: A History, 1623-1923 III:599. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A NARRATIVE OF ARCTIC DISCOVERY: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. With the Details of the Measures Adopted by Her Majesty's Government for the Relief of the Expedition under Sir John Franklin

      William Shoberl, 1851. Second Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 2nd Edition; xx, 364pp including an appendix listing vessels and officers engaged in Arctic research from 1818-1850 plus 2 Folding maps. Brown cloth covers, blind stamped decoration to front and spine titled in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Shelfware, covers grubby, small split to spine. Small tear to front folding map, some minor foxing. Contents clean. Very Good. PLEASE NOTE: This book will incur extra postage and insurance charges. Please contact us for a quote. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Arctic; History. Inventory No: 2828. . This book is extra heavy or expensive, and as such may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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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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        Group of 14 manuscript documents relating to J.D. Leaman, a mule trader in Nevada City and Maryville, Calif., during the early days of the Gold Rush, consisting principally of receipts of payments for mules

      Nevada City, Maryville, Forks of the Yuba, Feather River, 1851. All one page; several with drawings illustrating brands. Vaarious sizes. In black vinal folder. Some soiling, a few with chips and/or perforations. Early Gold Rush Mule Trader In the early days of the Gold Rush, the sure-footed mule was the ideal mode of transporting food , clothing, and other supplies to the little mining camps along the streams in the ravines and gulches of the gold fields, which were unreachable by wagon. These early commercial records from among the earliest mining communities which sprang up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas (Marysville, Nevada City, "Forks of the Yuba", Feather River), consisting of receipts and two letters, to one J.D. Leaman of Nevada City, with mention of two companies he was possibly associated with: McNulty & Arnold, in Marysville, and Seamen Pool & Co., of Nevada City. Important among these documents is a statement of accounts between Seamen Pool and J.D. Leaman, of February 4, 1851, showing the company's debt to Leaman at over $1500.

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        Entwickelungsgeschichte der Seele des Kindes.

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

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        The Erne. Its Legends and Its Fly-Fishing

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1851. First edition. Colored frontispiece of six tied flies & colored vignette title page ("The Fairy Fly"), fold-out map, four wood engraved plates. xvi, 395 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Green full-grain morocco with gilt borders by Bayntun, t.e.g. New spine. Excellent copy of a scarce book.

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        Group of 14 manuscript documents relating to J.D. Leaman, a mule trader in Nevada City and Maryville, Calif., during the early days of the Gold Rush, consisting principally of receipts of payments for mules

      Nevada City, Maryville, Forks of the Yuba, Feather River, 1851. All one page; several with drawings illustrating brands. Vaarious sizes. In black vinal folder. Some soiling, a few with chips and/or perforations. Early Gold Rush Mule Trader In the early days of the Gold Rush, the sure-footed mule was the ideal mode of transporting food , clothing, and other supplies to the little mining camps along the streams in the ravines and gulches of the gold fields, which were unreachable by wagon. These early commercial records from among the earliest mining communities which sprang up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas (Marysville, Nevada City, "Forks of the Yuba", Feather River), consisting of receipts and two letters, to one J.D. Leaman of Nevada City, with mention of two companies he was possibly associated with: McNulty & Arnold, in Marysville, and Seamen Pool & Co., of Nevada City. Important among these documents is a statement of accounts between Seamen Pool and J.D. Leaman, of February 4, 1851, showing the company's debt to Leaman at over $1500.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit Initiale ("D.").

      O. O., 8. VIII. 1851.. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to.. Freundschaftlicher Brief an einen nicht genannten Adressaten. - Anfangs als Artillerieoffizier an den Feldzügen am Rhein, in den Niederlanden sowie in Bayern teilnehmend, wurde Dietrichstein 1798 Adjutant General Macks bei der neapolitanischen Armee und geriet mit dieser auf der Rückreise nach Österreich in französische Gefangenschaft (bis 1800). Nachdem er den Dienst quittiert hatte, um sich der Förderung von Kunst und Wissenschaft zu widmen, wußte er sein Haus als einen der geistigen Mittelpunkte Wiens zu gestalten, wo u. a. Beethoven und Heinrich Joseph von Collin verkehrten. 1815-31 übertrug ihm der Kaiser die Erziehung des Herzogs von Reichstadt. Daneben wirkte er seit 1819 als Hofmusikgraf, komponierte auch selbst, übernahm 1821-26 die Hoftheaterdirektion und führte eine Reihe von Verwaltungsreformen durch. Dietrichstein war darüber hinaus Präfekt der Hofbibliothek, Oberleiter des Münz- und Antikenkabinetts sowie als Oberstkämmerer Ferdinands I. und zugleich Intendant des Hofburgtheaters, das er bis 1848 leitete. - Beiliegend ein lithogr. Portrait, "nach seinem Tode gezeichnet".

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        Moby-Dick

      New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1851. or The Whale. Duodecimo. Original morocco-grain brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt with decorative band in gilt at head and tail, covers blocked in blind with thick one-line border and central publisher's life buoy device, orange coated endpapers. Housed in a red morocco solander box with gilt lettering and chemise. Joints and front inner hinge cracked but holding well, binding a touch shaken with first gathering loose but holding, boards somewhat scuffed and marked, some foxing as usual but a very good copy in the highly uncommon original cloth and the gilt titles still bright. Complete with six pages of publisher's advertisements at rear. First US edition, in the first binding: Harper & Brothers issued the book in a variety of cloth colours with no priority given. With the ownership inscription to the front free endpaper: "Charles Warren Stoddard / [?] / Maui / H[awaii?] / May 84". Stoddard (1843-1909) was an American author who made several trips to Hawaii, the first being for health reasons in 1864; in the preface to his South-Sea Idyls (Boston: Osgood, 1873) he refers several times to Melville, who of course had sailed to Hawaii years before. Late in 1866, Stoddard sent Melville a copy of his newly published Poems along with a note to say that he had seen no trace of his idol during his own sojourn there. Melville's reply, dated New York. Jan, 20th 1867, reads: "Dear Sir: I have read with much pleasure the printed Verses you sent me, and, among others, was quite struck with the little effusion entitled 'Cherries & Grapes'. I do not wonder that you found no traces of me at the Hawaiian Islands. Yours Very Truly, H. Melville" (Horth). Judging from this rather noncommittal response, Melville may not have noticed the homosexual tenor of Stoddard's writing, though it was Melville's presentation of the character Kory-Kory in "Typee" that inspired Stoddard to write "a story celebrating the sort of male friendships to which Melville had more than once alluded" (Parker). Stoddard later met Robert Louis Stevenson in San Fransisco, with the Scotsman himself now on his way to the South Seas, and presented him with copies of two Melville works for the voyage: "Typee" and "Omoo". Stevenson later wrote in a magazine article of there being "but two writers who have touched the South Seas with any genius, both Americans: Melville and Charles Warren Stoddard" (Hayes). This US edition was the first to appear under the familiar title and was set from Melville's original manuscript. "The Whale", issued shortly before in London, was set from New York sheets, with Melville's alterations. The present volume contains some thirty-five passages and the epilogue omitted from the English edition: a superb association copy of the American masterpiece in its complete form.

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        Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, in Search of the Discovery Ships Under Command of Sir John Franklin. With an Appendix of the Physical Geography of North America

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1851, 1st edition in 2 volumes. () viii,413, 32 page publisher's catalogue; vii,426pp. Very good. Octavo in original blindstamped black cloth. Original decorative endpapers with advertising. Mild light old crease to front board of vol. 1. 10 colour lithograph plates (including frontispiece in each volume), Untrimmed. Top edges a bit dusty. Wood engraved illustrations in text and folding map (partly coloured in outline) opposite p.1 volume I. Some minor professional restoration to extremities and head and foot of spine. Overall a very attractive set with the fragile folding map in very nice condition. First issue of the book with the black cloth and decorated endpapers. Arctic Bibl. 14489. An account of the Franklin Search expedition, led by Sir John Richardson and Dr. John Rae, down the MacKenzie, then eastward along the coast to the Coppermine River, returning overland to Fort Confidence in 1848, and Rae's journey down the Coppermine in the summer of 1849. Includes chapters on the Eskimos, Kutchin, Cree and Chipewyan Indians..

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        The Waverley Novels / by Sir Walter Scott, Bart - Complete in 48 volumes

      Edinburgh : Adam and Charles Black MDCCCLI.-MDCCCLIII. [1851-1853], 1851, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionVery good copies all in the original aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and contrasting red and black labelss. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description; 48 v. ; 16 cm. Notes; Each volume has individual title with engravings. Contents; v.l-2. Waverley -- v.3-4. Guy Mannering -- v.5-6. The Antiquary -- v.7-8. Rob Roy -- v.9. Black dwarf. Old mortality I -- v.10. Old mortality II -- v.11. Old mortality III. Heart of Mid-Lothian I -- v.12. Heart of Mid-Lothian II -- v.13. Heart of Mid-Lothian III. Bride of Lammermoor I -- v.14. Bride of Lammermoor II --- v.15. A Legend of Montrose -- v.16-17. Ivanhoe -- v.18-19. The Monastery -- v.20-21. The Abbott -- v.22-23 Kenilworth -- v.24-25. The Pirate -- v.26-27. The Fortunes of Nigel -- v.28-30. Peveril of the peak -- v.31-32. Quentin Durward -- v.33-34. St. Ronan's well -- v.35-36. Redgauntlet -- v.37. The Betrothed -- v.38. The Talisman -- v.39-40. Woodstock -- v.41. The Highland widow. Two drovers, etc. -- v.42-43. The Fair Maid of Perth -- v.44-45. Anne of Geierstein -- v.46. Count Robert of Paris I -- v.47. Count Robert of Paris II. Castle Dangerous I -- v.48. Castle Dangerous II. The Surgeon's daughter.

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        Intorno ad alcune iscrizione antiche di Salerno.

      Naples, Stamperia dell'Iride, 1851.. 8vo. 35, (1) pp. With a folding engraved plate. (Bound with) II: Adilardi, Francesco. Cenno storico sul vescovato di Nicastro. Seconda edizione. Naples, G. Ranucci, 1848. VIII, 58 pp. (Bound with) III: The same. Cenno storico sul vescovato di Nicotera. Quarta edizione. Ibid., 1849. (4), 28 pp. (Bound with) IV: The same. Cenno storico sulla chiesa vescovile di Tropea. Naples, tipografia all'insegna del Diogene, 1849. (8), 47, (1) pp. Marbled half calf with giltstamped title to gilt spine. Marbled endpapers.. Collection of four extremely rare historical works with a southern Italian subject. I: Rare and early publication by the prolific Neapolitan Jesuit Garrucci (1812-85), unrecorded by De Backer/Sommervogel, about ancient inscriptions discovered in Salerno. - II-IV: Three works by Francesco Adilardi (1815-52) on Calabrian church history, the second inscribed by the author to the Duc de Luynes on the half-title. The Duke's autograph table of contents for this made-up volume is on the rear flyleaf. - Insignificant foxing; very appealingly bound. Removed from the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Chateau de Dampierre: their bookplate reproducing the arms of Charles Marie d'Albert de Luynes (1783-1839), 7th Duc de Luynes, on pastedown. - I: OCLC 40953700. ICCU SBL\0728508. Not in De Backer/Sommervogel. - II: ICCU PAL\0096576. III: OCLC 431941148. ICCU SBL\0717659.

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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.

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        An Excursion to California Over the Prairie, Rocky Mountains, and Great Sierra Nevada, With a Stroll Through the Diggings and Ranches of That Country

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1851. First edition. x, 342; viii, 334 pp. + [2] pp. ads. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in later fine full green morocco by Gray & Son; minor toning to spine, else fine. Bookplates of Herbert McLean Evans. Account of Englishman William Kelly's (1791-1855) visit to California in 1849-50, with vol. I concerning his voyage from England and overland to the American West, and vol. II describing gold mining operations and camp life near the Sacramento River. Kelly is generally disapproving of the American West and the prospectors he finds there - though he finds much to admire in Native American culture. "The narrative of a Britisher who traveled far and saw much, all of which is related in an engaging manner." (Cowan) "Lively, entertaining and worthwhile narrative." (Wheat) A fine set in an attractive binding.

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