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        Moby Dick; Or, The Whale

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

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        Smoking and Smokers; Also, Snuff and Snuff-Takers. With Numerous Wood Cuts

      Joseph Baker, London 1851 - Essentially two books, closely related in topic and tone, in one. 90 and 90 pp. 8to, 8 by 4.5 inches, 20 by 12 cm. With numerous often droll woodcut illustrations of smokers in their various attitudes and conceits. The work(s) treat seemingly all aspects of their subject, including history, statistical data regarding, and then countless other looser associative matters of which the very act of smoking invites, for smoking, and now the mostly bygone practice of taking snuff, so much more to their acolytes than the simple consumption of the stuff. Thus there are chapters on reveries concerning tobacco, of the pipe as a means of public instruction, on maxims regarding, on tobacco and the classics, and on and on. Without question these droll studies were written largely for the delectation of smokers and snuff-takers! The ranginess and sly wit of the author, together with his sometimes ardent arguments in favor of the products, make this one of those rare cultural and literary artefacts that can entertain the modern reader as the author intended yet also with the ironic detachment of our hindsight. Green blindstamped boards decorated with gilt. Rubbing along gutters. A light dampstain affects the margins of many pages yet more or less blends in with the moderate age toning of the leaves. Some starting of the rear hinge. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Besteigung des Rigi Kulm durch eine Touristengruppe ('Ascension Du Mont Righi (Lac des 4 Cantons') - Ascension of Mount Righi (Lake of the 4 Cantons) - Besteigung Des Berges Righi (Canton der 4 Seen)').

      - altkolorierte Lithographie v. E. Guérard gedr. B. de Jacomme in Paris aus Les Touristes b. Goupil & Cie in Paris, London, Berlin & New York, dat. 1851, 42,5 x 45,5 Dekorative Darstellung der Besteigung des Rigi Kulm am Vierwaldstättersee durch eine gemischte Touristengruppe von Frauen und Männern und dem Bergführer. - Eine Frau auf einem Pferd sitzend. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Ricerche sopra la natura e le cause della ricchezza delle nazioni. Traduzione eseguita sull'ultima edizione inglese di Mc Culloch preceduta dalla Vita dell'autore di V. Cousin

      Cugini Pomba e comp., Torino 1851 - LXXX + 704 p. in-8 m.pelle coeva titoli e fregi oro al dorso

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        THE MARVELOUS AND INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF CHARLES THUNDERBOLT, IN THE MOON

      London: Printed and Published for the Author, by T. Gunn, Hand Court, Holborn,. 1851. contemporary three-quarter brown leather and brown floral patterned cloth, spine panel tooled in gold, blue coated endpapers.. Most extant copies of this book are bound in decorated green cloth. stamped in gold and blind with all edges gilt and yellow endpapers.. The status of this binding is not known; it may be a presentation. binding, or, less likely, a remainder binding. The leather is worn at. tail of spine panel and corner tips and scuffed at head of spine. panel and along outer hinges, old repair to chip at top edge of spine. panel, a very good copy. A rare book. (#149991). First edition. "A science fantasy of wild and fantastic adventures on both the Moon and Jupiter. The hero's spacecraft is a steam-driven North Pole, but although the novel was written for children, it has much to commend it to the adult reader. Preceding ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by more than a decade, its early chapters have some of the curious logic of that classic. It is, however, a true interplanetary with not a little thought given to the problems of space flight." - Locke, Voyages into Space 62. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 67. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V223. Eaton catalogue III, p.97. Bleiler (1978), p. 59. Reginald 04070.

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

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

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        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 Château 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Don Pirlone a Roma. Memorie di un Italiano dal 1° settembre 1848 al 31 dicembre 1850

      Alessandro Fontana 1851-1852 (Roma) PINTO, Michelangelo. Torino, Alessandro Fontana, 1851 - 1852. Don Pirlone a Roma. Memorie di un Italiano dal 1° settembre 1848 al 31 dicembre 1850. Prima edizione economica. 3 volumi in - 8° grande, m. pelle. xiii, (3), 204; (4), 216 pp. Numerose illustrazioni n.t., 3 antiporte figurate e complessive 306 tavole con incisioni caricaturali f.t. Esemplare ben conservato. Il Rossetti cita soltanto una ristampa del 1853 (n°8224). Uff. terra

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        TWELVE DAYS IN THE TOMBS; OR, A SKETCH OF THE LAST EIGHT YEARS OF THE REFORMED GAMBLER'S LIFE

      New York. 1851.. 259pp. 12mo. Publisher's embossed cloth, spine gilt. Spine and edges faded, corners scuffed. Mild foxing. Good. First edition of Green's memoirs, detailing his life as a gambler, and of his swift reformation after twelve years as one of the most skilled players in the United States. After his reformation, Green became an active crusader against illegal gambling, writing several important works exposing the tricks of the trade and encouraging rehabilitation from vice. His works are some of the most elusive and important devoted to early American gambling. Sabin incorrectly lists this edition as published in 1850. Rare. SABIN 28535 (ref).

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        JAPAN & COREA. An Engraved Map.

      EXCELLENT AREA MAP FROM THE TALLIS ATLAS London n.d. c.1851, - London Printing & Publishing Co. Broadside map, 10.5 x 14.15 inches, hand colored outline, with 3cartouches. Illus. by H. Warren, engraved by J. H. Kernot. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        A grammar of the Cree language, as spoken by the Cree Indians of North America.

      First edition of one of the first Cree grammars in English. Horden, who began his life as an ironworker, received his calling in 1851 and was sent to Canada with only two weeks notice -- during which time he was expected to find a wife. He succeeded in finding both a wife and a fruitful career, eventually becoming the first bishop of Moosonee, diocese of Rupert's Land.Horden's approach here is rooted in descriptive grammar and is expressed in terms of classic Latin-based structure. He urges his language-learning students to begin with his grammar, but to "use the living voice of the Indians as much as possible" as their guide (p. vi).

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        John Elsas (1851-1935). Schwerpunkt und Luft. Aquarell auf Papier

      - John Elsas (1851 Frankfurt am Main-Frankfurt am Main 1935). Schwerpunkt und Luft. 1930 . Aquarell auf Papier. -- Beschreibung: -- Aquarell auf Papier. Unterhalb der Darstellung bezeichnet: "Was uns an die Erde bannt, das wird: Schwerpunkt und Luft genannt", unten rechts monogrammiert unten datiert: "30/3 1930 JE", verso nummeriert: "7403". -- Größe/Size: -- 31,2 x 23,8 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter Zustand. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- John Elsas, Spross einer angesehen jüdischen Frankfurter Familie, war von Beruf Bankier und Börsenmakler. Bereits zu Beginn der 1920er Jahre schuf er für den Familienkreis kleinere Bilder mit Reimen. Krankheitsbedingt widmete er sich ab 1925 fast ausschließlich seiner Kunst, für die er bereits zu Lebzeiten geachtet wurde. 1929 erhielt er eine Ausstellungsmöglichkeit in der „Sturm"-Galerie von Herwarth Walden, der wichtigsten Avantgarde-Galerie ihrer Zeit. Der Nachlass Elsas’ überstand die Nazi-Diktatur und den Zweiten Weltkrieg unangetastet in einem Versteck und wurde von seinem Enkel 1999 der Stiftung für schweizerische naive Kunst und art brut in St. Gallen geschenkt. Nur wenige seiner Werke wurden zu Lebzeiten verkauft und so stellt dieses Blatt eine besondere Rarität dar und vermittelt einen Eindruck von dem eigenwilligen und spannenden Kunstwerken, die in Ausstellungen im Jüdischen Museum in Berlin 2003 einer breiten Öffentlichkeit zugänglich wurden.

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        Goa and the Blue Mountains

      London: Richard Bentley, 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+. or, six months of sick leave. First ed, first issue. 368 pp, frontis, 3 plates on tinted paper, 1 folding map. Penzer p 37, 38. Bound in light fawn cloth with blind ornamental border on both covers, gold lettering on back. Burton's first book, thus scarce, showing his great ability as a travel writer. VG+ copy of the first issue. Rear end papers separated but hinge is holding. Cloth very lightly soiled, split at top & bottom of front gutter.

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        "Memoirs of the life of the late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire, formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High Sheriff for the counties of Salop and Merioneth, and Major of the North Shropshire Yoemanry Calvary; with notices of his hunting, shooting, driving, racing, eccentric and extravagant exploits. By Nimrod. With numerous illus. by H. Alken and T.J. Rawlins … with a brief memoir of Nimrod, by the author of ""Handley Cross."""

      London: Rudolph Ackermann. 1851. "Third edition, but the first to include Surtees' ""Memoir of Nimrod,"" 8vo, pp. ix, [1], 218, [8] ads; inserted engraved title-p., hand-colored frontispiece and 17 hand-colored plates; original pictorial green cloth stamped in gilt on upper cover and spine, a.e.g.; ads for Ackerman's Sporting Library on both pastedowns; some wear at the extremities and small cracks at the spine ends, but this is a good, sound copy, and internally it's clean and bright. ""A most valuable and important book for the sporting life of the period, aptly described by Newton as ëa biography of a real man that reads like a work of fictioní"" (Tooley).Tooley 68."

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        BIBLIOTHEQUE DU MEDECIN-PRATICIEN OU RESUME GENERAL - 15 TOMES - 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 - 1. maladies des femmes - 2. maladie des femmes, maladies de l'appareil urinaire - 3. maladies de. - 3 photos disponibles.

      AU BUREAU DE LA GAZETTE DES HOPITAUX 1851 - RO20193288: 15 TOMES: 693 + 643 + 711 + 755 + 684 + 672 + 657 + 659 + 681 + 668 + 663 + 734 + 683 + XVI + 693 + 790 pages - texte en 2 colonnes - plats et contre-plats jaspés - nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc dans le texte dans le tome 4 - titre, roulettes et tomaison dorés au dos - mouillure dans le tome 2 sans consequence pour la lecture - 2eme plat partiellement desolidarisé sur le 2eme plat du tome 8 - quelques planches depliantes en noir et blanc hors texte et coins rognés dans le tome 15 - 3 photos disponibles. 1. maladies des femmes - 2. maladie des femmes, maladies de l'appareil urinaire - 3. maladies de l'appareil urinaire - 4. maladies des organes genitaux chez l'homme, et de la fin de l'appareil urinaire - 5 + 6. TOME I et II. maladies des enfants, de la naissance a la puberte (medecine et chirurgie) - 7. traite des maladies veneriennes - 8. traite des maladies de la peau et de ses appendices - 9. maladies de l'encephales, maladies mentales, maladies nerveuses - 10. traite des maladies des yeux et des oreilles - 11. traite des maladies de l'appareil digestif et de ses annexes - 12. maladies des appareils respiratoire et circulatoire - 13. maladies de l'appareil locomoteur - 14. traite de matiere medicale et de therapeutique - 15. traite de medecine legale et de toxicologie avec figures. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 610-Sciences médicales. Médecine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Jakob Hoffmann (1851-1903). Munterley, Löwenburg und Gerolstein in der Eifel. Öl

      - Jakob Hoffmann (1851 Frankfurt am Main-Oberursel imTaunus 1903). Blick von der Munterley auf die Löwenburg und Gerolstein in der Eifel. Öl auf Leinwand auf Karton aufgezogen. -- Beschreibung: -- Öl auf Leinwand auf Karton aufgezogen. unten links monogrammiert: "J.H.". -- Größe/Size: -- 16,4 x 25,7 cm. -- Zustand: -- Sehr guter, altersgerechter Zustand mit leichten Altersspuren. Leicht restauriert. -- Weitere Beschreibung: -- Jakob Hoffmanns Partie aus der Eifel gehört zu einer Gruppe von Arbeiten aus dieser Gegend, die in den achtziger Jahren des 19. Jahrhunderts entstanden ist. In jener Zeit unternahm er einige Studienreisen dorthin. Die eigentümliche Erscheinung dieser Landschaft, die durch das Zusammenspiel von geo-logischen Besonderheiten, zum Teil urwüchsiger Vegetation und in die Landschaft eingebettete Siedlungen interessante und ungewöhnliche Ansichten bot, hatte den Frankfurter Maler immer wieder zu Arbeiten angeregt. Zwischen 1884 und 1888 entstanden mehrere Gemälde, darunter eine Eifellandschaft von 1884. In der Hamburger Frühjahrsausstellung 1887 stellte er eine Landschaft aus der Eifel vor und ein weiteres Motiv aus der vulkanischen Eifel, datiert auf das Jahr 1888, zeugt von der Wandelbarkeit der faszinierenden Landschaft. Obschon die vulkanische Eifel zu jener Zeit besonders wegen ihrer Felsformationen den Sinn der Maler und Zeichner für das Bizarre und Originelle herausforderte, ist es hier kein geologisches Interesse, das den Künstler zu dieser Aussicht auf den Ort veranlasste. Denn neben phantastisch anmutenden und erd-kundlich reizvollen Gesteinsformen hält jene Gegend in der Vulkaneifel für den Wanderer auch über-raschende Anblicke bereit. Einen solchen unerwarteten Aspekt bietet unsere Aussicht vom Munterley-felsen hinunter auf das durch seine - bereits von Kelten und Römern geschätzte - Mineralquelle berühmt gewordene Gerolstein mit der Ruine der Burg Gerhardstein, die Hoffmann hier beschreibt. Er sucht für seine Darstellung aber nicht den unverstellten Panoramablick von der höchsten Stelle der Munterley oder einem Gipfel der anderen Felsen der Gerolsteiner Dolomiten aus. Vielmehr inszeniert er einen wie zufällig auf dem Weg erhaschten Durchblick auf die Burg und die Stadt darunter. Nur ein paar Schritte weiter und die Aussicht entzöge sich dem wandernden Betrachter wieder. Gerahmt von dunklen Felsen und Wolken wogenden Dickichts erscheinen die Gebäude in der Senke. Die Silhouetten der ruinösen Mauern der Feste, des Wahrzeichens der Stadt, verschwimmen beinahe im Blau-Grün der sich dahinter erhebenden, bewaldeten Kuppe. Die deutliche Rahmung offenbart den im ersten Betrachten eher flüchtig erscheinenden Blick als bewusste Inszenierung des Raumes, denn sie schafft eine besondere Fokussierung auf jene in die Wogen der Vegetation eigebetteten und daher zunächst eher unscheinbaren Gebäude im Mittelgrund. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Military Memoir of Lieut-Col. James Skinner, C.B.

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., , 1851. for many years a distinguished officer commanding a corps of irregular cavalry in the service of the H. E. I. C. Interspersed with notices of several of the principal personages who distinguished themselves in the service of the native powers of India. 2 volumes, octavo, original cream morocco-grained, embossed cloth, title gilt to spines, pale blue surface endpapers. Lithographic bust portrait frontispiece, printed on India paper and mounted, to volume I, single-tone lithographic equestrian portrait "Lt. Col, Skinner & Major Wm. Fraser of Skinner's Irregular Horse upon their favourite chargers" to volume II. Slightly rubbed, soiled and foxed, light browning, some foxing front and back, but overall an unusually good set with a typed labels recording its loan to the Sandhurst Museum in 1954 by Lt. Col. Richard T. Lawrence, C.I.E., M.C., verso of portrait in volume I, and to front free endpaper on volume II, their ink-stamps verso of frontispieces, those of the National Army Museum to the title pages only. Lt.-Col. Lawrence, was a descendant of Lord Lawrence, as was for a time Private Secretary to the Governor of the Punjab. First edition. Born in Bengal, the son of an HEIC soldier and the daughter of a Rajput zemindar, Skinner (1778?-1841), ran away from Calcutta, where he had been apprenticed to a printer, and joined de Boigne's Mahratta army. For ten years he took part in the various expeditions in which de Boigne and his successor Perron were habitually involved, including the capture of Delhi in 1798 and the storming of Hansi, George Thomas's stronghold. At the outbreak of the Mahratta War in 1803 Skinner and several other British officers were obliged to resign, and Skinner went over to Lake's camp. After the capture of Delhi he was appointed to command a body of horsemen who had deserted from the enemy and requested to serve under "Sikander Sahib" - Skinner being seen by them as a reincarnation of Alexander the Great. These to become famous as "Skinner's Horse" or the "Yellow Boys" - so known from their distinctive yellow kurtas. In the years that followed he greatly distinguished himself in the campaign against Holkar, the Pindari War, 1817-19, and the storming of Bhurtpore. He was rewarded with considerable land grants, and in 1826 George IV conferred the CB on him, but it was discovered that as a Major he was not of high enough rank to receive it. He was hastily promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel, but felt some resentment that this advancement had not come because of his capabilities in the field but solely as a result of the monarch's desire to honour him. His life was lived in a strange borderland between that of the Indians and their colonial "masters". As a result of a vow made when serving with the Mahrattas he made the extraordinary gesture of building a church in Delhi at the cost of £20,000. On the day following its consecration in 1836 he was confirmed there together with his three sons. He was, however, rumoured to have fourteen wives. He died in December 1841 at Hansi, the headquarters of his corps, and was buried in his own church, St. James at Delhi, two months later with full military honours. Fairly well-represented institutionally, this is a truly uncommon book on the market, particularly as here in the attractive, and entirely fitting, yellow cloth, and with such an appealing provenance.

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        Recueil de textes rare publiés dans la: "collection du bibliophile troyen" sur la ville de Troyes ou se trouvant dans sa médiathèque.

      GADAN (Jean-François), Troyes, Poignée, 1851. - Livre d'occasion In-8, reliure plein maroquin noir, dos à nerfs ornés de filets dorés, caisson de titre, caissons fleurdelisés étoilés aux angles, large encadrement sur les plats orné de croix de Malte, étoilé aux angles, encadrement intérieur finement dentelé avec écoinçons aux angles, le fond des plats est en maroquin bleu nuit, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieur dorée, contreplats et gardes peignés (rel. de MASSON). Sommaire : Précieux exemplaire ayant appartenu à l'érudit, Henri D'ARBOIS DE JUBAINVILLE, avec son ex-libris armorié. Le f. blanc relié avant les textes porte des annotations manuscrites de sa main. Ce recueil contient les trois premiers textes publiés en 1851 dans cette collection. VISIO qua vidait Karolus imperator de suo nomine, VIII-32pp, tiré à 100 ex. UN DES 10 de tête sur papier vélin de couleur chamois, N°8 , signé par Gadan - Compte de l'Eglise de Troyes 1375-1385. Troyes, Poignée, 1851, 60p, tiré à 100 ex. Un des 75 sur papier vergé collé, N° 48, signé par Gadan - Anciens usages à Saint-Estienne et à Notre-Dame-Aux-Nonnains, XIII-58p, tiré à 100 ex. UN DES 10 de tête sur papier vélin de couleur mauve n° 10. Particulièrement rare avec des textes en tirage de tête. Condition : Très bel ex. 460g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bodensee-Panorama auf 10 Blätter, Originaltitel:PANORAMA des BODENSEES,

      Lindau mit Verlagsstempel Carl Mayer Nürnberg 1851 - Stahlradierung, 10 lose Blätter a 49.5x35.0cm, einige Blätter etwas stockfleckig, Plattenrand, very detailed map of Lake of Constance in 10 sheets, steel-etchings,

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        La Suisse Illustrée. Description et histoire de ses vingt-deux cantons. . Ornée de jolies vues gravées sur acier, de costumes coloriés et d'une carte de la Suisse. En 2 volumes.

      Paris: Didier, Libraire-éditeur, Quai des Augustins, 35, 1851, - in-4to, LVI + 208 p. / 261 p., (+ 3 p.), 2 titres avec vignettes gravées, 2 cartes dépl. en couleurs (la Suisse et Lac de Genève avec Vallée de Chamouny) + 71 planches de vues gravées + 20 planches de costumes coloriées à la main, exemplaire pratiquement sans rousseurs, reliure en demi-cuir noir d?époque, dos orné de titre et de tomaison or. Bel exemplaire. Première édition complète. Textes par MM. Le Marquis Lullin de Château Vieux, H. Zschokke, Meyer de Knonau, le colonel de Tscharner, Francini, N. de Ruttimann, Schnell jeune, Strohmeier, le Vicomte Alc. de Forestier, etc. 71 gestochene Tafeln, davon eine als Frontispiz und 20 gestochene und handkolorierte Trachtendarstellungen, davon eine als Frontispiz, Or. Hldr. 4°. Schwarze Halbleder-Einbände d.Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung. - Schönes Exemplar, fast fleckenfrei.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Lonchamp, Bibl. générale p. 214 N° 1867; Wäber -; Perret - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Edward Charlesworth

      Edinburgh, 1851. Miller, Hugh (1802-56). Autograph letter signed to Edward Charlesworth (1803-93). 1 page plus integral blank. Edinburgh, 21 February 1851. 201 x 126 mm. Small tears along fold not affecting text, traces of former mounting, light soiling along folds but very good. Docketed by recipient. From Scottish paleontologist and geologist Hugh Miller, author of works of popular science including The Old Red Sandstone (1841), Footprints of the Creator (1850) and The Testimony of the Rocks (1856), to fellow paleontologist Edward Charlesworth, editor of the Magazine of Natural History. "I am glad to see you have added a [...] shell column to your columns of British Fossils. Please set me down as a subscriber for a ?2 .. .. set; as also for a ?2 .. .. set of the fossils of the Mountain Limestone . . . I am at present engaged with printers and woodengravers in getting up a fourth edition of my little work the ?Footprints? which will contain prints of a few curious unique organisms picked up since I had the pleasure of seeing you in Autumn last . . ." Although he had little formal scientific training, Miller made important contributions to paleontology including the discovery of several previously unknown species of fossil fish. A deeply religious man, Miller believed that ?the fossil record confirmed, in broad outline, the cosmic drama depicted symbolically in the Bible? (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). His geological studies had convinced him of the Earth?s great age, but he held that the fossil record represented separate creations rather than the transmutation of species over time. His Footprints of the Creator was intended as a rebuttal of the evolutionary theory put forth in Robert Chambers?s Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (1844). The fourth edition of Footprints, mentioned in Miller?s letter, came out in 1853. Miller?s letter is on the letterhead of The Witness, a Scottish evangelical newspaper of which he was the editor.

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

      O. O., 8. VIII. 1851. - 3¼ 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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        Answers to inquiries respecting Frome Selwood, in Somersetshire, transmitted by the editors of the Imperial Cyclopedia, in London, and of the Imperial Gazetteer, in Glasgow

      Frome: printed by W.P. Penny. 1851. 8vo., (2) + 38pp., original green cloth, embossed in blind and lettered in gilt. A very good copy. First edition: very scarce. [COPAC locates copies only at BL + NLW + LSE + Leicester Un.]. [bound with], A letter relative to the affairs of the poor of the parish of Frome Selwood, in Somersetshire; written for the information of His Majesty's Commissioners. with notes and observations on the extinction of pauperism in Great Britain. Printed in 1834. Second edition.> Frome: printed by W.P. Penny. 1851. 8vo., 109 + (1)pp., a very good copy. also scarce (see COPAC). First published in 1834 but here with some of the statistics updated. 'Thomas Bunn (1767-1853) was one of the most influential men in Frome's modern history. He had a private income and as a young man trained in London as a lawyer. He was active in many public and charitable activities in the town - church, education, welfare. ..... He gave free legal advice to the poor and was a Trustee of the Blue House and Keyford Asylum. He promoted further education and wanted Frome to rival Bath in its attractions. He kept a diary for the last decades of his life, a document that shows him as a busy, curious and kindly observer of life around him'. [Article, In praise of Thomas Bunn,> by Rook Lane Architects, Frome].

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        The Count of Monte Christo. A Romance. 3 volumes.

      Simms and M'intyre, London. 1851 - ' The Parlour Library '. The date on the title page of Volumes 1 and 3 is 1851, the date on Volume 2 is 1848, they are, however totally uniform in printing and binding. Volume 1. 319 pp. Volume 2. 320 pp. Volume 3. 363 pp. Scattered foxing and a trifle thumb marked in places. Good hardbacks in original blind stamped green cloth. The original gilt decorated spines, now rather dull, have been relaid. A very tight set of this early edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The House of the Seven Gables

      Ticknor, Reed and Fields 1851 - A very good first edition, first issue, with battered type on page 149 and with March ads, one of only 1690 copies thus. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The World' s Metropolis, or Mighty London, illustrated by a Series of Views beautifully engraved on Steel. Palaces, public buildings, monuments & streets, from original drawings by Thomas H. Shepherd, Esq. To which is added ---.

      London, published or the proprietors. 1851 - In- 4 ; (4)- 112- (2) pp. ; toile rouge de l' éditeur, décor estampé or et à froid sur le 1er plat, uniquement à froid sur le second, toutes tranches dorées. 40 illustrations dont 37 hors- texte sur acier, (la plupart d' après Shepherd), le titre gravé illustré, un grand plan de Londres dépliant et le portrait de la reine. Sans date, début des années 1850. Le nombre de gravures semble varier suivant les ex., le nôtre contient le nombre d' illustrations prévu par la "List of plates", ni plus, ni moins. Un mors fendu, coins émoussés, plats défraîchis, des rousseurs raisonnables, autres défauts mineurs. Peu courant, surtout à ce prix. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Les prophètes du passé EDITION ORIGINALE

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

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        John Stevens Henslow

      George Ransome, [Ipswich 1851 - Tinted lithograph in octagonal format, with signature as title: "J. S. Henslow", with artist's printed signature in image lower left: "T. H. Maguire 1851" A handsome portrait of a brilliant Anglican scientist John Stevens Henslow (1796-1861), passionate about natural history as a boy, grew up to be one of the leading botanists of his time as well as an Anglican minister. He attended Cambridge, made geological observations on the Isle of Wight with Adam Sedgwick and in 1822 became Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Cambridge. In 1824, his scientific interests had shifted to botany. In 1827, he gave up his Professorship in Mineralogy and in 1829 became Professor of Botany. It was in this year that his "Catalogue of British Plants" appeared. It was during his Botany Professorship that he had Charles Darwin as a student. And when he was offered the post of botanist on H. M. S. Beagle, he recommended Darwin for the position. Like many Anglican clergymen, Henslow was at first an absentee rector, taking the bulk of remuneration while leaving the ministerial work to a curate, but in 1839, he moved to his parish in Hitcham, Suffolk and devoted himself to his parish. He continued there for the rest of his life, keeping his Professorship at Cambridge. During his tenure in Suffolk, he established a school and encouraged the creation of the nearby Ipswich museum (for which this portrait was made). Ipswich was primarily a natural history museum and Henslow was elected president in 1850. 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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        A Tahitian and English Dictionary,: with Introductory Remarks on the Polnesian Language, and a short Grammar of the Tahitian Dialect: with an Appendix containing a list of foreign words used in the Tahitian Bible, in Commerce, etc., with the sources from whence they have been derived.

      Tahiti London Missionary Society's Press 1851 - The first complete dictionary and grammar of Tahitian, by John Davies, 1772-1855, who arrived as a missionary in Tahiti in 1801 and worked there until his death. His "Grammar of the Tahitian Dialect" was printed at Bruder's Point Tahiti in 1823, and was printed for the second time here at Papeete, where the press moved in 1843. Taylor p.298; Du Rietz, Bib. Polynesiana 1016; O'Reilly & Reitman 5761 A very good copy bound in late twentieth century quarter calf, with protective slipcase.

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        Birds' eye view of New-York & Brooklyn

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

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        Handlexicon zum zu den Quellen des Romischen Rechts

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

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        Eigenh. Brief m. U.

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

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        Amico de Sandro: a fragment of a novel

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

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        Voyage au Ouaday, traduit de l'Arabe par le Dr Perron, directeur de l'Ecole de médecine du Kaire [ ]. Ouvrage accompagné de cartes et de planches et du portrait du Cheykh, publié par le Dr Perron et M. Jomard, membre de l'Institut [ ]. Ouvrage précédé d'une préface de ce dernier, contenant des remarques historiques et géographiques, et faisant suite au Voyage au Dârfour.

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

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        Poésies - Prose EDITION ORIGINALE

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

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

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

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        Le voyage en Orient. Toisième édition revue, corrigée et augmentée.

      Paris, Charpentier, 1851. - 2 volumes in-12, 396-396p. Edition originale complète, la première sous ce titre et la dernière du vivant de Nerval.Le texte reprend, en le modifiant et en l'augmentant de façon importante, celui des deux volumes des Scènes de la vie orientale : I. Les femmes du Caire et II. Les femmes du Liban, le premier publié par Sartorius en 1848 et le second repris de ce dernier par Souverain et publié en 1850. Il y a de nombreuses variantes et adjonctions, notamment dans le chapitre IV du tome I, Les pyramides, et au tome II, dans Les nuits du Ramazan et l'Histoire de la reine du matin et de Soliman, prince des Génies, qui y figurent pour la première fois intégralement (cf. J. Senelier, Gérard de Nerval. Essai de bibliographie, 1959, p. 125. ; Michel Brix, Manuel bibliographique des ?uvres de Gérard de Nerval, 1997, p. 66 et passim ; p. 89 : Les deux volumes de l'édition de 1851 constituent bien l'édition originale du Voyage en Orient). Déchirure en marge du feuillet 91-92 du second volume (mais sans manque au texte), quelques rousseurs éparse, reliure sobre et modeste, mais en bon état. Reliures demi-toile grenat muette (petite étiquette de titre manuscrite collée au dos du premier volume), tranches mouchetées. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        History of the War in Afghanistan

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Autograph Letter Signed to William Michael Rossetti

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

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        Reminiscences of a Naval Officer, during the Late War

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: LIBROS CON HISTORIA]
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