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        Tales and Traditions of Hungary. 3 volume set

      London: Henry Colburn. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover lightly rubbed. Spine scuffed. 1851. [First Edition]. Half leather marbled board cover. 190mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). 327pp; 305pp; 310pp. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The works of John Milton, in verse and prose / printed from the original editions, with a life of the author by the Rev. John Mitford

      London : William Pickering, 1851, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this formVery good copies bound in navy cloth. Title-printed spine labels, somewhat worn. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Some minor surface staining to boards on some volumes. Previous owner's signature to the ffep of each volume. Scattered foxing, mainly to the prelim. and terminal leaves of each volume ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical description: 8 v. : ill., fold. facsim., fold. geneal. tab., port. ; 23 cm. Contents: Poetical works, v. 1-2; Prose works, v. 3-8. "The Life is formed on that which appeared by the same writer in the Aldine edition of the Poetical works of Milton, 1831, with some additions and alterations." Subjects: Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- English literature - 17th century. Notes: Decorative title pages in red and black.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        A History of British Birds, complete in 6 volumes

      , London: Published by Groombridge and Sons, , 1851-57 , iv, 364; iv, 360; iv, 391; iv, 330; iv, 315; iv, 290 pages, illustrated with 358 coloured plates, publisher's advertisements at front and rear endpapers, plus 2-page advertisement at end of volume 6, collated

      [Bookseller: Keogh's Books]
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        Parerga und Paralipomena: kleine philosophische Schriften. 2 Bde. Berlin, Hayn, 1851. 1 w. Bl., 3 Bll., 465 S., 1 w. Bl.; 1 w. Bl., IV, 531 S., 1 w. Bl. Blindgepr. Lwd.-Bde. d. Zt. mit reicher RVerg. (etw. berieben, Kap. bestoßen).

      1851. . Grisebach S. 23; Borst 2446.- Erste Ausgabe, als einzige von Schopenhauer selbst besorgt. In nur 750 Exemplaren gedruckt.- 'Schopenhauer erhielt 10 Freiexemplare auf Velin, aber kein Honorar' (Grisebach).- Alte handschriftliche Signatur auf Vorsatz (Band 1) und Titel (Band 2) von 'Richard Müller' sowie wenige kritische Marginalien am Textrand - vermutlich stammen die Bände aus der Bibliothek des Philosophen und Psychologen Richard Müller-Freienfels (1882-1949) .- Siehe Abb.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Atlas der Geburtskunde mit Einschluss der Lehre von den übrigen Fortpflanzungsvorgängen im weiblichen Organismus. I. Abtheilung. Physiologie und Diätetik (alles was erschienen).

      F. Enke,, Erlangen, 1851 - Erlangen, F. Enke, 1851. Folio. 11 S. Mit 19 lithographierten Tafeln. Leinwandband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Nicht bei Garrison-M. und Waller. - Der komplette Tafelteil zum unvollendet gebliebenen Hauptwerk. Kiwisch von Rotterau (1814-1852) "der Schöpfer der modernen deutschen Gynäkologie und hervorragendste Lehrer der Geburtshilfe. Seine Geburtskunde . muss geradezu als ein epochemachendes Werk bezeichnet werden . Während die anderen gleichzeitig erschienenen Werke noch immer den Stand der Wissenschaft im 18. Jahrhundert widerspiegeln, ist das Kiwische ein vollkommen modernes, welches noch immer die Basis aller, seitdem erschienenen Hand- und Lehrbücher bildet" (Hirsch-H. III, 543). - Text und Tafeln etwas stockfleckig. Mit durchgehendem, schwachem Wasserrand. Am Rand mit Knickfalten. Einbandkanten leicht beschabt. Besitzvermerk "Dr. A. Rosenberger" auf dem Vorsatzblatt. Sprache: Deutsch Leinwandband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Isla de Cuba

      Madrid 1851 - The map has a profusion of insets of various cities and georgraphic features of the Island of Cuba, including depth soundings for bays and harbours. The centre of the map depicts the surrounding waters and islands in the vicinity of Cuba, but there is no full map of the island as a whole., Size : 750x1050 (mm), 29.5x41.25 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good, disected and laid on original canvas.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        Memorie Storiche Dell' Australia Particolarmente Della Missione Benedettina Di Nuova Norcia e Degli Usi e Costumi Degli Australiani - ITALIAN Language

      Coi tipi della S. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, Roma, 1851, Half-Leather, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, xii + 388pp + [2] (errata, verso blank). Leather spine over marbled boards, marbled page edges, foldout map tipped in at front between ii and iii. Italian language. Owner ex libro bookplate to front stuckdown, and label with "68" stuck to spine. Pencil price on front stuckdown, small ink stains to title page. Slight rubbing to leather on spine, yellowing to endpapers, otherwise in excellent condition. Ferguson 15420. Bishop Salvado was born in Spain in 1814, became a Catholic Benedictone priest at the age of 16, and went to Australia in 1846, to become a missionary. He set up a mission, New Norcia, in the Victoria Plains 130km north of Perth, where he built an abbey and taught the local aborigines or Murara-Murara European concepts such as Christianity, cricket and music. He was sent back to Europe in 1849 to raise funds, and wrote his Memorie Storiche while there, partly historical and partly a fond description of the customs of the Murara-Murara. It was translated into Spanish and French in 1853 and 1854, but had to wait till the late twentieth century for an English translation. He returned to Australia in 1853 to continue his work, and eventually died in 1900. Exceptionally nice condition.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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      London & New York., 1851. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Size: 26 x 36 cm. A decorative map of New Zealand with five vignettes including views of Auckland, Mount Egmont from New Plymouth and Wellington. Surrounded by an elegant uncoloured border. The Illustrated Atlas and Modern History of the World Geographical, Political, Commercial & Statistical. John Tallis & Company.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Natural History of the Sacred Scriptures, and Guide to General Zoology. In two volumes

      London and New York - John Tallis and Company 1851 - A scarce and beautifully illustrated mid nineteenth century children's guide to natural history. With bookseller's labels for Watkins, Castle Square, Swansea, to the front pastedowns. Featuring over 300 coloured engravings. With an illustrated titlepage and afold out frontispiece to Volume I. With ink inscriptions to the front blanks reading: 'Sarah Mary Bourne. Tything, Worcester. June 1st 1853. The Gift of her Affectionate Father and Mother'. DatedfromCopac. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In uniform half calf bindings. Externally, some shelfwear. The hinges are slightly strained and have been previously reinforced. Internally, generally firmly bound, although the 'St Bernard Dog' plate is detached but present. Occasional light foxing to pages and plates. Loss to lower outer corner of Index of Volume II. There are professional repairs to the fold out frontispiece. The 'Quail' plate in Volume II has been previously reinforced. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        Moore's Irish melodies / illustred by D. Maclise, R.A.

      London : Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, [n.d.], 1851, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, New EditionProvenence; from the library of J. Louis Collard. In a sumptuous, commissioned period binding. Full, pebble-grain calf over bevelled boards. Raised bands; spine compartments tooled with gilt shamrock and harp motifs. Both panels elaborately tooled in gilt. Front hinge starting with some minor wear to the bands. Remains overall an uncommonly good example. Additional detail on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 280 pages; Other title; Irish melodies. With decorated half-title page. First published in numbers, 1807 -. Physical description; 1 p. ?., iv, 280 p. : front, ill. ; 25 cm. The plates and text within ornamental borders; the appendices within ruled borders.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Rovings in the Pacific, from 1837 to 1849;

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans,, 1851. with a Glimpse at California. By a Merchant. 2 volumes in 1, octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to spine with elaborate gilt bands, blind arabesque panels to the boards, the upper with a large gilt scrollwork centre tool, all edges gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Two-tint lithographed frontispiece, 2 plates (one in each volume). A little rubbed, particularly on the joints and at the corners, front hinge cracking, light toning and some similarly light foxing throughout, but overall a very good copy. First edition, bound in the same style as the Abbey copy. "A spirited journal of adventure in almost every island of the Pacific, and an excellent account of the troubles in Tahiti and its annexation by the French. Lucatt visited the Bay of Islands, Auckland, New Zealand, the Hawaiian Islands, Pitcairn Island, the Philippines, and San Francisco. The last chapter in volume two gives a very unflattering picture of San Francisco and Sacramento during the height of the gold rush" (Hill). Also includes a trip to Hong Kong, Canton and Macau. In the first volume Lucatt levels some telling criticisms at Herman Melville, "a most reckless loafer," who "possesses a felicitous pen, with a humorous knack of hitting off little peculiarities of character; and if he had confined himself to these, without publishing names, or making gross aspersions upon worthy men, his works might have gone down the stream with other harmless and amusing productions; but he has passed base coin for sterling, and for so doing, deserves exposure and contempt." Distinctly uncommon in the cloth.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Pitcairn Island and the Islanders in 1850. Together with Extracts from His Private Journal , and a Few Hints Upon California; Also, the Reports of All the Commanders of H.M. Ships That Have Touched at the Above Island Since 1800

      Whittaker and Co, London, 1851, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, Black embossed cloth boards with paper spine label, frontispiece, 2 additional plates, 260pp including list of subscribers at rear. Corners bumped and rubbed, wear to spine and spine label, damage to spine joints and ends. Internally has owner name and bookseller sticker on front free endpaper, owner name on title page, some age spots to endpapers, plates and (very very few) margins, pages all tight but back hinge starting to crack, separation visible between pages 48 and 49.

      [Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd]
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        True Stories from History and Biography

      Ticknor Reed and Fields. First edition of this collection, which brings together Grandfather's Chair, Famous Old People, Liberty Tree and Biographical Stories. Hawthorne made minor revisions for this edition.. Cloth a little darkened and slightly worn; small repairs to the cloth at the head and foot of the spine; very good copy, enclosed in a cloth slipcase.. Clark A12.1, probable second state; BAL 7655. 12mo, original blind- and gilt-stamped red cloth gift binding, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Frontis and three plates after illustrations by Hammat Billings. A fine and interesting association copy: on the front free endpaper is the ownership signature of artist and portrait painter "C[ephas] G[iovanni] Thompson / Janry 1851." Hawthorne became friends with Cephas Thompson in Boston in 1850, when Thompson painted Hawthorne's portrait, an engraving of which served as the frontispiece to the 1851 edition of Twice-Told Tales. The friendship grew when they crossed paths again in Italy, and Thompson's family assisted the Hawthornes with their travel arrangements. Thompson's kindness and favors are referred to many times in Hawthorne's Passages from the French and Italian Note-Books. Hawthorne was also impressed by a copy Thompson painted of Guido's portrait of the famous Italian noblewoman Beatrice Cenci, a character who figures prominently in Hawthorne's The Marble Faun, as does Thompson: during a conversation between Miriam and Hilda in Chapter VII (page 85 of the 1860 edition) about the impossibility of accurately coping Guido's Beatrice, Hilda remarks: ?There has been one exquisite copy, I have heard, by an artist capable of appreciating the spirit of the picture. It was Thompson, who brought it away piecemeal, being forbidden (like the rest of us) to set up his easel before it.? Bookplate of Carolyn Wells on the front paste-down.

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        19th Century Album

      Ackerman & Co, 0, HARD COVER, Book Condition: USED, VERY GOODPresentation states: "To Charles Stuart with Pat Campbell's kindest remembrance of Canton 1st January 1851." Canton19th Century album 4to (11.50" x 9.00" x 1.50" approx) with over 50 coloured paintings on rice paper . Poetry and one loose painting signed "C. G. S." Most pages contain one or more brightly coloured paintings ( most have been painted on thick sheets of rice paper) . Contents include: One plate with ink stamp to border: "Indian Settlement. Printed In Oil Colours By G. Baxter. The Inventor And Patentee. 11 & 12 Northampton Square. Licences Granted To Work The Process". 5 Portraits of Emperors on pith paper; 8 Flower paintings on pith paper; 17 Character paintings on pith paper; 3 pages with 4 small chinese characters painted on pith paper and laid-down; 3 pages with two chinese characters painted on pith, cut out and laid-down on the page; 11 water-colour / gouache paintings of chinese buildings and rivers, boats etc. (four darkend around the edges); 3 line paintings of chinese workers on rice paper (creased). In total there are 63 illustrations of which 12 have suffered some loss. A remarkable collection of 19th century oriental art. From family records Charles Stuart is believed to be : Charles James Fife Stuart . Birth 1817 in Valenciennes, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France . Death 8 Dec 1875 in Bahia, Brazil . He married Caroline Georgina Tyndall in 1844 in Dorset, England. He was already a Secretary in the Oriental Bank and took on various posts in China and India, being promoted to the position of Inspector for the region. Records also list: Smollett James Drummond Campbell. Birth 12 Dec 1812 . Death 13th April 1854 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India . He is recorded as being Manager of the Oriental Bank of Hong Kong, in 1846. However, by August 1846 he is recorded as being the Manager of the Oriental Bank In Bombay, India at the announcement of his marriage to Mary Adelaide Tyndall the sister of Caroline Georgina Tyndall.

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        London and its Environs (Reduced from the Skeleton Plans).

      Southampton: Ordnance Map Office c 1851 - A very large, large scale, Ordnance Survey outline plan of central London over nine sections, the dimensions of the each part of the plan c. 61 x 91 cm (thus c. 183 x 273 cm if joined). Scale: 12 inches to one mile. Marbled paper to each of the folded end sections, brief old manuscript titles to both sides of each part, also the respective OS sheet numbers and a sequencing number in the same hand. The parts housed in original browned purple cloth slipcase with old printed catalogue description pasted to one board. Spines and lower edge of slipcase sometime neatly restored, a few marks to boards. The plans in very good condition. The sections are: A.1. St Johns Wood; A.2. Battle Bridge; A.3. Hackney; B.1. Kensington; B.2. Westminster, City &c.; B.3. Docks; C.1. Chelsea; C.2. Kennington; C.3. Old Kent Road. The set comprises sheets 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28 only of the overall issue of forty four sheets. Covering the central zone only it is complete in itself, the age of the slipcase and the catalogue slip on the upper board suggest that it was always thus. Howgego notes that the full version extends from Tottenham down to Tooting and Barking across to Hanwell. The imprints to the plans variously state that the surveys on which they are based commenced in 1848 and were completed in either 1850 or 1851.Being a skeleton map, the plan features only the roads and streets (though also the altitudes), all other extraneous details were excluded. The map was often used for official purposes and, being pared down, could be adapted and embellished to different uses. Howgego, No. 413.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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        Do diagnostico das diversas formas clinicas do mal de Bright - These de concurso ...Rio de Janeiro, Typographia Academica, 1879. 8vo. With 2 woodcut illustrations (a cross-section of a kidney and a representation of the urinary tract) and a full-page letterpress table of medical data. 20th-century marbled boards.

      REBUIN (1 copy); WorldCat (without any location); no further copies in KVK; not in Biblioteca Nacional do Brasil; Porbase. An extremely rare thesis on nephritis (Bright's disease), an inflamation of the kidneys, from the Imperial Academy of Medicine in Rio de Janeiro, printed and published by the Academy's press. It opens with a 20-page introduction, followed by case reports of several forms of nephritis. Domingos de Almeida Martins Costa (Maranhão 1851 - Petrópolis 1891) was a Brazilian physician who contributed greatly to Brazilian cardiology. The back of the half-title lists 8 of his publications, all published in Rio de Janeiro in the years 1874 to 1678. WorldCat lists the present edition, but without giving any location. The only other copy we have located is at the Complutense University in Madrid.With minor foxing and browning, but still in good condition. A very rare medical thesis printed and published in Rio de Janeiro.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Chaetocercus Bombus

      London 1851 - Hummingbird, Image Size : , Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 560x380 (mm), 22x15 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring, Lithograph

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        Reis over Java, Madura en Bali, in het midden van 1847. Eerste & tweede deel.

      Amsterdam, Van Kampen, 1849-1851. - 2 vols. in 1. XII+227+(1);XII (i.e. X)+227+(1) pp. With 2 fold. maps (Java & District Sumanap) & 18 lithogr. plates (incl. 2 fold. of which 1 printed in red, 6 tinted views). Hardcover. Contemp. half morocco, spine richrly gilt. VG. (Corners sl. bumped, edges of binding sl. rubbed; name stamp on front pastedown, title & rear endp., piece of blank paper glued to verso of title). * Copy without the unfinished third vol. describing Bali (64 pp.) - Bastin/Brommer n.404; Landwehr Coloured plates 312; Buur Pers. Doc. 39. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Als- Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift. Autobiographischer Inhalt.

      - Poststempel: Freiburg 24.III.1851. 3 Seiten gr.-4°. Mit Siegelrest und Adresse. Ausschnitt zum Öffnen des Siegels fachgerecht repariert (Verlust einiger Zeilenenden). Karl Heinrich Baumgärtner (1798-1886), Pathologe und Physiologe, entwickelte die "Bildungskugeltheorie", eine Vorläuferin von Schwanns Zelltheorie. - An den Verleger Heinrich Brockhaus in Leipzig mit umfangreichen "Notizen über mein Leben und meine Wirksamkeit", die für seine Biographie in der 10. Auflage des Brockhaus'schen Konversationslexikons (1851-1855) bestimmt waren. - - ". 1820 wurde ich Regimentsarzt und im Spätjahre 1824 Professor der medicinischen Klinik zu Freiburg. - Meine Schriften sind theils physiologischen und theils therapeutischen Inhalts. Die ersteren enthalten vorzugsweise Beobachtungen aus der Entwicklungsgeschichte der Thiere und Untersuchungen über den Kreislauf des Blutes. Schon 1830 suchte ich darzuthun, daß die Spaltungen des Eidotters kuglichte Massen zu ihrem Resultate haben, aus welchen sich die Einzeltheile des Thieres entwickeln, und beschrieb die stufenweise Umwandlung solcher Kugeln zu Blutkörperchen (welches wohl die erste durchgeführte Beobachtung über die Entwicklungs geschichte einzelner Gewebe ist). Im Jahre 1835 sprach ich die Idee der Entwicklung aller Einzeltheile aus diesen Kugeln noch vollständiger aus und gab ihr den Namen Bildungskugeln. Nachdem im Jahre 1839 Schwann die Zellentheorie aufgestellt hatte, erklärte ich mich zuerst gegen die neue Theorie, . bald aber erkannte ich, daß die beiden Lehren sich nicht gegenseitig ausschließen ." - Am Kopf ein zeitgenössischer Bleistiftvermerk "An Hrn. Prof. Bock" - gemeint ist der Anatom Carl Ernst Bock (1809-1874), der den Lexikonartikel über Baumgärtner verfassen sollte. - - In einem Umschlag der Sammlung Brockhaus. - - Sehr selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [N.p., near San Francisco. ca. 1851].. Original pencil drawing, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Backed on thicker stock to an overall size of 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Signed in the lower right, "J. D. Borthwick." Light foxing in the image, minor toning around the edges. Near fine. J. D. Borthwick was a Scottish artist and journalist, leaving his native land in 1847 to see North America. After traveling from Canada, down to New Orleans, then back up to New York, like most young men of his generation, Borthwick caught gold fever, moving to San Francisco in 1851. He spent the next three years traveling throughout the California gold country, eagerly observing and sketching the people and places he encountered, with a special regard for the ethnic peoples he met. He ventured to other parts of the world and then returned to Scotland in 1856. The next year, he published a memoir about his time in gold country called THREE YEARS IN CALIFORNIA, including his experiences in various gold camps near Sacramento, Coloma, Nevada City, San Andreas, Sonora, Jacksonville, Downieville, and Placerville. The book is generally regarded as one of the most entertaining first-person accounts of the early Gold Rush period. His illustrations for the gold rush period were also published in various periodicals, including HUTCHING'S CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE, HARPER'S WEEKLY, and the ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. Borthwick's drawing here depicts what must have been a fairly standard gold camp, with makeshift tents, and numerous men in western gear milling about. One of the tents is labeled, "Adams & Co. Express," a courier company founded in San Francisco in 1849 to send gold dust to the east coast. An amazing primary source of the mad rush for gold in California in the mid-1800s by an accomplished artist, and author, of the period.

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        Mollusques Méditerranéens observés, décrits, figurés et chromolithographiés d'après le vivant, ouvrage dédié à.s. m. le Roi Charles Albert. Première partie: CÉPHALOPODES DE LA MÉDITERRANÉE (all published).

      - Gènes, imprimerie des Sourds-Muets, 1851. Folio (365 x 275 mm). pp. xvi, 132, with 44 plates of which 43 chromolithographed. Contemporary publisher's printed pictorial wrappers (unopened, uncut, and disbound). Jean Baptiste Verany (1800-1865) was one of the founders of the Nice Natural History Museum. In 2001 a special exhibition was organised at this museum on the occasion of the bicentenary of his birth. Only the first part of his work on the shells on the mediterranian was published. The book was privately printed and is one of the rarest works on shells. "The first drawing of a deep sea luminous squid" (Newton Harvey, A history of luminescence). We also have 2 plates numbered 39 which are slightly different and counted as one in the plate total."Jean-Baptiste Verany, a famous naturalist of the beginning of the 19th century, has distinguished himself by his work on octopus, squids, cuttlefishes and argonauts (cephalopod molluscs) which he discovered, described and wonderfully drew from specimens fished in the Mediterranean sea. His work was renowned throughout Europe and still is a reference and his paper ' Mediterranean Cephalopods', out of print for a long time, will form the subject of a CD ROM" (From the exhibtion announcement of the Nice Natural History Museum). The wrappers are worn.Nissen quote only 2 bis plates, we have 3, and the British Museum catalogue gives only 41 plates. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Nile Boat

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851 - (EGYPT) First American edition, having appeared in London the previous year. Lg. 8vo. Engraved title, frontispiece, map, double-page panorama of Alexandria on thin paper and 31 engravings (including a map), woodcuts, all by Bartlett. vi, [ii], 218, [2, ads] pp. Original blue publisher's cloth, stamped in gilt, t.e.g. Slight foxing to first few leaves. Magnificent copy, from the Harper family house in Pelham, NY. Blackmer 89; Hilmy I,55 (First edition) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      London: Richard Bentley. Near Fine. 1851. First Edition. Hardcover. Very light foxing to first few pages vol. 1; This is Burtons' first book written while on active duty in modern-day India and Pakistan. Rebound in blue leather boards with gilt spine lettering and three raised bands. Marbled endpapers. ; 12mo; 297, 309 pages .

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        Gregory's Express Pocket Letter Book, Designed to facilitate Correspondence between Cities and Towns, and the Mining Districts in California, and all parts of the United States

      San Francisco / New York: Thompson & Hitchcock / Nesbit & Co. Stationers. 1851. 24mo. (12 cm.). Glazed purple wrappers printed in gold. Fine in what we believe to be a fine example of the original unprinted envelope. Sold by Gregory's United States & California Express, this is a "blank book" which the correspondent would purchase, fill with correspondence, and mail, in order to facilitate easy communications. An unused copy in beautiful condition (and regrettably so, as we would rather have seen it filled with lurid first hand accounts of the gold fields). OCLC locates two copies (under two different entries: Yale, Huntington). .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Dry Leaves from Young Egypt by an ex-political

      London: James Madden, third edition , 1851. xx and 378 pages. Frontispiece portrait in colour, double page map of Sindh, plan of the battle of Meanee, 12 sepia lithographs including 6 views, 2 folding tables. A near fine copy in contemporary half calf gilt. Eastwick believed that the Amirs of Sindh were betrayed by the British. As a director of the EIC, he was one of Sir Charles Napier's most bitter opponents.

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        Weißenstein bei Pforzheim. Bleistiftzeichnung.

      28 x 41,2 cm.. Unten mittig bezeichnet und datiert: "1851 Nov".. Detailreicher Prospekt. - An den Rändern etwas fleckig. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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      London: Smith, Elder & Co [and, the last work]: Spottiswoode and Co., 1851 through 1859.. vi,[7]-68;30;48;64;56;[4],88;53,[1]pp. Seven pamphlets bound up in contemporary three quarter gilt morocco and marbled boards, half-titles preserved where called for, but without wrappers (where called for) or ads. Corners a bit rubbed, foxing to binder's endleaves, title of last work darkened, but a very good lot. First editions, or, in the case of the last work, first published edition. A sympathetic, and not unusual, contemporary nonce volume of these works. Wise characterizes the second pamphlet, in typical Wisean hyperbole, "one of the scarcest of the 'first editions' of Mr. Ruskin's books." WISE 27, 34, 37, 45, 46, 57 and 64. FREDEMAN 66.1 and 45.1.

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        The Lady of the Lake

      Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1851. (SCOTTISH BINDING) 12mo. Engraved vignette title-page after Turner. The front cover has a fine oil painting on wood depicting a lake scene, Loch Lomond (after Turner?), with a family seated on the banks in the foreground, sailboats, swans, and a cottage receding into a vista dominated by mountains. The rear cover is a Tartan pattern over board, gilt morocco spine. The covers are slightly rubbed, the painting shows extensive cracking but is still in good condition. Highly unusual

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        Gastrosophie oder die Lehre von den Freuden der Tafel. 2 Teile (in 1 Bd.).

      Leipzig, Avenarius & Mendelssohn 1851.. 8°. (III)-XIII(3) S. (in Pag. gez. Schmutztit. fehlt), 301(3) S., Nebentit., 1 Bl. (Inh.), 271(1) S. Ln. d. Zt. mit Rückengoldprägung sowie blindgepr. Rahmen auf beiden Buchdeckeln. Einband mit starken Gebrauchsspuren; Ecken u. Kapitale berieben; Rü. geblichen; im Text durchgeh., z. Tl. stärker braunfl.. Horn/Arndt 610; Goed. XIII,251,8; ADB XXXiX, 455-456. EA. "Eine Sammlung geistreicher, sehr interessante historische Notizen enthaltender Aufsätze über unsere Nahrungsmittel und Getränke" (ADB). Hauptwerk des preußischen Offiziers und Schriftstellers Friedrich Christian Eugen Baron von Vaerst (1792-1855). Der Begriff 'Gastrosophie' wurde mit diesem Buch erstmals in den deutschen Sprachschatz eingeführt. - "Das nach meiner Ansicht geistreichste Werk, das je über die Freuden der Tafel geschrieben worden ist" (Carl Georg von Maaßen im Nachwort zur Neuauflage von 1922 bei Georg Müller).

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        Die Orchideen der deutschen Flora nebst denen des übrigen Europa, des ganzen russischen Reichs und Algiers also ein Versuch einer Orchideographie Europas.

      Leipzig, Friederich Hofmeister, 1851. 4to (265 x 170mm). pp. (4), xii, 240, with 170 engraved plates of which 165 partially handcoloured. Contemporary cloth, gilt lettered spine. After John Lindley's death Heinrich Gustaf Reichenbach became the 'Orchid King'. Orchid specimens from all over the world were sent to him for identification, these with his sketches and copious notes went to build up an immense herbarium. "Though best known as an orchidologist, botanists in general owe him a debt of gratitude for his collaboration in his father's 'Icones'" (Reinikka, History of Orchids p. 215). The present work was issued in a plain and coloured edition, it forms vols. XIII of the 'Deutschlands Flora...', and this section on orchids was wholly by him. This task, his preface says, occupied him ten years. The coloured issue is scarce, and always has 5 plates not coloured.//Stafleu & Cowan 8885; Nissen BBI, 1604.

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        Vollständige Naturgeschichte der forstlichen Culturpflanzen Deutschlands. Bearbeitet von Dr. Theodor Hartig, Herzoglich Braunschweigischer Forstrath und Professor, Mitgliede der Kaiserlich Leopoldinischen Academie der Naturforscher, der Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin, der königlich schwedischen physiographischen Gesellschaft zu Lund, der Gesellschaft für Naturkunde und Technik zu Berlin, des Herzes, zu Königsberg, Marburg, Potsdam und Stettin.,

      Berlin: A. Förstner'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (P. Jeanrenaud) 1851 - XVII, (1), 580 Seiten, (30) Seiten Erklärung der Kupfertafeln & Register. Mit 120 von F. Guimpel in Kupfer gestochenen und colorierten Tafeln im Anhang [117 davon coloriert = so korrekt] sowie 1 Blatt "Nachricht an den Buchbinder", welches die merkwürdige Abfolge der in unserem Exemplar korrekt eingebundenen Kupfertafeln erklärt. Nissen 798. - Stafleu/Cowan 2415. - Pritzel 3795. - Mantel I, 186 (gibt als Reihentitel 'Lehrbuch der Pflanzenkunde in ihrer Anwendung auf die Forstwirthschaft, 1. Abtheilung' an; dieser vorliegendem Exemplar nicht beigebunden). - Vollständige, sehr schön gebundene Ausgabe, Text und Tafeln in einem Band, ursprünglich in 12 Lieferungen von 1842-51 erschienen und daher oft unvollständig oder uneinheitlich gebunden. - Von den 120 fein gestochenen Kupfertafeln 117 in einem satten und accuraten Altcolorit. Die Abbildungen zeigen Äste mit Blättern, Blüten und Früchte von forstlich nutzbaren Bäumen und Sträuchern. - Zu Hartig (1805-80), einem der bedeutendsten Forstbotaniker des 19. Jahrhunderts, vgl. NDB VII, 713 sowie ausführl. Biogr. bedeut. hess. Forstleute 271ff. - Der Einband etwas berieben, Rücken leicht fleckig. - Papier etwas gewellt (teils durch Bindebänder der Lieferungen), gebräunt und gelegentlich etwas fleckig, die Blattränder v.a. des Textes mit etwas gebräuntem Wasserrand, zumeist außerhalb des Satzspiegels; das Register stärker betroffen. Titelblatt fleckig und am Rand hinterlegt, die ersten 50 Blätter mit Knickspuren am vorderen Blattrand. Die Tafeln etwas abweichend gebräunt, einige wenige zu Beginn mit unscheinbarem schmalem Wasserrand. - Insgesamt wohlerhalten und in einem schönen Einband der 2. Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 990 4° (27 x 22,5 cm). Etwas späterer, schöner Halblederband mit goldgeprägtem Titel und dezenter Filetenvergoldung auf dem Rücken.

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        VESTIGES OF OLD LONDON. A Series of Etchings from Original Drawings, Illustrative of the Monuments and Architecture of London. In the First, Fourth, Twelfth and Six Succeeding Centuries

      London, David Bogue, 1851.. With Descriptions and Historical Notices. 1851. HAND COLOURED COPY, printed on good quality heavy stock. Folio, approximately 375 x 280 mm, 14½ x 11 inches, 37 etched plates by John Archer, including frontispiece, 33 hand coloured plus 4 uncloured plates of small monuments, signs etc, unpaginated, 158 pages, bound in half morocco, cloth covers, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, central gilt coat of arms in wreath to covers, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Rebacked with old spine relaid, binding rubbed, slight fading and marks to covers, corners worn, shelf wear to edges, 1 plate affected by foxing, some age-browning to the blank side of plates and an occasional page, occasional small stain to margins, small closed tear neatly repaired to 1 lower margin, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Brasilian Navigator; or Sailing Directory for all the Coasts of Brasil, etc

      London: Printed for Richard Holmes Laurie, Chart-seller to the Admiralty,, 1851. From the River Para to the Rio de la Plata, including General Instructions for the Routes both from England and from North America … Third Edition, Improved from the Observations of MM Tardy de Montravel, de Kerhallet, Chiron du Brossay, and du Perrier, of the French Marine, and other Officers, by Alex. G. Findlay. Octavo. Original grey card wraps, printed paper label to the upper panel, rebacked in close to matching paper. Coastal profiles to the text. Wraps worn and soiled, several repairs and internal reinforcements, lacks the lower fore-corner of the title page and the first leaf, repaired, no loss of text, light browning, about very good. First published in 1838. Uncommon: just 12 copies of various editions between 1838 and 1862 listed on OCLC, only two of the present one. These coastal pilots were for shipboard use, and are far from sturdily produced with a commensurately low survival rate. This is an unusual and desirable example. Purdy apprenticed to David Steel in 1795, drawing his first charts around 1806, published by Steel's widow and successor, Penelope Mason. Subsequently he worked exclusively for Laurie and Whittle, compiling charts and the accompanying sailing directions for this company and its successor, R. H. Laurie, until his death in 1843. "Purdy exchanged information with leading hydrographers of the day, both British and foreign. He was respected as the foremost authority in private chart publishing, where he was exceptional for the care with which he acknowledged the many varied sources on which his work was based" (ODNB).

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        United States Frigate St Lawrence 50 Guns Sailing off Osborne, Isle of Wight

      Ackermann & Co, London 1851 - Hand-coloured lithograph by Dutton, printed by Day & Son. Small expert repairs. Sheet size: 21 1/4 x 27 2/8 inches. Beautiful portrait of United States Frigate "St. Lawrence" saluting off Osbourne, Isle of Wight, summer residence of Queen Victoria. The St. Lawrence was laid out in the 1820s by the Norfolk Navy Yard, but she remained uncompleted on the ways until work on her, interrupted by a shortage of funds, was resumed during the Mexican War and she was finally launched in late 1847 or early in 1848. She bore 8 VIII-inch guns and 42 32 pounders. A beautiful sailing ship, she represents an ideal of the pre-steamship days, superbly rendered by Dutton, who was probably the best printmaker of marine subjects during this period. Thomas Goldsworth Dutton (d. 1891) worked for Day & Haghe and Day & Son, producing refined lithographs of the great British ships of the period, as well as visiting battleships of other nations, as here. With Commander Joshua Sands in command, the St .Lawrence departed New York on the 20th February 1851, partially on a good-will visit but also carrying to England the exhibits from the United States for the Great Exhibition in London, the first modern world's fair which opened on 1st May, 1851. At some point before May 5th (the date this print was published) she evidently visited the Isle of Wight, where as a diplomatic courtesy she fired a salute to Queen Victoria. Her return voyage was made via Lisbon and she arrived back in New York on 11 August, 1851. Cf. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection to be found at India House (New York: 1935) item number 363.

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        Manuel d'escrime a la baïonnette simplifiee : prescrit par M. le Ministre de la Guerre pour les regiments d'Infanterie et de chasseurs a pied, par disposition du 13 Decembre 1845, deuxieme division, no 34.

      Fleurus (Belgium) : Felix Oudart, imprimeur-libraire pour l'art militaire 1851 - Description: 56p. [15] plates ; 19cm. Subjects: France -- Army -- 19th century. Infanterie -- Drill and tactics. Bayonets -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. Author details from p.56: "Anvers, 1844. Le Colonel Commandant le 1er Regiemtn de Chasseurs a pied, A. Capiaumont." Good paperback copy; with some edge-wear and dust-dulling. Lacks spine with binding intact. Lacking plates 15, 16 & 17. SIGNED by the author on front cover. Overall well-preserved, tight, bright, clean and strong. 1 Kg. 56 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Reis door den Indischen Archipel, in het belang der evangelische zending.

      - Rotterdam, M. Wijt & Zonen, 1851.Original half cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With 5 folding maps and 8 tinted lithographed plates by C.W. Mieling. XX,655,28 pp.* Original edition. - The book describes the journey made by Van Rhijn (1812-1887), on the orders of the Directors of the Netherlands Bible Society, to investe the state of the missions in Indonesia. He was accompanied by the missionary of Wahai, J.E. Jellesma. The journey lasted from August 1846 to February 1848, during which time the author travelled through Java, Manado, Sulawesi, Ambon, Ternate, Timor and Roti, as well as Singapore and Sri Lanka. With fine lithographed plates made after sketches by the author. Bastin-Brommer N 405; Landwehr, Coloured Plates, 415; Haks & Maris, Lexicon, p.222; Tiele 919; Cat. NHSM I, p.246. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        8 plates from Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage through Ruperts Land and the Arctic Sea in search of Sir John Franklin.

      Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London 1851 - 8 PLATES.Very good+ conditionW. H. Murray (Del T)M & N Hanhart LithoLondon, Longman & Co. 1851---------------------------------------, Fossil Leaves ( 2 plates) $85 US eachKutchin Warrior & His Wife $ 135 USKutchin Hunters $135 USKutchin Woman and Children $135 USKutcha-Kutchin Warrior $135 USSaviah, Chief of the Kutcha-Kutchin $135 USDance of the Kutcha Kutchin $135 USLande 1411 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Illustrations of new species of exotic butterflies, selected chiefly from the collections of W. Wilson Saunders and William C. Hewitson.

      London, J. van Voorst, (1851)-1876. 5 volumes. 4to (280 x 215 mm). With 300 handcoloured lithographed plates and descriptive text. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettered spines in 6 compartments, topedges gilt. An almost spotless copy of this rare and suberbly illustrated work on exotic butterflies. Only 35 copies were subscribed. The Newcastle-on-Tyne naturalist Hewitson (1806-1878) spent most of his life to gather an enormous collection of butterflies, which most probably was the largest in the whole world. Among his numerous publications, the above work may surely be called his 'Magnum Opus'. It is very seldom found complete, because it was published in 100 parts during a period of 25 years. The beautiful attractive plates are all after the author's own drawings and lithographed by Hullmandel. Hewitson was a very skilled artist and particularly well known for his plates in 'The Genera of Diurnal Lepidoptera' by E. Doubleday and J.O. Westwood. As a pictorial describer of butterflies, Hewitson stands unrivalled. //Nissen ZBI, 1930; Horn & Schenkling 10288.

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        Sense and Sensibility. A Novel

      London: George Routledge, 1851. . 12mo, (3)-286, (4 advertisement) pp. Ink signature to title, brief pencilled inscription to the next leaf, upper joint slightly cracked but sound. Contemporary cloth, gilt titled spine, some marks and rubbing. A very scarce issue of “Sense and Sensibility” published in Routledge’s Railway Library, not noted in Keynes (who lists an 1852 edition) or Wolff and with only one copy on Copac (Cambridge); Sadleir mentions it in his list of the Railway Library (II p167/8) but doesn’t catalogue it elsewhere. Presumably rebound close to publication since the half title is missing and both inscriptions show signs of being very slightly cut down; the binding not matching those mentioned by Sadleir.

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        Le Jardin Fleuriste, Journal général des progrès et des intérêts horticoles et botaniques.

      Gand, chez les éditeurs et E. Gyselynck, 1851-1854. 4 volumes. Royal-8vo (234 x 165 mm). With 430 fine chromolithographed plates. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt spines, marbled sides. A fine copy of this rare work on garden flowers. Lemaire was the editor of several important botanical publications such as the 'Flore des Serres' and 'l'Illustration Horticole'. He was a French botanist and specialist on Cactaceae. Van Houtte invited him to come to Belgium to edit his 'Flore des Serres'. He however returned to Paris in poverty after Linden bought up the Verschaffelt Établissement and gave the editorship of the 'l'Illustration Horticole' to E. André./The 'Jardin Fleuriste' is a beautifully illustrated work, containing many large folded plates, which have double numbers, sothat the actual number of plates is 408. In the first half of the 19th century colour printing from stone dominated the scene of botanical illustration and the Belgian lithographers reached the ultimate in craftmanship, in a period that Belgium was one of the main horticultural centres in Europe.//Stafleu & Cowan 4376.

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        Le Jardin Fleuriste. Journal général. Premier volume.

      F. & E. Gyselynck, Gand 1851 - 102 full-page and 3 double-page orig. full col. plates heightened with gum + 42 uncol. plates or sm. ill. in the text, showing a large collection of flowers from all over the world. botanical works, 19th c., , 1 volumes. Half leather , some ff. loose, some foxing & browning. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Moore's Irish melodies / illustred by D. Maclise, R.A.

      London : Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, [n.d.] 1851 - Other title; Irish melodies. With decorated half-title page. First published in numbers, 1807 -. Physical description; 1 p. ?., iv, 280 p. : front, ill. ; 25 cm. The plates and text within ornamental borders; the appendices within ruled borders. Provenence; from the library of J. Louis Collard. In a sumptuous, commissioned period binding. Full, pebble-grain calf over bevelled boards. Raised bands; spine compartments tooled with gilt shamrock and harp motifs. Both panels elaborately tooled in gilt. Front hinge starting with some minor wear to the bands. Remains overall an uncommonly good example. Additional detail on request. 2 Kg. 280 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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